Sunday, November 16, 2008
But I have much garbage
From Formulary For A New Urbanism by Ivan Chtcheglov, proto-Situationist and all-round nutter who once tried to blow up the Eiffel Tower:
A mental disease has swept the planet: banalization. Everyone is hypnotized by production and conveniences—sewage systems, elevators, bathrooms, washing machines.

This state of affairs, arising out of a struggle against poverty, has overshot its ultimate goal—the liberation of humanity from material cares—and become an omnipresent obsessive image. Presented with the alternative of love or a garbage disposal unit, young people of all countries have chosen the garbage disposal unit.

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