Regarding Aesthetic Formations:
The role of print culture in imagining new nations for disparate rustics
is interesting cultural history. But those pre-nationals had for
centuries been mediating variant versions of religion, and when push
came to shove in those discrete European sixteenth century pre-nations,
political power centers decided which ideas were in charge.
centuries later, Caribbean disk jockies assembled odd new aggregations
and Scientology and Mormonism used TV to spread their quirky news and
views is curious but only theologically trivial. Church leaders preach
their ever changing "truths" to console their anguished congregations.
Meanwhile scientists carefully use reason to understand more fully the
human mechanisms we share. Media patterns however theologically
expressive seem to me mainly to obscure essential truths about human
existence. They are entertainment of a very special kind. By their very
nature, destructive of scientific truth.