Archive for April, 2022

When fiction becomes science and vice versa

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

We are lab creations by aliens, says L Ron Hubbard Avi Loeb.

Japanese man who married virtual character now on a mission to educate others about ‘fictosexuals’.

Teen suicides are up, and really the question I have after the era of the pandemic and its attendant isolation, forced onto a population without points of reference to steer, and perhaps jammed at the corridors of the MTV video games social media smartphone omnipresent screen staring … How can they not be? One may be fine, two a little less.

Via a link from a conservative magazine founded by a rich Skull and Bones Yale graduate and CIA asset who came to fame from a book blasting socialist professors —

Harari went on to say that humanity is in the midst of a “second industrial revolution” centered around artificial intelligence. “But the product this time will not be textiles, or machines, or vehicles, or even weapons, the product this time will be humans themselves,” Harari asserted. “We are basically learning to produce bodies and minds. Bodies and minds are going to be I think the two main products of the next wave of all these changes.”

The “useless people” referenced by the WEF advisor would be those who refuse to be injected with artificial intelligence capabilities in the coming decades. Describing humans as “hackable animals”, Harari believes that “the masses” would “not stand much of a chance” against these changes even if they were to organize.

The problem is more boredom, what to do with them and how will they find some sense of meaning in life when they are basically meaningless, worthless,” Harari continued. “My best guess at present is a combination of drugs and computer games.”

That strikes me as a bias toward presentism, focusing in on moral panics of the moment. It takes a little bit of historic imagination to peer past latest video game products.

Actually I half think the Japanese man married to some anime character or other is a step ahead. Many an artist falls in love with their creation — will not let it die. If he is indeed living in a fantasy world, let the fantasy be a reflection of his imagination. And if he finds meaning in the wrong places, it is better than a lot of places people find false meanings.

Just… Step out and get some air sometimes.

Accumulated debris

Friday, April 29th, 2022

#2 on Cracked’s list of “15 Notorious Cults That Amazingly Still Exist“. Gawking at the splintering. (Note: I have to disagree for the premise on “amazingly” still existing. Remains always remain.). Anyway, counter to the surprise — we can project larouchism as on the up-swing.

LPAC alongside Turning Points USA introducing Trump official Scott Atlas at Michigan State University. Sparking the question — what it you Turning Points USA, Charlie Kirk?, And, for whatever it is worth Grant has been rising on those presidential ranking lists — basically because he stuck with Reconstruction for the bulk of his time in office — hard to imagine how Trump will ever get reconsidered. I do not figure your Trumpists are shifting through Grant’s record to rehabilitate him, but to the extent they wear disdain from Ivy League historians as a badge of honor, Grant is heading in the wrong direction.

Daniel Burke leans deeply into Soviet idolatry, and now in the LORG canon — The Alexandrov Red Army Choir. Continues the fight against the Second Law of Thermodynamics, though this guy probably would not care if not for Haz.

Interesting, LPAC wants to deviate the right from a current “state conventions” obsession –I will note: War-time censorship and an historic attack on free speech, — “an historic”? On the left, some of our readers might recall that in 2011 another “anti-establishment” movement came into existence—the left-wing Occupy Wall Street phenomenon. Financed by George Soros, and intended, like the Tea Party, to entice angry American citizens into dead-end political activity, today’s remnants of Occupy have now joined with CSG to assault the U.S. Constitution — The legacy of Occupy is irritation at the CP-USA and the Larouchies for parasiting off of it. (Recall the Larouche troll who chafed against my lightly mocking tone on Occupy. )

Will Josh Hawley embrace the Land Bridge? I should organize Hawley around the idea of expanding the Callaway Nuclear Plant near Fulton, Missouri and try to get him on LaRouche’s ideas, including the World Landbridge. Yeah, you go do that.

Let’s join all nations to defend humanity from the threat of asteroids. Yeah, you go do that.

News Alert! LaRouche folks are out in front of Fox News

Zero Hedge — Point. Counterpoint.

Unsubscribing to their newsletter — Helga does not have the vision of her husband — backing Communists and Putin. Or, maybe they are Leninist after all. Or, Hell, maybe Stalinists after all!


I hail from Iran, where state TV might casually suggest, for example, that Pepsi is actually a Zionist acronym (“pay each penny, save Israel”), or that the Jews created lovable Jerry from Tom and Jerry to rehabilitate the reputation of mice, given their own rat-like disposition. Growing up there honed my loathing for the conspiratorial cast of mind. I proudly remember the contempt with which I dismissed the LaRouchies I came across in Seattle as a University of Washington undergrad.

Princeton City Council meetings.

I once got in an argument with larouchies cause they were horning in on our canvassing space… one of the brain-wormiest discussions i’ve ever had. the young larouchies seemed more like millenarians trying to convince people the solution was to quit the internet and be a goldbug

The worst thing I did in college was signing up one of my best friends for LaRouche’s email distribution list as a prank. He auto-forwarded them to my email and I auto-forwarded them back to this and we got nasty calls from the campus IT people. Good times!

If there’s one pre-covid thing I miss, it’s messing with Larouchists when they table.

Wow yeah so that’s who I was debating with back in the day While I was very dumb at the time it’s nice to know they were totally whack. (Further: “extremely niche

A popular AM radio station in Washington, DC, WMAL, featured a weekly ranting by LL. I would listen to it in my childhood, thankfully I recognized the paranoid bigotry against “Zionists” and “humanists”. Fortunate inoculation against my future encounters with Larouche.

Q adherents analogy of the pastThe worst I remember was the Lyndon LaRouche people who would have a table at a supermarket and try to push LaRouche as the solution to all our nation’s problems.

What a drag it is getting older — I am 40 years old. I can’t join the LaRouche Youth anymore. That ship has sailed

Some of the looniest people are pharmacists and medical doctors. In the town I grew up in, preCVS, Walgreens, the local pharmacist was a big LaRouche guy.

I miss those hour long political ads Lyndon LaRouche would make every election.

I’ll never forget when I met some Larouche people tabling near my work and they suggested that Karl Marx was a British agent. Also in denial that Larouche started out as a Trot, they didn’t see that one coming. LaRouche people have a messianic cult complex where only they can save the world from the Malthusian agenda. If you question them you are refusing leadership of the only people who can save us from the coming crisis and therefore working for the Queen’s conspiracy.

~10 year ago; table outside the supermarket, with a lady collecting signatures to run for office as I neared she looked up at me; took 5 seconds for me to get a crazy person vibe her spiel included a web of unknown groups Crazy+front orgs? had to be LaRouche

What’s the closest you’ve ever been to being in a cult? I attended multiple Lyndon LaRouche meetings

I remember Douche LaRouche as a slogan.

We all knew that guy in high school who was an exact genetic clone of Lyndon LaRouche.

He first came to my attention in early 00’s when a friend was handed a LaRouche pamphlet in Seattle filled with $10 dollar words and asked me to make sense of it. I said this guy’s fucking nuts stay far away. It read like a pseudointellectual Pat Buchanon disguised as Leftism.

LOL those LaRouche people were all over my college campus antagonizing people in the ’90s. They were always so creepy.

Before Washington went to vote-by-mail, we had to wade through a crowd of those LaRouche loons screaming in our faces and waving posters of President Obama with a Hitler mustache drawn on him. Things are so much better now. 🙂.

Years ago when I was a member of the 46th District Dems, there was an attempted infiltration by a local group of followers of Lyndon LaRouche but they never had enough people to join and outnumber us. I imagine something similar in the Republican party with an opposite outcome.


SIC. For this interested, a vintage picture of Lyndon LaRouche with his sisters Lenore (left) and Shirley (right). No, I don’t know what it means either.

A bit of a correction, or clarification, in the otherwise sound “David Icke copied Larouche” premise — 4th Reich Member,Icke was heavily promoted by Alex Jones — initially Jones kept him at arms’ length, calling him “the turd in the punch bowl”

back in the day he seemed to be exclusively the choice of angry weird old men who hung out in front of the post office trying to hand out pamphlets. after the past 5 years though, he’d probably have a fighting shot in a GOP presidential primary. if he got more racist. — Children of Satan III … Trying for the bargain VHS horror market.

John Singlaub.

International conspiracy theory vortex.

That 2016 memo

A map of the 1986 Illinois results. Fairchild’s coalition mainly consisted of rural white voters in downstate Illinois and black voters within the city of Chicago. Many black voters were motivated to vote against machine-backed white ethnic candidates after efforts to oppose Mayor Harold Washington. How in God’s name did Fairchild win the 13th ward? Is this an error?

I still think my favorite moment in Dem debate history is when @GovHowardDean roasted the Larouche people who started heckling from the audience

Matlock — q

Run through in light of Maupin. (his stop over in support of democratic socialist cause celebre AOC spells further doom to these Marxians.). Etc.

War on Drugs.

An alternate universe where Jackson beats Bush and for third Larouche beats Paul.

Since you asked — Frankly Jim Jones’ politics were miles better than LaRouche’s. At any rate, my point is we should not pretend as if either are the least bit admirable. And certainly shouldn’t overestimate degree of correctness in LaRouche’s “ideology“.

Misnomer worth a poke: Tarpley is no longer affiliated with the LaRouche movement. Also wait until you find out you can come together with people you disagree with to work together on certain issues and that non gay people can get HIV. Further explication of the harm / insanity of that cause.


(shrug)I am not nor have I ever been a member of the Left, which I guess frees me up to “defend” Kyle Rittenhouse.

I’m sorry to ruin your fanfiction but LaRouche was desperately trying to get employed by “the cathedral” (he offered the FBI info on radical orgs in the 70s and got pissy when the Feds ignored him)

Found this while in the basement with my dad. (Poster from presidential campaign). he thinks larouche was crazy (he used to parade tanks down main street), but he got this poster from a friend and had it framed

. “Parties for federal elections” was always interesting for boomers. a. when obscure small parties had their say. A real highlight was the EAP with the legendary Helga Zepp-LaRouche (still alive! and only 73). The EAP was cool. Absolutely. The good old LaRouche movement. Today it goes by the name BüSo. If by “cool” you mean “crazy in an entertaining way” — then yes, they’re cool.

Adolf Hitler, whatever else you can say about him, was not a de-growther.

Miko Dzagi with more amusing lines from Larouche’s past.

Patty Hearst.

Regarding George Soros and the details of his life under occupied Hungary-And, on that last part, I notice that the fact he also delivered a warning with each notice that they’d be deported if they showed up seems to escape you. Rebutting the rebuttal: The 2,000 billion dollar golem has come to life and is about to attack the worshipers of Dr Faust. The US has in its power the ability to change its fateful end only if it divests itself of the Oligarchic principle and exonerates Lyndon LaRouche and his ideas post mortem

The LaRouche movement was considered to probably be a CIA political operation by Phil Agee, the first CIA whistleblower who become a socialist. The only kind of former intelligence whistleblower I trust.

Rudolf Schulten

Re-situating Ronald Reagan as opposed to the strange revisionist if for Communist supporting selection of the day. And Communism like — JFK?

To be honest, who do you think was having more fun: Lyndon LaRouche calling Walter Mondale a Trotskyist Fifth Columnist, or Walter Mondale talking about trade deficits?

The current state of Larouche. And a long history report.

One rejoinder to the line on “Brits mean Jews”. Though on that score: significantly more common to see someone blaming Jesuits for all the world’s ills than Britain.


It’s the rhetorical matching. Leading to curious selective rationalizing, failing a test of self-awareness. And over to cult of personality.

.LaRoucheOrg leaflet going out in the streets— “Only Fools and Liars Deny Ukraine is a Murderous Nazi State” Print and circulate in person and online: …

In practicality they’re promoting the post-destruction digitally controlled slavery system already rolling out in Ukraine.

Counterpoint: I want to thank the Lyndon LaRouche cult for bringing Richard Falk to my attention. Ever since I read in an Alex Cockburn column that the LaRouchians had denounced Falk as “a vicious agent of British faggotry,” I figured that he was worth paying attention to. I was right. Even as he proffers opposition to American and NATO’s stance on Ukraine. But then here is a rebuffing of selective Larouche usage — that which Scientology calls “squirrel” ing.

Don’t cry for Valery Gergiev.

Question: My friend Elena Bransen is being charged as a Russian spy. What for? Answer: For being a Russian spy.

Championing Putin’s historical bravado chest thumping.

How widespread is this belief? reminder that the first international was founded by british spooks to support the feudal polish uprising against the abolition of serfdom in russia. (More reaction. referencing.)

I see a resurgence of people using ‘land bridge to Crimea.’ I understand its superficial appeal, but this framing is not especially helpful for understanding the course of this war, or Russian aims in it.

Zelensky bans the “Progressive Socialist Party”, which is — what? Dugin Poster dynamics — and what is the domestic fallout sectarian splinter-wise?

The CPI-USA issues its statement.

VOA identifies Chinese US sources — “There’s the dangerous possibility that Chinese officials and academics actually think the LaRouche movement is a serious Western group.” — EIR headquartersand a video.

Cliff Kincaid i.d.s Larouchepac as influencer for conservatives in bashing Zelensky. JBS sharply deviates from LORG.

Richard Black on Iran’s Press TV.

When accused of war crimes, simply accuse the target of war crimes.

Begin the anti – Aleksandar Dugin campaign with this one tweet.

You lost me at “Zinoviev was refuted by LaRouche” on page 918 of your manifesto

Assess your politics however you may.


Russell Brand. Max Blumenthal. Cory Morganstar, etc. Etc. Mao. Palin. Firefly fans. Julian Assange. Adrian Vermuele. Falun Gong. Lara Logan. Uneasily, qanon. Jordan Peterson, with Kermit voice. “People in my town“. Ursula von der Leyen. Adrian Vermuele. The convoys. The Black Agenda Report. Gus Hall. Sunrise Movement. Technocracy, and an incorrect statement. Senator Tom Cotton. Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Facebook. David Icke. Nina Turner. 2024 presidential aspirant, and remembering her forebears’ purpose. Warnings. Cryptocurrency. (Me: Man, the crypto peoples’ vibe is a lot like the Larouchies on any college campus 20 years ago. Crypto bros, prob: Fight the beast men, invest in Lyndon Coin). Extinction Rebellion. Lynch and Kubrick. Tulsi. Cyberpunks — I guess. The vortices of trans a related politics. Trump pop up business. Dale Peterson. Alex Jones. Dust James. Nick Brana. Josh Mandel. Blondie and Dire Straits not on this guy’s play list.

Different from Manson.

Point: Really annoyed that people apply all these wildly off-base political labels to me when I’ve been very clear that the one I actually identify with is democratic fascism. Response: I always thought you were a LaRouche supporter.

It’s always sad when you get a bunch of new followers for a fun normie tweet and they slowly realize you’re basically indie rock Lyndon LaRouche

would you rather fight one horse sized alexander dugin or 100 duck sized lyndon larouche’s. either way you have to fight and it is to the death

Glass half empty: most of the women who message me on dating apps have word salad rants about “late capitalism” with painfully affected nihilism Glass half full: the World Land Bridge movement and the school of Lyndon LaRouche has many new potential adherents presented to me.

I don’t know anything about LaRouche, but I do know that 432 harmonizes with the PYRAMIDS, m’nan!

This is actually a warning sire for Idaho’s Democratic Party, as the “too aligned with Republican Party” white nationalist/ supremacists have the stated goal of a state party take-over.


Given the fact that Maupin is following closely a Larouche playbook, and interacts to the degree that it is debatable whether his org is trying to swallow up the larouche org or the Larouche org is swallowing his org up —

— the better to suggest that it is practically one group, and separate is better strategically —

This comes out as amusing: ten cringe protestors in union square. That’s like a tenth of the regular daily protests for LaRouche and greeting aliens.

Or… “The Larouche movement really has shrunk, hasn’t it?

A little bit of a passing in the night with this photo — Webster Tarpley moves into Democratic Party advocacy (though, that is in his roots under Larouche in the Clinton period) — Maupin continues

The hopes to be the author and victor of “the next left schism“.

Maupin announces he is no longer a Communist, and (ignore the association beyond reality to Larouche) — we can’t say he was in 2017. (Note: Jeff Gannon was a favorite for Bush and press chief to call.) Also shoving aside — Webster Tarpley, and I do not know the details of his recent comments to gauge a ludicrous level — did he reference Large he in relation with Tarpley?

Tweet-stream for reference purpose, Caleb disavows a 2009 anti-war ounce article.

The “Breadtube” conspiracy theory, endorsed by Daniel Burke.

I do not dip into the reasons and merits of charging Caleb Maupin off of twitter, but if interested start at this accusatory tweet. Expounded upon with a tweet thread now placed with viewer restrictions, and on to “bingo card”. My guess is round about there is the reasoning for PayPal’s banning.

Imagine if the CPI makes a remake of that Saints and Soldiers movie but instead of finding out that there’s Mormons in the Wehrmacht, it’s finding out that a member of the Taliban has a shrine to Lyndon LaRouche in their house.

The Fight


A team of organizers and activists, led by LaRouchePAC’s Kesha Rogers and Peter Bowen, succeeded in securing support for the campaign to replace the Federal Reserve with a Third National Bank, at last weekend’s Texas Republican Senate Caucuses.

Aiming at Ron Paul fans.

Paging Daniel Burke with (now deleted tweet): Man Larouche PAC YouTube channel is so freaking good. And so comes: Watch out!!! LaRouchePAC is full of crap. They left the international movement two years ago. The old material on that channel is good! But the new stuff is horrid.

Putin and Beatles conspiracy theories.

Trying to tap Tulsi Gabbard’s shoulders. And Nadia Oak’s. Scott Ritter. James Cornyn supporters.

And him –Whoever invited me to a LaRouche cult conference featuring the Russian ambassador really has no idea what my politics are.

band im playing with just shouted out lyndon larouche lmfao. he’s gaining momentum

Robert Arnold shouts to Glenn Greenwald.

Id-ing French politicians. Emanuel Macron will get back to him any minute.

Robert Kokinda is running for state senate in Michigan.

Diane Sare campaign momentum! there’s a LaRouche Party senate candidate canvassing outside the whole foods at 96th street lol. Spotted again.

Australian Citizens Party gets column Q.

Bards Logic and David Christie.

We discuss the 2022 Conference to Establish a New Security and Development Architecture for All Nations hosted by the Schiller Institute. The conference featured speakers from around the Globe to establish a dialogue for a new economic paradigm based on production and cooperation to ensure peace among all nations.. The goal is to destroy the Treaty of Westphalia.

The one thing you can say about “Fault Lines Radio”, ” Radio Sputnik” is it is right there in the name. Daniel Burke was on for a segment, which you can look up if you want a listen, and we can expect it continues.

A misnomer here: Ms LaRouche, I believe in you, however you are helping China, the world’s worst Dictatorship, against US democracy, the world’s best hope. David Icke is warning AGAINST what you are proposing. The China question.

Mark your calendars, I guess

Podcast episode coming.

Fun with alliteration for Seahawks fans, on undrafted players you will probably not see or hear of again.

In partial defense of Rand Paul…

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Simply put, the two strains of thought — one, the old isolationist impulse that we are a nation of immigrants who came here to get away from Europe’s wars a d territorial expansion (as European descendents here affix to solve the indigenous population here’s territorial wars by gobbling up their land, but never mind my simultaneously politically correct and politically incorrect statement), and two: the land of Ukraine has spent its time as Russian territory sometimes and as not Russian territory at other times and has in the past and will in the future are valid and, if correct or not in grand scheme of things — or even if just happens to be less correct, should not simply be demonized. The other line, more affixed with the claim that he is now just mouthing Putin’s rhetoric, on NATO expansion and “it’s Ukraine’s decision” predates Putin personally and lands back at geopolitical concerns as the Cold War wound down. Surely it is a rationalization and prefix, but one that has sat there for decades nonetheless.

But go ahead, blare away at Rand Paul in Huffington Post headlines and CNN gasping and forced tweet memes. Just recognize why people do not follow along with the insta- outrage… Whether or not his is the correct assessment.


Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

The Democrats in Utah just endorsed the Republican “Never Trumper” CIA Bush stooge 2016 Got a chunk of votes amongst Mormons Presidential candidate Evan McMullin. McMullen promises that if elected, he will not caucus with anyone — Republican or Democrat — which I suppose has him joining in the tradition of Dean Barkley who haunted the halls of the Senate for two months as an act of petulance by Governor Ventura — but tends to deny him any power or clout, and probably runs into the ground in reality. Maine and Vermont have Independent Senators — Maine’s Senator easily jumping from Bush supporting governor to Democrat supported Senator against a Democrat who garnered a ten percent or thereabouts, Vermont’s wants to play Socialist. Alaska’s Democrats threw their support behind an Independent last time out. Then there is the story of Charlie Crist in Florida who, last time out running for Senate played A duplicitous game in saying who he was caucusing with to win Bob Dole’s visible donation as endorsement but in desperation as election day came had to announce he was on team D.

I do wonder if maybe McMullen may as well announce be is caucusing with the Republicans. His predecessor is Joseph Lieberman, gnabbing the bulk of the Republican vote while running to remain in the Democratic caucus.

The Republican in question is Mike Lee, who gets tapped and characterized as Trumpist even as he predates Trump and has a separate agenda. He becomes the focal point where activists can lob questions off of Mark Levin radio commentary and books on passing a new less Democratic constitution. From there I see that Bill Maher made some comments on Lee comments against Democracy, and cue the refrain “It’s A Republic, not a Democracy.”

Currently Lee is embroiled in a controversy about January 6th plots, which brings me one puzzled face round about here:

He knows that when I said things like ‘Tell me what we ought to be saying,’ what I was just trying to figure out was ‘What is your message?’ He knows me well enough to know that that doesn’t mean I will do your bidding, whatever it is,” Lee said in a 45-minute phone interview.

Conversations I had with him at the time on the phone and in person, he knew that. He knew I was not there to do his bidding,” Lee said of his conversations with Meadows.

Lee said his texts to Meadows are being used out of context for “political motives” and were “leaked” during an important period of time in his reelection campaign. The messages were obtained by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and reviewed by CNN.

Given the state of the Republican Party, the “political motivation” may just as well be Lee himself passing the emails on to shore up his base, skeptical that he is too aligned with stringent extra Constitution Constitution rhetoric as against Trump conspiracy self serving populist.

cultural cataclysms

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

I know the genre. The internet is a big place, all types post all types. But mostly a-normal in one manner and other. Enter “Libs of Tik tok”. Slot it next to — what was the name? — ” People of Walmart” or something like that. And it appears to be not a horrible site. Except when it is.

I suppose if they wanted to film these proceedings they would be candidates for that thing. Except they wouldn’t be — their fashion sense was not draggy enough.:

A few years’ back I was at a coffee shop in a major book store I treated a tad like a library in picking up books for reading as I drunk coffee. I was a reading a book on modern conspiracy theories and the politicians mainstreaming them. So comes a quote from a congress critter or other — that the goal of some educational program or other is to make kids as gay as possible — gays even gayer and straights just gayish.

Meantime, behind me is this group of young educators, radicals, a collection of thirty year olds one foot in some college tenure track and one foot in a radical study group. They were shifting through a bunch of books to build a syllabus. “And this one I love love love”, she says. The title is along the lines of ” The queering of the environment” (the environment referring to trees and airs and plastics). It dismantles the patriarchy, capitalism, and various buzzwords which I have heard to inter-mingle and reference as cultural affects derived from Marxism is tantamount to the Nazis reference of “cultural bolshevikism”.

“But,” the radical go-getting professor sighed. “I am afraid my students just aren’t ready for this one.” And she lightly packs it away and proceeds to find the track of books that can lead to the advanced study represented by “The Queering of the Environment”.

To what extent the conspiracy minded tea party politician waging against making everyone as gay as possible has his enemy in this study grouping educating someone’s mind, I can not say, except to say that they do show he is right to some degree. Sitting there at World Cup at Powells reading that while at the same time hearing that was jarring to say the least. I imagine throwing the two in the same room, just so they might

You do, though, wander into easily mistaken reference points easily decontextualized, out of the sea of crazy yahoos with dreams and schemes of a definitionally unattainable utopia. So:

Then a few days later I was scrolling through Facebook and came across a Fox News post about a professor defending/denying comments he made about “children enjoying sexual attacks by pedihiles” the headline implied. Naturally there where some FB comments that amounted to death threats against the professor. I then read the Fox story and first learned that the original source was Libs on Tic Tok. The professor’s explanation is an example of how comments taken out of context can be extremely distorting and potentially dangerous. He was speaking as part of a academic zoom meeting on the subject of helping child victim of pedihiles. As an “expert” in the filed, one sub category of child victims were those conned by the predator into thinking they were “playing” and manipulated into thinking that was happening to them was “fun”…when of course they were being raped by sick individuals. In cases like this, the professor said, when the victims have been manipulated into thinking this was “fun”, there needs to be a much different approach to first make them realize it was not “fun”, but bad. How that gets translated into the professor saying kids enjoy being raped by a pedihile on Libs of Tic Tok part is both shocking and totally irresponsible language (that is indeed protected by the first amendment). And now that professor has people commenting (in the same state he lives in) that he should be killed, because Libs of Tic Toc grossly took out of context what he was really saying. Now The Washington Post story makes sense. Like the story pointed out, this is what this anonymous account does.

Not a bad site. Except when it is. And I would hope for enough intellectual honesty to make distinctions, but I doubt it is there.

Florida has a governor, and it’s hard for me to care one way and another

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

I actually do not know the details of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay bill”, but I know enough not to trust the glib framed mock name. It might be a sensible package; it might be a horror-fest worthy of its nickname — either way it will be classified as the horror-fest and get a smug celebrity on an awards’ show mocking it as so. Whether that matches any reality or not.

And I guess I should look into the details for any precise measures, but I am stuck that a “woke faction” spoils it going in.

Besides which, from the smiddling of details I have browsed past I thought it was more “don’t say trans”. In caricature at least.

Likewise, I would need to look into the details of the supposed horror crest on math curriculum, but I suffer the bizarre reality of a couple floating e hot chambers th get commented on and then comments receive commentary where reference points are missed to the point where one side’s derision gets derided easily because they missed what the original derision was. See here a supposed fixing of math curriculum springing supposedly out of an overweening 1619 Project stuffing, easily picked examples here or there that crowd right wing sources and are either seen less or seen in some more sanctified context by left wing sources. Or so is my best guess on the lay of the land in staring at these fist clenching headlines and bad late night host political jerking before examination.

Miami Herald by way of Huffington Post lets us in on a warning — Gov. Ron DeSantis Is Following In Richard Nixon’s Footsteps, Miami Herald Warns. At first I assume this is a claim of focus on cultural matters, but reading it is a claim that a target of Disney is the first step in compilation of an enemies’ list for selective political retribution, and at first we see Disney soon… Hundreds. Politicians politick. The governor of New Jersey selectively targets the NRA with sharpened laws and clever enforcement. See California for other examples. Say hello to Kampala Harris. Maybe everything is Nixonian, but it is that case that when everything is Nixonian nothing is. This being a case where the headline blades that Florida’s governor is seeking to rescind Disney’s tax exempt status — ie: A special perk and corporate privilege carved out by previous governing officials. And from there the commentary of Disney’s sanctified history as against actions made by Florida culture warrior politicians becomes wholly surreal.

Did you hear about Disney’s new conception of an immersed reality? Haven’t we been there?

The President isn’t Well

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

Not all that impressed or startled by the image of the president falling as he walks down a flight of airplane stairs — it happens to young men sometimes and will happen to old men more often. But file it away as a reference point web n more serious

I can interpret the image of Biden shaking into thin air as he looked over at a mob gathering about Obama and then walking off a bit more generously than, say, the YouTube clips thrown by Sky News. A “shouldn’t they be streaming to see me, who is after all President?” as opposed to the dementia assumed. It is a only a bit more generous, as the game comes that everyone wants to see Obama, damnedit.

Trump was not well. Reagan was not well in time. Nixon was not well. Wilson was not well.

We can assume that the Democratic Party are trying to figure out how to steer a new candidate for 2024. And this does not even necessarily mean Biden is policy wise a failure — I am a minor fan of various one term presidents — political failures and otherwise, and with Biden the political dilemma is something that “the center cannot hold” — where a center means dragging in the remnant of some rust belt voters who are recouping to the sounds of an Alexandria O. Cortez. (Call it false consciousness if you want, and I heard a liberal podcast offer in terms of sizing up dim prospects in Ohio or Pennsylvania senate elections the need for “deprogramming” “brainwashing” in the face of, say, JD Vance.)

By definition, any hope of a center holding for long was in trouble. The center is too old.

If it makes one feel better, he is in better shape than Diane Feinstein. Say you want about James Inhofe, but at least he knows to retire before he hits 90.

plots against order

Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Protecting the president. Or, I guess, not. I sense if one wanted to, they could backtrack some details to lazily hypothesize on the JFK assassination, or project such an idea onto a Trump contingent chipping about secret service jobs in the Biden years.

Conspiracy theorists, UFO hunters among first to flock to Obama’s once-secret presidential records. Sure — who else is interested in such dry materials except people seeking dots to connect in prearranged shapes?

Wait. Haven’t we heard this one hereabouts? Four people were arrested in Germany and weapons were seized in an investigation into suspected anti-government extremists who allegedly planned to cause a long nationwide blackout and kidnap well-known figures including the country’s health minister, authorities said Thursday. Michigan governors have a word of comparison here — unless, as some believe, that was the FBI leading in on it.

I see a Guardian article going into laborious detail on just what this wacky device is

Sunday, April 10th, 2022

Reportedly Donald Trump had a burner phone, used presumably, inferentially, or allegedly to organize the events of January 6. Surely, though, as events and details are disentangled to … No one’s satisfaction… We can refrain from presumptions of scafflowing (back in the day, keepers were assumed the province of drug dealers and pimps, right?) — and we can still maintain a place for burner phones and throw up that slogan — “When Burner phones are outlawed, only outlaws will have burner phones”.

Dimensions misunderstood

Saturday, April 9th, 2022

And maybe I am giving too much credit in this here binary political culture, but I really don’t think there is a contradiction with this. To a Federalist article — “Cancel your Disney Vacation and go to Bollywood instead” a tweet barks out:

Cancel your Disney vacation and support *checks notes* proud queer icon and longtime supporter of LGBTQ rights Dolly Parton

A supposed “gotcha” in the culture wars. And it depends, I guess, on what precisely one is “boycotting”…

… Whether accurate or not not the issue at hand in claiming “hypocrisy”…

Sure, and Dolly Parton crafted her image off of cheap hookers, and her exaggerated features seem to borrow gay culture in the form of echoing drag queens. But then what is the song “Joline” but some cluster fuck of accepting a smugly cheating husband and accepting herself as blame-worthy? A fear seems to be that the corporate creation of art will shutter meaningfully problematic art such as that with definitions of problematic set by someone else.

Or, you skip to this:

A polling story comes out. Weird headline. Big support for the gays. Half support for the trans. Whatever the heck the terms get set on and are supposed to mean when things comes down to finessing elementary grade education and smirking at athletic disparities.

See where it takes the culture, I guess.