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Prophecy tells that one day, when we least expect it, an Elden Ring and Bureaucratic State Administration video will arrive unto us, and I am here for it πŸ”₯πŸ“ŽπŸ€˜πŸ“πŸ”₯

*grouchy side comment*

I enjoyed reading The California Problem and Manosphere article but both have little intermissions from the interesting specifics to go on some hand-wavy aside about ✨neoliberalism✨. I get cultural hegemony and the fish asking, "what's water?" but... I guess when authors do this it sort of just feels like they don't think their ideas are important enough unless they explicitly tie them into the larger phenomenon?

It always feels to me like the academic equivalent of an American flag lapel pin.

*conclude grouching but note how the grouching is deeply rooted in the neoliberal logic that individuals should be able to freely access the "marketplace" of ideas where they can "sell" their grouching to a mostly passive audience. Furthermore..., etc.*

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