Empty Days

Sunday, July 11, 2004



Omitted paragraph.

116. Because of the constant pressure that the system exerts to modify human behavior, there is a gradual increase in the number of people who cannot or will not adjust to society's requirements: welfare leeches, youth-gang members, cultists, anti-government rebels, radical environmentalist saboteurs, dropouts and resisters of various kinds.
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I wonder on what grounds this paragraph was "omitted" in the Washington Post publication (I didn't even notice there was a gap in the numeration in the version I've been using - panix).

This is a better version: http://www.emf.net/~estephen/manifesto/unabetoc.html

Being a welfare leech myself, I can authoritatively say that the reason I am on welfare at my flowering age is because I "cannot or will not" adjust. Dropouts are a reality - it's no use omitting paragraphs to mask this fact.

In Japan they have hikimori - everywhere else we have dropouts. (hikimori means "those who withdraw").





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