Some thoughts on rulers

Before the advent of representative democracy there was a clear line between the rulers and the ruled.  Although this is still the case it is harder to discern.  The issue is, that back then “we” fought “them” or negotiated with “them.”  Whereas now this is not the case.  This is evidenced when someone in the […]

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Venice, CA

Oh, Venice. Venice California that is. What a crazy place. An awesome place but crazy. We got here two night ago. Down from Santa Monica, which is a mile away along the coast. Santa Monica is super ritzy. There is the Third Street Promenade, with Nordstrom and Louis Vuitton. There is the Santa Monica Pier […]

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Thought for the day

In order to explain how people often remain within their ideology even when they are forced to admit facts, one has to supplement investigation and disclosure of facts by the analysis of ideology which not only makes people blind to the full horror of facts but also enables them to participate in activities which generate these atrocious facts while maintaining the appearance of human dignity. -Zizek

Thought for the day.

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The Poor

This is another installment of “Social Controls.”  That is, an attempt to uncover how ideology works in our day to day lives. “Their lazy, they are a drag on society, due to their access to welfare and unwillingness to work. They just want to abuse the system and therefore their access should be severely limited.” […]

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