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October 24, 2016 / Fantelius

The Writing on the Wall Isn’t on the Wall

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Andreas Fuglesang explains in his book ”about understanding”* how the strength and health of a society depends on the flow of information throughout the community.

People in modern societies process information poorly. We merely amplify the messages that pour down from the heights of wealth and power. Our clothing promotes the brand of one corporation or another. We function as walking advertisements for the products we wear or the places we’ve been, or a school, country, team or event that has zero information value to the other citizens we encounter. We rarely use our clothing to express our own concerns or wishes, but parrot instead what money’s masters want to get said. We’ve been driven so far that we think it’s cool to be an advertising post. Free speech is embarrassing, disturbing and truth is definitely out of style.

*(I very strongly recommend Andreas’ book. It can be read for free thanks to the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation: about understanding)

 

 

“Your silence is golden to the people gathering gold.”
Dartwill Aquila

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