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(en) Daily Bleed: 2/2 Norton I, Delgado, Scarfo, Gustavo, Russell (excerpt)

From Recollection Books <recall@eskimo.com>
Date Thu, 4 Feb 1999 03:47:54 -0500

      A - I N F O S  N E W S  S E R V I C E

1779 - US: Anthony Benezet refuses to pay taxes to support Revolutionary War.
1848 - Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends US war with Mexico.
After US invasion, Mexico cedes parts of California, Arizona,
New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado & Texas Mexico to the U.S.

1859 - Havelock Ellis, American sex reformer, lives.
Pioneer sexologist, closet pervert, liberated a full generation of
uptight Americans.

    "The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum."

1872 - Joshua Norton I,  Fires All Public Officials:

The Public Officials having again notoriously betrayed the
confidence & trust imposed in them by a trusting people; &
having shamefully disregarded the public interest & the
people's welfare to feather their own nests; now, therefore,
We, Norton I, Emperor of America & Protector of Mexico, do
hereby order all such Officials to resign forthwith, & do
declare their said offices vacant from the date hereof.
                                        ---1872  (exact date unknown)

1998 was a decent year for Emperor Norton in literary circles...
See “Emperor Norton's Ghost: A Fremont Jones Mystery” by Dianne Day
& “A Rush of Dreamers: Being the Remarkable Story of Joshua
Norton Emperor of the United States & Protector of Mexico” by John Cech

1876 - National Baseball League forms:

And the right field bleechers go mad with Chicanos and blacks
and Brooklyn beer-drinkers,
"Tito! Sock it to him, sweet Tito!"
And sweet Tito puts his foot in the bucket
and smacks one that don't come back at all,
and flees around the bases
like he's escaping from the United Fruit Company.
As the gringo dollar beats out the pound.
And sweet Tito beats it out like he's beating out usury,
not to mention fascism and anti-semitism.

     — excerpt, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "Baseball Canto"

1879 - 540 Paiutes arrive at Yakama reservation after a forced
march through winter snows from Southern Oregon.

1894 - Novel Delgado lives, El Ferrol (Galice, Spain). Spanish
anarchist, who emigrated to America at 16 & joined a Magoniste
group in San Antonio, Texass. Denounced by the police, he went
to Tampico, Mexico & participated in "La casa del Obrero
Mundial" & "Los hermanos Rojos," publishing the newspaper
"Germinal." Imprisoned in 1916 for participating in a strike,
Delgado went to NY when he was expelled from the country, but
returned & was active with anarchist groups in Mexico City
until his death, 16 November 1952.

"(..) Le gouvernement n'est rien d'autre que le gendarme du
Capital, l'épouvantable flic qui garde les coffres forts des
vautours des banques, du commerce et de l'industrie. Pour le
Capital il a du respect et lui est entièrement soumis; pour le
peuple, il a les prisons, les casernes et le gibet."

            — "Regeneracion," February 11, 1911.

1905 - Russian-born Joan Rivers/Phyllis Diller wanna-be &
American writer whose work fronts her philosophy of
objectivism (moralizing autocrats), Ayn Rand lives, St.
Petersburg. Wrote a pot-boiler, “The Fountainhead”, extolling
greed & individual acts without conscience. Important film
critic & so-called defender of the individual against the
state & collectivism who slavishly adopted the missionary
position before that august governmental body, HUAC
(investigating Hollywood actor-communists plotting to take
over the world), as a voluntary & friendly witness.  Here she
delivered her most damning evidence, that a WWII film is
communist propaganda because it shows Russian children
smiling. Her testimony was the longest of any witness called,
which inspired the TV series "Babylon I-LXIX." A science
fiction writer & the L. Ron Hubbard of her day, she spent much
of the '50s appearing on talk shows. (See 6 March for her
enlightened defense of genocide.)

"Many writers continued their Hollywood careers under
pseudonyms, or "fronts," sometimes with comic results. Alfred
Levitt, for example, screenwriter of “The Boy with Green Hair”
(1948), relates how a story conference got off on the wrong
foot when he was addressed by four different names."

On Capitalist Liberalism....
http://www.tigerden.com/~berios/libword.html >'Libertarians' - What's in

a Word?

>Libertarianism: Bogus Anarchy by Peter Sabatini

>Smokestack Lightning by Bob Black

>The New Right and Anarcho-capitalism, by Peter Marshall

>Ayn Rand and the Perversion of Libertarianism from Anarchy #34

The HUAC hearings were degradation ceremonies. Their job was
not to legislate or even to discover subversives (that had
already been done by the intelligence agencies and their
informants) so much as it was to stigmatize.

For a degradation ceremony to work it needs a denouncer. And
the most credible denouncer, with the most impeccable
credentials, is the one who has been there himself. The ex-
Communists constituted a steady supply of denouncers.

A successful status-degradation ceremony must be fueled by
moral indignation. The anti-Communist hysteria of the cold war
provided an ideal environment.

1931 - Argentinean anarchist Paulino Scarfo dies in a shoot out with

1931 - The first US citizens are "repatriated" from the nation
as Los Angeles Chicanos are deported to Mexico.

As the Depression worsens, public officials across the
Southwest have decided it's cheaper to send legal residents
back to Mexico than carry them on the welfare rolls. During
the decade's first four years, well over 400,000 Mexican-
Americans, many US citizens living here as long as 40 years,
will be repatriated. Some families, as a result, are split
because a father or mother -- or both -- will be considered
alien, but the US-born children will be allowed to stay.

1932 - First world disarmament convention opens, Geneva, Switzerland.

1939 - Soledad Gustavo (Teresa Mañe) dies, in Perpignan.
Mother of Federica Montseny (12 February 1905; an important
figure in Spanish anarchism). Soledad was one of the first lay
teachers in Spain. With her companion Montseny, founded
"Revista Blanca" in 1898 & wrote “El sindicalismo y la
anarquia”.   http://perso.club-internet.fr/ytak/novembre4.html#30

1951 - First four of seven blacks convicted of raping a
Martinsville, Virginia, white woman, Mrs. Ruby Stroud Floyd,
died in the electric chair. The remaining three were
electrocuted February 5. (By some odd anomaly, to date only
one white has ever been executed for rape in Virginia's glorious

1962 - US: Democracy in Action?: University of Washington bans
campus speech by Gus Hall, head of Communist Party USA.

1966 - Australia: First burning of conscription papers, Sydney.

1970 - Philosopher/activist Bertrand Russell dies in
Penryndeudraeth, Merioneth, three years short of 100. His War
Crimes Tribunal was instrumental in providing a world forum
which could not be ignored (even by US media), revealing US
lies & atrocities perpetrated during the Vietnam War years.

1972 - Ireland: Three days after 13 unarmed civil rights
demonstrators were shot dead by British paratroopers in
Londonderry, Northern Ireland, outraged Irish citizens burn
down the British embassy in Dublin, the capital of independent Ireland.

1990 - US: Secret Service agents raid Len Rose, aka Terminus.
In two days they will raid three more computer hackers.

"The governors of the world believe, & have always believed,
that virtue can only be taught by teaching falsehood, & that
any man who knew the truth would be wicked. I disbelieve this,
absolutely & entirely. I believe that love of truth is the
basis of all real virtue, & that virtues based upon lies can
only do harm."

                            — Bertrand Russell

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