28 Sep
230/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
230/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.5, 1/60, raw

In my opinion, the Western world has just entered in a new era and we are all assisting to the birth of a post-rock society. There’s been the time for rebels, then for revolutions, then for a richer, safer, and more rightful society; there’s also been the time for the first cracks, a new economy, the globalization; at last there’s even been the time for some hardcore violent impositions, as the decline could be cured this way.
And now we’re facing the end of it. It’s probably not going to happen too soon, but it’s there, and we all know it. Year after year, Italy, Europe, and the whole Western society will be poorer, weaker, more isolated. The world we were supposed to be formed for is collapsing, there are very few certitudes, the most important one that any wise ass which till yesterday had the arrogance to tell us how to behave, what was right and wrong, who was good and bad, well, he’s been proven to be WRONG. Some of them are just stupid, other are liars, but what is important is that their voice is finally loosing sound.
Point is, it’s the end of the party, we can linger here as long as we want, I personally love the mood: the noise, the shiny lights, the perfectly good looking guys and girls, everything is off. Everything looks finally real. And we have the freedom do what we really want, to behave as we believe is right, to pursue what we feel is worth. Who could lecture us anymore?
A post-rock world is the one in which normal people can rule their lives. Then there will eventually be another ideological revolution, and we’ll be again ruled by the stupid.

2 thoughts on “230/365(+1)”

  1. It’s certainly an interesting time we are in. I’m vicariously watching the west from afar, biding time ’til my return. It’s certainly an interesting time to be alive; so very different to the era of our parents. If humanity makes it into the next millennia, the Earth will be such a different place.

    There’s a chance for progress if we manage to ditch the “war on terror”, “war on drugs” and other similar “wars” simply constructed to allow more control and allocation of Government funds away from key areas (healthcare, education, research).

    I don’t even watch the news now, as I find it too depressing. I don’t need to know the daily rantings and ramblings. If something truly important materialises, I’ll be alerted through different channels (friends, family). Until then, it’s just hubris. I’d much rather have my NEX-7 stuck to my eye than the “idiot box” 🙂

    1. Hi Martin,
      I kind of envy your observation point, you are probably far enough to properly see, while here politicians, professors, and journalists are giving us an hard time trying to confuse us as much as possible!

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