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Capitalist Dystopia Part 2——-A Voyage to the Dark Heart of Capitalism or what can Joseph Conrad tell us about commodity fetishism?

If you scoured the globe looking for a location to film a post-apocalyptic dystopia, you might on visual grounds alone choose Agbogbloshie, the toxic scrapyard in Ghana… 2,960 more words

Dystopia

The Revolution of Everyday Life

I watch you struggle to survive
Soaked in this pathetic sea of shames;
Work, work, work, Relax.
Repeat.
An asinine arsenal of anticipations
Thick sweat melted to the skin, 17 more words

Media is the opiate of the masses: Just another bitter Left-winger's critique of the 2015 General Election

Glotzkiste (German colloquial noun)- Television.
Derived from the verb glotzen- to stare or gawp, and the noun Kiste- box. Gawp-box. Goggle-box.

I discovered this wonderful word a few days ago in a discussion about colloquial language usage in the… 1,206 more words

Critical Theory

Notes on Society of the Spectacle: Chapter 6

Notes from chapters 1-3 can be found here.

Notes from chapter 4 can be found here.

Notes from chapter 5 can be found… 2,185 more words

Society

Fuck you Starbucks, I'll See You Tomorrow

So I don’t mind admitting when I’ve been even somewhat duped. Lucky for all of you: today is one of those days. Starbucks, you got me (and I’m not surprised in the least). 259 more words

Notes on Society of the Spectacle: Chapter 5

Notes from chapters 1-3 can be found here.

Notes from chapter 4 can be found here.

Chapter 5- Time and History

#125 Man is identical to time. 2,719 more words

Society

If it Makes You Happy, Why the Hell Are You so Sad?

Digressing from the realms of confessional art, my focus has landed on the causes our global epidemic, the symptomatic human condition. Where previously I laid blame on the design flaws of the human psyche, I have recently admitted that there may be other forces at work. 283 more words

Capitalism