Two Minutes Hate & Millennial Goldstein

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Actually, it was more like two weeks of hate

If you pay any heed to the mainstream media – or even the more “commercialized” alternative media such as Infowars – you’ll probably have been bombarded with updates on the silly saga of Michael Rotondo. The question you should be asking is why? Why should a litigious domestic dispute make it to the local news for a day, let alone headlines across the western world for weeks? There’s an agenda at work here, I’d say, an agenda to explain our guttering economy and declining standards of living by shifting blame from neoliberal globalization (among other things…) to a scapegoat like, oh let’s say, a convenient caricature of a misbegotten millennial exemplifying everything supposedly wrong with young people. Continue reading