• There’s no choice left in America anymore. Anything that’s authentic and genuine, anything that grew out of any sense of tradition, is wiped out. We’re left with this bland monoculture that’s swept over the whole country.

    – Terry Zwigoff

1 comment

  • By aSmith
    October 03, 2010
    11:32 PM

    And adherence to any tradition is often viewed antagonistically as some sort of atavism, or as wilful ignorance on the part of the traditionalist. Even worse, it is often adopted as another way of showing how different one is (a classical use of tradition, though it seems to be used with less sincerity than in the past). The trouble is, that this is exactly where humankind has been striving to arrive: unity. And this desire is not without merit, it just brings with it its own set of problems.