may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Thursday, December 8, 2011


For the first time,all fiction is fact
All real virtual.All history repeats.
Visual records exist as far back as cave art
Today is a mashup-a remix of GREATEST HITS
Lady Ga-Ga represents Madonna so we no longer need her
Michael Jackson impersonators mean we no longer need him
same with Elvis,Beatles,Bowie,Marilyn-all legends repeat /recycle
best through mimesis.We recognize noir style in films-culture and style
sold via gloss and faux leaders.Spielberg reminescences 1940s serials.
Haircuts retro-punk to longhair 60s.Bald as Kojak /Yul Brynner.
We assimilate world cinema until Color Revolutions merge into Arab Springs.
They suggest and allude to previous folk revolts but use social media
so TWITTER and FACEBOOK and GOOGLE and YOUTUBE add false spontaneity
to an instantly identifiable locale-from Tahir Square to Tiennamen Square
is just a digital Photoshop.Kids know.They play virtual war games by hand
but would not be able to defend themselves.Dean had virtual support.
Republican nominees flip policies like popularity.Romney will win
because he is Reagan.Gingrich Clinton.Everything connotes someone else.
Another blonde bombshell will displace Lady Whatshername-we will forget
We will be reminded of mythos and meaning generically.Individuality as commodity
Everything a brand name.Monetize.Plaigarise.Ripoff.Buy brand names and forget
there is actually a person,not a product beneath the sweatshop labels...

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