Pewdiepie For President! The Malignant Narcissistic Personality of Youtube and ‘Oopsie!’ Psychopolitics

RND/ to consider the co-incidental or algorithmic emergence of the (default, in-built) malignant narcissistic personality of social media platforms like Youtube, and the default psychopathological ‘media personalities’ (now there’s an insult) who preach there to ditto headed Stan armies with an ever louder political  voice

Gamers are pathetic!
– Dr. Disrespect

First a brief stable genius article, highlighting how when it comes to the modern political notion of Popularity, no fake news you’re at the center of is bad news:

Baby Trump Quote: “So popular..”

And now, the ‘King Of The Derps’, back in the news again. Gee, almost as if it’s his very (socioeconomic) function – a warning (3840×2160 .jpg):

PewDiePie and’Oopsie’ Psycho-Politics

It’s Always A Question Of Journalistic Ethics

Notice how this darkly fascinating ‘Pewnews’ spectacle precisely heralds the rise of the kind of global political platform in which the owner of, and power behind that very platform consistently states they themselves have nothing whatsoever to do with politics, are utterly apolitical and neutral (kinda like taste free beige cardboard) – continually denouncing the shadowy figure of ‘mainstream media’ and saying it’s no wonder ‘the [ordinary, just-like-me] people’ are turning away from its inherent (read: left wing) bias

All this is often mis-contextualized in the by-now standard form of the ‘apology-not-really’; obviously not an apology, because there’s always the blindly psychotic, champagne-media-bubble understanding one is far beyond simple good and evil – a new social media god, their own perfect creation, divorced utterly from society and politics, whose holy ‘third-way’ role is to repeatedly bring the terrible news of one’s own sinister innocence down from the “LOLtube” subscriber mountain to the masses, who (just like them) also always understand that ‘Nobody understands or loves you like I do’; two lightly cracked mirrors facing each other, a violently empty echo chamber – a fabulous, true, pure ‘Radio GAGA’

Scenario: in which it seems the biggest (anti-philosophical) draw for PewDiePie’s fans is that Pewd’s biggest fan is and always was himself; that, there’s never just one PewDiePie, but millions – all simultaneously dreaming of their own impossibly unique, untouchable Pewd-like (/leet gam3r) status, ie. as though permanently ‘acting up around the house when your mother’s out’

Easy then to imagine such a dense massing crowd of anonymous individuals lurching from one casually destructive politics-free campaign to another, all quietly saying ‘Oopsie!’ A desperate little age in which every dangerously, woefully naive, painfully ‘misunderstood’ (oh-so complex and mature) miniature violin-playing ‘who-me?’ shed-heel gets there 1.5 minutes; where one’s forever-young, internal adolescent / screeching terd, straight out of Charlie And The Adderall Factory effortlessly beams themselves right and center onto the world stage – future once and forever sociopathic billionaire leader of the free fisting world of (equally) super passive-aggressive ‘free speech’ chuckle-funk overedgelords

Like the private white tech-nerd fantasy ending of Lawnmower Man (no, not that one) – just with internet enabled printers

All hail (/heil) Emperor Pewds. Achtung, Bros – remember citizen, “It’s just a joke™!!”

Ur-Fascism is based upon a selective populism, a qualitative populism, one might say. In a democracy, the citizens have individual rights, but the citizens in their entirety have a political impact only from a quantitative point of view — one follows the decisions of the majority. For Ur-Fascism, however, individuals as individuals have no rights, and the People is conceived as a quality, a monolithic entity expressing the Common Will. Since no large quantity of human beings can have a common will, the Leader pretends to be their interpreter. Having lost their power of delegation, citizens do not act; they are only called on to play the role of the People. Thus the People is only a theatrical fiction. To have a good instance of qualitative populism we no longer need the Piazza Venezia in Rome or the Nuremberg Stadium. There is in our future a TV or Internet populism, in which the emotional response of a selected group of citizens can be presented and accepted as the Voice of the People.
– Umberto Eco, Ur-Facism

Example Reference Links

  1. New Zealand Gunman Says ‘Subscribe To PewDiePie’ Moments Before Livestreaming Shooting
  2. Dr. Disrespect net art

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