I was reading the other day about the phenomenon of the “bow shock wave”: that is, when the bossman enters the room, the way his spear-carriers deploy so as to make his entrance both secure and highly visible. It is an ancient power technique, and I found myself wondering whether new gophers were explicitly taught it, or else absorbed it by osmosis. Next I found myself hoping to live long enough to see an integrated and comprehensive account of human politics that more or less ignores the laws, documents, institutions, ideologies and other paraphernalia with which we conceal our nature from ourselves. Lenin called it correctly: “kto-kovo” or “who-whom”.

Posted on May 21, 2009 at 09:24 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink
In: MONKEY BUSINESS, The Monkey Agenda

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