I am a pacifist and the daughter of a minister. I am an ex-activist currently living in the U.S.-Mexico border, who is attempting to gain a deeper understanding of the border, my own theoretical model of the border, the border machine, the Deleuzo-Guattarian war machine, the Virilian concept of pure war and resistance, specifically resistance in border regions.[i] In the following discussion of the militarized city, human-landscape interactions in border regions, the role of the state, and agency, I will refer to marxism, anarchism, and New Labour in the UK.
I. I’m afraid of every poem I write; they all remember. I know I cannot write of the missing, rubble, flags, hardhats, pieces of planes and skyscrapers, without conjuring two seconds of film- second plane hits second tower. I want to remember the dead, but I pray to forget the news. II. But the news […]