octavio paz, mexican poet

“The ancients had visions; we have television.
But the civilization of the spectacle is cruel, because the spectators have no memory.
Because of that, they also lack remorse and true conscience.
They quickly forget and scarcely blink at the scenes of death and destruction.
They await the great yawn, anonymous and universal,
Which is the apocalypse and the final judgement of the society of spectacle.
We are condemned to this new vision of hell –
Those who appear on the screen, and those of us who watch.
Is there an escape? I don’t know.
One must seek it.”

Octavio Paz

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s