Cassandra of the Apocalypse: Susan Sontag

By Katemandi, Last Girl on Earth

“That even an apocalypse can be made to seem part of the ordinary horizon of expectation constitutes an unparalleled violence that is being done to our sense of reality, to our humanity.”

 “Anything in history or nature that can be described as changing steadily can be seen as heading toward catastrophe.”

Authoritarian political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear, a sense of the imminence of takeover by aliens and real diseases are useful material.”

Most people in this society who aren’t actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics.”

Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.”

The problems of this world are only truly solved in two ways: by extinction or duplication.”


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