… Back to the SW grind!
You want to go to something that is made literally of flesh, rather than organized energy that is going to disappear at the press of a keystroke. There is nothing like touching history, smelling history, reading it from a 700-year-old book. There are lots of things that digital data can do, things that medieval manuscripts cannot do — aggregating, virtually putting together a medieval library of things which are not disparate, searching it once it’s been transcribed — but there’s a lot digitizing an object can’t do. And for that, people are going to have to go and consult or see the original. (But the way the public is going to see that the original is there is by first seeing a digital avatar on the web. That’s the point.)
Designer Drugs, The Zombie Apocalypse and You , wherein the recent… umm, mind-bendingly disgusting attacks in the world happening right fucking now, resembling the most grotesque zombie fiction, are examined. The article stems originally from Modern Mythology, where years ago the writer predicted the same thing would happen. However, he did not predict it with bath salts, rather with designer drugs sold in head shops and new age shops. Where the frontal lobe would be cut off from the rest of the brain… a “chemical lobotomy”. The victim would then be only “concerned with only the most rudimentary functions of the limbic brain: fucking, eating, and killing”.
No, It Has Not ‘Always Been This Way’, where Thomas Harrington at Common Dreams.org briefly analyzes the fallacy of disregarding criticisms of values which boils down to, “there’s no fighting it, it’s always been this way and will always be this way”.
And because most Americans today have been brought up on a steady diet of punditry churned out by people whose knowledge base and thinking skills are said to be oh-so-much-greater and sharper than their own, they tend to have very little confidence in their ability to generate personal opinions on social and political issues, and hence, believe they have very little standing for contesting the Darwinian pronouncements of their local, self-proclaimed Alpha male.
- AVENGERS, Turn Of The Century style: