Okay, I’ve sat through enough of the video snippets, pundits pontificating and general “branding” exercises. I get it, as told by their opponents, both parties are the end of civilization as we know it. And yet, that’s it? Other guys really really bad, me good? Does not the whiff of a Reality TV Olympics hang over both proceedings?
Send in the Clowns for the Circus Is in Town. by Edward Curtain
I watched the last 30 minutes of the first Survivor series. I watched 10 minutes of The Apprentice. Surely there are a couple of other adults on this planet who can see thru this gibberish?? Cherished four? Anybody?
Seems to be a lack of substance. Like what the fuck are they going to do about the Giant Turd Balls rolling ever onward? And a couple newish ones.
This election reality show reveals the absolute vaccancy of leadership in the US. Unfortunately as the rest of the world watches in horror, the unwinding of the most powerful country (collection of psychopaths) in the world, nothing has been proposed that solves anything. Continuous drivel that blinds any thinking humonoid from the reality that this election will solve nothing. Yes the US is a shit show. Yes they are an imperialist bully bent on world domination.
The US tortures journalists and whistleblowers, arms terrorists, kills children with starvation sanctions, wages endless wars, facilitates mass atrocities in Yemen, repeatedly used nuclear weapons on civilian populations, circles the entire planet with hundreds of military bases and bullies every nation on earth using military and economic force, but yeah we need to let them remain in charge of the world or else an evil government might take over.
You know that person in your life who’s always telling you what you should do despite the fact that their own life is a shambles and nobody likes them and they continuously make bad decisions for themselves? That’s America on the world stage.Caitlyn Johnstone
At the expense of their own people. Who are so distracted trying to simply survive they hang on each word of everyone of these sick degenerates that jockey for leadership.
It’s a system that is corrupt, evil, and self destructive. It’s basically a bunch of spoiled greedy kids squabbling over a pile of candy. Its not a conspiracy, Its not anything but shear, unadulterated GREED.
And to keep eyes on the small group of sick bastards that sit on top, civil society is beset with so much horseshit that they can’t glean a kernel of truth about anything. So like any lab rat in a crowded experimental cage, they set upon each other so viscously that when the steam rises from the pile of gore, the only things still standing are the sick bastards who sit atop.
I held out a smidgeon of hope that with the advent of AOC and her fellow progressives that there might be a glimmer. Nope, Bernie sold the farm (what have they got on him?) not once but both democratic conventions. The power mongers who control the Demoralizers are the same as the power mongers who control the Repugnicans. (Same shit here north of the border folks. Same shit in the western worlds governing bodies). Slaves to Neo-Liberalism. Sold out their leadership for a chance to elevate to elite status and the acompanying wealth. Beholden to big money interests: Military Industrial Complex, Big Ag, Big Pharma, Big Tech, you name it. Both parties the same, disguised differently, different looking avatars, both evil. With no thought to their country, their people, the world.
So we the other 99% will sit fingers crossed and pray that Biden wins, only so Cheeto Von Tweeto lives to ride again.
Yep, hes going to win simply because the Demoralizers are so out of touch. So incapable of putting up a coherent story that doesn’t reflect their donors wants, so fucking stupid. So eager to grasp that ring of Power……my Precious. So eager to appease their lobbyists, benefactors, the evil shit behind the curtain.
Get your marshmallows ready, enjoy the bonfire.
And don’t forget your waders.
More of the Real (AKA Giant Turd Balls), plus a couple new ones.
I had to add a couple more to the GTB list: Military Industrial Complex and Manipulation/Coercion. Both big, both terrifying, both pretty much ignored.
Going forward; the biosphere is showing signs of extreme duress, we are running out of cheap oil, our financial system is swirling down the toilet, and social anxiety is rising.
How to deal with with the two newcomers to the cascading rumble coming our way? Simply follow the lead on the others. Sweep under the rug, ignore till we can’t. Cry about the unfairness of it all when it happens.
Military Industrial Complex
As all eyes are fixated on the US elections, the Pentagon is up to more of its shenanigans. As are China and Russia and whoever else can take advantage of C-19 distractions.
- Artificial (Un)intelligence and the U.S. Military. by Michael Klare. Robot Generals? What could possibly go wrong here? Based upon the level of incompetence from the US military machine; F35 debacle, endless lost wars, etc, this should go off like clockwork.
- Pentagon Needs a Bad Guy. by Major General Dennis Laich.
- The Hiroshima Myth. by John V. Denson. What?! you believed it was to end the war?, that was already over?
There are nasty things going on behind the scenes. Big Techs manipulation, Gov’t extending its surveillance tenticles, billionaires pushing their agenda. I find this one of the more frightening aspects of our new world order. That in which we are mere puppets. Oh Right. Been going on for a century. (ies)
- The Big Tech Extortion Racket. by Barry C. Lynn. How Google, Amazon and Facebook control our lives.
- Journalism’s Gates keepers. by Tim Schwab. He’s an evil shit from long ago, rebranding his look.
- MSM Is Propaganda: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. by Caitlin Johnstone. She should be on everyone’s daily reading list.
- The Filthy Hypocrisy of America’s “Clean” China-Free Internet. by the Intercept.
So economy is the number one issue??? Why isn’t everyone screaming at the top of their lungs? Cause what we have passing as an economy is sucking large and has for years. Printing untold trillions to prop up a failing finacialization industry (The stock market) is NOT the economy.
No Production, No Economy!
No environment, NO ECONOMY!
By the way pay attention to Greenland.
- Climate change isn’t a top issue for 2020 voters. by Ben Geman. Right down there with abortion.
- Warming Greenland ice sheet passes point of no return. by Lauren Arenschield.
- Climate change: Satellites record history of Antarctic melting. by Jonathon Amos.
- Suspending water quality monitoring: oversight or disaster capitalism? by Vi Bui. ……”these latest revelations suggest our governments are putting industries’ best interests above the environment and community health.” Support the Council of Canadians. One of the few groups actually doing something.
- Greenland ice sheet lost a record 1m tonnes of ice per minute in 2019. by Damian Carrington
- Wildfire Smoke Shrouds the U.S. West. by Earth Observatory.
- Alarm as pesticides spur rapid decline of US bird species. by Valerie Yurk.
- Earth Is Warning Us We Must Change. Will We Listen? by David Korten
- Industrial Hog Farms Are Breeding the Next Pandemic. by Tom Philpott. I say again, If you saw how this “food” was made you would not eat it. And yet its cheap (poisonous, but cheap)
- GM Crops: Experts Debunk Claims of Success. by Colin Todhunter
- Unless we change course, the US agricultural system could collapse. by Tom Philpott. Doesn’t mention when the biggest of the big Turd Balls shows up…Collapse of Oil.
Business as unUsual
Disguised as capitalist, protected with an army of corporate lobbyist with bags of cash, defended by bought and paid for politicians. No other function than to make money, at any cost.
- Fed Economists Finger Monopoly Concentration as Underlying Driver of Neoliberal Economic Restructuring. by Barry Lynn.
- Donald Trump Is Losing His Tech War with Xi Jinping. by Dilip Hiro.
Oils Decline (AKA Peak Oil)
- The Golden Age of Russian Oil Nears an End. by Energy Skeptic.
- Trump Rolls Back Methane Rule as Bankrupt Permian Drillers Ignore Venting Flares. by Candice Bernd
- Update on COVID Treatments. by John Day
- 26 Natural Antivirals to help with coronavirus (and how to grow these herbs). by Permaculture Gardens.
- America’s Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID Vaccine. by Sarah Varney
Society (Mega Trends)
Officers Exposed To Steve Bannon During Arrest Scream As Blistered Skin Begins Sloughing Off Is there anyone creepier, slimier or simply outright shitty?
- Shadowplay revisited: how Eurasia is being reshaped. by Pepe Escobar. As the US flexes militarily, applies sanctions willy nilly, bullies everyone… the world is resetting. THIS IS A HUGE GAME CHANGER FOLKS.
- The expansionist impulses and military escalation in South America. by Fabio Reis Vianna
- Planet in Crisis, Higher Values of Society Corrupted, The Expression of Moral and Ethical Values. by Julian Rose.
- America’s excessive reliance on sanctions will come back to haunt it. by Fareed Zakaria.
College-Educated Professionals Are Capitalism’s Useful Idiots by Kurt Anderson. “How I got co-opted into helping the rich prevail at the expense of everybody else.”
Wrap it up….please.
We’re in the lull before the Storm of all Storms.
Build up your immune system
Get out of debt.
Keep your stockpiles up.
Learn new skills that will be of use: gardening, building, self sufficiency.
Prepare for massive change…..soon.
Better get on with it.
As always, should you find anything that refutes the general idea of a horrific collapse of the civilization we know, that this is all a bad dream, and/or it’s me who is nuts (rather than the entire planets’ population less myself and 4 part-time readers), I’m open to a funner outlook.