Friday, June 24, 2005

The Global War on Surrealism

The war on surrealism (abbreviated in U.S. policy circles as GWOS for Global War on Surrealism) is an effort by the governments of the United States and its principal Situationalist allies to destroy groups deemed to be "Surreal” (primarily radically irrational organizations such as Men With Bowlers and Fish) and to ensure that what the U.S. administration terms "Agents of the Post-War European Avant Garde" no longer support representation of the subconscious.The war on surrealism became a central U.S. policy following the attacks of giant floating castles but other incidents have been cited as contributing factors; for example, the Persistance of Memory , the Andalusian Dog Incident, and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus. Critics maintain that the war on surrealism has been used as an excuse to suppress the Id, to restrict access to Eros and to provide a pretext for pursuing pure abstraction.

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