While I enjoy being scolded by really sharp scolding, I confess I like me some empire, yo.
I realize the error of my reasoning: empires, like the possum* currently dying in my backyard
(or a certain soccer team) are compelled to survive by any and all shitty means, and still I insist that as long as empires are inevitable - and I'm too stoopid to see alternatives - less shitty empires, as they affect me and mine personally, are better than shittier empires.
Jeebus I'm tired of this argument, but as long as I'm motivated by my self-interests and you're motivated by your self-interests, and every dying possum is motivated by its self-interest, we either need all abdicate our self-interest simultaneously and live in cooperative bliss (which has happened in history exactly never) or work to entangle our self-interests so that you fuck me you fuck you worse.
Give me incentives to deepen my complicity. Bribing me works better than beating me. We choose between those who beat us because they have to and those who beat us because they want to.
*So I go outside to pick the possum up with a shovel (lordy, you should have heard Earthgirl scream when she went outside to feed the feral cats living under our shed (another story for another day) and almost steps on the possum - teehee!) and get close to the possum and the damn thing was breathing. I call Moco animal control and within an hour (!!!) the motherfucking imperialists send out a van and pick the possum up. The woman said they'll evaluate the possum and if it's not near death, they'll release it in the woods.
Draw your own parable.
- Maybe a redux, but worth a read if you haven't.
- Most dishonest asshole in America.
- At least this asshole is honest in his assholery.
- Assholes: the civil war.
- When assholes feel constrained at yelling NIGGER!
- I am not wearing the clothes that I'm wearing.
- On teh pig spaz.
- HEY! New Gerald Stern poem.
- Yeah, but when's Power's next novel?
Updates later. Or not.
Youtube and typepad still not talking. Typepad help says they don't see a problem (though this has been an issue in the past). They suggest I just link to the music. Um, fuck that.
Meanwhile, imagine Martha and the Muffins' "Echo Beach" while looking at this clumsily related Moco landmark!
Click to enlarge (possum, too)>