The Society of the Spectacle

I don't think Guy Debord's 1967 book mentioned publicly funded sports stadiums. One thing about living in a society with spectacles is that it's usually left up to the individual whether they want to participate in the spectacle. And most spectacles are self supporting, whether it is a NASCAR race or watching American Idol on television. I've declined watching most spectacles, sporting events bore me, that doesn't mean I begrudge other people who like to watch them.
That is until now. Because now I'm going to be taxed to build multiple stadiums for private businesses whose profits go to private individuals. And this is being done without any referendum vote. Paying for someone else's entertainment, I might as well be paying someone else's cable bill.


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