Project Excrement

by Anselm

This morning when I saw the news article about the teen killed at a Project X inspired party, I thought about graduate school.

Graduate school students studying English literature often have conversations about very trite topics.

One of which I remember is “does life reflect art, or does art reflect life.”

We must remember that Project X is a fiction.

Or is it?

A society that thrives on crap visual art, crap literature, crap TV, crap film, and crap music will have those tastes manifest in public behavior. You know, what you do and what you say. (Not to mention how you vote or how you allocate resources.)

Crap art, crap literature, crap TV, crap film, and crap music are all technical terms, mind you.

Mimetic desire?

Teens being teens?

They’ll grow out of it?

When is our enlightened and progressive culture going to grow out of it?

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