|A Story About Ourselves That May Not Be True|
by noteworthy at 8:04 am EST, Jan 30, 2013
Wherever there's a system, an established order, someone will have an incentive to uphold it. And someone else will have equal incentive to break it.
When you see the gait cameras, try goose-stepping past. Leg up high, knee unbent, toes skyward. It's wholly unnatural and artificial, but should mask the way you really walk. No one will ever know it's you.
Nobody requires the existence of a standard and a general pressure to conform more than the person who wishes to assume a position outside it.
It's not the fiction of Beyonce's performance that angers us, but the fear that underneath the pomp and idealism our political leaders are con men, telling us a story about ourselves that may not be true.
Plenty of people are onto the emptiness, but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness.