Monday, 15 June 2015

LA VACHE QUI RIT



Ooh-la-la, Bonjour an'  'ow likez-vous  my leather jack-ette, eet ees tres chic, n'est ce pas, especialment on ze old ag-ed pensioneur dessicee, comme moi-meme. Anyway, I yav not come here to talk about le couture, non, non, non, but while I yam ici, 


ma coiffure, 'ave you not-essed eet? 
Oui, d'accord, eet ees both severe and girlish an' emphasisez beaucoup mon high cheek bones an' personal hauteur, oui? Ooh-la-la, oui, d'accord, ees many a good tune, as you Eenglish  say, can be play-ed on ze accordion vieux. 

But I was not appointed banker to le monde  merely because I yam ze hotty ancien, non, eet was because mon predecessear, M'sieu Dominique Strauss Cock, 



'e was charg-ed avec le raping up ze merde-pipe of some nIg-nog servant bitch in New York, tres ooh-la-la, n'est ce pas? 


Je comprends, nous sommes toutes les men of le monde, an zese things, zey 'appen, but M'sieu Cock, 'e was growing too large for ees breeches an' even 'ad plans to be le president of la Belle France. What could 'appen but that 'e get frame-ed up by les flics Americaine, oo dohwant le Presidente Socialiste in France, fuck me, non, ees ze very last thing on le mind de Uncle Sam, ees bad enough to 'ave ze nignog in ze White House wizout 'avin' le filthy bastarde communiste in ze Elysee Palace, aussi, an' so, pauvre Dominique, 'e charg-ed was avec le sodomie  involantaire. An' so zey gimme ees job.

An' apres he was acquittez-voused of the New York buggerment  unnaturelle, raciste et tres cruel, 'e was then  charged with multiple counts de sodomie publique et outrageuse en gangbang avec les femmes du noir, here, in la Belle France, tres, tres,  beaucoup de ooh-la-la;  Dominique et his amis, apparently, was  un fraternite serieuse de l'arsehole, which was malheureus when eet was not hanging out of le rectum d'une  femme jolie and taking les turns, one avec l'autre. But now it seems zat zis was all above le board and les femmes involvee were tres 'appy to 'ave Dominic and his amis roger their derrieres when an' 'owever they wanted.  Everybody, all les buggereurs et buggerees, including my predecesseur, Dominique, was found not guilty of 'avin' done le fuck all wrong.
Ze question now arisez-vous  of should Je m'standez-down an' let eem 'ave ees job back, since 'e never did nothink to lose it in le  premier place, eet was all, 'ow you say, a fucking stitchez-vous-up.  Well, I yav thought long an' 'ard about zis, for all of two or maybe three second an' I can tell le monde that my answer, eet  ees non, not fucking likely,     

  .
The Yoko Ono of the International Monetary Fund.
 
I yav my new al-bum coming out an' I expect eet to go platinum but in ze meantime I shall continue to do to ze peoples of le monde and especially to les Greeks, exactly what eet was that Dominique was said to 'ave done to that schwarzer chambermaid in New York.
 Le sodomie involuntaire. 
 Ees what le IMF is all about, ooh-la-la. 

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, a generally sober Filth-O-Graph Euro- analyst,  recently wrote that Christine laVache's handling of the Greek crisis was a public scandal of the first order, demanding that she and her cronies be sacked, immediately,  for their failure to act with probity.

I wonder if anyone will look into the strange case of Dominic Strauss Cock, falsely arraigned in New York, simultaneously harried and charged in his homeland, removed from both the IMF and the contest for the French presidency and now acquitted of all charges but ruined.

Rich old men gangbanging younger women  is distasteful, certainly, well, it is to me, anyway,  but as with the ghastly Max Mosley's antics, it is not illegal and France, anyway, generally takes a much more relaxed view of these things.   One wonders how differently from laVache, would Strauss Kahn have acted in the current crisis, either in the IMF or as President of the Republic;  we will never know.

46 comments:

Mike said...

The IMF takes its orders from the US. The US wants the Greece thing solved and the EU preserved. Plus the last thing the US needs is some financial balls up, what with their recovery faltering, and in the lead up to the election of Hillary.

Its therefore very suprising that the IMF haven't bailed the Greeks out yet. In the scheme of things, the money involved is loose change. The problem is old Schauble in Germany - old school Prussian, and the power behind Merkel. I think the reason the IMF took their toys home last week was because they are pissed off with the Germans not the Greeks.

The problem is that all sides are now painted in opposite corners with no wiggle room, and the clock's ticking. If there were any statesmen left in the world this would have been sorted well in advance without all the public bitching. Putin could provide a way out at the eleventh hour, but he's pissed off with the Yanks as well, and may prefer to let it blow and pick up the pieces later. Too late now. This can only end badly.

Its an interesting question whether a stronger/cleverer person such as Dominique would have handled this better. He probably would, but as I said the problem is fundamentally the Yanks and them having no fucking idea on foreign policy - witness, everything they touch turns to shit.

call me ishmael said...

Thanks, mr mike, I was just saying something similar, although less well-iinformed, on the previous thread, about Vlad. And the Chinks, too.

I actually think that it would require a declaration of martial law by Obama for Hillary to get elected, a hugely and suspiciously wealthy, sixty-eight year old control freak whose only entree to office was her shabby marriage to Spunky Bill, I can't see it,no matter how stupid Americans are.

And back on topic, it was the Yanks who started the criminal ball rolling with DSK, inadvertently promoting this worthless, incompetent, old biddy.

It was you, wasn't it, identified Gnasher as a dangerous woman in politics? I think Angela and Christine have greater potential fir global damage than the wee tribeswoman could dream of.

Mike said...

Romney was correct when he said the Democrats automatically have 47% of the vote - the blacks & welfare recipients. Plus, its time for a woman at the White House, didn't you know?

The very worrying thing is that the so-called world leaders are so piss-poor. And corruptable. Blair reported as worth 60mill - my immediate reaction was that he wasn't trying hard enough, FFS. We can only guess at the hundreds of billions of dodgy deals he has facilitated for a mere 60 mill! Normal rates for arranging deals are 8% of the gross.

Vlad is running rings around them, and the Chinks, well they are masters at the long game. The G7 is in reality the G1+6, and the Yanks are leading the West to Armageddon.

Time to re-read the Book of Revelations.

Caratacus said...

Found this over the weekend ... while the Lagardes et al ponce around the place posing and strutting like cockerels on a pile of shit, a country is being systematically destroyed. I wonder how many Germans are holidaying in Greece these days. They've all pissed off to Turkey I reckon.

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5923/greece-collapse

Mike said...

You wouldn't want to be Ukranian either, Mr Caractacus:

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/06/04/ukrainians-dispossessed-americans-next-paul-craig-roberts/

Caratacus said...

Indeed so, Mr. Mike. I am sure that I'm not the first to observe that we are being farmed and harvested like barely sentient domesticated animals. Every now and then, the farmer shuts us in a field and lets the wolves in to remind us what life would be like without him looking after us, and this method seems to have had some success if you watch and listen to the livestock as they debate the finer points of how they should be cooked. The best prisoners are those who do not realise they are in prison.

http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000zmH17MMrDQY/s/900/720/World-War-1-Cartoons-Punch-1916-09-27-228-2.jpg

call me ishmael said...

And I read, somewhere, that Cameron is inventing a new crime of non-violent terrorism, for instance, the publication of evidence contrary to the official explanation of the collapse of the three World Trade Towers; this, according to Dave, is worse than the real terrorism, and must be stopped. This, of course, would apply to us, here.

Caratacus said...

If speaking one's mind (sort of Free Speech, if you will) and taking a contrary view to the blatant falsehoods of government makes one a non-violent terrorist then I suppose that's me on the list. Proud to be in such august company too. Mind you, if ever that daft bugger of a PM were to stray within striking distance of the business end of my garden spade, then I suppose the 'non' bit would - strictly speaking - no longer apply.

SG said...

Good to see you back in action Mr I. Fuck - don't these people ever retire? Hanging around like the undead - Lagarde, Berlusconi, Blatter, Murdoch - to name but a few of the gerontocratic 'elite' that seem to control half the planet's resources. I put Lagarde in the company of these octo and nonagenarians but then looked to see that she is only 59! Time has not been kind to her, either that or very unflattering photography... she  looks more like 70 in the pictures. Maybe a certain Count of SOE & Middle Earth fame got to her before he slipped off the mortal coil and administered justice in good Transylvanian style?

SG said...

P.S. My money's on Jeb if he can secure the GOP nomination - better him than the trouser woman...

call me ishmael said...

Thanks, mr sg, only 59, Christ, that must be the result of fellating the Devil, I thought she was in her seventies. Yeah, me, too, even Jeb Bush, anyone bar Spunky Bill in the White House. Dave Miliband is Hillary's bitch-gimp, wonder what he's up to. When he's not rescuing people. Only not his brother, obviously.

call me ishmael said...

It is playing to the same mind-set, king caratacus, as the one which says, No, 'sokay, read my emails, nothing to hide, nothing to fear, and would welcome govament proscribing one's very thoughts.

SG said...

I wouldn't be surprised if Banana Man steps into Lagarde's shoes at the IMF when she moves on to higher things and he's finished playing Thunderbirds...

yardarm said...

Pity the Greeks haven`t got those nine foot spears Alexander`s hoplites used to carry and stuff them up the arses of the IMF and EU. Putin`s streets ahead of the NATO and EU wankers, already you can see a nascent power block of Russia and China forming. No doubt with our encouragement: an arms race means money. If I was running Greece I`d let him take over the debt, imagine the effete bankster clerks knocking at the door of the Kremlin whimpering for their money. And having Greece as a satellite would fuck up NATO and the EU geopolitically.

Flab Bush- Entitlement or Hillary ' I`m entitled to be President because of all the years I put up with Bill`s spunking Entitlement will take on Bad Vlad or the Son of Heaven in Beijing. Assisted by Pansy Face or Boris Cock in Downing Street, if BananaMan Miliband hasn`t returned to claim what he thinks he`s entitled to. Oh fuck, what a prospect; cometh the cuntish hour, cometh the useless cunts.

Caratacus said...

Doesn't happen often, but I was once priveliged to be speaking with a Hofficer of the Law who came out with the classic, "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear". I was having a bad day and was feeling more than usually waspish so snapped back, "Have you got curtains in your house then? You have? Why's that then?" This rejoinder was, I regret to have to report, not received warmly and I suspect fell upon stoney ground where failed to prosper. Still - fuck 'em eh?

mongoose said...

Some cretin has been polluting the head of the most junior mongosling today about Magna Carta. Apparently our masters writing laws are the very saviours and guarantors pf our rights. Fuck me, whodda thunk that? Fuck me, "non-violent terrorism". My arse. Our school houses were named after the supposed heroes of the Civil War. One of whom said that if an Englishman's thoughts can be a crime, English law is dead. (The quote was on the wall but I can no longer remember it accurately enough for Mr Google to help me out just now. I'll find it later.)

Re our Greek cousins - I am at a loss as to why the EU droids would be prepared to endanger the whole project for the sake of a few million crates of ouzo. Surely a fudge could have been put in place that will save their blushes. So it must be either a cock-up of huge proportions or there is Devilry at work. Or, third, it must be that there is not enough magic money to keep all of Mediterranean Europe onside. And so they must settle for a paupers' club on the fringe of monetary union. I cannot see that being Angela's career epitaph of choice though. Either way it turns out this month, Greece is fucked for sure.

Or are we missing some south-eastern corner of the Great Game? Greece, Turkey, Ukraine... I expect that Ukrainian Black Sea ports aren't much use to anyone if there is no access to the Med. And as someone said above, Putin could sort Greece out with his beer change. Ho hum. We may yet live in interesting times.

PS Please, God, not Jeb Bush. Not another one.

call me ishmael said...

lol out loud, mr yardarm, it really is like living in the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

call me ishmael said...

I always want to ask them, king caratacus, Do you come in your wife's mouth, mr nothing to hide? None of my business? Yes, that's what I mean, you fucking moron.

call me ishmael said...

I love that Magna Carta stuff, mr mongoose, and they say it all po-faced and pompous, too.

It is a Wilderness of Mirrors, Greece, everything you say is equally true, equally possible but if they don't fudge it, it won't just be Greece that's fucked, if, indeed, Vlad or Ming lets them get fucked at all.

See no difference, meself, between Republican and Democrat, not as personified by Jeb Bush and Hillary Trousers, both have a taste for roasting Nigras. Hillary is Southern White Trash and Jeb's folks are New England gentry.

mongoose said...

DT headline tonight... "Greece accuses Europe of plotting regime change as creditors draw up ultimatum". Why, it seems like only five minutes ago...

The further the buggers get from the people, the easier the game is from them. Which is what Magna Carta was about. It may not have been the great foundation stone for everyman - Starkey was prattling too on the telly today - but it was the start of pulling the bastards down off their God-given perches. And it's why we must never give them a leg back up, try though they do to make us afraid of every shadow.

Doug Shoulders said...

Seems to be a lot of dodgy looking males 18 – 40 years old making their way into the southern reaches of Europe via Greece. I predict a riot…or two.
I expect that to evolve into a national emergency whereupon the blue hat brigade get tooled up to do some policing.

call me ishmael said...

It is a big claim, that, mr mongoose, to make for Magna Carta, to single it out like that, it was, after all, only drawn in the interests of dogbastard motherfucker barons and earls and similar filth, a rich man's charter; as I said, the plague did more for the workers than any tiny restriction of the kings' powers, which, up until the nineteenth century - the Tudors, the Stuarts, those fucking Germans - were those of the cock-waving despot, rape, torture, seizure, exile, disembowelment, burnings, hangings, beheadings, quarterings, whippings, blindings and brandings; wars, slavery, transportation and taxes; and now look at the fuckers, there's more of them than ever before, holding up their malformed, Ruritanian princelings for us to worship. But oh, mr ishmael, Good Queen Brenda has served for sixty years and asked nothing in return for herself and her inbred, numbskull parasite tribe of braying, gibbering dolts. And whaddabout all the tourists she brings. You know, people simply wouldn't come any more, they only come because of the Queen. And anyway, would you rather have Tony Blair as President?

It is like the I Have A Dream speech, Magna Carta, used by Power and Filth to neutralise righteous resistance, Yeah, thassright, just you keep on dreamin' niggerboy.

EHRA, now, elfansafety, union rights to strike, these mean something but happily for us, JunkieGeorge and HangmanGove, they'll soon get rid of them and give us just as many rights as they think we deserve.

call me ishmael said...

Inevitable, mr doug shoulders. And even if there isn't a spontaneous riot, govament will start one.
Great interview with Ken Loach, BBC 4, talking about the Spanish revolt against fascism, Thatcher, creativity and much more.

Mike said...

Magna Carta was all about the rich Barons paying less tax. A rewrite would be more than expected at this time. The more I think about it the more I side with the Greeks.

Doug Shoulders said...

Gerald Butler and 299 other oiled up nutjobs in thongs…that’ll put the thing right.
Funnel them into the Hot Gates and stuff their euros down their gullets.

The Magna Carter was an edict of the knobs by the knobs for the knobs.

mongoose said...

All of that is true, ladies and gentlemen all. Except after Magna Carta it was clear that the law is the law and be ye ever so mighty, it is above ye. Which attitude we must contrast to Roman Law which is what I say it is, you bastard, and I have the VIIth Legion to back up my opinion. As I say, a start not a finish but without it there would have been nothing upon which to build all these things that you mention. From then on, if you wanted to fuck with the people, you had to write down your fucking rules for them to see. And every now and again, they could get pissed and get rid of you. And it's got little to do with Ruritanian Brenda and her mad frocks.

"No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled. Nor will we proceed with force against him except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land. To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice". It's worth having. Even if you have to fight to keep it true every day or the fuckers will have you in jail without charge for a month or three because you're the wrong type of poor person. You'd not want to be a slave or a Jew back then though.

We now, of course, have a perverse sort of reverse redistributive Napoleonic Law which is that if we have not expressly said that it is OK, it probably isn't going to be when we get around to you. The wonderful Kafkaesque realm of unseen and unsuspected proscription.

call me ishmael said...

I am happy to argue this one, mf mongoose. Even though I am a firm believer in the idea and the due practice of law, I do not believe that Magna Carta is worth the skin of the animal upon which it is written. It is an ideal, certainly, but one honoured more in the breach than in the observance. Just recently and just for example , Blind Boy Blunkett, Jacqui Schmidt, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and David Miliband have tried to and in some cases completely violated Magna Carta, yet all still remain at the top table. their voices heard, their needs met. Stateside, the last two presudents have driven anti-citizen armoured vehicles all over the Constitution, their own, bloated and high-falutin'' document, informed, at the very least, by Magna Carta. All in the West can now be seized, incarcerated and tortured without charge or trial, the wholly innocent can be beaten to death and shot on the street, their killers subsequently promoted; the Exchequer can extort from us what it likes, ignoring completely taxes due from organised crime operations such as Google and Vodaphone, for which dereliction senior HMRCers are rewarded, upon early retirement, with sinecures among the crime families; the public space is sold to criminals, the airwaves and press gifted to fascistic pornographers, look at Karren Brady, Dirty Old Lady, enriched by publications such as Asian Granny Spunk Guzzlers, now sitting in the House of Lords.

You well know that we could continue in this vein for a twelve-month-and-day and nor scratch the surface of crimes committed and encouraged by those who wrap themselves in Magna Carts; you should not, I respectfully suggest, dignify their murderous felony by
joining in theif studied, pompous conceit. We have no protection.

Doug Shoulders said...

Was it not the magna carter that gave us “All men are born equal but some are born more equal than others”?

Anonymous said...

Mr Mongoose - the thought-crime martyr you remember may have been Thomas Wentworth, topped by Charles 1. (Short odds C3 would dearly love to have headchopping on the menu when Brenda checks out; maybe that's why he's always making nice with "other faiths." Cunt.)

verge.//

mongoose said...

That is a counsel of despair, Mr Ishmael. That politicians are spivs and liars is almost a truism. One of them is even a snot-gobbling freak. One who even after all of the expenses unpleasantness still thought it a good idea to order a half-a-century's worth of pen refills two weeks before standing down. The bastard should be made to eat every last one of them. It demonstrates a breath-taking contempt for everyone else, a sense of entitlement beyond parody, and still uninformed by what befell them all. And he is not alone yet.

But Magna Carta happened when the "dogbastard motherfucker barons" could, and did, just do as they damn well pleased, and above them God said that the king was the king. So, no, everything has not turned out perfectly yet, and politicians of all shades are pretty fucking hideous for the most part but so much of the ruin you bemoan has its roots in the perversion of what Magna Carta was. It really said thou shalt not fuck with people just because you are the king, you bastard. And that was a good start. Now I am a liberal, to more than a degree, and if some bastard politician could enshrine that sentiment on his manifesto, I'd vote for it. As it is, and as a feeble for instance, mongosling senior - a child in his teens yet - has just received today yet another CRB nonce check so that he can coach some swimmers at his club. A club he has been attending more than half his miserable, six-pack and shoulders like Achilles life and where he is known by everyone and their mothers too. Just fuck off and leave us alone, you impertinent bastards.

(That sound's like the man, Mr Verge. Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, thank-you.)

call me ishmael said...

As much rallying cry, mr mongoose, as counsel of despair but as to the historical benificence of MC, as far as I know, nothing changed for the vast majority after its drafting, there was but a rejigging of the pecking order amongst my thieving, Norman ancestors and that any significant improvements in the condition of the majority have been wrought from the bottom up by generations of peasants and workers; that impetus has been hijacked and largely neutralised by filth like Blair and Prescott and it will not be revived by people such as we pretending to a human rights world which does not exist.

walter said...

Mr ish, I personally think it was the likes of Henry Ford and other industrialists who improved conditions for the working class,Henry Ford said you have to pay decent wages so the employees can afford the product!

call me ishmael said...

My own favourite is George Cadbury, the factory, the railway and the workers' housing on the Bournville Trust, green, bright, healthy, comfortable and pub-free, but I take your point, mr walter, about Henry Ford; also his, about history.

Mike said...

Chaps: I don't want to be the contrarian, but I think you have the whole Magna Carta thing wrong. A snippet from wiki:

"Historians such as Albert Pollard agreed with Jenks in concluding that Edward Coke had largely "invented" the myth of Magna Carta in the 17th century; these historians argued that the 1215 charter had not referred to liberty for the people at large, but rather to the protection of baronial rights."

And the King only signed on the line so he could raise more tax. At the very least its arguable that it protects the rights of the little man. And its all been superceded by subsequent laws anyway.

call me ishmael said...

Yeah, that's what I meant, too, mr mike. History is bunk.

mongoose said...

Except that it isn't, is it? One can argue that the significance of events is often not understood at the time and/or may be unintended. One can argue that the slaughter of the working man through war or pestilence increases the bargaining power of the survivors and drags concessions from their exploiters - wonderful progress except for the dead. One can even argue that wider education and health provision were seen as being good for business, rather than for the soul. One can argue that the single most altruistic political act in the history of Britain was the Great Reform Act through which the the voice of the ordinary man - but not yet woman - could be heard just a little more loudly, and at the expense of those who passed the Act. One can even argue that the power of the Royal Navy and the spread of that same liberalism allowed the British to end the trans-Atlantic slave trade through force of arms, and to force the reformation of the economy of the modern west, and even, at a mild stretch, to help produce the modern form of the USA. Maybe the dynamic of such events even completed the emancipation of women after WWII. But one cannot argue that history is bunk. And it may be a conceit to dwell on these things too but it is not a pompous one.

Mike said...

Its necessary, and paradoxically (with t'internet and the tsunami of on-line data) becoming harder to separate fact from lies and spin. Then added to that, an increasing majority of the population lack the ability to analyse those facts. Well, thats what I used to believe, but increasingly going with the herd looks to be the right call.

As an example: some years ago I advised an oligarch I know not to put 200M into an upstart thing call facebook. It will never make any money I said. Thankfully he ignored my advice and made between 2-3 Bill profit when facebook floated - otherwise I'm confident I would be now swimming with the fishes.

call me ishmael said...

It is a lofty interpretation, mr mongoose, yours, of historical currents and I must say it is one which I constantly deploy myself - the assumption that things grow incrementally better - health and hygiene, education and human rights, and these are the areas for which you and I, at any rate, are happy to pay taxes and suffer the constraint of our actions by a collective of agreed, self-policing measures which we call lawnorder. There is a similar collective delusion, however, that history is recorded aright although, in fact, we know it is not, it is determined by people such as George Osborne and Rupert Murdoch and writ-down by professional historians - storytellers, propagandists and fabulists, some talk of Alexander and some of Hercules, as though it were true. There was a Panorama show, last night, about the wickedest , most cynical child sexual abuse, ignored and colluded-in by both the police and social services and by newspaper writers like Kelvin McKenzie, crowing that a twelve year old girl had "taken five lovers " that her persistent raping was a life-style choice; two children were taken from their own area to be trafficked elsewhere and when they escaped neither the cops in that area nor their local force would pay theur trainfare home. Just a glimpse, that, of how we are bamboozled by the Keepers of Truth's Flame. This wasn't Victorian England, this is happening now, the state and MediaMinster engaged in child sex slavery, and yer, the BBC, which makes Panorama is also the spiritual home of paedophilia.

I know that the Navy loves to claim that it stamped out slavery but what would you call the press gangs? We coulc push and pull at these, your precepts, all day and get nowhere, all I am saying, echoed, incidentally, in everything you have ever written here, past and present, is that history is written, taught and disseminated by the Owners, Simon Schama will take a different view from David Starkey, Plinh from Josephus, buf these are just differences in product branding, the approved syllabus remains the same, white man good, black man needing a hand-up: losing armies bad men, winning armies good men; individualism good collectivism bad. and as mr mike says, the cyber tumult is ceaseless, for every little, curious, questioning debating society, like this one, here, there are ten thousand preaching bigotry and hatred, a million portraying the cruel, sexual humiliation of women, children and sometimes men. All of it is history, the writing down, recording and portraying of the Now. Of course it is bunk.

A Canticle For Liebowitz portrays post-Apocalypsians treasuring charred scraps of ancient shopping lists, as though they were scripture, like us, they didn't know any fucking better, we, deluded bone worshippers, queueing, coins in hand, at the reliquaries of the Greatest Show on Earth, whilst our betters, the Princess and the Prince, duscuss what's real and what is not. Now, there is pompous.

call me ishmael said...

Although I couldn't quote a line from it, mr mike, the Book of Revelations is seldom far from what I call my mind, a sense of a Great Undoing, of Clarification and Assessment, Denouement but mainly of Explanation - these are all the ways in which You are bad and stupid. I feel twinges of it when watching the Cosmos shows, Sky at Night and such, and that bloke Chris AliBaba something, all telling me that thanks to people like Galileo, we can actually, using UV and radio waves and light, look back in time, almost to the point where there wasn't any Time, or anything else, or so they say, the clever monkeys.

The only way I can conceive of all that stuff is to not conceive of anything, to breath-out, trying to simultaneously expel thought and feel the nothing of Mother Void, but of course to feel it is to know it and it is Unknowable; those toothy, yellow bastards, down your way, they have concepts for non-thought and non-self, the having of which is, of course, contradictory in itselves.

The Abrahamicists' Big Book of Revenge, however, is like an over-florid, melodramatic balance sheet, in which all the shareholders are put to the sword, save for those pilgrims who progressed their painful way to the right hand of the CEO. I will dig out my big, gilded paper and leather-bound KJB and read it again, as the dark forces gather.

call me ishmael said...

Been listening, by the way, mr mongoose, to Mississippi John Hurt since I was fourteen and found his album in a Belfast record shop, levels my head, eases my mind, makes me smile; God's holy diazepam, John Hurt.

mongoose said...

But didn't Mississippi John write, or sing anyway, his own bit of history? Woman gone, dog dead, and one can only imagine, fixin' to die at any minute, his trace on history is no concoction of winner's lies. And there he is. Which may be little enough.

call me ishmael said...

He wasn't the stereotype you describe, mr mongoose,more sardonic than death-fixated, a believer, a bit risque but mostly loved for his right thumb, which rocked away in double time. and the warmth of his gentle, country blues performance. Hurt was discovered in the twenties or thirties, recorded and then forgotten about until the sixties, when the colleg folkies picked him up and gave him some concerts, record deals and, one hopes, some money. I take your point, however, with good grace.

I leave it with these lines, from Hurt's Stag-O-Lee:

Standin' on de gallows, Stag-O-Lee did curse,
De judge said, less kill him, 'fore he kill some of us,
He's a bad man, dat cruel Stag-O-Lee.
Standin' on de gallows. his head held way up high
At twelve o clock dey killed him, dey was all glad to see him die
He's a bad man, dat cruel Stag-O-Lee.

Our rolling histories, though, are partly told here, inside the cyber museum, where, like John Hurt's, all can see them. Or none.

mongoose said...

Yes, I found his Stagger Lee the other day. In truth, I must have listened to half a dozen at most. Another one whose corner of history is a narrow one but I see also that he was one of those hoovered up by the Library of Congress recording campaigns. The yanks may be toddler psycho-bastards when it come s to warfare but they do try to do some things right.

The streotype was an attempt, obviously fruitless, to point at the material rather than the man. He plays the guitar some I see.

call me ishmael said...

Huge treasure, Alan Lomax's field trips for the LOC, now replaced and impossibly extended by youtube, which, I think I have said previously should be in the custody of the UN. Hurt's, catalogue isn't vast, his repertoire limited but a lifetime later I still find him utterly charming and inimitable; he lacks the lewd hauteur of many blues players but no harm in that. He wrote, incidentally, the coffee blues, My Lovin' Spoonful, which led us to the delights of What A Day For A Daydream, if delights they be.

Mike said...

La Vache was once a synchrosed swimmer. That explains it all - the pinched nose, I mean.

Doug Shoulders said...

Synchronised swimming is weird.