Friday, February 26, 2021

These Puny Anonymous Creatures of Dark and Damp

I dread the arrival of the new Ishiguro, if it wows me could do more damage than I read forty pages surrender and blame me
which is what I’m going to do for at least twenty-six reasons. Stalled this rereading of Moby Dick where I knew I would stall when the whale carnage starts which I knew starting the reread
I play I override my hardfast rules but won’t bypass whale carnage to ravage human carnage and I’m never gonna read whale carnage again Notice everyone on your team
despondenter? Malaise-ier? Quitier? Biden not apostasy-worthy, Democrats, I despise my keystrokes despising Democrats
I am telling you three times my original training remains dominant no matter how many three times I tell you we are you know and is
doing more damage but we’re not, we’re just being updated, our original programming trumps and nothing will taste new again in the new insect protein dinner carnage future but
Is more. I yodel again: I am timeline, 1959 to now, Cassandra, canary, weathervane, fool, I will save a cat before human except if it's you

Asshole country
<<< This is all so very typical of the American supremacist worldview that is being aggressively shoved down our throats by all western mainstream news media. The US can bomb who it likes, whenever it likes, and when it does it is only ever doing so in self defense, because the entire planet is the property of Washington, DC. It can seize control of entire clusters of nations, and if any of those nations resist in any way they are invading America’s sovereignty.
Race and America's long warWhat *is* political theology?
Want not waste notPower & SilenceZombie time
Your eventual mutingTalking 'bout my generationCreative potential of stupidity
<<< Stupidity is here to stay; it is now being promoted as a virtue and has acquired an elaborate cultural cross-dressing aimed at anesthetizing the public to its omnipresence and, at the same time, encouraging stupidity to come out in its full glory. The last four years ushered in a new age when stupidity infiltrated every pore of public life. Stupidity has become ubiquitous and unavoidable, assumed many forms and developed a level of granularity it hadn’t had before.
Avedon Carol's now & then linksKilling riversArt is the repetition of limits which is love
I am told I will love Klara and the Sun, don't tell me what to doWhy don't I play more Stereolab here?Ransom voiceThe Magic of Stereolab


Carl Dennis

Aren't you glad at least that the earthworms
Under the grass are ignorant, as they eat the earth,
Of the good they confer on us, that their silence
Isn't a silent reproof for our bad manners,
Our never casting earthward a crumb of thanks
For their keeping the soil from packing so tight
That no root, however determined, could pierce it?

Imagine if they suspected how much we owe them,
How the weight of our debt would crush us
Even if they enjoyed keeping the grass alive,
The garden flowers and vegetables, the clover,
And wanted nothing that we could give them,
Not even the merest nod of acknowledgment.
A debt to angels would be easy in comparison,
Bright, weightless creatures of cloud, who serve
An even brighter and lighter master.

Lucky for us they don't know what they're doing,
These puny anonymous creatures of dark and damp
Who eat simply to live, with no more sense of mission
Than nature feels in providing for our survival.
Better save our gratitude for a friend
Who gives us more than we can give in return
And never hints she's waiting for reciprocity.

"If I had nickel, I'd give it to you,"
The lover says, who, having nothing available
In the solid, indicative world, scrapes up
A coin or two in the world of the subjunctive.
"A nickel with a hole drilled in the top
So you can fasten it to your bracelet, a charm
To protect you against your enemies."

For his sake, she'd wear it, not for her own,
So he might believe she's safe as she saunters
Home across the field at night, the moon above her,
Below her the loam, compressed by the soles of her loafers,
And the tunneling earthworms, tireless, silent,
As they persist, oblivious, in their service.

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