[Marxism] Fwd: Roaming Charges: Big Boss Man

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Feb 10 08:30:31 MST 2017


Trump’s shock jock politics will soon wear off for the simple reason 
that Trump’s imagination is as shrink-wrapped as his vocabulary. His 
horrorshow is unsustainable. There are only a few notes that he can play 
comfortably and, after a year on the stage, he’s already played them to 
death. Trump has said that his political base is “the uneducated,” but 
the under-educated aren’t necessarily dumb and they don’t like being 
conned. As art historian Robert Hughes noted, shock only works as an 
aesthetic device as long as it remains new. Consult the careers of Wes 
Craven or Dick Cheney about the dwindling ticket sales for their 
fright-night routines, once the audiences began to see all of their old 
tricks coming in advance. After a while, even the most gullible refuse 
to suspend their disbelief.


full: http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/10/roaming-charges-big-boss-man/



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