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Kids Gone Digital, So What!?

Disclaimer: Written by a person whose solo time need is so bad that, in times of socialization it makes her stay in the bathroom more than needed.   389 more words

Adam Curtis

On Adam Curtis's 'It Felt Like a Kiss'

When a nation is powerful it tells the world confident stories about the future. The stories can be enchanting or frightening, but they make sense of the world.

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The term “HyperNormalisation” is taken from Alexei Yurchak’s 2006 book Everything was Forever, Until it was No More: The Last Soviet Generation, about the paradoxes of life in the Soviet Union during the 20 years before it collapsed.   103 more words


The ideological psychopaths behind Trump, Putin and Brexit

I’ve seen several headlines comparing Steve Bannon, Trump’s Chief Strategist, to the Mad Monk Rasputin, given the coincidence of their seemingly hypnotic influence over the country’s most powerful man and their apparent commitment to arcane forms of Evil. 1,498 more words


Oh dear

Oh dear. A two-word expression often inaudibly used to captivate the horrors that are being shown on the news. And although the broadcast merely lasts thirty minutes, the events to which people say ‘oh dear’, are continuous. 457 more words


Fakin' it

“We look back at past ages and see how things people deeply believed in at the time were actually a rigid conformity that prevented them from seeing important changes that were happening elsewhere.

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