The pseudo-normalizing effect of the expression Volksschädling (“public nuissance”: a term covering a vast semantic domain including defeatism, black marketeering, anti-Führer jokes, criticizing the system, and a lack of belief in the future) helped contribute to the success with which leaders of the National Socialist Movement managed, if not to generalize their excessively idiosyncratic form of anti-Semitism as a typically German form of supposed hygiene, then at least to make it widely tolerable or imitable.
— Peter Sloterdijk, Terror From The Air
For public perception, however, it was necessary that gas death be regarded, until proof to the contrary, as a procedure as practical as it was humane; in this respect, the Nevada gas chamber was one of pragmatic humanism’s cult sites.
— Peter Sloterdijk - Terror From The Air
O’Connor is essentially a Bible-thumper, promising Cyrus eternal damnation — in the form of mental illness — for the sin of wanting to make some money on her assets. An attractive young woman’s sexuality is bankable, it’s true. But in the end, Miley is making money off of what the people want: pop jams, youthful rebellion, and sex. The woman who figured out how to strategically cash in on the controversy isn’t a victim or a bad example — she’s just a business, man.
— It’s okay because people want this? What kind of bonehead logic is this? We’re cool as long as she doesn’t really do something fucked up like refute the accumulation of money or something crazy like that. Miley the KLF’s K Foundation has a gift for you.