“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 7, 2014

"We Don't Have Time for This"

This hurts really bad. I know a tiny bit how they must feel given the stigmatization of my schizophrenic brother.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Similar incident up here (fairly recently) too. Cops going apeshit on a bus, killing a young man.
Time was the issue. I remember a letter to the editor about an incident a couple decades ago, in which the police took all day to disarm a young man. Time. Getting to a point of understanding and peace.
I say to my students, "these poems aren't text messages, so slow the fuck down."
Well, not exactly like that... but that's the gist.