I have the expression “to give someone grief” in the back of my mind as I re-read this passage. That “someone” being the powers that be.

Judith Butler
“Global Violence, Sexual Politics”
Kessler Lecture in Queer Ideas

To grieve, and to make grief itself into a resource for politics is not to be resigned to a simple passivity or powerlessness. It is, rather, to allow oneself to extrapolate from our own experience of vulnerability to that experience that others undergo, others whom we may well be able to protect from violence.

To grieve is also a recourse under collective agreements to redress from wrongs.

And so for day 2512

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