Tag Archives: EDUCATION

THAT WALMART LIFESTYLE

9 Sep

WALMART NATIONWE RECENTLY VENUTRED INTO A WALMART.  WELL ACTUALLY WE WERE KIDNAPPED AND TAKEN THERE WITHOUT OUR CONSENT ON A BEAUTIFUL SATURDAY MORNING.   IT WOULD BE A QUICK TRIP IN FOR ONE ITEM, WHATS THE WORST THAT COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN? WALMART KIDSWALMART WANTS YOUR PAYCHECK. IN SOME COMMUNITIES, THEY TAKE A GOOD 70-80% BY OFFERING BARGAIN BASEMENT PRICES UNDER ONE ROOF, PUTTING MOM AND POP ESTABLISHMENTS OUT OF BUSINESS FOR DECADES.  THE COMMERCIAL MAY SHOW “ACTIVE LIFESTYLE” BUT WALKING INTO THE MEGA-MART BEHIND A FAMILY WHOSE BREATHY TOP-HEAVY MOVEMENTS SEEMED LIKE SLOW MOTION WADDLING,   IT WAS APPARENT WE WERE IN WALMART COUNTRY NOW.  OUR ITEM WAS ON THE OPPOSITE END OF THE FOOTBALL FIELD SIZED DEPOT.  WE DISCUSSED, TYSON CHICKEN, FEMA, MONSANTO, & ASIAN PRODUCTION,  NOTICING HOW MUCH GARBAGE WAS DIRECT FROM CHINA.  WALKING AWAY WE HEARD DISGRUNTLED MUMBLES FROM A STOCKIST,  I LOUDLY RESPONDED TO HIM “I FULLY SUPPORT  YOUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN AMERICAWALMART SATANISTAT THE CHECKOUT, THE SALES CLERK DECLARED HE HAD ONLY BEEN WORKING THERE FOR A FEW DAYS. THIS MADE US REALIZE THAT THIS MASSIVE WALMART WAS ACTUALLY A PANOPTICON, WITH THE EMPLOYEES SCURRYING AROUND LIKE PEONS FOR $TWO FIFTY AN HOUR AFRAID FOR THEIR LIVES. THEY MADE NO EYE CONTACT WITH CUSTOMERS, IN THIS BIZARRE MORTUARY WE NOTICED THERE WERE NO FLOOR MANAGERS AROUND, LET ALONE A STORE MANAGER TO TALK TO.  EVEN ALAN GREENSPAN DECLARED “INSECURE WORKERS ARE VITAL TO THE HEALTH OF THE ECONOMY, SINCE THEY KEEP INFLATION LOW (BY BEING TOO SCARED TO RISK ASKING FOR WAGE INCREASES).”  THAT DOESN’T SOUND TOO FAR OFF FROM BEING AN INDENTURED SERVANT @THE WALTONS ARKANSAS PLANTATION Y’ALLWALMART MONOPOLY

PUBLIX EUGENICS GAMES X

7 Sep

PUBLIX TOXICWELCOME TO 2014 WHERE SUPERMARKETS ARE FULL OF GARBAGE.  THIS MORNING WE WENT TO PUBLIX “SUPER MARKET” ON SW 27TH AVE.  WE WERE SHOCKED TO SEE THE ORGANIC FOOD SECTION COMPLETELY REMOVED.  WE NOTICED THIS ALARMING TREND AT THE PUBLIX AT BAYPOINT, WHERE THE ORGANIC PRODUCE SECTION HAD MAGICALLY VANISHED,  THE SAME AT THE MIAMI SHORES LOCATION. NO ORGANIC PRODUCE IN SOUTH FLORIDA? THAT SEEMS BIZARREMIAMI PUBLIXIT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH RESEARCH INTO THE GMO GAME TO QUICKLY UNDERSTAND THE RAMIFICATIONS OF MONSANTOS HYPER-AGGRESSIVE TAKEOVER STRATEGIES  AND HOW HARD THEY LOBBY TO KEEP LABEL TRANSPARENCY FROM BEING MANDATORY.  WHEN READING THE PUBLIX POSITION STATEMENTS THEY ARE CLEARLY BEHIND FDA REGULATION, BUT DO NOT SEE THE BENEFITS OF BEING A PROGRESSIVE “SUPERMARKET” FOCUSED ON THE HEALTH OF THEIR WORKERS & CUSTOMERS. BUT IN THE SAME PARAGRAPH BELIEVE THERE IS AN URGENT NEED TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD PRODUCTS. CALLING BS!  PUBLIX IS ABOUT THAT QUICK BUCK.  ONCE YOU READ THE MONSANTO DO NOT BUY LIST,  YOU QUICKLY SEE THERE ARE NOT MANY PRODUCTS LEFT IN THESE MASSIVE SUPERMARKETS TO EATPOISON 4 SALEWITH MONSANTO HOLDING COMPANIES MOVING INTO NON-GMO SECTORS IT IS SCARY TO SEE SUCH A HARDCORE MONOPOLY EXTENDING ITS REACH EVEN FARTHER.  FIRST WE HAD WALMART, NOW WE SEE PUBLIX FOLDING TO THE LOBBYING POWER OF MONSANTO.  THIS IN TURN BECOMES CLASS WARFARE, WHEN YOU DO NOT ALLOW ACCESS TO HEALTHY NON-GMO FOODS, BY TAKING THEM COMPLETELY OUT OF YOUR SUPERMARKETS ALTOGETHER.NO GMO BROIT IS A HARSH REALITY THAT BEING HEALTHY COSTS,  AND IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO EAT HEALTHY, YOU ARE TRAPPED IN A VICIOUS CYCLE.  IN THE AGE OF CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION WE CHOSE WHAT BUSINESSES WE SUPPORT,  IF YOUR SUPERMARKET CHAIN DOESN’T THINK PROVIDING FRESH HEALTHY FOOD TO ITS CUSTOMERS IS A PRIORITY, THEN MAYBE THEY ARE IN THE WRONG BUSINESS. THE CONSUMER IS THE ULTIMATE DECIDER,  BUT WE SEE REMOVING ORGANIC AND NON-GMO PRODUCTS FROM THE SHELVES AS AN ACT OF WARFARE.  WHEN DID PUBLIX CHOOSE TO GO THE EUGENICS ROUTE?PUBLIX FOOD

PERCEPTION CONTROL USA

31 Aug

MEANS TO ENDSTHE PEN HAS ALWAYS BEEN MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD, A NEWS FEED FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET.  IT’S AMAZING HOW MUCH THE MEDIA CLOUDS THE DEBATE, HEAR THE SAME TALKING POINTS ENOUGH TIMES, & ANYONE CAN REPEAT THE NARRATIVE VERBATIM.SOUTH CENTRAL SEIGEIN THE AGE OF NEWS LOOPS, AND STAGED MEDIA EVENTS, PEOPLE ARE INCREASINGLY TURNING TO ALTERNATIVE NEWS SOURCES, FROM TWITTER, & BLOGS, TO EYEWITNESS VIDEOS.  FROM GRASS ROOTSMEDIA COVERAGEWHEN GUNSHOTS ARE BEING FIRED IN THE STREETS, TAKING TO THE AIRWAVES IS SOMETIMES THE FASTEST WAY TO ORGANIZE SAFETY IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS. WHERE THE MEDIA VILLAIN IS ACTUALLY A PATSY.  DON’T BE FOOLED BY MEDIA PERPETUATED AGENDASDESTINY TVTHE IDEA OF INCITING A RACE WAR IS A STALE DIVIDE AND CONQUER TACTIC, BUT THE POWERS AT BE STILL LOVE TO PRESS THAT BUTTON.  WITH EXPOSES AND ANALYSIS FLOWING FROM THE MOST UNLIKELY SOURCES YOU WON’T GET THE REAL DEAL FROM DON LEMON & CONEWS AT NINE

VIRGO LURE A COURTESAN

29 Aug

VIRGO SIGNSVIRGO IS THE SIXTH SIGN OF THE ZODIAC, & BOTH THE SECOND EARTH SIGN (AFTER TAURUS) AND THE SECOND SIGN TO BE RULED BY MERCURY (AFTER GEMINI).  VIRGO REPRESENTS THE NEED OF ALL LIFE FOR A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO THE CONCERNS OF EXISTENCE.  STRONG MORAL TENDENCIES LEND VIRGO, THE VIRGIN, A SERIOUS IMAGE,  DISCRIMINATING TO A FAULT, VIRGO IS IN FACT HIGHLY SELECTIVE CONCERNING MOST FORMS OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE.VIRGO BLACKTROTHE VIRGO I PERIOD TAKES SYSTEM BUILDERS AS ITS CENTRAL IMAGE.  VIRGO 1 PEOPLE ARE GENERALLY STRAIGHTFORWARD & DIRECT.  THOSE BORN IN THIS PERIOD WHO ARE BLESSED WITH LEADERSHIP ABILITIES USUALLY APPLY THEIR TALENTS & ENERGIES IN THE PRACTICAL SERVICE OF SOME GROUP OR CAUSE.  THIS PERIOD CAN BE LIKENED TO THE TIME IN A PERSON’S LIFE WHEN THE INSTINCT TO CONSOLIDATE & SOLIDIFY EXISTING STRUCTURES, MARRIAGES, OR PARTNERSHIPS, BUSINESSES, ETC, ASSERTS ITSELF.  THE DESIRE TO BE HELPFUL & TO CONSTRUCTIVELY INFLUENCE THE COURSE OF EVENTSAS OF HIGHTHE VIRGO II PERIOD TAKES THE ENIGMA AS ITS CENTRAL IMAGE.  THE DAYS WHICH COMPRISE VIRGO II SYMBOLICALLY REVEAL THE MATURE ADULT BREAKING AWAY FROM PREVIOUS SYSTEMS OR MODES OF LIVING IN ORDER TO BUILD IMAGINATIVELY, SEEKING GREATER SUCCESS USING INTELLIGENT MEANS, AND FATHOM THE MYSTERIOUS, ENIGMATIC, AND PROBLEMATIC SIDE OF THE SELF.  THE ATTAINMENT & DEVELOPMENT OF PRIVATE GOALS NOW ASSUMES A HIGH PRIORITY.NILSSON KNIFEIN THE GRAND CYCLE OF LIFE, VIRGO III CAN BE COMPARED TO THE TIME WHEN A PERSON TURNS FORTY AND APPROACHES THE MID-LIFE PERIOD.  AT THIS TIME THE ADULT NEEDS TO GROW EVER MORE REALISTIC AND MAKE HARD CHOICES.  PERHAPS CRITICAL FACULTIES AND PRAGMATISM ARE AT THEIR HEIGHT DURING THIS TIME, THIS SHOULD NOT GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT VIRGO III’S ARE SOMEHOW MERCENARY OR COLD.  IN FACT, THEY NEED TO GIVE AND RECEIVE WARMTH AND LOVE LIKE ALL OF US, BUT MAY BE MUCH MORE SELECTIVE ABOUT HOW AND UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS IT IS SHARED.  THOUGH VIRGO III’S OFTEN DISPLAY MARKED AMBITION, THEIR DESIRE TO BE EXCEPTIONAL RARELY MANIFESTS IN FLAMBOYANCE.  INDEED, THEIR DISLIKE OF EXCESS EMOTIONALITY, OSTENTATION OR FUSS SPARES THEM A LOT OF UNNECESSARY COMPLICATIONS IN LIFE.VIRGO ISLAND

THE ART OF THE EMPATHIC

23 Aug

ANTONIA 2014MY NEXT BREATH IS IN YOUR LUNGS. . . IS A SOUND AND LIGHT INSTALLATION IS COMPRISED OF EIGHT AUDIO PIECES OR “SOUND PORTRAITS” EACH CONTAINING THE SOUND OF A DIFFERENT PERSON BREATHING. ANTONIA WRIGHT FOR CONCERNING BELONGING.IVORY 2014FROM AFAR IT APPEARS THERE IS NOTHING ON THE WALLS, BUT AS ONE APPROACHES, THE SOUND OF INHALING AND EXHALING BECOMES AUDIBLE.  SPOTLIGHTS ILLUMINATE THE SOUNDS EMBEDDED IN THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE MUSEUM ANIMATING ITS STRUCTURE. ROY 2014BREATHING IS AN ACTION THAT EVERY HUMAN PERFORMS AND IS REQUIRED TO SUSTAIN LIFE.  ALTHOUGH EACH PERSON IS UNIQUE WE ARE ALL FUNDAMENTALLY THE SAME.  THE BREATH HELPS US CONNECT TO OUR UNIVERSAL HUMAN EXPERIENCE.  THIS PROJECT GIVES VOICE TO WHAT IS INVISIBLE AND DRAWS ATTENTION TO THE WALLS BETWEEN US. AN IDEA SO PROFOUND IN ITS SIMPLICITYHANSA 2014THE SCOPE OF THIS PROJECT IS EQUALLY MATCHED BY THE PARTICIPATION INVOLVED IN “SEEING” THE PORTRAIT.  THE PORTRAIT WE HAVE SO BECOME USED TO SEEING AS A REPRESENTATION OF A PERSON, OR A LIKENESS OF, A STATUS OF PRESTIGE AND ASPIRATION.  THESE SOUND PORTRAITS THROW THOSE CONVENTIONS TO THE WAYSIDE, CONVEYING THE ESSENCE OF THE SOUL STRIPPED BARE IN REAL TIME.  ELIMINATING THE PRETEXT OF STIGMA, CONNECTED TO RACE, NATIONALITY, & CLASS, LEAVING ONLY THE BREATH REMAINING.LOUIS 2014A WORLD OF  PRECONCEPTIONS OFTEN BLIND US FROM SEEING THE REALITY IN FRONT OF US.  THESE PORTRAITS DEMAND ENGAGEMENT, AND A LEVEL OF INTIMACY MOST WOULD BE AFRAID TO ENGAGE DIRECTLY. CONNECTING WITH THE WORKS CAUSES A FASCINATING SYNCHRONIZATION AS  YOU BEGIN TO MIRROR THE BREATHING YOU ARE EXPERIENCING, CREATING INTIMACY THROUGH EMPATHY.  WHO THOUGHT THAT AN INVISIBLE PORTRAIT COULD BE SO REVEALING?HEAR MY BREATH

CONCERNING BELONGING

16 Aug

AW RESEARCH CORPRESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IS ESSENTIAL IN ALL DISCIPLINES.  CONCERNING BELONGING IS A NEW ARTIST RESIDENCY LAUNCHED BY THE NSU MUSEUM OF ART IN FT LAUDERDALE.  WHICH INVESTIGATES THE APPLICATION OF CREATIVE PRACTICE IN REGARDS TO SOCIAL ISSUES.  THE MUSEUMS SECOND FLOOR GALLERY BECAME THE HOME FOR ARTISTS ANTONIA WRIGHT, NATASHA LOPEZ DE VICTORIA, RICK ULYSSE, TOM SCICLUNA, & AUGUSTINA WOODGATE TO DEVELOP NEW PROJECTS ADDRESSING ISSUES OF HOMELESSNESS & BELONGING.RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTTHE ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE HAVE ACCESS TO LEADERS IN THE FIELD OF ART THERAPY AND SOCIAL SERVICES IN THE COMMUNITY ,  THIS PROJECT AND ITS VARIOUS COMPONENTS ENGAGE SOUTH FLORIDA ARTISTS DIRECTLY, AS SOCIAL ACTIVISTS.  JOIN THE ARTISTS TODAY FROM 3-5PM AS THEY PRESENT THEIR PROJECTS TO THE PUBLIC AT THE FT LAUDERDALE MUSEUM OF ART ONE EAST LAS OLAS BOULEVARD.  FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 33301 SEE YOU THERE

ANTONIA WRIGHT NOW

WONDERFUL ART WORLDS

30 Jun

MUNICIPAL ARTPRIVATE SCHOOLJUMP GATEKATHRYN ANDYCASTLE HIGHSMIAMI DISCO TRAXX