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RoverTheMonster t1_jdesvjl wrote

Don’t people have literally anything better to do than fight in public? like wtf is this world we’ve created


PurpleWhiteOut t1_jdf4mbh wrote

Given the hours they're closing are 2-5, it's not surprisingly at all teenagers getting out of school


WhyNotKenGaburo t1_jdf4trd wrote

Check out "The Society of the Spectacle" by Guy Debord and it will all start to make sense. Leave it to an essay written by a Frenchmen in 1967 to explain contemporary American life.


77darkstar77 t1_jdfbvc9 wrote

Theres a pretty absurd related subreddit r/sorceryofthespectacle


WhyNotKenGaburo t1_jdfgwi2 wrote

My god, I seriously don't need this diversion right now but from the few posts that I read that sub is bonkers in the best possible way! To be clear, though, I was being serious in my comment above. Debord's ideas are prescient, as are Umberto Eco's in his essay "The New Middle Ages."


MikeDPhilly t1_jdhlfom wrote

>The Society of the Spectacle" by Guy Debord

Just read it and that essay neatly captures where we are now. It's all about the views. No community, just images of outrage trapped in a continual present.


Browncoat23 t1_jdhnd87 wrote

Fox News took Orwell’s two minutes hate idea and made it a 24/7 enterprise.


NardDog6969420 t1_jdipze4 wrote

I feel like that's what happened with Trump and left wing media. Dude would fart and it would get 24/7 hate coverage


SBRH33 t1_jdfgnfr wrote

Excellent book.

Most people wouldn't be able to grasp its message though.


JesusOfBeer t1_jdigmzl wrote

I didn’t create this… the boomers and geriatrics of gen x have… leave us millennials and the younger folx outta it