“They saw their injured country's woe;
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear, - but left the shield.”
The Enemy of the People is The People.
_______ KILLERS ___________ I am singing to you
Soft as a man with a dead child speaks;
Hard as a man in handcuffs,
Held where he cannot move:_____ Under the sun
Are sixteen million men,
Chosen for shining teeth,
Sharp eyes, hard legs,
And a running of young warm blood in their wrists._____ And a red juice runs on the green grass;
And a red juice soaks the dark soil.
And the sixteen million are killing –– and killing
_____ and killing._____ I never forget them day or night:
They beat on my head for memory of them;
They pound on my heart and I cry back to them,
To their homes and families, dreams and games._____ I wake in the night and smell the trenches,
And hear the low stir of sleepers in lines--
Sixteen million sleepers and pickets in the dark:
Some of them long sleepers for always,Some of them tumbling to sleep tomorrow for always,
Fixed in the drag of the world's heartbreak,
Eating and drinking, toiling –– on a long job of
Sixteen million men.~ Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
_________ DIAGNOSIS _________Stopping Racism today is now believedNo harm, but only good could ever do ––Of Paramount Importance. –– We’ve deceivedInnumerable millions, brought them toThe point where kicking over all the tracesA counterfeit Altruism now prevails:Zig zags must be viewed as straight, so racesIll-informed may proudly fill their sails ––Reject all hope of Mental Elevation ––Enjoy, instead, White Perquisites unearned ––Given –– by “The Rich,” whose education,Goading them to see all Privilege spurned,Informed them they should not be what they are.Now, Prehistoric Depths loom not so far.~ FreeThinke
___ IDIOCY REIGNS SUPREME ___Or What’s So Especially Bad About Chemical Weapons?Apparently, it’s AOK To mow ‘em down with bullets,But don’t dare try to kill ‘em off By poisoning their pullets.It’s all right too when bombs Rain from aloft or on the level,But when you kill with poison gas, You’re in league with the Devil.Lock ‘em in a building,Then burn it to the ground.By judges at The HagueYou’ll not be guilty found.Go drag them from their cellsInto a courtyard to be shot.The World Court will not chide you,Nor tell you “Thou shalt not.”Take mothers, babies, toddlers ––Grandmas –– anyone who thrives,Then hack them with machetes And bayonets to end their lives.Rape and loot and strangle,Garrote or stab at will ––Of you The World Community, I promise, won’t think ill.Set ‘em loose in wood or field,Then hunt ‘em down like game;Let half-dead bodies lie unhealed.You won’t lose your good name.Rob and cripple, maim at will ––Dislocate their joints.Multiculturalists will knowYou must have your good points.Gouge their eyes out, slit each tongue.Sodomize, impale their young.Club ‘em down, then crush with tractors.Brussels won’t call you bad actors.BUT, urinate upon the corpseWho tortured your best buddy,And you’ll be tossed in the stockadeWith nose broken and bloody.And should you dare to wipe yourselfWith leaves from the the Koran,‘Tis YOU The World CommunityWill call BARBARIAN!~ FreeThinke
____________ QUESTIONS ____________How does it feel to be cut in half _____ by a sudden burst of machine gun bullets?
What does it feel like at the precise moment _____ when a bullet enters your eye, and pierces your brain?
Can you imagine having your lower jaw smashed by bullets_____ and then see its bloody, splintered fragments __________ drop to the ground ?What is it like to take a direct hit to the skull? _____ Would you know that you were dead?
What sensations must a person feel _____ as his body is being consumed by fire?
What would be the thoughts of someone _____ just thrown to the ground and kicked, __________ whose hands have been tied behind his back, who then gets chained by his heels _____ to the rear end of a vehicle __________ about to drag his still-healthy, still-unbroken _______________ young body over stones, gravel, _______________ dirt and thorny stubble?
How does it feel to have the flesh ripped off your cheeks? _____ To have all the flesh on your hands torn off __________ exposing bones and tendons? How does it feel to have grit and gravel _____ embed themselves in your eyes? How does it feel to be torn _____ limb from limb by a jeering mob?
Exactly how does it feel to have your head _____ stomped to jelly by hobnailed boots? Or your genitalia ripped out by the roots _____ and stuffed into your screaming mouth?
How does it feel to be smart enough to realize _____ you are suffering and dying for the sole purpose __________ of lining the pockets of international bankers, _______________ global industrialists and the suppliers ____________________ of war materiel with gold?
Exactly how would you react to being held down _____ and having your teeth kicked down your throat, __________ your eyes gouged out, _______________ your ears and your nose sliced off, _______________ or a glass rod inserted in your urethra____________________ and then broken?
How would you feel when you are forced to eat _____ ground glass or drink hydrochloric acid?
How would you feel if you were sodomized by barbarians _____ then buried up to your neck in sand __________ and systematically stoned and kicked to death?
How does it feel to be held down _____ and deliberately blinded by acid?
How does it feel to be maimed by “Friendly Fire?
How does it feel to be flayed alive _____ and then slowly cut to ribands?
How? How? How?
But much more important is
_______________ WHY?~ FreeThinke
The 'mythical' people must be protected! The mirthical people must be SAVED! ;)
Confucius say:Man who play riddler may just be piddler.
"There have been only two geniuses in the world, Willie Mays and Willie Shakespeare." - Tallulah Bankhead
...But, darling, I think you'd better put Shakespeare first." - Tallulah Bankhead
Shakespeare's nothing special –– certainly not an original thinker. All he amounts to is a lot of fusty old quotations strung together.};-]>
I never took you for an Oxfordian before, FT... ;)
Talk about Zizek. I’ve just come back from a short holiday in a lodge we rented a few miles south from our home. Lovely seafront view and no WiFi, so that was kind of ‘liberating’.The first thing that struck me was that it had an ‘open fire’ of the synthetic kind: electrically heated with plastic wood and ‘flames’ played on a continuous loop (a flat screen monitor, no doubt). Decaffeinated open fire! ;-)Will watch that video letter. Have some catching up to do now!
It is nice to get away. Routines need interuption lest our lives get put on a loop reel.
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