There is no guarantee that this scenario will not be repeated, or that indeed what we are living today is not already a repetition. Alenka Zupancic "This reminds me of something Frederic Jameson said, that now-day people can easily imagine the earth being hit by a comment, than a radical transformation of the social, political but also economical coordinates of our daily life. As if things will never really change from within and only a radical catastrophe can save us from ourselves. - Which is also why there is a significant ambivalence surrounding this expectation of sudden end. And many choose to cheer at the prospect of some kind of catastrophe, the prospect precisely of this kind of total extinction or whatever. Here perhaps we should apply Frank Ruda's ingenious formula and say 'But wait, it has already happened!' - at least once - we don't even need to pretend and act as if it already happened. The earth has once been an [inaudible], completely free of sickness, of humans and of their problems and devices - and look where this has led us, has led it. In other words, what if this apocalyptic scenario, this perspective of radical extinction, is perhaps too optimistic? What if, in fact, nothing, not even the prospect of total extinction, can guarantee a way out of the very precise predicament we are in now. There is no guarantee that this scenario will not be repeated, or that indeed what we are living today is not already a repetition." https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1189224022653239296?referrer=gencshehu
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