Breeding.

luka

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The English obsession with dogs. Sculpting in flesh, the contours of temperment, the angle of the jaw, a certain sensibility. The long view.
 

luka

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enfolded into a higher order. Bred. For power bloc. Nation state so far but perhaps that time is over. Economic battery cell.
 

luka

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I have "natural authority" I was born with it. Why? What is it?
 

vimothy

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KING LEAR: What art thou?

KENT: A very honest-hearted fellow, and as poor as the king.

KING LEAR: If thou be as poor for a subject as he is for a king, thou art poor enough. What wouldst thou?

KENT: Service.

KING LEAR: Who wouldst thou serve?

KENT: You.

KING LEAR: Dost thou know me, fellow?

KENT: No, sir; but you have that in your countenance which I would fain call master.

KING LEAR: What’s that?

KENT: Authority.

— William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act I, Scene IV
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luka

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I sense you are homing in on something inessential. All ruling castes have an obsession with breeding. I don't say its peculiar to the English.
 

vimothy

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ok, but what is the "ontological" status of the english? do they exist? what does "breeding" actually produce?
 

luka

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So what do you think Vimothy. I know what Twitter accounts you follow.
 

luka

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Otherwise I'll need to wait another two hours till third form starts his shift
 
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