Thursday, September 15, 2011
“I wouldn’t feel upset if humanity came to an end.” APRIL 7, 2011 AT 7:14 PM by noah cicero (We who Are About To Die) An interesting Article if you really know how to read... I read The Self-Esteem Holocaust Comes Home and felt extreme anxiety for three days. The anxiety was very bad. I kept watching that Johnny Cash video for the song Hurt. I sat for hours staring at the screen like a zombie watching the sad Johnny Cash get older and die. Sam Pink is making a statement on the last man. According to Wikipedia the last man is, “a weak-willed individual, one who is tired of life, takes no risks, seeks only comfort and security.” With The Self-Esteem Holocaust Comes Home and Person, Sam Pink is showing what it is like to be the last man, to be futile, to have no power, to be adrift in the ocean of self-serving humans. Because that is what it is like now, with so many humans alive and ever-increasing, an ocean, we are all drowning each other, holding each other under the water, no man, woman or child escapes. We seek comfort not happiness. When an American says, “I want to be happy,” the definition of the word “happiness” is “comfort.” There is no risk, no struggle anymore in the American spirit. It has all died. The characters in Self-Esteem are cheap; they have been cheapened by the world and have no desire to become expensive and rare. Supply and demand works with humans just as with shoes and apples, the more humans there are, the cheaper each one becomes. Tocqueville and Nietzsche thought it was democracy that cheapened and leveled the human spirit, but it is just population size, the more humans there are, the cheaper everything gets, people are cheap in America and people are even cheaper in China. Self-Esteem doesn’t contain any names, no first or last names, only the positions of the people in the story. The group of plays sets up a world where everyone is not a name, not even a number, but a temporary title. http://wewhoareabouttodie.com/2011/04/07/i-wouldn%E2%80%99t-feel-upset-if-humanity-came-to-an-end/
Posted by Pop Culture at 3:23 AM
"I wish I loved the Human Race I wish I loved the Human Race; I wish I loved its silly face; I wish I liked the way it walks; I wish I liked the way it talks; And when I'm introduced to one, I wish I thought "What Jolly Fun!" Sir Walter A Raleigh"(1552 - 1618) What would he says if he saw the Human race today?
Posted by Pop Culture at 3:06 AM