WRECK: Elections & Other Erections
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Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 267: Elections & Other
25 October 2004 / Halloween Election Theme
"All citizens of the world should participate in the American election,
since that is where they have assumed the right to decide things for
o Carlos Fuentes
"Working like a maniac, gave myself a heart attack / For a job that
pays minimum wage"
o Suicidal Tendencies, I Want More
"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a
* George W. Bush
"Invading Iraq in response to 9/11 would be like Franklin Roosevelt
invading Mexico in response to Pearl Harbor."
* John Kerry
The Haunted Ballroom > V/VM 
By the Seaside > V/VM 
BATS IN MY BELFRY DUB > Jack Dangers 
Haunting Me > V/VM 
WOLFMAN IS EVERYWHERE DUB > Jack Dangers 
Den of Iniquity > V/VM 
Urantia [Hall of Souls] > Mental Nomad 
Disturbing Apparitions > Trip Tech 
WICKED INSANE EVIL DUB > Jack Dangers 
3 Murdered 5 Dead > AFFR 
SPELLS > Jack Dangers 
On Sunday They Will Kill the World > Ekseption 
IT'S HALLOWEEN DUB > Jack Dangers 
Disturbing Apparitions cont'd > Trip Tech 
GHOST DUB > Jack Dangers 
Trip into the Body Johan Timman 
VAMPIRE CIRCUS DUB Jack Dangers 
Halloween > Dream Syndicate 
MAGIC DUB > Jack Dangers 
Felix the Organ Donor > ?
Institutionalized > Suicidal Tendencies 
Ship of Pain > ?
SYMPATHETIC VIBRATIONS DUB > Jack Dangers 
We Kill the World > Bony M 
California Hippie Murders > Red River Dave 
TREATS > Jack Dangers 
Invasion of the B-Girls > ?
More Gauze > DJ Cor Blimey 
LIVING DEAD DUB > Jack Dangers 
ZOMBIES WALK DUB > Jack Dangers 
I Was a Teenage Werewolf [False Start] > Cramps 
DOOMSDAY DUB > Jack Dangers 
Devil's Daughter > Bindlestiff Family Cirkus 
Pachuco Cadaver > Captain Beefheart 
LOCHNESS MONSTER DUB > Jack Dangers 
 "The Caretaker: Haunted Memories from the Haunted Ballroom on
Offal. Great atmospheric lounge music - big band schmaltz stuck on
the rack and stretched, twisted, mangled, tortured until it gives up
 "TINO'S BREAKS 6 - HALLOWEEN DUB" on Tino, 2002. Dangers of Meat
Beat Manifesto has done many fun and interesting non-MBM solo
projects. This is a fun Halloween dub record filled with great tacky
scary sound effects.
 "Mentallica and Its Inhabitants" on Wordsound
<www.wordsound.com>. Great gloomy Brooklyn bottomfeeder doomsday dub
beats, with metal and ghouls in an underworld of hopeless celebration.
 "Children of the Spirit" on Black Note. Interesting fusion of
Charles Manson, psycho-tropic drugs, technology, paranoia, info
culture, sampling, pagan idealism Imagine a kind of Hades new age
done by KLF.
 "United we Doth" on Revolver <www.midheaven.com> The Ramones meet
the Suicidal Tendencies on the way to Anton Lavey's house to see
 "Ekseption 3" on Philips. Interesting [because they are fairly
obscure?] high culture pretensions of improv-prog-rock jamming all
done below sea level
 "Trip into the Body" on Fleet. Working on a Moog Modulator System
Type 55 and looking like a cross between Charles Manson and Garth
Hudson on a bad hair day and sounding like Mike Oldfield in a bowl on
uncongealed Jello, Timman creates an incredibly uninteresting audio
journey through the body that is neither compelling nor descriptive
program music or imaginative soundtrack to a non-existent movie.
Although the theme of journeying through the body is interesting
 "The Days of Wine & Roses" on Ruby. Who was the better VU clone
band, DS or Jesus & the Mary Chain. There was a time in the 80s when
I used to DJ birthday parties & J&MC was truly radical in the sense
it made people physically ill or mentally deranged
 "Suicidal Tendencies" on Frontier. Incredibly good debut album
from a band that never quite recovered from their bout with
excellence. They tapped into a Reagan world of a growing Untouchable
and unemployed culture, the first american generation to not be able
to look forward to an even 'better' life. The gravy train stopped in
front of their door. Their skater-punk lyrics were hot-wired to the
zeitgeist of the mid-80s. "All I wanted was a Pepsi!"
 "Boonoonoonoos" on Hansa, this incredibly successful dance band
[they remind me of Abba somehow] does their anti-pollution
anti-globalization best here - move those hips keep those rainforest
 Red River Dave is a fascinating balladeer who composed hundreds
of news/history topical songs. His tackiest and most amazing is this
one which presents the classical redneck analysis of all that ails us
is LSD. A slippery slope between LSD and Charles Manson plus YODELING
and Sharon Tate screams.
 "DJ Cor Blimey & His Pigeon" on Conundrum. Cor Fuhler is a
composer but here spills bad beer on the turntables to make mayhem of
a most hilarious sampling sort. This piece samples Elaine May & Mike
Nichols [a great old comedy team] extensively.
 "Songs the Lord Taught Us" on IRS. Bat shit scraped off the butt
of a dying bat and sold as caviar. Reinvented psychobilly.
 "Kiss My Brass" on Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts. Anarchy was
never so much fun, endearing, and enlightening.
 "Trout Mask Replica" on Reprise vinyl. Beefheart was born in a
secret lab and turned out to be a CIA experiment gone haywire.
o Irritating things about the election:
- how liberal-vague leftoids [Mailer, Nation, NY Rev of Books] have
come to sing this kind of nostalgic love song about the US pre-Bush
II. Have they forgotten Chile, Guatemala, Grenada, Beirut, Iraq I,
Iran Contragate, the S&L scandal? They keep talking about the
values, reputation, the things America stood for prior to Bush II as
having been dismantled and dragged through the mud. Americans
[liberals?] used to be proud of the US but now have to hang their
head in shame - gimme a break! They all paint this incredibly
nostalgic picture of America prior to 2000 - some even go around
quoting Bush Sr. and some admit a fondness for Reagan. What a load of
crap. Bush II is merely a logical extrapolation of a long long
process that has been going on since late Johnson years. To paint ANY
of the presidents as anything but part of the same cabal is naïve and
dishonest. If I hear one more accolade about Clinton I will swallow a
plastic toy saxophone
- the number of polls none of which admit that Americans don't trust
them and that the no. of willing participants has gone down from 60+%
to around 30% meaning any poll is skewed.
- The vehement vitriolic attacks on those who still plan to vote for Nader.
- The part of Moore's Fahrenheit that shows the Black Caucus, blacks
in Congress protesting as a block against the 2000 election results
only to be heckled, not-supported, booed and ridiculed for being
unAmerican. Frightening especially since these black representatives
pretty much were right and in an articulate manner as well. one
congresswoman called it an American style Coup d-etat. Where was
Kerry and all the other day-after pundits who now believe the same?
And where were all the anti-Iraq/Bush democrats shortly after 9-11.
One lone congresswoman, Maxine Waters had the courage to vote against
war and received thousands of death threats.
- the incredible level of unabashed arrogance + ignorance [a volatile
combo] of a great deal of the American populace who in their inverted
snobbery [where low culture is seen as more real than hi culture]
express their fears, ignorance, hatred for almost everything
'foreign' including NYers, gays, Europeans, anything French [except
the statue of liberty]. This has been rehashed countless times on
many Euro stations as well as CNN and it makes me realize how
different my world is: I know almost no one who supports the present
regimes in the US, UK, NL, FR, Germany, ad nauseum but there you have
o Interesting about US Election:
- The incredible inundating coverage of the US elections in the
Netherlands and Europe in general. Everything from electoral college,
to southern baptists, to voting irregularities, to the issues, to
public opinion in the heartland. Incredible how much I have read and
seen in the past month. Last night on Ned 3 TV channel 4
uninterrupted hours on the election with Michael Moore, Fahrenheit,
plus lots of other pundits, critics, observers, Dutch people in the
- Do American realize this? Do they care? Only in the sense that they
can maybe even gloat even more about their 'self'-importance.
- The hundreds of color pieces I have seen on Dutch, BBC, Belgian and
French TV all point to two central facts: 'my' kind of people are
never polled or interviewed; the incredible LOW level of knowledge of
the avg voter and the even lower level of ability to articulate one's
preferences or dislikes. It is mostly about clichés, the amount of
clichés is absolutely astounding.
o Something I have suspected and sometimes declared at parties where
people were too drunk to take offense or agree. Since California used
to have the best public education system just prior to Reagan
becoming governor in the 1970s, I have noticed that the more you
appeal to intelligence or logic the less people become interested.
The more you appear to TV-style details like looks, feelings,
emotions, fears, the more people react. Goebbels during the rise of
the Nazis knew this as well. But as education gets devalued ever
further, the more the far right secures its position as a permanent
ruling elite. I am reminded of Kozinski's "Being There":
Stupid people love Bush: New study shows correlation between decline
of IQ and rise of GOP by Will Durst <via Eduard du Bois>
"Stupid people love Bush" new study proves According to the
prestigious Southern California think tank, The Gluton Group, stupid
people prefer President George W Bush over Senator John Kerry by a
4-to-1 margin. As Chief Resident Dr. Louis Friend characterized the
results of the research, "the less intelligent you are, the more you
like Bush." This landmark study, conducted over a 5 month period,
involved 2400 likely voters bridging all economic stratas in the 17
states generally considered up for grabs on November 2nd.
Participants were tested for intelligence, then asked to fill out a
12 page series of questions involving the Presidential candidates
with results released earlier this week. The consensus: the higher
the IQ, the less people trust Bush and respect the job his
administration has done. The lower the IQ, the more people admire his
steadfastness. "It was pretty much a slam dunk. There's no nice way
to say this. Dumb people like him. They think his unwavering nature
is a positive personality trait. They even venerate him for never
admitting mistakes, even when he's wrong. On the other hand, smart
people think he's a lying bully. I mean, c'mon, you have a deserter
accusing a decorated veteran of treason. Who's going to buy that
besides stupid people?"
IQ Above 140: Kerry 80%, Bush 20%.
120-140: Kerry 65%, Bush 35%.
100-120: Kerry 54%, Bush 46%.
80-100: Bush 54%, Kerry 46%.
60-80: Bush 60%, Kerry 15%, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 25%.
Apparently Bush's good-evil, black-white philosophy resonates on an
inverse relationship with higher education, whereas it became evident
over the period of analysis that John Kerry's nuanced arguments are
only understood by people who paid attention in any class above the
5th grade. Doctor Friend elaborated: "It has to do with intellectual
curiosity. Folks see Bush in front of a stream talking about the
environment and they assume he's in favor of it, even though if you
read his legislation, I'd be surprised to hear him endorse shade.
This also explains why Bush gets away with pretending he doesn't know
how the Senate works, allowing him to call Kerry a flip-flopper."
Friend released evidence that this type of disconnect exists across
the board: education, foreign policy, the economy, post 9-11 security
response and State Dinner entertainment choices. Also discovered was
a direct correlation between the number of preset Country Western
stations on car radios and Bush's approval rating. Dr. Friend
attributes this phenomena to the simplicity inherent in the messages
indigenous to both. Classical music listeners were preponderantly
Kerry supporters, but surprisingly, on heavy metal, the two split
down the middle. Spotting a trend, Friend cautioned, "Because of the
deterioration in public education, larger and larger segments of the
population are creeping downward IQ-wise, cementing the hold
Republicans have on the electorate." However, if the election were
held today, Bush would hold a lead of 52-48 in the popular vote, but
would be virtually tied in the Electoral College, which Bush
supporters argue against because the word College angers them. When
contacted, a Kerry spokesman just chuckled. No Bush spokesperson was
made available for comment.
It was also found that Ralph Nader supporters were the brightest of
all political proponents tested, but Dr. Friend dismissed them as
"too smart for their own good."
o Where Did These Conservatives Come From?: The Brownshirting of
America October 15, 2004 By conservative Paul C. Roberts <via
James Bovard, the great libertarian champion of our freedom and
civil liberties, recently shared with readers his mail from Bush
supporters (Lewrockwell.com, October 12). For starters here are
some of the salutations: "communist bastard," "asshole," "a piece
of trash, scum of the earth." It goes downhill from there.
Bush's supporters demand lock-step consensus that Bush is right.
They regard truthful reports that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of
mass destruction and was not involved in the September 11 attack on
the US--truths now firmly established by the Bush administration's
own reports--as treasonous America-bashing. As well, Bovard is
interpreted as throwing cold water on the feel-good, macho, Muslim
butt-kicking that Bush's invasion of Iraq has come to symbolize for
his supporters. "People like you and Michael Moore," one irate
reader wrote, "is (sic) what brings down our country."
I have received similar responses from conservatives, as, no doubt,
have a number of other writers who object to a domestic police state
at war with the world. In language reeking with hatred, Heritage
Foundation Town Hall readers impolitely informed me that opposing
the invasion of Iraq is identical to opposing America, that Bush is
the greatest American leader in history and everyone who disagrees
with him should be shot before they cause America to lose another
war. TownHall's readers were sufficiently frightening to convince
the Heritage Foundation to stop posting my columns.
Bush's conservative supporters want no debate. They want no facts,
no analysis. They want to denounce and to demonize the enemies that
the Hannitys, Limbaughs, and Savages of talk radio assure them are
everywhere at work destroying their great and noble country. Where
did such "conservatives" come from?
Claes Ryn in his important book, America the Virtuous, explains the
intellectual evolution of the neoconservatives who lead the Bush
administration. For all their defects, however, neocons are
thoughtful compared to the world of talk radio, whose inhabitants
are trained to shout down everyone else. From whence came the
brownshirt movement that slavishly adheres to the neocons' agenda?
Three recent books address this question. Thomas Frank in What's the
Matter With Kansas, locates the movement in legitimate conservative
resentments of people who feel that family, religious, and patriotic
values are given short shrift by elitist liberals. These resentments
festered and multiplied as offshore production, jobs outsourcing,
and immigration took a toll on careers and the American dream. An
audience was waiting for rightwing talk radio, which found its
stride during the Clinton years. Clinton's evasions made it easy to
fall in with show hosts, who spun conspiracies and fabricated a false
consciousness for listeners who became increasingly angry. Show
hosts, who advertise themselves as truth-tellers in a no-spin zone,
quickly figured out that success depends upon constantly confronting
listeners with bogymen to be exposed and denounced: war protesters
and America-bashers, the French, marrying homosexuals, the liberal
media, turncoats, Democrats, and the ACLU.
David Brock's The Republican Noise Machine lacks the insights of
Thomas Frank's book, but it provides a gossipy history of the
rightwing takeover of the US media Brock makes a credible case
that today's conservatives are driven by ideology, not by fact. He
argues that their stock in trade is denunciation, not debate.
Conservatives don't assess opponents' arguments, they demonize
opponents. Truth and falsity are out of the picture; the criteria
are: who's good, who's evil, who's patriotic, who's unpatriotic.
These are the traits of brownshirts. Brownshirts know they are
right. They know their opponents are wrong and regard them as
enemies who must be silenced if not exterminated His description
of the rightwing's destruction of an independent media and the
"Fairness Doctrine" explain why a recent CNN/Gallup poll found that
42% of Americans still believe that Saddam Hussein was involved in
the September 11 terrorist attack on the US and 32% believe that
Saddam Hussein personally planned the attack. A country in which 42%
of the population is totally misinformed is not a country where
democracy is safe.
o Does beheading hurt? And, if so, for how long is the severed head
aware of its plight? <www.newscientist.com>
Yes, beheading hurts. How much depends on the executioner's skill, or
lack of it. When Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed at Fotheringay
Castle in 1587, a clumsy headsman gave her three strokes without
quite managing to sever her head. The headsman then had to saw though
the skin and gristle with his sheath knife before the job could be
regarded as complete. The profound, protracted groan Mary gave when
the axe first hit left the horrified witnesses in no doubt that her
pain was excruciating.
How long is the interval of consciousness after the head is severed?
In France, in the days of the guillotine, some of the condemned were
asked to blink their eyes if they were still conscious after the
knife fell. Reportedly, their heads blinked for up to 30 seconds
after decapitation. How much of this was voluntary and how much due
to reflex nerve action is speculation. Most nations with science
sophisticated enough to determine this question have long since
abandoned decapitation as a legal tool. Antoine Lavoisier, the French
chemist who lived between 1743 and 1794, was caught up in the
revolution and faced beheading. He asked friends to observe closely
as he would continue blinking as long as possible after being killed.
He was reported to have blinked for 15 seconds after decapitation.
The story of Antoine Lavoisier's last heroic service for science has
been reported many times but unfortunately appears to have no basis
in fact. It is not given in any contemporary account we have been
able to find, nor in the standard accounts of his life and death. As
pointed out above, however, there have been attempts to ascertain if
a severed head retains consciousness. The most reliable account
appears to be that given below.
A particularly detailed report comes from Dr Beaurieux who, under
perfect circumstances, experimented with the head of the murderer
Languille, guillotined at 5.30 am on 28 June, 1905. (From A History
of the Guillotine by Alister Kershaw. His source is Archives
d'Anthropologie Criminelle, 1905):
"Here, then, is what I was able to note immediately after the
decapitation: the eyelids and lips of the guillotined man worked in
irregularly rhythmic contractions for about five or six seconds . . .
I waited for several seconds. The spasmodic movements ceased. The
face relaxed, the lids half closed on the eyeballs, leaving only the
white of the conjunctiva visible, exactly as in the dying whom we
have occasion to see every day in the exercise of our profession, or
as in those just dead. It was then that I called in a strong, sharp
voice: 'Languille!' I saw the eyelids slowly lift up, without any
spasmodic contractions . . . Next Languille's eyes very definitely
fixed themselves on mine and the pupils focused themselves . . .
After several seconds, the eyelids closed again, slowly and evenly,
and the head took on the same appearance as it had had before I
"It was at that point that I called out again and, once more, without
any spasm, slowly, the eyelids lifted and undeniably living eyes
fixed themselves on mine with perhaps even more penetration than the
first time. Then there was a further closing of the eyelids, but now
less complete. I attempted the effect of a third call; there was no
further movement and the eyes took on the glazed look which they have
in the dead.
"I have just recounted to you with rigorous exactness what I was able
to observe. The whole thing had lasted twenty-five to thirty seconds."
If indeed a severed head remains conscious for a short while then the
following procedure might be regarded as humane--assuming the purpose
was to convince the dying man he was flying to heaven.
Dr Livingstone wrote that Africans he encountered were aware that
consciousness is not lost immediately. He recounts how they bent a
springy sapling and tied cords from it under the ears of a man to be
decapitated so that his last few moments of awareness would be of
flying through the air.
However quickly consciousness is lost, there is little doubt that the
procedure must produce a painful few seconds. In 1983, Harold
Hillman, then reader in physiology at the University of Surrey, wrote
an account of the suffering caused by different methods of execution
for New Scientist(27 October, p 276) at the time when the World
Medical Association had just discussed attitudes of physicians to
capital punishment. This is what Hillman said about the guillotine:
"The guillotine was named after the French deputy who proposed the
use of the device in 1789. It was tested on corpses at the Bicetre
Hospital in Paris, and employed by the French Revolution in 1792. It
was introduced as a swift and painless device--as Joseph-Ignace
Guillotin believed-- to extend to all citizens the advantages of a
technique used only on noblemen. Although people believe that
Guillotin invented the device, it had been used in Italy, Germany,
France and Scotland in the 16th century.
"Guillotining was considered more humane because the blade was
sharper and execution was more rapid than accomplished with an axe.
Death occurs due to separation of the brain and spinal cord, after
transection of the surrounding tissues. This must cause acute and
possibly severe pain. Consciousness is probably lost within 2-3
seconds, due to a rapid fall of intracranial perfusion of blood.
"There are accounts of the eyes looking around from the severed head,
and animals may do this when they are guillotined for experiments in
which their organs are to be excised or their brain biochemistry is
to be examined rapidly."
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