“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, November 22, 2011

Nebraskans For Oleoresin Capsicum

One of my Ph.D. students is now living in Nebraska, and he reports from there (while finishing his excellent dissertation on the perils of agriculture) that many are siding with the police and the admin at UC Davis. Their logic goes something like “They deserved it, they were breaking the law.”

This is the same defense that rapists use: “She was asking for it.”

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