GUTTER GOSPEL GENERAL LABOR, DIZZY WITH THE PLAGUE, SPIRALS UNDER BLANKETS, THINKING ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY, THE LONG GONE WILD LIFE AND THE PRECIOUS TIME THAT STILL REMAINS, MORTALITY, REGRETS, TV IS BULLSHIT, HOW DID ONE SLICK TALKIN’ CELEBRITY SPEECH READER WITH A GOSPEL CADENCE IN A TAUPE SUIT KILL THE ANTI WAR MOVEMENT SO COMPLETELY, SOLIDARITY WITH ALL THE WORKERS ON STRIKE AND RAILROAD LABORERS FIGHTING THE FATCAT BOSSES AND REAGANITE DNC CORPORATE WHORES FOR SICK DAYS, DETESTING SHALLOW FAKES, GRATITUDE FOR ALL THE GIVERS AND RIGHTEOUS MARTYRS AND WHISTLEBOWERS AND TRUTH TELLERS, ANDY WARHOL, PRINCESS, VANITY & APOLLONIA, STILL KEEPIN’ IT PURPLE, YO, I’M ONLY HUMAN, AMPHLETT BIO, CONTROLLED MEDIA STILL SUCKS, EVER SO FONDLY REMEMBERING TERRY HALL (RIP) & HAUNTED BY THAT OLD NEW YEAR’S DAY SONG BY U2.

“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

You’re Not Actually Helping When You “Support” Protesters In Empire-Targeted Nations (substack.com)

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.

Coleen Rowley Interview: An Objective Look at U.S. Foreign Policy – Peace Dividend

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

Dr. Jill Stein🌻 (@DrJillStein) / Twitter

Stream Awakening by Going Rogue With Caitlin Johnstone | Listen online for free on SoundCloud

Aaron Maté, Medea Benjamin And Nicholas Davies: War In Ukraine – YouTube

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

War’s Chokehold On Culture w/ Matt Hoh – scheerpost.com

Dark Journalist & Whitney Webb The National Security State Revealed! – YouTube

Americans Dumbed Down on Russia – Antiwar.com Original

How the War Machine Took Over the Democrats w/ Dennis Kucinich – scheerpost.com

An Xmas Gift from Hedges and Fish – scheerpost.com

Harvard’s NAZ! Internship – YouTube

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

‘I became more and more violent’: shocking testimonies of abuse from IDF veterans | Art | The Guardian

Why Russia Should NOT Be On The Terrorist List with Clare Daly and Mick Wallace – YouTube

COMBATE |🇵🇷 on Twitter: “GADDAFI: “NATO is expanding towards Russia. To reach the gas, oil, coal and iron owned by Russia. To occupy Russia.” https://t.co/fGqyjBrPoY” / Twitter

‘Absolutely shameless’: Ken Loach says BBC helped ‘destroy’ Jeremy Corbyn | Movies | The Guardian

Mainstream Media Discover Twitter Censorship (consortiumnews.com)

New Podcast and Interviews (unlimitedhangout.com)

Ryan Knight ☭🕊 on Twitter: “You sold out railroad workers who are fighting for paid sick leave then have the nerve to post shit like this. You are spitting in the rail workers’ faces.” / Twitter

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Fake friends 1983 – YouTube

TERRY HALL

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)

Fun Boy Three – Our Lips Are Sealed (Official Music Video) – YouTube

The Specials – Too Much Too Young (Live) – YouTube

The Specials – Enjoy Yourself (Live) – YouTube

Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum (Official Music Video) – YouTube

The Specials – Hey, Little Rich Girl (2015 Remaster) – YouTube

Fun Boy Three. It Ain’t What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It). – YouTube

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 Pretenders – HUMAN – YouTube

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?

INTO: Andy Warhol’s Surreal MTV Talk Show “Andy Warhol’s 15 Minutes” (interviewmagazine.com)

Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes – Ep 1 – YouTube

Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes – Ep 2 – YouTube

Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes – Ep. 3 – YouTube

Andy Warhol’s TV – YouTube

Watch The Ramones on Andy Warhol’s 15 Minutes [1986] | Sonic More Music (wordpress.com)

Andy Warhol: The Unexpected Duran Duran Groupie – I Love Warhol

Madonna about Jean Michel Basquiat from Rage to Riches BBC Documentary 2017 – YouTube

Launch Of Amiga in US 23.7.1985 – with Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry – YouTube

Jean Michel Basquiat Fun Gallery Crosby St Studio 1982 – YouTube

State of the Art – Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat – 1986 – YouTube

Goth #The Batcave (London) 1983 | Punk rock girls, Punk goth, Goth subculture (pinterest.com.mx)

Andy Warhol’s TV – YouTube

Jean-Michel Basquiat in DOWNTOWN 81 [Official Trailer] – YouTube

“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)

Stream Behind the Twitter Files Hype with James Corbett by Unlimited Hangout with Whitney Webb | Listen online for free on SoundCloud

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“This Tweet Is Unavailable” — Musk Escalates Shadowbanning (substack.com)

The Twitter Files reveal influence of Russiagate disinformation (substack.com)

Primo Radical on Twitter: “Which is more important to investigate?” / Twitter

Dr. Jill Stein🌻 on Twitter: “You had to be brain dead not to see this coming.” / Twitter

FULL STREAM: Interview with Whitney Webb – From Hoover to Epstein, and Beyond! Viva Frei Live! – YouTube

Primo Radical on Twitter: “Why are feds and spooks all suddenly hiding their accounts following the release of the Twitter Files? https://t.co/BIUweqbuqD” / Twitter

Why You May Soon Find Yourself in ‘Digital Prison’ • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

Anthony Dike on Twitter: “Whitney Webb Wants to “Really Break Apart the Mainstream Media Narrative that Jeffrey Epstein was an Anomaly” https://t.co/SuAf1x9KAJ” / Twitter

Dr. Jill Stein🌻 on Twitter: “Clock’s ticking. Declare independence from the fossil fuel empire! Power concedes nothing without a demand… Frederick Douglas, 1857” / Twitter

Primo Radical on Twitter: “To be fair… WHY IS A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER BEING INTERVIEWED ABOUT VACCINE EFFICACY?” / Twitter

The Year of the Gaslighter – CJ Hopkins (substack.com)

Primo Radical on Twitter: “I know the term “Orwellian” has been used a lot the past few years. But really, how else do you describe this kind of anxiety?” / Twitter

“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.”

(-Kim Dotcom)

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

Lee Camp [Redacted] on Twitter: “In most countries schools have students arrested… almost never. https://t.co/STPHIlB4n9” / 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 .

Princess (Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum) – Let’s Go Crazy – The Belasco 6/3/2022 – YouTube

PRINCESS • Little Red Corvette • Brooklyn Bowl • 10/28/2017 – YouTube

PRINCESS • D.M.S.R. / Nasty Girl • Brooklyn Bowl • 10/28/2017 – YouTube

Princess (Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum), The Beautiful Ones, Brooklyn Bowl, NYC 10-28-17 – YouTube

Princess & Wendy Melvoin perform Purple Rain LIVE in Los Angeles—April 20, 2019 – YouTube

D’Angelo and Maya Rudolph’s Prince Cover Band Princess Perform Touching Tribute on ‘The Tonight S… – YouTube

Erotic City Come Alive: Holy Holy PRINCE Raved Unto The Slut Glamtastic by General Labor – Veglam

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

NO ONE is Buying The Narrative AOC and Ryan Grim are Selling | AOC Dragged for Rail Rally Performance | Mumia Abu Jamal’s New Trial? | Elon Musk Bans Tech Reporters | LIVE at 315PM ET (substack.com)

“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)

Aaron Maté on Twitter: “Congressional progressives, who’ve united to enrich these arms industry sponsors, deserve a table of honor: #SlavaRaytheon” / Twitter

How Do Pro-Russian Ukrainians See the War? – YouTube

“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

MintPress News on Twitter: “Watch @LeeCamp’s full interview with @vijayprashad for @BTHeadline: “Gaining Power In The Struggle” https://t.co/yN9Emg14gP” / 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.

The movie “Purple Rain”, directed by Albert Magnoli. Seen here on stage, Apollonia Kotero as Apollonia. Initial theatrical release July 27, 1984. Screen capture. © 1984 Warner Bros. Credit: © 1984 Warner Bros. / Flickr / Courtesy Pikturz. Image intended only for use to help promote the film, in an editorial, non-commercial context.

Vanity 6 – Nasty girl Original long version 1982 High Quality – YouTube

Vanity 6 Drive me wild(HD) – YouTube

Remember Susan Moonsi From Vanity 6 (1982) – YouTube

Vanity – Pretty Mess 1984 – YouTube

Apollonia on Dating David Lee Roth, Roth Had Palimony Insurance if He Got Groupies Pregnant (Part 2) – YouTube

Vanity – Pretty Mess 1984 – YouTube

Vanity 6 – Make Up (Live) – YouTube

Apollonia 6-Manic Monday (Demo) – YouTube

Day 2 Evangelist Denise Matthews (Vanity) speaks in Niceville Florida June 2013. – YouTube

Dez Dickerson – Modernaire – YouTube

ANDRE CYMONE – “What Are We Doing Here” (1983) official video – YouTube

Apollonia 6 – Blue limousine (extended) – YouTube

“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)

www.blackagendareport.com

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.

The Killing Fields Of Journalism – by Celia Farber (substack.com)

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

Primo Radical on Twitter: “Liberals still think that this happening one time was worse than not having free speech ever again.” / 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)

Death Toll From Peru Protests Tops 20 as ‘Coup’ Government Extends Castillo’s Jail Term (commondreams.org)

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.

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UN Report Shows 11,000 Children Killed or Maimed in This US-Backed War (commondreams.org)

The Ruling Class Promotes Identity Politics And ‘Anti-Wokeism’ For The Exact Same Reasons – Caitlin Johnstone

Alan MacLeod on Twitter: “Latin America: Elects a left-wing head of state. The Economist: “OK, lads, you know the drill.” https://t.co/lgb4Vef4Ie” / Twitter

Jimmy Dore on Twitter: “This is violence.” / Twitter

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

Anarchy at the Circle K – YouTube

www.antiwar.com

How Hillary Clinton’s State Department Sold Fracking to the World – Mother Jones

mmmm mmm Hillary sez it tastes good. ‘Outrageous Betrayal’: Pennsylvania Lifts Fracking Ban in Polluted Town of Dimock (commondreams.org)

Biden’s Latest Push for Manchin Dirty Deal Condemned as ‘Disgraceful Betrayal’ (commondreams.org)

US Utility Giants Reap Huge Profits as Households Struggle (consortiumnews.com)

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

Russia Warns of ‘Unpredictable Consequences’ If US Sends Patriot Missiles to Ukraine (commondreams.org)

Insider Tells Tucker Carlson That CIA Was Directly Involved In JFK Assassination – Activist Post

Vinay Prasad MD MPH on Twitter: “It is really a reckless plan. If Panoramic is negative, Paxlovid is going

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)

SCOTT RITTER: A Lexicon for Disaster (consortiumnews.com)

Thomas Friedman & The Myth of Liberal Israel (consortiumnews.com)

Revealed: Documents Show Bill Gates Has Given $319 Million to Media Outlets (mintpressnews.com)

Journalist Targeted By Ukraine Speaks Out: Wyatt Reed with Lee Camp (mintpressnews.com)

LIVE: Ukraine ATTACKS Russia | Scott Ritter on Diplomacy is DEAD, the West Killed It – YouTube

US Intelligence community & conflict with Russia – Ray McGovern, Alexander Mercouris & Glenn Diesen – Ray McGovern

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.

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.

Erotic City Come Alive: Holy Holy PRINCE Raved Unto The Slut Glamtastic by General Labor

He took it all too far, but boy, could he play guitar...” (-Bowie)

Won’t you tell your Dad to get off my back, tell him what we said about ‘Paint It Black’…” (-Big Star)

Death is everywhere, there are flies on the windscreen reminding us, we could be torn apart, tonight…come here…kiss me, now….” (-Depeche Mode)

All the poets and the part time singers always hang inside
Live music from a band plays a song called Soul Psychodelicide.
The song’s a year long and had been playing for months when he
Walked into the place.
No one seemed to care, an introverted this-is-it look on most of their faces.
Up on the mic repeating two words, over and over again
Was this woman he had never noticed before he lost himself in the
Articulated manner in which she said them.
These two words, a little bit behind the beat.
I mean just enough o-turn you on.
For every time she said the words another one of his doubts were gone.” (-Prince)

Americans need to understand that they have lost their country. The rest of the world needs to recognize that Washington is not merely the most complete police-state since Stalinism, but also a threat to the entire world. The hubris and arrogance of Washington, combined with Washington’s huge supply of weapons of mass destruction, make Washington the greatest threat that has ever existed to all life on the planet. Washington is the enemy of all humanity.
(-Paul Craig Roberts)

Human beings today are surrounded by huge institutions we can never penetrate: the City, the banking system, political and advertising conglomerates, vast entertainment enterprises. They’ve made themselves user friendly, but they define the tastes to which we conform. They’re rather subtle, subservient tyrants, but no less sinister for that.” (-JG Ballard)
“To be fully human is to be wild. Wild is the strange pull and whispering wisdom. It’s the gentle nudge and the forceful ache. It is your truth, passed down from the ancients, and the very stream of life in your blood. Wild is the soul where passion and creativity reside, and the quickening of your heart. Wild is what is real, and wild is your home.”
(-Victoria Erickson)

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity” (–John Muir)

This one goes out to all the dreamers, schemers, shower singers & true believers. This one’s for the adorable & incorrigible, the leapfroggers & downdoggers. For those struggling with emotional traumas & those stressing over how to correctly place commas. For the silver tongued, those that speak in tongues & those occasionally suffering a slip of the tongue. For the space cadets, speed racers & cyberspacers. The aquanauts & argonauts, the bookworms & barnburners. This one’s for all those raising their voices for revolution & resolution. For the metaphysical athletes parkouring every inner obstacle to find the sweetest, most direct route to serenity.” (-Rich Ferguson)
“Conformity may give you a quiet life; it may even bring you to a University Chair. But all change in history, all advance, comes from the nonconformists. If there had been no trouble-makers, no dissenters, we should still be living in caves.”
(– A.J.P. Taylor)

The odd thing in this world is that an eager-beaver type, with no original ideas, who mimes those in authority above him right to the last twist of necktie and scrape of chin, always gets noticed. Gets selected. Rises.” (-Phillip K. Dick)

It’s one of the triumphs of the human that he can know a thing and still not believe it.
(– John Steinbeck)

He didn’t mind how he looked to other people, because the nursery magic had made him Real, and when you are Real shabbiness doesn’t matter.”
(- The Velveteen Rabbit)
“Love buys a six-pack and gives it to the bums…” (-Joe Strummer)

Dear President Obama —
Finally, after months of us begging you to come to Flint, you’ve decided to visit next Wednesday. I know this will make many people happy and grateful. But, as one who voted for you twice and was thrilled beyond belief over your election, I’m sorry to tell you your visit is too little too late.
You say you’re coming to “listen to the people of Flint.” Sir, they’ve been poisoned for two damn years. You’ve known about it since October. There’s nothing to listen to. Unless you’re bringing the entire U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dig up and replace the 75,000 lead pipes, plus the Attorney General to arrest Governor Rick Snyder, then this is just another photo-op and half-baked list of new promises we don’t need. If you’re coming to make one of those “we need to rebuild America’s infrastructure” speeches, don’t bother. This is NOT an infrastructure problem – it’s a hate crime and mass poisoning of Black and poor people that NEVER would happen if this were Bloomfield Hills or Grosse Pointe or any other white town. It was done in order to give a billion-dollar tax cut to the rich. Every child here now has some form of permanent brain damage. There is NOTHING you can do to reverse that for them. There is no cure. Again, they are Black, they are poor. Do you have a cure for that? Because THAT’s the only reason why this has happened. Flint’s infrastructure was just fine (or what passes for fine these days in the USA). This poisoning happened because the governor said “Cut services!” — and so one of the first services he cut was to seal off the clean drinking water pipeline from the Great Lakes and make the poor and the Black of Flint drink dirty water from the drainage ditch you and others call “the Flint River.” We haven’t called it that for years. I’d drink my own piss before I’d drink out of that sewer.
We don’t need any more visits from politicians, even one as beloved as you. We don’t need any more promises of testing. We don’t need any more token digging up of pipes made rancid by the Flint River water that flowed through them (of the 75,000 pipes that need replacing, a total of 39 – 39!! – have been dug up and removed since you met with the mayor in the White House back in January). Meanwhile the poisoning continues on daily basis, even with the Lake Huron water that has been restored because it’s flowing through lead-damaged pipes with a new chemical that now burns people’s skin.
So unless you’re bringing the U.S. Army with you to save 100,000 of your fellow Americans, and unless you’re going to arrest the governor of Michigan who has now killed more Americans than ISIS, you might as well stay home. The riots here, I’m certain, will begin sometime soon. That’s what you or I would do if someone was poisoning OUR kids and the government refused to stop it, right?
With respect, admiration and profound disappointment,
(-Michael Moore)

WILL YOU ACCEPT MY TEARS TO PAY THE FARE….

I was hoping to have some real conversations with old friends and former intimates when Prince died. Residual, old, habit energy-you can’t look for something in somebody’s eyes, if they are closed, ya know? Everybody said they were bettering themselves by supposedly growing up and joining the rat race and sounding like that right wing morning show, “Fox & Friends”, but some of our beloved attachments mostly just changed their number and spend all their inheritance on geodesic domes and spa treatments and jet-skis and going on safaris and shit. I know my own personal house ain’t in order whenever I find myself seeking something on those same dead end streets we used to stomp down. Electric word, life, but sometimes, sometimes…Sometimes, only death rouses us, even fleetingly, from our deeply indoctrinated conditioning, phony baloney, hierarchical, honky death spell, if only for a few moments. Damn shame that only grief can even temporarily crack our jaded, brainwashed, bullet proof, metallic tortoise shells open, if only alone, and in the tiny hours. If you know people who have worked as highly paid media professionals for a long time, you know how they tend to curtly fire-off some superficial interview questions about your newest product, looking for the punch line, racing to the punch line, hoping to beat you to it, then, it’s right back to the commercials and the sieg heil, post-grunge, corporate rock playlist, the program, it’s like talking to programs, who are reading teleprompters. All the other assembly line, mass produced, generic Shadies just imitating Howard Stern. It’s wearying. Note to self: just stop it. In this life, you’re on your own. Be glad that you are free.

Prince03At a certain age, the only meaningful exchange left for many of us to share is silence, it’s the only honest expression. I stubbornly still love some people who became Bill O’Reilly episodes, mutterings of their angry dad’s drunkenly organizing the tools in the garage, they internalized all the hate talk reruns and class war propaganda, you hear all the mature adults insisting they are high functioning, and changing the system from within, while they obscenely overcharge poor people for rent, and complain about how Prince changed his name while battling Sony and how they did not like it when he wrote “slave” on his face, or when he showed up with a full “For You” afro and gave benefit concerts to grieving black communities after multiple murderous police rampages and convenience store window breaking uprisings, white Rudy Guiliani authoritarian types always disapprove of anyone who is anti-establishment having any voice, at all. It threatens their trains on time fascist reality. Another day, another innocent black kid killed by cops and no one’s supposed to say anything. Who will be the next hospital bomber in chief for the empire? Reality tv blowhard Trump, or bona fide made her bones already war witch Hillary? Nothing more telling than when khaki panted squares start bitching about how entertainers should shut up and sing like the ventriloquist dummies on “the Voice”. It’s plain bizarre to hear that kinda Rush Limbaugh oafish fratboy bigot shit coming out of ex punk rockers. Prince has a song called “Old Friends 4 Sale”, few of us have real conversations, anymore, where we really open up and compare notes, it’s just not done. Nobody looks 2 the dawn. Just looking for the punch-line. Racing to the punch line. Racing to the red light. Racers, racing. All of my purple life, I was lookin’ for a band. Prince is why I originally hassled all of my restless renegade childhood friends to play instruments. All those puffed up local legend dudes in the flyover college towns, who open up for the Jim Jones Revue and New Bomb Turks and Howlin’ Maggie and shit, plenty of ’em got their start in my many crash and burn, violet clad, garage punk bands.

Them’s the facts, Jack. His first couple lp’s were too Bee Gees for me. “Dirty Mind”, “Controversy”, and “1999” were as crucial to me as the Sex Pistols or Bob Dylan were to the oldsters. I had never heard anything as exciting and edgy and colorful and mystifying as Prince & The Revolution. The Revolution was the best band name, ever. I bought every single, every twelve inch, stared at them, bought the big paisley posters, made collages on my bedroom walls of all those MTV stars-Prince, Billy Idol, Van Halen, The Smiths, The Cure, Adam Ant. My friends and I were mostly pale, nail chewing, poor kids who attended the rich school, we lived right at the edge of the booj school district, and we all took all kinds of shit from the country club preppie kids for defiantly eschewing Izod and Polo, and flagrantly daring to wear hoop earrings and scarves and eyeliner. I was pretty new wave-I still like Depeche Mode much better than Black Crowes, they had way better songs, even if the Crowes had all the swanky wine colored velvet bellbottoms and suit jackets. My black friends skateboarded and liked New Order and Talking Heads and Billy Idol; and my white friends all liked Michael Jackson, Vanity 6, Rick James, Doug E. Fresh and Run DMC and the breakdance movies and dance records. My industrial arts teacher angrily yanked my Mick Mars pin-up out of my locker, I was forever being suspended for trying to dress like Andrew Eltrich, and the Southern Baptist crazies memorably confiscated my U2 and Thompson Twins vinyl at reform school. On career day, when the helpful school administrators wanted me to meet with the army recruiters again, I told my counselor, my career goal was to be the male Patti Smith. Suburban weasel administrators pressed charges against me in juvenile court for—dig this: “malicious destruction of county property, felony four”, which sounds like I blew up a municipal building like the Weathermen, right? But no, it was for drawing band logos in my history book. “Ratt“. “Dead Kennedys“. You can’t make this shit up.

The golf shirts all drew mustaches on George Washington, too, and probably drew sports team logos, but they only paid small book fines. The Tipper Gore P.M.R.C. were at the peak of their fear frenzy, blaming every natural teenage impulse on the devilish influence of Ozzy, Twisted Sister, Judas Priest, and Blackie Lawless. All us hick kids could identify with the struggle Prince sang about, between our own carnal instincts and the heavy guilt God trip all the small town disciplinarians laid on our young heads. His message was a liberating, sensual, boundary erasing, call to freak freely, Uptown. Our bullshit school validated even the most heinous crimes of the rich fratboy crowd and hysterically demonized the ho-hum infractions of the angry, weird, and poor kids. I was the sorta kid who liked Scritti Politti AND Saxon, the Scorpions AND Culture Club. The Cult and Gene Loves Jezebel. I kinda united the local new wave and goth and heavy metal and funk factions under one freaky misfit banner. A girlfriend gifted me with a Tokai guitar autographed by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Niles Rogers, like Apollonia gifted Prince with the Pegasus guitar in the movie, and my Wayne Kramer lookalike best friend used to walk like a mile, in the middle of the night, to play that guitar, and he was the one with the real natural ability, so he became the guitar hero, while I made plans to be the swashbuckling pirate king front man. I was Jack Sparrow way before that other guy was. Ask around. Some of it’s true! When the church girl who gave me the guitar found out I had fallen for another, a lithesome intellectual Bardot figurine, she came and reclaimed her guitar and I imagine it’s worth something now, but my man’s single mom sacrificed and saved and finally, scrapped together some money and got him a Strat one Christmas and I shoplifted him some Van Halen chord book from the local guitar shop and we commenced to hassle more of our friends to get instruments. Some stone washed white trash dicks stole that guitar. I’m sure I know who it was-the same headbanging Beavis & Butthead dude gang who always hassled us. There were some rich kid heavy metal dudes who covered Journey and Judas Priest, who were like, five years older, and they hated us, because they had zero style or originality, and girls liked us, because what we lacked in sports cars and big Marshall stacks, we had in sparkling personality and cheap, gaudy jewelry from Claire’s Boutique in the mall.The poorer metal goons who went to the downtown high school were weak followers who really looked up to these suburbanite, muscle bound, Transmaro driving, Journey dudes with the pinched faces, cheeesball perms and the big amps who just irrationally despised us. You know the bad guy in the “Karate Kid” movie? Imagine him with some kind of ugly shredder headbanging cover band. He’s still BMOC back there in terminal Highschoolville! They made our lives pretty hellish for a number of years, stalking me at my record store job, ganging up on me, bloodying my nose and breaking my glasses on a semi frequent basis, whenever my more intimidating Motörhead friends weren’t around. It was a hick ass church town where we lived, with a tank plant and two cows, so the jocks weren’t really equipped to reckon with a long haired pasty dude in studded leather underwear and kabuki makeup with “sex god” painted on the back of his jacket.

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CONTROVERSY….

We started playing suburban parties when ever someone’s parents were out of town, and hog roasts for hillbillies, but the first couple guys who had signed on to be drummers, could not afford actual drum kits. I had a school band snare and some random cymbals and they banged on metal garbage cans and stolen drive-in speakers, and that was cool for awhile, gave us a real savage Cramps vibe, in the basement of my mother’s townhouse apartment, but competent and dedicated drummers were always elusive in my piss town circles. They always wanted to be in the popular KISS and Bon Jovi cover bands. We ended up fucking around with cheap four tracks and shitty drum machines, but it all sounded like kindergarten Devo. My detention hall rapper friends, Dee Moe Fresh Crew, had won local youth center talent show contests, and got to open up for big name hip-hop and R&B stars at the civic center, and for awhile, we even flirted with the idea of integrating their scratching and mixing with our ramshackle Mary Chain punk noise, but again, we were all pretty low budget, and we just ended up mostly drinking forties and listening to Prince and Zapp and Grandmaster Flash, and Big Audio Dynamite, instead.

An English band called Age Of Chance covered Prince with big Clash guitars and they really seemed to nail what we had merely imagined. Obviously, we could never afford tailored suits or fitted lame’ and sequins like Prince and The Time, or leather and spikes like our punk rock idols, but we did fashion together our own D.I.Y. junk shop version of glam, a la Redd Kross, Cyndi Lauper and the Clash. Creepers and hairspray and big belt buckles and old women’s furry coats and shit. No E-Bay, no Etsy, no Retail Slut, so we had to do it all from scratch. Anyone paying attention could easily suss that all my early band names and song lyrics had a distinctively Prince influenced vibe. Not that anyone cares or remembers now, but we really embraced his utopian vision of funky fun, all those early songs of his were playing while we took off to faraway cities in search of underground culture and original music, or preened in the mirror, or made out with those pretty, lace and ruffled, gothic new wave chicks.

Back then, I worked at record stores and could still buy lots of records, so I even collected alla the spin-off groups-The Time, Sheila E., Jesse Johnson Revue, Andre Cymone, Mazarati. I bought all the news stand black magazines for the colorful pictures of the Purple Kingdom starlets and Shalamar and the Mary Jane Girls, along with Creem, Smash Hits, and all the metal mags. That “Player’s Ball” 45 was my jam. They all were. “Lady Cab Driver”, “DMSR”, “Annie Christian”, “What Time Is It”?, “Joy In Repetition”, “Let’s Pretend We’re Married”, “Irresistible Bitch”, “Anotherloverholeinyohead”. I vividly recall the day “Around The World In A Day” came out, when me and my young love spent the afternoon staring at the gate fold sleeve, looking for hidden meanings in the illustrations and perusing the sometimes cryptic lyrics together. “I’m blinded by the daisies in your yard…” I think “Paisley Park” , “When Doves Cry”, “Erotic City” and “She’s Always In My Hair” felt to us like “Ruby Tuesday”, “Sgt. Pepper”, “Chimes Of Freedom”, or “Good Vibrations” did to the hippies. It blew my mind. “Come to the park and play with us/there aren’t any rules…” Her step father really hated me. I don’t know how he got a vote. We were like doves of a feather, me and her. When we were young. My own mom ended up eventually liking Prince, once he achieved Super Bowl fame, but she did not dig it, at all, when I spray painted his logo on my bedroom wall with blue hairspray. She heroically went with me to my dead beat box friend’s funeral when he was murdered the day “Colors” came out by a small-time dope dealer afraid to duke it out with him, el mano to mano. “Alphabet Street” was his eulogy, I still feel him, most days of my life. Been thinking a lot about my mom lately-partly, because she is getting older and sicker, and I’ve come to see how tough parenting is, and because, so many of my former peers, who have gone through the college/corporate media/inheritance/tribal mythology/war on terror programmed/please the inlaws/cable tv/Kardashian consciousness machine sound just just like our moms, now. “There’s no conspiracy”. “What about Adam’s Team, on the Voice?” “So do you play Candy Crush?” God love all the old people.

I wish I hadn’t lost all of my amazing scrapbooks in a midnight move and emergency eviction, because the photos of all of us from the eighties were indescribably amazing, we were having good times. I mean what we got away with was nothing but Dirty Mind Nirvana. “White, black, Puerto Rican, everybody just a freakin’, good times a rollin…” Me and my leatherette bootboy crew, we accumulated a lot of girlfriends back then, and eventually, that became an issue with jealous dogs on the periphery, but it was all pure party up, while it lasted. Dancing and all night rocking, merry making, and laughs. Of course, some people are just hangers-on, who show up to take notes, be around the attractive girls, sponge up your atmosphere, others are real friends, like my pal the human beatbox. Miss my main man, still. Sad to lose him, so young, he was my oldest son’s godfather. I learned back then, whenever a black person dies, white people say it was because he was a drug dealer. That’s how they justify their racist culture. They are believers in the system. His auto-worker dad used to come to the front door and yell up the stairs, “Ant’ny! That crazy ass white boy who thinks he’s Prince is here!” We used to sneak his dad’s Cadillac out at night. For awhile, it was all blue shadow and pink mascara, cheap guitars, and cheaper wine, hardcore jamming good times, and a lot of smiling because we could not believe we were getting away with any of it. Days of Wild. I guess it couldn’t stay all “La la la, hee hee hee”, forever. Most of my friends jumped ship, or fell off when we were 25-27. I’m told they determined, I “wasn’t happening”. Ahh, well. What can you do? Some of us were always gonna stay punk-funk ’cause we were born to be free, not ESPN watching, chicken wing guzzlers.

Controlled media told us all to fear black teenagers in hoodies and baggy pants, or Muslims who hate us for our freedom, but in my experience, it was always the sports bar mooks, bro country big truck turds, homophobic 700 Club watchers, assimilated capitalist gym membership dorks, finky believers of official narratives, and steroid nutty enforcer class war monkeys who threatened my way of life. And a couple of wet fart indie rockstars who’s parents bought them fame. I gotta say, it was a pretty good ride, while it lasted. The girls were utterly enchanting! “I love you more than I did when you were mine .” Like most oddballs and bizarros of my generation, to me, Prince was much, much more than a pop star, he was a real inspirational figure- a total flashpoint for me, like Bowie, like the Ramones, like Robert Smith and Iggy Pop, he made me feel confident in my desire to create and express myself artistically, even when the juvenile authorities and petty, puny, sports coaches and step dads went out of their way to humiliate, punish, or undermine me. He gave us courage. I knew in my heart I was never gonna work in no cubicle, and that one day, I was gonna get a purple motherfucking motorcycle. And yeah, no matter how many kindly, “see no evil” upper middle class people who benefit from a corrupt system assure us that society’s problems are just due to gridlock, ill mannered po’ folks, scary Muslims with box cutters coming for our freedom fries, or government incompetence, and that there are no such thing as conspiracies, I think those evil occult bastards killed him. He was a meticulous, detail oriented control freak. There is no way he had no will. Powerful black personalities always end up dead, under mysterious circumstances, when they challenge the powers that be, and their families are always slagged non stop by controlled media, and their money ends up going to lawyers and executives, bankers and shysters, while their soppiest ballads play from every media platform around the clock. I don’t believe anything I heard from corporate media, ever. Some bad people are gonna get that money. That’s why he said, you’re better off making sure that your soul’s alright, money damn sure didn’t matter yesterday. Money Don’t Matter 2 Night. Just when u thought u were safe.

HATING THE HOUSELESS……

Some years back, I was relieved to have moved away from the KKK hunter/soldier/football pigs of Fox News/Duck Dynasty Nation, so it’s odd to feel like I now long to flee from all the seemingly kindly, organic gardening academic propertarians and prudent students with their pitbulls all named Shiva and Krishnamurti and shit. I think I’m allergic to science-y science-ers, festival attendees, and fat fucks in white trucks. When I first arrived in the scenic Woodstock Paradise of Honkytopia, I was infatuated, for years, with the surface image of soothing NPR toned, fair trade liberalism and braless ladies in beige clothes-the dreadlocks and art walks, tattoos and mosaic tile gardens, craft beer wristband fests and prayer flags and rich flowering pageantry, but I soon discovered it was mostly all a commodified, choreographed façade, thinly masking a deeply rooted tradition of mean spirited, snobby, college town elitism and V.I.P. area white-flight. You are only considered an “Artisan” if you possess some fancy shamncy degree in mime, or advanced kaleidoscope making, or rain stick virtuosity from the expensive university, like the trains on time people, high on the hill. Poorer craftspeople are badgered, non stop by heavy handed gentrification patrols, and trendy vendors with their slick public-relations double talk, threatened with arrest, and bullied constantly by the ownership society with all the save the baby dolphins bumper stickers on their electric cars and sugary tongued, highly privileged, privilege theorists and hipster capitalists. Classist pig rich people love to poo poo the working class for lacking their credentials and genteel ways and nice manners, but even white Republican patriarchal hunters and meat eaters in the hick South all similarly pride themselves on appearances of civility masking their evil impulses and delusions of moral superiority–EXACTLY like the yoga culture starbellied sneetches who call themselves White Rastas and Wiccans and Pagans and Rainbow Groovies, you can pile on layer after layer of bells and trinkets and gauzy scarves and religious symbols, but if you can’t be bothered to behave in a sincerely civilized and compassionate manner towards even those who offend you, or who seem different, or not “as good” as you, with all your high-falootin’ goodness and volunteerist virtue. and banning of plastic bags and shit, what’s the fucking point? If you can’t even muster the most basic decency to leave people alone (even smokers and Scorpios) who failed to inherit your bogus high class queendoms with all the shiny rocks and funky colors? The scolding committees around here remind me a lot of the “yes ma’am and yes sir” reciting, flag saluting gentrified politesse and pie baked hospitality of the Muslim hating, Klansmen in the flyover states. Syrupy sweet on the outside, “bless your heart”, seething with selfishness and vanity, and tribal superstitions, on the inside. In these ridiculously affluent fauxgressive circles, the houseless community and those of us living from payday loan to payday loan, are too often spurned, demonized, abused, shoved from visibility and generally mistreated–much like immigrants, outsiders, and people of color are mistreated by Chumps For Trump in Bill O’Reilly Country. I find THAT offensive. If you’re so scientific and intellectual and spiritual and enlightened, how come your yoga instructor, new age guru, or sensitive college professor never taught you that unkind deeds are much worse than naughty language? Even much beloved local celebrity institutions and personality cult favorites have been relentlessly hassled by armed enforcers for merely peddling their art on downtown city sidewalks…in a town that always claims to celebrate the arts and outdoors and is always referring to it’s friendly neighborhoods and human rights sculpture, or whatever. Turns out “vibrant diversity” is realtor code-that just means, RICH people, who affect some pose of artiness or eccentricity. No one is angrier than the shoppers at Trader Joe’s. They are all so, so PISSED OFF about fucking gluten. Or because they sold out of Sriracha Tuna Salad Beer or something. This uptight class shit around here is no different from the good ole boy country club hicks you despise in the rural Midwest. Same old shit in different drag. Maybe some more females get to be apathetic class bigots and cop calling gentrification bullies here, but that ain’t my idea of progress.

KEEP THE CHILDREN FREE….

I started recognizing the same neighborhood panhandler standing at the dangerous intersection who I’d interacted with a bit last winter on bitingly cold nights, tried to hook up with survival supplies, he showed up at the neighborhood farmer’s market trading post again recently, with his shopping cart, bedroll and dog, and I stopped and chatted with him for about an hour, aware that my Barbie Army middle class neighbors were going to cop an attitude about seeing me socialize with an undesirable. I’m clearly also, an undesirable. So the very next day, someone had called the Man. Dude was gone and half a dozen males in khaki trousers and white baseball caps had been dispatched to sweep flea powder into the astro turf, post four no trespassing signs, add motion sensor floodlights on the building, pressure wash and photograph the scene of the crime, and interview neighbors who witnessed the offending loiterer, like he had robbed a bank, or something. He had just slept on the porch of a “community” hub with his dog. I can’t stand a place where the obnoxious white sports people compliment themselves all day long for being sensitive vegan pet lovers and eclectic, educated artisans who celebrate diversity, so long as diversity just means rich people who own property, or people of color who excel at sports. I wanna split this scene, but cable tv and bullshit hijacked schools have resulted in a meanness among the haves that makes it hard for poor folk to enjoy any mobility at all. I am embarrassed and ashamed not of the hundreds and thousands and millions of homeless refugees who have fallen in between the cracks, but by all the hateful honkyass posers who take delight from shitting on them. About two weeks ago, I was at the bus stop with a restless kid in the rain and asked the lady at the front desk of the public library to please call us a cab because my high needs child was obviously in a meltdown, she referred me to three other stick up their ass librarians, who all absolutely refused to help us, while I asked them to direct us to a payphone, or taxi stand, anything. These bitter, awful, uptight shits would not lift a finger to aid us because they are all hissing with livid class resentment, having apparently all once attended Ivy League schools, or worked at indie bookstores where they were accustomed to hob-knobbing with posh people and famous authors, now they feel they have been reduced to long suffering, minimum wage babysitters, because they are inundated with hundreds of coughing, stinky, loitering, mentally ill, homeless people each and everyday. So they basically threatened to call uniformed goons on me and my kid for begging them to let us use a phone to call a cab, on a Sunday when buses are slow, in the rain. My spider senses and years of experience tell me that if I was more genteel looking, or female, a Barbie Army middle class mom, or booj beard fondling, intellectual dude, they would not have minded dialing ten digits and asking a cab company to retrieve us in a rain storm. I used my best manners and tried to charm them but they did not like the looks of me. “We don’t offer that service, here”. A service is like when I fix your toilet, or mow your lawn, or I make your smoothie, or paint your house, not let you use my phone. That’s just what we do when we are human beings. I’ve consistently been mistaken for a homeless dude because I wear black, and have a rumpled fedora and the brim is kinda bent from it getting rained on, and because I’m frowning all the time. Like that famous Eugene Debs quote said, even if I have a roof today, as long as my brothers and sisters are exiled out into the elements for lacking proper identification, or job references, or enough education, or having disabilities, or fleeing abuse, or suffering from mental illness, or having different sexual preferences, religions, dietary preferences, skin tone, whatever, I’m with them. Count me along with the undesirables. Fuck you honky posers and fuckedup yuppie wannabe librarians. You have nice meditation pools and bamboo gardens and shit, but no hearts. Coexist, motherfuckers.
Honky gentrification brunchers and apologists for class apartheid can kiss my ass. Deluded, navel gazing narcissists playing mirror mirror on the wall.

HOME & GARDEN:

http://www.vox.com/2016/4/21/11451378/smug-american-liberalism
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/35770-secret-court-takes-another-bite-out-of-the-fourth-amendment
View at Medium.com

HEALTH & NUTRITION:

http://flintwaterscandal.com/more-evidence-the-snyder-admininstration-wont-be-replacing-any-lead-water-lines-and-other-flintwatercrisis-news

UNLESS IT’S GOT THAT POP:

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/white-city-the-new-urban-blight-is-rich-people/
http://www.stirjournal.com/2016/04/01/i-know-why-poor-whites-chant-trump-trump-trump/
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/governor-faces-racketeering-suit-over-flint-water-crisis/ar-BBrroFF?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

JFK Jr. Told The World Who Murdered His Father – But Nobody Was Paying Attention


http://yournewswire.com/prince-speaker-of-dangerous-truths-silenced-by-the-new-world-order/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/hillary-clinton-the-council-on-foreign-relations-and-the-establishment/5510136
https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/we-have-choices-to-make/
http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/03/27/why-bernie-sanders-was-right-run-democrat

Forced Blood Draws, DNA Collection And Biometric Scans: What Country Is This?

https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2015/09/24/a-vote-for-bernie-sanders-is-a-vote-for-war-but-we-can-shine-with-jill-stein/
http://www.blackagendareport.com/homelessness_out_of_control