“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, March 17, 2017

Steve Bannon Was in Biosphere 2 (and was a jerk)

From my lovely friend Kathelin Gray, the key figure in said project.

1 comment:

John T. Maher said...

This has been in the media for quite awhile and is low hanging fruit for critiques of Trumpism and its interlocutors. Obviously an unsustainable fraud of a world centered upon artifact and the illusion of being anything but provisional. The membrane between Trump and his neoliberal predecessors simply does nott exist except as a matter of rhetoric.

I have come to see Trump as more honest in his dishonesty than the liberal left. Trump is about naked extraction and something akin to Bios while the left is about the same thing with a gloss of humanism. Both consume and extract. Both are oppressive. Both are fascists. This does not imply that any of us should be accepting of Trump and Biosphere capitalism -- no we must reject all forms of the bubble. Th tropes of current thought such as OOO nature is an idea formed and co-inhabited by the human and Sloterdijk's bubbles which have no outside or inside.

In Bannon's abusiveness of humans I see nothing new except truth and honesty. In his Biosphere as metaphor as coopted nature I see the imperative of the rentier class doing business as usual with a colorful backdrop. That is the message humans serve to all life.