Monthly Archives: October 2008

brain so good swore you went to college

«Such a divided mental state empties us, crippling our effectiveness. It may take hours to write a simple report, for example, or to clean out the linen closet, or plan a menu. For the woman in conflict, even the simplest tasks seem to require an inordinate amount of effort.»

–dowling, colette. the cinderella complex.

cf. phylogenesis

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three you slowly spread the net

«If it is true that the political centrality of the mass-worker has been replaced by the political centrality of the mass-bourgeois, then a great anthropological question poses itself on the terrain of human labour. The ideological hegemony of the Right – your boss’s interest is your interest, and you should do things on your own and not with others – does not stop before the factory gates, just like it doesn’t wait in front of the entrance to the home…»

«The ordinary citizen must ‘understand’ that it is impossible to make up the shortfall in social security, but that it is imperative to stuff untold billions into the banks’ financial hole? We must sombrely accept that no one imagines any longer that it’s possible to nationalise a factory hounded by competition, a factory employing thousands of workers, but that it is obvious to do so for a bank made penniless by speculation?»

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