RAVEN MACK is a mystic poet-philosopher-artist of the Greater Appalachian unorthodox tradition who publishes zines & physical books & electronic books & music & photography & digital art & just generally whatever feels necessary to survive this deluded earth thru Rojonekku Word Fighting Arts survival systems (Version 69, establish 14 Feb 1973). Comments encouraged.

Monday, January 29

JJ Krupert Jan 2018 number ten "el regreso del chapo"


Chapo about to go to trial & I can’t say I glamorize him like some folks do
bc post-modern Robin Hoods built off drug sales
carry a lot of collateral damage
(which ain’t even collateral tbh)
but I do appreciate
narco-inspired t-shirts from the flea market
a sign of not gentrified just yet is the flea market
if it’s a real live flea market
with cayenne mango & a machete man stand
& bootleg futbol jerseys
(a thousand shades of Barcelona)

plz don’t have a pretend flea market
in the gentrified art part & pretend
it is like ppl surviving the struggle
together
commercially
just admit your pretend flea market
is struggle cosplay
the affluent acting as if money is a concern
& that their enabled art is some sort of hustle
I am offended by the glamorization
of tinkersmith makerspacing legitimized
(& generally funded or at least safety netted) artz
more than Robin Hood drug lord myths

I am offended by inequality
so I guess ppl who come from the wrong end of the pyramid
and gold-plated el cuerno de chivo gun their way to the top
do make me happy inside (just a little)
but I’d rather the whole fuckin’ thing

fall apart

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