Author: John-Pierre Maeli

Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War: A Product of Appeasement

It did surprise me how much I did not know about the Spanish Civil War. It’s as if all trace of it is scrubbed from historical summaries of the leadup to WWII

technology

The Deification of Technology

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

brave new world

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.

Alone

Watching Television Alone

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

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.

Against Everything by Mark Greif, and Mythologies by Roland Barthes

To Stand Athwart Myth

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