Evan Hawthorn's Blog

Evan Hawthorn's Blog

Sunday, August 23, 2020

[and now we pause, here in alienation's supinely primed homeland, for a duplicitous message from the proud liberal sponsors of unrepentant nuclear aggression]: >*< "The Strung, Freedom Wrung, Unimpeded March of Chimes" *(an honest history of the lockstep trajectory of the last fifty years)*


you mean to tell me
that all the way back then
they'd already mastered
the reassuring art
of flipping creamed
and finessed
feel good phrases

wrought entirely
from
the specious "helpings"
of
empty narrative

meant to string along
their
starry-eyed,
ubiquitously blanketed,
unminded presumption
numbed,

projected infection
of
protracted redaction's
distracted inaction 

masquing the acute
destitute reality
that democracy's
undermining,
minority stifling,
photo op trifling,
independence siphoning,
absolved revolving half
of
the tinned sin prideful refining,
wince tinting, whiteness minting,
spin dinning, 
libertied rifling,
war "winning",
brotherhood knifing,
vicious circling status quo

in fact actually,
most assuredly and obtusely,
as an unalterable matter
of parring its course,

resolutely serve
the rote,
colour by number,
runnething asunder
lavishly funded "interests"
of oligarchical masters 

and that,

after all this time,

excepting a fragile hiccup

(from back in the dewy day when
they could still be made afraid of us)

shuddering its fractured opening
breath of freedom's
unconditional love
for our mother's othered children,

shakening the awakening sixties,

startling whole schools of fish
with the unexpected
reflection
of
the pooling of prevailing's
strident abiding
genocidal tides
they'd been swimming in

or,
as t
he Trilateral Commission
so tellingly put it in the seventies

(once the dust from the nick of time
CIA assassinations had settled
and the "presidential"
precedence
had been safely restored,
allowing an in depth focus
on the mere making of waves),

the "excess of democracy" crisis
in which the "wrong people"
thought they deserved a voice

compellingly silenced
by its promptly profited by
bud nipping recommendations,
thanks to the
monied establishment's
Black Panther stamping,
think tank ramp revamping
Me First regeneration
of the Star Wars and Alzheimer's
warlord trademark
unremarked,
zippity do dahed 
dippered Gipper,

after all these intervening decades,

(that is to say,
this otherwise unwavering trajectory
of well over half a century)

during which
the focus cloaked, whorily chorused,
offensively knotted, Overton slotted,
lockstep bipartisan march to the right

relentlessly moved us,

rocketing stock
and
querulous barrels,

almost off the dangling edge
of
humanitied earth,

*

turning "Democrats"
into far right Republicans

(indistinguishable
from the pander laced
complacent patrioptics
of law abiding Nazis
in the nineteen thirties)

and "Republicans"
into aluminum sided,
platinum blinded,
Christ eviscerated
baptising ostriches
ducked in dunes
with
pale insecurity's surety
of
merciless radical goons;

*

qualmlessly evolving
the trifecta'ed slurping up
of what were once
public funds
in the no child left
an independent mind
uniformly stormed
privatising of schools,

screening out even
uptight tradition's
next door to atrophied
remote possibility
of kindling and nurturing
responsive
and
questioning
humans to think;

*

at long last resolving
the always creased
and pocketed Congress
into a stasis entrenching
parasitic millionaires' club;

*

rendering the judicial branch
a militant withered shrub
of paranoia flaked,
industriously raked,
psychopathically staked,
"full spectrum dominance"
opaqued state secrecy;

*

harassing and starving
the remaining unflinching
independent nations

(who,
the unanimous animus
of the bullying empire's
ruled "consensus"
birthday suit institute
of dapper wrapped
stenographer clothiers

vehemently assures us
are
bad guys bar Sinister
haters of freedom, all)

despite bipartisan spite's
seamlessly indefatigable
unending molestation,
nonetheless engaged
in fine tuning
the mile in their own moccasins
burden 
of their own songs;

*

smugly presiding over
the united jingoistic fronted
"State Department"
turned de facto mafioso
compliance enforcers 

openly cohooting with
the IMF and World Bank
to twist the thumbscrews of austerity
on the obedient little minnows
anxious to avert
the disastrous
disfavour
of
the Mother of Bombs

(Mama's little helper "democracies")

that tow,
in escrow,

the profitable line;

*

religiously employing
woodwork crawling

zombie legions
of corporate operatives,
like so many evil monks,
their hatching pens never leaving off
those "free trade" agreements
Clinton and Obama obsessively pressed,

*

resulting in casting out
large numbers of our cousin

corn planters of intrepid subsistence,
nuestras familias Méxicanas,

unable to compete with
the beacon of
marketing subsidised floods,

suffering the little children
of lingering land theft's
bereft unrecognised neighbours
to grapple amidst
the piled refuse
of the world's most hopeless
sprawl of desperate density,

*

simultaneously forcing
precariously ensconced
indigenous farmers
throughout the
Gorgon of Globalisation's
hobbling gobbled South
to give up their grandmothers'
locally resilient seeds

as tax payer guilded megafarms
spread genetic engineering
to the utter ends of dearth

where single expansed crops
so vulnerable to climate change
(or the next biblical plague
of single minded locusts)
require oft as not
bankrupting fertilisation,

belching forth literally
hundreds of thousands
of (scrupulously unreported
in the wealth obsessed,
self possessed
press of the West)
ends unmet
family let down
fertiliser sluiced suicides,

*

and likewise making standard
the obscene right of corporations,

(like, say, Canadian mining outfits)

to sue ostensible states,

(as in rainforested Ecuador)

for exorbitant fortunes

(a brand new form
of the wiles of the West's
intrusive extortion),

successfully alleging
the unconscionable crime
of interfering with expectant profits
by trying to protect 
their environments,

(a taken to heart
attempted representation
all but unimaginable
here in alienation's
supinely primed homeland)

rendering their citizens
as voiceless over policy
as Americans themselves,

"free trade" thus liberating
independent sovereignty
of any meaning at all,

rather underscoring
the basic lie of nationhood

now that Western based,
piracy traced,
internationally faced corporations
buy and sell countries
like so many ruptured futures,

like powerless macrocosms
of the disregarded masses
they routinely prey upon

whilst patting the Kumbaya backs
of the Euro descent
pride goeth descant
of chosen "essential" people,

rippling with all those
Hollywood stipulated
benevolent intentions

that allow them to critique
other peoples' choices
and forms 
of government

in need of being
productively realigned
with their "good guy" inclined,
white god goaded,

blithely styed,
righted side of "history";

*

unleashing Pandora's
suicidal juggernaut
of outrageous inequality

(incidentally left out
in the red stained rains
at the stormed Bastille)

by steadily accruing
over several decades
the virtual dismantling
of all functioning oversight,

(long before the monopolied misledia's
Frankenstein flocking the paling kine
wee willy syndrome poster child,

strutting the ratings of distraction
before their velvet curtains,
bringing Christmas every day
to the Mammon gammoned elite,
was even groomed to stomp along)

clogging our tear ducts
with thousands
of untested chemicals,

(their unstudied interactions
predisposing maladies
in pre-bundled
laden blessings yet to come),

snuffing the oceans,
along with our bloodstreams,
with eternally infernal plastics,
sizzling the last living coral reefs,
summoning earthquakes
in frack attacks on the real
homelanded Americans'
remnant earthen berths,
replacing Brazilian rainforest
with soybeans for beef,
antibiotic stuffed,
ozoned miles racking up
flown half way round the world,

strangling every reined bit
of raving air wave caved,
quality of life waived,
veiled public thievery paved,
tailed minority jailed,
health care third railed,
white sale impaled Commons,

leaving ripped up roads,
poisoned water,
and the no longer necessary,
drawn and quartered,
misinformed in two flavours
aimed at rival receptors
ghosted citizen indebted "consumers"
in an uncertain and tremulous
pestilent wake;


*

persistently enabling
the pilgrims' progress
in aid of
intolerance
erasist crusade
of accustomed domination's
blatantly criminal
"regime change" agenda

(under the might privileging,
monopolised right to police,

empathy circumcised,
lorded, awed, and bordered,
competition mestastasised,
mesmerised guise of
patriotism);

*

maintaining the tainting
of "exceptional" delusion's
careening equilibrium,
its unveering steering
taken in 
racist placist turns,

the protection racket's
stacked and bracketing
stockbroken asses
offsetting the vendettings
of lead weighted Republicans,

tilling facebook's
networked fretwork
authority sororitied hymnbook
of slicked specious flicks,
foreshadowing bloodied sands
and honing in drones
in the share if you agree
impairment apogee
of the volunteer stable
of fable enabled clicking cliques'
rigged emotive tugging sticks
for the game of throning stones,

and with their spare money is time
from sounding the silence
of a liberty shredded,
willingly treaded,
spied upon populace,

propping up the never letting up
funding of coups and terrorist gangs
and the violent proning of protests
tormenting the designated
noosed or rebranded
yet to be swallowed lands,

enhancing "stability's" instability
on half a demonised,
chaffed, or f
êted calfed,
ours for the terrorising
 planet;

*

and to those entwining
action packed, high-tech pecked,
manned up, Risk
® rearing,
righteous god spearing,
super hero justifying ends,

showering inconceivable trillions
on the rogue military beast

(each budget a broken record
regardless of party in power,
with one of the first feats
of the braying donkeys'
recent newfound majority 
upping Trump's bid
by nearly a hundred billion)

which naturally results
in stripping bare
the social programs
they pretend to be
(but couldn't possibly be) for, 

just like MLK
warned us they were doing
over fifty years ago

and yet,

one is tempted to
incredulously reiterate,

meanest thou to verily
imparteth
unto
me,

despite that overwhelming litany
of insistently overlooked,
totalitarian
evasion distorted,
projection of framings
falsely "reported",
conspiracy blearied
and
treasonous courted,


(Edward and Julian,
Chelsea and Noam's
crucifixions demanded
for the crime of making
unforgivably clear)

unteamed eyes to see

unselfied ears to hear

wholly observable truth,

here in the evidence free
sea of shining me
fear stoking lee
of
the CIA embedded,
super power unindicted,
ultimate doomsday embowered,

afflicting dominance addicted,
extinction fermenting
firmament's
change blocking party
of
the shock doctrine aristocracy's
choiceless shoved hypocrisy
starless midnight blight
attacking Trump from the right
hypnotic joke on democracy

the progressively conformist
faith based followers
clinging to their strings

are still latched on
to their entirely predictable,
context omitted,
presumption tightly knitted,
lesser evil retrofitted
hallucinogenic narrative?

surely you jest.

how depressing
can the predetermined unobservance
of
unattended reality get?

like roller coasters,
cinematic bloodbaths,
and the spilled, spitting thrills
of the alpha abetted misogyny
of propagandic pornography,

ever more horrific
heart stopping come acropping
inconceivably despicable
world destroying boogie men
preempting even a stray
quavering voice
of 
meaningful change,

forever forbidding
a single vote against
divinely anointed child starvation
and the resistance is futile
mass murder of parents

aren't half as scary
as the systematic void
that consistently creates them. 

Jiminy Cricket, Lucy,

i don't even PLAY f*cking football!

*

- Evan Hawthorn, the doggedly repetitive phased in daze of misbegotten summer,
                             
in the supremely ironic year of our hoard directing overlords, 2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020

what the paranoid psychopath chortled; a treasonous soliloquy leaked by Kassandra (from an unwanted poster in the plushed awkward hush of transparency's crypt)

[a pithy reimagining, fused and remused, of a year old sapling,
concisely precising the meaningless quibble over stubble in
Obama Trumped entwining beholden's trolled "difference."]:

*



"keep us safe"
cried the
mythically weaned,
winningly meaned,

immaculately screened people,

in the ubiquitous
undead stead
of the ramparted glare,

pledging allegiance
to the identity-plied,
privilege personified,

bipolar caparisoned,
uniformly garrisoned,

paranoid psychopath

*

as he murdered
three million
Southeast
Asian
crying babies,
little old ladies,
artists, theorists,
teachers and
pharmacists,
ne'er-do-wells,
swelling belles,
charmless swells,
emaciated farmers,
angst sprung teens,
and brave unstaved
defenders
of independence;

*

as he theorized
in the slipstream
of domination,

twiddling
his
tipping dominoes,

dodging natural
comparisons
with Hitler

(for successfully
normalised,
reality twisted,
presumption encysted,
insistently enlisted
decades
beyond remembering);

*

as he fenced in
and leased
the stolen plots
of
used to be
México del Norte;

*

as his successive
'presidential' precedents
either
thumped brazen chests
or
mourned the "loss" of Cuba
in
disturbingly consistent journals

handing on or mislaying
a Caribbean island
"emerald" bead
in
their upper crust entrusted,
choker brokered,
liberty wrung "necklace";

*

as his pure race embracing
unreal estating agents

astonishingly redistricted
the entirety
of
Latin America

as a Euro-lashed,
conquistador zoned,
big brotherly intoned,
disappeared bone strewn,
holy subsidiary "backyard";

*

as his eternally famished,
never questioned "interests",

having already swallowed
second helpings
on oceans and continents,

still found room
to
"pivot"
to
China

(his main
resented creditor
and inscrutable object
of obsessive fixation,

having managed to pull
a billion souls out of poverty,

and more threatening still
to the dollar's
divine stranglehold
doling out starvation,

nefariously embarked
on linking up
the underrated planks
of a multipolar world);

*

as he snapped at the heels
of fearsome giant slayers,
Sasha and Alexei,

the very day
they
climbed
the
Czar's
beanstalk,

to snatch the barest
exemplary breeze,

lest a serf

anywhere

should accidentally
happen
upon
uncommodifiable freedom;

*

as he went on the lamb
from sheepish justice,

fancying himself
the
'essential global policeman'

(long before
the penned and cushioned
inheritors of whiteness
could be brought
to see what that meant),
proceeding to sanction
his hysterical hallucinations
of
hypothetical fabrications

draped on the unconscionable
nuclear weapons

he's yet to face
charges
for
using

(not just on those two
unforgivable occasions
in that muscling fit
of tough guy bulging,
territory duking
yellow menace rebuking
god blessed hubris,

but every other
clinically psychotic,
utter failure of diplomacy
threatening instance since,

red state blue state,
bunk betrunked
or
practically assed,

over and over
and over
again,

like a Mafioso hit man
that,
regardless of outfit,

only knows
how to do
one
lawless thing);

*

as his revered, slavery depraved,
dearth berthed, gold crushed,
thanksgiving stuffed ancestors

silenced entire language families
in the
unchattelled wilderness

that haunts
his
unrecognised despair;

*

as he divvied and chivvied
the 'underdeveloped'
(yet to be enveloped)
threadbare survivors
along
his
whitewashed
periphery,

'protecting'
the yet to benefit
from global baking,

pre-productive,
pre-inductive,
pre-prosperous 'global south'

from their
capitalist jonesing,
indigenous communing,
nature in tuning,
myriad better selves;

*

as he tore through
the crusade plagued,
Armageddon stained,
siphoned profit planed,

broken cradle
of
civilisation

riddling the Middling East,

thrusting imperfect
fragile congregations
of precariously existing,
careworn human beings

and
other innocent
bystanding
or falling,
flying
or
crawling
living things

into the Western railed,
historically availed,
colonial nailed "consensus"

of consumptive intervention's

white manned,
burdened and behooved,
decimation improved,
free world greased
and dividend grooved,
cavernous open wound
gaping and oozed,

mass induced stone age;

*

as his teamed and seeming,
forted, purported,
distortion escorted
'liberals' and 'conservatives'

(by all their other names)

shouted down
their not so respective
narrative declarative
media consortiums'

complacent abidings
in tribally dialed,
regimentally turnstiled,
context exiled,
emotive stoking
cloakings
and
invokings
of
denial's riled pride;

*

as he arranged countless coups

in that peculiarly American
theocracy shrouded,
progress clouded,
hypocrisy compounded,

counterintuitive 'spreading'

of the less is more shredding

insteading
of
democracy;

*

as he hounded
and
impounded
the would be
shining seeds
in the
sea of seen to

(curbed, tortured,
sticked and stoned)

spurned seers of truth,

stamping out
the slightest
sentient bloom

in
the parched
and withered
might have been
gardens
of
an honestly informed citizenry;

*

as he became the number one
weapon's supplier
on earth's fragile canoe,
offshoring all his other factories,

dashing the winds
of
organised labour
in the crushing fell swoop
of austerity's parody
of parity repair,

a global race
for starvation wages
in manically inflicted
depression addicted,
"free trade" depicted,
winner take all
parasitic roulette,

to focus only
on predatory profit,

pimping every lethal
plaything
of
the devil

from pocket humping
(not just glad to see you) pistols

to the latest experiments
in viral interference's
selective adherence
to dna strands;

from the depleted uranium
that poisoned the future
of Al-Fallujah,
punishing their battered
determined independence

to the next generations
of fiendish inventions
that sizzle skin
and leave no trace

so dependably advertised
by Hollywood's spurting,

flirtful diverting,

crowning
of
thy
good;

routinely endorsed
by an abdicated media,
turned state's witness
a century ago

with the
impress of freedom's
liberally suited,
justification booted
zombie resurrection

born again
as
the establishment's
empirical confirmary
of "left" and "right"
indivisibly clothed
stenographers of record;

reflexively enforced
by a "state" department
long given over
to 'resistance is futile'
bullyings asunder
for
piracy's plunder,

furthering the
prospective
convective disaffecting
of the CIA's hooded,
Saudi monarchical,
slyly apocryphal,
hedged and betting,
rogue and bogus
simmering droves,

those rabid packs
of head chopping,
slickly flicked,
terror fendered,
avidly funded
fundamentalists

and the staged rage
of "free press" enhanced,
covertly financed,
rabble rousing,
viciously bruting,
'freedom' espousing
molotov rebels

aimed wherever
uniformly despised
demonised nations,

still unaligned
and
independent,

have managed to survive,

with the fulsome support
of the foaming upper crust's
decaying dust,

living on gilded memories
of
America's greatest degeneration

in the slippery velvet
whispering lee
of handsomely gloved,
corporate sponsored,
tailored and wedded,
whorily embedded,
steepled
and
rifled
inflicted dictators
in
all their bleached
and brightened,
regime gleamed
gory glory,

fomenting every
imaginable misery
to
fall upon

the poorest
of
the poor.

*

yet,
curiously,

any remotely conscious,
unprepossessed,
bleeder of the free world
unimpressed

Martian on holiday

clapping a few eyes
on the rank trail
of bank cranked misleaders

would likely be able to grasp,

without even straining
the universal integrity
of intelligence divining
rabbit eared antennae,

"keep us safe"

is precisely the thing
paranoid psychopaths
are not designed to do.

'twould go against
the (ambered waves of) grain

(in those
nutritionally hampered,
invasively tampered,
scandalously pampered
big ap bumpered plains.)

and anyway,
we have it
from Saint Obama's
scripted well spoken
mesmerant lips
in
the latest 'liberal' lulling,

given the freely admitted
"overriding purpose"
of
"full spectrum dominance"

safety
has never been
anywhere
near
the intention at all.

for smack in the gist
of all this
bipartisan charted
and
mainstream hosed
imposed projection,

leering through ominous
Orwellian foreshadows
far
ahead of its time,

what is this recurrent fell beast,

lurking in the sexed up trappings,
roped in hopings,
doped change elopings,
and soul to sleep scope creep
of status latticed quid pro quo
dystopian gropings?

sheltered from shepherded view
in the spangle shingled
why look at the past
unindicted war criminal
spattered hymnals
yanking the blinders
on the red and blue folds
of silken seclusion,

shadily aligned behind
the media's Frankenstein,
curtly blurting, obscenely preening,
register ringing golden goose
buzz of distraction Buffoon of Oz,

lost amidst the berserking perks,
opium shuffling shades of trade,
and stately looms of doom
in the smirking and gloating
white men in suits pursuit
of the freeboot looting
Freudian gloaming

'tis Jack the Ripper himself

bewailing
the
brittle chipped fingernails

frantically scratching his face;

forever talking about foreign threats,

paving the John Wayne
memorial pilgrim praised,
dawn's early light
(that lit on multiple
Cheyenne massacres) unphased,
national scolding make my days,
semiquincentennial glazed,
feel good tutorial daze

of the good dead indian
mother of bombs and just deserts
sanctimonious happy endings
golden oldie likeness molded
inherently racist craze

for the high tech blessed,
benevolence tressed,

popcorn digressed,

righted side
of
history caressed,

industrious obliteration
of
vulnerable victims;

glaring suspiciously
from the fanning,
canted slant
of
eight hundred bristling
militant bases

planted in
other peoples'
disrespected spaces;

impelled by manifest destiny's
essential disconnection,

stalwart aversion to reflection,

and the fathomless emptiness
reeking from the welling
of the
knelled reeling selling
of craven stolen haven's
impenetrable chasm
of
insatiable need,

fed by rival rivulets
of lushly sponsored,
mainstream creamed
creedings of greed,
affixing its agenda
on the redoubtable scaffolds
of age old anxiety's
preexisting
need to be right blight
and stabled enfabling
tolding's posh holdings
of boldly stolen airwaves;

hounding the
fish in a barrel paralyzed steps
of its treason seasoned
patriotic prey
like the consummate pimp
it's always been
since the
nineteen ought
ostrich's to the slaughter
bought their first
versed hearse
of
world war lost,

sinking in
its stainless fabricked,
surreptitiously classed,
brassed propaganda
by the psychologically
gelling magic
of virtue curfewed
unanimosity's
twentyfourseven
evidence free barrage
of
laissez-flaired,
trumpeted and blared,
abject agreed upon
mindlessly repetitive,
plausitive uncausitive,
chirped regurgitation.

and just when
the sudden onset
of a pole to pole
climate controlled
rampant clamped
dissent rent
panicdemic
is so conveniently
covering the tracks

of advancing automation's
robotic belaboured
scabbed droning apped
harsh and precipitate
plunging of millions
into
the abruptly destituted,
no longer necessary
cramped crevices
of
We the wee People's
discontinued redundance

(another anticipated
amassing of disruption
propelling our minders'

nightmare quelling
protest dispelling

everywhere at once
militarisation of police)

comes the pièce de résistance
of errant arrogance's
failure to survive
its blithe suicide
can't miss countdown
to the breathlessly exclusive,
revolution preempting,
must see season finale
of
the super duped,
power afflicted,
let them be staked,
the Commons baked,
though karma tardy
hardly yet flowered,
alpha spooked,
Barbie and Biff
manikin cowered,
broken toy general
armchair bowered,
manna from heaven's
pennies showered

final betrayal of humanity;

a razzle-dazzle
sunset spectacular,
go for the jugular,
collision with
collusion's delusion,

its climaxed lost raiders
parked in a Jurassic
cattle prodded paddleless
earth tremor raptured
shark infesting ark

for lucre sodden,
blistering tryst
of
twisting fate fisted,
coastline flooded,
aquifer misted,
desert smouldered,
borders disordered,
small cruelties
indulgently engulfed,
microplastic middened,
desperation maddened,
homeless trampled refugees
overrun and hemorrhaged,
endangered species
all gone missing,
uppity primate
giddily pittanced,
fare thee oil well riddanced,
summer splintered
nuclear wintered,
man unkind out of the line,
profit bidden melt down.

*

oh, land of banded insecurity,

home of the sounding rings
encircling freedom,

shooting like a drug
the significance
of nothing,

in
its
awed
fenced
denseness
of
defensed pretense,

thy promise
lies
broken

in one
or
another
unrecognised
neighbour's
yards,

underneath the smoking charnel,
pitiless shards,
and
thousand year radiant shrapnel

of thine eternally coveted

harvestings
of
waste.

shaken thee awake!

hearest not?

o servant of monstrous conformity
in
thy
left, right, and centre
quadrennially paraded,
lauded, pandered and boarded,
lorded, lawed and ordered,
codependent independence drag

'tis of thee,

that sole exceptional
genocide abiding
sea
of
shining thee,

the exasperated,

Alzheimer
plucked,

flattened lady sings.

*
- Evan Hawthornthe unlooked for ides betiding July, 2020