Tuesday 25 June 2013

He "wants" to put the clock back


No he doesn't - not in the way you mean 'wants'.

He thinks it both absolutely inevitable and transcendentally desirable that modernity will collapse - but he personally does not 'want' it in the sense that he supposes he would be happier or his life better if such a thing were to happen.

In fact, to mention only one aspect, his life would certainly be exceedingly restricted, mostly very painful, and he probably would swiftly be dead from one or another medical problem in a non-modern world.

So 'want' is not an appropriate term of description for his beliefs about what ought to happen.


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