Monday, September 19, 2016


Once unleashed, revolutions proceed as dispassionately as fate itself, as life herself: they follow their own objective laws, irrespective of their impact on people’s lives and the erstwhile ideals that inspired the early revolutionaries. The beginnings become irrelevant as dark yearnings are released and different forces, motivated by anything but the erstwhile ideals, compete for control.

Note: As is the case in my previous post, Noria, the figure of the martyr plays a central role here. Once again his body is replicated a number of times forming a wheel, but the wheel here is notably different from the Noria. In the Noria, the body of the martyr received the world with an open embrace. Here, the wheel is stomping on all that lies in its path – rushing, crushing, blinding and bludgeoning. 






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