11 February 2016

Jasbir K. Puar, homonationalism, stunted growth and effective use of body parts

Jasbir K. Puar is a US-based queer theorist, presently an associate professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Puar is author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times. Puar is a proponent of divestment from Israel and a board member of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.
There are several lessons one could learn from the excellent article by William A. Jacobson about a remarkable appearance of Rutgers Associate Professor Jasbir Puar at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Read it all, it is a clear sign of the times, when an institution of higher learning invites a hatemonger of such an exquisite quality to promote her absurd views in public, without challenge, without any attempt of a free discussion or criticism.

As a curious technicality, I was struck by a strong sense of deja vu when reading this quote from Ms Puar's learned presentation:
These [Israeli actions] are all pivotal elements. These are also about the machinery of biopolitical control itself, the experiment of expanding and entrenching power to such an extent that at certain moments it can barely be recognized as this incorporative mechanism. Israeli computational sovereignty is invested in entities and populations far below and beyond the human form and territories far more complex than the proper ownership of land that is invested in the control of controlled self. Algorithmic computations are rationalized in the service of a liberal yet brutal humanism and humanitarianism...
The impenetrable language adopted by certain circles of modern academia, the terms such as "biopolitical control", "incorporative mechanism", "computational sovereignty", the foggy definitions such as "proper ownership of land that is invested in the control of controlled self" are the only defense of many a quasi-scientist against richly deserved criticism and derision.

In this case the source of the language became quite clear after reading this: "Puar has an M.A. in Women's Studies from the University of York and completed her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies at University of California at Berkeley in 1999." Indeed, and who do we know in University of California at Berkeley who is both rabidly anti-Israeli and perfected the art of super-dense "scientific" gobbledygook? Yes, of course. Say no more.

But as an Elder, I was horrified by the two following quotes:
Maiming and stunting then forces bodily change. It weaponizes bodily change. The objects of gendering and genreing then are about biopolitical calculations, population metrics, reproductive capacities, biogenetics and eugenics.
Technologies of measure, algorithmic computing, architecture and infrastructure — prehensive gendering operates at the sub, para and intimate levels as body parts and the kinds of changes that come with epigenetic deterioration take hold. In the context, then, of Palestine, hacking is not a computational metaphor, rather a distinct practice of reshaping the forms of human bodies and parts informed by computational platforms.
While the speech was met by thunderous applause (it is Vassar college, after all, the bastion of progressive thought), I am certain that nobody in the auditorium really understood how far reaching is that "distinct practice of reshaping the forms of human bodies and parts informed by computational platforms". So, with permission from the Elders' HQ, I shall disclose some of our nefarious activities in the field of biogenetics and eugenics.

We have already surpassed the earlier stages of biopolitical gender-insensitive mayhem, when our experimental subjects belonged (initially) exclusively to the animal world. The highly trained Mossad sharks, including the man-eating and the laser-equipped freaking varieties, the remote controlled venomous snakes, the monster piranhas, the spying eagles - all this, while remaining in our arsenal and useful, has fallen far behind our rapidly moving leading edge.

Our biologists, informed by computational platforms (but of course), are able to produce any shape and structure of a living being, according to parameters defined by the needs of the far reaching Zionist enterprise. It goes without saying that the necessary human bodies and parts of thereof come from our neighbors, while some more exotic spare parts have to be acquired elsewhere and from various animals that conform with our specs.

While I am not allowed to show the battle-ready creations, especially the miniaturized ones, created from the Palestinian (and other) body parts via use of nanotechnology, I can only report that their "weaponized bodily change" makes every single one of these nano-fighters more deadly than a squadron of F-22. And it must be made clear that after a suitable process of computational sovereignty investment, they are more Zionist than the whole Knesset.

But I can disclose here some of our living beings that were created for use in entertainment industry. Here you go:

I only hope you understand from these, ostensibly peaceful, examples, how deadly are the battle-ready beings we have at our beck and call.

And shall take care accordingly.