The Fever Chart

"Our only health is the disease / If we obey the dying nurse …"

Month: September, 2010

Democrats & Republicans: Two Dead Ends in the Same Blind Alley

“Investing emotional and intellectual energy in electoral politics is a waste of time. Resistance means a radical break with the formal structures of American society. We must cut as many ties with consumer society and corporations as possible. We must build a new political and economic consciousness centered on the tangible issues of sustainable agriculture, [...]

High-Caste Technocrats, Enforcers, and Factotums

“Beneath the bogus propaganda of ‘free market capitalism’ is an economy in which the real money is skimmed day in and day out without risk or benefit to the real economy. Investment banks generate profits of $100 million a day without interference of mere probability, which would suggest an occasional losing day. “Vast industries practice [...]

Weekend Meditation

“Pied Beauty” by Gerard Manley Hopkins Glory be to God for dappled things For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced–fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, [...]