Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Conservatives Stand Behind the president

As much as they despise Obama it is truly heartwarming to see them so concerned for his safety , or if not that to at least worship the security apparatus around every president of wither party.  It is also truly heartwarming to see them worried that our president has been threatened; or at least angry that their fantasies of Strong Men with uniforms and guns exercising total control have been shattered; whatever the case may be.

In  all honesty though we should let Laura Ingraham's bizarre, culture war-pimping rant serve as a reminder that those who blindly assume "strength" to be the solution to and the lack of it the cause of any conceivable problem are in no sense "realist" in how they relate to danger, crime, evil or enemies.  Their worldviews are entirely premised on denying their own mortal weakness and insignificance in favor of annihilating themselves to some Great Eternal Truth or demagogues who perform being strong in the most ripely cartoonish way possible.  

In my adult life I have never been one who held to the post-Cold War consensus that these deluded fools can be more trusted in a crisis because they "understand evil".  No; they don't understand evil.  In the manner of "Fourteen Ways of Looking at a Blackshirt"   they need unquestionably evil enemies that will always be there' so that they can define themselves as positive by comparison, yet at the same time need to feel "strong" by believing they could destroy the enemy any time they wanted to; if only their soft-hearted neighbors were as strong as they were.  This mindset is the furthest thing from understanding evil or anything else; as it requires a willful denial of the reality around myself.  If the strawhippies who wanted to give our enemies flowers were actually real they would still be less dangerous in confronting threat as they would at least have the potential to gauge the strengths and vulnerabilities of both sides in an accurate manner.  Those who worship strength & their own fantasies of being stronger than thou have no such hope. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

FC Top 10

1. Bayern Munich
2. Barcelona
3. Chelsea
4. Atletico Madrid
5. Juventus
6. Real Madrid
7. Paris St. Germain
8. Manchester City
9. Cruziero
10. Benfica.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Just In Case You're Confused

Remember that the outrage is the end itself.      These particular right-wingers are not getting outraged due to lack of intelligence or on account of being mind-whammied by this or that media figure, but because they view outrage as in itself denoting courage, strength, manliness etc.  Because they view anger at and an eagerness to punish evil as the "masculine" and thus superior way to morally express themselves over 'feminine' compassion and empathy.  Because once one "knows" that anyone who loves their country in the most generic sense must automatically default to conservatism, anything we liberals do, including perfectly opposing things, will be taken as proof of the same pre-determined conclusion.  Because once there is no measure of foolishness or ridiculousness except to exist outside the tribe of Real Americans those who are inside the tribe have free reign to be as foolish and ridiculous as they like in order to prove themselves more inside the tribe than each other.

Any questions?  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

One Way in Which the US is Not Exceptional

This sort of rot is a problem most everywhere on earth.      In most every country there is a segment of the population who demand an intentionally distorted teaching of their national history because they imagine that the purpose of history class is to train our descendents to live in thrall to their ancestors. 

If one Jill Smith were to demand her local school district teach children as fact that Jill Smith was inherently superior to the average person; she'd be universally recognized as precisely the vainglorious loon she is.  To demand our children be taught as fact that the United States is innately superior to other nations is exactly the same thing and couching this demand in the language of duty country and sacrifice does nothing to hide the juicy smell of masturbatory self-regard.  

It is quite as simple is this; if you declare that a belief in America's superiority is a minimal requirement for loving our country at all; you are a fucking liar, and a God damned disgrace to those who actually worked to make freedom happen, to those who faced our cultural failings with clear eyes and suffered for that for the very reason that they loved the United States and wanted it make it a better place for all of us. The real United States you understand, our living common people, not the standard cartoon cutout version of the "founding Fathers" or any other such 'Great Men'.  Fuck Great Men.  While the people live love suffer stumble and thrive in the way of Whitman and Ellison the authoritarians' vile submission to Great Men will will earn themselves no such reverence from beyond the grave but only the same oblivion that awaits us all. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FC Top 10

1. Bayern Munich
2.  Barcelona
3. Chelsea
4. Atletico Madrid
5. Juventus
6. Paris St. Germain
7. Real Madrid
8. Porto
9. Manchester City
10 Cruziero

Friday, September 19, 2014


There is no actual distinction between Strong reason and Weak emotion.  There is no purely rational reason to eat, sleep, hydrate, copulate, not feed oneself to lizards or in a word to do anything without an the emotional desire for something  preceding it.

Nor is there any actual distinction between strong self-interest and weak altruism.  There would be no nations, no capitalist socialist or any other economies of any sort, no society culture or perceived ethnicities etc. if mutual self-interest were not in fact the norm of human being.

These hard/soft oppositions are imagined to exist because people want such oppositions to exist for their own sake.  There is a need to invent distinctions between the strong/superior masculine and the weak/inferior feminine.  And given the protest-too-much willingness of some men to discard other social qualities that are otherwise valued; like dignity or maturity, in order to prove ourselves hard, I'd dare say that deep down most of us are fully aware that these distinctions are in fact bullshit.  At I've little patience for claims to 'nature' or 'realism' from either men or women who, from whatever fear of weakness or inadequacy, seek to perserve such obviously false dichotomies.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's Constitution Week

Which means nothing.  You were probably unaware and it's very much for the best if you were.  

The week seems to be the doing of the Daughters of The American Revolution,  that old starched-shirt enforcer of WASP supremacy/cultural "purity" who I was surprised to learn still exist in 2014.  The  purpose of this designated week seems to be to promote a decidedly 'originalist' view of the document, the idea that the founders intended to bind all generations to one legitimate philosophy of governance for all time in the name of freedom. (Towards that end are such banalities as "inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America's great heritage and the foundation for our way of life."  and yes that is the singular "way") It failed towards that goal, but it does led to some more in-depth study of our Constitutional freedoms in some classrooms and that I suppose is for the good.  If any students should be so subversive as to realize that the concepts of freedom of speech, religion etc could potentially exist in any legal document one chooses to place them in so there is no need to fetishize this particular one; well, that can't be helped.  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fc Top 10

So much more interesting to poll this time of year with small sample sizes and balls all up in the air. 

1. Atletico Madrid
2. Bayern Munich
3. Chelsea
4. Barcelona
5. Paris St. Germain
6. Juventus
7. Real Madrid
8. Manchester City
9. Porto
10 Dortmund.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Journal Entry 9/10/14

Songs secretly about heroin include Van Morrison' Brown Eyed Girl, The Beach Boys Surfing USA, Prince's Pussy Control, Elvis' Love Me Tender, Led Zeppelin's Achilles Last Stand, Linda Ronstandt's Different Drum, Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart, Bonnie Rait's Something to Talk about, Melissa Etheridge's "I'm the Only One', The Indigo Girls' Shame on You, Aqua's Barbie Girl, the entire Ace of Base discography, John Mellencamp's Little Pink Houses, The Baha Men's Who Let The Dogs out, Dire Straits Sultan of Swing, The Alan Parsons Project's Eye in the Sky, Elton John's Gray Seal Candle in the Wind Princess Di version, Herbie Hancock's Rocket, Rush's By-Tor and the Snow Dog, The Ally McBeal theme song by what's her name from the nineties, Steve Winwood's The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, The Backstreet Boys' I Want You Back, Eiffel 65's Blu Da Ba Dee, The Jackson 5's Ben, Want You Back, and Micheal's solo Don't Stop Till you Get Enough, George Micheal's I Want Your Sex parts 1, 2 and 3, Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, Stevie Wonder's I Just Called to Say I Love You, Dusty Springfield's I Only Want to be With You and Son of A Preacher Man, Debbie Gibson's Shake Your Love, Cat Stevens Hard Headed woman and Garth Brooks The Thunder Rolls.  Meat Loafs Bat Out of Hell, You took the words Right out of My Mouth and Paradise by the Dashboard Light parts 1, 2 and 3 are all about the same 600 hour heroin binge in which only he survived out of a group of seventeen.  The Rolling Stones Cocksucker Blues and White Zombies Thunderkiss 65.

They are all coming to get me.  the dirty brown Ebola world is coming to get me.  The Muslims who congregate the space between Holdrege and the Omaha-bound tracks are coming to get me.  the one who put a tiger head sticker in the rear window of his 96 Corolla is coming to get me.  His mom who watches his dad pave their driveway with erotic intensity while sipping lemonade is coming to get me and he's coming to get me to.  The ones who keep a pet chicken are coming to get me.  The D'Leon's; I know it's a family business so logically that's their name right?  They are also coming to get me and they are Muslim.  The Latin Browns are not really Catholic like good Slavs are really catholic they are Muslim and the Italians and the Greek and the Israelis are all fucking Muslims.

The women who aren't being clones of my mother like they're supposed to are coming to get me.  the professors with their Muslim food and secret mockeries are coming to get me.  

Ted Kennedy is still trying to get me from beyond the fucking grave man.  Joeseph fucking Stalin is still trying to get me from beyond the grave.  Noam Chomsky Ralph Nader and Al Gore are still trying to get me from beyond the grave.  Ludicrous' Who let These Hoes in My room is about pushing heroin for Allah to little girls.  just play the fucking tape forwards and it's right there in the fucking open.

There is nothing for a man to do about it.  Split worms and grow flags.  Worship holes discipline and strong things because they are going to get you eventually.  They say my grandfather died of cancer over the course of a near-decade but there's no such thing as cancer it was fucking Muslims.  Split the atom and turn reality towards the true path that your lilly-weak Christ fucking botched.  Devour seeds of sesame never poppy seeds. Tear the earth and replace your law with sesame seeds.  Will entire forests into god-Damn sesame.

I know how to swim.  Understand that I know how to swim understand.  I can swim to the Falklands to defend the beleaguered brave from Muslims, sharks, ravens, manticores, seagulls, polar bears, metal beasts, horned cats,  the ACLU, anti-royalists, pagans, witches, the media elite, pirates, Jews, Rosicrucian, the Bilderbergs, the Go Big Red Chanters, Anonymous, Peter O'Toole, rainbow parties, pedestrians, mongrelized cities, radical greens, Big Pharma, abortionists, the Red menace, the Orange menace, the Rose Bowl, Robocop, Simone de Beauvoir, folk music, organic farmers, and Herbie Hancock.

I know the number codes by which the order is given to disseminate, disseminate, disseminate.  I seek the One Strong Man who Wills truth and never yields, righteous and untouched by the world entire and never made shaken soft or undistinguished equal but only master or enemy ever.  Control.  Absolute detachment independence and Control.  All questions and difference are guises to steal my
Control.  They are all out to get me. Questions do not exist and I am the answer.

Define it or kill it Define it or kill it Define it or kill it Define it or kill it Define it or kill it Define it or kill it Define it or kill it Define it or kill it Define it or kill it Define it or kill it Define it or kill it  Define it or kill it.  humor the Mother worship the father and seek control.  Worship mountains and strong things.  I am an ocean of glory and the Seven Seas are mine.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Tawdry Little Matter

Nebraska's lieutenant  governor apparently assaulted his sister in a dispute over the future of their family's farmland in the lower Missouri Valley.   In addition to being Governor Henieman's lieutenant this Heidermann was also the running mate for current GOP gov. candidtate Pete Ricketts. That's all out the window now; with the GOP facing an outside possibility of actually losing this governor's race a scandal of this sort simply could not be abided; and at any rate it was of course the right thing to do.  Heidermann has been replaced by state auditor Mark Foley (most always wrong, but at least a person of competence and integrity.) as Liet. Governor candidate, and we carry on.  Heidermann's name will still be on the November ballot though of course the law cannot force him to run against his own will nor that of his party or his superior on the ticket.

I'm no angel for pointing out the obvious fact that there's nothing especially 'partisan' to be said here.  siblings behaving badly with each other when inheritance comes into question is not a Republican-specific thing, and if only it were so that only conservatives ever felt entitled to beat 'hysterical' woman-folk into seeing reason, though they are of course more inclined to rationalize such thuggery. 
The governor himself said yesterday that he would withhold judgment on his lieutenant until all of the facts were in.  That's only fair, indeed the only decent thing for one to do.  It is not a courtesy that Heinieman would ever extend to social outsiders accused of something awful, he would of course be eager to believe anything bad said about brown people or outside-agitating animal rights hippies on first hearing, but never mind.  The Republican Party has in truth acted appropriately here.  It might have been a case where the right thing to do was screamingly obvious but from this sort we should take nothing for granted.  

Sunday, September 7, 2014

There Was a Fly in My Bathroom Today

There was a fly in my bathroom today and I nearly had him.  I knew that he was an intelligent fly, for he knew it was time to come inside, that it was later in the year and would be freezing soon, and that I needed to destroy him in particular because of that, lest he live to breed smart flies who would evolve into ultra intelligent super flies that would enslave us all in their colonies of sugar shit and blood.  He was on my towel rack and I nearly had him.  I know the time to strike is when they are running their front legs together which means they are less alert to danger.  Yet this one stood still for a long time without running his legs, he's smart as I said, as I warned.  He sensed me but still I am wise as well, and patient.  I waited for some minutes crowbar in hand until he let his guard down as all life eventutually must and he eventually he did so I struck.  Nearly there.  Nearly there.  The beast lives still and I give my deepest apologies to my fellow man.  Still I have not surrendered.  This fiend shall fall.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

30+ Years Instead of Execution

So, innocent men only had about two fifths of their lives stolen; give or take, instead of all of them, well alright.  Thank Odin for small favors.

I'm not sure abour the precise racial angle of this case; the victim, rest In Peace, was also black.  Whatever else there was clearly professional pressure on the local police and prosecutor to win as well as social pressure to do something;  to ritually prove that the community was anti-rape and murder by punishing someone.

The wrongly imprisoned men, Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, claim to have confessed to the crime under duress, and as science has proved them to be innocent of the crime that would seem to quite clearly be the case.  It would of course be absurd to claim that all confessions are false.  Obviously guilty people confessing to crimes they clearly did do indeed greatly outnumber such railroading jobs.  Still I'm bothered as to why any strenuous effort is put into gaining a confession at all, even if no untoward methods are used and even (especially rather) the accused is clearly guilty. 

I am disturbed by the superstitious thrall humanity continues to hold over the interrogation and the act of confessing.  It is known, by the police themselves more than anyone; that the human word is the least reliable form of 'evidence' there is and that deliberate lying to save one's own ass is only a small part of the reason why. The truth is discerned by the gathering of physical evidence that is lifeless, emotionless, biasless , devoid of any will towards self-protection or self-aggrandizement.

There has long been both a strong correlation and strong emotional tendency to associate confession with torture and for good reason.  Even if an interrogation is performed out of good motives, without malice or abuse, there is still the superstitious belief the Truth can be willed into being by simply being anti-evil enough to make the sinner surrender.  It's an assertion of power and control which prevents no crime and adds to the material safety of no one; and it is high past time that we stop viewing 'interrogation skills' as necessary parts of the police tool chest.