Saturday, June 20, 2015

Politics of exclusion.

[Aldous] Huxley thought this [social control and the propagation of ignorance] might take place through drugs and genetic engineering, but the real drugs and social planning of late modernity lies in the presence of an entertainment and public pedagogy industry that trades in pleasure and idiocy, most evident in the merging of neoliberalism, celebrity culture, and the control of commanding cultural apparatuses extending from Hollywood movies and video games to mainstream television, news, and the social media.[1]
Like all leftists, it seems, the author of this quote, Mr. Giroux, can actually make insightful observations but then he comes up with what he calls "the politics of exclusion." This is actually being practiced with "Big Brother" now patrolling public spaces to spot "the people who do not fit in" and "departing" them or just "never allowing them to come anywhere near." Near, that is, to the home countries of Western people.

Now, to test this proposition, consider the daily litany of stories that demonstrate Western governments are weak, servile, and pathetic in the face of the third-world invasion of the West:

From this glimpse of the reality of modern Western life -- and 20 years of other such stories -- Mr. Giroux thinks he has discovered "the politics of exclusion."

What planet do these people live on?

[1] "Orwell, Huxley and America’s Plunge into Authoritarianism." By Henry A. Giroux 6/19-21/15.

1 comment:

Joseph said...

We cannot trust the government and therefore need more of it?