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American style democracy — “by the people” — was founded by rebels oriented to (building a society around) the truth of man, and freeing themselves from British tyranny. But today’s rebels for democracy (diversity, inclusion, equality), guided by Marxist thought, are rebelling against truth itself, and making a mess of themselves and society.

The problems of the status quo can’t be fixed by the wreckers of the status quo.

StreetArt-July4,2020Woodside, NY – July 4, 2020

Black Moldification (BLM) = racists demanding ‘justice,’ enslaving black people with (Marxist) excremental thought, diminishing rather than enhancing their dignity.

 

The involvement of Democrat leaders in the recent assaults on American society, should make it easy for non-Democrats to prevail in November. Recent (June) polling in Pennsylvania shows Trump with a 4% point lead over Biden — after trailing him there earlier in the year.

DCProtesters2The murder and mayhem in the US, can be traced back to the miseducation in American higher education, and the lessons of still-in-vogue Marxist instructors like Herbert Marcuse, who professed: “Nothing is ‘real’ which does not sustain itself in existence, in a life and death struggle with the situations and conditions of its existence.” And “identity is only the continuous negation of inadequate existence.” (Reason and Revolution, 1941)

Dialectical ‘transformation’ doesn’t support human dignity nor does it lead to peace — because it is inherently untruthful and therefore unjust — history has shown that to be true.

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One day the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was delivering new paintings to her dealer Edith Halpert, when Halpert exclaimed: “Another flower, Georgia?” To which O’Keeffe replied: “No, it’s my ass.” Perhaps O’Keeffe was prescient in anticipating the metaphysical and literal black hole of American society, as seen in Superbowl LIV (from the twerking halftime performers to the Snickers selfiesiders) and the Iowa Caucuses. But for O’Keeffe, the ‘black spot’, as she called it, was also womb-like — with life, not death, having the last word.

Artwork: Georgia O’Keeffe, 1947

NASA-VideoApollo11NASA-VideoApollo11bOriginal NASA videotape of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, to be sold at Sotheby’s.

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OKeeffe-NBOkeeffe-NB2Art aficionados in the NY/Boston area might enjoy an excursion to the New Britain (CT) Museum of American Art, to see The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, which closes on June 2.

If post-modern art is about self-expression through performance art (selfies on instagram), then O’Keeffe can be seen as one of its progenitors.

MemorialDay19On this Memorial Day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and also those architects of American foreign policy (from TR to Bolton) over the years who acted badly — using the US military in wrongheaded ways, and destroying countless lives — while bankrupting the nation and making the world more peace-less.

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“Why had the devil been allowed to walk among us unchallenged, poisoning hearts and minds until it was too late?” Immaculee Ilibagiza, “Left To Tell” (Hay House, 2006)

On this the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, one can see similarities to the way people were educated (deformed) in Rwanda, in the years leading up to the genocide, and the way many Americans are being deformed and filled with resentment today.

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StreetArt19StreetArt19aThis is America.

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Vote18aWatched slack-jawed in Woodside as a ‘translator’ — in the voting booth — tried to show/tell a young (newly arrived) voter who to vote for.

Republican victories today, seemed more a rebuke of progressives run amok than an embrace of the repugnant Trump.

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StreetArt2018America’s leaders are loath to protect against, or even acknowledge, the ill-effects of wireless radiation on the unborn (and born).

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Father'sDay18Since the French Revolution, succeeding generations have been intent on questioning, even demolishing paternal authority (fatherhood) — especially Heavenly Fatherhood — with the result being an epic crisis of identity.

MemorialDayChipperAlso, on Memorial Day we recall the the innocent victims of American ‘justice.’

Roth“Is it me? Is it me  Me Me Me! It has to be me—but is it!” Philip Roth, The Conversion Of the Jews (1959)

Philip Roth (1933-2018) made identity issues — particularly Jewish identity — the centerpiece of his oeuvre, and with it behavior that ultimately undid the ‘self’ he sought to achieve.

Many of the disgraced men in recent times followed Roth’s notions of freedom.

 

RockefellerCollectionRockefellerCollection-AntiquesRockefellerRockefeller2Those interested in antique (brown) furniture, might find some deals among the Rockefeller Collection — with sales going on at Christie’s through May 11.

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TimesSquare04-18Would that the American people had confronted their government’s wicked intervention (and calls for regime change) in Syria, starting in 2011. That once beautiful country has been destroyed by American made weapons. The fact that the U.S. has been allied with Great Britain, in pulverizing Iraq and Syria, is not making America great again. Whatever claim the U.S. might have on greatness came when the U.S. was resisting Great Britain not supporting her.

How viable is a ‘beacon of democracy’ when the people lose control of their government, but more importantly of themselves?

 

NYIAS18cWill to power and the road to hell — no future in that. The better way is to align one’s will, not with demonic possession but with the divine will.

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ChuckCloseIt was announced that the National Gallery Of Art, in Washington, is cancelling an upcoming exhibition of works by American artist Chuck Close, over ‘inappropriate behavior.’

Allowing the show to go on might have been more constructive and instructive, with recent revelations helping to better contextualize Mr. Close’s meditations on identity.

 

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riflemanHamletIt’s become fashionable for ‘elite’ schools in the U.S. to dump Shakespeare from their curriculum, and with it the lessons to avoid bad behavior and tragic-waste outcomes (To be rather than not to be). But judging by the way things are (not), most parents and teachers didn’t get those lessons either.

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NapaFiresStatus quo for the California wine industry has been shown in recent days to be unsustainable. But, hopefully Route #29 and the heart of Napa Valley can be saved from the enveloping flames — with their wines going on to be part of ennobled rather than debased living.

WoodsideMost scientists and theologians would agree that the dominant forces in the cosmos are moving to unfold and gather-up creation (“That all may be one”). Perhaps it can be said that Columbus was an instrument of Providence in the progress of humankind. As things expand they also come together. In the realm of human affairs progress has led to civilizations being born. For civilization to succeed (rather than devolving into nothingness) people need to participate in the common good and truth itself, which includes being grateful for one’s existence.

TrumpProtesters092617bTrumpProtesters092617Back in 1916, at the height of World War I, Dadaism sought to replace any kind of rational order with the irrational, and radical politics sought to rapidly usher in a ‘new world’ (where presumably all would flourish) led by themselves. As a result, the anti-art movement and progressive (phallic) politics, built on nihilism, have produced a nation where government “by and with the consent of the people” is all but impossible because ‘the people’ have become absurd — choosing to collapse their colony and themselves (not just their government) out of righteousness and malevolence.

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POTUSMany who voted for Trump did so because they thought he was less wicked — and less sick than HRC. But his rhetoric at the UN today told a different story.

In various jobs over the years, HRC’s actions contributed to the destruction of millions of lives, Mr. Trump appears determined to do follow suit.

StreetArt2017i“If you don’t hire me I will f_ck you up. If you hire me I will f_ck you up. If you fire me I will really f-ck you up!”

Black leaders and activists continue to terrorize American society by seeking to advance black people (through fear and intimidation) — by being bad rather than by being good, by taking rather than by giving. A recent example of this can be seen in efforts by activists, politicians, and judges to get unqualified persons (of color) into the FDNY.

The beautiful spirit that one associates with American black people is being gutted by materialist leaders seeking power and progress at the expense character.

RAW17The American way of activism — featuring individuals in despair, driven by a peculiar admixture of aims, seeking justice (vengeance) and identity in their struggle for rights, while at the same time rebelling against truth and life itself — was on full display in the fulminations of opposing, yet similar, rebel groups in Charlottesville.

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LatinAmericanArtGeorgeTookerGeorgiaO'Keeffe-PotFeathersWith Latin America dominating the American art scene, two works by American artists George Tooker and Georgia O’Keeffe, being sold at Christie’s and Sotheby’s today, are especially noteworthy.

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