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Friday, March 20, 2015

The Republican Congress

In laying out their plan to slash funding for worthy social programs, i. e. programs which are deemed by the majority of responsible persons, most importantly by persons expert in the Social Sciences, to be of immeasurable benefit to society,  the Republicans in Congress have once again torn the pact between government and the governed.  The Social Contract.  This means they recognize only the authority of the monied.  Unfortunately, the people of America will not fight back because although they are not all as extreme in their weakness of mind, they nevertheless to worship at the alter of Authoritarianism nearly as much as the mentally incapable Republican leadership.

What is odd is that when you question authority you find that it cannot offer convincing argument to justify its existence.  Other than that Authority justifies its existence by saying because "this is the way that it is."  Or else because it has always been this way, and you need somebody to boss you around.  Because man is inherently bad and you need somebody to keep you on the straight and narrow.

This is, of course, pure hogwash.

Of course, the GOP consists of nothing but Submissive Authoritarians.  That to a large extent explains the inordinate popularity of such pieces of crap as Atlas Shrugged, with its cardboard characters who live one dimensional lives, and happens to be one of the worst piece of literary garbage ever written.  The author, Ayn Rand, was an authoritarian of huge proportions. Nor did she live by the principles she herself espoused. After complaining about the collective, trashing any gathering of persons   Submissives are easy to discern as they tend always to fight tooth and nail against any perceived criticism of their near-deified authoritarian boss.  And the other gem, 50 Shades of Gray.  The value of Fifty Shades book is how clearly it shows how all politics begins in the bedroom.  It also explains the enchantment of the right with George W. Bush.  They worshiped ol' lonesome George W.  The reason for the hyper-worshipful attitudes of millions of right wingnuts, of George W Bush was that he is not a true Submissive Authoritarian.  He is what the Submissives spend a lifetime searching for:  A Dominant or Dom, to use the language of the Submissive, or as we know them, the Mind Slaves.  These are people who cannot exist without serving a master, the more brutal, the more worshipful.

This perverted mindset begins with the abuse of children.  Usually by parents -- to start with -- the perfect example being the members of The Westboro Baptist Church.  Records clearly show that the children were hideously beaten most often with a leather strap by their own father.  And the beatings began at an early age and continued into later teen years.  while I would not suggest that all authoritarians are survivors of childhood abuse, I would say that a majority of them are.    

But what we are talking about is utter abandonment of the Republicans of caring for the welfare of the people.  This reckless abandonment began decades ago.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Q and A

Andy Warhol began by asking himself: "What do I want?"  The answer was money.  He made a painting of dollar bills.  He gave us a new perception of reality, or, I should say, apparent reality.  Andy made money hand over fist.  Buckets of money.

ANDY once asked me to star in his movie.

I said No.  I knew that I was not ready.

I ask myself, "What do I want?"  Of course I want money.  But Warhol was the first to make the quest for money into art.

I want so much more than mere money.

I want to know "Who Am I?"

And of course the answer is contained in the question:


I am the pack of cigarettes on the desk before me.  I am the computer.  I am the veils lifting from my consciousness.  I am the brilliance beyond.the void.  I am the silence of the void.

I AM the question.

I AM the answer.

I am the light. I am the dark.

I AM not kidding.

I AM speechless.

I AM the silence.

I AM the Song.

I AM the breath.

I AM everything that is not.

I AM the beginning of the universe.

I AM the end of the universe.




Sunday, November 9, 2014

My Xmas Wish

The party that won did not really win, except through deceit.  Yet the the pundits keep chastising the GOP as if they were a beloved family member who simply erred but as soon as they see the light all will be well.

I beg to differ.

The GOP has erred too many times to the detriment of humanity.  Over and over they believe they have outsmarted the rest of us.  This time gerrymandering, vote suppressing and the like, cannot go unnoticed. Like recalcitrant cons, they cannot be taken back in.  Not without damage to not only humanity, and the rest of the species on earth.

They are poison to the planet as a whole.

The Democrats are not much better but they win by a tiny margin.

Climate Change, no let's call it what it is: Global Warming, is all the fault of the profiteering establishment. They are holding my family -- my loved ones hostage.  And even if we give in to their obscene demands we still lose just by having such monsters around.  What are their demands?  Cutting taxes for the rich.  And raising taxes on the poor, instead.  And they ask us to believe their balderdash that Trickle down economics might actually work.  It has never worked.  And it never will.

They demand that we not take care of the poor either financially or through health programs.  Paul Ryan wants to give old people $1,500 dollar vouchers to take care of all their health problems.  And that includes dental.

Paul Ryan needs to be guillotined.  His rotten head severed from his body.  Same with Mitch McConnell.  And John Boner, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Phil Gramm, the list is long but those are on the short list.

Conservatives should be gotten rid of altogether.

Removed from the planet.

They are not simply sweet people who made a series of blunders.  They are absolutely certain they are right.
Convinced that their way is the only way.

Well, no more.

I would like them all shot.  Or better yet -- their heads lopped off.

There is a psychological principle, known as the Dunning-Kruger Effect, that says that really stupid, offensive people inevitably overestimate their skill level.  They give themselves away owing to the character flaw of being louder than the rest of us.  They tend to be lewd, crude and ridiculous.  Along with being resolutely obstinate due to the fact that they believe themselves to be a hundred percent right about their position.  As a corollary, gifted people, people with something real to offer, tend to be uncertain, equivocal, full of doubt, quiet about their achievements, truly modest folk.  They truly feel that what they can so easily do is merely something which anybody can do.  

Thus we can see who is not needed in civilization.  The loud ones; those who are absolutely certain of their position however foul it may be in the eyes of the intelligent, are the ones who need to be removed immediately.

Those who most crave positions of power, for example, are the very people who must not ever be allowed to be near such position of power.  The same with money.  Take the bankers out behind the barn and shoot them.  The greater the love of money the sooner they get shot.

But take them back.  No, I don't think so.  It's too late for that.

I am not proposing WAR!

What I am proposing is that a very quiet underground, loosely connected, plan carefully, and simply kill certain offenders off.  And all on the same night.  Then they all go to the airports to get on private planes and be flown to a lovely beach somewhere to live happily ever after.

And yet even as I write this I begin to understand that these tiresome noisy folk are merely the stooges for something far more sinister and destructive: The men and women who are truly evil.  The Satanists, the Illuminati, who tiptoe behind the scenes -- pushing and pulling; eagerly buying off this senator and that congressman.

We must organize.

We must make lists.

Who do we kill off first?

I must stop here.  After all.  This is just a revenge fantasy.  

But if Jesus really loved me... hmm...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Putting the Banksters Where They Belong

Why are banks involved in higher education?

In a civilized society the Federal Government's job understood properly, ought to be making higher education tuition-free for anyone who wishes to avail themselves. Banks need to stick to their job as footmen in the Temples of the Money-Worshipping Satanic Droids which all they are.

Who is there, still, who believes that banksters are models of virtue?


And looking back through the ages, who, among the wise has ever recommended the pursuit of money?

Not a one!

Given the dearth of arguments recommending banking and banksters, how is it that the Wall Streeters have earned such enormous respect in the world.  After all, they dirty their hands with filthy money.  Indeed, their spiritual hands are dirtier than someone who digs ditches.  As it turns out, some of the most ardent proponents against legalizing marijuana are the banksters.  And why?  Because they enjoy laundering the immense wealth of the criminal drug cartels.  The ones who drive tanks through the streets of Mexico simply to demonstrate their lawlessness, and their power, and their uncompromising ruthlessness.  So it turns out that the banks are even more ruthless than the cartels.

An article in last Saturday's New York Times about how the banksters have overreached so far, so egregiously far, into our lives that I raced to the computer to see if I could convey the rage flowing through my body and mind.  The sheer injustice of banksters in collusion with Congress, and other criminals in the temples of the money changers exceeds anything humanity has thus far witnessed.    

Their lobbyists have outdone themselves.

In brief, a seventy-two year old womana took out a student loan back in 1970.  She didn't finish paying off the loan. But that is neither here nor there.  She is not cavalier about it.  Depression, alcoholism and bad luck set in. She has made attempts to pay it off.  But by now, the amount has ballooned from the $3, 400 of the original amount to more than $15,000.

She despairs of ever paying off this debt.

When she received her first SSI check in the mail she saw that one fifth of the check was missing.  A phone call to SSI revealed that the banks had lobbied long and hard so that literally nothing but death would stand in the way of repayment of a Student Loan. Personally, I believe that nothing but death should stand in the way of the banksters going to jail.  And Jamie Dimon being one of the first to go.

My thought is that the banks need, in the first place, to go to jail for what they have done to this country. And as yet not a single one has even come to trial.  Nor even a hint of a trial.  And if anybody should happen to mention that nasty little fact, they are met with faces twisted into expressions usually reserved for questions like "...why is the earth so far from the sun."

But the real issue is this:

Why is it, when with so many rip-off diploma mills, -- oh, excuse me -- they are now advertising themselves as "for-profit universities", shoveling, as they currently do, Federally subsidised tuition grants onto their plates and offering next to nothing in the way of education, that the Obama administration has not stepped up to create a program to forgive such loans in older retiree's, and to take on the banksters -- and make all higher education tuition-free?

There is the horrific story of women who thought they were working toward acquiring nursing degrees, but the only hospital they were able to visit courtesy of their online for-profit "university" was a Psychiatry Museum which belonged to the Church of Scientology. Some years ago I knew a man who was paid by The Church of Scientology to write in the dust on city buses, with his finger, this phrase:

"Psychiatry kills."  Some Museum.

Too many seeking to better themselves through higher ed are being robbed by the banks and the craven bureaucrats of the federal government allow it.  Why are the money-worshippers allowed this?

Let me tell you why:  they've studied the techniques of the old Mafia gangsters.  In fact, the old Mafia bosses would have blushed at the percentages of interest the banksters now charge for student loans.  But here is the part which made me see red:  banks may steal people's Social Security Insurance payments.

To be continued.  

Hey, America! Tear Down the FCC

Here is the real upshot of teaching children to obey authority:  They get to be adults and find they cannot figure their way out of a sandbox.  Case in point:  Tom Wheeler, the director of the FCC, is leaning heavily toward giving Comcast the best blowjob they have ever enjoyed.  Old Tom seems to be licking his lips despite what more than 3-4 million American citizens are shouting in his ear.

But so far the only thing all these people can think to do is yell a little louder!


The real solution is to demand that he lose his job.  Dismantle the Federal Communications Commission.  If a bureaucratic office no longer serves the needs of the people it is designed to serve, let's have a hanging.  Put old Tom on the hot seat and ask him why he chooses not to listen to the people he was hired to listen to.  But then Congress seems no longer disposed to ask such questions of the sock puppets of big business.


The American people know the answer but are hugely reluctant to face up to the real consequences of their timidity.

Tom Wheeler if not yet on the take is certainly drooling to taste his first real big fat dick.

Does anybody not yet know that The Congress of the United States of America is on the take.


So Congress wishes people like Alan Grayson, Bernie Sanders, Jeff Merkley, Elizabeth Warren, and a handful of others, would dry up and blow away.  Lacking that, Karl "Nazi" Rove and the Billionaires, (sounds like a rock band, doesn't it) want to knock them out of the water with money.  Flooding the TV screens with their noxious commercials.

If you want Net Neutrality, don't just shout in Tom Wheeler's ear: dismantle the entire FCC!  Then put it back together the way you want it.

After all, this is a Democracy, isn't it?

Isn't it?  

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Big Money Equals Power Equals Corruption

I can only surmise how it must feel to subscribe heart and soul to a political world view which can only come into power by spending massive amounts of money and blanketing the media as the Nazi fascists did -- not so long ago.  Heaven only knows the arch-conservative philosophical stance cannot win through an appeal to intelligence.  It has long been said, that it is not necessary to be what Aldous Huxley, in his remarkable novel, Brave New World, termed Delta Minus's, (low scorers of IQ, i.e. janitors, etc.) in order to be conservative; but, interestingly, those with less than moderate IQ tend to be conservative.

Generally speaking, as we have seen in past presidential elections, Americans are liberal leaning toward progressive. You may argue, yes, but what about Bush/Cheney?  The reality we must all face, is that the Supreme Court of the land interfered illegally in that election, (the Constitution provides only for the electorate, and the Electoral College to decide elections.)  But Unconstitutional partisanship ruled the Supreme Court then -- as it does now.

If the GOP were an honest and upstanding political party, Gore would have been president.  Bush/Cheney would have been out with the bums where they belonged.  And more than a million of the Iraqi people's lives would have been spared; which the Bush/Cheney administration termed mere Collateral Damage.  But the moneyed interests, largely oil, pushed hard behind Bush and won.

Thus did our soldiers murder whole families, innocent families, by the way, remember Falujah, where the soldiers went from house to house killing everyone in the house; Fathers, mothers, sisters, grandmothers, and children.  And the American people -- still reeling from 9/11, said nothing.  Like sheep set out for tigers' meals they kept largely silent simply noting what little truth was made available to them.  And what lies were told to the American people by way of the Main Stream Media, were legion, and appalling, were also told to the Congress.

Remember that Bush/Cheney allowed no dead soldiers to be photographed!  Journalists were forbidden to photograph those flag draped coffins.  Instead, Bush said to America:

"Go shopping," he said.

The Republican Party is the party of ultimate wealth.

And whose only function is to serve the rich!  Especially those who don't like to pay taxes, just as everybody must pay taxes.  But they want you to pay taxes -- while they luxuriate tax-free on their yachts.

To subscribe to them is to proudly proclaim that your values are corrupt.

The Republicans may criticize Democrats, but they have nothing to offer We, the People.  As I noted above, the entire pupose of the Republican Party is to serve the few, the American oligarchy.  Said oligarchy was exactly what the founders of this country feared might come into being; and now it has.  And now they don't want you to know their true motive, so they muddy the waters with threats of lawsuit of  President Obama, and with Mitch McConnell's threat to shut down government again.

No wonder they need to spend so much money on elections.

Nothing the conservative can do or say can be of benefit to the American people.

Here in Oregon we have outvoted wealth and the spending of hundreds of millions of dollars, and we have elected whom we wanted.  The super rich fear us, more than any other.  They fear our intelligence, education, and our independence of spirit.

Let's do it again!

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Oligarch's War on We, the People

As I discussed briefly in the previous essay, various government agencies, especially the secret agencies, The FBI, CIA, NSA, and who knows what other secretive agencies, are engaged in war against the American people.  It's easily shown that all three branches of the Federal Government as defined in the U.S. Constitution, are aligned against us: from the Supreme Court; The Congress, and the Executive branch. They all share one common trait.  As of the McCutcheon decision recently, the Supreme Court has now demonstrated that the Robert's Gang of Five is aligned against the people and for the monied.  This might not be as dreadful a blow to democracy in America as it is if we had the other two branches working for us.

But we don't!

You may have noticed that the Congress passes any bill that is supporting the Corporations, and they pass them in both houses of Congress in a matter of days, sometimes of hours.  But anything that the American people want, that for some reason despite the constant assurances that Congress is on our side, for some reason or other it just doesn't seem to happen.

So sorry, say the polititians.  I wish there was something we could do but our hands are just so tied.  You know how broken Washington is.  And well, this is just one of those things which shows how bad things are, don'chyaknow?

So these are some things which begin to percolate as I am watching the documentary on Gene Sharp's work on How To Start A (non-violent) Revolution!  It has already worked for several dozen countries.  It even worked in Egypt.  Trouble was that after the downfall of Hosni Mubarek, and the successful democratic election of Morsi, the people thought it was all over and they could safely go home.  But they did not see that the military was waiting for their chance to fuck things up!  And so now, even though the revolution non-violent, Egypt still has a tyrant government in the form of the Military Generals.  First the generals questioned the results of the election.  Then sensing that Morsi's government being new, was weak they marched in and arrested Morsi and simply took over whether anybody liked it or not!

So there goes the carefully worked out theories of Isaah Berlin at Cambridge University.  Berlin delivered some years ago, a lecture in which he said that violent revolution always produces a brutal dictatorship, the very opposite of it's original intention.  Egypt is therefore an important development in the evolution of political dissent and revolution by the oppressed peoples of the world.  One must be wary of the stupids!

The Blockheads!

The Military!

(To be continued.)