|John Young on Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:01:58 +0200 (CEST)|
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Defeating an ideology takes another ideology that produces better weaponry. Historically speaking, the new winner is generally less aesthetically pleasing than the defeated one. Expect nostalgia for neoliberalism.
This is tremendously encouraging to armaments enthusiasts, historians, preservationists, archeologists, museologists, all curators of rosy iconic remembrance to rouge current slaughters, for example, the Internet of Things branded with timelessness and ubiquity (until ISIS arrives with dynamite Nobel). Veneration of the past, present and future sanitized of horror may well be the most beneficial outcome of the Internet, certainly its world washing freedom of information delirium erecting copied Parthenons of Openness of immigrant-enslaved Platonic democracy. Already ICYMI there are admirable efforts to preserve the birth of the Internet and archive all its heady loggings, spewings, siphonings, censorings, controllings -- archives even of this very alimentary dumpings are treasured, not to say the horrifying bowdlerizations of Wayback and Wikipedia, the voracious aggregating by thousands, millions, of bots and manifold layers of webs and swarms and purloins of social media, spies, clouds, International Consortia of Journalists conjoined with NGO, press and academia associations running their proprietarily privileged, minimization of disclosures, oligarchic wealth concentrating, tax avoiding, Mossack Fonsecas. The abysmal classical-revival architecture of centralized finance of big banks and big governments at all levels shamelessly exhibits aspirations to exploit the populace with faux little d democracy, backed by the biggest megadeath machines ever, totally unaccountable to the masses it ostensibly protects but in fact terrorizes as thoroughly as any regime coutured by ideological theology, say, those inseparable bedmates Engel's capitalism and Marx's marxism, more like Black Widow and tasty SO, iconized in the Lincoln Memorial neo-Greek pile and sheltering a gigantic white guy in whitest of marble axial to the greater neo-Roman guanoed anthill opposite. # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: http://mx.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: email@example.com # @nettime_bot tweets mail w/ sender unless #ANON is in Subject: