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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Notable Quote: Barbara Ehrenreich on Magical Thinking

Maybe, too, our critical faculties have been dimmed by the habit, endemic in the early 2000s, of magical thinking. The biggest self-help best seller of the last year tells you how you can have anything you want, simply by willing it .... Girls are forsaking feminism for a princess fantasy that culminates in weddings lavish enough to bankrupt a young couple before they can take out a car loan. Karl Rove derided the press for its membership in the "reality-based community," and the fastest-growing brand of religion is of the magical "name it and claim it" variety, in which the deity exists only to meet one's immediate, self-identified needs. It would be shortsighted to whine about rising debts and falling incomes, when, with a little spiritual effort, the miraculous could happen to you.

~Barbara Ehrenreich, from This Land is Their Land

1 comment:

Ghermine said...

Mickey Mouse metaphysics can be foolish. Say more on this subject!

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