Apparently it wasn’t Baumgarten

The former post was written a while ago and just published

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Withering Away of the State

Every Sunday when I remember to pull in the ChiTribune to which I subscribed for a year from some internet cheapo deal — i think of the marxian axiom … it is down to 5 columns from the 8 of my youth, this as symptomatic of its entangled and seemingly tragic financial situation.

I have an history w/the Trib … first come to consciousness with the awareness that Haymarket martyr Albert Parsons was harshly escorted out of the Trib’s type room in 1872. I am of the opinion that Dyer Lum and Baumgarten — the anarchists in the mix — loaded the bomb and caused its deployment — Dyer had been a special operative during the Civil War working w/ballistics. Haymarket’s bomb was the beta test for dynamite. My primary argument being where did the unionists — those poor schlubs — find the wherewithal to experiment w/the formula & application of Alfred Nobel’s invention?  Needed a connection to the nascent military/industrial complex — eg the McCormick Reaper Works — site of the cause of the riot, connected vitally to the Medill/Tribune interests.

I sort of thought the trib interests were tipping its hand with the WGN newsteam components of Joanie Lum and Robin Baumgarten … Joanie responded to me email to her regarding this, disclaiming relationship and legacy, and has since moved on to other stations, while Baumgarten is still employed, I believe a legacy position, at WGN.

When Medill bought into the Trib in it was a Know Nothing paper which had evolved from a local literary journal — Gem of the Prairie — into a politically based newspaper — he changed its politics. Medill was the guy Horace Greeley had urged “Go West, Young Man” — arguably Medill baptised the nascent political party “Republican” (I like the February 1854 Ripon founding, rather than the July foundation) since one of the few books available to him during his farmland youth was Gibbon’s Rise & Fall of the Roman Empire. He wanted to the Tribune to be the Voice of the People and had intelligent views of Free versus Slave labor which he promulgated in the editorial papers of the Trib which provided the tinder that flamed into war — the Civil War was known as Old Joe’s War.

In fact, it was Medill wh

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Building up to my basic bitch (diatribe) v. AT Olmstead

& the Oriental Institute’s gang of sycophants who let him get away with it, but not now.

Now, I’m fresh from Thos. Gazis (Gassy) lecture from which I dropped out after he got all ethnically pejorative, spouting off at the slavs who conquered Greece and claimed they were Greeks (so tho a slav, I consider myself an American, because I buy into US history and was born here and therefore took umbrage at his boorish remarks … he did say he was ploughed on ouzo being by the shore … in vino veritas, he bragged about his military service with the Greek Army … like have YOU ever seen their uniforms? No self-respecting butch lesbian, much less a Honey Bear could wear something so girly, definitely not the right thing to wear to battle: skirts & pom poms on their boots with a really clumsy choreographed march step, puts a comic lens to Thermopylae — speaking from my own tribal (Slavic) stance, I would say a dumb Slav could beat a smart Greek at chess any day –I consider myself more Scythian than Slav … Herodotus’s ethnography describes the tribe — the Nervii, on the Hypanis — from when my people sprung — an amalgam of Greeks Scyths and Jews from the first Diaspora — which is the backstory of Cyrus’s conquest of Babylon (he did it much better than Alexander) you know the old Mene Mene Tekl Upharsin writing on the wall schtick — Daniel translating it for Neb. whilst Cyrus’ armies bloodlessly conquered Babylon.

While I didn’t hear his lecture on Alexander the Great’s birthchart I did get the gist from his preface: he argues that Alexander a Leo rather than Cancer … No. 1 — Caesar was a Cancer … and No. 2, when I did my research on Alexander’s birthchart, I did some research on the Greek/Macedonian calendars of the time as well as reference to more than one biography of Alexander, and a strong interest in finding the exact evening in Pella when Aristotle, Philip and Alexander discussed Herodotus’s account and planned the Greek (Macedonian) revenge. I have no quarrel with A’s solar/cancerian nativity. While I like Tyl I find I differ w/him in his rectification of Cleopatra’s horoscope too, he’s got the moon wrong, it conjuncts Caesar’s 7th Cusp at 12+ Leo and therefore, don’t agree w/his assessment of Gazi’s rectification of Alexander’s chart.

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