John Waters and David Lynch and Big Boy.
Today the individual has become the highest form, and the greatest bane, of artistic creation. The smallest wound or pain of the ego is examined under a microscope as if it were of eternal importance. The artist considers his isolation, his subjectivity, his individualism almost holy. Thus we finally gather in one large pen, where we stand and bleat about our loneliness without listening to each other and without realizing that we are smothering each other to death. The individualists stare into each other’s eyes and yet deny each other’s existence. We walk in circles, so limited by our own anxieties that we can no longer distinguish between true and false, between the gangster’s whim and the purest ideal.
Racism Against the 'Abnormal'?: McWhorter's parsing of Foucault's claims in the lectures on Abnormality
Ladelle McWhorter’s Racism and Sexual Oppression in Anglo-America seeks to explain Foucault’s notion of “racism against the abnormal” not as a careless use of language nor as a loose analogy, but as a rigorous conceptualization of the scientific discourses that helped to define and produce the…
Arundhati Roy on NGOs:
"Their real contribution is that they defuse political anger and dole out as aid or benevolence what people ought to have by right. They alter the public psyche. They turn people into dependent victims and blunt the edges of political resistance. NGOs form a sort of buffer between the government and public. Between Empire and its subjects. They have become the arbitrators, the interpreters, the facilitators. In the long run, NGOs are accountable to their funders, not to the people they work among."
Read her full statement here: http://bit.ly/1pKBcIf