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Megathread on Girard and his ideas. With this, hopefully I'm ready to inhabit a new idea cloud.
2/ Before you proceed, some criticisms that you should be aware of.

5/ Excellent summary thread for those looking for an intro.

7/ Application of mimetic desire and violence to startups. Founder as victim, founder as God.

8/ Thread on social networks and how technology has exacerbated us vying for attention. The object of desire in the attention economy is ofc "attention".

9/ "Social media is shaping a new global beauty aesthetic, and we've never looked more alike"

10/ Modern individualism is marked by a rejection of this imitation. Specifically references fashion and advertising as prime examples of intense mimetisim lurking behind our mask of individualism.

11/ Are we capable of belonging to very large tribes?

12/ The limits on mimesis have essentially disappeared owing to connected world. The modern world in turn has seen a surge in competition, envy and rivalry.

13/ Facebook now represents the sins of big tech.

14/ Politics is abound with real world examples of the scapegoat mechanism.

15/ Mimesis has utility for the collective.

16/ “For Girard, to wield power is to control the mechanisms by which the mimetic violence that threatens the social order is contained, channeled or expelled.”

17/ If you're interested in Girard, you might be interested in Peter Thiel's ideas.

18/ Peter Thiel and his peculiar behavior.

20/ "Conflicting desires are the root of all internal friction" and the Buddhist maxim "desire is the root of all suffering"

21/ Notes/excerpts from A Theatre of Envy

Just follow @JordanTSack. Worth it.

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