They Cannot Nail You to a Pronoun, Hot Mess of Cravings and Behaviors, Tainted Frailty, Old Meat’s Rancid Rainbow
I'm such a hot mess my first thought was that American shitlords watched French protesters battling police over French shitlords stealing protesters' retirement and watched Israeli protesters battling police over the crckrztn of Israeli law and society and became so alarmed that they false-flagged a trans-attack on an ultra-crckr/chrstr elementary school to distract attention from populist progressive protest and keep American crckrzation front and center and on schedule, and I still maintain that's slightly plausible while acknowledging our shitlords rely more on stochastic crckr/chrstr violence than shitlord schemed and prompted and executed crckr/chrstr violence
Which happens first: shitlords incite civil war in America or initiate WW3 between western Whitemanistan and the Subhuman World's Shitlords, you're absolutely right, Death to the Either/Or. Hot mess, me. Tenement Years released 35 years ago today
I am telling you three times for the 37,846,971th time we are being reprogrammed
Just googled *if I leave the US what happens to my social security* and as long as I don't renounce my citizenship it's mine until shitlords steal it in 2025
MCPS changed my wife's insurance from better than shitty company to completely shitty company, I know one of you on MCPS payroll, if any of yinz know others aim THIS at them and tell them to be rabid dogs going after benefits you are owed
Abandoned initial monologue for this post: I tried to watch Picard, the new series. Part loyalty to the franchise, part urging of friends, part my eyes fart and die most days after twenty minutes of reading and my eyes demand stimulus and when dark out what else is there while the canvases are drying AND DON'T START ANOTHER ONE, dumbfuck. It sucks, Picard. I slogged through episodes 1-4 and then halfway through 5 someone harvested borg implants from live humans, the humans writhe and scream in anguish, brains splatter walls, why the fuck am I watching this?
Every series advertised on the platform hosting Picard is savagely, gratuitously, celebratorily violent. There's one about a civil war between rival crackers in Montana in 2023 and another about a club of dead teens (How did you die? the question you must answer to gain membership in the club), dead ghost club teaming up to make the death of who killed them worse than the death the killed inflicted on them, another about violent black rival gang wars in a prison with a white warden, another about Rocky as the mayor of mobbed up Tulsa (it appears to be post-cracker genocidal attack on blacks businesses and neighborhoods in 1921, I won't watch so can't vouch but bet a pint said riots aren't mentioned).
Picard: It Sucks. Jake was writing this when I was writing that
How Meat and Fossil Fuel Producers Watered Down the Latest IPCC Report
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linh_Dinh - a vietnamese-american poet, fiction writer, translator, and photographer used to get published, used to get visiting professorships, used to get grantsReplyDelete
now he doesn't - for reasons that become obvious when you read some of his recent stuff
however, his most recent post at his substack "postcards from the end" doesn't include that particular quirk, just an account of his visit - with photos - to the remote laotian town of don det - his last paragraphs are
You can judge any community by the serenity of its residents, especially the children. Are they calm, trusting and easily cheered, or do they dress, talk and strut like whores and gangstas? Do they enjoy just being kids, or do they strain to become as insane, addicted, angry and frustrated as their elders?
Though I have much more to say about this place, I must take a breather. Was it Eliot who said, “For everything said, something else must be said”? A lifetime isn’t long enough to record and explain what happens to anyone in a day, and in Don Det, each day is extra long, in the best way.
1/the above quote from linh dinh first appeared at https://linhdinh.substack.com/p/extra-long-days-in-the-best-way-inDelete
2/i commented there
I find...a Maurice Blanchot quote: 'No sooner is something said than something else must be said to correct the tendency of all that is said to become final...' "
Blanchot, a French writer, philosopher, and literary theorist, lived from 1907 to 2003, and was active in the Resistance during the German occupation.
If the current world order collapses, as it seems it must, to some unknowable degree, it seems that human life would still go on in places where people can get what they really need - the corner of the world you are now in sounds like such a place. Many other places would be less livable, however. If things can't go on, they won't....
3/in a subsequent post about that same town, we are told that among the souvenirs offered to tourists there is a t-shirt