We are a thirsty people! Fortunately Nestlé, one of the world’s most profitable corporations, lovingly offers us its wholesome waters. Pumped straight from drought-ridden California, their thirst-quenching bottles of water are crisp and clear…with a refreshing aftertaste of bribery and deforestation.
“Under the influence of politicians, masses of people tend to ascribe the responsibility for wars to those who wield power at any given time. In World War I it was the munitions industrialists; in World War II it was the psychopathic generals who were said to be guilty. This is passing the buck. The responsibility for war falls solely upon the shoulders of these same masses of people, for they have all the necessary means to avert war in their own hands. In part by their apathy, in part by their passivity, and in part actively, these masses of people make possible the catastrophes under which they themselves suffer more than anybody else. To stress this guilt on the part of masses of people, to hold them solely responsible, means to take them seriously. On the other hand, to commiserate masses of people as victims, means to treat them as small, helpless children.”
(Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism, 1946)
It’s nice to know that in a contemporary art world filled with posers, pretense and brazen commodification, one can still come across works of genuine beauty and power.
And Win Win Win!
We salute the beautifully generic values found in the ads of all the wonderfully generic companies. They really are improving the world.
Originally expressed as poetry by Kendra Eash in McSweeney’s.
“So long as this obscene display was confined to prostitutes and adulteresses, we did not think it deserving of notice; but now that it is attempted to be forced on the respectable classes of society … we feel it a duty to warn every parent against exposing his daughter to so fatal a contagion.”
(The Times of London, 1816, upon the first performance of the waltz at a royal British Ball)
Or How Will They Know What to Kill?
In a most fruitful research expedition, cultural scientist Sacha Baron Cohen takes on the identity of Kazakhstani journalist Borat Sagdiyev and visits a honkey-tonk bar in Tucson, Arizona.
This research continues to produce a treasure trove of excellent data. Note the splendid array of anti-semitic comments on YouTube, the commenters drawn to the footage like lab rats to swiss cheese.
Sure, terrible things go on in this world, but look at the bright side — 3.5 billion people live in poverty! Capitalist and all around idiot Kevin O’Leary leads the cheers.
“The terror of annihilation is the terror of the annihilation of memory.”
(Petr Dravik, Czech Anthropologist)
Consider the plight of our earth. Isn’t it clear? Our children need great Christian superheroes. That’s where Bibleman comes in. He’s a lean, mean religious fighting machine and his sacred team will defeat the Evil “Wacky Protester.” Click here to see the exciting trailer! Not only that, you can purchase action figures here. Thank God for Bibleman!