Society cannot function without myths.
“Camouflaging liminality as an escape route from marginality in todayâ€™s America has the sole purpose of reconciling the interests of billionaires with those of the marginalized sector of its population.”
“A collateral damage of capitalismâ€™s global triumph, beaten in just about any game that matters, even the ones they invented, they are joining the ranks of excess population facing a threat of irreversible social displacement and marginalization.”
It was one of those rainy and damp days, I was finding my way out of the F-train subway on Bergen St. in Brooklyn. On the mezzanine level, in the corner of the stairwell, I noticed a young man, couldnâ€™t have been much older than 30….
“We have reached the point of self-intoxication when inner contradictions of the system, which previously could be temporarily ignored, are taking over. The system has exhausted itself â€“ it has collapsed under its own weight.”
“Extrapolation of the capitalist experience so far indicates that it is working for a progressively smaller segment of its population. At some point, its main problem will have to become its legitimation in the context of liberal democratic mode of social organization.”
“As a form of collateral/insurance creditors have been or will be granted access to domestic policy and guaranteed influence over decision making institutions in general. In this way, global oligarchy becomes a stake holder in the US government. This is where things become complicated further and problems deeper.”
“This is the most amazing thing about capitalism, which transcends anything seenÂ acrossÂ different ideologies, religions or philosophical systems. It has a metabolism of a super-adaptive virus, an absolutely magical property.”
“Money confuses time with itself â€” money culture recognizes no currency but its own. Waiting is assigned to the poor and powerless so as to ritualistically reinforce social and political demarcation.”
“Three decades of heroin price history parallel the transformation of the neoliberal state and society. It tells an interesting story of business, politics, economics, globalization, and governmentality.”