An awesome question, Jen, one that certainly lies beyond the scope of this short piece and perhaps…
Marquis Bey
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It is a vagueness that must be passed by in such a short space, but, at the same time, I think it is precisely what is at stake. Angela Davis once said that ‘to be radical is to go back to the root’. When it comes to questions of the radical in the sociopolitical sphere, I think the first thing that should be brought into the foreground is the root of power. In this case, I think we must interrogate the presupposition that the root of power lies solely in semiotic space (i.e. hegemony logics, modes of being, etc), or that what ‘reorders the order of things’ excludes the state, capitalism, and other things that we cannot seize by the written word.