Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fuck You, "Yes Men".

You know, I'm as up for pranks as the next guy, seriously, and I love fake news just as much, in its proper place. The Onion, Jon Stewart...all of these are pretty damn cool.

What's not cool is the prank the "Yes Men" played on New York.

New York Times Special Edition Video News Release - Nov. 12, 2008 from H Schweppes on Vimeo.

It is seriously not funny. I think of that guy who's so happy watching it, and I think, how could you people, whoever you are, do it to 1.2 million people? 1.2. million papers looking exactly like a New York Times, except with the news you wish were happening? 1.2 million people, reading. Maybe some of them were soldiers (or veterans, as the Daily News took reaction from a former Marine and Iraq veteran who believed the story, for a while) Maybe some of them were families of soldiers. Maybe some of them thought for one exhilarating movement, that the people they loved would not have to run a chance of dying or being wounded anymore.

It's been done before by deluded idealists, never on such a large scale, and the sense of wrongness has been expressed much better than I could in Julia Vinograd's poem "Ginsberg", which always makes me cry when read aloud (you can hear it in my voice as I read it here).


No blame. Anyone who wrote Howl and Kaddish
earned the right to make any possible mistake
for the rest of his life.
I just wish I hadn't made this mistake with him.
It was during the Vietnam war
and he was giving a great protest reading
in Washington Square Park
and nobody wanted to leave.
So Ginsberg got the idea, "I'm going to shout
"the war is over" as loud as I can," he said
"and all of you run over the city
in different directions
yelling the war is over, shout it in offices,
shops, everywhere and when enough people
believe the war is over
why, not even the politicians
will be able to keep it going."
I thought it was a great idea at the time
a truly poetic idea.
So when Ginsberg yelled I ran down the street
and leaned in the doorway
of the sort of respectable down on its luck cafeteria
where librarians and minor clerks have lunch
and I yelled "the war is over."

And a little old lady looked up
from her cottage cheese and fruit salad.
She was so ordinary she would have been invisible
except for the terrible light
filling her face as she whispered
"My son. My son is coming home."
I got myself out of there and was sick in some bushes.
That was the first time I believed there was a war.


Martha said...

This poem is precisely what I thought of when I heard about this. :/

Reji M. Issac said...

"If you understand my silence you will understand my words"


SUB: Assumption of the office of the Lord God - Intimation - reg.
REF: Read the Holy Bible Matthew chapters 24 & 25, Revelation chapters
19,20,21&22, Daniel chapters 7 and 12, 2:44, Psalms chapters 1 and 2,
Isaiah 46:1-13, Genesis 1:1, 2:1, Isaiah 42:1-2 and 1Timothy 6:14-16.


May the peace of God be with you. I hereby inform you that I assumed the office of the Lord God of the Earth on 21st October 2005, 8.30 PM onwards according to the order I received from God, and God is ruling the earth now. i.e. Reign of God started. Please note that the appearance of God to the Lord God as described in the holy bible 1 Timothy 6:14-16 happened to me on the said date and time. If anybody fights against me will get death, hell, hades and subterranean fire, according to the verdict promulgated from God on the same day. God also approved makudam/diadem (picture in my website) as the only official symbol representing God, which is portrayed from the view at both worlds during the arrival of God, which is the crown of the Lord God, which has to be used with great respect and holiness, and angels are revolving around it wherever you see this symbol. With this incident, all the prophecies in the holy bible are complete and the Lord God described in the Holy Bible Revelation 22:5 started to rule the earth. Please inform this matter to all authorities, churches, religions as well as people, and do the necessary at the earliest to facilitate reign of God. Lots of other research works as well as activities has to be conducted and co-ordinated to speed up the process and to save the earth. Further details can be obtained from my website I hope that my executive secretary Holy Spirit might have informed this already. Please note that we have an Object Oriented Creation and Standardisation now for everything we create according to the will of God under whom we were created and working for the smooth and comfortable life on earth. I also need your blessings and prayers for the execution of the will of God.

Please note that this empowerment happened through the satisfaction of the follwing prophecies in the Holy Bible. A man born on earth became the King of Zion (King described in Psalms 2:1-12) who was challenged and killed at the United States of America as described in Psalms 2:1-12, who resurrected and became the man who execute the will of God (Bird of Prey from the East as described in Isaiah 46:1-13) who received the Crown (makudam/diadem) of Justice and Glory shown from Zion as described in Psalms 50:2 and who became the Son of Man who came along with Lightning (which is described in Matthew 24:27), who became the King of United States of America, who became the Angel (The Word of God as described in Revelation 19:13 - who is having many crowns on his head, who is the King of kings and Lord of lords), who became the Christ (The Messiah as described in Revelation 20:6), who became the Lord God (The Lord God described in Revelation 22:5, before whom GOD appeared as described in 1 Timothy 6:14-16, on 21st October 2005 at 8.30 PM), who is having the ever lasting Power, Glory and Dominion as described in Daniel 2:44, 7:13-14 and 12:7 and Matthew 24:15. The Word of God -Jesus Christ- (according to the belief of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church and other churches) also appeared before me and informed me about the plans of God, before the appearance of God. I also took charge as the King of Kerala City according to the order I received.

I am also happy to inform you that I published a research paper at the International Conference on Biotechnology (INCOB 2008) at VIT University, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India on February 6-8, 2008 informing the world that I got the Key of the Sixth Sense, which was a very important research area throughout the world. The title of the paper was "Theoretical Study of Biological Communication between living beings and biological networking of humans". The published paper is available at my website. Please read the paper and also all the links in the website through which you will get an idea about God and religion and also from where life comes from. If you have any doubts do not hesitate to contact me for clarification. Through this paper I informed the world the following:

· God constructed the sky and earth.
· God appointed me as the Lord God.
· I have the key of the Sixth Sense.
· Each cell is communicating with adjacent cells and each human is communicating with spiritually adjacent humans. Any imbalances in the communication affects the cells and hence diseases and death occurs.
· Purity in thought is required to protect the cells - for a disease free world.
· For an efficient communication proper networking is needed. So construction of a biological networking of human being known as S-NET started. Actually this is the new sky, which is being developed along with God.

Please also note that I am currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Electronics, B. P. C. College, Piravom, Ernakulam, Kerala, India, which is a Government aided college working under the management of Malankara Jacobite Syrian Christian Education Trust, under the holy apostolic see of His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East.

A new IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2008) is completed on October 15, 2008 at Singapore which provided as an international forum that brings together those actively involved in areas of interest to the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, to report on up-to-the-minute innovations and developments, to summarize the state-of-the- art, and to exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems engineering, human machine interface, and emerging cybernetics. They also included new branches of science such as HUMAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, BRAIN-BASED INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS and HUMAN COMMUNICATION SCIENCE. You can view the details of this IEEE 2008 session at

Also note that there are lots of Research works going on to find about the spiritual world and that about where the spiritual and physical meets which is inclusive of the God's particle (Higgs Boson) all over the world to facilitate the reign of God.

Please note that we are living in an age where we have to save the earth as well as our own lives to have a comfortable life on earth as well as towards the eternity. You can participate in this process by at least submitting your hearts to Lord God and listening and executing what God asks you to do according to your will and capacity as well as the will of the creator which is very necessary for the Kingdom of Heaven. Being the information that I provide about God and creation may have difference with your conventional thoughts and beliefs which might have been trained by the evil liers, I am working internally to transform those thoughts and beliefs in to the real world, where we cannot hide anything. I call it as S-NET, which is nothing but a biological networking of human beings. I am also working on an S-MAIL system (sky mail) through which people can communicate through the thought level. This work also has to be extended to the earth in an organised manner for which I am requesting your help and support according to your capacity and available resources. Please note that this is not to destruct any human being but to give life to each individual without making any futile creation, which is possible only with GOD. I am expecting your early reply and actions based on this information.


Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter.

Please inform this matter to all.

With love and regards,


Reji M. Issac M. Sc., M. Phil.
Lord God of the Earth
Piravom P. O.
Ernakulam - 686664
Kerala, India

FAX: +91-485-2265239
S-mail: GOD

Senior Lecturer in Electronics
B. P. C. College,
Piravom P. O.
Ernakulam - 686664


Emm-eL said...

thank you for the poem. don't need to hear it read out loud. seeing it in my mind is hard enough. said...

It wasn't meant to be funny-- it was meant to raise consciousness about ideas which can be made a reality. It gave people an idea of the potential our world has and what it could one day be if we fight for it.

--SGT Hart (who thought Iraq was mostly just mind-numbingly boring)


Did you read the above comment from "reji m. issac?" What a nut.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it was meant to be a joke, but I see what you mean. Perhaps if a disclaimer was shown at the beginning.... I don't see an end to the Iraq war. I see us running out of money and THEN, ONLY THEN, sending the troops home, but then again, that's my same opinion about AFGHANISTAN, as well. Both I see are unwinnable and futile, just total wastes, based on lies and deception.

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Anonymous said...

do u think all others are nutsss!!! such an asshole you are!