Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Daily Bleed for February 22nd

Unblemished fruit, untouched by worm or frost,
whose firm, polished skin cries out to be bitten!

— Baudelaire

Bleed Web page, with a buncha clickerdoodles:

Some few excerpts:


Founder of Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Dada genius.
See our Daily Bleed Saint Page.


the Red God, God of racing.


1860 -- US: Barefoot In The Park? Nationwide shoemakers' strike.

1886 -- Dada cabaret founder & poet Hugo Ball lives, Pirmasens,
Germany. A staunch pacifist, leaves Germany during World War I
for neutral Switzerland in 1916.

"Everybody their own Football."


1892 -- Edna St. Vincent Millay lives (1892-1950), Rockland,
Maryland. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. (See yesterday's
closing poem)

1900 -- Surrealist filmmaker/director Luis Buñuel lives,
Calanda, Spain. Noted for his early Surrealist films & his work in the
Mexican commercial cinema. Bunuel is distinguished for his highly
personal style & controversial obsession with social injustice,
religious excess, gratuitous cruelty, & eroticism.

1900 -- Meridel Le Sueur (1900-1996), writer about working-class
women, & justice seeker, lives. See Constance Coiner, "Better Red:
The Writing & Resistance of Tillie Olsen & Meridel Le Sueur".

1930 -- Italy: Camillo Berneri sentenced to six months in prison.

1937 -- Tomás Herreros Miguel dies. Writer, gifted speaker, organizer,
& a street activist. Spanish militant frequently jailed — it was while cooling
his heels in a Madrid jail that he introduced Diego Abad de Santillán to anarquismo.

CNT militant, editor of "Solidaridad Obrera" & "Tierra y Libertad,"
Herreros' high profile accounts for his having been harassed & even
targeted for murder (rightwing gunmen stabbed him with
a stiletto as he stood in front of his book stand).

1942 -- Suicide of Stefan & Lotte Zweig. State funeral at Petropolis
cemetery. German poet/translator/biographer, short-story
writer/novelist, Stefan achieved fame with his interpretations of
many imaginary & historical characters.

1965 -- US: Sam Lovejoy cuts down a weather tower for
a proposed nuclear plant, Montague, Massachusetts. First act
of civil disobedience against nuclear power in America.

1977 -- Italy: Following a trade-union open meeting in Naples,
luxury shops are plundered.

1999 -- American poet William Bronk (1918-1999) dies, some
time at night, apparently peacefully.

2001 -- John Fahey (1939-2001), eccentric folk guitarist heralded
as a unique alchemist of American roots music & a powerful influence
on his peers, dies, aged 61.

2003 -- Canada: Rooting Out Evil sends a team of volunteer weapons
inspectors into that greatest of rogue nations, the United States of

The campaign gathered the support from more than 25,000
virtual weapons inspectors who supported the team (which
found proof of their existence).

"We have selected the US as our first priority based on
criteria provided by the Bush administration.

According to those criteria, the most dangerous states
are those run by leaders who:

1) have massive stockpiles of chemical, biological,
& nuclear weapons;
2) ignore due process at the United Nations;
3) refuse to sign and honour international treaties; &
4) have come to power through illegitimate means.

The then current US administration fulfills all these criteria...

2003 -- Anarchist, artist & bus conductor Arthur Moyse
dies, ripe young age of 88.

2004 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Education
Secretary Rod Paige calls the nation's largest teachers union,
National Education Association (NEA), a "terrorist organization"
during a White House meeting with state governors. Everyone
but this fool knows, of course, it's the students who are the real

The Bush administration maintains it has the right to imprison
citizens or non-citizens indefinitely without trial or access to lawyers,
family members or journalists, as long as they are suspected terrorists.

"Every Child Left Behind" will make a catchy a new education motto.



In these hands, the cities; in my weather, the armies
Of better things than die
To the scaly music of war.

The different men, who are dead,
Had cunning; they sought green lives
In a world blacker than your world;
But you have nourished the taste of sickness
Until all other tastes are dull in your mouths;
It is only we who stand outside the steaming tents
Of hypocrisy & murder
Who are "sick" —
This is the health you want.

Yours is the health of the pig which roots up
The vines that would give him food;
Ours is the sickness of the deer which is shot
Because it is the activity of hunters to shoot him.

In your hands, the cities, in my world, the marching
of nobler feet than walk down a road
Deep with the corpses of every sane & beautiful thing.

— Kenneth Patchen


— Auntie Up, 1997-3666, more or less, sooner or later

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