"The Thriller phenomenon was in fact the first taste of the reality system that has just collapsed. “It was,” Marcus wrote, “a version of what Ulrike Meinhof called Konsumterror - the terrorism of consumption, the fear of not being able to get what is on the market, the agony of being last in line: to be part of the social life."
“And when the groove is dead and gone”: The End of Jacksonism - Mark Fisher
[in The Resistible Demise Of Michael Jackson ed. Mark Fisher]