Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Elite panic

"Summarizing her research, Soltis [Rebecca Solnit, author of the book: A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster] found a portrait elites paint of the public, to which they respond in times of crisis:

" 'Part of the stereotypical image is that we’re either wolves or we’re sheep. We’re either devouring babies raw and tearing up grandmothers with our bare hands, or we’re helpless and we panic and mill around like idiots in need of Charlton Heston men in uniforms with badges to lead us.' "

Astra Taylor interview, quoted by Jim Harper

1 comment:

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