Culture, Politics

This Wasn’t Biden’s Best Moment

Something quite disturbing is happening on the world stage. A truly grotesque spectacle is unveiling itself. One by one, all of the world actors are being replaced with literal actors and jesters. The line between the fictive and factual is vanishing. The stage is an ontological abyss creeping towards the audience, in this theater of cruelty, wherein the spectator becomes an unwilling participant in his own theatrical experience…

Most public facing surfaces of academia will readily allow that “all theater is political”, but they will rarely cross the etiology and say that “all politics is theatrical.” Even though the concept of politically constructed reality has been prosecuted in the terms of a puppet theatre since at least the time of Plato, it seems that to draw out any inferences is strictly forbidden, except in very specific terms. Read more…

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