RAYMOND LEMORNE:

When I was 16, I discovered something.

Everyone has those thoughts, but no one ever jumps.

I told myself: “Imagine you’re jumping.”

Is it predestined that I won’t jump?

How can it be predestined that I won’t?

So, to go against what is predestined, one must jump.

I jumped.

The fall was a holy event.

I broke my left arm and lost 2 fingers. Why did I jump?

A slight abnormality in my personality,

imperceptible to those around me.

You can find me listed in the medical encyclopedias

under “Sociopath” in the new editions.

Philip Jones Griffiths

Cambodia, 1970. Prisoners of war were afforded very different treatment by each side. Americans were treated reasonably (the ranting of the MIA movement in America aside), whereas captured Vietcong were tortured, raped, and killed. Some ended in the tiger-cages of the U.S. administered Con Son prison, where conditions would have staggered a Spanish Inquisitor.

Philip Jones Griffiths

Cambodia, 1970. Prisoners of war were afforded very different treatment by each side. Americans were treated reasonably (the ranting of the MIA movement in America aside), whereas captured Vietcong were tortured, raped, and killed. Some ended in the tiger-cages of the U.S. administered Con Son prison, where conditions would have staggered a Spanish Inquisitor.

“They Live (1988): I’ll give you a choice: either put on these glasses or start eating that trashcan. 

Slavoj Žižek: I already am eating from the trashcan all the time. The name of this trashcan is ideology.  The material force of ideology makes me not see what I am effectively eating. It’s not only our reality which enslaves us. The tragedy of our predicament when we are within ideology is that when we think that we escape it into our dreams, at that point we are within ideology.”

“They Live (1988): I’ll give you a choice: either put on these glasses or start eating that trashcan. 

Slavoj Žižek: I already am eating from the trashcan all the time. The name of this trashcan is ideology.  The material force of ideology makes me not see what I am effectively eating. It’s not only our reality which enslaves us. The tragedy of our predicament when we are within ideology is that when we think that we escape it into our dreams, at that point we are within ideology.”