Adbusters #88: The Post-Postmodernism Issue
The current rupture moment has frozen us. We are thoroughly jaded by the dreams of “progress” associated with modernity and capitalism, but unable to venture in another direction. Can we confront our situation? Can we be the ones we have been waiting for?
THE ZERO POINT OF SYSTEMIC COLLAPSE
All resistance must realize that the body politic and global capitalism are dead. We should stop wasting energy trying to reform or appeal to them. This does not mean the end of resistance … it means very different forms of resistance must emerge.
Riches for the few founded on ecological destruction and persistent social injustice is not a foundation for a civilized society. Prosperity without growth is no longer a utopian dream – it is a financial and economic necessity.
Feral trade – the movement of goods within social spheres – is a push against not only our notion of art but against the paradigm of global commerce.
THE COMING BARBARISM
This is our decisive moment. Either we wallow in debt as passive observers of history and pray that technology will eventually solve all our problems or we actively seize power and deal with the consequences.