The pink Chanel suit -Erasing “Fuck your mother’s cunt” and a swastika.

By Lia Lapithi,  in collaboration with the White House Biennial ©2015

Traditional Patriarchal attitudes are slow to die if anyone is expecting a Women’s revolution Movement

 

I was born in 1963. In 1963 Jackie Kennedy wore the pink Chanel suit on while her husband President John Kennedy was assassinated. Stained with her husband’s blood, she wore the Chanel suit again during the swearing-in of Lyndon Johnson and for the flight back to Washington D.C with the President’s body “to let Americans see the blood”. An Anarchist’s Mother Symbol (as found on a graffiti wall) is embroidered on a white net tule apron on the same spot where Jackie's blood stain suit was. Wearing the same suit, the artist paints over/erases vulgar sexist fascist symbol and writings from a 10m wall found in Nicosia, opposite the artist's son's school.

  

Video credits-

Camera:  Diomides Nikitas

Music: ?e??sµ??a ???t???  «?a? ??a t??? d??»

Original USA Chanel suit, custom fit

 

 

Quotes on video by Jackie Kennedy on Video (rolling in pink)-

 

·         I want minimum information given with maximum politeness.

 

·         Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then suddenly, to be living alone as the president’s widow?

 

·         He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights, it had to be some silly communist.

 

·         You’ve got to fight for what you believe in. You have to finish what you start.

 

·         We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them.

 

 

 

 Code of Etiquette and CIVILITY (Morality and Political Correctness)

1. It’s ok to be an Anarchist-Mother

2."Anarchy is the mother of Order," 

3. Anarchy is not synonymous with “civil war?

4. The master is the enemy. Capitalism is the enemy. Education is inscribed, truncated and reduced to the narrow dimensions of the model devised by the powers-that-be.

5. Live on equal footing, without superiors and subordinates, horizontal organization and co-operation without coercion, 

6. Non-coercion, everyone has the right to defend themselves  against coercion (the non-aggression principleor zero aggression principle). This basic principle forms the basis of all anarchist law, and indeed of virtually all anarchist theory. "It is best summed up by the maxim 'do unto others as you would have them do unto you'" (quoting Kropotkin), with the additional provision that if others try to do things to you that violate your rights you have the right to stop them. In short, anarchist philosophy includes the 'golden rule', but typically does not include "turning the other cheek”.

7. Enforceability is one of the most controversial areas of Anarchist law. Early writers such as Proudhon argued that it was legitimate for working-class people to self-organize against criminals who prey on the weak, a process which would unequivocally entail some degree of coercion. Proudhonian mutualists (and many others) have argued that such use of force by a collective against individuals is justifiable since it is fundamentally defensive in nature. As a more coherent example, communities have a clear interest in tracking down and isolating rapists, murderers, robbers and others who regularly employ coercion against their victims. The right of ordinary people to not be victimized and coerced by such individuals legitimizes their use of coercive force to eliminate such threats. Some individualist anarchists (who argue that any collective action against an individual is illegitimate) hotly dispute this point.The issue of mandate (on whose behalf an action is being carried out) is much more significant, however, when approaching larger-scale provisions for self-defense such as armies and militias. For individualist anarchists the right of individuals to not be coerced legitimizes the use of coercive violence for personal self-defense only, while for collectivists it is legitimized both for personal self-defense and for defense of ones community. This issue is critical since, while the individualist model makes warfare far less likely by eliminating the rationale for the creation of large bodies of armed men, the collectivist approach makes it much more likely that the community in question will be able to defend itself against a hostile invader should one appear. Both schools, however, agree that the right and responsibility of self-defense cannot be delegated to a third party  – such as a professional police department or standing army  – since as soon as a third party becomes involved it is no longer self defense. A non-hierarchical militia composed of members of a community self-organizing for mutual self-defense against a hostile neighbor (such as that organized by the CNT during the Spanish Civil War) would thus be valid in a collectivist (anarchist-communist, social anarchist, anarcho-syndicalist, market-syndicalist, etc.) setting and deemed invalid in an individualist (free market anarchist, egoist, etc.) setting if involuntary. Both, by contrast, would reject a standing army or police department.

9. Consensus-based social contracts with Free voluntary association.Decision-making…Common techniques for decision making, including decisions about the de facto laws themselves, among non-hierarchical societies include various forms of formal consensus, supermajority voting, "consensus minus one" and direct democracy. Anthropologist David Graeber argues that any community that lacks a centralized mechanism of force (a state) will naturally gravitate toward some form of consensus decision-making.

10. Mutual aid individuals have a strong self-interest in the good of the community to which they belong thus providing the sociological and economic imperative for the creation of social contracts capable of binding these self-selecting groups together. In a pre-revolutionary situation, the principle of 'mutual aid' is the moral imperative that drives efforts by contemporary anarchists to provide material aid to victims of natural disasters; those that are homeless or poor, and others who have been left without access to food or clean drinking water, or other basic necessities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph depicting Writing on Wall found in Athens:

“Mother I will be late…we have war

“Pass by to pick up your jacket

 

©Lia Lapithi 2015