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Monday, 21 August 2017

Totality / Vallejo: The Vedic Fibre / Jet

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Gorge | by bnzai9

Gorge [Hood River, Oregon]: photo by bnzai9, 2 July 2017
 
(Photo: Over Schiehallion, Perthshire, Scotland. By Ken Prior)

Asperatus clouds, Schiehallion, Perthshire, Scotland: photo by Ken Prior, 2007

César Vallejo: The Vedic Fibre

If it rained tonight, I'd withdraw from here
a thousand years.
No, a hundred, no more.
As if nothing had occurred
I'd believe I were
in a state of becoming, still.

Or without a mother, without
a lover, without
the unending feeling
for a pulse
on a night like this, I'd be
combing the Vedic fibre,
the Vedic wool, diabolical
indication, having pinched
by the nostrils
the two clappers hidden
inside a single bell.

Toting up my life
or claiming I've never been born
won't release me.

What hasn't yet come along won't, but
what's already come and gone,
but what's already come and gone.



Waterspout, seen from Clifton, Woolongong, New South Wales: photo by dirtymouse, 22 April 2007
Trilce XXXIII

Si lloviera esta noche, retiraríame
de aquí a mil años.
Mejor a cien no más.
Como si nada hubiese ocurrido, haría
la cuenta de que vengo todavía.

      O sin madre, sin amada, sin porfía
de agacharme a aguaitar al fondo, a puro
pulso,
esta noche así, estaría escarmenando
la fibra védica,
la lana védica de mi fin final, hilo
del diantre, traza de haber tenido
por las narices
a dos badajos inacordes de tiempo
                    en una misma campana.

      Haga la cuenta de mi vida
o haga la cuenta de no haber aún nacido
no alcanzaré a librarme.

      No será lo que aún no haya venido, sino
lo que ha llegado y ya se ha ido,
sino lo que ha llegado y ya se ha ido.

César Vallejo (1892-1938): Trilce XXXIII from Trilce (1922), English version TC

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Tornado waterspout near Cape Formentor, Mallorca: photo by Julian Kupfer, 2006
Jet

It scares me, Sweet Lord, this brutal jet
of sweetness, it scares
me. This house gives me a perfect
wholeness, a perfect sense of knowing
where not to be.

Let us not go in. It scares me, this
minute by minute retracing
of my steps, over destroyed bridges.
Sweet Lord, I can't
continue. Brave sad skeleton singer.

It's what's inside the haunted house, the deadly
quicksilver, that seals
my veins with lead
in the arid afternoon.

The jet doesn't know how we
can go on. It terrifies me. Valor but
a memory, I do not continue. Sad ruby
red skeleton, just whistle, just whistle.


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Trombe marine a rion antirion (Grèce): photo by Bruno Arnaud, 15 December 2007
Trilce XXVII

Me da miedo ese chorro,
buen recuerdo, señor fuerte, implacable
cruel dulzor. Me da miedo.
Esta casa me da entero bien, entero
lugar para este no saber dónde estar.

No entremos. Me da miedo este favor
de tornar por minutos, por puentes volados.
Yo no avanzo, señor dulce,
recuerdo valeroso, triste
esqueleto cantor.

Qué contenido, el de esta casa encantada,
me da muertes de azogue, y obtura
con plomo mis tomas
a la seca actualidad.

El chorro que no sabe a cómo vamos,
dame miedo, pavor.
Recuerdo valeroso, yo no avanzo.
Rubio y triste esqueleto, silba, silba. 
César Vallejo (1892-1938): Trilce XXVII from Trilce (1922), English version TC
 
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Waterspouts in the Bahamas Islands: photo by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, n.d.


Don't plan on experiencing the #OReclipse from your car. Stopping on the roadway is dangerous and illegal. Also, don't let your dog drive.: image via Portland Police @PortlandPolice, 18 August 2017 



Got your glasses? The #greatamericaneclipse is almost here Photo @olsongetty: image via Getty Images News @GettyImagesNews, 20 August 2017


Replying to @TaylorViydoKGW: image via Taylor Viydo @TaylorViydoKGW, 17 August 2017

In America we have Marxism being taught in our schools and communities. Berkeley is a ground zero for the Marxist Movement and we need to speak out and say NO to Marxism. This event is our chance to speak out and expose the plan of purging our nation from a free nation to a communist nation. We will not tolerate this in America. So we are asking people to come stand against Marxism.

-- Facebook announcement by Amber Cummings [aka Based Tranny], Organizer, August 27 No to Marxism in America March and Rally in Berkeley

Summer | by bnzai9

Summer [Oregon]: photo by bnzai9, 18 September 2015


This farmer right outside of Madras is ready to cash in on the #OReclipse: image via Taylor Viydo @TaylorViydoKGW, 17 August 2017


#OReclipse traffic backed up for 15 miles on HWY 26, all the way to Prineville now. Photos from our fish and wildlife plane.: image via Oregon State Police @ORStatePolice, 17 August 2017


#OReclipse traffic backed up for 15 miles on HWY 26, all the way to Prineville now. Photos from our fish and wildlife plane.: image via Oregon State Police @ORStatePolice, 17 August 2017


HWY 26 east of Prineville is at a standstill from #OReclipse travelers. 8 mile backup. #knowbeforeyougo.
: image via Oregon State Police @ORStatePolice, 17 August 2017



HWY 26 east of Prineville is at a standstill from #OReclipse travelers. 8 mile backup. #knowbeforeyougo.: image via Oregon State Police @ORStatePolice, 17 August 2017

Yankees Red Sox Baseball

The scorekeeper at Fenway Park looks out from the left field wall before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Boston.: photo by Michael Dwyer/AP, 18 August 2017


i was excited for the solar eclipse but this made me so sad: image via tiffany @tiffauy, 17 August 2017

DurhamWWP-0379.jpg | by Rodney Dunning

DurhamWWP-0379.jpg: photo by Rodney Dunning, 14 August 2017

DurhamWWP-0379.jpg | by Rodney Dunning

DurhamWWP-0379.jpg: photo by Rodney Dunning, 14 August 2017

DurhamWWP-0379.jpg | by Rodney Dunning

DurhamWWP-0379.jpg: photo by Rodney Dunning, 14 August 2017

Karl Marx: Address of the International Working Men's Association to Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America

Composed by Karl Marx between November 22 and 29, 1864. Presented to U.S. Ambassador Charles Francis Adams January 28, 1865. First Published in The Bee-Hive Newspaper, No. 169, November 7, 1865.

Sir:

We congratulate the American people upon your re-election by a large majority. If resistance to the Slave Power was the reserved watchword of your first election, the triumphant war cry of your re-election is Death to Slavery.

From the commencement of the titanic American strife the workingmen of Europe felt instinctively that the star-spangled banner carried the destiny of their class. The contest for the territories which opened the dire epopee, was it not to decide whether the virgin soil of immense tracts should be wedded to the labor of the emigrant or prostituted by the tramp of the slave driver?

When an oligarchy of 300,000 slaveholders dared to inscribe, for the first time in the annals of the world, "slavery" on the banner of Armed Revolt, when on the very spots where hardly a century ago the idea of one great Democratic Republic had first sprung up, whence the first Declaration of the Rights of Man was issued, and the first impulse given to the European revolution of the eighteenth century; when on those very spots counterrevolution, with systematic thoroughness, gloried in rescinding "the ideas entertained at the time of the formation of the old constitution", and maintained slavery to be "a beneficent institution", indeed, the old solution of the great problem of "the relation of capital to labor", and cynically proclaimed property in man "the cornerstone of the new edifice" — then the working classes of Europe understood at once, even before the fanatic partisanship of the upper classes for the Confederate gentry had given its dismal warning, that the slaveholders' rebellion was to sound the tocsin for a general holy crusade of property against labor, and that for the men of labor, with their hopes for the future, even their past conquests were at stake in that tremendous conflict on the other side of the Atlantic. Everywhere they bore therefore patiently the hardships imposed upon them by the cotton crisis, opposed enthusiastically the proslavery intervention of their betters — and, from most parts of Europe, contributed their quota of blood to the good cause.

While the workingmen, the true political powers of the North, allowed slavery to defile their own republic, while before the Negro, mastered and sold without his concurrence, they boasted it the highest prerogative of the white-skinned laborer to sell himself and choose his own master, they were unable to attain the true freedom of labor, or to support their European brethren in their struggle for emancipation; but this barrier to progress has been swept off by the red sea of civil war.

The workingmen of Europe feel sure that, as the American War of Independence initiated a new era of ascendancy for the middle class, so the American Antislavery War will do for the working classes. They consider it an earnest of the epoch to come that it fell to the lot of Abraham Lincoln, the single-minded son of the working class, to lead his country through the matchless struggle for the rescue of an enchained race and the reconstruction of a social world.
Signed on behalf of the International Workingmen's Association, the Central Council:

Longmaid, Worley, Whitlock, Fox, Blackmore, Hartwell, Pidgeon, Lucraft, Weston, Dell, Nieass, Shaw, Lake, Buckley, Osbourne, Howell, Carter, Wheeler, Stainsby, Morgan, Grossmith, Dick, Denoual, Jourdain, Morrissot, Leroux, Bordage, Bocquet, Talandier, Dupont, L.Wolff, Aldovrandi, Lama, Solustri, Nusperli, Eccarius, Wolff, Lessner, Pfander, Lochner, Kaub, Bolleter, Rybczinski, Hansen, Schantzenbach, Smales, Cornelius, Petersen, Otto, Bagnagatti, Setacci;
George Odger, President of the Council; P.V. Lubez, Corresponding Secretary for France; Karl Marx, Corresponding Secretary for Germany; G.P. Fontana, Corresponding Secretary for Italy; J.E. Holtorp, Corresponding Secretary for Poland; H.F. Jung, Corresponding Secretary for Switzerland; William R. Cremer, Honorary General Secretary.

18 Greek Street, Soho. 


capitalism leads directly-grotesquely to alienation - SF 2004 | by Here: my Galleries +Group +Faves

capitalism leads directly - grotesquely - to alienation - SF 2004: photo by Bill Dane, 'art-world' miss us, 17 August 2017

Ambassador Adams Replies

Legation of the United States
London, 28th January, 1865
Sir:

I am directed to inform you that the address of the Central Council of your Association, which was duly transmitted through this Legation to the President of the United [States], has been received by him.

So far as the sentiments expressed by it are personal, they are accepted by him with a sincere and anxious desire that he may be able to prove himself not unworthy of the confidence which has been recently extended to him by his fellow citizens and by so many of the friends of humanity and progress throughout the world.

The Government of the United States has a clear consciousness that its policy neither is nor could be reactionary, but at the same time it adheres to the course which it adopted at the beginning, of abstaining everywhere from propagandism and unlawful intervention. It strives to do equal and exact justice to all states and to all men and it relies upon the beneficial results of that effort for support at home and for respect and good will throughout the world.

Nations do not exist for themselves alone, but to promote the welfare and happiness of mankind by benevolent intercourse and example. It is in this relation that the United States regard their cause in the present conflict with slavery, maintaining insurgence as the cause of human nature, and they derive new encouragements to persevere from the testimony of the workingmen of Europe that the national attitude is favored with their enlightened approval and earnest sympathies.

I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,

Charles Francis Adams




Amber Cummings, or Based Tranny, pictured here at the March 4 rally in Berkeley, is organizing the Aug. 27 Berkeley event. Photo: Daniel McPartlan: image via Berkeleyside, 17 August 2017

Squirrel | by bnzai9

Squirrel [Pacific Beach, Washington Peninsula]: photo by bnzai9, 31 January 2015



Kyle Chapman from San Francisco (aka Based Stickman) became an internet celebrity on the far right after he beat people with a stick at the March 4 rally in Berkeley. Photo: Daniel McPartlan: image via Berkeleyside, 18 August 2017

Untitled | by TomOlson

Untitled: photo by Tom Olson, 19 May 2017

Untitled | by TomOlson

Untitled: photo by Tom Olson, 19 May 2017

Untitled | by TomOlson

Untitled: photo by Tom Olson, 19 May 2017

Untitled | by TomOlson

Untitled: photo by Tom Olson, 19 May 2017

Untitled | by TomOlson

Untitled: photo by Tom Olson, 19 May 2017

Untitled | by TomOlson

Untitled: photo by Tom Olson, 19 May 2017

Broken Rifle

#12 | by titi.kittikorn

#12: photo by Sirawit Kuwawattanont, 7 August 2017

#12 | by titi.kittikorn

#12: photo by Sirawit Kuwawattanont, 7 August 2017

#12 | by titi.kittikorn

#12: photo by Sirawit Kuwawattanont, 7 August 2017

Untitled | by Gustavo Minas

Untitled [Brazil]: photo by Gustavo Gomes, 31 May 2017

Spring Girl | by Maanavi*

Spring Girl [Lodz]: photo by Piotr Debinski, 28 February 2011

Spring Girl | by Maanavi*

Spring Girl [Lodz]: photo by Piotr Debinski, 28 February 2011 
 
Spring Girl | by Maanavi*

Spring Girl [Lodz]: photo by Piotr Debinski, 28 February 2011

Untitled | by Jodi Rogers.

Untitled [Bath, England]: photo by Jodi Rogers, 17 July 2017

Untitled | by Jodi Rogers.

Untitled [Bath, England]: photo by Jodi Rogers, 17 July 2017

Untitled | by Jodi Rogers.

Untitled [Bath, England]: photo by Jodi Rogers, 17 July 2017

Shawls. | by tetyanabunyak

Shawls [Istanbul]: photo by Tetyana Bunyak, 20 October 2012

Shawls. | by tetyanabunyak

Shawls [Istanbul]: photo by Tetyana Bunyak, 20 October 2012

Shawls. | by tetyanabunyak

Shawls [Istanbul]: photo by Tetyana Bunyak, 20 October 2012

Untitled | by Viduthalai Mani Dharmaraj

Untitled [Chennai]: photo by Viduthalai Mani Dharmaraj, 14 August 2017

Untitled | by Viduthalai Mani Dharmaraj

Untitled [Chennai]: photo by Viduthalai Mani Dharmaraj, 14 August 2017

Untitled | by Viduthalai Mani Dharmaraj

Untitled [Chennai]: photo by Viduthalai Mani Dharmaraj, 14 August 2017

Untitled | by Viduthalai Mani Dharmaraj

Untitled [Chennai]: photo by Viduthalai Mani Dharmaraj, 12 August 2017

Untitled | by Viduthalai Mani Dharmaraj

Untitled [Chennai]: photo by Viduthalai Mani Dharmaraj, 12 August 2017

Untitled | by Viduthalai Mani Dharmaraj

Untitled [Chennai]: photo by Viduthalai Mani Dharmaraj, 12 August 2017

Der junge Karl Marx | by thewhitewolf72

 Der junge Karl Marx. Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin."Kino International" spiegelt sich im "Cafe Moskau".: photo by thewhitewolf72, 8 March 2017

Der junge Karl Marx | by thewhitewolf72

Der junge Karl Marx. Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin."Kino International" spiegelt sich im "Cafe Moskau".: photo by thewhitewolf72, 8 March 2017


Der junge Karl Marx | by thewhitewolf72

Der junge Karl Marx. Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin."Kino International" spiegelt sich im "Cafe Moskau".: photo by thewhitewolf72, 8 March 2017


Karl-Marx-Allee #V | by Alexander Rentsch

Karl-Marx-Allee #5. Berlin, Friedrichshain.: photo by Alexander Rentsch, 3 April 2015


Karl-Marx-Allee #I | by Alexander Rentsch

Karl-Marx-Allee #1. Berlin, Friedrichshain.: photo by Alexander Rentsch, 27 November 2013


Karl-Marx-Allee #II | by Alexander Rentsch

Karl-Marx-Allee #3. Berlin, Friedrichshain.: photo by Alexander Rentsch, 5 January 2015


Karl-Marx-Allee #III | by Alexander Rentsch

Karl-Marx-Allee #III. Berlin, Friedrichshain.: photo by Alexander Rentsch, 27 January 2015


Karl-Marx-Straße | by S. Dekind

Karl-Marx-Strasse. Berlin-Neukölln 02-2014.: photo by S. Dekind, 16 February 2014


Karl Marx | by berny-s

'Teatro Karl Marx' in La Habana-Miramar (1949), formerly known as 'Charles Chaplin'
and 'Teatro Blanquita' and renamed after the Cuban Revolution of 1959. In the foreground a Chevrolet Bel Air, built around 1954.: photo by berny-s, 10 April 2012

Karl Marx | by berny-s

'Teatro Karl Marx' in La Habana-Miramar (1949), formerly known as 'Charles Chaplin'
and 'Teatro Blanquita' and renamed after the Cuban Revolution of 1959. In the foreground a Chevrolet Bel Air, built around 1954.: photo by berny-s, 10 April 2012

Karl Marx | by berny-s

'Teatro Karl Marx' in La Habana-Miramar (1949), formerly known as 'Charles Chaplin' and 'Teatro Blanquita' and renamed after the Cuban Revolution of 1959. In the foreground a Chevrolet Bel Air, built around 1954.: photo by berny-s, 10 April 2012



These people jumped into @mgalinsk establishing shot for #Durham memorial coming down. These are bizarre times.: image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 20 August 2017


Lest one think the marchers all #men. Maybe missed it, but not element we picked up from #male photogs. #Charlottesville Photo @evelynpix @wpowdc: image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 18 August 2017

Hundreds of alt-right and neo-nazis rallying in Berkeley right now. Police checking people for weapons.: image via Shane Bauer Verified account @shane_bauer, 15 April 2017

 
Berkeley.: image via Shane Bauer Verified account @shane_bauer, 15 April 2017


Berkeley.: image via Shane Bauer Verified account @shane_bauer, 15 April 2017
 
 
Militias, alt-right, nazis etc won today in Berkeley. They outnumbered the opposition, pushed it back, and held downtown. Today's America.: image via Shane Bauer Verified account @shane_bauer, 15 April 2017


This guy just went "on the record" to say "black people are inferior to whites, genetically". #PatriotsDay #Berkeley: image via Shane Bauer Verified account @shane_bauer, 15 April 2017
 

A white nationalist punches her in the face. Then they come after her and her family. Still no charges from police.: image via Shane Bauer @shane_bauer, 27 April 2017
 
 
 
A video of Nathan Damigo (top) and Emily Rose Marshall (below) during the street fighting in Berkeley on April 15 went viral: photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters via ZUMA Press 15 April 2017
 

#RichardSpencer in civilian clothes, ringed by bodyguards. Look of elitism, in fact. Photo @petersonpixs #Charlottesville: image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 19 August 2017


Though boundlessly harmful in Trump's case, tweets are difficult to capture and represent in legacy form. They truly haunt the ether. @CNN: image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 18 August 2017


West Wing silhouette no more. The long shadow, that's another story. Photo @al_drago #BannonOut: image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 18 August 2017


GAZA CITY - A Palestinian boy uses a fishing net in Gaza City. Photo @mohmdabed #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 16 August 2017


#Haiti A boy looks at the houses on the mountain in Jalousie neighborhood, in Port-au-Prince. Photo @hectorretamal #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 17 August 2017


#Indonesia People climb greased poles, on which prizes and flags are attached, to celebrate Indonesia's Independence Day in Denpasar. Photo @sonnybali: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 17 August 2017


#Afghanistan Afghan children run as they play along a dusty road on the outskirts of Jalalabad. @Noorullah700 #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 17 August 2017


#Indian Occupied Kashmir Kashmiri villagers carry the body of slain militant Ayub Lelhari during his funeral procession at Lelhar village. Photo @TauseefMUSTAFA #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 17 August 2017


GAZA STRIP - Hamas guard killed in rare suicide attack in Gaza Strip. Photo @saidkhatib #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 17 August 2017


#Turkey A man with his dog protects himself from the rain at a kiosk in Istanbul's Kadikoy district. Photo @Kilicbil #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 17 August 2017 


#Vietnam A fruit vendor sells green bananas in the old quarter of Hanoi. Photo Hoang Dinh Nam #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 17 August 2017


#Libya Migrants gather at a the Illegal Immigration Authority in Tripoli ahead of being repatriated to their country of origin Photo Mahmud Turkia: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 August 2017


#UK Customers shop for fabrics on a market stall at Whitechapel Market in east London.  Photo @TolgaAkmen #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 August 2017


#Afghanistan An Afghan man uses a stick to corral his flock of domesticated pigeons atop the roof of his house near Jalalabad. @Noorullah700
: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 August 2017
 

#Spain A would-be immigrant pours water on his head to cool off after being rescued in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar. Photo Jorge Guerrero: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 August 2017


GAZA CITY - The sun sets over a Palestinian man standing on concrete blocks at the port in Gaza City. Photo @mohmdabed #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 August 2017


#Central African Republic Chief of antibalaka fighters Jean Agoua poses in a school of the parish of Gambo. Photo Alexis Huguet #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 August 2017


#India An Indian one-horned rhinoceros wades through flood waters at the flooded Pobitora wildlife sanctuary. @BoroBiju: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 August 2017


#PhilippinesThe body of an alleged drug dealer killed during a police anti-drug operation is seen on the ground in Manila. Photo @herime23 #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 August 2017


What the world looks like while you're sleeping: image via Getty Images @GettyImages, 17 August 2017

A Foggy Day in London Town | by Becky Frances

A Foggy Day in London Town [South Bank, London]: photo by Becky Frances, 30 March 2017

A Foggy Day in London Town | by Becky Frances

A Foggy Day in London Town [South Bank, London]: photo by Becky Frances, 30 March 2017

A Foggy Day in London Town | by Becky Frances

A Foggy Day in London Town [South Bank, London]: photo by Becky Frances, 30 March 2017