Brains are delicate things…
Ok, I’ve done a youtube about this,
and have got the beginnings of (yet another) wordpress site called “Escape from the Smugosphere“).
The Smugosphere is not a place you’ll find on a map. It’s a state of mind: it’s the place where deeds are done not so much because they might actually have a positive effect on the world but because they will raise the status or self-esteem of the person/group doing them.
Or keep the person/group ticking over. Sure, if the action succeeds in its stated goals (whatever they are), then even better, but success and failure are, in the smugosphere, bourgeois terms thrown around by people who don’t understand how Important it is to Take A Stand. Man.