The Waiting Starman

I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, … Continue reading The Waiting Starman

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There Is No-One In There

In the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844 Marx outlined his theory of alienation. Under capitalism, the human subject enters not only a relationship of economic exploitation but also, in a sense, an existential problem. Within capitalism, not only is your time and energy no longer your own, the worker ends up no longer able … Continue reading There Is No-One In There

Towards A Gothic Marxism Part Two: Monsters For Socialism

As Sylvia Federici points out in her landmark work. Caliban And The Witch one of the features of the emergence of capitalism was the production of a new kind of subject. The growing mercantile bourgeoisie required labour power to work for them and thus, society and the idea of the subject had to be reshaped. … Continue reading Towards A Gothic Marxism Part Two: Monsters For Socialism

Towards A Gothic Marxism I – On Monsters

We live in an age of monsters. Such a statement is hardly controversial anymore – from every aspect of culture monsters peer at us, we consume them, we profess our fear, yet the market is saturated with vampires, ghouls, demons, and ghosts. We loathe the monsters, we hide from them. but we love them too. … Continue reading Towards A Gothic Marxism I – On Monsters

We Don’t Deserve Her: A Reflection on Wonder Woman

Contains spoilers. Please don't read if you haven't seen the film. For EHG, MW & all the other real world Amazons. Black and hideous to me is the tragedy that gathers and I’m sick beyond cure to have lived on to see it. You and I, the ornaments of our generation should have been spared … Continue reading We Don’t Deserve Her: A Reflection on Wonder Woman