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 Post subject: Who is right?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:57 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Who is right?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:29 pm 
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Huxley was closer to the truth, as far as Western culture goes.

Although I still rate 1984 as one of the cleverest books I've ever read - despite the superficial Soviet-style totalitarian vibe, it had plenty to say about so-called democracies as well, if you read between the lines.


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 Post subject: Re: Who is right?
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Most governments only tell you, what they, want you, to hear. They also add layers knowing you will be more intersted in the newest information than the old thus distracting you.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:48 pm 
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The versificator idea has some resonance - tuneless, soulless guff at the turn of a handle fed to the masses...


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 Post subject: Re: Who is right?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:46 pm 
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Retro Cat wrote:
The versificator idea has some resonance - tuneless, soulless guff at the turn of a handle fed to the masses...


Hmm....I detect the hand of Cowell somewhere in that. "Versificator" is even an anagram of X-Factor....oh, all right then, it isn't. But the "tuneless, soulless guff" comparison stands up well.

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 Post subject: Re: Who is right?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:50 pm 
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David B wrote:
Retro Cat wrote:
The versificator idea has some resonance - tuneless, soulless guff at the turn of a handle fed to the masses...


Hmm....I detect the hand of Cowell somewhere in that. "Versificator" is even an anagram of X-Factor....oh, all right then, it isn't. But the "tuneless, soulless guff" comparison stands up well.

David


There are elements of both in today's western culture. On a micro scale it's 1984 on a macro scale it's bnw.


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