Gutter Gospel: David Jo, Rev. Paul, Jimmy Dore, Cuddly Toys, Trash Gallery, Rogue Journalist, Housing First, What’s Left Of The Left In Tatters, Andy McCoy, Beasts Of Bourbon, Finding Feelgood, Dogs, Kusworth, Waterboys, Hollywood Brats! (-by General Labor rhinestone cowboy, antisocial glamarchist, burntout recluse, outlaw singer, dirtbag leftist, lifelong dishwasher, record store dude, and desert trail bonfire storytellin’ man “cancelled since ’83”)

A SORROWFUL JOY I’VE KNOWN SINCE I WAS A BOY

REV. PAUL S. CUNNINGHAM

My friend The Rev. has a new EP coming out, I’ve loved all three songs I’ve heard off it, he has steadily become one of my favorite contemporary singer/songwriters. He is smart and gutsy and when he sings about the grit and the pain and the wind and the rain, let me tell ya, you can hear how he’s lived all those blusey lyrics first hand, he might look like a blonde haired Captain Jack Sparrow, but he is no Dizney pirate, he is a true pirate, an outlaw brother of the darkness, related not just to biker rock Bastards like me, Nasty Bastard, and Circus Of Power, but also to very sophisticated songwriting poet motherfuckers like Kris Kristofferson and Tom Waits. If you loved Guns N Roses but thought they just lost the plot, at Farm Aid, and think they’ve been absurd ever since, this hard skool throwback might be your guy. If you liked Junkyard, or Rock City Angels, that sweet spot where blooze metal meets outlaw country and sleaze punk in the moonlit empty bottles blackout A:M, you will likely also become a fan of Rev. Paul’s. He’s one of us independent D.I.Y. motherfuckers. Tell your friends about him. He is so good. He has excess heart and lyrics on fire with the truth.

Song # 3 off my upcoming EP !!☠ From here to Durango ! It’s for Bobby !🖤 | By Rev. Paul S. Cunningham | Facebook

I LOVE THIS COMEDIAN! A STANDUP COMIC’S JOB IS TO PUNCH UP AND TO ALWAYS CHALLENGE THE NARRATIVE OF KNOWN LIARS. THESE SHITLIBS ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHO ARE OFFENDED BY THE TRUTH SHOULD GO FUCK THEMSELVES. FOR SCIENCE AND DIVERSITY AND EATING BUGS CAUSE GLOBAL WARMING. FOR SAFESPACE CORRECTNESS.

War Propaganda About Ukraine Starting to Wear Thin – CovertAction Magazine

“Cenk just called the Grayzone and everyone pushing back on NATO proxy war in Ukraine “Putin puppets” This dude is such an imperialist shitlib it’s unreal.” (-Revolutionary Blackout Media)

 BOLAN & BOWIE’S GLAM MASTERPIECE MADMAN 

If you been feeling somewhat crazy, confused, frayed or even outright unhinged about half the time, ya know that is perfectly natural in fictitious times such as these, when the regulatory agencies have all been captured and controlled by one or two people, and every once trusted media source, bought off platform, or ancient authority figure is gaslighting the fuck out of us with their bad cop/good cop fixed and unchanging duopoly bullshit, doing their best to escalate from tiredass guns and abortion culture wars wedge issues into fullout “order from chaos” manufactured civil wars or martial law. Everytime I read their bullshit mockingbird consolidated press, I know I feel crazy. Like Black In The Empire said on Twitter recently, that Cenk guy who used to be progressive took 20 million from a Clinton megadonor and now all he does is attack real anti war leftists and help the DNC whitewash McCain and Bush/Cheney crimes, while single-mindedly vilifying Trump like he’s some rare and unprecedented anomaly rather than a run of the mill, typical oaf, fat country club member of the Murkkkan ruling class. “Cenk pretends to fight the people who gave him the twenty million dollars”. Yep, their bogus narrative is always such a ridiculous sham, like when CNN insists there’s no inflation, no recession and everybody just LOVES Biden and Kamala. It’s never any legit reflection of what’s goin’ on out here in the fields. They talkin’ bout building bigger mega yachts and mega mansions and rockets to Mars, while we struggling to pay for groceries or the fuckedup electric bills or jackedup rents while Tv swears there’s no recession, our only problem is that mean ole bad wolf TRUMP. He’s not woke, and is a manspreader sexist Russian spy!!! They keep pushing the Bill Gates clone meat, and as a person who has not ate animal meat in about twenty or maybe twenty one years, since my longlost daughter befriended a pig at a petting zoo in the Midwest, whatever the Davos fuckers suggest we poors do, from giving up our property, to getting many more mandatory “safe and effective” monkeypox warped-speed shots for the public good, to giving up all privacy, or ownership, or cash, or “Our Bodies, Ourselves” medical autonomy, I sense that they, THEMselves, the fascist fucks who own the politicians, and plan your future in secret, are doing quite the opposite. Kim Kardashian would not even take a real bite from her synthetic Bill Gates burger, her sister and his pop/punk illuminati sacrifice boyfriend that goony drummer are all batshit crazy if you ask me, but we’ve established I think most everybody’s crazy, suffering from collective delusions, fanatical nationalist ginned up “pride”, and Stockholm Syndrome, psychotic greed: it’s the only thing that’s trickled down from those sick fucks at the top. I don’t trust any billionaires. Billionaires are not good people. I have to wonder about millionaires, too, quite honestly. 

JEFF DRAKE BOOK COMING SOON! 

My teenage band used to do “She’s So Filthy” and one of my old roommates recorded that version on the 45 of “Pillbox”. Love The Joneses, and also, The Humpers and The Vice Principals. Co Starring Long Beach Salon Pop SUPER HERO, my man, Billy Burke. Can’t wait to read Drake’s autobiography. He’s the guy half o’ Hollywood modeled themselves after-all those Izzy Stradlin types. The West Coast Thunders. Marvelous!

Jeff Drake – interview exclusive – RPM Online

MY MAINMAN BROTHER NEEN FROM GUITAR GEISHA GOT ME INTO THIS BAND. SO GOOD! Have a listen!

Going Out West – YouTube

TRASH GALLERY AND THE UNTEENS NEEN

Aw, man, you ever hear these guys? Maverick lone wolf/lone star rocknroll renegade, Neen Youkhana is an underrated punknroll superstar! Unless you live in Canada, chances are you may not have heard of them, because he really has always ran an authentic indie operation. In my eyes, he’s a Real Rocknroll underground cult hero! Righteous cat, too. Check ’em out and remember what real hard drivin’ rocknroll sounds like. Nothin’ but FUCK YEAH! In addition to being a first class crooner and guitar player, whenever I hear his music, it always reminds me of being on the highway. It is late night travel music, it has a great sense of movement in all of it, mobility, the road and the night sky. He’s kinda like Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy rolled into one. ‘Little Vintage Aerosmith in there also, Theater Of Hate, and Four Horsemen, and for me, even a little Jim Morrison in some of his growls.

WHAT? YOU CALL THAT AN INSURRECTION????! WHILE BIG 5 PAIDOFF WHORE PIGMEDIA MOAN ON AND ON AND ON ABOUT OAF TRUMP AND MAGA PROTEST QSHAMAN…REAL JOURNALISTS ARE KIDNAPPED AND TORTURED BY THE EMPIRE!

   People like me, who’ve seen too much real life violence, and carry the lifelong lasting effects of fuckedup trauma don’t really care to watch any of that splatter film casual violence occult shit that’s all over Netflix and Hulu now, on days when it’s way too hot to be outdoors for long, I have succumbed to indulging in one of those really, really dumb models dating on the bikini beach shows. I’m not proud of it. I’m kicked offa social media by deep state censorbots for anti war posts and think it’s been detrimental to most people’s mental health anyways. I never believe any of the media headlines owned by Bezos or Gates, Vanguard or Blackrock. It’s all pro war, pro “Gates Reset” all the time now, just flat-out horseshit. He’s buying up all the farmlands and sniveling suckers think it’s cause he loves the cuddly animals and wants us poors to be “healthy”. I don’t personally wanna hear anymore bullshit from the Cheney/Bush bunch, or the sold-out shitlib, pro war DNC about Capital Hill protests of Trump supporters. I want them to fix the water supply and house all the people. I want them to negotiate an end to wars based on lies, proxy armies, coups and Nato expansionism. I want them to demilitarize the police and defund the alphabet gangs. Trump is a threat for sure in that he wants to continue these insane Biden wars, escalate conflict with China which started under Obama cause his Goldman Sachs bosses owe the Chinese money they don’t wanna pay. Trump wants to put homeless people in tent cities and dissolve the department of education and replace it all with Betsy Des Vos white power charter “Christian” schools-they hate poor people so much, the opposite of what Christianity is supposed to be. Sadly, the Dems are almost exactly the same but with some gratuitous tokenism and two oopsy daisy rotating villains-and a ridiculous emphasis on theatrical support for traditionally oppressed cultures but they still keep all the same systems in place-the drug war, the forever wars, children in cages at border gulags, Gitmo, the surveillance panopticon. The low wages. The poisoned water in Flint, the jackedup rents. The Slippery Slope. Both parties are in cahoots, just do the bidding of billionaires. I want them to fulfill the Bernie Sanders mandate that was used to sheepdog stadiums full of people back into the might as well be Republikkkans DNC. Universal housing, real healthcare not just crazy fuckedup snatch n grab big pharma racketeering,  free higher education for all, like they have in sanctioned socialist democracies like Venezuela and Cuba and had in Libya before Hillary killed Gaddafi with her neo-con mercenaries. After they do that, maybe we can talk about AOC’s feelings some more. Anybody else noticing all the coordinated messaging, high level celebs like Angelina Jolie and Nichole Kidman and the Kardashians pushing the Klaus Schwab and Bill Gates “Let them Eat Bugs” bullshit in like, “Vanity Fair”? Thing about the nutty so called great reset and Bill Gates frankenfood bugs and fake lab meat and secreted geoengineering and spraying of barium to blockout the sun shit is these exact same rich elites who openly say they want to depopulate, the psychotic evil sociopaths, who profit from disastrous wars that cause the overwhelming majority of harm to the ecosystems though Greta Thunberg never mentions that, and who fly around damaging the atmosphere in their private planes are gonna say we have to give up all our rights for nature and puppydogs and keep planting stories and assigning celebrities in the controlled press, to advance their globalist bullshit NWO tyranny agendas. Their insanely evil cult leader says you will eat the bugs and own nothing and be happy. 

But you really worried about Qshaman protesting some more? Furry hats and facepaint, oh my! They mighta took down the Georgia Guidestones, but that techslavery advocate Harari dude who is Kooky Klaus and depopulation agenda Bill’s closest Isareali advisor gets giddy talking about depopulating. Meanwhile they silence the truth tellers in cruel Dick Cheney torture  gulags. Shitlibs fret about AOC’s feelings some more. Rightwing pigmedia propagandists keep calling Schwab and Davos “progressives” and “socialists”. They are fascists and tyrants, actually. I see why the Qanaons are so confused, all the rightwing media calls Biden and Obama socialists and progressives which is some kinda horrible joke, until Capital Hill protest, those gullible patsies on the right-they’d never really received the Cointelpro treatment like this, but the billionaire Reset whackjobs don’t care how you self identify. They gonna try ‘n’ control everybody. From The Thank Obamas and the Thank a Kkkops. The NWO is not your friend.

WikiLeaks on Twitter: “Brief recap of the Julian Assange case and recent decision to allow his extradition for publishing | #FreeAssangeNOW https://t.co/XYAht4zDYP” / Twitter

WikiLeaks on Twitter: “The CIA plan to kill or kidnap @WikiLeaks Publisher and Journalist Julian Assange in London | @CBSNews #FreeAssangeNOW https://t.co/FbbkiJ1WfW” / Twitter

‘The American friends’: New court files expose Sheldon Adelson’s security team in US spy operation against Julian Assange – The Grayzone

@TwitterSupport has placed a deceptive warning label on the link to our republication of a factual report on the tied or Rolling Stone’s editor in chief to the military-intelligence apparatus (-Max Blumenthal)

https://twitter.com/safety/unsafe_link_warning?unsafe_link=https://thegrayzone.com/2022/08/09/establishment-daily-beast-rolling-stone-intelligence-ties/

CIA, Pompeo Sued For Alleged Spying On Assange Visitors (thedissenter.org)

The establishment are mad about Murkkkans protesting and not trusting election results from known liars like the Cheneys but they are still happy as pie to take big checks from Hillary’s friends the pharoahs who have people dismembered for fun. Saudi Arabia’s Enablers Condemned as Woman Sentenced to 34 Years for Tweets (commondreams.org)

even the Thank A KKKOP Love A Uniform Patriotic Flag Waving Right is getting the cointelpro infiltration and incitement agent provocateur business nowadays. Unprecedented.

Various Alleged Instigators of Capitol Riot Finally Indicted For Sedition but Questions Remain About Government Infiltration and Incitement – CovertAction Magazine

Nineteen Years Ago Today the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq in One of the Worst Crimes of the Modern Era – CovertAction Magazine

But Shitlibs love Bush/Cheney!!!!??? And John McCain. And his moderate rebels with the Toyota motorcades, all the masked men in Syria. Proxy wars still suck. They lied about white helmets, they lied about WMD’s, they lied about everything. But here’s a gay talkshow celebrity to tell you that Mike Pompeo, Dick Cheney, W Bush, Obama and Zelensky are “NICE”.

IF YOU’VE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY REINDOCTRIANTED TO HATE AND FEAR FREE SPEECH WHISTLEBLOWER JOURNALISTS AND WORSHIP AND TRUST WEF PUPPETS AND DAVOS BILLIONAIRES YOU MIGHT ALREADY BE A FASCIST PIG.

“Democrats are mad at Bernie because he is telling the truth about their bill that will not reduce inflation, but will expand fossil fuels and we are mad at Bernie for continuing to caucus with and enable a corrupt corporate party that hates him and every social policy he ran on.” (-Ryan Knight)

“Pretending the US government has been taken by Marxists lets the “populist right” feel like shrieking about communism is fighting the power when really they’re just facilitating longstanding neocon agendas against China and longstanding CIA/FBI agendas against western socialists.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

Responses Among The Left To FBI Raid Against Trump (thedissenter.org)

Ron Paul Told The Truth About The FBI 40 YEARS AGO! – YouTube

Nina Turner’s Phony “Racism” Charge Called Out By “Revolutionary Blackout Network” – YouTube

Chris Hedges on Twitter: “The Chris Hedges Report Podcast: John Kiriakou, who was the CIA’s Chief of Counterterrorism Operations in Pakistan, and Chris Hedges discuss why the CIA needs to be abolished. on The Chris Hedges Report https://t.co/nSWpAiE9Fx” / Twitter

How Russia thwarted US imperial plans in Ukraine and beyond – Multipolarista

“We don’t care about employment, we don’t care about the law…” (-Paul K. And The Weathermen)

 ANDY McCOY FOREVER

Mondays suck in the dead end desert ghost towns cause everything is still closed, it’s like a Double Sunday. I end up roaming restlessly on the deer trails by the river and foothills of the big mountain, trying to avoid rattle snakes and meth heads and bullshit propaganda on all the hypnoscreens. All my thoughts always seem to stray back to rocknroll. Andy McCoy‘s the original architect/songwriter/genius of Hanoi Rocks, and he’s got a new record out. “JUKEBOX JUNKIE”. Ya know Mike’s current touring gang is a slick, professional, well oiled machine, but Andy is still an elegantly wasted fulltime gypsy songwriting, big hat, larger than life, swashbucklingly debaucherous, one-off pirate outlaw, artist bohemian, visionary. A dear, sweet, most honorable, and faithful friend of mine memorably called him a burning wreckage and I smiled at the apt description cause I get what he means. Poor ole Andy slurs his words and stumbles around in a perpetually intoxicated honky tonk haze, his halo is always a bit crooked. Reminds me of somebody somehow, almost….familiar. By that I mean myself. Ha ha. I know he is frequently slagged by people online, in the ever annoying youtube comments, for his defiantly stubborn rocknroll lifestyle, cause people like the Crue ponce around gloating about how they got away with so much gross and mean spirited, unkind, unremorsefully insensitive, ballsout predator bullshit, because they make a lot of money, and tediously lecturing people about the 12 steps to sobriety which is not that impressive coming guys who flagrantly call their boxset “Music To Crash Your Car To” parts one and two and continue to get busted drunk driving, and getting more plastic surgeries, and doing big capitalist stadium tours, and tacky automythologizing made for tv movies ,and cashing unremorsefully in on their destructive car crashings, and hooker punchings, and ticket sales, and surgically enhanced Baywatch beauties from long ago, but they honestly peaked with “Too Fast For Love”. The online Crueheads are just ignorant metal goons and fame hags and wealth worshippers. Andy is a staggering, swaggering, prolific composer, painter, and libertine outsider remnant of another time, a one man Red Light District, an abandoned amusement park on legs, a throwback to Exile On Main Street in winklepickers, who still writes great songs sometimes, and no one really holds a candle to him as a performer or all around romantic rocknroll genius, in my book, at least. He might not make as much money as the Crue or Keith or Joe Perry or whoever, but I don’t care about money or power, and his electrifying contributions to our punkroll glammy subculture are timelessly immortalized and irrefutable. As I told my friend, “Tooting Bec Wreck to Eternity”! Those rich guys might have made more moolah, but Andy McCoy has made better art. I mean, sometimes, “Into The Valley Of The Dolls” is my favorite album, or “Love” by The Cult, but most frequently, in my lifetime, it’s been predominantly “Back To Mystery City” that has inspired me and my ouvre of under recorded songs, and entire way of life the most. “Everywhere you goin’ baybeh, you know I will follow…” That “WASTED YEARS” video is still the best concert I’ve probably ever seen.

(RIP) TIMO

“This time the collapse will be global. It will not be possible, as in ancient societies, to migrate to new ecosystems rich in natural resources. The steady rise in heat will devastate crop yields and make much of the planet uninhabitable. Climate scientists warn that once temperatures rise by 4℃, the earth, at best, will be able to sustain a billion people.

The more insurmountable the crisis becomes, the more we, like our prehistoric ancestors, will retreat into self-defeating responses, violence, magical thinking and denial

The historian Arnold Toynbee, who singled out unchecked militarism as the fatal blow to past empires, argued that civilizations are not murdered, but commit suicide. They fail to adapt to a crisis, ensuring their own obliteration. Our civilization’s collapse will be unique in size, magnified by the destructive force of our fossil fuel-driven industrial society. But it will replicate the familiar patterns of collapse that toppled civilizations of the past. The difference will be in scale, and  this time there will be no exit.” (-Chris Hedges)

‘They want your land, they want your gold and they want your kids. These are the real assets they are after.’ (- Catherine Austin Fitts)

As Democrats continue to gaslight the public about their ‘big win’ here is what Brett Hartl, the director of the Center for Biological Diversity, is saying: “This is a climate suicide pact. It’s self-defeating to handcuff renewable energy to massive new oil and gas extraction.” (-Ryan Knight)

“This new bill is genocide, there is no other way to put it. This is a life or death situation & the longer we act as though the world isn’t on fire around us, the worse our burns will be.” – Siqiniq Maupin, Sovereign Iñupiat for a Living Arctic. (Guardian 8/9/22)

“Never forget that right after Hurricane Katrina, Cuba offered to send the US aid in the form of 1,586 doctors and 37 tons of medical supplies. “Others have sent money. We are offering to save lives,” Castro said. The offer was rejected by the Bush administration.” (-Radio Free Amanda)

“When you are an internal colony denied self-determination, the colonial master can determine your fate. I was organizing in the gulf when this happened & it was a brutal reminder of our status as captives.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

WHAT’S LEFT

    What passes for the Left in this country is a bunch of rank and file suckers and cowardly followers pledging unconditional allegiance to rightwing corporate, pro war, Wall Street motherfuckers like Obama’s Eric Holder and Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and AOC. Dumbfuck celebrity shmucks still drunk on Trump Derangement Syndrome, who have mad, media fed, partisan blind love for Hunter, Zelensky and Gropey Joe cause they have no real principles aside from feelgoodist Thank Obama partisan bullshit and idenity politricks partisan hate. They all work for bankers and inside trade and strictly obey big pharma and military weapons manufacturers and proxy army contractors. AOC and her bosom buddy Lyn Cheney, can both empty justice-tweet all day long that “Trump” is bad, but that only serves to distract from all the unforgivably stupid and appallingly evil shit the Gropey Joe admin is up to. I never liked one thing about Golden Toilet Donald Trump, but pigmedia still focusing exclusively on him all day everyday, as all purpose boogeyman scapegoat blamehound has gotten mighty old. Nobody gets up that early. Shitlibs refuse to stand for any leftist principle beyond performative red carpet bullshit-tax the rich dresses at the creepy Meta Gala with the Eyes Wide Shut crowd, or watching RuPaul. Ho hum, big deal-when you gonna do something to stop the wars or house the people? Never, ’cause the government, like the media, is owned and operated for and by the private plane Bloomberg/Pelosi super rich, and the ruling class megabillionaire donors love war and fascism, they got so much wealth and power they can force all kinds of undemocratic, inhumane, nefarious bullshit on us peasants  just for their own sadistic glee, and we, the people will obediently snipe back n forth about some nickel and dime culture wars bullshit, rather than ever correctly identify and seek to overthrow our common oppressors-the Davos billionaires with the evil sci-fi agendas and social currency ratings, cashless society bullshit, and dick rockets. Klaus Schwab brags about how his tech-fascist minions have infiltrated every government on earth. I heard his talk with the Pfizer CEO and they got diabolical shit in store for you, but pigmedia keeps everybody hypnotically focused on Orange Man Bad and forgetting all about and whitewashing the warcrimes of the Bush/Cheneys and Obama and Pelosis. Hillary overthrew Libya, had their leader brutally killed by proxies and went on tv and laughed about it. The Cheneys brought you Gitmo and waterboarding and indefinite detention of righteous whistle blower journalists like Julian Assange and Daniel Hale. Podesta said they need to “make an example of” leakers. Somebody killed Seth Rich. They killed Michael Hastings in a fiery ball of fire. They paid off TYT to become warpig script reciters though they used to do news from a left perspective-but no longer. 

    Dems never stop complaining about Trump bragging to Billy Bush, “if you’re famous they’ll even let you grab their expletive deleted”, but somehow manage to ignore all the Clinton/Biden accusers. Hillary and Warren keep hammering on about Sanders being sexist while Gropey Joe never stops awkwardly touching women and children and sniffing their hair and shaking hands with people who aren’t there, all on camera, and gives his son a super decadent lux lifestyle, with his white nationalist cronies in the Ukraine, full of backroom bargaining, hookers, crack, and oil company vice presidencies, and all the shitlibs see the Azov insignias and just shrug and look the other way. It’s really beyond scandalous, that this congress will give another 8 billion in weapons, every three or four days to slow bleed Russia over there in their sacrifice zone with the coup government Obama installed, but we got millions of people homeless in the streets and the justice-tweeters  would rather fund wars and police state militarization than house the people. Let alone provide a clean water supply to Flint, or universal healthcare or education. Legacy TV is still All Trump All The Time. Hard to find anything on Netflix or Hulu except creepy occult programming horror bullshit, and the ongoing glorification of idle heiress, model jet set, mk ultra beta kitten, influencer brandings. They brand them like cows.

You can’t really describe someone as a sellout, if they never had any principles to begin with. I had an ex girlfriend tell me she didn’t live by her principles. Huh? What? That I had more integrity than anyone she ever met and we were not compatible. What? Huh? Yeah looking back, summa the people I was most devastatingly disappointed by, never promised to be beside me throwing Molotov’s at the barricades, anyways, ya know-they were always sucking up to rich people, consolidating their own private landowner passive income streams, groveling stand for nothing mediocrities who only ever cared about their own comforts, luxury lifestyles and fitting in with the upper class. AOC, like Obama, is just a marketing campaign, an empty rebrand, a hoax in a pants suit. Same as all those people I can still get sucked in to feeling bad about, who were just never who I imagined they should be, to begin with. They’d rather sit at the bar with the posers and liars than do anything that might seem controversial or risk  losing some kinda brownie points, extra credit, apple polisher asskiss GPA scores with their booj inlaws by ever straying faintly off script. All that, while wearing a leather jacket with the Clash logo painted on the back. Everybody seems so zombified. They’re all on the Government Pills, social media crack, and propaganda tv, waiting for UPS to deliver their Amazon boxes for Science and Pinkhats White Women Educated Diversity and War On Russia and China because it was “Her Turn”. Orange Man Bad, you know?! So boring and trite and insultingly transparent, all these so called official narrative reciters are like teleprompter readers. AI obedient praising lady fascists and the FBI.

6 Things Wrong With the Inflation Reduction Act • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

JOHN KIRIAKOU: J Edgar Hoover’s Evil Brainchild – Consortium News

WATCH: Mike Pompeo Sued Over Surveillance of Assange Visitors – Consortium News

“There is a disturbing trend where the politicians (both Democrat and Republican) who sold out our communities at every turn are criminalizing homelessness instead of providing public housing & healthcare. They’re criminalizing the problems that their corporatist policies created.” (-Ryan Knight)

WARPIG KISSINGER SAYS EMPIRE HAS GOTTEN TOO FAR OUTTA POCKET WHILE PIG MEDIA REBRANDS DUMB FRATBOY BUSH W AS SOME KINDA FOLSKY LEADERSHIP HERO. LIZ CHENEY’S HUSBAND IS HUNTER BIDEN’S LAWYER? SECRET POLICE SICCED ON TRUMP BY GROPEY JOE ADMIN.

In a new interview with The Wall Street Journal, immortal Hague fugitive Henry Kissinger says the US is acting in a crazy and irrational way that has brought it to the edge of war with Russia and China:

Mr. Kissinger sees today’s world as verging on a dangerous disequilibrium. “We are at the edge of war with Russia and China on issues which we partly created, without any concept of how this is going to end or what it’s supposed to lead to,” he says. Could the U.S. manage the two adversaries by triangulating between them, as during the Nixon years? He offers no simple prescription. “You can’t just now say we’re going to split them off and turn them against each other. All you can do is not to accelerate the tensions and to create options, and for that you have to have some purpose.”

On the question of Taiwan, Mr. Kissinger worries that the U.S. and China are maneuvering toward a crisis, and he counsels steadiness on Washington’s part. “The policy that was carried out by both parties has produced and allowed the progress of Taiwan into an autonomous democratic entity and has preserved peace between China and the U.S. for 50 years,” he says. “One should be very careful, therefore, in measures that seem to change the basic structure.”

Mr. Kissinger courted controversy earlier this year by suggesting that incautious policies on the part of the U.S. and NATO may have touched off the crisis in Ukraine. He sees no choice but to take Vladimir Putin’s stated security concerns seriously and believes that it was a mistake for NATO to signal to Ukraine that it might eventually join the alliance: “I thought that Poland—all the traditional Western countries that have been part of Western history—were logical members of NATO,” he says. But Ukraine, in his view, is a collection of territories once appended to Russia, which Russians see as their own, even though “some Ukrainians” do not. Stability would be better served by its acting as a buffer between Russia and the West: “I was in favor of the full independence of Ukraine, but I thought its best role was something like Finland.”

Kissinger: “We are at the edge of war with Russia and China on issues which we partly created, without any concept of how this is going to end or what it’s supposed to lead to.” https://t.co/mytxSajU6Q

— Gal Luft (@GalLuft) August 13, 2022

I don’t know about you, but to me this warning is much, much more ominous coming from a bloodsoaked swamp monster than it would be from some anti-imperialist peace activist who was speaking from outside the belly of the imperial machine. This man is a literal war criminal who, as a leading empire manager, helped to unleash unfathomable horrors all around the world the consequences of which are still being felt today.

And as far as you can tell from his own comments, he remains completely unreformed.

“Looking back over his long and often controversial career, however, he is not given to self-criticism,” The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Secor writes.

“I do not torture myself with things we might have done differently,” Kissinger tells her.

So Kissinger remains an unapologetic warmongering psychopath. But if he hasn’t changed as a person, what has? Why is he now cautioning against US aggression and warning that the empire has taken things too far?

Well, if Kissinger hasn’t changed, we can only surmise that it is the US empire itself that has changed. Its behavior is now so insane and illogical that it is making a 99 year-old Henry Kissinger nervous.

Which, if you really think about it, is one of the scariest things you could possibly imagine.

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The empire’s departure from the Henry Kissinger iteration of murderous madness to its new form of insanity appears to have begun around the turn of the century, when the influx of neoconservatives into the White House combined with the jingoism which followed 9/11 to usher in an era of interventionism and military expansionism of such brazenness and recklessness that many from the old guard balked.

Kissinger was supportive of the 2003 Iraq invasion, but well before it began he was already saying that he had serious misgivings about the lack of clear thinking and forward planning he was seeing on that front. The neoconservative goal of US planetary hegemony at any cost which led to that invasion (and the planning of many more) has since become the mainstream Beltway consensus perspective on US foreign policy, and it is responsible for the escalations that Kissinger is now warning about.

“The PNAC plan envisions a strategic confrontation with China, and a still greater permanent military presence in every corner of the world,” wrote Michael Parenti in his 2004 book Superpatriotism. “The objective is not just power for its own sake but power to control the world’s natural resources and markets, power to privatize and deregulate the economies of every nation in the world, and power to hoist upon the backs of peoples everywhere — including North America — the blessings of an untrammeled global ‘free market.’ The end goal is to ensure not merely the supremacy of global capitalism as such, but the supremacy of American global capitalism by preventing the emergence of any other potentially competing superpower.”

By “PNAC plan” Parenti means the plans of the neoconservatives behind the notorious Project for the New American Century think tank, whose unipolarist militaristic agendas they explicitly advocated.

Henry Kissinger is warning about the dangers of US warmongering not because he has gotten saner, but because the US war machine has gotten crazier. That we are now hurtling toward confrontations that don’t appear rational to someone who has spent the majority of his life watching the mechanics of empire from inside its inner chambers should concern us all. When you are talking about brinkmanship between major world powers, especially nuclear brinkmanship, the last thing you need is for one of the parties involved to be acting erratically and nonsensically.

We need de-escalation and detente, and we need it yesterday. If you’re too hawkish for Henry Kissinger, you’re too motherfucking hawkish.(-Caitlin Johnstone)

FROM THE BELLEY OF THE BEASTS

Sleazegrinder gave me my first Beast disc. Their songs spoke to my very heart, they had obviously had very similar experiences and lifestyles as I did back in my teens and twenties because all their songs reminded me of myself and many of my booze soaked fringe dancing former intimates. Spencer’s solo albums, as well. Tex reminded me of my ferocious partying old friends, Tap (RIP) and Mike L. (RIP) and Mark B. (RIP), he was a raunchy blues beltin’ hard livin’ soulman, probably the best of who’s still left. The Beasts, The Horseheads, and The Comatones were the primary influences of the sleazy bluespunk pregentrified dirty old Boston underground band, The Original Suffering Bastards, even though the magazine critics all compared us to American Heartbreak, D-Generation and The Hangmen. We were deadend kids, we never had no money and all our wouldbe benefactors were just hustling us to get near our desirable old girlfriends or famous friends-they were careerist social climbers wasting my time and lying to my face. It’s so impossibly sad and fuckedup and hard to believe summa the Beasts are already gone and summa my old bandmates, too. It really does all go by in a blurry blaze after you reach a certain age, it seems to accelerate.

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/rent-becoming-crisis-us

Hillary Clinton had emails on server more classified than top secret – CBS News

“Remember when the FBI raided the Clinton residence to  confiscate Hillary ‘s server with top secret documents illegally stored and how the media Alleged that she violated espionage laws?” (-Garland Nixon)

Whistleblowers revealed widespread FBI misconduct ahead of Trump raid | Just The News

“There is also the professional left element which reacts with open glee as the security state runs wild on MAGA, the same way many of them celebrated deaths of unvaccinated right-wing septuagenarians with Covid. The culture wars define their shared identity & trump any principle.” (-Max Blumenthal)

“A shocking new poll finds that 90% of Americans have little to no trust in the mainstream media. I’m not sure why that is but perhaps it’s because they lied us into: Iraq Afghanistan Syria Libya Vietnam Korea Somalia Haiti Guatemala Honduras Chile Ukraine..” (-Lee Camp)

“Today, is the anniversary of President Truman’s obliteration of Hiroshima, a civilian city. The dropping of the atomic bomb was experimental and meant to show the world who was boss. What has changed?” (-John Pilger)

Ray McGovern [and Michael Wong] on the US/Russia/China Triangle and Danger of Nuclear War – Ray McGovern

www.antiwar.com

Ray’s Likely Last (as in ‘Final’) Appearance on SKYNEWS/ Australia – Ray McGovern

They Don’t Want Money, They Want Your Kids — Catherine Austin Fitts (rumble.com)

GRAVEYARD OF EMPTY BOTTLES: REMEMBERING THE CLASSIC DOGS D’AMOUR LINEUP

   Man I’ll never forget the day my old pal, Cowboy Bobby Cloyd (RIP) showed up at my purple apartment with that Mother Love Bone “Shine” cassette-he later had a Columbus band he called Shine, and also, one called the Healers, but so far, no record of their live or studio performances has washed up on youtube. Bobby gifted me with a really nice black cowboy hat that I wore for years and totally wish I still had! He also brought over a bottle of Jack almost every night when I was still too young to buy my own, and The Dogs D’Amour “Dynomite Jet Saloon” on “putrid green vinyl” and wowee we were all so enamored with their songwriting, artwork, clothing, and lyrics, they had the whole thing down, just a raggedy lot of old school rocknroll troubadours a bit like The Faces. The Stones, Hanoi Rocks. My little garagebands covered their songs for years. All our early efforts to write originals were like far less clever imitations of The Dogs! By the time I got out to Hollywood, every blackhaired no hoper from all the smalltowns had already migrated there and formed their own Dogs D’Amour ripoff bands. My ex girlfriend was cohabitating with about ten of ’em. They all mighta dressed and drank like Tyla, but none of ’em had his songwriting ability, nor the musicianship of the Dogs. They were all like boxes of Loreal blue black hair dye and Aqua Net in Lip Service clothing teasing their hair up like Nikki Sixx but their songs were like gangster rap stupid, cause everybody’s hooker/stripper/phone sex operator girlfriends were into NWA and summa those popular on the Sunset Strip one sick posse, metal head, last call hair dudes offered me crack my first night in town. Jo Dog is such a special guitar player, everything he does is brilliant, his artwork is amazing, so is Bam’s. I remember feeling all disgruntled by Tyla’s heavy merchandising back in my teens and twenties because I could never afford his prices or keep up with the onslaught of Dogs goodies. I gave up on collecting his discography when I was about 26-there was just too much and I’m a pauper and once the other Dogs left, I lost all interest, honestly. I don’t know why they all fell out, but it would appear that Tyla kinda likes to keep a tight reign on all his operations, to most of us old Dogs D’Amour diehard fans, the Jet Saloon lineup will always be the one. You know I gotta say, sometimes in my own journeys, I’ve been capable of having too much to drink and sortof injuring myself but I can’t help but have some of that euphoric recall when I think back on the old days that have long since passed. The Dogs D’Amour were always a big part of that. Much more fun. Much more fun. My town cemetery has big signs everywhere, “Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited”.

 As you are now, so once was I…

FI FI FO FUN

Daniel Hale Support Team on Twitter: “Today is Daniel’s thirty-fifth birthday. He said “I don’t know how I’m supposed to feel about turning 35 in here but it sure is something!” We’re sending him photos of supporters wishing him a happy birthday, so drop a selfie in the thread with a message if you’re comfortable! https://t.co/u28tCFHiy3” / Twitter

voicesofconscience.com

OLD VETERAN’S HOME FREAKOUT

    I’ve been out walking in the hot burning sun, my hair’s wet, clothes are, too, had to take the shirt off and put it in the laundry room. It’s hot. Part of the reason so many people get weird and freakout in these desert no man’s lands is because there are so few distractions, you end up back in your own tapes, your old buried trauma, your dog vomit anxieties and bad memories. I am trying to learn how to just let all that pass, burn off in the heat. I was outside last night to photograph the sunset and a poor old geezer from the old folks veterans home on the hill was having a very clearly audible nervous breakdown/standoff with the nurses or jailers or white coats or whatever you wanna call the staff up these. Negligent protocols resulted in a whole shit ton of his former peers dying off in the death plague of two years ago and me, I keep listening to what those dudes at Pfizer and the WEF have to say in their youtube discussions, and am not entirely convinced it ain’t all intentional. I can’t believe the corporate media is really pushing this all day everyday image makeover of the Bush/Cheneys and people are falling for it. Even rightwing Breitbart “news” has made note of how they’ve gone from admitting Dick Cheney was an unfathomable evil ala Darth Vader during the Obama Feelgood Rebrand, but now, they’re trotting all these old generals, spooks, bureaucrats and war criminals back out and giving them airtime to blame it all on fuckin’ Trump. I don’t know why all these deep state goons and spooks would be mad at him-he is all for private plane ownership, inside trading, taking megadonor bribes from Israeli billionaires and the KSA, wars on Russia, China, Iran, and an ever expanding dystopian police state, men in uniform indiscriminately gunning down minorities, feeling up the poor, criminalizing homelessness, stopping and frisking, spying on our emails and dictating our personal choices. Same as Pelosi and company.


Campaign Against Antisemitism on Twitter: “Russell Brand @rustyrockets and Aaron Mate believe that allegations of antisemitism in @UKLabour were merely “insults used to undermine criticism of Israel or destroy Jeremy Corbyn.” https://t.co/Cjwp2yJyCI” / Twitter

“Mike “we lie, we cheat, we steal” Pompeo is being sued for having the CIA spy on Julian Assange and his visitors in the Ecuadorian Embassy.  The CIA is a criminal organization of the highest order.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Expect a swift public rehabilitation of the Espionage Act, previously known as one of the most pernicious laws on the books: used to prosecute Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, Daniel Ellsberg and others. Now it’ll become a benevolent tool of Preserving Democracy™” (-Michael Tracey)

 “Liberals spent the entire Trump administration shrieking about the looming threat of fascism only to wind up cheerleading for the fucking Espionage Act.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“GREAT NEWS! Matt Hoh is back on the NC ballot, giving working people a chance to vote for what our lives depend on – M4A, housing as a human right, an end to endless war & an economy for working families. It’s outrageous Dems tried to deny voters a people-powered choice!” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

“Socialists: “We need healthcare and housing for all in this country.” Liberals: “No, we need the FBI to dig up Trump’s ex-wife because he hid documents in her casket.” If you think Democrats & liberals want to do both you’re not paying attention. It’s Trump, Trump, Trump all the time. And in 10 years when they’ve exhausted that they’ll find a new villain to obfuscate the public with. They will do everything except fight for the change we need.” (-Ryan Knight)

“I’m glad Trump lost because otherwise immigrants would still be mistreated and the Iran deal and Roe v Wade would be dead and he’d probably be driving us toward WW3 by now. That damn fascist would’ve probably even started prosecuting his political enemies under the Espionage Act.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“No they’re not “ leftists”, they’re Democrats. Big difference. Democrats are a right wing , conservative, pro war, pro wall st, anti-worker party that serves the same corporations & billionaires as the Republicans.” (-Jimmy Dore)

youtu.be/35tVOCcnoLY

Caitlin Johnstone: Ukraine Gets CBS to Retract Critical Report – Consortium News

Killing Children in ‘Self Defense’ – Consortium News

WATERBOYS, BOUNTY HUNTERS, JACOBITES, HAWKS, & TENDERHOOKS

By the time I relocated with half my band and a couple girls and my oldest kid to the hardscrabble, blue collar working class big city Dorchester ghetto, times were changing, last real rockstar Andy Wood had died and all that grunge bullshit and gangster rap was coming in. We met a real cool chick who shared our love for the NY Dolls and Dogs Damour and Nick Cave and stuff at a record store where we were consigning a dozen copies of my old fanzine, which was our version of pre internet social networking, how we looked for replacement musicians, met other groups, bitched about the metalheads we thought were fake or stupid, and waxed enthusiastic about the ones we loved. A whole lot like what we do here. I ended up becoming roommates for about four and a half years with the record store chick and she turned me on to so much stuff like those raggle taggle gypsy Waterboys and Snatches Of Pink and New Model Army, Rowland S. Howard and Dylan and beat poets and Kusworth and Sudden. She is always in my heart. Long after I’d fallen out with her boyfriend baby daddy who’d moved in to our apartment, I kept showing up on her front step with a bottle, three sheets to the wind, lookin’ for a home in every face I saw. Once or twice a year on a social occasion to break the ice. I could never completely let go of any of the good ones, she was like my soul sister. I heard she works at a bakery. God bless her. God love her. I sure do. I will always feel like forever in her debt for teaching me about all the bands I just mentioned, The Waterboys “Fisherman’s Blues” and “This Is The Sea” became two of the most important records of my life, and she protected me from her P.C. college chick roommates, and I leaned on her quite a bit when one of my old exes started giving me grief. We stayed up all night talking and drinking these special coffee drinks and listening to “The Big Store.” Those were the days, man!

The Waterboys The Whole Of The Moon : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

The Hawks: Obviously 5 Believers – album review – Punk-Rocker

ORGANIZE RESISTANCE! IT’S UP TO YOU TO PREVENT THE NEW WORLD ORDER! BILLIONAIRE SUPERVILLAINS ARE NOT YOUR SCIENTIFIC SUPER SAVIORS!

“Rule number one in Western media: If it’s bad, Russia and China did it!” (-Danny Haiphong)

“The propaganda machine allows the US empire to not only commit a crime but also justify it and blame it on others.”

ISSUE #95: Empire apologists are acting as if provocation is not a thing. (substack.com)

WEF Wants to Use AI to Automate Censorship of “Disinformation” – Activist Post

Trudeau is Implementing a Federal “Digital Identity Program” – Activist Post

The Psy-Ops of Inflation Reports (theepochtimes.com)

Army Wants “tech that can support and integrate everything from sensors to 5G and augmented reality headsets” for Ground Soldiers – Activist Post

“Beyond Chilling” – Homeland Security Seeks to Share Biometric Databanks With Foreign Countries – Activist Post

New Research Finds CIA Used Black Americans as Drugs Experiment Guinea Pigs (mintpressnews.com)

Intelligence Services Interference in British Democracy, with Kit Klarenberg (mintpressnews.com)

“These are animals, not people”: Zelensky frees convicted child rapists, torturers to reinforce depleted military – The Grayzone

YOU GAZE AT ALL OF THE NEW WAVE BEAUTIES

Another band of quite debonaire scarf wearers that deserved way more fame and fortune than they received were The Hollywood Brats, some of whom later became the Boys. Me and my old crew of rowdy all night wildboy carousers were all quite keen on the champagne and whiskey and always related strongly to them and their dashing dandified peacocking and hilarious good time all the time lyrics. I’m sure you’ve read the book. They were kings of protopunk kings. People always tell me this kinda rocknroll is outta style and that I should start experimenting with A.I. hut two computer muzak, but really this is the only stuff for me. Johnny Thunders used to say, ‘it’s hard to get a guy off Wall Street”, yeah, I can dig that. You should see how hard it is trying to get a guy off Central Park West. Everybody’s hooked to the rah rah war machine propaganda, I can’t live in the Tv world. I really like to get it on, put on a big rock show for the kids. This is really how it’s done, if you ask me. Our way of life.

ROGUE JOURNALIST CAIT JOHNSTONE

There’s a scene in The Usual Suspects where Kevin Spacey tells the fable of the mysterious Keyser Soze and how he became a crime lord.

“One story the guys told me, the story I believe, was from his days in Turkey,” he says. “There was a gang of Hungarians that wanted their own mob. They realized that to be in power, you didn’t need guns or money or even numbers. You just needed the will to do what the other guy wouldn’t.”

Spacey’s character describes the way the Hungarians came after Soze and his family to take over his drug dealing business, but the viciousness with which they did so was no match for the viciousness they are met with.

“Then he showed these men of will what will really was,” Spacey says, describing the way Soze kills his own family and then wipes out the families and friends of the entire Hungarian gang.

And what’s funny is if you carefully watch the way power moves in the world, you will see that this is pretty much how it works. The most vicious among us are elevated to the top, because all our systems are built in a way which elevates viciousness.

The US empire is able to dominate the world exactly because it has “the will to do what the other guy wouldn’t.” Whenever I lay out my evidence that the US is the most tyrannical regime on earth, I’ll get someone conceding that this is true but arguing that the US only behaves that way because it is the most powerful. Any other government with the power of the United States would behave with the same amount of viciousness or worse, they argue.

And I always tell them that they’ve got it exactly backwards. The US isn’t uniquely vicious because it is the world’s most powerful government, the US is the world’s most powerful government because it is uniquely vicious.

The United States put an exclamation point at the end of the second world war by dropping two nuclear bombs on Japan, not because it needed to (it didn’t), but because it wanted to intimidate the Soviet Union. It then immediately launched into a succession of new wars and strategic operations of astonishing viciousness with the goal of eventually becoming the global dominator. It achieved this at the fall of the USSR, after which it immediately instituted a policy of working to ensure that no rival superpowers ever develop and began working toward “full spectrum dominance” of the land, sea, air, and space. All of the major international conflicts of our day are the direct result of these policies.

None of the people driving the imperial power structure which rules over us are in their positions because of their wisdom or kindness. Oligarchs get to the top of their corporate and financial ladders by being willing to step on whoever they need to step on to get ahead. Military strategists get to their positions by demonstrating an aptitude for military domination. Intelligence officials get to their positions because they understand how to facilitate the interests of the oligarchic empire. Politicians get to the top by displaying a willingness to serve imperial power.

And this principle tracks from the top down through the rest of our entire society. The only valuing system we have for human behavior is money, but what human behavior does money value? Competitiveness makes money. War and militarism make money. Ecocide makes money. Sickness makes money. Finite commodities make money. The entanglement of corporate and state power makes money. Propagandizing people into believing they need more than they have makes money.

What doesn’t make money? Kindness. Collaboration. Peace. A thriving biosphere. Health. Psychological well being. Political transparency and integrity. Decisions made to benefit the whole. Sources of energy that can’t be controlled by the powerful. Abundance. People being content with what they have.

Goldman Sachs asks in biotech research report: ‘Is curing patients a sustainable business model?’ https://t.co/My7QSINDHc

— CNBC (@CNBC) April 11, 2018

Money has no wisdom. The “invisible hand” of the free market will never value the better angels of humanity.

Pharmaceutical companies have a vested interest in the valuing of treatments over preventions and cures. The arms industry has a vested interest in inflaming hostilities between nations. Ecocidal industries have a vested interest in ensuring that they remain able to rape and pillage our planet without legal intervention while offloading the cost of the consequences to the public. Monopolistic corporations have a vested interest in intertwining themselves with government power to protect themselves from antitrust cases.

Everything we ache for our world to be — the way we know it ought to be deep down in our heart of hearts — is subverted by the systems we have in place, which are all geared toward taking it in the exact opposite direction.

The world will never know peace as long as war is profitable. The world will never know health as long as sickness is profitable. The ecosystem will never thrive as long as ecocide is profitable. We will remain ruled by tyrants for as long as our systems elevate tyranny.

To have a healthy world, we’re going to need systems in place which elevate health instead of viciousness. Until then the gravitational pull of those systems will continually steer us toward dysfunction. Hoping we can move toward peace and harmony without changing those systems is like stepping off a cliff and hoping you don’t fall.

We need to move from competition-based models to collaboration-based models. Systems which value working in collaboration toward the greater good, both in collaboration with each other and with our ecosystem. Until we do, we’ll fall every time.(-Caitlin Johnstone)

More on Creepy Ring Cameras Data Collection on Owners, Neighbors, and Giving It to Police; “can record audio from 20 feet away” – Activist Post

Ukraine And The New Al Qaeda (unlimitedhangout.com)

Gutter Gospel By General Labor: In The 80s, Every Wall In The Village Said, “DIE YUPPIE SCUM!”, Antisocial Glamarchisttm “Cancelled Since’83”, Glen Ford, Godfathers, Torpedoes, Cait Johnstone, Noam Chomsky, Hanoï Rocks

“21st century servants of white colonial/capitalist power who will fight massa’s enemies harder than they will fight massa.” (-Ajamu Baraka) 

Black Agenda Report on Twitter: “”You Can’t Shame the Shameless Black Misleadership Class” – Glen Ford’s article, originally published in @blkagendareport on December 17, 2020: https://t.co/MSJXHwNsHn https://t.co/AiN2WjKM3H” / Twitter

“The president and first lady of Ukraine have posed for a romantic photoshoot with Vogue magazine, wherein President Volodymyr Zelensky waxes poetical about his love for his darling wife.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: how is Zelensky making time for a Vogue photoshoot amidst his busy schedule of PR appearances for other major western institutions?

I mean this is after all the same Volodymyr Zelensky who has been so busy making video appearances for the Grammy Awards, the Cannes Film Festival, the World Economic Forum and probably the Bilderberg group as well, and having meetings with celebrities like Ben StillerSean Penn, and Bono and the Edge from U2. It’s as busy a PR tour as he could possibly have without having a discussion about the strategic importance of long-range artillery with Elmo on Sesame Street.

Oh yeah, and also isn’t there like a war or something happening in Ukraine? You’d think he’d probably be somewhat busy with that too.

wartime vogue photo shoots. very serious. let’s keep sending ukraine weekly billion dollar aid packages to protect “democracy.” don’t question it. pic.twitter.com/MXVaW16K0y

— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) July 26, 2022

Call me crazy, but I’m beginning to suspect that there might be a concerted effort to manipulate the way we think about the war in Ukraine. In fact, I’d even go so far as to say it’s the most aggressively perception-managed war we’ve ever experienced.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February we have not only been smashed with mass media propaganda unlike anything we’ve ever seen while Russian media are purged from the airwaves, we’re also seeing the new media element of unprecedented amounts of online censorship, algorithm-boosted propaganda, and social media trolling.

So we’ve literally never seen this much overall effort put into manipulating the way the public thinks about a war. Which makes sense, given that it’s a profoundly dangerous proxy war which stands to benefit ordinary people in no way, shape or form.

I mean, can you imagine if people were allowed to just think their own thoughts about their government’s economic warfare against Russia which is hurting them financially and pushing millions toward starvation with the full awareness and approval of the US government? Or if Americans were allowed to wonder if the billions they are pouring into this proxy conflict could be better spent at home? Or if people started objecting to a needless conflict for geostrategic domination threatening their lives and the lives of everyone they know with the risk of nuclear annihilation?

Can’t have that.

Massive amount of ukrainian soldiers dying every day, Zelensky : lets have a vogue shooting pic.twitter.com/BrNPYKZYR6

— Levi (@Levi_godman) July 26, 2022

There is a night-and-day difference between wanting to tell people the truth about something and wanting to manipulate their perception of something. There are times when true facts can be used to influence people’s perception one way or the other, but if your agenda is to manipulate perception rather than tell the truth you will necessarily be forced to rely on lies, half-truths, distortion, and lies by omission wherever the truth doesn’t serve that agenda.

If they were telling us the truth about this war, they wouldn’t be censoring Russian media. They wouldn’t be censoring online voices who disagree with the official narratives about Ukraine. They wouldn’t be continually blasting us in the face with mass media perception management, and they sure as hell wouldn’t be putting Ukraine’s celebrity-in-chief on the cover of Vogue magazine.

We are being manipulated, and we are being deceived. And we are being manipulated and deceived because our perceiving clearly on our own would go against the interests of the empire. They are lying to us because the interests of the people and the interests of the empire are, as usual, squarely at odds.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

 “Julian Assange’s continued imprisonment shows the US government is not serious AT ALL about freedom of press. We have a free press as long as your reporting doesn’t even slightly threaten US hegemony.” (-Lee Camp)

“The US is living under a totalitarian culture much worse than Soviet Union Soviet Russia could access BBC, Voice of America, German TV Today Americans are not permitted to hear what Russians are saying The US has imposed constraints on access to info beyond Soviets.” (-Noam Chomsky)

Noam Chomsky Tells Russell Brand the U.S. is Worse Than USSR (mediaite.com)

WEF Calls for an End to Private Car Ownership – Activist Post

Wall Street’s Takeover of Nature Advances with Launch of New Asset Class (unlimitedhangout.com)

The War On Dissent – Bitcoin Magazine – Bitcoin News, Articles and Expert Insights

“Natural Asset Corporations, launched last year, allow oligarchs to securitize natural resources. Don’t worry, they aren’t stopping there – soon you too will be for sale.” (-Whitney Webb)

https://www.activistpost.com/

Occupy Peace – Peace and Freedom Rally, Kingston, NY (With Gerald Celente and Andrew Napolitano) – Activist Post

Sanders Files Amendment to Limit $76 Billion in ‘Corporate Welfare’ for Microchip Industry (commondreams.org)

Glen Ford: In Memoriam | Black Agenda Report

“What a contrast with the hacks & propagandists for the elite pretending to be journalists. That is why it is hard to fine articles from BAR on google & Washpo ran an infamous article identifying BAR & others as propaganda operations. Thank you Glen” (-Ajamu Baraka)

Glen Ford’s Irreplaceable Journalism | Black Agenda Report

“If you think you are Scientific & Diverse wokey woke for McWokeness cause you love the Jenners, Chelle Obama and Gayle King, you probably need to read the book Black Agenda Report by the late great GLEN FORD, one of the best writers and most important social commentators of our time. Me, Whitney Webb, Margaret Kimberly, Ajamu Baraka, everybody on the REAL LEFT misses him like crazy.” (-General Labor)

“With over 3.5 billion people living in abject poverty, human beings living in tents across the U.S., millions without healthcare in the U.S., black youth unemployment over 70%, 140 million living paycheck to paycheck – is that because of socialism?” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“You disgusting war pig. You fucking worthless shitstain.” (-Caitlin Johnstone on unforgivable fake shitlib phony imperialist HRC so called progressives like grossass Ro Khanna who will go down in history as one of the fascists who killed the word progressive even after permanently ruining the definition of liberal)

“Proving that the word “progressive” is another useless label. Khanna sees the financial benefit for war, with Biden’s Ukraine crisis, manufactured by the CIA.” (-Adam Fitzgerald)

“I stand with Jill and was proud to be her running mate. If the corporate class had allowed us on the debate stage to share our idea of a green new deal – the one before AOC stole it & stripped it down – who knows what would have happened!! Dems don’t want democracy.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

 “Yes, “progressive” became nothing but a Dem Party marketing word. Dems have implemented more of the hard right agenda since the ’90s than Republicans would have dared to try.” (-DH Fabian)

“Biden is increasing the military budget, giving more money to the police, and privatizing medicare. He is ruling just like Trump, yet liberals love him and conservatives loathe him. It shows that most Americans base their politics on party loyalty and feelings instead of facts.” (-Ryan Knight)

 “This is a cost of living crisis where greed, profits and inequality continue to grow.   There are more billionaires and more people forced into using food banks than at any other point in history. 

We must recognise that most workers have seen cuts in wages over the past decade, whilst bosses take home record pay and bonuses. Now is the time for a bold alternative to the poverty, misery and desperation faced by millions of families in our communities and workplaces.” (-Jeremy Corbyn)

“Joe Biden literally introduced a new Crime Bill that spends more than the original meanwhile dumbass Republicans are still pretending Democrats are for Defund the Police.” (-Revolutionary Blackout Network)

“It takes extreme audacity for Zelensky and his henchmen to go around the world demanding other nations send massive amounts of weapons and money to him, then try to suppress dissent in our countries by smearing journalists and citizens who question. Before Russia’s invasion and since, Zelensky has abolished basic liberties: shuttered opposition media, outlawed parties, imprisoned dissidents. As Ukraine demands money and arms from the West, they now want to export this repression to our countries with McCarthyite blacklists: https://unherd.com/thepost/ukraine-government-issues-blacklist-of-russian-propagandists/ ” (-Glenn Greenwald still being smeared by Russiagate propaganda pigs)

“When liberal/left aligns itself with neoliberal right it undermines its ability to confront the Trumpien right ideologically. The result is ideological space surrendered to neo-Nazi right that identifies major structures in contradiction to the people but offers a fascist reform.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“It’s especially hypocritical & arrogant to blame me for HRC’s loss when -Dems spend millions to help extremist Reps, defeat progressives & knock Grns off ballot –Grn voters would’ve largely stayed home if not for a Grn on ballot Dems have to earn our votes. They don’t own them.” (-Actual doctor JILL STEIN)

RIP ROBERT GILLESPIE OF DETROIT’S STALWART TORPEDOES

My ole Detroit crew got me into these guys about 25 years ago. I had some real good times in that smoky rubble junkyard of a town. Cookouts in the back yard, up all night singalongs, working class crowded blue collar divebars, much merriment and records playing. The Torpedos. Great band from Detroit.

 RELEASE THE BATS!!!

A Gritty Electro Goth and Heavy Rock Dance: Golem Dance Cult’s New EP Awakens Thrill and Fright – Digital Journal

IN THE 80’s, EVERY WALL IN THE VILLAGE SAID, “DIE YUPPIE SCUM!” NOW, THEY’RE ALL SO PROUD TO BE YUPPIES…YA KNOW?

       Most overhyped event I’ve ever seen might be that Capitol Hill Lyn Cheney bullshit. I mean really, on and on and on and on, for years now, as boring as Hillary’s original “Russiagate” fabrication about how “PUTIN!” flipped the vote with his commie voodoo for Bad Orange Trump, or like when the fake media puritans spent all that time crucifying Janet Jackson for her nipple getting exposed by that overrated shit sandwich Timberlake at their big dumb NFL occult ritual. Good parts of my day are spending time with son and my wife, having some halfway decent swamp cooling A/C on the 106 degree days and finding a cool t shirt second hand for a dollar.  Oh yeah, and watching this wonderful Janet Jackson documentary series. Not so great parts are the crazy heat, burning my thumb badly lighting a big sparkler and about ten mosquito bites. And having to interact with people in public. Not so good at that shit anymore, not a people person. They all seem like commercials. Brand shills. I don’t know what’s up with me, compassion fatigue, perhaps. Everybody’s been way too Make-A-Buck for my taste, everything instantly gets assimilated into other motherfucker’s vanity brands, and tiny empires, and mama monopolies, so I kinda just don’t even like talking to people, anymore. Anything I might mention in passing becomes their next day’s song lyrics or album cover or whatever, somebody else, like Francois sang, “I seen ’em come and I seen ’em go”, what the fucking fuck. I’ve been calling myself an Antisocial Glamarchist for years, but 4 Real, though, it’s getting harder to even wanna make small talk with people. Burroughs said to avoid people who make you feel like you’ve lost a pint of blood, the energy vamps, man are they everywhere, nowadays. Sometimes, I gotta get outta this room, I can’t just sit in a chair all my fuckin’ life, but man, the crazies in the desert all seem to be on the Fentanyl, people’s bodies keep getting discovered everywhere. In spite of ten rich assholes insisting they can turn my dead town into Overnight Hipsters Brooklyn, only businesses that seem to be thriving here are the auto parts and liquor store, the gas stations and overpriced tourist beer gouger. Even the drug dealers seem to be struggling, you see ’em in the cracked windshield old cars trolling in circles with their stupid Swisher Sweets, trying to look mean, like “Breaking Bad”. Cops bust people all the time, and like I said, alot of bodies keep turning up. I keep feeling like the establishment is intentionally spiking everybody’s street drugs with poison just to kill of more people. Nobody seems to have a job where I live, I mean, I know people who work as hired hands for rich people, maids, caregivers, ranch hands, or the posh people who own the Airbandb’s but most people seemed to be strapped, barely getting by, living offa some kinda pension, or retired veterans income, or fixed income of some kind. Most everybody is way older than me. I’m pretty old, too-will be 53 in December. A crazy-high young couple asked me for money on the main drag today-I knew they were from outta town, cause nobody here has any money to give away. Black dude with a cool mohawk and his exotic looking multiethnic girlfriend in her sheer, see through, sexy genie, or stripper clothes. All those old pervs are gonna be on her like wolves. It’s been two hours since I saw ’em and I suspect they’ve already been ran outta town by the heat and boredom cause they aint welcome to sit nowhere without money, certainly not at the beer and wine only tourist joint that charges $9 for a cuppa beer. There was a time when I mighta partied with those visiting kids, but those days are over, I got no surplus, no silver, no patience, I’m runnin’ on empty and with shit tons of resentments. I think I can make room for people suffering from real grief or health issues or disabilities, but Shit Havers moaning about how they think they deserve more shit? No. You know I always miss the rebel alliance I remember so fondly from my youth. Some sold out. Most died. A few just got impossibly baffled and bamboozled and hoodwinked by Big 5 corporate media propaganda. It’s always the people with the easy incomes, privilege, prestige, property and influence who don’t wanna think beyond the manufactured memes and headlines and bullshit Latest Thing cover stories of the day. You can always get ’em talkin’ ’bout how hard THEY have to work, or how “THE OTHERS” just aren’t obedient enough, but it is TOUGH to get ’em to see their common plight with the neighbors, or people who look or dance different, or like different food or speak a different lingo. I have to get ’em away from their tribe of privilege and put a few drinks in ’em, then, and only then, or when somebody dies in some rare instances, maybe some of ’em are like, “Oh, yeah”, but generally speaking, this fucked up secret police controlled mass- media does a scary effective job of keeping people divided and only seeing, “THE OTHERS” in dehumanizing terms, as lesser thans. Man, we are really in for it. The tyrants studied us, made plans, we just kept acting like nothing was going wrong, bragging about our bullshit, piously feeling superior to somebody way over there. For me, who is constitutionally, spiritually incapable of eating shit and pretending it tastes good, it’s been grueling to behold so many people I thought I was tight with go from, “Die Yuppie Scum” and “Kill Your TV’ and “Question Authority” to, uh, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians. UGH!

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

― Upton Sinclair, I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked

LITTLE BARRIE

My teenager reminded me of this cat cause one of his former classmates got him into “Better Call Saul” which is horrifyingly offensive and grisly with violence and casual barbarism and glamourizes crime, but like I confided to an old friend, when I was his age, I was living with a beautiful 25 year old woman and her junkie girlfriend  in the Bowery and loitering on St. Mark’s with John Spacely by day and going to Neither Nor or Wah Wah Hut or Robots or Pyramid at night, he’s just watching gnarly shit on Youtube. It’s a struggle to protect the young from this gratuitous culture of toxic greed and murderous assholes on both sides of the so called laws.

WE CAN’T WORK IT OUT BY LITTLE BARRIE (ALBUM VERSION) – YouTube

FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS

There is no such thing as an Anti-Assange punk.

Debunking All The Assange Smears – Caitlin Johnstone

Free Julian Assange (dontextraditeassange.com)

GODFATHERS RIGHTEOUS REVOLUTIONARY RESSURECTION

How ginned up are you to hear a song called “When The Cowards Fall”? Man, I can not wait, but everybody knows they are one of my lifetimes favorite rebel rock groups! THRILLING! “Here it comes now/bring on the sunshine…! Band lineups change over the years, but rocknroll mastermind and working class hero Peter Coyne has always known how to make excellent pop records. “You Gotta Wait” just rocks so hard and demonstrates how he is still managing to somehow chisel out tunes that have unforgettable Beatles like hooks with lyrics about our dishwasher and riding the bus common man struggles. Nobody writes ’em like that anymore except maybe Dramarama who never sent me their last record. “I Hate The 21st Century” is perfectamundo protest music “and I’m lonely!” Nobody “gets it” like Peter Coyne, this fella writes great lyrics from the heart and sings ’em with soul. I’ve loved The Godfathers since I was a kid and he’s never stopped making excellent rocknroll music-hit after hit. “OCD” is yet another winner cats like us can all relate to. Peter will never go down without a fight, he’s gonna rail against the corruption and phoniness and rage against the dying of the rocknroll as long as he can, he’s one of those diehards you can never count out-they can ban him from the pubs or step on his blue suede shoes, but he gets right back up everytime. An inspirational figure in a time almost devoid of heroes, he’s still out there, standing tall. “Midnight Rider” reminds me of me n Nasty and the Reverend Paul and our dearly departed divebar brothers. “Just a memory…” He manages to sneak some who-whoos in this one and I feel like he’s singing this to me and you, honestly, he made this for you and me. His new band can play their hearts out, makes me wanna move to the UK to look for bandmates. “Straight Down The Line” feels like it should be on a movie soundtrack. “I Will Be Waiting For You” would be the first track of your new cassette compilation if I still had a cd player with a tape making capability, and again, he’s singing our song: “we don’t need this society/it don’t mean anything to me…” I can almost feel our hearts beating fast jumping up and down in the front row and merrily spilling our beer on each other, man this stuff is just so wonderful. “Lay That Money Down” is car music, it has a highway mobility, ya know what I mean? “Flash it all around”. Peter told me he was really excited about the new songs, and until I got to hear it, it was hard to imagine how it could ever measure up to the old stuff, but he is one last lone romantic rocknroll motherfucker who never lost “that feel”. “Tonight” is like an eighties movie rebel anthem-a serenade to your true love from the other side of town-it’s so good! Maybe the old times have long since past, but Peter and his gang remind us we can do it all again, any night we want! Love the background vocals on this. Nick Marsh would have loved it, too! “There’s No Time” is just like the stuff I still scrawl in my own purple spiral notebooks, ya know, just so much heart in all these tunes, this one might be carried in my pocket like a flask, I can really FEEL his songs, he is still alive and remembering and reckoning with it all-the media unreality, the druggy danger and memories of a sweeter day. “Wake Up Dead In Los Angeles” is like something you’d hear on KROQ in the longlost daze of good radio-ya know when you lived in a one room, listened to Concrete Blonde and read the classified ads in the entertainment weekly, trying to find a band in Hollywood, but only ever really succeeding at walking to the liquor store again and thinking about some half forgotten imaginary girl. Very Doorsy, actually! FUCK YEAH! Remember when you still believed a better world was possible if not imminent, at least for you and your little gang of likeminded outcasts with the “Creem” magazine and “I-D” magazine new wave and post punk pinups taped all over your wall and some heartfelt cassette in your Walkman? “I Despair” just says it all to this old dreamer. Why can’t people in this country make music like this anymore? I think the money grabs and cash chasing killed everybody’s hearts dead, there are alot of lyrics about tombstone eyes and shit on this lp, Peter sees all the same things goin’ down that I do. It’s greatness to behold. Thank You, Godfathers! So much. 

The Godfathers will be announcing a full Autumn tour to coincide with the album’s release.

Alpha Beta Gamma Delta track listing:

Alpha Beta Gamma Delta / Bring On The Sunshine / You Gotta Wait / I Hate The 21st Century / OCD / Midnight Rider / Straight Down The Line / Lay That Money Down / Tonight / I’m Not Your Slave / There’s No Time / Dead In Los Angeles / I Despair

The Alpha Beta Gamma Delta album & Midnight Rider EP can be pre-ordered now via www.thegodfathers.bigcartel.com

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Nobody does it better! IN THE 80’s, EVERY WALL IN THE VILLAGE SAID, “DIE YUPPIE SCUM!”: Ticketmaster Defends $4,500 Bruce Springsteen Pricing

Chomsky: The US is living under a totalitarian culture much worse than Soviet Union Soviet Russia could access BBC, Voice of America, German TV Today Americans are not permitted to hear what Russians are saying The US has imposed constraints on access to info beyond Soviets

We Are F*cked – YouTube

“Stories about protagonists who’ve been misguided their whole lives about something very important have been emerging in our culture for generations, and they continue to delight audiences in the box office to this day.

The pauper was really a prince. Luke was Darth Vader’s son. Keanu Reeves had been living in a computer simulation. Bruce Willis was really a ghost. Jim Carrey’s whole world was the set of a TV show, and everyone in his life had been lying to him since his infancy.

This theme repeats so often because it strongly resonates with people. And it strongly resonates with people because it’s exactly what is happening.

From our earliest moments we are trained to fit in with a society that was designed from the ground up by the powerful in the service of the powerful. As soon as we are old enough to get curious about the world and how it works our heads are filled with lies about such matters, by our education systems, by the media we consume, by our parents who were indoctrinated in the same way, and by the very culture we find ourselves immersed in from day one.

These stories about a character who’s been deceived about life resonate so strongly with us because on some level we all suspect it might be true of our own lives as well. They whisper to something hidden and sacred within us that has always sensed that there’s something not quite right with the way we are perceiving things.

We’ve spent our whole lives marinating in lies which serve the powerful. We’re deceived into believing that we live in a democracy whose government acts in accordance with the will of the voting public. We’re deceived into believing our political systems are driven by two warring ideological factions whose divisions are naturally occurring phenomena in our society instead of the product of deliberate social engineering. We’re deceived into believing our government is basically good, and that it stands in opposition to foreign governments who are pure evil. We’re deceived into believing the way things are is the only way they could possibly be.

We’re deceived into believing false things about the ways we gather information and form our understanding of the world. We’re deceived into believing the news media tell us the truth about what’s going on. We’re deceived into believing that everything we hear from our side of the political partisan divide is true and trustworthy. We’re deceived into believing the partisan filters which have been placed over our perception of national and world events by indoctrination are entirely reliable instruments for interpreting information and drawing conclusions.

We’re deceived into believing false things about ourselves. We’re deceived into believing that we are successful if we can become dominant capitalists and wealthy ladder climbers, and that we are failures if we don’t turn the gears of industry and climb over others to get ahead. We’re deceived into believing that we are good if we uphold the made-up, power-serving rules of law, of culture and of religion, and that we are bad if we transgress them. We are deceived into believing that we need to keep accomplishing, achieving and obtaining, that we need to keep earning money and approval, so that we might one day feel adequate at some imaginary point in a future which never arrives.

If we really commit to uprooting the untruth that’s been planted in us, we can even discover that we’ve been deceiving ourselves about the way we experience reality. That the perception of oneself as a finite character who is separate from the world is based on false assumptions about the way experience is happening, unhelpful mental habits born of incorrect premises, and overlooked aspects of our own consciousness. That we’ve been making ourselves miserable with false beliefs about who and what we are.

This civilization is the set of the Truman Show, and we are all Truman.

But because we are all Truman, we can only walk off the set if we walk off together. There is no option to leave as an individual, because even if you know it’s all lies, you’re still stuck in a world full of humans whose behavior is driven by lies.

Awakening to reality as an individual can for this reason sometimes be more uncomfortable than remaining asleep in the dream, because you’re like Truman after he realizes it’s all a sham, but before he escapes. At times you’re just stuck there, freaking out at the actor who’s playing your mother while she tries in vain to cut to a commercial break. It can be distressing for you, and it can be distressing for the people around you who aren’t yet on the same page.

The only way we’re getting off the set of the Truman Show is if we can all succeed in waking each other up from the lies which built it. Until then we’ll be stuck in a world of poverty, war, exploitation, degradation, ecocide, and suffering. It’s not until enough of us have unplugged our minds from the matrix of lies that we’ll be able to use our strength of numbers to force real change.

Only then will we be able to escape.

Only then will we be able to walk off the set.

Only then will we be able to turn to the audience and say, “In case I don’t see ya: good afternoon, good evening, and good night!”

And then turn around, and walk out the door, and begin our adventure into reality.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

How The CIA Made Google (mintpressnews.com)

“Can’t you see that January 6th is the most important event in human history?” (-HA HA HA HA! I love Garland Nixon!)

“And beyond just that, any voices that are TRULY anti-war and anti-imperialist are canceled/censored/deleted. #AskMeHowIKnow” (-Lee Camp comedian cancelled by rightwing HRC operatives)

PROPERTY OWNERS BEING HARRASSED FOR LANDSCAPE CHOICES, RENTERS HASSLED FOR LIVING NEXT DOOR

     The reason the creepy developer needs to sell his overnight pop-up McMansions to outta state rich people is cause A) there are zero jobs in dead end desert ghost towns except as minimum wage retail slaves or under the table ranch hands and landscape immigrant work the white people don’t want, and B) outta state people are also the only ones who won’t know he’s building his McMansions just a few hundred yards from the stinky sewage treatment plant-who wants to pay half a million to smell shit all year ’round?  Dumbfuck government haves, drunk as fuck on their own stupid titles, man, they just like the idea of unconditional, blind “development”, even though there’s already like thirty mansions, sitting empty, all around the dead crosstown golf course. 106 degree temperatures don’t make tourists wanna pay to sit in hot tubs, but yuppie gentrifiers can’t help themselves, wherever they see poor people, they wanna bulldoze us out. Talk about replacement theory. I been getting replaced by richer Kendoll motherfuckers since what? 1990? Prior to the big media consolidation under Clinton and the I-Phone and social media network spying and narrative management, Murkkkans had a lot more class consciousness and fought back when they were getting fucked over. Remember Eddie Murphy on “Saturday Night Live” reciting a poem called, “Kill My Landlord”? They would never allow that, now. Motherfuckers all trained to obediently WORSHIP the fuckedup evil rich motherfuckers. Not, me, Jack. I have not yet begun to fight for my right to partay in the irretrievably crooked, and increasingly techlord fascistic and totalitarian, evil Davos billionaire ruled USA, USA! Resist the Gates Reset. Those oligarchs are not your friends. 

NO ONE IS SAFE ANYMORE

The corporate duopoly and reset billionaires and pig-media elites are goin’ after everybody, now. Greenwald, Stein, Camp, Baraka, they’re all double secret “RUSSIANS!” according to the imperialist identity politricks corrupt DNC types. No one will post my writing in the USA, only in France or Australia. I have not fallen for the false left versus right paradigm for years-they are all pro war, pro steel toed boot nazi cops, they all work for the exact same billionaire warpig elites. No Thanks. I see it in terms of the super rich paying the rich to propagandize the middle class into debating wedge issues, and also pour their tv programmed scorn and blame and hate on the poor. 

The desert cowboy next door, who’s in conflict with slick, fly by night, outta state developers, and the city hall code enforcers, who don’t like the looks of his desert southwest eccentric rock and cactus garden, with all the old metal signs and found objects, well, his dead dad had money, so he probably still has way more blind faith in the system than I do. He does not even have an attorney, good luck finding one who aint in bed with the rich here, but he thinks some judge is going to reward him, because city hall keeps sending armed goon squads and lady title havers to pace in circles in front of his house and subsequently, my house as well. Giant cops give us the stinkeye from the end of my driveway for having the audacity to be outside while they do their hokey-pokey and I actually do my best to try to keep my Curious George restless kid inside, while these lady asshole bureaucrats who all think they are very important, talk on their cell phones to other bureaucrats, who think they’re very important, and date these ripoff small business owners who think they are not only very omportant, but also, INDIE MARTYRS even as they gouge the fuck outta all their customers, meanwhile, the bored aggressor, hot n sweaty cops touch their weapons, spoiling for some kinda butch violence. These ongoing provocations are just considered everyday business as usual, by middle class people who inherited property and college tuitions. To me, it’s ugly and insane abuse on the part of the status quo, but everybody’s always, always just A-okay applepie all okeydokey with it cause they think we deserve to be hassled for living on the bad side of town, and I have no say about anything, they can take my kids, take my songs, whatever they want, these greedyass Godless Fauntleroy poser hipsters, because I have no money or power, I don’t think any judge is going to admit this nonstop bullying is wrong, let alone, ever give the artsy cowboy any financial compensation for his troubles that negatively affect the whole neighborhood. As a parent of a teen on the Autism Spectrum, it is of special worry and concern when these uniformed enforcers are now routinely sent to stand in front of our house every few days, as a provocation or intimidation tactic, because one need only type “autistic shot by cops” into any search engine to see how often these unaccountable, militarized professional bullies harm and or kill innocent disabled people in this shithole country. Everyday, yo. Motherfuckin Karens keep thanking the men in uniform for their service. So yeah, I complain about it to my neighbors and they all get nervous because they are all so conditioned to make believe this kinda needless, senseless, unscrupulous black hand extortion, pyramid scheme gentrification bullshit is just all daisies diversity and airbandb wokeness for gentrified privilege or some shit. I can’t stand ’em. People I grew up with just got on board, are in the pocket of the corrupt powers, everytime. Like a woman I used to know and her trendy rich landlord friends, who all moved en masse into a black neighborhood where the cops were called incessantly to round up and relocate hundreds of black people for petty victimless violations, so the upwardly mobile white hipsters could feel ever more safe n cozy at their overnight juicebars and reefer boutiques. Insane shit. They’re all worried about what Lyn Cheney (D) says about Qshaman or Super Scientist Elon Musk and Fauchi wanting to send more monkeypox shots or extra additional billions every three days for weaponry to Zelensky, but they do not, have not, will not, ever, ever, ever care about what happens to lesser than thou, poor people in the USA USA unless it’s a college person being offended by unwoke jokes or disinformation unapproved by secret police and shit. 

   I intentionally came to the desert to get away from greedhead, dollar worshipping, money whores and their brute force class gestapo, and here they come again, wherever we travel, just a beat and a half right behind us, the fucking gentrifiers. I can’t stand those fucking people. Big money Bossman Springsteen charging $4500 for a fucking concert ticket? In Lima, Ohio, crack hookers only charge $7 for a blowjob, according to some people I used to know, one dude told me he only ever paid in quarters, can you even faintly imagine some millionaire motherfucker still strutting around feeling sorry for himself cause his old man was emotionally unavailable to him in the late fifties, pretending to be some kinda working class hero who “identifies” with firemen, but wants $4,500 for rich boomers to watch him, listen to himself act all broody and anguished about some long gone fifties machismo past and tell some moody stories about his dad out in the garage workin’ on some car and sing some song about firemen, or the highway, again? I dunno, man. I thought Little Steven said he was not gonna play Sun City. Everything Springsteen and U2 do nowadays REEKS of playing “Sun City” to me. Same as the Stones, don’t they wanna play for somebody BESIDES hedge fund managers and their awful One Percent children? I think Dylan sold his publishing cause he was made an offer he could not refuse. Fleetwood Mac-ya know the whole industry is controlled by some shady elites. Motley Crue-they’ve all sold their publishing for big money, and were probably told “or else”, kinda creepy, though-ya know? All of ’em are workin’ for the Clampdown. All of ’em, remember when they put that mook-y goober Dave Grohl into the Clash tribute lineup, like he was some kinda heir to the Clash? This is a fuckedup world, man. I aint even gonna play Manitoba’s. I aint even gonna play Coney Island High, Bowery Electric, or the Redwood, you feel me? In the immortal words of a righteous and heroic rocknroll prophet, “They’re stabbing our brothers and our sisters in the back, we got to say, I, I, I, I, I I, I aint gonna play Sun City.”

DESERT DOGS AND SUNBURN

Covid clampdowns killed off the last few lingering smalltown businesses except for farmer store and bigbox and some fake stores that are just boomer hobbies, “open by chance” the sign in the door says-you know-wife boutiques only open 12 hours a week, that kinda bullshit-tourist traps. Junk shop ran by overpricing old man as an excuse to hit on young women traveling through from outta town. It’s hot in the desert, my face and shoulders are sun burnt, my wife got me an electronic gadget that’s supposed to help deter unleashed Pitbull attacks that keep happening everytime we go on walks. I should be allowed to walk to the fucking river without fearing for my life, but all the desert crazy retirees leave their dogs unfenced to control the landscape, it’s fucking crazy, all these people whose only family member or associate is their attack dog, they refuse to keep leashed. My kid does a whole routine about ’em: “She’s a rescue dog but I always say she rescued ME!” Nothing’s opened here on Mondays or as I call it, Double Sunday. I will try not to get dog bit, my camera aint workin’ so I’ll see deer or bunnies, everytime I aint got my camera, that’s when the wildlife comes out! I gotta get outta this fucking chair for awhile, in spite of all the danger from nutty meth heads and pitbulls and militia creeps and really psychotic new age psychic divorcee feud craving bored spinsters. Muscleman won’t leave my old lady alone, now he’s going through disabled my kid, insistently offering to train him in the art of musclemanning. Dude has a wife. These old man are all creeps.

Lawmaker says private DNA databases could be hacked to produce bioweapons to target specific people (reclaimthenet.org)

“Octogenarian House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has decided to spend her final years on this mortal coil trying to start World War Three, pushing the Biden administration to designate Russia an official “state sponsor of terrorism” and planning a freakishly incendiary trip to Taiwan just in the last few days.

Beijing has made it clear that the first visit to Taiwan by a major US official in decades would be seen as an aggressive escalation and an egregious transgression of Washington’s official one-China policy.

“The U.S. side is wrong to believe that it can continue to flagrantly disregard the feelings of the Chinese side on Taiwan without more serious consequences,” a Chinese official told the Washington Post in response to the news of Pelosi’s planned trip in August, adding that “actors like Nancy Pelosi are committed to destabilizing China under the guise of morality” and that Pelosi has “openly threatened China’s development.”

Chinese state media put it even more bluntly, stating, “Pelosi’s Taiwan visit is a blatant provocation which will surely be met with a forceful response from China, including unprecedented military pressure. She is creating a dangerous moment, placing us on the brink of war. Nobody can guarantee there will be no mishaps.”

.@SpeakerPelosi. Nancy, I’ll go with you. I’m banned in China, but not freedom-loving Taiwan. See you there!

— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) July 24, 2022

Pelosi’s insane escalation is finding support from some of the worst people on this planet, many of them from the other side of America’s illusory political divide.

“Nancy, I’ll go with you,” tweeted the Trump administration’s warmongering secretary of state and CIA director Mike Pompeo. “I’m banned in China, but not freedom-loving Taiwan. See you there!”

“It is my personal view that the one-China policy has outlived its usefulness, that it is time to move away from strategic ambiguity,” the Trump administration’s secretary of defense Mark Esper said in the wake of the news of Pelosi’s visit during a meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen.

“I think it’s important that we begin that national discussion [on strategic ambiguity] back in the United States. It would help us educate the American people if we can also point to bold decisions being made in Taipei,” Esper added, an apparent call for open domestic propaganda about the issue.

“I think China should not have any say over where American officials travel. I think if the Speaker wants to go she should go,” Esper said on CNN’s New Day.

“Speaker Pelosi absolutely should take a bipartisan congressional delegation to Taiwan,” tweeted former Republican House speaker Newt Gingrich. “I am the highest ranking US official to visit Taiwan. John Dingell and other Democrats joined GOP members. Communist China cannot dictate a Speakers travel!”

“Would it surprise you to learn that Nancy Pelosi got a round of applause at a meeting of the Trump-backed America First Policy Institute?” journalist Michael Tracey tweeted from the meeting on Monday. “Because that’s exactly what just happened, when Newt Gingrich declared support for her upcoming trip to Taiwan.”

Would it surprise you to learn that Nancy Pelosi got a round of applause at a meeting of the Trump-backed America First Policy Institute? Because that’s exactly what just happened, when Newt Gingrich declared support for her upcoming trip to Taiwan. “I commend Nancy,” said Newt pic.twitter.com/FJ1Xh8H0PK

— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) July 25, 2022

“Speaker Pelosi should go to Taiwan and President Biden should make it abundantly clear to Chairman Xi that there’s not a damn thing the Chinese Communist Party can do about it,” Republican Senator Ben Sasse said on Monday. “No more feebleness and self-deterrence. This is very simple: Taiwan is an ally and the speaker of the House of Representatives should meet with the Taiwanese men and women who stare down the threat of Communist China.”

Taiwan is in fact not a formal ally under current US policy, but that’s exactly what all these calls to abandon the one-China policy and strategic ambiguity are geared toward changing.

Sasse’s comments are particularly annerving because they suggest that if the Biden administration does anything to deter Pelosi’s Taiwan brinkmanship it will be weaponized by the GOP to attack Biden as a puppet of Xi Jinping. This would be an exact inversion of the way the Democratic Party spent four years using accusations of Kremlin loyalty to put political pressure on the Trump administration to ramp up cold war escalations against Russia, which helped pave the way to the dangerous aggressions between those two nuclear powers we now see today.

We’re already seeing these frenzied accusations of Beijing loyalty from Republican spinmeisters like Tucker Carlson, which is something I warned would happen under a Biden presidency before the 2020 election.

https://t.co/SeCQFhvCqE https://t.co/OK4S29If7l pic.twitter.com/FckO0SU2ZC

— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) July 13, 2022

When it comes to China, the so-called “populist right” is in lockstep with both Nancy Pelosi and with murderous neoconservatives like Bill Kristol, Max Boot and John Bolton. Steve Bannon’s support for regime change in Beijing is indistinguishable from Bill Kristol’s support for regime change in Beijing. You will never, ever see a Trump supporter address this perfect harmony between their faction and neocons and liberal hawks with any degree of intellectual honesty.

In reality, though Democrats tend to lean more toward supporting aggressions against Russia while Republicans lean more toward favoring aggressions against China, they’re both just manufacturing consent for the same unipolarist agenda of total global domination. They pretend to be on opposing sides, but if you ignore the narratives and just look at the actions what you see is a steadily escalating “great power competition” designed to facilitate the US empire’s longstanding agenda of securing unipolar planetary hegemony at all cost.

The drums of war are growing louder and louder, and the psychopaths who feed off it are growing more and more aroused. Let’s hope this evil empire ends as soon as possible in as peaceful a manner as possible, before these freaks get us all killed.”

(-Caitlin Johnstone)

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Ember’s Flame “Rock This”

Finnish band EMBER’S FLAME released a quite appetizing single a few months ago, so logically they couldn’t stop after that and had to convert the try. This is what they achieved with this very good album. “Dreams” could have been featured on a best of Power Ballad compilation 30 years ago, but the other songs surf on the hard rock’n’roll wave in a masterly manner.
It’s hard to choose one song rather than another one on this very homogeneous record though I have to admit that songs like “Cold Case Unit”, “Mindless Days” or “Glance” have this little thing that often make a great album. A little BACKYARD BABIES, a touch of HURRYGANES and HELLACOPTERS mixed to a good dose of savoir-faire make “Rock This” a powerful album but also a melodic one. This might sound like an easy recipe, but it’s an incredibly efficient one. An excellent one even./Franckie.PS: By the way, Andy McCoy produced this album and I don’t think he’s the kind of guy who gets involved into a project without due consideration…http://www.embersflame.com/