Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson on Bush

Bankrate: You are neighbors with Prince Bandar, the Saudi ambassador and longtime Bush family friend featured in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Hunter S. Thompson: I can see him from my front porch. He's been a pretty good neighbor; that counts for a lot out here. He will shoot some skeet now and then. I don't want to say anything really ugly about him. He's an enlightened plutocrat, I guess you call it. Michael Moore is dead right on that, and it's even worse than you think. Bandar. All kinds of roads cross out here. Networks and wires.

Bankrate: The Bush Administration seems to have lit your fuse. Are you angry again?

Hunter S. Thompson: Very angry. I'm very angry. That's why I guess I have to write this (campaign) piece for Rolling Stone. This is the darkest hour that I have seen in my long experience as an American. This is evil.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joy sez...

Why the heck can't this blogger stuff remember my name? aaargh!

Anyway, we may suppose Hunter was indeed angry. I'm not so sure I believe he was angry enough to blow his own head off, though.

CNN has his family saying he was in severe pain and didn't like his new pieces-parts, etc., etc. If I were Gonzo, I'd go for the "Really Good Drugs" rather than leave an unholy mess. But then again, maybe leaving an unholy mess was Hunter's way of giving his loving family nightmares for the rest of their lives.

How loving is THAT?

Bad move, if that's the move taken. No one will ever convince me Hunter S. Thompson couldn't have checked out of this life any time he wanted without the muss and fuss.

If Gary Trudeau does Duke in, I'd be willing to bet the "sordid truth of the matter" will have Honey pulling the trigger, only half by accident...

8:54 PM, February 24, 2005  
Blogger Joy said...

R. quotes Bankrate: "Hunter S. Thompson: Very angry. I'm very angry. That's why I guess I have to write this (campaign) piece for Rolling Stone. This is the darkest hour that I have seen in my long experience as an American. This is evil."

Okay, follow the blood. I'd say "follow the money," which is all the really good poop coming from high and inside places these days on the GannonGate scandal, but since this particular thread is about Hunter, it looks like we'll have to follow the blood.

Now, if you read my posts to the GannonGate thread, you'd have found some really juicy dirt coming in from a recently published book by Franklin Cover-Up author/attorney/state senator John DeCamp, citing testimony from his successful million-dollar lawsuit against a certain Lawrence King of Satanist and child pornography fame [NOT the Lawrence King most zombies watch on CNN way too mindlessly often].

My post above mentions how odd I think it is that Hunter would off himself in such a violent and bloody way if all he wanted was to check out. I mean, here's a guy who no doubt had trunks full of every drug known to humanity, who could easily have arranged a self-offing no matter how tolerant he was after all these years.

Having experienced bloody death in my family and my home, I'm here to tell you that a shotgun in the mouth isn't the best or kindest way to cash a ticket. Nightmares and all... Anyway, I got to thinking about how an intelligence analyst [like, say, for the CIA] might read all this, and think there may be something in this trail of blood to follow.

Let's say the "Hunter Thompson" named as snuff-film director at the infamous human sacrifice at Bohemian Grove was a code-name, not a true identification. Sorta like "Larry King" not being THE "Larry King" the zomboids know and love. We are talking MK-Ultra stuff here, after all, 'Catcher In The Rye' and all that...

DeCamp's book had to have been brought to Hunter's attention, along with the damning testimony in that million-dollar lawsuit. You're getting old, you've lived a hard, fast life, and your new plastic hip hurts like hell ALL the time. You've been contemplating kind suicide for awhile, and have the drugs to prove it.

But they've pissed you off Big Time. Not just stealing yet another election for Chimp-Boy, but absolutely taking over this once-proud nation with every tool and intention of turning it into the very Hell they worship out there in the Grove.

And, most importantly, you INVENTED Gonzo Journalism. Which is exactly what the blogosphere has become, the actually independent media of the 21st century. The opposition...

Might you look at that blogosphere as somewhat of an offspring? Say you know your name is going to get linked to this whole GannonGate thing if the poor victim who Would Become Journalist (using the name of the only real Journalist he knew well enough in the darkness to cling to) turned out to be that poor victim of The Most Blatant and Ugly Evil On Earth that Franklin/DeCamp and that whole mess conjures. But you're too sick and too tired to be so Gonzo anymore, crippled and done.

Would you just peacefully check out as "everyone" expected you to do at any point during the past 30 years or so? Or would you, ANGRY as Hell and just at the "right time" (timing being everything), choose to leave a trail of blood for the Gonzos to follow? Because you, of all humans, CAN DO SO?

There's a reason Hunter checked out at this time, in this way. I don't doubt that for a moment. The question is "why?" That tugging at the back of my mind, which I am not alone in feeling when his death coincided so perfectly with GannonGate, is there for a reason, I'm sure. Guess I just have to be Gonzo enough to follow the blood (and/or the money)...

The Truth Will Set You Free. Whatever that may be. ;)

10:59 PM, February 24, 2005  

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