November 26, 2016
The Sacrilege by Edouard Dubus
Without an ounce of respect a drunkard took a piss
On and on before the church of Saint Sulpice.
The faithful flock ran away at the sight
Til the man in black showed up, his face turned white.
“We don’t piss here,” he shrieked and crossed himself,
“Vade retro, you swine! Go somewhere else!”
Without a word, not disturbed in the least,
The wino stared long and hard at the priest.
Then he pointed to the shrine of the heavenly throne
Where these three words were carved in stone,
Three words for everyone to see:
Liberty, equality, fraternity.
Like Napoleon standing in front of the Pyramids,
His gestures were grand and his voice became spirited:
“Liberty! So, I piss where I want to.
“Equality! You can piss here too.
“If you’d like, my friend, let’s piss here together.
“Fraternity! Come hold this for me, brother.”
November 20, 2016
Fear of death? But it is because you made a mess of your life!
Source: Fear of Death
November 15, 2016
THE POLARIAN-DENEBIAN WAR 2. SPACE COMMANDOS by Jimmy Guieu (adapted by Michael Shreve)
In the second half of the series, the space war between Polarians and Denebians heats up, with Earth stuck in the middle. Jean Kariven is forced to join his space friends and take part in an assault on the enemy’s cosmic stronghold. The series ends as it began, on a trip through time showing the changes wrought by the war.
Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier.
4. Commandos de l’Eespace [Space Commandos] (1955)
5. Nos Ancêtres de l’Avenir [Our Ancestors from the Future] (1956)
6. Prisonniers du Passé [Prisoners of the Past] (1956)
Henri-René “Jimmy” Guieu (1926-2000) was one of the leading French SF authors of the 1950s and 60s, before he turned to the exploration of UFOs and parapsychological phenomena. In this classic six-volume saga (presented in English in two volumes), written in 1954 through 1956, Guieu introduced his signature hero, French paleoanthropologist Jean Kariven, and imagined that Earth was secretly caught in a vast space-time war pitting the benevolent Polarians against the aggressive Denebians. Guieu sprinkled the books with some of his favorite themes, such as UFOs, alien encounters and ancient astronauts, while delivering fast-paced SF adventure.
Available at Black Coat Press
November 11, 2016
All-powerful alcohol incites people to dictatorial aspirations in every country.
Source: Go away, Outcasts!
November 1, 2016
and the long-lamenting song of a beggar drags on
Source: 24-Fascism and Finale
September 8, 2016
The enslaved minorities, national or conquered, have to make a sound; they have to make their demands heard, to express their suffering and hopes.
Source: The Broken Mirror
August 31, 2016
There are loud cries of damnation rising in the world against yankee stubbornness…
Source: They’re Going to Kill Sacco and Vanzetti
August 13, 2016
What have you done with the public funds? What have you done with our army? What have you done with our future?
Source: They Wanted It
August 7, 2016
“The last moment belongs to us—that agony will be our triumph.”
Source: 23-Bolsheviks and Bullies