Archiv für März 2012

Faith Hilling

Faith Hilling

aus der letzten Folge von South Park

Mixtape: Another Day

Another Day from markusmaria on 8tracks.

Der großartige Trailer zur Rückkehr von Community

(via spacejunk)

Sylvie auf dem World Trade Center

aus Klaus Lemkes Film Sylvie [via filmtagebuch]

George Orwell über Pazifisten

Dank Christopher Hitchens bin ich auf dieses, leider immer noch aktuelle, Zitat von George Orwell aufmerksam geworden. Es stammt aus seinem Essay Notes on Nationalism aus dem Jahr 1945.

The majority of pacifists either belong to obscure religious sects or are simply humanitarians who object to the taking of life and prefer not to follow their thoughts beyond that point. But there is a minority of intellectual pacifists whose real though unadmitted motive appears to be hatred of western democracy and admiration of totalitarianism. Pacifist propaganda usually boils down to saying that one side is as bad as the other, but if one looks closely at the writings of younger intellectual pacifists, one finds that they do not by any means express impartial disapproval but are directed almost entirely against Britain and the United States. Moreover they do not as a rule condemn violence as such, but only violence used in defence of western countries. The Russians, unlike the British, are not blamed for defending themselves by warlike means, and indeed all pacifist propaganda of this type avoids mention of Russia or China.

KONY 2012

KONY 2012 ist eine Kampagne für die Festnahme von Joseph Kony. Christopher Hitchens beschrieb ihn 1996 in einem Artikel für Vanity Fair folgendermaßen [via]:

Kony grew up in a Gulu Province village called Odek. He appointed himself the Lord’s anointed prophet for the Acholi people of northern Uganda in 1987, and by the mid-90s was receiving arms and cash from Sudan. He probably suffers from multiple-personality disorder, and he takes his dreams for prophecies. He goes into trances in which he speaks into a tape recorder and plays back the resulting words as commands. He has helped himself to about 50 captives as „wives,“ claiming Old Testament authority for this (King Solomon had 700 spouses), often insisting—partly for biblical reasons and partly for the more banal reason of AIDS dread—that they be virgins. He used to anoint his followers with a holy oil mashed from indigenous shea-butter nuts, and now uses „holy water,“ which he tells his little disciples will make them invulnerable to bullets. He has claimed to be able to turn stones into hand grenades, and many of his devotees say that they have seen him do it. He warns any child tempted to run away that the baptismal fluids are visible to him forever and thus they can always be found again. (He can also identify many of his „children“ by the pattern of lashes that they earned while under his tender care.) Signs of his disapproval include the cutting off of lips, noses, and breasts in the villages he raids and, to deter informers, a padlock driven through the upper and lower lips.

Nachtrag: Kony 2012: a viral mess