by Patrick ➕follow (49) 💰tip ($1.87 in tips) ignore
« First « Previous Comments 115 - 135 of 135
I kind of like the more direct profanity in this case.
Not surprised the Trump vaccine is doesn't work.
Please stop pushing the obviously ineffective and dangerous covid vaccine. It undermines your credibility and makes you look like a robot working for Pfizer without any concern for patient health at all.
I personally know one person who DIED after getting that vaccine and another who got myocarditis from it, but no one who even got seriously ill from covid itself.
Biden, Fauci, Bourla, Walensky - all of them got covid after being repeatedly boosted. Did you notice that?
Please, find your integrity! Please, for the love of God, STOP pushing that poison on the public for them. Are you human? Do you have a conscience at all?
In September 1976, Vladimir Putin, then a 23-year-old lieutenant in the KGB, took part in investigating one of the first instances of modern protest art in the USSR.
The case concerned an inscription reading “You may crucify freedom, but the human soul knows no shackles!” which appeared on the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg. Investigators searched the home of the artist, Oleg Volkov, and their report mentions Putin’s name. Today, the document can be found in the archives at the Museum of Political History. St. Petersburg historian Konstantin Sholmov found the records and posted a photo of the report on social media on November 21, but it wasn’t until November 27, when local politician Boris Vishnevsky also wrote about it, that Sholmov’s discovery started receiving wide attention.
Vishnevsky noted that there is now definitive proof that Vladimir Putin participated in the case.
The slogan “You may crucify freedom, but the soul of man knows no shackles!” appeared on a wall of the Peter and Paul Fortress, facing the Neva River, in the early morning of August 3, 1976. It was a Tuesday, and the Soviet artists Yuly Rybakov and Oleg Volkov, who had been attempting for several months to organize a street exhibit of their work at the fortress, made the inscription. It took 15 minutes for the artists to write the slogan using water-based white paint and paint rollers. The inscription was 42 meters (138 feet) long and each letter was 120 centimeters (four feet) tall. Rybakov later recalled that he and Volkov walked to the Palace Bridge after they finished for a better view of their work.
Rybakov said that the KGB officers who were sent to paint over the inscription had to approach the fortress wall in rubber boats. “That morning, the Neva rose so high that it was impossible to get to the inscription on dry land. The agents had to approach in rubber boats, wade into the water in rubber boots, and figure out something.” He says KGB officers covered the inscription with coffin lids taken from a display workshop at the fortress, which concentrated even more attention on the slogan.
Austrian journalist Herwig Höller wrote for the Russian art and culture publication Colta that Rybakov and Volkov’s work differed from other Soviet graffiti “in its size, its poetry, and its pointed placement in the literary-historical context.” Höller said “the choice of location — a former prison — and the words ‘freedom’ and ‘shackles,’ made it possible to interpret the inscription as an allusion to the Pushkin verse, ‘In the depths of Siberian mines / Preserve your proud patience.’”
According to the report found in the Museum of Political History, Vladimir Putin and other KGB officers searched Oleg Volkov’s home, a month after the artists painted their inscription, on September 7, 1976. The report about the search was written a few days later, on September 13, when Rybakov and Volkov were arrested. They were charged with malicious hooliganism and damaging state property and historical and architectural monuments. Rybakov was sentenced to six years in prison. Volkov got seven years.
Forty years later, on August 3, 2016, the slogan “You may crucify freedom, but the human soul knows no shackles,” appeared again in St. Petersburg, this time without an exclamation point. Timofey Radya, an artist from Yekaterinburg, left it on the Pirogovskaya Embankment, where it lasted several hours. Rybakov said, “Well, I can only say that it [the inscription] has not lost its relevance. My regards to the new authors.”
« First « Previous Comments 115 - 135 of 135
It is our right and our obligation to try to reach those people with alternative points of view. To show them they are not alone, and to get others out of their mental ruts. As in Buddhism, a few well-chosen words at the right time can cause sudden enlightenment.
One thing we all can do: buy a big pail of kid's chalk, the really fat kind, and write the shortest and most effective messages we can on the sidewalk and pavement in the places with the most foot traffic: intersections, pedestrian area, commercial areas.
Unlike leftist riots and looting, it's completely non-violent, and legal too.
What are the shortest and most effective messages which can inspire people to break out of the mental cages imposed by the MSM? We need "Words like arrows" as an old Yiddish saying has it. Light, sharp, fast, piercing.
When you see "BLM" on the pavement, surround it with "Who funds" and "?" to make "Who funds BLM?"
When you see a BLM sign, write "So noble!" in chalk in front of it, to point out that it's totally virtue signalling.
It's also fun to pre-pend with an O, so the message becomes "black olives matter".