Technology, Referees and Di Canio

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The idea that technology is ideological,
Is, in a sense, fundamental to Fascism;
The idea that technology is neutral,
Is, in a sense, fundamental to Liberalism.
So how interesting to see that fascist salute from Di Canio,
When celebrating before the fans of Lazio,
Just after an Observer feature on the “goal” of Roy Carroll.
So does power grow from the barrel
Of a gun or from the lens of a camera?



Oh crikey! Sorry about this – but is it a Gramscian notion of cultural hegemony, an illusion of justice through beneficent technology and a consequent suspension of critical thought, or is it just making sure that a goal is a goal is a goal?

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