Bas Grasmayer
Bas Grasmayerhas quoted5 years ago
Politicians in Europe are more afraid of financial markets than of their own people.
thebookishome
thebookishomehas quoted2 years ago
Jokes are an active, living and mobile form of disobedience
Bas Grasmayer
Bas Grasmayerhas quoted5 years ago
a state of permanent crisis, either looming or actual, is normalized. Capitalism is then established as “the only viable political and economic system” to the extent that “it is now impossible even to imagine a coherent alternative to it.”
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted2 months ago
Jokes are a continuation of politics by other memes.
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted2 months ago
The troika already has the power of the sword—that is, the police and military protecting the buildings where politicians and the delegates gather to take all the decisions which no one wants.
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted2 months ago
common sense-making
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted2 months ago
Such subliminal advertisements harboured a secret dialogue between their official content and suppressed, hidden content, but not as an expression of worker solidarity - the goal was to sell more products
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted2 months ago
Condescending Wonka”, Quickmeme
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted2 months ago
A governing class of bankers is extremely keen on being seen as simply those who know best—the smartest guys in the room, to quote the title of a documentary about Enron.
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted2 months ago
Mark Fisher, "Reality Management: Hack-gate, Hari, Milibot and the Cyber War," Open Democracy, July 8, 2011, http://www.opendemocr
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted2 months ago
Ed Miliband These Strikes Are Wrong
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted2 months ago
An example is the portrait of the Boromir character from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, captioned with a sentence starting with “One does not simply...” In the original film, the actor Sean Bean says: “One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its black gates are guarded by more than just orks.
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted2 months ago
One does not simply log out of a friend’s Facebook without making him gay.
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted2 months ago
Precisely because the system is made and maintained by technocratic control freaks, it is easily disrupted
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted3 months ago
When financial trader Alessio Rastani, in a BBC interview, famously asserted that “governments don’t run the world, Goldman Sachs does” it left the presenters in a real state of shock.
Svyatoslav Yushin
Svyatoslav Yushinhas quoted6 months ago
Twitter distracts me. The Eurozone troika has just bailed out Cyprus. The Cyprus austerity package, as announced by Dutch “social democrat” Jeroen Dijsselbloem, includes a seizure of up to 10% of the money in all Cypriot savings accounts—whether you are a Russian oligarch or a small-time pensioner, the troika shows no mercy. Obviously, a bank run has already started, and there is panic among the Cypriots. The troika refuses to guarantee that a similar measure—already compared to “theft”– will not be implemented in other Eurozone countries. As Forbes writer Karl Whelan dryly comments: “Over the longer-term, I doubt if financial stability in the euro area (and the continued existence of the euro) is compatible with a policy framework that doesn’t protect the savings of ordinary depositors.”73 Even The Economist calls the move “unfair, short-sighted and self-defeating.”
Svyatoslav Yushin
Svyatoslav Yushinhas quoted6 months ago
The troika includes the International Monetary Fund (IMF), whose former chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, stood accused of sexually assaulting a cleaning lady in a New York hotel, and allegedly co-organised and participated in sex orgies which make Berlusconi’s bunga bunga parties pale into insignificance.
Svyatoslav Yushin
Svyatoslav Yushinhas quoted6 months ago
We Are The 99 Percent, Tumblr, http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/
Svyatoslav Yushin
Svyatoslav Yushinhas quoted6 months ago
What the new memetic frontline does not need, however, is a single logo, designed by some centrally appointed actor. Such was the 2011 New York Times ideas competition for a logo for Occupy Wall Street, initiated by designer Seymour Chwast under the erroneous title “Every Movement Needs A Logo.” Some of the firms invited by Chwast were themselves designers for the Wall Street financial elite, attesting to the crippling hypocrisy of a discipline which has outsourced its ethical faculties to Icograda congresses and world peace posters printed in an edition of one.65 In a recent interview, one of the invited firms, Chermayeff & Geismar—who designed Chase Manhattan’s corporate identity—declared that it is none of their business to evaluate the ethics of their clients’ practices: “We do not feel responsible for the character of those we work for.”66 It was Chwast’s own Push Pin Studios that in the 1970s designed the I HEART NY logo. This trademark has become historically linked to a “total reorientation of the city toward real estate, insurance, and finance.”67 Chwast is thus, in a typical twist of graphic design fate, intimately connected to the very roots of the problems he tries to alleviate by commissioning Occupy logos from real estate-owning Manhattan design celebrities. Inadvertently, Chwast demonstrated design’s completely failed entitlement to represent anything other than itself. With a simple “I can has,” any cute kitten would refute the campaign.
Svyatoslav Yushin
Svyatoslav Yushinhas quoted6 months ago
“Lulz” are useful when a political opponent is deemed unworthy to negotiate with or is loathed deeply. The Cairo-based journalist Lina Attalah says that in Egypt, jokes have become “bolder” since the fall of Mubarak. They are not an act of desperation, but of nonchalance—such as dancing the Harlem Shake, itself a meme, in front of the presidential headquarters.63 The discourse of the State, Attalah explains, is fixated on the state-citizen binary. The people are completely outside of that scope. Primarily, jokes are a means to share such political insights without “analysis” being made or “opinion” being formed. “Jokes,” says Attalah, “are faster than anything else.”
fb2epub
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)