Heimlich A. Loki

I recently saw a brilliant slogan on a t-shirt. It read “sure it works in practice, but does it work in theory?” What a wonderful inversion! It made me laugh. And think. And that’s a dangerous thing.
Pragmatism has become the iron-clad law of this age. Anything can be justified if it is done as an appeal to practicality. The most artless, destructive, useless activities can be passed off as strictly necessary. The most idiotic, contemptuous, miserly, and shallow behaviour in corporations and institutions can be justified to infinity through an appeal to practicality.

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1 Response to Heimlich A. Loki

  1. shinichi says:

    But Does it Work in Theory?

    by Heimlich A. Loki

    Elhaz Ablaze

    http://www.elhazablaze.com/2011/03/but-does-it-work-in-theory/

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