Fascist Shepherd

“​If a society is transformed into what Mumford has called a “megamachine” (that is, if the whole of a society, including its people, is like a large, centrally directed machine), fascism is almost unavoidable in the long run because 
(a) people become sheep, lose their faculty for critical thinking, feel powerless, are passive, and necessarily long for a leader who “knows” what to do—and everything else they do not know, and
 (b) the “megamachine” can be put in operation by anybody with access to it, simply by pushing the proper buttons. The megamachine, like an automobile, essentially runs itself: i.e., the person behind the wheel of the car has only to push the right buttons, manage the steering and the braking, and pay some attention to a few other similarly simple details; what in a car or other machine are its many wheels, in the megamachine are the many levels of bureaucratic administration. Even a person of mediocre intelligence and ability can easily run a state once he or she is in the seat of power.”

— Erich Fromm, (To Have or To Be?)

Damsel aint gon’ stress

Thought Prompts
brain farts & hiccups


 

17:10

Women are undermined and disempowered from a young age through cultural narratives of what love is supposed to be. I was taught to focus on being pretty and wait on the sidewalks for prince charming to take note of me, and if he didn’t; well, here are 5 ways to lure him in, 30 hairstyles to make you the centre of attention, lose 10 kg in 10 days by eating nothing and hating yourself.

I’m told that my worth hinges on attracting and having things,people flock to me. I’m taught that being proactive is a sign of failure because if I was pretty/smart/nice enough, those things would have come to me naturally.

Stories like Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty,et al., teach me that when I’m feeling down,when I’m in distress and in danger, I ought to wait for a saviour, a knight in shining armour and if he doesn’t come, I should make it my life’s mission to look for him.

Fuck you. I’m writing my own story. Maybe I’ll save my prince, eh? :p

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