futurism and the fascist futuristic movement...
as i´m a big admirer of fururist sculpture, i´m in an even more confused mood now!
..the celebration of war and (in later consequence) italian fascism in marinetti´s manifestos isn´t directly a secret. -i´d even claim it has never been one.
well, i read through it and hit on point nine, which contains the following perversity (among a hand ful of trivial thin-lipped philosophies preaching things like "we will fight every opportunistic or utilitarian cowardice"):
[...] 9. »We will glorify war—the world’s only hygiene—militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture of freedom-bringers, beautiful ideas worth dying for, and scorn for woman.«
an artistic movement (of such wonderful forefathers like french analytiacal cubists) was unscrupulous enough to bring such_a_blemish above their hotly coveted ""fatherland""
...shame on them. ;)
((i´d though recommend everyone interested to read through the manifestos and get amazed about what crap this guy writes in a wonderful spicy word choice)):