Gutter Gospel By General Labor: In The 80s, Every Wall In The Village Said, “DIE YUPPIE SCUM!”, Antisocial Glamarchisttm “Cancelled Since’83”, Glen Ford, Godfathers, Torpedoes, Cait Johnstone, Noam Chomsky, Hanoï Rocks

“21st century servants of white colonial/capitalist power who will fight massa’s enemies harder than they will fight massa.” (-Ajamu Baraka) 

Black Agenda Report on Twitter: “”You Can’t Shame the Shameless Black Misleadership Class” – Glen Ford’s article, originally published in @blkagendareport on December 17, 2020: https://t.co/MSJXHwNsHn https://t.co/AiN2WjKM3H” / Twitter

“The president and first lady of Ukraine have posed for a romantic photoshoot with Vogue magazine, wherein President Volodymyr Zelensky waxes poetical about his love for his darling wife.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: how is Zelensky making time for a Vogue photoshoot amidst his busy schedule of PR appearances for other major western institutions?

I mean this is after all the same Volodymyr Zelensky who has been so busy making video appearances for the Grammy Awards, the Cannes Film Festival, the World Economic Forum and probably the Bilderberg group as well, and having meetings with celebrities like Ben StillerSean Penn, and Bono and the Edge from U2. It’s as busy a PR tour as he could possibly have without having a discussion about the strategic importance of long-range artillery with Elmo on Sesame Street.

Oh yeah, and also isn’t there like a war or something happening in Ukraine? You’d think he’d probably be somewhat busy with that too.

wartime vogue photo shoots. very serious. let’s keep sending ukraine weekly billion dollar aid packages to protect “democracy.” don’t question it. pic.twitter.com/MXVaW16K0y

— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) July 26, 2022

Call me crazy, but I’m beginning to suspect that there might be a concerted effort to manipulate the way we think about the war in Ukraine. In fact, I’d even go so far as to say it’s the most aggressively perception-managed war we’ve ever experienced.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February we have not only been smashed with mass media propaganda unlike anything we’ve ever seen while Russian media are purged from the airwaves, we’re also seeing the new media element of unprecedented amounts of online censorship, algorithm-boosted propaganda, and social media trolling.

So we’ve literally never seen this much overall effort put into manipulating the way the public thinks about a war. Which makes sense, given that it’s a profoundly dangerous proxy war which stands to benefit ordinary people in no way, shape or form.

I mean, can you imagine if people were allowed to just think their own thoughts about their government’s economic warfare against Russia which is hurting them financially and pushing millions toward starvation with the full awareness and approval of the US government? Or if Americans were allowed to wonder if the billions they are pouring into this proxy conflict could be better spent at home? Or if people started objecting to a needless conflict for geostrategic domination threatening their lives and the lives of everyone they know with the risk of nuclear annihilation?

Can’t have that.

Massive amount of ukrainian soldiers dying every day, Zelensky : lets have a vogue shooting pic.twitter.com/BrNPYKZYR6

— Levi (@Levi_godman) July 26, 2022

There is a night-and-day difference between wanting to tell people the truth about something and wanting to manipulate their perception of something. There are times when true facts can be used to influence people’s perception one way or the other, but if your agenda is to manipulate perception rather than tell the truth you will necessarily be forced to rely on lies, half-truths, distortion, and lies by omission wherever the truth doesn’t serve that agenda.

If they were telling us the truth about this war, they wouldn’t be censoring Russian media. They wouldn’t be censoring online voices who disagree with the official narratives about Ukraine. They wouldn’t be continually blasting us in the face with mass media perception management, and they sure as hell wouldn’t be putting Ukraine’s celebrity-in-chief on the cover of Vogue magazine.

We are being manipulated, and we are being deceived. And we are being manipulated and deceived because our perceiving clearly on our own would go against the interests of the empire. They are lying to us because the interests of the people and the interests of the empire are, as usual, squarely at odds.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

 “Julian Assange’s continued imprisonment shows the US government is not serious AT ALL about freedom of press. We have a free press as long as your reporting doesn’t even slightly threaten US hegemony.” (-Lee Camp)

“The US is living under a totalitarian culture much worse than Soviet Union Soviet Russia could access BBC, Voice of America, German TV Today Americans are not permitted to hear what Russians are saying The US has imposed constraints on access to info beyond Soviets.” (-Noam Chomsky)

Noam Chomsky Tells Russell Brand the U.S. is Worse Than USSR (mediaite.com)

WEF Calls for an End to Private Car Ownership – Activist Post

Wall Street’s Takeover of Nature Advances with Launch of New Asset Class (unlimitedhangout.com)

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

“Natural Asset Corporations, launched last year, allow oligarchs to securitize natural resources. Don’t worry, they aren’t stopping there – soon you too will be for sale.” (-Whitney Webb)

https://www.activistpost.com/

Occupy Peace – Peace and Freedom Rally, Kingston, NY (With Gerald Celente and Andrew Napolitano) – Activist Post

Sanders Files Amendment to Limit $76 Billion in ‘Corporate Welfare’ for Microchip Industry (commondreams.org)

Glen Ford: In Memoriam | Black Agenda Report

“What a contrast with the hacks & propagandists for the elite pretending to be journalists. That is why it is hard to fine articles from BAR on google & Washpo ran an infamous article identifying BAR & others as propaganda operations. Thank you Glen” (-Ajamu Baraka)

Glen Ford’s Irreplaceable Journalism | Black Agenda Report

“If you think you are Scientific & Diverse wokey woke for McWokeness cause you love the Jenners, Chelle Obama and Gayle King, you probably need to read the book Black Agenda Report by the late great GLEN FORD, one of the best writers and most important social commentators of our time. Me, Whitney Webb, Margaret Kimberly, Ajamu Baraka, everybody on the REAL LEFT misses him like crazy.” (-General Labor)

“With over 3.5 billion people living in abject poverty, human beings living in tents across the U.S., millions without healthcare in the U.S., black youth unemployment over 70%, 140 million living paycheck to paycheck – is that because of socialism?” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“You disgusting war pig. You fucking worthless shitstain.” (-Caitlin Johnstone on unforgivable fake shitlib phony imperialist HRC so called progressives like grossass Ro Khanna who will go down in history as one of the fascists who killed the word progressive even after permanently ruining the definition of liberal)

“Proving that the word “progressive” is another useless label. Khanna sees the financial benefit for war, with Biden’s Ukraine crisis, manufactured by the CIA.” (-Adam Fitzgerald)

“I stand with Jill and was proud to be her running mate. If the corporate class had allowed us on the debate stage to share our idea of a green new deal – the one before AOC stole it & stripped it down – who knows what would have happened!! Dems don’t want democracy.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

 “Yes, “progressive” became nothing but a Dem Party marketing word. Dems have implemented more of the hard right agenda since the ’90s than Republicans would have dared to try.” (-DH Fabian)

“Biden is increasing the military budget, giving more money to the police, and privatizing medicare. He is ruling just like Trump, yet liberals love him and conservatives loathe him. It shows that most Americans base their politics on party loyalty and feelings instead of facts.” (-Ryan Knight)

 “This is a cost of living crisis where greed, profits and inequality continue to grow.   There are more billionaires and more people forced into using food banks than at any other point in history. 

We must recognise that most workers have seen cuts in wages over the past decade, whilst bosses take home record pay and bonuses. Now is the time for a bold alternative to the poverty, misery and desperation faced by millions of families in our communities and workplaces.” (-Jeremy Corbyn)

“Joe Biden literally introduced a new Crime Bill that spends more than the original meanwhile dumbass Republicans are still pretending Democrats are for Defund the Police.” (-Revolutionary Blackout Network)

“It takes extreme audacity for Zelensky and his henchmen to go around the world demanding other nations send massive amounts of weapons and money to him, then try to suppress dissent in our countries by smearing journalists and citizens who question. Before Russia’s invasion and since, Zelensky has abolished basic liberties: shuttered opposition media, outlawed parties, imprisoned dissidents. As Ukraine demands money and arms from the West, they now want to export this repression to our countries with McCarthyite blacklists: https://unherd.com/thepost/ukraine-government-issues-blacklist-of-russian-propagandists/ ” (-Glenn Greenwald still being smeared by Russiagate propaganda pigs)

“When liberal/left aligns itself with neoliberal right it undermines its ability to confront the Trumpien right ideologically. The result is ideological space surrendered to neo-Nazi right that identifies major structures in contradiction to the people but offers a fascist reform.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“It’s especially hypocritical & arrogant to blame me for HRC’s loss when -Dems spend millions to help extremist Reps, defeat progressives & knock Grns off ballot –Grn voters would’ve largely stayed home if not for a Grn on ballot Dems have to earn our votes. They don’t own them.” (-Actual doctor JILL STEIN)

RIP ROBERT GILLESPIE OF DETROIT’S STALWART TORPEDOES

My ole Detroit crew got me into these guys about 25 years ago. I had some real good times in that smoky rubble junkyard of a town. Cookouts in the back yard, up all night singalongs, working class crowded blue collar divebars, much merriment and records playing. The Torpedos. Great band from Detroit.

 RELEASE THE BATS!!!

A Gritty Electro Goth and Heavy Rock Dance: Golem Dance Cult’s New EP Awakens Thrill and Fright – Digital Journal

IN THE 80’s, EVERY WALL IN THE VILLAGE SAID, “DIE YUPPIE SCUM!” NOW, THEY’RE ALL SO PROUD TO BE YUPPIES…YA KNOW?

       Most overhyped event I’ve ever seen might be that Capitol Hill Lyn Cheney bullshit. I mean really, on and on and on and on, for years now, as boring as Hillary’s original “Russiagate” fabrication about how “PUTIN!” flipped the vote with his commie voodoo for Bad Orange Trump, or like when the fake media puritans spent all that time crucifying Janet Jackson for her nipple getting exposed by that overrated shit sandwich Timberlake at their big dumb NFL occult ritual. Good parts of my day are spending time with son and my wife, having some halfway decent swamp cooling A/C on the 106 degree days and finding a cool t shirt second hand for a dollar.  Oh yeah, and watching this wonderful Janet Jackson documentary series. Not so great parts are the crazy heat, burning my thumb badly lighting a big sparkler and about ten mosquito bites. And having to interact with people in public. Not so good at that shit anymore, not a people person. They all seem like commercials. Brand shills. I don’t know what’s up with me, compassion fatigue, perhaps. Everybody’s been way too Make-A-Buck for my taste, everything instantly gets assimilated into other motherfucker’s vanity brands, and tiny empires, and mama monopolies, so I kinda just don’t even like talking to people, anymore. Anything I might mention in passing becomes their next day’s song lyrics or album cover or whatever, somebody else, like Francois sang, “I seen ’em come and I seen ’em go”, what the fucking fuck. I’ve been calling myself an Antisocial Glamarchist for years, but 4 Real, though, it’s getting harder to even wanna make small talk with people. Burroughs said to avoid people who make you feel like you’ve lost a pint of blood, the energy vamps, man are they everywhere, nowadays. Sometimes, I gotta get outta this room, I can’t just sit in a chair all my fuckin’ life, but man, the crazies in the desert all seem to be on the Fentanyl, people’s bodies keep getting discovered everywhere. In spite of ten rich assholes insisting they can turn my dead town into Overnight Hipsters Brooklyn, only businesses that seem to be thriving here are the auto parts and liquor store, the gas stations and overpriced tourist beer gouger. Even the drug dealers seem to be struggling, you see ’em in the cracked windshield old cars trolling in circles with their stupid Swisher Sweets, trying to look mean, like “Breaking Bad”. Cops bust people all the time, and like I said, alot of bodies keep turning up. I keep feeling like the establishment is intentionally spiking everybody’s street drugs with poison just to kill of more people. Nobody seems to have a job where I live, I mean, I know people who work as hired hands for rich people, maids, caregivers, ranch hands, or the posh people who own the Airbandb’s but most people seemed to be strapped, barely getting by, living offa some kinda pension, or retired veterans income, or fixed income of some kind. Most everybody is way older than me. I’m pretty old, too-will be 53 in December. A crazy-high young couple asked me for money on the main drag today-I knew they were from outta town, cause nobody here has any money to give away. Black dude with a cool mohawk and his exotic looking multiethnic girlfriend in her sheer, see through, sexy genie, or stripper clothes. All those old pervs are gonna be on her like wolves. It’s been two hours since I saw ’em and I suspect they’ve already been ran outta town by the heat and boredom cause they aint welcome to sit nowhere without money, certainly not at the beer and wine only tourist joint that charges $9 for a cuppa beer. There was a time when I mighta partied with those visiting kids, but those days are over, I got no surplus, no silver, no patience, I’m runnin’ on empty and with shit tons of resentments. I think I can make room for people suffering from real grief or health issues or disabilities, but Shit Havers moaning about how they think they deserve more shit? No. You know I always miss the rebel alliance I remember so fondly from my youth. Some sold out. Most died. A few just got impossibly baffled and bamboozled and hoodwinked by Big 5 corporate media propaganda. It’s always the people with the easy incomes, privilege, prestige, property and influence who don’t wanna think beyond the manufactured memes and headlines and bullshit Latest Thing cover stories of the day. You can always get ’em talkin’ ’bout how hard THEY have to work, or how “THE OTHERS” just aren’t obedient enough, but it is TOUGH to get ’em to see their common plight with the neighbors, or people who look or dance different, or like different food or speak a different lingo. I have to get ’em away from their tribe of privilege and put a few drinks in ’em, then, and only then, or when somebody dies in some rare instances, maybe some of ’em are like, “Oh, yeah”, but generally speaking, this fucked up secret police controlled mass- media does a scary effective job of keeping people divided and only seeing, “THE OTHERS” in dehumanizing terms, as lesser thans. Man, we are really in for it. The tyrants studied us, made plans, we just kept acting like nothing was going wrong, bragging about our bullshit, piously feeling superior to somebody way over there. For me, who is constitutionally, spiritually incapable of eating shit and pretending it tastes good, it’s been grueling to behold so many people I thought I was tight with go from, “Die Yuppie Scum” and “Kill Your TV’ and “Question Authority” to, uh, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians. UGH!

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

― Upton Sinclair, I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked

LITTLE BARRIE

My teenager reminded me of this cat cause one of his former classmates got him into “Better Call Saul” which is horrifyingly offensive and grisly with violence and casual barbarism and glamourizes crime, but like I confided to an old friend, when I was his age, I was living with a beautiful 25 year old woman and her junkie girlfriend  in the Bowery and loitering on St. Mark’s with John Spacely by day and going to Neither Nor or Wah Wah Hut or Robots or Pyramid at night, he’s just watching gnarly shit on Youtube. It’s a struggle to protect the young from this gratuitous culture of toxic greed and murderous assholes on both sides of the so called laws.

WE CAN’T WORK IT OUT BY LITTLE BARRIE (ALBUM VERSION) – YouTube

FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS

There is no such thing as an Anti-Assange punk.

Debunking All The Assange Smears – Caitlin Johnstone

Free Julian Assange (dontextraditeassange.com)

GODFATHERS RIGHTEOUS REVOLUTIONARY RESSURECTION

How ginned up are you to hear a song called “When The Cowards Fall”? Man, I can not wait, but everybody knows they are one of my lifetimes favorite rebel rock groups! THRILLING! “Here it comes now/bring on the sunshine…! Band lineups change over the years, but rocknroll mastermind and working class hero Peter Coyne has always known how to make excellent pop records. “You Gotta Wait” just rocks so hard and demonstrates how he is still managing to somehow chisel out tunes that have unforgettable Beatles like hooks with lyrics about our dishwasher and riding the bus common man struggles. Nobody writes ’em like that anymore except maybe Dramarama who never sent me their last record. “I Hate The 21st Century” is perfectamundo protest music “and I’m lonely!” Nobody “gets it” like Peter Coyne, this fella writes great lyrics from the heart and sings ’em with soul. I’ve loved The Godfathers since I was a kid and he’s never stopped making excellent rocknroll music-hit after hit. “OCD” is yet another winner cats like us can all relate to. Peter will never go down without a fight, he’s gonna rail against the corruption and phoniness and rage against the dying of the rocknroll as long as he can, he’s one of those diehards you can never count out-they can ban him from the pubs or step on his blue suede shoes, but he gets right back up everytime. An inspirational figure in a time almost devoid of heroes, he’s still out there, standing tall. “Midnight Rider” reminds me of me n Nasty and the Reverend Paul and our dearly departed divebar brothers. “Just a memory…” He manages to sneak some who-whoos in this one and I feel like he’s singing this to me and you, honestly, he made this for you and me. His new band can play their hearts out, makes me wanna move to the UK to look for bandmates. “Straight Down The Line” feels like it should be on a movie soundtrack. “I Will Be Waiting For You” would be the first track of your new cassette compilation if I still had a cd player with a tape making capability, and again, he’s singing our song: “we don’t need this society/it don’t mean anything to me…” I can almost feel our hearts beating fast jumping up and down in the front row and merrily spilling our beer on each other, man this stuff is just so wonderful. “Lay That Money Down” is car music, it has a highway mobility, ya know what I mean? “Flash it all around”. Peter told me he was really excited about the new songs, and until I got to hear it, it was hard to imagine how it could ever measure up to the old stuff, but he is one last lone romantic rocknroll motherfucker who never lost “that feel”. “Tonight” is like an eighties movie rebel anthem-a serenade to your true love from the other side of town-it’s so good! Maybe the old times have long since past, but Peter and his gang remind us we can do it all again, any night we want! Love the background vocals on this. Nick Marsh would have loved it, too! “There’s No Time” is just like the stuff I still scrawl in my own purple spiral notebooks, ya know, just so much heart in all these tunes, this one might be carried in my pocket like a flask, I can really FEEL his songs, he is still alive and remembering and reckoning with it all-the media unreality, the druggy danger and memories of a sweeter day. “Wake Up Dead In Los Angeles” is like something you’d hear on KROQ in the longlost daze of good radio-ya know when you lived in a one room, listened to Concrete Blonde and read the classified ads in the entertainment weekly, trying to find a band in Hollywood, but only ever really succeeding at walking to the liquor store again and thinking about some half forgotten imaginary girl. Very Doorsy, actually! FUCK YEAH! Remember when you still believed a better world was possible if not imminent, at least for you and your little gang of likeminded outcasts with the “Creem” magazine and “I-D” magazine new wave and post punk pinups taped all over your wall and some heartfelt cassette in your Walkman? “I Despair” just says it all to this old dreamer. Why can’t people in this country make music like this anymore? I think the money grabs and cash chasing killed everybody’s hearts dead, there are alot of lyrics about tombstone eyes and shit on this lp, Peter sees all the same things goin’ down that I do. It’s greatness to behold. Thank You, Godfathers! So much. 

The Godfathers will be announcing a full Autumn tour to coincide with the album’s release.

Alpha Beta Gamma Delta track listing:

Alpha Beta Gamma Delta / Bring On The Sunshine / You Gotta Wait / I Hate The 21st Century / OCD / Midnight Rider / Straight Down The Line / Lay That Money Down / Tonight / I’m Not Your Slave / There’s No Time / Dead In Los Angeles / I Despair

The Alpha Beta Gamma Delta album & Midnight Rider EP can be pre-ordered now via www.thegodfathers.bigcartel.com

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Nobody does it better! IN THE 80’s, EVERY WALL IN THE VILLAGE SAID, “DIE YUPPIE SCUM!”: Ticketmaster Defends $4,500 Bruce Springsteen Pricing

Chomsky: The US is living under a totalitarian culture much worse than Soviet Union Soviet Russia could access BBC, Voice of America, German TV Today Americans are not permitted to hear what Russians are saying The US has imposed constraints on access to info beyond Soviets

We Are F*cked – YouTube

“Stories about protagonists who’ve been misguided their whole lives about something very important have been emerging in our culture for generations, and they continue to delight audiences in the box office to this day.

The pauper was really a prince. Luke was Darth Vader’s son. Keanu Reeves had been living in a computer simulation. Bruce Willis was really a ghost. Jim Carrey’s whole world was the set of a TV show, and everyone in his life had been lying to him since his infancy.

This theme repeats so often because it strongly resonates with people. And it strongly resonates with people because it’s exactly what is happening.

From our earliest moments we are trained to fit in with a society that was designed from the ground up by the powerful in the service of the powerful. As soon as we are old enough to get curious about the world and how it works our heads are filled with lies about such matters, by our education systems, by the media we consume, by our parents who were indoctrinated in the same way, and by the very culture we find ourselves immersed in from day one.

These stories about a character who’s been deceived about life resonate so strongly with us because on some level we all suspect it might be true of our own lives as well. They whisper to something hidden and sacred within us that has always sensed that there’s something not quite right with the way we are perceiving things.

We’ve spent our whole lives marinating in lies which serve the powerful. We’re deceived into believing that we live in a democracy whose government acts in accordance with the will of the voting public. We’re deceived into believing our political systems are driven by two warring ideological factions whose divisions are naturally occurring phenomena in our society instead of the product of deliberate social engineering. We’re deceived into believing our government is basically good, and that it stands in opposition to foreign governments who are pure evil. We’re deceived into believing the way things are is the only way they could possibly be.

We’re deceived into believing false things about the ways we gather information and form our understanding of the world. We’re deceived into believing the news media tell us the truth about what’s going on. We’re deceived into believing that everything we hear from our side of the political partisan divide is true and trustworthy. We’re deceived into believing the partisan filters which have been placed over our perception of national and world events by indoctrination are entirely reliable instruments for interpreting information and drawing conclusions.

We’re deceived into believing false things about ourselves. We’re deceived into believing that we are successful if we can become dominant capitalists and wealthy ladder climbers, and that we are failures if we don’t turn the gears of industry and climb over others to get ahead. We’re deceived into believing that we are good if we uphold the made-up, power-serving rules of law, of culture and of religion, and that we are bad if we transgress them. We are deceived into believing that we need to keep accomplishing, achieving and obtaining, that we need to keep earning money and approval, so that we might one day feel adequate at some imaginary point in a future which never arrives.

If we really commit to uprooting the untruth that’s been planted in us, we can even discover that we’ve been deceiving ourselves about the way we experience reality. That the perception of oneself as a finite character who is separate from the world is based on false assumptions about the way experience is happening, unhelpful mental habits born of incorrect premises, and overlooked aspects of our own consciousness. That we’ve been making ourselves miserable with false beliefs about who and what we are.

This civilization is the set of the Truman Show, and we are all Truman.

But because we are all Truman, we can only walk off the set if we walk off together. There is no option to leave as an individual, because even if you know it’s all lies, you’re still stuck in a world full of humans whose behavior is driven by lies.

Awakening to reality as an individual can for this reason sometimes be more uncomfortable than remaining asleep in the dream, because you’re like Truman after he realizes it’s all a sham, but before he escapes. At times you’re just stuck there, freaking out at the actor who’s playing your mother while she tries in vain to cut to a commercial break. It can be distressing for you, and it can be distressing for the people around you who aren’t yet on the same page.

The only way we’re getting off the set of the Truman Show is if we can all succeed in waking each other up from the lies which built it. Until then we’ll be stuck in a world of poverty, war, exploitation, degradation, ecocide, and suffering. It’s not until enough of us have unplugged our minds from the matrix of lies that we’ll be able to use our strength of numbers to force real change.

Only then will we be able to escape.

Only then will we be able to walk off the set.

Only then will we be able to turn to the audience and say, “In case I don’t see ya: good afternoon, good evening, and good night!”

And then turn around, and walk out the door, and begin our adventure into reality.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

How The CIA Made Google (mintpressnews.com)

“Can’t you see that January 6th is the most important event in human history?” (-HA HA HA HA! I love Garland Nixon!)

“And beyond just that, any voices that are TRULY anti-war and anti-imperialist are canceled/censored/deleted. #AskMeHowIKnow” (-Lee Camp comedian cancelled by rightwing HRC operatives)

PROPERTY OWNERS BEING HARRASSED FOR LANDSCAPE CHOICES, RENTERS HASSLED FOR LIVING NEXT DOOR

     The reason the creepy developer needs to sell his overnight pop-up McMansions to outta state rich people is cause A) there are zero jobs in dead end desert ghost towns except as minimum wage retail slaves or under the table ranch hands and landscape immigrant work the white people don’t want, and B) outta state people are also the only ones who won’t know he’s building his McMansions just a few hundred yards from the stinky sewage treatment plant-who wants to pay half a million to smell shit all year ’round?  Dumbfuck government haves, drunk as fuck on their own stupid titles, man, they just like the idea of unconditional, blind “development”, even though there’s already like thirty mansions, sitting empty, all around the dead crosstown golf course. 106 degree temperatures don’t make tourists wanna pay to sit in hot tubs, but yuppie gentrifiers can’t help themselves, wherever they see poor people, they wanna bulldoze us out. Talk about replacement theory. I been getting replaced by richer Kendoll motherfuckers since what? 1990? Prior to the big media consolidation under Clinton and the I-Phone and social media network spying and narrative management, Murkkkans had a lot more class consciousness and fought back when they were getting fucked over. Remember Eddie Murphy on “Saturday Night Live” reciting a poem called, “Kill My Landlord”? They would never allow that, now. Motherfuckers all trained to obediently WORSHIP the fuckedup evil rich motherfuckers. Not, me, Jack. I have not yet begun to fight for my right to partay in the irretrievably crooked, and increasingly techlord fascistic and totalitarian, evil Davos billionaire ruled USA, USA! Resist the Gates Reset. Those oligarchs are not your friends. 

NO ONE IS SAFE ANYMORE

The corporate duopoly and reset billionaires and pig-media elites are goin’ after everybody, now. Greenwald, Stein, Camp, Baraka, they’re all double secret “RUSSIANS!” according to the imperialist identity politricks corrupt DNC types. No one will post my writing in the USA, only in France or Australia. I have not fallen for the false left versus right paradigm for years-they are all pro war, pro steel toed boot nazi cops, they all work for the exact same billionaire warpig elites. No Thanks. I see it in terms of the super rich paying the rich to propagandize the middle class into debating wedge issues, and also pour their tv programmed scorn and blame and hate on the poor. 

The desert cowboy next door, who’s in conflict with slick, fly by night, outta state developers, and the city hall code enforcers, who don’t like the looks of his desert southwest eccentric rock and cactus garden, with all the old metal signs and found objects, well, his dead dad had money, so he probably still has way more blind faith in the system than I do. He does not even have an attorney, good luck finding one who aint in bed with the rich here, but he thinks some judge is going to reward him, because city hall keeps sending armed goon squads and lady title havers to pace in circles in front of his house and subsequently, my house as well. Giant cops give us the stinkeye from the end of my driveway for having the audacity to be outside while they do their hokey-pokey and I actually do my best to try to keep my Curious George restless kid inside, while these lady asshole bureaucrats who all think they are very important, talk on their cell phones to other bureaucrats, who think they’re very important, and date these ripoff small business owners who think they are not only very omportant, but also, INDIE MARTYRS even as they gouge the fuck outta all their customers, meanwhile, the bored aggressor, hot n sweaty cops touch their weapons, spoiling for some kinda butch violence. These ongoing provocations are just considered everyday business as usual, by middle class people who inherited property and college tuitions. To me, it’s ugly and insane abuse on the part of the status quo, but everybody’s always, always just A-okay applepie all okeydokey with it cause they think we deserve to be hassled for living on the bad side of town, and I have no say about anything, they can take my kids, take my songs, whatever they want, these greedyass Godless Fauntleroy poser hipsters, because I have no money or power, I don’t think any judge is going to admit this nonstop bullying is wrong, let alone, ever give the artsy cowboy any financial compensation for his troubles that negatively affect the whole neighborhood. As a parent of a teen on the Autism Spectrum, it is of special worry and concern when these uniformed enforcers are now routinely sent to stand in front of our house every few days, as a provocation or intimidation tactic, because one need only type “autistic shot by cops” into any search engine to see how often these unaccountable, militarized professional bullies harm and or kill innocent disabled people in this shithole country. Everyday, yo. Motherfuckin Karens keep thanking the men in uniform for their service. So yeah, I complain about it to my neighbors and they all get nervous because they are all so conditioned to make believe this kinda needless, senseless, unscrupulous black hand extortion, pyramid scheme gentrification bullshit is just all daisies diversity and airbandb wokeness for gentrified privilege or some shit. I can’t stand ’em. People I grew up with just got on board, are in the pocket of the corrupt powers, everytime. Like a woman I used to know and her trendy rich landlord friends, who all moved en masse into a black neighborhood where the cops were called incessantly to round up and relocate hundreds of black people for petty victimless violations, so the upwardly mobile white hipsters could feel ever more safe n cozy at their overnight juicebars and reefer boutiques. Insane shit. They’re all worried about what Lyn Cheney (D) says about Qshaman or Super Scientist Elon Musk and Fauchi wanting to send more monkeypox shots or extra additional billions every three days for weaponry to Zelensky, but they do not, have not, will not, ever, ever, ever care about what happens to lesser than thou, poor people in the USA USA unless it’s a college person being offended by unwoke jokes or disinformation unapproved by secret police and shit. 

   I intentionally came to the desert to get away from greedhead, dollar worshipping, money whores and their brute force class gestapo, and here they come again, wherever we travel, just a beat and a half right behind us, the fucking gentrifiers. I can’t stand those fucking people. Big money Bossman Springsteen charging $4500 for a fucking concert ticket? In Lima, Ohio, crack hookers only charge $7 for a blowjob, according to some people I used to know, one dude told me he only ever paid in quarters, can you even faintly imagine some millionaire motherfucker still strutting around feeling sorry for himself cause his old man was emotionally unavailable to him in the late fifties, pretending to be some kinda working class hero who “identifies” with firemen, but wants $4,500 for rich boomers to watch him, listen to himself act all broody and anguished about some long gone fifties machismo past and tell some moody stories about his dad out in the garage workin’ on some car and sing some song about firemen, or the highway, again? I dunno, man. I thought Little Steven said he was not gonna play Sun City. Everything Springsteen and U2 do nowadays REEKS of playing “Sun City” to me. Same as the Stones, don’t they wanna play for somebody BESIDES hedge fund managers and their awful One Percent children? I think Dylan sold his publishing cause he was made an offer he could not refuse. Fleetwood Mac-ya know the whole industry is controlled by some shady elites. Motley Crue-they’ve all sold their publishing for big money, and were probably told “or else”, kinda creepy, though-ya know? All of ’em are workin’ for the Clampdown. All of ’em, remember when they put that mook-y goober Dave Grohl into the Clash tribute lineup, like he was some kinda heir to the Clash? This is a fuckedup world, man. I aint even gonna play Manitoba’s. I aint even gonna play Coney Island High, Bowery Electric, or the Redwood, you feel me? In the immortal words of a righteous and heroic rocknroll prophet, “They’re stabbing our brothers and our sisters in the back, we got to say, I, I, I, I, I I, I aint gonna play Sun City.”

DESERT DOGS AND SUNBURN

Covid clampdowns killed off the last few lingering smalltown businesses except for farmer store and bigbox and some fake stores that are just boomer hobbies, “open by chance” the sign in the door says-you know-wife boutiques only open 12 hours a week, that kinda bullshit-tourist traps. Junk shop ran by overpricing old man as an excuse to hit on young women traveling through from outta town. It’s hot in the desert, my face and shoulders are sun burnt, my wife got me an electronic gadget that’s supposed to help deter unleashed Pitbull attacks that keep happening everytime we go on walks. I should be allowed to walk to the fucking river without fearing for my life, but all the desert crazy retirees leave their dogs unfenced to control the landscape, it’s fucking crazy, all these people whose only family member or associate is their attack dog, they refuse to keep leashed. My kid does a whole routine about ’em: “She’s a rescue dog but I always say she rescued ME!” Nothing’s opened here on Mondays or as I call it, Double Sunday. I will try not to get dog bit, my camera aint workin’ so I’ll see deer or bunnies, everytime I aint got my camera, that’s when the wildlife comes out! I gotta get outta this fucking chair for awhile, in spite of all the danger from nutty meth heads and pitbulls and militia creeps and really psychotic new age psychic divorcee feud craving bored spinsters. Muscleman won’t leave my old lady alone, now he’s going through disabled my kid, insistently offering to train him in the art of musclemanning. Dude has a wife. These old man are all creeps.

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“Octogenarian House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has decided to spend her final years on this mortal coil trying to start World War Three, pushing the Biden administration to designate Russia an official “state sponsor of terrorism” and planning a freakishly incendiary trip to Taiwan just in the last few days.

Beijing has made it clear that the first visit to Taiwan by a major US official in decades would be seen as an aggressive escalation and an egregious transgression of Washington’s official one-China policy.

“The U.S. side is wrong to believe that it can continue to flagrantly disregard the feelings of the Chinese side on Taiwan without more serious consequences,” a Chinese official told the Washington Post in response to the news of Pelosi’s planned trip in August, adding that “actors like Nancy Pelosi are committed to destabilizing China under the guise of morality” and that Pelosi has “openly threatened China’s development.”

Chinese state media put it even more bluntly, stating, “Pelosi’s Taiwan visit is a blatant provocation which will surely be met with a forceful response from China, including unprecedented military pressure. She is creating a dangerous moment, placing us on the brink of war. Nobody can guarantee there will be no mishaps.”

.@SpeakerPelosi. Nancy, I’ll go with you. I’m banned in China, but not freedom-loving Taiwan. See you there!

— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) July 24, 2022

Pelosi’s insane escalation is finding support from some of the worst people on this planet, many of them from the other side of America’s illusory political divide.

“Nancy, I’ll go with you,” tweeted the Trump administration’s warmongering secretary of state and CIA director Mike Pompeo. “I’m banned in China, but not freedom-loving Taiwan. See you there!”

“It is my personal view that the one-China policy has outlived its usefulness, that it is time to move away from strategic ambiguity,” the Trump administration’s secretary of defense Mark Esper said in the wake of the news of Pelosi’s visit during a meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen.

“I think it’s important that we begin that national discussion [on strategic ambiguity] back in the United States. It would help us educate the American people if we can also point to bold decisions being made in Taipei,” Esper added, an apparent call for open domestic propaganda about the issue.

“I think China should not have any say over where American officials travel. I think if the Speaker wants to go she should go,” Esper said on CNN’s New Day.

“Speaker Pelosi absolutely should take a bipartisan congressional delegation to Taiwan,” tweeted former Republican House speaker Newt Gingrich. “I am the highest ranking US official to visit Taiwan. John Dingell and other Democrats joined GOP members. Communist China cannot dictate a Speakers travel!”

“Would it surprise you to learn that Nancy Pelosi got a round of applause at a meeting of the Trump-backed America First Policy Institute?” journalist Michael Tracey tweeted from the meeting on Monday. “Because that’s exactly what just happened, when Newt Gingrich declared support for her upcoming trip to Taiwan.”

Would it surprise you to learn that Nancy Pelosi got a round of applause at a meeting of the Trump-backed America First Policy Institute? Because that’s exactly what just happened, when Newt Gingrich declared support for her upcoming trip to Taiwan. “I commend Nancy,” said Newt pic.twitter.com/FJ1Xh8H0PK

— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) July 25, 2022

“Speaker Pelosi should go to Taiwan and President Biden should make it abundantly clear to Chairman Xi that there’s not a damn thing the Chinese Communist Party can do about it,” Republican Senator Ben Sasse said on Monday. “No more feebleness and self-deterrence. This is very simple: Taiwan is an ally and the speaker of the House of Representatives should meet with the Taiwanese men and women who stare down the threat of Communist China.”

Taiwan is in fact not a formal ally under current US policy, but that’s exactly what all these calls to abandon the one-China policy and strategic ambiguity are geared toward changing.

Sasse’s comments are particularly annerving because they suggest that if the Biden administration does anything to deter Pelosi’s Taiwan brinkmanship it will be weaponized by the GOP to attack Biden as a puppet of Xi Jinping. This would be an exact inversion of the way the Democratic Party spent four years using accusations of Kremlin loyalty to put political pressure on the Trump administration to ramp up cold war escalations against Russia, which helped pave the way to the dangerous aggressions between those two nuclear powers we now see today.

We’re already seeing these frenzied accusations of Beijing loyalty from Republican spinmeisters like Tucker Carlson, which is something I warned would happen under a Biden presidency before the 2020 election.

https://t.co/SeCQFhvCqE https://t.co/OK4S29If7l pic.twitter.com/FckO0SU2ZC

— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) July 13, 2022

When it comes to China, the so-called “populist right” is in lockstep with both Nancy Pelosi and with murderous neoconservatives like Bill Kristol, Max Boot and John Bolton. Steve Bannon’s support for regime change in Beijing is indistinguishable from Bill Kristol’s support for regime change in Beijing. You will never, ever see a Trump supporter address this perfect harmony between their faction and neocons and liberal hawks with any degree of intellectual honesty.

In reality, though Democrats tend to lean more toward supporting aggressions against Russia while Republicans lean more toward favoring aggressions against China, they’re both just manufacturing consent for the same unipolarist agenda of total global domination. They pretend to be on opposing sides, but if you ignore the narratives and just look at the actions what you see is a steadily escalating “great power competition” designed to facilitate the US empire’s longstanding agenda of securing unipolar planetary hegemony at all cost.

The drums of war are growing louder and louder, and the psychopaths who feed off it are growing more and more aroused. Let’s hope this evil empire ends as soon as possible in as peaceful a manner as possible, before these freaks get us all killed.”

(-Caitlin Johnstone)

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“SOME OF IT WAS TRUE!” (-THE CLASH)

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I woke up at about 4:55 this morning and I’m generally an early riser, but that’s a bit early even for me. My neighbor’s got a confused rooster. I went outside while the sun was risin’ to spend time with the outdoor feral cats we feed and neglected to wear a shirt or shoes so I got bit up by mosquitoes and these desert mosquitoes are like mutants, maybe of that Bill Gates variety, who knows, but their bites never seem to go away. It rained last night so everything feels kinda musty, in a couple hours I gotta trudge across town through perilous streets of leashless desert dogs and crazy people, always kinda dread facing the world out there. The woman in red who talks to herself, the Slim Shadies on the bad drugs. Something ’bout the day feels ominous, just got this foreboding sense of unease. I feel pretty disconnected from everybody I grew up with, just alienated by this whole culture. The casual acceptance of this unsparing war on whistle blowers and journalists like Daniel Hale and Julian Assange. The dreary, demented, ancient, old, ghoulish warpigs like Biden and Pelosi, and their belligerent saber rattling and senseless provocations for always more wars. The pitiless, bloodcurdling movies and evil muzak being pushed on the kids by these shady elite occultist creeps. The smileyfaced, see no evil yuppies, always looking the other way, rather than admitting the country’s crumbling into not just recession, but two starkly different realities-one for the privileged super rich  and dwindling middle class, another brutal, merciless one for the majority who are falling into houselessness at an alarming pace, or just “dying suddenly”. Some of my own relatives social distance themselves from my immediate family, I suspect cause they’re afraid they might catch The Poverty and their helpful philanthropic super scientific saviors at Pfizer might not have a pill for that particular affliction. I don’t know how people can call themselves media professionals or educators and have any self respect while regurgitating all these known fucking lies for war and bullshit narratives and slogans that are supposed to okeydoke all the corruption and decay all around us. I’m too old to wanna live with a house full of crazies eating your food and shit, like when we were in our twenties, and slept ten to a room in those disgustingly filthy communal band houses with the black hair dye stains in every sink and ten thousand empty beer cans on the floor. I don’t see how any of these poor people who work fulltime slave jobs for minimum wage are even covering their rent in this ripoff real estate market except if they live with a bunch of other slaves. I feel like an awful lot of people probably drink just to cope with anxiety and depression, next time you’re in line at the checkout counter, just take a look at all the booze everybody’s buying. And lotto tickets. Where I live, there are no bands. People are too poor to have bands. There’s like a crazy dude with an obvious drug problem who picks his face and arms, he kinda plays a couple chords on an acoustic guitar in front of the grocery store. That’s about it. Some old country music elderly people I guess. A Mexican band from three hours away plays at the Moose Lodge. Whenever I get hold of an all too elusive copy of “VIVE LE ROCK” magazine, it seems like they still got a thriving rocknroll scene in the UK and also in Australia. Must be affordable rents in those places. Imagine Max’s or CB’s happening today with the gentrification rent gouging, right? I mean…come on. You heard the millionaire mimosa-rock? It’s all just so so art school artsy fartsy like The Strokes or lowest common denominator formulaic like Green Day and Foo Fighters, I’m looking for some heartfelt original voices, not just more motherfuckers whose parents told them they’re the best and bought them a trophy and a motorcycle and a special fame career.
UNPRECEDENTED CENSORSHIP, DEVIOUS AND DECEPTIVE PROGRAMMING, ABUSIVE GASLIGHTING LIES, AND FASCIST FATCAT PROPAGANDA ARE OVERWHELMING US ALL! 

“Alan MacLeod has a new article out with Mintpress News showing how most of the supposedly independent “fact-checking” organizations which Facebook has partnered with to police the information people are allowed to see on the platform about the war in Ukraine are, in fact, funded by the United States government.

“Most of the fact-checking organizations Facebook has partnered with to monitor and regulate information about Ukraine are directly funded by the U.S. government, either through the U.S. Embassy or via the notorious National Endowment for Democracy (NED),” MacLeod writes.

NED is indeed notorious because, as MacLeod explains, it was set up to do overtly many of the operations which the CIA used to perform covertly, like circulating propaganda in empire-targeted nations, funding foreign uprisings, and facilitating the 2014 coup in Ukraine which set in motion the events that would eventually lead to Russia’s invasion of the nation this past February.

Macleod shows how US government money is funneled into Facebook’s “fact-checking organizations” through NED and other channels, the result being a US government-funded narrative management operation in a social media platform which has almost three billion active users.

Most of fact-checking organisations Facebook uses to police content on Ukraine are directly funded by the US government— either by the US embassy or through notorious CIA front group, the NED. My new investigation exclusively at @MintPressNews:https://t.co/FH4R0HKs1s

— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) August 3, 2022

Most of fact-checking organisations Facebook uses to police content on Ukraine are directly funded by the US government— either by the US embassy or through notorious CIA front group, the NED. My new investigation exclusively at @MintPressNews:https://t.co/FH4R0HKs1s

— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) August 3, 2022

This article is just the latest installment in a series of pieces MacLeod has been putting out with Mintpress over the past few months documenting the many strings you can see between major Silicon Valley platforms and the US-centralized empire, which are becoming clearer and more numerous by the year.

Last month MacLeod released a report on the many veterans of the CIA and other branches of the US intelligence cartel who are being hired to high-level positions within Facebook’s parent company Meta which help determine what kinds of information get visibility on the company’s social media platforms. Meta’s “senior product policy manager for misinformation” was hired straight out of the Central Intelligence Agency in 2019 and now helps Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp sort out information from misinformation.

Last month MacLeod also put out an article on the many CIA veterans who have been hired to help Google decide what information gets seen in its searches and on Google-owned platforms like YouTube. Google is easily the single most influential corporation on earth when it comes to public access to information.

In June MacLeod penned an article titled “The Federal Bureau of Tweets: Twitter is Hiring an Alarming Number of FBI Agents,” reporting that “the social media giant has, in recent years, recruited dozens of individuals from the national security state to work in the fields of security, trust, safety and content.”

Even TikTok, MacLeod documents, has begun hiring a bizarre number of former NATO employees to police its content at the same time it has begun aligning with other Silicon Valley platforms in its censorious policies toward content from Russia.

National Security Search Engine: Why has Google hired so many ex-CIA agents to run its most important internal and external operations. My new investigation for @MintPressNewshttps://t.co/Bayhjqc1R0

— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) July 26, 2022

National Security Search Engine: Why has Google hired so many ex-CIA agents to run its most important internal and external operations. My new investigation for @MintPressNewshttps://t.co/Bayhjqc1R0

— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) July 26, 2022

MacLeod’s important work builds on that of other reporters like Yasha Levine, whose book Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet describes the way humanity’s unprecedented access to information has been intertwined with US imperial power from its very inception.

Silicon Valley is at least as fundamental a component of US imperial narrative control as the legacy media and Hollywood, and is becoming even more so. Together they comprise the empire’s narrative control apparatus, which is just as essential to the functioning of the empire as its military or economic might.

The expansion of human consciousness on issues of political and social justice has brought with it a growing public intolerance for tyranny and oppression, which has made it necessary for the world’s current empire to rule over us by providing us with the illusion of freedom. We are told that we live in a democracy where the people control their own fate, but in reality we are inundated with propaganda from the moment we are born that is designed to psychologically manipulate the way we think, act and vote. As Noam Chomsky said, “Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.”

Silicon Valley is filled with spooks and liars for the same reason the mainstream news media support every war and continually normalize the freakish injustices of our society: because whoever controls the narrative controls the world. Perception is reality, and if you can control how people perceive reality then, as far as their behavior is concerned, you control reality itself.

We will remain trapped with the abuses of the status quo oppression machine until we awaken to this fact.

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD


To me, The Coma-Tones were the best band in the world. I always related to alla Gio’s songs and Jimmy is just stellar. I felt personally affected for a long time when Gio left this world, he was one of the very, very few people I DEEPLY related to on a  very deep and intimate Beasts Of Bourbon level. This is my kinda rocknroll, dunno why nobody seems to get it anymore. They were all soul. Street, guts, heart, love ’em. (RIP)

STARS FROM MARS

I remember when we were glammed out teenagers still stranded in the Midwest and just dreaming about the faraway lights of Tinsel Town, we saw their pictures in the glossy magazine they sold at Noir Leather in Detroit, “Propaganda” and somehow we found their mailing address and sent away for their demotape which arrived on cassette with a cool flier of the Stars From Mars as little cartoon characters. The songs were pretty low budget. Tunes like, “Kick Dat Cat”, I think one was called. Demos, indeed. I liked “We Got Tonight”. I always rooted for that band. They reunited in recent years. Ya know that David Lee Roth/John 5 song, “Nothing Could Have Stopped Us” drove me to reach out to certain former bandmates to see if they had a desire to wave the torch again, but I think they are all pretty happy where they are now. I don’t think they like being reminded of their roots, where we came from was not a pretty place, I kinda represent their hard times, the bad years before they escaped the poverty and they’ve kinda all moved on up to thee top, to a deluxe apartment in the sky. I’m like the skeleton in the closet. What can ya do? Happy to see my former colleague Dazzle Star back out there, treading the boards. I think he smokes.

“The Taiwanese are the next people to be sacrifice for U.S. geostrategic interests. You wonder why the neocolonial leaders of these nations don’t seem to understand how expendable they & their people are for the U.S.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“It’s a war against the truth”, says @DavidShoebridge, 1 of the 7 Australian politicians speaking out in support of #Assange on the first week back of parliament. Others urgently affirmed “Peace can be started with truth”.

The Three I’s of a Police State Education: Indoctrination, Intimidation & Intolerance – Activist Post

‘It’s About Damn Time’: 4 Louisville Cops Charged in Killing of Breonna Taylor (commondreams.org)

LOST FIVE OR SIX OF MY TEENAGE METAL FRIENDS TO MILITARY CULTURE, ONE KILLED HIMSELF, OTHERS TOO BOO-YA JACKEDUP TAKER AGGRESSIVE TO HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH, SO SAD.

Andrew Bacevich, a retired Army Colonel who fought in Vietnam, and Danny Sjursen, a retired Army Major who did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, have just published Paths of Dissent: Soldiers Speak Out Against America’s Misguided Wars. Bacevich and Sjursen, West Point graduates, like many writers in the book, come out of the military culture. They began as true believers, embracing the myths of American goodness and virtue and the military honor code pounded into them as young cadets at the military academy. The reality of combat, as it has for generations, exposed the lies told by the generals and politicians. We are not a good and virtuous nation. God does no bless us above other nations. Victory is not assured. War is not noble and uplifting. The clash between the reality of combat, and the mythical version of combat consumed by the public, one that propels young men and women into war, creates not only dissonance and moral injury, but an existential crisis combat veterans, at least those who are self-reflective, must cope with for the rest of their lives.

The Chris Hedges Report Podcast: Andrew Bacevich and Chris Hedges Discuss “Paths of Dissent” (substack.com)

THE WAR BETWEEN THE HAVE “GENTRIFIERS” AND HAVE-NOTS HOUSELESS IS HAPPENING EVERYWHERE NOW

This ECONOMIC TERRORISM—which is what gentrification really is—is happening all over the U.S. while wealthy pundits wax poetic on cable news that we’re “not in a recession.”

“It seems like Akron is hunting its own homeless; it doesn’t matter where we go, if we put up a tent they’re there tearing it down…they look at us as the scourge of society,” -Pandora, homeless in Akron

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Stop worshipping these evil scumbags.

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STAND WITH THE BLACK ALLIANCE FOR PEACE

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“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has left Taiwan after a brief but diplomatically corrosive visit, the aftereffects from which may be felt for years to come.

Toward the end of her speech alongside Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, Pelosi’s brain underwent one of its increasingly common software glitches, causing her to begin babbling inarticulately.

Here is a transcript of what Nancy Pelosi’s brain said:

“In our earliest days at our founding of our country, Benjamin Franklin, our presidency, said, freedom and democracy. Freedom and democracy, one thing, security here. If we don’t have- we can’t have either, if we don’t have both.”

Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan with wise words from “Benjamin Franklin, our presidency” on “freedom and democracy on one thing, security here.” pic.twitter.com/mElfFUoF5C

— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) August 3, 2022

Of course Benjamin Franklin was neither a president of the United States nor a “presidency”, and the quote Nancy’s floundering brain was reaching for was “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” These are not difficult things to remember or articulate for someone with functioning gray matter.

This is right up there with other famous neural malfunctions by the speaker, like her “Bernie loves hearing” gibberish from last year or her bizarre “Good morning, Sunday morning” restart in the middle of an interview a couple of years ago, and it calls to mind a DC pharmacist’s casual remark in 2017 that he had filled prescriptions to treat Alzheimer’s disease for some powerful decision makers on Capitol Hill.

None of which would be a problem, if we were talking about some little old lady whiling away her twilight years at a retirement home in Florida. But we are not; we are talking about one of the most powerful elected officials in the most powerful government on earth, third in the line of succession to the presidency after the vice president.

More importantly, we are talking about someone who just participated in an incendiary visit to Taiwan which has ensured the escalation of dangerous cold war tensions between major world powers, and could potentially have triggered a hot war with China.

What? pic.twitter.com/xoYPO2TY2o  (@Yolo304741) July 28, 2022

US war machinery, including aircraft carriers and large planes, were mobilized to provide security for Pelosi’s visit ahead of her arrival. The United States military was literally just used to help a dementia patient try to start World War Three.

China’s response to Pelosi’s provocation has thankfully been relatively measured, though we’re about to see Taiwan fully encircled by the Chinese navy for a show of force unlike anything we’ve seen in decades, and Chinese sanctions upon Taiwanese commerce are still being announced. There will be political pressure in Beijing to escalate tensions with the US so as not to look weak, and the intensity of the new cold war has certainly been ratcheted up a notch, but when it comes to hot war it looks like humanity’s better angels have prevailed for now.

None of this makes it acceptable for the world’s most powerful government to send a politician whose brains are leaking out her ears to try to stir up hostilities under cover of its military forces.

The world is worse now than it was before Pelosi’s plane touched down. Less safe, less wealthy, less kind, and more frightening. Not one ordinary person has benefitted from her insanely hawkish provocation made in her final years on this earth, especially not the people of Taiwan.

The US empire is sick, and it is playing sick games with all our lives. As far as I’m concerned, its downfall can’t come soon enough. (-Caitlin Johnstone)

WHERE IS THE ANTI WAR MOVEMENT AND THE PUNK ROCK RESISTANCE? STOP WORSHIPPING OBAMA AND BEYONCE AND START PAYING ATTENTION TO HOW THE RULING CLASS WANT WORLD WAR 3!!!

“In this video, I analyze the US war drive against China. Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan is just the latest provocation. The Pentagon has war plans, CIA officials call for war, US troops on the ground, US sending billions in weapons, think tanks want nukes.” (-Benjamin Norton)

“Fearing a new conflict over Taiwan, Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg released a shocking account showing how the Joint Chiefs pressed Eisenhower to launch a nuclear war on China. Ellberg’s warning is more relevant than ever.” (-Max Blumenthal)

Eisenhower rejected military chiefs’ demand for nuclear war on China, classified account of ’58 Taiwan Strait crisis reveals – The Grayzone

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil on Twitter: “My eyes must be deceiving me. A mainstream reporter from Sky News just took five minutes to destroy Zelensky and the war mongers provoking him. He just exposed his connection to the nazi Azov Battalion, his banning of free speech, his crimes, and fame whoring. Part 1️⃣ https://t.co/gTGIxroadW” / Twitter

OUT HERE IT’S COLD A LONG AND LONELY, LONG & LONELY ROAD

REMEMBER THE EX IDOLS? THEY WERE PHOTOGRAPHED WITH MY FRIEND ALIA IN DETAILS MAGAZINE BACK IN THE DAY.

I thought they were pretty good for a grunge era hard rock group. My ex bassplayer loved ’em, said they were like Nirvana meets Van Halen with brain dead lyrics. That made no sense to me until I heard ’em, I liked ’em better than Green Day or any of that shit that got popular and trendy circa the mid nineties. Gary X Finneran was the pre P.C. singer with the scroungier Birdland/Billy Idol like good looks. He also had a band called Tragedy Club, but sadly died on May 10, 2009 at the age of 45. People keep droppin’ dead, left and right all over. especially lately. Half my generation seems to be leaving the planet. There’s a couple hipsters in my county with the dreads and tattoos, they hate it though, they’re only here cause their mama has money, they seem to want some kindof attention from me I don’t really have the energy to give ’em, especially not in the sweltering heat, so now they’re feeling kinda hath no fury scorned. Whatever. One guy asked me what kinda music I like I said, “The Stooges, Smack, Fishfaces, stuff like that.” Never heard of any of ’em. I changed my answer, “David Bowie, Stones, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper?” That helped a little. At least he nodded. One guy just found out about Iggy last year when I told him about him. Hard to find proper punknroll players in times and places such as these. Somedays it really gets me down. I can’t really even import anybody from outta state because there are no jobs here, we are way, way too poor to support anybody else, can’t provide for no musicians. 

WHERE IS THE ANTI WAR MOVEMENT AND THE PUNK ROCK RESISTANCE? STOP WORSHIPPING OBAMA AND BEYONCE AND START PAYING ATTENTION TO HOW THE RULING CLASS WANT WORLD WAR 3!!!

“I thought the Obama administration was the most dangerous administration since 1945 until this one. One of the reasons this one is so bad is because it is made up of inept retreads from Obama & neocons who abandoned the republican party in 2016. This reckless and irresponsible act by Pelosi is the psychopathology of white supremacy and could very well have the U.S. in another war.” (~ 2016 Green Party Vice President nominee Ajamu Baraka)

“People in Taiwan are largely protesting Pelosi because what people in most countries who’ve been impacted by U.S intervention do not often forget is the destruction after, & what they most want is the simple sovereignty to determine their future.” (-Fiorella Isabel)

“This asshole’s brains are leaking out her ears and they just let her fly to Taiwan to ramp up hostilities between nuclear-armed powers. The US just spent ninety million dollars helping a dementia patient try to start World War Three.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Politicians like Nancy Pelosi don’t care because no one in her family will be risking their lives in the war.” (-Jay Davis)

The Anti-China Brainwashing Is Working: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix (substack.com)

Most of the “Fact-Checking” Organizations Facebook Uses in Ukraine Are Directly Funded by Washington (mintpressnews.com)

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

FBI Attack on the Uhuru Movement is a Warning | Black Agenda Report

The End of US Hegemony and The Rise Of BRICS, with Ben Norton (mintpressnews.com

“Our intelligence community is the best.” (-Mayo Pete Buttigieg)

“At overthrowing sovereign countries, bombing innocent people, supporting fascists, murdering & incarcerating activists & journalists, resource exploitation, and meddling in elections yes the absolute crown jewel.” (-Fiorella Isabel responding to Schwab school tool-time deep state suckup Mayo Pete)

“Reminder that, in his living room, Pete Buttigieg has a huge map of the trillions of dollars worth of natural resources and minerals in Afghanistan, a country he helped militarily occupy. Remember when garbage propaganda websites like Daily Beast viciously smeared anyone who suggested that Pete Buttigieg (a former Naval intelligence officer who worked alongside the CIA in Afghanistan and worked for CIA contractor McKinsey) was a US intelligence community asset?” (-Benjamin Norton)

I KNOW YOU AIRB&B PEEPS JUST WANNA READ SOME MORE SHIT ABOUT FACKING BEYONCE, BUT THIS ALERT IS FOR THE PUNKS:

When whistleblowers go to prison, we’re on the road to tyranny | Salon.com

FBI Raids St. Louis Black Liberation Group Alleging Russian Ties | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis | St. Louis Riverfront Times

The Movement Sorely Misses Glen Ford | Black Agenda Report

Stanczyk or the Sad Clown Paradox – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/behindtheheadlines

‘She’s a Human Being Who Was Killed in Cold Blood’: Shireen Abu Akleh’s Family Demands U.S. Action – POLITICO

Ben & Jerry’s Path to Boycotting Israeli Settlements (jewishcurrents.org)

Critics Call Pelosi’s Confirmed Trip to Taiwan a ‘Dangerous War Provocation’ (commondreams.org)

Russia Says Cooperation on HIMARS Strikes Means US Is ‘Directly Involved’ in Ukraine War – News From Antiwar.com

10 Promising Signs That The Insidious Mind Control Matrix The Elite Have Created Is Starting To Crumble – Activist Post

“Julian #Assange today should be a free man. He is a publisher. His organisation

@Wikileaks

 obtains & publishes, freely, information it obtains: the literal definition of journalism. It happens every day in newsrooms…” Senator Jordan Steele-John

“Buttigieg is out here professing his love for the CIA. Kamala is talking in circles. Pelosi is getting rich off insider trading. Biden is pushing us into recession & war. And Bernie is telling us we have to keep voting for this corrupt party. NO THANK YOU! #ThirdPartyOrBust” (-Ryan Knight)

“Overdraft fees were created in 1990. Credit scores were created in 1989. We can live without them.” (-Nina Turner)

EMPIRE UPDATE: Live with Brian Berletic on Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Ukraine – TheAltWorld

MIDNIGHT RIDER

You might know that in addition to the explosively great new Godfathers full length record album, “Alpha Beta Gamma Delta” on Cargo records, they have also released an EP with some special bonus tracks for hardcore fans like us! 

Featuring 2 tracks from the ‘Alpha Beta Gamma Delta’ album (‘Midnight Rider’ & ‘OCD’) & 2 tracks (‘When The Cowards Fall’ & ‘Fade Away’) NOT available on the album .& exclusive to the EP!!

‘Midnight Rider’ EP out 26th August!!

‘Alpha Beta Gamma Delta’ out 16th September!!

The Godfathers Official Website

FTP=FIGHT THE POWER

USA USA WAGING WARS ON WHISTLEBLOWERS & ACTIVIST GROUPS AGAIN. JUST LIKE THEY DID IN THE SIXTIES. COINTELPRO AND McCARTHYISM ARE HAPPENING HERE AGAIN, NOW!

topdocumentaryfilms.com
The FBI’s War on Black America – Zinn Education Project (zinnedproject.org)

The FBI has a history of targeting black activists. That’s still true today | Mike German | The Guardian

‘Tools of Russia’: FBI Raid on Black Political Party Seen As Part of ‘Black Scare/Red Scare’ in United States – Toward Freedom

Extended episode: Mick Wallace and Clare Daly want to save us from NATO (substack.com)

“I AGREE…. “NATO is a war machine, a military tool in furtherance of US hegemony, and a systemic threat to world peace and stability.” —Wu Qian, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense.” (-Garland Nixon)

“NATO’s brutal military alliance has become the most perfidious instrument of repression known in the history of humankind.” (~Fidel Castro)

“Things have gotten worse since Biden and the Democrats took power, yet DNC apologists are still out here trying to bully third party voters. They will never admit that they are wrong. They don’t have the courage to leave this abusive relationship so they attack the people who do.” (-Ryan Knight)

“BlackRock isn’t just hoarding housing and land so that nobody can afford to buy a house, they’re also taking control of the world’s largest media conglomerates so that the public never hears about their malicious plans.” (-Mint Press News)

 “I thought the Obama administration was the most dangerous administration since 1945 until this one. One of the reasons this one is so bad is because it is made up of inept retreads from Obama & neocons who abandoned the republican party in 2016.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“It continues to be so hilarious how angry people get that some golfers are playing in a league funded by Saudi money, when the US and the UK Governments continue to lavish the Saudi regime with arms, surveillance tech and intel that ensures they remain in power.” (-Glenn Greenwald)

“Why did Jill Stein & Susan Sarandon deport more Haitians then the last 3 Presidents combined? Why are kids still in cages. Why are they adding 100,000 police to the police in the U.S? Why didn’t they codify roe v wade when they had the chance? Oh Wait, Biden did all of that!” (-Radical Jesus)

NATO-backed network of Syria dirty war propagandists identified – The Grayzone

Polls show almost no one trusts US media, after decades of war propaganda and lies – Multipolarista

IGILANTE WOKENESS BRIGADE AND FEELINGS SQUAD SCOLDING COMMITTEE DISAPPROVES OF YOUR TONE! ARE YOU SOME KINDA…”CONSPIRACY THEORIST”???

When you start talking about racism and classism in the USA, USA, those safespace entitled property owners who benefit from preserving the status quo, will start looking to find fault with your commentary, they have been trained by the establishment to try to “bust” you, TMZ style, find some flaw or weakness in your arguments, or point. What do the college people call that, again? Debate team, or some shit? Cancel culture? “See something/say something”, they teach the management class peeps all these jive silencing techniques to kinda like try to silence the people, send us to the back of the bus, try to get us to quit talking about the lies for war and buy into their bullshit identity politricks she/her “FACT CHECKER” Snopes narratives. Ha. These suckup bench warmer types want us to get back in line, like them, they gonna try n rope us back into their mainstream Netflix fake woke scripts, like they think they can make us fear we’re gonna get excluded, unpopularized, or demonetized or something. Thing is, that only works on people who were insiders, popularized, or monetized to begin with. One good thing about not being a salaried media professional is like, I don’t have to pretend to like Jack White or Kanye West or that Grimes chick or the Insane Clown Posse or Kid Rock or Lil Nas X. Not even slightly interested in cashing big checks to lie about that. I was desperate one time when no one would help me and I had nowhere to go and admittedly took some paychecks from an entertainment weekly, but for the most part, I just ignore people who try to oblige me into make believe liking shit that just aint that good, because it’s part of some kinda distant social hierarchy that has nothing to do with me. I aint in the hierarchy, so why would I care about all these folks who keep getting financed to make albums all the time, without having to even write any decent songs. I dunno, man. That middle school cafeteria shit was just never my bag, at all. What are these social climbing clowns and weasels gonna do if I refuse to make believe I like Kid Rock or some shitty mediocrity tribute act? Not bankroll my records, not let me headline Saturday Night at the homeless hating yuppie/hipster bar? Not charge me two grand a month to live in their special privilege zone? No free drink tickets to see some kid in a costume playing records some old lady just told him about at the gentrification bar on Tuesday night? I used to be jealous that Rob Sheffield makes lots of money, lives in NYC, and gets to socialize with Duran Duran, but look at what he has to do for it. Talk about Britney and all that shit all the time for twenty five years. No thanks, I got no patience for the corporation jellyroll boyband shills or mk ultra pop sluts or middle class politeness brigades or being admonished for my supposed lack of wokey wokeness by facking landlords or navel studies graduates. Sometimes, it seems they might even do it on a subconscious level, the haves on the hill will let you know they have disliked your being outspoken against the bullshit wars and social ranking system jive, they wanna draw a red circle around something you’ve said wrong, find an error, correctify you, like you need their permission or endorsements or it’s gonna affect your grade point average or something. Middle class booj people all think they’re Kall the Kops Karens special agent wokeness patrols and vigilante squads, always scrutinizing your tone, forever looking for that gotcha moment, always implying you’ve done something “incorrect”. If middle classers try n lay their Starbucks and NPR vote blue no matter who politeness, etiquette rulebook or “Her Turn” Hillarybot social climber obligation trips on you, just walk away. Trust your own gut instincts. Keep fighting. You were not born to make middle class property owners feel good about themselves or their favorite “Dynamite Magazine” pinup red carpet celebrities. The punks who came after me for not digging AOC’s empty grandstanding were like rabid dogs. God bless ’em, they’re just old and obsessed with their STUFF and outta touch.

I never considered myself any kinda like tough guy or anything, though I have had to fight, for much of my life. Price I pay for lookin’ cool. You can’t grow up in places like Ohio or Indiana without having to fight the dumb fuckin’ ruling class mama’s boy jocks and rednecks, particularly not if, uh, you know, you wear makeup and spray your hair up like Steve Stevens or Johnny Thunders. Which I’d been known to do for quite some many years. Nowadays, with all these really loathsome creepy pervs and wannabe gurus like Jared Leto and Ezra Miller wearing all the traditional affectations of Jack Fairy Velvet Goldmine glam, it makes me feel less and less inclined to wanna be associated with transhumanist cyborg and mk ultra slave promotors. The fascist billionaire techfascist warpigs man they ransack every subculture and steal all the styles  and symbols and cool ideas to advance their sick Gates Reset Agenda to younger generations via Tik Tok and super hero movies and that awful, awful fake and toxic hip-pop they do now with the heiresses and the influencers from youtube. Been more than 25 years of conditioning people to be adverse to bodily autonomy even just in the airports, independent choices, free speech, freedom of the press, facts based news reporting, the deep state fascists and spooks infiltrated and undermined all the institutions like ACLU and Amnesty, organizations that used to fight for free speech, fight for objectionable speech, and the right to say shit that cloistered safespace, gentrification special class sensitivity kids might be offended by. Most of punk rock was all about being offensive. Shock tactics, provoking outrage intentionally, from Iggy on–Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys, Butthole Surfers, Viletones. Now it’s just like a buncha Industry Brainwash producer/handler creeps, their disassociated DIZneyfied lapdancer puppets, negative programming, and some namby pampy richkid garbage muzak that says nothing, that has no message, it’s just an excuse for people with throwaway money to buy new clothes, you know? You know that old LOVE & ROCKETS lyric, “I wanna hear a song that makes me believe in something!”? I’m lookin’ for that tune with a point of view, with genuine emotions, what happened to all the real music? Amurkkan Idolized it all, they turned it into sports and pay to play Hunger Games knife fighting. Like Sylvain sang, “What’s That Got To Do With Rocknroll”? You know they’re even making sexy spy movies glorifying bio-warfare? I mean, WTF?

Tripped over a $1 copy of the Gary Numan 1979 classic Beggar’s Banquet LP, “The Pleasure Principal” at the shitty second hand store today and you know, it’s been about two months since I came across a couple Devo and Ramones LP’s. I live in a nowhere town, so any kinda weirdo music is real elusive. Same as it ever was, same as it ever was. All those records remind me of spending the night at my old buddy Jaysin’s house where he had created an elaborately glam and kooky “fabric jungle” outta animal print and xmas lites, he had a very stern anti guitar stance, back then. No guitars, fuck guitars, he hated guitars. All he liked was Gary Numan, Depeche Mode, and New Order. He had great hair, cool clothes, and chicks adored him. I slept with one of his favorite local big haired new wave chicks and he never forgave me, even though he had gone on to sleep with multiple chicks I similarly liked and demonstrated particular interest in the one he knew I had the most sentimental attachment to. All this is eighties nonsense from when we were 14. 15. 16, but since he killed himself two years ago, it stays on my front page. All those songs, all those bands, the girls and clothes and haircuts. I’m haunted when the minutes drag. Back then, I used to have pictures of Lisa Bonet and Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Charlie Sexton and Boy George all over my room. Jaysin and I would play around with crappy keyboards and drum machines for hours on end, quarreling about whether or not we should bring our common friend, Dave, into our band on guitar. I kept insisting that you know, Andy Taylor’s “Hold Back The Rain” and “Take It Easy” lick was essential to any songs I might ever compose. I’m 52 now and nothing’s changed. Last I knew of Dave playing guitar was when he joined the Dimestore Haloes during med school. I miss the kid, we were like brothers growing up. For me, he was irreplaceable. Kinda like Andy Taylor in Duran Duran. I called him up at work this morning, like I did our old writer-collaborator-Haloes bass man Jake, a couple weeks ago. They both seem happy. Both have Serious Jobs. Married men. Totally Respectable. God bless ’em! It’s so strange getting old and seeing everybody doing their own thing, I always felt like this one chick who we met in line outside an L.A. Guns and Quireboys concert changed our course, when she asked to take out picture in all our ridiculous cowboy glam threads, she was rich as hell, she came from South Africa and her dad owned a cigarette company, she kinda had a siren like effect on our guitar hero. Lured him outta the punk underground and into straight society. Whatever makes ’em happy. Me, I’m rootin’ for everybody. Not everybody stays wild n  rebellious forever. That’s okay. You gotta do your own dance, follow your own calling. Our old pal, Ron E. runs a commercial photography business. Bobby’s Dead which horrifies me again almost every morning when I wake up and have to re-remember again. No idea whatever became of Tony M. Let’s just say none of the old gang look like L.A. Guns anymore. Just me now, cheese stands alone. I still wanna rock like fuck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3353&v=yjl2yDo08Zo&feature=emb_titleThis ECONOMIC TERRORISM—which is what gentrification really is—is happening all over the U.S. while wealthy pundits wax poetic on cable news that we’re “not in a recession.”

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US intel officer targeted by John Bolton reacts to coup-plot confession – The Grayzone

 “U.S. white supremacy doesn’t even hide its positions.  explaining objective of Pelosi trip: “America’s determination to preserve democracy, Western values and military and economic primacy in the Pacific and across the world.” No equality or respect here.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

I am just not happy today, trying not to bitch. I try to walk the grief off. Rocknroll is usually still the answer.

‘Alpha Beta Gamma Delta’ will be released Friday 16th September but is available to pre-order NOW via 

http://www.thegodfathers.bigcartel.com/

“Amateurism & ineptitude best describes current U.S. leadership. And if there is “mistrust” between Zelensky & his masters in the U.S., Friedman alludes to, is because Zelensky finally understands Ukraine has been used, unfortunately its too late.” (-Ajamu Baraka)


Fibre-optic cables could be used to spy on people a kilometre away | New Scientist

The hidden dangers of testing your DNA (nypost.com)

Opinion | The Dangers of DNA Testing – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

New warning about the dangers of DNA tests | Watch (msn.com)

The WEF Wants to Sew Digital IDs Into Your Clothing – Activist Post
Severe Economic Desperation Rises Rapidly All Over America As Nearly Half The Nation Cuts Back Spending On Food – Activist Post

I just came home from a long walk to the post office in the lonesome desert heat and find myself writing these lyrics about old former friends and flames I thought I’d mostly forgotten. I heard from a colleague, Mr. John Dissed who was censored on Twitter, Facebook Jail style for talking about a new book by much maligned author Robert F. Kennedy, called “Message To The Liberal Class” and the likelihood of some collaborations of ours potentially seeing some online censorship, but I just told I’m, “whenever we get a chance to broadcast our tiny signals to a propagandized world that’s currently goose stepping so eagerly towards techfacsism I say we push the envelopes as far as we can. it aint much alrite I know…but maybe the next guy hears it…and he does his little bit, and on and on! Joe Strummer said strike tiny blows against the evil empire. ya know?” Imagine writing a book and the self congratulating academic world being too terrorized and propagandized to read it. I empathize-ya know? I wrote a bunch of songs and people are too afraid to record ’em. They might get in trouble, their wive’s moms might not like it, somebody on Twitter might find ’em “offensive”. What a fucking crazy Kafkaeskue nightmare shitscape we have all entered. Stay Wild! Stay Free! Good Night & Good Luck, brothers and sisters and friends of the Revolution.