Stokely Carmichael: And on the day of election they brought their guns. We joked. We expected it.
Mark Fisher: But blogging seemed a more informal space, without that kind of pressure.
Carmichael: The culprits were never caught. We knew it was finished.
Fisher: I surprised myself by moving from a position of detached cynicism to feeling increasingly sad.
Carmichael: As a matter of fact, everyone was happy. Consequently, the time for a mass urban revolt was sensed.
Fisher: All we can expect, we have been led to believe, is more of the same—but on higher resolution screens with faster connections.
Carmichael: If anything, it was to intensify my work. It’s a question of power.
Fisher: There were also political schisms. Part of the importance of the concept of hauntology is the idea of lost futures, of things which never happened but which could have.
Carmichael: I will lick envelopes.
Fisher: Thank you.
Carmichael: No question about it. But going against the United States government is another issue.
Fisher: On a personal level, a rest is impossible. The problem is imagining an alternative that anyone believes could be actually attained.
Carmichael: The sense of the rally could only be described as electrifying. You know.
Fisher: What we wanted was to produce the kind of books we'd want to read ourselves, but which weren't being published anywhere.
Carmichael: Go ahead.