Monday, March 30, 2009

Marx in South Park

Today we slowly come to realize that Benjamin's thesis could not be closer to the truth: capitalism is a religion. But one question remains open: which religion was he thinking about? The latest episode of South Park--one of the most intelligent voices in American discourse that sometimes manages to insert a truly radical message behind its scatological and popular facade--brilliantly retells the Jesus narrative in terms of the present economic crisis. In this version, however, Kyle "pays for our debts so we could spend once more." So please put aside for a moment your rarefied intellectual taste and enjoy yourself, for a change:

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