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Pantomime Horse 1 by Ben Passmore

Ben Passmore is an artist living in New Orleans and of course dipshit me just now found out about him. Got an ad in the care package from Birdcage Bottom (who also distribute Those Dark New Hampshire Woods) about his apparently funny Goodbye, and now my friends at Èxitos Gnosis just brought me back Pantomime Horse 1 from Skylight Books in Hollywood. Passmore is great, to paraphrase the white supremacist and child rapist you just elected president, and you all should check out his stuff.

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The zine is intentionally as in-the-moment and ambiguous as possible, swinging for the purpose of explanation between two worlds that presumably represent different generations of a family. What I like most is how Passmore presents a narrative in pictures but then has the characters talk around an unspoken truth at the center of the story. Not to bring up 2666 again, but it reminded me of the toilet water circling around the void that is the narrative style of 2666. I guess I’ll have to read the rest of them to find out.

It ends with a letter addressed to someone with whom the speaker was confined to a place he or she had to flee from. It may be written by Passmore the person or by some character. All in all, a rousing and spooky zine. Thanks Ben! Visit him at Day Glo Ayhole.

Being Black in White Spaces Post-Election

Thanks to my sometime camarada Rose Booker for this. Check out Cory Thomas as much as you can, and try to imagine where other people are at whenever you pass them by.
http://fusion.net/story/377190/comic-being-black-in-white-spaces-trump-election/

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Fake Apologies Stand at Standing Rock

So we don’t mind treating veterans like shit but we fall for every little gesture they make on behalf of empire, grasping up their sentiments for our own like good little consumers.
A handful of white men who happen to be veterans bow down and “beg forgiveness” according to the article for 500 years of war crimes against native Americans and we’re all supposed to be touched?

This is nigh empirical proof that white men don’t have the strength of character not to be liked by someone. This is a “check your privilege” situation par excellence. Maybe we shouldn’t raise them anymore to please the power structure through work, rape and killing. Leonard Crow Dog, this is coercion! Don’t be fooled, stand your ground!

Where is the fucking thing. Here it is. Let’s do a little “middle class fake white guilt and people of color who went to college empathy” experiment shall we? Let’s see how yall comment on this.

Possible quote: Hey I’m Wes “Columbus” Clark, I’m looking for a reality TV show or something, and I came out here to get some attention! Maybe the Pentagon will even get some sympathy from the people after waging war for 100 years for oil and Lebensraum, that could raise my pension or something!

Or maybe Salon is trying to make its own reality since President Trump has sanctioned that for them. Anyhow, now is not the time to forgive and forget, people. White people, North Americans, the three Abrahamic poison religions, have never been held responsible for what they’ve done to the world. We need to consciously inescapably KNOW that the world hates us for a good solid 200 years, then when the ego and the power are long gone, we can start talking about reconciliation. If the suffering does not come back around, the apology then remains part of the violence. First of all, you apologize and your NEVER ask for forgiveness! That’s not your role in an apology!

I charge Wes Clark with capital phoniness, the press with yellow wishful thinking, and all yall motherfuckers with stupidity for lending your (doubtless mostly empty) good feelings to news of this trumped-up event.

Baptism at Gunpoint in San José

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Here’s the treasure that Negrito and I found on our walk downtown. I can’t make this stuff up. Now we can baptize people at gunpoint much more safely! Makes one wonder nevertheless if this organization has been doing weapons training at Sacred Heart or Notre Dame in case of a Trump presidency or some other event in which Christians will feel free to further intimidate the rest of the planet. Or maybe just planning a reconquista of downtown San José from the heathens. Yknow what they say, “Alcoran or the Sword.”

Only problem is that either Northwest Christian University of Eugene Oregon got their squirtguns made wrong or some organization called Northwest Christian College is totally off the internet. I can’t stand how Google doesn’t use Boolean operators anymore, or I’m too dumb to find the switch.

Convert or die!

San Jose artists: Raúl Perález wants to hear about housing

Sounds like rumbles are afoot for building ghettos for artists and their gentrifier friends in San Jose. That way they can light one fire and wipe us all out, and either way the landlords and developers win.

Take this survey for Raúl, the only city council member who cares about the people! Make your context understood!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPK8KGG

Prison Entertainment Against Nonwhites

If you’re still pretending to be astounded as to how half of the men in this country will likely vote for Trump for president, here’s a tiny bit of help: you’ve been consuming television that demonizes people of color and the poor. On top of that you don’t bat an eye at corporations exploiting those incarcerated, and therefore almost without rights, to make entertainment. From right out of Salinas, a classic case of prisoner profiteering on Lockdown, provided in this case by Australia’s 7Mate via the National Geographic Channel.

Americans Unmasked

When the regular Americans you see day in and day out at like the grocery store or saying the weather on TV turn away from you and go do their own thing, this is what they’re really like.

Think of the white places you’ve been to lately: Santa Cruz, Aptos High School, Los Gatos, the peninsula, Burning Man, Coachella, this is who you’re dealing with when they take off their second face.