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August 18, 2006

We Don’t Have Popular Culture Anymore

“We don’t really have popular culture anymore, so much as a fragmented market crowded with expertly segmented, mutually hostile opposing camps of various forms of unpopular culture.” Mark Steyn [tags] Popular Culture, Culture [/tags]

“We don’t really have popular culture anymore, so much as a fragmented market crowded with expertly segmented, mutually hostile opposing camps of various forms of unpopular culture.”
Mark Steyn

[tags] Popular Culture, Culture [/tags]

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John 16 years ago

What a hoot.
Steyn is in effect an arch apologist for the adolescent anti-culture of competitive individualism (better known as capitalism) that has brought the entire world to the brink of both cultural & ecological meltdown. All in the name of “freedom”.
So too are his sponsors the IPA and the CIS.
Capitalism has through its propaganda arm the advertising industry, turned the traditional 7 deadly sins into the 7 cardinal virtues.
Its “success” and continued “success” depends on the endless expansion of this process whereby ALL the great cultural achievements of humankind are banalised and turned into consumer products or advertising jingles. We are literally consuming ourselves to death.
The word consume, as in consumer “culture”, means to destroy.

This website gives a very sober assessment as to where this consumer/destroyer anti-“culture has brought us.
1. http://www.coteda.com/fundamentals/index.html
Also Freedom IS The Only Law at:
2. http://www.dabase.net/freedom.htm

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