I was thinking about detachment and researched some quotes. I found a mighty quote that seemed to be in the wrong classification.
But the words were eloquent, insightful and awkward.
I would edit the language, but doing so would strip the message explosiveness.
The quote is from the movie “Detachment.” This explains why it was residing in the detachment category.
I’ve also included a brief video from the movie at the end of the quote.
Adrien Brody plays Henry Barthes, the teacher. He ask his class what Assimilate means. Then he inquiries about the meaning of Ubiquitous. A student defines both words. Then the words are compounded. Another query goes to the class and that question is answered.
The response to Ubiquitous Assimilation was, “always absorbing, everywhere, every time.”
Henry Barthes then ask a rhetorical question. “How are you to imagine anything, if the images are always provided for you?”
He asked the class about reading the book “1984”. A couple of students participated and cautiously lifted an arm. He got an answer, wrote “Doublethink” on the board and asked what it means.
Another successful response.
Strap on your seat belt. This is the soliloquy that followed the answer to “Doublethink. (Warning — if you are easily offended, please stop and go to another blog).
“To deliberately believe in lies, while knowing they’re false.”
“Examples of this in everyday life: ‘Oh, I need to be pretty to be happy. I need surgery to be pretty. I need to be thin, famous, fashionable.” Our young men today are being told that women are whores, bitches, things to be screwed, beaten, shit on, and shamed. This is a marketing holocaust. Twenty-fours hours a day for the rest of our lives, the powers that be are hard at work dumbing us to death.
So to defend ourselves, and fight against assimilating this dullness into our thought processes, we must learn to read. To stimulate our own imagination, to cultivate our own consciousness, our own belief systems. We all need skills to defend, to preserve, our own minds.”
(This is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/z_zRSMVi50w )
I clearly get what Barthes is saying. If you missed the point read it again.
Read the last sentence in the quote if you want the answer.
I think the last sentence is also what the Master Key is about, too.