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To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution

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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Prolefeed

....Klaus von Bulow Baby Jessica Joey Buttafuoco Menendez brothers British au pair Tonya Harding Lorena Bobbitt O.J. Simpson JonBenet Ramsey Susan Smith Survivor Chandra Levy Robert Blake Kelly Clarkson Elizabeth Smart Laci Peterson Kelly Lynch Terri Schiavo Runaway Bride Michael Jackson Natalee Holloway Brennan Hawkins....

3 Comments:

Blogger tros said...

But how do you call someone a prole to their face?

"You know, from that book you didn't read. No, it's not a main character. They're the people who aren't in the book. The ones that don't matter because they're too stupid."

June 30, 2005 6:42 PM  
Blogger freeman said...

The unfortunate personal tragedies aside, your point is well taken. The amount of media coverage that such stories recieve as opposed to issues of real importance is mind boggling. For many people, such stories comprise most, if not all, of their news/current events intake.

I have unfortunately been exposed to a large dose of Fox News lately since I'm taking care of my mom and it's the only thing she watches during the day. It seemed like a large majority of their coverage dealt with various instances of prolefeed, with occasional affectionate nods to Caesar thrown in.

June 30, 2005 6:44 PM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

tros,

It was actually just an allusion to the "Prolefeed" department of the Ministry of Truth, that manufactured dumbed-down mass entertainment culture. Not necessarily a comment on the people distracted by it.

freeman,

Fox is the worst. It's still nonstop Natalee Holloway coverage. I hope things are going well for your mother.

June 30, 2005 7:47 PM  

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