The Mask (and Hypocrisy)

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It's a shame Conti's show had to jump the shark end of S1. It was good when there was real exploration of psychological dynamics; devolving into dry-humping in a monkey costume was a bad look.
 

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Nietzsche 1878 said:
If someone obstinately and for a long time wants to appear something it is int he end hard for him to be anything else. The profession of almost every man, even that of the artist, begins with hypocrisy, with an imitation from without, with a copying of what is most effective. He who is always wearing a mask of a friendly countenance must finally acquire a power over benevolent moods without which the impression of friendliness cannot be obtained - and finally these acquire power over him, he is benevolent.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
Yeah if we weren't always trying to nudge or shift our identities in one direction or the other, we'd be fixed, satisfied, more or less inert, no?
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
But this is felt, often at least, not as a intentional redefinition of identity, but as an attempt to nail down once and for all the true identity, which may register as being just beyond the reach of our willful grasp.
 

sufi

lala
Herd Impunity & the Crony Virus

Ok so the HYPOCRISY - I don't buy that the left can't get away with corruption because they are held to higher moral standards due to their ideological positioning - that just doesn't make sense, as if the charge of hypocrisy is worse than warmongering and embezzlement, and that we'd be content that the right are gerrymandering, filibustering, carpet bagging to their hearts' content anyway, because "that's just how they are". no.

so where does this new impunity come from? only a few years ago the expenses enquiry was on - resignation or police offenses back then seem trivial compared to the sharp practice in politics and business currently happening without fuss. mps used to quit for affairs or lying, what changed?

is it that the stakes are too high now we have these blonde gits in crucial positions of power, to kick them out would be too destructive so we have to pipe down? Did something changed in our expectations of how they should behave, in just like the past 3-5 years?

is this moral relegation, this turpitude and corruption and ethical low standards a new permanent state of affairs? How far is it a double standard that other (non WASP, non Male) wouldn't benefit from or is it universal now? Is it just an anglosphere phenomenon? its been quite sudden, like WTF?
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
Nothing surprises anymore. To twist the Hicks line, stay uncomfortable Britain. Keep watching your screens (as I type through one). Keep watching panel shows and those cake cunts. Keep drinking. We’re good at that. Always hold your own drinking. Don’t let the side down. Keep taking drugs. We love drugs, we’re good at those too. Mmmm, drugs. Is that a drug you’re thinking about? Cushty. Would I like some? You’re too kind, only a British human would intuit my wink reluctance.

The cooking shows are like the Location Location bs dopamine hit of a few years back. Food porn. Impenetrable levels of cultural flab where the only sane response is to go insane. Except - sex. And drugs. Is that sex and drugs you’re thinking about? Confession doesn’t matter here, get right on one matey. We don’t do orgies like the French, we go dogging. In the rain.

Agency. Where is it? Is it possible to even recover in an age of mirrors and Amazon, or cue Ken Loach moment, are we all fucked? I’m not pessimistic, but sex and drugs. Insert something about the EU. You can’t fuck a multinational hyper-structure can you. You what, we fucked the EU? There? Brutal. We showed those lazy, feckless people. Like the Irish. And those fishing pirates from Spain. I’ve got Granddad’s shotgun, just in case the Germans lose it again. Don’t tell anyone. It can be our little secret, wink. Licensed. I’m not mad, noooo. Hope for the best and plan for the worst. That’s how granddad got through Normandy. Air loom legacy from the WAR.
 

sufi

lala
Nothing surprises anymore. To twist the Hicks line, stay uncomfortable Britain. Keep watching your screens (as I type through one). Keep watching panel shows and those cake cunts. Keep drinking. We’re good at that. Always hold your own drinking. Don’t let the side down. Keep taking drugs. We love drugs, we’re good at those too. Mmmm, drugs. Is that a drug you’re thinking about? Cushty. Would I like some? You’re too kind, only a British human would intuit my wink reluctance.

The cooking shows are like the Location Location bs dopamine hit of a few years back. Food porn. Impenetrable levels of cultural flab where the only sane response is to go insane. Except - sex. And drugs. Is that sex and drugs you’re thinking about? Confession doesn’t matter here, get right on one matey. We don’t do orgies like the French, we go dogging. In the rain.

Agency. Where is it? Is it possible to even recover in an age of mirrors and Amazon, or cue Ken Loach moment, are we all fucked? I’m not pessimistic, but sex and drugs. Insert something about the EU. You can’t fuck a multinational hyper-structure can you. You what, we fucked the EU? There? Brutal. We showed those lazy, feckless people. Like the Irish. And those fishing pirates from Spain. I’ve got Granddad’s shotgun, just in case the Germans lose it again. Don’t tell anyone. It can be our little secret, wink. Licensed. I’m not mad, noooo. Hope for the best and plan for the worst. That’s how granddad got through Normandy. Air loom legacy from the WAR.
1604966132366.pngcarry on screaming
 
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