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Neo-Conservative Ideology Inspired by the Futurist Movement?

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posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 08:11 PM


1 We want to sing the love of danger, the habit of energy and rashness.
2 The essential elements of our poetry will be courage, audacity and revolt.
3 Literature has up to now magnified pensive immobility, ecstasy and slumber. We want to exalt movements of aggression, feverish sleeplessness, the double march, the perilous leap, the slap and the blow with the fist.
4 We declare that the splendor of the world has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing automobile with its bonnet adorned with great tubes like serpents with explosive breath ... a roaring motor car which seems to run on machine-gun fire, is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace.
5 We want to sing the man at the wheel, the ideal axis of which crosses the earth, itself hurled along its orbit.
6 The poet must spend himself with warmth, glamour and prodigality to increase the enthusiastic fervor of the primordial elements.
7 Beauty exists only in struggle. There is no masterpiece that has not an aggressive character. Poetry must be a violent assault on the forces of the unknown, to force them to bow before man.
8 We are on the extreme promontory of the centuries! What is the use of looking behind at the moment when we must open the mysterious shutters of the impossible? Time and Space died yesterday. We are already living in the absolute, since we have already created eternal, omnipresent speed.
9 We want to glorify war — the only cure for the world — militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture of the anarchists, the beautiful ideas which kill, and contempt for woman.
10 We want to demolish museums and libraries, fight morality, feminism and all opportunist and utilitarian cowardice.
11 We will sing of the great crowds agitated by work, pleasure and revolt; the multi-colored and polyphonic surf of revolutions in modern capitals: the nocturnal vibration of the arsenals and the workshops beneath their violent electric moons: the gluttonous railway stations devouring smoking serpents; factories suspended from the clouds by the thread of their smoke; bridges with the leap of gymnasts flung across the diabolic cutlery of sunny rivers: adventurous steamers sniffing the horizon; great-breasted locomotives, puffing on the rails like enormous steel horses with long tubes for bridle, and the gliding flight of aeroplanes whose propeller sounds like the flapping of a flag and the applause of enthusiastic crowds.

Futurism was an early 20th century movement in art and culture which exalted Fascism and radically patriarchal governance. I stumbled upon the Futurist Manifesto recently and couldn't help noticing striking resemblances between Futurist ideology of the early 1900's and the ideology of contemporaries in the republican party.

posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 08:32 PM
Sure sounds like a lot of the things the GOP embraces.

posted on Sep, 15 2012 @ 11:46 AM
reply to post by DestroyDestroyDestroy

One cannot observe the neo conservative approach and see that it has anything to do with a manifesto that contains the word revolt, since any conservative government would wish that the word and its meaning be forgotten, so that it can continue to rule.

I would agree that this manifesto has all the hallmarks of a megalomaniacs wet dream. Seems to me that this is another example of something being inappropriately named. Futurism ought to be a positive move toward zero emmission existence, the exploration of the planets for the sake of science and the benifit of all mankind, the total erradication of all xenophobia, and the acceptance of any species we encounter on our travels as being equal to our own in importance, morally speaking.

The future does not lay in such violence and intolerance as are described in the manifesto as it appears on this thread. If we are to have a future, we must never hand it to futurism as so described.

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