Friday, December 26, 2014


The situation of irony into which we have fallen - sometimes referred to as "the world" - is driven by a perverse fascination with play that has so trapped and entranced us - and at such an early age - that we have forgotten we were only pretending. The outrages perpetrated upon us, and which we perpetrate upon others, are symptomatic of this forgetfulness, and provoke and encourage ever more desperate measures as well as the formulation and promulgation of countless recipes, techniques and methodologies, aimed at helping us re-member ourselves (read: empower ourselves). The irony is that, for most of us, we equate fragmentation with freedom - with the result that the only way we can assure ourselves that our freedom is complete is by choosing not to be free.

-- Billy Marshall Stoneking

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