"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Cultural Depravity and the Anti-Social Media

When the direction of society  plummets toward the abyss, as is ours currently, all sorts of popular amusements become increasingly debased. Thus we are regaled daily by an increasingly ugly all manner of distempered meanness. What has been hyped and heralded as a high technology communications revolution is fast becoming a tool or perhaps better, a weapon for the forces of societal anomie.  The manifold proof of this is so omnipresent to those who would only pause and consider, I will not belabor the obvious. To rephrase a dictum from Friederich Schiller's aesthetics-- you shall know them from their entertainments...


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