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He wasn’t trying to show off—he was only trying to show up.
As if there were any other kind? “Success” is the very index of a “convention.”
The dystopian vision of industrial capitalism is undercut and strengthened by its fear of monstrous workers.
Multiplication (e.g. “multiculturalism”) or division (e.g. “factionalization”) are simply reiterations of these elementary operations.
No, irony is not the mark of your sophistication. It is the mark of your self-reflexive conformism.
I was a member, I didn’t know it, and I’m cool with it.
The loneliness of the shooter is radically anti-social; the loneliness of the conformist is radically social.
I’m far more worried about what you might do about me.