The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

Men of God #7

Jerry Falwell


Mr DeBakey said...

“God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve…. The ACLU's got to take a lot of blame for this… all of them who have tried to secularize America …the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians …I point the finger in their face and say "you helped this happen."

Fuck You Poolboy
I'm glad to see you like it hot.

Mabeuf said...

Shouldn't this be posted under Madmen of the 20th Century?

Vanwall said...

Hmmm. So far this series is more Men of the Devil, but that's to be expected with charismatics.

Tom Sutpen said...

Well, in our defense, the real Men of God . . . the ones who earn the title by deed not word . . . are the ones we rarely, if ever, hear about.

dola said...

If religion really is the 'opiate of the masses', with Falwell it would be like handcuffing cocaine powder itself instead of what led to the addictive behavior. Thankfully Jesus didn't have to run a factory or else he never would've turned a profit; unless $10 labor paid $50 value like the good old post-war days!