As the historic Four Seasons Restaurant began auctioning off its modernist stuff, ahead of its July 29 closing, the bar remained open allowing auction-goers a last call.
Those seeking to lead the U.S., and those seeking to tear her down, are joined by their inability to be truthful. Past progress and accomplishment in America came at the hands of people who were less untruthful than today’s leaders.
“The fine arts once divorcing themselves from truth are quite certain to fall mad, if they do not die.” Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
The perpetrators in Nice, Dallas, and Baton Rouge, far from being fringe, are manifesting their country’s sick spirit.
“Vous avez mis le doigt dessus.”
Visitors to The Morgan Museum and Library today inspected Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver, a painting believed to be Rembrandt’s first masterpiece.
Performance art, elaborating on notions of reality and identity in a Hopperesque world of locked-up selves, projected and augmented by terabytes of data (images), split screens and refracted backgrounds, can be found in cities and towns throughout the U.S. — but is done especially well by Bridgman/Packer Dance, with Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer, premiering (in New York): Voyeur and Remembering What Never Happened — July 13, 14, 16 at the Sheen Center.
The inflamed and untruthful way many in the Press have covered/commented on recent police shootings in the US has likely added to ignorance, hatred and the body count — but maybe that’s the idea.
There is a long history in America of disinformation being used to mislead people into war.
Black Lives Matter is part of a Black Power movement bent more on domination and destruction, than true justice and peace. Presented as an attempt to reform policing, the movement is really an attack on order and “whiteness” itself.
The virulent agitators of America’s Black Power movement are not unlike the Bolsheviks that started the Russian Revolution, with American presidents supporting both movements.
Given the mindset of many black leaders, there is no reason to believe the Black Power Movement will be any less deadening than Bolshevism, and its aftermath.