Mono Chrome Dystopia, The Many Not the Few, The Internet Fades to Grey

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1 Year on, Might rewatch Hypernormalisation today, Bitter Lake is I think a better film, as is the Trap, but Hyper Normalisation really sums up the past year and the Alice in Wonderland quality of this topsy-turvy political landscape.
Do you remember the Film the Wizard of Oz, starts out in Black and White and then Fades into Colour. The Past year I swear that The Fade is going the other way all the colour is draining out of life and Black and White a sort of MonoChrome Dystopia has taken over.

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“Fade To Grey”

Devenir gris
Devenir gris

One man on a lonely platform
One case sitting by his side
Two eyes staring cold and silent
Show fear as he turns to hide

We fade to grey (fade to grey)
We fade to grey (fade to grey)

Un homme dans une gare désolée
Une valise à ses cotés
Des yeux fixes et froids
Montrent de la peur lorsqu’il
Se tourne pour se cacher

We fade to grey (fade to grey)
We fade to grey (fade to grey)

Sens la pluie comme un été anglais
Entends les notes d’une chanson lointaine
Sortant de derrière un poster
Espérant que la vie ne fut aussi longue

We fade to grey (fade to grey)
We fade to grey (fade to grey)

Feel the rain like an English summer
Hear the notes from a distant song
Stepping out from a backdrop poster
Wishing life wouldn’t be so long

Devenir gris

We fade to grey (fade to grey)
We fade to grey (fade to grey)
We fade to grey (fade to grey)
Devenir gris

Adam Curtis’s new film Hypernormalisation takes its starting point at 1975, with the New York Bond issue and Austerity imposed by the Wall Street Bankers on that City, this contrasted with Assad in Syria and his perceived betrayal by Henry Kissinger and US foreign policy in the Middle East. This Interview with Foucault contrasts well with and provides an alternative starting point for Adam Curtis´s argument that Self referential infotainment is fed on line to pacify the egotistical narcissistic angst of the Bourgeoisie. The starting point at 1968 perhaps gives the lie that all protest and resistance is futile and neutered. http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/…/bourgeois-re… Curtis’s Film is limited by its isolation of the limited historicity of its time reference, This interview and also Curtis’s other films, Century of Self The Mayfair Set and Bitter Lake are essential viewing to give the necessary historical context to Curtis´s latest work.
My short critique of Hyper Normalisation.
I found it all rather bourgeoise. Not one of his better efforts. The chattering classes will be outraged and enchanted by it in equal measure an ironic reflection of Curtis’s central point that Media content presented through Googles algorithms tailors content to a viewers predelictictions. The Bourgoise bit is Curtis´s condescension that the power of the powerful is all encompassing and all fall before it realising their impotence. Worth watching although with highly sceptical and critical alerts fully operational. The antidote is of course discussion and seeking alternative viewpoints. Curtis’s genius may be that, he provokes thought in many of us who have perhaps forgotten how that feels.
http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/…/bourgeois-re…
heres a link for a download for those who do not have i player or cannot access it for any reason.
http://coretorrents.com/BBC-Adam-Curtis-HyperNormalisation-…
Transmission or U Torrent are good torrent clients for those who do not use torrents.

 

 

This until now rarely seen 15-minute footage is of an interview that was conducted by the Dutch philosopher Fons Elders in preparation for the debate between…
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“The challenges of the next Labour government will be legion, but there are none greater than the need to revolutionize our country’s democracy. I’m encouraged by Labour’s ideas on new forms of ownership and workplace democracy, but this must extend to a transformation of the process for electing government and enacting policy, or we risk any gains we make being undone later.
If Corbyn’s revolution is to be a permanent one, then this is a battle Labour must be ready to fight.”

 

Older heads than mine may be able to remember a more shambolic and inept government than that of Theresa May. I can’t. However, if that were the only…
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Roger Lewis Any Revolution that is “Jeremy Corbyn’s revolution”will be short lived.
It’s the Many, not the few and certainly not an Individual.
Any party of government is only as good as the administration supporting the Government that is not just Cabinet, Parliame
nt or Political Parties it actually is only democratic when the flow of Subsidiarity is from the people to the bodies formed to implement the political will of the people.
The present Democratic model is one of Competing elites. Calling the present discontent with Neo Liberal-Tory Rule as opposed to Neo-Liberal New Labour Rule Corbyn’s revolution misses the point that popular engagement and real democratic discourse will see parliament responding to Local government requirements and the wishes and needs of local communities this will be a revolution of public consciousness and as such by definition will not be party political or ideological .
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