Friday, 31 March 2017

Quotes 2017 #90

"It should be easy, now, to understand the destitution of indigenous, oral persons who have been forcibly displaced from their traditional lands. The local earth is, for them, the very matrix of discursive meaning; to force them from their native ecology (for whatever political or economic purpose) is to render them speechless--or to render their speech meaningless--TO DISLODGE THEM FROM THE VERY GROUND OF COHERENCE. It is, quite simply, to force them out of their mind."

David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous.