A house built on the soil of American constructions supports no ghosts or long inhabiting phantasms. The spirit welcomed by the dwelling of our forefathers resembled, as do many ghosts, humanly contours. Thus they found something already human there.
America, on the contrary, seems neither uplifted by good ghosts nor intimate with their apparel but pocked merely by dummies of life, empty, indifferent things, hollowed out from ancestral paths, Geistlessly.
The injection of the schizophrenicizing poison, the object-induced catatonia named by the dummies of life renders the American intrusion particularly painful. The object-character of technological dominion spreads itself over the earth ever more ruthlessly, quickly and completely, observes Heidegger.
The Telephone Book. Technology, Schizophrenia, Electronic Speech. Avital Ronell.