I opened Pandora’s Box; I spoke with gods and men of ages passed and even they suggest embracing the void.
The world is more complex than it’s ever been. So the average human brain is not keeping up.
We can feel so strongly about something and that makes it so simple but finding the reason for the strength of those feelings can be so complex.
The phrase, “Do what feels right for you,” is a fruit of relativism and whenever I hear it, I am almost always left with a pang of apprehension.
But people are more complicated than just being this or that. I may be a pervert in this way but that doesn’t mean I am a pervert in all ways. Which is to say, our assumption that there is a real self, some defining nugget of self truth, shuts down the complexity of what it means to be a human being. This insistence on truth, on authenticity, becomes a sledgehammer of judgement.
Somehow, the three most politically incorrect people on the planet have found a politically correct way to rehash the age-old argument that the world’s wretched suffer because they have yet to discover the power of Christ.
Today, Facebook held a special event in San Fransisco to announce a new email, or IM, or SMS, or some sort of messaging system kind of thing that will soon be going into effect so as to make online messaging simpler – “simpler” being the key word here.
What is consistently inspiring about the films is their ability to move freely, uninhibited by convention. Often it seems they are structured and chaptered as novels, and they frequently suggest literary underpinnings. Behind the veil of his films are slow-moving cosmologies and ill-defined empires that only graze the aesthetic surface. For instance, when we watch Leonard Lawrence in Full Metal Jacket slowly alienated and punished for his faults, we are watching the roots of antagonism and subversiveness…
Michel Houellebecq — the misanthropic, caninophilic French novelist — and William Burroughs both deploy thorough visions of the world. They proffer more or less elaborate cosmologies, ethics, and particularly critical assessments of humanity. And both view the act of writing in general…
Monderman had replaced fake clarity with real confusion, forcing drivers to slow down, think and solve the problem of traffic accidents by themselves. He’d undone years of traffic engineering work that had separated drivers and pedestrians, work that had created an illusion of safety that proved dangerous.