Sunday, December 29, 2013

Backhand Eyed Sibylline(A Look Forward to 2014)

Sed quoniam mea causa expedita est, videamus nunc quid haruspices dicant.
Cicero, De Haruspicum Responsis. 


*Please read disclaimer at end.


1. Erdogan indicted for corruption and forced out of office in Turkey.

2. More unrest in Egypt and, as now, met by brutal repression.

3. Civil War intensifies in Iraq.

4. South Sudan regime collapses. US/NATO, in support of clients, rush in to another quagmire.

5. Abe's economic policy leads to banking crisis in Japan.

6. China offers bond purchase program to help Japan in exchange for island rights in South China Sea.

7. US fails to scuttle deal between Japan and China.

8. Israel escalates bombing campaign in Lebanon to take attention off crimes in Gaza and ethnic cleansing in West Bank.

9. Assad consolidates power despite Saudi/GCC/Western support of terror groups.

10. ISIS becomes #1 Al Qaeda group US focuses on by March. ISIS was funded and armed by Saudis/GCC and US/NATO for past 6 years.

11. Obama's approval ratings drop to record lows. ACA will continue to be a disaster.

12. Democrats will lose Senate majority and seats in House.

13. Market correction in April.

14. Peace talks with Iran collapse, as planned by US.

15. Libya descends into a full blown civil war.

16. Pakistan refuses to allow US/NATO to transport fuel, munitions, etc on their roads in protest of Drone strikes.

17. UN condemns US Drone Strike assassination policy as a violation of International Law.

18. Push for war with Iran in US fails due to lack of public support in fall.

19. General Sisi, dictator of Egypt, is assassinated.

20. After market correction in April widespread riots in US.

21. US client state in Yemen collapses. Saudi Arabia invades with US air support.

22. Greater US Military presence in Colombia as well as first use of Drone Strike Assassination in Western Hemisphere against resistance groups.

23. Taliban offensive in May nearly takes Kabul.



*These visions are inspired by the Deity. They do not exhibit any parti pris.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Somniloquy

Venerie,
hunting disease.

Columbian litigation,
human bone
heap mountains.

Archivists weep ink
on dust,
death in measure.

Laws ghostwritten
spirit
hidden treasure.

An Epitaph



      "In all societies, which are simply a union of minds, a common character is formed. This universal soul adopts a way of thinking which is the effect of a chain of infinite causes which multiply and combine century by century. Once the tone has been given and received, it alone governs, and everything that sovereigns, magistrates, and peoples may do or imagine, whether it seems to conflict with the tone or to follow it, always relates to it, and it dominates even the total destruction of the society."

                                           
                                     

                                       Mes Pensees, Montesquieu.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

May Tricks



So many titles for us:
Consumers, citizens, workers, and the ponderous
Community;
Take those pills.
They may not make life better,
But best to make it go.

Be thankful the great few
Acknowledge us in classified
Nomenclature.

Subjects of charts and graphs,
Stacked higher than Babel,

Reaching a reasonable Heaven
Supervisory Gods orchestrate.

We must cherish sacrifice,
For we're always asleep.

They dream for us.
Our civic duty is to be happy
(Collateral damage of
Beautifully choreographed
Genocide).

Their license demands this payment.



Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Marion Heights, August 1952




Agnes smiled when Lover dropper her off and said he'd be around to pick her up at closing time. She'd heard that before. He laughed when Agnes took up the wagon and guaranteed she wouldn't need it.
     It was late August. The days were dry and warm. Around 4 cool winds came as the Sun lowered. At 5 Agnes stopped working and gathered up groceries to take home.
     The sky spread callous orange above the store's closing. Agnes stood out front waiting for Lover. The owner wished Agnes good evening and walked to his house across the street. She bowed her head a little and told him to have a nice evening.
     Lover was across town at the Tavern on his 5th round. Life's good when others buy long as he keeps singing "Old Shep".
     Agnes took her wagon down the road home. Cool wind stroked her graying black hair back. She was 35 with a youthful face, her body strong. Home's only 2 more miles, no better weather for a long walk.
     When Mr. Bell slowed to a stop beside Agnes and offered a ride, she turned her head, laughed, and said the exercise kept her young.
     Dusk gave to night as Agnes pulled her wagon into the door. Her sister had the kids. Lover wasn't home.




Monday, November 18, 2013

The World's Indispensable Killer and Arms Dealer

"I can go no farther here. I should be counted censorious, and perhaps unjust, if I should enter into the unpleasing work of reflecting, whatever cause there was for it, upon the unthankfulness and return of all manner of wickedness among us, which I was so much of an eye-witness of myself."
--- A Journal of the Plague Year, Daniel Defoe. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Clearance




"Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be so had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid."


               
                    ----Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling, Preface.
               
       

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Thursday, September 05, 2013

K/M



"It is quite true what philosophy says; that life must be understood backwards. But then one forgets the other principle: that it must be lived forwards. Which principle, the more one thinks it through, ends exactly with the thought that temporal life can never properly be understood precisely because I can at no instant find complete rest in which to adopt a position: backwards." 
         
                                                
                                                 Soren Kierkegaard, Journals IV A 164 (1843)



11



Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.
                    
                    Marx, Theses On Feuerbach (1845)






Das Atta Kapitroll


Three cheers for the Lumpenproletariat Marx despised. Disciplined workers as the ultimate bearers of class consciousness betrays a burgher's(or bookkeeper's) priggishness. Marxism should welcome those who refuse to engage in disciplined labor. Lumpenproletarians shirking socially accepted forms of labor amply display keen class consciousness. To exclude them renders the anointed working class's "heroic struggle" reactionary.


(bittersweet apologies to Harry Heine)

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Supernova

"The daring flames peeped in and saw from far
The awful beauties of the sacred choir,
But, since it was profaned by civil war,
Heav'n thought it fit to have it purged by fire."
John Dryden, Annus Mirabilis, 276.

Monday, September 02, 2013

September Storms


Like the scent of rain suggests showers,
facts are fairy tales awaiting a moral.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pockets





Leaves of old paper
crisp to the touch,
with revenant lines
that slipt our clutch,
open locked doors
in empty homes.










Monday, August 19, 2013

"Fiat Justitia Ruat Caelum"


The vindictiveness of those embarrassed by Snowden’s whistle blowing burns a Bonfire of Surveillance State Vanity for anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear. The same can be said of the “treatment” Imperial jackals provided for Bradley Manning. Law is not an issue. Terror is deemed the most efficient form of “justice”(cf. JSOC Night Raids, Signature Drone Strikes, Militarized Police, old Espionage Act wine poured into new skin and used against Dissent).
Remember Obama’s opening words to the world when he proudly announced the due process free execution of a useful and powerless bogeyman: “Justice was done.” He placed his cards on the table that night. America cheered.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Levant



Shadows stretch
as if ghosts
of objects
reach for night.

Laurels fall like stars on the Levant.

Crowns settle
on creased brows.

Golden tongues
summon Sun's rays
to rain light
on all.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cleavage


You need this face,
       altar of the soul,
a resting place

       Our fragile pole
    immersed unsure in
       ubiquitous space

      haunting parole.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Eve

"But someone pass me
The fragrant cup
Full of the dark light,
So that I may rest now; for sweet
It would be to drowse amid shadows."
----"Remembrance", Holderlin.

Samsara


"The few own the many because they possess the means of livelihood of all ... The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor. The majority of mankind are working people. So long as their fair demands—the ownership and control of their livelihoods—are set at naught, we can have neither men's rights nor women's rights. The majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease."
—Helen Keller, 1911.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer, My Love, and We Must Sigh It



Crown fires
raze temples
to ground,
darling.


Ash blankets
the valley.
Shut tightly
twilit eyes.


Ruddy faces
rise from shelters
of burned out
cities.


We must love.
Flame envelopes
in waves thick
as blood.


It's summer,
time to sigh
over holocausts,
darling.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sugar and Stone



An umbrella left
on a dissecting table
  disconcerts.


Rainfall on Paris.

Large drops sweet to gypsies
an artist carelessly passes.

He loosens his tie
 under a canopy
of newsprint.


Daydreams of Velazquez
  crying over a broken globe,
and loses himself.


Rain makes the
  stones under
that ghastly tower
 precious gems.

He stops and muses to himself:

  "A corpse is not so shocking."



Sunday, July 14, 2013

QOTD

"But yes, I've not mentioned the Zimmerman trial much because what can be said about a country where a murdered black kid is put on trial for his own murder?"

----BLCKDGRD


http://www.blckdgrd.com/




Sunday, July 07, 2013

Sunset



The Sun was covered
 by a purple robe.
Regal night arose,
Queen of day's broken promise,
 spray of stars
her shattered crown.

Eclogue



Terpsichore's on tree-tops
Swaying gently
 In moonlight.

She reins in
the rough arc
of nascent limbs,
light as plucked feathers
twisting in a gale.

The forest is drunk
with insentient song.

Ghosts of melody
haunt your ear,
late traveler.

Unsettled by breath's absence,
it's not your swelling breast...

Some youthful allusion?
Give it a name.
Still bewilderment
Keeps you wakeful
'til the moon's
bleached away
by deeper yellow.

Laura Nader, "Culture and Dignity: Dialogues Between the Middle East and...

Friday, July 05, 2013

Sifting



A gavel falls
but makes no sound.

Awake troubled slumberer.

Dream spills
over satin slopes
down vision's gutter.

Rubbing can't gather gold
unearthed in rolling eyes.



Friday, June 28, 2013

Agree with Title, Country Bath Truth



COMMENT: Nothing worse than foolishly seeking nothingness as something better. Call me sentimental.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Michael


"On ne tue pas de coups de fusil aux idees"
            --Denis Diderot




Four marks past zero
the messenger was taken,
as he lived,
in light.

Words escape flame.
The message burns.

Our enemy kills in silence.
Angels sing this death.

The song still moves.




Monday, June 10, 2013

Random Song

"Why should I care?"

Enlightenment Theology: The Bourgeois State Numbers the Very Hairs on Your Head



(ex cathedra)

Content erased before leaving mark. It was not blood that cleansed them.

Saul of Tarsus swearing he's a citizen of the Empire...



unhorsed.


(nervous laughter)

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The 90's: Rise of Pop Fascism in the United States(Pt 4, Serbia and Kosovo: Destabilize, Bomb, and Plunder)



Destabilize Kosovo arming and funding Al Qaeda affiliated drug runners and human organ traffickers. Incite Serbian response and trigger refugee crisis. Use violence and refugee crisis to call for unilateral US/NATO bombing of Serbia and Kosovo(targeting infrastructure, media centers, and urban areas with cluster bombs). Settle for same peace deal US declined at Rambouillet months earlier. Expand NATO and plunder. (Sound familiar?)

Monday, June 03, 2013

The 90's: Rise of Pop Fascism in the United States(Pt. 2, Cordon Sanitaire)



Police Brutality, Incitement, and Complicity displays urgent need for Militarized Police. (Permanent Urban National Guard)

Friday, May 31, 2013

Night of Dark Leaves


Black against blue,
no escaping stars,

night of dark leaves
gives wing.


Shades assemble.

No human voice,
not even a whisper,
accompanies the
music of gunfire.


Intrigue, with tongue to ear,
seduces the still hour.

The 90's: Rise of Pop Fascism in the United States (Pt 1, NAFTA Debate, Both Faces)





"Politics of Fear versus the Politics of Hope."

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blog Bathroom Stall Graffiti

The Bureaucratic Organization of Knowledge

Informed and Efficient Control of Bodies



UnAversity

InterNET

IP Un-freely



Government Secrecy/Classification

Social Media, Formatted and Fenced Agora

Tollbooth'd Info Distribution



Bourgeois Required New Theology and Liturgy (Information Becomes Spirit[Law] and Letter[Instrument] of Capital)

Rationalism Replaces Theology as Mode of Authoritarian Control of Knowledge

End of Knowledge: Efficiency, Never Ending Dream of Exploited Bodies


Warfare as Extension of Intelligence Wielding "Information" as Weapon


Monday, May 20, 2013

Godot the Monument



Coated in dust,
impatient,
awaiting
kind hands.

Not the clock,
or covered ears at
the crow of cock.


There he sits.
They stare and stare,
burying care.


Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Growth Demands Love Among the Ruins at Lower Prices

Over 1,000 lovers died so Western garment peddlers could sell hip clothing cheaper in "more advanced and enlightened societies". Out of love, economists comfort Western clothes horses by calmly producing graphs and charts proving this sacrifice is necessary for "growth" in "less advanced societies".


                             
                             

                              And that glory and that shame alike, the gold
                                                 Bought and sold.

                           --- "Love Among the Ruins", Robert Browning.



Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Happy May Day! (Remember, You Have the Right to Be Lazy)




A strange delusion possesses the working classes of the nations where capitalist civilization holds its sway. This delusion drags in its train the individual and social woes which for two centuries have tortured sad humanity. This delusion is the love of work, the furious passion for work, pushed even to the exhaustion of the vital force of the individual and his progeny. Instead of opposing this mental aberration, the priests, the economists and the moralists have cast a sacred halo over work. Blind and finite men, they have wished to be wiser than their God; weak and contemptible men, they have presumed to rehabilitate what their God had cursed. I, who do not profess to be a Christian, an economist or a moralist, I appeal from their judgement to that of their God; from the preachings of their religious, economics or free thought ethics, to the frightful consequences of work in capitalist society.
In capitalist society work is the cause of all intellectual degeneracy, of all organic deformity. Compare the thorough-bred in Rothschild’s stables, served by a retinue of bipeds, with the heavy brute of the Norman farms which plows the earth, carts the manure, hauls the crops. Look at the noble savage whom the missionaries of trade and the traders of religion have not yet corrupted with Christianity, syphilis and the dogma of work, and then look at our miserable slaves of machines. 

      ---Paul Lafargue, The Right to Be Lazy, Chp. 1.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Seamless Transition of "Humility, Resolve, and Compassion"




Revision is Empire's ultimate duty.

YOLO, SWAG, and the Sovereign Individual: The Meek Shall Inherit Commodity Fetishism's Golgotha

The Skull-Pandaemonium was once home to a Temple of Aphrodite. Appropriate landfill mounds now display the mystery of discarded commodities' resurrection inspired by the meek's love.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bay of Straw



Blades of grass faintly glimmer
dagger tips in the distance.


Sand stretches a soft blanket
kindly for the cutting host.


The quartered moon sets high
scales of the condemned.

Mindful victims touch bottom
in this Bay of Straw.






Saturday, April 20, 2013

Occupy Boston Strong, A Resounding Success





A security failure by authorities led to the imposition of Martial Law on an entire metropolitan area in the United States. An army of 9,000 authorities, with military vehicles, well armed in battle gear, descended on a city. An awe struck media served as a loyal claque for these forces to viewers all over the world.

All of this for a manhunt to capture TWO SUSPECTS.

The occupation of a city by militarized police ended when a near dead kid was found and taken into custody. Crowds burst out on the street and cheered "We got him!". Reminiscent of the gleeful crowds rushing to the streets after Osama Bin Laden was assassinated. Columns of militarized police vehicles, SWAT Teams, and regular police vehicles were cheered by thankful citizens.

The same authorities who failed to detect bombs in two sweeps of The Boston Marathon before the event and one just an hour before the explosions were now heroes.

Authorities have learned from New Orleans(after Katrina, a devastated city with no media coverage, police and military forces killed civilians), and now Boston, that most Americans are fine with Martial Law as long as some "bad guys" are captured or killed. Expect more manhunts, more National Guard flooding into shut down cities to assist in manhunts, for the protection of Americans.

In a Statement to the Nation President Obama kept in tune by claiming these two suspects were "terrorists", as head of Executive Branch of Gov't he asserted their guilt before charges were filed(as he did with Pfc. Bradley Manning), and the authorities did their jobs admirably to protect citizens. He capped off honoring the militarized police by closing his statement with the last line of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Media alchemy helped authorities turn their security failure and overzealous response into a resounding success. They cheered the shut down and occupation of a city. Cooperated wholeheartedly in a real time "Cops: City Occupation and Manhunt" episode. Were regularly spoon fed reports from FBI, etc, often false, but nobody cared then or now...One bad guy was killed, and the other was captured near death!(bring out the flags!)



Occupy Wall Street was never granted such friendly and helpful coverage. Media was too busy ignoring it or justifying and excusing the brutality of the same guys they helped make protective heroes this time.

They support the abuses of authorities and ignore or deride the legitimate protest of citizens.






Friday, April 12, 2013

Shameful Creation



Therefore Promethean Poets with the coles
Of their most geniale, more-then-humane soules
In living verse, created men like these,
With shapes of Centaurs, Harpies, Lapithes,
That they in prime of erudition,
When almost savage vulgar men were growne,
Seeing them selves in those Pieran founts,
Might mend their mindes, asham'd of such accounts.

  ---George Chapman, Hymnus in Noctem, lns. 131-8.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Usefulness




"I like shade," replied M. de Renal, with a touch of the hauteur appropriate to speaking to a surgeon who was a member of the Legion of Honour; "I like shade, I have caused my trees to be pruned to give shade, and I cannot imagine that a tree is made for anything else, when, unlike the useful walnut, it doesn't bring in any money."
               ---Stendhal, The Red and the Black, Bk. 1, Ch. 2.  

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Wandering Tramps



"As for the dispersion of the members...of detestable doctrines..., whose influence and authority are far greater now..."
        --- reworded(in every sense and one tense) from Eugene Sue's, Le Juif errant, Epilogue.
                                       

Friday, April 05, 2013

People Are the Iphigenia Obamamemnon Happily Sacrifices to Propitiate Gods of the Market

"It was her fate in the very hour of marriage to fall a sinless victim to a sinful rite, slaughtered to her greater grief by a father's hand, so that a fleet might sail under happy auspices."
--- Lucretius, De Rerum Natura.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Constructed Foes, Pretexts



"Such a perfect democracy constructs its own inconceivable foe, terrorism. Its wish is to be judged by its enemies rather than by its results. The story of terrorism is written by the state and it is therefore highly instructive. The spectators must certainly never know everything about terrorism, but they must always know enough to convince them that, compared with terrorism, everything else must be acceptable, or in any case more rational and democratic."

                            ----- Guy Debord, Comments on the Society of the Spectacle, IX.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Interpres Divum

(archive)

Burn true,
Flamen.

Leap gracefully,
shun economy.

The Son
brings Angels
to bury Pan's
piping.

Fate sings.

Clouds float
pharmacies over
tacit cities.

Friday, March 22, 2013

On the Banks of the Potomac(Alluvia)


He who has left his native country sees
--As further off he goes---things far removed
From what he thought to find...
             ---- Ariosto, Orlando Furioso, Canto VII, lns. 1-3.
        




On the banks of the Potomac,
where nimble-eared scribes
trickle down dew from
rumor's ripe red vine,
eyes bright as cloudless
noon's blast level
reckonings.


On the banks of the Potomac,
where sharp coins and sharp
heels sow currency
blooming cluster bombs,
bright-cheeked Cleons strut
in fortune's kind
reckoning.



Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Genocide Implemented on Iraq Is Not a "Mistake". It's a Conscious Policy of US/NATO Establishment, Through Aggressive War, Sanctions, and Black Operations, to Destroy a Society

Predator with prey.


Sanctions on Iraq caused the deaths of millions, mostly women and children.

One of these men was not a participant for over 20 years of Genocide in Iraq.


For over 20 years both parties in the US, and its NATO allies in Europe, engaged in a calculated assault on the Iraqi people. The genocide practiced in Iraq started long ago and has not ended. It was not a "mistake". It was well planned and championed by an overwhelming majority of establishment politicians, media figures, and policy "experts". Even today 41% of the American people feel the Iraqi War of 2003(a single stage in a long line of genocidal policies practiced on Iraq) was justified. George H. W. Bush began the crime spree with Desert Storm, no fly zones, and sanctions. Clinton continued it with a carpet bombing, routine bombings, and tougher sanctions. His hopes to engage in aggressive war on Iraq were stymied by lack of popular support. Maybe he can find comfort in the fact that more Iraqis died under his sanctions and bombings than under any other US President. George W. Bush took the torch, used a massive security failure in the US(9/11), a pliant media(NYT, WaPo, Every TV News Network) leaking false intelligence about Iraq obtaining Uranium, developing WMDs, and engaging with 9/11 hijackers, to begin a new phase of aggression on an already broken nation: "Shock and Awe". US pols and journalists crowed about sending Iraq back to "The Stone Age". As of today:



                               MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!


Thank you enlightened Western Powers!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Scene





"They seemed just then and there, for a mind fed betimes on the Leatherstocking Tales, to project as in a flash an image in itself immense, but foreshortened and simplified--reducing to a single smooth stride the bloody footsteps of time. One rubbed one's eyes, but there, at its highest polish, shining in the beautiful day, was the brazen face of history, and there, all about one, immaculate, the printless pavements of the State."

                                       ----- Henry James, The American Scene, Chapter XI, V.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

In the United States Supporters of Diplomatic Failure, a Disastrous War of Aggression Based on Deceit, Become Leaders of Diplomacy







Obama's two selections for Secretary of State voted for the Iraq War. They also supported bogus theories that Saddam had WMDs at the time and ties to Al Qaida.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Translated

The Moon's
a celestial ghost
haunting earth.

Not elated,
but finding solace
shine above my door,


I forgot Bolek,
the alcoholic
passed out on the tracks,
never waking to collect
himself.


Night's mysteries
conquer redoubts
translated loosely.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

America, Worst Reality Show Forever

Flanked by trained killers in uniform, an ebullient First Lady announces film depicting the CIA as crafty heroes in league with Hollywood producers a winner.


"My foregrounds are imaginary, my backgrounds real."
                                                 -------Gustave Flaubert


Quarterly "budget crises" loom, igniting fire in the tinder minds of partisans. It's not real, but repetition gives it weight; like drowned women once proved witches and tortured or assassinated Muslims now prove terrorists. (Both achieved through a "legitimate legal process".)

We cannot forget, ever, there are enemies everywhere plotting to destroy our "way of life". They have names: Socialists, Anarchists, Communists, Fundamentalists, Terrorists, et al.. God forbid we stop funding the world's greatest murder machine forever in its mission to sustain peace and freedom for everyone.

Principalities sing threats and crises daily in every medium.

Can it be more real?


Saturday, February 23, 2013

"The Light of Reason"



"Did the light of Reason make the earth for some men to ingrosse up into bags and barns, that others might be opprest with poverty? Did the light of Reason make this law, that if one man did not have such and abundance of the earth as to give to others he borrowed of; that he that did lend should imprison the other, and starve his body in a close room? Did the light of Reason make this law, that some part of mankinde should kill and hang another part of mankinde, that would not walk in their steps?"

                                    ---Gerrard Winstanley, "New Law of Righteousness", 1649.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Palingenesis

In the beginning a vessel---
all was one within.
In time its broken
form issued eternal.

                                          God is the breaking
                                    each beginning echoes still.

There is no silence
until the vessel mends.
There is no mending
until this verse ends.



Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Here's a Peace Prize Recipient(Yes, the Nobel Committee Hearts Bloody, but "Humane", Colonial Intervention) Making Crusader Era "Just War" Defense in Acceptance Speech



How can there be shock over Renditions, Kill Lists, and Consistent War?

Fascist Immanence and the Power to Loose and Bind Earthly Threats

Hastily crafted Bulls leaked by His Eminence state this world is a vale of imminent threat Imperium's Immanence must vigilantly and violently exorcise to remain Triumphant.

Cleansing the Earth of apostasy, one drone strike or JSOC raid at a time.

Secretive and Secular Auto-da-fes daily.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Vice President Al Gore Singles Out Senator Biden for His Outstanding Work on the 1994 Crime Bill(Intensifying Racist Drug War and Empowering Police to Crush Rights of Citizens and Fill Jails and Prisons with "Undesirables")



The war on the poor and minorities required a bill to make police shock troops "in every community".

"100,000 more policemen in your communities." "3 strikes and you're out." etc.

A reminder of how the enemies of the marginalized---poor, minorities, etc--love to memorialize their assaults on those "communities" through legislation and say it's all "for the children". Black History Month shouldn't pass without highlighting past betrayals from supposed "friends".

From Clinton's speech:

"We will slash 270,000 jobs from Federal Gov't to take money out and use to hire 100,000 more policemen and build more prisons to put violent criminals in."

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pilgrimage



Bright Sun chanting clear,
Pilgrims bathe forms
in brilliant air.

Day breaks
with fanfare.
Skin blooms
at ray's touch.

Light abates and
quickly succumbs
to gracious darkness.





Monday, January 28, 2013

At the Address

{Obscene, tinder small lies to backfires
nourishing the big lie.}

His arms conduct but do not
embrace.

Words weave sheets
of focused tenderness.
Above our heads 
a conquering flag
slaps heaven to order.


Outside every window
a sword bearing Angelus
of terrible Eden.





Friday, January 18, 2013

Archangel

There is discovery in darkness.
Space makes thought its home.
Bodies, uninterrupted by light's
division, commune.

There is comfort in darkness.
Thought makes space its cloth.
Eyes, undisturbed by light's
terror, shepherd fire.

There is warmth in darkness.
Home makes space thought.
Hearts, untroubled by light's
breaking, beat in time.





Wednesday, January 16, 2013

US Law Enforcement Often Pushes Dissenters to Kill Themselves or Else

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/01/king-like-all-frauds-your-end-is.html

A letter from the FBI to Martin Luther King, Jr..

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Austerity + Al Qaeda = More Specie for NATO Intervention in Africa and Asia




Mali is not the new home of Al Qaeda. It is the home of refugees from Libya. The home of Al Qaeda has always been nations US/NATO invade or bomb: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, and now Mali. Nations where US/NATO desire regime change to secure "interests". In Kosovo, Libya, and Syria Al Qaeda affiliated groups were armed, trained and given funds for "organic uprisings". Either way, Al Qaeda is always an instrument of US/NATO intervention.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

"Paternalist Racism" from Taft to McChrystal: "Responsibility" to Occupy and Slaughter Less Mature Humans Abroad Never Changes


“Like a teenager, you really don’t want your parents hanging around you, but … you like to know if things go bad, they’re going to help,” he said.
“We have an emotional responsibility” to leave US occupying forces in Afghanistan, he told AP.
-- Stanley McChrystal, 2013.

Read more: http://prn.fm/2013/01/09/gen-stanley-mcchrystal-afghans-are-like-teenagers-we-have-emotional-responsibility-to-continue-occupation/#ixzz2HWPWaBRi
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Taft "assured President McKinley that 'our little brown brothers' would need 'fifty or one hundred years' of close supervision 'to develop anything resembling Anglo-Saxon political principles and skills.'", and reports that the military greeted Taft's assertion "that 'Filipinos are moved by similar considerations to those which move other men' with utter scorn".

---above from Wikipedia entry "Little Brown Brother"--quoted material from book "Benevolent Assimilation"(lol).



excellent source on paternalism in Philippines and used in title for this post:
Carmen N. Pedrosa (September 20, 2009). "Paternalist racism". The Philippine Star.

Plus ca change!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Modern Science and Experimentation: Liturgy that Provides Statements "Meant Much More Seriously"



"Since the time of Galileo and Newton, modern science has been based upon a detailed study of nature and upon the postulate that only such statements should be made, as have been verified or at least can be verified by experiment. The idea that one could single out some events from nature by an experiment, in order to study the details and to find out what is the constant law in the continuous change, did not occur to the Greek philosophers. Therefore, modern science has from its beginning stood upon a much more modest, but at the same time firmer, basis than ancient philosophy. Therefore, the statements of modern physics are in some way meant much more seriously than the statements of Greek philosophy."

----- Physics and Philosophy, Werner Heisenberg, 1958.