Friday, June 2, 2017

Alien: Trump

“The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born; now is the time of monsters.”
-- Antonio Francesco Gramsci
....whereas the 1979 and 2012 films both depicted a clever Marxist analysis of our neoliberal epoch, with a privatized spacefaring crew acting on behalf of a malevolent corporation with near-governmental powers, this new picture moves into the next layer of horrors bred by such political economy, the fascist epoch that is created by austerity, corporatism, imperialism, and militarism. This is the film for the Trump presidency......