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greengalloway

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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