the short “summer” of consumerism ( agenda19892010, the best of )

  • In the so called Advanced Industrial Society, mainly in the second post-war in western countries, happened that with the affluent society the consumerism became a a way of life. But the meaning was propaganda. This outdated car now out of the garage whom I took a picture is the message that the glorious days of consumerism were defintely over. It was 2006. The crisis was ongoing and the photograph was a subjective point of view about something vintage choise by the man driving this car.
  • Do I have to apologize with myself. Sometime the “eye” of the camera is really a point of view about the Economics. I remember the old movies by Jean-Luc Godard about the Eastern Countries, the video clips of a poor Economics opposite to the Western welfare. Socialism beaten by Capitalism was the message. But what happens today? I see old cars and bicycles, supermarket unadorned aisles, lack of medical care. It the Capitalism a sort of Socialism.
  • Of course it is true but with a little difference, Capitalism as winner over the Socialism shows the dark side of Humanity, the hate against the poverty of the Others. The ferocity of Evolutionism and Biopolitics bypasses the Idealism and people is in worst condition because Economics is still a value of exchange in both Socialism and Capitalism. But (and it is a big but) people in Capitalism considers each other as enemies hence it brings a lot of worthless pains , a lot of psycological pain un-necessary.

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Sunday January 15 2017


 

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