If a book were written all in numbers, it would be true. Nothing said in words ever came out quite even. Things in words got twisted and ran together. But underneath the words, at the center, like the center of the Square, it all came out even. Everything could change, yet nothing would be lost. If you saw the numbers you could see that, the balance, the pattern. You saw the foundations of the world. And they were solid.
.. In Oakland the police react. Two policemen go to the Panther Party headquarters shoot the windows and kill the posters of Newton and Cleaver. One finds in this act the unmistakable reminder of the magical act of killing an image usually attributed to so-called primitive and non-white people. It is, in any case, a sign of hate, which does not mislead.
Movies are an authoritarian medium. They vulnerabilize you and then dominate you. Part of the magic of going to movies is surrendering to it, letting it dominate you. The siting in the dark, the looking up, the tranced distance from the screen, the being able to see the people on the screen being so much bigger than you, prettier than you, more compelling than you, etc.