This is What Democracy Looks Like

police photographing protesters

Any Neruda fan will tell you that poetry can be political. But how about the other way around?

Today’s Guardian has a disturbing story about how protesters are being treated in the United Kingdom – as menaces to society. It seems as if ‘protest’, with a fractured logic that only exists in poetry, can elide into ‘domestic extremism’ without skipping a line. After all, don’t extremists and protesters both share the same irrational hatred of the way things are today?

So who says that politics can’t be poetical?

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