I ran across this quote while reading James C. Scott’s work, Against the Grain.
It is profoundly difficult for me to read this, but I think I owe it to myself to understand farming and writing and reading as complicit elements in the world as we now know it in part–exploited, enslaved, and unenlightened. Scott’s genius is to take the existing state of knowledge and connect the nodes into a very different map, more complex, more carefully nuanced, and more useful.
I have included an alternative, mixed media view of this quote and invite you to share a conversation over the book.
Just a note. This take might be completely off, but from where I am right now in my reading this is how it seems: pwnd & complicit. I am hoping this changes. Please, let it change.