Look I Overcame upgrades Look a Negro by a recycling objectification into

Look i overcame upgrades look a negro by a recycling

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Look, I Overcame!" upgrades "Look, a Negro!" by (a) recycling objectification into overcoming .and ( b) compounding looking, so that one can profit from others' resilience, treating their overcoming as one's own overcoming . This upgrade in white supremacist patriarchy requires a concomitant upgrade in "looking ." This shift in looking practices parallels developments in film and media aesthetics. As Steven Shaviro has argued, the values, techniques, and compositional strategies most common in contemporary mainstream Western cinema —like Michael Bay's Transformers— are significantly different than the ones used in modernist and post-modernist cinema , and that these differences in media production correlate to broader shifts in the means of capitalist and ideological production . Neoliberalism's aesthetic is , he argues, " post-cinematic ." This post-cinematic aesthetic applies not just to film and media, but to resilience discourse . Its performance practices and looking relations configured by the "Look, I Overcame!" imperative, resilience is , in a way, another type of post-cinematic medium . In the next section I use Shaviro's theory of post-cinematic media to identify some specific ways in which traditional patriarchal tools are updated to work compatibly with MRWaSP resilience discourse . The looking in the "Look, I Overcame!" narrative is not the same kind of looking described by concepts like "the male gaze" or "controlling images." This looking is a type of deregulated MRWaSP visualization .
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Recrimination there is a recrimination DA as the attempt to redeem all history merely re- sutures the coherence of an empowered humanitarian cogito bent on humanitarian salvation. Baudrillard ‘3 /Jean, Fragments, 106-111/ On the necessity of Evil and Hell There is no longer any irrevocable damnation today. There is no longer any hell. We may concede that we are still within the mongrel concept of Purgatory, but virtually everything falls within the scope of redemption. It is clearly from such an evangelism that all the manifest, promotional signs of well-being and fulfilment derive that are offered us by a paradisaical society subject to the Eleventh Commandment ('Be happy and give all the signs of contentment!') - the one that cancels out all others. But we can also read this demand for salvation and universal atonement in the way that not only all current violence and injustices, but also, retrospectively, all the crimes and contradictory events of the past are now coming in for condemnation. The French Revolution is put in the dock and slavery is condemned , along with original sin and battered wives , the ozone layer and sexual harassment . In short, the pre-trial investigation for the Last Judgement is well under way. We are condemning, then pardoning and whitewashing, our entire history, exterminating the Evil from even the tiniest crevices in order to present the image of a radiant universe , ready to pass into the next world. A gigantic undertaking. One that is inhuman, superhuman, too human? As Stanislaw Lee says, 'We no doubt have too anthropomorphic a view of man.' And
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