Friday, December 19, 2003

Hola... if industrial metal is your thing, check out Algorithmic Entropy.

For my serialized historical fiction, Good Works and Matters of the Heart, I'm doing a lot of research into the early 1900's, particularly in the area of radical political and social movements, as anarchism and the Progressive movement are important to my story.

Here's a quote from one of the most famous anarchists of the era, Emma Goldman:

"If I were to give a summary of the tendency of our times, I would say, Quantity. The multitude, the mass spirit, dominates everywhere, destroying quality. Our entire life -- production, politics, and education -- rests on quantity, on numbers. The worker who once took pride in the thoroughness and quality of his work, has been replaced by brainless, incompetent automatons, who turn out enormous quantities of things, valueless to themselves, and generally injurious to the rest of mankind. Thus quantity, instead of adding to life's comforts and peace, has merely increased man's burden."

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