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chanting around furnaces…

… The Holocaust. here we have one lesson we can learn from Auschwitz. The Holocaust taught us what man can be. When man alone is permitted to decide how to live his life, the product may be either a saint … Continue reading

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complicity in discourtesy

In his seminal work “Obedience to Authority” published in 1974, Stanley Milgram addressed this human capacity to abide passively and without protest in the face of heinous cruelty and blatant deception. Crucially, Milgram wrote: “There is always some element of … Continue reading

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blue dog gone-its

Throwing around the Nazi word with little regard. Almost as a metaphor for a Hitler style rant on jews and blacks. Is this Obama’s Southern Strategy. What kind of meat is being fed to the Blue Dogs? Licking the bowl … Continue reading

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steampunk yasser: his gabriel’s horns

Thrift shops. Goodwill stores. It’s amazing what you can find there if you dig hard enough and reach into the bottom of the bargain bin or the pay by weight baskets. Of course sensationalism. TheĀ  news report does not explain … Continue reading

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junk culture & creative destruction: open or closed playground

Citizenship and delinquency. Is destruction creative? Our capitalist system, the system, or ideology of markets is based on the the idea of creative destruction. The implication is that juvenile delinquents, the innately violent and destructive may have the necessary attributes … Continue reading

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teenage wasteland: alpha female

The degree to which children harbor seriously violent fantasies is well known for some time. From Golding’s Lord of the Flies, to Freud, to Heinrich Hoffman to everyday experience among children, their inability in many cases to sublimate the kill … Continue reading

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what price freedom?

A holocaust industry. That god works in mysterious ways seems to be a pretty lame excuse. Forget faith. It was always about the covenant. Trust. The special relationship direct to the throne without intermediary. A misplaced belief? Yahweh simply wasn’t … Continue reading

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guess whose coming to dinner?

Does our modern society indicative of a lowering of human freedom and a degradation of the environment or does our science charged culture represent an emancipation from primitive conflict and ignorance? … From an article on researching authenticity and populism. … Continue reading

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marching to the tin drum

If one looks into the abyss , can you be able to hold the stare? To test the strength of he gaze? Or, as Nietzsche said, will the abyss look back at you and in that case who will flinch … Continue reading

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passively complicit outrage

There are a number of near non-resolvable dilemmas that artists face in representing the holocaust in their creations. It addition to contributing a broader and profound understanding of the complexities of this tragedy, there are other considerations such as whether … Continue reading

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