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1849, Dresden, Prussian troops advancing. The commune existed long before any particular barricades. Mikhail Bakunin advocated the looting of the National Museum, armory of the seven color spectrum, and the utilization of famous paintings, time-tested masterworks, veridical bulwarks, as parapet between value systems and color theories. Cherubim with flaming swords guard the misplaced gates of Eden, firewalls and ancient hieroglyphics of air-faring vehicles guard the obvious, in the present tense, in the presence of tents.

1889, the Eiffel Tower erected over the still-smouldering rubble and bloodied paving stones of the commune, an eye-full of modernity for the world to chew and spew. Compound army eyes halt on opposite sides of a sheet of double-sided flypaper. The conflict sticks. Wonders of the modern world wander through our conscience, and hold. The scaffolding of Babel launches rockets of galactic exploration (stellar subjugation) into the sky, exponentially.

Posted by James Bradley on 10/16/12

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