Thursday, February 17, 2005

Coup D'Etat?

I am in my apartment, trapped. My building has turned off the water, meaning that one cannot take a shower, flush the toilet or turn the faucet on. My hotmail account has been messed up for the better part of a week, and I am still unable to reply to messages. People, do you understand? This is how they got the czar, for godsakes!!! They have me isolated, unable to communicate with my comrades or maintain adequate hygiene. I can only surmise that this is the early stages of a coup d'etat against Pound for Pound.

As X so eloquently said, "That's the real question, isn't it -- "Why?" -- the "how" is just "scenery" for the suckers . . . Oswald, Ruby, Cuba, Mafia, it keeps people guessing like a parlor game, but it prevents them from asking the most important question -- Why? Why was Kennedy killed? Who benefited? Who has the power to cover it up?" [Dedicated to MM]

Okay, substituting Pound for Pound in for John F. Kennedy, who is plotting against me? My roomate, in retaliation for me not taking the garbage out more? Surburbanites, angry at me for declaring war on their world? Right-wingers, fearful of my growing legions who demand justice, democracy, labor, women's and human rights and well-funded mass transit? Mayor Street, tipped off about my coming post explaining why he is the worst mayor the city has ever had? Princeton alumni, upset that they went to such a shitty school? Wack musicians and writers, afraid of being called out? People who have seen me dance, afraid that I might do it again?

The powers are aligned against us, but we will overcome. The powers that be do not want you to read this blog, afraid of the death of the old 'Philadelphia', the coming urban revolution, dedicated to all those in the cities of the world, demanding justice, freedom and liberty. I know that things look bleak sometimes, but it is in the fight that we will regain our dignity and hope. They can cut off our water, shut down our email, attack the right of choice, the right to organize, but they cannot take away our beliefs, our hopes or our goals.

I will survive this coup, that is my word to you. They want me silenced, holding my urine, reeking of body odor, but I will perservere. They want all of us silenced, cynical and disengaged, but we must speak loud and work for changes. Please check back often, as I have a ton of posts coming up, on Philly, the NHL, the future of the Left, my Pound for Pound list of the best blogs and sites. Leave comments, let me know what you think of the blog, where you think that it should be going, what is on your mind. Let's do the damn thang, people, let's do the damn thang!


Brendan Dugan said...

I wasn't gonna say anything but now that you mention it - a couple more trips to the recylcing bin downstairs would be a nice gesture.

McStallen said...

Appreciate the JFK homage and I can certainly empathize with the trials and tribulations caused by a potential coup d'etat. I think Dugan is your Judas, so you should probably slit his throat when he's sleeping.