3.934 Bloometc (38)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Sun, 14 Jan 90 22:53:41 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 934. Sunday, 14 Jan 1990.

Date: Thu, 11 Jan 90 17:40:00 EST
Subject: Re: 3.919 incomprehension blooms, lovingly (36)

The only key I can imagine to this extraordinary reading of some late
night missive is the word Bloom, not Leopold's Virag, but the Chicago
flower, not the little one of NYC, the La Guardia, who guarded the city
from the Demos once upon a time, or it Daimons? or Daemons? or Demots,
Demots Justes, that is, and perhaps that has nothing to do with the
non-budgetnoncomputer the Humanities Dean does not come up with for
some of us, who choose to question the motives of the userish
supportgroup? No, no, what O'Donnell, is it? read he read aright: viz.,
that perhaps Bloom was too traumatized by the Panthers with Rifles who
took over the Administration Bldg at Cornell once upon a time, who
intimidated the President, the political "scientists," and
"sociologists" who waved joyfully to see the mini-berets manifesto
themselves. That is all I alluded to, I believe, though my fingers are
not as skilled as they once were with a typewriter keyboard. Aesopian
language? from Me? Naw. Was I not clear in remarking that a friend
says her friends who are Liberal, so called, and Progressive so-called,
regret perestroika, as it discredits their whole lifelong commitment to
the bastion of progress, CP SDCP, whatever? That is amusing. My
recently deceased Dad used to read the NYTimes and always read it
between the lines, as Russians read PRAVDA, turning every statement
upside down and inside out and deciphering the reflections from the
spaces between lines, the leading, it is called, which belongs there as
long it aint in the form of bullets. If we need to finnish our
fionnegans, we shall do it, and more, as it said, as we march along
hoping to gather at the river, not today, though and not tomorrow? 1990!