November 7, 2019

Short excerpt from the work-in-progress Dry Your Tears To Perfect Your Aim

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In the preface my friend writes: “Is it possible to write about my own death as if it were also the death of capitalism and patriarchy?” And, strangely, in the unreal way he has written up his travels, he (in some sense) does die four times, once at the end of each section. Unfortunately this last time was for keeps. Which makes me wonder: do capitalism and patriarchy need to die or do they only need to change? (If they change into something clearly unrecognizable as capitalism and patriarchy do we say they changed or do we say they died?) As we know, some people would rather die than change and I’m still trying to figure out whether or not my friend was one of them.



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