How can we form a comprehensive plan to tackle climate change if we can’t imagine the horror that lie before us, and the horrors that preceded us? Following from the song "Did You Just Call Me Lord Fuckhead?", a tribute to the Dark Mountain Project, this song is also a companion to "Sutton Who", as well as a mash-up of a primitive understanding of the aforementioned In the Dust of This Planet: Horror of Philosophy by Eugene Thacker and The Once and Future World by J.B. MacKinnon.
Starting out with the almost Gnostic rallying cry "Too many laws, too few examples!" of French revolutionary Louis Antoine Léon de Saint-Just, the song tackles the calcified notion that we are given dominion over the planet, only to be given benediction at the last hour. It’s an examination of our inability to separate ourselves from ourselves. MacKinnon looks back to his roots in the prairies of Canada and finds not the comfortable wilderness of red foxes and sage brush, but one wholly influenced by the march of humanity. "The lone person on a wild landscape is a baseline of human liberty, a condition in which we are restrained only by physical limits and the bounds of our own consciousness."
"The vanity of existence is revealed in the whole form existence assumes: in the infiniteness of time and space contrasted with the finiteness of the individual in both; in the fleeting present as the sole form in which actuality exists; in the contingency and relativity of all things; in continual becoming without being; in continual desire without satisfaction; in the continual frustration of striving of which life consists. Time and that perishability of all things existing in time that time itself brings about is simply the form under which the will to live, which as thing in itself is imperishable, reveals to itself the vanity of its striving. Time is that by virtue of which everything becomes nothingness in our hands and loses all real value".