Sunday, October 03, 2010

Daily Bleed for October 3rd

Daily Bleed in full,

"This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land."
American folk singer, composer, rebel free spirit.



1800 -- Poet William Wordsworth meets the Leech Gatherer.
"How is it that you live, & what is it you do?"

1889 -- Germany: Carl von Ossietzky lives, Hamburg. Pacifist &
winner of the Nobel Peace Prize while in a Nazi concentration camp.

1895 -- Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage is
published in book form.

1896 -- England: British socialist, designer, printer, author,
William Morris dies, Kelmscott house. Wrote the utopian
novel News From Nowhere.

Daily Bleed Saint, 2000-2008
Patron Saint of socialist Arts & Crafts Movement.

1897 -- France: Louis Aragon lives, Paris. Poet, novelist, &
essayist, active in the DaDa movement, a founder of Surrealism
with Paul Éluard, André Breton, Luis Buñuel among others.
Also a political activist & spokesman for communism.

1901 -- Nietzsche’s sister Cosima, a raving anti-Semite, publishes
the fabricated book Will to Power, based on a draft project he
had tossed out in 1888.

"...this time however I come as the victorious
Dionysus, who will turn the world into a holiday..."

— Nietzsche (from his last "insane" letter to Cosima Wagner)

1909 -- US:Lois Waisbrooker dies. American sex radical, anarchist,
spiritualist, freethinker, free love advocate & feminist.

1920 -- Dr. Marie Equi (1872-1952) is imprisoned at San Quentin,
California this month to serve a three year term which was later
commuted to a year & a half.

1925 -- Gore Vidal, gay author/actor (Roma, Celluloid Closet, etc.),
screenwriter, lives, West Point, New York. Wrote three detective
novels under the name of Edgar Box, which didn't gain any success,
from critics or readers. His attack on sexual norms brought him into
conflict with such macho writers as his socialist pal Norman Mailer.
A critic of the American National Security State, the
media-induced United States of Amnesia...

1926 -- US: Samuel H. Day, Jr. lives (1926-2001), Media, Pennsylvania.
Journalist, civil libertarian & opponent of nuclear weapons who led a
leftist magazine in a landmark First Amendment court battle over the
publication of an article on the hydrogen bomb. He died at age 74, a
self-proclaimed "Old Codger for Peace." A very nice tribute page at:

1945 -- US: Going to the Dogs? Seven-state Greyhound bus
labor strike.

1965 -- Cuba: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Che Guevara
bags his government job.

1967 -- Folk singer Woody Guthrie dies of Huntington's Chorea
in New York City. He was 52.

As I went walking, I saw a sign there
On the sign it said NO TRESPASSING
But on the other side it didn't say nothing
That side was made for you & me!

"Cause sometimes you hear'em when the night times comes creeping
& you fear that they might catch you a-sleeping
& you jump from yer bed, from yer last chapter of dreamin'
& you can't remember for the best of yer thinking
If that was you in the dream that was screaming
& you know that it's something special you're needin'
& you know that there's no drug that'll do for the healin'
& no liquor in the land to stop yer brain from bleeding...

— Bob Dylan, "Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie"

1968 -- US: Yippie Jerry Rubin arrives at HUAC's inquiry into
August uprisings with a toy M-16 & a red, blue & yellow cape —
resembling a Viet Cong flag.

1970 -- US: Large Strike Zone? Baseball umpires call their
first strike. Strike one & you're out?

1985 -- US: Radical illustrator Hugo Gellert speaks at "Masses"
exhibition at Whitney Museum, New York.

1990 -- Humpty Dumpty?: Eleven months after East Germany
opens its borders to the West & dismantles the infamous Berlin Wall...

1990 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President
declares martial law, all Trainites are arrested.

Brunner’s affirmation of Austin Train’s political calling as the
critical negation of the existing order is framed by his vision
of an America with,

No future whatsoever except imminent self-destruction.

2003 -- US: Anarchist People of Color Conference, Motor City, Michigan.

- 214 [After Ford] -- Hypnopaedia first used on common folk.


"It is not enough to succeed.
Others must fail."

— Gore Vidal


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