“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

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Yeah I Have a Substack and I Said a Thing about a Post of Zizek's


I almost liked this a lot. But, come on—feeling sorry for what white people did and do, there’s no harm in it. A little bit (or a lot, even) of guilt and shame never hurt anyone. Just because it might spark a superego spiral is no reason not to go there. And looking stupid while you squirm well, that just comes with the territory. You can’t do this part beautifully. It’s called actual real conscience. Also, I’m not sure the “père” (of whatever kind) is implicitly pire-in-waiting. Even if it is, it’s being nice and irritating and oedipal for now, and that’s good enough for me, as a survivor of a pire of a father like you wouldn’t believe.

- Timothy Morton

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