Are you good at mimesis?
Mimesis just might send you to the dictionary. Fortunately, dictionaries are online now, so when something you are reading online leaves you pondering the meaning of a word, you no longer have to trundle off to your bookshelf, blow the accretion layer of dust off a heavy, lexiconic tome, and thumb carefully through its many pages to discern the unfamiliar word’s meaning, do you? So when I hit mimesis while reading USA Today‘s article on the most looked up words of 2012, isn’t it natural that I went straight to the article’s source?
But to live up to my reputation for embedding a Fluther full of questions in the details for my main question (By the way, who was it that said I did that?), what do you think capitalism and socialism sharing top honors this past year? Will Americans, having actually looked up the words, finally learn that politicians bemoaning the USA’s becoming a socialist state, or claiming this or that opposition leader is making the USA over in the socialist mold, are talking malarkey? Don’t they know that the reality is corporate profits in the USA are at an all time high? Don’t they know that the worlds largest and second largest stock exchanges are both in New York City? The USA is hardly the nation Marx or Engels would admiringly point to as proof of their theories, is it?
Will you free to choose any question or questions in this run-on series of rambling thoughts? Or does this stream of consciousness suggest an as-yet unasked question to you? If yes, do you feel free to answer that question and leave the main one above untouched?