Jha’s Epic Steampunk Rant

Posted by 12th November 2010

I meant to post this a few days ago and just got to it: Jha posted a pretty fantastic rant, tweeted with the comment “I, too, can rant about steampunk!”

Here’s my favorite bit, at the risk of spoiling the ending:

“You want to hate on steampunk? Steampunk’s not the problem. Imperialism is the problem. White supremacy is the problem. Consumerism is the problem. Implicit, microaggressive racism is the problem. Steampunk’s just the aesthetic being run over by the usual bullshit, because, guess what? Of course it’s going to be! HELLO CAPITALISM, HOW R U. US OF A SENDS ITS LOVE AS USUAL.”

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