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Re: <nettime> dark days
Brian Holmes on Thu, 13 Jun 2013 06:30:31 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> dark days

I agree that' the specialist responses are the saddest. Not just clever people, but anyone who paid attention since TIA in 2002 knew this was going on. All the people who are trying to be more cynical than thou are lame. There is a huge difference between intellectuals knowing what the state is doing (that's their job, after all) and official, incontrovertible proof for everyone. The difference is made by acts of exceptional courage. It's ihugely positive. Cynicism is a fear to commit. It's the banality of defeat.

I prefer to find this recent news a light in dark times.


PS: The Anthropocene is now our fate. Any blow to the capitalist state that has brought it on is a good thing. For the rest, knowing how to face it is what wre all need to learn. Let's help each other.

On 06/12/2013 04:01 PM, Rob Myers wrote:

Some of the saddest specialist responses to PRISM that I've read argue
that it isn't a shock and that clever people knew this sort of thing was
going on anyway.

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