Enjoyed the Barbarians … well, I would!

Barbarians is a 2020 German television series created by Andreas Heckmann, Arne Nolting and Jan Martin Scharf and starring Laurence Rupp, Jeanne Goursaud and David Schütter. The series covers the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest and its backstory.
Sabine de Mardt, spoke to Variety earlier this month about the prospect of more episodes. She explained: “We are delving into the very personal psychological conflicts of our main characters. Only some of which will be resolved in the first season, leaving plenty of material for seasons to come.”
Jeanne Goursaud und David Schütter
The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (GermanSchlacht im Teutoburger WaldHermannsschlacht, or Varusschlacht), described as the Varian Disaster (LatinClades Variana) by Roman historians, took place in the Teutoburg Forest in 9 CE, when an alliance of Germanic peoples ambushed and destroyed three Roman legions and their auxiliaries, led by Publius Quinctilius Varus. The alliance was led by Arminius, a Germanic officer of Varus's auxilia. Arminius had acquired Roman citizenship and had received a Roman military education, which enabled him to deceive the Roman commander methodically and anticipate the Roman army's tactical responses.
Despite several successful campaigns and raids by the Romans in the years after the battle, they never again attempted to conquer the Germanic territories east of the Rhine, except for Germania Superior.
The Hermannsdenkmal circa 1900 Hermann is a mistranslation of the name “Armin” 
(Grave of Arminius), Caspar David Friedrich, 1812
Laurence Rupp 
Laurence Rupp (born 10 August 1987) is a famous Austrian theatre artist, actor, model, television personality, and entrepreneur from Vienna, Austria. He is famously known in the country for his best performance in theatre plays. As per the sources, he polishes his acting skills by performing in theatres. According to Wikipedia, Rupp is a member of a famous German theatre called “Berliner Ensemble”. Not only this, but he also worked in Burgtheater.

What is the quest of the Fugitive Stag really all about? My Blood!

He who writes in blood ... does not want to be read, he wants to be learned by heart." - Nietzsche

Like Nietzsche, cervus fugitivs or the fugitive stag, has meant living with real flesh and blood companions … the story of my psyche written with, and in, my own blood.

“Of all that is written, I only love what one has written with his own blood. Write with blood: and you will learn that blood is spirit.” Nietzsche.

James Dowd (2016) – thanks for this: “Simply, our Blood is our innate talent. Skills can be learned, but our natural ability, our irrational spirit, the Blood for the work, can never be taught.

This natural, savage style of work, and our passion for it, thrives on uncertainty. If we always knew what it would look or sound like, we’d be too bored to complete it, so we must stumble over ourselves for a time in order to truly create. We must embrace our curiosity and imagination and reach out into the darkness. We must open a vein and bleed.

If we don’t bleed, our work, our world, becomes a tired exercise of habit and commonplace. We find our routines and our style, and we repeat, repeat, repeat. Someone who doesn’t write with Blood becomes a tourist to the work. They go to the same old, uninspired places. They become predictable, hitting the spots everyone expects them to hit. They’re never truly seeking new worlds, or looking to create them. They aren’t sneaking down back streets to discover the mysterious and unknown. They aren’t creating truly unique experiences.

As I experienced many many years ago (in my Introduction) : After her decapitation Medb was unveiled as Medusa.  She became the Patroness of my project, the creative flow, the life-blood, that weaves its way through the story of my cervus fugitivus from beginning to end
 I want to have goblins about me, for I am courageous. The courage which scareth away ghosts, createth for itself goblins--it wanteth to laugh.” Nietzsche’s TSZ 

La Dolce Vita

Fellini’s masterpiece opens with a helicopter flying through the air carrying a statue of Jesus.  No subtle symbolism.  Religion in the modern age = celebrity worship.

In La Dolce Vita: Twentieth-Century Man?, Bernard Knieger writes that “the view of man suggested by La dolce vita itself and by its exploitation is that modern man is degenerate as demonstrated by his sensation-seeking.” He adds that Marcello and his pleasure-loving friends “enjoy the decadent atmosphere for what it offers them; they even enjoy seeing suffering and making others suffer.”  There are too many distractions and temptations that real communication and real human relationships can’t exist. Knieger further attributes man’s degeneracy to the failure of Christianity. “What is here dramatized is man’s alienation from God and consequently from his fellow man [and] is man as the living dead inhabiting a Waste Land.” Christianity was unable to successfully adapt to the modern world and instead became something to sensationalize – as portrayed in the sequence with the children and Madonna – rather than something that would give modern man a moral direction. For Knieger, the monstrous fish found on the beach at the end of the film also takes on a biblical meaning, meant to imply that Christianity is dead. (Lena Kim).
1960 … SIXTY YEARS AGO!

An anthem for the 65,000 maybe?

Lockdown Armageddon *

And do those feet in present times
Walk upon Wales’s mountains green,
And does our holy man of God
Appear on Wales’s daily TV screen.

It is a vision so divine
That shines upon our clouded hills,
As Armageddon brings decline
With no more money to pay our bills.

Bring me my pen of burning gold,
Bring me a heart that’s still on fire:
I have no fear, won’t be controlled,
Here in my Chariot of Desire …

I will not cease from mental fight,
I’ll keep on writing day and night,
Till I have freed our Principality
From FM’s Lockdown Mentality!

* with apologies to the incomparable William Blake –
I think he would approve today.

The Atlantic 22 October 2020

ENDORSEMENT

The Case Against Donald Trump – The president of the United States poses a threat to our collective existence. The choice voters face is spectacularly obvious.

Donald Trump is the worst president this country has seen since Andrew Johnson, or perhaps James Buchanan, or perhaps ever. Trump has brought our country low; he has divided our people; he has pitted race against race; he has corrupted our democracy; he has shown contempt for American ideals; he has made cruelty a sacrament; he has provided comfort to propagators of hate; he has abandoned America’s allies; he has aligned himself with dictators; he has encouraged terrorism and mob violence; he has undermined the agencies and departments of government; he has despoiled the environment; he has opposed free speech; he has lied frenetically and evangelized for conspiracism; he has stolen children from their parents; he has made himself an advocate of a hostile foreign power; and he has failed to protect America from a ravaging virus. Trump is not responsible for all of the 220,000 COVID-19-related deaths in America. But through his avarice and ignorance and negligence and titanic incompetence, he has allowed tens of thousands of Americans to suffer and die, many alone, all needlessly. With each passing day, his presidency reaps more death.
TIMES 24 October 2020 – Peter Brookes
Donald Trump, however, is a clear and continuing danger to the United States, and it does not seem likely that our country would be able to emerge whole from four more years of his misrule. Two men are running for president. One is a terrible man; the other is a decent man. Vote for the decent man.

La Revolution

Just finished the mini-series on Netflix.  Generally not into the 're-imagined' genre but enjoyed this one. A good cast. Not too over the top with the 'supernatural' element and the core idea of a disease among the aristocracy worked well as a parable for many things ... capitalism 'eating' the poor etc. 
I wonder if they are marching towards a second series?

An iconoclastic art work, in a garage, ‘near Cardiff,’ Wales.

A PATRIARCHAL GOD’S ‘WALL OF SHAME’ … A PATRIARCHAL GOD’S ORIGINAL ‘SHOCK AND AWE’ … DEEMED TOO RADICAL EVEN FOR THE TATE MODERN! ... A WITNESS TO THE MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS WHO DIED AT THE HANDS OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ALL LIVES MATTER, ESPECIALLY ‘THE ANONYMOUS MILLIONS’ WHO HAVE NO MEMORIAL OF THEIR SUFFERING.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eR4gTiZajALcp8T3HfflMhvSZhX37k6E/view?usp=sharing
GOD’S WALL OF SHAME UNVEILED JULY 2011
GOD’S SACRED WORD AND HOLY TRUTH!
EVERY VIOLENT AND CRUEL ACT OF GOD ‘CALLED OUT’ & EXPOSED