Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Rip Van Winkle Wakes up in Toad Hall.

The country is finally getting its act together. It’s haphazard but wide-spread. You can hear the hunting horns in the distance; the baying of the hounds. The foxes were running in a pack but they’re splitting off into every direction now. These foxes have human faces with all the characteristics of foxes. You know who I am talking about.

Behind the scenes, all the bagmen, all the moneyed interests... all the combines and collectives of pigs and wolves and hyenas that make up the corporate control net are switching the money supply to the other side. The Murphy game is afoot and the badgers are getting ready to run their game as it becomes time for all the faceless manipulators to morph into the tireless warriors for the good of humanity that they have been all along but were too humble and modest to take any credit for. Black’s going to be the new white, neo-cons are going to be the new liberals and FoxNews is going to tell you just how much we all love Hillary now that Rupert and Hillary are an item.

Yes, I shouldn’t slander the animal kingdom as I am doing and I’ll probably hear from PETA about it but it’s metaphorical. Even I am metaphorical.

Finally... finally... somewhere the final straw has broken the camel’s back and critical mass has been reached. You see it in the California convention of “No More Wars for Israel.” Even though they kept getting bounced from their hotels because of the kind of pressure that never lets Mearsheimer and Walt into a university lecture hall; the same kind of pressure that makes it impossible to put on the Rachel Corrie play; the same kind of pressure that allows for the torture, murder and starvation of the Palestinians to be presented as a Disney World attraction.

You see it in the Watertown meeting about the Armenian genocide and, despite all of Foxman’s efforts to derail it you see it become a congressional mandate just in time to piss off the Turks. You see it in the Ron Paul candidacy that is sweeping the country like a brush fire. You see it in the Dali Lama showing up at the White House or wherever they hosted him, just in time to piss off the Chinese and take our minds off Myanmar.

You see it in articles like this and this, and this...

Yeah baby, “Bring it on!”, “Let’s roll!”

It’s a curious thing. If the Zionists hadn’t actually non-stop practiced apartheid and genocide on the Palestinians -and weren’t presently starving them to death- we wouldn’t have all those photos and videos that so many people are watching. If they hadn’t used their unopposed power at every level of American life to shut down their critics from saying that they wielded enormous influence over American life it wouldn’t be so obvious as it now is that they wield enormous influence over American life. If every politician beside Ron Paul weren’t kissing their ass in the public square the American people wouldn’t know that they control the American political system. It’s all good...

...except for the deaths and dismemberments, except for the agony and loss, except for the collateral damage and the side effects and all the blood and tears and greed and lies and theft and dozens of other things... except for that it’s all good.

There’s a shift in the wind people. There’s a window of opportunity here. The serial killer that lives in the house had to go out for groceries or to buy more duct tape and we can go through that window. Be careful... he might come back soon. He might be tired and concerned but he’s not dead. Should we be careful? How many of us are coming through the window? Maybe we shouldn’t be careful. Maybe we should get really loud and the hounds will hear us... because the hounds are coming and the horns are blowing and something’s up.

Its make you wonder why, all of a sudden all kinds of strange things are happening. Did somebody throw a switch? Did it just all add up, one lie at a time; one life at a time, one scream, one tear, one bird of hope on the windowsill? Does it matter? Carpe Diem...

People, it is time for revolution. It is time to take back the country. It is time to pick up your pitchforks and rakes and shovels and march on the castle. It’s time to drag Dr. Frankenstein out of the castle and hang him from the lamp-post. It is time and past time to cut the monster to pieces and toss the pieces into the air so they turn into the bright confetti of freedom returned. It’s time for the sun to come out from behind the clouds and flash off of the confetti and set the sky on fire with music.

I probably sound like a lunatic but that’s okay with me. And who is responsible for this shift in the wind? That’s the first question. The bloggers are responsible and sites like

Signs of the Times
What Really Happened
The Truthseeker

...and courageous online newspapers like Uruknet are responsible and everybody who sounded like a lunatic in the neighborhood pub and lost their job teaching at the elementary school and universities for talking about the 9/11 cover-up and every soldier in harm’s way who said, “This is bullshit!” and wasn’t afraid to say it again. For all of the Pat Tillmans dead and alive... thank you.

Every man and woman who has had the courage to stand forth in their lonely hour and tell their disbelieving neighbors and associates... thank you. Every minister who told their congregation that the real evil afoot was in the government empowered to serve them... thank you. We aren’t many but we are a lot more than we were and we are growing by the day.

Who is not responsible but even now is re-positioning themselves and revising their history and getting a new hair weave so that they can look like they were in the vanguard of every bright and beautiful thing? That would be the lying swine from the pig-farm press. That would be the faux investigative journalists and sundry whores who skated around naming the sources of our distress. They are the ones who sold their honor and their asses for a paycheck. They are the ones who bent over for the Murdoch’s of the world and squealed like the pigs that they are.

Yes, some big branch fell off some big tree and landed on Rip Van Winkle’s head and a whole lot of Americans woke up and they are getting rowdy and standing up and not backing down and whether Ron Paul gets elected or not he had a lot to do with it and a sincere and heart-felt thank you to him as well.

Make no mistake; they still want to bomb Iran and all of the sleazy Democratic and Republican candidates whose asses belong to Tel Aviv are all trying to out Bruce Willis each other. They’re talking tough, they’re standing tall. They don’t care how many other people’s lives it costs, they have the balls to make it happen. Make no mistake, just because a lot of people suddenly stopped getting confused, or found their stones, or discovered a standard bearer, the blood-winos aren’t going to be going to any vampire AA meetings any time soon.

Maybe I’m hallucinating, I wouldn’t be surprised. Sometimes you want something so much you can make it appear before your eyes for awhile. I hope I’m not hallucinating. I don’t mind going down for something I believe in. I don’t mind losing if I gave it everything I had... but I do mind going down quiet without a fight. I do mind getting down on my knees for merciless scum for whom that will never be enough. I mind my former country being a gigantic warehouse for lazy-assed big bellied, slow walking, junk-TV watching impotent Schmoos.

Watching the tide rise... seeing the people join together and strike a blow against the empire. Seeing the best part of people come forward and hang the cost... that makes me feel good. You know who you are. Don’t give up and give yourselves a hand. You deserve it.

Visible sings: Songwriter by Les Visible♫ Fade Away ♫
'Fade Away' is track no. 3 of 10 on Visible's 2006 album 'Songwriter'
Lyrics (pops up)

Songwriter by Les Visible

P.S. Folks, I'm going on the road in a few days and I don't know when I can post again. It was problematic last time and I didn't put anything up for six months. I hope it's easier to take care of that this time. Whatever happens, if I don't see you for awhile, I want to thank you for the support and for being the most intelligent and informed readers on any blog anywhere. You have my great gratitude.

24 comments:

Odysseus said...

I wish I could share your optimism about the world but as always I am a skeptic. Beside that though Les I won't to express my most heart felt gratitude for your words. Hopefully it won't be long before we hear from you again but I take solace in knowing there is someone who understands what I do. Along with the other readers this has become a sort of family for me. Please be safe in this crazy world and come back to grace us with your words.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Les :)

I'd like to second every word that Odysseus wrote.

I am ever so grateful for your words. All of 'em. This place of yours, well it's kind of a home to me, a spot where I feel really comfortable (being myself). Thanks so much for all of it. I'm going to be missing you (again) man, this I already know. Be well and write when you can.

btw, I found this today, and it's a pretty fine take on what's been going on (for a long time now):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3peAYJSJSg

The Bubble Man music video. Hope you injoy it.

make care. write on. hugs and best wishes, annemarie :)

Anonymous said...

Please take care of yourself Les.
Tony

Anonymous said...

Now that was quite a sendoff.
Well bon voyage, be careful on the road; Bush burbled about World War III again today at his press conference, you know he really wants it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Les for all that you do. You put into words all the feelings I have. But please, don't wait another 6 months to come back to us. Every day (honestly, every day) for those 6 months I checked your site waiting for your words of wisdom. Your words give me courage to speak out knowing that I am not alone, but I am fearful of what may happen if we don't do something soon. Please take care of yourself and rest assured I'll be checking every day again waiting to hear from you Les.

Joy said...

Safe travels Les.

Anonymous said...

That's a great attitude to begin a journey with, hope you get back with it intact!

Be well, be back soon, and keep calling it as you see it.

Where I live, it feels a lot like you described in terms of change for the better being in the air. For me, it is literal in that it's finally raining even as I'm writing this (we've been in the worst drought in recorded history in my neck of the woods).

There's a been subtle shift in the air where I am; those of us who go outside on purpose (and not just to run between a car and a building) can feel it, a feeling we haven't felt in a long time. It smells a little better, too. Moods lifted. Finally, the drops began to fall last night like tiny gift-baskets full of God's mercy, and in the midst of this arriving relief many eyes are being opened to just how connected we really are to the Earth, industrial efforts notwithstanding.

Can humanity really heed the warning signs? They'll stop being warnings when the relief no longer comes, but a wildfire of awareness is spreading like the wildfires in our tinderbox forests, so I think... maybe!

We're on the home stretch and it's going to be a photo-finish: unity is catching up to greed, they are neck-and-neck, and I'm on the edge of my seat as I both cheer on my favorite and take part in the race at the same time...

As long as the rains still fall on the thirsty, there will be hope, even if we sometimes have to be patient to the edge of patience itself. I know, I'm a whitewater paddler who's been staring at dry riverbeds all year, waiting and waiting and waiting...

The good Lord willin' and the creek WILL rise,

The Village Idiot


P.S.- Those of you experiencing record flooding should substitute "sunshine" for "rain" in the metaphorical parts of the above commentary so as to not be annoyed...

Anonymous said...

Happy Trails Les, See You Soon.

Anonymous said...

An Old Native American Saying:

"The Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth."

Posted By: S.A. Homes

Anonymous said...

I wonder that there are any 'Old Native Americans' left to say anything - I thought you'd exterminated them all.
Tony

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Anonymous said...

Don't be pissed off Bruce, most of us are 'long time' readers of Les' essays and constantly let him know how much we appreciate and enjoy his writings. This effort is no more or less than most of his canvases. All have the master's stroke.
Tony

Boris Epstein said...

Les,

This is a good piece overall. However, I am not sure about the revolution part. How about counter-revolution - i.e., actual restoration of the order prescribed by the Constitution.

And, frankly, I don't think anyone ought ot be hanged. Let's abandon the notion of revenge for a truly better world.

LanceThruster said...

Life is not a destination but a journey. Enjoy the road, Les.

Nina said...

I am going to miss you.

greg Bacon said...

WARNING: The photo attached to this article is not for the weak of stomach.
Nor the blind of eye, but it needs to be seen as evidence of AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS AT WORK.


Israeli bulldozer crushes Palestinian teenager

Israel faces UN, EU criticism over illegal collective punishment against Palestinians in Gaza.

GAZA CITY - A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was killed on Thursday after being run over by an Israeli army bulldozer during a military incursion in the Gaza Strip, medics and witnesses said.

Mahmud Kayed was run over by the bulldozer when it lurched towards a group of youths throwing rocks at the vehicle during the army incursion in the Al-Bureij refugee camp, they said.

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=22264

The White House Ministry of Propaganda is denying reports that Bush becomes visibly aroused each time he looks at this photo and further stated that Bush does NOT take the photo with him on trips to the bathroom.

Anonymous said...

This Rip Van Winkle blog entry was one of the best I've read.

Time for Revolution!

WELL said...

nice take on the slick slide we are on...

maybe someone on top will finally admit they need the rest of the world in order to stay a-live!

Amazing how long it has taken to look in the dag on mirror:)

Infensus Mentis said...

Pretty inspiring little blog, Viz. Your writing style is cool and poetic and unique.

Speaking of inspiring, take five minutes to watch this little gem of a video. It goes well with the vibe of your blog.

Thanks for dropping by, too, man. I've got a new blog up, check it out when you have the time. It's my little contribution to the No More Wars For Israel conference.

Rock on, my good man.

Anonymous said...

Woe, is me. Shame and scandal in the family.

Mme Bovary said...

Oh Les come back!!!!!! Reviens vite!!!!!! Its been so lonely without you. Au moins donne-nous signe de vie!!!! Who else can we rely on to interpret the madness around us and translate it into beautiful poetry?

Anonymous said...

USA - All piss and wind!
Without prejudice.
Tony

Anonymous said...

Help me please!
Isn't there a mechanism in the USA legal system that allows a group of prominent citizens (a large group I would imagine) to have the courts set aside the government of the day and install an interim government using the armed forces to accommodate the changes? Circumvent the police force, as they are political. The services work for the people, do they not? Have the courts instruct the services to detain or eject all current government officials and replace them with individuals who will follow the constitution, proper parliamentary procedure and rule of law while a new set of political parties form and/or legitimate voting takes place.
Not somewhere in the distant future but now, within days.
Is this possible, at all?
Similar to the British system of dissolving parliament I would think?
Tony

Anonymous said...

How does the ordinary citizen fight this?'

A handful of analysts in their 20s and 30s sit hunched over Macintosh computers, scanning Web sites, databases, newspapers and chat rooms.
Tony