… mostly in a single night.
In it we find the yet unborn Twentieth Century – and its long tail, cracking like a whip over us even now. No need for any more warnings than that. By then others had already begun to populate dystopias and pronounce prophecies: Milton, ….
What if a culture could absorb such lessons as they arrived?
We expect a leader to “play the part.”
Anyone caught-up in roles has nothing to offer us in our predicament.
Facing our predicament requires that we embrace uncertainty and set-aside the doing-things-twice role playing forces upon us. Someone acting in this way just does not, “Look like a leader.”
long term effects of emotional abuse:
- a distrust in your perceptions
- a tendency to be fearful or on guard
- self-consciousness or fear of how you are coming across
- an inability to be spontaneous
- a distrust of people and in future relationships
- anger that bursts out unexpectedly
- sensitivity to anyone trying to control you
This list appeared in my Tumblr feed. The link to its poster went no-where….
So thanks to the gods of the web.
We fall for lies because we want to be told what can’t possibly be true.
This formulation came to me recently. Shouldn’t be much of a surprise why lies might come into focus these days….
We tend to think the concentration camp was something that came out of World War II. If we’re a bit more versed in western history we might think of the Boer War, or even the American Civil War….
But what is a concentration camp? How is it materially different from a city?
Perhaps not a Polis, but by the time we get to early modernity cities have existed as a place where refugees from a broken countryside concentrate.
Today we have plenty of refugees. We have refugee camps. We have cities metastasizing into mega-slums.