Posted by Bob on July 07, 2003

In Reply to: Displace posted by Ryan on July 07, 2003

: : Hi,

: : I have difficulty understanding the bracketed sentence. Could anyone do me a favor?

: : (The shift to address the cultrual dynamics of hegemony displaces a range of different formulations of 'dominant ideology'), most of which hold thae news discourse be theorized as concealing or masking the true origins of economic antagonisms, that is, their essential basis in the class struggle.

: : Thanks a lot.

: The whole thing reads like a rant from a left wing leaflet and as such has no meaning since, in my experience (spanning a lifetime in Unions, on marches, on strike etc. etc.) the left wing agenda is not understood even by those who write it, present it, read it or believe it. The same applies to right wing rants but they are usually more brutal in their execution.

Agreed: it's old-fashioned Marxist gibberish. Questionable assertions, tortured rhetoric, bombastic style. (Does anybody still believe this crap?)