Friday, November 30, 2012

My King, by Henri Michaux

Poet as Outsider, this Michaux fella was. He described himself as a "maladjusted rebel." Allen Ginsberg called him a "master" and "genius".  Also a fellow world traveler among us drifters and wonderers. He traveled, "to drive his country out of him, his attachments of all kinds and whatever elements of Greek or Roman culture or Belgian habits have become attached to him. He travels against." Here's a cool poetry blog for more on his life. And here's one of the most exquisite poems of rebellion I've ever read posted below. 
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Lesbian I Love Dearly

Besides my own grandmother. 

I came about this video and found this cool chick, oddly enough, doing research on the growth of the Nanny State (or what some now refer to as the "Bully State") and WHO (the UN World Health Organization). 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Be a Proud American, and Secede from the Empire

Here's a cool history piece on the role secession has played on the American continent for over the last 250-plus years. Anarchists and libertarians should smash the mythology authored by the American Empire regarding secession (for example, that secession was just a tool used by mean old racists in the South before "Honest Abe" "freed the slaves"). 

If you believe in such a mythology, you might as well believe in other tid-bits of bullshit consumed by the masses, like the idea that Hurricane Sandy was created by "global warming" (or "climate change" or whatever that boogey-man devil is called these days), or that the earth was literally created in seven days (that is, seven 24-hour revolutions as it also spins on an axis drifting around the sun kept in line by its gravitational pull, which kind of destroys the entire idea of an old Hebrew man with a long beard in heaven painting it into existence with a brush in one hand and a vacuum or special lever in the other that arbitrarily applies the laws of physics on an omnipresent whim. Well, that is, the facts pertaining to Earth's existence destroy the literal mythology itself, unless you believe in magic, which would fit right in line with underdeveloped psyches of people who fear "climate change" or think that Mickey Mouse is a real person). 

These myths all serve a related purpose, which is to empower those who spread them. The more children who believe in the "magic" at Disneyland, the more money Disney Incorporated can suck from the pockets of the hapless parents. 

And even though we could enjoy these myths as works of art and charming folk tales, designating some with significant morals or lessons regarding human existence, while relegating others to trash bin of history, unfortunately, it's a rare occasion we get to enjoy art truly separated from power (if it's even possible). 

Nevertheless, even if most Americans choose to embrace perpetual childhood by willfully handing the responsibility of living their lives to rulers and masters with guns and badges, and even if those snotty-nosed Americans, like bullies on the playground, enjoy pushing the rest of us around under the pretense that "we're all in this together," you can still take the time to educate yourself about these self-deceiving (yet, self-serving) myths that bullies tell themselves and others to justify their repugnant arrogance and the violence that comes with it.     

One of those myths is the one regarding Secession--what it is, what it was, and what it means for the future. Personally I despise the American mythos so much (not in itself, but due to the unbelievable amount of thoughtlessness to which it has led) that I consider myself something of an anti-American. And thus, I have no room in my closet of political secrets for "patriotism" or what-have-you. Others may disagree as some libertarian-leaning folks may plead, "I love my country, but I hate my government." Good for you. Then be a proud American, take responsibility for your own life, and declare your independence from the American government, if not all governments, forever. 

If you support freedom, tolerance, independence, equality under the rule of law, justice and all the other ideas the American revolutionaries fought and died for, then perhaps you might consider becoming a revolutionary yourself. Otherwise, in today's political speech, you would become known as a "radical extremist". Hey, if you really admire the American founders as much as you claim, and if you believe in those ideals as much as you say you do--the first ideal being the responsibility you want over your own life--then you might as well emulate the founders and secede from the tyranny that you despise. That tyranny is your own government, every aspect of it, that can be most aptly called the American Empire. But first you need to educate yourself.     

You can start by reading the article below. And take joy in dissolving your own ignorance by smashing the myths of American secession. (I know I have over the years.) Secession is as American as apple pie. Chew on it for a while. Take a good long taste and smell its aroma. If you're a proud American, it should be delicious. And it might even go well with a cold beer on Independence Day. Not the 4th of July. But the day you make the decision to declare your own Independence from the Empire. Which could be tomorrow. 
Cheers! 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Let's Give Thanks to Denise Levertov

Below lies a poem by one of my favorite American
poets. 
I can't believe this broad is 
still alive. Oh, wait. She isn't. Well, I'm thankful she was at one point. 
You should be too. Happy Thanksgiving, bitches.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Can Poetry Be Racist?

Really. What a silly question, right? Of course poetry can't be racist. Well, maybe it can be. But who cares if some poetry is racist if it's good poetry? 

The question here--can poetry be racist?--actually points to a different question that presupposes it, one of the oldest philosophical questions about art and art's value: can we make aesthetic judgments based on ethical or moral or political or cultural value premises, biases, assertions and assumptions? 

Just to ask "can poetry be racist" assumes that the category of being "racist" is qualitatively "bad".  All well and good.  Except that being "racist"--good or bad--has nothing to do with aesthetic value. 

Look, you can write an amazingly beautiful poem, or write a brilliant story or paint a gorgeous mural, all dedicated to extraordinarily evil causes, ideologies or people such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin or Barack Obama. 

Leftist authoritarians have slammed Ayn Rand's novels for half a century now because they didn't like the messages of liberty, self-determination, independence, non-conformity and individualism she pushed forth through her art. Likewise, Ayn Rand was critical of Dostoyevsky's works because their motifs centered on the lack of redemption and objective value human existence offers without a sincere wish to live a life of god's sacrificial love (otherwise known as Christian agape). Or, consider the brilliantly choreographed and beautiful Mass Games that take place in fascist North Korea each year, which include thousands of young girls who practice their daily dance routine for grueling long hours over an entire year culminating in one spectacular celebration of a color-coordinated gymnastics show all to please the fickle megalomaniac whims of Kim-Jung-What's-His-Name's silly fat ass. 

It's okay to disagree with beautiful works of art. Yes, poetry can be racist. Or it could be nihilist, or anarchist, or individualist (i.e., it could be Punk Rock). 

Or, some poetry could be written to express the devout love one has for his Fuhrer, who is going to create a perfectly harmonious, entirely spotless society devoid of decadence and debauchery,  dedicated to the pursuit of health and safety. But that doesn't make it necessarily bad poetry. Even if the immeasurable stupidity of the message is beyond the intellect's salvation, we can still enjoy whatever fruits it offers with our eyes, our ears, our noses, our lips or even our fingertips. (I'm not sure if there is an art form in existence directed solely to the sense of touch, but if there were, I imagine it would be something related to prostitution and erotic dancing. Or, maybe it would be derived from Silly Puddy. Or something wonderfully strange and disturbing that would bond those two magical worlds of infancy and adulthood in ways only our most hideous desires could imagine.)

Either way, to slander a piece of art as "racist" doesn't say anything of its aesthetic value. Usually, in this country, it doesn't really say anything very meaningful at all. It's kind of like saying that the work of DH Lawrence was misogynistic. But in all reality, at most all you're claiming is that the work of art in question is propaganda. Perhaps a fair claim, perhaps not. But whether or not propaganda is "bad" or valueless art is another question entirely, (and I doubt it is).   And if you don't believe me, then check out the video below that makes my case. 

Here's a drink to reading some "racist" (or whatever) poetry starting with this video over Thanksgiving and enjoying it for all it's worth. Cheers!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

10 Myths About King Jackass & the Dems

In contrast to the hoard of mini-authoritarians cheering for violence and screeching for oppression (of secessionist dissidents) on the comment threads of the Huffington Post, here's a refreshing piece by an honest Leftist regarding Dear Leader's re-election. Republished from counterpunch.org. 

Downtown Mexican food and beer for lunch today. This person who supposedly poses as my wife every now and then said I got so drunk last night that I fell asleep on the kitchen floor. Whatever. If I don't remember it, it didn't happen. 

Happy Saturday!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Secession Now! (Part Uno)

I gotta get a word in on this secessionist petition thing.  When I first heard of it several days ago, I saw that my state had not yet created one. So, I logged onto the white house website and signed all of them immediately (I believe there were only 20 then) with the intention of writing one for my own state before anyone else did. Someone beat me to it by about 30 minutes. Damn. 

Even when I used to think Lincoln was this great guy, as we're all trained to believe from grade 1 through 12, I was suspicious of the "secessionism equals racism" cliche that goes hand-in-hand with the mythology of Lincoln. Why does secession necessarily imply racism? And why do high school history books refer to the abolitionist John Brown as "America's first terrorist"? I wondered. After all, far, far fewer people died at his hands than in the Civil War or (ahem) what I call "The War of Northern Aggression". 

Because I'm so fascinated by this new (mostly symbolic) secessionist movement, I've wasted way too many hours of my time the last couple of late nights reading through the comment threads of leftwing and rightwing websites with articles on this story. 

Here's what I've learned: There's a visceral, I mean a pure instinctual, animalistic, fervent hatred shared by those on the Left for anyone who might have the least bit of sympathy for such a movement. And I was so fascinated by this level of hatred, that I copy and pasted some of the more colorful comments of these people into this blog post below. These are commentators on the Huffington Post. Each comment is by a different individual. They are colorful, no? Here's the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/petition-to-secede-states_n_2120410.html

And here are those comments of glowing compassion, tolerance, warmth and concern for all of mankind: 


Fine...Take North Dakota, you can all move there. Or we can force-march you if you'd prefer.

Well, Native Americans have their own territory. Maybe we can round up Republicans and put them in a reservation in Arizona. Just sayin...

Yeah, we can build that fence they've been wanting, and we can check citizenship for ANY reason. You 'Seceders' better not be coming north to have your babies, either!!

Yes Tea Partiers, I completely understand your desire to secede from the Communist United States that so enslaves you with its medicare and social security. The timing couldn't be more right to leave either, because they are about to unleash their most evilest of plans yet...Free Health Care. That's right every friend and family member will be able to visit the doctor; your wife can finally have those boils lanced and your nephew Tyler can clear up that problem that makes him scream when he pees. So hurry and secede now while you still can! Create that Red State, trailer-park paradise you've always dreamed of, because after you lose your medicare, you'll only have about six months before the 'betes sends you on to meet Jesus.

Then they might have to give up all those Red state handouts they are so accustomed to receiving.

What is the punishment for sedition and treason?

I guess the secessionist now know how the indians felt. The sense of entitlement is staggering. There are many cultures in this country that have never had a voice, once they get a voice, everybody else wants to leave the union, what does that sound like to you.

Send this rebel rabble to Guantanamo, it hasn't petitioned to secede.

Good idea.

What these neanderthals are doing is TREASON - right?

I'm sure there are orange jump suits for all of them.

I wonder if we, the rest of the people, could get together a petition to deport every person in our state who signed a silly secession petition? After all, they are a minority, and they do not like the rest of us, and they want to have nothing to do with us, so why not deport them? Surely there must be room in Antarctica.

Let's start with Todd Palin and the rest of the members of that terrorist group he belongs to.

And then we should grant Rush Limbaugh his wish. Remember he said he'd leave the country if Obama won.

Anybody who really wants to leave - there's the door, don't let it hit you on the way out.

Remember, America love her or leave her.

I'm fine with all of these people who signed these petitions giving up Medicare and social security. I wouldn't give them a refund on their taxes though.
  
these people should all get together somewhere in texas and we can put up that fence they've been wanting for years. most of us would love to be rid of them. 

don't' let the door hit you where the good Lord split you

Why is this even a news story? 2/1000 of 1% of the US population signed these petitions. 

On the other hand we have just identified a large block of mentally handicapped people, hopefully they can get help now.

I'm not opposed to publicizing the list of names of the people who signed those petitions. Make a national registry even. I want to know if any of them are living in my neighborhood. Hell, they should be forced to go door to door and admit that they signed this petition.

All these immigrants need to vacate america. We can list them as a security threat to our country since so many terrorist are out and about. GOP are terrorist and should be dealt with as such. They think they can impede the security and growth of this country. Dont like it here, move to your natural homelands. Like bag people, they sit about loitering. They all are here by way of migration. To categorize them would be easy. Ungrateful immigrants that are attempting to taunt and terrorize the forward movement of the usa. Moving forward without them. Think about it. What are they needed for? Absoluetly nothing.

this just shows how wide spread the insanity is. we need to stop allowing stupid people breed.
  
you must be ultra conservative because you sound ignorant to knock multiple cultures 

All of the treasonous un-American tea baggers that signed secessionist petitions should be sent to Siberia and waterboarded.

(So, I'm just going to write one big SIC here for all the errors and misspellings.) 

Lovely, no? My favorites are those that suggest waterboarding (i.e. torturing) the secessionists, or suggestions of immediate deportation or "force-marching" all those evil "treasonous" dissidents, "terrorists" and "traitors!" to a concentration camp in North Dakota. 

The commentator who calls us secessionists "mentally handicapped" because he's too afraid to say "retarded" is fairly amusing. (When political correctness is valued more than civility or decency in an attempt to insult people to whom you feel 100 times superior, and where civility would only hinder your hateful intentions anyway, what the fuck, exactly, does that mean? Political correctness is very strange indeed.) 

Secessionists are compared to Indians and immigrants. Also interesting. The implication being, again, that we should be "rounded up" to be placed in camps or be deported. I believe Guantanamo Bay is mentioned a couple times as a sunny place in the Caribbean to ship us.  One clever fellow suggests that an efficiently-run eugenics program for us "traitors" and undesirables should be in line because "stupid people shouldn't be allowed to breed." There's also the insinuation that, well, shit, the US of A might as well just do the world a favor and shoot us in the back of the head because, "what's the penalty for sedition and treason again?" Ah, yes. Death. 

Well, Jee-whiz. Why not just start up the gas chambers, boys and girls, and begin piling in the undesirables? Really, that was the only suggestion omitted or left curiously unsaid by these people whose remarks are eerily reminiscent of other dangerous totalitarian societies, those historical oddities always driven by the popular hysterics of the masses to wipe out...those who don't fit in. 

We all know the big examples: Nazi Germany. Soviet Russia. Bush's America, etc., etc. (Funny thing is, Bush's post 9/11 America seems stronger and more resilient now than ever. And he's been gone for four years now.)

Thoughts: with posts such as these, I think the Left totally loses all legitimacy as the voice of "dissent". It also just nullified any complaints it had during the Bush years of being treated like, uh, terrorists because they disagreed with Bush's "patriotic" policies. That is a truly unfortunate error being made by the Left right now. Integrity, as the cliche goes, still counts for something. And the same people who screeched in horror and dread of the Bush Doctrine (rightfully so) ten years ago just took a giant shit on whatever integrity they had left before voting to re-elect Obama (as if that weren't bad enough). 

I actually made the mistake of choosing to engage some of these people as the booze kept flowing late in the night. Those posts are great fun. They shall be re-posted here in a day or so. I also engaged some of the assholes on Glenn Beck's "The Blaze". (Beck recently said that people who sign the petitions are "crazy". And I felt the need to defend those people and call him out for being a totally hypocritical, big, fat, pudgy, pasty, full-of-shit pussy.) All great fun. Like an addiction almost. But still feels like a terrible, terrible waste of time.

Till then, I hope to see those petitions filling up! Here's where you can find your state's petition to secede from the Empire:https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions

And I'm drinking to secession tonight (again). Cheers!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Best Veterans Day Song Ever!

I didn't do shit for Veterans Day this year. Actually, I discovered a wonderful smoke-easy in a small town of my southwestern territory, partied with some local degenerates, made a spiritual connection with a hawk that flew by my face, took some photos of wild black bears, learned how to speak the tongue of the mountain white wolves, climbed a steep, icy crag covered with snow to 10,000 feet in four-wheel-drive, and ate enough free breakfast sausage (still drunk or hungover) to fill the astronomical void of your average vegan's sense of humor.

Friday, November 9, 2012

A Poem by Jenny Browne


Always a joy to read authentic mid-west poetry before 
the weekend. Why isn't there more farm and 
family poetry anyhow? 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Best Question You Can Ask Yourself!

If you want to know why things are so bad in America, this is by far the best question you can ask yourself:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Obama Will Win Today

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."--Emma Goldman.

The election is today. I voted for Gary Johnson, and I'm still calling it for Obama. My father will most certainly blame the libertarian-minded types for Obama's win.

There's some truth to that charge. And it's not a bad thing. Libertarians of all sorts should stop sucking the balls of the Republican Party. That's mostly been the Ayn Rand influence on libertarian-individualist types, and far too many naive (though well-intentioned) libertarians have succumbed to the cajoling Republican Establishment.  It's also an appeal, essentially, to the logic of voting for the lesser of two evils, which, I will admit, Romney might be. But the power invested in the executive branch itself is pure evil. Knowing that Johnson doesn't have a chance in hell of winning is actually a comforting feeling for me. I can now reply to the cult of voting freaks in America, "I did my civic duty and voted" and at the same time will get sleep knowing that, whoever the evil son of a bitch occupying the White House for the next 4 years will be, I had no part--aside from forced taxation--in aiding that slimy ass-cruncher.

Also, individualists, libertarians and anarchists should take advantage of a Romney loss by rubbing it in the face of the Republican Establishment. See here for more detail as to why.

Don't feel bad if you didn't vote. Statistically your vote doesn't matter in the first place, and second of all, you probably did your soul a favor saving it direct involvement with the American political process.


Monday, November 5, 2012

The Language Police Are Retarded


THIS IS TOO GOOD. I'M ALWAYS HAPPY TO REPUBLISH ARTICLES THAT DEFEND "HATE SPEECH". SEE THE ORIGINAL HERE

SCANDAL

The Language Police Are Retarded

October 27, 2012
The Language Police Are Retarded
After the last presidential debate, many conservatives were disappointed in Romney. Bill O’Reilly had said this was Mitt’s chance to put the final nail in Obama’s coffin but that he blew it by letting Barack walk all over him. Others felt Romney showed presidential composure while the president acted like a goofy teen with lines such as, “The 80s called. They want their foreign policy back” and “We have these things called aircraft carriers.” Ann Coulter summarized this defense of Romney immediately after the election when she said, “I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.”