4. This is not happening

I cannot blame a Satan, a Lucifer, a Mephistopheles, for the evils I have committed, the consequences of which have infected other people’s lives. I know, as certainly as I know anything, that the roots are in myself, buried deeper than I care to delve, in caverns so dark that I fear to explore them.Sigue leyendo “4. This is not happening”

3. A prophet of the Anthropocene

…Particularly bitter is moral knowledge, the knowledge of good and evil…ethics is bound to contain a prophetic element. It must be a revelation of a clear conscience, unclouded by social conventions; it must be a critique of pure conscience Nikolai Berdyaev (1931): The Destiny of Man (Tr. N. Duggington, 1955), pp.14-16. As I write this,Sigue leyendo “3. A prophet of the Anthropocene”

2. The new abnormal

Scientists are saying the future’s going to be far more futuristic than they originally predicted ‘Krysta Now’ in Richard Kelly (2007) Southland Tales. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the life of citizens around the world, experience unprecedented months of lockdown. We witness with impotence and resignation the sudden death of so many people,Sigue leyendo “2. The new abnormal”

1. A glimpse of things to come

The gap which makes these paradoxes possible is that between knowledge andbelief: we know the (ecological) catastrophe is possible, probable even, yet we do not believe it will really happen. Slavo Žižek (2011): Welcome to the Anthropocene, in Living in the End Times, pp.327-336. The current Covid-19 global epidemic is creating havoc around the world.Sigue leyendo “1. A glimpse of things to come”