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“Propaganda can’t get more effective than making Libs support arming Nazis. Fvck NATO, the CIA, FBI, NSA, DAVOS, the NWO, NAFO, the Dems, the GOP, the WEF, the World Bank, Soros, Gates and everybody else using their wealth and power to destroy the world, propagandize us and pit us against each other for their own benifit. How good is United States propaganda? It’s been 11 months. Russia has survived 9 rounds of Western sanctions and the U.S., EU and NATO have given Ukraine $100 billion in cash, weapons and training. They still have Americans believing Ukraine is winning and Russia is weak. Telling people that this war was not unprovoked and the United States spent 8 years trying to start it, that Ukraine is not winning and our politicians are stealing billions from us and giving it to their donors doesn’t mean we work for Putin. It’s just the truth.” (-Black In The Empire)
“A new UN report says over 11,000 children have been directly killed or maimed by the US-backed war on Yemen. This doesn’t include the many thousands killed by famine, lack of medicine, or unclean water. How exactly do Americans tell ourselves we’re the good guys?” (-Lee Camp)
“If the Green Party want to maintain any credibility it must distance itself from Howie Hawkins pro-NATO, pro-U.S. imperialism, pro-democrat party, pro-“American” nationalism.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“MLK was opposed to capitalism MLK was opposed to war. MLK was killed while standing in solidarity with striking sanitation workers. And the liberals that claim him now despised him.” (-Danny Haiphong)
DREAMS THAT AINT NEVER COME TRUE
Pig-media aint covering the anti war protests or Free Julian Assange demonstrations, but they are happening now in every major city across the world.
Don’t Extradite Assange – #FreeAssange on Twitter: “Special parliamentary screening of @IthakaMovie hosted by @RichardBurgon with @Stella_Assange 31 January, 7pm London #FreeAssangeNOW #DropTheCharges https://t.co/2UAx1KFj0Q” / Twitter
Kieran Pender on Twitter: “The ongoing detention and attempted extradition of Julian Assange are a profound threat to press freedom and whistleblowing around the world. @HumanRightsHRLC continues to call on the Australian government to take steps to secure his long-overdue release https://t.co/aci2RVp7jH” / Twitter
Revolutionary Blackout Network on Twitter: “For Years, the Pseudo Left Preached About How Hakeem Jeffries was an ENEMY of Progressives In 2022, Every Squad Member VOTED for him as Leader Now Hakeem is PUSHING for ANTI-CHOICE, ANTI-LABOR Judges Thanks Squad! For NOTHING! Watch Today https://t.co/C2ZTpTRmDE https://t.co/0oFRRVWUf3” / Twitter
“The U.S. should drop its’ commemoration of Dr. King’s birthday because there is no relationship between Dr. King that the Black freedom movement created & violent, warmongering U.S. settler-colonial state. The King birthday is a colonialist expropriation that should be rejected.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
America, as long standing and, even now, de facto apartheid state, has no trouble funding or befriending other apartheid states.” (-Schoboy)
Free The Truth: Free Assange – Documentary on Twitter: “A short excerpt from our interview with the wonderful Dr. Jill Stein, a spokesperson for Doctors For Assange. Doctors for Assange consists of more than 300 medical practitioners from 35 countries. support the upcoming film: https://t.co/oJyYiTYXRw #FreeAssangeNOW https://t.co/XqAdzn3S2F” / Twitter
Lori Spencer on Twitter: “@elonmusk banned Scott Ritter AGAIN? 🤬 #WTF His restoration on Twitter lasted less than 48 hours this time. What happened to #FreeSpeech on this platform? https://t.co/bDcgeBSQz5” / Twitter
“Free Palestine is trending. This is a reminder that the biggest impediment to Palestine’s liberation is the U.S.’s ceaseless funding of Israel’s apartheid regime.” (-Danny Haiphong)
“The United States can’t be responsible for killing as many innocent civilians in black and brown countries as they are, and ignore the genocide and apartheid committed by their allies, but care so much about the war in Ukraine unless they’re racist as hell or full of shit. Russia is beating NATO, the EU, 9 rounds of Western sanctions and $100 billion in cash, weapons, training and other military help from the West in Ukraine. Has everybody not noticed the United States threatening countries that did not go along with their sanctions?
As an American I fully understand why there is no push back from us, because we believe the world is supposed to do what we tell them or face the consequences. While we’re told our country is fighting for freedom and democracy the non western world sees it as our Gov’t organizing coups, pouring fuel on uprisings, killing their leaders, bombing them and stealing their resources. The rest of the world is right, we’re brainwashed. ” (-Black In The Empire)
“Who voted for a U.S. war with Russia? So then, what authority is being used to transfer money from the U.S. public to Ukraine & U.S. arms manufacturers? If the energy & arms manufacturers making record profits believe the war is important shouldn’t the war be privately financed?” (-Ajamu Baraka)
In addition to being devoted LIONS & GHOSTS fans from way back in the eighties, thanks to my awesome gloth and glam soul sister Record Store Angie from Fort Wayne, they were like a poppy Cure or Gene Loves Jezebel reminsicent glam band but with an ominous, brooding, poetic new wave edge, and strings arranged by Tony Visconti, and pop melodies ala Jellyfish or Big Star, which as a few of you know, is like my whole thing, and one of our favorite bands from more recent years is Joe Normal & The Anytown’rs featuring Lions & Ghosts guitar god, Michael Lockwood, who’s also renowned for his work with Aimee Mann, Susannah Hoffs, Fiona Apple. All us gutter gospel corner gang and out crowd kids are very sorry for his loss and are sending all our good vibes out to him and his kids. When my ship comes in, I’m gonna get those guys to produce me! So groovy, so talented. Peace, love.
WALL OF VOODOO
If you ever lived in L.A., you probably got sick of the Stan Ridgeway lineup’s ridiculously overplayed on KROQ song, “Mexican Radio”. I always liked their weirdo spaghetti western B movie road trip vibes, they were often described as Devo goes Oingo Boingo cowpunk, with both singersz sounding like they were phoning their vocals in on a c.b. radio. “Seven Days In Sammytown” was the record that got the most frequent spins at my place back when the kitchen was an all night open bar and we had streams of crazy people in and out all the time. We had these early morning bongo drum and harmonica jams and with at least three stereoes on the house there was always music playing-hiphop coming outta my roommate Hope’s room where she and her three friends would drink Jager and get ready to go out to Axis, Jacobites playing in Nikki’s room, some kinda indie film blaring on the tv with melissa parked on the couch inhaling deep from her bong. It was a perpetual lost weekend on the far side of crazy. A hooligan lived in the basement, he’d be jamming with the guitar teacher and the sax player and the moody tambourine shaker. All the roommates upstairs would always be pissed because he took long showers and never forkedover rent on payday, he’d just vanish. It was a good era in many ways, good era in most ways really. The hootennanny never seemed to end. I’d kinda flit about from room to room, entertaining guests, talking about Bob Dylan and Bukowski. Personally, I liked the Andy Prieby fronted version of the band better than the original, they were less nerdy/eccentric and more gothic and rocknroll. I also smile everytime I remember Prieboy wrote a play about Waxl called “White Trash Wins Lotto”. Very funny. They don’t make bands like Wall Of Voodoo no more, but if you’d like to try, shoot me a bat signal.
PSSST! FREE JULIAN ASSANGE! PASS IT ON!
Democracy Now! on Twitter: “On January 20, Democracy Now! will livestream the Belmarsh Tribunal from Washington, D.C., about the case of Julian Assange, press freedom and more. The tribunal will include Noam Chomsky, Jeremy Corbyn and many others. Details on our website: https://t.co/GGsBdtCSPZ” / Twitter
James Kennedy on Twitter: “#ICYMI my conversation with Stella Assange is out now on all platforms including YouTube. In this explosive chat, Stella brings us up to date with where things are at with Julian right now & what we can ALL do to help. Please listen, share & get involved👇 https://t.co/WDTJcruRUy https://t.co/Wq7TuGOcwJ” / Twitter
PACKS OF PITBULLS, FROSTY MORNING, DEAD DULL BOREDOM, GRAVEYARD TOWN
Reading that Westerberg book, he called his crack team of solo era, ever reliable pros, “paid companions”, I don’t want to pay my companions, ya feel me? Where I come from we got a word for that–somethin’ Santa sez alot. I laughed at the part of his book when he kept telling Johnette what an honor it was for her, a female to play on a Replacements record, and she went to get cigarettes and did not come back. One can easily argue that she’s an even better songwriter than he was in his prime. So I wrote a song this morning, something I had not done since my last collaboration resulted in an industry weasel wanting to seize control of my publishing copyrights and cut my main collaborator out completely, fuck that shit, I aint signed nothin’, but don’t mean mf’s can’t steal your shit.. You don’t always have the inspiration to wanna do it again after enough fuck overs. I worry for John Fogerty, probably one of this country’s best ever, because he just finally wrestled control of his own originals back after a lifetime of feeling like his old compositions were poisoned by that Zanz Can’t Dance unscrupulous manager and his traitorous old band. I feel for him for many reasons, but am wary about his wellbeing and safety, cause when Prince got his shit back, that’s when they found him dead and pig media promoted the mockingbird story that he was just another dead drug addict, and not an important and persuasive influencer who had written slave on his face, done battle for decades with the industry titans, went on BET to talk about geoengineering and the corrupt duopoly, and was spending big money discreetly bailing out young black activists involved in the Baltimore and Ferguson uprisings that the system wallpapered over with some opportunistic corporate sloganeering, by merely hiring some newly minted millionaire gotmine poc tokens, superfunding the murderous police state under cover of their maga psy op, and misdirecting legit black rage and righteous populist angst back into the irredeemable DNC voting put-ons. I don’t much miss my last part time labor or dishwashing gigs, but man, do I ever wanna get outta the house somedays. The tedium is murder. I’m up early on a Sunday thinking about venturing forth out into the dog perilous desert. I got a stick, not much of a deterrant if there’s more than one though, I’ll tell you that. I’ve had to fight growly attacking dogs off twice. It’s a drag, I don’t wanna get bit and I don’t wanna hit an animal and the owners of these snarly beasts are just bad people as far I’m concerned. You wanna dog, you should have to keep it inside, fenced in the yard or on a fucking leash. Period. They are irresponsible, passive aggressive, and really if we’re honest aggressive-aggressive sons a bitches these packs of pitbulls owners of the desert Southwest.
George Galloway on Twitter: “#SUNDAY Join me for The Mother Of All Talk Shows! With guests @MaxBlumenthal and @GonzaloLira1968 Watch @MoatsTV LIVE on all platforms 🎙#MOATS EVERY SUNDAY 🇬🇧 7PM GMT LONDON 🇺🇸 PT 11AM – ET 2PM #UkraineRussiaWar #BidenClassified #BidenGarage #Ukraine #Davos https://t.co/vHVI5ifJo7” / Twitter
Anya Parampil on Twitter: “Overjoyed to hear Baltimore has finally freed Keith Davis Jr. Police shot Davis while in pursuit of another suspect & spent the last 7 years trying to cover up their mistake by relentlessly prosecuting him Refreshing to wake up to good news, for once” / Twitter
“The people getting richest from the overwhelming destruction of Yemen are arms dealers like Raytheon, Lockheed, General Dynamics, BAE Systems, Elbit Systems & more. BAE Systems has tried to launder their image by reading fairy tales to children… I’m not kidding. They distribute videos to schools showing military personnel reading stories like “Jack & The Beanstalk” to children. The Israeli company Elbit Systems is so repellent that even big bank HSBC has cut ties. HSBC is perhaps best known for laundering billions for blood-soaked drug cartels. And Elbit Systems is too much even for THEM. Here are all the dirty details about multi-billion-dollar weapons contractors getting even richer from the US-backed assault on Yemen. Some of it is too insane to believe.” (-Lee Camp)
FLOWER IN THE DESERT
Yeah ya know I complain a lot about how there aint enough real rocknroll left around in this decaying, dystopian hellscape world, but I’m always enthused to hear more from Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy who are still treading the boards like Godzilla Motherfuckers according to my much beloved self destruction bluesman and frequent songwriting collaborator, the legendary gypsy road hog, stopless motorcycle cowboy, travelin man and Angus Young of the plantation-states, your favorite he-dog highway chile, Nastee Bastido, of the Original Suffering Bastards, who saw them live last year. The Beggar’s Banquet Arkive who really oughta send me a promo copy of that Hypnotics boxset I wrote some liner notes for have just released my fave record “LOVE” on colored vinyl!!! I guess I am still just a total fan for those blokes cause in spite of having infiltrated the mainstream way back in the eighties, and flickering in and out of popular consciousness, money, drugs, model girlfriends, metal makeovers, having to fraternize with Metallica, all that kinda shit, the CULT remain the rarest breed of real rockstar who never let go of their downhome everyman, gothic streetwise, rebellious rabbkle rousing, anti establishment anarchist, post punk rocker sensibilities, and never stopped writing brilliant songs full of heart and soul. I was not that into Ian’s stint with the 21st Century Doors or whatever, but other than that…they never really disappoint, and let’s be honest, had Ray Manzarek, who wrote the intro to my friend Yvonee de la Vega’s book, asked me to put on some sunglasses and snakeskin pants and sing “Land Ho” and “Roadhouse Blues” with him n Robbie, would I have turned him down? Nahh. They even had a member of FOUR HORSEMEN in their band! Long live Ian Astbury & Billy Duffy!!
INDUSTRY SLAVES AND SOCK PUPPETS FOR HONKY EMPIRE
“Next thing you know we’re gonna be giving Ukraine Med4All. Can somebody ask our weapons manufacturers if we can stop this war now? Do you need any more proof that our Gov’t doesn’t give a damn about us? You should start wondering who is paying these people on TV everyday screaming about sending more weapons. Our rulers don’t care about democracy, they’re protecting their hegemony. Our Empire is dying and sees Russia and China as the threats to their hegemony.
They cannot bear the thought of having to share power so instead of working together they must convince us that they are our enemies that we must crush. They are not attacking us, we’re attacking them. There are far too many people that consider themselves on the Left that forgot they are constituents that are supposed to be holding their politicians to their campaign promises and just became fans ready to defend their inaction. They’re getting away with using a war to steal billions from us again and give it to their donors. Americans will never figure out how this works. Weekly Reminder: The Ukraine Gov’t could have honored their Peace Agreement with Russia instead of allowing their country to wind up as a US pawn in a proxy war.” (-Black In The Empire)
HAPPENING HERE, TOO, RIGHT HERE IN RIVER CITY AMONG THE BATSHIT OBVLIVIOUS, OBEDIENT, VIRTUE SIGNALING CONSUMER, DIVIDED SLAVES OF GITMO, GOTMINE, GOOSESTEP HAPPY FASCISM & PERMANENT AMNESIA! “
BREAKING: The censorship regime in Brazil is growing rapidly, virtually daily now. We just obtained a censorship order that is genuinely shocking, directing multiple social media platforms to *immediately* remove numerous prominent politicians and commentators.” (-Glenn Greenwald)
“Keenan Anderson wasn’t tasered to death by Russians, Chinese or Iranians but good old U.S. settlers in police uniforms. Yet the phony leftists of the Ukrainian Solidarity Network are upset that Black radicals reject their pro-NATO, pro-war support for U.S. & European white power.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
Whitney Webb on Twitter: “This is the latest installment of Johnny’s series on the connections between Klaus Schwab, Henry Kissinger and American intelligence. You can read the previous articles in this series by clicking here: https://t.co/NtNERf0K05” / Twitter
Useful Idiots on Twitter: ““Politicians care about their careers more than principles.” Self-proclaimed non-racists like Pelosi use racist attacks against opponents of color to keep their power. “It’s impossible not to in a fascist country.” @ShahidForChange @aaronjmate @kthalps https://t.co/Nm98p7pslz” / Twitter
Whitney Webb on Twitter: “NEW from @johnnyvedmore As Kissinger’s Int’l Seminar was revealed to be CIA funded, CFR elites created a new organization at Harvard to train young global leaders. The German Marshall Fund was created by a CIA-linked Kissinger protégé named Guido Goldman. https://t.co/DGJfRxGQEU” / Twitter
“The U.S. has been at war for more than 90 percent of its existence. The death toll from these wars is tens of millions.
Remember that when lecturing Russia about engaging in a conflict with Ukraine for less than a year. F*ck the EU, f*ck NATO, and F*CK the American Empire. Have a great day.” (-Danny Haiphong)
“The “unprovoked” war in Ukraine is a US propaganda fairytale for idiots and children.” (-Kim Dotcom)
Joe Emersberger on Twitter: “Really impactful to look through all these together even if you were already aware of many of them. Really drives home how crucial the entertainment industry to the western state propaganda system” / Twitter “(-Jeffrey Cooper)
“Thread of the most cringey, embarrassing establishment perception management being done around Zelensky and Ukraine, in no particular order. Suggestions welcome. #1: House Republican Introduces Resolution to Place Bust of Zelensky in the Capitol” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
RUSSIAGATE WITH DRUM MACHINES! WEAPONIZING POP KKKULTURE! DANCING WITH THE SPOOKS: DO YOU SUPPOSE NATO LEFT EMPIRE CELEBS LIKE BONO, SEAN PENN, PETER GABRIEL, GEORGE CLOONEY, MARK HAMMILL & NICHOLE KIDMAN EVEN KNOW WHO/WHAT THEY ARE PROMOTING? WHO/WEF/NWO/CIA?
When celebs go secret police: Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “Nothing could be more artistically inspiring than the cutouts of the CIA and MI6” / Twitter
“This has become stale & ridiculous! Do record contracts & movie deals come with a spook clause requiring active participation in “wag-the-dog” style perception management & disinformations ops, or are corporate owned “artists” really this uninformed & out of touch w/reality?” (-Tiberius Gaiuss Gracchus)
“…Bellingcat is a Western Imperialist deep-state cut-out, you fool” (-All Power To The Working Class)
“Pop musicians are generally not very bright.” (-Roads Of Glass)
“So disappointing…” (-Arlene Ademo)
“Bellingcat? Oh dear, you’ve sold out big time.” (-Methi)
“Bellingcat? That was a sledgehammer.” (-Danne Dollar)
“I’m removing all your songs from my files.
NATO stooge.” (-John Giles)
“I’ll take “musicians who work for government agencies” for £100 please.” (-Sussex Matt)
“The military-industrial complex thanks you!” (-Sczimmi Schlick)
“You wrote Biko. How on earth did you become a stooge? Inspired by @bellingcat ? Nah bro, you’ve lost the plot.” (-Mario)
All my heroes turned out to be clowns. Et tu, Peter? LOL. Only one song I cared for anyhow. Not a huge loss. Now go get lost ya freak. Bellingcat!!!” (-Christian Cannon)
I hope it will be the flop it deserves to be! #Bellingcrap” (-Carmen Renieri)
“Everyone should look into Bellingcat & the fact they’re just a cutout of the CIA.” (-Jamie N)
“Nothing puts a song in my heart like a psyop” (-Vito Brevis)
I guess the cia had to hunt down someone for their team after roger waters is huge influencing political opinion. Is he on payroll of the CIA, MI6? Wouldn’t surprise me.” (-Sonia Lena)
“Operation Mockingbird in music form.” (-Greek Fugie)
“It’s heartbreaking to discover someone you’ve admired become a stooge for neoliberalism and Western hegemony.” (-DBSK)
“To say he’s been a huge disappointment is a huge understatement” (-Yorkshire Hiker)
Brian Eno seems like a conscientious artist who supports Assange and the Palestinians. Maybe Gabriel should have a word with him” (-Peter Dale Black Metal)
“Good that finally the glitter is falling off and we get to glimpse at the turd underneath. Lots of glitter shedding the past three years. Very enlightening, but awfully depressing.” (-Last Goose)”
He’s inspired by BELLINGCAT!!” (-Otto Gets Blotto)
Admittedly a huge letdown to see one of my musical heroes turn out this way, but he’s like #3000 on the list, at this point. #JeuxSansFrontiers” (-Burner Account)
This survey was done by the ADL and purposely conflates antisemitism with criticisms of Israel. Respondents saying they don’t view Israel as a technology leader is a chalked up as a “centuries-old anti-Jewish stereotype” somehow.” (-Michael Arria)
Less than a month after Zelensky compared Bakhmut to Saratoga, the American Revolutionary War battle which turned the tide against the British and convinced France to join as a formal Yankee ally, the Biden admin spins Ukraine’s potential defeat in the city as insignificant.” (-Max Blumenthal)
“Congressman, I’m an American citizen, I love my country, and accusing me of repeating “Kremlin talking points” when I report something you find inconvenient is beyond reprehensible. You and your sleazy red-baiting pals in congress should be ashamed.” (-Matt Taibbi to Ted Lieu)
Nina 🐙 Byzantina on Twitter: “Let’s talk about the Italian photojournalist, Andrea (Andy) Rochelli, killed with his interpreter Andrei Mironov on May 24, 2014, by the Ukrainian Armed Forces while documenting the Donbass war. The Italian authorities described these deaths as murder. https://t.co/Vhc8kVLrqn https://t.co/v8fmURO1gU” / Twitter
James Cintolo, RN FN CPT on Twitter: “🚨BREAKING — Switzerland deploys up to 5,000 army troops to protect Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum in Davos. https://t.co/10kuWt6Gva https://t.co/L2h0VneRjP” / Twitter
KOOL STUFF WE DIG THOROUGHLY:
AINT ALL ROSES:
“Release them already – the black lists, shadow bans, visibility filters, trend blockers etc.
#DamnTheBans” (-Dr. Jill Stein on fascist suppression of free speech online by deep state spooks, collaborating techlords, evil billionaires, soldout celebs and puppet politicians. *It aint just Facebook and Twitter. Even Rolling Stone has been weaponized for war.)
System Update on Twitter: ““Given the preponderance of fraud, given the role of Democratic partisan actors in this fraud… that to me is the angle here that needs the most scrutiny.” @AaronJMate on debunked Russiagate claims & where the new House subcommittee should look for potential abuses of power 👇 https://t.co/bm2ETHd8T8” / Twitter
Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “Great extended conversation about recent Twitter files exposing some of the most cynical Russiagate lies, legacy media’s refusal to answer for its deceptions, and some details on how Matt reported this important story which I didn’t know” / Twitter
“It’s weird to watch the sprawling post-2016 Russiagate interference operation, which involved FBI/Democratic/media units spreading humiliating conspiracy theories with aims including excusing Clinton’s loss and undermining diplomacy with Russia, get retconned by the same dupes.” (-Aaron Mate)
FREE ASSANGE! FREE THE PRESS! RESTORE THE BILL OF RIGHTS!
Cathy Vogan on Twitter: “Six of the best for #Assange! Thank you Labor for your message to @POTUS and thank you @AlboMP for the work you’re doing now to free him. Soon, we hope. https://t.co/CvOw1bSiJ2” / Twitter
ON THE ROAD TO RUIN
Original Queen Of Noise, CherieCurrie the dynamite Runaways lead vocalist and noted chainsaw artisan has a brand new LP on the way and will be touring the UK. Her record was produced by ex Cult/GNR drummer Matt Sorum and co stars some special guests including Juliette Lewis, Brody Dalle, and Billy Corgan. I’m listening to it right now-it’s better than I’d expected. Check these cuts out!!! Very glam. Gorgeous stuff! She’s still awesome. Her tour will be supported by a band called Blue Ruin who remind me of like the Donnas.
Roxy Roller – YouTube how boss is this cut right here?! FAB!
Mr. X – YouTube this is goin out to my fallen amigo Dave Andra also known as “The Original Mr. X”-Billy Ray Bogart!
“Today economic inequality is more crushing and extreme than virtually anytime in history. Congress leaves millions of Americans hungry and rent-stressed. While they give themselves a massive pay raise.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)
“The squad is fake opposition serving the interests of neoliberal capitalist elite that control all aspects of U.S. state who are in an intra-bourgeois struggle with Trumpien nationalist forces over direction of state policies. We must be opposed to both wings of bourgeoisie.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIKE TRUMP TO KNOW THAT RUSSIAGATE WAS FABRICATED COLD WAR BULLSHIT FROM DAY ONE.
Caitlin Johnstone: Walking Back the Russian Troll Scare (consortiumnews.com)
TWISTED SISTER “I WANNA ROCK!”
They might be unrepentant capitalist money grubbers who keep relentlessly milking their 15 minutes of 80’s MTV super fame, and licensing their fake protest songs to Wal Mart and shit, and I was never really that in to their badly produced, overwought heavy metal anthems or terrible make a buck Christmas shit like my metal head ex friends were. I hung around the Beavis & Butthead, Headbanger’s Balls, Quiet Riot stoners who all talked in fake Spicoli voices who mosty lived behind the Amurkkkan Mall in those really nauseating stench, low income apartments for immigrants and poor folks that me n Ernie Fisher delivered the newspaper to. I was so hated by the older jock preppie sons a bitches that even my stonewashed stoner Joe Dirt mulleted dirtbike gang would pretend not to know me at school or on the bus. A Mexican guitarist named Rick R., some brothers with a treehouse named Kyle, Kevin and a third K name I can’t recall. A black kid named Calvin lived beneath one of those big electric towers and him and all his brothers had extra fingers and toes but yeah I hear you see no evil except for Trump safespacers saying “causation is not causality” again, yes yes, I know you like reciting that one, it’s your special helper science mantra, cause you are so super smart, like Bill Nye, and Dr. Biden, I get it, you told me, already. Anyways, there was a guy named the Ratt, a guy named the Gostrich, a dude named Deke who loved Gary Moore, Randy Rhoades, Michael Shenker Group, and the Doors was a badass guitar player who I loved for his gallows humor, excessive talent, high intellect, and defiant spirit who always got in trouble for profanely impersonating Hitler’s nutty rabid speeches, or otherwise being really gratuitously offensive, banging garbage can lids while goose stepping down the street, biting other kids-leaving teethmarks like a werewolf, repeatedly breaking my glasses. I was his biggest fan, too. He reminded me of Jim Morrison. I took him to meet an older punk one time and he fucking knocked over all the planters in the front of that guy’s building, undermining my plans to get a band going so we could one day escape that shithole death town, sadly insuring that we could never become a proper punk band together, he fuckedoff and joined the military soon after that which I always thought was sad, but I was always anti war, anti imperialism, anti racist, anti censorship, pro human rights and civil liberties, and he always called me “The Flower Power Popster” way back when we were thirteen or fourteen. There were some dickhead metal dudes from Toledo who’d come down to our town, impress the metal girls, invite themselves over, and while the Eddie Van Halen lookalike, Bill Somebody, fucked them in their bedrooms beneath their Cinderella and Bon Jovi posters, his reeferhead Slayer friends would rob all their parents shit, put the valuables and electronics in pillow cases and go back to pawn it all in Toledo. One of those guys extra hated me in particular, cause his first real sexy blonde girlfriend fell in love with me. So him and some of his buddies broke into my main guitarist Dave Diamond’s mom’s house, stole his first proper guitar that she had worked overtime a a secretary to buy for him. I never liked those guys after that. I knew EXACTLY who did it. I think she told the police who it was but they’d already pawned it in Toledo. I think they stole some shit from my stepfather, too, probably. One of ’em we’ll call Chuck cause that was his name was half cool but clearly too much of a pathetic follower, even though he shoulda known better cause he hung with my catholic school pal, Mitch, but yeah, they were not good guys. After that I knew we weren’t never gonna be friends, even when they started showing up at like Dogs D’Amour concerts acting like they wanted be friendsy. The main dude, a dickhead whose dad beat him, moved to Arizona, got famous in a monster mask heavy metal band. I still have bad feelings about them ripping off Dave’s guitar cause I knew how hard his mom worked to get it for him. She’s in the hospice now and I always apprecaited that lady-she looked out for me when I had no place to go. I got attached to her.
I’m not really a metal kid at all aside from Van Halen. In my old age I guess I’ve become more tolerant of loudmouth Sebastian whose ex bandmates seem like such sore winners with all that money he helped ’em get, I may even have compassion during the Brett Michaels and Mick Mars health struggles and shit, but never much cared for any of the big headbanger bands, they all seemed to only be capable of two songs each. But then when I saw Dee Snider go before congress and put up such a righteous fight against the original cancel culture fake feminist elite Washington Wives censorship shit, I kinda begrudingly came to see him as a right on ally, in the war against the jive. Those awful anti rock P.M.R.C. wenches went on all the daytime talkshows and convinced all the Phil Donahue stay at home mothers that rocknroll was to blame for alla society’s problems, and all these for profit, anti rock private dentention child gulags started opening up and confiscating kids spiky leather gear and black t shirts, and trying to bootcamp the rebellious spirit out of us. They really came after me, and new wave Jaysin B, and efficiently corraled Dustin and Deke into the service.The antirock shit became such a big establishment noise for a couple of years, the government went after Jello Biafra and Dead Kennedys, ruining his life by keeping him tied up in court for years. “People” magazine put headlines on the cover, “HAS ROCK GONE TOO FAR?” with pics of Madonna, Prince and David Lee Roth. What a shitshow that was. Then, they trotted out all the shorthaired preppie choreographed and overproduced, awful, assemblyline, 90210 white boybands to cash in on the success of New Edition and Boys II Men. Fuckshit, it’s been that shit mostly, non stop, ever since. Revenge Of The Douchbags. You think Cobain pulled the trigger on all that dope? Why is the handwriting at the bootom of his suicide note so different? I was not into the grunge, though I did like the Replacements and the Pixies-two of the bands Cobain copied a lot from. Mother Love Bone were fabulous. Til Andy died. Guns N Roses got too rich to be good, lost their cool and kicked Adler out, Izzy understandably got sick of all their egotrip private plane, show up late and punch somebody out, bullshit, and wisely walked. Who came along after that? Buck Cherry? They only had one good song, really, maybe two. Fake Axl. Do you see how cowardly the Green Day rockstars and punks of today have all become? Like they stand for nothing, but victory lap stadium filling and not really singing and selling more shit by ripping off old Buzzcocks or Dolls or Ramones or Aerosmith some more. Dee Snider was no coward back in the old school cool, right the fuck on sick motherfucking friends of Twisted Sister heyday. He basically told Tipper Gore to go fuck herself, and John Denver and Frank Zappa did, too. Nobody fights for free speech anymore, too blindly devoted to their duopoly faction. Identity Puppets. Smell of their own success. I knew things had gotten impossibly fucked up and there was no reforming or salvaging the system, when Bush/Cheney stole that election from P.M.R.C./NWO/Big Oil/Private Plane/Greenwashin’ Al Gore, flatout in real time, and tv whores convinced all the shitlibs Ralph Nader had something to do with it, even after all those decades he spent fighting for them. These lost cause, daytime tv talk show fucked up, fuckin shitlibs were unreachable at that point. My ex and her rich mom and sisters kept saying “we” had to kill everybody in Afghanistan for feminism, cause that’s what they heard on Oprah.
Probably my favorite thing about Twisted Sister is how they savagely lampooned all those hardon aggressor authority figure idiots who tortured all us smalltown kids for all our young lives, drove summa those kids to suicide, drove me outta school and locked us up in cold little cells, all just because we wanted to rock.
The way my metalhead crew loved the Crue and Ozzy, that’s how I loved the Deadboys. Do you think Axl knows who Peter Laughner is?
Ajamu Baraka on Twitter: “I have over a 100K followers. You see how many may have seen this tweet? But hey, we will keep pushing out the alternative analysis. Totalitarianism must be resisted especially when it comes in the guise of democracy.” / Twitter
STOP WORSHIPPING POLITICIANS AND ROYALS!
HIPSTER GENTRIFICATION PEOPLE SUCK & SO DO PEOPLE WHO SUCKUP TO WEALTHY GALLERY, BOUTIQUE OR NIGHTCLUB OWNERS WHO HATE THE HOMELESS!
Your foolish sensitivity studies shitlib friends motherfuckin clutch their pearls when the first lady and Gropey Joe dementia handler aint called school teacher Doctor but they never call Dr. Jill Stein doctor and she’s a medical Doctor, they still mad she said more studies should be done on long term affects on children of new technologies and warp speed approved medications. I dunno about this country, they all seem like some craven social climber fakeass motherfuckers. They will say they don’t like somebody cause they are outspoken, or dress different, think something is funny that they find offensive, or they say somebody had too many lovers in the eighties, or drank too much, blah blah blah. The real hard truth of it, is most middle class shitlibs always only punch down cause they are cowards who only want more authority for themselves and perversely worship the rich and hate the poor, they are class warriors in bed with their own slave master abusers.
Dr. Jill Stein🌻 on Twitter: “Russiagate hysteria is inseparable from the social media campaign exposed in twitter files: “the US Security State [has] been using leverage & power over Big Tech to get rid of voices” of dissidents/critics the Security State agents wanted silenced. See Greenwald’s SystemUpdate15″ / Twitter
“We won’t be free until our minds are free. Until all of us (not just the lucky few who happen to stumble outside the narrative matrix) are able to shape their own perspectives based on truth rather than on what benefits the powerful. Until we’re able to become true individuals.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
“Thank you CodePink for helping to further expose the warmongering policies of the neo-fascist democrats. Democrats have no moral credibility as they continue to concede ideological terrain to the “farther” right in republican party.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“Funny how the Biden admin will go after gas stoves for reportedly being bad for your health but won’t go after glyphosate (roundup) and many other deadly chemicals still on the market.” (-Whitney Webb)
“Every single House Democrat voted against the establishment of a Frank Church-style committee to investigate civil liberties violations and covert activities by the FBI and CIA, including the bureau’s potential use of informants & assets to instigate & inflame political violence.” (-Max Blumenthal)
Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “If fighting disinformation mattered to US media elites, each story published on the threat of Russian bots would now be retracted, editors would be fired, and apologies would be issued. But they are in fact the world’s top disseminators of disinformation. https://t.co/3Ake3umu4Q” / Twitter
Jimmy Dore on Twitter: “Cuz they want us fighting each other not the Oligarchs who own them. Workers joining together along class lines against the Establishment is a real threat,which is why they want you to hate your neighbor & blame them for your pain instead of the people in control of uni-party gov” / Twitter
Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “ASD/Hamilton 68 have been cited endlessly by corporate media outlets as experts on the role Russian bots played in electing Trump, deploying a series of clear lies to cultivate public support for social media censorship and the eventual Ukraine proxy war https://t.co/H8dSl88PRY” / Twitter
Matt Taibbi on Twitter: “14.“I encourage you to be skeptical of Hamilton 68’s take on this, which as far as I can tell is the only source for these stories,” said Global Policy Communications Chief (and future WH and NSC spokesperson) Emily Horne. She added: “It’s a comms play for ASD.” https://t.co/PZRZC51K7f” / Twitter
“Even Twitter execs knew ASD/Hamilton 68’s attributions were a complete sham
But they did nothing to publicly call out Senate Dems relying on ASD’s “experts” to shut down a hashtag calling for transparency on illegal wiretapping of the Trump ’16 campaign” (-Max Blumenthal)
Jimmy Dore on Twitter: ” I’ve been proven right about everything Covid while U were pushing Big Pharma propaganda & smearing anyone who questioned them as “anti-vax”, the laziest of smears. I get you have to make up things that I never said to discredit me cuz you’ve got nothing but blind hate for me. https://t.co/RR8jhY57aD” / Twitter
“And we tried so hard and we looked so cool and we lived our lives in black…” (-Jesus & Mary Chain)
“I want to emphasize something: The fact that J6 & J8 resemble each other on the surface is 1) on purpose 2) not the most important thing but rather evidence of US influence. It dismisses US election issues as conspiracy & empowers the right in LATAM toward revolt-which is the pt. US Americans by now should know that our elections are not fair and haven’t been for a long time. Any way you twist it, Democrat or Republican it’s not a fair system period. January 6 which again was FBI led, made questioning it a crime. In Brazil’s case the issue is economics.” (-Fiorella Isabel)
“Good to see that it is now safe enough now for mainstream political types to criticize Big Pharma again. Man that took a reeeeeeally a long time for these guys to find their balls, but welcome to the fight!” (-Jimmy Dore)
“When Julian Assange asked me to be his lawyer, of course, I said yes…What Wikileaks did is the essence of journalism: Discover and publish the truth, and ensure people could access it.” ( – Baltasar Garzón)
johndissed on Twitter: ““Clots going from the ankle to the groin, shooting to both lungs, and killing the victim is a description out of a science fiction horror movie yet in this report produced by our own gov’t gives no apologies nor raises a sense of alarm for the public.” https://t.co/T18Tn3jvDo” / Twitter
Robert W Malone, MD on Twitter: “I guess it is time to re-post this. HHS cannot claim that no-one could have foreseen the problems with the boosters, because I did! In sworn testimony. https://t.co/0yC6R9EiRd” / Twitter
Jimmy Dore on Twitter: “The CIA really put on the best show in Hollywood don’t they? Imagine being a Hollywood actor thinking you’re fighting for freedom while being a complete tool of the MIC & imperialism & cheering on literal Nazis? Indeed stranger than fiction.” / Twitter
WikiLeaks on Twitter: “New: Julian Assange’s wife on the ongoing persecution of her husband and growing calls for his release @Stella_Assange | @JamesKennedyUK Link: https://t.co/SeWG9ZONGq https://t.co/9dRaB8oOPN” / Twitter
Mick Wallace on Twitter: “When you see the #EuropeanUnion supporting the Coup in #Peru and ignoring the outcry from the people, you have to wonder just how much do they really care about Democracy – Or is all about pursuing and protecting Business interests..? https://t.co/m8uqJ5GGZ8” / Twitter
Marwa Osman || مروة عثمان on Twitter: “#BrasilContraTerrorismo #LulaPresidente Can the CIA stop using the same manual? We do not have fish memory and we do live in the age of social media. https://t.co/oKYepi3bOc” / Twitter
streetaction4freespeech on Twitter: “Today marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Aaron Swartz. An incredibly gifted programmer who could have easily made a comfortable life for himself in prosperity, but was only interested in working for justice and freedom of information. #RIP #AaronSwartz https://t.co/2U7qossJmG” / Twitter
Angelo Giuliano 🇮🇹 🇨🇭/ living in 🇨🇳 on Twitter: “After 27 years living in China I have NEVER seen what the West calls a SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEM, it just doesn’t exist ! On contrary, the West is projecting on China what it wants to do to its people alongside the WEF, fascism disguised, coz they think they know what is best for you.” / Twitter
Andy Worthington on Twitter: “Marking 7,671 days of #Guantanamo’s existence today (the 21st anniversary of its opening), former prisoners Mansoor Adayfi & Mohamedou Ould Slahi urge President Biden to close it without further delay. Please join them! https://t.co/fTMVPEbM4z https://t.co/Z5yDjS8Yq9” / Twitter
Glenn Greenwald on Twitter: “The findings from the survey itself are even more striking. It only took 6 years for “data” to prove the obvious: in an election where oligarchs spend trillions; CIA/FBI/DHS are involved; major media corporations are doing everything possible, a few Twitter bots are irrelevant. https://t.co/YIo8n7pf0F” / Twitter
THE ANDY McCOY BOOK
Like me, Andy McCoy laments how fixated and obsessed people have become with money-they only seem to care about fucking money-that’s their real and only gawd. Of course some people over here in the Divided States of Gitmo and Gotmine Amnesia sometimes slag the great and terrible Andy cause they heard him on some youtuber heavy metal podcast mumbling in his third language or whatever, and he may seem like he’s gotten a bit older and or a bit cocktail tipsy and ya know Andy McCoy has never shied away from, or denied, that he likes a cocktail every once in while on a social occassion to break the ice, that he rather enjoys altering his consciousness from time to time, but on top of being a rare, exteremly high level talented musician, songwriter, visionary and gutsy as fuck path finder in his bold youth, he is also a wise philosopher and a crazy painter who met both Bob Marley and Chuck Berry as a kid, and eventually became like one of them. He’s like a shamanic wiseman up on the mountain where only the snow leopards and sherpas, and eagles dare. It’s such a good book, I’m only half way through it, and was shocked by all the risky stuff those dudes did to make their action happen. They were not fucking around, they gave it their all, total commitment, big gamblers, those boys. That is why they are the Legends. What do we got over here? Coverbands. DJ nights. Imitation songs, zombies of death. So sad and tragic-we are all drowning in fake news delivered overwhelmingly by the Big 5 monopoly establishment media whores for war, sponsored by weapon manufacturers and big pharma-all I get to see or hear are these Bill Gates programmed robotic puppets, obedient partisans, eager consumers of untested products, people waving flags for causes they know nothing about, all because the tv told them to-even some old celebrities get baffled by the big machine. You see those stupid pro war, rah rah memes about propaganda dumbfuckery middle class boomer programming, “Dancing With The Stars” doing some ridiculous glorification of Zelensky’s Azov Battalions? Bill Hicks used to talk about the “American Gladiators” fight show back when he was still alive. Remember that? No? “Go back to sleep, amerikkka, your government has it all under control!” I sit in a fuckin’ dark, cold garage alone and listen to crazy old music from an ever receding better time. Wish I had some cigarettes but they’re like fifteen bucks a pack here. Have you heard the Trench Dogs, or Nancy Boys, my rocknroll divorced old muckers? That easily coulda been us. We were two steps from the move.
LISA MARIE PRESLEY IS DEAD AT 54 FROM CARDIAC ARREST
You know I got two buttons pinned to my denim jacket here-one is the Furs, and one is Sun Records the old Elvis label, that discovered him and also kinda captured that old heavy echo, howling rockabilly, moonshine crazy, Sun sound that influenced all my faves like the Cramps and Chris isaak and Motorcycle Boy and Beasts Of Bourbon. So I been an Elvis fan all my life, from the cradle on, I was mostly raised by my grandmother, while my mom was away at college or had busy jobs teaching, and my grandmother was Elvis crazy. One of her former son in laws stood outside all night long in the Kentucky Rain once to buy her tickets to see Elvis at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, but he died before the concert. In middle school, I wore one of those pink Elvis tickets around in my hat brim and you know the jocks in the Member’s Only jackets and stupid fucking obligatory dumb Izods always knocked me backwards down the steps and shit, you were only allowed to like what they liked-Trans Ams, kung fu, football, wrestling, basketball, and golf. The country club parents trained ’em to be like that, and they had all the admin, coaches, and juvie authorities in pocket, so the culture wars started early for me. I still like the Psychedelic Furs, too. Obviously. I used to look at the hometown obituaries and there might be four or five tributes, nowadays it’s like forty at a time, you just have to keep scrolling-teenagers, elders. Athletes, drummers, celebrities, people keep dropping dead at an accelerating rate now, and none on the know it all, smarty pants haves on the hill got any theories, they say it’s just cause of all the sudden coincidences. I say sudden and undexpectedly aint cause of death. Two of my homies died in thir fifties, “just suddenly”. Lisa Marie had too much money ya know, like she made friends with nobody musicians and weirdo artists but you can’t really get too invested with a Lisa Marie for very long, cause no matter how cool or pretty she might be, she’s got way too many, influencers, advisors, and handlers, a big ass cult, a lotta parasites and hangers on, who all want to control her family fortune, her kid has even died young already, which seemed like a horrifying ordeal for some well intentioned, compassionate human being to cope with. She loved that movie they made about her daddy and the actor who portrayed her pop, but me I never seen it, they still want seven to eleven bucks to watch it on the Roku Amazon box or at that redbox dvd rental machine outside the dollar store and I really do not like Tom Hanks at all. I never knew Lisa Marie, but I did know Amy Wichmann, the Miniskirt Mob guitar heroine who was 100% convinced her showgirl mom and a certain biggest name of all time rockstar dad created her and that Lisa Marie was her half sister. Of course Amy Wichmann sadly died a long, long time ago. She was my first or second friend in Hollywood, and the person I talked to on the phone everyday for quite awhile. She always genuinely believed she was Presley’s daughter, too. So I’ve been told that people who loved Lisa Marie have been turned and burned, chased away, and smeared and slandered, by her no remorse permanent ATM megamachine, mainly if she liked ’em too much, the powers and principalities would always step in and divide, threaten or outright crush her associates and their livelihoods and reputations, to dominate, own, or keep control of all her shit. Too young, too soon, damn shame, too. I think she had some talent. I pray for her kids, man. I remember when her album came out, and was getting some airplay on tv and we were living back in my hometwon, taking care of my much beloved, ailing grandmother. I was working as a dishwasher of course, and my gal was working as a waitress at a high stress fancy restaurant on the river where George Clooney’s parent frequently ate. I was still seeing one of my former bandmates back then, he’d show up from time to time and we’d run through some acoustic versions of all the sad as fuck bitter country songs we’d co written after our divorces, and I’d encourage him to practice, to learn how to play some Flamin Groovies and Badfinger songs, load him up with books and cds for inspiration, and give him neat stacks of leather and cool cowboy clothes to take back North to his hometown where he was still probably a little bit of a rockstar himself. I was just pained something fierce by the unfair absence of my childern who’d been spirited across the country to a prohibitively expensive and hypergentrified hipster Honkytopia, and also, by the sad suffering of my aunt who was drinking heavily over the loss of her dad and the suicide of her husband. So being back home in Kentucky, I always kinda had the Presleys on my mind-my preacher used to talk about Elvis right there in church-we used to go to Memphis in the summer, Elvis was a big part of my whole heritage and culture growing up. I read a lotta books on Michael Jackson and I think Lisa genuinely loved him, felt for his plight, saw him being targeted for his moolah ,and wanted to believe the love was genuinely mutual and tried to rescue him from dark forces and make it work and help him have a sane, loving family life, I really do believe her intentions were real and good and true. I always had compassion for her-particularly cause I know it’s bad to lose a parent, have too much privilege with everybody wanting to kiss your ass so they can make an easy buck off you-that happened to some girls I loved who came from little itsy-bitsy empires. It’s also a tough hustle to grow up in the spotlight always being gossipped about or not really knowing who your true friends ever were-I’m nobody and I got scarred from summa that myself. Just in a microversion. Then you throw in being conditioned in a crazy cult like chucrch all your life and having all that money, fuckin’ A, it’s gonna fuck you up. This is a mad, mad world. I wonder who got all that money. Same with Prince. He was outspokenly anti drugs most of his life, even gave Morris shit for merely drinking, man do I know how that is, Morris, but they tell us after he’d gotten control of his publishing and master tapes back that he was hiding a desperate addiction and was too pained to walk or dance but we all seen footage of him casually riding his bike around town, they tell us he died in the elevator with his clothes on backwards and with no will or anything, “are we ever gonna let the levator bring us down, fuck no”. His long estranged sister, who he did not like, took control of his giant mansion, had his body cremated and installed there like only days later and was selling booze from Paisley, opened it like Graceland to the public, started charging big money for tours and the record company was almost overnight relesaing all this unheard shit like “Moon Levels” he did not want put out. Doing a brisk business of fresh, high priced, Prince merch online. They say all that money was split between his half siblings, some of whom have died, but you know, I’m skeptical about the whole story of Prince’s death and The Money. Dick Gregory, before he died, the sixties civil rights activist and trail blazing black comedian who Prince admired, he went public and said repeatedly, “they killed Prince for the money”. I’ll say it again. “They killed Prince for the money”. Man, it was weird how Tom Petty and that Cranberries lady, they all started having these mysterious deaths, too. I’d see all those memorial twenty dollar magazines about them all at Wal Mart, but I can’t pay that kinda money for a fucking magazine. Twenty dollar maggazines, even Mad magazine is twenty dollars now, I wanted to put one in my kid’s stocking, but did not have enough bread-he had a hard holiday cause all his other relatives blew him cause I guess they think I don’t kiss their asses well enough. I’d be mad at all my ex friends who voted for Gropey Joe Biden who couldn’t even be bothered to campaign except that one time he yelled at that factory worker in Michigan, “I don’t work for you!”, cause his being in bed with all the Wall Street billionaire gougers he promised “nothing will change” and their shameless greedhead superinflation is really fucking up us poor people’s entire quality of life now, if you have not noticed, and I don’t think you have, not to mention his stupidly foolish wars with Russia and China, IF I believed any of their fucking votes were ever really counted. Which I don’t. And which the Capital Hill psy op was intended to criminalize. Most of the population are Thought Criminals under the NWO. (RIP)
TRUTH CAN’T BE FOUND ON YOUR TELEVISION
“What Peru’s protesters are demanding is simple
1 New elections 2 Freeing Pedro Castillo (imprisoned for 18 months without trial) 3 Constituent assembly to replace Fujimori dictatorship constitution Instead there’s a political game of musical chairs for control of the coup regime.” (-Ben Norton)
Ben Norton on Twitter: “Britain and Japan (both of which previously colonized parts of China) are joining the US in preparing for war with China. Britain and Japan signed a military agreement allowing troops to be deployed to each other’s country, while planning joint exercises https://t.co/FlBnACVPoq” / Twitter
Ray McGovern on Twitter: “Keep your chins up, Torie! Victoria Nuland had frontrow seat as Zelensky fingered thru her script Wednesday. A former US Ambassador to NATO, she & Blinken have now consigned it to the dustbin of history – as Biden inadvertently admitted just hours before. https://t.co/1EbCsGDfNi” / Twitter
Ray McGovern on Twitter: “DON’T SHOW ZELENSKY https://t.co/4DnOF9EjIQ Pelosi et ALL jumped up to applaud cardboard creature “interim president” Juan Guaido a mere 4 years ago, as Trump intoned “Joining us is the true and legitimate president of Venezuela” https://t.co/LCxF6u47oe Sick transit gloria mundi.” / Twitter
BreakThrough News on Twitter: “German police are evicting climate activists trying to stop the bulldozing of a village for the expansion of a coal mine. Germany is desperately trying to secure energy supplies now that sanctions on Russia are creating dire shortages in the country. https://t.co/BJ39EvUjwp” / Twitter
Ben Norton on Twitter: “The CIA and a European NATO ally are already carrying out attacks *inside Russia*. The US and NATO are at war with Russia. And there was no debate about this. Because Russiagate was a giant psychological operation to prepare the Western public for war https://t.co/YUq9TM5kDU” / Twitter
Ray McGovern on Twitter: “Why am I so “obsessed” to expose Russia-gate https://t.co/qshm3fSZzb, a pundit asked. In same vein, a colleague called me “one-trick pony”. “Russia has nukes”, I told the first; I reminded the second of my other main “trick”, as Patrick Lawrence elaborates https://t.co/d5U4LMKxT0″ / Twitter
Thomas Massie on Twitter: “When the vaccines debuted in December of 2020, CDC immediately began lying about the effectiveness of COVID mRNA shots compared to natural immunity. They haven’t stopped lying and I haven’t stopped exposing them. This video is from 18 months ago. https://t.co/tjTBdk0a4V” / Twitter
BUT WHAT ABOUT THAT BLACK COMEDIAN WHO WON’T WEAR A DRESS? SHOULDN’T HE BE PUNISHED FOR SAYING USA USA IS INFLUENCED BY ISRAELIS?
It’s eight thirty in the morning, I’ve been up for three hours, it’s cold but my old lady bought us an electric blanket which I’m real grateful for. I’m supposed to go golfing with my kid’s troubled teen activity class in this bitter coldsnap later today and I am just not into it, honestly. My back hurts, it’s too cold, I really do kinda suffer from social anxiety, like the last thing I wanna do is go be humilated in front of a bunch of strangers and have no way out, with some macho posturing, high school competitive, potentially volatile kids who don’t get along, on a big frosty golf course on the other side of town. Oh yeah and the teacher is my kid’s retired former gym teacher, a military bootcamp guy who likes to yell at people. Reminding me of every authoritarian asshole who tortured me growing up. Are you kidding me? I know, I know, I’m lucky to have a roof in the winter, but man, oh man. I wanna beer and a cigarette. I’m perpetually stressed the fuck out, stressed to the max, here. Between you and me. Did I tell you some showoff car midlife crisis creep who has the hots for my wife keeps kinda stalking my disabled kid in public and repeatedly offering to drive him around in his showoff car and teach him how to body build and work out and become a muscleman? Again, the creep is married. I really detest muscleman creeps. Predators.
“Money controls everything in this country
The media, the politicians, the Gov’t agencies, our foreign policy, everything We must get away from this fantasy that our country is a democracy or fighting for it They want total control of us. Hillary Clinton’s aides beat the shit out phones with a hammer, the FBI never got 13 phone, her email servers were wiped clean, 33,000 emails deleted. This stuff coming up about both Biden and Trump looks kind of like child’s play compared to that.
There is no Dem vs GOP, it’s Us vs Them. As far as I’m concerned almost all these politicians in DC are traitors. Over 10 years ago I told my wife that the next goal was normalizing adults having sex with children
Was I wrong? I agree that everybody has the right to live their lives in a way that makes them happy as long as they are not hurting other people, where I draw the line is where everybody has to agree with the way you live or you’re a bad person.” (-Black In The Empire)
Always some interesting discourse on System Update:
YOUR GOVERNEMENT KILLS THE TRUTH TELLERS & TROTS OUT CLUELESS RICH CELEBS TO PROMOTE GLOBALIST AGENDAS, & DISASTER CAPITAIST SHOCK DOCTRINE PROFIT SCHEMES.
“Every person on television since the day this started begins their commentary by calling this an unprovoked war, because it was totally provoked by our Gov’t
That was them setting up the propaganda they would be bombarding us with for its entirety.They love Fox News viewers ignoring stations like MSNBC and MSNBC viewers ignoring Fox This way both wings of the corporate Party have total control of their audience and can push whatever they want The scariest time is during war when media pushes the same propaganda together. I hate to break the news to Liberals Hillary Clinton wasn’t brilliant or clairvoyant She predicted Russiagate because she helped create it. Russiagate was bullshit, but millions will never believe that because it’s not like the politicians and media that spent years pushing it were going to keep you in the loop as it all fell apart. Reminder Dems got caught rigging their Primary, does everything they can to keep 3rd Parties off the ballots, has Super Delegates just in case you vote ‘wrong’, and the DNC in court said they have the right to pick their candidate in spite of your vote This is who you trust? If you want to know why our citzens keep losing Loyal Democrat and Republican voters are on different teams Democrat and Republican politicians are on the same team.
Dividing us makes it easy to control what we believe If I don’t like you, you’re lying If I like you, you’re telling the truth If I vote Dem, they’re telling the truth If I vote GOP, they’re telling the truth If I vote Dem, MSNBC is real News If I vote GOP, Fox is real News
The United States worked too hard for too many years to get this war started to want it to end this fast There are still Billions more to be made off of the backs of our citizens and plenty of Ukrainians left to die fighting for the goal of weakening Russia” (-Black in the Empire)
The Real News on Twitter: “As a computer programmer, Aaron Swartz changed the internet forever and fiercely fought against the privatization of knowledge. The federal government persecuted him for it until his death by suicide in 2013. 🧵 1/6 https://t.co/NA8srPRkM7” / Twitter
Steven Donziger on Twitter: “Cancer rates are skyrocketing in the US because the chemical industry writes many of our environmental laws. Thousands of deadly toxins banned throughout the world are legal here. Brilliant article by @ProPublica that you won’t see in the NYT.⬇️ https://t.co/kJjbXcJe7l https://t.co/supOH1dcZ0” / Twitter
Yeah I know Lee Camp is loud so the NPR people won’t like his “tone”, but like Jimmy Dore, he’s a comic who tells more truth than all your Vanguard owned fake news tv millionaires combined.
One of the main globalist transhumanist microchip WEF creeps Yuval Noah Harari gives speeches all the time about how most of the lowly useless eaters are not needed and he and his friends will be able to control everybody, however many slaves remain after the purge or whatever, via technology. I don’t know how shitlibs can hear all those billionaires Ted talk about depopulating all the time, but still think that shit won’t affect them cause they got AOC on their side or some shit. Yuval has said he can control governments with metadata. What government do you suppose he is primarily talkin’ about? Netanyahu is on youtube bragging about how Murkkka is a very easy thing to control. Congress gave him 100 standing ovations even when Obama did not welcome him to speak really, much like they do nowadays for their future fascists school wouldbe puppet Juan Guaido, who the fraud squad and Pelosi just loved so much that they decided to install him as the faux, unelected, unwanted interim leader of Venezuela even though the people there do not want him, and attack him whenever he is sen in public, then, the USA covert operators memorably seized the Venezulans embassy and sent thugs to beat up or arrest Code Pink activists who were there supporting the real populaist will of Venezuelans. So now Imperialist Nato/Murkkka’s done the same shit in the Ukraine, installed a puppet regime in in 94, they’re trying to do the same shit in Peru. Whitney Webb has written excrutiatingly well researched books about how billionaires loosely calling themselves “the enterprise” have been controlling governments with blackmail and flooding targeted oil regions with guns and proxy armies for decades. Bill Gates outright bought the media. So it’s his preferred meassges you hear all day long. It’s fuckedup how much power a hand full of sociopathic despots who were never elected have grabbed since at least Bush/Cheney. TV cable still trots out Iraq war architects to talk about how we need to send more billions to Israel and Ukraine, and how great it would be if they also invaded Iran and how they are eagerly “setting the stage” for wide wars with China and Russia. Some of us are still anti war and pro human rights and civil liberties and do not clamour for more tech billionaire censorship online, we do not believe what the deep state and military industrial complex say via their pretty mouthpieces on tv, or in congress. I think Mark Crispin Miller is totally right about the obscenely overhyped “insurrection, insurrection, insurrection” being a total fucking psy op to waste people’s time, distract us from what’s really goin’ down with all the death by coincidence and dying suddenlys. I do not personally care, if some redneck who I may even disagree with on most topics puts his feet on Jetset Pelosi’s desk. I do not care of some rightwing dude in nutty Burning Man apparel scems “Liberty!” in the capital hill rotunda and I believe these representatives should have to meet with their constituents not just their lobbyists while they do what Wall Street Schumer & Pelosi DNC higherups order them to do and give all our housing and education and free medical money away to weapon makers and hide behind their jackboot enforcers. It says in the Constitution we are supposed to have freedom of speech, freedom to assmeble to redress our grievances, a free press, but all that shit’s been eroded by bipartisan lawmakers who work for these same ten evil sons a bitches at the top, that the fuckedup tv trains you to obey. I don’t think shitlib AOC was even in the building when the bad man moved some envelopes on Nancy’s desk or that Maga lady broke a window, but she recites all the shit-lib TIKTOK bullshit like a robot. Orange Man Bad, Russia, Russia, Russia, Blame Putin, Safe & Effective, Manspreader, Bernie Bros, Got My Sixth Booster, Gaslighting, Narcissist, Cys Born, Eat The Clone Meat, You Will Eat Bugs & Be Happy, Traumatizing-Traumatized,-Trauma Gender-Gender-Gender, BLAH BLAH BLAH. Rage Against The Machine cancelled their tour. Cryin’ shame, really. Not my kinda music, but at least they stand for principled, real leftist values, and not this fauxwoke, uptight P.C. censorship, fauxgressive, pro war, anti black comedian, superficial identity identifying, vicarious secondhand, metaverse unreality, thanking Chelle and Kamala, tv bullshit. You are not your hue, or body parts, certainly you are not somebody elses. You gotta stand for truth and freedom, my body/my rules-what happened to that you ask ’em, and they respond with facebook gobbledydygook, “it’s complicated”, they say. Stop watching tv, that shit’s bad for you. So is all that fake pop music with no soul. How stupid do you hav to be to support laws against protest or fucking censorship, just cause you’ve been told to disagree with “the other team”? “Misinformation and fake news, oh my!” It’s ALL misinformtion and fake news, brothers and sisters.
I’m always gonna be for free speech and protesting these greasy, secretive, lyin’ ass elites who are killing everything we loved. They keep telling you they want you dead and you keep blankly thinking, “What they really mean is they want to protect us lovingly with science and celebrate our diversity because they love us.” That’s some mad, mad, mad wishful thinking, shitlibs. Soylent green is people.
The Convo Couch on Twitter: “”The Cartels work for the CIA”. ~Scott Ritter. There you have it. #cartels #CIA #DrugWars #Intervention #AbolishTheCIA #Cartel @yopasta @FiorellaIsabelM https://t.co/Gy4tlN0zfB” / Twitter
“Israel becomes more murderous, AIPAC $ corrupts US elections, and Def. Sec. Austin cozies up to AIPAC?” (-Medea Benjamin)
Fiorella Isabel on Twitter: “Not to mention the carefully orchestrated J6 & J8 similarities down to the bare-chested and horned “QAnon Shaman,” screams of intel. We know the FBI was involved in J6. And by now everyone should know the CIA playbook.” / Twitter
Ann Wright on Twitter: “The Unbearable Ignorance of the ADL –the ADL uses its “moral” authority to shield Israeli atrocities from criticism while offering the public misleading information about the nature and scale of contemporary hatred. @JewishCurrents https://t.co/5ov9sAtzvY” / Twitter
You’re probably familiar with JOE NORMAL if you ‘re a regular on here or if you like The ZEROS. After releasing tons of singles, Joe finally took the time to gather 11 songs and release a full album opening with a great cover of The FOUR TOPS‘ classic “I’ll Be There” before delivering some catchy garage power pop with “Into The City Tonight”. A song like “Anytowns” has a BOB DYLAN on speed flavour while “This Is Your Life (And Your Desitiny’s Calling)” and “Living With Me” bring The ROLLING STONES to mind. You’ll also get a bit of americana with “Even Now (The Future’s Looking Brighter Every Day” and some guitar riffs sounding like real 70s classic rock (“Take Me With U”, “Going Mobile”). Joe is a great storyteller and working class themes can be found in “Stuck In A Job” and in the catchy “Nuthin’ (I’ve Got Nohing)” but he sometimes get more personal (“Don’t Hurt Me”). Whether you like TOM PETTY, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN or glammy powerpop, there’s something for you on this album! /Laurent C.
“There’s nothing more moral, or more virtuous, than an oppressed people fighting to be free. I can think of no higher morality. I can think of no higher virtue.” (-Chairman Omali Yeshitela)
“The speech of Hakeem Jeffries – whenever an “American” official, any official talks about defending “American” values, the colonized should make sure they are in reach of their weapons of resistance because they are hearing the words of a fool or a fascist, probably both.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“Absolutely massive protest in Yemen today condemning 8 consecutive years of US-UK-backed Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war and siege against the country. And Western mainstream media is silent, of course.” (-Sarah)
Americans living in the make believe Dem vs GOP world. When will you get it? They’ve taken $100 billion from us, given most of it to their donors, not let us track the money and used it for a proxy war they’ve spent 8 years trying to start while telling us it’s about democracy. The Democrats are not a Left Party.
They are completely bought off war mongering, imperialists that love capitalism and exploiting workers here and around the world just like Republicans.
The only difference is they pretend to care about Black people and minorities. The Squad and Bernie had a choice and they picked the Dems over you.
Grow up, move on, accept reality and try a different strategy-
This one failed. I’d have more respect for our politicians if they didn’t lie about caring about Ukraine, and was honest about using their country for a proxy war against Russia and funneling our money to their donors.
It’s not like we’re organized enough to stop it. They convinced us that Russia went into Ukraine for no reason, blew up their own shit and bringing in 300,000 more troops would make no difference.
My advice to our citizens is to stop listening to people that have done nothing but lie to you about wars and use your common sense. Imagine if the few people and corporations that own our Politicians, Gov’t agencies and media cared as much about our citizens as they do maintaining their global power and wealth,
We might actually be the democracy and great nation they’ve brainwashed us to believe we are.” (-Black In The Empire)
START FOLLOWING THE REVOLUTIONARY BLACKOUT NETWORK!
““No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land” (— Home, by Warsan Shire)
“Neocons during the Cold War: Hate communism so we can kill millions for profit.
Neocons during the War on Terror: Hate Arabs and Muslims so we can kill millions for profit. Neocons now: Hate China and Russia as we prepare to kill millions for profit. Don’t fall for it again.” (-Danny Haiphong)
Black in the Empire on Twitter: “Russia signed a Peace agreement with Ukraine they spent 8 years trying to get them to honor and our Gov’t was there pushing for war Our Gov’t got what they wanted Lindsey Graham & John McCain in Ukraine – Preparing for a proxy war with… https://t.co/Is9O92J74U via @YouTube” / Twitter
“Neoliberalism is just a fancy word for total corporate theft of working class wealth.” (-Danny Haiphong)
“It’s deeply unfortunate it was the right wing who’ve shown how to fight for something in Congress.
The Squad, also the Progressive Caucus headed by Jayapal, have utterly failed – refused – to use their leverage to stand up to Dem establishment & win ANY gains for working people.” (-Kashama Sawant)
In 2020, House Progressives and the incredibly radical Squad had exactly the same opportunity as House conservatives had. House conservatives defied Leadership to get major concessions to empower them and their agenda. House progressives did what they were told and got nothing.” (-Glenn Greenwald)
They don’t just call Democrats “communists” and “Marxists” in order to attack Dems, they do it to disappear the entire giant expanse of political spectrum that exists to the left of the capitalist imperialist Democratic Party. They WANT you to think that’s as far left as it gets.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
Defend Assange Campaign on Twitter: “Amnesty International General Secretary Agnes Callamard: “Julian Assange’s detention is arbitrary and he must be released immediately #FreeAssangeNOW https://t.co/67vrq1a4Ta” / Twitter
“What do democrats do when they have control of house? Nothing. Oh sorry, they serve interests of most cynical & hateful sections of capital- finance capital, MIC & energy companies.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
Nina Turner on Twitter: “Apparently, quiet hiring is when a company asks existing employees to do more than one job without a raise in pay. If your company starts quiet hiring, it’s time to quiet organize. https://t.co/NNQceh5bDc” / Twitter
I was always into the Aussie rock scene since I was a runaway teenager at about 14 loitering endlessly on St. Mark’s Place even in the filthy winter snow and meeting people and smoking cigarettes and living on pizza, warming up in Ray’s everytime I could hustle up four bucks, most frequently plundered from my ole Uncle Eric’s bigass coffee can of quarters, buggin’ the girls at ENZS, Trash, and Manic Panic, and discovering the Divinyls and Inxs. Of course, later on, as I got older and moved around and met more cool, older rocknroll motherfuckers, it was the Angels and Beasts Of Bourbon, the Scientists, and Rose Tattoo. Since most all the good record stores like Sounds and Freebeing and even Tower, which we hated back then, all closed shop, it’s been harder for lowlife paupers like us to procure actual hard copies of books and records we love from Down Under cause you know even postage is a big ripoff nowadays. I aint got no gadget and am always annoyed when people want me to stream their digitial shit cause they’re to cheap to kick me down a promo review copy of their cd that’s gonna sit in a box in their spare room forever anyhow. One band who probably saw one of my teen zeens reviewed in either “Maximum Rocknroll” or “Flipside” and sent me a cool as shit 45 for review back then was Candy Harlots, who were doing roughly the same act us Bastards were, in all the red leather and punk rock pyramids and studs and big hair and stripey pants. We instantly vibed with them and that was the exact kinda Glam Savages we were, back in the wild days of All Night and Fuck Yeah. I just found out that they even covered “Cry For Love” which was a song we also did, and felt deeply, that I tried to get the old rhythm king to help me resurrect for my friend’s series of Detroit covers he was issuing, but as usual to no avail, ’cause I guess the poor lad did not have a solid enough base to work from, and was also having intense physical problems from all the years of windmill guitar posing and hard living and barroom brawls and motorcycle crashes. Harlots were slicker than we were and more screechy-metal, they got produced in good studios with some money behind ’em, while we were doomed to play nowhere shows on the club circuit where half the time it was really pointless to even give the dullards the full blast freakout cause they couldn’t feel it if they tried, the squares started showing up wherever they smelled the faint scent of trendiness wanting to chase some bandwagon, but we were inspired by the same influences as Candy Harlots. They had all the nice equipment and big production but they had the same FEEL. I guess two of those dudes were also in Screaming Tribesmen. I thought they had a lot of dark, scuzzy soulpower! Kinda like Smack from Finland. They could really play and smoked all the Myurkkkan hairbands that were being mass produced back then, most of whom had nothing real to communicate besides the tired old “look at my big amplifier”, or “look at my big smoke machine”, Murkka’s metal merchants were mostly mediocre tanning bed skanks who lacked the emotional range and songwriting ability of the outstanding CANDY HARLOTS. My first ever band-like at 12 and 13, before I split that town the first time and ranaway to the big city, was me, Deke, Dustin, Dave, and sometimes J.R. or Chris M., who only ever played in people’s living rooms or basements, performing bad covers of crap metal and standard punk songs, until they all joined the fucking marines, was just called Harlot. True story. Great minds think alike and fools seldom differ. Man all the good rocknroll bands always come from Australia. (RIP)
Candy Harlots – Where No One Dares – YouTube This just speaks straight to my battered soul, ya know?
BAD TEENAGERS FROM FORT WAYNE INDIANA & THE SURROUNDING TRISTATE AREA!
This is where we partied on the weekends and there was almost always an actual PARTY. Plus a cool nightclub on Sundays. It’s no secret my main role models were Boy George, Cyndia Lauper, Adam Ant, Prince, and Billy Idol, so ya know the machoman wrestling coaches and fucking sadist abuser, fuckedup homophobic rich kids, lived to terrorize and queerbash me and my friends for years, it was always like my bloody nose messing up my makeup. I was always bleeding on my feather boa. Our tank plant town had no place for kids to hangout except the mall and jock bar where I’d get repeatedly beaten badly by whole gangs of uncool hicks and uptight preppies who felt threatened by my gender bender Dead Or Alive impersonations. The brutes found it especially infuriating when I got contacts and had way more girlfriends than any of them, aside from my Joe Perry lookalike guitar kid, Lil Dave, and the town heart throb DJ Bobby who kinda looked like INXS. Now all ya see is Rupaul ripoffs promoting transkids androgyny on 25 different tv shows, and the Klaus Schwab/WEF one world government occultist people wanting to give seven and eight year olds gender reassignment hormone treatments, which even I think is kinda batty, when I was that age I did not even know what a gender was, my kid’s Tiktok programmed classmates feel like the odd man out if they aint as transgender LGBT as the other kids who all have Crayola colored hair, but back then, man, believe me, they wanted every male to be a gung ho military culture, football playing, future cop/correction officer/soldier, or factory worker…OR ELSE! Those hicks in flannel STILL resent the fuck outta anybody who they preceive as non conformist, or who seemed to have “gotten away with” something other than nose to the grindstone blue collar slavery for the man. So our Skinny Puppy obsessed friend. Scruff would drive the five of us leather jacket wearers to Fort Wayne on the weekends, to underage drink in parking lots with other oddballs and freakazoids like ourselves, or to Columbus where there were still too many whitecaps but also, if you could dodge ’em-all those dumbfuck college idiots, there were always cool shows, outta town bands would almost always let us underage goth kids in the backdoor for free, a goth boutique that goth gawd Ronald Koal had even worked at, and about five cool record stores. I had an eternal crush on one of the Indiana chicks in the trailer for the movie, we stayed friends for years. I love her cause she is STILL punk. I gotta get my teenager to help me work on learning some French, man, cause if we ever get outta here, it’s gonna be important to know a second language, even if we can only make it as far as Canda. Ya know, back in the old days, antiwar people could just split to Canada, but now Canada is under control of Klaus Scwab and Bill Gates, just another occupied colony of the Evil Empire, spying on people, crushing dissent, it might as well be Indiana. We had summa the best times of our young lives getting drunk in Eighties, Indiana.
Some of you know the Billy Bragg song about “mixing pop and politics, he asks me what the use is…” Why do I compulsively overshare and reveal anything awkward and unflattering about myself so freely, why do I talk about all the taboos and forbidden, off script, third rail topics? ‘Cause that’s what I’ve always been and done, it’s kindof just habitual, really these futile columns are just like the punk fanzine I’d collage together when I was sixteen, just without the bent staples. “Why do you..??” Ya know, people who ask me those kinda questions are the same people who are still trying to “JOIN ‘EM”, ya know, get somewhere in the capitalist ratrace. They still caution me about how I’m jeopardizing my ever being accepted by the Frathouse Hazers on the Hill. They think I’m still rushing to be initaiated into their sorority systems of obligation and assimilation. Like I even like those jarheads. I don’t. I figure life is short and you gotta be who you are, be your own lone, true and hated self, even if you’ve been an outcast all your life, even when most of your views and traditions, customs, and beliefs go outta style according to the Imperialist big machine. Reading that excellent book about the Replacements the author suggests Westerberg had something called Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ’cause he never bowed slavishly to authority figures, and even if that was so, I aint mad at him. I figured he was just sensitive and intelligent. Of course the capitalist hierarchy finds a way to cataegorize those traits as some kinda disorder. If you got some extra ink cartridges around, you can print out copies of this POWER TO THE PEOPLE fanzine my favorite writer Caitlin Johnstone assembles from her extraordinairy online columns and you know, give ’em to your subversive artist friends who are still pro liberty, anti censorship, pro kindness and anti war, or just go wild and leave ’em on the subway, on the record store counter, at the dentist office, at Trader Joe’s, wherever. I can’t, cause ink costs WAY too much where I live and it’s a hostage monopoly, which kinda sucks, but maybe you got access to extra office printer ink…somewhere. Or just pass along the link like I do. That’s what these last few remaining online free speech platforms are for. The Man over in Germany told the middle class property owners, who attended navelgazing studies at Douchebg U, that they should be scared of new ideas that aren’t received from the secret police teleprompter reading lady, on the pharma sponsored shitlib MSNBC show, and if anyone even faintly suggests the war machine with the missing trillions, is lying about the urgent need to always give even more billions to nazis for war particularly while so many Murkkkans are dying suddenly, being evicted into the elements by gotmine landlords, while legions of homeless, elderly, at risk, immunocompromised and poor people in the USA, USA are cold and sick, they must be commies, working double secret for Trump and Qanon, I personally think Qanon, the whole white hats make believe fantasy, is a corny Alex Jones like psy op, probably constructed by a whackjob attention seeking fantasy football rightwinger, or even the actual deep state spooks, to waste wishful thinker’s time, believing that some oligrach fatcat is coming to their rescue whether it’s Trump, or Musk in the upside down cross red debbil costume. Qanon’s an inside job, kids, no oligarch fatcat loves you-no Iron man or Batman or Scrooge McDuck gives a fuck about your children’s health, women’s rights, internet freedom, or preferred pro nouns. It’s all just a by design distraction, another divide and conquer shitshow like Capital Hill protest and cotton masks. They don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t give a fuck about you. They only care about consolidating more wealth and power and some “you will own nothing and be happy” one percent billionaires have even repeatedly gone on camera talking about how they want to depopulate the third world-that’s you, Jack, they wanna dismantle the constitution which is basically already a done deal, has been since Bush/Cheney, chip your brain, have one world government, wage endless war on the poor, create the internet of bodies, and they say over and over again how we the people, most of us, are “just not needed”, then they get in their super jets causing all the damage to the atmosphere and talk about where else their 5G war machine should drop bombs for Science and Greenpeace and Greta Thurnberg girl power diversity. I don’t trust the one percent or identify with the greenwash brand pupets at all, but people I know think they can get special privileges at the Deathstar working as stormtroopers, if they wave the Ukraine flag for Moderna and recite the pinkwash slogan du juor on the Facebook. They all wanna be Grand Moff Tarkin.
Be like Princess Leia. Or Han Solo, instead.
“LOL I literally just had my Mastodon account auto-sharing my tweets and they banned me.
“Reason: Content violates the following community guidelines • No incitement of violence or promotion of violent ideologies • Do not share intentionally false or misleading information”” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
Shabir Kareem Free Julian Assange on Twitter: “WE ARE THE TERRORRIST SAYS CAITLIN JOHNSTONE TRUTHFUL HONEST JOURNALIST.. YEMEN🇾🇪 We are the terrorists. Yes it is true that we have been propagandized into our complicity with this terrorism and if the news media were doing its purported job Yemen. www.InformationClearingHouse https://t.co/J2CyFhvqvH” / Twitter
“The squad also voted for Hakeem Jeffries without asking for progressive concessions. He’s against a Green New Deal & Medicare For All. They didn’t even get him to come around on those issues first. It’s not just about 2020 FTV. It’s a fu*king pattern!” (-Sabby Sabs)
“House Democrats are united alright. They went from being united behind one corporate shill (Nancy Pelosi) to being united behind a new corporate shill (Hakeem Jeffries). The party is united behind serving their corporate donors & feeding the people empty platitudes.” (-Ryan Knight)
David Sirota on Twitter: “INVESTIGATION: Documents show that in the lead-up to the Southwest debacle, Dem AGs begged @SecretaryPete to more strictly regulate airlines. He refused. Then, one million people were stranded as Southwest execs paid a $400 million shareholder dividend. https://t.co/sUAe4EIkCE” / Twitter
Useful Idiots on Twitter: “Full interview: Professor @I_Katchanovski’s evidence on who really committed the Maidan Massacre, how the US media is covering it up, and that weird interview between David Letterman and Volodymyr Zelenskyy @kthalps @aaronjmate https://t.co/CMaDNpwmMP” / Twitter
Ajamu Baraka on Twitter: “It’s like the supporters of the racist apartheid state of Israel are living in another world. They don’t seem to understand they have no moral credibility outside of the colonial West. Who beside criminals support Israel?” / Twitter
FAKES & FRAUDS. SELLOUTS & SUCKUPS STILL SUCK SHIT. Ajamu Baraka on Twitter: “Fused together you wouldn’t get one backbone.” / Twitter
AWKWORD on Twitter: “There’s not a SINGLE state in the US where you can afford rent at minimum wage. And as we debate whether to feed the kids or see a doctor Multiple states are denying 90% of welfare applicants — and just sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars in unspent state welfare funds https://t.co/cHmiJKqWIe” / Twitter
John Pilger on Twitter: “In 1945, ‘never again’ was liberated Europe’s pledge never to allow the rise of Nazism in any form. In 2023, a European parliament openly celebrates one of the Nazis’ most murderous collaborators. https://t.co/WUqZFou7kI” / Twitter
MintPress News on Twitter: “Many of the publications that won awards for publishing the groundbreaking stories exposed by Julian Assange through Wikileaks have stayed quiet about the vicious campaign to take away his freedom. Journalism’s existence is threatened by the U.S. campaign to silence Assange. https://t.co/FBo0j9qk6z” / Twitter
Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “A trove of intelligence files sent by Canadian peacekeepers expose CIA black ops, illegal weapon shipments, imported jihadist fighters, potential false flags, and stage-managed atrocities https://t.co/Jetmc48bpt” / Twitter
Alan MacLeod on Twitter: “We spoke to Bolivian President @LuchoXBolivia last year. He told us that President Biden should keep his hands off Latin America and stop interfering in the region. https://t.co/bOphSSoyMH” / Twitter
A LITTLE BIT OF JERRY LEE
I was right there at some holiday shindig in the park with my ex girlfriend, waiting and waiting and waiting for Jerry lee to come on, I think the promotor asked the Kingston Trio to play longer and they were gettin’ pretty boring with the old man “Lay Down Your Head Tom Dooley” shit, and we had my kids in the backseat and they were getting bored and restless so the ex decided we were going back home to watch more shows about how to get rich by flipping properties on television.
KOOL NEW BANDS ALERT!
Seen the new John Waite movie “The Hard Way”? I’ve liked John Waite since I was a kid, I actually always kinda thought of him as glam, I mean he basically had the Ziggy Stardust haircut back then, and wore makeup and scarves and sang like a sparrow and I liked his band, the Babys a lot, still do, just not without him. Babys minus Waite is like Journey minus Perry, or Lords minus Stiv, it makes no sense. I hate cover bands. We’re not twelve. John’s selling little hand drawn magic marker portraits with his autograph and a couple lines from his overplayed “Missing You” online. Wait til Waxl finds out. These old rockstars with the money hustles. I’m sick to death of “Missing You” that was played so much yo mama likes it, so he done an updated version with yo mama’s favorite singer besides Adele-Alison Kraus, but ya know he is one of the very great power pop/stadium pop/rocknroll frontmen in my book. In league with Michael Des Barres and Rod Stewart and Peter Wolf, if you ask me. I was never into Bad English really, they were corny school dance balladeers for farmgirls in the midwest who were dating the town’s future meth dealer, like the thinking man’s Whhitesenake, a little too corporate slick and polished for me, but I do really dig John’s discography and he’s got a lotta high quality tracks, still dresses great, loves the stage, has his voice. I can feel many of his from the heart love songs, they really take me there. Best wishes to him. It’s funny ya know last night I was playing a youtube song by a kiddie punk band I knew back in the day and it was a poor recording of a live show all jahjahjahjahjah pounding with downstrokes and a scrawny singer in a swanky suitjacket spazzin’ out upfront cause that’s what he thought you were supposed to do-behave like Sid Vicious, right? And I understood it, my wife n kid weren’t into it at all. They kinda actually objected to it for being too rattatatat dumbfuck by the book noisy, just pounding away with no melody, just blind bleating and I smiled remembering the time I’d tried to play with that drummer, he was a much younger kid, but they knew people, and had indulgently accomodating parents funding their boutiques and recordings and shit, so like they had five full fledged moments of fame, put some records out that all the post Green Day Emo Kiddies liked. They had the right clothes, and little pomade haircuts, appeared in all the still existing print magazines in the late nineties, ya know. Like I’ve said before, maybe I just picked all the wrong people to try to work with cause so many times, my ideas were summarily undermined or dismissed, or sabotoged, but I’d see the kids down the street win big by doing a dumbed down version of it a week later. It’s so hard to find the right people to make real music with from the heart, and then, abruptly you wake up with some gray hair coming in and it’s another tombstone gray depressing Sunday with no bottle, wondering where the time went and why you bothered fuckin’ around in the midwest where you weren’t never welcome, why was I bozoing around with the pomade kids with the chain wallets and the wifebeaters who’d pass out undereneath the table? I remember knowing how I needed to get off the mean street and away from the vulture culture, retreating into a lovely pole dancer’s attic for about six months. She picked me up at some hot rod New Bomb Turks wannabe guitarist who’s dead now’s couch and took me back to her place and I don’t think I stepped back out on to the sunlight for half a year. She was a righton little savior and I am happy that she seems happy where she is now. We had laughs and love between us. I was desperate but not serious. We were getting high and drinking heavily, then I’d sleep while she was at work in her wig and I’d listen to old Rod Stewart over and over again on her vintage toy suitcase record player. She had a shit ton of dollar bills from her stripper job under the bed and said I could dip into it if I ever needed cigarettes or anything and I bought a beautiful pink fedora for like eleven dollars from an old lady thrift store. I think that hat is what primarily attracted a famous model to me who ended up cutting my hair. Finally, I knew it was time to come back down out of that dark attic, something told me it was time to move forward and one day I got dressed up and shaved and on my way to see a girl who was just my friend, I saw a help wanted sign at the trendiest pizza place in town, and somehow, one of the owners decided I was in. I was dopesick my first day of work and had one eye sealed shut by an eight foot bruiser dickhead who left a mighty blue and purple bruise and a big cut on the eyebrow with his heavy metal silver demon rings, I guess he was jealous some traveling band rockstar friend of mine was buying trays of drinks for me and a different screaming stripper friend of mine. She threw rocks ferociously at the gorilla and his greasy apprentice until they ran away and we got in the taxi with the rockstar who was on his way back to the posh hotel where we were no longer welcome after that severe beating. Always with the poundings from eight foot bruiser dickheads whenever I was suckered into revisiting the hellhole midwest. It was hard to read the pizza tickets at that new job cause the ink was nearing it’s end and I only had one eye operating and had to excuse myself to throw up cause that raw sausage was making me seriously ill. I’m still grateful I was rescued and cared for by that stripper with a heart of gold. What’s in your heart will never change.
John Waite – Change – YouTube I always wanted to do this with my old bands but my black clad bandmate friends did not hear it. I still think it’s marvelous.
my old attic-addict jam Rod Stewart – Baby Jane (Official Video) – YouTube
PROMISES IN EVERY STAR
Rich new age people where I live say you won’t suffer unless you desire something so just stop with the desiring-they say this while their own front walkways are always cluttered with multiple boxes from Amazon, everyday. While they buy their fifth or sixth left empty investment properties. Now I’ve suffered plenty over stuff I’ve desired over the years- some unrequited loves, some musical aspirations that never went away-the desire to collbaorate with likeminded people making rocknroll records, and perfoprming them for audiences who will get it, I’ve admittedly suffered over that-also the desire to have my kids be close to me, I’ve suffered something fierce over that desire probably more than anything. Sometimes I’ll want some object like a book, or something that’s just economically out of my reach, or I’ll suffer cause I want a bottle and a pack of cigarettes, but I think the new age people are all vanity and lies, just some bullshit hustlers who don’t even really believe their own jive talk. All they do is desire more shit and acquire more shit, and make believe us poor people don’t deserve their choices or opportunities, cause we did something wrong in a previous lifetime, or we “failed” to go to college or marry up the hard way like they did. Or ’cause we aint gonna pay them $100 for their clairvoyant lessons or buy their healing crystals. Or rent their $300 a night hot tub Airbanadb. I get sick of those peope who wanna shame us dirty poors some more by saying we should not want anything, that enlightenment for us means shutting the fuck up and dying suddenly so they can enjoy their feasts and piles of objects without having to be troubled by our scufflin’ existences. I really can’t stand ’em. The Yoga Culture. The Specials. The Starbelleid Sneetch motherfuckers. Where I live now, it’s either pro Trump rifleman racists farting loudly down the street 100 mph in their vroom vroom oversized white trucks forever spouting off about the alledged influx of immigrants and at some point ya gotta wonder if that aint all just a buncha hype from rightwing talk radio cause I live in the desert Southwest and it’s all white people-you feel me? I’m at the border and there were more Mexicans in Oregon and Ohio than there are here, or there’s the perpetually cloistered and bourgeoise, in denial, new age Karens making excuses for Hillary Clinton killing Gaddafi and promoting fracking or lecturing you about how the Supreme Court abortion shit is somehow even remotely your fault. Not Gropey Joe Biden’s fault for attacking Anita Hill to help rightwing Clarence Thoms assume his lifelong title, or Kavanaugh, another gropey frat bro the Blue Magas all helped enable. There’s the KKK or the Kalltha Kops Karens. No real rocknroll people, maybe five get rich brand building hipsters. No rocknroll people, though. Nobody likes music much except some giddy yuppie harmony duo couple who would make you cringe, and some very old elderly folks who will dance badly like maniacs all night long to the funksoul guy who comes to town twice a year and plays like Bill Withers covers on a bass through effects pedals. Man I miss the rocknroll people like crazy. I guess the ones who aint dead are still somehow paying that mad, mad rent in the big gentrified cities. Parts of Boston were still affordable in the nineties, especially if you had multiple roommates-you could get a bigass apartment in a bad neighborhood like Allston, and still be able to afford takeout food and used records, the latest NME and Melody Maker, a pint a day, and you could even get to go meet people in real life and talk to ’em most everynight at some cool bars. There were like 20 good bars to choose from, that all had some world famous rockgroup seven nights a week. 100 record stores, 100 bookstores. I never really got to know Aimee Mann, though I hung out at several of the same bars as she did when she was dating Peter Wolf-I saw them like all the time for at least a year probably–they were totally nice, regular people, approachable, friendly and started kinda nodding, smiling at us, just the polite gestures of civil recognition, we usually sat in the same area of this crowded hipster bar and I’m an obvious fan of both their bands, you could spot that a mile away. A local who knew her from her Newbury Comics years always encouraged me to introduce myself because they were always receptive to our presence, they probably intuitively got what we were all about, just cause you know, we were obviously into like, Aerosmth, the Faces, the Cult, and NY Dolls, you’d know that just by looking at us. Blackhole Bowie kids in Snakeskin pants and pink shoes and big hairsprayed Steve Stevens hair and crucifixes and rosaries and sunglasses at night. They knew, they could tell. We were the glam rock people. They were clearly sympathetic to our cause, but I wanted to give them their privacy and space to be a couple in a bubble, and not get hassled by drunken sleazepunk bozos. I am pretty sure if I remember correctly, one of my belligerent barbarian bandmates with the waist length hair big, black Bono sunglasses, and raffish manners, bellowed something exteremely impolite, ridiculously gauche and offensive one night in a semi-stupor, that embarrassed some of us and was maybe even ridiculously directed at Aimee Mann herself, I dunno, but after that, I became pretty shy around her. One night when he was not with us, she and a female friend were kinda looking at us and looking away and laughing and my older musician associate kept insisting I should befriend them, that they were signaling an interest in maybe making friends with me. We’d kinda already seen them giggling at us at the Middle East, a bar we’d also all been at earlier in the evening. Now at that age, 23, or maybe 24, tops, I was a sucker for people having fun at my expense and also very intimidated by older women with bigtime MTV fame, so I meekly delved deeper into my long series of Rolling Rocks and Jameson’s whiskeys. Now, I’m so damaged, looking back, if anything, I’m inclined to think they were ALL making fun of me, right? I got some damage. Peter Wolf was one of my alltime favorite performers, of course, and Aimee Mann was an awesomely observant and lyrical and keen eyed songwriter. Her song, “Coming Up Close” still slays me. “Believed You Were Lucky”. “Wise Up”. She’s got a million of ’em, all so vivid, poetic, heartfelt, and courageously vulnerable, she puts it all on the table. My friend Paul K, this country’s “Greatest Unknown Songwriter” who had to leave me behind a few years ago, when he departed for that folksinger juke joint in the sky, he was really into that movie “Magnolia”, but I never watched it cause I can’t really stand creepy-cultist and military propagandist, Tom Cruise. So yeah, anyhoo, I been remembering Aimee Mann, and kinda coveting a book she did about her songs and songwriting. She’s so good. Not only is she obviously extra brilliant and beautiful, but I thoroughly dig that she is an exceptionally poignant and deep and undeniable artistic achiever, who casually talks so candidly and openly about suffering from depression and mental illness. I love that she has the courage to be herself in a barabaric world in spite of all the senseless cheapshots, slings and arrows. The thing about her is she honestly just mostly always really reminded me so much, too much, of someone I once cared about in real life who probably thinks of me as a crazy drunken, lunatic anarchist, washedup dreamer, crackpot paranoid, purple cowboy and has therefore long since faded into a forgotten dream. These MTV videos we all saw so many times embedded themselves in our subsconsious, like I’m no real Don Henley fan, but that “Boys Of Summer” video, with the kid in his cowboy shirt playing drums and the chick painting her toenails with the towel on her head, that lonesome guitar lick that echoes through the forever alleyways, all those images kinda mix with my own personal home movies, ya know wht I’m sayin’? You ever see that Charlie Sexton video for “Impressed”? That, too. Pat Benatar “Love Is A Battlefield”. The barefooted kids in the over-alls in the “Eileen” video. The gang members from “Beat It”, all that’s like part of me now, like tattoos on my mind. “Those soft fuzzy sweathers, so magical to touch”…and ya know…”Oh and by the way, doncha know that I could make a dream that’s barely half awake come true…” I don’t think I’d wanna see her in concert really cause summa her hopeless male groupie stalker fans are koo koo for cocoa puffs-you should see ’em all sucking up to her in the comments boxes on youtube, like her primary fanclub is all these nerdy losers, who’ve convinced themselves she is in love with them cause she looked ’em in eye while she was singing onstage once. I think maybe I thought that she liked me a couple times, too. That’s the downside of being a celebrity or public figure-everybody projects their own private world fantasy trip onto you. Everybody wants to dream on ya. Every possibility seemed reachable to me back then, in my early twenties, once I’d finally escaped the non stop abuse one receives by law in the merciless, dreaded flyover states. When I weighed about 120 lbs., I looked good in makeup and no one in the big city wanted to beat me up, usually. One of the local famous, rooster shagged guitarists in all the cool dirty white leather and winklepickers we regularly drank with, Marc Frazier, had just cashed his first big checks for writing the song that became Alice Cooper’s big comeback hit, “Poison”, and he was telling me “you got it, kid”, wanted me to sing for his new band and I wanted to believe in all the good stories. I still thought I was about to get discovered. His drummer Jesse had also been in a major label band called Shake The Faith and he hungout with Ginger Baker and shit! Marc had been a member of the Unattached, the best Boston band you never heard of who were even better than the Blackjacks probably, and we younger dudes, we thought they were bigtime rockstars. His former lead vocalist Jamie had a band we all thought were gonna be major label mainstream called Fighting Cocks. Rockstar Jamie looked real cool, used to walk around with his pet rat on his shoulder. Both of those guys had exquistite Hanoi Rocks hair. Jesse and Mark always came at me with the big over the top charm offensive, high fivin’, buying me booze in the Bunratty’s basement. I don’t even think they bothered to see my lyrics which were improving dramatically because you know-Marc was The Songwriter. He just needed a cocky frontman in tight silver trousers, and a Big Skull beltbuckle, which I clearly had. We were on different wavelengths due to our different ages, experiences, and varying drug of choice. They’d come over to my house in Central Square and talk to me about how we were gonna form this brand new supergroup rock band and crack the bigtime, overnight. They knew Aerosmith and shit in real life! Fame and fortune and new wave girls galore was all ours for the taking! I started believing shit like that, for awhile really, probably a good five years, even though nothing panned with those two older dudes, they just liked the way I dressed, I think they were hoping I could sing like Sebastian Bach, but I could not, I had more of a Stiv Bators like vocal range, in fact, that is who my singing was usually compared to in the entertainment weeklies and punk rock fanzines that wrote about my always fracturing, finely feathered, flashpunk groups, who could never manage to keep a drummer for more than maybe three shows at a time. They always exploded spontaneously like that guy from Spinal Tap, who really did die last year. Ric Parnell (RIP). Even still, I was pretty confident it was all happening. Women we just met walking down the street were throwing themselves at both of my guitar players-the cute one and the dangerous one. Our Irish bassplayer was too popular to even bother showing up for rehearsals half the time, he really did have packs of women who just loved him so much, it was mad. One of my ace best pals was in Bebe Buell’s band back then, we knew Phoebe Legere, and some guys from Circus Of Power. We really thought we just needed to record some of our cathier songs, and it’d be easy from there. We had some angry three chord punk assaults and some epic goth cinema big ballads. Everybody said we “had potential”, whatever that means. I still think you have to “know somebody” or have a benefactor who will pay for some studio time-we were white trash kids from a smalltown, dropouts who’d just quit our jobs at Captain D’s and Little Ceasers, we had a station wagon and a borrowed bass but really had no idea how to drum up money to record with. There were all these little labels putting out all our friends bands like Gunfire Dance and Sacred Hearts. We knew how to rock a room, but fate intervened and had entirely unforseeable destinies in store for me and my doomed and forgotten little glitter groups. Now I’m old and burntout, I tend to mostly believe the bad stories, you know what I mean? I don’t think I’m one of the marked for fame and fortune spot-lit luckys, anymore, but not too many of them seem that happy, either. So maybe I got lucky in another way. I’m too bruised and neurotic to be around people much anymore. I do got a beautiful wife and kid and an electric blanket and cool garage full of cassette tapes and a firepit, though, so who could ask for more? Maybe just like a bottle, to remind me of the good times gone. But that aint happening today. The kid’s gonna be waking up soon and then, it’s ON. I’ll be caregiving for the next 18 hours. I feel blessed by Aimee Mann’s songs. They continue to inspire and console me. Even in these dark as fuck teargas times.
Aimee Mann – Patient Zero (Live on KEXP) – YouTube Sleazegrinder used to call ME “Patient Zero”, way back when.
BE LIKE MEDEA BENJAMIN & CODE PINK!
I remember knowing I loved Medea a long time ago when she committed an act of civil disobedience by slow dancing at the Jefferson memorial which is forbidden by like the deep state and mansoncs who worship the old slave owners and the nutjob kkkop lost his mind roughing her and her partner up for the crime of dancing but it exposed exactly how free we are in the Land Of The Free: NOT fre at all. She sticks up for Cubans, Venezuelans, Palestinians, advocates tirelessly for peace and human rights. Thank You, Medea!
Medea Benjamin on Twitter: “I’m in Congress delivering our book on Ukraine to the 30 members of the Democratic Progressive Caucus who signed the letter to Biden in October calling for negotiations but then withdrew it. They were right to call for negotiations and should do so again. #PeaceInUkraine https://t.co/9veIMrcA9v” / Twitter
Medea Benjamin on Twitter: “The Russia-declared Orthodox Christian Christmas truce in Ukraine is a tiny ray of light in a horrific war. Ukraine should seize the moment and join the truce. #PeaceInUkraine https://t.co/YNM8zRyCrJ” / Twitter
Steven Donziger on Twitter: “This must be the year journalist Julian Assange is finally freed from prison. Publishing is not a crime. We the people can help make it happen.👊⤵️ https://t.co/6RwKyWSCrE https://t.co/y5jwnFYZIo” / Twitter
Mick Wallace on Twitter: “Sanctions are killing children in #Syria – Why is the #EU slavishly following the dictate of #US Imperialism at great cost to the Human Rights of the people of Syria..? https://t.co/bdtrDmZtw8” / Twitter
“Why is the US so concerned about democratic elections in Venezuela but not in Saudi Arabia, where there are NO elections?” (-Medea Benjamin)
Mick Wallace on Twitter: “Many in #EU are starting to wake up to the fact that supporting #US #NATO Proxy War was great for American business and the Military Industrial Complex, but a disaster for the people of Europe. How long before our politicians cop on to themselves and stop the self destruction…? https://t.co/Fsa8u2y7zq” / Twitter
Ajamu Baraka on Twitter: “The political and moral hypocrisy of liberalism & Democrat party. This is Trump’s policy. But hey, there has always been bipartisan support for U.S. settler white nationalism.” / Twitter
Scientific medical journal reflecting the effects of television on the brain waves: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21811131/
some of you may be familiar with the ‘conspiracy’ document ‘Silent Weapons for a Silent War.’ Most of the online posts of the document are missing vital components of the document. Take a long gander at: Table of Strategies and the Diversion, the primary strategy topics- they are very telling.
For those of you who are not familiar with the document: Reportedly, the document which is dated May of 1979, was found on July 7, 1986, on an IBM copy machine purchased as at Boeing surplus sale. Notice how almost all of the items outlined in the document have come to fruition? https://enchantedlifepath.com/war-on-humanity/silent-weapons-for-quiet-wars/
Ajamu Baraka on Twitter: “People in the U.S. really don’t know how these kinds of stories are seen by people around the world as you govt propagandists talk about the U.S. being the greatest nation in human history. There is a link between gun violence & the war culture in the U.S. https://t.co/OAH20fQJmq” / Twitter
” Google currently employs at least 165 people, in high-ranking positions, from the Intelligence Community.
Google’s Trust & Safety team is managed by 3 ex-CIA agents, who control “misinfo & hate speech.” Here’s the breakdown: CIA-27 FBI-52 NSA-30 DHS-50 ODNI-6 (-Name Redacted)
“UNAC unequivocally condemns the apartheid position of the current right-wing Israeli government, and the US government’s tacit agreement to all Israeli racist policies designed to ethnically cleanse indigenous Palestinians from their own homeland.” (-United National Antiwar Coalition)
Imagine destroying a country’s democracy, wealth and generations of freedom and prosperity-to keep stealing its oil. Then starting a war, putting it under crippling sanctions and strengthening hardliners to keep it isolated. Then tweeting support for its people. Only in America.” (-Amir Amini)
Stella Assange #FreeAssangeNOW on Twitter: “Journalists, legal scholars and political analysts need to get to grips with the way intelligence agencies float above regular policy making mechanisms, integrating legislation across jurisdictions and crippling democratic oversight. Especially in the Five Eyes ecosystem. Read:” / Twitter
Susan Owens on Twitter: “Dame Vivienne Westwood – eccentric, iconoclastic and a passionately, politically motivated British designer. In her support for Julian Assange, she designed & gifted the wedding dress for his marriage to Stella Morris @Stella_Assange in March 2022. RIP Vivienne #FreeAssangeNOW https://t.co/t7Jnt586Gm” / Twitter
Ajamu Baraka on Twitter: “Margaret this can’t be true because it would lend credibility to my assertion that Zelensky & Biden are co-cordinators of international White Lives Matter More Movement.” / Twitter
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration. “-Nikola Tesla
“The US has more people in prison than any country in the world, mainly Black. 11 million children live in poverty, almost a million homeless, an opoid epidemic, 80% live paycheck to paycheck, mass murders everyday and our Pentagon ‘Lost’ trillions again. Maybe we should fix here.” (-Black In The Empire)
SOME STUFF WE LIKE
“I could live without so much
I can die without a clue
Sun keeps risin’ in the west
I keep on wakin’ fully confused
I never seen no mountain
Never swam no sea
City got me drownin’
I guess it’s up to me
I can’t live without your touch
I can’t live without your touch..” (-Replacements)
Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “Great to see @KitKlarenberg and @spyculture’s recent scoop for The Grayzone on the cover of Serbia’s Telegraph Their reporting dredged up declassified Canadian UN peacekeeper files to expose CIA black ops, false flags, and illegal arms transfers in the Bosnia war https://t.co/ZuSVu9ELAi” / Twitter
“The worst part about the anti force the vote left is they done absolutely nothing to advance the cause of medicare for all since then. No marches, no rallies, no other plan
They are privileged people with healthcare that do nothing but scold activists. Do nothing armchair QBs!” (-Revolutionary Blackout Network)
Bryce Greene on Twitter: “Twitter’s selective application of its State affiliated media policy actively boosts the organs of US propaganda. Why does Twitter consider CIA cutout Radio Free Liberty to be an authoritative source on the Ukraine war? New from me @FAIRmediawatch https://t.co/v8SqyeomEW” / Twitter
Ben Norton on Twitter: “YouTube basically censored TeleSUR, the biggest left-wing outlet in Latin America (a region where most of the media is owned by right-wing oligarchs) They had 1.7 MILLION subscribers. A hacker sabotaged and erased their account. YT refused to help They had to make a new channel” / Twitter
Amir on Twitter: “Karl Marx was a German philosopher and economist. If you’re looking for a dangerous Russian-born philosopher who inspired oligarchies around the world, that’d be Ayn Rand. https://t.co/PxAv2rE9pm” / Twitter
WEF DYSTOPIA BreakThrough News on Twitter: ““This is a neoliberal dystopia.” A video recently shared by the Ukrainian Vice Foreign Minister shows a post-war vision with AI replacing public servants, no paper money and the lowest taxes in the world. @BenNorton and @BrianBeckerDC react Full show: https://t.co/373TFn2sGm https://t.co/7Tcfo2wb0M” / Twitter
“Neoliberal capitalism’s death toll: 16 million
15.63 million excess deaths worldwide occurred from 1990 to 2019 due to malnutrition caused by the abandonment of progressive state-led food programs and the implementation of right-wing neoliberal policies” (-Ben Norton)
Dr. Susan Block 🌹 on Twitter: “@AbbyMartin @MikePrysner Congrats🎊 Your amazing “DOSED” #interview with me won the #SUZYaward 2022 for “Best Interview”🏆 +Loved having you at our #BonobovilleReunion #Classof2022🥳 #GoBonobos 4 #DOSED🎧+Special Thx: @FluorescentGrey🔘 #TheSUZYs #AntiWar https://t.co/5zGLSIuVLe” / Twitter
In Context on Twitter: ““America is not a democracy, America is inhumane, and America is a dictatorship.” “America claims it is human rights while it is far from it.” Iraqis have accused the United States of violating their sovereignty and creating “chaos” on the anniversary of a US drone strike. https://t.co/wQluDONjP8” / Twitter
“Ah yes, Klaus Schwab the infamous “socialist”. Lol. 1950s propaganda really did a number on people— even to this day.” (-Richard Medhurst)
“The United States is not a democracy.
The United States is an oligarchic corporate state ruled by a uni-party of monopolies and warmongers. Now that all the political theater over Speaker of the House is over, Congress will go back to its regular scheduled programming of ramping up World War III and empowering corporations to spread misery and poverty at home and abroad.” (-Danny Haiphong)
“What happened with the intra-party struggle in the republican party is a real threat to the democrats. In democrat party the “progressive” minority never engages in serious struggle & instead colludes with leadership to BS its constituents that it is supporting their interests. The line pushed by democrat aligned corporate media that “insurgents” in the republican party were being obstructionists just for the sake of being obstructionists was always BS. What you saw was an intra-party struggle that resulted in significant concessions by leadership.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
Danny Haiphong on Twitter: “Bolsonaro supporters have staged their own January 6th debacle in Brasilia. Lula has been safely escorted out of the city. There will be no coup, just another embarrassing display of foolishness from the oligarchy.” / Twitter
All my Brothers & Sisters & Friends Of The Revolution, an activist friend of mine moved to France and joined an anarchist commune, says we would all be shocked and horrified if we knew how much better the quality of life was over there-the real food, the casual joys and natural freedoms we’ve forgotten we used to have, the music and culture. I kinda wanna leave this country-I’m just too exhausted from the nonstop war propaganda, sickening fake muzak, slave jobs, death wages, kill ’em all manufactured plagues, riot kkkops, gentrification class apartheid, lies for empire, mass surveillance, police state censorship, lies for wars and big pharma profiteering, mass incarceration of people of color and the poor, industry captured regulatory agencies, Bill Gates buying up all the farmland, all these nefarious Gates Reset billionaires buying all media and image rehabilitating torture architects like John Woo and the Bush/Cheneys, the evil One Percenters owning and operating these lying fake politicians who talk all pretty on the campaign trail and happy feelings justice tweet, but vote with the Republikkans for more wars and police state alphabet gangs, taking their marching orders from WALL STREET/ALEC/AIPAC/WEF/NWO/CFR higher ups. The racist kkkopsand glamorization of enforcer thugs and gangsters for capitalism, the glorification of violence and all day lies for war. The former peers who’ve become like robots, just obediently spouting the Latest Thang. The gratuitous groupie social climbers who just suckup to whoever the most famous person in the room is are nauseating to me. A million homeless people permanently exiled into the freezing cold, the middle class shitlibs who shamelessly smear and slander them. The still completely unaddressed poisoned water, and everybody we grew up with dropping dead…just suddenly. No cause of death in the obits anymore, just speed of death is mentioned. “Suddenly”. “Unexpectedly”. If you don’t hear from me for awhile, just know I’m still rootin’ for ya. Take care of your bretheren, uplift all the people when you can. I got a haunted head. Like the Clash sang, “it’s up to you not to heed the call up.” My advice for young people is dropout and join the rebel alliance. Leave the belly of the beast hellhole places as soon as you can. I stayed way too long myself, hoping my homies were gonna wake up one day and come to their sesnse and stop chasing dummy lowest common denominator popularity and kissing as, but that day never came, so here we are. Get out first chance you get. It becomes you if you stay too long, it’s like the Borg. RUN! That’s my advice, get the fuck outta Dodge! I love ya, Stay Wild, Stay Free!
Margaret Kimberley on Twitter: “”People Speak Out to Stop Racism, Poverty, and WWIII” But of course! Join us on Friday, 1/13 at 6pm in Harlem. A good luck day. @BXAntiWar @UNAC1 @StruggleLaLucha https://t.co/3UPa2ncAdd” / Twitter
“Being a child of wealthy parents is like being born into a cult whose entire focus is reinforcing class solidarity for the ruling class. Their social culture, academic culture, family culture etc are all dedicated to building an elite commonality that excludes the common riff raff.
That’s why the ruling class have such vastly superior class solidarity to the working class. Most of us aren’t raised with an acute awareness that we are very different from the ruling class and that their interests conflict with our own, but everyone in the ruling class is. By the time they’re mature enough to take the reins, members of the ruling class have been run through an entire cultural processing system dedicated to forming solidarity with their class, while the rest of us have been focused on keeping our heads above water.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
“The U.S. government is controlled by one party that has two corporate wings.” (-Ryan Knight)
“Russia is not the enemy. China is not the enemy. The U.S. military industrial complex controlling Washington’s reckless foreign policy is the enemy of all of humanity. In 2022, police in the United States killed 3 people per day on average. It’s time for the international community to hold the U.S. accountable for its heinous crimes against humanity. It’s 2022 and Joe Biden still hasn’t forgiven any student debt. But he has given Ukraine more than $100 billion in military aid. January 1st is not just a celebration of the new year. It is also the anniversary of two of the most important revolutions in human history: the Cuban and Haitian Revolutions. We owe both the Cuban and Haitian people a great debt for their service to humanity.” (-Danny Haiphong)
“When the contemporary ideologues of white supremacy – Zelensky, Macron & Biden talk about European values for those of us on the receiving end of those values we understand they are reaffirming the values of death. The Western claim of civilizational superior is quite bizarre. It rests on a negation. A negation of the equal value of non-Europeans & civilizations & the liquidation of the history of predatory colonial/imperialist relations between what became the West & the rest of humanity. I’m pretty confident that if Trump had been reelected there would be a couple hundred thousand human beings still alive in Ukraine & Russia. On the other hand, he probably would have given the green light to Israel to attack Iran by now. Now that former French President Francois Hollande confirmed the statement from Angela Merkel that the Minsk agreements were just a “ploy” to prepare for war does anyone believe that the U.S. was not in on that ploy? Wasn’t that the concern that Trump would not go along? He did. The debates in republican party between insurgents & elite mirror the debates in the democrat party in early 2020. The republican insurgency recognizes the elite is prepared to lose rather than support Trump. A decision also made by democrats when they colluded against Sanders.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“The only reason we know about MKULTRA is because the CIA was unable to destroy all of the records due to a filing error.” (-Robert Skvarla)
Propagandopolis on Twitter: “‘Don’t give war toys’ — Belgian anti-war poster from 1981 urging parents not to give their children war toys for Christmas. Published by the youth wing of the General Labour Federation of Belgium and designed by ‘C.L. Baudhuin’. https://t.co/lZbWiDmrxJ” / Twitter
Abby Martin on Twitter: “.@fluorescentgrey & I dive into the aftermath of oligarch Elon Musk’s takeover of twitter, restricting communication under the banner of free speech & the hidden (& not so hidden) motivations he really has https://t.co/UxFSdmc0Bo” / Twitter
“According to the Lancet the number of Americans killed by police is actually double the official number every year. So that means 2022 saw closer to 2,400 murders by police. That’s 6.4 killings a day.” (-Lee Camp)
Samuel Sinyangwe on Twitter: “Police killed more people in America in 2022 than any other year on record. At least 1,176 people were killed by police nationwide – 3.2 killings per day. https://t.co/0VQVssR82S https://t.co/tSlpOdhKF3” / Twitter
The CIA is using a European NATO ally’s spy service to conduct a covert sabotage campaign inside Russia under the agency’s direction, according to former U.S. intelligence and military officials. | Jack Murphy (jackmurphywrites.com)
Maddow and her ilk are all just brazen bullshit propagandists Aaron Maté on Twitter: “Like any good conspiracy theorists, those who insisted that Trump’s tax returns would show deep Russia ties have gone quiet since the returns came out. Any update from @Lawrence on his 2019 claim that Russian oligarchs signed Trump’s bank loans? #BlueAnon https://t.co/ZMb8wq4Krd” / Twitter
Max Abrahms on Twitter: “A common talking point was Trump won’t release his tax returns because they’ll show Russian collusion. MSNBC ran entire episodes on this point. Trump’s tax returns from 2015 to 2020 are now public. No media outlet or Democrat official has acknowledged their disinformation.” / Twitter
You know that old sci-fi movie from the 80’s starring Rowdy Roddy Piper has basically all come to pass exactly like that. You got those obedient consumer zombies of death and then a maligned minority who can kinda see what’s goin’ down and they get hassled and harrangued by all the Bot Armies and Insider Privileged, the shitlib fraud squads and the cancel culture tone police who think they are the dogooders. See that movie again and tell me it don’t make you think about almost everybody you used to know. It’s horrifying. Even those of us who learned from history are doomed to watch hopellessly as the programmed masses do it all again and again. I’ve personally seen way way too much bloodshed in real life to get off on horror movies like most Murkkkans, but this camp b movie just seems like the ugly reality of our surroundings, at this point. People will stand in line to get fucked over as long as they give ’em a little title or badge or sticker that makes ’em feel important. Like V.I.P.’s.
LAST TIME WE TOOK MY KID TO THE BARBER SHOP, ALL THE OLD HONKIES WERE BITCHING ABOUT IMMIGRANTS. NOT GROPEY JOE’S SUPER INFLATION, NOT TYRANNICAL AUTHORITARIAN GRANNY GROPING POLICE STATE. NOT BIG TECH COLLUDING WITH GOVERNMENT TO CENSOR FREE SPEECH ONLINE. NOT BULLSHIT WARS BASED ON TEXTBOOK LIES. JUST…IMMIGRANTS.
Remember all the hoopla about how Black Lives Matter? Riots, justice tweeters tweeting, football player being shut out for taking a knee, agent provocateurs, all the virtue signaling fakes putting a bumper sticker on their Tesla and every greedy, exploitive, opportunistic corporation using the bandwagon to promote their products? That was just a couple years ago, but instead of defunding any racist murderous police, a diverse coalition of intersectional mass incarcerators just keep criminalizing poverty and homelessness, and protests in public spaces, and giving more military grade weapons and spy hardware to homeland security alphabet gangs and the same ole KKK crazy killer police. Not to mention actual nazis in the Ukraine. Shitlibs don’t seem to care about poor people in real life, they feel like complimenting Kamala, Beyonce, or Chelle is them doing their part, how they gave at the office, already. They got their jab sticker, their I Voted sticker, their rainbow flag, their Ukraine flag, they feel all activist-y, calling for more censorship of views that make them feel ikky, online.
What happened to alla AOC’s crocodile tears over (Obama’s) Trump’s “child cages”? They just changed the name to “overflow facilities”, put some yellow smiley wallpaper up for a photo shoot and ta-daaa…Biden quadrupled the border gulags and just had rightwing radio insist the scary brown people are coming in over the border in droves to steal all our good minimum wage jobs and wonderful free healthcare benefits, which is really just the jab. As Dylan sang, “people are crazy and times are strange”. Do you ever say something true and factual, then immediately second guess yourself, because you know that is basically forbidden, and seldom done in the “New Normal”? The Chris Hedges Report Video interview with Helen Benedict and Eyad Awwadawnan on the efforts by industrial nations to lock out the 84 million forcibly displaced migrants around the globe. (substack.com) People don’t have real conversations anymore or talk from the heart about their own first hand experience cause they all memorized The Script and know that any deviation from the Official Narrative will result in Swift Consequences from the Higher Ups. My hometown minister now retired told me about ten years ago if I’m not gonna shaddup and just obediently ruin my knees for Wal Mart profits like the bible tells me to, and I was skeptical about that interpretation, that I might as well come out and make a stand against the forever wars, always based on lies and ballsout fabrications, and actively resist the racist police state war on the poor shit, cause basically he can’t, even if he symapthizes with the victims of the Big Machine, cause his whole congregation are military families. His bread and butter is prayers for the troops.
Revolutionary Blackout Network🥋 on Twitter: “The NATO left will not age well. Bernie Sanders and the squad will go down as war supporting sellouts who are directly responsible for the boom of the military industrial complex https://t.co/yf09IKmQRl” / Twitter
“Do you remember voting for government agencies to insert themselves into the regulation of online speech? I don’t remember any such vote. It sure seems like they appointed that authority to themselves without the permission of the electorate, solely for their own benefit…Let the powerful involve themselves in the regulation of public speech and they will regulate it to their advantage every time….It’s almost like democracy is an illusion and our rulers do whatever they want to us, up to and including restricting the ways we’re allowed to communicate with each other.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
“The persecution of Julian Assange is a microcosm of the empire’s assault on democracy. The fight for his freedom is a fight for our own. Let this imperative close out 2022, and renew our struggle in 2023!” (-Dr. Jill Stein)
“One of this generation’s greatest journalists, Julian Assange – who has broken more historic stories than most corporate journalists combined – will soon complete his 4th year in a high-security prison, as punishment for that journalism.
May 2023 be the year he is finally free.” (-Glenn Greenwald)
The 80’s had so much good music goin’ on, you’d rarely even pause to really give a good listen to many of the corporate metal hairbands, Bang Tango were promoted as funk metal or some shit like that because they had a real good lookin’ bassplayer named Kyle Kyle that all the glossy metal magazines were promoting as a John Taylor locker pinup heart throb that all the girls from the record store in the mall were in love with, but I found Joe LeSte’s attempts at being a James Brown funky man kinda ham fisted and almost laughable. He had about the same singing range I did except the part where he’d suddenl;y go super high like Slaughter which I kinda always thought mighta been goosed in the studio with a bit of pitch shifter help to make him sound more like Steven Tyler, I dunno. I quit trying to sing that Waxl/Keifer screechy high shit when I turned twenty and got away from farm girls and stonewashed stoners who were always kinda leaning on you to be more Waxl like if you had a long haired rocknroll band with a leather jacket, they thought there wa some law you had to impersnate Waxl, but I saw waxl as a nazareth cover band dude poorly impersonating Michel from Hanoi and I was more into Stiv and Iggy than any of the Headbanger’s Ball metal bands though I did like Faster Pussycat alot except for that really awful Ric Browde canend drum sound and that horrible fucked up Beastie Boys rap song on their first album-again with the way too white guys trying to be funky rappers. Ugh. Terrible. All the metal bands seemed really money bags factory assembled to us younger D.I.Y. artful dodgers who were lucky to have a bass amp to sing through, back then, but we just marvelled at all that major label recording studio production value, we did not even know how to get a decent slapback Cramps echo on the vocals, which is all I really wanted. Joe LeSte had some quality I appreciated though, I think that he alway at least tried to be an entertainer and put on a show, I value that, even if your music is real bombastic maybe overproduced hair metal. I liked ’em well enough, not as much as I liked the Sea Hags or Kill For Thrills, but they were okay in my book. I considered them Fake Billy Idol, which is mostly just a waste of time and money, cause I could go straight to the Real Billy Idol, whom I much preferred cause he had better music, better lyrics, better songs and a lot more heart. Bang Tango are sadly another one of those spoilt hairbands who can’t get along for more than one reunion show cause everybody wants to be the Head Rockstar In Charge. Ala Skid Row, L.A. Guns, GNR, etc. etc. A shame, really cause I am always rooting for people to overcome petty ego trips for the greater good ya know and I was watching some live performances of Joe LeSte from more recent years and honestly for the kind of music he does, a cross between Aerosmith/Cindrella and Idol, he’s a pretty decent frontman. Not as good as say, Shane from Electric Angels, but better than most of ’em. I had a beautiful blonde heavy metal girlfriend with crazy overbearing church parents who were trying to make us get married and move to Arizona back then cause I think they knew deep down we were sleeping together and she was always playing Bang Tango, Skid Row, and the Dan Reed Network from Seattle in her car on the way to the no tell motel. Until she started goin’ backstage at big concerts to meet the real rockstars and was sleeping with some of them, too, so we brokeup and I was heartsick about it for a little while. I still have a note she wrote me apologizing for an indiscretion she had with my very own lead guitarist. Smalltown teenagers. Ya know?
“We were miscreants who had no other choice, had no other road out. We were one of the few, the chosen, you know? It’s either this or…jail, death, or janitor” (-Paul Westerberg)
“The corporate news media isn’t there to inform you about what’s happening in the world, it’s there to put propaganda in your head that the billionaire class wants you to think” (-Jimmy Dore)
“The politics in the U.S. has gotten so strange partly because of the right-ward trajectory of the democrat party & political & moral bankruptcy of liberalism & right-wing nationalism of liberal/left.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“The Intercept was once considered a top source for whistleblowers and antiwar journalism.
Now it’s a haven for Russiagate conspiracy theorists serving their billionaire master Omidyar screaming RUSSIA rather than at the real enemy: US empire.” (-Danny Haiphong)
“Democrats abandonment of their traditional skepticism of the CIA has made us the War party and greased the skids for the rise of an authoritarian surveillance state.” (-Robert F. Kennedy Jr.)
“The geopolitical winds are changing: Pakistan was a US ally in the first cold war, helping the CIA wage proxy war against the USSR in Afghanistan.
But Imran Khan is pushing for non-alignment. (This was a key reason for the US-backed soft coup against him)” (-Ben Norton)
REMEMBER THE TACO FUELLED PROTEST NEWS OF THE STIMULATOR? WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THAT GUY?
Ben Norton on Twitter: “The Non-Aligned Movement is coming back, bigger than before: Pakistan’s ex Prime Minister Imran Khan said it was a mistake to ally with the US in the first cold war. He called for non-alignment in the new cold war and neutrality over Ukraine. More here: https://t.co/meidLn0wBg https://t.co/bnbhZejSjH” / Twitter
“One of the most significant changes in US politics is that the left-liberal faction of the Dem Party has completely renounced distrust of and concern over CIA, FBI, NSA, etc. They – correctly – perceive those agencies as their allies and thus benign, even benevolent. Left-liberal commentators have to dance around this fact. Because distrust of CIA/FBI/NSA was a staple of that faction’s politics for decades, they can’t explicitly admit they now trust them or see them as benign. But they do, yet still try to posture as anti-authoritarian.” (-Glenn Greenwald)
“Zelensky’s new media law forbids praising Russia, defending the “totalitarian” Soviet Union, and allows the gov’t regulator to fine or ban outlets for “discrediting” the Ukrainian state. The European Federation of Journalists called it “worthy of the worst authoritarian regimes.” “Ukrainians prove dedication to the values of freedom, democracy every day,” Zelensky said in accepting the EU’s Sakharov Prize
He then passed one of Europe’s most censorious media laws, banned a wing of the Orthodox Church, and received dozens of standing ovations from Congress” (-Max Blumenthal)
“How much of a CIA front do you have yo be to express solidarity with a bourgeois politician but not actual workers on strike” (-Tushar Singh)
“AOC, How much money/weapons did you vote to send to Ukraine with absolutely no oversight?
You think that death capital isn’t going to neo nazis, you hack?” (-At Stampede)
“You voted to financially support Nazis in Ukraine. You have never once denounced this proxy war OR the fact that your President financially supports Nazis in Ukraine. You are literally supporting corruption, AOC, on a massive scale.” (-Cindy Demexit)
CRAZY THINGS YOU FIND WHILE LOOKING FOR YOUR LOST LYRIC NOTEBOOK
I been digging through old storage tubs again searching for a stupidly misplaced lyric notebook I needed to commence my New Year’s Resolution to do new music, even if it means begrudgingly finally succombing to using these newfangled computerized gadgets and some kinda pre recorded drum track. Found some real soulful postcards from my long lost first manager and road brother, Mitch (RIP), as well as some phenomenally cool “DEMOLITION JOYRIDE” fanzines authored by my long gone pen pal, Charlie Die (RIP) and his brother from Margate NJ-fabulous stuff, but all too hard hitting and poignant now. Charlie knew he was dying when he was cutting and pasting that fanzine together. He was so cool to me, always super supportive of my lost boys kid bands and shitty fanzines of my own, once described by a really funny famous guitar player as my “slit your wrist fanzines-that was the most depressing shit I ever read!” Here I am tending the same last few empers, twenty five years later, right? As my brattiest bassplayer used to say over and over whenever I’d be depressed about the songwriter heartbreak and broken homes stuff, “nobody cares, nobody remembers”. So how come I never got over any of it like all the flash people in the shiny towers? Came across a fanzine that mighta been from Canada called “FULL BLAST” that reviewed summa my old stuff, that was awesome to see. I’m not really in retirement from rocknroll, I just aint currently got no worthy accomplices willing to help pay for shit, carry their own weight, and do their part to make some action happen. I am the definition of sentimental fool, ya know? As I sort through all these boxes of tornup “Circus” magazines and postcards from dead friends, love letters from motherfuckers who don’t love me anymore, old fliers for poorly attended rock concerts at ridiculously crummy sports bars, all that kind of stuff, I pause, momentarily stunned, by a photograph of my former best friend and myself with his mom on the front porch of my old apartment in Cambridge, Ma. I-yi-yi…We were still Just Kids, maybe 23? He’d just gotten his first Joe College haircut, I’m in the perpetual black cowboy hat pulling that wide open mouth silly David Lee Roth face that my friend Anthony hates when I do, habitually, sometimes, there we are, like bookends, she had three kids plus a live in foster child who was best friends with her daughter-plus two disabled grandsons, plus me, that lady had a real hard life, not like the safe space whiners who are offended by comedians, or podcasters interviewing scientists and doctors that contradict big money agendas, but a REAL HARD LIFE. Now, she’s gravely ill and they are moving her into the hospice today. That kinda thing always hits me like a ton of bricks for many reasons, my main man the record store guru and former roommate who taught me all about sixties garage and proto punk when I was a young teenage Monkees geek, he died at the hospice two, maybe three Christmas Eves ago, and I’m just not “over it”. PK, the songwriter, who was who I wanted to be at my wedding died, too. My teenage bassplayer died suddenly. My Catholic school party friend died suddenly. Now this woman who meant so much to me growing up, she always let me stay with her when I had nowhere to go. More than three times. He’d sneak me into the basement when it was snowy and cold and I was living outside, and she’d find me asleep on the piles of laundry and bring me upstaris and feed me cereal. She took us on trips. She just gave and gave and gave and gave, lovingly mothering all of us, she was just this nurturing, generous, saintly person, in spite of all this damage inflicted on her by cold hearted abusive and mentally ill people. So yeah ya know I’m glad I’ve gotten to speak with her several times over the holidays and tried to put as much love and thanks and sincere gratitude there as I could, but it’s a heartache and a piercing hardship cause I don’t really have relationships with our common mutuals any longer, and I hate all these fuckedup gut wrenching sad goodbyes. Some mornings I fucking straight up just wish I could cry, but I’m a parent, and have to keep a brave face on, that’s kinda my fulltime gig now, trying to Remain Calm, even when I’m anguished on the inside. Feels like my whole life is like one big open wound. Makes me a bit sensitive, find myself instictively clamoring for some sortof affirming familiarity, seeking out dead end ex friends who don’t care about anything anymore, or just looking for some other human beings who are being similarly affected by this whole crazy experiences but I can’t find ’em. When another one of our oldest friends committed suicide, everybody just kinda shrugged. I got a song lyric that goes, “everybody acts so jaded, not me, baby, I’m devastated”. They say people grieve in different ways, but people I used to know just seem to grieve by checkin’ out, goin’ robot, reciting scripts, speaking in Commercial, Acquiring More Stuff. I just can’t…relate to nobody no more. The more I try to reach out and find some people who are still alive in this world who can remember how things were, before this so called New Normal, the more alienated and disappointed I feel. All those old songs about “is there anybody out there” keep echoing through my skull. I’m having a hard time holding it together some days. The gotmines seem so absurdly, pointlessly greedy and mass hypnotized now. It’s all just about the Hustle. The hustle’s on. Morrissey sang “existence is only a game”. I dunno man, I think more and more of us are feeling like society is a game you can never win, people are trained from birth to be soldiers and predators, to worship rich people as authority figures unconditionally and they will hurt you if you let them. I’ve seen so many good friends stick around and get abused by evil forces. They all came to such tragic ends and I don’t just mean the living dead suckup sellouts, either.
“Poverty is considered the biggest crime to the U.S. government. That’s why its prisons are overflowing with 2 million poor people.” (-Danny Haiphong)
“Merkel and Hollande admit the west didn’t want to achieve piece in the Donbas through the Minsk Agreements (2014 and 2015). They wanted to give the coup regime in Kiev time to prepare for war. They wanted to help crush ethnic Russians.
How can anyone trust western negotiators?” (-Seyed Mohammad Marandi)
MIKE MINDLESS AND THE SKULLS
Lotta people I think were super cool are continuing to exit this mortal plain and an accelerated pace ya know and my usual impulse to wanna contact this one, or say hi that one is thwarted again and again. Mike Mindless was a rear rad monsters, comic books, vintage punk rock, and Mexican Wrestler enthusiasts who did the flea markets and old school record conventions and took some amazing photos of like the Misfits and Deadboys and I really liked him. I still remember the trip to the big college town when we first found that SKULLS record with IDOLS & DOLLS on it for a buck. I really feel for his widow who is also cool and talented and really loved her old man. (RIP) MIKE MINDLESS!
Alan MacLeod on Twitter: “I’ve been writing about this trend of media presenting horrifying tales from late capitalism as uplifting stories for years. For example, for @MintPressNews: “Media Frames Teen Using College Savings To Save Mom From Eviction as Uplifting Puff Piece” https://t.co/ii7FvIaTMu” / Twitter
Alan MacLeod on Twitter: “@MintPressNews Or how about when media presented a homeless kid becoming New York chess champion as a lovely story, without ever questioning why any children should be living on the streets in the richest city in the richest country on Earth. Me in @FAIRmediawatch: https://t.co/MZexasX2Fy” / Twitter
Aaron Maté on Twitter: “Vanessa Beeley, who has reported from Syria for years, including during the dirty war, on Syria today under US-led sanctions: “I never, ever saw the level of hopelessness and despair that I’m seeing now.” The humanitarian situation in Syria https://t.co/tR1aN7R2vi” / Twitter
Matt Taibbi on Twitter: “The FBI, explaining to Twitter they’ll handle info from the “USIC,” while the DHS agency CISA will send domestic reports: “We can give you everything we’re seeing from the FBI and USIC agencies. CISA will know what is going on in each state.” More soon #TwitterFiles https://t.co/scNPKqzr6h” / Twitter
You probably aint heard the Roger Waters song, “The Bar”, cause most people I know swore off Roger Waters ‘same time they swore off Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Chappelle, anybody who contradicts the official narrative about how this nato puppet, or that big pharma pitchman are our mandatory saintly saints for gender politeness and scientific bioweapon warfare for ScienceTM and Putin is to blame gets slandered and blacklisted in the pig media and all the TV people parrot that mockingbird bullshit. The idea he sings about in that song is how we used to get together and have some drinks and civil discourse, we used to rub elbows even with people we slightly disagreed with, we used to dance and listen to music and converse. Talk to each other about the songs that moved us and the books we’d been reading and chowin’ down and breakin’ bread nad makin’ a joyful ruckous and doing some analysis and reasoning about what’s really goin’ down, together while inevitably as a consequence of all that, makin’ plans to make a difference-see that’s what the ruling class wanted to halt-that real life get together that they can’t fully monitor and control every aspect of, see all my life, I been the wild card boogeyman, the housewife’s favorite, the Catholic kid’s dirty secret, the wild night at the drive in, yeehaw Boone’s Farm get down rocknroll animal everybody had to hide from they mama. Later on, it was the booj wives they had to keep me away from, right? As they got more invested in Always Acquiring More Stuff and seeking in-law approval, they had to go farther and farher outta their way to avoid me, cause when we’re in the same room together, there’s a razzle dazzle electricity that happens that no one can deny. Champagne bottles get opened and acoustic guitars come out and people start smilin’ and lettin’ their hair down and being their real selves instead of those slogan reciting automotan nine to five domesticated robots they’ve all become. Even me, I aint that free, cause I have all these gravely serious adult responsibilities and can’t relax cause I never know when the other shoes’s gonna fall. It’s all high alert and stay in the box, and always on the clock permenent vigilance. First, they pressured my peers into the military if they were working class, or college if they were posh, then they taught ’em all this think tank developed divisive white wash history revisiopnism and precious identity feelings studies ponciness and started normalizing cancelling comedians and demonetizing leftist antiwar activists. 9/11 truthers, election skeptics. Then, the bars all got infiltrated by intolerant college people, the neighborhoods got gentrified by racist rich people and nasty class patrol cops. People got addicted to their I-Phone gadget updates and most people say they don’t even talk on the phone anymore. “I only text.” I knew something unprecedented was being rolled out when the establishment was banning people from even gathering in churches. Then, they did the non stop repetitive brainwash operation about how supposedly a protest at the capital was the WORST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED IN HUMAN HISTORY!!! I smelled a rat all along with the absolute batshit hysteria over some Maga Blue Lives Matter KKKop protest being Lyn Cheney deep state characterized as an “INSURRECTION!, INSURRECTION, INSURRECTION!” That story even seemed to eclipse the Covid narrative and what was the takeaway from all that, how did the chips fall? Some rightwing militia patsies got Cointelpro rounded up and AOC got trotted out to say she was traumatized, so rather than defunding any kkkops, which was a big movement after George Floyd that was misled back into the bogus DNC, the Squad puppets were now calling for laws against protests and voting for more superfunding of the kkkop state. I used to say to my friends all the time that staying at home and watching tv was NOT where it’s at, cause that’s what the predator class wants-us passively sitting in front of hypnoscreens, mostly alone, consuming their lies. I, myself, quit going to bars when I saw how dominated they’d become by status quo squares and ruling class Fauntleroys. What the Waters song reminds me though, is it was a lot harder for our former associates to dismiss every conversation that ever made them “uncomfortable” and ya know we all saw how the colleges had taught all these fauxgressive fauxwokes to think they gave some goddess given right to never feel “uncomfortable”, it was harder for them to dismiss any hard fact as “fake news” or “conspiracy theory” when they had to look us in the eyes. Tessa Fights Robots and Mark Crispin Miller courageously talked about the importance of Staying Human throughout the whole scary WEF/Davos lockstep clampdowns even when all the corrosive hate and blame and scolding and fearmongering was at it’s relentless media blitz fever pitch. The Thank Obamas are as lost as the Qanons, don’t think for a moment they are actually “WOKE”-they only mourn when tv tells them to, they only demonstrate when tv tells them to. The hypnoscreen addiction really inhibits genuine human interaction cause people just don’t wanna get Twitter cancelled or facebook jailed. They’re afraid to ask hard questions cause it might affect their grade point average or social currency scores. It’s a mad, mad world. Are you on the bus or off the bus? Ya know? What happened to all the people? Monopolies killed real music, monopolies vanquished real news. I’ve become so antisocial I don’t talk on the phone or visit people in real life, we can’t have guests with our family members disability issues, but in my heart ya know, I’m always thinkin’ how we gotta find a way to get back to the bonfire somehow, the speakeasy, the hootenanny, the shindig, the alley jam, the garden, what Waters calls The Bar. cause that’s the only place where the real magic happens. What good is a fool’s paradise without someone to share it with? The Divided States Of Gitmo & Amnesia keeps demanding you do this or take that, wave this particular flag or hate your neighbor, I say whatever the Big Bamboozle Grand Wurlitzer Mind Control Machine says, you probably should do the opposite, those fucking awful media millionaires and Great Reset depopulation billionaires are not your special super science saviors for philanthropy and gender kindness. I really appreciate Roger Waters, his courageous is just astounding. “The Wall” meant a whole lot to me when I was 12 and 13 and kinda transitioning from the Monkees and Beatles to the Stooges and Doors.
This is the only Bar I really go to anymore. Top Tens for 2022: I-94 Bar host The Barman | Columns (i94bar.com)
Kevin Gosztola on Twitter: “Not only was 2022 yet another year with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in prison, but it also was another year in which Committee to Protect Journalists (@pressfreedom) refused to include Assange in their annual jailed journalists index https://t.co/7RHru3aoZA” / Twitter
Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “Declassified Canadian docs on Bosnia offer a chilling outline of NATO’s blueprint for Libya, Syria & Ukraine File after file contains blunt warnings of Bosnian false flags to trigger US intervention & complaints of “outside forces” sabotaging negotiations https://t.co/Jetmc48bpt” / Twitter
MintPress News on Twitter: “Today marks the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, overthrowing Fulgencio Batista US-backed military dictatorship that took place on January 1, 1959. https://t.co/eeCvpmQhG2” / Twitter
“Free speech on social media platforms may be the most important battle human beings must win now.
Without the freedom to say what we like on these platforms, all activism & advocacy which disrupts the status quo or the Empire’s objectives will be visibly & invisibly suppressed.” (-Deepfake Dissident)
all me a cynic when it comes to de-regulation, but we still have Patriot Act 22 yrs after 9/11. Without revolutionary overthrow of the capitalist empires, they will suppress popular dissent as they see fit. Always have, always will. Socialist revolution is the solution.” (-Old Richard)
“I don’t think these platforms really matter at all to activism. That happens in the streets.” (-Genghis Cum)
“Western rule over the world is coming to an end and there is nothing the real people in charge aren’t willing to do to try to maintain their control
If I were you I’d stop believing that BS they are feeding you on TV, the newspapers and social media everyday and look for truth…If Americans want to protect sovereignty, tell our Gov’t to get out of Syria…I don’t need to see Trump’s tax returns to know he cheats on his taxes, anymore than I need to any of the other rich crooks tax returns that they will let get away with it forever. If we as Americans don’t try to look for the truth, our Gov’t and media will continue to feed us their propaganda.
We’ll still believe they are trying to help Ukraine, that this war just started in Feb and Russia was unprovoked
2023 will be even worse for Ukraine than 2022. Stop giving Ukraine weapons
We’re just getting more Ukrainians killed, more of their country destroyed, and making our Oligarchs richer as they steal more of our money while they enjoy watching the damage being done in this proxy war they’ve spent years trying to start. Americans spent $100 billion to get more Ukrainians killed and more of their land taken, but don’t feel like it was wasted because most of it is being split between our weapons manufacturers and the politicians that voted for it. The way to Peace is our Politicians taking billions from the American people and giving it to our weapons manufacturers. Being a pathological liar is ok if you’re on The Democrats side?
Why don’t we just accept the fact all these politicians are a bunch of liars? I guess we are going to go into 2023 still fighting over which Party we’d rather have rip us off. Remember when they tried to tell us Russia blew up its own pipeline, bridge and was trying to bomb their own nuclear power plant and got Americans to believe it? Why does the ADL seem to have a bigger problem with Black celebrities than Ukrainian Nazis? May 2023 be the year Americans realize that we don’t live in a democracy. We need about 100 million people to make their ‘New Years Resolution’ to stop believing what our Gov’t, Politicians and media tell us. We may be approaching a New Year but Americans will still fall for the same old shit. Our Gov’t knows Ukraine can’t win
They are just stealing our money and using Ukraine to fight their war. Remember when the Dem blamed the Parliamentarian for not passing a $15 min wage? Those people you vote for and defend with your life don’t give a damn about you. The US Gov’t just spent 20 years in Afghanistan lying by telling us how great things were going, left in humiliation and the Army they were supposed to be training folded in a day.
Don’t feel bad for them though, they did manage to steal billions from us again. Remember that the reporters who told the truth about the Iraq war were silenced, smeared, fired or all of the above? Don’t forget that the opoid crisis was caused by Big Pharma. Remember when the Med4All people wanted you to deny you medical care if you didn’t take the jab. If you didn’t know anything about the relationship between Russia and Ukraine before the war, why are you blindly taking your information from the people in our country that have lied you into every war we’ve been involved in. Americans stand with whoever our corrupt Gov’t tells us to. Is it antisemitic to ask how some Jewish people went from suffering the horrors of the Holocaust to creating an apartheid State without blinking an eye? Keep this in mind for 2023
When all the politicians and media start giving you the same exact talking points, it’s propaganda.” (-Black In The Empire)
“Instead of sending $100 billion of weapons to Ukraine Biden & the U.S. Congress should be advocating for PEACE TALKS between Russia & Ukraine. Sadly, peace talks don’t make U.S. weapons makers billions of dollars, which is why you won’t see Biden or Congress advocating for peace.” (-Ryan Knight)
your shitlib fraud squad loves their Scwab puppets Venezuela Opposition Removes Guaido as ‘Interim President’ – News From Antiwar.com
NOTHING CHANGES ON NEW YEAR’S DAY
Wow ya know I was just skimming summa those old columns I wrote last year and they were all so bummedout, ya know moving is stressful, parenting in the Post Covid Tiktok Davos Billionaire Lies For War Mass Censorship Era is hard, too-the inflation, the rent gouging, the ripoffs at the grocery store and gas pump, partisan media playing their usual blame shifting pingpong games. I keep telling people they are all in it together-both so called parties and all the corporate media. They hustle us with their rotating hero/villain strategies, but like Gropey Joe promised, “nothing will change” to benefit the poor, it’s all a rigged sham, more tricks of the rich. Elon Musk is not your friend and Bill Gates wants all you pesky poor people to go away and die suddenly. Don’t watch pig media, fall for pig media repetition programming, or fight in any rich man’s wars. Cold outside, rain turned to frost, nowhere to go, dangerous crackhead pitbulls are left loose everywhere and the only halfway decent affordable secondhand junk shop in town is closed til the third. I did not hear from any of my faroff kids or former loved ones over the holiday which was another bad bummer but you know, I know I’m a heretic and I won’t goosestep with the zombies of death, so you know, that’s how it goes. People go where the party is and that aint here in the cold and rainy deadend desert ghost town. All we got here is gloom and some diabolical yuppies trying to gentrify the town, but nobody wants to move some place where there’s only Wal Mart and ruined decades old, long neglected fuckedup properties with bad flooring, bad roofs, fuckedup electricity that you have to rebuild from the bottom up. Landlords still want $900 for mouldy places that leak and shit. I’m on a different schedule from my partner cause we have to kinda work in shifts so the next seven hours will be me just sitting here lookin’ at the internet and feeling a bit crazed from the boredom. That’s the other thing about the ten get rich overnight airbandb schemers who moved here thinking they can turn a dead broke old people town into OVERNIGHT HIPSTER RICHKID BROOKLYN, they don’t usually last long cause there’s nothing to do and nowhere to go and their one night a month “art hop” is just the same old twenty boomers showing off their same old lousy paintings and overpriced kitsch. If I was single, I’d venture out to the new bar that is supposedly playing eighties music for New Year’s Eve cause of course, I’m a sucker for eighties music, but I’ll be going to bed early with my Replacements book, thinking ’bout the past, and wishing I knew some rocknroll people. I was in the active process of relocating to Joshua Tree when the plague hit and everything got shut down except the Bezos bigshots and Waltons big boxes and now the inflation has skyrocketed again so I’m kinda immobilized for the moment, hunkered down, just trying to survive this plague we caught at my kid’s G.E.D. preparation classroom, and make it through the hardship winter. I fucking can’t relate at all to the TV People who speak in pro war spin and on trend gobbledygook. A crazy guy down the street who lives in an Appallacian metal scrap junkyard compound waved at me this morning while I fumbled with my fuckedup brokeass camera trying unsuccessfully to photograph a migrating flock of big birds overhead, he hollered, “Hey Neighbor!” So I waved back-the moonshine hillbillies are bored here, too. The teen crashed out on the couch with the loud youtube on the tv and I keep trying to turn it off but everytime, he wakes up, kinda monopolizing the prime real estate here this morning so I’m gonna head out to the cold garage. Keep trying to find a misplaced notebook with all my most recently updated song lyrics and favorite tunes I hope to record this year even if it’s all done via computer and a faraway friend, or two.
I did hear from my brother TK which was good. Good feeling. Some people don’t change that much and man it was righton to hear from the brother. He’s a well established producer now, but when we were kids, he was a rapper. And my roommate at the Juvenile Detention Hall. One of the only people from the place I grew up who aint lost the cool. He’s one of those cats who was born with it. I miss him. Our mutual friends Beefy, Corey, Austin, Kevin Little are all dead and gone. It’s rough stuff. I’m listening to the Roth Show. Always makes me feel better. I might disagree with Roth about politics and his “combat-hippie” gun lovin’ support for various wars and colonial occupations, he’s way more of a hawk than me, but I can still hear him, he’s still vibein on my frequency. Listened to both of his new podcast episodes then ended up watching that movie, “RUMBLE” about the indigenous origins of rocknroll again. SO GOOD!
One of my long lost and gone childhood amigoes did manage to write me an email over the holidays which was a lot nicer than most of ’em or even my kids, he says he’s got still another new band with a bunch old dudes who played in many eighties and nineties big city bands we’ve all heard of, they’re mostly a cover band, but of course one of ’em has a studio so they’re also gonna record some originals and some of ’em will be based on songs me and the dude wrote together in the mid to late nineties. He asked me first if he could use that stuff and since most of the motherfuckers never even ask, they just do the stuff and act like I never existed, that gets old, so I appreciated that. People in my life recorded songs I co wrote and released them on wax without even bothering to send me copies, thought I should buy ’em from their label. Cover bands, big cities, gentrified bars, all my old neighbohoods teeming with cops and rich people, that aint my scene at all no more, but I’m happy for him, cause he got out of the worst hell on earth and it sounds like he’s having a good time.
AWKWORD on Twitter: “”I’ve never seen more cocaine usage than on people I went to school with that are now prosecutors today. I’ve never seen more people fighting, doing more crime. The only difference is it’s not treated as crime” – @msolurin Kyle Rittenhouse is no anomaly https://t.co/9wgc3GGCdW” / Twitter
SYSTEM UPDATE WITH GLENN GREENWALD:
Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH™ on Twitter: “For every young person who dies unexpectedly, the family remains quiet and does not come out and tell the public what happened–It’s “Until Proven Otherwise.” #courageousdiscourse https://t.co/adzIFyOGMV” / Twitter
SOME STUFF WE LIKE:
|A rarely seen documentary on Arthur Lee | Dangerous MindsArthur Lee died six years ago today. Here’s something from the Dangerous Minds’ archives to commemorate his passing. There’s very little information to be found on this 1991 “documentary” on Arthur Lee. The three key people involved in its creation are dead or, in the case of Crimson Crout, nowhere to be found. Directed by the mysterious Crout from a concept by Arthur Lee and …dangerousminds.net|
Glenn Greenwald on Twitter: “Omidyar is pulling his money out every year and The Intercept is not long for this world. Still, never forget that – 2 weeks before the election – it spread the CIA/FBI lie that the Biden laptop was “Russian disinformation,” and they never retracted it: https://t.co/HMzyBOt0F1 https://t.co/mwXHyLhmiL” / Twitter
“A suggestion to anyone who is spending the holidays with family who vote differently than you do: Love them. Neither one of these corrupt parties who actively use our government to enrich themselves & their corporate donors is worth disowning a family member over.” (-Ryan Knight)
As a physician, I can tell you that being without shelter in freezing weather is dangerous for your health. You shouldn’t need to hear this, though. As a human being, I can tell you that we are morally corrupt as a society when we allow people to freeze in the streets.” (-Gaibre Stephen)
“”As on 1st Nights for 2 decades, folks seeking an end to permanent war will gather in Copley Sq for celebration & inspiration. Bring banners, fliers, stickers, food, buttons, antiwar & human rights imperatives & holiday spirit to 1000s who deserve to know peace is possible. This comes at a time of crushing inequality, a war on working people, a climate in collapse & record $858 B annual defense spending, where military + policing devour twice as many tax dollars as all other expenses combined – hlth, climate, housing, education, transport & more! In this age of endless war that impoverishes us at home & endangers us abroad, 1st Night Against the Wars is needed more than ever. Join us 12/31 in Boston to celebrate & demand a New Year for People, Planet & Peace over Profit.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)
“There’s an additional layer here: fake anti-establishment vs. real anti-establishment.
On the fake side, you have the boutique left (e.g., AOC) and what @PrimoRadical
has aptly named “corporate populism” (e.g., Elon Musk). We should be extremely wary of both.” (-Ashley)
Why is it that suggesting that the rich & powerful in the West exploit the poor is a “conspiracy theory?” And why is it that any accusations against the demonic enemies in Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Venezuela, etc, etc never need one shred of evidence?” (-Primo Radical)
‘RT was erased from YouTube under US/EU orders
The US govt seized the URLs of Iranian media The US bombed Al Jazeera’s office back when it was more critical of US wars Now Latin America’s teleSUR was repeatedly hacked Any media that challenges US foreign policy is under threat” (-Ben Norton)
“RAND wants everyone dead asap.” (-David Swanson)
“People! Just Stop and Think! With overall $112,000,000,000 of funds poured to #ukranianwar #Ukraine now has 3rd biggest military budget with only China and USA in front. This is insane! Blackhole #ZelenskyWarCriminal ” (-Igor Lopatonok)
“The CIA is a rogue and unaccountable paramilitary organization with its own armed units and drone program, death squads and a vast archipelago of global black sites where kidnapped victims are tortured and disappeared.” (-William Murphy)
“You are not anti-war if you
• support the neocolonial NATO alliance • side with literal Nazis against the civilians who they have waged an 8-year genocide on • think Bush, Cheney & the CIA are heroes • want Julian Assange to spend life in prison for exposing US war crimes” (-Primo Radical)
FREEZING HERE, I’M GRUMPY, AND I WISH I HAD SOME BOOZE.
Three crazee cats and a kooky kid woke me up at five in the morning, then I find my Mr. Coffee machine I inherited from a prior tenant was leaking all over the kitchen curtain again-I stepped outside-still rainy and dark but the roosters goin’ off in the distance make me feel at home! Cows keep shitting in the yard, I always smile about the loose cows-way more likable than the loose pitbulls weaponized by all the Maga Militias and Pinkhat Gender New Age Karens. “He doesn’t bite.” They all say. I guess I got a lot on my mind, kinda in the midst of some mourning, so to have to hassle with aggressive assholes fuckedup dogs is like an extra pain in the ass. I been chased twice.
Ronald van Keekem on Twitter: “Jeffrey Sachs: NATO is the Biggest Threat to Peace in Ukraine https://t.co/ZcCBNQZYjX The Left Lens w/ Danny Haiphong [@SpiritofHo] December 22, 2022 https://t.co/njUk9uVy2H” / Twitter
World BEYOND War on Twitter: “📢 Register now to receive updates from World BEYOND War about important #antiwar events, petitions, news, and action alerts from our global grassroots network! https://t.co/IwPwJ0xbAm #newsletter #activism #nowar https://t.co/nTOhu993oW” / Twitter
Hassan Mafi on Twitter: “Jimmy Dore: “The corporate news media isn’t there to inform you about what’s happening in the world, it’s there to put propaganda in your head that the billionaire class wants you to think” https://t.co/L3JT0JTwmT” / Twitter
The CIA is using a European NATO ally’s spy service to conduct a covert sabotage campaign inside Russia under the agency’s direction, according to former U.S. intelligence and military officials. | Jack Murphy (jackmurphywrites.com)
MintPress News on Twitter: “Julian Assange’s father John Shipton and Lee Camp discuss Assange’s incarceration in London and the prospect of being extradited into the custody of U.S. Intelligence officers who had planned to assassinate him. WATCH AT NOON EST TODAY https://t.co/ojkSgOsKfj” / Twitter
MintPress News on Twitter: “”The system that comedians come up in, we don’t come up in the way of pleasing the boss. We are not generally thinking “what can I say that will be allowed and get me promoted?” – @LeeCamp WATCH LIVE: https://t.co/o9WEDIlbOv https://t.co/cPg8dLxw1l” / Twitter
Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “Amazing candor from Iran-Contra felon Ollie North: Ukraine is just like Reagan’s dirty wars in Central America, Africa and Afghanistan Most of the aid is a kickback to US weapons makers and Beltway contractors The proxy war is preparation for a larger war w/ China over Taiwan https://t.co/kmKW2JZCH4” / Twitter
The Grayzone on Twitter: “Intel files sent by Canadian peacekeepers expose CIA black ops, imported jihadist fighters, potential false flags, and stage-managed atrocities in the Bosnian war @KitKlarenberg & @spyculture review the new evidence of shocking interventionist deceptions https://t.co/kZOH6g2A3C” / Twitter
Ben Norton on Twitter: “Lithium is needed for batteries (cars, phones, computers). It’s so valuable it’s called “white gold”. Its price has gone up 1100% in the past 2 years. Zimbabwe has the largest lithium reserves in Africa. It has enough to supply 1/5th of the world’s needs https://t.co/cLO5925sfb” / Twitter
DiedSuddenly on Twitter: “16 year olds having strokes is not, and never was, normal. This is what happens after you mass inject the global population with an experimental mRNA technology. The post vaccine fallout is just getting started. #diedsuddenly https://t.co/fme2ReR7tP” / Twitter
Primo Radical on Twitter: “Liberals constantly internalize the latest headlines, forgetting what happened before last week and acting as though sentiments that they once vigorously agreed with are now ludicrous. Meanwhile, anti-imperialists have consistently been warning about the same dangers for years.” / Twitter
Jimmy Dore on Twitter: “The JIMMY DORE SHOW Is Live! NOW! Guaido OUT as Pretend Venezuela President! Bernie & Ollie North AGREE on Ukraine! W/ Aaron Maté @aaronjmate Featuring Kurt Metzger @kurtmetzger, Scott Ritter @author_himself & Anya Parampil @anyaparampil https://t.co/OBOlliDnRU https://t.co/CyslqUJtHI” / Twitter
BROTHERS & SISTERS & FRIENDS OF THE REVOLUTION, since none of us knows how much time we really got left here, maybe it’s good to kinda think about what we want in life, not just what they program us to think we want, and what we really can offer this world with what time remains. Try and forgive each other and do the best we can. Stay Wild Stay Free!
“I don’t trust billionaires or any person who got rich off exploitation. Trusting billionaires is for suckers.” (-Jay Befaunt)
“It’s a good thing—not a bad thing—to make specific demands of politicians who wield immense power. That is one of the only ways to make change in a system that is rigged to benefit large corporations. We were right to #ForceTheVote & @AOC and the squad are STILL feckless cowards.” (-Ryan Knight)
“AOC and the squad bragging about being good little bootlickers for the Democratic Party is not the flex she thinks it is” (-Revolutionary Blackout Network)
Jimmy Dore on Twitter: “HOLY SHIT! The Right Wing of the Republican party is further LEFT on war than @AOC & the entire Democratic party. The #FraudSquad & @BernieSanders are 100% WAR PIGS. THIS IS WHAT THE SQUAD WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DOING 2YEARS AGO BUT INSTEAD THEY LIED ABOUT HEALTHCARE ACTIVISTS #FTV” / Twitter
Dr. Jill Stein🌻 on Twitter: “The persecution of Julian Assange is a microcosm of the empire’s assault on democracy. The fight for his freedom is a fight for our own. Let this imperative close out 2022, and renew our struggle in 2023. #FreeAssange” / Twitter
Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “Listen to a preview of the upcoming Grayzone Show on @WBAI, broadcasting across New York City on 99.5 FM every Sunday at 6 PM EST This week, we cover armed resistance of the Lion’s Den in the occupied West Bank, new #TwitterFiles, and the tragic demise of the US antiwar left. https://t.co/sjEZW9zarS” / Twitter
“The Squad is controlled opposition and an extension of the Democratic Party establishment. The greatest country on earth has millions without healthcare.
The greatest country on earth has millions without a home. The greatest country on earth has half the population in or near poverty.
American exceptionalism is a lie, unless you’re rich that is. The cost of the US’s War on Terror alone has been:
Tens of millions displaced. Millions killed. Trillions of US tax dollars wasted.
But please do tell me about how scared of Russia and China you are. Hakeem Jeffries is a neoliberal.
Kevin McCarthy is a neoliberal.
Don’t be fooled by so-called “gridlock” in Congress. Both corporate parties walk in lock-step together when it comes to neoliberalism and war. Cuba helped South Africa defeat apartheid.
The U.S. labeled Nelson Mandela a terrorist and supported apartheid until its last day.” (-Danny Haiphong)
“As the United States and its Western allies go around sanctioning and stealing other countries money and assets do they ever think that just maybe the rest of the world will stop relying on the dollar and look to other currencies that are safer? Stop worrying about the citizens in countries like China, Russia and North Korea being victims of their Gov’ts propaganda, when the masters of brainwashing a society are right here in America. Remember when they had you all losing your minds over the Kurds and the women in Afghanistan and then it all went away when it was no longer useful to our Gov’t
Same thing is gonna happen when they’re done using Ukraine and they move us on to their next adventure to care about. Our Gov’t is gonna give Ukraine just enough weapons to keep this war going until they have no country or soldiers left and then they will abandon them like they do everybody else. So is everybody gonna keep pretending that the Pentagon didn’t “Lose” trillions of dollars again?” (-Black In The Empire)
“The neocon & now democrat party institute, the Institute for the Study of War, claimed the Russia Federation’s call for a Christmas truce was intended to undermine Ukraine’s international reputation. That is too late. Outside the West the people see Ukraine for what it is.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer is assessing the health risks of exposure to 5G technologies, but critics accused the agency of ignoring already existing evidence + suggest the results could be tainted by industry partners.” (-Robert F. Kennedy Jr.)
THE USUAL WARCRIMES WHITEWASH IS A BIG BAMBOOZLE! NEVER AGAIN MEANS ANYBODY! EVERYBODY! HUMANS!
Robert F. Kennedy Jr on Twitter: “CDC analysis shows that the number of serious adverse events reported in less than two years for mRNA COVID-19 vaccines is 5.5 times greater than all serious reports for vaccines given to adults in the U.S. since 2009 (~73,000 vs. ~13,000). https://t.co/VAx9EiOhXH” / Twitter
Black in the Empire on Twitter: “I’m guessing nobody asked why he helped pass all those bills to mass incarcerate Black people, was he so close to Strom Thurmond that he gave the eulogy at his funeral or hasn’t done anything he promised to the Black community yet” / Twitter
SHITLIBS WATCH TV
BILLY IDOL GOT HIS STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
You know, he’s one of my all time heroes, favorite singers, a lightning bolt of personal inspiration and my teenage role model, so yeah, I’m into it. I love him, always have, always will. I woulda been there if I could. I like all his stuff. From Generation X to the Roadside and Cage ep’s. I love Derwood, and I love Steve Stevens, too. Rocknroll motherfuckers, about the best of the best! Rollins did a surprisingly great job talking about Idol’s legacy and especially emphasizing the crucial contributions of Generation X who never get enough credit.. “Decade after decade, he remains himself”. WELL SAID, Henry….Difference between Billy and almost everybody else is he STILL writes FANTASTIC songs. I really love him with all my heart, like somebody I know. Hell I think I know him better than the people from my past who changed until they were nigh unrecognizable. Billy has integrity, fire, sincerity, soulpower, unprecedented swagger and coolness, the whole thing, really. There are not a lotta days that go by in my lifetime when I aint listening to Idol. Thank you, Billy for all those life affirming, uplifting rocknroll anthems. I know it’s harder than you make it look cause I’ve spent about forty years trying to do my own version. Long Live Billy Idol! Bless him! return To Splendor! I’m with you, Billy!
“Western “liberal democracies” are just totalitarian regimes with more money and better narrative management. The US-centralized empire controls the global south with bombs, bullets and blockades and controls the rest of us with mass-scale psychological manipulation.
Sure it’s more pleasant to be sitting where we are rather than at the barrel of the gun, but don’t confuse pleasantness with freedom. It’s nice that here they let you criticize your government and buy whatever you can afford at the store. It would be pleasant to live in a vat with your brain plugged into a virtual world of endless pleasure, too, but it wouldn’t be freedom. Psychological tyranny is still tyranny.
You’ll never get change as long as propagandists are able to convince a critical mass of people not to push for change. You’ll never stop depraved agendas as long as propagandists can manipulate a critical mass of people into consenting to those agendas. Propaganda is enemy #1.
Every other solution people talk about is secondary to the problem of the empire being able to psychologically manipulate a critical majority of people. Voting strategies, organizing, activism, protests, none of these things will get off the ground as long as public perception is controlled.
The good news is that public trust in the mass media is at an all-time low while our ability to share unauthorized ideas and information with each other is at an all-time high. The bad news is it still hasn’t been enough, and online censorship is increasingly suppressing dissent.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
Jimmy Dore on Twitter: “And there it is. #ForceTheVote was always just Politics 101. The #FraudSquad had the very same leverage as the right wingers do now, but the squad chose NOT to demand anything for their vote. They succeeded in electing an enemy of the left while getting nothing. #UniParty” / Twitter
ONE OF THOSE FUCKIN’ DAYS
where I got nowhere to go but my spirit gets seized by impulsive desire and the usual restlessness, that urgent throbbing pulse of life that put me on so many Grayhounds as a kid with just my Walkman and denim jacket and half crushed pack of Marlboro reds. “Pack It Up” by the Pretenders has been a big song of mine since I was about ten probably. Is that about forty years or some shit? Puttin’ some lyrics down on paper but I’ve said it all before. I wish my friend Dave Andra was still alive, he worked for decades at a hippie record store then when it was sold and became a guitar shop, they new owners hired him on even though he was not a guitarist, he was such a beloved figure in the destination record store tristate area, and an absolute expert on the blues and garage punk and old school scuzzy psychedelia, they just righteously kept him on, though I frequently badgered our mutual former co worker who’d opened his own sortof spinoff record store in the nu metal era, to hire him and pay him a proper wage, that never happened and he ought to regret that now. So I’d call him at the record store turned guitar shop on mornings like this one, and we’d chat about whatever fanciful band plans I was masterminding in my crazy head, or girlfriend problems that come from being perpetually poor and dedicated to your single minded punknroll records making dream, or he’d tell me about whatever ZZ Top were doing, and how I needed to listen to more Isaac Hayes and 13th Floor Elevators and the English version of “Aftermath”. He was the kindest soul I ever knew probably, we lived together for awhile when I was a teenager and that phase was one of my humiliating life’s rare highlights. He’d play me some old Johnny Winter record, John Lee Hooker, or Bo Diddley’s “Gladiator” and I’d try to get him to like Echo & The Bunnymen or “Head On The Door” or some shit like that. We were from two completely different generations, but we were both deeply devoted to rocknroll. He liked pot, I liked whiskey, we both liked beer and acid, the Doors, MC5 and Love. He’d come to my nowhere band’s little, poorly attended, ridiculous shows at some old man lodges or whatever, in his Ray Ban shades and Brill Creamed slickback hair, cause that’s what he thought high style was for a big night out on the town. I looked stupid in mime makeup and my second hand women’s floor length fur coats and colored tissue paper braided into my hair and fishnet stockings, and combat boots, but we attracted some fervent followers in surplus army coats and spiked Blackie Lawless leather bracelets from a nearby hardcore thrash and stoner scene. Plus all the delivery drivers from my pizza job, and some crazy “River’s Edge” Viet Nam vets, and about ten girls who liked the Cure and Gene Loves Jezebel. Some of our record store loitering punk friends became his backing band for awhile and he’d play some wild old “Nuggets” covers and open for my juvie goth gang, mainly at hog roasts, or backyard parties. Now he’s sadly dead and gone like all the rest, and I got no one to call. I still talk to all those dead people out loud cause I’m sortof nuts like that. Ralph Nader says we gotta organize to defy the WEF plans for cashless society. I remember knowing the Shitlibs of Occupy Eugene could not be trusted, fake resistance/controlled opposition, when they moved out of the banking zones as not to inconvenience rich people, already defeating the whole purpose of the occupation and changed the topic to Gender, and demonized Dr. Jill Stein for recognizing that the media is controlled and the colleges are compromised by their corporate partnerships. My thinking nowadays is it is best to organize resistance movements minus landlordly middle management type status quo preservers, already deeply invested in the permanent fix is in sham. They know deep down shit’s all fucked up, but they just don’t care. It’s all about their own comforts, delusions of popularity, convenience and consumerism. I love the freestyle DIY mf’s like Unholy Rom 3’s bunch up in Michigan, or the DeSpain Carry It Forward factions, who are more interested in building community, providing real emergency services, and helping people in need, than they are in scolding the poor. I wish my original record store guru, Dave Andra could have gotten in on all this legal white people reefer after about sixty five years of looking of his shoulder and having to fret like a character from the “Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” comicbooks and worry the man was gonna kick down the door and shoot him in his bed for smoking a medicinal herb. I never liked weed, but have mad love for lots of people who it helps. I feel the same way about anybody needing a drink in this cruelty based fanatical prohibition culture. My man died alone in some outta town hospice after two strokes and a heart attack. I am lonesome in this life without him. I can’t stand sellout Sanders or any of the frauds in congress anymore. OBVIOUSLY the crooked billionaires, with the secret islands and super yachts, seed vaults, and bugout bunkers wanna kill off all us poor people and they’re using a lot of different strategies to accomplish that aim. Their politician puppets are all boughtoff or blackmailed into obedience. Jeffret Epstein did not kill himself. Who killed Seth Rich? Who killed Michael Hastings?
Dylan 🌹 on Twitter: “I will forever appreciate EVERYONE who pushed #ForceTheVote. The strategy wasn’t the problem. People deserve healthcare @briebriejoy @PatTheBerner @jimmy_dore @ProudSocialist @SabbySabs2 @RevBlackNetwork” / Twitter
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CATS WOKE ME UP TOO EARLY ALWAYS RUNNIN’ AROUND
So here I am again, with my coffee, cold hands, and only half remembered brittle pictures of my dreams about the long gone past. Dreading the work I gotta do today because it is out of my limited range of tool time blue collar home improver expertise, not only do I not know shit about tools and suck at numbers, but ya know like I got these weak Arthiritic can’t move hands and bad knees and bad back and I’m half blind and I shake, so yeah, being on ladders and holding expensive glass and measuring shit, I’m not great at any of that. We were gifted a firepit for the yard somebody made for us out of an old military drum, so I am pretty excited to have a bonfire soon, even if these bitter frosty days are too cold to be out there for long, I’m still part hillbilly and I still love me some bonfire jams. I watched that flick about old writer Ben Fong Torres and kinda felt like I missed the golden age of rocknroll my decades, they’d pretty much killed it dead by ’95. I skim the big music mags on line and it’s always such cynical, manipulative, horrible horse shit. Who’d wanna write about any of that even if they were getting paid? Not me, really. The big hype Spin magazine bands are all warmed over Smashing Pumpkins, just like hipsters moaning about being horny and wanting to be seen at the rich people bar. I’m always scrolling through the youtubes and the podcasts looking for something new that matters or might make a difference, or even has some point of view that ain’t just some top down propaganda agenda 21 mockingbird bullshit, on every platform, making a mockery of music, news, medicine, and truth. Where I live now, there’s just like loose cows roaming around at night. I watch the sunrise and sunset, take pictures, not much else to do. Lee Camp the whistle blower comedian complains about being kicked off of platforms by billionaire techlords in cahoots with the secret spy agencies mainly responsible for assassinating democratically elected heads of state, importing drugs to targeted communities, and organzing coups. Me, I never expected any of my platforms to be long lasting cause man, they started cancelling me in like the fourth grade, by the eighth grade, they were circulating illegal memoes about how my challenging the history teacher’s racist narratives and wearing makeup was a “disruption to the learning process” and the admin wanted teachers to paper trail my mildest indiscretions, ‘talking in class, wearing all the things that nobody wears, it’s always been like that. Some drunkass motherfucker would start shit with me for no reason at the bar but I’d be the one that the chickenshit asskissers would throw out. I was writing first hand boots on the ground, real time eye witnes reports from real life riots with racist cops spraying people with rubber bullets at a funeral and the punk guy whose whole mission statement was “free speech”, just like this MIC/diamond mine apartheid heir we have to hear about all day now, the free speech punk was censoring my columns about police abuse. I had a page in a big city news paper for awhile but ya know I ain’t much on Jack White or the Strokes and that fizzled out, too. I’m not an official narrative reciter or teleprompter reader. I don’t like Britney or Taylor or the Foo Fighters or Nsynch. If all media is focused on the royals or insisting something is fair and balanced or safe and effective, or some war was unprovoked-unprovoked-unprovoked, or some ho-hum rightwing thank a kkkop protest was an insurrection–insurrection-insurrection, I tend to instinctively look around to find out what they aint telling us over and over and over and over again on the tv. Whatever they said is good is usually not. And vice versa. They were saying this culture had gotten too Orwellian in the Reagan eighties, but holy fuck balls…everywhere you look, it’s absolute batshit now. Blame it all on a commie bat who was working double secret for Putin-Putin-Putin…The WEF is straight up saying they intend on elnslaving you and taking your shit cause most of you useless eaters are “not needed” but the tv people, they’re all excited cause Miley Cyrus’ new album is about to drop and they wanna have a party in the USA-USA-USA. “Everyone I thought was cool is six feet underground…” Just remembered I gotta go haul a dryer today and do some crazy window repairs.
“This is a war between the United States and Russia, make no mistake. Ukraine is the pawn that bleeds. We shall all join their suffering unless talking begins and wisdom prevails.” (-John Pilger)
AMERICAN JETSET AND LAST GREAT DREAMERS
Not bad, not bad. Here’s a newish band I’m just discovering, kindof like part pop and part sleaze, remind you of anyone? Ha, yeah, they got me right away with their melodic catchiness reminiscent of a UK band Three Colours Red, American Heartbreak, Sin City Sinners, and Last Great Dreamers. I guess they play the long decayed old Whiskey/Cathouse circuit with all the hairband last callers like Steven Adler and Steven Pearcy. They call themselves disillusioned descendants of the Sunset Strip and hey man that’s a description I can relate to. Hollywood’s a hard town, you can’t have real friends in Hollywood, everybody’s trying to get to the top of the pops, even when you think somebody gets you, can hear where you’re comin’ from, they can ghost you just like that, no goodbye, never said why. Even and especially the ones you helped. It’s a mercenary culture. A guy who kinda stole my whole bag sent me a postcard telling me to call him, like I got some overflowing warehouse of more stuff for him to take and integrate. That’s the Murkkkan way-ruthless explotation, shameless plaigirism, and keeping the dirty poors in their place. Boots on our necks.
Last Great Dreamers – Oblivion Kids (Official Music Video) – YouTube These cats reminded me of A Streetcar Named Disaster.
For me, it’s been a lonely time since the last little rocknroll scene existed. You know: the Ultras, Motorcycle Boy, Comatones, Nymphs, and Celebrity Skin. I mean nobody’s really come along since then that packed that kinda punch and made you feel it, they all had songs, style, and worked hard to entertain us. I mean what came after them? The Humpers and Electric Frankenstein I guess, but even that’s what, like, twenty five years ago. The pleasure’s kinda gone outta everything, it all just feels like work. Hard for me to wanna even apply myself, once you’ve been burned, ya can’t go back to the innocence. I got moments of self pity, regrets, resentments, but mostly it’s all dread. Desiring oblivion. I tried watching “True Romance” last night until it got too frigid in the garage hideout, I like when she said, “sometimes it goes the other way, too.” I would not be here were it not for my beautiful better half, I’ll tell ya that. This old world’s just lost all it’s fun and the Doctor Evil motherfuckers are intentionally killing off everything I ever liked or cared about. I keep talkin’ ’bout the same old artists I believe in, whether it’s Gunfire Dance or Billy Idol or Sinead O’Connor or Paul K, it’s cause those are artists I believe in. Joe Strummer sang about the importance of “Diggin’ The New”, right, so I keep lookin’ ’round, ear to the ground, squintin’ at the horizon. I tried to hear the current thing band over at Spin magazine today and I gotta say, it just seems so corny, put together. Faux shocking band name, diverse coalition of college-y, thirty something, being seen at the bar brunch hipsters, regurgitating old Hole and Bikini Kill ideas, I did not feel it. So I dive back into the long gone Raji’s/Al’s Bar/English Acid early nineties Tinseltown to get my rocknroll kicks. I think Alice the Galactic Kid was easily as good as Inger, and they both should have been much bigger, more famous. Courtney sabotoged Inger, I know that much. “Patron Saint Of Fucked Over Musicians” always spoke to me. Me, too, sister. They really did a number on me. it’s hard to even wanna start again.
NO FUTURE FOR ME
“Precrime. Under the pretext of helping overwhelmed government agencies work more efficiently, AI predictive and surveillance technologies are being used to classify, segregate and flag the populace with little concern for privacy rights or due process. All of this sorting, sifting and calculating is being done swiftly, secretly and incessantly with the help of AI technology and a surveillance state that monitors your every move. AI predictive tools are being deployed in almost every area of life.
Mandatory quarantines. Building on precedents established during the COVID-19 pandemic, government agents may be empowered to indefinitely detain anyone they suspect of posing a medical risk to others without providing an explanation, subject them to medical tests without their consent, and carry out such detentions and quarantines without any kind of due process or judicial review.
Mental health assessments by non-medical personnel. As a result of a nationwide push to train a broad spectrum of so-called gatekeepers in mental health first-aid training, more Americans are going to run the risk of being reported by non-medical personnel and detained for having mental health issues.
Tracking chips for citizens. Momentum is building for corporations and the government alike to be able to track the populace, whether through the use of RFID chips embedded in a national ID card, microscopic chips embedded in one’s skin, or tags in retail products.
Military involvement domestically. The future, according to a Pentagon training video, will be militaristic, dystopian and far from friendly to freedom. Indeed, all signs point to the battlefield of the future being the American home front. Anticipating this, the government plans to have the military work in conjunction with local police to quell civil unrest domestically.
Government censorship of anything it classifies as disinformation. In the government’s ongoing assault on those who criticize the government—whether that criticism manifests itself in word, deed or thought—government and corporate censors claiming to protect us from dangerous, disinformation campaigns are, in fact, laying the groundwork now to preempt any “dangerous” ideas that might challenge the power elite’s stranglehold over our lives.
Threat assessments. The government has a growing list—shared with fusion centers and law enforcement agencies—of ideologies, behaviors, affiliations and other characteristics that could flag someone as suspicious and result in their being labeled potential enemies of the state. Before long, every household in America will be flagged as a threat and assigned a threat score. It’s just a matter of time before you find yourself wrongly accused, investigated and confronted by police based on a data-driven algorithm or risk assessment culled together by a computer program run by artificial intelligence.
War on cash. The government and its corporate partners are engaged in a concerted campaign to shift consumers towards a digital mode of commerce that can easily be monitored, tracked, tabulated, mined for data, hacked, hijacked and confiscated when convenient. This push for a digital currency dovetails with the government’s war on cash, which it has been subtly waging for some time now. In recent years, just the mere possession of significant amounts of cash could implicate you in suspicious activity and label you a criminal.
Expansive surveillance. AI surveillance harnesses the power of artificial intelligence and widespread surveillance technology to do what the police state lacks the manpower and resources to do efficiently or effectively: be everywhere, watch everyone and everything, monitor, identify, catalogue, cross-check, cross-reference, and collude. Everything that was once private is now up for grabs to the right buyer. With every new AI surveillance technology that is adopted and deployed without any regard for privacy, Fourth Amendment rights and due process, the rights of the citizenry are being marginalized, undermined and eviscerated.
Militarized police. Having transformed local law enforcement into extensions of the military, the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department and the FBI are moving into the next phase of the transformation, turning the nation’s police officers into techno-warriors, complete with iris scanners, body scanners, thermal imaging Doppler radar devices, facial recognition programs, license plate readers, cell phone extraction software, Stingray devices and so much more.
Police shootings of unarmed citizens. Owing in large part to the militarization of local law enforcement agencies, not a week goes by without more reports of hair-raising incidents by police imbued with a take-no-prisoners attitude and a battlefield approach to the communities in which they serve. Police brutality and the use of excessive force continues unabated.
False flags and terrorist attacks. Almost every tyranny being perpetrated by the U.S. government against the citizenry—purportedly to keep us safe and the nation secure—has come about as a result of some threat manufactured in one way or another by our own government. This has become the shadow government’s modus operandi regardless of which party is in power: the government creates a menace—knowing full well the ramifications such a danger might pose to the public—then without ever owning up to the part it played in unleashing that particular menace on an unsuspecting populace, it demands additional powers in order to protect “we the people” from the threat.
Endless wars to keep America’s military’s empire employed. The military and security industrial complexes that have advocated that the U.S. remain at war, year after year, are the very entities that will continue to profit the most from America’s expanding military empire abroad and here at home.
Erosions of private property. Private property means little at a time when SWAT teams and other government agents can invade your home, break down your doors, kill your dog, wound or kill you, damage your furnishings and terrorize your family. Likewise, if government officials can fine and arrest you for growing vegetables in your front yard, praying with friends in your living room, installing solar panels on your roof, and raising chickens in your backyard, you’re no longer the owner of your property.
Overcriminalization. The government has increasingly adopted the authoritarian notion that it knows best and therefore must control, regulate and dictate almost everything about the citizenry’s public, private and professional lives. Overregulation and overcriminalization have been pushed to such outrageous limits that federal and state governments now require on penalty of a fine that individuals apply for permission before they can grow exotic orchids, host elaborate dinner parties, gather friends in one’s home for Bible studies, give coffee to the homeless, let their kids manage a lemonade stand, keep chickens as pets, or braid someone’s hair.
Strip searches and the denigration of bodily integrity. Court rulings undermining the Fourth Amendment and justifying invasive strip searches have left us powerless against police empowered to forcefully draw our blood, forcibly take our DNA, strip search us, and probe us intimately. Individuals—men and women alike—continue to be subjected to what is essentially government-sanctioned rape by police in the course of “routine” traffic stops.
Censorship. First Amendment activities are being pummeled, punched, kicked, choked, chained and generally gagged all across the country. Free speech zones, bubble zones, trespass zones, anti-bullying legislation, zero tolerance policies, hate crime laws and a host of other legalistic maladies dreamed up by politicians and prosecutors have conspired to corrode our core freedoms. The reasons for such censorship vary widely from political correctness, safety concerns and bullying to national security and hate crimes but the end result remains the same: the complete eradication of what Benjamin Franklin referred to as the “principal pillar of a free government.”
Taxation Without Any Real Representation. As a Princeton University survey indicates, our elected officials, especially those in the nation’s capital, represent the interests of the rich and powerful rather than the average citizen. We are no longer a representative republic. With Big Business and Big Government having fused into a corporate state, the president and his state counterparts—the governors—have become little more than CEOs of the Corporate State, which day by day is assuming more government control over our lives. Never before have average Americans had so little say in the workings of their government and even less access to their so-called representatives.
(-By John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead)
Useful Idiots on Twitter: “The US blamed the Maidan Massacre on President Yanukovich, triggering a coup and civil war. But when @I_Katchanovski revealed who really committed the massacre — including footage CNN tried to bury — he was ignored by mainstream media @aaronjmate @kthalps https://t.co/P0RBXUBdBG” / Twitter
So we need to get moving. What we need to do is work to exacerbate public distrust in imperial media and help people to see they’re being continually deceived about their nation, their government and their world by the powerful. Propaganda only works if people trust the source.
This is the front line of the revolution. Everything else comes second, because until you deal with the fact that our enemy has the most powerful narrative control machine in the history of civilization, none of your other revolutionary ideals will ever be able to manifest. The imperial spin machine should therefore be our primary target. Attack the empire’s news media and its manipulators in Hollywood and Silicon Valley, expose their lies, and weaken public trust in those institutions so that people can no longer be manipulated by them.
Every positive change in human behavior — whether individual or collective — is always preceded by an expansion of consciousness. All we need to do is expand public consciousness of what’s really happening. The more people wake up, the more people will be available to help us.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)BEAUTY SECRETS AND PRO TIPS FROM FITNESS EXPERT AND TOP BEAUTY INFLUENCER GENERAL LABOR:
Matt Taibbi on Twitter: “Capsule Summaries of all Twitter Files Threads to Date, With a Glossary: With links to work by @BariWeiss, @ShellenbergerMD, @Lhfang, and @davidzweig https://t.co/ENrLJSNtui” / Twitter
“Gotta hand it to the empire propagandists for convincing the “populist right” that 1980s-style moral panics and garden variety stuffy social conservatism are actually brave and revolutionary ways to fight the power. You won’t get healthy resistance movements as long as people are being psychologically manipulated into supporting the status quo at mass scale in various ways. The fight starts when we cripple their ability to exert this kind of psychological influence over the public. The imperial spin machine should be our primary target. Attack the empire’s news media and its manipulators in Hollywood and Silicon Valley, expose their lies and weaken public trust in those institutions, because propaganda only works if you trust the source it’s coming from. This is why I place so much emphasis on overthrowing imperial narrative control. The empire’s ability to manipulate the dominant narratives in our society is what keeps us ineffective and confused. Until we can crush their ability to twist perception of reality, they’ve got us. None of this means those healthy impulses are now unhealthy. Just because the narrative managers are twisting them toward sickness doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still want health. The problem isn’t social justice movements etc, it’s the manipulations that get placed overtop them. The healthy impulse for global worker solidarity sees imperialist narrative managers finger-wagging at leftists that they must display “solidarity” with protesters in empire-targeted nations and with Ukrainian soldiers fighting in a US proxy war. Everything healthy gets twisted. Every healthy impulse gets twisted by our rulers. The push toward equality for women got twisted into doubling the workforce and slashing worker pay. The push for racial equality and LGBT rights gets twisted into having to vote for abusive imperialist political parties.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
“The U.S. Congress & both of its corporate parties are corrupt institutions that fund endless wars & Wall Street bailouts while everyday Americans fall further behind so no it is not “extreme” to oppose Congress. It is reasonable to oppose institutions that are rigged against you. The only “democracy” that takes place in Congress is democracy for the rich—which is not democracy at all. It’s oligarchy. Every American should oppose both of these corrupt parties so we can one day form a legislature that actually governs for the people instead of the powerful.” (-Ryan Knight)
George Galloway on Twitter: “INTERVIEW: The #US can find endless funds to pursue #Nato’s war in #Ukraine and it would rather spend it on weapons than feeding its starving people. #NickBrana Follow @MoatsTV https://t.co/TUDUza51T2” / Twitter
SLEAZY PUNKNROLL ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE
When I was talking about the cool as fuck L.A. glam scene in the twilight’s last gleamings, before the media consolidation act of 96 monopolized the public airwaves, and the inside job 9/11 anti war song bans on radio resulted in all of us having to hear way too much garbage like “Hit Me Baby”, “Livin La Vita Loca”, “Mambo #5”, “Bye Bye Bye”, “I Want It That Way”, and all that insufferable Three Doors Down and Bush and Creed fake as hell post grunge excrement for so many years, Matchbox 20 and Nickelback and Foo Fighters and here we are, still having to hear about facking Miley, Taylor, Dave Grohl and the Justins all day everyday, twentyfive years later. I’m remembering there was also still a neon throbbing nightlife happening in NYC around the same time until Giulliani and Chertoff decided to Palestine the Village, and drive out all the poor people with riot quads in Tompkins Square Park, and hardon overpolicin,g and using some ancient Footloose anti dance law to shutdown all the hard partying legit melting pot nightclubs like Limelite and later, Coney Island High, but there was a time right before D-Generation started rolling in the money and bigname producers and became the only game in town aside from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion scene, when real rocknroll influenced little punk bands like the Phantoms and Fur and Piss Factory and Bebe Buell and the Waldos and the Lunachicks were still around, really makin’ it a fun scene in the Green Door party era. I got to see a lot of those bands and even jam with some of them. One night the Phantoms from New Orleans played one of the best shows I’d ever seen at the Continental. The Waldos, too, and of course, Pillbox! I love Phoebe Legere so much, too. Gentrification is a wokey Mcwoke realtor code word for getting rid of the poor people by jacking up rents so only trust fund nepo babes can be in certain zipcodes, and overpolicing people who do not present as sufficiently middle class, so that means me, it was perfected in Manhattan by Mossad peeps, then imported to like every medium sized city. The facist pigs and booj landlords called their strongarm tactics “Broken Window Theory” and started categorizing loitering, jaywalking, rough sleeping and panhandling “quality of life crimes”. Then, they easily convinced all the white property owning middle class college educated people that they were being infringed upon by the unsightly presence of all us dastardly poors, that the middle class owners and landlords were society’s real victims, so that helped ’em see us lower class artists and punks and less affluent people from all walks of life as “bums”, “winos”, or (this one kills me) “travelers”, making “lifestyle choices”, so when they’d see people shivering in the sleet, moms fleeing abuse or PTSD veterans, they could tell themselves they had made a “lifestyle choice”, or when they saw the cops kick people awake and steal their tarps or tents or backpacks and kidnap their companion animals, they told themselves it was to create a “vibrant and diverse” neighborhood. All those P.C. culture rollouts were weaponized against the left and against the poor. The oligarchy will use anything to justify keeping poor folks under their boot.
During Occupy Wall Street, cops started beating up NYU middle class people, too, and chemical spraying women, and media just ignored it and showed more footage of Obama being cool and wearing taupe and playing b-ball with Jay Z. He said we can’t look back at Bush/cheney crimes and we’re just gonna let it play out with brutes abusing water protectors at standing Rock, blowing girls arms off, and see no eveil feelgoodist NPR shitlibs just look the other way and pretend like it’s not happening. Then, they made an exaggerated big deal about a Maga protest at the Capital cause rich plane owning inside trading millionaire politicians do not like being held accountable or having to meet with their constituents. Racist rightwing politicians started writing laws during the Ferguson and Baltimore uprisings that it was legal for rightwingers to run demonstrators over with their cars if they disagreed with their messaging. They want most of us to die suddenly and the rest of us to stay in our tiny cells except when we ar making them money somehow, so I knew the whole gentrification shit was gonna be bad for everybody, a long time ago, when my old associates were first getting in bed with rich racist bar owners and sporto popular hometown coke dealers. So a whole generation shifted away from congregating in overpriced nightclubs for richies and got online, now, they’ve deployed a million spooks to eavesdrop on your phones via NSA, a million TSA spooks to fondle your private parts at the airport for Rapiscan and Chertoff profits, and a million more to police what you say online about how “WATER IS LIFE”, which I still believe but shitlibs don’t care cause Hillary got to be fracker in chief after Cheney and she is female. The man does not waunt us online organizing or talking to people about how these elections aren’t real-they are mostly staged and decided in smoky backrooms, or how we need to force the vote on healthcare if we have representation and house all the people and we need to make the politicians stop giving weapons and military power to lowbrow ape aggressors in the so called homeland-then, the Pandemic clampdowns with Brad Pitt being trotted out to play Fauchi on SNL, and Fauchi throwing out the first baseball and being characterized by shitlib media all around the clock for years as the GREATEST SAINT WHO EVER LIVED with all the pig media covering up his involvement with animal experimentation and funding gain of function bioweapon reearch, that’s when they really, really, successfully finally taught people to fear their neighbors might have the cooties of death, and divided everybody even more, over trite topics like do cloth masks prevent transmission. Democrat celebrities would be at champagne parties without masks, but the peasants, the servants, the second class citizens were required to wear masks and shitlibs who love their privileges more than truth, all co signed that fuckedup bullshit by just blindly and obediently repeating the trust science mantra. It aint science that rich people don’t have germs, only the second class servants. Wow that’s batshit, and how did one virus sick bat fly to 150 countries in a week? So yeah now things are permenently fucked and more NWO rollouts are underway while they keep the working class divided and quarreling over nickel and dime shit forever.
So I don’t think we’ll ever see a crazy cool hedonistic sparkling fun nightlife like we did when all the various tribes and subcultures mixed it up on the Lower East Side. They try pretending they still got it goin’ but without poor people, it’s just boomer aged kareoke-richies playing covers of songs that were written by poor people from the seventies. No motherfuckin born rich millionaire ever wrote “Chinese Rocks” or “Can’t Your Arms Around A Memory”, but here’s some old people with wealth doing more covers of the same ten songs til Doomsday. A lot of my fave rockers had to leave that town and most of ’em left the country. I’ll probably never get to see Jeff Ward or Chris Barry or Ratboy in real life again, all the cool people scattered to other freer and more affordable parts of the planet. I’ve never been cool with authoritarianism. Somehow, the powers that be have convinced a safespace generation and a half that like, bombing the shit out of Libya and bringing back slavery is okeydokey and wokey Mcwokeness as long as Hillary, a female, is giving the kill orders, or that torturing human beings cause you don’t like their religion is acceptable so long as Gina Haspel is giving the orders and she is female and some gay women are involved in the degrading and human experimentation of Muslim males. That droning a teenage citizen of our country is okay so long as the Prez is part black. The identity politricks is empty tokenism and if you were truly a critical thinker, you’d have principles, and not just obey tv models, or confuse body parts or skin tone for virtue or character. My town’s Wal Mart always hires gay females to be their loss prevention and I can never wrap my mind around their overeager wanting to bust poor people for shoplifting, I heard an obese lady probation officer on her cellphone yesterday and looked her in the eye, trying to find a streak of humanity in there, nothing. All these people have been programmed to want to be authority figures, controlling less powerful people, handcuffing motherfuckers, putting them in abuse gulags, and I think it’s sad and disgusting. But we got Democrats in bed with actual nazis, now, so ya know, people who “self identify” with this or that, frequently choose their identity labels or sports team uniform colors over doing what is righteous or kind or decent or humane.
MintPress News on Twitter: “During WWII, Stepan Bandera’s followers killed tens of thousands of Poles and Jews in an ethnic cleansing campaign. Ukrainian nationalists still see him as a wartime hero despite protests from anti-war campaigners. https://t.co/6uAX62km21” / Twitter
MintPress News on Twitter: “BREAKING: Iraq’s Supreme Court has issued an arrest warrant for former president Donald Trump for ordering the assassination of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in 2020. https://t.co/pKccbPOijQ” / Twitter
“Reminder that the right gets fighters & the Left gets gaslighters for the Establishment.” (-Jimmy Dore)
“Gee, I wonder who blew up Nord Stream 2?” (-Garland Nixon)
“For all the public whining from Prince Harry and his wife, his admission that he slaughtered 25 people in Afghanistan, a country offering no threat to his own and left impoverished, offers us a glimpse of the ruthless system propped up by his family.” (-John Pilger)
MintPress News on Twitter: “”The Palestinians were always canceled.” Journalist and organizer Brian Becker discusses how the Western Left’s support for the movement for a #FreePalestine is growing. https://t.co/p1aaaD0bL6″ / Twitter
Garland Nixon on Twitter: “THE FBI IS ATTACKING THE UHURU MOVEMENT CALLING THEM ‘RUSSIAN STOOGES.” HERE IS ONE OF THEIR “EVIL” RUSSIAN PROJECTS. A NEIGHBORHOOD BASKETBALL COURT! https://t.co/WBroJoqlPl” / Twitter
Truth Ninja on Twitter: “I am white and stand 100% behind the Uhuru movement in this case. When the FBI indicts you for “spreading Russian disinformation”, we have a major fucking problem. I don’t agree with them politically but I will defend their right to freedom of beliefs and expression. https://t.co/quoFLYZv3j” / Twitter
Anthony Beckford ✊🏾 on Twitter: “A white male @NYPDnews officer brutally beat a Black Female child w/ hammer fists. She & other children try to stop his attack. Watch the look of horror on the Female Officer’s face at the action of her fellow officer. Fire Him & Release His Name!! #ProtectBlackChildren https://t.co/HJIlwdaCkX” / Twitter
Garland Nixon on Twitter: “@joebiden is looking to bring this brand of DEMOCRACY to the world. THIS IS WASHINGTON DC! His upcoming nuclear war will clean this right up with an 8,000 degree fire. @USrogressives https://t.co/UI5zI8JUOY” / Twitter
“We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.”
(― Edward Bernays)
My neighbour and friend Vivienne Westwood, who has died, embodied the best of creative, optimistic, generous and eccentric Britain. She used her establishment fame to demand justice for Julian #Assange. She understood how important it was. I salute her.” (-John Pilger)
Caitlin Johnstone on Twitter: “The dark blue line after 1973 is theft. They stole that money from their workers. But nothing happened, because capitalism legalizes theft from the working class by the capitalist class. https://t.co/U0t3vQkrST” / Twitter
“I explain why Guaidó was a political disaster for Venezuela’s opposition & how his allies oversaw an international heist of the country’s assets” (-Anya Parampyl)
“*Some of those conspiracy theories, like the idea of a sprawling conspiracy between Trump and Russia, were of course invented before the election.” (-Aaron Mate’)
“The liberal/left in the U.S. doesn’t seem to have a clue about the ruthlessness of the ideological/informational war being waged by capitalists. The twitter files only provided some empirical evidence to the neoliberal totalitarianism that some of us have been warning.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
Lee Fang on Twitter: “Leighton Woodhouse @lwoodhouse and Michael Shellenberger @ShellenbergerMD are merging forces to create Public, a Substack. Absolutely worth a follow. They are tackling some of the most vexing issues issues, from the homeless crisis to crime and policing. https://t.co/x6l2wqIg0v” / Twitter
Lee Fang on Twitter: “Twitter quietly partnered with the U.S. intelligence community, allowing the IC to select which state-sponsored accounts/advertsting to take down/ban. Incredible screenshot below showing Twitter had a secret policy handing power to FBI/CIA etc. over content decisions.” / Twitter
COMBATE |🇵🇷 on Twitter: “MADURO: “The US has unfortunately been caught up in a nonsensical policy regarding Venezuela… hit, threaten invasions, extremist sanctions, try to break the country from within. And all those policies failed – they were defeated. Firstly by reality, secondly by strength.” https://t.co/47QbK5y1tn” / Twitter
Aaron Maté on Twitter: “Following their 2016 humiliation, Democratic operatives invented multiple Russia-related conspiracy theories. One was that Russia manipulated millions of Americans via social media. (https://t.co/GHcsYM1cY9) This thread details how Twitter was pressured to validate it:” / Twitter
Stephen McIntyre on Twitter: “Matt Taibbi’s recent and excellent thread picked up story of social media censorship in Sept 2017. But as early as July 2016, Facebook had initially blocked links to Wikileaks archive of DNC leak. https://t.co/eo2CZCDtvb” / Twitter
Mick Wallace on Twitter: “EU says ‘An Independent free media is vital to any Democracy’ but Mainstream Media in EU is not Independent, it’s controlled by vested interests. #EU says ‘A journalist shouldn’t be punished for doing his work’- But Julian #Assange is in prison for exposing #US #NATO War Crimes.. https://t.co/QfMwtrFyoa” / Twitter
Glenn Greenwald on Twitter: “The reason this matters – beyond the key role Obama and Pelosi played in preserving NSA domestic spying – is that a handful of establishment leaders in both parties agree on most things, and rule the country together as a club. Most members have no power: https://t.co/oele1St1yl” / Twitter
Glenn Greenwald on Twitter: “The incident Amash is referencing is amazing. In the wake of the Snowden reporting, there was huge bipartisan support for reining in the NSA’s domestic spying. Amash and John Conyers co-wrote a bill poised to pass. Then Obama got Nancy Peolsi to whip enough Dem votes to sink it👇 https://t.co/eG38KRO1pj” / Twitter
Ben Norton on Twitter: “This is how Peru’s unelected right-wing coup regime treats protesters who are demanding elections. (It has already killed around 30 activists.) Meanwhile, the US government 100% supports this regime and hasn’t uttered a word of criticism” / Twitter
“”In Congress, there are basically 3, 4, or 5 people deciding everything right now.” (-Justin Amash)
“CNN exec 1: “Let’s hire Kinzinger: he’s one of the good Republicans who says Trump is an Orange Hitler.”
Exec 2: “But we already hired 1,000 others exactly like this and nobody watches.” Exec 1: Maybe this time it will work?” (-Glenn Greenwald)
Glenn Greenwald on Twitter: “Read @davidsirota on how most of the corporate media — with the sole intention to protect @PeteButtigieg — completely distorted what caused the meltdown at Southwest Air that stranded a million passengers. His culpability is as clear as it was ignored: https://t.co/p1FktLrjit” / Twitter
Glenn Greenwald on Twitter: “This continues to be such an amazing part of all of this: how Dems – especially the Squad and other “progressives” – are so aggressively proud of how they obediently united behind a Leader who openly despises them, and are just unwilling ever to raise a ruckus about anything:” / Twitter
Prince Harry says he killed 25 people in Afghanistan | Middle East Eye but hulu/netflix/internet media won’t stop polishing his shoes. “royalty”.
“Venezuela’s right-wing opposition oligarch-controlled parallel “national assembly” voted to dissolve the imaginary “interim government” of US puppet Juan Guaidó.
But Washington still refuses to recognize Venezuela’s real, elected government, prolonging the endless coup attempt” (-Ben Norton)
MintPress News on Twitter: “WHAT IS NATO? The host of Declassified Palestine and former Labour Party MP Chris Williamson breaks down the roots of NATO, Britain’s role in its history, and what led to NATO’s current proxy war against Russia in Ukraine. https://t.co/UAi9vZik18” / Twitter
Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “Literally the only thing State Dept-backed mafiosi like @carlosvecchio did in or around Venezuela’s US embassy was usher a band of middle class emigre thugs to its gates to assault and harass activists defending its rightful, UN-recognized owners. Fail. https://t.co/GZMmWtB9vc” / Twitter
MintPress News on Twitter: “On Monday, the Ukrainian parliament released a (now-deleted) tweet quoting Ukrainian ultra-nationalist and antisemite Stepan Bandera: “The complete and supreme victory of Ukrainian nationalism will be when the Russian Empire ceases to exist.” https://t.co/FcGotJkR1r” / Twitter
And as the sun sinks slowly in the West, I bid you a fond farewell, all my Brothers & Sisters & Friends of the Revolution. Stay Wild! Stay Free!
SISTER MORPHINE had a first life from 1989 to 1991 in South Wales. They even got a deal with South Bank Studio who released the MANIC STREET PREACHERS‘ “Suicide Alley” 7″. After those pandemic times, the members of the band decided it was the right time to give life to some of their long lost songs and they even gave birth to four new songs including high energy opener “Holy City Zoo” and the power pop hit “8 Tracks and Zodiacs”. Sometimes band reunions are a bit scary after a long time but SISTER MORPHINE haven’t lost their rock’n’roll edge since songs like “Do You Wanna Get Wasted?”, “Nothing Dirty In The Truth” or “Ghosts Of Heartbreak City” sound like some good late 80s/early 90s sleazy rock’n’roll. Names like QUIREBOYS (especially on “Get Back Home”) or GUNFIRE DANCE come to mind and songs like “Cry The Rain” or “Days Of Wine & Roses” could have been mix tape favourites in rock’n’roll high-school. The ROLLING STONES influence is obvious in songs like “Waiting On Salvation” or in “Living With Snakes” and you’ll even get a glam punk fix with “Red Eye Juice.” Sometimes the band even takes you deep into the glorious 70s with the catchy “Sea Of Love” and even though the music is pure rock’n’roll, the vocals sometimes remind me of WEDNESDAY 13 (“Black Hearts & Bruised Egos”.) 15 songs usually sound like too much for me but when the last song (“Seven Long Years”) stops, I tend to get back to it for a couple more. High quality rock’n’roll ! /Laurent C.
Revolutionary Blackout Network on Twitter: “There was once a wing of the Democratic Party that stood up to the War Industry The New Democrats since Clinton have become shills for Corporate America and Arms Industry What happened to the Democratic Party? Why has it become IMPOSSIBLE to question War within the Dem Party https://t.co/2r1Kb8VA0m” / Twitter
WHEN RAH RAH RACIST WARPIGS COME HOME TO ROOST Compton Jay on Twitter: “Ask yourself, what does this RESEMBLE? A – “Protecting & serving” this community B – Methods used to catch enslaved Africans by Slave Patrols And All of our TAX DOLLARS go to FUND THIS NONSENSE OUR MONEY NEVER GOES TO US! https://t.co/sKvswK227G” / Twitter
“The only “movement” associated with AOC is the bowel movement she makes in the toilet every day. Which she should increase the frequency of because she is apparently still full of shit.Glad the world is quickly realizing that #AOC is a CIA asset & war monger & not progressive.” (-Evan Lefavor)
“Liberals really have no idea how crazy their blood thirsty anti Russia rhetoric sounds to ordinary people.”
(-Revolutionary Blackout Network)
“Once you get out of this fantasy world created for us that says we live in a democracy and the Dems and GOP are fighting each other, you start to see the world as it really is more clearly. In Politics and in life in general always remember
The people who you think are your friends can do a lot more damage to you than the people you know are your enemies.” (-Black In The Empire)
““It’s possible that the empire’s violent shutdown of the awakenings of the 1960s
was the mortal wound that would ultimately kill us, & since then humanity has been bleeding out, waiting to die of ecocide or nuclear armageddon. It’s also possible that awakening is inevitable…” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
“Being pro environment doesn’t equal selling the Amazon to multinational corporations & couping presidents bc they threaten your cash flow. If that’s environmentalism I don’t it. The west can go on w electric cars while destroying the earth & limiting the movement of the poor tho.Can’t wait til the plebs are only allowed to drive 1000 miles per month while the “environmentalists” fly their jets and drive their Teslas to Green tech & charity events. You’ll own nothing and love it. Eat z bugs.” (-Fiorella Isabel)
“Billionaire-funded right-wing deficit hawks love to claim about measly spending on social programs
They conveniently never mention that 53% of the new US spending bill goes to the military Why? This ridiculous $858 BILLION annual war budget is bipartisan.” (-Ben Norton)
“BREAKING NEWS: White House insiders leak that the money saved by screwing rail workers out of sick pay will be used to replace torn and damaged copies of Mein Kampf for Ukrainian Nazis, because morale on the front lines is critical to military success.” (-Garland Nixon)
“Caught up w/ the Ukrainian diaspora delegation on their way into the Capitol to cheer for Zelensky
They told me $45 billion wasn’t enough, neo-Nazis do not exist in Ukraine and the banning of the Russian wing of the Orthodox Church & oppo parties was justified bc “martial law” (-Max Blumenthal)
“They should slash the military budget and use that money to help fund Nationalized healthcare for all” (-Jay Befaunt)
“Isn’t that what those fake progressives and the fraud squad campaigned on, took all those campaign donations from workers to campaign for?” (-Burntout Recluse Remembers)
Revolutionary Blackout Network on Twitter: “When Journalists Attack | From Journalism to Advocacy | PMC Journalists are THE “WHITE MODERATES” Malcom X Warned Us About Premieres at 11AM ET https://t.co/2T2rB6vMKu” / Twitter
Compton Jay on Twitter: “Dennis Kucinich chimes in on the Progressive Letter by the Squad and Progressives 16 Years in Congress and ZERO VOTES FOR WAR It can be Squad Members!! @AOC @IlhanMN @CoriBush @JamaalBowmanNY https://t.co/SEr7UGHWXp” / Twitter
“NATO doesn’t promote peace, they create wars. Close to $100,000,000,000 has been transferred from the American taxpayer to the military industrial complex, and the most corrupt country in Europe. The Zelensky Show comes to America
Ticket Price : $34,000,000,000. I don’t know about the rest of the world because I’ve spent my life in the military and growing up and living in America So I can’t judge Russia, China or anyplace else I can judge my country and live in actual reality, not the one the rulers put on our TV. Did Zelenskyy come to America with a fleet of armored cars to carry our taxpayers cash? I don’t know why I refuse to accept the fact that our citizens are brainwashed enough to let our Gov’t and ruling class con us into willingly be involved in another one of their wars. Translation: We’re stealing billions more from you and giving it to our donors and the most corrupt country in Europe right in front of your faces to keep this war that we provoked going Thanks again Suckers.” (-Black In The Empire)
Ray McGovern on Twitter: “I would gladly risk dislocated shoulder, if allowed to be in Congress to hear Zelensky today https://t.co/njBGdDg3vN Even Rep Barbara Lee will applaud puppet Zelensky as he dances on neocon/neonazi strings. Putin will see it as NO to hints he might stop at the Dniepr.” / Twitter
Gropey Joe gave the sickdays and housing for the homeless to the nazis to fight Russia just like they did with Bin ladin. Sabby Sabs on Twitter: “Please donate to @railroadworkers to help them continue to organize! They’re getting close to their goal! https://t.co/61M93YJdNB” / Twitter
UM, HEY FRIEND…WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THE AVENGERS AREN’T REAL? IRAQ WAS A LIE, AFGANISTAN WAS A LIE, LIBYA WAS A LIE, YEMEN IS A GENOCIDE, UKRAINE IS A LIE, SUMMA OUR NEW WAVE HEROES EVEN FELL FOR IT, OR WERE COERCED. I THOUGHT YOU KNEW BETTER THAN TO GOOSESTEP WITH THE EVIL EMPIRE!
Revolutionary Blackout Network on Twitter: “The MOST PROPAGANDIZED Country On The Planet is The U S | Everyone FALLS in-line behind Zelensky War Propaganda | COP CITY is a SLAVE PATROL Training Ground | Twitter Files #8 shows how Twitter actively worked with the US military to spread propaganda https://t.co/KSkx6JNSN1” / Twitter
The McProxy War Continues: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix (substack.com) WAR IS A LIE! YOU USED TO SEEM SO SMART! I THOUGHT YOU KNEW!
“War is not all that’s profitable in NATO’s proxy war in Ukraine.
U.S. politicians would rather turn Ukraine into a charity cause than to demand peace. Why? Because the more dependent Ukraine is on U.S. financial help, the more their corporations can plunder from the country. Zelensky is a war criminal. Joe Biden is a bigger war criminal. The military industrial complex is run by war criminals. The entire U.S. empire and its junior partners are war criminals.” (-Danny Haiphong)
“Zelensky got a standing ovation in the US congress for being an outstanding customer of Raytheon.” (-Hassan Mafi)
“Zelensky couldn’t give an interview to David Letterman in English, but he suddenly speaks it perfectly now that he’s begging US tax payers to send billions of dollars to weapons makers & foreign oligarchs
I suppose that as an actor, he’s used to selling a script.” (-Anya Parampil)
Capitalism would collapse without being able to take advantage of highly exploited workers of the global south” (-MC Squared)
Zelensky’s at the WH getting all your student loan debt relief. How about peace negotiations instead of handouts.” (-Thia Ballerina)
“No money for stimulus. No money for student debt relief. No money end homelessness. No money for Medicare for All. But all the money you need for pork barrel projects, intelligence agencies & the military-industrial complex. This is overt corruption.” (-Primo Radical)
When you thought the world couldn’t get any crazier, the FBI now claims that the words of its own agents in tons of emails revealed by #TwitterFiles are conspiracy theories and misinformation.” (-Kim Dotcom)
Need help to make ends meet? Sorry, Jack! Your money’s going toward extending an unnecessary proxy war instead.” (-Holding Biden Accountable)
“If you want to know what unites Congress, it’s money laundering through war. This standing ovation is for all of the money going into their pockets in this incredible scam.” (-the Future Is Bleak)
“What the FBI is at home in facets of big tech, social media & the surveillance state domestically, the CIA is abroad at greater capacity & NATO is its allowable world agency existing under the guise of “diplomacy.” All are truly terrorist organizations that must be abolished.” (-Fiorella Isabel)
“You know I’m beginning to suspect the “national security concerns” about releasing all JFK documents are concerns that it would completely invalidate the US government.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
Caitlin Johnstone on Twitter: “Remember when the MSM told us that believing someone besides Russia might be responsible for the Nord Stream attacks means you’re a crazy QAnon-Satanic-sex-trafficking-cabal conspiracy theorist? https://t.co/zdMpqXNFn8” / Twitter
Useful Idiots on Twitter: “Barbara Starr, we join the US Military in acknowledging your aggressive service in promoting Pentagon lies. We salute you. @aaronjmate @kthalps https://t.co/qxw6bf1jW3” / Twitter
Kawsachun News on Twitter: “Pedro Castillo’s family has just arrived in Mexico City. The persecution at the hands of the new regime is now over for them. They were granted political asylum by the government of President AMLO. https://t.co/x6QNWKWLyZ” / Twitter
“Zelensky arrived at White House to make sure the US keeps supporting a conflict that risks taking us into a nuclear conflict with Russia. We need diplomacy, not more war!!! What is better, more war in Ukraine (over $100b in US$) or funding 12 million housing units to get people in the US out of the cold ($100b)? I vote to house people, not kill them. #PeaceInUkraine” (-Medea Benjamin)
“Kids in Virginia schools are now going to be taught these branches of the U.S. government:
Executive Judicial Court Jesters Ukrainian” (-David Swanson)
I don’t think the warpgs care about what you think but I know you believe that, so here, my dear, sign here. May-May Meijer on Twitter: “I just signed a @worldbeyondwar petition: Call for Peace in #Ukraine. Sign here: https://t.co/lk9ab4Pr3a” / Twitter
“I see a million walk the city mile
The ticker-tape kings and the juveniles Will anybody tell me which way to go Will anybody come back on the C.B. radio I'm counting the stars and the telegraph poles And each one represents the hopes of a soul You'd think that God wouldn't be so hard When you see all the little children running, Running in the backyard On a Mississippi gourd with a Sub-Sahran song Somebody is wailing in the financial district sun Can anybody feel the distance to the Nile I wanna live and I wanna dance awhile Gonna make like Eddie on my rockabilly train Gonna beat out the blues on my ball and chain Oh, you can't pull a hold-up with a Be-Bop gun There's people living now Who ain't got no heart and ain't never had none..." (-Joe Strummer)
“Mitch McConnell says that the #1 priority for the US government is giving the military-industrial complex and the Ukraine government billions more.
Meanwhile 2.5 million children in the U.S. are homeless; that is 1 in every 30 children in the county.” (-Abraham Marquez)
“We are participants in it whether we like it or not. And the biggest danger we face is our apathy in the face of authoritarian brutality and violent repression.
Fascism is intentional. It is intentional in its obsession with a fictional and romanticized past. A sentimental vision of a history that never happened. An addiction to the glorification of nationalistic militarism. It is intentional in its drive to silence voices that criticize its narrow understanding of history or the place and treatment of women or of minorities. It is intentional in its misogyny, its racism, its homophobia, its xenophobia, its violence. And given the right circumstances, like economic disparity, ecological crises or institutional rot, it can sweep through any society like a flood. And it can create a new normal in the blink of an eye, leaving us grieving for the life we once thought was simply ordinary.” (-Ken Orphan)
“There’s a HUGE star over Washington, D.C. You can see if from Lockheed Martin headquarters in Bethesda. People are starting to talk about the possibility that the Messiah has arrived. #Zelensky” (-David Swanson)
So Zelensky’s wife spent more money shopping in Paris for a day than most working people in the RICHEST country in the world make in a year?
Yup, sounds like democracy to me! Sorry but Zelensky traveling thousands of miles to the U.S. Capitol to beg for more weapons that only place the world at danger of World War III makes him neither courageous nor heroic. It makes him a criminal servant of Western imperialism.” (-Danny Haiphong)
Democracy Now! on Twitter: “Protesters in Atlanta were charged with domestic terrorism for opposing the construction of “Cop City,” a massive new police training facility. Activist @kamaufranklin explains why many residents view it as an “urban warfare center” being built in their midsts. https://t.co/dsPyKDKsk3″ / Twitter
Book review of “Combat Trauma” by Nadia Abu El-Haj – The Washington Post there’s no glory or closure when you do inhumane shit for empire, you used to get a discount at Denny’s, but Denny’s is closed where I lived. The Nato fraudsquad fanclub and lockdown left only cares about Amazon. Those 4 men will show up at your funeral though. Hand a flag to your wife. Nt worth it. Stay human, be free.
JIM JONES AND THE RIGHTEOUS MIND
Ya know I’m still negatively reeling from the stupid suicide of my childhood friend Jaysin B from about four years ago. I’ll tell ya the craziest part of it, to me, besides the fact that the kid was always so lovable, charming, talented and good looking is how unmoved the rest of our teenage delinquent squad were by his tragic exit, that shocks me, those guys are just so unmoved stoic, it tells me so much about how they really feel about me, too. I know people cope with grief and trauma differently but this kid was a huge part of all our lives and only two people we knew even seemed to give a flying fuck about it. I just shudder cause I always knew he could have been a comedian, an actor, a rockstar, a million things, but he had some heavy childhood traumas that kept him chained to that abusive town we came from, trying so hard to set things right and only ever being allowed to get it wrong again and again, he was just forever being busted by the sanctimonious courts and cops and pretty people he sought affirmation from. So sad, so dumb. He’s got a Facebook memorial page where some trendy people I never particularly got along with from the eighties at least are expressing an awareness of his loss, and he posted all these Alan Watts videos about consciousness and a video of some rippling water-was that where he killed himself, scene of the crime? I dunno but I’m already haunted by a long lost love who did the same shit, a beautiful bartender who killed herself the same age and day her mom did. That childhood trauma shit is a real motherfucker-especially in those fucked up, acutely dysfunctional little tankplant towns where the people act out all these night time soap opeera dramas they were programmed with growing up. Life imitates tv in sad sports shitholes. I tried unsuccessfully to pull that kid out of that punishing, loveless, sadistic enviornment on multiple occassions, but he kept on foolishly returning to the devil he knew like a dog to it’s vomit. He’s kinda always on my mind, he was one of my besties, we met in a counseling program for troubled teens. I used to read him my poetry back when that was not a thing that dudes shared with each other and he always got it, he knew exactly where I was coming from, cause aside from his being way better looking and therefore enjoying a little more social mobility, he was subjected to all the same crass bullshit. I think I just gave up before he did, I quit seeking that pat on the head from Judge Judy and Grumpy Coach Green. The girl’s volleyball coach Catholic school counselor was never gonna “get me”. Poor kid, he was lovely. Flawed, troubled, but very sweet. Several of my other good buddies, and even a foxy goth girlfriend were foolishly hammered into military service by insane parents and smalltown screws-one of them killed himself too, and the others are so PTSD they can’t function or have sincere relationships anymore. These dumb wars don’t just slaughter the brown people over there, they also destroy the souls and families of the so called Real Murkkkan heroes that get abandoned on the streets, so rich Republikkans can cleverly yell “get a job” out their biggest truck guzzling tanklike vehicles, and nervous shitlib Black Lives Matter rainbow flag Karens can call the cops on ’em for begging for money at the offramp. When you get real physically sick, especially if ypu’re heavily medicated, you start thinking about all that happened, what you were trying to accomplish, what is important with what little time remains. I’m so lucky I got out when I did, even if i stupidly went back for more bullshit pummelings about two more times before I really got the message and it finally sunk in. I had this goth friend who was gonna go to college in New England, she knew I needed out of that wretched place, so she took me and my little tribe with her. it was hard times, a rough hustle, in a bad neighborhood in the blue collar ghetto where her aunt got us an apartment, always wondered if her family kinda put us there on purpose to thwart our rocknroll mission so she’d retreat back to her hometown, but she got us there and that was the important thing, mighta saved some of us really, cause we easily could have ended up like our fallen amigo had we stayed there like he did. any of us. Yep, even the millionaire everybody prays to now. Instead, we discovered a whole fast paced frenzy of meeting all these wild and influential characters like Doc Hume and Mister Butch, Monoman and Willie Loco Alexander, Ned “Flathead” Landlin, and Aimee Mann and Peter Wolf. We learned about alot more writers and sixties firebrand activists traditions. One of our lot started taking karate and then joined a chess club, and a blues band, then, he was collaborating musially with Fiona Apple like sexy ingenue waifs, then he went to med school. Another guy started taking acid and exploring other realms of consciousness and writing these heartfelt rootsy Amerikkana type songs in a Bob Seger or Soul Asylum kinda tradition, wooing many beautiful women dancing to rave music on the second loor of Axis-he even fronted his own band for awhile called SIX that played the big nightclubs. I was getting to know all kindsof new people like this older goth couple who wrote these really farout proto darkwave songs, a folkie girl who was really savvy about all the English bands. Some brothers from nearby Milford who taught me about all kinds of great music. I got a job at Tower Records and started meeting people like Led Zeppelin everyday. I saw Thee Hypnotics and that was a big gamechanger for me, like, “bingo”. Shazam. That was what I wanted to do, maybe a slightly less jammy version, but those guys threwdown in a way that nobody else was and that was really a big moment for me. They were all real nice guys, too. I kept in touch of some of ’em for years and years, until like one of ’em had some unpredictable quickdraw shootout celebrity feud with another rockstar friend of mine and I kinda got caught in all the crossfire, collateral damaged. Didn’t matter, I got alot from those guys and still draw some inspiration from Brother Ray and Jim. I think they were brilliant songwriters, atmosphere conjurors, and keep blasting out new rocknroll with a religious fervor. The UK is just way more rocknroll than this NFL and Wal Mart lowest common denominator stupfied military culture. They “get” bands like Thee Hypnotics and Beasts Of Bourbon over there. Only a few big city slickers ever, ever really understood or recognized what my little gang was doing, but it was of that same spirit. They gentrification hipsters are the ones who made off with summa our material, or nicked our glam drummer or desirable girlfriends, or copped our style a whole lot down to the pink pants, same sunglasses, whole thing, but most people who’d see my little bands play were usually struck dumb, stunned, terrified, hated it. Nerds called us white trash bruisers, confrontational and challenging. It was not rocket science. We just had some hard and fast songs we delivered with some passion, and were therefore appaaaarently somewhat persuasive about our anger, that’s how I felt about it. We thrived on that dangerous kinda conflict for awhile, but really found it laughably absurd, when these nerdy sweater vest, prep school glee club pop geeks and backpack yearbook committee straightedge safespace namy pamby Subway worker college types would respond to us like we were G.G. Allin, cause we thought we were just playing real stripped down to it’s primal essence, authentic rocknroll with me singing from my savage lil’ heart. Now I’m old and feeling deathly ill here and I’m just so glad I got to experience some stuff like seeing the Fleshtones, the Waldos, Gunfire Dance, Pillbox, Phantom Chords, Wayne Kramer, and Thee Hypnotics. I really love Jim Jones-he’s what a male rocknroll singer should be like in my estimation. Wish I had a bottle, all I got is this here crazy fever and all the echoes of my mind.
My aunt got me that big “I Love Rocknroll” lp for Christmas when I was 11 and still studying with the Greg Goldston theatrical troupe and it was an immediate hell yeah. I’d been listening to like all these middle of the road George Harrison and Wings records and Joan was like a bomb on all that. I was not aware of Johnny Thunders or Stiv Bators yet, but I was wise to the Go-Go’s and the Pretenders and only vaguely becoming aware of Iggy and the Sex Pistols from reading used copies of Trouser Press and Zigzag magazines from the nearby town’s hippie used record store, Mind Dust. I say “hippie” cause Bubble Puppy was like THE band to the much older guys who worked there, also Balloon Farm, and some foreign band called Charlee. I was one of those males who wanted to dress and look like Joan and Chrissie. I went on to discover “Bad Reputation” and the Runaways and had some bad impressions of Kenny laGuna cause the other Runaways always felt locked out of Joan’s post fame life and I still have truck loads of admiration and compassion for all those girls, but having seen that documentary several times, I get it now. He saved her from failure, poverty, obscurity, maybe an early grave. Everybody with that much talent and charisma should have somebody believe in them like the Laguna family believed in Joan. That’s what a ROCKNROLL VOICE sounds like. Joan Jett. Lemmy. Little Richard. Wild and untamed. Wild and untamed. That’s why we call it rocknroll, not Adelle or fucking cocktail jazz. How did people become so stupid these past twenty five years? Chomsky says college people are the easiest to propagandize, Hedges says our greatest flaw as a people is our profound inability to even IMAGINE how evil the technocrat billionaire ruling classes are. I think the Joan Jett story is not just about her advocating for the Riot Girl movement and for finding Mia Zapata’s killer, to me, the even more romantic part of her story was how a few Real Friends who believed in each other, shared a common vision and stayed loyal to their beliefs and to each other, set a shining example, overcame every obstacle as a team, broke down all the doors. They believed in freedom and they believed in each other-so important finding other good people to fight for waht is right with. That’s what’s gone missing. Committed, passionate people can do anything they choose. She still has the fire, the sex appeal, the rocknroll authority, integrity, all that, but she also still has that tight knit family who she co created it all with. Lucky bunch. This one’s goin’ out to all the lost lads.
ALVIN GIBBS & THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS
I probably brushed with this guy when I met Iggy and Andy as a kid, as I think he was touring with them at the time, but me and my doomed buddy Mitch (RIP) were too concerned with the usual crowd of grimacing, gathering, baseball capped fratboys who were giving us the glare in the back alley behind the collegetown nightclub, ya know, doing their obligatory menacing Ohio Male bit, the usual pack of dumbfuck bruisers required by state law there to kinda stare you down, to let you know some more how they Disapprove. Iggy saw the whole thing and shrugged ’em all off sayin’ that’s exactly how their parents and older brothers had treated him before he became famous. He was a real cool guy. He made us feel so great. Alvin’s been in a lotta cool bands, I mean the UK Subs were always one of the most fun and glammy of the English hardcore bands. I keep thinkin’ about Wattie from the Exploited collapsing suddenly and how we’re never supposed to ask any questions about anything ever, unless we’re “Russian Trolls”, or “Anti Science” or “Sexist Bernie Bros”, or blah blah blah whatever. I never could stand to be around the Obedients for every long, I’m sorta anti stormtrooper, I’ll tell ya that! I like rocknroll ya know and that’s what Alvin Gibbs is all about, he likes it too. I was always surprised when Cheap And Nasty were unable to get a break over here-especially with Nasty appearing in that painfully ubiquitous Guns N Roses video, and them releasing the old Hanoi lp’s on Uzi Suicide. I’m glad as hell some authentic punk soul rockers cats like him and Charlie Harper are still treading the boards and of course I can’t stand no fauxwoke P.C. nonsense, internet know nothing, shit talkin’ rumor mongers slagging those guys as being nazi affiliated, especially not when these same vegan safespacers all voted for politicians who actually ARE Nazi affiliated, and paying real nazis lots of money to fight Nato targeted countries! I read stories once a year in my precious and coveted annual issue of “Vive Le Rock” magazine, if I’m lucky, about Harper and company still sleeping at squats, still getting in the van, still playing rebellious punk music for the people and I find that so inspiring. People I knew wouldn’t do that in their twenties, let alone their autumn years. We don’t have no real punks left over here, just maybe some old guys who get to be book signing red carpet celebrities, or get rich quick tattoo artists on the coasts, or some excessively rich and charitable rockstars give ’em money to open a bar or whatever, but I mean REBELLIOUS punk rockers. Not got-mine dickhead capitalists in leather jackets who just care about Making More Money. You know in the midwest where I grew up, there are still rightwing Kid Rock Woodstock 99 sports mooks with like Rev. Horton Heat t shirts and Doc Martin collections who tell our former friends I “can’t be punk” cause..why, my long hair! Ha ha ha. Somehow Iggy and Rollins and Gibby Haynes and everybody else can still be punk but they wanna see my credentials, my hall pass. They just mad I won’t be in their asskiss club. Fuck those chickenshit conformist cocksuckers anyways. Poison Idea were right as rain when they said “Record Collectors are Pretentious Assholes”.The real truth is all those ten thousand record owning honchos can’t stand the fact that I’ve always stood for something and can’t be bought, it embarrases ’em to see anybody livin’ by any code, aside from their standard frathouse hazing, big truck wins, conventional bigmouth macho blowhard, my dad owns the auto parts store, Skoal chewin’, Joe Dirt, boy scout world. “Elevator goin’ up” and “Vroom Vroom” gun your manly automobile engine, all that shit. Brand Yeccch. Maybe I should’ve split for the UK a long time ago cause my country sucks, they’re all bamboozled and hoodwinked hive minds, just eagerly awaiting orders from Zuckerberg and Musk and Bezos. I can’t stand my fellow countrymen at this point. To most of them, rocknroll is just loud music you play during halftime chantings of “USA USA”, or to get real charged up and gung ho about Top Gun military service, it’s just a means to an end, something they copy poorly, because they desire wealth or tribal acceptance. I got motherfuckers trying to take credit for my original songs they only ever arranged covers of, had no real hand in composing, I mean I’m supposed to just accept that and hear some harpies singing “you shoulda gone to college, shoulda been a lawyer, shoulda bought more Bitcoin, shoulda had a parent in publishing, shoulda shoulda shoulda..” It’s tedious and gruelling at this point. A lady I was doing some work for politely laid me off and replaced me with more competant and qualified help-I can’t say I blame her really, I’m surly even when scrubbing, but I’m gonna need a new hustle once I get past this wretched virus, cause Gropey Joe’s war economy is killing us, which is obviously the big plan, bringing their puppet to Congress for many standing ovations like they did with Netanyahu, more bullshit lies for war and scapegoat boogeymen and all that shit–meanwhile everything has quadrupled in price and everybody’s greedhead gouging and Blaming Putin. All I can think is how my longlost homeless blackeyed bassplayer, Kid Loser was right when he said, “No one cares and no one remembers, fuck those people.” He was so right. He had a better sense of humor than me, pissed his inheritance away in like a couple of months, never took anything seriously. I always liked that kid, he was a bratty mooch with a big mouth and people were always punching him, but he never let it break his little troublemaker spirit. I hope he’s still alive out there, drinking his Milwaukee’s Best Ice, talkin’ all night about the Ex Idols and Mother Love Bone and Veruca Salt and Urge Overkill and pissing off everybody who believes they are “More Popular”. We wrote good songs together that people who dislike us both still cover. He used to carry his guitar around and we’d belt out “Drunk Like Me” in the street at lunchtime already shitfaced. Infuriated all the squares and nine to fivers and they took rather more than a pound of flesh from us. I’m still alive to tell the tales, so who knows, maybe he is too. Last time I saw him was at the Public Library where he spent his days cause he became houseless in the cold winter. I gave him twenty bucks but I had to leave the midwest. Long Live “The Kid”.
Alvin Gibbs is one of those dudes we all looked up to cause he was always dead cool and not mucking about. Ya ever hear Brian James & The Brains? “Cold Metal”? He’s a real true rocknroll motherfucker and that’s like a dying species. Chrissie Hynde and others keep predicting a new rebel rock will emerge from all this oppression and tyranny and mediocrity and forced bullshit, but I ain’t seen no evidence of it yet. Only real signs of rebel rock I see when i squint are still coming from Australia or the UK. I do like Factory Superstars from Hollywood quite a bit. Dramarama, but other than them, aint nothin’ really happenin’ at all. So here’s some Disobedience for ya, the way it should be, played properly. With guts. How it’s done.Reminds me of US Bombs a little bit. Good vocals. Bit Vanianesque. Apparently, he’s an author as well. You probably already heard his funny Andy McCoy impression on Youtube.
Only things I miss about big cities are indian food and “Vive Le Rock” magazine and access to record stores that have cool cds and lps on the shelf.
THE GREAT RESIST, THE PEOPLE SAYING NOPE TO WOULDBE EMPERORS LIKE BEZOS, MUSK, GATES, & SCHWAB! #NOTMYKING
Did you ever suffer over motherfuckers who thought they were your friends but they were only ever using you to “get somewhere”, be around girls, or parlay their association with you into some kindof money scheme? Me, too. I look around at people in this country and they all seem like such suckers and rubes for buying into the whole Hierarchy and mushmouthed myth of Murkkkan “exceptionalism” and red scare and Muslim hating xenophobia, and hate your neighbor if he won’t do what you tell him, the batshit fauxwoke notion of being able to enforce your preferences or beliefs on others, and that whole dumb okeydokey hokeypokey? Me, too, man, but I was the same way once myself-I been a rube so many times, a fool for love, believed work will set you free, took bad abuse jobs trying to earn some kindof license to live, even if only in a lonely bedsit in the ghetto with a hairnet nd bloody wet apron and dead on my feet nad drinking shit bottom of the barrel liquor just to cope and mostly just slavishly trying to not be fucked with by sexual predator cocaine promotors, the burly bouncer hockey players, and yachtclub untouchable Thurston Howell no shame junkie drugdealers, and Hee Haw yokel predators of Bottomfeeder USA. All I can tell ya is I did have some times when me and the Bastards bunch, my old band in ghetto Allston had much merriment and solidarity, creativity and good times cause we were loyal to the cause of working together, all pitching in and doing our part. That’s how the good stuff happens-you gots to be willing to share, not take more than your share, and you gotta stop ripping people off. Those two things. Carry your own weight, don’t rip people off callously. Should be easy to find four good people willing to adhere to those two simple guidelines, right? Not in a sports competition non stop repetition empire where they’re all trained from birth to believe that money is all that matters and winning is everything. I see the blood feuds all these rich fuckedup siblings get in, fighting over the parents shit, it’s just gruesome to me. I want nothing to do with the bloodsucking people on the hill, the tv watchers, the sports bar pinkyrings, and cetainly not their Globalist bankster NWO cult members or Nato one world government wooden dummies. I do not applaud Zelensky, or Fauchi, Netanyahu, Juan Gaido, Nancy Pelosi, the coup government they’re trying to force on Peru, or anybody else the Man tells me to. I do not like Elon Musk or the Kardashians. Fuck those people. Think for yourself even if high paid college grads on shitlib media tell you all day long to just trust the nice millionaires on tv over and over and over and over again. If I was gonna thank Obama for anything, it’d be for teaching me not to fall for snake oil hucksters in slick suits even if they speak in the cadences of gospel preachers, say vaguely uplifting words other people wrote, or have nice manners with their rich wives. Ex punks and former like, coffeehouse REM people who support these disgraceful wars cause the weapon makers tv provided them with a comic book fiction good versus evil narrative are tragic but also grotesque.
“It’s half way understandable why liberal chauvinists & Eurocentric latte-leftists would be excited by the visit of this Zelensky fraud but it’s unbearable to see Black & colonized people caught up in this nonsense.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“U.S. propaganda about China is pure projection. “China is imperialist” = the U.S. has been imperialist for at least 150 years “China is collapsing” = the U.S. is already collapsing “China is spying on you” = the U.S. has spied on you for decades Just insert the U.S. for China.” (-Danny Haiphong)
WHILE YOU ARE BEING FORCEFED BLUESCREEN CHUBBY GI JOE, HIS POSH SPICE WIFE, SIDEKICK SEAN PENN, AND THE AZOV BATTALION FROM EVERY PLATFORM, CONSIDER WHO PULLS THE STRINGS OF THESE FUTURE LEADER SCHOOL MARRIONETTES. GATES AND ZELENSKY ARE WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS, CREEPY TRANS-OCCULTIST META-SCHWAB’S COMING FOR WHAT YOU GOT LEFT.
David Swanson on Twitter: “This is a disgusting way to frame this. If I thought fueling a war in Ukraine would help Ukrainians I would not give a shit whether it also helped people in the U.S. who are NOT the only people anyone should care about. But fueling war in Ukraine harms us all.” / Twitter
“With latest UKR aid, cost will reach $115B + countless lives lost in war we could’ve avoided, had we not moved NATO east, supported Minsk or simply not scuttled Turkish peace deal. Meanwhile 1/2M in US are unhoused, 87M lack HC, 4M kids in poverty w/out expanded child tax credit.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)
Lee Camp [Redacted] on Twitter: “There’s been over $21 TRILLION of unaccounted-for “adjustments” on the Pentagon’s books. They don’t deny this fact. How much exactly is 21 Trillion? You won’t believe it if you tried. https://t.co/zQIY3u5DYV” / Twitter
Bianca van der Kamp on Twitter: “”Too many died. War isn’t worth one life.” ~ Harry Patch (the last #WWI trench Tommy) War shouldn’t be glorified. War should be stopped. #hour4peace #ceasefire #negotiatepeace #ChristmasTruce Your voice matters for a @WorldBeyondWar: https://t.co/6VpaEGLIJG https://t.co/NOFr3hr8Cg” / Twitter
Ann Wright on Twitter: “The First Amendment, freedom of the press, and the life of Julian Assange are at stake. On 20 January, join the @progintl for the fourth sitting of the #BelmarshTribunal. https://t.co/Ir8JEeuXrz” / Twitter
RootsAction on Twitter: “”Joe Biden is not a progressive candidate. He is not taking advantage of the bully pulpit & the power of the presidency, for example executive orders. He’s dead weight on the party. His numbers are down” @normansolomon on @kthalps talking about #DontRunJoe https://t.co/SInEu8xNnt” / Twitter
Ben Norton on Twitter: “Tulsi Gabbard is a right-wing opportunist who decided she could be more successful as a Republican, and felt “right at home” at billionaire-funded CPAC She’s not “anti-war.” She loves the imperialist US military and strongly supported the “war on terror” https://t.co/IO6okFMMpe” / Twitter
Mike Prysner on Twitter: “Part 2 of the Tulsi Gabbard episode out now on @QanonAnonymous, which covers her path from Democratic Party “rising star” to right-wing influencer—and all her grifty stops along the way: https://t.co/GNMjyIxQhz” / Twitter
Hunter Biden made millions in Ukraine while his father the VP was put in charge of Ukraine and his father is on video bragging about firing their prosecutor.
We’ve been told there was nothing to see here. Ukraine isn’t better off with the billions American taxpayers had stolen from us, but the weapons industry, Ukranian Oligarchs and our politicians damn sure are.
Ukraine could have just honored their signed peace agreement with Russia and it would have cost us and them nothing. The same people telling you Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 elections have now been proven to have interfered in the 2020 elections. For 8 straight years Russia was working on implementing the agreed upon Peace agreement, while the West who never planned to honor it was arming Ukraine for war.” (-Black In The Empire)
I still somewhat redundantly submit these columns here cause I been censored by almost every magazine I ever wrote for in this country and my town aint even got a print shop so I can’t make fanzines no more, maybe I’ll do a limited run chapbook sometime this year I dunno cause the wife uses the printer for her resell biz and ink cartridges get expensive. I keep trying to connect with even one other person who sees all the same kinda shit I do. Is there anybody out there? I keep thinking about that “Rock Art & The X Ray Style” song. Joe had so much figured out, just about the value of community, the bonfire, the cb radio, of making art even if the dumbfuck general public never understand it, or you only have very limited or primitive tools to work with, of broadcasting our tiny smoke signals to the faraway black sheep and fellow exiles and wrong kinds of non comformists. Trying to find the others and communicate is part of how we Stay Human, which is something Tessa Fights Robots talks about. There is rights to protest or privacy or bodily autonomy or free speech in Murkkka, believe me. If you’ve seen the articles about the Cop City compound they built, you’ll understand why they needed to make such a fuss about the Maga protest and had AOC baying for anti protest laws cause she wa s traumatized. She is definitely an intelligence asset, mostly vetted for her marketable appearance and willingness to sit down when Pelosi instructs her to. There is certainly no free press here-it’s all weaponzied Pentagon Media, propaganda of the lyinass fascist dystopian NWO/Davos elites, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon and the big banks, you dig? Other countries where I distantly know a few people seem way more free and observant, like, hip to what’s really goin’ down in front of them, than this one. Can you believe I used to consort with people who never even mention Julian Assange? La da da, look at my hair, la da da, come to my spoken word, la da da, buy my product. That’s all they care about, becoming products. I’d rather stand by my beliefs and priciples than shift some fucking boxes of stuff I paid to have made. Sheesh. No Values is the spirit of the age. The Big 5 mockingbird media is all powerful among the Divided Slaves Of Amnesia, they’re all just trained to unconditionally “identify” as this, or that. It’s all the same shit of course, but with a different sports team uniform color. They all think tv is real, elections are real, regulatory agencies still function for the good of the people, and that the fraud squad are their friends. Rightwingers are trying to champion a Gitmo human rights violator as some beacon of liberty. If he’ll dehumanize and torture human beings based on their religion, in Dick Cheney gulags, he’ll do it here, too. Of course Biden will, too, he’s helping overthrow Peru and giving all our healthcare and universal housing money to a Nato puppet for more endless war right now. I do not know any anti war activists where I live. All my former associates parrot television. “Go Team, rah rah” motherfuckers. They’re all Thank Obamas-they identify as liberals and progressives, but support no progressive values or principles, not unions, not peace. They let people like Klaus Scwab and Bill gates tell them who their enemies are. It’s all about worshipping puppet politicians and overpaid liars on tv and repeating what they say. “Orange Man Bad”. You don’t say…? Just came up with that one on the spur, just now, did ya? How VERY illuminating, I can see you are HIGHLY educated and that you Trust The Science and stand with Zelensky and it was Her Turn and you respect Lyn Cheney’s bravery and Chelle really MADE A DIFFRENCE and you wanna go back to how it was under Obama when it was also classy and dahing and we just need more techlord protections from Misinformation and Russia Troll farms hacking our elections with those dastrdly Buff Bernie memes, online. China bad, Russia bad, Iran bad, Saudis good, Israel good, Gropey Joe good, Foo Fighters and Billie Eilish? Extra special secret sauce super dooper double good and Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga and Beyonce. They are geniuses. And the Kardashians are self made, strong, independent single ladies. Grim, grisly, darkening days. Not a lotta introspection happening over here in this country. I figured the whole shithouse was up in flames when a geeky Phish kid, a jamband reeferhead I knew and worked with in a thanklessly hot kitchen, enlisted in the military to go fight those bad guys who were coming here for our freedom fries, good jobs and benefits and just hated us for our freedom. Laura Bush said we had to invade Afghanistan For Feminism. Worked like magic. Like Colt 45-“Works Everytime”.
About 100 years ago I was friends witha hard partying couple who would always say, “I’m hit”, or “I got hit last night”, meaning they were still hungover. I got hit by that creepy plague. Oh man, this dreaded covid bullshit gets worse by the day, tore up from the floor up as those self-recriminating people like to say, the bodyaches, the chills, the sore throat, it’s pretty awful. You know they concocted some real evil shit when you been through it all and did most of it twice, but you’re laying there helpless for twenty hours a day thinking you might die. I remember one other mutant virus where we had to go get some special prescription pack of pills to shake it about fifteen years ago. I remember being told my fever was so high in the county hospital post seizure that I almost died, that was all the way back when I was about 22, maybe 23, the nurses had me velcro strapped down to a gurney while they punishingly applied ice packs to my burning body as I screamed. I’ve had alcohol poisoning a couple times, food poisoning a few times, and cough syrup overdosed in a dark tattoo shop with a beautful girl who ended up seeing me in a shocking state, but this…is bad. I think about my grandparents who mostly raised me, how I must have worried them way back when I left home at a young age and galavanted around the big cities searching for my own place in the sun. I was not there for my grandfather when he was dying cause a woman decided that’d be the perfect time to divorce me, bit of a distraction that, had to find a place to live. I know I really failed him. Our last conversation was gruelling, I don’t think he really forgave me for never measuring up to his middle class standards, and a jealous family member always rubbed that in. I did much better caring for my grandmother and aunt for their last few years. I moved back to my hometown and retrieved medicine and grocery shopped and cleaned and took a bad night shift job, and walked back n forth from the hospital, while I was doing all that, my ex took my kids across the country, bonded them to a series of strangers and now they don’t really know who I am, It took me too long to follow her out there almost three years probably, and even then, she’d already conditioned them to sorta reject my side of their family. No word from my daughter in years. Seems she cut ties with her more controlling and powerful other relatives, too. I’ve tried to make peace with my own kids and parents and some faraway people I owed amends to. You do the best you can and give the rest to a higher power, I’m not in charge of any outcomes, they say, in that cult of perpetual self blaming. Ended up in too many one-way relationships with people who only showup empty handed when they burn all other bridges and never even think to bring anything to the table, or in our tradition, the hobo stew, they just feel entitled to take what little we barely got left, so I waste less time investing in those types. I was reading that Chrissy Amphlett bio and man she went through even crazier, more brutal and chaotic shit than me, from a performing arts childhood with a traumatized veteran father and doting mom, to being a surfer party girl at the druggy beach, to discovering psychedelics and hippie-drifting all around the globe relying on the kindness of strangers, bartending, trading on her looks, having affairs, and pinballing from one loser nowhere band to another. She knew all along she was Born To Rock, but it is ever so difficult to find the right people. She knocked around from town to town jamming with an autoharp in junkie squats and singing sea shanties on boats and performing in corny undergound plays and eight piece jam bands and open mic nights and all the horrors every wouldbe frontperson is subjected to if their first couple of garage gangs aint superfunded by some showbiz uncle. It’s mind boggling how much rejection she experienced. Most of the competent musicians didn’t understand her, could not appreciate her one of a kind, offbeat style of vocalizing, a wild wailing, usually associated with hardass male singers, such as Bon Scott or Angry Anderson.”They laughed and told me I was TOO DIFFERENT to make it as a rocknroll singer. They said that with my quirky voice and dress and buck teeth I didn’t sing or look like a lead singer should. They were saying success and acceptance comes with conformity. THAT WAS CRAP. ROCKNROLL IS FOR REBELS.” Hear, hear, my dear. Me, too.
I was laying in the sick bed last night smiling as I remembered the time some super gifted guitar prodigy who drove an old yellow vintage convertible like a Beach Boy and lived in a haunted mansion, had invited me to audition for his very painstakingly tight, studio musician band at some well to do square’s suburbanite house. They banged into a whizbang perfect Wrecking Crew rendition of that old Monkees song, “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and obviously you don’t call me, if you want Davey Jones, a lead singer’s job is to put his own stamp on it and entertain the people so I let ’em have it, the full bug theatrical, Birthday Party shambolic, lounge singer gone bad, howlingly combatitive, wildeyed rocknroll business, just like Iggy Pop or Jim Morrison would. They were shocked and appalled and kept asking me to do it again but sing normal. You get me for your band if you want somebody with their own voice and vibe and point of view who can command a room and has stories to tell, not if you’re looking for some Ricky Martin/Robin Thicke/Justin Timberlake/Harry Styles note perfect milk n cookies guy to be polite. No, I’m not cutting my hair. No, I don’t care that your friend the wrestler does not like me. No, I don’t care that your wife’s mother’s hairdresser says I’m the devil corrupting the children with too much Aqua Net and Dramarama records, no I’m not here to make desk job people feel proud about voting for Kamala cause it shows how they can’t be racist. It’s always been that same old shit with the gadfly booj peeps, they invite you into their thing, but say you have to change completely. The shredder’s rhythm section were horrified when the sweat started pouring and the makeup started running, my waist length hair was wet and the shirt came off and you know I used to wear a buncha crucifixes and rosaries underneath my shirt and they thought that might be something really bad, and I started improvising beat poetry on the spot I expected them to jam to. They were clearly uncomfortable with the black shiny pleather clad presence of my much beloved, beautiful old bartender/roommate/confidante/soul sista Jessa Belle, who’d accompanied me to the audition and brought a big bottle of booze along for laughs. They were oblivious to the irony of wanting to cover “Pleasant Valley Sunday” while insisting it be properly music school renditioned. They were such scolding, humorless, textbook squares. “Pleasant Valley Sunday”? They WERE the weekend warrior uncool people on the hill, pompously trying to repremand me for not being serious, refusing to “sing normal”. Does anybody tell Rotten that? Lux? Bators? Taime Downe? Billy Hopeless? Bryan Small? Jim Jones? Texacala? “Sing Normal”. That was some tv people shit, and they were supposed to be the big Cobain lovers. They’d never seen punk rock in real life. That town jumped on the Nirvana bandwagon but it was all real new to the sports doofuses. You had one group trying to be Beatles and one group trying to be Pearl Jam, not a lot of real action. There were only a couple of punkish outfits in their circle: a comelately hot rod satanic jugband with many tattoos when Nashville Pussy was the latest thing, and a trust funded Cramps ripoff band with sixties antique fuzz pedals and tube amps and expensive guitars galore, hundreds actually, and very rare and hard to find echo machines and their own recording studio, so they could endlessly churn out garage noise for hipster labels in disco shirts, they’d all applaud for that band in that town, but not for their tunes really cause they had none, they were applauding their money, the rare gear they played badly through. Rich Sees Rich. People blindly, deaf and dumbly, applaud success or accoutrements of succes in those rightwing wealth worshipping sports enclaves. Man fuck those guys, they did not get rocknroll, at all. That prodigy guitarist’s brother was a promising drummer who was smart and decent, rare characteristics in that particular town in the grunge era, but he needed to be accepted by their rich lawyer dad way, way, way more than he needed to rock, he needed to belong with his obedient, mansion dwelling, “Less Than Zero”, business minded classmates, so ya see his picture online now, and he don’t look like nobody from Oasis anymore, he looks like a showbiz shark, sports jacketed Doc McGhee rock manager. Had a similar experience in the recording studio with some locals only fellas who had their one and only exacting familiar process and I was expected to emulate the vocalist of their local band, which is just not what I do. No thanks man. “Sing normal, they said.” They had an exaggerated opinion of their own singing voices-the “normal ” ones. They’d wipe the first three takes instead of mixing ’em together, and in my world, that’s where the magic usually is, all the feeling is embedded in the first or second take.
So yeah I take heart from Chrissy’s hardknocks sordid tale, it’s a real hair raising, roller coastering, holy smokes barnstormer, she did hard time in a foreign prison, endured all manner of grisly abuse, so when the usual lazy lackey self proclaimed journalists started shooting off the mandatory questions about how hard it supposedly is to be a beautiful and talented female with a killer band in rock, she’d just sorta chuckle and roll her eyes. She went places you wouldn’t go with a gun. What a powerhouse, all soul, always and ever only about singing it from the heart, she got that–in spite of childhhod forays into choir and ballet, she was just there to deliver the feeling, she was All Feel, and she’s brutally honest and I love that about her, too. One of my alltime favorites. When you’re going through all the hard times, lookin’ for some kinda sense or meaning, taking inventory, contemplating the hard facts of life, giving up on humanity, there are still these half forgotten artists from ancient times, you can read about and listen to who get it, who felt the same way and wern’t just trying to milk some jive hustle and get over and make money, who really seemed sincere and true and good and heartfelt. I love them for all that. The first two Divinyls albums were like AC/DC meets Billy Idol. Chrissy was the unprecedented Wild Card. Real Rocknroll is ALL ABOUT the Wild Card. They got lucky when they recognized the right character to manage them and he jettisoned the first wanker bassplayer who thought he was the cat’s pajamas cause he’d played with Mark in Air Supply, like that was something to be proud of, he fucked over the band on copyrights and a shady publishing deal, that was fucked up. Mark McEntee was ALSO wild, I mean he was like an elegantly pouncing, slashing Malcolm Young or Keith Richards real instinctive kinda guitarist but he had a Billy Duffy or Steve Stevens like flash and talent, just more understated, he let the song breathe, made room for Chrissie. And let’s just repeat for the record how he flatout always just looked cool as fuck, and moved ever so cat like gracefully, him and his model wife ran a super cool rocknroll boutique that sold threads to Michael Jackson, Kate Moss, Chrissie Hynde, Deborah Harry and Amy Winehouse called Wheels & Dollbaby–if you aint from Australia it’s almost impossible to imagine rock god Mark ever playing in Air Supply!!!? Mark McEntee is one of those rare snow leopard guitarists who are so impossible to find anymore. A unique stylist almost like a Brian James. What an excellent band. Even though she’d done time in every corny cover band and Belgian experimental Hawkwind dervishing hippie collective, when she strted composing intimate original like “Boys In Town”, it took her awhile to summon up the appropriate nerve and audacity to deliver those songs with the inflammatory, take no prisoners, no apologies, storming authority they deserved, so her manager took her to see AC/DC, and she stole Angus’s gimmick, which seemed even more dangerous on a voluptuous female-the schoolgirl persona helped her release her incorrigible, bratty banshee side the world all came to love in the new wave era. They were touring with bands like Simple Minds and the Furs and gaining an audience overnight. First fame’s hard on people. They got ripped off so bad, their publishing was stolen when they were young and naieve and “desperate” as the song goes-at least they signed the dotted line, nowadays, these industry manuvering social vampires got ways of trying to steal your shit without ever paying you a cent and with no signed contract. They just copyright your shit. Fuck you, ha ha, the end. House always wins. The Fix is always in. Don’t kid yourself, sunshine. I think the world is becoming more wicked by the day. Maybe I just feel crummy cause I’m so shockingly sick, I dunno man, it all seems so bleak. I got no trust or faith in people, they’re like demons. Mass hypnotized soldiers of the Nato/Bill Gates/imperialist Status Quo. You can’t talk to the see no evil coincidence theorists. They spend their whole lives in school but never heard of any most basic, well documented, historical facts…except for shit that makes them FEEL GOOD, they are the proud, the many, the virtue signaling, on trend, bumper sticker people, “I VOTED”, they feel scientific cause they watch all that good guys versus badguys copaganda on tv. Dr. Drew and Dr. Phil. They make excuses for coups and wars and censorship and torture and kidnapping, murderous cops, big tech spying, poisoned water, bad medicine, human experimentation. I been social distancing for a real long time. I don’t see that changing much.
Wheels & Dollbaby – Official Store (wheelsanddollbaby.com) if ya wanna get me anything for Xmas…I’m medium-size.
“The CIA didn’t kill JFK to replace him with Lyndon Johnson.
The CIA killed JFK to replace American democracy with an unaccountable shadow government that you can’t vote away. HUD says that it would cost $20 billion to end homelessness in America. We are told that that is impossible, yet the government is about to pass a $1.7 trillion spending bill, which includes an ADDITIONAL $44 billion to Ukraine. Our government isn’t just corrupt — it is evil.” (-Primo Radical)
The progression There are no Nazis There are only a few Nazis The Nazis don’t have any real power These aren’t the same kind of Nazis Doesn’t matter if the Nazis are fighting for your country So what, Every country has Nazis The Nazis have been deradicalized now…The former President of Ukraine and German Chancellor Merkel both admitted that the Minsk agreement signed with Russia was only signed to bide time for Ukraine to build their military and they had no intention of honoring it
Our Gov’t is tells us that Russia can’t be trusted…Our ruling class is not as dumb as many think
They cut off Europe’s cheap energy supply and got them to pay our companies 4x more They have weakened Russia, though not as much as they hoped and stolen billions from us to give to their donors. That’s not me saying this, it is the words of the former Ukrainian President and Merkel. American propaganda wins.
Sadly, Ukraine had to be sacrificed…Propaganda working is having Americans look at what is happening to Ukraine and believing this is what winning looks like, when they could have just honored the Minsk agreement and none of this would be happening. Maybe we should be using all these new IRS agents to audit the Pentagon The United States has more people in prison than any country in the world…Is it possible that some of your so called allies telling us about women’s rights, just don’t want black babies born?
We don’t live in a democracy. There is no Dem vs GOP. Our Gov’t doesn’t care about Ukrainians. Fauci works for Big Pharma. Trump doesn’t care about working class whites. Obama doesn’t care about Black people..We are all just pawns being exploited.” (-Black In The Empire)
“A new poll shows at least 80% of people in Peru reject the right-wing oligarch-controlled congress, which launched the coup against elected President Castillo on December 7, with US backing.
Protesters have been in the streets demanding the closure of congress and new elections” (-Ben Norton)
JPierre on Twitter: “The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is the soft power arm of the CIA. Its operations in Haiti have played a large role in undermining sovereignty. https://t.co/d3SMUVSPi5” / Twitter
johndissed on Twitter: “Guess what? “A cause of death has yet to be revealed.” And in case you’re losing track, there’s also a video provided of other recent young and old celebs who have passed. https://t.co/jdVaNTw511″ / Twitter
Ben Norton on Twitter: “We Charge Imperialism: US Sanctions Against the Global Majority This is a very important, must-watch event organized by @Iran_Solidarity, featuring @bikrumsinghgill, @MullinCorinna, @KillSanctions, @nodutdol: https://t.co/ddUWGrAeHA” / Twitter
“Twitter’s attempt to suppress my reporting on the relationship between UK Foreign Office/MI6 and the world’s largest media organizations gets to the heart of the social media platform’s collaboration with trans-Atlantic intel. Twitter introduced its “hacked materials” policy when I exposed Reuters, BBC and Bellingcat as UK intelligence cut-outs running Foreign Office ops against Russia.” (-Max Blumenthal)
“Just a reminder that last month Ukraine bombed Poland (a NATO member) killing two people, tried to blame Russia in order to start World War III, then refused to apologize.
Yet they’re continuing to get tens of billions of dollars from NATO.” (-Primo Radical)
America believes in Freedom of the Press
That’s why our Gov’t plotted to kill a journalist that exposed their war crimes, then kidnapped, jailed and tortured him and one of our allies dismembered a journalist and another just shot a journalist in the face while we did nothing.” (-Black In The Empire)
“Nancy Pelosi salary: $193,400
Nancy Pelosi net worth: $196million Mitch McConnell salary: $193,400 Mitch McConnell net worth:$54million Like it or not, they both play for the same team. Neither party is on your side. They are on the side of getting themselves rich.” (-Tyler Todt)
Putin is just evil and a vicious dictator that went into Ukraine for no reason, just bored I guess The proof is simple. Our Gov’t and media says so and is of course fighting for democracy There is no amount of evidence that will convince us otherwise. (-” (-Black In The Empire)
“The same ones convincing us to hate China, when they’re the ones who gutted our middle class giving our jobs to China
Nobody seems to notice. Americans get out of the Matrix.” (-Black In The Empire)
Media Roots on Twitter: “New Media Roots Radio w/ @AbbyMartin, @FluorescentGrey Fake News For Regime Change, Homophobia Escalation & War Criminal Ron DeSantis Exposed Ft. @MikePrysner of @EyesLeftPod https://t.co/uMQzf9S62W https://t.co/eqnEmMhFQj” / Twitter
Ben Norton on Twitter: “Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro denounced the overthrow of Peru’s Pedro Castillo as an undemocratic “parliamentary coup,” saying it is a warning for all elected left-wing leaders in Latin America. Transcript here: https://t.co/jcw4J7Ircc https://t.co/WigrzLjnGn” / Twitter
“The Pentagon honors the CNN correspondent who functioned as its most loyal stenographer, churning out press releases in the form of articles and granting it untold millions in outsourced public relations services.” (-Max Blumenthal on war propagandists complimenting each other.)
Medea Benjamin on Twitter: “I can’t wait to participate with many others who are terrified that this war in Ukraine could lead to a nuclear disaster and want to see peace talks NOW! It’s definitely time to @RageAgainstWar #peaceinUkraine” / Twitter
“The Left in the USA is overwhelming a Middle-Class formation
It’s the FIRST LEFT historically to have NO CONNECTION to the WORKING CLASS A big chunk of these people say they don’t want to hear about poverty” (-Compton Jay)
“When any white man in the world says, give me liberty or give me death, the entire white world applauds. When a black man says exactly the same thing he is judged a criminal and treated like one.” (- James Baldwin)
CAUSE SHE’S THE NU PELOSI, LAPDOG OF THE ELITES, DARLING OF DAVOS
“$45 Billion more to “Ukraine” proves that the war is really between US & UK led “neoliberal/predatory/finance based economics” and “industrial/commodity/reality based economics” of Russia, China, and the Global South.” (-Garland Nixon)
Liberals have their heads shoved so far up the “Democratic” party’s ass that they now support the military industrial complex, FBI, and CIA and falsely accuse those of us who distrust our corrupt government of being MAGA. There is no polite way of saying it: They’ve become sheep.
STAY WILD! STAY FREE! STAY ALIVE!