Czy człowiek występujący w obronie przyrody przed drugim człowiekiem to Nestbeschmutzer? Wokół powieści Olgi Tokarczuk Prowadź swój pług przez kości umarłych


The article aims at exploring the issue of Nestbeschmutzung (fouling one’s own nest) in the context of the novel Drive your plough over the bones of the dead written by Olga Tokarczuk. The national discussion which arose around Tokarczuk’s novel and later around its film adaptation Spoor directed by Agnieszka Holland can serve as a pretext for asking several important questions: should those who break the alliance with their own species in the name of protecting the interests of non-human nature be called Nestbeschmutzers? Why the questioning of the God-given right to subdue the Earth and have dominion over all creation is still met with fervent backlash? What forms of exclusion are introduced against those undermining the anthropocentric status quo? A reference to the current fight for Białowieża Forrest will also be made in order to demonstrate the universality of the language and arguments in favour of depreciating ecological ideas.