Sunday, December 15, 2013

Existing in New York City: "I saw a $100,000 Porsche parked in front of my apartment building"

Foto by tgw, New York City, November 2013
Say Goodbye to: Herman "Trigger" Alpert, swing-era bass player with Glenn Miller and later with various other bands; one album of his own, Trigger Happy, on Riverside.  In 1970, he became a photographer.  Hey, he lived to be 97.  Trigger Alpert, 97, American jazz double-bassist (Glenn Miller band).
Say Goodbye to: Yusef Lateef, jazz man, saxophonist, flautist (first one I ever heard humming through the flute), oboeist; at his best on Canonball Adderley in Japan album on "Jive Samba" and featured on "Trouble in Mind." Yusef Lateef, 93, American Grammy Award-winning saxophonist (Yusef Lateef's Little Symphony).
Say Goodbye to: Al Goldstein, the sleazy, fat, randy, old bastard who in the 70s published Pleasure, a sex-related publication that was as raunchy and masturbational as its publisher.  Whatever you thought of Al, he did have the balls to print what he preached.  Al Goldstein, 77, American publisher and pornographer, renal failure.
Say Goodbye to: Brunon Synak, a fellow Sociologist.  Brunon Synak, 70, Polish sociologist and politician.
From Chris Hedges: Something that should piss you off if you've got even a dollop of passion for your fellow man in you. As you read this, there is a little brat White boy in Texas who killed 4 people 'cause he was driving drunk but who because he was suffering from "afluenza" will spend not one minute in jail or prison.
End Times?
I mean, are our leaders so corrupt that they don't mind that their greed and pompous standing of their wealth-soaked ground is perhaps assisting CHAOS in the eventual fulfillment of the human race's death wish?  Do our most successful humans so loath those of us who aren't so successful that they are willing to bring us all down as they commit societal suicide?  Like that little rich brat-rat Little Billy Gates and his blooming-idiot wife Lucky Melinda are on a mission to eradicate polio from the world and yet the vaccines they are promoting are actually causing polio---on the rise in India, for instance.  And Warren Buffett, that junk-bond, corporate-takeover asshole, is now investing heavily in the tar sands oil rape of Canada and the USA.  And Obama, that clown of a man, is covertly, too, approving of more and more tar sands crude oil (the crudest of oils) to be piped over our nation's midsection so that the Koch Brothers' refineries in South Texas can process it and then ship it off to oil-starved China or Europe.  OIL, the life blood of our military adventures around the world, military adventures that are intent on killing more and more and more humans, more humans than ever before in the history of the almost continual warfare we've been involved in since our own disgusting Civil War, a war, I say, still has this country divided.

I just read where pundits who keep such statistics are now saying over 1 million plain folks in Iraq died due to our stupid, inane, and criminal invasion and occupation of that nation.  Just a few days ago, Obama's murdering drone strikes killed 17 civilians in Yemen (continuing payback for the attack on the USS Cole) who were on their way to a wedding.  Our creepy CIA stooges with the consent of our Nobel Peace Prize president said there were a host of al-Queda leaders in that bunch...well, maybe, they weren't really for sure.  Has anybody ever totaled up how many al-Queda we have killed?  I mean this al-Queda must be one of the largest military forces in the world.  And what we all should know, there would be no al-Queda if it weren't for our CIA creating it to fight against the Soviets in Afghanistan, another unnecessary and, to me, insanely criminal war that is turning into a perpetual war.  In the meantime, our Nobel Peace Prize president keeps spinning the hell out of when we're getting out for good of both Iraq and Afghanistan and keeps spinning in high-flown bullshit why we're killing folks via drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen (for sure), and god knows where else in the world.

Our crooked-as-snakes-at-night administration goons are totally ignoring the mess we caused in the Congo.  You don't hear a god-damn word about that conflict that has been going on since our CIA killed Patrice Lumumba way back when, perpetual war that has left that once beautifully wild country along the Congo River a cesspool of dead humans, maimed humans, raped women, and ruined earth.

I listen to ignoramuses like John Bonehead, Hillbilly Hillary Clinton, Paul "the Catholic" Ryan, Patty Murray, Slick Willie Clinton, Ted "Texas Dumbass" Cruz, Darrell "Neanderthal" Issa spouting backwards-thinking philosophies and I cringe in wonder about what possesses these, to me, idiots in their corrupted reasoning to spout such bullshit that surely down-deep in their calcified brains they know is pure bullshit?  Of course, the answer to that question is MONEY and POWER, the same motivation that led Hitler to gas six million Jews.

I watched the bullshit ceremonies in South Africa "honoring" Nelson Mandela and I marveled at the sorry sons of bitches in their wild military uniforms or their corrupted native costumes as they piled into that humungous soccer stadium that sprawls across what was once the Soweto ghetto (Nelson Mandela brought championship soccer to South Africa) and while I'm watching this hypocritical bullshit going on, I'm reading Danny Schecter, who was a personal friend of Mandela's, writing about how the Whites in South Africa shucked and jived this tortured man and set him up as a puppet while continuing to promote and enforce economic apartheid (South African Whites still control South Africa's wealth).  Mandela was a Communist; but you'd never know it after he was released from prison.  (I laughed my ass off at the sign-language dude signing absolute nonsense during Obama's bullshit speech.)

And here in this fucked-up nation, we're still going about killing each other and our kids with raging vengeance as the NRA continues to promote KILLING and defending our "right to bear arms," a right we have in order to form a militia, which reverts back to the Revolutionary War days when in case our slave population got out of control, the White folks would have the firearms to form militias to put down slave revolts.

I'm currently reading Francis Parkman's beautifully written histories of the perpetual wars that went on during the colonization of the US and Canada.  How Brit Whites and French Whites invaded this land of the Native Americans and how though worse than savage themselves gave an OK to their killing of Native Americans and driving them off their lands as protecting their Christian/Catholic selves against "demon savages," the uncivilized.  Yet, the civilized White man is up to the moment the most savage animal in recorded history.

And this diatribe was set off when the other morning returning from breakfast, I saw a $100,000 Porsche parked in front of my apartment building.  And that riled me up, not in terms of animosity for any one human being who can afford such a luxury car, but the fact that our billionaire mayor is still actively rezoning this city to benefit his real estate developer buddies.  He's allowed over (dig this) 40,000 new high-rise luxury office and high-end housing high rises to be built during his disastrous-for-the-poor-working-class regime, a final regime he authoritatively demanded and got, a staged election he almost lost to an unknown Black cat.  All around me, hammers are ringing forth their wrath as new construction is going on and high-rise buildings are popping up like wild mushrooms up and down both Fifth and Sixth avenues, the perimeters of my neighborhood that was once a workingclass neighborhood and is now a haven for overpriced real estate for the thousands of billionaires and the millions of ass-kissing millionaires that have flooded into NYC from all over the world to drive out the old born-in-NYC population and change the face of this once great industrial city that is now a playground for the rich and a tourist trap for the millions of turista fops who flock to this city now every year.

Yes, the CIA, the Mafia, under the covert blessing of Lyndon B. (for Big Balls) Johnson, killed President Kennedy.  Sure they did.  There's no doubt in my mind.  Just like there's no doubt in my mind that Fascism is now the intention (total totalitarian control) of our bullshit backwards-thinking politicians.  The world is corrupt.  And that's just what our true God, Chaos, stands for.  Chaos Bless America.

for The Irate Daily Growler

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1 comment:

Languagehat said...

Every time I see "I saw a $100,000 Porsche..." I want to finish it " a five and ten cent store."