Last time we talked about ”the fake” in massmedia and culture (e.g. fake body ideals, fake news, fake description of your life in social media). On that note I thought we could talk about down right treason.
Julien Benda wrote a book called The Treason of the Intellectuals, about the sellout that highly educated people tend to do: they join the ranks of those with power and money, rather than work for the poor or the disenfranchised.
Chomsky talks about this in relation to two leftist intellectuals who ”turned sides” in the end of the eighties (when the Eastern bloc and Soviet Union fell apart).
These things are sometimes discussed on the internet, like here:
Who do you consider to be the biggest sellout? Why?