Modern day propaganda aimed towards influencing the attitude of Western politics, the contemporary artworld, social culture and humanity. In John Carpenters They Live (1988) there is a way to see through the message of advertisement and propaganda is discovered by putting on a set of glasses. “To step out of ideology, it hurts. It’s a painful experience. You must force yourself to do it.” (Zizek on they live). In this way the truth hurts; there is a temptation to reject reality. Nobody wants to hear that they are the reason school shootings happen.
- Joost Wierenga 2016