"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Jun 28, 2010

An Important Event

Judging from all the blogs and news articles, an Important Event has occurred. Apparently, some really old guy who once thought it fine to string black men up by their necks until they died, but later thought differently, and who always had enough money to sit in a Senate seat for a modern eternity, has died.

A ruling class white man who hated black men until he didn't hate them anymore, and then used his change of heart to stay a ruling class white man, eh?

Whatever will Bill Clinton do now that he's the most prominent southron gentlestooge with that modus operandi?


Anonymous said...

Don't you go dissing Bobby Byrd. He was just responding appropriately to a patriarchal power-structure-based culture.


Rosie O'Donnell.

Anonymous said...

Worth a look: Byrd's 2002 floor speeches regarding the upcoming "war" in Iraq...


Richard said...

Byrd is within the tradition of people like Gore Vidal, Chalmers Johnson and Pat Buchanan, who, despite their differences on contemporary social issues, believe that the US was a "republic" highjacked by those insistent upon using the power of the federal government to launch a global imperial enterprise

his passing is symbolic of that belief as an antiquated, romanticized version of an American past, which will never return, regardless of whether you believe in it or not

Jack Crow said...

Great insight.