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Monday, March 20, 2017

FANTASTIC BEASTS: CREDENCE TO BANNON TO...

03/17/17 - I'm not a Harry Potter fan.  Haven't read the books.  Like the latest Star Wars
movies, visual effects can't compensate for thin HP movie material.  Since I haven't any
audience to speak of I don't need to do spoiler trigger warnings.

I've been seeing "a few" Credence Barebone types in real life NYC completely apart
from the fictional, "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them." The much improved
prequel is centered in 1926 New York City.

In the context of the movie, Credence's supressed powers manifest as destructive
counterpart to Newt Scamander the main character played by Eddie Redmayne.
The movie makes a point of showing Scamander's out of focus eyes, duck-toed walk,
dislike of small talk or getting along with average people.  In contrast he is also keeper
of the metaphysical Fantastic Beasts loosed upon NYC from a double plus ungood 4+
dimensional magic HP James Bond device loaded suitcase.  The beasts contained therein
are falsely blamed for the unexplained mahem taking place in New York City.

Both male characters match all too many commonly seen on the streets of today's NYC.
From penguin walks to cut and buff types in suits who, despite the perfect image, look
more than slightly off.  Tattooed guys with man buns/ beards growing in opposite directions
would find it difficult in 1926 New York City outside of Coney Island or Barnum and Bailey.

The Credence Barebone character is an abused foster child with a nasty id completely
opposite his look.  The bigger the front, the bigger the back.  The main female character
is tall and dresses in Roaring Twenties second hand male suit jackets.  Another character,
Queeny, is square jawed and extremely attracted to muggles Kowalski, the baker to be.
She loves doing the magi 1920's version of fast food, instant dinner.

This is the Harry Potter universe of metaphysical's existing in and out of a space time
dimension that intrudes on the everyday in every way.  Just as it does apart from movie
fantasy fiction.  Based on nasty experience I've found that the two realities are intertwined
to such an extent as to be inherently inseparable.  HP living metaphysical entities must
never let themselves be known by humans.  These days it's a little different.  Similar
entities in human form can never acknowledge who they are and must never acknowledge
others like themselves.  There being few left to notice the difference either way.

Here is a video of silent era star, Buster Keaton.  Ezra Miller's resemblance to Keaton was
deliberate and acknowledged by everyone connected with the film as well as the author and
screenwriter for Fantastic Beasts, AJ Rowling.



Perceval Graves, in black and while uniform played by Colin Farrell has a weird
"deathly hollows" scene in more ways than one with Ezra Miller's Credence Barebone.




The political Roaring Twenties icon, NYS Senator, NYC Mayor, "Beau James",
Jimmy Walker was the real life subject of the 1956 Bob Hope movie comedy by
that name.  Unacknowledged by anyone is the unmistakable resemblance between
Fantastic Beasts character Senator Henry Shaw played by Josh Cowdary and the real
life Mayor Jimmy Walker who is shown below in old footage:



Jimmy Walker was a New York State Senator until 1926 which is exactly when
the movie takes place.  Walker embodied the roaring twenties.  His political mentor
was the famous Al Smith.  Walker was the fancy dressing corrupt populist thrown out of
office as NYC Mayor in 1929 by then New York State Governor and future President,
Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Just in time for the Republican Hoover Great Depression of 1929.

John Voight plays Henry Shaw senior, father of Senator Henry Shaw Jr.  Voight is a look alike
stand-in for newspaper tycoon, William Randolph Hearst, America's first media star
who overextended himself in real estate by buying and refitting old HP mansions and castles.
His newspapers of the pre-war 1930's ran unopposed columns by Germany's Hitler and Göring.

Here are some scenes depicting the movie character of Senator Henry Shaw and his
powerful newspaper tycoon father.  AJ Rowling dialogue from Langdon Shaw,
"The people behind this aren't like you or me.  This is witchcraft don't you see."




I'm not a believer in witches, Nomags or Muggles.  The latter, in movie context
are humans (paroles) who can can be bumped, taunted, (mugged) made to trip over
suitcases, be manipulated, humiliated but not killed.  Sen. Shaw is the exception.
He had the misfortune of calling Credence a freak in front of his adopted family.
This results in an uncontrolled rage that manifests as a free floating monster of the id
called an Obsecuret (or Obsecur-us) unleashed on an unsuspecting Senator and New York City.

It's undoubtedly a coincidence that Voight's character in the movie gives a fund raiser
for his son (or maybe the famous Al Smith dinner).  The fund raiser doesn't turn out
so well for the Senator who is violently killed in ways that can't easily be described.

In stranger than fiction reality John Voight gave the intro speech prior to the Washington
DC inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.

Let's hope the updated version of Credence (in whatever form Bannon/ Steve Miller takes)




                                         



has acquired some restraint over the years should his 2017 equivalent seek to make movie
fantasy into reality.

The country was attacked during the first year of every President since Bill Clinton.
Let the analogy not translate any further.  Nor, God forbid, a terror attack on Trump
Tower, airliners or anything else.

Something Trump seems very aware of as his poll numbers decline and as he signs off on
easily overturned Executive Orders.  It's probable he knew they'd be reversed.  Every move
he makes can be seen as setting up his political opposition.  Should an airliner be brought
down (as was attempted during Obama's first year) or a terrorist shooting happen he can
easily say or imply that he tried to save the country but was thwarted and obstructed at
every turn in his attempt to deport potential radical Islamists.  (There's a Bowling Green
location and subways station South of Wall Street in NYC to account for Kellyanne
Conway's as yet imaginary "Bowling Green massacre."  Let's hope it stays imaginary)

I disagree with Trump's deportations but leftist extreme positions opposite Trump's all
but beg for bad outcomes.  IOW, Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot,
allowing themselves to feel better while losing elections and the country.  Combine that
with the same Republican Party that blocked President Obama's TSA appointment during
his first year of 2009.  Yes, that Republican Party.  That "loyal" opposition.

Trump's now infamous inaugural speech in part depicted America as a "drug infested"
"barren landscape" resembling something straight out of a dystopian Mad Max movie.
As if he were playing to an end-time fundamentalist John Hagee audience.  Or an RT
audience whose petrostate unofficial sponsor, Vlad Putin, uses the network as a platform
depicting the U.S. in decline.

This is part of his years long strategy of reversing media and internet news that puts
closed authoritarian Fight Club societies like Russia and China in a bad light.
Whose systems of government (always in transition) and shear size leave them no
choice but to employ Big Brother censorship and control far exceeding the many
flaws of Western media.

Russian opposition media exists but when "Nothing Is True Everything Is Possible:
The Surreal Heart of the New Russia", the 2015 book by ex-Russian journalist,
Peter Pomerantsev summarizing Russian media and propaganda strategies perfectly.
The Russian local internet was polluted and turned upside down years ago.  Putin
turned his attention to the world beyond Russia's borders for similar results.

The U.S. nearly full employment economy that greeted Trump on January 20th, 2017 was in
sharp contrast to the 800,000 job loses occurring the month before Barack Obama took office
in 2009.  For the latter disaster we can thank "excellent" chess moves of one Dick Cheney
of the Cheney Bush administration and the Republican Party that left Democrats to their
traditional role of recovery and digging out from Republican deregulation which resulted
in the (1929) 2008 Great Recession.  It took till 2013 for major banks to only began to recover.

This was in addition to overseeing an Iraq Afpak occupation and scheduled withdrawal.
Leaving America's first African-American President with options both bad and terrible.
Things were left in such bad shape that Cheney famously predicted that President Obama
would be a one-term President.  That the combined disasters would overcome anyone so
unfortunate as to serve after a Republican like 5 draft deferrmemt DC, Dick Cheney,
had eight years to deregulate and cause mahem.  Cheney was wrong.  His daughter Liz
was elected to Congress in 2016 to offset his powers of prediction.

(In 2008, elements of right wing America thought President Obama was going to
take away *freedumbs* and guns.  This resulted in an exponential uptick in death threats.
Typical and expected from NRA Purge Night skinheads of the country and world.
How many believed such hyperbolic crap?  (Is this blog equally hyperbolic?)  Doesn't matter.  Political power, oil and party over country is what matters for the GOP per veteran Republican's, Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein and liberal moderate heavyweights like George Packer.

Going from Fantastic Beasts to "President" Trump and Steve Bannon to Dick Cheney wasn't
such a stretch after all.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

THE UNPOSSIBLE FILES





This blog is a mix of politics, humor and far-out philosophical musings.  I start with 
some Loudon Wainwright III political humor to prepare myself for what's to come 
from President Trump, Religious Right, Putin, Netanyahu and Alex "Zoolander" Jones.

"In Russia, farms of online trolls systematically harass democratic voices and spread false information on the Internet and on social media" Eric Schmidt CEO, Alphabet (Google)

The above is far from confined to only Russia's local internet...

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/magazine/the-agency.html...Adrian Chen



http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/17/how-pro-trump-twitter-bots-spread-fake-
news.html?via=desktop&source=twitter...Gideon Resnick

The Paranoid Style As Weaponized Disinformation:
"In fact, the idea of the paranoid style as a force in politics would have little 
contemporary relevance or historical value if it were applied only to men with 
profoundly disturbed minds.  It is the use of paranoid modes of expression by more 
or less normal people that makes the phenomenon significant."...The Paranoid Style in American Politics”, historian Richard Hofstadter, 1964

http://www.cjr.org/analysis/breitbart-media-trump-harvard-study.php 
From the above Columbia Journalism Review March 3, 2017: 
"What we find in our data is a network of mutually-reinforcing hyper-partisan sites that revive what Richard Hofstadter called “the paranoid style in American politics,” combining decontextualized truths, repeated falsehoods, and leaps of logic to create a fundamentally misleading view of the world." 

"“Fake news,” which implies made of whole cloth by politically disinterested parties 
out to make a buck of Facebook advertising dollars, rather than propaganda and disinformation, is not an adequate term. By repetition, variation, and circulation through many associated sites, the network of sites make their claims familiar to readers, and this fluency with the core narrative gives credence to the incredible"...benkler-faris-roberts-and-zuckerman, Columbia Journalism Review
                                                                                                        
NY Times, 9/7/16 - OXFORD, England — "Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter lashed 
out at Russia on Wednesday, accusing the government of President Vladimir V. Putin of demonstrating a “clear ambition to erode” international order and warning Russia to stay 
out of the American elections.  Russia plainly ignored that admonition." 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/miriamelder/trumps-critics-are-letting-the-bigger-russia-story-slide?utm_term=.ivkEvpYmK#.hcPWrde61

THE UNPOSSIBLE FILES:
IMO, this has been happening for a decade.  Russian troll network disinformation merging 
their message with elements of the U.S. and Israeli Religious Right, the Trump friendly National Enquirer and Alex Jones occurred long before prominent Republican's like 
Trump, Pat Buchanan, Rudy Giuliani, Ralph Peters, Rep. Steve King praised Putin for 
his so-called moral and political leadership.  Putin is Christian.  At least he says he is.  
The above more than take his word while questioning their own leader's religion and citizenship.  None dare call it_____(guess)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-13/will-putin-and-trump-bond-over-oil
What else do all of them have in common?   All are funded by oil and might want the 
price of same to go to "at least" $75 a bbl. to bailout the oil economies of Texas, Alaska, 
Kansas, Oklahoma, and last but not least, Russia.  Iran, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela etc.

Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas now looks like a genius in promoting tax cuts and supply-
side economics.  It helps that his state of Kansas is the Koch Brothers home base.  The 
right wing put their faith in oil, in Putin, in Koch, in Exxon CEO and future Sec. of State, 
Rex Tillerson, in Donald Fucking Trump and, last but not least, in fear and doom ultra-nationalism.  potent combination.  A vindication of Czar Putin, Trump's financial, 
cybernetic, hacking backer of last resort.  They won.  It started with Benghazi but they won. 

"In a report dated May 21, Internet Research Agency commercial director 
Svetlana Boiko discussed the progress of the trolling project’s $75,000 trial 
period, which began April 10. The report says that during that period, the 
trolls left more than 2,500 comments on 30 different news websites, tweeted 
1,220 times from 12 accounts, wrote 85 Facebook posts, posted 175 times in an unspecified number of forums, and made five bizarre YouTube videos attacking 
the U.S. government."
"Bizarre" YT videos attacking U.S.?  Deliberately using "bizarre" "paranoid modes 
of expression" as a means of spreading not misinformation but disinformation by 
Psy-war troll farm networks whose deliberately demented content is offset by shear 
numbers of You Tube channels, deliberately psychotic You Tube supporting 
comments and further offset by the officious British accented narrators.  Thousands 
of bogus YT channels with fake supporting comments, blogs, fake news, fake ("Above 
Top Secret"forums and websites with "news" "government (always implying the 
U.S. government) doesn't want you to know."  (The above is now referred to as U.S. 
Cold War paranoid McCarthyism by journalistic gatekeepers like Glenn Greenwald. 
The term Russophobia is seen in comment sections with exaggeraged formality 
feigning insult and pointing the finger of fake political correctness) 

FROM THE ABOVE 2014 BUZZ FEED (the media is now forced to cover):
"Russia’s campaign to shape international opinion around its invasion of

Ukraine has extended to recruiting and training a new cadre of online
trolls that have been deployed to spread the Kremlin’s message on the
comments section of top American websites."

"Plans attached to emails leaked by a mysterious Russian hacker collective 
show IT managers reporting on a new ideological front against the West in the comments sections of Fox News, Huffington Post, The Blaze, Politico, and WorldNetDaily."  (Fake newsspeak: shocking, appalling and cause for concern)

"The bizarre hive of social media activity appears to be part of a 
two-pronged Kremlin campaign to claim control over the internet, launching a million-dollar army of trolls to mold American public opinion as it cracks down on internet freedom at home."
Not to mention an army of Russian hackers and trolls influencing the 2016
elections with help from the RNC, Wikileaks, and DNC incompetence
in failing to heed repeated FBI phone calls in Sept 2015 that high ranking
DNC computers and emails had been breached.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/us/politics/russia-hack-election-dnc.html?
_r=0

https://newrepublic.com/article/138019/right-giving-democracy
Explaining evangelical support for Trump via Jeet Heer of The New Republic:

"More recently, a virtual Vladimir Putin cult has arisen among religious conservatives longing for a return to cultural purity."
Putin’s macho bearing, his hostility to LGBT rights, and his fusion of nationalism with support for the Russian Orthodoxy all make him an attractive figure to right-wing Christians disenchanted with Obama’s socially liberal America. 
Franklin Graham, heir to the most influential American
evangelist, says Putin should be celebrated for taking
“a stand" to protect his nation’s children from the
damaging effects of any gay and lesbian agenda,” even as “America’s own morality has fallen so far on this issue.”
Rush Limbaugh cheers Putin for opposing “a full-frontal assault on what has always been considered normalcy.” Religious Right stalward Bryan Fischer, host of the radio program Focal Point, has hailed Putin as a “lion of Christianity.” Sam Rohrer, president of the America
Pastors Network, calls the Russian president “the moral 
leader of the world.”.....Jeet Heer Oct 24, 2016
Disinformation soft news and comments on YT videos and on HuffPo
old comment sections are the least of new Cold War blizzard of lies tactics.
They are way down in terms of importance.  Sowing fear and doubt by increments: hacking the internet, large corporations, banks, candidate emails.   Soon to come: possible political blackmail of the Trump White House,
effusive praise of Putin by a growing number of Republicans, right wing governments across Europe.  Which possibly means every country on Russia's
border, EU countries Italy and Merkel's Germany.  Meet the new New World Order of oil elites.

The 2016 NYC explosions on 23rd Street three blocks from where I live
where no one was killed and all injured were released from the hospital
the next morning were a prelude to something worse.  The Nov. 8th
election of Donald Trump.

The fact that the explosions occurred across the street from the home
of TPM editor and virulent Trump foe, Josh Marshall and his family
has to be an unfortunate coincidence.  He and his family were elsewhere
at the time.  Marshall was writing editorial after editorial critical of
Putin's relationship with Trump and Russian backing of New York City's
Trump Soho hotel.

Now the Republican base grinds clenched teeth as a Trump regime takes shape.  Even as the WSJ suggested in response to the Trump rape tapes that, if elected, Trump would resign after taking the oath whether on his own or by prompting
by the RNC with VP Pense then taking the oath and Chief Justice Roberts
having to get it right a second time as he was forced to do whether deliberately
or through incompetence in 2009.

As liberal Keith Olbermann and conservative David Frum have
recently tweeted, the 25th Amendment Article 4 will be getting
a lot of scrutiny even as Trump concedes $25 million in restitution
regarding Trump U to NYS AG, Schneiderman.  The only reason
it wasn't bigger was because statutes of limitations had run out.
If Trump had been defeated he wouldn't have paid the 25 million.

My personal and worldwide Nightmare Before Christmas continues for
four - eight more years with Trump's Republican Party much more of a
danger than he is with legislative powers much greater than the last
time they lost the popular vote and assumed a mandate to govern.
They will do so with or without the Soprano level R/ E gangster unless
he has something really terrible on them.

It's become a tradition for Republican's to use the #1 spot as a foil to
distract while the big boys, in this case Pense, Ryan and Tillerson
run the show.  While the compliant mainstream and the subservient
to insanity right wing Breitbart, Drudge play "what will Pres. Donald J,
Melania (damn spellcheck) and Ivanka say today?"






Thursday, January 12, 2017

RUSSIAN, RELIGIOUS RIGHT BLIZZARD OF LIES




"Columnists and magazines that a month ago were saying #NeverTrump are now vibrating with the frisson of his audacity." May 20, 2016 


http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-dangerous-acceptance-of-donald-trump

"The three-part process by which the gross becomes taken for granted has been on matchlessly grim view this past week in the ascent of Donald Trump."

"If Trump came to power, there is a decent chance that the American experiment would be over. This is not a hyperbolic prediction; it is not a hysterical prediction; it is simply a candid reading of what history tells us happens in countries with leaders like Trump. Countries don’t really recover from being taken over by unstable authoritarian nationalists of any political bent, left or right—not by Peróns or Castros or Putins or Francos or Lenins or fill in the blanks. The nation may survive, but the wound to hope and order will never fully heal. Ask Argentinians or Chileans or Venezuelans or Russians or Italians—or Germans. The national psyche never gets over learning that its institutions are that fragile and their ability to resist a dictator that weak. If he can rout the Republican Party in a week by having effectively secured the nomination, ask yourself what Trump could do with the American government if he had a mandate." ...Adam Gopnik, New Yorker

The most important question regarding the claims in my initial post is why?  Simply to
manufacture doubt and distrust in facts, logic, nuance, governments, reality itself and
to make sure erosion seeps into U.S. mainstream news, politics and culture.  This serves
autocrats like Russia's Putin and others very well.  As authoritarians they get to say what is true.
Just look at what passes for populist right wing politics.  Meanwhile...

...the following video by Dr. Michio Kaku does not fit that category.


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After land, sea, air, the internet and space, there is another final frontier, another domain of contention and warfare.  The sixth domain, the human brain and the control of same.   

Blizzard of Lies: 
Cognitive dissonance however is hard to avoid.  The experts precede me.  As in...
"The 1st rule of Fight Club (paid trolling)...never talk about Fight Club...unless 
wearing ski masks and floral shirt on this excellent Samantha Bee Show segment... 






...thousands of bogus fear and doom disinformation videos and websites pretending 
to expose (U.S. never Russkie) government sponsored mind control who all but 
stand on their heads to tell viewers that all these sausage fact-ory news videos, 
pro and con YT comments, all disinformation channels, sites, blogs are made by 
paid or volunteer Psy-Ops contractor liars4hire whose job is to imitate the paranoid 
style of fear and doom, confusion and delusion.  

Then again, the above video is comedian Samantha Bee doing a comedy 
interview from Moscow.  What serious news person can take this seriously?  
Everything said is totally accurate but that simple fact is offset by the comedy 
format which can be said to be easily rigged by using English speaking 
Russian students or comedians claiming to be paid troll disinformants.  

The comedy format also seems to be acceptable to troll networks themselves
because at that point they can get creatively Orwellian by attacking one of 
their main targets, the Western MSM.   Under the Sam Bee video are comments 
giving false praise to the comedian as doing better job of reporting on nasty troll 
purveyors of alternative "news" than serious MSN reporters. 

But not so fast.  In my view of things, few of the perfectly scripted videos in the
You Tube "alternative" fear and doom video categories are made by the mentally ill
which is counter to Doctor Vaughan Bell and the NY Times 2008 link below.

This is the psychiatrist who runs the popular appropriately named "Mind Hacks"
psychology blog.  Dr. Bell and Yale Professor Dr. Hoffman state these sites and
videos are by and for those who are likely mentally ill.  Even considering video
editing few of these soft news novelty video narrators who claim to be so-called
"targeted individuals" stumble over words or thoughts regardless of how comical
or willfully ridiculous those words and thoughts are.  Which means they are scripted
and anyone can rehearse or edit a flawless video.  Yeah, maybe.  IMO, the intentionally
bizarre content is offset by shear volume of channels of multiple videos numbering
in the many thousands.

In my view, the internet doesn't have nearly as many actual zoolander lunatics as is now believed.

It's a good idea for media friendly professionals like Dr. Bell to come to easy
conclusions that all these videos are to be dismissed as made by the ill informed or
mentally ill and nothing more?  For a credible person to say otherwise would be
professional suicide and public humiliation.  It's left to comedians like Samantha Bee and,
well, shitty writers like me to say otherwise.  And now the post election media finally
piles on with "revelations" about "fake news" as if it's anything new.  Serious "news"
headlines ask the question, "Did Russian's Hack The U.S. Election?"  This leaves
"alternative" right wing Breitbart media and so-called gateway journalists, Glenn
Greenwald, denying the story and playing the serious journalist voice of reason part
to perfection.  When convenient.  Greenwald walks a necessarily fine line because of
Ed Snowden and his precarious status in Russia and his home country, America.

Dr. Bell, in his best most con-vincing professional Brit accented voice might pull a
Glenn Greenwald and say that my claims are nothing more than "Russians Are Coming"
Cold War Joe McCarthy Russophobic paranoia without proof.  Or that speculative blogs like
this merely add to the problem.  A mere lefty meta conspiracy theory of conspiracy theories.
I would naturally say that inference and common sense as well as the CIA and FBI imply
otherwise even considering the fact that private software companies and the CIA utilize
in-house hacking software and malware to hack political opposition emails and rig elections.

But when categorizing thousands of channels as sausage fact-ories with similar
themes, lingo and paranoid fantasies I imply they are all operating in concert.
Which can put me in categories Dr. Bell talks about along with patients in P-Doc
waiting rooms talking to themselves about Russian trolls hacking their underwear.
Bell might be diplomatic and say I'm merely misinformed.

How can most of these sites have similar themes and points of view?  Neurotics 
and delusionals have a tendency to imitate each other, right?  Yes they do in an 
effort to share their particular view of the world.  Sounds great doesn't it?  
Except some people have a tendency to overplay that particular hand.  
Like those who live and die by the DSM and those who use it to gaslight any 
and all opposition. 

Psychiatrists might be very familiar with the inconvenient term "Troll Farm" whether
Russian, Israeli hasbara or U.S. Religious Right in origin.  But in light of the preceding
paragraph might also be quick to diagnose delusion and paranoia and just as quickly
whip out prescription pads nonetheless.  I would plead, but doctor, sir, before you
section me please believe that this blog is far from a lefty DSM cliché.  "Famous last
words", he would reply, "they all say that."  Unfortunately these are not my last words
on the subject.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/13/fashion/13psych.html?pagewanted=a

Of course the videos in question promote the very thing they pretend to be against.
And like all good lies these videos, websites, contain a modicum of honey-trap truth.
IOW, videos and blogs pretending to be fighting mind control are in themselves the purest
form of mind control via repetition and shear numbers of videos, comments, sites, blogs,
forums. Why?  Superficially to degrade the internet which in itself poses a threat mainly
to closed autocratic societies and fundamentalist authoritarian ideologies.  Russian troll
farm networks degrade credible news and in the process reverse the onslaught of pervasive
Western news and culture which tends to put closed autocratic societies like Russia,
China and Islamist societies in a bad light.

Then again, in the act of waking up from history, degrading the internet and reality itself
hardly makes a difference especially when a Soprano level thug/ reality show Republican
assumes the Presidency.

These mind control, chemtrail, FEMA coffin videos and comments aren't the mentally
ill imitating each other.  These pretenders are opposite of insane.  They use the same fear
and doom style as the very sane westerners mentioned in the paragraph below who act in the
name of the American and European fringe radical right wing pretending to be persecuted
and beyond political or ideological binary constructs of right and left.

Blaming reptilian aliens, "globalist elites" or Illuminati comes in handy and allows them room
to make outrageous National Enquirer claims without it reflecting on the right wing worldwide
or Republican libertarian establishments in the U.S.  Of course "the Masons", "NWO", and
Illuminati are bogus dogwhistle terms used by the delusional AND also disinformation
peddlers who do everything they can to put themselves in the outlier "alternative" unaligned
category.  Apart from Alex Jones and David Icke this is especially true when you are part of a propaganda network funded by an entire Petrostate with enough money to launch thousands
of videos and websites, thousands of hackers in an effort to degrade and undermine politicians,
the internet, institutions, news and objective reality.  But how do I know that?

What I am saying goes beyond the impossible to the unpossible.  IOW, superficially
this blog can be seen as cognitively dissonant as the videos in question which could just be
the opinions of people who might look at the world differently and who hold different views
and opinions from my own?  Certain assumptions are valid in the absence of definitive proof.
We don't live in a post-fact post truth world no matter what headlines say.  Russian dissidents
and expatriots have seen this coming for years.  And the world just assumes the role of
willfull blindness.  Until a seemingly magic switch is thrown or signal is given.  At that
moment everything on this page will be considered to be part of a legitimate debate.

Never underestimate the power of political PR even from strident pretend fools like El
Presidenté, Donald Trump, his Religious Right supporters, the Jim Bakker and Franklin
Graham's of the world.  Small "l" libertarians like Alex "Skull and Bones" Jones and Jones'
European counterpart, David Icke, along with thousands of imitators, fake You Tube internet
radio troll farm salesmen all claiming to deliver "alternative" right wing "news" "the
government doesn't want you to know."

The above all but admit to being on the same level as bizarre tabloids Globe and National
Enquirer run by Trump buddy David Pecker (great name).  One step "up" would be
the previously mentioned Alex Jones, Glenn Beck, WorldNetDaily, Breitbart, Drudge,
talk radio and Fox News.

The Republican Party as political lie machine over and above political lying is rich enough
to pacify and cater to extreme outliers for the purpose of propping up mainstream Republicans
and vice versa.  Pretty soon the outliers through shear numbers and manic fanatic demagogic
energy become normalized into the new mainstream.  How many believe their own nonsense?

Power is what matters.  And contractor money.  All they have to do is keep repeating and
repeating and shoveling the propaganda which for many people makes anything true as
long as it resonates with core identity programming.  I mean "values."

Trump never believed his own birther claims and I'm not the only one who "knew"/
assumed that.  Wow, there's that "assumed" word again.  Is it such a leap to say that
Alex Jones and David Icke are reasonably sane and don't for a minute believe half the
paranoid style gibberish that comes out of their mouths despite all claims to the contrary?
Not at all.

They are just a few of the many who are lying and improvising.  It's their job to distract and
divert attention away from certain questions except when they're presented in the context of frat-
house pot induced, like wow, Twilight Zone speculation.  Speculation that seems to stop
at consideration of external solid objects and their quantum porousness.  What matters are
the actors on this staged reality show.  The only questions worth asking are: who are you?
And whose asking? 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A SCARY PLACE INDEED


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-trumps-financial-ties-to-russia-and-his-unusual-flattery-of-vladimir-putin/2016/06/17/dbdcaac8-31a6-11e6-8ff7-7b6c1998b7a0_story.html?utm_term=.cf831b776032

"Trump’s 1987 trip represented his first public exploration of business prospects in Moscow. He went with his then-wife, ­Ivana, to scope out sites for luxury hotels he hoped to build in a joint venture with the Kremlin’s hotel and tourism agency, according to Trump’s memoir, “The Art of the Deal,” which was published the same year."

"...Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Trump’s son, Donald Jr., told a real estate conference in 2008, according to an account posted on the website of eTurboNews, a trade publication. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”

"But the Russia quest continued. In his 2008 speech, Donald Jr. announced that he had traveled to Russia six times in the previous 18 months. But, he said, Russia presented enormous challenges."

“As much as we want to take our business over there, Russia is just a different world,” the younger Trump said. “It is a question of who knows who, whose brother is paying off who. . . . It really is a scary place.”...Washington Post 6/2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

THE MOVIE "SPOTLIGHT"



Father Joseph Ratzinger AKA Pope Benedict XVI in 1969: "The church will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning."




The female reporter in the excellent movie Spotlight briefly interviewes an accused former
priest named Father Panquin.  Panquin calmly admits everything he was accused of.  The
depicted aging priest claims he got no pleasure from multiple molestations.  Before he
was stopped from talking further he matter of factly and mechanically mentions that he
was also raped when young.  And what does that scene and this topic have to do with anything?

Why was this scene specifically included in the movie?  What was being said?  Was it merely
dramatic Hollywood provocation describing an unofficial method of recruitment?  The Church's
molestation syndrome certainly went beyond the availability of stimulant drugs like pot, meth
amphetamines and cocaine.  Beyond suppressed sexuality and dumb occult-like mechanical
methods of recruiting future priests.

The Catholic Church as everyone knows reached unprecedented ricihes in post emigrant
America.  Enter a self-imposed karmic wheel that included reporters, lawyers and the
institution itself at all levels.

The Catholic Church under Pope Francis is still very formidable as it should be.  Pope Francis
has reported that his will be a short rein due to health problems.  The previous Pope, Pope
Benedict, was acting as Pope long before his formal election.  Conservatives are unfortunately
still very much still in control.

I had a talk with a dying priest, Father Philip around 2009.  In response to my then feeble
questions about the Knights of Columbus he said the following regarding real world
methods used by the bagmen of the Catholic Church, the people who make the real
estate deals and magically come up with large sums when needed.  Here was his response
as a veteran priest: "They have their own agenda that is not part of any religion."  Was
this priest talk to pacify me?

Some weeks later in one of his last sermons this priest sounded very much in control saying,
"watch out for those who value piety over people."  IOW, watch out for ultra-orthodox
regardless of faith or ideology.  Islamic or Christian.  Pius X, Pastor John Hagee or
Messianic Zionists.  The latter two seem to be enjoying a political ideological merger
of convenience.

Conservative defenders to the death of the Catholic Church haven't seen their day come
and go with the emergence of Pope Francis.  Just the opposite.  As always they see
themselves as being vindicated and redeemed.  Conservatives in the U.S. now count
themselves as among the persecuted.  Persecuted by whom?  They are persecuted and
offended by everything including the so-called "homosexual agenda" and what is said
to be the resulting workplace discrimination in academia and elsewhere.  No one
should have to endure Rod Dreher and his sufferings in the old Pat Buchanan rag that
tried and failed to revive itself, The American Conservative.

In summery, public ridicule and persecution, real or imagined, has always been seen 
by the religious as a badge of honor.  The Church isn't the only one operating in this mode.  
In other sections I go into my views on institutions and religious celebrities who in my view 
deliberately invite public ridicule.  The Church has done the same.  It sees and feeds 
into geopolitical events that are said to resemble that which occurred before WWI and II. 

Women and minorities both racial and sexual are having their deserved day in and
out of the media.  In my view media outlets like the Huffington Post go beyond
caricature into the void when it comes to reporting on transgender Cait Jenner
Room 101 gender bending politics.  Clickbait political identity sensationalists of
the right or left won't miss my readership.  HuffPo political ravings are only a vague
description of the real world or real world politics.  At the same time they're head
and shoulders preferable to their right wing counterparts in the fear and doom
always at war lock and load NRA cliché departments.

In times of mixed gender and abortion cultural upheaval, extreme reactionaries have
taken control of of the U.S. Congress and at the same time do everything but stand
on their heads in attempts to portray themselves as being among the religious and
ideologically oppressed from all sides not in Syria or Iraq but in this country.

Imagine a President Trump or ANY Republican POTUS leading a Republican
Congressional majority and appointing now Sen. Ted Cruz to fill a SCOTUS spot?
We don't have to imagine.  Hillary Clinton was the only one who could upset this
impossible to conceive right wing winner-take-all political scenario.  She would
also endure non-stop comittee and impeachment hearings and possible political
blackmail by Republican majorities.  Trump isn't Hitler, he's Republican.

Someone like the right wing Bishop Fellay (great name) of Canada probably longs 
for the 1940's and 50's with the world digging out of WWII when people like him 
and the infamous Father Coughlin ran the (radio) show.  He and the Church would
routinely get away with neurosis passing for truth. 

The Bishop probably remembers 1955 like it was yesterday 
longing for a "good old 
fashion" Old Testament devastation in dropping the big one and start over for that 
time honored reborn renewal. 

Fellay, like Mel Gibson, probably invites public ridicule.  Maybe he, like so many 
right wing extremists, longs for a drugged up Air Force Missileer (as recently happened) 
or drunken Russian pressing the red button "doing God's will" upstaging the Iranians 
and giving Islamists and Christian fundamentalists everywhere their final hair trigger
bombs away" Dr. Strangelove moment of eschatological release.  It makes no difference
if you actually believe what you say, just keep repeating repeating and do what you're told.
Do what you're told.  Do what you're.... even if you don't have to be told.  It would be funny
if the unpossible turned out true.  That they're all taking on assigned roles and are all
the same post human gestalt entity.  Truly terrifying.  Thank goodness that's one thing
"we", don't have to worry about.  What a relief.  And guess what?  Mel Gibson is
back and approaching Hollywood respectability in an era of seemingly manufactured
Trump reality.  There's hope for all of us.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

COINCIDENCE OR SYNCHONICITY?


No Doubt, the previous entries regarding the depressing Republican
control of Congress and right wing trolls can be temporarily offset by
Gwen Stefani, The Soggy Bottom Boys, George Clooney and the movie,
Oh Brother Where Art Thou?  (Big Brother is all around us in all his guises.)




Summer of 2016 I'm walking past Lincoln Center on my way to see the movie
"Genius" at the Lincoln Plaza.  I pass a political writer on the street I recognize but I'm
very bad with names.  I sit down in the theater to watch the coming attractions.  An
upcoming documentary about autism, "Life Animated", had the name Ron Suskind in
the credits.  His son is the main subject of the film.  Of course it was Suskind I had just
passed on the street.

The movie "Genius" is about Thomas Wolfe and his editor Maxwell Perkins who was also
editor for Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Wolfe's first book, "Look Homeward Angel"
played a large role in the movie.  Previously I had vague notions about Wolfe and his books.
I knew him from the photo I'd seen at the downtown White Horse Tavern.  I had no plans to
see the movie but I happened to play this Steve Young (who died this year) video the night before:







Non-events like that happen to people all the time.  When I played the Look Homeward
Angel video I completely missed the part about "my old friend Thomas from Ashville
North Carolina."

"Genius" was an amazing film about two Americans, Thomas Wolf and Maxwell Perkins
played by two British actors.  All the better because the Brits, with a sense of history
and context really know how to tell a story.  The real Wolfe at 6' 6" was not the sad depressed
writer I associated with the White Horse Tavern photo.  Just the opposite.  He was amplified
and larger than life in more ways than one.  Look Homeward Angel was published two days
before the start of Great Depression and stock market crash of 1929.  Just his luck.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripheral

FROM THE WIKI ENTRY:
They are still referred to as "peripherals" despite being permanently attached to (and in
some sense part of) their host processor..."

Now what does William Gibson's SF novel "The Peripheral" have to do with anything? 
And why was he in the same NYC subway car late 2014 standing over me with 
another guy about his age about a month after I bought but still hadn't read his book?  Coincidences like that happen all the time.  Except with some people they 
happen just a little too often.

He just happened to be wearing the same outfit as his photo on the back of the book.
I kept saying what I find myself saying all too often these days, "Is that what's-his-face?
Nah, can't be...too old.  Except it was his face.  He was doing publicity in NYC at the 

time with recorded YT interviews.

Are the people I blog about biological time traveling animatronic humanoids from 

the "future" with uploaded consciousness as in Gibson's story?  No. His vehicles are 
imagination, metaphor, and allegory.  Mine unfortunately aren't.  

Friday, September 2, 2016

WTF IS GOING ON?


So who, what, when, where, and most importantly, why?  They used to be valid questions. 

Another question needs to be asked.  Who is this blog addressed to?  Who is likely to 
even pretend to read or believe any of it?  The answer is nada, NO ONE. 

The following is a Wiki entry regarding unwitting volunteer CIA Harvard programs 
of the 1950's.  IOW, a little context regarding what has been showing up on countless 
bogus internet sites and You Tube channels.  They are hints of a silent Zoolander 
disruption beyond anything so trivial as government or contractor secret plots. 
  •   EDIT

    From the fall of 1959 through the spring of 1962, (Dr.) Murray was responsible 
    for the ethically questionable, CIA-sponsored MK ULTRA experiments in which twenty-two undergraduates were used as research subjects.[3][4] Among other purposes, Murray's experiments focused on measuring people's reactions under extreme stress. 
  • Unwitting undergraduates submitted to what Murray himself called "vehement, sweeping and personally abusive" attacks. Assaults to their egos, cherished ideas and beliefs were the vehicle used to cause high levels of stress and distress. Among them was 16-year-old Ted Kaczynski, who went on to become the Unabomber, a serial killer targeting academics and technologists. [5] Alston Chase's book Harvard and the Unabomber: The Education of an American Terrorist connects Kaczynski's abusive experiences under Murray to his later criminal career. Theodore John Kaczynski, was given the code name "Lawful".

The above was a CIA program, a footnote that might have been expanded beyond the
laboratory into campus life in the case of one, Ted Kaczynski with his 170 IQ.  Even if that
wasn't the case the above wording perfectly describes something that predates the CIA.  It
describes a systematic psychological waterboarding assault on the senses.  Imagine the
KGB FSB version?  But hey, things have changed with Putin.  "Only" journalists and
opposition candidates are killed.  Not like under Stalin where anyone rumored to be
subversive was killed with plenty of gulag free labor (political dissidents, the unlucky,
homosexuals, gypsies, Jews, Czarists, the insane, drug addicts, orphans etc).

IOW, the above serves as an approximation of something that is not now and never was
confined to very intelligent but susceptible Harvard crash-test dummy undergraduate
volunteers.  In the version I describe no human could be anything but susceptible
when subject to what is beyond my means of description.

This blog is an approximation that only mimics the reality. I will attempt to 
provide the only "proof" of claim that I am aware of which can barely be 
considered circumstantial.  When context is provided it might be slightly 
more than circumstantial.  It might provoke the question, "WTF is going on here?"  
If there's anyone left besides me with enough curiosity to even ask.