Crooked Finger (crookedfingers) wrote,
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getting my July 2018 Paper Diary ready

'Swans Sacrifice And Transcendence: The Oral History' by Nick Soulsby

"I had been obsessed with the media's-not that the media is one entity or one conspiracy-colonization of our consciousness and its formulation of the anxieties that compel one to consume: a recent phenomenon that didn't begin until the end of the Second World War, when advertising and production amped up abd corporations had to create need. It had a lot to do with having all these factories that needed to do something, so they began manufacturing anxiety in people so they would consume products. Nowadays, that equation is rampantly out of control, culminating in the probable destruction of the planet and the species-all the horrible social effects from mass media on our consciousness and our sense of who we are on the planet. I felt this whole process, along with working as a low-level wage slave for most of my life, was akin to being raped: being invaded against your will by stimuli over which you have no control, and where you've helpless as it impinges on your consciousness. I carried that sort of imagery on for some time and then grew weary of it because it became a cliche in its own right to harp on such things" Michael Gira pg.80,81

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