Radical centrism : The Bakatcha Bandit, Emook, and the hope of the riparian Public Deposited

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  • In 1965 Malcolm X said that we are living in a time of extremism. People in power have misused it now there has to be a change, and a better world has to be built, and the only way it's going to be built is with extreme methods. And I, for one, will join in with anyone--don't care what color you are--as long as you want to change this miserable condition. In 2016 Naomi Klein published This Changes Everything which claimed that the only way to avoid imminent climate destruction was the end of global capitalism. What these two radical, potentially extremist, thinkers show is the connection between systemic liberal oppression and climate exploitation. These are, in essence, the two forces which the protagonists of The Sea Lion and Sailor Song are fighting against: gendered oppression by a monstrous invader and the capitalist commodification of unsettled lands. Emook and Ike, in The Sea Lion and Sailor Song, subvert the systematized logics that the colonizer manipulates for exploitation and in doing so save their communities from destruction. I connect this pattern to the natural example of riparian zones, one of the earth's 15 unique biomes. The riparian is unique in that it exists at the confluence of two diametrically opposed forces: land and water. At this juncture, it ameliorates the effects of things like flooding and pollution that could be destructive to both ecosystems. In this way and others, Emook and Ike can be seen as deploying a natural metaphor for anti-colonialization in a way that challenges how we read nature in literature.
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