Academic journal article Field

Each Thing Going on Is Several Things Going On

Academic journal article Field

Each Thing Going on Is Several Things Going On

Article excerpt

Your loved ones die so you eat their brains. It's a sign

of respect. That's one way. In the U.S., we send cards

that we buy at grocery stores. But what can you do?

We're creatures of our moment. There's this game I heard

described on the radio a few weeks back, it was a Jewish

game this guy played with his wife when they met non-

Jews. The game went something like this: "He'd turn

us in." "She wouldn't turn us in." "She would but he

wouldn't." It's a dark game. And what are the cues

they'd go by? What might I do when talking with them,

knowing on their way home they'd be back and forth

with if or not I would or wouldn't. I can understand

why one would imagine the government is opening camps,

and that they're looking for you. Invitations go out.

It's how they round people up sometimes. I read once

that the police send out a slew of "You Won" letters

to the addresses of people with outstanding warrants,

with the address to show up to for their prize, and then

arrest piles and piles of them. Also a pivotal scene

in The X-Files, where the evil (I guess?) aliens lure the

humans who'd been working with them to a hangar

to escape something, only to kill them all with flame

throwers. …

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