K-Punk

Now that the USA is –as of yesterday –governed  by a cretinous individual, who represents huge parts of the financial and military US establishment ( incl. some  unsavoury people a la the new education secretary, whose wealth is based on the pyramid selling company “Amway”, others belong to the ever so respectable hedge fund community and  Wall Street banks ) , now that a partially  dumbed down electorate has spoken ( in case one has reservations about that latter statement: 60% of Greater Cleveland’s population are functionally illiterate ), it seems appropriate to remember some intelligent voices in this ocean of stupidity. So I would like to remind of the eminent  Mark Fisher, who died a week ago. He was a British writer and cultural theorist based in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. He initially achieved acclaim for his blogging as k-punk in the early 21st century, and was known for his writing on radical politics, music, and popular culture. Here is an article from his  famous k-punk blog that summarises his way of argument. Most highly recommended.

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