(In my opinion.)
I do not object against pessimism. Pessimisim has its important uses. It's just that from my own personal life experience, diving too deep into pessimistic philosophy tends to drive a person into a state of psyche similar to Nietzche's near his ultimate death...
@machado @vgr And then the owners, lacking an external enemy, will destroy each other, leaving nothing. Thus, human history will be recorded, and perhaps interpreted by the machines as a twisted parody of the notion of inevitable, _beneficial_, progress where humankind steadily becomes more moral as its technological capacity increases, leading to a perfect state of individual opportunity for all.
@vgr I'm primed to agree with curmudgeons. But this guy lost me when he trashed Spider-Verse without seeing it. He's just showing his own ignorance.
Spider-Verse has got all the deconstruction, detournement, code-switching, and recontextualization of hegemonic master narratives that a literature PhD could love, if he wasn't terrified of liking something popular. It's a movie that wouldn't work at all if the audience was merely passive consumers of media. Its popularity is actually a good sign.
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