Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Deafening Hush

A deafening hush breaks the air. Ill-kept secrets flood ears forbidden to share. Colossal stillness dams every plaint. The ashen pile of our Capital arrogantly marks protest's sepulchre.      

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sibylline 2012

Apollo sings, prosaically(no more Golden Age), through me.





1. War intensifies in Central Africa. Strife stretching from Congo to Somalia. Involving Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Congo, Eritrea, Sudan, and Somalia. US and NATO will increase intervention. In years to come region will be balkanized and riven with violence.(like SE Asia in 70's, 80's)

2. Reports of P.M. Zardari of Pakistan's death from Cardiac Arrest will fail to cover up successful military coup.

3. Sectarian war tinders to a blaze in Iraq. The US desires this.

4. Assad crushes western funded resistance and holds onto power. This will lead to US intervention.

5. Russian, China, and Iran tighten alliance. Russia also becomes more offensive towards West as NATO deepens ties with Ukraine.

6. China signs new trade pact with North Korea.

7. China allies with Pakistan against India in Kashmir dispute.

8. President Obama expresses desire to openly intervene in Syria. No fly zone and bombing. Russia and China will protest.

9. VP Biden and Hillary Clinton will switch positions.

10. Jeb Bush will be selected as Republican Presidential candidate in brokered convention at Tampa. His running mate will be Senator Ayotte.

11. Economic conditions will deteriorate in the United States and Europe. The United Kingdom will enter into an economic downturn that will make Greece seem a bagatelle.

12. Bank of America, which is technically insolvent, will finally fall when UK, Spain, Ireland, Italy, and Greece default on debt. JPMorgan, Citigroup, and Goldman Sachs will require another bail out.

13. China and Japan's deepening economic ties will further isolate US in Far East.

14. Protests will revive in Western Nations as economic conditions worsen and inequality rises. Police brutality will be fierce and protesters will be arrested under recently passed "anti-terrorism laws".

15.  Jeb Bush and Ayotte will defeat Obama/Clinton in 2012 election. Low voter turn out will be blamed.

16. Mexican drug war will escalate as US falsely ties Hezbollah to drug cartels and views intervention as part of GWOT.

17. War on Iran drumbeat continues. Posturing by both sides. Status Quo of US sponsored violence in Iran.(assassinating Scientists, bombing installations, funding opposition Iranian terrorist groups).

18. Bahrain's Monarchy falls.

19. Widespread protest in Saudi Arabia.

20. Yemeni situation becomes incredibly unstable. Saudi Arabia intervenes with troops with US permission.

21. Qatar struck with bombings for its efforts in Libya.

22. Turkey suffers unrest because of Kurds fleeing sectarian war in Iraq and Syria's civil war spilling over border.

23. Libya's US/NATO puppets will not be held accountable for atrocities. Neither will US/NATO bombers.

24. Assange will be extradited to Sweden.

25. Pfc. Bradley Manning will be convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for reporting war crimes.

26. Worldwide financial collapse in March.

27. Martial Law will be ordered in United States.

28. London Olympics will be postponed.

29. Taliban mounts offensive against occupiers in Afghanistan at the beginning of spring, record casualties and death tolls.

30. HONY SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE.


* these are predictions, not wishes or prescriptions or endorsements of predicted events



Monday, December 26, 2011

Kalends


Our cluttered wasteland,
landfill without end,
piles consumption's
protean nothing.


Friday, December 23, 2011

Have Yourself a Total War Christmas

We have detained Santa Claus for violating U.S. airspace. Keep shopping! 



Nice people of America, we wish to remind you that your lovely, and peaceful, crime-free, neighborhoods are a battlefield. At any moment a drone could whistle in and(We're the nice people you've elected, trust us.)...Over a hunch in secret, mandated by law, no possibility of redress(But we have access to information unavailable to you). All is well. It's for your safety. Enjoy the eggnog! Merry Total War Christmas!

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Price Was Worth It. You're Welcome.

Fallujah, Iraq(Depleted Uranium Gehenna)



“As difficult as [the Iraq war] was,” and the cost in both American and Iraqi lives, “I think the price has been worth it, to establish a stable government in a very important region of the world,” he added.
                                                                       ---US Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta




Sociopathy amplifies to eleven in statements from officials of the US Gov't on the horrific, and ongoing(arming and funding crony torture state), crime spree of US/NATO in Iraq. The arrogance of a serial killer taking glee in his craft rises to Imperial nostrums.


The titled defenders of the War Crime on Iraq are shit-heels of the lowest order. Look at the picture above and savor a small part of what "The Greatest Nation Forever" did in one city of Iraq. 




  

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Timely Demise of John Bull Spengler

"Spengler's theory of cultural cycles, that sociological solipsism, was presented as a doctrine of the perennial nature of sharply divided races which could associate with one another only in the form of mutual destruction."
Lukacs, The Destruction of Reason.


Christopher Hitchens was a journalist adept at exhibiting his fustian conceit in polemics against entire groups, and sometimes powerful or lauded individuals, he deemed beneath him. People of faith, especially Muslims, were subhuman. He explicitly wished death would mock their belief. An Atheist Tertullian who, while living, thrilled as he envisioned the death of countless Muslims in the depleted uranium hell fire of cluster bombs.  

When Hitchens attacked worthy targets(Kissinger, Falwell, Mother Teresa, Clinton) there was always a haughty John Bull sneer. He railed more against their manner, rather than the wrong.

Warmongering caught his eye as something beautiful to behold. Radiating from Thatcher as she went to war over The Falklands to quell civil unrest at home. Refulgent in Bush and Blair as they lied to initiate a war crime spree in Afghanistan and Iraq to appease the venality of War Contractors and Oil Cartels.

Ultimately Hitchens, like Spengler, was a vitalist dilettante. John Bull's apparent when one notes the "Clash of Civilizations", a la Toynbee, flavor of his fervor for the "Enlightened West" to wage a war of annihilation on "Medieval Islam".

The heat of contest, even slaughter, from afar sparked bonfires in his mind. Polemic was his arsenal. Lauding war criminals was the Drumhead Mass. His pen worked for the God above all Gods he worshiped, Empire.

It is timely Hitchens passed as the Empire he adored, often with paternal misgivings, crumbles to a death he'd view with rapt horror.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Principes Senatus

"There, government by Senate and People was looked upon sceptically as a matter of sparring dignitaries and extortionate officials. The legal system had provided no remedy against these, since it was wholly incapacitated by violence, favoritism, and--most of all--bribery."
Tacitus, Annals, 1, I.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Henry James' War

"We are never old, that is we never cease easily to be young, for all life at the same time: youth is an army, the whole battalion of our faculties and our freshnesses, our passions and our illusions, on a considerably reluctant march into the enemy's country, the country of the general lost freshness..."
---Henry James, The Middle Years.

Friday, December 09, 2011

More Sorrow in Belgium

We're here to rescue insolvent banks, fuck the people they loot.
Euro Summit, Brussels, 2011.

The Exceptional Pique of a Mass Murderer

“Ask Osama bin Laden and the 22 out of 30 top al-Qaeda leaders who’ve been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement,” the president fired back at an impromptu news conference at the White House.

“Or whoever’s left out there,” he added. “Ask them about that."

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

President Obama, the Next Roosevelt

Philippines. As Under Secretary of Navy Roosevelt aggressively backed intervention. The conflict initially began under the auspices of liberating Philippines from Spain. After "liberation" the brutality of the US occupation sparked resistance. War ravaged the islands for years as the US occupiers slaughtered nearly two million people.*


  
"All that this country desires is to see the neighboring countries stable, orderly, and prosperous. Any country whose people conduct themselves well can count upon our hearty friendship. If a nation shows that it knows how to act with reasonable efficiency and decency in social and political matters, if it keeps order and pays its obligations, it need fear no interference from the United States. Chronic wrongdoing, or an impotence which results in a general loosening of the ties of civilized society, may in America, as elsewhere, ultimately require intervention by some civilized nation, and in the Western Hemisphere the adherence of the United States to the Monroe Doctrine may force the United States, however reluctantly, in flagrant cases of such wrongdoing or impotence, to the exercise of an international police power."


                            --President Roosevelt, "Roosevelt Corollary"




President Roosevelt rewrote the Monroe Doctrine to give the United States full rights to intervene in the Western Hemisphere as European colonies fell. The United States wanted to bring about "desirable and orderly" outcomes. It also wished to expand "decency" by enforcing "greater obligations" upon their own new colonies. Roosevelt believed Anglo-Saxon nations were burdened with the task of teaching "lesser peoples" what the "ties of civilized society" meant, no matter how many of them had to die.


In 1948 the United States globalized the Roosevelt Corollary. With the fall of the Soviet Union the ability to implement this policy anywhere it deemed fit was accomplished.


In 2008 many "progressives" heralded Obama as the "next Roosevelt". President Obama chose to favor another Roosevelt. They deserve credit for having the last name right.




* Conservative estimates of death toll of US intervention from 1890-1913 in Philippines start at 1.5 million and go much higher.


Link detailing criminal nature of US intervention---http://bulatlat.com/news/4-33/4-33-crimes.html        

Monday, December 05, 2011

The Great Year


         I


The whorl's turn
draws all to
hook's stern.


        II


Breath snuffed
by the clement
combustion
it midwives.

Overcome
by the austere
affluence
of heaven,

we divest urban
crematoria

as scalded eyes
weep plumes.


         III


Death is life
never left
alone,

Like song's rush
inhumed
in drone.

Our
labor sates
their law.

Their
rigor dates
our fall.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Foreverywhere War

Where's My Fasces?

"The imperialist war has greatly accelerated and intensified the transformation of monopoly capitalism into state-monopoly capitalism. The monstrous oppression of the laboring masses by the state--which connects itself more and more intimately with the all powerful capitalist combines--is becoming ever more monstrous. The foremost countries are being converted--we speak here of their "rear"--into military convict labor prisons for the workers."
               ---Lenin, State and Revolution, "Preface to First Edition".


Today the "Conscript Fathers" of the United States Senate openly conceded what has been sub rosa since 1948. The entire planet, including the "exceptional lands"(US, Israel, Western Europe), is a war zone. No person has the right to legally challenge being held indefinitely or drone murdered once alleged "ties to terrorist groups" have been "determined" in secret by "certain authorities".

Habeas Corpus has been usurped by the Star Chamber. States have lost legitimacy and openly flout the people's will. The "Global Economy" is a rigged casino. They must call the world a battlefield and arm themselves with the time honored tools of oppression to keep it "running".

Just as in 1917, States shamelessly ally with Capital to suppress people in the enduring, ubiquitous, Class War.