Continental Agrarianism

Scu has a post up where he writes the following:

Indeed, Agamben and the teabaggers seem to have roughly the same level of analysis of bioethicists (hint, they both think they are nazis).

I’m not saying this is wholly the last word on Agamben (ok, I think it hits the mark rather closely given Agamben’s rhetoric) but certainly one pernicious form of thinking rampant in recent radical thought is to push the “messianic” or evental moment so far out that one literally has nothing to say about the present situation, except that it’s all bad. (If you read Agamben’s chapter on the Karen Quinlen case in Homo Sacer you know what I mean.) All objects then are commodities, all politics is biopolitics, and anything less than the final divine revolt is quasi-fascistic.