But They Love Us
Love may be especially crucial in the event of the failure of the nation to deliver its promise for the good life — Sara Ahmed
A shift in violence has occurred, no longer demarcated as dead living, the secular white queer is now a full automated apparatus of the state. Morphed into an exceptionalism of sorts, the secular queer whose love of nation has long been forlorned is now conditionally welcomed in. A collusion which allows for a rearticulation of queer narratives to be hijacked into a state augmented reality of national progress and modernity. Now what is gifted to us is a sanitized image of sexual freedom through a repackaged heteronormativity. What is the cost of becoming a 'respectable' subject?