Miles Coverdale (manos74) wrote,
Miles Coverdale

According to Walter Benjamin, fascism is successful becaause it aestheticizes politics. In other words, fascism takes complex political issues and reduces them down to simple, emotionally-laden images that are then used by the fascists to manipulate the citizenry into agreeing with them.

If you don't understand what that means, or if you don't understand the implications of this, I strongly urge you to go find out. Right now, while you're sitting here.
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