The E-Waste King In His Anthropogenic Tomb (Video)

RND/ To consider a video of the ‘e-waste king’ in his sealed anthropogenic tomb:

Title: the-ewaste-king-in-his-anthropogenic-tomb.mp4*
Format : MPEG-4
File size : 28.1 MiB
Duration : 5 min 1 s
Bit rate : 780 kb/s (variable)
Width : 1280 pixels
Height : 720 pixels
Music: Philip Glass, Organic (Koyaanisqatsi OST)

Hidden deep underground, watch as Nietzche’s Letzter Mensch revels in his latest (last) purchase: another fucking widescreen television. He sits there, mumbling to himself as his robot dog (he had his old real one stuffed) mans a camera to record his fading cosmic superfluousness. (The dog shits out radioactive pellets which power the tomb.) He – the man, not the dog – goes on to state with repulsive, dim pride that the quality of the onscreen image of his environment-destroying purchase is so good, that ‘it might even be better than the real experience’. Which explains everything anyone might need to know about the man, his infinite black iron tomb and why Reality decided to seal him in there forever, as not to be a continued threat to the dying planet. At no point does the man realize his innate stupidity and willful ignorance as a Hyper-Consumer. All he knows is that the pretty image on the his little giant screen is infinitely better than the (now long dead) creatures which once lived above the tomb he now happily resides in, astoundingly content in his totalizing will-to-tech. Perfected nihilistic control. Alone with the remote control of utter self-isolation under Capitalism. Unbox THIS, and idly watch as your shit-for-brains fall out of your empty skull; the unboxing therapy of undead white people. ASMR for modern corpses. You pathetic drone. Wake the fuck up from your murderous, toxic dream.


* Note: Robert What is at least partially aware of the ‘irony’ regarding the net carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the downloading, processing, uploading and subsequent playing of this video. Not that such a casual awareness – or your irony – actually helps anything environmental.

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