The Nameless, Albin Egger-Lienz, Austria, 1914
This is a not so old image and artwork about the catastrophic and bloody “salvation” being brought by nationalist chauvinism to the world which needs to be stopped today again urgently.
A thoughtful and reflective post from and about the USA where insanity, egomania and a radical and dangerous chauvinism seem to be the new political doctrine.
You’ve heard it all your life. You hear it at ball games. You hear it at every political rally, regardless of which party is telling you how great they are. Hell, we’re going to hear it in a few weeks as the 4th of July celebrations start.
But let’s get fucking real for a second. Are we really number one? Are we the best country in the world?
Recently UNICEF released a “Child Well-Being in Rich Countries” study. They ranked 29 developed countries according to the well-being of their children on a number of factors. Where did the greatest nation in the world rank? Number one, right? Nope.
The US ranks #26. To be more specific we rank:
#26 for “Material Well-Being”.
#25 for “Health and Safety”.
#26 for “Infant Mortality Rates”.
#26 for “Low…
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