15 June 2011

Wikiquote Is My New Best Friend

For realsies.

http://www.wikiquote.org/

So good.

"It is true that the materialistic society, the so-called culture that has evolved under the tender mercies of capitalism, has produced what seems to be the ultimate limit of this worldliness. Nowhere, except perhaps in the analogous society of pagan Rome, has there ever been such a flowering of cheap & petty & disgusting lusts & vanities as in the world of capitalism, where there is no evil that is not fostered & encouraged for the sake of making money. We live in a society whose whole policy is to excite every nerve in the human body & keep it at the highest pitch of artificial tension, to strain every human desire to the limit & to create as many new desires & synthetic passions as possible, in order to cater to them with the products of our factories & printing presses & movie studios & all the rest." ~ Thomas Merton

I hope the irony of the fact that you're reading this on the interwebs doesn't escape you.

Also, Twitter is seriously cramping my blogging & making me lazy.

K, love you, bye.

[mccracken]

1 comment:

Tim Mitchell said...

I like that quote a lot as well.