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May 2

We're going to see a lot of this sort of critique in the near future.
One thing I would like to point out is that there is a great deal of energy put into attacking those who sneer at the working class -- every progressive you know, is suddenly set up as the most callous person ever. Another thing is that Plato's sense of late-stage democracy is not really established as an illusion here. He -- Andrew Sullivan, that is -- basically agrees that something awful is necessarily unleashed as freedoms suddenly abound. For Plato it is societal inversion, as everyone forgets their "proper" role, deference is lost, and everybody does what they want; for Andrew it is more than people lose roles that actually matter, that aren't intrinsically humiliating, as well as that narcissism and emotion gets unleashed -- the passions -- and order and good reason is lost.

Just for reference. I have no sense of our times as late-stage anything. Basically what we have are increasing numbers of people who see society as going amok because it reflects their own inner mental state, rather than what is actually going on around them (well, they are losing external "pillars" that kept their immature psyches in check). That world out there that is becoming more egalitarian and less bigoted, and that is now shorning itself of a need for somebody to suffer while they prosper, and so even America is now talking about a national health care system, including dental, (for real, it's on the ballot in Colorado) as well as living wages, is doing just fine, thank you, and is not in any state of necessary absolute complete collapse because, ostensibly, unprecedented narcissism has gone along with it. The unleashed emotion Andrew frets about, is kinda awesome on many of the sites I visit -- it's people actually usefully testing one another, rather than being boringly restrained to show how blue-blood superior they are. Emotion can be a big part of what is plus about our world, as we see in the passionate student movements at places like Columbia, that have retrograde professors quaking like they did in the 60s, even as it is sadly true that increasing numbers of the elite are training their children to be dispassionate, as a further marker that they're a class apart from the Troll mob. It can be one of the things we flag as sign of society being reborn and renewed, not gone late-term and out of control.

And it must be said, the bad part, the huge bad part (read: populism that is about borders and eviscerating foreigners, or about executing one out of three on Wall Street, not sane loud objections to how we've structured society), is not the outcome of people being humiliated and discarded in the now, nor because of the internet and the ability of a mass rage to form instantly and hugely sized, but more, actually, owing to humiliations they suffered in their childhood -- the very stuff, that is, that made it so that this political world that Andrew rightly argues the mass has ALWAYS had a hold of, was driven to become one where the mass could pay penance for past indulgences by enduring endless pains and grotesque humiliations, so that at some point they could insist without guilt for financial stability again -- even excess -- as well as the opportunity to enjoy the sport of eviscerating the better-than-thou, elite, professional-class, coastal progressives, that were if anything lured into not sparing their admittedly infuriating (and self-shortchanging) sense of superiority. The rage has increased, people are going mental, because these were people (again, not the like of students protesting against increasing student loans) who as kids were abandoned and terrorized by their parents when they tried to self-actualize, and they to some extent have been forced to participate in a world that will not stop its efforts to end prejudice and entitle its populace -- you get an A just for participating! Look at all these spoiled shits!

Progressives, watch your backs -- the less emotionally evolved of your own are craving the dispatch of you as much as said working class, ostensibly being humiliated by not working craftsman jobs but rather effeminate retail.


That’s what’s scariest about Donald Trump.
NYMAG.COM|BY ANDREW SULLIVAN



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May 5

Jesus. I hope I don't have do a walk of shame on way to regular:
Captain America: Civil War

IN 3D:
Today (May 5) 7:50, 8:20, night: 11:20, night: 11:45
Fri (May 6) 11:20am, 1:05, 2:40, 4:35, 6:10, 8:10, 9:45,
Sat (May 7) 11:20am, 11:50am, 2:45, 3:15, 6:30, 7:00, 10:00,
Sun (May 8) 1:10, 2:40, 4:35, 6:10, 8:10, 9:40
Mon (May 9) 1:10, 2:40, 4:40, 6:10, 8:10, 9:45
Tue (May 10) 1:10, 2:40, 4:35, 6:10, 8:05, 9:45

also in IMAX® 3D:
Today (May 5) 7:00, 10:30
Fri (May 6) 12:10, 3:30, 6:50, 10:10
Sat (May 7) 1:10, 4:30, 7:50, night: 11:10
Sun (May 8) 12:10, 3:30, 6:50, 10:10
Mon (May 9) 12:10, 3:30, 6:50, 10:10
Tue (May 10) 12:10, 3:30, 6:50, 10:10

also in UltraAVX & in 3D (with optional CC + DVS):
Today (May 5) 7:30, night: 11:00
Fri (May 6) 12:40, 4:00, 7:20, 10:40
Sat (May 7) 10:20am, 1:40, 5:00, 8:20, night: 11:40
Sun (May 8) 12:40, 4:00, 7:20, 10:40
Mon (May 9) 12:40, 4:00, 7:20, 10:40
Tue (May 10) 12:40, 4:00, 7:20, 10:40

also in UltraAVX & in 3D with optional D-Box (with optional CC + DVS):
Today (May 5) 7:30, night: 11:00
Fri (May 6) 12:40, 4:00, 7:20, 10:40
Sat (May 7) 10:20am, 1:40, 5:00, 8:20, night: 11:40
Sun (May 8) 12:40, 4:00, 7:20, 10:40
Mon (May 9) 12:40, 4:00, 7:20, 10:40
Tue (May 10) 12:40, 4:00, 7:20, 10:40

also in regular format (regular cost, but walk of shame required):
Today (May 5) not playing
Fri (May 6): 1:35, 2:05, 5:05, 5:40, 8:45, 9:15
Sat (May 7) 10:50am, 12:40, 2:10, 5:00, 6:00, 8:50, 9:30
Sun (May 8) 1:40, 2:10, 5:05, 5:45, 8:45, 9:15
Mon (May 9) 1:40, 2:10, 5:10, 5:45, 8:45, 9:15

Tue (May 10) 1:40, 2:10, 5:10, 5:45, 8:45, 9:15

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