Monday, May 31, 2010

Mikser 2010: An Exposition of Totalitarian Coporate Fascism Disguised As Alternative Arts Festival

Corruption in art is nothing new in history. The well known artists during the Italian Renaissance such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci were sponsored by the leading merchant families of Florence and Venice. By the 20th Century, art fell under the control of leading corporate players such as John D. Rockefeller. The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York was created by Rockefeller in order to tame art and exclude radical critical art from the mainstream viewing public. Today, MOMA is still owned and controlled by the Rockefeller family.
Over the past 15 years, the penetration of multinational corporations over all forms of art from visual to the performing arts have come under the control of corporate monopolies. The past 15 years, the world has entered into an era of Totalitarian Capitalism. In the words of the American New Wave band Devo, we are living under a “Corporate Feudal State.” The contemporary Serbian philosopher Duci Simonovic writes that capitalism today is totalitarian in so much as it seeks to bring all spheres of live be it social, political and cultural under total control in order “to bring the masses into the spiritual orbit of capitalism.”

Mikser 2010 was not simply the latest in the banal line of corporate sponsored festivals. Billed mostly as a design expo showcasing Serbian designers, it was in fact an exposition of totalitarian corporate fascism. Mikser was actually a geo-political experiment to reveal the political reality of Western hegemony in order to see how the public would react. In one neat and complete package, Mikser revealed conclusively that we live under a global totalitarian corporate fascist military dictatorship.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lech Kacynski: A Political Post Morten

Why is a man respected when he’s dead?

Shouldn’t that respect be given to the living instead?

-Mystic Revelation of Rastafari

The hypocrisy of the media and world leaders is seldom more venal than when a head of state or prime minister deceases. This was most recently on display after the President of Poland Lech Kaczynski along with nearly the entire Polish political leadership died in a plane crash in Russia last month. Tributes of praise came from the Presidents of the United States and France as well as the German Chancellor. Typically, the media echoed the chorus of praise without analyzing the life and politics of Kaczynski. This follows the same modus operandi followed when other leading politicians have died. In 2008, following the death of Austrian fascist politician Joerg Haider, the entire Austrian political establishment gushed over Haider. The western media glossed over Haider’s fascist politics, his racism and xenophobia, as well as his open admiration for Adolph Hitler. Of course, when former American President Ronald Reagan died during the past decade, the American media not only praised Reagan as the greatest President ever but by doing so intimidated any voices of dissent from openly dissecting his wretched legacy.


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Derailment: EU Train Wrecks Begin In Earnest

Greece is the first train on the EU railway to have derailed. The EU has frantically assembled a hasty 700 Billion Euro rescue package for the country partly underwritten by the IMF. The problem is that before the Greek wreckage can be cleared and sorted out, a number of trains are rambling along those same rickety rails without breaks. The Iberian Local carrying the dual carriages of Spain and Portugal is speeding along on the same rail line of the Greek wreck. Spain and Portugal have had their bond ratings reduced to Junk status by Moody’s as well as Standard and Poor’s.


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