spectacle

It's Crazy How Many Things Don't Exist, on Immediatism podcast

By request, Immediatism offers eleven new episodes continuing the theme of the Situationist International. Part of the project here is to make key concepts like "detournement" available to listeners who may be unfamiliar, hence the original texts from the Situationist International Anthology. Another goal was to offer a sample of the response gotten by the SI, and for this purpose (and because it was one of the texts requested by a listener!) Jean-Pierre Voyer's There Is No Society of the Spectacle was chosen from the book It's Crazy How Many Things Don't Exist.

The one spectacle that continues despite viruses and lockdowns

from https://lalime.noblogs.org/

Belgium: ‘The one spectacle that continues despite viruses and lockdowns’

While the cultural sector is still debating social distancing restrictions with whatever politician appears to be in charge, one venue keeps on hosting its spectacles in spite of everyone. So we are disgusted to announce to you the upcoming theatrical performance taking place on the 8th and 9th of October 2020 in the Palais de Justice in Brussels (that Moloch built on top of the proletarian Marolles and adored by many authoritarians for its oppressive bombast).

Life in “Mueller Time”

From Crimethinc

The Politics of Waiting and the Spectacle of Investigation

For almost two years now, faithful Democrats have waited for special counsel Robert Mueller to file his report about collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian attempts to interfere in the US election, not to mention Trump’s involvement in obstruction of justice. Whenever Trump’s activity provokes them or a subterranean rumbling within the Justice Department emboldens them, the faithful take to the streets and social media with hand-held cardboard signs and internet memes to proclaim that Mueller Time is close at hand. Yet even if the Mueller investigation concludes with Trump’s impeachment, the spectacle of the investigation has served to immobilize millions who have a stake in systemic social change, ensuring that what comes next in the United States will be politics as usual—not liberation.

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