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Sunday, July 08, 2012

Rightwing Lies and Leftist Humor: RIGHTWING PARTISANS CONSTRUCT A SEPARATE REALITY WHILE THE MULTITUDE SATIRIZES POWER

Great piece by fellow blogger, Dr. Devon Peña who has given a lot of thought to the notion of political cynicism and the role of satire and art. I like this quote:

"In this manner, ideology also works when people allow themselves to imagine alternative political possibilities emerging from the struggles of the multitude. These are not separate realities like the delusional constructs of rightwing partisans. They are imagined political futures guided by strategic recompositions of actual power relations. "
http://mexmigration.blogspot.com/2012/07/cynical-or-kynical.html

And here is where kynical political art comes in. Kynicism or satire conveyed through art does reach the masses. It provides a way to penetrate through layers of discourses and ideological subterfuge manifest through rhetorical "weapons of mass distraction" that takes our focus of off what we should be focusing on.  The people's true political interests....

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