Thanks to everyone who came to MidPoint last night and everyone who helped put it on or play. Twas' beautiful.
Something completely different.
" Think of the forces at work in the larger culture that work overtime to situate us with a privatized world of fantasy, spectacle and resentment that is entirely removed from larger social problems and public concerns. For instance, corporate culture within its unrelenting commercials and ads carpet bomb our audio and visual fields with the message that the only viable way to define ourselves is to shop and consume in an orgy of private pursuits. Popular culture traps us in the privatized universe of celebrity culture, urging us to define ourselves through the often empty and trivialized and highly individualized interests of celebrities."
-Henry A. Giroux
an excerpt from an article on illiteracy in America that can be read here. Thanks Lakes.