Archive for June, 2022

Lose

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

I think the polls show about 90 percent of Americans give two rips about 90 percent of Abortions (ie: welcome to the first tri-mester, or even earlier with how Virginia’s government is curtailing things), whether they understand it as such or not. We are also stuck in the unwillingness to mediate that ten percent — and so in the show of force now get those curses to Bill Clinton and the terminology of “safe, legal, rare”. And on to a great mass of false notes editorials lecturing in bad faith to assume bad faith in that duo of ten percents — Do I wish to read the article “Think the Bible is anti-abortion? Think again!”.

What Fresh Hell is this?

Curious item in Google news. I have not clicked to read this salon article, as I kind of just want my imagination to fill in the details of what it means to “make sex fun again”.

Amongst the big questions — and just who stopped sex from being fun? (Don’t answer that. You move in multiple directions.)

Interesting this line of thought gets opposed by the other tongue-in-cheekish response: sex strike! Bring out your Lysistrata. And then the ironic pledge toward abstinence. Most of the news references to the “trending on twitter”, random signs and shouts, and celebrity musings come from right-wing media chortling — consult your stereotypes and old George Carlin monologue on sext hating puritanical ” pro-lifers”. If it is hypocritical and simply a public face, so be it, but this is that weird show of frames of references — give them exactly what they say they want — that will show them! It is difficult to decide whether or not to even drag this line of thought up — to even mention its existence is inflating its presence — easy to find the handful of tweets and comments and shuffle it into a story to mock in “bro-comedy” styling.

Sometime early in this century I saw a flip of the old moral panic — “What the He’ll is wrong with the kids? They are having more premarital sex, and doing more drugs than ever!”. — to a new one — ” What the Helll is wrong with the kids? They’re having less premarital sex and doing less drugs than ever!”. The two moral panics now lay side by side — dip into both when inconvenient. (Sex down because boys are zonked out on more available porn and so now what is suggested by such statistics is a new lack of intimacy and personal connection. You… Just… Can’t… Win.)

The couple of fringe elements

Monday, June 27th, 2022

A few years back, Katha Pollitt writing for The Nation — confronted with this and that state restriction — posited the question of “where would we be without Roe v Wade?”, and came to the answer ” right where we are”. It is an intellectual argument against Roe, likely shared with more gusto by George Will, and probably abandoned in full by Pollitt in the next paragraph or article. Still, having been made, it does land on some nuances for a bottom line point:

Oughts nostalgia act Pink has stated that she does not want her to listen to her music anymore. It does occur to me that the technology is probably such that a “denial of service” can pop up for someone downloading Pink songs if the computer has links to antiabortion links and materials in the cache — if that is what she or her corporate contracts want.

We all know how this is going to end. There will be a movie with a pro-choice message, perhaps animated. It will do relatively lackluster business. So there will come a few editorials and a bunch of tweets angry at Misogynistic America’s unwillingness to support women’s narratives. A tragedy, this.

And skipping into the Oregonian / Oregonlive photo collection –– a few Damned Commies.

On the other hand, at least they aren’t the “black blocks”– ” antifa” –the rioters, smashing things up for the cause. You look about, and find them in there. These three make their point — what it is — within the broader group — advertising that they themselves are not the voting pool from which the Democratic Party would chase, even as they are surrounded by them.

Note: Stalin implemented a ban. But I guess these are Trotskyites? Not that I don’t suspect there is no difference (to use a triple negative) — as events warrant, a Premier Trotsky would adjust policy lines for the needs of the ongoing revolution.

I note they fit a definition of “moderate” — the radicals, as I define it here, are the ones breaking windows, or just as much — and there things blur into one incoherent mess over scattered points in time — a Starbucks here, a DNC headquarters there, a “Crisis Pregnancy Center” then. Mostly whatever is in the way at the end of a winding path. I have no idea on if I were to venture through into downtown Portland if my favorite graffiti slogan — the one that showed up after the big outburst post – Floyd — that “Riots are my Gender” — is back. Mingled as we are with “pride month”, I guess that would make more sense now than it did then.

That “Chris pregnancy center” smashing is interesting — demonized here and there but where I just land on the simple problem — manning (womaning?) these things a productive use of their time in providing that “acting on their ideals” line (on the lecture on what “pro-life” ought mean). Shutter them down and their only option then available is to stand in front of a Planned Parenthood or abortion clinic and yell, which strikes me as a less productive and more antagonizing use of their time.

… Or, there lay another defining for “moderate” and “radical” based not one whit on political and policy platform.

gay republicans and culture wars

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

I more or less sympathize (though not exactly relate) with this gay Republican, even if basically anyone in public life will be able to portray a victim stature and we get that with such people as this politician (what is the equivalent term for “Uncle Tom” a gay population may blast him as?), but then things get warbled round about here:

Stonewall was not about shoving into the face of society the agenda of same-sex relationships,” he said in a recent interview with National Review, referring to the riots that are often considered the start of the gay-rights movement in America. “It was, ‘Accept me and leave me alone and let me be free.’ And that’s how we should do it.”

That is debatable. It seems to me. It had as much to do with not viewing everything and the very existence as an act of shoving it in the face as, with many participants therein — and here it was the “unrespectables” jumping in the foreground past the “respectables” — who were content to proceed with the ritual dog and pony show that were these busts and disperse — the “unrespectables” stay by wanting to shove it in their face. Dissect the phrase “We’re here. We’re queer. Get used to it” at one’s leisure. Though there does appear to be some retroactive mythologing to fit approved radical narratives — there’s some activist the transgendereds claim who simply wasn’t.

The next problem with this politician comes in staring at the Texas Republicans’ platform — if we think we have modulated to a point where one can comfortably jump over to a new right side of the culture wars one where you throw out a giant raspberry at kvetching at the underperformance of the new Buzz Lightyear movie, or nod in understanding at the drag queen commentator (a minor celebre for the “right”) who asks the question “What is your obsession with having us read storybooks to your kids?” — the Texas Republicans jump in to remind us the spirit of Roy Moore lurks and looms.

The genius of Donald Trump was always that, quote – in – quote “Trumpism” fits both these sectors and segments of “anti-wokism”. Trump being, after all you know, the first President coming into office favoring gay marriage. And the man who may help facilitate the overthrow of Obergefel — and there I can only state that the politics of that differ from the politics of Roe — unless, I guess, the window breakers of various ” pregnancy crisis centers” and disruptors of Catholic masses (Note the headline at The Nation — “People who have abortions versus The Police. It’s time to pick a side“. A hoary rhetorical split to be sure.) have their way in an alignment of sorts with the Texas Republican party and Clarence Thomas.

I am a little bit surprised that this National Review article doesn’t dip into the problem of the rehabilitation of Romney to fit a narrative on posts Trump horror — they click this New Yorker segment and fail to point out what was happening with Romney’s candidacy —

Republican leaders have made a calculated choice in recent decades. As their reliable cadre of white voters shrank, they realized that they could either try to attract more minorities or try to motivate white citizens who rarely voted by tapping their racial insecurities. When Romney ran, he rejected the latter strategy, Stevens told me. Then came Trump, who embraced it and won. “The G.O.P. has become a white-grievance party,” Stevens said. DeSantis, he believes, is following the Trump playbook.

Romney’s immigration policy and rhetoric … promising that “self deport”ion. We have retrofitting happening here regarding Romney’s actual strategy and policy advocacy. Seemingly just because his next political act is to impeach the bastard. Or because of the Republican postmortem that came after the damned election — not before it.

The Washington Post has an editorial weighing in on Lightyear, which I cannot quite wrap my head around:

Lightyear,” Pixar’s latest attempt to frack its “Toy Story” franchise for profit, is not a very good movie. But it is a useful barometer of the current conservative backlash against LGBTQ rights. If people are truly angered by the lesbian relationship depicted in “Lightyear,” then maybe what seemed like a huge leap into a more tolerant future was just a moment of calm in an ongoing, and intensifying, culture war.

So the logical trajectory of this opinion is something like — (1) This movie sucks, (2) but because you watch a lot of movies that suck in the ways this one does and make them box office successes and get corporations lots of money, that (3) since you are not watching this sucky movie with some LGBT sub or over text in it, you are a bigot. I think that is what Alyssa Rosenberg is saying? More or less?

And the culture war swirls onward and upward.

On congressional hearings today and yesterday

Saturday, June 18th, 2022

The teapot dome scandal investigations occurred to largely a public yawn. But that plausibly disengaged president was deceased and his attached cronies were successfully detached from his successor — so the public could mentally shake it off to the past. Though Harding left office with sky – high approval, the public could now retroactively lower them without accruing this to the high approval for Coolidge.

It has been a while since we have had a popular president. Not that any presidents deserve such a thing.

Currently we have something called a “January 6th committee”, by definition a partisan prosecution since it is an accounting of the issues of one party that can’t take a variant of the Harding to Coolidge move. That Cheney sits on the committee — serving a role Republicans had taken in the Watergate hearings for a public face to wash out the partisan jabs of the Democrats — gets fingered by the Trump base as a sign of her perfidy. The descriptions of the account by partisan Republicans — and for that matter some independents compelled by the suggestion — lay out the basic political challenges of the manuever. Democrats and Biden are not popular. This presents a funny hypothetical — imagine there was an assassination plot against a sitting President hatched and carried out by members of Congress. Imagine that the President had an approval rating of 30 percent in the polls. By the implication of the point made here — should any investigation of this be assumed a partisan ” wag the dog” act of misdirection, and further implication can only be done if the President had an approval rating above 60%? The other kind of amusing jab is to posit the “slick my produced tv” programming. Sure — and they would be more damned if it were shortly produced.

In a year we will enjoy the repeat of the Benghazi hearings, only this time with Hunter Biden centered stage.

Alaska voted, oddly

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

Alaska shakes the game up with a convoluted election process — it is a “top four” primary and “ranked choice instant run-off” special election general. Now, thanks to Washington and California, we have the practical nuances of top two primaries. Maine and San Francisco are giving us the practical nuances of Ranked choice instant run-off.

It strikes me that for the third party gadfly messenger, a top two basically shuts you out where a top four gives you one decent in — at least to canvass and campaign for a while — and a spot you have to at least prove yourself somewhat electorally.

Sarah Palin leads — a political comeback after a bizarre gubernatorial stint years’ back. Nick Begich follows, the Republican successor to a long time statewide Democratic Party dynasty — a good sense of partisan head winds I suppose. Al Gross follows, the “independent” Senate candidate who the state Democratic party threw their support behind. This is a lot of name recognition pushing the top three to the top. Behind them was the race for the fourth slot. It appears that the actual Democrat, Mary Peltola, made her way to the slot — a slight surprise — in an instant runoff situation Al Gross recall beating a campaign.

The big news is that Santa Claus, an elected politician — on the city council for the North Pole, Alaska — and one if them “Democratic Socialists” who pundits suspected may make it off of name recognition — is saddled to sixth place. I suspect the electorate thought it bad form — shady gimmicky name changer.

Most likely we are about to see Palin back — kick her around, I guess. It is as though she never left — popping up here and there to campaign for this and that candidate, and singing on a reality tv contest. I suppose the one thing on ranked choice is that if the majority Republicans do split a ticket, the minority Democrats will shift the third votes into Begich — but the splitting between Gross and Peltola adds that extra step which may not track a handful of votes fully through.

Political nonfictions

Monday, June 13th, 2022

Down goes San Francisco’s DA, and the kvetching reads like this:

Property crimes, which rose during the first year of the pandemic, are generally moving back toward more normal levels, with some exceptions like car thefts.

Car thefts and smash and grabs are more notable and aggravating than a business getting robbed. Years ago a bar / restaurant I frequented had been broken into, a makeshift board placed over glass so the business could continue opening. The co-owner / manager of the establishment was semi-indifferentand could piece together roughly what probably happened — at any rate, the thieves grabbed something that seemed as though it should’ve valuable but really wasn’t. In terms of police reports, this would keep getting shuffled to the bottom of the pile. He imagined when the motion activated video footage was shown, the thief would have a bandana over him and would be unidentifiable — at least, he hoped he would be as the case was not worth it and better to get the insurance money for minor repairs and steel themselves from further misdemenors.

If this crime is down while car thefts are up, that is not good and to phrase it as such is a tad tone deaf.

But regardless of the numbers, Boudin’s opponents have pointed to specific high-profile incidents as a way to bolster their case that the district attorney has failed to keep people safe: After a parolee named Troy McAlister killed two women during a hit-and-run on New Year’s Eve 2020, some residents blamed Boudin’s office, which previously referred McAlister to parole agents rather than filing new charges after some of the man’s prior arrests. Other San Franciscans argue Boudin has not done enough to hold perpetrators accountable for violent attacks against Asian American elders in the city.

Boudin’s office is also just one piece of a complicated legal system: The city’s police department has been arresting far fewer people than it used to, with its lowest clearance rate in a decade.

More sophisticated progressive analyses has it that this is a case of one guy who deserved to be gotten rid of regardless of how other cities shape up, and I can imagine the case is… Probably. You would like elections to be taken in a vacuum, and some counter-veiling realities to permeate: Biden beat out the “defund the police” contingent to win the nomination, did he not? An ex-Republican cleared into the top spot of a “Top two” primary for mayor of Los Angeles. Good for him — though the only thing this gets portrayed as is a victory for Kevin McCarthy as Speaker in November. (Ted Wheeler, I should point out, the much mocked in conservative circles mayor of Portland, was an ex-Republican.)

Another fine moment for the Democrats comes in Colorado, as the strategy of “pick the opponent” brings up Ron Hanks so Michael Bennett will win. I suppose it is not quite as big stakes risk as Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race, but one senator who will toss aside electoral results is one Senator who will toss aside electoral results. Meantime, I note a Twitter thread from a self described “middle of the road”-er not much caring for the January 6th hearings when crime and mass shootings and inflation need addressing — this a person who, mind you, was all agog against Trump during the events. This is the dilemma of the hearings — and always would be — we live in a world of problems and that happens to be one of them, address it and less oxygen exists with these other problems. Perception wavers against the Democrats. Though it is probably not taken in with the general public, Democratic Party’s cynical actions in Pennsylvania and Colorado undercut their message on January 6, and lead into the ” partisan hatchet job” counter-attack.

Toppermost Guns

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Linked mostly unironically mostly taking its semi a conspiratorial analysis in as analysis: Top Gun Inspires Patriotic Fervor As Search Trends To “Become Fighter Pilot” Soar. From the messages of Zero Hedge and Alex Jones, it is an odd message: is it… Good?… that this movie is making superb Patriots of the public, in an environment where the immediate combat missions looming come out of pot commitment and mission creep for Ukraine against Russia, on behalf of “internationalists” of NATO, a war these people consider at best “not our battle” at worst a slimy “fighting on the wrong side”, resplendent in politically correct messaging coming out of the Department of Defense — celebrate pride — and articles from some liberal sources on that score sell the war in the same culture war battle that Putin is selling.

In a slightly awkward environment — say, Cold War and the original Top Gun movie — the overwhelming message of Top Guns popularity and use as military recruitment tool would be “Suck it, liberals! America, F*** yeah!”. Here, in the Alex Jones sphere — things get more blurred.

Though, it could mean Tom Cruise has escaped the popular perceptions off of Scientology based couch jumping.

Confusion reigns further afield. The liberal podcast I listen to weekly chimes in on one Republican primary candidate who takes “an anti-war stance” — good, “but” the kind of anti-war that appeases Putin. We proceed with no sense of contradictions.

I note the straightening in of different materials to fit narratives every which place. The Reason magazine podcast has one of its editors flubbing information from a Glenn Greenwald editorial — mis-stating out his premise of leftists committing acts of terror not being id-d as leftist as against the partisan findings from hate acts — id-ing the man who shot Scalaise Republicans at the Capitol Hill baseball game as example — and here the Reason magazine editor misstated that the Buffalo shooter was found to be referring Rachel Maddow and the like — having to make the correction that he mixed the two up. An odd mistake, as the politics of everyone here was never in doubt or mis-stated. But he was running from a preconceived proposition, and unconsciously fit them in.

… Which, I guess, is better than the conscious re-conceptions from the Huffington Post writer and Michelle Goldberg of the NYT regarding Johnny Depp’s aquittal. It was a case I was following not at all and know only commentary and commentary off commentary — so I have no idea if justice was a mis-carriage. I suspect not, as we are lobbed with the this here thing:

Whether you like Heard or not ? hell, whether you believe her or not ? is almost beside the point.

I suppose the question on the audacity of the facile of this statement comes down to the definition of “almost”. But ” whether you believe her or not” IS THE POINT. In a case that has to be narrowly defined as meaning nothing beyond its case and circumstances — “message” be damned.

Sigh.

Lpac relevant in Michigan

Monday, June 6th, 2022

Tying the horrors of a racist shooting in Buffalo to the war in Ukraine, Diane Sare drops a load. Aiming the message at Kim Iverson. As seen here, “that dog don’t hunt”.

The thread for the shooter’s confounded belief system (which includes holding that Fox News is run by Jews) runs more in parallel with what miko dzagi is selling here:

In the wake of another damned shooting, we get some quote about the “new violence” by an instigator of the Old Violence. (Enough amends with their old punching with nun chuck bags of the cpusa for the cpusa to have attended a conference for those Chinese reds alongside the larouchies, fwiw .). And, regarding this — to be sure, this is one hellava degree into the morass belonging to the labor committees over cpi.

Hm. I prefer a diet of Marx/Engels/Lenin/Stalin/Mao as well as a hefty dose of LaRouche optimism.

Also shadowing the conspiracy theorizing and presumptions of elite concoctions behind political arguments — James Lindsey.

LPAC continues to worship Trump and sell every trump loving media item. Over on the other Larry he group, Helga gives China happy talk.

Clinton Crime Family“?

Boo!

Boo, again. Cue Larouche blandishments against King, with new innovation of references against Caleb Maupin as copying Larouche’s act. (Some links rolling through the nature of his group available out of this, a whole bunch of praises and partnership history in this thread). … And memes kinda floating from familiar texts. Puppet strings, huh? [Probably out of “first principlesmore than entangled Larouchism. Sure. Communist Soviet Union a “British” or Jewish project. Sure. The question.]

BOO!

I am not going to sing the praises of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, but that was a good moment she had when confronted by the crazy sputtering loon of a Larouchie. It becomes fascinating to see how it gets chunked into Larouchie lore — I am not horribly impressed by ambush politics anyways in the best of circumstances (Hi Beto!), but when confronted by seeming unstable person — you smile, nod, de-escalate.

Well, that’s one logical inference. I always found it interesting how the import of these rock bands and counter culture from UK was called “the british invasion”

And this is a tweet that must confound the Larouchies, big sellers of the “Neo- Nazi troop battalion in Ukraine!” Come charge they be — Sure, Azov has a few token Jews to show off. There is a history of clever neo-Nazi groups here in the US such as the Lyndon LaRouche cult pioneering such tactics. We’re not fooled. Meantime — Wagner Operatives, huh?

Heh. Schiller would spit LaRouche (owner of that linked site) right in her face.

EGO Stripping Exercise

This is a good sum of splitting some “conspiracy analysis” truth from different cultish interpretations of same. I hope you understand the difference between “CIA used various fronts, Ford Foundation is one of them, to sow chaos in academia during the Cold War and enforce cultural hegemony” is different than “LaRouchies, milita movements and neo-Nazis are angry someone wrote about them”. Hot wire the conspiracy so you are at the center of it. Shave away the inconvenient messiness of history.

I await the bashing of the NYT for bringing up this: In Michigan, Ms. Mitchell’s group held a training session in May that was sponsored in part by a coalition of grass-roots groups called the Michigan Election Protection Team. The R.N.C.’s state election integrity director brought together the coalition to recruit poll workers. According to its website, the coalition includes LaRouchePAC, a committee dedicated to Lyndon LaRouche, the deceased conspiracy theorist, and Let’s Fix Stuff, an outfit run by a former Republican state senator who has promoted a theory about the 2020 election that Republican Michigan Senate leaders denounced as “indefensible.” The Rachel Marrow Show has picked up on that paragraph, so comes a new deluge of comments. And a retooling of the “I thought he was dead / He’s still alive?” line of old.

Spiritual heirs of post election charges of fraud — Trump’s Pac charges that a 52 percent margin of a loss by their candidate hadja been fixed. Reminding me of their post election analysis when Barney Frank beat Rachel Brown — the “Vault” did something nefarious.

MEMORIES

Reminds me of Lyndon Larouche. One of his volunteers came to my house when Bill Clinton was running for re-election, my dad politely declined saying that he planned to vote for Bill again, dude got quite angry with him.

They were very active in my area prior to the Occupy movement. I have many anecdotes about interacting with them… but people always think I’m exaggerating. They would aggressively heckle and troll Ralph Nader or Green Party events… and after inevitably being kicked out, they would regroup outside and sing Christmas carol style songs about how evil Nader is and how good John Kerry is. I once spent a lunch break eavesdropping on their members doing publicity on a street corner. One was trying to explain how LaRouche was correctly predicting a future steel-shortage that would crash the economy (unless LaRouche was elected and built a bunch of rail.) … he kept pointing to a graph on their magazine saying “saying, see how this line shows how there will be a steel shortage.” The pedestrian he was talking to just said, “but what data is this from?” The LaRu smugly corrected and said: “it’s not a graph, it’s an animation!”… 3. I was radicalized by the US invasions after 9/11. My first larger political experience was the Iraq war and I was very new to the left. I met some LaRouche people and tried to network for an anti-war thing I was doing and gave them my number. … they left increasingly hostile and threatening voice mail for weeks and weeks. Doing like good-cop bad-cop strategies on my voice mail. One would call and scream and then another would call and leave a message apologizing but also heavily moralizing me.

Speaking of LaRouchies I saw one of their Canadian devotees (Matthew Ehret) was on Christopher James’ show last month. The Queen and therefore Canada’s government is bad, which has always been used a proxy to attack the American republic. Canada killed Lincoln. Or something like that.

Wow, there still are LaRouche fans ? I remember one telling me Prince Philip ordered JFK’s assassination about 20 years ago, lol.

And I’ve had run-ins with members of this cult back in college. They act like there’s an impending economic collapse just right around the corner, and only god-emperor LaRouche can save us.

I had a LaRouche person try to get me sign her petition. They didn’t mention the LaRouche (it was on the flyer) and told me they were for culture and the arts.

I remember years ago a woman outside a government building was promoting Lyndon Larouche. We had a conversation and I can see the crazy in her eyes. When I was leaving, she was getting hostile.

Muppets family Christmas, recorded on vhs from 1987, with an hour long infomercial by Lyndon LaRouche accidently taped on afterwards… was the best tradition to watch all of it at my house growing up

Hm. Parents had Ron Paul / Larouche newsletters, and gaming stores had ironic / not ironic nazi clientele. Different experiences than mine.

I have an aunt who gave me the manifesto when I was a young punk, but her son was in LaRouche’s cult and I got some of his pamphlets from her, and I was more interested in giggling at that nonsense to read anything seriously. They have names like “Children of Satan” and “The Sexual Congress of Cultural Fascism.” Regarding their content, I seem to remember them applying right wing thinking to left wing ideas. I was a teenage crust punk, and it was clear to even me Larouche was wrong headed. (“nick” asks for “what is so absurd” and “do you believe in satan?”)

I grew up camping in Mich-mostly at state parks & all over incl UP. My Dad & bro went 2 Isle Royale. I sat that out. NO interest in straining water 4 parasites lol. My dad told us of sovereign citizens/militia & Larouche loons. We heard stories.

This is unhelpful but Larouche’s people used to show up and demonstrate at St. John’s College in Annapolis when I was a student. Something about us being a bench for the CIA.

Been in Virginia 40 years now, Tidewater area for half that. It’s always been Delmarva. DMV is where you go to be harassed by Lyndon LaRouche supporters.

One time I got dragged to a Lyndon LaRouche meeting because somebody said they had a telescope to look at Mars. At the meeting they were disparaging public school education, pointed at me and said they bet I couldn’t draw a line segment with a length of the square root of two. I took their ruler and made an isosceles right triangle, with side length one. They acted surprised and asked me where I had seen that before, and I said: “public school.” Nobody talked to me afterwards and the telescope was disappointing. 20 years later and still bothers me.

I got wrangled into going to a LaRouche meeting and listened to Mozart while a guy tried to get me to sell all my possessions

When I was about 11, I discovered LaRouche at the news stand. At first, I was like, wait! This guy’s brilliant. By the time I was 14, I saw him as a mental patient.

Benefits of online service for dmvs in Virginia: Also, I don’t have to walk past the Lyndon LaRouche supporters anymore.

HISTORY

Looking back to Zeitgiest.

I remember good ol’ Lyndon LaRouche claiming I.F. Stone’s book on Socrates was published to prime the public against him in the ‘84 election. Talk about ego!

I relate to lyndon larouche, i really do. he was a guy who had lotsa opinions, and brother i can tell ya when you have lotsa opinions people get mad!!!!

I’m currently imagining James Burnham, Lyndon LaRouche, and Murray Bookchin attending the same Socialist Workers Party meeting and being like “yup we’re all committed Marxists glory to Leon Trotsky long live the 4th internationale”

The Dutch political party Vrijzinnige Partij argues for A 432 as a standard on the unverified grounds that Joseph Goebbels was responsible for the adoption of A 440, and that it causes “disarray” in music and society.

Labor Committees still exist?

The weird go-to blame that accrues to 1920s Trotskyites.

The Jews are responsible for all the —-“. (Says… Goldstein?)

To be fair, the yippies contemporaneously were annoyed by the hippies and prone to dip into conspiratorial and semi-conspiratorial ranting on from whence they came. (and defending the line presented here… Well, the term “rock and roll conservative” was bandied about as a marketing term.). I do not believe Hitler ever advocated a “new dark age“.

1994 … Back when the Larouchies were warning frantically that Moscow would take Ukraine. Third Rome and all that.

I think this is an allusion to, say, the mayorial candidate in LA on a “law and order” kick. Nothing terribly wrong with this party maneuvering particularly on the municipal level — It is not the same as the Larouchies or the White nationalists in Idaho this year.

Why NAWAPA was insane.

summer of love

NATLFED at Operation Mop Up.

How to

Alternate histories for Democratic Socialists.

Even Raymond Eddé, a secularist who hated the far-right, made the mistake of having meetings with Lyndon Larouche. Larouche hated Kissinger so Raymond Eddé thought he could be an ally. Larouche was a strange beast. Was Marxist before taking a hard right turn I remember reading some of his pamphlets on streets of NYC early 2000’s and not getting a clear idea of his positions. Local friends had to give me more context. So I forgive R Eddé for getting it wrong.

Alex Jones a secret commie, gate keeping the right for the Commies, as is Putin. Oh, and Mossad to boot.

Long list of third party candidates — and the classic line of “the Dems shoulda gone with Henry Wallace!” told in jest. (More on the problems when counterfactual history mingled with the conspiracy mindset: He literally thinks reason why Russian Revolution didn’t spread to USA is because of Oregon Treaty of 1846, a year before Treaty of Cession, even though boundaries were defined in 1818. Fits a narrative, I guess. Then there’s Napoleon Bonaparte and Chinggis Khagan were proto-communists. If you don’t understand this, then you aren’t a socialist. That is a joke, right?)

Good used book find.

Odd thread of Russian history.

I think there’s an excellent one-act play to be written set in the cell LaRouche and Jim Bakker shared in federal prison.

My only personal experience with LaRouchies were how theyd ruin every protest in the 00s. Like a dozen would show up to an anti-war protest, represent less than .001% of the crowd, just do incredibly embarassing shit and local media would invariably train all their cams on them

AUSTRALIA VOTES

About as much coverage as they garner, this is about how most “what’s on the ballot” articles address the Australian Citizens Party::

The Citizens Party (formerly the Citizens Electoral Council) has a predominant focus on all things economics and business. Their policies are focused on big banks, making a “public post office a people’s bank” and rejecting the “hysteria and alarmism” associated with climate change. 

They also want to help the population “rise above” addictive violent video games, dangerous drugs, mass-produced Hollywood movies and banal popular music. Yep, you read that right.

They have candidates in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and New South Wales.

Making the pitch: ACP policies, claims Isherwood, “oppose the tyranny of those who wish misery on the world by reducing human beings to less than beasts, inducing them to accept less than their true human potential, and denying justice, in all its forms, to those who need it.” “This”, said Isherwood at the party’s campaign launch on Feb 10 this year, “does not make us popular.”

This candidate receives his greatest applause when backing protectionist economic measures. He never mentions China, Russia, Ukraine, or Britain. And he equivocates a tad when confronted by opposition to nuclear power.

COMPARISONS

Blake Masters. Ryan Kelley. Fred Phelps, Tucker Carlson. Corbyn. Mangabeira, Foucault, Ayn Rand, Zizek, Meszaros, é uma fileira de malucos que não acaba mais. Snooping Dog, Enema Man. Chomsky, Carbo. The Finders. Geoff Young (Democratic primary winner in lopsided Republican district. Theoretically has appeal.). Connor Lamb. Jimmy Dore. George Carlin, out of a bang your head against the wall framing on Chappelle. Thomas Riggins. Since candidate Geoff Young gets the comparisons, may as well sell him on Larouche. Michael Chertoff. Nina Turner. Vaush. Jim Ziegler. Beto O’Rourke. DSA. Bob Katter. Nick Adams. Forrest Gump. Naomi Wolf. Carl Paladino. Elon Musk. Bilderburg Crasher filming stunters. Ross Perot. Ryan Kelley, again, in the news and more load adjacent than ever.

Geoffrey Young jumps right into it.

Jacobin covers the classical music / capitalism vortex.

The working class love 5’7″ guys who can’t groom themselves and sit in their basement all day yelling about Lysenko. You go to any factory worker in America and they love hearing about this.

Har de har har.

One question on this Tarpley analysis: I feel he’s being used to split the 9/11 truther movement from Larouche mvt. Present tense?

The problem in this bit on CEC: “how banks are going to steal all your money” is an issue to deal on in regulation. The problem here is in failing to differentiate the policy aims of Bill Clinton, but that game continues. The problem with this is that the wlym did not exist in the 1980s. The problem with this is he appears to be suggesting “US Senator” means something in validating words.

I am surprised that there are still political candidates invoking the name of Lyndon LaRouche to bolster their candidacies — and that they can find volunteers who are willing to canvass for them on the streets of Harlem.

LPAC gets Texas Republican group to do that resolution for banning the fed. Ron Paul lay the groundwork, methinks.

Point: The attacks on “patriotic socialism” function primarily to keep people limited to a “class struggle” dogma. Counterpoint: What part of “No war but class war” am I missing?. And, yes, from anything even hinting at Marxist a point of view, the American Revolution was not a Revolution but mere reforming.

What do Leninists have to do with anything?

There’s no essence to anything haz says and his fans will never organize anything. They can organize a lunch bucket!

Big on NAWAPA.

Answer to this question: the deed is done. Slightly modify the formulation, though.

No answer: Daniel I’m a fan, but why do LaRouche hate Zizek/Hegel? Because they overcame the Plato/Aristotle division you guys love?

Trying to sell Larouchies as the real influencer instead of the over-hyper Dugin. Strange pissing contest, or hype machine. Worth pointing out Dugin has stated his role is over-stated, but I guess someone from a point of strength is inclined to do so. (Noting how lay viewers see the Larouche — Glazyev connection.)

Sales pitch to pacifists.

podcast

No, I can’t say that I am looking for podcast reviews of Edgar Allen Poe that include “Larouche interpretations”, but depending — I am not totally against the lark. So, Kings Cast edition 11 — to these podcasters — beware of an email entirety from out of LPAC or out of LORG.

A1 uses: Once I get my invite all I am going to do is type in combos of words from Lyndon Larouche pamphlets for months on end.

Diane Sare Runs

Leaving the supermarket just now, I was asked to sign a petition to get someone on the New York ballot for Senate. I asked what party, and I was told LaRouche Independent. I laughed a little and said that I don’t vote for crazy people. I wonder if I should have laughed more.

Was handed one of your calling cards yesterday with a request to sign to get your name on the ballot. I said I’d read up on you. Glad I did. You’re nuts.

Hitting Albany.

The deed is done, a photo-op of ballot access is lobbed, and …

Support coming in! If Schumer doesn’t get some kind of reconciliation bill passed every DSA person should endorse the Larouche lady running against him it’s not like he’s gona lose so might as well. Also it would be really funny

Apparently a good jumping to point (archive dot org has old Michael Hillingdon interviews), Diane Sare hit Ang Ating Katipunan on Radio DZAR. Nothing came out of it.

Meantime… The best story the Bay Area press missed out on in the #CAPrimary: Ned Nuerge, running as a REPUBLICAN against @RepBarbaraLee used to head up the Lyndon LaRouche contingent that routinely got elected to the @AlamedaCoDem Central Committee #Eurasianlandbridge Cc: @eastbaycitizen

More Salesmanship

Subscribe to a patreon for thingy:. Also subscribe to see an ” unfolding personal meltdown manifesting itself as increasingly unhinged posts about Lyndon Larouche. “. I have no choice but to take the word for it.

RUAwakeyet 1984 World” tries to sell Larouche to conspiracists opposed to his mass of policies.

Random supporter — “Larouche lives through me”, going to name first son after the dead cult leader.

Not winning this twitterer: Look at Lyndon Larouche’s positions on homosexuality when the weather is less beautiful and we’ll talk about it again

okay so i came up with this new political philosophy. it’s basically the last anti establishment idea you can have now. so i call it “maga marxism,” and i know what you’re thinking, but i just read the wiki page for lyndon larouche, and- hey where are you going i have a substack,

Jacques Cheminade knocking on doors. Maybe you can time a meeting so he can be meeting with you when the Jehovah’s Witnesses come knocking and arrange for a meeting of the minds.

I came here to exonerate LaRouche and chew bubble gum…and I’m all out of bubble gum. Cute, but they apparently hate pro wrestling and its stars’ movies.

The Royals and Royal Adjacent

Meghan Markle makes a quick unannounced at not noticed jaunt to a memorial for Uvalde. A good deal of in jest comments abound that … She’s running for office and… Cue any variation on the Simpson’s line. The feeding frenzy shapes up in The Spectator, premise picked up by prominent Twitter Larouchie, and… Hm. To be sure, a concerted photo does not require it announced at the time of the photo op-ing. Beyond that, I remain mum.

YARVIN!!!!