Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fundamental Instincts

Our overarching instinct is to preserve that narrative that preserves our place in the (now technologically defined) economic landscape; i.e., the economy (now global, not place-based). 

Cultural memes (anchors of the narrative) dislodge from terra firma - soccer, religion, politics - anything really - and stand in for our homestead/place. Dangerous because unbounded. That's why we're in the grip of so many "fundamentalisms".

The power of the "divine right of kings" didn't come from the kings but from this overarching instinct. 

(Hobbes articulated it without understanding.) Without place there is singularity.

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