“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, August 12, 2014

Agrilogistical Fatalism

One rationalization [of the depression epidemic] is fatalism: I need not act because there's nothing I can do. False.”

The caste system, if you think about it, is agrilogistical fatalism. You know your place in the highly stratified social body. 

And cynical-reason pop Foucault, a la Jared Curtis: “Our place in society has been allotted to us before we were born.”

How different is this cool cynicism from Hindu fundamentalism? 

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