Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Monday, July 6, 2015

...and now I've heard it all...

BBC Radio 4, you just quoted the dominant (Thatcherite, austerity-addicted) political class of the Baltic in support of the status quo against those "stupid" southern people who might be tainted by the "middle East."

I had an awesome lunch with the finance minister of Lithuania (thanks to Gediminas, our architectural host! Hi! Learning Lithuanian--really badly!) in which he couldn't have made it clearer that he was a philistine no-nothing with an axe, and I in turn made it quite clear exactly why austerity was the daftest and most destructive drill bit of a daft destructive system. Difficult even in that situation to speak up: it gets a bit personal when you're having to tell someone to their face...and you have passion...

Can you imagine a US senator, even a Republican one, saying “There are too many universities” at a university? Even if you believe it, you don't say it out loud, dude.

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