Originally posted on Consentient:
First of all, for those of you that don’t know, the original meaning of entertainment was ‘something that holds your attention’, in other words: captures your mind.
Today I want to talk about a mindset that has captured the minds of most of the world: capitalism.
Capitalism is a nightmare in which the everyday humdrum reality of drudgery, wage-slavery and servitude is fused with the titilliating world of escapism and entertainment, but this fusion is done is such a way as to make the two seem like distinct, opposite states of being.
Most people, if asked, would probably say that what they do for ‘entertainment’ makes their life livable. It’s the carrot that leads them to volunteer for the theft of life that is work, and all the other exploitations to which they are also subject – inflation, political corruption, taxation, tacit complicity and legitimisation of all of the above.
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