The Owl of Minerva

27aug2021

“… We’re on the brink of something.”“Brinks,” says Garden, with casual fondness, “are traditionally stepped back from.”“They are also fine places over which to tip one’s enemies,” says Blue. “Traditionally.”
This is How You Lose the Time War

18aug2021

What is it about society that disappoints you so much?

Oh, I don’t know
Is it that we collectively thought Steve Jobs was a great man
Even when we knew he made billions off the backs of children?
Or maybe it’s that it feels like all our heroes are counterfeit
The world itself is just one big hoax
Or is it that we voted for this?
Not with our rigged elections,
But with our things, our property, our money

We all know why we do this
Not because ‘Hunger Games’ books make us happy
But because we want to be sedated
Because it’s painful not to pretend, because we’re cowards
Fuck society
HOAX, Angerfist

11aug2021

Civil disobedience in the attention economy means withdrawing attention. But doing that by loudly quitting Facebook and then tweeting about it is the same mistake as thinking that the imaginary Pera is a real island that we can reach by boat. A real withdrawal of attention happens first and foremost in the mind.
How to Do Nothing, Jenny Odell

04aug2021

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