Angela Natividad's Live & Uncensored!

15 June 2009

Inklust #4: The Thinking Meat

[Humans] live in a world where it's words and not deeds that have power, where the ultimate skill is mastery of language. This is a terrible thing because basically we are primates who've been programmed to eat, sleep, reproduce, conquer and make our territory safe, and the ones who are most gifted at that, the most animal types among us, always get screwed by the others, the fine talkers, despite these latter being incapable of defending their own garden or bringing a rabbit home for dinner or procreating properly.

Humans live in a world where the weak are dominant. This is a terrible insult to our animal nature, a sort of perversion or a deep contradiction.

-- The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery

Image credit: Kazuya Akimoto.

What the dickens is "Inklust"? Boy am I glad you asked. Here's the manifesto: part I and part II.

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