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Re: <nettime> social media & political activism redux
John Young on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 15:12:52 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> social media & political activism redux


Oui! Oui! Oui! Oui! Piggybanking all the way home!

Jesus Fucking Christ!, Marx Fucking Engels!, Che Fucking Fidel! Godwin Fucking Nazis! Greenwald Fucking Snowden!

At 05:43 AM 11/2/2014, you wrote:

Maybe one aspect of the -Law of the Meme- (take for example the 1% meme) is that meme's sometimes persist far longer that instances of mass mobilisation. Memes that spring from even brief crystalisations of underlying social movements can be one of the ways in which important shifts in values are propelled
into the wider world.
Andy Haldane the highly influential Chief Economist of the Bank of England is on record as acknowledging the importance of the Occupy movement in focusing public attention on the malign influence of the financial sector and of extremes of inequality.
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