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Unformatted text preview: s (Silent) Scandal”, Soc Justice
30 no2 2003, Accessed 8-4-12, MR)
Black liberation, as a prospect, makes radicalism more dangerous to the U.S. This is not because it raises
the specter of an alternative polity (such as som, or community control of existing resources), but because its condition of
possibility and gesture of resistance function as a negative dialectic: a politics of refusal and a refusal to
affirm, a "program of complete disorder." One must embrace its disorder, its incoherence, and allow oneself to be elaborated by it, if
indeed one's politics are to be underwritten by a desire to take down this country. If this is not the desire that
underwrites one's politics, then through what strategy of legitimation is the word "prison" being linked to the word "abolition"? What are this movement's lines of
political accountability? There is nothing foreign, frightening, or even unpracticed about the embrace of disorder and incoherence. The desire to be
embraced, and elaborated, by disorder and incoherence is not anathema in and of itself . No one, for example, has
ever been known to say "gee-whiz, if only my orgasms would end...
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