More on anti-consumption

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21 Feb 2009

While on the subject of anti-consumerism the lyrics of Lily Allen’s song “The Fear” are presumably meant to be knowingly ironic. The opening paragraph of the song starts as follows:

“I want to be rich and I want lots of money
I don’t care about clever I don’t care about funny
I want loads of clothes and f***loads of diamonds
I heard people die while they are trying to find them”

Later on she says:

“And I am a weapon of massive consumption
and it’s not my fault it’s how I’m program to function.”

Sadly it seems there is little original or radical in contemporary popular culture – particularly when it thinks it is being both.

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