THE OLDEST PROFESSION
May 20, 2008
First, a confession: In my previous essay I made a mistake; I wrote that the Red Sox used pink bats, wore pink wrist bands, pink satin bows on their jerseys and that the MLB logo and bases had pink decals, etc. I forgot to mention that they also wore pink plastic necklaces with large, clunky pink beads, -- actually, both teams did. If you don’t like this the pod people scream that you don’t care about breast cancer.
But the pink is not mainly about breast cancer, a topic of which we’re frequently reminded (for example, by the postal service); it’s about the diffusion of a pink code not associated with any particular candidate or profession, though given the nature of politics and politicians there may be some professions it suits more than others. One could and perhaps one should write a book simply on the place the Red Sox play in a world of giant bean-bag buddies with big butts and forced fatherlessness, the world of father dearth. For now suffice to mention that four years ago several Sox players eagerly aided management’s agenda by lending their mugs and bodies to the directors of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” a show about… well, the title says it all.
Did we mention the virtual reality show, teasers for which are thrust into the faces of those watching their games? It’s called, “Sox Appeal” (get it?) and features dismissive lasses and weird or obnoxious guys, duly mocked by the announcers trying to get some romance together at the cute round tables in the right field sky boxes. This is part of the pinking of the entire culture, a barrel tapped at both ends, Boston and Frisco, perfect for a threesome or conga line. Who says this ain’t a great country?
And then there’s Mr. Giambi’s jock strap ad for Victoria’s Secret…
Actually, I made two mistakes in the previous essay: I also wrote that the ad promoting global “sharing” and “family” via beer had only one repeated syllable: da-da-da-da-da. It’s so numbing that we missed the other bon mot which now, by dint of deep concern we can give such justice as is due. The hypnotic tune also has a few “la-la-la’s” intermixed along with the phrases, “I need you, I want you” both of which rhyme with brew and bob haplessly, nasally amid the foam of da-da-da-da-da’s. And yes, the bearded mountain man has a red plaid wool jacket which looks stunning amid the fake snow as he laughingly accepts his beer from the shift-clad damsel and offers it to the Indian lass.
Hurray for the Indians! They’re taking our jobs but they have a lot of children: good for them! Shiva’s dancing up a storm so who cares if their multicultural tinderbox is set to burn? Islam, as the past two administrations have taught us, “is a religion of peace” duly prepping us for the ascendancy of that dangerous hollow man, B.H. Obama.
What else would one expect from the oldest profession especially in the twilight times? As it’s said, “all whores are liars but not all liars are whores.” Few politicians are born but many are made… the lust for power intertwines tightly with pink tones.
VP Cheney flew to the Middle East a few weeks ago. In Israel he declared that America must never do anything to compromise Israel’s security. Then he flew to Amman and demanded the speedy creation of a “Palestinian State” which would destroy whatever remains of Israel’s security and drive a last big nail into the coffin of history. He’s not only rich; he’s a politician and speaketh readily with forked tongue…
Last week was the sixtieth anniversary of David Ben Gurion’s declaration of Israel’s independence. Miracles of course do not happen in one day: they are the result of many choices and deeds as well as the holy life energies of the Creator acting over large tracts of space and time. For one thing, the occupying British who greatly assisted the Final Solution (delegated to their continental cousins, the Germans) did not leave the Promised Land that day in May sixty years ago: it took them a few more months to finish arming their Arab troops for the Federation on which they’re still working with many helpers. But politicians are not only personae, they are ‘party-animals’ so President Bush and an impressive entourage visited Jerusalem where he delivered an address remarkable for its incongruence with American policy, its internal dissonance and its effects on American presidential politics.
Remember that neither this nor any other post-War President formulates foreign or economic policy: he announces or indicates its shape, however bizarre; he may have some input into its articulation. But he doesn’t want to choke to death on popcorn or anything else…
He read some lines remarkable for their sense: “we consider it a source of shame that the United Nations routinely passes more human rights [sic] resolutions against [Israel] than any other nation in the world” (with the United States being second as whipping boy for the “international community,” da-da-da). But really, that is its purpose, shaped both by providence and the global oligarchy; condemning and dicing the Jews with attrition and dependency is the method and goal of “the Quartet” which is ALL the states in the world (the US, USSR, EU and UN). “In the end of days, all nations of the world will gather against Jerusalem…”
The President denounced the Nazis and their assistants saying “they could not take away the spirit of the Jewish people and they could not break the promise of God.” He’s right, and that’s a miracle (see above); and it’s almost a miracle that this is the same fellow that said he looked into the pope’s eyes and saw god. This is why we noted that Presidents do not formulate policy nor write their own speeches anymore.
Near the end of his speech, Mr. Bush made a reference rarely made by the dominant faction in Israel: “over the past six decades [actually, it has taken centuries] the Jewish people have raised a modern society in the Promised Land, a light into the nations that preserves the legacy of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob.” If only this were more true; if only the oligarchy that the West keeps in power wanted this to happen; if only Israel was a Constitutional Monarchy settled in its tribal territories from the Sea of Reeds to the Euphrates and from the Arabian wilderness to the Western Sea. Did someone forget to tell the speech writers that every time Ms. Rice descends upon Israel she demands that her sub-contractors remove checkpoints so that more Jews can be murdered and destroy more Jewish towns and synagogues; to destroy Israeli army bases or Jewish-owned land and to build cities for the fictional “Palestinians” in their place? That they join her bosses in declaring Jews “illegal” residents in the center of the Promised Land?
No, no one forgot anything. This was a birthday speech made in Jerusalem for those who love the promise of the Promised Land. If it was Riyadh or Moscow or Rome or Zagreb a very different speech would have been made with a different amount of attention paid. After all, the key policy goal of both Bush II administrations has been to create a fake state for a non-existent people to curtail fulfillment of the Promise and legacy the President invoked. He may even have noted the dissonance in his writers having him hallucinate about a peaceful Palestinian State sixty years hence, “in a new period of tolerance and integration,” da-da-da.
Being only VP, Mr. Cheney can be far more succinct and honestly dissonant, hoisting the thesis and antithesis clearly and in close proximity to enhance our virtual reality.
But the above is background for the turmoil, probably pre-scripted that the President’s remarks stirred up Stateside. Mr. Bush’s writers had him denounce “the false comfort of appeasement” and the belief “that we should negotiate with terrorists” which is exactly what American policy requires that Israel do, it’s blared out and enforced almost daily; it also is the catechism of Team Blue. State might quibble: didn’t Mr. Bush himself declare that Abu Mazen (now decked in three-piece suits and called Mahmoud Abbas) “is a man of courage” and a “moderate” (May 2005) rather than the good cop to Hamas’ bad cop? Mr. Abbas a few weeks ago vaunted to the press in Transjordan about the good old days when he and his co-worker Mr. Arafat created the PLO from Fatah (into which it has again devolved for the one is just a transliterated acronym of the other) for the same old purpose of destroying the Jewish State whose miracle Mr. Bush had extolled.
In any case, Team Blue acted as if this “delusion” and “false comfort of appeasement” applied only to them; Mr. Obama particularly was appalled. The distinguished Senator from Delaware, Joseph Biden commented that the remarks were “B******it.” Oh how the “debate” raged between “liberal and conservative commentators” for whom guests are props for the delivery of the daily truth.
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Of course Team Blue is appeasers and destroyers of sovereignty; so are the Carlisle Group and much of Team Red, especially its upper echelons. Indeed the relation between the teams recalls Hardy’s poem “the Convergence of the Twain” and Milton’s description of the ambiguity of death “if shape it might be called that shadow seemed…” ; the teams’ contrived argument exemplified my essays on convergence in the purple dusk. The foreign policy teams of each candidate could fit snugly into the Carter or first Bush administrations: shape seems shadow and shadow shape; “fair is foul and foul is fair, -- hover through the fog and filthy air.” It’s the time of the lilac craze and “Boston marriages”; of the lie made truth and erasure of history, even while the past is given “mouth honor.” Today, “nothing is but what is not” as virtual reality meets reality TV in a climate like the fog in Macbeth’s disintegrating mind and Culturetainment invites us to waltz on the decks of the Titanic.
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In Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad referred to Brussels as “a whited sepulcher.” The same may be said of D.C. or Moscow, London or Rome as the new world disorder draws near, brandishing its dart… famine, plague, war and population reduction; despite the recent speech, eugenic dogma has never been more entrenched in high places.
When the lie is made truth and all whores are liars it follows that the media feature young “escorts” who’ve written more books than Obama to discuss the need for enhanced “security” as they ply their trade: politics rules.
Samuel Katz, Days of Fire (Israel 1966; NY Doubleday 1968)
remains the best source in English on events in Israel during the
1940s. Planned by 1915 in the subsequently abrogated Sykes-Picot treaty,
secretly advanced by David Lloyd George at Versailles and then openly
by Churchill in 1921-2, by 1944 the British plan for an Arab Federation
featured merging the Lebanon and “Syria” (states that
had never yet existed) with Transjordan (ditto) and Israel in a block
to be merged subsequently with the state of “Iraq” which
the British at that point were still trying to get into place.
“In August 1944 the British government gave its representatives
in the Middle East the go-ahead to implement ‘the Fertile Crescent
Plan.’” Call it the Assyrian Empire redux in which “Christian
and Jewish minorities would enjoy [sic] autonomy.” This plan
is now called the Road Map and interlocks with other regional groupings
served by the beer ad. Javier Solana and Tony Blair have been “crisis
managing” in and around the Gaza Strip as George Tenet used
to do. You can’t manage a crisis unless there’s a
crisis to manage. That’s why Israel must be ruled by an oligarchy
sub-contracted to the global oligarchs that deny Israel the fruits
of victory, to fight for total victory or even fight a war at all,
as was plain in July-August 2006. Into this Fertile Crescent, Arabia
and the Gulf states fit like a big, fat oil-sloshed plug.
2. See www.eyeontheun.org for reports, inter alia, on the UN “human rights commission” which is dominated by the Arab League and other Islamic states, most of them created by Western empires with whom they continue to work hand-in-glove.
3. See note to EWTN in previous essay and note that the current pope is fast-tracking the beatification of Pius XII who couldn’t bring himself to mention the massacre of Jews during WW II and even made speeches inflaming the deicide claim. See John Cornwell, Hitler’s Pope (1999).
4. Our previous essay discussed “the coarsening of speech” and “the reversion of the beast folk” in the prescient and nasty self-fulfilling prophecy of H. G. Wells for he and his fellow oligarchic world-breakers have done all they can to make people revert to beasts, the better to treat them as such.
5. John Milton, Paradise Lost (1673), Book II. 666-70, “if shape it might be called that shape had none…” Milton’s description of death describes post-modernism’s institutionalized ambiguities and negation of integrity. So does the bizarre trans-gendered nature of Aphrodite, see Hesiod, Theogeny 160-210; contrast the Hellenist idea of the love goddess and love to Genesis 24. For Macbeth references see 1.1.4, 10-11; 1.3.39, 83-5, 130-42, passim.
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