Birdbrain by Allen Ginsberg – posted 6/23/2013
Not that it matters but…
Watching the New Hampshire Legislature not accept Medicaid expansion this last week was a crime against reason. Medicaid expansion would insure 58,000 uninsured low income people and it would bring $2.5 billion dollars into the state. Somebody needs to tell the NH Senate majority that insuring uninsured people is a good thing, not a problem.
It is hard not to be filled with trepidation waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to issue rulings on anything, let alone Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Anyone who thinks the United States should intervene in Syria must have not been paying attention to what happened in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last 10 years.
The zealous over prosecution and over charging of people like Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning is an embarrassment to the federal government. Really how are they any different than Daniel Ellsberg who is now widely seen as a hero? Charging Snowden with espionage is ridiculous.
Cutting food stamps in the present economic environment makes no sense. Food Stamps is one program that is reaching masses of Americans and providing tangible help. It is counter-cyclical and it immediately puts money back into the economy. One can only hope that when a federal Farm Bill passes, cuts will be minimized.
Cape Cod is lovely in June.
Since I like to share poetry, the political stuff above makes me think of this Ginsberg poem:
Birdbrain by Allen Ginsberg
Birdbrain runs the World!
Birdbrain is the ultimate product of Capitalism
Birdbrain chief bureaucrat of Russia, yawning,
Birdbrain ran FBI 30 years appointed by F. D. Roosevelt and never chased Cosa Nostra!
Birdbrain apportions wheat to be burned, keep prices up on the world market!
Birdbrain lends money to Developing Nation police-states thru the International
Birdbrain never gets laid on his own he depends on his office to pimp for him
Birdbrain offers brain transplants in Switzerland
Birdbrain wakes up in middle of night and arranges his sheets
I am Birdbrain!
I rule Russia Yugoslavia England Poland Argentina United States El Salvador
Birdbrain multiples in China!
Birdbrain inhabits Stalin’s corpse inside the Kremlin wall
Birdbrain dictates petrochemical agriculture in Afric desert regions!
Birdbrain lowers North California’s water table sucking it up for Orange County
Birdbrain harpoons whales and chews blubber in the tropics
Birdbrain clubs baby harp seals and wears their coats to Paris
Birdbrain runs the Pentagon his brother runs the CIA, Fatass Bucks!
Birdbrain writes and edits Time Newsweek Wall Street Journal Pravda Izvestia
Birdbrain is Pope, Premier, President, Commissar, Chairman, Senator!
Birdbrain voted Reagan President of the United States!
Birdbrain prepares Wonder Bread with refined white flour!
Birdbrain sold slaves, sugar, tobacco, alcohol
Birdbrain conquered the New World and murdered mushroom god Xochopili on
Birdbrain was President when a thousand mysterious students were machinegunned at
Birdbrain sent 20,000,000 intellectuals and Jews to Siberia, 15,000,000 never got
back to the Stray Dog Café
Birdbrain wore a mustache & ran Germany on Amphetamines the last year of World War
Birdbrain conceived the Final Solution to the Jewish Problem in Europe
Birdbrain carried it out in Gas Chambers
Birdbrain borrowed Lucky Luciano the Mafia from jail to secure Sicily for U.S.
Birdbrain against the Reds
Birdbrain manufactured guns in the Holy Land and sold them to white goyim in South
Birdbrain supplied helicopters to Central America generals, kill a lot of restless Indians,
encourage a favorable business climate
Birdbrain began a war of terror against Israeli Jews
Birdbrain sent out Zionist planes to shoot Palestinian huts outside Beirut
Birdbrain outlawed Opiates on the world market
Birdbrain formed the Black Market in Opium
Birdbrain’s father shot skag in hallways of the lower East Side
Birdbrain organized Operation Condor to spray poison fumes on the marijuana fields of
Birdbrain got sick in Harvard Square from smoking Mexican grass
Birdbrain arrived in Europe to Conquer cockroaches with Propaganda
Birdbrain became a great International Poet and went around the world praising the
Glories of Birdbrain
I declare Birdbrain to be victor in the Poetry Contest
He built the World Trade Center on New York Harbor waters without regard where the
Birdbrain began chopping down the Amazon Rainforest to build a woodpulp factory on
the river bank
Birdbrain in Iraq attacked Birdbrain in Iran
Birdbrain in Belfast throws bombs at his mother’s ass
Birdbrain wrote Das Kapital ! authored the Bible ! penned The Wealth of Nations !
Birdbrain’s humanity, he built the Rainbow Room on top of Rockefeller Center so we
He invented the Theory of Relativity so Rockwell Corporation could make Neutron
Bombs at Rocky Flats in Colorado
Birdbrain’s going to see how long he can go without coming
Birdbrain thinks his dong will grow big that way
Birdbrain sees a new Spy in the Market Platz in Dubrovnik outside the Eyeglass Hotel—
Birdbrain wants to suck your cock in Europe, he takes life very seriously, brokenhearted
you won’t cooperate—
Birdbrain goes to heavy duty Communist Countries so he can get KGB girlfriends while
the sky thunders—
Birdbrain realized he was Buddha by meditating
Birdbrain’s afraid he’s going to blow up the planet so he wrote this poem to be