Batman’s insistence that he can, must, will get into the Strong Male Character box comes close to hysteria, but there’s no room in there for his bat ears and cape and he won’t take them off.
the more interesting thing, tho, will be how this power interacts with the gleeful nihilistic takedowns /exposures already pounced out by ‘the private sector’. soon as snowden’s outed he’s tarnished as a bum otaku sexfiend; meanwhile dzhokhar gets a fandom. how do you blackmail a generation that’s already 95% disclosed before a public that’s basically schizophrenic?
My genes done gone and tricked my brain
By making fucking feel so great
That’s how the little creeps attain
Their plan to fuckin’ replicate
But brain’s got tricks itself, you see
To get the bang but not the bite
I got this here vasectomy
My genes can fuck themselves tonight.
When the world ends, it’ll end in Belgrade ten years later because they never met the international requirements.
To speak seriously of such a separation is to get that it isn’t an axe driven through a unitary mass called life, which we can get back to with a little tender love, care, and insurrection, but that both sides of the separation – art and life, like politics and life, economics and life – are little more than the Janus blade-faces of that same splitting axe.