If the river was whiskey
& I was a duck,
I'd dive to the bottom
& never come up.
— Holy Modal Rounders
Daily Bleed in full,
Committed social journalist, adventuress, proto-feminist.
BIRTH OF UNCANNY CONJUNCTURES.
FESTIVAL OF ROOT VIBRATIONS.
1593 -- The Vatican begins a seven year trial
against scholar Giordano Bruno.
When in Rome do like a Roman,
Gee it's good to see ya,
Gettin' ecstatic an'
Sort of dramatic an'
Doin' the Vatican Rag!
1606 -- Guy Fawkes & his fellow conspirators tried & convicted.
1832 -- Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) lives, England. Mathematician, pedophile, author of Alice in Wonderland, creator of the famed Cheshire cat.
1903 -- US: Police arrest Emma Goldman & Max Baginski in New York City for being "suspicious persons"; released after questioning.
Why upstanding anarchists would be considered "suspicious" is beyond us.
What is to suspect!?
1941 -- Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreiber warns of an impending Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1957 -- US: For the second time in a year, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed.
1977 -- Happy Hour?: Vatican bars women from priesthood.
Millions around the globe break into song, bellowing,
First you get down on your knees
Fiddle with your rosaries
Bow your head with great respect
& genuflect, genuflect ...
— Tom Lehrer, The Vatican Rag
1987 -- France: Clara Thalmann-Ensner dies, in Nice. Swiss revolutionary & anarchist, fought in the Spanish Revolution, founded Serena Commune in Nice in 1953 with her husband Pavel.
"I am going to make the revolution in the sky."
— Clara Thalmann, 1953
1990 -- Serbia: Ethnic Albanians in Kosovo begin demonstrations, five die.
1991 -- Iraq: Gulf Peace Team evicted from peace camp by US troops, Judayyidat Ar'ar.
"Two Local Wars" (Situationist article on the Vietnam & Arab-Israel wars),
"The War & the Spectacle" (on the Gulf war & the media),
"There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete &
staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment
by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly,
like a laborious mosaic."
— Anais Nin
— Aunti Ave Maria, 2009