Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Synners In The Hands Of An Angry Forrest...



It's not just that we live in a world of cheap imported generic Chinese junk, we live in a world of synthetic people who attempt to define themselves by beliefs, creeds, ideologies and so on, rather than by what they are, by nature's order.



Looking through a thesaurus for synonyms of GENERIC (on thesaurus.com), low and behold, I found that synonyms to generic are:

UNIVERSAL
INCLUSIVE
COLLECTIVE
NON-EXCLUSIVE


Antonyms for GENERIC are:

EXCLUSIVE
PARTICULAR
SPECIFIC
INDIVIDUAL


Other words related to GENERIC are, all-inclusive, broad-minded, tolerant, global, ecumenical, etc..





Yeah, it seems obvious since generic is related to 'general', but the fact that generic has the cultural connotation of being of low quality is interesting. In fact the expression, "cheap generic crap" is something one hears quite a bit these days.



Diversity, multi-culturalism, tolerance and so on, are all, literally, synonymous with inauthentic, synthetic and generic.



That might seem like an easy swing at the left, but what part of today's society doesn't escape such description?





When you base your identity on beliefs, creeds, ideologies, etc, you have become inauthentic and generic.

At which point you might as well slap a stamp on your forehead that reads, 'Made In China'.

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