The Knifegrinder (ca 1912-1913)
Kazimierz Severinovich Malewicz was born in February, 1878.
As a child, he was interested in indigenous embroidery and decorated walls and stoves of the local area. Mr. Malewicz started taking drawing lessons around 1895.
In 1904, Kazimierz Malevich started his formal studies. Seven years later, he would begin exhibitions of his work in Moscow. In 1914, he would show his work in Paris.
One year later, in 1915, Kazimierz Malevich wrote his manifesto.
After the October Revolution, in 1917, he held numerous positions with the ruling party for the next ten years. During this time, Mr. Malevich also taught at several schools.
In 1927, Kazimierz Malevich left the U.S.S.R. for an exhibition. Predicting shifting attitudes about art, he left many of his paintings behind in Paris and Berlin.
Like some revolutionaries, his work was confiscated, and he was banned from creating and showing similar art. He responded by saying "art can advance and develop for art’s sake alone. Art does not need us, and it never did.”
He was arrested in 1930.
After serving six months, Mr. Malevich was given three choices; leave the country; lock himself in a room and create, by himself; or become a realist painter. He attempted to become a realist painter.
Like most artists, he failed, but he did turn his efforts to tableware and clothing.
Kazimierz Severinovich Malevich passed away in May, 1935.
I like science fiction, television, movies, books, paintings, and much more.
During the '90s, there was a show called Deep Space Nine (I'm not going to bore you with a synopsis). In one of the episodes, two of the minor characters (Jake Sisko and Nog) are working on a deal.
Well, ... The deal takes some twists and turns. During this time, Nog keeps reassuring Jake that everything will be O.K.
And, ... The same thing happens at work.
We were working on a project. It just seemed it wasn't going to work. A coworker and I would try one thing then another. Nothing. Then we tried another method; Nothing.
All the time, we were throwing out ideas and trying them all. Finally, it worked.
And, ... The same thing happens in prepping.
Take drinking water.
You turn on the tap, nothing. You move to your stored water, nothing. You try finding water in your home, nothing. You move to finding outdoor water, nothing. You try rain catchment, nothing.
But, ... You keep trying because you and your family must have water for your family to survive.
Things You May Want to Think About
By now, you have heard this concept in several places, but they probably haven't explained it.
A soft target is a school, full of children and unarmed teachers. A soft target is a movie theatre, full of unarmed guests. A soft target is a library, full of children and adults, all unarmed. A soft target is the mall that you and your family visit or the grocery store where you buy your family's food.
In other words, any place where firearms are prohibited. Yes, your court houses, your restaurants, your bars, your vacation spots, your parks, your ...
You get the idea. Soft targets are everywhere, and there is no way to make them hard targets without arming everyone, including the villains.
So, ... Let's do that and see who wins.
I bet it will be the 'good' guys and gals ; - )
It's Different, This Time
It's been a week since this article was posted by Mr. Charles Hugh Smith, and nothing has changed.
Yes, the stock market has regained most of its losses, but have we stopped borrowing about $1,000, 000,000,000 (One Trillion Dollars) a year to pay for current national expenses, have we stopped borrowing another trillion dollars paying for current personal expenses, have we stopped lending 'banks' money at 0% interest, so they can lend the same money to us for 3% interest, have we ...
Nope, it's not different; it's worse.
Somebody has to be 'Second'
A few weeks and many decades ago, these United States became the first and only country to use nuclear weapons againist their enemy, Japan.
Needless to say, it's just a matter of time before another country (maybe, these United States, again) will use nuclear weapons on their enemy. The only problem, we are someone's enemy.
Remember, the 20 million+ Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, handicapped, aged, sick, prisoners of war, forced laborers, critics, Slavs, Serbs, Germans, Czechs, Italians, Poles, French, Ukrainians, and many others!
If someone says they are going to kill you, they mean it!
"... the American people, alas, are now surely a worse lot of ignorant, raging, tattooed slobs than the German people were in 1933."
"... it’s logical and even necessary to band together with those of your family, tribe, race or ethnicity is a necessity in the absence of a strong national government"
"... yes, people actually get paid to crash stuff here — best job in the world."
That's Just the Way it Was: Daytona Beach, Florida (ca 1943)