Empty Days

Tuesday, October 21, 2003



Unorthodox

It's been my dearly held desire to say out loud things that are not nice and may merit flogging. For instance this.

What is all this chest-beating-over-Holocaust phenomenon in this part of the world? I mean in the media, movies, that sort of thing. It's not exactly a street-level thing - it's a manufactured thing. Showered upon us from the heights of Hollywood and other such places. Like campuses - campi deserti.

At this date it is beginning to resemble rather closely the Italian mafia lore, a fave feature of public life in... well, you know. So in the end we all sort of take time (primetime) to enjoy some spaghetti-flavored street-shooting on the big/small screen and the next minute we get to view some more shooting, this time of Jews by Nazis, and the amusing thing is - it's still just entertainment.
Mafia life is as real to you and me as the celebrated gas-chambers. That is - not real at all. The more we get to look at it the less real it seems. Strange, hein?

Well, my theory is - you can't really get your idea of life from the movie-theater. Because it's not there. And I am sorry for those guys who think they're paying tribute and making things more real for people - like Steven Spielberg for instance. The power of art is such that E.T. becomes as real as the Holocaust. Which is an adverse effect to say the least.

So in the end, all I am saying is - don't drag it around too much. Give it a rest, let the dead die and the living live. Holocaust is in rags and I don't wanna hear about it no more.

No tears in my eyes... not my real eyes anyway.





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