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« on: August 17, 2009, 04:51:19 am »
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<<My image in some places, is of a monster of some kind who wants to pull a string and manipulate people. Nothing could be further from the truth. People are manipulated; I just want them to be manipulated more effectively.>>

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Re: Notions of the "subject" throughout history (fragment)
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 05:43:39 am »
The magpie steals shiny objects for its nest, which seems to give it some reproductive advantage.

I'd say that in western culture, "individualism" is such a shiny thing - a meaningless token that can get you laid.

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Re: Notions of the "subject" throughout history (fragment)
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 10:01:50 am »
Eh, when I think of subject I always think of "subject of the Queen" (or King depending on time and country).

Which, I'd say (when you ask "subject to what?") means subject to the will of the Queen (or whatever ruler you pick).

It's not trolling, it's just satire.

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Re: Notions of the "subject" throughout history (fragment)
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 01:47:47 pm »
It makes me think of whatever suckers agreed to be part of the psych experiment I'm reading about at the moment.
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