Monday, December 31, 2007

Dreaming of a Better World, I Raise my Glass to You.

Subtlety is an interesting thing. Some of us have read Machiavelli and Sun Tzu and some of us have enough grasp of history to understand how the adjective Byzantine came from Byzantium. Some of us have heard about Constantinople and some of us have seen the wheels within the wheels and the ideologies behind them. Oh... let’s not mince words. Some of us have seen the two schools of human endeavor that have been playing bloody games with one another since Cain brained Abel. One side is the good guys and one side is the bad guys and depending on who controls the information you get determines who’s being which at the time.

I didn’t get all misty eyed about Ron Paul by accident. I do what I do on purpose and not because I support a candidate or only buy Samsung and can’t stand Sony. I like to be a little byzantine myself because if you are going to get people to see things as they are you have to make it clear that it’s always changing and nothing is what it seems; nothing.

I don’t usually get involved in politics or world affairs. They don’t interest me. I’m a singer songwriter and I like to weave tales. I like to fall in love over and over again and that has led me pretty much out of the spectrum of a physically romantic love and into the realms of a romantic love of something I’m not going to get into here. I like to feel things and shine on things and I like to dance and sing and celebrate this magnificent serendipity that we call life.

It hasn’t been easy to do this. I’ve caught more shit for trying to have a good time than you can imagine. People have even tried to kill me for no other reason than celebrating life. But I take that as part of the shit you have to go through to practice what most everyone else has had stolen from them a long time ago. BUT... when it gets to the point that it is at right now... then I can’t just ease on down the road like I have done before. So then, one gets political... or at least appears to be.

I don’t know Ron Paul and I’ve had my reservations since day one. That hasn’t changed. It was never about Ron Paul anyway. It was about people waking up. Since Ron Paul has come on the scene I have finally been able to see just what a massive army of the disaffected we have. Ron Paul could be the devil. He could be a shill. He could be this and he could be that but whatever he is he has been a catalyst for us finding each other. I have met and corresponded with more good people since I started talking about Ron Paul than I have ever experienced before. Often they tell me the same thing I am telling you right now. He... or his candidacy... has made it possible for us to find each other. That’s all I care about.

I also don’t like people treading on me. I don’t like people treading on people other than me. I don’t like whores for money and power and fame. I like honest servants of human good. I like excellence and the struggle for it. Dreams of a more permanent and enduring circumstance in which all of us can have a good time turn me into Silly Putty. It’s not about Ron Paul, it’s about us.

I’ve got good feelings about John Edwards too. Except for Dennis Kucinich I don’t care for anyone else. John Edwards has got that Jimmy Carter thing and I liked Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter went down because he wouldn’t kneel down even though he does kneel down the same way that I am in love with something I don’t want to talk about. Say what you will about anything at all ...usually things happen for a reason. I would venture to say that everything happens for a reason. You can say that Jimmy Carter was incompetent and that’s why this and why that. How does that explain two terms of George W. Bush? No one has ever been as incompetent as g.w.b. I am not exaggerating when I say I would be surprised if he could find his dick with both hands. Given the degree of his personal cowardice and vicious disregard for humanity I would say that that degree of difficulty was based on a lack of physical dexterity as well as a degree of difficulty in finding something that small.

Make no mistake my friends... these are perilous times. It isn’t as clear as it should be just how treacherous are the shoals of our moment in time. This is because some kind of gas or broadcast or interferences of technology unknown are messing with the general capacity for comprehension. Few people realize how important Pakistan is to the chess table.

Underneath the glossy magazine ad of mass distraction is a percolating well of injury and outrage. You in your comfortable homes have no idea how the other half lives and another thing you may not know is that the disaffected are being daily recruited by those who know how to turn these things to their advantage. America came about in this way. Everything comes about in this way. If America can’t reach out to those in the percolating well then someone else will. It’s no surprise that most of the candidates have ambivalent positions on immigration. The size of the immigrant vote is enough to swing the election.

I believe I have said “Wake up!” a lot of times and I don’t feel like saying it right now. All of you will do what you do regardless of suggestion or guidance from me or anyone else. The truth is that the only time you ever learn anything is when you fuck up. Then you have no choice. That’s how we are. We have to be dragged kicking and screaming. It’s sad but true.

If the lights go off...if panic hits, in only a few days half the people in the cities will be dead. I’ve seen the studies and also human nature. You put people in a life survival state and you will be very surprised to see how quickly the thin veneer of civilization disappears.

Meanwhile... on the face of it... everything seems to be going on like it always did. Sure... it’s a drag to catch an airplane now. Sure... the police are scary; not just for blacks and hippies but for anyone. Sure... you can’t talk about certain things or you will lose your job. Sure... there’s a much tighter groove in which to move but... hey, the TV is doing the same thing it always does. You can get things at the store and once you’re back home you can lock your door. Same old same old right? The porno is available. The chicken wings are available and the ugly girls at 2:00AM or whenever the bar closes are still available.

I know the voting is rigged. I know that the assholes have all of the money and all of the guns. I knew that a long time ago. I’ve never been deceived about this for an instant. This shit has been going on a long time. There’s nothing new here folks... except for one thing. People are waking up. Even the most sold out shopper for useless shit is waking up. That is a big difference.

People like me and the others who have annoyed you no end woke up a long time ago. Now you are waking up. If I could stand at the bedside of every one of you right now and slam trash can lids together I would. I don’t mind your annoyance. One of the things your indifference has taught me is how to fight, so I can take you even if you do wake up. I won’t kick your ass. I’ll hold you in my arms until the gossamer spider web of the dream passes. Then I might kick your ass but only because I love you.

This is a sound-out to all of you who are joining into the massive human display of resistance against a handful of assholes who have had it their own way at our expense. This one is for and to you. I raise a toast to you. It’s not nearly as lonely out here as it used to be and I’m not angry at you for not having known any better. None of us knew any better but we do now. To you I raise this glass. To you I make this toast. You have finally found your minds when we needed it the most.

I don’t want my dogs to see me cry. It would be too much like you seeing me cry back when I was just an annoyance. Some of us care and there are a lot more of us now. To you I raise my glass and wish you good fortune as the world tilts on its axis. The times they always talked about are coming on us now. Do what you can to help. I know you will and may love encircle and protect you all the way home.

Visible sings: Almost A Capella by Les Visible♫ On A Night Like This ♫
'Night Like This' is track no. 11 of 12 on Visible's 2007 album 'Almost A Capella'

Almost A Capella by Les Visible

happy new here... one can always hope.


Anonymous said...

Well said.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the clarification. Some of us out here love genius and can't stand the thought of an RP2 passing your skeptical muster without due diligence. If you see him as a tool to raise human awareness about which on it's most base terms can only be described as overshoot, right on. Maybe I just need to journey down the path of enlightenment a bit further to reach your place. Peace.

Anonymous said...

We're here in Iowa waiting for the caucuses on Thursday.

As an old hippie, Green, Democrat, independent, Grassrooter, sometime Libertarian voter, I've decided to caucus with the Republicans for Paul. At my rural caucus precinct, I've volunteered to be the precinct observer, to see if the dark powers are going to try to steal it.

The Iowa Rep. caucuses are more democratic than the Democratic ones. In a Dem. caucus, a 15% minimum needs to be met by your candidate. If he/she doesn't muster, then if you wish you can throw in your lot with one of those >15%.

However, in the Rep. caucus, your vote counts, even if you are the lone Paul supporter, for example.

We come prepared with affadavits for the Paul supporters, to verify their vote. Blank affadavits can be downloaded from

Iowans: please make every Paul vote be counted. If there is a discrepancy between the official count and the affadavit count, then this is the basis for court action.

I like Paul as a human, but I don't agree with some of his positions (the usual libertarian problem of having their dogma run over their karma). But he has struck fire, something Kucinich and Gravel (my first choice) have not. And his humility and honesty (as in his saying "I'm proud to be part of your revolution") appear genuine.

Let us see what happens.

Anonymous said...

15 years ago when I first understood the Central Bank Money Scam, there was only one person I could correspond to who knoew about it. Even five years ago it wasn't any better. But now I see people everywhere refering to it. I'm not sure how many of them understand exactly how the scam enables all the bullshit going on in the world but I now know they will get there. This is big.

The truth is so powerful because all the power today is based on lies and the simple truth will remove that base, the rug under the CFR's feet. For the elite to operate they need an awful lot of dupes.

I don't know enough about Ron Paul to comment but it is enough that he is being supported by V and others who are doing so on the issues and apparent integrity and most importantly are watching him as they support him. No starry eyes here. If he is a shill and the mask slips, there will be plenty of voices to point it out and quickly. The process is Good Stuff even if the end turns out not to be.

Anonymous said...

You are just too much. You broke my heart with this and I am crying now and I don't care if my dogs can see me.

kikz said... a better world.

(glass clink)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Visible. You rock.

Anonymous said...

You have no idea how happy this waking up makes the people who were on the wrong end of the stick for sooo long, they thought nobody ever will. Great post, I too know that the shit had been going on for a long time, the only difference is that now we beginning to smell it.

Anonymous said...

To You!

Anonymous said...

I lift my glass to one of the great fucking human beings on the planet. You my friend. You've taught me far more than I ever knew existed. I've never met you but I owe you my life at this point. "may you stay forever young"

Anonymous said...

I've come a bit late to the party, so can only second what all the above posters have written.

Have a much better New Year in 2008 than 2007, les and folks.


annemarie said...


I raise a glass... with love from me to you Les.



Anonymous said...

You're a musician, are you?

Well here is a song for you, and I humbly suggest that you, in the "Christian" Nation, pay good attention to all the words, especially the part after the flute solo.

And a little Bob Marley:

But you aren't going to listen, are you STUPID? Oh no, Ron Paul is the saviour of the Christian Nation.

Anonymous said...

"And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week; and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease. And for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate."

The first 3 1/2 years are up. The sacrifice is over. The desolation is now due, and it's coming your way, because you ARE going to vote in Ron Paul, no matter what anybody tells you to the contrary. America, the death cult.

Visible said...

You could be right. I find Ron Paul to be strange myself; it's almost about that other quote about deceiving "the very elect"

I figure what I have done has meant nothing because I have always held out that I might be wrong. You, on the other hand sound like a witch burner. You sound like one of those Cromwellian, draconian inquisition people. No matter how wrong I may be I will never be the kind of wrong you are and your quote means nothing; anyone could interpret that to mean anything. You sound like someone who ought to be on a leash... or the right chemicals. Paul's in the sights of some gunmen- so am I. Doesn't matter what you do here. You can't touch me once I take off my clothes.

Anonymous said...

I have never heard anyone speak like you with such eloquence and conviction. I am a university professor of world literature and you remind me of Voltaire. Every week when I come here I hear Voltaire.
Well, no matter about that. A most auspicious new year to you my friend and come what may some civilization will remain somewhere. I hope that we may be in that locality when the time comes.

Anonymous said...

Hi Les, Thanks for all the great & interesting messages that you have posted here through out the past year. I have no use for republicans or religion, but I do hope for and care for a better World. Down below you will a little tale that I found today over at: ASSIMILATED PRESS
The Best To You And All The Good People Who Gather Here. S.A. Homes

"Years 2000 To 2008 Officially Named 'The Bush Catastrophe'"

Washington, D.C. - The International Association of Lexicographers today announced that the period of American history that encompasses the years 2000 through 2008 would henceforth be known as The Bush Catastrophe to signify the tremendous amount of damage to the United States and the world that the pResidency of George W. Bush and the rule of the Republican Party has wrought.

The Bush Catastrophe now joins The McCarthy Era, The Inquisition, and The Dark Ages in the pantheon of lexicography for terms of art regarding the most devastating of calamities to befall a civilization.

Anonymous said...

At the risk of sounding like a sap.
My wish for 2008 is TRUTH & PEACE.
As i have often told my kids. Could you imagine if all the money spent on wars,waisted,and stolen was put towards the good of humanity the different world we would live in?
I just finished watching the dvd release of the movie The Kingom, with Jamie Fox. The ending hit like a sledge hammer.
Hate is an instilled action.
I would love to see not just Americans,but all the people of the world unite to overthrow the corruption that has imbeded itself in our governments, with safegaurds put in place as to never allow this again.
One person can make a difference.
E mail all your friends. Show them where to look.
The time for change is now.
Let's give Ron Paul a chance. His words ring true. Vote RON PAUL!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron Paul all the way and thank you for another ripping good read.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure about anything that has to do with the yanks. The only thing I can say on the US behalf is that they aren't as fucked up as we are. We are really fucked

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SMOKING MIRRORS! It's websites like yours that help bring people to understand the evil that exists.
And that is a start, a hope that we can unite the good people of this world to rid ourselves of corruption that as of now seemed unstopable.
Time is not an allie of the truth. I am sure they know they inderestimated the power of the internet, and a hell bent on controling it.
Spread the word, and spread it fast and far.
May God give you courage,and guidence in the quest for the truth.

Visible said...

You did that on purpose right?

Reason I say it is you only have to look at the parts as it falls apart. I'm a forensic scientist- always keep that in mind when you mess with me.

Happy new Year anyway.

Anonymous said...

Great read. I hope Iowa hasn't been as deceived by all the determined political distraction. Edwards, Paul and Kucinich (there was nothing wrong with Gravel either) seem the least like the major distractors/dementors.
There was a time at the turn of the century I was reading the bible a lot due to a major life crisis then I had what I could only call visions (just 1 time one night while living on an island in the Caribbean): demons perched on the white house guarding it, demons talking in shadows about me but now they had to stop harassing me. It was crazy shit (maybe it was the good cheap rum). Anyways, I moved back to the states and lost my religion entirely (I was never a big religion buff anyways and figured whoever wrote the bible stuff were psychotic, given the time no surprise) and now I'm an atheist but know there is good and there is evil in life with lots of gray in between (I've seen both extremes with plenty of the gray, we all live mostly in the gray, current political climate is definitely filled with evil). My love and dedication to music returned to me in a big way.
The only question that remains is will I play primarily songs of joy and hope or songs of woe, sorrow and suffering for humanity, it all depends on whether good comes into our political system by the will of the people or not.
Right now we're all living in the Hotel California it seems, created by politicians who won't serve the people because of their lust for power and greed. Get rid of them Iowa. The best leader is the one who wants power the least and wants to serve people, not the dead corpse of corporatism.

nobody said...

Hello Les, Folks,

That's as fine a piece as you've written and I ordinarily wouldn't even comment.

I just wanted to say that rather than take up your comments section to spout on about off-topic whatever, as I have been, I've started my own endeavour. Frankly I like your stuff better than mine. It's possessed of a spirit I can only aspire to. But a fellow bitten has to write. Regards to all.

PS I hadn't intended to use the world 'church' but what appears to be a squatter is sitting on nobody.blogspot and I had to go with something and I went with a friend's gag.

Anonymous said...

Thanks and wishing you a Happy New Year.
We have to connect and we have to understand, so if you/all can take a few minutes in the new year to learn, please do watch this stuff about stuff ...
Regrettable stuff, but you wont regret watching it, I promise.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I raise my hat to you and to most of the comments makers here.

I’d like to add or rather suggest something that could benefit all of us, and by that I mean all humanity, as I am not an American and not a Christian either.

I am a Lebanese Muslim from Southern Lebanon whose suffering from Zionism headed the Bush Administration is far greater than yours.

I too,would love to see not just Americans, but all the people of the world unite to overthrow the corruption that WE ALLOWED to be imbeded in our governments.

So brother, let’s scratch our heads and find a way to help and support each other.


Anonymous said...

I thought of you when I read this paragraph-
" Only when you have reached that deep level of hopelessness, where you see no avenue of escape, can you clear your mind enough to begin to see where the real problem lies. The real problem lies, my friends, in the fact that you and I have nothing to say about how our societies are run. Any one of us has more sense than the people who are running things, and we certainly have our fellow beings more at heart. Our problem lies in our own powerlessness, leaving power in the hands of those who always abuse it, in one way or another, in one age after another."-

at the end of this article at GlobalResearch-

Well worth a read

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another great post Les. This one reminds me of the dialogue in Waking Life. "Are you a dreamer?" "Yeah." "I don't see too many around lately." Well I'm seeing more and more around lately, and it's definitely to do with people waking up and not being afraid to talk. It's about convincing people to turn their feelings of distress into Action.

Do you remember those "Choose your own adventure" series of books popular in the mid '80s? You get to the end of a section and it gives you several choices and the correct page to turn to for each choice. I used to read them cover to cover by marking where the divisions occur and exploring all possibilities. Eventually determining the best or at least the most aesthetically pleasing path.

Some of my dreams foretell my future in exact detail, and I've learned that I can move through this life like this. It has made me an optimist. See you on page 223.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, you almost have to provide some exposition before you make a comment, at least in America today. The current climate suggests that those who protest the war effort are "aiding terrorism", those who protest the maniacs in charge are "un-American" and those who detest neocons are "liberals". I'm an independent who voted for Gore in 2000 and Kerry in 2004. For me at least, the handwriting was on the wall about who Bush was and what he represented. Nothing that has come in the years since has surprised me, save for the fact that there is an overt force out there that can literally rig elections and a populace that yawns and turns the page, no matter the outrage perped upon them or that wonderful piece of paper, the Constitution.
I've been on the Ron Paul bandwagon since July and feel much better about his chances than I did back then, but some bit of reality must enter into the thinking here. Corporations, banking entities and the power elite run the government. Most of Ron's platforms would seek to diminish their roles in American government. This is the reason you don't see huge contributions from them. This is the reason you see media turn its back on him.
Given these ideas and the fact that the electoral process is rigged against the people, how can one seriously see Ron Paul becoming president, no matter the wishes of the people? The "danger" of a Ron Paul would only come in a society where such safeguards for those in charge weren't in place. In America today, it's easy to ignore or belittle such a candidate as being "on the fringe."
I can pray for some miracle, however.
At the end of the day, what is truly disturbing is that 59 million Americans voted for Bush in 2004. You can only

Anonymous said...

Mankind is being assaulted on all sides, with lies and deceptions at every turn. The time has come to prepare for the worst happening soon. Disruption of the supply chain, or suspension of the US constitution by martial law, for real or fabricated reasons will indicate a demarcation into a brutal world that lives just beneath the thin veneer of human civility. And not just in America will the collapse of the markets effect be felt, the whole world will be dragged into chaos. The forces of darkness and delusion have weakness that may be exploted to defeat them. Take courage and do not lose heart during upcomming battles. The Lord God knows who his people are. Peace be with you... Eagle

Anonymous said...

The Lord God doesn't give a flying fig about His people. It's the power of darkness that rules and has done for many thousands of years. The Lord God has given 'us' the way out and we won't accept it and do something about 'it'.
The sooner we all lay down our tools and say 'No more' the powers that be will have us in their grasp. 'We' feed the monster.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Blah. Blah. Blah.

Fuck The Ameirkan/Israeli Elite.

Fuck you for wasting my time with this endless article.

Fuck EVERYONE for making me an outcast for standing up against The Fascists. You try living in Richmond, Virginia under survailance by The Cops, feds, Mossad, and anything else these BASTARDS have.

You try being unemployed Forever.

You try sitting here and wondering when shit is going to hit the fan and you are going to die.




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