Thursday, December 07, 2017

The Slick Stupidity of Junior

Even the outdated, inconsistent, self-doubting ideas of the older generation are more open to dialogue than the slick stupidity of Junior.  Even the neurotic oddities and deformities of our elders stand for character, for something humanly achieved, in comparison to pathetic health, infantilism raised to the norm.  One realizes with horror that earlier, opposing one’s parents because they represented the world, one was often secretly the mouthpiece, against a bad world, of one even worse.
 - Theodore Adorno, Minima Moralia (1951)

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