The question is, what replaces the human?…

“The question is, what replaces the human? Ethno-nationalism is clearly a big part of the answer for many politicians and voters, as parties offering nativism, racism, protectionism and apartheid are enjoying popular support. The notion of a Dark Enlightenment feeds off the liberal Enlightenment. To me the real miracle is that consensus and communication exists despite all the violence and division in the world. But for some—and I mean over-excited man-childs—the shattering of the world into tribes and interest groups is a moment of reality. This is the Naked Lunch when we see exactly what is at the end of our forks as William Burroughs, another immature genius, once wrote.”

Nick Land: the Alt-writer | Prospect Magazine (via newdarkage)