What are the implications, and I’m speaking most especially about American culture here, of a society that strives so aggressively to be “normal” in the midst of a cultural moment of acceleration wherein the value of life is so blatantly valueless?

Everyone’s fucked up. That’s nothing to be upset about. But how we manifest, or are unwittingly manipulated into acting upon, our fucked-up-edness, is a matter that does deserve scrutiny. And, in what seems increasingly counterintuitive of late, maybe even compassion.