Posted by Anthony Lauro (220.127.116.11) on June 12, 2003 at 22:07:59:
In Reply to: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for Publication of "Jaisini Gleitzeit Supermodernity" posted by gleitzeit on May 30, 2003 at 16:34:44:
: CALL I'm intrigued, but I'd really like to see the painting before I can communicate anything intelligent about it. In passing response to what the text comments, I'd like to say that it sometimes strikes me as easy to observe that society is seemingly imploding from its own critical mass. What does that really mean/ If Cicero thought that society was dumbing down, how do we continue as society? The problem lies in the word continue. There is only the now. There is no past. We retain the past as a reference point, but society is now. It's new in every moment and is what we imagine it to be. There is more communication, there is more freedom, there is no more sex, there is no less sex, there is no more desire, there is more abundance realizing than ever before in human history. American society while seemingly materialistic on a purely plastic level, is only a reflection of the desire of our population. The fact that one supermarket in America contains more stuff than most countries in Central Africa is a testament to the desire of people here. We are allowing our imagination to run, to create worlds. This country in particularly manifests the infinite abundance of the universe and the material place that we inhabit. But this has the sound of judgment to it. There is no judgment of present or past. what are we allowing; what are we flowing energy to? What are creating that has never been before? What are we focused in this moment? That is all we ever need to be concerned about as individuals. Think globally, act individually. Ghandi changed the world, but he did by changing himself. he focused on only that which he wanted, what do you want? Do you want love, peace, hate, war, sex, food, art, commerce - what? You get whatever you want, whatever you pay attention to. attention must be paid! But to what I ask, to what? Again, I'd love to see the painting.
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