The response became part of the oral folklore of that generation of American anti-imperialists, and with the USA invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq the phrase is alive again as part of the general imperial antiperistasis (contrariness to the surroundings).
I am also going to suggest without long theological argument that it is in the heart of the earth, the belly of the beast, and the underground where the furious power of antiperistasis may be found, and, to the extent that those expressions are grounded, that grounding lies in the commons.
The imagined natural philosopher would have recalled the Aristotelian language of antiperistasis
(present in Aristotle, Meteorology, 1.
17) Despite being at opposite ends of the spectrum, the minimal pair estoffer/estoufer, whose anamorphic similarity adds to their visual impact and is likely to confuse the inattentive reader, mutually enhance each other in a display of Montaignian antiperistasis.
25) The antiperistasis is expressed via another contrast reminiscent of "Des boyteux:" the latent possibilities and limitations of the human mind.
For Telesia, this process of antiperistasis
led him to conclude that the warmth and the cold tended naturally to preserve themselves.