… my spirituality and my politics to avoid the intrinsic cruelty of disembodiment and transcendence. The only path to joy and inner peace in these conditions has been to critically engage with my world through the lens of rage, to find my own wholeness in wrathful love. I do not have the luxury of ignoring with hubris or passive aggressive sweeps when I’m out of integrity with my own freedom, because it’s a matter of life and death.
But you must learn how to see the world and everyone in it first, something systems of oppression actively suppress, and that requires resilience and resistance to avoiding falling prey to pride and frailty.
White supremacist, colonial-imperialist kyriarchy are all rooted in the politics and ethics of capitalism. Digging further into the roots of capitalism, we discover an essence known to some Indigenous people as wetiko — and this bottomless, ceaseless void originates, it could be argued, from a profound fear of death, be it of the physical body or the image-identity, that keeps this engine of terrorism and torture fueled.