Another incredible post by Mr.Mary.
The Drug of Entertainment
“Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence
generally stays cosily tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty
of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time,
death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.”
― Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories
One of the ramification of the advent of capitalism was that the public sphere instead of being the place for critical decussion of the world’s events and the issues of the day as it was in the 18th century after the a mixture of things like The French Revolution, Napoleanic Wars, etc, dethroned the entrenched representative form of government and its means of control, got co-opted as a place to sell product and the basis for the mass consumption.
Mass consumption in many ways enforces a reality that keeps us blind to the hidden sentence that stays tucked away behind…
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