Notes for "What Happened to Sharing Is Caring" (2): Red Pill vs. Cheese Pizza

 

Notes for "What Happened to Sharing Is Caring" (1): In the Eye of the Shitstorm

 

Lügenpresse

Im SPIEGEL gibt es gerade eine lange Werbestrecke für den "Star der 'Identitären Bewegung'", eine Männerphantasie vom "Postergirl der neuen Rechten", mit schicken Schwarzweissfotos von neo-noir bis nouvelle nazi-vague.  Read more…

 

There Will Be No Midterm Elections

What makes the current situation so disastrous is not just the disaster itself, but the neverending parade of disasters that obscure it.  Read more…

 

1. Mai: Tag der Polizei

Nach 30 Jahren Revolution am 1. Mai steht im kommenden Jahr gleich das nächste Jubiläum bevor: 15 Jahre MyFest. Da wird es viel zu feiern geben, denn von den zahlreichen Aufstandsbekämpfungsmaßnahmen, die seit den 80er Jahren im Stadtlabor Kreuzberg getestet worden sind, bleibt das MyFest die erfolgreichste, weil perfideste.  Read more…

 

The Meaning of Macron

When I was reading your conversation, I couldn't help but in my mind begin to substitute the political parties with football clubs, and their managers for the candidates. Is Real still alive, now that Barca has taken a beating? Did we all underestimate Juventus? Will Chelsea trash Arsenal? Are we going to remember Guardiola as one of the greatest managers in history? Is the false nine on the verge of disappearing? And how will Bayern fare with Ancelotti?  Read more…

 

Ein Deutscher ist ein Mensch, der alles wörtlich nimmt

Or, for those who don't understand their language: "A German is a person who takes everything literally." Even Adorno's famous dictum — "A German is a person who cannot tell a lie without believing in it" — is nothing more than a corollary.  Read more…

 

Kellyanne's World

 

The Spectacle is not a collection of images, but a social relation between people, mediated by the New York Times

A beautiful series of rumors, misunderstandings, falsehoods and lies: beginning with the popular thesis that The Society of the Spectacle "helped shape France's student protests and disruptions of 1968", a revolution of bookworms who knew to never judge "a thin book" by its "plain white cover", but always by the first paragraph of its first chapter, which, just like the famous intro of The Communist Manifesto that the author quotes alongside, provided much-needed "political praxis couched in high drama";  Read more…

 

February 14: Episode 7

If U.S. politics was a bad TV series (and it is), then today feels like Episode 7, out of 12.  Read more…