February 3 at 2:34pm ·
What if evoking the 'tall poppy' idea is simply an attempt to express the banal existence of a readily admitted cultural hierarchy that systematically crushes individual expression into passive consumer conformity while ensuing that the calling out of this behavior is a reinforcement of the very means of perpetuating such a hierarchy. If we kept our focus on the culture that crushes, what would happen?
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Heike Ngan Exactly....law of attraction....crushed flat by what we focus on.
Like · Reply · February 3 at 6:32pm
Wells Tao I was trying to paint of picture of how we are crushed by distraction and misdirection. That attention is lead by anticipated reaction, cries of pain that are equally made out as cries of pleasure. Changing nothing, relieving nothing but the surface, and that this 'culture' we are told is enough. Not for me...
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Heike Ngan It's just cronyism, nepotism, egotism, consumerism, ........among many other manipulation/marketing things. Are we buying or selling? To find some kind of truth and meaning, try peeling back the hierarchies like you would the layers of an onion, and yo...See More
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Wells Tao which is why we need to move on, life being art, we need to start being able to describe what we are doing, what is it the art of? The life of?. Yes that is it. What are you doing with your time, and tell me what the art of it is?
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Wells Tao I may or may not agree
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Heike Ngan Somewhere, sometime quite long ago, someone said to me that if an art-piece needs a book to describe and/or validate it to make it resonate with a soul, a mind or a heart, then it isn't worth diddly-shit....the essay description is obviously more engaging....As I said Wells, it's either marketing, or resonating, or a bit of both.....but it is always exactly what it is.
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Wells Tao I love books, and an art work can be even better with one.
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Wells Tao but it is always exactly what it is, a life of what
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Heike Ngan I'm done. Thanks Wells Sleep well.
Like · February 4 at 11:08pm
Michael Gresham Did you take a breath whilst writing that?
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Wells Tao Some people read out loud, I read in my mind, and my mind can read breathing in and out.
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John Philip Cadwallader Beats the opposite alternative.
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Michael Gibson What if post-modern discourse is really a load of disingenuous bollocks designed to obscure the fact that the writer has nothing to say?
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Wells Tao what are you responding to, can you articulate that?
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