“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

Monday, February 7, 2011

Deleuze on “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Meta”

Fantastic, fantastic quotation by Deleuze from @mattermorph today:

There’s a piece you know that explains this innate spitefulness of people coming from the militant left: “If you like big ideas, then try talking about kindness and fraternity at a leftist meeting. They specialize in all forms of carefully calculated animosity, in greeting anybody, present or absent, friend or foe, and anything they say, with aggressiveness and put downs. They don’t want to understand people, but to check them over… Weird ambition, bit like a cop, to be someone’s guilty conscience.

Made my day to see this. A thousand interactions explained.

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