There exists a scholastic and academic historico-political outlook which sees as real and worthwhile only such movements of revolt as are one hundred per cent conscious, i.e. movements that are governed by plans worked out in advance to the last detail or in line with abstract theory (which comes to the same thing). But reality produces a wealth of the most bizarre combinations. It is up to the theoretician to unravel these in order to discover fresh proof of his theory, to ‘translate’ into theoretical language the elements of historical life. It is not reality which should be expected to conform to the abstract schema. This will never happen, and hence this conception is nothing but an expression of passivity. (Leonardo was able to discern number in all the manifestations of cosmic life, even where profane eyes only saw blind chance and chaos.)Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks, Vol. 1 (via spectaculardistractions)
Finally got a blog post on The Gladiator done! Read about this excellent game over here - http://shinjuforest.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/the-gladiator.html
(IGS - arcade - 2003)
I have never seen a class so deeply demoralised, so incurably debased by selfishness, so corroded within, so incapable of progress, as the English bourgeoisie;…Condition of the Working Class in England, by Engels, 1845 (via dailymarx)
NYTimes changes “Four Young Boys Killed Playing on Gaza Beach” headline to obfuscatory “Boys Drawn to Gaza Beach, and Into Center of Mideast Strife”
Another glaring example of media manipulation in the midst of this humanitarian crisis.
fucking mainstream US media gonna pull this shit right in front of our faces