GUTTER GOSPEL: LEE CAMP, SABBY SABS, DAVID SWANSON, JIMMY DORE, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO FUN? ZUCKERBERG & GATES STILL SUCK, A “FREE PRESS” DOES NOT MEAN JUST PENTAGON SOURCED/VETTED/APPROVED “NEWS” THAT AOC LIKES. FREE SPEECH DOES NOT HAVE TO BE WARM & FUZZY, OR CRUNCHY GRANOLA. THE SQUAD ARE IN THE POCKET OF THE WAR MACHINE. IT’S THE FAUX WOKE FAUXGRESSIVES WHO ARE SLEEPING. ALI, 63 MONROE, WEDNESDAY, VERONICA, FREE ASSANGE, F THE WAR PARTY, KATIE HALPER, WHITNEY WEBB, LOVE THE B52’S, LEFTARDS, PASSING OUT CUPCAKES WHILE TRIPPING WITH KY MIKE OR PUSHING HIS CAR UPHILL IN THE SNOW, SHITLIBS NOW HATE THE KENNEDYS, LOVE THE BUSH/CHENEYS, WHEN DID BERNIE BECOME HILLARY’S OBEDIENT “RUSSIAGATE” PRO WAR ECHO CHAMBER? (Pub-crawling through the Memory Gutter with your host, media watchdog, outaw singer, and dirtbag leftist dishwasher, GENERAL LABOR!)

“The Democrats want you to believe that they are ushering in a new generation of leadership by replacing Nancy Pelosi with Hakeem Jeffries, but the only thing they’re doing is replacing one corporate sellout with another corporate sellout. I don’t ever want to hear again that Joe Biden and the Democrats are on the side of the working class after their betrayal of railroad workers who are simply fighting for paid sick leave.” (-Ryan Knight)

“The Democrats are an anti-union party just as much as Republicans, and I’m past ready for people to understand this and move accordingly. None of these politicians are truly fighting for workers. They’ll sell us out every time. Yep, even the squad and y’alls forever president.” (-Ashley Stevens)

JIMMY DORE WAS RIGHT THE WHOLE TIME!

“It’s 2022 and we have railroad workers that can’t get paid sick leave. And it’s not just them. Too many Americans go to work sick because they don’t have paid sick leave. All our government cares about is money.” (-Sabby Sabs)

“This message has to stretch far and wide.

Please directly message and/or call any railway workers you know.Since this is something that could set a precedent in the whole labor movement-

this kind of wildcat strike COULD be one that draws solidarity actions from other unions in the form of physically helping the strike line to keep scabs out, or blocking trains w trucks & buses etc And the strike has to be militant to keep scabs out.” (-Boots Riley)

“In the US, protestors are beaten, arrested, disappeared, and killed routinely.

In the 1960s and 70s, dozens of Black activists in the Black Panther Party were killed or jailed, some for the rest of their life. If China is “authoritarian,” then what is the United States?” (-Danny Haiphong)

“An investigation just came out showing Congress was involved in heavy insider trading with information they got concerning the pandemic. Yet again we see that we live in a Kleptocracy – rule by thieves. Insider trading is illegal when done by regular citizens but not when done by members of Congress. For a moment Congress pretended they were going to fix this problem with the STOCK Act but then they gutted it so that their criminal behavior could continue.” (-Lee Camp)

“Humbly, I have done over a hundred investigations, analysis and reporting on counterintelligence, internal security and HUMINT. I have been following Whitney Webb for over a year. In my opinion, she is one of the most brilliant, thorough and courageous journalists today.” (-Kevin Shipp)

REVEALED: Congress’ Pandemic Insider Trading (rumble.com)

Dr. Jill Stein🌻 on Twitter: “Not a labor president. Not a peace president. Not an anti-nuke president. Not a climate president. https://t.co/nOUm8rJJOP” / Twitter

Dr. Jill Stein🌻 on Twitter: “3/ To deliver the assurance voters deserve, PA should abide by the legally binding settlement agreement, with transparent public audits conducted according to best practices. Voters in PA – & across the nation – deserve nothing less! From @VerifiedVoting: https://t.co/ht3uJY4AQB” / Twitter

Ajamu Baraka on Twitter: “DeSantis is new darling of liberal media.” / Twitter

Ben Norton on Twitter: “EU leaders are furious that the US is making lots of money from the proxy war in Ukraine, by selling weapons and expensive natural gas Meanwhile European industries are being destroyed as high energy prices and US subsidies push its companies to leave https://t.co/aqrz1CUSHP” / Twitter

“Good to see someone protesting the NY Times’ festival of war criminals and financial predators.

Netanyahu, Zelensky, Larry Fink and SBF on the same stage. Where is the antiwar movement?” (-Max Blumenthal)

People like me used to be able to congregate in the big cities and collaborate with like minded weirdos, ya know? People like me were even able to succeed in the genrations before ours, a big part of that was in forging communities with other outcast black sheep in locations where there is affordable living space, in pooling resources and sharing rehearsal spaces and shit like that. Everybody was scrapin’ their action togther with like duct tape and some furniture dragged in off the street, we were all just scavengers navigating a bombed out war zone but we had the otther black hole kids and we relied on each other, the rappers influenced the new wavers and vice versa, the clothing designers were helping the film makers and everybody did indie media and improvised their own right now inventions. It was way more alive back then and way more seemed possible. Wendy Wild used to get me in the Pyramid when I was a kid and nobody ever carded anybody at the Wah Wah Hut or Downtown Beirut, or almost anywher in NY until Giuliani started goin’ after Limelite for too many drug dealers, I loved dirty old NY in the 80’s-everybody was cool back then. ya know? Everybody looked like Sigue Sigue Sputnik times Liquid Sky back when I was a runaway and among the old punks there was a long tradition of cooperation and mutual aid. We were all in it together. People were happy to help. The Ramones helped the Deadboys meet their future manager-that’s how it used to be. Now, only rich people can live in the big cities and nobody helps anybody, except for other rich people. So I tried to get away from the evil forces of gentrification but they are always two steps behind me, even in a dead end, wind blown, monsoon faded, river stinks, brutal weather all year round, no hope, remote little graveyard town. All the businesses closed during Covid, but the tiny elite clique of hotel and art gallery and one bar owning millionaires, they fill the downtown retail window spaces up with art junk just to make it look like there are twenty businesses on that street  but only about five of them are ever open. The rest are just property hoarders who prefer to not rent any secondary spaces to poor people, they’re just showing off some of their collectible old junk or art collections in retail spaces that are only open at once a month art walks, or oftentimes, never opened, not in the four or five years I’ve been here, anyway. Some smoke n mirror hucksters keep saying the town is booming, on the mend, making a big shitlib cukecumber water slurping, glorious comeback, and becoming a thriving tourist destination overnight, but that’s just wishful thinking hoopla coming from five developers and airbandb owners who are all fly by nights I don’t expect to be here much longer. They’ll do their usual bullshit cashgrabs, and move on. It’s too dead dull for city slickers here, who are used to non stop stimulation, there’s no strip joint here, no Ikea, or Home Depot, or rock concerts or anything, really-lotsa dirt and cactus, three gas stations, two hardware stores, a couple fast food businesses and a ridiculously jackedup and overpriced captive audience Wal Mart. 

Wal Mart has us hostage, only place to go. The other local store has lettuce for $5 a head and Cheezit’s are $7. Wal Mart is the only game in town, where kids have to go to be social. That aint entertaining for those landlordly bourgeoise artisinal middle class people who wanna be seen, wanna be celebrities. The truth is the town is full of old broken down properties and going broke, sick and elderly old people. Alot of drugs are coming in and capturing preteens and teenagers. The restaurants keep dying off, one by one, cause nobody has that kindof money anymore-to eat out with. A fucking hamburger’s nine dollars, now. You can’t buy your kid a pack of chips-they’re four bucks. Only thing that’s stayed affordable is the soda pop that makes everybody fat and diabetic. There’s no real jobs, you can’t pay rent with minimum wage. Property owners want $99 a night for a tiny room, two hundred a week at the ninety nine dollar hotel, you dig?  Disintegrating shitholes go for between eight hundred and two grand a month, I mean to rent a tiny place, we’re talking mobile homes, trailers in the desert. Ya know where I used to live there was a beautiful old hippie couple, they used to run a hotel until the man had a stroke, now his wife has to help him do everything, walks him, she obviously loves him very much. I always see them carrying bags of groceries because they have no car, someone was killed like right next door to them, so they are in my prayers alot. They have always reminded my wife and I of ourselves, if we are both still alive here, in twenty years. They always give me and my kid the peace sign. Like I said, beautiful. There’s a garage where I live now so I’ve made it my escapist work space. I been creating a little retreat in my spare time, an elder goth book haven, an eighties cassette tapes hideout, where I can get some briefest respite from loud teen media blare and bad trip hypnoscreens, there’s a big scotch tape photograph and old magazine pinups collage of all my saints lookin’ over me, it’s been kinda cold out there, but peace and quiet is nice every once in awhile. I’m pretty stressedout lately, we had to withdraw our kid from the local public school when the disability classoom teacher kept calling the cops on the kid for being disruptive in a disability classroom, nine times she did this, even though he has an IEP plan, an Autism protocol, they are expected to follow by law. The Sports Team there were all caught on video sexually assaulting a male pre teen last year, and all that happened was they fired one assistant coach, like he was the one who did it. Now, there has been a big drug bust at his former school, and fifteen year old females he was on a bad news bears basketball team with three or four years ago, are being taken away in cop cars. They found a 51 year old lady’s dead body in the street of my old neighborhood, maybe two blocks from our old front door, on the street that nice hippie couple live on, and at first there was some concerned citizen eyewitness chat on social media about it, but that thread was all taken down by a tourist industry focused online administrator, who thought it reflected poorly on the town, and no one has been forthcoming about how she died , certainly not in her obitary, in spite of initial second hand chatter about how police suspected foul play or murder could have been involved, there’s no real news paper of any merit here, so you mostly hear gossip from bored old nosey, know it all neighbors, bored attention seekers, who are usually wrong. There is an American Psycho kid in my town, going around and unremorsefully doing harm to his classmates, you know–one of those winning Kendoll predators who goes around doing egregious harm to his peer group, while having all his crimes swept under the carpet by his overindulgent and unconditionally protective and influential upper class winebox yoga mom. So yeah all these kids are having real issues and adverse reactions to his abusing them. Little towns can be as crazy as the big cities, it’s just all better hidden, I guess, kept buried by the image oriented, appearance based people with city council jobs or hotel investments. You shoulda seen all the sports parents making excuses online for their basketball team sexually assaulting a kid on the school bus and in the locker room, repeatedly. All that usual USA USA rah rah go team is some nutty shit, my brothers and sisters and friends of the revolution. Wrong is wrong no matter what uniform someone is wearing. I been sayin’ that my whole life. The peers though are spellbound by Halftime and game day delivery super specials. 

Since I was a new wave kid in Adam Ant makeup and a leather jacket, trying to spike my hair up like Billy Idol or Duran Duran or Flock Of Seagulls and Charlie Sexton, I’ve been getting shit from both sides-the dumb, hatepig, talk radio, gun nut rednecks and their bullying, queerbashing, conservative idiot, cannon fodder, future corrections guard, wrestling team sons (I got a song called “Fat Fucks In White Trucks”) and also the Hillary feminist, power seeking administrative, P.M.R.C. etiquette, country club privilege mongers who want to behavior modify me into compliance, the Kall That Kops Karens who watch Oprah and Dr. Phil and think mass incarcerating Kamala Harris is some kinda beacon for civil rights, they might not get out of their oversized vehicle with their tire iron to have a bash when they disapprove of my objectionable presence, but they’ve used all their snitch power to enlist others to do the dirty work for ’em-their football player fratboy sons, or stupidly aggressive men in uniforms, who they always summon to expel, evict, suspend, detain, or otherwise hassle, harrass, harrangue and step on my blue suede shoes. Not sure if Condoleeza Rice or Gina Haspel or Lyn Cheney are really any nicer or more woke or progessive or humane than Mike Pence, Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConell or Dick Cheney, at this point. I feel like the Good Ole Boy patriarchy, the permanent ruling class, the One Percent, campaign funding shadow barons and tech-billionaires with all the money and the deep intelligence ties and Ivy League educations. who really control everything are even surprised they are having so much more success by trotting out a token gay CIA spook to fix software bean counts, or a non binary genderfluid anime chick in a pink gluitter unicorn backpack and quirky animal hat to kill the raise the minimum wage under the cover of her being woke and scientific and diverse while she does it. That’s no progress, they are regressive, damaging tools of power, just identity muppets, empty suits, models, brand logos and put into office by that Klaus Schwab Future Leaders School. Keep an eye on Kyrsten Sinema, they are preparing her to do some more badly damaging and dastardly shit under cover of her sexual identity. I don’t care about no one’s sexual preference. Content of character, not the color of your skin, is what is important, your dietary choices or zodiac sign or favorite brand or medication or sexual position aint really nothin’ to do with me. From my little corner of the universe, the body parts and shades of skin tone and bumper stickers and surfaces matter alot less than the character inside, and manners you treat people with. To paraphrase Diamond David Lee Roth, it aint my business what’s on anybody’s breath after midnight, but manners count-how you treat people. The ruling class have weaponized not only the civil rights lexicon against the people, but they’ve totally misused tokenism/identity politricks, propping up some people of color, ushering a hand full of females, and gay people upfront, allowing them to have more visibility than ever, but it’s all just a ruse, a marketing hoax, window dressing, if the visible members of traditionally marginalized classes are now just in-on the jailing and spying and droning and censoring and child caging, that aint progress. They’ve just co signed to knowingly do wrong to their own fellow beings for money and some title. They’re like black cops. As James Baldwin said, “a cop is a cop”. I see ’em as inhumane class traitors, sellouts, frauds, Aunt Mammies and Uncle Toms. Ajamau Baraka of the Black Alliance For Peace calls the darker hued sellouts who say they care about people, but their votes show they just work for The Man, he calls ’em the black misleadership class, like Corey Booker who is just the face of big pharma in Congress-he’s no friend of the black community. I think of all those smiling butch lady soldiers giving the thumbs up next to dead bodies, or piles of naked and dehumanized Muslim men who were tortured at Gitmo and the only person who went to jail was the whistle blower, John Kirakou and the sicko Florida governor they wanna run for president was in on it. At Gitmo, gleeful. Happy cheerleade standing in the frontow with his big titlke and shit eating grin. That’s just sinster if you ask me. Outright evil. Man, who cares if those lady torturers were gay or female or of multiracial ethnicity ? They are torturers. I liked what Jesse Ventura had to say about torturing people (it’s never okay) better than anybody on the fake-left/corporate centrist side who thinks torture is alright and okeydokey, s’long as Lyn Cheney says it is. Justy cause she said “Orange Man Bad” a buncha times on tv. All the fake progressives who campaigned on universal housing and free healthcare and free college and student debt forgiveness and defunding racist police, those same people are now promoting laws against public protests, passing big gigantic inflated budgets for more spying, more censorship, more imperial proxy war based on lies, more black ops, more psy ops, more jails, more cops, more billion dollar giveaways to foreign puppet governments, while old people I know are without heat in the cold, and people are getting kicked out of their trailers by diverse people in uniforms with nightsticks where I live, and Denny’s where the old people used to go and have breakfast and read the newspaper even closed, and no one can afford the groceries which have tripled. Almost everybody seems crazy and dangerous to me. When the honky sports moms wanna come for you, they think it’s for your own good. They’re gonna impose their beliefs on you as a philanthropic act of service. The old racists and ranchers are more easily avoided, I just stay away from the Moose Lodge and VFW Hall. You can usually see ’em comin’ with their big white pointy hats and gowns and torches. I avoid ’em all.This song’s going out to everyone who keeps boastfully voting for election rigging warpigs, torturers, secret police kidnappers, secret police control of all mass media, union busters, and vote blue no matter who Wall Street saboteurs who won’t raise the minimum wage, or stop mas evictions and utilities ripoffs, or trillion dollar giveaways to weapon manufacturers guised as “helping (destroy) Ukraine”. 

pete seeger which side are you on – YouTube

Ep.58: Biden BLOCKS Rail Strike | SABBY SABS (callin.com)

The Pentagon fails its fifth audit in a row – Responsible Statecraft

USA’s Military Empire: A Visual Database – World BEYOND War

My only connection to her was that she dated Dennis Wilson, but God Best Her Soul. (RIP)

Fleetwood Mac Singer-Keyboardist Christine McVie Has Died at 79 (loudwire.com)

“Notice that congress and biden are not entertaining the idea of forcing rail companies to accept the railway workers demands in order to avert a strike.” (-Boots Riley)

Liberal hypocrites now oppose interminable lockdowns in China after supporting them in their home countries and demonizing those who protested them.” (-Max Blumenthal)

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“Unfortunately the Left had no awkward questions about the Corporate Pharmaceutical takeover of public health policy during the Pandemic.

They enabled it. ” (-Norman AKA Dapper Rapper)

What Industrial Ag Gets Wrong and How Regenerative Farming Can Fix It: Joe Rogan Chats With 4th-Generation Farmer Will Harris • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

“Joe Biden will not be running for President in 2024. Republicans & Democrats will pass his bill to strip workers of power, but enough Republicans will oppose it to pretend they support the working class, that they will again strip working class voters from the Democratic Party.” (-Old Woman Seeking Justice)

“Joe Biden is a Ronald Reagan Democrat. This is who the Democratic Party is. They are full-on Republicans who will always side with their rich pals while decimating the working class.

So glad I didn’t vote for this disgusting piece of shit.” (-Leila Charles Leigh)

“THIS is who Joe Biden is. We were screaming this in 2019 & all through 2020 but all we heard was “Orange Man Bad” – Blue MAGA just as bad as Red MAGA” (-Indie Left News)

Full sellout from the White House for the majority of rail workers who rejected the deal the President brokered, preemptively denying them the right to strike. This was the “which side are you on?” moment, and the White House chose the railroad bosses.” (-Jonah Furman)

“Once again we see how similar Biden is to Trump on a multitude of issues. The difference between the two are near nonexistent. Yet some will say “Biden is slightly better” My question is: ON WHAT?!” (-Jay Befaunt)

If congress tries 2break railway workers power by trying to legally force them to take a deal they don’t want- Railway workers must disobey congress and strike anyway. Congress and rail companies will cry about it and railway workers will win. It’ll probably have 2b a wildcat.” (-Boots Riley)

The People’s Party on Twitter: “Jimmy Dore: It’s a class war https://t.co/ROIWnJ9Ysw” / Twitter

“Gee whiz, won’t it be great when the CIA gets to tell us directly what experimental whatever we have to inject into ourselves and our children in order to stay employed and travel?” (-Whitney Webb)

The CIA May Be More Useful Than the CDC in Next Epidemic | American Enterprise Institute – AEI

^ “FYI – ex FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb (who wrote this drivel) is on the board of a CIA linked company that is poised to play a major role in any post-Covid biosecurity crisis (whether manufactured or real) -(Whitney Webb)

RNA for Moderna’s Omicron Booster Manufactured by CIA-Linked Company (unlimitedhangout.com)

Interview with Author Whitney Webb – Viva Frei Live! (rumble.com)

Whitney Webb on Twitter: “NEW -In this review of Mattias Desmet’s The Psychology of Totalitarianism, a group of psychologists have argued that what we have observed in the Covid era is the Psychology of Atrocity & further argue that the “mass formation” theory is counter productive https://t.co/2wTY6g7VrL” / Twitter

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! I SALUTE YOU! 

I wish I could buy you some free Denny’s to thank you for all you gave, but the economy’s so bad in the southwest, even the Denny’s closed down. Of course I mean, saying thank you some more to the B-52’s. 

Ya know I ask myself why I keep sewing together these longwinded raving columns here for such a small circle of friends who probably mostly disagree with everything I say in our old age here, I guess because I’m so concerned about almost no real resistance existing to the Billionaire Agenda, and I’m horrified how almost everyone I see, or ever thought I knew, seems to be in some kinda crazy delusional denial. Everybody’s in a dream they were handed by The Man. Most of that shit aint even real. Hard to find new allies as we get old, I think for me at least, I’ve been burned so many times, that even when some people seem to be exceeding my expectations somewhat, apparently even endeavoring to be square and fair, and honorable and keep their word with my little traveling gypsy troupe, I’m still leery, on edge, kinda suspicious, and probably way too quick to judge, I’m guarded and skeptical nowadays, a side effect from being lied to all the time. I’m perpetually expecting some safe or piano to fall on me, always waiting for the other shoe to fall. Like I got these severe prejudices against rich people ya know, especially investment-property owners, or self proclamed woke people or philanthropists, so like when any landlord appears to be acting humanely towards myself and loved ones, I kinda get all my spidey senses tingling, like what? What’s up with that? We got our security deposit back after cleaning the old trailer we spent a long time in and I was SHOCKED. that is UNPRECEDENTED! Like I said, in my tumultuous travels when somebody gives me something with one hand, they’re usually trying to rob me somehow with the other, so I got a high vigilance and a low trust for empire havers and people with all the cards who wield too much power over all of us, ya know? Shitlib college people do not believe in equality-they believe in hierarchy-ranks and titles and special privileges only meant to be enjoyed by their posh Sneetchy selves. Only time ya ever heard the phrase healthy distrust of authority from mean ex liberals is when they were promoting untested and experimental products on behalf of big business. I have that distrust all the time. I found out the hardest way. People tend to abuse power, even and especilly if they were like, no nukes and save the whales sloganeers, way back in college. If I was a rich airbandb owning, collector scum, landlordly shit-lib, I’d be making hotel reservations and flying to Vegas to see the beautiful B-52’s say their fond farewells. To me, the B-52’s personify every good and righteous and right on value of the sixties, seventies, and eighties, the era the media manipulators are so keen on revising ala Trial of the Chicago 7 accuracy: fact vs. fiction in Aaron Sorkin’s Netflix movie. (slate.com) or weaponizing or co-opting or erasing. They were just really nice people, friends, who wanted to have fun and entertain each other-they lived in a little place with some real cool retro second hand surplus and they really created a whole spontaneous magic realm that grew out of their sixties go go day-glo fashion choices and appreciation of Flintstones Futurama and Jetsons jetsetting. I mean the most important thing to me about the B52’s is their realness, the down home sincerity. Nice people who believe in getting along, setting an example, being groovy. Not being mean and full of shit and lying all the time. They were about creating community. Bringing outsiders in. I will always love them for that and know in my heart that the whole punk rock tradition that I invested in, aspired to and clumbsily continue trying to fly the flag for all came from their example. There’s another side to punk that has to do with slamdancing and male bonding and Owning The Most Framed Stuff, writing books about beating people up in the parking lot of some club in the seventies, I don’t have very much to do with that side, those guys just seemed like dumb jocks and dudes with socks on their dicks to me, frat row people, gym memebership havers, spray tanners, I’m not much inclined to even go down their streets no more. Frat Row kinda sucks, ya know? But yeah, the old B-52’s stuff, man…! You ever see ’em live? They are still like one big rockin’; house party, same as the Fleshtones. I like fun, personally. This world needs a little more good natured fun lovers and kooky mixed drinks and freaky attire and old time dancing, every once in awhile. They were never stupid, though, ya know? It was all always shot with light, coolness, inclusivity, tolerance, generosity of spirit, full of heart. That’s my kinda scene. I love the B-52’s. When we were teens I think a few of us tried our best to turn the B-52’s kitchey, lampshade on the head, paisley pajama, bigwig kookiness into our whole way of life. We did okay for awhile. Pretty good run, actually. A good ten years of whacky hijinks and zaney escapades. I was one of the few who did not “grow out of it”. It was not my slumming “college phase”, or anything like that. I was not some cultural tourist, just visiting. I’m signed on for life, as Billy Idol once sang. Man I had some new wave friends named Beth W. and Patti B., who shared my love for alla that. Hather and Lisa Thing, Steffani and Jenna. I’d call ’em up, if I could.

The B-52’s – Love Shack (With The Wild Crowd!: Live in Athens, GA) – YouTube

The B-52’s – Kate Pierson – YouTube

The B-52’s – Party Out of Bounds – Rock in Rio 1985 – YouTube

B-52s – Dance This Mess Around – Live – YouTube

The B-52’s – Give Me Back My Man – 11/7/1980 – Capitol Theatre (Official) – YouTube

B-52’s Mesopotamia – YouTube

The B-52’s to Wrap Up Farewell Tour With Las Vegas Shows (spin.com)

Jimmy Dore on Twitter: “Proud To Be On This Journey With You! #Medicare4All #ForceTheVote” / Twitter

“Remember when Obama was supposed to end the wars but he started 5 more?” (-Revolutionary Blackout Network)

Krystal Ball on Twitter: “Under Trump the National Labor Relations Board was staffed with anti-union zealots and committed to union busting. This is a small but important first step. There is no working class movement without a strong labor movement. https://t.co/fNsfmA1oxR” / Twitter

The People Who SOLD US HARM REDUCTION | Joe Biden Union Busting | Progressives SOLD Labor Out / Twitter

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO FUN?

Yeah I get it, I know I’m old fashioned. I wrote a song called “Oldies Station”. You should hear, it’s pretty good, really. Another band that means everything to somebody like me is CANDY! I mean, they said it all before I ever could. They toured with Rick Springfield, made a perfect pop record, had a perfect logo, looked cool, they were like my generation’s Beach Boys or Raspberries. That part where they’re singing, “I wanna know! I wanna know!” That still says it all, man. I dunno what happened to the life I recognize-the clothes, the hair, the magazines, the clubs, the music, where has it all gone? I still believe in preserving life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. What happened to the Delta House I used to know? 

CANDY – Whatever Happened To Fun… (1985) – YouTube

Candy – whatever happened to fun…(full album) – YouTube

Candy: ‘Whatever Happened To Fun’ – Sleaze Roxx

“Biden and the Democrats are on the side of capital — not workers.” (-Left Voice)

Margaret Kimberley on Twitter: “Harm reduction, pushing Biden left, blah, blah, blah.” / Twitter

Europe Accuses U.S. Of War Profiteering Off Ukraine – YouTube

“You should’ve know the guy that constantly shits on Socialism will bust up unions.” (-Unholy Rom 3)

“Americans know the most violent, evil murderers in the world very well, because we voted for them. When the US and the EU decide to abandon Ukraine because they don’t need them anymore you’re gonna have a bunch of pissed off Nazis roaming around with billions worth of weapons looking for revenge. Good thing Zelensky is an actor with a production team or we might be able to see the puppet strings when he is on TV. C’mon now it’s 2022 and y’alll still falling for this democracy shit. Is Europe finally starting to figure out that the U.S. is screwing them over too? If you don’t know this war started 8 years ago, then our Gov’t has you right where they want you. If you don’t know this war started 8 years ago, then our Gov’t has you right where they want you.

Totally unaware of what is really happening or why and forced to rely on what they and their media feeds you as the truth, while they get you to fall for the old evil dictator scam. How about the United States stop messing around and causing trouble in other countries and do something crazy like making life better for our citizens? When Russia hits infrastructure it’s a war crime and when the US hits infrastructure it’s strategy. I know everybody wants to bury their heads in the sand now, but let me remind you that your Gov’t and Big Pharma were wrong and constantly lied to us about Covid and those doctors and scientists that they worked so hard to shut up, were right. Will Americans ever get smart enough to not get lied into wars? Over the past decades our Gov’t is even shocked at how easy it has been to lie to and manipulate our citizens into believing and doing whatever they say, in spite of reality obviously being the opposite and to make it worse to get those citizens to attack those telling the truth.”

(-Black In The Empire)

Black in the Empire on Twitter: “Many Democrats stayed silent about the fact that Biden was so close to segregationists that he gave the eulogy at Strom Thurmond’s funeral” / Twitter

Unwise, Unwanted, Unscrupulous Leaders Lionized at The New York Times DealBook Summit – Activist Post

New Documentary Offers Grunt’s View of War in Afghanistan During Its Last Nine Months | CovertAction Magazine

Itamar Ben-Gvir’s Appointment as Minister for National Security is Bad News For Palestinians, Humanity. (mintpressnews.com)

Ajamu Baraka on Twitter: “Colonized Palestinians don’t even have the right to bury their dead.” / Twitter

Eye-bouncing – “Solutions Watch” with James Corbett – Activist Post

FAME, FOOTLOOSE…(RIP) IRENE CARA

She made it happen: Irene Cara was the voice of ambition – both its power and limits | Salon.com

“Americans are so propagandized they don’t even seem to acknowledge these blatant contradictions made by our media ALL the time! Western media: China is an authoritarian country where dissent is not allowed 

Also Western media: omg look at these protests in China Western media: Russia is an authoritarian country where dissent is not allowed Also Western media: omg look at these protests in Russia.” (-Revolutionary Blackout Network)

Compton Jay on Twitter: ““Revolution is not a word to be afraid of because revolution is, ultimately , the most natural thing in the universe “ – Mumia Abu-Jamal https://t.co/deIyKlO4YA” / Twitter

“One of the biggest ironies surrounding the Ukraine > FTX > Democrat money laundering operation is that FTX’s underlying issues were exposed by the downturn in the economy, which was fueled by NATO’s suicidal sanctions on Russia. Their own policies helped expose their corruption. When they say “disinformation,” they mean “dissent.” I can understand not remembering the Iraq War & War on Terror.

I can understand not following politics closely enough to get NATO expansion, RussiaGate, mass censorship, Hunter Biden’s laptop, etc. But I can’t understand how anyone can believe the government & media after COVID.” (-Primo Radical)

Wave a magic wand and suddenly anti-lockdown protesters are no longer “COVID deniers” or conspiracy theorists when they happen to be in China” (-Michael Tracey)

This is a legacy defining moment for Joe Biden. He is going down as one of the biggest disappointments in labor history.” (-RAILROAD WORKERS UNITED)

What was once the best regulatory agency in the world now approves boosters in 20 yo men with prior covid without any credible data, abuses EUA authority, and tweets inappropriate, uninformative memes What a way to shred a reputation.” (-Vinay Prasad MD MPH) Let’s hear scientists with different Covid-19 views, not attack them – STAT (statnews.com)

Sabby Sabs (@SabbySabs2) / Twitter

“Catastrophic impact on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”: Extremist becomes Israeli security chief | Salon.com

I’M FROM KENTUCKY. I NEVER LIKED SPORTS BUT I ALWAYS LOVED ALI. THE GREATEST.

Biden, Pelosi, Obama-notice how they never stop praising Reagan and Bush? You saw when Gropey Joe put that big gold medal on war criminal Bush, right? When I was a little kid, I remember the older white people from my hometown really hated Ali and also Nader and Jane Fonda. That tank plant town in Ohio where I went to school, the older white fanatical hate group people there did not just hate me and Boy George and Annie Lennon, back in the day, but I remember when Spike Lee made that Malcolm X movie a little later on, they were livid, cause they still hate Malcom X. They still hate me and Nader, too. They really, really hated John Lennon. They are some hateful people. I avoid ’em as best as I can. I’ll tell ya what hurts was all the friends and loved ones who went with them, who followed the crowd, and stayed among the people in the bleachers just yelling for the hometeam to win, winning is all that matters in the middle of the Divided States Of Amnesia. Blue Oyster Cult said, “winning makes losers of us all”. Fucking high school sports is still something my old homies all talk about, it’s like half the so called “News” in that horrible, violence soaked tank plant town. I always knew that sports was how they brainwashed all the gullible joiners and belongers into supporting imperialism, systemic racism, class inequality and injustice, all in the name of “USA, USA!” Fuck that shit. I’m a dropout. I don’t worship the wealthy or respect the uniform. Always been anti conformity, anti-fascist, anti censorship, anti-war. Pro free speech, all power to the people. Politicians, enforcers, monopolies and billionaires are not your super special savior science friends for diversity and feminism, okay? You are being lied to. I remember when you were still into like Ten Thousand Maniacs and Edie Brickell and always wore that Cramps t shirt and had all those bumper stickers on your punk rock car. Remember back in the old Black Flag and Dead Kennedys and Husker Du and R.E.M. college radio days, before U2 sold out, pre 9/11 before you got scared the muslims were coming to getcha and they took all the good, real, uplifting and empowering rebel music off the airwaves, remember when you used to identify as a leftist radical? Now you just shill for Hillary and Bush wars with nicer pro nouns, and a few extra visible people of color behind podiums giving pro war speeches, making excuses for racist cops, or otherwise co signing and being involved in torture and drone wars and domestic spying and total spectrum dominance. What happened that changed you so much? You don’t gotta tell me, just look inside-ask yourself. Was it your mother in law? Navel studies? Being ratpacked by multiple pro warbots on twitter? Was it cause “Obama said…” the water of Flint was safe to drink, and we “can’t look back” at 9/11 or Cheney/Bush crimes? It’s so “Twilight Zone”. It’s exactly like that Rowdy Roddy Piper sci fi conspiranoia movie, “THEY LIVE!” Except it all happened just like that in “real life”, everybody got plugged into their I-Phone Microsoft Updates meta-propaganda-Gates-Reset world and just started watching the unreality tv, doing whatever they’re told, up is down, wrong is right, war is peace, freedom is slavery, billionaires are free speech protectors and scientific philanthopists who just want poor people to be healthy and live longer. Democrats are real progressives, the elections are totally real and not fixed at all, we live in a democracy, science means never asking questions or finding anything out, except whatever it says on the commercial. Taylor Swift and Dave Grohl are like SO talented! Etc., etc. I knew “educated feminists” who fought against Jill Stein. Do you know why? Their blind loyalty to big business they thought she somehow threatened. what a fuckin’ horrorshow. I know other motherfuckers who still go ’round calling sadsack Sanders a sexist even though he already acquiesced to their super mega ultra goddess of fauxwoke pro noun WEF capitalism, Hillary, who destroyed Libya. Let’s face it, kids, the whole politics thing is faked and fixed, we gotta do other stuff-grass roots stuff. Like Answer Coalition and Code Pink stuff. When Sanders endorsed Madame Deplorable and Creepy Sniffer, Gropey Joe Biden, he knows he completely betrayed the working class movement, his whole platform was abandoned by the Squad, he started reciting Russiagate talking points and helped censor the left and efficiently dismantled his whole populist movement, all for Hillary and Gropey Joe’s Davos billionaire donor class bosses, and Raytheon and Pfizer and Monsanto/Bayer and Lockheed Martin. All the old punks just wanna be local popular-that’s the religion of the middle class. Local Popular. Michael Moore used to fight the big corporations, now he just fights Trump. How many Spike Lee and Oliver Stone movies did you pay to go see back in the day, before pig-media convinced you it is totally cool if all their work is suppresed or censored now, for asking too many inconvenient, scientific, facts based, real journalism questions about nazis and melted steel and shit. If you are too cowardly to even say FREE ASSANGE, I can’t help you, you are lost, and by you, I mean AOC. “Tax My Nerves”, is more like it. Real socialists don’t support coups in other countries. Real leftists believe in my body/my rights. NOT, “it’s complicated”. Real socialists believe in free speech and the right to assemble in public spaces. They just dropped free healthcare and student loan forgiveness when it was time to pivot to More War based on More Lies. Man it’s a bummer being a real leftist caue all the shitlibs just wanna watch tv and order products online, talk about how obedient they are and “FEEL GOOD”. College told ’em they have the right as self identifying affinity group whatever fill in the blank to never be inconveneinced or offended. These landlords think they should just get money for nothing. Same with the Fraud Squad. Look where they get their mony from and this is just what’s visible on the books. www.opensecrets.org I think AOC is every bit as destructive as faux woke Klaus Scwab puppet, Kyrsten Sinema, who killed the fight for fifteen, which is still nowhere near a living wage, particularly not now in the rent gouge post Covid Gropey Joe and Bezos inflation. AOC is so transparent and controlled-she is both bought and bossed.

www.opensecrets.org 

AOC can not stand up for even one real leftist/socialist/humanitarian/egalitarian value beyond meangingless, middleclass feelgood, identity politics, or anti Trump tweets. So heartbreaking, she could’ve kept ONE righteous cause, ya know? Like raise the minimum wage or stop the wars. Free the kids in the child cages, maybe, or universal housing, but nope, she was just another marketing hoax like Obama and grunge. Pelosi told her to sit down and she sat down. You know it and I know it. AOC is no ally of the working class poor.

Muhammad Ali on not fighting Vietnam war #muhammadali #shorts – YouTube

Goodbye Muhammad Ali: Legendary antiwar activist and ‘the greatest of all time’ – Vox

Revolutionary Blackout Network on Twitter: “The RACIST Origins of Child Protective Services | Abolish Child Protective Services | Separating Black and Brown Kids from their families is the point of Child Protective Services | Alan Dettlaff Joins https://t.co/i21yKgb83T” / Twitter

ANSWER Coalition Home

CODEPINK – Women for Peace

Black in the Empire on Twitter: “It appears that attacking caskets is a sport in Israel #GodsChosenPeople” / Twitter

The Black Alliance for Peace

www.antiwar.com

“I’d much rather live in a society where everyone has healthcare, housing, and food than a society where 3 billionaires own more wealth than half the nation.” (-Ryan Knight)

“Julian Assange is a prisoner of conscience. Free the man, and free the press.” (-Edward Snowden)

Isn’t it wild how every single protest in a country we don’t like is always a protest calling for the overthrow of the government?” (-Radio Free Amanda)

“Not only does the US not have any high-speed rail, but it won’t give sick time to rail workers operating the slow and decrepit train system that does exist. And Biden wants to lecture China, which has 35,000 km of high speed rail? LMAO! The US destroyed Iraq with bombs, not democracy. The US destroyed Afghanistan with bombs, not democracy. The US has aided in the subjegation of Palestine, Haiti, and Syria with weapons, not democracy. The US mainstream media has some nerve lecturing China about democracy. There will be no regime change in China. Western mainstream media pundits and color revolutionaries can dream on. I don’t know who needs to hear this but these protests don’t change the fact that 90+ percent of Chinese people support their government. Western attempts to hijack them for color revolution purposes are already failing. Leftists don’t support protests before investigating who is organizing them. Leftists don’t repeat Cold War talking points. Leftists don’t interfere in other countries’ affairs. The vast majority of those in the West celebrating protests in China are doing all three. Color revolution leftists like Naomi Klein never miss an opportunity to repeat Cold War talking points when unrest occurs in countries that the US is targeting for regime change. When protests happen in the West, the Western mainstream media ignores or demonizes them.

When they happen in China, the same media actively promote regime change to the point of *organizing* the protests.

This is what Imperialism on steroids looks like.” (-Danny Haiphong)

They’ve been sending weapons to actual Nazis to help them commit genocide in the Donbas for years, yet spend a week freaking out about a dinner guest Trump got duped into meeting.

It’s all just so remarkably stupid.  

How do people actually buy into this nonsense outrage theater? Both big political headlines right now are complete exercises in double-think & amnesia:

• Nick Fuentes is an evil threat to democracy — but the Azov & Aidar battalions are brave heroes / don’t exist • COVID protests in China are heroic — but evil when they happen in the West

Things are never objectively good or evil — they’re only good or evil depending on what their effect is on the Western elite. If Canadian truckers went to China, they would be hailed be heroes — as would Nick Fuentes if we was a Banderite proponent of Ukraine joining NATO.” (-Primo Radical)

“People who’ve shirked or deferred their moral, ethical responsibilities to the state/zeitgeist resent courageous individuality and traditional values of free speech, rightousness, debate, etc. They prefer vague labels, name calling, and race baiting psuedomorality.” (-Ryan Knight)

“You’re not kidding it’s a dangerous precedent. If Assange is indicted, the NYT, Guardian etc. would be next in line for publishing the same secrets. They should fight for his freedom as if it’s their own.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

“Along with its NATO partners, France destroyed Libya and fueled the advance of Boko Haram and other jihadist bandits on Mali with weapons looted from Libya’s arms depots. France’s NGOs were part and parcel of this destabilizing project.” (-Max Blumenthal)

The 4th largest city in the United States has been told to boil their water because it’s not safe to drink.” (-Ryan Knight)

“The problem is not simply that capitalism produces too much, but that it produces the wrong stuff: SUVs, fast fashion and planned obsolescence instead of public transit, affordable housing and universal healthcare. It overuses resources and still fails to meet even basic needs.” (-Jason Hickel)

“How dare Syria not comply with the organization that censored its own investigation to falsely accuse the Syrian government of a chemical attack and refuses any accountability for it.” (-Aaron Mate’)

“Ben Shapiro being on constant hair-trigger alert about perceived infractions related to his own identity group would be more defensible if he hadn’t produced 10000000 hours of content trashing Snowflakes who get overly offended by infractions related to every other identity group.” (-Michael Tracey)

‘Publishing is not a crime’: media groups urge US to drop Julian Assange charges | Julian Assange | The Guardian

Waltz Of The Sugarplum Gatekeepers: The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, El Pais, Der Spiegel Call For JULIAN ASSANGE to be Released (substack.com)

The Genesis and Evolution of the Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Clinton Relationship (mintpressnews.com)

Derrick Broze on Twitter: “In 1975 Senator Frank Church led the Church Committee which exposed much of the secrets of the CIA we know today. In this 1975 interview Church describes the danger faced by the American people at that time. Clearly, what he warned of has come to pass. 1/2 videos https://t.co/6MdFYcT0jW” / Twitter

Lee Camp [Redacted] on Twitter: “As usual @nytimes & @washingtonpost are about 10 years late, but they’re finally calling for the end of the persecution of Julian Assange https://t.co/xQHDRl3Wlt” / Twitter

MintPress News on Twitter: “NOON (est) TODAY: Greg Palast and Lee Camp sit down to discuss new proof of fraud in US elections. Don’t miss out on the hour-long interview: https://t.co/nvun0VRSjy https://t.co/pco6VklqzU” / Twitter

Creepy “Blue Whale” Suicide Symbol is Openly Glorified In Canada (substack.com)

Guillaume Long on Twitter: “Lula standing for the end of the brutal persecution of Julian Assange and the upholding of international law. 👇 #FreeJulianAssange” / Twitter

Terrible media moments | Useful Idiots (callin.com)

Robert F. Kennedy Jr on Twitter: “During 7 hours of questioning under oath asking if he colluded with social media companies to censor COVID-related content, Fauci said he had “no clear memory of details that would shed light on his involvement in speech suppression.” https://t.co/BB9jnVpSmL” / Twitter

Died Suddenly: Beloved Oklahoma Bluegrass Singer Songwriter Jake Flint, 37, Dies Hours After Marrying (substack.com)

IT’S UP TO YOU NOT TO HEED THE CALL UP!

Katie Halper on Twitter: “Patreon-only audio with anti-war veteran @MikePrysner: what to say to someone who wants to join the military. https://t.co/pBVJkTYpu8 https://t.co/4xgrXCUDCS” / Twitter

The Clash – The Call Up (Official Video) – YouTube

Miko Peled on Twitter: “Palestinian peace activist @Issaamro has been arrested by Israeli occupation forces. Court day Wed at Ofer occupation military court. His life is in danger. Please share and call your members of Congress. We saw what Israel did to Shireen Abu Akleh with no accountability https://t.co/qBLJ1MJCsp” / Twitter

Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “Last tweet excerpted from my doc about Australians, Canadians & US Americans who left their societies to escape draconian Covid restrictions and headed for Nicaragua, a country run by a socialist-oriented govt that refused lockdowns & kept its schools open https://t.co/Y0PXOX2q7y” / Twitter

TIMES OF GAZA on Twitter: “From the farewell of the two Palestinian brothers who were murdered by the lsraeli occupation forces this morning near Ramallah. https://t.co/lG8OaQY3qt” / Twitter

“I despise the corporate media that heroizes Chinese protesting interminable lockdowns.

Not because those Chinese citizens are wrong, but because that same media painted the Westerners who defied the Covidian regime as criminals as they bravely defended their basic human rights.NY Times tech pundit Zeynepis enthralled by Chinese citizens protesting 100 day+ Covid lockdowns and relentless testing.

Yet Zeynep Tufekci proudly called the Twitter manager on accounts that loudly condemned school closures and the damage they did to a generation of US youth. Beyond the corporate media, there’s the respectable leftists torn between anti-communism and fealty to the Covidian regime. Naomi Klein celebrates Chinese protesters but branded her fellow Canadians protesting lockdowns and vax mandates as white supremacists in league with PutinThe trophy for liberal hypocrisy goes to Amnesty International, which issued an unusual statement condemning Canadian anti-lockdown protesters as white supremacists & backing Trudeau’s repression while warning Chinese police against arresting citizens protesting harsh lockdowns. “What’s going on in China has little to do with anywhere else,” you say?

Australia built Covid internment camps & arrested citizens for promoting anti-lockdown protests. Canada seized protesters’ bank accounts. US students were locked in their dorms. Insanity reigned in the West. ” (-Max Blumenthal)

FLIES ON THE WINDSCREEN

Had some Depeche Mode girlfriends back then, you know we were all really moved by Martin Gore’s lyrics and Dave Gahan’s singing of soulful, sensitive, vulnerable, soul baring synthpop outsider anthems, dirges, confessions, love letters, come on’s and emotional laments. Now the hours really are slipping by-an old friend’s father in law passed away, he was a country singer. Just reminds me how we aint got as much time left as summa us wanna think we should have, ya know I started aging this last year. Gray hair, loose teeth, got the big fear in me. Some people I only knew from social media died but I’d been interacting with ’em daily, for years so ya know it still felt personal. A poet from California beautiful and genius in the prime of her life with a big house and gogeous kids, poof. Gone, just like that. No one said why or how. Two underground famous guitarists. An old punk rock roadie, photographer flea market collector guy with great stories who made some important records with his tiny homemade cult band who used to like open for the Misfits and the Deadboys, gone too soon, left his wife to mourn. My highschool rapper friend, a true O.G. philosopher, flashpoint figurehad, community leader, activist soulman. So many people just keep dying suddenly, then there were the pulverizing losses of people I’ve loved so much for so long, the ones I still sent postcards and Christmas cards home to, the ones who I called when I felt bad or got in trouble, they’re almost all gone now. I was saying to my friend in an email how I hope a honkytonk heaven really does exist beyond the clouds for so many people who’ve come into my life and dazzled me for awhile and then disappeared from this world for no good reason. The death problem is for sure haunting my days now. I feel like Lydia from “Beetlejuice”. Faster Pussycat put out another song where Taime’s referencing his missing dad and caterwauling about how songs can take you straight back to all those long gone moments with absent loved ones, it’s called “Like A Ghost”, it’s kinda like “House Of Pain” part 2, very Seventies Van type feeling. I always wonder about what happened to Pussycat drummer Mark Michaels cause he was the one in all the magazine pinups we posted on our walls when Guns & Pussycat ruled the airwaves and the nightclubs back then-no body was ever found, no death certificate, he just vanished. Same with Zowie Ackerman from Leeway and Circus Of Power who I knew a little bit, I’ve got his old address on a scrap of paper in the garage, funny pix of him clowning with also gone Ryan from Circus Of Power in dirty nightclub dressing rooms and nobody knows what happened to him, either, he just went missing like Richie Edwards, no body, no death certificate. How do you go from being on bubblegum cards and the covers of magazines and touring Japan with Black Sabbath to just mysteriously no longer around? Nobody knows what happened to him, either. Too many people I know are dying suddenly in their fifties now. Not overdosing or suicide, just died suddenly. The obituaries all say died unexpectedly. What the fuck? I wanted to see so many people I knew in my younger years again. Bands I wanted to see play are vanishing too, they fucked around until it was too late for Michael Anthony to rejoin the brothers and David Lee, I would’ve loved to have seen a real Van Halen reunion, I don’t care about Ed’s kid or his Foo Fighters friends or that awful guy from the Darkness, at all, just not my cuppa artificial corporate stadium rawk. I still hope to see Billy Idol somewhere before I die. I don’t think it looks likely that a Dogs D’Amour reunion is in the cards-I’m wanted of the few who wanted Skid Row to reunite but the songwriters are gung ho happy with the American Idol guy. To me it’s not Skid Row without Sebastian, even if he says stupid things sometimes, I get why he’s so fuckedup-superfame hit him hard when he was just in his twenties. They’re like Guns without Adler/Izzy-pointless now, just rich guys doing victory laps, playing old songs they own for people who don’t care the old gang aint there. My old road dog travler buddy and sometimes songwriting partner Nasty F. Bastard saw the Cult somewhere this year, said they still hammer out the old jams like viking emperors conquering lost kingdoms. Of course, if you’ve ever read anything I ever wrote here, you know how bad I wanted to make records or at least get these songs I’ve written about all of you on tape somehow, we got some stuff archived on cassettes, I dunno if my old lady’s really gonna care that much about letting people hear ’em if I croak anytime soon, ’cause ya know it makes no sense to us why some people I used to jam with sorta sabotoged our whole scene. I got about four books on this computer about the old pre grunge underground D.I.Y. music subculture and all our crummy fanzines and crazy fun non stop racous house parties and $5 at the door boy’s club punk parties and spontaneous road trips in dodgy spraypainted vans and eighties concerts and shows and sulking in the graveyard and drinking big bottles of vodka with all those dames who disappeared. But yeah the ticking of the clock got louder for me, I hear that old “Black Celebration” song in my head alot. “Forgetting all I couldn’t do today…” Ya know at night when I eat my dinner, I’ve been watching a tv show based on the Addam’s Family by Tim Burton called “Wednesday”, it’s really cute, I love it, and it’s not thusfar altogether as ooky as thet “Riverdale” Archie Comics reboot with Mollie Ringwald and Luke Perry (RIP) that just became too creepy cannibal occultic splatter film for me. If you seen too much violence in real life, all the “Fangoria” gore seems senseless and disturbing. I liked the early episodes and fell in love with the actors but the writing was just too dark n dismal for no good purpose, but to normalize gross shit and bum you out. Veronica was irresistable, could not take your eyes off her. Jughead was well cast, it was just all about illuminati ritual sacrifice and murder and senselessly violent and I quit watching it during the third season, so yeah, so far, “Wednesday” is a treat.

“Your optimistic eyes seem like paradise to someone like me.” Ya know when we were kids, the world was way more sincere than it is now. I blame the social engineers top down monopolist propaganda programming.

Depeche Mode – Black Celebration (video) – YouTube

Edward Snowden on Twitter: “Printing the truth is not a crime.” / Twitter

“The Democrats do not care about you or your basic rights. The only thing they care about is using you for your vote and fundraising off the plight of marginalized people. If you cannot see that by now then it’s time to take the blindfold off. They are as big of a scam as the GOP. The Democrats are organized to protect their corporate donors.” (-Ryan Knight)

If you’re going to try and smear me by saying I’ve never covered Israeli intelligence or Unit 8200, you’re just hurting your own credibility. I have over a dozen articles on the subject, just do a basic search dumb dumbs.” (-Whitney Webb)

MAKE NO EXCUSES FOR RACIST REGIMES THAT ROUTINELY HARM, KIDNAP,  ABUSE OR KILL CHILDREN!

An Autistic Teen Was Killed by Israeli Soldiers. Her Mother Found Out Only a Day Later – Israel News – Haaretz.com (archive.ph)

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/11/25/nightmare-materializes-far-right-extremist-itamar-ben-gvir-be-israels-national

World Cup 2022: As Saudi Arabia shines, Yemenis say don’t forget about us | Middle East Eye

The role of UK intelligence services in the abduction, murder of James Foley (thecradle.co)

War Criminal George W. Bush Is Back Promoting a Senseless Proxy War – Antiwar.com Blog

63 MONROE GOOD TIMES PUNK FROM CANADA BRINGS BACK GOOD MEMORIES OF REAL COMMUNITY,  FUN,  & SOLIDARITY

63 Monroe

63 MONROE 2020 Duffys Tavern, Toronto – YouTube

One of those bands I always felt a long distance sense of comaraderie with were Canada’s glammy 63 Monroe-they started off a troublemaker punk band and kinda went through different incarnations as the lineups changed and they had a garagey phase, kinda got influenced by the sleaze of the eighties metal heyday, kept shifting ever so slightly with the times, but always had a mirthful sense of mischief and frivolity and a ceaseless desire for always more good natured rebellious teenage kicks, ala the Dolls, Ramones, Teenage Head, Forgotten Rebels, Celebrity Skin, etc., etc. I loved that about them. Their lp, “STINKIN OUT THE JOINT” was their rowdy must have, hard to find record if you are into collecting all the underground glam stuff, but in more recent years, more stuff seems to have surfaced like an ep of their early material when they were known as No Fucking Good, or NFG and some  more sides called “We Have Enjoyed Ourselves”, “Hijack Victim” and “Last Exit To Rocknroll”. I miss this kinda punk rock, ya know, way back in the eighties, the pre hardcore basement punks all really had a cool, good time, stick together, basement show scene, and it was all about dressing up and having some wild times with your friends, it was not yet hijacked by industry, get rich schemers, xerox clones with uniforms and rulebooks showing off their sixties amplifier and echo machine, aggressive jock bully dickheads, Warped fests, Hot Topics, Urban Outfitters, uncool private school temperance leaguers, or any of that garbage.

’63 Monroe-Weekend Punks – YouTube

’63 Monroe – Cyanide (1980) – YouTube

63 MONROE – “Give’m up” – YouTube

’63 Monroe – Hijack Victim – YouTube

63 Monroe – FUKK The Radio – YouTube

Bloodstains On the Carpet – YouTube

’63 Monroe | Facebook

63 Monroe – N.F.G. (1980) FULL EP – YouTube

The scene was hotter than ever and at the heart of it all was ’63 Monroe, whose stage antics began to take on a life of their own – porno broadcasts, platform boots, nudity, coffins, smoke bombs, dry ice. ’63 Monroe was defiantly flaunting raunchy excess as though they were LA hipsters, not London (Ontario) overachievers. But overachievers they were, contently inventing new ways to tear up their hometown instead of going after the tainted allure of fame and fortune.” – Jeff Warren, Sleazegrinder.com

Stinkin’ Out The Joint (London Ontario Punk documentary) – YouTube

63 MONROE – “Henry The 8th” – YouTube

Party Like a Rockstar – YouTube

Trouble – YouTube

NOISYLEAKS: The Art of Exposing Secrets – YouTube

Because “Publishing Is Not a Crime,” Major Newspapers Push US to Drop Assange Charges – Activist Post

“Capitalism elevates sociopaths, because profit-seeking competition-based systems reward those who are willing to do whatever it takes to get ahead. That’s why we are ruled by sociopaths, and it’s why looking to “philanthropy” as a solution to our problems is a ridiculous joke. If you want to make more of something (money, material goods), then capitalism can be a good way to do that. But if you need to make less of something (pollution, inequality, exploitation, sickness, homelessness, etc) it’s worthless, and other systems must be looked to.The “Maybe the very rich will feel charitable and fix our problems for us” solution assumes that the very same people who are wired to do whatever it takes to claw their way to the top of the ladder will suddenly start caring deeply about everyone they stepped on to get there. Find me a capitalist business plan for leaving a forest untouched. Find me a capitalist business plan for keeping someone free of illness, for ensuring that someone with nothing gets what they need, for giving resources to a struggling parent. You can’t. Capitalism can’t do this. These are the most important things in the world, and no possible iteration of capitalism has any solutions for any of them whatsoever, apart from “Well hopefully rich people will feel very charitable and fix those problems.” And how is that solution working out? It’s a joke.”

(-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Anyway, to quote what I always heard from liberal censorship advocates: Twitter is a private company. If you don’t like how they censor, go start your own social media company (and hope AOC doesn’t get Google/Apple to destroy it), or go figure out how to join a Mastadon instance. When Musk announced his intent to buy Twitter, many warned that every government and corporate weapon would be used to destroy him if he attempted any restoration of free speech. Online censorship is the most valuable tool of Dems, media corporations and the US Security State.” (-Glenn Greenwald)

ChuckModi on Twitter: “If u missed it over long weekend many great Independent Journalists like @chadloder @crimethinc @vps_reports @garlandnixon & others had their Twitter suspended by free speech champion Elon Musk cuz they choose to fight fascism instead of spread it. https://t.co/Hb4ZkumuNp” / Twitter

“Democrats turn on rail workers right after the midterms

I told you vote blue idiots that voting for the Democratic Party is essentially giving them permission to screw you. When you vote for them they shift to the right after The true dumb dumb left refuse to acknowledge this.” (-Revolutionary Blackout Network)

“How many other government officials, news outlets & celebrities have been bought off in schemes like the FTX operation?

How much of the “aspirations for democracy” (i.e. destabilization of nations opposed to Washington hegemony) can be traced back to money laundering & bribery? The plot for Ukraine to join NATO is demonstrably part of the PNAC neocon worldview. When Bernie & AOC talk in terms of “democracy vs authoritarianism,” they are basically quoting Cheney & Rumsfeld. They might as well be ranting about “Islamofascism.” The conflict in Ukraine can be traced directly back to George W. Bush. After tearing up the ABM treaty in 2002 and backing the “Orange Revolution” in 2004, Bush pressures NATO to announce aspirations for Ukraine and Georgia to joint the alliance.” (-Primo Radical)

14 years later, NATO is set to renew its vow to Ukraine | AP News

I could swear being anti-monopolist was a prerequisite for political liberals in the not-so-distant past. Now it’s encouraged, to facilitate de-platforming. I’m the one who hasn’t switched belief systems. I was against monopolies before and still am. I supported free speech before and still do. Hilarious to call it progressivism when you cheer for giant monopolistic corporations like Apple and Google to control information flow. Even the concept of being proud to think in step with a group is new. Having your own idiosyncratic set of beliefs was considered healthy until pretty recently. Now individualism is often just seen as a stalking-horse for wrong-think.” (-Matt Taibbi)

“The USA is the world’s “wealthiest” country (although only the rich benefit). Yet its public services are so bad that its 4th-largest city is warning residents to boil their water.

Many formally colonized, developing countries have much cleaner water than the ultra-capitalist US” (-Ben Norton)

“Wave a magic wand and suddenly anti-lockdown protesters are no longer “COVID deniers” or conspiracy theorists when they happen to be in China.” (-Michael Tracey)

Jimmy Dore on Twitter: “Fauci is under oath & can’t remember anything? Thats cuz Fauci is a pathological liar & criminal. He only lied about: masks,herd immunity & natural immunity, transmission & contraction, the origin of the virus, funding research that created the virus. If u believe him ur a sucker” / Twitter

Even the US empire’s top economists are now saying this is no ‘normal’ recession but instead a massive economic shift. They won’t admit it, but we’re witnessing the great splitting of the world’s economies combined with environmental destruction.” (Lee Camp)

StraightFromTheHorse on Twitter: “If you want to know why the MSM and the ruling elites in both parties constantly talk about “Saving our Democracy” read the following excerpt directly from the 1928 U.S. Army Training Manual… https://t.co/kQe9VSOoPW” / Twitter

Leaving aside the fact that a nation which bans political parties, shuts down opposition media, imprisons opposition leaders, and is vastly more accountable to Washington than to its own people is in no way a “democracy”, that’s just a profoundly disturbed way of looking at life.

It’s disturbing how many people I encounter who claim Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is worse than America’s invasion of Iraq because Ukraine is a “democracy”. How fucked up do you have to be inside to believe human lives are worth less because of their nation’s political system? A mother holding the remains of a child whose body has been ripped apart by military explosives does not care whether her country is considered a “democracy” by the western governments who are invested in that country’s military outcomes. I do think this is basically what many of them are saying. They can’t say “It’s worse because Ukraine is a white civilized European nation,” so they say “It’s worse because Ukraine is a democracy.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

John Pilger on Twitter: “Britain’s political class – Tory and Labour – has tried to crush the resistance of working people to an extreme capitalism called neo-liberalism. They have failed. Nurses, railway and postal workers are fighting back. Please read this and find out why. https://t.co/YSch1uwsbY” / Twitter

Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “I despise the corporate media that heroizes Chinese protesting interminable lockdowns. Not because those Chinese citizens are wrong, but because that same media painted the Westerners who defied the Covidian regime as criminals as they bravely defended their basic human rights. https://t.co/v3DqSztLm3” / Twitter

johnpilger.com

Tracking Biden From The Left on Twitter: “BREAKING NEWS: President Biden is asking congress to force rail workers to accept a union deal with rail companies. What an absolute disgrace.” / Twitter

Jeff Schuhrke on Twitter: “This is the most egregious part of Biden’s statement asking Congress to preemptively stop a rail strike. 4 unions representing 55% of rail workforce voted to reject this deal. Dems still control both chambers of Congress & could improve the deal. But Biden explicitly says not to. https://t.co/kdiHwVMiku” / Twitter

Alan MacLeod on Twitter: “Who is “us” here? https://t.co/bHZCxvQLl0″ / Twitter

MAX BLUMENTHAL, WHITNEY WEBB, KATIE HALPER, AND SOME OTHER REAL REPORTERS DOING JOURNALISM RATHER THAN PENTAGON OR PHARMA P.R.

“Jimmy Dore went on Fox News to talk about how both parties are corrupt and put corporations and billionaires over everyday people. Telling the truth about the U.S. oligarchy to millions of people is good actually. What’s weird is thinking this is bad.” (-Ryan Knight)

“Amazing things are happening in Mexico: Left-wing President AMLO just held a historic rally and march featuring 1.2 MILLION supporters, celebrating 4 years in government.

Basically the entire corporate media is against AMLO, but he’s one of the most popular leaders in the world.” (-Ben Norton)

US ‘success’ is Ukraine’s disaster – by Aaron Maté (substack.com)

johndissed on Twitter: “People must hate her because she does real journalism and almost everyone else does not. This is a choice though. Just do what’s right instead of selling out to evil, dumbfucks. Easy-peasy. And if you’re afraid, do something else for a living.” / Twitter

The International Magazine on Twitter: “A 12-year-old Palestinian girl is brutally assaulted by Israel in occupied Jerusalem. You will never see this in mainstream western media. https://t.co/X3koIuLJnl” / Twitter

Vinay Prasad MD MPH on Twitter: “I think it is troubling that he continues to say this in 2022. The fact is: closing schools is catastrophically bad for kids, and we have little idea the effect on slowing viral spread. Best studies show no effect/ nearly no effect. I do think it is best he retires” / Twitter

Anya Parampil on Twitter: “I listened to @jonstewart’s chill session with Hillary Clinton & Condi Rice — two War Pigs in lipstick — so you don’t have to Then I joined @jimmy_dore & @kurtmetzger to debunk their lies & dissect the interview as a sophisticated piece of propaganda: https://t.co/zUPll43OiY” / Twitter

Ben Norton on Twitter: “The Nazi-saluting gangs behind the US-backed coup against Bolivia’s elected socialist government in 2019 are trying it again Join my livestream interview with @OVargas52 to discuss the violent tactics of the Santa Cruz fascists Starts at 3pm ET / noon PT https://t.co/s7tFll7BNZ” / Twitter

Dr. Jill Stein🌻 on Twitter: “Part-time faculty are the life blood of The New School. But they’re being crushed like students & workers everywhere – between neoliberal business models, student debt & skyrocketing costs of living. Thank you, PTF & @UAW7902 for leading the charge for us all! https://t.co/QQZ9SnMjcO” / Twitter

KIX drummer Jimmy Chalfant has heart attack onstage; Vancouver DJ Drex has heart attack; Argentina’s president collapses on state trip to Indonesia, & footballer Oscar Garré has cardiac arrest (substack.com)

Jimmy Dore on Twitter: “I don’t criticize Democrats cuz I side with Republicans, I criticize Democrats Cuz THEY side with Republicans. Our fight is not Left/Right anymore, it is Us vs.Them. We have 2 corporate party’s that serve Wall St/War Machine/Corporations & crush everyone else. #UniParty @0rf https://t.co/wmvlnbNNex” / Twitter

Kit Klarenberg on Twitter: “Any serious pandemic truth and reconciliation committee would look intensively into the role of Independent SAGE in successfully selling the most excessive and needless COVID19 restrictions, particularly those adversely affecting children, to the public: https://t.co/6yFqoeLImy” / Twitter

Jimmy Dore on Twitter: “Holy Shit.” / Twitter

Aaron Kheriaty, MD on Twitter: “They are rising up, even in China. They are rising up. Take notice, world. Biosecurity tyranny will not prevail. https://t.co/93GVOUYF2g” / Twitter

Glenn Greenwald on Twitter: “When Parler became the single most-downloaded app in the US after Trump’s banning, Dems like @AOC demanded Google and Apple remove it from their stores. They wisely obeyed and Parler was destroyed. They’re trying to repeat this abuse of monopoly power to do this to Twitter.” / Twitter

Glenn Greenwald on Twitter: “The now 3+ year imprisonment with no trial of Julian Assange – easily one of the most consequential Western journalists of his generation – makes US/UK lectures about press freedom a total farce. Good to see the media outlets who profited from his scoops finally defending him:” / Twitter

MintPress News on Twitter: “For years, the Pentagon has worked closely with Hollywood to push its propaganda, but MintPress Senior Staff Writer @AlanRMacLeod says that in recent years the video game industry has become equally important. FULL INTERVIEW: https://t.co/XrffkHi0cb https://t.co/VlwZ8bfHlD” / Twitter

MintPress News on Twitter: “Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter explains why NATO didn’t go along with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s claim that the missile that killed two in Poland came from Russia. With @LeeCamp https://t.co/vB7anuFJ1A https://t.co/hw83FcmJqq” / Twitter

IT’S COOL TO HAVE INFLUENCES BUT YA GOTTA PUT YOUR OWN STANK ON IT

“One beer aint gonna kill ya…” (-Mike L.)

November 2022

Desert ghost town. Sunday. One of the town’s two hardware stores is closed, as my wife rightly says, that’s why people never stay here. They roll the sidewalks up at like eight o clock. Most all the stores close down on Sunday AND Monday. The big hipster main drag tourist hive is only open maybe four days a week, six hours on those days…maybe. No record store, no train depot, no bus station. Just rundown trailer homes and miles of dead earth. Open hardware store cashier asks if you are “Moose or veteran”, cause if you vote Reublikkan, they give you a ten percent discount, but like all their shit is jackedup stupidly high. Eighty dollar axe, one hundred fifty dollar wheel barrel. Ten dollar margarita salt, ten dollar spice for your grilled meat. It’s cowboy country and they expect their clientele to be rich, like them. We’re in there looking for drill bits that work on masonry ya know for some nails to go into adobe walls, and this worker is coughing and sneezing and appears to have the Covid and I’m thinking about his predicament-to go to work or not to go to work. I wish he would have called in, personally. Bored on long desert days when time stands still, I hate tv, and rummage endlessly through old boxes of stuff I managed to save, came across a VHS video tape of one of my worst band’s worst shows. On it, I’d sharpied the words, “Jeff Dahl’s Copy”, almost like thirty years ago or some shit-sooo glad I never sent it to that fella, it was not worthy of outta town scrutiny. I dunno where I first met Michael L., the guitar player, in all the red scarves, but it was probably in a bar, might have been through a local grunge photographer who he slept with. He was the Kentucky approximation of a Dogs D’Amour dandy. Gregarious, got loud alot. Played “Too Fast For Live” on cassette in his hatchback. A very lively and flamboyant presence. He was a big all day drinker, much like myself in those years, but even less apologetic. He had a sloppy, primitive, Flat Duo Jets kinda rootsy noise band with a married couple who he sometime had sex with, he was a genuine exhibitionist, I guess you don’t get your penis pierced if you aint planning on showing it around. You remember that band from Sioux City, the Chickenhawks? That was what Mike’s band with the swinger couple reminded me of, or the Fireworks. I liked ‘im cause he was like a more extroverted Izzy Stradlin guy, an Andy McCoy wannabe with a baby fat Elvis kinda face and a boisterous guffaw, and just so flagrantly wore these L.A. Guns and Cinderella black t shirts under his leather Starsky & Hutch jackets, right when that was real frowned upon by all the Just Gone Grunge mainstreamers. I thought that was real cool, cause it was his not so subtle way of saying he was his own man. Or so I thought. Some smartass slacker types might sarcastically, tongue in cheek-wear an Iron Maiden shirt, ya know, disingenuously to be clever or ironic, back then, but Michael L. was not kidding about liking Cinderella, or Guns N Roses. The whole idea for the band we had started together was supposed to be “Hanoi Rocks meets the Replacements”. He was aready hip to both of those bands, which was real rare in that part of the country, in those days. We would empty a case of beer and a black bottle while listening to “Self Destruction Blues” and “Tim” and “Pleased To Meet Me” and maybe some Mother Love Bone for good measure. I hated grunge but thought that Mark Lanegan solo record “Whiskey For The Holy Ghost” was okay and his “Nearly Lost You” radio hit. Mike and The Kid bassplayer both liked Cobain and company more than I did but understood the band we were gonna do was supposed to be an up band, not a downer. I think Mike felt somewhat liberated by my appearance cause he started dressing more like me, cowboy hats and leather pants and concho straps and shit-ya know he’d drive us in his shitty fuckedup car across the bridge to the hayseed thrift stores, pre E-Bay, when they were still good, you could still find quality stuff on the cheap, and we’d look for bolo ties and cowboy shit-After Six tuxedo shirts, and old velvet suitjackets. He was always being asked to leave retail shops and malls and most all public spaces, by rent a cops or nice old ladies, because his favorite thing was to bring an open bottle of Jack with him and take big theatrical sips out of it, wherever we went. Like Slash, I guess. He loved to make a scene, start some shit, create a disturbance, he was all about the ruckous when we first met. He craved not only attention but high drama. He’d see some showoff Republikkkan CEO son, capitalist dude in his vintage car and give ‘em a big loudmouthed barrage of belligerent insults. You had to either love or hate the guy, and I naturally loved him. His only real flaw was his crazy need to become famous overnight. I mean we were both into hedonistic rocknroll decadence and hard all the time partying, but for Michael, it was never enough to “party like a rockstar”. He wanted the fame. Ideally, with the money. Stardom was calling. I was a bit more leisurely, like, let it come or not. Who cares about fame, I was gonna do my own thing my own way, with or without any smalltime fanfare or bigtime papparazzi. Mostly I just liked music and clothes, photography and art, and girls and drinking. We’d sneak liquor into the hillbilly bowling alley in the burbs, and found that was a good place to hangout and be ourselves where we were not drawing too much attention or aggravation from the stern and judgmental, uptight, nine to five Midwesterners, but he could still approach girls with his great bravado and ridiculous jailhouse tattoos and tell ’em how he was about to become famous in his charming southern drawl.

   The conservative town we unfortunately lived in was notorious for a buncha insufferably generic, bought n paid for, textbook-mediocrity-copycat impressions of each famous band-they had the Chili Peppers impersonators, the Pearl Jam imitators, the fake Sonic Youths, and so on and so forth. The too loud jukebox at the main bar just blared fucking Nirvana nonstop and that Stone Temple Pilots “Sex Type Thing” song, all day. I started to really hate that shit, cause I’d already suffered through it for like two years at Tower Records, where I’d worked in a bleery haze against my will and better judgement in the Last City I’d eaten through. Now I was in the most uncool, racist, violent, depressing place I’d ever been and the people on the scene were not my tribe at all. There was one local honchos band who just kinda sucked fucking something awful, in my opinion, but they ruled that shithole town-they had big balls and a shit ton of money. Best thing about ‘em was their lead guitar player, who had quit. He was the one with talent, but who needs talent if you have local honcho big balls and shit tons of money? So yeah, they got signed on the strength of their obscure covers to a major label, and all these idiots in slick “Alternative” magazines would all pretend like they were any good, like obedient automotons, yeah they had access to drugs and owned shit, but they were really not very good, at all, it was pure shtick–totally like, the Emperor’s New Clothes. I was the only one who was not afraid to shrug and say, “meh”. They were a glorified cover band. And predators, got off on causing harm-not my kinda people. Some other, older guys from the eighties punk rock days, had started a heavy reverb impersonation of Boss Hog and Royal Trux, and they had all the connections from booking shows over the years, and elaborate collections of vintage gear, and they were releasing a steady stream of recorded output on multiple international Hot Rod Labels. I thought they were cool, if shamelessly derivative. I got what they were doing, they just never liked me, AT ALL, cause it was their turf, their hometown, I was an outsider, showing up talkin’ about the Stooges and the Dolls and they never liked that. That was their gig. Could only be one blackhaired dude who liked Nick Cave per zipcode or some shit. I’ll tell you the odd part is I still begrudgingly like their music even though they treated me terribly, I still kinda like the band. So did my guitarist Michael L., who’d obsessively started clocking their progress, rmodeling himself on their vocalist, they were on the covers of magazines and shit, and he figured his next best shortcut to fame would be to sorta approximate what had been working for them, so he started talking about how I should work on becoming “more like Pussy Galore”, which to me, at that time, just meant-what? Stones covers played badly with a chick bassplayer? I didn’t know what he was talking about, “be more like Pussy Galore”. He was suggesting I write lyrics in character-like imagine I’m a serial killer, he’d say. Or a wisecrackin’ gum shoe, we needed to be more like indie film makers. Him and the bassplayer used to get in these all too serious, abrupt fistfights in the rehearsal room over very rudimentary songs I’d written in my prior bands and was having them learn. We’re talkin’ three chord, Dictators or Romantics type shit-Replacements for beginners, and they were going to the matresses over three chords-straight to sudden fiery fisticuffs over it, and if they crashed into the drums, the wealthy suburbanite metal guy would lose his shit and pile into the fracas punching people randomly-all three of ’em on the floor spilling ashtrays and beers cans and knocking over cymbols, cause our drummer was a total heavy metal guy and he had like professional Tommy Lee quality drumsets and a drum tech who followed him around, his own personal roadie who lit his cigarettes and shit for him, named Cheese. You can’t make this shit up. I was the singer, I wrote the words and you know, I write about my life, not some opaque fantasy of being a faroff “Blade Runner” character or Jim Jarmusch quirky eccentric, it was a zero irony zone that I composed from. I was more like an old school outlaw singer-I told stories, mostly about my friends, maybe wrote some protest lyrics from time to time, but there was nothing that fictionalized or “Twin Peak”s mysterious about it-almost none of it was like, me trying to be an indie film auteur. I was not being abstract or pseudo highbrow, no desire to be-Michael was taking some college writing classes and I think that was where the rather more professorial approach was coming from. He wanted me to be “Blue Velvet” but I was already too “River’s Edge”. 

    So anyways, Michael L., met a hot little number, and she was always lookin’ fine and wearin’ like the short shorts-had a real dynamite pair of gams on her and impressed the fuck out of him by knowing every word on “Exile On Main Street”. It seemed like we were gradually seeing less and less of him for awhile and he kept all his different little sets of friends all separate. So yeah he’d showup wasted to band practice with increasing frequency but we all drank heavily and it was not at all unusual back then for one of us to pass out somewhere, but he was clearly doing some dope and speed, cause his personality was bouncing all over the place. I had a moodswinging girlfriend who was also having her own personality changes, and alcohol induced blackouts, where she really would not remember anything about what happened last night, even and especially if it involved her breaking glass and screaming abuse, and the neighbors leaving us notes about the noise, or rent a cops showing up to our door and playing cards with me and my bandmates after we tucked her back into bed. It was a weird time. We did not sound anything like “the Replacements meets Hanoi Rocks”. We sounded like the Cramps minus the humor, if they were miserable, and really could not play. The Action Swingers remind me of us back then and the local greasy kid punk fanzine compared us to GG & The Jabbers. Not my idea of a fun time and the buzzkill and gloom of the grunge hierarchy was even seeping in to us. Our publicity pictures taken by that girl photographer I mentioned were way better than what we’d achieved sonically, in spite of some good songs, we needed a better guitar player, and Michael L. felt what we were missing was a better vocalist, you know one who could write film noir lyrics about big city serial killers and act “more like Pussy Galore”. I didn’t get where he was coming from “creatively”, at the time, but then, he hooked up with this very busy math metal drummer who was into like, Helmet. Then, they found a guitarist, who sortof played with all these different effects pedals and he started singing in a cartoon Elvis Presley voice, and while I got distracted by that chick I lived with breaking up with me to concentrate more on becoming local popularity grunge famous, and I was bohomeless again, needing a new place to live, he went away with his new band to San Francisco and were becoming-yep, Overnight Famous, by acting “more like Pussy Galore”. It fucking worked like a charm! Sheesh, farout. I finally saw it-it crystalized-his master plan was actually fucking working. He was branding himself as like, Jon Spencer Jr and people in the big city seemed to really go for that. I was not into the music or lyrics he was co creating at all, I could never connect to any of it, EXCEPT his aw, shucks hell yeah, charming as fuck hillbilly, punk rock Jethro Bodean personality. I love the guy, we were like two peas in a pod, EXCEPT I was not at all interested in any of the fad music of the day and next thing I know, the bassplayer calls and tells me they found him dead. Dead! What the fucking fuck. Some kinda mixture of booze and drugs or prescription medications. Dead, though! Ya know the whole time I knew the kid, he was alll about the merry making and the celebrating youth. Ya know he’d take handfulls of pills, swagger around. Stagger around. This whole operation had taken another dark turn and I was having trouble processing it. My high school friend had also overdosed that year. Other former intimates I’d grown close to were hanging around the town’s superstar popular drug dealers. A local overdosed. Too much. Then another, and another, and it became common to hear that somebody you sat on a barstool next to the night before ws found dead on some filthy bathroom floor. Almost routine. All too fucking common, so many people we knew and loved are dead and gone. All my bartenders, all my ex drinking buddies, some of those girls I met and fell in love with at that disgusting dirtyy dive bar where people overdosed in the bathroom. Michael L. was a beloved rogue. I read all these articles and obituaries penned by adoring big city music people who were really, really enthusiastic about his band, and swooning over his personal style and red velvet jackets. I still miss that guy Michael L., and he’s been gone a long time now. I still hear from people who I’ve never met cause they know I knew him. A famous bassplayer I like in a famous band, her husband was a friend of his, somebody else who was in one of my music groups on line was a drummer of his secondary West Coast band. His main man math metal drummer showed back up in my life, said he wanted me to sing for their band, doing the exact music I was never into. I tried to gently convey that the last thing that appealed to me was fronting a cover band of my dead buddy’s attempt to be more like Pussy Galore. Everybody I was meeting back then seemed to only wanna have a cover band of a cover band of a cover band, like chasing bandwagons that had already left town. Just not my bag at all. It’s okay to start off like, “we wanna be so and so meets so and so”, but then, you’re supposed to revitalize the whole genre, make it your own. I felt for the math metal drummer, cause I know he accrued a lot of grief and guilt over the death of our mutual homeboy, but I could never bring myself to sing those lyrics about film noir serial killers, or whatever it was supposed to be. The math metal drummer assured me we could become overnight famous with his grunge connections doing the refried tribute act, but I was rather more dedicated to my own ouvre, my own scene. I had my own get down. whether it ws appreciated by grunge/”Alternative” locals or not. I had my own songs. The bassist got his suburban Weiland wannabe pot dealer friend to start performing my tunes at open mic nights when the sit on a stool MTV “unplugged thing” was in. Wow, brother-those are MY SONGS. That started happening with alarming frequency. No one wnated to help me record but six different acts were doing my tunes in different towns. You can’t make this shit up. People I met in nowhere places were becoming Overnight Famous. Not me, man, I was working in a kitchen, washing dishes and picking fucking chicken all day for minimumwage in a hairnet and bloody apron. Goin’ home alone and hittin’ the bottle hard. I had my own red leather jacket and songs galore, but admittedly no grunge connections to local major label fame people, or fancy studio owners, or well to do patrons of the arts, or any of that shit. I am not gonna kiss somebody’s ass ass just because their dad bought them an old car or sports bar or recording studio. As The Kid, our bratty Bastard bassplayer used to say, “Fuck Those People”. When my leather barbarian ex guitar player from smalltown Flag City, USA via Allston and Colarado got out of jail, I summoned him to my side, and we resumed making our own brand of young, loud, n snotty punknroll that was never properly recorded and probably still sounded nothing like the “Replacements meets Hanoi Rocks”-it was muddier, swampier-more like the Crybabies probably, meets the Hangmen and Comatones and Beasts Of Bourbon-ya see, he was into like, AC/DC, Motorhead, and heartland Americana-Soul Asylum and Seger, Petty, shit like that, and I was pretty new wave, ya know. New wave and torch songs. We had kinda mastered the art of tear it up and take the waitress home, though. Whenever we played in public, people went wild. We weren’t shy, we came to party with the people. We took our inspiration from the Fleshtones. As he liked to say, I kept him from becoming a full fledged AC/DC tribute band, and he kept me from becoming an uglier Duran Duran. My only real regret about all of it was just never having any prolonged access to recording facilities. Now,  I’m almost 53, it’s getting colder, I got a teenager in the home, three grown kids who don’t want much to do with their disreputable hoodlum old man, and I never stopped thinking about making more bad seed rocknroll. My wife’s on the phone with her old dad and I’m rootin’ for the geezer. It’s a nothing to do Sunday, I already fucked around in the yard, did the dishes and vaccumed, and folded the laundry. I’d love to have a drink right now but the kid’s gonna be waking up any minute and require all my positive life force. (RIP) MICHAEL L. 

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“A lot of people seem to believe that capitalism is the only way to arrange society & therefore we must stick with it as it destroys our world. That’s like believing burning your house down with you inside is the only way to keep warm in the winter.” (-Lee Camp)

CATCH MY FALL

“What happened to Zeke?
He’s dead on Jones, man
How about Dave?
O.D’d on alcohol
Oh, what’s Rock doing?
Oh, he’s living with his mother
What about James?
He’s gone straight…” (-Iggy)

   Sports people in the burbs are weird, I’ll give you an example. Me and my drummer drinking beer together on the stoop was characterized by the sports moms and employers as me corrupting the good boy from the good home, right? Him and his brother’s bully sports team friends getting drunk together, that was All American red blooded rites of passage and blue eyed innocent campus hijinks. Class privilege was a thing back there. So was all that bizarre hometown zipcode overzealous sports patriotism. My wrestling team, wrong or right. Football players can do no wrong. Or kung fu predators, if their dads owned big houses. It was always fucked up beyond belief or repair back there, that school to prison pipeline can not be reformed: the really awful, cruel, spiteful, ballsout mean people were celebrated, rewarded, promoted. Nice kids, good kids, loving, creative kids were abused, incarcerated, bootcamped, punished, beaten, and railroaded into jails, institutions, or military service to make more space for the dickheads and the sadists. That still goes on today in my kid’s generation, the I-Phone tiktok social media culture of kids telling kids to kill themselves, it seems like it may have even gotten worse, since we were young. You know the scene in “Some Kind Of Wonderful” where hapless dork Keith is befriended by all the hoods and skins and big metalheads in detention? I had that same exeperience, of being embraced and accepted by the big tough guys, the few who weren’t assholes, in my high school years, and the one guy who jumped in and ended up taking some punches on my behalf, in front of the downtown nightclub when I was getting pummeled by a whole mob of rednecks, you know I became sortof very attached to him, had him on a bit of a pedestel for years, he always has a space in my heart. I thought it was just so heroic and courageous, when him and a black dude named Bohickey involved themselves with saving me from furthur pounding. I thought we’d always be like Robin Hood and Little John, Morris & Jerome, Laurel & Hardy. Jake & Elwood, ya know what I mean? A dynamic duo. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Vaudeville comedians, Catskills comics. A Dabba Doo Time. He was a popular kid at the city school and hung around some hillbilly poker players who liked eighties rap music and he was even into like Prince and the Cure. He was  big ole redheaded white kid but he could dance. Just pure charisma. He could funk. I thought he was a better bassist than the Jane’s Addiction guy. At first, we still had another bass guy-the local teen heart throb star DJ, but old Bobby was about to move on to a solo career as a frontman. So we needed a new bassist and I knew who I had in mind. The guy who’d been hanging around our band practices and drinking beer with us already, back when we were still doing like Alice, Deadboys, Misfits, Stones and Dogs D’Amour covers. Over time, we’d become regular drinking buddies, we had so much fun together singing, “HEY! HEY! HEY!” from Tom Petty’s “Rebels” at the top of our lungs in the echoy apartment, so I decided he should become a full fledged member of my band. He resisted the idea initially because in the hairband era, tv programming made it seem almost like you should look like Brett Michaels and Ricki Rocket to play rocknroll, this guy was a big giant musclebound dude, so he was not sure he’d fit in with the rest of us scrawny scuzzy black leather Ramones, but I insisted, I started teaching him about Hanoi Rocks, Generation X and Johnny Thunders and the Fleshtones and he started coming to band practice. Real punk rock, rocknroll in it’s purest form, does not require anybody look a certain way. He had a big heart and a sense of right and wrong, a conscience, the impulse to be cool and do the next right thing even if that don’t please the popular consesus or always get the dummy vote. That was the criteria for being in my gang. Side by side, we’d faced all kindsa different challenges and adversaries and again and again we rose to the moment, sometimes just barely lived to tell the tale, there were some near riots at crazy biker jamborees in the woods and the like, but othertimes we fucking almost…excelled. I was already a scarfy bottle swingin’ yo ho ho Jack Sparrow back before Johnny Depp was on Jump Street, so I don’t think it’s a big secret that I was perceived as a controversial figure among some of the parents in the plantation states. The beautiful big rascal bassist had been a real life boy scout and role model for the kids YMCA coach before he started consorting with my lot of damaged wastrels and punks, and it is not an infrequent occurance in my life when various associates have suggested that perhaps I jeopardized their reputations among the straights. Not only did we come up together, though, but as ROTH sang on the long awaited reunion lp with Van Halen, “we came through blood and fire…” True story. Closest I ever got to figuring out what went wrong between us was the guitarist murmuring about how the local popular Catholic school Vespa riding drummer had decided I “was not happening.” And a little quote in a fanzine where they alluded to the ex vocalist being a bit too much. That would be me, of course. Okay so ya know, my loss, really cause personally I always loved all those guys, even as I saw ’em going through different stages in life. The straight edge phase, the gym membership phase, the frathouse phase, the sports bar phase, the respectable businessman, and on and on. Hell the guy he replaced, the ORIGINAL bassplayer had become a GOLFER. We had a ball as kids though, a grand ole time, playing little pissy nowhere shows in nothing places, parties, bonfires, basements, me and the other lads hipping him to all our weirdo subculture. I made him these very diverse mixed tapes all the time-everything from the Misfits and Concrete Blonde to the Standells and Warrior Soul and Little Richard and the MC5, Redd Kross and Kris Kristofferson. The Jesus & Mary Chain and the Stooges and Alice Cooper and all the stuff I write about here-right? You know-Japan, Dream Academy, Theater Of Hate, Skinny Puppy, PIL, Depeche Mode, Age Of Chance, Big Audio Dynamite, Kid Creole-you name it. I remember he got me into EARLY Soul Asylum and shared my love of the Replacements. We also both loved early hiphop and old school funk. He was a big Chili Peppers and old seventies P-Funk and like, Rick James fan. Even after he joined a different band with a guy who’d really gone out of his way to fuck me over, I kept in touch and still made him the traditional play loud all hits mixtapes every Christmas for decades, ya know? Expected to kinda raise our kids together, go on vacations, have more kicks and collaborations, but he took his own path, like in Star Wars, when Han splits cause he says he did not come to fight the empire. I totally did, though! Now we’re old, I’m a hermit, last Jedi in bearded exiled on some lonely planet, he’s a fucking collegetown superhero, living legend frat rock garage punk celebrity, and I have not seen him in years and we don’t even talk on the phone. Sad, ya know? Turned out dude was not infallible, he may have even made some dubious choices and wrong moves himself, but prefers to socialize with people who only see the boy scout image, I guess, but I don’t even know. It’s all just blind speculation on my part, totally, a shot in the dark really, cause like I said, I don’t know this grown up version of my former friend, I don’t know any of those guys anymore. I just carry our memories around like a heavy Santa Claus bag of bricks. I called him up when my girlfriend was pregnant and we were looking for an apartment with some urgency in his collegetown but he was kinda making himself scarce right then and I thought maybe it was cause he felt awkward about being in a band with my old sax player roommate from the coast, and a normie gone punk, squeaky clean from the honky burbs, rich kid I’d kinda mentored when he was loitering around my record store his senior year of college. Like I said, I was a little salty for a  couple of years cause he played in some other bands with some backstabber guys I don’t get along with, who took my good trust and misused it, and that kinda came between us, I suppose. When you are as talented and personable and charming and fun as that guy, you become a soughtafter hot commodity, epecially in a middle class collge town. Also, I was friends with his wife in high school, back when she was sortof one of the 120 Minutes watchers, an early REM and Depeche Mode fan, but her preppie girls sports and real estate clique never liked me, so yeah, who knows really, maybe that has something to do with it. I was considered a real bad influence on everybody in that hometown, by the Catholic school sports coaches and influential country club moms. I always say I’ve been “Cancelled Since ’83”! I put that on a tshirt. We did finally manage to exchange the briefest of emails when one of our mutual friends died suddenly, me and the now famous bassplayer, but that was it. From my perspective, we should have stayed together and made some records that shoulda coulda woulda been legendary, me and the guys from that original band, but we did not, and that is that. What do ya do when people you love just kinda ditch you, leave you behind? You just cope, right, learn to live without them. I’m like the glaring answer to the musical question “what’s wrong with this picture” in the eyes of like the sports bar celebs, boojass collector scum and showbiz hustle contingents and I get that. They went with the more midwestern acceptable choice, when they replaced me-a generic baseball cap dude. I stuck with the black sheep, the dive bar crazies, the dropout anarchists, the principled antiwar activists, and loudmouthed free speech advocates and fuck you Last Call rebel alliance. They got like a proper pitch Kendoll kid who fit in with fratboys, but did he have any message, vision, integrity or actual songs? I never saw anything that worthwhile come outta that Catholic school moved to nearby collegetown clique. Aside from some generic white t shirt blonde dude wanting to “pass” among the baseball cap people. I could never even understand the lyrics. Something about him wanting money, staus, and materialism. Drums were still white hot though. I guess they fit in great with the college people, the bankers, the secretaries, the day job people, barowners, the whole gentrification brunching ownership society. That aint the stuff of rocknroll rebellion though. Not so much. Anyways, no explanation came, I was out, other dude was in. Then they moved on to some other bands that played like garage covers on super vintage, extra nice classic antique instruments, in suits, in trendy hipster barber shops and in trendy hipster party town exotic locales and shit. I kept annually, foolishly, stupidly and repeatedly offering my services as a rabble rouser/singer/songwriter/people’s champion but they kept blowing me off completely. I shoulda moved on and got over it but I never learned how. I got their pictures on my wall here but they don’t even write me back most of the time. Drummer got sick so I walked to the store in the rain to buy him a card, he just never responded, I guess he told the guitar player I was “not happening”. Bummer. Yeah? “I just drink and drink and drink…”

Hanoi Rocks – Tragedy – YouTube

St. John – YouTube

I wrote about four books, stored on this computer-they’re all about our wild times back in the ancient days. Never published ’em when I had the chance as not to offend any of thes people’s parents, or fancy wives, ya know? Discretion being the better part of valor, I thought it was always “too soon” and figure some people who are parents now don’t want their kids knowing how wild we were. We were a little bit wild, I guess. I thought we were the boys next door, just the ones in silver pants. I honestly never found out what came between us, maybe the onery bassist was embarrassed by my farout appearance back when wearing pink and purple, and yellow feathers and glitter band sequins, or having big oversized Steve Stevens Aqua Net black haystack hair, was not all hunky dory in the flyover states, I was always really despised by the art police, homophobes, and zero tolerance, authoritarian forces of sports-conformity in the flyover states. It was a real shame to me when him and the rest of that band decided to replace me. We were not only extremely entertaining together as a band, like anything can happen day bring the house down entertaining but me and the guitarist wrote way better than average songs back then. Still bums me out. I waited half my life away, hoping for a reunion record. One of my main struggles in this lifetime has been loving motherfuckers who are just incapable of loving me back. Lemmy says “win some, lose some, it’s all the same to me”, but I got hungup on the people I grew up with, they imprinted on my little psyche somehow. It’s just how it is. To me, all those laughs we shared were way more important and valuable than any sortof social hierarchy vip room rewards of membership or crediot in the daytime world, or whatever. I never wanted to be anything like the people on the hill. No big house or glass coffeetable stacked with expensive art books or glossy catalogs can replace having real friends. Not to me, anyways. “When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way, from your first cigarette til your last dyin’ day”.  Whether you’re having a beer on the extravagant wraparound sundeck, or in the dirty alley, what differnce does it make? They watch high definition tv on movie sized, thin screens, I watch old vhs tapes of 120 Minutes on shitty thrift store tv’s, you say potato, I say SUSAN SARANDON. Call me sentimental. I am what I am. Somedays I am proud almost everybody I brushed with from back then still has some kinda band in a different zipcode and are still making music, even if it’s without me. I know I had some small effect on all those blokes. They were all good lads, I guess, I just was not made to fit in to that midwestern world. I’m still like the throwaway kids in that eighties punk movie. TR. “The Rejected”. It’s alright, now.

The Rolling Stones – Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Official Video) (With Makeup) – YouTube

The Cramps – Garbageman – YouTube

Amyl and The Sniffers – Freaks To The Front – YouTube

The Coma-tones – Sexual Intellectual – YouTube

The Gun Club – “She’s Like Heroin to Me” – YouTube

The Hangmen – Rotten Sunday promo – YouTube

Gun Called Justice – YouTube

LEFTARDS RULE!

Australian punk bands are always the best!

Music | The Leftards

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The Leftards | Discography | Discogs

just some punk songs: Leftards – CCP

“When capitalism proponents say “you don’t understand economics”, what they really mean is “you don’t understand that unregulated capitalism is the best system for generating profits.” But that IS understood; it’s just that generating profits, in and of itself, is not sufficient. The “invisible hand of the market” gets treated as an actual deity that actually exists, with all the wisdom necessary to solve the world’s problems. In reality the pursuit of money lacks any wisdom; it can’t solve our major problems, it can only make more stuff and more profits. When capitalism proponents say “you don’t understand economics”, what they really mean is “you don’t understand that unregulated capitalism is the best system for generating profits.” But that IS understood; it’s just that generating profits, in and of itself, is not sufficient. Capitalism has no real answers for problems like ecocide, inequality, exploitation and caring for the needful. Yes “let the markets decide” will generate lots of profits for those set up to harvest them, but profit-seeking cannot address those very serious problems. In fact many of our problems come from the fact that capitalism is TOO good at turning the gears of industry; our biosphere is dying largely because capitalism values making lots of things but not un-making things. We’re choking our ecosystem to death because it’s profitable. The claim that capitalism is the best system for generating profits is basically correct; it’s hard to beat greed and starvation as a carrot and stick to get the gears of industry whirring. The issue here is that merely generating profits won’t solve most of the world’s problems.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

Olayemi Olurin on Twitter: “He did not work for them, he was one of them. He was a POLICE OFFICER. What you mean to say is a police officer murdered three people and was then killed by his colleagues.” / Twitter

“Are y’all that dense to not see it’s 2 sides of the same coin, a never ending cycle of sameness, 2 headed beast, DIVIDE AND CONQUER, there will never be an anti war candidate on either side. Some of us actually have a revolutionary mindset and see beyond an illusion of choice.” (-Marisa)

NEWS SPORTS & WEATHER DESK:

“A lot of things have brought on these dire times, but two important factors are that 1) capitalism pushes the sociopaths to the top & they ultimately rule the systems 2) capitalism is the belief in infinite growth on a limited planet. It can only end in collapse if not stopped.” (-Lee Camp)

Dr.Feelgood 【She Does It Right】 – YouTube

 New Book! Lao Sue And Other Poems – by Caitlin Johnstone (substack.com)

Banning Mail in Jails and Prisons Harms Incarcerated People: Critics – Rolling Stone

Nick Cave and the bruises of experience – ABC

How BlackRock Conquered the World — Part 3: Aladdin’s Genie and the Future of the World – Activist Post
Who Will Save Rock and Roll? Re-constituted Dictators are The Next Big Thing | Reviews (i94bar.com)

Financial Crimes, COVID + Con Artists With Whitney Webb + Dr. Jessica Rose | Childrens Health Defense

‘Wow!’ Fauci ‘Can’t Recall Practically Anything’ in 7-Hour Deposition • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

Why is the University of California trying to KILL its students, faculty and staff? (substack.com)

Vivian Wu on Twitter: “Shanghai people were chanting and singing. Slogans being shouted including “ we went freedom not virus check.” “ we want democracy not dictatorship”. “ put down ccp”. It’s unbelievable 33 years after Tiananmen Square movement such slogans could be shouted out loudly on CH streets https://t.co/Im7NuKSJ8y” / Twitter

Sabby Sabs on Twitter: “Railroad workers are fighting for sick days. I never understood why managers need to know why you’re taking time off. Why do they need to know what you’re doing when you’re off? https://t.co/4jKRF9ZxkY https://t.co/rqMlr4nWV9” / Twitter

The Guardian Could Help Assange By Retracting All The Lies It Published About Him – Caitlin Johnstone

STAY WILD ! STAY FREE! BROTHERS & SISTERS & FRIENDS OF THE REVOLUTION, AS STOKELY CARMICHAEL USED TO SAY, “ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE!” FREE ASSANGE!

Gutter Gospel By General Labor: Dr. Jill Stein, Bananarama, Icicle Works, George Carlin, Biafra, Chris Hedges, Jimmy Dore, Julian Assange, Eat ‘Em & Smile Band, Pretenders, Jonesin For Old New Wave And Cheap Champagne, Rev. Paul S. Cunningham Video!

“Parts of the so called ‘Left’ hate comedian podcasters more than the crooks they say they are fighting against but keep voting for in the Democratic Party.” (-Black In The Empire)

 EIGHTIES

The way the boomers carried The Beatles and the Kennedys in their hearts, I mean prior to 9/11-Obama-Fauchi, that’s how I feel about the eighties. I wanna go back to the Martha Quinn-1999-Rebel Yell-She’s So Unusual era, like the Cult sang on their masterpiece perfect album, “Love”, “All my beautiful friends have all gone away”…I tried to reach out to some of my my old pals and former cronies, but they’ve sadly all joined the adult world, gone over to the dark side of the force, become these blind slaves to the consensus, pleasing the inlaws, all about the Benjamins and keeping up with the Kardashians, reciting official narratives, fitting in at the sports bar. They are all afraid of being cancelled on Twitter. Many of my lifetime’s once favorite people are so invested in the system and in protecting their own personal privileges, they willingly goose step towards total fucking fascism, and therefore obviously have to avoid people like me-it’s pretty heartbreaking. I’m still all like, ROSE TATTOO! MC5, Ralph Nader, Malcolm X and Abbie Hoffman, motherfuckers. If the Good Lord is willing and the creek don’t rise, me and my most immediate family will be easin’ on down the road sometime soon to another nearby dead end desert ghost town. I got a lotta worries. Estranged loved ones, propagandized loved ones, people with health problems, and loved ones suffering from mental illness. It’s been a wild ride. I am tired. I wrote a lot of songs you should have heard by now, but they gave you like, Taylor Swift, instead. I still love all the Glitter People.

BANANARAMA

My kid’s show “Cobra Kai” rebooted “Cruel Summer” but slowed it way down and man did it ever take me back. So yeah, I read “SMASH HITS” religiously at 12 and 14 and loved it all. Duran, Prince, INXS, Blow Monkeys, Wham, Belouise Some, ABC, Scritti Politti, King-you name it-all that fey and twee kinda androgynous fake reggae and new wave shit. Paul Young? Love ‘im. Culture Club, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, English Beat, General Public, Eddie Grant, Madness, Strawberry Switchblade, Fun Boy Three, Tears For Fears, Anrde Cymone, Roxy Music-anything like that. Where I lived, there were only about three even semi pseudo cool girls. Two of ’em, actually named Lisa and Michelle, Madonna wannabes with all the silver bracelets and bangles and bleached hair and rosaries and black lace and a very impressive Siouxsie and the Banshees t shirt from the Big City, dismissed me curtly one time when I meekly approached them at the lunch table poring over their pinups of various new wave idols with funny haircuts like A-Ha, with a Valley Girl voiced, “Oh Gawd, you are like, SO QUEER!” So when I met a real cool chick through an absurd series of unlikely events who was also into post punk, new wave, art, and crazy fashion, I was naturally en thralled. We both liked U2 and the Police and Bowie and the Furs which was all edgy and semi taboo where we came from back then. I was so head over heels in love with her that other girls just became pale shadows of her. Even famous blondes like Aimee Mann or Bananarama. They all just reminded me of her-every Rick Springfield B-Side. Every Prince song. Ya know? All I did for years was listen to The Smiths and OMD and Jesus & Mary Chain and Duran and dream of her. We were both smart and arty and her dad had died and I had never known my own dad, both of us were misunderstood or rejected by our stupid peers, and both of us had friction with a series of step figures. I really loved her so much, I ended up kinda seeing her in everything for a real long time. Her mother had vetoed me instantly though, so it was all too brief. She did make me feel a lot more confident about myself though when I was a real shy weirdo kid. My next girlfriend after her was 25 and I was 15, beautiful, glamourous, queen of the after hours scene in the Lower East Side-a filmmaker. I came to know many marvelously exceptional and wonderful talented women who I learned everything I know from, but it all started with her. I can say she discovered me. She was totally my teenage Venus. I might have written a song about her. Or two. 

NEW CULT SONG

JOHN DISSED 

Diary of a Madman – Strummertime | Podcast on Spotify

DAN DENTON

‎The Blue Collar Gospel Hour on Apple Podcasts

JIMMY DORE VERSUS THE CORRUPT ESTABLISHMENT

In the last big bogus election cycle, all your Amazon Shopping shitlib friends, who bought into the window dressing of the fraudsquad told us they were going to push Biden to the left, but instead, they all went Full Pelosi, completely dropped the idea of universal healthcare or free education, and pushed the gentrified shitlibs to the police state, pro war, hardcore imperialist right. People who used to be antiwar and anti racist have become satiated with some high visibility token females, some slogans, and an “I Voted Today” sticker. College educated folks are so baffled by media that all they talk about now is Blaming Trump, enforcing gender pro nouns, and unconditionally worshipping the blue no matter who diversity squad tweeting about Trump, that shit is supposed to replace all radical action and organizing and any authentic leftish principle. U2 started off as like, anti war Martin Luther King Jr. emissaries and ended up as richman stooges for the World Economic Forum, Bill Gates and Bush/Cheney. Middleclassers care more about Obama fanclub membership than embodying or protecting any traditional liberal value. All they did is wring their hands for years blaming Trump for building a wall that Biden continues construction on. Blaming Trump for all the immigrant children human trafficked and seperated from their parents in for profit border gulags that Biden has quadrupled the population of. Blaming Trump for big giveaways to billionaires and perpetuating bogus Bush wars that Biden expands. Blaming Trump for groping young women when Biden does the same. Chastising Trump’s kids for being corrupt and inept flunkies but looking the other way when it comes to Hunter and his Azov battalion friends in the Ukraine. Shitlibs support every rightwing policy s’long as they trot out a token model to co sign it. makes it ALLL just apple pie okeydokey-drones, domestic spying, torture—they celebrate mass murder and endless war now like it’s some kinda transfriendly feminist victory, when Dems are in office doinbg all the same exact rightwing shit, they just make excuses, look the other way, don’t wanna know. Can we just talk about much they love the person in the pink dress from Hamilton and Kamala and the Obamas some more, how they got their fourth monkeypox booster for the babies in the Ukraine? Media is powerful. It’s all gone. There is nothing left of the left. Just me, Jimmy Dore and Caitlin and Nader screaming in the wind. Media is so powerful it has trained people who describe themselves as liberals and progressives to admire the Cheneys, W Bush, Big Pharma, billionaires, idle heiresses, lady torturers, Ukraine nazis, Cait Jenner, royals, the CIA, kkkops, etc. All conversations about income inequality, class, Flint water, and Citizen’s United Ruling corruption are deflected by these puppets by changing the topic to gender. Everytime. Phony Balonies-muppet show.

The Kissinger Continuum: The Unauthorized History of the WEF’s Young Global Leaders Program (unlimitedhangout.com)

It’s “Unreasonable” for Banks to Share Your Financial Info With the Government, 8 in 10 Americans Say – Activist Post

Macroaggressions: #265: One Nation Under Blackmail | Whitney Webb on Apple Podcasts

“The Democrats tried to subvert democracy and kick Green party candidate @MatthewPHoh

 off the ballot in the North Carolina Senate race, but they failed. Thank you Matthew for taking on the corrupt duopoly and giving the people a real choice on election day.” (-Ryan Knight)

“At precisely the same time Leonard Peltier was complaining about the cruelty of Covid lockdowns in his prison in early 2022, large segments of the organized US left were calling for placing the entire US population under an inhumane Covid lockdown.” (-Max Blumenthal)

US’s longest-serving political prisoner Leonard Peltier says prison is ‘torture chamber’ amid Covid lockdowns | The Independent

BLACK AGENDA REPORT

Black Agenda Radio September 16, 2022 | Black Agenda Report

Biden Keeps Pledging Direct US War With China Over Taiwan


❖”The president of the United States has once again committed the US military to direct hot war with China in the event of an attack on Taiwan, a commitment that was once again walked back by his White House handlers.In a recent 60 Minutes interview, Biden was asked point-blank by CBS News’ Scott Pelley if US forces would defend Taiwan from an attack by the mainland.”Yes, if in fact there was an unprecedented attack,” Biden said.”After our interview a White House official told us US policy has not changed,” Pelly narrates after the comment. “Officially, the U.S. will not say whether American forces would defend Taiwan. But the commander-in-chief had a view of his own.””So unlike Ukraine, to be clear, sir, US Forces, US men and women would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion?” Pelley asked.”Yes,” Biden replied.This is by my count the fourth time the US president has made such remarks in transgression of his government’s standing policy of “strategic ambiguity” on this issue only to have them walked back by administration staff.This past May Biden said “yes” when asked by the press if the US would defend Taiwan militarily in the event of a Chinese invasion, adding, “That’s the commitment we made.” A White House official later stated that the president’s comments did not reflect a change in US policy.At a CNN forum in October of last year Biden responded in the affirmative when asked by an audience member if the US would intervene to defend Taiwan, and said “Yes, we have a commitment” when asked to clarify if he meant intervening against an attack from China. Again, the White House quickly clarified that “there is no change in our policy.”In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in August of last year Biden implied that the US would defend Taiwan as it would a NATO ally, saying that the US has “kept every commitment… same with Taiwan” when asked if China might be emboldened to attack the island by the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan. Again a senior administration official told the press, “Our policy with regard to Taiwan has not changed.”(It is worth noting at this time that Biden’s repeated assertion that the US has a “commitment” to defend Taiwan militarily is objectively false; that hasn’t been the case for over 40 years.)I’ve listed these statements in reverse chronological order, and you can see they get more vague the earlier they are. Now you’ve got the president clearly and explicitly saying that he will send US troops to kill and be killed in a direct hot war with China to defend Taiwan.The White House says official US policy hasn’t changed on Taiwan, but it doesn’t matter. Biden’s made clear this is his policy, and whether he would follow through or not, that’s the message that’s been conveyed to China. This isn’t dementia, it’s deliberate. https://t.co/Lg5ZpTqieF— Dave DeCamp (@DecampDave) September 19, 2022I don’t know why the US president keeps verbally committing his armed forces to a third world war against a nuclear-armed nation only to have it walked back over and over again by the administration he’s supposed to be in charge of. Is this just some neurological glitch in an aging brain which promoted war and militarism throughout its entire time in office? Is it some weird new tactic in “strategic ambiguity” to have different parts of the administration saying completely different things in totally unambiguous ways? Is Biden just a crazy warmonger? I don’t know. But what I do know is that all this chaos and confusion is happening at the worst possible time.As Brett Wilkins explains for Common Dreams, a new bill from the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee threatens to bring the world much closer to a horrific war due to the way it would upend existing US policy on China with its recognition of Taiwan as a major “non-NATO ally” as part of a commitment to send billions of dollars worth of weapons to the island. Fears of what this could unleash upon our world have caused even fairly reliable empire facilitators like Ed Markey to vote against the bill, which Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning says would “greatly shake the political foundation of China-US relations and cause extremely serious consequences to China-US relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”This is just one of the ways that tensions with China are being ramped up with astonishing speed over Taiwan, among them also the normalization of sending an increasingly high number of US officials to Taipei in steadily rising contempt for Washington’s One China policy which has kept the peace along this flashpoint for decades.This Taiwan situation is getting uglier and uglier, much faster than many expected, and the president of the the world’s mightiest war machine is either two stupid, too bloodthirsty, too careless or too demented to navigate this situation with the sensitivity it deserves. Things never should have been allowed to get this far, and the US empire is showing us every indication that it intends to take things much, much further.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)Propaganda Warps Our Very Humanity: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix – Caitlin Johnstone

❖”The president of the United States has once again committed the US military to direct hot war with China in the event of an attack on Taiwan, a commitment that was once again walked back by his White House handlers.In a recent 60 Minutes interview, Biden was asked point-blank by CBS News’ Scott Pelley if US forces would defend Taiwan from an attack by the mainland.”Yes, if in fact there was an unprecedented attack,” Biden said.”After our interview a White House official told us US policy has not changed,” Pelly narrates after the comment. “Officially, the U.S. will not say whether American forces would defend Taiwan. But the commander-in-chief had a view of his own.””So unlike Ukraine, to be clear, sir, US Forces, US men and women would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion?” Pelley asked.”Yes,” Biden replied.This is by my count the fourth time the US president has made such remarks in transgression of his government’s standing policy of “strategic ambiguity” on this issue only to have them walked back by administration staff.This past May Biden said “yes” when asked by the press if the US would defend Taiwan militarily in the event of a Chinese invasion, adding, “That’s the commitment we made.” A White House official later stated that the president’s comments did not reflect a change in US policy.At a CNN forum in October of last year Biden responded in the affirmative when asked by an audience member if the US would intervene to defend Taiwan, and said “Yes, we have a commitment” when asked to clarify if he meant intervening against an attack from China. Again, the White House quickly clarified that “there is no change in our policy.”In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in August of last year Biden implied that the US would defend Taiwan as it would a NATO ally, saying that the US has “kept every commitment… same with Taiwan” when asked if China might be emboldened to attack the island by the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan. Again a senior administration official told the press, “Our policy with regard to Taiwan has not changed.”(It is worth noting at this time that Biden’s repeated assertion that the US has a “commitment” to defend Taiwan militarily is objectively false; that hasn’t been the case for over 40 years.)I’ve listed these statements in reverse chronological order, and you can see they get more vague the earlier they are. Now you’ve got the president clearly and explicitly saying that he will send US troops to kill and be killed in a direct hot war with China to defend Taiwan.The White House says official US policy hasn’t changed on Taiwan, but it doesn’t matter. Biden’s made clear this is his policy, and whether he would follow through or not, that’s the message that’s been conveyed to China. This isn’t dementia, it’s deliberate. https://t.co/Lg5ZpTqieF— Dave DeCamp (@DecampDave) September 19, 2022I don’t know why the US president keeps verbally committing his armed forces to a third world war against a nuclear-armed nation only to have it walked back over and over again by the administration he’s supposed to be in charge of. Is this just some neurological glitch in an aging brain which promoted war and militarism throughout its entire time in office? Is it some weird new tactic in “strategic ambiguity” to have different parts of the administration saying completely different things in totally unambiguous ways? Is Biden just a crazy warmonger? I don’t know. But what I do know is that all this chaos and confusion is happening at the worst possible time.As Brett Wilkins explains for Common Dreams, a new bill from the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee threatens to bring the world much closer to a horrific war due to the way it would upend existing US policy on China with its recognition of Taiwan as a major “non-NATO ally” as part of a commitment to send billions of dollars worth of weapons to the island. Fears of what this could unleash upon our world have caused even fairly reliable empire facilitators like Ed Markey to vote against the bill, which Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning says would “greatly shake the political foundation of China-US relations and cause extremely serious consequences to China-US relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”This is just one of the ways that tensions with China are being ramped up with astonishing speed over Taiwan, among them also the normalization of sending an increasingly high number of US officials to Taipei in steadily rising contempt for Washington’s One China policy which has kept the peace along this flashpoint for decades.This Taiwan situation is getting uglier and uglier, much faster than many expected, and the president of the the world’s mightiest war machine is either two stupid, too bloodthirsty, too careless or too demented to navigate this situation with the sensitivity it deserves. Things never should have been allowed to get this far, and the US empire is showing us every indication that it intends to take things much, much further.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)Propaganda Warps Our Very Humanity: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix – Caitlin Johnstone
Propaganda Warps Our Very Humanity: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix – Caitlin JohnstoneThere’s so much more to propaganda than just manufacturing consent for governments and wars. It trains us what to value. What to think a successful human being looks like.caitlinjohnstone.comProposal: Just Run All Western News Media Directly Out Of CIA Headquarters – Caitlin Johnstone

Sedition #2 Of Treazine Is Ready! – Caitlin Johnstone

“The Soviet Union lost more than 27 million people fighting Nazism. China lost more than 20 million people fighting Japanese fascism. The world owes both an immeasurable debt.” (-Danny Haiphong)

Black Alliance for Peace on Twitter: “Join BAP Coordinating Committee member Charisse Burden-Stelly (@blackleftaf) & Jodi Dean (@Jodi7768) in conversation with Dev Springer for a book launch & signing of Organize, Fight, Win: Black Communist Women’s Political Writing on Oct 7 in Atlanta: https://t.co/WFpwYpvJSb” / Twitter

Revealed: How the US and UK Stopped Peace Deal in Ukraine (mintpressnews.com)

ICICLE WORKS

I dunno if I was 13 or 14 when I first fell in love, I only know it was magical, musical, mythical, mystical, had a real life heightened reality, full blast fairytale quality, and my strange and embarrassing life had taken on this new and wide awake intensity, all the music we were listening to in those initial spark holy moments stayed with me all these years. Even if that first love was too good to be true, or I just fucked it up, or whatever happened, the songs remain in my heart. I never got over anything.

Be careful what you dream of
It may come up and surprise you
I can’t confess, my life’s a mess
I’ve come to idolise you
You liken it to walking on hot coals
I’ll keep my boots on
Wisen up and fly straight
There’s a shape on the horizon

In a hollow horse I’ll steal my way
Inside your guarded heart
So selfishly the needs I harbour
When we are apart
My past strung out behind me
Contradiction and disaster
I’m in search of charity
A union I could master

We’ll be as we are
When all the fools
Who doubt us fade away
Fortune deep and wide
Intimidated, restless in the wait

Things I chose to value
I no longer have a use for
I ridicule myself for all the things
Those symbols stood for
When vanity has played a part
In every leader’s downfall
Wait to storm the gates, what’s left
Undone to hang around for

We’ll be as we are
When all the fools
Who doubt us fade away
Fortune deep and wide
Intimidated, restless in the wait

We’ll be as we are
When all the fools
Who doubt us fade away
Fortune deep and wide
Intimidated, restless in the wait


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“And the poor stay poor and the rich get rich and the cops get paid to look away as the 1% rules america. Spreading the Disease, everybody needs, but one one wants to see, the way society keeps spreading the disease.” (1988 – Queensryche ~ Spreading the Disease)

Documents show Bill Gates has given $319 million to media outlets to promote his global agenda – The Grayzone

10 Ways in Which Our Rights Have Been Usurped – Activist Post

Strike, Strike, Strike – The Chris Hedges Report (substack.com)

WATCH: CN Live! — ‘The War on Journalism’ – Consortium News

Craig Murray: Mass Hysteria, UK-Royal Style – Consortium News

“If you talk about the problem of crime in the United States and fail to prioritize the financial and war crimes of the one percent, congratulations you are either a victim of or willing participant in copaganda.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Mexico just honored Julian with the keys to the city & invited his family. Russian artist Jorit painted a mural of Julian in Moscow. Meanwhile the UK approved  Julian’s extradition to the US where he faces 175 yrs for the crime of journalism. Who’s the dangerous country here?” (-Fiorella Isabel)

“People ignore politics because they perceive (correctly) that neither of their country’s two mainstream political factions cares about them, and because they perceive (incorrectly) that those two mainstream political factions are the only possible framework for political action. A tremendous amount of perception management has gone in to getting people to buy into the absurd delusion that status quo politics can be used to change the status quo. People stop ignoring politics when they learn there’s a whole meaningful reality underneath that delusion.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“There isn’t Democracy in any country, worldwide. The US overthrew them all.” (-Estebon Martinez)

Host of the Sabby Sabs podcast,

@SabbySabs2, gives discusses how progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has fallen in line with corporate Democrats, and that this could hurt her in the future.

Rising on Twitter: “Host of the Sabby Sabs podcast, @SabbySabs2, gives discusses how progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has fallen in line with corporate Democrats, and that this could hurt her in the future. https://t.co/eH68MpjSka” / Twitter

PATTI SMITH

Obviously, as an outlaw singer writer lyricist performer, one of my biggest influences was Patti Smith. I remember being a dumb new wave kid and an older friend trying to turn me onto her but the Patti Smith Group were too garagey for my Duran Duran and synthpop sensibilities, back then, I was not ready for her, yet, but by the time she caught me, she REALLY got me, I was a deeply moved devotee. One of my last bands sadly fractured before we really got to accomplish what we were capable of, my dudes abandoned the promising project to hookup with other people who were much better funded than I was and it was real heartbreaking at the time, I felt really wounded about it. We had been invited to perform at some very prestigious events and two big name artists even suggested we go on tour with them as their opening act. I was planning on opening our NYC debut show with a cover version of “Privilege Set Me Free” which I always resonated with for very self evident reasons if you listen to the words. I’m not a fucking sceretary.  I can still rock like fuck.

www.opensecrets.org

www.projectcensored.org 

How about “died instantly”? (substack.com)

Joe Biden Thinks a Rail Strike has Been Averted. Do Rail Workers? | Labor Notes

PRAYERS FOR JEFF WATSON

I sincerely like “When You Close Your Eyes” and “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”. I like all kinds of stuff the record collector/hipster snob/record store types all cringe over for being too sappy or mainstream or overproduced. I like everything from Howard Jones, Dexy’s, Nik Kershaw and Thompson Twins to the Lep’s first three albums, Night Ranger and 38 Special, who one of my former drinking buddies hilariously used to call, “The Beatles Of The South”. My buddy Matt Thorne has a music snob group online called Desert island Dickheads with people like Elliot Easton in it and they memorably all went nuts for weeks on end because I casually referred to 38 Special as power pop, arguing that some of their songs were as catchy as Rick Springfield or the Shoes, or most any skinny tie band.  I’m not being at all ironic when I say I dig the heartfelt sentiment of Night Ranger’s corny teen anthems. My old songwriter friend, Max O’Donnal from Ill-starred, Streetcar Named Disaster, and Bang Bang Satellite agrees: “Those first 3 Night Ranger records are beautiful. Camaraderie, big choruses, long hair, denim & the girl next door. They’re the 80’s teenage boy version of Norman Rockwell. “

Former Night Ranger guitarist Jeff Watson recovering from two brain surgeries – Sleaze Roxx

Whatever Became Of A Streetcar Named Disaster? – Interview With Underground Cult Hero Max O’ Donnal By Darkstar General – Veglam

STEVE VAI INTERVIEW “KIDS IN ACTION”

Listening to this old Vai interview remembering when the older flyover country punksters had all these rules about what punks were allowed to like-supposedly, it was forbidden to enjoy the busier, flashy guitarists like Steve Vai, Steve Stevens or Eddie Van Halen. A stray hardcore kid we knew used to bleat on and on about how I shouldn’t be “allowed” to have the long hair and makeup-we were supposed to only ever have short hair like the military, cause The Clash did, and just limit our listening habits to Thunders and Jones or some shit. The Black Flag/Circle Jerks/Suicidal Tendencies gang-like factions. You remember them, right? They were just like their sports moms-fascists. I was not born to obey conformists with many pairs of imported boots. Idiots-all those tedious fucking Minor Threat/Fugazi/DC hardcore people. I’d go to Ft. Wayne on the weekends and the aggressive males there were even worse-emboldened by their numbers-half of them were in those junior ROTC military school programs, some were neo fucking nazis, and the rest were like drunken macho, English Punk wannabes with the foot tall mohawks, talking in Clockwork Orange dialog in fake British accents, wanting to slamdance, rough house, male bond like fratboys, or just straightup outright Sid Vicious clones. They all had all these rules, which were not for me. The girls were much cooler-goths, crusties, do your own thing anarchists. Me, too, sisters. I was always a rocker, even in the punk days, not apologizing. Of course the big muscled hometown Transmarao driving suburban shredders who liked Journey and Judas Priest all called me Devo or Boy George or Joey Ramone. I always had bruises from them punching me in the hallways or locker room. I was being held hostage at the Oneida Baptist Institute in darkest Appalachia when the US FEST happened in California and Strummer and Roth famously sniped back n forth at the press conference and Dave accused them of putting iced tea in their Jack Daniels bottles-I was always like part Clash, part Van Halen. Still am, really! Then, Guns N Roses hit the mainstream like five years later, and eventually, after all the hesher mullets got used to them wearing blue eyeshadow, a couple years after that, around the time of “Paradise City”, the bandwagon chasers were all insisting I should be able to do that high pitched AXL screech, that my vocal style was not metal enough. I can’t hit the Queensryche/Iron Maiden highs-no way. More like the Mary Chain or Bators vocal range. That’s always been the great comedy of my life-too punk for metal, too metal for punk. A patriarchal privileged cys born, culture appropriating colonizer male in the oh so gentrified, navel studies collegetowns, a gutter trash pinko commie queer fag Antifa race traitor in the Midwest. I remember being real excited by “RIP” magazine in the “Appetite For Destruction” era cause they covered all those new sleaze bands coming out of Hollywood and NYC like Junkyard and Rock City Angels, Circus Of Power, and The Throbs: it was all about breaking down those barriers between punk and metal. Like me and my friends and Hanoi Rocks and later Guns N Roses and the Four Horsemen and Danzig. My own crew were part “Thrasher” magazine skaterat headbangers, a skinhead, an older 70’s scuzzpunk, a jock, and a new romantic. I had to replace about half those guys with an AC/DC barnstorming hellraiser and some Go Betweens/Replacements fan, richass pop geeks from Walden fucking Pond, and a goth-folkie telemarketing warlock, when our shithot romeo guitar hero split the scene for med school. My life has been a weird and frequently sad as fuck misadventure. I can’t believe we never even got to make a fucking record. It just kills me. I mean, I try listening to summa my ex associates’ cds and they are generally hard to sit all the way through, there’s just very little content there-just feels like rich people throwing their money around- so I guess I’m glad I don’t have boxes full of mediocre unsold cd’s someone paid for so I can be pretend famous, but man we had SONGS! Catchy fucking memorable songs, so it’s an injustice that all these people who don’t even LIKE me or my main songwriting amigo, have been able to record way way more versions of OUR SONGS in the studio than we have. That’s crazy, but it’s all just because of money-they got it and we don’t. It’s so fuckedup. So I’ve always known my friendly reminder wakeup call, prayer for peace, S.O.S. message in a bottle rants and columns are infinitely more powerful when accompanied by a heavy backbeat and the Bang A Gong riff, but the rest of the kids got swept up by the warpig juggernaut or ratrace V.I.P. room beauty contest Botox bullshit, so here we are.

   If I coulda told those eighties kids that in the future rocknroll of any real rebellious kind would be removed from the airwaves, replaced with corny, say nothing, athletic post-grunge or soft porn pop-rap, and that they would all be cool with every fucking rightwing Reagan policy s’long as the fraud squad have empty lip service to gay pride and black lives mattering, that they’d have self proclaimed educated, liberal people cheering for wars and baying for more kkkops and laws against protests on the capital, PLUS the government would be spying on all their electronic communications and wiretapping everybody’s phonecalls and removing all the pay phones so if you were ever in trouble, you had to have a cellphone, and that they would roll out some phony pinup celebrities like Obama and AOC that would make everybody feel all warm and fuzzy and okeydokey with endless wars, drone mass murdering, kidnapped journalists, warehouses full of separated families near the border, and torture camps, they never would have believed me. That the only “movement” allowed by the mimosa slurping gatekeeping middleclassers was the pink triangle-rainbow flag-save the whales, virtue signaling bumper sticker bullshit, that changes nothing. Man, I always wanted Roth to reunite with the “And Smile” band and write more music! “Eat ‘Em & Smile” was Damn Good rocknroll, “Skyscraper” had some good parts, too. “I bet if you asked them our heroes would say
“Hey, we’re already gone.”

I know, somehow I know…”

Podcast Releases Never-Before-Heard Steve Vai ‘Eat ‘Em And Smile’ Interview With Greg Renoff From 2016 [AUDIO] (vhnd.com)

David Lee Roth covers a Kim Mitchell song | The Canadian Guitar Forum (guitarscanada.com)

(We want modern thrills) Yeah, we want modern thrills
(We want rock and roll that kills)
Tell me, who we gonna get high over if we can’t get high together
(We want modern thrills)
(We want rock and roll that kills)
Tell me, who gonna die over if we can’t die together

PEZ DISPENSERS AND MAD MAGAZINES DEPARTMENT

This makes me think of my long lost brothers in arms. The Records – “Starry Eyes” – video Dailymotion What happened to those guys, it’s like invasion of the body snatchers, mass hypnosis, pod people, fluoride or some shit, Straight up “Twilight Zone” cable zombified, they’ve all lost their minds. Imitation Songs!

“When I was a kid all I wanted to be
Was the meanest dude on the meanest machine
Now I’m going to wrong way on a one-way street
I never fit this society” (-MM)

“I think that the horrific crimes committed by U.S. settler-colonialsim is responsible for the denialism & split in consciousness that requires them to dehumanize their adversaries while pretending the U.S. walks with the Gods. We see this now with the Russians & Chinese.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“Azov don’t like having to pretend they aren’t Nazis and many of them won’t, but some realize they have to if they want to guarantee continuing to get our Gov’t to keep stealing Americans money to fund this US proxy war.” (-Black In The Empire)

“It is absolutely insane how many Americans worship the politicians and billionaires who are fucking us all over. You are not supposed to worship these greedy psychopaths. You are supposed to make them fear the people. That is the only way anything will ever change.” (-Ryan Knight)

“Telesur reporter, Alejandro Kirk, was hit with a fragment of a projectile in the center of Donetsk after Ukraine attacked a civilian-filled area. He is now hospitalized.” (-Fiorella Isabel)

Texas claims victory in censorship fight — RT World News

Chris Hedges: The Greatest Evil is War | KPFA

The Justice Department Was Dangerous Before Trump. It’s Out of Control Now (substack.com)

Demonstrators gather to oppose the war in Ukraine – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Zelensky and NATO plan to transform post-war Ukraine into ‘a big Israel’ – The Grayzone

No Tech For Apartheid Israel: Google Whistleblower Ariel Koren Exposes Project Nimbus (mintpressnews.com)

DEAD KENNEDYS

   I was reading the Debbie Harry autobiography and thinking to myself I would not want to be involved with the artist/illustrator, H.R. Giger, personally, though I’m a lifelong Blondie fan and apparently, Chris Stein is an occultist. Having said that, you know it was batshit crazy bonkers when the Establishment brought the hammer down on Jello Biafra for including a poster with their record that was supposedly a metaphor for consumer culture called “Penis Landscape”. While Jello almost singlehandedly took on the Capitalist Hierarchy, his bandmates decided he was too activist oriented or exerted too much control over his “Alternative Tentacles” record label or was too full of himself or whatever. Same shit always happened to me. They replaced him with a former child actor who continued trading on the brandname singing songs Jello wrote. In the 80’s, even kids who did not specifically self identify as hardcores, every punk, all of us, had Dead Kennedys albums and thought what they were saying was righteous as fuck. It was the PMRC/Top Gun/Reagan era. That was before the government think tanks infiltrated the College Left with their p.c. woke horseshit, before ignorant asshole, evil poser, boneheads crippled Jello, absurdly accusing him of selling out at the Gilman Street Collective Clubhouse. It’s a really sad mystery to me how so many of my former friends and colleagues and once seemingly radical progressives have been so media bamboozled and browbeaten by fear since 9/11, that they’ve all become these conservative, hut-two goosestepping, television believers. Russiagate, Muslim hating, official narrative spewing, Obama Thanking, pro war, police state apologist, billionaire worshippers, making excuses for AOC and Biden and the corrupt DNC rigging primaries and doing all that rightwing shit. It’s sad as fuck, and there’s not really much of an underground punk press in Murkkka anymore. Everybody’s been trained by college to buy into empty slogans and identity tokenism and superficial gesturing while obediently preserving the evil corporatist status quo. Phil fucking Donahue and John Denver were more radical than the faux wokes we got now. The righteous liberal position was, dig this, suckers: fucking ANTI CENSORSHIP, PRO FREE SPEECH. You sacrificed every single anti-war and pro free speech, leftist value for meaningless gender celebrity worship and a rainbow flag, and all outta sheer TDS. So what? Trump’s a bad man. So are all your “Classy” shitlib centerfolds. You don’t okeydoke laws against protest and mass surveillance and censorship cause you like some fucking personality. I lost all faith in you fuckers. Blueblood crunchy granolas like Michael Stipe and Natalie Merchant seem like antifa black block street fightin molotov rebels compared to all my former friends. It’s so sad how everybody fell for that fucking bullshit false flag Dick Cheney propaganda. It’s gotten worse and worse, ever since. I know motherfuckin ex punks who believe that Bill Gates is their loving philanthropic, super scientific savior for social justice. It’s a crazy time to be alive. Where are the Dead Kennedys when you need ’em? Infiltrated or assassinated, killed dead by the government Cointelpro disruption programs. One by one by one. From Lenny Bruce to Phil Ochs, From Fred Hampton to Paul Wellstone. From John Lennon to Michael Hastings. Fuckin’ sad. Ya even gotta wonder about Angela Davis now. A few years ago, Peter Crowley sent me a link to Jello talking about going on one of those special trips to Israel and kinda promoting or excusing or justifying Netanyahu shit. That was a bit sad. Saw Rollins do some big Boo-yah Hoorah pro war standup special, too. What happens to motherfuckers? Ya think they get threatened? Like some men in black show up and say they gotta spew the script or else? What happened to Bernie Sanders? Ya know? Bill Hicks dead. Stiv Bators dead. Joe Strummer dead. John Trudell dead. Seth Rich murdered. Assange in captivity. Dave Chappelle, cancelled for not wanting to be in movies while wearing a dress. Not transfriendly woke enough. That’s like the Only Cause allowed by shitlibs. Pro Nouns and mandatory men in dresses. All else gets you deplatformed, demonetized, you can’t say the  things Dead Kennedys or Tupac Shakur used to say anymore. Here’s more Foo Fighters and Miley Cyrus, instead. WTF? People I grew up with don’t even organize protests against these bullshit forever wars.

“Don’t be fooled by the illusion of democracy in the U.S. A country where 3 billionaires are hoarding more wealth than half of the population is NOT democratic. The U.S. is a capitalist oligarchy where the rich get richer by exploiting workers & depriving people of basic rights.” (-Ryan Knight)

“Before NAFO, there was retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s “Defeat Disinfo,” which used AI to identify critics of Covid restrictions and boost attacks on them through a network of 3.4 million influencers, even paying them to advance chosen counter-narratives” (-Max Blumenthal)

“Were you “traumatized” by US “failures” in Afghanistan & Iraq? Luckily, retired US diplomat Daniel Fried of the Atlantic Council has a path to healing: the Ukraine proxy war. For “traumatized” warmongers like Fried, Ukraine “is a situation where an actual success is possible.” (-Aaron Mate’)

“Black Alliance For Peace  will not fight for the rich. We understand our interests as an oppressed people & class & will not be moved by appeals to national chauvinism meant to galvanize working class to support wars of choice by the colonial/capitalist oligarchy. help us fight: Donate — The Black Alliance for Peace” (-Ajamu Baraka)

How One Spook-Run London College Department Is Training the World’s Social Media Managers (mintpressnews.com)

https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/russia-ukraine-war-europe-putin-energy-crisis-blame

US involved in Ukrainian strikes on nuclear plant – Moscow — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Decolonizing the Mind | Black Agenda Report

“Biden’s proposed $813,000,000,000 military budget could: End homelessness in the US 40x. End world hunger 20x. End poverty in the US 2.5x. The U.S. is the real threat to humanity.” (-Danny Haiphong)

Zelensky quietly deletes photo of his bodyguard’s pro-Hitler patch – The Grayzone

Veteran Intelligence Professionals: Ukraine Decision Time for Biden – Ray McGovern

Zelensky quietly deletes photo of his bodyguard’s pro-Hitler patch – The Grayzone

 garland nixon – Twitter Search / Twitter

I AM THE PAST, THE PISSED, WHAT’S LEFT OF THE LEFT. FUCK YOUR BULLSHIT MAKEOVERS. NO THANKS. I’LL PROBABLY ALWAYS BE LIKE THIS. NOT SORRY.

I been in love with Chrissie since I was about nine. She influences all my songwriting. Just listen to the words of “Revolution” and then try to live like that. Thanks.

How ‘Back on the Chain Gang’ Gave Purpose to Grieving Pretenders (ultimateclassicrock.com)

NYC GODDAMN

Choking of Eric Garner [WITH UNSEEN FOOTAGE] – Staten Island, New York – July 17th 2014 – YouTube

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Radio Talkshow Host & Political Analyst in Washington DC ROKFIN – https://rokfin.com/garlandnixon TELEGRAM – http://t.me/garlandnixon YOUTUBE – http://bit.ly/3EReHyn

www.antiwar.com

Inflation Causing Hardship For Majority Of US Households – Activist Post

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”
RENÉ DESCARTES

Decolonizing the Mind | Black Agenda Report

The Sickness of the American Left and the Path to Recovery | Black Agenda Report

There go Ol’ Schmo again… | Black Agenda Report

https://www.youtube.com/c/thejimmydoreshow

youtu.be/FVT7_WFoU04

“The 1st amendment is 1st for a reason. Don’t let warmongers destroy it.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

Bill Gates Wants “conspiracy theories” About Him To Go Away – Activist Post

The End of Cheap Food – Activist Post

Gutter Gospel With Your Host, General Labor The Antisocial Glamarchist, Rabble Rouser In Electric Trousers, Dishwasher To The Stars, Lifestyle Guru And Burntout Recluse Rants About The Divided Slaves Of Amnesia: How Brand Building Influencers, Landlords, AirBandB, Gentrification Hipsters Still Suck! Remembering Strummer and Old Morrisey Songs We Loved, Eugene Debs, Whitney Webb, Richard Medhurst, Poor People’s Movement, People’s Party, Lessons Of Occupy.

JUST YOU AND ME VERSUS JEFF BEZOS AND BILL GATES AND ELON MUSK. THEY GOT THE GOVERNMENT, THE WAR MACHINE, THE WEAPONRY, THE UNIVERSITY CONDITIONING, AND THE PIG-MEDIA…WE GOT SARCASM, SONGS, BLOGS, AND COMMUNITY GARDENS. AND THE MEMORY OF JOE STRUMMER!

“George W. Bush killed one million Iraqis and gets to teach a Master Class. Julian Assange exposed Bush’s war crimes and gets a de facto life sentence in solitary confinement on the way to being extradited to the same US authorities seeking to murder him.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Life without an ideal is spiritual death.” ( ~ Emma Goldman)

“If I were hungry and friendless today, I would rather take my chances with a saloon-keeper than with the average preacher.”
― Eugene V. Debs

“Other than a few principled organizations, the Black liberation movement has almost no allies it can count on. Strengthening our organizations and ability to project independent power is an absolute historical necessity.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“Is it even possible to get through to the remaining Democrat loyalists? Biden admin. working to set the stage for nuclear world war, and the lib kids say, “Cool.” (-DH Fabian on Twitter)

“They lied to you about Vietnam. They lied to you about Iraq & Afghanistan. They lied to you about Syria & Libya. They lied to you about Honduras & Bolivia. They lied to you about Assange & Russiagate. So why the hell would you believe what they’re telling you about Ukraine?” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

“The US gov has admitted they are often reporting faulty intelligence in Ukraine as if it’s fact. They say they do this because they’re in an information war. Sooo, isn’t it time we all stop believing their false reports?” (-Lee Camp)

“China has cancelled 23 loans for 17 African countries. The U.S. has announced the permanent theft of $7 billion of Afghanistan’s assets. It’s quite clear which country practices imperialism, and which does not.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“When you are not grounded in anywhere, don’t build anything, don’t submit to any organizational discipline & this dangerous & serious movement for many us is only a petit-bourgeois game for you & your neocon friends on social media, you can wildly attack anyone with impunity.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

Yeah I know Bragg and Morrissey don’t get along, but they both impacted my conscience and consciousness as a young punk songwriter kickin’ against the pricks.

Another of my main songwriting influences is the haunted soul, tormented broken blooze and torch and twang, weary Western star, late night cowpunk of Jeffrey Lee.

FUCK GRUNGE

There’s a famous John Steinbeck quote about how if you are in trouble, or are hurts, look for other poor people for help because they are the only ones likely to ever help you, and even that gets dicey in dark times such as these, when us slaves at the bottom have to break our backs doing no joke hardcore heavy lifting and scrubbing and bending, general labor for fuckin’ bullshit electric bills or to put enough gas in the car to go to Wal Mart or to go see a doctor. Martin Luther King Jr. used to talk about the need for a real people’s movement, to unite the working class and poor people. You might as well just stay away from middle class people, because they are all so obsessed with looking upwards, becoming rich and vicariously “identifying” with either Trump, or Biden, or Obama, or Liz fuckin Cheney. Anybody who is getting in bed with the Cheney family is no ally of mine. I oppose mercenary imperialists secret armies and torture and human experimentation and false flag psy ops for wars, so you see, already…we got nothing in common. There are some new progressive parties raising money and integrating some old Green Party ideas but taking the teeth out of ’em, so really what’s the point to any of that? We already have Sanders and the Squad who pretended they were gonna push the Wall Street Dems left but instead, helped push the shitlibs to the right-they are complicit with the Cheney-Bush-Obama-Biden agendas. Which means big banks and billionaires write the laws and they love war and racist kkkops. What I have learned from Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, and the Righteous Struggle of the Water Is Life indigenous water protectors of Standing Rock, is you can not organize an effective people’s struggle/movement if you allow torture apologist/police state copsucker, middle class preservers of the status quo, to senselessly sheepdog you back to the DNC, or allow them to waste your time with official narratives, debate team P.C. identity politics all talk/no action bullshit. You are a fool to ever follow anymore sugar talkin’ pretty faced pants suits who only ever obey the military industrial complex and do whatever their donor class shareholders instruct them to do. If somebody tells you they have come to “lead” your movement, shun those motherfuckers especially if they are big money preachers, or red carpet celebrities, or have Patreon sponsorships where middle class lady landlords give them money to play act as activists while watering down all the truth telling and always discouraging any kindof direct action as frowned upon Antifa tactics or Black Bloc forbidden antics. You can’t be a legit people’s movement activist or poor people’s ally if you are pro war or take big fucking checks from corporations like those phony baloney grifters at the top of the BLM organization who live in mansions now. You gotta stay free, stay street, be proud that you are not one of the rich pig oppressors. Stay with The People, like Eugene Debs and Fred Hampton and Joe Strummer. 

“The majority cares little for ideals and integrity. What it craves is display”.  (- Emma Goldman)

So yeah I hear that wounded beagle moaner Eddie Vedder released a cover of Joe Strummer‘s immortal “Long Shadow”, and I know that Pearl Jam took the Mescaleros on tour, which must have been marvelously gratifying for Joe and friends. His band were all peak players, he’d started out busking with Tymon Dog, as you probably know. I just never really liked Pearl Jam, at all. “Lemon yellow sun” was really all they had to briefly offer me, a couple stray lines. I liked Cobain’s lyric, “Leonard Cohen afterlife so I can sigh eternally”, but that was about it, and did not dig his friend’s bands much at all. Foo Fighters are terrible. They are still like The Beatles to these sadly programmed Hooters goobers in Ohio and Indiana. Korn, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Kid Rock. That’s most people’s idea of real edgy alternativeness in the fast food shithole towns I came from. Joe’s band were like these amazing all stars, reminded me of Morrissey‘s solo bands, everybody looked boss as hell and carried their own weight and contributed their part! Amazing to me, I still don’t personally know how that’s successfully accomplished, other than you gotta find qualified people and they are rarer and rarer, nowadays, or just wanna play for big name headliners, which I am not. I understand from watching my friends have bands, that you have to first be able to pay for a rehearsal room, if you hope to find competent players willing to sincerely dedicate themselves to rehearsing and recording, rather than just loafing around to meet girls or mooch your frozen burritos and beer or whatever. Somebody let my friend Paul K (RIP) teach his bands his set on a house boat! Anyways, I miss Joe, wish he was still here, can not stand all those moaners who got rich during the grunge hoax who still have never gone away. Let’s listen to Joe sing. “Some dreams are made for children but most grow old with us.” I was never into Rancid or D-Generation. So ya know, for me, punk’s been dead for a real long time. My old friends Howie, Adam, and Mark were true punks but they are all dead and gone. I can’t stand that corporate alternative shite, whatever that is. I’m glad UK Subs are still out there. And The Godfathers! I kinda like Amyl and the Sniffers from Australia. Anybody wanna start a real dangerous, heartfelt rebellious, true punk band with me?

“To stir the masses, to appeal to their higher, better selves, to set them thinking for themselves, and to hold ever before them the ideal of mutual kindness and good will, based upon mutual interests, is to render real service to the cause of humanity.”
― Eugene V. Debs, Works of Eugene Victor Debs

Shared post – The US Gov Has Admitted Lying About Ukraine – So Why Are We Still Believing Them? (locals.com)

“Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ. On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous; yet the poison works its way persistently, until the entire fabric is doomed.” (-Emma Goldman)

IF YOU WANNA GET STARTED BY CLEANING THE URINALS, THAT WOULD BE SUPER!

“The greedy, profit-seeking exploiter cannot see beyond the end of his nose. He can see a chance for an “opening”; he is cunning enough to know what graft is and where it is, and how it can be secured, but vision he has none-not the slightest. He knows nothing of the great throbbing world that spreads out in all directions. He has no capacity for literature; no appreciation of art; no soul for beauty. That is the penalty the parasites pay for the violation of the laws of life.”
― Eugene V. Debs, Works of Eugene Victor Debs

    I am physically crushed, exhausted on a heating pad, I totally threw my back out but I made some halfway decent money that is all going straight to the electric company for our air conditioning bill. I was endeavoring to explain to an ailing bedridden relative that while television provides an illusion of continuity to boomer aged middle classers and thousands of deep state spooks have been deployed to spy on, censor, or shadow ban off script peasants challenging lies of known liars on social media, we poor people are getting fucking hammered hard out here in the streets. Hometown headlines say rents are doubling and people act like they just found out about this, though I’ve been telling them about it for years. I just have zero credibility in their eyes because I don’t have money, ya know? I’m stressed the fuck out most all the time nowadays, it can’t be good for my health. All this fucking Biden Admin Super Inflation, blamed by controlled media, on all purpose external boogeyman, Putin who has zero to do with what boomer aged middle class landlords and Wal Mart charge us slaves for necessities in the USA, USA; or on all purpose domestic boogeyman Trump supporters who do not trust the word of Dick Cheney’s daughter, all the price gouging has forced me to take any work I can get, which currently means, the hard work of deep cleaning a series of long abandoned houses for relators and potential home buyers, and I’m moaning and bitching involuntarily right now, because I’m physically exhausted, weak, fatigued, filled with dread, self-pity, class resentment, social anxiety and I’m not that adept at eating shit, and it’s thrown off my whole schedule, I’m severely underslept and my cells just wanna repair. You know, when your body just cries, “SLEEP!” 

    When millionaires get ready to flip some surplus properties they bought on the cheap, they feel compelled to repeatedly inform The Help of their Altruism because they decided to have The Help take some of the old crap left behind in the long empty houses to the Non Profit second hand store rather than the dump. The second hand store people seem bitter with burnt-out, they don’t like accepting donations, hanging clothes, or taking money, but they do seem awful concerned about charging E-bay prices for their second hand shit they got for free, if they are a non profit, why they gouging, at a second hand donation store, where us poor people shop? It’s a mad, mad world. All the booj pigs LOVE to cos-play as “social justice warriors”, kinda like Meadow Soprano, but ya know, there’s no real service, or helpful action, besides like, maybe some tut-tut online language policing, or moaning about Vlad Putin being a sexist manspreader. They act like they’re wannabe activists but they’re really just cops, snitches, informants, Judge Judys. I wish I could get away from gentrification rich people, they’re all such authoritarian assholes. Feels like they follow me from town to town. They like their arty poses and sometimes wanna pat me on the head and squeeze me for ideas they can assimilate into their Personal Brands. Mostly, they want to treat me like The Help, hand me the mop, then tell me how I am mopping incorrectly. Faux-woke booj peeps always, always act like they’re some Concerned Citizens, or some shit, but their causes are only ever: 1) Rich White Women Deserve More Stuff And They’re Doing You A Favor By Charging You Market Value Rent, Vote Blue No Matter Who And Orange Man Bad. 2) Pets. Their Pets Are More Important Than Those Yukky, Lower Class People Outside Who Should Have Gone To College Or Married Wealth. 3) How can we get rid of all these Ikky poor people? Can’t the police make them Go Away? In the sacred name of public health and public safety? “They are making me feel uncomfortable”. They all learned at their prestigious Shitlib University that they have the right as fauxwoke booj pigs to never feel uncomfortable. A couple of them might have a token Trans friend and make themselves their Educated Spokesmodel. Or hire them as personal assistants or “glam squad”. They feel certain they should no longer have to wear masks, but that your kids should. That’s about it, though. Their only cause is really guarding their luxurious lifestyles at any cost. They want you to know how they really, really like the Obamas, Oprah, and how they now suddenly “care” about children in a war zone-the Ukraine one. Lastly, they do love praising the Squad, Mayo Pete, that pink dress singer from “Hamilton”, and All Rich Evil Fucker’s Rich Wives. Example: “Melinda Gates is SO SMART!”, “Doctor Jill is SO educated!” or, “Penny Knight is SO philanthropic!” and my favorite, “Chelle Obama really CHANGED THINGS!”

World Economic Forum Suggests There Are “rational” Reasons to Microchip Your Child – Activist Post

NYC Rental Market Sets A “Record Number Of Records” – Activist Post

Opinion | Liz Cheney and Donald Trump—The Two Faces of American Totalitarianism | Richard Eskow (commondreams.org)

Wittgenstein on Twitter: “Russell Brand about Klaus Schwab and World Economic Forum… https://t.co/0Cwez21Rno” / Twitter

Dorli Rainey, symbol of Occupy movement, dies at 95 | AP News

JIMMY DORE: CALLING OUT THE ENEMY, BILL GATES! THE TRUTH COMES OUT! (rumble.com)

With Help From WEF, Canada to Launch Federal Digital ID Program • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

Dr. Anthony Fauci Announces Decision to Step Down in December as Republican Control of Congress Looms (breitbart.com)

Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to Liberty. ~ Emma Goldman.

“. . . the press and the pulpit have in every age and every nation been on the side of the exploiting class and the ruling class.”
― Eugene V. Debs

I GET GOOD ADVICE FROM THE ADVERTISING WORLD, TREAT ME NICE PARTY GIRL, COKE ADDS LIFE DEPARTMENT

“As the majority of the wealth in the U.S. gets even more concentrated at the top both capitalist parties are leaning into the culture wars & insisting that the problem is your neighbor to deflect from the fact that the problem has always been our capitalist & imperialist system.” (-Ryan Knight)

“We must not let the democrats confuse people with deceptive marketing ploys like the “inflation reduction act,” that is neither an inflation reduction bill nor a climate bill.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“Feed the poor. Fight the power. Rock the f*ck out.” (-Tom Morello)

“Pure cringe The Atlantic Council is NATO’s warmongering think tank, funded by the US govt, EU, weapons industry, fossil fuel corporations Here it implicitly admits its goal is to maintain authoritarian US hegemony across the planet and keep Europe subordinated to US imperialism” (-Benjamin Norton) 

“The US police treat American citizens as its regime treats the world. Then, warns you not to film the barbaric behavior. The world is fed up with the regime in Washington” (-Ahmad Noroozi) . https://twitter.com/incontextmedia /status/1561638832524648449

Revolutionary Blackout Network🥋 on Twitter: “Max Blumenthal discusses new bombshell reporting of Ukrainian corruption and incompetence that wasted soldiers, endangered civilians, and plundered U.S. aid The west knew Ukraine could not win, this is just a giant grift https://t.co/51DbS6D0aG” / Twitter

“When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.”― Eugene Debs

Media Fails | Useful Idiots (callin.com)

“They tell us that we live in a great free republic; that our institutions are democratic; that we are a free and self-governing people. This is too much, even for a joke. But it is not a subject for levity; it is an exceedingly serious matter.”

― Eugene V. Debs, Works of Eugene Victor Debs

“He must have had this Wall Street gentry in mind, or at least their prototypes, for in every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the people.”
― Eugene V. Debs, Works of Eugene Victor Debs

MEDHURST FIGHTS FOR ASSANGE! 

Richard Medhurst on Twitter: “My statement outside the Old Bailey on the #Assange extradition hearing. https://t.co/QiUhNNf1sv” / Twitter

Richard Medhurst (@richimedhurst) / Twitter

Richard Medhurst on Twitter: ““The government that’s prosecuting [Assange] is recording his conversations with his lawyers” “They bugged the bathroom and they bugged the women’s bathroom. They made sure that no whispers could go on without it getting delivered straight into the hands of the US government.” https://t.co/bOetFiMOPF” / Twitter

Richard Medhurst on Twitter: “A few months ago, people working at these very same NGOs found Pegasus, the israeli spyware, on their phones. I had a really insightful talk with Milena Ansari of @Addameer in relation to the spying, administrative detention, and much more. https://t.co/UlyGBibFoz” / Twitter

“I am not a Labor Leader; I do not want you to follow me or anyone else; if you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of this capitalist wilderness, you will stay right where you are. I would not lead you into the promised land if I could, because if I led you in, some one else would lead you out. You must use your heads as well as your hands, and get yourself out of your present condition; as it is now the capitalists use your heads and your hands.”
― Eugene V. Debs

“Nearly all the lockdown leftists I know who cheer these demented policies on or pretend this is not happening as they defend the Covidian regime from their social media accounts happen to be childless.” (-Max Blumenthal)

 Reopen California Schools on Twitter: “Principal for @mvwschools called police on a four-year old for not wearing a mask. The officer was cordial and understanding, but the child could not stay. The child has missed school most of this week. There is no state or county school mask mandate where this school resides. https://t.co/etfXFR11sJ” / Twitter

BBC assault on antiwar academics was apparent product of UK intel plot – The Grayzone

Documents show Bill Gates has given $319 million to media outlets to promote his global agenda – The Grayzone

HOW THE BOOJ PIGS KILLED OCCUPY WALL STREET

“90% of the media outlets in the United States are owned by 6 corporations so no we don’t have a “free press” in our country. We have a corporately owned press that indoctrinates the masses to obey the decrepit capitalist and imperialist system that we live under.” (-Ryan Knight)

It is organized violence on the top which creates individual violence at the bottom. ~ Emma Goldman.

“In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People.”
― Eugene Victor Debs

Public school – where the human mind is drilled and manipulated into submission to various social and moral spooks, and thus fitted to continue our system of exploitation and oppression. ~ Emma Goldman.

“Beware of capitalism’s politicians and preachers! They are the lineal descendants of the hypocrites of old who all down the ages have guarded the flock in the name of patriotism and religion and secured the choicest provender and the snuggest booths for themselves by turning the sheep over to the ravages of the wolves.”
― Eugene V. Debs, Works of Eugene Victor Debs

   I used to work at a hipster pizza place that subscribed to Ad Busters magazine and liked the easy to understand “We Are The 99%” message they effectively used to bring attention to the main problem of wealth inequality in this country. White collar criminals and billionaires and corrupt politicians are almost never held accountable.  No one who caused the financial crisis was prosecuted, Cheney and the Bush junta were never investigated for rigging that election, 9/11, or lying us into multiple wars, instead, Obama rewarded his bosses and gave ’em all bigass billion dollar bailout paydays and let Goldman Sachs pick his cabinet. His attorney general, Eric Holder who failed to prosecute any shady bakers or mortgage fraud sham merchants went back to work for the big banks. Shitlibs still love him for wearing a suit….while being black. Like that’s some big achievement-remember when Crime Bill Biden was so impressed he met a certain black senator who spoke in complete sentences? Now they let that old Jim Crow teleprompter reading motherfucker lecture people about race, like he is some kinda civil rights advocate. Identity politics is a big fuckin hustle-Malcolm X warned us about these token P.R., empty suited wolves back in 1963, he called ’em bourgeoise hustlers! Glen Ford called them the black misleadership class! Pharmaceutical Lobbyists were appointed to heads of the regulatory agencies that were supposed to regulate pharmaceutical companies. Steadily under Obama, and then again, under Bannon/Trump, industry men took over the agencies that were supposed to regulate them. So now, the fox are guarding the hen house everywhere you look. you know-like when Marvin Bush guarded the Twin Towers and Lucky Silverstein took out all that insurance and those art students spent weeks doing something in the basement and Dick Cheney called off Norad and had the air force doing drills somewhere far away. 

Oil men, frackers, big pharma, private mercenary Blackwater proxy armies, tech surveillance scumbags, these 400 Wall Street predator Davos rich guys run it all now. Biden says the 400 people at the top “are not the problem, folks”. I disagree. They are all sociopaths and megalomaniacs. The saudi kings, all these inflated oligarchs with the dick rockets and super yachts and secret plots and bio  weapon patent owners. All creeps. Yes, even and especially, your special, glasses wearing science friend, Bill Gates. Industry captured every government agency. Media continued to consolidate. Middleclass people worship Obama as a suave and virtuous GOD! Hedge fund managers and millionaires bought up entire cities and people like Giuliani helped kick out all the working class and poor people in places like Manhattan with ruthless rent gouging and Stop N Frisk Nightstick Robo-Cop Overpolicing. In places like gentrified Eugene, Oregon, if you did not present as sufficiently middle class, you got The Business, the shakedown, the aggressive hospitality, wherever you strolled. I was pedestrian and that made me a suspect. I had a child who ran around the kid’s department at the downtown public library likeall  kids do and the pink haired librarians who were sick of homeless people would profile me as insufficiently whatever their preferred kind of person was, and follow me around, like I was doing something wrong, as my son ran merrily around the kid’s department. Especially after my expensive hat got rumpled from attending a protest for the homeless to have restroom access, in the rain. We would get followed home by the butch lady rent a kkkops in the uniforms with the walkie talkies. One time we asked to use a phone to call a taxi and they were needlessly hostile and hateful and again, sicced the rent a kkkops on us for our crime of not being I-Phone owners. “We don’t PROVIDE that SERVICE!” she shrieked at us, from behind the information desk, and when she got loud, here comes the screws. It was a Sunday so buses were running slow and since it was thunder storming I thought a civil and sane human being might not mind assisting us. These were self important title havers. The “ownership society”. “Educated People”! Where I came from, Smalltown Kentucky, we looked out for other people-especially very obviously struggling children with disabilities, in inclement weather. All these kkkops and pissed off lady librarians were Letting Us Know we were not welcome. I wrote letters to the entertainment weekly about these issues but they were never published because you have to have a phone to have a letter printed. How fucked up I that bullshit? If I had a phone, I coulda called my own tax cab, right? I thought it was fuckedup they did away with all public payphones and all the middle class people just shrugged and ignored Edward Snowden when he blew the whistle about the NSA listening to and permanently storing all our conversations. Rightwing Republikkkans would always screech online about how wrong it was when they saw homeless people buying beer with foodstamps, which of course, never happened, and is impossible, just dumb hate nonsense, and these hateful class bigots who claim to be eyewitnesses to the beer buying crime of the century think that foodstamps are still like paper currency, when they have been plastic cards for decades. They also love to claim that they were homeless once but overcame every obstacle with their manly bootstraps and hard work. And of course (drumroll please) the most popular screech from both shit don’t stink they/them shitlibs AND Donald Trump lovin’ upfront racist as hell rightwingers is how homeless people do not DESERVE to have cellphones!!! It really makes these power drunks crazy to see poor people with I Phones, but they never respond when you confront them with how else are poor people supposed to get jobs or apartments, without phone numbers. 

 Middle class  people would rather talk about Beyonce some more and Jay Z and Chelle Obama and Gayle King and Kamala so you will see that they are “Not Racist”TM. I learned attending these gatherings that the most nauseatingly P.C. class snob gender obsessed know it alls in the world all think it is totally okey dokey to ridicule poor people and stereotype the entire low wage earning working class as rednecks, Low information “Trump voters” and “anti-vaxxers” and Russia sympathizing Conspiracy Theorists and dirty commies. Anyone not Facebook Ukraine Flag Posting and cheering for Official Nato/DNC/Gates Reset/deep state agencies must be ignorant “trailer trash”. I resemble that comment! But they go nuts(!!!) if you haven’t learned their Latest New Identity Politics/Gender Lexicon Rulebook Updates For Science And Diversity and AOC’s Feelings. I avoid ’em as much as possible.

      Whenever poor people got together to discuss these problems in public spaces, middle class people showed up and changed the subject to Gender, which became a whole field of study and emerging industry, almost a religion unto itself. I was telling some early fellow occupiers about the hardships my family endured when my wife was abruptly fired overnight from the women’s shelter she had become so dedicated to-for not being gay or speaking Spanish or dark hued enough-she was laidoff and liberal guilted into going away quietly-they said they wanted more diverse counselors, so we were at risk of being imminently evicted. We lived in low income housing and the neighbors kept sending kkops to our door whenever our kid was loud, he has Autism. The  middle class narrative managers from the college would insist I stop actively advocating about my family’s needs at Occupy gatherings, because they not so helpfully explained, I was a white privileged male. Of course, all this talk was all coming from actual privileged two parent college educated middle class and rich people who had businesses and rental properties and keys and credit cards. I had two leather jackets, a mattress, and some cassette tapes in a box and was hassled by kkkops everyday, while pushing my child around in a baby jogger to the library and art programs in the park. City hall gutted the library and art programs in the park our second year in town and gave big money contracts to some private kkkop goon squads “Downtown Guides” they called themselves, and Wackenhut security professionals, to start strongarming poor people out of what they openly declared the “exclusion zone”, downtown. They were paid big salaries to “guide” us away. Outta sight of the posh people.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV_q52WAPdc90WudBqyGSFw/videos

  I would bicycle to meetings they advertised as Occupy events but again, the middle classers were saying we needed to agree to speak in quiet pleasing voices, and “unpack privilege” and not trouble the nice liberal ladies of city hall with our disruptive and coarse neediness or complaints about police harassment. This was not a LEFT organization or proletarian protest struggle, so much as a hijacked identity politics/intersectionality/pro noun policing classroom. Nimby landlords and gender experts changed the topic to gender oppression, whenever we were talking about being poor, or again at risk of homelessness. They were tone policing. Complaining that the coarse and unsightly houseless community were not woke or liberal enough, and had too many males. No shit, motherfuckers. We saw ’em living in the mud puddles in wet tents down by the railroad tracks. The Namaste culture, college folks with the Buddha statues and new agey feelgood poses did not really want loud disabled kids, or any poor people, living near their gentrification boutiques or hipster reefer clinics-ya know? They were meditation retreat landlord classers, and fine arts majors, in bed with the rightwing fratboys really. It felt like A Purge. The shitlib answer to everything was always just shutup and vote for Hillary Clinton for woke folks intersectionality and safespace feelings. They were all for rainbow diversity so long as you were RICH. RICH gay folks, RICH Muslim folks, RICH black folks, and so on and so forth. Human Rights City, but you had to be rich for your human rights to be honored by the kkkops. Or pinkhaired fauxwoke librarians or Whole Foods loss prevention staff. We got a tattooed tree sitter appointed to city hall and she IMMEDIATELY started reciting bullshit sports tourism official talking points about how homeless people were “travelers” and it was a “lifestyle choice”. Outfuckingrageous, and the Occupy community refused to hold her feet to the fire, even though she was fake as fuck.

One real inspirational grass-roots activist organization emerged called Carry It Forward that was actively addressing the real life needs of homeless men, women, and children in that excessively rich and decadent, classist, navel gazing, gentrified town. It was followed by another organization that started passing out burritos for free to people who were hungry, no matter what their gender or skintone or college level or political party was. I loved those people. Heroic organizers and example setters. I always tell people they are a model for a better future and deserve all our support. Carry It Forward

I did not last long as an active participant in the Occupy Wall Street movement in Eugene, Oregon, because I don’t talk in soothing sing-song tones or wear happy bunny rabbits on my clothes ya know, these opportunistic grifters with pretentious Rainbow Family hippie dippy names all showed up wanting to get shit for free for having participated in a demonstration against wealth inequality, just based on their gender, there was all this non stop banter about so called privilege being babbled on and on about, predominantly by all the plainly oblivious, rich town, college educated property owners with way more privilege than we protestors they came to silence, and almost immediately, the city hall bureaucrats in bed with hotel owners and Nike sports tourism duped local gentrification middle classers into abandoning their initial Occupation, in downtown where it was supposed to be, saying it was inconvenient for Saturday Market vendors. They marched ’em into a woodsy park faraway from the banks and law offices downtown they were supposed to be(!!!) inconveniencing, that was the whole point of the protest. The hard fact was, the gentrified college town was dominated by rightwing pro war sports people, the fratboy tailgaters.  The politeness scolding committees and ceramics majors and Democracy Now watching Whole Foods shoppers may have had many shitlib bumper stickers on their electric cars and perpetually claimed to be sensitive animal lovers and woke gender studiers, but they also did not want to see any tents or tarps inhabited by ikky, uneducated poors in the Wayne Morse Free Speech plaza, they frequently Kalled the Kkkops on panhandlers in the Trader Joe parking lot, yukky cigarette smokers flagrantly smoking cigarettes in the alley behind the live music bar, outside the Wow Hall. These were all self obsessed, me first, middle class, Thank Obamas. Way, way, way more concerned with their shitlib hipster image, of flaunting the Tibetan prayer flags and pink triangles and rainbow flags, Amish beards and pink hats, forever emphasizing the trending slogan of the week. “But Fuck Those Ugly Poors, They Are So Shabby & Disgraceful and Shoulda Gone To College!” They are the reason I always dropout, I would never wanna be around such asshole elitists. They are not interested in equality or solidarity-they are into being exclusionary, shit don’t stink, holier than thou, V.I.P.’s. There was one radical local leader named Kristen Carpenter who I admired. She understood our situation and did not hate the poor. Another helpful activist named Alley explained to me what cys born and heteronormative pass privilege were. I had no idea. I’m from Kentucky. I did not go to school for sensitivity feelings studies or Wokey McWokeness. Where I came from, nobody cared about our preferences or triggers or traumas or what we might find offensive. They told us to get over it. Moonshine, Coalmine, or Down the Line. Fuck you, Jack. “While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.”
― Eugene V. Debs

Malcolm X Warned About These Bourgeois Hustlers – Consortium News

McKinsey Opened a Door in Its Firewall Between Pharma Clients and Regulators (wanttoknow.info)

“As long as he owns your tools he owns your job, and if he owns your job he is the master of your fate. You are in no sense a free man. You are subject to his interest and to his will. He decides whether you shall work or not. Therefore, he decides whether you shall live or die. And in that humiliating position any one who tries to persuade you that you are a free man is guilty of insulting your intelligence.”
― Eugene V. Debs, Works of Eugene Victor Debs

“Russiagate conspiracy theory is dying & none too soon. Russiagate was the 1st step to manufacture consent for war w Russia, peddled by the same MIC tools now drumming up #UkraineCrisis. Screw warmongers pushing us to the brink. Pass the mic to the folks who got #Russiagate right!” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

“Democrats are absolutely fascists too, just consider who’s presided over the highest military budgets & police budgets in our history, along with the crackdown on dissidents & whistleblowers. Fascists purge the ballots of candidates they don’t like, as Dems have done to Greens.” (-Justin In BMore)

Jason Baum on Twitter: “Frank Zappa in 1986. He was mocked. So prescient. #ToxicCapitalism #VoteBlueToSaveDemocracy https://t.co/5OURhTWrkN” / Twitter

Bilderberg Group (wanttoknow.info)

This reminds me a whole lot of TEENAGE DEVIL DOLLS playing that Boy’s Club Benefit for the soup kitchen in Springfield Missouri in 1987. We took the skinhead’s girlfriends skinny dipping at the resevoir that night. Tom Morello on Twitter: “Well I have a new favorite band now” / Twitter

Ukraine war veterans on how Kiev plundered US aid, wasted soldiers, endangered civilians, and lost the war – The Grayzone

They Demolished The Left And Burned The Blueprint: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

The empire’s information war against the left has been so successful that people don’t even know where “the left” is anymore. Most have it confused with things that are tangential like having pink hair and saying your pronouns, or outright right-wing like the Democratic Party.

Convincing everyone that communism is bad and unions work against your interests was just the first step. The next step was to confuse and muddy the waters of the political landscape so much that nobody even remembers where it was the left had been trying to get to — namely fighting and winning the class war that’s being waged upon the working class by the capitalist class, dismantling capitalism and imperialism, and creating a just and equitable society for everyone.

Now if you tell your average westerner to point to “the left”, they’ll point at “woke” hashtags and at political parties that are designed to support and protect the capitalist class. They didn’t just sabotage and destroy the left, they burnt the blueprints for how to rebuild it.

The true left emphasizes the interests of marginalized communities with the goal of class solidarity. The fake left emphasizes the interests of marginalized communities with the goal of class division. You can sort out which is which by simple naked eye observation over time.

Friendly reminder that no extremist group in the modern world is killing, oppressing and tyrannizing anywhere near as many people as the so-called moderates of the US-led world order.

Find someone who loves you the way Americans love criticizing foreign governments that are far less murderous and tyrannical than their own government.

Whenever I say the US is quantifiably the most murderous and tyrannical regime on earth, I always get a deluge of replies saying “Yeah well I’d rather live there than China!” Like where you live is the only issue that matters, not mass military slaughter. And I think that just says so much.

It genuinely never occurs to them that the people dying from military explosives being dropped on their homes and starving to death from economic sanctions are real human beings whose lives matter. All they can think of is what country they’d rather be using their smartphones in.

The fact that the US happens to export most (though certainly not all) of its murderousness and tyranny overseas does not make it less murderous or tyrannical than the governments the media have trained you to hate. The people it kills and terrorizes are just as human as you.

It says so much about how propaganda-addled that population is that the lives of foreigners don’t even register in their assessments of a government’s murderousness and brutality, skipping instead to the fact that they’re allowed to call the president “Brandon” on social media (which,as we’ve discussed previously, is not even a real measure of freedom anyway).

Love how it’s almost universally agreed that Biden is knowingly starving people in Afghanistan for no valid reason and it’s still just happening anyway:

Virtually everyone who knows anything about the issue wants Biden to stop starving people in Afghanistan, even people who stand to benefit materially from their starvation. And he still just won’t:

There’s a night and day difference between someone who wants the US to stop bullying and dominating the world and someone who wants the US to stop bullying and dominating some parts of the world so it can focus on bullying and dominating China. They’re really nothing alike.

Faux populists on the right oppose some aspects of the US war machine, but they support other aspects and don’t oppose the empire itself. Faux populists on the so-called left provide little or no resistance to the empire, they just want the empire to give them healthcare.

Wealth is meaningless if everyone is wealthy. Power is meaningless if everyone has power. The kings of our day have a vested interest in keeping everyone poor and powerless, because if everyone is king, then no one is king.

Imagine wanting to be a cop as a kid, wanting to grow up and get into the police academy so you can fight crime and bad guys, and then you get to the police force and you find out the whole job is writing tickets and destroying homeless encampments.

Question mainstream politics and they’ll tell you to support the lesser evil. Question capitalism and they’ll say it’s better than any other system. Question the empire and they’ll say it’s better the US rules us than risk anyone else. It’s all lesser evilism, in support of evil.

Every time you point to the dysfunctional nature of our systems you’re told “Well it has to be that because otherwise it would be something far worse!” Oh yeah? Anyone benefiting from your believing that? Any powerful people pouring energy into mainstreaming that idea, perchance?

It’s like the abuser who says “Go on, leave! No one will ever love you like I do. You’ll fail and you’ll come crawling back!” And the victim stays out of fear of what’s on the other side of the unknowns inherent in that blind leap. But at some point you’ve got nothing to lose.(-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.”
― Eugene V. Debs

The Grayzone on Twitter: “The Grayzone’s @MaxBlumenthal also spoke at the rally, excoriating the mainstream press for abandoning Assange even after the CIA spied on reporters who interacted with the Wikileaks founder. https://t.co/IOI3dicsTl” / Twitter

and a fuck you in real time – by Dan Denton (substack.com)


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“U.S. politics under the duopoly is not about helping the people or planet. It’s about controlling the people and planet. And they control us by dividing us. They split the people into two teams (red vs. blue) while they are on the same team and serve the same corporate interests.” (-Ryan Knight)

Where I live now, some local complained to someone charging top dollar for a used weed whacker online, that he could get a new one for that same price, opining he will in all likelihood only be able to get like half of that price, to which the seller responded, “then it can sit in my garage until I die”. Ha. Too typical, all these old bastards have a dozen weed whackers. Entire arsenals of weed whackers. Weedwacking Hoarders of a  Greedhead Nation. “Greed Is Good” they taught us. Bill Gates is the Decider Of All Things. He is Very Rich. A Saintly Super Savior Scientist Who Knows What’s Best Because His P.R. Companies Say He is Cuddy & Nerdy Philanthropic. Mass Hypnosis. Now, after selling all that shit from sweat shop laboring kids in China to all these consumerist boomers with the quadruple wide barn like garages full of RV’s and car collections, some corrupt little cabal in a desert ghost town’s passing ordinances insisting the code enforcement agency can spy over people’s fences via a private drone company, determine who owns “too many things” and declare one’s collections a “health risk” and come confiscate your belongings if deemed an “eyesore” by the town real estate titan or builder of overnight McMansions.

You know I always loved that Billy Idol song, “Catch My Fall”. Somebody told me it was based on “When You Were Mine” by Prince. “Trusted and broken my own word”.

I’m breaking my own main rule again, which is, “avoid any involvement with rich people”. Anytime I’ve ever, ever, ever so foolishly gotten involved or entangled with rich people, it costs me bigtime, I lose, they end up taking way more than just a pound of flesh, but here I am again, laboring for an egomaniac on a “spiritual enlightenment” moodswing powertrip, fucks up my whole week. Hopefully, I won’t get hurt. I’m depressed, beaten down, and my old lady does not want me to smoke or drink over it. I dunno, man. I’m sick of it all. All my muscles are sore from heavy lifting two days in a row, supposed to go houseclean an abandoned house full of spiders that’s been collecting dust for decades for get rich quick resell, but same boss lady that requires one pull weeds from the roots rather than weed whack, she does not want us to get the cheap flooring wet. Plus she is coming to stand over-supervise. How I got wrangled into this, I’ll never know. Some kinda punishment. Working for control freak, spare houses, art garden redecorating/remodelling millionaire heiresses is just Not my bag, at all, man. Desperate times for the desert dwelling, elderly goth, bad luck dishwasher. Somedays, when the kid wakes you up at the crack of dawn and you’re still sore from the days before, you just aint got it in ya to be bossed around some more by some insanely vain and inhumane rich person. That’s how I ended up spending most of my life washing dishes. If you get lucky sometimes you can just stand in the back, and stay busy and people will mostly leave you the fuck alone. Some asshole waitresses might splash you while uncaringly dumping their stacks of plates on the dish counter but when you finally mop up at the end of the night, there hopefully aint nobody round still keepin’ you hostage there off the clock with their Bullshit Narratives. Telling you how bad you suck and how great they are for having rich fucking parents. I can’t stand these nauseatingly self important rich motherfuckers. They always got a story bout how they got their castle with their karma by being so extra fancy artsy fartsy and Special. I’d stay outside on the stoop with the brown bag Unspecials, but of course, the Gentrification Police drove them all outta downtown years and years ago. The Corner Gang are all dead now, besides, like, maybe two guys who became big disappointment, boring sellout suckups to power. But I get it-that’s how they’re able to keep drinkin’ free now that they closed down the old dives, they hadda start kissin’ up to the sports goons. I hate this whole game, man, it hurts. Humiliating, degrading, hurts my pride, hell on the soul. Like Gore Vidal noted, it aint enough for these people to win, they got really dig their heel in the back of your neck and take more delight and glee forever about how bad you lost. If they can really hurt you bad enough, strip you of dignity, take away everything you ever loved, drive you outta town and away from their precious princeling in the ivory tower Turf they will still be gloating triumphantly about it on their narcissistic fame podcasts from their big white mama mansions, 25 years later. That’s their Main High, harming others. Rich people get so used to buying things, eating well, traveling, doing all the best drugs, seeing concerts, visiting museums, and bathing in all that fucking self importance champagne, that they end up needing to fuck with other people’s lives just for fun. That’s like their sport-meddling with the little people’s destinies. Driving wedges between people, casting some out, hiring others, sexually harassing all. That’s how we ended up with Jamie Dimon and Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein and Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab and the Cheneys and Clintons and Trumps and Gina Haspel. The people who rule over us are not caring nurturers or sensitive philanthropists, fretting about the well being of the delicate spotted owls.

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They lie to us all our lives about what soldiers do,
about what cops do,
about what journalists do,
about what presidents do.

They lie to us all our lives about how laws are made,
about how kings are made,
about how culture is made,
about how norms are made.

They lie to us all our lives about what our minds are for,
about what our hearts are for,
about what our neighbors are for,
about what foreigners are for.

The world is confusing
and they make it more confusing,
on purpose,
because they thrive in confusion,
and now we watch as the world turns to ashes
carried on the back of confusion
made by news men and corporate creatures who eat ashes.

And we stumble in confusion,
eyes darting behind lenses made of confusion,
trying to understand with minds made of confusion,
trying to feel our way through with hearts shackled by confusion.
Searching for an angel egg we know is there
but can’t seem to find
because who turned out the goddamn lights?
And why can’t I figure out which way is up?
And oop off we go chasing distractions again
for the next news cycle
the next election cycle
the next spin cycle
the next amnesia cycle.

They lie to us all our lives,
and then when we catch them in a lie they just say,
Oh, the person who gave you that information is bad,
or,
Oh, that came from Russian hackers,
or,
We made a mistake but we don’t do that anymore,
or,
Don’t be a conspiracy theorist,
or,
Hey! Look over there!
or,
We already knew that, it’s no big deal.

And then everyone forgets,
and the confusion churns on.

But the angel egg is there in our mind’s eye,
in our heart of hearts,
haunting our dreams,
calling us home,
the embryo holding our original eyes
for whenever we are ready to claim them.

They lie to us all our lives about what our country is,
about what our government is,
about what money is,
about what nature is.

They lie to us all our lives about where the answers are,
about where our friends are,
about where our enemies are,
about where our claws are.

They lie to us all our lives,
and they make the world confusing,
and beneath that confusion we are watching them
with our original eyes,
with our primal eyes,
with our natural eyes,
with our uncivilized eyes.

Watching them,
like lions watching a gazelle,
and waiting,
with primordial patience,
until it is time
to make our move.

(-Caitlin Johnstone)

WHEN THEY SILENCE AND CENSOR AND SLANDER AND SMEAR THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS FOR TEACHING ABOUT WHAT PROPAGANDA IS:

Ottawa police detective faces charges of “discreditable conduct” for investigating whether child deaths have been caused by “vaccination” (substack.com)

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The Cover-Up Continues: The Truth About Bill Gates, Microsoft, and Jeffrey Epstein (unlimitedhangout.com)


TV star “rushed to hospital,” Canadian MP “thrilled to be alive,” young athletes sidelined by bizarre diseases, and all too many other likely casualties of “vaccination” all around the world (substack.com)

BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND FRIENDS OF THE REVOLUTION, REMEMBER TO HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR WHENEVER YOU CAN, SET AN EXAMPLE, PASS ALONG THE VEGGIES AND HEIRLOOM SEEDS. BOYCOTT PIG MEDIA! DISOBEY EVIL BILLIONAIRES!  THINK OF EACH OTHER AND NOT JUST YOUR OWN SELFISH SELFIE SELVES! STAY WILD! STAY FREE! GOOD NIGHT & GOOD LUCK!

Candy “Whatever Happened To Fun”

Full disclosure up front, this review is going to be a full on arse kissing! I was overjoyed to hear that this pop rock classic was going to be released on CD properly by Rock Candy Records, in it’s full bubblegum glory. For the record, Kyle Vincent is my favorite singer of all time, besides Jet, the singer in my band, and every one of the songs on this record is classic and should be listened to in it’s entirety on a weekly basis, if you want to put a smile on your face. This is the record that I would listen to wondering how cool Los Angeles and Hollywood was going to be when I finally graduated from college, while living in Albuquerque New Mexico, and could take the plunge into rock and roll full time! It was even more of a thrill to have bass player Jonathan Daniel invite us to come to Hollywood and record with him as a producer for our Sigue Sigue Sputnik/Motley Crue influenced band. I used Gilby’s Les Pauls with the stenciled Candy logo on the back to record “You Turn Me On Like A Radio”, and we got bitten by fleas sleeping on the floor of a friend’s apartment in Hollywood, but it sealed our fate of having to come out west to live the dream!Now to the record, starting with “American Kix” and it’s tale of not fitting in and doing all the wrong things as a youth, brillant lyrics “I know that paradise is far away and I’m stranded in L.A.” You can hear the worry in Kyle’s voice wondering what’s gonna become of the future for the youth. “Turn It Up Loud” tells of the dreams of a young rock and roller that the band was living at the time, with the cool repeating guitar riff, classic stuff. “Whatever Happened To Fun” was the video for this record back in the day, and it deals with the dark reality that as we get older, the kicks of the past just don’t do it for us anymore, featuring cool counter harmony background vocals and a simple but catchy solo from Gilby or Wally Bryson (guitar player from the Raspberries who helped arrange the music and added “sweeteners” to the songs). Jonathan Daniel’s lyrics are the best, his play on words and describing teenage angst in dark terms really kicked me in the ass when I was a kid, and they are displayed all throughout this record (as in the Electric Angeles and the Loveless releases) and Kyle Vincent’s vocals are spot on if your into pop stuff, as I am big time. I see Kyle play whenever he is in Los Angeles, and it is still my highlight of the year for any live show, as the man has the great undiscovered pop voice of all time!“Last Radio Show” is a classic homage to the 70’s radio show that helped shaped all of us 70’s babies on classic pop and rock music, and how fitting for us in 2012, with the no DJ format at most terrestrial radio stations. “Kids in The City”, “It’s a long way from the junkyard to the Sunset” lyrics sum it up and this track could have been featured in a movie like “Valley Girl”, as a matter of fact the lyrics in this song are so witty they could be the catchphrases of a teenage Hollywood movie. “Weekend Boy” opens with a cool take on the “Lion Sleeps Tonight” song of the seventies and a little guitar two note sound effect that Jonathan used on one of our songs when we recorded with him. Has the classic lyric “trying to find love in a party world”, which if you live in Hollywood, is sooo real. Great playing and singing on this song as well as on “The First Time”, a tale of the first time love sucker punches you in the gonads, and a good example of why they needed Jimmy Ienner (producer of the Raspberries) to capture that mixture of pop, hard rock, sweet vocals, little catchy guitar parts, cool sounding bass parts and unique drum parts and off beats. When Kyle goes high with the vocals at the end of “First Time”, you know this is a work of art in the music field. “Electric Nights“, has the cool catchy lyrics, which you can hear and understand precisely, which is the trait of a good hit pop song, as well as a cool bass line in the breakdown. Lastly, closing track “Lonely Hearts” caps this classic record off with a punch and the Candy trademark solemn story of being lost in Hollywood with nothing but your wits to guide you. This record was the soundtrack to a time in my life when rock and roll meant the most to me. I had my favorites: Sigue Sigue Sputnik, KISS, Hanoi Rocks, The New York Dolls, etc, but Candy offered a new look at what Hollywood had to offer in the 1980’s, and I wanted a piece of it badly!

This release also comes with a 16 page booklet with killer pictures and stories from the early days and don’t forget to support Kyle Vincent at www.kylevincent.com who tours all over the world. Already my top release of the year!!!

Teddy Heavens
ftwrecords@aol.com

http://www.rockcandyrecords.co.uk/catalogue/654