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Nikhil Pal Singh
Quick GoT thread: if the Unsullied are the text of slavery/emancipation, and cannon fodder in intra-white wars between the dead and living, the Dothraki -- stand in for all indigenous peoples (now exterminated) as a prelude to civilization.
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Nikhil Pal Singh 29 Apr 19
Replying to @nikhil_palsingh
If slave emancipation is a non-event, (Hartman), indigenous genocide is a structure not an event (Wolfe), so sequence that culminates in the great war for the living stems from first removals/exterminations/treaty violations of the children of the forest by the children of men.
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Nikhil Pal Singh 29 Apr 19
Replying to @nikhil_palsingh
But also, metaphors cut and remix. Thus, I never bought the “wights” as climate change. If anything they are migrant crisis induced by climate change at the end of the anthropocene (age of 🔥) w native genocide recurring as nativist genocide and the return of civilizational war.
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Nikhil Pal Singh 29 Apr 19
Replying to @nikhil_palsingh
If you need convincing on the last point, ask why the war to save humanity/life itself is ultimately less important than the war to dominate the population/production/exchange nexus of Westeros...to come.
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Nikhil Pal Singh 29 Apr 19
Replying to @nikhil_palsingh
Because, to repeat an old saw, it’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.
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Nikhil Pal Singh 29 Apr 19
Replying to @lebron_chris
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