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Quote of the day

Post by gods+lonely=man » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:09 pm

From-
Brave New World Revisited
by Aldous Huxley
III Over-Organization

"The shortest and broadest road to the nightmare of Brave New World leads, as I
have pointed out, through over-population and the accelerating increase of human
numbers — twenty-eight hundred millions today, fifty- five hundred millions by the turn of
the century, with most of humanity facing the choice between anarchy and totalitarian
control. But the increasing pressure of numbers upon available resources is not the only
force propelling us in the direction of totalitarianism. This blind biological enemy of
freedom is allied with immensely powerful forces generated by the very advances in
technology of which we are most proud. Justifiably proud, it may be added; for these
advances are the fruits of genius and persistent hard work, of logic, imagination and self-
denial — in a word, of moral and intellectual virtues for which one can feel nothing but
admiration. But the Nature of Things is such that nobody in this world ever gets anything
for nothing. These amazing and admirable advances have had to be paid for. Indeed, like
last year's washing machine, they are still being paid for — and each installment is higher
than the last. Many historians, many sociologists and psychologists have written at
length, and with a deep concern, about the price that Western man has had to pay and will
go on paying for technological progress. They point out, for example, that democracy can
hardly be expected to flourish in societies where political and economic power is being
progressively concentrated and centralized. But the progress of technology has led and is
still leading to just such a concentration and centralization of power.''

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Post by gods+lonely=man » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:59 pm

Agnes Martin-

'' The worst thing you can think about when you're working is yourself.''

''My interest is in experience that is wordless and silent, and in the fact that this experience can be expressed for me in art work which is also wordless and silent. It is really wonderful to contemplate the experience and the works. I am sure there will always be some who make this response who will want to try to express it graphically.
But with regard to the inner life of each of us it may be of great significance. If we can perceive ourselves in the work—not the work but ourselves when viewing the work then the work is important. If we can know our response, see in ourselves what we have received from a work, that is the way to the understanding of truth and all beauty.
We cannot understand the process of life—that is everything that happens to everyone. But we can know the truth by seeing ourselves, by seeing the response to the work in ourselves.
Those who depend upon the intellect are the many. Those who depend upon perception alone are the few.
We perceive—We see. We see with our eyes and we see with our minds. We want to see the truth about life and all of beauty.
Both are a great mystery to us.''
—Agnes Martin, ‘The Still and Silent in Art’

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Post by gods+lonely=man » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:15 pm

Vladimir Solovyov, The Meaning of Love-

“Failure to recognize one's own absolute significance is equivalent to a denial of human worth; this is a basic error and the origin of all unbelief. If one is so faint-hearted that he is powerless even to believe in himself, how can he believe in anything else? The basic falsehood and evil of egoism lie not in this absolute self-consciousness and self-evaluation of the subject, but in the fact that, ascribing to himself in all justice an absolute significance, he unjustly refuses to others this same significance. Recognizing himself as a centre of life (which as a matter of fact he is), he relegates others to the circumference of his own being and leaves them only an external and relative value.”

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Post by gods+lonely=man » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:46 am

Philip K. Dick-
Schizophrenia and The Book of Changes.


''What distinguishes schizophrenic existence from that which the rest of us like to imagine we enjoy is the element of time. The schizophrenic is having it all now, whether he wants it or not; the whole can of film has descended on him, whereas we watch it progress frame by frame. So for him, causality does not exist. Instead, the acausal connective principle that Wolfgang Pauli called synchronicity is operating in all situations--not merely as only one factor at work, as with us. Like a person under LSD, the schizophrenic is engulfed in an endless now. It's not too much fun.''

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Post by C_D » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:23 pm

'Like Post-Rock, Post-Comedy uses the elements of comedy (be it stand-up, sitcom, or film) but without the goal of creating the traditional comedic result — laughter — instead focusing on tone, emotional impact, storytelling, and formal experimentation. The goal of being “funny” is optional for some or for the entirety of the piece.'

http://www.vulture.com/2018/09/post-com ... to-be.html
You see, this is where it leads to. Your precious correctness. Your world shall be devoid of laughter, except amongst those that are incorrect. But you shall never hear the laughter of the incorrect, for they shall mask it from you for fear of reprisal. But laugh they shall - and in the main, at you.

Laughter will become intolerable.

Your correct children will grow up in an environment of solitude, devoid of laughter. You shall breed a generation of servants that serve one master - correctness. They will all slowly wither and then slowly die - lonely and dour in their beliefs of correctness, entrained by wonderful people like yourselves.
I pity the lives you bestow upon them, but look forward to laughing at you, nonetheless.

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