Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thrashed Up and Down In Vienna

"Vienna is essentially an art-mill, or the biggest art-mill in the world, into which everybody leaps of their own free will.... and all the singers, actors, stage-directors, fling themselves into the mill, and down below the flour comes out.  But this process can only be kept going for so long before the flour for some reason comes out all moldy and smelly.
Once again, in this case a division of the art-mill, the, you know, theater division of the Viennese art-mill, will pulverize everything.  The good people are either struck down, or they kill themselves, they shoot themselves, hang themselves, or they are killed, shot, exiled, hanged, right[?]  Even the suicide doesn’t tie the noose he hangs himself with; rather, the director [of the play] ties the noose for the actor he wants to get rid of, or can’t put up with any longer, or what have you."
-Thomas Bernhard 1984

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Countdown To Take Off

Der Kosmonaut will soon leave Earth for new adventures through the universe. Stay Tuned!


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Quebec At War Against Totalitarian Capitalism

Getting Closer To Revolution

Nitzer Ebb

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Maple Spring

Montreal, Quebec Canada is the first serious political revolt in the West since the collapse of capitalism in 2008.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sexion d'Assaut - Paname Allons Danser

Outstanding hip-hop outfit from France. 

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

An Appeal To Help The Students and People of Quebec

Request for solidarity and support for the Legal Committee of the CLASSE

Sisters, brothers,

We write you during a dark time for democratic, human and associative rights in Quebec with the following appeal for your help and solidarity. As you have no doubt heard, the government recently enacted legislation that amounts to the single biggest attack on the right to organize and freedom of expression in North America since the McCarthy period and the biggest attack on civil and democratic rights since the enactment of the War Measures Act in 1970. Arguably, this recent law will unduly criminalize more law-abiding citizens than even McCarthy's hearings and the War Measures Act ever could.

Among other draconian elements brought forward by this law, any gathering of 50 or more people must submit their plans to the police eight hours ahead of time and must agree to any changes to the gathering's trajectory, starttime, etc. Any failure to comply with this stifling of freedom of assembly and association will be met with a fine of up to $5,000 for every participant, $35,000 for someone representing a 'leadership' position, or $125,000 if a union - labour or student - is deemed to be in charge. The participation of any university staff (either support staff or professors) in any student demonstration (even one that follows the police's trajectory and instructions) is equally punishable by these fines. Promoting the violation of any of these prohibitions is considered, legally, equivalent to having violated them and is equally punishable by these crippling fines.
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Monday, May 21, 2012

This Is Not A Love Song

Public Image Ltd.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

I'm Not In Love

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Philosophical Investigation Into Love and Hate

The following essay was written in 1995 and originally released in "The Fall of New York".

By Der Kosmonaut

Love is a peculiar emotion. Complicated and nearly impossible to describe and comprehend. Modern science and psychology are clueless on the subject. Love is something both familiar and alien at the same time. Philosophy has attempted to solve the puzzling element that seems to dictate conscious beings. Philosophy has failed to define love universally. At best, philosophers have only come up with personal interpretations limited to individual perception.

One can arrive at individual reasons why they love the things they do. I am unable to define why I love into a lump definitive reason. The origins of love are unknown. Why we love remains a mystery.

Love and objectivity are incompatible. They cancel each other. This is why science has not solved the mystery of love. For science requires astute emotional detachment. While psychology examines emotions and their motivations, it faces the grand contradiction. How can one understand emotion while being removed from it? The questions are: Is there an equation for love and if so, what is it?

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Der Kosmonaut Live At Farce Vivendi June 2011

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Introducing Grace Jones

Monday, May 14, 2012

Nihilism: From Surreality to Virtual Reality

This essay was written in 1995 and included in the original manuscript of The Fall of New York.
By Der Kosmonaut
“Our period is the period of reportage than the period of the work of art.” -Albert Camus

“Change is constant.” -La Sashika

Nostalgia has its purpose. The idea of what was with the fondness for what was. The sense of returning and capturing elements of the past. It is commonly said that the more things change the more they remain the same. This is correct and incorrect. It is true that there are essential elements of human life that remain at base withstanding the charges of evolution. However, with evolution of contemporary ages transform, create and discard superstitions, customs and philosophies of the human species.

There is a comfortable tendency to lament the present for the joys and sorrows of the past. When the decade of the 1990s established itself, we began to see the playback of all the details of the previous epoch. While we looked forward we saw the beginning of the end. It is, to be honest, an alarming sign. So alarming in fact that some view the future with cynicism, which is one of two trends of perception towards the future. The other equally alarming feature is opportunistic optimism. The former is conservatively negative. The latter is progressively negative.
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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Kein Neger, Kein Nigger Erlaubt

Bitte bitte schmutziger Neger
Bitte Neger zieht den Abzug
Neger Neger wächst es größer
Ich bin kein Neger
Ich bin kein Nigger
Ich bin kein Bimbo

Ich bin kein Nigerianer   
Ich komme aus Afrika nicht
Mein Blut fließt rot
Mein Sperma spritzt weiß
Meine Scheiße ist braun
Wie jeder habe ich ein Arschloch
Trotzdem kein Arschloch nennen kann mich einen Neger
Ich bin ein Mensch Eigenlich
Ich verlange absoluten Respekt von mir
Sicher bin Ich Schwarzer
Sicher bin Ich Amerikaner
Stimmt bin ich Weltbürger
Ich bin mehr als meine Hautfarbe
Schauen Sie weiter als das Auge reicht
Beachten Sie meine Persönlichkeit   
Höre meine Stimme
Lesen Sie meine Worte
Schließen Sie die Augen und öffnen Sie Ihren Kopf

Siehe meinen Geist
Es gibt kein Schwarz oder Weiß Geist
Sondern gibt es nur echten und unechten Geist
Wir alle müssen lernen, einander zu respektieren
-Der Kosmonaut

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Coconut Revolution

A documentary by Dom Rotheroe
To Hell with Latin America and its racism. The "progressive" governments in Latin America actually keep the masses dependent. The leaders fail to give the people the neccessary life skills to survive and be independent. Now this video shows how the indigenous people on an island off Papua New Guniea kicked out Imperialism and live a life free of capitalism, class, race and most importantly,self-sufficient. You want solutions? Check this!

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Punk Rock Anti-Love

What the Hell are you doing
Telling me that you care about my life
Because of your life?
Go away! Piss off!
Don't drag yourself into me
Don't drag me into you
You say that you love me
Me with my life that you want for yourself
You say that you want to share our lives
In reality you want me for yourself
Not for myself
Oh sure you love me
Unfortunately you don't understand that
I don't love you
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John Pilger- Gender, Class and the West's Perpetual Wars

 Journalist and film maker John Pilger addresses Post-Modernist "identity and lifestyle" politics as the lynchpins of contemporary Totalitarian Capitalism.

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Monday, May 07, 2012

Sarkozy Lost! Do The Boogie Woogie!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Aphorism Number 6

You follow the pack thinking you belong until you smell the pheromones and realise that you've been strung along.
-Der Kosmonaut

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

May Day Mayhem In Montreal

One year into Harper's Majority government, all of Canada has turned into a police state. Montreal which has 200 years of rebellion and resistance is the key battleground in the struggle against totalitarian capitalism.
The youth and students of Quebec must join and organise with the workers to overthrow the government of Jean Charest in order to form a revolutionary base in Canada. The defeat of Montreal will be the death knell of freedom and humanity world wide.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Harper Majority

Stephen Harper obtained his coveted Majority
He governs Canada with Christian morality
Away with gender equality as the Bible says women are inferior actually
Climate change is pseudo-scientific quackery
No more workers collective bargaining
Cold sores or Herpes?
Those bumps around his mouth are quite a curiosity
What's Stephen Harper's greatest quality?
Why sado-masochistic pornographic perversity, naturally
-Der Kosmonaut

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