31-03-14

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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12-03-14

Filcosart Studio Gallery (Room Six)

Anarchism, Ghent, Skinheads, History

 

Het boek “Skinhead Anarchisme in 2014” door Philippe L. De Coster, is nu in voorbereiding, en verschijnt binnen enkele maanden op twee plaatsen op Internet. Het boek is NIET politiek getint, en zeker niet racistisch, en sluit zich aan bij de “vrije mening”. Dat is wat wij doen, onze eigen mening doorgeven. We zijn allemaal mensen en als mensheid één. Met elkaar levend op een prachtige planeet boordevol fauna en flora in een welhaast perfecte symbiose, is het toch wat vreemd te noemen dat de onderlinge verbondenheid, zowel met elkaar als met de omgeving, zo weinig gewaardeerd wordt. Meer lijkt het op een leven als parasieten die onbewust hun eigen bestaansmiddel vernietigen. Het geïllustreerde boek is bestemd voor lezers die ervoor weinig tijd hebben om in boeken te verdiepen, en toch heel vluchtig op de hoogte willen gehouden worden. Mijn boek is ontspannend voor de lezer van deze tijd, daar de soms pittige, maar menselijke illustraties met daarbij de gepaste, inspirerende teksten. De auteur weet het, hij schopt hier een enorme open deur in, maar het is het beschouwen waard. En, naar de psychologie van Carl Gustav Jung, laten wij afdalen in de duistere spelonken van het collectief bewustzijn achter die deur. Misschien treffen we samen daar nog meer geheimagenten. Alles bijeen, het is bon ton te roepen dat je niet onderdeel bent van het politiek spectrum als anarchist. Wat er zo allemaal gebeurd rondom ons vooral in de politiek, staan wij merendeel afgunstig tegenover, en hebben onze eigen mening, dus zijn wij anarchisten. De eerlijkheid zegt dat wij voor onze idealen aan het daglicht moeten stellen.

 

Anarchism, Skinheads, Ghent, Art

Voorbeeld, een tafereel uit het boek in voorbereiding (afloop te zien op mijn Facebook).

 

Eboek in wording

 

Anarchisten, rode skinheads

 

 

Rode hoodies en T-shirts koopt U bij “Karoshi” (Textiel/Zeefdruk/Borduren). U kunt daar terecht om onze logo op uw aankopen te laten drukken.

Karoshi

 

Anarchist_Gesture.jpg

 

The “Internationale” Anthem in Three Languages

 

"The Internationale" (In French: "L'Internationale") is a widely sung left-wing anthem. It has been one of the most recognizable and popular songs of the socialist movement since the late nineteenth century, when the Second International (now the Socialist International) adopted it as its official anthem. The original French refrain of the song is C'est la lutte finale / Groupons-nous et demain / L'Internationale / Sera le genre humain. (English: "This is the final struggle / Let us group together and tomorrow / The Internationale / Will be the human race.") "The Internationale" has been translated into many languages. It is often sung with the left hand raised in a clenched fist salute and is sometimes followed (in English-speaking places) with a chant of "The workers united will never be defeated." "The Internationale" has been celebrated by socialists, communists, anarchists, democratic socialists, and some social democrats.

E-book Click Here

 

The Red Association

By Mikhail Bakunin

Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying. 

Ebook 

(Larger edition in preparation)

 

The Anarchist Movement Today

 

by

 

Alexander Berkman (January 1934)

 

Epilogue by Philippe L De Coster, B.Th., D.D.

 

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.

 

Ebook

 

  

Knights, Ghent, history, fiction, skinhead

 

These two older skinheads have chosen for the quiet, some distance away from the July Festival in Ghent. Through the back way they entered Blaarenmeersen, and are now finding an isolated spot for a good breathing in and out. In Summer, and at other times when weather is good and the sun shines the place is crowded, and very pleasant too. Which spot will they be choosing to be alone, the two of them.

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Recreation Centre Blaarenmeersen in Ghent

 

Ghent, Blaarenmeersen

 Where the two skinheads are finding a quiet spot for themselves

 

Ghent, Blaarenmeersen

Far from the crowded beach and swimming pool 

 

Ghent, Blaarenmeersen

From Blaarenmeersen near Snepkaai in fact, you see beautiful and historical Ghent

Ghent, Blaarenmeersen, Fiction, Saladin, Knights

 

This man is playing an adult game with a partner, a man of a woman, who cares at this time and in this age. This just happens at Blaarenmeersen somewhere around the older buildings.Playing hard-to-get like the hide-and-seek games he play as children, and this  is not only an interactive game, it also increases his alertness to the environment, the skills for finding what he is looking for and also gives us a sense of satisfaction once he finds what he wants to experience.Playing-hard-to-get when done right introduces a particular sense of depth to the mysterious and elusive phenomenon that the opposite sex or sexes altogether tend to find absolutely irresistible. It seems, this is really what the man wants, and in public places where certain games are not tolerated. Whatever the game, remember that before you start playing hard-to-get, it is important that you are aware of some of the behaviours that indicate that a man or woman's level of interest in you may be small to begin with. Trying to play hard at once with somebody is the fastest way to end the relationship (even if you are one that has great potential). It is like having one foot on a banana peel, the other in the grave.

 Whatever, here follows nine suggestions:

 

1. Be flexible but not a pushover
2. Create distance without going anywhere
3. Give him/her what he/she wants but not in the way he/she expected
4. Don't compete, outlast the competition
5. Be totally open and upfront but keep raising questions in his/her mind and answering them: some right away, some later
 

6.Be easily accessible but "out of reach" 

7. Stir the pot once in a while
8. Work the imagination and tease all of his/her senses
9. Initiate sexual contact when he/she least expects it
It makes a lot of difference when you make things seems fresh and vital in ways that keep the blood flowing!

 

Ghent, the Poel, fiction, old convent

 

From Blaarenmeersen some people are now returning to the July Festival in Ghent, they are three of them. I don’t know if they know where they are now standing, but they find themselves at the Poel, at an old fortified building. The building had a past. When I was young, my parents gave their two children each a different education. My mother was French speaking, and my father spoke Dutch (Flemish), French and English. They seemed to have given to my sister a better education than to me. She had to go to a French Boarding School in Ghent, where they taught in French only, except my sister’s last year in Dutch, as this was the new Belgian law. The school as you sees here was a convent institution ran by nuns, the Ursulines, as you can notice from the fortified windows at the ground floor of the photographs. My sister had her lessons in Dutch during her last year only. It did mark the remainder of her life. She could not find a job in Ghent, because her Dutch was not sufficiently good, even bad through her unwillingness. All the way through, I was trained at school in Dutch in Wetteren and Ghent. French was my second language, and English my third. That’s the difference between the two of us. I stood always near to the Flemish people and spoke Dutch (Flemish). My parents died, and a separation remains between my sister and me, as we never agreed, we are totally different. I have not heard or seen her since 2006 when we had to gather to a solicitor in Tournai for estate purposes. And, that was it. The building is since  long ago no longer a convent or a school, serving other purposes in the City of Ghent. The friends are per chance just standing there not knowing the history of the building behind them. They were not yet born when the nuns left the building.

 

Ghent, Poel, Convent

 

Former Ursulines Convent and Boarding School for Girls 

Ghent, Poel, Convent

No longer a convent and boarding school for French speaking girls

 

Skinheads, Anarchisten, Red skinheads, Rode Associatie

 

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.

 

Bezoek ook de vorige pagina's

Please visit previous pages on my artwork and more

 

 

 

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