Old 'politically incorrect' Parisian street art. by blinkings ()
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Old artworks like this are still scattered around France. They are relics from a different time that no one has wanted to pay to get removed......I find them really interesting.
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Of course nobody want's to deliberate offend people and if it were a modern sign then it would be removed. However I don't think things of historical significance should be taken away as in someways denies things ever happened and it's always better to learn from the mistakes of history.
There appears to be a play on words here. Au planteur aucune succursale translates as: To (or "For") the planter, [there is] no branch office. That is, he and he alone is in charge. However, in French, the word "sucre" means sugar and "sale" means dirty. It is thereby also suggested that the planter's coffee contains no dirty sugar, in other words: nothing cheap or adulterated is or can be served to the master. This subtly racist and repugnant image underscores the rewards of unfettered, nineteenth century colonialism. It must be acknowledged, but it can hardly be admired.
PC is destructive of everything cultural, including itself! I remember the PC arguments for destroying the Tintin series, the Blake and Mortimer series, the Asterix series and a few other popular comic series all caused by a destructive PC fool. As durleybeachbum says, to be PC we would have to burn half of all art. PC is the modern day fascism. Keep up the good work! :-)
As Marcel Proust would say "A La Recherche De Temps Perdu." I don't believe in destroying art because it has become politically and socially out of date. If we forget things like slavery, then there is always the temptation for it to return in different forms. I feel much the same way about Confederate monuments in the U.S. Rather than sandblasting the Stone Mountain Confederate sculpture, a display that explains why it was put up and why some people object to it would increase public knowledge of what went on in the past. Of course if governments want to move a piece of art, then that is their prerogative, but don't destroy it.
so many things has been removed here in the states, but there are so many people out there that still lives in the past. hopefully they are on the radar of the powers to be. many of the people that argues to remove a historical questionable art, are doing it for their name to be heard in the media with plans on running for public office
I wonder if this image showed a half-dressed French boy demurely serving a pleased-looking Gestapo agent if it would still be around (or if there'd be the same comments.) Haven't been to France in many years... are there lots of images of the German occupation still around? Statues of Klaus Barbie and the like? And if not, isn't there a danger we'll forget the history?
"Paths of Glory," a film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas, described the mutiny of French infantrymen during WWI. French troops were ordered by incompetent officers to attack obviously impregnable German positions. The half-hearted assault petered out when immediately greeted by withering machine-gun fire. To proceed meant certain death, sensible men refused to step from whatever cover they could find, many declined even to leave their trenches. Afterwards several representatives from various units were selected by lot, charged with cowardice in the face of the enemy, tried, found guilty, and executed. The officers who had ordered the preposterous mission received not so much as a reprimand.
France banned the film immediately upon its release and the work has never been screened in that country. No French government has even considered overturning the ban. Little wonder that some call history a lie written by the victors.