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-empyre- This Month on “ISIS, Absolute Terror, Performance”

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Action, Art, Death, Ego, Genocide, History, Human Rights, Ideas, Media, Middle-East, Now, Peace, Politics, Security, Shoah, Spectacle, Theater, Time, Wars, World |

For the month of November 2014, I have been invited to be one of a number of guests on this listserv of more than 1900 participants. Here is an excerpt from one of the organizers, Alan Sondheim: “The world seems to be descending into chaos of a qualitatively different dis/order, one characterized by terror, massacre, absolutism. Things are increasingly out of control, and this chaos is a kind of ground-work itself – nothing beyond a scorched earth policy, but more of the same. What might be a cultural or artistic response to this? How does one deal with this psychologically, when every day brings new horrors? Even traditional analyses seem to dissolve in the absolute terror that seems to be daily increasing. … we want less political analysis or politics for that matter, and more, a form of personal/cultural testimony that is rarely written. What of anguish? What of inconceivable torture? What of a planet tending wildly towards overpopulation, extinctions, local wars, starvations, all producing despair, breakdown, anomie? In other words – how does one sleep at night?… the very absence of discussion in general, about the interiority of absolute violence, opens the subject up here.” PLEASE JOIN IN […]

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Contre-histoire de la philosophie: Hannah Arendt, Hans Jonas & Günther Anders

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Antisemitism, Books, France, Genocide, History, Idées, Jewish, Juif, Media, Middle-East, Politics, Popular, Shoah, Spectacle, Women |

Apparemment Onfray aime trop souvent simplifier pour “engager son public” – c’est bien dommage… Quelque fois cela peut-être utile, mais c’est un couteau à deux tranchants! Malgré une manière désastreuse d’épouser beaucoup trop vite les théories d’Hannah Arendt sur la “collaboration Juive” au Holocauste*, merci beaucoup pour la (ma) découverte de Günther Anders (cf. English bio by Harold Marcuse) et à quel point la critique de Guy Debord dans La Société du Spectacle s’inspirerait d’Anders, une critique décisive de la culpabilité de Heidegger, et le rappel que philosophie et vie ne devraient faire qu’un. (Lanzmann: “La première chose face à une catastrophe pareille, c’est l’humilité.”) – Liens Audio […]

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Banksy’s October New York Guerilla Fiesta

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Afri, Art, Asia, Care, Death, Education, Food, Galleries, Hispanic, Human Rights, Humor, Ideas, Media, Mystery, NON, Objects, Peace, Poet, Politics, Racism, Sights, Spectacle, Teach, Text, Time, US, World, Youth |

At the edges of the art world and its fetishisation, and banking on it. Make sure you check out The Sirens of the Lambs. & a summary of some of Banksy’s work (“guerilla art”) at the very bottom of the page – BETTER OUT THAN IN – October 2013 – An Artists Residency on the Streets of New York – All pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside. Paul Cézanne – Consists of Excerpts from Banksy’s Site (mostly).[…]

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Against the Luxury of Tradition

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Care, Eco, Food, Health, History, Human Rights, Humor, Ideas, iOS, Media, Peace, Politics, Spectacle, World, Youth |

RUSSELL BRAND: … We have become prisoners of comfort in the absence of meaning…. Apathy is a rational reaction to a system that no longer represents, hears or addresses the vast majority of people. A system that is apathetic, in fact, to the needs of the people it was designed to serve…. Capitalism is not real; it is an idea. America is not real; it is an idea that someone had ages ago. Britain, Christianity, Islam, karate, Wednesdays are all just ideas that we choose to believe in and very nice ideas they are, too, when they serve a purpose. These concepts, though, cannot be served to the detriment of actual reality… In 2013 (another made-up imaginary concept) we cannot afford to giggle, drivel and burp like giant, pube-covered babies about quaint, old-fashioned notions like nation, capitalism and consumerism simply because it’s convenient for the tiny, greedy, myopic sliver of the population that those outmoded ideas serve … the institutions that have to be fastidiously kept in place to maintain this duplicitous order: propaganda, police, media, lies. Now is the time to continue the great legacy of the left, in harmony with its implicit spiritual principles. Time may only be a human concept and therefore ultimately unreal, but what is irrefutably real is that this is the time for us to wake up…

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