Mara Keisling: We do identity politics here, and my identity matches the politics I do. When we founded NCTE, trans people didn’t have a voice in Washington. As a trans person, I just knew that was wrong. Genres like the idyll and the pastoral are the products of urbanization no less than modern genres like film noir and the horror film. Film noir reconstructs and sensationalizes the murder events neutralized through insurance claims, police procedure, property disputes and other urban non events. The horror film tries to simulate the revenge of repressed nature, from which the viewer is of course at a safe distance.
As a collective mind, as in the case of religion, we are brainwashed into only ‘seeing’ those words that are told us, and we avoid the parts which are actually staring us straight in the face. Because we are told something over and over again, we then believe it. I will call it ‘Skimming’.
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“We kept waiting for him to pop up,” Kleine said. Olympic gold medal team, coached by Indiana’s Knight, were among the first seven selections in the draft, beginning with Georgetown center Patrick Ewing, who was taken first by the New York Knicks, and ending with St. John’s guard Chris Mullin, taken by the Golden State Warriors..