Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I Don't Know How to Not Participate
Iannis Xenakis was born ninety years ago today. I feel incapable of documenting my rage before today's clusterfuck, sorry, I know the day is particularly clusterfuckful even by current standards of daily clusterfuckability, motherfucking Emperobama. Here, have my new policy on posting gifs and fine fucking metaphors abounding and my fucking complicity. Don't know why effingblooger won't allow enlarging today after providing it for years but that's also fine fucking metaphors abounding and my fucking complicity. Also too, more Xenakis.
Labels: Aargocalyptic, Autoblogography, Birthdays, Music, My Complicity, Poem
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I'll link to this for you.ReplyDelete
This morning, the New York Times has a very lengthy and detailed article about President Obama’s counter-Terrorism policies based on interviews with “three dozen of his current and former advisers.” I’m writing separately about the numerous revelations contained in that article, but want specifically to highlight this one vital passage about how the Obama administration determines who is a “militant.” The article explains that Obama’s rhetorical emphasis on avoiding civilian deaths “did not significantly change” the drone program, because Obama himself simply expanded the definition of a “militant” to ensure that it includes virtually everyone killed by his drone strikes.
Yes, that's item one of the clusterfuck I can't bring myself to document today. But what, you'd rather Mitt Romney be the motherfucker?ReplyDelete
I bet it'd be harder for Mittens to cut Social Security than our good friend Obama. (Only Nixon could go to China, etc.)ReplyDelete
In any case, as clearly as that example shows the extent to which Obama has screwed (and lied to) the people who voted for him, my number one objection is to our ongoing murders in the so-called "war on terror". And the clampdown on the whistle-blowers and few remaining journalists with the honesty and courage to tell the truth about it.
I'm told that my vote for Jill Stein will be "wasted". That I should "grow up". And not "let the perfect be the enemy of the good". My response: the votes I cast for Obama in 2008 were the ones wasted. I'll not have his blood on my hands again.
I keep on waiting on someone to explain how this "good" actually is such a creature, but then again, I refuse to grow up.ReplyDelete