So you went to work today, did you? You thought it was important to get a few things to make some woo woo exotic dish did you? Oh your kid needed diapers is it now? Your elderly father needed a few things rearranged? What a selfish asshole you are! #staythefuckhome damn it! That fresh air? Full of viruses, you clown. Oh, you think your measly paid time off is for you to enjoy even though you’re not sick? You want a vacation at some point in this decade? WTAF? You dick! You utter cunt! If someone DIES it will be your fault, though this argument makes no fucking sense to the Experts we are supposed to listen to, ONLY. MY SISTER’S BOYFRIEND’S COUSIN SAID THE NEXT PERSON YOU CONTACT WILL DIE. Well, and the media that I was told smelled their farts. If someone doesn’t make you stay home, then I am going to yell enough through the internet until the national guard puts you there! You don’t like it? Your CDC nerds can’t handle this truth? Well fuck them too! My dead grandma’s cat sitter’s (once removed) stepsister’s cousin’s kickboxing coach’s nephew fucking died already! HOW DARE YOU leave the house. I can’t believe you, disrespecting his death like that. I was personally affected once I read the Facebook chain message that somehow came from my dead grandma’s memorial account. How fucking dare you fail to take this seriously. You’re out there PERFECTLY FUCKING HEALTHY, NOT SHUT THE FUCK UP INDOORS, ASSISTING THOSE WHO MAY BE AFFECTED BY A HEALTH CRISIS? God damn, the nerve on you. Cooperating, giving more in a trying time faced with a wall of propaganda from a ruling class that uh uh, only wants to see a GOOD DIE OFF. Welp, I guess this will be your fault. Because I’m a frightful idiot with memes and an endless understanding of 80s and 90s pop culture that can last for as long as I’m told to harass people who have to get shit done regardless of when we’re told to collectively kneel and die there.
On the last day of my workweek on Friday (and my god it was a two day week at that), I was unfortunate enough to have so few auditory options that spanned more than three minutes uninterrupted by insulting shit or commercials on my commute that I tuned into CNN on the radio. Well it was just after a shooting happened on a Pensacola, Florida naval base, and I was receiving the latest “breaking news” on it from these appointed borg-minded dipshits from whose mouths only flow talking points! catchphrases! agenda! type of diarrhea.
This post is not so much about those happenings, though I am very interested in them, and no I do not think this signifies “deep state infighting” or warfare that I have already seen attributed to this incident. Rather, I’m trying to get some things out about how stupid we’ve all become, and if we are not stupid, we are being driven there by the lowest common denominators who’ve ruled anything supposedly “logical” in the age of the DUMB ORANGE MAN. But it’s proving to be difficult as it’s becoming harder and harder to find the few minds with whom you can, you know, actually have a conversation in which ideas are exchanged and the fruits of critical thinking are examined and debated on.
I posted this earlier on my Facebook after answering yet another parent’s email claiming to be oh so concerned about their child’s incarceration:
Maybe at first read it seems at odds against a class analysis but I don’t think so. First, it’s an observation about this gesture that is nothing more than that on most occasions. If they really had put this much concern into their child’s needs as individuals that don’t involve them as projections or extensions of themselves, they might have a better clue as to what they were getting up to in the first place outside of all the other entrapments of class society. All too often these parents want to curse at people who are actually truly concerned about their children in ways they can’t even imagine.
I’ve appreciated this passage from bell hooks’ Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center since I first read it, and its importance only seems to ripen:
One form of power women exercise in the economic sphere is that of consumption. Boycotts have not been used often as a strategy, successful in educational if not economic terms. If women all around the United States turned off their television sets for an extended period of time and purchased no products other than the very basic necessities to protest exploitation of women (e.g. increasing representation of violence against women on tv), these actions would have significant political and economic consequences. Since women are not thoroughly organized and are daily manipulated by ruling male groups who profit from sexism and female consumerism, we have never exercised this power. Most women do not understand the forms of power they could exercise. They need political education for critical consciousness to show them ways to exercise the limited powers they possess.
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A young Ohio mother who prosecutors said killed and buried her unwanted newborn in her backyard just days after her senior prom so that she could keep her “perfect life” was acquitted of murder Thursday.
Brooke Skylar Richardson, now 20, began shaking and sobbing while a judge read the not guilty verdicts on aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment charges.
She had faced up to life in prison if she had been convicted on the most serious charge. boston.com
My apologies for not picking up on my “psyopped” series in case you were missing it. My worklife has been a bit of a trainwreck since I last wrote an entry, and it started to feel redundant in any case. That’s not to say I want to abandon that type of blogging completely or even that series of posts, but the absolute saturation of news events has been overwhelming, to say the least. And now that the media has reaffirmed the fact that “debate season” will never end until no one else on earth has any amount of wealth or comfort save for the very select few — “the beatings will continue until morale improves” — I can’t bear to pay too close of attention.
Despite the shittiest of days, I can still wake up the next morning and face a new one, and that’s worth a lot. I don’t feel too swayed by the wackier practices americans are apparently flocking to these days to escape the drudgery of the material and square their dissonance in the age of Trump and that are being propped up and further encouraged by some of the more “eccentric” democratic candidates. There are a lot, aren’t there? I don’t care to know them as individuals. My question reads as rhetorical but the whole production is very curious — however, all hands are on deck in this age of extreme disparity that occurs simultaneously with an age of apocalypse in its most basic sense: revelations and the inability of the most powerful on earth to continue plugging the leaks without something getting through.
It’s a scramble, and the national american stage reflects it — time to bring in the clowns. Clearly, any one with a brain knows the score and sees how flimsy and ridiculous this “debate” is. Even those supposedly scandalized by Trump realize it at some level, but they participate and chatter at the office as if they are really doing something, doing politics. To admit otherwise is scary.
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers / that grow so incredibly high
It seems as if poorly executed pencil squats on my part has resulted in an aggravated sciatic nerve. Have never felt such pain in my life, and the worst part is that you can’t really take a load off without making it worse! A prescription of some sort of steroid is helping the pain, but if part of your life revolves around making noise contra fucking everything hellish emanating from empire on Twitter (which is kind of a drug in itself), steroids suuuck. Twitter on steroids — not recommended!
Especially if you’re being forced to observe in some part the alleged doxing of another leftist for questioning CODEPINK
The first rule of lefty social media sphere is to never question CODEPINK. In traditional narcleft actorvist form, their occupation of the Venezuelan embassy is about, surprise! them. @jahl9000 and @korcounterprop have been making mincemeat of them lately. It’s nothing less than courageous to do so when their proletarian opponents have faced mass media intimidation and personally-delivered threats from intelligence agents.
Work work work and little play. I hope I’m not too dull in this entry. The purpose of this post is to provide some context for more discussion on Actor Assange contrasted with the covert ops we can see glimmers of in the bourgeois press that the chattering left is largely ignoring, as usual.
The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations by Christopher Lasch, 1979
The mass media, with their cult of celebrity and their attempt to surround it with glamour and excitement, have made Americans a nation of fans, moviegoers. The media give substance to and thus intensify narcissistic dreams of fame and glory, encourage the common man to identify himself with the stars and to hate the “herd”, and make it more and more difficult for him to accept the banality of everyday existence.
THE LANGUAGE OF THE THIRD REICH: LTI — Lingua Tertii Imperii, A Philologist’s Notebook by Victor Klemperer as translated by Martin Brady, 2006
In Klemperer, the alert will find solace and validation. Volumes of knowledge to explore are on every page of LTI. It’s a humbling and sobering reading experience that helps to sharpen the technicolor mind warp american imperialism casts as if all the pieces are simply random glass shards in a kaleidoscope.
This past week after I had written my first installment, I was shocked to view the NFL draft on a television at the local bar I frequent. ABC boasted a crowd of 300,000 people in the streets of Nashville to watch this auction, and the shots reflected it. If only the demonstration against a new Wal-Mart branch in Sherman Heights San Diego I was at seven years ago to the day had such numbers. There were many close-ups of young Black men wrapped up pretty as Christmas packages, and the most senior of the white commentators donned a large bobbly-headed mask resembling the top pick who was black. I find it quite shocking that ABC aired this for several minutes, and to me, just those few minutes signify the many steps backwards in american society that have become intensified in these last few years.
Born from the counterpropaganda and resistance efforts of World War I, modern-day Psychological Operations Soldiers use the power of influence to shape the global security environment and achieve United States national security goals.
As the Department of Defense’s primary influence capability, members of the Psychological Operations Regiment support commanders, U.S. ambassadors, allies, and other governmental agencies.
PSYOP Soldiers typically operate in small, autonomous teams or with other Special Operations forces to develop relationships with a country’s civilian population, government figures and military and law enforcement agencies.
Experts in their field, they specialize in unconventional capabilities, cultural expertise, language proficiency, military deception and advanced communications techniques encompassing all forms of media.
As technology has grown ever more sophisticated, however, so too has the ambitions of these psychological operations grown. Whereas traditional psyops have attempted merely to intimidate, bewilder or demoralize enemies into laying down their arms, modern technologies have opened up the possibility of actually controlling the mind of an opponent directly through electronic, chemical, or other means.