As a creature that marks the “breakdown of clean distinctions between organism and machine,” the cyborg was theorized by Dona Harraway as a way out of the dualistic antinomies of our late capitalism moment. One could just as well argue that the cyborg does no such thing. In ways that Donna Haraway could not anticipate in 1985, one could invert her famous manifesto. By her own account, Donald Trump is a cyborg. He is partial, ironic and utterly perverse. Oppositonal and utopian without a shred of innocence, he has effectively destructured the polarity of public and private creating, in the process a technological polis and a revolution of social relations.
Here’s the source from Haraway:
“The cyborg is resolutely committed to partiality, irony, intimacy, and perversity. It is oppositional, utopian, and completely without innocence. No longer structured by the polarity of public and private, the cyborg defines a technological polis…
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