File spoon-archives/habermas.archive/habermas_2001/habermas.0112, message 12

Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 15:28:54 -0800
Subject: Re: HAB: How To Modernize Your Tribe

At 12:11 PM 12/11/01 -0800, you wrote:

>"Since the Taliban left, all we've done is make satellite dishes,"
>said Khaled, smiling at his good fortune[, making $100/day in a
>region where $7/month is average.]

This line was included in the article:

``People are going hungry so they can save enough money to get a sat 
dish,'' said Sorab. ``This is the first time in ages that they have had the 
freedom to do this.''

The freedom to go hungry. Welcome the new world order.


? Television is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a 
heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of 
the people. The abolition of television as the illusory happiness of human 
beings, is a demand for their real happiness. The call to abandon their 
illusions about their condition is a call to abandon a condition which 
requires illusions. The criticism of television is, therefore, the 
embryonic criticism of this vale of tears of which television is the halo ?

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