Gutter Gospel with your host General Labor: Free Assange Now! Fleeing The Hideous Hoarding Hordes Of Gentrification, Tech-Platforms Operated By Spooks, TV LIES, Pig-Media Whitewashes State Terror, Morris Day Last Call Tour, Moz in Exile, Billy & Steve Still Rock, Fighting Ruling Class Censorship, Supporting Railroad Workers Right To Strike.

Roger Waters calls for freeing Julian Assange at DOJ rally – The Grayzone

“It’s just a matter of time before only the extremely docile, pro-authoritarian bootlickers are allowed to live.” 

(-John Dissed)

“I’m just a Black Dude raising 2 men living in a poor neighborhood that only winds up with one Party that wants to pretend that race doesn’t matter at all, and the other that doesn’t care about my community that uses race for everything just to get votes. I don’t vote for them.” (-Black In The Empire)

“Tucker is right. Our empire was more than just genocide. There was slavery, plundering, occupation and much more.” (-Richard Medhurst)

“The dark power of royalty. In 1971, the Chagos Islanders were expelled by the British to make way for a US base. This was made possible by a meeting of the Queen’s Privy Councillors (advisers) and approved in person by the Queen. Using the same power, Blair invaded Iraq in 2003.” (-John Pilger)

Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW.

Glenn Greenwald: Defense budget is spent ‘spying on American citizens’ – YouTube

George William Bush acknowledged under oath — as part of a deposition in a lawsuit brought by a nonprofit group seeking records on Bush’s past — that he was the junior officer on a three- to four-man watch shift at CIA headquarters between September 1963 and February 1964, which was on duty when Kennedy was shot. “I do not recognize the contents of the memorandum as information furnished to me orally or otherwise during the time I was at the CIA,” he said. “In fact, during my time at the CIA, I did not receive any oral communications from any government agency of any nature whatsoever. I did not receive any information relating to the Kennedy assassination during my time at the CIA from the FBI. Based on the above, it is my conclusion that I am not the Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency referred to in the memorandum.” . . .

DHS Chief Says Biggest Terror Threat Is Americans Radicalized By “Online Narratives” – Activist Post

Giant Mobile Billboard Campaign for Julian Assange Goes Viral and Will Keep On Truckin’ Round the Nation’s Capital – CovertAction Magazine

Rights Advocates Condemn UK’s Crackdown on Anti-Monarchy Protesters (commondreams.org)

“Ken Starr should be remembered for having been Epstein’s defense attorney and for being a huge limited hangout investigator of Clinton era corruption. He may have “uncovered” the affair w Lewinsky, but he buried most of their worst crimes.” (-Whitney Webb)

JIMMY DORE SHOW

https://www.youtube.com/user/tytcomedy

Biden Now HIDING U.S. Arms Sales – YouTube

Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW.

BILLY IDOL HAS A NEW EP CALLED THE CAGE

Which is probably another obligatory illuminati reference which is seemingly required in exchange for any pop star presence in the controlled media, all their secret society eye-conography was all over our poor Prince, but I am always dazzled by how prolific Billy & Steve remain and their output is usually pretty above and beyond the songwriting of not just the greasy kid model manikins but also, most of the old timers in their sixty something age group. I love Billy n Steve, and in my family, we pretty much celebrate their discography every day. It is rare that a day slips by without me blasting something by Billy Idol or Generation X. Yeah I know the controlled media and entire muzak industry are monopolized and weaponized by shady forces, but a song by Billy & Steve can still inspire you to wanna rage against the evil machine. The way that pop stars and mainstream journalists are manipulated and tightly owned by the deep state or ruling class or whatever you wanna call it, that’s kinda how it is for us serfs who own no land, we end up having to slave for rich people who pretend to be our charitable, benevolent patrons, but are really trying to just keep us on the plantation as their on call indentured servants. It is madness. Somedays it feels like leaving this disintegrating old trailer amidst so many mentally ill old people who steal our cats and shit before winter hits might be a fool’s errand cause we could go from outta the frying pan and into the fire. Nowhere to run and nowhere to hide in Gropey Joe’s “Nothing Will Change” Murkkka except for ya know the mega-hyper-inflation and escalating wars of the military industrial complex Rand Corporation profiteers. This ep will be old news by the time this column posts but the songs will still be fab. So here, my comrades-enjoy yourself!

“And current phase of the war that started in 2014 – begin  on Feb 16-17 not Feb 24 when the 150K Ukrainian army begin probing all along the contact line in preparation for its’ ground attack, documented by OCSE monitors that anyone can verify if you think this is disinformation!” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“If 4000 Twitter employees have broad access to the personal and geolocation data of users, as Twitter’s ex-head of security – a former US intel agent – says, they’re presumably able to read your DMs and leak them as well.” (-Max Blumenthal)

“The U.S. lost in Afghanistan. The U.S. is losing its own New Cold War with Russia and China. U.S. imperialism is a paper tiger, now more than ever.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Wow, all of these pro Ukrainian accounts follow each other and they are all located in Langley, Va. Just a coincidence I’m sure. No doubt the trustworthy fact checkers at

Twitter are all over these bots.” (-Garland Nixon)

“Those who tell you to move to Russia when you criticize the foreign policy of the western empire are the same people pushing for internet censorship and the silencing of unauthorized media and demanding retractions from any western outlet that forgets to parrot the official line.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

NEWS, SPORTS, AND WEATHER DESK:

Biden’s Democracies – Consortium News

The Onslaught of Genetic Engineering 2.0 (naturalblaze.com)

Cole Moreton’s Can We Talk?: Susan Sarandon on Apple Podcasts

Covid and Civil Liberties – System Update With Glenn Greenwald – YouTube

Glenn Greenwald accuses media of manipulating war for profit – YouTube

Why Promoters of Great Reset Are Pushing Ultra-Processed Foods • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

What’s Hiking Up the Heat – Consortium News

John Pilger: Silencing the Lambs. How Propaganda Works (mintpressnews.com)

CODE PINK On our most recent CODEPINK Congress

@manolo_realengo tore apart the hypocrisy of the US’s completely arbitrary state sponsors of terrorism list. Watch the full discussion: https://youtu.be/ynUyXRf8O08

 “Democrats pass bills that are written by corporate lobbyists & then falsely claim these bills are a “win” for the people.” (-Ryan Knight)

#1869 – Dr. Gabor Maté – The Joe Rogan Experience | Podcast on Spotify

Secret French Military Operation in Egypt Violates Human Rights – CODEPINK – Women for Peace

Why the Fake Food Race Is Worth $3 Trillion • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

MODERN MUSIC FOR OLD NEW WAVERS AND ELDERLY GOTHS LIKE ME

“In 2017, I attended a trans liberation rally held by the Cuban National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX). Thousands poured into the streets of Havana to celebrate the social gains of the revolution. Not one person protested for social conservatism or conservative patriotism.” (-Danny Haiphong)

https://cindysheehan.substack.com/p/how-our-lives-have-changed-since?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

https://youtu.be/lOf-0Mur7t4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGd7SkdETro

Is this The Rolling Stones’ best version of ‘Gimme Shelter’? (faroutmagazine.co.uk)

‘Tattoo You’: How The Rolling Stones Made Their Mark On The 80s (yahoo.com)

THIS CREEP FIXED THE PRIMARIES AND SAID SETH RICH NEEDED TO BE MADE AN EXAMPLE OF-REAL CREEPY GUY.

Podesta-led White House team tagged to execute climate law – POLITICO

BONFIRE OF TEENAGERS

This song always makes me think of my first true love. I used to bicycle mile and miles and miles out to her house on my ridiculous, gray house-painted girl’s bike, only to have other boys from the neighborhood coming to her door to see her the whole time I was reading Smiths and Depeche Mode lyrics with her on the couch. Her mom and awful, grumpy, blowhard stepfather naturally hated me on sight. Her older sister, Beth the college music older new wave girl liked me, though. Prior to my finally becoming so traumatized by sports team beatings at the roller rink and juvenile authority scapegoat shit and finally taking the midnight Grayhound outta town, it was all very sweet and innocent between me and that girl. Pretty In Pink, Some Kindof Wonderful, times Dawson’s Creek and the Joshua Tree.

“You are repressed
But you’re remarkably dressed
Is it real?

And you’re always busy
Really busy
Busy, busy
Oh, hairdresser on fire
All around Sloane Square
And you’re just so busy
Busy, busy
Busy scissors
Oh, hairdresser on fire
All of the day.

Was a client, over-cautious
He made you nervous
And when he said
“I’m gonna sue you”
Oh, I really felt for you …mmm…

So can you squeeze me
Into an empty page of your diary;
And supernaturally change me?
Change me, change

Oh, here in London
“Home of the brash, outrageous and free”
You are repressed
But you’re remarkably dressed
Is it real?
And you’re always busy
Really busy
Busy clippers
Oh, hairdresser on fire
All around Sloane Square
And you’re just too busy
To see me
Busy clippers
Oh, hairdresser on fire
All of the day…” (-MOZ)

Yeah I know all the sensitive college attending, Netflix watching, Trader Joe faux wokes are still mad at him for this or that, he’s sorta been cancelled, like Chappelle and Rogan and RFK Jr, and blacklisted by the shitty labels, but so what, he has a great band, an unrivalled body of work, millions of fans, and he wrote some of my favorite songs of all time. You’re just so busy, busy, busy…

Morrissey to ‘Showcase’ Songs From Unreleased New Album in Las Vegas – SPIN

SMALL WORLD

“This campaign stands in solidarity with the railroad workers, nurses, UPS employees, teachers and all other workers and their families on strike or preparing to go on strike. #WhichSideAreYouOn #Union  #Strike  #Solidarity” (-Matt Hoh For Senate)

“Solidarity to the railroad workers who are set to go on strike this Friday because they are being denied time off to go to the doctor when they are sick. #RailroadStrike” (-Ryan Knight)

“The railroad company management is likely counting on public resentment towards the workers for supply chain issues that will arise from the strike. Let’s be sure to remind people that it’s management, not the workers that are making store shelves empty again.” (-Ezak177)

Bernie Sanders to Warren Buffett: Give Rail Workers Better Conditions to Avoid Strike (commondreams.org)

Hebron, Palestine: An Ancient Gem Ruined by Apartheid and Occupied by Settlers (mintpressnews.com)

ALL GOOD THINGS THEY SAY NEVER LAST

Seems so crazy, this here life, esp. in times such as these, when the twisted billionaire sociopaths with all the consolidated tech power and bioweapons and media control all seem to only love wars, famine and disease, suffering and genocide and quiet weapon mass murder, and want to see many more of us become homeless, get sick, and croak cause they’re some Evil Squid Game secret society motherfuckers. So many of our childhood friends and heroes are already dead as fuck. Prince, Bowie, Timo Kaltio, Darrel Bath-ya know? Now, the great Morris Day has announced his imminent retirement from solo records and “Last call” tour. Me, of course, I always wanted the Original 7, the real TIME to make another record, but Jesse always splits first-he plays with D’Angelo nowadays. Jam & Lewis made it big producing for Janet and stuff. Jellybean and Monte Moir sometimes still tour with Morris. It’s been said that Prince originally had Alexander O’Neal in mind to portray the character he envisioned fronting the Time, who was to be a pimpolicious gigolo based on his own father, Prince Rogers Nelson. Alexander wanted too much dough upfront so Champagne and Grand Central drummer Morris got the gig-he and Prince recorded the Time debut together and the rest is history. They found Jesse playing some roadhosue biker bar, valet/mirror man/all around entertainer, Jerome Benton is Time bassist Terry Lewis’ brother. Morris was a big influence on my whole generation ya know with the yellow limo and Stacy Adams. Even Snoop will say he was a big influence. If the “Last Call” tour comes anywhere near me, I’ll probably be in the frontrow doing the Walk, the Bird and you know-that obie-obie-oh dance. Two dudes from the downtown high school named the Cloyd brothers were like the first in my town to get the Stacy Adams, back in the day. I’m wearing a pair right now. Yase! I wish all those cats from the Time all good things always.

Morris Day Talks Final Solo Album ‘Last Call’ – Billboard

Morris Day Wishes He Had Prince’s Feedback on Final Solo LP (ultimateclassicrock.com)

Morris Day On His Life With Prince: From ‘Purple Rain’ To A Godly Ultimatum (forbes.com)

Morris Day Entertainment

“Repeating Russian talking points” just means criticizing US foreign policy. That’s literally always all it ever means. The argument is that because Russia criticizes the foreign policy of the US-centralized power alliance, you never should. Which is self-evidently very moronic.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

 “Let’s forget the US gov has admitted they’re lying about what’s going on in Ukraine because they say it’s justified when in an information war. Let’s forget that a US-funded committee in Ukraine has called anyone reporting the truth about the war an “information terrorist” Shouldn’t it matter to everyone – no matter where you stand – that we now have evidence the US & UK stopped a peace deal between Ukraine & Russia back in April of this year? This god awful war could’ve been over months ago if the US/UK had not kept it going. Let’s forget that Biden/Congress have sent over $50 Billion of weapons & aid to an army that is at least partially n@zis. Let’s forget that even US propaganda outlets CBS & CNN have admitted 70% of those weapons are sold on the black market & don’t get to the frontlines.Let’s forget the fact that the sanctions against Russia have backfired & are destroying the lives of average Americans. Let’s forget that documents reveal the US & NATO have been planning to plunder Ukraine for years” (-Lee Camp)

“Function of the CIA: 1. Run secret wars 2. Disseminate propaganda to influence people’s minds That’s not hyperbole. That’s from the Former Operations Director of the CIA. Think about this next time you buy the narratives that are crafted to control you.” (-Ryan Knight)

“Tucker Carlson said that the British were a kind and benign colonizer despite killing millions of people and leaving India impoverished and illiterate during its brutal occupation.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Queen Elizabeth II owns the largest clear cut diamond in the world Known as ‘The Great Star of Africa’ the 530 carats gem was mined in South Africa back in 1905. It was stolen from South Africa. It has an estimated worth of $400 million.” (-Afrika  Archives on Twitter)

“Today is Leonard Peltier’s 78th Birthday. He is serving a 47th year of prison, all of which constitutes cruel, unusual and unjust imprisonment. It is now your responsibility Potus Biden to #FreeLeonardPeltier. Unconditionally. Now” (-Gloria La Riva)

“Biden is asking for $47 billion in pandemic relief. Totally unrelated, Biden has sent about $40 billion to Ukraine. Meanwhile, Zelensky has put Ukraine up for sale on the NYSE. Get your piece before the best bits are gone!” (-Eleanor Goldfield)

ONE MORE AND I GOTTA GO…

Unreal. A worker for one of our sometime employers has the Big C, so what do ya think the for profit hospital did? Stuck a Covid patient in his room. Took a picture of a big raccoon on my front porch last night. Preparing to transition outta this rundown ole trailer in time for winter. Doing a lotta “odd jobs” lately. Relatives with worrisome health problems and an estranged loved one is AWOL/MIA. Tough times in Gropey Joe Biden’s crazy inflation, Unreality TV Land. Borrowed employer’s expensive car, supposed to go to big busy crime ridden city to see kid’s doctor later today. He needs his meds reevaluated. Filled with dread and worry. That vroom vroom beep beep beep in my ears is the sound of fuckedup fuckin’ gentrification-the bigass earth moving machines are back to flatten always more of the local wildlife habitat to clear way for big development. Somebody stole one of our cats. If you got any kind of trauma in your nervous system, it is hard to wake up to all the horrifying bullshit that surrounds us each day, especially with all the smiley faced pilled out fatso upperclass people forever nodding along with the pig-media lies and acting like, “everything is GGGRRREAT!” Like motherfuckin Tony The Motherfuckin’ Tiger! I got all these people from my long gone past who cover all my old songs and act like their trading on my material or attempting to monetize my songs is somehow supposed to be doing me some kinda flattery favor, but what they’re really doing is just gloating about having the ability to pay professional musicians to perform my songs in fancy recording studios. I used to know and collaborate with summa those people decades ago and they’ve almost all been in the position to help advance my interests as owners of recording studios and shit, but no. Never done anything to promote my cause or interest, only to kinda pillage and plunder my tunes. They all have this subtle way of diminishing me as some kinda Kari Chrome “phrase turner” or “street poet” AS IF I aint a songwriting frontman underground actionman. They all just some ruthless pay to play people trying to steal my gig, my suitcase, my face  and space, ya know? It’s pretty crazy, really. So many people who detest both me and my dangerous former sideman, all fuckin’ still wanna perform our material and it makes no sense at all, cause so many of these karaoke coverband people are such yuppie gotmine capitalists, and all our songs are about poor people topics. Exile and exclusion, heartaches, abandonment, goin’ without essentials half the time, and the people’s struggles. I can get hungup on all this old bullshit and dwell for days on end, but am trying to keep my mind free and clear enough to write new songs and forget about all these old name dropping backstabbers and big city groupie wannabe VIPs. I gotta go dig around for a light jacket in the garage so I’m not profiled by the bureaucrats and administrators I gotta go fuck with outta town today-you know-ya gotta cover up your bad tattoos. Silly wabbit, tattoos are for gentrified rich hipster fakes. All I got on my frontpage right now is alot of hassles and to do lists of endless backs of the poor laboring, loved ones in medical crisis and always more insults, ripoffs and exploitation. It really gets me down as Chrissie Hynde sings on “Pack It Up!” “You guys are the pits of the world!’

John Trudell

Americans Who Tell The Truth

State of the Billionaire Press: Concerns over Media Objectivity after Bill Gates Gives $319 Million to News Outlets – Validated Independent News (projectcensored.org)

Rock Stars Who Walked Away and Never Looked Back (ultimateclassicrock.com)

“Maybe a few people having more money than the rest of society while over 30 million people live in poverty isn’t the ultimate sytem.” (-Black In The Empire)

“People defend capitalism on the grounds that it creates abundance, and in a sense they’re right: capitalism is an effective way to drive up production and consumption. The problem is there’s no wisdom guiding it, so the world is being choked with garbage while people go hungry.

Haves exploiting the labor of have-nots will indeed get the gears of industry creating lots of stuff. But now we’re creating too much stuff, so much that it’s killing our biosphere, even as vast inequalities remain and far too many go without the basic necessities in life. The “invisible hand” of the free market is worshipped as a sentient deity who always knows what’s best, but in reality it’s completely bereft of wisdom and intelligence and cannot move in harmony with the real needs of the real world. It’s a mindless force that is driving us to disaster.

This isn’t a problem you can just ignore. You can’t keep waxing on about how much stuff capitalism has been able to create while that stuff is destroying our ecosystem and making this planet uninhabitable. It’s a problem that urgently needs solving, and capitalism can’t solve it.

Capitalism offers no solution to the problems of ecocide and inequality. As long as exploitation remains profitable, exploitation will remain. As long as ecocide remains profitable, ecocide will continue. Human behavior cannot remain driven by profit.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

We Need a New “Church Committee” to Curb Massive Intelligence Agency Criminality Ranging From Illegal Surveillance to Torture and Assassination – CovertAction Magazine

Opinion | Down With the Corporate Bean-Counters Who Spy on Their Workers | Jim Hightower (commondreams.org)

MAN ON THE MOON

Heard from a dude I was real close to a long, long time ago. We’ve grown miles and miles apart in every way, but I could hear his old self underneath all the hoopla and clamor and big city ways. We used to make songs together, most of it was of an experimental/improvisational nature back then in the early days, but we always had a million laughs. We got together again years later and still complimented each other creatively but by then he had achieved a certain level of celebrity and I was frowned upon by his celebrity entrouge so it fizzled out again before you got to hear the many good songs we wrote together. Shame.

Establishment smear merchants The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone and their perceptible intelligence ties – The Grayzone

SUPER RICH GOT THE GATES RESET KLAUS PUPPET LEADERS AND PIG MEDIA & SECRET POLICE. 

Jason Bermas Remembers 9/11, “Loose Change”, & Exposes the NASA-Transhumanist Agenda – Activist Post

DHS Chief Says Biggest Terror Threat Is Americans Radicalized By “Online Narratives” – Activist Post

July 26 Marked the Sixty-Nine Year Anniversary of the Attack on the Moncada Barracks—the Beginning of the Cuban Revolution – CovertAction Magazine

Economic Freedom Fighters Statement on the Death of Queen Elizabeth | Black Agenda Report

“Gosh that Pentagon-commissioned 2019 Rand Corp paper on how to break Russia is just chock full of convenient coincidences.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“In 2019, the Rand Corp., the brain of US militarism, published a report with nearly six pages on how the US could stoke conflict in the Caucasus — esp. between Armenia and Azerbaijan — to help weaken Russia’s influence. Last night, Azerbaijan invaded Armenia. When does it stop?” (-Pawel Wargan)

Common Censored: Episode 203 – When Not To Boil Your Water, Dancing On the Queen’s Grave, Ukraine For Sale, and More! (libsyn.com)

Security Solutions for U.S. Schools Includes A.I. Gun-Detection Tech, Full-Body Scanners, Online Monitoring; Est. $3B/Year Industry – Activist Post

America Has Turned Its Back On Biden (substack.com)

Russell Brand to stream new daily live show exclusively on Rumble (reclaimthenet.org)

 Economist Richard Wolff: Sanctions Against Russia, Inflation & Class War (mintpressnews.com)

“You can go ahead and mourn the queen all you want but don’t pretend like the longest-reigning monarch is some innocent granny and has nothing to do with all the fucked up shit Britain did all over the world.” (-Richard Medhurst)

“Cuba exports doctors while the US exports war. It’s beyond time to pressure Biden to drop this outrageous terrorist designation as well as end the criminal blockade once & for all. Stop punishing this small country for charting its own path. Let Cuba live!” (-Abby Martin)

“It’s literally impossible to be an aggressive critic of US foreign policy with a sizeable audience and not be accused of repeating Russian taking points. Literally every single high-profile person who does so gets accused of Kremlin loyalty, without a single, solitary exception.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“The United States will soon drop out of the Top 50 nations in terms of life expectancy. Every country above us has a public option for health insurance of a publicly funded healthcare system. Not some. Not most. Every single one.” (-John Green)

“$67 Billion to the weapons manufacturers in the guise of “Ukraine” yet Los Angeles looks like this…” (-Garland Nixon)

“While some Western countries call for peace, the Pentagon has signed a $182-million deal with an American arms manufacturer to produce advanced surface-to-air missile systems for the Ukrainian military IN LATE 2024. Guess they plan to continue this war?” (-Fiorella Isabel)

“For those saying we should be magnanimous about the passing of the queen, a reminder that the queen inserted herself into the lives of Indigenous people here multiple times. She wasn’t a bystander to the effects of colonisation and colonialism, she was an architect of it. Demanding Indigenous people be respectful about the passing of someone who intentionally made our lives worse is outrageous. It’s worth considering what she *could* have done – and didn’t – to effect change.At so many times across the 20th century, she could have intervened and reset the relationship between Indigenous people and ‘the crown’, because she had more than ceremonial power to do so.  She did nothing.” (-Indigenous X)

VIDEO: 13-year-old on Ukrainian gov’t kill list speaks out – The Grayzone

“The United States is waging a proxy war in Ukraine in large part to demolish Europe’s economy. A weak Europe artificially inflates the dollar and further cements their subservience to the New Cold War on Russia and China.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“If we lived in a democracy then we would have open political debates where the people would get to hear from multiple candidates from across the political spectrum, but instead we live in an oligarchy so the people only get to hear from the two parties who serve the ruling class.” (-Ryan Knight)

Main Steele Dossier Source Was on FBI Payroll as Confidential Informant, Durham Reveals (yahoo.com)

“I’m live on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3eLgoa5gf3Y Queen’s Death, British Colonialism, and Ukraine Counter-Offensive” (-Richard Medhurst)

Despite “mild cognitive impairment”, “spatial disorientation” Risks to Pilots, Lockheed Martin Tests 5G for Helicopter Data Transfer – Activist Post

STAY FREE, HMM? BREAKING: Russell Brand to stream new show exclusively on Rumble | The Post Millennial | thepostmillennial.com

“And current phase of the war that started in 2014 – begin  on Feb 16-17 not Feb 24 when the 150K Ukrainian army begin probing all along the contact line in preparation for its’ ground attack, documented by OCSE monitors that anyone can verify if you think this is disinformation!” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“If 4000 Twitter employees have broad access to the personal and geolocation data of users, as Twitter’s ex-head of security – a former US intel agent – says, they’re presumably able to read your DMs and leak them as well.” (-Max Blumenthal)

“The U.S. lost in Afghanistan. The U.S. is losing its own New Cold War with Russia and China. U.S. imperialism is a paper tiger, now more than ever.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Wow, all of these pro Ukrainian accounts follow each other and they are all located in Langley, Va. Just a coincidence I’m sure. No doubt the trustworthy fact checkers at 

Twitter are all over these bots.” (-Garland Nixon)

“Those who tell you to move to Russia when you criticize the foreign policy of the western empire are the same people pushing for internet censorship and the silencing of unauthorised media and demanding retractions from any western outlet that forgets to parrot the official line.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Let’s take a step back & think about this. Let’s forget that the US & NATO helped create the war in Ukraine by breaking promises not to expand NATO. Let’s forget the US perpetrated the 2014 coup in Ukraine. Let’s forget many top US officials have admitted this is a proxy war.” (-Lee Camp)

Biden’s Democracies – Consortium News

Executive Order: Biden Unleashes Transhuman, Genetic Modification Firestorm On America (technocracy.news)

The Onslaught of Genetic Engineering 2.0 (naturalblaze.com)

Cole Moreton’s Can We Talk?: Susan Sarandon on Apple Podcasts

Covid and Civil Liberties – System Update With Glenn Greenwald – YouTube

Glenn Greenwald accuses media of manipulating war for profit – YouTube

WEF: ‘Global Elite’ Will Escape Mass-Extinction Event Courtesy Of ‘Technological Noah’s Ark’ – News Punch

Study finds genetic code in Covid’s spike protein linked to Moderna patent | Daily Mail Online

Lee Camp: Two massive new leaks show dirty underbelly of the empire — RT Op-ed

“The Establishment voted for Biden before a ballot was counted.” (-Black In The Empire)

“Can the media please stop calling this guy an “environmentalist”? He’s a Malthusian masquerading as an environmentalist (and he’s not the only one)” (-Whitney Webb)

Prince of Wales calls for population control in developing world (telegraph.co.uk)


“They are using this time to make us think that challenging their elections is some kind of crime.”  (-Black In The Empire)

Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW.

Gutter Gospel By General Labor: Getting Off The Grid With The Hippie Gardeners And Anarchist Cowboys, The Rev’s Durango EP, I Believe In Miracles, Kiss Dolls, Julian Cope Black Sheep, Cult!

“Summed up, the (1975) Trilateral Commission Task Force Report essentially explained that the ‘Crisis of Democracy’ is that there is too much of it, and so the ‘solution’ to the ‘crisis’ is to have less democracy and more ‘authority.”

RAIN

Brothers & Sisters & Friends Of The Revolution, I don’t know what we’re gonna do to turn this ship around. Evil billionaires at the top of the capitalist pyramids have consolidated unprecedented power, seized control of nearly all media, own the politicians outtright via not just campaign donations and shit, but legalized bribery, kickbacks, cronyism, and blackmail. All I really got worked out is we’re all gonna have to overcome our most basic biases and prejudices and form new alliances, new kinds of coalitions. I used to think you could “raise people’s consciousness”, but nowadays, with the mass surveillance panopticon and complete control of both old timey tv media and the new social platforms, I think it’s unlikely we’re gonna be able to wake anybody up, particularly as how the most stubbornly compliant and conformist protectors of the status quo-the middle class college safespace gatekeeper management class and landlord people have already been marketing branded as supposedly woke, and taught that anyone to the right (or left) of Hillary Clinton and Bill Gates is a dastardly commie, I think it’s becoming ever more unlikely that we can get our former peers to ever look beyond the advertising smokescreens of the imperialist great reset agenda. It rained and rained buckets last night, there was a glorious lightning show and we saw two skunks. A baby skunk got lost amidst the mosquito net draping we had hanging in the carport for our son’s swimming pool. I love the rain but kinda dread trudging through the knee deep muddy floodlands to the post office this morning. As my comrade John Dissed says, we gotta keep finding new ways to communicate with one another outside the bullshit sports team loyalist frame and empty suit charade of right versus left.

State of the Billionaire Press: Concerns over Media Objectivity after Bill Gates Gives $319 Million to News Outlets – Validated Independent News (projectcensored.org)

The Confluence of Surveillance and Censorship and Violence Against Journalists – The Project Censored Show

Whistleblower Summit and Film Festival and an Update on Julian Assange – The Project Censored Show

“Just 3 billionaires now hoard more wealth than half of our entire nation and the duopoly has you fighting each other instead of the ruling class who is rigging the system against you. Things won’t get better until the masses unite against the ruling class.” (-Ryan Knight)

‼️“The Democratic Party did everything they could to co-op the Civil Rights Movement”‼️ https://youtu.be/qg2zbnIAW7Q (-Sabby Sabbs)

REJECT ALL MONARCHIES, TYRANTS, DESPOTS, BILLIONAIRES, SPOOKS, & SECRET SOCIETIES

“The fawning adulation of Queen Elizabeth in the United States, which fought a revolution to get rid of the monarchy, and in Great Britain, is in direct proportion to the fear gripping a discredited, incompetent and corrupt global ruling elite.

The global oligarchs are not sure the next generation of royal sock puppets – mediocrities that include a pedophile prince and his brother, a cranky and eccentric king who accepted suitcases and bags stuffed with $3.2 million in cash from the former prime minister of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, and who has millions stashed in offshore accounts – are up to the job. Let’s hope they are right.

“Having a monarchy next door is a little like having a neighbour who’s really into clowns and has daubed their house with clown murals, displays clown dolls in each window and has an insatiable desire to hear about and discuss clown-related news stories,” Patrick Freyne wrote last year in The Irish Times. “More specifically, for the Irish, it’s like having a neighbour who’s really into clowns and, also, your grandfather was murdered by a clown.”

Monarchy obscures the crimes of empire and wraps them in nostalgia. It exalts white supremacy and racial hierarchy. It justifies class rule. It buttresses an economic and social system that callously discards and often consigns to death those considered the lesser breeds, most of whom are people of color. The queen’s husband Prince Phillip, who died in 2021, was notorious for making racist and sexist remarks, politely explained away in the British press as “gaffes.” He described Beijing, for example, as “ghastly” during a 1986 visit and told British students: “If you stay here much longer you’ll all be slitty-eyed.

The cries of the millions of victims of empire; the thousands killedtortured, raped and imprisoned during the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya; the 13 Irish civilians gunned down in “Bloody Sunday;” the more than 4,100 First Nations children who died or went missing in Canada’s residential schools, government-sponsored institutions established to “assimilate” indigenous children into Euro-Canadian culture, and the hundreds of thousands killed during the invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan are drowned out by cheers for royal processions and the sacral aura an obsequious press weaves around the aristocracy. The coverage of the queen’s death is so mind-numbingly vapid — the BBC sent out a news alert on Saturday when Prince Harry and Prince William, accompanied by their wives, surveyed the floral tributes to their grandmother displayed outside Windsor Castle — that the press might as well turn over the coverage to the mythmakers and publicists employed by the royal family.

The royals are oligarchs. They are guardians of their class. The world’s largest landowners include King Mohammed VI of Morocco with 176 million acres, the HolyRoman Catholic Church with 177 million acres, the heirs of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia with 531 million acres and now, King Charles III with 6.6 billion acres of land. British monarchs are worth almost $28 billion. The British public will provide a $33 million subsidy to the Royal Family over the next two years, although the average household in the U.K. saw its income fall for the longest period since records began in 1955 and 227,000 households experience homelessness in Britain. 

Royals, to the ruling class, are worth the expense. They are effective tools of subjugation. British postal and rail workers canceled planned strikes over pay and working conditions after the queen’s death. The Trade Union Congress (TUC) postponed its congress. Labour Party members poured out heartfelt tributes. Even Extinction Rebellion, which should know better, indefinitely canceled its planned “Festival of Resistance.” The BBC’s Clive Myrie dismissed Britain’s energy crisis — caused by the war in Ukraine — that has thrown millions of people into severe financial distress as “insignificant” compared with concerns over the queen’s health.The climate emergency, pandemic, the deadly folly of the U.S. and NATO’s proxy war in Ukraine, soaring inflation, the rise of neo-fascist movements and deepening social inequality will be ignored as the press spews florid encomiums to class rule. There will be 10 days of official mourning.

In 1953, Her Majesty’s Government sent three warships, along with 700 troops, to its colony British Guiana, suspended the constitution and overthrew the democratically elected government of Cheddi Jagan. Her Majesty’s Government helped to build and long supported the apartheid government in South Africa. Her Majesty’s Government savagely crushed the Mau Mau independence movement in Kenya from 1952 to 1960, herding 1.5 million Kenyans into concentration camps where many were tortured. British soldiers castrated suspected rebels and sympathizers, often with pliers, and raped girls and women. By the time India won independence in 1947 after two centuries of British colonialism, Her Majesty’s Government had looted $45 trillion from the country and violently crushed a series of uprisings, including the First War of Independence in 1857. Her Majesty’s Government carried out a dirty war to break the Greek Cypriot War of Independence from 1955 to 1959 and later in Yemen from 1962 to 1969. Torture, extrajudicial assassinations, public hangings and mass executions by the British were routine. Following a protracted lawsuit, the British government agreed to pay nearly £20 million in damages to over 5,000 victims of British abuse during war in Kenya, and in 2019 another payout was made to survivors of torture from the conflict in Cyprus. The British state attempts to obstruct lawsuits stemming from its colonial history. Its settlements are a tiny fraction of the compensation paid to British slave owners in 1835, once it — at least formally — abolished slavery. 

During her 70-year reign, the queen never offered an apology or called for reparations.

The point of social hierarchy and aristocracy is to sustain a class system that makes the rest of us feel inferior. Those at the top of the social hierarchy hand out tokens for loyal service, including the Order of the British Empire (OBE). The monarchy is the bedrock of hereditary rule and inherited wealth. This caste system filters down from the Nazi-loving House of Windsor to the organs of state security and the military. It regiments society and keeps people, especially the poor and the working class, in their “proper” place.

The British ruling class clings to the mystique of royalty and fading cultural icons as James Bond, the Beatles and the BBC, along with television shows such as “Downton Abbey” — where in one episode the aristocrats and servants are convulsed in fevered anticipation when King George V and Queen Mary schedule a visit — to project a global presence. Winston Churchill’s bust remains on loan to the White House. These myth machines sustain Great Britain’s “special” relationship with the United States. Watch the satirical film In the Loop to get a sense of what this “special” relationship looks like on the inside. 

It was not until the 1960s that “coloured immigrants or foreigners” were permitted to work in clerical roles in the royal household, although they had been hired as domestic servants. The royal household and its heads are legally exempt from laws that prevent race and sex discrimination, what Jonathan Cook calls “an apartheid system benefitting the Royal Family alone.” Meghan Markle, who is of mixed race and who contemplated suicide during her time as a working royal, said that an unnamed royal expressed concern about the skin color of her unborn son.

I got a taste of this suffocating snobbery in 2014 when I participated in an Oxford Union debate asking whether Edward Snowden was a hero or a traitor. I went a day early to be prepped for the debate by Julian Assange, then seeking refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy and currently in His Majesty’s Prison Belmarsh. At a lugubrious black-tie dinner preceding the event, I sat next to a former MP who asked me two questions I had never been asked before in succession. “When did your family come to America?” he said, followed by “What schools did you attend?” My ancestors, on both sides of my family, arrived from England in the 1630s. My graduate degree is from Harvard. If I had failed to meet his litmus test, he would have acted as if I did not exist. 

Those who took part in the debate – my side arguing that Snowdon was a hero narrowly won – signed a leather-bound guest book. Taking the pen, I scrawled in large letters that filled an entire page: “Never Forget that your greatest political philosopher, Thomas Paine, never went to Oxford or Cambridge.”

Paine, the author of the most widely read political essays of the 18th century, Rights of ManThe Age of Reason and Common Sense, blasted the monarchy as a con. “A French bastard landing with an armed banditti and establishing himself as King of England against the consent of the natives, is in plain terms a very paltry rascally original…The plain truth is that the antiquity of the English monarchy will not bear looking into,” he wrote of William the Conqueror. He ridiculed hereditary rule. “Of more worth is one honest man to society, and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.” He went on: “One of the strangest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in kings is that nature disproves it, otherwise she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule, by giving  mankind an ass for a lion.” He called the monarch “the royal brute of England.”

When the British ruling class tried to arrest Paine, he fled to France where he was one of two foreigners elected to serve as a delegate in the National Convention set up after the French Revolution. He denounced the calls to execute Louis XVI. “He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression,” Paine said. “For if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.” Unchecked legislatures, he warned, could be as despotic as unchecked monarchs. When he returned to America from France, he condemned slavery and the wealth and privilege accumulated by the new ruling class, including George Washington, who had become the richest man in the country. Even though Paine had done more than any single figure to rouse the country to overthrow the British monarchy, he was turned into a pariah, especially by the press, and forgotten. He had served his usefulness. Six mourners attended his funeral, two of whom were Black.

You can watch my talk with Cornel West and Richard Wolff on Thomas Paine here.

There is a pathetic yearning among many in the U.S. and Britain to be linked in some tangential way to royalty. White British friends often have stories about ancestors that tie them to some obscure aristocrat. Donald Trump, who fashioned his own heraldic coat of arms, was obsessed with obtaining a state visit with the queen. This desire to be part of the club, or validated by the club, is a potent force the ruling class has no intention of giving up, even if hapless King Charles III, who along with his family treated his first wife Diana with contempt, makes a mess of it.” (-Chris Hedges)

“This idea that Democrats aren’t fascists is the biggest and most dangerous lie of all. When both parties have completely sold out the public and formed a corrupt merger between corporations and the state it means both parties and the entire political system are fascist.” (-Ryan Knight)

“The Democratic Party won’t even allow a vote on whether to stop taking dark money. The blatant corruption of the 2-party system by big money donors is why we need to build our own party.” (-Matt Hoh For Senate)

“Of course the US empire wanted this war. That’s why it knowingly provoked it and actively intervened to prevent peace from breaking out in the early days of the conflict. It’s been using this war to advance its Eurasian geostrategic interests at very little cost to itself.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

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“These folks are in your face with their agenda –  war profits and continued white world imperialist dominance. This right-wing neoliberal opportunist is just current face for that agenda.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“The dark power of royalty. In 1971, the Chagos Islanders were expelled by the British to make way for a US base. This was made possible by a meeting of the Queen’s Privy Councillors (advisers) and approved in person by the Queen. Using the same power, Blair invaded Iraq in 2003.” (-John Pilger)

“Capitalism is based on wage slavery — doing something you don’t really love in order to survive. Basically most of us work 5 days a week in order to rent our freedom back on weekends. This is why many people are #QuietQuitting” (-Lee Camp)

“If you’re wondering why the DNC just refused to ban dark money it’s because Democrats took even more of it than Republicans in 2020. Remember this next time Democrats give their speeches about “saving democracy.” There is no democracy in the U.S. Both parties serve the oligarchy.” (-Ryan Knight)

“In Chile communists held a Sep. 11 march condemning the CIA coup and remembering the victims of the Pinochet dictatorship But they were attacked by masked provocateurs with knives, rocks, and sticks It’s unclear if they were fascists, cops, or anarchists.” (-Ben Norton)

“The American Dream never died. It never existed for most workers even in the best of economic times. Now it’s a cruel joke where 80 percent live one paycheck away from poverty, bankruptcy, homelessness or worse.” (-Danny Haiphong)

RESIST THESE SICK FUCK DICTATORS! JUST SAY NO TO CASHLESS SOCIETY & NWO!

NEVER FORGET BUILDING NUMBER SEVEN

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hunter-s-thompson-911-column_n_59b6b389e4b036fd85ccc97a

User Clip: Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth | C-SPAN.org

Peace Groups Decry Billions More in US Military Aid as Blinken Visits Ukraine (commondreams.org)

Opinion | Barbara Ehrenreich Showed Us the Need for Socialist Policies | Peter Dreier (commondreams.org)

FAKE FRIENDS, THE FRENCH SONG, ANDROGYNOUS, DO YA WANNA TOUCH, DIRTY DEEDS, HATE MYSELF, CHERRY BOMB, HIT AFTER HIT AFTER HIT AFTER…

Stadium Tour Comes to a Wild Close in Las Vegas (ultimateclassicrock.com)

Last big rock show I saw  was Joan Jett at a county fair about thirteen years ago. She was still as great as ever and brought all the people together.

JULIAN COPE

first came to my attention via “World Shut Your Mouth” on 120 Minutes, he had been in the Teardrop Explodes and made a long series of very esoteric and farout psychedelic records, the whole Black Sheep crusade really reminded me of me and my old gang before we all shot off like hard cracked billiard balls in different directions. Real cool stuff. I wanna do it all again. Sundays are such a slow moving grind in this still hot dead end desert ghost ville, I almost hope my part time employer calls with some kooky chore-yesterday it was picking up sticks and moving piles of wooden sticks with rusty nails and floorboards and shit from one property to another and rolling some impossibly heavy cement planters full of dirt into a spider ridden garage. I’m so bored and restless on a day like today-of course, what I really wanna be doing is making new music, I put some signs up on a local billboard. Hard to recruit a ragged army from the half crazed skeletons and desert rats around here, but I keep on searchin’. I’m gonna buy the kid some drums once we get relocated. I just came back indoors from a long walk in the hot sun, ya know people ask me with how I cope with the monotony of such a rundown dead broke deadend trailer town, town. Photography, I guess. It’s always a sad thing when you bring the camera but forget the memory card. I take pictures of the river and rocks and flowers and clouds. My shirtless teen just informed me it is 9/11. Apparently twenty one days ago today my middle kid’s mom memorably first informed me she “did not want to be part of a couple”. I think I stuck around for another year after that still trying hopelessly to stay a part of my children’s lives, but sadly, it did not work out-she held all the cards and power, moved ’em cross country, bonded ’em to a long series of strangers and by the time I got out there, the younger one had mostly forgotten me-just another of her mom’s many suitor ex employees. So yeah 9/11 was an inside job. The war on terror was a big bullshit lie. There were no WMD’s and W later laughed about it. Rumsfeld had given a speech about missing trillions the day before. Art students in the basement, Lucky Silverstein, Prince Bandar, Marvin Bush, Cheney called off Norad. No wingspan in the Pentagon hole. All bullshit. I thought you knew. Figure out Building #7. Everything since has been more lies, fictions, propaganda, bullshit, made up puppet stars like Zelensky and Obama and AOC and fascism…with a handful of preassigned and vetted, controlled opposition, red carpet diversity muppets. Teen Beat celebrity pinup politicians. Marionettes. Just More Fuckin’ Endless Dick Cheney, Rebranded. Now…the daughter. UGH! Once upon a time I found myself doing some handy work for a wealthy rancher/airbandb heiress house hoarder who every time I was ever around her, she always mentioned “the patriarchy” as her way of deflecting from the fact that she holds all this surplus property and unearned power and excess privilege-it’s triggering for me cause I’ve had issues with these heiresses before-they won’t get off their daddy’s gravy train but they resent the power he has over their mom and sibling’s lives, so they transfer all those resentments and hostilities neatly over to their underling employees or tenants, particularly in Honkytopia, Oregon-Gender is Religion there. Wealthy rancher/airbandb heiress house hoarders always seem to gravitate towards some kinda new age religion that reassures them they deserve all their power, and a spa day, and “market value rent” even if it’s just residual karma from all their charitable acts in past lives. Don’t call them bossy-call them greedhead oppressor capitalists.

Remember when John Denver, Frank Zappa, Jello Biafra, Dee Snider, all those people got tied up in court and shit and had to go to Washington to fight for free speech? Since 9/11, the corporate monoploy/state media brainwash media has been so fucking crazy relentless, that people who call themselves “Progressives” and also, on the right, some so called “Patriots” all fuckin’ cheerlead for censorship and top down, uniparty, authoritarian, narrative control. That’s fuckedup. All you have to do is get some Karen to say some shit’s Offensive. The police state not only spies on, but controls the discussions on all social media platforms, they monopolize the new media just like they monopolized legacy media in 1996. Meanwhile, like Julian Cope, I also try to rally all the black sheep.

MUSICIANS WANTED

Where are all the wild rockers at? THE LONELINESSMAXIMUM TORCH & TWANG seeking guitar, bass, and drums for underground rebel rock band influenced by The Clash, Mescaleroes, Gun Club, Lords Of The New Church, Tex & The Horseheads, The Pogues, The Coma-Tones, Beasts Of Bourbon, The Scientists, Chris Isaak and James Calvin Wilsey

“The United States is involved in every world conflict and our Military Industrial Complex profits off of all of them.” 

(-Black In The Empire)

“Fresh off his appearance at Wall Street, where he pitched corporations on the plunder of his country’s assets, Zelensky will appear at a conference of arms makers in Texas to present his country’s war as a fantastic business opportunity. #SlavaRaytheon” (-Max Blumenthal)

“The possible next NATO Secretary-General, Chrystia Freeland, is the granddaughter of a Nazi collaborator who recently displayed the banner of a Nazi-allied organization responsible for the mass murder of Jews and Poles. Only days ago, Chrystia Freeland was denigrating Canadian truckers as Nazis & imposing emergency law to crush their protest movement. But when Russian forces entered her family’s native Ukraine, she reached for the flag of the Nazi-allied UPA. (She’s since deleted this image)” (-Max Blumenthal)

“Remember when a swastika at Canada’s trucker protest became the focal point of media coverage? Apparently the deputy prime minister posing with the banner of Holocaust collaborators who slaughtered tens of thousands of Poles, Jews & Roma doesn’t inspire the same outrage.” (-Wyatt Reed)

“Bill Gates promoted and exported the “Monsanto model” of agriculture and helped trap farmers in debt slavery. If you think it’s a good idea to trust him on environmental issues and climate change, maybe re-visit his previous efforts to “green” the world.” (-Whitney Webb)

“The world according to Western imperialism: Vladimir Putin in power for two decades? Dictator! Xi Jinping in power for one decade: Dictator! The Queen in power for seventy years until her death?  Benevolent leadership over a democracy! There are 195 nations in the world. Only 22 of them haven’t been invaded by Britain since the institution of its colonial monarchy. Anyone surprised about the many who didn’t shed a tear over Queen Elizabeth’s death doesn’t know their history.” (-Danny Haiphong)

POISON HEART

Somebody seems to have stolen and relocated one of my kid’s semi-feral outdoor cats again and I have my suspicions it is probably an old grump with some mental health problems who lives nearby and has done that kind of thing before. He hates cats and loud kids and probably wants us to move, which, you know, we wouldn’t mind relocating at this point-ideally to some place more secluded with less OCD busybodies cussing at animals and trying to keep control over nature, wildlife, the whole terra firma at all times, because we’re not that wild about the changes we see happening in the neighborhood, with the developers putting up these real big, ugly, overnight McMansions hoping to quote “attract big California tech money”, and the cops and code enforcers and even a private drone company all being deployed by a corrupt city hall in bed with the shady developers to put the screws to the elderly home owners so they’ll be willing to sell cheap to the development swindlers. If we were more mobile, we’d already be gone, but ya know you can’t pay rent with two minimum wage incomes in this price gouge capitalist got mine, greedhead culture.

I remember thinking way back in the eighties how if I could only get a job and pay my own rent, I wouldn’t have to eat all that shit from the hate mob jealous cows of conformity, who hated anyone with principles, or style of their own, and forever felt obliged by Law to yell shit like, “Joey Ramone! and “Boy George!” whenever they saw me walking down the hallway. It just enraged all the morons that I wore a little hair product and hoop earrings and black smeared eye makeup. I thought that middle school shit would end when I finally turned 18 and the juvie authorities would have to leave me alone. I was wrong, middle school went on forever-pretty much everyone I knew as a kid, is basically just like they were back then-if they sucked up to anyone they thought was rich n popular in seventh grade, they are frequently still doing that shit in their fifties. If they were greedy hoarders who had a whole pack of unopened Marlboros but would rather smoke yours…if they were a deadbeat mooch who refused to ever wash a plate or pay rent in 1985, oftentimes, they’re still like that when approaching retirement age. If they only hung around you for access to girls and beer or sponging up the fine ideas, don’t expect they became more capable of being respectful, kind, loyal, or loving in their old age. I’m STILL that hated Joey Ramone from the bad part of town that aint about courtin’ favor with those dorks on the hill. Fuck those people. I don’t wanna be like the gentrification tv watchers. Don’t need no makeover, aint trying to be the Hot Topic or become Urban Outfitted, you dig? Aint my job to obey the squares and copycat clones cause you think they’re somehow second or third hand fake famous or vaguely associated with some kind of wealth or VIP privilege. I don’t even like those people. Certainly not their absolutely shite, redundant, embarrassingly corny joke bands. One of those suburbanized hipster fauxpunks compared a 45 I made 24 years ago to “Halfway To Sanity” era Ramones like that was supposedly this devastating putdown. I love all that stuff. Dee Dee was important. Joey, too, all of ’em. I was not that into CJ, but he helped ’em soldier on, so, yaknow God Bless Us, Every Cretin. Yeah I’m still a Ramone, at heart. I ranaway to NYC as a kid and all those guys and Lou Reed and Quentin Crisp and Stiv and Cheetah and Warhol and Haring and Basquait were all still around-ya know? the world was just a much groovier place, before the ruling class, inside job billionaires like Chertoff and Kerry and Bloomberg and Giulianis kicked all the poor people out of the once cool cities and tried to force their dumb rich kids on us, like ya know-The Strokes and Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. No thanks. Breaks my heart the Ramones all felt like bitter, and unsuccessful before they died, in spite of touring the world and getting to make all those great records just cause they never made ya know like Bruce Springsteen money, but they gave so much strength and inspiration to so many people. You won’t see their kind get access to the mainstream airwaves, probably ever again. Just more bullshit fake rich people making bullshit fake music, that says nothing, means nothing, makes no difference, at all-just puts you to sleep. I’m so sick of all the fucking sucky bullshit muzak and dumbshit motherfuckers, who can’t tell the difference, anyway. I mean, I was never even really into like, Rancid, or D-Generation, but they suddenly seem like The Beatles and The Stones compared to the shit they try to force on us now. Back in the eighties Joey was still like throwing these real cool Acid Glitter Trashball Extravaganzas in NYC with all star lineups like Debbie Harry, Alison Gordy, Mike Monroe’s Blonde & Blue, Stevie Klasson and the Oddbalss, NYC punk heroes galore! Man those crazy hoo haw spontaneous shindigs inspired by own infamously epic all night house parties way back at our old bandhouse, Paradise Lost where people would come from three different states on the weekends to perform, jam, collaborate and sometimes the hootenannies might last for weeks. Joey just had so much heart-even when he was dyin’-his last record was called. “Don’t Worry About Me”! Ya know? Whenever I get real depressed, I watch like, Dee Dee interviews on Youtube…maybe some Kid Creole, Big Audio Dynamite and Zapp…”I Believe In Miracles” has carried this old jetboy through an awful lot of hardships and heartaches over the years, I’ll tell you that. “Poison Heart” says it all!

“Hey, you learn something new everyday. I just learned today from CNN that the notion of the U.S. as the global hegemon is part of the Russia “disinformation” campaign. The over 800 U.S. bases & trillion dollar military spending are in place to enforce global freedom. Thanks CNN.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“Americans: drinkable water please US government: Sorry did you say send billions of dollars worth of weapons to Ukraine and Taiwan? Americans: no, drinkable water US government: Alright, you drive a hard bargain but here’s billions of dollars of weapons for Ukraine and Taiwan.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“On September 11th, 2001 the U.S. exploited attacks on the World Trade Center that killed several thousand to spend trillions on endless war that have murdered millions and erected the most expansive surveillance state in human history. This is the legacy of the War on Terror.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Increasingly in cities across Europe the people are heading to the streets in response to the shifting of the cost of the Ukrainian adventure on to the working classes. But in the U.S. where the liberal/left has subordinated itself to the agenda of the neoliberal right – silence.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“Liz Truss will be the next British prime minister. She told a town hall recently that she’s ‘ready’ to launch a nuclear war.” (-Dave Decamp)

“BREAKING: The Biden administration has announced a $3 billion package to Jackson, Mississippi to fund massive repairs and updates to water infrastructure. Just kidding. That money is going to weapons for Ukraine.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“$21 TRILLION of unaccounted-for “adjustments” by the DOD while we’ve been in Afghanistan. That’s enough to end world hunger for 700 YEARS!” (-Lee Camp)

“The US empire’s Venezuelan coup puppet Juan Guaidó is honoring Queen Elizabeth and thanking the British empire for supporting him in his coup attempt against Venezuela’s actual, elected government” (-Ben Norton)

“I feel like we don’t talk enough about the fact that a 2019 study commissioned by the US Army found that the US could advance its geostrategic interests in Eurasia by baiting Russia into overextending itself in wars against US proxies in Ukraine and elsewhere.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

Zelensky Literally Selling Ukraine To Wall Street (rumble.com)

9/11: 21st Anniversary Events – Activist Post

Richard Medhurst on Twitter: “”Putin Price Hike” Or Your Politicians Who Screwed You? https://t.co/XAwHUsi8C6″ / Twitter

Cease Fire and Negotiate Peace (actionnetwork.org)

2019 RAND Paper Warned US of Failure During Ukraine Conflict – YouTube

Jacobin

OASIS MOTOR COURT NEXT EXIT

The Greatest Evil is War by Chris Hedges: 9781644212936 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

The World Can’t Wait! Stop the Crimes of Your Government – World Can’t Wait (worldcantwait.net)

KISS DOLLS

Yeah we sat through like three and a half ours of KISS last night. As usual, a tightly controlled, robotic Gene n Paul narrative about how everybody just loves Eric and Tommy their compliant and proficient substitute stand-ins for Peter and Ace. Only missteps they ever admit are Gene’s “ego trip”, the “Phantom…” clunker that was supposed to be “Star Wars Meets A Hard Day’s Night”, and the ice skater clothes and generic power ballads of the Bon Jovi era. Did you hear Paul’s awful Amerikkkan idol garbage side project FM Station or whatever it was? Just HORRIBLE. I did appreciate how they paid honest tribute to the influence of the NY Dolls even if the last word on the subject was Paul insisting KISS blew them away musically. Lots of people disagree. If their primary statement, their manifesto was “rocknroll all night and party everyday”, how ya gonna be mad at Ace and Peter for livin’ it? Gene probably liked that “Nookie” song, what he cares about is groupies and merchandising, cashing in. I mean he told his son Nick not to work on his own car-that’s a job for the little people. So yeah, basically you already know the story-Gene’s a dick, but him and Doc McGhee are very good at making big bucks, they do admit that their cokehead eraly collaborators Ezrin and Aucoin were at least as fucked up as Ace and Peter and are probably equally responsible for all their early successes-Paul’s a lovable, mostly affable cartoon character who overcame the odds and fought his way to the top but basically is Gene’s real wife, he acts like Edith to Gene’s Archie Bunker. To Gene’s credit, I find summa their toys and swag more entertaining than much of their latter day music and from watching his old tv show, it sems clear that the guy loves his family, if not Ace and Peter. ACE is the rocknollingest motherfucker, I’ve said it from day one, maybe your preferred guitar player knows more fancy scales but ACE’S GUITAR SHOOTS FIREBALLS! Peter Chris sounds like a demanding primadonna sometimes with the Andy Summers like touring demands, but I’m one of those old dudes who only cares about the original KISS, whatever their merchandise juggernaut big machine, money printing operations look like now, same with GUNS N ROSES. They might have super fame and stadiums full of commercial country or sports fans who don’t even like real rocknroll, who never heard of Steven Adler, bot none of these rich guys in all the wigs with the employee ringer bands write good songs now. Did you hear that “Absurd” song Guns N Roses put out, trying to sound like UK Subs? Just was not very good, was it? Kinda thing we all mighta wrote in the basement circa 87, fake English accent and everything. Not interested in KISS without Ace Frehley and Peter Criss and I’m not interested in Guns N Roses without Steven and Izzy, yes I know they are all superfamous money making capitalist hundred dollar t shirt peddlers, but I’m still into bands having good songs. I probably heard “Sweet Child” enough for a lifetime. IZZY or bust. Funny thing about most Murkkkans is how we don’t really give a fuck about originality, artistry or sincerity or talent or truth or soul. Murkkkans were all trained from birth to unconditionally worship wealth and power-whether that is the evil Davos Billionaires, or John Gotti, some monarch or Saudi despot, some no talent plagiarist imitators, people just follow the whiff of moolah. None more so than Moneybags Gene. His personal logo is even a dollar sign. At least they provided some hardworking entertainment value way back in the 70’s-there is nothing, now, rocknroll wise, in the corporate media but that illuminati pop garbage. Blink 182, Dave Grohl. Ick.

“In nearly 200 years of genocidal colonialism, the British empire stole $45 trillion in wealth from India (17 times more than UK GDP), killing millions The UK monarchy, Queen Elizabeth, the royal family are simply symbols of murder, exploitation, and theft.” (-Ben Norton)

“In Syria, the White Helmets have cooperated with sectarian death squads and operated exclusively in their territory. A top Al-Qaeda leader praised the White Helmets as “hidden soldiers.” The OPCW enlisted these hidden soldiers as its field team.” (-Aaron Mate’)

“Fresh off his appearance at Wall Street, where he pitched corporations on the plunder of his country’s assets, Zelensky will appear at a conference of arms makers in Texas to present his country’s war as a fantastic business opportunity. #SlavaRaytheon” (-Max Blumenthal)

“The actual authoritarian cults of personality are Western capitalist imperialist regimes, which claim to be “democracies” but force their populations to love the symbol of an unelected hereditary monarch while their societies are truly governed by billionaire capitalist oligarchs.” (-Ben Norton)

“Maybe the country that is the threat to the world is the one with damn near 1000 military bases.” (-Black In The Empire)

The Queen and Her Legacy:  21st Century Britain Has Never Looked So Medieval (mintpressnews.com)

Craig Murray: That’s Enough Monarchy for Now, Thank You – Consortium News

What if the 2024 ‘Whispers’ Are Right? – Consortium News

https://www.youtube.com/user/LeeCamp2

BLEEDING HEART GRAFFITI

One of the last records that I remember reached any kind of mainstream audience at all that still had a lotta heart and soul and rocked was the underrated self titled CULT lp that came out around the same time I made the foolish mistake of moving back to the midwest hoping to peacefully co parent with my oldest kid’s baby mama. I shoulda known better, I never fit in in the midwest and can’t stand the preppie privatee school motherfuckers and extra large frat bros who ran everything back there. But Ian and Billy were still saying shit that was real and true even in the godless grunge years. 

“Beyond Good & Evil” was the cd me and my old sideman Nasty Bastard were blaring as we were howling down the highway, goin’ back to Boston to record at our old pop pal’s studio when the van naturally broke down in the middle of nowhere but some old farmer very kindly brought us some beer and canvas chairs and said we could feel free to camp overnight and swim in his pond. A friend of Nasty’s put me on a bus and took the van in for repairs that took forever, so while he was tied up fixing the van, I was able to record maybe four or five songs with the rest of our old lineup but we coulda-shoulda-woulda accomplished so much more had Nasty been with me for the second and third parts of that trip. I got about two good songs out of the whole escapade. A couple of those tunes were compared by Ringo Kidd to Nikki Sudden which is a high compliment in my world. “It’s just the truth in your eyes…” Both mine and Nasty’s ex wives dumped us after that failed mission to record our album that was supposed to be called “Born Again To Lose”. Crazy world. I still standby almost all our old songs from that era. Always haunted by the what if…’s…What if we would’ve finished those records, what if fans of say, Black Halos and The Hangmen and Jim Jones Revue got to hear those old songs fully fleshed out, etc etc It’s the stuff of a whole lotta heartbreak and tears.

NEWS, SPORTS, & WEATHER DESK

“Tragically, the perfect symbol of Chile’s pro-imperialist, anarcho-liberal President Boric: protesters repressed while commemorating the CIA coup against Allende. Chile never truly dismantled the structures of the Pinochet dictatorship. They remain in the police and constitution” (-Ben Norton)

Caitlin Johnstone – Daily Writings About The End Of Illusions

Caitlin Johnstone: Ukraine & the Triumph of Militarism – Consortium News

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzYBW4-xkmcpYMtdyrXkTeQ

https://www.youtube.com/user/tytcomedy

Having a Queen Was Stupid; Having A King Is TOO Stupid  —  Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix – Caitlin Johnstone

Chain of corruption: how the White Helmets compromised OPCW investigations in Syria – The Grayzone

“Ukraine is shelling airports, hospitals, and other civilian infrastructure in Donetsk. The Western media is silent, making it complicit in war crimes.” (-Danny Haiphong)

105. Whitney Webb: Epstein, the Clintons, and the Bush Crime Family (buzzsprout.com)

Remembering Barbara Ehrenreich & Work Left Undone – Consortium News

The Historic Collapse of Journalism – Consortium News

Zelensky Will Request More Weapons Directly at Conference With Top US Arms Makers – News From Antiwar.com

 REV. PAUL S. CUNNINGHAM

I guess I made friends with the brimstone preachin’ cowboy Rev. years ago on social media and we’ve been keeping in touch for a long time now, we got a lot in common, really. I’ve always loved the real original, stand alone voices from the wilderness, he don’t really sound like no one but himself which is pretty fuckin’ cool if you ask me. Musically speaking, I guess there are some glints of Jo Dog’s elegant bluesy leads from way back in the “Graveyard Of Empty Bottles era”. I love the pianos on “Pictures & Gasoline”. Very deep and soulful cat, insanely talented. Do you like the Rolling Stones or Tom Waits? Like I told somebody in an e-mail, this is haunted and inspired songwriting. “Brothers Of The Darkness” is a gunfighter ballad or trail song from the bottom of the black bottle. I’m just gonna keep talkin’ about this character’s tunes cause I recognize him as one of the most remarkably gifted of my generations’ outlaw colleagues. That guitar solo in “Brothers Of The Darkness” is a thing of real subtle and profound beauty. His slide guitar playing is so Stonesy and the piano is beautiful.


50 Insanely Glamorous Photos of Marilyn Monroe You Have to See Right Now (msn.com)

Rudy Havenstein, Prince of Whales and Sea Turtles. on Twitter: “”Who was Mark Middleton?” #Rubin #Summers #Epstein $GS https://t.co/AinzwmXW0a” / Twitter
The Chris Hedges Report Podcast with Historian Paul Street (substack.com)

Mississippi Goddam | Black Agenda Report

The White House Defends Social Media Platform Collusion – Activist Post

Biden’s MAGA Obsession Won’t Help Democrats | Black Agenda Report

https://youtu.be/Iiikz-du4C8
‘Caterpillar’ Lyric Video – by John Dissed – Discontented (substack.com)

Demolition 23.’s debut self-titled album featuring Michael Monroe to be reissued with three bonus tracks – Sleaze Roxx

Peace Talks Are More Essential Than Ever as War Rages on in Ukraine – FPIF

For Percy Bysshe Shelley, Literature Was the Spark of the Revolution (jacobin.com)

General Labor, Of Gutter Gospel Is Anti-War: Hanoï Rocks Reunion Concert, Golden Rat Video, Whitney Webb, Billy Idol, Ozzy, Criminal Savior, Covert Action Magazine, Chrissie Hynde!

““Am I really relishing my time here on this earth? Appreciating the thunderous beauty which surrounds me? Treasuring my encounters with my loved ones? Cherishing the sensory kiss of each moment? Adoring this world while it lasts?” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Americans are conditioned to drop any leftist pretenses when the targeted country is one that the US government doesn’t like. Take Iran. US has been trying to overthrow that government since 1979 and now everyone is an expert. US imperialism is one big psyop.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“These people either live in another universe or they think everyone in the world is ignorant. Biden condemned everything that the U.S. has done to establish and maintain its empire. Crazy.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“Imagine living in a country that was as anxious to fix the Flint water crisis as it is to spend billions on Ukraine.” (-Black In The Empire)

“Hey Gavin Newsom, 

Homelessness in California is even worse now than when you made this speech 14 years ago promising to end it. What’s sad is how many liberals continue to blindly support corrupt Democrats like you who pretend to care about the poor while you serve the rich.” (-Ryan Knight)

“The climate is not dying. It’s being killed, by fossil fuel tycoons, greedy developers, war profiteers etc – & the politicians they fund. Science clarifies the emergency & what we must demand of our elected officials. Join us!” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

“The US is occupying 1/3 of Syria, so invoking the UN charter is awkward. But White House speechwriters are crafty; they got around it by getting Biden to say that countries cannot take “territory *of their neighbors* by force.” (-Aaron Mate’)

“Remember, it’s crazy and conspiratorial to say the CIA likely is involved or will soon become involved in domestic uprisings in a US-targeted nation. The sane position is to believe that the CIA never does anything, and its officers are all sitting in Langley watching Netflix.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

STOP SUPPORTING IMPERIALISM, COLNIAILISM, GENOCIDE AND WAR PROFITEERING!

www.antiwar.com

 Roger Waters added to Ukrainian govt-sponsored hit list – The Grayzone

“In nearly 200 years of genocidal colonialism, the British empire stole $45 trillion in wealth from India (17 times more than UK GDP), killing millions The UK monarchy, Queen Elizabeth, the royal family are simply symbols of murder, exploitation, and theft.” (-Ben Norton)

How Britain stole $45 trillion from India | Conflict | Al Jazeera

“People really need to stop whitewashing the British royal family. They oversaw genocidal colonialism around the world, killing millions. They loved fascism. As a child, Queen Elizabeth was taught to Nazi salute. The monarchy should be abolished asapPeople really need to stop whitewashing the British royal family. They oversaw genocidal colonialism around the world, killing millions. They loved fascism. As a child, Queen Elizabeth was taught to Nazi salute. The monarchy should be abolished asap” (-Ben Norton)

Palace defends footage of Queen’s Nazi salute – Channel 4 News

UHC2030: The United Nations’ Global Public-Private Partnership For Healthcare (unlimitedhangout.com)

As We Move Closer To WW3, It’s A Good Time To Reassess Our Priorities In Life (substack.com)

A HEROINE WHO DON’T LOVE THE HERO IN THE END OF THE FILM

So yeah here I am looking out the window at the garbage truck and having some foo foo fancy coffee I pilloried from the wife, my nearest and dearest lifelong hombres and fellow travelers keep dropping dead in waves, or disappearing into the daytime control freak world of manipulative hustling and bullshit artistry and backstab competition, always racing to the next fuckin’ red light. They’ll kill ya for a drink ticket at the old people bar. While sorting through some boxes looking for long lost photographs of a bloved high school friend who died recently, I came across a cashe of old pix of another friend who died a couple years back, from when we were in the midst of our most devoted Dogs D’Amour years, he wore the dogstags, not I. We all wore the scarves and suitjackets and bone jewelry and cowboy shit, though. Hell, some of his still do, I’m all black flags and silver spurs until the bitter end, but an awful lot of white has started appearing in the beard which is weird as fuck for me, I’m starting to look like Uncle Motherfuckin Sam here. Tyla and Bam, Jo Dog and Steve meant everything to us at eighteen and nineteen and twenty and twenty one. Those songs never really faded too far from memory, either. Now who knows, what really goes on with bands, behind the scenes, behind clothes doors, it’s always something to do with control, or money-publishing, merchandise, usually someone’s wife is in control, just like in Spinal Tap: “my life was a cosmic shambles before I met…” whichever Nancy Spungon convinces whichever longhaired three chords knower that he no longer needs the original bandmates, that he is an island and an emperor and a merchandising empire unto himself, bands are like really complicated marriages, it was hard enough to get five people to agree to not grow mustaches or wear shorts or sweat pants onstage-next thing ya know, it’s ten people with opinions, now twenty. How did the big oaf flannel wearer with the pickup truck get a vote? I dunno what happened between the pirate king Tyla and all the other Dogs D’Amours, sometimes from afar it can be easy to conclude he just wants to hog the gold for himself like that shit hoarder dragon in those elf movies. We see a lot of shit hoarding nowadays-all the grasping gotmines certain they can take it ALL with them: “mine, mine, it’s mine, it’s all mine ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.” All I know is it’s not the same without the blokey blokes from way back when, man I miss the Dogs like hell somedays-that was our splendid time in the garden -our hour for magic-it was like recess all the time until the grunge was shoveled on us- but some of us still have those old albums and they were magical, wonderful, could take you away from the glum and dumb, the pain of the mundane. Jo Dog is a real extra exceptionally talented guitar player/artiste, Bam and Steve are all like the best of the best. It seems like no one told poor old Tyla, halfheartedly swashbuckling on sober stools with fill-in guys who do what he tells them. Just not the me, but I guess nothing will ever be the same, none of us can ever go back to our sunny youth when one lad shows up with his Marlboros and Mountain Dew, another comes by with his Cambridge Light 100’s and his Carling’s Black label 12 pack, then the lad with the Swisher sweets or New Coke or Jolt or whatevr the Latest Thang of the day is, here’s the day drunk sloshey guy already swingin’ the bottle and it’s not even three yet, here’s the kid with the two liter and the big box of cereal-and commence to get down like a crew of all for one yo ho ho, fill up your boots me hearties pirate lords. Can’t help it, I’m a diehard sucker for the happy ever after story, but it is seldom seen, ya know Izzy Stradlin said, “Bullshit. They don’t want to split the loot equally, moving on.” People who get assimilated by the sports bar popular kids rattrace forget how to share and play nice, a band is made of many different moving parts, without a committed dependable drummer, you aint goin’ nowhere no matter how good you think your songs or solos or dopey second hand Roy Rogers cowboy wardrobe might be, ya gott have all five guys willing to share the pie, rather than fucking hoard it all for themself, that is not easy to learn in a winner takes all brainwash culture. I myself have never had the leadership or people skills to effectively mitigate all those clashing agendas and ego trips and astologer girlfriends and desire to play ska. Greedhead culture kills rocknroll as frequently as any shadowy groomer horror story, anti rock secret society, Pussycat Doll explotation conspiracy. One of the best things about leaving the midwest back in the early nineties was escaping to a big town where they had like twenty five different Dogs D’Amour records and 12 inch singles always in stock, right there on the shelf! Posters! Fuckshit! Amazing! What bounty, what treasure-and then, some girl at Newbury Comics told us about the also marvelous Jacobites and Waterboys and Bounty Hunters! One of our lot got caught up going to the dark bar to get high and dance like Pan shirtlessly in  borrowed without permission, too small for him really leather pants surrounded by a pickup harem of enthusiastic nymphettes who all mistook him for an indian cause he dyed his hair black, he kept having to fight off jelaous gorillas. One guy met some disciplined nerd academics and rich girls who Wanted More Stuff and got seduced by the dark side of the force abandoning the rock brigade to pursue better homes and gardens in the nine to five capitalist society. Me, I got distracted by some boozy women and unreliable drummers and shoved off my soapbox in the grunge years by some Long Goateed Malibu Grunge Kens. Jo Dog went on to join the crash and burn superstars, Shooting Gallery, who were fucked over by a record producer and going on tour opening for KISS, before breaking up in shambolic acrimony. Let’s focus even for a few minutes on the past though, shall we? It was glorious back then and wonderful to be young with the Dogs putrid green vinyl spinning in the background. “As you are now, so once was I…As I am now, so you shall be….”

SEPTEMBER GURLS

I’ve been in love with Chrissie Hynde for a real long time, since the third grade, probably. I used to try for her bangs, I got her eyeliner down pretty good. Pretenders are still my fave band along with Hanoi, Clash, Gen X, the Spiders From Mars, and the Stones. First song I ever sang with a full band was “Message Of Love”! She dedicated a song to me once in Boston. She totally gave me the icy freezout cold shoulder on another occasion, but of course I get it, now. She is adept at drawing boundaries cause she’s been super famous since what? 78? She was not some posh snob or anything-in fact, the first time I met her, she was walkin’ around by herself in Kenmore Square. So yeah she is  my favorite female singer of all time followed by Sinead, Ronnie Spector, Patti Smith and Shangrillas-right? As a songwriter, she’s near the top of my list, with Stones, Easdale, Kristofferson, and Paul K . Farndon is my favorite bassplayer, along with Tregunna, James, Patricia Morrison and Yaffa. Martin’s my fave drummer besides Razzle, Nolan, Burke, and Ashton. Top 3 guitarists are Ronson, Honeyman Scott and Bob Derwood Andrews. Love Derwood like mad but he sez he does not like to jam or have any interest in discussing his old music, they cut him outta the publishing, so I can empathize. I’m also dead broke in the desert while other people are living at the top of ya know, neon lit eyeball pyramids and shit. Famous on the backs of complete unknown forgotten poors. So yeah it’s crazy that Chrissie turned 71 on September 6th, two of my three baby mamas have that same star sign, plus two of my favorite writers-John Easdale and Iris Berry. December Boy’s got it bad. Whenever I write songs I’m really just trying to capture some Polaroid from my own long gone past as vivid and alive as almost anything by John Easdale or Chrissie Hynde. They make it look alot easier than it is. I bled and bled for it and still dunno if I’ve really ever come close-certainly not in any kinda decent studio setting. “They just don’t make  ’em like they used to-you shoulda just stuck with me!”

OZZY

Best lyric of all time: “Finished with my woman cause she couldn’t help me with my mind”. The ugly blue dragon tattoo. Pissing on the Alamo. Ya know? Poor boy from factories of Birmingham. When I was in detention hall, my beautiful new wave girlfriend sent me the handwritten lyrics to “Goodby To Romance”. When I was at the Oneida Baptist Institute in deepest Southeastern Appalachia, the US FEST was happening and all the heavy metal kids from all over the world who’d been sent to that Hitlerian reform school for behavior modification abuses was coveting that forbidden music which the superstitious authoritarians were making money offa making it taboo. Turned out Ozzy was a lovable nut, maybe less dangerous than a drunken Ringo Starr. He’s moving back to England and I can’t say I blame him. Wish I had a bottle. This song is going out to you. 

“The “white lives matter more movement” co-directed by Zelensky & Joe Biden will be in high gear over next few days “whitewashing” history.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

OUR SEMI FERAL BOY CAT’S GONE MISSING

In the four or five years we’ve been here, multiple cat litters were birthed on our end of the street, in the back yard and “Cat Alley”, in between our street and our backyard neighbor’s since we lived here and we successfully homed about 14. The mama cat was captured by a grumpy old man and taken far away and we mourned her being gone for about five months and one day, she just reappeared-she had found her way home. My kid called her Mama Friday, and she was an expert mouser who kept our garage, trailer and porch area mostly free of mice and we fed her and got her one of those heated cat teepees for the porch in the winter, her last two kids were the runts nobody wanted so we named and kept them, got ’em all spayed and neutered and their ears are clipped, so local animal control can tell they are homed, too. My kid named the boy Skitzie and the girl Pepper. Pepper loves the porch and we keep a giant wooden painting up there so she can not bring dead birds and bunnies and leave them on the porch but at night she jumps the painting and sleeps on a wooden chair. Skitzie was the only outdoor cat you could really pet. Pepper and Friday stayed pretty feral, continued to eat lizards and birds and small snakes. Skizie got in fights with the neighborhood toms who’d showup to mooch off our cat’s food. Sometimes, they climb the tree and get on the roof at night. They are friends with a skunk who also eats summa their kibble and kinda hangs around. I don’t think thy get along with the raccoons but the racoons like the roofs according to a cowboy eccentric who lives in a hoarder trailer next door. Two days ago, my partner noted that Skitzie had gone missing and was absent from three meals straight. This morning marks his fourth meal when he is always here like clockwork, usually before the girls. He likes to hunt in the field across the street and the big machines have broken dirt to start building some development folly, sometimes he hangs out with the four indoor/outdoor cats that belong to the couple at the end of the street, three doors down, but I asked the lady and she has not seen him, either. So chances are coyotes got him, he got snakebit, or some asshole took him. It’s a bummer, all three of us feel a pang in our hearts. I also have an adult child I never hear from, so life is like a procession of insufferable losses, death, AWOL loved ones, cheap shot ripoffs, old pals who’d rather hang out with dumb, pretentious rich people, and we carry grief. I’ve been known to drink over that kindof stuff, but right now, I’m doing some part time ranch hand, jack of all odd jobs, outdoor laboring and I gotta stay wide awake and on call, between the work and parenting, there’s no time to cry. I can’t even tell you how bummed out I am, but I am endeavoring to keep my braveest grownup face on.

BILLY FUCKIN’ IDOL

In times of darkness, bullshit, deception, mass hypnotism and so much uncertainty, I still turn to rocknroll saints like Van Halen and Billy Idol for sustenance. I LAUGH at big city hipster mimosa dorks who think that having money or buying some nice shoes makes you somehow have even a glint of rocknroll authority or real genuine entertainer soulpower-these fucking gentrified cover band jokesters just get on my nerves, make me laugh almost, but these same fuckin dorks who can never shaddup about Johnny Thunders or some distant begrudging tie they have to somebody from D-Generation or Dictators or whoever, they can never recognize real rocknroll when it’s lookin’ ’em dead in the eye. BILLY FUCKIN’ IDOL is a punchline to those fakes and rubes and dorks and pay to play karaoke dorks because they find him threatening-not only is he pretty as a Presley, but  he still has the hardest rockin’ band in the business and he STILL writes great songs, which none of those rich people in the booj cities can do. That’s why all their bands predominantly covers. All they really ever do is glaot about their zipcodes, their money, their pay to play privilege-nobody cares about their dork bands. BILLY FUCKIN’ IDOL still has all the real stuff of the heart-the charisma, the poetry. Now I am running through streets that are frightening… that shit’s as real as “Untouchables” or “Stars Look Down”. He’s as good as it gets in the business of playing real rocknroll. The greasy come lately kid bands with the expensive hats and stripper tattoos don’t even come close. rocknroll is about playing SONGS, from the heart, from the heart, I couldn’t tell no lies. Thankful as fuck I can still turn to the important and life affirming punknsoul of Billy Fuckin Idol. I hope to see him live before I die. I think we’re all sick to death of all those instafame pig-media juggernaut overnight fake meta celeb-bots they force feed us nowadays and when you see or hear real authentic passionate rocknroll, you remember there’s no comparison, either you got it or you don’t, and just cause some mama’s boy dickhead can pay for a fancy costume don’t mean shit. You can’t buy real rocknroll and when you experience the real stuff, it’s impossible to play along with that middle school dork shit. BILLY FUCKIN’ IDOL‘S been saving my lifea gain and again since I was about thirteen or fourteen or some shit. Dunno if it was true but an old associate once claimed he played a song of mine for Thommy Price and the dude was said to have really liked it. I love Steve Stevens, as well! Derwood’s probably my third fave guitarist after Ronson and Honeyman Scott. I wish I could find a guy like that to make new rocknroll with. As Giovanni Vitanza from The Coma-Tones sang, aint gotta fake it cause I know how. In the punk days he was derided for being plastic punk poster pinup prettyboy danceable, but now when Strummer’s gone, Ari Up’s gone, all the crazy wild eyed beautiful outlaws are dying off one by one, he is a testament to staying wild and free. I love him like a forefather, my brethren, God Bless Him.

Billy Idol Juni 1984 in München | Verwendung weltweit
The Russian Voice: An Appreciation – by Celia Farber (substack.com)The Russian Voice: An AppreciationThe leaps, the rhythms, the humor–celiafarber.substack.com

Our Entire Civilization Is Fake And Stupid


❖You’re not jaded; everything really is just as phony and vapid as it looks.I say this because if you are reading this it’s likely the result of a personal quest for truth which has led to a gradual peeling away of the lies our society is made of. Your eyes probably found this text because you’re the sort of person who’s been trying to make sense of the world in a sea of propaganda and deception, which often results in a growing disgust not just with the power structures which oppress and tyrannize humanity, but with our entire civilization.This experience is very common for people like yourself, and it’s very common because it arises from a clear perception of reality. From the very beginning human civilization has been built around serving the interests of the powerful, from religion to philosophy to the arts to law. As the world has gotten smaller and it’s become possible to artificially manufacture culture with mass-distributed media, this has only become more the case.That’s why the more you learn about the world, the more fake and stupid our civilization looks. It’s because it is fake and stupid. Our news, our entertainment, our jobs, our legal systems, our political systems, our education systems, our financial, monetary, economic and commercial systems; the way our entire civilization is structured and organized has nothing to do with what’s true and good and everything to do with keeping human organisms compliantly turning the gears of capitalism and empire.#TheSimpsons #Simpsons #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/aWvgTUGJKP— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) February 26, 2022Mainstream culture is one giant psyop geared toward keeping people fueling the oppression machine. Not because of some grand conspiracy (though there’s plenty of that too), but because the manufacturers of culture have a vested interest in preserving our unwholesome status quo. The media are owned by plutocrats who have an interest in making sure everything they’re putting out sustains the imperial status quo upon which their kingdoms are built. The Pentagon has more influence over Hollywood than people like you or I ever will.Things get elevated to mainstream levels of attention and influence by the people with the wealth and power to elevate them, and they’re always going to elevate things which serve their interests by manufacturing consent for the status quo their wealth and power are premised upon, not things which harm their interests like material that expands class consciousness or highlights the depravity of the US-centralized empire.So mainstream culture presents a fraudulent image of reality. It’s written into the code of everything that’s mass produced — not just in Prager University lectures on the evils of socialism or propagandistic news stories about weapons of mass destruction, but in sitcoms, in advertisements, in clothing brands, in pop music, in textbooks, in trends. When it’s not constant messaging that capitalism is totally working and the world is ordered in a more or less sane and truth-based way, it’s manipulations designed to shape our values and measures of self-worth to make us into better gear-turners.If you’re noticing this ubiquitous fraudulence, it’s not because you’re becoming distant from the rest of society, it’s because you’re becoming more intimate with it. You’re getting in real close, so close you can see the nuts and bolts of it, see how the sausage is made.The Phoniest, Most PR-Intensive War Of All Time”Now, I know what you’re thinking: how is Zelensky making time for a Vogue photoshoot amidst his busy schedule of PR appearances for other major western institutions?”https://t.co/stflCQnrtw— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) July 27, 2022So if this is happening to you, don’t worry. You’re not turning into some kind of jaded hipster who’s too cool for what everyone else is into, you’re just seeing the bullshit for what it is. Sure a rejection of mainstream culture can just be pure ego-driven “look at me I’m so special” crap, but it’s also what happens when you sincerely move in for a closer look at the mass-scale psychological fabric of human civilization.This is what Terence McKenna was talking about when he said “The cost of sanity in this society is a certain level of alienation.” And it’s what Jiddu Krishnamurti was pointing at when he said “It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” A lucid perception of reality today will necessarily be accompanied by the ever-present smell of bullshit.And that’s not your fault. It’s not your fault that you were born into this world where so much of everything is fake and stupid. So be gentle with yourself in your sense of alienation. And take comfort in knowing that others see what you’re seeing too.But mainly learn to take comfort in the fact that, just underneath the logos and screens and suburbs and Hollywood actors pretending to be people, reality is roaring. There’s a whole world of wonder and authenticity shining ferociously from just beneath the surface. It’s just got nothing to do with the artificial culture that’s been mass-produced by the powerful and funneled into our minds.Zelensky rings New York Stock Exchange bell, launching campaign to entice foreign investors while crushing labor rights of Ukrainians.His appearance coincided with the Euro’s collapse and economic crisis fueled by the Ukraine proxy warBy @RealAlexRubi https://t.co/KAiwt94ECD— The Grayzone (@TheGrayzoneNews) September 7, 2022Underneath all the social engineering and power-serving control mechanisms, there’s a whole life of raw terrestriality that is much, much older and much, much stronger than the lies of the machine. You can see it crackling everywhere, even in the densest parts of the matrix.You can see it in the sky. You can see it in the bushes and the pigeons. But you can also see it in the bus billboards and skyscrapers, in the flashing signs and blaring screens. And you can see it in the giant-brained bipedal primates you’re surrounded by each day, hiding just behind the dance of imperial fraudulence in their heads. You can see it even in those who are most asleep at the wheel, the most enslaved to the mind viruses of the machine, if you look. Once you learn to see it, you can observe nature winking at you even from inside the most rage-faced pundits and most self-absorbed social natterers. It’s there.In reality this sense of alienation is just an awkward transition phase between buying into the imperial dreamworld and a deep, deep intimacy with humanity as it really is beneath all the obnoxious programming. Beyond the revulsion at the phony facepuppets, something ancient, authentic, and exuberant is dancing. And it is more real and more true than our disgust with this civilization.Look closer and you see the fraudulence. Look even closer and you see what’s real. Your sense of alienation is entirely valid and based in truth, but we’re not meant to stay there. Truth beckons us forward. Truth is beckoning us all forward. And these mind cages they have built for us aren’t real enough to hold us in for much longer.
(-Caitlin Johnstone)

Angela Davis – Portrait of a revolutionary – YouTube

Angela Davis – Portrait of a revolutionary

Angela: Angela Davis, that is. At the start of filming in 1969 she was an unknown philosophy professor at UCLA, but by the time the committed communist was imprisoned shortly thereafter, she was already an icon. The film shows Davis both in public and private: at seminars, at demonstrations for political prisoners and the Black Panthers and at …www.youtube.comThe Right to Be Left Alone – Activist PostABC Tried to Bury This James Baldwin Interview. Four Decades Later, It’s Blisteringly Relevant. – YouTube
ABC Tried to Bury This James Baldwin Interview. Four Decades Later, It’s Blisteringly Relevant.Buried by ABC at the time, the segment has resurfaced over four decades later, revealing a unique glimpse into Baldwin’s private life—as well as his resounding criticism about white fragility, as blisteringly relevant today as it was in 1979. Video Credit: Sylvia Chase: Writer, interviewer, Narrator Joseph Lovett: Producer, Director Richard …www.youtube.com“Hey, bet you forgot about the Afghans who worked for the U.S. & West still in limbo while the West went all out for Ukrainian refugees. Can anyone help me understand the difference in treatment?” (-Ajamu Baraka)

They Are Definitely Getting Prepared. Are You? – Activist Post

GOLDEN RAT 


Hiroshi Nakagome, the Japanese Johnny Thunders of the GOLDEN ARMS and World Famous Mister Ratboy from Pillbox, Motorcycle Boy and Sour Jazz have a cool new record out on Vicious Kitten, the Australian Label that used to be a fanzine in the early nineties. This is their new video!!!

NEWS SPORTS AND WEATHER DESK:

While U.S. Leaders Moralize About Alleged Human Rights Abuses in Russia and China To Justify Proxy Wars, Prisoners in the U.S. Routinely Suffer From Inhumane Treatment – CovertAction Magazine

Jackson Water Crisis: A legacy of environmental racism? and Justice for Jackson: Help Us Fix Jackson’s Water System | Black Agenda Report

The Chris Hedges Report Podcast with Historian Paul Street (substack.com)

The Corbett Report – Open Source Intelligence News 

We Need a New “Church Committee” to Curb Massive Intelligence Agency Criminality Ranging From Illegal Surveillance to Torture and Assassination – CovertAction Magazine


Thirty Six Percent of Mass Shooters Were Trained by the U.S. Military, But Few Americans Know This Because the Media Never Report It – CovertAction Magazine

Laundering Black Rage | Black Agenda Report

“Ukraine was ordered to launch an offensive even though the military thought it was unwise. The military leaders don’t understand this is a PR war. With the offensive, ruling class servants are able to steal more of the peoples resources for MIC.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

The trouble with ERIC | Greg Palast (podbean.com)

Classified | VAGUE SCARE (bandcamp.com)

“Democrats are favored to win the Senate. Republicans are favored to win the House. Working families are favored to lose both.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

Top 10 Reasons Sweden and Finland Will Regret Joining NATO – scheerpost.com

“As Zelensky outlaws labor organizing, he appeared on Wall Street to launch #AdvantageUkraine, a shameless appeal for the corporate plunder of Ukraine which promises rapid deregulation and features the country’s arms industry at the top of its “investment menu” (-Max Blumenthal)

I LOVE NEW WAVE!

 A French kiss that will smear your lipstick | Reviews (i94bar.com)

Sentient | Other-ed (bandcamp.com)

No Gods No Masters But Glitter | Other-ed (bandcamp.com)

MIKE’S SIXTIETH BIRTHDAY CONCERT IN FINLAND TO FEATURE HIS SOLO BAND, DEMOLITION 23, & A REUNION OF ORIGINAL ROCKS LINEUP! WOW!

One of the greatest bands of all time are reuniting the original lineup for One Night Only! Of course we all love and miss Razzle, but you know Gyp Casino played on the first three Hanoi Rocks classics and now they are getting back together! As my old pal Chaz Halo says, I also hope a lot of footage washes up on youtube since neither of us are in the money enough to fly to Finland, but this is real big news for all of us weirdo glitter/glam kids who grew up loving that band and their uniquely inimitable brand of original, amphetamine punk-rockabilly-ska-disco-psychedelic-honky tonkin-sleaze anthem, stardusted surf and scuzz, downtown gutter punknroll! Holy Smokes!! Ya know? I’ve been liking the Lordsy new MM group song, “Derelict Palace”, it’ a little post-punk or new wave. I’m pretty lit about the big show. History in the making. How awesome would it be if they came to the States? I know a Lords Of The New Church influenced guttersnipe goth gang that might be willing to reunite to open for ’em at the Whiskey or wherever. Lucky Sugarbuzz from the legendary Hollywood glam rag Sugarbuzz Magazine said: “WOW!!!!!!!” My new new wave starlet friend and idol Laurent Chopard from Other-ed, says, “I saw that earlier! Crazy and even crazier with Demolition 23 opening! I hope they’ll play at least one show in London on a weekend but I’m afraid it’s just going to be a one shot. This one is too short notice for me to go…” Evad Fromme from Moonchasers and 13 Knots said, “I saw this. I hope they play more shows. Would love to see them. I’d like it if they just played the Bangkok Shocks record front to back!” John Dissed, the free speech advocate and songwriting stalwart said, “That’s so cool. Mystery City is my fav too! Had that in high school and played the shit out of it. Great songs.” Brian Morgan NYC guitarist from The Carvels, Saviors, and Disruptors sez, “HA! I was gonna send this to you when I got home from work. Who’d have ever thought, yeah? So what HAS Gyp Casino been up to for, um, almost 40 years? I must say, Andy looks pretty bad. I keep seeing the rubber tip on his cane in this pic and thinking of puffy gray velcro tennis shoes and big visor sunglasses, a retirement community in Florida, yeesh. I guess a good reminder to at least try to keep up SOME sort of maintenance as we rock’n’roll into our dotage. Shame it’s in Finland, I’d go for sure. Then again, I’m planning to be up front center in Glasgow in November for the original Damned line-up’s gig. Bless ’em all! “

Original Hanoi Rocks lineup to reunite for Michael Monroe’s 60th birthday celebration – Metal Edge Magazine

REUNITED … Hanoi Rocks to Reunite Original Line-Up to Celebrate Michael Monroe’s 60th Birthday at Concert in Helsinki Finland – Metal Sludge

“Liberalism is counter-revolutionary”: An Interview with Kalonji Jama Changa | Black Agenda Report

NINE O’CLOCK DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR KIDS ARE?

Up early listening to the big machines outside-this used to be a quiet deadend street, mostly empty old trailers only inhabited by elderly people for about two or three months in the winters-second homes. One guy down the block died and they never cleaned up his debris or resold his place-another guy died and it looks like they might be preparing it for resell, but most people don’t wanna live in this part of town because of the holy shit high heat and two or three obvious drug dealer houses-you know the vibe-all night traffic, shady lady, high fences, shifty customers with broken windshields, barking twin pitbulls. Also, the stinky sewage treatment plant and the stinky river both smell like shit, however some gentrifying home builder has built three pop up McMansions down the road and there are plans to build 100 new apartments in the field across the swamp ditch. So yeah, we are kinda feeling the need to imminently relocate looming over us like a shadow. We had to scrap our plans to move to Joshua Tree during the grueling two year long Covid clampdowns and now they’ve jacked the rents up even higher in that whole region, two small mom n pop greasy spoon restaurants closed last week in my ‘ville, ya know I’m a dishwasher, so it’s not like we are as mobile as we once were-even the notoriously bullshit mainstream media is having to admit that millions of Murkkkans are being evicted or falling to houselessness while the government gives always mor billionaire handouts to their proxy forces in the Ukraine and Israel and the big propaganda unreality tv silences real journalists and doctors and intelligence experts and historians and focuses mostly on glamourizing cults, cannibals, models who only ever vote for endless wars, and handouts to their billionaire police-stat donor class bosses, and glorifying the oligarchy. I have anxiety, where we’re gonna live, how we’re gonna keep paying these outrageous Reset gouger electric-grocery-gas-and rent bills. Honestly, man, I could use a fucking drink. Alas, I have to work today, doing some landscaping for a land baroness who may or may not give us the privilege of becoming on call servants, laboring at her whim, in exchange for renting one of her prohibitively expensive, rundown properties she bought years and years ago at auction in this dead end desert, end of the road ghost town, where people come to die. I finally heard from one of my talented, beautiful, long absent children, who seems to be thriving in the Big City Of Hipsters. It was thrilling to hear his voice. I live for those kids. Sadly, it’s just not viable for us to live in those overpriced, urbanized, legal reefer, rich people zipcodes anymore. All these tech platform purges of left activists and dissident journalists should have everybody fretting, but so many of my former roll call just stay in that Netflix N Pharma, cozy, NPR hypnospell, I can’t reach ’em anymore. they all just wannabe faux woke and Tik Tok famous. My outdoor semi-feral boy cat buddy, “Skitzey”, has missed three meals and while I know the cats tend to go into hiding, like under the trailer and stuff, during heat waves or when all the noisy machines are growling, it’s not like that fella to skip any meals, and while it’s premature to mourn, there’s been talk of coyotes eating yard pets in this town, and we had a kind cowboy artist friend wrangle a rattlesnake who was having a reckoning with the missing cat’s sister about a week ago, so I’m kinda upset by the little boy’s disappearance, he’s lived in our carport/garage/porch area for about three years now and rids the area of rodents. I keep goin’ outside, searchin’ the alley and the trail for him. My disabled teenager outside in the rocks calling his name would break your heart.

The Historic Collapse of Journalism – Consortium News

Revealed: US & EU Plans To Plunder Ukraine (mintpressnews.com)

Kris Millegan on Twitter: “”Publisher Kris Millegan talks with Whitney Webb about her new book (in 2 volumes), ONE NATION UNDER BLACKMAIL: The Sordid Union between Intelligence and Organized Crime That Gave Rise to Jeffrey Epstein, and…” https://t.co/aeCEq7Lw9m” / Twitter

Intelligence Expert Believes CIA Behind Car Bomb Assassination of Daughter of Alexander Dugin – CovertAction Magazine

Biden’s MAGA Obsession Won’t Help Democrats | Black Agenda Report

MEDIA SUCKERS LOVE FAKE CELEBRITIES GLORIFYING WAR AND CARNAGEZelensky rings New York Stock Exchange bell as Euro dips below dollar – The Grayzone

“Senator Marco Rubio is despicable.” (-Medea Benjamin Code Pink)

Belly of the Beast on Twitter: “FL Sen @marcorubio takes sole credit for Cuba policy under Trump — and Biden — in a @Telemundo51 interview. The policy he boasts “directly designing” ended a historic U.S.-Cuba detente and has devastated Cuba’s economy, leading to widespread scarcities of food, fuel and medicine. https://t.co/h72nr4iuMx” / Twitter

“Just when we thought Israel couldn’t get any creepier, now they are policing Palestinian love, literally.” (-Ariel Gold)

Gaza Fights for Freedom | Means TV

The United States has many political prisoners. Here’s a list – Multipolarista

The little boat and the big idea | Local News | hometownsource.com

“Further escalation in Ukraine should be unthinkable, but so should endless warfare that slowly and agonizingly destroys Ukraine.” (-Medea Benjamin)

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/09/05/peace-talks-essential-war-rages-ukraine

“Cuba exports doctors while the US exports war. It’s beyond time to pressure Biden to drop this outrageous terrorist designation as well as end the criminal blockade once & for all. Stop punishing this small country for charting its own path. Let Cuba live!” (-Abby Martin)

Sanctions Fuel the Fire (letcubalive.info)

“When the U.S. & Europe finally decide to stop sacrificing Ukrainians & end the war Ukraine will have to be demilitarized & neutral. Yet, the psychos making decisions pretend that they will be able to avoid that inevitability.” 

(-Ajamu Baraka)

“The majority of people in the US and millions more are at risk of eviction in the next month.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“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.” (-Jimmy Dore)

“Even mainstream media outlets in Brazil and the US have acknowledged that fascist leader Bolsonaro and his multimillionaire capitalist oligarch backers have been discussing launching a military coup if he loses the election.” (-Ben Norton)

“100,000 Czechs protest their government’s support of the NATO proxy war in Ukraine and the controlled demolition of Europe’s economy. The rally brought together Communist party activists with members of right-wing Freedom & Direct Democracy Party.” (-Max Blumenthal)

“The very fact that these neoliberal corporate hacks can say this and get away with it is a graphic example of the corruption of organized labor & lack of class consciousness among working class.” (-Ajamu Baraka scoffing at pants suit hack Kopmala bullshitting about Biden support for working people on Labor Day)

“President Joseph Biden: “This is a nation that rejects violence as a political tool. We do not encourage violence.” Senator Joseph Biden: “I was suggesting we bomb Belgrade. I was suggesting we send American pilots in and blow up all the bridges…” (-Max Blumenthal)

It’s Not Okay For Grown Adults To Say The Ukraine Invasion Was “Unprovoked”
On a recent interview with the Useful Idiots podcast, Noam Chomsky repeated his argument that the only reason we hear the word “unprovoked” every time anyone mentions Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the mainstream news media is because it absolutely was provoked, and they know it.”Right now if you’re a respectable writer and you want to write in the main journals, you talk about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, you have to call it ‘the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine,” Chomsky said. “It’s a very interesting phrase; it was never used before. You look back, you look at Iraq, which was totally unprovoked, nobody ever called it ‘the unprovoked invasion of Iraq.’ In fact I don’t know if the term was ever used — if it was it was very marginal. Now you look it up on Google, and hundreds of thousands of hits. Every article that comes out has to talk about the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.””Why? Because they know perfectly well it was provoked,” Chomsky said. “That doesn’t justify it, but it was massively provoked. Top US diplomats have been talking about this for 30 years, even the head of the CIA.”Chomsky is of course correct here. The imperial media and their brainwashed automatons have spent half a year mindlessly bleating the word “unprovoked” in relation to this war, but one question none of them ever have a straight answer for is this: if the invasion of Ukraine was unprovoked, how come so many western experts spent years warning that the actions of western governments would provoke an invasion of Ukraine?Because, as Chomsky notes, that is indeed the case. A few days after the invasion began this past February a guy named Arnaud Bertrand put together an extremely viral Twitter thread that just goes on and on and on about the various diplomats, analysts and academics in the west who have over the years been warning that a dangerous confrontation with Russia was coming because of NATO advancements toward its borders, interventionism in Ukraine, and various other aggressions. It contains examples like John Mearsheimer explicitly warning in 2015 that “the west is leading Ukraine down the primrose path, and the end result is that Ukraine is going to get wrecked,” and Pat Buchanan warning all the way back in 1999 that “By moving NATO onto Russia’s front porch, we have scheduled a twenty-first-century confrontation.”Empire apologists love claiming that the invasion of Ukraine had nothing to do with NATO expansionism (their claims generally based on brazen misrepresentations of what Vladimir Putin has said about Russia’s reasons for the war), but that’s silly. The US war machine was continuing to taunt the possibility of NATO membership for Ukraine right up until the invasion, a threat it refused to take off the table since placing it there in 2008 despite knowing full well that this threat was an incendiary provocation to Moscow.Most fascinating thing about the Ukraine war is the sheer number of top strategic thinkers who warned for years that it was coming if we continued down the same path.No-one listened to them and here we are.Small compilation �� of these warnings, from Kissinger to Mearsheimer.— Arnaud Bertrand (@RnaudBertrand) March 1, 2022This is to say nothing of the US empire actively fomenting a violent uprising in 2014 which ousted Kyiv’s sitting government and fractured the nation between its more Moscow-loyal populations to the east and the more US/EU-friendly parts of the country. This led to the annexation of Crimea (overwhelmingly supported by the people who live there) and eight years of brutal warfare against Russia-backed separatists in the Donbas. Ukrainian attacks on those separatists are known to have increased exponentially in the days leading up to the invasion, and it has been argued that this is what provoked Putin’s final decision to commit to invading (which was a last-minute decision according to US intelligence).The US power alliance could very easily have prevented this war with a few low-cost concessions like enshrining Ukrainian neutrality, rolling back its war machinery from Russia’s borders and sincerely pursuing detente with Moscow instead of shredding treaties and ramping up cold war escalations. Hell, it could likely have prevented this war just by protecting President Zelensky from the anti-Moscow far right nationalists who were openly threatening to lynch him if he began honoring the Minsk agreements and pursuing peace with Russia, as he was originally elected to do.Instead it knowingly chose the opposite course: continuing to float the possibility of formal NATO membership for Ukraine while pouring weapons into the nation and making it more and more of a de facto NATO member with closer and closer intimacy with the US war machine, and then either ordering, encouraging or tolerating Ukraine’s aggressive assault on Donbas separatists.Why did the empire opt for provocation over peace? Congressman Adam Schiff gave a pretty good answer to that question in January of 2020 as the road to war was being paved: “so that we can fight Russia over there, and we don’t have to fight Russia here.” If you relinquish the infantile idea that the US empire is helping its good friend Ukraine because it loves the Ukrainian people and wants them to have freedom and democracy, it’s not hard to see that the US sparked a convenient proxy war because it was in its geostrategic interests to do so, and because it wouldn’t be their lives and property getting laid to waste.Brian Berletic put out a good video a few days ago about a Pentagon-funded 2019 Rand Corporation paper titled “Extending Russia – Competing from Advantageous Ground,” which is exactly what it sounds like. The US Army-commissioned paper details how the empire can use proxy warfare, economic warfare and other cold war tactics to push its longtime geopolitical foe to the brink without costing American lives or sparking a nuclear conflict. It mentions Ukraine hundreds of times, and it explicitly discusses the same economic warfare tactics we’re seeing today like sanctions and attacking Russia’s energy interests in Europe (the latter of which Berletic points out is also being used to bolster US dominance over its vassals in the EU).The paper even explicitly advocates continuing to threaten NATO membership with Ukraine to draw out an aggressive response from Moscow, saying, “While NATO’s requirement for unanimity makes it unlikely that Ukraine could gain membership in the foreseeable future, Washington’s pushing this possibility could boost Ukrainian resolve while leading Russia to redouble its efforts to forestall such a development.”President Biden has made calls for regime change in Moscow that can’t even really be called thinly disguised, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has openly said that the plan is to use this war to “weaken” Russia, which other US officials have told the press is indeed the policy. Comments from the Biden administration continually make it clear that the US alliance is buckling down to keep this war going for years to come, which would fit in nicely with Washington’s known track record of deliberately drawing Russia into military quagmires against US proxies in both Afghanistan and Syria.So make no mistake, behind all the phony hand-wringing and flag-waving, the US-centralized empire is getting exactly what it wants from this conflict. It gets to overextend Russia militarily and financially, promote its narratives around the world, rehabilitate the image of US interventionismexpand internet censorship, expand militarily, bolster control over its European client states, and all it costs is a little pretend empire money that gets funneled into the military-industrial complex anyway.Which is why when it looked like peace was at risk of breaking out in the early days of the conflict, the empire sent in Boris Johnson to tell Zelensky that even if he is ready for the war to end, his partners to the west were not.Russia and Ukraine agreed to a negotiated settlement to end the war in April, but British Prime Minister Boris Johnson intervened to stop the peace deal.The US and EU instead escalated the proxy war, as the Biden admin admitted, to try to “weaken” Moscowhttps://t.co/xsCvovq8Km— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) September 4, 2022So as you can see, the notion that this war is “unprovoked” is a fart-brained fairy tale for idiots and children; there’s no excuse for a grown adult with internet access and functioning brain matter to ever say such a thing. If China had backed a coup in Mexico and now had a loyal vassal in Mexico City who was letting Beijing distribute weapons along the US border while continually shelling English-speaking separatists in Baja California who are seeking US annexation, there’s no question that Washington would consider this a provocation and would respond accordingly. You can tell me that’s not true, but we’d both know you’re lying.But as Chomsky said, the press are still spouting this “unprovoked” nonsense anyway.”Russia is widely believed to have been taken aback by the West’s assertive and unified response to its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine,” reads a CNBC article published just minutes prior to this writing.”The diplomatic visit underlines the importance of the Russian relationship for China, even in the face of international blow back against Moscow after its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine earlier this year,” reads a new report from CNN hot off the presses.”It was an unprovoked attack on a sovereign country,” a source is quoted as saying in another CNN article published a few hours ago.It is, as Chomsky observed, really freaky how hard they’ve been hitting us with this line every time the invasion of Ukraine is mentioned. It seems like every time it comes up they’re obligated to say it, like how Michael Jackson had a quota for how often MTV hosts were obligated to refer to him as “The King of Pop Michael Jackson” when his name was mentioned.In the mass media you’re not allowed to talk about the known US/NATO/Ukraine actions which experts have been warning for many years would lead us to where we’re at. You’re only allowed to say Putin attacked Ukraine completely unprovoked, in a vacuum, solely because he is evil and hates freedom. And you have to do it while saying the word “unprovoked” at every opportunity.NATO chief admits that NATO allies have been training and arming Ukraine since 2014.Something to remember whenever Western media refers to an “unprovoked” invasion. pic.twitter.com/SGHF46yayz— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) August 29, 2022Empire apologists get upset when you talk about the fact that this war was provoked because a large amount of empire apologia in 2022 is built around pretending that provocation just isn’t a thing. By some trick of Orwellian doublethink, this concept we’ve all lived our entire lives knowing about and understanding is now suddenly a freakish and ridiculous invention of the Kremlin.We’re all guilty of doing the things we knowingly choose to do. If I choose to provoke someone into doing something bad, then they’re guilty of choosing to do the bad thing, but I am also guilty of provoking them. I’m not saying anything new here; this is the plot behind any movie or show with a sneaky or manipulative villain, and it’s been a part of our storytelling since ancient times. Nobody has ever walked out of Shakespeare’s Othello thinking that maybe Iago was just an innocent bystander who was trying to help out his friends.Most of us learn that provocation is real as children with siblings, kicking the other under the table or whatever to provoke a loud outburst, and we’ve understood it ever since. But in 2022 everyone’s pretending that this extremely basic, kindergarten-level concept is some kind of bizarre, alien gibberish. It’s intensely stupid, and it needs to stop.Empire apologists will also argue that saying Russia was provoked into invading by the US empire is like saying a rape victim provoked her rapist by wearing a tight skirt, or a battered wife provoked her abuser by disobeying him. And as a survivor of multiple rapes and an abusive relationship I must say I find it extremely offensive when people compare blaming the most powerful empire that has ever existed for its well-documented aggressions to blaming victims of rape and domestic violence. The poor widdle globe-spanning empire is not comparable to a rape victim, and if you find yourself thinking that it is it’s time to re-think your entire worldview.It’s not okay to be a grown adult in September of 2022 and still say the invasion of Ukraine was unprovoked. You’ve got a brain between your ears and an entire internet of information at your fingertips. Use them.”The US military budget was already more than three times more than the next-largest spender (China), more than the next 12 countries combined. Just randomly toss another $45 billion onto the pile. The excuses: inflation and Ukraine. What about the living standard of Americans?” (-Glenn Greenwald)Immobility Plan 2035 – Activist Post

“Liberalism is not leftism. Liberalism is reformism. And capitalism and imperialism cannot be reformed.” (-Danny Haiphong on the red carpet diversity muppets who pretend to care about healthcare, eviction moratorium, universal housing, student debt forgiveness, demilitarization of police during election, then vote for more war and giveaways for billionaires when Pelosi orders them to)

Autocracy, American-Style – Consortium News

“This monstrosity destroyed Libya”. (-Danny Haiphong on Hillary Clinton)

“Haiti and Honduras too.” (-Ahimsa Mediation)

“The U.S is not only waging a war on other nations via sanctions & interventions, it’s also waging an economic war on its own people. The sooner U.S Americans realize their enemy isn’t people in other nations but the fascists in power, the sooner they can begin to stop the empire.” (-Fiorella Isabel)

Maximillian Alvarez on Twitter: “Keeping the #LaborDay solidarity going, ICYMI on @WorkingPod I spoke with Amazon worker & union organizer @AmazonUnionofKY. Matt was fired in suspected retaliation for his organizing. Help spread the word & donate to his survival fund if you can ❤️ ✊🏾” / Twitter

Maximillian Alvarez on Twitter“Keeping the #LaborDay solidarity going, ICYMI on @WorkingPod I spoke with Amazon worker & union organizer @AmazonUnionofKY. Matt was fired in suspected retaliation for his organizing. Help spread the word & donate to his survival fund if you can ❤️ ✊🏾”twitter.com

“YouTube has censored

@Action4Assange’s latest panel raising awareness about the plight of political prisoner Julian Assange. Viewed must sign in then pass through two baseless warnings about “inappropriate”  content. https://youtu.be/acR0t6mjwAk” (-Max Blumenthal)

“Don’t let them fool you. The so-called richest nation in the world could fund healthcare and housing for all, but it doesn’t want to because then it couldn’t exploit poor and working class people.” (-Ryan Knight)

“If Julian Assange is silenced, others will also be gagged either directly or by the fear of persecution and prosecution.”—

@StefSimanowitz

@amnesty#FreeAssangeNOW#DropTheCharges

“Biden is literally to the right of Henry Kissinger and people are trying to say he is ‘the most progressive president in history’ lmao.” (-Benjamin Carollo)

Roger Waters begs Olena Zelenska to “stop the slaughter” (faroutmagazine.co.uk)

“Assange had a stroke in the courtroom and no court official even noticed. That tells you all you need to know: A victim of torture – suffering the  health consequences of torture – should not be extradited or even tried. He should be freed.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m97-oPi5_rI

FREE THE PRESS!!!

WikiLeaks

@wikileaks

Nelson Mandela:”No one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails” Alleged #Vault7 source Joshua Schulte (whose retrial began on Tuesday), held in ‘barbaric conditions in US prison’, in an inhumane existence, “worse than death”

https://pix11.com/news/national-news/ex-cia-engineer-in-wikileaks-case-says-hes-incarcerated-like-an-animal/

In Vault 7 Leak Trial Schulte Crosses FBI Agent On How Secret CIA Site Has Visitors Center, Pompeo (substack.com)

Priti Patel, hear this loud and clear: Julian Assange must not be handed over to the US | Duncan Campbell | The Guardian

JOHN KIRIAKOU: A Whistleblower’s Agony – scheerpost.com

“Every person in the United States should be able to claim Raytheon as a dependent on their taxes.” (-Drop The MIC)

“The big winners of the Biden Presidency have been Pfizer, Moderna, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. If you think Biden is doing a good job you shouldn’t be mocking Trumpers”

(-Black In The Empire)

“At a Council on Foreign Relations forum about “fake news,” former Editor at Time Magazine Richard Stengel directly states that he supports the use of propaganda on American citizens – then shuts the session down when challenged about how propaganda is used against the third world…Ben Decker also labels the alleged leak of documents last year showing offshore accounts in the Cayman Islands associated with Emmanuel Macron as fake news, despite the fact that the leak’s authenticity has never been definitively confirmed or debunked.” (-William Craddick)

 “Biden is spending money, but he is not spending money on the people. He is spending on the military and proxy wars in order to expand U.S. imperialism and enrich U.S. oligarchs at our expense.” (-Ryan Knight)

“That Biden is credibly called a socialist by electorally viable congressional candidates who clearly have no idea what socialism actually is, to me indicates that our Overton window is now centered somewhere between Genghis Khan and Mussolini.” (-mousdrvr on Twitter)

You might even find that expanding consciousness in one way helps your ability to expand it in other ways. You might find for example that expanding your awareness of how your own mind operates gives you more awareness of how other people’s minds operate, and how they can be manipulated by powerful people using propaganda. You may also find for example that expanding your awareness of the plight of people less socioeconomically and geopolitically advantaged than yourself expands your own personal awareness of the various socioeconomic and geopolitical dynamics which have given rise to the way your life is right now. You may also find for example that expanding your consciousness of your own inner processes gives you a serenity which makes it easier to look squarely at the horrors you encounter when expanding your awareness of what’s going on in the world, and gives you the humility to see that you are not fully separate from those horrors.

The game of humanity will keep improving as long as our consciousness keeps expanding. I’d go so far as saying that’s the only thing that can cause things to get better, and that failing to do it guarantees things will get worse.

Like a video game, I believe we humans are free to either win this game or lose it. We will either keep expanding our awareness of what’s really going on in this weird universe our mothers birthed us into, or we will wipe ourselves out via nuclear war or ecocide.

Either way, if you choose to accept what’s being said here, we do each have the power to make things better by exactly one unit of human effort. We can help spread awareness of what’s going on in the world by fighting the lies we’ve been told by the powerful and drawing attention to things the powerful would rather keep hidden. We can help spread awareness of the human condition with art and with empathy. We can expand our own consciousness by getting very curious about how we operate and what makes us tick, and being very real with ourselves about what we find in that exploration.

Whatever you choose to believe about all this, it’s your adventure. I wish you the best in your travels.

(-Cait Johnstone) 

I think we are constantly faced with the same decision. The decision to be blindly obedient to authority versus the decision to try and change things by fighting the powers that be is always, throughout history, the only decision.Abbie Hoffman

Chris Hedges: Let’s Stop Pretending America Is a Functioning Democracy (mintpressnews.com)

” Here’s how the US government built a fake Ukrainian “resistance” funded thru the Nat’l Endowment for Democracy, Solidarity Ctr & other CIA-linked orgs, & here’s why DSA members are promoting this “resistance” to justify imperialist war vs Russia.” (-Eric London) The Democratic Socialists of America and the invention of the pro-imperialist “Ukrainian resistance” – World Socialist Web Site (wsws.org)

“Think about what scummy liars these Democrats are. They write books boasting about how they bullied Cuba not to let Snowden pass through, thus trapping him in Russia. Then they use his presence in Russia to imply he’s a spy: when they *know* he’s there because they forced that.” (-Glenn Greenwald)

“A virulent manipulator’s entire social existence revolves around influencing the narratives people have about what’s going on in their circle in a way that benefits the manipulator.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“The censorship against me continues. It appears

@Spotify

 has not only deleted my podcast “Moment of Clarity,” they have now deleted my artist profile and my 2 comedy albums from years ago. I was given no warning or reason for this. I also learned recently that a writer for a mainstream outlet personally tried to include positive mentions of me & my work in multiple articles & had them yanked out by her editor. Even just a positive sentence about me is forbidden in mainstream outlets.

Simply for being anti-war and anti-imperialist, I am the most-censored comedian in America. You can keep supporting my work by becoming a member at LeeCamp dot net.” (-Lee Camp)

“Joe Biden, don’t come to Los Angeles like you’ve been some vanguard for human rights!”

@CornelWest goes off on the crimes of the U.S. empire, and calls for democracy from the bottom-up rather than neoliberal identity politics.

“Biden did not send $54 billion in military aid to help Ukraine. He sent it to fight a proxy war with Russia “down to the last Ukrainian.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“The two established wings of the oligarchy, the old Republican Party represented by politicians such as Liz Cheney, one of two Republicans on the committee, and the Bush family, are now united with the Democratic Party elite into one ruling political entity. The ruling parties were already in lock step for decades on the major issues, including: war, trade deals, austerity, the militarization of police, prisons, government surveillance and assaults on civil liberties. They worked in tandem to pervert and destroy democratic institutions on behalf of the rich and corporations. They desperately work together now to stave off the revolt by enraged and betrayed white working men and women… (-Chris Hedges)

Usually when you ask somebody in college why they are there, they’ll tell you it’s to get an education. The truth of it is, they are there to get the degree so that they can get ahead in the rat race. Too many college radicals are two-timing punks. The only reason you should be in college is to destroy it.Abbie Hoffman

“The US-centralized empire is a giant macrocosm of this entire dynamic. It pours vast amounts of energy into narrative control in the form of propagandacensorshipSilicon Valley algorithm manipulation, and the war on journalism. It weaves nonstop narratives about how great it is and how horrible its enemies are. And it fears being seen more than anything in the world.

The vast globe-spanning power structure that is loosely centralized around the United States is a powerful military force and a powerful economic force, but its most potent weapon by far is its ability to control the narrative about what’s happening in the world. The use of oligarchic media, Silicon Valley and Hollywood to manipulate public thought and thereby control the way people think, act and vote at mass scale all around the world is unlike anything ever seen in any empire in history.

Propaganda only works if you don’t know it’s happening. Censorship only works if it doesn’t draw attention to the information being censored. The US empire’s nonstop campaign to control the world’s dominant narratives only works if it isn’t in the spotlight of public scrutiny. This is why those who draw attention to these things are smeared, demonized, censored, marginalized, imprisoned and worse by the managers of empire.

Manipulators hate to be seen, but if you ever find yourself in a relationship with one, your ability to escape depends upon your seeing them. This extreme clash of interests often brings up white hot rage in the manipulator which can be frightening and dangerous.

And I think humanity is entering that stage of the relationship with the US empire. A manipulator who’s just beginning to be seen by a few more pairs of eyes than it would like, causing flickerings of panic to begin to surface. Because once those eyes see what’s hidden underneath the veil of narrative manipulation, they don’t often look away. If anything, they tend to point and draw more attention to it.

It’s a scary time to be alive. But it’s also fascinating. Unlike anything that has ever happened on this planet before.

I look forward to finding out if we escape.” (-Cait Johnstone)

You are talking to a leftist. I believe in the redistribution of wealth and power in the world. I believe in universal hospital care for everyone. I believe that we should not have a single homeless person in the richest country in the world. And I believe that we should not have a C.I.A. that goes around overwhelming governments and assassinating political leaders, working for tight oligarchies around the world to protect the tight oligarchy here at home.Abbie Hoffman

The inevitable end to global white world supremacy is driving some in the West mad. It is not enough that the people of Ukraine are being sacrificed, the U.S. is making dangerous moves with China & Taiwan. (-Ajamu Baraka)

Over centuries of dynasties, upheavals and revolutions, powerful people have learned that the best way to dominate a population is to manipulate them into serving your interests while giving them the illusion of freedom and control. The invention of mass media has facilitated this new form of tyranny, as has the emergence of psychology as a field of study. These two factors have combined together to give rise to the steadily advancing science of modern propaganda.

This is why the world is as it is: because the people have been psychologically manipulated at mass scale away from using the power of their numbers to create systems that benefit them instead of a few powerful sociopaths.

This is the source of all our major problems. Understanding it, and finding ways to overcome it, is the solution. The only reason they’ve been able to control us in this way is because they understand all the many ways our minds can be manipulated better than we do.(-Cait Johnstone)

Call ’em what you want-the deep state or powers that be or one percent or oligarchy or permanent ruling class, but you gotta start admitting the shadow government and it’s media are going to crazy lengths to control our communications whether that’s through outlawing assembly, censoring dissident journalists, spying on our electronic conversations and phonecalls, deplatforming and demonestizing us for straying off their preferred narrative, or trotting Disposition Matrix Millionaire Obama out to talk pretty about need to “detoxify” the internet discourse, which is coded newspeak for clampdowns on anybody opposed to endless war and panopticon corporate wiretaps. People who go to college never heard of Cointelpro nd if they have, they can not seem to remotely contemplate that it still exists, they think the SQUAD is gonna save ’em with pro noun preferences, happy slogans, and empty justice tweets. Russiagate serves as all purpose ruling class cover story now. Same way they blamed everything on boogeymen Hussian/Gaddafi/Bin Ladin/Assad/ISIS under Bush/Cheney/Obama. Just tell ’em a boogeyman is coming for their freedom fries.

The FBI knew RussiaGate was a lie — but hid that truth (nypost.com)

Bats Should Not Be Blamed for COVID, Say Israeli Researchers + More • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

If you start researching the Davos billionaires, Bilderberg, World Economic Forum and the Klaus Scwab-Kissinger-Bill Gates transhumanist agenda being openly promoted by John Kerry, Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau and many others, of course it is horrifying that the wealthiest one percent of the one percent plan on enslaving humanity with microchips and cashless society control grid, surveillance-tech capitalism authoritarian one world government shit, and that it’s not just some whackjob Alex Jones hysteria being used to sell rightwing militia survivalist swag and vitamins anymore, but I’ll tell ya, between you and me, just us kids here, all my ex associates ALREADY seem like unfeeling, programmed droid, dystopian, transhuman cyborgs. They just obey the fucking tv, they never think for themselves, or read, and slavishly imitate whatever they watch on TV. Whatever “The Latest Thang” is. Netflix, which Obama and Chelle are involved with, is all some creepy, sick secret society programming-you can confirm that just clicking through their “programs”. I don’t watch tv or believe very much of what is firehosed at us via the mockingbird monopoly media. I think the emperors are having fun at your expense-telling you to go buy duct tape and shit. For freedom. Everytime I turn on the computer or flip through the tv hypnoscreen, I see the propagandists are still eager beaver milking the whole hog fuck out of that bullshit Thank a KKKOP capital hill psy-op story designed to manufacture populist consent for outlawing protests. Man oh man, how can people pat themselves on the back all day for their critical thinking skills supposedly cultivated at the prestigious, prohibitively expensive. posh sports university in the Pacific Northwest, and then, immediately fall for this dummy Qshaman HYSTERIA? All you hear on Pig Media nowadays, is “Putin!!!” is somehow, other side of the world responsible, not only for people disliking Hillary Clinton, but also, now for Murkkkans corporations price gouging inflation ripoffs and greedhead jackedup rents, or that Trump’s maga protest was an “insurrection” so Murkkkans should just give up their rights to protest and stand in line at Best Buy for the next round of programming updates and gadgets and obey the Davos techlords for science. All your AOC worshipping shitlib friends even love openly evil Lyn Cheney now cause she said “Orange Man Bad” and “insurrection” one million times. I thought the George Floyd protests where the undercover proud boys burned down police stations looked more like proper insurrections than when some love a man in uniform hillbillies broke a window and climbed a wall, painted their chest and messed up Pelosi’s desk, but I believe in free speech. These illuminati puppets they got infiltrating all the governments worldwide were trained at the Kissinger/Schwab Fascist School but people with Ukraine flags on their falsebook profiles never even heard of any of that. Would not believe you even if you tried to tell ’em. They got some headline today about how useless pants suit, Kopmala is gonna be “TACKLING ONLINE ABUSE”. Of course as Bill Gates and his World Economic Forum secret society friends keep changing definitions of words in the dictionary to promote their Reset plan, the meaning of abuse will be efficiently altered. “ABUSE” is when no soul bureaucrats like Kopmala keep forced-labor slaving, non violent drug offenders in for profit prisons as long as possible, to increase shareholder value. “ABUSE” is when you incarcerate black parents for truant teenagers skipping schools that are fuckedup target ranges nowadays anyways. “ABUSE” is when you send mercenaries to kidnap a publisher from a foreign embassy and lock him up in a torture gulag for years, causing him to have a stroke, for embarrassing the criminal enterprise of murderous imperialism. These shitlibs gonna change the meaning of the word “ABUSE” so it becomes anybody speaking truth about power. This is the kind of bullshit you have to resist. NOT some college asshole disapproving of a comedian. That vote blue no matter who bullshit mighta worked out for some people who were already rich and just worried about poor people disobeying some authority figure, but the majority of us are falling deeper and deper into dangerous poverty while the middle class people keep watching tv. As Ryan knight said, “Biden’s approval rating keeps falling because the people aren’t buying his lies anymore about how “great the economy” is when they can’t afford housing, healthcare, and groceries.” Matzo Ball Dan adds, “The embarrassing attempt at spinning this economic catastrophe by calling it ‘Putin’s price hike’ isn’t convincing anyone.” THESE are the kinda discussions Obama and Kopmala’s billionaire bosses have ordered them to help eradicate.

Activism Derailed, Drugs As Weapons Against Us, With John Potash (rumble.com)

Punishing patients in pain won’t reduce opioid deaths – Chicago Sun-Times (suntimes.com)

Canada’s now going fully BIO-FASCIST right before our eyes (substack.com)


On a recent interview with the Useful Idiots podcast, Noam Chomsky repeated his argument that the only reason we hear the word “unprovoked” every time anyone mentions Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the mainstream news media is because it absolutely was provoked, and they know it.”Right now if you’re a respectable writer and you want to write in the main journals, you talk about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, you have to call it ‘the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine,” Chomsky said. “It’s a very interesting phrase; it was never used before. You look back, you look at Iraq, which was totally unprovoked, nobody ever called it ‘the unprovoked invasion of Iraq.’ In fact I don’t know if the term was ever used — if it was it was very marginal. Now you look it up on Google, and hundreds of thousands of hits. Every article that comes out has to talk about the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.””Why? Because they know perfectly well it was provoked,” Chomsky said. “That doesn’t justify it, but it was massively provoked. Top US diplomats have been talking about this for 30 years, even the head of the CIA.”Chomsky is of course correct here. The imperial media and their brainwashed automatons have spent half a year mindlessly bleating the word “unprovoked” in relation to this war, but one question none of them ever have a straight answer for is this: if the invasion of Ukraine was unprovoked, how come so many western experts spent years warning that the actions of western governments would provoke an invasion of Ukraine?Because, as Chomsky notes, that is indeed the case. A few days after the invasion began this past February a guy named Arnaud Bertrand put together an extremely viral Twitter thread that just goes on and on and on about the various diplomats, analysts and academics in the west who have over the years been warning that a dangerous confrontation with Russia was coming because of NATO advancements toward its borders, interventionism in Ukraine, and various other aggressions. It contains examples like John Mearsheimer explicitly warning in 2015 that “the west is leading Ukraine down the primrose path, and the end result is that Ukraine is going to get wrecked,” and Pat Buchanan warning all the way back in 1999 that “By moving NATO onto Russia’s front porch, we have scheduled a twenty-first-century confrontation.”Empire apologists love claiming that the invasion of Ukraine had nothing to do with NATO expansionism (their claims generally based on brazen misrepresentations of what Vladimir Putin has said about Russia’s reasons for the war), but that’s silly. The US war machine was continuing to taunt the possibility of NATO membership for Ukraine right up until the invasion, a threat it refused to take off the table since placing it there in 2008 despite knowing full well that this threat was an incendiary provocation to Moscow.Most fascinating thing about the Ukraine war is the sheer number of top strategic thinkers who warned for years that it was coming if we continued down the same path.No-one listened to them and here we are.Small compilation �� of these warnings, from Kissinger to Mearsheimer.— Arnaud Bertrand (@RnaudBertrand) March 1, 2022This is to say nothing of the US empire actively fomenting a violent uprising in 2014 which ousted Kyiv’s sitting government and fractured the nation between its more Moscow-loyal populations to the east and the more US/EU-friendly parts of the country. This led to the annexation of Crimea (overwhelmingly supported by the people who live there) and eight years of brutal warfare against Russia-backed separatists in the Donbas. Ukrainian attacks on those separatists are known to have increased exponentially in the days leading up to the invasion, and it has been argued that this is what provoked Putin’s final decision to commit to invading (which was a last-minute decision according to US intelligence).The US power alliance could very easily have prevented this war with a few low-cost concessions like enshrining Ukrainian neutrality, rolling back its war machinery from Russia’s borders and sincerely pursuing detente with Moscow instead of shredding treaties and ramping up cold war escalations. Hell, it could likely have prevented this war just by protecting President Zelensky from the anti-Moscow far right nationalists who were openly threatening to lynch him if he began honoring the Minsk agreements and pursuing peace with Russia, as he was originally elected to do.Instead it knowingly chose the opposite course: continuing to float the possibility of formal NATO membership for Ukraine while pouring weapons into the nation and making it more and more of a de facto NATO member with closer and closer intimacy with the US war machine, and then either ordering, encouraging or tolerating Ukraine’s aggressive assault on Donbas separatists.Why did the empire opt for provocation over peace? Congressman Adam Schiff gave a pretty good answer to that question in January of 2020 as the road to war was being paved: “so that we can fight Russia over there, and we don’t have to fight Russia here.” If you relinquish the infantile idea that the US empire is helping its good friend Ukraine because it loves the Ukrainian people and wants them to have freedom and democracy, it’s not hard to see that the US sparked a convenient proxy war because it was in its geostrategic interests to do so, and because it wouldn’t be their lives and property getting laid to waste.Brian Berletic put out a good video a few days ago about a Pentagon-funded 2019 Rand Corporation paper titled “Extending Russia – Competing from Advantageous Ground,” which is exactly what it sounds like. The US Army-commissioned paper details how the empire can use proxy warfare, economic warfare and other cold war tactics to push its longtime geopolitical foe to the brink without costing American lives or sparking a nuclear conflict. It mentions Ukraine hundreds of times, and it explicitly discusses the same economic warfare tactics we’re seeing today like sanctions and attacking Russia’s energy interests in Europe (the latter of which Berletic points out is also being used to bolster US dominance over its vassals in the EU).The paper even explicitly advocates continuing to threaten NATO membership with Ukraine to draw out an aggressive response from Moscow, saying, “While NATO’s requirement for unanimity makes it unlikely that Ukraine could gain membership in the foreseeable future, Washington’s pushing this possibility could boost Ukrainian resolve while leading Russia to redouble its efforts to forestall such a development.”President Biden has made calls for regime change in Moscow that can’t even really be called thinly disguised, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has openly said that the plan is to use this war to “weaken” Russia, which other US officials have told the press is indeed the policy. Comments from the Biden administration continually make it clear that the US alliance is buckling down to keep this war going for years to come, which would fit in nicely with Washington’s known track record of deliberately drawing Russia into military quagmires against US proxies in both Afghanistan and Syria.So make no mistake, behind all the phony hand-wringing and flag-waving, the US-centralized empire is getting exactly what it wants from this conflict. It gets to overextend Russia militarily and financially, promote its narratives around the world, rehabilitate the image of US interventionismexpand internet censorship, expand militarily, bolster control over its European client states, and all it costs is a little pretend empire money that gets funneled into the military-industrial complex anyway.Which is why when it looked like peace was at risk of breaking out in the early days of the conflict, the empire sent in Boris Johnson to tell Zelensky that even if he is ready for the war to end, his partners to the west were not.Russia and Ukraine agreed to a negotiated settlement to end the war in April, but British Prime Minister Boris Johnson intervened to stop the peace deal.The US and EU instead escalated the proxy war, as the Biden admin admitted, to try to “weaken” Moscowhttps://t.co/xsCvovq8Km— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) September 4, 2022So as you can see, the notion that this war is “unprovoked” is a fart-brained fairy tale for idiots and children; there’s no excuse for a grown adult with internet access and functioning brain matter to ever say such a thing. If China had backed a coup in Mexico and now had a loyal vassal in Mexico City who was letting Beijing distribute weapons along the US border while continually shelling English-speaking separatists in Baja California who are seeking US annexation, there’s no question that Washington would consider this a provocation and would respond accordingly. You can tell me that’s not true, but we’d both know you’re lying.But as Chomsky said, the press are still spouting this “unprovoked” nonsense anyway.”Russia is widely believed to have been taken aback by the West’s assertive and unified response to its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine,” reads a CNBC article published just minutes prior to this writing.”The diplomatic visit underlines the importance of the Russian relationship for China, even in the face of international blow back against Moscow after its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine earlier this year,” reads a new report from CNN hot off the presses.”It was an unprovoked attack on a sovereign country,” a source is quoted as saying in another CNN article published a few hours ago.It is, as Chomsky observed, really freaky how hard they’ve been hitting us with this line every time the invasion of Ukraine is mentioned. It seems like every time it comes up they’re obligated to say it, like how Michael Jackson had a quota for how often MTV hosts were obligated to refer to him as “The King of Pop Michael Jackson” when his name was mentioned.In the mass media you’re not allowed to talk about the known US/NATO/Ukraine actions which experts have been warning for many years would lead us to where we’re at. You’re only allowed to say Putin attacked Ukraine completely unprovoked, in a vacuum, solely because he is evil and hates freedom. And you have to do it while saying the word “unprovoked” at every opportunity.NATO chief admits that NATO allies have been training and arming Ukraine since 2014.Something to remember whenever Western media refers to an “unprovoked” invasion. pic.twitter.com/SGHF46yayz— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) August 29, 2022Empire apologists get upset when you talk about the fact that this war was provoked because a large amount of empire apologia in 2022 is built around pretending that provocation just isn’t a thing. By some trick of Orwellian doublethink, this concept we’ve all lived our entire lives knowing about and understanding is now suddenly a freakish and ridiculous invention of the Kremlin.We’re all guilty of doing the things we knowingly choose to do. If I choose to provoke someone into doing something bad, then they’re guilty of choosing to do the bad thing, but I am also guilty of provoking them. I’m not saying anything new here; this is the plot behind any movie or show with a sneaky or manipulative villain, and it’s been a part of our storytelling since ancient times. Nobody has ever walked out of Shakespeare’s Othello thinking that maybe Iago was just an innocent bystander who was trying to help out his friends.Most of us learn that provocation is real as children with siblings, kicking the other under the table or whatever to provoke a loud outburst, and we’ve understood it ever since. But in 2022 everyone’s pretending that this extremely basic, kindergarten-level concept is some kind of bizarre, alien gibberish. It’s intensely stupid, and it needs to stop.Empire apologists will also argue that saying Russia was provoked into invading by the US empire is like saying a rape victim provoked her rapist by wearing a tight skirt, or a battered wife provoked her abuser by disobeying him. And as a survivor of multiple rapes and an abusive relationship I must say I find it extremely offensive when people compare blaming the most powerful empire that has ever existed for its well-documented aggressions to blaming victims of rape and domestic violence. The poor widdle globe-spanning empire is not comparable to a rape victim, and if you find yourself thinking that it is it’s time to re-think your entire worldview.It’s not okay to be a grown adult in September of 2022 and still say the invasion of Ukraine was unprovoked. You’ve got a brain between your ears and an entire internet of information at your fingertips. Use them.”The US military budget was already more than three times more than the next-largest spender (China), more than the next 12 countries combined. Just randomly toss another $45 billion onto the pile. The excuses: inflation and Ukraine. What about the living standard of Americans?” (-Glenn Greenwald)Immobility Plan 2035 – Activist Post
Immobility Plan 2035 – Activist PostOp-Ed by Gary M. Galles. In 2015, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his Vision Zero plan to eliminate the more than 200 annual non-driver traffic fatalities by 2025. In concert, the City Council adopted Mobility Plan 2035, a 20-year initiative to remove automobile lanes and make more room for bus and bike lanes to upgrade pedestrian and cyclist safety.www.activistpost.comhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpASSqz1hGc
Ukrainegate impeachment saga worsens US-Russia Cold WarPushback with Aaron Maté As the House opens impeachment hearings for President Trump, Professor Stephen F. Cohen warns that the US military assistance at the heart of Ukrainegate escalates the US-Russia Cold War. Guest: Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies at New York University and Princeton University, contributing editor …www.youtube.com“Liberalism is not leftism. Liberalism is reformism. And capitalism and imperialism cannot be reformed.” (-Danny Haiphong on the red carpet diversity muppets who pretend to care about healthcare, eviction moratorium, universal housing, student debt forgiveness, demilitarization of police during election, then vote for more war and giveaways for billionaires when Pelosi orders them to)
Autocracy, American-Style – Consortium News
Autocracy, American-Style – Consortium NewsAs a deterrent threat and control it fails for two reasons. For one thing, the frivolous approach taken by many in Congress in recent years has tarnished its dignity and seriousness.consortiumnews.com“This monstrosity destroyed Libya”. (-Danny Haiphong on Hillary Clinton)
“Haiti and Honduras too.” (-Ahimsa Mediation)”The U.S is not only waging a war on other nations via sanctions & interventions, it’s also waging an economic war on its own people. The sooner U.S Americans realize their enemy isn’t people in other nations but the fascists in power, the sooner they can begin to stop the empire.” (-Fiorella Isabel)
Maximillian Alvarez on Twitter: “Keeping the #LaborDay solidarity going, ICYMI on @WorkingPod I spoke with Amazon worker & union organizer @AmazonUnionofKY. Matt was fired in suspected retaliation for his organizing. Help spread the word & donate to his survival fund if you can ❤️ ✊🏾” / Twitter
Maximillian Alvarez on Twitter“Keeping the #LaborDay solidarity going, ICYMI on @WorkingPod I spoke with Amazon worker & union organizer @AmazonUnionofKY. Matt was fired in suspected retaliation for his organizing. Help spread the word & donate to his survival fund if you can ❤️ ✊🏾”twitter.com
“YouTube has censored@Action4Assange’s latest panel raising awareness about the plight of political prisoner Julian Assange. Viewed must sign in then pass through two baseless warnings about “inappropriate”  content. https://youtu.be/acR0t6mjwAk” (-Max Blumenthal)
“Don’t let them fool you. The so-called richest nation in the world could fund healthcare and housing for all, but it doesn’t want to because then it couldn’t exploit poor and working class people.” (-Ryan Knight)
“If Julian Assange is silenced, others will also be gagged either directly or by the fear of persecution and prosecution.”—@StefSimanowitz @amnesty #FreeAssangeNOW #DropTheCharges
“Biden is literally to the right of Henry Kissinger and people are trying to say he is ‘the most progressive president in history’ lmao.” (-Benjamin Carollo)
Roger Waters begs Olena Zelenska to “stop the slaughter” (faroutmagazine.co.uk)
Roger Waters begs Olena Zelenska to “stop the slaughter” in new open letterfaroutmagazine.co.uk“Assange had a stroke in the courtroom and no court official even noticed. That tells you all you need to know: A victim of torture – suffering the  health consequences of torture – should not be extradited or even tried. He should be freed.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)
https://nclalegal.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Joint-Statement-on-Discovery-Disputes-Combined.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m97-oPi5_rI
SND Live w/Whitney WebbPowered by Restream https://restream.io/ Buckle up for another high test, wide ranging interview with the one and only Whitney Webb! We open the show by discussing two of Whitney’s latest articles at Unlimited Hangout- while being interrupted by a potential intelligence contractor with a leafblower. Whitney Webb: https://unlimitedhangout.com/www.youtube.comFREE THE PRESS!!!WikiLeaks@wikileaksNelson Mandela:”No one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails” Alleged #Vault7 source Joshua Schulte (whose retrial began on Tuesday), held in ‘barbaric conditions in US prison’, in an inhumane existence, “worse than death”https://pix11.com/news/national-news/ex-cia-engineer-in-wikileaks-case-says-hes-incarcerated-like-an-animal/Ex-CIA engineer in WikiLeaks case says he’s incarcerated like an animal – PIX11NEW YORK — A former CIA software engineer charged with leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks says it’s cruel and unusual punishment that he’s awaiting trial in solitary confinement, housed …pix11.comIn Vault 7 Leak Trial Schulte Crosses FBI Agent On How Secret CIA Site Has Visitors Center, Pompeo (substack.com)
In Vault 7 Leak Trial Schulte Crosses FBI Agent On How Secret CIA Site Has Visitors Center, PompeoBy Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Thread Song BBC – Decrypt – LightRead – Honduras – Pod Schulte Trial Tale on Patreon SDNY COURTHOUSE, June 15 – When jury selection was completed for the retrial of accused CIA Vault 7 leaker Joshua Schulte, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Jesse M. Furman told the jurors, Do not read or say anything about the case.matthewrussellleeicp.substack.comPriti Patel, hear this loud and clear: Julian Assange must not be handed over to the US | Duncan Campbell | The Guardian
Priti Patel, hear this loud and clear: Julian Assange must not be handed over to the US | Duncan Campbell – The GuardianA Julian Assange supporter outside Westminster magistrates’ court where an extradition order was made on 20 April. Photograph: Tayfun Salcı/Zuma Press Wire/Rex/Shutterstockwww.theguardian.comJOHN KIRIAKOU: A Whistleblower’s Agony – scheerpost.com
JOHN KIRIAKOU: A Whistleblower’s Agony – scheerpost.com(Vectorportal, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons) By John Kiriakou / Consortium News. A C.I.A. whistleblower languishes awaiting trial in a federal prison under inhumane conditions and almost nobody is paying attention.. Joshua Schulte is a former C.I.A. hacker, one of those computer geniuses whose job it is to work his way into the computer systems of our country’s enemies in support of some of …scheerpost.com“Every person in the United States should be able to claim Raytheon as a dependent on their taxes.” (-Drop The MIC)”The big winners of the Biden Presidency have been Pfizer, Moderna, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. If you think Biden is doing a good job you shouldn’t be mocking Trumpers”
(-Black In The Empire)”At a Council on Foreign Relations forum about “fake news,” former Editor at Time Magazine Richard Stengel directly states that he supports the use of propaganda on American citizens – then shuts the session down when challenged about how propaganda is used against the third world…Ben Decker also labels the alleged leak of documents last year showing offshore accounts in the Cayman Islands associated with Emmanuel Macron as fake news, despite the fact that the leak’s authenticity has never been definitively confirmed or debunked.” (-William Craddick) “Biden is spending money, but he is not spending money on the people. He is spending on the military and proxy wars in order to expand U.S. imperialism and enrich U.S. oligarchs at our expense.” (-Ryan Knight)”That Biden is credibly called a socialist by electorally viable congressional candidates who clearly have no idea what socialism actually is, to me indicates that our Overton window is now centered somewhere between Genghis Khan and Mussolini.” (-mousdrvr on Twitter)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eB3kQCETjU
‘Quiet Quitting’ Is Rocking Corporate AmericaThe corporate media have taken up a new narrative in their constant battle to protect the business world from the demands of workers. Quiet quitting is the act of doing exactly what you’ve been hired to do at work and no more. The rich hate it and that’s why the talking heads in the media are working overtime to let the public know that it …www.youtube.comYou might even find that expanding consciousness in one way helps your ability to expand it in other ways. You might find for example that expanding your awareness of how your own mind operates gives you more awareness of how other people’s minds operate, and how they can be manipulated by powerful people using propaganda. You may also find for example that expanding your awareness of the plight of people less socioeconomically and geopolitically advantaged than yourself expands your own personal awareness of the various socioeconomic and geopolitical dynamics which have given rise to the way your life is right now. You may also find for example that expanding your consciousness of your own inner processes gives you a serenity which makes it easier to look squarely at the horrors you encounter when expanding your awareness of what’s going on in the world, and gives you the humility to see that you are not fully separate from those horrors.The game of humanity will keep improving as long as our consciousness keeps expanding. I’d go so far as saying that’s the only thing that can cause things to get better, and that failing to do it guarantees things will get worse.Like a video game, I believe we humans are free to either win this game or lose it. We will either keep expanding our awareness of what’s really going on in this weird universe our mothers birthed us into, or we will wipe ourselves out via nuclear war or ecocide.Either way, if you choose to accept what’s being said here, we do each have the power to make things better by exactly one unit of human effort. We can help spread awareness of what’s going on in the world by fighting the lies we’ve been told by the powerful and drawing attention to things the powerful would rather keep hidden. We can help spread awareness of the human condition with art and with empathy. We can expand our own consciousness by getting very curious about how we operate and what makes us tick, and being very real with ourselves about what we find in that exploration.Whatever you choose to believe about all this, it’s your adventure. I wish you the best in your travels.(-Cait Johnstone) I think we are constantly faced with the same decision. The decision to be blindly obedient to authority versus the decision to try and change things by fighting the powers that be is always, throughout history, the only decision.Abbie Hoffman
Chris Hedges: Let’s Stop Pretending America Is a Functioning Democracy (mintpressnews.com)
Chris Hedges: Let’s Stop Pretending America Is a Functioning DemocracyP RINCETON, NEW JERSEY () — There is a fatal disconnect between a political system that promises democratic equality and freedom while carrying out socioeconomic injustices that result in …www.mintpressnews.com ” Here’s how the US government built a fake Ukrainian “resistance” funded thru the Nat’l Endowment for Democracy, Solidarity Ctr & other CIA-linked orgs, & here’s why DSA members are promoting this “resistance” to justify imperialist war vs Russia.” (-Eric London) The Democratic Socialists of America and the invention of the pro-imperialist “Ukrainian resistance” – World Socialist Web Site (wsws.org)The Democratic Socialists of America and the invention of the pro-imperialist “Ukrainian resistance” – World Socialist Web SiteAshley Smith (Twitter) The claim that Ukraine is a “colony” of Russian “imperialism” is an intentional historical slight-of-hand. It bypasses the Russian Revolution of 1917, which …www.wsws.org“Think about what scummy liars these Democrats are. They write books boasting about how they bullied Cuba not to let Snowden pass through, thus trapping him in Russia. Then they use his presence in Russia to imply he’s a spy: when they *know* he’s there because they forced that.” (-Glenn Greenwald)
“A virulent manipulator’s entire social existence revolves around influencing the narratives people have about what’s going on in their circle in a way that benefits the manipulator.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
“The censorship against me continues. It appears@Spotify has not only deleted my podcast “Moment of Clarity,” they have now deleted my artist profile and my 2 comedy albums from years ago. I was given no warning or reason for this. I also learned recently that a writer for a mainstream outlet personally tried to include positive mentions of me & my work in multiple articles & had them yanked out by her editor. Even just a positive sentence about me is forbidden in mainstream outlets.
Simply for being anti-war and anti-imperialist, I am the most-censored comedian in America. You can keep supporting my work by becoming a member at LeeCamp dot net.” (-Lee Camp)

“Joe Biden, don’t come to Los Angeles like you’ve been some vanguard for human rights!”@CornelWest goes off on the crimes of the U.S. empire, and calls for democracy from the bottom-up rather than neoliberal identity politics.
“Biden did not send $54 billion in military aid to help Ukraine. He sent it to fight a proxy war with Russia “down to the last Ukrainian.” (-Danny Haiphong)”The two established wings of the oligarchy, the old Republican Party represented by politicians such as Liz Cheney, one of two Republicans on the committee, and the Bush family, are now united with the Democratic Party elite into one ruling political entity. The ruling parties were already in lock step for decades on the major issues, including: war, trade deals, austerity, the militarization of police, prisons, government surveillance and assaults on civil liberties. They worked in tandem to pervert and destroy democratic institutions on behalf of the rich and corporations. They desperately work together now to stave off the revolt by enraged and betrayed white working men and women… (-Chris Hedges)

Usually when you ask somebody in college why they are there, they’ll tell you it’s to get an education. The truth of it is, they are there to get the degree so that they can get ahead in the rat race. Too many college radicals are two-timing punks. The only reason you should be in college is to destroy it.Abbie Hoffman
“The US-centralized empire is a giant macrocosm of this entire dynamic. It pours vast amounts of energy into narrative control in the form of propagandacensorshipSilicon Valley algorithm manipulation, and the war on journalism. It weaves nonstop narratives about how great it is and how horrible its enemies are. And it fears being seen more than anything in the world.The vast globe-spanning power structure that is loosely centralized around the United States is a powerful military force and a powerful economic force, but its most potent weapon by far is its ability to control the narrative about what’s happening in the world. The use of oligarchic media, Silicon Valley and Hollywood to manipulate public thought and thereby control the way people think, act and vote at mass scale all around the world is unlike anything ever seen in any empire in history.Propaganda only works if you don’t know it’s happening. Censorship only works if it doesn’t draw attention to the information being censored. The US empire’s nonstop campaign to control the world’s dominant narratives only works if it isn’t in the spotlight of public scrutiny. This is why those who draw attention to these things are smeared, demonized, censored, marginalized, imprisoned and worse by the managers of empire.Manipulators hate to be seen, but if you ever find yourself in a relationship with one, your ability to escape depends upon your seeing them. This extreme clash of interests often brings up white hot rage in the manipulator which can be frightening and dangerous.And I think humanity is entering that stage of the relationship with the US empire. A manipulator who’s just beginning to be seen by a few more pairs of eyes than it would like, causing flickerings of panic to begin to surface. Because once those eyes see what’s hidden underneath the veil of narrative manipulation, they don’t often look away. If anything, they tend to point and draw more attention to it.It’s a scary time to be alive. But it’s also fascinating. Unlike anything that has ever happened on this planet before.I look forward to finding out if we escape.” (-Cait Johnstone)You are talking to a leftist. I believe in the redistribution of wealth and power in the world. I believe in universal hospital care for everyone. I believe that we should not have a single homeless person in the richest country in the world. And I believe that we should not have a C.I.A. that goes around overwhelming governments and assassinating political leaders, working for tight oligarchies around the world to protect the tight oligarchy here at home.Abbie Hoffman
The inevitable end to global white world supremacy is driving some in the West mad. It is not enough that the people of Ukraine are being sacrificed, the U.S. is making dangerous moves with China & Taiwan. (-Ajamu Baraka)Over centuries of dynasties, upheavals and revolutions, powerful people have learned that the best way to dominate a population is to manipulate them into serving your interests while giving them the illusion of freedom and control. The invention of mass media has facilitated this new form of tyranny, as has the emergence of psychology as a field of study. These two factors have combined together to give rise to the steadily advancing science of modern propaganda.This is why the world is as it is: because the people have been psychologically manipulated at mass scale away from using the power of their numbers to create systems that benefit them instead of a few powerful sociopaths.This is the source of all our major problems. Understanding it, and finding ways to overcome it, is the solution. The only reason they’ve been able to control us in this way is because they understand all the many ways our minds can be manipulated better than we do.(-Cait Johnstone)Call ’em what you want-the deep state or powers that be or one percent or oligarchy or permanent ruling class, but you gotta start admitting the shadow government and it’s media are going to crazy lengths to control our communications whether that’s through outlawing assembly, censoring dissident journalists, spying on our electronic conversations and phonecalls, deplatforming and demonestizing us for straying off their preferred narrative, or trotting Disposition Matrix Millionaire Obama out to talk pretty about need to “detoxify” the internet discourse, which is coded newspeak for clampdowns on anybody opposed to endless war and panopticon corporate wiretaps. People who go to college never heard of Cointelpro nd if they have, they can not seem to remotely contemplate that it still exists, they think the SQUAD is gonna save ’em with pro noun preferences, happy slogans, and empty justice tweets. Russiagate serves as all purpose ruling class cover story now. Same way they blamed everything on boogeymen Hussian/Gaddafi/Bin Ladin/Assad/ISIS under Bush/Cheney/Obama. Just tell ’em a boogeyman is coming for their freedom fries.The FBI knew RussiaGate was a lie — but hid that truth (nypost.com)
The FBI knew RussiaGate was a lie — but hid that truthThe FBI knew the Trump-Russia collusion narrative was utter bunk even as it suggested otherwise to Congress, the courts and the public early in 2017. Evidence revealed by special counsel John …nypost.comBats Should Not Be Blamed for COVID, Say Israeli Researchers + More • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)Bats Should Not Be Blamed for COVID, Say Israeli Researchers + MoreThe Defender’s COVID NewsWatch provides a roundup of the latest headlines related to the SARS CoV-2 virus, including its origins and COVID vaccines.childrenshealthdefense.orgIf you start researching the Davos billionaires, Bilderberg, World Economic Forum and the Klaus Scwab-Kissinger-Bill Gates transhumanist agenda being openly promoted by John Kerry, Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau and many others, of course it is horrifying that the wealthiest one percent of the one percent plan on enslaving humanity with microchips and cashless society control grid, surveillance-tech capitalism authoritarian one world government shit, and that it’s not just some whackjob Alex Jones hysteria being used to sell rightwing militia survivalist swag and vitamins anymore, but I’ll tell ya, between you and me, just us kids here, all my ex associates ALREADY seem like unfeeling, programmed droid, dystopian, transhuman cyborgs. They just obey the fucking tv, they never think for themselves, or read, and slavishly imitate whatever they watch on TV. Whatever “The Latest Thang” is. Netflix, which Obama and Chelle are involved with, is all some creepy, sick secret society programming-you can confirm that just clicking through their “programs”. I don’t watch tv or believe very much of what is firehosed at us via the mockingbird monopoly media. I think the emperors are having fun at your expense-telling you to go buy duct tape and shit. For freedom. Everytime I turn on the computer or flip through the tv hypnoscreen, I see the propagandists are still eager beaver milking the whole hog fuck out of that bullshit Thank a KKKOP capital hill psy-op story designed to manufacture populist consent for outlawing protests. Man oh man, how can people pat themselves on the back all day for their critical thinking skills supposedly cultivated at the prestigious, prohibitively expensive. posh sports university in the Pacific Northwest, and then, immediately fall for this dummy Qshaman HYSTERIA? All you hear on Pig Media nowadays, is “Putin!!!” is somehow, other side of the world responsible, not only for people disliking Hillary Clinton, but also, now for Murkkkans corporations price gouging inflation ripoffs and greedhead jackedup rents, or that Trump’s maga protest was an “insurrection” so Murkkkans should just give up their rights to protest and stand in line at Best Buy for the next round of programming updates and gadgets and obey the Davos techlords for science. All your AOC worshipping shitlib friends even love openly evil Lyn Cheney now cause she said “Orange Man Bad” and “insurrection” one million times. I thought the George Floyd protests where the undercover proud boys burned down police stations looked more like proper insurrections than when some love a man in uniform hillbillies broke a window and climbed a wall, painted their chest and messed up Pelosi’s desk, but I believe in free speech. These illuminati puppets they got infiltrating all the governments worldwide were trained at the Kissinger/Schwab Fascist School but people with Ukraine flags on their falsebook profiles never even heard of any of that. Would not believe you even if you tried to tell ’em. They got some headline today about how useless pants suit, Kopmala is gonna be “TACKLING ONLINE ABUSE”. Of course as Bill Gates and his World Economic Forum secret society friends keep changing definitions of words in the dictionary to promote their Reset plan, the meaning of abuse will be efficiently altered. “ABUSE” is when no soul bureaucrats like Kopmala keep forced-labor slaving, non violent drug offenders in for profit prisons as long as possible, to increase shareholder value. “ABUSE” is when you incarcerate black parents for truant teenagers skipping schools that are fuckedup target ranges nowadays anyways. “ABUSE” is when you send mercenaries to kidnap a publisher from a foreign embassy and lock him up in a torture gulag for years, causing him to have a stroke, for embarrassing the criminal enterprise of murderous imperialism. These shitlibs gonna change the meaning of the word “ABUSE” so it becomes anybody speaking truth about power. This is the kind of bullshit you have to resist. NOT some college asshole disapproving of a comedian. That vote blue no matter who bullshit mighta worked out for some people who were already rich and just worried about poor people disobeying some authority figure, but the majority of us are falling deeper and deper into dangerous poverty while the middle class people keep watching tv. As Ryan knight said, “Biden’s approval rating keeps falling because the people aren’t buying his lies anymore about how “great the economy” is when they can’t afford housing, healthcare, and groceries.” Matzo Ball Dan adds, “The embarrassing attempt at spinning this economic catastrophe by calling it ‘Putin’s price hike’ isn’t convincing anyone.” THESE are the kinda discussions Obama and Kopmala’s billionaire bosses have ordered them to help eradicate.Activism Derailed, Drugs As Weapons Against Us, With John Potash (rumble.com)
Punishing patients in pain won’t reduce opioid deaths – Chicago Sun-Times (suntimes.com)
Punishing patients in pain won’t reduce opioid deathsThe Trump administration wants to cut opioid prescriptions by another third in the next three years. What could go wrong? We already know.chicago.suntimes.comCanada’s now going fully BIO-FASCIST right before our eyes (substack.com)
Canada’s now going fully BIO-FASCIST right before our eyesThey’re vaccinating for monkeypox, phasing out free speech online, starving wayward doctors, and planning to impound the people’s guns (while making opiates, cocaine and MDMA readily available)markcrispinmiller.substack.comCanadians DON’T have an “absolute right to own private property,” says Fidelito’s Justice Minister (substack.com)
Canadians DON’T have an “absolute right to own private property,” says Fidelito’s Justice MinisterJustin “Trudeau” may worship Queen Elizabeth, but his heart belongs to Daddymarkcrispinmiller.substack.comajamu baraka – Twitter Search / Twitter

Ya know I reached out to some people who’d known my teenage best pal, HIS ALSO PURPLE BADNESS, COWBOY BOBBY CLOYD in more recent years cause he was just one of the real right-on, supportive, lovely ole homies I never, never expected to leave the planet before I did, no one seems to have any demos by his old bands SHINE or THE HEALERS which is a real drag, but I met one of his local midwestern colleagues online and liked his band and thought I’d share it with you. Dandy – YouTube

@DonDavies

The illegal and immoral US blockade of Cuba prevents food, medicine and essential goods from reaching the Cuban people. Canada should join Mexico and other states in calling for an end to this aggressive, unjustified violation of international law.

Doctors For Defunding Police

@DrsDefundPolice

Police have been cosplaying for years as the “thin line between safety and complete anarchy” when we have countless studies that show the safest communities are the ones with the most resources and not police.

Jo Dog & Paul Black’s… – Jo Dog & Paul Black’s SONIC BOOM | Facebook

The Top 10 Scariest Things to Come Out of the WEF (mercola.com)

L.A. survivors The Hangmen ride on | Reviews (i94bar.com)

SONS OF THE DOLLS: THE SAVIORS – Ruby Gloom


SAVIORS, THE: Ruby Gloom b/w Recipe for Disaster: 7″ – Razorcake

Mark Battelle – Part Duex on Vimeo

“Yeah I’m just starting to play again the had to move my ulnar nerve(funny bone) to the side of my arm and carpel tunnel procedure to unlock my right hand it has helped I can hold a pick again and my Rhythm generator is returning.    I’ve been playing a 5string guitar tuned to Keith G and am just to the point where I don’t sound like a stones song so when I get another amp I’ll send you nasty riffage 2.0 lol the last 2 years have been brutal I had to sell my yellow guitar and amp truck and everything else of value you know back to zero…again.” (-Nasty Bastard of The Bastards)

“It’s shocking that a U.S. president would involve the FBI and Homeland Security in efforts to quash dissent. Has no one in the White House read Thomas Paine or Orwell or Huxley or Heinlein or Arthur Koestler or Hannah Arendt or Solzhenitsyn? What do they think the lessons were that we were supposed to have learned from Watergate? From McCarthyism? From Vietnam?”

My Son Hunter | The Hunter Biden Movie

One of my old columns just posted and I find it interesting that Youtube has removed access to so many links since they were all visible just a few weeks back. Been reading about how new media is being as tightly controlled and carefully stage managed now as the big 5 pig-media monopolies owned by vanguard, it’s whackadoo. Establishment smear merchants The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone and their perceptible intelligence ties – The Grayzone

Sherrilyn Ifill on Twitter: “Look at this madness. Do you think that this is a scene that can routinely happen in a healthy democracy? Talk about this at your kitchen table. It’s a disgrace. @LAPDHQ is there an investigation? Has the young man be released? Are these ofcrs still armed & patrolling?” / Twitter

Conspiratainment Bingo! “New World Next Week” with James Corbett and James Evan Pilato – Activist Post

I used to communicate with Susan Sarandon on Fascist Book-she quit and I got froze out. She remains an inspiration. Brothers and Sisters and Friends Of The Revolution, Stay Wild! Stay Free!

Gutter Gospel With Your Host General Labor Murkkka’s Favorite Gonzo Dishwasher! MM, Golden Rat, Cult, Bas, Fab Demotape From ’95, Scrounging & Scavenging, High Ranking Money Dems Want WW3, Biden Inflation, Killing The Dollar For The Gates Reset, More Lies For War!

We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear — fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts, or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a Terrorist sympathizer. (-Hunter S. Thompson)

“The majority of people were always sitting in the stands. When I find people who are willing to go against the grain, who are willing to make tremendous sacrifices to change an unjust situation – that’s what blows my mind out.” (-Abbie Hoffman)

“Necessary reminder: Liz Cheney is not a hero.” (-Nina Turner)

“There is a higher law than the law of government. That’s the law of conscience.” (― Stokely Carmichael)

“Without Trump, liberal media personalities have no way to keep their rapidly dwindling flock sufficiently enraptured and excited — Biden, Kamala and Pete don’t quite do it — so their already miniscule audience is shrinking back to barely-extant pre-Trump levels.” (-Glenn Greenwald) 

This blizzard of mind-warping war propaganda out of Washington is building up steam. Monday is Anthrax, Tuesday is Bankruptcy, Friday is Child-Rape, Thursday is Bomb-scares, etc., etc., etc… If we believed all the brutal, frat-boy threats coming out of the White House, we would be dead before Sunday. It is pure and savage terrorism reminiscent of Nazi Germany. (-Hunter S. Thompson)

“Rachel Maddow peddled the Russiagate conspiracy for YEARS to boost ratings, helping raise anti-Russia and pro-war sentiments in the general public. That’s not journalism. It’s grifting and warmongering.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Yes, but she told lies at the behest of the Establishment, those lies are NEVER punished, they’re rewarded, like she was with $30 million. It’s the TRUTH that gets you sent to prison, just ask Julian Assange.” (-Jimmy Dore)

 “Stop censoring independent journalists for exposing the truth about the security state and its media lackeys” (-Max Blumenthal)

“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.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“As crazy as Bolton is he is not as silly as most liberals & some left forces to agree that whatever that thing was on Jan 6th the one thing it wasn’t was a coup. As he said, he knows what a coup is since the U.S. is the master at organizing them.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“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)”

It’s not possible to solve the climate crisis while we continue to expand fracking.
(-Jill Stein)

Unless we all rally together and fight this “Official Narrative”, last word always belongs to the secret police or richest person in the room bullshit, your kids will not even have the right to peacefully gather in public spaces without permission from some sinister techgeek surveillance capitalist in a creepy secret island cult robe. (-General Labor)

“Google and Facebook are trying hard to degrade the internet from its early promise (an unprecedented tool of liberation) into one of the most repressive weapons ruling class power centers ever had. Beyond left/right, Jackson is, above all, an anti-establishment critic. Thus…” (Jackson Hinkle’s censored and deplatformed by Youtube)

“When did people of the U.S. sign-up for war with Russia, China & Iran? Answer: when they elected democrats who represent the military/industrial/complex & energy interests – the most aggressive elements of the capitalist ruling class.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“This proxy war has no exit strategy. There’s no plan to deliver Putin a swift defeat, there’s no diplomatic effort toward peace, there’s only a plan to keep pouring weapons into Ukraine (at immense profit to the military-industrial complex) to create a costly quagmire for Russia.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Joe Biden not only mispronounced slain journalist Shireen Abu-Akleh’s name but refused to complete the meeting request from her family. He then received a medal from Israel for his exemplary contributions, & now he’ll be meeting with the great democratic country of Saudi Arabia.” (-Fiorella Isabel)

“The arrogance of U.S. & Western leaders blinds them from seeing how non-white world sees them today. The naked, white supremacist appeals by Zelensky to a “Europeaness,” Biden’s declaration of his commitment to Zionism, confirms essential commitment to white world supremacy. The military/industrial/complex hustle continues as this sector of capital plunders public resources to tune of 840 billion for “defense.” And because the public has no representation in Congress there was no real resistance to this thief. The Biden administration is building off of the Trump initiated “Abraham Accords”with Israel, continues Trump’s dismantling of Iran agreement & aggression against nations in Latin America, forced workers back to work in unsafe conditions – so what is the difference again?” (-Ajamu Baraka)

BIG NEON GLITTERS

“Livin’ in a shack in a one-horse town
Trying to get to heaven ‘fore the sun goin’ down
Lizard in a bottle, yeah”

I live in the deadend desert where there ain’t nothing to do and it’s 101 degrees everyday and that means it’s like 120 in my garage. This hermit dropout life ain’t for everybody. I will say there are moments where it feels like paradise is now, you know, maybe at sunrise or sunset with the psychedelic pink streaky skies. I miss indian food and news stand access to my favorite print magazine “Vive Le Rock” from the UK, wish I had more record store access to like all those Easy Action reissues and shit. It gets real boring but man, it is still pretty gratifying to have some wide open spaces removed from all the rat race hustle and bustle and no mercy Murkkkan backstab greed and competition war-culture. I think it’s fantastic Ian Astbury is writing about mercy, you don’t see many people in the rocknroll community promoting ideas like love, empathy, solidarity, peace, or mutual aid no more, most of ’em are just trying to “get somewhere”, usually on the backs of the poor. It’s hard to overstate the affect Ian and Billy Duffy had on me and all my friends. I remember all those metalheads wanting to kill me and my small contingent of Indiana goths when we ventured into Detroit in all our black lace and pancake makeup, rosaries, and dried roses braided into my hair when they opened for Metallica! Metallica fans in Detroit, man. Tough crowd!

Southern Death Cult, “LOVE”, that MTV concert at the Ritz were life changers for eighties goth kids like me. The Cult were everything! So ya know, even in our elderly goth years, a new CULT album “UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN” and already underway “WE OWN THE NIGHT” big comeback tour is always a call for celebration! My old amigo, disreputable all night hellion and renowned motorcycle cowboy, NF Bastido he went to see ’em live the other night and was right in the front row and said they were still absolutely dynamite. I guess those love troopin’ geezers have been taking their vitamins cause they still throw down like the good old days. These perpetually high temperatures in the Desert Southwest where it’s always 100 degrees in the shade kinda been sapping my own super powers. Kid wants to have another Nerf war and I’m trying to caffeinate and psych myself up for it. I just wanna take a nap when it’s this scorching outside. “Texas sun makes my back burn.” 

GOLDEN RAT

 Real guitar-fuelled rock ‘n’ roll for unreal times….There is a lot of buzz and excitement about the GOLDEN RAT, the Japanese based glam punk super group co starring the one and only WORLD FAMOUS MISTER RATBOY of Motorcycle boy, Pillbox, and Sour Jazz and HIROSI THE GOLDEN ARM. Their Pinups-esque cover album is coming out on Australia’s legendary VICIOUS KITTEN underground record label and also features real boss Blue Note style classic sleeve artwork design by Cowboy from Sour Jazz. I’ve heard some tracks from it and it is a real classic. Ratboy and Hiroshi turn in really heartfelt slowburn covers of Brian James‘ “Aint That A Shame”, The Heartbreakers “It’s Not Enough”, Only Ones “Whole Of The Law”, Patti Smith‘s “Dancing Barefoot”, “Some Girls” by the Rolling Stones“and MORE! I remember being a shabby rehearsal space down in the ABC’s way back when and Ratboy reimagining “Play With Fire” as a doomy Smack ballad. He’s always been really imaginative, good at reinventing rocknroll.

https://viciouskittenrecords.bandcamp.com/artists

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MICHAEL MONROE

He’s obviously just about the best of the best, or certainly right up there with, you know-Jim Jones, Iggy Pop, Steven Leckie, Billy Idol, Tex Perkins, Tyler and Jagger and lovable old Alice. His band are all ace assassins, total professionals, a machine. I still miss Andy and Nasty, there was something magical about Hanoi Rocks, but Mike’s gang are real good. I don’t agree with all their politics but admire their energy and love for the stage. Mike never seems to age.

HAIRMETAL LINEUP CHANGES & WHOEVER OWNS THE NAME

    As an underground outcast death rock weirdo I always had some static and friction with the hickass white trash Beavis N Butthead heavymetal guys, the stoners in the bleached denim and Fake Spicoli voices would drive past my house and threaten to burn it down or showup when I was alone at my record store job, in packs of 5 or 7 telling me how I better stay away from this girl or that girl. Me and summa my friends were into you know the old punk and new wave and goth and subversive glam stuff like Bauhaus, Gun Club, Sisters Of Mercy, Stiv Bators and Hanoi Rocks and Dogs D’Amour and Disciples Of Soul, who the stupid Bon Jovi/Ozzy/Metallica dudes had just never heard of. I remember them telling us that Guns N Roses were “F***” at the lunch table that last year I briefly attended high school before the admin illegally forced cosmetology to cut my hair and I never returned. A year later, of course, they were all getting bandannas and going to fuckin Guns N Roses concerts. When I was I dunno 17, or 18, my black leather clad old hellraiser guitarist NF BASTIDO brought a bombshell blonde home on the back of his motorcycle from the preppie downtown dance club where my former bassplayer was the hometown heart throb DJ. She wanted to meet me and we commenced a whirlwind romance until she sorta ditched me for some more famous dudes, but when I hear that old hairmetal band, SKID ROW, I remember our times together fondly, not sure what happened to her, hope she’s still alive. I hope she’s okay, I cared about alot of those misfit midwestern heavy metal kids, as people, even if we could never keep it together. There were some saddening rumors she had a kid and disappeared in Mexico years ago. Ya know an awful lot of us so called bad kids kinda bonded together because we had come from such repressive, abusive, superstitious, military or evangelical religious backgrounds. Same way the phony techlord wokeness religion is being used as a club to beat poorer or “less educated” people with, nowadays. Back then, you had the PMRC Washington Wives and all these specialist grifter behavior modifying anti-rock crusaders going on a fanatical with hunt against any kid in a black t shirt. Now, the NEW AGE techlord wokeness religion seems to actually promote the occult and sexualizing children. I’m personally the farthest thing there is from a square or a conservative, but I do not believe it is acceptable or appropriate for corporate media to promote the occult or sexualize children. The faux-woke ideology is just more divide and conquer identity politics trickery of the rich. Poor people, in Real Life, do not think it’s somehow extra bitchen when they are being droned or evicted by mutigendered democrat-voting women of color, or that their authoritarian fascist captor assassins identify as this or that. Or that or this. Here or there or up or down. I do not like fascism with a chick, I do not like fascism with a dick, I do not like fascism with a hick, I think that Net-Flix shit is sick, etc., etc. I do not like fascism. So anyways, when the Skids were the biggest thing since I dunno Poison or the Crue or whatever, I was just so NOT into them at all, that guy seemed like such an idiot asshole and it made me mad some McGhee Mgt. metal wankers were wearing a LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH t shirt, like for punk rock street cred. Reminded me of the New Kids On The Block dude wearing Bauhaus. You’d think I’d side with the songwriters against the former pretty boy pinup star, especially since they keep trying to write like these Warrior Soul type rebel anthems, but call it nostalgia, or what you will, gradually, I just started having some mercy and compassion for perpetual nuisance and celebrity feud, tantrum and bottle throwing Sebastian. I mean, I done a lot of stupid foolish, belligerent, asinine, offensive stuff in my wild youth, too. Used to bum me out that so many people never let me forget any of that, or took a half a minute to find out what happened after that, they all got these revisionist whitewashed, photoshopped lives. So yeah call me crazy, I like Sebastian a little bit at this point, I can’t help it. 

 Back in the eighties, some stoner dickhead dude gave me a bunch of guff cause he liked summa my same girlfriends, dated some too and I think for like one brief season he bared a passing resemblance to Poor Dumb Bas and all the chicks were all over him like groupies in a Cinderella video. 

    I had some long lingering bad blood for like, my white trash burnout heavy metal wouldbe rivals who broke into my best friend’s house and stole his guitar cause they were mad some chick liked me. Now I see they all came from real bad, abusive smalltown evangelical trailer park cultures, also. One went on to become bassist in one of those semi famous Gwar like theatrical monster mask thrash bands in Arizona. I had TRIED to befriend him, way back in the day, but he was not ready for makeup wearing punk rockers who his black mini skirt and satin jacketed big hairsprayed haevy metal groupie blonde bombshell ultravixens crushes were in love with. They used to call me Boy George. I love Boy George though. In my elderly goth years, I got a heart full of forgiveness for almost everybody. Anyways. I liked the big, slick, formulaic Skid Row hits even though Sebastian was a bigmouth idiot always trying to impress Axl by being even more of a dumbfuck bullying, redneck wannabe, toughguy-saying stupid homophobic shit, throwing bottles, beating up fans or photographers, acting badly. So when he offended his High Holy Hairness, the great moneybags poster gawd, Bon Jovi, so the Skids songwriting duo, Snake n Rachel, who hired him to sing their songs and make them all bigshot mainstream stars, never forgave him for offending The Hair Emperor Who Seemed To Take That Guitar Mafia Shit A Bit Too Seriously Firing Almost Everybody, and it’s been sad to behold those guys so spitefully always rejecting all his heartfelt overtures to reunite the band for their army of sentimental fans. Those other guys got all the publishing money and boyhood connection to Bon Jovi Inc. and own the trademark so they’ve hired like 45 different coverband substitute dudes over the years and still get booked for festivals and shit by trading on the name. Sebastian still says and does stupid shit sometimes, but I’ve developed a strange compassion for him. He was THE YOUTH GONE WILD that sold all those records and magazines back in the day. Those are the facts. Some kids I lived with on the Sunset Strip at the end of the Metal Years were even photographed for the article about dead end rock dreams when Sebastian was on the cover of “Rolling Stone” in the silver pants. I lived out those dead end rock dreams. Three things I’ve come to understand about Sebastian-he had a big family of weirdo hippie creatives and an extra amount of enthusiastic yard dog energy, he really, really loves rocknroll, particularly KISS, corny cliche heavy “DUDE!” metal, and some awful progressive seventies bands, and it totally broke his heart to discover the whole shady, gotten even worse, corporate music industry was ran by mobsters, prissy primadonnas, connected creeps and drug smugglers only interested in hustling poor people, exploiting youth, and stealing all the publishing. That rock group show he did on tv 20 years ago kinda underscored how he looked up to dudes like the Nuge and Doc McGhee who just ain’t real nice fellas. It is quite sad when aging heavy metal honchos do those dumb commercials for predator lenders that target their fanbase for ripoffs. I’m always gonna advocate for the poor, I’m always gonna be working class. When the rich people have their highfalootin’ Eyes Wide Shut Fancy Galas, and “the help” all have to wear Covid masks, but not the rich elites, that is NOT Science. Nope, bullshit, nope, fuck you. Germs don’t know who is rich or who is poor. That is some elitist occult programming bullshit. Anyways….!

Overall,I don’t mind Sebastian anymore, the Metal Sludge website just seems to rake him over the coals so often, I ended up kinda feeling sorry for the guy. I don’t think he’s probably any less of a decent person than any of those other super famous mainstream hairspray dudes. Like Motley Crue members seem less likable than Sebastian, who’s just not that liberal or progressive. I don’t suspect he’s a big reader, ya know? He does like record shopping though. Our common friend, a Canadian punk legendary super hero, wanted to add him to our double secret underground music group on social media, and I never added him cause who wants to argue with big mouth spazwad fame-hag, Bas when he blurts out shit about how great Ronald Reagan Republikkkanism or Gene Simmons greed is good garbage is, or whatever, but when I see the Skid Row guys with their made for tv updated “Gangs All Here” group, even though their American idol replacement guy has a heart strings pulling backstory and a high pitched vocal range and the whole deal, I’m more inclined to stick with motormouth Sebastian, perpetual fuckup juvenile flaws and all. I’m not into Guns N Roses without Steve Adler and Izzy Stradlin, either. Sebastian was like, twenty when the super fame hit him, so ya know, I aint mad at him for saying or doing dumb shit when he was a kid. He aint no perfect saint, but the job description was wild and crazy rocknroller. He was good at that. Whatever the industry weasels and moneymakers got to say about the guy sounds like sour grapes to me, the bass is always jealous of the face. The copyright guys of this world whose rich parents trained ’em how to pay lawyers and own trademarks and do all the publishing paperwork always seem like failed frontmen to me, but the other side to that is an awful lot of frontmen end up being failed copyright owners who get ripped off and uncredited and our original works get stolen by unscrupulous business guys who don’t care if we are parents or struggling in deep poverty. They are just out for their selves, wanna be celebrities, have prestige, throw art they did not compose on to their property piles, probably impresses a few Kardashian like McDonna materialist woman, but not GOOD or honest women. Integrity matters to some people. There’s some guys from my long gone groups I would not reunite with to play music anymore because our values are completely oppositional, what they stand for and believe in and what I do are not the same anymore, at all, maybe never were, but I also did not sell ten zillion records to legions of pained teenagers with my old punk rock anthems or syrupy love ballads. Those guys soundtracked an awful lot of people’s anguished, stonewashed, detention halled adolescence and I like “I Remember You”, “18 & Life” and “Youth Gone Wild” in spite of all the reasons I should not. Come on back Sebastian Bach, all is forgiven. I Remember You. 

BROTHERS & SISTERS & FRIENDS OF THE REVOLUTION

If you find yourself feeling more paranoid, upset, distressed, anxious, or worried than usual, just be cool, try to keep a cool head, it’s a natural response to all the fictitious total bullshit the powers that be keep pummeling us all with-the bad tv, the lies for war, the shite corporate occult-pop and creepy-groomer Dizney technoslut artificial hip-pop, all their bogus, disingenuous, proxy provocateurs, mercenaries, pants suited teleprompter reciters mesmerizing middle class boomers with soothing voices into believing cheap excuses for all the ripoffs, and constant fear programming that’s SUPPOSED to keep us divided, distrustful, in a state of paranoia, and depression, so we all think we need more “protection” from THE MAN. If you find yourself feeling extra suspicious, judgmental, on high alert, or fraying some, around the edges, it’s probably just THE PROGRAMMING. Family, friends, relatives, co workers, the social engineers wanna keep the people arguing about all the culture war bullshit and wedge issues, so we never pause to take note of how badly the ruling class are screwing us all over, lying their asses off, and manufacturing consent for more stupid wars and intentionally devaluing the Yankee Dollar to prepare for ushering in their C3P0 protocol droid Gates Reset bullshit. I got relatives still fretting about “anti-maskers” and “Russian Trolls”! TV is designed to keep everybody in a perpetual Fear state so we will believe the secret societies and intelligence agencies should take away more rights, you know for one of their advertising slogans, everybody’s always in a USA! USA! good guys coming to the rescue Marvel comics propaganda spell. The narrative is always the same: the external boogeyman du jour is an evil killer on the loose, whereas Western oil company shareholders plundering oil is just okeydokey and apple pie and when Murkkkans bomb the piss outta poor countries they invade, it’s always for “democracy”. Democracy? we don’t even have nothin’ like that here-just some remnants from another time, media spectacles and some monopolies that own everything-Blackrock and Vanguard. Showbiz has been weaponized by the global elite Gates Reset tech creeps. Even Waxl Rose is goin’ on about “PUTIN!” I don’t know, man, I think Murkkkans are too gullible and always tend to support Nato/Pentagon propaganda talking points blindly, uncritically. They watch tv, repeat official narratives and want to help shitlib superstar celebrity torture-heiress, Lyn Cheney (D) stop all the “disinformation spreading on the internet”!

“Divide and conquer that’s their game beneath the hair and clothes we’re really all the same, threaten our lives with nuclear war gonna crucify us just once more…” (Lords Of The New Church)

DISGUSTING PROPAGANDA IS ALL THAT REMAINS IN THIS HOLOGRAM POLICE STATE NWO-VERSE

‘You Don’t Got This’: Peace Group Blasts NYC’s New Nuclear Survival PSA (commondreams.org)

Resetting Without Schwab: Russia & the Fourth Industrial Revolution (unlimitedhangout.com)

Does it feel drafty in here? Whatever Lola wants…

HEAT EXHAUSTION, DODGING DESERT DOGS, WRASSLIN’ WITH THE BOREDOM OF TOO MANY 100 DEGREE DAYS, AND ALWAYS WANTING VODKA, UNDER PRESSURE

Wowwee, this was a happy surprise I got from my wonderfully talented and thoughtful and ever so kind and considerate compadre, Evad the charismatic and original vocalist of Hollywood’s whizbang underground firecracker bands, FACTORY SUPERSTARS and MOONCHASERS-an old cassette demo-tape from 95(?) I think it said. This band from L.A., I’m assuming, were sunny pop heroes in the tradition of, oh, you know-Jellyfish, Tsar, Material Issue, Imperial Drag, Dramarama. Just exquisitely well played sunny pop with a limited recording budget but you can tell they would have been real formidable with any kinda support or backing. The singer’s great, has a voice somewhere along the lines of say, the Gin Blossoms guy, or Dave Pirner, maybe. Everybody knows that JIMMY JAMES (Coma-Tones, Rock City Angels, Barrio Tiger) is one of my very favorite guitarists on the planet, and that’s the reason Evad sent me the tape-he knew I’d love hearing this rare relic from a pretty marvelous pop group Jimmy Played for in the 90’s. “Og, Girl” the guitar playing almost reminds me just a little of Steve Stevens and I really love the singer’s voice. FAB were right up my alley, super sunshiny, silvery melodic with just the right touch of sleazy garage snarl. Aint no guitarists nothin’ like that where I been living these past twenty five years, I’ll tll ya that much. Maybe they don’t even exist no more. Certainly, a highly endangered species. Jimmy is what Hunter S. Thompson would’ve called a snow leopard. Elusive. Special. I know Bob “Derwood” Andrews moved somewhere nears Joshua Tree but does not frequently care to revisit the Generation X days and you know that was my fave band ever, he also says he “does not jam”. So there you have it. This guy K Bombay from Hollywood is real, real good, but he’s always in multiple bigtime local name act bands. JIMMY, of course, you know and love from THE HANGMEN and JUNKYARD, two of this tragically disintegrating, steadily decaying country’s Last Good Rocknroll bands. Evad knows what I like, we are both into alot of the same kinda music, like Rod Stewart and Dramarama. He was correctamundo that I thoroughly love this band FAB a whole lot-it’s just real punchy summertime pop like the ideal sonic accompaniment to a refreshingly fizzy bangin’ ice cold blender drink, like maybe say mango, cherry and vodka slurpeys or something like that. “Summer Caprice” reminded me, ya know, of all those Poptopia kinda bands. “Miserable” is reminiscent of me, Redd Kross, American Heartbreak, Beat Angels, or Celebrity Skin. I love it and every little thing Jimmy James does is magic, magic, magic, magic, magic, magic. I looked around online for more info about that band but nothing really surfaced, too many Beatle tribute bands with that name, but I’d love to know where the other guys from that group are now. Talented lot. Good singer!

GOTHS AGAINST FASCISM!
I dunno about you, but growing up, I was into like, new wave, ya know? New Order, all the Mute records stuff, The Normal, OMD, Human League, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, Suicide, Berlin, all the synth duos. My friend and colleague Laur is making some really fantastic new music in that same spirit. Check ’em out~!

Classified | VAGUE SCARE (bandcamp.com)

THE TECHNOFASCISTS & THEIR PIG-MEDIA DECEIVERS ARE ALREADY HERE!

I do not know that much about what happened to all the other aging culture war survivors, we were just scraping by, with bare minimum dishwasher and caregiver salaries, BEFORE Superstar 16 Magazine Coverboy Ubiquitous Media Celeb Doc Fauchi Warns Us About Next Wave Of Monkeypox closed things down and the local indies all went outta business and now, with Biden’s war on Russia and nutty nonstop Nato saber rattling against China and Iran for Israel, ya know, it’s gettin’ really shaky out here in new normal nomad country! They arrest about ten people a day in these ghost towns and that’s a big number when there’s only about 3,000 year round residents. Where were you when they Kyrsten Sinema/identity politricks faux-woke/greenwashed/pinkwashed world war, censorship, fascism, and jailing all the real journalists? Mainstream Media bleats on about Biden’s perpetual unconditional love affair with the gruesome Saudis in spite of their savage dismemberment of Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi, but that’s no surprise to anybody who’s aware of how USA’s other “shared values” special friends Israel treats journalists, like the one they just assassinated: Shireen Abu Akleh, for the crime of reporting while being Palestinian-American. The Vault 7 whistleblower just got the book thrown at him and poor Julian Assange is still being tortured in Belmarsh. Michael Hastings embarrassed some generals and Democrat lady figureheads and next thing you know he was burned to death in a blazing ball of fire. (RIP) Of course, all your shitlibs look the other way and eagerly consume more crass ass propaganda about what a victory it is for “GIRL POWER” when Sinema kills the fight for fifteen while wearing a goofy backpack and Zinny glasses cosplay outfit, or Gina Haspel tortures people for feminism or drone operators are women, or self identify as women. Evil as evil, do the gender all ya want. Insanity! The shitlibs still ignore Tara Reade, too. FREE DANIEL HALE!

Imagine being so booj, you believe people like Lyn Cheney and Klaus Scwab and Bill Gates want to HELP you! If you are working class, you gotta count it as a big win when you stumble across something with any potential resell value at the second hand donations store, before it gets snatchedup by the boutique owning, high price tourist trap, gloating showoff, shit- hoarders. Kinda get mixed feelings when you find a t shirt or cd you deeply dig, but know you gotta fork it over for resell cause we are all scrounging to just barely even get by, in Biden’s Inflation. I know sucky shitlibs who are so baffled bi stubborn partisan blindness, they actually cheer when whistleblowers are locked for revealing the truth about what their corrupt government does behind their backs. “The ‘anti-disinfo’ industry has nothing to do with protecting a gullible public from info that might cause them to make bad or unhealthy choices — it’s about directing a narrative to control the population and promote a one-world govt.(-Children’s Health Defense) 

The guy who supposedly leaked the Vault 7 files is being portrayed by the government as a really unsympathetic and nefarious character, but when one considers all the dirty tricks and slanderous smears they heaped on Julian Assange and the way they covered up and failed to prosecute the Epstein/Maxwell client list, leaving a trail of bodies, the occult temple on Little Saint John’s Island, the Lolita Express logs, the rush to steamroll Epstein’s property, all that, it’s hard to take anything the government says that seriously. 

The Vault 7 release – a series of 24 documents which began to publish on March 7, 2017 – reveal that the CIA has a giant arsenal of tools to use against adversaries, including the ability to “spoof” its malware to appear as though it was created by a foreign intelligence agency, as well as the ability to take control of Samsung Smart TV’s and surveil a target using a “Fake Off” mode in which they appear to be powered down while eavesdropping.

The CIA’s toy chest also includes:

  • Tools code named “Marble” – which can misdirect forensic investigators from attributing viruses, trojans and hacking attacks to their agency by inserted code fragments in foreign languages.  The tool was in use as recently as 2016.  Per the WikiLeaks release:

“The source code shows that Marble has test examples not just in English but also in Chinese, Russian, Korean, Arabic and Farsi. This would permit a forensic attribution double game, for example by pretending that the spoken language of the malware creator was not American English, but Chinese, but then showing attempts to conceal the use of Chinese, drawing forensic investigators even more strongly to the wrong conclusion, — but there are other possibilities, such as hiding fake error messages.”

Source: ZeroHedge

 CIA leaker Joshua Schulte convicted on all counts in Manhattan retrial (nypost.com)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/former-cia-employee-convicted-of-massive-leak-11657745296 Vault 7 is how The Public learned how Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings (RIP) was most likely assassinated by remote control technology. Consumerist morons don’t wanna know the truth, though, they just wanna be told over and over, by confident sounding media pros, that everything is SWELL and WE ARE WINNING! YAAAAYYY! This morning’s headlines said that (slightly paraphrasing) “Caring philanthropic SCIENTIST, BILL GATES is going to invest more money in his own foundation to RESCUE US ALL, BECAUSE HE CARES SO MUCH ABOUT US! WHAT A GUY! That’s the kinda shit the haves on the hill like to hear. PRESIDENT BIDEN’S gonna show those Iranians who’s BOSS! WE’RE WINNING! FOR FREEDOM! GO TEAM ZELENSKY! AND KAMALA! DR. JILL! GAYLE KING! BEYONCE! WHOOO! YAAY! TEAM SPIRIT! YEARBOOK CLUB!!!BIDEN THREATENS TO BOMB IRAN FOR THE ISRAELIS”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/former-cia-employee-convicted-of-massive-leak-11657745296

The Biden admin got what, like nine billion a month for Ukraine to slow bleed Russia, but nothin’ for you, loser.

No, it’s NOT “fake news.” It’s Nazi propaganda. (substack.com)

https://worldbeyondwar.org/most-shocking-from-jan-6-hearings-u-s-comes-out-against-coups/

“Yeah that’s right! That stupid hospital was just OWNED by an epic Girlboss! ” (-Alan MacLeod)

This Girl Boss Propaganda Has Just Become A Bit Much Now, hasn’t It? Imperialism Is Not A Real Feminist Value. If the Empire cared about Women’s Rights, Or Mothers, they’d stop bombing, plundering, sending in killers to rape and pillage, in what? Twelve countries and counting….and mass incarcerating people for Wall Street profits. Mass Murder is not wokeness. Stop falling for this bullshit. Who cares what gender anybody is esp. if they harm other people for cash and prizes, that makes them evil-him/her/they/them, anybody. Same rules apply across the board. No specials.

“The Uvalde mayor calling journalists “chickenshit” for releasing the footage instead of criticizing all the outrageous stuff cops are doing in that footage is a masterclass in how politicians enable the police. Like politicians across the spectrum demanding we “fund the police” after countless murders and the largest popular uprising in recent history. Politicians will fund police and support them unless we literally force them to stop because cops protect the rich and powerful, not us.” (-Joshua Potash)

Big difference between me and most of my former associates is I never bowed to the capitalist high school hierarchy chains of command, or gave my consent to technofascist billionaires to incrementally enslave the rest of us, and I do not pray to the super rich billionaires. You have no duty or obligation to obey corrupt, sadistic, tyrannical motherfuckers. As a human being of conscience, you have a duty to challenge the assertions of known liars and undermine their new world order agendas and fight to protect the poor, the small, the people of Flint and all the innocent victims of these powerful forces of evil. This is a crazy time in Murkkkan history, when we are watching in real time, as the whole shebang is being eroded by just five or six unfathomably rich and evil billionaires in the shadows, as the billionaires and their monopolies are swallowing up everything, all the property, all the politicians, both parties, the whole corporate media, they own the cops and alphabet gangs and intelligence agencies, including like, Facebook and Twitter, ICE and NSA, DHS and TSA, and any last lingering remnants of anything even remotely like democracy or freedom are being erased by some arrogant aspirant gawd techlords with way too much money and worldly power. They piss on you and tell you it’s raining and you must learn new politeness lingo for their feelings. RESPECT THEIR CELEBRITIES FOR SCIENCE! That Capital Hill Endless Hearing is really appallingly, outrageously, insultingly fuckedup and full on fucking stupid, I thought it was ridiculous by the second day I heard EVERY millionaire media employee on tv hysterically repeat the phrase, “INSURRECTION!” ten thousand times a day. I remembered that line from the movie “Natural Born Killers”: “Repetition Works, David.” That whole shit show always felt like a psychological operation to me and I’ll tell you why. It was all cops and politicians opening doors and giving tours to outta state cops and politicians and a small handful of gullible follower future patsies. They do some of the same shit when the left protests-the undercover kkkop entrapment tactics. I’ve been to lots of protests that were at least as raucous as that one, where more than one window got broken. 

  All that bullshit talk about “desecrating the sacred halls of democracy”, what kinda bullshit robot would ever believe the temple where the money changer lobbyists bribe the bipartisan police state politicians is holy or sacred in any way? I don’t care if false hope supermodel on the red carpet, mimosa swilling Pelosi obeyer, AOC says she is miffed, still upset that some rightwingers held space in Washington for a few hours or mussed up Pelosi’s desk. They are not untouchable royals or infallible Olympian goddesses in my book. They are supposed to listen to us-we, the people, and do what is in our interest, not just the will of big cash grabbing, blackmailing, devious foreign governments, big corporations, Bill Gates, or the Military Industrial Complex. I WANT TO SEE MORE PEOPLE ON THE STREETS, taking action, PROTESTING INJUSTICE, not less. More love thy neighbor direct action and lend a hand activism, or volunteerism, no I don’t mean like when greedhead capitalists in Oregon instruct you to volunteer or intern (work for free) for their booj operations, I’m saying the people have got to look out for each other, cause pig media is trying to manufacture consent for even lower slave wages, even as the big shot billionaires quadruple their prices for everything we need to live. We gotta stop worrying about protecting the images of known liars and these phony baloney woke hustlers who pretended like they wanted to help us but then got right in bed with mama Pelosi and her private jet crowd. Shift our focus to the neighborhood, something we can positively affect. Look in on people. Do our part-we can’t wait for fake shitlib saviors, or cowardly uniformed enforcers to save any of us. Do it yourself, means you n me. Those rich people not only don’t give a fuck about us, it’s worse than that. They actively mean us harm and their bought and paid for, gaslight abuser controlled media will tell us they are doing us a favor, some kinda generous act of philanthropy, while we all get evicted, or water poisoned, or mysteriously get sick, or get hurt by agents of the state, or die suddenly. When they come for you, you’ll most likely be watching their unreality tv. 

SOME SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE….

 I thought Occupy Wall Street was on to something, when we were coming together, becoming grassroots organized on a very small, immediate, spontaneous local level and taking direct action, even though the thug kkkops came and chemical sprayed everybody and the pig-media tried to bury the message. Even though the middle class got mines tried to divert or undermine our actions for their own greedy, selfish, vampire/gentrifier landlordly benefit. Even though false hope Obama helped Mossad Rahm Emmanual and Wall Street Eric Holder coordinate a national crackdown on Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and impose curfews and attempt to thwart the will of the people. I liked how needs were being addressed almost instantly in the encampments. Somebody needed socks, or water, or boots, the call would go out, and the people would supply the needs of their brethren. Righteous.

     Ya’all suckup celebrity worshippers act like you don’t remember Obama letting Goldman Sachs handpick his cabinet, helping coverup the gratuitous human rights violations of Flint, or what BP allowed to happen in the Gulf, or how it was him who helped manufacture consent for overthrow of Libya, extrajudicial A.I. metadata based drone warfare, and all those Black Lives Matter uprising activists who were jailed or died mysteriously being under government surveillance. Now, the kkkop loving Republikkans are shocked that some of them are ALSO getting the bait n switch, entrapment, and agent provocateur, Cointelpro business. You gotta stand for PRINCIPLES, not just applaud unconditionally for celebrities or fake sports teams. Ya ever been wrong before? Does it hurt that bad to admit it? I mean I voted for Obama the first time, but he was speechifyin’ about CHANGE, not more drones and crony capitalism. We got hoodwinked by a slick taker in a shiny suit, is all. I knew when I saw Cheney upfront at the inauguration still runnin’ shit that we weren’t getting any real change, just an expansion of Cheney policies under the silvery tongued Obama Rebrand.

Dismantling the Constitution: Police No Longer Have to Honor the Right to Remain Silent – Activist Post

FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE DISSIDENT WHISTLEBLOWER HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATING TRUTH TELLER JOURNALISTS….BUT I WAS BUSY WATCHING FEELGOODIST P.R. ABOUT CHELLE AND MAYO PETE AND KAMALA AND DR. DR. DR. JILL ON NETFLIX WITH MY UKRAINE FLAG

The whole star spangled house of cards is built on the idea that we are allowed to protest-to peacefully assemble to redress our grievances and question official narratives and the hold the powerful to account. We’ve seen multiple administrations now violate our Constitution and Bill Of Rights by spying on us, making us piss in cups for minimum wage jobs, groping our loved ones at the airport, and outright inflicting permanent harm and abuse on citizen protestors at Standing Rock and Occupy Wall Street protests with chemical weapons, firehoses, non lethal ammunition, nightsticks, and now the full force of 24/7 propaganda being used to hammer some Maga protest that did not cause a fraction of the damage incurred by George Floyd uprisings that only resulted in politicians giving MORE MONEY TO SUPERFUND THE MILITARIZED JACBOOTED RACIST KKKOPS and KKKOPs killing more black people. Now pig-media, the Fraud Squad Fake Progressives & Halliburton/Blackwater Darling Lyn Cheney wanna make a big stink forever about some redhats throwing a tantrum on the steps of the Capital and use it as a justification to give MORE MONEY TO THE TECNOFASCIST POLICE STATE and create more laws against free speech. Who benefits? Lyn Cheney? That’s your silver knight coming to rescue you damsels in distress still offended by something Trump said to a legacy media Son Of A Bush? Lyn Cheney, daughter of deep state torture architect and false flag crony capitalist forever war profiteer DICK CHENEY? That’s your trust worthy female? You don’t think the Trump supporters had a legit beef with the notion that Gropey Joe, who nobody ever liked, just beat both Sanders and Trump, outta nowhere, just like that, without even campaigning or leaving his basement except to insult that worker in Michigan, and with promising the people exactly nothing, besides assuring his donor class Wall Street swells that “nothing will change”? But ya’all pink hats swore the ballot was easily flipped by RUSSIA!!! So how can you still believe these primary rigging DNC insiders who keep trying to sabotage and silence the whole left online and exclude the left from the fake debates and throw Green party candidates like Matthew Hoh off the ballot, why would you still imagine, the Bloomberg/Wasserman Schultz/Pelosi/Clinton factions are a friend to nurses or teachers or children or the elderly? The way that freedom works is if you want the right to march around your posh park with open containers and deli buffets protesting Trump telling Billy Bush that if you’re rich they’ll even let you grab their expletives deleted, or some frat boy fortunate son kangaroo court taking away YOUR RIGHTS, guess what, trigger warning, the scary lesser than bad and supposedly dangerous, “OTHERS” have the right to march around, and bellow into their bullhorns, about how wronged and cheated they feel, as well. Why would you ever put so much faith and blind trust in the hands of known liars and mass murderers? Who told you that cancel culture sets you free in your happy feelings aromatherapeutic gluten free safespace? Ommmm, my ass. P.S. The Gates-Meat is Soylent-Green.

We cannot simultaneously fight terrorism, we and our allies, while with the other hand we fund terrorism, arm terrorism and train terrorism.

(-Jill Stein)

Roger Waters Plays “Collateral Murder” Video During US Tour, Demands Julian Assange’s Freedom – Activist Post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI4AuWlO9iA Jimmy Dore is one of the many comedians being censored by the corporate fascist security state and cancelled by tech-bot billionaires with dystopian police state agendas, and ties to the war machinery. Max Blumenthal writes for the Gray Zone. Youtube is censoring both of them and many others, basically everyone on the Left. Anyone questioning corporate profit narratives, or wars based on lies. Lee Camp, Chris Hedges, Abby Martin. I said a few years ago, it would end up just being, Rachel Maddow and Tucker Carlson the Vanguard owned Division Puppets on billboard sized hypnoscreens and everyone from indie-media being slagged, silenced, and McCarthyist smeared as agents of “RUSSIA! and now, China! NYC is showing a stupid what to do in a nuke strike commercial, a modern adaptation of hide under your school desk. “Go inside, stay inside, stay tuned, and follow media”. People I once knew, who used to read history books, who should know better, have all fallen for every transparent media hustle of the past twenty, twenty five years. 

“Because a bipartisan coalition of neocons and liberal interventionists successfully instigated a new Cold War by orchestrating a coup in Kiev, criminalized diplomacy with Moscow through the Russiagate hoax, and stoked a proxy war in Ukraine that could turn nuclear.” (-Max Blumenthal)

“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.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.”

Abbie Hoffman

The clock is ticking. It’s time to stand up. Reject the lesser evil and that propaganda. Reject the lesser evil. Fight for the greater good like our lives depend on it, because they do. We’re running out of time. It’s time to stand up.

(-Jill Stein)

“Let me say from the very beginning that we at Black Agenda Report do not think that Barack Obama is the Lesser Evil. He is the more Effective Evil.

He has been more effective in Evil-Doing than Bush in terms of protecting the citadels of corporate power, and advancing the imperial agenda. He has put both Wall Street and U.S. imperial power on new and more aggressive tracks – just as he hired himself out to do.

That was always Wall Street’s expectation of Obama, and his promise to them. That’s why they gave him far more money in 2008 than they gave John McCain. They were buying Obama futures on the electoral political market – and they made out like bandits.

They invested in Obama to protect them from harm, as a hedge against the risk of systemic disaster caused by their own predations. And, it was a good bet, a good deal. It paid out in the tens of trillions of dollars.

If you believe that what Wall Street does is Evil, then Obama’s service to Wall Street is Evil, and there is nothing lesser about it.

They had vetted Obama, thoroughly, before he even set foot in the U.S. Senate in 2004.

He protected their interests, there, helping shield corporations from class action suits, and voting against caps on credit card Interest. He was their guy back then – and some of us were saying so, back then.

He was the bankers’ guy in the Democratic presidential primary race. Among the last three standing in 2008, it was Obama who opposed any moratorium on home foreclosures. John Edwards supported a mandatory moratorium and Hillary Clinton said she wanted a voluntary halt to foreclosures. But Barack Obama opposed any moratorium. Let it run its course, said candidate Obama. And, true to his word, he has let the foreclosures run their catastrophic course.” (-Glen Ford)

“The “left” in the U.S is a running joke, nonexistent, regurgitating playbook NATO, state propaganda without even realizing it, lacking in an understanding of foreign policy & knowledge of the regime change playbook. This is why the left-right paradigm in the states is irrelevant.” (-Fiorella Isabel)

“Biden voted against the 1991 Gulf War, then quickly said he was mistaken. He transformed into a top Iraq war hawk. During nearly 50 years in public office, Biden has seldom seen a U.S. war he didn’t support or help facilitate.” (-Jeremy Scahill)

Empire Politician (theintercept.com)

Arizona signs law to limit filming of police officers (reclaimthenet.org)

The solution to a racist police state is not superfunding a racist police state. Most Shocking From Jan. 6 Hearings: U.S. Comes Out Against Coups – Let’s Try Democracy (davidswanson.org)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/former-trump-adviser-john-bolton-admits-to-planning-foreign-coups/ar-AAZwrPO?OCID=ansmsnnews11

f Democrats Didn’t Suck – Let’s Try Democracy (davidswanson.org)

WHICH WING OF THE TWOFACED FUCKING CORPORATE DYSTOPIAN WAR HAWK IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE LESSER EVIL AGAIN?

    Like CLOCKWORK, pig-media headlines insist that We, The People, are JUST CLAMORING for NOTHING WILL CHANGE (BUT MORE INFLATION) AND ENDLESS WAR PREZ, GROPEY JOE to run for presidency again. You gotta be kidding me. What shameless lying assholes they are, but most of us at the bottom of the capitalist pyramid already knew that. In the USA!, USA!, nobody can speak out about anything, cause all those fake centrist shitlibs on like Huffpost and Salon controlled media, who get paid big salaries to lie, will attack them, so you know you never hear like say, any heavy metal dudes or punk rock celebrity types speaking out about JULIAN ASSANGE, except for ROGER WATERS! In the old times, rockstars like U2 and Jackson Browne and Lou Reed would go on Amnesty tours and shit, advocate for a free press, free speech, and freeing political prisonoers because jounralism is not a crime, of course, those were very different days. Back then, U2 had not yet sold their souls to become industry shills for bigtime money.  Sinead was one of the last real fiery truthtellers. Look what they done to her, just terrible. Poor thing. Dr. Phil is not a helpful person, he is an Inside Edition/TMZ sensationalist exploiter.

“This country is a nation of thieves. It stole everything it has, beginning with black people. The U.S. cannot justify its existence as the policeman of the world any longer. I do not want to be a part of the American pie. The American pie means raping South Africa, beating Vietnam, beating South America, raping the Philippines, raping every country you’ve been in. I don’t want any of your blood money. I don’t want to be part of that system. We must question whether or not we want this country to continue being the wealthiest country in the world at the price of raping everybody else.”

(― Stokely Carmichael)

Revolutionary Blackout – YouTube

As U.S. Funnels Money & Arms to Ukraine, Independent Media Faces Pressure to Parrot Official Narrative | Democracy Now!

“Our Gov’t, Corporate media and Big Tech have embarked on a crusade to make our citizens believe that they are the truth tellers and deciders of facts and any information that goes against what they tell us are propaganda, conspiracy theories or talking points from foreign agents.” (-Black In The Empire)

I worry about Sinead O’Connor, ya know, as someone who has always fought for social justice and equality, and struggled with family mental illness and never fitting in with the whole capitalist slavery bureaucrat mechanisms, I can’t even imagine what a horrid state she must be in, having lost one of her children. I struggle with not knowing where some of my kids are. I read her book and it was quite the gripping tale. I could feel her earnestness and torment, the whole way through it. When I unexpectedly came across a second hardback copy of her autobiography at a second hand donation store, I was mighty tempted to buy it just to have a spare copy on hand I might be able to gift a loved one with someday, but ever since Covid Clampdowns killed all the little shops, ya know the big box mega stores have been jacking all their prices up sky high, that low wage peasants like us can not afford to frivolous at all with what little money we make. We bought a weed whacker for $37 and after about fifteen minutes, the whole thing kinda blew apart in different directions, from hittin’ all them thick post monsoon desert weeds. Made cheap by Murkkkan corporations in China, what they call planned obsolescence. Hot day, almost 100, and my hands are still a little trembly from the yard work, that heat’ll take it out of ya. I feel sorry for anybody out there trying to hitchhike on the scorching hot highways today, bout three hours to the nearest Amtrak station, two to the Greyhound, probably. Our youngish doctor disappeared last year and now we’ve been seen just by these medical practitioners, our neighbor told us the guy had a stroke, in his forties, fine one day, now he is partially paralyzed. SUDDENLY. That’s a big word round these parts nowadays. Sudden paralysis, sudden deaths, ya know? Wonder what it is. Reading corporate media murmurs of a new plague mysteriously mutating, by the name of “The Ninja”. Now, that is not the least bit encouraging, the last two years just about wiped out my whole town, killedoff over fifty elderly folks, almost every mom n pop indie business, people got sick n died, and ever since shit opened back up, people still been droppin’ dead unexplained for “no reason”, just…”SUDDENLY”…middle agers just keelin’ over, droppin’ dead pretty frequently, mighty regular like-young man who worked in the local grocery store deli/meat department in his thirties, just up n died, family man, hard working black dude and everybody liked him, gosh, nobody wants to quarrel with any fanatics but “Died suddenly” has become the most frequent “cause of death”. Causation is not causality, I know them college people love to say that shit over and over, again, like it proves something, thought I’d say it, try it on for size. Yeah okay, feel SO SMART NOW~! Died suddenly describes the velocity someone died, not the cause of death-ya know? Every motherfucker just “dies suddenly”. For no reason. Don’t ask/don’t tell. One of my dearest pals. “Died Suddenly”. that was it, nothing more, they buried him behind a church in his hometown, sudden death, deal with it. “The New Normal”, they call it. Endless Censorship and War For Science & Diversity! Hut Two, motherfuckers, march or die. Read ’em and weep. Oh yeah nobody reads, we just supposed to stay inside with our hypnoscreens and await for orange alerts and follow orders and shit. “Own Nothing and Be Happy”. You, first, evil techlord occultist. These are undeniably some crazy times. 

“The”West” created this issue & this fraud & now have no clue how to exit out of this debacle. Zelensky, like Biden are not up for the moment & are in full meltdown now that they can no longer hide the reality of mess that is Ukraine.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“FICTION: A third party can’t win. FACT: There’s currently 127 Green party candidates holding elected office in 19 states & since 1985 the @GreenPartyUS

 has won 1347 races. So please take your duopoly talking points & throw them in the trash where both corporate parties belong!” (-Ryan Knight)

How Close Are We To A War On Iran? – Activist Post

Wobblies and Zapatistas | The Anarchist Library

PAUL S. CUNNINGHAM 

   This guy is so distinctively unique and one in a million talented in my book, he don’t need no causes or slogans, cause all his works and songs and very existence are like gutsy political acts unto themselves. He makes very deep and soulful music for damaged people, outlaws, bandidos. One of the only rare and endangered, last standing, independent minded, authentic maverick, genuine article rocknroll outsiders still fighting for freedom in this shithole country. His song “Brothers To The Darkness” makes me think of my longtime mainman and rascally rollin’ buddy, the infamous El Bastido, in his hillbilly overalls and big black engineer boots, we shared a lotta adventures straight outta Paul’s lyric when we were in our twenties and thirties, and I sure do miss the good brother. Between his 100 mph recklessness and my bad taste in women back then, it is an unlikely wonder that me and him both still walk the earth in our fifties. Saw an old Skid Row video on Vevo that reminded me of a crazy blonde bombshell the Ole Dirty Bastard brought home on the back of his motorcycle one time, who I had some real cool times with. Me n the heavily scarred and road rashed rhythm guitarist NF Bastard wrote all my best songs together-some of ’em really stood the test of time. Imagine Stiv Bators singing for the Four Horsemen, that’ll give you some idea, but we could never keep a drummer and both suck at making money so we kinda never got too far past the basement. Now we can’t even afford a basement! “Brothers To The Darkness” takes me back to my own misspent youth! Rev. Paul’s stuff really resonates with me, it’s from a similar psychic terrain, but he’s miles better singer than I ever was, really an epic talent, AND a great guitarist AND a helluva good songwriter! Little bit of Steve Earle in there, some Kris Kristofferson, too. 

   I listen to Paul sing from his heart and always feel like deeply consoled by it, like he makes me feel less alone, the dude gets me, or at least, his songs do! Me n Paul don’t have to share all the exact same religious or political beliefs to show respect for one another or support each other’s rights and common struggles. Hard for you college people to imagine, huh?! He’s different from me, a carpenter kinda knowhow dude, a home improver, craftsman, a gothic homesteader, a hardworking great artist, a loving father, and one of the most talented people I know. Also he’s a survivor of unspeakable trauma and hardships most safespace civilians would not wanna imagine having to endure but he carries himself with consummate grace and generosity and seeks to protect the meek. Here’s to all the good hearted badass motherfuckers. SALUDE!

DAN DENTON

This hard living, hard working, podcasting community activist and factory laboror from Toledo, Ohio is one of my fave artists from this country. He’s got a book out on Punk Hostage, has all kindsa poems that are on fire works of genius. Look for him.  ‎Dan Denton on Apple Music

Dan Denton Poetry (facebook.com)

“I’m a nomad. A Jewish road warrior. I do not have a concept of home. I wish I did. But I live with the idea that we have to get out of town before dawn.”

(-Abbie Hoffman)

Three Illuminating Quotes About The War In Ukraine (substack.com)

“It’s quite interesting that in American discourse, it is almost obligatory to refer to the invasion as the ‘unprovoked invasion of Ukraine’. Look it up on Google, you will find hundreds of thousands of hits. Of course, it was provoked. Otherwise they wouldn’t refer to it all the time as an unprovoked invasion.” ~ Noam Chomsky

“The twerpiest, most cowardly people who never risked  or sacrificed for any cause — and never well, due to their cowardice — are always the ones leading the charge against those whose life is shaped by that courage, precisely because they feel shamed by such people.” (-Glenn Greenwald)

“Biden’s low poll numbers and failures among the youth brings laughs to CNN, with 94% Democrats under 30 wanting someone that’s not Biden for the 2024 ticket, & with more than 75% saying the U.S “is headed in the wrong direction.” (-Fiorella Isabel)

https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/three-illuminating-quotes-about-the

It Is True That This Civilization Is Made Of Lies (substack.com)

“On the 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.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Dr. King’s policy was that nonviolence would achieve the gains for black people in the United States. His major assumption was that if you are nonviolent, if you suffer, your opponent will see your suffering and will be moved to change his heart. That’s very good. He only made one fallacious assumption: In order for nonviolence to work, your opponent must have a conscience. The United States has none.” (― Stokely Carmichael)

Take Action to protect whistleblowers (salsalabs.org)

“The Espionage Act, Patriot Act, FISA, NDAA indefinite detention, stop and frisk, federal no fly list, civil asset forfeiture, “quick take” condemnations, Title 42 “emergency” expulsions, and red flag laws are all egregious violations of due process and our rights as human beings.” (-Justin Amash)

“Each new day brings another $billion to Ukraine. There’s an unlimited supply of money for war.” (-Peter Daou)

“I’ve spent my career working in the mainstream, and I’ve covered probably seven, eight, nine shooting wars; I’ve never seen coverage so utterly consumed by a tsunami of jingoism, and of manipulative jingoism as this one.”(-John Pilger)

“Obama’s appeal depends on your ignoring virtually everything he’s ever done.” (-Gritty Is The Way)

“Political False Dichotomies “People aren’t grasping the significance of the fact that Silicon Valley is now shutting down content creators not because they allegedly harm the public good but because they disagree with the US government about a war.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

FREE ASSANGE!

Why Trump’s Next Pardon Should Be CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou – The American Conservative

“NY state is buying hundreds of robot “friends” to keep the elderly company. Nowhere in the articles about this do the reporters mention that it shows how companionship & community have been replaced in America by isolation, loneliness, & an individualistic quest for money.” (-Lee Camp)

The Espionage Act has become dangerous because we forgot its intention – The Washington Post

How CIA and Other Global Intelligence Agencies Use Media to Promote ‘The Great Reset’ • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

Meet the Ex-CIA Agents Deciding Facebook’s Content Policy (mintpressnews.com)

Multipolarista – News for a multipolar world / Noticias para un mundo multipolar


Genocide walrus John Bolton outright admitted to planning foreign coups with the US government in conversation with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday. That’s coups, plural.

While arguing that the Capitol riot on January 6th of last year was not an attempted coup but rather just Trump stumbling around trying to look after his own interests, Bolton hastened to pull authority on the matter when Tapper suggested that he might not be correct about how coups work.

“I disagree with that,” Bolton said. “As somebody who has helped plan coups d’etat — not here, but, you know, other places — it takes a lot of work, and that’s not what [Trump] did.”

Places. Plural.

Tapper just let Bolton’s remark slide like he didn’t just admit to something extraordinarily fiendish, but did eventually follow up with a request that the former National Security Advisor elaborate.

“I do want to ask a follow up,” Tapper said. “When we were talking about what is capable, or what you need to do to be able to plan a coup, and you cited your expertise having planned coups.”

“I’m not going to get into the specifics,” replied Bolton with a chuckle.

“Successful coups?” Tapper asked.

“Well, I wrote about Venezuela in the book,” Bolton answered. “And it turned out not to be successful – not that we had all that much to do with it, but I saw what it took for an opposition to try and overturn an illegally elected president, and they failed. The notion that Donald Trump was half as competent as the Venezuelan opposition is laughable.”

“I feel like there’s other stuff you’re not telling me, though,” Tapper responded.

“I’m sure there is,” Bolton said, grinning like he just finished boiling a puppy.

Tapper pursued the matter no further, because he is a propagandist first and a journalist second, and he would be acutely aware that Bolton was saying things that you are not supposed to admit to on television.

Bolton’s sole admission to coup plotting runs counter to his comments about the US government’s failed attempt to oust President Nicolas Maduro while he was facilitating that bizarre operation under the Trump administration, telling reporters in 2019 that the empire’s Venezuela shenanigans were “clearly not a coup.”

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Facebook has hired DOZENS of ex-CIA + other govt agents to run its content moderation, security + trust & safety operations, meaning they affect what the world sees in their FB feeds.

Read my new @MintPressNews investigation into what this means https://t.co/7g43tywNgR

— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) July 12, 2022

In other examples of the US empire just rearing its ugly head right out in broad daylight, an excellent new report by Alan MacLeod with Mintpress News shows that Facebook/Instagram parent company Meta has been hiring dozens of people who previously worked in the US intelligence cartel to help regulate what content gets seen on the social media giant’s platforms. Some were hired from straight out of the CIA or had (officially) left the agency very recently.

The CIA used to infiltrate the media. Now the CIA is the media. This trend of openly hiring US intelligence veterans to help teach the public what thoughts to think about the world began a few years ago in the legacy media, and now we’re seeing it in the new media as well.

This is part of a broader trend in which many of the ugly things the US empire used to do in secret it now does openly with the aid of propaganda spin. In addition to attempting coups right out in the open as we saw in Venezuela and just giving intelligence insiders positions of influence within both new and old media institutions, you’ve got things like the US government-funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which according to its own founding officials was set up to do overtly what the CIA used to do covertly.

We see NED’s fingerprints all over pretty much any situation where the western power alliance needs to manage public perception about a CIA-targeted government, from Ukraine to Russia to Hong Kong to Xinjiang, to the imperial propaganda firm known as Bellingcat. Rather than manipulate world narratives and foment discontent from behind the veil of hidden identities and cutouts as in CIA tactics of old, NED just manipulates them openly by pouring funds into narrative management operations which benefit the empire while framing it as promoting democracy and human rights.

To further #humanrights & human dignity for all people in China, the National Endowment for Democracy has funded Uyghur groups since 2004. #NEDemocracy #HumanRightsDay https://t.co/C0LJEyWxq1 pic.twitter.com/OqZdehdxXN

— NEDemocracy (@NEDemocracy) December 10, 2020

What the empire has found is that you don’t need to hide as much from public visibility as long as you can manipulate what people think they’re seeing. If the public is sufficiently propagandized and consent has been adequately manufactured, you can get away with just proclaiming some random guy the president of a foreign country and seeing if you can manipulate the rest of the world into playing along with you.

If your narrative control is strong enough, you can even keep the empire running smoothly when information gets out into the open that you’d rather stay hidden. Very often these days major stories about imperial malfeasance will come out that simply have no impact, either because the mainstream news media unite to ignore them or because they spin those revelations as coming from someone bad or not containing important information.

People tend to overrate the power of the US war machine and underrate the power of the US propaganda machine. While the US military finds itself losing a war to the Taliban, the awesome power of its propaganda engine has people marching in perfect alignment with the will of the oligarchic empire.

When I was in an abusive relationship, the more ground down and submitted I became the more my abuser would flaunt his abusiveness in the plain light of day. Toward the end he was just outright admitting he was a sociopath and a manipulator and openly telling me he was going to do monstrous things to me before he did them, because he was that confident that he had me wrapped around his finger.

Luckily, he was wrong. And hopefully the empire is wrong as it makes this same calculation with all of us.

(-Caitlin Johnstone)

The United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia are plotting a war with Iran. The 2015 Iranian nuclear arms accord, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which Donald Trump sabotaged, does not look like it will be revived.  U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) is reviewing options to attack if Teheran looks poised to obtain a nuclear weapon and Israel, which opposes U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations, carries out military strikes.

During his visit to Israel, Biden assured Prime Minister Yair Lapid that the U.S. is “prepared to use all elements of its national power,” including military force, to stop Iran from building a nuclear weapon. 

Saudi Arabia, Israel and the U.S. function as a troika in the Middle East. The Israeli government has built a close alliance with Saudi Arabia, which produced 15 of the 19 hijackers in the September 11 attacks and has been a prolific sponsor of international terrorism, supporting Salafi jihadism, the basis of al-Qaeda, and such groups as the Afghanistan Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Al-Nusra Front.  

The three countries worked in tandem to back the 2013 military coup in Egypt, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who overthrew its first democratically elected government. He has imprisoned tens of thousands of government critics, including journalists and human rights defenders, on politically motivated charges. The Sisi regime collaborates with Israel by keeping its common border with Gaza closed to Palestinians, trapping them in the Gaza strip, one of the most densely populated and impoverished places on earth. 

Israel, the only nuclear power in the Middle East, has conducted an ongoing campaign of covert attacks on Iranian nuclear sites and nuclear scientists. Four Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated, presumably by Israel, between 2010 and 2012. In July 2020, a fire, attributed to an Israeli bomb, damaged Iran’s Natanz nuclear site. In November 2020, Israel used remote control machine guns to assassinate Iran’s top nuclear scientist.  In January 2020, the United States assassinated Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, along with nine other people including a key figure in the anti-ISIS coalition, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. It used an MQ-9 Reaper to fire missiles into his convoy, near Baghdad’s airport. 

If similar attacks had been carried out by Iranian operatives inside Israel, it would have triggered a war. Only Iran’s decision not to retaliate, beyond lobbing about a dozen ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq, prevented a conflagration. 

On July 7, Iran informed The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that  it is using IR-6 centrifuges with “modified subheaders.” The declared purpose of the enrichment process at its underground facility at Fordow is to create uranium isotope enriched up to 20 percent—far below the 90 percent enrichment levels necessary to create weapons-grade uranium. Under the JCPOA agreement, enrichment levels were capped at 3.67 percent.

Israel has allocated $1.5 billion for a potential strike against Iran and, during the first week of June, held large-scale military exercises, including one over the Mediterranean and in the Red Sea, in preparation to attack Iranian nuclear sites using dozens of fighter aircraft, including Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets.  

The 2016 Memorandum of Understanding  signed by President Barack Obama provides a 10-year, $38 billion military package for Israel. 

Israel and its lobby in the U.S. are working to scuttle  negotiations with Iran to monitor its nuclear program. The preparation for war mirrors the Israeli pressure on the U.S. to invade Iraq, one of the worst strategic decisions in U.S. history. 

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in testimony before the British Iraq war commission, offered this account of his discussions with George W. Bush in Crawford, Texas in April 2002:

As I recall that discussion, it was less to do with specifics about what we were going to do on Iraq or, indeed, the Middle East, because the Israel issue was a big, big issue at the time. I think, in fact, I remember, actually, there may have been conversations that we had even with Israelis, the two of us, whilst we were there. So that was a major part of all this.    

Saudi Arabia, which seeks to dominate the Arab world, severed ties with Iran in 2016 after its embassy in Tehran was stormed by protesters following Riyadh’s execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Saudi Arabia, with Chinese help, has built a plant to process uranium ore and acquired ballistic missiles. Saudi Arabia signed a series of letters in 2017 with the U.S. to purchase weapons totaling $110 billion immediately, and $ 350 billion over the next decade.

A war with Iran would be a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions.  It would spread swiftly throughout the region. The Shiites across the Middle East would see an attack on Iran as a religious war against Shiism. The two million Shiites in Saudi Arabia, concentrated in the oil-rich Eastern province; the Shiite majority in Iraq; and the Shiite communities in Bahrain, Pakistan and Turkey would join the fight against the U.S. and Israel. 

Iran would use its Chinese-supplied anti-ship missiles, rocket and bomb-equipped speedboats and submarines, mines, drones and coastal artillery to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, the corridor for 20 percent of the world’s oil and liquified gas supply. Oil production facilities in the Persian Gulf would be sabotaged. Iranian oil, which makes up 13 percent of the world’s energy supply, would be taken off the market. Oil would jump to over $500 a barrel and perhaps, as the conflict drags on, to over $750 a barrel. Our petroleum-based economy, already reeling under rising prices because of the sanctions on Russia, would grind to a halt.

Israel would be hit by Iranian Shahab-3 ballistic missiles. Hezbollah’s store of Iranian-supplied rockets that allegedly can reach any part of Israel, including Israel’s nuclear plant at Dimona, would also be deployed. Strikes by Iran and its allies on Israel, as well as on American military installations in the region, would leave hundreds, maybe thousands, dead.

In 2002, the U.S. military conducted its “most elaborate war game” ever, costing over $ 250 million. Known as the Millennium Challenge, the exercise was between a Blue Force (the U.S.) and the Red Force (widely considered as a stand-in for Iran). It was meant to validate America’s “modern, joint-service war-fighting concepts.” It did the opposite. The Red Force, led by retired Marine lieutenant general Paul Van Riper, conducted a swarm of kamikaze suicide boat attacks and destroyed 16 U.S. warships in under 20 minutes.

When the war game was reset, it was rigged in favor of the Blue Force. The Blue Force was given access to experimental technology – including that which doesn’t exist such as airborne laser weapons. Meanwhile, the Red Force was told they weren’t allowed to shoot down the Blue Team’s aircraft, had to keep their offensive weapons in the open and could not use chemical weapons. Even then, the Blue Force could not achieve all of its objectives as Riper unleashed a guerrilla insurgency on the occupying forces.

Why shouldn’t Joe Biden be feted by the murderous regime of Saudi Arabia and the apartheid state of Israel? He and the U.S. have as much blood on their hands as they do. Yes, in 2018 the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the assassination and dismemberment of my friend and colleague Jamal Khashoggi. Yes, Israel assassinated Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. But Washington has more than matched the crimes carried out by Israel and the Saudis, including against journalists. 

The imprisonment of Julian Assange – who released the collateral murder video showing U.S. helicopter pilots laughing as they shot to death two Reuters journalists and a group of civilians in Iraq in 2007 – is designed to destroy Assange psychologically and physically. The corpses of civilians, including children, piled up by Israel and Saudi Arabia, who do much of their killing in Gaza and Yemen with U.S. weapons, don’t come close to the hundreds of thousands of dead we have left behind in the two decades of warfare we have perpetrated in the Middle East. 

In 1991, a U.S.-led coalition destroyed much of Iraq’s civilian infrastructure, including water treatment facilities resulting in sewage contaminating the country’s drinking water. Then followed years of U.S., U.K. and French airstrikes enforcing a “No Fly Zone” along with crushing sanctions they imposed via the U.N. From 1991 to 1998, these sanctions alone were estimated to have killed 100,000 to 227,000 Iraqi children under the age of five, although the exact figures have been the subject of much dispute. The U.S. “Shock and Awe” bombing campaign of Iraqi urban centers during its subsequent invasion of Iraq in 2003 dropped  3,000 bombs on civilian areas, killing over 7,000 noncombatants in the first two months of the war. 

By one estimate, the U.S. has been responsible for directly or indirectly killing nearly 20 million people since the end of the Second World War. 

Israel and Saudi Arabia are gangster states. But so is the United States.

“There are few of them,” Biden, reacting to Democratic lawmakers who have criticized Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, told Israel’s Channel 12 news. “I think they’re wrong. I think they’re making a mistake. Israel is a democracy. Israel is our ally. Israel is a friend and I make no apologies.”

The angst about Biden’s not holding the Saudis and the Israelis to account on this visit is risible, as if we have any credibility left that allows us to arbitrate between right and wrong. The idea that Biden and the U.S. are brokers for peace was eviscerated long ago. The U.S. offers shameless support for Israel’s right-wing government, including vetoing U.N. resolutions that censor Israel. It refuses to condition aid on a respect for human rights even as Israel launches repeated murderous assaults against the civilian population in Gaza, labels Palestinian NGOs as terror groups, expands illegal Jewish-only settlements, carries out aggressive housing evictions of Palestinian families and mistreats Palestinian and Arab-American citizens at points of entry and within the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

The idea that we represent and promote virtue illustrates the self-delusion that accompanies our moral and physical degeneration. The rest of the world, which recoils in repugnance at whom we have become, does not take us seriously. They fear our bombs. But fear is not respect. They no longer envy our hedonistic mass culture, tarnished by mass shootings, social inequality, the decay of our infrastructure, dysfunction and a Grand Guignol-style of politics that has turned civil and political discourse into a tawdry burlesque. America is a grim joke, one about to be made worse when the Christian fascists, bigots and conspiracy theorists take control of the Congress in the fall, and I expect, the presidency two years later.

The U.S., along with Israel, makes war on Muslims who, with an estimated 1.9 billion adherents, comprise nearly 25 percent of the world population. We have turned many in the Muslim world into our enemies. The Muslim world does not hate us for our values. It hates our hypocrisy. It hates our racism, our refusal to honor their political aspirations, our lethal attacks and military occupations and our crippling sanctions. Muslims express the rage felt by Guatemalans, Cubans, Congolese, Brazilians, Argentines, Indonesians, Panamanians, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Filipinos, North and South Koreans, Chileans, Nicaraguans and Salvadorans – those Frantz Fanon called “the wretched of the earth.” They too were slaughtered by our high-tech military machine and subjugated, humiliated, forced to accept U.S. hegemony and killed in our clandestine torture centers or by CIA-backed assassins. 

No one is held accountable. The CIA blocked all investigations into its torture program, including destroying videotape evidence of interrogations involving torture and classifying nearly all of the 6,900-page report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that examined the CIA’s post-9/11 program of detention, torture and other abuse of detainees. 

Biden goes to Saudi Arabia and Israel as a supplicant. As a presidential candidate, he called Saudi Arabia a “pariah” and vowed to make it “pay the price” for Khashoggi’s murder. But with the rising price of oil, Biden is whitewashing the murder, along with the humanitarian disaster the Saudis have caused in Yemen, imploring the Saudis to increase output, a plea Prince Salman has rejected. Similarly, Biden is weak in Israel, powerless against the expansion of Jewish settlements and assaults on Palestinians, and unwilling to move the U.S. Embassy back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem, a move by the Trump administration that violates international law. Biden’s staff was reduced to pleading with the Israelis not to embarrass him as they did during his 2010 visit as vice president. During his 2010 visit, Israel announced it was building 1,600 new Jewish-only houses in illegal settlements in occupied East Jerusalem. The Obama White House angrily condemned “the substance and timing of the announcement.”

How can the U.S. bar Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from a summit of the Americas in Los Angeles and embrace the Saudi regime and the Israeli aparatheid state? How can it decry the war crimes of Russia and unleash industrial violence on the Mulism world? How can it plead for the 12 million Uyghurs, mostly Muslim, living in Xinjiang, and ignore the Palestinians? How can it justify another “preemptive war, this time against Iran? The duplicity is not lost on most of the world. They know who we are. They know that in our eyes they are unworthy. Our inevitable demise on the world stage is cheered by the majority of the planet. The tragedy is that, as we go down, we are determined to take so many others down with us.
(-CHRIS HEDGES)