My Mideast Punchlines: Jasbir’s jabberings…

Ah, the high tower of Academia. Further to my punchline entitled “flesh wound” and concerning a new award-winning book by Jasbir Puar, a professor of gender studies in the US, in which she argues that Israel maims but deliberately doesn’t kill Palestinians, to better subjugate them, here’s an excerpt that I’m sure you will find enlightening:

“Disciplinary enclosure consorts with micromodulations of bodily becomings to ensure a population laden with affective reactivity. A politically regulated and controlled affective logic projected and interpreted as cultural and civilisational reactivity reinforces Orientalist projections of racial difference.”

biffI suggest that we all should receive an award for even attempting to get our heads around that sort of gobbledygook. It’s almost as if you are, Puar, trying to convince yourself of your absurd allegation by deliberately confusing the rest of us plebs with your academic amphigory*

*a nonsense verse or composition : a rigmarole with apparent meaning which proves to be meaningless.

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