Sunday, February 20, 2011

Daily Bleed for February 20th

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— Kurt Schwitters, "What a b what a b what a beauty"

Web thing, in full

Some selections:

Great orator, writer, Black emancipationist.


South Asian Immigrants.


1725 -- North America: 10 sleeping Indians scalped by Capt.
Lovewell & troops at Wakefield (in what will be New Hampshire)
for scalp bounty. First recorded instance of scalping.

"Any white person who brought the element of
civilization had the right to take over this continent."

— Ayn Rand, bladdermouth

1834 -- US: Oneida Community founded in upstate New York,
as a communistic community in which work & life are to be
shared. Friendly cooperation with the surrounding Indian tribes
is actively sought & achieved.

1839 -- US: Congress prohibits dueling in District of Columbia.
Population of politicians explodes, rivaling sewer rats.

1882 -- Margarethe Faas-Hardegger lives (1882-1963). Studied law,
& was in contact with Munich bohemian & Berlin anarchist circles.
Preached & practiced free love & was lovers with Gustav
Landauer & Erich Mühsam.

1890 -- Italy: In Genoa, a group of Italian anarchists, including
Giovanni Rossi (aka Cardias) embarks on a boat to Brazil, to
found the experimental Cecilia Colony.

1892 -- Oscar Wilde play "Lady Windermere's Fan" opens in London.

1895 -- US: Frederick Douglass escaped slave, antislavery leader,
adviser to Lincoln, dies at 78.

In an 1857 address Douglass proclaims:

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess
to favor freedom, & yet deprecate agitation, are men who want
crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without
thunder & lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar
of its many waters. Power concedes nothing without a demand.
It never did & it never will."

1897 -- Painter Ivan Albright lives.

1898 -- Anton Ciliga lives; philosopher, activist, anarchist. Active in
the Russian Revolution. Wrote Crise d'Etat dans la Yougoslavie de Tito
(1974), L'insurrection de Cronstadt et la destinée de la révolution
russe (1983), etc.

"Neither God nor Master, a
voice from the depths of my
subconscious whispered.
Perceptible, firm, imperative.
The portrait of Lenin from the
table of my cell was torn in
thousand pieces & tossed into the
trash can... "

— Anton Ciliga, Dix ans au pays du
mensonge déconcertant

1902 -- Nature photographer Ansel Adams lives, Frisco,
Daily Bleed Saint April 22, 2003-05
Sensitive photographer of natural beauty, celebrant of wild(er)ness.

1915 -- US: Mother Earth "Red Revel" Ball takes place in New York
City; attended by close to 800 people of many nationalities.
Them anarchists do know how to party!

1924 -- France: Ernesto Bonomini kills Nicola Bonservizi,
a fascist propagandist & personal friend of Mussolini's. A
sympathetic court gives him eight years in prison.

1929 -- "American" Samoa is organized as a US territory.
Free, Free at last!

1934 -- US: Utopian Society in Los Angeles starts chain-letter
campaign informing US citizens that "Profit is the root of all evil."
Pass the word...

1934 -- Virgil Thomson's opera "Four Saints in Three Acts" opens in NYC.
Gertrude Stein, the librettist, attends, after years abroad.

1950 -- Dylan Thomas arrives in New York for his first series of
American poetry readings. Welsh poet, drunk, high-liver, lifestyle

Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

1967 -- Kurt Cobain, of Seattle grunge band Nirvana, lives.

1968 -- US: The Fugs exorcise the grave of Beloved & Respected
Comrade Leader Senator Joe "I have here in my hand..." McCarthy.

[Due to the Daily Bleed's High Family Decency Standards,
we cannot speculate on what part of his anatomy was in hand.]

2005 -- US: Gonzo-journalist Hunter Thompson dies, 67, a suicide.

November 2004:

"We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world,
a nation of bullies & bastards who would rather kill than live

"We are not just Whores for power & oil, but killer whores
with hate & fear in our hearts. We are human scum, & that is
how history will judge us.

"No redeeming social value. Just whores...."


"We have heard that a half million children
have died," said 60 Minutes reporter Lesley
Stahl, speaking of US sanctions against Iraq.

"I mean, that's more children than died in
Hiroshima. & — and you know, is the price
worth it?"

Her guest, May 1996, U.N. Ambassador
Madeleine Albright, a great liberal, responds:

"I think this is a very hard choice, but the price
— we think the price is worth it."

— "Los Angeles Times"


— anti-Price 1997-3666-2011

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