The latest updates on the “new normal” – chronicling the lies, distortions, and abuses by the ruling class.
If you thought the world of fashion couldn’t get more soulless and vapid, the trendiest designers deliver their answer: hold my cocktail.
In arguably the grossest intersection of mandated face masks and fashion, a UK company called “Radica Tea Towel” continues the tradition of Hot Topic-style commodification and commercialization of rebellion. The company is now selling its “anarchism face mask with elastic” (£12.50).
Nothing screams “fuck the system” like decorating your slave uniform
The goofy Radical Tea Towel about page sheds some light on the origins of this Frankenstein nightmare of a family business:
“My mother, Pat, was a radical. A socialist, a feminist, a peace campaigner. A fiercely loyal mother and grandmother…. The following year, I was looking for a birthday present for her 91-year-old partner, David. His politics were similar to my mother’s, and I wanted to give him something that reflected that. Just not a t-shirt! How about a political tea towel, I thought.”
In other words, “In a moment of epiphany, I decided to make it my life’s work to capitalize on my mother’s anti-capitalist ideology while pushing symbols of submission to the state.” Slay queen.
This is cultural appropriation of true anarchism. It’s bigotry. It’s hate speech. When will Huffington Post incite a Twitter mob to cancel this sick website?
A woke, secular hijab now somehow symbolizes female liberation. Like fundamentalist Muslims, the ruling knows how to keep its women in line
Higher-minded, sophisticated consumers can purchase traditional, ethnic face masks crafted with care by a child laborer in a Chinese sweatshop making 5 cents/hour using indigenous methods:
“The most significant summer trend this year are prints comprising florals, abstracts, and geometrics. The most captivating is African prints stirred by Kente cloths, bark cloths, mud cloths, and Kitenge clothes of the African Diaspora. The masks have also started keeping up with the trend. The African print mask is the coolest trendsetter because it is highly ethnic. Its cuts and silhouette are extremely modern and highly accessible.”
Don’t dare wear one if you are a white ally though; these are strictly for diverse shoppers. No one likes a filthy colonizing cultural appropriator, especially not progressive #1 queen bee slurry-speech slay queen hundred-millionaire Her Wokeness Nancy Pelosi:
The corporate press, in its ongoing propaganda campaign to vaccinate the entire fauna of the planet come hell or high water, is now paying artists (loosely defined) up to $100,000 to manufacture obscene, sad “vaccine art”:
“Hundreds of stunning works ― many of which reimagine the V for victory sign or encourage the uptake of the coronavirus shot among underrepresented communities ― have been produced in response to design lab Amplifier’s global callout for PSA art.“
The historical function (and inherent social value) of art is to subvert and challenge dominant narratives:
“Art was born to educate and challenge, inform and inspire, and sometimes, outrage. Great art has been instrumental in pushing the world forward, and it is ALWAYS met with resistance.”
In the truly monstrous, astroturfed #Vaccinated art campaign, what is being subverted is the will of normal people on behalf of the ruling class – a totalitarian inversion of the best traditions of art of any kind. If the sole purpose is to serve power, it’s not any kind of “art” worth the canvas it’s vomited onto.
A sampling of the #vaccinated “art” so far looks like one would expect it to:
The Heart of Darkness
Dear God in Heaven. Is this real life?
Under brand new diverse and inclusive leadership, new CDC director Rochelle P. Walensky — whose mandate used to be to “control disease” as her agency’s name suggests — has now tasked herself with fighting “systemic racism”:
“To build a healthier America for all, we must confront the systems and policies that have resulted in the generational injustice that has given rise to racial and ethnic health inequities. We at CDC want to lead in this effort.”
Things the CDC could otherwise be doing besides culture warrioring include:
Let this development dispense with the corporate media’s false talking point that there will be anything “voluntary” or “private-sector” about “vaccine passports.” The US police state will enforce their use under color of law and prosecute Americans who counterfeit them.
The FBI has announced that it will aggressively criminally pursue any Americans suspected of falsifying vaccine certificates that are issued following injection of the COVID shots. The FBI press release reads:
“The unauthorized use of an official government agency’s seal (such as HHS or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) is a crime, and may be punishable under Title 18 United States Code, Section 1017, and other applicable laws.”
Predictably, in the tradition of dystopian nightmare states, the federal agency encourages neighbors to snitch on each other:
“To report suspicious activity involving fake vaccination record cards, please contact the appropriate government agency in your state or jurisdiction, HHS-OIG (1-800-HHS-TIPS or www.oig.hhs.gov); or the Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov).”