A poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Thank you, Greg. Very interesting article. I have not seen the movie "Petereloo" but it sounds more interesting now. I feel that MangoWanker's main goal for the last 40 years has been to evade prison in the USA, or murder by the Russian mob.
As faux-president, he actually did have a quite clear and ruthless plan to disable or destroy many organs of government, in service of evading prison. His financial crimes were desperate attempts to steal enough money to pay the mob and evade death. And, of course, prison for Trump means execution in prison by that same mob.
At this point, night after night, he either cannot sleep for fear of handcuffs, or has dreams of prison rape and torture. That is, at least, partial justice.
The more I think about this, the more meaningful it becomes. Prescient, certainly apropos . And then, the last stanza
on a diaper dispenser, no less.
It has been clear to me for a while that females will have to bring the changes to Mohammedism.
Wahhabism will be the hold out fueled by the worlds consumption of OIL.
And today it has become clear that women and their right to make decesions about their bodies has whacko religious screaming thst abortionists are anarchists on their way to a Dante descent.
I'm comfortable with the word Anarchist. Some of my best friends and a number of others were or are good Anarchists, attempting to bring equality to the planet, Earth.
A great find this Sunday! And more thanks for the other links gtg
The Feminine energy creates. The Masculine energy puts that creation into action. We need both to have balance and peace and innovation and to move humanity forward. I’m not talking about the genitals one is born with. Our world has been dominated by the Masculine energy for too long - this throws things off-balance. Action without creative spark is destructive and pointless. “Lack” mentality results in Greed - which I believe is a hoarding disorder. The idea that there is not enough to go around and one must hoard as much (money, power, property, things..) as possible to have power. But this is not authentic power. This is false power that can disappear in a moment. So they hoard it and hide it thinking it will save them.
Oh Shelley. The scansion is almost experimental, isn’t it. Regular quatrains of 4-beat lines except where they end in 3 beats, and mostly trochaic instead of iambic, with dactyls, anapests, and ionics (4- syllable foot of two unstressed followed by two stressed) (John Masefield’s Sea Fever is a hugely successful use of the ionic foot). Much could be made of Shelley’s use of prosody here, and if you try you can hear his actual voice speaking to you, his troubled, rebellious voice, forcing you to pronounce words the way his Oxonian voice did. Overall it goes to show that it’s not history that repeats, but people. People regardless of century are always the same. Only their methods vary: from broadsheets in the streets to Twitter feeds, from crucifixion to death needles. From demagoguery to reason. From fraud to honesty. I wait with longing for the pendulum of the public to swing back to morality and common cause for progress. I hope it doesn’t take a war with Russia to do it. Meanwhile, my new book is out: “Jar of Pennies”, based on a true story of murder in East Texas. And G: how was “The Dawn of Everything”?
Beautifully apropos 38 verses of Shelley, indeed, trump & bannon, have always encouraged the chaos of Anarchy & kleptocracy so that their despotic cronyism could continue unabated. God bless the bathroom stall’s scribes & poets.
A fiend in Montana just told me
Benjamin Curry "Dink" Bruce died.
Dink was part of the Bruce family featured in a current New York Times story about what Hemmingway left at Sloppy Joes Bar
That looks very interesting! Thanks for the recommendation. It’s on my list.
"I think a woman is part of the answer but then,
I am a man"
Blues for Cannibals
I ate my nuked supper and walked its remains to a deposit can in the desert.
Thanks Greg for another Historical article on a great genius who unfortunately died probably before he was old enough to shave.
Before i wander off into slumber land i like to leave you
"A persons life purpose is nothing more than to rediscover through the detours of art, or love or passionate work, those one or two images in the presence of which his heart first opened."
Cal and his Dog Spot in their Motorhome somewhere in the Great Sonoran Desert.
As usual, a brilliant and unusual take on current events, not only from a historical perspective, but a literary one as well. Never a disappointment, always a mind-bender. Lordy, has history seen so many iterations of this scenario. Thank you Shelley for capturing the essence of the inhumanity in your day, and you Greg, for passing it on to us.
Ye are many—they are few.
School - mass shooting in Russia.
"Dawn of Everything "
I have read a number of reviews.
Many critically negative.
I found the Review in
The Washington Post to my liking
Reminded me of Jared Diamond
And my fascination with the
But at 82 and the books 700 pages
Dont know if i have that much time left
Just got a call that my life time pal.
Eddie Valdez passed. We first met when we were 14 working the fields with the likes of
Cesar Chavez and Delores Huerta of the UFW.