06 December 2007

What Is, Is

"In fact, trauma's never overcome. That's what defines it. Your father is dead, or your mother, and so are most of the Jews of Europe, and the World Trade Center's gone, and racism prevails, and sex murders occur. What is, is. The real is the true, and anything that suggests otherwise, no matter how artfully constructed, is a violation of human experience."
~ Melvin Jules Bukiet, "Wonder Bread," The American Scholar, Autumn 2007

Globalization: "It's the free movement of capital, but not the free movement of labour. It's imperialism under a new form: only the agents of imperialism are companies rather than countries."
~ Tony Benn

"Taking it in its deepest sense, the shadow is the invisible saurian tail that man still drags behind him. Carefully amputated, it becomes the healing serpent of the mysteries. Only monkeys parade with it."
~ Carl G. Jung, The Integration of the Personality (1939)

Spam Art: "... she joined an appealing tradition of making something from nothing, converting trash to treasure, extracting pleasure from junk-culture detritus."

"The bird is fighting its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Whoever wishes to be born must destroy a world. The bird is flying to God. The god is named Abraxas."
~ Hermann Hesse, Demian

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