Patrice Riemens on Mon, 30 May 2011 09:54:35 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Rapture billboard

> does anyone have more info on this Rapture dynamic that happened in
> USA. is it true that a surprisingly large number of people in the
> USA belief in "rapture"


The 'rapture' monicker (in) itself is fairly old hat in the US, I
remember it was a recurrent theme during Reagan's presidency, and that
it generally is a specific, if somewhat weird, underground part of the
neo-con credo.

The disquieting aspect of its current version is that it resonate
with a particular strand of doomsdayism that appears to form a
significant proportion of today's Zeitgeist in connexion with the
current financial, economic and political crisis, at least in 'the

Rapture also partakes in a very elitist, exclusionary, and in the
(very near) end, exterminatory world-view which bodes ill in political
terms should it become too influential. A kind of reverse 'Anonymous',
but with the same - yet very different - "Expect Us" message.

Cheers from a cloudy morning in Toulouse,

patrizio & Diiiinooos!

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