ghostrightsactivist

ghostrightsactivist:

scalesofperception:

Colosses | Fabrice Fouillet | Via

Statues are often idealized works of art. They are ideological, political or religious representations and attempt to turn their subjects into fascinating, eternal figures. Even when erected to keep alive the memory of a single person, a statue that lasts many generations will eventually establish itself as a symbol for the community. 

Statues are even more influential when they are monumental. An edifice can be said to be monumental when it is unusual, extraordinary and physically imposing. It has to be abnormal — as exceptional as the political or religious power itself — and also inseparable from its symbolic aspects.

The series “Colosses” is a study of the landscapes that embrace monumental commemorative statues. 

SoP | Scale of Environments

these are so great and scary

my politics, re-iterated: In Every Municipality, A Colossus 

tsparks
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Maybe the Most Orwellian Text Message a Government’s Ever Sent | Motherboard (via new-aesthetic)

1. Wow. Fucked up but also amazing. I guess that’s how I’d describe most everything in the political-social-economic world we live in that doesn’t fall under the straight “predictable and terrifying”

2. I wasted my Christmas gift wishes on new pants and Steam wallet cards instead of what I really wanted which is for everyone to never use the word “Orwellian” ever fucking again, christ. Forget Orwell, forget him. [tries casting a spell which comes to the predicted effect of nothing]

3. “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.” is also the message God sends to my brain every morning upon re-entering human consciousness.

immolator

Anonymous asked:

Do you disagree with the idea that the "aestheticization of politics" is inherently fascist? And is this another one of those pre-ideological elements that Zizek talks about in Pervert's Guide?

immolator answered:

i think people who talk of the aesthetization of politics ignore the ways in which forms of democracy - or any ‘system’ for that matter - are essentially aestheticized. as deleuze wrote: “philosophy, art, and science are not the mental objects of an objectified brain but the three aspects under which the brain becomes subject”. those elements are intertwined and propagated within any society. there is nothing inherently fascist about that. if you want to locate the origins of the fascism it is specifically in the stories it tells.

fascism is the last attempt of liberalism, the enlightenment or any other ‘virtue’ to maintain itself against material conditions which contradict what it tries to affirm. it’s the state it rapidly degenerates into when conditions escalate. if you want to locate the origins of fascism look at the way discourse rapidly degenerates and erases talk of material conditions and contradictions.

i totally agree with zizek here. there is nothing inherently fascist about the aestheticization of politics.

ghostrightsactivist
morbi:

zephyres:

がしゃどくろ

The Gashadokuro are such a cool folklore concept.
My favorite thing is this idea that they somehow are able to silently stalk people despite being almost 100-foot tall skeletons, because no one looks up.

1) walking around New York you shake your head at the tourists gawking at tall buildings not realizing it’s actually the gargantuan skeleton shadowing you that they can’t stop staring at
2) extending on my political philosophy: A Colossus For Every Municipality. Here a death colossus, a stalker, to haunt the actual monsters in your city into their own destruction.

morbi:

zephyres:

がしゃどくろ

The Gashadokuro are such a cool folklore concept.

My favorite thing is this idea that they somehow are able to silently stalk people despite being almost 100-foot tall skeletons, because no one looks up.

1) walking around New York you shake your head at the tourists gawking at tall buildings not realizing it’s actually the gargantuan skeleton shadowing you that they can’t stop staring at

2) extending on my political philosophy: A Colossus For Every Municipality. Here a death colossus, a stalker, to haunt the actual monsters in your city into their own destruction.

fourwindsshotgun

fourwindsshotgun:

The idea that you should ally with right-wing libertarians now to dismantle the security state and make this struggle entirely separate from a socialist struggle which comes after this one is completed is so bizarre. I really don’t get where American leftists who ally themselves with r-w libertarians get their analysis of libertarianism from because it’s so shallow and inaccurate. Like are they gonna start allying themselves with neo-nazis next because they “oppose Zionism” or bombing Syria or w/e? Garbage.

fourwindsshotgun