Toward Supreme Love in Self – (This Is an Endarkened, Feminist, New Literacies Event)
Don’t Lie (Asher speaks)
What Sash did…or, what she didn’t do, was a tiny affront to terror—the lethal kind that can be sparked by an other. Sash’s silence in the face of terror could, for her, be doubly powerful. In addition to helping her detach from the REALITIES she experienced, her silence could also protect her from further hardening. But, if maintained, it would also stop her acceptance of tenderness and respect that could come later. Her constant resistance could set her up for different disasters, even more t/Terror. I think this is a hard concept to accept…that terror leads to Terror. But think about it. Some people are called to fight Terrorism in infantries and on the front lines of battlefields. They fight through intelligence agencies, federal bureaus, and socioeconomic strategies, laws, campaigns, and boycotts. Others don’t see bloodshed or boardrooms. Some people fight Terrorism by curbing terror… through careful inter- and intrapersonal examinations, spiritual warfare, prayer, consciousness raising, and the support of souls for righteous partnerships.
So, what if there’s real value in examining and managing the beginning of terror and not only the end of Terror? I think I’m on to something. I’m starting to think that when people—women, men, and them—come together to maintain healthy relationships, with themselves and with others, they are positioned to snuff out terrorist ← 275 | 276 → tendencies where they begin: in the human heart and mind, and where they end: in the world at large...