Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Daily Bleed for February 2nd

History, Stephen said, is a nightmare
                     from which I am trying to awake.

                     — James Joyce

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Choice morsels,


Irish modernist writer, experimental novelist.


BEAR CHASE FESTIVAL, Pyrénées: a pretend bear chases
men dressed as women. After an amorous interlude, the
bear is 'killed', revived, shaved & killed again — paradoxical
play & sexual inversion to contend hierarchies of gender.


1848 -- Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends US war with Mexico.

    After invasion by peace-loving US, Mexico cedes parts of
    California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado
    & Texas Mexico to the US.

1859 -- Havelock Ellis, American sex reformer, lives.

Daily Bleed Saint, 2004
Pioneer sexologist, closet pervert, liberated a full
generation of uptight Americans.

            "The place where optimism most
            flourishes is the lunatic asylum."

1869 -- Burma Shave?: James Oliver invents the removable
tempered steel plow blade.

1872 -- This month Joshua Norton I, greatest Leader America
has ever known, "Dei Gratia" Emperor
of the United States & Protector of Mexico,

                 "Fires All Public Officials"

                 — 1872 (exact day unknown)

1876 -- US: National Baseball League forms, consisting of
Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York, Philadelphia,
St. Louis, Louisville & Hartford.

& the right field bleechers go mad with Chicanos & blacks
                  & Brooklyn beer-drinkers,
             "Tito! Sock it to him, sweet Tito!"
        & sweet Tito puts his foot in the bucket
       & smacks one that don't come back at all,
                & flees around the bases
      like he's escaping from the United Fruit Company.
         As the gringo dollar beats out the pound.
     & sweet Tito beats it out like he's beating out usury,
            not to mention fascism & anti-semitism.
                  & Juan Marichal comes up,
       & the Chicano bleechers go loco again...

    — excerpt, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "Baseball Canto"

1882 -- James Joyce lives, Dublin, Ireland.

1894 -- Roman Delgado lives, (1894-1952). Spanish
anarchist who emigrated to America at 16 & joined
a Magoniste group in San Antonio, Texass.

1905 -- Russian-born Joan Rivers/Phyllis Diller wanna-be
& American writer whose work fronts her philosophy of
objectivism (moralizing autocrats), Ayn Rand lives.

    Wrote a pot-boiler, The Fountainhead, extolling greed &
    individual acts without conscience. Important film critic &
    so-called defender of the individual against the state &
    collectivism, who slavishly adopted the missionary position
    before that august governmental body, HUAC (investigating
    Hollywood actor-communists plotting to take over the world),
    as a voluntary & friendly long-winded gas-bag of a witness.

    Also a blatant racist & defender of genocide of Native Americans.

1931 -- The first US citizens are "repatriated" from the nation
as Los Angeles Chicanos are deported to Mexico.

    Within four years 400,000 Mexican-Americans,
    many US citizens living here as long as 40 years,
    are "repatriated".

1938 -- US: Firebrand Emma Tenayuca
leads pecan shellers strike, San Antonio, Texass.

1938 -- England: During this month Emma Goldman plans a spring
benefit for the SIA (International Antifascist Solidarity); sponsors
include art critic Herbert Read, Laurence Housman, Havelock
Ellis, John Cowper Powys, George Orwell, & Rebecca West,
among others.

1939 -- England: This month Emma Goldman is frantic with
worry until she receives firm news of the whereabouts of
anarchists who have escaped from Catalonia after the collapse
of the resistance in Spain. Also this month, IISH informs Emma
that her archive has been sent to England in case the Nazis invade
the Netherlands.

1948 -- Radio broadcast of Antonin Artaud's "Pour En
Finir Avec le Judgement de Dieu" is canceled. A heretic's
scatological tirade at the extreme of the linguistic lunatic fringe,
it was perhaps Artaud's electronic revenge against his incarcerators
— an invective broadcast from the end of the mind.

1962 -- US: Land of the Free? Not in the Halls: University of Washington
bans campus speech by Gus Hall, head of Communist Party USA.

1970 -- England: Philosopher/activist Bertrand Russell dies.
His War Crimes Tribunal was instrumental in providing a
world forum which could not be ignored (even by US media),
revealing US lies & atrocities perpetrated during the Vietnam War years.

1972 -- Tribute for the anarchist poet/author Kenneth Patchen
held at City Lights Poets Theater.


          "The governors of the world believe, & have
         always believed, that virtue can only be taught
            by teaching falsehood, & that any man who
          knew the truth would be wicked. I disbelieve
        this, absolutely & entirely. I believe that love of
            truth is the basis of all real virtue, & that
           virtues based upon lies can only do harm."

                                   — Bertrand Russell


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