“I don’t understand how people can recognize the rot, and not reject the bipartisan system enabling it.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)
“It’s pretty cool that most cities are becoming unlivable, billionaires got 700% wealthier during a global plague, the planet is literally cooking, and major political institutions are basically hardwired to neutralize leaders and movements who actually want to fix it.” (-Luke Savage)
“The US government has taken your student debt forgiveness, your healthcare money, your public school funding & sent it in the form of weapons to Ukraine. Billions of dollars. Now those weapons are ending up sold on the black market to terrorists.” (-Lee Camp)
“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)
“Y’all liberals can see the Democrats filling their coffers campaigning on the very rights you’ve lost *under their watch*. What makes you think Democrats have *any incentive at all* to actually protect your rights when it’s so lucrative for them not to?” (-Blue Check Beth)
I DON’T MISS FACEBOOK, FUCK THOSE FASCIST FUCKS! ALL THEY DID IS CENSOR US AND SELL OUR BIDNESS TO THE MAN! YES, IT IS CENSORSHIP, AND NO THEY AIN’T REALLY PRIVATE-THEY ARE THE MERGER OF CORPORATION & STATE! THEY EVEN FB JAILED ME FOR POSTING THAT MUSSOLINI QUOTE!
The whole sham, the whole shit show is designed to make some gullible middle management, clip-on tie, khaki clad, trains on time secretarial motherfuckers think that their complicity, lockstep obedience, conspicuous silence and sucking up to the bad guys is gonna somehow get ’em some extra special V.I.P. only badge, with deluxe privileges and a nicer parking spot outside of the tumor factory or torture gulag. Tuesdays are Ladies Night with special drink discounts at the bioterror weapons lab for feminist freedom.
Of course I always understood I’d eventually be lockedout of Fascist Book for my anti-war shit posting. How they supposed to manufacture consensus for always more Forever-War bombings and their NWO Gates Reset, if the loudmouth peasants keep cross talking and sharing off-script factual information with one another? I am shocked and awed by how savvy they’ve become with marketing and advertising strategies. Everytime they wanna conduct another regime change war or coup, the military industrial complex and it’s mockingbird big 5 media always insist now that it is for Wokeness, Feminism, Trans-Rights, and Science! Everytime they wanna superfund the domestic police state, they just trot AOC out on her red carpet to insist she was insulted or lied about or traumatized or offended by impolite sexists, again. So the racist cops are gonna need more weapons and surveillance tools to protect AOC from sexists! I remember Laura Bush on Oprah Winfrey’s show, telling all our former mother in laws and ex wives and their sisters that the reason Amurkkka had to occupy Afghanistan for all those years was not to slow bleed Russian resources, or plunder their minerals, and opium, but it was all for (drum roll…….) FEMINISM and Muslim women’s rights! Cause everybody knows women oppressed under the Taliban will become alot more liberal and educated as soon as Murkkkan soldiers invade and cut off their son’s fingers for trophies and bomb the nation back to the stone age. So isn’t that comforting to know? It wasn’t just that some Muslim boogeyman trained by our own secret police was supposedly hiding there, after masterminding the Pentagon accounting room being destroyed by a plane with no wingspan, passengers, or luggage, coincidentally the day after Rumsfeld gave a speech about missing trillions, but USA! USA! had to kill all those people for….FEMALE MUSLIM LITERACY. cause the Empire CARES! The woke, trans-friendly, trustworthy scientific, vibrant and diverse, black lives, feminist freedom fries empire is teaching women how to read by liberating them, ya know–with drones. This kinda grotesquely fake narrative is increasingly being met with collective incredulity and wariness which is why all the spooks are controlling Twitter and Facebook. Like Cait Johnstone says, though, all these General Dynamics bulletproof stormtrooper robots are gonna be used against us in the next few years. But it’s for Science! And your own protection! Jane Goodall and Greta Thunberg said so at the World Economic Forum! So it must be true. Unless you hate teenage girl power climate warriors and kindly old ladies who want to protect the monkeys!
I STILL LOVE ROCKNROLL
Man, my old pal Brian got a song placed on the “Stranger Things” soundtrack, which means Winona Ryder has probably heard his music. How cool is that?
WORK WILL NOT SET YOU FREE
Shit havers never like to talk that much about how they got their shit, the whole capitalist meritocracy pose is tedious as fuck, though, cause all of us who been around and seen some things, we all know that 95% of the wealth in this world is inherited or married into, and the rare and exceptional people who make it big with their unusual talent or good looks, sometimes they get killed by the establishment after generating profits for them and somebody decides they’re worth more dead, so shady attorneys can take control of their publishing and merchandising. I never worshipped the rich, always saw ’em as a criminal class of abusers and predators. Secret police have infiltrated and terrorized or exterminated every human rights activist, social justice movement leaders, or truth telling whistle blowers of the last sixty years, so when big media are all of a sudden hyping some outta proportion rap about how the system has decided this special interest group or that niche marketing pie chart demographic is gonna start receiving some all of a sudden special sensitivity treatment or protections from the good ole boy honky establishment, I always figure they making some money from it somehow, or manufacturing controlled opposition. The empire does not love you and did not develop a conscience just because they recognized your particular brand of special virtue. People who get privilege like to believe they earned it with their own uniqueness, karma, hard work, or special talents. They at the top, cause they so, special. Noblesse Oblige, if it ever existed in real life, ‘been dead for years now-these evil bloodsucking people just hire publicists to SAY they got some fake charity, or rescued a kitten from a tree or whatever. Gave money to the Innocence Project. Fake arrested at the pink hat astro turf protest for puppies rights. That kinda shit. Photo ops and empty staged, blue screen, p.r. smokescreens.
Beauty is an advantage in some ways, but it’s ephemeral as hell and I’ve seen many gorgeous people whose youthful physical beauty faded just go crazy over it-suicides and shit. Even murders. The prettiest girl in my girlfriend’s hometown highschool got stalker killed by her psycho obsessive boyfriend and his family who were friends with the cops got the cops to help feed her dead body to the lions. You know you can’t make this shit up. Other real breathtakingly gorgeous people got so cozy trading on their looks for easy jobs and shit, they failed to cultivate their other talents. I knew girls with artistic ability, actresses, songwriters, all those things, but they got comfortable and let it all slide. Why work hard on your paintings if everybody wants to give you pills afterhours and tell you how talented and pretty you are some more? Many hoped to marry into wealth and then got used to being used and settled for free drinks forever at somebody’s kid’s sports bar, or being a town bimbo, or whatever. So in that sense, beauty is a disadvantage, it attracts disingenuous predators and makes one a target. It seems to me like at some point, it would be hard to have any idea about what’s going on in the world, if everywhere you go, people are flattering, promoting, gifting, or free passing you for your beauty. One of my ex girlfriend’s sister was like in a crazy delusional bubble cause everywhere she went, she got upgraded, everything’s for free, she trusted all the worst people, probably still does. We all have our cross to bear, I suppose. Hers is like convertibles and compliments, massages, and alimony and plane tickets everywhere. I got famous female friends who are soughtafter beauties and mistakenly always think their Matt Sorum supergroup side project N.A. celebrity book signing author former rockstar buddies and producer suitors and shit are gonna discover or celebrate me, cause they so nice to THEM. It’s a crazy world. Fame people guard their turf. It’s a whole different trip for a gutter punk.
You ever have motherfuckers damn you with faint praise, like say you are a clever phrase chiseler or wordsmith, or “knows how to dress”? That’s how people who paid for a certain level of prestige on a bought platform assert their status as shit havers. They can’t be admitting you got any talent or formidable ability as a singer or frontman with an ability to connect to people and look ’em in the eye and transfer a whole vibe to lift a room, cause that would threaten their whole bullshit story about how you are just uneducated and lazy or drank too much, or whatever, always some bullshit about how you are undeserving of some shit, that you are preposterously less than them, “You just haven’t earned it yet, baby”.
HERE AND GONE
Really, what it’s all about, is mere access. It’s all class based. Some poor people can not afford to pay somebody $100 an hour to record their music. If I get my music recorded, it changes shit cause it’s hard for money having motherfuckers to control some false narrative among the haves on the hill being so extra talented if my work is ever preserved. So that’s what I really got get back to focusing on. Archiving the songs. Difference between me and the money having motherfuckers is they still cover shit I wrote when I was eighteen, and I got a lot better than that shit. Or the shit I done when I was 25-29. Some people liked the idea of me being found dead in a room somewhere so they can falsely claim they wrote all my shit and more than five people might pretend believe them. People who had girlfriends pay for them to have pay to play fame, or parents who superfund all their fucking ridiculous videos and shit don’t want me behind some microphone. I can still get down. It’s been fuckedup seeing so many bullshit mediocrity fakes on every billboard, while so, so many of my soulful and genius brothers and sisters died young and been forgotten by the mad herd in their rush to winner’s circle, finishing line, look at me, ma, in-law assimilation. My Pal Adam was a heart of gold comedian soulman street punk, funniest, most loving, affectionate, tragic, hilariously self destructive rockstar brother confidante mirror reflection you could ever meet. I wrote two or three books he’s a central character in. Midwesterners hated and feared the brother, went outta their way to expel him from bars, ban him from trendy places, hiss gossip about the dear sweetheart, he spooked the trendy hipsters. After I left town, he got tattoo shop popular. Like a mascot of the middle class, as tattoos came into the mainstream, he came to be embraced by the mainstream and I think he was happy about that. I loved him so much, I could not begrudge him that. Prior to the tattoo thing he was an outrageous punkrock impresario and member of several unforgivably, scandalously offensively named bands, including one of my own. That character was everything any legend was ever made of and more. Too spontaneous and lovable and sensitive and beautiful to live. A Real Rocknroll Motherfucker. I can feel him in my heart and with me even now. What’s up baby? AY! He used to get shitfaced and yell at me from across the divebar: “I’m IN YOUR BAND! I’M IN YOUR BAND!” Our bartender, a lively and boisterous son of Hunter S. Thompson named A-2, he and I had this shtick about roll call where we’d convene our divebar social club and read the minutes from our last meeting and name off all our friends, who’d all vanished in a rapid procession of sad and lonely deaths. Now HE’s gone, too. (RIP) A-2!
Even when my smart and talented friend King Corey from the famous hiphop pioneers DEE MOE FRESH CREW, was dying of lung cancer, he still felt obliged to take a job working at Bob Evans, ya know with the timeclock and the dirty mop and the polyester uniform and rude hick customers for minimum wage, that’s how strong the hicktown programming was where I came from. Even on his deathbed, he’s trying to get approval from his loveless fellow programmed workers by laboring for not even enough money to rent a one bedroom. He collapsed on the job and had to be ambulanced to an emergency room. His ex still did not come back to him, you dig? If somebody don’t love you, no amount of hairnet and floorscrubbing and wearing the wet bloody aprons is gonna change that, at all, ever, ever. Some rich motherfucker is having an open bar party paid for by his parents to celebrate his getting outta jail while you pick chicken upstairs for minimum wage in the rat infested kitchen. Which one of you is the popularity seeking female gonna leave with? Have some dignity, don’t make a fool of yourself, like I did. Walk away and never look back again. Some motherfuckers don’t love you, that’s just how it is. My friend, Austin, a lovely kid, funny, sweet, also stayed in that horrible town where it was always either fast food, factory, crackdealer or jail. He died of stab wounds during a domestic violence episode. My friend Kevin died of stab wounds, when some outta town drug dealers killed him, Jamaicans from Detroit according to one story. My friend Bobby H. died in a motorcycle wreck. Anthony got murdered with a gun in front of many witnesses but the killer only did like 30 days cause his drug dealer connections to corrupt politicians. Jen and Tracey killed themselves. Marc went to jail for murdering his wife’s boyfriend. Mitch o.d.’d when we were 25 on the verge of graduating from a prestigious engineering school in Seattle, nobody ever believed in me as much as he did, he was my Catholic school friend and first wouldbe rocknroll manager, he invested in my bands, and was actively making plans to REALLY invest a whole lot more, get us to that next platform where our songs could be heard and evaluated based on their actual merit-we’d just seen him and made plans to reconvene after his graduation, but poof! He was gone just like that. His friend Tracey brought me his leather jacket on a plane from Seattle. I don’t think he really wanted to be an engineer, that was all to please his mother. His mother told me he had left behind some intimate journals addressed to me, but his brother, a mainstream wannabe popular guy decided that since I dressed in black and wore makeup and shit, I must be somehow to blame for his brother’s overdose with rich helicopter owning millionaire drug people on the other side of the country. Everybody grieves in their own way, in these smalltown catholic school cliques and sportsbar popularity culture, blaming the symbolic others is always a big part of ALL their rituals. Preppie sportos blame the outsiders and punks. Democrats blame Republicans, Republicans blame Democrats. No one can blame the Rich, ’cause they have all been trained to “identify” as rich, to “self identify” with millionaires on the tv. If you aint born rich and famous, you must be a slave to the rich and famous, or what other value could your life possibly ever have, and how can you ever, ever, ever be worthy of any kind of love? “Is he on the clock or off the clock”? I used to get up at 5 in the morning, walk a mile in the dark, ride for an hour in the back of a truck with non English speaking paint crews who’d meet up in the parking lot of Sherwin Williams and work all day painting McMansions, come home ruined, exhausted, destroyed my knees for nothing-all for a rich, beautiful starlet chick who broke up with me anyway. Dumb midwestern males like me were taught we could “earn” love. That you needed alot of money, ya know, to buy a girl. That is a dastardly lie. That aint love, that’s bartering. Walk away and never look back . One of my former bandmates, K.M., abruptly met some speed freak chick and quit the group to wing off with her and some well connected math metal drummer who had like cheap access to fancy recording studios and smack and rose to imminent fame by riding the famous yokel band’s coattails which is why I never liked him, he just seemed like such a suckup in the pocket of the well to do status quo, well, they went out West with a couple other midwest transplants, really made a splash, seemed to be two steps from the move, recorded, played out, opened for shit tons of famous hipster bands, got written about glowingly in all the magazines and entertainment weeklies, one of our old originals has long since been recorded by famous people in NYC, my old bandmate became a popular vocalist doing a not entirely unfamiliar version of something I mighta seen before, but he’d become semi pseudo underground famous in San Francisco and L.A., but died, of drugs and brandy one night. Fun loving, Presley-charismatic, charming like a rattlesnake motherfucker. Beautiful, funny, alcoholic, drunk driving hillbilly kid from my homestate of Kentucky. People still write me letters asking me about him.
Back in my New Romantic/Rocky Horror daze, a couple of my best friends and former wouldbe sometimes bandmates were just so good looking, they ended up staying too busy to really make that much art-my original keyboardist, Jaysin B. loved to sing and play and dance and pose, he was instrumental in me meeting my other original punk and scrappy new wave cohorts and getting our early bands started, but he got slowly suckedin to the Dutiful Midwestern Workin’ Man Trap. Ended up killing himself cause no man’s ever a manly enough provider once they assimilate you to that whole worker bee circuit of assembly line, speed, come down weed, back to work speed, come down weed, DUI bust, thirty days in jail, that whole gauntlet, pinballing between church on time and Dr. Phil Hallelujah Sobriety Societies and GET BACK TO WORK, SLAVE! Sad he’s gone. My superstar DJ bassplayer was the King of the Midwest In the 80’s, only Ronald Koal might have enjoyed more money for nothing and your chicks for free, regional celebrity than that guy. When he lost his looks, it adversely impacted him, same as my former keyboard player. He’d always been the best looking blue eyed teen beat pinup star where we grew up. Women just threw themselves at him-one of my male bosses, where we all worked, did too! I think he got depressed when he no longer looked like Michael Hutchence, turned to drink, spent all his time in bars with preppie conservatives and businessmen golfers from our hometown highschool. They got him into the factory life, also. He died last year. I have my suspicions, but nobody really told me how or why he died. I’m still not over it, in our teens and into our late thirties, we were tight as hell, ya know, one of my whole lifetime’s dearest brothers, and I’ve known many cities filled with people, he was somebody special. Bobby. “Died Suddenly”. A girl I deeply loved named JP, but whom I was very foolishly, not nearly as devoted to as I shoulda been, cause I was in my mid to late 20’s, and still involved with some other stormy diva it took forever to escape, she worried she was losing her looks, too, I mean, she was still a bright, vivid vision that almost all men were instantly spellbound by, but she’d been a model in her youth and she was not twenty anymore, though she was a sensitive, soulful, sweet, good hearted heroine. A honky tonk hippie, hard drinkin’ good time girl bartender, she could throw dumb drunken apemen outta the bar, cut it up with the best of the town gutter poets, she was one of the real wildflower Good Ones, ya know? I messed up letting her date those dumb oversized Tarzan grunge dudes with the goatees and Lollapalooza tattoos and the “cruelty based sense of humor” and access to hard drugs, she killed herself on the same day and same age that her mom had. I never knew how haunted our poor girl really was, I miss her. Wrote summa my best songs about her. People should hear ’em, she had a real magical quality. She was a big star in a nowhere place. We all were. Now, so many of the Also-Rans married up or inherited houses and shit, you see ’em joining these high visibility tribute bands, playing covers, kinda corny, halfassed imitator acts, but leaving behind 1000 mediocre cds in unsold boxes in the basements but at least I guess they got some low level namebrand recognition and maybe five dork fanboys each. Like I said, summa my favorite people already been here and gone and even my scrapbooks of pictures they were all in got stolen during some midnight eviction moves a couple decades ago. I still wake up thinking about ’em. Man, I dunno, free drinks popularity can be a real distraction. Some of my most talented friends like Mark and Robert who I considered real badass full fledged geniuses did not leave behind the body of work I expected them to, cause they got sidetracked by lifestyles, or needy women, and doing research studies to pay the rent at the Y and dying young as a result. I know you been programmed to worship the pharmaceutical industry but fuckedup side effects are real. You’ll find out.
My friend Paul had almost zero commercial success whereas every bloated ego fratboy poser dick who ever covered one of his songs struts around like he’s Jay Z-Diddy-Kanye-Prince, just endlessly bragging about his famous grunge friends or 25 years ago mainstream tv appearances. Paul’s songs changed the lives of everybody who really got to soak in them. I think he was easily as good as Alex Chilton, Paul Westerberg and Lou Reed. I used to call on him whenever a woman was breaking my heart-they don’t let a woman kill you in the Tower Of Song. He’d always say to me, “are you doing the work, boy?” reminding me to write, and not just hammer myself to death with the liquor and drugs. Urging me to put it in the songs, he made me a better songwriter, for sure. “You been reading your Burroughs?” Paul was always telling me to read the Beats, but I think Herbert Huncke mighta been his favorite. He was like my priest. I know some other people felt that way, too. We might be few and far between, but the people he really touched, are permanently altered by his grace and friendship and genius, he was a lovely motherfucker, no matter what his stupid detractors might say. Jealous dogs. My brother, Dave A., who worked for thirty five years at the same record store, taking buses for minimum wage, going home and drinking malt liquor and listening to the old blues records and doing it again, his life really was like a blues song, man. He’s gone, too. A local dude sold his lp’s off for the widow, I did not even get one, kinda an extra heartbreak, man I love that guy, everyday he is in my head and in my heart. I had memorial buttons of him made and put ’em on all my hats and jackets. He’s who got me into the Stooges, Doors, and Stones when I was about 12. He had a rockabilly band that used to open for my group.
It’s gotten so weird ya know, how all the good ones really are gone. I dream about them all. Famous actor I knew as a teenager in NYC, also named Mark, died from Covid. Nice man-even when he was busy dating McDonna, I could call him up and bore him with all my angsty teen Smash Hits magazine bullshit. Everybody’s leaving. It’s been hard. My aunt, my grandparents, it’s just relentless. I had a perfect prettyboy drummer but he became a fucking cop. You can’t make this shit up. Aint that a shame?
“180 Democrats and 149 Republicans just came together to pass an $840 billion war budget for 2023, which is the biggest in history. If you haven’t figured out that both parties exist to preserve our decrepit capitalist and imperialist system then you’re not paying attention.” (-Ryan Knight)
“The most obscene defense bill in history passed and earmarks made a triumphant return, but there was little outcry, thanks to a progressive rebrand of the war machine: The Great American Military Rebrand (substack.com) ” (-Matt Taibbi)
Big Pharma Has Raised Drug Prices 1,186 Times This Year, Analysis Shows (commondreams.org) “SHE BLINDED ME!” DEPARTMENT: your trusted and ever benevolent “SCIENTISTS!”
You probably won’t see too many links to anything I ever write on Falsebook because of how the secret police control the algorithms and they lockedup my previously shadow banned account for antiwar posts and links to Jacobin magazine, Mint Press, Real News, Convo Couch, Gray Zone, Unlimited Hangout, Last American Vagabond, Chris Hedges, Glenn Greenwald, Abby Martin, Dr. Cornel West, Jeremy Scahill, Ray McGovren and Col. Ann Wright, Scott Ritter, John Kirakou, Project Censored, Code Pink, Wikileaks, Consortium News, Antiwar.com, David Swanson, Cindy Sheehan, Black Agenda Report, Last American Vagabond, Activist Post, etc. Assange called it the world’s most abusive spy machine.
“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” William Casey, CIA Director 1981
“NEVER PUT ANYONE IN A CHOKEHOLD. THAT’S WHAT THE PIG DOES”. (-IAN ASTBURY)
“An unconscious human is one driven compulsively by deep-seated mental habits they don’t really see and can’t do much to control, so they’ll often find themselves engaged in unwholesome behavior patterns like addiction, unkindness, greed and neurosis, and making the same mistakes over and over for reasons they don’t quite understand.
A conscious human is one who doesn’t have unseen conditioning pulling the strings from behind the scenes in their subconscious mind, because they have done their work and drawn their inner demons into the light of consciousness where they can be healed. They are therefore able to move through life deliberately and in the interest of what’s best, rather than compulsively and in a way that spreads trauma to others.
A conscious humanity would mean that this way of functioning blossoms throughout the entire species.
Doesn’t it kind of look like that might be what’s happening? Like all the chaos and confusion of these strange times could simply be the birth pangs of a species whose relationship with consciousness is about to take a dramatic pivot? The increasingly shrill mass media narratives rapidly approaching white noise saturation? The increasingly widespread awareness that our society’s rules are made up and we can change them whenever we want? The mysterious increase in incidents of spiritual awakening as reported by teachers of enlightenment? Just how goddamn weird everything’s been getting these last few years?
I think it’s possible. I think it’s possible we are moving as a species toward an adaptation that will enable us to survive in a situation which is very different from the one we first emerged in, as every species eventually does if it doesn’t go extinct. If this is indeed what is happening, it stands to reason that it will be an adaptation that prevents us from wiping ourselves out via ecocide or nuclear war, and that a collective movement into consciousness is what that adaptation will look like.
A conscious species would be able to work in cooperation with its ecosystem, rather than compulsively consuming it due to primitive impulses to obtain and dominate and egoic impulses to be rich and have more. A conscious species would be able to convert civilization from competition-based models into collaboration-based models, where rather than trying to climb over each other to get ahead we all work together to make sure everyone has what they need to live. A conscious species would no longer see the sense in dividing itself up into separate competing nation-states which brandish armageddon weapons at each other out of fear and greed.
The more I learn about humanity, and the more I learn about myself, the more possible such a world appears to be. Sure the world’s a chaotic and distressing mess right now, but so is childbirth. However bad things get for us, as long as we’re still alive our problems are nothing that can’t be fixed with a collective movement into consciousness.
Anyway. That’s my pet theory right now. And the cool thing about my theory is that if you like it too, you don’t have to wait for it to come true. You can start becoming more conscious on your own right now and leading the charge for the rest of us. Investigate your true nature, heal your wounds, be responsible with your actions, and begin working to coax all your endarkened bits into the light.
And then hopefully the rest will follow. If they don’t, worst-case scenario is you wind up a lot more happy and functional than you otherwise would have been, because you brought so much more consciousness to your inner processes and your habits of perception and cognition.
This is where the real adventure is at, in my opinion. This is where the rubber meets the road.
I will meet you there.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
JUST GOT BACK FROM THE BEST CATHOUSE IN TOWN
George Michael and Duran Duran were big faves of mine growing up and I been reading articles about how Princess Diana naturally loved those bands, too.
I went into detox back in the day, I dunno, I’d been drinking too much during a stupidly public breakup I did learn a lot from. Mostly, I think I just needed to retreat from all the voyeuristic local opinion havers who were rooting for my infinitely more popular faux moviestar richboy replacement. I just really needed a break, to get off the street. While I was in there meeting some beautiful girls and making friends with old dealers who knew rockstars and racked up federal charges, smoking too much, but enjoying the valium and mashed potatoes and naps, Princess Diana, who’d been dating a rich and famous billionaire Muslim and looking for protection from the crown and m16, kinda like Jackie O was able to find fleeing the USA deep state via Onassis, the mainstream tv story had it that the paparazzi just got carried away and chased her chauffer driven car into a tunnel where her car accidentally just crashed. People less trustful of official government narratives concerning royals and billionaires, particularly ones who seem to have almost certainly birthed two children by two different men, embarrassing Windsor, she knew too much, wronged the pompous blueblood bloodlines, and coincidentally according to many coincidence theorists just whoopsy daisy happened to die tragically young, Elton did that awful song forever. Coincidentally her now long grown sons, who look entirely different from one another are no longer friends, coincidentally, and the one said to have been sired by the redhaired jockey, has left the royal family, just coincidentally. Around the same time, a guy we’ll call PJ, a sketchy dude who’d saved my life once was hanging out a car window, drunk, maybe high on crack, being wild and rowdy on his way home from seeing Hoodoo Wagon, our poet friend’s blues band somewhere in deep suburbia, when he fell out on the freeway and the people in the car saw his feet come off and his body splatter on the highway, driver faced homicide charges, the whole carload of witnesses were terribly traumatized by seeing our friend splattered all over the road, they all delved ever deeper into dope to help ’em cope. I also mourned, as I had gotten to know him over many long nights of card playing and hard partying while he anguished over losing access to his daughters who he loved. I lived with that guy for awhile-he had a bad reputation among the straights but we all did, we were the outsiders, but he was always right on to me. Righteous. A Diamond G. A Goodfella.
A different rich drugdealer who was court ordered into rehab with me, came back from a three hour pass with a bunch of booze and drugs and shared ’em with me, so at that point, I kinda thought, well, I might as well split and I set off an alarm by going awol or whatever leaving out the side door against medical advice. I walked up the impossibly hot hill to my street musician friend’s third floor walkup dangerous ghetto dwelling and he started telling me all these wild stories about all the stuff that happened while I was in detox at the Cathouse, what they called the ghetto rehab I had been in. I liked summa the people I met there-Miss Betty, Capable Jesse. I think they’re all dead now. I learned some important stuff in that coocoo’s nest: “take what you need and leave the rest”. Also, “if nobody told you they love you today….love yourself”. I’m still workin’ on that one. The dude who fell out the car window had the same first name as me, so while I’d been gone from the public eye for quite some time, some people who’d heard about the death of the regular from the notorious hoodlum bar we were both semi-permanent residents at, dying, some people thought they were talking about me. I ran into a former co worker who looked like he’d seen a ghost and the poor boy had actually spent time mourning me. I’m still here, like what? 23 years later, knocks wood. (RIP) PJ
When I was a teenager, from ages like, 13 or 14 til at least 19 or 20, I loved an arty, beautiful, brainy, playful and wonderful new wave chick from the other side of the tracks and George Michael always makes me think of her.
“If the International Criminal Court was a real court, Blair will have already been convicted & serving time on the same tier with George W & Obama.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“Democrats never deliver on their promises (even when they have a majority) because delivering for the people was never their objective in the first place. The DNC is a corporation whose sole function is to co-opt & destroy social movements that challenge the capitalist oligarchy.” (-Ryan Knight)
“We’re fighting back against the corrupt Democratic Party establishment’s coordinated campaign to deny our rightfully earned place on the ballot. If you want to stand with us and fight for real democracy, here’s how you can help! https://matthewhohforsenate.org/fightback/” (-Matthew Hoh For Senate)
Bodycam Footage Shows California Police Fatally Shooting A Black Man In The Back | HuffPost Latest News You mad at Joe Rogan and Dave Chappelle but not all these militarized jackbooted killers who take 3 lives a day in this country-WAY MORE than “lone nut” school shooters.
“The land of the free” is just another capitalist lie. We are not free. We are owned and controlled by a handful of giant corporations and greedy billionaires who work in tandem with the capitalist state [the U.S. government] to exploit the people and planet for profit.” (-Ryan Knight)
WOKEWASHING FOREVER WARS….GENTRIFICATION BRUNCHERS ONLY IN REAL SOLIDARITY WITH OTHER RICH MOTHERFUCKERS
“Callin’ it your job, ole hoss, sure don’t make it right, but if you want me to, I’ll say a prayer for your soul tonight…” (-John Cougar)
These chain of command types, who come in big gang, power tripping, gratuitous overkill vulgar displays of overpowering force, the four cars fulla cops in bulletproof vests, the ten or so hillbillies in the white trucks and gigantic earth movers, and the bureaucratic rich women on the phones in their shiny new oversized Arnold Schwarzenegger like black vehicles, code enforcement paychecks and fancy government title havers, are some ugly sons a bitches who you wouldn’t want fucking waking up your sleeping family or tearing up your street, or bulldozing YOUR neighbor’s yard, just cause some corrupt local millionaires wanna remake and remodel the town, but if you are a middle class property owner, or genteel classed college educated capitalist, you probably think it’s all just golly gee willikers downright just okeydokey and fair is fair and by the textbook acceptable as long as they don’t say some kinda weekly updated “bad speech”. Or have a different diet, or like some comedian you were told is “objectionable”, all that matters to bipartisan haves is short term protecting their own professional class image, and eager-beaver reputation as go alongs, BUT if you are a member of a class that’s being pushed around with active violence and physical and legal intimidation and non stop class persecution, you would not find it oh so charming and progressive, that some fuckin’ token females are involved, with the push around, believe me. So what, big deal, there’s always been Uncle Tom tokens and high visibility status quo exploitation of brazen tokenism. Wrong is still wrong. The powers that be, scumbag billionaires and millionaires, have somehow rebranded their relentless nonstop worldwide war on the poor as somehow green, or LGBT friendly woke, or scientific, which is obviously nonsense. The shitlib booj people are all-in, though, for always more okey-dokey blame a boogeyman forever war bombings and inflated “defense budgets” and shady proxy war military contractors and total bullshit psy ops and black ops as long as media calls it “for democracy”–the usual, same ole same ole drones, plundering, mass murder and colonialism. Everyday booj safespace people wanna add more forbidden words to their naughty, naughty cancel culture list. Hey man, if you don’t wanna be called a groomer, don’t be creepy around kids, stop trying to help normalize the elite’s gross and inappropriate sexualization of children. Don’t like being called a Karen, you think that’s a mean ole hatespeech smear, well, imagine how poor people who you keep calling the cops on, for no reason, feel. Ya’all privileged people gotta cease with the fuckin double standards, and make-believe, SO & SO FIRST, protected class bullshit. The TV is not a gawd. (I know, I know). Gawdess. The TV is not a gawdess. Why would city hall dispatch 25 some city employees, sub-contractors, and police officers to spend 4 hours in the unforgiving hot sun, just removing some rock garden debris and old wood off a hill, next to a targeted geezers property? Because they can? I dunno, he musta pissed some insider off, there are cluttered properties on every street in this poor old town, but this guys’s gettin’ the business, and apparently the secretive developers think his property’s an eyesore and he’d built some rock steps up their embankment. Drunk on power bureaucrats are the worst. They defy all logic and they’re whole thing is punishing poor people. The way judges throw the book at poor people, that’s how voters should treat politicians, not all this worshipping and making excuses for ’em. I’ll tell ya, not just Obama, but Bernie and the Squad are all big betrayer, two faced, bullshit, lyin’ ass disappointments if you ask me. I was fooled by that bullshit AOC marketing. Bartender, working class, gonna make a ruckous, remember? But she did not force a vote on healthcare, she did not fight the real fight against the jet-set on behalf of us real life actual bartenders, and working class, she sat down when Pelosi told her to, makes excuses like all the rest, points her finger at Trump some more. Phony baloney, time wasting justice tweeters are meaningless controlled opposition.
REMEMBER THE LESSONS OF GANGSTA RAP AND THE GRUNGE/ALTERNATIVE HOAX?
Whenever I see old friends living out their Ultimate Cheers Fantasy where everybody knows their name and they’re always glad you came, ya know, it reminds me of all the times when I thought I’d also Arrived At Last. Every waitress waits for her chance to be discovered and even the ones who try to take the shortcuts to overnight celebrity, supermodel fame and fortune, on some level, gotta know deep down, that it’s a slippery slope, a devil’s bargain. The Smiths sang, “Fickle fame plays tricks on the brain” and I know that’s true, baby! Like all those Playboy chicks who write their me, too victim, tell all best sellers nowadays, when they were standing in line with hundreds of other topless g-stringed hopefuls and going though the bunny school orientations and creepy photographer groomer cult hazings and having to sleep with Hugh’s brother and told by the old secretaries they were gonna have to follow strict initiation rules and have curfews and sign non disclosure agreements and all that shit, weren’t they hip on some level that they weren’t really Marilyn Monroe? Even Marilyn found herself facedown on a dirty white bearskinned rug with a fat awful casting couch scumbag. More than twice. There is little in the way of authenticity, sincerity, redemption or real love in showbiz circles, it’s just horrible old men preying on young and desirable kid’s energy, creativity, vanity, a game of three card monte with the old shadow from the crossroads. My main man had his hour for magic, when he got to be smalltown famous and lord supreme over a white trash bar where he made the rules and got the girls and took all the glory, but ya know, what goes up must come down, those glory days really do zoom by in the blink of a young girl’s eye, leaving you with nothing. I think that’s what Sly was talkin’ bout when he said “Everybody’s A Star”. In a greedy, got mine, superstar celebrity V.I.P. culture, everybody thinks they are the one who deserves it, earned it, already paid their dues, it’s “because I’m WORTH IT!” Nobody thinks they just get to stay at the hotel with the creepy dayjob man ordering food service, and doing good drugs finally, for the weekend and then, they’ll have to return to their lowly stripper pole in Kentucky. A long long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, maybe somewhere on the East Coast, I knew a chick once who was smart and talented and she got alot of small pond overnight attention and celebrity and fanfare and TMZ tabloid paparazzi local Lindsey Lohan/Paris Hilton/Britney Spears special pass free drinks red carpet treatment, but if you watch how the cards all really fell, the vampire haves on the hill cut her off from her real friends, undermined her support systems, kept her away from her family of origin, exploited her ideas, sabotaged her art, used and abused her, filled her up with cupcakes and false praise, left her broken at a bar, fattened up, spat out, haggard. They Anna Nicole Smithed her! They can kill ya with Jagerbombs and on the house, insincere flattery bacon cheese potatos skins, too. One blearyeyed, brokenhearted morning, I came down to the dirty boulevard after sleeping over at a sadistic abuser dude’s photographer girlfriend’s house, she had pulled me up off the barroom floor the night before but gotten mad at me when I asked her if I could borrow some clean pants. I ran into a barefooted, shaven headed, beautiful Bambi eyed girl, ya know she had been taken home the night before and dumped off on the boulevard, our eyes met, she told me I was beautiful, we both recently shaved our heads as some kinda ridiculously misguided protest and were surprised to see someone else had also independently done that exact same thing, when we saw each other. I’m sure I was goin’ for a Richie Manic look but probably looked more like one of those crazy eyed Manson girls, now, I’d found a twin in Spacey Tracey! (RIP) She’s dead and gone now, killed herself in jail. She was a good chick but had been raised in a cult, had a mental illness, stole a car from my friend once, also robbed a bank. Some old man would pick her up from the bar, fill her head with big promises and ditch her in the morning. Happens everyday, they got a formula, a whole textbook for use and abuse and dangling false hope. Big Pimpin’, they call it. They find a runaway kid at the bus station and buy her some Denny’s. Ya gotta be careful with fame seeking and the ever promised illusions of arrival and belonging, highschool popularity, all too often, it’s fool’s gold. Just a handfull of pills and some fratboys and their groomer moms helping ’em, when they’re doing their dirty work. Nothing but a sign over a side door that says “V.I.P. ENTRANCE” and the local gentry rich as fuck junkie crackhead kids want you to wear this used thong for the night. You know how the Revolution only got like one or two lines a piece in “Purple Rain”? I’ve started to notice how everybody is Prince in their own Starring Role and people like me, we somehow gradually became, ya know, Bobby Z, one line sayers, background characters, distant echoes from a half forgotten rock dream, left in the dust, forgotten but not gone….But they kept the songs. Like Prince with Brown Mark’s “KISS”, actually.
Man, in the 90’s, Corporate Amurkkka made a billion by exploiting the Gangsta Rap movement, a buncha young rappers posed and flexed in front of their record executive’s mansions, flossing around like Diamond Jim, buying gold chains and quoting Scarface, Hootchie girls in the short shorts in their vice president’s hot tubs, rental cars. Most of ’em, the good ones usually, ended up dead after the record industry made money off ’em. Still happens thoday, these overnight face tattooed rappers all make their occult video and have a season of drugs and partying before they find ’em dead at 21. The list is long. A few convert to secret societies, capitalist hierarchies, are used to promote a diverse face of Corporate Honky Empire. Black Lives Matter slogan became a big money maker for two to three years, cover of every expensive coffeetable magazine and white pople media hook, two or three grifters at the top of a fake organization got overnight rich, live in mansions, but 100 real grass roots actual legit community organizers we all recall from iconic photos during the Baltimore and Ferguson uprisings ended up dead. Prince wrote a song called “Baltimore” and went on BET talking about Bill Gates geoengineering, had just finally got his publishing back under his own control, was supposedly found dead with his clothes on inside out, in an elevator at Paisley Park and no doctors or bodyguards were really held accountable like when Michael Jackson died, they just cremated Prince, made the estranged sister into a showboat for a couple weeks, tied his fortune up in lawsuits for awhile, then, whoever controls the estate now, started selling highpriced merchandise, flung open the doors of Paisley for high priced tours and concert goers were served alcohol, and they did these sorta bogus tributes to Prince with jive ass industry caricatures who are in no way heirs to his legacy, though I would have loved to have seen the Revolution play with Dez and Andre. The lawyers who own the estate were even giving Morris Duff about using the name THE TIME again. I love Morris, but was not into his Santa song, and the Rhino reissue that came out without the Time’s consultation shoulda been a big ta-do with photos and extra tracks, a live dvd and liner notes and shit.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO WATCH DYNASTY
You know I been thinkin’ alot about old Clash and Public Enemy songs, cause back then, those guys were really sayin’ somethin’, PRINCE (“When Will We Get Paid”, “Mister Man”, “Money Don’t Matter 2night”) and Michael (“They Don’t Care About Us”) were saying stuff, too. What do we got now? Buncha manufactured artificial hip-hop co-opted fakeass capitalist technopop bullshit, just a buncha fakes on puppet strings. Brothers and Sisters And Friends Of The Revolution, you gotta get extra attentive when The man starts telling you that you are the Bright Young Thing, Next Week’s Model, ya know? Since when have Black Lives Mattered to the racist kkkops or rich people running the show? They killed even MORE black folks since the George Floyd uprisings and all those sellout fraud squad celebrities send billions for guns to destabilize regions or start wars with Russia-China-Iran-Yemen-Palestine. Make laws against protest. I just don’t believe the media-whores or techlord secret police censors, red capet partisan celebrities, or anybody on television “represents” me, you, or our interests. Even the Gender Industry, after a lifetime of getting beaten in the streets, a lifetime of smear the queer, and countless horrible queer bashings, suddenly, EVERY macho hetero celebrity is in a dress and all the kids on Tik Tok are being peer pressured from the tower to be gender fluid this or somethin’ somethin’ that? Makes no sense to me, the corporate push for everybody to be on high alert extra extra pro noun fixated and in a dress. Like Chuck D. said, you “Can’t Truss It”. Why, after generations of churning out G.I. Joe armies of musclebound don’t ask/don’t tell arrow straight conformists have they suddenly switched the factory settings to making everybody into Gay Beachouse Malibu Kendolls? The social engineers do not love poor people, we know that much is true, and beyond a shadow of a doubt, so I fret for all my allies in every slice of the piechart, when they are suddenly invited to the head of the class and told that from now on they will be the teacher’s special privileges pets. I just don’t buy it, smells fishy to me. Gender is not an identity, my character is my identity, not my genitals or preferred sexual positions or partners parts, but yeah, I know, it’s become a gigantic INDUSTRY. Who are the major stockholders, moneymakers, qui bono? I remember the corporations just over saturating us with that garbage corporate punk in the nineties, they used it to kill off the real rebel underground. All the tiny radio stations, punk zines, college bars got Over Grunged and forcefed all that awful Blink 182 and Offspring and Green Day product until nobody wanted to ever hear anything like it again. They killed the real punks and gave you Avril Lavigne and Machinegun Kelly and Class Act. No thanks, ya know? You gotta think twice or fifty times before going mainstream, it’s a big mousetrap. The Capitalists just eat human beings and exploit rebellious subcultures, turn it all into advertisements for war and fascism. I loved RuPaul since early Wigstock and the Love Shack, but every show on Netflix or Hulu is suddenly drag obsessed? I dunno, man. can’t truss it. When there’s a sudden and unprecedented mandate to wear makeup and a dress, when it becomes compulsory, you ask questions. I would not WANT to sit with the jacks and fratboys at the lunchroom table, ya know what I’m sayin’? Don’t fall for it. Black comedians been complaining about it for years, how they can not get movie roles except as black men in a dress. What’s up with that? What happened at the end of the Alternative marketing hoax? Rich sado-preppies took over all the collegetown bar scenes and killed off live music. Turned it into gentrified cocaine crowd, Amurkkkan Psycho Urban Outfitters hipster posturing, backstab circle jerks and “me, first” rat race, ha ha we own all the shit culture. Some rich private school boys imitated Oasis poorly for a year. Kathleen Hannah married a Beastie Boy, they became mega rich for owning hip-hop and spinning off dumb white boyshit like Eminatti and richboy Beck. Kathleen always promoting imperialist war witch, Hillary Clinton. Just based on the new cult religion of Gender. Are you kidding me? Sonic Youth got rich, Courtney Love made a billion, and now we got Dave Grohl on every radio station, on every stage, by court order, forever. Makes me wonder. To me, Foo Fighters always felt like Mariah Carey, I know the Big Machine sez they’re “REALLY POPULAR”TM but they say that about GROPEY JOE and WAR WITH RUSSIA, and fourth booster for the Monkeypox making you sexy and popular forever, too.
One big problem in seeing real life, on the ground, actual reality, versus the big bamboozle manufactured tv, fear based, divisive, unreality, is how the PARTISAN PROGRAMMING and corporate media preferred tv channel-identifying, has become so powerful and effective, that you never can have a peaceful encounter or brief conversation with a Democrat, ever, without them going into a big tv narrative, official sounding, authoritarian rap about how Trump is Hitler, or Putin is Hitler, everybody’s apparently, a nazi, except, of course, the white nationalist Azov Battalion in the Ukraine…or the kkkops all those middle class Karens call to push poor people outta view and neatly, without ever acknowledging ANY complicity on the part of their blue no matter who Democrat enablers, who basically co sign every bad thing the Republicans do, that adversely affects the poor-ya know? The rank n file Rachel Maddow Russiagate Dems can not even hear anything about how Biden, Hillary or Obama are directly first hand responsible for wars or warrantless mass surveillance of fracking, or that AOC and the Squad helped fund the police and the overthrow of other countries everyday, they just don’t want to know, all they care about is blaming some Republican patriarchal figurehead, “uneducated” voter, or foreign, external boogeyman scapegoat. www.opensecrets.org I just have to walk away, kick the dust off my winklepickers, and not even try to communicate with them, they really have become like impossible to reach-their whole social justice thing was just a big front, a parade float, a hollow sham. A bumper sticker on a Tesla. They care about their own position/property/prestige or political party, their precious preferred millionaire grifter celebrities, and do nothing red carpet tweeters, but millions of people being displaced by the bankers, murdered by cops, or military, or proxy mercenary armies? People going broke from Wall Street greedy ripoffs and rent gouging? They do not give a rat’s ass, they can just blame somebody, Putin, McConell, Bin Ladin, whoever-“The Parliamentarian”, the bucks stops nowhere, so that’s why we on THE REAL LEFT say there is no real difference between Republicans who hate the poor, and Democrats who pretend to not hate the poor, but then always vote to help fund the Republican’s police state, military expansionism, Nato overthrows and the mass incarceration and mass warrantless techlord secret surveillance of the Murkkkan slave class. ‘Long as they get to keep their private pension, mimosa, and VIP backstage pass, ya know? I can’t even fathom any atrocity the shitlibs would stand up and fight for, or really legit stand in opposition to, s’long as they get to keep their red velvet ropes, scraps of privilege, and special V.I.P. class protections. And some bogus justifications were drummed up by marketing people and sold to them in soothing NPR dayspa tones. All they gotta do is tell ’em that defending Gitmo torture culture will make them sexy, scientific, genderfluid, and most importantly, POPULAR!
Government Officials Now Admit Remote Mind Control Technology Is Real – YouTube Some rightwingers are hip to the Gates Reset-NWO-Davos billionaire hustle even if they’re still fools for Trump and the whole Cointelpro Qanon psy op. They are no more foolish than the nutty Rachel Maddow, Russiagate believers.
HERE COME THE ASSHOLES THEY CAN SMELL THE MONEY
Right now as I type this on a Wednesday morning, ’bout nine o ‘clock, four cop vehicles plus two or three code enforcement vehicles, plus city trucks, plus big machine bulldozers have all descended on my dead end street to earth move hermit neighbor’s eccentric rock garden and found object collections off the city property so called easement, to make way for creepy developer to build a big road to a new cul de sac the city hopes will attract some as yet unseen out of state people who want to reside across the street from the stinky waste disposal treatment center among a smattering of elderly loners and embittered, “don’t tread on me” hermits in disintegrating trailer homes, and small brick n mortar houses owned by snowbirds who are only here two months a year. It is an overwhelming show of force and it’s hard not to have contempt for the yuppie rich people, city lawyers, tourist gouging hipster coffeeshop and fake art gallery owners and second hand ripoff boutiques and stepford wives of city hall who gave the big okeydokey to all this negative destruction in the name of one dubious investor’s profits. My neighbors are all outside moving found objects and garden rock stuff from yard to yard, around in circles with wheel barrels, but I’m not doing that with them. I gotta teenager with autism I’m trying to protect from the confrontation seekers. It’s already in the high nineties and it aint gonna make a difference if we’re out there getting beaten, the man has decided the home owners on this street and their preferences are not as significant as the shady developer’s who is obviously in bed with some shadowy kahuna. I don’t wanna be involved with these show of force cops-one of ’em ya see around town, is always spoiling for a fight, she’s got that machismo provocateur swagger. You know the way a hateful redneck looks at a gay person? That’s her same energy. You should see how furious she gets about having to wait in line, like everybody else at the dollar store. She’s got that occupying army marine type of gun ho aggression just rollin’ off her. Can’t wait to nightstick or taser somebody for freedom or feminism or WHATEVER IT IS THAT MOTIVATES PEOPLE TO WANNA BECOME UNIFORMED THUGS FOR CAPITALISM, THAT “I’LL SHOW YOU” CHIP ON THEIR SHOULDER THING. Half the time they are on the job, they don’t even know what’s going on. They’re just sent to “protect” the agendas of the rich from the poor, or even just less rich. Guardians Of Property. Brutes, bullies, gangbangers, cops n robbers, military enforcers, rent a cops, even though they’re all seemingly former abused children, I never liked ’em. Bullies and goose-stepper not-sees have always sucked.
Even still, right behind the armed aggressors are the etiquette oriented, always offended, cancel culture P.C., winebox Karens and smiley faced indie-martyr owner-operators downtown. Yuppies, lawyers, gentrification coffeehouse owners, moneymakers in solidarity with banks and developers are behind this big invasion. I’m laying low, they already don’t like the looks of me. They’d love to handcuff somebody, I’ll let the entitled, booj property owners deal with the city government clampdown. Rich college people like to pivot from every topic and change the discussion to talk more about my pale hue and penis having privilege or “heteronormative pass privilege”, but I am first and foremost predominantly perceived by most as a poor person, and that is how the always more powerful forces of capitalist hierarchy gentrification class preference people treat me. As someone to be stomped on, removed, exterminated, silenced and censored so the posh people on the legal white people reefer and big pharma happy pills who are all loving the removal of the poor from entire communities and profiteering from the overpriced hotels and airbandb’s and mass evil landlord evictions and prison profiteering and war machine investments don’t have to see my objectionable presence or hear my offensive anti imperialist ideologies. All that intimidation cause the rich wanna get the poor to leave town and apparently a grouchy hermit complained about some politician’s daughter’s barky FIVE DOGS. A big part of being a middle class shitlib is believing your middleclass shitlib dog’s feelings are more important than some lower class neighbors human rights.
IF YOU WANT TO BE A HERO…
GENTRIFIERS ARE VAMPIRES
The class police in my town, are all working for some McMansion builder who is coincidentally a repeat registered sex offender, who is remaking our humble neighborhood in his McMansion building sex offender image, he’s gonna put like 100 new houses across the swamp trail which means 200 cars and probably dogs and kids, and it’s very creepy,..how the cops and city hall are all in bed with this guy and his agenda of pushing the poor and old people off the street, cops with low i.q.’s and forearms like Popeye can be really menacing in groups. Packs of enforcers ready to inflict violence on any low rent hippies or hermit trailer dwellers who ask too many questions, or stand in their front yards watching the big machines, or who might be accused of signing some petition that might somehow interfere with the business of clearing the street for “progress and development”. The suckup gentrifiers on the main strip would not like this kindof intimidation being deployed towards themselves, or their elite loved ones-the goon squad giving us the stink eye, but they secretly self-identify as rich people, so they cheerfully look the other way, when it happens to some elderly eccentrics and low wage earners, “over there”. They tell themselves us unsightly poors deserve the push out, we got it comin’, the being bulldozed out of our neighborhood business-they all agree we shoulda gone to college and married up, then, we would deserve some kinda rights that only belong to Specials and a couple pet preferred minority group tokens. They do not have any compassion toward “THE OTHERS”. The yuppies are so baffled by Obama, “The Squad”TM, Capital Hill maga tantrum HYSTERIA, relentless next New Plague wave update Pfizer advertisements, NWO Forever-War Propaganda, and Netflix identity politics trickery, they foolishly PRESUME that all blue collar folks are “Trump Voters”, and therefore, deserve no quarter or mercy, or human rights. See-they’re the SMART, EDUCATED ONES(!!?) with the Tibetan prayer flags and OM mosaics and correct lexicon and obedience signals. The pro war feminist, Hillary Voters. In their middle class bubbles, the police men (and much more always most importantly) police women(!!!) are their SpecialsTM friends and protectors. I kinda get it. Ya see ’em leaning against their vehicles and talking on their cellphones and initially, they seem almost normal, human being like, but then, when they start to assertively move in as a pack, and kinda loom threateningly over the elderly property owners, or give the hostile staredown to us no real rights having, coffee sipping neighbors who should (theoretically) have a legal right to be outside, but don’t in real life, without risking harm or arrest to ourselves or vulnerable family members cause we aint got no Saul To Call, they all look like hulks or great apes. I have some kinda begrudging sympathy for the devils, they are all blue collar enforcers, from dumbfuck backgrounds of multi-generational abuse, probably can’t help it, don’t know better, but the smugly smirking, diabolical predator class gentrifiers over on Main Street and Broadway, I got a lot of resentment towards them…Those fakes and frauds, elitists and college manners shitlibs are only out for themselves, they stand for nothing but their own privilege, these new age selfish and greedy airbandb divorcee make a bucks, cause they decorate their tourist trap businesses with all the affectations of arty hipster bohemia-John Lennon psychedelic posters and reggae flags and shit while all 100% behind the creepy developers and in bed with the Mr. Burns shadowy financier forces that own the dimwitted winebox ladies of just for show city hall. They line these women up behind some table and make it look like the soccer moms are in charge, but nothing they do ever benefits the everyday people, the poor families from this side of the tracks–they are just teleprompter reciters, puppets, models of the honky old Mister-Man establishment, same as it ever was, and here come the armed goons and bulldozers. Only now in the bullshit fiction age of the BIG WOKEWASH some of the bruisers identify as female or blue no matter who Democrats, so that’s supposed to make some low information, gender identifying, college grad tv watcher feel better. Whatever, man. Sometimes THE MAN is just a collaborating WHOA-Man. People who just want a license to do violence and take up arms against the poor to please the rich are just gangsters for capitalism, him/her/they/them/anybody. I wanna ask my trans friends who’ve endured lifetimes of abuse, from the very same exact intolerant military culture and permanently entrenched corporate elite, why they think they are suddenly so obligatory en vogue among the oppressor classes. My theory is “vibrant and diverse” is just pie chart pinkwash/whitewash/wokewash/greenwash/gentrification real estate code for “have money”. You can self identify as whatever you want and own tiny increments of privilege, as long as you have money. The gougers and brunchers downtown all got rainbow flags and pink triangles out front like they are liberal and progressive, but they wanna get rid of the poor. I think it’s fuckin’ crazy. Ya know Malcolm X talked about the race hustlers, I think now they just market-weaponize everything, we got gender hustlers, still wolves. Capitalism even co-opted hippie movement’s paisley shirts and headbands, bellbottoms and acid as an advertising sales pitch in the sixties, don’t get too excited with the fake wokeness cults, they just use and abuse subcultures for evil marketing purposes. They don’t really love any of us.
“Marjorie Taylor Greene captures perfectly the question of our times- what if only the rude untutored characters express sane beliefs, and all the well schooled and well behaved people latch onto abusive, deranged insanity?”
(-Spotted Toad on twitter)
“Friendly reminder that the prospect of revolution will become far more remote once there are bulletproof AI-guided robot armies who will fire upon locals without a moment’s hesitation. Revolution has a pretty definitive use-by date.”
“Look at what these criminals are preparing for you. Don’t think this is just about “foreign” wars. The rulers are more concerned about domestic opposition as it becomes clear capitalism is untenable & has to be replaced.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“Double boosted Biden announced he has Covid one day after announcing he has cancer.” (-Max Blumenthal)
“American weapons of war kill far more people overseas than they do domestically, and those killings are done in wars of aggression for power and profit which are sold to the public with lies and propaganda. Every AR-15 mass shooting you get a bunch of Democrats falling all over themselves to say those weapons should only ever be used on impoverished foreigners. That unique brand of psychopathy that can posture and preen as a compassionate voice of sanity before the voting public, turn around and help gun down everyone in the Global South for crude oil and Raytheon profit margins, and then go to bed and not lose a wink’s sleep over it” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
“Once we were free the recipe for living is lost in memory.” (-Joe Strummer)
Our civilization is built upon lies and obfuscation to such an extent that advocating for transparency and the democratization of information can be a complete political position, all by itself.
Rather than claiming to know what’s best for society (whether we should move left or right, whether we should espouse this model or that model), it is perfectly legitimate to simply support giving humanity the information tools necessary to know the truth about what’s happening so that they can collectively determine for themselves what direction to take.
This would mean supporting the end of the mass-scale manipulations and obfuscations used by the powerful to influence the way the public thinks, acts and votes, and it would mean giving them the democratic infrastructure to steer their civilization in response to the true information they’ve got access to.
It would mean supporting the end of government secrecy and advocating transparency for any institution with any degree of power over the people. The more power and influence they have, the more transparency should be required of them, whether they be governmental, corporate, or financial institutions.
It would mean supporting the democratization of information and the end of mass media propaganda. It would mean breaking up institutions which have too much information-sharing ability and giving more information-sharing ability to those who don’t have enough. Rather than a few plutocrats influencing the public, the public influences the public. The public can collectively uplift individual voices and ideas that they like, but no voice is given an unfair advantage in whether or not that will happen.
Imperial Narrative Control Has Five Distinct Elements
“The powerful manipulate the dominant narratives of our society in five major ways: propaganda, censorship, Silicon Valley algorithm manipulation, government secrecy, and the war on journalism.”https://t.co/ojJdjAJ11Z
— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) June 24, 2022
It would mean supporting the end of internet censorship and algorithm manipulation, so the information the public sees is determined not by billionaire megacorporations in Silicon Valley but by what’s in the zeitgeist and what the public finds interesting.
It would mean calling for an end to the war on journalism and opposing the persecution of publishers like Julian Assange and whistleblowers like Edward Snowden for exposing inconvenient truths about the powerful. All efforts to increase transparency for the powerful and share information in the public interest would be praised, not punished.
In my personal opinion it would also mean supporting the legalization of psychedelics, because giving people the tools to gain information about their inner dimensions is as important for helping them understand the direction society should take as giving them the tools to gain information about their external world.
It would mean the complete absence of any authority controlling people’s access to information or ideas in any way. Call it information anarchism, if you like.
Society Is Made Of Narrative. Realizing This Is Awakening From The Matrix.
Life in our society is like the movie The Matrix, except instead of AI keeping us asleep in an illusory world, it’s psychopathic oligarchs. And instead of code, it’s narrative.https://t.co/mkk41xhtZK
— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) July 13, 2021
Information anarchism is just as radical a goal as any other revolutionary ideology, because information control is so important to the continued existence of our status quo systems that it could never be achieved without drastic measures taken by the collective. The difference is that rather than claiming to know whether ideological models like communism or anarcho-capitalism would be better, for example, one only supports giving the people the means to collectively decide for themselves.
The idea of true information anarchy can be as frightening to the ego as the idea of total societal anarchy, because nobody being in control means there’s nobody to stop it from going in a frightening direction. What if ideas I don’t like gain popularity? What if people start thinking wrong thoughts and believing wrong beliefs?
But that’s kind of the appeal, in my opinion. Really taking the brakes off of the way information moves through our world and letting humanity take full unbridaled advantage of the interconnectedness of our brains at this unprecedented juncture in terrestrial history could lead somewhere very bad, but it could also lead somewhere very good. And whatever ends up happening would be because of our own decisions instead of the decisions of a few powerful manipulators.
And right now the latter is what’s happening. We’re on a collision course with extinction via environmental catastrophe or nuclear war, and it’s because of the decisions made by powerful people who are continuously working to control what ideas and information we consume. If information was really freed up, along with our ability to collectively control the direction humanity takes going forward, it’s hard to imagine we’d mess it up any worse than they have.
Ten Times Empire Managers Showed Us That They Want To Control Our Thoughts
The single most under-appreciated aspect of our society is the fact that immensely powerful people are continuously working to manipulate the thoughts we think about our world.https://t.co/s9gIfQGb39
— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) May 29, 2022
And whatever world we built together will have been by our own informed consent, instead of the manufactured consent of elite manipulators. If we’ve seen it all and we still choose our own destruction, then that will have been our choice. Whatever happens will be humanity showing the universe what it’s really made of. What we really are as a species.
And in my opinion, that’s what real freedom looks like. Giving humanity the tools to go whatever way it wants to go, even if it’s the way of the dinosaur. If you really, truly value freedom, in my opinion that’s the wisest place to take your stand.
Wanting the truth to be known whatever it may be is a standalone ideology, and it’s also a standalone personal philosophy. Wanting the truth to be known not just in the world but in your own life, even if it’s uncomfortable or embarrassing. Wanting unhealthy dynamics in your interpersonal relationships to come into awareness. Wanting your unhealed traumas to come into the light of consciousness where they can be healed. Wanting your delusions to be seen so they can be dispelled by truth. Wanting it all to come out into the light: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
It’s possible for an individual to live an entire life that is guided by truth and by the desire for truth, and I’m fairly certain it’s possible for all of humanity to live that way as well. We can all push for that, if we decide we want it. We can all decide that we’re sick of being lied to, sick of being manipulated, sick of the completely backward status quo of secrecy for the powerful and surveillance for everyone else, and we can use the power of our numbers to force it to change.
And from there we can sort out together what kind of world we want to live in, guided by the light of truth, whether toward harmony or oblivion, come what may.”
“Police in Ohio shot an unarmed man who was fleeing 60 times. US police kill over 1,000 ppl a year. Many countries in Europe for example average under 20 deaths a year (some average 0). The US is uniquely brutal.” (-Lee Camp)
“The tragedy of Uvalde is a microcosm of the US empire. Precious humanity is bleeding out while militarism – at home & abroad – consumes our resources & fails spectacularly in meeting our most dire needs.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)
“Hey Biden, if you are opposed to gun violence why are you sending guns to Ukraine? Look, if you can culturally accommodate the kind of warmongering that has gripped this country you are immersed in normalized violence so stop playing surprised when it blows back. No honest person really believes this is only about the availability of guns? People are not being honest. It is too much to admit the society is sick & produces sick individuals. Anger, alienation & violence is the “American” ethos & how they sell war. I guess they are catching on that the only place Europeans are winning the propaganda war against Russia is in the U.S. & Europe! Everyone not subjected to Western other-worldly propaganda knows sanctions are responsible for energy & food crisis!” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“Following a decree by Volodymyr Zelensky, the Communist Party of Ukraine was permanently banned by a Lviv court. As the party’s assets, buildings and funds were forcibly transferred to the state, Zelensky appealed for more weapons to defend democracy.” (-Max Blumenthal)
“Mexican President AMLO says he will raise the issue of the prosecution of journalist Julian Assange during his meeting with Joe Biden and campaign to have the Statue of Liberty dismantled if Assange is not freed.” (-Alex Rubeinstein)
“DEMOCRACY: Government is responsive to the people and adheres to a ‘rule of law.’ US GOVERNMENT: Government is responsive to the wealthy and “arbitrarily applies the law” on behalf of political allies.”
“A major reason why mass shootings like Highland are happening so frequently is because the United States is at war with itself. And the United States is at war with itself because it is at war with the world.
MAGA: Democrats are agents of CHINA! Democrats: MAGA are agents of RUSSIA! Reality: Democrats and MAGA GOP are agents of CAPITALISTS and their monopolies.
Mexico has offered asylum to Julian Assange. Russia gave asylum to Edward Snowden. The United States hunts whistleblowers and refuses to free political prisoners such as Leonard Peltier until they are on their death bed.” (-Danny Haiphong)
“I save my empathy and love for my fellow working class, marginalized and oppressed communities. The ruling class, the bourgeoisie who fund them and the pigs who protect them get nothing from me. They are what’s standing between us and liberation.” (-MozFrame)
“Most Americans don’t realize that we live in the heart of the cruelest empire on earth because we are kept distracted with a heavy dose of mindless entertainment and fabricated tales of a democracy that has never existed here.” (-Ryan Knight)
“The stock market is a Ponzi scheme used to enrich the few at the expense of everyone else. 80% of stocks are owned by 10% of Americans.” (-Lee Camp)
“This is a day of mourning for the captors of this settler-colonial state. When the U.S. is freed from control of the white-male, colonial/capitalist 1% & finally de-colonized, July 4th will be a day of infamy. Do you not understand why non-European, colonized people historically subjected to the madness of violent white power would find the rehabilitation in the U.S. & Europe of crazed ultranationalist white supremacists & neo-Nazi’s in Ukraine an existential threat?” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“Akron Police just released the body camera footage of the killing of Jayland Walker. Jayland was unarmed and running away when police opened fire, firing 90 shots, hitting him 60. The Department of Justice needs to step in to investigate immediately. This is like Cleveland all over again, with the 137 shots fired at Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. Jayland’s family is urging protestors to remain peaceful. Something has to change.” (-Nina Turner)
“Stranger Things added a dull, lifeless, and unnecessary storyline set in the Soviet Union just so they could get some propaganda slights off against a republic that no longer exists.” (-Jody Roumain)
“If you buy the idea that we need to stop the flow of “misinformation”, you are a sucker of the highest order Who is the biggest spreader of Misinformation? –> Corporate Media = CNN MSNBC FOX NYT Bloomberg WashPo” (-Compton Jay)
“NATO is a legalized terrorist organization led by the empire of lies. U.S Americans must be the first to oppose its existence. Lovely how every U.S beltway politician & propagandist will celebrate July 4th, boasting of the “freedoms” they’ve increasingly robbed their people of, while Julian Assange spends his birthday in prison for exposing their war crimes against the world. The U.S American people are merely victims of their own government. The world, even those their government sanctions, coups & vilifies know this. But it is time to do more than just be complicit. You will have to help get rid of the imperialist predator class more than anyone.” (-Fiorella Isabel)
“The ruling class has mastered giving us shit to fight each other about, and ignoring the reasons we should be uniting to fight them.” (-Black In The Empire)
“July 4th is supposedly a celebration of “freedom.” Yet I see no freedom for Julian Assange or Jayland Walker. Yemen and millions more in nations terrorized by U.S. imperialism know nothing of this “freedom” either. The United States is a big lie. July 4th is a celebration of the fact that the United States is the most propagandized and historically illiterate country in the world.” (-Danny Haiphong)
“Calling it “defense” spending is propaganda. It’s wage endless wars to enrich the U.S. oligarchy spending.”
“The US is the only nation on earth whose entire economy is built on arms manufacturing and security guarantees to tyrannical Gulf states. It’s not just correct to call the US empire a uniquely evil power structure, it’s correct to say it’s impossible for it not to be.
Saudi Arabia’s destruction of Yemen and proxy warfare in Syria are many thousands of times more evil and horrific than the assassination of one Washington Post columnist, but because the empire is built on that kind of bloodshed it gets far less attention.
Biden continuing the unbroken presidential tradition of courting the Saudis is not a betrayal of US values but a very normal expression of them. You either want the complete dismantlement of the US empire or you don’t. If you don’t, quit bitching about how the sausage gets made.
New meme template just dropped. pic.twitter.com/CYcZgb5NIQ
— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) July 16, 2022
The difference between Democrats and Republicans is that Republicans say they will do evil things and then do evil things, while Democrats say they will not do evil things and then do evil things.
On one hand polls say Americans don’t want Biden to run again, but on the other hand there’s zero chance Democrats put forward a different candidate who’s better than the rotbrained empire mummy.
Friendly reminder that Russiagate was a psyop which had its origins in the US intelligence cartel, was used to facilitate longstanding agendas of the US intelligence cartel, is the reason liberals are now cheerleading the US proxy war in Ukraine, and that only an idiot would call this a coincidence.
Anyone who still buys this schtick is a fucking moron:
19 year old “Zaporizhzhia Avenger” took down a Russian Su-25 plane with an Igla (Needle) man-portable-defense-system.
This is his sixth plane, and he also took down a cruise missile.
Superheroes do exist in real life. pic.twitter.com/bWd5TZ3EdW
— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) July 17, 2022
Current proxy warfare tactics in Ukraine have no chance of delivering a swift defeat to Russia. What they do have is a pretty good chance of creating a costly military quagmire for Russia and a 100 percent certainty of creating massive profits for the arms industry.
The biggest lie the hawks ever sold was that their militaristic policies prevent the problems they actually create. Militarizing against Russia caused this war. The war on terror created terror groups. Continuing the encirclement of China will likely lead to a nasty confrontation there. Etc.
Working to bring down Moscow and Beijing would be a great way to move toward securing unipolar planetary hegemony while simultaneously unleashing the kind of worldwide economic chaos and desperation that shock doctrine capitalism engineers have heretofore only ever dreamed of.
At the end of this clip Bolton cites “classified information” as the reason he won’t name the other US coups he’s helped orchestrate, calling to mind when Assange said “The overwhelming majority of information is classified to protect political security, not national security”:
John Bolton was asked to elaborate on his comment last weekend that he “planned coup d’etats” when in the WH: “This is something some of the snowflakes on the Left really were kind of shocked at, but when you’re looking out for America’s best interests, you do what’s necessary.” pic.twitter.com/7XC7xvRVuR
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) July 16, 2022
The most important job of the western media right now is convincing the public that the world’s major powers splitting into two increasingly hostile alliances is probably nothing to worry about.
Celebrities “getting political” is not a problem in itself. The problem is that most of them don’t start growing their political awareness until they’re already famous, when they’re informing their worldview from inside an elite echo chamber that has a vested interest in preserving the status quo.
Believing there are good billionaires is even dumber than believing there are good US presidents, and believing there are good mainstream media pundits is even dumber than believing there are good billionaires.
The Guardian is the nastiest war propaganda rag in the world, and Simon Tisdall is the nastiest war propagandist at The Guardian.
Literally demanding the apocalypse. pic.twitter.com/4svR2XCYNA
— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) July 17, 2022
No one ever espouses a mainstream political worldview because they have thoroughly examined all the options and sincerely believe that one’s the best. It’s always because they don’t know other political worldviews exist, or aren’t sufficiently familiar with them, or have been propagandized into believing false things about them, or because they work in a career that is advanced by adhering to mainstream political perspectives.
This is true because mainstream political worldviews do not exist to help people and make good things happen, they exist to facilitate plutocracy and empire. Nobody who deeply investigates their nature and contrasts them with alternatives comes away thinking they’re the best, whether they’re someone with left-wing or right-wing sympathies or anywhere in between.
The only reason mainstream politics are mainstream is because powerful manipulators pour a tremendous amount of wealth and energy into making them mainstream. If there were actually a “marketplace of ideas” on that front, mainstream politics would die.
The empire still fears the public. If it didn’t it wouldn’t bother rolling out so much propaganda ahead of all its depraved actions — it would just act. They work so hard to manufacture our consent because they’re still afraid of what we’ll do to them if we decide we don’t consent.
Just something I think is worth calling to mind once in a while.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
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A super hip school teacher from Missouri named Phil who was into Husker Du and The Replacements when I first met him turned me on to Public Enemy. I did not get it, at first, cause they were so noisy and shit and being hyped by Spin Magazine which I’ve always been distrustful of. Manic Street Preachers and Sinead kept pushing them, Sinead even shaved their logo onto the side of her head. Now I think they are one of the most important bands that ever came along and I spent a lot of time on social media fighting stupid boomers who wouldn’t shutup about how PUBLIC ENEMY did not belong in that sham Rocknroll Hall Of fame but I think they are way way way more important than Billy Joel, James Taylor, McDonna or a million other mean nothing mediocrity unit shifters.
Most self proclaimed rocknroll people I know never done one thing in their whole lives even like one tenth as rocknroll as FIGHT THE POWER!
RESIST RESIST RESIST RESIST
“No one ever espouses a mainstream political worldview because they thoroughly examined all the options and sincerely believe that one’s the best. It’s always because they aren’t familiar with other worldviews or because they know a mainstream worldview will advance their career. The only reason mainstream politics are mainstream is because a tremendous amount of wealth and energy are poured into MAKING them mainstream by power structures which benefit from them. If there were actually a “marketplace of ideas” on that front mainstream politics would die. This is true because mainstream political worldviews do not exist to help people and make good things happen, they exist to facilitate plutocracy and empire. Nobody who deeply investigates their nature and contrasts them with alternatives comes away thinking they’re the best.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
“I’d like to see them all run to the hills.” (-Singer-songwriter, guitarist. Co-host of the ‘Discontented’ and ‘Deep Politics and Rock ‘n’ Roll’ podcasts)
It’s incredible to see Western media suddenly pretend to support “anti-war” journalists. These same outlets spent years viciously demonizing real anti-war journalists who exposed US/NATO wars on Libya, Syria, Yemen, etc., smearing us as “conspiracy theorists” spreading “disinfo” (-Benjamin Norton)