by O Society June 24, 2019
Instead, politics is devolved into WWF Wrassling complete with heel vs. face storylines, which helps keep the average person from even having a name such as “neoliberalism” to label this ideology, much less understand it.
George Monbiot has a good take on neoliberalism:
People here tend to call it “trickle down economics,” though this term excludes the pervasive nature of neoliberalism, which recasts the very language we use for everything in our daily lives in marketing terms as commodities.
I ceased being a “human being” sometime around Reagan’s tenure in the ’80s. Now we are all “consumers.” This is our function. Human resources to be used. Uncle Ronnie’s supply side economics produces all the stuff and our meaning in life simply is to “consume” Uncle Ronnie’s jellybeans. Have one…
Currently, our president isn’t a person, he’s a “brand.” And when he makes $600,000 for giving a speech, we don’t call it “graft” or “corruption” the way a sane society would do. Instead, we congratulate him on his victory, which is selling us all out. That’s right. “All” as in black and white Americans. All of us. Sold out to bribery we’ve let be legalized.
And he’s selling a religion so pervasive, American people have no idea we’re even part of the cult because we think everyone IS in the cult; therefore, there is no cult, because there is no minority of non-believers. There is only everyone worshiping Mammon.
In America, there is no “economics” separate from “religion” separate from “politics” separate from “entertainment” because it all runs together into politainment and all is in service of Mammon. And the best part is nobody even knows his name!
Yes, Nietzsche was correct with the “God is dead. We have killed Him” bit as actual Jesus and the Sermon on the Mount – the “Christ” part of Christianity – is now replaced with American flags and dollar bills. These symbols of “freedom” are now more important than actual freedom itself is, as Mammon usurped actual God, as neoliberalism usurped economics, and human commodity our sense of self too.
But hey, you know, let’s ignore the real problem and play the white nationalists’ game of identity politics forever! Shall we?