Guy Debord – Society of the Spectacle; #3

24 08 2010

The spectacle appears simultaneously as society itself, as a part of society, and as a means of unification. As a part of society, it is ostensibly the focal point of all vision and consciousness. But due to the very fact that this sector is separate, it is in reality the domain of delusion and false consciousness. The unification it achieves is nothing but an official language of universal separation.

Society of the spectacle – Guy Debord; new translation by Ken Knabb