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Old February 20 2013, 04:48 AM   #91
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Re: popular culture?

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Maybe life wouldn't be so "boring" if consumer society actually offered people something more meaningful than the endless rut of work-consumption, work-consumption. That's why it's called "alienation"
Kinda wish I could be alienated from this "society of the spectacle" diatribe, to be brutally honest with ya.
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Old February 20 2013, 10:22 AM   #92
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Maybe life wouldn't be so "boring" if consumer society actually offered people something more meaningful than the endless rut of work-consumption, work-consumption. That's why it's called "alienation." Otherwise, people wouldn't need to rely on passive entertainments (which are just commodities), but on self-actualization of their true potentials in place of dispossession and passive consumption.
That sounds like way too much hard work.

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OP made me think of this:

I passively consumed that bit of pop culture yousirname and I'm still laughing over the tribbling line, I've just about actualized myself!
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Old February 20 2013, 01:01 PM   #93
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"Beamsters Union"..."All new Uhura upski-"...
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Old February 23 2013, 12:27 AM   #94
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I passively consumed that bit of pop culture yousirname and I'm still laughing over the tribbling line, I've just about actualized myself![/QUOTE]

Hey, you've achieved synthesis! Hegel was right. This dialectics stuff works.
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