Thursday, June 22, 2006

coming up...

it won't be long. do you feel the rumbling of the earth? do you see the skies darken? is that the terrible pressure of deafening thunder? what manner of horror descends from those savage heavens?

The Second Coming
- W.B. Yeats

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?


what "rough beast" indeed? well, the new column by Hosho McCreesh will burst forth from the ugly darkness and seek to

...INDICT everyone & everything that uses ANY BELIEF STRUCTURE to justify inhuman behavior, hides behind it, pretends their god condones it--whatever. & what I want to address most of all is WHAT HUMAN ANIMALS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING ON THIS PLANET. I want a BIG PICTURE approach that is SO BIG that it forgets man-made borders, man-made governments, man-made gods & instead focuses on this tiny little planet in a 2nd rate solar system, tucked away in this lonely little corner of the universe...& this MISFIT who can't seem to figure out how to live there & survive.

- Hosho McCreesh


and if that isn't some kind of stand against the savage heavens, against the "rough beasts" of our sorry world, I don't know what is.

watch for THE SECOND COMING here at UPRIGHT soon.

12 Comments:

Blogger j.b said...

oh, you KNOW i'm looking forward to this shit...

also, i feel i am blessed (to use a religionist term) to have found so many like-minded individuals on this outpost of our solar system (a 2nd rate one, as Hosho says).

anyway...looking forward to Hosho's column.

9:46 AM  
Blogger christopher cunningham said...

man, me too. he sounds excited and ready to bring it. it won't be long, puny mortals.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Luis said...

I'm looking forward to the second coming as well.

10:27 PM  
Blogger j.b said...

i never took you for a christian zealot, Luis...haw!

9:30 AM  
Blogger christopher cunningham said...

we could all use a little jesus, don't you think...

9:51 AM  
Blogger Luis said...

ha!

3:03 PM  
Blogger j.b said...

the littler the better, chris. ;)

10:26 PM  
Blogger Luis said...

well, tomorrow, Mexico will need some divine intervention in their game against Argentina. Si Se Puede! Yes We Can.

12:11 AM  
Blogger christopher cunningham said...

no doubt j.b.

we all need a tiny jesus to carry with us. like a pda to god.

SI SE PUEDE INDEED LCB! GO MEX!

12:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tommy here:

you pagan hippies make me sick. Dear Leader's nation is a Christian place and while I don't necessarily understand that poem, or poems in general, and while I am properly afraid of jesus' return no matter what size he is, I trust my gut on things and none of this feels particularly patriotic.

and while we here at the NSA despise everything French, we also have money on them at the world cup so we are pulling for those cheese eating surrender monkeys.

watch yourselves, citizens.

end transmission

12:38 AM  
Blogger Luis said...

Pulling for the French? Have you guys lost your minds. I guess it's these contradictions that we must wary of & keeps Americans paranoid. As for having money on the French, I don't doubt it, as so much money is always wasted by the government on such things hippies do not support.

6:13 PM  
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