Category Archives: Consumerism

The Acquisitive Self, Minus the Self

By Natasha Vargas-Cooper Source: The Baffler Los Angeles isn’t exactly the place that comes to mind when you think of decorous restraint in the display of wealth, even in the dregs of the Great Recession. Here in my hometown, possibly … Continue reading

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Media, Mind-Control, & Meditation: Plato’s E-Cave Panopticon and Beyond

By Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) Source: Axis of Logic “Relax,” said the night man,
”We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like, 
But you can never leave!”  – The Eagles, from “Hotel California” In Plato’s Allegory of … Continue reading

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We Still Want Everything: The Politicisation of Anti-work

By Hans Rollman Source: PopMatters If there is such a thing as a ‘revolutionary novel,’ Nanni Balestrini’s We Want Everything is as good an example as any. The novel, first published in Italy in 1971, recounts in dramatic narrative form … Continue reading

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Stop Pretending the Rich Care About You

By Dr. Bones Source: The Conjure House One of the terrible things about being a lone bastion of bomb-throwing, fire-starting, up-against-the-wall-fascist-killing type of Anarchism is you have to mingle and jive with the enemy. Like a Seminole off the reservation … Continue reading

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The Mainstream Has Failed

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The good news is there is a way to avoid failure and stagnation: avoid the mainstream like the plague. The mainstream became mainstream because it worked: the mainstream advice to “go to … Continue reading

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For Purely Technical Reasons

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov It is tempting for us to think that our technological choices—whether we choose to live in a city, a suburb or out in the country; whether we want to drive a pick-up truck, a … Continue reading

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Life on Earth is Dying

By Robert J. Burrowes On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever. The human onslaught to … Continue reading

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Being Our Experience

By Iam Saums with contributions from Zen Gardner Source: ZenGardner.com “Until we choose our own experience of life, we will never truly live.” Common Thread: There are over six billion unique interpretations of life in the three-dimensional construct we experience … Continue reading

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