GUTTER GOSPEL: JOHN PILGER & LOWKEY, ROCKIN’ IS MY BUSINESS, BE AUTHENTIC, RESIST THE EVIL EMPIRE! BEWARE! DEMOCRATS ARE ALSO FULL ON FASCIST, UNION BUSTING, FACE SCANNING, WATER POISONING, UNIVERSAL WIRETAPPING, GRANNY GROPING, BAD MEDICINE, BIG DASTARDLY DAVOS SCHEMES, NONSTOP GOUGING, REDUCING YOU ALSO TO THIRD WORLD STATUS. ALSO: DERAPS FRENCH CANADIAN SUNNY POP METAL, EMPIRE OF LIES, CORPORATE MEDIA IS WALL STREET/WAR MACHINE/WEF/NWO BULLSHIT, BRAVE WHISTLE BLOWER VANDANA SHIVA ON GATES RESET, MIKAYLA BEYER WITH ALL THE GLAM ICONS, LIVING TO LISTEN BLOG, DAWN OSBORNE INT W/GUNFIRES, RATBOY ON AUSTRALIAN ROCK SHOW, SOUR JAZZ, ALL THE GLAM AND TRASH THAT MAKES US GLITZ.

“It’s a bit difficult to maintain the US Security State had no role in Twitter’s censorship regime when *the General Counsel of the FBI* – centrally involved in Russiagate and all sorts of politicized abuses – ended up as Twitter’s Deputy General Counsel, with paws in everything.” (-Glenn Greenwald)

“You did not vote to “save democracy”, you voted to make sure we had 2 right wing anti-worker, pro-war parties that are both fascist. They both work in the interest of corporations to screw the workers & the citizens, that’s what fascism is, and you voted for it! Congrats!” (-Jimmy Dore)

“Class war: The “squad,” “progressive” caucus, & pro-NATO liberal-left have joined Bernie Sanders as the ultimate democrat party sheepdogs. Neither one of the bourgeois parties have anything to offer workers while both pretend to be concerned about working class interests.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“Show me a liberal, and I’ll show you a white supremacist and imperialist war pig.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Michael Eric Dyson & Robert Reich do the same thing. Both of them will tell you the problem. But then they’ll tell you to VOTE FOR THE PROBLEM. They never lead you down a different path.” (-Sabby Sabs)

“BREAKING: As an online safety expect: my preliminary study reveals a severe spike over the last 5 days in hate speech and united attacks from liberal corporate journalists against  @MTaibbi

, followed by visible spikes in personal attacks and violent rhetoric toward him generally.” (-Glenn Greenwald)

“The purpose of modern censorship is not to prevent people from hearing an idea. It is to delegitimize the idea in the mind of the public, and excommunicate the heretic who dared express it from polite society and the public square.” (-Jay Battacharya)

“This is why everything mainstream is garbage. It’s not because everyone’s stupid and uncool, it’s because we live in a highly controlled society that only elevates politicians, celebrities, journalists, media, arts and trends which benefit our rulers.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Meanwhile RT & Sputnik were wiped off of social media.

Everything that we claim the “authoritarian” boogeymen do is what the US itself does all the time. That’s not hyperbole. Invading countries, interfering in elections, murdering journalists & insiders. Literally everything. Just like the mujahideen led to the Taliban, just like arming Saddam Hussein paved the way for the Iraq wars, just like interfering in Russia’s 1996 election allowed Putin to come to power, just like invading Iraq created ISIS.

But arming Azov Nazis in Ukraine will work out well” (-Primo Radical)

New Documents Shed Light on CIA’s Connection to Lee Harvey Oswald (newsweek.com)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7nBWqWkZUA

I CAN’T IMAGINE GOING TO ANY RIPOFF STADIUM CONCERT

Ever since Woodstock 99 and Warpedfest/Hot Topic/Amurkkkan Idol artificial booger punk killed events and 800 media groups turned into 5 companies that merged and consolidated into one or two, everybody’s selling their publishing to dark forces except for Prince who died mysteriously right after battling for years and finally getting his rights back, I’ve been less and less connected to mainstream society. Rolling Stone and Spin are bullshit. ‘Same people pay Tucker Carlson as Rachel Maddow. Same takeaway in different tones: billionaires are good, need more jails, more bombs, more war. Motley Crue and Def Leppard are planning another victory lap with Alice Cooper opening this summer, if a health crisis does not result in the state closing everything down again. I would like to see Billy Idol like in a theater or hotel sized venue before one of us croaks, but all my big plans always fall to dust, ya know that’s just how it is for us folks your philanthropic science saviors and their tv narrative heads refer to as the third world. For us “useless eaters” in the words of Clinton/Klaus mentor Kissinger. I’m not into the sunburn big screen sports shows, no matter how much pyro and inflatable strippers are piled on. My kinda real rocknroll is dirty, more intimate and emotional and in your face. Guns N Roses could be Eminem could be Garth Brooks could be any faceless lapdancer monarch puppet. For all of you who don’t take orders from evil German Bond villains or aspirant gawd techlord sociopaths, I’m gonna play you some songs right now that’ll help you feel the rocknroll rebellion again. I personally think it feels alot different from all that toxic mouspad industry-pop or any of the fascist youth rally heavy poof metal fourth of July flagwaving halftime bullshit. You tell me…

The Four Horsemen – Tired Wings – YouTube

The Four Horsemen – Rockin’ Is Ma Business (Official Video) – YouTube

The Four Horsemen “Nobody Said It Was Easy” on Vimeo

The Angels – Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again – YouTube

Wanted Man – YouTube

Michael Monroe – Junk Planet (Official Lyric Video) – YouTube

THE NWO IS NOT YOUR FRIEND. BILLIONAIRES ARE NOT YOUR SUPER SPACEMAN SCIENCE SPECIAL SEED SAVIORS!

“Americans do not elect representatives.

Our “democracy” amounts to us being allowed to suggest which one of two corrupt criminals becomes the capo who we pay protection money to. In either case, the crime syndicate will continue robbing us, murdering us & destroying our country. The US is not battling “authoritarianism.” The US is itself authoritarian and has always backed authoritarian regimes around the world. The US is battling nations who even mildly resist yankee hegemony. Being a “democratic” nation just means becoming a colony of Washington.” (-Primo Radical)

Jimmy Dore (@jimmy_dore) / Twitter

Alan MacLeod on Twitter: “This is why we need independent media. https://t.co/AbQTykaPVX” / Twitter

National Security Search Engine: Google’s Ranks are Filled with CIA Agents (mintpressnews.com)

Caitlin Johnstone on Twitter: “Probably worth noting here that @AlanRMacLeod has been documenting the alarming trend of massive online platforms hiring insiders from the US intelligence cartel for key positions of influence. https://t.co/og1GqSO8Lt” / Twitter

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

“Merkel reveals the Minsk Agreement was a stalling tactic that allowed the West to militarize Ukraine as an anti-Russian proxy and fortify it for an inevitable war. I’m struggling to find any coverage or analysis of this remarkable confession in English language mainstream media.” (-Max Blumenthal)

“If you want to know how the War Machine keeps Americans cheering for more war, here you go. TIME really do top notch propaganda. #WarPigs” (-Jimmy Dore)

John Pilger and Lowkey Expose the Permanent War State – Dandelion Salad (wordpress.com)

Daniel Ellsberg: Indict Me Too (consortiumnews.com)

Arbiter Anubis on Twitter: “Credentials do not measure character or wisdom In a careerist society like ours, credentials are merely an indicator of parroting the status quo” / Twitter

Meet the Brutal Proxy Force Fighting the Russians, Not Only on the Ground in Ukraine But Also on the Internet | CovertAction Magazine

Will Griffin: Dismantling General Dynamics With The Mapping Project – Dandelion Salad (wordpress.com)

US Non-Profit-Funded Israeli Extremists Pose Immediate Threat to Al-Aqsa Mosque and Regional Stability (mintpressnews.com)

The WEF Reveals The Agenda For Davos 2023 – Activist Post

Wanna Fly? TSA Now Wants to Scan Your Face at Security – Activist Post

First In The Nation: Philadelphia Transit To Treat Every Commuter Like A Potential Terrorist – Activist Post

Common Dreams on Twitter: “”Right now, you have the executive authority to extend paid sick leave to rail workers, and you do not need congressional approval to do that. We implore you to use that power right now,” says @LeverNews’ open letter to President Joe Biden. https://t.co/tfubiJ0avj” / Twitter

elected by Klaus UK PM Rishi Sunak Calls For New Police Powers To Stop “Illegal Protests” – Activist Post

Al Jazeera Sues Israeli Forces in Intl Criminal Court (consortiumnews.com)

YouTube Slaps ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Label on World Government Summit Video that Literally Asks, ‘Are We Ready for a New World Order?’ – Vigilant Links

“It might help the morale of any soon striking railway workers to know:

congress is breaking UN mandate/international law by attempting to stop the railway workers from striking.To be clear- I don’t mean that congress cares about breaking international law- 

I’m just saying that this is just one more reason for railway workers to strike- no matter what congress says. Its gonna have to be a wildcat.

(-Boots Riley)

“Indeed. The #RightToStrike is a universal human right, codified in international law in ILO Convention 87, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights & the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. #Railroadstrike #RailroadWorkers #RailStrike” (-Craig Mokhiber)

“Hey NY Times and Charlie Savage

.. time to come clean on the 2016 DNC emails & Russia!” (-Ann Wright Voices Of Conscience and Code Pink)

Americans Dumbed Down on Russia – Antiwar.com Original

Truth Killers: The Corporate Media and the Military-Industrial Complex:

Truth Killers: The Corporate Media and the Military-Industrial Complex – YouTube

Mike Prysner on Twitter: “Why was young DeSantis chosen/trusted as the human rights lawyer where his superiors knew they’d be breaking the law? Then chosen to be the war crimes moderator in Fallujah where they wanted to win “by any means”? Probably the same reason he was chosen to be Trump’s challenger…” / Twitter

Danny Haiphong on Twitter: “Show me a liberal, and I’ll show you a white supremacist and imperialist war pig. https://t.co/RK4cPoFKjh” / Twitter

SAD! Sir Rod Stewart’s son Aiden rushed to hospital with suspected heart attack (msn.com)

KOOL STUFF WE LOVE:

Australian Rock Show: Episode 159 – Mr. Ratboy Interview (libsyn.com)

What Are We Gonna Do (The Earth Day Song) – Emendation Mixes (lnk.to)

Mendel Illness (johnmendelssohn.blogspot.com)

johnmendelssohn.wix.com/jnm-creative.

Review – Witness To The Crime – Gunfire Dance – – Easy Action Records – (whisperinandhollerin.com)

Richard Blade

August 27, 2021 :

If you are a fan of Dramarama – and who isn’t, there’s a great podcast I did with John Easdale that goes deep into the history and music of the band now available on your SiriusXM app. Tune in and enjoy over ninety minutes of amazing insight into a true, rocking band. 

First ever vinyl LP from Gunfire Dance, the Birmingham glam-punk legends! – Skylight Webzine

Golden_Rat_Press-Release_site.pdf (viciouskittenrecords.com)

Garbage Days Revisited #91: Gunfire Dance – “Witness To The Crime” (1991/2022) (nitesongswebzine.blogspot.com)

Album Of The Week / Final Fling is a fitting tribute to Bernie Tormé (metaltalk.net)

www.soundcloud.com/john-mendelssohn

 freudiansluts.co.uk.

http://tinyurl.com/7b8e8u6

Dramarama | Facebook

The Golden Rat – ‘We Got a Right’ – BROKEN 8 RECORDS

WARPIGS, TECHSURVEILLANCE OLIGARCHS, DEEP STATE SPOOKS LOCKED ME OUTTA FACEBOOK FOR BEING ANTIWAR! INSTEAD OF PULLING BIDEN LEFT, THE FRAUDSQUAD & SAD SELLOUT SANDERS PULLED SHITLIBS RIGHT! THE ROCK PRESS IN THIS COUNTRY IS JUST LIKE THREE YOUTUBERS! HERE’S MY FAVORITE!

And I don’t really give a fuck, as they’d been censoring me and everybody like Mike Prysner and Abby Martin and Cindy Sheehan and Medea Benjamin for years, rigging the algorithms, hiding our posts. Training dumbuck obedients into blindly supporting more online censorship because someone in some safespace college campus might find something from a scientific journal “objectionable”, “problematic”, or “offensive!” or AOC might be “traumatized” into superfunding the police state and proxy war for Wall Street global hegemonn. “Traumatized” by an old dude messing up Pelosi’s desk or some shit. Tim Yohannon warned us about Fake Corporate Punk and mass media consolidation way back in the early 90’s. Sal from Electric Frankenstein was talking about evil industry manufactured bullshit conumer dummy muzak way back then, too and tightknit control of playlists on the public airwaves-what he used to call the ANTI ROCK CONSPIRACY. It’s all fake muzak, now. Plink 182 spazpunk garbage and billionaire heiress feelings. It’s all fake news now, what a horror show. Vangaurd and Blackrock own it all, so we gotta all do our part to amplify indie media and dissident journalists from Michael Hastings (RIP) to Julian Assange! The entire Left has been silenced in the big 5 corporate mass media. Village Voice is gone, Flipside’s gone. I don’t even think Falling James writes for L.A. Weekly anymore. One of the only falsebook friends I miss seeing regular updates from is this super cool younger rocknroll reporter from California I think named Mikayla Beyer-her fantastic glam interviews with so many of our rocknroll heroes are among my favorite things online along with that Metal Sunday Social Club the dude from Blackboard Jungle does and Wasting Some Time with Jason Green. She is awesome. Thank you for your service, sister. She loves all the same glitter trash we do. I can’t ask my mom for a birthday or Christmas subscription to UK import punknroll bible “VIVE LE ROCK” as she’s a retired school teacher ona fixed income, that’s shit’s like $25 a copy now, so all my rocknroll has to come from like the youtubes. I’m a pauper.

Jeff Drake Interviewed! – YouTube

Pleasant Gehman Interviewed! – YouTube

Jo Almeida Interviewed! – YouTube

Nigel Mogg Interviewed! – YouTube

Alvin Gibbs Interviewed! – YouTube

Les Riggs Interviewed! – YouTube

Metal Social Sunday • A podcast on Anchor

STEVE BROY of The Legendary MENTORS on EL DUCE Doc, 40+ Year Career & more – YouTube

ANDY McCOY Returns! Hanoi Rocks Reunion? New Record, US Dates & More! – YouTube

Here is another true blue music lover/smart writer I always admire: Living To Listen – Compact music commentary about artifacts new and old: I enthuse, I don’t accuse, but I do refuse–to review anything lukewarm or colder!

COOL INTERVIEW WITH GUNFIRE DANCE!!!! Birchie and Ozzie of Gunfire Dance interview with Dawn Osborne of TotalRock 2022 – YouTube

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE SOHODOLLS?

Sohodolls – Dead by christmas (Original Music Video) – YouTube

“”When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.” (-James Baldwin)

Vandana Shiva: Bill Gates Is Promoting ‘Surveillance Agriculture’ • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

Robbing The Global South, Then Scorning Its Poverty: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix (substack.com)

Vicious Kitten Records

WikiLeaks on Twitter: “National Union of Journalists: ‘The CIA reportedly plotted to kidnap and assassinate Julian Assange – we demand his release’ https://t.co/kBbNysC4Il https://t.co/PEgcHt2P9L” / Twitter

Amy Robach was just fired from ABC for alleged affair. Are we sure it wasn’t because she exposed ABC News’ coverup of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal? – Vigilant Links

World BEYOND War on Twitter: “📢 Tell your House and Senate reps to vote NO on more money to escalate a war that threatens further climate chaos, skyrocketing inflation, world hunger and, most disturbingly, nuclear annihilation! https://t.co/1HJRjJFhvJ https://t.co/4NLM8nUly2” / Twitter

Cops “Protect” Town by Kidnapping and Caging 82yo Grandma Over Unpaid $70 Trash Bill – Activist Post

‘Horrified’: Lawmakers Demand Answers From Fauci on Taxpayer-Funded Experiments on Dogs • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

salude to a fearless comrade PinkLips | Facebook

“There are “woke” psyops and there “anti-woke” psyops.

There are billionaires funding “progressive” media & politicians, and there are billionaires funding “populist” media & politicians. There are feds in antifa and in the Proud Boys. It’s pro-wrestling. A “worked shoot.”” (-Primo Radical)

Permanent cultural conflict prevents middle & working class subgroups from unity on common causes, that could threaten elite power. Always enough hostility & distrust (or so they make it seem) to never work together.” (-Erik Reisz Hajdu)

“Once you realize that Republicans and Democrats are competing factions of the mafia, American politics makes a lot more sense” (-Whitney Webb)

“As part of its war that killed 3 million people in Korea, the US used biological weapons

But the CIA tried to cover this up in a “counter-propaganda” operation, falsely claiming it was a communist “myth” (-Ben Norton)

“Liberals say that conservatives are stupid because they do not listen to facts, logic, data or history — flippantly ignoring these things in defense of pre-programmed beliefs and their tribe.

Why is it, then, that liberals cannot recognize when they do the exact same thing?” (-Primo Radical)

“Full disclosure if John Bolton or Mike Pompeo somehow secure the Republican presidential nomination I will become a pussyhat-wearing shitlib for the remainder of the 2024 race.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

Mick Wallace on Twitter: “While Taliban put in place more restrictions on women’s rights, Western Sanctions slowly starve the country to death. #EU response to Ukrainian Refugee Crisis showed what’s possible but politicians are content with the 2 tier system in Europe for Refugees – It’s called Racism… https://t.co/t0EUc7sx8u” / Twitter

“The final version of the NDAA includes a provision granting the Pentagon “emergency” procurement authorities until at least September 30, 2024 to furnish all “materiel and related services” to Ukraine. Translation: the US is now in full wartime industrial production mode” (-Michael Tracey)

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

Yes they should be pardoned! And the war criminals responsible for over a million deaths tried instead. Quit hiding the #Costofwar” (-Jodie Evans on Assange and Snowden poll)

The fact that Joe Biden was yelling and pointing fingers at workers during the campaign was your first clue that he was going to be an anti-labor president and another puppet of the oligarchy.” (-Ryan Knight)

“Making a rail strike illegal just proves how terrified the ruling class is of worker’s power.

The largest strikes in history – that gave us things like a 40 hr work week & took kids out of mines – were illegal. So, what if you called their bluff? #RailStrikes #Railworkers” (-Elenor Goldfield)

“NATO is not the aggressor.

The vaccine is safe & effective. The Hunter Biden laptop is disinformation. Trump colluded with Russia. Epstein & Maxwell had no clients. Assad gassed his own people. We are winning in Afghanistan. Iraq has weapons of mass destruction.” (-Primo Radical)

So far billions in American taxpayer money has achieved getting over 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed and almost 20% of their country taken For nothing our Gov’t could have told Ukraine to honor the Minsk agreement they signed and none of this would have happened. Reminder: Victoria Nuland is caught on tape picking Ukraine’s new Gov’t before the coup in 2014 even happened and Biden is on video bragging about firing their prosecutor That’s the sovereign Ukraine they keep talking about. The EU is even getting pissed about the US profiting off of this war by ripping them off, while our own American citizens are still cheering on watching billions of our dollars being stolen from us and given to the ruling class again” (-Black In The Empire)

DEAR SANTA

Please get me that RAZZLE book for Christmas. I’ve been pretty good this year.

“Suckering Europeans into war with Russia, blowing up Nord Stream pipelines, Inflation Reduction Act, soaring energy & food prices, the assault on the German economy – European political class is a little late understanding that U.S. policy is & has always been “America First.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“Nancy Pelosi will be stepping down after 627 years as leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives. She will be remembered by the piles of money she secured for herself & her friends.” (-Lee Camp)

“Reminder: fascist Bolsonaro only came to power due to a political coup in 2016 and judicial coup in 2018 (both backed by the US)

Brazil’s supreme court later absolved Lula of all the fake charges against him The UN said the lawfare violated Lula’s rights” (-Ben Norton)

Congress, a corrupt institution with a 21% approval rating, has no right to override the will of railway union rank and file.” (-Party For Socialism & Liberation)

Gov. Ron DeSantis oversaw torture in Guantánamo as a military lawyer (therealnews.com)

Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) / Twitter

SOUR JAZZ LIVED ON A STREET CALLED ROCKNROLL

Are you hip to these guys? By the time RATBOY was doing SOUR JAZZ, Giliani and all those billionaire gentrification scumbags had been sending buses full of riot pigs to crack people’s skulls in Tompkins Square Park for the sin of being poor in Lower Manhattan. They pushed out all us lower class brats to make way for all those loathsome trustfund hipsters and Wall Street shysters, so I never saw Sour Jazz play live, but Cowboy Mark came to visit me at my ex wife’s house in the midwest where they manufacture the fratboys when my kids were young. Very charming and lovable guy. I interviewed singer Lou a couple times I think and the drummer went on to play with Walter Lure’s post “RENT PARTY” Waldos for long time and even sang a song on their final album. I thought you outlaws and activists, guttersnipes and beat poets might enjoy some SOUR JAZZ songs in thee dismal ever darkening times that all the prophets from Alice Walker and Russell Means to Assata Shakur and Julian Assange all warned us about. So here, my dears.

SOUR JAZZ – [I’m a] Prick – YouTube

SOUR JAZZ – That’s Cool – YouTube

SOUR JAZZ – That’s Cool, Too – YouTube

Free Sour Jazz Downloads

Sour Jazz reviews

Sour Jazz videos

The official website of Sour Jazz

David Swanson on Twitter: “Too late, humanity realized that it had been glorifying things a machine could do better than any human, and that they were the worst things imaginable.” / Twitter

Barely anyone is talking about DNC & Biden’s move last week to alter the primary calendar to ensure no progressive (*cough* Bernie Sanders) could ever compete w/ the establishment (*cough* oligarchy’s) candidate again. ” (-Lee Camp)

“How comical is this? The FBI is blaming racists for an attack. The agency of COINTELPRO that murdered countless civil rights leaders, including MLK, and created the Crips and Bloods. Nice one, CNN.” (-John Dissed)

Since the US overthrew democratically elected Arbenz in Guatemala, >100k civilians have been murdered by military dictators that followed. There’ve been at least 68 such regime change operations since WWII. Once you know, you can’t be silent.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

“Zelensky is a sad figure. Elected on a platform of peace only to get bullied by the far-right and Washington; now such a tool of the far-right that he bans the church of millions of Ukrainians.” (-Aaron Mate’)

Kula Shaker plans tribute to John Lennon ahead of 2023 UK Tour (metaltalk.net)

“Congress tells us they can’t pass anything because of “gridlock” and “lack of bipartisanship.” They can’t pass Build Back Better, they can’t codify Roe.

But apparently they were able to find the bipartisanship when it came to stripping rail workers of the right to strike.” (-Kei Pritsker)

U.S. Army Planned to Pay Streamers Millions to Reach Gen-Z Through Call of Duty (vice.com)

Jewish Voice for Peace on Twitter: “With full, heavy hearts, we share that Shatzi, @peoplesbubbie, died at the age of 92. 💔🕯 An anti-Zionist Jew, lesbian, AIDS nurse, death educator, Shatzi was a source of wisdom and joy for our community. May her memory be for a revolution, from New York to Palestine. 🧵 https://t.co/YgPbrfQFfS” / Twitter

Ending The War In Ukraine, Not Life On Earth | Nov 30 Livestream – YouTube

“Kirchner said the corrupt right-wing’s goal is to prevent her from running for office. And they succeeded

CFK said their “henchmen” can “imprison me, but I will never be your pet. Never!” She said a rich oligarch may pay criminals to shoot her. They want her “prisoner or dead”

“”Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” (-James Baldwin)

Kirchner: The right-wing oligarchs and media “condemn me because they condemn a model of economic development and of recognition of the rights of the people” She stressed they are the corrupt ones; they left the country trapped in $45 billion in IMF debt” (-Ben Norton)

Revolting Teens Lose Their MINDS! The awesome illustrated covers of ‘Punk Magazine’ | Dangerous Minds

The Senders (punkglobe.com)

RETRO KIMMER’S BLOG: NIAGARA … MORE DANGEROUS THAN VOGUE

“I was born in a bourgeois community and had some of the better things in life, but I found that there were more people starving than there were people eating, more people that didn’t have clothes than did have clothes, and I just happened to be one of the few. So I decided that I wouldn’t stop doing what I’m doing until all those people are free.”  (-Fred Hampton)

Motorcycle Boy – Get Around Live 1992 – YouTube

Ali Harb on Twitter: “Israeli forces bound, gagged and blindfolded 78-year-old US citizen Omar Assad in January and left him to die at a cold construction. Nearly a year later, still no consequences for his killers.” / Twitter

“As usual, liberal employees of media corporations can’t keep their lies straight.

If NY Post’s stories were “nothing burgers” – just pics of Hunter’s genitals – why did they try so hard to get them censored, spreading CIA’s lies that the docs were “Russian disinformation?”” (-Glenn Greenwald)

The US government has approved at least $51.4 billion in military aid for Ukraine since the last week of February

That’s roughly $185 million PER DAY on average.” (-Ben Norton)

I think we live in an industrial dimensional reality where we’re programmed to believe what we’re told. We’re programmed to believe them. We’re programmed to believe what that ruling class wants us to believe. (— John Trudell)


THE COUNTDOWN
In about an hour I gotta go get another tooth pulled, losing your teeth is a real mindfuck, ya know you can dye your hair and drop the weight and almost forget you are fifty something, but the teeth starting to fall out due to advanced periodontal disease is a constant reminder of the ticking clock. Kinda makes ya wanna cry a little. My old friends, the poor ones without some fancy health insurance have already lost their teeth. My friends keep dropping dead, one by one, so many died young, now that has accelerated-people are dropping dead all over the place, even on live tv and all the obits just say “died unexpectedly” or “died suddenly”. Kids with heart attacks? Under sixty having strokes? “Just died unexpectedly”. Unexpectedly is not a cause of death. I remember the video someone made of my New Orleans street musician where they guessed he was twenty five years older than he was at the time. Life outdoors in the elements gets brutal fast. Middle class people been tv trained to just think the poor huddled masses do not deserve teeth or optical. Our appearance keep changing as we get older. There were a few years I recall when I wore almost the same outfit everyday-long black hair, little bit of eye makeup, maybe one dangling Lords sword earring, Godfather fedora, red leather jacket, white tuxedo shirt, black leather hardcore belt with chains I lost in a messy eviction, black Lip Service bondage pants, leopard skin creepers. Midwestern sports towns would not let you work hardly anywhere, unless you had short hair. Even the record store in the mall where my Michael Hutchence lookalike older bassplayer worked when I met him always insisted I was too Ramonesey, longhaired. Longhair was okay for him cause he was conventionally Handsome, whereas I am not. A kid I knew in a collegetown hot rod band who died when his disease spread while he was in jail for DUI’s was allowed to bag groceries at Krogers in spite of his crazy punk rock hair, but for the most part, only elite hipster businesses would let you work there with tattoos. Now everybody you see has tattoos, it was different when I was a kid, and my twenties seemed to be all about the screws getting steadily tighter, like when they took away all the bus stop benches in the cities, removed all public phones mandating traceable personal cellphones, started groping you in the airport, locked all the public restrooms in the parks, doing the whole psy op about anthrax and orange alerts and Bush telling you to but duct tape from his Home Depot pal Tom Ridge. I knew people who went to jail for pot and acid. Singer in a psychedelic garage band did like two years for a pocket full of weed. They made me piss test for dishwasher jobs and as a pizzamaker at the bowling alley. I was the only one who was forced to piss test because the way I looked, they’d presume I’m a hippie stoner. I’d tell ’em straight up, I’m more of an old fashioned Jim Morrison boozeman, but they’d still make you go pee in a cup to get their minimum wage job. Knew a guy who got a city job, good money, easy peasy, twenty bucks an hour to stand around in an orange vest, but he had to do all these stupid human tricks to get that gig, even though he’s a decorated veteran, he had to smuggle somebody elses urine into their piss clinic. Cause he’s a reefer afficianado. So many boomers and white middle class suburbans are being granted reefer rights, but not all the non violent drug offenders are free from the forced labor in private prisons promoted by people like Kamala Harris. Techlords purged me from Facebook, Garland Nixon from Twitter, Dr. Naomi Wolf from Twitter, and scrubbed years and years of interviews by Chris Hedges, Abby Martin, and Lee Camp from Youtube. Fauntleroy clingers on from namebrand bands gone outta thier way to help The Man enforce his Official, for profit, bogus falsehood, tyrrany Narratives online, throwing all their second hand fame around. It astounds me that any of the human beings I grew up with, especially the ones who once and maybe still owned punk rock records or grew up hearing me talk about the Panthers, antiwar movement, the Wobblies, the American Indian Movement or Michael Hastings still support the police state and the Ted Talk stated objectives of totalitarian Davos billionaires who want a microchip cashless society and control of every aspect of your little life-evil rulers who meet in secret and handpick people like Sinema, Trudeau, Macron, and Desantis. It’s a crazy world and fictitious times. It was Michael Moore who used that phrase, but now, he just became a legman for the crooked DNC. I liked him better when he fought the billionaires and advocated for low wage workers, social justice causes and unions, now he’s just another “russiagate” Hillary obeyer like the Squad and Bernie-you think all those people got actual threats from the deep state during the Covid Panic? ‘Cause they ALL got in line to support Gropey Joe Biden, as corrupt a candidate as any we’ve ever seen. Remember Anita Hill or the Crimebill? Tara Reade or the Patriot Act? The gropey Big Guy is not all there. Like Reagan, tthey just lead him around. Weekend at Gropey Joe’s. I think all the politics are a staged dog n pony show, wagging the dog for the secret societies and spy agencies. One of my alltime rocknroll heroes just told me he loves me very, very much and it almost made me cry. Ya know when everything seems so ridiculously dystopian and all your ex friends only speak in bumper stickers, dayspa jingles or pharma commercials, it’s really moving to receive a kind word from someone who is still conscious and not baffled by the bullshit. I really, really love him, too.
Another way I know I’m getting old is I got more psychic space for some sillier say nothing bands I would have scorned or scoffed at twenty years ago when I still had some longshot, raggedy, underpracticed, low budget, part time, heavy boozing, self destructive basement punk bands of my own. Like this snot slick group, DERAPS–they got the California hair band sound, they’re mostly Van Halen but with a little White Lion and Honeymoon Suite thrown in the mix-pop metal, cheerful, slick, rich, born on Malibu beach kinda vibes, but to make it all even a bit weirder, they’re from Quebec Canada and like jam with Eddie Van Halen’s friends from Toto who played on “Thriller” and shit like that-I don’t mind ’em, something ’bout them appeals to me against my will and better judgement, I guess they give me that checkered Vans and Eddie Van beer in the cooler and frisbee dog feeling. Not punk rock by any stretch of the imagination-the opposite of that totally-posh metal, but I kinda dig it. It’s very much in the corporate hairband assembly line tradition of Warrant and Bullet Boys and Whitesnake and Winger and Nelson, but the weedly musicianship is of a higher caliber ala Nuno or Eddie Van. If you were one of the ten people still alive who read any of my fanzines in the 80’s, you’ll know I used to mercliessly slag any formulaic hair metal merchants for co-pting our subversive street subculture.

GUTTER GOSPEL GENERAL LABOR HATES WAR PROPAGANDISTS OF PIG MEDIA, BRIBE TAKING FRAUDS FOR WAR, & HYPNOTIZED TV OBEYERS. UNDERGROUND SLEAZEPUNK & NEW WAVE MUSINGS ON FLIES ON FIRE, FOUR HORSEMEN, CHERRY 13/ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN, THE VAINS/UNCLE SAM, AS ALWAYS, THE BEASTS OF BOURBON, AND AMPLIFYING VOICES OF PEACE & TRUTH COMMUNITY, RANTS ON JUDAS PRIEST, DEAD KENNEDYS, JERRY LEE, WHITNEY WEBB, CAIT JOHNSTONE, AND FREAKIN’ FOR FREEDOMS.

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Truth Cops: Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation | Black Agenda Report

Biden’s Foreign Policy Sinking His Party & Ukraine (consortiumnews.com)

Dennis Kucinich: where are the pro-peace Democrats? – The Grayzone

The Obama Files – Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Newsletter (substack.com)

Meet the spooks, mercs and chickenhawk politicos enlisting as NAFO trolls – The Grayzone

SCOTT RITTER: A ‘Dangerous, Bloody & Dirty Game’ (consortiumnews.com)

The Truth About Cargill, The World’s Most Evil Company (mintpressnews.com)

. I KNEW YOU NEEDED SOME SLEAZY, DOWN N DIRTY OLD TIMEY ROCKNROLL! THE VEINS & UNCLE SAM

Sittin’ alone waiting for some text to appear on your I-Phone, thinkin’ about how it used to be, before the luck went bad, and the trouble set in? Let’s get outta that bullshit scene and get a bonfire goin’ on the outskirts of town. I was talkin’ to my old pal Ratboy, the most innovative guitar stylist of our generation, the World famous One from the GOLDEN RAT on Vicious Kitten Records and unsurprisingly, he’s a holdout, a refusenik, will not join the social media Zuckbot Army, so he says he’s having a real hard time getting the word out about his “WE GOT A RIGHT” album co starring the marvelous Hiroshi Nakagome THEE GOLDEN ARM, which is a shame, but he said he got to play a real live and in person get-down, sweaty, fun filled big rock show last week and it was a real cool time, and I was real happy for him cause where I live, three aint nothin’ happening at all, ya know, I find myself listening to the classic rock station on my transistor radio. Sometimes I can imagine going back into a studio, or onto a stage with summa my old black leather henchmen to make some dirty, dangerous, allnight boogie badass rising punknroll but you know in our elderly goth years most all of us are committed to mortgages, tenure, marriages, kids in college, kids with disabilities, or still stuck outside of Memphis in a mobile home on permenent probabtion and need written notarized permission from some rightwinger in a robe to leave the state, or locked up in some kinda psychiatric facility for wayward bassplayers, or receiving fucking chemo treatments and shit, so it only happens in my dreams at night. Of course, I wanna rock again. I always, always, related strongly to Joe Strummer being turned away at music industry doors by smug, smirking, know nothing drivetime DJ’S, and passing out handmade fliers to civilians on the boardwalk….”LET’S ROCK AGAIN!” Who wouldn’t wanna reconvene with the wild things in some faraway Mystery City to do it all again before we die? Billy Idol even has a song about that, I think it’s called “Super Overdrive”, yeah? Beltin’ out with the big bottle and the spiky belts and givin’ ’em hell with  the old rebel yell like we used to, as opposed to wasting endless hours on internet chatrooms where deep state spies are paid those high salaries to state censor anybody who strays from their OFFICIAL NARRATIVE or PREFERRED PENTAGON TALKING POINTS ABOUT HOW THE USA, USA, ARE HEROIC HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTIONISTS RATHER THAN TOTAL SPECTRUM DOMINATION EMPIRE PIGS OF WAR. How great was that Uncle Sam singer?! I used to write about these guys all the time in my shitty, Elmers gluestick and scissors, midnight at Kinkos, late eighties and early nineties glam fanzines. I was always surprised they never made it big outside of their hometown. This is what exciting rocknroll sounds like to somebody like me. PLAY THE VEINS LOUD.

Uncle Sam ‎– Heaven Or Hollywood FULL ALBUM 1987 – YouTube

Uncle Sam-Letters From London – YouTube

CHERRY 13 GUILTY AS SIN

When N.J.’s finest did a side project, I’m talkin’ ’bout the great Steve Miller from ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN sure did rock like a motherfucker, dinnit he? This stuff makes me think of my dead homies, Charlie Die and Mike Mindless. Anybody know whatever happened to Charlie’s brother, Bobby No More? We used to be pen pals back in the day-I even talked to their mom on the phone and shit. All us fifty something bad teens from the bad side of town who were raised on shit like the Misfits and Deadboys just fucking fell head over heels into the prolific Electric Frankenstein catalog in the early nineties when the Man was buying up all the smaller nightclubs and music magazines and killing rocknroll. Sal C. was in fact the first person I remember, besides Tim Yohannon of “Maxiumm Rock & Roll” magazine, who really vocally stood against the evil forces of phony muzak and anti rock being pushed on the kids by the monopoly-media. Some of us oldtimers are still fighting against the antirock conspiracy and we salute all our worldwide comrades in the war against the jive!

Cherry Thirteen – Wrecked – YouTube

Electric Frankenstein – Conquers The World! (Full Album) – YouTube

Electric Frankenstein – The Time Is Now! – YouTube

“Scott Ritter got banned for telling the truth about war not for lying. If he was willing to lie about war he’d get a job TV news. Elon is in bed with the CIA & MIC. He’s an Oligarch, not a free speech warrior as hoped.

The Truth does not mind being questioned, a lie does.” (-Jimmy Dore)

“Brazil’s new President-elect Lula da Silva said back in May, “We are going to create a currency in Latin America,” to combat “the dependency on the dollar.”

Lula – a co-founder of the BRICS system – wants to call the new currency the Sur, meaning “South.” (-Ben Norton)

“Be happy. Not because you “deserve” it or any of that empty narrative fluff, but because the world is a hard place and any spark of happiness is sorely needed.” (-Caitlin Johnstone_

“Imagine retracting & opposing a letter to the president which stated:

“It’s America’s responsibility to pursue every diplomatic avenue to help end the war.” That’s what @PramilaJayapal, @AOC & the fraud squad did this week. There are no peacemakers or progressives in Congress.” (-Ryan Knight)

“In August, Lula Da Silva suggested that BRICS be the leading force in resolving the Ukraine conflict peacefully.

In other words, Lula champions a multipolar world where NATO and U.S. hegemony no longer calls the shots.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“I don’t know how to sugar coat this so I’ll just say it: It seems clear that the Democratic Party is over…You could drive a Bronco through the gap between [Obama’s] campaign promises & reality…” (-Brihana Joy Gray)

“Extremely important – and infuriating – report on Biden Admin’s use of government power to monitor and suppress speech. This is the most anti-First Amendment administration in our history.” (-Josh Hawley)

“Solidarity to everyone this midterms who is voting Independent, Green and third party. There may not be enough of us [yet] to end the corporate duopoly’s reign but if our dissenting voices & votes didn’t matter then they wouldn’t work so hard to kick third parties off the ballot.” (-Ryan Knight)

“Docs show Facebook and Twitter closely collaborating w/ Dept of Homeland Security, FBI to police “disinfo.” Plans to expand censorship on topics like withdrawal from Afghanistan, origins of COVID, info that undermines trust in financial institutions. ” (-Lee Fang) https://interc.pt/3Dq6TDB

“But Israel is a democracy – right? Yes. Settlers have reserved democracy for themselves and colonial fascism for their captives. Human rights for them, death for the colonized. This is the irreconcilable contradiction in European thought & practice since 1492.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“The regime of censorship being imposed on the internet – by a consortium of DC Dems, billionaire-funded “disinformation experts,” the US Security State, and liberal employees of media corporations – is dangerously intensifying in ways I believe are not adequately understood.” (-Glenn Greenwald)

“More than ever, it’s time to vote the peacemakers in & the warmongers out. Our lives depend on it.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

NOBODY SAID IT WAS EASY

“Gettin Pretty Good At Barely Gettin’ By” sounds exactly like how me and my main motherfuckers inner circle and dwindling party of bad seed, permemnetly exiled, dissident rocknroll outsiders have lived our whole lives.The closest thing the Divided Slaves Of Amnesia ever produced to the mightiest of the mighty, Beasts Of Bourbon, was, of course, the Four Horsemen, and ya know we never even see no people like Frankie C. Starr and Dimwit, both already dead and gone no more, but man, they were one of those rare and exceptional superstar should’vebeens, who really always seemed to get where I was coming from, me and my surly sleazepunk, white trash Alston ghetto, blues punk, raunchy rocknrollers, the Original Suffering Bastards.  Frankie always seemed to understand us, he had all our same impuslses, instincts, bad habits and way of life, he knew all about the pain I was in. What a rare breed of get down, truth tellin’ hellraiser he was. killed dead by a hit n run, just like my friend, Shane Williams, the Rocknroll bank Robber. (RIP) Man, I miss those cats. “it’s dirty, it’s a pity and time aint exactly on our side..”

The Four Horsemen – Nobody Said It Was Easy – YouTube

Rockin’ Is Ma Business -The Four Horsemen (unclean version) – YouTube

The Four Horseman – (Miami Arena) Miami,Fl 10.4.91 (Complete Show) – YouTube

The Four Horsemen – Tired Wings – YouTube

Richard Medhurst is creating News & Political Commentary | Patreon

Destroying Western Values To Defend Western Values (substack.com)

Mohamed Osman Alin, Cala. on Twitter: “UN votes 152 to 5 telling Israel to get rid of its nuclear weapons – US and Canada among the few countries not upholding the NPT. https://t.co/QFLlQrOpEi” / Twitter

ajamu baraka – Twitter Search / Twitter

Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “Lawsuit vs the Biden admin illustrates how extensive and coercive gov’t censorship of social media has become. Discovery reveals everyone from the White House to the State Dept, DHS and even Census dictating Covid content rules to Facebook & others. https://t.co/t7CWw4UFfW https://t.co/BEBBXp1pZC” / Twitter

The Obama Files: Chronicles of an Award-Winning War Criminal: Sheehan, Cindy, Pinkney, Larry: 9781508436713: Amazon.com: Books

CovertAction Bulletin: The U.S. State Department in the Metaverse: How the CIA Infiltrated Facebook | CovertAction Magazine

Joe Biden: The Dark Forces Still Thirst! (substack.com)

‘Military Madness’: US to Deploy Nuclear-Capable B-52s to Australia, Provoking China (commondreams.org)

FAREWELL TO MORE PIONEERS

So cold here, the day after Halloween, that I dread the frosty walk to the car to retrieve my suede jacket for warmth. I keep procrastinating. Kid skipped his Halloween party last night, I’ve been busy slaving for the Man, my hands, knees, and lower back are all kinda screaming for vengence from all the lifting and bending and scrubbing and painting. Been offline so I just found out that Jerry Lee Lewis, one of rocknroll’s most talented if flawed founding fathers has passed from this life, along with drummer D.H. Peligro, a.k.a. Darren Henley, who played on the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “Mother’s Milk” an album much beloved by my ex hombre former replacement bassplayer from my early teenage bands, as well as the Dead Kennedy’s world view shifting eighties landmarks, “In God We Trust’, “Plastic Surgery Disasters”, “Frankenchrist”, and “Bedtime For Democracy”, records that seem even more vital each and every year, as sociopathic greedhead capitalist society continues to crumble into this dystopian tech-surveillance, autocratic, Bill Gates and World Econmic Forum engineered nightmare hellscape when all social media, electronic communications, and legacy media are owned by Davos billionaires and operated by deep state spooks. Jello Biafra, it turns out, was pretty much right about everything way back in his inflammatory shit stirrer days, before he started endorsing rightwing extremist pro war democrats, just like Michael Moore does, and making excuses for Israeli oppression. If you grew up in the South and went to bible school like I did where fear and brimstone based theology was sternly imposed upon us little preteen black t shirt wearers by creepy and abusive gaslighting brainwashing authoritarians, Jerry Lee Lewis was really part of the whole original badboy blue suede shoes wearin’, barnstorming rocknroll subculture, with songs like “Whole Lotta Shakin'” and “Great Balls Of Fire”, he helped Chuck Berry, Elvis, and Little Richard really ignite the first flames of wild rebellious, defiant outsider rocknroll, of course the sniveling safespace college people judge all these old geezers from a millenial P.C. fauxwoke nu feminist perspective, and endless pearl clutching and handwringing are still being done about his marrying his underage cousin, but even nowadays, in evangelical religious circles, the parents pretty much still tend to marry off their daughters at a young age, lotta religious people I know start courting their future wives when they are teens and marry ’em as soon as they turn 18, like it or not, let’s not pretend that only Jerry Lee or Elvis or even golden toilet blowhard bigoted Trump were these lone anomolies we’ve never seen before, I know people who are still focusing on cancelling Ike Turner when the Democrats are pushing for nucleur wars with China and Iran and Russia and groping their grannies at airports for freedom fries, and monitoring all your private business with big tech spy devices, and still actively trying to overthrow Cuba and Venezuela. Stop fretting about black comedians not being WEF woke transfriendly enough and start worrying about hollow identity poltics being used as a diversion to stoke division and keep you sperated from your neighbors while the rulers at the top fuck you all over and do it with a smiling Kenta cloth pink triangle Tibetan prayer flag, they/them pro noun, black lives matter bumpersticker-ya know? Aoc wept about border gulags under Trump, then helped fund them under Biden only changing their name to “overflow facilities” rather than “child cages”, said defund the police when it was Trump, superfunded the police aftyer their big psy op shitshow when misinformed, thank a kkkop, rightwing Maga people assembled to protest dubious election results at the Capital. Most people who are middle class, college indoctrinated gatekeepers don’t even know they’ve been manipulated and tricked, hoodwinked and propagandized-you sensitive university philosophers might have some gripe with Elvis or Jerry Lee for their typical attitudes of their time, but context, place, and era all matter, and way, way back in their day, and in that part of the country, they were pretty standard run of the mill fifties southern males, just way more talented than the rest. I’d be more worried about the House Of Saud or Gropey Joe if I was a shitlib safespacer. We Out Crowd rocknroll motherfuckers thank both Jerry Lee and D.H. for their integral, pioneeering service. I still love the story about Jerry Lee getting too fucked up pne time and driving his Cadillac convertible to the Graceland gates and hollering at Elvis that he was the Real King, and lookin’ for a showdown. “Donchu know you’re in MY neighborhood?!” (RIP)

“I don’t criticize Democrats cuz I side with Republicans, I criticize Democrats Cuz THEY side with Republicans.

Our fight is not Left/Right anymore, it is Us vs.Them. We have 2 corporate party’s that serve Wall St/War Machine/Corporations & crush everyone else.” (-Jimmy Dore)

“The west was never a democracy. A centuries-old class hierarchy with a rate of interest attached to all circulating currency. The west is capitalist and that’s the problem.” (-Gaz at Money Truth)

“The Ethiopians have had enough also.. The African people want the neoliberal monsters out!” (-Garland Nixon)

““Mass agreement, in my experience, both as a person and a journalist, is typically achieved at a cost to reality and truth.” (-Matt Taibbi)

“In liberal “democracies”, liberty is always conditional, this is a society on probation (parole) for “crimes” we haven’t committed yet.” (-Rafael Rodriguez)

“Freedom and democracy are totally contradictory to a Capitalistic society.

The two are the complete opposite of each other. 

They are as opposite as war and peace are.” (-James Poyner)

” Isn’t it crazy that even some of the most “progressive” members of the Democratic party who were once tapped to take on power have completely capitulated to it?” (-Craig Pasta Jardula)

“”We’re told we need to defeat Russia in Ukraine in order to preserve western values of freedom and democracy, and in order to facilitate that aim we’re getting less and less free speech. Less and less free thought. Less and less free press. Less and less democracy.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“‘In reality, those who best exemplify “western values” are the ones who are being most aggressively silenced & marginalized by western powers. The real journalists. The dissidents. The skeptics. The free thinkers. The peace activists. Those who refuse to bow down to their rulers'” (-Matt Aldarab)

“So the DHS should be abolished, right? Especially now that it’s been proven that it’s moving away from its original counterterrorism mandate and is now focused primarily on thought policing the online platforms much of the world uses for communication and information gathering?” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Propaganda is not just about telling lies, but also omitting countervailing facts. This allows Matt Duss

to pretend the only issue is “NATO expansion.” Imagine writing a 2500+ word piece on resolving Ukraine & not even mentioning the Donbas war. You can if your aim is apologia:” (-Aaron Mate’)

““Let’s fight for zero deforestation,” Lula says in first speech as president-elect. “Brazil is ready to resume its leading role in the fight against the climate crisis, protecting all our biomes, especially the Amazon Forest.” (-Jonathan Watts)

“”2022 is an insane year to be a critic of the empire. People are being censored for disputing official narratives about a war. Those who aren’t censored are being mobbed by astroturf trolling operations.”” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“AOC is spending for more time talking about Twitter than diplomacy and peace in Ukraine.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“I was a sucker for the Democrats “vote for us or democracy dies” messaging that they roll out every election.

It wasn’t until I looked beyond their rhetoric & paid attention to how they govern that I realized there is no democracy to save here. Both parties serve the oligarchy.” (-Ryan Knight)

“It is interesting & pathetic that democrats lament that economy is main concern of voters in both parties. Since democrat policies are firmly aligned with interests of most aggressive elements of ruling class – energy & military contractors – they have muted themselves on economy.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

If the Democrats lose to the worst GOP in history—a corporatist-crazed mega-antagonist of workers, patients, consumers, the environment and children—it would be due to how/when/where and on what subjects the Democrats campaigned. Dems have missed many opportunities.” (-Ralph Nader)

Do you think it’s a problem if a single corporation owns a huge percentage of the entire food system & had multiple charges against them of child labor/ slave labor/ tax evasion/ deforestation/ front companies/ & more? It exists. I can’t say the name but it rhymes with “Fargill” (-Lee Camp)

Margaret Kimberley on Twitter: “This pisses me off. AOC is one of the biggest frauds in US politics. But the right wing insist on giving her attention over BS. Don’t fall for it. She and the rest of “the squad” are useless. Don’t believe me? I have just two words: Ukraine letter. https://t.co/W4MANDS1cx” / Twitter

Ajamu Baraka on Twitter: “According to neocons pretending to be radicals who try to explain why the global South rejects alignment with the U.S./EU/NATO Axis of Domination on Ukraine, the best way to explain this is to conclude that these nations have surrendered to Cuba propaganda.” / Twitter

Chris Hedges on Twitter: “The Chris Hedges Report Podcast with Medea Benjamin on her book “War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict” on The Chris Hedges Report https://t.co/s2uqNY4wAs” / Twitter

Death of an Oracle – The Chris Hedges Report (substack.com)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6WA8OlJpUY

MintPress News on Twitter: “BREAKING: Former Pakistani Prime Minister has been shot in an attempted assassination. He was forced out of office by a US backed coup several months ago. https://t.co/P6uI4fKyKT” / Twitter

The Defender • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

Assange Defense on Twitter: “BREAKING: Pompeo and the CIA SUED for spying on lawyers and journalists at the Ecuadorian embassy. We will keep you updated as this develops. https://t.co/iqYXewbUCM” / Twitter

☀️👀 on Twitter: “again, this was the speech Lula gave right before he had to turn himself in on false corruption charges meant to block him from running for president last time. It’s incredible to watch how he came back from that instead of succumbing to despair. Amazing https://t.co/FxoSH76hJK” / Twitter

Shocking Details of Zionist Biological Warfare Against Palestinians Exposed (mintpressnews.com)

100,000+ Demand Global Moratorium on ‘Unlawful’ Surveillance Technology • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

The BBC’s Connections to the Conservative Party, and Unit 8200 Infiltrating Social Media, with Alan MacLeod (mintpressnews.com)

Haymarket Books (@haymarketbooks) / Twitter

Aaron Maté on Twitter: “Slandering me on Wikipedia is an understandable action given that detractors can point to zero articles that rebut anything I’ve ever said or written. Wanting to defame/silence me, but lacking any evidence or arguments, this gives them something to point to: https://t.co/dJphVcTFsQ” / Twitter

John Pilger on Twitter: “One of the most important TV documentaries in recent years is ‘The Labour Files’ broadcast by Aljazeera. It reveals the smear and fabrication campaign within the UK Labour Party that destroyed Jeremy Corbyn. Watch journalist Asa Winstanley: https://t.co/1UdBDNSpOR” / Twitter

LIVIN’ AFTER MIDNIGHT

Aint got cable here so that means a welcome break from all that redundant horror programming on Hulu and Net-Flix and even the banal beach bunnies party on drunk island shows I had been watching to escape the bloodshed. Reached back into the dark garage old music archives for an evening’s entertainment after many, many arduous and grueling long days of working and of yardwork laboring and packing and heave-hoing while relocating. We were watching an old Live Aid dvd we got cheap when Sam Goody record store was liquidating in my hometown of Maysville, Kentucky. Of course I love Adam Ant and George Michael and plenty more. Madonna and Steve Stevens doing the Beatles :Revolution” with the Thompson Twins was pretty lame, and I usually love Steve Stevens and the Thompson Twins and this was when McDonna was at her peak before her descent into all the crazy occultism. McCartney choosing to do “Let It Be” out of his extensive catalog of hundreds of songs to choose from seemed somehow insensitive, contrary to the main message of the day. Of course the bankers and evil capitalist governments and their puppet warlord rulers in impoverished nations made sure most of the money raised just went to weapons, fake foundations, the usual pockets lining secret society scumbags, you gotta smile about all the noise they made over Phil Collins flying from one contrinent to another on a super jet to play two songs in one day like that was the most heroic thing anyone’s ever done in human history. I used to really dig Geldof until his whole British tabloids war with Michael Hutchence, ya know? He somehow got a knighthood and the daughter fell in with the secret socities and ended up dead, awful shit, really. Tell me why I don’t like monarchs. Of course I still miss the neon hued/sunglasses at night/palm trees/cocaine.and champagne/surfboards/Van Halen/Creem Magazine/New Wave/MTV/Miami Vice Eighties and did not even mind the Billy Squire video for “Rock Me Tonight” that’s so frequently said to have ruined his career. “My Kinda Lover”, man, that’s a Cheap Trick level jam in my book. I like Billy Squire.”Everybody Wants You”. The highlight of Live Aid acts we watched, and many who performed did not consent to have their performances captured for posterity on this dvd or were edited out for reasons unknown, like Waylon Jennings, but JUDAS PRIEST really killed it that day. The Priest are getting some kinda musical excellence award from the creepy corporarte pyramid rawk hall this year and bringing in all the former members to participate in the big rockshow. It’s weird how the establishment used to frown upon Ozzy and Twisted Sister and Motley Crue and Ratt and any other heavy metal acts for using the pentegram or supposedly promoting devil worship, now all these crazy Rothchild Party-Met Gala-soldout elites and red carpet billionaires are using their propaganda media to actively promote devil worship, from all the lapdance/gangsta rap awards shows, Lil nas X to Elon Musk in his demon costume, it’s all ya see nowadays. McDonna,especially. Also, they used to bootcamp and detention hall us working class rebels and critical thinking dissenters who challenged their racist narratives and dress code violate us for even the faintest hint of Bowie Androgyny, now they use Net-Flix and Hulu and TikTok tell the kids they MUST receive hormone treatments and change their pro nouns for transpositivity or they’ll never be popular like the people on all those dozens of tv shows, so that’s a bit different, too. The whole point of my generation’s rebellion was no one should be shamed, excluded, abused, ridiculed, shamed, or harmed for being themself, or pressured into becoming something that ain’t just innately natural to them, or for wanting to express themselves creatively, which is every human being’s right, forever. That’s a mighty long, long way from evil insiders killing Prince for control of his home and his publishing and replacing music with lifestyle programming and manufacturing consent and non stop censorship and all these rich kid creepy Kardashians and Machine Gun Kellys with their bogus tv shows always glamorizing dummy wealth and spooky rituals and big titty surgeries. Remember all those covid clampdown era posh red carpet parties where the Obama and Kardashian friends did not have to wear the cotton face masks for “SCIENCE!”, but all the Help did? That was some crazy peak capitalism elitist abuse shit.

“It is not Wikileaks that the United States is afraid of. It is not Julian Assange that they are afraid of. What does it matter what I know? What does it matter what Wikileaks knows?… What matters is what YOU know.”  

– Julian Assange

“Scott Ritter is one of the the most reliable sources in the world for military/weapons analysis. Having been a UN inspector, he is meticulously precise, no bs. Please restore his account.” (Diane Sare, running for US Senate)

In my hometown, the musclebound metal dudes from rich suburbia with the big Marshalls who took karate and drove Trans Ams and shit all worshipped the Priest and covered their songs, but they’d punch me in the middle school hallways everyady for being “a fag”, which is kinda funny cause you know Rob Halford is gay. Hick richkid suburban metalheads in the midwest still suck so bad. I was not really into Judas Priest as a kid at bible school in Kentucky but because the anti rock crusading authoritarian fanatics made such a stink about ’em being demonic, it kinda turned the taboo to eleven, made them more appealing really,. I always loved their clothes, but now I’m an old man, the music seems so tame really. Harmless pop jingles. Back then, it was like the heaviest shit in the world. Me and four or five other mulleted Marlboro Men would ride our stupid bikes around the dirt trails behind the Sharon Drove Inn, gleefully singing, “Breakin’ the law”…Breakin’ the law”… I kinda think it is glorious that Halford and Glenn are welcoming the ex bandmates back into the gang cause Blondie made such a stink outta keeping their old bandmates at arm’s length even though they all made it together ya know there was acrimony and lawsuits, and they refused to forgive n forget for old time’s sake which was sad. I love Blondie. Also really dig Frank Infante. I think that Hall Of Fame’s a big sham, anyway, ya know? Who cares about McDonna or Billy Joel or James Taylor? But get over your own stench of super stardom, ya know? Even Iggy eventually reunited the fucking Stooges and that was the right thing to do, if you ask me, from ages twenty to forty all I wanted to do was reunite tha band, but then I found out how much the band had changed. I’m one of those cats who loves a happy ending, man, how sad was it that Van Halen never got to reunite the classic lineup when Ed died? They were in negotiations but they fucked around too long with Spammy Hagar. And Wolfgang, God love ‘im, the fans wanted Michael Anthony not some nepotism bullshit family business promotion. I dunno what Dave’s doing-is he in retirement? He’s been rerecording old Van Halen songs lately and I think he sounds great in spite of wrongheaded internet cahtter but Motley Crue grabbed his ace collaborator John 5 to replace Mick Mars. Why do you think Roth has never reconvened the Eat ‘Em & Smile Band? Vai was perfect for him. Just go play “Damn Good” or “Perfect Timing”. I been out there puttering around my new secret hideout this morning, going through old boxes, lookin’ at all my childhood things. I’m gonna need another major wooden bookshelf I think and some help hammering nails to get these old frames hung and aso my old lady’s help with the big tapestries, but overall, it’s coming together beyond my initial hopes or expectations. My son said he spotted a bluebird this morning in the yard. I was chatting with one of my earliest real creative collaborators this morning about how our wildest rocknroll dreams never quite came true and he said maybe it was partly cause he was never willing to move to L.A. or live in a bad van with stinky dudes, but ya know, man, I was, and I also never made it, and I did all that. I think he did alot better than me, but I’m still here, still writing songs, as long as there’s life, ya know ya can’t stop dreaming. The future is unwritten in the words of the oracle.I met some crazy eccentric artisan last night and her work was intoxicatingly original and inspired and enchanting a real feast for the eyes, I had dismissed her as just another privileged Karen but was astounded by her visual artowrk, very much in my own gypsified psychedelic opim den aesthetic. Too cool. sometimes I’m too quick to judge because of a lifetme of disappointments and poseur fraud letdowns,.Frequently though, when I do override my own first instinct, I get the business from all these money having power seekers and status climbing backstabber plaigirists, so ya know, I stay pretty guarded and removed from the rabble as much as I can these days. I wrote to one of my always cherished old friends like a month ago and ya know he never even wrote me back. People Suck in Ratrace Murkkka. My new neighbors got electronic gates and surveillance cameras, and down the other way, it’s all like deep squalor, junkyard poverty, meth culture. My kid’s into old video games like I’m into old music. He’s thinking about gaming consoles and I’m thinking about Echo & The Bunnymen. Life’s a big fuckin’ mystery ta me, man. I don’t know shit. Just never trust the sociopathic powerful to be your friendly science saviors for transrights philanthropy, ya know? They always, always got some diabolical shit up their sleeves behind the smiley faced marketing campaigns.It’s November 2022 as I type this but you will not read it for a long time to come. As Bob Dylan sang, “people are crazy and times are strange”.

“The US is a terrorist state.

Israel is a terrorist state.  

Both are engaged in LITERAL occupations that receive a fraction Ukraine receives from Western “cruise missile” leftists.

Midterm elections are super important! It’s a time where Americans choose which of the two parties will increase the U.S. military budget, subsidize corporations at the expense of the poor, and escalate potential nuclear conflict with Russia and China.  

U.S. democracy at work! The Left Lens will be LIVE in 15 minutes to discuss Kyle Kulinksi’s problematic Ukraine take and new evidence that the world stands with Russia and China over the West.” (Danny Haiphong)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9gZGIadQrw&feature=emb_title

You are Free (Except to Speak Truth to Power) in America – Fair Observer

CovertAction Bulletin: What is the Deep State? | CovertAction Magazine

The War On Dissent – Bitcoin Magazine – Bitcoin News, Articles and Expert Insights

The Four Horsemen Welfare Boogie – YouTube

Original Judas Priest Guitarist Ernie Chataway Dies of Cancer (ultimateclassicrock.com)

Jesus Was Also Palestinian, Artist Reminds Us (mintpressnews.com)

Epic Drought Hits US, Solutions Ignored (mintpressnews.com)

Haymarket Books (@haymarketbooks) / Twitter

Destroying Western Values To Defend Western Values (substack.com)

FLIES ON FIRE

Okay kids, here’s another cool as fuck band that never gets enough accolades or attention. The glorious sounds of FLIES ON FIRE! I remember when I’d go to visit my oldest kid back in Ohio where they manufacture the fratboys, his mom had introduced me to these velvet clad ultra glam guys from Dayton who had a band called Heroin Sweet Heroin and the drummer had a Dr. Seuss tattoo and looked and dressed just like Brent Muscat from Pussycat and I think he went onto play with Dee Dee’s Chinese Dragons, anyways, they got me into Flies On Fire while we were auditioning various guitar players for a group the bassist wanted to call Rehab Dolls. Many years later, I briefly dated his ex girlfriend who was besties with all my Detroit friend’s girlfriends cause it’s a small world after all, she was a cool chick. I liked both of those Dayton guys alot but one of ’em was married and kinda being pressured to step up and provide for his family joining the military and becoming a cop or some shit, I think he kinda left rocknroll and went the other way, ya know, that was happening a lot back in the grunge years. We were really hustling to find the right guitar players and attempting to write songs in somebody’s grandmother’s basemnt, i still some tapes we made down there, but sadly, as usual, we never found the right combination of people to ever really get anything off the ground. One guy we tried out who had a real cool Bryan Gregory from the Cramps sorta rockabilly style, he went on to fame and fortune in some faraway lands with some former CBGB’s also rans, I remember him showing up when I was down on my luck and being real self destructive, living in some stripper’s attic doing drugs after a painful breakup and totally gloating abusively about how successful he was and how popular he got with the local trendies.I was only half conscious at the time, but he really rambled on and on, let me have it, somehow he’d decided I done him wrong by not overnight getting him signed to a major label or something, like I was the one stopping him or something, it was of course, all in his head, I barely knew the guy, but he wanted to be in with the popular richkid scenester locals who I was in some conflict with over the chick who left me. He was straightup telling me I was a loser and a drunk and a badguy and a failure who’d never never amount to anything and how he was just the greatest guitar player of all time and I should’ve kissed his ass while I had the chance or some shit like that. It was like something straight out of the “I Wanna Rock” video, only it was bizarrely, absurdly, a guitarist(!?) who was yelling all the authoritarian abuse and hate speech, “YOU”RE WORTHLESS AND WEAK!”, he repeatedly bellowed, at length, like I still that might have been a real peak moment for that guy, probably still treaured on his own internal highlight reel. One of those kinda hot rod guys with the sideburns and brand new eightball and 13 neck tattoo who came around in the Zeke and Nashville Pussy era, kinda with a senselessly mean streak, a total bully aggressor. I’d been hard partying for days, well, probably more like months, was kinda groggy and half lidded and barely standing up on the stairs so I just let him say his thing and he seemed to feel somehow better about himself, swaggered ever so proudly and confidently away, like some kinda record collector big bad wolf. I ended up playing with another dude just like that in my next band, a friend of a friend, all the insufferable, insanely abusive, drill sargeant wannabe bad breath blowhards are all from fucking Rush Limbaugh, Ohio. Never understood how those kinda jock mentality guys ever even drifted into punk rock music to start with, but by the mid nineties, they were takin’ over-the revenge of the jocks and rednecks and dickhead bullies and bullshit richkid collector, preppie private school types.People are weird, I blame the dominant imperialist monoculture propaganda programming. but Flies On Fire, baby, now that was some ace rocknroll, in my book.I’m still on the outside but spend less and less time really lookin’ in, I kinda got backstage a couple times and never dug the In Crowd much at all.

An Inconvenient Opinion from Europe (substack.com)

taseenov on Twitter: “The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 is the legislative “game changer” that likely made things like Russiagate possible by removing the ban on (legal) state psychological war on US people. Yet most US people have no idea. Great piece by @_whitneywebb https://t.co/oqcYtkjaVo” / Twitter

Middle East Eye on Twitter: “US podcast host @kthalps said she was fired from her role at The Hill TV after she recorded a video monologue calling Israel an apartheid state. Here’s what she had to say https://t.co/OlULmPwynW” / TwitterMiddle East Eye on Twitter: “US podcast host @kthalps said she was fired from her role at The Hill TV after she recorded a video monologue calling Israel an apartheid state. Here’s what she had to say https://t.co/OlULmPwynW” / Twitter

Politicians Make Black People the Face of Crime | Black Agenda Report

Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation (theintercept.com)

“If you were going to cheat, this is exactly what you’d say. And this is the most artificially propped up POTUS in my lifetime. I have no idea how he won against two guys who were filling stadiums. They should have to prove he won.” (-John Dissed)

“Remember how in 2016 & 2020 you “voted out fascism” to “preserve democracy,” yet here we are inches away from nuclear war?” (-Fiorella Isabel)

“Ukraine maintains a hit list that has journalists on it, including some Americans.” (-Black In The Empire)

ABC News on Twitter: “Biden: “There are candidates running for every level of office in America…who won’t commit to accepting the results of the elections that they’re running in. That is the path to chaos in America. It’s unprecedented, it’s unlawful, and it’s un-American.” https://t.co/zjb0HKYZXB https://t.co/2gurtrmCJ0” / Twitter

Documents Reveal that NATO Was Rehearsing for an Amphibious Assault on Eastern Ukraine Using Ukrainian Naval Bases Acquired in Agreement with the UK | CovertAction Magazine

Revolutionary Blackout Network (@RevBlackNetwork) / Twitter

Sabby Sabs on Twitter: “I’ll be LIVE tonight at 8pm ET discussing, BRIAHNA JOY GRAY ATTACKED, HILLARY CLINTON ADMITS IT, KAMALA CONFRONTED, QUESTION 4 YT: https://t.co/Ae25qmoXyP Rok;https://t.co/o4icIQF656 https://t.co/ljtmR87VxG” / Twitter

Leaked Documents Reveal Homeland Security’s ‘Expansive’ Influence Over Social Media Censorship • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

Mind control: The metaverse may be the ultimate tool of persuasion – Vigilant Links

OLDER I GET, THE MORE I UNDERSTAND WHY SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE GIVE UP ON THIS UNJUST BULLSHIT FAKE SOCITY AND GO INTO DEEP SECLUSION.

Man, I woke up today and everything hurt-the arthiritic hands from scrubbing toilets and painting, the bad back from too much lifting and even worse bending, the old knees. I feel like a real geezer.  Aint heard from summa my deeply beloved family memebers for too long-that’s like a constant, nagging knife in the side. Aint got no landline yet and I don’t personally care to fool much with those Star Trek I-phone surveillance communicators, so I can’t look in on other ailing family members, it’s getting cold again, we tried to rescue a feral cat, took her to the vet, she’s out in the garage, I gotta get off the hypnoscreen and feed all those felines and get ready fopr another hard day. You know what helps me get through it all-it’s the same strategy I used way back when the juvie authorities tried to break my spirits with collective punishment/peer pressure psychology, degrading humiliations and weeks without my glasses shivering in a cement cell in solitary confinement with just my underwear. I play whole albums in my mind while I grunt through the anguishing hours. Today, I’ll probably be playing, “The Low Road”. I can’t say no. I can’t say no.

The Beasts Of Bourbon, are of course, the greatest band on the planet, even just the remnants.

Beasts of Bourbon – “Drop Out” – YouTube

Beasts of Bourbon- I don’t care about nothing anymore – YouTube

Beasts of Bourbon – Execution Day – YouTube

Beasts Of Bourbon – Live Phoenician Club Sydney – December 1991 & April 1992 – YouTube

NEWS, SPORTS & WEATHER DESK:

RFK Jr. interviews investigative journalist Whitney Webb on the ‘deliberate coverup’ of Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein’s relationship + more – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)

Facebook Hired Ex-CIA, FBI Agents to Censor Content That Deviates From Official Narrative • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

Glaring Western Hypocrisy on Human Rights in Africa: Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo | Black Agenda Report

GOD BLESS THE CHILDREN OF OUR BEASTS OF BOURBON 

Beasts Of Bourbon – Rest In Peace – YouTube

Beasts Of Bourbon – Words From A Woman To Her Man – YouTube

beasts of bourbon – YouTube

Beasts of Bourbon “The Day Marty Robbins Died” – YouTube

Beasts Of Bourbon – Words From A Woman To Her Man – YouTube

CEPI: The Vaccine Cartel’s SPECTRE (substack.com)

Leaked documents: British spies constructing secret terror army in Ukraine – The Grayzone

“Make Peace Non-Partisan” – GOP House Candidate Joe Kent – The Grayzone

Christina Applegate needs walking sticks; Kathy Griffin’s voice damaged by lung cancer surgery; Tyler Reddick pulls out of race; Carseat Head Rest cancels tour; Brazilian journalist keels over on TV (substack.com)

Ukrainian First Lady Zelenska ordered The Grayzone’s Web Summit cancellation – The Grayzone

PHOTOS: Ethically challenged OAS Chief Almagro canoodles aide following Venezuela regime-change junket – The Grayzone

DiedSuddenly (@whodiedsuddenly) / Twitter

beasts of bourbon whats got into him – YouTube

Well, the clock on the clubhouse wall says it’s time for me to go and get ready for another day of oh, my aching back grumbling at the heave-ho saltmines, my brothers and sisters and friends of the revolution. I ‘m sending you all my good vibes, I know these are hard times for sensitive free thinking soulful motherfuckers, but I believe in youse. STAY WILD! STAY FREE! 

GUTTER GOSPEL: BILL HICKS, ECHO, WORLD AT A GLANCE, 39 STEPS, FLAMING LIPS VS. CHAINSAW KITTENS, CCR MOVIE, ONLY ONES, FLESH FOR LULU, FIGHT CENSORSHIP BY AMPLIFYING DISSIDENT VOICES, BILL GAGE & CHEATER SLICKS!

WHITEY WARPIG THINKS YOU ARE STUPID AS FUCK

“In a mind-blowingly hypocritical speech at the UN, Biden (a strong supporter of the Iraq War) declared: “If nations can pursue imperial ambitions without consequences, we put at risk everything this institution stands for” I fact-checked his absurd lies.” (-Ben Norton)

Stream episode Episode 249: Worldwide Webb [trailer] by TrueAnon podcast | Listen online for free on SoundCloud

Dick Cheney Was a Way More Effective “Threat to Our Republic” Than Donald Trump (jacobin.com)

When the Mob Tried to Whack Dennis Kucinich (jacobin.com)

“Despite Russia’s clear RED lines, the West has been blaming Russia & painting Putin as the villain, saying his intervention was “unprovoked.” But recently NATO admitted that it DID have plans to expand along the eastern flank YEARS ago longer before 2022.” (-Fiorella Isabel)

Momodou ✊🏿 on Twitter: ““We serve you to only to fill the emptiness and loneliness of your own society” If you do one thing today, watch this speech by Colombia’s president at the UN. 1/2 https://t.co/8V6maR8VUZ” / TwitterMomodou ✊🏿 on Twitter: ““We serve you to only to fill the emptiness and loneliness of your own society” If you do one thing today, watch this speech by Colombia’s president at the UN. 1/2 https://t.co/8V6maR8VUZ” / Twitter

BILL HICKS

“The puppet on the right shares my beliefs, the puppet on the left is more to my liking. Hey…there’s one guy holding up both!”

“This is where we are at right now, as a whole. No one is left out of the loop. We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions. A world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin, where division is key and unity is fantasy, where the ego-driven cleverness of the mind is praised, rather than the intelligence of the heart.

If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. And what can this tell you about American culture? Well, look at the drugs we use. Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.”

No one can give you any answers. There aren’t any. You have to discover for yourself-you must learn to navigate the mystery.Bill Hicks

SOMEONE SHOT NOSTALGIA IN THE BACK

I’m getting ready to move, but it’s like hurry up and wait cause so much has to be done, boots on the ground wise and via other people before I can start packing up the truck, Beverly Hillbillies style, as is my custom, and lightin’ out for greener pastures. ‘Had a hard time sleeping last night, got too much to worry about between all the gouging by the corporations at the grocery store, a family member’s medical crisis, a sometime employer’s many health problem delays, always some kinda unexpected setbacks and bureaucracy red tape, malfunctioning appliances, renegotiated terms, all kindsa shit goin’ on, that makes it hard for an impatient, right now kinda action man like me who would much rather do it, than talk about it some more. You ever notice how the richer motherfuckers are, the more they like to philosophically weigh every option in the catalog, consult their horoscope, double check the weather, visit their massage therapist, and listen to themselves talk about every option on the menu, and when the food comes, they’re always mad they didn’t order what the table next to them are having, and usually end up somehow finding a way to blame the waitress to justify their callous mistreatment of workers and still ’em on the tip? Me and the wife have been working as light landscapers, ranch hands, assistants, gardeners, housecleaners and shit movers, for a couple of different AirBandB owners and other employers. Main thing all these different people have in common is they aint really interested in getting shit done, finding solutions, or paying the least money out to contractors and shit as they are in feeling like visionaries having important William Blake like visions about where to put their stuff. I have not been around rich people in about twenty years, I’ve been avoiding them on purpose because they all seem so flakey unreliable, delusional, narcissistic and entitled. I always get hurt or burned by them so I kinda believe it is better not to be very involved with very many of these crazy fucking people. One dude I made the mistake of interacting with promptly pivoted straight to how can he monetize my creative works and exploit my shit for money. That’s how these nutty capitalists think: how can they liquidate and commodify your existence for their own personal profit or vanity brands? I’ve never been good at taking shit and pretending it feels good, and that is the only actual relationship being offered by the wealthy ranchers in the big compounds overflowing with unused stuff and long neglected weeds and shit. Even when I was a small kid, accompanying my car dealer grandfather to the Country Club. on Thursday nights, I never liked the way middle class people talk down to The Help. Same thing at the smalltown morning donut shop where all the businessman gathered for coffee each day. I knew as a kid, my solidarity was with the waitresses and dishwashers and not the big wheel stuffed shirt showoffs stiffing them. I would not want to be rich at this point. I would like to see my kids more often and I’d like to make records with a band, but I do not want to become one of those assholes I see treating humans badly and waiting for other people to die, so they can sell their property and spend their money. That’s so gross to me. I do not worship rich people or mistake property for virtue. That’s the real standoff between me and society, me and any kinda participants in the pay to pay modern music scenes. I’d say the biggest difference between me and my ex friends is I don’t suck up to rich people. I don’t believe in it. Also won’t hang my head down low and grovel in shame for being poor. I love poor people-some of the best people I’ve ever known have been poor. Just because you inherit some shit from your criminal bloodsucking capitalist millionaire parents don’t make you smarter or cooler, or sexier or groovier, or morally superior to anyone else. People I used to be friends with lost the fuckin plot and sadly gave up the ghost and dedicated their lives to eatin’ shit for the privileges of sorority membership: so long as they could keep soft jobs and high five joiner privilege. I’m not like that, and never will be. I got an old song that goes, “I’ll never live like the other half”. 

A close friend of mine similarly works for a rich lady who owns all kindsa shit she got from her excessively well to do parents-she might think she’s a lot more highbrow, scientific, harder working, more virtuous, arty, intellectual, or bitchen than we are, cause she has all that stuff, and is accustomed to controlling people with her parent’s moolah, and buying their silence in her luxurious egomaniacal orbit, a whole lot like a long gone ex girlfriend of mine, funny thing is, both she and I are bohemian eighth grade dropouts, who went gypsying around and living by our wits from a young age. Only difference is, I never had no fuckin’ credit card or safety net to dip into, when things went bad. Once or twice, in the Bowery and on the Sunset Strip, I asked a relative for emergency money, we’re talkin two hundred dollars, and they still seem to hold it against me, over thirty years later-like that once needing ground support at sixteen or twenty somehow narrowly, one dimensionally defines me as a flawed and insufficient person–people just aint that cool in this me, first , I Me Mine, ratrace culture. That ex girlfriend of mine I mentioned earlier who hoarded all her surplus wealth and $1000 a night salary, just never learned to share-not without some guaranteed quid pro quo bigass profit motive. It’s the same with soldout/got old musicians, they don’t wanna help make cool music or create lasting memories, so much as they wanna make money. It’s all about the filthy lucre, aint it? I think it was Gore Vidal who said that Murkkkans cared more about seeing other people lose than mere winning. I see how the winners can’t even taste the booze of victory-they are all insatiable hungry ghosts with piles and piles of objects but no real serenity or satisfaction. 

   So anyways, the rich old lady my friend used to care for’s in an old folks home with dementia and incontinence, and her other relatives want nothing to do with her trustee, since she showed her hand, only wanting control of the big shitpile of inheritance money, and now, her other former longtime cowboy handyman employee is dying of the Bad C, so yeah I guess me and her are sorta begrudgingly bartering some. I don’t mind pitching in and helping her, cause she is disabled, and can’t move or lift heavy shit but really, I just ain’t so good at role playing that flattering asskiss suckup script she’s accustomed to, from her blue collar helpers; so I dunno how it’s gonna go, from here. She never stops talking, interrupts all my responses, and it’s all a crazy narrative about how academic and wise and wonderful and enlightened she is, also how stupid and incompetent all her workers are and how hard it is to get good help these days, “nobody wants to work”, they all say, some shit they were programmed with on the tv-all these different bosses with the never ending yapping, holy shit, man, that’s just like my kid with the Autism. I’m already kinda bitchy about being talked down to, or insultingly micromanaged by someone who aint probably any smarter than I am, really. Remember when McDonna started speaking with the hoity toity fake British accent? Just like that. Money people are nuts. I get why they never like me for long. I did have a love for my ex girlfriend the heiress’s more genuine and vulnerable side, she was one of those people who were born with a perfect face,  but by age fifty, the meanness is starting to show, she really only loved power and control, prestige and comfort and ultimately, money. Lately I’ve been laboring for one of those people who puts you in high risk situations like with poisonous spiders and shit that’s really too heavy for one person to move. The ownership society capitalist hierarchy people just suck so bad. “Stakeholders”, they call themselves. “Investors”. This one’s my favorite: “Job Creators”.

I’m up early, as is my habit in my old age, listening to the rooster crow, having some coffee, still missing cigarettes, thinking about how to retell old stories with new rhymes and melodies, wishing I had some alcohol, “some weird sin just to relax with”, convenience store does not even open for another half hour here. There’s always gonna be ten scheming, get rich quick business owners all covered with body tattoos, talking about how they’re gonna turn some sleepy, depressing, faded graveyard into NEON LIT HOLY SHIT HIPSTER CHIC BROOKLYN OVERNIGHT! Women here seem to belong to witchy UFO new age cults and predominantly live behind big silver fences with their hot tubs and packs of dogs, there aint that many of ’em. So whenever dudes are talkin’ to me, they’re lookin’ at my old lady-even the American Indian Movement dude I really, really liked. Men here, drive like fools, do not bathe or shave, or wash their clothes, except I guess, when they get in the stinky river for their own reasons. Some of ’em embrace the sleeps with the dogs life also, but I ended up next door to the guy who hates animals. Keeps stealing my cats. It still beats honky suburbia. Or three grand a month, douchey, hipster-hip big city rents.

A long time ago, I lived in the dreadful, loathsome, depressing Midwest where they manufacture the Ken & Barbies, it was some kinda hut-two flag waver cargo shorts hell. Like war, all the time. One of many ways they tortured us, was with bad music-even in the 80’s, with all that beautiful stuff to choose from, the concentration camp speakers crackled non stop with fucking Sussudio and Lionel Richie, Rick Astley and that overplayed Animotion song. They loved to take a song and play it to death like that fucking John Waite tune, “I Aint Missin You”. They played that motherfucker so many times, your mom knows about it. I liked his other song from back then, “Change”, ‘tried to get my black clad, hairsprayed, hate drunken, surly punk band to let me cover it, but they were all too macho I think, to really hear what the song was alla bout. Even now, still to this day. Sometimes, I think they missed the whole point of punk. They think it has something to do with joining ’em if you can’t beat ’em and hazings and initiations and diplomas and sports competition-tackling your opponent, following rules for pat on the hed good doggie treats, or doing stupid human tricks to compliantly please more popular people’s conservative sports moms by bragging about property,  or talking about your collections of records and plastic bagged ancient magazines stuffed into multiple art book spare rooms that no one is allowed to touch. I talk to people in the desert nowadays and it’s always about their possessions, if they are male-the jeep, the ranch, the truck, the RV, the fucking cattle they inheried with their big belt buckles. Or their Double Stuffed, Special Secret Magic, intuitive, Reincarnated Cleopatra comin’ at ya, new age psychic ESP powers and hot springs astrology AirBand rental properties, if they are female. Or voting Democrat, cause she loves the Clintons, for feminism. I don’t fit in with ’em, I’m usually there just nodding along but in my head, I’m thinking about Assata Shakur and Fred Hampton and Leonard Peltier and John Trudell, or my dead friends, long lost former bandmates, legendary children, and Echo & The Bunnymen. Ya know?

 WORLD AT A GLANCE

   One supremely cool, heartfelt  80’s pop band who never got enough credit or airplay in my book was a band called World At A Glance I remember from seeing on MTV’s 120 Minutes Sunday Might Tv Show. I thought their song was sensational and they had a brilliant frontman named David Ilku, a real edgy guitarist named Michael Lawrence, on drums, Dougie Brown and on bass Thaddeus Castanis. They reminded me variously of the Front, the Furs, Duran, Lions & Ghosts, Japan, Simple Minds, U2, Inxs. Why aren’t there any good original bands like that anymore? I dunno, man, but this song “Burning Out”‘s still great in my book! Maybe it’s just cause that was my era, ya know the kinda music that was popularized when I was young and head over heels in love and hoping to become a cult band like the Cult, but I sincerely love everything about that band, WORLD AT A GLANCE. Slick production by Chris Lord-Alge gave it that collegerock/electropop feel like early Inxs records-the new wave ones, before they broke into Murkkka top forty with stadium funk and sappy ballads. I’ll probably look for a hard copy of their album or cassette online if I ever get some money. This is the kindof music I imagined my old bassplayer Bobby, the James Dean lookalike wouldbe major label rockstar frontman was making in Columbus with his bands, the Healers and Shine. I keep hoping someone will post his performances or demos to youtube, but almost nothing has surfaced since his death thusfar. I lost touch with the guy for twenty years-they said he had become a bartender at Andy’s Treehouse and then, worked at a factory and played golf and drank with 9-5 people from his old high school. Damn, this life really has become like a fast forwarded VHS video tape. In my mind I can see Me, Mitch and Bobby in my mom’s kitchen, wearing spiked bracelets and leather crosses, gang-singing “Nights Are So Long” like it was yesterday, or up in the corny preppie nightclub DJ booth, Bobby spinning MTV eighties college rock for  the mainstream Barbies and baseball cap smalltown paying regulars. We had set out to create our own new wave and post punk together as youngsters. He went away to sing covers with a band called Who’s Drivin’, I stupidly moved to Boston and continued to write sorta catchy original gutter punk with my scroungy, empty pocketed  hoodlum friends. I really miss this kindof pop music and will probably die trying to resume making my own versions of it. Hard to find suitable collaborators in the old age-nobody remembers the old new wave. I’m still koo koo for 39 Steps and the Bolshoi and Gene Loves Jezebel and Duran Duran-ya know what I mean? I saw a heavily tattooed, muscle car driving, Carnie Danzig lookalike in the checkout line wearing sunglasses at eight in the morning but he’s a Masonic capitalist gentrification land baron, so even if he can play guitar or knows about the Sex Pistols or whatever, we really aint got much in common. Kinda on opposite sides of the culture war. Met a real butch Sunday matinee moshpit dude from Jersey named Thomas who had Clash and Motorhead tattoos and an Agnostic Front t shirt but he does not play an instrument, we are both former punk band vocalists. God bless ‘im. It’s hard cause I got all this mowing and planting and moving and weeding to do, but in my heart of hearts, all I wanna do is sing for a trashy, in your face confrontational, full contact revolution-punk band and record more original songs from the heart. It shouldn’t be so hard, but all the surviving ex punks joined some fuckedup status quo wannabe popular belonger hierarchy.

39 STEPS 

I LOVE this Canadian new wave band-they were kinda like Iggy Pop and the Cult! They had that Billy Duffy gothic psychedelic guitar sound! Chris Barry’s seventies kid punk band the 222’s opened for Teenage Head at max’s Kansas City and stuff like that. Reminded me of my outcast high school friends. I mean before I introduced them to my other friends and they became sports bar honcho, frat rock celebrities.

FLAMING LIPS VS CHAINSAW KITTENS

I liked the first couple of Flaming Lips records back when they were a scuzzy psychedelic Charlie Manson and Alice Cooper influenced, van travelling little band from Norman Oklahoma, I liked their lyrics, their acidhead image-later on in the 90210 era they got too Lollapalooza rich and overproduced mainstream joke band for me and I’m not into that dead dog Miley Cyrus shit at all, but when they were a little nowhere band, they did like dry ice and strobe lights and bad heavy metal covers to piss off the ROTC generic jock pseudo punks, I thought that was kool. I remember all the camo clad suburbans in the combat boots and flight jackets LEFT THE CLUB in protest of the Flaming Lips having long hair and being too earsplittingly loud rocknroll. My friends and I were also into sorta shakin’ up the status quo so we kinda enjoyed all their loud, noisy hellraising. We made friends with them that night and they invited us to open for ’em in their hometown. We never did do that-everybody in my group was really nailed down to their deadend dayjobs and high school shit back then, and about half the band were just really not ready to leave town. So I stayed there with ’em as long as I could, trying unsuccessfully to motivate them into moving to Hollywood or NYC to pursue music in a bigger way. I think only two of us regularly did acid back then. 

Scratching The Door and Seeing the Unseeable: Flaming Lips, the early years | Dangerous Minds

Everybody knows I hated grunge. Just not my scene at all. Did not like the look, the nasally singing, the macho bluster and buzzkill bad vibes, the formulaic going through the motions of imitating bands like Happy Flowers, Killdozer and the Pixies who’d been around for years only impressing know nothing jocks who never heard any genuine punk rock with their so called “originality”. I was not into the hesher-metal Ethyl Merman Alice In Chains and Stone Temple Pilots corporate headbanger “Spooky Tarzan” posturing, Eddie Vedder’s wounded beagle voice, or any of the generic fratboy college cows who infiltrated the underground scene with their awful parents fucking money. One Norman Oklahoma band that arrived late in the fake-indie alternative era that was still almost begrudgingly semi weirdo new wave enough for me was the Chainsaw Kittens. They made some pretty decent records that were like, at least, making an effort to be entertaining, ala the Dandy Warhols, Smashing Pumpkins, Brainiac, any of the poppier Alt bands that weren’t just all shirtless Christ posing in workboots and suicide note smack lyrics and swampy gloom. 

But really I’m not into any “Alternative”. I still like punk rock mostly.

and some sleazy glam:

 SPORTS DESK

“When Mike Bloomberg sings your praises, there might be a problem with your brand of leftism” (-Whitney Webb)

Marjorie Cohn: The Aftermath of 9-11 Lives On + Ray McGovern and Jason Leopold: 9/11 Not an “Intelligence Failure” + Ralph Nader on 9/11: The Empire’s Overkill + Abby Martin: 9/11 and the Belligerent Empire – Dandelion Salad (wordpress.com)

Biden Extends George Bush’s 9/11 “National Emergency” After Creation Of DOJ Task Force To Combat Domestic Terrorism – Activist Post

Opinion | The Military to American Youth: You Belong to Me | Robert C. Koehler (commondreams.org)

Kim Iversen: WEF Is Marching Us Toward a Life of Passive Obedience • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

The “American Experiment” Is Dying. What Will Replace It? by Rainer Shea – Dandelion Salad (wordpress.com)

“The mainstream media carefully never mentions the “shadow bank” that owns much of the world. It’s no coincidence that this asset management firm is one of the top stake holders in every large mainstream media corporation & every large social media platform.” (-Lee Camp)

Shared post – This Is Who Owns The World (locals.com)

“A Princeton study revealed the bottom 90% of earners in U.S.—which is the vast majority of the people—have zero impact on policy. Remember this when either ruling class party begs for your vote or money. Don’t give it to them. They don’t represent anyone except their rich donors.” (-Ryan Knight)

“I’d like to formally request that this month’s stipend for Ukraine goes to Puerto Rico and also to the American Houseless population.” (-Just Maureen)

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” (- Franklin D. Roosevelt)

 “Someone tell Hillary Clinton that no matter how many photo ops she does with celebrities, she will always be hated for being a war criminal and known as the joke who lost to Donald Trump.” (Revolutionary Blackout Network)

“Russia’s mobilization is based on the fact that NATO has from the outset sought a permanent proxy war in Ukraine. Those who cheered for NATO belligerence will reap what they sow.” (-Danny Haiphong)

The Chris Hedges Report Podcast with John Shipton, Father of Assange (substack.com)

“”Today’s ruling shows that Hubbard County cannot repress Native people for the benefit of Enbridge by circumventing the law” (—Wiona LaDuke)

‘David Beat Goliath’ as Line 3 Water Defenders Win Protective Ruling (commondreams.org)

winona laduke – Twitter Search / Twitter

The US Empire Is Accelerating Toward Global Conflict On Two Fronts – Caitlin Johnstone

KID CONGO POWERS: DREAMING ABOUT LUX & POISON IVY, JEFFREY LEE PIERCE AND SEAN DELEAR (pleasekillme.com)

Press Release: Rank & File Group Urges Mass Picketing Wednesday (constantcontact.com)

https://buff.ly/3qMYgNw

WHERE THE NEONS TURN TO WOOD

“Maybe you don’t understand it

But if you’re a natural man
You got to ball and have a good time

And that’s what I call chooglin’” (-Fogerty)

I’m retreating farther away from capitalists and the cut throats cause I just can’t stand their bullshit culture of backstabbing and mutiny and ratrace competition, fuck those people. Always stressful starting new jobs, moving to new locations, saying goodbye to devils you know. I have no illusions of being free-I am still stuck on the plantation workin’ for the boss every night and day. At least I have less pig-media programmed crazies to fuck with nowadays than I once did. I know some of the haves on the hill with the surplus property, the gallery, the airbandb, the wall sized blown up billboard photos of their own fat faces, the constant juggernaut of vanity merchandise, the fancy oversized touring vehicles, and they aint even happy. At all. Aint that a bitch? Fought their way into the tall tower only to find out, that owning the Most Stuff aint it.  I remember when I was a kid, I mostly heard of Creedence Clearwater Revival, because they were selling their greatest hits album on the tv all the time. I was never into “Proud Mary”, but I do otherwise love me some old school Ike & Tina Turner. Anyways, it was the Hanoi Rocks cover of “Up Around The Bend” that really first ignited my interest in Fogerty’s songs, cause I vibed with the lyrics and thought they were at a Chuck Berry level of pure poetry. Next thing ya know, my favorite band, LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH did “Hey Tonight”. Cherry Bombz did “Traveling Band”. “Fortunate Son” was one of the great anti war protest songs-I’d gone to school with so many meathead dumbfuck rich kids and no matter what fuckedup shit they did, they were always falling up and being rewarded. Us poorer kids were all corralled into learning disability classrooms, or herded into military service, bootcamped  and probationed for wearing leather jackets or having crazy haircuts, or wearing a bit of black eye smudge, so I really deeply resonated with that one! If the Grateful Dead or any hippie jamband rocked as hard as “Down On The Corner”, I mighta liked that shit, but other than Canned Heat, I was just never into much of the reeferhead jam bands. Cats like Chris Isaak only wish they wrote “Born On The Bayou”, or that just me? Then, I started seeing “Old Man Down The Road” on MTV and wow, I dug that whole thing, too. I guess somewhere, deep inside, I always kinda knew I was gonna probably end up a hermit in the woods, if my rocknroll dream did not come true, and the problem with the rocknroll dream, is it was reliant on so many different moving parts, and then, you add in the pay to play culture, rehearsal space rental costs, ridiculous recording studio costs, the media monopoly bullshit agenda, and the Antirock Conspiracy, and here we are.

 Really enjoying that documentary about CCR. They were one of this country’s greatest bands, for sure. I’m pretty sure the Seattle band Green River took their name from the CCR song and certainly the fucking flannel shirts. I remember reading about how Fogerty would not play his own hits for years, because he felt so fucked over by his just out for themselves former bandmates, and some creepy hustler publisher who stole the monetized value of his songs. I got old and summa the same exact shit happened to me. Hard to do old songs, once other people kinda poison ’em, or cheapen ’em, or try to monetize ’em, or steal the copyrights. I get it. Hell, I’ll write better ones. It does take it outta ya though, when the people you thought were your friends were just hanging around waitin’ for a chance to steal your suitcase. Just so weird seein’ other people peddling the tunes you lived and wrote like they aint never even heard of you. Funny, ’cause when I google myself, to see if any video of my old bands has washed up on youtube or whatever, my name was appropriated, ALL MY OLD BANDS names have been copied by younger bands now, all of ’em. The tv show my friends and I did on cable access, somebody stole the name of that, on youtube too, AND like dozens of old tunes get performed by people who try to pass ’em off as their own, though it should be more than obvious that some rich gentrified yuppie deskjob dude did not write those songs about being heartbroken on the street or their friends all croaking from dope. I kind got this newish job as a part time ranch hand, ya know, whatever they need me to do, so I kinda just gotta wait around on call, and can’t get too involved with any of my own projects because I might have to work later today-usually moving stuff around really. Move this stack of wood from here to there, roll these heavy cement planters into the barn, move this fifties heavyass washing machine, weed whack that acre-paint this room–that kinda shit, but the money’s okay and I got a lot of expenses now, preparing to relocate. Gotta lotta packing done this morning, but you know how it is, the work is never ending. I always swing between dark depression and intense PTSD anxiety. One of my part time Bossladies called and said I gotta go tear down a bunch of rotten cardboard boxes covered with brown recluse and black widow spiders and remove some yard debris during my usual dinnertime. Me and the employer keep opposite hours but she gets to make the schedule. At least she’s into like, gardening, she’s gonna teach us how to grow our own food. We need to start gardening more caue the grocery is such a ripoff withh the post Covid Great Reset inflation bullshit. A ninety nine scent bottle of water is now a dollar seventy post plague and my idiot former peers just CHEER for more wra in the Ukraine, with China, with Iran, they are warpigs in pink wigs My kid’s going through a crazy med change and played hooky from his part time job, so he’s here talking non stop about karate, fireworks, ordering Chinese replicas of hype beast namebrand shoes. No mail came today, I’m crabby, wanna drink.

John Fogerty Reveals How Creedence Clearwater Revival Got Its Bayou Sound (thedailybeast.com)


Mark Twain’s Sympathies Lay With the Working Class (jacobin.com)

“Wondering how many funerals that I will attend of Black people close to me dying prematurely before so-called leftists in the U.S. will realize that racism is inseparable from the class struggle. I am on number five.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Every election Democrats tell us “democracy and basic human rights are on the ballot”—but when they have power they don’t actually fight for democracy or human rights. They fight for Big Business, the ruling class, and the military industrial complex just like the Republicans do.” (-Ryan Knight)

“BREAKING: Mass media still totally silent two weeks after UN Secretary General says world’s biggest carbon emitters (like the US military, for example) must drastically cut emissions starting now in 2022 if global climate catastrophe is to be averted.” (-CGoustin)

“I find it kind of funny I find it kind of sad. The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had.” (-Tears For Fears)

How Covert British Information Wars Target Russia, Threatening Civilians and Journalists (mintpressnews.com)

How the War Changed Overnight – Consortium News

CovertAction Bulletin: Whistleblower Exposes Apple’s Toxic Waste Cover-up, Secret Police Intimidation & Government Ties – CovertAction Magazine

Probe Shows Israeli Killing of Journalist ‘Deliberate’ as Family Turns to ICC (commondreams.org)

Bill Gates’ ‘Magic Seeds’ Won’t Solve World Hunger But Will ‘Create Ecological Disaster’ • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

Idiots Are Just Discovering That This War Is Dangerous: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix (substack.com)

The US’s Taiwan Policy Could Provoke Another Dumb and Dangerous War (jacobin.com)

International Day of Peace: End Racism, Build Peace (codepink.org)

CHANGES

It’s with a bit of  heavy heart that me and my peeps have realized it is time to mosey on down the road. Shady developers, psycho neighbors, city hall corruption, gentrifier delusions, all kinds of unwanted new traffic and a bridge being built on my deadend street against the wishes of every home owner on the block, are just some of the reasons we’ll be moving on, but this old trailer has been mostly good to us these past five years, other than one traumatizing incident involving a middle class predator we had the misfortune of interacting with. I just see lots of work ahead. I was listening to that sensational band, THE BOYS, this morning, and thinking about time and the aging process and the ongoing desire I have to put my tunes on tape. I did the roll call of former bandmates last week-you got the unemployable cat who relies on the kindness of strangers on permanent couch tour who I can not provide for with my dishwasher salary; the busy uptown millionaire with his personal assistants who aint really into music no more and has no time for me cause we aint into the same shit at all, he’s on his own solo trip now; about three guys who play in big fish in small pond local bands with well to do hipsters who bankroll all their shit who are already kinda spoken for; a lovable old writer who is a fine bassist but works for The Man; and a couple of hired gun salaried mercenary types who only showup for big money name bands. Couple other guys from Boston who used  to play music with my group are just too rich to wanna rock with us antisocial glamarchist types, any longer-they might like the Pogues or Tom Waits, but they got yachts and recording studios and rolling plantations, so they don’t really get where we’re coming from no more, if they ever faintly did-they mostly seem to exclusively socialize with their wives and parents. Cloistered country club people-a shame they choose to no longer consort with the permanently exiled poor white trash likes of myself now they are past their college slumming phase, though, cause they could actually play their instruments very well and were very capable producer-arranger-collaborators, high harmony background singers, they gave my sleazy ghetto trash punk rock some Beach Boys appeal. WE used to have a lotta laughs til the wives made ’em get serious about you know-real estate. I’m probably gonna resort to buying some drums and a bass and getting busy doing it myself, in the new garage, Mary Chain style. Everybody gets in to music for different reasons, ya know? Some for the girls, some for the money, some to fit in with rich people in the expensive imported leather clothes at the fat actor bar, the pretentious assholes who collected more Johnny Thunders picture discs than thou, some for the wild expression of human emotion. I would be in that final category. I’m still trying to tell my side of the story before it’s too late, organize and archive the pictures we took on the trip for my absentee children and the generations to come. Sometimes, you mistakenly think people love you, if they model themselves after you, fraternize with all your former associates, cover your songs, befriend your exes on the False-Books, but they are just kinda using your shit to be seen on the scene, ya know? In this lifetime, not everybody that we loved will be capable of really loving us back, or giving a real sincere flying fuck about what happens to us. There are a lot of opportunistic, self important, narcissistic, one upping, fake motherfuckers out there in this bullshit society-they program ’em to be like that. Tiktok celebrities, brand building influencers, terminal wannabes and remorseless plagiarists. Ladder climbers. Backstabbing whores for fame. Snakes in the grass. Crazy new neighbor has the obligatory oversized growling dogs and the “Let’s Go Brandon” sign in his front yard, plays Kid Rock real loud.  I dropped a postcard on an old hombre and former collaborator but he has become too garage band famous with his collegetown frat rock band to bother writing me  back. I hate this capitalist ratrace popularity contest bullshit all the middle class people are so sucked into. It is exactly like middle school forever. They all just wanna sit at the table with the fat jocks and Republikkkan oafs. Bummer. It is what it is. Makes me wanna go ever deeper into desert obscurity. Disappear. It’s strange imagining all the people I used to know in their boxes staring at little boxes. Sitting alone sober in a room feels like a prison sometimes, ya know, but everytime I made the foolish mistake of calling someone from the old days, I’m always so disappointed by how brainwashed they are. They all seem like commercials. Advertising slogans. Obeyers obeying the evil empire. Not my thing, man. I’m still rocknroll. I’ll tell you what is hard for me-being sober, doing nothing, staring at a hypnoscreen, the passivity of it all. Feels like punishment. And people you love who just aint the same no more, who have been assimilated into the herd mentality. Look at me, look at my namebrand designer object. The popularity chasers. Lames. Meanwhile, all the cool people I admired and took so much consolation from continue dropping like flies. I still aint “over” the sad deaths of my record store guru, Dave A., or former bass player Bobby C., or songwriting mentor PK, or Prince or Bowie or Nick Marsh. I struggle to accept this whole death thing. Helpless Mystery.

Socialists Should Watch the Films of Jean-Luc Godard (jacobin.com)

NICK MARSH FLESH FOR LULU

Last conversation I remember having with Nick was about HATS. One time decades ago, I got a hold of Marsh online inquiring about Rocco Barker’s wheareabouts hoping to draft him into one  of my own illfated new wave crash and burn short lived super groups, and Nick, ever the charmer said, “I’LL play!” He was up for it. “What do you need Rocco for, when ya got me?” Cheetah Chrome had once said the same thing to me when my old pal the World Famous Mister Ratboy replaced me with my dear friend, Chris Barry. True story! Of course, even if I lived in London or wherever, I could not imagine asking one of my alltime fave frontmen to play second fiddle to me, but he was like that, a team player, gabba gabba hey. He was just all about rocknroll and having a good laugh. Nick Marsh was the one who casually suggested my halfass basement glam gang open up for him and Gigantic but the lead guitar shredder in my band turned it down instinctively cause he felt he’d been somehow unfairly put out by a NY Doll he arranged some miniature tour on behalf of, that was one of the big cracks between me and that dude. Sabotaging that little band when so many people wanted to see it fly. I still live for Flesh For Lulu, ya know? One of my all time favorite bands. “Seven Hail Marys”, “Roman Candle”, “Decline & Fall”, “Time & Space”, “I May Have Said You’re Beautiful”, “Postcards From Paradise”. I still listen to them all the time. Always thought that was the perfect model for a band. Dirty goth-part pop, part new wave, cool threads and influenced by the Stooges, Damned, and Bauhaus. “..Subterraneans, Hey where’ya going now – underground – everything happens after dark..” I’ll never know why people would rather be in all those Gotham City karaoke night so-so mediocre coverbands. I just don’t get that shit at all. Long Live The New Flesh!

“I talk about narrative all the time partly because narrative control is the source and foundation of the power of the US-centralized empire. The ability to control the way people think, act and vote with mass-scale psychological manipulation allows our rulers to dominate us more pervasively than we could ever be dominated by brute totalitarian force, which is why so much energy goes into keeping the people from controlling their own narratives. That’s all the current mainstream panic about “disinformation” is, for example. If narrative control were fully decentralized, our rulers couldn’t rule.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

The Narrative Matrix Hides The Truth About The World, And About Ourselves (substack.com)

Extended episode: Matt Taibbi Returns (substack.com)

NATO prolongs the Ukraine proxy war, and global havoc (substack.com)

Caitlin Johnstone: America’s Perverse Poverty Draft – Consortium News

“A liberal democracy, in the eyes of the West, is a country in the Global South that opens itself up to interventionism and allows its resources to be looted by Western monopolies and oligopolies whilst its citizens wallow in poverty. That’s no democracy at all.” (-Mukoma J Asani)

PALESTINE ONLINE 🇵🇸 on Twitter: “HEART-TOUCHING: Palestinian journalist Lama Ghosheh embraced her children yesterday after 10 days of detention behind Israeli bars for being a journalist and posting her work online. https://t.co/3FBBnaObEY” / Twitter

“The World Council of Churches passed a resolution calling for Cuba to be removed from the U.S. list of countries sponsoring terrorism. Biden should listen and do this NOW! #letCubalive” (-Medea Benajmin)

“Joe Biden has openly said that the goal of its proxy war in Ukraine is to destroy Russia. He has openly floated the possibility of war with China over Taiwan. There truly is not a war in existence that Biden and the Democrats oppose.” (-Danny Haiphong)

ONLY ONES

If you try to follow me home tonight
You will find everything that you’ve heard is right
You’ll never return to the home you knew
Leave it all behind, it’s up to you

Only Ones were, in my estimation, one of the greatest bands of all time-as I type this, my teenage son is telling me the neighbor’s goat, Jay Jay is missing. Anyways, one time my children’s mother was dumping me and it was mostly due to ya know me not having lots of money and my band breaking up-I had gained weight staying home, not drinking, changing diapers ya know and it seemed less and less likely I was gonna make it big in show business with the sidemen ditching me to go play in glorified fucking richkid zipcode coverbands, so I was spiralling and my old pen pal Nina Antonia was empathizing, she wrote me some beautiful letters I kept pinned to my wall for the longest time: “the human heart can only take so many mauling’s”. She totally got me. I used to exchange a lotta info on social media with my songwriting idol Perrett. He was a goodfella. That band were like the fucking Pretenders-all virtuosos. If I ever do get to make music at this point, the recordings need to be at that level. I love them so much. Peter seemed to share my love and respect for the Cuban Revolution.

You find it tempting to give up the ghost
You always sell to the one who bids the most
You get paid for your loyalty
Waiting for someone to come along and set you free
Can’t you hear me?

I want to die in the same place I was born
Miles from nowhere
I used to reach for the stars but now I’ve reformed
She’s out there somewhere
If you ever start thinking what you’re doing to me
Maybe you will set me free
From this sorrow
From this sorrow
From this sorrow

All the defendants have been condemned
When you were sentenced it covered all of them
Give me justice you scream and scream
I ain’t done nothing, it’s all a crazy dream
Can’t you hear me?

I want to die in the same place I was born
Miles from nowhere
I used to reach for the stars but now I’ve reformed
She’s out there somewhere
If you ever start thinking what you’re doing to me
Maybe you will set me free
From this sorrow
From this sorrow
From this sorrow

THE PIGS OF WAR ACCUSE CUBA OF SPONSORING TERROR BUT NOT SAUDI ARABIA OR ISRAEL. THE EMPIRE ARE THE TERRORISTS.

Cuba says US is acting immorally by keeping it on blacklist | AP News

House Democrats Kill Resolution to Investigate Hunter Biden (breitbart.com) PARTISAN PINGPONG

POLITICO Pushes for WHO Power Grab (substack.com)

W. E. B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction Is Essential Reading (jacobin.com)

Murder on Embassy Row—46 Years On: Remembering the Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt – CovertAction Magazine

CHEATER SLICKS

I made friends with those garage guys at the food truck way back when I worked at Rounder/Ryko records with a buncha music people, Kudgel, Elevator Drops, Corazon Higgins who I loved from Sugarbitch, a famous kid with a goatee named King Velveeduh who made naughty underground comix. I saw the Cheater Slicks play to empty rooms. Always loved Dave’s artwork. Tom and I were close friends for years. Used to try to get ’em to be my Birthday Party, but we ended up drinking instead. I remember a couple hard partier dudes who always used to hang around their house drinking and smoking with us, Jerry Wick and Jack Taylor, are both dead now, and also their friend Alpo from the Real Kids who Tom once told me their song, “My Friends” was partly about, in addition to myself. (RIP) They’ve done some unbelievably good work over the years. We always had a good time together. Their new lp with Bill Gage will probably go down in history as another sonic landmark from their psycho garage. They even toured with Andre Williams and the Muffs, appeared on my tv show and had Pussy Galore’s Jon Spencer (“BLUES EXPLOSION!!”) produce one of their records. Both him and his guitarist Judah were really nice to me but the abrasive, Yoko Ono knowing drummer was a fratboy oaf who coulda been an Afghan Whig.

Gunfire Dance – ‘Witness To The Crime’ (Easy Action Records) – RPM Online

Gunfire Dance “Witness to The Crime” Ltd Pressing LP – Easy Action

“When it comes to imperialism, Democrats and Republicans are indistinguishable bloodthirsty anti-communists and racists Nicaragua has some of the lowest migration levels in Central America Most migrants are from Honduras (after a US-backed far-right coup), El Salvador, Guatemala. DHS data on undocumented immigrants detained in 2020: 318,516 Mexicans 61,382 Guatemalans 51,011 Hondurans 23,051 Salvadorans 13,028 Ecuadorians 11,227 Cubans 7917 Brazilians 2739 Nicaraguans 2220 Dominicans 1639 Venezuelans Blaming “communism” is insane.” (-Ben Norton)

“You already know some devious shit about to go down when the likes of Pelosi suddenly show up at another country’s doorstep.” (-Richard Medhurst)

Latin Americans Reject Resource Plundering by Same NATO Countries Fueling Military Conflict in Ukraine – CovertAction Magazine

A Push for Peace in Ukraine – Consortium News

Despite What Media Claim, New IDF Chief of Staff is a Particularly Gruesome War Criminal (mintpressnews.com)

Will Scathing Amnesty Apartheid Report Lead to Change in Israel’s Criminal Practices? (mintpressnews.com)

Zelensky and NATO plan to transform post-war Ukraine into ‘a big Israel’ – The Grayzone

The death of Gram Parsons: a story of drugs, theft, and a burning corpse | Louder (loudersound.com)

Ben Norton on Twitter: “The CIA’s bloody fingerprints are all over this crime The head of Pinochet’s secret police DINA was a paid CIA asset in 1975 The CIA continued working with him long after he dispatched agents to DC to kill Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt: https://t.co/6HjFdhveBk” / Twitter

US Lawmakers Say Student Loan Forgiveness Will Hurt Military Recruiting

Nineteen members of the US House of Representatives have written a letter [PDF] to President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin cautioning that the partial cancellation of student debts can have the unintended consequence of reducing military recruitment in the United States.The letter reads as follows:Dear President Biden,We write to you to share our concerns about the unintended consequences of your decision to cancel up to $20,000 of student loan debt per borrower. We are particularly concerned about the negative impact this will surely have on our nation’s military and their ability to recruit and retain top talent.As you know, some of the most successful recruiting incentives for the military are the GI Bill and student loan forgiveness programs. The idea that the military will pay for schooling during or after completion of a service obligation is a driving factor in many individuals’ decision to join one of the services. A recent estimate showed that as many as 178,000 servicemembers were eligible for some type of forgiveness.By forgiving such a wide swath of loans for borrowers, you are removing any leverage the Department of Defense maintained as one of the fastest and easiest ways to pay for higher education. We recognize the loan forgiveness programs have issues of their own, but this remains a top recruiting incentive.Currently, a mere 23 percent of the population is eligible to serve in the military. Even fewer of those have a propensity to serve. At the end of last month, the Army had only reached 66 percent of its recruiting goal for the year. The Navy, only 89 percent. It is no secret that each of the services continues to battle hardships in recruiting and now these problems will be exacerbated by removing the uniqueness of this benefit.As the services try to adopt unique approaches to tackle their recruiting challenges, including historic bonuses, it feels like their legs are being cut out from underneath them. With this in mind, we ask for you to provide us answers to the following questions:1. Was the effect on military service considered in the development of the recent student loan forgiveness decision?2. What is the administration’s plan to develop incentives to augment the loss of those who might join the military to help pay off student loans?3. What improvements are being made to ensure timely payments to those currently enrolled in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness programs for both active duty and reserve components?Thank you for your attention to this matter.My House colleagues and I are very concerned that the deeply flawed and unfair policy of blanket student loan forgiveness will also weaken our most powerful recruiting tool at the precise moment we are experiencing a crisis in military recruiting. https://t.co/vGEfKq0PRC— Rep. Don Bacon  (@RepDonBacon) September 19, 2022So they’re just coming right out and admitting it. One of the reasons the US government doesn’t offer the same kinds of social support systems that people have in all other wealthy nations is because otherwise there’d be no economic pressure on young Americans to sign up for service in the US war machine.This is no secret, but it’s generally considered taboo for government officials to actually say so. People have been talking about the poverty draft for many years — about the established fact that a majority of US military recruits come from neighborhoods with below median income levels and that those neighborhoods are targeted for recruitment because impoverished communities often see military service as their only chance at upward mobility.But the term “poverty draft” can create a bit of confusion, because when most Americans hear “poverty” they think homeless people and those who can barely afford to eat or keep a roof over their heads. In reality the US is a nation where a majority of the population would be unable to pay for a $1,000 emergency expense from their savings, and the level at which economic pressure is felt to join the military is much higher than the very poorest of the poor.Those economic pressures are why US Army officials have explicitly said that the student loan crisis is to thank for their success in meeting recruitment goals.How did the Army exceed its recruiting goals this year? It was the student loan crisis, not the wars, service leaders say. https://t.co/cGquM88Lhi pic.twitter.com/eDx73KCetz— Military Times (@MilitaryTimes) September 17, 2019So the US empire has a huge incentive to maintain a very large population of Americans who are economically uncomfortable, and this plays a significant role in the domestic policymaking decisions of that nation’s government. The US empire is held together by constant violence and the threat thereof, and its ability to apply that violence would be crippled without a steady supply of warm teenage bodies to feed into its war machine. It is therefore no exaggeration to say that the US empire would collapse without the economic pressures which coerce teens to sign up to kill and be killed over things like oil reserves and Raytheon profit margins.It’s one of those things that looks more ghoulish the more you think about it. In the wealthiest nation in the world, economic justice is actively suppressed in part to ensure that young Americans will feel financially squeezed into killing foreigners who are far more impoverished than they are. They are keeping people poor so that they will commit mass murder. It’s actually hard to think of anything more depraved than that.But such is the nature of the capitalist empire. You’re either a useful gear-turner of the machine or you are liquidated and turned into fuel for its engine. If you’re not a successful capitalist you can be used to defend the empire with pricey weaponry. If you’re not helping the empire you can be used to drive up profits for the military-industrial complex as a target for war machinery whose costly munitions will need to be replaced. If you’re not a good gear-turner you can be sent to become a prison slave or incarcerated in a private for-profit prison. There’s a use for everyone in the empire.The globe-spanning power structure that is centralized around the United States is the most evil, soulless and destructive force on this planet. The young people who are duped, manipulated and financially coerced into joining its war machine come back horrifically traumatized by the experiences they have in the situations they are placed in. Something better is needed. This cannot continue.______________(cAITLIN jOHNSTONE)
Michael Parenti: How To Think About Class – Dandelion Salad (wordpress.com)