that is a mighty fine graphic you used in the border.
RE: this and the previous post - Did I miss something in the news cycle?
Herbert Marcuse»One-Dimensional Man« (1964)Chapter 4: The Closing of the Universe of DiscourseThe Language of Total AdministrationThis sort of well-being, the productive superstructure over the unhappy base of society, permeates the "media" which mediate between the masters and their dependents. Its publicity agents shape the universe of communication in which the one-dimensional behavior expresses itself. Its language testifies to identification and unification, to the systematic promotion of positive thinking and doing, to the concerted attack on transcendent, critical nations. In the prevailing modes of speech, the contrast appeals between two-dimensional, dialectical modes of thought and technological behavior or social "habits of thought." In the expression of these habits of thought, the tension between appearance and reality, fact and factor, substance and attribute tend to disappear. The elements of autonomy, discovery, demonstration, and critique recede before designation, assertion, and imitation. Magical, authoritarian and ritual elements permeate speech and language. Discourse is deprived of the mediations which are the stages of the process of cognition and cognitive evaluation. The concepts which comprehend the facts and thereby transcend the facts are losing their authentic linguistic representation. Without these mediations, language tends to express and promote the immediate identification of reason and fact, truth and established truth, essence and existence, the thing and its function.
Is that some kinda eastern thing?
2^8 Straffen:Does the eponym "unhappy" belong naturally to the word "base"? Should we read some more in the "unhappy base"? Why "unhappy"? How about "suffering"? Why anything? Is unhappydom part of baseness? Is there a way in which unhappitude and bassity can be uncoupled? Would that be desirable?Is it the noble sauvage gedankexperiment raising its ugly head?The questions one adjective raises!And why do I have to crow like a teenager who just has had his first cunnilingus for simply noticing a contemporary sophist's ledgerdemain?Inquisitively yoursThe Christians
"These killers have proved it boils down to oil and foodAnother newscast hovers the clouds to poison the mood."
Does the eponym "unhappy" belong naturally to the word "base"?Are you employed, sir?
Never saw that Thewlis outtake as Jesus. Apparently a 'creative difference.'
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