The opiate of the masses is no longer religion

Writing in 1967, Guy Debord anticipated click-bait, the 7-second attention span, and the hollowing of broadcast news.

In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into representation.

— Guy Debord was born this day in 1931

Read a summary of The Society of the Spectacle

No longer is science asked to understand the world, or to improve any part of it. It is asked instead to immediately justify everything that happens….spectacular domination has cut down the vast tree of scientific knowledge in order to make itself a truncheon.

Boredom is always counter-revolutionary.


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