I Hate Your Next War Already

Sunday, March 13, 2011
Posted in category War

I was at an art show recently in Detroit’s Cass Corridor district. I like these things because they draw a really eclectic-gritty city crowd, including the usual share of old-fangled leftists from the old Detroit Communist League and assorted labour interests. There was a very senior gentleman we came across, and most anyone with a decent political IQ could tell he was an old school activist – he carried ferocious battle lines across his face and he wore his ragged clothes like a badge of honor. Surely, putting him in any room with a modern-day Democrat would have resulted in an elaborate lecture on the framework of New deal liberalism and the Marxist labour movement. This gentleman boldly sported a huge button on his chest that even I could delight in: “I HATE YOUR NEXT WAR ALREADY.”

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4 Responses to I Hate Your Next War Already

  1. cousin lucky says:

    March 13th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Thank You Ms De Coster!! I laughed so hard I got a tear welled up in my eye!
    Did you take a picture of him?

  2. M. Terry says:

    March 14th, 2011 at 12:04 pm


  3. Iluvatar says:

    March 15th, 2011 at 12:29 am

    @ M Terry:


  4. Jeannie Queenie says:

    March 16th, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Not sure where the Cass Corridor is in Detroit for it’s been decades since I’ve been there, but Karen, I hope that you didn’t attend the gallery/poetry room that my nephew owns. Recently I went onto his website to see what’s cooking..and much to my dismay I saw a few of the exhibits they’ve had there this past year. It was a toss up between puking or giving him a call and giving him shiitte, but the latter I figured would just piss him off..besides the poor guy is a product of the state run asylums called public education which now manifests itself in pubic education in ersatz galleries. He even had some installation ‘models’ doing nude poses which were most disgusting, not to mention meaningless. People gawked at the body parts with curious, dead eyes. Now I am no prude, have drawn more nudes than I care to remember, but the stuff done today for some strange reason seems to want to present the human form in the most disgusting/anti-sexual degrading ways possible.

    I found amazingly absurd the turd that passes for art, as well as the freaks who attended these exhibits, so what
    the hell is it today with the quest for the uglies…
    died neon hair, rings in every orifice, terrifying tattoos splattered all over limbs and other assorted places? As one who grew up in a more sane time where beauty actually meant something, (along with truth/goodness) I feel like barfing at what passes for art today. But once again, it all goes back to the sixties. Back then, I recall taking a drawing class soon after giving birth to my firstborn, and the moron teacher castigated me for my drawings looking too realistic..as if it’s a sin for one to possess outstanding drawing skills,and have the thing look like it should. She asked me why I didn’t give a portrait three eyes, and I knew then that this ninc of a teacher had just smoked three bowls before entering the classroom…over the years I’ve met more than a few of them. One who was the head of the Art Dept at Northeastern Mich Univ in the UP ended up stealing my best works..both he and his whacked wife were into the bigtime drug scene. So recently, when I went to my nephew’s site to see the exhibits, I was reminded of Clark saying, or was it Iluvatar recently, that nothing ever changes under the sun. For sure though, I swear that this sht just gets uglier and uglier in galleries…and everyone thinks that they can be an artist by throwing some dog turds on a canvas and looking for applause for sheer incompetence and so stupid subject matter. What is most amazing is the sheer arrogance that they actually believe they have done something of worth that should be shown..it’s indicative of sick minds that have been told by teachers/parents that every little thing they do is precious when in facts it sucks bigtime!

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