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Exorcising the Evil Spirits From the Pentagon Oct. 21, 1967‎

The Fugs
Language: English

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Scritta da Ed Sanders



‎“… It seemed as if the war might become permanent, so there were big demonstrations planned for ‎October of 1967 to surround the nerve center of the war-- the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. ‎Somebody came up with the idea of holding an Exorcism of this mystic pentagonal citadel of ‎napalm and incineration.
I agreed to write and create the actual Exorcism. Tuli and I rented a flat bed truck and a sound ‎system. The Fugs and a group of San Francisco Diggers climbed aboard and joined the protest ‎march across the bridge from D.C. to the Pentagon. We positioned ourselves on the edge of a ‎parking lot a few hundred feet from our target, while tens of thousands of marchers walked past, ‎and I intoned a sing-song litany of exorcism after which we all began to chant "Out, Demons, Out!" ‎over and over for about fifteen minutes. Filmmakers Barbara Rubin and Shirley Clarke filmed the ‎chanting, while magician/ filmmaker Kenneth Anger positioned himself beneath the truck and ‎performed his own ritual of exorcism. It was quite an afternoon.
When we had finished the exorcism, we walked onto the lawn in front of the Pentagon where lines ‎of armed soldiers with rifles thrust forward stood guarding the entranceway. We were carrying ‎dozens of yellow daisies. We paused in front of the young and obviously nervous soldiers and ‎gently shoved some stems into some rifle barrels, then glanced back over our shoulders as we ‎walked away, marveling at the vision of white petal jutting from dark metal.
It was a famous thing we did, and people praised us for our audacity, yet the Vietnam War went on ‎for another seven years. So much for "Out, Demons, Out!" You can learn more about the big ‎demonstration at the Pentagon in Norman Mailer's Armies of the Night.” (da ‎‎The Fugs)‎
Tentativo di traduzione italiana di Bartleby:‎

‎“…Sembrava come se la guerra potesse diventare permanente, per cui c’erano grandi ‎dimostrazioni ‎previste per ottobre del 1967 con l’obiettivo di circondare il centro nevralgico della ‎guerra, il Pentagono a Washington, D. C. ‎A qualcuno venne l'idea di lanciare un esorcismo contro ‎questa mistica cittadella pentagonale ‎dedita al napalm e all’incenerimento. ‎
Fui d’accordo a scrivere e a realizzare un vero esorcismo. ‎
Tuli ed io prendemmo in affitto un camion e sul pianale ci mettemmo un sound system. I Fugs e un ‎gruppo dei San Francisco Diggers [gruppo di attivisti radicali e anarchici che si rifacevano ai ‎Diggers del 1600, ndr] salì a bordo e ci unimmo alla marcia di protesta sul ponte che collega ‎la città al Pentagono. ‎
Ci piazzammo ai margini di un ‎parcheggio, a poche centinaia di metri dal nostro obiettivo, mentre ‎passavano decine di migliaia di partecipanti, ‎ed io attaccai con la litania dell’esorcismo sicchè dopo ‎poco cantavano tutti insieme "Via i demoni, via‎!" e siamo andati avanti per circa 15 minuti. ‎
I registi Barbara Rubin e Shirley Clarke filmarono la performance, mentre il mago/regista Kenneth ‎Anger [regista underground sperimentale, autore di pellicole come “Scorpio Rising”, ndr] ‎‎partecipò anche lui al rituale di esorcismo proprio sotto il nostro camion. ‎
Quando terminammo l'esorcismo, marciammo sul prato davanti al Pentagono dove ‎linee di militari ‎armati di fucili spianati sorvegliavano l'ingresso. Avevamo con noi dozzine di ‎margherite. ‎
Ci fermammo di fronte ai giovani e nervosi soldati e mettemmo delicatamente alcuni steli nelle ‎canne dei fucili e poi ce ne andammo‎, lasciando dietro di noi quella meravigliosa visione dei petali ‎bianchi contro lo scuro metallo. ‎
Avevamo fatto una cosa grandiosa, e la gente ci lodò per la nostra audacia, anche se la Guerra del ‎Vietnam andò avanti per altri sette anni. Troppo per il nostro “Via i demoni, via‎!”.‎
Potete saperne di più sulla grande ‎dimostrazione al Pentagono leggendo il saggio di Norman Mailer ‎intitolato “Le armate della notte”[Lo scrittore americano partecipò alla marcia sul Pentagono ‎e vi scrisse la ‘no fiction novel’ “The Armies of the Night” con cui nel 1968 vinse il Pulitzer ed il ‎National Book Award, ndr]…”
In the name of the amulets of touching, seeing, groping, hearing and loving, we call upon the ‎powers of the cosmos to protect our ceremonies in the name of Zeus, in the name of Anubis, god of ‎the dead, in the name of all those killed because they do not comprehend, in the name of the lives of ‎the soldiers in Vietnam who were killed because of a bad karma, in the name of sea-born Aphrodite, ‎in the name of Magna Mater, in the name of Dionysus, Zagreus, Jesus, Yahweh, the unnamable, the ‎quintessent finality of the Zoroastrian fire, in the name of Hermes, in the name of the Beak of Sok, ‎in the name of scarab, in the name, in the name, in the name of the Tyrone Power Pound Cake ‎Society in the Sky, in the name of Rah, Osiris, Horus, Nepta, Isis, in the name of the flowing living ‎universe, in the name of the mouth of the river, we call upon the spirit to raise the Pentagon from its ‎destiny and preserve it.‎
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OUT, DEMONS, OUT!‎
BACK TO DARKNESS YE SERVANTS OF SATAN!‎
OUT, DEMONS, OUT!‎
OUT, DEMONS, OUT!‎
OUT, DEMONS, OUT!‎
OUT, DEMONS, OUT!‎
OUT, DEMONS, OUT!...‎

Contributed by Bartleby - 2012/1/16 - 11:57


Bartleby - 2012/1/16 - 11:58




Language: Irish

Irish transcreation by Gabriel Rosenstock
In ainm bhriochtaí an tadhaill, is an radhairc, na crúbála, na héisteachta is an ghrá, scairtimid ar chumhachtaí an chosmais chun ár gcuid deasghnátha a chosaint in ainm Shéas, in ainm Anúbais, dia na marbh, in ainm na ndaoine sin go léir a maraíodh mar nár thuigeadar, in ainm na saighdiúirí go léir i Vítneam a maraíodh de dheasca droch-karma, in ainm Aifraidíté a rugadh san fharraige, in ainm Mhagna Mater, an Mháthair Mhór, in ainm Dhinísis, Sagreus, Íosa, Iáivé, an té nach féidir a ainmniú, croí-chuspóireacht thine na Sóróstarach, in ainm Hermes, in ainm Ghob Shoc, in ainm na scairibe, in ainm an Tyrone Power Pound Cake Society sa Spéir, in ainm Rá, Óisíris, Hórais, Neiptea, Ísíse, in ainm na cruinne beo ar snámh, in ainm bhéal na habhann, glaoimid ar an spiorad chun an Peinteagán a ardú óna chinniuint is é a chaomhnú.

AMACH, A DHEAMHANA, AMACH
SIAR CHUN AN DORCHADAIS LIBH, A SHEARBHÓNTAÍ SHÁTAIN,
AMACH, A DHEAMHANA, AMACH

AMACH, A DHEAMHANA, AMACH

AMACH, A DHEAMHANA, AMACH

AMACH, A DHEAMHANA, AMACH

AMACH, A DHEAMHANA, AMACH . . .

Contributed by Gabriel Rosenstock - 2018/7/28 - 20:50




Language: Finnish

Traduzione finlandese / Finnish translation / Traduction finnoise / Suomennos: Juha Rämö
PAHOJEN HENKIEN KARKOTTAMINEN PENTAGONISTA 1)

Kosketuksen, näkemisen, hyväilyn, kuulemisen ja rakastamisen amulettien kautta me pyydämme maailmankaikkeuden voimia suojelemaan seremonioitamme Zeuksen nimeen, kuolleiden jumalan Anubiksen nimeen, kaikkien niiden nimeen, jotka saavat surmansa, koska eivät ymmärrä, kaikkien Vietnamissa olevien sotilaittemme nimeen, jotka ovat kuolleet huonon karman takia, merestä syntyneen Afroditen nimeen, äitijumala Kybelen nimeen, Dionysoksen, Zagreuksen, Jeesuksen, Jahven, nimettömän 2) ja Zarathustran pyhän tulen lopullisuuden nimeen, Hermeksen nimeen, (...), pyhän pillerinpyörittäjän nimeen, (...), Ran, Osiriksen, Horuksen, Neptan ja Isiksen 3) nimeen, elävänä virtaavan maailmankaikkeuden nimeen ja joen suiston nimeen me pyydämme henkeä nostamaan Pentagonin ahdingostaan ja varjelemaan sitä.

MENKÄÄ POIS, RIIVAAJAT, POIS TÄÄLTÄ!
PALATKAA PIMEYTEEN, TE SAATANAN PALVELIJAT!
MENKÄÄ POIS, RIIVAAJAT, POIS TÄÄLTÄ!
MENKÄÄ POIS, RIIVAAJAT, POIS TÄÄLTÄ!
MENKÄÄ POIS, RIIVAAJAT, POIS TÄÄLTÄ!
MENKÄÄ POIS, RIIVAAJAT, POIS TÄÄLTÄ!
MENKÄÄ POIS, RIIVAAJAT, POIS TÄÄLTÄ!...
1) Lokakuun 21. päivänä 1967 Lincolnin muistomerkillä Washingtonissa järjestettiin suuri Vietnamin sodan vastainen mielenosoitus, johon osallistui lähes 100 000 ihmisen joukko radikaaleja, liberaaleja, mustia kansalaisoikeusaktivisteja, hippejä, professoreita, älymystön ja naisasialiikkeen edustajia ja sotaveteraaneja. Noin puolet mielenosoittajaista lähti Lincolnin muistomerkiltä marssille kohti puolustusministeriön päämajaa Pentagonia tarkoituksenaan painostaa maan poliittista ja sotilasjohtoa lopettamaan sotatoimet Vietnamissa. Yllä olevaa puhelaulua esitti marssin aikana kuorma-auton lavalta sodanvastaisista, suorasanaisista ja usein humoristisista teksteistään tunnettu The Fugs.

2) Viittaa newyorkilaisen ei-kaupallisen WBAI-radiokanavan ohjelmaan Radio Unnameable, Radio vailla nimeä, jota on vuodesta 1963 lähtien juontanut vapaamuotoisen radiotoiminnan pioneerina tunnettu Bob Foss.

3) Muinaisen Egyptin jumalia

Contributed by Juha Rämö - 2018/7/30 - 07:34



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