SONNETS 20 AUG - 27 OCT 01
ONCE UPON A TIME . . . I DECIDED TO WRITE 154 SONNETS . . . AND FAX THEM TO THE NEW YORK TIMES . . .

3 WEEKS BEFORE 11 SEPTEMBER 2001

    20-26 AUG / AES.001-004 [SELF-CLONING SERIES] In Defense of Cloning Myself ...

[smile]

[PROSE] NOTE: THE PATH of paralogic rhetoric . . .

 IS NOT to "argue" one version of reality over another . . .

BUT RATHER to re-balance the rhetorical landscape

  that bounds the possibilities of every society . . .

and each human life . . . on earth.

 ALL SHOULD BEWARE of reading too much into "a provocation" . . .

WITHOUT considering THE WEIGHT of conventional wisdom

  it is attempting to disturb from complacency . . .

SO THAT a new balance can be achieved.



2 WEEKS BEFORE

    28 AUG / AES.005 [RE: "BOOKING" PUBLIC CONVERSATION] Mocking Democracy

    28 AUG / AES.006 [RE: OFFENSE & DEMOCRACY] BartDog: Peter Bart in the Doghouse ...

    29 AUG / AES.007 [RE: SNOTTY "LOTTERIES & THE POOR" EDITORIALS] The Slave Lottery

    30 AUG / AES.008 [RE: PLAGARISM'S OVERRATED] Samurai Plagarism

    01 SEPT / AES.009 [RE: HIGH CLASS HUMILIATION AT GROTON PREP] High Schooling

    01 SEPT / AES.010 [RE:SOME OF US CAN SAY IT] You're My Nigger Now

    01 SEPT / AES.011 [SATIRE: "COME CLEAN, CONDIT!"] We Wanna Know!

    03 SEPT / AES.012-14 [PUBLIC POETRY SERIES] ...License/Shakespeare.../Newspaper...

1 WEEK BEFORE

    04 SEPT / AES.015 [RE: NORTHERN IRELAND] The Irish Question

    05 SEPT / AES.016 [RE: NYT PREACHING DEMOCRACY TO CHINA] Journalistic Freedom

    06 SEPT / AES.017 [RE: NORTHERN IRELAND] A Little, Green Man In Ireland

    07 SEPT / AES.018 [RE: PAYING TAXES TO MICROSOFT] A Government Upgrade

    08 SEPT / AES.019 [RE: NORTHERN IRELAND/RELIGION/THE MEDIA] Heretical Journalism

    08 SEPT / AES.020 [RE: LITTLE WHITE IRISH GIRLS & GLOBAL MEDIA] Facing The News

    09 SEPT / AES.021 [RE: "IMPORTING" PRESCRIPTION DRUGS] Border Crossings 2010

    10 SEPT / AES.022-023 [RE: DEADLY LONER/MISFITS/TEENS & NEWS] Only The Lonely?

11 SEPT
[PARALOGIC PROSE INTERPOSITION]

THERE IS NOTHING MORE DISHONORABLE . . . to those murdered

by evil acts of stupid men blaspheming Allah with violence

(and, yes, who will answer to Allah for defiling his name)

THAN THAT  their precious blood be used as license for the

blasphemy of everything America stands for (and the death-

defying message of Jesus Christ, so completely ignored) by

those stupidly wielding its unassailable military might --

THUS rendering impotent the power of its ideals of freedom.

IT IS by the amplification of STUPIDITY that Satan prevails.

||What follows below is at war with that & MEDIAted REALITY.

This series of sonnets began (and remained) a daily response

"to the world AS PORTRAYED in the media." On 11 September 01

the daily smorgasbord of news topics . . . collapsed to one.

    11 SEPT / AES.024 [RE: INFAMY '41, '01] Coming Home

    12 SEPT / AES.025 [RE: UA FLIGHT 93] The Vote

    13 SEPT / AES.026 [RE: OVERLOAD] 24

    14-16 SEPT / HAIKUS [RE: VENGEANCE / MISGUIDED HYPERBOLE / "WAR"]

    16 SEPT / AES.027 [RE: MISGUIDED HYPERBOLE / MEDIA MISFRAME] "ATTACKED!"

    17 SEPT / AES.028 [RE:STANFORD-9 SCHOOLING/IMAGINATION/9-11] Preventive Education

1 WEEK AFTER

    18 SEPT / AES.029 [RE: "WAR"] Wrestling Match

    18 SEPT / HAIKUS [RE: "CONTROVERSIAL" MOVIES & PUBLIC DIALOGUE] No Talking

    19 SEPT / AES.030 [RE: ABC'S CHILDREN'S 9-11 TOWN HALL] Teach Your Children Well

    20 SEPT / AES.031-032 [RE: "WAR"/RHETORIC] Anti-Dialogic Society/Rhetorical Education

    21 SEPT / AES.033-034 [RE: "WAR" RHETORIC] Innocents/Perpetrators

    22 SEPT / AES.035-036 [RE: HALF-COCKED COWBOY RHETORIC] Fearless Rhetoric/"Infinite" Jest

    23 SEPT / AES.037 [RE: "WAR" & {EXTREME} HOSPITALITY ] Guests

    23 SEPT / AES.038 [RE: "WAR" & {BEYOND} FREEDOM] Freedom {1}

    24 SEPT / AES.039 [RE: "WAR" & {BIBLICAL} SUICIDE] Vengeance

    24 SEPT / AES.040 [RE: "WAR" & {GOD} ] Let There Be Light, Redux

2 WEEKS AFTER

    25 SEPT / AES.041-043 [RE: "WAR" & PROPRIETY] Consensus / Offense / Obscenity

    26 SEPT / AES.044-046 [RE: "WAR" & WESTERN RELIGION] Under God / Godspeak / Orthodoxy

    27 SEPT / AES.047 [RE: "WAR" & GLOBAL MIDDLE CLASS] Discomforted

    27 SEPT / AES.048 [RE: "WAR" & BALANCE] Accounting

    27 SEPT / AES.049 [RE: "WAR"] Far Far Away

    28 SEPT / AES.050 [RE: "WAR" & FREE VS UNFREE] Freedom {2}

    28 SEPT / AES.051 [RE: "WAR" & DEMOCRACY] Democracy, Version X

    28 SEPT / AES.052 [RE: "WAR" & THE BUDGET] The Era Of Big Government Is ...

    29 SEPT / AES.053 [RE: "WAR" & POLICING/{INTERROGATION}] Policing Freedom

    29 SEPT / AES.054 [RE: "WAR" & PUBLIC {VS} PRIVATE {MILITARY} FORCE] Efficiency

    29 SEPT / AES.055 [RE: "WAR" & EXTENDED {TERMS} POLITICS] Bush [Giuliani, etc] Unlimited

    30 SEPT / AES.056 [RE: WHY POETIC DEBATE/RHETORICAL VERSE? {1} ] Cool Concision

    30 SEPT / AES.057 [RE: "WAR" & METAPHOR] Chemo

    30 SEPT / AES.058 [RE: "WAR" & PERSONAL RISK] Choice

    01 OCT / AES.059 [RE:WHY POETIC DEBATE/RHETORICAL VERSE {2} ] Pro/Con Verse

    01 OCT / AES.060 [RE: (SOCIAL) TERRORISM] Look look. See see.

    01 OCT / AES.061 [RE: (SOCIAL) TERRORISM] Surprise {S}

3 WEEKS AFTER

    02 OCT / HAIKUS [RE: "WAR" & WHAT IF] Surprise {H}

    02 OCT / AES.062 [RE: EDUCATION & ACCOUNTABILITY TV] "Millionaire" School

    02 OCT / AES.063 [RE: "WAR"] Ultimatum

    02 OCT / AES.064 [RE: ALABAMA SORORITIES] [Tuscaloosa] Sorority Row [day before 9/11]

    03 OCT / AES.065 [RE: "WAR" & (MIS)LEADING RHETORIC] [Bush's] Bad Language

    03 OCT / AES.066 [RE: "WAR" & DEMOCRACY'S VOICE] [Blair's] Fair Speech

    03 OCT / AES.067 [RE: WHY POETIC DEBATE/RHETORICAL VERSE? {3}] Sonnetizing Difference

    04 OCT / AES.068-070 [RE: "WAR" & (UN)LEADERSHIP] Bad Example/The Void/Hero Worship

    05 OCT / AES.071-073 [RE: "WAR" & "THE WEST WING" {TERRORISM}] West Winging It [Act 1-3]

    06 OCT / AES.074 [RE: "WAR" & BUFFY] Vampire Slaying

    06 OCT / AES.075 [RE: "WAR" & LA FEMME NIKITA] NikitaVision

    06 OCT / AES.076 [RE: "WAR" & THE WEST WING {2}] The West Wing, Brief

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    07 OCT / AES.077 [RE: "WAR" & DEMOCRACY] Towering Reason

    07 OCT / AES.078 [RE: "WAR" & IRONY] Ironic

    07 OCT / AES.079 [RE: "WAR" & SATANIC VERSE] Exegesis

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    08 OCT / AES.080-082 [RE: "WAR" & GODLESS RELIGION] Perversion [1-3]

4 WEEKS AFTER

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    09 OCT / AES.083-088 [RE: "WAR" & WORDS, WORDS, WORDS] Roughly 600 Words of Formal Verse

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    10 OCT / AES.089-091 [RE: "WAR" & MAPS OF THE WORLD] Lines [1-3]

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    11 OCT / AES.092 [RE: "WAR" & TRANSUBSTITUTION] Sunday Morning Coming Down

    11 OCT / AES.093 [RE: "WAR" & HISTORY] History [and Justice for All]

    11 OCT / AES.094 [RE: "WAR" & MISINTERPRETATION] P*ssing Off Mohammed

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    12 OCT / AES.095 [RE: "WAR" & OSAMA VIDEO ON TV] Hear No Evil

    12 OCT / AES.096 [RE: CALLING IT "WAR"] Wartime Freedom

    12 OCT / AES.097 [RE: "WAR" & AMERICA UNLEASHED] No Vietnam

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    13 OCT / AES.098 [RE: "WAR" & IMPROPRIETIES] Tomfoolery

    13 OCT / AES.099 [RE: "WAR" & BUSH PRESS CONFERENCE] The Devil in "Broadcast News"

    13 OCT / AES.100 [RE: "WAR" & INCOMPETENT RHETORIC] Purgatory

    13 OCT / AES.101 [RE: "WAR" & WEST PALM BEACH] Florida Terrorism

    13 OCT / AES.102 [RE: "WAR" & LEGITIMATE LEADERSHIP] Legitimacy

    13 OCT / AES.103 [RE: "WAR" & HYST(O)RICAL BLINDNESS] Giuliani's Vacuum

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    14 OCT / AES.104 [RE: "WAR" & SECRECY] Top Secrecy

    14 OCT / AES.105 [RE: "WAR" & PROPORTIONALITY] Magnitude

    14 OCT / AES.106 [RE: "WAR" & PATRIOTIC EDUCATION] Teaching As Usual

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    15 OCT / AES.107-109 [RE: "WAR" & REALPOLITIK IN THE AGE OF CHAOS] Toying With Reality [1-3]

5 WEEKS AFTER

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    16 OCT / AES.110-115 [RE: "WAR" IN THE AGE OF CHAOS] Complexity [1-6]

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    17 OCT / AES.116 [RE: NON-NEGOTIABLE "WAR"] Daisies

    17 OCT / AES.117 [RE: "WAR" & DEFINING TERRORISM] Definition

    17 OCT / AES.118 [RE: "WAR" & READING & RHETORIC] Osama's Books

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    18 OCT / AES.119-124 [RE: "WAR" & CONCENSUS] Human Capital [1-6]

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    19 OCT / AES.125 [RE: "WAR" & IDENTIFICATION} ] The Mark

    19 OCT / AES.126 [RE: "WAR" & IRONIC FUNDAMENTALISM] Antichrist

    19 OCT / AES.127 [RE: "WAR" & "CLARITY"] Smirk

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    20 OCT / AES.128-130 [RE: "WAR" & FAITH] Heresy, Hypocrisy, Insanity [1-3]

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    21 OCT / AES.131-136 [RE: "WAR" ON QUALITY] Epidemic [1-6]

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    22 OCT / AES.137-144 [RE: "WAR" & POLICING] "Uncivil" Security [1-8]

6 WEEKS AFTER

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    23 OCT / AES.145-148 [RE: "WAR" & EDUCATIONAL OFFENSE] Fire Sale [1-4]

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    24 OCT / AES.149-151 [RE: "WAR" & RHETORICAL MISEDUCATION] Paragon / 9 Bells... / Booking It

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    25 OCT / AES.152 [RE: "WAR" & MARKET VOLATILITY] Monetization [of Anxiety]

    25 OCT / AES.153 [RE: "WAR" & FUNDAMENTALIST FEMALES] Misconception #99

    25 OCT / AES.154 [RE: "WAR" & FICTIONAL WAR] Normalization [of Television]

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    26 OCT / AES.155 {154+1} [RE: UN-DEBATE-ABLE] [Self] Containment

    26 OCT / AES.156 {154+2} [RE: MULTIPLE REALITY DISORDER] "Communegation"

    26 OCT / AES.157 {154+3} [RE: "OBJECTIVITY"] Ideology

U.S. STRIKES AFGHANISTAN

    27 OCT / AES.158-159 {154+4/+5} [META-SONNETS/THE END] Sonnetude/ Sonnet CLIV{+5}, 2001

THE END (OF 154 AES SERIES)

CODA (END OF THE YEAR 2001)

CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR A HYPOCRITE
10 SONNETS, 9 HAIKUS AND 3 LIMERICKS ... FOR A BORN-AGAIN PRESIDENT

   AES.CODA.01-04 [4-SONNET SEQUENCE] Hypocrisy

   AES.CODA.H [9-HAIKU SEQUENCE] United We Stand

   AES.CODA.05 [SONNET] Eyes & Teeth

   AES.CODA.06 [SONNET] Payback

   AES.CODA.07 [SONNET] America's Bible

   AES.CODA.08 [SONNET] Loyalty

   AES.CODA.L [3-LIMERICK SEQUENCE] Yoo Yoo's First Limericks

   AES.CODA.09-10 [2-SONNET SEQUENCE] Yoo Yoo

BOTTOM LINE: DO AS YOU WILL, BUT LEAVE GOD OUT OF IT.
THOSE WHO INTEND TO COMMIT VIOLENCE (FOR GOOD OR ILL,
BY TERROR OR MILITARY FORCE) GET RID OF YOUR PRAYER
RUGS, CANCEL YOUR PRAYER BREAKFASTS, STAY AWAY FROM
MOSQUE OR CHURCH, TAKE OFF YOUR RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS.
DO NOT BLASPHEME GOD BY BREATHING HIS NAME WHILE YOU
CARRY OUT HUMAN ACTS OF AGGRESSION OR DEFENSE.
GOD MAY FORGIVE SOME OF THIS STUPIDITY, BUT
VIOLENCE IS ALWAYS THE WORK OF SATAN.
DO AS YOU MUST. PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS.
"RESIST NOT EVIL," SAID JESUS.
UNDERSTAND? OF COURSE NOT. [smile] MERRY CHRISTMAS. BOKE