“Laughing the Blues Away”

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A news story advises us that the Chinese government will hold a laughing contest in Hong Kong to help people deal with depression. Another bold, new program by the state to address human problems. That personal depression might be brought about by a system that dehumanizes people into a common pulp – void of any individuality and autonomy – will not figure into statist calculations, however. This competition could become quite energized by a general awareness of its innate absurdity.

12:52 pm on June 7, 2005