"Bourgeois ideology is an ideology which refuses to allow itself to be identified as an ideology by presenting itself as neutral, impartial, universal, objective and value-free."

- Roland Barthes, Criticism and Truth (via roboclaws)

"The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition … always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning."

- Roland Barthes,The Pleasure of the Text (via man-of-prose)