Try to talk about the half century fact of the billionaire assault
on our “democracy” started by the “Powell Memo” and Powell’s
appointment to the Supreme’s Court a year later by Tricky Dicky
Nixon to in 1976 write the Buckley vrs. Veleo decision to cancel
the campaign finance laws specifically designed to combat dark
money like Nixon’s millions from mobsters equating speech and
money, money is free speech which set us on course to the unholy
alliance of fundamentalist “evangelicals” and fundamentalist crack
pot economics markets always the devil of the sacred just elevated
to being market uber alles everywhere glob-all-ization of das Capital
with walls going on up for the workers left trapped in a raped world
toxic environment that becomes all of us the infrastructure interface
the digital horde descending ever descending David Koch dead still
but the Koch Bros. network goes on and on and on and the Tea Party
morphs automatically into Agent Orange Head’s MAGA Mob Madness
charging up the capitol steps chanting USA USA USA but mention the
Koch Bros and they will come back at you in an instant George Soros
George Soros the Jewish face of the “left” somehow connected (they say)
to the Rothschild’s this 19th century anti-semitic trope embedded in old
world European culture at least all the way back to very First Crusade
when before Pope Urban II could issue his plea to the feudal aristocracy
of consolidating Christendom after Islamic invasions, after Viking berserk
raids, when the pagans were being forcibly converted already there was
a Peter the Hermit, an anchorite who spent years living alone in a forest
and was purported to already have traveled to Jerusalem where he had,
had a vision of Christ who gave him an actual missive to carry back home
to the people in Europe dying of mysterious plague that killed off sometimes
half of whole villages and living through already massive technology induced
social change by consolidation of Christendom economic entity of this feudal
expropriation so caused massive numbers of discard peasants to just rise up
and set off for the salvation of the Holy Land, Jerusalem the navel of labyrinth
world and on their way up the Rhine and down the Danube they attacked the
Jewish ghettoes in their path driven by rumors of Jewish sacrifices of children
in secret rituals, the original blood libel the purported motivation for pogroms
for centuries to come often after Good Friday following annual reenactment
of the Passion in the stations of the cross, a crusade for colonial imperialism.


James Van Looy has been a fixture in Boston’s poetry venues since the 1970s. He is a member of Cosmic Spelunker Theater and has run poetry workshops for Boston area homeless people at Pine Street Inn and St. Francis House since 1992. Van Looy leads the Labyrinth Creative Movement Workshop, which his Labyrinth titled poems are based on. His work appears weekly in Oddball Magazine.