TV Club: Mr. Robot: “eps1.9zer0-daY.avi”

“We are all sufferers from history, but the paranoid is a double sufferer, since he is afflicted not only by the real world, with the rest of us, but by his fantasies as well.” – Richard Hofstadter, “The Paranoid Style In American Politics”

What do we want from revolution? Are we looking to unshackle ourselves from the forces we see as driving contemporary society? It depends of who you ask. To the contemporary leftist, the greatest threat to liberty and equality comes not from government—the traditional bugbear of oppression—but from the capitalist system of free enterprise that has allowed corporations to become more powerful than governments, and imaginary currencies more valuable than people. To the conservative, it is still the government that is encroaching on the freedoms of individuals, abetted by a totalitarian culture that supports the restricting of our ostensible freedoms in the name of tolerance and equality …

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