Thursday, April 27, 2017

Stayin' Alive

                           In a strange display of Nuclear Idol, try to judge the scariest video!
                    North Korea's is pretty epic. But then so is the U.S.'s impressive dick waving;
                                       I think both our Dear Leaders are taking too much Viagra.
It's hard to gauge what to think, from one day to the next.
I think Donald Trump has had the most impressive 100 days in office I have ever witnessed,
If you like chaos, that is.
He is hardly alone, when it comes to a president's first 100 days of war,
Bush, attacked Afghanistan & Iraq and Obama, promised more troops in Afghanistan.
 Because, we are perpetually at war.
It seems as if Trumps at war with almost everyone. It's so bad, his wife is probably relieved to stay in Manhattan, so she can get a minute's peace. She probably has no problem with the Donald's "First Daughter" being installed as some kind of mock " First Lady."
There's the Bannon-Kushner rivalry, with Bannon getting kicked off the NSC, then there's the Flynn dismissal.
Trump tried to get a travel ban, that's in limbo.
 "Nobody knew it could be so complicated", when it comes to Obamacare, it went nowhere.
 Mexico refuses to pay for his ludicrous wall, he's broken his promise to stay out of Syria, he flooded the swamp with more Goldman ex-employees & K-Street lobbyists.
As far as the art of the deal is concerned, he hasn't made one yet.
 He's attacked Nordstrom's, for not wanting to carry his daughters merch,  He's managed to bully Canada and Mexico with threat's, along with North Korea.
 He was going to get rid of NAFTA, now it's up for "renegotiating" after phone calls from Mexico and Canada. It's going to take more than some tweets for this.
Now, Trump is introducing his bigliest tax cut plan, who know's what will happen with that, because there will be a yuuuuge, $3-7 trillion shortfall.
The only thing he's managed to do is get Gorsuch on the Supreme Court.
Score one for the Donald.
 Show all the video's you want, if people are still watching the MSM 's fear porn and believe everything that's on TV, then there will probably be more footage of virtual bombs. Trump's next 100 days of tweets will probably be filled with more threat's, I guess you could call them tweet bombs.
I guess the most we can say about Trump's first 100 days is that we've all survived, despite the shock, hysteria and awe. I am trying to find a way to care about the next 100.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A Piece Of Cake

We have been here before, bombing the crap out of a Middle Eastern country, over weapons of mass destruction. This is nothing new and it will just keep going on and on. A $315,000,000 bomb?
That was the one we delivered to Afghanistan. There's always money for war and war is made as a matter of routine now. There's no need to declare it or get Congress or the Senate to vote on it. Just do it. Like the Nike commercial says.
I don't know anyone who voted for war.
Trump was supposedly against it. Like most politicians, you can't believe anything they say.
The last week has been nothing but bombs, chaos and confusion. What one thing that he promised has he actually achieved, for the Americans that voted for him?
The whole Republican Party is backing his warmongering. McCain and Lindsey Graham are delighted. Handing defense contractors more money is just more of the status quo he said he was running against, Understand, that Trump is not acting alone,
I seriously doubt anyone who voted for Trump will hold his feet to the fire and demand he come through with what he said he would. I don't know if there's something in the water or just listening to Brian Williams croon about "beautiful missiles"
 I have no explanation for why people who voted for this dude just don't care what he does.
So why even vote? It's not that Hillary would have been any better, she probably would have set off some bombs too. Why is it that war is always on the White House agenda?
So Donald Trump bombed a Syrian airfield and then a bunch of tunnels in Afghanistan, built by the CIA back when the Mujaheddin were fighting the Russians. He did this over a beautiful piece of chocolate cake. Is it a metaphor?
 Is bombing a country a piece of cake for him?
I actually talked to some people who voted for Trump, about his bombing other countries.
Turns out, they just tell me that they voted for him because Hillary was a worse choice.
They seem to have no cogent thoughts either way about Trumps war policy.
They don't really think about it.
One person actually told me that Trump isn't in charge so he's not really making these decisions.
Let that sink in...
If that's the case, why would you even vote? It's like voting for Howdy Doody or Kermit the Frog.
 If, on some level, you are aware that the President isn't really "The Decider" Why would you continue to participate in a system that doesn't give a rat's about you?
So, people believe Trump meant everything he said to get elected, and they think that once a person is elected President and get's into office, he doesn't have any power to do anything any way.
I don't know whether this is a majority of people who believe this or not.
 It just doesn't seem like people are capable of looking at a system where they seem to know on some level that something is terribly wrong, yet they will continue to line up and vote in a system where your only choices are bad ones. No one questions that?
As if that wasn't enough, not one person I talked to even asked how many people died as a result of these bombings.
What has the death toll been? It's hard to find a legitimate count of how many people have died so far, this was the closest I could find;  1,472 Syrians, that's not including the 94 people the "mother of all bombs" killed this week in Afghanistan.
I can only surmise that this is what happens in a country that has been at constant war for decades. With no real draft, declaration or vote to approve going to war with another country. Americans act like these bombs aren't killing actual human beings. Maybe it's like a video game to them, I just don't know.
We're supposedly a Christian nation and on this Easter Sunday, does anyone even spare a thought about the damage we have caused in the space of a week to the people of Syria and Afghanistan?
Will any of these fundamentalist religious zealots, like Vice President Mike Pence, even spare a prayer for the people we bombed?
I guess most people will just be watching their kids tear into their Easter baskets, go on Easter egg hunts and eat their Easter ham.
I can't help but feel sorry for the people burying loved ones, who unlike Jesus, aren't going to rise out of a tomb alive and well, like some zombie fairy tale,
If this is what Trump is capable of in his first one hundred days, Jesus help us all.
Happy Easter.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Continual Warfare

I don't have a TV any longer, but I'm pretty sure Wolf Blitzer can't contain himself, he can fetishize war, instead of trying to justify his career by talking about Donald Trump's tweets.
 This goes for every other Mainstream News Media outlet.
They are all in.
I am guessing that people who voted for Trump think he's making war great again.
One of his campaign promises was to bomb and take the oil from ISIS.
 I don't blame the people who voted for Trump, this would have happened if Hillary had won.
The fact that we are responsible for ISIS, and it's still not clear how that gas attack went down, we are at war in all but name. There doesn't need to be any clear evidence of anything for bombing to start, I think I know why,
The access to military bases and ensuring endless war in the Middle East. The failure of Trump to repeal and replace Obamacare, nullifying his promise on tax reform, both of these campaign promises are DOA, A dismal March jobs report is just in, The chaos of Flynn, Bannon, Nunes, leaving on unpleasant terms, to say the least, left Trump with one of the only things left he could do to scrape together some kind of approval rating that has been in the toilet.
Now the consumption of bread and circuses will increase as people listen to the praise for Tomahawk missiles and utter chaos being rained down once again on Syria.
Since when has this ever gone done well for us?
Don't for a minute think there might not be some blowback from Russia, since there has been Russian hysteria since the Presidential campaign despite there once again, being no evidence.
The Military Industrial Complex wanted this war, it is obvious.
Things must be going very badly indeed, for the economy, much like it tanked during George W. Bush's ramp up to his misguided Middle East cl*%sterF*&ck.
If the powers that be really wanted to, they could have solved this problem through diplomacy.
Oh wait! Thanks to Rex Tillerson, ties with Exxon, it only makes things more suspicious that there's an oil grab going on here. Profits to be made for the usual suspects Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon. I am sure John McCain and Lindsey Graham are already busting out the champagne,
Anyone, who had any thought, that Donald Trump was an "outsider" is misled, the people who fill his cabinet are Goldman bankster "Generals" It seems to me that the only thing that you can count on from voting, is getting a leader who has no interest in you whatsoever, and has every interest in perpetual warfare to keep the defense contractors and lobby bribers happy.
Please stop voting.
Stop consenting to this never ending madness.
I refuse to vote,
 I refuse to be complicit in this war or any other. I grew up during the Vietnam War. It seems to me there has only been a very brief period when there hasn't been a war, I am sick of it.
Sadly, I am pretty sure my voice is one of the few. I don't know anyone who really knows why we are bombing Syria, they don't care.
More money will be siphoned off to this next Middle Eastern misadventure, while the rest of America will slide further into poverty, drug addiction and chaos. That's the legacy of these futile wars.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

"Live For Now" A Kartrashian Dystopia

Anyone feel like having a Pepsi?
I  don't even know how to write about this other than we seem to be at a weird Marie Antionette moment. I don't get how these out of touch marketers or ad campaigners had no idea the blowback this would cause.
Rather, they have no ideas, except, exploit and co-modify. 
When you get to a point in a culture, where Kartrashian's set some kind of "standard" what else is it  going to come down to other than in a rarefied world, where someone is so privileged, that jumping off a photoshoot, with a can of Pepsi and giving it to an unarmed and unmilitarized cop saves the day, It's pretty disheartening.
Being white and a model? Bonus points!
There's been a trend to refine many things in this culture, no, it's not your intellect, it's your eyebrows,
These are stencils, to make your eyebrows look as artificial as possible, like a Barbie doll, Kendall Jenner uses them.
Ancient Egyptians employed this beauty routine.
Nice eyebrows Nefertiti!
 Nothing new going on here, the obsession with the face, painting certain features.
 However, you would think by 2017 we would be navigating the skies in  flying cars using sustainable energy or providing human beings with with clean water, decent living conditions.with access to free education for everyone. 
Instead, we have Pepsi and Nestle buying up the water supply for pennies and selling it to the people of Flint, in their plastic, poison, bottles, ruining the environment.
 Live for now! with Pepsi and perfect eyebrows, plastic surgery and plastic people.
Everyone else that's in the gutter with their raggedy eyebrows? 
Well they can just forget it.
Which brings me back to Marie Antoinette.
 Remember the women of that time, the beauty marks they used to put on their faces?
These marks could convey messages
they were a way to communicate
Could also have been a way to hide the sores from Syphilis

What does this communicate?
photo Daily Mail

We are not the only culture obsessed with looks and superficiality
It's just so disturbing when you have people like the Kartrashian's and 
Ivanka Trump, trivializing protests and influencing policy.
They might as well tell us all to eat cake.
There is a term called "behavioral sink
this came out of John B. Calhoun's experiments, testing the effects of overpopulation on social animals. What happened was a population of mice would overpopulate their environment, peak, then collapse to extinction, 
Social decay would become worse with every generation, which would lead to unrest in the environment and collapse.
The first generation was called "strive" they explored their environment and set up nests. 
Then came "exploit" when the mice population exploded, things started to get overcrowded. Next, came "equilibrium" where the mouse population peaked, 
There was all kinds of behavior dysfunctions the mice displayed, for instance, violence, cannibalism, but I am going to concentrate on the behavior of the mice that withdrew from most mousey socializing, 
They would spend their days, grooming obsessively, they were unintelligent compared to past generations, they were called, "the beautiful ones". 
What it came down to was a lack of space to roam, a lack of resources. 
With over half the country living in poverty, doubled up in houses with many generations, no ability to leave, no money to do so, the only thing left is to keep grooming and perhaps piercing or utilizing tattoos to the point of neurosis.
I can only explain the Kartrashian and Trump behavior as one of social privilege, that they can afford to withdraw, none of them are intelligent in any way that makes them exceptional. However, grooming is the exception, they are exceptionally well groomed. 
I think for most that live in poverty, the only thing they have left, is eyebrows, fingernails and hair. When you don't have the possibility of education, or a way to be creative, this is what you do.
This is where we are now.
This is not a good sign.
To make matters worse a corporation that makes poison drinks, like Pepsi, thinks protests can be entertaining, a joyful experience.
 I don't for a minute think that Kendall Jenner's manager mother didn't have full approval of this commercial and knew it's content, She's the reason why Pepsi had to apologize to Kendall Jenner, who probably made a million, if not more, being the "face" of Pepsi.
So, 'Live For Now" because the future isn't looking very good.                                                                        

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Trumps Tenth Week Of Terrible!

A lot happened this week.
Anyone with a full time job would be hard pressed to keep up with it all.
Let's start with Trump signing another Executive Order making America great again, giving the coal lobby whatever it wants.
Donald Trump was "the biggest recipient" of the coal lobby's dollars, $239,996, exactly.
He's going to bring back coal miners jobs, even though the consensus is, these jobs aren't coming back, bigly.
This Executive order is likely to end up in the courts, again, just like his Immigration Ban.
Trump also had two more Executive Orders to sign on Friday for trade enforcement, then, suddenly, without signing them he left the room, leaving Mike Pence to chase after him.
 I guess he eventually signed them, but who knows? It's like Trump has ADD and can't sit still long enough to complete a task, especially when being asked embarrassing questions about Michael Flynn. Run away! Run away!

After not getting his way on his healthcare, nocare, Trumpcare, Trump has declared war!
 It's a war on his own party, The Freedom Caucus, a band of anti-government radicals who were ok with selling internet users out and handing over our private information to whatever company pays for it, Congress passed it and so did the Senate, at last, something they could agree on!
All it will take is for Trump to sign. He'll probably sign it, because he's a business man, this is why most of my friends voted for him. Even if it's funny business.
Are you getting a feel for the chaos that's going on? This is what happens around psychopaths.
Their actions are capable of causing a lot of confusion and Trump is definitely a psychopath.
While he's busy causing commotion, other things are going on in the background, like war, and I am not talking about the Freedom Caucus.
Syria, Iraq and Yemen conflicts are continuing. We already know Trump wants to ramp up the military spending, completely disregarding the anti war platform stance he took while running for office, (remember, with psychopaths, it's actions, not words)
There's more chaos in the immigrant community since Jeff Sessions came out with threats to revoke federal funds for Sanctuary Cities. Immigration has been an ongoing problem, that outgoing President Obama did little to alleviate and probably made worse. Is this just an empty threat Sessions has been told to use? Is it more talk and no action?
I guess The Devin Nunes affair is background too. It's hard to get a handle on this dude.
 He's chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, seemingly without any intelligence both mental and factual.
 He's leading an investigation into the alleged ties, Trump may or may not have, to the Russian government.
It seems he's been running back and forth (secretly) to the White House, in order to meet a "source."

Are you getting tired yet?  Feeling on edge?
 Is it all getting to be a bit too much?
It's designed to.
 I am already annoyed with the research I have had to do just to make sense of Trumps tenth week in office. It pretty much goes without saying that everything that has happened this week was meant to obfuscate and keep Americans wondering what in the hell is going on?
 For sure someone is profiting from whatever actually passes into legislation since everything is a racket. If you want to start getting a handle on why we are in such a state, listen to James Howard Kuntlser's podcast, here, explaining Trump & the Clinton's and their cronies are racketeers and everything, all systems, banking, healthcare, government, the MIC, it's a a racket. That's why nothing is going to get done, things are going to devolve, and nothing will improve for average Americans.