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November 28, 2016

To be imprisoned-by-emancipation is the fate of those who define their being in terms of time.

People who are so bound to our moment and cannot think or live outside it, congratulate themselves on being emancipated from “their land or place, their race or ethnic group, their traditions or their gods.”
They believe they are free, but in fact they have exchanged defining structures that can (and often do) offer security and meaning for a defining abstraction that can offer neither — a home for a prison. This helps to explain why people who believe they are emancipated nevertheless tend to seek, with an intensity born of unacknowledged nostalgia, compensatory stories set in fantastic realms where the longed-for structures are firmly in place. To be imprisoned-by-emancipation is the fate of those who define their being in terms of time. Modernity is thus temporal self-exile — though it may be other things as well. modernity as temporal self-exile - Text Patterns - The New Atlantis

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 28, 2016 9:42 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Deracinated Man, fit only to be shaped by whatever Power controls the Narrative with it's bleeding edge of Current Truth.

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