“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

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Cynicism Up With Which We Will Not Put

This tweet, just received, says it all:

the worst thing about new theories is the amount of effort behind all the newfound naiveté

What can you say to that? Just quietly keep on doing our thing, I guess.


Robert Jackson said...

I know what to say - and I've said it.


We need a manifesto. In the 'manifest' sense.

Henry Warwick said...

This naivete
is the romance of a time
after the pomo