The Society Of The Spectacle
How everything, even the worst, has become entertainment.
“The decline of being into having, and having into merely appearing.”
Guy Debord, french philosopher.
People lives have become a show, every happening, even the horrible ones are a spectacle to watch and enjoy with pop corns and a good dose of criticism. For example, the Depp-Heard trial right now is the greatest drama at the moment, everyone is watching it, commenting it, taking side, #TeamJohnny or #TeamAmber, like if it was a football match, not realising that those are two persons like me and you, and that’s their life on the stage, not some movie in which they’re in. I’m startled by the insensibility of people, for them they’re two actors setting up a show to entertain them, I’m disgusted by televisions that dedicate an entire program to that, everything is a show to make money from, the worst the better, more audience to gather. The media are devouring them, squeezing them until the last drop of blood, and people are excited about the whole thing, for them the two actors are just gladiators fighting in the colosseum, everything is used for their entartainment, we’re consumers of other people lives, we’re cannibals, hungry for drama and bad stories, because that’s what keeps us alive, our lives are so boring and dull that only by watching Netflix or the trial we can feel alive again. We don’t dare, consuming is easier, ready made and pre-cooked, that’s what we like, what doesn’t require struggle, strain, what’s secure to eat avidly, without any consequence other than keeping us more asleep, more senseless but safe, satiated.