The difficulty about anything that isn’t deemed presentable for the mainstream is that it is difficult to come across. It’s usually down to simple economics – those with the money want to keep the money – hence it being hard to break through unless you can break into this monetary circle. The more maligned thinking is that society is never encouraged to think, never encouraged to break away from the masses; democracy is a shallow concept when there is no actual choice.
Marlene Dumas is an artist that is not palatable to a mainstream audience (probably due to her subject matter), but her paintings make you think. I can look at a Turner and appreciate at what a fantastic technical accomplished artist he is, but Dumas makes you question as a cold chill creeps across the back of your neck.
Following on from my last post, social media can never replicate the emotions that you feel when looking at certain art, simply because they are difficult to put into words. The Guardian describe it as ‘Bold, graphic and disturbing’ but thats only because it’s art – if she hadn’t ticked the right boxes they would probably describe it as sick, perverse and offensive – but thats just the fickle Guardian for their middle class readership.
With music, film, politics, literature and art – it’s very difficult to come across anything that has not had the leading authorities put their filter on what is deemed acceptable for society. Anyone who pushes the boundaries is usually classed as an enemy of the state and all that is good and pure, and all forces of the law are used to prohibit anyone witnessing it.
To Be Kind……….Viva L’anarchie………
We’ve all fucked up, some worse than others, but after a couple of weeks things usually blew over and you could show your face again but no more for those who live their life life though virtual society. Satire is dead; it doesn’t work when it has to be explained; poignant statements can know be misconstrued for offensive / ‘ist’ behaviour, and the more you protest the deeper you dig. Conversation is dead as every sentence becomes a statement – emotions are useless unless it can be displayed with varying symbols.
What the Fuck – how do I put my head is in a complete mess with a colan, full stop and asterix.
Mental illness aside, interaction is required to stop the world becoming sterile; convenience, laziness and apathy are the new mantra’s, but there is no escape – you are surrounded with a 24/7/365 culture in which any mistake can be highlighted, magnified and ruin relationships, families, and careers.
Cyberspace and the use of algorithms has made it virtually (sic) impossible to get away with anything; any out of place comment (even to 20 friends) can suddenly be worldwide news, or news enough to fuck about with your life permanently. Programmes scour the internet looking for any celebrity, politician, notable news, that the ‘gossip’ society can’t wait to publish. It’s no wonder no-one votes anymore, politicians are so fucking boring unless they are have sex scandals, drug abuse and other favs but then do you want them running a country.
Corporate internet firms can go further and gradually guide your life by forcing certain information to the forefront of your online time, subliminally showing what to wear, say and how to act.
In about 10 years we will probably see the first of ‘Facebook’ trials, as some smart teenager sues his parents for invading their privacy by having their life full documented on Facebook. Why do people feel the need to share their world with other people, without actually interacting with them. Society and community were first eroded by capitalism and greed, but now it’s compounded with a virtual reality that isn’t quite. Social dysfuntionality will become the new ‘actual’ reality before anyone actually noticed.
To go forward we need to go backward – the virtual hegemony must be appropriated.
To Be Kind………..viva L’anarchie
A scorpion asks a frog to carry him over a river. The frog is afraid of being stung during the trip, but the scorpion argues that if it stung the frog, both would sink and the scorpion would drown. The frog agrees and begins carrying the scorpion, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both. When asked why, the scorpion points out that this is its nature.
Why are people really surprised?
To Be Kind………..Viva L’anarchie
I can understand most history revisionists, as things are not always as they seemed at the time, but Holocaust Deniers – the survivors, the witnesses, the film evidence what is there not believe?
May it never happen again.
To Be Kind……………… Viva Lanarchie……….
Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras has vowed to renegotiate Greece’s bailout, but has confirmed Greece will remain in Europe, in the first real left party to come to power for decades.
If only History will repeat itself and Greece present the rest of Europe with a big wooden horse; a trojan; either hollow sculpture or virus, I hope that the Greek desire for leftist government spreads throughout Europe and will eventually reach our shores.
As the Tories want one man and his dog to enter the debate perhaps the public will finally understand that there no longer have the country’s interest at heart – only in maintained the status quo.
Change is not only required but needed urgently.
To Be Kind……..Viva L’anarchie………
We all no Tory’s are fucking selfish cunts, but it is spreading. There is a selfish generation, that whilst they support all good causes, they don’t want anything new in their area. No new schools, no regeneration, unless it is to make space for farmer’s markets or ‘street food'; only things that will improve the perceived quality of their life NOW.
As the population grows, more facilities are needed to create a brighter future for our children and our children children. The difficulty is space, where can things be built, and what is actually acceptable. Most, with their NO petitions don’t actually have good enough reasons that aren’t simply selfish and don’t envisage the potential good that may come of them. Most the time these people just scare monger and don’t actually have facts.
Society is changing and your area needs to change with it; there is no good to come from harbouring romantic visions of the past, things have moved on and we need to move with them. Next time a petition comes your way to prevent a school being built, or proposal for new business venture, don’t think about how yourself or the present think about whether your area needs it in 10 or 20 years. Think of the positives that it will have for the many and not the disruption from the few. Most areas need more schools, affordable housing, more social care, and new businesses. Embrace what could be and not what was.
Remember we have a responsibility for our future generations.
Once I was young and impulsive
I wore every conceivable pin
Even went to the socialist meetings
Learned all the old union hymns
But I’ve grown older and wiser
And that’s why I’m turning you in
So love me, love me, love me, I’m a liberal
To Be Kind……….viva L’anarchie
So you’ve booked an expensive birthday party to please little Johnny, but one of his friends don’t show. The INSOLENCE, THE DISRESPECT, THE ADDITIONAL COST…..a quick invoice later and yin has its yang, harmony is restored.
Apart from now it is national news.
What appalling behaviour to invoice someone for not turning up, quite right all the upper/middle class parents are thinking, the working class parents will never accept an invitation again and the children just hold their heads in their hands in complete embarrassment and disbelief.
Little Johnny grows up rocking in a corner forever known as the boy that started the party invoice!
I have attached a ready made invoice so you can alienate yourself and your family from all the decent people in the world.
To Be Kind…..Viva L’anarchie
Not one paper in this country has shown any of the ‘offensive’ cartoons, even the serious papers. The tabloids are quick to show celebrities indiscretions and naked bodies, shouting out immigration and spineless politicians but none of them will print a cartoon that is readily available on the inter web.
Britain likes the idea of free speech but only speech that we think won’t offend anybody or risk not selling papers, and that is the crux……selling papers. If the majority of British public were not obsessed with reality TV and the colour of the sofa of some wife of a second division footballer, perhaps we may have a more challenging press. Did she burn the cakes on purpose, OMG he said negro (what did you really expect of a 71 year old!)
Most people don’t want the truth and the most radical they get is nodding to the child like opinions of Owen Jones and applauding Julie Burchill at her ‘cutting’ commentaries in The Guardian – Love me I’m a Liberal paper. Every paper has its stereotype and the paper delivers what their readership, none wants to be shocked and potentially offended over their breakfast.
The press should print the truth and not simple be a vehicle to create profit for their shareholders.
Throughout the centuries millions of deaths were a result of religion –
You don’t believe HERESY…DIE –
You don’t agree….. HERESY……..DIE………
Not a lot has changed
EQUALITY FOR WOMEN……..FATWA………DIE
Whether it is killing, molesting children, bombing innocent people, suppressing freedoms or simply protecting their own institutions and power, religion is not only a dangerous weapon due to the millions of mindless sheep out there but science has proven most of the ‘facts’ that religion state are actually wrong, and didn’t actually happen.
Why does all religion want to regress and oppress society?
I have no problem with people having faith in whatever they want to believe in be it a god, muhammad, an elephant, narcissism, greed or money AS LONG AS IT DOESN”T INTERFERE IN ANYBODY ELSE”S RIGHT TO LIVE AND BREATHE. If you are going to create a doctrine and have millions of people follow it, why not create one that doesn’t judge, doesn’t dictate and doesn’t kill……..oh wait there is one….
To Be Kind…..Viva L’anarchie