Tim Morton’s right on the money with this one:
A gun, not a person, killed a 7-year-old boy outside a gun store yesterday near to Pittsburgh. The father’s gun.
“Guns don’t kill people,” right?
I’m not just making a point. OOO has political implications. Nonhumans are already on the inside of social space.
So these nonhumans that are already on the inside of social space, why can’t they just control themselves and stop shooting children?
Strangely enough, Morton’s most recent post is not addressed to nonhumans like guns, but to humans (politicians) who control them – that is way too anthropocentric!
Repeat after me – gun control means guns control themselves! Down with humans! More nonhuman agency please!