Day: Dec 14, 2020

LETTERS FROM THE CAVE, #1: “The Politics of Stupefaction – Dumbing-Down & Didactics”

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PROLOGUE: “Are You Mind-Shaming Me?”

If you took one look at the title of this article and said, “Big words; forget it. I’m outta here!”, then you should read on, because this is plainly for you. How easily we run from what we do not understand! How little we persevere to penetrate apparent adversity! How far we have gone in our desire to water everything down, to dilute difficulty, to resist learning, to render things facile and ‘non-threatening’ to such an extent that they no longer carry their original meaning nor much of worth at all.

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