Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Friday, 1 April 2011

Language is a medium no more transparent

than cinema, television,
or untreated urban effluent.
Thus it is used less for communication
than instead of communication.

Used less to increase awareness
than to limit it, language is, in fact,
the greatest impediment
to both thought and serenity.

Philosophers are thus part of the
Global Anti-Awareness Industry
which is controlling and beating up
and heating up the world.

1 comment:

Wofl said...

Alain de Botton, with tongue almost bursting out of cheek, wrote :
"Though Philosphers have traditionally been concerned with the Pursuit of Happiness, far greater wisdom would seem to lie in pursuing ways to be Properly and Productively Unhappy."

PPU = General Requirement for civilisation, consumer capitalism, and almost any society that is not hunter-gatherer or bonobo.