25 August 2011

Privatization of desire

The privatization of society not only moves the institutions of commerce into the private sector but, more important, it moves the self-understanding of the members of society into atomized units who cannot presume the proper functioning of a social order to justify their own acts of generosity and their own pursuit of caring and contentment. 
The privatization of society is, in effect, the Sodom-and-Gemmorah-ization of society. 
The privatization of desire and imagination results in getting us to believe we are not each other's keepers. 

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