If I was a rich, fat, stupid, complacent fascist, I wouldn't care about this sort of thing. Don't fret, kiddies. The evil they spawn will devour them someday. I just hope I live to see it.
Parts of Los Angeles ethnically cleansed of white people...
The heavily Hispanic neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles declared victory recently when they managed to drive a "white" art gallery from the neighborhood. Community groups have been battling to drive out art galleries out of fear of "gentrification," the code word for white people.
Almost from the moment it opened its doors last year Pssst, a nonprofit gallery, and its creators, have been the focus of protests and criticism on social media.
Last month, they announced they could not tolerate it. They were closing up shop.
"This persistent targeting, which was often highly personal in nature, was made all the more intolerable because the artists engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color," they said on their website. "We could no longer continue to put already vulnerable communities at further risk."
Hmmm...Maybe Mexican national socialism [Mexinazis?] is now in and rich white pansy socialism is out. That shouldn't really surprise students of history who know the fascists willing to use violence first and most viciously always prevail. [Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera...ad infinitum, ad nauseam...]
Defend Boyle Heights, one of the activist groups that has called for boycott of the galleries, said that it considered the closing a victory and that it hoped other galleries would soon follow suit.
Having pushed white people out of the neighborhood, they wanted to be sure not to see them return.
I wondered what Boyle Heights looks like now that it has been transformed and found these snapshots on Google Street, which I think are very representative of the dominant culture:
The area is vibrant with ethnically diverse sidewalk restaurants.
The community has thriving financial institutions. Note the green letters "EBT" in the window; that is a common symbol on many businesses. This is a diverse community, with many equally diverse forms of financing. Note the pawn shop to the right.
Is this a food store that sells liquor or a liquor store that also sells food? You decide!
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
From Los Angeles Curbed:
Targeted by anti-gentrification activists, Boyle Heights art gallery shutters
PSSST Gallery, a target of anti-gentrification activists in Boyle Heights, has shuttered less than one year after opening, reports Eastsider LA.
In a statement on the gallery’s website, founders place the blame for the closure squarely on activists, saying the gallery faced constant attacks. They say the space became, “so contested that we are unable to ethically and financially proceed with our mission.”
Boyle Heights has a long artistic and activist tradition, and organized opponents to new galleries in the Downtown LA-adjacent neighborhood often underscore that they are not against art. But they do see new galleries such as PSSST as tools of gentrification via “artwashing,” referring to the practice of real estate developers and speculators using artists’ presence in a neighborhood as a way to rebrand a formerly neglected area as highly desirable.
PSSST was targeted specifically, but it was not alone.
"We hope the rest of the galleries follow the example set by PSSST [and] leave Boyle Heights,” Defend Boyle Heights wrote on its Facebook page.
That deal had the activists worried “the building could very easily be flipped and resold again to the highest bidder," according to a pamphlet distributed by the Boyle Heights Alliance Against Artwashing and Displacement, another group that called for art galleries to go.
The agreement also required the gallery to operate at “a queer-centered, experimental arts space,” which led activists to also accuse them of “pink-washing.” Like artwashing, it refers to developers using queer and gay people instead of artists to gentrify.
Golly, it seems sodomy is not the new black after all. Being Mexican outside of Mexico is.
PSSST says the “divisive battle” between art spaces and Boyle Heights residents, “resulted in the mischaracterization of PSSST as being fundamentally in opposition with the varied intersectional communities we aimed to support.” It had told the New York Times last year, shortly before its opening, that it would focus on “underrepresented artists — women, people of color, or L.G.B.T.Q.-identified — who challenge existing structures within the arts.”
Little did they realize that some other fascists aren't polite like they are. [To be honest, they probably did and tried to buy them off. You can't do that with End Stage Fascists.] They encountered some folks who take the hate-filled rhetoric a bit more literally...and seriously.
If there are any grand plans to flip the space, they may surface sooner rather than later. Now that PSSST has closed, it’s unclear what will happen to its vacated space. As gallery founders noted in their statement about the closure:
As PSSST does not own 1329 East 3rd Street—and our lease was directly dependent on us maintaining our 501(c)(3) status and mission—the owner will now assume control of the building. We have no say in how they choose to proceed or what they will do with the property.In a joint statement about PSSST’s closure, Boyle Heights Alliance Against Artwashing and Displacement and Defend Boyle Heights say the neighborhoods needs basic community amenities, like a laundromat and an affordable grocery store, not art galleries. “Why was there funding for a 501(c)3 to run a gallery to attract new people to Boyle Heights, but not for services for the existing community?” they ask.
I doubt the fine civilized AmeriKKKans who belong to those two fine civilized civic organizations would approve of white grocery stores and white laundromats.
I also doubt the real residents of Boyle Heights give a damn about art galleries. They want freedom, an idea foreign to ALL their moral and intellectual superiors, be they white, black, brown, [even orange!] homosexual, or heterosexual.
We are going to pay for this kind of shit with blood, kiddies, and lots of it.