the profound languor of the comfortable

About: feeling the yern: why the kids are all right about bernie sanders | village voice

“If anything concerns me at this pivotal moment, it's not the revolutionary tremors of the youth. Given the Great American Trash Fire we have inherited, this rebellion strikes me as exceedingly reasonable. Pick a crisis, America: Child poverty? Inexcusable. Medical debt? Immoral. For-profit prison? Medieval. Climate change? Apocalyptic. The Middle East is our Vietnam. Flint, the canary in our coal mine. Tamir Rice, our martyred saint. This place is a mess. We're due for a hard rain.

If I am alarmed, it is by the profound languor of the comfortable. What fresh hell must we find ourselves in before those who've appointed themselves to lead our thoughts admit that we are in flames? As I see it, to counsel realism when the reality is fucked is to counsel an adherence to fuckery. Under conditions as distressing as these, acquiescence is absurd. When your nation gets classified as a Class D structure fire, I believe the only wise course is to lose your shit.

The reason Wall Street is dropping zillions of quarters into Hillary's Super PAC-Man machine isn't because it wants change — it's because Wall Street sees revenue in her promises of keeping things much the same”

Drew Friedman for the Village Voice

I admire his writing, it got my attention … especially the term google profound languor of the comfortable … i wonder if he coined that? … hmmm, apparently so yes

see my response to Laura Sweany on facebook.

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  1. politics
  2. rhetoric
  3. confortable
  4. clinton
  5. drew friedman
  6. village voice
  7. laura sweeney
  8. 2016 election
  9. bernie sanders
  10. laura sweany

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Seth says
dA 2016-02-10 07:21:30 [item 19910#45114]
That’s a pretty darn good summary!

One little point in there is the pointer to the true problem and I am simply amplifying it. … “those who've appointed themselves to lead our thoughts”. That is where people continue to go wrong and peoples experience will change little, no matter what is changed in the world or the country, until people realize that they should be leading their own thoughts from their own inner guidance instead of appointing, and relying on others, to do the thinking for them.
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