Yesterday, Ann Althouse posted this quote:
“Can you imagine being in the shoes of the one who feels his power slipping away? Who can find nothing stable to believe in? Who feels himself becoming unnecessary? That powerlessness and fear ties a dark knot in his stomach. As this knot thickens, a centripetal hatred moves inward toward the self as a centrifugal hatred is cast outward at others: his parents, his girlfriend, his boss, his classmates, society, life....”
“There Is No Real Difference Between NOTs And Knots,...”
Ann - conventional thinker that she is - claims this is "More post-Newtown cogitation at The Stone, the NYT 'forum for contemporary philosophers on issues both timely and timeless.' This one is from Princeton French prof Christy Wampole."
But - always working as a REAL artist - I say let's hear it for Eno's oblique strategies!
And - looking again at Ann's quote on the negative effect of society using NewAge "teachings" over coming to terms with reality - doesn't the premise end in a result that can only be wrong?