Fascist Nostalgia, Libertarian Disaffect: McDonald’s as Everything and Nothing

Entry into McDonald’s: sleek glass sliding doors framed by stacked stone walls—the modernist’s indoor-outdoor flow, with the rigidity of austere corporate Bauhaus; and within: strict regimentation of monochrome tables … More Fascist Nostalgia, Libertarian Disaffect: McDonald’s as Everything and Nothing

Disassembling Bodies in the Hyperreal Imaginary: Towards a Solidarity of Impotency

Lost in the circuit of digital connections, my head swims vacant, adrift in a web too vast to comprehend. Utopia has always been a hermeneutic horizon for me, not in the sense of somehow being met, but rather, as an ever elusive … More Disassembling Bodies in the Hyperreal Imaginary: Towards a Solidarity of Impotency

Self-Annihilation of the Neoliberal Body Machine

Walking into the Otago University Student Association (OUSA) Clubs and Societies Centre, I am reminded that the International Socialist Organisation (ISO) in Ōtepoti has no property of their own. For all of last year, our meetings were sporadic and scattered, assigned to odd rooms around the centre. I would meander in with my flatmate, squint … More Self-Annihilation of the Neoliberal Body Machine

Exit Bag Out

Awhile ago, I had been at a party. I’d listened to someone talk about Kate Moss for ten minutes straight. I left the room, found my flatmate and asked why anyone was interested in anything at all. We’d come up with no answers. All this started a month ago, and all that started long before. I will not … More Exit Bag Out