As the Trump era dawns the theme of revolution will become the object of possible predatory attacks on dissent. We can’t be sure. Probably the small fry will get away with revolutionary talk while anyone important who has the power to actually threaten elites will be at risk. The small fry may have to carry the day. More generally we can’t mediate the ambiguities of revolution, actual or symbolic jargon. We can ‘worry’ this all the way to not worrying about it. It is very easy to make the case for ‘real’ revolution, but the reality on the ground is the stubborn persistence of social democratic wish fulfillment disguised as ‘revolution’. But that can serve a purpose here as a way to forestall persecution. Social democratic activism is not illegal. Revolutionary gestures, here purely virtual however, are technically going to be the object of murderous far right vultures, Trump numero uno.
We have by the way distinguished nemo from nemini/ This post is an interpolation from the nemini’s…Who’s who and who will you persecute or subject to drone attacks?