Tied to the mast
…but orange now and black

“However, it is much easier to have a theory than actually to garden”

The Monkey Cage brings us the recently deceased Marxist scholar Leszek Kolakowski’s general theory of not gardening. Sample:

Structuralist Theory

In primitive societies life was divided into the pair of opposites work/leisure, which corresponded to the distinction field/house. People worked in the field and rested at home. In modern societies the axis of opposition has been reversed: people work in houses (factories, offices) and rest in the open (gardens, parks, forests, rivers, etc.). This distinction is crucial in maintaining the conceptual framework whereby people structure their lives. To garden is to confuse the distinction between house and field, between leisure and work; it is to blur, indeed to destroy, the oppositional structure which is the condition of thinking. Gardening is a blunder. Q.E.D.

Click the link for his pwning of gardening from the critical perspectives of Marxism, psychoanalysis, existentialism, and analytic philsoophy.

H/T Juliet Johnson

What a poor misguided soul...

What a poor misguided soul...

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