Song of Myself (for Jahanshah)


Rosie T.
by Rosie T.

I posted this on one of your threads last year, jj. Do you remember?  From Walt Whitman's Song of Myself.  It was when we hardly even had any moderation. You were so happy with it, you said it expressed so much of you, of your life's work, your vision.  So I thought since I'll be taking a long vacation soon, that you'd like to see it again before I go.


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I speak the pass-word primeval, I give the sign of democracy,
By God! I will accept nothing which all cannot have their
counterpart of on the same terms.

Through me many long dumb voices,
Voices of the interminable generations of prisoners and slaves,
Voices of the diseas'd and despairing and of thieves and dwarfs,
Voices of cycles of preparation and accretion,
And of the threads that connect the stars, and of wombs and of the
And of the rights of them the others are down upon,
Of the deform'd, trivial, flat, foolish, despised,
Fog in the air, beetles rolling balls of dung.

Through me forbidden voices,
Voices of sexes and lusts, voices veil'd and I remove the veil,
Voices indecent by me clarified and transfigur'd.

I do not press my fingers across my mouth,
I keep as delicate around the bowels as around the head and
Copulation is no more rank to me than death is

I believe in the flesh and the appetites,
Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me
is a miracle.

                          *             *              *

Democracy, Javdi. 

I's hard.....

it's a see-saw, this website...

but you'll find the balance...

we're already doing very well...


mizooni, midooni?




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Thank you Cheezaki, for changing the graphic to a link as I

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asked you to on your blog. I already wrote to jj to delete my long post on your blog. I have no idea what's on your blog at this point, I already told you I can't go back there,  Not even now. I can't.

Now my blog here really IS about the running of the website and my perception of it which as I have tried to tell jj OVER and OVER again is that he has swung too far the other way on the see-saw between civil libertarianism and censorship, My perceptions are based on things I've heard and observed here which most people haven't.

And as I said to you on your blog, anything else here is a matter of speculation. And I don't really care how people choose to speculate. All I care about is this see-saw, and, that as is probably by now an open secret for some, ,jj and I use this website as a theater of war. We do it in very specific ways that most people can't see but we both do it and we both know it.

And I don't really understand this because we're both supposedly peace activists and share the same values and ideals and politics and love for this website and Iran and America and the planet, etc. So I can't reallysee what the point of our work is if we can't even end our own small war.

So thanks again for changing the image to a link and maybe even for putting me in a situation here where I feel I have to address your post  Maybe it was all for the best.


The war begins and ends with oneself. Peace.






Rosie T.

It's nice song. I like it. I always lied the Pet Shop Boys

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Boys. Your hairstyle reminds me of the early eighties. I haven't seen that for a whle. I'm a little confused about the "persons" here in the song t, first, second, third (, you, he/she). Who is I, who is you? Are you I and you wanted a job and am I you who wanted a lover? Or is there another interpretation of I and you and you are not involved as I, and if so who is who? Or is the video just here for our entertainment and has nothing to do with the blog? That is doubtful. I see you are a deejay, too many songs to chose from. And does this song have anything to do with the democratic workings of the website that I missed?  Please enlighten. I'm confused. I want to be very clear about this.




You always wanted a lover / I only wanted a job

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