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"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation."

Hello Marxists et al; I'm very excited. Our paper (I'm Kirkland) on Xenoanthropology and Star Trek Discovery is up at The Geek Anthropologist! I hope you will check it out, and please, retweet if you can! I would love to actually get people to see it.

"If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism, we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism."

--Vladimir Lenin, "Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism" (1917)

"Pseudo-cyclical time is a time transformed by industry. The time which has its basis in the production of commodities is itself a consumable commodity which includes everything that previously (during the phase of dissolution of the old unitary society) was differentiated into private life, economic life, political life. All the consumable time of modern society comes to be treated as a raw material for varied new products which impose themselves on the market as uses of socially organized time. 'A product which already exists in a form which makes it suitable for consumption can nevertheless in its turn become a raw material for another product' (Capital)"

--Guy Debord, "Society of the Spectacle," Thesis 151


Adrienne Leigh has a truly excellent and very important run down on the SEVERE AND PERVASIVE PRIVACY ISSUES ON THIS SERVICE. i'm not taking about OPSEC, I'm talking about BASIC PRIVACY SAFETY AND IMPERSONATION ISSUES.


"The spectacle, like modern society, is at once unified and divided. Like society, it builds its unity on the disjunction. But the contradiction, when it emerges in the spectacle, is in turn contradicted by a reversal of its meaning, so that the demonstrated division is unitary, while the demonstrated unity is divided."

--Guy Debord, "Society of the Spectacle," Thesis 54

If you feel like it my friends, please boost this to help me collect answers:

I want to start making video memes on here. Is there a similarly non-evil youtube replacement or do folks mostly cope on youtube for now until a workable alternative gets built?

If you boosted my shit or engaged in the replies, I followed you. That's how I'm gonna play it.

“In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show.”

--Timothy Leary

"At the moment of economic abundance, the concentrated result of social labor becomes visible and subjugates all reality to appearance, which is now its product. Capital is no longer the invisible center which directs the mode of production: its accumulation spreads it all the way to the periphery in the form of tangible objects. The entire expanse of society is its portrait."

--Guy Debord, "The Society of the Spectacle," Thesis 50

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"In the inverted reality of the spectacle, use value (which was implicitly contained in exchange value) must now be explicitly proclaimed precisely because its factual reality is eroded by the overdeveloped commodity economy and because counterfeit life requires a pseudo-justification."

--Guy Debord, "The Society of the Spectacle," Thesis 48

on this website you say when you're going to sleep and you say when you wake up, so you can get kisses from your comrades. it's the rules

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