Not that there will be one-hundredth of a million people. Fuck, that's all the gah I've got for yodeling the cud today. Here's an anti-Occupy K St, here's a pro-Occupy K St, needless to say I understand and completely agree while disagreeing with each. Here's an oldie, Fleabus as Metaphor:
- Useless inventions.
- Occupy the Police State.
- Police state.
- Austerity and blood baths.
- Occupy Philadelphia.
- Gitmo forever.
- The face of the killer who is your president.
- Krugman will never have an obamapostasy.
- A frothy mix of fecal matter and lube sums up crackerism.
- He is still The World's Shittiest Human.
- Varieties of political correctness.
- Art as propaganda.
- Albums liked, with sound, for both those worthy and unworthy.
- Way of the sun.
- Honey and the moon.
- Morning star.
- Woke up with these in my head:
After the steaming bodies swept
through the hungry streets of swollen cities;
after the vast pink spawning of family
poisoned the rivers and ravaged the prairies;
after the gamble of latex and
diaphragms and pills;
I invoked the white robes, gleaming blades
ready for blood, and, feeling the scourge
of Increase and Multiply, made
affirmation: Yes, deliver us from
And after the precision of scalpels,
I woke to a landscape of sunshine where
the catbird mates for life and
maps trace out no alibis—stepped
into a morning of naked truth,
where acts mean what they really are:
the purity of loving
for the sake of love.
Tourists equal protesters equal tourists. My sociopathy is not nuanced. Neither is yours, come to think on it. Perhaps I'm onto something here. Will you vote if I run for something on a platform of Loving Sociopathy?ReplyDelete
And sure, bring Fleabus into it. How, I ask, is that any different from Steve Nicol having Branko's leg broken?
Run against Hans! And Fleabus was meant as the sherbet between courses.ReplyDelete
No one would have given Occupy a moment's thought Wednesday but for the K Street action. Of course there are consequences for pissing people off: we disagree whether the thinking involved in being pissed off is worth more or less than not thinking about Occupy at all.
Who cares about pilfering sympathy from fellow unwashed, for me it would be all about having to sit next to an animate cigarette butt for two hours, but I'm very much selfish.ReplyDelete
Heh. Well played. Both of you.ReplyDelete
It's a little tendentious--to be kind (see legs and peeing thereon, op cit infinitum)--to pretend that no one would've thought about Occupy on Wednesday if not for the obstruction of peoples' daily lives.
But we're circling the same thing, and that thing is the source of my suggestion about Adderall. I will consider whether my personal and hard-earned aversion to others' purely attention-seeking behavior is an unjust bias.
Yeah, I think we both know how that's gonna come out.
No one would have given Occupy a moment's thought Wednesday but for the K Street action.ReplyDelete
Nonsense. There are people paying attention all the time. And there are lots of other ways to get attention.
Of course there are consequences for pissing people off: we disagree whether the thinking involved in being pissed off is worth more or less than not thinking about Occupy at all. It isn't about consequences. I don't give a rats ass if people choose to get arrested. But when folks make the lives of the 99% more miserable, they convey to me that they're full of shit. It ain't right to mess with the folks who have lousy enough lives and who haven't volunteered to be inconvenienced.
Seriously. Aim your weapons or keep them holstered.
(Sorry, was here then gone, needed to edit some misspellings, fucking blooger comments.)ReplyDelete
It's my inability to not not see both sides that I'm constantly documenting. I've been persistently inconsistent, quite purposely.
And as for better ways to get attention, please (said unsnarkily) suggest. I will pass them along to the one person I know who has a voice at Occupy DC.
It's all good. I have channels into Occupy DC (of course) and frequently suggest. Sorry I was so .. um .. harsh. I'm mostly mad about Plan B.ReplyDelete
Yay! Fleabus. Here's hoping Planet's pics will garner more posts over her winter break, assuming, of course, she's coming home.ReplyDelete
I would disagree. That vid is more simile than metaphor, but I digress. And I would also note the thematic convergence with the lovely Planet college vid, to wit: the string.
Hey, and thanks for the linkage. Seriously, I would love to go to a soccer match with you guys.
One passing event is one thing, but the notion that we could possibly change anything worth changing without disrupting people's daily lives is a mysterious one to me.ReplyDelete
Richard doesn't it make sense to disrupt the folks who need disrupting instead of their victims? The notion of needing to disrupt the lives of the 99% just smacks of a lack of imagination to me.ReplyDelete
How about Occupy Congress or Occupy Our Homes? They don't require that nonsense. Besides if one alienates ones main constituency it will be all over.