A Specter Haunts America, Again!

Click Image To Read Article and Hear Grigori Leps!!

Has America finally found its vocal chords?  In this global cacophony of revolution, rebellion and insurrection, have the American people finally begun to rise up and have their own voices heard? Are they ready to dismantle the scaffolding and assorted paraphernalia of institutionalized hierarchy?  Are they articulating a new era of anarchy, a modern, post-critical anarchy?

I have heard voices from the Wall Street Occupation, and I clearly hear the rejection of hierarchy on their lips and in the behavior of those speaking on their behalf. I am not sure if their stated dedication to the “process” of consensus is a viable route to everlasting love and collaboration, but at least they are giving voice to a burgeoning anarchic sentiment.

I dedicate the following article to the current efforts of OWS and all peoples who can see beyond the fabric of this sham we are living.  It was the introductory essay to Apocalypse Of The Barbarians, which I first penned in October 2010 (now with minor revisions). But first, I give you the voice and soul of Grigori Leps, Russian Chanson artist, singing Vladimir Vysotsky’s “Cupola.” (with English translation of the lyrics following). One of the greatest pieces of music (and performances) that I have found; it’s message is self evident.  Let it be the voice of the people!!!!!

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About kulturcritic

With a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, Sandy had a ten-year academic career, with appointments at University of Virginia and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the next twenty years in executive ranks at several of America’s largest international firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Ernst & Young, and General Electric. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, as well as parts of Eurasia and Africa. For the past five years Sandy has been living in Western Siberia with his wife and young child, teaching at the Pedagogical University and the Altai Institute for Law and Economics in Barnaul, Russia. Published works include VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (a novel), (Islands Press 2011) Apocalypse Of The Barbarians: Inquisitions On Empire (Islands Press, 2010), The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia (Booksurge, 2009), Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth (Mercer University Press, 1987), Ethical Decisionmaking Styles (Addison-Wesley Press, 1986), and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace (CSM Press,1984).
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