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The United States Is Awash in Public Stupidity, and Critical Thought Is Under Assault

rhamphotheca:

America has become amnesiac - a country in which forms of historical, political, and moral forgetting are not only willfully practiced but celebrated.

The United States has degenerated into a social order that is awash in public stupidity and views critical thought as both a liability and a threat. Not only is this obvious in the presence of a celebrity culture that embraces the banal and idiotic, but also in the prevailing discourses and policies of a range of politicians and anti-public intellectuals who believe that the legacy of the Enlightenment needs to be reversed. 

Politicians such as Michelle Bachmann, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich along with talking heads such as Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck and Anne Coulter are not the problem, they are symptomatic of a much more disturbing assault on critical thought, if not rational thinking itself. 

Under a neoliberal regime, the language of authority, power and command is divorced from ethics, social responsibility, critical analysis and social costs…

A long article about how neo-liberal economics (free market capitalism) and military-police state governance have abandoned democracy and our youth for the sake of profit and control. Great article, well worth the read…

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rhamphotheca:

OMG, let’s play Marxist boardgames all night. Slavoj, you bring the cheetohs…

(via: Philosophy Matters)

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cinemagorgeous:

Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro are bringing Silent Hill back to life with a new entry in the video game series.

As a die-hard fan who had given up hope for this series… I can barely breathe. The first four Silent Hill games are to me some of the most accomplished pieces of interactive art ever made.

This is the most thrilling gaming news I have ever heard.

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bluepueblo:

Lake Braies, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

photo by mikolaj

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blvckshogun:

theairtonight:

venus-meanest:

pas-une-ange:

relevant

People love to forget Michael Jackson’s blackness

people love to think that Michael Jackson forgot his blackness

^

(Source: -intheround)

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hiddenlex:

bestnatesmithever:

karenfelloutofbedagain:

theunknown-abyss:

Louis CK on our culture on dating

I HAVE SO MUCH RESPECT FOR THIS MAN.

'Ugh, I hope this one's nice'

I may or may not have referenced this joke when making a point today. 

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asylum-art:

Daniel Merriam

If Hieronymus Bosch took the blue pill instead and sat down to a mad hatters tea party with Marie Antoinette, a hookah-smoking Caterpillar & a couple of unicorns you may just open the curtain into Daniel Merriam’s theatre fantastic. A Master American Surrealist painter, his worlds speak to those of us who adored the movie The Labyrinth and found ourselves asking, Why the hell wouldn’t she stay with the Goblin King? It’s firmly the territory of a child’s bubblegum mind.

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