Consummatum est

Top­ic pro­vid­ed by Miles Budimir was: “2nd law of ther­mo­dy­nam­ics (entropy, etc…)”

Writ­ing time: 47 min­utes.

Dis­card­ed ideas: empiricism/mysticism, using wry­neck form

Kept ideas: cat­a­log, light tone with seri­ous top­ic

I shall fall off a cliff and die
and like a blind dog falling off the same cliff,
my son will die, and his son; 
from that same cliff until, one day, that
fucking cliff will fall off itself.

its crumbs shall crumble into themselves
until the earth becomes a peppery dust
that makes the sun sneeze; blown away. 

The waning moon will wonder 
what it did deserve this. 

                                yea verily,
and the sun shall use the last 
fingernail crescent of the moon for a
toothpick before going nova.

Eventually,
the empty wake of space will lap against itself
for a bit, and at that ceasing; here,
after the end of time, and not since before the beginning
of time, for the second time,
it may be quiet enough to think.

Bad Karma and America Bashing

it would have been bad kar­ma to bash the amer­i­can media about patri­o­tism yes­ter­day so i held off until today. on my shift wednes­day night i was glanc­ing through a Time and Newsweek and mar­veled at the amount of pro­pa­gan­da that was present in the pub­li­ca­tions. This is eeri­ly like the devel­op­ment of the fas­cist sys­tem in Orwell’s 1984. every arti­cle and many of the adver­tise­ments pro­mot­ed a sort of blind unques­tion­ing alle­giance toward new pol­i­cy and oth­er gov­ern­ment action. Patri­o­tism it appears, has reached the point where either you must sup­port every aspect of gov­ern­ment or be in league with ter­ror­ists. i imag­ine the mccarthy era was like this except instead of being a pinko com­mie, you are help­ing out Islam­ic fanat­ics. the last time i checked, there wasn’t a law against this but now it appears that the Patri­ot Bill and office of Home­land Secu­ri­ty have changed our civ­il lib­er­ties in some very fun­da­men­tal ways. That is scary enough, but when our source of ‘free’ speech effec­tive­ly con­demns all naysay­ing I feel a lit­tle claus­tro­pho­bic. Why for instance do we need anoth­er gov­ern­ment over­sight admin­is­tra­tion for the cit­i­zens, if the FBI and CIA aren’t work­ing well, then make them bet­ter, don’t cre­ate a new sys­tem. its like tak­ing a car to the junk­yard because it has a flat tire and then ask­ing the GM to build you a new one from scratch. as far as i can tell, the US is los­ing the war on ter­ror­ism, because the US isn’t quite the land of the free that it used to be.

as for the whole pledge of alle­giance mum­bo­jum­bo, will the sep­a­ra­tion between church and state reach the point where ‘God Bless Amer­i­ca” is banned and reli­gious lob­by­ists are pre­vent­ed from express­ing their desires for new leg­is­la­tions? will reli­gion end up being banned alto­geth­er since the USA as an enti­ty allows church­es on her soil. i can see it com­ing. dubya’s gov­ern­ment is a scary scary thing.

i’d bet­ter hop on my plane to Pak­istan now since it is obvi­ous from the pre­vi­ous para­graphs that i am a cause of the prob­lem and not just an Amer­i­can exer­cis­ing my right to free speech. omy­god they are here already, bang­ing on the door! i haven’t even post­ed yet.! big broth­er is every­where!