“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, July 22, 2014

Hypocrisy, Lameness, and Weakness

Cliff writes of that review: 

“It's kinda interesting that "hypocrisy, weakness and lameness" aren't taken seriously as a response to a global cataclysm. They're brushed aside in favor of some flavor of big science and big violence. These are the same sort of criticisms that Occupy faced, and yet they succeeded in changing the national dialogue on income inequality.”

Aha. You see I didn't actually read it...

I guess the only thing I'll say is that if I only had a dollar for every time someone asked, while I was presenting the hyperobjects, “what are we to do?”---a question whose implication was that I had gotten something terribly wrong...

I used to say that hesitation and puzzlement are things to do. They are of course. But now I also “have” “a” “politics” that arises from thinking hyperobjects, so I can talk about that. I can only be thankful to the people of Iceland for these new things to say, which are a great help. 

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