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I woke up at about 4:55 this morning and I’m generally an early riser, but that’s a bit early even for me. My neighbor’s got a confused rooster. I went outside while the sun was risin’ to spend time with the outdoor feral cats we feed and neglected to wear a shirt or shoes so I got bit up by mosquitoes and these desert mosquitoes are like mutants, maybe of that Bill Gates variety, who knows, but their bites never seem to go away. It rained last night so everything feels kinda musty, in a couple hours I gotta trudge across town through perilous streets of leashless desert dogs and crazy people, always kinda dread facing the world out there. The woman in red who talks to herself, the Slim Shadies on the bad drugs. Something ’bout the day feels ominous, just got this foreboding sense of unease. I feel pretty disconnected from everybody I grew up with, just alienated by this whole culture. The casual acceptance of this unsparing war on whistle blowers and journalists like Daniel Hale and Julian Assange. The dreary, demented, ancient, old, ghoulish warpigs like Biden and Pelosi, and their belligerent saber rattling and senseless provocations for always more wars. The pitiless, bloodcurdling movies and evil muzak being pushed on the kids by these shady elite occultist creeps. The smileyfaced, see no evil yuppies, always looking the other way, rather than admitting the country’s crumbling into not just recession, but two starkly different realities-one for the privileged super rich  and dwindling middle class, another brutal, merciless one for the majority who are falling into houselessness at an alarming pace, or just “dying suddenly”. Some of my own relatives social distance themselves from my immediate family, I suspect cause they’re afraid they might catch The Poverty and their helpful philanthropic super scientific saviors at Pfizer might not have a pill for that particular affliction. I don’t know how people can call themselves media professionals or educators and have any self respect while regurgitating all these known fucking lies for war and bullshit narratives and slogans that are supposed to okeydoke all the corruption and decay all around us. I’m too old to wanna live with a house full of crazies eating your food and shit, like when we were in our twenties, and slept ten to a room in those disgustingly filthy communal band houses with the black hair dye stains in every sink and ten thousand empty beer cans on the floor. I don’t see how any of these poor people who work fulltime slave jobs for minimum wage are even covering their rent in this ripoff real estate market except if they live with a bunch of other slaves. I feel like an awful lot of people probably drink just to cope with anxiety and depression, next time you’re in line at the checkout counter, just take a look at all the booze everybody’s buying. And lotto tickets. Where I live, there are no bands. People are too poor to have bands. There’s like a crazy dude with an obvious drug problem who picks his face and arms, he kinda plays a couple chords on an acoustic guitar in front of the grocery store. That’s about it. Some old country music elderly people I guess. A Mexican band from three hours away plays at the Moose Lodge. Whenever I get hold of an all too elusive copy of “VIVE LE ROCK” magazine, it seems like they still got a thriving rocknroll scene in the UK and also in Australia. Must be affordable rents in those places. Imagine Max’s or CB’s happening today with the gentrification rent gouging, right? I mean…come on. You heard the millionaire mimosa-rock? It’s all just so so art school artsy fartsy like The Strokes or lowest common denominator formulaic like Green Day and Foo Fighters, I’m looking for some heartfelt original voices, not just more motherfuckers whose parents told them they’re the best and bought them a trophy and a motorcycle and a special fame career.

“Alan MacLeod has a new article out with Mintpress News showing how most of the supposedly independent “fact-checking” organizations which Facebook has partnered with to police the information people are allowed to see on the platform about the war in Ukraine are, in fact, funded by the United States government.

“Most of the fact-checking organizations Facebook has partnered with to monitor and regulate information about Ukraine are directly funded by the U.S. government, either through the U.S. Embassy or via the notorious National Endowment for Democracy (NED),” MacLeod writes.

NED is indeed notorious because, as MacLeod explains, it was set up to do overtly many of the operations which the CIA used to perform covertly, like circulating propaganda in empire-targeted nations, funding foreign uprisings, and facilitating the 2014 coup in Ukraine which set in motion the events that would eventually lead to Russia’s invasion of the nation this past February.

Macleod shows how US government money is funneled into Facebook’s “fact-checking organizations” through NED and other channels, the result being a US government-funded narrative management operation in a social media platform which has almost three billion active users.

Most of fact-checking organisations Facebook uses to police content on Ukraine are directly funded by the US government— either by the US embassy or through notorious CIA front group, the NED. My new investigation exclusively at @MintPressNews:

— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) August 3, 2022

Most of fact-checking organisations Facebook uses to police content on Ukraine are directly funded by the US government— either by the US embassy or through notorious CIA front group, the NED. My new investigation exclusively at @MintPressNews:

— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) August 3, 2022

This article is just the latest installment in a series of pieces MacLeod has been putting out with Mintpress over the past few months documenting the many strings you can see between major Silicon Valley platforms and the US-centralized empire, which are becoming clearer and more numerous by the year.

Last month MacLeod released a report on the many veterans of the CIA and other branches of the US intelligence cartel who are being hired to high-level positions within Facebook’s parent company Meta which help determine what kinds of information get visibility on the company’s social media platforms. Meta’s “senior product policy manager for misinformation” was hired straight out of the Central Intelligence Agency in 2019 and now helps Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp sort out information from misinformation.

Last month MacLeod also put out an article on the many CIA veterans who have been hired to help Google decide what information gets seen in its searches and on Google-owned platforms like YouTube. Google is easily the single most influential corporation on earth when it comes to public access to information.

In June MacLeod penned an article titled “The Federal Bureau of Tweets: Twitter is Hiring an Alarming Number of FBI Agents,” reporting that “the social media giant has, in recent years, recruited dozens of individuals from the national security state to work in the fields of security, trust, safety and content.”

Even TikTok, MacLeod documents, has begun hiring a bizarre number of former NATO employees to police its content at the same time it has begun aligning with other Silicon Valley platforms in its censorious policies toward content from Russia.

National Security Search Engine: Why has Google hired so many ex-CIA agents to run its most important internal and external operations. My new investigation for @MintPressNews

— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) July 26, 2022

National Security Search Engine: Why has Google hired so many ex-CIA agents to run its most important internal and external operations. My new investigation for @MintPressNews

— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) July 26, 2022

MacLeod’s important work builds on that of other reporters like Yasha Levine, whose book Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet describes the way humanity’s unprecedented access to information has been intertwined with US imperial power from its very inception.

Silicon Valley is at least as fundamental a component of US imperial narrative control as the legacy media and Hollywood, and is becoming even more so. Together they comprise the empire’s narrative control apparatus, which is just as essential to the functioning of the empire as its military or economic might.

The expansion of human consciousness on issues of political and social justice has brought with it a growing public intolerance for tyranny and oppression, which has made it necessary for the world’s current empire to rule over us by providing us with the illusion of freedom. We are told that we live in a democracy where the people control their own fate, but in reality we are inundated with propaganda from the moment we are born that is designed to psychologically manipulate the way we think, act and vote. As Noam Chomsky said, “Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.”

Silicon Valley is filled with spooks and liars for the same reason the mainstream news media support every war and continually normalize the freakish injustices of our society: because whoever controls the narrative controls the world. Perception is reality, and if you can control how people perceive reality then, as far as their behavior is concerned, you control reality itself.

We will remain trapped with the abuses of the status quo oppression machine until we awaken to this fact.


To me, The Coma-Tones were the best band in the world. I always related to alla Gio’s songs and Jimmy is just stellar. I felt personally affected for a long time when Gio left this world, he was one of the very, very few people I DEEPLY related to on a  very deep and intimate Beasts Of Bourbon level. This is my kinda rocknroll, dunno why nobody seems to get it anymore. They were all soul. Street, guts, heart, love ’em. (RIP)


I remember when we were glammed out teenagers still stranded in the Midwest and just dreaming about the faraway lights of Tinsel Town, we saw their pictures in the glossy magazine they sold at Noir Leather in Detroit, “Propaganda” and somehow we found their mailing address and sent away for their demotape which arrived on cassette with a cool flier of the Stars From Mars as little cartoon characters. The songs were pretty low budget. Tunes like, “Kick Dat Cat”, I think one was called. Demos, indeed. I liked “We Got Tonight”. I always rooted for that band. They reunited in recent years. Ya know that David Lee Roth/John 5 song, “Nothing Could Have Stopped Us” drove me to reach out to certain former bandmates to see if they had a desire to wave the torch again, but I think they are all pretty happy where they are now. I don’t think they like being reminded of their roots, where we came from was not a pretty place, I kinda represent their hard times, the bad years before they escaped the poverty and they’ve kinda all moved on up to thee top, to a deluxe apartment in the sky. I’m like the skeleton in the closet. What can ya do? Happy to see my former colleague Dazzle Star back out there, treading the boards. I think he smokes.

“The Taiwanese are the next people to be sacrifice for U.S. geostrategic interests. You wonder why the neocolonial leaders of these nations don’t seem to understand how expendable they & their people are for the U.S.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“It’s a war against the truth”, says @DavidShoebridge, 1 of the 7 Australian politicians speaking out in support of #Assange on the first week back of parliament. Others urgently affirmed “Peace can be started with truth”.

The Three I’s of a Police State Education: Indoctrination, Intimidation & Intolerance – Activist Post

‘It’s About Damn Time’: 4 Louisville Cops Charged in Killing of Breonna Taylor (


Andrew Bacevich, a retired Army Colonel who fought in Vietnam, and Danny Sjursen, a retired Army Major who did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, have just published Paths of Dissent: Soldiers Speak Out Against America’s Misguided Wars. Bacevich and Sjursen, West Point graduates, like many writers in the book, come out of the military culture. They began as true believers, embracing the myths of American goodness and virtue and the military honor code pounded into them as young cadets at the military academy. The reality of combat, as it has for generations, exposed the lies told by the generals and politicians. We are not a good and virtuous nation. God does no bless us above other nations. Victory is not assured. War is not noble and uplifting. The clash between the reality of combat, and the mythical version of combat consumed by the public, one that propels young men and women into war, creates not only dissonance and moral injury, but an existential crisis combat veterans, at least those who are self-reflective, must cope with for the rest of their lives.

The Chris Hedges Report Podcast: Andrew Bacevich and Chris Hedges Discuss “Paths of Dissent” (


This ECONOMIC TERRORISM—which is what gentrification really is—is happening all over the U.S. while wealthy pundits wax poetic on cable news that we’re “not in a recession.”

“It seems like Akron is hunting its own homeless; it doesn’t matter where we go, if we put up a tent they’re there tearing it down…they look at us as the scourge of society,” -Pandora, homeless in Akron

Status Coup News


·Aug 2

LIVE From Philadelphia: PROTEST ENCAMPMENT to Fight Low-Income Evictions Despite Judge’s Order w/ @JordanChariton


NEWS: GOING LIVE soon from Philadelphia where a protest encampment has popped up to fight the eviction of low-income tenants—i.e. ECONOMIC TERRORISM!

LIVE From Philadelphia: PROTEST ENCAMPMENT to Fight Low-Income Evictions Despite Judge’s Order / Twitter

Pfizer CEO Complains to Investors About Lower Drug Prices Under Inflation Reduction Act (

Stop worshipping these evil scumbags.

What makes something “Kafkaesque”? – Noah Tavlin – YouTube


‘Tools of Russia’: FBI Raid on Black Political Party Seen as Part of ‘Black Scare/Red Scare’ in United States | Black Agenda Report

The Black Alliance for Peace Condemns FBI Attack on the African People’s Socialist Party | Black Agenda Report

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has left Taiwan after a brief but diplomatically corrosive visit, the aftereffects from which may be felt for years to come.

Toward the end of her speech alongside Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, Pelosi’s brain underwent one of its increasingly common software glitches, causing her to begin babbling inarticulately.

Here is a transcript of what Nancy Pelosi’s brain said:

“In our earliest days at our founding of our country, Benjamin Franklin, our presidency, said, freedom and democracy. Freedom and democracy, one thing, security here. If we don’t have- we can’t have either, if we don’t have both.”

Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan with wise words from “Benjamin Franklin, our presidency” on “freedom and democracy on one thing, security here.”

— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) August 3, 2022

Of course Benjamin Franklin was neither a president of the United States nor a “presidency”, and the quote Nancy’s floundering brain was reaching for was “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” These are not difficult things to remember or articulate for someone with functioning gray matter.

This is right up there with other famous neural malfunctions by the speaker, like her “Bernie loves hearing” gibberish from last year or her bizarre “Good morning, Sunday morning” restart in the middle of an interview a couple of years ago, and it calls to mind a DC pharmacist’s casual remark in 2017 that he had filled prescriptions to treat Alzheimer’s disease for some powerful decision makers on Capitol Hill.

None of which would be a problem, if we were talking about some little old lady whiling away her twilight years at a retirement home in Florida. But we are not; we are talking about one of the most powerful elected officials in the most powerful government on earth, third in the line of succession to the presidency after the vice president.

More importantly, we are talking about someone who just participated in an incendiary visit to Taiwan which has ensured the escalation of dangerous cold war tensions between major world powers, and could potentially have triggered a hot war with China.

What?  (@Yolo304741) July 28, 2022

US war machinery, including aircraft carriers and large planes, were mobilized to provide security for Pelosi’s visit ahead of her arrival. The United States military was literally just used to help a dementia patient try to start World War Three.

China’s response to Pelosi’s provocation has thankfully been relatively measured, though we’re about to see Taiwan fully encircled by the Chinese navy for a show of force unlike anything we’ve seen in decades, and Chinese sanctions upon Taiwanese commerce are still being announced. There will be political pressure in Beijing to escalate tensions with the US so as not to look weak, and the intensity of the new cold war has certainly been ratcheted up a notch, but when it comes to hot war it looks like humanity’s better angels have prevailed for now.

None of this makes it acceptable for the world’s most powerful government to send a politician whose brains are leaking out her ears to try to stir up hostilities under cover of its military forces.

The world is worse now than it was before Pelosi’s plane touched down. Less safe, less wealthy, less kind, and more frightening. Not one ordinary person has benefitted from her insanely hawkish provocation made in her final years on this earth, especially not the people of Taiwan.

The US empire is sick, and it is playing sick games with all our lives. As far as I’m concerned, its downfall can’t come soon enough. (-Caitlin Johnstone)


“In this video, I analyze the US war drive against China. Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan is just the latest provocation. The Pentagon has war plans, CIA officials call for war, US troops on the ground, US sending billions in weapons, think tanks want nukes.” (-Benjamin Norton)

“Fearing a new conflict over Taiwan, Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg released a shocking account showing how the Joint Chiefs pressed Eisenhower to launch a nuclear war on China. Ellberg’s warning is more relevant than ever.” (-Max Blumenthal)

Eisenhower rejected military chiefs’ demand for nuclear war on China, classified account of ’58 Taiwan Strait crisis reveals – The Grayzone

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil on Twitter: “My eyes must be deceiving me. A mainstream reporter from Sky News just took five minutes to destroy Zelensky and the war mongers provoking him. He just exposed his connection to the nazi Azov Battalion, his banning of free speech, his crimes, and fame whoring. Part 1️⃣” / Twitter



I thought they were pretty good for a grunge era hard rock group. My ex bassplayer loved ’em, said they were like Nirvana meets Van Halen with brain dead lyrics. That made no sense to me until I heard ’em, I liked ’em better than Green Day or any of that shit that got popular and trendy circa the mid nineties. Gary X Finneran was the pre P.C. singer with the scroungier Birdland/Billy Idol like good looks. He also had a band called Tragedy Club, but sadly died on May 10, 2009 at the age of 45. People keep droppin’ dead, left and right all over. especially lately. Half my generation seems to be leaving the planet. There’s a couple hipsters in my county with the dreads and tattoos, they hate it though, they’re only here cause their mama has money, they seem to want some kindof attention from me I don’t really have the energy to give ’em, especially not in the sweltering heat, so now they’re feeling kinda hath no fury scorned. Whatever. One guy asked me what kinda music I like I said, “The Stooges, Smack, Fishfaces, stuff like that.” Never heard of any of ’em. I changed my answer, “David Bowie, Stones, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper?” That helped a little. At least he nodded. One guy just found out about Iggy last year when I told him about him. Hard to find proper punknroll players in times and places such as these. Somedays it really gets me down. I can’t really even import anybody from outta state because there are no jobs here, we are way, way too poor to support anybody else, can’t provide for no musicians. 


“I thought the Obama administration was the most dangerous administration since 1945 until this one. One of the reasons this one is so bad is because it is made up of inept retreads from Obama & neocons who abandoned the republican party in 2016. This reckless and irresponsible act by Pelosi is the psychopathology of white supremacy and could very well have the U.S. in another war.” (~ 2016 Green Party Vice President nominee Ajamu Baraka)

“People in Taiwan are largely protesting Pelosi because what people in most countries who’ve been impacted by U.S intervention do not often forget is the destruction after, & what they most want is the simple sovereignty to determine their future.” (-Fiorella Isabel)

“This asshole’s brains are leaking out her ears and they just let her fly to Taiwan to ramp up hostilities between nuclear-armed powers. The US just spent ninety million dollars helping a dementia patient try to start World War Three.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Politicians like Nancy Pelosi don’t care because no one in her family will be risking their lives in the war.” (-Jay Davis)

The Anti-China Brainwashing Is Working: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix (

Most of the “Fact-Checking” Organizations Facebook Uses in Ukraine Are Directly Funded by Washington (

Revealed: Documents Show Bill Gates Has Given $319 Million to Media Outlets (

FBI Attack on the Uhuru Movement is a Warning | Black Agenda Report

The End of US Hegemony and The Rise Of BRICS, with Ben Norton (

“Our intelligence community is the best.” (-Mayo Pete Buttigieg)

“At overthrowing sovereign countries, bombing innocent people, supporting fascists, murdering & incarcerating activists & journalists, resource exploitation, and meddling in elections yes the absolute crown jewel.” (-Fiorella Isabel responding to Schwab school tool-time deep state suckup Mayo Pete)

“Reminder that, in his living room, Pete Buttigieg has a huge map of the trillions of dollars worth of natural resources and minerals in Afghanistan, a country he helped militarily occupy. Remember when garbage propaganda websites like Daily Beast viciously smeared anyone who suggested that Pete Buttigieg (a former Naval intelligence officer who worked alongside the CIA in Afghanistan and worked for CIA contractor McKinsey) was a US intelligence community asset?” (-Benjamin Norton)


When whistleblowers go to prison, we’re on the road to tyranny |

FBI Raids St. Louis Black Liberation Group Alleging Russian Ties | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis | St. Louis Riverfront Times

The Movement Sorely Misses Glen Ford | Black Agenda Report

Stanczyk or the Sad Clown Paradox – YouTube

‘She’s a Human Being Who Was Killed in Cold Blood’: Shireen Abu Akleh’s Family Demands U.S. Action – POLITICO

Ben & Jerry’s Path to Boycotting Israeli Settlements (

Critics Call Pelosi’s Confirmed Trip to Taiwan a ‘Dangerous War Provocation’ (

Russia Says Cooperation on HIMARS Strikes Means US Is ‘Directly Involved’ in Ukraine War – News From

10 Promising Signs That The Insidious Mind Control Matrix The Elite Have Created Is Starting To Crumble – Activist Post

“Julian #Assange today should be a free man. He is a publisher. His organisation


 obtains & publishes, freely, information it obtains: the literal definition of journalism. It happens every day in newsrooms…” Senator Jordan Steele-John

“Buttigieg is out here professing his love for the CIA. Kamala is talking in circles. Pelosi is getting rich off insider trading. Biden is pushing us into recession & war. And Bernie is telling us we have to keep voting for this corrupt party. NO THANK YOU! #ThirdPartyOrBust” (-Ryan Knight)

“Overdraft fees were created in 1990. Credit scores were created in 1989. We can live without them.” (-Nina Turner)

EMPIRE UPDATE: Live with Brian Berletic on Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Ukraine – TheAltWorld


You might know that in addition to the explosively great new Godfathers full length record album, “Alpha Beta Gamma Delta” on Cargo records, they have also released an EP with some special bonus tracks for hardcore fans like us! 

Featuring 2 tracks from the ‘Alpha Beta Gamma Delta’ album (‘Midnight Rider’ & ‘OCD’) & 2 tracks (‘When The Cowards Fall’ & ‘Fade Away’) NOT available on the album .& exclusive to the EP!!

‘Midnight Rider’ EP out 26th August!!

‘Alpha Beta Gamma Delta’ out 16th September!!

The Godfathers Official Website


The FBI’s War on Black America – Zinn Education Project (

The FBI has a history of targeting black activists. That’s still true today | Mike German | The Guardian

‘Tools of Russia’: FBI Raid on Black Political Party Seen As Part of ‘Black Scare/Red Scare’ in United States – Toward Freedom

Extended episode: Mick Wallace and Clare Daly want to save us from NATO (

“I AGREE…. “NATO is a war machine, a military tool in furtherance of US hegemony, and a systemic threat to world peace and stability.” —Wu Qian, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense.” (-Garland Nixon)

“NATO’s brutal military alliance has become the most perfidious instrument of repression known in the history of humankind.” (~Fidel Castro)

“Things have gotten worse since Biden and the Democrats took power, yet DNC apologists are still out here trying to bully third party voters. They will never admit that they are wrong. They don’t have the courage to leave this abusive relationship so they attack the people who do.” (-Ryan Knight)

“BlackRock isn’t just hoarding housing and land so that nobody can afford to buy a house, they’re also taking control of the world’s largest media conglomerates so that the public never hears about their malicious plans.” (-Mint Press News)

 “I thought the Obama administration was the most dangerous administration since 1945 until this one. One of the reasons this one is so bad is because it is made up of inept retreads from Obama & neocons who abandoned the republican party in 2016.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“It continues to be so hilarious how angry people get that some golfers are playing in a league funded by Saudi money, when the US and the UK Governments continue to lavish the Saudi regime with arms, surveillance tech and intel that ensures they remain in power.” (-Glenn Greenwald)

“Why did Jill Stein & Susan Sarandon deport more Haitians then the last 3 Presidents combined? Why are kids still in cages. Why are they adding 100,000 police to the police in the U.S? Why didn’t they codify roe v wade when they had the chance? Oh Wait, Biden did all of that!” (-Radical Jesus)

NATO-backed network of Syria dirty war propagandists identified – The Grayzone

Polls show almost no one trusts US media, after decades of war propaganda and lies – Multipolarista


When you start talking about racism and classism in the USA, USA, those safespace entitled property owners who benefit from preserving the status quo, will start looking to find fault with your commentary, they have been trained by the establishment to try to “bust” you, TMZ style, find some flaw or weakness in your arguments, or point. What do the college people call that, again? Debate team, or some shit? Cancel culture? “See something/say something”, they teach the management class peeps all these jive silencing techniques to kinda like try to silence the people, send us to the back of the bus, try to get us to quit talking about the lies for war and buy into their bullshit identity politricks she/her “FACT CHECKER” Snopes narratives. Ha. These suckup bench warmer types want us to get back in line, like them, they gonna try n rope us back into their mainstream Netflix fake woke scripts, like they think they can make us fear we’re gonna get excluded, unpopularized, or demonetized or something. Thing is, that only works on people who were insiders, popularized, or monetized to begin with. One good thing about not being a salaried media professional is like, I don’t have to pretend to like Jack White or Kanye West or that Grimes chick or the Insane Clown Posse or Kid Rock or Lil Nas X. Not even slightly interested in cashing big checks to lie about that. I was desperate one time when no one would help me and I had nowhere to go and admittedly took some paychecks from an entertainment weekly, but for the most part, I just ignore people who try to oblige me into make believe liking shit that just aint that good, because it’s part of some kinda distant social hierarchy that has nothing to do with me. I aint in the hierarchy, so why would I care about all these folks who keep getting financed to make albums all the time, without having to even write any decent songs. I dunno, man. That middle school cafeteria shit was just never my bag, at all. What are these social climbing clowns and weasels gonna do if I refuse to make believe I like Kid Rock or some shitty mediocrity tribute act? Not bankroll my records, not let me headline Saturday Night at the homeless hating yuppie/hipster bar? Not charge me two grand a month to live in their special privilege zone? No free drink tickets to see some kid in a costume playing records some old lady just told him about at the gentrification bar on Tuesday night? I used to be jealous that Rob Sheffield makes lots of money, lives in NYC, and gets to socialize with Duran Duran, but look at what he has to do for it. Talk about Britney and all that shit all the time for twenty five years. No thanks, I got no patience for the corporation jellyroll boyband shills or mk ultra pop sluts or middle class politeness brigades or being admonished for my supposed lack of wokey wokeness by facking landlords or navel studies graduates. Sometimes, it seems they might even do it on a subconscious level, the haves on the hill will let you know they have disliked your being outspoken against the bullshit wars and social ranking system jive, they wanna draw a red circle around something you’ve said wrong, find an error, correctify you, like you need their permission or endorsements or it’s gonna affect your grade point average or something. Middle class booj people all think they’re Kall the Kops Karens special agent wokeness patrols and vigilante squads, always scrutinizing your tone, forever looking for that gotcha moment, always implying you’ve done something “incorrect”. If middle classers try n lay their Starbucks and NPR vote blue no matter who politeness, etiquette rulebook or “Her Turn” Hillarybot social climber obligation trips on you, just walk away. Trust your own gut instincts. Keep fighting. You were not born to make middle class property owners feel good about themselves or their favorite “Dynamite Magazine” pinup red carpet celebrities. The punks who came after me for not digging AOC’s empty grandstanding were like rabid dogs. God bless ’em, they’re just old and obsessed with their STUFF and outta touch.

I never considered myself any kinda like tough guy or anything, though I have had to fight, for much of my life. Price I pay for lookin’ cool. You can’t grow up in places like Ohio or Indiana without having to fight the dumb fuckin’ ruling class mama’s boy jocks and rednecks, particularly not if, uh, you know, you wear makeup and spray your hair up like Steve Stevens or Johnny Thunders. Which I’d been known to do for quite some many years. Nowadays, with all these really loathsome creepy pervs and wannabe gurus like Jared Leto and Ezra Miller wearing all the traditional affectations of Jack Fairy Velvet Goldmine glam, it makes me feel less and less inclined to wanna be associated with transhumanist cyborg and mk ultra slave promotors. The fascist billionaire techfascist warpigs man they ransack every subculture and steal all the styles  and symbols and cool ideas to advance their sick Gates Reset Agenda to younger generations via Tik Tok and super hero movies and that awful, awful fake and toxic hip-pop they do now with the heiresses and the influencers from youtube. Been more than 25 years of conditioning people to be adverse to bodily autonomy even just in the airports, independent choices, free speech, freedom of the press, facts based news reporting, the deep state fascists and spooks infiltrated and undermined all the institutions like ACLU and Amnesty, organizations that used to fight for free speech, fight for objectionable speech, and the right to say shit that cloistered safespace, gentrification special class sensitivity kids might be offended by. Most of punk rock was all about being offensive. Shock tactics, provoking outrage intentionally, from Iggy on–Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys, Butthole Surfers, Viletones. Now it’s just like a buncha Industry Brainwash producer/handler creeps, their disassociated DIZneyfied lapdancer puppets, negative programming, and some namby pampy richkid garbage muzak that says nothing, that has no message, it’s just an excuse for people with throwaway money to buy new clothes, you know? You know that old LOVE & ROCKETS lyric, “I wanna hear a song that makes me believe in something!”? I’m lookin’ for that tune with a point of view, with genuine emotions, what happened to all the real music? Amurkkan Idolized it all, they turned it into sports and pay to play Hunger Games knife fighting. Like Sylvain sang, “What’s That Got To Do With Rocknroll”? You know they’re even making sexy spy movies glorifying bio-warfare? I mean, WTF?

Tripped over a $1 copy of the Gary Numan 1979 classic Beggar’s Banquet LP, “The Pleasure Principal” at the shitty second hand store today and you know, it’s been about two months since I came across a couple Devo and Ramones LP’s. I live in a nowhere town, so any kinda weirdo music is real elusive. Same as it ever was, same as it ever was. All those records remind me of spending the night at my old buddy Jaysin’s house where he had created an elaborately glam and kooky “fabric jungle” outta animal print and xmas lites, he had a very stern anti guitar stance, back then. No guitars, fuck guitars, he hated guitars. All he liked was Gary Numan, Depeche Mode, and New Order. He had great hair, cool clothes, and chicks adored him. I slept with one of his favorite local big haired new wave chicks and he never forgave me, even though he had gone on to sleep with multiple chicks I similarly liked and demonstrated particular interest in the one he knew I had the most sentimental attachment to. All this is eighties nonsense from when we were 14. 15. 16, but since he killed himself two years ago, it stays on my front page. All those songs, all those bands, the girls and clothes and haircuts. I’m haunted when the minutes drag. Back then, I used to have pictures of Lisa Bonet and Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Charlie Sexton and Boy George all over my room. Jaysin and I would play around with crappy keyboards and drum machines for hours on end, quarreling about whether or not we should bring our common friend, Dave, into our band on guitar. I kept insisting that you know, Andy Taylor’s “Hold Back The Rain” and “Take It Easy” lick was essential to any songs I might ever compose. I’m 52 now and nothing’s changed. Last I knew of Dave playing guitar was when he joined the Dimestore Haloes during med school. I miss the kid, we were like brothers growing up. For me, he was irreplaceable. Kinda like Andy Taylor in Duran Duran. I called him up at work this morning, like I did our old writer-collaborator-Haloes bass man Jake, a couple weeks ago. They both seem happy. Both have Serious Jobs. Married men. Totally Respectable. God bless ’em! It’s so strange getting old and seeing everybody doing their own thing, I always felt like this one chick who we met in line outside an L.A. Guns and Quireboys concert changed our course, when she asked to take out picture in all our ridiculous cowboy glam threads, she was rich as hell, she came from South Africa and her dad owned a cigarette company, she kinda had a siren like effect on our guitar hero. Lured him outta the punk underground and into straight society. Whatever makes ’em happy. Me, I’m rootin’ for everybody. Not everybody stays wild n  rebellious forever. That’s okay. You gotta do your own dance, follow your own calling. Our old pal, Ron E. runs a commercial photography business. Bobby’s Dead which horrifies me again almost every morning when I wake up and have to re-remember again. No idea whatever became of Tony M. Let’s just say none of the old gang look like L.A. Guns anymore. Just me now, cheese stands alone. I still wanna rock like fuck. ECONOMIC TERRORISM—which is what gentrification really is—is happening all over the U.S. while wealthy pundits wax poetic on cable news that we’re “not in a recession.”

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I just came home from a long walk to the post office in the lonesome desert heat and find myself writing these lyrics about old former friends and flames I thought I’d mostly forgotten. I heard from a colleague, Mr. John Dissed who was censored on Twitter, Facebook Jail style for talking about a new book by much maligned author Robert F. Kennedy, called “Message To The Liberal Class” and the likelihood of some collaborations of ours potentially seeing some online censorship, but I just told I’m, “whenever we get a chance to broadcast our tiny signals to a propagandized world that’s currently goose stepping so eagerly towards techfacsism I say we push the envelopes as far as we can. it aint much alrite I know…but maybe the next guy hears it…and he does his little bit, and on and on! Joe Strummer said strike tiny blows against the evil empire. ya know?” Imagine writing a book and the self congratulating academic world being too terrorized and propagandized to read it. I empathize-ya know? I wrote a bunch of songs and people are too afraid to record ’em. They might get in trouble, their wive’s moms might not like it, somebody on Twitter might find ’em “offensive”. What a fucking crazy Kafkaeskue nightmare shitscape we have all entered. Stay Wild! Stay Free! Good Night & Good Luck, brothers and sisters and friends of the Revolution.

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