Amer Zahr and ensemble @Arab americanmuseum
sext: want to overthrow the bourgeoisie with you
Elizaveta Cheprasova in The Sleeping Beauty.
Today in Brooklyn I saw trees with sweaters on them.
Someone literally knitted sweaters for the trees.
How about you get your head out of your ass you gentrifiers??? Lmao!
The trees aren’t cold they don’t need your help. You know who is cold? The dozens of homeless New Yorkers who every week ask us for blankets jackets hats gloves and socks. If you have time to knit giant sweaters for trees maybe you should use your free time to help other humans. Ugh.
In any case, New Imperialism is upon us. It’s a remodeled, streamlined version of what we once knew. For the first time in history, a single empire with an arsenal of weapons that could obliterate the world in an afternoon has complete, unipolar, economic and military hegemony. It uses different weapon to break open different markers.
Poor countries that are geopolitically of strategics value to the empire, or have a ‘market’ of any size, or infrastructure that can be privatized, or, god forbid, natural resources of value — oil, gold, diamonds, cobalt, coal — must do as they’re told or become military targets. Those with the greatest reserves of natural wealth are most at risk. Unless they surrender their resources willingly to the corporate machine, civil unrest will be fomented, or war will be waged. In this new age of empire, when nothing is as it appears to be, executives of concerned companies are allowed to influence foreign policy decisions.
This brutal blueprint has been used over and over again, across Latin American, Africa, Central and Southeast Asia. It has cost millions of lives. It goes without saying that every war empire wages becomes a just war. This, in large part, is due to the role of the corporate media. It’s important to understand that the corporate media doesn’t just support the neo-liberal project. it IS the neo-liberal project. This is not a moral position it has chosen to take, it’s structural. It’s intrinsic to the economics of how the mass media works.