I was watching Luke Cage on Netflix the other day and something really stuck out to me in those first few episodes. 1,911 more words
In light of the current controversy over the CIA/FBI’s publicized intelligence assessment on Donald Trump’s links to Russian FSB operatives and the consequential hacking of the Democratic National Committee, I thought it would be of good measure to take a step back from the battle being waged between America’s vital democratic institutions (the Executive branch, the media, the intelligence apparatus) on what constitutes fake news and provide a philosophical assessment on the existential opacity of truth as innate to the human condition. 1,290 more words
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“I borrow the term [“dark times”] from Brecht’s famous poem ‘To Posterity,’ which mentions the disorder and the hunger, the massacres and the slaughterers, the outrage over injustice and the despair ‘when there was only wrong and no outrage,’ the legitimate hatred that makes you ugly nevertheless, the well-founded wrath that makes the voice grow hoarse.