“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

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Protevi on Loughner and Causes of Violence

John Protevi has a wonderful post about violence and its causes in rhetoric. What I love in particular about it is how he sees ideas coding for attitudes. In this case the childish linear billiard ball causality demanded by even John Stewart (otherwise it's lunacy or unfathomable complexity) selects for libertarianism.

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