Revision is Empire's ultimate duty.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Revision is Empire's ultimate duty.
|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
Saturday, April 20, 2013
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.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
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
"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
Friday, April 05, 2013
|"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.