about being liberal or conservative anymore y'all. That is a hype offered by the fascist whores who want to confuse the people with lies while they turn this country into an aristocratic police state. Some people will say anything to attain power and money. There is no such thing as the Liberal Media, but the Corporate media is very real.
I agree with one of my fav bloggers, you cannot appeal to the better angels of the ubermensch (good word, look it up)
You don't need facebook for propaganda and you don't need Russian twitter bots, either. The focus on Russian influence has let everybody else off the hook. Any time there's some bullshit on the internet people scream "RUSSIA!" Yah, well, maybe it is, but while that's an issue it isn't the sole source of bullshit on the internet. You don't need rubles for that. We have a very well funded domestic conservative bullshit operation.
It is scary that your MAGA-brains share every piece of bullshit from any website on facebook. Email forwards from the old days from your racist uncle were scary, too. As is Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, bulk mail propaganda, etc. I'm not saying all of these are precisely the same thing, but hoping for some referees, or even the Marshal of the Supreme Court, to somehow correct for them, is not going to be productive. There are no referees.
To the extent that something like Facebook is a uniquely bad feature in the year of our Gritty, 2019, you have to fix them with power. Your personal power, political power, etc. Appealing to Zuck to do the right thing is silly. And, really, while it's reasonable to ask all of these entities to enforce the rules they claim they enforce, otherwise they're going to do what they're going to do as long as it makes them money. I don't really understand what motivates these rich weirdos, but apparently "doing good" is not it.
Click here and read what William B. Taylor said today. Mr. Taylor is the senior U.S. diplomat in Ukraine.
If you rely on news media, your ignorance will be preyed upon, because the corporate media is bought by the uber-wealthy in order to suppress the will of the people and create internecine controversy, distracting us from the more important issues.
Saturday, 12 October 2019 at 22h 32m 0s
Malcolm Nance in 2018
Malcolm has been a true patriot.
Trump was purposefully recruited by Putin's thugs. The Republican party has been infiltrated with intrusions of money from foreign sources and entire floors of Trump hotel rooms are being paid for at thousands of dollars per room by foreign agents. Much like the condominiums on his various properties got bought for millions of dollars over the market value by dubious characters with foreign connections.
Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell's wife Elaine Chao has had links to Chinese elites through her father.
In China, the Chaos are no ordinary family. They run an American shipping company with deep ties to the economic and political elite in China, where most of the company’s business is centered.
[SOURCE:Michael Forsythe, Eric Lipton, Keith Bradsher and Sui-Lee Wee | New York Times | 2 June 2019]
The smart Republicans jumped ship once they sniffed the treason. Only a few have actually spoken out. The vast majority of Republicans are cowering in fear because they have never governed based on conviction but upon what pablum they could speak to those who voted for them that their wealthy corporate donors would support. Mike Pence is a perfect example of this ilk.
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 at 20h 34m 12s
Richard D Wolff explains the Market
We are all bullshitted by propaganda provided for us by the wealthy who buy the communication systems (newspapers, media outlets, magazines, social apps) for the sole purpose of brainwashing the rest of us on their paradigm.
If you are getting manipulated, the manipulators need to make you feel that your manipulation is somehow a natural state of the "real" world. They hire charlatans and snakes who willingly use nuanced language or stir up primordial prejudices in order to bullshit the vast majority of persons who are getting fucked over by the morbid stupid paradigms used by those who are in positions of wealth to justify this dysfunctional system.
Markets destroy communities when they are not properly regulated. There is nothing inherently "free" about markets. Market systems exist independent of the overall political system. Dictatorships and Democracies alike rely upon markets for the distribution of goods and services.
Monday, 23 September 2019 at 18h 24m 11s
My Wholesome Advice to a Friend
This is what I advised a lady friend of mine recently who was concerned about some other people that she referred to as "enemies"
If indeed you feel these folks are purposely trying to “get under your skin” … why would you give them that satisfaction?
My mom always told me that 90% of what you react to is based on your own personal history, the other 10% is what is actually in the moment. So perceiving other people as “enemies” is kind of silly. People do what they do. If they are so weak and pathetic that they need to play mind games then that is on them. Which is very sad. Once you encounter such persons, put them in the regressive child category, because this is how children behave. And then treat them accordingly. The phrase “Love thy enemies” means to develop a big picture understanding. If people are playing mind games and are petty, they are telling you that they cannot overcome their unresolved issues. If you take that personally, it is because of your own unresolved issues.
I say this because this is true of me as well. But if you see others as enemies, you will be carrying a burden of disdain and negativity that is not good for your soul. Instead perceive these overgrown children as fools, silly people who need help, and you should just be you and don’t even give them a microcosm of space in your brain. However ... always leave room in your heart. Because that is how you end the cycle of pain and suffering.
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at 21h 20m 3s
Sorry for the absence
My mantra when life gets real and stress is up
You have to go through this. There is no other way. Live by example. Be honest with yourself. There is no other way.
Thursday, 15 August 2019 at 18h 33m 45s
Brian Tyler Cohen
This actor has stepped up.
Thursday, 15 August 2019 at 18h 26m 47s
Sam Seder from Brooklyn
This is a clip from Sam Seder's daily show called "The Majority Report". The show is the relic of what it was during the Dubya year's (see the previous post) on what was called "Air America"
@6:30 timestamp: this moron starts talking about zero, and then watch what he does --- belittles Sam, but insists he's not making fun of him. Behold the massive projection of this fucking moron.
Equating the potential of human beings to a number is pathetic on the merits, because all numerical assessment is inherently biased by the humans who are determining the rubric through which such merits are assessed. But morons want to start equating workers with numbers, and then start elaborating about some pseudo-profound delusion about the number zero.
Or as was stated at the end of the above video : "There is nothing worse than undeserved pedantry".
Math question. Why has productivity increased exponentially, and yet wages have remained relatively constant?
Thursday, 15 August 2019 at 17h 41m 50s
Mike Malloy has been a hero of mine since I started listening to him back in the Dubya Bush days, circa 2002. Lately he has been doing a daily podcast with video on youtube from Georgia. He uses all the pejorative and profane language necessary to express himself, so fair warning.
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 at 20h 45m 50s
How the aristocracy rules
The Aristocracy uses racism and xenophobia to keep the lower classes in line. As Beau explains so well in this video.