Gutter Gospel: David Jo, Rev. Paul, Jimmy Dore, Cuddly Toys, Trash Gallery, Rogue Journalist, Housing First, What’s Left Of The Left In Tatters, Andy McCoy, Beasts Of Bourbon, Finding Feelgood, Dogs, Kusworth, Waterboys, Hollywood Brats! (-by General Labor rhinestone cowboy, antisocial glamarchist, burntout recluse, outlaw singer, dirtbag leftist, lifelong dishwasher, record store dude, and desert trail bonfire storytellin’ man “cancelled since ’83”)

A SORROWFUL JOY I’VE KNOWN SINCE I WAS A BOY

REV. PAUL S. CUNNINGHAM

My friend The Rev. has a new EP coming out, I’ve loved all three songs I’ve heard off it, he has steadily become one of my favorite contemporary singer/songwriters. He is smart and gutsy and when he sings about the grit and the pain and the wind and the rain, let me tell ya, you can hear how he’s lived all those blusey lyrics first hand, he might look like a blonde haired Captain Jack Sparrow, but he is no Dizney pirate, he is a true pirate, an outlaw brother of the darkness, related not just to biker rock Bastards like me, Nasty Bastard, and Circus Of Power, but also to very sophisticated songwriting poet motherfuckers like Kris Kristofferson and Tom Waits. If you loved Guns N Roses but thought they just lost the plot, at Farm Aid, and think they’ve been absurd ever since, this hard skool throwback might be your guy. If you liked Junkyard, or Rock City Angels, that sweet spot where blooze metal meets outlaw country and sleaze punk in the moonlit empty bottles blackout A:M, you will likely also become a fan of Rev. Paul’s. He’s one of us independent D.I.Y. motherfuckers. Tell your friends about him. He is so good. He has excess heart and lyrics on fire with the truth.

Song # 3 off my upcoming EP !!☠ From here to Durango ! It’s for Bobby !🖤 | By Rev. Paul S. Cunningham | Facebook

I LOVE THIS COMEDIAN! A STANDUP COMIC’S JOB IS TO PUNCH UP AND TO ALWAYS CHALLENGE THE NARRATIVE OF KNOWN LIARS. THESE SHITLIBS ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHO ARE OFFENDED BY THE TRUTH SHOULD GO FUCK THEMSELVES. FOR SCIENCE AND DIVERSITY AND EATING BUGS CAUSE GLOBAL WARMING. FOR SAFESPACE CORRECTNESS.

War Propaganda About Ukraine Starting to Wear Thin – CovertAction Magazine

“Cenk just called the Grayzone and everyone pushing back on NATO proxy war in Ukraine “Putin puppets” This dude is such an imperialist shitlib it’s unreal.” (-Revolutionary Blackout Media)

 BOLAN & BOWIE’S GLAM MASTERPIECE MADMAN 

If you been feeling somewhat crazy, confused, frayed or even outright unhinged about half the time, ya know that is perfectly natural in fictitious times such as these, when the regulatory agencies have all been captured and controlled by one or two people, and every once trusted media source, bought off platform, or ancient authority figure is gaslighting the fuck out of us with their bad cop/good cop fixed and unchanging duopoly bullshit, doing their best to escalate from tiredass guns and abortion culture wars wedge issues into fullout “order from chaos” manufactured civil wars or martial law. Everytime I read their bullshit mockingbird consolidated press, I know I feel crazy. Like Black In The Empire said on Twitter recently, that Cenk guy who used to be progressive took 20 million from a Clinton megadonor and now all he does is attack real anti war leftists and help the DNC whitewash McCain and Bush/Cheney crimes, while single-mindedly vilifying Trump like he’s some rare and unprecedented anomaly rather than a run of the mill, typical oaf, fat country club member of the Murkkkan ruling class. “Cenk pretends to fight the people who gave him the twenty million dollars”. Yep, their bogus narrative is always such a ridiculous sham, like when CNN insists there’s no inflation, no recession and everybody just LOVES Biden and Kamala. It’s never any legit reflection of what’s goin’ on out here in the fields. They talkin’ bout building bigger mega yachts and mega mansions and rockets to Mars, while we struggling to pay for groceries or the fuckedup electric bills or jackedup rents while Tv swears there’s no recession, our only problem is that mean ole bad wolf TRUMP. He’s not woke, and is a manspreader sexist Russian spy!!! They keep pushing the Bill Gates clone meat, and as a person who has not ate animal meat in about twenty or maybe twenty one years, since my longlost daughter befriended a pig at a petting zoo in the Midwest, whatever the Davos fuckers suggest we poors do, from giving up our property, to getting many more mandatory “safe and effective” monkeypox warped-speed shots for the public good, to giving up all privacy, or ownership, or cash, or “Our Bodies, Ourselves” medical autonomy, I sense that they, THEMselves, the fascist fucks who own the politicians, and plan your future in secret, are doing quite the opposite. Kim Kardashian would not even take a real bite from her synthetic Bill Gates burger, her sister and his pop/punk illuminati sacrifice boyfriend that goony drummer are all batshit crazy if you ask me, but we’ve established I think most everybody’s crazy, suffering from collective delusions, fanatical nationalist ginned up “pride”, and Stockholm Syndrome, psychotic greed: it’s the only thing that’s trickled down from those sick fucks at the top. I don’t trust any billionaires. Billionaires are not good people. I have to wonder about millionaires, too, quite honestly. 

JEFF DRAKE BOOK COMING SOON! 

My teenage band used to do “She’s So Filthy” and one of my old roommates recorded that version on the 45 of “Pillbox”. Love The Joneses, and also, The Humpers and The Vice Principals. Co Starring Long Beach Salon Pop SUPER HERO, my man, Billy Burke. Can’t wait to read Drake’s autobiography. He’s the guy half o’ Hollywood modeled themselves after-all those Izzy Stradlin types. The West Coast Thunders. Marvelous!

Jeff Drake – interview exclusive – RPM Online

MY MAINMAN BROTHER NEEN FROM GUITAR GEISHA GOT ME INTO THIS BAND. SO GOOD! Have a listen!

Going Out West – YouTube

TRASH GALLERY AND THE UNTEENS NEEN

Aw, man, you ever hear these guys? Maverick lone wolf/lone star rocknroll renegade, Neen Youkhana is an underrated punknroll superstar! Unless you live in Canada, chances are you may not have heard of them, because he really has always ran an authentic indie operation. In my eyes, he’s a Real Rocknroll underground cult hero! Righteous cat, too. Check ’em out and remember what real hard drivin’ rocknroll sounds like. Nothin’ but FUCK YEAH! In addition to being a first class crooner and guitar player, whenever I hear his music, it always reminds me of being on the highway. It is late night travel music, it has a great sense of movement in all of it, mobility, the road and the night sky. He’s kinda like Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy rolled into one. ‘Little Vintage Aerosmith in there also, Theater Of Hate, and Four Horsemen, and for me, even a little Jim Morrison in some of his growls.

WHAT? YOU CALL THAT AN INSURRECTION????! WHILE BIG 5 PAIDOFF WHORE PIGMEDIA MOAN ON AND ON AND ON ABOUT OAF TRUMP AND MAGA PROTEST QSHAMAN…REAL JOURNALISTS ARE KIDNAPPED AND TORTURED BY THE EMPIRE!

   People like me, who’ve seen too much real life violence, and carry the lifelong lasting effects of fuckedup trauma don’t really care to watch any of that splatter film casual violence occult shit that’s all over Netflix and Hulu now, on days when it’s way too hot to be outdoors for long, I have succumbed to indulging in one of those really, really dumb models dating on the bikini beach shows. I’m not proud of it. I’m kicked offa social media by deep state censorbots for anti war posts and think it’s been detrimental to most people’s mental health anyways. I never believe any of the media headlines owned by Bezos or Gates, Vanguard or Blackrock. It’s all pro war, pro “Gates Reset” all the time now, just flat-out horseshit. He’s buying up all the farmlands and sniveling suckers think it’s cause he loves the cuddly animals and wants us poors to be “healthy”. I don’t personally wanna hear anymore bullshit from the Cheney/Bush bunch, or the sold-out shitlib, pro war DNC about Capital Hill protests of Trump supporters. I want them to fix the water supply and house all the people. I want them to negotiate an end to wars based on lies, proxy armies, coups and Nato expansionism. I want them to demilitarize the police and defund the alphabet gangs. Trump is a threat for sure in that he wants to continue these insane Biden wars, escalate conflict with China which started under Obama cause his Goldman Sachs bosses owe the Chinese money they don’t wanna pay. Trump wants to put homeless people in tent cities and dissolve the department of education and replace it all with Betsy Des Vos white power charter “Christian” schools-they hate poor people so much, the opposite of what Christianity is supposed to be. Sadly, the Dems are almost exactly the same but with some gratuitous tokenism and two oopsy daisy rotating villains-and a ridiculous emphasis on theatrical support for traditionally oppressed cultures but they still keep all the same systems in place-the drug war, the forever wars, children in cages at border gulags, Gitmo, the surveillance panopticon. The low wages. The poisoned water in Flint, the jackedup rents. The Slippery Slope. Both parties are in cahoots, just do the bidding of billionaires. I want them to fulfill the Bernie Sanders mandate that was used to sheepdog stadiums full of people back into the might as well be Republikkkans DNC. Universal housing, real healthcare not just crazy fuckedup snatch n grab big pharma racketeering,  free higher education for all, like they have in sanctioned socialist democracies like Venezuela and Cuba and had in Libya before Hillary killed Gaddafi with her neo-con mercenaries. After they do that, maybe we can talk about AOC’s feelings some more. Anybody else noticing all the coordinated messaging, high level celebs like Angelina Jolie and Nichole Kidman and the Kardashians pushing the Klaus Schwab and Bill Gates “Let them Eat Bugs” bullshit in like, “Vanity Fair”? Thing about the nutty so called great reset and Bill Gates frankenfood bugs and fake lab meat and secreted geoengineering and spraying of barium to blockout the sun shit is these exact same rich elites who openly say they want to depopulate, the psychotic evil sociopaths, who profit from disastrous wars that cause the overwhelming majority of harm to the ecosystems though Greta Thunberg never mentions that, and who fly around damaging the atmosphere in their private planes are gonna say we have to give up all our rights for nature and puppydogs and keep planting stories and assigning celebrities in the controlled press, to advance their globalist bullshit NWO tyranny agendas. Their insanely evil cult leader says you will eat the bugs and own nothing and be happy. 

But you really worried about Qshaman protesting some more? Furry hats and facepaint, oh my! They mighta took down the Georgia Guidestones, but that techslavery advocate Harari dude who is Kooky Klaus and depopulation agenda Bill’s closest Isareali advisor gets giddy talking about depopulating. Meanwhile they silence the truth tellers in cruel Dick Cheney torture  gulags. Shitlibs fret about AOC’s feelings some more. Rightwing pigmedia propagandists keep calling Schwab and Davos “progressives” and “socialists”. They are fascists and tyrants, actually. I see why the Qanaons are so confused, all the rightwing media calls Biden and Obama socialists and progressives which is some kinda horrible joke, until Capital Hill protest, those gullible patsies on the right-they’d never really received the Cointelpro treatment like this, but the billionaire Reset whackjobs don’t care how you self identify. They gonna try ‘n’ control everybody. From The Thank Obamas and the Thank a Kkkops. The NWO is not your friend.

WikiLeaks on Twitter: “Brief recap of the Julian Assange case and recent decision to allow his extradition for publishing | #FreeAssangeNOW https://t.co/XYAht4zDYP” / Twitter

WikiLeaks on Twitter: “The CIA plan to kill or kidnap @WikiLeaks Publisher and Journalist Julian Assange in London | @CBSNews #FreeAssangeNOW https://t.co/FbbkiJ1WfW” / Twitter

‘The American friends’: New court files expose Sheldon Adelson’s security team in US spy operation against Julian Assange – The Grayzone

@TwitterSupport has placed a deceptive warning label on the link to our republication of a factual report on the tied or Rolling Stone’s editor in chief to the military-intelligence apparatus (-Max Blumenthal)

https://twitter.com/safety/unsafe_link_warning?unsafe_link=https://thegrayzone.com/2022/08/09/establishment-daily-beast-rolling-stone-intelligence-ties/

CIA, Pompeo Sued For Alleged Spying On Assange Visitors (thedissenter.org)

The establishment are mad about Murkkkans protesting and not trusting election results from known liars like the Cheneys but they are still happy as pie to take big checks from Hillary’s friends the pharoahs who have people dismembered for fun. Saudi Arabia’s Enablers Condemned as Woman Sentenced to 34 Years for Tweets (commondreams.org)

even the Thank A KKKOP Love A Uniform Patriotic Flag Waving Right is getting the cointelpro infiltration and incitement agent provocateur business nowadays. Unprecedented.

Various Alleged Instigators of Capitol Riot Finally Indicted For Sedition but Questions Remain About Government Infiltration and Incitement – CovertAction Magazine

Nineteen Years Ago Today the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq in One of the Worst Crimes of the Modern Era – CovertAction Magazine

But Shitlibs love Bush/Cheney!!!!??? And John McCain. And his moderate rebels with the Toyota motorcades, all the masked men in Syria. Proxy wars still suck. They lied about white helmets, they lied about WMD’s, they lied about everything. But here’s a gay talkshow celebrity to tell you that Mike Pompeo, Dick Cheney, W Bush, Obama and Zelensky are “NICE”.

IF YOU’VE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY REINDOCTRIANTED TO HATE AND FEAR FREE SPEECH WHISTLEBLOWER JOURNALISTS AND WORSHIP AND TRUST WEF PUPPETS AND DAVOS BILLIONAIRES YOU MIGHT ALREADY BE A FASCIST PIG.

“Democrats are mad at Bernie because he is telling the truth about their bill that will not reduce inflation, but will expand fossil fuels and we are mad at Bernie for continuing to caucus with and enable a corrupt corporate party that hates him and every social policy he ran on.” (-Ryan Knight)

“Pretending the US government has been taken by Marxists lets the “populist right” feel like shrieking about communism is fighting the power when really they’re just facilitating longstanding neocon agendas against China and longstanding CIA/FBI agendas against western socialists.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

Responses Among The Left To FBI Raid Against Trump (thedissenter.org)

Ron Paul Told The Truth About The FBI 40 YEARS AGO! – YouTube

Nina Turner’s Phony “Racism” Charge Called Out By “Revolutionary Blackout Network” – YouTube

Chris Hedges on Twitter: “The Chris Hedges Report Podcast: John Kiriakou, who was the CIA’s Chief of Counterterrorism Operations in Pakistan, and Chris Hedges discuss why the CIA needs to be abolished. on The Chris Hedges Report https://t.co/nSWpAiE9Fx” / Twitter

How Russia thwarted US imperial plans in Ukraine and beyond – Multipolarista

“We don’t care about employment, we don’t care about the law…” (-Paul K. And The Weathermen)

 ANDY McCOY FOREVER

Mondays suck in the dead end desert ghost towns cause everything is still closed, it’s like a Double Sunday. I end up roaming restlessly on the deer trails by the river and foothills of the big mountain, trying to avoid rattle snakes and meth heads and bullshit propaganda on all the hypnoscreens. All my thoughts always seem to stray back to rocknroll. Andy McCoy‘s the original architect/songwriter/genius of Hanoi Rocks, and he’s got a new record out. “JUKEBOX JUNKIE”. Ya know Mike’s current touring gang is a slick, professional, well oiled machine, but Andy is still an elegantly wasted fulltime gypsy songwriting, big hat, larger than life, swashbucklingly debaucherous, one-off pirate outlaw, artist bohemian, visionary. A dear, sweet, most honorable, and faithful friend of mine memorably called him a burning wreckage and I smiled at the apt description cause I get what he means. Poor ole Andy slurs his words and stumbles around in a perpetually intoxicated honky tonk haze, his halo is always a bit crooked. Reminds me of somebody somehow, almost….familiar. By that I mean myself. Ha ha. I know he is frequently slagged by people online, in the ever annoying youtube comments, for his defiantly stubborn rocknroll lifestyle, cause people like the Crue ponce around gloating about how they got away with so much gross and mean spirited, unkind, unremorsefully insensitive, ballsout predator bullshit, because they make a lot of money, and tediously lecturing people about the 12 steps to sobriety which is not that impressive coming guys who flagrantly call their boxset “Music To Crash Your Car To” parts one and two and continue to get busted drunk driving, and getting more plastic surgeries, and doing big capitalist stadium tours, and tacky automythologizing made for tv movies ,and cashing unremorsefully in on their destructive car crashings, and hooker punchings, and ticket sales, and surgically enhanced Baywatch beauties from long ago, but they honestly peaked with “Too Fast For Love”. The online Crueheads are just ignorant metal goons and fame hags and wealth worshippers. Andy is a staggering, swaggering, prolific composer, painter, and libertine outsider remnant of another time, a one man Red Light District, an abandoned amusement park on legs, a throwback to Exile On Main Street in winklepickers, who still writes great songs sometimes, and no one really holds a candle to him as a performer or all around romantic rocknroll genius, in my book, at least. He might not make as much money as the Crue or Keith or Joe Perry or whoever, but I don’t care about money or power, and his electrifying contributions to our punkroll glammy subculture are timelessly immortalized and irrefutable. As I told my friend, “Tooting Bec Wreck to Eternity”! Those rich guys might have made more moolah, but Andy McCoy has made better art. I mean, sometimes, “Into The Valley Of The Dolls” is my favorite album, or “Love” by The Cult, but most frequently, in my lifetime, it’s been predominantly “Back To Mystery City” that has inspired me and my ouvre of under recorded songs, and entire way of life the most. “Everywhere you goin’ baybeh, you know I will follow…” That “WASTED YEARS” video is still the best concert I’ve probably ever seen.

(RIP) TIMO

“This time the collapse will be global. It will not be possible, as in ancient societies, to migrate to new ecosystems rich in natural resources. The steady rise in heat will devastate crop yields and make much of the planet uninhabitable. Climate scientists warn that once temperatures rise by 4℃, the earth, at best, will be able to sustain a billion people.

The more insurmountable the crisis becomes, the more we, like our prehistoric ancestors, will retreat into self-defeating responses, violence, magical thinking and denial

The historian Arnold Toynbee, who singled out unchecked militarism as the fatal blow to past empires, argued that civilizations are not murdered, but commit suicide. They fail to adapt to a crisis, ensuring their own obliteration. Our civilization’s collapse will be unique in size, magnified by the destructive force of our fossil fuel-driven industrial society. But it will replicate the familiar patterns of collapse that toppled civilizations of the past. The difference will be in scale, and  this time there will be no exit.” (-Chris Hedges)

‘They want your land, they want your gold and they want your kids. These are the real assets they are after.’ (- Catherine Austin Fitts)

As Democrats continue to gaslight the public about their ‘big win’ here is what Brett Hartl, the director of the Center for Biological Diversity, is saying: “This is a climate suicide pact. It’s self-defeating to handcuff renewable energy to massive new oil and gas extraction.” (-Ryan Knight)

“This new bill is genocide, there is no other way to put it. This is a life or death situation & the longer we act as though the world isn’t on fire around us, the worse our burns will be.” – Siqiniq Maupin, Sovereign Iñupiat for a Living Arctic. (Guardian 8/9/22)

“Never forget that right after Hurricane Katrina, Cuba offered to send the US aid in the form of 1,586 doctors and 37 tons of medical supplies. “Others have sent money. We are offering to save lives,” Castro said. The offer was rejected by the Bush administration.” (-Radio Free Amanda)

“When you are an internal colony denied self-determination, the colonial master can determine your fate. I was organizing in the gulf when this happened & it was a brutal reminder of our status as captives.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

WHAT’S LEFT

    What passes for the Left in this country is a bunch of rank and file suckers and cowardly followers pledging unconditional allegiance to rightwing corporate, pro war, Wall Street motherfuckers like Obama’s Eric Holder and Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and AOC. Dumbfuck celebrity shmucks still drunk on Trump Derangement Syndrome, who have mad, media fed, partisan blind love for Hunter, Zelensky and Gropey Joe cause they have no real principles aside from feelgoodist Thank Obama partisan bullshit and idenity politricks partisan hate. They all work for bankers and inside trade and strictly obey big pharma and military weapons manufacturers and proxy army contractors. AOC and her bosom buddy Lyn Cheney, can both empty justice-tweet all day long that “Trump” is bad, but that only serves to distract from all the unforgivably stupid and appallingly evil shit the Gropey Joe admin is up to. I never liked one thing about Golden Toilet Donald Trump, but pigmedia still focusing exclusively on him all day everyday, as all purpose boogeyman scapegoat blamehound has gotten mighty old. Nobody gets up that early. Shitlibs refuse to stand for any leftist principle beyond performative red carpet bullshit-tax the rich dresses at the creepy Meta Gala with the Eyes Wide Shut crowd, or watching RuPaul. Ho hum, big deal-when you gonna do something to stop the wars or house the people? Never, ’cause the government, like the media, is owned and operated for and by the private plane Bloomberg/Pelosi super rich, and the ruling class megabillionaire donors love war and fascism, they got so much wealth and power they can force all kinds of undemocratic, inhumane, nefarious bullshit on us peasants  just for their own sadistic glee, and we, the people will obediently snipe back n forth about some nickel and dime culture wars bullshit, rather than ever correctly identify and seek to overthrow our common oppressors-the Davos billionaires with the evil sci-fi agendas and social currency ratings, cashless society bullshit, and dick rockets. Klaus Schwab brags about how his tech-fascist minions have infiltrated every government on earth. I heard his talk with the Pfizer CEO and they got diabolical shit in store for you, but pigmedia keeps everybody hypnotically focused on Orange Man Bad and forgetting all about and whitewashing the warcrimes of the Bush/Cheneys and Obama and Pelosis. Hillary overthrew Libya, had their leader brutally killed by proxies and went on tv and laughed about it. The Cheneys brought you Gitmo and waterboarding and indefinite detention of righteous whistle blower journalists like Julian Assange and Daniel Hale. Podesta said they need to “make an example of” leakers. Somebody killed Seth Rich. They killed Michael Hastings in a fiery ball of fire. They paid off TYT to become warpig script reciters though they used to do news from a left perspective-but no longer. 

    Dems never stop complaining about Trump bragging to Billy Bush, “if you’re famous they’ll even let you grab their expletive deleted”, but somehow manage to ignore all the Clinton/Biden accusers. Hillary and Warren keep hammering on about Sanders being sexist while Gropey Joe never stops awkwardly touching women and children and sniffing their hair and shaking hands with people who aren’t there, all on camera, and gives his son a super decadent lux lifestyle, with his white nationalist cronies in the Ukraine, full of backroom bargaining, hookers, crack, and oil company vice presidencies, and all the shitlibs see the Azov insignias and just shrug and look the other way. It’s really beyond scandalous, that this congress will give another 8 billion in weapons, every three or four days to slow bleed Russia over there in their sacrifice zone with the coup government Obama installed, but we got millions of people homeless in the streets and the justice-tweeters  would rather fund wars and police state militarization than house the people. Let alone provide a clean water supply to Flint, or universal healthcare or education. Legacy TV is still All Trump All The Time. Hard to find anything on Netflix or Hulu except creepy occult programming horror bullshit, and the ongoing glorification of idle heiress, model jet set, mk ultra beta kitten, influencer brandings. They brand them like cows.

You can’t really describe someone as a sellout, if they never had any principles to begin with. I had an ex girlfriend tell me she didn’t live by her principles. Huh? What? That I had more integrity than anyone she ever met and we were not compatible. What? Huh? Yeah looking back, summa the people I was most devastatingly disappointed by, never promised to be beside me throwing Molotov’s at the barricades, anyways, ya know-they were always sucking up to rich people, consolidating their own private landowner passive income streams, groveling stand for nothing mediocrities who only ever cared about their own comforts, luxury lifestyles and fitting in with the upper class. AOC, like Obama, is just a marketing campaign, an empty rebrand, a hoax in a pants suit. Same as all those people I can still get sucked in to feeling bad about, who were just never who I imagined they should be, to begin with. They’d rather sit at the bar with the posers and liars than do anything that might seem controversial or risk  losing some kinda brownie points, extra credit, apple polisher asskiss GPA scores with their booj inlaws by ever straying faintly off script. All that, while wearing a leather jacket with the Clash logo painted on the back. Everybody seems so zombified. They’re all on the Government Pills, social media crack, and propaganda tv, waiting for UPS to deliver their Amazon boxes for Science and Pinkhats White Women Educated Diversity and War On Russia and China because it was “Her Turn”. Orange Man Bad, you know?! So boring and trite and insultingly transparent, all these so called official narrative reciters are like teleprompter readers. AI obedient praising lady fascists and the FBI.

6 Things Wrong With the Inflation Reduction Act • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

JOHN KIRIAKOU: J Edgar Hoover’s Evil Brainchild – Consortium News

WATCH: Mike Pompeo Sued Over Surveillance of Assange Visitors – Consortium News

“There is a disturbing trend where the politicians (both Democrat and Republican) who sold out our communities at every turn are criminalizing homelessness instead of providing public housing & healthcare. They’re criminalizing the problems that their corporatist policies created.” (-Ryan Knight)

WARPIG KISSINGER SAYS EMPIRE HAS GOTTEN TOO FAR OUTTA POCKET WHILE PIG MEDIA REBRANDS DUMB FRATBOY BUSH W AS SOME KINDA FOLSKY LEADERSHIP HERO. LIZ CHENEY’S HUSBAND IS HUNTER BIDEN’S LAWYER? SECRET POLICE SICCED ON TRUMP BY GROPEY JOE ADMIN.

In a new interview with The Wall Street Journal, immortal Hague fugitive Henry Kissinger says the US is acting in a crazy and irrational way that has brought it to the edge of war with Russia and China:

Mr. Kissinger sees today’s world as verging on a dangerous disequilibrium. “We are at the edge of war with Russia and China on issues which we partly created, without any concept of how this is going to end or what it’s supposed to lead to,” he says. Could the U.S. manage the two adversaries by triangulating between them, as during the Nixon years? He offers no simple prescription. “You can’t just now say we’re going to split them off and turn them against each other. All you can do is not to accelerate the tensions and to create options, and for that you have to have some purpose.”

On the question of Taiwan, Mr. Kissinger worries that the U.S. and China are maneuvering toward a crisis, and he counsels steadiness on Washington’s part. “The policy that was carried out by both parties has produced and allowed the progress of Taiwan into an autonomous democratic entity and has preserved peace between China and the U.S. for 50 years,” he says. “One should be very careful, therefore, in measures that seem to change the basic structure.”

Mr. Kissinger courted controversy earlier this year by suggesting that incautious policies on the part of the U.S. and NATO may have touched off the crisis in Ukraine. He sees no choice but to take Vladimir Putin’s stated security concerns seriously and believes that it was a mistake for NATO to signal to Ukraine that it might eventually join the alliance: “I thought that Poland—all the traditional Western countries that have been part of Western history—were logical members of NATO,” he says. But Ukraine, in his view, is a collection of territories once appended to Russia, which Russians see as their own, even though “some Ukrainians” do not. Stability would be better served by its acting as a buffer between Russia and the West: “I was in favor of the full independence of Ukraine, but I thought its best role was something like Finland.”

Kissinger: “We are at the edge of war with Russia and China on issues which we partly created, without any concept of how this is going to end or what it’s supposed to lead to.” https://t.co/mytxSajU6Q

— Gal Luft (@GalLuft) August 13, 2022

I don’t know about you, but to me this warning is much, much more ominous coming from a bloodsoaked swamp monster than it would be from some anti-imperialist peace activist who was speaking from outside the belly of the imperial machine. This man is a literal war criminal who, as a leading empire manager, helped to unleash unfathomable horrors all around the world the consequences of which are still being felt today.

And as far as you can tell from his own comments, he remains completely unreformed.

“Looking back over his long and often controversial career, however, he is not given to self-criticism,” The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Secor writes.

“I do not torture myself with things we might have done differently,” Kissinger tells her.

So Kissinger remains an unapologetic warmongering psychopath. But if he hasn’t changed as a person, what has? Why is he now cautioning against US aggression and warning that the empire has taken things too far?

Well, if Kissinger hasn’t changed, we can only surmise that it is the US empire itself that has changed. Its behavior is now so insane and illogical that it is making a 99 year-old Henry Kissinger nervous.

Which, if you really think about it, is one of the scariest things you could possibly imagine.

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The empire’s departure from the Henry Kissinger iteration of murderous madness to its new form of insanity appears to have begun around the turn of the century, when the influx of neoconservatives into the White House combined with the jingoism which followed 9/11 to usher in an era of interventionism and military expansionism of such brazenness and recklessness that many from the old guard balked.

Kissinger was supportive of the 2003 Iraq invasion, but well before it began he was already saying that he had serious misgivings about the lack of clear thinking and forward planning he was seeing on that front. The neoconservative goal of US planetary hegemony at any cost which led to that invasion (and the planning of many more) has since become the mainstream Beltway consensus perspective on US foreign policy, and it is responsible for the escalations that Kissinger is now warning about.

“The PNAC plan envisions a strategic confrontation with China, and a still greater permanent military presence in every corner of the world,” wrote Michael Parenti in his 2004 book Superpatriotism. “The objective is not just power for its own sake but power to control the world’s natural resources and markets, power to privatize and deregulate the economies of every nation in the world, and power to hoist upon the backs of peoples everywhere — including North America — the blessings of an untrammeled global ‘free market.’ The end goal is to ensure not merely the supremacy of global capitalism as such, but the supremacy of American global capitalism by preventing the emergence of any other potentially competing superpower.”

By “PNAC plan” Parenti means the plans of the neoconservatives behind the notorious Project for the New American Century think tank, whose unipolarist militaristic agendas they explicitly advocated.

Henry Kissinger is warning about the dangers of US warmongering not because he has gotten saner, but because the US war machine has gotten crazier. That we are now hurtling toward confrontations that don’t appear rational to someone who has spent the majority of his life watching the mechanics of empire from inside its inner chambers should concern us all. When you are talking about brinkmanship between major world powers, especially nuclear brinkmanship, the last thing you need is for one of the parties involved to be acting erratically and nonsensically.

We need de-escalation and detente, and we need it yesterday. If you’re too hawkish for Henry Kissinger, you’re too motherfucking hawkish.(-Caitlin Johnstone)

FROM THE BELLEY OF THE BEASTS

Sleazegrinder gave me my first Beast disc. Their songs spoke to my very heart, they had obviously had very similar experiences and lifestyles as I did back in my teens and twenties because all their songs reminded me of myself and many of my booze soaked fringe dancing former intimates. Spencer’s solo albums, as well. Tex reminded me of my ferocious partying old friends, Tap (RIP) and Mike L. (RIP) and Mark B. (RIP), he was a raunchy blues beltin’ hard livin’ soulman, probably the best of who’s still left. The Beasts, The Horseheads, and The Comatones were the primary influences of the sleazy bluespunk pregentrified dirty old Boston underground band, The Original Suffering Bastards, even though the magazine critics all compared us to American Heartbreak, D-Generation and The Hangmen. We were deadend kids, we never had no money and all our wouldbe benefactors were just hustling us to get near our desirable old girlfriends or famous friends-they were careerist social climbers wasting my time and lying to my face. It’s so impossibly sad and fuckedup and hard to believe summa the Beasts are already gone and summa my old bandmates, too. It really does all go by in a blurry blaze after you reach a certain age, it seems to accelerate.

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/rent-becoming-crisis-us

Hillary Clinton had emails on server more classified than top secret – CBS News

“Remember when the FBI raided the Clinton residence to  confiscate Hillary ‘s server with top secret documents illegally stored and how the media Alleged that she violated espionage laws?” (-Garland Nixon)

Whistleblowers revealed widespread FBI misconduct ahead of Trump raid | Just The News

“There is also the professional left element which reacts with open glee as the security state runs wild on MAGA, the same way many of them celebrated deaths of unvaccinated right-wing septuagenarians with Covid. The culture wars define their shared identity & trump any principle.” (-Max Blumenthal)

“A shocking new poll finds that 90% of Americans have little to no trust in the mainstream media. I’m not sure why that is but perhaps it’s because they lied us into: Iraq Afghanistan Syria Libya Vietnam Korea Somalia Haiti Guatemala Honduras Chile Ukraine..” (-Lee Camp)

“Today, is the anniversary of President Truman’s obliteration of Hiroshima, a civilian city. The dropping of the atomic bomb was experimental and meant to show the world who was boss. What has changed?” (-John Pilger)

Ray McGovern [and Michael Wong] on the US/Russia/China Triangle and Danger of Nuclear War – Ray McGovern

www.antiwar.com

Ray’s Likely Last (as in ‘Final’) Appearance on SKYNEWS/ Australia – Ray McGovern

They Don’t Want Money, They Want Your Kids — Catherine Austin Fitts (rumble.com)

GRAVEYARD OF EMPTY BOTTLES: REMEMBERING THE CLASSIC DOGS D’AMOUR LINEUP

   Man I’ll never forget the day my old pal, Cowboy Bobby Cloyd (RIP) showed up at my purple apartment with that Mother Love Bone “Shine” cassette-he later had a Columbus band he called Shine, and also, one called the Healers, but so far, no record of their live or studio performances has washed up on youtube. Bobby gifted me with a really nice black cowboy hat that I wore for years and totally wish I still had! He also brought over a bottle of Jack almost every night when I was still too young to buy my own, and The Dogs D’Amour “Dynomite Jet Saloon” on “putrid green vinyl” and wowee we were all so enamored with their songwriting, artwork, clothing, and lyrics, they had the whole thing down, just a raggedy lot of old school rocknroll troubadours a bit like The Faces. The Stones, Hanoi Rocks. My little garagebands covered their songs for years. All our early efforts to write originals were like far less clever imitations of The Dogs! By the time I got out to Hollywood, every blackhaired no hoper from all the smalltowns had already migrated there and formed their own Dogs D’Amour ripoff bands. My ex girlfriend was cohabitating with about ten of ’em. They all mighta dressed and drank like Tyla, but none of ’em had his songwriting ability, nor the musicianship of the Dogs. They were all like boxes of Loreal blue black hair dye and Aqua Net in Lip Service clothing teasing their hair up like Nikki Sixx but their songs were like gangster rap stupid, cause everybody’s hooker/stripper/phone sex operator girlfriends were into NWA and summa those popular on the Sunset Strip one sick posse, metal head, last call hair dudes offered me crack my first night in town. Jo Dog is such a special guitar player, everything he does is brilliant, his artwork is amazing, so is Bam’s. I remember feeling all disgruntled by Tyla’s heavy merchandising back in my teens and twenties because I could never afford his prices or keep up with the onslaught of Dogs goodies. I gave up on collecting his discography when I was about 26-there was just too much and I’m a pauper and once the other Dogs left, I lost all interest, honestly. I don’t know why they all fell out, but it would appear that Tyla kinda likes to keep a tight reign on all his operations, to most of us old Dogs D’Amour diehard fans, the Jet Saloon lineup will always be the one. You know I gotta say, sometimes in my own journeys, I’ve been capable of having too much to drink and sortof injuring myself but I can’t help but have some of that euphoric recall when I think back on the old days that have long since passed. The Dogs D’Amour were always a big part of that. Much more fun. Much more fun. My town cemetery has big signs everywhere, “Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited”.

 As you are now, so once was I…

FI FI FO FUN

Daniel Hale Support Team on Twitter: “Today is Daniel’s thirty-fifth birthday. He said “I don’t know how I’m supposed to feel about turning 35 in here but it sure is something!” We’re sending him photos of supporters wishing him a happy birthday, so drop a selfie in the thread with a message if you’re comfortable! https://t.co/u28tCFHiy3” / Twitter

voicesofconscience.com

OLD VETERAN’S HOME FREAKOUT

    I’ve been out walking in the hot burning sun, my hair’s wet, clothes are, too, had to take the shirt off and put it in the laundry room. It’s hot. Part of the reason so many people get weird and freakout in these desert no man’s lands is because there are so few distractions, you end up back in your own tapes, your old buried trauma, your dog vomit anxieties and bad memories. I am trying to learn how to just let all that pass, burn off in the heat. I was outside last night to photograph the sunset and a poor old geezer from the old folks veterans home on the hill was having a very clearly audible nervous breakdown/standoff with the nurses or jailers or white coats or whatever you wanna call the staff up these. Negligent protocols resulted in a whole shit ton of his former peers dying off in the death plague of two years ago and me, I keep listening to what those dudes at Pfizer and the WEF have to say in their youtube discussions, and am not entirely convinced it ain’t all intentional. I can’t believe the corporate media is really pushing this all day everyday image makeover of the Bush/Cheneys and people are falling for it. Even rightwing Breitbart “news” has made note of how they’ve gone from admitting Dick Cheney was an unfathomable evil ala Darth Vader during the Obama Feelgood Rebrand, but now, they’re trotting all these old generals, spooks, bureaucrats and war criminals back out and giving them airtime to blame it all on fuckin’ Trump. I don’t know why all these deep state goons and spooks would be mad at him-he is all for private plane ownership, inside trading, taking megadonor bribes from Israeli billionaires and the KSA, wars on Russia, China, Iran, and an ever expanding dystopian police state, men in uniform indiscriminately gunning down minorities, feeling up the poor, criminalizing homelessness, stopping and frisking, spying on our emails and dictating our personal choices. Same as Pelosi and company.


Campaign Against Antisemitism on Twitter: “Russell Brand @rustyrockets and Aaron Mate believe that allegations of antisemitism in @UKLabour were merely “insults used to undermine criticism of Israel or destroy Jeremy Corbyn.” https://t.co/Cjwp2yJyCI” / Twitter

“Mike “we lie, we cheat, we steal” Pompeo is being sued for having the CIA spy on Julian Assange and his visitors in the Ecuadorian Embassy.  The CIA is a criminal organization of the highest order.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Expect a swift public rehabilitation of the Espionage Act, previously known as one of the most pernicious laws on the books: used to prosecute Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, Daniel Ellsberg and others. Now it’ll become a benevolent tool of Preserving Democracy™” (-Michael Tracey)

 “Liberals spent the entire Trump administration shrieking about the looming threat of fascism only to wind up cheerleading for the fucking Espionage Act.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“GREAT NEWS! Matt Hoh is back on the NC ballot, giving working people a chance to vote for what our lives depend on – M4A, housing as a human right, an end to endless war & an economy for working families. It’s outrageous Dems tried to deny voters a people-powered choice!” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

“Socialists: “We need healthcare and housing for all in this country.” Liberals: “No, we need the FBI to dig up Trump’s ex-wife because he hid documents in her casket.” If you think Democrats & liberals want to do both you’re not paying attention. It’s Trump, Trump, Trump all the time. And in 10 years when they’ve exhausted that they’ll find a new villain to obfuscate the public with. They will do everything except fight for the change we need.” (-Ryan Knight)

“I’m glad Trump lost because otherwise immigrants would still be mistreated and the Iran deal and Roe v Wade would be dead and he’d probably be driving us toward WW3 by now. That damn fascist would’ve probably even started prosecuting his political enemies under the Espionage Act.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“No they’re not “ leftists”, they’re Democrats. Big difference. Democrats are a right wing , conservative, pro war, pro wall st, anti-worker party that serves the same corporations & billionaires as the Republicans.” (-Jimmy Dore)

youtu.be/35tVOCcnoLY

Caitlin Johnstone: Ukraine Gets CBS to Retract Critical Report – Consortium News

Killing Children in ‘Self Defense’ – Consortium News

WATERBOYS, BOUNTY HUNTERS, JACOBITES, HAWKS, & TENDERHOOKS

By the time I relocated with half my band and a couple girls and my oldest kid to the hardscrabble, blue collar working class big city Dorchester ghetto, times were changing, last real rockstar Andy Wood had died and all that grunge bullshit and gangster rap was coming in. We met a real cool chick who shared our love for the NY Dolls and Dogs Damour and Nick Cave and stuff at a record store where we were consigning a dozen copies of my old fanzine, which was our version of pre internet social networking, how we looked for replacement musicians, met other groups, bitched about the metalheads we thought were fake or stupid, and waxed enthusiastic about the ones we loved. A whole lot like what we do here. I ended up becoming roommates for about four and a half years with the record store chick and she turned me on to so much stuff like those raggle taggle gypsy Waterboys and Snatches Of Pink and New Model Army, Rowland S. Howard and Dylan and beat poets and Kusworth and Sudden. She is always in my heart. Long after I’d fallen out with her boyfriend baby daddy who’d moved in to our apartment, I kept showing up on her front step with a bottle, three sheets to the wind, lookin’ for a home in every face I saw. Once or twice a year on a social occasion to break the ice. I could never completely let go of any of the good ones, she was like my soul sister. I heard she works at a bakery. God bless her. God love her. I sure do. I will always feel like forever in her debt for teaching me about all the bands I just mentioned, The Waterboys “Fisherman’s Blues” and “This Is The Sea” became two of the most important records of my life, and she protected me from her P.C. college chick roommates, and I leaned on her quite a bit when one of my old exes started giving me grief. We stayed up all night talking and drinking these special coffee drinks and listening to “The Big Store.” Those were the days, man!

The Waterboys The Whole Of The Moon : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

The Hawks: Obviously 5 Believers – album review – Punk-Rocker

ORGANIZE RESISTANCE! IT’S UP TO YOU TO PREVENT THE NEW WORLD ORDER! BILLIONAIRE SUPERVILLAINS ARE NOT YOUR SCIENTIFIC SUPER SAVIORS!

“Rule number one in Western media: If it’s bad, Russia and China did it!” (-Danny Haiphong)

“The propaganda machine allows the US empire to not only commit a crime but also justify it and blame it on others.”

ISSUE #95: Empire apologists are acting as if provocation is not a thing. (substack.com)

WEF Wants to Use AI to Automate Censorship of “Disinformation” – Activist Post

Trudeau is Implementing a Federal “Digital Identity Program” – Activist Post

The Psy-Ops of Inflation Reports (theepochtimes.com)

Army Wants “tech that can support and integrate everything from sensors to 5G and augmented reality headsets” for Ground Soldiers – Activist Post

“Beyond Chilling” – Homeland Security Seeks to Share Biometric Databanks With Foreign Countries – Activist Post

New Research Finds CIA Used Black Americans as Drugs Experiment Guinea Pigs (mintpressnews.com)

Intelligence Services Interference in British Democracy, with Kit Klarenberg (mintpressnews.com)

“These are animals, not people”: Zelensky frees convicted child rapists, torturers to reinforce depleted military – The Grayzone

YOU GAZE AT ALL OF THE NEW WAVE BEAUTIES

Another band of quite debonaire scarf wearers that deserved way more fame and fortune than they received were The Hollywood Brats, some of whom later became the Boys. Me and my old crew of rowdy all night wildboy carousers were all quite keen on the champagne and whiskey and always related strongly to them and their dashing dandified peacocking and hilarious good time all the time lyrics. I’m sure you’ve read the book. They were kings of protopunk kings. People always tell me this kinda rocknroll is outta style and that I should start experimenting with A.I. hut two computer muzak, but really this is the only stuff for me. Johnny Thunders used to say, ‘it’s hard to get a guy off Wall Street”, yeah, I can dig that. You should see how hard it is trying to get a guy off Central Park West. Everybody’s hooked to the rah rah war machine propaganda, I can’t live in the Tv world. I really like to get it on, put on a big rock show for the kids. This is really how it’s done, if you ask me. Our way of life.

ROGUE JOURNALIST CAIT JOHNSTONE

There’s a scene in The Usual Suspects where Kevin Spacey tells the fable of the mysterious Keyser Soze and how he became a crime lord.

“One story the guys told me, the story I believe, was from his days in Turkey,” he says. “There was a gang of Hungarians that wanted their own mob. They realized that to be in power, you didn’t need guns or money or even numbers. You just needed the will to do what the other guy wouldn’t.”

Spacey’s character describes the way the Hungarians came after Soze and his family to take over his drug dealing business, but the viciousness with which they did so was no match for the viciousness they are met with.

“Then he showed these men of will what will really was,” Spacey says, describing the way Soze kills his own family and then wipes out the families and friends of the entire Hungarian gang.

And what’s funny is if you carefully watch the way power moves in the world, you will see that this is pretty much how it works. The most vicious among us are elevated to the top, because all our systems are built in a way which elevates viciousness.

The US empire is able to dominate the world exactly because it has “the will to do what the other guy wouldn’t.” Whenever I lay out my evidence that the US is the most tyrannical regime on earth, I’ll get someone conceding that this is true but arguing that the US only behaves that way because it is the most powerful. Any other government with the power of the United States would behave with the same amount of viciousness or worse, they argue.

And I always tell them that they’ve got it exactly backwards. The US isn’t uniquely vicious because it is the world’s most powerful government, the US is the world’s most powerful government because it is uniquely vicious.

The United States put an exclamation point at the end of the second world war by dropping two nuclear bombs on Japan, not because it needed to (it didn’t), but because it wanted to intimidate the Soviet Union. It then immediately launched into a succession of new wars and strategic operations of astonishing viciousness with the goal of eventually becoming the global dominator. It achieved this at the fall of the USSR, after which it immediately instituted a policy of working to ensure that no rival superpowers ever develop and began working toward “full spectrum dominance” of the land, sea, air, and space. All of the major international conflicts of our day are the direct result of these policies.

None of the people driving the imperial power structure which rules over us are in their positions because of their wisdom or kindness. Oligarchs get to the top of their corporate and financial ladders by being willing to step on whoever they need to step on to get ahead. Military strategists get to their positions by demonstrating an aptitude for military domination. Intelligence officials get to their positions because they understand how to facilitate the interests of the oligarchic empire. Politicians get to the top by displaying a willingness to serve imperial power.

And this principle tracks from the top down through the rest of our entire society. The only valuing system we have for human behavior is money, but what human behavior does money value? Competitiveness makes money. War and militarism make money. Ecocide makes money. Sickness makes money. Finite commodities make money. The entanglement of corporate and state power makes money. Propagandizing people into believing they need more than they have makes money.

What doesn’t make money? Kindness. Collaboration. Peace. A thriving biosphere. Health. Psychological well being. Political transparency and integrity. Decisions made to benefit the whole. Sources of energy that can’t be controlled by the powerful. Abundance. People being content with what they have.

Goldman Sachs asks in biotech research report: ‘Is curing patients a sustainable business model?’ https://t.co/My7QSINDHc

— CNBC (@CNBC) April 11, 2018

Money has no wisdom. The “invisible hand” of the free market will never value the better angels of humanity.

Pharmaceutical companies have a vested interest in the valuing of treatments over preventions and cures. The arms industry has a vested interest in inflaming hostilities between nations. Ecocidal industries have a vested interest in ensuring that they remain able to rape and pillage our planet without legal intervention while offloading the cost of the consequences to the public. Monopolistic corporations have a vested interest in intertwining themselves with government power to protect themselves from antitrust cases.

Everything we ache for our world to be — the way we know it ought to be deep down in our heart of hearts — is subverted by the systems we have in place, which are all geared toward taking it in the exact opposite direction.

The world will never know peace as long as war is profitable. The world will never know health as long as sickness is profitable. The ecosystem will never thrive as long as ecocide is profitable. We will remain ruled by tyrants for as long as our systems elevate tyranny.

To have a healthy world, we’re going to need systems in place which elevate health instead of viciousness. Until then the gravitational pull of those systems will continually steer us toward dysfunction. Hoping we can move toward peace and harmony without changing those systems is like stepping off a cliff and hoping you don’t fall.

We need to move from competition-based models to collaboration-based models. Systems which value working in collaboration toward the greater good, both in collaboration with each other and with our ecosystem. Until we do, we’ll fall every time.(-Caitlin Johnstone)

More on Creepy Ring Cameras Data Collection on Owners, Neighbors, and Giving It to Police; “can record audio from 20 feet away” – Activist Post

Ukraine And The New Al Qaeda (unlimitedhangout.com)

Gutter Gospel By General Labor: Cait, Art-Ghetto 80s Goth, Gringo, Wah Wah Hut, Pyramid, Dive, Legere, Shooting Gallery, Pilger, Shipton, Whitney Webb, Wendy Wild, Antoinettes!

“Folks, if you were not diverted by Russiagate BS you might have noticed the scandal of FBI infiltration of Trump campaign & coordination of intelligence agencies to undermine his presidency under guise of protecting the nation. This is nothing new.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“”The persecution of Julian normalizes going after journalists and putting them in prison.” (—Stella Assange)

“The fact Dick fucking Cheney gets over 80k likes means that there are 80k people who are either brain dead or don’t know who Dick Cheney is” (-Whitney Webb)

“In the days when you were hopelessly poor, I just liked you more…” (-Morrissey)

“The FBI murdered Fred Hampton. It infiltrated the Black Panthers and Civil Rights movement. It smeared Malcolm X and told MLK to kill himself. It backed CIA cocaine trafficking into Black communities. It just raided the Uhuru Movement. Jimmy Dore is not your enemy. The FBI is. The FBI and the rest of the trillion dollar military industrial security state has nothing to do with protecting Black leftists or any working class American. It exists to suppress dissent and ruthlessly maintain the empire. It exists to protect the government from its people.” (-The People’s Party)

“Good to see Cleveland Police Foundation board member Nina Turner push back on calls to defund the FBI. If she ever wins an election, she’ll be able to join the rest of the Squad in voting to increase the Bureau’s budget!” (-Max Blumenthal)

“You might be a conservative if…you haven’t been calling to abolish the FBI after what they’ve done to the Panthers, MLK, and Malcolm X.” (-Kim Iverson)

“”Knowledge has always flowed upwards to bishops and kings, not down to serfs and slaves.” (-Julian Assange)

“Every country our Gov’t helps winds up destroyed and in a state of chaos, and our weapons manufacturers always wind up billions richer.” (-Black In The Empire)

“Are you a pretend socialist or do you support the dismantling of the western empire?” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

Twitter outlines its plot to “protect” the US midterm elections from “misinformation” (reclaimthenet.org)

“Incredible. I’ve reported from conflict zones and dictatorships around the world for 18 years and I’ve never been arrested for journalism. And yet it happened to me here in Britain. They confiscated all my devices.” (-Saeed Taj Farouky) Palestine Action on Twitter: “BREAKING: British police arrest an Arab photographer for no reason, outside the occupied ‘Good Packing Company’ who package and transport Israel’s military hardware #ACAB #ShutElbitDown https://t.co/JhIQel2CEB” / Twitter

“I’m out now but they still have my phone and laptop.” (-Saeed Taji Farouky on twitter)

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks founder′s case endangers press freedom, his wife tells DW | News | DW | 11.08.2022

THE GUTTER GOSPEL OUT CROWD DROPOUTS AND DISGUSTEENS WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND REMEMBER GORD LEWIS AND THE FANTASTIC PUNK OF TEENAGE HEAD (RIP)

Gord Lewis dead: Son arrested for murder of Teenage Head guitarist (usatoday.com)

Teenage Head guitarist Gord Lewis found dead; Jonathan Lewis charged with second-degree murder | TheSpec.com

https://nypost.com/2022/08/10/son-of-teenage-head-guitarist-gord-lewis-alerted-media-about-dads-decaying-body-report/

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/he-epitomized-cool-gord-lewis-brother-speaks-on-the-teenage-head-guitarist-s-murder-1.6022348

THE FABULOUS CAIT JOHNSTONE ROGUE JOURNALIST TRUTH TELLER EXTRAORDINAIRE!

Following objections from the Ukrainian government, CBS News has removed a short documentary which had reported concerns from numerous sources that a large amount of the supplies being sent to Ukraine aren’t making it to the front lines.

The Ukrainian government has listed its objections to the report on a government website, naming Ukrainian officials who objected to it and explaining why each of the CBS news sources it dislikes should be discounted. After the report was taken down and the Twitter post about it removed, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said this was a good start but still not enough.

“Welcome first step, but it is not enough,” Kuleba tweeted. “You have misled a huge audience by sharing unsubstantiated claims and damaging trust in supplies of vital military aid to a nation resisting aggression and genocide. There should be an internal investigation into who enabled this and why.”

CBS Removes Documentary on Ukraine Military Aid After Pressure from Ukrainian Government#Ukraine‘s FM called for investigation into the documentary, which found that most military aid wasn’t making it to the frontlines
by Dave DeCamp@DecampDave #cbsnews https://t.co/SZWXdeNyRf pic.twitter.com/zE3fdNDNLA

— Antiwar.com (@Antiwarcom) August 8, 2022

The CBS News article about the documentary was renamed, from “Why military aid to Ukraine doesn’t always get to the front lines: ‘Like 30% of it reaches its final destination’” to the far milder “Why military aid in Ukraine may not always get to the front lines.” An editor’s note on the new version of the article explicitly admits to taking advisement on its changes from the Ukrainian government, reading as follows:

This article has been updated to reflect changes since the CBS Reports documentary ‘Arming Ukraine’ was filmed, and the documentary is also being updated. Jonas Ohman says the delivery has significantly improved since filming with CBS in late April. The government of Ukraine notes that U.S. defense attaché Brigadier General Garrick M. Harmon arrived in Kyiv in August 2022 for arms control and monitoring.”

CBS News does not say why it has taken so long for this report to come out, why it didn’t check to see if anything had changed in the last few months during a rapidly unfolding war before releasing its report, or why it felt its claims were good enough to air before Kyiv raised its objections but not after.

Someone uploaded the old version of the documentary on YouTube here, or you can watch it on Bitchute here if that one gets taken down. It was supportive of Ukraine and very oppositional to Russia, and simply featured a number of sources saying they had reason to believe a lot of the military supplies being sent to Ukraine aren’t getting where they’re supposed to go.

The original article quotes the aforementioned Jonas Ohman as follows:

“All of this stuff goes across the border, and then something happens, kind of like 30% of it reaches its final destination,” said Jonas Ohman, founder and CEO of Blue-Yellow, a Lithuania-based organization that has been meeting with and supplying frontline units with military aid in Ukraine since the start of the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in 2014.

“30-40%, that’s my estimation,” he said in April of this year.

“The US has sent tens of thousands of anti-aircraft and anti-armor systems, artillery rounds, hundreds of artillery systems, Switchblade armored drones, and tens of millions of rounds of small arms ammunition,” CBS’s Adam Yamaguchi tells us at 14:15 of the documentary. “But in a conflict where frontlines are scattered and conditions change without warning, not all of those supplies reach their destination. Some also reported weapons are being hoarded, or worse fear that they are disappearing into the black market, an industry that has thrived under corruption in post-Soviet Ukraine.”

“I can tell you unarguably that on the frontline units these things are not getting there,” the Mozart Group‘s Andy Milburn tells Yamaguchi at 17:40. “Drones, Switchblades, IFAKs. They’re not, alright. Body armor, helmets, you name it.”

“Is it safe to characterize this as a little bit of a black hole?” Yamaguchi asked him, perhaps in reference to an April report from CNN whose source said the equipment that’s being sent “drops into a big black hole, and you have almost no sense of it at all after a short period of time.”

“I suppose if you don’t have visibility of where this stuff is going, and if you’re asking that question, then it would appear that it’s a black hole, yeah,” Milburn replied.

“We don’t know,” Amnesty International’s Donatella Rovera tells Yamaguchi at 18:45 when asked if it’s known where the weapons being sent to Ukraine are going.

“There is really no information as to where they’re going at all,” Rovera says. “What is more worrying is that at least some of the countries that are sending weapons do not seem to think that it is their responsibility to put in place a very robust oversight mechanism to ensure that they know how they’re being used today, but also how they might and will be used tomorrow.”

Don’t worry, @CBSNews, I saved it for you. https://t.co/XIUkXjqMSw pic.twitter.com/wbe0fdngJH

— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) August 8, 2022

A news outlet pulling a report because their own government didn’t like it would be a scandalous breach of journalistic ethics. A news outlet pulling a report because a foreign government didn’t like it is even more so.

We’ve already seen that the western media will uncritically report literally any claim made by the government of Ukraine in bizarre instances like the recent report that Russia was firing rockets at a nuclear power plant it had already captured, or its regurgitation of claims that Russians are raping babies to death from a Ukrainian official who ended up getting fired for promoting unevidenced claims about rape. Now not only will western media outlets uncritically report any claim the Ukrainian government makes, they will also retract claims of their own when the Ukrainian government tells them to.

It’s not just commentators like me who see the western press as propagandists: that’s how they see themselves. If you think it’s your job to always report information that helps one side of a war and always omit any information which might hinder it, then you have given yourself the role of propagandist. You might not call yourself that, but that’s what you are by any reasonable definition of that word.

And a great many western Zelenskyites honestly see this as the media’s role as well. They’ll angrily condemn anyone who inserts skepticism of the US empire’s narratives about Ukraine into mainstream consciousness, but then they’ll also yell at you if you say we’re not being told the truth about Ukraine. They demand to be lied to, and call you a liar if you say that means we’re being lied to.

“Russian Propaganda” Just Means Disobedience

Empire apologists are raging at @amnesty for pausing its aggressive facilitation of western imperialism to issue one brief criticism of the way Ukrainian forces have been endangering civilian lives.https://t.co/puddbmoiu5

— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) August 6, 2022

You can’t have it both ways. Either you want the mass media to serve as war propagandists or you want them to tell the truth. You cannot hold both of those positions simultaneously. They are mutually exclusive. And many actually want the former.

This can’t lead anywhere good.FREE JULIAN!

Not all of us are gentrified or assimilated cogs of the Bad Machine. I do not have to agree with you about your preferred oligarch candidate to support your right to ask questions, contest election results, protest media lies and the growing tech surveillance dystopian police state, and/or demonstrate against these fuckedup forever wars based on fabrications and provocations. If the whole thing was not a secret society and deep state rigged sham, don’t you think even one politician would be loudly advocating for our right to privacy as promised in the Fourth Amendment, freedom of assembly, free speech, and freedom of the press? Why does every mass media warpig platform keep bleating on and on about torture lobbyist Lyn Cheney (D), or her waterboarding war criminal father who killed millions of innocent Iraqis for Halliburton and Carlyle Group profits, and their obscenely crooked opinions? Most Murkkkans believe that first Bush selection was a deep state fix is in operation. Many recognize the matter of fact irrefutable, proven in court, on the record, hard awful truth that Clinton and Wassermans Scholtz, Podesta, and company rigged primaries against Bernie and then, did it again when they ran 22 establishment candidates against his tax the rich platform and spent a Billion Bloomberg Bucks running against him, but then, mysteriously, Sanders and Turner and Gabbard all GOT IN LINE endorsing longtime conservative bureaucrat Gropey Joe and expanding the domestic police state and funding needless wars. It was never just Republikkkans suspicious of the election count. Now, every three days media tells us what failed comic actor Zelensky is demanding-more weapons, more billions, no reporting about what’s happening on the ground. I do not remember voting for Zelensky-do you? Why does he get 8 billion every five days, but we no ones get ripped off at the gas pump and grocery store, jackedup rents, kkkops shooting black folks in the back, and super inflation all blamed on Trump or Putin. If this country’s real rulers gave a fuck about human rights, they would not be bombing all these human beings, mass incarcertaing black people, overthrowing our neighbors, or paying proxy armies to do their dirty work, or enabling, hell, super funding (!!!) Israel and the KSA to commit atrocities. No wonder these imperialist liars and think tanks and weapons companies and their compromised phonies like AOC and Sanders won’t FIGHT TO FREE ASSANGE! Dick Cheney’s mercenary Blackwater contractors may have started the fires in Cuba for all we know. They’ve tried to kill the Cuban revolution for what, sixty years? Paid a nazi to track down Che, cut off his hands, call that freedom. They keep trying to overthrow Venezuela, also. They want to replace their sovereign leaders with Klaus Schwab future leaders cult puppets. That’s not democracy, children.

Opinion | While Cuba Deals with Blazing Fire, the U.S. Heartlessly Watches and Waits | Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (commondreams.org)

Medea Benjamin on Twitter: ““What is wrong with the f#cking Israelis?” Good question @rogerwaters asks as he breaks down and cries, reading a quote from a Palestinian boy afraid of being blown to pieces by an Israeli bomb. @codepink” / Twitter

Long USA wars channel cash to transnational security elites – (fpmag.net)

New footage of a US military convoy smuggling stolen oil out of Raqqah, Syria. The US army has been consistently looting the country’s oil and smuggling it into their Iraq bases. Washington steals over 80 percent of Syria’s oil output per day MORE http://thecradle.co/Article/News/1

“Marjorie Taylor Greene is a fascist white supremacist who ran with a campaign ad shooting the word socialism. No one on the left should ever praise this fascist. When she criticizes the FBI, it’s for opportunistic partisan reasons. She would love to use the FBI to crush the left.” (-Benjamin Norton)

https://www.youtube.com/richardmedhurst

SISTERS OF MERCY

The only drummers in our town were deep suburbia rich people in bed with musclebound jock abusers, playing Zeppelin and Priest covers, so my misfit cretin friends and I started out making really crap cassette tape demos with garbage drum machines from Sears and me singing through a bass amplifier. We were not Suicide or the Mary Chain, but we were learning how to write real songs. It was a big break through, when we started adding in a break, or middle eight, “third part”. My heavy metal guy who now lives uptown on Central Park West was good at that. I eventually, determinedly, stole my other, older guitar player from a smalltime D.I.Y. goth trio after the Pet Shop Boys keyboardist in the long trench coat went away to sportsfan college and the brooding and depressed Skinny Puppy influenced lead singer became a gravedigger in Indiana for awhile before resettling into real estate in Arizona. They were a good little band, creative, completely D.I.Y. and doing it with the most primitive of instruments. You don’t see that enough, anymore. I think he was hesitant to join forces with me at first, because I was not a conventionally good looking guy, like all his other collaborators, I lived in the bushes and an unheated attic and still had these ridiculous bug scientist glasses. I was a controversial, supposedly disruptive, smalltown hated Frankenstein’s monster into Duran Duran and Prince and Van Halen. We were anti-social, unaffiliated, unassimilated, free thinking outcasts. We did some Gun Club covers, me and that character, with our amateur hour early garage bands, but never graduated into the kind of darkly polished goth grandiosity I always aspired to, best personified by Bauhaus and Sisters Of Mercy. It’s said that Jeffrey Lee Pierce hated Andrew, and I get why, he had secured the big Jim Steinman production budget and got to make big epic Blade Runner videos and Patricia joined ’em. Me, I could only ever dream of receiving a Gun Club production budget. Heh! Most of my music is only on cassettes-recorded badly in echo-y kitchens, bathrooms, and dark basements on broken boom boxes. I could write a whole book about my many goth girlfriends and our struggles and adventures and fleeting moments of ecstatic bliss in the eighties, and in fact I did. Probably about three of ’em, but so many of my other friends have slick professional careers, family, mental illness issues, so it’s still too soon to publish that stuff, discretion being the better part of valor and all, but yeah, I love Sisters Of Mercy, never stopped listening to them, really. We would have liked to have gone to the Batcave with Flesh For Lulu, or been New Romantics at the Blitz, but we were born in the wrong place at the wrong time, and the closest we could come to having any fun was by wearing bad makeup and convening in a poorly heated basement apartment in a stinky building full of crazy poor people-hookers and pimpswho eventually burned the place down, and making tapes for girls of Arcadia, Joy Division, The Cure, and Mary Chain songs. We were poor white trash in a really repressive tank plant town. Targeted ceaselessly by juvie authorities, overzealous dress code enforcers, ignorant conformists and savagely homophobic rightwing brutes. The biggest sport in the Midwest is not college football or professional wrestling, it’s always been, yelling abuse at goth kids. Even when those atrocious nu metal idiots who love Korn and Hot Topic Marilyn Manson emo kids started kindof ruining the romantic subculture with their cheap and tawdry affectations, the stupid as fuck fratboys and Nascar idiots and Slim Shady honky drug dealer wannabes never stopped enjoying Middle Murkkka’s Favorite Pastime, Yelling Dumb Insults At Smaller Strangers Who Look Different, and now, it’s all been ransacked by manufactured Lady Gaga illuminati horror story slut puppets. I wanted to become a suave crooner ala Nick Cave or Andrew Eldritch, but at that time I was still more like a kooky Alien Sex Fiend/Specimen weirdo-reject. My girlfriend back when I was I dunno 17-ish really was like a the character Wynona Ryder played in Beetlejuice, she was a real highbrow intellectual bookreader who eschewed the daylight and only came out at night and had all the usual gothic obsessions. From Diamanda Galas and Psychic Tv, to Skinny Puppy and Roman Polanski movies. We mighta stayed together had I not been such a buckwild, hard partying, hedonist hellraiser back then. She was real cool. She had a black bedroom, not just dark but actually painted black, her mom and I became close for many years even after her daughter had moved on beyond me, she and I stayed in touch and I still have love for the both of them. I’m not one who really believes in past lives or anything but I always felt an abiding connection to them. I took it as a HIGH COMPLIMENT when idiot assholes my former friends now associate with would yell, “Look! It’s Sisters Of Mercy!” at me and my super cool deathrock girlfriend when we tried to go the record store in the mall together. What morons they were, and probably still are. No one ever changes from back there, they just jump on this week’s fad train-is it video game, Spice Girls, “Friends”, white rappers, commercial country, Skrillex, The(fraud) Squad TM, “Jersey Shore”, Spencer and Heidi from the Hills, the Tide pod deaths or fucking evil coven cultist Kardashians, Lil Nas X, Foo Fighters, Lyn Cheney (D), Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Dr. Fauchi, Nikki Minaj, Russiagate, whatever this week’s fad or media prescribed celebrity is. All those loathsome gamer dorks worshipping Elon Musk. All those sad girls slavishly emulating Miley Cyrus or Bella Hadid. They mainly chase fads and worship celebrities. Right now, it’s all “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul”. I’m not that into the glamourization or glorification of violent drug dealers, OR the DEA, I’ve just seen the corrupt and racist drug wars destroy so many people’s families. In this country, rich people with access to drugs are edgy hipster celebrities. poor people with access to drugs are scary bad criminals who should be killed by men in uniform or go to jail. It’s all fuckedup. Remember when Peter Murphy got busted in Potlandia and all the squares acted so SHOCKED and AGHAST that a famous post punk performer would ever dare to alter his consciousness recreationally with officially prohibited substances?? I detest yuppies who make believe they’re all Lou Reed hipster beat cool, but character assassinate people for doing drugs. This whole society runs on drugs. Look at your own medicine cabinet, motherfucker. Handsome Dick thinks booze aint a drug. Ha. How come boomers never hear anything about gigantic class action settlements awarded to people all the time when Johnson & Johnson or Bayer/Monsatan poisons folk,s or big pharma gives illegal kickbacks to doctors to overprescribe for Sackler profits and shit? Then they use that as justification for UNDER prescribing medications to people with legit pain and suffering, it’s all fucked, all corrupt, all upside down and all for profit and or black ops, and no I’m not really taking any advice from Dr. Phil or Dr. Drew or Dr. Oz or Dr. Jill Biden. I do like “Doctor Doctor” by the Thompson Twins. Doktor Jeep Plays On…I don’t know if anybody will create a monumental masterpiece as perfect as “Vision Thing” co starring Tony James the Space Boss ever again, but I still listen to Sisters Of Mercy, for medicinal purposes mostly. And flagrantly without a prescription.

The Sisters Of Mercy Homepage (the-sisters-of-mercy.com)

EPSTEIN DID NOT KILL HIMSELF!

“More proof that “globalist” doesn’t mean anything and is just a right-wing buzzword Viktor Orbán, the far-right leader of Hungary (member of imperialist NATO/EU) gave a speech in the imperialist US condemning “globalists,” while surrounded by warmongering neocon US imperialists” (-Benjamin Norton)4108

“What are the differences between Mark Zuckerberg and me? I give private information on corporations to you for free, and I’m a villain. Zuckerberg gives your private information to corporations for money and he’s Man of the Year.” (-Julian Assange)

What Does Ghislaine Maxwell Know About Jeffrey Epstein’s John Does? (lamag.com)

https://rokfin.com/post/95602/One-Nation-Under-Blackmail

THE BIG 5 PROPAGANDA PULPITS PAY MILLIONS TO KNOWN LIARS, DEMONIZE REAL ON THE GROUND INDIE JOURNALISTS.

“The government giving handouts to for-profit real estate developers to build so-called “affordable housing” [that’s not actually affordable at all] is NEVER going to end homelessness. We need a housing first solution, which means providing unconditional public housing.” (-Ryan Knight)

“I don’t want self-driving cars and trips to Mars, I want a planet where we don’t get headlines like “all the rain is now toxic” (-Joshua Potash Read Wobblies and Zapatistas)

“The internet, our greatest tool of emancipation, has been transformed into the most dangerous facilitator of totalitarianism we have ever seen. The internet is a threat to human civilization.” (-Julian Assange)

“REMINDER: The FBI murdered Fred Hampton. They are not our friends.” (-BlackBernieBabe on twitter)

“Democrats somehow still being shocked to find Roger Waters is to their left is always every bit as funny as Republicans doing it with Rage Against The Machine…” (-Weston Pagano)

VOTE BLUE NO MATTER WHO SHITLIBS GO FUCK YOURSELF!

“We’re being taken for a ride. We’re being totally looted by a bunch of people who fuck kids”. (- Whitney Webb discussing the manufactured economic crises that enrich the oligarchs.)

“BREAKING: A federal judge just ordered the NC State Board of Elections to place the Green Party and our campaign on the ballot. We won against the Democratic Party establishment’s scheme to sabotage our campaign for working people. Now let’s win this race and make history!” (-Matthew Hoh For Senate)

“The last thing the rulers want is a united country, because we might all unite against them” (-Black In The Empire)

Shared post – Why Kim Iversen Is No Longer On The Hill’s Rising (locals.com)

Stella Assange on life with and without Julian: ‘I thought, this guy needs all the help he can get’ (telegraph.co.uk)

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/08/08/sinema-received-over-500k-private-equity-shielding-industry-tax-hikes

Pentagon Contractors in Afghanistan Pocketed $108 Billion Over 20 Years (commondreams.org)

70+ Economists Say US Must Return $7 Billion Stolen From Afghan People (commondreams.org)

Ickonic on Twitter: “In episode 4 of InnerViews, Sean Stone sits down with Whitney Webb to discuss a range of topics from the 2008 financial crisis to her take on Epstein. Stream the full episode now exclusively at https://t.co/cvvIalKbTp #Ickonic #InnerViews #SeanStone #News #WhitneyWebb https://t.co/SnTiWTr3A1” / Twitter

Live w/ Whitney Webb Talking Maxwell Epstein & More! 8/10/22 | Rokfin

WENDY WILD, THE DIVE, KING TUT’S, ANTOINETTES, JICKETS, FLESHTONES

I was always into rocknroll-The Monkees, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Iggy, Bowie, Alice, Pistols, Go- Go’s, Pretenders…from a young age. My early role models were the Fonz, Dr. Johnny Fever, Stiv Bators, and Peter Zaremba. Then, I saw the Surfers at Dancetera while tripping-Gibby blew my mind. I tried to bring that libertine bohemian spirit with me back to the football hellhole of the Midwest where they manufacture the fuckedup fratboys, but needless to say, they are still not ready to let their hair down and dance around the fire-they are idiots. Every generation says it– that the Golden Days have already been and gone, but yeah, by the time D-Generation were doing their big Coney Island High nightclub, I was sortof over it, the trust funders and deep pocketed millionaire kid forces of gentrification moving in and ruining my East Village, as McDonna once sang, “This Used To Be My Playground”. I used to drink underage in every bar in NYC, only started getting I.D.’d everywhere I went in like, grunge/alternative sucksass 1995. My exultant merriment was happening in bars like King Tut’s, Danceteria, Robots, Downtown Beirut and the Pyramid Club way back in 1984-1986. Wendy fucking Wild ruled my world. I saw The Antoinettes while tripping on acid! If you wanna know about what The Scene was like back then, read that book about The Fleshtones, “SWEAT”! That Love Delegation LP was a real driving force in my life. I was good friends with Larry Lame’ and Chet Grant from the Jickets as a 14 and 15 year old runaway living on Rivington Street. I did not like the nerdy keyboardist, Sid, because my beautiful older girlfriend started dating him at some point and I kinda distanced myself from Petey also just outta guilt by association. We used to see ’em play at the after hours bar Neither/Nor. We hungout at the Dive alot. It’s crazee to me how those wild, wild days and nights are gone forever. So many people I knew and loved are already long gone.

https://youtu.be/82OUkQcrYnI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6UPKnPg3Bg

https://youtu.be/VezFhcdAAo0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22GXqWQ84oo

https://youtu.be/6jvAbLkEc0M

The Fleshtones – Live 1983 Glasgow, Scotland (Full show) – YouTube

I was friends with Phoebe in my long lost youth and interviewed her in her hotel room bed for my old cable access tv show. She’s one of our greatest geniuses. Always encouraged me and made me feel good about myself, I will always love her.

Things were a lot more fun back then. I used to run around with Spacely as a kid. He dated a chick named Lily and I dated her friend. He taught me how to shoplift.

I never saw Thunders with Billy Rath-only with Tony Coiro Heartbreakers reunions and the Oddballs. Red Spot was a real cool one, me n Thunders had a moment. I did not feel like he liked me, but I’d stolen his hairdo off the cover of “Night Of The Living Dolls”!

When Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party Brought Klaus Nomi, Blondie & Basquiat to Public Access TV (1978-82) | Open Culture

THE RAT

Boys from Nowhere: The Story of Boston’s Garage Punk Uprising | Film Threat

I never saw this dude’s movie but I lived it and sortof knew Mitch and Mr. Butch from the Rat, and Monoman and Willie Loco and Minehan and Whitfield and Dando a little from my record store jobs. Parcellin memorably compared my singing to John Felice, and Tom Shannon has said his song, “My Friends” was about me and Alpo from Real Kids.

Cheater Slicks – Don’t Like You (Full Album) – YouTube

The Corner Man (Lyrics) Barrence Whitfield & The Savages – YouTube

WAR ON JOURNALISTS AND WHISTLE BLOWERS WHILE PIG-MEDIA MANUFACTURES CONSENT FOR WAR & FASCISM

Kim Iversen (@KimIversenShow) / Twitter

Millionaire media whores paid to pen excited headlines about the latest Jeff Bezos mega yacht or Elon Musk space ship to Mars fantasies or Bill Gates opinions. Orange Man Bad tweeting AOC’s many millions of fawning wish they were her boyfriends. Middle class gender fixaters actually spending money on Hillary Clinton’s boastful merchandise bragging proudly about how she got away with all that murder of Libya, while they try to bust Trump for a protest at the Capital…and gender worshippers reveling in her secondhand glorying. Horrific.

 We live in a country that’s so media ruled, they get people crying and fretting, and shitting themselves over bawdy talk, blue language, black comedians who are never supposedly P.C. woke enough, or even about actual real doctors, or members of our permanent ruling class, saying the latest advertising slogans are phony, but mass murder? Totally okeydokey with the haves on the hill, and the got mines, and Amazon shoppers, s’long as the correct party, They/Them, Blue No Matter Who, is in office; or the hasbeen wish they were still relevant, desperate for some airtime celebrities are rolled out, to promote a certain flag. That’s some insane shit. 

   I guess I first saw the tendency of people to wanna go along to get along, or go with the flow, or say anything to fit in with the mad herd and powers that be, by pretending to believe the dummy bully culture, all the way back in middle school, when I contradicted the wrestling coach and his nakedly racist version of Murkkkan history and he grabbed me by my little bony arm, repeatedly-probably at least three different times, dragging me to the back of the classroom and put me in the closet as a “let that be a lesson to the rest of you” example to my classmates. Of course, those rich jock preppie motherfuckers were thrilled to see a “wimp” and “fag” and bigmouthed “nerd” like me being shutdown and silenced by the musclebound rightwing wrestling coach. They loved that shit. The sports moms on the corner, too. They’d see me bleeding from my palms, elbows and knees, after getting knocked off my girl’s bicycle by their son’s basketball playing friends and yell at me to go home, as if my blood was soiling their precious end of the street. When I foolishly revisited a bigger city of that state after spending considerable time on both coasts, I did not expect to be hassled again in the godawful grunge/alternative era by some locals-only, uncool jock, music scene infiltrating social hierarchy, but that’s exactly what happened. I was tight friends with a famous local promotor-singer-disc jockey, who put a scuzzy bar on the map by booking cool underground and indie bands from bigger cities, but when he left town to take a bigger job, the local gentry who took over his former duties were an uptight dick clique, a real bitchy, territorial pissing, private school circle of rich kids, and man, they were some ruthless bullying fratboy fascists, fatcats, wannabe drug dealer, or mobster types. You can see ’em all on social media podcasting about their three years of being grunge famous, back in the nineties-they were mostly all rich fucking kids and have since gone to business school and shit, residing in their family mansions, all of ’em wearing these ridiculous capitalist outfits. Navy blue country club blazers and khaki pants, glasses and dumb haircuts. Talking all corporate lawyerly. And just like in eighties honky-suburbia, they had these overindulgent mothers helping them crowd out undesirables, and groom any temporary potential targets that appealed to the fortunate sons. I was shocked by all that, but then, one day, I saw the nice guy bartender drummer get in line, then, the seemingly benevolent Cheap Trick record store nerd, and just like that, one by one, all the once friendly followers, who wanted to climb some perpetual middle school social pyramid, they all started adopting a bullshit, transparent, mostly fabricated, good guys/bad guys narrative. Good guys, in their version, were the rich drug dealers and popular abusers who ran the scene, the bad guys, according to them, were of course, the misfits and dropouts with face tattoos who hung out at the dirty divebar down the street. It was quite the opposite really, but I was watching people fall for it, fall in line. 

   Then, 9/11 went down-a goofy dude I worked in a hot kitchen with was a jam band pothead, you know a Midwest Bob Marley “Legend” boxset, freshman college kid, faux hippie, after seeing the footage of the towers collapsing in NYC one million times on tv, and listening to all the rah-rah Rush Limbaugh and Bill Cunningham pro war talk radio bullshit, this dumb kid in the tie-dye with the longhair enlisted to go kill “those Muslims” who he believed were to blame for the asbestos towers crashing to the ground, he never heard nothing about Cheney and Norad, Israeli art students, Marvin Bush, Lucky Silverstein’s insurance policy, Prince Bandar Bush, the missing trillions Rumsfeld speech the day before, or Building #7 being “pulled” cause no plane ever hit it. I started to observe humans getting in line with whoever they thought could provide them with some kinda easy job, or party invitations, overnight ticket to local stardom, name on the guest-list, whatever. No matter how evil, no matter how corrupt. Nobody read books, nobody hung around together listening to records anymore, they all got the cellphones and started watching the lifestyle programming and boyband/lapdancer videos that replaced real music in the Carson Dailey era. I could not be party to any of that bullshit, so I had to withdraw into my private world seclusion of old cassettes and stacks of books. Then after losing a shitty restaurant job, I was forced to sell most of my books and records to the smirking inheritance gloater at the hipster record store for pennies, but it was not enough to keep the lights on for very long. I was forced out. I kinda became a migrant worker, had to go where there was work. They piss tested me at the hometown bowling alley for a pizzamaker job and I commenced a very long and grueling career as a dishwasher and pizzamaker for a town full of redneck Republikkans and crazy predator crackheads, and knew I would have to leave that part of the country. I would never fit in with the frat boys, nor did I crave their acceptance like so many of my groveling former peers who would do stupid human tricks for permission to drink Jager bombs with the assholes at the sports bar. They really seemed like cattle, cows for the slaughter. Just sadly oblivious. I did not want to become them. I wanted to flee back to the eighties Pyramid Club, all day-glo garage rock, paisley underground pop songs, Blue Whales and jangly jewelry with Wendy Wild, the Antoninette’s, or the Fleshtones….but all that was being erased by the billionaires and social engineers, too-or hijacked and co-opted for their bizarre Gates Reset agendas, where it was a lot less fun, cause I always kinda rejected all dresscodes and B-52’s wigs were becoming like, Netflix mandatory in certain zipcodes. Huh? What? Confusion was the new weapon of the ruling elite-anything that sparkled spontaneously, or united people from various tribes, or represented any kinda traditional subculture rebellion, was being mass-marketed and weaponized against us. Instead of do your own thing, it was all about conform and obey and change your way of talking, alter your way of living, you were supposed to only “identify” as this or that, or with that or this corporate vetted preassigned celebrity, and stay home and watch tv, and live vicariously, second hand ,through the ludicrous notion of these supposedly “self-made” (har har har) idle heiress, rich people getting plastic surgeries and buying things, being so bitchen and admiration worthy, that was supposed to be one’s self-empowering “identity”. Tik Tok’ing. And that was all coming from the media programmed faux left. Gentrification, they called it. Be rich, or get out. I got out. As a wiseman named Useless Bastard used to say, “Fuck Those People. Nobody Cares. Nobody Remembers”. He was so right-on. People I thought I knew, were suddenly all thumbs up, A-okay with drones, torture, mass murder, so called pre-emptive wars, mercenary armies, mass warrantless wiretaps, and TSA granny gropers in our airports fondling their loved one’s body parts. AND SCARED TO SAY OTHERWISE! Just worry about enforcing preferred pro nouns on the Twitters, getting your stickers for getting your third boosters, single mindedly gender-identifying, and waving flags for Ukraine, because nothing else matters. They never stopped thanking Obama. I think of them as “Thank-Obamas”, that seems to be all they are capable of doing now-that is their college graduated critical thinking: “Orange Man Bad”. Yes, yes, we know that…you said that, already…and of course finding extra additional new ways of punishing that scary and dastardly and unforgivable ULTRA SUPER VILLAIN the Q-Shaman! “Thanks Obama! FOR KEEPIN’ IT CLASSY! He ALWAYS walks behind CHELLE! BRING BACK OUR GIRLS! LADIES FIRST!” CLASSY! CLASSY! CLASSY. “Keepin’ it classy!” Ya know that’s the real issue here, people been media conditioned to uncritically worship rich people. Class.

Even droners and torturers, people who spy on their phonecalls, fondle their family, rig primaries, outlaw protest, censor the internet, laugh about toppling Libya and assassinating their leader, or who continue to unapologetically lie them into ever more endless wars. As long as they say they like Beyonce. Ellen “being nice” to George Bush. Vanity Fair photographers taking glamour shots of W at a make believe ranch in a cos-play cowboy hat, like he is anything more than a deep state fratboy fortunate son. Condoleeza on 30 Rock. Dick Cheney on commercials. Nobody Cares, Nobody Remembers.

CBS deletes documentary promo on corrupt Ukraine military aid after US gov’t pressure – The Grayzone

John Shipton’s desperate bid to bring Julian Assange home (smh.com.au)

“You can either be informed and your own rulers, or you can be ignorant and have someone else, who is not ignorant, rule over you.” (-Julian Assange)

ESSAY: Women in Prison: How We Are, Assata Shakur, 1978 | Black Agenda Report

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

Dozens Of Whole Foods Stores Allow Customers To Pay With Palm Print Biometric Data | ZeroHedge

“Reality is an aspect of property. It must be seized. And investigative journalism is the noble art of seizing reality back from the powerful.” (-Julian Assange)

Nancy Pelosi, White Supremacy, and China | Black Agenda Report

For the American Empire, Hypocrisy and War Go Hand in Hand | Black Agenda Report

Crazy Like a Woodfox | Black Agenda Report

Hamilton murder victim believed to be Teenage Head guitarist Gord Lewis – YouTube

“Our Gov’t lied about and hid what was really happening on the ground in Afghanistan for 20 years The lies they are telling us now about what’s really happening on the ground in Ukraine are already falling apart now.” 

(-Black In The Empire)

“There is something surreal, or perhaps psychotic about this position coming from a U.S. official from what is clearly a failed democracy controlled by capitalist oligarchs. Hey Blinken, here is a tip. Build a democracy in the U.S. before commenting democracy anywhere.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“The FBI terrorized striking workers throughout the early 20th century. The FBI waged war on the Black Panther Party, killing and imprisoning its leaders. Why would I trust the FBI to bring justice to anyone, let alone Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? (-Danny Haiphong)

“Many journalists now are no more than channelers and echoers of what Orwell called the official truth. They simply cipher and transmit lies. It really grieves me that so many of my fellow journalists can be so manipulated that they become really what the French describe as functionaires, functionaries, not journalists.” (-John Pilger)

“A bunch of neoconservative hawks at right-wing Washington, DC-based think tank CSIS (which is funded by the US, more Western governments and the weapons industry) are sitting around drinking coffee and playing board games to plan how they can wage war on China and colonize Taiwan”. (-Benjamin Norton)

“CBS: Here’s an investigative report on how only 30% of the weapons we’re sending to Ukraine are getting to the frontline! Ukrainian government: No. Take it down. CBS: Okay sorry. If you think it’s your job to always report information that helps one side of a war and omit information which hinders it, then you have given yourself the role of propagandist. You might not call yourself that, but that’s what you are by any reasonable definition of that word. And western Zelenskyites see this as the media’s role as well. They’ll angrily decry anyone who inserts skepticism of the US empire’s narratives about Ukraine into mainstream consciousness, but then they’ll also yell at you if you say we’re not being told the truth about Ukraine.You can’t have it both ways. Either you want the mass media to serve as war propagandists or you want them to tell the truth. You cannot hold both of those positions simultaneously. They are mutually exclusive. And many actually want the former.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Russia and China to the United States: We want peace and cooperation. The United States: No thanks. We want to make billions in profits on war with each of you. Mainstream media: Russia and China are being aggressive!” (-Danny Haiphong)

Bloodthirsty neoconservative Republican US Senator Ted Cruz threatens democratically elected left-wing leaders in Latin America and elsewhere: “Any leftist leader who chooses socialism will be held accountable by the United States” A mafia-style threat from the global dictator. (-Benjamin Norton)

“Roger Waters was right. Joe Biden is a war criminal.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Conspiracy theorists” and “anti vaxxers” have been howling about inflated Covid death tolls for two years. Now that massive capital has been extracted and unprecedented control has been exerted, corporate media can acknowledge the facts too. (-Max Blumenthal)

9News Perth on Twitter: “We have a Covid bombshell tonight with figures revealing the true number of deaths is much lower than feared. Just 10 per cent of WA lives claimed have been from the virus alone. @lourennie9 #9News”We have a Covid bombshell tonight with figures revealing the true number of deaths is much lower than feared. Just 10 per cent of WA lives claimed have been from the virus alone. @lourennie9 #9Newstwitter.com

Gates calls social credit scores an ‘asset’ — are they coming to the US? – Rebel News

CBS Wanted To Do Critical Reporting On Ukraine’s Government But Ukraine’s Government Said No (substack.com)

“1. Zelensky closes all opposition media in Ukraine.  2. Biden Institutes massive media censorship in US 3. Zelensky arrests leading political opposition leader 4. Biden FBI attacks leading political opposition leader in US. Like Puppet, Like Puppet master.” (-Garland Nixon)

Glenn Greenwald on Twitter: “Here’s last night’s Fox segment I did on the repulsive but revealing embrace by liberals of both Dick and Liz Cheney (beyond the above examples, Pelosi heralded Liz as a “leader of great courage, patriotism and integrity”), despite crimes far worse than what they accuse Trump of: https://t.co/QWxLd6zgUH” / Twitter

Revolutionary Blackout Network🥋 on Twitter: “Jim Crow Joe and Kamala Harris pretending to care about Brittney Griner while they are actively waging a drug war is insane. They literally have no shame https://t.co/ECH11kdlnw” / Twitter

“It’s only when journalists understand the role they play in this propaganda, it’s only when they realize they can’t be both independent, honest journalists and agents of power, that things will begin to change.” (-John Pilger)

DARKEST DAZE

Three monopolies most tv watchers have never heard of are buying up everything. BlackRock, State Street, and Vanguard are like the Borg from Star Trek, or Bill Gates. While their monopoly media keeps you brainwashed with partisan pingpong pass the buck politics, they are actively purchasing all the property and so-called “homeland” farmland, they already own all the weapons manufacturing companies and big pharma and big 5 mockingbird media, which has obviously merged with deep state intelligence agencies. Gullible Lyn Cheney shitlibs keep squawking on about how Q Shaman shirtlessly bellowing in Capital hill was the darkest day in “the history of democracy”. HUH? WHAT? “This is what democracy looks like”-people convening on the steps of washington and in the rotunda to address their grievances. Over on the Qanon Maga quacky right, the Breitbart Bannon bunch are moaning about how the FBI raiding Trump’s Mar A Lago compound is the “darkest day in Murkkkan history”. I saw evil Dick Cheney trotted out to call Trump a coward-the guy who brought you torture gulags, the war on terror, 9/11 tyranny, and shot his lawyer in the face. I also saw Trump’s new commercial with all the rumbling thunder where he says Biden has made the USA into a joke to the rest of the world. Then, he goes on to say that he wants to perpetuate or start wars with Russia, China, and Iran…for patriotism…JUST LIKE BIDEN, and all the pig-media brainwashed shitlibs and Hillary Hawk democrats. What a fuckedup shitshow, but pig-media keeps Murkka in their rock ’em sock ’em robots blue versus red hypnospell, so we, the people, never unite beyond our preferred tie color to defy the ruling class mega donors and corrupt Davos billionaires and their lobbyists. All the BlackRock, State Street, and Vanguard operatives and Klaus Schwab secret society agents are working together, so the job of all pig media is to keep you and me divided, and boy, have they gotten good at it. Aint that hard though, is it? Like with self- checkout counters-me, first ratracing middle classers are happy to do the work themselves if it means paying faster. All the consumerist shitlib people can’t wait to be Bill Gates microchipped if it means a shorter line at the airport private parts groping terminal for woke science and feminist diversity. The shitlibs will believe ANYTHING s’long as there is an attractively darker hued female AOC presented to them as an object of blind worship and second hand “identification”. It’s really gotten weird with the faux wokes. They keep Tik Tok and Netflix programming them with this whole new age obedience-cult,  transhumanist cyborg techlord lexicon. I would not be that surprised if the fake liberals of the corrupt DNC and crazy gun nut racist rightwingers of the Republikkkans eventually succeed at baiting the people into civil wars so they can declare martial law and put people in camps and execute them for wrongthink and chip everybody into a Davos obedience cashless society hustle where you can’t get food if you disobey Kalus Schwab and Pill Gates. People like me will get the Victor Jara treatments. My ex associates will still be Thanking Obama. Drinking mimosas, praising Gayle King. Talking’ about some big money, whore of babylon manufactured puppet celebrity.

Lee Camp [Redacted] on Twitter: “Who REALLY owns the world? This is who. https://t.co/2TOmOclNuq” / Twitter

“Jim Crow Joe Biden is to the right of Republican voters. He’s to the right of red states that have decriminalized, legalized medical marijuana.” (Rey Da Pollinator @ Atlas Rey)

Boys From Nowhere – 66-5-4-3-2-1 (Troggs cover) – YouTube

BILLY GOES BANG!

Man, when I was a teenager and in my early twenties, I so wanted to be like Billy G. Bang in the pink leather pants-when I read in Kerrang! how he had suddenly quit the Dragons, I wrote to ex Lord Danny Fury in the UK, who read my fanzines, and offered my services as a heavily Stiv influenced replacement frontman. I did my best to dress all my friends up like the Dragons and Shooting Gallery but it was real hard to assemble a glam gang in my unfortunate part of the country back then, everybody was going grunge or doing a really lame buzzsaw generic New Bomb Turks imitation in the shorts and baseball caps and I could not relate to any of that. Gentrified was just another word for generic. I’d grown up on Alice and Bowie and The Stones and Lords so I wanted my bands to look as cool as we sounded. I had great faith in our songs that were kinda like The Hangmen or Black Halos. Sleazy, hard hitting, firebrand politico-punk. The Wanderers minus the prog production. I knew I did not have Billy’s higher end range, and was nowhere near as pretty, but I did have a lotta bottle back then and a gutter punk quality that would have complemented what all those big hatted gutter glam Dragons guys did. On the night when Bush first started bombing Iraq, I went to meet with Steve Von Saint in NYC at some big dark nightclub, might been Webster Hall, or the Ritz, I’d been a fan since I was a 15 year old runaway of fancy pants ex Angels In Vain guitslinger Steve Von Saint who Danny told me to chase down and we just sadly very simply did not hit it off, he kinda was half lidded under those bangs and distracted and blase and real deadpan seemingly way more enamored with a pink paisley umbrella twirling dandy named Nick who worked at a store called Mudhoney downtown and was bedecked in more lace and frills than Prince and the whole Revolution. I told Steve Von I wrote better songs than “Devil Calling” which was by Hanoi Rocker Nasty Suicide I think, and that’s just the kinda obnoxiously belligerent and socially abrasive thing I was known to blurt at that age. I think I was about 22. Purple plastic pants from Lip Service. Leopardskin newsboy cap and pink creepers, big mouth, garishly applied makeup all black eyes and red lipstick ridiculously and clowninshly emphasizing my yellow teeth, heavy drinking, sleazy, over confident, overtly cocksure brat. I got to know BGB a little on social media years ago and sent him some interview questions he never responded to, but then I saw how he had already done this interview covering alot of the same history I’d been inquiring about. I was looking forward to reading his autobio, as he is a fantastic storyteller as you will see upon reading the int I will link to. Shooting Gallery were the most talented band to ever fail so grandly, so splendidly, so completely! God bless ’em! Andy should reunite that lineup.

Is the music loud enough ?: Billy G.Bang! (aka Billy Douglas) – part 1

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