Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Adorno/Han


Raymond Han, "Frieze" (2001)


“A newspaper obituary for a businessman once contained the words: ‘The breadth of his conscience vied with the kindness of his heart.’ The blunder committed by the bereaved in the elevated language reserved for such purposes, the inadvertent admission that the kindhearted deceased had lacked a conscience, expedites the funeral procession by the shortest route to the land of truth….The bourgeois…is tolerant. His love of people as they are stems from his hatred of what they might be.”
-Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia, #3 (1951)

2 comments:

Baraka said...

I read it as:

"the funeral procession is the shortest route to the land of truth"

Also, true.

Warmly,
B
www.rickshawdiaries.wordpress.com

irving said...

These girls should get together with the guys below. What a party!!!