Friday, March 27, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

criminal intent

Racism is mostly a function of guilt. Tell white folks they're guilty and you'll get a hysterical and angry denial, nearly every time. They combine iniquity with stupidity by doing so, since People who commit terrible crimes are objectively guilty. Anybody who thinks I'm talking about people's fee-fees is way off. I'm speaking of the actual condition of literal guilt.

For example:

The 18th and 19th centuries white Americans practiced murder, kidnapping, and imprisonment of their victims for life.

In the 20th and 21st centuries we refined things a little. Now we send unstable & racist white po-lice into our central cities for the purpose of terrorizing the population by randomly shooting young black men. Some of these R armed & dangerous, but most are harmless & docile. All the police, on the other hand, R armed and dangerous. Even worse is the gulag we've constructed for young men of color & quite a few women 2. Millions are currently warehoused & serving excessively punitive sentences on overblown drug charges. The "war on drugs" is a war on young black guys. It's been going on long enough now that denying it is futile.

It's getting worse, not better. Every timeI I think about this situation, I wonder how people can be  so unaware of what they're doing. They stay unaware by constructing elaborate racist schematics, and by becoming totally obsessed with "the other." 

Self-justification is everyone's chief refuge from awareness of how horrible they've become. From the "peculiar institution" to the "war on drugs," the history of whites in the USA has been characterized by denial, avoidance, euphemism, and failure to deal with the monsters in their own past and their own psyches.

The "peculiar institution" was a methodical mass kidnapping for purposes of stealing labor by force. It's noteworthy that the best estimates of mortality on the vessels transporting Africans to their New World bondage run about 1/3, whidh means genocide has to be factored into rthe equationan as well. In rough figures, it would mean roughy 14 million made it to their new lives as prisoners, and about 7 million died at sea. The genocide was unintentional, but nonetheless real, and occurred over a period of 200-plus years

It was a record unmatched until modern times, when Hitler brought mechanization and railroads to the science of murder, and accomplished in a few short years what it had taken western Europeans 200 years 2 get done. Maybe "accomplished" is the wrong word.

Some will be offended by what I've written here, but I can back up every word, Sometimes the truth is a blunt instrument.

Portrait: Denmark Vesey in 1822, the year of his execution.

Friday, March 20, 2015

friday cat blogging

Hi kidz! It's already time 4 another episode of the Friday Cat. I dug out this old pic of beautiful Sammy on the deck railing of her second home, in Port Ludlow, WA.

We hope you like eet.

Friday, March 13, 2015

friday's cat

Sammy's fave place in her old home was the back of this recliner.

She likes her new one here just as well

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

diet of worms, pt 2

The Worm Moon

"What a state you're in,"
They say as a stray
Tear dribbles off my chin.
I say, "Pay it no mind."

"You have offended the gods,"
The Priestess says,
"You are banished from the temple
To wander beneath the Worm Moon."

Cast adrift in an eyeless desert,
I sit alone on a metal bench,
A cup of coffee and a cigarette,
Staring at the blank hills,
And they stare blankly,
Eyelessly back.

This is how it ends:
Not with a bang,
Or a clang,
Or a "hot dang,"
But with a faint hiss
As the air leaks out.

Nothing remains but a marionette;
A ridiculous figure as I trot
Across the empty parking lot,
Clutching a box of laxative
To lubricate the fading bones and skin.

(Photo: red compost worms)

As the temperature begins to warm and the 

ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts,

appear, heralding the return of the robins. The 

more northern tribes knew this Moon as the 

Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows 

signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust

Moon, because the snow cover becomes 

crusted from thawing by day and freezing at 

night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of 

'tapping maple trees, is another variation. To

the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten 

Moon, and was considered to be the last full 

Moon of winter. 

phoenix moonshine

La full Worm Moon of March.

Photo: Kit Wood

Sunday, March 08, 2015

The kardashian buttocks and the venus of willendolrf.

Even if U have little acquaintance with the poisonous cloud called the National Media, I'm sure you've heard about Kim Kardashian's ass. Probly seen it too.

     Kardashian's unique & expertly crafted & sculpted hindquarters convince me that in terms of ethical progress, humankind is going Neolithic. Devo's message back in the 70's (if there was a message) was that humans have devolved and are devolving -- Think of it as evolution in reverse.

That's a wrong take only because whatever develops is evolution by definition. But I understand & agree with what they said, way back thar in tha semnie's.

I'm afraid not of the image of Kim Kardashian's botuffin glutei, but of what it says about us. It seems we have reverted to worship of the Venus of Willendorf:  

Ever wonder what old Venus W. looked like from behind? Just like Ms. Kardashian.
 C'est vrai! 

Saturday, March 07, 2015

frIday cat blogging, saturday edition

Couldn''t get on line yesterday Bcuz I was between internet providers.Got me a new modem & finally got back into the world of internet tubes this morning. 

Yesterday there wasn't much to do except take a nap, in z chair, with z katt.