19976Wrecking the Rotting Flotsam of the Spirit
- May 16, 2008wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: #1006: Rotting Flotsam of the Spirit
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"We should treat all the trivial things of life seriously, and all
the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality."
o Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
"America: Socializing the risks, Privatizing the profits, Putting
business in the democracy, Taking the democracy out of the business."
* Christopher Masterjohn
"Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it
is a merger of state and corporate power."
* Benito Mussolini
Fluctuation 1/2 > Ellen Fullman & Monique Buzzarté 
+ Farewell to Devonshire > Eddie Woods 
+ Introduction & Tsunami of Love [exc] > Eddie Woods 
Dream Control & Erotic Possibilities > EMT 
Lost John > Leo Kottke 
Health Warning > EMT 
Nightmares > EMT 
Mittags am Meggenhorn > Cyrill Schläpfer 
+ False Warning > EMT 
The Song of the Swamp > Leo Kottke 
Prelucid Dreams > EMT 
Iofobia > Discar 
Fluctuation 3 > Ellen Fullman & Monique Buzzarté 
Salutations > Roberto Valenza 
Into the Mystic > Van Morrison 
Industrial Poem > Roberto Valenza 
Clorofilia > El Animal 
Untangle > Four Tet 
Camposanto > Panoptica 
Glad Tidings > Van Morrison 
Sah~ > Indopepsychicks 
Conscious EQ1 > Eckhart Tolle 
Only Skin > Joann Newsom 
Afternoon > Pauline Oliveros vs Miya Masaoka 
Viite > Vladislav Delay 
Tells It > Telly Savalas 
Understanding Marx > Red Shadow 
 "Fluctuation" on Deep Listening.
 "Tsunami of Love" on Ins & Outs.
 "Lucid Dreams" on Em:T 0096.
 "Greenhouse" on Capitol vinyl.
 "Die Waldstätte" on CSR. [See other playlists for rave review and
interview with CS].
 "Frontier Life" on Accretions / Trummerflora.
 "The Natural Mind" on Valenza.
 "Moondance" on Warner vinyl.
 "Domino Album" on Pause.
 "Indopepsychicks / Robert Henke" on Progressive Form.
 "The Power of Now" on New World Library. Excerpt: "I cannot live
with myself any longer. This was the thought that kept repeating
itself in my mind. Then suddenly I became aware of what a peculiar
thought it was. Am I one or two? If I cannot live with myself, there
must be two of me: the I and the self that I cannot live with. Maybe,
I thought, only one of them is real. I was so stunned by this strange
realization that my mind stopped."
 "Ys" on Drag City.
 "Accordion Koto" on Deep Listening.
 "Multila" on Efa Imports.
 TS is the spiritual pugilist whose membership into the Rat pack
was rejected. Thanx Blacky.
 "The Economics Rock & Roll Band" on Physical World. Spinal Tap
does Das Kapital? Thanks Ronald and Black Sifichi.
o Why do Christian fundamentalists who embrace gun ownership resemble
Islamic fundamentalists who advocate armed jihad?
Casting Out Demons in Colorado Springs, December 10, 2007 Truthdig
Tragic shootings can happen anywhere -- a school, a mall, Phil
Spector's house -- but when the site of the carnage is New Life
Church in Colorado Springs, the response is likely to be somewhat
different. When it comes to violent crime and other societal ills,
many evangelical Christians are deep believers in root causes. Not so
much poverty, homelessness or mental illness, but the real root
causes: demons. The founding pastor of the New Life megachurch, the
now-disgraced Ted Haggard, was nothing if not media savvy. He once
warned his followers not to talk about demons and supernatural
battles when secular reporters came calling. But behind closed doors,
Haggard was a major proponent of spiritual warfare, the battle
"against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual
forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
That's from the book of Ephesians, but the Bible is ambiguous about
what it actually means, and some modern evangelicals interpret it in
a way that many theologians say the Bible never intended. A full
explanation of spiritual warfare, especially as understood by more
sophisticated believers, requires more space than we have here
(you'll find more in my forthcoming book, Rapture Ready! Adventures
in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture), but the pop
Christian version espoused by Haggard and his ilk is fairly
straightforward: Demons, literal ones, minions of the equally literal
living Satan, are everywhere, infecting cities and nations with sin
and death. The job of the Christian believer (though to be fair, not
the most important job, most evangelicals would say) is to cast out
these demons by locating them, identifying them, and saying the right
incantatory prayers to dispel them. If it sounds like the stuff of
fantasy books, that's because it is. The modern understanding of
spiritual warfare is largely derived from two hugely influential
novels by Christian author Frank Peretti that have sold millions of
copies since the mid-1980s.
The first step in spiritual warfare, the location of demons, is known
as spiritual mapping. This step-by-step guide explains one version of
the process, which involves combing neighborhoods for cults (such as
Mormon temples and Unitarian churches), porn stores, establishments
"owned and/or operated by the homosexual community," and
"abortuaries." It's not clear if Haggard used exactly this tactic,
but he quite famously relied on something like it when establishing
New Life Church. As the Colorado Springs Gazette explained in 2004,
"Haggard was instrumental in creating an evangelical-friendly
environment in Colorado Springs, partly by using a technique called
'prayer walking.' [C. Peter] Wagner said Haggard and members of his
ministry would walk through town in the early 1990s, praying as they
went, establishing beachheads for a spiritual rejuvenation." (Wagner
is the head of Global Harvest Ministries, a leading spiritual warfare
outfit with close ties to New Life.)
So what does this have to do with the recent shootings? Though you
probably won't hear any of New Life's members say it for the cameras
-- they literally got the memo, remember -- it's almost certain that
a fair number immediately concluded that the attacks were Satan's
revenge against Colorado Springs' evangelical community for doing its
job too well. As a pastor named Dutch Sheets told the Gazette,
Colorado Springs -- "the evangelical Vatican" -- would be a hell of a
prize, so to speak: "There is a great warfare for this city, and
there's no doubt in my mind that Satanic forces would be doing
everything possible to hinder (the work done here)." After all, they
already believe Satan tempted Haggard with meth and man-whores for
the same reason.
o The ironic of the iconic. Doesn't god speak to them to warn them
away from these kinds of ventures? Where is their syncretic spiritual
business acumen? Or maybe they just don't care until others care?
Crucifixes Made Under Horrific Sweatshop Conditions In China, Linked
to St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity Church in New York, And
Nationally to the $4.63 Billion Association for Christian Retail
At a press conference today in front of Saint Patrick's Cathedral in
New York City, Charles Kernaghan, director of the National Labor
Committee, released a 73 page report documenting the brutal sweatshop
conditions under which crucifixes are made for Saint Patrick's
Cathedral, Trinity Church and the Association for Christian Retail at
the Junxingye factory in Southern China. Holding up a crucifix made
in the Junxingye factory and sold at Saint Patrick's and Trinity,
Kernaghan said, "This crucifix was made by young women "several just
15 and 16 years of age" who were forced to work 15 hours a day, from
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., seven days a week, toiling for months on end
without a single day off. Workers were routinely at the factory over
100 hours a week. Before the crucifixes had to be shipped to the
U.S., there were also mandatory 22 to 25-hour all-night shifts from
8:00 a.m. straight through to 6:30 or 9:00 a.m. the following
morning. Workers were paid just 26 cents an hour, $2.12 a day and
$10.61 a week, which is less than half China's legal minimum wage.
After deductions for primitive company dorms and food, the workers'
take-home wages actually drops to just nine cents an hour." The
report, titled: "Today, Workers Bear the Cross" details: Primitive
dorm conditions with workers sleeping in narrow, double-level metal
bunk beds. Dorm walls are filthy and smudged with black, while spider
webs cling to the ceiling. The bathrooms are so damp and dirty that
moss grows on the floor.
Workers describe the company food as "awful." The soup is just water
with a few vegetable leaves and drops of oil floating at the top.
Workers are stripped of their rights, denied paid maternity leave,
sick days and holidays. Anyone missing a day is docked 2 days wages.
Workers fear they may be handling toxic chemicals, paints and
solvents which sting their eyes and cause skin rashes but they are
not allowed to know the names of the chemicals they are working with,
let alone their health hazards.
Kernaghan said, "I don't believe that Saint Patrick's Cathedral or
Trinity Church had any idea of the abusive and illegal conditions
under which their crucifixes were made but I feel certain they will
now respond immediately and with compassion." Kernaghan will ask
Saint Patrick's and Trinity to help clean up the factory in China and
to guarantee that the legal rights of the workers will finally be
respected. Kernaghan commented that something has gone terribly
wrong, "The Association for Christian Retail has decided, en masse,
to follow Wal-Mart to China, where they can exploit defenseless
workers and pay them pennies an hour to make their religious goods.
These are workers who have no freedom of religion, no freedom of
association, and no human or worker rights protections." "Especially
during the holiday season," he continued, "the American people can
draw a line in the sand, refusing to allow crucifixes and other
religious items to be turned into just another cheap sweatshop
commodity. As things stand now, there are enforceable laws backed up
by sanctions to protect corporate products and trademarks, but no
similar laws to protect the legal rights of the young people around
the world who made the religious or other goods we will purchase this
holiday. This is morally wrong and must change. The report includes
production orders and photos, including images of an assembly line,
the dorms and crucifixes made in the plant which were smuggled out of
the factory. The Junxingye factory also produced licensed collegiate
goods for the Universities of Michigan, Rutgers, Auburn, Brigham
Young, South Carolina, Montana, Washington, Colorado and others.
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