Saturday, January 23, 2010

Greek Grace for Weddings and What Not! (I)

Despina and Olga Kremastioti are artistic photographers working under the name of Mindart out of the Athens seaside resort of Glyfada.

Despina and Olga have an unique vision of what contemporary social event photography should be all about: images that talk and capture the essence of the moment. They have succeeded marvelously.

The artists are working as a team on a shared perception of what's going on in concerts, television productions, portrait photography, journalism and architecture.

A slideshow of their portfolio can be viewed here.

Mindart Facebook group.

Facebook photo page.

Mindart Home Page in English.

A YouTube slideshow is available in Part II.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Wanted: Conservative Artists

Any Romantic Realists out there? The Left have tried to monopolize art, but now you can prove once and for all, 'conservative artist' isn't an oxymoron!

Modern Conservative: "Become a liberatchik!"

Are you a conservative artist? Have you had enough with leftist bias in art?

Are you tired of being told by snobby liberal gallery owners that your work is too "strident," only see the latest piece of lefty propaganda art hanging in the window of that same gallery a week later? Want to start something new? Use your art for a purpose. Declare your independence. Join us!

If you're a fellow conservative and an artist, but your art isn't about making political statements, that's cool—we should still support each other. Drop us an email; we'll list your site.

If you have a conservative website and you want to support our movement, let's exchange links. Become a liberatchik!

Check out our Conservative Artist's Survival Guide.

To the conservative world in general, we need your support. Buy our work! Support this website! Soon it will be impossible to say that there's no meaningful conservative presence in art.

**In the old Soviet Union, they had what were called "apparatchiks"—people whose job it was to keep the Communist Party apparatus going. Our core principle is Liberty—we will use our art for freedom!

However, you don't have to be an artist to be a liberatchik—you just need to love art . . . and Liberty! >>>

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Artists 4 Israel Hits the Culture War Front

Artists 4 Israel (A4I) is a community of creative individuals working together in an ongoing, collaborative project expressing Israel’s right to exist in peace and security.

Phyllis Chesler on Chronicles:

Pajamas: "Artists4Israel 2 the Rescue"

 - Beautiful Truths vs Ugly Lies … and All That Jazz"

(...) For those who can still remember what it was like when Beat poets first began to read their poems in coffee houses — the rhythm and excitement of it — welcome to the twenty-first-century version. Think poet (as in poetry slam, with its political-ethnic-gay aesthetic, its daring and poignancy); think stand-up comic, graffiti artist, musician, and break dancer; then, cross that energy and expressiveness with the skills of a playwright, a theater director, an actor, a ballroom dancer, a muralist, a painter, a photographer, a fundraiser, a lawyer who produces plays, and you begin to get a sense of what Artists4Israel is like. (...)

Artists4Israel is less than a year old. It has been something of a whirlwind year. The group came together when Operation Cast Lead and the propaganda fallout against Israel began. (...) According to Dershowitz: “Hamas started a culture war. We decided to be pro-active rather than defensive. … Artists 4 Israel is the offense. Rather than countering the misconceptions, lies and hates preached by the terrorist funded Hamas culture war against Israel, A4I utilizes the arts to tell our own stories and create our own narratives highlighting the rights, beauty and strength of Israel.”

Artists4I created pro-Israel posters and stood with them at the United Nations. Then, they stood outside a showing of the Rachel Corrie play and tried to arm theatergoers with some facts since they were about to be entertained by a very gripping series of Big Lies. Very quickly, Artists integrated themselves into the graffiti community, the downtown art gallery world, the world of street performers and political performance artists — and then, all youthful exuberant energy, they began a series of projects which almost defy description.

They developed the Fashion Police project. (...) Let me quote from three of their seven-point mission statement. Their mission is to “unite artists and showcase culturally relevant works which promote a positive image of Israel”; “counter misconceptions that the arts community does not stand behind Israel;” and “utilize the arts to counter misconceptions about Israel in the media and popular culture.”(...) (...) Reach out. Join them. Invite them into your communities. Fund their work. (...) Read it all >>>

I love the Keffiyeh Exchange Program!
For some time now, the Jewish community has been disturbed by the keffiyeh fashion craze. Artists 4 Israel is doing something about it. Modeled on the NYPD’s Cash for Guns program, Artists 4 Israel is offering Free Stuff for Stupid Scarves. In partnership with a number of clothing brands, bars and restaurants, Artists 4 Israel will be giving away gifts to anyone who gives up their keffiyeh at any of our drop-off locations. Along with the free gift, recipients will also be provided a short but important flyer documenting the bloody meaning of the keffiyeh and opening their eyes to the beauty and wonder of Israel.
- Home Page
A4I Blog
- Press Kit

Saturday, January 09, 2010

"A New America", the Movie (II)

Continued from Part I

Forget what you think you know about the Twentieth Century ...

A New America is coming January 21

A New America is a Free America Films Production directed by Chris Comeaux.
Producers: Shelli Dawdy, Peggy Persac, Remy Williams, Lawrence Svendson, Matt Keith.

- A New America Movie official website
- A New America Movie on Facebook
- A New America Movie on YouTube


- On Politeia: "Which New America, Which New World"

Thursday, January 07, 2010

"Do As I Say"

The title "Do As I Say", a documentary by Nick Tucker based on Peter Schweizer's book, strikes the postmodern Left's new tone to perfection. As they're shedding the last vestiges of liberalism, authoritarian "Shut Up" and "Nanny Knows Best" have become the dominant chord. But that's not the substance matter with which this movie deals. It's about hypocrisy. That's rive too.

The email before me proclaims:

New Film Exposes Al Gore Getting Rich off of Global Warming Scam

"Do As I Say proves that Al Gore is a phony and a fraud that does not practice what he preaches, as well as uncovering blatant hypocrisy and double standards of so many other leading liberals."

"This hip and hard-hitting documentary reveals that the two-faced mantra "do as I say, not as I do" has become the unwritten golden rule of liberal leaders who make their livings, and their fortunes, waging war against the very economic system that has allowed them to succeed beyond most peoples wildest dreams."

"Michael Moore, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, Noam Chomsky, The Kennedys and George Soros all figure prominently in this uncompromising look at how some of our country’s most liberal leaders publicly deplore capitalism and oppose free enterprise, while privately amassing enormous entrepreneurial wealth."

"Al Gore parades around the globe condemning humans for causing global warming and destroying the earth. He chastises us for our way of life and demands that we reduce our "carbon footprint". All the while, he has amassed a fortune and been the beneficiary of his doom and gloom scare tactics."

"Al Gore refuses to do public interviews because he is unable to defend his positions and claims. Do As I Say exposes Al Gore as the fraud that he is and proves that the liberal environmental movement is a scam."

"Do As I Say uncovers not only Al Gore's hypocrisy, but also the hypocrisy of other liberals like Michael Moore, Hillary Clinton, Noam Chomsky, The Kennedys and George Soros."

"Hypocrites come in all shapes and sizes. And when it comes to politics, hypocrisy is just part of the game. But the press only tends to cover half the story. For decades, the American people have benefited from the media's meticulous investigation of hypocrisy among conservative leaders. Meanwhile, liberal hypocrisy gets a free pass. But not anymore."

Stephen Hicks explains the underlying Leftist authoritarianism, the environmentalists' anti humanism and statists' collectivism. It was always lurking at the bottom of the pond. As liberalism wanes, soon we shall see the other side of the progressive mindset.

"In a film that will forever change how we see America and its leaders, filmmakers Nicholas Tucker and Lucas Abel take us on an unforgettable journey through a political landscape filled with hypocrites and humbugs. Along the way, they reveal a disturbing national truth: that the two-faced mantra “do as I say, not as I do” has become the unwritten golden rule of some of our most prominent liberal leaders."

Trailers - The Movie - The Book - The Blog -

Friday, January 01, 2010

New Year's Movie Theater: "The Truth About Communism"

Launched two years ago, on the 90th October Revolution´s Anniversary, this documentary presents the violent rise of the Soviet Empire from the chaos of Revolution to the terror of the Cold War and is charted using remarkable footage of actual events.

Special interest is the subject of the Spanish Revolution. This is the best collection of historical film footage on the topic of World Communism ever assembled. Featuring an introduction from Alexander Kerensky, President of Russia following the Revolution that deposed the Czar Regime and before the Communist took over.

Narrator: Ronald Reagan. Year: 1962

Hat Tip: Veterans for Academic Freedom, who have this to add to their post:

All across America hundreds of Socialist and Communist student clubs and parties exist with the goal of eliminating the Constitution of the United States and bringing about a revolution such as was seen in Soviet Russia.
Years ago Ronald Reagan was a strong opponent of Communism as he saw it for what it was: slavery to the state. In this documentary you will see the dangers of Communism explained by the first President of the U.S.S.R (...) >>>
Remarkable is that the goal of World Communism, according to the theories of Marx and Lenin, was originally believed to be triggered by wars, general mayhem or violent revolution, and pitting one social class against another.

Since it was always hard to agitate the proletariat into rebellion, Leftists sought succor elsewhere and found it with the Fabians and Social Democracy - or incremental Socialism through mob rule (rather like, voting in Sharia Law). Opposing groups also do not have to be social classes per se: these might as well be gender, racial, cultural, ideological or religious groups pitted against whoever is in power.

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain - the impenetrable barrier to keep freedom out and the slaves to the 'ethical whole' in (there was a reason for that!) - they approach the matter from another angle yet. Like during the Cold War countries were infiltrated and bored from within, international institutions and the 'narrative' of Greenism form the perfect venues for the launch of yet another power grab. It goes by many names, but the proper one should be Neo Communism (if only, because it blows the cover).

Related dossiers:

- "The Dialectics"
- "The Case for Neo Communism"
- "Socialist Causes Explained"
- "Transnational Progressivism"
- "The Cold War"
- "Greenism"
- "Communist Crimes on Trial"
- "History Compiled"
- "Horowitz on Alinsky: the Postmodern War on Reality"
- "Atbashian on Commie Agit-Prop and Info War-Fare"