The so-called “Middle-Class” are politically important, not because they
vote, but as political commodities.
Only commodities have political power.
In consuming one becomes a class.
In consuming, one becomes a commodity.
Votes are both courted and counted by class.
Votes do not reflect individual choices, but the commodification of class.
A vote reifies the power of the voting class as commodity.
Money doesn’t destroy the value of the vote; money affirms the value of the vote.
The poor are politically weak, not because they don’t vote, but because their
votes don’t generate consumption.
The poor are weak, not because they don’t have enough, but because they don’t consume enough.
Those who consume least, are the most disposable.
Representation in the claims of ‘realist’ fiction, is a kind of product
produced and fashioned out of the raw material of ‘reality,’ and hence, is neither real in itself, as representation and artifice, but only through its dependent relationship to what it is not--that which it represents. Its reality and value is exactly that of the commodity.
Realist fiction is capitalist propaganda, whose value lies in being consumed--and in the replenishing of the commodity class.