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Listerical Conviction, Dyeu Ph_ter and the hurricanes

The sky father, Horus, has returned nearly three years later to the southeast coast of north america. Hungry for conviction, our father lurches forward in contempt of territorial consideration. He flies as a falcon, very high in the sky yet always present. The marriage of sky and earth is sacred; planetary eroticism. Luppiter Optimus Maximus shines brilliantly in the heavens on the eve of certain destruction in the United States, somehow endorsing the proceedings in His overt observation. Where do hurricane winds go when they die? They manage to tinkle the wind chimes in Valhalla prior to their transference.
The present food-borne outbreak in Canada of listeria is strikingly similar in its scope. People are perishing and the death toll is expected to rise as the controls set in place to prevent its spread were futile in their design. In order not to generate fear or raise retaliatory action, the implicated food premise could not help but remain mute upon realization of a breach in sanitation. And due to the extended incubation period of the pathological agent, Listeria monocytogenes, even after the product has been pulled from the shelves people will continue falling ill, conceivably almost three months after having consumed a meal contaminated with the agent.
Gustav, the next terrible storm to strike more televisions than people, is gathering strength and conviction through the tragically inconsequential nature of the very contingencies set in place to prevent or mitigate any damage as a result of the storms fury. The endless committees generated to prepare for this day and the amount of resources spent running safety and evacuation drills ad nauseum have been counter productive in the sense of having achieved little if any practical solutions while having perpetuated the industrial death machine through burning more petrol and money than substantially necessary. The heating of the atmosphere through the combustion of petrochemicals and other industrial solvents allows more intimate contact of earth and sky. Pltvy Mh_ter has begun conspiring with Dyeu Ph_ter to purge the planets surface of nemesis.
Meddlesome minds of humans have succeeded only in creating a series of contingencies for responsibility that conceal the macroscopic consequence of our species' inspiration for industrial and technological progression. Hurricanes gather energy as they move across warm waters. Waters which have been conclusively heated due to the self absorbed vector of scientific progress and unreserved human activity. Our necessity for transportation has caused the sky and the earth to open up and reconfigure themselves in a conjugative relation. When the sky turns black and it becomes impossible to differentiate the ground between lightning blasts, you are in the womb of the earth goddess as Zeus furiously enters her loins. Survival can be only prayed for at this moment. There is nothing else left.
The speed of landfall associated with a bird of prey is phenomenal. Large raptors have been clocked at over 240 km/hr during the terminal seconds of capturing their prey. Likewise, tropical storms can expand to similar wind speeds. Jove is oblivious to abstract construct or design and does not lead himself to prediction. Jupiter looms low in the horizon, contemplating Katrina whilst traversing the imaginary extension of Orion's belt. All of this is punctuated by the brief burst of incendiary fire as a meteor enters the atmosphere in the same field of vision. Gustav will be followed by Hanna, pounding any remanents of semblance that might remain. Curfew is in effect. Phrenetic restrictions to mind the mindless.
Listeria is a bacterium common to soil, stream water, sewage, plants and food. Listeriosis, the sickness caused by the agent, is known as a rare and lethal food-borne disease that has a case-fatality rate of 25%. Just recently, meats contaminated with these bacteria were consumed in many provinces across Canada and people are falling ill and dying as a result. The pathogenicity of Listeria can be partially attributed to the bacteria's ability to spread to the nervous system and cause meningitis, a swelling of the brain. Tremor and grand mal and focal motor seizures are more frequent in patients with Listeria meningitis, suggesting more extensive invasion of the nervous system.Direct invasion of the cerebral cortex can result from Listeria infection, but it is not a recognized complication of other common forms of bacterial meningitis. This organism most commonly invades the brain stem causing a syndrome that has been called rhomboencephalitis.Outside of the body, Listeria has flagellar-driven motility, sometimes described as a "tumbling motility." However, at 37°C, flagella cease to develop and the bacteria instead usurps the host cell's cytoskeleton to move.Listeria, inventively, polymerizes an actin tail or "comet", using host-produced actin filaments with the promotion of virulence factor ActA. The comet forms in a polar manner and aids the bacteria's migration to the host cell's outer membrane. Gelsolin, an actin filament severing protein, localizes at the tail of Listeria and accelerates the bacterium's motility.Once at the cell surface, the actin-propelled Listeria pushes against the cell's membrane to form protrusions called filopods or "rockets". The protrusions are guided by the cell's leading edge to contact adjacent cells which subsequently engulf the Listeria rocket and the process is repeated, perpetuating the infection. Once phagocytosed, the Listeria is never again extracellular: it is an intracytoplasmic parasite. It has become evident that Listeria efficiently usurps the host cell's contractile system to facilitate cell-to-cell spread and cause disease. Two other important pathogens, Shigella flexneri and Rickettsia, likewise use the host cell's actin-contractile system to survive and spread.
Industrialism and petrochemical dependency are also forms of intracellular parasitism, the planet being the cell. Jupiter ruminates divinely and spins the clouds in succession to the rythym of the music created by the spheres, accentuating the immune response of the cosmos toward the human agent responsible for the current illness endured by the planet Earth. We are like the Listeria, maverick rockets with no other intent than self-propagation and destruction of the host. Listeria, however, is far more evolutionarily advanced being able to survive outside of the host in the surrounding en-viron-ment whereas we have not yet realized this feat en masse.
Perhaps our fate is one of inevitable exhaustion, as our host becomes alerted to our injurious presence and innate fragility in design. A better end to the fable of human import could not have been written, only engaged through oblivion and catastrophic fallacy.


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