Author: John-Pierre Maeli

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The Deification of Technology

We have fooled ourselves into perceiving our technology as neutral, detached from our own biased and irrational ways.

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Distraction is the Larger Picture

This is the biggest benefit of “Amusing Ourselves to Death:” its introduction into the world of deconstructing cultural mythology. What we take for granted, and oftentimes fail to see.

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Watching Television Alone

The point is that I use literally anything else to delicately suppress the sentiments and sensations of life.

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Apolitical Myth-Making

To ignore the political nature of our lifestyles is to create apolitical myths that hide us in a faux-innocence, subverting necessary chance, and protecting destructive power structures.

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To Stand Athwart Myth

To dive deeper into the implications of Mark Greif’s “Against Everything,” Roland Barthes’ “Mythologies” is required.

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