Archive for February 22nd, 2007

the ignoramus mob

I just watched Fox News for like 2 minutes. Some correspondent was jabbering about Iran. Behind him, footage rolled on a telescreen of radiation-suited presumed-to-be Iranian nuclear workers doing their Business: rolling barrels about mostly. The segment ended. The scene cut back to the 6PM anchor, who said: “Thanks for the report. And keep an eye on those guys behind you — they look like they’re up to no good!”

A classic, balanced & fair Fox News Moment. Not quite awesome dudes but it was a hoot.

If you want to understand why the end of the world is about to happen you really must watch Fox News. Make note of who advertises. Never buy their product again. And remember: For roughly 25% to a third of Americans what you see there is Truth. A mere market share. By no means a majority. But a brutally sizable & well-connected ignoramus mob.

In many ways Fox is the most accurate news on TV because they modify the ignoramus mob’s thinking.

Galloway Nails It.

My buddy Galloway just ripped out a few superbly chosen words about writers (great fodder for me on a day when I’ve no choice words of my own).


Writers are alchemists and they are chosen not manufactured. Chosen by whom? you ask. God? I don’t believe in God, so that’s out. What is there to believe in? Something bigger than ourselves? What could be bigger than a self? What could be bigger than ‘I’? Other men like me, perhaps? Only I’ve never met any.

Writers are chosen. Chosen by what they write. Curses are cast in soiled paper wraps, hexes are hurled through space via satellite and through wires and eventually are rendered in words. Spiritual beauty is to be found in anger. For rage moves like an erotic impulse towards the experience of time suspended; rage can expand the moment so that the whole of life becomes potentially one enormous and eternal present, like a piece of writing.