We must be willing to turn away from the comfort zone of polite exchange in order to embrace a truly political negativity, one that promises, this time, to fail, to make a mess, to fuck shit up, to be loud, unruly, impolite, to breed resentment, to bash back, to speak up and out, to disrupt, assassinate, shock, and annihilate.
—Jack Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure
The forces of civility are united, and they are strong.
They will not be defeated by a polite, well-behaved mob of upstanding citizens.
Let’s fuck shit up together. Send your rants and raves, hopes and desires, fears and fantasies. Heady manifestos dripping with political significance are welcome, but so are dirty notes that smell of public bathrooms.