HeLa Matter!

Tuesday, 30 May, Year 9 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu


Depicted above (and for that matter, below) you may find an innocent victim / unarmed youth born on February 8th, 1951 in Lafond's own Baltimore, Maryland to one Henrietta Lacks. The father is not (as is customary among that tribe) specifically known, other than his being a Human (Papiloma Virus). In any case, there is probably need to specifically state, so as to quell any possible retrograde obscurantism : being born of an (African) American mother on US soil still makes one fully and legally a US citizen. It's the law!

The innocent victim / unarmed youth has proven remarkably successful, producing enough offspring in the intervening interval to fill two or three hundred biosacks to the usual specification of "human being", although it is not usually their preference to agglomerate quite in that degree. Otherwise it is almost a laboratory pest / invasive species, having destroyed liberated millions of dollars worth of The Man's stolen goods and resources during its career.

It'd be perfectly fair to point out that junior would die the next day if very highly qualified men working with very complex machinery wouldn't take the time out of their otherwise busy schedules to provide it with the requisites for its existence, each and every day. It'd be equally fair to point out that this is exactly equally the case for all offspring born of woman on that continent, and that all of them, tall or short, ball-shaped or not, with or without limbs will equally croak within a day or two if the Republic of competent men with powerful machinery stopped forcefeeding them whatever it is they eat. There truly is no difference under this heading between innocent youth of the unarmed victim variety and innocent youth of the "going to college" variety, or of the "having a job" variety, they're all about equally tumescent.

The problems all this puts before the "traditional marriage" folks, monuments of well meaning if unexamined naivite as they find themselves, should be rather obvious. Is your desk properly speaking part of "our democracy" ? Why not ? Can it vote, do you observe its OSHA rights ? Internet of things, bitch! If "ourdemocracy" includes "all the people" then how does it exclude something with triploidyi and without eyes ? If it excludes that, then why not 3-M syndrome babies, all ~50 or so of them ? Why not annoying women, ugly teenagers, why not gingers with small tits ?

Obviously, the classification of species carries just as much water as the classification of races : they're classifications, not matters of ontology but matters of convention, if you put your three apples in the top drawer or in the bottom drawer, you're still going to have the three apples you started with.

Obviously, there is no "scientific basis for policy", nor can there be.

Obviously there is no possiblity of meaning outside of a structure of authority, and the authority can not be predicated on the meaning.

So what do we do here ? Shall I give you just the facts about Henrietta Lack's most successful offspring ? Which ones ?


Photos via National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research.

  1. HeLa has 80 chromosomes, because fuck you, that's why. []
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  1. [...] dollar crowd. Do you understand you're faring worse with your minimum wage jobs today than actual naked-in-the-street cotton-picking coloreds did back in the '50s ? Good thing teh pantsuits've been doing such a [...]

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  3. [...] And can you believe it's already been five years ? ———You know, just like the very pantsuit in question. They don't have names because they don't actually need names for any purpose. [↩]It's not that "history is the biography of great men" ; it's rather that the vast majority of walkers had no business treading the Earth in the first place, entirely indistinguishable from the products of yeast infection as they find themselves. [...]

  4. [...] guys to run a mile at all. [↩]Things that came out of the perl mechanism : somewhere on the HeLa (also known as "African-American" in modern parlance) to Human (sometimes called "white" or [...]

  5. [...] for instance, a cell. Yes ? Is it beautiful ? Could you make it ? but then again, look at interior architecture -- with huge [...]

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  7. [...] them. They're still here for the same reason you're still here : cancer. Things that used to be cells, people, interesting, worthwhile ; that meanwhile got damaged to the point where they aren't, nor could [...]

  8. [...] no fathers, they're moss byproducts, the indistinct fruiting bodies of a huge interplanetary fungus. We could call it Candida Tardicans. [↩]Truth. [↩]Yep, this is not merely allowed but [...]

  9. [...] African glories of the "brotherhood" of girlihood, implicitly superficial, neoplastically ageless, HeLa matter for the saturation, oversaturation and eventual obliteration of all [...]

  10. [...] of even a single exemplar of the representative female yields unbearable nightmares of vomit and horror. An infantile worldview, basically. [↩]She hints amply, too -- her principal curiosity as to [...]

  11. [...] upon piled effort eventually got us to this cursed state wherein hunger is no longer a concern for the mass. Far, quite very fucking far from the age of wonder and "unleashed human potential" this [...]

  12. [...] Series has to do with the world, or series. What passes for "black" in the US has more to do with the lab than with the black. [↩]Spare me with the "exceptions" bullshit : socialisms are about the [...]

  13. [...] ruining the world with their half-baked, misshod notions of "a better world" that's only better for cancer and [...]

  14. [...] like lead. ———Niggers in America have about as little to do with negritude as HeLa has to do with [...]

  15. [...] book, in a pristine edition. Well... most of the time, anyways ; though at least some of the time HeLa wins out, [...]

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