First, let’s define what poetry is as defined by the National Forensic League: “Poetry is writing which expresses ideas, experience, or emotion through the creative arrangement of words according to their sound, their rhythm, their meaning ().” Thus, when defining this event, Poetry is the interpretation of a poetic story/expression in a particular time frame.
To throw money away at the Stock Exchange was pretty decent Poetic Terrorism--butto destroy the money would have been good Art Sabotage. To seize TV transmission &broadcast a few pirated minutes of incendiary Chaote art would constitutea feat of PT--but simply to blow up the transmission tower would be perfectlyadequate Art Sabotage. If certain galleries & museums deserve an occasionalbrick through their windows--not destruction, but a jolt to complacency--thenwhat about BANKS? Galleries turn beauty into a commodity but banks transmuteImagination into feces and debt. Wouldn't the world gain a degree of beautywith each bank that could be made to tremble...or fall? But how? Art Sabotageshould probably stay away from politics (it's so boring)--but not from banks.
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The Munich Soviet (or "Council Republic") of 1919 exhibited certain featuresof the TAZ, even though--like most revolutions--its stated goals were notexactly "temporary." Gustav Landauer's participation as Minister of Culturealong with Silvio Gesell as Minister of Economics and other anti- authoritarianand extreme libertarian socialists such as the poet/playwrights Erich Mªhsamand Ernst Toller, and Ret Marut (the novelist B. Traven), gave the Sovieta distinct anarchist flavor. Landauer, who had spent years of isolationworking on his grand synthesis of Nietzsche, Proudhon, Kropotkin, Stirner,Meister Eckhardt, the radical mystics, and the Romantic -philosophers, knew from the start that the Soviet was doomed; he hopedonly that it would last long enough to be understood. Kurt Eisner, the martyred founder of the Soviet, believed quite literallythat poets and poetry should form the basis of the revolution. Plans werelaunched to devote a large piece of Bavaria to an experiment in anarcho-socialisteconomy and community. Landauer drew up proposals for a Free School systemand a People's Theater. Support for the Soviet was more or less confinedto the poorest working-class and bohemian neighborhoods of Munich, and togroups like the Wandervogel (the neo-Romantic youth movement), Jewish radicals(like Buber), the Expressionists, and other marginals. Thus historians dismissit as the "Coffeehouse Republic" and belittle its significance in comparisonwith Marxist and Spartacist participation in Germany's post-War revolution(s).Outmaneuvered by the Communists and eventually murdered by soldiers underthe influence of the occult/fascist Thule Society, Landauer deserves tobe remembered as a saint. Yet even anarchists nowadays tend to misunderstandand condemn him for "selling out" to a "socialist government." If the Soviethad lasted even a year, we would weep at the mention of its beauty--butbefore even the first flowers of that Spring had wilted, the and the spirit of poetry were crushed, and we have forgotten. Imagine whatit must have been to breathe the air of a city in which the Minister ofCulture has just predicted that schoolchildren will soon be memorizing theworks of Walt Whitman. Ah for a time machine...