Sunday, June 25, 2006


I, too, dislike it.

Consumer culture, that is.

Ersatz leisure time sold as heightened experiential value.

For example, this view here:

Is this version of paradise really worth the struggle of being an American intellectual cum "avant-garde" artist?

Since this is my view of the world when I watch the sun rise, I suppose it's a loaded question.

Is this what Walter Benjamin meant by the term "dream-sleep"? And am I the all-too-willing consumer of its vast purchase?

Or is it the flip side of Benjamin's intent with his Passagen-Work, i.e. "an experiment in the technique of awakening"?

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