– [Michael] This video clip is
brought to you by Mtn Dew. (positive music) (liquid gurgling) (visuals crackling) (person slurping) What'' s up, men? Michael below to explore the
most current “” South Park”” special from the virtually $1 billion
Funny Central gift that goes on providing, or
at the very least offering us a reason to not terminate our Paramount+ subscriptions. “” South Park,” “” “Post-COVID,””.
“” The Return of COVID,”” completes the program'' s journey into a (beep) sandwich of a future that really feels uncomfortably.
near to our existing fact. In our last Quick Take, we.
explore the program'' s representation of alienation under commercialism. As well as sequel also studies this theme via the Alexa character'' s profit-minded emotional adjustment.
– You do whatever the (beep) you desire and also simply destroy the people around you. And also incidentally, there'' s a. tankless humidifier offered from one of your preferred vendors. Would certainly you such as to recognize even more? – [Michael] And also lots of.
Blade-Runner references. – Quickly there will be a Space.
Jam 6 and seven, and also 8, like rips in rain. – [Michael] It also.
introduces grown-up Butters. – Well, hey fellas. – [Michael] That during.
an epic 16-year grounding established a fixation with NFTs, I.e., Non-Fungible Tokens.
to handle the isolation. But besides this.
funny new growth, the program doesn'' t take the alienation point that much additionally, yet it does.
provide us plenty to chew on. Like, how do you bring individuals together in a globe that does not have a typical truth? As well as what does the NFT boom.
tell us about ourselves? So join us as we chomp this Quick Tackle “” South Park””, “” Post-COVID Two,” “” “Much less NFTs,” “” “Extra Tegridy.”” And as always, looters ahead.
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Park”” first addressed to this millennium'' s solution. to the bubonic pester, it'' s been busied.
with social fragmentation, so we weren'' t amazed. to see more of this in the most up to date installment.Anti-vaxxer Clyde was.
already rep of the vital malfunction. of collective social realities.
Here, suggesting the common idea that we can trust scientists and that COVID vaccinations save lives. -Hey, enough scientific research. Who ' s scientific research? Who ' s( beep) showing up. with all these'science? -Yeah, that ' s true. – [. Michael] This is.
clearly a satirical take on the view that everyone, despite their knowledge.
level or reasoning, should have to have their.
perspectives be appreciated. – I am not ever before getting vaccinated. – Sorry ma'' am, it ' s the( beep )future, we have to value his thinks. – Therefore it could be.
seen as a loosened review of postmodern ideology. Postmodernism, while notoriously.
a favored talking point of one of the most pretentious individual.
in your board game staff, was also a widely important.
late 20th century philosophical and imaginative activity,.
although naturally, we'' re gon na focus on its philosophy. It had a tendency to revel in.
the addition of definition and also questioned sweeping.
stories, hegemonic beliefs, and also objective expertise. According to scholar, Penis Hebdige, it eventually became.
something of a buzzword describing a grab bag of ideas.That said, a great deal of those modernism pertained to the decrease of truth as often thinkers were merely identifying the phenomenon, however sometimes they were.
directly motivating. And also this was not without effect, at the very least according to.
theorist, Daniel Dennett, that is boldy not a fan. He composes that, “” Postmodernism.
has mainly played itself out in absurdity, yet it has actually left a generation of academics.
in the humanities, disabled by their.
question of the extremely suggestion of reality as well as their.
disrespect for evidence, choosing conversation.
in which nobody is incorrect as well as nothing can be verified, just asserted with whatever.
design you can summon.”” If you'' ve ever before seen.
an argument on cord information, you could concur that this description of contemporary discussion seems rather fair.Or if you
' ve ever before questioned.
why every person happily obtained their brand-new vaccines in the 1940s.
as well as today we just have this. We see a postmodernist inspired being rejected of objective reality and experience in Clyde, whose refusal to get vaccinated.
messed up things for everybody. – [Clyde] Is everybody in.
your laboratory been vaccinated? – Ah, yes, we are all vaccinated. – I'' m not vaccinated. (individuals moaning) – [Michael] That he solitary.
handedly is in charge of the whole potentially decades lengthy lockdown in “” South Park”” is.
a sign of what can fail when we can'' t locate social. stability in shared truth.So if there ' s nothing we can'. all count on, what do we do? The episode inevitably discovers.
a solution, locate some Tegridy. On a literal level this means approve Randy'' s dank weed handout, get stoned and also begin being.
better to your next-door neighbors. So basically simply be extra like Seth Rogen. But on a much deeper level,.
the episode is asking, perhaps even asking us to discover.
a common cumulative belief to keep as well as unite behind. In a manner the show nearly.
seems to be requesting for a go back to the optimal of.
enlightenment rationalism. At that time theorists following.
in the Cartesian tradition, believe that as lengthy.
as we can ground things in the holiness of mathematics, we might come to constant.
as well as axioms. This didn'' t mean that people. couldn ' t differ about art or what cheese was their favorite, but it did suggest that.
expertise based in math wasn'' t up for differing point of views. It can likewise be seen in.
the political ideology of someone like Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who suggested for a kind.
of global humanism as a type of grounding common principle.These ideas aren '
t truly regarding private meaning as well as analysis which is extremely important to postmodernism, they ' re even more regarding finding. standards we can all affix to that help us
interact with. each other meaningfully, or simply get very blazed and hug it out. Now, this was all great and also created a quite enjoyable last scene, but that wasn ' t actually. one of the most intriguing part'of this unique for us,. instead, we were most tickled by the subplot concerning developed Butters, currently the NFT salespersons from hell.- Have you ever came across NFTs?- Currently passing Vic Chaos, he literally leaves chaos. wherever he pedals is products.
– As well as these guys over right here started claiming those individuals right there ideal click them as well as require a pump and dump, that made these guys defeat. the ordeal out of anybody who claimed it was just.
FOMO and passed away screaming that it was the flippening.Luckily I appeared of it alright. I got this little miniature.
donkey with a lit up sombrero. – The joke lands due to the fact that NFTs as we addressed in a previous video, have come to be a bonafide point. However while hearing your brother-in-law wax poetic regarding his at-home crypto firm is the dictionary. definition of intolerable. Butter ' s really irritating enthusiasm is greater than just an amusing gag. To understand, we require to look. at what NFTs are really doing and also why Matt as well as Trey seem. much less than stired on it.
According to art historian, David Joselit, to recognize just how NFTs. work in the art world, you can see them as reverse readymades. One of the most notorious readymade is this rest room that you most definitely can ' t manage, produced by hugely-influential. nose-thumber, Marcel Duchamp. Duchamp pioneer the readymade, i.e., art items that were.
ordinary business products changed right into art by a title. Readymades re-imagined.
the value as well as definition of real points that existed. materially on the planet. They problematize the. entire concept of value in art by showing just how fungible unsteady and also possibly. worthless that worth was. As Joselit discusses, NFTs do the exact reverse. job of readymades. They take things that don ' t. exist in the worldly globe as well as provide indicating specifically via their condition as exclusive property.If readymades turned. commodities right into complex art, NFTs transform art into a simple possession that can be spent in and speculated on.
As well as hypothesized on they remain in. “South Park” with excellent gusto. After years spent secured. away in a ridiculous asylum, whereas serpent oil sales people.
“techniques” can ' t hurt anybody, Butters obtains a begin by clearing out a guard ' s whole monetary profile.- Gone. My cost savings, my home, but I have this little eco-friendly. panda bear on a skateboard. – [Michael] The absurdity.
of high value NFTs is repeatedly undermined by. their unbiased unimportance as things to be possessed,. especially when compared to actual life points that. can be had actually as well as held.- They took the Tegridy.
Here. It ' s a farting rainbow.
with Tom Brady ' s trademark.( rainbow farting) -This is'indicative of possession condition. The regular commodities. like socks and antique autos are valued by the quantity of labor that entered into their production
, along with things like market deficiency, use value as well as various other aspects. Assets, in comparison, are valued for their. speculative future value, a value separated completely from the labor that in fact entered into their
creation.According to scholars, Kean. Birch and Fabian Muniesa, our age of techno-scientific. commercialism is controlled by the possession over the product, as is demonstrated by the. explosive growth of NFTs.
This belongs to a wider. post-Great Recession embrace of what Karl Marx once.
called fictitious funding, i.e., the creation of value in a market that has no real life correspondence.
Like the supply market, which continued to thrive. throughout the pandemic even as millions dealt with monetary destroy. For Marx, the ultimate. capitalist wet desire was to be able to make use of. cash to create more cash. Obviously, that ' s simpler. than experiencing the cumbersome process of paying employees to generate commodities.
with actual tangible worth. As scholar David W. Kupferman argues, “We have gone into a type of capitalism where exchange worth is. traded for exchange “value.This is far from a post-capitalist globe. This is the following model of industrialism
, a flexing of its muscular tissues that. even Marx could not predict.” This misconception of creating cash out of money is specifically what Butters. assures his acolytes”, some of whom are not able to get involved in the workforce at all, and some of whom are. probably underpaid laborers.- Yet you are not seeing. your real possibility. -This vision of a new
( beep). version of capitalism has been highlighted by “South Park” since it catapulted us
. right into this “Blade Jogger” future,
which after all showed. a vision of industrialism that has actually created a long-term underclass. As well as the consistent damage. “that Butters leaves recommend that “South Park”.
sees the rampant conjecture of the NFT market as. possibly quite harmful.Maybe since paying millions.
of dollars to own a thing that “isn ' t a point or even. an invoice for a thing, isn ' t the finest means to.
build a healthy and balanced economic climate? As well as that possibly individuals marketing individuals on the'concepts of NFTs may benefit, yet individuals really. buying them possibly are mostly of( beep) out of luck.- You recognize what?( beep )those people, since what matters is these people right.
right here, and also that ' s us, baby.- You could be assuming, what ' s incorrect with individuals. speculating on foolish feline memes? Well, perhaps', as properties. remain to be defined much less'by the manufacturing price of their creation and also even more by their. speculative future worth, the very value of labor will. be progressively weakened. Kupferman claims, “This. effectively makes a parody of
the whole idea of. labor creating worth.
When worth is extracted from labor, “it hurts the individuals doing. real life tangible labor.
” This makes the alternating. somewhat-utopian closing of the episode, rather fitting.
This alternating truth finds” Butters happily operating at Denny ' s-Applebees, doing concrete that. produces a worldly outcome, he gets individuals fed.- I like doing'actual( beep). that pays actual cash.- [Michael]
And also it makes Randy ' s. entirely done for free quest to get the whole community. stoned, to assist them discover a cumulative fact as well as. being kind to one another, even more touching However what do you men assume? Are Matt and also Trey intentionally advocating for a world without crypto brothers? And can every one of our. present quarrel be resolved by truly great stress of Tegridy? Allow us recognize in the comments.Thanks as constantly to our impressive customers for valuing our labor. And wear ' t neglect to have a look at our podcast. Hit that Subscribe switch, like it ' s Randy ' s laboratory-grade pong and wear ' t fail to remember to sound that bell. And as constantly, many thanks for viewing, later on. (positive music).