By the very means with which the right has crept back to power and influence in Europe and the United States it has changed the rules that govern ordinary, decent liberal democracy.
This is exactly the problem with this level of national hypocrisy; on the one hand there is the need to flatter the stars, even when those stars are the epitome of everything this neoliberal state both fears and loathes – giants like Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky, then on the other there is this cringe-worthy attempt to silence and stifle the replication of their big ideas.
Rebellion is a symptom of something else that’s going on. As spectacle it is working hard to replicate the icon of Irish revolutionary memory, and the poor dialogue is not without its genius. Few of the conversations in the programme are geared towards deepening the viewer's understanding of the persons involved, but it is retelling (or revising) the history.
Follow @UrFhasaidh Well you have my sympathy if you were forced to walk into work this morning. I suppose the consolation is that it is a beautiful day, and, sure, we could all do with losing a few pounds for the summer and saving a few Euros on the bus fare. My sympathies are also … Continue reading May Day 2015 Kicks Off with a Bus Strike