The Fashioning

Popular revolutions are highly deforming processes. They deliver their only good fruit on the short run immediately after they are launched by breaking a certain psychological barrier and undermining a certain sociopolitical state of affairs that were for long deemed impossible to challenge. It takes decades before any other positive consequences begin to emerge on the scene in the form of new culture and new social, political and economic institutions. Meanwhile, the best have to keep struggling against the worst, and all have to contend with that long buried presence deep within their very minds and souls now leeching out, and, in some cases, pouring, unstoppable.