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Umberto Eco grew up under Mussolini and wrote an essay in 1995 about the 14 features of fascism. See if any of this describes the situation we find ourselves confronted with. Numbers 1 and 2 are particularly relevant to the topic of this thread:
1) The cult of tradition. Ã¢â‚¬Å“One has only to look at the syllabus of every fascist movement to find the major traditionalist thinkers. The Nazi gnosis was nourished by traditionalist, syncretistic, occult elements.Ã¢â‚¬Â�
2) The rejection of modernism. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity. In this sense Ur-Fascism can be defined as irrationalism.Ã¢â‚¬Â�
http://www.openculture.com/2016/11/umbe ... scism.html
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ The cult of action for actionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sake. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Action being beautiful in itself, it must be taken before, or without, any previous reflection. Thinking is a form of emasculation.Ã¢â‚¬Â� Ã¢â‚¬Â�
And for giggles: https://isitfunnyoroffensive.com/facts- ... ew-yorker/
Both Peter and Sequoia have cautioned patience; whatever happens now will take time. I presume those in power are waiting for the second
term for their chance to cement their position and go for broke. "History will reveal who the real losers are in this situation. It will just take time."
I agree. Waiting, and doing nothing, are two different responses, however . . .
This would mean if the National Museum of the Native American or the National Museum of African American History and Culture were in planning today, their architects would be required to adhere to Neo-Classicist or Beaux Arts Classicist tenets....which are European in origin. That's sticking it to 'em....inappropriate imposition of an architectural style that by default or intent, serves as a means of control and repression.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/5/2 ... der-design
https://www.architecturalrecord.com/art ... ssical#AIA
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/05/arts ... cture.html
https://archinect.com/news/article/1501 ... tive-order
https://www.idesignarch.com/inside-dona ... t-mansion/
Just today Lt. Colonel Vindman was fired as an act of retribution for testifying.
"Dad, I'm sitting here today in the US Capitol talking to our elected professionals is proof that you made the right decision 40 years ago to leave the Soviet Union and come here to the United States of America in search of a better life for our family," Vindman said. "Do not worry. I will be fine for telling the truth."
This is a man who had to be told what happened at Pearl Harbor---believe it or not.
https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-p ... ius-2020-1
A tiny---but growing ?---percent of new construction is dressed with live greenery. At least, that's what appears in the architectural press . . .
A select few chatters keep falling into the same bad habits of making this an endless ideological debate about politics and it has no place here. If you want to argue at each other, then use Facebook or Twitter where that annoying and endless bickering is rampant.