Notes

Attack On Titan: horror and the aesthetics of fascism

Ruben Ferdinand and Elliot write about Attack On Titan and the aesthetics and affect of fascism. “Fascist ideology places the nation before the individual by formulating the nation as being under constant, outside threat. The only way to deal with this threat is to exterminate it. The threat, of course, is always inhuman and vulgar. Subjects so deeply obscene, doing all things that are morally repugnant, they become impossible to empathise with. This becomes an excuse for policies of never-ending invasions and territorial conquest — any military action gets the rhetorical justification that it ensures the nation’s safety, because it promises that the nation will go on. Convenient.”

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