Used to be.
I HATE YOUR SPAM FILTER. AND YES, I DO NOT CARE WHAT YOUR NICK NAME IS OR WHAT FOUR QUESTIONS YOU FEED. But you let me comment in the About me ??!!
Clean shaven, actually. But perhaps I should grow one and call myself Karl.
I bet Mr Angry has a beard.
Advertising, consumerism, the free market, etc. A noble art and noble aims or a resource depleting paradigm based on a frenzy of greed, self seeking materialism, the rush to war to grab the world’s resources, the celebration of individualism at the expense of community, the legitmation of exploitation and advanced capitalism, an ideology of “no government” but a “free” market governed and caretelised by the few, the imposition of “libertarian” thought to justify the aforementioned… and of course the use of management speak such as “freedom of choice”, “efficiency”, “cost-effectiveness”, etc, etc as propaganda to encourage people not to attempt to see through the smokescreen. The “free” market, with no government – what a nightmare: private security forces, private education and privatisation of concerns with no forums for independent debate as the public sphere becomes dominated by the values and criteria that serve to uphold “free” market ideology and the concerns of those who benefit from it. Reminds me of somewhere… the USA. Hail to Noam Chomsky!
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Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan is a writer, photographer and goofball from Chennai. They is also an archaeologist, historian and a city lover. They currently works for an advertising agency.