For the past few years we're witnessing an accelerated advocacy of Russia as a last bastion of freedom, Tradition, "true Left", "true Right", sound business practices and even "tasty organic tomatoes" (Engdahl) - to mention but a few attributes of this noble nation. In this video we'll note how the fun ends when one realizes that these, and many more, attributes in fact contradict themselves.
Tagged: media manipulation
In this podcast we delve upon the emerging political archetype of center-fringe relationship, symbolized for many people by the figure of Donald Trump, the "anti-establishment" establishment man. Does a call for being anti-establishment necessarily mean the nudge to be pro-freedom? Or could it really be a veiled invitation to anti-social society?
The emerging zeitgeist seems to point into an ominous direction of the second option.
Symbols of public discourse in this world are bereft of content so their meanings can always be reversed into opposites. Those who are so naive, or vain, to see true faces in them are accepting the role in a theatre of shadows generated by media lanterna magica. It’s hard to blame them, because isn’t it the ultimate dream come true for every philistine, even if he wears a Che Guevarra T-shirt, to act out most grievous of moral dilemmas as shadowplay on the wall of the dimly lit living room?