Seizure

The ecological value of the term Nature is dangerously overrated, because Nature isn’t just a term – it’s something that happened to human-built space, demarcating human systems from Earth systems. Nature as such is a twelve-thousand-years old human product, geological as well as discursive. Its wavy elegance was eventually revealed as inherently contingent and violent, as when in a seizure one’s brain waves become smooth. Wash-rinse-repeat the agrilogistics and suddenly we reach a tipping point.

The Anthropocene doesn’t destroy Nature. The Anthropocene is Nature in its toxic nightmare form. Nature is the latent form of the Anthropocene waiting to emerge as a catastrophe.

–Timothy Morton, Dark Ecology

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There Will Be A Brighter Day

There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it’s all dark

— Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

 

There will be a brighter day, if you believe in brighter days.

— Erykah Badu

 

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A Flicker of Resistance

The concept Nature is a flicker of resistance to the oncoming metal army of industrialization, like a medieval sword made of rubber. A fake medieval sword that heightens the fire risk in California’s Yosemite National Park: John Muir, architect of the parks and believer in Nature, favored the growth of trees that covered the slopes in attractive (and flammable) swaths of dense green, to the chagrin of the Native Americans.

— Timothy Morton, Dark Ecology

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