Have a look at this talk by JR and see how little it takes (thanks, D).
oh for fucks sake. i stand up for what i care about and say: this makes me really sick. what a load of wank.
this is not about the guy and his work or wish or whatever, but there are more effective ways to change the world using $ 100,000
what is this? the typical hype wankers here can indulge themselves in? go and take your camera and think you just changed the world while having fun and maybe you become famous! jesus fucking christ. what the fuck is wrong with you. oh yeah, feel free to slaughter me. i dont give a fuck.
Ho Chi Minh was only arguing for independence like america did against us. If only he’d have been supported by the u.s‚Ä¶imagine the
bloodshed that would have been saved. Instead of trying to bomb them
out of existence the u.s could have brokered a deal with the french‚Ä¶
financial aide in return for their co-operation. I’m sure the french would have come to some agreement over it all especially after Dien
Bien Phu in ’54. That’s the trouble with only having a hammer (military escalation/atomic bombs)‚Ä¶you see every problem as a nail.
Failing that the u.s should have bombed the french out of existence instead and then we wouldn’t have to put up with this. Not only that but he has the cheek to call himself JR. There’s only one JR and he’s not digger Barnes’ mate, you get me.
To paraphrase Frank Zappa. ‘art can’t make history but it can change people and people make history’. It’s easy to be cynical but anything that makes the world a little less shitty and restores our faith in humans just a little bit has to be applauded. And who knows, someone might be inspired by this.
Some say the Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music or Woodstock as it is popularly known as did all that or rather attempted to do all that.
Took about another 5 years of dying before the U.S finally had enough. Live Aid similarly attempted to turn things around. Drawing attention to a problem is one thing‚Ä¶changing ingrained attitudes is a whole different ball game.
I’m not saying JR’s intentions aren’t honourable, it’s just that badgering the powers that be takes a great deal of persistence. It’s not just a walk in the park.
any chance you can bar John w. again?
nobby, this ted prize does not restore my faith in humans. it does the opposite. and thats nothing im going to applaud.
all those statements about art and change and so on are born out of desperation and a will to change things for the better. art is born out of tension. i like art if it is a mirror of the times. i like a minaret painted on a house in switzerland for all the bigots to see. has this changed their minds?
those $ 100,000 and all the applause are wasted. as i said, this is not about the guy. but. i have a massive problem with celebrating problems if that is sold as solution. art is not the solution. the people who need a better life do not need art right now, they need action. there are people and organizations that are all in on the action, making peoples lives better. wheres their ted prize, the money they could need and the applause?
and before anyone says what is a society without art and culture. sure, not much. we are not machines. but what is a human without food, clean water, health, peace or other basic needs. we dont need more inspiration and pity we can enjoy forever. thats way too easy and cynical. we need action! and dont tell me that any mad fucker who destroys lives will change his mind because of a piece of art.
Is Anon restoring our faith in humans? The irony.
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