HELP ENLIGHTEN YOUR FELLOWS. BE SURE TO PASS THIS ON. SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON IT.
This is such a pure specimen beautifully reflecting the state of neo-McCarthyism, neocolonialism, PR war machine, corporate duopoly, and rest of the major dynamics stemming from the crumbling empire desperately propping up the imperial hierarchy of money and violence.
It should be noted that since every single thing that the establishment accuses “others” of has been what they do to “others”, it is obvious that the bulk of tactics they’ve been utilizing against “enemy states” and to us is expressed in this valuable clip. Indeed, it is very common to come across one-line trolls with uncertain identities who would make disparaging remarks against socialism, communism, anything about Russia or China, or simply being divisive for the sake of being divisive. However, I must ask a question. Has anyone come across “Russian trolls” at all? I mean, am I a Russian troll? LOL. But it’s really not funny. You see, this is really an emotional stuff. It is designed to make us agitated, divided, confused and fearful. And the solution they provide is to vote in corporate politics.
Let’s be a bit more specific. This clip is a part of a Democratic Party project. It is a corporate funded project to demonize dissidents of all sorts as “Russian trolls”. Listen to the argument, according to what it says, for example, anyone who opposes wars, corporate crimes, racism, police violence, or anything else can be counted as “Russian Trolls”. Again, it makes us emotional. It divides us. It confuses us. And it makes us suspicious and fearful. It destabilizes us and it makes us fight among ourselves, while it makes us more susceptible to exploitation and subjugation by the framework of corporatism, colonialism and militarism, which is of course approved by the two corporate parties. The clip does exactly what “Russian trolls” do according to this Democratic Party funded clip itself.
It is also a rather blatant expression of nationalism in the name of “resisting enemy”. The demonization process of Russia is a part of colonial project to destabilize Russia in order to convert Russian economy and politics to be more friendly to exploitation and subjugation by the Western hegemony. And of course it sells huge amount of weapons and it funds military operations run by hundreds of military bases that surround Russia as well.
So, wow, the more the establishment tries, the more they incriminate themselves as their credibility and legitimacy get compromised, in need of more fascist tools to raise the level of fear and obedience. Imperialism is not for the people. Period.
About the Author
Hiroyuki Hamada is an artist. He has exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe and is represented by Bookstein Projects. He has been awarded various residencies including those at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Edward F. Albee Foundation/William Flanagan Memorial Creative Person’s Center, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the MacDowell Colony. In 1998 Hamada was the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant, and in 2009 and 2016 he was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. He lives and works in New York.
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