two dee
The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth - it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true.
two dee
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"At moments, you may notice that what you are looking at contains both its own obliteration (the promise of death) and a curious quantity of eternity, like a single body possessed by two spirits. Survival and extinction are both indelibly there. There is a quality of listening in the dead of the night (the “dead of the night”), perhaps, that is not conducive to writing or interpretation, but that heightens the possibilities of what can be heard, or that might lead one to believe that there is an unnamed lake underneath all reality, and that there are places where the ground, insufficiently firm, can suddenly plunge one through into the subterranean truth of things."
Teju Cole http://thenewinquiry.com/blogs/dtake/unnamed-lake
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"By any degree to which you devalue the external world so you devalue yourself. It seems to me that your real problem is to reverse the process."
J. G. Ballard
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"I no longer had anyone telling me what to do. I no longer was attending brunch. I no longer cared about anything but making dope shit."
Brian Padilla, http://four-pins.com/life/fuck-financial-stability
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"Originality is always oversold. I think that humanity had great strength in looking at and comparing solutions to problems by sharing information."
DJ Spooky
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Hard Boiled
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"Nothing more exhilarating…than saving yourself by the simple act of waking."
Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (via larmoyante)
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"the many who, faced with limited resources and their own cultural omnivorousness, came home each night eager to download MP3s, PDFs, and other digital copies of artworks and research they would otherwise be unable to access. Around the reality of these thefts a powerful ideological movement emerged, taking as its inspiration not just facts on the ground but also the libertarian, antigovernment, “hacker” spirit of the earliest personal computing and internet communities. The apostles of the Free Culture movement, as it came to be called, argued that stealing digital content was a progressive politics and should be brought into the open. Some of these apostles were hucksters and profiteers, others were merely hypocrites (who preached the virtues of free from their perches as well-paid magazine editors or college or law school professors), but still others, like the freeware hacker Aaron Swartz, were true believers. Congress had allowed copyright protections to be rewritten by huge corporations (most notably Disney) to become a parody of a law. If what was being illegally downloaded was some of the best that had been thought or said by human beings, and the downloaders were people who couldn’t afford the purchase price of the books or movies (some of which were expensive)—wasn’t that a good thing?"
https://nplusonemag.com/issue-20/the-intellectual-situation/the-free-and-the-antifree
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"You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time, all else is grandiose romanticism or politics."
Charles Bukowski (via theministryoftruth)