Baudrillard goes to Phoenix, Arizona

If you want to know what America is really, really like, go to Phoenix, Arizona. It is simultaneously the strangest, most alienating city in the world, and also the most mundane, most maddeningly boring and unremarkable settlement in all of human history. 'This city should not exist, it is a testament to man's arrogance.' History, … Continue reading Baudrillard goes to Phoenix, Arizona

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earthgang, make-believe/make-real

A specific line from this article struck me. [But the lobbyists warned that the attacks on the financial sector were creating “a larger problem when people don’t trust banks and financial institutions.”] Apparently bankers are worried that us commoners will 'lose faith' in things like the Federal Reserve, loans, whatever. They are pressuring the Democratic … Continue reading earthgang, make-believe/make-real

Zizek, Assange, & Arjuna, breaking down dystopian conjectures at the weirdo-leftist festival

'You deserve, such more, deserve; to know you're free...' [That's a shitty song, sorry.] Julian Assange. I darest speak his name, that specter in the guilty complexes of the 1%. I darest. They tried to do him like they did 'pac. I know you hate me for saying that. Look, I don't know much about … Continue reading Zizek, Assange, & Arjuna, breaking down dystopian conjectures at the weirdo-leftist festival

verboten

This is what I think of 'war'- I just finished reading The Gods Are Athirst by Anatole France. I been doin' a lot of book learnin', seeing as I don't have a Jay-Oh-Bee, and, by god, this one was a masterpiece. Our starving painter meets a fancy noblewoman who gets him appointed to the revolutionary … Continue reading verboten