Stranger Things Acceptance Speech – Hunting Monsters!

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Just another quick “metamodernism in politics” post. We want to make it clear that we do not see progressive political stances as inherently metamodern. (Nor, of course, do we see conservative stances as inherently metamodern.)  What makes this not-so-veiled protest against the Trump administration’s reach towards fascism so powerful is David Harbour’s metamodern defense of vulnerable interiority. The words that really bring the message home being:

“… and through our craft to cultivate a more empathetic and understanding society by revealing intimate truths, that serve as a reminder to folks that when they feel broken, and afraid and tired, they are not alone.”

Plus he promises to hunt monsters!

(Regarding Wynona Ryder’s ongoing reaction throughout the speech: We’re not sure if she was just really, really drunk, or if she was kind of “postmodernly” uncomfortable with David Harbour’s sincerity. Whatever…)

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