Monday, 11 February 2008

Memed Again

By Mahud this time.

It's called the 123 BookMeme.
It just so happens that the book nearest to me as I write this-at lunchtime at work - is Derrick Jensen's Endgame Vol.1 -The Problem of Civilization

These are the rules:
Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
Open the book to page 123
Find the fifth sentence
Post the next three sentences
Tag five people

I continued, "There's a deeper point here, which has to do with our attempts to separate ourselves from the rest of the world, to pretend we're not natural, to consider ourselves exempt from the way the world works. Consider our utter disregard for overshooting carrying capacity-our belief that somehow these ecological principles don't apply to us. Consider also our denial of death and our deification of humans, especially civilized humans, most especially rich white civilized humans. ..."

This book, by the way, which I just started reading yesterday, is having a powerful effect on me already.
I have laughed out loud and I have wanted to cry, all in one chapter.
Right now, I feel vaguely depressed and pretty deeply angry at ourselves.
The man is a fantastic writer.

I'm sorry Mahud - I'm not going to tag 5 people this time. I've only got so much lunchtime left!