Thursday, January 27, 2022

prey we wither 
in the gridlock of our power

Robert Reich says Biden should nominate Obama to replace Breyer
but Villager consensus settled in ten minutes on Kamala Harris
both deliver on a Biden campaign promise to name a liberal
woman of color and allows Biden/Democrats to dump the anchor
Harris as vpotus is and reboot Biden's 2022 midterm energy
Robert Reich the larpiest professional Democrat playing
progressive of the professional Democrats my friends tweet
derisively for unsatisfying laughs from fellow apostates. L tells me
Breyer's ice cream crap now, not the Breyer's of her youth (I don't
like ice cream, I'm told it's very good, try the jamocha shakes) I have
not yet seen anyone nominate Hillary to replace Harris though I did
see someone retweet a person nominating Hillary to scotus to piss
off crackers, you know who Fox's target audience is when New
Gingrich says on Tucker that Republicans will take every single
congressperson on the January 6 commission and roast them to
death one at a time on national TV in a copper donkey with open
mouth out of which scream unanswered pleas for mercy before
anguished death brays, yes?

If true it would re
present a fun
damental shift of pow
er in the quad
rents' mime's incen
diary novel of my apo
stasy of meek out
rage at best pract
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er overdue Tab
lets ink watercol
or ruler now tree
knots abandoned

How Virginia Woolf kept her brother alive in letters
The extinction of experience and empathy
Truth is stranger than fiction
Not saying every post hence will have a Fleabus photo but if I have a fresh Fleabus photo I like post just might
The old man stays behind
Another civilizing intervention
Another day in mfing prodemistan
Talk of civil war is propaganda
Stoicism is shitlord propaganda
Puts drops in eyes, remembers: I asked my eyedoc at the follow up to the laser surgery (all's good) about weed and glaucoma, is it true weed helps, I asked, Yes, he said, I'm not asking for a medical card, I said, I can walk to three weed stores within fifteen minutes of work, I'm curious you say yes but never offered it as a medical alternative, it would help, he said, in combination with your eyedrops but would turn you into a hollow shell of yourself. Oops, I didn't say
The cruelty of economic sanctions
Saying the quiet part out loud
After the last bulletins

d e l e t e, part 12

Richard O. Moore

Welcome to your day of sanity! Come in and close the door it will likely lock behind you and you will be home alone waste disposal will take care of your needs : at long last undisturbed phenomena without the heavy metal background of the street will be yours for observation and response : do you have visions? do you think? Your mouth do you open it for more than medication? I should know I know that I should know : we’ve watched centuries erode the fortress drain the moat the poet’s clumsy beast has reached its home and prey we wither 
in the gridlock of our power only the guns remain and are in use pure accident is beauty to be glimpsed your trembling only further clouds your sight I in my home you in your other place harmonize 
the fading anthem of an age the cracked bell of our liberty keeps time a penny for the corpse you left behind keep on recycling all that you have heard before call it a double bind much like the dead bolt that locked the door that keeps you safe and sane : ho — hum — harry who? oh that’s just a phrase found in a time capsule capped and sealed and shot up in the air : no I cannot tell you where it fell to earth that page was torn out years ago it’s chance that we have a fragment of that language left : do your archaeology before a mirror the canyons and the barren plains are clear but where to dig for a ruined golden age a fiction we were served with breakfast flakes say have you forgot this day of sanity? No problem the heavy key was thrown away as soon as the door was closed and locked you’re safe : some day the asylum may be torn down to make way for a palace of the mad it does not follow that anything will change : choose your executioner by lot almost 
everyone is trained and competent there are different schools of course check out degrees fees can become an issue of your choice and some may be in service or abroad as usual nothing’s simple it’s all a part of the grand unraveling that must take place before the new line can be introduced : prepare now don’t be shocked when the music starts the year’s fashions may feature pins and nails.


  1. I was always curious -- well, not always, but ever since -- how it was that Breyer had time to be part of the Scalia Court (now Ginny Thomas' court, ha ha) and was still able to make all that ice cream: the image of him, laboring late into the night, to mix and pack all that ice cream into those containers. And the cost! Man lived on the edge of a wet bankruptcy for decades, Justice by day, a slave to his own compulsions at night. As we all are. I think it involves time travel and the Clintons, but then what doesn't.

  2. 1/a nice looking cat photo

    2/with regard to whether stoicism is shitlord propaganda, i regard the author of that piece - benjamin cain - as someone who likes to say interesting and even provocative things and is less concerned with how accurate they are - see for example

    where i engaged in dialog with him

    2.5/my own view of stoicism is different - as erich fromm wrote, the purpose of all the true religions is to help man overcome his narcissism - were he writing today he might have used more gender-inclusive language - and i regard stoicism, understood correctly, as one of the true religions

    2.8/my own view is that all the true religions have the possibility of being misunderstood, and misused for oppressive ends

    2.9/as one of the most philosophically incisive songs by the group 'utopia' put it, depicting the struggle for liberation - both inner and outer - that faces potentially sentient beings

    i got a free will that i ain't even used yet
    i got a free will and i ain't gonna use it
    'til i know what i'm doing