Jez3Prez'z Election Night Stand-Up, Recounting Romney's Defeat & the 1st "FREE WEED APPLE" in US History
The feeling down at the Lyric on Election Night was like the Day of the Big Game, and yes I felt it too, but for reasons other than the Presidency, something the People could actually do. At 9:35, MTN time, people exploded at the screen, when they flipped from the Daily Show’s InDecision coverage to MSNBC, where, yes, YES, it was all seriously going down, and Obama was being called the projected winner, and Romney would have to concede.
I found it strange that there wasn’t a more conscious changeover. From laughing at it, haha, it’s all very funny, and suddenly really SERIOUS, like OMG!! All in just a moment…but then it does make sense to me. After all, I’m a nihilist living in a crazy world, what else would I expect, that’s our society!
But before I left, on my way out of the Lyric Cinema Cafe in Main Street America, I heard Romney, the defeated, ask me to continue to Believe…in what? In America! O the joy! O the glee!
"…oh wait, am I supposed to still pay attention?
What are you now? WHO?
Oh you’re nothing?
And there’s absolutely NO REASON to listen to you?
So why should I should pay attention anymore?
Are the cameras still on?
Ohhhhhh, I see.
Sorry I interrupted yr speech to all the disappointed Republicans, who want to move to Canada, but you need to convince to stay put so you can use them to pay taxes, grow green jobs, & feed off their beliefs.
I guess you did probably make them feel like losers, when you set up the all-or-nothing challenge of winning over the entire country.
No, go right ahead and tell us NOW we need to Work Together in order to make things better, to get along with each other, to recognize our interdependency.”
Which prompts the Big Question fr me: WHY is this system rigged up to be a COMPETITION?!
The Two Big Partys
& their rich, corporate financiers
play Monopoly w/ the possibility of real political change
and divide us into one of their teams,
teams most people don’t want to be on in the 1st place,
And they go off to gamble our billions of dollars
in a bet on “the Future of this Great Nation,”
but bet on WHAT exactly?
Getting the Most People to like this One Guy
than they like the Other Guy, who sux almost as much as the first.
Oh yeah…yeah that sounds fun…
Ohhhhh, nevermind, maybe that’s just democratic capitalism at work:
where the People only count in whether they are buying or selling the kinds of Hope & Change that are good for business.
Or maybe better: CONSUMER FASCISM!
The candidates are just different brands of the same commodity: an idea of Progress & a Gov’t that the People need to keep believing in.
Maybe next year we can do it thru Facebook!
I wouldn’t even worry abt all the fake FB accts…it probably would never match all the individuals responsible for voter fraud.
And wouldn’t it just be easier to watch the votes tally themselves up along w/ all yr friends online?
Wouldn’t have to go thru the hassle of waiting in line, let yr vote be transferred offsite, counted by strangers or tallied on a hackable machine…oh wait that sounds horrible…and maybe not all that different…LIKES v. VOTES, I mean, what’s the big difference? They both sound like scores to me.
I wonder why more people don’t get in on this game?
Maybe cuz the Parties are WAY TOO SERIOUS abt winning,
and so its not all that fun for everyone,
especially when it comes to money.
And I suppose they probably wouldn’t want any real competition from the Greens or Libertarians or the Objectivists or Roseanne Barr…
It’s an Effffffffffffffing popularity contest, I tell you!
The election of The People’s Favorite!
These people are desperately trying to be noticed, so you can let them make all the important decisions for you.
HEY! LOOK AT ME!
I HAVE THE BEST IDEAS EVER!
I’M A TRUSTWORTHY GUY!
I’LL PROMISE TO GIVE YOU WHATEVER YOU NEED MOST IF YOU JUST HELP ME OUT!
I’M THE NICEST COOLEST BRAVEST STRONGEST BEST-DRESSED SMARTEST MOST CONFIDENT MOST BELIEVABLE MOST IMPORTANT MAN IN AMERICA!
I’M GONNA CHANGE EVERYTHING, AMERICA!
I’M LIKE SUPERMAN!
WHY ISN’T ANYONE LISTENING TO ME ANYMORE?
(I heard it come from somewhere deep in Romney’s “soul”…and Sarah Palin recently too)
DON’T YOU STILL BELIEVE IN ME, AMERICA?
SRSLY I DID THIS FOR YOU!
Do you SEE what I’m talking ABOUT?
Well maybe we just don’t care what MOST politicians have to say…or even most of the laws that are passed in our name.
Even tho our situation won’t improve significantly over the next 4 years, we can still celebrate the next Biggest Game to the Presidency, & something the People could do for themselves:
We LEGALIZED WEED in Colorado!
Passed a state constitutional amendment allowing possession of 1 oz.!
And 6 plants!
So we slapped hands & kissed the sky,
taking deep breaths of fresh smoke, from the 1st FREE WEED APPLE in US History*!
It’s a victory against the Noid,
a win against the Drug War-Lords,
a win for the Psychonautic Volk!
Now…when will they let all our friends out of jail that were locked up for no good reason…
Well, that’s all for now, I think.
You’re a great audience, for reading this far.
You’re listening to Jez3Prez say “Good Night, America…whoever it is you are!”
[*Editors Footnote: “Recent” history…or at least so we think.]
What's with the obsession over Guy Fawkes (cf. OWS, Anonymous, et al.)? Wasn't he just a religious zealot trying to blow up a building? [To Danny Valdes]
I’m not sure how it happened, but Fawkes seems to have become a symbol/martyr of state repression. I think there is also potential that he is not actually guilty of the conspiracy he was said to have committed, and thus another activist who was entrapped by agent provocateurs.
I recall finding some suspicious aspects of the case against him on his Wikipedia page, which mentions that he was found alone in a basement w/ way more kegs of gunpowder than one man could ever transport alone…thus, the valorization may have less to do with actual history than the myth that he was an incredibly radical enemy of the State.
But that’s a fair amount of speculation on my part.
Just think about the word “discover” for a moment. DIS-cover. As in un-cover. As in REVEAL.
To discover is a unique feeling among ways of knowings, seemingly connected to a Plato’s favored word for truth as “aletheia” - implying the kind of un-forgetting that indicated learning as a process of remembering.
I hypothesize that the most self-conscious kinds of learning that can be experienced thru play are more like discovery and un-forgetting than empirical facts to be learned about the world. This sort of knowledge does not lend itself to certain kinds of teaching via communication; rather this knowledge must be integrated through engaged direct action — thru PLAY — and with it comes the fun of exploring this world, following yr curiosity, and uncovering ideas for yrself.
I’m wondering how people think the #Jez3Prez propaganda campaign is going. What images do you especially like/not? Suggestions for the future? Would you like me to Jez3Prez one of yr photos? Or make yr portrait?
Plz look thru the Archives of jez3prez.tumblr.com and reblog, comment, share, and like to yr hearts desire!
the clouds overhead in 1000 patterns unshaped and re-shaped as copies of each other, as if 10 thousand copies, patterned after communist crowds dressed like cobras under the 2nd full moon evening for the month of September, tonight I went cycling and re-cycling in Time, recalling times gone by:
don’t you remember nearly being arrested/really leaving jail 1 year from now? Past, future, what’s the difference, if someday we all find ourselves at the 1st precinct again, when it’s a museum and we’re giving the walking tour. It’s a sad/happy place, & happier/sad now because we’re here of our own accord. We own this place; it’s our history now.
How can we even now look back on that night as beauty? Despite my uptight worries at the moment; sorry I helped get us arrested! (Sorry to be the new Lenin, thx Maria, but how right you were) Y’all are soldiers in the most peaceful sense of the word, strong purposeful warriors that gave birth to something great, and yet we still know not what! What is OWS? What did it do? Why did we do it? And what will it mean?
I sat in the garage in Colorado among my new surroundings that — albeit temporary — are home RIGHT NOW and all of you are here with me now:
and…Nico! YOU deserve all the credit of spending the 1st lonely night in jail of OWS when none of yr prisonmates would be there to pump solidarity fists on yr behalf, yr number M11676986 [NEVER LET US FORGET!]
The police only understand anarchy in that we get to decide when ‘the Law’ applies, but then again they fail when they think they can tell others what to do. Know always this: NO ONE CAN TELL YOU WHAT TO DO. This is the 1st promise that #Jez3Prez will keep and you can count on him/her following it.
……..although…you don’t know everything. This is the 2nd step I’ve learned so far. So, in spite of this breakdown in the Law & Order, or rather DUE to it, we must depend on each other for survival in the post-apocalyptic, nu-utopian world. There is a beautiful world waiting out there beyond the Natural wall btw society & the wild, but we’re only going to make it if we stick together. Even if we may not be geographically present, we can always be together when we recall this momentous event, the 1st arrests of Occupy Wall Street, the Arts & Culture crew on Wall Street, let us sing it together, we shall live there forever!
*Into the World! Out of the World!* itw is my middle noun, understood throughout the galaxy, or until I make it so KNOWN. The beauty of neural clouded stars is the energy passed there between, a musical medley, songs so streange that we can only hear them in Augmented Reality (AR).
But why are you like this, Jezzzzzzzzzz?
What narcissism compelled you to dedicate a page to some version of yourself?
Is it a cloan?
Multiplicity showed me why
there’s not enough time in the day;
the logical conclusion will be many cloans, though
the fear of self-destruction thru Auto-Immunity is the danger that
#jez3prez still sees as immanent.
Why does #jez3prez need an Other, an opponent, a rival?
It already has me, whatever version of myself THAT is.
Which one is the real Jez?
Am I the best version of myself?
Can jez ever save Jez from jez?
And which one will decide for the Other?
[And yet that Other has always promised to be there…can you really be so sad that you’ll never be aloane…?]
distractable, intractable, water worries for the future…theflow is on its way home.