Drawing (254) from THE BASIS OF MAKE-UP

"A religiously announced apocalypse, a ruptured sky shown on a woodcut by Albrecht Dürer. Figures in prayer with their backs to the observer who bow before a stylized house printed on paper towels and kiss the ground. To the right, a kitchen roll is presented as an offering; to the left, two poplars on a coal heap in West Berlin during the blockade. ADE means farewell in German, the A stands for Anfang (beginning), D for Dürer, E for Ende (end). “The beginning of the end” would be bragging: the beginning is the end. Organized religion poisons everything. It is “violent, irrational, intolerant, sectarian, allied to racism, tribalism, and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive  toward children, and ought to have a great deal on its conscience”, writes Christopher Hitchens in his 2007 book God is Not Great. Look out, progress is unstoppable: now we must praise the Wahhabi Saudis for wanting to allow their women to drive." (From: arsenal, september 18).


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