I called Trump out on this (and on his vaccine stance in general) on his pathetic app Truth Social and I believe he banned me from the site.
I was polite.
I asked him why he had pushed these neither safe, nor effective vaccines for the past year.
I also asked him publicly about the cool mil. he took from Pfizer.
I believe Trump and his cocksucker son Don Jr. got me banned from Truth Social.
Not only that, I believe they blacklisted my home router (effectively banning my 80-year-old, U.S. Army-vet father from every joining Truth Social).
You are not allowed to criticise Trump or Truth Social on Truth Social.
This is an excellent film.
One of the best I have ever seen.
I would venture to guess that Tarkovsky is actually more important than Eisenstein.
And certainly more important that Dziga Vertov.
Just on the basis of his debut film: Ivan’s Childhood.
Nikolai Burlyayav is fantastic here.
Breathtaking black and white cinematography by Vadim Yusov.
But what really takes this music over the top is the music by Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov.
This may be the best and most effective film soundtrack I have ever heard.
Valentin Zubkov is like Jean Gabin.
Valentina Malyavina is excellent as Masha.
In a birchwood forest.
Forest for trees.
Dmitri Milyutenko has a small-but-priceless part.
He is getting the house in order.
For his dead wife.
Who will be coming home any moment.
And he locks the gate.
Even though there is no fence.
Tarkovsky’s wife Irma Raush does a nice job here.
Where was this film shot?
In central Ukraine.
When Ukraine and Russia were major constituents of the Soviet Union.
In the town where Taras Shevchenko is buried.
By the way, “the League of Ukrainian Fascists (Soiuz ukraïns’kykh fashystiv, SUF)” are the ones who “invented the fascist greeting ‘Glory to Ukraine!’ (Slava Ukraïni!)” [according to Grzegorz Rossolinsky-Liebe in his excellent book Stepan Bandera: The Life and Afterlife of a Ukrainian Nationalist].
Here is a film which every person on Earth needs to watch at this time.
It reinforces the conclusions of my previous article: that NATO’s actions (constant eastward expansion towards Russia in the absence of the threats it was ostensibly set up to defend against [the USSR and Warsaw Pact countries]) have been a provocative, aggressive (albeit slow-motion) attack.
Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine are a line in the sand.
Russia has been very patient for 30 years.
Vladimir Putin is the bravest and most wise leader in the world.
He knew that this was the last point at which to fight.
This was the last point at which Russia could push back against those warmongers cloaked in mutual-defense bullshit (NATO) without the result being a guaranteed nuclear war.
It was a risky move on Putin’s part.
But to do nothing would have been even riskier (in the long run).
I am an American citizen.
I love my country.
I love the military of my country.
I love the soldiers of my country.
But I ZERO faith the the military leadership of my country.
General Lloyd Austin, our current “civilian” Secretary of Defense, has facilitated the pushing of killer vaccines on our troops.
As of 1-2 weeks ago, there had been approximately 12,000 reports of death associated with the three COVID-19 vaccines in the USA (according to the CDC).
Open VAERS (a far more reliable source) had counted approximately 23,000 reports of death in the HHS VAERS system (the same system from which the CDC got its data that it then proceeded to apparently “cook”).
You can say correlation does not necessarily equal causation.
And that is true.
But go to Open VAERS.
Look at the number of heart attacks associated with the three COVID vaccines available in the USA.
Look at the number of miscarriages.
And, particularly, look at the incidence of myocarditis.
And then avail yourself of the statistical breakdown by vaccine.
The most deadly is the Pfizer vaccine (by number of deaths).
The second-most deadly is the Moderna vaccine.
And the least-deadly of the three (still with VERY BAD numbers) is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Which one of these vaccines has been the most retroactively regulated?
The JnJ vaccine.
It has taken the fall.
It has been (after the fact) thrown under the bus as the ONE vaccine which is not completely safe.
But the truth is this: none of the three vaccines are safe.
And none of them have been effective.
And Lloyd Austin has made our troops take these vaccines.
The U.S. Army developed its own vaccine.
Is it ready yet?
Is it in use?
Which vaccine(s) was/were our troops required to get?
Could it have been any one of the the three vaccines also available to American civilians?
General Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did nothing to protect our troops from the policy pushed by Secretary Austin.
General Milley also called China behind President Trump’s back and assured them that he would give them a “heads up” if Trump was going to attack them.
That is treason.
Yet Milley still enjoys the same position he enjoyed under Trump.
And some of us also remember Milley impugning those of us who doubted the 2020 election results as being people motivated by “white rage”.
Chief Naval Officer Admiral Michael Gilday recommended that every U.S. Navy sailor read a book by Ibram X. Kendi.
This was inappropriate.
Apparently Admiral Gilday shares General Milley’s assessment that America is imminently-plagued by racism.
Look up Ibram X. Kendi.
Find the book which Gilday recommended.
And then look up a person named Bishop Garrison.
Garrison was (last I checked) something of an anti-“extremism” czar for the U.S. military.
Do you support Trump?
You are extreme.
Do you wear a red hat that says “Make America Great Again”?
You are extreme.
Do you support Black Lives Matter?
You are not extreme.
Do you support Antifa?
You are not extreme.
This is the narrative which can be cobbled together from the actions of Austin, Milley, Gilday, and Garrison.
Why do I lump Austin into this equation?
Because he saw fit to order an operational stand-down for the entire U.S. military one year ago to address “extremism” within the ranks.
The timing and message were clear.
Those who doubted the accuracy of the 2020 elections were extremists.
Those who came to Washington, D.C. a few months prior (on Jan. 6) to let their voices be heard were extremists.
This is why Joe Biden’s Secretary of Defense took this unprecedented move of an “operational stand-down”.
Were the George Floyd rioters (made up of both BLM and Antifa) of summer 2020 extemists?
I never heard Mark Milley utter the phrase “black rage”.
Milley is white.
Gilday is white.
I never heard Lloyd Austin (who is black) utter the phrase “black rage”.
I never heard Bishop Garrison (who is black) utter the “black rage”.
There was only accommodation of the summer 2020 protestors.
Their rage was to be CODDLED and UNDERSTOOD.
The entire rest of the U.S. military (which is, most of the military) needed to read Ibram X. Kendi so they could be more sensitive and compassionate about the “black rage” of their fellow soldiers.
And not once was it called “black rage” by any leader of the U.S. military.
So our military is being run by fucking retards.
Which is why I respect and support Putin.
Is Putin my President?
Is Russia my country?
But I do not support Joe Biden.
I do not think our elections in 2020 were free and fair.
But I am not a violent protestor.
I am exercising my right to civil disobedience.
Vladimir Putin is a man of action.
I have my doubts as to whether Austin, Milley, Gilday, and Garrison are even men (much less, men of action).
So these are the geniuses we send off to confer with NATO (an aggressive, provocative organization which the United States should leave immediately).
So I say, “Stand With Russia”.
Every news outlet on the planet is making Zelensky out to be a hero.
And the same outlets are making Putin out to be a villain.
I don’t trust these outlets.
They have lied about COVID for two years (and about 9/11 for 20 years).
They have lied about everything.
They set an agenda.
They are constantly agenda-setting.
This is a real phenomenon explained by agenda-setting theory.
So if the media that I thoroughly distrust is brainwashing my neighbors into worshipping Zelensky and “standing” with Ukraine, then I am going to exercise my right to worship Putin and “stand” with Russia.
So I also say, “Stand With Putin”.
Come and get me.
I am sick of your bullshit, AP…Reuters…UPI…McClatchy…DPA…AFP.
I understand choke points.
I understand oil choke points.
And I understand information choke points.
You don’t have to physically control each little news station.
You just control all the upstream news sources.
The wire services.
Where the news gets its news.
And I am sick of it.
But don’t misunderstand me.
I am also sick of Donald Trump.
He was a great President for four years.
Then he started shilling for Pfizer.
“I got the Pfizer”.
He had to let us know which brand.
And then he pushed boosters.
Right after a crowd in Dallas gathered to hear him speak had sung the Christian hymn “How Great Thou Art”.
So he is, at this point, no better than Governor Hochul.
There should be no proselytizing for vaccines in churches or any other religious setting.
If we’re not allowed to preach about politics in church nor endorse candidates (without losing our tax-exempt status), then you’re not allowed to come into our churches and preach about vaccines.
But Trump didn’t stop there.
He gave a moronic, lying (?), whopper of an interview to Candace Owens (whom I love) where he said something to the effect that “people who are taking the COVID vaccines aren’t dying”.
No, I’m sorry Mr. Former-President: yes they are dying.
Some of them, in fact, are dying from the vaccines themselves.
But some of them are dying from COVID even though they are vaccinated.
But that is beside the point.
Trump, as a recent President (who oversaw the commercial rollout of these three vaccines), should be expected to know his shit.
He should be expected to know that 12,000 reports of death had been submitted to HHS VAERS (according to the CDC).
And he should also be expected to know that the CDC is cutting the “reports of death” number in half for some odd reason (which is easily provable by going to the Open VAERS website and finding that there were 23,000 reports of death as of 1-2 weeks ago).
He should know the number of heart attacks.
At least 10,000.
And the number of miscarriages (3-4,000).
And the number of myocarditis cases (30,000).
And he should know that VAERS is a passive surveillance system which has historically caught less than 1% of the actual number of vaccine adverse events and reactions.
This is easily provable by visiting a third website.
The under-reporting of Kawasaki disease makes this an ironclad case.
So Donald Trump should know that his “vaccines that aren’t killing people” are responsible for between 120,000-230,000 deaths so far.
VAERS is a canary in a coal mine.
It can and should be extrapolated by ten-fold multiplication.
But, generally speaking, I am only expecting “uber-genius” Donald Trump to have visited two fucking websites: that of the CDC and that of Open VAERS.
He either hasn’t done that (because he is busy reading the bullshit in the Wall Street Journal), or he is lying his ass off.
Let me be unequivocal: Trump is just as responsible as anyone for ramming through the approval of these neither-safe-nor-effective vaccines.
If we are talking about hundreds of thousands of deaths due to these vaccines, then we are talking about crimes against humanity.
And he has pissed away any chance of using the “I was tricked” defense by unremittingly PROMOTING these vaccines when he should have known that they were unsafe.
What does this have to do with Ukraine?
Putin saw a problem.
They asked for help.
And he helped.
And so I am asking the U.S. military for help.
Both active military and retired.
General Charles Q. Brown.
WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU?
Joe Biden is gonna get us all killed.
And the first to be killed will be U.S. troops sent into another totally-absurd war that does not need to be fought.
And he is gonna destroy the USA.
Austin, Milley, Gilday, and Garrison (to name but four) are DESTROYING the U.S. military.
If you can’t see that, then I can’t help you.
Readiness and lethality.
Reading Ibram X. Kendi does not enhance readiness or morale.
Forcing killer vaccines on our troops (some of whom have left the service over this issue) does not enhance readiness, nor lethality.
We don’t need to hear General Milley’s thoughts on “white rage”.
That kind of performance put him on par with John Brennan and Michael Hayden.
It is embarrassing.
It is like having a middle schooler for the CJCS.
But readiness and lethality are TOTALLY DESTROYED when a CJCS can call our greatest adversary (China) and promise them that he will give them a “heads up” should the sitting President choose to attack them.
Lohmeier got kicked out for a podcast.
Shame on you, Raymond.
Scheller got kicked out for demanding accountability.
Shame on you, Berger.
The U.S. military is a joke.
I have NO RESPECT for the current leadership of the U.S. military.
But I have IMMENSE RESPECT for Vladimir Putin.
That is my right as an American citizen.
I can critique my government.
I can point out the obvious: that our military leaders are doing a shitty job.
And I can have an opinion: that the Commander-in-Chief of Russia is doing an EXCELLENT job.
For his people.
Putin is looking out for and protecting Russians.
Biden is looking out for and protecting Hunter Biden and his own corrupt dealings in China and elsewhere.
And Austin, Milley, Gilday, and Garrison are going about systematically DESTROYING the defenses (our greatest asset…our soldiers!) of the United States of America.
Lloyd Austin should be capable of visiting the CDC and Open VAERS websites.
Mark Milley should be capable of visiting the CDC and Open VAERS websites.
If Michael Gilday wants to be a gender studies professor, maybe it’s time for him to change careers.
And we don’t need a Malcolm X (Bishop Garrison) micromanaging the thoughts and opinions of our service members.
If you’re gonna call MAGA-hat wearing, American-flag-waving Trump supporters extremists for protesting on Jan. 6 what they felt to be a rigged election, then you gotta call BLM and Antifa extremists as well.
Are you telling me there are no BLM, nor Antifa supporters in the U.S. miltary?
Are you telling me that there is an overrepresentation of MAGA-hat-wearing, American-flag-waving conservatives in the U.S. military?
Seeing as how we have a volunteer military, then maybe shaming these Trump-supporting, patriotic service members is not really the best strategy to boost morale and encourage cohesion.
Underreporting of severe adverse events to VAERS appears to be by a factor of 10.
If CDC admits 10,688 #VaccineDeaths , the actual number may be 106,880.
If OpenVAERS gives the real number in the VAERS system (21,382 vaccine deaths), the actual number may be 213,820 vaccine deaths so far in the USA from this portfolio of COVID vaccines (JnJ, Moderna, and Pfizer).
Pfizer is clearly the most deadly (as the above picture shows).
CDC tries to play the “correlation doesn’t necessarily equal causation” card, but that doesn’t wash.
For a person who supposedly reads several newspapers a day, Donald Trump sure is one dumb motherfucker.
He owes at least 9,367 apologies to the families of those who perished due to the vaccines he rushed to market through Operation Warp Speed.
But he’s not fighting for you, Mr. and Mrs. America.
As you are losing your jobs because of the Biden vaccine mandate.
Trump wants us to fight the rigged election.
But he is not fighting for us.
He is ENCOURAGING people to get these deadly shots.
How many newspapers does one have to read in order to pretty quickly conclude that the COVID vaccines are neither safe nor effective?
And in case you wanna pretend Pfizer (the most deadly vaccine in America according to VAERS data) didn’t get any OWS funding, you must admit that the MASSIVE U.S. government preorder allowed them to scale up production.
And from this right into kung fu. Peter Sellers on Bowie’s Low. Trance. But really what we have here is excellent counterpoint. Lunatic Harness. Polyrhythms. Album breaks down soon. Fast. Abruptly. Mental block regarding Wuhan origin. Harmonic outline you would never find in China. Terry Riley. A Rainbow in Curved Air. Eno. Visconti. And the others involved. A beauty that inspired Philip Glass. This is what we have. Low and heroes. Symphonies. Glass. Riley. Minimalism. Album called zenith. Track two already hits “Nadir”. What’s the arc here? Arc-en-ciel? Arkansas? Immediately pensive. Very unnerving. Pop rock track. Into existential oblivion. Abrupt modulation. Uncomfortable. Eccentric. Was there a thought process behind this? Commerce ruins everything. Imperfect masterpieces. The rules of the game. Radiohead. Joseph Arthur? Sparklehorse. The Magnetic Fields. Gay baritone. Sad sack confessional poetry in the world of Berryman’s Dream Songs. Brian Jonestown Massacre. The Verve. Strung out in heaven. J. Spaceman shooting up while praying. Don’t knock it… Drug addiction is real. Mental problems are real. Here we are. 2020 fucked us up. And now we wait for the next shoe to drop. Smashing Pumpkins. “Silver Fuck”? Into Sonny Rollins? Epstein. Gene Ammons. Hard to tell it’s (not) real. Which parts? Yes. No. Fooling the ear with Dave Fridmann. A totally schizophrenic record so far. Here we go! “Belgian Lace, Pale Black Mascara…” This is more like it. Rollerskate Skinny. Martin Rev. Lots of counterpoint here. Fux me up. Disney xylophones. Internal rhyme-sanity. Dylan puking up brilliance. Always Roger Waters with the bass. Always The Wall. Pompeii. Hail to the Thief. Again and again. Trying to break new ground. And it does. Yerself is Steam. Album starts to make sense after five tracks. 1 & 5. This is not bullshit. I don’t know about the jazz. I don’t know about the monotonous instrumentals. Absolutely “Car Wash Hair”. Suzanne Thorpe would be proud. Seems to be talking about tits. A good ride. Drum machine chugging away. Can still have a good groove. Wild Acoustic Chamber Orchestra. W.A.C.O. Woodwinds and glockenspiel. Boces. What the fuck is this shit? O.K. computer. Sounds like some QAnon stuff. I feel Carlos Santana coming on. This is what Assange jams out to. Lots of plays at Fort Meade. Salsa. James Brown. Puerto Rican funk. As AOC goes to jail. Serious national security issues for lyrics. Fictional charges? Tracers everywhere. This theory involves an actual conspiracy. Criminal conspiracy outlined. By players. Event 201. Short circuit. Johnny 5 is alive. Legalistic funk. QAnon wet dream. FISAgate. “Spy Gate”. Somebody send this to Sean Hannity. Obamagate. Where is John Durham? Ryan Dark White knows the truth about Rosenstein. How many coup attempts by the Left? Back to Billy Corgan. Ok, so we have an Alex Jones connection. Early-’90s goodness. Butch Vig. Dream pop. James Iha. Bet this guy knows the real story about the Standard Hotel(s). Great lyrics! Must be some inside jokes here. But HOLY FUCK! He nailed the “Holes” trumpet solo. Deserter’s Songs. God damn it. How did they do this? The liner notes say Pauly Deathwish has also produced all four of these albums. Kind of a Jimmy Page thing going on. Great drum sound. Yo La Tengo. “Mayonnaise”. Siamese Dream. Benjamin Britten reference? Slick! So this guy basically had a music education on par with Jack Nitzsche. And then went for scumbag rockroll like Phil Spector. Gotta respect this weird marriage. This fascination with grunge. Dinge. And the facility to clean it up like a chandelier. Very fucking impressive. No record label. Kinda sounds like no funding. No budget. The Delgados. Hate. The Great Eastern. More Spiritualized telephony. The Wall. Which is to say, Bob Erzin. And as dark as Berlin. Which is to say, Bob Ezrin. Neil Young vibe. Tonight’s the Night. Some dark-ass shit. Nick Kent, where y@t? IV Thieves. Coulda done this. What if Chris “Frenchie” Smith had produced this? This kid like a protege. I hear the moniker (stage name) was bestowed by Frenchie Smith. Strings good. Eastern European orchestra. Must have cost a small fortune. Arcade Fire. French cinema. Romantic-era harmony. But pierced. Sophisticated. Absolutely Floyd. “In The Flesh”. Last track on Harvest. Words between the lines. The promise of the ’60s went to shit in the ’70s. Where’s QAnon? Where’s Nakasone? Where’s CYBERCOM? Keith Alexander on Amazon board. Velvet Underground feeding back. Les Rallizes Denudes. Primal Scream. “Swastika Eyes”. ADAT. DAT machine. Sampling. Stereolab. Back to another standout track. “Chaconne”. Will Smith in the summertime. Some slick shit. Messiaen. Jonny Greenwood. Lyrics world-class. All those sand paintings. Write and destroy. Suicide girls. Thom Yorke’s brain doesn’t have this facility. He’s a great stylist. Definitely an homage. And to Godard. Snow white and psycho. Heavy shit for Laetitia Sadier and Tim Gane to check out. Not far from Faust IV. So sweet. John Paul Jones. Ramble on. Charlotte Gainsbourg. Keren Ann. Last track noisy as fuck. Lo-fi. Tom Waits. Sticks together. Some sad shit. Music from Big Pink. Mournful trombone(s). John Simon. “Bird on a Wire”. They don’t make records like this anymore. David Bowie not dead. Great phrasing. Sinatra. Mark Linkous. It’s a Wonderful Life. Believable bass. Upright citizen. Bayou curious. Noise floor drops out. Some perverse humor here. An “album”. It is. Ten songs. Ten different directions. Some tracks stick together. Like a deck of cards shuffled. Lots of variety. Circus peanuts. The orange ones. Pure sugar. Chewy. Strange texture. Lots of melancholy here. What’s this bloke so sad about? Tell Thurston Moore. You gotta hear this shit. Pauly Deathwish’s 4th album (this summer!). Is this guy trying to set a Guinness record or something? And he already has a 5th one out. Christ!
“John Brennan on Thursday recalled being asked a standard question for a top security clearance at his early CIA lie detector test: Have you ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the US?”