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Be the anti-totalitarian pig you wish to see in the world.

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It's all well and good to bring the mighty low in order to pass judgment on them. But if the people don't then rise up and execute a sentence upon the real pigs, the whole effort is Pyrrhic. Or at best Sisyphean. Not to say that revolution itself, violent or velvet, is not itself a Sisyphean endeavor. But at least you get the appearance of progress.

Jeff Dorchen gets in some light reading before the dawning of the Trump era, and flips through a history of mostly unsuccessful artistic responses to the threat of war, from helmed pigs in beer halls to Hašekian little men, before turning the page to the present day, and all the state violence and radical resistance we'll have to write into history ourselves.

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Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.

 

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