THE INFORMATION #875 FEBRUARY 12, 2016

THE INFORMATION #875

FEBRUARY 12, 2016
Copyright 2016 FRANCIS DIMENNO
francisdimenno@yahoo.com
https://dimenno.wordpress.com

The goal of Dr. Martin Luther King is to give Negroes a chance to sit in a segregated restaurant beside the same white man who had brutalized them for 400 years.​–Malcolm X

WHEN THIS WORLD CATCHES FIRE
BOOK THREE: SAVAGE NOXTOWN
CHAPTER TEN: PART FIFTY-SEVEN: KINGDOM COME

​As the winter slowly unwound and became the spring. Count Victor Justin ceased his confidential chats with Pappy O’Day and began to address the full complement of barroom loafers who were attracted to the Seven Stars, in part due to his largesse at the bar. Perhaps he mistook the thirst of his audience for their grave attention; anyway, if he knew that his listeners were only there for the free booze, he never let on.

“I hardly know what the world is coming to these days. I know this has been the lament of the shuffling dotard since time immemorial, but it seems to me as though things are changing faster than they’ve ever changed before. Why, even as recently as sixty years ago, who dreamed of stink wagons careering around and frightening all the horses, or of wireless radio, or of Negroes sitting down to eat with the President?

“Nowadays it seems as though every slew-footed, sachel-mouthed, tap-dancing, watermelon-eating, chicken-stealing, razor-wielding and dice-rolling Negro is as innocent as the day is long and that, even though he is as black as melted midnight, he must still be clasped to our bosom as a man and a brother. Well, Sir, I’m from the South; and I firmly aver that nothing good can come of such antics; such assimilation is where I most firmly draw the line. Mind you, I don’t mind having them shine my shoes and bring me my food; and I’m quite willing to even have them shave me when the occasion arises. But I am not about to sit down and break bread with a single one of them.

“Face it, Yob; the whole African race is childish. They were born to play. Like small boys, or monkeys, they steal fruit, hoot and holler, and most avidly follow the results of athletic contests and feats of strangth. Look to the career of the Galveston Giant; the so-called champion of the world. Morons and children are his chief partisans. And Negroes. I use the polite term, for I remember well the lessons handed down to me by my own sainted mother, who told me quite earnestly that the other word was a vulgar one and never used by gentlemen. At least, not by any gentlemen she knew; however, she was used to refined company. Not the sort of gangly and disreputable sport who would be perfectly acceptable around the stable, perhaps grooming the horses, but not a man you would invite to sup with you at the dinner table. 

“That’s what all the proud and outspoken advocates of the elite Negro forget to consider, at their own peril: that there are many degrees of white men as well as the degrees of the Negro: field hand and house slave. There is the low white trash who I wouldn’t have any truck with to save my life. There is the poor white sharecropper who works from can to cain’t and who is as ignorant as the day is long. The mill-wright, who is as poor a specimen of intellection as you’re likely to see this side of the laughing academy. There is the small-time small-town merchant, arrogant, close-minded, and oh so easy to swindle. There is the unassuming yokel from an allegedly good family; land-proud and purse poor, who is every bit as much fun to lay the grift upon. There is the lowly factor agent; a dull drone whose idea of a hot time in the old town is getting himself a manicure by some attractive she-male; I could go on. Should I go on? There’s the flatulent reverend minister, who farts pomp about how the world as we know it won’t last long because it gets more wicked every day–and meanwhile the fat hog feasts at the tables of the high and mighty with a gimlet while pretending to care about the poor. There’s the pompous big businessman, who thinks his shit tastes like chocolate ice cream; and leave us not forget the society swell, who struts about with his gold-headed cane and his evening dress, without so much as a stray thought rattling about in his supremely empty noggin. Then, too, there’s his close relative the shifty racetrack tout, who always has a hot tip which turns out to be a dud. Let’s not forget the bullheaded and querulous foreigners who populate these shores; born lackeys to a man. There’s the dago fruit vendor, who’s always having a temper tantrum over nothing; there’s the two-fisted hunkie who works fourteen hours a day in the steel mills and spends his free time drinking and getting into brannigans, and repenting of both on a Sunday; and then there’s the Irish drunkard, who beats his wife and daughter and drives his half-growed son to seek his fortune in the cruel world at an unnaturally early age; must I belabor the point? I must. 

“There’s the boardwright, with his rheumatic hands full of itsy bitsy splinters; the lobster fisherman, whose fingers are twisted into claws from handling the stinging reel; the ashman, with his braying foghorn voice, who makes a racket because he hates everybody and everybody scorns him; the drayman, a horrible beast in human form; a black-hearted brute who beats his horses, just because he can; the surly plumber, who plunges his hands into warm shit and gets bitten by poisonous spiders; the horse doctor, who gets snapped at by ungrateful dogs; the social worker, ditto; the able seaman, who has a license to drown; the talky barber, a bloated frog prince swollen with pride for all his lowly work in shaving drunks and beating his little Lather Boy; a man who will try and fail to charge you two bits for a lousy haircut; the world-weary carman, who’s seen it all and will swindle you for twice his normal fare every time; the streetcar conductor, who freezes in the winter and roasts in the summer in that absurd blue uniform. All of them would rather stay home and do nothing; none of them have that choice. Far from being nature’s noblemen, they are nature’s suckers; no better than the beasts of the wood, who are forced to forage for their food and shelter.

“Don’t you know that hard work is a racket, designed to keep lesser personages in their place? It’s all to keep the crowd herd tired and busy, so they won’t cause mischief. True aristocrats know this; hence all the cant they spread about regarding ‘honorable professions’. Me for the plush sofa and the social rounds; I only work when I have to; when the coffers are low; then I get me to grifting. Other times, I travel and relax. And make the social rounds–like I’m doing now.”  

​1*SALUTATION

​JOSEPH SPENCE

OUT ON THE ROLLING SEA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alfqX3WRJP0&feature=share

2*REFERENCE

​DID THE CIA CREATE MIND-CONTROLLED SLAVES?

http://disinfo.com/2016/01/cia-create-mind-control-slaves/

ALSO SEE:

THE DEVIL’S CHESSBOARD

https://www.laprogressive.com/allen-dulles/

3*HUMOR

​THE 100 JOKES THAT SHAPED MODERN COMEDY

http://www.vulture.com/2016/01/100-jokes-shaped-modern-comedy-c-v-r.html?mid=fb-share-vulture

ALSO SEE:

HAW HAW AND HERBIE POPNECKER

http://herbiepopnecker.com/examples/says-haw-haw/

4*NOVELTY

​STREAM HUNDREDS OF OUT-OF-PRINT NOISE ALBUMS ON YOUTUBE

http://www.electronicbeats.net/feed/youtube-channel-200-rare-print-noise-albums/

SEE ALSO:

50 WEIRDEST ALBUMS

http://www.mojo4music.com/14320/50-weirdest-albums/

ALSO SEE:

50 EVEN WEIRDER ALBUMS

http://www.mojo4music.com/14604/mojo-readers-50-weirdest-albums/

5*AVATAR OF THE ZEITGEIST

​I like Bernie Sanders. His supporters? Not so much

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/02/i-like-bernie-sanders-his-supporters-not-so-much-berniebro

​ALSO SEE:

The “Bernie Bros” Narrative: a Cheap Campaign Tactic Masquerading as Journalism and Social Activism

https://theintercept.com/2016/01/31/the-bernie-bros-narrative-a-cheap-false-campaign-tactic-masquerading-as-journalism-and-social-activism/

6* DAILY UTILITY

​Ted Cruz Isn’t Crazy – He’s Much Worse

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/ted-cruz-isnt-crazy-hes-much-worse-20151204

​ALSO SEE:

5 Reasons Ted Cruz Is Scarier Than Donald Trump

http://www.nationalmemo.com/5-reasons-ted-cruz-is-scarier-than-donald-trump/

SEE ALSO:

ON THE ROAD WITH TRUMP AND CRUZ

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/02/01/the-duel-faceoff-ryan-lizza

​7*CARTOON

​1954 | The Picture That Cost the Picture Editor His Job

http://www.nytimes.com/times-insider/2014/09/04/1954-the-picture-that-cost-the-picture-editor-his-job/

ALSO SEE:

DOWNLOAD FREE COLORING BOOKS

http://www.openculture.com/2016/02/download-free-coloring-books-from-world-class-libraries-museums.html

8*PRESCRIPTION

​17 LEADERSHIP FAILS THAT RUINED GOOD COMPANIES

http://www.ratemyjob.com/leadership/22489/17-leadership-fails-that-ruined-good-companies#page=1

9*RUMOR PATROL

13 Outlandishly Unconventional Cities That Were THIS Close To Being Built
http://www.swifty.com/cities/39901/13-outlandishly-unconventional-cities-that-were-this-close-to-being-built

10* LAGNIAPPE

​FAT MAN DRINKS SO MANY ENERGY DRINKS HE DIES

http://nypost.com/2016/02/02/worlds-fattest-man-loved-energy-drinks-not-wisely-but-too-well/

11* DEVIATIONS FROM THE PREPARED TEXT: A REVIEW OF OTHER MEDIA

​STEVEN WRIGHT

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/steven-wright-immortal-king-of-one-liners-and-literalism

*11A BOOKS READ AND REVIEWED

  1. BURNS. ***1/2

21ST CENTURY TANK GIRL. **1/2

ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA 1. HYDRA ASCENDANT. ***

THE AUTUMNLANDS 1. TOOTH AND CLAW. BUSIEK. ****

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST BATTLES. ***1/2

BATMAN ETERNAL 3. ***1/2

D4VE. FERRIER. ***

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES 1. SCHOOLBOY TERRORS. ***1/2

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES 2. GHOST SNOW. ***1/2

DRESSING. DEFORGE. ***

FLASHPOINTS. FRIEDMAN. ****

FRANK: THE VOICE. KAPLAN. ****

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: GALAXY’S MOST WANTED. **

THE HERO: BOOK TWO. RUBIN. ****

INJECTION 1. ELLIS. ****

INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION 8. ***1/2

INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION 10. ***1/2

ISCARIOT. VIDAURRI. ***

THE MANGA GUIDE TO PHYSIOLOGY. TANAKA. ****

MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ULTIMATE COLLECTION 3. ***1/2

MONSTER. MYERS, SIMS, AHYABWILE. ***1/2

  1. MS. MARVEL 4. LAST DAYS. ***

THE MULTIVERSITY. MORRISON. ****

NANJING: THE BURNING CITY. YOUNG. ****

NEW SUICIDE SQUAD 1. PURE INSANITY. ***1/2

NIMONA. STEVENSON. ***1/2

OUTCAST 1. ***1/2

OUTCAST 2. ***1/2

ROSALIE LIGHTNING. HART. ****1/2

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE. GAIMAN. ****

SINATRA: THE CHAIRMAN. KAPLAN. ****

SOLDIER’S HEART. TYLER. ****1/2

SOUTHERN BASTARDS. AARON & LETOUR. ****1/2

THE STORY OF MY TITS. HAYDEN. ***1/2

TEEN TITANS 1. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT. ***
CONTROVERSIES IN POPULAR CULTURE.

  1. ​ TOO POOR TO RETIRE AND TOO YOUNG TO DIE

http://graphics.latimes.com/retirement-nomads/

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