Monday, October 19, 2020

Ryan Cooper linked to Duncan Black three times yesterday. and today to this.

"The Romance of American Clintonism" at Hamasmag 
The politically complacent ’90s produced a surprisingly large number of mainstream American rom-coms about fighting the Man. You’ve Got Mail gave us a new fantasy, fully neoliberalized: What if the Man is Mr Right?
Why wouldn't a famously successful Hollywood movie represent the mainstream of its time?
But this fits the logic of people who associate radicalism with George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry
Yesterday Cooper played Tipper Gore: "Rap Music is obliterating most of the Anglophone world just about single-handedly".

The Guardian
A huge reason that our politics is not so extremely polarised and so far out there is because we no longer have Murdoch-owned press in New Zealand, and it’s never taken a foothold,” 
Nwanevu thinks the Constitution is responsible. Cooper approves Nwanevu:"very good". Nwanevu approves Jurecic and Hennessy, so therefore Wittes and Goldsmith

Murdoch gave us both Fox News and The Simpsons, "right-wing news and left-wing entertainment". Google it.  Fox led the way with black TV. The Bernie Mac Show, Roc, In Living Color, Living Single. 

Americans hate politics. High and low are just varieties of anti-politics. Cooper's liberalism and Nwanevu's, continuing Santayana's Genteel Tradition: drifting to the left without being able to recognize that it's nothing but drift.

"It is beyond debate that we are their moral superiors" Tell that to the Cambodians. 

YA literature for adults is fiction for readers of Mill. Art for philosophers is moralism. Everything here is a repeat, except for the documentation.

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