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.”
“The ongoing parody of self-destruction comes with an embedded option on resurrection (political and/or commercial) or an implicit promise of a lucrative â€œafterlifeâ€ with â€œ70 virginsâ€ in the form of book deals, high-commission speech opportunities, TV appearances, Fox News correspondent, or consultant positions.”
“Smartphones have become a tool for governing â€” they enable one to shape opinions, diffuse dissent, streamline emotions, manufacture consensus, assassinate opponents, stage revolutions, and declare wars and victories, imaginary and real, all alike.”
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.”