Poetry Wednesday: A Man Who Saw Into The Future – W.B. Yeats

I was thinking that I should not be dealing in poetry since I really have little knowledge about what it is about. Have you ever seen a paradox?

One of my son’s appreciates it and understands it which makes me recognize my shortcomings. None the less, I persist in putting some forth.

Last Wednesday I wrote about W. B. Yeats and his short poem on youth and age. It brought thoughts to my mind that perhaps some of his other poems would be suited for a Wednesday. The first I thought about was An Irish Airman Forsees His Death. This poem was written as a tribute to Robert Gregory, the only son of Sir William & Lady Augusta Gregory of Coole park, who died when his Sopwith F1 Camel crashed. It expressed the conundrum of an Irishman who dons a British uniform.

I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate
Those that I guard I do not love;
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor,
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public man, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death.

Then there is this which is said to have been written by Yeats because of his unrequited love for Maud Gonne.

  • When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
  • And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
  • And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
  • Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
  • How many loved your moments of glad grace,
  • And loved your beauty with love false or true,
  • But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
  • And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
  • And bending down beside the glowing bars,
  • Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
  • And paced upon the mountains overhead
  • And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

The poem that most reflects upon our time is The Second Coming: How can one not read it and think of the horridness of Trump and his destruction of America as and effective actor on the world stage.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

‘Tis enough. I end with this:

  • Much have I wandered over Sandymount’s beach;
  • Stared at the waters of the sea beyond reach;
  • Thinking of those residing on that other shore
  • In Holyhead there lives our enemies of yore

 

 

 

41 thoughts on “Poetry Wednesday: A Man Who Saw Into The Future – W.B. Yeats

  1. Update from Meryl Nass MD Anthrax Vaccine Blogspot

    Friday, October 2, 2020
    Fauci’s guy prepares us for the bad news that masks and social distancing don’t work against mutated virus
    The NY POST got some fascinating quotes from the Senior Scientific Advisor in Tony Fauci’s office, David Morens. Morens recently coauthored an article with Fauci (which I discussed here) in which the two of them instructed us that we need to learn to live more harmoniously with nature, or “we will increasingly provoke new disease emergences. Yup, Fauci and Morens are telling us the pandemic is our own fault. Here’s the full quote:
    “The COVID-19 pandemic is yet another reminder, added to the rapidly growing archive of historical reminders, that in a human-dominated world, in which our human activities represent aggressive, damaging, and unbalanced interactions with nature, we will increasingly provoke new disease emergences. We remain at risk for the foreseeable future. COVID-19 is among the most vivid wake-up calls in over a century. It should force us to begin to think in earnest and collectively about living in more thoughtful and creative harmony with nature, even as we plan for nature’s inevitable, and always unexpected, surprises.”
    Are they hinting that a reduced human population will be less susceptible to pandemics? Or that rural populations need to move? Is the Great Reset going to control our “interactions with nature”?

    Here are excerpts from the NY Post story, in which Morens again seems to be a harbinger of things to come, preparing us for the failures of masks and social distancing to prevent spread of SARS-CoV-2. (In my state, the top health official acknowledged a few days ago that most new cases are due to silent community spread, rather than outbreaks.)
    “David Morens, a virologist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the findings suggest that the virus may become more contagious and that this “may have implications for our ability to control it.”
    He said it’s possible that the virus had evolved to resist efforts such as hand-washing and social distancing.
    “Wearing masks, washing our hands, all those things are barriers to transmissibility, or contagion, but as the virus becomes more contagious, it statistically is better at getting around those barriers,” Morens told the newspaper.”
    These phony public health officials have never admitted they were wrong about anything during this scamdemic. And now, they have started invoking viral mutations (that cunningly defeat masks and distancing) to gin up the fear and keep the scamdemic going, until the public is on its knees. And the Great Reset can begin.
    Posted by Meryl Nass, M.D. at 9:41 PM 0 comments
    Trump’s former White House physician recommends Hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, Azithromycin, Steroids to treat Covid-19
    https://twitter.com/HcqCorona/status/1311988691049553920

    Ronnie Jackson, MD, the former White House physician who cared for both Obama and Trump, was just interviewed on Fox News. He is running for Congress in Texas. He basically recommended the Zelenko or Raoult protocol for President and Melania Trump, noting that all the drugs were safe. Above is the video. Jackson is a retired Rear Admiral and was nominated for VA Secretary, but withdrew, and returned to Texas.
    Posted by Meryl Nass, M.D. at 11:55 AM 0 comments

  2. News and nouns at Midnight

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/01/100-billion-lifeline-while-most-americans-are-being-left-behind-report-details

    Published on
    Thursday, October 01, 2020
    byCommon Dreams
    ‘A $100 Billion Lifeline While Most Americans Are Being Left Behind’: Report Details Massive Fed Bailout of Fossil Fuel Industry
    “Big Oil is exploiting Covid-19 to go on an unprecedented borrowing binge, and the Trump administration is to blame.”
    byKenny Stancil, staff writer

    https://www.sunjournal.com/2020/10/01/fbi-issues-guidance-on-election-security/

    FBI issues guidance on election security

    BY CARRI FRECHETTE

    BOSTON, MA — Today, the Boston Division

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-01-14-mn-82-story.html

    FBI,Police, Phone Company Implicated : Alleged Wiretap Scheme Investigated in Cincinnati
    By ERIC HARRISON
    JAN. 14, 1989
    TIMES STAFF WRITER

    http://www.votefraud.org/Archive/Write/wiretap.htm

    FROM THE votefraud.org ARCHIVES

    Gates contends both West and Peter Gabor, security director, told him to install wire taps in subsequent elections. Both men declined comment Thursday.
    In 1979 – the election which is the focus of the deposition – Gates said he received instructions in the mail from West about installing wire taps on county computers in the County Administration Building at Court and Main streets.
    The wire taps were installed on the eve of the election at Cincinnati Bell’s switching control center at Seventh and Elm Streets and terminated in a conference room in the building, Gates alleges.
    In the deposition, Gates described in great technical detail installation of the wire taps.
    About 8:30 p.m. on election day – Nov. 6, 1979 – Gates said he was called by West and told something had gone wrong causing the elections computer to malfunction. At West’s instructions, Gates said he removed the taps.
    The elections computer shut down for two hours on election evening due to what was believed to be a power failure, Condit Sr. has said.
    Gates said West told him they “had the ability to actually alter what was being done with the votes.”
    Gates said West told him the Board of Elections did not know about the taps and that the computer program for the eletions computer “was obtained out of California, and that the programming had been obtained through the FBI … ”
    Shortly after the 1979 election, Gates said he met with the late Richad Dugan, former Cincinnati Bell president, to express his concerns that the wire taps were done without a court order.
    “Mr. Dugan said it was a very gray area . . . This was just small compared to what was going on. He told me just, if I had a problem, to talk to him and everything would be okay, but everything was under control,” Gates said.

  3. News and nouns at 6pm

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8794241/San-Jose-cop-charged-assault-video-showed-kicking-woman-stomach.html

    Shocking moment San Jose cop, 36, kicks a woman in stomach and drags her across the road after being stopped driving a wanted man’s car

    https://www.baystatebanner.com/2020/09/30/can-a-cop-be-in-two-places-at-once/

    Can a cop be in two places at once?
    Overtime records show officers in court while they’re miles away

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-law-enforcement-task-force_n_5f75fd84c5b6c35a64194768

    Federal Judge Halts Trump’s Cop-Filled Law Enforcement Task Force
    The judge, a George W. Bush appointee, said the commission managed by William Barr can’t release its report yet.

    https://www.ajc.com/neighborhoods/henry/former-henry-county-cop-pleads-guilty/IKVIGLJYIVBO3M7KFMQXCVYP3Y/

    Former Henry County cop pleads guilty

    A former Henry County police officer surrendered his right to ever again work in law enforcement in Georgia as part of a plea agreement regarding an incident in 2017. David Rose pled guilty to one count of simple battery in connection to the traffic stop of former NFL player Desmond Marrow

  4. Thursday, October 1, 2020
    Dr. Zelenko’s Protocols for Treating Covid-19
    Prehospital Management of Covid-19
    Zelenko Protocol
    Dr. Vladimir Zelenko
    Twitter: @zev_dr

    Treatment Plan for Patients with symptoms of Covid-19

    Fundamental Principles

    Treat patients based on clinical suspicion as soon as possible, preferably within the first 5 days of symptoms. Perform PCR testing, but do not withhold treatment pending results.

    Risk Stratify Patient

    Low risk patient – Younger than 60, no comorbidities, and not toxic (i.e. no shortness of breath)
    High risk patient – Older than 60, younger than 60 with comorbidities, or looks toxic

    Treatment Options

    Low risk patients

    1. Rest, oral fluids
    2. OTC Quercetin 500mg 2 a day for 7 days with Vitamin C 1000mg once a day for 7 days or

    OTC Epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG) 400mg once a day for 7 days

    3. Elemental Zinc 50mg once a day for 7 days

    4. Close follow up with doctor

    High risk patients

    1. Rest, oral fluids

    2. Elemental Zinc 50mg once a day for 5 to 7 days.

    3. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) 200mg twice a day for 5 to 7 days or

    Quercetin 500mg (OTC) 3 a day for 7 days and Vit. C 1000mg once a day for 7 days or
    EGCG 400mg (OTC) twice a day for 7 days
    .
    4. Azithromycin 500mg once a day for 5 days or

    doxycycline 100mg twice a day for 5 to 7 days

    Additional treatment options. Should be uniquely custom tailored for every patient.

    1. Ivermectin 6mg twice a day for 1 day

    2. Budesonide 1mg/2cc solution via nebulizer twice a day for 7 days

    3. Dexamethasone 6mg once a day for 5 to 7 days

    4. Blood thinners (i.e. Lovenox)

    5. Home O2

    6. Home IV fluids

    IF POSSIBLE, KEEP PATIENTS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL

    Supporting documents can be found here:

    https://faculty.utrgv.edu/eleftherios.gkioulekas/zelenko/index.html

    Posted by Meryl Nass, M.D. at 10:07 AM 0 comments

  5. News and nouns at Midnight…..

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/3azgyj/police-sorry-they-brought-taser-shields-to-peaceful-protest

    Police Sorry They Brought ‘Taser Shields’ to Peaceful Protest

    Police in Memphis, Tennessee say that bringing the electric shields, capable of delivering 320 volts of electricity, to a protest was a “regrettable mistake.”

    Oh!

    https://www.motherjones.com/2020-elections/2020/09/in-north-carolina-black-voters-mail-in-ballots-much-more-likely-to-be-rejected-than-those-from-any-other-race/

    In North Carolina, Black Voters’ Mail-In Ballots Much More Likely to Be Rejected Than Those From Any Other Race
    Black voters were more than twice as likely to have mail-in ballots rejected than those submitted by the state’s white voters in 2018.

    Hmmmmm?

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7jzd8/joe-bidens-taxes-just-came-out-and-he-paid-way-more-than-trump-did

    Joe Biden’s Taxes Just Came Out, and He Paid Way More Than Trump Did

    A bit more than $750, that is.

    Wow!!!

    https://theintercept.com/2020/09/29/police-white-supremacist-infiltration-fbi/

    UNREDACTED FBI DOCUMENT SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON WHITE SUPREMACIST INFILTRATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
    A 2006 intelligence assessment reveals that officials had concerns about the infiltration of police departments for years but failed to warn the public.
    Alice Speri
    September 29 2020, 11:30 a.m.

  6. Visit Meryl Nass’s website for more

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    Anthrax Vaccine Manufacturer to produce Covid-19 vaccines for US market
    Emergent BioSolutions produces anthrax vaccine. It used to be named Bioport, but changed its name to disguise its past. Its products have made thousands of people chronically ill.

    It has never brought a product to market. It has knowingly sold multiple defective products, almost always to the US government. No one else would buy them. Yet it has inexplicably made 300% profit margins.

    And now (very quietly, as none of the companies who have partnered with Emergent BioSolutions seems to want to advertise the partnership) this company will be manufacturing 3 different Covid-19 vaccines–vaccines that have already been selected by the US government for advanced development. All three of these vaccines have entered Phase 3 (the final phase) of clinical trials.

    Emergent BioSolutions will be manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines that were designed by Astra-Zeneca (Oxford University), Johnson and Johnson (Janssen division) and Novavax, a Maryland startup.

    Emergent’s name may not be on the label, but the company has inked Covid vaccine contracts with the US government and these 3 companies for well over a billion dollars.

    However, they don’t have an operation to accomplish this–the company is built on smoke and mirrors. Tomorrow (September 30) Emergent is hosting an online job fair, and hopes to hire 300 people. The Covid-19 vaccines will emerge from a factory just out of mothballs, with a workforce substantially filled by new hires.

    Here are Emergent’s press releases making the announcements:

    Let the user beware!

    Also see

    https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/ray-mcgovern

    Ray McGovern
    Retired CIA Officer : b. 1939
    Allegations keep cropping up in the press that CIA alumni are undermining the Bush/Cheney administration. In at least one sense, I suppose, this is true. For when an administration embarks on a war justified by little or no intelligence, speaking the truth can be regarded as treachery. The country could use more of that kind of ´treachery.´
    – GET YOUR OWN “RAY MCGOVERN” POSTERS, PRINTS, AND MORE –
    Biography
    Ray McGovern is an activist who writes and lectures about, among other issues, war and the role of CIA. He holds an M.A. in Russian Studies from Fordham University, a certificate in Theological Studies from Georgetown University, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

    In 1996, McGovern caught the attention of the media when he criticized the Pope’s position on women priests. It was his analysis of the war in Iraq, and of the CIA’s role in bringing the war about, that made McGovern one of the country´s most powerful, anti-war voices.

    “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Those words are carved into the marble facade of the entrance to the CIA. Ray McGovern worked to adhere to this credo during his 27- year career as an analyst at the CIA, understanding the inscription to mean that, “the primary function of the Central Intelligence Agency is to seek the truth…and to be able to report that truth without fear or favor.”

    His intelligence work, beginning in US Army and continuing at the CIA, spanned seven presidents from President Kennedy to President George H.W. Bush. As an analyst on foreign policy, McGovern would synthesize material given to him on a daily basis and then brief senior White House advisers with his conclusions. Now retired, McGovern is proud of the fact that he reported his findings “without fear or favor” to the politicians and was supported in his work by his superiors.

    As a co-founder in 2003 of Veterans Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), McGovern speaks out against what he sees as corruption in the CIA, which allowed the agency´s integrity to bend to the will of President George W. Bush and his White House officials. He asserts that the war in Iraq was manufactured and sold to the United States under false pretenses –- the real reason being oil. In a 2007 letter to former CIA Director George Tenet, McGovern and other former intelligence officers called Tenet onto the carpet for signing documents he knew to be fraudulent (one, for example, that stated that Iraq was buying uranium from Africa), and for testifying that Iraq had links to Al-Qaeda, when actual intelligence reports found no link between Iraq and Osama bin Laden. In short, they accused Tenet of “dovetailing” intelligence to fit with what politicians wanted to hear in the push for an unnecessary war with Iraq.

    McGovern sees the damage done to the faith in intelligence work as profound, believing it will take years to correct. He hopes to see the CIA become again an entity independent from political administration.

    During both the Bush and Obama years, the White House has eyed an attack on Iran to stop its apparent development of nuclear capabilities. McGovern has raised concerns over why an attack would be necessary, writing, “The very same men who…brought us the war in Iraq are now focusing on Iran, which they view as the only remaining obstacle to American domination of the entire, oil-rich Middle East.”

    He also called for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, suggesting, “Why not focus on a high crime that the Bush administration has already admitted to, with claims it is above the law and the Constitution: electronic eavesdropping on Americans without the required court warrant.”

    Ray McGovern: April 12, 2020 “What You Always Wanted to Know About Russia but Were Afraid to Ask”

  7. Matt

    If not when
    How?

     https://consortiumnews.com/2020/09/28/william-barrs-exemplary-christ-like-behavior/

    William Barr’s Exemplary Christ-Like Behavior

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/09/police-officers-qanon/

    SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
    QAnon Is Attracting Cops
    Armed, empowered—and enthralled with a deadly conspiracy

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-orleans-cop-accused-of-molesting-girl-whose-sex-assault-he-was-investigating

    New Orleans cop accused of molesting girl whose sex assault he was investigating
    The 13-year department vet, allegedly started texting the girl before visiting her house while not on the job.

    https://www.tmz.com/2020/09/28/brad-parscale-body-cam-footage-cop-tackle-suicide-attempt-trump-campaign-manager/

    TRUMP’S EX-CAMPAIGN MANAGER
    VIOLENT TAKEDOWN BY COP ON VIDEO
    … After Reported Suicide Attempt

    * 9/28/2020 12:58 PM PT

  8. Darwin wants to give a big shout out to George Orwell

    This just in from the blogspot of Meryl Nass…..

    Monday, September 28, 2020
    Serious concerns with the conduct of the Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials
    Did you know…this past week major media outlets reported four new serious concerns about the Covid-19 vaccine trials?

    •NY Times 9/22: Two vaccine experts identify a major flaw in the Covid-19 vaccine trials. The trials are focusing on whether the vaccines prevent mild disease, not moderate or severe disease which are the major concerns. (1)

    •Washington Post 9/22: A former Harvard Medical School physician and AIDS researcher, Dr. William Hazeltine, agrees with the NY Times article. Further he notes that the design of Pfizer and Moderna vaccine trials is such that they could be considered a success with fewer than 100 people vaccinated. These are not nearly enough numbers to determine long-term efficacy and safety. (2)

    •CNN 9/25: The AstraZeneca Covid-19 trial is still paused in the US as more information is becoming available about 2 participants in UK who experienced severe neurological autoimmune diseases during the vaccine trial. US physicians question whether the diseases are unrelated to the vaccine as AstraZeneca claims. (3)

    •NBC News 9/24: Perhaps most alarming is the news that Dr. Richard Whitley, the chair of the US Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB) evaluating the vaccine trials in the US, has significant conflicts of interest. In 2019 he received consulting fees from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) which is making a COVID-19 vaccine, and he is on the board of Gilead Sciences which manufactures remdesivir. He also oversees another DSMB for GSK. The identities of the other members of the DSMB are being withheld. According to conflict of interest guidelines, DSMB members or their family members should have no professional, proprietary or financial relationship with companies sponsoring the research. (4)

    •In a Pew Research Center poll of over 10,000 Americans conducted September 8-13, those who say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine has dropped sharply with only 21% stating they would “definitely” get the vaccine. (5)

    (1). https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/22/opinion/covid-vaccine-coronavirus.html

    Oh!

    (2) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/22/beware-covid-19-vaccine-trials-designed-succeed-start/

    Wow!

    (3). https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/25/health/astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-trial-questions-fda/index.html

    Future trials will not be conducted at St Elswhere

    (4) https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/secret-powerful-panels-will-pick-covid-19-vaccine-winners-n1240885?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=4556dbf9-ab9e-4e83-b0e1-e3959583d371

    Compiled by West Virginians for Health Freedom.
    Posted by Meryl Nass, M.D. at 5:59 PM 0 comments

  9. wa-llahi! I’m having the neighbors over to watch Trump self-destruct, tomorrow night. Popcorn, taffy apples, fritos, and, dip, all washed down with a bubbling cascade of Mountain Dew. We’re gonna party. I’m hoping Glorious Leader takes things straight into the twilight zone.

    1. wa-llahi! Tonight! Aw-right! Let’s see some Andy Griffith, “Face in the Crowd” style dramatic melting down by Glorious Leader. Phone the Pope, Bill, Trump’s going to need help.

  10. Matt

    A couple of years ago I had a chance to sit down with
    Chris Hedges and interview him for the Robert Shetterly
    Documentary.

    https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/chris-hedges

    Robert Shetterly/Americans Who Tell The Truth
    Chris Hedges
    War Correspondent, Writer : 1956
    Once we sign on for war’s crusade, once we see ourselves on the side of the angels, once we embrace a theological or ideological belief system that defines itself as the embodiment of goodness and light, it is only a matter of how we will carry out murder.

    Biography
    Chris Hedges, the son of a Presbyterian minister, was born on September 18, 1956 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He graduated from Colgate University with a BA in English Literature and went on to receive a Master of Divinity from Harvard. He has an honorary doctorate from Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California.

    Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He was an early and outspoken critic of the US plan to invade and occupy Iraq and called the press coverage at the time “shameful cheerleading.” In 2002, he was part of a team of reporters for The New York Times who won a Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. That same year he won an Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.

    In 2003, shortly after the war in Iraq began, Hedges was asked to give the commencement address at Rockford College in Rockford, Illinois. He told the graduating class “…we are embarking on an occupation that, if history is any guide, will be as damaging to our souls as it will be to our prestige, power and security.” He went on to say that “This is a war of liberation in Iraq, but it is a war of liberation by Iraqis from American occupation.” As he spoke, several hundred members of the audience began jeering and booing. His microphone was cut twice. Two young men rushed the stage to try to prevent him from speaking and Hedges had to cut short his address. He was escorted off campus by security officials before the diplomas were awarded. This event made national news and he became a lightning rod not only for right wing pundits and commentators, but also mainstream newspapers. The Wall Street Journal ran an editorial which denounced his anti-war stance and the The New York Times issued a formal reprimand, forbidding Hedges to speak about the war. The reprimand condemned his remarks as undermining the paper’s impartiality. Hedges resigned shortly thereafter and became a senior fellow at the Nation Institute.

    Hedges’ is the author of the 2002 best seller, War is A Force That Gives Us Meaning, which is an examination of what war does to individuals and societies. He states that war is the pornography of violence, a powerful narcotic that “…has a dark beauty, filled with the monstrous and the grotesque.” He goes on to explain, “War gives us a distorted sense of self. It gives us meaning. It creates a feeling of comradeship that obliterates our alienation and makes us feel, for perhaps the first time in our lives, that we belong.” Of his own experience of war, living and working as a journalist in the war zones of Central America, the Balkans and the Middle East, he writes: “I have seen too much of violent death. I have tasted too much of my own fear. I have painful memories that lie buried and untouched most of the time. It is never easy when they surface.”

    Some contend that his 2008 book, Collateral Damage, is his most courageous work. For it, he interviewed combat veterans of the Iraq war who have testified on the record about atrocities carried out by American soldiers and marines during the military occupation of Iraq. His book reveals in heartbreaking detail the devastating moral and physical consequences of the occupation.

    Hedges has also published the following books: What Every Person Should Know About War (2003); Losing Moses on the Freeway: The Ten Commandments in America (2005); American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (2008); I Don’t Believe in Atheists (2008); Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle ( 2009); and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012).

    Hedges writes a weekly column for Truthdig.com and is married to Eunice Wong, an actor. Together they have one child, Konrad, and Hedges has two children, Noelle and Thomas, from a previous marriage. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

    American Empire Collapse It’s About To Get Much Worse Chris Hedges

  11. Matt:

    Why?

    Why not……

    Black Vault

    http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/fbifiles/Society_of_Former_Special_Agents_of_FBI-HQ-3_text.pdf

    Oh!

    https://www.iue.edu/blogs/library/2019/01/14/archives-unbound-black-economic-empowerment-civil-rights-black-liberation-and-the-fbi/

    Archives Unbound: Black Economic Empowerment, Civil Rights, Black Liberation, and the FBI

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/voting-for-the-lesser-of-two-evils-a-vicious-circle/

    SEPTEMBER 24, 2020
    Voting for the Lesser of Two Evils: a Vicious Circle
    by SASAN FAYAZMANESH

    https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-legal-aid-database-capstat-expansion-national-police-misconduct-20200924-ggegtmm5tfbylncqekueeb6qqm-story.html

    New York police accountability database will be expanded nationally
    By NOAH GOLDBERG

    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
    SEP 24, 2020 AT 7:38 PM

  12. I have this goal of conducting a choir comprised of
    Matt Irregulars singing the Benjamin Britten setting
    of William Blake’s ROSE….

    William Blake – The Sick Rose – Benjamin Britten . (eng subs) . 4/8

  13. A partial list of police names just published in the Boston Globe
    by the District Attorney.

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/09/25/metro/suffolk-da-rollins-releases-watch-list-136-area-officers-accused-misconduct/

    Suffolk DA Rollins releases watch list of 136 area officers accused of misconduct
    By Evan Allen, Milton J. Valencia and Andrew Ryan Globe Staff,Updated September 25, 2020, 10:33 p.m.

    ADAMS, John
    MSP
    Disciplined
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    AMARO, Carlos
    Revere
    Resigned (on previous LEAD)
    Larceny: Theft during execution of search warrant. SCDAO investigation. No non-prosecution agreement.
    ANDERSON, Susan J.
    MSP
    Public
    Norfolk County District Attorney Brady/Giglio List
    ANDRADE, David
    MSP
    Indicted
    Larceny, public employee standards of conduct violation. AGO investigation/prosecution on-going.
    ARONE, JOHN
    MSP
    Public
    Middlesex County District Attorney Brady/Giglio List
    ATKINS, James
    Chelsea
    Conviction
    Larceny. SCDAO investigation/prosecution.
    AUGUSTA, Mark
    MSP
    Disciplined
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    BARTLETT, Dorston
    BPD
    Indicted
    ABDW, False Police Report. Retired. SCDAO investigation/prosecution on-going. Co-D David Finnerty & Kenny Orcel.
    BEAUPRE, George
    MSP
    Disciplined
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    BERA, David
    MSP
    Disciplined
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    BOSZKO, Anthony T.
    MSP
    Disciplined
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    BROWN, Christopher
    MSP
    Disciplined
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    BROWN, Leonard F
    BPD
    Sustained
    BPD internal investigation (conformance to laws). Resigned. Source: Boston Globe Public Records Request.
    CALLENDER, Grant E
    BPD
    Sustained
    BPD internal investigation (conformance to laws). Retired. Source: Boston Globe Public Records Request.
    CANTY, James Michael
    MSP
    Sustained
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Retired. Boston Globe 07/10/202

    SULLIVAN, Ryan P
    BPD
    Sustained
    BPD internal investigation (conformance to laws). Resigned. Source: Boston Globe Public Records Request.
    STINSON, Monicka
    BPD
    Indicted
    Witness intimidation. SCDAO investigation/prosectution on-going.
    STEELE, Mel
    BPD
    Conviction
    USAO investigation/prosecution. Guilty plea. Sentenced on 01/20/2015.
    SMIGIELSKI, Brian
    BPD
    Conviction
    USAO investigation/prosecution. Guilty plea. Sentence on 01/28/2016.
    SHEEHAN, Matthew
    MSP
    Indicted
    ABDW, ADW. SCDAO investigation/prosecution on-going.
    SCANTLEBURY, Vaden
    BPD
    Open Investigation
    Alleged ABDW, Witness Intimidation, Perjury. SCDAO investigation on-going.
    RUSSELL, Jeffrey
    MSP
    Disciplined
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    ROSENTHAL, Daniel J.
    BPD
    Filed
    BPD internal investigation (allegation conformance to laws). Resigned. Source: Boston Globe Public Records Request.
    ROSE, Patrick
    BPD
    Criminal Complaint – Arraigned
    Aggravated Rape of Child, Rape of Child. SCDAO investigation/prosecution on-going.
    RODERICK, Jeffrey
    MSP
    Sustained
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Retired. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    ROBERTSON, William J.
    BPD
    Sustained
    BPD internal investigation (conformance to laws). Resigned. Source: Boston Globe Public Records Request.
    RISTEEN JR., Daniel F.
    MSP
    Public
    Norfolk County District Attorney Brady/Giglio List
    RICHARDSON, James M.
    MSP
    Sustained
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Retired. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    RENEY, Thomas M.
    MSP
    Public
    Norfolk County District Attorney Brady/Giglio List
    REGER, Jeffrey
    MSP
    Disciplined
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Boston Globe 07/10/202

    RAFTERY, Gregory
    MSP
    Conviction
    Embezzlement. USAO prosecution. Guilty plea.
    PULLMAN, Dana A.
    MSP
    Indicted
    Wire fraud, honest services wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud and obstruction of justice. USAO prosecution on-going.
    PHILLIPS, Junior A.
    BPD
    Sustained
    BPD internal investigation (conformance to laws). Resigned. Source: Boston Globe Public Records Request.
    PERREAULT, David
    MSP
    Disciplined
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    OUTWATER, Robert M.
    MSP
    Public
    Norfolk County District Attorney Brady/Giglio List
    ORCEL, Kenny
    BPD
    Indicted (Nol Pros.)
    Accessory After ABDW, Filing False Police Report. Terminated. SCDAO investigation/prosecution. Co-D Dorston Bartlett & David Finnerty.
    ODNEY, Eddie
    BPD
    Conviction
    Access device fraud. USAO investigation/prosecution. Guilty plea 08/09/2016.
    O’NEIL, Raymond
    MSP
    Sustained
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Retired. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    O’GRADY, John Jack Jr.
    MSP
    Sustained
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Retired. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    O’DONNELL, Dale T
    BPD
    Filed
    BPD internal investigation (allegation conformance to laws). Retired. Source: Boston Globe Public Records Request.
    O’BRIEN, Kevin M.
    MSP
    Sustained
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Retired. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    O’BRIEN, Gerard
    BPD
    Indicted
    Conspiracy/embezzlement: Time & attendance. USAO prosecution on-going.
    NELSON, Ronald
    BPD
    Indicted
    Conspiracy/embezzlement: Time & attendance. USAO prosecution on-going.
    NEE, Joseph
    BPD
    CWOF
    Larceny, money laundering. Joint investigation AGO/SCDAO/BPD Anti-Corruption. GJ Indictment 10/12/2017. CWOF – Dismissed.
    MURPHY, Michael
    BPD
    Indicted
    Conspiracy/embezzlement: Time & attendance. USAO prosecution on-going

    MORRISEY, Nicholas
    MBTA
    Open Investigation
    Alleged excessive use of force. Resigned. SCDAO investigation on-going. Incident: 04/28/2020.
    MORRILL, Jeffrey
    MSP
    Sustained
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Retired. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    MORIARTY, Richard
    BPD
    Discredited
    Motion To Suppress (Judge Mary Ames Suffolk Superior Court decision).
    MITCHELL-WILLIAMS, Angela
    BPD
    CWOF
    Improper firearm storage. SCDAO investigation/prosecution. Agreed-upon plea. Incident: 08/6/2015.
    MIHALEK, Stephen T.
    MSP
    Sustained
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Retired. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    MCKEON, Richard D. Jr.
    MSP
    Public
    Norfolk County District Attorney Brady/Giglio List
    McGOLDRICK, Patricia
    BPD
    Sustained
    BPD internal investigation (conformance to laws). Resigned. Source: Boston Globe Public Records Request.
    McCARTHY, Shawn
    MBTA
    Indicted
    Rape (3 counts). SCDAO investigation/prosecution on-going.
    McCARTHY, Patrick J.
    BPD
    Sustained
    BPD internal investigation (conformance to laws). Separation Agreement. Source: Boston Globe Public Records Request.
    MCAULIFFE, Heath P.
    MSP
    Conviction
    Embezzlement. USAO prosecution. Guilty plea.
    MARZANO, Frederick G.
    BPD
    Public
    BPD internal investigation (conformance to laws). Retired when charges pending. Source: Boston Globe 09/23/2020
    MAPLE, Kevin
    MSP
    Sustained
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Retired. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    LYNCH, Mark
    MSP
    Sustained
    Time & attendance internal investigation. Boston Globe 09/14/2020.
    LYNCH, Joseph
    BPD
    Open Investigation
    Alleged racial slurs (09/13/2019 noise complaint/Roxbury Prep students). SCDAO investigation on-going.
    LOPRIORE, Michael
    BPD
    CWOF
    Larceny. SCDAO investigation/prosecution. CWOF with case dismissed 01/29/201

    LOPEZ, Diana
    BPD
    Indicted
    Conspiracy/embezzlement: Time & attendance. USAO prosecution on-going.
    LOMBARDI, Mark J.
    MSP
    Public
    Internal Affiars investigation reported. Retired. Boston Globe 08/18/2020.
    LACET, Jovan
    BPD
    Terminated
    Alleged perjury. BPD Spokesperson confirmed termination to Dorchester Reporter on 8/10/2016.
    KUDLAY, Christopher M.
    MSP
    Sustained
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Retired. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    KRASCO, William
    Chelsea
    Open Investigation
    Alleged embezzlement from union. SCDAO investigation on-going.
    KHAN, Mohammad
    Special PO
    Indicted
    AB on a Child under 14, Violation of Civil Rights. SCDAO investigation/prosecution on-going. Incident 6/9/2019.
    KELLY, William
    MSP
    Public
    Middlesex County District Attorney Brady/Giglio List
    KELLEY, Brian
    MSP
    Sustained
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Retired. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    KEEFE, David
    MSP
    Indicted
    Larceny, procurement fraud, public employee standards of conduct violation. AGO investigation/prosecution on-going.
    JOHNSON, Gerald
    MSP
    Disciplined
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    JENKINS, Dale
    MSP
    Public
    Middlesex County District Attorney Brady/Giglio List
    HUGHES, Francis P.
    MSP
    Public
    Norfolk County District Attorney Brady/Giglio List
    HOYE, Sean M.
    MSP
    Sustained
    Time & attendance/overtime investigation. Retired. Boston Globe 07/10/2020
    HOSEIN, Haseeb
    BPD
    Sustained
    Internal Affairs investigation alleged corruption. Source: Commonwealth Magazine 09/20/2020.
    HOLLOW, Thomas
    MSP
    Public
    Middlesex County District Attorney Brady/Giglio List

  14. wa-llahi! We need a new thread. After the last couple days of Trump comments, it’s very clear that that Glorious Leader is guiding the country into civil war. Matt thinks Trump will bug out. I’m not so sure. The people behind Trump, the forces of hate, are pushing him, hard. I, always, believed Trump would use some medical complaint to split the WH early. Of course, he’d want to keep everything he, and, his creepy family, have stolen over the last few years. Now, this situation has changed. Prison looms over Trump’s post-presidential future. He’s been cornered by SDNY. I don’t think he’ll retreat. Trump has nowhere to go. He’s decided to fight it out. It’s gonna be a bloody 2020.

  15. News and nouns at Midnight

    https://theintercept.com/2020/09/25/surveillance-sim-cloning-protests-protect-phone/

    FEDS ARE TAPPING PROTESTERS’ PHONES. HERE’S HOW TO STOP THEM.
    Use Signal and add a PIN code to your phone’s SIM card to help protect against spying.

    https://theintercept.com/2020/09/24/memo-laying-out-delay-tactics-circulates-among-senate-democrats/

    MEMO LAYING OUT SUPREME COURT DELAY TACTICS CIRCULATES AMONG SENATE DEMOCRATS
    A new memo spells out the myriad options available to Sen. Chuck Schumer to delay confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice.
    Ryan Grim
    September 24 2020, 10:24 p.m.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/25/california-native-american-women-police-violence

    ‘It haunts your life’: California’s legacy of police violence against Native American women
    Amid a reckoning over police brutality against Black Americans, Native women are speaking out about their experiences

    https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-09-21/la-na-col1-black-militias-minnesota

    Armed and Black. How a group of men licensed to carry guns say they are seeking racial justice

    The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden (full film) | FRONTLINE

    1. Wa’llahi! Let’s make a poem.

      There’s a bit of Trump in everyone.
      He clings to our souls like dogshit does shoes.

      (Chime in, lads. Establish the rhyme and meter.)

  16. Matt
    You may remember my mentioning that my sister was
    married to a former Jesuit who ran with a group of
    Jesuits including a former Jesuit named Jerry Mohatt.

    I mentioned that in the early 70’s Mohatt founded a community college
    for the Lakota Sioux indians in South Dakota called
    Sinte Gleska College.

    Back in the mid 70’s I interviewed for a faculty teaching position
    in their criminal justice program.
    I did not get the job. But I did get a chance to meet a friend of
    Jerry Mohatt who was a poet and a law professor.
    His name was Frank Pommersheim

    https://works.bepress.com/frank_pommersheim/

    About Frank Pommersheim

    Frank Pommersheim was born in New York City, but has lived in South Dakota for more than 35 years. Prior to joining the faculty in 1984, he lived and worked on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation for ten years. He currently serves on a number of tribal appellate courts throughout Indian country including Chief Justice for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court of Appeals and the Rosebud Sioux Supreme Court. Professor Pommersheim writes extensively in the field of Indian law. He is the author of several books in the area of Indian law, including “Braid of Feathers: American Indian Law and Contemporary Tribal Life,” “Broken Landscape: Indians, Indian Tribes and the Constitution,” and most recently, “Tribal Justice: 25 Years as a Tribal Appellate Justice.” Professor Pommersheim is also the author of numerous scholarly articles in the field of Indian law.

    Professor Pommersheim has also received the University of South Dakota Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, the South Dakota Peace and Justice Center Reconciliation Award, and the John Wesley Jackson Award as the Outstanding Professor of Law. Frank is also a poet. His most recent book of poetry is a chapbook entitled “Local Memory and Karma (The Buddha Correspondence Vol. 2).” In addition, Frank is an amateur but avid bird watcher, who is well-acquainted with the works of Bob Dylan, and has played a lot of hoops all over this land.

    https://turtletalk.blog/tag/frank-pommersheim/

    In 1989 Howard Zinn sponsored my first annual conference
    investigating crimes committed by FBI agents at Boston
    University.

    Howard Zinn at MIT 2005 – The Myth of American Exceptionalism

  17. Trump’s disdain and low opinion of ordinary Americans is his excuse for lying about covid . (Americans are so weak as to run amok if they knew what he did.) Apparently leaders of other western democracies were foolish to inform vulnerable populations and meet the threat head-on.
    He also knows more than the FDA and will decide which vaccine will be dispensed, when it will be dispensed and the hell with the FDA. Doesn’t that just instill shit load of confidence?

    If he is elected, he will accept another four years; if not, he’s not going anywhere-ever.

  18. We will now take a short intermission ….

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-seattle-cop-rolls-bike-over-protester-head-video-shows-20200924-qrm756yxgrek7dbkbrfcf7wmoy-story.html

    SEE IT: Seattle cop caught on video rolling bike over protester’s head; police ‘aware’ of incident
    By NELSON OLIVEIRA

    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
    SEP 24, 2020 AT 12:01 PM

    https://www.pennlive.com/crime/2020/09/pa-cop-went-on-5500-tire-slashing-tirade-after-being-denied-booze-at-restaurant-state-police.html

    Pa. cop went on $5,500 tire-slashing tirade after being denied booze at restaur

    https://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/wolfresearchingundercoverciaagents.html

    Researching Undercover CIA Agents
    Louis Wolf

    https://www.iue.edu/blogs/library/2019/01/14/archives-unbound-black-economic-empowerment-civil-rights-black-liberation-and-the-fbi/

    Archives Unbound: Black Economic Empowerment, Civil Rights, Black Liberation, and the FBI

    The BLACK VAULT

    http://www.blackvault.com/

    REVEALED: Trump’s hidden video deposition in Trump University fraud case

  19. News and nouns at noon

    https://www.pressherald.com/2020/09/23/the-latest-lufthansa-plans-to-roll-out-rapid-coronavirus-testing-for-passengers-a-move-industry-leaders-hope-could-save-air-travel/

    The Latest: Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, tests positive for COVID-19

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-white-louisville-police-major-reportedly-calls-blm-supporters-punks-20200923-avxnexxdvjan5nv2vsou5ptmpa-story.html

    Louisville police major calls BLM, antifa supporters ‘punks’ who will be ‘washing our cars’: report
    By NANCY DILLON

    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
    SEP 23, 2020 AT 4:18 PM

    https://www.madcowprod.com/2020/09/22/cia-law-order-u-s-attorney-20-tons-cocaine/

    The CIA, a ‘law and order’ U.S. Attorney, & 20 tons of cocaine
    By Daniel Hopsicker –
    September 22, 2020
    It was the second biggest drug bust in American history.
    On the evening of June 16, 2019, as skies grew cloudy over Delaware Bay, a giant container ship lumbered towards the Port of Philadelphia.

    Feature Documentary – Silenced: Flight 800 And The Subversion Of Justice

  20. ”All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.”
    Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. Enemies of Promise, ch. 16 (1938).

    ”The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.”
    Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. Quoted in David Pryce-Jones, Journal and Memoir, epilogue (1983).

    ”No taste is so acquired as that for someone else’s quality of mind.”
    Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. “The Journal of Cyril Connolly 1928-1937,” p. 230, David Pryce-Jones, Journal and Memoir (1983).

    In other conundrums for people who post poesy in
    times of cholera

    https://theintercept.com/2020/09/22/texas-austin-police-militarization-budget/

    TEXAS DEPLOYED SWAT, BOMB ROBOT, SMALL ARMY OF COPS TO ARREST A WOMAN AND HER DOG
    She had done nothing wrong. State troopers started following her because of “anti law enforcement rhetoric” on her car windows.
    Seth Harp
    September 22 2020, 3:38 p.m.

    Did the FBI Downplay the Far-Right Politics of Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock?
    After Paddock killed 58 people in 2017, the FBI said he had no political motives. The evidence demands a second look.
    Daryl Johnson, Eric Lichtblau

    September 22 2020, 7:00 a.m.

    https://theintercept.com/2020/09/11/coronavirus-black-lives-matter-surveillance/

    SURVEILLANCE IN AN ERA OF PANDEMIC AND PROTEST
    Naomi Klein, Shoshana Zuboff, and Simone Browne discuss the dangers of surveillance capitalism — and how we can rise to this crisis and create a fair and equitable future.
    The Intercept
    September 11 2020, 10:42 a.m.

  21. Once again, Matt mixes poetry with politics. Matt reads Yeats’ Second Coming and thinks of “the horridness of Trump” on the world stage. For years Matt has compared Trump to Hitler, now he compares him to Satan, the rough beast. When Matt thinks of the End Times, the Apocalypse, the death of innocence, anarchy unleashed on the world, he thinks of President Trump. Everything bad and anything bad makes Matt think of Trump. Matt is obsessed.

    The Second Coming is when Christ will return to vanquish that rough beast, to vanquish Satan and the forces of evil. Following Matt’s train of thought, Joe Biden must be the Savior.

    Yeats’ Second Coming was written in 1919 as a reflection on the horrors of World War I (Trump has kept us out of wars) and the anarchy unleashed worldwide by such forces as the 1917 Bolshevik’s Russian Revolution. (It is the Democratic-aligned leftists who’ve recently unleashed anarchy in America, who’ve called for the burning down of America. it is the Democratic leftists who most resemble the Bolsheviks.) Trump is for law and order. Yeats’ “death of innocence” surely evokes the death of innocents in the womb. Trump spoke in defense of innocents at the Right to Life rally. Joe Biden promises to codify Roe v. Wade.

    Matt harbors malice towards Trump. I like Lincoln’s poetic words: “With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”

    President Trump has brought us closer to ending perpetual wars. President Trump has provided more for Veterans and their families. President Trump has done great work for the American people and the nations of the world.

    1. And once again you have nothing to add but the same old song and lynching.

      “Everything bad and anything bad makes Matt think of Trump. Matt is obsessed.”

      As is the rest of the free world. I said free world. And you are obsessed with defending Bonespurs and every foul thing he does. Grabs you right by your p*ssy, doesn’t he?

      “President Trump has brought us closer to ending perpetual wars.”

      Afghanistan?

      “President Trump has provided more for Veterans and their families.”

      I guess you don’t follow the news. And still 22 Vets a day are killing themselves. Come over to Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Medical Center with me some day and you can ask the people in their beds what they think of him. He is loathed among most of the veterans I talk to.

      “President Trump has done great work for the American people and the nations of the world.”

      I can’t even begin with this one. Since he took office I have been to Central America, South America, Canada and Europe twice. I have never heard anyone say a single positive thing about Bonespurs. And I never start the conversation. It often starts with someone just staring at us and then they will ask, “What the fuck was America thinking?”

    2. wa-llahi! “I would rather rule in Hell, than, serve in Heaven.” ( A line from Satan’s opening soliloquy in Milton’s Paradise Lost.) Sounds like Glorious Leader to me. Among Muslims. Trump is known as a shaytaniin. That means a little Satan in Arabic.

      Looks like the war’s back on. Louisville won’t break weak. NFA isn’t all talk. We are racing toward the apocalyptic moment. Death to the fascists. Down with Trump. All praise to the resistance. All power to the dialectic.

      1. “Words Upon the Window Pane,” Yeats wrote this play toward the end of his life. It’s a rumination on old age.

  22. Does the worst are full of passionate intensity apply to BLM, Antifa and the rioters? Or does it apply to the awful Democrats who smeared Kavanaugh, Bork and Thomas? Or the FBI and DOJ who framed Gen Flynn and John Connolly? Or the Fake News media who can’t persuade America to vote in socialism? The Rough Beast is today’s Democrat party. It’s convention was about defund the police. BLM and systematic racism which doesn’t exist. 2. If Trump appoints Coney Barret to the High Court it will be a stark contrast to Biden. She was #1 in her class at a quality law school Notre Dame. He finished #67 out of 73 at a mediocre program Syracuse. He was at the bottom of his class 50 years ago. Not too bright then and has lost half his brain power. Will America elect a dolt?

    1. wa-llahi! NC, look who’s talking. America, already, elected a dolt. We’re trying to get rid of him, but, he clings to our souls like dogshit to shoes.

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