Tag Archives: state violence

After Mass Murder in Texas, Republicans and Democrats Echo Familiar Refrains

“The time is now for Congress to shed its cowardly cover and do something.”

Kelly Hayes | Why I Threw Out My Speech for the Women’s March

“What comes from the heart reaches the heart. Period.”

Henry Giroux | The Racist Killing Machine in the Age of Anti-Politics

We are in a new historical era, one that is marked a culture of lawlessness, extreme violence, and disposability, fueled, in part, by a culture of fear, a war on terror, and a deeply overt racist culture that is unapologetic in its disciplinary and exclusionary practices. This deep seated racism is reinforced by a culture of cruelty that is the modus operandi of neoliberal capitalism–a cage culture, a culture of combat, a hyper masculine culture that views killing those most vulnerable as sport, entertainment, and policy.

Henry A. Giroux: The Curse of Totalitarianism and the Challenge of an Insurrectional Pedagogy

Giroux: Pedagogy is a moral and political practice because it offers particular versions and visions of civic life, community, the future, and how we might construct representations of ourselves, others, and our physical and social environment. But it does more; it also “represents a version of our own dreams for ourselves, our children, and our communities.