As a kid, I used to play around with toy animals made of plastic. You could stuff them and store other toys in their stomachs. Now living cows like the one in this movie start looking like my toy cows. A walking container of— yeah, a container of what? The faeces in this cows guts is a distasteful semi-finished product, nothing to be associated with a fresh glass of milk, or a good grilled biece of beef on your plate. The trick is in my observation of the cow: While watching this interesting video, I caught myself wondering when the moment would arrive we could get our bottles of milk 'straight from the cow' and have a natural experience of drinking milk again. I have to think about this for a while, so maybe I'll write something about this later. Now I have some empty bottles to bring to the glass barge.
What is your view on the coronavirus?
Siri Beerends: I really embrace the idea that viruses can teach us a lesson in modesty. It is necessary that our position as the dominant species on the planet is being challenged. I also agree that it is a mistake to think that we are becoming Gods. But unfortunately, this is actually what is happening now. Corona doesn’t teach us to be modest, it teaches us how we can -as quickly as possible- go back to business as usual: saving our capitalistic economy.Comment