This isn’t some niche of Republicans with Nazi-sympathetic ideologies. Turning Point has national traction in conservative and libertarian politics as well as an alliance with Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. On Jan. 6, 2021, Turning Point Action, a TPUSA affiliate, deployed seven buses with about 350 people total to the Capitol rally. Stony Brook permitting members of the Capitol rally to organize on campus is like having a Stony Brook Proud Boys club.
Merely existing is insufficient. Resurrections argues that complacency and watching events unfold without acting is spiritually fatal. We lock away our desires and trauma ostensibly to free ourselves, but inevitably trapping ourselves in another prison. In the movie’s words: “Are memories turned into fiction any less real?”