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Raymond Depardon, Glasgow, 1980.
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Raymond Depardon, Glasgow, 1980.
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Anonymous said: What is fascism? Im serious, I want you scientific definition of fascism.
I’m not a scientist or an academic, so I don’t have a scientific definition of fascism.
As far as I’m concerned, fascism is first and foremost anti-working class and anti-revolutionary. It started out as a movement, backed by rich industrialists, that wanted to smash communists, anarchists and trade unionists and it’s still that way.
Fascists seem to find great value in vague values like ‘the nation’ and ‘national identity’. Sacrificing yourself for the glory of the nation and all that nonsene.
Whereas I have no desire whatsoever to go kill other people in other countries for the interests of the rich fuckers at the head of my country.
So basically, fascism is the ruling class’ ‘stick behind the door’, to be used when the powers that be feel threatened.
(this is my own, current, possibly-way-too-broad, admittedly/’objectively’ ill-educated, ‘academic’(in the style of the academies) guess)
that the fascist system tendencies…
(divined from: the approved violence( eg. starvation, aggressive/expansionist wars, systematic ostracization and forcably removing groups of people from their homes, mass murder, judgements based on arbitrary characteristics of individuals, and other ways of enacting devastatingly cruel treatment of human beings),entailing the collective notion (spoken or unspoken) of cultural “purity” existing in opposition to “contamination” by The Other)
…easily emerge where systems start to place or cement barriers defining who(seen as What(object/Agent)) will be effectively rewarded for their service against the designated Other, and who(seen as What(object/Other)) will not be fed, sheltered, loved, or respected.
i am providing this broad template definition to support and expand the historical definition above.
Though the conclusion i have reached here can only be considered as my personal opinion, since i cannot at this point in time provide any exacting secondary reference that is both so broad, so blatant/brief and so loose;
it is nonetheless intended to reflect the impression that I have received over my lifetime, through incomplete but broad theoretical reading and interpretation of the terms in application, of a possibly/probably crucial aspect of how the fascistic system, such as those systems that are historically referred to as Fascist, manifests through time.
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Antoine Cordet is a self-taught artist painter working and living in Paris. Cordet only paints in acrylic by using brushes, fingers, but also knives and sandpaper. He tries try to introduce in his portraits the readability and the vibration by giving as many layers as possible. His work has been the subject of several group and solo exhibitions in France, Japan and USA.
it’s the splurged glorified tru-white that feels most unsettling about these sexc pix
do you think it is reactionary of me to say so
is it ok yet to risk being accused of arbitrary reactionary-ism when you’re both regarding and framing the statement as a fucking reaction, and you have no fucking social capital from which your statement could emerge as a reproduction-ordained/ hegemonic/ inheritable/ ideologically-sanctioned “objective truth” to be incorporated by active power structures
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"You are always very elegant, Mr. Paponat. Give me the address of your tailor and I shall tell Croniamantal about it."
"Quite useless, he would not use it," said Paponat laughing. "But tell me now, what are the women wearing this year? I have just come from Italy and I am not in touch with things. Please tell me all about it."
"This year," began Tristouse, "the modes are very bizarre and familiar, simple and yet full of fantasy. All material belonging to the difference processes of Nature may now enter into the composition of a woman’s costume. I have seen a robe made of cork. It was certainly as good as the charming evening gowns of towel which created such a rage at premiéres. A great couturier is thinking of launching tailor-made costumes of the backs of old books, bound in calf. Charming! All literary women will want to wear it, and one can approach them and whisper into their ears under the guise of reading the titles of the books. Fish-skeletons are also worn much with hats. You may see delightful young girls, very often, wearing cloaks à la Saint-Jacques de Compostelle; their costume, so it is said, is starred with Saint Jacques shells. Porcelain, stone work and china have suddenly taken an important place in the sartorial art. These materials are worn in belts, on hat-pins, etc.; I have had the good luck to see an adorable reticule all made of the glass eyes that occultists use. Feathers are used not only to decorate hats with, but shoes, gloves, and next year they will even be used with umbrellas. Shoes are being made of Venetian glass and hats out of Bohemian crystal. Not to mention oil-painted gowns, highly coloured woolens, and robes bizarrely spotted with ink. In the Spring many will wear dresses made of puffed gold leaf, with pleasant shapes, giving lightness and distinction. Our aviatrices will wear nothing else. For the races there will be the hat made of toy balloons, about twenty at a time being used, giving a luxuriant effect, and very diverting explosions from time to time. The mussel-shell will be worn on slippers. And note that they are beginning to dress with living animals. I met a woman who wore on her hat at least twenty birds: canaries, goldfinches, robins, held by a string tied to their feet, all singing at the top of their voices and flapping their wings. The headdress of an ambassadress, ever since the last Neuilly fair is made up of a coil of about thirty snakes. "For whom are those snakes that hiss overhead?" asked the little Roumanian attaché with his Dacian accent, who was supposed to be quite a ladies’ man. I forgot to tell you that last Wednesday I saw a lady on the boulevards with a ruff having little mirrors laid together and pasted to the material. In the sunlight the effect was sumptuous. One might have thought it a gold mine on a promenade. Later it began to rain and the lady resembled a silver mine. Nutshells make pretty buttons, especially if they are interspersed with filberts. A robe embroidered with coffee grains, cloves, cloves of garlic, onions, and bunches of raisins, is proper to wear when visiting. Fashion is becoming practical and no longer spurns any object, but ennobles all. It does for these things what romanticists do with words."
"Thank you," said Paponat, "you have given me a great deal of information and told it charmingly."
"You are too kind," replied Tristouse.
—Guillaume Apollinaire, The Poet Assassinated
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A firebombing attack last night (assumed to be fascist) in Hamburg killed 3 asylum seekers (a woman and 2 children) and injured 20. This comes after weeks of huge protests by asylum seekers, anarchists, and others defending squatted social centers and houses in the city from eviction.
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Keith Tyson, Nature Painting, 2005 (via blastedheath)
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