Thursday, October 4, 2012

Black October 1993

I was a much younger person when Yeltsin's reign of counter-revolutionary terror truly began in earnest in October 1993, with, of course the usual wink and nod from then-President Clinton. The human suffering that ensued was incalculable. Those who were part of the uprising have not forgotten. Nor should we.

The uprisings occured in what Badiou might call an intervallic period that was still in its early stages (it was around this time that we were being told that "history" had "ended" and that neoliberal capitalism was inevitable). Given more recent events a couple decades hence, it appears that the rebirth of history is at hand. Interesting times, my friends. Interesting times...

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