Thursday, December 8, 2011


Well just take a look at the cartoons I was watching as a kid! My God! How the hell did this make it past the censors? And to think this was shown to millions of children on a routine basis. The question is, rather, how there was anyone of my entire generation who did not turn out to be a sex maniac. I mean, the look on Bluto's face is priceless, the situation portrayed more bizarre and improbable than anything I, as a pornographer, have ever written about.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


If you are opposed to OWS, you are messing with God. Don't do it. I mean it. OWS is standing up for the poor. When people stand up for the poor and the downtrodden and you just sneer at them, you are making trouble for yourself. Make no mistake.

What is all this dismissive blather about how OWS is full of the unemployed? As if THEY, of all people, have less of a right to speak and protest!

Ha! OWS is not going away. Let the cops crack down on it as much as they like. They cannot stop this movement. Here is, again, the wonderful Chris Hedges on YouTube.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Just in case you still think that what the Occupy Wall Street movement has been fighting for is all quite unnecessary, please note that the United States Senate is very shortly to vote on a very terrifying bill indeed. The following is from the ACLU website, and you can get more details there:

"The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. Even Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) raised his concerns about the NDAA detention provisions during last night’s Republican debate. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself."

The vote will take place this Monday or Tuesday. Check out the ACLU for what you can do about it.

Yes, the police and the army are the RIGHT HAND OF GOD ALMIGHTY. We are being require to FALL DOWN AND WORSHIP every state employee with a gun in his hand. As Chef says in APOCALYPSE NOW, "it's fuckin' pagan idolatry!"

Thursday, November 24, 2011


hippies doing at Zuccotti Park today? Demanding handouts? Selling drugs? Peeing in the street?

No, ah, well, they're handing out food and celebrating Thanksgiving.

Ah, but this must be a cynical plot to make themselves look good, eh? Hmmm?

I remember that when Jesus cast out devils the pharisees thought it was the devil doing it. Nothing Jesus did pleased those people, and so it is with OWS and the truculent reactionaries who blither against them.

What sort of a devil celebrates Thanksgiving?

Let the 1% and their stooges continue to slander and foam at the mouth. The Lord shall hold his enemies in derision.

Joy has entered politics.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


the police were supposed to protect us from people like those you might find in a biker gang. But what about when the police ARE a biker gang? Here we observe a police officer, in full macho mode, beating a protester in Oakland, November 3. Why? The cop has all the arrogant demeanour of some thin-skinned superman who feels his honour has been slighted somehow, and he must assert himself. From a position of perfect security, this pig (I will not dignify him with the title of policeman) strikes the very brave Kayvan Sabehgi.

Mr. Sabehgi is a veteran of the Iraq war. His behaviour is entirely peaceful, as you can see in the clip. Could it be this peacefulness which so enrages the furious little potentate? As the Good Book says, the darkness hateth the light.

I would like to believe that piggy was attacking in sheer frustration at his own shame. If so, there is hope that some day he will become a man again, instead of a pig. He might decide to walk on two legs again, and get out of the mire of his cruelty and self-pity, or whatever that mess is in there.

And right near the end of the video, I believe there is a woman protesting this brutality, but still trying to appeal to what is best in the police. Such patience! She is still able to hope that piggy has a human heart. And yes, she is right to do so.

It's enough to make you weep. These people strengthen me. If any of the OWS protestors anywhere is reading this, I want you to know that you strengthen me. You do indeed turn the other cheek, and out of strength, not weakness. Your peace is the peace of Christ, and I say this about all of you, whether you are Christians or not. The peace of OWS is stronger than the violence of the state.

Fuck it. How much commentary is really necessary? Just watch the video.

The people have the courage to stand up to the police. When will the police show some courage to stand up to those who are telling them how to dance? Or perhaps courage is not the issue: perhaps the cops really do love the state more than they do the people. Perhaps they are glad of what they are doing and enjoy it. But I believe the days of this wicked pleasure are numbered . . .

Saturday, November 19, 2011

AT LAST . . .

. . . a cop who ACTUALLY HAS A NAME. The officer in this video is, allegedly, Lt. John Pike. Yes, he pepper sprays peaceful protestors at an Occupy protest in Los Angeles, University of California I believe, as if he were casually watering daisies on a Sunday morning.

But look what you're growing, porky: contempt. More and more people are noticing your lack of guts and your willful blindness to other people's humanity and rights. They may have the mace in their eyes, but you are the one who is truly blind. Don't you see the strings attached to your limbs? Take a look up there and see who's holding them. That's it: the 1%. That's who you are serving and protecting.

And look at the discipline of the protestors! This never ceases to impress me. No one breaks ranks in a panic, no one hurls himself at the state's obedient gardener in a fury, playing into the hands of a state that is aching to prove OWS "violent."

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thomas Merton Poem: "First Lesson About Man"

“First Lesson About Man”

by Thomas Merton

Man begins in zoology.
He is the saddest animal.
He drives a big red car called anxiety.
He dreams at night
Of riding all the elevators.
Lost in the halls,
He never finds the right door.

Man is the saddest animal.
A flake-eater in the morning,
A milk-drinker.
He fills his skin with coffee
And loses patience with the rest of his species.
He draws his sin on the wall,
On all the ads in all the subways.
He draws moustaches on all the women
Because he cannot find his joy,
Except in zoology.

Whenever he goes to the phone to call Joy,
He gets the wrong number.
Therefore he likes weapons.
He knows all guns by their right name.
He drives a big black Cadillac called death.
Now he is putting anxiety into space.
He flies his worries all around Venus,
But it does him no good.
In space where for a long time there is only emptiness,
He drives a big white globe called death.

Now dear children
Who have learned the first lesson about man,
Answer your test:
“Man is the saddest animal.
He begins in zoology,
And gets lost
In his own bad news.”

If you want to hear this read and with some cool paintings to go along with it, check it out at YouTube

Thursday, November 17, 2011


that previous post. I carry on. And speaking of posts, here's a short, knockout essay by one of my favourite political guys, Chris Hedges. An excerpt:

"The rogues’ gallery of Wall Street crooks, such as Lloyd Blankfein at Goldman Sachs, Howard Milstein at New York Private Bank & Trust, the media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, the Koch brothers and Jamie Dimon at JPMorgan Chase & Co., no doubt think it’s over. They think it is back to the business of harvesting what is left of America to swell their personal and corporate fortunes. But they no longer have any concept of what is happening around them. They are as mystified and clueless about these uprisings as the courtiers at Versailles or in the Forbidden City who never understood until the very end that their world was collapsing. The billionaire mayor of New York, enriched by a deregulated Wall Street, is unable to grasp why people would spend two months sleeping in an open park and marching on banks. He says he understands that the Occupy protests are “cathartic” and “entertaining,” as if demonstrating against the pain of being homeless and unemployed is a form of therapy or diversion, but that it is time to let the adults handle the affairs of state. Democratic and Republican mayors, along with their parties, have sold us out. But for them this is the beginning of the end."

The whole thing is a very rousing, empowering piece of work. See the link above for it all.


of carrying on with this blog any more? On a very good day I might get a dozen hits. I know I can attract more traffic by giving up my job and the rest of my life and spending all my fucking time trying to get more people to come here, but I don't seem to have the hours of self-promotion time others do.

Fucking Hell! I can't go to any of the OWS protests, so I would like to at least support OWS on the net. How do I get more traffic here without making net work a full time job?

History is being made, people are standing up to the fascist goon squads (otherwise known as police) and here I am just fucking talking to myself.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Do they really think it will be as simple as that? Just pull enough cops together (massive numbers of them, apparently) and you can maintain corporate/state control over the population?

Here is one big advantage of the 99%: we outnumber the enemy. There are not enough cops to keep us under control, and there never can be.

If anyone says OWS is over they are engaging in wishful thinking. So what else is new?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011


I remain a Christian, because I don't know a better, more reasonable, or more convincing way, and because I believe I have been given the grace to see some truth here that might otherwise look crazy on some levels. And pissed off as I often am these days by the pharisaical self-righteousness of atheist fundamentalists, I have to say I detect in some of them a rage against the God they claim not to believe in.

But I can tell you I share this rage. I can give you the theologically correct line that God is perfect and without sin (and I believe this) but I am still angry at Him. I have been having some very persistent problems lately, and they are not even that bad compared to what a lot of people have. I am deeply frustrated.

So what gives? Why does God let the world remained fucked up? Why are we still waiting for the Second Coming? No one really has an answer to this do they?

Fuck it all. Fuck it all. What can you trust God for? What if you ask for bread and get a scorpion? I suppose you just keep waiting. the idea seems to be that you are not to put God to the test. Whatever.

I don't think I would ever be capable of becoming an atheist. But I could very bitterly turn against God.

And does He love us UNCONDITIONALLY or not? And of what does this love consist? What do we GET from it (and I do not care if that sounds mercenary)? And can we therefor give up worrying about the afterlife?

When your life is fucked up, is this God's punishment? Judgement? Is it your cross to bear as Jesus bore his, and can you feel you are serving God in your suffering? Is there honour in your suffering?

I hate this life. I truly hate it. I am not at all sucidal, nor without hope. But sometimes I hate this world and want to shit all over it.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I did years ago, but didn't pay a lot of attention. Well, recently I've been checking out a lot of YouTubes featuring him. I don't agree with everything he says, but I agree with a lot. I like his solid, loving, earthy Christianity. This is a man who is both compassionate and no-nonsense. Actually, he even reminds me a little of Don Rickles. Check out this Youtube of him talking about consumer culture. Though he doesn't mention the Occupy movement here, I think what he says here is eminently relevant to it. You may think it odd that a self-described pornographer and cultural bolshevik such as myself would admire an Evangelical and self-described "conservative," but there are a lot of strange overlappings in the world that people miss.

And this is one reason why I have grown to hate that climate one sees on the net that pits religious people against secular ones and sees one party as all good and the other as all evil (or idiotic). But that's another story.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


For more such charts, graphs, etc. on U.S. wealth and income distribution, see BUSINESS INSIDER.

Monday, November 7, 2011


Forgive me, those opposed to OWS, for being so vulgar as to have to make a rather obvious point. I'll get to it in a moment.

Now, every society has at least one or two very stupid ideas that even otherwise intelligent people often believe, for whatever reason. In earlier days it may have been the divine right theory of kings, or that people couldn't handle any measure of democracy, or that one race had a right to own another.

In our present age, we entertain some very stupid ideas about rich people. In other ages people were stupid about priests or aristocrats, but ours is stupid about the capitalist bourgeoisie.

Now you may have heard about the recent flap over Governor Rick Perry of Texas mistaking a fictional satirical character ("Jeremy, 38") for an actual Occupy protestor in Toronto. Jeremy is a creation of anti-Occupy satirist Mark Schatzger, and here is what Schatzger (via Jeremy) had to say:

“It’s weird protesting on Bay Street. You get there at 9 a.m. and the rich bankers who you want to hurl insults at and change their worldview have been at work for two hours already. And then when it's time to go, they're still there. I guess that's why they call them the one per cent. I mean, who wants to work those kinds of hours? That's the power of greed.” – Jeremy, 38

Now you can see what Schatzger is getting at. It's designed to play on those old deeply anchored puppet strings of guilt and shame those of us who are not millionaires have woven into us from an early age. Not that we are ashamed of not being millionaires, necessarily, but we are deeply ashamed to question (wait for it . . .) their right to all that money.

That's right. You don't question what a millionaire did for his money -- whether he actually earned it or not. But of course, the reason why we are so programmed into not asking such a question is very real: the truth about the rich is very embarrassing to them -- so embarrassing that many of them, even, do not want to know it about themselves. They have some very tenacious delusions about themselves, that is for sure. And their egos defend these delusions with the ferocity of a drowning man whose life preserver is being stolen.

Oh the righteousness of the indignant ego! Oh the beleaguered rights and reputations of bankers!

Never underestimate just how much of the mumbo-jumbo people are fooled and intimidated into accepting is just sheer bluff. It's really quite astonishing. An even half way honest person will every day of her life feel like the little child in the famous "Emperor's New Clothes" fairytale who can see the Emperor is indeed naked. Will she have the self-confidence, the moxie to say, "dude, your dick is flapping in the breeze. Put some fucking clothes on." Or will she cower and not trust her own eyes and assume the Emperor (or Mark Schatzger, or the class he toadies to) really is wearing something, despite the evidence of her own eyes?

In Canada, the top 1% owns about one third of the property. It's even worse in the U.S. Now tell me, you defenders of the rich, please, and this brings me to the vulgar and obvious point I started saying I simply must make: show me your evidence that 1% of Canada does approximately one third of all the work. Does this enquiry not simply flatten all claims to the "justice" of the 1% owning so much? They would not only have to be the hardest working people in the country, they would have to outstrip the average Canadian many, MANY times in industriousness.

Ah, but I'm sure there is some rationalization. But we don't hear it so much, do we, because the challenge to the "right" of the rich to so much wealth is so seldom made in the first place.

Until now.

BTW: How did Mark Schatzger get his job? Did he put in long hours? Take big risks? Well, whatever he DID do, I can tell you what he DIDN'T do once he got that job: think. It is possible, for all I know, that Mark Schatzger busted his ass to get his job, but one thing is for sure: he doesn't bust his ass doing it.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Okay, I started writing this post a couple of days ago and had to stop because I thought I might to too far.

So now I've cooled down a little.

But I am still pissed off about the increasing strong-arm tactics used by the police. Check this out with regard to recent activity in Denver, but you can find more easily enough.

I wonder what is going on in the hearts of these cops. Is it some inner, tragic conflict between following orders and being human, or is this all in a day's work for them?

Maybe they should try to put being men and women before being instruments of the corporate owned state. They have a duty to take from us the temptation to see them as things, as subhumans, as objects without souls.

Or is it possible that that is the strategy?


As a person who has taken a great interest in military history over the years, I have noticed that a multitude of sins will be forgiven a soldier -- even one who willingly fights for an evil cause -- as long as he fights bravely.

But bravery, of itself, it nothing. It's what you do with it and why that counts.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Maybe this guy is on to something -- what to do with that credit card offer junk mail.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


And the hell of it is, in the midst of this ridiculous and unjust act clearly designed to thwart OWS in Seattle, the cops have such an air of impenetrable dignity as if it is THEY who are the patient ones who must put up with a load of crap. However, I think I did see this self-assurance a little rattled once or twice. This is very powerful video. The camera is right in the cops' faces, absolutely unintimidated by authority.

And notice the anger yet self-restraint of the protestors. They will not be baited. Will this be how fascism of the state and fascism in the heart will be beaten? I think so. I felt enraged at first, a kind of powerless rage. But I am inspired by OWS. My powerless anger became an anger of strength.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


and the massive world-wide Occupy movement? Check out this interview with Chris Hedges and Amy Goodman. This interview is very upbeat and informative. This is just the sort of thing one needs to hear, too, after some idiot tries to tell you that OWS is (I quote more or less accurately here from memory): "the worst political movement, made up of Communists, Nazis, and Obama supporters."

Bloody Hell! But nonsense like this just goes to confirm for me again and again that the critics of OWS don't have a leg to stand on. They make stuff up, avoid the issues, and tie themselves up in knots trying in vain to link the protestors to something objectionable.

Monday, October 24, 2011


that is the problem. The problem is capitalism itself. Capitalism is inherently unfair. Check out this brief Youtube presentation of "The Great Money Trick" from The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. This shows in a nutshell how the division of people into workers on the one hand and owners of means of production on the other (the bourgeoisie) really works.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Yes, criticize them and you are not even human, apparently. What are those of us in the 99%? "Monkeys," it would seem. Check out this video at the 2:05 mark. Actually the whole thing is good, but at 2:05 we find the 1% and their usual bullshit: yes, without them there would be no jobs! And those of us who question this are "monkeys."

Every ruling class that has ever existed tells lies about its own supposed indispensability. When fascists rule, we are told their imperialist armies are actually protecting us all from war. When priests rule, we are told they are necessary to connect us to God. When aristocrats rule, we are informed that all that is good in life comes from the "bloods" and their distinguished pedigrees.

And when business rules, we are told the rest of us unwashed slobs would have nothing without them.

Such arrogance makes those adopt it insane. And it also promotes in them the deep conviction that those who oppose them are not even human. Hence, the peculiar person in the above video with his repeated cries of "monkey" at one who dared question him.

Let me turn the discussion to a deeper human level. I am a Christian. But not a very good one. I do not love this man and his haughty cries of "monkey." My thoughts about him are decidedly not Christian. But that is one more reason why I so much admire the Occupy movement in the streets: despite provocation they have remained peaceful and determined. I take strength from them. This little man who cries "monkey" assaults his own soul in his worship of false gods.

These false gods are doomed.

Yes, as the above mentioned video says, this is a class war. And it is also a war between those who see human faces all around them, and those who see mostly monkeys. I am convinced those with the better vision shall prevail.

God bless OWS. To the man who cried "monkey": your attitude infuriates at first, but then it works against you. You strengthen our determination, and you help convince those who accept your rule to change their minds. Who is the monkey then, if you are subverting yourself?

Saturday, October 22, 2011


because of "health and safety issues" due to the presence of OWS protestors outside? What the hell is the Church talking about?

Yes, I am an Anglican myself. But I can't wonder whether the Church is backing the politics of the establishment here. Here is a quotation from The Guardian:

"Canon Peter Bruinvels, a member of the General Synod, said the financial losses caused by the closure were a tragedy. 'Clearly now the demonstrators should pack up their tents and go. St Paul's is a greater cause than theirs and they should acknowledge that. The cathedral is losing £20,000 for every day it is shut. It gets no state support. It cannot afford to be shut.'"

"St. Paul's is a greater cause than theirs"? Jesus Christ loves everyone without exception, but does he not take sides against the exploitative rich? How is the Occupy movement not the cause of Christ? It sounds to me like Canon Bruinvels has bought into that old and absurd idea that life in Christ has something to do only with transcendance and has nothing to do with how we conduct ourselves in this world. I am afraid the Canon is mistaken.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


if you are in the habit of getting your news from mainstream TV, radio, newspapers, PLEASE check out what is going on on the NET with regard to the Wall Street Occupation. Here is a link to an article in the OCCUPIED WALL STREET JOURNAL which talks about how the corporate media is slandering the movement. Plenty of examples are given.

If your understanding of the world comes only from corporate media, you will never really know what is going on. Check out the OCCUPIED WALL STREET JOURNAL to hear from the activists themselves.

Monday, October 17, 2011


when directed against the Occupy protestors?

Let me paraphrase this question, which thinly conceals a great deal of hostility. What the "what do you want" question really means is this:

"You protestors want too much that we don't want you to have. So we shall pretend you are incoherent. We shall pretend you are saying nothing. You are a very large body that has pulled off an unprecedented anarchist miracle of being organized, lucid, intelligent, and non-violent without having some small clique at your head that can be corrupted by the power of leadership or destroyed by us killing them, corrupting them, slandering them, or otherwise neutralizing them. We shall set limits on what and how much you want. When you modify and reduce your demands to a level acceptable to us, we will pretend that only then are you actually saying anything. Cut down your demands. And while you're at it, fight amongst yourselves doing so, split the 99% up into warring pieces. When you are done, we shall make an alliance with whoever suits us, and use that fraction to sweep away the rest."

That is what "what do you want" means. And we will not fall for it.


is a good site to check out to see what is coming up in Canada with regard to the Occupy movement.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


You may recall my earlier post on October 11 regarding Kevin O'Leary's breathtakingly stupid and vicious interview of Chris Hedges. There has been, fortunately, something of an outcry about this, but not enough, since corporate fatcat O'Leary still has his job.

Speaking of which, why is a guy like this on the public payroll anyway? He is already on that odious "Dragon's Den" TV show, sucking at the public trough. Aren't the millions from his own enterprises enough for him? Is it possible that we don't hear often enough from millionaires in this country? If this guy needs to parade his ego all over the airwaves, can't a TV station from his beloved coroporate sector give him a job? I know I don't want my tax dollars going into Mr. Moneybags's overstuffed pocket.

We Canadians can help tell the CBC that what we most want to see on our publicly owned broadcaster right now is a new martial arts film. Let's call it Exit the Dragon. Please contact the CBC and complain.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


is "private property"! It belongs neither to God nor the public. So the London police have taken it upon themselves to try to evict OWS protestors from the steps of the cathedral.


Oh how glad we are that God has the state to protect him from the people!

And dogs? Why the fuck are the cops bringing out dogs? Can a dog make a peaceful arrest?


Take a look at this. Occupy Wall Street has gone global! How many saw this coming?

"The Spirit bloweth where it listeth" (John 3:8). It is not subject to the "realism" of corporate mandarins or the limited possibilities imagined by the dead-eyed capitalist press.

In the meantime, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Iran is the world's most significant threat! Not to your world, Stephen Harper, you corporate alien! Democracy -- that is, the genuine rule of the people -- will be the undoing of you and your class.

Friday, October 14, 2011


The "cleaning" of Zuccotti park has been postponed. Now we need to follow up by telling Brookfield Asset Management that we still have our eye on them and want them to continue to respect the right of the protestors to stay in the park.

The same link I gave last time now can be used for just this purpose:

Thursday, October 13, 2011


which is calling for the eviction of the peaceful protestors in Zuccotti Park in New York tomorrow (Friday)!

Brookfield Asset Management is the one calling for the eviction of peaceful demonstrators in Zuccotti park in NYC. The cops can only evict the demonstrators if Brookfield labels them trespassers.

There is a site where you can very easily let Brookfield know you are opposed to this eviction. Of course, you don't have to be Canadian, but I should think it would be particularly important for us Canadians to speak out about this.

And please don't assume it's too late! You never know how this might work out. The Occupy Wall Street protestors are fighting for all of us who are not content to be dictated to any more by corporate power.


tomorrow. That is, Friday Oct. 14. Check out this YouTube for details.

Fuck! I wish I could be in New York!

Wall Street Occupiers. God be with you and keep you safe tomorrow, and may you prevail. We are with you! We are the 99%!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


may be a little old (Sept 27) but it's a good one. But don't take my word for it. There's so much out there on the Wall Street Occupation and how it has spread and is spreading. Surf, people, surf!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011



Legendary tough guy can't score one good hit in his interview with (or should I say "against") Chris Hedges, in which the latter quite easily defends the Wall Street Occupation.

To the CBC: you are supposed to belong to the PEOPLE of Canada, not right wing nutbars Like Kevin O'Leary. Fire him. He and his kind own way too much of this country already. What are they doing infiltrating a crown corporation? Their values are foreign to everything that is just and sensible.

Monday, October 10, 2011


I just discovered a cool group here at blogspot: Protest Chaplains. I understand they are based in Boston, and are involved in the Wall Street Occupation in New York and in other cities.


Sunday, October 9, 2011


I regret finding out about all this only very early in October or so. It began on September 17 and it's not only still going on but getting bigger and has spread to other American cities. It is spreading to Canada too. There's so much stuff about it on the net that it would be practically superfluous for me to start lots of links. Just google "Wall Street Occupation" for example.

Check out also what some other people are saying about it: Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, Michael Moore.

Check out also the Adbusters ongoing page about this.

Also try Global Revolution.

And here is Truth Dig.

Friday, October 7, 2011


If you've been watching your televisions you probably have NOT gotten coverage of something VERY important going on in your country right now, which has been going on since September 17 and is getting bigger.

Wall Street in New York has been occupied by thousands of protestors who want their country to belong to the American people and not to the fucking banks and big corporations.

Please do NOT make the mistake of believing that if it's not on TV it is not important. Television is owned by Moneybags -- it is not a mom and pop operation. News which is threatening to the Moneybags of the world will be distorted or ignored. All I can say is, check out Youtube (just search under Wall Street Protest) or check out Adbusters.


Just in case you haven't been getting the news from the bourgeois media (and you probably haven't because they don't want you to know much about it) there have been tremendous protests in New York against Wall Street. Just go to YouTube and do a search under Wall Street Protest or something of the like. The spirit of these huge numbers of people is incredible.

There's a new wind a-blowing. Yes indeed. God shall not allow his people forever to live in economic and spiritual bondage to Mammon and his minions.

It's like they say: the revolution will not be televised.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


and his "Hope" speech. Check it out. Sometimes I think all one needs to do is post the link without comment, because in a case like this, the link will speak for itself. He's got it bang on.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


thing going on at YouTube apparently, where you upload a video of yourself denying the Holy Spirit.

So I am moved here to state my own position: I DO beleive in the Holy Spirit, and the divinity of Jesus Christ. I also believe in His literal death and resurrection as the way to salvation for our sins AND ultimately, from all manner of pain, injustice, and evil.

And since there seem to be a growing number of atheists who think (or pretend to think) that the only variety of Christian who exists is of the fundamentalist variety, let me declare a few things I DO NOT believe:

I DO NOT believe that only Christians are saved.
I DO NOT believe the world is only 5,000 years old.
I DO NOT believe that homosexuality is a sin (read my porn). God made gayness.
I DO NOT believe in the infallibility of scripture, important as scripture is.

I VERY STRONGLY SUSPECT and am coming to believe in the truth of Universalism: that is, the doctrine that all people, one way or another, if not in this life then in a later one, shall be eternally reunited with God.

I am more than a little fed up with the threat of hell hanging over my head; I think it rots one's love of God.

And I am more than a little fed up with the fuck-the-dog patriotism of the fundamentalists, who seem to think that love of Jesus must entail a hearty approval American Imperialism.

A caution to the deniers of the Holy Spirit: do not let the viciousness and willful stupidity of fundamentalists drive you to close your mind or your heart to God in whatever fashion He/She presents Herself.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Ach du lieber! Can it be I forgot to publicize this latest little hot story of mine? It's called "The Cock Whisperer" and you can find it at Sway Lingerie. Just scroll down a little, and it's there: a little phallogyne and equestrienne porn to lighten up your day!

Saturday, September 17, 2011


those "support the troops" yahoos with their cowardly pro-war rhetoric never actually pay attention to those soldiers who have turned against the war they are fighting? Check out this excellent YouTube video.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


It has often occurred to me that what keeps the doctrines of hell going in the Christian church has less to do with scripture than hell's proponents would have us believe.

It may be a matter of simple hate, of a desire to see some people unforgiven and roiling in the gulf of fire forevermore.

But perhaps even more significantly than the hate, belief in hell comes from a lack of faith in God. Under the guise of saying that God has such authority that he must somehow have the right to torture certain people forever, the hell-believer actually has inadequate trust in God's power.

The hell-believer, with his lack of faith in God's power and God's realm, projects this world into the beyond, convinced that the limitations we know in this earthly existence are binding everywhere else and for eternity. In this world, for example, there seems so often to be a downside to everything. So much of what is good must be paid for. In fact, this is so much the case that we can't even IMAGINE paradise. Any writer who has tried to portray a perfect world knows that what she comes up with is boring and insipid. Some kind of evil or difficult conflict must be introduced.

Therefor, if we make the mistake of assuming that the world beyond this one must be limited by this one or limited by the imaginations of people in this world, we have a hard time believing EVERYONE shall know forever the bliss of God. Surely there must be losers for winning to mean anything!

The hell-believer is loyal to a particular interpretation of scripture, but becomes so at the price of putting this interpretation above faith and God. It seems to me that those fundamentalists who think themselves particularly pious are actually idolatrous.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Recently I spoke pretty positively about Ralph Harris's GOD'S ASTOUNDING OPINION OF YOU. And I still stand behind those comments. But then on page 153 I encounter this:

"Our public school system is not set up to accurately equip our children to know who they are. I don't mean to lay blame, but I do mean to illuminate. Public schools lump saved and unsaved children together . . ."

And I think I felt a cold draft from Hell. "Saved and unsaved children"?

I can see how many of us Christians totally creep out the rest of the world. Some of us seem so nice, rational, well-intentioned, and then that Us and Them stuff comes up, right in the middle of the most patient and forgiving talk. Yes, it's not that we hate or judge the non-Christians, it's just that in our own gentle, mild-mannered way, we assert that they are all going to be damned.

Man. I think the Devil got a hold of God's revolution in Christ and has seriously corrupted it. The "Good News" seems to have a great many qualifications to it, doesn't it?

Saturday, September 3, 2011


I've been thinking some more about Rob Bell, and since my last post on him I have read his LOVE WINS, which I highly recommend, by the way. As for those of my fellow Christians with pinched hearts, a need to control the gates of heaven, and who say Rob Bell is a universalist, they may wish to consider these words of his from page 115:

"Will every body be saved,
or will some perish apart from God forever because of
their choices?

"Those are questions, or more accurately, those are
tensions we are free to leave fully intact. We don't need
to resolve them or answer them because we can't, and so
we simply respect them, creating space for the freedom
that love requires."

Is this universalism? It seems to me that it leaves open the possibility that universalism is true, but clearly Bell is not committing himself to universalism here, and is not pretending to. Frankly, I wish he had. So why are the pharisees after him? And why are they so upset at the mere possibility that no one is damned?

It is interesting that they claim scripture on their side. Let me leave aside the scriptural argument for the time being and instead ponder this: why do they WANT to believe in hell? Why are they people who would clearly be bitterly disappointed if it could be proven to them that scripture does not support a doctrine of eternal torture for some people?

Could it be that pride says there is no point in being one of the sheep if there are no goats?


The book to your right here. Now this may sound odd
for a pornographer, but in some ways I seem to have a
highly Puritan temperment. For example, I have experienced for years nagging self-doubt about various personal failures, and live constantly with a sense of God's judgement and disapproval upon me. I bought this book hoping it would be a well needed antidote to my usual God-as-Judge approach.

I have not been disappointed. And this is not a fatuous sermon that tells us that we are all perfect little doobies who don't need to change anything. Much of what Harris does here is to stress that Christ's sacrifice makes us alright with God.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Resistance is Futile

Did I ever post a pic of Jeri Ryan as 7 of 9 before? Well if I didn't, shame on me. Here she is. There are several versions of her suit, and I think this one is the hottest. Looks distinctly like she's got some kind of corset action going on under there. I like to think that thick seam running along the front of her left shoulder is actually a hidden zipper.

She looks mighty pleased with herself, and well she should be!

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Looks like the fundamentalists are gunning for this guy. But fuck 'em. I like the cut of his jib. I like his spirit. His name is Rob Bell and he has written a book called LOVE WINS. He is accused of the most horrendous heresy of all: univeralism. Universalism is the idea that somehow, everyone is saved by God and none are damned. (Shit! I mean, what's the point of going to heaven if EVERYBODY gets there, right? Doesn't God have any standards?) Now there is some controversy as to whether he really is a universalist, and I cannot enter into it, having not read the book (but I'm going to). Check out this inspiring video of his on Youtube.

I mean, this is the sort of thing we Christians should be saying. Christ overcomes the power of death. Christ is defeated by the empire, and in turn overcomes it!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


where they show someone wearing something simply drop dead sexy and they don't quite give you a good look at them? Such is the case in the 1983 film, "Bullshot," with Diz White to the left here in her lovely leather flying suit.

Diz White is very funny and sexy in this film. It's a pity the few shots of her in the suit are too quick. Why are they always teasing us fetishists?

Youtube has some of Diz in the suit in part 8 of 9, and in part 9 too.

Monday, June 27, 2011


Is there an emergency quick-release mechanism somewhere?

Friday, June 17, 2011


James Laxer gives "Ten Compelling Reasons to Vote for Stephen Harper.":

1. If you believe that the wealthy are the bastion of liberty in a world threatened by the torpor of equality and that the example of the poor is needed to prod the young on to enterprise, success and innovation.

2. If you believe that Stockwell Day played with dinosaurs when he was a child.

3. If you believe that tar sands oil is “ethical” and that it is our duty to ensure that American SUVs never do without.

4. If you believe that nurses, teachers, bus drivers, hospital workers, and garbage collection workers are overpaid while bankers and corporate executives have a tough time making ends meet.

5. If you believe that vehicle and gun owners are stigmatized, even criminalized, when they are required to register their accouterments.

6. If you believe that global warming provides a useful challenge to slothful species, and that only the fit deserve to survive.

7. If you believe that the wealthy should be allowed to buy the health care they need ahead of the less well-heeled.

8. If you believe that corporations and the animal spirits of those who run them are enervated by over-taxation.

9. If you believe that the price of freedom is whatever it costs to buy the very latest jet fighters off the shelf.

10. If you believe that aboriginal peoples have received all they deserve from the settler societies that have taken their land


Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Totally smokin'! And what are those two guys doing behing her? Looking for a valve, or something? If you know how my mind works, you know what I'm thinking . . .

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011


The point I was initially trying to make in that last post (but got distracted from, going on about reactionary twerps) is that when I googled "radical canadian author" I ended up with only two names, and one of them seemed unworthy anyway. So what is wrong with this country literarily? I mean, even if the hardcopy publishers are not publishing Lefty fiction, you'd think that a google search would turn up more than this, wouldn't you?

Monday, April 11, 2011

I JUST GOOGLED "radical canadian author"

and came up with Naomi Klein (and good on her, I say. I haven't read much by her but what I know second-hand is good) and some other guy who, upon my cursory examination at least, struck me as some species of reactionary twerp of the "gadfly" variety. You know the sort: "lookit me, Maw, I'm criticizin' THE MOSLEMS! Ain't I brave? Hot damn, but them liberals are screamin' in helpless indignation at the mere fact of my continued existence! I WIN! I WIN! I WINNNNNN!" etcetera. So what the fuck is going on here? Is it that bad, in Canada? Maybe we have radical writers, but no publishers with the chutzpah to publish them. Maybe they are afraid of the twerps. (BTW: according to Kurt Vonnegut, "twerp" started off meaning a person who would bite his or her own fart bubbles in the bathtub.) Once again: where are the Canadian Radical Writers? I think I may have to publish my novel on my own lonesome.

Friday, April 8, 2011

I JUST GOOGLED "radical canadian novelist"

And what did I come up with? Nothing. I wonder if that just might be why I cannot get a single Canadian publisher or agent to look at my novel?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


has no paragraph breaks. Blogspot has decided to disallow them, it seems.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


about how unhappy Canadians supposedly are that we are going to have a federal election soon? In the first place, I just can't believe that we are all such a bunch of whiners that an opportunity to exercise what precious little democracy we have is considered an insurmountable burden. What is the problem? Is it the arduous walk (or drive) to the polling station? Don't sweat it. We need the exercise. Is it the cost? Well, the 2006 election cost $270 million dollars, according to the CBC. Divide that up amongst the 34 million of us and it's less than 8 bucks a citizen. If you factor in that not all citizens are voters or taxpayers, it comes to somewhat more than that, I would suppose. Who knows, it might even be enough for an inexpensive dinner and a drink. Well, boo-hoo-hoo. In other countries people get shot by the police for just asking for democracy, let alone practicing it. But we need more cheeseburgers, eh? Maybe the supposed problem with having an election is listening to the coverage of it in the mass media. But I think the very people most likely to find this a reason not to have an election are the very people most able to simply tune out what they don't want to hear. They will go back to sleep soon enough. But I have my doubts that people in this country are so reluctant to have a chance to vote. I suspect the mass media have some patronizing image of "Joe Sixpack" in their heads they like to peddle: "you don't like elections, do you Joe Sixpack? There's a good Joe Sixpack. You just want a beer and a movie and a tax cut, don't you, Joe Sixpack? There's a good fellow..."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


"The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them."

George Orwell, "Notes on Nationalism," 1945


Why aren't we helping? Why does the West have billions of dollars and thousands of soldiers' lives to piss away fucking over Iraq and Afghanistan, year after year trying to "liberate" them, and nothing for Libya?

Not so much as a no-fly zone.

Where there are people who really want our help, it is nowhere to be found.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


"Quite in contrast to the frequently uttered cliche that Marx and other socialists taught that the desire for maximal material gain was the most fundamental human drive . . . socialists believed that it is the very structure of capitalist society which makes material interest the deepest motive, and that socialism would permit nonmaterial motives to assert themselves and free man from his servitude to material interests. (It is a sad commentary on man's capacity for inconsistency that people condemn socialism for its alleged 'materialism,' and at the same time criticize it with the argument that only the 'profit motive' can motivate man to do his best.)"

Erich Fromm "Let Man Prevail" (1960)

Monday, March 14, 2011


Don Cherry: high six-figure parasite feeding off Canadian taxpayers for a part-time job yacking about hockey -- and all 'round proud-to-be-an-ignorant-jackass type . . .


Samuel Johnson: much smarter and classier than Cherry (which isn't saying much) but still a gasbag of the keep-the-rabble-in-their-place variety . . .

EQUALS (drum roll, maestro, if you please . . .)

Rex Murphy

Sunday, March 13, 2011


So please don't abandon me. Just too busy to post much of anything lately but that will change, eventually.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I've been taking a look at a book I read years ago by Thomas Merton called Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander. There's just one highly illuminating and quotable passage after another. Take a look at this, for example:

"We believe, not because we want to know, but because we want to be. And supernatural faith responds to the mystery of that natural faith which is the core and center of our personal being, the will to be ourselves that is the heart of our natural identity. The higher faith is the will not only to be ourselves, but to find ourselves truly in Christ by obedience to His Father."

This is just so much better than that self-effacing swill Christianity is always preaching. I find matters of humility and the self highly problematic.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Let the cynical bourgeois pundits yatter on about "stability" as much as they like: the people of Egypt have enacted their GOD GIVEN right to impose their will on the government and have forced the unholy fascist fuckwad and Yankee ally out of power.

Let the mealy-mouths of Western nabobism learn this lesson, if they are capable: "stability" does not mean 30 years of dictatorship; "stability" does not mean gunning down peaceful demonstrators; "stability" does not mean censorship and torture. What was not supposed to happen has happened: the people have prevailed, and by bypassing the machinery of "stability."

Doubtless, once heaven does not descend on Egypt by 8 a.m. tomorrow morning, we shall hear the habitual "realist" cynics blither on as if nothing wonderful or idealistic has really happened. But these are the people who breed death within, speak it daily -- these are the mini-Kissingers, the blind men of the bourgeoisie who hate the Kingdom of Heaven with a passion: if, indeed, they are capable of passion.

God bless the Egyptian people! Let's learn something in sleepy Canada: the authorities can have their asses kicked, and hard.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


The image above is taken from the November 2010 issue of SCALE MILITARY MODELLER. It is a captioned close-up of part of a diorama featuring battle between Soviet and German troops in WWII.

Now, I peruse this magazine pretty often, and I can say these guys know their tanks well and would never, for example, mistake a Panzer II for a Panzer III or a Sherman for a Chaffee. The modellers featured in this publication build stuff that is way out of my own very humble league.

But mistaking Lenin for Stalin? We modellers are known for our pedantry -- endless debates have occurred, for example, about what just the right shade of olive drab is appropriate for a Sherman tank. So I think I can be excused if I express my own dismay at a historical faux pas that makes one wonder just how much the buttons and badges crowd really understands about the war in its larger and more important contexts. Hopla!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


When you say something is wrong and something must be done there will always be those who say "talk is cheap." Ask these people what they would have of you: do they want you to act, as they pretend they want? Or do they really want you just to shut up? And ask them what they themselves are doing about the injustice. Are they speaking out against it? Acting against it? Both? Neither? Usually it is neither. Those who decry those who decry injustice are almost always not the bold fighters against it, but its defendants.

And if talk is cheap, why do the rich insist on owning the media?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


You are a chalk
on the ground
marking you
once were

powders the air
you breathe in

you field over
and through the plains
the divine ghost

on the walls

Roxy Katt

Saturday, January 22, 2011


An Obscene, Crapulent, and Absurd poem
(i.e. One poem, a formal unity that is, but with the above
three characteristics. To whit: Obscenity, Crapulence, and Absurdity.)

Virgil Eclogues (37:37: viii, 15-6)

Fuck you, Doctor Zhivago,
Fuck you, Doctor Zhivago,
you, Doctor Zhivago, you
Fuck off you
Fuck off, Doctor Zhivago, you
Fuck Doctor Zhivago, you
Fuck Doctor Doctor
Doctor Fucker you
Fuck off you,
Doctor Zhivago
you ignorant fuck, you
Fuck off you
Doctor Zhivago.

Doctor Zhivago has been sent to Hell.

Fuck Doctor,
Fucker Doctor Fucker
Doctor Fuck
Zhivago Fucker
Doctor Vago
Foctor Zhivocto
Fucker Doctor
Focker Doctor Zhi
vago Fuckeroon er
Fucko Bi-Focofuckulationatorial
istization Doctor Fucko
Fuck the Doctor, the
Doctor Zhivago Fucker the
Fucking Zhivago the Doctor Fuck-
o the Doctor O Fuck

Doctor Fuck Hole!

I had the making of
an honourable man,
but only heroes
were workable then,
so I failed.

(Like a Dutchman. Alas!
In the wilderness, our
voices are
quiet, and meaningless,
glass sunk in the ocean, a
Frenchman crying in the
O lieuh! O blancmontagne! Je
tu de rochera ma petitcoat!)


Crying like a Frenchman
in the woods!

Croaking like a toady
in the forest, like a virgin
in the fields of love
forlorn, like
a hero inthe pages of
a magazine for next Tuesday and
the following Thursday
in a milk bucket on the verge
of all our tomorrows.

round window of all our tomorrows, yes, a
round window of all our tomorrows and tomorrow
and tomorrow,
until the last vestibule
of regarded lime
in the eye of a beggar already buggered by
the historicity of the
effluvia of


(Goffuparapalencia! Go bugger the Queen!
Go bugger the Queen, I say, go
Bugger the Queen!)

Roxy Katt

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


"Although it seems at first a sudden shift of focus, Thoreau's discovery of the flower actually broadens his political reference by underlining the fact that progressive change can emerge from what seems a defeated and hopeless position. Political critique must retain the capacity for hope, or it is futile. Thoreau's lily adds hope, and therefore purpose, to his rage. The perfume of the water lily, the 'confirmation of our hopes,' signals the unending energy of nature and also the ever present possibility of creating a better nation and community." (italics mine)

David M. Robinson Natural Life: Thoreau's Worldly Transcendentalism

Friday, January 14, 2011


I am not interested in a god who never hung on a cross and I am not interested in a god who can do nothing else.

I am not interested in a god who is above our sufferings. God must partake of them or he is not our god.

I am not interested in a god who suffers with us but can never set anything right, who only wrings his hands in heaven, virtuously feeling sorry for everyone.

And a point must come where there is no more torture of the innocent, no more mockery of the good, no spear in the side of the righteous and the holy.

A time must come when the soldier, if he does not repent his allegiance to the Christ-murdering power of Caesar in all his forms, must have his legs violently broken and all his teeth pulled out with brutal pliers.

He must scream in inarticulate, bloody agony as he is nailed to the cross he forced others to make.

If you will not be fixed, you must be broken.

Did you really think that Jesus, meek and mild, would suffer for ever and ever? Did you think that was God's merciful plan?

I am beginning to think that this is what all the allusions in the Bible to hell are about: not an eternity of conscious torture, for that is neither just nor merciful, but an uncompromising declaration that no one will hold God and Her children hostage to darkness forever. That is not negotiable.

Let the fascists who run this world in their suits and uniforms laugh. God shall hold her enemies in derision and break their stony hearts to powder.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


These two pics are from an old comic book called T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. I never saw this as a kid, but discovered the "Rusty" or "Iron Maiden" character on the net. A nice suit, I think, for all those who find armour sexy. Unfortunately (from my point of view) most of the armour one sees in mass culture that is presented in an erotic context is of the "brass bikini" sort. Not to my own taste. I love a woman totally enclosed in steel!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A BAWDY POEM (sung to the tune of "Bobby Shaftoe")


Maid 1:

Bobby Shaftoe's gone to sea,
Silver buckles on his knee,
He'll come back and marry me,
Pretty Bobby Shaftoe.

Bobby Shaftoe fat and fair,
Combing back his yellow hair,
Always shaves his legs with Nair,
Pretty Bobby Shaftoe.

Maid 2:

I don't think he's into you,
Sorry girl, he likes the crew,
Don't know what you're going to do,
Pretty Bobby Shaftoe.

Frankly, Bobby Shaftoe's gay,
Or at least a little fey,
He won't marry anyway,
Pretty Bobby Shaftoe.

Maid 1:

Screw it all that's just my luck,
Fuck me sideways, love a duck,
I'm a stupid hockey puck,
Pretty Bobby Shaftoe.

Roxy Katt

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I just love that tight-panted riding gear look -- especially on a woman who seems to be saying "I'm so sexy, it hurts."

Ultra-sophisticated as she appears, would she still look that way getting into or out of those ultra-tight jods? Mmmm . . . I don't think so. Yum!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


I sometimes spend a lot of time changing my mind about captions for cartoons. Does anyone have any ideas for this one?