Things have definitely moved forward though - for example it's not acceptable to be racist in public like it was in the 70's, gay-bashing is no longer normalised, or do you reckon that progress could be rolled back?I think we're in the late 60s/early 70s zone right now. High tide of social justice as the silent majority rears its head (NYC just elected an ex-police commissioner; crime and safety are the major concerns in most US cities with the recent surge in violence). Lots of people interested in starting utopian communities—crypto DAOs, Kanye's Wyoming collaboration with James Turrell, geodesic dome structures back in vogue, Prospera and charter cities. Trad family structures rearing their head.
No I agree, I think history repeats itself but there's progress in the loops, things are different but things are the same, micro-conditions are new but the macro-dynamics come in cyclesThings have definitely moved forward though - for example it's not acceptable to be racist in public like it was in the 70's, gay-bashing is no longer normalised, or do you reckon that progress could be rolled back?
the violent authoritarian reactions from the state to protests about those issues feel like they are attempting regression, but not successfully
Trad family structures rearing their head.
@WashYourHands e.g....... (1) there's a wave of sex-negativity rn in Zoomer TikTok, incl. pushback against OnlyFans, other normalizations of online sex work (2) in the wake of the pandemic, lot of online folk are forming intentional small communities + village structures of communal child support, resource sharing; (3) getting married young is becoming hip in elite urban circles again; (4) red scare pod-style reactionary conservatism
Swear this is almost entirely down to Elizabeth Bruenig.getting married young is becoming hip in elite urban circles again
I think she's a "popularizer" but is part of a larger return-to-Catholicism waveSwear this is almost entirely down to Elizabeth Bruenig.
Reading this now. He starts off by suggesting we've either reached escape velocity due to the acceleration of modernity and we've flown free of the gravitational field that allows things to have meaning or that society's become so dense with information it's "cooling" and grinding to a halt.Baudrillard, The Illusion of the End.
yes, this figment of the worst parts of my mind is a universal truth. that's the fun of being a french (or french-inspired) intellectual, same goes for Mark Fisher and PKDLargely why I think there is promise in positively appropriating one's own psychosis.
That seems to be a major factor in both of their thinking (edit... thinkings???) . There's something very attractive about any frame of mind that can sit atop these hyperflows and be analytical.And they both likely would have attributed it, at least partially, to hyperflows of information that overwhelm psychic equilibrium.