The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own.
As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.
Most people in this society who aren't actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics.
I guess I think I'm writing for people who are smarter than I am, because then I'll be doing something that's worth their time. I'd be very afraid to write from a position where I consciously thought I was smarter than most of my readers.
I believe that courage is morally neutral. I can well imagine wicked people being brave and good people being timid or afraid. I don't consider it a moral virtue.
An erotic life is, for more and more people, that which can be captured on digital photographs and on video. And perhaps the torture is more attractive, as something to record, when it has a sexual component.