carl-solomon

Only in America and from America came the slogan: Freedom.
The slogan freedom meant white supremacy and the suppression of
every movement for human hope on the face of the planet. So the
cold war began.
The men, like Franco of Spain, whom we had been taught to hate
we were now told were our allies in a struggle against the ‘‘Eastern
Bloc.’’
Men like Dimitrov of Bulgaria who had had the courage to defy
fascism during the Thirties, we were now told were our enemies, a
group of cowardly tyrants.
Who knows what his opinions are amid such nonsense.
—  Carl Solomon, I Was a Communist Youth
who ate fire in paint hotel or drank turpentine in Paradise Valley, death, or purgatoried their torsos night after night with dreams, with drugs, with walking nightmares, alcohol and cock and endless balls, imcomparable blind streets of shudderring cloud and lightning in the mind leaping toward poles of Canada & Paterson, illumintating all the motionless world of Time between.
—  Allen Ginsberg