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Cultural disintegration

Cultural disintegration
January 31, 2012, 10:26:44 PM
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Right now the manufacture of mass [consumer, mallcondo] culture imposes a thin shell of cultural similarity across English-speaking North America, but even that is under strain as subcultures use the decentralizing power of today's communications and move more boldly in their own [possibly more sane, possibly more wise] directions.

The end of the industrial age will bring down [most of] the Internet, but it will also play taps for the technologies that make mass culture possible.

In the bubbling cauldron of a future North America, today's cultural initiatives will fuse with older traditions, imports from abroad, and new movements in ways we can't imagine today.

The loss of political unity and the end of easy long-distance travel will make the rise of new local and regional cultures certain.

- John Michael Greer, The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World

Old doors close, but new ones open.

Old powers fall, but in their absence, leave room for potentiality -- the potential for even greater powers.

HESSIANS UNITE!

Re: Cultural disintegration
February 01, 2012, 04:28:13 AM
As others have pointed out, the problem with manufactured cultures is that they are usually not comprehensive enough.

Hessiandom is the one exception... it has a chance to thrive.

Re: Cultural disintegration
February 01, 2012, 01:34:14 PM
John Michael Greer - The Archdruid!

Re: Cultural disintegration
February 01, 2012, 06:46:45 PM
Culture isn't something that can be manufactured.
If it can, it certainly isn't culture.
Except of the Petri-Dish kind (:>