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Monday, February 24, 2003

Today’s comments can be classified under a new title: “Just when I had figured out the answers they changed all the questions.” That is a paraphrase of a caption to a cartoon I saw many years ago.

I talked about “poetsagainstthewar.org” in a previous blog(Feb 15). I thought it was a good idea, I still do, but the point has been made and it is time to move on with action. The anti-war message has gotten some attention and that is good but the war mongers are not just thinking “woe is me.” They have been playing this card all along, for example the Colon Powell and Ronald Dumsfeld pissing match, and they will not miss a chance to gain advantage. They are that vain and paranoid and apply the Hegelian model with impunity.

I read a letter from Stan Goff and an article from emperors-clothes.com from the Financial Times that clarified the unease I had been feeling about the extension of the Poets... anti-war efforts until March 5. This is an unease which can be characterized by the pithy phrase about winning battles and losing wars. Look it up. Somebody said it first but I don’t know the name or source so I cannot make it a quote, can I?

So in respect for the writer for whom this blog’s name-rhythm has been resounded, a poem of exception, critique and expose of the ‘force behind the farce’ has been added to the collection with a little help from my friend.


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