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One silly and one serious

http://www.cracked.com/article_19266_5-movie-fan-theories-that-make-more-sense-than-movie.html
I especially like the ones about The Matrix (which I've seen all of) and Twilight (which I haven't seen any of).

http://tigerbeatdown.com/2011/07/04/systems-that-force-us-to-lie/
Flavia Dzodan discusses recent developments in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case. (excerpt)
This goes much further than pointing at the collective and trying to wash away the impact of the current development by claiming that “we all lie”. The core of the problem here is slightly different: some people’s survival, their very own sustainability sometimes depend on a lie. We judge these lies based on parameters that never contemplate this need for survival. We apply a normalized quasi religious stance: lying is bad! But hardly anyone questions why the lies are necessary, why we live in a system where certain people must lie in order to get access to privileges that are always afforded to members of the dominant culture.


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bemused_leftist
Jul. 5th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
Oh. Till the last sentence, I thought it was talking about politicians who have to lie about sex to keep their jobs.
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