Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Faculty Member Among the Thugs

"I went to the MU yesterday in order to meet a colleague for coffee. As I arrived, I saw what was occurring and walked up from behind. Cops were surrounding the sitting protestors, arms linked, around the tents. I walked up to an isolated cop on the outskirts of the crowd and asked her to explain what was happening: a tear gas or pepper spray gun (whatever) was pointed at my body and she refused to speak to me. Immediately, I was part of the illegal protest (in a virtual, unclear state of violence) by merely walking on to the quad in the proximity of a cop behind everyone. If I wanted to know where I had a right to stand, she would not have told me. Moments later, the cops broke through the circle of protestors--some were in our graduate program, I might add, and fortunately were unharmed--and destroyed the tents."

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