GUTTER GOSPEL GENERAL LABOR TALKIN’ BOUT REVOLUTION & RESISTANCE, THEATER OF HATE, SOUTHERN DEATH CULT, ELECTRIC ANGEL, STARCRAZY,  ELVIS CHRISTMAS LP, THE BEAUTIFUL POET GENIUS CROONING OF DAVID J, AARON GOOD, BEN NORTON, ALL THE REAL PEOPLE UNITED FIGHTING TO FREE JULIAN ASSANGE AND DANIEL HALE, WHITNEY WEBB, CAITLIN JOHNSTONE, TWIITER FILES REVEAL CORRUPTION AT HIGHEST LEVELS,  MATT TAIBBI BECOMES NEW ESTABLISHMENT KICKDOG, CROOKED DNC SAYS FIRST AMENDMENT IS NOT ABSOLUTE, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, “IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS”.

“Hey, black people, I know a good amount of you already know this, but for those that don’t, when the white man starts “caring about you”, run, run like your hair is on fire.”  (-Aldous Huxtable)

THEATRE OF HATE

One of the many cool bands my older guitar player friend introduced me to circa oh, 86 or 87 were Kirk Brandon’s Theater Of Hate. I thought they were really cool because they sounded so original to me. Same with Southern Death Cult. I think it’s peculiar you hear so little about Theater Of Hate in these recent years. They were rad. Mick Jones produced their lp and both Billy Duffy and Nigel Preston from the Cult did time in the group. I love all the UK post punk from the Skids and Big Country to the Alarm and all the early Cult projects. If you know any guitar players into that kinda thing, send ’em my way.

Theatre of Hate – Original Sin – YouTube

Theatre of Hate-Legion – YouTube

Theatre Of Hate – Do You Believe in The Westworld – YouTube

Theatre of Hate – Propaganda – YouTube

Theatre Of Hate – The Hop, Gotterdammerung 2000, Dutch TV 1982 (Lipsync) – YouTube

Theatre of Hate Live at the Forum March 2017 – YouTube

SOUTHERN DEATH CULT

were so fab, ya know like totally unique and I’m one of the only people in the world who likes the old Cult ouvre better than their Rick Rubin makeover as stadium metal dudes. I love their swirly psychedelic vintage sound and it’s weird being an elderly goth still looking for other people into that kinda sound to form a band with cause where I live nobody is even like hip to their “Electric” or “Sonic Temple” incarnation. Sometimes musicians ask me what kind of music I’m into and I have to say I like everything, or David Bowie and the Rolling Stones cause that’s all anybody’s heard of. Closest I can get to something they might be hip to is, “Rock The Casbah”. Someday when I’m rich n famous I’m gonna get that RARE CULT boxset.

The Southern Death Cult – Moya – YouTube

Southern Death Cult Live The Tube 21/01/83 – YouTube

Southern Death Cult – False Faces – YouTube

Southern Death Cult-Fatman (Original Version) – YouTube

Southern Death Cult – Faith – YouTube

True Goth: When Nico sang with Bauhaus, 1981 | Dangerous Minds

A FRIEND OF MINE SAID FACEBBOK IS JUST FOR THE BRAINWASHED PEOPLE

And I mostly have to agree, the only disadvantage to being locked out of fascist fuckedup false as fuck Facebook  sppoks for antiwar posting, is I’m unable to look in on anybody, so I dunno how Shane the frontman from Electric Angels/The Loveless is doing, last we heard, they were trying to raise funds to help the poor guy recover from multiple liver surgeries. Man they were one of my favorite eighties pop metal bands so give me an upadate if you hear anything, meanwhile, let him know his old fans are pulling for him, even if we aint got no dough to send his way. My teeth are falling out, kid’s in peer crisis, having never ending adolescent texting drama, everything in Gropey Joe’s rigged for the rich economy is quadrupled to ripoff the people, and make money for his Blackrock and Vanguard and Amazon and Wal Mart and Pfizer and Microsoft friends. Depressing.

The Loveless – The Return of the Ex-Girlfriend – YouTube

Electric Angels – Live in the City – YouTube

Electric Angels – New York Times (Lost In The Atlantic) – YouTube

The Loveless A Tale of Gin & Salvation Full Album – YouTube

CHRIS HEDGES ON UNIONS

Opinion | The Ruling Class Broke the Railway Strike—Because That’s What It Means to Be the Ruling Class | Chris Hedges (commondreams.org)

Staying warm as heating costs rise – LimaOhio.com

STARCRAZY 

Starcrazy are a young Australian hard rock band with a real bombastic power pop sensibility. They say their influences are Jane’s Addiction, Hanoi Rocks and Van Halen, but I think they souns like Redd Kross, TSAR, and Celebrity Skin. I think you’ll like ’em if you like eighties hard rock or seventies power pop.

Starcrazy – Hysterical [Official Music Video] – YouTube

GROWING UP IN SMALLTOWN KENTUCKY, MY GRANDMOTHER & I USED TO JAM TO ELVIS PRESLEY’S CHRISTMAS LP & I STILL DO

Elvis Presley – Elvis Christmas ( Full Album) – YouTube

Every ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ Singer: Where Are They Now? (ultimateclassicrock.com)

Stefania Maurizi: The Assange Journalist Spied On By The CIA + Issa Amro Update – YouTube

“There is no objective definition of “disinformation” or “misinformation” because these categories are the reflection of specific power relationships. In other words – power determines the legitimization of an interpretative framework & the content of those words.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“Friendly reminder that only dopey partisan hacks believe Biden is soft on China. This administration is *at least* as hawkish against Beijing as the Trump administration.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“So @GarlandNixon & @jacksonhinckel both regularly debunk the Ukraine War lies told by the State Dept & Corporate media. Both recently got kicked off twitter during supposed new era of free speech by Elon Musk … who just happens to be in bed with the MIC. #FreeSpeech #AntiWar” (-Jimmy Dore)

“When politicians cry about the Constitution, what parts are they pointing to? The means by which they obtain power over the masses.

They do not care, at all, about the rights of The People — and especially not free speech. If they did, Assange & Snowden would not be prosecuted.” (-Primo Radical)

“These guys are furious at Taibbi, but none of them can actually point to anything he is doing wrong. He is revealing details about an important event using primary sources. There is no evidence he is distorting anything. He’s doing journalism and they are mad about it.” (-AG Hamilton)

“The more major stories you break of consequence, the more employees of media corporations hate you.

It’s why they want Julian Assange jailed. Part it is standard petty jealousies, but most of it is: people in power centers are their friends, and they don’t want them exposed.” (-Glenn Greenwald)

Assange “could be headed to the US in weeks” — WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Speaks to Glenn Greenwald (rumble.com)

“The witch-hunt against Julian Assange and Edward Snowden is not in the public interest. 80% of 3.3 million people voted to end the injustice. A clear message to

Joe Biden. The people have spoken. They want the truth. Stop turning those who expose Government crimes into criminals.” (-Kim Dotcom)

“War Pigs & Union Busters are desperate to change the subject back to Trump. #WarPigs

Democrats: Denying you healthcare & Living Wage while funding Ukraine Nazi’s & crushing American Unions. #FraudSquad” (-Jimmy Dore)

“I wish people would stop referring to @TheDemocrats as the Left.

They’re another part of the right wing. They just use different social issues to entrap voters.” (-Johnny Akzam)

Raytheon is essentially in a position where it can sell as many weapons as it can produce. I’m sure that has nothing to do with the fact that a former Raytheon board member is the secretary of defense.” (-Dave DeCamp)

Russell Brand “Canceled” For Telling Truth About RussiaGate & Hillary! – YouTube

Ajamu Baraka on Twitter: “Tell me this is not barbarism. This is really existing capitalism.” / Twitter

The Entrapment of Jesse Snodgrass: How an Autistic Teen Got Targeted By an Undercover Cop – Rolling Stone

Judge Kills Lawsuit Of Autistic Kid Who Was Entrapped By Officers To Sell Weed (thelibertarianrepublic.com)

Grandmaster Flash & The Blondie Effect – SPIN

“The claim that Hunter Biden’s laptop was “Russian disinformation” was a blatant lie that resulted in blatant censorship. No one is obligated to care about that. But why — especially a journalist who covers “disinformation” — attack another journalist for exposing the truth?” (-Aaron Mate’)

“U.S. officials talk about the brave actions of Iranians that must be supported while Israel systematically slaughters Palestinians without a peep of concern & certainly no opposition from those same officials. But hey, the audience for U.S. propaganda is domestic not the world. The revelations of Twitter’s collusion with Biden campaign & some elements of intelligence agencies to suppress Hunter Biden story is tip of the iceberg of corporate-state collusion to manipulate pubic opinion. Everyday the U.S. public is subjected to a psy-op on Ukrainian war.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“How a news cycle works:

1) Politicians’ corruption is exposed 2) Trump reacts 3) Politicians try making the entire story about Trump’s reaction” (-Primo Radical)

“If you boil it right down and get real about it, most of the pride in western civilization is ultimately pride in being better at killing and stealing than other people. We’re still morally at the level of invading and plundering nations while claiming it’s our right because we are stronger than them, it’s just procedurally a few more clicks removed from doing that directly. Westerners look down on the rest of the world for reasons that either directly or indirectly relate to the poverty in those nations, which is silly because that poverty comes from western theft and exploitation. It’s like mugging someone then scorning them for their empty wallet.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

Petition update · Julian Assange launches fresh appeal to European court over US extradition + More · Change.org

Nigerian President Says Weapons From Ukraine are Winding Up in Africa – News From Antiwar.com

“BREAKING: Israel is currently bombing the Gaza Strip — the world’s largest open air prison, where 2 million Palestinians have nowhere to go.” (-sarah)

“The international bourgeoisie, under the leadership of U.S.-based capital has declared war on collective humanity — and it does not hide its intent.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“”Sure our ruling class lied about all that other stuff, but they would definitely draw the line at lying about (current nefarious act)”. (-Brian BJ Martin)

I will never get used to living in a world where our rulers will openly imprison a journalist for telling the truth and then self-righteously pontificate about the need to stop authoritarian regimes from persecuting journalists. (-Caitlin Johnstone)

Assange & I were charged under a law designed to prevent fair trials—a law originally aimed at suppressing an old anti-war movement. Defendants are forbidden from mounting a public interest defense, juries prohibited from hearing⁠ it.

Whatever your politics, that’s an injustice” (-Edward Snowden)

Email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian biz man to dad (nypost.com)

Revolutionary Blackout Network🥋 on Twitter: “We didnt change, the Bernie movement shifted to the right and sold out to Democrats with Jimmy Dore https://t.co/6i2AVCRP6h” / Twitter

Revolutionary Blackout Network🥋 on Twitter: “Part 2 https://t.co/WEuicyGkvD” / Twitter

Primo Radical on Twitter: “Let me pretend I object to defense spending even though I regularly vote in favor of defense spending, even though I take money from the defense industry, and even though I joined John McCain & Nazis at a rally in 2013 to overthrow Ukraine’s democratically-elected government. https://t.co/WJYlQRfoBV” / Twitter

Vijaya Gadde played a key role in censoring the Hunter Biden story, then was rewarded with a job in the Biden administration

This is CORRUPTION of the highest order meanwhile liberals are gaslighting their followers into thinking this is just about Hunter’s dick” (-Revolutionary Blackout Network)

But at this point, the real story long ago ceased being about the contents of the Biden archive itself. The real story is how the CIA, corporate media and Big Tech all united to spread a CIA lie and manipulate the 2020 election by using it to censor reporting about Joe Biden. The reason these people insist Taibbi’s story is trivial is they will not and cannot recognize any scandalous or improper behavior by leading Dem politicians. Ask them to name any. Any critique of leading Dems is automatically, to them, a fraud, a “nothingburger.” They’re Dems. The most pitiful part of their attack is the utter lack of self-awareness. They claim Taibbi serves power.

The hegemonic force in DC, Hollywood, academia, the US Security State, and corporate media is DNC liberalism: *them*. Their lives are about nothing but servitude to power.” (-Glenn Greenwald)

“Instead of praise for revealing danger of neoliberal totalitarianism, liberals are outraged that twitter leaked information on how the company participated in the incredible efforts to smear journalism to protect Hunter Biden. The same press that whitewashes fascism in Ukraine.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“As part of its hybrid war on Nicaragua’s Sandinista gov’t, the US State Department renewed its travel advisory, to discourage tourism and hurt the economy

The reasons given are absurd. Nicaragua is the safest country in Central America and has free healthcare (even for tourists)” (-Ben Norton)

Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) / Twitter

House Progressives Can FORCE a Medicare For All Vote Now — Here’s How! – YouTube

Fiorella Isabel on Twitter: “The Biden administration is getting into that holiday giving spirit. Not for you though. https://t.co/XcY532wUUc” / Twitter

Dan Cohen on Twitter: “Last night, Elon Musk and Matt Taibbi revealed how the Biden campaign directed Twitter’s censorship regime, then rewarded an executive with a cushy government position. Here are this morning’s NYT and WaPo front pages. No mention of the bombshell story anywhere. https://t.co/tW8VLvnpGv” / Twitter

“Ronald Reagan has been president of the United States for more than four decades.” (-Danny Haiphong)

A majority of police agencies across the U.S. increased budgets despite ‘defund’ movement – ABC11 Raleigh-Durham

Matt Taibbi on Twitter: “36.Twitter files continued: “THE FIRST AMENDMENT ISN’T ABSOLUTE” Szabo’s letter contains chilling passages relaying Democratic lawmakers’ attitudes. They want “more” moderation, and as for the Bill of Rights, it’s “not absolute” https://t.co/cWdNYIprp8″ / Twitter

Transcript from the Munk Debates: “Be it Resolved: Don’t Trust Mainstream Media” (substack.com)

Six Degrees from James Baker: A Familiar Figure Reemerges With the Release of the Twitter Files – JONATHAN TURLEY

Mick Wallace (@wallacemick) / Twitter “About time the #EuropeanUnion stopped pretending that it cares about ‘Freedom of the Press’ and Human Rights. As long as they continue to ignore the persecution of Julian #Assange It’s clear that their interest in journalism is confined to controlling the mainstream narrative…” (-Mick Wallace)

“Following mass protests in 2020 demanding an end to police brutality and cuts to funding, the majority of police departments across the US INCREASED their budgets. Cops in Tacoma, Washington just used their car as a weapon and plowed into a crowd of protesters last night.

This murderous police tactic is becoming more and more common in the US — but it’s not Russia, China, or Venezuela, so US elites aren’t outraged. This is how the heavily militarized police in the “democratic” US regime respond to the demands of protesters.. There are countless videos of US cops shooting protesters, beating them, running into them with cars It’s not much different in France, where even biased pro-Western NGOs like Amnesty admit that banker-president Macron brutalizes anti-austerity protesters.” (-Ben Norton)

“”This Ukraine war has only given a green light to the oil, gas, coal, and nuclear power producers to say that we have to make up for the sanctioning of Russian energy— and produce more dirty energy that US companies will benefit from.” (-Medea Benjamin)

“In the U.S. we protested police brutality. Our President has responded by hiring 100,000 more police officers.” (-Anomaly)

“When conservatives finally realize that the Blue they keep backing are the goons who government uses to oppress them.” (-Primo Radical)

BBC Politics on Twitter: “PM Rishi Sunak pledges police powers to tackle illegal protests https://t.co/GTy1gxRmSw” / Twitter

IT’S UP TO YOU TO RESIST THE NWO!

Medea Benjamin on Twitter: “Provide shelter for people in US…or support endless, unwinnable war in Ukraine???” / Twitter

NATO Exists To Solve The Problems Created By NATO’s Existence (substack.com)

Call for a Christmas Truce in Ukraine – Peace in Ukraine

US youth observe Cuba’s elections – and learn about real democracy – Multipolarista

Kiss This: Being on the outside with Jesus and The Mary Chain | Columns (i94bar.com)

The U.S. military is poisoning Okinawa — Military Poisons

Opinion | 8 Reasons Why Now Is a Good Time for a Ukraine Ceasefire and Peace Talks | Medea Benjamin (commondreams.org)

Ben Norton on Twitter: “Just a few days ago, the oligarch with $800 million in wealth who runs the so-called British “democracy,” Rishi Sunak, boasted of meeting with police chiefs and telling them “They have my full support in acting decisively to clamp down on illegal protests” https://t.co/EZyn1CwEcw” / Twitter

“In the US “democracy,” the oligarchic regime does the exact opposite of what the people want” (-Ben Norton)

“Anything that inconveniences your rulers is Russian.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

I WAS WATCHING OLD HOLIDAY HOME MOVIES. HEAVY. WHOA! YA KNOW?

We put up the Christmas tree tonight. The teenager stays awake for like thirty hours at a time. It’s a lot. He is in to Marty Robbins spaghetti western cowboy ballads right now about the wild Texas wind with a big iron on his hip and gun duels in the old West and that kinda thing. Makes me think of the Beasts Of Bourbon song “The Day Marty Robbins Died”! I put some ornaments in the tree outside my picture window here with the wind chimes and they delight my bruised little psyche. Gonna try n get some more solar strings of lights, I love that fairy lights in the trees at night when the sun is setting and everything is like pink for one moment. So yeah old family holiday videos brought back a lifetime of holiday memories. Ghosts of Christmas Past. My grandmother was a small lady from Maysville, Kentucky, she used to throw these excessive feasts and champagne happy loud holiday decadent capitalist spectacles and I inherited her love for fanfare and twinkling lights. My kid here is watching videos of fireworks. I’m thinking about some old friends who are pretty socially challenged, considered dysfunctional, but they did inherit a house, which is fortunate. Their heater is broken and man I know how that can be a real bitch in the wintertime, so I told ’em my trick of bundling up but also putting a tent in the bed. I got other friends who weren’t so lucky, not everybody inherits permanent free housing, man, but you do so see how the ones who do get to keep the old homestead have an entirely different worldview-they tend to be the ones who believe the tv, and think life is fair and in our wonderful democracy, everybody gets the same sporting chance and equal opportunities, so long as you work hard and are willing to kill brown kids for the empire, you can go to school and memorize the official propaganda that benefits the born even richer people, spooks, techlords and WEF billionaires who keep saying on camera their intention is to “depopulate the third world”, they say this over and over again, and the college people just edit those facts out. How did blue no matter who shitlibs become so adept at just conveniently filtering out any hard evidence that proves their preferred politicians are as corrupt a s the Republikkkans? The whole Hunter Biden coverup is crazy. Hillary and Obama toppled Libya for fun and profit and your middleclass faux-woke feminist friends with the correct pro nouns just shrug and go back to their Amazon orders and mimosa guzzling. Who put Bill Gates in charge of our atmosphere, food supply, media and medicine? I don’t like that guy, or Bezos, or Musk, or any of ’em. I don’t like emperors with dick rockets and control of all the seeds and for profit industry captured regulatory agencies, and science journals, and social media platforms. Not much I can do about those evil fuckers so I’m just gonna do my best to enjoy what little time I have left, my little life is so bonkers somedays I can’t even tell you about it. I do wanna say the NWO is not your friend, even if you think you’ll get special parking privileges for reciting their media slogans. Chris Hedges says the reason middle class people don’t get organized against the sociopathic rulers, or believe in direct action protests is they can’t even bring themselves to admit how patholgical and evil and insane the tyrants at the top of the pyramid controlling all the information and engaing in all these wars and destruction of the food supply and shit, it’s just too painful for them to even confront the notion that these fuckers aren’t really their special science savior astronaut friends coming to help ’em. Some of us on the left never changed our values or principles to fit in with the Mad Herd Black Friday shopper motherfuckers, or cause tv told us if Obama does it, it’s suave and dashing and magically delicious and proves all your yuppie landlord friends aren’t at all racist, because they make excuses for Obama and Will Smith and Kamala and AOC and tweet about Michelle Obama all day and keepin’ it classy, you know-he was always friends with Beyonce dashing while destroying due process, bragging about drones double tapping weddings and rescuers and having a Tuesday afternoon executive kill list-classy, huh? Classy Obama indefinitely detaining people with no charges or trial and helping expand and accelerate Evil Dick Cheney’s worldwide torture gulag networks. Classy as fuck. Rich waging savage, open class war on poor people, and gatekeeper office class just mesmerized by their plantation owning celebrities. So yeah I distance myself from the wealth worshipping tv watchers who just wanna tell me about what Trump or Musk said today, before they get back to oprdering more Amazon shit on their I-Phone and helping bust all those unions. Remember when they trotted Obama out to convince pro athletes not to strike over all the racist cop murders of young black men? Classy, huh? Or when he helped cover up poisoning of Flint water by Michigan government officials or BP ecocide in the Gulf, or saying he’s gonna let it play out while watching mercenary armies beating and firehosing and rubber bulleting elderly and female Water Protectors at pipleine protests. Classy.  Overthrowing Libya and having their leader bayonette sodomized and Clinton still cackling fiendishly about it? Classy. These are the motherfuckers my ex middle class friends call heroines and role models. Not me, Jack.

    All these wars are based on lies-the military machine does not go anywhere to help liberate people, there’s not even a real democracy functiong here-why do you think they spent years now investing in that no one except Hillary can ever question election results bullshit? Cause the fix is in, has been, at least since Bush/Cheney, probably since the Kennedy hit. My middle class ex friends all just worship politicians and billionaires on tv, they think the women on “The View” are like authorities, that’s where they get their news from. Not my bag, man. I am kinda getting the little house ready for the holiday, even if it aint nothin’ like it used to be and we’re dead broke and summa the family are faraway and gone. We’re still gonna put some tinsel on the tree, ya get me? Egg nog, mistletoe, candles in the windows, reindeers on the roof, ya know we need a little Christmas. I used to go to Midnight Mass with my grandmother and when you left the church, they gave you a candle to take out into the world. I try to keep that tradition going with community organizing, service, new wave songs and glamarchist communiques from the underground. My black flag version of a candle in the window. Keep the bonfires burning at the hobo jungle, ya know, bring a smile and a song for the banjo. I hear they might have Pabst tonight. Joe Strummer says, “love buys a 6 pack and gives it to the bums.” The UK still has “VIVE LE ROCK” magazine and the Rebeliion festival. Murkkka only has born rich divas and fake as fuck gimmick bands. Kareoke night shite. I keep scavagening through the podcasts undergound and lookin’ for obscure bands in the wastelands. If you wanna learn about the deeply rooted, built in, systemic and structural corruption that can not be reformed and how we’ve all been lied to all our lives, yes, even you posh people at the haughty private schools, read Aaron Good’s book, “AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM” featuring some cool cover art by the heavily censored legit journalist, ABBY MARTIN.

Episode 89: JFK: Out of the Frying Pan in SE Asia (EDS 19) | American Exception on Patreon

AFRICAN & BLACK HISTORY on Twitter: “On this day in 1969, activist and chairman of the Black Panther Party Fred Hampton, was assassinated by Chicago police and the FBI at just 21 years old. William O’Neal, an FBI informant, infiltrated the Black Panthers and set up Fred Hampton for $300. A THREAD https://t.co/1aT0fjXjHv” / Twitter

“The US government accusing another country of “limited healthcare availability” is insanely hypocritical, considering how many people die because they can’t afford going to the ER, and how medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy

Meanwhile in Nicaragua, healthcare is free” (-Ben Norton)

DIE MY DARKLING by desordres_sonores | Mixcloud

Pillbox re-issue proves they were the real deal | Reviews (i94bar.com)

“Democrats: Russia Russia Russia!

Republicans: China China China! Reality: US corporations and the government are screwing working people everywhere.” (-Danny Haiphong)

‘Enemies of Christ’ – Moscow Denounces Kyiv Govt over Church Raids (breitbart.com)

“Sorry that’s an unfair comparison. Al Qaeda does far less damage than western news media.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbChdPbl4eg&feature=emb_title

Ex-Intel Officials Who Blamed Biden Laptop Story on Russia Now Silent (breitbart.com)

“Instead of praise for revealing danger of neoliberal totalitarianism, liberals are outraged that twitter leaked information on how the company participated in the incredible efforts to smear journalism to protect Hunter Biden. The same press that whitewashes fascism in Ukraine. The release of the twitter files that reveal what everyone already knew & that was that neoliberal capitalists that control the U.S. state colluded with twitter & other media elements to suppress, through censorship & criminalization, the Hunter Biden story.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

Aaron Maté on Twitter: “Among many functions, Russia-mania is used to enforce neoliberal doctrine in NATO states, as our leaders constantly make clear in the most laughable ways:” / Twitter

WikiLeaks on Twitter: “Vote and share this poll:” / Twitter

Extended episode: ‘Union Joe’ Biden sells out rail workers (substack.com)

The Crisis of Western Imperialism and the Imperative of War and Repression | Black Agenda Report

BREAKING: Elon Musk Releases TWITTER FILES Exposing Hunter Biden Censorship | JIMMY DORE JOINS RBN to discuss Twitter being EXPOSED as Democratic Party Tool | NICK, JIMMY, and CJ at 3PM ET (substack.com)

Revolutionary Blackout Network🥋 (@SocialistMMA) / Twitter

Ajamu Baraka on Twitter: “Fascism. And the phony latte-left talks about fascism coming when the colonized live it every day.” / Twitter

Ajamu Baraka on Twitter: “This is why democrats are upset with Musk.” / Twitter

Caitlin Johnstone on Twitter: “It was clear Ukraine was going to be the phoniest, most PR-intensive proxy war of all time when the entire mainstream press started baselessly ascribing a Hollywood action hero-sounding quote to Zelensky that he never actually said. https://t.co/r6Ubq38SEf” / Twitter

Christmas On TV – YouTube

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) with Darlene Love – YouTube

Another Lonely Christmas – YouTube
Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody – Official Video – YouTube

“Teenage Christmas” – Jacobites – YouTube

The Chamber Strings – Everyday Is Christmas – YouTube

Pretenders – 2000 Miles (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Billy Squier – Christmas Is The Time To Say “I Love You” – YouTube

5 Albums I Can’t Live Without: Chris Isaak – SPIN

Modern English – After The Snow (Album Version) – YouTube

The Onion on Twitter: “Biden Signs Legislation To Avert Crisis Of Treating Rail Workers Like Humans https://t.co/6jWopMZYFo https://t.co/FYNwp4VaNK” / Twitter

“By popular demand, I have re-activated my Rokfin channel.

If you haven’t joined yet, Rokfin is a great alternative media platform where you can get news & views that aren’t allowed on legacy social media. On the Twitter leaks, Democrat sycophants are taking the position that the DNC is a private corporation and can collude with a private social media network to deceive the public, even during an election. Their defense at this point is literally just, “That’s capitalism, baby!” The same people who lied about Hunter Biden’s laptop are the same people who lied about the jab preventing transmission, RussiaGate, Assad gassing his own people, and Saddam having weapons of mass destruction. And they’re the same people saying arming Ukraine won’t cause WW III.” (-Primo Radical)

These media creeps have nothing of substance to say about the reported material — only smug meta-grievances about Taibbi himself. But you can understand why they’d want to change the subject” (-Michael Tracey)

PUSH BACK, BROADCAST, ORGANIZE, AMPLIFY DISSIDENT VOICES, BE THE MEDIA!

“The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses” – Malcolm X

““Goebbels was in favor of free speech for views he liked. So was Stalin. If you’re really in favor of free speech, then you’re in favor of freedom of speech for precisely the views you despise. Otherwise, you’re not in favor of free speech.” (- Noam Chomsky)

Matt Taibbi on Twitter: “16. The Twitter Files, Part One: How and Why Twitter Blocked the Hunter Biden Laptop Story” / Twitter

“Biden & democrats consistently lie to the public because they have contempt for the people thinking they are dumb. Biden forced a contract on the workers. They have no option but to strike. I hope this could trigger a general strike.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“One of the most under-discussed topics in the world right now is how governments are incrementally normalizing the use of police robots that can kill you and acting like it’s no big deal.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

Primo Radical on Twitter: “The first three episodes of my show UNCENSORED from earlier this year are now up on Rumble. Check out these interviews with Ray McGovern, Jimmy Dore and Kit Klarenberg that are not allowed on YouTube! https://t.co/oNTB9olAwf” / Twitter

Take to the streets Sat. Jan. 14 in NYC: Peace in Ukraine — Yes! NATO expansion — NO!

On November 19, the ANSWER Coalition and The People’s Forum hosted a major standing room-only event in New York City focused on the Ukraine conflict under the theme “The Path to Peace in Ukraine”. More than 20,000 people watched the event online. Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad and Jill Stein were among the speakers who called for an end to NATO expansion and insisted that the U.S. government reverse its policy of escalation and ever-increasing militarism and war spending.

Now we want to invite you to another major action for peace and justice.

On Saturday, January 14, in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, we are building another major event in New York City that will begin with a noontime rally at Times Square followed by a march and an indoor rally/teach-in.

People from all over the region will be converging on Times Square in midtown Manhattan to honor the true anti-war legacy of Dr. King. In the last year of his life, before an assassin’s bullet took him, Dr. King was organizing all around the country against what he described as the “Three Evils” of our society: militarism, racism and poverty. Honoring Dr. King in a meaningful way means to build an ever stronger movement for peace and against social and economic injustice. This must include using society’s vast resources to fund healthcare, housing, education and to save the environment – rather than the bloated war machine.

We invite you to join us in person on Saturday, January 14. Let’s work and build together for a peaceful tomorrow in Ukraine – and everywhere!”

Elon Musk: Worse Than Hitler | ZeroHedge hee hee hoo hoo yeah ya know I don’t like Musk AT ALL but we need more free speech, not l

GUTTER GOSPEL: GENERAL LABOR THE LAST OF THE LAST OF THE LAST OF THE LAST RAMBLES ON AND ON ABOUT SEXTON, ISAAK, DANZIG, DOORS, CULT, KRISTOFFERSON, LEONARD COHEN

“I feel like we haven’t been talking enough about the fact that US government agencies were just caught intimately collaborating with massive online platforms to censor content in the name of regulating the “cognitive infrastructure” of society.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“The US empire really is threatening all life on Earth with potential nuclear apocalypse:

The US military commander who oversees nuclear forces said, “This Ukraine crisis that we’re in right now, this is just the warmup” “The big one is coming,” he added” (-Ben Norton)

“According to the NYTs, support for war in Ukraine represents a commonsense &, therefore, an unchallengeable position. Any deviation from that position represents Kremlin influence & makes one an enemy of the state. This is the state of liberalism today.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

Outraged Activists Denounce Obama as “War Criminal”—Interrupting His Speech at Democratic Party Campaign Rally | CovertAction Magazine

“”When your time is turned into money, the felt presence of immediate experience is analogous to being enslaved. I mean, Let’s be frank about it, it is enslavement.” (-Terrence McKenna)

“I said what I said. White progressives want us to get behind Nazis but they’re silent about planned US intervention in Haiti and starving kids in Somalia. I see you. From here on out, fight your own struggles.” (-Sabby Sabs)

“BEFORE EVERY ELECTION:

Democrats give speeches about democracy being on the ballot. AFTER EVERY ELECTION: Democrats give excuses for why they can’t govern for the people even when they have a majority. Stop falling for it. Democrats serve the same corporate overlords as GOP.” (-Ryan Knight)

“your culture is your operating system”. (- Terrence Mckenna)

“Been wild to watch the progressive Democrats try to convince us that Biden’s unhinged foreign policy isnt a big deal.” (-Revolutionary Blackout Network)

“This servant of capitalist power is shameless. If democrats cared about workers they would have passed Build Back Better legislation, raised minimum wage & not executed the Obama era plan to initiate a proxy war with Russia.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

Margaret Kimberley on Twitter: “Obama tried to cut social security when he was president.” / Twitter

Matt Duss vs Ray McGovern DEBATE on Ukraine | How to End the War in Ukraine | The NATO LEFT is Dangerous | LIVE at 3PM ET (substack.com)

Robert Skvarla on Twitter: “John Yoo, Bush admin torture lawyer, calling for American intel agencies to create fake terrorist groups, as an “offensive strategy,” in 2005: https://t.co/FgbYgl7lfW https://t.co/3k9w5z5NUc” / Twitter

“This latest move in the race to Armageddon

-worsens nuclear madness already at boiling point -discourages urgently needed negotiations -continues a $1.7 T boondoggle for the MIC, while there’s “no money” for child tax credit, clean water in Jackson etc.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

Revolutionary Blackout Network (@RevBlackNetwork) / Twitter

When someone intellectual and anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist rises up among us that isn’t a celebrity, they’re either imprisoned or killed. If they become a politician they become absorbed by the Dems or cast away like a leaper.” (-Jay Befaunt)”

Violence against the poor happens every day in this country, but you won’t hear about it as the top story on the news because the corporate media exists to protect the interests of the ruling class.” (-Ryan Knight)”

China opposes the US blockade on Cuba and doesn’t impose sanctions on other countries. The US literally imposes criminal sanctions on at least twenty other countries in addition to Cuba. Which country is the “threat” again?” (-Danny Haiphong)

Let’s Be Clear: If WW3 Happens It Will Be The Result Of Choices Made By The US Empire (substack.com)

THEY GOT NOTHIN’ IN THIS WORLD TO LIVE UP TO

I can’t even tell you why I wake up so depressed everyday, I’ve been called a dry drunk by the cult of al anon. It’s a lotta factors. Grief, estrangement, disappointment, betrayals and abandonment, rejection, tyranny, being browbeaten by lies and ruling class bullshit all day everyday and all my ex friends and relatives totally buying into the Bulllshit Narratives that all purpiose unprecedented super villain Trump is in cahoots with Putin, that Trump is somehow an anomoly and to blame for all of society’s ills, and that woke, philanthropic, feminist pants suits like AOC, Obama, Bill Gates, and Doctor Fauchi just want them to be healthy, happy, joyous and free for super scientific philanthropic salvation. We’re on the brink of World War 3 thanks to Sleepy Joe’s dementia gung ho Reagan like cowboy brinkmanship and the Fraud Squad broken campaign promise phoniness, all the poor people are dying, or being evicted because they can’t pay two grand a month with minimum wages, but middle class shitlibs just wanna virtue signal their support for Zelensky and Pfizer and bug eating transkids Canadian Euthanasia rights.I’ll admit it. I wanna flee this relentless barrage of on script unrealities and yes,  drink some booze and melt into old songs.

In 1985, I was struttin’ around Lower Manhattan with a buncha crazy friends-a hard boozing intellectual, important dayjob having political consultant son of the guy who founded the Village Voice who hipped me to Lenny Bruce and all this NYC politics and newspaper stuff-we’d go to all these crazy parties and he’d pay for all my Guinness and Jameson’s and we’d have to send him home in his oversized detective trench coat semi passed out in the back of the taxi cab; a bearded, drunken Lithuanian poet who got me into Bukowski who let me play “Let It Bleed” until the dawn’s early light; a beautiful older girl friend in a sparkling dress from East L.A, who dabbled in filmmaking but excelled at being a shake the earth it-girl wherever she went; a superbrained intellectual from Spanish Harlem with a big scar on his face who introduced me to the writings of Eldridge Cleaver; a loudly abrasive and curmudgeonly know it all Jewish jazz snob with a rent controlled be-bop apartment on 11th street and the blackest sense of offensive humor I’d ever met-who constantly shocked me into laughing out loud but bought me beer and woke me up each day by bellowing, “Shit Urchin!” and his beautiful, hip, black, British girlfriend. Some actor-cosmopolitan bigtime sophisticates in an 11th floor party/video editing loft on Broadway and Astor Place who got me into all kinda music. Aside from being abducted by a black Manson and his karate cult in Washington Square Park for a few days, it was mostly all loitering at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut or Downtown Beirut, going to museums, galleries, after hours bars, old records, real cool indie boutiques still overflowing with like sequinned brasieres and rhinestone sunglasses, leopardskin pillbox hats, leather trousers, salmon colored Bogart fedoras, you know, all the eighties Cramps influenced underground retro cool trash culture. Freebeing records, little vhs rental storefronts that specialized in old B Movies. Crazy hip-hop influenced graffiti was still all over the place. Sicko filmmakers, next big thing designers. The ABC No Rio/Rivington Street Art Park anarchist community. I was living in my own B-Movie back then, kinda part Fleshtones and part John Waters, going to the Pyramid Club with my sometimes roommate, Minkie The Mink-a Nancy Spungeon clone from Michigan shrieking at the drag queen doorperson to let me in because I was her son, in a matching leopardskin coat. Running up people’s phonebills keeping in touch with my teenage muse in honky suburbia and finding out about all kindsa cool music that really seemed to capture and convey all my impossible feelings for her-bands like New Order, Joy Division, Gene Loves Jezebel, and Charlie Sexton. Fra Lippo Lippi: “heaven help me if this is love…how can you ask me, then let me go? I still believe there’s A HEART IN HERE…” Charlie I first saw in some Random Notes partying with Ronnie Wood, he was supposedly the shithot new Texan boogie guitar star in the Stevie Ray Vaughan mold, both Billy Idol and Steve Stevens at the same time, but when you heard his pulsing Keith Forsey dance record it was all synths and drum machines and Charlie crooning his heart out in a voice that was equal parts David Bowie and Elvis Prseley. “So lonely…so lonely!” would play in my head as I trudged around in the filthy grime and slushy snow of downtown Manhattan in cold December, missing that chick in the Midwest. He had joined Joe Ely, a guy Joe Strummer was really into’s band when he was just a young teenager like me, but I could not play guitar for shit, still can’t, even though I owned a Tokai that had been autographed by Steveie Ray Vaughan until my church girlfriend took a call from my new wave girlfriend and all hell broke loose and both of their moms drove them over to confiscate their belongings from my mother’s basement. 

Up Against the Wall – YouTube

    The plan was for my skate rat stoner pal Dave to play that guitar and I’d become the sidewalk barker medicine show loudmouth protest singer frontman. I was really into like, Roy Rogers and Doctor Creep and  the Fonz, Evil Kenivel, Lux Interior, and David Lee Roth-all the red baron Peter Pans with aviator goggles and ghetto boxes, greaser streetgangs, singing cowboys, and campy horror hosts, so I thought I’d be a bit of all that and see what happened! You know here I’m like 35, maybe 37 years later, and I’m still callin’ my as yet unassembled, imaginary goth-gang, the Loneliness Maximum Torch & Twang! Yeah, I was totally influenced by Charlie Sexton, Elvis, the Stray Cats, Cramps, Chris Isaak, Tyla, Mink Deville, HST, and all the bands who sang about outsider alienation and unrequited love and had cool hair and black leather jackets. In more recent years, Charlie went on to play part time second fiddle in the Arc Angels sharing vocal duties and then became Dylan’s main guitar hero, but man, being a team player is cool as fuck and everything, but that dude had one of the best voices, ever, in my book. You ever hear his tribute to EP from the “True Romance” soundtrack? That’s the only Q Tarantino movie I ever liked, first place ya saw James Gandolfini. It was too violent and abusive for my frail little heart but there was so much quotable, epic dialog, ya know me and an old bassplayer once were calling our demotape band Heroes For Sale after the comicbook store in that movie, we weren’t the only ones. Pre internet, you’d be calling your garage band like, the Causalties, or Undesirables and designing your elaborate cartoon skull logo in the leather daddy biker ha with the obligatory eyepatch and Zapatista gun belt for your stickers and fliers and t shirts but have no idea there were already ten other bands goin’ by that same moniker. Cats like Lux and Joey Ramone and Stiv Bators offered me irrefutable proof that one need not be as pinup pretty as Charlie Sexton to still rock like fuck and sing your heart out and all I ever wanted to do since I was about four or five was front an unholy barbarian band of rebellious gypsy wastrel revolution rockers. Once I saw David Peel hollering in Tompkins Square Park, I was in like Flynn. With the Out Crowd. Nowadays you got these preppie model millionaire manufactured forgery fabrications like bogus boyband faux quirky monarch programmed Harry Styles suddenly dressing up in the pink shiny pants and pink furry coats just like me in 1987, but bizarrely, they are being paid millions for it cause Bowie glam androgyny has been suddenly hijacked by Davos billionaires to advance some Klaus Schawb occultist transhumanist agebnda. They threw me into like Hitlerian Baptist reform schools and sent me to shrinks and encouraged their All Amukkkan football teams to beat me silly for dressing exactly like that 30 some years ago. What madness. So yeah, man. Charlie Sexton, he is all aces. One of my top faves even into my elderly goth years when it’s cold in my bones and there aint no good news forthcoming, his music still sings straight to my old tombstone mind and big bottle heart. Come back, Charlie, rocknroll never forgets. When I was young and pining over some lost love, it was most usually like say the Smiths or New Order or the Replacements that I was listening to. As I got older, it was most often Chris Isaak. My wife always says I should track down Keith Forsey and get him to produce me but I figure that dude made more money than KISS between Billy Idol and “Don’t You Forget About Me”, he’s probably in some disco mansion on a beach with Georgio Moroder remixing some mountains of cocaine fuelled Studio 54 masterpieces, I just moved out of a leaky no furnace fuckled up trailer in the middle of nowhere land and have no band but yeah I love that glossy eighties new wave Psychedelic Furs and Charlie Sexton soundtrack sheen. Of course I know it’s too late for me, been hearing that since I was about twenty one, but ya know, I believe in miracles. I believe in a better world for me and you, so open that bottle, mateys, hoist the black flag. You tell ’em General Labor’s comin’, and all the brothers and sisters and friends of the revolution are ridin’ with me!

Charlie Sexton MTV 1985 – YouTube

BOWIE With CHARLIE SEXTON ~ LIVE ’87 – YouTube

THE CRAMPS – Ultra Twist – LIVE TV 1995 – YouTube

Charlie Sexton at Austin City Limits – YouTube

Lords of the new church- Live on the tube – YouTube

“Why the Dems are about to be whacked:

“Biden inherited a difficult economic hand—the pandemic, excess Fed liquidity..large budget deficits..& pre-existing global tensions. Yet he has greatly exacerbated the economic & geopolitical crises” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

“Capitalism cannot be made kinder.” (- Michael Parenti)

“what we call reality is in fact nothing more than a culturally sanctioned and linguistically reinforced hallucination” (- Terrence McKenna)

“Funny how Russia only does this stuff in the years that Democrats lose.”( -Primo Radical)

The Politicians Who Destroyed Our Democracy Want Us to Vote for Them to Save It (substack.com)

Thursday Throwdown: The Progressive Ukraine Letter Embarrassment (substack.com)

“This profile offers an interesting window into the BlueAnon cult. On top of endless conspiracy theories about Trump and Putin, they seem to share the habit of working lucrative media jobs and gathering at the fancy homes of affluent members.” (-Aaron Mate’)

“A political party that tried forcing everyone to take an experimental vaccine, that illegally instructs Big Tech to silence dissent, that raised the price of literally everything, and that put our planet on the brink of nuclear Armageddon should never be allowed to govern again.” (-Primo Radical)

“Neocon child actor Ben Shapiro has had his career astroturfed by corporate GOP powerbrokers, granting him notoriety and affluence while he trades on bogus antisemitism victimhood narratives.

He perfectly embodies the phenomenon I described and runs the same hustle as the ADL.” (-Max Blumenthal)

“The ultimate question is this: Will the US accept that it cannot rule the world and that it must share prosperity with all nations or will the US in a final act of arrogance destroy the world because it cannot accept that the days of living at the expense of others are over.” (-Kim Dotcom)

American-Born Canadian Professor Attacked by Mainstream Media for Opposing NATO Narrative on Ukraine | CovertAction Magazine

KINGS OF THE HIGHWAY

I always related to the outcasts, misfits, throways, scorned by society, the people in the little old man skid row divebars ya know? As Tyla so elqoently sang, the sad and the lonely are the only ones with style. Oscar Wilde said it all first and better. Nobody ever sang it better than Chris Isaak though. Okay maybe Tex Perkins, sometimes. Or Leonard Cohen, Kris Kristooferson, that’s about it though.

“When I can not sing my heart., I can only speak my mind..” (-John Lennon)

“I don’t want no counseling…” (-Chris Isaak)

“I met a girl in Mexico and shoulda told her then I know that I still think of you, we never will be through.” (-Chris Isaak)

Chris Isaak – Nothing’s Changed – YouTube

Chris Isaak Guitarist James Calvin Wilsey: The ‘King of Slow’ – Rolling Stone

ASTRO ZOMBIES

One band that united all us comic book reading greasy kid stuff leather jacketed boys, back when the skins hung out with the jocks and the punks and new wavers were considered mortal enemies of the metalheads and thrashers and all the dumbfuck follower cliques had their rulebooks and regulations I kinda hadda scoff at and still do, we all loved the Misfits and Danzig. Ones who say they did not were either nerds or they’re just lying to appease the bespectacled fauxwoke gender studiers with the beige and argyle lives and pet hair all over their clothes.I’ve always hated sniveling asskissers sucking up to power for extra credit. Shit, my band of wild eyed wolf children covered three Misfits songs and two Danzigs. He might be a bit of a bridge n tunnel rightwing mook weightlifter but I always thought he was extraordinarliy entertaining and talented and a great vocalist in the presley/Lux/Morrison tradition.

Where Eagles Dare – YouTube

The Misfits – Skulls – YouTube

Danzig – She Rides – Vidéo Dailymotion

Girlboss Politics Won’t Beat the Right (jacobin.com)

Morrissey – Glamorous Glue – YouTube

“The democrats abandoned their base, insulted the public with two years of diversionary anti-Trumpism while delivering to the only base they really care about – finance capital, Big Oil & military/industrial/complex. Radical sheepdoggers have little to work with.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

Black Politics and the 2022 Mid-Term Elections | Black Agenda Report

Jacobin

GET TOGETHER IN OUR PRIME

“At first flash of Eden

We raced down to the sea
Standing there on freedom’s shore”

I will tell you this: when I was 12 and 13, Jim Morrison’s “Absolutely Live” made more of a lifelong lasting impression on me than any of those bullshit racist whitewash history books, hungup homophobic military recruiters, creepy deepwoods perverse pedophile brimstone prechers, brutal bruising wrestling team coaches, stupid fucking preppie sadist Amerikkan Psychos in their dumb golf shirts with their mama mansions and license to harm less powerful people, or the endless behavior modification torture techniques of all those horrible detention hall abusers. He was right and they are wrong. I still yearn to be wild and free again. I had a friend at that age who was a real heavy metal guitar prodigy like Randy Rhoades who also loved the Doors, but he kinda always wanted to be popular. His mom gave him a sports car at some point, and he got a goth girlfriend, but somehow, they corraled him into joining the military and he became a sharpshooting sniper for the empire, instead of a shirtless longhair playing classical influenced solos in the spotlight at my side, so that was a big bummer to me cause I thought he would always be one of the pirates, the resistance, the outlaws, the rebel alliance, aw man, ya win some, ya lose some. Losing that dude to the military was one of my life’s first real setbacks, I mourned his decision for a number of years. Some of our other friends sadly followed. I stayed the course, ya know Jim Morrison was like my gateway into Iggy Pop and Stiv Bators. After I met those guys, something in me changed. There was no going back to the namby pamby, clock punching, grocery bagging, suburban world of mime and acquisition. All those kids we used to know grew up to be regular tv watching home owners and like, gentrification brunchers-somedays, it really gets me down.

The Doors – Waiting For The Sun – YouTube

The Doors – Five To One (Live In Europe 1968) – YouTube

*NEW REMASTERED* – The Doors – Celebration of the Lizard – YouTube

My Wild Love – YouTube

Ugly-Things.com – Wild Sounds from Past Dimensions

Charlie Sexton “Sunday Clothes” live – YouTube

BORED OUT (tumblr.com)

Charlie Sexton & Chuck Prophet. Some Gilrs Live. Madrid 2019 – YouTube

Charlie Sexton – Pictures For Pleasure (Live) – YouTube

Top Economist at Major Global Bank Says Corporate Profits Are Fueling Inflation (commondreams.org)

MintPress News on Twitter: “Footage has emerged of Israel bombing Gaza last night for the first time since the war in August, which killed around 50 Palestinians. The late-night assault led to power cuts in parts of the strip. https://t.co/uZPpQiTO44” / Twitter

“Clinton News Network (CNN) is pushing straight-up pro-war propaganda. Where are fact-checkers on assertion Russia actions created food & fertilizer shortage when when everyone knows it was Western sanctions on Russia that created global food crisis.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

Noam Chomsky on Venezuela – YouTube

‘Americans Aren’t Serfs’: House Democrats Propose End to Wall Street Rent-Gouging (commondreams.org)

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing Impossible obstacles. Dream the Impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up.” (-Terrence McKenna)

SOUTHERN DEATH CULT

 Some hardnosed sadists in youth corrections seemed to get their jollies by punishing working class and particularly black youth for any deviation from sieg heil sports and military obedience culture, so we so called delinquents kinda had to rally together and I met some of my life’s best friends in juvie hall where the authorities and their sports mom bosses hoped to permanently break our youthful creative spirit. When I finally got out of the detention center for wayward DJ/rappers and styling product abusing makeup wearers, I was subjected to some repeat gang violence where jealous husband rednecks of girls who had a lingering thing for me and their friends held me down and bloodied my nose, broke my glasses, the usual pummelings I was sortof accustomed to and would be ongoing features of my visits to Ohio where they manufacture the fratboys even into the grunge years. The couch potato mama’s boys action flick tough talkers who always bragged about their manly fighting skills ran from the beatdowns. Left me to my fate.Only good thing about those guys was their mom’s house had warmth in the winter, they were seven and ten years older so they bought my beer and smokes with their rich kid allowances and let me immerse myself in their elaborate record collection where I discovered many of my favorite bands. The Southern Death Cult, Theater Of Hate, Sisters Of Mercy, the Mission, 45 Grave, some Bauhaus side projects and spinoffs I’d never heard before. A Lotta life changing stuff like that. I was really particularly en thralled by Andrew Eltrich and Ian Astbury and have to concede my early bands initially suffered somewhat as a result of my trying too hard to sound like Ian rather than finding my own voice. It took awhile. You know what’s crazy as fuck? I’m the only old punk I know who kept his core values, is still actively anti fascist, anti corporate, anti censorship, anti war in middle age. Like Cait Johnstone said, everybody’s antiwar until the propaganda starts. It’s a sad world we live in.

Southern Death Cult – False Faces (Live) – YouTube

SOUTHERN DEATH CULT – MOYA – YouTube

DEATH CULT – GOD’S ZOO – TUBE – 1984 – YouTube

THE CULT – HOLLOW MAN – On Bliss TV 1986 – YouTube

Drink The New Wine – YouTube

Love and Rockets vinyl reissues, “The Albums 1985-1996” box set announced (slicingupeyeballs.com)

KRISTOFFERSON

I was nineteen or twenty before I finally found my real voice or started composing any halfway worthwhile original material. One of the songwriters who really helped set me free, Post Westerberg, was Kristofferson. He wrote about what he knew. Once I started doing that, it all came natural. 

THE PILGRIM, CHAPTER 33 – Kris Kristofferson – YouTube

kristofferson sunday morning coming down – YouTube

Kris Kristofferson~Blame It On The Stones – YouTube

The Silver Tongued Devil and I – YouTube

COHEN

My dad and Paul K are mostly responsible for getting me into Cohen but Danny and tattoo Mark also loved im. Of course he is the greatest in my opinion. 

Leonard Cohen – Closing Time – YouTube

Public Enemy – Fight The Power (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Time Zone (Afrika Bambaataa feat.John Lydon) – World Destruction – YouTube

Fucking cold as fuck here-even my coffee got cold in the cup. I wanna drinksmoke but my old lady don’t want me to. I used to go on walks but where we live now, it’s all militia crazies and vicious animals unleashed in their junk yards, so I’m restless, kinda upset, depressed, cold feet and a little bitter, so ya know, I end up just doing a lotta yardwork. Then there’s the odd jobs. Today i gotta try to figure out somewhere to take all these fuckedup burntout fluoresecent tube lightbubls my lanlord left here in the tool shed and then we gotta go off property to wash our clothes and then it’s some odd jobs for low wages, send me good vibes brothers and sisters and friends of the revolution, I need ’em now. STAY WILD, STAY FREE! xo