Friday, February 9, 2018

I've Been Watching This Country and This World in Earnest Since the 1960's

I see no reason to be optimistic about a turnaround.

I expect an escalation of Evil, Ignorance, and Suicidal Absurdity.

Will good rise to the occasion?
 
How can the dude eat without the crap shooting out either side of this mouth.
How can a person's brain get this fucked up?
 
This is not photoshop.  Just search images for body modification.
 
 

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  1. First off, I see a deeply disturbed person. In my experiece, such extreme multiple piercings and tongue forking is an example of a person in extremis. If I'm wrong, then please enlighten me.

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    1. Cube, I am no expert on the workings of a brain that results in this sort of outcome. I'm drawing a blank on these people. I'll go with whatever you got. Sexual tension? Peer pressure? Revolution against perceived normal society? Suicide by starvation from the soup never making it to the back of the throat? Bad parenting? Close association with university perfessers? Perhaps a colon related disease. Anxiety from knowing he will not make the Mars Expedition team? Anyone's guess I guess.

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    2. Lol. I think you have everything covered.

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    3. Anytime I've met someone with this type of "body modification" they appear to have psychological problems, especially a large degree of self-loathing. Why else would you mutilate yourself like this? They usually are unable to make eye contact.

      I went back and looked at the picture again and to me it seems this freak is looking slightly to his right and above the camera.

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    4. Warren, good point. Could very well be self-loating, some psychological need to punish himself - or maybe by mutilating himself he figures he is punishing someone else. Feelings like that are usually temporary. I try to imagine when these people realize what they've done to themselves. Suicide? Suicides for transsexuals is 19% greater than non for example.

      Like getting a tattoo when you're drunk but to the power of 20.

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  2. No offense, but I wouldn't toss the Mars Expedition team into the cutter group. Brain mania, yes, but not similar brain mania.

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    1. Cube, Not sure I understand your point re: Mars. But I will say, I wouldn't go to Mars if you paid me a billion $. I've seen the pics - rocks and sand. No pizza there. Last I read, bacteria can't even survive in Martian soil.

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    2. My point is that the group that is willing to go to Mars is not similar to the group that cuts themselves here on Earth. I believe that we're talking about two very different groups.

      Re: Martian bacteria. That's still up in the air. We're not sure what's on Mars. Let's wait until we get real proof before we start with the conclusions.

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    3. Concede on the proof point Cube.

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  3. I'll take demonic possession for $100, Alex.

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    1. You're getting real warm Ed.

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    3. Today's vocabulary word, FreeThinke is anecdotal .

      "That's the way that the world goes 'round.
      You're up one day and the next you're down.
      It's half an inch of water and you think you're gonna drown.
      That's the way that the world goes 'round."

      --the great John Prine

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  4. thanks for the visual on the deprecation of the U S --
    C-CS

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    1. C-CS, I didn't expect to get a thank you !

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  5. "Virtue begat prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother." -- Cotton Mather

    Autoimmune Disorder: A body that perceives no external threats will attack itself.

    Existential Nihilism: When life has no meaning, all kinds of weird, frivolous and dangerous shit happens.

    Applies to people, movements and societies.

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    1. SF, I can see the nihilism aspect. These people can't possibly value themselves or society for that matter. Probably started with the parents, or lack thereof.

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    2. Victims or comfort or victims of alienation.

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    3. The best wine comes from stressed grapes. Many nations with an overabundance of natural resources are not the richest...

      It's almost as if living things need a struggle to thrive...

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    4. Good Point SF. It has occurred to me lately some people in America could benefit from some hard times.

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    5. Not victims of COMFORT per se, but victms rather of being so comfortably placed in society that they feel NO NEED to believe in GOD anymore.

      Once faith is discredited and then abandoned DEGENERACY inevitably sets in.

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  6. On a brighter note, he should always be able to find the right sized hose washer at a moments notice without having to waste time at Home Depot. There is that. BTW, with that tongue surgery, I'm guessing he must now sound like fork-tongued Paul Ryan - "shtrictly shpeaking, this new budget is a neshashary reshstruschuring."

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    1. Mr Blade, It also occurs to me he must have paid a lot of money for that. Unless he lives in California, then we likely paid for it.

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  7. Ed is right in his first comment above. Anyone who looks at this sort of thing –– and sadly there are MANY examples out there walking around loose –– and does NOT see the work of SATAN in it is clearly Demon-Possessed, himself.

    Beynd that anyone who CONDONES or APPROVES of this savage sort of self-mutilation is, perforce, a devoted SLAVE to the EVIL ONE.

    Such people shpuld be REMOVED from DECENT SOCIETY and LOCKED UP for LIFE.

    I'm a self-identified LIBERTARIAN, but there'a an ever-widening range of plainly UNACCEPTABLE behaviors out there that MUST be FORBIDDEN and ELIMINATED.

    Freedom is not, and never can be free, and once FREEDOM is routinely ABUSED it shall be LOST.

    As they used to say all the time, "THERE OUGHTTA BE A LAW!“

    We've heard, "Extremism in Defense of Liberty is no Vice" innumerable times. I believe it's time to add, "and neither is Extremism in Defense of DECENCY.

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    1. FT, You'll be happy to know I don't even have a tattoo. A few scars but those were not intentional.

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  8. What a hideous photo! EYE BLEACH, PLEASE!

    This type of body mutilation just has to be a form of mental illness. I don't care what the Diagnostic Manual says or doesn't say.

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    1. I believe it's a perverted form of showing SUPPORT and EMPATHY for the primitive savages who still inhabit sub-Saharan Africa today, and for ALL the primitive savage, sub-standard cultures all over the world whom LEFISTS want to believe White Man's unmitigatedly EVIL Colonialism haveVIOLATED, EXPLOITED and RUINED.

      This depraved FAD came about as the result of more than a century of insidious LEFTIST indoctrination calculated to engender WHITE GUILT.

      Therefore, the glorification of Self-Mutilation functions both as PUNISHMENT for the Sins of Our Forefathers, and PENENANCE for having had the monumental INDECENCY to BENEFIT from the wrongdoing of our ancestros.

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    2. FT,
      Agreed on all of those above points!

      But, as Michael Savage said, "Liberalism is a mental disorder."

      So the guilt factor and the mental disorder factor operate hand in glove to contribute to this depraved FAD.

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    3. FT, I'm going to have to say I'd actually give them some credit if their motivation was based on support or empathy for something. I'll take the opposing view here. I think it's more like ingesting too many tide pods, or whatever they were ingesting or sniffing when they had this stuff done to them.

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  9. oooh....this would have ruined my weekend...glad I'm here now! (sort of) what a horrid picture..and it says SO MUCH more than just the picture.

    Imagine this jerk passing by in the street in 1955? And this is extreme but not THAT extreme lately...and, we're supposed to have to LOOK at people like this but never comment because then we're rude and hateful. I think it's rude and hateful to make us look at that.

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    1. Z, This dude is one of the more tame ones that comes up on the image search of body modification. 1955? yea, he'd have been laughed out of the public eye, and probably been assaulted anytime he was offended by the ridicule.

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  10. Obama’s portrait looks like a Wanted Poster

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    1. Not at all,TOM.

      It looks like an UNWANTED poster.

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    2. Tom, FT, How do you guys feel about the obama paintings unveiled today? In the news.
      They look pretty crappy so my conclusion is they are fitting a Kenyan and his terminally racist no class wife.

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    3. I've already given my views on that extensively at Who's Your Daddy where the battle to reclaim the territory as a place where reasoned debate could possibly flourish is still raging on.

      You might want to check it out.Just ignore whatever Ducky, RN, This One and DERVISH SANDERS have to say, and you should be all right. ];^)>

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    1. He often poses ordinary African-americans in to mimic classical art poses.

      The fact that a couple mimic Judith and Holofernes is something you might be reading into far too much.

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    2. Kahinde paints NEGROES E-X-C-L-U-S-I-V-E-L-Y. He ALWAYS portrays them with dour, dreary, dejected, enraged, affronted or arrogantly accusatory looks on the their well-modelled faces. If I weren't the well-brought up highly refined, perfect gentleman I was brought up to be, I'd say straight out that all of Kahinde's facesI've seen look positively SNOTTY.

      He's an expert draughtsman well-trained in the techniques of classical art –– an undoubted master of the brush stroke, However, his subjects seem always at odds with poses and backgrounds in which Kahinde chooses to
      paint them. It all comes across as deliberately anomalous, subtly mocking of classical Western art, with some sort of creepy hidden AGENDA lurking just beneath its surface.

      I'd say his work was highly competent from a tecnical standpoint, but mannered to the point of affectation, tendentious and much too gimmicky to be taken seriously.

      He is an artist who USES his subjects merely to say, "Lookat ME! Look at ME! Look at ME!" A sure sign of extreme egomania if ever I've seen one - OR - it could be the sign of a pathetically WEAK ego.

      Interesting, but hardly consquential would describe my first impression.

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    3. It all comes across as deliberately anomalous, subtly mocking of classical Western art ...
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      Exactly.

      His portrait of Michael Jackson as Napoleon is hilarious but it's not clear whether he's lampooning the Western canon or black gay culture (unintentionally).

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    4. AOW, Saw that today. Well Duck, one needs to have something wrong with their brain to sign an image of a black chick holding a decapitated white person's head so screw your lampooning as much as kathy griffin can go F herself and never be seen again.

      That's not art or comedy.

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    5. FT, Here is some evidence that these are not paintings but photoshops transferred to canvas

      Also at best they are not portraits. They are abstracts. Abstracts are not portraits.

      I do like how they both have that anti-American racist as hell scowl on their faces though. At least they were true to that aspect of themselves.

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    6. I can assure you there is nothing wrong with my brain, kid.

      The fact is that Wiley has consistently used black models (often street people or bangers) in classical poses after the likes of van Dyck, Caravaggio, David, Cranach etc. The fact that Judith and Holofernes represent two of hundreds of paintings is not statistically indicative of a war on whites especially when the theme is not present elsewhere in his work nor is it surprising. It's a common classical theme.
      Just what he is saying about the black relationship to the Western canon isn't clear to me. His subjects are simultaneously trying to look powerful and gay and come of often looking comic.
      Really, do the two Judith paintings threaten you?

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    7. @kid -- Abstracts are not portraits.
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      Klee, Kokoschka, Picasso., Modigliani, de Kooning, Miro, Auerbach, Bacon, Brancusi ... it's a much longer list.

      I don't see anything abstract about Wiley's portrait. Obama's gaze is probably it's most affective element.

      Notice the large hands? Hmmm....

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    8. No painting threatens me. I merely observe and evaluate using my proprietary measure of value or lack thereof.

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    9. One quick case in point... I wouldn't give you a penny for a Picasso unless I already had a buyer for a much larger sum. I sure wouldn't hang one in my house.

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    10. Impertinent. And Degradation of art in the country of your enemy is one of the tools in the communist Activa Measures handbook.

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    11. But abstract expressionism was promoted by the CIA as reflective of the inner life of the artist and used as a useful foil contrasted to the stodgy static Soviet realism that Ayn Rand loved so much.

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  12. In reference to Mooshells portrait, that bulge in her dress is pretty impressive. And kind of makes me wonder if all those stories Ive been hearing about for years are true!.

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    1. Mr Hunter, her arm is in the way for that bulge to be in the pic.

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  13. My first thought about seeing Obama's official portrait: the baseball got lost in the Ivy at Wrigley field, then BHO gave up on finding it and drew up a chair.

    Interesting essay you linked to, Kid. I wonder....Is Photoshop a real possibility?

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    1. The ivy contains symbols of Chicago so it's very possible that he chose that somewhat bizarre background as a reference to Wrigley.

      It's pretty obvious that the "wallpaper" backdrops he uses are at least partially digital manipulations.

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    2. AOW, Many artists paint from still life or a photograph if the subject is not static enough. I can easily see how the artist could have put a photoshop together as the basis for the end product.

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    1. The hand is just modeled poorly, no sixth finger.

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    2. AOW, Yes, the little finger is placed in under the hand. Either that or he has a dorsal fin. Maybe some symbolism there like the hand that belongs to no one abut to slice Mary's neck in DiVinci's Last Supper painting?

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    3. All I can say is that I'm glad these are their Official portraits.

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    4. That isn't Mary, it's St. John who is consistently painted as effeminate in Reneaissance depictions of the last supper.

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    5. Good Lord. DiVinci's last supper [as stated in my comment] Use your favorite image search engine.

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    6. It's St. John.

      There were certain rules and conventions that applied to Renaissance depictions.
      John is portrayed as effeminate. DaVinci included.

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    7. Duck, are you suffering from dementia or something? Let me know, I'll just leave ya alone. You can easily find a DaVinca Last Supper where Mary is depicted to Jesus's right with a hand coming to her throat that belongs to no other person in the painting.

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    8. It would have been blatant heresy for Da Vinci to paint her there and the Catholic church was not in an enlightened mood at the time.

      You're wrong. Stop reading Dan Brown and pick up a good survey book of Renaissance art.

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    9. So St.John was a drag queen? Hmmmmmph! Who knew?

      Looks more like a transexual to me.

      How come it says nothing about that in the Bible?

      Back in the bad old, jokingly irreverent days we used to call that painting "Separate Checks!"

      };^)>

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  15. Cheap and tawdry, much like the Obama's who commissioned and approved the final "portraits". I've seen better on the cover of "Mad Magazine".

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    1. He's a poster boy for PC in the art world.

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