Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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…we blame our economic ills on organized labor. We gut social programs so we can give tax breaks to billionaires. We do nothing, as the planet burns. We gut our public schools and state universities at the behest of the elite, who send their kids to private schools the rest of us can’t afford. We numb our pain watching sports on TV, while we inhale processed food and guzzle soft drinks that are poisoning us. And we arm ourselves to the teeth, bring our guns to the bar, lash out at those who seek to limit the carnage, and, yes, lionize the shooter of an unarmed kid who wore a hoody and “looked suspicious.”

Guns in a Society in Decline (via azspot)

It’s time to bust out some Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno. Extra credit for Herbert Marcuse, David Harvey, and early Jürgen Habermas — Think Legitimation Crisis.

Enlightenment as Mass Deception

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