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StreetArt18uFairness, Inclusion, Rights, Equality

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.

HopperTShirtDenneis Hopper T-shirt, available at Hayward House, NYC.

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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