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The underclass wants to become the overman! - click opera — LiveJournal
February 2010
 
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Wed, Dec. 9th, 2009 04:50 am
The underclass wants to become the overman!

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(Anonymous)
Tue, Dec. 8th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
re consumerist disease

richard, old chap, if you've ever been to japan, to tokyo or osaka, you would know just how much of an epidemic it is. it's heartbreaking to see the depths to which consumerism has poisoned the populace; or, if you like, the depths to which the populace has poisoned themselves with it.

at any rate, every time i'm in japan, i always think to myself: my god, these people put america to SHAME when it comes to consumerism.

now, the chinese, and HK in particular--that's a whole other ball game...


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Dec. 8th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
Re: re consumerist disease

I haven't been to Japan - hope to go next year. The Western media delights in discussing the rampant consumerism there. I was wondering how Momus reconciles that view with his political beliefs; it is interesting to compare Japan with China that manufactures almost everything we consume and where Marxism still is relevant. Aren't all nations heading for the abyss of consumerism - the major factor why the world is in such a mess. Perhaps if people followed more creative ends (as this Momus post discusses) we would all be a lot better off.

Richard


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Dec. 8th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Re: re consumerist disease

comrade,

don't get me wrong, it's a wonderful amazing blade runner all the cliches you know and more place. but for those of us who prefer the more (ok) traditional stuff there, the arts and crafts, temples, thunder gods, etc, it truly is hard to reconcile the hyperuberextremeconsumerism that you'll definitely see. one way to deal with it is to NOT spend all your time within the major city limits...it can get you depressed.

but, seriously, this goes for london paris roma nyc beijing mumbai etc etc


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