To discover John Lennon was investigated by M15, who gave their investigation to President Nixon, might be the first shot fired in the Culture Wars that do not pit religious bodies against each other, but, launched a Christian-Coalition against Bohemians and Pagans. There is no doubt in my mind John Lennon would love ‘The Royal Janitor’ because I take on Britain’s oldest and most difficult schism between the Catholics and Protestants. I believe all the Beatles would get a kick out of my contention that an Eel and Pie House is the headquarters of a sinister group of Catholic Goddess Worshippers. Nun means “fish”. They would adopt me because I am the only American who has bothered to understand the nuisances of the Brits.
“Luey and Bluey McDonald are encouraged by their mother to assault Victoria Bond when she passes their home playing her babpipe with a dragon’s head. Sheila McDonald calls it The Orange Devil. Victoria Bond is carrying a bag of eels that she pours down the throat of Bluey McDonald after knocking him senseless with a kick to the head. She knows French kick boxing. Victoria used the pipe of her bags as a funnel.”
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Among the mourners for Maire Drumm were several Irish playwrights and poets, and the actress and political activist Vanessa Redgrave, who came from London as a representative of the Workers Revolutionary Party in Britain.
As the procession went down the Andersonstown Road, people crammed the sidewalks, balanced on walls and roofs, and stood in Milltown Cemetery amid granite Celtic crosses that reared cerily in the fog and rain like the monoliths of Stonehenge.
Mrs. Drumm was a mother of five who was known for her hospitality and her willingness to help those, both Protestant and Catholic, who suffered as a result of the civil strife
She enraged Protestant loyalists and British politicians by calling for the destruction of Belfast “stone by stone” if Catholics were not given justice, and once by saying that she did not care if British troops went home by foot or in coffins. Merlyn Rees, the former British administrator for Northern Ireland, compared her with Dickens’s Madame Defarge.
MI5 sent a file on John Lennon to the FBI after advisers to President Nixon ordered an investigation into the former Beatle, it was revealed yesterday.
The Nixon administration wanted ammunition to deport Lennon, who moved to the US in the early 1970s and campaigned against the Vietnam war
The MI5 file is believed to contain claims that Lennon helped to fund the Workers Revolutionary Party in Britain, paying £46,000 to the Trotskyist group whose supporters included the actress Vanessa Redgrave, and also gave money to Red Mole, a Marxist magazine edited by Tariq Ali, the former leftwing student leader.
Her politics have often attracted more headlines than her acting. She and her brother, Corin, were once leading members of the Workers Revolutionary party. In recent times, she has endured more than her share of tragedy; within the space of 14 months, she lost her oldest daughter, the actor Natasha Richardson (who suffered a traumatic brain injury after a skiing accident at the age of 45), Corin, and in May 2010, Lynn (yet another successful Redgrave actor with two Oscar nominations).
Her large blue eyes turn icy if you mention Fonda’s theory of a clear link between their acting and radical politics, or if you poke into subjects she would rather avoid. These include her personal life, her attitude toward friendship with women and, especially, whether her preaching at ban-the-bomb rallies and her political experience (a losing race for Parliament on the Trotskyite ticket) helped her with the character of Julia, the rich American anti-Nazi activist whose friendship Lillian Hellman (played by Fonda) sketched in “Pentimento,” the memoirs on which the film is based.
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Anna Zola claimed she was the great granddaughter of Emile Zola. She lived on a tugboat on the Thames. One day, while in the wheelhouse, she spots a beautiful young girl who looked to be seven years of age. She was teetering on the edge, on a rotten piece of timber with big rusty nails hammered in it . How dramatic! She had the most troubled furl on her brow. Annie opens the window, gently, so as to not disturb the poor waif, but, owning a powerful voice, she almost knocks her into the water!
“IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT THROWING YOURSELF IN. WHY DON’T YOU HELP ME TAKE MY SCONES OUT OF THE OVEN, AND HAVE A CUP OF TEA WITH ME, INSTEAD?!”
Regaining her balance, Victoria Bond looks up, and as she later tells it,
“I beheld the Face of God, or, the Face of Goddess Hera ‘The Water Queen of Mount Olympus! It was a near-death experience!”
“The Water Queen saved my life!” she told the Austrian equestrian, who was so well bred, he did not flinch. Most royal people, are insane. He passed the test. Victoria now looked for the right moment to place her hand on his knee. She sensed an aching there. His stirrups were too high.
“Lower them about an inch and half and you will take first place. Do you have an ice bag handy. If not, we can go to my place. You might need a bandage-wrap, too.” Again he did not flinch, even when she delivered an inviting squeeze – above his aching knee.
Reaching for another scone, Victoria told Aunt Annie why she wanted to end her life.
“My mother died when I was four. I don’t know who I am anymore. I’ve read so many books. I know all the Fairytales, and other fanciful lore. But, I am left empty. I feel like a ghost upon the Moore. Perhaps one day I will find him – my Heathcliff!”
“All is not lost, my dear. I sense there is a poet lying within you – and a romantic?”
“How did you know. I have committed to memory a hundred thousand poems. Let us be friends.”
“You can come visit me anytime you want. Would you like to go see my play. I can’t give my tickets away? Perhaps, one day………….Now you got me doing it.”
Here is how Victoria Bond’s Parade was going to go.
Luey and Bluey McDonald are encouraged by their mother to assault Victoria Bond when she passes their home playing her babpipe with a dragon’s head. Sheila McDonald calls it The Orange Devil. Victoria Bond is carrying a bag of eels that she pours down the throat of Bluey McDonald after knocking him senseless with a kick to the head. She knows French kick boxing. Victoria used the pipe of her bags as a funnel.
Sheila sees her son stagger and fall to his knees, then vomit up about a dozen eels. This is a sign unto her, and her Catholic Society of Phoenucian Eels of Baal, a sectret society that is three thousand years old. There is a legend that claims Jesus took part in their ritual when his uncle, Josephy of Arimathea, came to the Isles.
A group of old women dressed like Nuns, grab Victoria and whisk her away. The parade ccontinues down the road to the waiting riot. When things are getting realy rough, there is a sound of ram horns. Looking down the road, here come a float, with Victora chained between two pillars. They slipped a fish tail on her and she is wearing two shells to cover her breasts. She is ‘The Daughter of Dagon’ also known as ‘The Lady’.
There is a giant EEL suspended over her, it’s head looking to the right and left as it moves into the mob, that falls silent, and parts. One old Irish Hag steps forth, and raises her cane;
“Look! It’s the Holy Ark of the Covenant! That David’s Philistine cousins brought to Ireland after Samson destroyed the temple of Dagon, the great god of El, the Eel god!”
Victoria Bond is brought to the bank of the Thames. Eels are poured down her gullet. As they release a toxin, Victoria begins to hallucinate. She is taken back in time. There are Phoenician gallies lining the banks full of cheerful followers of the River Eel of Britania, whose children were carried to all rivers of the western world. For centuries they provided nourishement to millions. Eel Pie is made out of rye, that sometimes gets moldy, and whole towns get high on LSD. Many religions are formed form the visions of God-El.
Then, the river eels began to vanish due to population growth and over consumtion. Royal people and families go to war with another over the last eels. Saint George and the DRAGON=DAGON is a branch of El that came to the British Isles.
This is all being explained by a BBC newscaster who is interviewing the High Priesess of Dagon, who claims she is 134 years of age. In Rome, the Pope is watching, and fuming! The great Vatican Sectret is out. He pushes a button under his desk, and fom out of their cells, come the Pope’s Assassins, known as the Un-Holy Trinity. Their leader is from the infamous McPence Clan, who expertly shame the genitalia of their victim, before they die.
All of a sudden, Victoria Bond, vomits out of her mouth about twenty little eels. When they hit the water, there is a flash of neon blue and many bubbles come to the surface. The crowd lets go a rousing cheer. Catholics and Protestants put down their bottles and rocks, and begin to hug one another after seeing their religions come from the same source! The Pope slams down his crossaire upon the great oaken table, taking off a good hunk of it. This splinter of wood, is put away, for another day.
Victoria Bonds looks up at dark inky rain cloud, and cries out and a bolt of lightening hits the giant eel on the float, setting it ablaze!
“Why me! Why is the woman always the one who gets it in the end!”
Then, another Sea Hag shouts!
“Look! The Holy Ark is gone! Someone has stolen it!”
Shit! Victoria says under her breath; knowing her ordeal, her drama, had just begun!
Well, that’s how my story WAS going to go. But, then I read there was going to be REAL TROUBLE, and the Pope will be in Ireland this day! I don’t want to cause more trouble. We have enough trouble. Besides, who wants THEIR Bond movie to go like this? It’s already been done, several times.
Did you know Virginia Hambley’s ancestors on her father’s side, are Phoenucians, descendants of Ham?
Anyhow. This will make a great B-movie. Victoria needs a good bodyguard, and, Miriam Starfish, the Christian Wild Woman, is chosen.
Hey! This would make a great off-Broadway musical!
You know what? I’m going ahead with my literary parade that will be moved to Glasgow, and go along the Clyde River, where they spotted a whale, and, there is a plan to harvest eels. I’m sick and tired of today’s religions spoiling the show. They will be bypassed and fall to the wayside for the sake of The Happy People.
In my book, the 2018 Orange Parade takes place! It is – ordained! We want our bloody eels – and our rye cakes! Stop fooken with us!
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Last week pupils from Lanarkshire became the first in Scotland to release European eels into the wild in a pilot of a new project called Scotland to Sargasso. Based on the Avon Wildlife Trust’s ‘Spawn to be Wild’ project, Scotland to Sargasso involves placing a part of the life cycle of the eel directly into schools to raise awareness of this critically endangered species. Pupils from Chryston Primary School (P3/4) and St Dominic’s Primary in Airdrie (P6) reared eels in class for a few weeks before releasing them into their local rivers to allow them to continue their life cycle.
A plan to harvest baby eels from the river Clyde for export as gourmet food has turned into a race to save the stocks from collapse.
The U-turn from exploitation to conservation follows initial research findings into the potential for farming the tiny eels – a delicacy on the Continent and in the Far East.
They command astronomical prices, especially in Japan, with prices up to (pounds) 150 a kilo – more than 20 times the average price of salmon.
However, the findings suggest the ”glass eels” – so-called because they are still transparent – are not nearly as prolific in the Clyde as first thought, with future populations endangered.
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Serena watched Miriam walk towards her for their meeting. As far as she could tell, all her bodyguard wore was some kind of loin clothe – with sandals! Her long auburn hair covered her breasts.
“Please! Be seated. And stop staring down at me as if you are going to put me in a big pot and cook me! You’ve been given a nickname, you know……..Tarzarena! Some whisper this after you pass; “There goes Lady Greystoke” Have you seen a Tarzan movie?”
“No. I’ve only seen two movies, Ben Hur, and, PI.”
“Only two? PI? What is that about?”
“It’s about a Kabbalist mathematical genius who finds another dimension. My parents put it on our video machine every Saturday after firing up the generator. We watched Ben Hur every Easter. I can recite PI backwards. Want to hear?”
“No. Not right now. I am still in a daze. I think I spotted another Leprechaun at the frozen yogurt shop. Are they really National Treasures?”
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Before El’s revelation with the name of Yahweh, it is said in Genesis 14:18–20 that Abraham accepted the blessing of El, when Melchizedek, the king of Salem and high priest of its deity El Elyon blessed him. One scholarly position is that the identification of Yahweh with Ēl is late, that Yahweh was earlier thought of as only one of many gods, and not normally identified with Ēl. Another is that in much of the Hebrew Bible the name El is an alternate name for Yahweh, but in the Elohist and Priestly traditions it is conceived as an earlier name than Yahweh. Mark Smith has argued that Yahweh and El were originally separate, but were considered synonymous from very early on. The name Yahweh is used in the Bible Tanakh in the first book of Genesis 2:4; and Genesis 4:26 says that at that time, people began to “call upon the name of the LORD”.
The Destruction of Leviathan by Gustave Doré (1865)
In some places, especially in Psalm 29, Yahweh is clearly envisioned as a storm god, something not true of Ēl so far as we know (although true of his son, Ba’al Hadad). It is Yahweh who is prophesied to one day battle Leviathan the serpent, and slay the dragon in the sea in Isaiah 27:1. The slaying of the serpent in myth is a deed attributed to both Ba’al Hadad and ‘Anat in the Ugaritic texts, but not to Ēl.
LEICESTER, United Kingdom – A Protestant fraternal organization has been ordered to reroute a march, so it doesn’t go past a Catholic Church in Glasgow where a Catholic priest was assaulted last month during a similar parade.
The Orange Order of Scotland had refused a request to voluntarily change their route to avoid St. Alphonsus Church, where a priest was spat upon and parishioners subjected to verbal abuse by spectators at an Orange Order parade on July 7.
In the aftermath of the incident, the Orange Order cancelled their scheduled July 21 march.
The Glasgow City Council held a hearing on Thursday about the scheduled Aug. 25 parade, and refused to allow it to go by the church after police officials said it would be a security concern.
In a statement published Wednesday, the Archdiocese of Glasgow said the Orange Order showed “gross insensitivity” in refusing to change their scheduled route.
The leadership of the order claim no members of the organization were personally involved in the attack and said a representative on Thursday told the city council he “deplores the obscenity that took place.”
After the city council made its decision, Archdiocese of Glasgow spokesman Ronald Convery told Crux he was pleased with the outcome.
“The archdiocese and Police Scotland made strong representations to the Council Committee pointing out the fears of the community and the danger of disorder. We are grateful to the Council for taking note of our concerns and the concerns of many outside the Catholic Church and acting decisively to lift a cloud of anxiety which was affecting parishioners and local residents,” the Convery said.
The Orange Order is a Protestant fraternal order based primarily in Northern Ireland, but with a strong presence in Scotland. It organizes marches during the summer months to commemorate the victory of the Dutch-born Protestant King William of Orange, who defeated the army of the deposed Catholic King James II to secure the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland at the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland on July 1, 1690.
The marches are often a source of sectarian clashes between Protestants and Catholics in both Northern Ireland and Scotland, especially when they go through Catholic neighborhoods or by Catholic churches.