This is a very simple-yet-serious plea for the U.S. government to not (NOT!) go to war in Syria.
The video below will explain all you need to know about the geopolitical situation.
This is a very simple-yet-serious plea for the U.S. government to not (NOT!) go to war in Syria.
The video below will explain all you need to know about the geopolitical situation.
I’m gonna skip any niceties.
Dear Mr. Trump, you fucking moron, you complete dickhead…what the fuck were you thinking bombing Syria?!?!?
Words cannot express my rage of betrayal.
This is what we voted AGAINST!
We voted AGAINST the globalist agenda of Hillary Clinton.
We voted AGAINST interventionist military misadventures.
We voted AGAINST this insanity.
I can’t tell you how sad it makes me that such a transparent, flimsy false-flag was seemingly bought by our new President.
Hey Donald…shithead…it was a fake Rolex!
Or, put differently, it was at least a HOT Rolex…
Learn at least one line of Latin in your life, Donald.
Assad had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO GAIN by using chemical weapons against his own people at this particularly sensitive juncture.
Kudos to Ron Paul for pointing this out (though the same had already occurred independently to me last night).
But kudos most to Paul Joseph Watson for calling out Trump on Twitter all through the night.
Yes, let’s get some perspective here.
For any newbies.
I supported Trump.
I “campaigned” for him…in my own way.
Here, on my site, and on Twitter.
I thought the “war” was won.
We had defeated Hillary.
But then I saw the constant attacks on Trump by the media.
So I remobilized.
[I should never have demobilized in the first place, I thought.]
Fuck this media machine that slanders our great President!
I went on the offensive…or defensive…or whatever.
I went back.
On the Twitter battlefield.
“Stop fucking with my President!”
That was my essential message.
But then The Donald goes and does something like this…
So I want to thank the first brave soul to break the groupthink.
Dr. Steve Pieczenik.
I didn’t want to hear it at first.
Pieczenik “wasn’t impressed”.
But then it started to sink in.
Being a Trump supporter has been an unenviable position.
I’ve lost friends.
Been discriminated against.
I was standing up…doing the right thing!
[so I thought]
And I haven’t abandoned Mr. Trump entirely.
But I will say this, if he continues in this direction, then he can fuck right the fuck off!
It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who gave the world the words I live by:
““Speak what you think today in hard words and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.”
I don’t have enough “hard words” to strongly condemn what President Trump did last night.
That’s what shitheads like Mike Pence say.
We say the real stuff.
There was NO REASON to launch ANOTHER “disproportionate riposte” (Thierry Meyssan) against a sovereign country.
Even if it was a genuine, Syrian gas attack (and it was not), this was not the right tactical move.
And the strategy sucks.
So we are left to wait.
What a let-down.
Not what I voted for.
Not what Trump campaigned on.
And really weak in every possible way.
Is war cinema?
When it comes to us like this, yes.
BDA. Battlefield damage assessment.
And even the signals from the Tomahawks themselves, perhaps.
But who cares?
There ain’t gonna be any movies any more if this shit keeps up.
I didn’t live through the Cuban Missile Crisis, but this will suffice.
So that, the only way we’ll know it’s World War III is when we’re not here to read the news anymore.
Gotta retain a sense of humor.
But I ask, with deference, PLEASE Mr. President change this disastrous trend which you have started.
Get rid of all (ALL!) the neocons in your government.
Drain the goddamned swamp, motherfucker!
Live up to your word!!
Rein in Tillerson.
That fucking bozo might need to go back to Exxon.
Because he’s been a seriously daft Secretary of State so far.
PLEASE, stop fucking around, Mr. President.
I’m eager to support you again.
But I cannot support these stupid, STUPID actions which could have come from any of your woeful predecessors (even the moronic Bill Clinton and his Afghan missile launch of 1998).
We learned from Godard to be involved.
And Godard learned from Sartre.
Geopolitics usurps our attention that we would give to cinema.
Reckless move, Mr. President.
For so long I dreamed.
Of visiting Africa.
Merely in film.
To say that I was not narrow-minded.
And to honor the one friend I have ever known from that beautiful continent.
A native of Chad.
And a former resident of Côte d’Ivoire.
Because I love geography.
But, even more, I love people.
And I am pleased to report that this documentary, about ZIMBABWE, is a masterpiece.
Directed by a Dane (as in Denmark) by the name of Camilla Nielsson.
And currently available in the U.S. for streaming on Netflix.
It is a recursive process.
For so long I cried.
When I thought of slavery.
When I saw the beautiful face of a black man.
And the teeth with many gaps.
I now know.
I can say.
My dear friend.
You look like you may have come from Zimbabwe.
But recursion may become tiresome.
So we will plop with geography for a moment.
Sadly ignoring Chad and Ivory Coast for the time being, we must locate (firmly) Zimbabwe on a map.
Remove your sanctions.
Remove your sunshades.
Looks like South Africa (south)…and Botswana (west)…additionally Mozambique (east)…and gets hairy from there.
But you needs must only remember that the two Zs flock together: Zimbabwe and Zambia.
And so to the north (by way of northwest [not possible]) is Zambia.
And over Angola is Luanda.
You are really getting the hang of this 🙂
Have you thought about working for the State Department?
But wait…there’s less!
Just remember that Zimbabwe is southeast Afrique.
Not on the coast.
Have you ever heard the rot of colonialism?
Have you ever heard a landlocked brass band?
The pitiful, wailing clarinets…
Landlocked is potentially poverty.
At the mercy of your neighbors.
Over land. Over sea.
One. Two. If.
We must say it: MUGABE!
A big, fucking rockstar of totalitarianism.
Yes. His dictator shit!
As when the Dalai Lama was a boy.
And they kept his turds.
Because he was some kind of golden child.
But President Mugabe (since 1980) will forever have the ignominy of that desafinado military band behind him.
Celebrations like dirges.
Gloriously out of tune!
Nothing slight about it!!
And every head bows…and every knee genuflects in fealty.
A spry 93 years old.
And President of Zimbabwe for a mere 37 years.
He ain’t a king.
And worse: he’s only 4th on the list of usurping motherfuckers!
You’d have to go to shitholes like Angola (ahh, Luanda…), Cameroon, and the kicker (!) Equatorial Guinea to find jerks who have managed to outlast the black Hitler.
But I like Mugabe.
No, no…let me explain.
First: the guy does have a Hitler mustache. More or less.
But that’s not why I like him. I don’t dig Hitler.
Wait…do I like Mugabe?
Well, there’s a time and place for everything (and everyone).
As you watch Democrats (mercifully…for all involved…NOT about the U.S. Democratic Party), you might grow attached to the various fuckers involved.
But Third World lawyers.
Some sad shit…
But most importantly: brave, noble human beings.
You wanna see a real revolution?
Watch this film.
You wanna see some real sacrifices for democracy?
Watch this film.
To be sure…democracy is ugly!
And we Americans are the best at it.
Fight, fuck, kill…but more like lie, cheat, deceive…yeah.
Democracy brings out the worst in people.
But it arrives at the best result.
It’s a goddamned crucible.
Just to think…that the master copy of the Constitution of Zimbabwe (ostensibly the subject of this film) was on a fucking Dell laptop.
Right up the road from me.
In the Westerns…
Michael Dell’s Horatio Alger story…at UT-Austin.
Even closer to me.
So that we know that every scintilla–every Oxford comma was hacked by the CIA and/or NSA and known throughout the Five Eyes…even before the leaked hard copy hit newsstands in Harare.
I can never go back. Enough. TO give you a full telling.
I guess Paul Mangwana is still alive.
The character that grows on you.
From chuckling social engineer.
To political operative shitting his pants.
How do you say “damage control” in Shona?
And Susan Rice is a bitch.
But that’s neither here nor there.
Because Democrats so precisely parallels the recent U.S. election.
The drama. Allegations.
The swaggering strongman.
Yeah…Juan Williams would ride to town on that correlation.
So is Trump Mugabe?
And probably not ever.
But liberals will have a field day with this possibility.
Social justice warriors will mouth off like the surly reporter from South Africa.
What an asshole!
And so we sympathize with Mr. Mangwana.
What a precarious position he was put in!
To try and bring the illusion of constitutionality to the ZANU-PF party.
But wait a minute…wait a minute…you ain’t heard nothing yet!
Remember, remember…that a black leader can repress black people.
America thought it was fine and dandy…and candy-shop clean when it elected CIA agent Barack Obama.
That turned out to be a big mistake.
One doesn’t investigate one’s own employer pursuant to crimes against humanity (9/11) when such equates to biting the hand that feeds.
Obama lost control.
And tried to get a little African in his lame-duck months.
Yes…only democracy in the Middle East? Israel? You’ve got to be joking.
And Zimbabweans were so hopeful after the Mwangana/Mwonzora conclave wrapped up its two-year-overlong constitutional convention.
Got a little #MAGA in you?
Check out how a constitution is crafted.
If wasn’t all ass-kissing in Philadelphia.
Some genuinely contentious points.
And the Obamacare “Repeal and Replace” that just narrowly failed.
Think that wasn’t stressful?
Freedom Caucus gonna be outta jobs.
Saving their butts.
But I wouldn’t take their job for anything.
To be in that position.
We live a little while.
And then we die.
And so Camilla Nielsson deserves a Nobel (or at least a can of General Snus)…because she captured REAL, FUCKING LIFE here.
She doesn’t tell you what to think.
She says (in effect): “figure it out”.
Here’s the facts. Figure it out.
“I have seen what I have seen”, wrote Ezra Pound in his second Canto.
I can’t explain it.
Women making turkey noises.
Weird, macarena dances.
And a little boy gets beaten to death.
All to write a new constitution.
And Douglas Mwonzora is right: Mugabe is evil.
That is a totally valid perspective.
Having seen this film.
Never was anything decided on the basis of one source.
But circumstantial runs up against direct.
Very good, Eric Bolling!
And Tony Shaffer was better with MacGuffin.
But that’s just because this is Dossier du cinema.
Not cool enough for diacritics.
One final word…
Mugabe persists from the Soviet era.
Figure it out.
Is he a friend of NATO?
Do the geopolitical math.
Ruminate on AFRICOM.
Pound…was no patriot. Of his own country. In a traditional sense.
And the most I can bring you is this.
This attestation to genius.
The genius of Democrats by Camilla Nielsson.
And the sad face of former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai…leader of the opposition MDC party.
Like his face had been bashed in few too many times.
And maybe we don’t wanna know.
But the cowed look says it all.
And Douglas Mwonzora risks it all.
Three days in jail without food or water. Plus another 18 days to make it a full three weeks.
That cool we see in Jafar Panahi.
You can jail me.
But you will have to thoroughly kill me.
To stop me.
From doing what I love.
it has been a little while.
And I have been immersed in a strange dual-study regimen focused on the LSAT and the GRE.
For my international readers, the LSAT is the Law School Admission Test and the GRE is the Graduate Record Examination.
The second test would be required should I choose (or be so lucky as) to go on to PhD studies.
Quite frankly, my MBA has not been sufficient to wow the employers out to which I have reached.
And so life presents us with little conundrums.
I have a bachelor’s degree in music theory/composition and a master’s degree in business.
Long ago, my bachelor’s degree wasn’t enough to gain me employment at places like 7-Eleven and Wendy’s. That’s right. Five years of higher education and a diploma above and beyond the high school level was not enough to overcome the nepotistic morass which dominates the distribution of unskilled labor jobs in the U.S.
I’m guessing this situation might (for obvious reasons) be particularly mark-ed in the American Southwest (where I am located).
So I thought a master’s degree in business would really distinguish me.
I worked myself sick.
Almost to death.
Maintained a 4.00 GPA.
Not only have I had zero unsolicited interest in my skills, but I have received nothing save rejections.
Which is to say, I have not even been graced with an interview.
And so it was some days ago (about two weeks) that I decided I should have a contingency plan in place in case such conditions persist.
So perhaps I will find myself in law school in a few years.
Perhaps in a PhD program.
But I have been trying to better myself every day.
My focus, academically, has been on two areas: logic and mathematics.
I have never been very keen on (or good at) math.
And logic is something in which I have had zero formal training.
The logic emphasis is, of course, pursuant to the law school possibility.
The math studies (currently algebra, but geometry and statistics to come) are in support of the PhD path.
In addition, I am happy to report that I am exercising (walking) every day.
And I have also added weight training in the most recent nights.
But today I took a day (and night) off from the rigors of autodidactic asceticism.
Yes, today only involved my ongoing survey of Ezra Pound’s Cantos.
Indeed, I suppose I really don’t know how to relax anymore 🙂
But I was very interested to hear Donald Trump’s “Address to Congress”.
This is, mind you, a once-a-year phenomenon in the U.S.
In his next three years (assuming no untimely cessation of his Presidency), these speeches will each be called (respectively) a “State of the Union” address.
Well, I won’t keep you in too much suspense.
If you have read me at all in the past year, you will know that I have become an ardent Trump supporter.
And I continue to be such.
So it is not without immense bias that I posit his speech tonight to have been rather excellent.
But Mr. Trump’s speech comes at a very important time.
And I have purposely raised my visibility as a Trump supporter because of this crucial time.
To wit, many forces have sought and are seeking to undermine the President (at the very least).
The proliferation of protests would truly be remarkable (if we didn’t know the general source and support network for these faux-demonstrations).
And so I haven’t written about a movie in some days, but there is no better viewing than our current President.
The Left tunes in to vomit, and the Right tunes in to cheer.
I am, and have been for only a short time, on the Right.
I will make no apologies about this.
In this past week I have had multiple people who call themselves my friends attack me as a “bigot” and worse.
My response is no response.
It is beneath me to respond to such.
I have had people question my artfulness.
I, who gave my blood-sweat-and-tears for 15 years as an artist.
It is beneath me to qualify such attacks on my character with a response.
And finally, I have been the subject of surreptitious attacks which attempt to equate me with “misguided” artists of the past.
If Trump can be “packaged” (in marketing terms) by hacks like Mika Brzezinski as “Mussolini, Hitler, Lenin”, then I suppose the lesser Leftists are taking this cue to equate me with Nietzsche, Wagner, and certain American artists which shall remain nameless.
But again, my response is no response.
And it’s not because I can’t respond.
But I tire of these games…
I can destroy my enemies.
In some cases, quite easily.
In other cases, with immense effort.
But my friends have proven (over years…the ingrates…abandonment) to now be my enemies in deed.
And yet I consider them friends.
And I will consider them friends.
Until such time as this becomes impossible for my physical safety.
But all of this because I support Trump.
Shame on you, friends.
[N.B. I doubt any of them are reading this. These are “real world” friends. And real pains in the ass(es).]
Indeed, I need more than one ass to put up with the crappy “friends” I have.
To a one, they are all liberal…every one of them.
And if they are conservative, they have not come to my aid in any significant way.
Except for one dear pen-pal.
And it was she who delineated the brilliance in Donald Trump’s message to me in the first place.
She knows who she is 🙂
But that one beautiful soul notwithstanding, “the world” has failed me.
And yet, the President of the United States has made me very proud indeed.
Verily, never before have I felt such immense pride in my country.
Pride in the men and women of our armed forces.
Pride in the men and women of law enforcement.
And so I could dissect what Donald Trump said tonight, but it is more important to analyze the gist.
I could fixate on the pathetic Democrats who applauded nothing…in their Kim Jong-Hillary white pantsuits.
Slobs like Al Franken.
His posture has its own closet…
Witches like Nancy Pelosi.
“Should I clap here? Will it look good or bad if I clap? Why does every mirror I look into shatter upon gaze?”
It’s really too easy.
But it does very little good.
Bernie…what could have been.
Except for that whole socialism thing…which is a crock of shit.
And so it didn’t matter that the Democrats were puerile, impotent faux-testers tonight.
Because Donald Trump has guts.
Yeah, his wife is hot as shit!
And so is his daughter.
That’s because they were MODELS.
But, even more so, because they have SCRUPLES.
They are good human beings.
They stand for something.
THAT’S why they’re really attractive.
But I know when I’ve met my better.
Ted Cruz? Fuck you.
Paul Ryan? I don’t fucking think so.
Mike Pence? Meh.
But Donald Trump? Yeah. Big league!
I may have more formal education than the President of the United States (‘deed I do), but the current POTUS is the real deal.
He knows who is better than him.
And he says it.
And he never presumes that his job is any harder than those who carry out their orders in godforsaken deserts and jungles.
Yes, Virginia, many of those orders have been COMPLETE BOLLOCKS.
But that’s not their job.
It’s the job of policymakers to get the policies right.
For a long, long (LONG) time, the policies have sucked.
And so maybe, MAYBE (maybe) we now have a President who is competent.
I know when I’ve met my better.
There are many skills in this world.
And Donald Trump has a priceless skill set.
He’s not a saint.
He’s not a god.
But compared to those who have preceded him over the past few decades in the job of POTUS, he sure seems like one or the other.
So thank you, Mr. Trump!
Your understanding of the USA is really remarkable.
We have been taught to hate our own country for so long.
Enough of that.
We will love what is good about our past.
And not wallow in our transgressions.
And to the detractors around the globe, you can fuck right the fuck off.
Most of all, to the domestic detractors…especially my “friends”…
Thanks a fucking lot…for proving exactly why Donald Trump is right.
You’re all a bunch of liberal frauds…spewing platitudes while being horrible people.
So the biggest “fuck you” is for these “friends”.
Thanks for nothing, assholes!
The Trump Presidency officially has a new high-water mark.
And it came today.
The epic excoriation of Western media (and, in particular, the woeful American branch of that diseased tree).
I have largely refrained from treating political events for the past months.
This was for a variety of reasons.
But today’s Trump victory was a feature-length (*) reminder of why we elected this guy.
I didn’t see it live, but I watched the interview in its entirety later in the day.
With the utmost irony, I will be using and referring to the “official transcript” which has just recently been posted by The New York Times.
It’s only befitting that they continue to precipitate their own downfall.
Keep in mind that the NYT is getting their transcript from Federal News Service: a subsidiary of The Economist Group.
As in The Economist.
As in, that spineless, globalist rag which completely forgoes bylines (à la Chatham House rules).
As in, the opposition.
Keeping that in mind, let’s see exactly what the hero of the free world had to say today.
First, President Trump bemoaned the treatment of his cabinet selections.
Indeed, the Democratic Party in the United States has become the embarrassment they wish to project upon Donald Trump.
The Democratic Party has, it seems, absolutely no cogent strategy whatsoever at this point.
And so, indeed, the only real political chaos is within that camp.
To clarify…it’s not just a BAD strategy which the Democrats have adopted in an effort to keep their ragtag band of poseurs on political life-support, but rather A COMPLETE LACK OF STRATEGY which characterizes the sum of their pathetic tactics.
Yes, Mr. Trump: “the people get it”.
We rednecks. We of middle-America.
Many colors and creeds.
Yes, we fucking get it.
You are the man!
As a student of (and holder of an advanced degree in) business, I bloody well understand why the world of commerce is welcoming Trump.
It’s those trite words which are pounded into every MBA’s head.
There’s no Bernie-Sanders-ing our way out of the current quagmire.
Only a leader with tremendous cojones could even have a shot at successfully pulling off the rebuilding of America.
Because we have squandered our position in the world.
At the expense of truth, we have fallen down a muddy chute.
And the free-fall (while not apparent to all) has been going on for some time.
So we are, indeed, putting a great deal of faith in Mr. Trump to right the ship.
Really, we’re like the goddamned Titanic over here.
But business has to work.
There’s no willy-nilly socialism which is going to patch up our death-wound which is bleeding money.
There’s no value creation in that.
Try it out.
It doesn’t work.
Which isn’t to say that rapacious monopoly capitalism is the answer.
But we are a capitalist country.
And China’s ascent has not been due to some new interpretation of Marx.
“I’m making this presentation directly to the American people, with the media present, which is an honor to have you. This morning, because many of our nation’s reporters and folks will not tell you the truth, and will not treat the wonderful people of our country with the respect that they deserve.”
Yes, dear friends…the election of Donald Trump was a referendum AGAINST THE CORPORATE MASS MEDIA.
[first and foremost]
And this same media is still living in denial.
Their allies are reprobates.
And they reach out their desperate tentacles for shadier and shadier sustenance.
And so, though it be hard to fathom, the mass media in the U.S. is actually GETTING WORSE.
That’s because it is dying.
Donald Trump is no idiot.
His assessment of The New York Times as being a terminally-failing (publically-traded) company is business analysis.
And it’s unequivocal.
But you know what?
The media hated Trump all along.
The old media.
And he didn’t, as it turned out, need to curry favor with them after all.
He spoke to the crowd.
He went around.
He outflanked the biggest, most puffed-up hegemony in the world.
So we’re giving Israel a chance.
We’re giving Trump a chance.
I’m not a Republican.
I’m just a schmuck who voted for Trump.
You can make the call as to whether I’m erudite enough to have such a privilege.
But Donald Trump has taught me to have pride in my country.
To have pride in the United States of America.
To be grateful for those who serve in the military.
To be grateful for those who serve as police officers.
That’s the positivity I get from Donald Trump.
It’s probably the Norman Vincent Peale in him.
But I also see a very strong leader.
A person who doesn’t take any shit from anyone.
Had Bernie Sanders such a spine, the protests would have gone for broke at the Democratic National Convention.
But too bad.
You had your chance to dethrone your greatest foe.
And she was in your own camp.
You know, I actually feel sorry for the Democratic Party…
No political party should have ever been represented by such a lousy candidate as Hillary Clinton.
But that was the “now-or-never” moment.
And we who embraced the market system which rewards hard work…we won.
[and it doesn’t take a genius to understand why]
Complaining after the fact doesn’t cut it.
Get out and vote.
Blood, sweat, and tears.
If you lose, you lose.
But if you half-ass it, probability is not in your favor.
We Trump supporters took immense heat.
We’re “racist”. “Bigots”.
Blah blah frickety blah.
But it doesn’t matter what you pathetic losers think.
Because, believe it or not, we actually want prosperity for you too.
Because maybe someday you’ll thank us that we still have a country left.
But I’ll just leave you with one zinger which sums up our entire Zeitgeist.
You wanna know Donald Trump’s take on the media…in one pithy jab?
“The press — the public doesn’t believe you people anymore.”
That carried the day.
The anti-Trump media (which is at least 80% of the American airwaves and newsstands) needs to go back to their Sun Tzu, their Machiavelli, their Clausewitz, and their Jomini.
Because they’re losing this fucking war.
The decimation is more laughable than honorable.
Unlock your little brains, liberals.
Come out and play.
And leave the deck-chair-rearranging to Schumers.
Four days till the US election.
But we must take a look at things as they seem.
And analyze what they might be.
I have always written about Edward Snowden glowingly.
But this film is an enigma.
If you know the history of film, you realize that certain filmmakers (particularly Robert Flaherty) presented staged events as if they were documentaries.
This is known as docufiction.
And if you have followed my take on the two US Presidential candidates (Johnson and Stein can suck it…though Stein has true credibility), you’ll know that my assessment of Trump and Clinton has been mainly through the lens of film.
What we (I) look for is credibility.
Having watched all three Presidential debates (in addition to extensive supplemental research), it has been a no-brainer to conclude that Hillary Clinton has ZERO credibility while Donald Trump has immense credibility.
The differentiation could not be more mark-ed.
But what about Edward Snowden?
Let me start off by saying that Mr. Snowden does not come off as a wholly believable whistleblower in this film.
Perhaps Laura Poitras’ inexperience as a filmmaker is to blame.
Perhaps it is indeed because Edward Snowden is no actor.
But Mr. Snowden is completely inscrutable and opaque in this documentary.
there is something about his ostensible North Carolina drawl which rings true.
And so there are two major possibilities…
I had read of Snowden. In studying what he had leaked, his credibility seemed beyond a shadow of a doubt. Such a damaging agent could not possibly have been a Trojan horse operation (so I thought).
Indeed, the most believable part of this film is the last 10 minutes or so.
Sadly, my “copy” of the movie switched to a German overdub for this final segment.
Which is to say, I was more focused on images in the finale.
Every once in a while I was able to make out the beginning of a phrase from William Binney or Glenn Greenwald.
At all other times during this last portion, the German superimposed upon the English made the latter an almost palimpsest.
My German is that bad.
But here are my reservations concerning hypothesis #1 (from above).
A). Glenn Greenwald’s earliest interview after the leak was clearly shot with the skyline of Hong Kong in the background. It is somewhat inconceivable that the NSA in conjunction with the CIA (and possibly the FBI or DIA) did not immediately follow Greenwald’s every move from that point forward (courtesy of operatives under the Hong Kong station chief of the CIA).
B). Glenn Greenwald is a little too smooth to be believable (the same going for Snowden). Greenwald’s sheer fluency in Portuguese (a bizarre choice for a second language) seems particularly suspect. The credulous me wants to believe that Greenwald is simply brilliant. The incredulous me sees Greenwald as just as much a CIA operative as Snowden.
Indeed, hypothesis #2 would be that Edward Snowden is in fact a CIA operative. His complete calm at The Mira hotel in Hong Kong does not harmonize with a computer geek who just lifted the largest cache of the most top-secret files in world history. Instead, his mannerisms almost all point to someone who has been hardened and trained at Camp Peary rather than someone who grew up so conveniently close to NSA headquarters.
Snowden is admittedly a former employee of the CIA.
But what could the purpose of such a Trojan horse exercise possibly be?
One strong possibility comes to mind.
As we learn in Dr. Strangelove, there’s no purpose in having a “doomsday machine” if the enemy doesn’t know about it.
In fact, we don’t even need cinema to illustrate this.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki were demonstrations as much as they were mass-murder war crimes.
Weapons are “tested” often as much for the power of display as for the exercise of weapon efficacy.
But the world has always been a weird place.
And it is indeed possible that Edward Snowden is an idealistic, independent party in this affair.
The esteemed Dr. Steve Pieczenik (of whom I have spoken much recently) has lately called Snowden “no hero”.
I’m not exactly sure what he means by that.
Possibly Pieczenik knows the Snowden affair to positively be an intel operation.
Possibly Dr. Pieczenik (whom I respect deeply) merely sees Snowden as of no great bravery when compared to the men and women (both military and intelligence employees) who risk their lives on battlefields across the world…by direct order through the US chain of command.
But Dr. Pieczenik has also pointed out that some orders must be disobeyed.
That is part of the responsibility of defending the Constitution “against all enemies foreign and domestic”.
So we have a very interesting case here.
And it directly parallels our current election choices.
What SEEMS to be?
What is patriotism?
At what point must standard operating procedures be put aside?
What constitutes peaceful protest?
Who among us has the duty and privilege to spearhead a countercoup?
I’ve often thought to myself that I would be a horrible NSA employee because I would have a framed picture of Snowden on my desk.
Suffice it to say, I’m sure that is strictly NOT ALLOWED.
But this film makes me doubt the Snowden story.
As a further instructive detail, why does Snowden (in this film) feel so confident in his ability to withstand torture (!) as a means of coercing from him his password(s)?
Again, that does not sound like a standard ability of an “infrastructure analyst”.
Snowden does not admit in this film to ever having been a field operative.
Indeed, it almost feels like Louisiana Story or Tabu: A Story of the South Seas when Snowden drapes a red article of cloth over his head and torso to ostensibly prevent Greenwald and Poitras from visually seeing his keystrokes.
It is overly dramatic.
These are thoughts.
No doubt, someone knows much more than me about the truth in this strange tale.
And so the film is, in turns, shockingly brilliant and daftly mediocre.
In a strange way, it is just as suspect as James Bamford’s books on the NSA (which I have long suspected were really NSA propaganda pieces).
One of the keys to propaganda and social engineering is gaining the trust of your targets.
In a large-scale psychological operation, the entire world (more or less) is the target.
Back to cinema, we need look no further than Eva Marie Saint “shooting” Cary Grant in North by Northwest.
Yes, Body of Secrets (Bamford) was damaging to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and US military in general (the revelation of Operation Northwoods) while also exposing Israel as a craven “ally” (the USS Liberty “incident”).
But if we are not careful, we are taken in by these juicy bits of “truth” (in all likelihood, very much true) on our way to accepting the whole book as an accurate exposé.
And this is what makes the world of intelligence so tricky.
Like a chess game in which you are blindsided by a brilliant move.
It takes years (perhaps decades) or an innate brilliance (perhaps both) to discern the organic from the synthetic in the shifting sands of this relativistic world of espionage.
I can only guess and gut.
As I write this, the United States is undergoing a soft (so far) coup d’état and, thank God, a countercoup (also soft…so far).
There are no tanks in the streets. No physical bridges closed. But the competing coups are very real and in progress at this time.
This might be hard for my international readers to wrap their heads around.
Likewise, my domestic readers (if there are any) are perhaps equally perplexed by the statements I’ve just made.
For different reasons, these two audiences (my dear readers) have probably not heard ANYTHING about this coup.
And yet I am not exercising hyperbole.
You WON’T hear anything about these competing coups in the media of the “new world order” (or, more accurately, the “old world order”).
Nothing on the BBC. Nothing from AFP. Maybe (maybe) something from Russian or Chinese or Iranian sources. Maybe something from North Korea.
As for the US, there is a complete blackout on all the major channels of media communication concerning this digital coup taking place.
WikiLeaks is very much a part of it. But even more so, it is the globalist Clinton cabal against a very brave movement seemingly spearheaded by US military intelligence.
I cannot claim to understand exactly what is going on.
But Hillary Clinton is being warned by the US intelligence community and US military to stand down.
Meaning, she has been warned publicly that the game is up.
The main spokesman of the countercoup has been the extremely brave and wise Dr. Steve Pieczenik.
And so, dear readers, you might be able (from this) to fathom just why I have decided to write once again on this Presidential election.
There are no more debates.
The third and final one.
In what is turning out to be an American revolution.
While moderator Chris Wallace was not perfect (he grilled Trump just as the transparently partisan previous moderators had), he did a generally passable job here.
Hillary got the first question.
Clinton: “You know, I think when we talk about the Supreme Court, it really raises the central issue in this election.”
Translation: “I know you don’t like me (and that includes my ‘voters’), but just remember that without me you won’t get to have abortions any more. AND…you won’t have someone to take the guns away from the rednecks. So vote for me, even though you hate me. Thank you.”
Clinton: “And I feel strongly that the Supreme Court needs to stand on the side of the American people. Not on the side of the powerful corporations and the wealthy.”
Hahahahaha….ahhhhhhh…this lady cracks me up! The hubris!!!
Hillary then speaks of “dark, unaccountable money”: something on which she’s an expert.
And that, my friends, is at the heart of the countercoup.
As I write, Hillary Clinton is under so much investigation by the FBI (including the Clinton Foundation) it’s not even funny.
Hillary punctuates her sermon with “That’s how I see the court.,” but there might be another court she’ll be seeing very soon (one which is trying HER).
Hillary’s self-righteous proclamation of “standing up to the powerful” is absolute bollocks.
She continues, “I would hope that the Senate would do its job…”.
This lady is one to talk! Look at the “job” SHE did as Secretary of State!!!
Unbelievable that her Janus routine is so seemingly effortless.
Hillary says that the Senate’s job is to, “…confirm the nominee that President Obama has sent to them.” Actually, that’s one of two options…of “doing their job”. And by not even getting to that fork in the decision tree, the Senate is saying (regarding Obama’s nominee), “Hell no!”.
But in Hillary’s world, peons like the Senate just “confirm”. They don’t question. They just take orders.
Well, not for long…Hillary.
Trump: “Something happened recently where Justice Ginsburg made some very inappropriate statements toward me and toward a tremendous number of people.”
Yes, we all hope Ruth Bader quits. It would only be fair, seeing as how Scalia was most likely whacked down on the Texas border.
Hillary almost breaks into fake Southern drawl when she feigns respect for the Second Amendment: “I lived in Arkansas for 18 wonderful years.”
And I’m sure she hated every minute of it. Such a boring task being a social climber in a backwoods like Arkansas!
But, you see, Hillary has been waiting for this her whole life. And that’s why she is refusing to stand down (so far) as the US intelligence community has requested (John Brennan notwithstanding).
Hillary: “But there is no doubt that I respect the second amendment.”
No, in fact there are VERY BIG doubts that you do.
But how do we know that Hillary is fake?
Because she can’t even come up with her own words.
As she apes Obama (“common sense regulation”), we know which side of the fence she sits on.
She is all about confiscating firearms BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY (like the fake Sandy Hook “shooting”).
Hillary: “And you know, look. I understand that Donald has been strongly supported by the NRA, the gun lobby is on his side. They’re running millions of dollars of ads against me…”
Nice try…complaining that your overwhelming advantage in corporate donations (and the related, overwhelming ratio of Clinton to Trump ads) has not been enough.
Hillary: “…and I regret that”.
The only thing she regrets is that Robby “Take The Money” Mook couldn’t convince the NRA that Hillary was pro-gun. And not even a shyster like David Plouffe could have convinced them of that!
Trump: “And I don’t know if Hillary was saying it in a sarcastic manner but I’m very proud to have the endorsement of the NRA and it was the earliest endorsement they’ve ever given to anybody who ran for president.”
Sarcastic. Facetious. Disingenuous.
Indeed, every Hillary statement is something other than what it seems.
Every word out of her mouth is a false flag.
Hillary Clinton refers to abortion as “health care”.
I shit you not!
Hillary: “So many states are putting very stringent regulations on women that block them from exercising that choice…”
Oh boo hoo hoo!
Hillary again resorts to euphemism in calling euthanasia (death, murder…), “healthcare decisions.”
This is a pretty sick, diabolical woman.
Hillary: “We have come too far to have that turn back now.”
There have, even by CDC statistics, been 52 million (million!) abortions in the United States…since just 1970.
Let me put that in perspective. If North Korea nuked South Korea tomorrow and killed EVERY SINGLE South Korean, there would by 50 million dead South Koreans.
Are you beginning to get the magnitude of the drive-thru nature of US abortion?
Clinton: “The kinds of cases that fall at the end of pregnancy are often the most heartbreaking, painful decisions for families to make.”
Or, for Hillary, joyful.
Clinton: “I do not think the United States government should be stepping in and making those most personal of decisions.”
So Hillary is all for the freedom of mothers to murder babies, but she’s up in arms (no pun intended) when the safety of “toddlers” is endangered by firearms.
Right. Makes perfect sense.
In other words, the government would be taking firearms to protect “toddlers” (District of Colombia v. Heller), but the government shouldn’t dare interfere with the murder of unborn children.
Just wanna make sure we’re clear on Madame Secretary.
Trump scored his first credulity points merely by tone of voice (and amplified by ethical position) when he intoned, “…but it’s not okay with me.”
Exactly. Hillary Clinton wants to globalize death. She wants to export it in the form of war. She wants to import it in the form of mass immigration. And, not least, she wants the citizenry unarmed so that she and her pals like George Soros can more efficiently exterminate any lowly Americans who disagree with her governance.
Trump: “And that’s not acceptable.”
Thank you, Mr. Trump.
When Trump describes late-term abortions in some detail, Hilary retorts that his descriptions are “scare rhetoric.”
Right… Get an abortion. Everybody’s doing it. And get a new pair of sunglasses. Accessorize your abortion. Make it festive.
Hillary: “You should meet with some of the women I’ve met with. Women I’ve known over the course of my life.”
You mean like Saudi spy Huma Abedin? Or do you, more accurately, mean “girls”? How does Jeffrey Epstein figure into your respect for women? Because you and Bill know him quite well…and Jeffrey (the sex offender) Epstein likes ’em YOUNG! [And, as has been established beyond a shadow of a doubt, Hillary prefers females to males (as far as arousal goes).]
But Hillary reframes…like the slimy lawyer she is: “…choices that any woman and her family has to make.”
Oh. So it’s not a woman’s right to choose? It’s a family’s right to choose? So the decision is equally incumbent upon the man’s consent? Or is he just supposed to “confirm” like your dream Senate?
Hillary: “You know, I’ve had the great honor of traveling across the world on behalf of our country.”
She came. She saw. He died.
Yes, Hillary Clinton actually said (not in this debate), “I came. I saw. He died” in reference to Libya and Gaddafi. After “died”, she let out a little gleeful laugh.
I wonder if that same laugh greeted the news that Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans died in Libya on account of Hillary? I wonder if she even cared enough to laugh?
Probably not. Because killing Gaddafi was an accomplishment (for her). Something to put on her résumé…always social climbing…always for this moment…as Princess of America…so close…
I will give Hillary credit. At least she’s conversant with natalist Romania (probably because of the insidious (artful!) propaganda of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days).
Hillary: “…decisions that women make with their families in accordance with their faith.”
Which “faiths” condone abortion? I know not all are as strict as Catholicism (at least until Pope Francis ruins the religion), but there aren’t any “faiths” coming to mind that would be in “accord” with abortion. Perhaps my religious scholarship is lacking.
Trump isn’t drooling out the same globalist shit.
Donald: “We have no country if we have no border.”
Are you seeing why this guy is winning? NO ONE has EVER said that at the highest levels of US government. People here have NEVER had a choice to vote for someone so opposed to the globalist grand design.
But Trump isn’t just taking on the suit-and-tie gangsters like David Rockefeller and George Soros. Like a goddamned Eliot Ness, he’s taking on the “bad hombres”: the drug lords.
This man has huge, brass testicles to go down this path.
And we love him for it!
Clinton: “…I was thinking about a young girl I met here in Las Vegas…”
I BET YOU WERE!
Hillary only dislikes scare tactics WHEN SHE’S NOT USING THEM!
Listen to her frame deportation of illegal immigrants in Auschwitz terms:
“every undocumented person would be subject to deportation. Here’s what that means. It means you would have to have a massive law enforcement presence where law enforcement officers would be going school to school, home to home, business to business. Rounding up people who are undocumented. And we would then have to put them on trains…”
Maybe Soros recounted his remorseless collusion with the Nazis. Maybe they shared a laugh. Maybe the metteur en scène Steven Spielberg “authored” the above paragraph.
But it’s not working. The propaganda. The social engineering.
But Hillary dug her own grave.
Trump could kick back and watch her self-destruct.
Wallace: “Secretary Clinton, I want to clear up your position on this issue because in a speech you gave to a Brazilian bank for which you were paid $225,000, we’ve learned from Wikileaks, that you said this. And I want to quote. ‘My dream is a hemispheric common market with open trade and open borders.’”
Trump: “Thank you.”
Clinton: “If you went on to read the rest of the sentence, I was talking about energy.”
Of which you have none left.
The game is over.
Your goose is cooked.
No more bald-faced lies about “energy” (the borders would only be open for energy…yeah right), Abraham Lincoln (her “public” and “private” positions doctrine…which she claims to have taken from Honest Abe [you can’t make this shit up]…by way of a Spielberg movie [I knew he had to be involved, somehow…that hack!]), etc.
Hillary Clinton called one of our ostensibly greatest Presidents, Abraham Lincoln (aka Honest Abe), a liar on national television.
This woman! Like the pot calling the stovepipe hat black…
The game’s up Hillary.
Time to stand down.
Or, in legal language (which you might be hearing an awful lot of in the coming months), cease and desist.
The United States continues to hold its breath.
And while doing so, it is worth revisiting the second Presidential debate of less than a month ago.
The “moderators” were the woeful Martha Raddatz and the downright evil (remember James Tracy!) Anderson Cooper.
These two jokers made fools of themselves.
But let’s assess this “town hall” shootout.
When Cooper said, “…the night really belongs to the people in this room…,” what he really meant was himself, Raddatz, and Hillary Clinton.
Screw everybody else.
And that attitude has come back to bite the mass media in the butt…big time!
Clinton says, “…I can promise you I will work with every American. I want to be the president for all Americans regardless of your political beliefs, what you look like, your religion.”
That must be the “public” position. As we have seen from WikiLeaks, her “private” opinion (or at least that of her “staffers”) is one of complete contempt.
Young people are “fucking dumb”.
Latinos are “needy”.
Trump supporters are “deplorable”.
Black people are “super predators”.
But PUBLICLY, she says “stronger together.”
Blah-frickity-blah blah blah.
Nothing this lady says is the truth.
And (to cinema) she is A HORRIBLE ACTOR!
That’s what convinced me.
I have watched enough people on film to get a feeling about when someone is lying.
Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, Hillary Clinton says is disingenuous.
“I want us to heal our country and bring it together.”
She also wants to (and did) have Democratic Party operatives start violence (as provocateurs) at a Trump rally in Chicago (as per Project Veritas proof).
It’s not likely that that was an isolated incident.
Trump kicks off the truth.
“We have to bring back respect to law enforcement.”
But also, “…fixing and making our inner cities better.”
It takes money. Yes. And jobs. Companies hire. If they can hire.
Clinton’s plan is the globalist plan. Ship jobs overseas and wait for new, better “service” jobs to magically appear. It’s a pipedream. Actually, it’s a scam. THE scam. Clinton’s program could be called Make America Poor Again. She might have a law degree (likely gotten only so she could personally BREAK the law more efficiently), but she doesn’t know shit about business. All she knows is “currying favor”. Her immense wealth was not earned. There was no hard work. She most accurately represents a never-ending cycle of nepotism. Not so with Trump.
But Anderson Cooper wanted to get right to slamming Trump. And so Mr. Cooper, fully “in the tank” for Clinton, pressed: “You described kissing women without consent, grabbing their genitals. That is sexual assault. You bragged that you have sexually assaulted women. Do you understand that?”
Hey Anderson! Do you understood that you almost single-handedly caused Dr. James Tracy to lose his job? Do you understand it was mostly because you shirked your duty as a journalist to investigate the Sandy Hook hoax? Do you understand that? Do you understand that your criminal deception of the American people (under the aegis of gun control) was psychological terrorism? Do you understand that, when it comes out you were fully aware it was a hoax, your career will be over? Do you understand that?
They say Trump doesn’t apologize. Personally, I’ve never heard Hillary Clinton give an apology about Benghazi. Her “apology” was, “…what difference does it make?” Now remember, that was concerning her culpability in the DEATHS of four Americans in Libya. But you want an apology from Trump? You get one (and an honest one):
“Yes, I am very embarrassed by it and I hate it…”
That’s about his sexual bragging which was caught on tape. Nobody died. But he owned up. He was “embarrassed by it” and showed genuine remorse for his own lapse in judgment. About something that happened 11 YEARS AGO!
But Anderson Cooper presses…and presses…and presses.
And that’s why Americans hate the press.
Because they don’t “press” on the important things.
Like Sandy Hook. Or 9/11. They just press buttons…and they have their buttons pressed (these “journalists”)…because they are part of the corrupt system which runs the United States.
They are shitty, soulless propagandists.
Trump: “we have to build up the wealth of our nation”.
Whether the Adam Smith reference was purposeful or not, this is a real businessperson. Unlike Clinton, he didn’t just go to cocktail parties and solicit donations. He wasn’t selling access, he was selling real estate. Big fucking difference!
Hillary has been getting rich as a “civil servant”.
And now her dream was so close in her sights. The ultimate seat of power. The US Presidency. I really believe, however, that she sought the office merely for personal reasons. A power trip? Yes. But a very sinister one. She just wanted to be back in the Oval Office cackling about how she had tricked the American people with her “stronger together” bullshit.
Clinton claims, “…he has also targeted immigrants, African-Americans, Latinos, people with disabilities, POWs, Muslims and so many others.”
Did she really say that?!? Because we have the PROOF that her campaign HATES EVERYBODY…including those demographic groups in that sentence!!!
But Clinton just can’t leave well-enough alone. Like the parrot she is, she twitters out the tired, haggard, liberal eyewash: “…America already is great…”.
Oh really? Well, fine! Why don’t you just step down then, “Madame” Secretary (and go back to whatever brothel you came from)? Yes. Indeed. Why run at all??? If America is already great… Fine. Yes. Obama has done a great job. So you would just lend us that counterintuitively-grating NPR steadiness for another four years–that calm, soothing nonsense, but transformed into “leadership”. Great. Sounds wonderful.
“…we are great because we are good.” Sure… Wait! Did Hillary Clinton just try to occupy the moral high ground? On live, national television??? Good God, what a hypocrite!
At this point it’s appropriate to quote Mr. Trump at length…as he absolutely TORPEDOES Secretary Clinton:
“It’s just words, folks. It’s just words. These words, I have been hearing for many years. I heard them when they were running for the Senate in New York where Hillary was going to bring back jobs to upstate New York and she failed. I’ve heard them where Hillary is constantly talking about the inner cities of our country which are a disaster education-wise, job-wise, safety-wise, in every way possible. I’m going to help the African-Americans, I’m going to help the Latinos, hispanics. I am going to help the inner cities. She has done a terrible job for the African-Americans. She wants their vote and she does nothing.”
This. This is what Americans have been waiting for. Someone with a spine to call out, on national television, the fakery of the ruling political establishment. It was a beautiful thing to hear.
The crap-journalist Raddatz says, “I want to get to audience questions,” but then she presses…presses…brings the narrative back to the lame, inconsequential Trump tape. Which is to say, she didn’t want to get to questions at all!
Raddatz: “This tape is generating intense interest. In just 48 hours it has become the single most talked about story of the entire 2016 election on Facebook with millions and millions of people discussing it on the social network.”
At this point, a third (and real) moderator would have told Raddatz to shut the hell up. But it was one-on-three. Trump against the world! Or rather, Trump against the political establishment…and FOR the world! Clinton wants a no-fly zone over Syria. Like the one she imposed over Libya. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has accurately said, “That would mean war…with Russia.” AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HILLARY AND HER CABAL WANT! They are fucking maniacs! No way should she or any of them EVER get anywhere NEAR the White House again!!!
Trump strikes back: “If you look at Bill Clinton, far worse. Mine are words and his was action.”
Little debate about that.
Further: “His words, what he has done to women. There’s never been anybody in the history of politics in this nation that has been so abusive to women.”
Yes, folks…that’s the Clintons. Trump would get into the specifics…about how Hillary got a rapist off. Madame Secretary defended a client (as a lawyer), the rapist, and then later laughed about it. THAT is the lady taking the moral high ground. Appalling…
Raddatz: “Please hold the applause.”
Yes, little lapdog Raddatz had to calm the crowd…BECAUSE THEY WERE APPLAUDING TRUMP!
Hillary’s strategy was not working. All those opposition research dollars, and Trump was defeating it with moxie…and honesty. I’m sorry. I messed up. But the lady across from me is a conniving scoundrel and she has NO leg on which to stand!
Hillary SAYS that she abides by that paragon of virtue Michelle Obama’s words, “When they go low, you go high.,” but the truth is more like, “When they go low, we go lower.”
The transcript indicates there was “[Applause]” at this point, but it was either so weak or Martha Raddatz was so biased as to not make the same little preachy intercession she had made moments earlier.
But I will leave you with the deathblow which occurred not long afterwards.
Clinton: “it’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.”
Trump: “Because you would be in jail.”
Goddamn, that’s beautiful!
The naysayers will call it politainment, but that’s as uncreative and trite as trotting out “reactionary”.
And while there was indeed a tremendous amount of substance in this first US Presidential debate a month ago, it was solely from one side.
Lester Holt largely disgraced himself as another “presstitute” (not my coinage, but fitting).
Holt was the decidedly unmoderate moderator.
“The questions are mine and have not been shared with the commission or the campaigns.”
“The audience here in the room has agreed to remain silent so that we can focus on what the candidates are saying.”
You see, Americans don’t stay silent.
They/we might be wrong (the “ugly American” stereotype), but we/they are rarely silent.
Some observers around the world recognize this as the asset it is.
Others denigrate it as “squeaky wheel”/”loudest duck”.
There’s very little silence in this year’s election (except in the corporate mass media concerning Hillary Clinton’s litany of disqualifying activities).
“I am honored to have this role, but this evening belongs to the candidates and, just as important, to the American people.”
…but most of all, to the American “elite” (and their transparently biased media) who had already picked their anointed, sycophantic, warmongering, maniac of a candidate: Hillary Clinton.
“There’s been a record six straight years of job growth…”
But at what rate, Lester? Read the Wall Street Journal, fucking moron.
What I meant to say was, the “record growth” is anemic in historical terms.
So the “record” aspect is merely academic.
It’s been stable as shit. That is the most accurate characterization.
Then “Secretary” Clinton takes over:
“Today is my granddaughter’s second birthday…”
Oh really?!? I didn’t know robots could reproduce!!
“First, we have to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.”
“That means we need new jobs, good jobs, with rising incomes.”
Her biggest export would be American jobs. She’s got a bad case of cognitive dissonance from too much globalist Kool-Aid.
“I want us to invest in you.”
Whether that’s what she wants or not, it’s not what she’s planning to do. So it’s immaterial what she “wants”. Her intent is clear: destroy her own country economically (if not literally in a nuclear war) by way of some twisted Robin Hood fantasy. Sorry Hillary, we’re not in Jonestown. Why don’t you drink your Kool-Aid first?
“…most of the new jobs will come from small business.”
Which will go OUT OF BUSINESS as a result of your idealist, rubbish policies.
“…equal pay for women’s work.”
Oh, you mean like never, ever having a job…like you?
Hey Hillary, your boss (the American people) called. They want to know what the hell you were doing using a personal email server as the goddamned SECRETARY OF STATE??? And by the way, they want your work emails…because those are property of the company (the United States of America). Oh… You were writing emails about yoga on the job? Ok, no problem. But as you were being paid to write emails on “yoga”, we’d like to take a look at those emails. You did, after all, produce “yoga” emails with our tax dollars. Oh… You destroyed the emails? After being subpoenaed?? Hmmm… That’s a problem.
[That must have been one hell of a “yoga” discussion.]
“We’re going to do it by having the wealthy pay their fair share…”
Oh, excellent. I guess we can start with freezing the assets of the Clinton Foundation. Seems that some small group was getting very rich off of that scam.
“Donald, it’s good to be with you.”
First and last time she’d ever say that.
“I hope that I will be able to earn your vote on November 8th.””
You’ve never earned anything in your life. You’ve been a carpetbagger from Arkansas to New York to Washington, D.C. “Social climber” does not qualify as a métier.
Ok…that’s enough Clinton. How about some truth? Fire torpedo #1!
“That’s called business, by the way.”
Ah, business. Value. Creating value.
If you’ve read this far (and I’m sure there are very few who have), I’ve created value for you. I’ve held your attention. You could think I’m the dumbest motherfucker on the planet, but that feeling of condescension is worth your time. Perhaps I’m entertaining. That’s also value. And, God forbid, I actually say something that rings true… For anyone who agrees with me enough to delve so far into this specious blog post, I’ve created value.
“Secretary” Clinton creates NO value…in anything she does.
I don’t even take enjoyment in insulting her. To insult her is my duty. I don’t want this person leading my country for the next four years. Hell no!
“And, Hillary, I’d just ask you this. You’ve been doing this for 30 years. Why are you just thinking about these solutions right now? For 30 years, you’ve been doing it, and now you’re just starting to think of solutions.”
Exactly. Say what you want about Trump, but he hasn’t been dicking around as a government do-nothing during that time. He’s created value. You can denigrate the true worth of that value, but it does have a dollar value. It’s like a stock price. It is a market measurement. You want your money back? Fine. Sell your one share of Google stock. Yes, the broker will charge a fee. No, holding one share is not recommended. But it’s a market measurement. The market value of Trump’s activities is indisputable. It’s not perfect. It doesn’t figure in obtuse Althusserian dimensions, but it’s a measurement (damn it!).
Hillary is much more comfortable hiding in the maze of government with her private server and hiding behind the nonprofit structure of the Clinton Foundation. She creates no value. She never has to prove what value she has created. She knows that her social climbing has bought her immunity from accountability.
[BUT MAYBE NOT]
Hillary might have been thinking about bringing jobs back to America for the past 30 years, but she certainly hasn’t acted on those musings.
“Your husband signed NAFTA, which was one of the worst things that ever happened to the manufacturing industry.”
[giant sucking sound…alarums and excursions]
“But you have no plan.”
Of course she doesn’t. Her plan is being prepared by a bunch of globalists. All she has to do is stay on two legs and… [whoops!]
“…you are going to regulate these businesses out of existence.”
And that is no accident.
“I’m going to cut taxes big league, and you’re going to raise taxes big league, end of story.”
Yeah, pretty much.
“She tells you how to fight ISIS on her website. I don’t think General Douglas MacArthur would like that too much.”
Indeed, no matter the outcome of this election, Hillary Clinton is not going to go down in history as a master strategist.
“…you’re telling the enemy everything you want to do.”
Right again. Pick up some Sun Tzu, Hillary.
“…the taxes are so onerous…”
“…we have a president that can’t sit them around a table and get them to approve something.”
Yeah, that’s because he’s never had a job either. “Amateur golfer” does not cut the mustard.
“And with a little leadership, you’d get it in here very quickly, and it could be put to use on the inner cities and lots of other things, and it would be beautiful.”
Value-creation works. As a model. As a measure. What ISN’T sustainable is sucking the thriving countries dry in an effort to bring up the languishing ones. There is a solution. There is a deal. A compromise. But Hillary doesn’t have that spark of problem-solving genius. All she knows is the college playbook from pseudo-intellectual, hippie-era Yale.
Ok, I’m even starting to bore myself.
There is not enough digital ink in my pot to finish penning this diatribe.
I think you get the point.
In cinema terms, this was an auteur (Trump) vs. a metteur-en-scène (Hillary).
Shot. Reverse. Shot.
Israel is the most shameful country on Earth.
But America is not far behind.
Israeli soldiers are cowardly, repugnant beasts.
With their high-tech weapons.
It is the same for America.
The Jews of Israel who occupy the Palestinian West Bank are disgusting semblances of human life.
They need their walls.
They need to steal land.
Oh, sounds very progressive for the cause of Zion.
So very brave that these automata in their yarmulkes move in to the olive fields of Arabs.
They set the olive trees on fire.
That sounds like an outrageous claim.
But it is nothing compared to kidnapping children.
The Israeli military kidnaps children in West Bank villages.
To try and terrorize these subsistence farmers into ceasing their protests.
And why are these farmers from small villages protesting?
Because their land is being gobbled up little by little.
“Hey, I was using that land…by the way.”
So the Israeli Humvees roll in at night.
Spielberg’s pathetic imagination could never conjure what documentary filmmaker Emad Burnat captured on film.
Israelis should be puking in the streets and smearing themselves with their own shit…in shame for what their military does in their name.
And America is not far behind.
Israeli soldiers with weak faces knocking on the doors in a West Bank village.
If there are children inside, the children are taken.
It is shock and awe…Stockholm syndrome…terroristic tactics of which Goebbels would have approved.
The weak Jews who move into settlements (concrete apartment blocks) on stolen land.
All they can yell is, “I’ll sue you. I’ll sue you.”
How dare you film me as I move into my new patriotic Israeli home?
How dare you film the scramble of settlers eager to establish false legitimacy?
What kind sick people allow their military to shoot at children?
In this film.
Never a single gun among the Palestinians.
The only rocks they throw are when the Israeli stormtroopers roll through their village in an arrogant convoy.
But the children who are shot…
The incessant tear gas…
The stun grenades thrown at people…
These every day occurrences…rather, every Friday.
The villagers of Bil’in protesting a wall.
A nonviolent protest.
And every time (every fucking time) the Israelis disperse the crowd by means of violence.
People holding nothing but Palestinian flags.
In the middle of fucking nowhere.
But it’s THEIR nowhere!
It’s where the olives grow.
“Hey…your wall has cut us off from the trees. Our trees are now on your side of the wall.”
This film, 5 Broken Cameras, shows the struggle of a filmmaker who suffered more in making this film over five years than Jean-Luc Godard suffered making films over a lifetime.
And yet, Godard is the best of the Westerners.
The only one with a conscience.
He was in Palestine in the 70s.
No other filmmaker comes close to the integrity of Godard.
Except for Emad “The Real Deal” Burnat.
Immense credit is due to the Israelis who joined the struggle with their Palestinian brothers and sisters.
Co-director Guy Davidi was one.
Immense credit is due to Kino Lorber for releasing this film.
Immense credit is due to Hulu for currently streaming this film.
Last I checked, it was also available on Apple iTunes. Great work, Apple!
Emad Burnat threatens to unseat Abbas Kiarostami as the most relevant Middle Eastern director.
Emad Burnat lays his cards on the table in a metaphorical game of poker with Abdellatif Kechiche.
There are real tears to be cried, do you understand?
I like a good lesbian fuckfest as much as the next bloke, but these are real tears, do you understand, Adèle Exarchopoulos?
We want to see beauty. We want to see stories which mirror our pathetic little lives.
But 5 Broken Cameras shows you hell on Earth.
Norman Finkelstein is a two-face Janus (which is to say, a Janus).
And so am I.
But I am so out of fear.
I am human.
[Finkelstein attacked BDS for not boycotting 5 Broken Cameras. That’s an intel op move. Princeton. Princeton.]
If you’re not afraid to post something, then it’s probably not important.