Archive for April, 2011

More on Cuba

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Dear P.D., Since you’ve posted bits on santería in Cuba, I thought this might interest you. It’s not quite accurate to talk about the return of santería to the island: it never went away. Catholicism, on the other hand, seems to be making a comeback from the days when Fidel deported the priests, most of [...]

More Critical Fragments – applying ‘contra mundum’

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

1) “Vulgarity is the daughter of necessity”. Pierre Bourdieu. It seems the only thing to do is to read Bourdieu critically. 2) “Dull men make the best kings”. Peregrine Worsthorne. 3)”Kaka is a symbol of football”. Leonardo, head coach of AC Milan, 28 July 2009. An unconscious eschatological remark..Shit is money. 4) More on football [...]

Critical Fragments Weekly

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

“Man, the most precious capital” in: Joe Stalin, “Collected Nasty Works”. An incredible phrase that Marx would have been disgusted with. But Stalin was voicing what any capitalist boss would say even today. The folk singer Ewan McColl made the big mistake of writing a song to Comrade Stalin that is now omitted from all [...]

More on Somerset and Cornwall

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

*Today goons on jet skis were harassing a shoal of dolphins. Incredible that some people could do such a thing. The dolphins were disorientated and dispersed..Hopefully they are alright. The goons need to go on a green course.Not just a hefty fine. *The Bristol riot took place because a community centre had been turned into [...]

The ICA gallery hosts yet another mistake

Monday, April 25th, 2011

“What would your reaction be if this happened? You go to an art lecture at the ICA, sit down and listen to each member of the panel speak, occasionally taking notes. Periodically they are interrupted by a 50-year old man with a thick Russian accent saying ‘Bullshit, this is not shocking.’ Then, this man stands [...]

Art-necrosis versus life-affirmation

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Art-necrosis is all around us. The agony of art is in full swing. One artist did a painting of Christ pissing and this is called shock art. There is no substance (not even any technique). Another character was able to get away with shitting in a jar at Heimat’s crappy do. Both pieces of art [...]

Race antagonisms in the US

Monday, April 25th, 2011

…see this video… about the other side of racial antagonism in the US. L.B.

On the Royal Wedding

Monday, April 25th, 2011

It has just been announced that Messers Brown and Blair have been omitted from the list of invitees for the forthcoming Royal Wedding. It did not matter that they had been loyals and servants of the State. The Con/Dem Nation HAVE TAKEN THEIR REVENGE AND ADDED SALT TO THE WOUND OF HISTORY. The royal wedding [...]

Nationalism – the deadly diversion

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

On top of tough economic times, Northern Ireland is now facing increased Republican violence. An unlucky coincidence? No. As the study linked below shows, unemployment was the key determinant of the level of violence over the period of 1968-2004, so it is likely that the present increase in violence is directly linked to the current [...]

Green Grundrisse – French Letters

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

The CEO, Head Office of Durex Knutsford, Cheshire, UK Good Friday 2011 Dear Madam or Sir, Although I am a recycler of all things recyclable my attention to environmental responsibilities does not extend to re-cycling condoms. However I have made an exception this time by enclosing a disappointing Durex Pleasure Pack that for some strange [...]