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The Trumpist, Murdoch, Fox news media; social media selfies while your finger is on the button of destruction of peoples lives – buying a pet dog while you are draining the country of what made it great, those are the Spectacle’s most glaring superficial manifestation. The spectacle, Debord said, of course refers to “the autocratic reign of the market economy which had acceded to an irresponsible sovereignty, and the totality of new techniques of government which accompanied this reign.” The spectacle continues this “historic” week in the UK as democacy has almost been clubbed to death, but Boris Johnston, Farage, Bannon and the rest manipulate the masses through personally targetted adverts on their personal media pocket devices. The Spectacle is creating an angry, bitter, but basically placid population, as they are conned and billed for beingfleeced.
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