Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Freight Train of History

VOLTAIRE, political philosopher (1694-1778)

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"So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men"

“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”

"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats."

CABARET VOLTAIRE, club in Zurich, birthplace of DADA (1916)

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“The symbolic view of things is a consequence of long absorption in images. Is sign language the real language of Paradise?”

"Art is indebted to total skepticism"

- Hugo Ball

CABARET VOLTAIRE, seminal industrial band (1973-1994)

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His head is not his memory.
Visions coming, one, two, three.
Trickle up, trickle down.
Wearily, we come unwound.
In hard times, hard thrills.
Reaching for the chosen pills.
Dragnets will pull you in.
Tell you that you're deep in sin.
Sensoria, sensoria, sensoria, sensoria.
Sensoria, sensoria, sensoria, sensoria.

"Yeah, here it is. Fuck Bush, fuck Blair, get them out before they destroy civilisation."

"It's important to go back in order to go forward."

- Richard H. Kirk

additional resources:
Cabaret Voltaire, the band

cabaret voltaire and more about dada

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