An auto-exploiting labourer of your own psyche: notes after reading Byung-Chul Han

Having recently read two books by Byung-Chul Han, I thought it worth summarizing the most personally relevant aspects of each book. I’ve mixed quotes from both books, where they overlap and drive home the points I want to focus on, The perpetual & enslaved content machine Given my day job once involved running a content…

The future of “Go Home Gota”: Occupy Wall Street?

Occupy was, at its core, a movement constrained by its own contradictions: filled with leaders who declared themselves leaderless, governed by a consensus-based structure that failed to reach consensus, and seeking to transform politics while refusing to become political.https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/06/the-triumph-of-occupy-wall-street/395408/ If one is searching for movements analogous to “Go Home Gota”, Occupy Wall Street is a…

Yahapalanaya & “Go home Gota” as master signifiers

A couple of introductory notes: This section of the Wikipedia article on the 2015 Sri Lankan Presidential election gives some idea of the complex dynamics of Yahapalanya. For an understanding of current events in Sri Lanka, and the “Go home Gota” movement, I recommend this.A summary of what is meant by a master signifier can…

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