“There are some things concerning which we must always be maladjusted if we are to be people of good will. We must never adjust ourselves to racial discrimination and racial segregation. We must never adjust ourselves to religious bigotry. We must never adjust ourselves to economic conditions that take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few and leave millions of God's children smothering in a cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society.” Martin Luther King Jr.
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). Patrick Burke, Visualmyth.
Since the 1948 launch of the OAS, the United States has been bound by the terms of the Inter-American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, known as the Bogotá Declaration. The most significant human rights document up to that time (the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights came shortly thereafter), it obliged the states of the Americas to protect “the right to life, liberty and the security” of every human being, to give protection to families and to grant “all children … the right to special protection, care and aid.” Todd N. Tucker, How Mexico Could Force America’s Hand on Immigrants.
सूर्य अझै पनि छ Sun Stands Still ดวงอาทิตย์ยังคงนิ่ง 태양은 여전히 서있다 солнце стоит на месте © Patrick Burke
Don Pullen, "Healing Force" (excerpt). Medevac and Vietnam footage Public Domain. Clipper ship footage Public Domain. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
"Pastures of Plenty" written by Woody Guthrie. Sung by Odetta. Edward Weston and Charis Wilson, from The Photographer 1949. Willard Van Dyke, Phototgraphy and Director. Public Domain film. Bob Dylan, guitar intro. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
"There are two sorts of tyranny: one real, which arises from oppression; the other is seated in opinion, and is sure to be felt whenever those who govern establish things shocking to the existing ideas of a nation." Montesque, The Spirit of the Laws.
The Seattle band Red Dress, "Valley of the Damn It", written by Red Dress, recorded in 1981. Gary Minkler, vocals. John Olufs, guitar. Pete Pendras, guitar. Bill Bagley, bass. Greg Keplinger, drums. Photography by Ernie Sapiro, Guitarslinger Photography. Produced by Conrad Uno at Egg Studios for Popllama Products. Patrick Burke, computer graphics and production. Powered by ONADIME. "Valley of the Damn It" © 1981 Red Dress. Visualmyth © 2010 Patrick Burke.
"It is very biblical to enforce the law." This is BULLSHIT, the delusional rants from a delusional clique of quasi Americans lost in the downward funnel of BS spouted by King Bozo the Only. Wake Up America!
"He enacts justice for orphans and widows, and he loves immigrants, giving them food and clothing.” Deuteronomy. Look it up yourselves, if you need "verse" to think clearly.
Flush the Grifter - aka the "Gold Plated Turd"- his policies and his "Republican" minions from the body politic, via the exercise of democracy. Don't drink the Grifter's Coolaid America. That's my "prayer".
A visualmyth combining images of history: Théodore Géricault, "The Raft of the Medusa", Katsushika Hokusai, "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", J. M. W. Turner, "The Blue Rigi Lake of Lucerne Sunrise", Marcel Mindlin, "Black Wave (LA Grafitti)", JFK film clip, JFK Library. Rolling Stones, 2,000 Light Years From Home, remix by Patrick Burke. Parviz Yahaghi, Ghoroob. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
"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.
Created to celebrate the genius of David Bowie using his paintings of the Red Monkey, Iggy Pop and his self portrait and NASA photographs of the planets. Music from "Outside". The Motel and I'm Deranged written by David Bowie. Virgin Records. Pattern designs by Donald Jordan. Powered by ONADIME. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.
Slow Down Small Town written by Tom Callagy. Vocals by Bria Kelly, original version. Tom Callagy, guitar. Five paintings by Edward Hopper, animated by Patrick Burke. Powered by ONADIME. Public domain film clips. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.
"Out of Time" - The Rolling Stones. Jagger/Richards. From Aftermath, 1966. Théodore Géricault, "The Raft of the Medusa". J. M. W. Turner, "The Blue Rigi Lake of Lucerne Sunrise", Marcel Mindlin, "Black Wave". Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
Michael Levy plays the "first written melody" on a replica of an ancient lyre that he made. http://ancientlyre.com/ The image in this video is from the J. Paul Getty Museum collection, Cycladic marble harp player, circa 2500 bc. Michael Levy's arrangement is based on the original transcription of the melody, as interpreted by Prof. Richard Dumbrill. Powered by ONADIME. Music © Michael Levy. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
*** "For more than three decades, I observed and analyzed the traits and tactics of corrupt, incompetent and narcissistic foreign officials who did whatever they thought was necessary to retain power. Exploiting the fears and concerns of their citizenry, these demagogues routinely relied on lies, deceit and suppression of political opposition to cast themselves as populist heroes and to mask self-serving priorities. By gaining control of intelligence and security services, stifling the independence of the judiciary and discrediting a free press, these authoritarian rulers followed a time-tested recipe for how to inhibit democracy’s development, retard individual freedoms and liberties, and reserve the spoils of corrupt governance for themselves and their ilk. It never dawned on me that we could face such a development in the United States." *** John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, 2013 - 2017.
Harry Manx performs "Nine Summers Lost" from his album, "Bread & Buddha". This video was shot at a sound check before his performance at Hugh's Room in Toronto. Film clips: Wim Wenders, Wings of Desire. Dziga Vertov, Enthusiasm. Berlin 1937 - 45, Public Domain. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.
A "visualmyth" with many components: the photo of Picasso's studio on Rue de Grands Augustins, May 9, 1944 by Brassai, digitally altered as a derivative work; as well as public domain images from WW2 news footage, and original paintings by Picasso, "Portrait of Marie-Therese" and "Women Running on the Beach", digitally altered as derivative works. "La Marsellaise" from the soundtrack of the film Casablanca, public domain. Interview audio from RTBF, 1966. Visualmyth © 2013 Patrick Burke.
Marvin Gaye, "Mercy Mercy Me". Written by Marvin Gaye. Produced by Marvin Gaye. Tamla Records. From "What's Going On" 1971. Liberation of the Netherlands 1945, Public Domain footage. Rembrant van Rijn, Public Domain images. Amsterdam Canal footage by Xewat Studios. Photo: Rijksmuseum Library. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.
"Hovering above them all is the fundamental question of whether the United States will continue to disrupt important elements of the world order it did so much to build and so much to maintain over the past seventy years.” Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Created using footage from cameras mounted to the landing craft.
Newgrange, Ireland footage, Public Domain. (actual source unknow at this time.) JS Bach, Cello Suite #1 in G, Yo Yo Ma cello. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.
Another danger to the USA is now from within. King Bozo the Only - aka "Cyrus" - the Persian ! - and his fundamentalist "christians" launching their Jihad from within the U.S. armed forces.
"The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), of which I am Founder and President, has been the leading opposition to this encroachment of religious extremism in the armed forces." Mikey Weinstein.
"War is a burden that transcends time and space." Brigadier General (Ret.) Jack Hammond, executive director of Home Base.
Jimi Hendrix Experience, Voodoo Child, Stockholm, Sweden 1969. Public Domain video, 1st Air Cavalry Division, Vietnam 1967. Animation soundtrack by Paul Downes, Cavern Studios, Amsterdam, 1997.
Powered by ONADIME. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
Printed on 100% Organic Cotton Sateen, Polyester Crepe de Chine or Silky Faille. Printed on 1 yard of fabric (91.44cm x 132cm). Image size 34"x38.5" (86cm x 97cm). Unhemmed for custom display options.
Original image embossed acetate pastel on paper. © Patrick Burke.
Original image embossed acetate pastel on paper. © Patrick Burke.