Snowden claimed surveillance capitalism can only lose on ethical grounds, not on how attractive the alternative superficially seems. What proves this wrong? What images, music, or media in general can I show socialist-curious friends that will have them say “that’s dope”.
The silence here is deafening.
Coming from Europe there’s a lot of stuff but not necessarily in English… America or UK never were that much into socialism so…
Recently Arcane, made from a french studio, is filled with political ideas about revolution, imperialism and much more (LGBTQ+) for instance.
On top of my head I can mostly think about all the YouTube channel I am watching.
Just yesterday even a channel like ClodFusion, witch is far from being socialist released a video about the wierd stop of General Motors EV in the 90s. Big argument against current capitalism.
PS: nothing to do with Snowden though… To the contrary of the what OP is asking most of artists are against surveillance. But in fact this is not about socialism, we can see some movements/ideas going for socialism AND surveillance.
I think you misread the OP. He’s not saying that he wants surveillance socialism. He’s saying he wants images, music, or media in general that’s attractive that he can point friends to as an alternative to the well-oiled PR machine that is surveillance capitalism.
Basically he seems to be asking for sites that don’t drone eternally about dialectic this and scolding that and instead incorporate socialism and socialist ideology into compelling works of art, is how I’m taking it. And I’m frankly interested in seeing some of that too.