Tuesday, September 10, 2013

DECONSTRUCTING THE APPARITION OF TRANSPARENCY



Appearance is something we can see. An apparition is something only imagination can see. In government (or politics….they’re identical), we should be able to see through something that’s transparent; but we can’t. Why not? Because transparency is a phantom of technology. Technology creates meaning through its use. Governments are invented to impose order on its use -- to regulate, tax, divide, separate, isolate, control and to define and diffuse resistance. The quality of life is diluted by technology and order. Through misdirection, governments create appearances; transparency is an illusion based on the holy trinity of capitalist consumerism: Politics. Corporations. Government.

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