August 23, 2008
I read BFP and thought Beloved. About Sethe, Beloved, and Denver. The conflict between survival, murder, and breastfeeding. About how instinctively [possibly] a mother would not know which to do when facing the realities of captivity.
[India is not some damp cave; it is home.]
If this child had been kidnapped from a poor borough in Australia for 8 years, and India discovered that she had been adopted by a Brahmin family — would we face the same “dilemma” about whether the child should return home?
Using someone’s living [reality] to prove a point about Hollywood does not a great satire make. People like appending post- to different concepts. In a world where we wish to respect people’s humanity and value their presence, perhaps we’re post-politically incorrect satire.
Perhaps there are [many varied infinite intelligent] ways to express a poignant point without demeaning people [for millions of dollars and back slaps from the culture you mock].
A great interview with a [well-chosen and uplifting] vice presidential candidate. I will vote my [identity] ticket. People [literally] want to see change in [identity] politics, if not just in the [skin] makeup of their politicians.