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love it or hate it: bullshit matters

Posted in art, conservatives, democrats, enviro-marxists, liberals, media, Trump on May 20, 2019 by Word-Drum

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Instead of thinking that there are two sides in American politics: Left and Right, perhaps it’s simply…

those that HATE BULLSHIT

and those that LIKE IT.

It’s only a theory.

It could be that BULLSHIT LOVERS are lost in the wonderful world of entertainment. Where everything and everyone are phony. The biggest phonies, are the best actors.

Bullshit attracts Liberal/Commies like moths to a flame.

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How many disaster movies begin with Global Warming being the cause of global disaster? Too many, because the Left are not really that creative. And Climate Change is some FIRST CLASS BULLSHIT.

I am not saying that the project of the Left, which is spread by talk of Socialism, Climate Change and Identity Politics, is bullshit. The project, which is strangely connected to Globalism (strange that Marxists have aliened with Capitalists) is serious. It’s no joke that the rest of us are merely cogs or obstacles for the current and future supercharged Ruling Class.

Shining light on things, something conservatives would like to see in the media, seems reasonable. But you don’t get rich and famous by doing that. Millions of people tune in to the MSM with the human desire to be informed. They are taken advantage of by wealthy connected players that make a very good living on ad revenues and B.S.

TRUTH IS BEAUTY AND BEAUTY IS TRUTH still applies to those of us who are repelled by B.S. We don’t like it in politics or art. We know ART IS A LIE, but it’s supposed to make you see the truth, not obscure it.

A great musician that I knew and studied with once old me that when I play “Don’t Bullshit.” It’s a subjective judgement, but it means something to me.

I never cared much for politicians speechifying even as a young liberal. After my foray into politics as a political organizer on the campus of Columbia University, I remained quite radical and thought Clinton too moderate. But I saw that he was a first-class bullshitter and people loved it. He was better than the evil Republicans, so his method was working. Power is the goal of both sides. It’s the reasons for victory that are so different between conservatives and progressives. Clinton was good, but Obama was the greatest.(bullshitter)

We like Trump’s honesty and forthrightness, the Left hate it. True, he’s a showman and salesman, but he is generally on the right side and focused on the working and middle classes. That’s still in the rhetoric of the Left, but they don’t care anymore about such mundane things as living standards. And they never gave a damn about the truth.

theater of the underclass

Posted in art, economy, Internet, word-drum on July 14, 2013 by Word-Drum

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The Portal

It seems the show has come to an end. The lights go down and the audience clears the theater.

But the author remains seated in the darkened room. He wants more, but since he has written no scenes, there is nothing.

He is preoccupied with the old ‘vicissitudes of life.’ His portal only containing the old dreams of the past. Yet he will not switch it off, since at one time, it was a dream come true.

His micro-battle has been lost, but the scratches of light, poetry, and images, continued the ‘art tripping’ that started long ago.

Those pesky vicissitudes have also long plagued him, like the need to create. Why else would he live in his humble garret for eight years, in a town which had no place for him?

He didn’t have to move, unlike the earlier more adventurous years. So he stayed. When the light of his portal went dim last November, he knew he had to relocate to a big city in order to have any chance of making a living

Here’s the preoccupation: making the move.

It’s the same as it was when he tried to returned to his country ten years earlier. He only intended to stay abroad for a year. But it turned into seven. Getting back is harder than going.

The last couple of years abroad he couldn’t save money to go back to his country and have a place to live, even though that was the reason he went there.

Finally an opportunity came for a plane ticket home and a hotel room for two weeks. Through the blessing of friendship he found his way to his tower. Two and a half years later he had to leave the Magic Kingdom in Westchester. He wasn’t that young, but went West.

He landed in what he now calls Jerkwater. He has a bad attitude and can’t really be bothered with more than teaching and finding work. Politics and Jihad will have to carry on without his comment.

His fondest memory of the last eight years was the opening of the portal. With it dimming, he lost his steady job. Now each month is a race he can’t win. God or The Liberals would have no mercy on his soul.

Even the Great Obama can’t help him, because he did not help in the Transformation, but felt it wrong. The portal told the whole story.

It’s now Fear and Loathing and Leaving Las Jerkwater. Diving into a new world where tourists throw-up in the streets: sick because of drunkenness or having lost all their doe.

He never cared for the place but had to hope that he could earn enough for a studio apartment and possibly more. And one day scratch again on the portal, all he felt and knew, in a way not seen on TV.

And that’s the show. It’s all he could come up with to keep the pilot-light burning for WordPress.

If you are there in the desert where Frank and Sammy used to sing and smoke, you won’t meet him at the casino, unless he’s performing. Now days they don’t have live performers and bands, but as we enter the End Times, he hopes there will be a short Renaissance. People will want more stirring of the soul.

Even as he writes this closing scene he wonders how to manage a move. He can only pray to God and The Liberals to see his worth, and save him.

the broken circle in art

Posted in art on October 6, 2012 by Word-Drum


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Wall Street Journal:

How Capitalism Can Save Art

Camille Paglia on why a new generation has chosen iPhones and other glittering gadgets as its canvas.

Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s.

Yet work of bold originality and stunning beauty continues to be done in architecture, a frankly commercial field. Outstanding examples are Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, Rem Koolhaas’s CCTV headquarters in Beijing and Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatic Center for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

What has sapped artistic creativity and innovation in the arts? Two major causes can be identified, one relating to an expansion of form and the other to a contraction of ideology.

Painting was the prestige genre in the fine arts from the Renaissance on. But painting was dethroned by the brash multimedia revolution of the 1960s and ’70s. Permanence faded as a goal of art-making.

But there is a larger question: What do contemporary artists have to say, and to whom are they saying it? Unfortunately, too many artists have lost touch with the general audience and have retreated to an airless echo chamber. The art world, like humanities faculties, suffers from a monolithic political orthodoxy—an upper-middle-class liberalism far from the fiery antiestablishment leftism of the 1960s. (I am speaking as a libertarian Democrat who voted for Barack Obama in 2008.)

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