Arguments for the radical cognitive change required to fix ecological catastrophe.
The idea of sustainability implies that the system we now have is worth sustaining... There is a lack of attention to what is being efficiently sustained.
Bataille gave a name to this smooth functioning myth: the restricted economy. A restricted economy is one in which the dominant theme is efficiency: minimum energy throughput. The Earth is finite, and economic flows must be restricted to its finite size and capacities. So much ecological ethics, politics, and aesthetics is based on the economy of restriction.
Things are mysterious, in a radical and irreducible way.
Being ecological includes a sense of my weird inclusion in what I’m experiencing.
We’ve been thinking that we are on top of things, outside of things or beyond things, able to look down and decide exactly what to do, in all sorts of ways for about 12,000 years.