Yes, I do devote a few hours each week to randomly trawling blogworld, and when one blog seems to melt into another it is sometimes something as little as an eye-catching design or a “strange” blog name that arrests my attention.
MONKEY SMASHES HEAVEN is certainly an arresting name, and blog, both in terms of the heated text and the unique visuals. The blogger(s) at MSH identify themselves as communist. This is an extract of their philosophical statement:
“We revolutionaries are monkey kings. We will turn the world upside down — the messier, the better…”
– Red Guard leaflet
Monkey Smashes Heaven is a journal dedicated to smashing the old world to smithereens. The old world is rotten to the core. The First World as a whole exploits, rapes and plunders the whole planet and its peoples. It’s time to turn the tables.
Do they mean it is time for the “third world” to rape, plunder, and exploit what they call the first world? I am not so sure that means much of an improvement then. I certainly like their fighting spirit, and their discontent with the current state of affairs, but there are a lot of good reasons for even a committed Marxist-Leninist, which I am not, to take serious exception with the old Soviet model which seems to attract their sympathies. Nevertheless, I will read their blog and try to keep an open mind. I have not yet understood why much of it seems focused on Nepal, for example, with a detour into “KKKolumbus Day” (this ought to be the official spelling, but then that would mean keeping the day) so there is a lot more for me to learn.