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Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Great Lie


Thought Experiment


Before you read this and get pissed off that I'd even write such horse shit I know it is shit. This was a thought experiment that I was indulging in. 

I read this article ( http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/04/13/school-apologizes-for-teacher-instructing-students-to-write-nazi-propaganda-for-assignment/ ) about a teacher instructing students to write Nazi propaganda for an assignment. He was attempting to instruct his students to perform a thought experiment. Well the teacher got in trouble and was forced to apologize to angry parents.  I thought that this was a fantastic experiment to understand the process of hate,  so I decided to try it as an art journal.

Of course I do not believe anything that I wrote. I discovered that as I was reading through some Nazi propaganda I didn't feel passionate about any of it, I wasn't inspired as I was to try this thought experiment.  My propaganda is vapid and absurd. I wasn't any closer to understanding the process of fundamentally profound hate than I was when I started. I spent a lot of time thinking about the ideas and the words I wrote as I was illustrating the old parchment. As I drew the magnifying glass I couldn't comprehend the reasons for genocide. 

My thought experiment was a complete failure.