Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wheee, the People!

     Instead of paying attention,
     you'll want and work for all the Things
     The Look, The Trappings Power brings
     like instantly yet MORE Power springs
     a well, a spell of Gain, warming,
     the spiral spinning uncoiling
     pinwheel ride painted up all Free
     but Not Really.
     Nailed in the middle
     squeeking and clattering unmerciful
     smoking and smelling bad
     all the safety valves bypassed or wired shut
     governors corrupted beyond any use whatever
     candidates with all the shiny shoes and blowjobs
     we turn the volume up again to hear the millionth version
     them saying, 'Be calm.  Everything is A.O.K.'

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Pencilvania; Picking the Teeth of Empire

     Asked for his remarks then about all the reported 'collateral damages' (innocent bystanders*) he'd killed in pursuit of policy, Secretary Schultz spoke in a way that managed to sound both confidential and dismissive:  '...ya hafta break eggs to make a omelet...'

     Schultz (Bechtel) running State, Weinberger (Bechtel) at Defense, Big Wheels in the Reagan Revolution cooking up a banquet for...whom?...for what? Taking big piecemeal chomps out of populations and life-support systems at home and elsewhere, leaving destruction, contamination, extinction, and waste.

     The '80's saw this golden dawn of Greed come about by the 'Big Landslide' for Reagan everyone still talks about.  The one the Democrats have pointed their prayer mats at ever since.  It wasn't a landslide.

     Get out your pencil and paper and arithmetic.  Voter turnout was 48%, the lowest of all Earth's 'democracies' except Botswana that cycle!  Reagan's share was 52 or 53 percent -- look it up -- Big Landslide NOT.  Comes out to some 28% of registered voters that put Ronnie in the White House.
Twenty eight percent is not a landslide number.  That's less than one third of registered voters.  That's not anything but a former democratic republic with a comatose electorate gone Flatline.  This is where America sold the last of its soul for an 'aw, shucks' and yet another record quarter's earnings.  The Democrats swooned at that faux 'Great Landslide,' doing all in their considerable power ever since to mimic Ronnie's 'success,' just like the Clintons.  Yes, it was already exit-bound, but that's where America finally left the Building of Pretense, where folks in numbers still play at 'democratic republic,' all unaware.

* Murders; homicides; unlawful killings; war crimes


     Speaking of Saudi Arabia as a major client of U.S. policy, as a giant Weapons Customer, as favored among our Best Pals, and as a Primary Sponsor of Violent Radical Extremism worldwide, including the events of September 11, 2001, Noam Chomsky made an observation that needs more attention.  He said that Britain, and then the U.S. [see T. E. Lawrence] have always "...stimulated radical Islamist developments..." as destabilizing implements in the Mideast.

     This is too kind of Dr. Chomsky.  He makes it sound as if the west just took advantage of 'troubles' as they arose unbidden, all along.  Maybe the good doctor was indulging in some seismic under-statement.

     Here, now:  The west (spelled U-S) has never missed a 'chance' through this morning to Fuck Things Up good and proper for those with the poor judgement to be born over oil, etc.  [Further, let it be known here as it is everywhere else, if you make your own 'chances,' by the examples of the U.S. Oil Industry of the past 150 years, you won't risk missing many.  It's an UnNatural Selection kind of deal...Survival of the Most Devious and Murderous and UnFit]

     We are led to believe, even with the effrontery to 'warn' us, that that's just the way things are, and to get over it.  We're repeatedly reminded that's 'How Things Work.'

     We observe how this Plan has not worked out so well for us, ever, worse for others, and how it yet proceeds...anyway... the Vast Enrichment of a tiny, secret minority who do have names, addresses, pulses, and temperatures in the neighborhood of 98 degrees F.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Baby, It's You (Not Bernie, or Donald, or Julio)

It's something you're doing.
Yes, it is.
It's also something you're not doing.
Oho, yes, it is.
How many times have you picked among the offered evils for a 'lesser?'
As if it was a Freedom of Choice kind of deal, but for Real?
As if it was any Good whatever, then, now, or later?
And then turned your back like you did your part?
And walked off into the sunset with the girl?
And no choices to speak of, really?
Denied by your own denial scrim
All the way up past here
     Where you don't get what you pay for
     Where Someone Else does
     Where Somebody Else gets all you pay for
     And all you pay for it
     And pay for it
     And pay for it
Poll cats and lobbyists with a common ground
Blindside roundhouse suckerpunch usually
And used to it and by it
Taking a solid clout to the back of the head, each
Where the independent silent swing comes by
When it comes by...

Time is a wolf that gets us all
Whether we give 'er a run that is worth it
Chasing 'er down
Or watching from your hide.