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Friday, October 03, 2008

the zona

Ah, there is nothing so fine as comments sections. The NYT and the Washington Post have been filling up with indignant comments since Paulsen’s Wall Street Cargo Cult plan – (buy holy objects, wait until spirit appears, sell again) – shocked the complacent American householder. And, surprisingly, from shore to shore, they’ve been hardworkin’ savin’, scrimpin’ and so squeakily virtuous that heaven looks down in envy! Who would have guessed? All the time I thought it was the householders that elected Bush twice, looked on with bloodlust and shiteating grins as we invaded Iraq, took out 800 billion dollars in home loan equity, and watched with greed and no inclination to question as housing prices became the little guy’s stockmarket – bound to go up! Are these the same people who resided in a country most known, for the last eight years, for its trade deficits and its charming deal with China – buy our T-notes and we will buy your bloodspeckled plastic toys! I musta been livin’ in the wrong country.

And now, of course, the bills for the fun filled political vacation come due. When Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California, the first thing he did was Charge IT! – to a round of cheers from those scrimpin and savin’ burgermen, working all day, thinking of Jesus Christ all night. After all, why pay for the structures you need every day when – as Mr. Magician said in that beautiful Christmas Classic, It’s a Wonderful Reagan-y Kinda Life, – the magic of the marketplace makes lower taxes bring in more revenue! We owe it to ourselves! We can’t surrender to terrorists! We can’t return to the days of tax and spend! Class warfare! As the man says:


Quelli che son dentro la merda fin qui, oh yeah
Quelli che con una bella dormita passa tutto anche il cancro, oh yeah
Quelli che, quelli che non possono crederci anche adesso che la terra e’ rotonda, oh yeah, oh yeah
Quelli che hanno paura del aeroplano, oh yeah
Quelli che non hanno mai avuto un incidente mortale, oh yeah
Quelli che non ci sentiamo
Quelli che a un certo punto della vita ci vorrebbe una arma segreta, ostia, oh yeah

I’m sure there are whole sections of Abu Ghraib that are on lockdown, so intense is the sympathetic weeping for those who trying to sell their McHummers, those calling in about the “minorities” getting special deals from the government and hasn’t this brought the whole fuckin’ thing down, those who have to eat out less, those who have to tell their kids, we’ll go to the dentist next year... oh yeah!

You can tell LI is deeply, deeply moved. I like the timing of the California plea (dear Santa, send us Eight billion dollars and we promise to be good all year!) as the Cargo Cult bill is signed by the Great Fly himself, going out of office in high drama – tough and weathered, a cowboy who has brought us Victory with a V, not white flags with a W, in Iraq – and don’t you feel so much freer? Constipation gone? Song in your heart? Perhaps you are triphoping down HangSaddam Avenue this very afternoon! I know I am.

This is the Zona. The “ghost wind.” The Fore have a long history with the Zona. When it blows, the victims of kuru tremble. Others pile up leaves, dirt and excrement and carefully store it in their huts, thinking that it will turn into metal. The Zona is in control here, people. I am merely its scruffy little pissant prophet.

2 comments:

Scissors MacGillicutty said...

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northanger said...

AQ 152 = THE ZONA = ENIATUS = OEDIPUS = PLUTON = SUCCOTH = VEVALIAH (43rd AQ-296 SHEMHAMEPHORESH; Pisces 00º-05º ~ AQ-144 FURFUR {34}; AQ-192 ANGEL OF WAR, AQ-273 DOMINATING KING, AQ-295 GOD, KING AND RULER, AQ-346 DEMUEL, ANGEL OF MERCY, AQ-349 DEUS REX DOMINATOR, AQ-367 GOD OF POWER OR MIGHT, AQ-367 THE HOLY NAME OF SOLU, AQ-453 VAMEDIAH, ANGEL OF SEVERITY, AQ-563 20TH OCTOBER UNTIL THE 24TH OCTOBER, AQ-578 HEAVILY VEILED PROPHET OF POWER, AQ-578 VAMEDIAH, ANGEL OF SEVERITY (PISCES), AQ-1486 PSALM 88:13 BUT UNTO THEE HAVE I CRIED, O LORD; AND IN THE MORNING SHALL MY PRAYER PREVENT THEE).

AQ 594 = THE ZONA IS IN CONTROL HERE, PEOPLE = A POT OF GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW = A SOURCE OF OFTEN UNAVOWED DELIGHT = ALL YOUR DECISIONS ARE BELONG TO ME (AQ-252 CARGO CULT BILL, AQ-252 KEYNESIANISM) = APPROVAL OF THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT = DEEP DEEP DEEP DEEP DEEP DEEP DEEP DEEP DEEP = DUPLEX ORDER OF 1-STEP SUCCESSION (AQ-245 QUAG-CULTURE) = FOLLOW THE MOVEMENT OF THE POINT (AQ-454 EMPIRICAL GEOPHILOSOPHY) = IRAN HAS NO AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT = MULTI-DIRECTIONAL AIR INITIATION (AQ-694 THE CHANNELING OF AIR BY DIFFERENT REGIONS) = NOTHING REMAINED BUT PURE KILLING = PHALLIC APPROACH APOCALYPTIC ZERO ("To what extent does Abrahamic Monotheism put a gradient into history that is lacking within pagan-cyclic temporality" ~ Abrahamic Monotheism and apocalypticism is profoundly linear in its phallic approach apocalyptic zero) = RESEMBLING A GOD IN POWER AND BEAUTY (AQ-192 ANTITHEOS) = SEPARATION BETWEEN BODIES AND AFFECT = SIMCHAT TORAH - THE FINALE OF SUKKOT = SOMETHING THAT DESERVES RESPECT = SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN LETTERS (AQ-246 ROBERTO BOLAÑO) = STEPS IN MONTE CARLO SIMULATION = TEAMWORK, EXPERTISE AND CONFIDENCE = THE BLACK-WHITE RIGOR OF FRENCH LOGIC = THE UNKNOWN GOD OF CHOKMAH IN LIBER 418 | (AQ-149 KATECHON) = THEORY OF CREATIVE LIFE STRATEGY (AQ-90 TCLS, AQ-109 TRIZ) = THEY FEED FROM THE MANY-BREASTED ONE = TO REFLECT THE COMMUNITY'S SENSE (AQ-353 ESTIMATIVE LANGUAGE) = UNCONSCIOUS PREDISPOSITIONS (AQ-440 GENETIC PREDISPOSITION).

AQ 872 = I AM MERELY ITS SCRUFFY LITTLE PISSANT PROPHET = FAIRTRADE LABELLING ORGANIZATIONS INTERNATIONAL = FOR A NEWSPAPER PERSON EMBARGO HAS A SPECIFIC MEANING = HERMETIC PRACTICES HAVE NO SUBVERSIVE POTENTIAL = IS THIS THE PRICE FOR HAVING LEARNED HOW NOT TO CRY = NEWS… QUESTIONED ALONGSIDE PROPAGANDA OR OPINION = PERTURBED BY A PULSED OR ALTERNATING MAGNETIC FIELD (AQ-278 EARTH'S FIELD NMR) = RESIST ATTEMPTS TO PRESERVE OLD CONSTRAINTS = SIMULATED PAST OF A FUTURE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AQ-328 TIME-COMPRESSION) = THE ART OF WHICH IS TO RESEMBLE THE WORK OF DESTINY = THE MOST VIOLENT FORM OF THAT PARTICULAR ENERGY (AQ-447 TEN OF WANDS ~ OPPRESSION) = WHEN THE EAGLE RETURNS, WE WILL AGAIN BE A GREAT NATION (AQ-289 JONAS SHAWANDASE) = WORTH CONSIDERING THE EFFECT UPON OTHER NATIONS (AQ-471 THE NATIONAL PERSONALITY).

AQ 1466 = THE ZONA IS IN CONTROL HERE, PEOPLE. I AM MERELY ITS SCRUFFY LITTLE PISSANT PROPHET = THE FUTURE OF INTELLIGENCE CROSSLINKS WITH CHANGES IN THE INTENSIVE NATURE OF TIME (AQ-328 TIME-COMPRESSION :: Whilst ubiquitous, these real trend curves prove intractable to mathematical models presupposing a metric time-dimension, necessitating sporadic arbitrary rectifications. Extensive accelerations described by positive exponentials, or doubling-periods are unable to capture intensive compressions, in which time itself mutates through negative exponentials of time-halving trends. Beyond the domain of extensive speeds and relative velocities lie the occult zones of true time-compression, in which the future of intelligence crosslinks with changes in the intensive nature of time).