Renaud explains the plan and sack and govern Venice.
So … is there sympathy. Is such a naked analysis of power relevant?
Sure, its the shock doctrine.
[here follows a précis of Naomi Klein’s book …]
Weil also gets the destruction down to the level of culture – recalling much of what we’ve seen in New Orleans, or the looting that was allowed to happen in Iraq … but what do you do with prescience?
Well, you can only make your piece – you can’t force people to an specific interpretation.
And can we even call it prescience – it seems more like timelessness.
But Brecht’s critique of timelessness is that it means you can’t change a thing, and that the common response is stoicism …
But is there any right response at all? That seems totally impossible.
And with that challenge hanging in the air … we break.