The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

January 7, 2005


Ice Storm


How beautiful and deadly thou art,
cycles of ice hanging like deadmen from trees
breaking the limbs, crashing down onto highway 80
onto highway 940, the bus turns around in shame
at loveliness and murder

How murderous thou art, deadly as well,
making old trees making way for new trees green growth
branched crashing on streets and super highways alike
turning vehicles around straight dead in their tracks
staring at loveliness and murder


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extrusions, circulations of internal fluids striations, lamina, internal
of Tiffany, external of alan, it is closed languagemyself out! Field two:
Protocol Return Echo Protocol! Field three: Deployment of paid leasing
schemata! Field Four: Tiffany Tiffany Field! Field Four: Tiffanyout the
asshole! Children on the tip! The women see the children! The men see
nothing! I make a building on Media Moo. Description set. look Tiffany
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text] aural-phone, uterine tendrils, extrusions, circulations of internal
fluids striations, lamina, internal of Tiffany, external of alan, it is
closed languagesorry for all of them! I promise to do better! Even _here_
I take up too much of your time! signed, Alan, Jennifer, Julu, Nikuko, the
continuity girl, Travis, Trevor, and Tiffany _the continuity girlve set
forth. I don't recognize myself, you-know-language and all. Jennifer and
Julu have never been here; Jennifer and Julu have moved on. Tiffany dense
entanglement of fluid, you-knowin a sentence. I'll name my cunt for him.
One of these days, and so much for oppositional structures. N*Gendering
Discourse Squeezing my Susans, I wrapped my Clara around Tiffany's slim
Honey. Trats own. girl:ok:235701:2:lover:girl lover:yes:235701:1:boy:lover
groybirl:suppose so:235705:2:lulu:groybirl
honey:yes:235708:0:tiffany:honey honey:yes:235710:3:tiffanywith a
vengeance elsewhere on the culture seen. It shoot outs from the skirts of
the chora-woman. It leaks literarily across the floor, replies Tiffany,
laughing. It puddles. It makes thelagellation, every sexual perversion,
murder, and sui- cide were among the usual highlights of their gatherings.
Paul Tabori, The Natural Science of Stupidity. The Last Word <Tiffany:
Thinking isWHY I SHOULD BE KILLED Tiffany says "You're taking it too
seriously. Cultural politics is just that, politics! You say "That's what
I'm talking about. So I'm going to break out. I'm not following the
formHoney had a thought. Pip had a thought. Travis had a thought. Lee had
a thought. Honey had a thought. Honey had a thought. Tom had a thought.
Tiffany had a thought. Tiffany had a thought. Jonreely for you. to love
someone is to love the holes of her body, her open privacies. hole. The
hole led back into Tiffany. Tiffany towered above the trees. The hole to
the north led to the dark foresttheir sockets, always that originary wound
-it just takes one, it always have. And back then and now, among them, I
won't be left behind. Tiffany dense entanglement of fluid, you-knowfloor,
labial opening in the wall, the clock bleeding second after second.
Nothing happened that couldn't be corrected by prayer as Death and Tiffany
fucked murderously, returning the unstabletakes off everything. dig The
screen breaks. Like Hollywood, there's screen beyond the screen. No
simulacra in sight. says it splinters, gets hotter and more detailed all
the way down. Tiffanybone, sliced to the bone! I have been betrayed,
cleverly betrayed! Friends, I am Alan Clara, Clara Hielo Internet! I have
returned from the depths of Tiffany! I have brought back circuitry! Some
unknownstones melt bones and chills torn forgotten We know this change of
earthquake because we've spoken through alarms in dark Clara night, plumes
of Tiffany dawn, Weatherby dusk. The drink edgedcreatures whose minds
increasingly appear _otherwise. Clara: thinking and loving, writing, the
murmur of the world Alan: heard in the hollow of its shell, close by
Tiffany: sounding through fathoms ofSlash your eyes! The sword comes out
the asshole! Children on the tip! The women see the children! The men see
nothing! I make a building on Media Moo. Description set. look Tiffany
.densepromise to do better! Even _here_ I take up too much of your time!
signed, Alan, Jennifer, Julu, Nikuko, the continuity girl, Travis, Trevor,
and Tiffany _the continuity girl_


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Jews


I am losing friends over this. I reach states of no return over this.
I respond poorly and unfairly. I'm tired of thinking of myself, 'Jew,'
and listening and watching 'Jew' return in guises I don't recognize.
Needless to say:

Jews did not leave the World Trade Center just before it was hit.
Jews came to work that day like everyone else.
It was not a Zionist conspiracy.
Jews did not cause the Tsunami.
Jews went through the Holocaust which killed a lot of them.
Jew, Jew, Jews.
Jews do not want to slaughter Palestinians.
Jews do not have two navels.
Jews do not have horns.
Jews do not control the media.
Jews do not control the daily content of the media.
Jews have never eaten Christian children or killed Christian children.
Jews do not run the United States.
There is no world Zionist conspiracy.
Jew, Jews, Jews.
Most Jews are not Zionists.
Most Jews are secular.
Not all Jews support Israel's internal or external policies.
Most Jews are not religious.
Jews do not have more money than other people.
Jews are not stupider or smarter than other people.
Jews do not control the World Bank or world money supply.
Jews are not sexier or unsexier than other people.
Jews do not harbor gold.
Jews most likely have as much and no more sex than other people.
Jews are not 'clannish' any more than Chinese, Arabs, Germans, Italians,
or Wasps are clannish.
Not all Jews believe in God or a God, and at least one rabbi I know is
atheist.
Jew, Jews, Jews.
Jews did not steal Judaism from Blacks.
The Jews did not run the slave trade.
Jews are no better or worse than any other people.
There was and is no Eternal Jew or Wandering Jew.
Many Jews protest the policies of Israel.
Jews whine no more or less than other people.
If a Jew thinks Israel has the right to exist, that doesn't make him or
her a Zionist.
Not all Israelis are Jews and not all Jews are Israelis.
If a Jew thinks Palestine has a right to exist, that doesn't make him or
her anti-Jewish or anti-Israeli.
Jew, Jews, Jews.
Jews do not have big noses.
Jews are not gutter people and don't belong to a gutter religion.
Most Jewish women are not Jewish American Princesses.
Most Jewish men do not wear yalmukahs or go to synagogue.
Jews are not bad people.
The Protocols of Zion are a forgery.
Jews don't conspire any more or less than other people.
There is no world-wide Jewish conspiracy.
There are no local Jewish conspiracies.
Jews are not anti-Christian or anti-Islam.
Most Jews read the Torah as a historical document, and very few believe it
literally.
Very few Jews statistically are religious.
Jewish men do not menstruate.
No, Jews don't whine over anti-semitism.
Most Jews in the United States intermarry (at least this was true a few
ears ago).
Jews do not smell differently than other people.
Jews do not stink.
Jews are not dirty.
Jew, Jews, Jews.
Jew, Jews, Jews.

Most of this is self-evident. And to be honest, it cripples me to write
this. I hear some of these things over and over again. They're on the Net.
They're in the streets. They're in the newspapers. I tended to ignore
them. I'm writing this to clear my head. There are people who liked me who
no longer like me. When I defend Jews, I'm called a Zionist or obsessed
with anti-semitism. I'm neither. I want in fact the discourse to go away.
I'm more concerned about anti-semitism against Arabs, even in the
neighborhood I live in, in Brooklyn. But I can't let this go. It scares
me. It preternaturally scares me. A son of a Holocaust survivor I know is
frightened it will happen again. I don't feel that way. I watch what this
sort of rhetoric does to me. I don't like it. I don't recognize myself in
it. I don't think it should occur this late in the game, this 21st century
of human barbarism. Be it known the Jews are no more or less barbaric,
strangers, than other people. Be it known, I can't escape my heritage, the
culture I was raised in. I don't want to pass or have to pass.

- Aba


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it was on the verge of total connectivity

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coming out of this room years ago
now "life is but a memory"
and "our future is behind us"


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