The counter culture of the East Village of the 1970s and 1980s percolated in time into main stream being presented now in an exhibit at the MOMA that depicts the vibe of those time’s clubs stimulating even now the global public’s imagination. The main accent of the exhibit is on Club 57 that thrived between 1978 to 1983 at 57 St. Marks Place, as a zero-budget venue for music and film exhibitions, in the basement of a Polish church. Its time coincided with the gay revolution, the advent of the AIDS epidemic during the Reagan presidency, all stemming a desire for experimentation with new art, music, performance and fashion. “Club 57 is said to have influenced virtually every club that came in its wake.” says the MOMA website, inspiring their counterparts clubs like Mudd and the still currently operating on Avenue A, Pyramid Club.
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…you can buy a gun at 18 but you cannot buy a beer till 21. This hypocrisy that encourages killing is enforced by the murderers of the National Rifle Association. The NRA’ solution that the spineless Republicans in Congress adopted is mind boggling: to fight the guns proliferation with more guns and train the teachers to carry guns in school. How stupid they can be! We stand proudly with our kids who walked out today across the country to protest this hypocrisy. And we have to fight and stop the killers from NRA.
“A terrorist organization is a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals… It uses a calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear.”- “The Free Dictionary”
Well, you may think that this definition is far from what the NRA is doing to our nation, but don’t be so sure. They do not use violence directly but through the policies they promote and their extreme lobby they encourage people to carry guns and oppose any type of gun control, creating a culture of gun worship and violence. Their goal, that in the end is of arming an entire population is political and ideological in nature and it aligns with the most rabid right wing faction of the Republican party. But to bring an American touch to it, the NRA is nothing more than a marketing division for the gun manufacturers, because in America as long as you make money everything is excusable, even the murders of innocent kids in schools. The NRA has on their hands the blood for all the shootings that happened in our nation’s schools since Columbine to Parkland. They carry the signature of these killings. And using the empty slogans of freedom and liberty, as empty as those used by the Communists in the past in Eastern Europe and USSR, they carry their agenda of instilling fear and intimidation against all branches of the American government.
In the past it took a Brit, Piers Morgan to tell Wayne LaPierre live on CNN what his organization stands for. Now are the students of Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Florida, the survivors of the last shooting. Let’s support their protests and unveil the bigotry and fallacy of this extremist organization.
And all these protests have nothing to do with the “2nd amendment” an idea that the NRA is constantly peddling. They do not represent the “2nd amendment” but just the money making machine of arms manufacturers.
Anytime you go on the higher floors of one of Manhattan’s high-rises the windows offer a panorama over the city that is always impressive. And each time is different and makes you feel that you discovered the city for the first time.