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

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The New Yorker today:

Between now and January 20, 2017, a transformation will occur: Donald Trump, whom we know today as a deeply flawed candidate, will become President Trump, to whom deference is owed.

No. This is the religious supplement of democracy, which doesn't exist in nearly the same mode in the UK. Nothing is “owed” to a president. Things are “owed” to lords and monarchs.

2 comments:

John T. Maher said...

Perhaps Trump will prove less like Creon and more as King Ashoka, an abundance of beneficence and peace. Nah.

D. E.M. said...

To whom deference is owed???!!!
What the Actual Fuck?
That is disgraceful. Even the word "civility " in place of deference is troubling.

I'm so sorry this happening. If I can offer any kind of cross-border solidarity, I do so with genuine respect and willingness.