January 2019 Newsletter
Hate in the Age of Rhetorical Reproduction
It’s still January, but just barely. How are you? How’s 2019 treating you? If you’re reading this that means that you’re still with us; you’re surviving, you’re literate—things could be worse. As for us at Sybil, life continues to pummel us with interchanging sucker punches and blessings….
Hegel in a Hand Basket
It’s been a brilliant week for hate, hasn’t it?
A Whiter Shade of Pale
In Georg Wilhelm Fredrich Hegel’s introduction to Philosophy of History, the influential German philosopher states that “the history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.”
Kingdom of Not
I was too late.
Earlier in the afternoon, as the Senate was voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, I was sitting at the bar at work, having just clocked out of yet another demoralizing and whirlwind shift.
The Disintegration Loops by William Basinski plays in the background.
September 27, 2018 will forever live in the collective consciousness of Our Bizarre America (OBA).
The signals broadcast from my laptop painted a picture of two disparate yet very American characters: