[NetBehaviour] Why We Shouldn't Kill the Old People and the Young People

Edward Picot julian.lesaux at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 20:56:50 CET 2020


Yes, I like this too. And I also like your post about the goat-song and 
Greek tragedy, Max.

Edward


On 12/03/2020 18:18, Max Herman via NetBehaviour wrote:
>
> Good poetry here!
>
> Reminds me of one of these in a way:
>
> https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/exhibition/healing-ways/medicine-ways/medicine-wheel.html
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> Young People
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> Why We Shouldn't Kill the Old People and the Young People
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> http://www.alansondheim.org/why.png
> some young and old people maybe
>
> Old people remember wood and the hardness and softness of trees.
> Young people know images of trees and their solarization.
> Old people remember air and history.
> Young people know breathing and the annihilation of history.
> Old people remember the transition from the inertness of the
> world and its descriptions to the mapping of the world and the
> absence of the world.
> Young people know the description of the world down to the level
> of the bit, byte, and pixel.
> Old people know the transition is history and possesses its own
> inertness.
> Young people know the only horizon is that of the imminent future
> and its denouement.
> Old people remember wilderness and animals.
> Young people know classifications, sequencing, crispr, and the
> insertion of lineages into classifications, sequencing, and crispr.
> Old people remember tuning the airwaves full of sound and sight.
> Young people know the imminence of the screen and its control.
> Old people remember immanence.
> Young people know imminence.
> Old people know the tuning of the world and the care taken with
> that tuning as slaughter always approaches in the brutality of
> war, plague, and cartels.
> Young people know the incessant annihilation of the world and its
> incessant recovery.
> Old people remember the fecundity of resources.
> Young people know the horizon of scarcity and armageddon.
> Old people remember the materiality of the abacus and sliderule.
> Young people know the immateriality of the cellphone.
> Old people remember the individual.
> Young people know the projection of others.
> Old people remember the map.
> Young people know the directions and directives.
> Old people know the horror of the world.
> Young people know the world and the horror of the world.
> Old people and young people know this isn't funny.
> And I'm a comedian.
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