Authors Posts by Belli Research Institute

Belli Research Institute

Belli Research Institute
5 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
The Belli Research Institute for Critical Thots is an experimental platform for thotties and babblers writing during wartime. Belli, Latin for both 'of the war' and 'in the war', alludes to the totality of civil war in which everyone is a partisan and no existing conditions are exempt. The critical thots at BRI explore difference, contradiction, and fissure in political frameworks as fruitful sites for learning and experimentation. Nothing short of the total abolition of this world.

Why We Need Devin Patrick Kelley to be Crazy

Saying the Unsayable Every Time When the unspeakable occurs, where do we turn for answers? Whenever a politician or pundit — the two rusty gears of the great national blah-blah-chatter-machine — informs us that a shooting...

Why MPD Pulls Guns on Highschoolers and Sends Tactical Vehicles to Dance Parties

Note: The article was hastily written a while back but the narrative and ideas presented still feel as pertinent as ever. On January 19th, we tried to host a public dance party in Uptown in...

The Savage Peace: Democracy’s 2500 Years of Failure and the Legacy of Global Civil...

Introduction “I might compare myself to a person who, on beholding beautiful animals either created by the painter’s art, or, better still, alive but at rest, is seized with a desire to see them in...

Don’t Just Follow Along: Some Critical Notes on Tactics and Discourse

We are all here to get our voices heard. This may be true for some, but we question whether this applies generally to a crowd in a protest scenario. Did the various native tribes and...

A Field Guide to Protests: The Protest Marshall

Download and Print Here I. The protest marshal wears a neon vest and has a walkie-talkie. The protest marshal sets themself apart in the protest by wearing a high-visibility vest, making their position look like one of...