The decontextualized retweets of pictures of revolutions around the world, speak to a disassociated fetishism for the imagery of cultural Ragnarok, and may perhaps speak to a wider subconscious precognition of the times which are fast approaching.
There’s a great line Cameron Diaz delivers to close out the criminally under-appreciated The Counselor:
“I suspect that we are ill-formed for the path we have chosen. Ill-formed and ill-prepared. We would like to draw a veil over all the blood and terror that have brought us to this place. It is our faintness of heart that would close our eyes to all of that, but in so doing it makes of it our destiny… But nothing is crueler than a coward, and the slaughter to come is probably beyond our imagining.”
The RTs from the fiery painted battles of Kiev or Venezuela…or wherever—the whereeverness is speaking to this faintness of heart, particularly in America. I wonder what it was like at the end of the British Empire. Is this disassociation just attributed to the aspect of being a citizen in a decaying empire?
I don’t know. It’s certainly beautiful though.