Governance through Demons and Vampires on Spin (Part #1)
Although seemingly ridiculous as a characteristic belief of the marginalized, interest in vampires continues to develop. Metaphorically "vampirism" continues to be applied in the assessment of certain strategic agendas, notably by those on the left -- and especially by the marginalized.
The following exploration endeavours to scope out the extent to which civilization has been drawn into a mode of governance that might usefully be described metaphorically as vampirism. Such an exploration is potentially a useful alternative framework against which to assess meetings of the G8 and other global agenda-setting gatherings. They may increasingly bear a strong resemblance to Roman Polanski's classic Bal des Vampires [more]. This concern is effectively expressed, as Director of Campaigns and Policy at War on Want, by John Hilary (Bloodsuckers' Summit: why the left should rendezvous with G8 in Gleneagles, June 2005).
There is a curious symmetry to the perception of vampirism in contemporary culture. On the one hand the world's elites tend to be labelled as "vampires" and "bloodsuckers" by the political left -- speaking on behalf of the marginalized victims of policies developed and supported by those elites. On the other hand, those perceiving themselves to be most socially alienated from modern society, the Goths, personally identify themselves as vampires embodying and symbolizing their isolation.e Goths, personally identify themselves as vampires embodying and symbolizing their isolation.