David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

09 December 2010

Same as it ever was, same as it ever was

In war, truth is the first casualty.
Aeschylus (525 - 456 BCE)

A key image and constant reference at bLOGOS/HA HA is Tomasso Laureti Siciliano's 1585 ceiling fresco The Triumph of Christianity over Paganism in The War Room, as we call it, of the Vatican Palace, today the Vatican Museum.

On the four walls that support this crime scene is a representation of The Battle of ++++ in which the God of the Adver+isers offers a franchise opportunity to Constantine : "In this sign, Conquer" (see image below). C signs on the dotted line and the rest, as they say, is History.

The Triumph of ___ over ___ archetype would seem to equally well describe the current struggle between Julian Assange (founder of WikiLeaks) and the States and individuals attempting to silence him. Indeed, to kill him, as some prominent US politicians have publicly advocated. Aeschylus be damned, this is information terrorism!
The founder of the whistleblower website responsible for releasing thousands of secret documents should be treated as an enemy of the US, according to a former Republican Speaker of the House.

Newt Gingrich became the latest conservative to suggest that WikiLeak's Julian Assange deserves to be hunted and executed by calling him an "enemy combatant."

"I approach this very seriously," Gingrich told Fox News' Chris Wallace. "Information warfare is warfare. Julian Assange is engaged in warfare."

"Information terrorism, which leads to people getting killed is terrorism. And Julian Assange is engaged in terrorism," he continued.

. . . .

Townhall's John Hawkins wrote a column last week entitled "5 Reasons The CIA Should Have Already Killed Julian Assange."

Fox News contributor Sarah Palin took to her Facebook page to suggest that Assange deserved the same treatment as terrorists and insurgents.

read full article here

On the ceiling, the Party of the Four Golden Right Angles, in the name of poor Jesus - aka The Logos; aka The Word made flesh... more than an irony this, a total perversion - have set out from their HQ at Camp Vanishing Point, overthrown the Messenger of the Gods (Hermes, Mercury, WikiLeaks... ) and installed themselves, in their turn upon the pedestal of death, as the Government of God on Earth.

Now, DemocraCorp has been stung. The shadows recoil as the SuperStructure advances upon the messenger.
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...

PS :
Melbourne Protest to defend Julian Assange
State Library, Swanston Street, Melbourne
4.30pm this Friday, Dec 10 2010