He asked us what our favorite work of art was,
But never could I tell it was him
Oh, I wish I could tell him—
Oh, I wish I could have told him
With your gaze you paint the room
Blood red with your tears
Best friends since childhood, Bucky Barnes and Steven Rogers where inseparable on both schoolyard and battlefield. Barnes is the only Howling Commando to give his life in service of his country.
And I’ll find strength in pain…
I’ll know my name as it’s called again
“The struggle of [people] against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting" — Milan Kundera(Source: memoryrecovery)
#i thought a lot to make sure i didn’t think this was inappropriately decontextualizing this quote #but i don’t think it is #memory in a living body is fluid #a re-experiencing #a re-embodying #steve rogers comes from the past as living witness #a body of resistance to mythologizing #which— true— is super-problematic— #but also meaningful #he is the body-with-memory/the-body-as-memory #he fights against the-body-without-memory #/the body as blank slate to inscribe corporate purpose in #(hydra is in a sense a corporation #it envisions itself as a body! #a corporation of men #in which each serves as a head of the monster) #the struggle of memory against unmemory #the struggle of witnessing
relatedly, The Solidarity of Learning via orphan wisdom school
Whoever is in charge these days might consider combing the populace for anyone still alive that has a reliable memory that goes back to the 1950′s or 60′s. A little later would be even better. Those rememberers should be given a stipend for life, and their only job would be to bear faithful witness to the relentless obscurantism that has blistered the last forty years, and to tell the rest of us what has changed.