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Dismantle the Superstructure

I’ve always hated being told that I’m wasting my time by watching tv or movies because they’re just another art form. I have learned just as much from this medium, than I have from books.

What I do agree with, however, is that these 2 art forms can be misused to seduce you into inactivity. They limit what we perceive to be “normal” in our society. Condition us to see life for whatever industries are selling at the time.

The beauty of our times is that due to the internet no one can control the channels of information. You and I can watch entirely different things even if we were to live in the same room.

The power is now in the hands of the viewer.

You are full

Education should be a vehicle for improvement, social upward mobility and shit.
But to many of us school is actually oppressive. This is a heart-breaking realization.
What the fuck?! W T F school.

Escaping this trap is actually one of the most necessary steps of the revolutionary’s mind today.

This is a video I meant to do like a year ago. Seriously, I opened my journal from back then, and at the back was a list of ideas I had for videos. Thank you, year ago me.

Also thank you to the great teacher that put this enlightening text in front of my eyes.

Inspired by this text: Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
You can read it here: https://libcom.org/files/FreirePedagogyoftheOppressed.pdf

Of all commercials, fashion ads are the only ones you actually like to look at.

Global fashion brand Gap has a fall ad campaign called “Dress Normal”.

I can only assume we all look to Gap the way Lady Gaga looked to us in 2009.

Is it unfair that I compare Gap and Dior advertisement? But hey! they’re on the same blogs, and magazines so I figured it’s fair game.

Dior’s is beautiful, and progressive in a very subtle way.
Gap’s is kind of a bitch-slap to all consumers 🙁

Fall Fashion Ads September of 2014