Friday, January 6, 2017

Jake Cosmo Aller writes

SPIN MASTERS SPINNING AWAY THE DAY

Every moment
I turn on the TV

What do I see
Nothing but liars laying down lies
Spin Masters spinning spam of deceit

Chanting
The truth will set you free
White is black
Black is white

Lies are true
Truth is a lie
Lies will set you free

I see nothing

But politicos
Dropping down lies

UN truths masquerading as the truth
Oh so sincerely

The lies spew forth so sweetly
From their corrupted lips

The toxic wastes
Spree out of my TV set

Infecting my soul
With paranoid distrust

And I vainly try
I do try

God do I try
To the find

The nugget of truth

Buried deep in the dark, dank, dangerous
Black, evil miasmic mists

Given off
By the talking heads on TV

So I leave my house
So full of doubt

And wander about
Looking for the truth

Some semblance of hope
Something to drive away
The dark despair in my heart

And I look up
And see a solitary cherry tree

High up on a hill top street
Infusing the air
With its sweat ambrosia

And I smile
Knowing
Someday soon

The national nightmare
Of rule by the body snatched
Resident evil ones
pawns of Hell

Descendants of dread Cthulhu
The ancient ones

Yes the darkness
That has descended upon the world
One day
Will be pierced by the light
Of clarity and truth

And the evil ones
The body snatched aliens

Inhabiting our leaders
Will be banished

Back to the hell hole
They crawled out

This much I know
And it is enough

To make me smile
Laugh and hope
Again


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2 comments:

  1. An ongoing theme in the fiction of American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft is the complete irrelevance of mankind in the face of the cosmic horrors that exist. He frequently referred to the "Great Old Ones," a loose pantheon of ancient deities from space who once ruled the Earth but have fallen into a deathlike sleep. "The Call of Cthulhu," published in "Weird Tales" in 1928, began, "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents." In the story, the minds of all the human characters deteriorated when afforded a glimpse of what exists outside their perceived reality. Cthulhu himself, whose name Lovecraft probably derived from the Greek "chthonic" (subterranean), was a "monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind." Simply looking upon him would drive the viewer insane, a trait shared by many of the Great Old Ones and the Azathot, the unreachable Outer Ones who occupied the center of the universe. He was born on the planet Vhrool in the 23rd nebula, the offspring of Nug and Yeb. He moved to the green binary star system of Xoth, where was worshipped by the shape-shifting star-spawn who had warred against the Elder Things before the birth of mankind, and where he mated with Idh-yaa and spawned four children, Gthanothoa, Ythogtha, Zoth-ommog, and Cthylla. Cthulhu and his family, as well as his star-spawn, then travelled to Earth, where he mated with his sister Kassogtha and fathered Nctosa and Nocathulu. Together they built the underwater green stone city of R'lyeh on the continent of Mu in the South Pacific Ocean before it was destroyed by Ythogtha. At the end of the war between the shoggoth slaves, elder things, Great race of Yith, flying polyps, Mi-go, and Cthulhu and his children and star-spawn, they all decided to share the Earth. Though hibernating in R'lyeh, Cthulhu is the source of constant anxiety for mankind at an unconscious level and the subject of worship by monsters such as the Deep Ones and the Mi-Go and by humans in New Zealand, Greenland, Louisiana, the Chinese mountains, and elsewhere. In 1937 August Derleth, who published Lovecraft's posthumous stories and who began to enlarge the universe of the "Cthulhu Mythos" by including the derivative work of other writers, proposed two groups of opposed cosmic entities: "the Old or Ancient Ones, the Elder Gods, of cosmic good, and those of cosmic evil, bearing many names, and themselves of different groups, as if associated with the elements and yet transcending them: for there are the Water Beings, hidden in the depths; those of Air that are the primal lurkers beyond time; those of Earth, horrible animate survivors of distant eons;" Cthulhu, one of the water elementals, was engaged in an arch-rivalry with his half-brother Hastur the Unspeakable, an air elemental. The Elder Gods "were benign deities, representing the forces of good, and existed peacefully...very rarely stirring forth to intervene in the unceasing struggle between the powers of evil and the races of Earth. These powers of evil were variously known as the Great Old Ones or the Ancient Ones."

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  2. Spin is a form of propaganda achieved by providing a biased interpretation of an event. Those who engage in such practices are "spin doctors" or "spinmeisters." While traditional public relations and advertising may also rely on altering the presentation of the facts, spin implies the use of disingenuous, deceptive, and highly manipulative tactics. This might be done by using a catchy slogan or sound bite to promote the biased point of view or defocus the public's attention on some negative aspect. The term has its origin in the old American expression "to spin a yarn": sailors often used their spare time on board ship to make thread or string (yarn) and were well known for telling incredible tales about their exploits when they were back on shore. Yarn also became a synonym for a "tall tale," a made-up story. Sigmund Freud's son-in-law Edward Bernays has been called the "Father of Public Relations" and used his expertise to help tobacco and alcohol companies use techniques to make certain behaviors more socially acceptable. George Orwell, particularly in his novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" and essay "Politics and the English Language," carefully outlined the role and purpose of Newspeak, a controlled language created to limit freedom of thought and such threatening concepts as freedom, self-expression, and individuality. The aim is to remove all shades of meaning from language while leaving simple concepts (pleasure and pain, happiness and sadness, goodthink and crimethink) that can be easily manipulated. It resembles Oldspeak (current English) but eradicates synonyms or antonyms and promotes unclear thought and reasoning as well as doublespeak, which deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words by employing euphemisms to make an uncomfortable truth sound more palatable or using intentional linguistic ambiguity or inversions of meaning to obfuscate. Root words serve as both nouns and verbs, further reducing the total number of words ("think" as both parts of speech makes the noun "thought" redundant and therefore abolished.) Words with negative meanings are removed as redundant, so "bad" becomes "ungood;" words with comparative and superlative meanings are simplified, so "better" becomes "gooder", and "best" becomes "goodest;"intensifiers can be added, so "great" becomes "plusgood" and "excellent" becomes "doubleplusgood." Adjectives are formed by adding "-ful" to a root word (e.g., "goodthinkful") and adverbs by adding "-wise" ("goodthinkwise"). To decrease the number of words required to express tenses, irregular conjugations are removed; "ran" would become runned, "drank," drinked. Staccato rhythms with syllables that are easy to pronounce are employed to make speech more automatic and unconscious and reduce the likelihood of thought; duckspeak is to quack like a duck or speak without thinking. "Bellyfeel" would be a blind, enthusiastic acceptance of an idea. "Blackwhite" is "the ability to believe that black is white, and more, to know that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary." According to Orwell, "the purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees... but to make all other modes of thought impossible. Its vocabulary was so constructed as to give exact and often very subtle expression to every meaning that a Party member could properly wish to express, while excluding all other meaning and also the possibility of arriving at them by indirect methods." Any alternative form of thought is "thoughtcrime."

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