there is nothing more damaging to the intellect than an impressionable child reading a book before they’ve encountered the tools necessary to disarm it
i'm no longer interested in making friends with people under the age of 22. i simply don't think it's worthwhile.
Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Communist Party of the Soviet Union fall to pieces? An important reason is that in the ideological domain, competition is fierce! To completely repudiate the historical experience of the Soviet Union, to repudiate the history of the CPSU, to repudiate Lenin, to repudiate Stalin was to wreck chaos in Soviet ideology and engage in historical nihilism. It caused Party organizations at all levels to have barely any function whatsoever. It robbed the Party of its leadership of the military. In the end the CPSU — as great a Party as it was — scattered like a flock of frightened beasts! The Soviet Union — as great a socialist state as it was — shattered into pieces.
a screenshot is a lot like a photograph. somehow though, its utilitarian origins precluded understanding of its artistic potential. a screenshot is personal, it's always POV, it's reprojected onto another screen at perfect fidelity, a kind of exact recreation of a pattern of light departing a surface