“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?”
And with those who collaborate with China to suppress freedom.
Some of those communist agents have risen to the highest levels of U.S. government.
It is not a stretch to say that America is now run by communist China.
Which means people like myself–people who like to have their votes actually count–are placed in a very delicate situation.
I am no longer under any illusion that my vote counts.
My vote was stolen by Eric Coomer.
My vote was stolen by Ruby Freeman.
My vote was stolen by Fulton County and Wayne County.
My vote was stolen by Philadelphia, Detroit, and Milwaukee.
My vote was stolen by Maricopa County.
My vote was stolen by Phoenix.
My vote was stolen by Las Vegas.
My vote was stolen by Arizona and Nevada.
My vote was stolen by Chinese hackers.
My vote was stolen by the CIA.
My vote was stolen by the Deep State.
I could go on and on.
My vote was stolen by Mark Zuckerberg and his pathetic wife Priscilla Chan.
My vote was stolen by Mitch McConnell and his pathetic wife Elaine Chao.
And her pathetic sister Angela Chao.
And the Bank of China.
My vote was stolen by China.
China who gave the world COVID.
America is in a war.
It is undeclared publicly.
I’m not sure our military is even smart enough to realize we are under attack.
Because many of our top brass appear to be corrupt.
My vote was stolen by Michael Hayden and John Brennan.
My vote was stolen by Gina Haspel and Avril Haines.
My vote was stolen by Bill Gates.
My vote was stolen by James Mattis and John Kelly.
My vote was stolen by Colin Powell and James Comey.
My vote was stolen by Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok.
My vote was stolen and given to Joe Biden.
My vote appears to have been stolen by Mark Milley.
My vote appears to have been stolen by Chris Miller and Ezra Cohen-Watnick.
My vote was stolen by Mike Pence.
My vote was stolen by Brett Kavanaugh.
My vote was stolen by Amy Coney Barrett.
My vote was stolen by John Roberts.
My vote was stolen by Chris Krebs.
My vote was stolen by Christopher Wray.
South Carolina is where cars crash into trees.
Where drunks wreck their hoopties.
Fucked up on malt liquor.
You’re almost in Georgia by that point.
But you gotta go inland to find the Georgia Guidestones.
So transparently talking about global depopulation.
But still on the South Carolina border.
Heading towards Alabama hit Atlanta.
Was it Ted Turner built the Guidestones or some other worthless fuck?
Some worthless piece of shit like Bill Gates.
Parris Island will get you to Jekyll Island.
Where those filthy bankers plotted the Federal Reserve System in secret in 1910.
111 years ago.
Two world wars.
A Cold War.
Afghanistan for us and the Soviets.
And now we can never get out of debt.
All goes back to 9/11.
I liked R. Lee Ermey.
Some might say.
Like liking Darth Vader.
But I don’t think so.
Because Stanley Kubrick is a (very talented) propagandist.
True, war is disgusting.
True, Vietnam was depressing.
But now you see what we were fighting against.
Was it misguided?
But now Chinese communism has conquered our nation (with the installment of Joe Biden).
And so now the heroes of Vietnam–our American Vietnam vets–are truly heroes after all.
To stem the tide.
To buy us time.
And our politicians (and military brass) have pissed it away.
But mainly our politicians.
And our filthy intelligence (CIA) community.
America is not shit.
At its heart.
But Stanley Kubrick and all his commie fag friends want you to believe it’s so.
But we will not tolerate that.
We respect Kubrick’s talent.
But politely disagree with his artistic premise…that America is shit.
D’Onofrio breaks your heart.
And it is more schoolmaster bullying than anything.
But it’s all plausible.
Yet Kubrick has to shoot it like The Shining.
Yeah, war will drive you crazy.
And real training should be the same intensity as the war you’re going to.
Otherwise, it’s worthless.
America is at war.
China doesn’t declare war anymore.
They just sneak around and poison you.
And fuck with your weather.
And buy off your politicians.
I love jelly donuts.
We’re not all cut out for the military.
But when the enemy invades the homeland (as China has done to us), all bets are off.
I am a digital soldier.
Born To Kill.
Matthew Modine good here too.
In the eyes.
Kubrick was a genius.
An evil genius.
Yes, war is bad.
But Kubrick was a communist.
So, for him, a communist world was better than a war.
For me, a war is better than a communist world.
Because at least we got the chance of coming out the other side with some freedoms.
That thing I am using right now to write this blog.
That thing that guarantees I can insult the government.
I can make my views known.
I cannot be violent, but I can unleash a shitstorm of invective.
And my government is supposed to not be able to stop me.
Because they are constrained by our Constitution.
Is protected speech.
I wish no harm to anyone listed above.
Even if they have literally taken communist Chinese money (like Joe Biden).
I don’t wish them harm.
But I can’t vote them out.
Which puts me in a very delicate situation.
Which necessitates that I study war.
To fight China myself.
Because my government has become (in many ways) one with China.
My loyalty is to the USA.
My loyalty is to my country.
Joe Biden’s loyalty is to money.
And those who give him money.
He and his family have profited handsomely off of Chinese dealings.
And Ukrainian dealings.
China has released a plague upon us.
This is not the time to make friends with China.
But Joe Biden doesn’t understand that.
He just understands corruption.
He just wants his pockets lined.
And Joe Biden’s handlers don’t care about the plague.
For them, it’s just another opportunity to make money (off of vaccines).
And really, they worship the plague…because the plague let them dethrone Trump.
It was the only way.
To get the mail-in ballots.
But some, like Bill Gates (and Avril Haines), are quite obviously more privy to a deeper plan.
A plan to cull the herd.
Unfortunately for them, the rapper Pitbull is onto their Event 201 bullshit.
So it is not looking good for Gates and Haines re: stealthiness.
Do you remember Charles Whitman?
Lee Harvey Oswald?
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman does.
Them’s the facts of life.
The Virgin Mary.
Mary Jane Rottencrotch.
A man can only be pushed so far.
How many people voted for Trump?
What do the rotten bastards say?
That’s no small potatoes.
Based on post-election polling, I’m guessing the current number of Trump voters who believe the election was stolen sits at about 46 million people or more. Maybe closer to 50 million. And this is assuming the 69 million total is correct (which it cannot, in reality, be).
But I am not here to lay out the evidence.
I have done it before.
I am sick of doing it.
Research it yourself.
Nothing could possibly happen on Tet.
Never has before.
There couldn’t possibly be a military coup.
Never has been before.
Except in just about every country on Earth (America not withstanding).
But what we have had are:
–a Revolutionary War (which birthed the country)
–a Civil War (which tore the country in two).
It was a rebirth.
China (and Russia) would like nothing more than to see us go through a civil war.
China because they want to beat us.
Russia because they still hate us.
But Russia respects us.
Not our leaders, of course.
Those of us fighting against the New World Order.
China owns the New World Order.
Or vice versa.
It is symbiotic.
Russia is on the sidelines.
More or less self-sufficient.
But a little nervous.
About their neighbor China.
And about the disintegration of the U.S.
Of course Russia wants the E.U. to collapse.
But the E.U. deserves to collapse.
Because it is Chinese communism in disguise.
It is the pet project of the globalists (the Bilderberg set).
Adam Baldwin is also the most real thing here.
But D’Onofrio breaks your heart.
And mine too.
We fucked up.
But we all get the punishment.
Gotta accept Jesus.
It’s not communism.
Order out of chaos (some say).
But not cynical.
You gotta offer a choice.
God is the ultimate capitalist.
A free market of souls.
Take your pick.
Choose the Devil.
Or choose God.
And feel good.
Make your bed.
Kubrick always goes a bit squiffy just when he could nail it.
Same in The Shining.
That stupid maze scene at the end.
More funny than scary.
Ruins a masterpiece.
Blood in slow-motion.
Kubrick doesn’t know…why…he’s doing what he’s doing.
Which is why this film is NOT as good (nor as important) as Apocalypse Now.
This is probably the craziest year most of us have ever lived through.
When has the world, in its entirety, faced such chaos in recent memory?
9/11 brought us terror on a horrific, spectacular* level.
Guy Debord predicted this in 1967 with his seminal book La société du spectacle.
No, he did not pull a Nostradamus (who happens to share my birthday).
He did not predict the three towers (including the 47-story WTC7) falling into their own footprints.
But he predicted something much more useful, or at least applicable, to our present times.
The “locus of illusion” that Debord talked about remains (though it be besieged on all sides) television.
For our purposes, we shall call it “video”.
Debord also predicted our current age of social-media dominance.
Though he could not name it then, he described it perfectly as, “a social relationship between people…mediated by images.”
What does the word “Facebook” evoke when you hear it?
Does it sound a bit like a dating site?
What role do memes (manipulated images) play in our social discourse?
“The spectacle”, Debord told us, “…turns reality on its head.”
How much of what you hear “on the news” (whether that be television, radio, Internet, social media) do you trust?
Because you are smart, dear reader, you consider the source.
And so do I.
Debord wanted to say something about fakes.
The epigrammatic beginning to the first chapter of The Society of the Spectacle gets right to this point.
It was the philosopher Feuerbach who said that in, “…the present age, which prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, representation to reality, the appearance to essence…illusion only is sacred, truth profane.”
Ludwig Feuerbach wrote those words in the 1800s.
But the Irish rock band U2 would come to a similar epiphany in their song “Even Better Than the Real Thing”.
Debord wanted to talk about fake-ness.
But he also wanted to qualify his description of “the spectacle”.
For Debord, “reality erupts within the spectacle, and the spectacle is real”.
To translate (from French to English to philosophy to layman’s terms), there are some aspects of our image-driven information culture that are real (though a good deal of fake news exists). But owing to the lack of a competing narrative to the overwhelming chorus of voices in agreement (corporate news), “the spectacle” (whatever the talking heads tell you) is, de facto, real. Never mind that it might all be rubbish. The sheer repetition of certain truths–day after day, hour after hour (from all the many “options” [ABC, CBS, NBC, New York Times, Washington Post])–renders those “truths” the currency of “factual” discourse. Without an independent, competing narrative from alternative news sources (which currently lack the scale and reach to pose a symmetric threat to “legacy media”), whatever the aforementioned “usual suspects” (ABCBSNBC…) tell you is TRUE becomes “truth” the moment they report it. The national news coverage of American current events is indistinguishable whether one has ABC, CBS, or NBC dialed up on the tele.
But the times, they are a-changin’.
Donald Trump’s 3+ years in office have been “a moment of falsehood”, which is to say, truth.
As Debord wrote, “In a world that really has been turned on its head, truth is a moment of falsehood.”
Debord seemed to be describing the “legacy media” when he wrote of an entity “out of reach and beyond all dispute”.
Of particular concern in this current situation (which already existed in Debord’s day) is the role that vision plays in our mediated understanding of the world.
As Debord wrote, “…it is inevitable that it should elevate the human sense of sight to the special place once occupied by touch…”.
He goes on to describe “sight” as, “…the most abstract of the senses, and the most easily deceived…”.
Think about a painting by Monet.
What are you seeing?
You are seeing the work of someone [Monet] whose eyesight was impaired. Literally. But though it be impaired, he still painted wonderful, huge canvases which EVOKED the atmosphere of a pond with waterlilies.
You are seeing blurry images.
Your brain has to fill in the details.
You are not seeing a high-definition photograph.
Furthermore, you are seeing oil paints which have been applied to a cloth canvas.
You are seeing a depiction.
This takes us all the way back to Plato’s “cave”, but I digress…
What happens when the big three TV networks in the U.S. get something wrong?
What about the New York Times and Washington Post (to just name the two most widely-distributed offenders)?
Do any of these entities make a concerted, SINCERE effort arising from true integrity to correct their previous, faulty coverage on events?
Debord could answer before the question was asked…because he knew the nature of these organizations (even in his native France).
He wrote, “The spectacle is by definition immune from human activity, inaccessible to any projected review or correction. It is the opposite of dialogue.”
Social media changed this briefly.
But now, Twitter is acting like the generalissimo of a banana republic by banning accounts which “promote” the “conspiracy theory” known as QAnon.
This is just one example–from one social media platform–where the fleeting dialogue which threatened (?) “the spectacle” has been shut down.
Google, working closely with the communist Chinese government, is all too happy to facilitate similar totalitarian censorship in China…all for a buck (or yuan).
So let’s talk about vision/sight for a moment.
Did George Floyd die under the knee of Derek Chauvin?
All of the “usual suspects” (ABCBSNBC) tell me he did.
And there’s video!
Video never lies, does it?
I mean…movies are all true, right?
Is the video that Darnella Frazier ostensibly shot on her cell phone “documentary” footage?
It may be more than one thing.
It is possible to honestly document fake-ness (without knowing you are filming a pageant).
Have you ever seen an actress cry on command?
It is quite an astounding thing.
I have a friend who is a major motion-picture actress.
She once burst out in tears…right next to me.
I started to offer my condolences.
I was generally concerned.
I almost started crying.
Then she abruptly jumped out of character with a smile…to let me know she was just pranking me.
It was VERY convincing.
She had never done that to me before.
It was novel.
I had no experience against which to measure her crying fit.
I thought of her as a friend first and as an actress second.
I forgot, temporarily, that she was unequivocally a professional faker.
But Guy Debord saw more to “the spectacle” than just a stream of fake-ness.
Debord seemed to also sense an approaching hour when human relations would become totally stifled.
To hear Debord tell it, “Separation is the alpha and omega of the spectacle.”
Both its goal and its essence.
While mass media seems to bring us together (shared touchstones, talismans…), in actuality, it separates us more from one another.
We are always obliged to mention what “the news” says about a certain topic.
It is rare (almost impossible) that two people have a conversation where they each give their opinion of a recent event and “the spectacle” (a mass, homogenized media) is not invoked (in deferential terms) at some stage as a reference point.
Debord describes the “weapons of that system” as ranging “from cars to television”: all meant to “reinforce the isolation of ‘the lonely crowd'”.
But Guy Debord was not merely taking aim at television and mass media. He saw further. He seems to have, though writing in 1967, seen the inevitably of the Internet.
As he describes it, “The spectacle is a map of this new world–a map drawn to the scale of the territory itself.”
While this is indeed a reference to a story by Borges (the world=the map), Debord’s insight in applying this to mass communication and information dissemination is extraordinarily prescient.
Guy Debord, it must be said, was not without fault.
Most importantly, he was an avowed Marxist.
So his perspicacity ended where mass media stops and economics begins.
Which brings us to the film Anchorman…
Will Ferrell is awkward here.
And gloriously so!
We get gender division.
As today we continue to get race divisions.
Who is driving this?
The British were quite good at “divide and conquer”.
In the Indian subcontinent, Hindus and Muslims had lived relatively peaceably together…until the British decided to stoke this latent division for cynical ends.
“If the Hindus and Muslims are fighting each other, they can’t pose a unitary threat to us.”
That is what I can imagine British military strategists saying at the time when India was under their occupation.
And it worked.
It was brilliant.
Evil, but brilliant.
Ask yourself a question: who benefits (cui bono) from blacks and whites and Hispanics and Asians and police and civilians in America being divided and at each other’s throats?
What series of events led to the isolation (frustration) needed to create the current powder keg that went up in smoke with the George Floyd event?
Ron Burgundy will read anything that is put in front of him on a Tele-Promp-Ter.
…as evidenced by his most unfortunate sign-off, “Go fuck yourself, San Diego!”
Which brings us to Joe Biden.
FDR managed to keep it a secret that he was stricken with polio.
He was carted around in a wheelchair during his Presidency.
He had the Resolute desk in the Oval Office modified so that a panel on the front obscured the prying eyes of news cameras.
You could not see his legs fastened to his wheelchair.
And the press obliged.
They loved FDR.
Good old liberal, Democrat FDR.
Elected to the Presidency FOUR times (an American record).
In the White House for over 12 (!) years.
Our Constitution was amended to make this impossible from there on out.
Now the limit is eight years (two terms).
All that notwithstanding, FDR never lost his mental faculties to any significant degree.
He had a physical disability which prevented him from ambulating fully.
Joe Biden can walk fairly well.
Sadly, there is no desk panel that can hide his mental deterioration.
It is there. It will be there. And it will get worse.
Which makes Joe Biden a FAR MORE RIDICULOUS candidate than Donald Trump.
And again, “the spectacle” is running defense for Biden.
Tossing softball questions (if any at all).
The best thing that vicious, Marxist Democrats in the United States can come up with is a dud missile named Joe Biden.
He is harmless (to extend the missile metaphor), and in that he is very harmful.
He is, as regards the responsibilities of the Chief of the Executive Branch, useless.
Which gives us just one more example of how fakes are being foisted upon us.
Never has there been such a poor candidate for the American Presidency as Joe Biden.
It is becoming apparent to all that, if elected, he would not run his own government.
What a sham!
Why didn’t the Democrats have the foresight to nominate Cory Booker or Kamala Harris?
It couldn’t be because they are RACIST, could it?
Remember, Donald Trump is such a horrible misogynist.
How was it that the Democrats failed to nominate Elizabeth Warren or Amy Klobuchar?
Democrats REALLY care about Latinos in the U.S.
That’s why they failed to nominate a guy named Castro.
Democrats are so diverse!
That’s why they passed on nominating a guy named Yang.
And what did the Democrats end up with?
A halfwit, old, white man named Joe Biden.
Halfwit is really too kind a descriptor here.
The mobs wanted Ron Burgundy’s head.
Because he told them to “go fuck themselves”.
But it was a false-flag.
Did Ron Burgundy write the line, “Go fuck yourself, San Diego!” on the Tele-Promp-Ter?
Veronica Corningstone did.
Did the truth about who REALLY wrote it come out?
Not even from a news organization.
Burgundy was summarily fired and his life went to shit.
He ended up wandering the streets like a cross between fat Jim Morrison (Val Kilmer-influenced) and Brian Wilson.
Bathrobe and cheeseburgers.
Drinking milk in the…hot sun!
But what goes around comes around.
Ms. Corningstone is pushed into a bear pit at the zoo.
An unenviable position, that.
And it takes a little dog to diffuse the situation.
A mob of bears.
A proud species.
Wronged by this intrusion into their hibernation.
But Baxter, the little dog, has a message.
“These are not the droids you are looking for.”
The bears consider the source.
They will not take Ron Burgundy’s word for it.
They will not take Veronica Corningstone’s word for it.
But they will listen to a fellow creature from the animal kingdom.
“I know your cousin,” Baxter says (and I paraphrase).
Baxter’s message rings true.
The bears reconsider.
They are able to retreat gracefully.
Baxter has just acted as crisis negotiator.
A feel-good movie ends with former enemies expressing respect for one another.
Not total reconciliation.
But a cessation of the mad chaos.
Brick Tamland (played brilliantly by Steve Carell) ends up (we are told) becoming a “top political advisor” to the Bush administration.
Hollywood could not help taking a pot shot at a Republican President (even in a light-hearted comedy [and even though the bastard Bush deserved it]).
Because Bush was a (shitty) Republican (and a war criminal).
But for the eight years of Obama’s Presidency (and the eight years of Bill Clinton’s Presidency), you never saw Hollywood comment (on film) about the merits of these two Democrats.
Because the Democrat Party is inseparable from the mass media in the United States.
So let me ask you one final question:
do you think you are getting the truth about President Trump, coronavirus, George Floyd, or anything else from this tight-knit cabal of fakers?
Often when I watch films I am totally drained of energy even at the beginning.
Going into it.
And then a cinematic miracle will occasionally make me forget all about my exhaustion.
This is one of those times.
Thanks to director Raymond Bernard.
And thanks to the lead actor Harry Baur.
This is one of those films which can slip under the radar.
Mercifully, its four-hour-and-forty-minute running time is broken up into three parts.
That was, incidentally, also the mode of release in 1934.
The three parts apparently were shown in theaters by way of staggered releases (in the incredibly short time span of three weeks).
It is somewhat of an ingenious device. I’m not familiar with another film to have received such a treatment.
This first section of Hugo’s novel is titled here Une tempête sous un crâne.
As you might expect, it is a particularly touching story.
It is certainly worth revisiting Les Misérables after seeing this first film.
The story is very heroic. Harry Baur instills pride. Proud to be human.
Few characters in life or fiction make such an impression.
The initial meeting with the priest is awe-inspiring.
As Jean Valjean says (in amazement), “I haven’t slept in a bed in 19 years.”
A real bed. With sheets. Like normal people.
Having been in jail.
His statement is a stunner.
I know that feeling.
As an artist.
I slept on a couch for years.
I slept on the floor.
We must remember that Valjean’s crime was stealing a loaf of bread.
His four attempts to break out of jail extended his sentence by 14 years.
19 in total.
All from stealing a loaf of bread.
And wanting to be free.
And then there is dear Fantine (played by Florelle).
A mother reduced to prostitution.
Sells her hair. Sells her teeth.
All for her daughter Cosette.
It is reification in overdrive.
Finally, Fantine has nothing to sell but her body.
She has sold parts.
She stayed pure as long as she could.
She was tricked.
And an orphan to begin with.
So she ends up in a factory…playing the glass bead game…stringing cheap necklaces to keep her daughter alive.
And another pair of vultures (the Thénardiers) trick her more.
They rip her off.
Always more and more.
Just like modern life.
Les Temps modernes.
So we must remember Victor Hugo as an artist of conscience.
Perhaps less artful.
And Barack Obama.
Completely artless, but still perhaps some conscience.
Let’s not underestimate the humanism of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program.
Sure, “the Guidance” was issued by Jeh Johnson (of Homeland Security).
Yes, the program is unlawful.
It is a new law.
That’s not the purview of the executive branch.
Yes, the plaintiffs are right in their invocation of the Take Care clause of the U.S. constitution.
But we must make sure to not misquote former Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark by omitting the final words of his famous quote:
“Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws…” Which is to say, yes: Judge Hanen…you are right. Greg Abbott…you are right. Republican states…you are right. [I am speaking, of course, about the forthcoming Supreme Court decision on immigration…United States v. Texas.]
BUT…there’s more to Tom Clark’s quote…and it is often left out. As Paul Harvey would have said, THAT’S the rest of the story.
Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, OR WORSE, ITS DISREGARD OF THE CHARACTER OF ITS OWN EXISTENCE.
Which is to say: the Democrats have the high moral ground here.
Let me clarify.
I hate Obama. He’s a fake and a phony.
He had the opportunity to bring to real perpetrators of 9/11 to justice.
That should have been job #1 after having wrested the White House from the maniacal neocon Bush junta.
Unfortunately, at the very deepest levels it seems that cabal never left.
Obama merely carried on the War on Terror charade (even going so far as to kill a dead man…the bogus bogeyman…Osama bin Laden).
But Obama and Jeh Johnson are right about DAPA. MORALLY right. Which doesn’t make their actions legal. But I applaud the current administration for OSTENSIBLY caring about the people affected…the human beings…our illegal alien brothers and sisters. They are, first of all, humans. If they entered this country illegally, that is a secondary consideration. They must always remain, first and foremost, HUMANS.
Yeah, Obama and friends most likely pulled off the Sandy Hook false flag. That’s because the administration is, in general, a bunch of scumbags.
Speaking of presidents, Donald Trump is the only real candidate left.
Sure, he needs to slap himself in the face a few times and realize that Mexicans (among other immigrants from the south) and Muslims are people. That’s a big hurdle for the Donald.
That’s the stumbling block.
Trump is winning because he’s the only one willing to admit that he’s a jerk.
His actions say it.
Hillary? Secret jerk.
Cruz? Thinly-veiled jerk.
Sanders? Well-meaning jerk.
And then there’s the other jerk. We’ll call him nice jerk.
Trump has won the rhetoric battle.
Now he needs to dial it back a little bit and find a soul.
I know he has one…deep down in there…somewhere.
Sanders is right about Snowden. Trump has fumbled that one a bit.
But Trump is still the only one to address 9/11 with any sort of credibility.
That is priceless.
Can Donald “Jean Valjean” Trump turn it around and really make a positive difference?
I think he can, but he has to learn the lesson of the candlesticks…the silver…and the 40 sous.
It will be a tightrope. The master bigot will have to convince a country of bigots that our humanity impels us to a higher moral standard.
That is Victor Hugo here…applied to the here and now.