August 12, 2018
August 12, 2018
November 20, 2017
It is hoped, in every nation state, that some final goal or eventuation will reveal itself when the conditions are just right, thus abrogating all injustices deemed necessary along the way. It is assumed that this final eventuation will be tied, as if metaphysically, to the origin, in the manner of a religious eschatology. But how many nation states truly had such mythic events to begin them? Revolutions have long defined the internal destiny of countries that were not fortunate enough to take their own shape but were forced to conform to the new model.
Everything and everyone in existence is equally different. Not a single consciousness has escaped and slipped behind the face of another to perform the great experiment psychology and myth have joined hands to master.
The coward's bravest act, that is, his willingness to admit his cowardice, is often resented more than his cowardice.
He confused his rarity with his worthiness.
The phrase, ‘Not the Russians' has been popping up frequently in defense of Wikileaks, the integrity of the 2016 Presidential Election, justice and our very democracy. A better defense of our democracy would be the phrase, ‘Even if the Russians did it.'
There are some friends who are handy to keep around for the sole fact that they perfectly embody what the masses think.
Flaubert embodies the disappointed state of our modern sensibility. Both A Sentimental Education and Memoirs of a Madman depict characters who, despite our best wishes, we can't help but associate with the author.
American psyche, it is strange to me that Goethe's place is as meager as it is when compared to writers like Joyce or even Rilke.
The market is exalted as the true agent of extrapolated desire, far superior to the false, oedipality of the choice offered by democracy.
It is with terrible haste and concision that culture, with the help of the internet, has been able to reach singularity concerning those anthropomorphic centers of hermeticism.
The issue of cultural appropriation, as it has been contextualized in our society as of late, is not lacking in concern for those who are considered other. However, the question remains as to whether or not we can engage with and respect the other without clumsily utilizing ever piece of masochistic rhetoric in our grasp.