Sunday, July 11, 2010

Not just our bullshit detectors

Our creative muscles have gone soft and slack too.

The American experiment with effective democracy and liberty is in grave danger of senescence and death from multiple sources - deep tolerance for bullshit as a cultural norm, ideologically driven refusal to admit contrary facts, conservative ossification enabled by media whose purpose is to excuse ignorance, and a great willful forgetting of hard lessons we learned in the 20th century.

What are we going to do about it?

Update: In the gallery of images, I really like the concept of "resistance to premature closure." I need to live with that idea and muse on it...

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