“Hey, black people, I know a good amount of you already know this, but for those that don’t, when the white man starts “caring about you”, run, run like your hair is on fire.” (-Aldous Huxtable)
THEATRE OF HATE
One of the many cool bands my older guitar player friend introduced me to circa oh, 86 or 87 were Kirk Brandon’s Theater Of Hate. I thought they were really cool because they sounded so original to me. Same with Southern Death Cult. I think it’s peculiar you hear so little about Theater Of Hate in these recent years. They were rad. Mick Jones produced their lp and both Billy Duffy and Nigel Preston from the Cult did time in the group. I love all the UK post punk from the Skids and Big Country to the Alarm and all the early Cult projects. If you know any guitar players into that kinda thing, send ’em my way.
SOUTHERN DEATH CULT
were so fab, ya know like totally unique and I’m one of the only people in the world who likes the old Cult ouvre better than their Rick Rubin makeover as stadium metal dudes. I love their swirly psychedelic vintage sound and it’s weird being an elderly goth still looking for other people into that kinda sound to form a band with cause where I live nobody is even like hip to their “Electric” or “Sonic Temple” incarnation. Sometimes musicians ask me what kind of music I’m into and I have to say I like everything, or David Bowie and the Rolling Stones cause that’s all anybody’s heard of. Closest I can get to something they might be hip to is, “Rock The Casbah”. Someday when I’m rich n famous I’m gonna get that RARE CULT boxset.
A FRIEND OF MINE SAID FACEBBOK IS JUST FOR THE BRAINWASHED PEOPLE
And I mostly have to agree, the only disadvantage to being locked out of fascist fuckedup false as fuck Facebook sppoks for antiwar posting, is I’m unable to look in on anybody, so I dunno how Shane the frontman from Electric Angels/The Loveless is doing, last we heard, they were trying to raise funds to help the poor guy recover from multiple liver surgeries. Man they were one of my favorite eighties pop metal bands so give me an upadate if you hear anything, meanwhile, let him know his old fans are pulling for him, even if we aint got no dough to send his way. My teeth are falling out, kid’s in peer crisis, having never ending adolescent texting drama, everything in Gropey Joe’s rigged for the rich economy is quadrupled to ripoff the people, and make money for his Blackrock and Vanguard and Amazon and Wal Mart and Pfizer and Microsoft friends. Depressing.
CHRIS HEDGES ON UNIONS
Starcrazy are a young Australian hard rock band with a real bombastic power pop sensibility. They say their influences are Jane’s Addiction, Hanoi Rocks and Van Halen, but I think they souns like Redd Kross, TSAR, and Celebrity Skin. I think you’ll like ’em if you like eighties hard rock or seventies power pop.
GROWING UP IN SMALLTOWN KENTUCKY, MY GRANDMOTHER & I USED TO JAM TO ELVIS PRESLEY’S CHRISTMAS LP & I STILL DO
“There is no objective definition of “disinformation” or “misinformation” because these categories are the reflection of specific power relationships. In other words – power determines the legitimization of an interpretative framework & the content of those words.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“Friendly reminder that only dopey partisan hacks believe Biden is soft on China. This administration is *at least* as hawkish against Beijing as the Trump administration.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
“So @GarlandNixon & @jacksonhinckel both regularly debunk the Ukraine War lies told by the State Dept & Corporate media. Both recently got kicked off twitter during supposed new era of free speech by Elon Musk … who just happens to be in bed with the MIC. #FreeSpeech #AntiWar” (-Jimmy Dore)
“When politicians cry about the Constitution, what parts are they pointing to? The means by which they obtain power over the masses.
They do not care, at all, about the rights of The People — and especially not free speech. If they did, Assange & Snowden would not be prosecuted.” (-Primo Radical)
“These guys are furious at Taibbi, but none of them can actually point to anything he is doing wrong. He is revealing details about an important event using primary sources. There is no evidence he is distorting anything. He’s doing journalism and they are mad about it.” (-AG Hamilton)
“The more major stories you break of consequence, the more employees of media corporations hate you.
It’s why they want Julian Assange jailed. Part it is standard petty jealousies, but most of it is: people in power centers are their friends, and they don’t want them exposed.” (-Glenn Greenwald)
“The witch-hunt against Julian Assange and Edward Snowden is not in the public interest. 80% of 3.3 million people voted to end the injustice. A clear message to
Joe Biden. The people have spoken. They want the truth. Stop turning those who expose Government crimes into criminals.” (-Kim Dotcom)
“War Pigs & Union Busters are desperate to change the subject back to Trump. #WarPigs
Democrats: Denying you healthcare & Living Wage while funding Ukraine Nazi’s & crushing American Unions. #FraudSquad” (-Jimmy Dore)
“I wish people would stop referring to @TheDemocrats as the Left.
They’re another part of the right wing. They just use different social issues to entrap voters.” (-Johnny Akzam)
Raytheon is essentially in a position where it can sell as many weapons as it can produce. I’m sure that has nothing to do with the fact that a former Raytheon board member is the secretary of defense.” (-Dave DeCamp)
“The claim that Hunter Biden’s laptop was “Russian disinformation” was a blatant lie that resulted in blatant censorship. No one is obligated to care about that. But why — especially a journalist who covers “disinformation” — attack another journalist for exposing the truth?” (-Aaron Mate’)
“U.S. officials talk about the brave actions of Iranians that must be supported while Israel systematically slaughters Palestinians without a peep of concern & certainly no opposition from those same officials. But hey, the audience for U.S. propaganda is domestic not the world. The revelations of Twitter’s collusion with Biden campaign & some elements of intelligence agencies to suppress Hunter Biden story is tip of the iceberg of corporate-state collusion to manipulate pubic opinion. Everyday the U.S. public is subjected to a psy-op on Ukrainian war.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“How a news cycle works:
“If you boil it right down and get real about it, most of the pride in western civilization is ultimately pride in being better at killing and stealing than other people. We’re still morally at the level of invading and plundering nations while claiming it’s our right because we are stronger than them, it’s just procedurally a few more clicks removed from doing that directly. Westerners look down on the rest of the world for reasons that either directly or indirectly relate to the poverty in those nations, which is silly because that poverty comes from western theft and exploitation. It’s like mugging someone then scorning them for their empty wallet.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
“BREAKING: Israel is currently bombing the Gaza Strip — the world’s largest open air prison, where 2 million Palestinians have nowhere to go.” (-sarah)
“The international bourgeoisie, under the leadership of U.S.-based capital has declared war on collective humanity — and it does not hide its intent.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“”Sure our ruling class lied about all that other stuff, but they would definitely draw the line at lying about (current nefarious act)”. (-Brian BJ Martin)
I will never get used to living in a world where our rulers will openly imprison a journalist for telling the truth and then self-righteously pontificate about the need to stop authoritarian regimes from persecuting journalists. (-Caitlin Johnstone)
“Assange & I were charged under a law designed to prevent fair trials—a law originally aimed at suppressing an old anti-war movement. Defendants are forbidden from mounting a public interest defense, juries prohibited from hearing it.
Whatever your politics, that’s an injustice” (-Edward Snowden)
Primo Radical on Twitter: “Let me pretend I object to defense spending even though I regularly vote in favor of defense spending, even though I take money from the defense industry, and even though I joined John McCain & Nazis at a rally in 2013 to overthrow Ukraine’s democratically-elected government. https://t.co/WJYlQRfoBV” / Twitter
“Vijaya Gadde played a key role in censoring the Hunter Biden story, then was rewarded with a job in the Biden administration
This is CORRUPTION of the highest order meanwhile liberals are gaslighting their followers into thinking this is just about Hunter’s dick” (-Revolutionary Blackout Network) “
But at this point, the real story long ago ceased being about the contents of the Biden archive itself. The real story is how the CIA, corporate media and Big Tech all united to spread a CIA lie and manipulate the 2020 election by using it to censor reporting about Joe Biden. The reason these people insist Taibbi’s story is trivial is they will not and cannot recognize any scandalous or improper behavior by leading Dem politicians. Ask them to name any. Any critique of leading Dems is automatically, to them, a fraud, a “nothingburger.” They’re Dems. The most pitiful part of their attack is the utter lack of self-awareness. They claim Taibbi serves power.
The hegemonic force in DC, Hollywood, academia, the US Security State, and corporate media is DNC liberalism: *them*. Their lives are about nothing but servitude to power.” (-Glenn Greenwald)
“Instead of praise for revealing danger of neoliberal totalitarianism, liberals are outraged that twitter leaked information on how the company participated in the incredible efforts to smear journalism to protect Hunter Biden. The same press that whitewashes fascism in Ukraine.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“As part of its hybrid war on Nicaragua’s Sandinista gov’t, the US State Department renewed its travel advisory, to discourage tourism and hurt the economy
The reasons given are absurd. Nicaragua is the safest country in Central America and has free healthcare (even for tourists)” (-Ben Norton)
Dan Cohen on Twitter: “Last night, Elon Musk and Matt Taibbi revealed how the Biden campaign directed Twitter’s censorship regime, then rewarded an executive with a cushy government position. Here are this morning’s NYT and WaPo front pages. No mention of the bombshell story anywhere. https://t.co/tW8VLvnpGv” / Twitter
“Ronald Reagan has been president of the United States for more than four decades.” (-Danny Haiphong)
Matt Taibbi on Twitter: “36.Twitter files continued: “THE FIRST AMENDMENT ISN’T ABSOLUTE” Szabo’s letter contains chilling passages relaying Democratic lawmakers’ attitudes. They want “more” moderation, and as for the Bill of Rights, it’s “not absolute” https://t.co/cWdNYIprp8″ / Twitter
Mick Wallace (@wallacemick) / Twitter “About time the #EuropeanUnion stopped pretending that it cares about ‘Freedom of the Press’ and Human Rights. As long as they continue to ignore the persecution of Julian #Assange It’s clear that their interest in journalism is confined to controlling the mainstream narrative…” (-Mick Wallace)
“Following mass protests in 2020 demanding an end to police brutality and cuts to funding, the majority of police departments across the US INCREASED their budgets. Cops in Tacoma, Washington just used their car as a weapon and plowed into a crowd of protesters last night.
This murderous police tactic is becoming more and more common in the US — but it’s not Russia, China, or Venezuela, so US elites aren’t outraged. This is how the heavily militarized police in the “democratic” US regime respond to the demands of protesters.. There are countless videos of US cops shooting protesters, beating them, running into them with cars It’s not much different in France, where even biased pro-Western NGOs like Amnesty admit that banker-president Macron brutalizes anti-austerity protesters.” (-Ben Norton)
“”This Ukraine war has only given a green light to the oil, gas, coal, and nuclear power producers to say that we have to make up for the sanctioning of Russian energy— and produce more dirty energy that US companies will benefit from.” (-Medea Benjamin)
“In the U.S. we protested police brutality. Our President has responded by hiring 100,000 more police officers.” (-Anomaly)
“When conservatives finally realize that the Blue they keep backing are the goons who government uses to oppress them.” (-Primo Radical)
IT’S UP TO YOU TO RESIST THE NWO!
Ben Norton on Twitter: “Just a few days ago, the oligarch with $800 million in wealth who runs the so-called British “democracy,” Rishi Sunak, boasted of meeting with police chiefs and telling them “They have my full support in acting decisively to clamp down on illegal protests” https://t.co/EZyn1CwEcw” / Twitter
“In the US “democracy,” the oligarchic regime does the exact opposite of what the people want” (-Ben Norton)
“Anything that inconveniences your rulers is Russian.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
I WAS WATCHING OLD HOLIDAY HOME MOVIES. HEAVY. WHOA! YA KNOW?
We put up the Christmas tree tonight. The teenager stays awake for like thirty hours at a time. It’s a lot. He is in to Marty Robbins spaghetti western cowboy ballads right now about the wild Texas wind with a big iron on his hip and gun duels in the old West and that kinda thing. Makes me think of the Beasts Of Bourbon song “The Day Marty Robbins Died”! I put some ornaments in the tree outside my picture window here with the wind chimes and they delight my bruised little psyche. Gonna try n get some more solar strings of lights, I love that fairy lights in the trees at night when the sun is setting and everything is like pink for one moment. So yeah old family holiday videos brought back a lifetime of holiday memories. Ghosts of Christmas Past. My grandmother was a small lady from Maysville, Kentucky, she used to throw these excessive feasts and champagne happy loud holiday decadent capitalist spectacles and I inherited her love for fanfare and twinkling lights. My kid here is watching videos of fireworks. I’m thinking about some old friends who are pretty socially challenged, considered dysfunctional, but they did inherit a house, which is fortunate. Their heater is broken and man I know how that can be a real bitch in the wintertime, so I told ’em my trick of bundling up but also putting a tent in the bed. I got other friends who weren’t so lucky, not everybody inherits permanent free housing, man, but you do so see how the ones who do get to keep the old homestead have an entirely different worldview-they tend to be the ones who believe the tv, and think life is fair and in our wonderful democracy, everybody gets the same sporting chance and equal opportunities, so long as you work hard and are willing to kill brown kids for the empire, you can go to school and memorize the official propaganda that benefits the born even richer people, spooks, techlords and WEF billionaires who keep saying on camera their intention is to “depopulate the third world”, they say this over and over again, and the college people just edit those facts out. How did blue no matter who shitlibs become so adept at just conveniently filtering out any hard evidence that proves their preferred politicians are as corrupt a s the Republikkkans? The whole Hunter Biden coverup is crazy. Hillary and Obama toppled Libya for fun and profit and your middleclass faux-woke feminist friends with the correct pro nouns just shrug and go back to their Amazon orders and mimosa guzzling. Who put Bill Gates in charge of our atmosphere, food supply, media and medicine? I don’t like that guy, or Bezos, or Musk, or any of ’em. I don’t like emperors with dick rockets and control of all the seeds and for profit industry captured regulatory agencies, and science journals, and social media platforms. Not much I can do about those evil fuckers so I’m just gonna do my best to enjoy what little time I have left, my little life is so bonkers somedays I can’t even tell you about it. I do wanna say the NWO is not your friend, even if you think you’ll get special parking privileges for reciting their media slogans. Chris Hedges says the reason middle class people don’t get organized against the sociopathic rulers, or believe in direct action protests is they can’t even bring themselves to admit how patholgical and evil and insane the tyrants at the top of the pyramid controlling all the information and engaing in all these wars and destruction of the food supply and shit, it’s just too painful for them to even confront the notion that these fuckers aren’t really their special science savior astronaut friends coming to help ’em. Some of us on the left never changed our values or principles to fit in with the Mad Herd Black Friday shopper motherfuckers, or cause tv told us if Obama does it, it’s suave and dashing and magically delicious and proves all your yuppie landlord friends aren’t at all racist, because they make excuses for Obama and Will Smith and Kamala and AOC and tweet about Michelle Obama all day and keepin’ it classy, you know-he was always friends with Beyonce dashing while destroying due process, bragging about drones double tapping weddings and rescuers and having a Tuesday afternoon executive kill list-classy, huh? Classy Obama indefinitely detaining people with no charges or trial and helping expand and accelerate Evil Dick Cheney’s worldwide torture gulag networks. Classy as fuck. Rich waging savage, open class war on poor people, and gatekeeper office class just mesmerized by their plantation owning celebrities. So yeah I distance myself from the wealth worshipping tv watchers who just wanna tell me about what Trump or Musk said today, before they get back to oprdering more Amazon shit on their I-Phone and helping bust all those unions. Remember when they trotted Obama out to convince pro athletes not to strike over all the racist cop murders of young black men? Classy, huh? Or when he helped cover up poisoning of Flint water by Michigan government officials or BP ecocide in the Gulf, or saying he’s gonna let it play out while watching mercenary armies beating and firehosing and rubber bulleting elderly and female Water Protectors at pipleine protests. Classy. Overthrowing Libya and having their leader bayonette sodomized and Clinton still cackling fiendishly about it? Classy. These are the motherfuckers my ex middle class friends call heroines and role models. Not me, Jack.
All these wars are based on lies-the military machine does not go anywhere to help liberate people, there’s not even a real democracy functiong here-why do you think they spent years now investing in that no one except Hillary can ever question election results bullshit? Cause the fix is in, has been, at least since Bush/Cheney, probably since the Kennedy hit. My middle class ex friends all just worship politicians and billionaires on tv, they think the women on “The View” are like authorities, that’s where they get their news from. Not my bag, man. I am kinda getting the little house ready for the holiday, even if it aint nothin’ like it used to be and we’re dead broke and summa the family are faraway and gone. We’re still gonna put some tinsel on the tree, ya get me? Egg nog, mistletoe, candles in the windows, reindeers on the roof, ya know we need a little Christmas. I used to go to Midnight Mass with my grandmother and when you left the church, they gave you a candle to take out into the world. I try to keep that tradition going with community organizing, service, new wave songs and glamarchist communiques from the underground. My black flag version of a candle in the window. Keep the bonfires burning at the hobo jungle, ya know, bring a smile and a song for the banjo. I hear they might have Pabst tonight. Joe Strummer says, “love buys a 6 pack and gives it to the bums.” The UK still has “VIVE LE ROCK” magazine and the Rebeliion festival. Murkkka only has born rich divas and fake as fuck gimmick bands. Kareoke night shite. I keep scavagening through the podcasts undergound and lookin’ for obscure bands in the wastelands. If you wanna learn about the deeply rooted, built in, systemic and structural corruption that can not be reformed and how we’ve all been lied to all our lives, yes, even you posh people at the haughty private schools, read Aaron Good’s book, “AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM” featuring some cool cover art by the heavily censored legit journalist, ABBY MARTIN.
AFRICAN & BLACK HISTORY on Twitter: “On this day in 1969, activist and chairman of the Black Panther Party Fred Hampton, was assassinated by Chicago police and the FBI at just 21 years old. William O’Neal, an FBI informant, infiltrated the Black Panthers and set up Fred Hampton for $300. A THREAD https://t.co/1aT0fjXjHv” / Twitter
“The US government accusing another country of “limited healthcare availability” is insanely hypocritical, considering how many people die because they can’t afford going to the ER, and how medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy
Meanwhile in Nicaragua, healthcare is free” (-Ben Norton)
“Democrats: Russia Russia Russia!
Republicans: China China China! Reality: US corporations and the government are screwing working people everywhere.” (-Danny Haiphong)
“Sorry that’s an unfair comparison. Al Qaeda does far less damage than western news media.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
“Instead of praise for revealing danger of neoliberal totalitarianism, liberals are outraged that twitter leaked information on how the company participated in the incredible efforts to smear journalism to protect Hunter Biden. The same press that whitewashes fascism in Ukraine. The release of the twitter files that reveal what everyone already knew & that was that neoliberal capitalists that control the U.S. state colluded with twitter & other media elements to suppress, through censorship & criminalization, the Hunter Biden story.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
BREAKING: Elon Musk Releases TWITTER FILES Exposing Hunter Biden Censorship | JIMMY DORE JOINS RBN to discuss Twitter being EXPOSED as Democratic Party Tool | NICK, JIMMY, and CJ at 3PM ET (substack.com)
Caitlin Johnstone on Twitter: “It was clear Ukraine was going to be the phoniest, most PR-intensive proxy war of all time when the entire mainstream press started baselessly ascribing a Hollywood action hero-sounding quote to Zelensky that he never actually said. https://t.co/r6Ubq38SEf” / Twitter
“By popular demand, I have re-activated my Rokfin channel.
If you haven’t joined yet, Rokfin is a great alternative media platform where you can get news & views that aren’t allowed on legacy social media. On the Twitter leaks, Democrat sycophants are taking the position that the DNC is a private corporation and can collude with a private social media network to deceive the public, even during an election. Their defense at this point is literally just, “That’s capitalism, baby!” The same people who lied about Hunter Biden’s laptop are the same people who lied about the jab preventing transmission, RussiaGate, Assad gassing his own people, and Saddam having weapons of mass destruction. And they’re the same people saying arming Ukraine won’t cause WW III.” (-Primo Radical)
These media creeps have nothing of substance to say about the reported material — only smug meta-grievances about Taibbi himself. But you can understand why they’d want to change the subject” (-Michael Tracey)
PUSH BACK, BROADCAST, ORGANIZE, AMPLIFY DISSIDENT VOICES, BE THE MEDIA!
“The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses” – Malcolm X
““Goebbels was in favor of free speech for views he liked. So was Stalin. If you’re really in favor of free speech, then you’re in favor of freedom of speech for precisely the views you despise. Otherwise, you’re not in favor of free speech.” (- Noam Chomsky)
“Biden & democrats consistently lie to the public because they have contempt for the people thinking they are dumb. Biden forced a contract on the workers. They have no option but to strike. I hope this could trigger a general strike.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“One of the most under-discussed topics in the world right now is how governments are incrementally normalizing the use of police robots that can kill you and acting like it’s no big deal.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
Primo Radical on Twitter: “The first three episodes of my show UNCENSORED from earlier this year are now up on Rumble. Check out these interviews with Ray McGovern, Jimmy Dore and Kit Klarenberg that are not allowed on YouTube! https://t.co/oNTB9olAwf” / Twitter
Take to the streets Sat. Jan. 14 in NYC: Peace in Ukraine — Yes! NATO expansion — NO!
On November 19, the ANSWER Coalition and The People’s Forum hosted a major standing room-only event in New York City focused on the Ukraine conflict under the theme “The Path to Peace in Ukraine”. More than 20,000 people watched the event online. Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad and Jill Stein were among the speakers who called for an end to NATO expansion and insisted that the U.S. government reverse its policy of escalation and ever-increasing militarism and war spending.
Now we want to invite you to another major action for peace and justice.
On Saturday, January 14, in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, we are building another major event in New York City that will begin with a noontime rally at Times Square followed by a march and an indoor rally/teach-in.
People from all over the region will be converging on Times Square in midtown Manhattan to honor the true anti-war legacy of Dr. King. In the last year of his life, before an assassin’s bullet took him, Dr. King was organizing all around the country against what he described as the “Three Evils” of our society: militarism, racism and poverty. Honoring Dr. King in a meaningful way means to build an ever stronger movement for peace and against social and economic injustice. This must include using society’s vast resources to fund healthcare, housing, education and to save the environment – rather than the bloated war machine.
We invite you to join us in person on Saturday, January 14. Let’s work and build together for a peaceful tomorrow in Ukraine – and everywhere!”
Elon Musk: Worse Than Hitler | ZeroHedge hee hee hoo hoo yeah ya know I don’t like Musk AT ALL but we need more free speech, not l