Category Archives: Postmodernism

The Fine Art of Hate

Above: Francis Bacon’s pathetically inept imitation of a Diego Velazquez painting from the 17th century. Corny mock-horror taken as the fruit of artistic genius by people who didn’t know any better, not being familiar with the paintings of the real … Continue reading

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Meditate on This

From The Writings of William Blake, edited by Geoffrey Keynes, Vol. III, p. 108″ “A Spirit and a Vision are not, as the modern philosophy supposes, a cloudy vapour, or a nothing: they are organized and minutely articulated beyond all … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Gibberish

I thought I might put up an example of the kind of Orwellian Newspeak as transformed into the Total Gibberish that is “Postmodernism”, which I’ve been investigating a bit lately. I’m trying to find out what the word Postmodernism really means. … Continue reading

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Humpty Dumpty Falling Down

Two pieces that should be read back to back. First the Kimball piece, where the pomposity and irrelevance of today’s “avant-garde” is shredded in a quite funny comic satire (unless you’re a big fan of contempo avant-garde that is). I … Continue reading

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Tulip Mania

Madame Blavatsky Thanks to my friend, Goetz Kluge, for sending in this piece from the NY Times. It’s a piece that is proof of the contemporary art market’s existence as no more than a commodities bubble. It’s a modern version of … Continue reading

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Fukushima update

“Fukushima is literally a time bomb in quiescence. Another powerful quake and all hell could break loose. Also, it is is not even close to being under control. Rather it is totally out of control. According to Dr. Caldicott, ‘It’s still … Continue reading

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Will Self on Talentless Hipsters

I mentioned this in my last comment but wanted to give it a bit more prominence. It was an important piece written by Will Self in the New Statesman last September. Will Self: The awful cult of the talentless hipster has … Continue reading

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