Individuals #2

The fashioning of the individual consciousness that perceives itself as unique and separate from others, from nature, and from any pre-existing order is the great project of modernity.

For that project, the word “freedom” is key. The alienation of the individual from everything and everything is posited as liberation. Now that individuals are no longer constrained by any inherited tradition or by any relationship not fully of their choosing and now that they are less and less constrained by the limits created by nature, they will finally be free to realize their full selves. At least, that’s how the theory goes.

Celebrity Justice

I think the Weinstein investigation is a travesty. I know we are all supposed to be super happy he’s been indicted but it’s all a total joke. Investigators traveled to LA, to Europe even, dedicated an enormous number of hours and resources to something like this while the murder of a Jonny Garcia in Southern Bronx gets zero resources and the rape kits of women outside of Beverly Hills don’t get processed for years.

I know, I know, this all just supposed to be the beginning. The justice will trickle down to the less posh eventually. Because the trickle down theory has proven to be super reliable. Not.