The magic that captivates individuals to wrestling, and even moreso politics, is called 'emotional labour' — the professional management of other people’s feelings.
Diners expect emotional labour from their servers, Hulkamaniacs demand it from their favourite performer, and a whole lot of voters desire it from their 'leaders'.
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How many times have you heard someone add to a conversation with words like ‘liberal’, ‘socialist’, ‘Democrat’ or ‘Republican’?
Often this is accompanied by ignoring variations on hierarchy, structures of inequality, or profoundly unjust distributions of power and wealth.
The 'bread and circus' continues to keep the masses distracted on the illusion of left vs right, while hiding that politics is a WWE-style theatre stage show -- in which all manufactured characters are indeed ‘in’ on the act and play their part to invoke audience emotion.
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Extreme conditions witnessed during the 2019-20 bushfire season completely devastated many parts of the country, and now experts believe this saga may be far from over.
As Australia approaches summer yet again, could the underlying agenda be to accelerate another round of mass burnings across the country?
A quarter of the Melbourne workforce in ‘high-risk industries’ will soon be tested for coronavirus every week, as part of the plan to emerge from lockdown.
A weekly ‘asymptomatic testing regime’ is set to begin with 95 businesses, largely meat and poultry processing plants, and is expected to grow over the coming weeks.