John Hopkins on Wed, 2 Sep 2015 11:34:42 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> what if we were all right but all wrong?

Hallo Armin

simple humanistic themes. On one hand slogans probably need to be so
simple to mobilize so many, but on the other hand the absence of any
deeper political analysis means that those 30.000 will not form the
nucleus of a new political movement ... which made me a bit sad in
the end ...

I wonder if there is any connection between this passive simplicity,
lack of robust intellectual engagement and action, and the 'Like'
button mentality of FB? Not to say that there must be some who can
translate the energy of mass demonstration into personal life-changing
action, but it would seem that this lethargy becomes a deep part of
life in this moment everywhere ... but who/what will wake people to
thoughtful analysis and movement?


Dr. John Hopkins, BSc, MFA, PhD
grounded on a granite batholith
twitter: @neoscenes

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