so damn insane

A special issue by the Imaginary Post Office of its 1 meglo maniac stamp, to mark the passing of a man who vowed to go the gallows a martyr. They hauled him from a hole in the ground and hanged him. Is it true that he had [tag]Mars bars[/tag] stashed in his hideout? We’ll never know what was said between he and Madeleine [tag]Albright[/tag], when they discussed Kuwait – was Kuwait really drilling horizontally into Iraqii oilfields?

[tag]Nestorian Christians[/tag] opened the gates of Baghdad to the Mongols. Hussein mentioned a Mongol leader in one of his speeches, Hulagu, who ordered the building of a pyramid of 800,000 skulls. Hussein compared the Americans to the Mongols. There is a poet from the Rocky Mountains (his name slips my mind) who wrote about the Alberta oilfields. He called burn-off flares: millionaire’s campfires.

Toast a weenie, anytime, folks. [tag]Hypocrisy[/tag] is a perpetually-burning fire.
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18 responses to “so damn insane”

  1. avatar Alan Says:

    I remember seeing some video of the torture condoned by Hussein – it was shown only once as I recall – it was unbearable to watch, like slow executions – men dying with spears in their bodies forced to run for entertainment. Like Auschwitz. Bush meanwhile kills hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, three thousand of our own troops, and no one stops him. “Freedom” is a dirty word with everything left to lose. Bush made it that way. Ignorance? I don’t think h’d give a damn; he probably thinks the Koran was made by Crayola. I’d say not like Romans either – they were pretty good at local governance. Of course there wasn’t the population to slaughter at that point….

    The real issue – how to go on, oneself, if one’s sensitive to this. Writing lyric poetry after Auschwitz might be easy but Celan killed himself.

    – Alan

  2. avatar Alan Says:

    I remember seeing some video of the torture condoned by Hussein – it was shown only once as I recall – it was unbearable to watch, like slow executions – men dying with spears in their bodies forced to run for entertainment. Like Auschwitz. Bush meanwhile kills hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, three thousand of our own troops, and no one stops him. “Freedom” is a dirty word with everything left to lose. Bush made it that way. Ignorance? I don’t think h’d give a damn; he probably thinks the Koran was made by Crayola. I’d say not like Romans either – they were pretty good at local governance. Of course there wasn’t the population to slaughter at that point….

    The real issue – how to go on, oneself, if one’s sensitive to this. Writing lyric poetry after Auschwitz might be easy but Celan killed himself.

    – Alan

  3. avatar runran Says:

    —> i read in ivo andric’s book, the bridge over the drina,
    how spikes can be inserted in the anus of a victim and
    lead out through the throat, while the poor soul remains alive

    Crayola Romans, is a humorous remix

    >:r

  4. avatar runran Says:

    —> i read in ivo andric’s book, the bridge over the drina,
    how spikes can be inserted in the anus of a victim and
    lead out through the throat, while the poor soul remains alive

    Crayola Romans, is a humorous remix

    >:r

  5. avatar Paul Says:

    Another man is dead…throughout history men have died. News makes their death relevant to all because they are supposed to have some relevance to all man. Are they really that relevant?

    Power and greed are what really drive this world to commit the crimes that it does. It has always happened…we just here about it more now…

    the west is evil in the east, the east is evil in the west. My jeans have got a better label than yours anyway!

    Fear and Death are good for profit…

    If our politicians were driven by the love for mankind they wouldn’t be politicians…they’d be spiritual leaders teaching peace, love and humanity…

    Politics being driven by religion…religion being driven by politics?

    Its all very confusing to me…

    Man consider themselves to be the pinnacle of evolutionary development…yet we haven’t even figured out what we are doing…

    An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind – Mahatma Gandhi

    PG

  6. avatar Paul Says:

    Another man is dead…throughout history men have died. News makes their death relevant to all because they are supposed to have some relevance to all man. Are they really that relevant?

    Power and greed are what really drive this world to commit the crimes that it does. It has always happened…we just here about it more now…

    the west is evil in the east, the east is evil in the west. My jeans have got a better label than yours anyway!

    Fear and Death are good for profit…

    If our politicians were driven by the love for mankind they wouldn’t be politicians…they’d be spiritual leaders teaching peace, love and humanity…

    Politics being driven by religion…religion being driven by politics?

    Its all very confusing to me…

    Man consider themselves to be the pinnacle of evolutionary development…yet we haven’t even figured out what we are doing…

    An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind – Mahatma Gandhi

    PG

  7. avatar Colin Says:

    Death of a megalomaniac, no doubt. And in the good old 18th century public hanging spirit as the BBC points out, with a little sectarian vengeance thrown in. Yeah, I’m still wondering if Albright suckered Hussain, and what the Kuwaitis might have been up to. Interestingly the Chinese and the Mongolians (Outer) are now debating about who should be able to claim Genghis Khan as a culture hero.

  8. avatar Colin Says:

    Death of a megalomaniac, no doubt. And in the good old 18th century public hanging spirit as the BBC points out, with a little sectarian vengeance thrown in. Yeah, I’m still wondering if Albright suckered Hussain, and what the Kuwaitis might have been up to. Interestingly the Chinese and the Mongolians (Outer) are now debating about who should be able to claim Genghis Khan as a culture hero.

  9. avatar runran Says:

    Hi Colin,

    It seems likely they can both claim lineage.

    >:r

  10. avatar runran Says:

    Hi Colin,

    It seems likely they can both claim lineage.

    >:r

  11. avatar Mazzy Says:

    My memory slipped and fell years ago. It hasn’t been the same since.

    All the reports and all the reports and all the reports of exactly what happened, what was said and done, and that focus on the ‘manner of dying’. Does it matter exactly how. Does it? A man is dead, a man is dead (as per Peter Gabriel’s song ‘Biko’). Dejected/dignified? Means/ends? Heads/tails? Well, yes, of course it probably does matter very much in every specific individual instance.

    But what I really wanted to do was point at Yann Martel’s story ‘Manners of Dying’ (which is in his collection ‘The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios’. After the reports (and all the reports…) of the execution I understood that story just a little bit more. (Well, phew, that’s a relief then. At least something came of all those deaths…)

  12. avatar Mazzy Says:

    My memory slipped and fell years ago. It hasn’t been the same since.

    All the reports and all the reports and all the reports of exactly what happened, what was said and done, and that focus on the ‘manner of dying’. Does it matter exactly how. Does it? A man is dead, a man is dead (as per Peter Gabriel’s song ‘Biko’). Dejected/dignified? Means/ends? Heads/tails? Well, yes, of course it probably does matter very much in every specific individual instance.

    But what I really wanted to do was point at Yann Martel’s story ‘Manners of Dying’ (which is in his collection ‘The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios’. After the reports (and all the reports…) of the execution I understood that story just a little bit more. (Well, phew, that’s a relief then. At least something came of all those deaths…)

  13. avatar runran Says:

    stamp

    lest we forget

  14. avatar runran Says:

    stamp

    lest we forget

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