Wars support capitalism and they pump society full of fear, paranoia and greed. Happiness is always fleeting, but it’s monetized and bottled into a product or brand. Corporations replace governments and robots replace people. Temujin Doran is a British illustrator and filmmaker known for making video essays, like his love for language and illustration. Obey is his shared perception of the current state of the world. In the nearly hour long video dude goes all the way in, plows down into the center of mankind’s blackhole idea of an advanced civilization. People are monitored, and controlled to keep capitalism thriving. Conspiracies be damned.
We unite behind brands, behind celebrities, rather than behind nations. We have become more than nation states — we are corporation states.-Obey
The visuals used is all found footage online. With a white postcard frame, he plays with the footage pretty well, despite the “Debbie Downer” commentary on top of it. Don’t trip, you’re only taking the red pill. Doran’s video is based on The Death of the Liberal Class by cultural critic and author Chris Hedges.
Hedges gives an unflinching look at “the corporate state” and how its effected our daily lives: income inequality, environmental devastation and the weaponization of mainstream media for private interest.
“Inverted totalitarianism, unlike classical totalitarianism, does not revolve around a demagogue or charismatic leader. It finds expression in the anonymity of the Corporate State. It purports to cherish democracy, patriotism, and the Constitution while manipulating internal levers.” -Chris Hedges
via brain pickings
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