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“M” 2013

photo by G. Nikolakopoulos

What makes a univocal society of desire demonstrate a
turnover to populism? Well not a universal one but watching the news somebody
could easily think “they all are fascists over there”

I am wondering who isn’t though?

What does this term stand for?

Is it a political theory ?

I recall Anti-Oedipus authored by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Oedipus

In the preface edited by Michel Foucault in a few lines one can comprehend the deeper schizophrenia of capitalism which could be
entitled as the actual core of absolutism

…“fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing
that dominates and exploits us.”…
(1)

 

On the other hand a film by Fritz Lang. The “M” released in 1931.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M_(1931_film)

The scene of Beckert’s
monologue in the kangaroo court set by “the people” unveils the reality, as
later on is concentrated in Elsie’s mother phrase “All of you”…

We all are responsible
for such demonstrations of social extremity, regardless of the social class.

I know it’s difficult to
accept this system’s injustice -I can’t- but notions like this are of minimum
tightness and can easily be relativized.

What could we do? Legitimize
the existing political status quo and disregard extremities thus feeling happy
and carry on? I would suggest claiming no representatives as such and
reinstitute democracy by not accepting a constitution that serves the high rank
but one for the multitude.

This work is dedicated to Fotis Diplas a homeless guy we met that night.

1. Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari “Anti-Oedipus” (orig. 1972) , Preface (page XIII)

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“$1 trillion per year”

photo by G. Nikolakopoulos

Most recently we have heard or seen in the news that president Obama announced his intention to proceed with “military action” in Syria due to the US administration belief that chemical weapons were used by Syria’s authority which resulted in vast number of deaths, while this type of ammo is prohibited.

A massive reaction occurred global wise and antithetical tendencies were to emerge.

UK’s president failed to convince the parliament to say “YES” and Russia raised intensive concerns about the validity of US intelligence claims.
As usual EU like Pontius Pilate is “washing the hands”

Since the fall of USSR what emerged as the world’s dominant state has been USA and their allies.

The bipolarity seized to exist after decades of cold war and unilateralism rose.

But since the Joseph Nye notion of “soft power” we have been witnessing the gradual transformation of US to a hegemonic figure that encapsulates the strategy “co-opt rather than coerce” (with Bush’ administration’s exception)

It was rather interesting to see the US backing down as Russia suggested another plan for Syria.

Is US gradually getting isolated?

But yet again most of the materials essential to build chemical weapons were purchased by British industries.

Who really cares about those people in Syria?

Is it just a game of power for the strong states?

Why they just ignore the raw reality of this war? Are they secretly coveting Syrias’ resources?

Is it a new form of imperialistic tactics?

I see what is a fact.. DEATH

I see war industries sell…I see their “masters” promote the Empire’s methods to spread hate, fear and rawness (remember Bob Dylan’s “masters of war”?)

You should spend a few minutes to read the figures..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_Syrian_civil_war

 

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“The bride”

Old tulle, blue paint on disintegrated wooden window shutter, ramshackle house

 

I have been travelling in the country side examining how architectural particularities tend to be absorbed by the marching of New Liberalism as seen in the contemporary styles and norms..
I find interesting how the average house approached through phenomenolodgy is usually left to disintegrate and finally be replaced by ones that simulate houses in the capital..I guess capitalization and the “empire” as a whole leave very slight passages for individuals to reform or at least keep a cultural continuoum…This is the bride..Left to rot as many others and give its place to concrete crafts..

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CRISIS..what else?

August 10, 2013

foto by G. Nikolakopoulos

follow links to read statement
http://www.academia.edu/4211454/CRISIS..what_else_gr – Greek version

http://www.academia.edu/4211450/CRISIS..what_else_en – English version

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“Eros never was joy..It’s darkness with a glimpse of night…”

foto by G. Nikolakopoulos

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