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.