Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Church of the Left

I had not read the Daniel Chacon column about the proposed vetting of candidates by the Democratic Party before attending the ward meeting where it was to be presented. I was invited to the meeting weeks earlier by the Chairperson and was told that Mayor Gonzales would be coming. I was disappointed that the Mayor was a no-show and that even a few of the 25 or 30 Democrats in attendance supported the absolutely stupid vetting proposal that had been leaked to the New Mexican.

I sat through the banality of a report on how a meaningless resolution becomes a useless plank and an infuriating 'lesson' from a St. Johns student, who is the Vice Chairman of the ward, on how to canvas for your cause. It seems you are not supposed to try to convince the person you're talking to but rather just be nice. "Studies show almost one in ten people" will then vote for your candidate,” he said. I had heard that kind of bull before and it was from the implanted self-appointed 'leader' of the local Bernie for President organization.

Destroying will and limiting your opponent's effectiveness is a nasty political game and if one can embed an imposter or dupe in your opponent's leadership ... more power to you.

The ward meeting from Hell ended for me with "9. Who do we want to invite to our next meeting?"
"Since Mayor was a no-show, why don't we invite Ron Trujillo?" I suggested. Ron is a longtime loyal local Democrat who will be running next year for Mayor against our incumbent no-show Mayor Gonzales.

That suggestion was ignored. So, having been given a printed handout for a Democratic Party fundraiser at Mayor Gonzales' home co-sponsored by the film union IATSE, and knowing that the guy in charge of the IATSE has an office twenty feet away from where we were sitting, I suggested Jon Hendry come talk to us. Unbelievably the Chair's response was, "I don't know who that is." OMG, we were having a political meeting in an old church on Cerrillos Road that had been converted to a secular Church of the Left and this women does not even know who the President of the NM Federation of Labor is and that he is half owner of the church she's attending.

Finally I recommended that someone who worked for Bernie, maybe the guy who ran for State Party chairman and lost, come talk with us. A second came from someone and the Chairperson reluctantly wrote down my nominated person.

If the Democratic Party ever hopes to outlive the Trump coup that they themselves created with their own arrogance, then they better wake up. Candidates for public office are not employees of political parties or at least they shouldn't be... especially in Santa Fe where by law local election are supposed to be non-partisan.

Democrats have to get some courage and heart and reach out not only to Bernie's people but to Republicans. The Party itself has to believe in democracy and stop rigging their own processes and internal politics. The other choice, which is what I vote for, is to simply fire or annoy to death all the leaders in the Party from State Chairman down to ward official. That is the kind of 'repeal and replace' that might actually save the Democratic Party.

Monday, March 20, 2017


'Chairman Ego' A.K.A. Brian Egolf is pretty clear about his feeling toward other people.

It seems like he's got a hair across his ass or is on the rag all the time.  I really don't care about him or what does, after all, he is a lawyer and here in New Mexico is truly on the dark side.

* note: Since my machine is now a Russian Zombie Computer I am not responsible for any 'content' that suddenly appears on your screen.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Facebook = Facepoop

Resistance is futile.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Zozobra as Trump

A 1985 poster of Zozobra, Santa Fe's 'Old Man Gloom', shows the type of hairdo this years Trump/Zozobra will have. 

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Santa Fe Provocateur

In Santa Fe the old Berkeley street adage on Telegraph Ave was 'You can't tell (who are) the agents without a program.' This is really true especially around Cerletti Park and especially during the Legislature. Oh you don't know Cerletti Park ... Fountainhead Rock in downtown, Water and Don Gaspar.  The place has become a hang out for crazies, bums and dopers. The crazier they act and the more grungy they are, the more likely they are cops or spooks or informants.
Unlike my "plumbing" as former Mayor Sam Pick ("without an r") would say, my street sense doesn't get softer with age. Feeling, knowing and caring about the 'program' that is being run on a your neighborhood or your City or your Country makes it hard not to respond.

The more connected an apparent street person is, the more the cops' Dicks get limp. The cops become excuse makers for the implanted provocateur who is out to 'sample by example'.

This sliver of a City of Santa Fe park is the responsibility of at least a half dozen Municipal Departments including the Police, Parks and Rec., Arts Commission, Maintenance, Parking, and complaints, handled by Constituent Services ...and of course the Mayor and City Council.
 The entire race of lazy irresponsible City Employees are the responsibility of a somewhat wimpy City Manager.

Cut to: Super Bowl Sunday
I'm driving past Prep on may to that horrible Trader Joe's store having decided not to go downtown and take pictures of the nut-cake terrorist stationed down the street from Fountainhead Rock. He is  the big blond guy who chalks the sidewalk and tries to talk in tongues, not the best part of his performance. But the better angels of Tao, not Taos, told me to forget it and go check on my sister-in-law who was feeling crappy. But right there where Jill, the mean St. John's librarian, would run I saw my good old friend Mayor Gonzales vigorously walking with a friend and his dog.

"I've been meaning to come talk to you Mayor. But I want to finish a painting of you that I'm working on."

Clearly the guy did not want to even see me no less chat.
Through a open car window I cut to the chase. "You got to do something about Cerletti Park."
"We did (blah blah) and (blah blah) we've got to do more" said the soft hunk of a Mayor. His partner and the dog said nothing. He did not inspire me to finish the painting.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Zozobra 2017: A Trump Effigy?

After the Santa Fe City Council failed to pass an anti-Trump resolution the word spread that Kiwanis, the sponsors of Zozobra was considering making the famous world's largest marionette of 'Old Man Gloom' whose burning starts the annual Santa Fe Fiesta might be made in the likeness of Donald Trump.

Every September crowds of over 40,000 people watch and cheer when Zozobra which is stuffed with old bills,  divorce papers, burnable bad memories and fireworks is publicly ignited. Over the years since the late artist Will Shuster started the tradition of Old Man Gloom has been made to look like or represent a different villainous characters, real or imagined.

WWII Zozobra mocking Japan's Emperor

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Mass Psychology of Fascism: Trump Family Sexual Repression

I know that someplace I have the little revolutionary pamphlet from the 60s titled The Mass Psychology of Fascism with writings by Wilhelm Reich and the subtitle being something like "The More I Fuck, the More I Want to Make Revolution."

Reich's original book about Fascism asked why people would choose an authoritarian government even though it was obviously against their self-interest?  The answer he suggests is early sexual repression in  the family by the parents. For his suggestion Reich got his books burned during the 30s both in Germany by the Nazis and in Russia by the Bolsheviks and in 1956 a court in the United States ordered the book burned ... I should be so lucky.