Eco-Vandals Attack Degas Statue
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Eco-Vandals Attack Degas Statue

In the continuing war on art, members of the eco-extremist group Declare Emergency, entered the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC on April 27, 2023, and attacked the famous sculpture by French artist Edgar Degas, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. Two scalawags, a man and woman dressed in black, entered Gallery 3, the room that exhibits Little Dancer. The black…

Goya and the Sleep of Reason

Goya and the Sleep of Reason

In the late 1700s the Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) created a series of eighty etchings he titled Los Caprichos (The Caprices). An irrational thought or action can be a “caprice,” and Spanish society at the time provided Goya with myriad examples of ferocious caprices. For instance, Goya created paintings and prints that wryly scrutinized the Spanish…

Patrick Henry: March 23, 1775

Patrick Henry: March 23, 1775

In 1774 Patrick Henry was a delegate to the Continental Congress held in Philadelphia. Along with his associate Samuel Adams (founder of the Sons of Liberty in Boston), they agitated for a war of Independence against Great Britain. As the Continental Congress proceeded, Patrick Henry rallied the colonists to unite against British rule, he proclaimed: “The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians,…

Macron, We Give You May ’68
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Macron, We Give You May ’68

Today’s chaos in France evokes vivid memories of President Charles de Gaulle repressing the student and worker rebellion of Paris, May 1968. As you may or may not know, French President Emmanuel Macron used Article 49.3 of the French Constitution to ram a bill through the National Assembly without giving the Parliament the right to vote on it. That bill…

Eco-Vandals Attack German Constitution Monument
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Eco-Vandals Attack German Constitution Monument

On March 4, 2023, six eco-extremists from Die Letzte Generation (The Last Generation), attacked the monument to the German constitution that sits just outside of the Bundestag, Germany’s parliament. The story went largely unreported by the US corporate media. The radicals raided the Grundgesetz 49 (Basic Law 49) art installation located in front of the parliament building that is known…