Cultural Optometry Lesson
I hate eyewear ads where models who don’t need glasses wear glasses — just seems so fake, and makes me resent the models more for having better genes than me. (Would you have a leg amputee model shoes? — I think not.) I also get annoyed at legally-blind intellectuals who feel they are above Lasik surgery, or think that contacts are a cosmetic option. Chomsky said “From the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.” I think what he meant was: people are made to feel like they need to buy stuff to feel better. No conspiracy Noam, it’s called a shopping mall. Speaking of feeling better, I think I would feel better if Noam bought new glasses, maybe even the more expensive “featherweight” lenses. In short, glasses ought to be real, but not too thick. Everyone is either shallow or too deep; just give me a kiddie pool to drown in. Thank you for accepting the truth, and for being able to see this.