I was walking on white paper.
However far I went, there
I remained, between the print,
— Shinkichi Takahashi
Daily Bleed, web page updated, 103 entries, a few pitchers & some links;
it's a monster: http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/0101.htm
BleedMeister starts the year off
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African film director extraordinaire,
novelist, cultural genius.
NEW YEAR'S holiday in 165 nations. Presumably the others
are stuck reliving the past.
1812 -- England: Luddite property attacks on the Notts / Derbyshire border.
1889 -- Nietzsche has a nervous breakdown seeing a horse
whipped by a cab driver.
"...this time however I come as the victorious Dionysus,
who will turn the world into a holiday...
1895 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader J. Edgar Hoover,
"Mr FBI" & one of the world's most famous cross-dressing blackmailers,
"All my humor is based on
destruction & despair. If the
whole world were tranquil, without
disease & violence, I'd be
standing in the breadline —
right back of J. Edgar Hoover."
— Lenny Bruce
1895 -- England: Rudolf Rocker arrives in London. German militant
who became deeply involved in the Federation of Jewish Anarchists.
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1901 -- US: Socialist pol, novelist, orator, social reformer &
Atlantean crackpot Ignatius Donnelly dies at 69, Minneapolis.
1911 -- England: The murder of Leon Beron, a slum landlord,
precipitating "The Sidney Street Siege".
1920 -- US: America's first "Red Scare" begins. Overnight 2,700 people
arrested without being charged with any explicit crime.
"Like a prairie-fire, the blaze of revolution was sweeping over
every American institution of law & order a year ago. It was eating
its way into the homes of the American workman, its sharp tongue of
revolutionary heat were licking the altars of churches, leaping into
the belfry of the school bell, crawling into the sacred corners of
American homes, seeking to replace marriage vows with libertine laws . . ."
— A. Mitchell Palmer
1923 -- Senegal: Ousmane Sembéne lives (-2007), Ziguinchor.
Senegalese labor union activist, writer & film director (often called the
"Father of African film"), best-known for his historical-political works
with strong social comment.
1928 -- George Orwell leaves the Indian Imperial Police.
"When I see an actual flesh & blood worker in conflict
with his natural enemy, the police[man], I do not have
to say which side I am on."
— George Orwell
1932 -- US: The year begins with a deep sense of foreboding
& fear as the American economy begins grinding to a standstill.
"What the country needs is good, big laugh."
— Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader
President Herbert Hoover
In Detroit it becomes a common occurrence for
unemployed men to smash shop windows at night
& loot stores. Two families who resist eviction by
shooting & killing a landlord are later acquitted of
murder by sympathetic judges.
Zoom forward to 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2013...
1942 -- Country Joe McDonald lives.
"Gimmie an F...
Give me a U....
Give me a C...."
He & his 60s band of Fish stopped the war in Vietnam.
Zoom forward to 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013...
Iraq, Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan...
1942 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader "Uncle Joe" Stalin
proclaimed Time magazine's "Man of the Year."
1958 -- NEVERENRUH! Keine Experimente! (Stay Calm! No
Experiments!), the first manifesto of the Situationist International's
German section, signed by Asger Jorn & Hans Platschek, Munich.
1959 -- France: Libertarian socialist Michel Onfray lives to eat butter.
After suffering a heart attack at age 28 & being advised to
change his diet, he replies that he
"preferred to die eating butter
than to economize [his] existence with margarine."
The episode leads him to write his first book, Le Ventre des
philosophes (The Stomach of the Philosophers).
1994 -- México: EZLN insurgency begins, same day as the Chiapas
uprising in 1929.
Rising of the Indians of Chiapas to the cry of "¡Ya Basta!" (Enough!).
It remains the a most beautiful example of resistance at the end of this century.
Their demands are simple:
Nothing for us, everything for everybody.
2006 -- México: Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos ("Delgado Zero")
jumps on a black motorcycle to tour all 31 Mexican states.
"As soon as the generals & the politicos can predict
the motions of your mind, lose it. Leave it as a sign
to mark the false trail, the way you didn't go. Be
like the fox who makes more tracks than
necessary, some in the wrong direction. Practice
— Wendell Berry, Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front
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— Anti-Dave, Day 1, more or less, 2013
The complete archives for the year:
Our Google anarchist calendar
A source of inspiration:
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