“One thing that the whole Nina Jankowicz fiasco exposed earlier this year, is that all these “misinformation” experts really, really suck at managing narratives in any kind of skillful way.
Literally all they know how to do is censor and deny censoring. Beyond that, they’re lost. “Sure the CIA killed JFK, and filled our cities with guns & drugs, and tortured innocent people, and lied us into wars, and illegally spies on us, and has infiltrated news networks & social media companies. “But they’re definitely telling us the truth about Russia, China & Iran”….It is a noteworthy moment in American history when more & more FBI corruption is being exposed almost daily on Twitter, yet the corporate news media is still just pretending like absolutely nothing is happening.
Their silence is just exposing their role as regime propaganda. (-Primo Radical)
TV PEOPLE ARE NOT TO BE TRUSTED, THEY MAY SPEAK IN AUTHORITATIVE TONES AND PROVIDE AN ILLUSION OF FAMILIARITY AND CONTINUITY BUT THEY WORK FOR THE ONE PERCENT AND WEAPONS MAKERS WHO ARE DESTROYING THE WORLD.
Dave DeCamp on Twitter: “Twitter didn’t just help the Pentagon run psyops, it helped the military justify its most brutal operations. US drone strikes regularly kill civilians (remember the family they slaughtered in Kabul) and the US-Saudi siege on Yemen has starved hundreds of thousands.” / Twitter
“If your journalistic relationship with the US military was anything other than oppositional and their feelings toward you anything but hostile, you were never a journalist. You were their PR agent. Can you think of a more disgraceful way for a reporter to end her career than with a standing ovation from the Pentagon? I can’t. There is no greater failure in journalism than being thanked by the US military for your lifetime of service.” (-Caitlin Johnstone on a corporate flunkie Pentagon mouthpiece that some of you believe is some trustworthy media source cause she’s on tv-you know both Rachel Maddow and her dad were spooks?) U.S. Central Command on Twitter: “Today closes a remarkable career for @CNN’s @barbarastarrcnn, a leader in the Pentagon Press Corps. Her aggressive reporting and tireless commitment to the truth brought this Nation closer to its military. She will forever be missed. https://t.co/iAyFWJmqwR” / Twitter
ALL THE LIVELONG DAY
So yeah man sometimes when my grandmother was busy delivering Avon, I’d be babysat by her sister who I adored, my great aunt and she was very poor, lived in a cardboard house right next to the railroad tracks in the bad part of town, we’d count the cars goin’ by, or she’d walk me to the bus stop across from the funeral parlor and we’d take the downtown bus first to the Goodwill where she’d buy me some comic books,16 Magazine or Tiger Beat with like the Monkees or Shaun Cassidy on the cover or some naughty James Bond paperbacks, then we’d go to the dime store downtown where they still had a lunch counter, small pets, a weight and fortune machine and a little cartoon booth and she’d buy me some plastic army men or a yo yo or a slinkie or maybe “Slime”, I loved her alot but much preferred her Veleveeta grilled cheese to her stomach curdling fried Spam on Wonder Bread sandwiches. She fed all the downtown stray dogs in her garage and back then, there was like twenty or thirty of them, they all showed up to mooch a free meal about five thirty, same time her old man was getting off work as a railroad worker. They ate shitfood but she served it to him on a tv tray in his rocking chair and he’d be so beat that he didn’t even bother to take a shower or put on pajams, he’s eat and fall asleep right there in the chair. He wore an old fashioned pinstriped overalls and railman hat. Now may grandparents seemed to kinda look down on them, cause they did not make as much money as they did, and I remember vividly not liking that from a young age. Their daughters inherited some of their classism and obsession with appearances. I saw quite clearly that working on the trains was AT LEAST as taxing as all the middle class men having their long liquid lunches and sitting behind desks with secretaries and bossing people around and doing business on the golf course. So the whole bullshit story about the poor people being loafing, lazy deadbeats who “just don’t apply themsleves”, “who just don’t try”, while the middle class business owners and office people were always supposedly “the hard workers”, even “workaholics”, with the big bootstrapped work ethic earning their golf course membership and scotch and steak business meetings by the swet of their brow seemed not entirely, ya know, the whole picture. My Uncle Tommy worked his ass of everyday, they just didn’t pay him a fair wage, that’s the truth about capitalism from my point of view so when these scumbag elitists and fakes like Lunchbox Biden and the Squad side with the bosses, just like Reagan, against people fighting for sick days, and the latte centrists still defend their pinups, I just can’t talk to them. I had a former friend who kept asking me for my address and it made me uncomfortable. I just don’t trust the nine to fivers anymore, they always got some trick up their sleev, ya know like they only contact you when they feel entitled to another pound of flesh-they are takers not givers and they do not believe in equality-they always think they are superior to you and smarter if they make big money. Sad truth is all they have to offer is empire propaganda, conventional wisdom and official narratives, admonishments about how I failed to do this or that and should have been more conforming, it’s so horribly dismal and disappointing when you arrive at a place in this journey where the people you carried in your heart for most of your life just speak entirely different languages, have entirely different values now, it’s like you’re talking to an uptight, acquisition oriented mother in law rather than a kid you grew up with, they all seem like strangers except with a stranger you might not know what they’re gonna say. Everybody I grew up with became their fuckedup conservative, judgemental, tv lovin’, two car garage, biggest sundeck, suburbanite parents. It’s pretty heartbreaking, really. I got people in my life who might pop up once or twice a year for their own reasons, but as much as it grieved me to finally look at our whole history and admit it, they weren’t never my real friends, more like saboteurs, time wasters, energy stealers, idea appropriators, what the kids call frenemies, ya know it’s true when they say it’s a dog eat dog world. It did not have to be like that-there was a time when it was five friends all together, rather than everybody just out for themselves believing all that bullshit they learned at college about how greed is good and whoever has the biggest house wins. I guess that time is gone. When I knew all those people, they were anti war and anti establishment ya know, they did not believe what the Max Headroom millionaire man on tv said. Now, instead of being anti war, they’re just anti poor, their world view is just blame the poor people, punish the poor people. They are all exactly like law and order 700 Club Republikkkans, only they vote dutifully for Democrat candidates who vote for Republikkan policies, they’ve all been neo conned by masterful marketing into supporting rich get richer poor fuckoff and die quick policies only now they also have a Ukraine flag and a Rainbow flag, but mostly, they all seem apolitical, okey dokey with whatever the tv sez, and kinda only distrustful or hostile towards poor people. Afraid they’ll catch our povery like the Covid death plague they all still think came to 150 differnt countries in a week’s span from a lone China bat. Nothing to do with gain of function bioweapon research funded by the West. A bat. We got a good friend with family in Peru, while all your brunch bunch co workers spend all their days Thanking Obama, some more, the common man democratically elected, populist president of Peru, Castillo’s been kindnapped by the usual secret police capitalist coups for empire with full backing and support from the DNC. The USA USA will give the coup government weapons and advisors to stomp out the protests just like they did here with Occupy Wall Street, the Baltimore and Ferguson and George Floyd Uprisings, the Water Protectors at Standing Rock and THE INSURRECTION! INSURRECTION! INSURRECTION! at Capital Hill, which I always viewed as a garden variety psy op-cause it was publicised for weeks with vendors and merchandise, it was a lotta Maga cops and rightwing politicians who let the outta state cop and military protestors in the side doors, a window got broke a dumbfuck painted sports fan yelled “Liberty” and tv talked about it 24/7, for actual years now. Shitlibs they decided they all liked Lyn Cheny now. Female? Check. Hates Trump? Check. Pro war, torture and an Orwellian fascist cashless society microchip police state? Check. I’m obviously not a Trump supporter, but I aint mad at people who don’t believe the dubious election resuts from known liars gathering in public spaces to protest. I don’t think the election counts are legit, either and I say that as a far left kinda person. If you think people really voted in large numbers during the Pandemic for Gropey Joe, you might be mass hypnotized. More people liked Hillary than Gropey. She also didn’t campaign but she did have a base. Nobody likes Gropey Joe except Goldman Sachs, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Pfizer. Not really.
Ben Norton on Twitter: “A protesting Peruvian farmer tells elite, pro-coup media she supports elected President Pedro Castillo because, “All my life, those foreigners who have governed have discriminated against us” “It pains them that we are governed by a teacher, a farmer,” who is “humble, like us” https://t.co/YFHRI7Zn8m” / Twitter
IT’S ALL FAKE.
“How people continue to support these phonies continues to be a mystery to me.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.” (-1984, George Orwell)
“JFK received a memo from Arthur Schlesinger Jr. in June 1961 warning that the CIA “possesses many of the characteristics of a state within a state.” After its most recent “review” in May 2021, the CIA still claims that publishing the full memo would undermine US national security” (-Michael Tracey)
“Why Western govts are at pains to emphasise invasion of Ukraine was “unprovoked”. Strategy of expanding a hostile military alliance along Russia’s borders is definition of provocation. As Blair shows, it’s conscious. NATO is aggressive imperial alliance. Rest is propaganda. ” (-Matt Kennard)
It’s absolutely nuts that we are conducting joint aerial exercises w/Israel simulating an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The last thing we or Arab Gulf nations need is another war. Didn’t we learn a damn thing from Iraq? No one will win, it will devastate regional economies” (-James J. Zogby)
“As the majority of the wealth in the U.S. gets even more concentrated at the top both capitalist parties are leaning into the culture wars & insisting that the problem is your neighbor to deflect from the fact that the problem has always been our capitalist & imperialist system.” (-Ryan Knight)
“The CIA is the most dangerous terrorist organization in the world.” (-Danny Haiphong)
OLBERMAN, MADDOW, MAHER, ELLEN ARE ALL JUST MOUTHPIECES FOR THE WAR MACHINE & WALL ST. PROFITS PITCHMEN. YOU NPR FAUXWOKES NEED TO WAKE UP.
BreakThrough News on Twitter: “Definitely follow @ZoPepperC of @peoplesdispatch if you’re looking for updates from the ground about the ongoing crisis in Peru. Very few global media outlets are explaining why in fact tens of thousands of people are braving repression right now to stay in the streets” / Twitter
Ann Wright on Twitter: “Only 11 Senators Voted “No” on $858 Billion Military Budget . Dems: Sens. Ed Markey, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Wbarren, Cory Booker, Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden, Republicans-Rand Paul, Mike Lee (, Josh Hawley, Mike Braun, Cynthia Lummis.https://t.co/VPx3PErODM via @truthout” / Twitter
Useful Idiots on Twitter: “Biden, who attacked Trump for his veto, who campaigned on treating Saudi Arabia as a pariah, who promised to end US support for the Saudi war on Yemen, decided he actually agrees with Trump, now a major theme of his presidency. @aaronjmate @kthalps https://t.co/v5iNJhLXOu” / Twitter
NOOOOO! Is it just me or are all the cool peopple dropping dead at an accelearating, alarming pace now? Watch that Fun Boy Three vid I’m about to post that Terry co wrote with Jane Wieldlin and tell me how you would even describe that music, it’s just majestic to me, a guy playing congas, some goth chicks on strings, Terry looking as sourpussed and grumpy as Robert Smith all while singing this totally catchy little pop song. I know brainwashed “Amerikkkan Idol” fuckers nowadays who’d say he should not be “allowed” to make all that genius music if he cant sing like Adam Lambert or whoever, or that you’re supposed to be boyband beautiful like Harry Styles, and producers will write all the music and some hacks in the fake music press will write articles about what a genius you are, even and especially if you’re a lapdancing sexbot or whatever you call those guys in tailored clothes and cologne who try to be white Michael Jacksons. I can’t stand any of that manufactured mainstream muzak so it’s painful for me to even access mockingbird media-it all seems like creepy bullshit and lies and cynical old predators trading on/feeding offa dumb model young puppet energy. I don’t like any of that No Doubt or Sublime shit really, to me, the modern day ska sems like a gimmick, a shtick, novelty, but I tend to feel that way about a lotta shit now-all the music just seems so plastic and bought and paid for with no message or meaning, just hokey jokey nonsense-people throwing money around. I guess I did like one Bosstones song, “Where Did You Go”, but any ska I like is usually the old stuff from the late seventies and early eighties that was all still so fresh and innovative and filled with energy and feeling and soul not just quacky doofus class clown Orange County rich kid face making. When the Specials did that big tour with Madness and Selector, ya know the two tone movement had a political agenda, they were socially conscious, post punks, really. Now it just seems like a buncha nerdy fuckin rich kids who iron their clothes all the time and made their moms buy them Vespas, you know what I mean? People with big shoe collections. I remember being exposed to the Colourfield at my friend Morgan Reese’s 11th floor loft on Astor Place in the mid eighties, he was a video editor-filmmaker-nightclub DJ who probably got into movies or adevrtising after I lost contact with him, he was a great guy, a lotta fun, blonde surfer lookin’ cat, but his smile looked like Jim Morrison’s smile. I caused him some conflict when I was a dumb, pain in the ass, selfish and thoughtless, drunken runway kid kinda self obsessed and insensitive to others and just so inconsiderate, that I wish I could make amends for-he got me into so much good music-Joy Division, Love & Rockets, Fra Lippo Lippi. He got me into Eraserhead and Bladerunner. He used to take me to cool places like Danceteria and the Dive. I didn’t really have my look together yet, I was still wearing the dorky John Lennon glasses and had a bad haircut, so he’d spraypaint my clothes silver and I’d get in the nightclubs for free. That’s how NY was in ’85. I’ve got a picture of him eating a bodega salad bar salad salad on the street in a black velvet jacket and an MDC shirt, he was cool as fuck but more importantly, a really, really good person. I owe him alot actually. He put me in some of his imporovised/experimental films he was making at NYU film school. Anyways yeah digging through his immense record collection was where I got exposed to so much new wave, ska, new music, PIL, all that kinda stuff. Everybody liked “Ghost Town” back in the day and “Too Much Too Young”-even those of us who did not wear fitted suits. I know he had a hard life and contributed a lot, he had a million different projects. I liked all that stuff he did with Bananarama. My favorite thing he did was his version of “Our Lips Are Sealed” which to me still seems so perfectly modern and progressive-what would you even call that kinda music? Amazing. Makes me mad how they never say the truth about why people die anymore. It used to be they only skipped the cause of death in suicides or overdoses. Now it’s all like, “died suddenly after short illness”. Used to be people only died in waves like this in their eighties, or nineties, not in their fucking fifties and sixties. He was great, unique, a real artist. people don’t even seem to know what real art or music is anymore-they just like whatever the Big 5 monopolies tell them to like. I don’t like any of that shit at all. I’m still in absolute disbelief about Eddie Van Halen being dead, Alan Merrill, Andy Fletcher, Ronnie Spector, Betty Davis, Mark Blum, Howard Hesseman, Thich Knat Hahn, Irene Cara, Chris Bailey, Jerry Lee Lewis, Prince and almost everybody I wish I could still call on the phone. Martin Duffy from Felt and Primal Scream. Like my comrade John Dissed sez, there ain’t no stoppin the droppin’. It is crazee but everybody besides me seems to think it’s okaydokey and just the way of things, the natural order. I’m not cool with death but needless death, that’s just some diabolical, unacceptable shit. These billionaires who talk all giddy like about depopulating should start with themselves and I got zero space in what remains of my fragile little life for people who think there’s some just or noble cause for these inhuamne and ghastly richman wars, always based on lies, for global empire, that only benefit the war machine-the devil’s chessboard spooks and weapon makers and WEF oil barons. I saw this Robert Downey Jr. documentary about his underground filmmaker dad that was so heartfelt and beautiful. His dad was a creative, eccentric real offbeat humorist character who made underground films way back in the day and liked to do drugs and had a spontaneous sense of humor and a childlike wonder that was ever so endearingly present even on the death bed. It’s called “SR”. Look for it on your click click click channel. Bummed out about Terry Lewis. All my own unfinished business, rekindling relationships with my faraway adult children, getting all these songs of mine properly recorded, they’ve all kinda come to these dead ends. There is no hope left of any worthwhile reunions with ex friends. I wrote some books but the lady who had expressed interest in publishing them has ghosted me. I get a lotta that. I’m a man outta time, I don’t really belong in this age. I think the billionaires and politicians everybody else worships and trusts should go fuck themselves-I think they’re all a buncha liars and depraved mass murderers. If you ask me, we need less people like Elon Musk and Bill Gates and more one-off courgaeous weirdo people like Terry Lewis. (RIP)
CHRISSY AND CHRISSIE
They just don’t make ’em like they used to. I’m sick as a dog as the old Aerosmith song goes, and napping under electric blankets, reading my birthday book about Chrissy Amphlett and thinking about long lost friends and loved ones who’ve gone on to the other side. Summa my precious few enduring amigoes have also been suffering from various illnesses and health problems, sick on the holidays is a bitch. Kid’s also asleep and his mom’s out fetching medical protocol vitamins, tests and supplies. Of course I love Chrissy’s book. She’s a fab writer just as you’d expect. All my brothers n sisters and friends of the revolution, I can only remember being this sick once or twice before, it is not pleasant. Chills and bodyaches remind me of when I lived in that unheated attic for a couple of winters. Brutal. Sick as fuck. Grisly and agaonizing and it makes you frightened. My friend Paul K organized all his songs and archives before he died and even wrote some real classy and characteristically charming farewell note. Hopefully, I’m not gonna die anytime soon but man I feel an impusle to get my affairs in order. One of the nice old ladies who helped raise me, she’s appraoching the end of her life and gathering all her kids around her for Christmas. I am thinking of her with gratitude from afar. This life and death shit’s all a big fucked up mystery to me.
THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES
This series is totally addictive and entertaining and is awesomely jam packed with so much seventies footage, rare photos, unseen video, home movies, private love letters, and whoever picked the music did a fantastic job! Produced by Maya E Rudolph-MAYA E. RUDOLPH (mayaerudolph.com) not to be confused with my fave flame from PRINCESS, the Prince tribute band who rocks my world, in spite if making crooked mass incarcerators seem likable on behalf of the DNC on SNL. I love that other Maya so much, she’s like one of my only fame crushes besides Susan Sarandon or Chrissie Hynde or Young Sinead before they ruined us both.This series is so fucking epic, you’re gonna love it, believe me. I hope they make some more just like it. Man I started reading books about Warhol when I was a pre teen ya know, and I’d go to the library to read the “Village Voice”. Most of the real exciting stuff happened, of course, in the sixities and seventies, with Lou and Edie and Nico and Gerard, and I sadly missed it, but I’m thoroughly enjoying learning about Warhol’s double secret love life and struggles to remain contemporary in the Reagan 80’s-he even agreed to put Nancy Reagan on the cover of “Interview” as a way of courting favor with the rich Republikkkan women who might commission his portraits. I probably watched the Candy Darling movie about twenty times. This movie humanizes Andy more than any book or film I’ve seen previously. I did not know much about his first serious longterm romantic partner, Jed Jenson, who started off sweeping the factory floors before directing their first flop flick, “BAD” and going on to decorating the houses of the rich and famous like Mick and Jerry Hall. He wanted Andy to stay home and be domestic when Andy’s friends Steve Rubell, Halston, Liza, Bianca, and Victor Hugo were in the fever pitch of Studio 54’s coke spoon in the moon glory daze and indulging in all kinds of fast times, high life, jet set, pre AIDS voyeurism and debauchery in Lower East Side bath houses and on the gay enclave of Fire Island. After two suicide attempts and Andy’s inability to be more affectionate or demonstrative, Jensen moved on and Andy rebounded with a Paramount motion pictures vice president who insisted their love life be kept quiet so it did not adverserly impact his high paying job. Hence the Paramount movies logo making it’s way onto many Warhol canvases, it was code for Jon Gould. In spite of my Edie/Andy/Velvets/Factory Superstars fascination, this is the first I’ve heard of him. Jon Gould actually appeared in that book that ruined a couple years of my life, when my mom put me in a real Waspy country club school: “The Preppie Handbook”. I was all too familiar with some white Mayflower descendent’s ideas about being posh in New England-I hated all that shit-the Harvard rowers, the yacht club, the Muffies, Biffs and Thurston Howell The Thirds, with the sweaters around the neck, the penny loafers and khakis and golf shirts, you’re really talkin’ ’bout everything I reviled, the whole Tommy Hilfiger way of life, so it was interesting to see Andy so desperate to assimilate into that manly, Aspen ski vacation world, but that was his lifelong secret longing-to be beautiful in a Massachusetts boat club sortof way. He became anorexic and started wearing all his ex’s leftover Izod clothes and even started walking runways as a male model, which of course was crazy cause Andy was so NOT a conventionally good looking guy who was gonna somehow pass among the Ivy League Old Money havers-he was a pasty Polish gay immigrant with bad skin, a freak, a voyeur, someone generally perceived as incapable of showing much emotion, which is why people like Sedgwick and Jensen became flummoxed with his remote detatchment. He was always saying he wanted to be a robot. I enjoyed Warhol’s work in the eighties-the magazine, the low budegt cable access tv show where he’d feature Duran Duran, Blondie, John Waters and Divine, Brooke Shields, Marc Almond, and Fab 5 Freddie. Interesting to hear graffiti artists like Futura admitting they sabotoged their own mainstream success somewhat by not wanting to be seen cavorting with gay people. I rather always liked his shows and magazine and collaborations with Basquiat. A girl I lived with knew, or worked for Vincent Fremont, and traveled in the gringhges of the Andy-Basquiat-Haring-Kostabis nightclub circles and also knew the downtown filmmakers, and John Sex Pyramid Club set, so I ended up frequenting summa those big decadent nightclubs as a teenager, accompanying her and sometimes our Nancy Spungeon like roommate Minkie to openings and museums, parties and after hours spots and performence art spaces, but I was just a kid, fourteen, fifteen, not really old enough to contribute all that much, but I did absorb so many fantastic ideas from that wonderful melting pot cross pollination, when hip hop influenced the art world and punk rock influenced high fashion and everything was being craeted from the ground up, I lived on Rivington Street a couple blocks from CBGB’s or the other way a couple blocks to the ABC NO RIO anarchist compound. The Book: ABC No Rio Dinero — 98 BOWERY: 1969-89 I could watch this Warhol series forever, it’s like you don’t want it to end. It’s so lovingly and compassionately made and takes me back to the eighties, which as you know, was the place where I felt alive, in spite of the rightwing Just Say No/PMRC/Jerry Falwell/Tipper Gore anti rock bullshit and preppie motherfuckers always trying to beat me up for being weird, once I set foot in Lower Manhattan, I knew it aint no sin to be different or to do things your own way, or wear makeup or leather, or reject the false standards and bullshit stories of the ruling class. Andy always struggled with the desire to join the haughty old wasp establishment, he wanted acceptance from the money people, and after he was shot, he retreated into that phony asskiss world with all the old heiresses for a long time. His companion Jed wanted him to be content with the home he made for them and the dogs, but people like disco sleazy Victor Hugo kept luring Andy back to the nighttime world. He was friends with the Lennons and met Steve Jobs at one of Sean’s birthday parties with Keith Haring. I never knew those graffiti artist painter guys but their works and influence were still around when I lived in the Bowery and they still hungout at places like Area, the Tunnel, the World, and Danceteria. His series of paintings “Ladies And Gentlemen” is an interesting topic cause he paid all those drag queens like fifty bucks each to pose for Polaroids then sold the silkscreened canvases for big money. He survived the attempted assassination then croaked from what should have been a routine operation, his brothers sued the hospital, they settled but the hospital admitted no wrong. Now of course in death he is finally embraced by the institution, same with Basquiat and Sprouse and all those eighties forerunners. Some people felt he did not do enough to promote or advance the interests of the gay community during the Aids crisis when all his friends were dropping one by one, but there are political messages and images in the later works if you look. He was raised a Catholic and went to church everyday. Critics always talk about how his philosophy foresaw the disposable instafame internet TikTok culture of did nothing heiresses and plastic surgery and drive through science and black comedians in drag mandates we are drowning in now, but his trashy, spontaneous sensibilities were perfect for the eighties MTV age no matter how many art crtics said he was a vampire past his prime and all that mattered was the soupcans. I used to love his show and also Zaremba’s Happy Hour. Those two programs defintely influenced my own short lived cable access collaboration on Boston’s CCTV, “Welcome To Weird City” in the early nineties. My kid tries to show me the Youtube influencer Tik Tok celebrities of today who get fifteen minute famous for breaking plates or sledge hammering expensive computers for likes and views and ad revenue, the potty mouthed racist puppet shows, or by being abusive to drive through workers or doing unboxings of imported from China bootleg designer hype beat status symbols and I’m just not into that shit at all. By the time Sigue Sigue Sputnik were releasing their crappy single, “$ucce$$”, I was already over the whole get rich overnight bullshit. I worked for some yuppies in love with the whole spraytanned “Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous Dream” and they were just miserable everyday from ceaselesly chasing that next high dollar paycheck on the backs of the exploited poor. Of course, I still wanted to have a band back then, but empty fame and fortune are not what motivate me, personally. I knew some real asshole famous people and like Phoebe Legere cautioned me long ago, fame is mostly just a commodity rich people purchase for their awful kids in this country. Warhol’s tv show was way more entertaining than these monarch programmed say nothing blow up dolls or assemblyline outrage rappers we got now. Say what you want about video killing the radio star but you know all my eighties bands had great songs. Duran Duran have many great songs. Culture Club, all them- The Fixx, Naked Eyes. I can see the Solid Gold dancers in my mind. I liked Andy Gibb, did you know that guy Rex Harris made glam rock albums?
“Back in 2012 Congressional *Dems* hosted an investigation of the Dept of Homeland Security for violating civil liberties and chilling First Amendment speech for simply engaging in social media/Twitter *monitoring*. Now bc of polarization Dems defend direct DHS/FBI intervention.” (-Lee Fang)
” I’m gonna occasionally type shit that you’re not allowed to think. Liberals were interested in democracy until it was revealed that the Establishment colluded to make sure Joe Biden was elected. Whether you like, hate, or are indifferent on Musk, Taibbi, or Weiss, the FBI, CIA, Big Tech and media colluding to lie and censor information that could hurt a political candidate is more colluding to interfere in our elections than a Russian troll farm using Buff Bernie memes. Neither wing of the duopoly gives a damn about Black people.
Dems know all they have to do is remind our community of how racist the GOP is and they can ignore us after we put them in power. What makes it worse is they’ve done us the most harm the last few decades. It’s 2022
Is anybody gonna ask themselves how small businesses were forced to shut down during Covid, while big corporations were allowed to continue doing business as usual?The ruling class didn’t care more about us than profit during Covid and they don’t care more about Ukrainians more than profit and maintaining their world dominance now. If you’re Black and realize white supremacy didn’t go away in a couple of generations like they want us to believe, why don’t we realize that there is almost nothing it loves more than Black babies not being born, fathers not being around and belief in capitalist individualism. It’s easy for the US, EU and friends to convince their citizens that Russia is a dictatorship and Putin is an evil villain comic book character in Ukraine for no reason
The problem is that the rest of the world that have been victims of the West knows who the real villains are.” (-Black In The Empire)
It’s almost 2023 and we are still fighting for paid sick leave, maternity leave and free healthcare like what the fuck” (-Joey Wreck)
“83 Senators voted to pass a $858 BILLION defense budget this week.
That’s $2.3 billion a day. $97 million an hour. All being funneled to an agency that has never passed a SINGLE audit and can’t account for over HALF its assets” (-Rep. Barbara Lee)
“Elon Musk’s buffoonery and hypocrisy have enabled some of the most smarmy, censorious #BlueAnon media stenographers to portray themselves as bold dissidents fighting for free speech and defying power
Servants of the DNC & CIA now embrace the edgy label of “banned journalists”” (-Max Blumenthal)
“After learning that Twitter employs at least 15 former FBI agents, I searched Facebook. What I found is alarming
Facebook currently employs at least 115 people, in high-ranking positions, that formerly worked at FBI/CIA/NSA/DHS: 17 CIA 37 FBI 23 NSA 38 DHS (-Name Redacted on twitter)
“Fire everyone who has ever worked in the intelligence community (FBI/NSA/CIA etc.) They are spies for life. They are trained to lie, steal and manipulate. Spies can never be trusted unless they become whistleblowers and expose deep state and Govt crimes / corruption.”
Primo Radical on Twitter: “Lol. The psychotic failed singer / failed Ministry of Truth czar reporting favorably on Nazis while pretending to be a newscaster. Absolutely bonkers. You cannot make this stuff up.” / Twitter
A CNN report from three days prior acknowledged NATO was explicitly targeting Yugoslav power plants in order to deprive its civilians of electricity.
“It was quite an intensive night of air operations,” NATO spokesman Jamie Shea boasted.” (-Max Blumenthal)
Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “Here’s NATO’s Jamie Shea stating that NATO targeted Yugoslavia’s energy grid, depriving 70% of its citizens of electricity. Shea claimed it was done to obstruct military command and control – the same justification Wes Clark used for bombing state media. https://t.co/QmG6b3cit2” / Twitter
Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “From a 5/26/99 Serbian media broadcast on a week’s worth of NATO attacks on the country’s power plants, its broadcast news offices, and a prison, which killed scores of civilians and wounded many more. NATO openly targeted the Serbian energy grid during its regime change war. https://t.co/qwLZBOdp5Z” / Twitter
PRINCE & PRINCESS
Ya know Prince had some kinda whackadoo politics in the beginning-shit like “America” and “Ronnie Talk To Russia” just aint that deep, really, ya know, but by the time his social justice instincts started kickin’ in, he was going on Tavis Smiley and talkin’ about eugenics and fluoride and geoengineering and barium and shit and writing stuff like “When Will We Be Paid” and “Baltimore” and paying bail for activists incarcerated for protesting against racist cops routinely murdering unarmed people, predominantly people of color. After putting some empty slogans on magazine covers for a couple of years and making sellouts of color more visible, kkkops still kill three Murkkkans a day, nothing changed under Biden, just lik he promised the One Percent. It bummed me out when super talented vixen diva sexbomb comedienne and soul singer Maya did some SNL propaganda mischaracterizing socialist democracy leaders as Banana Republic bad guys, while also making Kamala Harris, the police state operative who wanted to jail black parents for having truant teenagers and kept people locked up as long as possible for corporate profits from forced labor, Maya made her seem like some lovable downhome mama. So yeah, I guess I’m way, way, way to the left of Maya but still love, love, love her impassioned homages to His Purple Badness. When ya get the blues, try waching some PRINCESS performances on youtube. That shit’s the bomb. Maya is way too sexy for those corporate pig oppressors of the soldout capitalist DNC, but that’s just how I feel about her. She got so much soul and personality and it’s no surprise she’s a great vocalist being Minnie Ripperton’s kid I guess, but man oh man she’s a smokin’ hot sultry siren. What a bombshell, she blows my mind. God bless her. Dick Gregory said they killed Prince. Maya’s PRINCESS band are so good, that even the Revolution and D’Angelo jam with ’em. They really bring it .
NEWS, SPORTS & WEATHER
Zoe Alexandra on Twitter: “Outside the office of the Peasant Confederation of Peru, with the raid ongoing, people chant “Say the truth, trash press!” Mainstream media has backed the coup against Castillo and stigmatized protesters alleging that they are committing acts terrorism and vandalism. https://t.co/PRKYOFycYc” / Twitter
“The ubiquity of the 2016 Russian interference story as stated pretext for building out the censorship machine can’t be overstated. It’s analogous to how 9/11 inspired the expansion of the security state.” (-Matt Taibbi)
“I care about my community and just because the Liberals have successfully brainwashed us into believing in things that are detrimental to our society and our ability to rise up from the bottom of the economic ladder doesn’t mean I’m gonna shut up to fit in to the Left or anywhereA Progressive is just somebody with their noses up the Squad and Bernie Sander’s butt, that is gonna vote democrat no matter what. If Ukraine is a sovereign country, how did Biden fire their prosecutor, how did Nuland pick their Gov’t, and how is the United States deciding their military strategy? As long as they are Ukrainians willing to die for this proxy war against Russia, the US will steal our money to fund it. Our propaganda machine will not remind us that our Gov’t will spend about $100 billion of our dollars on this war that could have helped our citizens and have accomplished nothing that they said they would. If you buy a Trump NFT you are just as gullible as a person that is still giving money to any of these current politicians. If you don’t think the US is the Master of Propaganda, consider the fact that Americans think they live in a democracy. Fauci is an admitted liar and the Azov are admitted Nazi, but many Americans still insist on pretending this is not true anyway. Fauci wasn’t a scientist working for the American people he was a salesman working for Big Pharma
#FauciFiles. After Western media saying that this war matters because it affects people with blonde hair and blue eyes, calling the Global South a jungle and now the VP of the EU saying that Africans probably don’t even know who Putin is, I think we have an idea of how many in the West think.
The people in Africa know exactly who Putin is and they also know who the leaders of the West are, and that’s why they wouldn’t come at and support NATO. If you haven’t figured out that the Squad and Bernie played you yet, don’t make fun of the people buying Trump’s NFT. Zionism is not a religion It is a political movement that gives an excuse to steal land, property and create an apartheid State. When is our Gov’t gonna bring democracy to the United States? Zelensky banned his political opponents and an entire religion in his democracy.
The most courageous newscast in 60 years. The CIA’s murder of my uncle was a successful coup d’état from which are democracy has never recovered.” (-Robert F. Kennedy Jr.)
“”If intervening to ensure the continued mass starvation of children and mass military slaughter of civilians is not evil, then nothing is evil. It’s actually hard to think of anything more evil.” (-Caitlin Johnstone on Biden’s support of Saudi’s genocidal slaughter of Yemen)
The US government has approved at least $51.4 billion in military aid for Ukraine since the last week of February
That’s roughly $185 million PER DAY on average ” (-Ben Norton)
When they say “disinformation,” they mean “dissent.”” (-Primo Radical)
“Remember when Obama, Ya’all’s Forever Prez, looked the other way while mercenaries used chemical weapons and rubber bullets and firehoses on the Standing Rock Water Protectors protesting leaky pipelines being built through their lands? Remember when he and Rahm helped coordinate the national crackdown of the Occupy Wall Street movement and all that footage you saw of cops beating chicks for protesting the swells in the towers? Remember when he provided cover for BP in the Gulf by pretending to swim in the water on family vaca but letting mercenaries prohibit media from visiting the beach? Remember when he fake drank Flint water to help with the coverup and they never held any of the government co conspirators accountable or fixed the water with all their access to money and influence? Remember when all those iconic Ferguson and Baltimore rowday activists died young under some shady circumstances? Burntout Recluse Remembers.” (-Midnight Moses)
Bernie Sanders withdraws war powers resolution on Yemen. Why? Because his boss Biden told him to and because he’s a sheepdog. Rest in Power Bruce Dixon!” (-Margaret Kimberley)
“What I don’t get about establishment shills is how they are able to keep embarrassing themselves year after year by abetting their corrupt masters who have only ever lied to them.
At what point do NPCs feel the tug self-respect & truth, and stop regurgitating the lies of ghouls?” (-Primo Radical)
Instead of chasing child sex predators or terrorists, the FBI has agents — lots of them — analyzing and mass-flagging social media posts. Not as part of any criminal investigation, but as a permanent, end-in-itself surveillance operation. People should not be okay with this.” (-Matt Taibbi)
Keep Our NHS Public on Twitter: “”Nurses have taken strike action out of desperation, desperation over wages, desperation over working conditions, and the stress they’re under because they have so many patients to care for.” #FairPayForNursing @jeremycorbyn https://t.co/IUPtrnwMeL” / Twitter
VANITY & APPOLONIA
Ya know I’m reading a book about the Divinyls and still having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that Chrissy Amphlett one of the greatest frontwomen of all time is no more, and neither is Vanity. Whoa. Ya know? Those were the hottest sexbombs of my generation, the epitomoe of youthful beauty and desire, how can they be gone? I had posters of them and Apollonia in my room growing up, I even loved Susan. And Corvette from Mary Jane Girls! It’s all too fleeting here, just a blip and then we’re gone. So many of my friends are gone on to the invisible juke joint beyond the clouds and even Prince, how is that shit even possible? Crazy! As David Lee Roth says, “sprinkle my ashes over the eighties!” Apolonia was dating Roth during the making of “Purple Rain” and says Prince started doing the splits off the back of the stage cause he was a little jealous of Van Halen’s success. Vanity dated Prince, Billy Idol, and Nikki Sixx before deciding she was too fuckedup from all the drugs and became a born again evangelical minister. I miss ’em all, they were such big parts of my life for all these decades. I was watching Dexy’s and Big Country the other day and my wife was saying I’ve kind of idealized that time somehow, she could be right. Laur’s band, eighties synth influenced band Vague Scare remind me so much of when me and my dead friend Jaysin B used to play around with our cheap Casio keyboards in his room and makeup songs about these two girls we loved in our fake Dave Gahan voices, only we were no good yet, we were just goofing with cheap drum programs and my cheeseball pre teen poetry, and Vague Scare are amazingly fabulous, we still had that same heart for it, were coming from that same place. For awhile when we were lads I thought we’d become like Suicide or Soft Cell, but he got sucked in to the smalltown torture circuit and I fled and fled, and kept on moving. I was also heavily immersed in Prince back then who was actually still very New Wave! Same as Dez and Andre! We saw ourselves as Rude Boys, too.
“We know our politicians are corrupt, but we somehow let them convince us to spend billions of our dollars that we cannot track that we know are going to their donors and to a country consistently rated the most corrupt in Europe. Stop letting Bernie and the Squad play you, there is no Left movement in the Democratic Party, and if they ever wanted to help the working class, they learned quickly that they better get in line, just like Pelosi said they would on 60 minutes a few years ago. Our citizens being conditioned into to believing in American exceptionalism trumps all ideologies, social beliefs, political leanings and is the reason why it is so easy for the ruling class to con us into being involved in or starting these wars. Our ruling class has conditioned us to hate Russia, China or both and convince us that they are a threat to us militarily, our make believe democracy or the blame for our falling standard of living
Not because it is true, but because they pose a threat to our Oligarch’s hegemony. I used to do what I was told and write off things our Gov’t said were conspiracy theories, until the conspiracy theories kept winding up being the truth. There is nothing that an Establishment journalist hates more than journalism. The Twitter files show how the Establishment interfered with our election, and the people that keep talking about saving our democracy are ignoring it or spinning it like it’s just about Hunter smoking crack. Freedom of Speech counts for people you don’t like or agree with. Remember when they used to tell us that exposing George Soros was antisemitic? Remember that we were told that Russia would be pushed out of Ukraine, would lose Crimea, be sent back to the Stone Age, the ruble would be turned to rubble, their military would be so devastated that they wouldn’t be able to fight another war, and Putin would be removed. Our Gov’t lied us into okaying involvement in another one of their wars, are stealing billions of dollars from us right in front of our faces and getting most of our citizens to attack the people trying to tell them the truth. I think a big problem is that some people don’t realize that there is a difference between being a Progressive and being a Leftist.
I’ll admit that these terms are new to me, but from what I see a Progressive will always vote Dem and believe in American Exceptionalism. Reminder @cmkshama
as a Seattle City Councilmember has accomplished more for workers than the entire Squad as members of Congress.” (-Black In The Empire)
“I can understand the reason why partisan morons defend FBI censorship. But it’s bonkers that the government still pretends like the CIA didn’t kill JFK.
Honestly, even my 77-year-old grandma doesn’t buy that one. What subset of the population do they think they’re still fooling?” (-Primo Radical)
Margaret Kimberley (@freedomrideblog) / Twitter
ROUGH MORNING IN THE INFIRMARY
Wokeup sick, think I got it from bath tub and my old lady got it from our teen’s G.E.D. prepararation classroom pens, ya know, who knows, it’s wintertime and we’ve all been max stressed lately so we’ve commenced our get well protocols. It’s a bitch, cold, fatigued, bodyaches, kid has crazy chest cough. Everytime I try reading my new book, I just fall asleep. Kid’s so bored he’s doing Yelp reviews. No fun. Just been sleeping for twenty hours at a time, it’s so cold.
Dr. Mutulu Shakur on Twitter: “Today, the morning of December 16th, 2022, Dr. Mutulu Shakur was released from prison on parole! Read the full statement and the most up-to-date information on how you can support from Family & Friends of Mutulu Shakur at: https://t.co/prvKJmV6Om. #MutuluIsHome #StraightAhead https://t.co/mUDrG0g9RD” / Twitter
MintPress News on Twitter: “”The kill lists with prominent American figures like Roger Waters, Scott Ritter, children, hundreds of journalists, this is run by that Ukrainian interior ministry. This is the kind of authoritarian regime Zelensky is presiding over” – @MaxBlumenthal https://t.co/oOw1cJl32A” / Twitter
Black in the Empire on Twitter: “It used to be just Ukraine and the US that voted against this Anti-Nazi resolution for the past few years. I see they got some more friends now. Ukraine Vote Against Anti-Nazi UN Resolution, Castillo Blames US, Twitte… https://t.co/OoAMb2tNMg via @YouTube” / Twitter
Republicans stab you in the front. Democrats stab you in the back. The working class always loses US elections while the rich and the warmongering elite always win.” (-Danny Haiphong)
“Peru goes on the 9th day of protest against the coup govt. They can be heard chanting “Congress will fall!” It’s becoming clear that early elections will not be enough to quiet the protests. As the state of emergency continues, more military are deployed, leading to 1 death today. (-Manolo Des Los Santos)
20 million killed in WWI is peanuts compared to the stakes in Ukraine proxy war. With 2000 nukes on hair trigger alert and looming risk of nuclear winter, we’re all in the cross hairs. #PeaceNow” (-Dr. Jill Stein)
“This FBI response is disingenuous on multiple fronts. None of this expains flagging the silly jokes of ordinary Americans with low follower counts. Also, they are clearly not doing this in service of investigating crime. This is about domestic intelligence and opinion control.” (-Matt Taibbi fights the strict control of official narratives imposed by weapon makers, surveillance techlords and big pharma who got more tricks up their sleeves.)
If you cannot handle any criticism of your favorite politician or political party then you don’t belong to a political party. You belong to a cult. We don’t just need a new political party in the United States. We need a new system that is built around community, sustainability, and peace to replace this old decaying system that is built around capital, exploitation, and war. Nancy Pelosi has used our government for over 3 decades to enrich herself and her corporate donors, yet Democrats still champion her as a “progressive” leader. She embodies the rot and corruption that is the Democrat party. 174 Democrats and 176 Republicans just came together to pass an $858 billion war budget for 2023, which is the biggest in history. If you haven’t figured out that both parties exist to preserve our decrepit capitalist and imperialist system then you’re not paying attention. BILLS ARE NAMED TO DECEIVE YOU:
The “Climate Bill” expands fossil fuels & is a giveaway to Big Oil companies. The “Cares Act” had little care for the people & lots of care for billionaires. The “Affordable Care Act” is unaffordable & was a giveaway to Big Insurance companies.” (-Ryan Knight)
“The West’s disinterest in investigating the terror attack that plunged Europe into a deadly fuel shortage speaks volumes about who might be responsible.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)
“Peru goes on the 9th day of protest against the coup govt. They can be heard chanting “Congress will fall!” It’s becoming clear that early elections will not be enough to quiet the protests. As the state of emergency continues, more military are deployed, leading to 1 death today” (-Manolo De La Santos)
“I question everything the government does and I won’t apologize for it.” (-Eliza Bleu)
“NATO invaded Yugoslavia.
NATO invaded Libya. NATO invaded Syria. NATO has expanded all the way up to Russia’s border. NATO isn’t just a threat to Russia. It’s a threat to the existence of humanity itself. The Collective West plundered Africa. The Collective West plundered Latin America. The Collective West plundered Asia. But we are supposed to believe that the Collective West, now led by the United States, has Ukraine’s best interests in mind? Laughable is an understatement. American politicians will break a strike for one section of workers then pose as if they support a strike for another. It’s all a con to keep things just the way they are.” (Danny Haiphong)
“Extraordinary hypocrisy, revealing blatant corruption given past accusations of violence toward journalists who covered issues she campaigned on yet failed to act on once elected.” (-John Dissed on the latest round of empty, meaningless, performative, sellout poser AOC “justice tweets”)
“Congress, the FBI, and Citizens must remember:
The FBI has no authority except for that which Congress grants it. Congress cannot endow the FBI with powers not authorized by the Constitution. No FBI activity can be beyond the oversight of Congress which answers to Citizens.” (-Thomas Massie)
Perhaps billionaires, bougie tech moderators, the corporate media, Israel-supporters, and the intelligence community could all stop trying to forcibly prevent the voicing of beliefs by the citizenry? Maybe we could just have an open, honest exchange of ideas between equals?” (-Primo Radical)
THERE AIN’T NO FREE PRESS AND THIS AIN’T NO DEMOCRACY, ALMOST SEEMS LIKE THE SUPER RICH WANT TO KILL OFF ALL US PEASANTS AND THEIR GATEKEPING MIDDLE MANAGERS ARE HAPPY TO SUPPORT THAT AGENDA FOR SOME PRIVILEGES.
Comrade Misty is Putin’s Buddy 🍀 on Twitter: “@AOC And yet, you remain silent on the continued persecution of the world’s most consequential journalist, Julian Assange. The one journalist on earth with a 100% record of accuracy who revolutionized journalism. Your hypocrisy is staggering. #FreeAssangeNOW https://t.co/oNybQeHdll” / Twitter
mmmm mmm Hillary sez it tastes good. ‘Outrageous Betrayal’: Pennsylvania Lifts Fracking Ban in Polluted Town of Dimock (commondreams.org)
Jimmy Dore on Twitter: “@tanyalewis314 This thread is amazing, cuz she is supposed 2B expert on Covid, has devoted her life to it for the last three years, and it is clear from this thread she knows almost nothing about it that is accurate or helpful.This will help: “Disease mostly of ELDERLY”: https://t.co/HOcqL0kGLB” / Twitter
Primo Radical on Twitter: “Quite unlike how Democrats behaved in regards to the 2016 election, RussiaGate, the 2020 election, January 6th, Ukraine, any kind of online dissent, the ongoing release of the Twitter Files…” / Twitter
“The overarching lesson from 2022 is:
The United States government, the corporate media, and the “misinformation” experts at large social media companies are all working very hard, all day long, to deceive you. “It’s a private company!” Except the FBI was paying them millions in taxpayer money to comply with their “suggestions.” The term “conspiracy theorist” was invented by the CIA to discredit early claims that the CIA assassinated JFK. Given that those theories have now been proven true — like dozens of other theories about government corruption — maybe we need to revisit the stigma around that term.” (-Primo Radical)
Zelensky is a NATO puppet. NATO puppets aren’t heroes. They’re accomplices to war crimes.” (-Danny Haiphong)
Well, my brothers and sisters and friends of the revolution, Good night and good luck and if you’re one of the good ones, peace and love to you. Stay Purple, yo.