bruce wayne ain’t got time for this
A world worth leaving edition, Pictures of the Year
Saturday by Rebecca Black (feat. Dave Days)
and just like that, the queen has returned and dethroned all of our faves with one swift motion
Naki’o lost all four of his feet to frostbite when he was abandoned as a puppy in a foreclosed home. Now has 4 prosthetic legs and is able to run around happily at his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
You’ll do what?
Holy shit, Chris Rock was right!
Fordism takes up this general idea that humanity can be reduced to parts, and a the construction of a society can become an assembly line of using these parts to manufacture people and the social bonds between them. Math and technology are lauded heavily, as great guides toward a more “complete future” featuring humanity as a grand self-invention. Brave New World takes this philosophy literally: the people worship Ford and are born on a biological assembly line. They are conditioned through this process (using cutting-edge technology) to love their designated place in society that work like cogs in a clock (overused cliche).
The novel We also has elements of Fordism as the population is reduced to a number, and the citizens to serial identifies. They become digits in an equation greater than themselves. Math is worshipped in this civilization, just as the clean and precise machinations of the Great Machine become the object of religion in “The Machine Stops.” The attractiveness of the philosophy is at its center: math and science have brought us wonders, and we are hard-pressed to accomplish anything without the keen perfection and bold promise they hold. The citizens in We are not disillusioned by their religion; they understand the godliness in the multiplication table and want society to move forward as a unit.
Of course the obvious flaw in this system is the extermination of sentiment as redundant and irrational. Art is “unfreedom” un We and love is a cancer in every one of them. These novels are mainly showcases for the aftereffects of Fordism on a mathematically perfect society. The dissenters are infected by love and/or art and rebel against the assembly line that has place for such concepts.
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