Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Re reading Geza Roheim

As I have despaired over the political culture, the business culture, the artistic culture we find ourselves wallowing in, I looked back to Roheim for insight. For him, there is a root cause for the difficult, near impossible task of making civilizations:

"Civilization originates in delayed infancy and its function is security. It is a huge network of more or less successful attempts to protect mankind against the danger of object-loss, the colossal efforts made by a baby who is afraid of being left alone in the dark."


  1. Same is true of corporations: white collar workers sucking the mother teat. It leads to exactly what has happened, a total focus on personal compensation that skews honest long term growth and risk analysis in favor of short term sucking. "Bring Money" is the cry of civilization, corporately and culturally.

  2. Roheim, Imi. Name, Age, State. Ivar H Roheim, ID ... (ex. 555-555-5555). Imi Roheim at Find information on Imi Roheim instantly.



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