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As all that is solid melts to air and everything holy is profaned...

Saturday, October 29, 2005

An alternative culture beyond the ideal of Crass?

This highlighted from Daragh is a pretty central question.

on researching it, i've unearthed a lot of material. there is knowledge, history and acknowledgment of crass. But it's mostly venerational and mythic in a manner that i find similarly unproductive. if Crass were the best, most important thing ever and nobody can ever be as good, as 'right on'; if everything else is by contrast a sell out; if they are untouchable and venerated by people who never distinguish fiction from incredible achievement, then they may as well be unknown.on researching, i've also uncovered a lot of other threads, such as those that you are charting yourself ... and decided that understanding Crass involves understanding those threads with which the Crass project became interwoven ... [Quote ends]

Are Crass now seen as an impossible ideal?

So 'right on' as to be a discincentive to contemporary engagement with the politics of everyday life?

Sounds a bit like this no doubt invented Buddhist saying:

"If you meet the Buddha on the way to Enlightenment- kill him!"

Crass as a spectacular commodity. Hm. Hadn't really thought of it that way.


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