For shame

Italian artist Salvatore Garau recently sold at auction his latest work, entitled Lo Sono. The buyer paid over $18,000.

Garau describes Lo Sono as being “made of air and spirit.” He says he likes to think of it as a vacuum, and calls the work an “immaterial sculpture.” As he told Spain’s Diario AS, “The vacuum is nothing more than a space full of energy, and even if we empty it and there is nothing left, according to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, that nothing has a weight. Therefore, it has energy that is condensed and transformed into particles, that is, into us.”

Confused? Don’t be. The piece of art doesn’t actually exist. There’s truly nothing there.

The buyer will instead receive a “certificate of authenticity” and “display” instructions. Garau insists the “work” must be exhibited in a private house in a roughly five-by-five-foot area free of obstruction.

“Lo Sono,” translated, means “I am.” Garau at least has a sense of humor.

When I was a boy, my brother and I decided to create our own superheroes and sell homemade comic books to the neighborhood suckers. I don’t recall the entire cast of characters we came up with, but Caterpillar Man was a featured player, spinning his own silken threads. Watch and learn, Spidey.

The comics were a series of colored drawings in standard comic book format, stapled together just like the, er, pros do it, and they were even given a brand: Stars and Stripes Comics. And after only a few minutes of showing the wares to the local crew, we found one taker, who gave us our asking price of a nickel each for a couple of issues.

When my mom found out, she made us give the nickels back. Charging for such tripe. No, this was not money we were going to keep. One of us would later work as an artist for Disney Animation and “South Park,” so the art couldn’t have been that bad, but Mom would not be shamed seeing her boys dupe some neighborhood simp.

The buyer hasn’t been disclosed, but be it a simp or a sophisticated modern art tastemaker (same thing you say?), I’m pretty sure Mom would feel at least as shamed were Garau one of hers.

Merriam-Webster defines the word “shame” thusly: “a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety.” The second meaning is: “a condition of humiliating disgrace or disrepute.”

For all the instances of the second meaning we have seen in recent years, we sure seem to have a serious shortage of the first.

Wuhan Lab Leak When Everybody Finds Out what Everyone knows

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This panel from this classic comic is the first thing I thought of when I read this story:

Adam Housley tweeted that he is being told the increased pressure on the scientific community to be open to and to review the theory that the China coronavirus was made in a laboratory in recent days is due to a defector with intimate knowledge bringing intel to the US that the coronavirus was leaked from a lab in Wuhan.

Corrupt FBI Director Wray didn’t know right away because lower-level FBI Agents wanted to make sure they got all they needed before telling him.  Note those in the FBI do not trust Director Wray so they kept this from him as long as possible.

I was wondering how the narrative had changed so fast and how the media, particularly social media was so willing to turn on a dime, it seems they wanted to get out ahead of this.

Alas for Dr. Fauci the book publishers were not in on this intelligence when they launched their campaign.

Here is the base tweet:

And the summery:

President Trump wasted no time calling for reparations from China:

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted infectious disease expert and White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci for early misinformation on the coronavirus pandemic  — and demanded China pay the United States $10 trillion for ”the death and destruction they have caused.”

I suspect the elites have already gotten their reparations from China for helping to keep the rest of us in the dark.

You see I suspect the problem for the left/media here is the same one that existed in the Harvey Weinstein business. It’s one thing when everybody knows that’s OK when “everybody” is defined as the insider crowd. But if “everybody” includes the public, now we have a problem. As Sir Humphrey put it:

Bernard Woolley: I just found out the most terrible thing Sir. Humphrey.

Sir Humphrey: Oh Dear me.

Bernard: This contract was obtained by bribery

Sir Humphrey: Of course. All contracts in Kumran are obtained by bribery everybody knows that. It’s perfectly alright as long as nobody knows.

Bernard: Shouldn’t we tell the minister?

Sir Humphrey: Certainly not.

Bernard: But if everybody knows…

Sir Humphrey: Everybody else knows. Do not let a minister know what everybody else knows.

Yes Prime Minister: The Moral Dimension 1982

Remember Harvey Weinstein wasn’t expendable to the left until the public knew what the elites already did.

I predict that we will not see Dr. Fauci long in this government as the usefulness of this particular idiot to the elites is about to end.