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wSaturday, November 30, 2002


Deck the Halls

The Square filled with a million consumers
and much more.
The new Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
a giant Christmas tree,
an off-tune choir of Christendom's carols,
a gang of "Jews for Jesus,"
a very large Chanukah menorah,
some angry Arabs giving out their message,
three masked women giving out "buy nothing" leaflets,
a bunch of silly men dressed like Santa Claus,
a pro-peace
middle east
skit
performed by "Jews for Global Justice."

Cops in new frightening
black skinhead looking battle fatigues
who eventually arrested
a criminal
for riding his bycycle
while being
drunk.

Yesterday
I visited Pioneer Sq.
The busiest shopping day of the year.
Everyone trying to buy
and
give away happiness
and
God
and
peace
in the era of
Bush the Barbarian.


posted by stew at 3:13 PM


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Yesterday I visited Pioneer Sq. here in Portland. It's the busiest shopping day of the year with everyone trying to buy and give away happiness in the era of Bush the Barbarian.

The Square was filled with a million consumers and much more. There was the new Volkswagen Beetle Convertible to gaze on, a giant Christmas tree, an off-tune choir of Christendom's carols, a gang of "Jews for Jesus," a very large Chanukah menorah, some angry Arabs giving out their message, three masked women giving out "buy nothing" leaflets, a bunch of silly men dressed like Santa Claus, and a broadly acted pro-peace in the middle east skit being put on by "Jews for Global Justice."

In this surreal scene, it was the skit and the skit alone that attracted the attention of the police. Including some in those new frightening black skinhead looking battle fatigues. A cop told a representative of the performers:

"End this immediately. You don't have a permit. If you don't stop it, we will."

And the person told them it was only scheduled for ten minutes and promised to pass on the advice. The skit continued. The police went back and forth on their walkie-talkies and decided ten minutes wasn't such a long time to avoid the embarrassment of beating up Jews on Chanukah. And doing it in front of TV cameras.

The Portland cops are starting to look like thugs but in absence of FBI agents pushing them along the path to chaos, they retain certain practical tendencies.


posted by stew at 9:23 AM


wFriday, November 29, 2002


The Pardoner's Tale

I am puzzled.
George Bush pardoned a turkey!
When he was governor
of Texas,
he never
pardoned anybody
ever.

His State
led the nation
in
official murders
and he
enjoyed it.
And he boasted
about it.
But
he pardoned that turkey.

Could it be
the President
is confused?
Maybe he thinks
he can win the good favor
of
the Turkish government
for his Iraqi war
by showing
great mercy
to
one of its unfortunate
citizens?




posted by stew at 11:53 AM


wThursday, November 28, 2002


Thanks

Thanksgiving for what?

I guess,
I am grateful that I can still write this stuff
and that you can still read it.
And that we can write to each other,
agree and disagree.

Will my web site be up next year?
Will I still have an e-address?
Will you?

The Shadow Government thinks it knows.
Maybe so.
But not without my kicking and screaming
noisily
into
the night.

Stewa@aol.com


posted by stew at 10:52 AM


wWednesday, November 27, 2002


Moron?

Morons are complaining
that
Bush isn't worthy of their name.

How can he be?
After selecting
Kissinger
to find out
the
truth of 9/11.

A moron
couldn't be
that
evil.

A moron
couldn't be
that
ironic.





posted by stew at 10:44 AM


wTuesday, November 26, 2002


Every morning I come down stairs and Judy who is poring over the NY Times says "Bush's latest atrocity is..." We are living in the United States of Atrocity. And it's happening so quickly. All these new special laws that give the Junta dictatorial decision making power, creating a split society. The old democracy and the new tyranny. And Bush can push a button and decide what game he is going to play. Does this guy go to a special court? Does he get a real lawyer? Does the shadow government kill somebody? Start a war? It's a game show and Bush is the only contestant.


posted by stew at 8:38 AM


wMonday, November 25, 2002


I get tired of caring.
Your pain,
it's too much like my own,
boring by now,
coming out
in
your
nightmares
and
my anger.


posted by stew at 8:12 AM


wSunday, November 24, 2002


The mixed multitude
will star in "reality shows," providing diversion, entertainment and information for the police/military/political elites.

The people's lives will be observed as they are actually lived. No scripts. All forms of technology and gossip will be employed.

The FBI agents who once monitored the Black Panther Party, said it was a lot of fun. "Just like watching Amos n' Andy." Now we are all being turned into Ozzy Osbournes for their power and pleasure.

They will study us.
And if we hold their interest
they will manipulate us.
And if they are unpleased,
they may cancel us.


posted by stew at 1:08 PM