So much of what passes for culture these days is just appropriating and minimally “mashing up” other works (overlaying a quote on a picture, for instance) instead of producing meaning on our own. I’m pretty guilty of this myself- I’ve done a pretty miserable job of doing anything original with
 Shallow culture or different degrees of engagement? And yeah, I realise I’m mashing.

A New Look at the Left Wing: Producing Meaning