Martha Argerich – Chopin, Mazurka Op. 59 (x)
Song: I Wanna Be Where You Are
Artist: Erykah Badu f. The Roots
Album: Fallon #75
Played: 1041 times
Erykah Badu and The Roots cover Michael Jackson’s “I Wanna Be Where You Are” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (which has the best musical performances on TV right now).
❝ As for the oppressed, their permanent revolt, which is always simmering, though it only breaks out now and then, can operate in such a way as to aggravate the evil as well as to restrict it; and on the whole it rather constitutes an aggravating factor in that it forces the masters to make their power weigh even more heavily for fear of losing it. ❞
— Simone Weil, “The Causes of Liberty and Social Oppression”
❝ A radical social revolution is tied to certain historical conditions of economic development; these are its prerequisites. It is therefore only possible where, with capitalist production, the industrial proletariat occupies at least a significant position among the mass of the people. And so in order to have any chance whatever of victory, it must at least be able to do as much immediately for the peasants, mutatis mutandis, as the French bourgeoisie did in its revolution for the then existing French peasants. A fine idea, that the rule of labour includes the suppression of all rural labor!
…Now since all hitherto existing economic forms, developed or undeveloped, include the servitude of the worker he believes that in all of them a radical revolution equally possible. But even more! [Mr. Bakunin] wants the European social revolution, founded on the economic basis of capitalist production, to take place at the level of the Russian or Slav agricultural and pastoral people. Will, not economic conditions, is the foundation of his social revolution… ❞
— Karl Marx, “On Bakunin’s Statism and Anarchy”; from Karl Marx Selected Writings (ed. by David McLellan), p. 606-607
I’ve got the Portable Hannah Arendt that I don’t really need anymore b/c I have everything else in full. Does anyone need it?
Abstract Oil Painting by chrisbrandell
The research of racial scientist Dr. Robert Ritter [right] and his associates served both as instrument and justification for the Nazi regime to isolate and eventually destroy the German [and European] [Roma] population. By studying [Roma], Ritter, who was a psychiatrist, hoped to determine the links between heredity and criminality. With funding from the German Association for Scientific Research and access to police records, Ritter began in 1937 to systematically interview all the [Roma] residing in Germany. To do so, he traveled to [Romani] encampments and, after the deportation and interment of [Roma] began, to the concentration camps. [x]