it’s interesting to me that ppl associate forced labor with communism when you will most likely literally die if you don’t work under capitalism
Decorating a house so that it looks like it belongs in suburbia it’s a waste of time, money, effort, and resources.
Whatever forces are running my life have to be fucking with me. There’s no other explanation for this bullshit.
For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art - including the works of such artists as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko - as a weapon in the Cold War. In the manner of a Renaissance prince - except that it acted secretly - the CIA fostered and promoted American Abstract Expressionist painting around the world for more than 20 years.
The CIA also backed Iowa and creative writing MFA programs in general.
This article kind of buries and doesn’t go into the reasons why they backed abstract expressionism specifically - they quote a former CIA asshole and probably current asshole saying
It was recognised that Abstract Expression- ism was the kind of art that made Socialist Realism look even more stylised and more rigid and confined than it was. And that relationship was exploited in some of the exhibitions.
but socialist realism was not the only politically left “representational” art going at the time - the article mentions Rockefeller as a big booster of abstract expressionism; it doesn’t mention that he started doing this after he saw the Diego Rivera fresco he commissioned, freaked out, and destroyed it
basically - they saw a.e’ism happening and were like, oh, perfect, no opportunity for overt political statements here, and threw a lot of money at it.
I wonder why people continue to date people who don’t validate their feelings at all. I guess I’ve been there, so I understand, but is the human desire not to be alone that strong? I guess it was for me.
One of, if not the main reason I wan’t to move away from the idea of anarchist’s and others who struggle against hierarchies being part of the nebulous “left”, is that most of the leftests I know talk a real nice sounding game, but when shit comes down to it, they don’t want to DO anything, can’t even show up to something. Won’t even bother to post on social media even, but when you talk to them, they sound positively outraged about everything. Shennanigans.
Northwest Indiana’s solidarity with Ferguson march is tomorrw, at the corner of 13th and Broadway in Gary, starting at 6PM.
laughing at how CNN went into one of the looted businesses in Ferguson and spoke to the owner. the reporter started asking all these leading questions that were clearly setting up answers that expressed anger that their businesses were broken into.
The owner was like “actually I just want justice for Mike Brown im not worried about material things”