Joker: A Right-wing Postmodern Film?

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Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

Find the square root of negative one. This math problem presents an interesting phenomenon: imaginary numbers. There are numbers that fit into our system of mathematics, yet they lack traditional numerical values. Particularly, these are i and -i.

Todd Phillips’s shift from comedy to such a dark film is not an unheard-of move to make. However, through his most recent movie Joker, he seems to replicate some of the radicality of the square root of negative one.

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Don’t Be a Jordan Peterson NPC

By Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

Jordan Peterson is attempting to use Jungian psychoanalysis to make your life better. His position in society is somewhat akin to that of a rockstar. His book, 12 Rules for Life, is an international bestseller. And it’s a pretty good book, too. I find it both enjoyable and helpful. It fills itself with practical steps that the reader can apply to his or her life and make it one worth living. I regard myself as a fan of Jordan Peterson because of this. But the problem comes in when one takes Peterson as the arbiter of truth. This is particularly problematic in the case of Postmodernism.

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