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Friday, April 15, 2016

THE UNPOSSIBLE FILES





This blog is a mix of politics, humor and far-out philosophical ranting. I start with some Loudon Wainwright III political humor to prepare myself for what's to come from President Trump who ran on the Reagan platform of Make America Great Again
and who will likely be managed by the RNC much the way Reagan was. 

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)


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


https://www.lawfareblog.com/someone-learning-how-take-down-internet...Bruce Schneier, 
security technologist, author, Schneier On Security blogger anticipating Oct. 24th 2016 
DDoS attacks that disrupted the East Coast internet that was apparently not via nation 
state hacking but by individuals. 

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

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." 

THE UNPOSSIBLE FILES:
IMO, this has been happening for decades.  Russian troll farm disinformation 
has merged its message with elements of the U.S. Religious Right, the Trump friendly 
National Enquirer, Alex Jones long before prominent Republican's Pat Buchanan, 
Giuliani, Ralph Peters, Rep. Steve King and now "President" of the free world, Donald 
Trump praised Putin for his so-called moral and political leadership. Putin is Christian.  
At least he says he is.  The above more than take Putin's word on it while questioning 
their own leader's religion and citizenship.  None dare call it_____(guess)
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 help bailout the oil economies of Russia, 
Alaska, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, 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 Chief and future Sec. of State, Rex Tillerson, in Donald 
Fucking Trump and, last but not least, in fear and doom ultra-nationalism.  potent combination. 

"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.?  IOW, deliberately made to be seen as such. 
Deliberately using "bizarre" "paranoid modes of expression" as a means of spreading 
not misinformation but disinformation by Psy-Op troll farm pros whose deliberately 
demented content presented by English speaking or British accented narrators is 
offset by shear volume and numbers of videos.  Thousands of paranoid YT channels 
with many more fake supporting comments are all made to be as repulsive, as delusional 
and as whacked out a possible.  Thousands of blogs, fake news, fake forums and 
websites jamming up the thing that challenges Putin's state sponsored RT news and 
local control, the internet.  This is Putin reversing, subverting and undermining the 
intent of the internet by manufacturing doubt and turning it into an extension of his 
own upside-down broken government and politics.

FROM 2014 BUZZ FEED (that the rest of the media are 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."  (Not to mention YT videos
and comments, not to mention that it's been going on, IMO, for a decade)

"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."  (In 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, the FBI and DNC incompetence
in failing to heed repeated FBI phone calls in Sept 2015 stating 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
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 Obama or Trump
White House, effusive praise of Putin by a growing number of Republicans,
right wing governments across Europe will extend praise in Putin's direction.  Which possibly means every country on Russia's border, EU countries Italy and Merkel's Germany.  Meet the new New World Order led by 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.

Now Trump's Republican base watches with 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 even 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?"






Tuesday, April 12, 2016

BLIZZARD OF LIES (Gopnik Not Safire)





Simon Schama, the British historian, recently tweeted: “Indifference about the distinction between truth and lies is the precondition of fascism. When truth perishes so does freedom.”...Roger Simon, NYT

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/03/russians-who-hit-dnc-are-using-fake-news-to-hack-u-s.html?via=ios


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

Like veteran of three Republican administrations, Dick Cheney 
in 2000 when he assumed office of VP along with his intern, Bush, 
after loosing the popular vote.  He just assumed a mandate and 
acted like he had one.  Cheney's daughter Liz just got elected 
to Congress in 2016. 


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 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 Mr. K, 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: 
"I was struck by how Paul Horner, who runs a big Facebook fake-news operation, described our times in The Washington Post: “Honestly people are definitely dumber. They just keep passing stuff around. Nobody fact-checks anything anymore — I mean, that’s how Trump got elected. He just said whatever he wanted, and people believed everything, and when the things he said turned out not to be true, people didn’t care because they’d already accepted it. It’s real scary. I’ve never seen anything like it.”Roger Cohen, NYT 02/10/17


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 manufactured news videos, their pro and 
con comments, all disinformation channels, sites, blogs are made by paid or volunteer 
Psy-Ops contractors whose job is to imitate the paranoid style of fear and doom 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.  

But not so fast.  Few of the perfectly scripted mind control, gangstalking, chemtrail,
political fear and doom videos and websites directed against the U.S. seem to be made
by lunatics which is counter to Doctor Vaughan Bell and the NY Times link below.
This is the psychiatrist who runs the popular appropriately named Mind Hacks
psychology blog who several years ago made statements that all these sites are by and
for paranoids.  Even considering video editing few of these soft novelty news video
narrators stumble over their words or hesitate.  Which of course means that most are
scripted and it's possible for an insane paranoid to read a video script perfectly.

IS IT 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
people in delusion and nothing more?  Yes it is.  For any professional 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 piles on with "revelations" about "fake news" as if it's anything new.  Serious
"news" headlines ask the question, "Did Russian's And Putin Hack The U.S. Election?"
With so-called "alternative" right wing Breitbart media denying the story and playing
voice of reason part to perfection.  When convenient.  Never underestimate these guys.

Dr. Bell, in his best most con-vincing professional Brit accented voice might pull a
Glenn Greenwald and say that this is nothing more than "Russians Are Coming"
Cold War Joe McCarthy Russophobia 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 say
otherwise even considering the fact that private software companies utilize in-house
software to hack political opposition emails and rig elections.

But when categorizing thousands of channels as sausage video factories with similar
themes, lingo and paranoid fantasies it implies 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 out to conquer the world.
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 imitating each other?

Psychiatrists might be very familiar with the inconvenient term "Troll Farm" whether Russian,
Israeli hasbara or U.S. Religious Right in origin.  But might also be quick to whip out prescription pads nonetheless.  I would plead, but Dr. Bell, 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 for me these aren't 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 to closed
autocratic societies.  Russian troll farms 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 and China in a bad light.  Then again, in the act of waking up from history, degrading the internet and reality itself hardly makes a difference and especially when a
Soprano level thug Republican assumes the office of President in the U.S.

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 dog whistle terms used by the delusional AND also disinformation
peddlers who want to be labeled as delusional and paranoid in order to put themselves in the
outlier "alternative" category. Especially when you are part of a propaganda team with
enough money to launch thousands of videos and websites in an effort to degrade and
undermine the internet, news and objective reality.  But how do I know that?  And what are nondisclosure forms for?

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?  Am I blind to and impugning the motivations of others who
honestly hold opinions that differ from my own without providing proof?  Dumb and over
dramatic newspeak.  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.

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

The above being on the same level as Trump's friend, David Pecker's (great name) twin rags,
Globe and National Enquirer.  One step "up" would be Glenn Beck, WorldNetDaily, Breitbart, Drudge, talk radio and Fox News.  And of course the National Enquirer and NY Observer
(run by Trump's son-in-law Jarad Kushner) are among the few papers to endorse the
Trump.  Trump was made fun of by every late night TV comedian, received few newspaper endorsements and won anyway.  Give him credit.

The Republican Party is a political lie machine oil 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?   I'm not
a mind reader and shouldn't assume but probably very few.

Power is what matters.  And dark government 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 assume 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
crap they're saying despite Icke all but admitting psychosis.  Here's my comic take on him.
A former athlete and sports commentator who possibly sleep deprived himself into an
induced psychosis possibly with the help of whatever it is that powers pro soccer
(and pro wrestling) as well as Presidential candidates.  Persecuted and alternative
maverick though he claims to be, Icke is rich and doing very well staying on message
and pushing his anti-globalist nationalist brand gaining new currency if not credibility
which he doesn't want or need anyway.

What passes for Alex Jones' publicly expressed views in the the fake news political
industrial complex serves the purpose of adding to the quota of BS in the public
narrative.  The shameless factor in speech by some, and appearances in others,
is held in high regard over and above TV sitcoms with titles of "Shameless."

(I haven't seen it but comes pre-loaded with Star War Maz Kantata-like earth alien
tattooined hipsters and down-homey smiling Living Dead versions of the Walking Dead)

Reality almost exceeds itself in "blizzard of lies" desperation and disruption.  It's what
makes the world go around.  Going on about this excessively is surely not such a good idea.
And on I go...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

SOUND AS A WEAPON



Secret and commercialized sound weapon systems go by benign as well as provocative science fiction names like Remote Neural Monitoring and Influence", "Voice of God" and V2k or
Voice To Skull used on disinformation sites and videos.  That's not including the more
officious military lingo.  ("Monitoring" and "influence?  How PR passive aggressive can you get?)

Names and acronyms for commercially supposedly available sound weapons: Magnetic Audio Device, or MAD, and Sound Commander, Hyperspike, Banshee II, Sonic Nausea, Sonic
Devastator, the Inferno Intenso, (Intenso what? I would fire that PR person)

The Shout, the Shriek, the Scream (used by Israel since 2004) induces nausea and dizziness. In combining two low frequencies "knees buckle, the brain aches, the stomach turns...", (oh yes, yes, I'll have what she's having, give me more), the SHOFAR (by the Israeli EORD - "non-lethal" high-power acoustic radiator with 36 acoustic boxes functioning in phase to reach a claimed amplitude of 128 bD at 50 meters), The MOSQUITO by the British company Compound Security Systems (CSS). Under the name of Beethoven you can get "a sound that softens behavior" (said the website slogan before it disappeared).   

Claims on corporate websites are always said to be exaggerated never resulting in working real world technology. They do provide an idea as to possibilities.  Old news and also mostly meaningless for the average person like the supposedly serious book on sound weapons called "Extremely Loud." Serious until checking their bogus Comedy Central type websites. 

This video below is a Democracy Now commentary on G-20 demonstrations in Pittsburg.  From my POV both sides, the police with their big deal military trucks and crowd dispersal equipment as well as political theater from what's left of the left are pretty sad.  Like one feeding off the other.  Almost like Orwell's 1984 where Big Brother creates his own "underground" opposition and proceeded to attack his own creation.







Bob Dylan used to describe "hippies" walking on the roof of his house in Woodstock.
If he was telling the truth at all there were likely no hippies, no fanatics walking on his roof and it probably wasn't a jazz cigarette induced paranoid auditory hallucination either.  It is likely he did hear sounds coming from the direction of his roof.

How about indulging in some conspiracy. Dylan's wife at that time was named Sara.  Scientific Applications and Research Association or SARA Inc are contractors in the
sound weaponry field.  The implications however meaningless are most likely true.
Dylan was likely hearing a base sound mimicking boots walking on his roof among
other simulated (closing doors) common sounds.  The crooked music industry?  Government or police harassment using early stage sound technology?  Or
something much stupider and at the same time much more insidious.  No, not
reptilian space aliens.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

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 the Scalia 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 just as her husband did.  She might possibly
have to go through that anyway.  It isn't Trump so much as the Republican Party.

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 revival. 

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 "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
I, "we", don't have to worry about.  What a relief.  And guess what?  Mel Gibson is
back and approaching Hollywood respectable in the new era of manufactured Trump reality.


Friday, December 4, 2015

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.  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

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.