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I hear all the time that you can’t escape capitalism, that it is all pervasive, that it is somehow part of the nature of things.

Surely, this is false in an obvious way — there was not capitalism in prehistory for one, but, more to the point, each and every one of us lives “outside” capitalism for some moments. But it is very true in a sort of gut-feeling way — we feel we can’t escape capitalism. Why is this so?

In short, capitalism is an excuse for us exerting power over other people, and even if we could resist capitalism, we can not avoid this excuse. And, by the way, “avoiding” is very different from “resisting”. Read More »

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What really bothers me about Last Jedi is that it is a meta-discourse without a discourse to back it.

So, there is all that talk that Rian Johnson is proposing that we kill the past to live the future, but the problem is that he is talking about killing the past of the franchise to give it a future, but he is not talking about real people killing their pasts.

When Kylo says he killed Han Solo so that the past would stop haunting him, it is not someone talking about his father, it is just business. More precisely, it is a character whose only purpose is to be this metaphor. It is a statement without soul.

When Han Solo sprouted gibberish in A New Hope about how fast the Falcon was, this was a reflection of Lucas’ past life as a car racer. I have no idea whether Johnson ever raced horses, but his stables do not ring true. Not that they have to be literal, but there’s gotta be some life there.

Rian Johnson’s movie sounds as a movie about movies, and not in a good way. Pulp Fiction is a movie about movies, but there was passion there, pain, desire, true romance. Last Jedi is very smart, but sounds like someone never set foot outside the studio.

Rogue One actually did kill the past. It did dare to be a Star Wars movie without Star Wars formulas, and it was great. It had a point, it had a point of view. Without self-congratulation. Rogue One actually did all that Last Jedi talks about doing and doesn’t do. You do not have to be meta to make sense, and if you go into meta, well you have to be really careful to not say bullshit.

And that is, basically, the problem. Last Jedi goes on and on and on about “I can say whatever I want to say” but, actually, it does not have anything to say at all.

Uma faceta do novo feminixmo que me incomoda é como apesar de usarem uma linguagem superficialmente sexual ou “sex-positive” eles sempre se colocam de forma muito imaculada, muito pura, semi-angelical em sua pornografia.

Uns pornoanjos, pornoangelicais.

E isso meus amigos, nada mais é que o Pudor brincando de carnaval, fantasiado de mulher sem ter feito a barba. Read More »

Logo depois das normas da ABNT, a coisa mais xingada e achincalhada da vida acadêmica são as tais citações. Parece consenso que fazer citações é uma burocracia sem sentido que só existe para humilhar os recém-chegados, pra te fazer ajoelhar frente ao altar da academia.

É claro que citações são coisas muito mais benéficas do que isso, mas elas são odiadas por uma questão de atitude.

Se você não quer entender, não importa o quanto eu explique. Se você não quer mudar a sua vida, não importa quanto eu te incentive. Sem uma atitude individual, não tem como mudar o ponto de vista da pessoa. Quando você tem uma atitude de se importar com o conhecimento, as citações são a coisa mais natural do mundo. O que os orientadores tentam martelar é essa atitude, só que os calouros sempre interpretam isso como picuinha com as citações! Read More »