“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, March 5, 2013

"Because the stakes are so low"

...Churchill's pretty funny reason why academia can get so heated.

Some of you are bothered as was I by the stalking. I don't entirely blame the dude who did it. His suffering and aggression had been marinating in the situational violence of early ecocriticism.

Which is why the editor of that journal leapt to his defense. Again, the postmodern violence that enables someone to attack humans in the name of nonhumans.

One of his taglines was "I speak for the trees."

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