A COVID-19 PROJECT BY AKIM MONET
I coined the term #lafarandoledestrousducul in response to the criminals who claim that implementing measures of protection during the Covid-19 pandemic infringes on our civil liberties.
Samuel Asseo it's the farandole of assholes, that turns, that turns....
Akim, in my mind a farandole is a joyful dance. In this case I see rather assholes walking in step. From there to say that it is a goose's step, there is only one step.
It’s an expression that oozes with irony; for us a crisis of morality, and for these assholes, a farandole of idolatries, danced around a fountain of pseudo-civil liberties, of which the gush peddles the stained sweat of the participants, all to the rhythm of the drum beat of the narcissistic pervert asshole-in-chief. All taken together: the farandole of assholes!
This farandole is actually a dance of death.
TOTENTANZ (The Dance of Death)
Michael Wolgemut (Nürnberg 1434-1519)
From: Hartmann Schedel, Liber chronicarum (Weltchronik), Nürnberg (A.Koberger) 1493.
This image is the Dance of Death in the German printed edition, folio CCLXI recto from Hartman Schedel's Chronicle of the World (Nuremberg, 1493) thought to be created by Michael Wolgemut.
Akim, your description of the farandole of assholes is so realistic that I felt the stench that emerges...
As California went into lockdown and our world moved from physical to digital for several months, Facebook became for me an interesting barometer of my friend's thoughts, but also a reflection of a wider conversation. I was horrified!
Not only did people post articles that addressed the bleak reality of a deeply divided county, of which the different parts no longer heard each other, let alone spoke the same language, but many whom I know personally, or who are only one-person-away from me, started to hurl insults at whomever thought differently....
Although I mostly refrained from engaging in digital conversations with those I don't agree with -having quickly recognized that it takes more that one to dialogue, I coined a brutally vulgar hashtag, somewhat tinged with Groszian humor, to express my thoughts about the posts that displayed behavior I found particularly disturbing:
I used this hashtag eliciting smiles, thumbs-ups, and even anger at times, and soon discovered that there is a 'search' function on Facebook that allows to find all instances in which the hashtag appears. Little did I know until then that I had 'collected' close to two-dozen posts that fit my notion of "the assholes' dance" where propaganda, racism and death were out in full force.
This is an example among approximately two dozen FB conversations I tagged with #lafarandoledestrousducul
The original sources of the FB posts are below:
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