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Filcosart Studio Gallery (Room Seven)

 

 

Ghent, Saladin knight, History, Fiction

 

I am young, nineteen years to tell you the truth, but I know quite a lot of Ghent being a student and going around with friends a lot. I stopped a while at the Minard theater, a folk place where dialect is being spoken and enjoyed.. However, the driving force behind this theater was the actor Romain De Coninck. The place has a beautiful entrance hall, renovated and modernized not long ago, I overheard. The evening’s performance is mulled over around the fine oval bar until the early hours, the after dark pleasures shall I say. The Café called Marimain next to the Minard and part of it is attended by the regulars as ourselves young people. Popular is the terrace even in winter, admired by the passers-by, both male and female. The name “Marimain” is inspired by the previous owner, Mary Brouillard and the Ghent-born comedian Romain De Coninck. My grandfather told me that his death was a great loss for Ghent.

 

Ghent, Minard

 

The actor and comedian, the late Romain De Coninck

Ghent, Minard

The Minard Theater, renovated not long ago.

 

Ghent, Minard

Actor on the stage in dialect, called "Gents"

Ghent, Minard, Café, Marimain

 

 Café adjacent to the Minard attended by young and old outside and inside, even until "After Dark"

 

Please visit also previous rooms

 

Anarchism, Skinhead, Ghent

 

Anarchist Skinhead poster is nu afgewerkt. Het is een oproep aan bestaande Vlaamse Skinheads en anderen naar de Anarchisten over te komen, en ik moedig jullie aan een vereniging te stichten, jonge mensen onder elkaar. Ons beleid in enkele woorden uitgedrukt is: ruimte en vrijheid van een ieder om zichzelf en uniek te zijn, want elk mens is uniek en bijzonder. Daarom geen haat onder de mensen, en dat wilt zeggen geen haat onder ons. Duidelijker, geen rassenhaat op geen enkel vlak. 

 

Anarchism is not a political party. Its strength cannot be measured by counting heads or ballots. The Anarchist movement is a vital factor of life, based on man's inherent love of liberty and desire for well-being Anarchism finds expression in every form of human endeavour -- in the economic and social, as well as in the cultural and artistic phases of existence.

 

Ghent, Skinheads, Anarchisme

 

 Sketch to be coloured

 

These three Red Skinheads are following a seminar at the Socialist Party in Ghent On the Vrijdagmarkt even during the Ghent Feasts of July. Mental development when paralleled by emotional stability and even a strong healthy body is the aim for all, especially when one is called to become or be a Red Anarchist Skinhead, the soldiers of the New Age. Red Skinheads must know about the unity of all life, races, creeds, and ways of life. Skinheads the world over, and not only in Ghent have to endeavourto think in group or community terms and clearly for oneself, not depending upon the word of others for clarification. In the rigid disciplining of the Red Anarchist Skinheads comes eventual perfection as the Saladin knights were, and are today, the Undead, “Those Who Have Risen”. In this New Age, the life of the skinhead becomes not easier as the Gate is neared, but ever the watch must be more thorough, ever right action must be taken with no regard to result, and each one in all its aggregate of detail must be wrestled with and subjugated. Only in the thorough comprehension of the axiom “Know Yourself” will come that understanding that enables the skinhead to wield the law of freedom, and know the inner working of that system. Struggle, strive, discipline, and rejoicingly serve with no reward save the misunderstanding and the abuse of those who follow after, this is the role of the Red Anarchist Skinhead.

 

Gent, Socialisme, Skinheads

 It turns out that this building was designed by the architect Ferdinand Dierckens, who later designed other Socialist buildings in Ghent and in New York. Today this building on the Friday Market is still used as the headquarters of the Socialist Party, the Socialist Health Insurance (Bond Moyson) and the Socialist Trade Unions.

 

Ghent, Socialism, Anarchism, Skinheads

Ghent, Socialism, Anarchism, Skinheads

Ghent, Socialism, Anarchism, Skinheads

Vrijdagmarkt, Artevelde monument

 

Ghent, Knight, Skinheads, Fiction

 

Anarchism, Skinheads

  

Het Anarchisme helpt de mens om zo ruim mogelijk te leven in volle vrijheid en onafhankelijkheid, en in die zin bij het zoeken naar de waarheid, en dat is om de natuur te beheersen en de bewoonde wereld om te vormen om de mensheid te dienen, en de menselijke geest te bevrijden van onwetendheid, godsdienst en bijgeloof, en de velerlei slavernijen door het kapitalisme tot stand gebracht. In die zin wil het Anarchisme de maatschappelijke en politieke instellingen tot hervorming brengen ten bate van de meerderheid, het volk. Het Anarchisme streeft naar de hoge idealistische waarden. Vooral in onze tijd, zien wij door het gebruik van het denkvermogen in het zakenleven twee onrustwekkende dingen gebeuren: de georganiseerde grote zakenwereld met haar zelfzuchtige belangen en materiële begrippen, en zo zien wij planeet Aarde door vervuiling vlug ten onder gaan. Alles blijft bij woorden en niemand doet iets, en blijven ongeïnteresseerd. De stappen in de juiste richting moeten genomen worden. Het Anarchisme werkt aan het denkvermogen van de nieuwe mens. Wanneer de mentale vermogens van de mens door onze vernieuwde Westerse techniek in de zakenwereld (een geweldige school voor concentratie) ontwikkeld zijn, zal er onvermijdelijk een transmutatie volgen die analoog is aan die welke in het gebied van de emotieaard plaats vindt. Het denkvermogen van de mens moet dringend veranderen, waarachtiger en naar de hoger waarden heroriënteert worden buiten het godsdienstig idealisme die totaal voorbijgestreefd is. Wordt de nieuwe mens van vandaag, wordt Anarchist.

 © Philippe L. De Coster, Anarchist (April 2014)

 

Ghent, Dampoort, Skinheads

 

It is also where the commercial seaport of Ghent links with the inner-city canals. Close to the Dampoort is Portus Ganda, the yachting area of the city, which opened in 2005, at the former confluence of the rivers Schelde (English: Scheldt) and Leie. The man touching the wall with his two hands, found a hidden graffiti place in that area. In fact he is on his way to visit the ruins of St. Bavo Abbey, the location where the Undead Saladin knights, “Those Who Have Risen” are found hanging about, and feasting for their achieved work in the City of Ghent. They have chosen the place, because the Dampoort is characterised by a bustling mix of people from different origins: Turkish, Eastern Europeans, native Belgians, Moroccan and practically any  other nationality in the city harbours nearby. At the Dampoort are located several Mosques, the main mosque renovated a few years ago, and the mosque of the Sufi Brotherhood. That is why this area of Ghent is so much attracted by the Saladin knights.

 

Ghent, Dampoort, Skinheads

Dampoort (Crossroads to Antwerp, Terneuzen (Holland), Destelbergen, etc.)

 

 

 

Ghent, Dampoort, Skinheads

Dampoort (official building)

Ghent, Dampoort, Skinheads

St. Bavo Abbey where we will find the Saladin Knights, the Undead, "Those Who Have Risen" at last.

 

 

Anarchism

 

 Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist

 

 (De Memoires van een Anarchist in het Engels)

 

 Part One – Deel Een

 

 by

 

 Alexander Berkman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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