Babylon. Painting. Repression.

Been thinking recently about the song “By the Rivers of Babylon” (mainly the Melodians version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NcbyzqILd8).  About state repression and the desire for freedom, and Ferguson, and the power of the state.  A friend sent me this great image of a biblical illustration.  I love the river flowing from the man’s (Jehovah?) mouth.

Where is salvation? Where is freedom? Where can we find peace? The captors required of their captives a song.  Ours require a purchase.  Both a buy and a buy-in to the goods and to the system itself.  It’s not optional.  Like one great tweet about Ferguson stated, “They hate us for our freedom.”
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Next dead poets lineup announced

The Dead Poets reading series has announced the readers for the next session!  This is always interesting and informative.  I did my best Hart Crane for the last one…good readers and poets for this one coming up.  Gertrude Stein! Earle Birney! Yowsa…M~ Sun0905_Birney

http://www.deadpoetslive.com/2014/08/our-next-reading-september-14th-3-5-pm.html