dualchainz:

i honestly hope this vine trend lasts for the rest of my life

Me

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Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

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British professor claims to have photographed fairies![x]

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24.92645,-76.385193

is this planet even real

catholicnun:

I don’t get it

catholicnun doesn’t get it lol
if only all merry cones were merry

catholicnun:

I don’t get it

catholicnun doesn’t get it lol

if only all merry cones were merry

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theindifference:

ne-te-promene-donc-pas-toute-nue:

A photograph by Bryant Eslava

!

theindifference:

ne-te-promene-donc-pas-toute-nue:

A photograph by Bryant Eslava

!

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leastofthese:

Foliage covered green roof in Kirkjubøur, a photo from Faroe Islands.

leastofthese:

Foliage covered green roof in Kirkjubøur, a photo from Faroe Islands.

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hrselover5:

Ali Michael | backstage Burberry Prorsum

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beartier:

lava really pisses me off cuz like

i know it could melt my face off but then i see a picture like this and

image

i want to dip my hands in it

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harpersbazaar:

#TheLIST: The Best Hotels In The World
Photo Credit: Terry Richardson

harpersbazaar:

#TheLIST: The Best Hotels In The World

Photo Credit: Terry Richardson

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"

We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn’t, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. Wherever else the terror had happened, we, at least, had not been visited by Orwellian nightmares.


But we had forgotten that alongside Orwell’s dark vision, there was another - slightly older, slightly less well known, equally chilling: Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Contrary to common belief even among the educated, Huxley and Orwell did not prophesy the same thing. Orwell warns that we will be overcome by an externally imposed oppression. But in Huxley’s vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity and history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.


What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions”. In 1984, Huxley added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us.


This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.

"

Neil Postman, Forward to Amusing Ourselves To Death, 1985

 As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think

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