23 thoughts on “The Emoji Movie, Adorno and the Culture Industry

  1. The problem with your argument is that It completely ignores all of the art that is not mainstream. The point of the emoji movie was to make money, so of course it's going to be structured in a way that makes the most money.

    Or the idea that pop music is somehow worse now than it's ever been, have you ever listened to disco? Or cheap generic 70s country? Or 80s pop?
    Honestly music now is better than it's ever been, I'm not talking pop music, it's about the same level of quality, but music that people actually listen to. There is so much more music produced now than ever before.

    The mainstream will always like shitty music and shitty movies, those have always been the ones that make the most money. But you cannot ignore the fact that there is more good music and movies being produced now than ever before.

  2. As Adorno was upset by the destruction of Art by capitalism, he helped to destroy it through cultural marxism ? I can't grok it…

  3. In all honestly, I’m ideologically aligned with the right. That said, watching your channel has made me realize the left and right really do have the same goal, but have different concepts of how to achieve it, and different concepts of what is standing in the way of said goals (as you noted with your example contrasting Adorno with Paul Joseph Watson).
    It honestly gives me hope that the left right divide can be salved, and even mended, if only we’d begin to find where our worldview as collective groups align.

    So it is with all of that in mind that I say, thank you for making these video essays.
    I thoroughly enjoy them as a contrast to my own personal worldview.

  4. Just what we need . Two Communist German Jews telling us how much better off we are with their American Marxist Hollywood Jew movie experiment . Communism in America bought to us by the Frankfurt school. Where Weaties Bruce Jenner becomes tranny Katlyn Jenner. Fuck off.

  5. Children's movies often explore themes like friendship and loyalty. It's nice to see some shreds of decency among all the commercialism.

  6. Nothing to see here folks!
    Excerpt taken by Winston S. Churchill's Zionism vs Bolshevism

    International Jews

    In violent opposition to all this sphere of Jewish effort rise the schemes of the International Jews. The adherents of this sinister confederacy are mostly men reared up among the unhappy populations of countries where Jews are persecuted on account of their race. Most, if not all, of them have forsaken the faith of their forefathers, and divorced from their minds all spiritual hopes of the next world. This movement among the Jews is not new. From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, and down to Trotsky (Russia), Bela Kun (Hungary), Rosa Luxembourg (Germany), and Emma Goldman (United States), this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilisation and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. It played, as a modern writer, Mrs. Webster, has so ably shown, a definitely recognisable part in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the Nineteenth Century; and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.

    Terrorist Jews

    There is no need to exaggerate the part played in the creation of Bolshevism and in the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution by these international and for the most part atheistical Jews. It is certainly a very great one; it probably outweighs all others. With the notable exception of Lenin, the majority of the leading figures are Jews. Moreover, the principal inspiration and driving power comes from the Jewish leaders. Thus Tchitcherin, a pure Russian, is eclipsed by his nominal subordinate Litvinoff, and the influence of Russians like Bukharin or Lunacharski cannot be compared with the power of Trotsky, or of Zinovieff, the Dictator of the Red Citadel (Petrograd), or of Krassin or Radek – all Jews. In the Soviet institutions the predominance of Jews is even more astonishing. And the prominent, if not indeed the principal, part in the system of terrorism applied by the Extraordinary Commissions for Combating Counter-Revolution has been taken by Jews, and in some notable cases by Jewesses. The same evil prominence was obtained by Jews in the brief period of terror during which Bela Kun ruled in Hungary. The same phenomenon has been presented in Germany (especially in Bavaria), so far as this madness has been allowed to prey upon the temporary prostration of the German people. Although in all these countries there are many non-Jews every whit as bad as the worst of the Jewish revolutionaries, the part played by the latter in proportion to their numbers in the population is astonishing.

  7. me, listening at my menial labor repetitive job all alone as the depression and alienation slowly kills my artistic soul

  8. Was very disappointed to see you reinforce the stigmatization of mental health treatment in this video. "Therapy and prescription medication" are crucial lifesaving measures for countless people, and telling those people not to seek treatment is materially dangerous.

  9. If there is something to be learned from your videos, it's the fact that most people use terms without knowing their full meaning or completely misusing them.
    There is also an "force" that seems to be actively mixing the meanings of these terms and symbols as to cause conflict and division.

    Postmodernism is thus reduced to feminism,cultural marxism, bad music & art and forced multiculturalism etc.
    While capitalism, patriarchy, tradition etc. is somehow opposed to it.

    Both sides are artificial and have more in common than it seems at first glance.

  10. This video made me become a patron. I know you put that effect on the movie shots to get past copyright but it kind of underscored how truly depressing the ultimate message of the movie was for me.

  11. Strawmanning the other side and dismissing them as "conspiracy theorists" (a term invented by the CIA to silence their critics) diminishes an otherwise good video. Do you deny the "long march through the institutions" or the many instances of mass media pushing a leftist agenda even when it harms their bottom line?

    The video game industry is a perfect example. The Battlefield V debacle was the product of the politics of those that made it (who often use nepotism and "deplatforming" to ensure that only those who are politically aligned with them can find work), not some corporate bigwig saying "Gee, it sure would be great for our bottom line if one of our game designers insulted our customer base and explicitly told them not to buy the game."

    There are multiple forces at play in the culture industry as there are in everything else, and no one theoretical framework can encompass the whole of the picture.

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