Fake is not Real

And so the lust for authenticity is in most cases a lust for superiority, which, in this world should come as no big shock. What should come as a shock is the inability of our contemporary sham-meisters to see this as a desire for superiority, which at least the Pharisees of old acknowledged to be the whole point. With artificial grease in their hair, artificial rips in their jeans, artificial alternative bands on their iPhone, and their artificial pose to all their friends, they cannot see that they are everything but authentic.

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