Bullish and bearish: State of the Union?
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I selected this image by way of example because it seems to say something about the condition of our lives at the dead and abysmal heart of empire: We’re “bullish” by projection; this is how we would have the world see us. But the bull is not alive — it is a mere statue wrought of bronze and embellished with cameras and a motion detector, all of which has not sufficed to stop taggers defacing it with their handiwork — and behind it stands a bear, very much alive.
The bear, as I say, is alive and real. But the bull is just that: bull. With apparatus or without, it cows no one.