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Mar 1, 2017

Global Carnival and the Carnivalesque 

Carnival is a pageant without footlights and without a division into performers and spectators. In carnival everyone is an active participant, everyone communes in the carnival act… The laws, prohibitions, and restrictions that determine the structure and order of ordinary, that is noncarnival, life are suspended during carnival: what is suspended first is hierarchical structure and all the forms of terror, reverence, piety, and etiquette connected with it… or any other form of inequality among people [From Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics]

"The world was now a kind of universal Disneyland for us to fashion as we wished"

"Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left." Victor Hugo 


marshall mcluhan, Mikhail Bakhtin, alan watts, immediatism, disney, disneyland, epcot, culture, henry miller, carnivalesque, grotesque body, chris hedges, capitalism, illusion, fantasy, politics, lent, mardi gras, trump, propaganda