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Raoul Vaneigem



    Production and consumption are the nipples of modern society. Thus suckled, humanity grows in strength and beauty; rising standard of living, all modern conveniences, distractions of all kinds, culture for all, the comfort of your dreams.

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    In the twentieth century, death terrifies men less than the absence of real life. All these dead, mechanized, specialized actions, stealing a little bit of life a thousand times a day until the mind and body are exhausted. . .

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    Controlled mediations separate individuals from themselves, their desires, their dreams, and their will to live; and so people come to believe in the legend that you can't do without them, or the power that governs them.

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    Where Power fails to paralyze with constraints, it paralyses by suggestion, by forcing everyone to use crutches of which it is the sole owner and purveyor.

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    In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.

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