2. Identifies and names the
Other as Intimate Enemy
The Mushroom Cloud reveals what happens
when humans practice the science of complete, value-free,
impersonal, emotionless objectivity. That is, when they successfully
so remove their personal feelings from their actions that they even
objectify themselves in the process.
In this light, the seemingly personal act of an individual
scientist working hard to remove subjectivity and so place
himself in a value free, purely objective space is an act of fear.
It is fear of what is personal and
human, and it is an act of withdrawing from
what is human. It is fear of letting the Other (organic or inorganic)
into one’s personal intellectual and emotional
space. For to do so is to be considered tainted with
the data produced and, consequently, by scientific standards to be considered
corrupted and useless.
The scientific act of disciplining one’s self
to be objective is a way of restricting intimacy to
the zero point. However, as Earthfolk see it, it is
clearly an act of misdirection, in
that it is actually an act of intimacy.
It is an act of intimacy which refuses
intimacy to the Other—makes you present as Intimate Enemy.
The scientist says, “I know” as if he is
an isolated individual. This is a view Earthfolk hold
to not only be erroneous but dangerous.
When any human so restricts their intimacy, it is impossible
for them not to create a world without
intimacy. Scientists and Scientismists have created a world
without intimacy, to which the twin icons of the present
nuclear apocalypse testify.