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Who is to blame?!
A series of answers:
body politic, n.:
1. A nation regarded as a corporate entity; (with the) the state. Frequently with body contrasted
with the head of state, or used in medical metaphors.
2. Law. A corporation; = body corporate n. Now rare. Such an entity typically consists of a group or
association of persons, but may occasionally consist of a single individual: cf. quots. 1641, 1642, 1952,
and corporation n 3a.
3. Any organized society or association of persons.
1. Hands and feet
2. External appendages
3. Gangrenous limbs
4. Argumentative/polemical gestures of axonic dimensions
5. Diatribes and disputes instead of debates and discourse
6. The fetishization of gesamtbevölkerung/folk culture
7. False comparisons
8. Unshared languages and customs to which we are nevertheless shackled by cultural genetics
9. The romance of the ignorant
10. The sexualization of the violent, morbid, or uncanny
11. The effects of an action applied to a body generations ago, for which, while the instigation
disappears, the results remain
12. The virality of language and the permanence of distortion
13. The societal implications of being not quite something, or too much of it
15. Illusions as correlative or causative events
16. Moral responsibility [and the abrogation thereof]
16. Automobiles, bombs, and films (c.f.: Adorno & Horkheimer)
-Maya Miro Johnson
November 6th, 2020
Written for and premiered by Mekhi Gladden, Fall 2020."
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