Alexander Rodchenko: Modernity’s Prometheus Bound – Part III

Alexander Rodchenko: Modernity’s Prometheus Bound Part III By Brad Kronen The 3rd Part of the 3rd installment of Brad’s “A Series of Unfortunate Sagittarian Events” Alexander Rodchenko, “Teapot”, 1922     Prometheus: ‘Tis a common malady of power tyrannical Never to trust a friend. – Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 457 B.C.   One year after the […]

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Alexander Rodchenko: Modernity’s Prometheus Bound – Part II

Alexander Rodchenko: Modernity’s Prometheus Bound Part II by Brad Kronen   The 2nd Part of the 3rd installment of Brad’s “A Series of Unfortunate Sagittarian Events” Alexander Rodchenko, “Love and Revolution”, 1922 Photo Montage of the artist with his wife,  fellow Avante-Garde artist Varvara Stepanova   1917.  A monumental year of vast significance within the […]

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Alexander Rodchenko: Modernity’s Prometheus Bound – Part I

Alexander Rodchenko: Modernity’s Prometheus Bound Part I by Brad Kronen The Third Installment of Brad’s “A Series of Unfortunate Sagittarian Events” “Caricature of Alexander Rodchenko” by Georgy Petronov, 1933   With Jupiter’s forthcoming transit through its own sign during the calendar year of 2019, much focus is being centered on strictly  just the positive themes […]

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The 27 Club & Its Double Sagittarian Poster Couple: Jim Morrison & Pamela Courson

The 27 Club & Its Double Sagittarian Poster Couple: Jim Morrison & Pamela Courson by Brad Kronen The Second Installment of Brad’s “A Series of Unfortunate Sagittarian Events”   With Jupiter’s forthcoming transit through its own sign during the calendar year of 2019, much focus is being centered on strictly  just the positive themes which […]

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John Kennedy Jr., Carolyn Bessette, & The Kennedy Curse: A Tragedy of Hubris

John Kennedy Jr., Carolyn Bessette, & The Kennedy Curse: A Tragedy of Hubris by Brad Kronen The First Installment from Brad’s “A Series of Unfortunate Sagittarian Events” John Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy in a photo taken on New Year’s Eve 1999, 6 months prior to their untimely deaths   With Jupiter’s […]

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Fritz Haber – Modernity’s Mutable Angel of Life and Death, Part II : Killing Millions

As Fritz Haber saw it, he was a German first and foremost, in particular, a Prussian. So when War broke out in the summer of 1914, Haber did what any good Prussian would do – the man devoted every waking minute to the War effort to ensure victory for the Fatherland.

This is reflected in the quote he is remembered most for saying:

“During Peace time a scientist belongs to the world, but during War time, he belongs to his country.”
– Fritz Haber

Many within his field could not have wholeheartedly disagreed more with Haber’s stance on Science’s role in times of War, such as his good friend Albert Einstein, who said on numerous occasions during both World Wars that his only allegiance was to being a Pacifist.

As the First World War raged more and more, so too did Haber’s zealotry for his country. Despite it being clearly obvious how much his patriotic drive was dividing him between long standing colleagues like Einstein and even his own spouse, Fritz Haber’s fervor for the Fatherland was undeterred.

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Fritz Haber – Modernity’s Mutable Angel of Life and Death, Part I : Saving Billions

Within the Pantheon of scientific geniuses born in the middle of the 19th century, only Fritz Haber is credited for an invention which many believe to be the 20th century’s greatest achievement of scientific innovation. An achievement which not only expanded our working knowledge of the Universe, it positively altered the course of humanity’s progress on this planet.

Conversely alongside J. Robert Oppenheimer who directed The Manhattan Project which created and utilized the world’s first nuclear weapons, Fritz Haber is one of the most vilified scientists of all time due to another invention of his making which elevated the horror of War to a level of incomprehensible terror the likes of which had not been experienced before in the history of Mankind.

Never was there such a man who gave and took so much from the world around him with his creations that brought both Life and Death stemming from the same foundational source – his fervent love of country.

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