Daily Archives: November 26, 2021

The Frankfurt School: From a Failed Revolution to Critical Theory…

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Date: November 26, 2021

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“The Frankfurt School get mentioned a lot on this website. Alongside being celebrated for their contributions to philosophy, sociology and political science, however, Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse and the various other scholars who worked at what was (and is) officially known as the Institute for Social Research, are the target of a lot of vitriol.

Commentators on the political right including Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro will often invoke the Frankfurt School as a group of intellectual bogey men and the progenitors of political correctness, cultural marxism, postmodernism or whatever else they seek to porn scorn on that day.

In today’s episode of What the Theory?, I seek to provide some insight into what the Frankfurt School actually was (and is). Beginning with the perceived failure of the German Revolution, I track the history of the Frankfurt School through formation, exile in the United States during the Second World War and up to the student revolts of May 1968.

Alongside this institutional history, I also provide some insight into the work of the Frankfurt School, introducing ideas such as critical theory and the culture industry as well as touching on seminal texts such as Dialectic of Enlightenment, The Authoritarian Personality, One-Dimensional Man and more.”

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BEING HUMAN ARCHIVE

Disney and its Streaming Competitors are in PANIC Mode!…


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Date: November 26, 2021

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“Disney’s Hulu and other streaming services are offering DEEP discounts on Black Friday. Subscriber growth is slowing down for most streamers, and they’re practically giving these services away to get more people to sign up. Eventually they’re going to run out of new subs and will actually have to offer good CONTENT to keep eyeballs.”

Yes…there are to many streaming services.

I simply bought a Roku, and subscribe to the free streaming services [with commercials]. It works surprisingly well…I have no extra bills…and tons of stuff to watch.

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Game Over for Activision Blizzard?…

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Date: November 26, 2021

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“Activision Blizzard is toast. Maybe. There are calls from employees and the media to oust CEO Bobby Kotick because he allegedly knew about the ‘culture’ at the company and did nothing.. Their stock is plummeting. Employees are walking out. And former co-lead Jen Oneal claims that she wasn’t paid as much as her male counterpart, and that’s why she left. All of this paints a VERY grim outlook for this company long-term. Activision gets bought out when?”

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RANT VIDEO: YOUNG PEOPLE ARE SCREWED…

Date: November 26, 2021

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If we want dignified sustainability, and for our civilization not to collapse…we will need a bare minimum of universal price caps, universal basic income [in line with those price caps], universal health services, universal feeding services, universal clothing, hygiene and shelter…and access to transportation.

If the base economy wont provide even so much as the stable opportunity to attain the basics for sustainability…then we flatly have no civilization…and it’s nothing but a “dog eat dog” free for all.

This is why my views have changed so radically over the years, regarding social structure and the economy…They’ve been decimating the “have nots” for decades…and there appears to be no end in sight, if they have their way about it.

Eventually…there’s just going to be no place for people like us to go…Being born poor and living poor, will be some kind of societal “crime”…for which you will perpetually be punished and ostrasized.

…They’ll have us living out in the elements, like non human animals…and for what?…the “joy” in the cruelty of it all?…the power trip, in lording over other humans and making them suffer?…

Things have never needed to be how they currently are…and the way they are, is insanely stupid.

We’re all expected to live chasing after greed and excess…when anyone can see, wealth will be denied to the overwhelming majority of the masses…Hell…even just basic, dignified life is being denied to the overwhelming majority of the masses.

…Who benefits in all of this?…Who “wins”?…and what the fuck is this supposed “winning”?

When all is said and done…the people who “won” by consolidating the national wealth, will only be seen as monsters who ravaged the masses.

Without the masses there to purchase products and services…there is no larger economy…and poor people don’t buy a lot of products and services…The wealthy and their businesses will collapse, when there is no longer a market there to support them.

There is no sense in allowing things to be this way…It’s all a suicide path.

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