Tag Archives: modernity
Alienation is equally “alien” to western and eastern, northern and southern societies.
The boredom that many liberal democracies feel for electoral politics is worrisome. Things look better in civil society, where the passion for modern politics has always been.
Images of Akhenaten look “black” to many moderns; images of Shinji Ikari look “white” to the same audience.
The moderns released their hold on it.
The collective conflicts of this world (rival houses, clans, nations, etc.) unite the two lovers in the next: even traditional romances admit that love is radically antisocial, suicidal, and otherworldly.
That your masters are impersonal than mine makes you both more modern and more delusional than me.
The beat in popular music is modernkind’s delight in repetition.
The freedom to waste our lives away in whatever way we please.
Inner-directed, outer-directed, undirected.