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Aug 12, 2015 wolfie69 commented on In Her Own Words: The Political Beliefs of the Protester Who Interrupted Bernie Sanders.
It would of course be wonderful if BLM showed up in black communities when a black on black murder occurrs, as is the case in 9 out of 10 such instances. Moreover, many of the blacks killed by the police are criminals. Yes, "the system" is the problem! The wages of slavery and its perversities know no end. American ghetto blacks must be the most fucked-up folks in the world, as African blacks are often the first to note. And that is not "pre-judice" , it is "judice" based on experience.
Apr 28, 2015 wolfie69 commented on You Will Love Everything About Amour Fou, Including the Dogs.
You total idiot!
Kleist a "second rate" poet? He is one of the greatest if not the greatest German playwrights & his novellas are some of the most influential, say on Kafka.
Here also a recent Michael Dirda piece on von Kleist
Apr 27, 2015 wolfie69 commented on The Police Crackdown on Downtown Seattle Crime Looks Like a Continuation of the Failed War on Drugs.


Everyone at the Seattle Times appears to be singing the same hosannahs without realizing that the result is just a displacement of further drug dealing, mugging and related crime to the U-District & Capitol Hiill. Right next to Jack in the Box on the Ave you can get your crack in a box from dealers who jive the buses up and down the Ave, and they all have phones.

The heart of the problem is the American criminalizarion of pleasure that coincides with the wages of slavery; an impoverished class with a strong component that revolves in and out of jail for having no recourse to income but what the majority of society regards as criminal activity. It has been that way for a long time as the history of policing & American racism will tell you.

I got to know just a little about this when I published

In the Southern states the development of American policing followed a different path. The genesis of the modern police organization in the South is the "Slave Patrol" (Platt 1982). The first formal slave patrol was created in the Carolina colonies in 1704 (Reichel 1992). Slave patrols had three primary functions: (1) to chase down, apprehend, and return to their owners, runaway slaves; (2) to provide a form of organized terror to deter slave revolts; and, (3) to maintain a form of discipline for slave-workers who were subject to summary justice, outside of the law, if they violated any plantation rules. Following the Civil War, these vigilante-style organizations evolved in modern Southern police departments primarily as a means of controlling freed slaves who were now laborers working in an agricultural caste system, and enforcing "Jim Crow" segregation laws, designed to deny freed slaves equal rights and access to the political system.
So, if the modern American police force was not a direct response to crime, then what was it a response to? More than crime, modern police forces in the United States emerged as a response to "disorder." What constitutes social and public order depends largely on who is defining those terms, and in the cities of 19thcentury America they were defined by the mercantile interests, who


Apr 26, 2015 wolfie69 commented on I Have Mixed Feelings About Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
i don't agree with the suggestion that CAT is a play that concesals homosexuality. i suggest that SEXUAL HEAT is of the same kind no matter whether between a heterosexual or homosexual couple, something i realized again while translating Peter Handke's extrordinarily erotic play THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF ARANJUEZ for Theater Y in Chicagohttp://handke-drama.blogspot.com/2015/03/aranjuez-comments-for-world-english.html
Mar 9, 2014 wolfie69 commented on The Brilliance of Peter Brook.
As one of the few people in Seattle to have worked with the great Peter (on preparing my translation of Handke's KASPAR for him - who however only did it in mad houses then) and with recompense of infinite tickets to his MIDSUMMERS NIGHT DREAM (with me as "The Ass")and familiar with much of his previous work, especially Marat/ Sade and what the marvels he did at the BOUFFE DU NORD in Paris, yet Brook is to be faulted for his failure to do the great plays of contemporary playwrights like Heiner Mueller, Peter Handke, to name just two with whose work i am most familiar. Instead he has seized on texts on subjects that interest him. He might have done both.



Feb 26, 2013 wolfie69 commented on Seattle Times Refuses to Correct Obvious Error in "Watchdog Story" Cited as Reason to Subscribe to the Seattle Times.
I don't know, Goldie, if you don't defend Holland and indict the Seattle Times and David Brewster at Crosscut, I have done so for its own and my sake.

I could go on at some further length, but do so in my letter to Westneat at

Jan 19, 2013 wolfie69 commented on A Game of Drones.
OBAMA kept Bush' entire National Security Team for the first term, and most of the economic advisers. Thus, it is no surprise that he would turn out to be yet another presidential war criminal - the Nobel Peace Prize is advance icing on that cake. The only reason he became president is because the sheeples are hooked on hope - the most dangerous drug of them all. http://summapolitico.blogspot.com/2012/1…
Oct 25, 2012 wolfie69 commented on The Two Faces of Gael Tarleton.

Tarelton and Bryant were elected at a "throw the rascals out" time
and replaced, respectively, Bob Edwards, a Mic Dinsmore - the then Port C.E.O - supporter,
[although on coming to know Edwards I did not feel that that needed to be held against him
as it definitely did in the case of Pat Davis] and Alec Fisken, a Dinsmore opponent. Dinsmore, so seemed to be the feeling, was too much in the bag of the Carrix Corporation and of the business interests in general, to whatever
degree the various interests overlap or not I will not discuss here.

John Creighton won against a very Green-oriented fellow whose name escapes me at the moment.
All this occurred during the not-so-long-ago when Brian Sontag, at the behest of a Tim Eyeman driven initiative, did
a Port audit, and the audit came up wrong by about 100 million. At that no so long ago time, about eight to ten years ago, the odeur of Afghanie type corruption was heavy in the air as the smell of burnt diesel fuel on the
South End and I got to know rather a lot about the port, for having been involved with several candidates, one of whom Citicorp forced to drop out or lose his job, and then support of Jack Jolley's candidacy against the most notorious Dinsmore supporter, the commissioner for life, Pat Davis, who too, initially, five thousand years ago, had run as a
reformer as did Tareleton and Bryant.

At that time I felt halfway well versed on the many interests that came to bear on the port and felt that Tarelton was
instantly suspect and Bryant entirely obvious to me as someone who would never
be a reformer of any kind but had been put up to defeat the best commissioner at the time,Alec
Fisken. And in that respect it proves the Seattle adage that if you want to get
elected you must run as a reformer and then be two-faced as hell. I also did a long
very interesting interview with a most impressive Mic Dinsmore but no one was
interested in publishing it, including The Stranger. And it was yet another confirmation
that no one was really willing to get down to the nitty gritty in these matters,
I had had one previous one during my years in Seattle, and my interests and training are not ordinarily those of a muckraker. Just stuff I happened on to.

Dec 18, 2011 wolfie69 commented on Occupiers, Writing Their Own News Article, Call Yesterday's Port Action "Wildly Successful".
There is a discussion going on at Crosscut, which developed out of Reverend John Helmiere's account of having been beaten up by SPD as he was trying to assure peace
According to the SPD, who filmed the action at Terminal 18:
the violence came initially from the protesters
Ely Sander's piece here in THE STRANGER has an OCCUPIST [??] admitting as much
and claiming that this represented the second stage of the movement... well, no, if violence then that is the end, until and unless the police and the marines join the movement.
Sep 20, 2011 wolfie69 commented on 2011 Stranger Genius Awards.
to Paul Constant: 'Why not quote at least one good page of the winner, to allow a reader to get a feel for the writer's work?"

Mr. Frizelle I want to rename "frizzles" - his verbiage does nothing to convince me that John Osebold is any good, which he might very well be.

Jen Greves, as usual, is the only critic, aside Mr. Mudede, who is worth paying attention to in The Stranger.

I miss Annie Wagner who seemed to have some real talent as a drama reviewer.