Monday, October 9, 2023

And How Do They Receive a Check or Endorse It?

The Washington Post literally changed what pro-Palestinian protesters were chanting yesterday:

“End detention, stop the crimes, Israel out of Palestinian territories,”

Sure, that's exactly what they were chanting, close quote. Read (or don't read) the whole propaganda release.

I stand by my belief that Helmetball still the best metaphor for the United States of Assholes, but nothing reveals the violent and poisoned heart and  viciously evil soul of America (and Israel is America) more than its instinctive bloodlust at anyone it subjugates fighting that subjugation, including you and me if ever needed

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She had to know, was scripted, she gave rightwing organ-grinders and crisis entrepreneurs $50M in fundraising and guaranteed we will hear "reeducation camps" and "gulag" in every Republican candidate from now until ever
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"People in this country had better stop believing there is some way to come to a comfortable accommodation with the views of the swinish Babbitry who treat education as a big pile of money to legally steal from people they despise"
Why can't you be less of a pussy about praying out loud for a dictatorship?
Your motherfucking nextgen Democratic savior is a motherfucking shitlord stooge too
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The Rise of the Nones, to which I add, fuck you and your imaginary friend Jesus Cracker
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Three new Lydia Davis storiesweariness is generous
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I want to be clear that I failed Septology, Septology didn't fail me, but Fosse's obsessions are not my obsessions and my answers to his obsessions would be different than his, a friend emailed me after the Nobel and asked if she should try and I said Yes, I completely understand how and why someone could obsess over Fosse's fiction, that person just isn't me
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Don was there, as well as William Gass, Stanley Elkin, William Gaddis, and half a dozen others of the postmodernist bent
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Vouch vouch vouch vouch for Pale Saints


Anne Boyer

There are  at  least two  types of people,  the  first for  whom the  ordinary
worldliness is easy.  The  regular  social routines  and  material  cares  are
nothing too external to them and easily absorbed. They are not alien from
the  creation  and  maintenance of the world, and the world does not treat
them  as  alien. And also, from  them, the efforts  toward the world, and to
them,  the  fulfillment  of the  world's  moderate desires, flow. They are ef-
fortless at eating, moving, arranging their arms as they sit or stand,  being
hired, being paid, cleaning up,  spending, playing, mating.  They are in an
ease and comfort. The world is for the world and for them.

Then there are those over whom the events and opportunities of the every-
day  world wash  over.  There  is  rarely,  in this  second type, any easy kind
of absorption.  There  is only  a  visible  evidence  of having  been made of a
different  substance,  one that  repels.  Also, from them,  it is almost impos-
sible  to  give  to  the  world  what  it will  welcome or reward. For how does
this  second  type  hold  their arms?  Across their chest? Behind their back?
And  how  do  they  find  food  to eat  and  then prepare this food? And how
do  they  receive  a  check or endorse it? And what also of the difficulties of
love  or  being loved, its  expansiveness,  the way it is used for markets and
indentured moods?

And what is this  second  substance?  And how does it come  to have as one
of  its  qualities  the  resistance of the world  as it is?  And also,  what is  the
person  made  of  the  second  substance?   Is this a  human or more or  less
than one? Where is the true impermeable community of the second human
whose  arms  do  not  easily  arrange  themselves and for whom the salaries
and  weddings  and  garages do not come?

These are, perhaps, not two sorts of persons, but two kinds of fortune. The
first is soft and regular. The second is a baffled kind, and magnetic only  to
the second substance, and made itself out of a different, second, substance,
and having, at its end, a second, and almost blank-faced, reward.

1 comment:

  1. America's most exclusive gated community is now busy prosecuting an upscaled-Trayvon Martin routine although, to be thorough, isn't it closer to imitating a Gulf of Tonkin escapade? Sadly, real people are dying but do you blame, entirely, the trigger-men (and various other useful idiots) or the people who organized, funded and secretly ran the psychotic mercenary "freedom fighters" for just such a Ruling-Regime-strengthening occasion as this? I mean, it's not what you'd call plausible, exactly... a "sneak attack" on the most exclusive, high-tech, gated community of America, eh? No, I'm afraid it isn't plausible at all. Though, of course, on certain days of the year (eg the 11th of Sept. or October 6), bearded men gain supernatural powers... so... jeez, I guess I'm not sure... when will Taylor/ Gaga/ Lana/ Billie/ Bruno/ Dua Lipa/ Beyonce/ 'Lil Somebody/ Generic Country Star release a single to exploit the tragedy and sharpen my take on the issue?