Category Archives: NACIREMA
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people.
Nacirema opens this week, part of the Artistic Blind Date performances in the Source Theatre Festival.
Opening performance is Wed June 15th with a 7 PM performance followed by a Q & A with the artists.
The performance will also run on June 18 – 6 PM, June 26 – 3 PM and July 3 – 6 PM. For more information and for tickets visit http://sourcedc.org/sourcefestival
Just to give you a “taste” here is the Nacirema teaser video.
(NaturalNews) It can now be revealed by NaturalNews that the TSAfakedits safety data on its X-ray airport scanners in order to deceive the public about the safety of such devices.
As evidenced by recent events in Washington, we now live in an age where the federal government simplyfakeswhatever documents, news or evidence it wants people to believe, then releases that information as if it were fact. This is themodus operandiof the Department of Homeland Security, which must fabricate false terror alerts to keep itself in business — and nowthe TSAdivision has taken the fabrication of falseevidenceto a whole new level with itsnaked body scanners(see below).
Urban decay is the process whereby a previously functioning city, or part of a city, falls into disrepair and decrepitude. It may featuredeindustrialization, depopulation or changing population, economic restructuring, abandoned buildings, high local unemployment, fragmented families, political disenfranchisement, crime, and a desolate, inhospitable city landscape.
Since the 1970s and 1980s, urban decay has been associated with Western cities, especially in North America and parts of Europe. Since then, major structural changes in global economies, transportation, and government policy created the economic and then the social conditions resulting in urban decay.
The effects counter the development of most of Europe and North America; in countries beyond, urban decay is manifested in the peripheralslums at the outskirts of a metropolis, while the city center and the inner city retain high real estate values and sustain a steadily increasing populace. In contrast, North American cities often experience population flights to the suburbs and exurb commuter towns, i.e., white flight.Another characteristic of urban decay is blight—the visual, psychological, and physical effects of living among empty lots, buildings and condemned houses. Such desolate properties are socially dangerous to the community because they attract criminals and street gangs, contributing to the volume of crime.
Urban decay has no single cause; it results from combinations of inter-related socio-economic conditions—including the city’s urban planningdecisions, the poverty of the local populace, the construction of freeway roads and rail road lines that bypass the area, depopulation bysuburbanization of peripheral lands, real estate neighborhood redlining, and xenophobic immigration restrictions.
During World War I, American activist Randolph Bourne had warned, “War is the health of the State.”1 His prophecy has proven accurate; the post-1914 years have been an era of total war and the total state. It had seemed that with the fall of the Soviet Union, the state of permanent war, permanent mobilization, and permanent emergency would end. This hope has not been realized. Instead, the US and the world are now laying the groundwork for high-tech totalitarianism; liberty is in retreat, just as occurred almost everywhere between 1914 and 1945.