Monday, November 29, 2021

The State of Madness Today

 I have not been posting much right wing garbage lately, because it has seemingly all converged on a single stupid narrative, and there are only so many laughs we can get out of the same jokes over and over again.  However, today I would like to present you with some excerpts from a single article, the contents of which have appeared at a number of right wing sites lately, and which I think is an excellent summation of the current state of their "thinking."  As usual, I cannot resist a few reflections of my own along the way.  So, let's get started:


“My Fellow Americans, The Storm is Upon Us.”…John F. Kennedy Jr. 8:30 am EST Thurs. 25 Nov. 2021, (on his 61st birthday)."


Because of course it is.  I just wish the storm would hit L.A. already- we could use the rain.


"The Earth is now under Military Law – the biggest military operation in history – with troops of 17 Nations under leadership of General Flynn fighting for the liberation of Humanity."


Because of course 17 nations have placed themselves under control of a criminal ex-general who also happens to be a deranged lunatic.  And because nothing says "the liberation of Humanity" like military law.


"The Military counted watermarked ballots of the 2020 Election and found that Trump won by an over 80%."


Because of course the military counted the ballots.  Don't they always do that?  


"A scripted movie by the Alliance has been playing out ever since for the purpose of liberating The People of the earth from the Cabal."


It's funny, but one of the explanations they give that Trump's humiliating defeat is not real is that it's all a "movie."  Not one anyone in Hollywood would work on, I'd bet.  They'll do just about anything for money, but even this is too stupid for them.


"Biden was arrested and an actor took his place to be inaugurated President of the Cabal’s US Corporation on a fake White House movie set in Hollywood. “Stolen elections have consequences. Everyone involved will get what they deserve. The Biden Administration was on their final legs. This was the beginning of the end.” …JFK Jr."


"On 24 Jan. 2021 at 2:00 am EST Donald Trump was inaugurated President of the Republic of the US, not the US Corp. https://t.me/komorusan714/3201 The Military answered to Trump and the actor Biden was not permitted in the Pentagon."


What's Republican lunacy these days without a heaping helping of Sovereign Citizen bullshit.  Notice that (against my usual policy) I have left a link to a right wing site here, as it has the name "Komorusan."  Remind you of any country you might have heard of once or twice?  Well, anyway, here is what you get when you click on the link:


This image was pretty bad, so I took it into Photoshop and sharpened it up so you could read it.  It says just what you would expect, so I won't add any comments to it.


"Now an earth-shattering change was about to take place. Today Sat. 27 Nov. moving vans were seen at the White House, which was lit green last night Fri. 26 Nov.  Green means go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


Apparently, moving vans at the White House mean Biden is moving out, not that supplies for Christmas celebrations or anything are arriving.  Well, proof is proof.


"The Global Currency Reset actually began in earnest last Sunday 21 Nov. when the Kingpin of the GCR – the Iraqi Dinar – went international."


I see all the time among Q idiots that the Iraqi dinar has replaced the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency, because naturally all the nations of the world have come together to bet the safety of the international economy on the currency of one of the most unstable countries on earth,


"The changeover of countries across the globe from Cabal rule to independency would happen with a Military takeover of the Mass Media through the newly installed Starlink Satellite System. The Military could then broadcast Real News to the world population and oversee new and transparent elections – the trigger for which was said dependent on a worldwide Event, suspected to be a global markets crash – which appeared to happen on Fri. 26 Nov."


Yeah, when the Dow fell 900 points in a day- a drop in the bucket compared to the numerous collapses of the Dow that happened under Trump.


"Mass arrests on over 500,000 sealed indictments filed in federal courts across the nation had been going on since June 2021 when CIA echelon were taken into custody to face charges in Military Tribunals that included colluding with foreign governments to interfere with the 2020 Election."


Boy, we've heard that story for years.  


"It was said that GITMO was full and prisoners were being taken to Iceland and an island off the coast of California."


It was said by whom?  With what evidence?  No word on that.


"...the evil perpetrators, especially those engaged in the satanic mutilation & murder of children, will be obliterated."


Yeah, it's that again.


"Walmart has been used as a massive front for the trafficking of children. Walmart is involved with the Clinton foundation Evergreen Corp which needed a cover for product in those shipping containers. Remember the Evergreen Ship blocking the Suez Canal? Over a thousand trafficked children and dead bodies were rescued out of shipping containers in the Suez Canal by US Navy Seals...The Seals also found Weapons of Mass Destruction on the six story high vessel – which were believed destined to start a war in the Middle East."


Another bullshit lie that we have been hearing for years now.  And of course, here comes Covid.  Can't leave that out:


"The new (Covid) variants coming out are Military codes. Each variant signals Military operations and White Hats chess counter movements. Pay close attention to the new variant OMICROM   OMI= ODIN (Omi is one of ODINS name) CROM: is a commanded to an operating system or server for a job that is to be executed at a specified time.


Project Odin: Military Space Force Intelligence Agency operation connected to StarLink Satellites that control all grids around the world – can bypass all media, radio, internet platforms. Project ODIN can operate all media, radio, internet digital platforms, plus the EBS."


Is that lunatic enough for you?  And finally, on to God:


"The sons of God lost control of Creation due to the worthless concepts of spirituality that the hybrid human serpent seed bloodlines created for us.


Trump was born to complete the task that Jesus started. He knew the time would come to answer his calling to stand up and step in at this time in human history. Trump is not bound to any religious indoctrination and therefore he’s totally receptive to what has to be done so that our Heavenly Father’s will is done on earth as it is in Heaven."


It’s the cleansing and rebirth of our Earth. It’s the “Second Coming”


Donald Trump is the second coming of Jesus.  Because what else would Jesus come back as than a narcisstic bully who has committed just about every crime on earth?


"It’s about ending what has plagued our earth for thousands of years."


Stupidity?  No, I don't think that is what they mean.


"The nephilim hybrid human demonic race feed on our children and through the abduction scenario, took our children to D.U.M.B’s to experiment, torture, extract adrenochome, traffic and genetically modified themselves to look like us. The nephilim are no longer the giants of old with two rows of teeth with six fingers and toes." 


Of course not.


"They’re the new men of renown who control all governments on earth which allows them to do their evil degenerate activities, genetic experiments and satanic rituals underground."


Okay, this is only about a third of what is in this article, but I guess it's enough.  I would like someone to explain to me how we are supposed to reach an understanding with this ignorant, vicious mob.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Headlines We Love to See

 From the Washington Post:


"Taliban sends hundreds of fighters to eastern Afghanistan to wage war against Islamic State"


I remember the Iran-Iraq war from the eighties being described as a war in which the world was rooting for both sides to lose.  Well, here we are again. 

Monday, November 22, 2021

How the Democrats can Win in 2022 and 2024

Okay, a lot of people are going to abuse me for saying this, but I believe it is true.  Here is my guide to Democratic victory:


1.  No more talk about racism

2. No more talk about trans rights


Are these issues not important?  Of course they are important but they have been so poisoned by Republican baiting that, for every person persuaded by talk about them, three or four are turned off.  If Democrats want to win, they have to leave these issues alone for now.


3. Every time a Democrat gets in front of a microphone or on a TV broadcast, they must insist that the conversation be about one thing- the real threat facing this country today, which is the effort by Republicans to turn this country into a fascist dictatorship, which has been their main goal at least back to the time of Reagan.  Republicans are so successful at using this technique of assault in spreading their lies; it is about time Democrats use it to spread the truth.  Because no other issue matters if Republicans succeed in their war on democracy.  None of us, gay, straight, black, white, will have any rights at all, or a shred of security, economic or political.  We will be ruled by theocrats every bit as demented as those in ISIS or the Taliban, and will end up living in similar conditions. If every Democrat does not insist that this is the only important issue in the country today, we are doomed.


Ignore this advice and perish.  That's my opinion, anyway.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Is There Really Nothing That Will Be Bad Enough?




Here's a story that our nation's press, which has been willing to publicize such blatant Republican lies as Obama's birth certificate, Benghazi, Critical Race Theory, Hunter Biden's alleged laptop or Hillary's e-mails, has managed to forget almost immediately.  From Newsweek:


"Images captured during the January 6 riot showed former Vice President Mike Pence hiding in an underground parking garage, according to the author of a book about the events surrounding the incidents at the Capitol.


ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl said while researching his book, he found out that Pence had been with an official White House photographer during the hours of the riot carried out by supporters of ex-President Donald Trump.  "He was in this concrete parking garage...with his family," Karl said. "This is the vice president of the United States and he is, like, holed up in a basement."


Why was he in a parking garage while a screaming mob ransacked the Capitol building intent on killing him?


"Pence, his aides, and staff were locked out of their offices in the capitol complex during the insurrection because their access badges had been DEACTIVATED the morning of the attack, according to sources familiar with the incident. According to one source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to an ongoing investigation, Pence's team huddled in a loading dock, unable to access their offices, and started planning contingencies for a constitutional crisis and how to remove the president. The access badges worked that morning before the mob entered the capitol, but once Pence was removed from the chamber floor, their badges no longer worked."


The badges which granted them access to safe spaces, which were fine earlier in the day, suddenly stopped working as traitorous Trump supporters roamed the Capitol intent on murder.


Who, you might wonder, would have the authority to place the Vice President of the United States in danger of losing his life, and exactly who would benefit if he had been caught and killed?  I doubt that we will ever "know" who did this, but we all know who is the only person with the power and contempt for democracy to do it.


This was an attempt to murder the Vice President, which would have provided a pretext to permanently stop the counting of electoral votes that would make Joe Biden President.  


Ask yourself this:  After this, how is Donald John Trump any different from John Wilkes Booth, or Lee Harvey Oswald?  Oh, there's one way he is different- as usual with Trump, his plan was a failure.  But other than that, as far as I am concerned, there is no real difference.  But of course, the mainstream press has chosen to utterly ignore what this means, as has the entire Republican party.  A few minutes better timing and Trump would still be in the Oval office, ruling as a dictator for the rest of his life, but nobody seems to care as much as whether some school somewhere is teaching Critical Race Theory.


At this point, our democracy is all but dead.




Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Why I Have Not Quit Facebook Yet

 Where else am I going to learn about things like this?



APARTHEID

 A case study in 21st century propaganda


We've seen the right in this country weaponize a propaganda technique that I have rarely seen talked about: the fabrication or adoption of words or short phrases which are designed to stimulate rage toward the propagandists' enemies.  "Benghazi,"  "Her e-mails," "Socialism," "Tax and spend," "weak on defense," and on and on; these phrases have shown themselves to have a powerful effect on the uninformed and unreflective, if repeated often enough, and have contributed in major ways to keeping right wing governments in power around the world.


Nothing along these lines has had more effect than the misuse of the term "apartheid" in connection with the state of Israel.  The endless repetition of this term, filled with hateful associations, has swayed millions around the world to turn against the Israeli government, and Jews in general.  And frighteningly, in this incidence, the tactic has worked as well with the left, as with the right.  It is perhaps useless to try to rationally deal with something which is designed to overwhelm rationality with hatred and a lust for vengeance, but I thought it would be a good idea to discuss this phenomenon in some detail.


I want to consider here some of the rather long notes about the nature of real, South African apartheid, and compare it to what actually goes on in Israel.  The following excerpts are from a Wikipedia article about apartheid; in general, I am wary of quoting Wikipedia, but I thought this article gives a fairly detailed and accurate account.  Anyway, here we go.


"Apartheid was a system of institutionalised racial segregation that existed in South Africa and South West Africa (now Namibia) from 1948 until the early 1990s.  


The first apartheid law was the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, 1949, followed closely by the Immorality Amendment Act of 1950, which made it illegal for most South African citizens to marry or pursue sexual relationships across racial lines."


No such law, of course, has ever existed in Israel.  It is, however, not an issue for a citizen of an Arab country to marry a Jew, since all Jews have effectively been driven out of those countries, in acts of open ethnic cleansing.


"The Population Registration Act, 1950 classified all South Africans into one of four racial groups based on appearance, known ancestry, socioeconomic status, and cultural lifestyle: "Black", "White", "Coloured", and "Indian"... Places of residence were determined by racial classification."


There is no classification of Israelis by racial, religious or other status.  Nobody is legally required to live or not live anywhere in Israel as a result of their ethnic status.  On the other hand, "Palestinian refugees" have been kept in concentration camps for four generations in the surrounding Arab countries, and are not free to live anywhere else.


"Between 1960 and 1983, 3.5 million black Africans were removed from their homes and forced into segregated neighbourhoods as a result of apartheid legislation, in some of the largest mass evictions in modern history... The government announced that relocated persons would lose their South African citizenship..."


Nothing like that has ever happened in Israel.  I want to point out that the Palestinians in the surrounding Arab countries are still not allowed to have citizenship there.  All Israeli Arabs have full citizenship.


"The first grand apartheid law was the Population Registration Act of 1950, which formalised racial classification and introduced an identity card for all persons over the age of 18, specifying their racial group."


Of course, nothing like that exists in Israel.


"The second pillar of grand apartheid was the Group Areas Act of 1950.[49] Until then, most settlements had people of different races living side by side. This Act put an end to diverse areas and determined where one lived according to race."


There are predominantly Arab areas in Israel, such as Ramla or South Jafo, the same way there have been predominantly Italian or Irish areas in New York, but these are not enforced by any Israeli law.


"The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act of 1949 prohibited marriage between persons of different races, and the Immorality Act of 1950 made sexual relations with a person of a different race a criminal offence."


Nothing of the sort has ever been considered in Israel.  On the other hand, Arab countries have made sure that there are no mixed marriages involving Jews, by the simple expedient of killing or ethnically cleansing the Jews in their territories.


"Under the Reservation of Separate Amenities Act of 1953, municipal grounds could be reserved for a particular race, creating, among other things, separate beaches, buses, hospitals, schools and universities. Signboards such as "whites only" applied to public areas, even including park benches. Black South Africans were provided with services greatly inferior to those of whites, and, to a lesser extent, to those of Indian and Coloured people."


No such thing has ever existed in Israel.  No one has ever been banned from any public amenity based on their racial or ethnic status.


"(Prime minister) J.G. Strijdom moved to strip voting rights from black and Coloured residents of the Cape Province...


The parliament met in a joint sitting and passed the Separate Representation of Voters Act in 1956, which transferred Coloured voters from the common voters' roll in the Cape to a new Coloured voters' roll...but the recently enlarged Appeal Court, packed with government-supporting judges, upheld the act, and also the Act to remove Coloured voters.


The 1956 law allowed Coloureds to elect four people to Parliament, but a 1969 law abolished those seats and stripped Coloureds of their right to vote. Since Asians had never been allowed to vote, this resulted in whites being the sole enfranchised group."


All Israeli citizens have absolutely equal right to vote, and a malignant system like this has never even been considered in Israel.


"During the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s, the government implemented a policy of "resettlement", to force people to move to their designated "group areas". Millions of people were forced to relocate."


Nothing like that has ever occurred in Israel.  Arab Israelis are free to live wherever they want.


"The NP passed a string of legislation that became known as petty apartheid. The first of these was the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act 55 of 1949, prohibiting marriage between whites and people of other races. The Immorality Amendment Act 21 of 1950 (as amended in 1957 by Act 23) forbade "unlawful racial intercourse" and "any immoral or indecent act" between a white and a black, Indian or Coloured person."


It is laughable to even suggest that such laws exist in Israel.


"Black people were not allowed to run businesses or professional practices in areas designated as "white South Africa" unless they had a permit – such being granted only exceptionally. They were required to move to the black "homelands" and set up businesses and practices there."


Israeli Arabs are legally free to set up businesses anywhere they want.


"Trains, hospitals and ambulances were segregated."


Nothing like that exists in Israel.


"Residential areas were segregated and blacks were allowed to live in white areas only if employed as a servant and even then only in servants’ quarters. Black people were excluded from working in white areas, unless they had a pass, nicknamed the dompas, also spelt dompass or dom pass...A pass was issued for one magisterial district (usually one town) confining the holder to that area only. Being without a valid pass made a person subject to arrest and trial for being an illegal migrant. This was often followed by deportation to the person's homeland and prosecution of the employer for employing an illegal migrant. Police vans patrolled white areas to round up blacks without passes. Black people were not allowed to employ whites in white South Africa."


Again, nothing like this hideous practice ever existed in Israel.


"Blacks were not allowed to buy hard liquor. They were able to buy only state-produced poor quality beer (although this law was relaxed later). Public beaches, swimming pools, some pedestrian bridges, drive-in cinema parking spaces, graveyards, parks, and public toilets were segregated. Cinemas and theatres in white areas were not allowed to admit blacks. There were practically no cinemas in black areas. Most restaurants and hotels in white areas were not allowed to admit blacks except as staff. Blacks were prohibited from attending white churches under the Churches Native Laws Amendment Act of 1957"


Nothing like that in Israel either.


Well, there is more, but I think that is enough to demonstrate what a phenomenal lie it is to accuse Israel of being an apartheid state.  Nevertheless, Israel is constantly accused of this crime against humanity, and the single word apartheid is enough to drive millions, most of them on the left, into a frenzy of hatred, blocking any hope of rationality.  


It is important to note that this propaganda campaign is financed by sociopathic Arab billionaires, and is similar to the way that sociopathic American billionaires finance the similar campaigns directed so successfully toward the American right.  It is the manipulation of the masses by the rich in order to get them to abandon their own self interest in service to their would be masters.  Thus, the only democratic state in the Middle East, and the one really successful example there of a modern economy, is demonized, while the murderous and often genocidal behavior of Arab governments is ignored.  This widespread attitude, unfortunately so prevalent on the left, is racist both toward Jews, who are constantly attacked for behavior which is totally acceptable for non-Jews, and Arabs, who are infantilized and regarded as primitive people incapable of living in a civilized society.  In brief, it is one form of white supremacy that liberals feel free to adopt.