The Grifter = National Emergency

"The upside down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress. It is not meant to be, and is not officially recognized as any type of disrespect when so displayed for the right reasons."                                                                                                                                                                                  
John F. Kennedy's lucid warning to generations in the crosshairs of nuclear weapons. Contains excerpts from his American University Speech, June 10, 1963. The boatswain's whistle at the beginning signals "all hands on deck".  Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.                      


Jefferson at Monticello - "Barbarous Ancestors" - Visualmyth

"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." Thomas Jefferson.


Hear Ye Here Ye - Visualmyth

"Trump is promoting socialism for the rich and harsh capitalism for everyone else..." Robert Reich.                           
   TODAY'S WHITE HOUSE MOVIE - THE GRIFTER'S FAVORITE - A FACE IN THE CROWD                                                                 


Bittersweet Symphony - Ashcroft - Frida Khalo - Visualmyth

Richard Ashcroft - "Bittersweet Symphony" - Live at Scala, London. Frida Khalo, Self Portrait - Borderline - Mexico - USA 1932. The Land Is Rich - United Farm Workers - California 1966. Public Domain film. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.      
The Land Is Rich. Produced by Harvey Richards. Public Domain film on the struggle of California agricultural workers to gain union recognition through the United Farm Workers. Via Jeff Quitney.


Violeta Parra - Gracias a La Vida - America 1626 - Visualmyth

Violeta Parra - Gracias a La Vida. Written by Violeta Parra. JMW Turner - The Blue Rigi, Sunrise. Théodore Géricault - The Raft of the Medusa. Marcel Mindlin - Black Wave (LA Graffiti). Visualmyh © Patrick Burke.
Nicanor Parra 1914 - 2018. The Parra Family - Chile.
America 1626. Original image Public Domain, Maps Division, NYPL. Tapestry from Visualmyth Fabric.


Midnite - Seek Knowledge Before Vengeance - Visualmyth

Still images moving to the beat of Midnite. Vaughn Benjamin-vocals. Ron Benjamin-keyboards. Abijah Hicks-guitar. Phillip Merchant-bass. Dion (Bosie) Hopkins-drums. Rob Scherer photography. Powered by ONADIME. Computer graphics and production by Patrick Burke.


Matisse Study - Bathers by a River - Visualmyth

"Everything that we see in our daily life is more or less distorted by aquired habits, and this is perhaps more evident in an age like ours when cinema posters and magazines present us every day with a flood of ready-made images which are to the eye what prejudices are to the mind." Henri Matisse, 1953.

Henri Mattise interviewed by Geroges Charbonnier, 1950. "La Danse" and "Music" 1910, from The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. Public Domain. Music © Harry Manx, "Afghani Raga". Artwork © Patrick Burke. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.     

Matisse Study - Bathers by a River (Under Surveillance). © Patrick Burke.                                              


Ulysses Battle - Jimi Hendrix - Vietnam - Visualmyth

Jimi Hendrix "Hear My Train A Coming" The Royal Albert Hall, 1969. (excerpts). Film clips from "The Anderson Platoon" by Pierre Schoendoerffer, © French Broadcasting System. Public Domain film clips, Vietnam. Paul Klee - painting. Powered by ONADIME. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.
Aspiration statue - The Arts of Peace. Vietnam Veterans Memorial 1997. Drypoint etching © Patrick Burke.


Col. Lawrence B. Wilkerson - Lucid Articulation in a Murky Time

Colonel Lawrence B. Wilkerson is a retired United States Army Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. He spoke at the 2017 Veterans For Peace convention in Chicago.

Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. "Smith was not an economist; he was a philosopher."

The Center For Climate And Security - Working Group on Climate, Nuclear, and Security Affairs: Report One


50th Anniversary Of The Potsdam Conference 1995 - Visualmyth

As part of the events marking the 50th anniversary of the Potsdam Conference in Potsdam, Germany, I participated by having an exhibition of digitally altered and printed images that were placed in 160 lightboxes at tram and bus stops throughout Potsdam, as well as a smaller number in Berlin and in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
  My goal was to create a reflection of 50 years of history when the people of Potsdam were living the consequences of the Potsdam Conference. 
  “The devastation is complete,” he wrote. “There is not a single building which is not gutted. On some of the streets the stench—sweet and sickish from dead bodies—is overwhelming. The people all have completely colorless faces…Where they are going, no one seems to know. I wonder if they do.”
John F. Kennedy, Berlin, Potsdam, 1945. Prelude to Leadership: The Post-War Diary, Summer 1945. 


A Cool Veranda - Midnite - Visualmyth

Midnite & Desmond Williams. A Cool Veranda. Melody & Lyrics by Vaughn Benjamin. From "Kayamagan" Rastafaria Records. Video powered by ONADIME. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.

The Grifter's Coup of Incompetence Continues...


Red Dress - Broken Ballerina - Visualmyth

"Broken Ballerina" by the Seattle band Red Dress. Written by Gary Minkler and Bill Bagley. Recorded in 1981. Gary Minkler, vocals. John Olufs, guitar. Pete Pendras, guitar. Bill Shaw, drums. Bill Bagley, bass, cranks, whistles, vibes. Produced by Conrad Uno, Popllama Records. Patrick Burke, photography and computer graphics. Powered by ONADIME. Broken Ballerina © Minkler/Bagley. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.


Georgia O'Keefe - Artist - Visualmyth

Georgia O'Keefe filmed in the Public Domain movie "Land of Enchantment Southwest USA 1948" in New Mexico. Photography by Boris Kaufman. Paintings by Georgia O'Keefe © Georgia O'Keefe Estate. Sound by Delia Derbyshire, "Blue Veils and Golden Sand". Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.
 "Georgia O’Keefe’s younger sister Ida never got much support, but now she has a show in Dallas that is turning heads."


The Voomers - Here I Am 2019 - Visualmyth

The Voomers, "Here I Am". Joe Reno's etching of the Three Crosses, 1970, etched with a nail, an 8 penny. Photograph of Frank and Joe Reno 1959, Ballard, Seattle. The Voomers - Joe Reno, Edd Cox, Patrick Burke. "Here I Am" © Joe Reno. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669. The three Crosses. 1653. Etching (39 x 45 cm). Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.


"Tengo Un Sueño" I Have A Dream - "У меня есть мечта"

“Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.” 
Martin Luther King Jr.

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings "This Land Is Your Land This Land Is My Land" written by Woody Guthrie. Public Domain film clips of the Civil Rights Movement, 1960 - 1968 . Visualmyth produced by Patrick Burke.                                                                                                      
Martin Luther King Jr. excerpt from his speech to the American Psychological Association, 1967. Robert Johnson, "If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day" 1936 (excerpt). Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.


John Lennon - Nobody Loves You - Visualmyth

John Lennon, "Nobody Loves You When You're Down and Out", acoustic and electric versions, excerpts, remixed by Patrick Burke. New York City, 1900's, Public Domain film. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
Abbey Hoffman and John Lennon, rooftop, NYC.