Futurism was an Italian political ideology which was authoritarian, economically third position and culturally far-left with cultural far-right sympathies.

Futurism believes in rejecting anything from the past as much as possible, as well as the cultivation and normalisation of extreme violence. Futurism is heavily influential to the rise of Fash.png Fascism in Italy, and subsequently around the world.

History

Futurism began as an Avant-Garde movement on February 5th, 1909 in Italy when Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti published "The Manifesto of Futurism" in the magazine La gazzetta dell'Emilia, later republished in the French newspaper Le Figaro. Futurism was characterised by a fetishisation of everything new: industry, technology, automobiles, planes, youth, speed and violence, and conversely a rejection of anything seen as old. Futurism often had nothing in the way of limits, seeking to offend more than to please, futurist plays would often involve their audience in non-consenting ways like glueing their clothes to their seats.

Futurism however was just as much a political movement as it was an artistic one. The ideology not only loathed anything that glorified the past or present, but often stood in the way of progressive, pacifistic or any movement that wasn't ultranationalist, with many futurists openly declaring themselves enemies of such movements.

In 1918, Marinetti founded the Futurist Political Party, which espoused much of the political philosophy of the movement, though it would merge into Fash.png Benito Mussolini's Fasci Italiani di Combattimento, allowing the art style to flourish as the official style of Fascist Italy.

In contemporary times, Futurism is essentially dead as both a political and artistic movement. Although recent interest in the ideology has come from the Hearts of Iron IV mod: Red Flood.

Personality and Behaviour

Futurist is often written as a manic artist who is obsessed with things that are new and go fast. If he is angered (which is very easy to do), he will immediately resort to violence.

Stylistic Notes

Futurist is constantly obsessed with speed. This can result in him suddenly yelling in all-caps, all bolded or even having his words run into each other with no spaces.

How to Draw

Futurist Political Party Design

Flag of Futurism (Futurist Political Party Design)

  1. Draw a ball
  2. Fill the space below with Navy Blue.
  3. Draw a white sword and laurel wreath
  4. Draw the eyes and you're done!
Color Name HEX RGB
Navy Blue #000040 0, 0, 64
White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255

Alternate Design

Flag of Futurism (Alternate Design)

  1. Draw a ball.
  2. Fill in with black.
  3. Draw a red ring.
  4. Draw white stars inside and around the ring.
  5. Draw a blue symbol.
  6. Draw in the eyes.

You're done!

Color Name HEX RGB
Black #141414 20, 20, 20
Red #FF0000 255, 0, 0
Strong Cobalt Blue #2F5BB3 47, 91, 179
White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255


Relationships

Friends

Frenemies

  • Nattrans.png National Transhumanism- I like your robot arms but what's with this race war bullshit?
  • Nazi.png National Socialism - I like your nationalism, but stop LARPing with the Teutonic Prussian shit lol.
  • Antrans.png Archeofuturism- I like your love of technology but why do you care so much about monkeys?
  • Cosmic.png Cosmicism- I like the fact you're looking at the future but why do you have to be so depressing?
  • Soctrans.png Socialist Transhumanism - While I appreciate your love of technology, I refuse to be around a leftie.

Enemies

Further Information

Literature

Wikipedia

Videos

Sources

  1. The Futurist Manifesto: '8. We are on the extreme promontory of the centuries! What is the use of looking behind at the moment when we must open the mysterious shutters of the impossible? Time and Space died yesterday. We are already living in the absolute, since we have already created eternal, omnipresent speed.'
  2. 2.0 2.1 The F-words, or How Futurism Helped Fascism: 'The toxic political atmosphere of interwar Italy had a significant impact on futurism. Countless futurist works of art during the Fascist regime depicted Mussolini as a powerful leader who would help Italy prosper through his leadership and totalitarian rule. Futurist art intended to inspire nationalist feelings among Italians by promoting ideas of national unity, strength, and militarism, and by displaying Fascist symbols. Futurism gave Fascist propaganda a veneer of artistic legitimacy while Fascism gave futurists official recognition and funding. However problematic, this alliance between artists and politicians helped further each group’s respective goals.'
  3. The Futurist Manifesto: '11.We will sing of the great crowds agitated by work, pleasure and revolt; the multi-colored and polyphonic surf of revolutions in modern capitals: the nocturnal vibration of the arsenals and the workshops beneath their violent electric moons: the gluttonous railway stations devouring smoking serpents; factories suspended from the clouds by the thread of their smoke; bridges with the leap of gymnasts flung across the diabolic cutlery of sunny rivers: adventurous steamers sniffing the horizon; great-breasted locomotives, puffing on the rails like enormous steel horses with long tubes for bridle, and the gliding flight of aeroplanes whose propeller sounds like the flapping of a flag and the applause of enthusiastic crowds.'
  4. The Futurist Manifesto:'9. We want to glorify war — the only cure for the world — militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture of the anarchists, the beautiful ideas which kill'
  5. The Manifesto of the Italian Futurist Party: '5. To replace the current rhetorical and quietist anti-clericalism with an anti-clericalism of action, violent and cut, to free Italy and Rome from its theocratic Middle Ages which will be able to choose a suitable land where to die slowly. Our very uncompromising and integral anti-clericalism constitutes the basis of our political program, does not admit half terms or transactions, clearly demands expulsion.'

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