Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Saturday, August 27, 2022
It's been a while. Sorry, but I've been a bit preoccupied.
Russian propaganda claims that their check points and filtration sites, used to monitor the movement of Ukrainian citizens away from the explosions, are there simply to intercept “bandits and fascists,” who only wish to pass into Mother Russia to blow things up and kill Russians. The wording is familiar.
Long ago, when Mao was alive and the USSR was definitely on the Chicomm shit list, Chinese propaganda liked to refer to Russians as, “Soviet-revisionist-fascist-bandits.”
There was a time when I was very interested in politics and current events, a time when I found such oafish lies interesting, or even amusing. That time has passed.
Living, as we do, in the midst of a never ending oaf carnival, our daily bread now consists of hilariously obvious lies. The lies have gotten more preposterous over the decades. 1940s? “The Democrats are mismanaging the war and wasting money!” 1950s? “The State Department is full of Commies! I have a list!” 1960s? “The fluoridation of water is a Communist plot!” 1970s? “Commie university professors! Student protesters lost the Vietnam War!” 1980s? “Big government! Tax-and-spend Democrats! Trickle down economics! Tax cuts for the rich will make America productive!” 1990s? “Whitewater! Monica Lewinsky!” Then came the wall. We hit it hard in late 2000.
That election fiasco in 2000 should have frightened American citizens to death, but most people just let it slide. People still had that naïve confidence in American democracy that had sustained us through thick and thin for a couple of hundred years. Our great democratic institutions! Let them do their work.
Since then it's gotten exponentially worse. “It's your money!” Saddam Hussein was behind the whole 9-11 thing. WMDs in Iraq. Permanent war and corruption in Afghanistan. How many Iraqis got killed for nothing? We midwifed the birth of ISIS. Then it was eight years of the Kenyan witch doctor, and his wookie wife! (How the Obamas handled all of that so gracefully is beyond me.) Some of the connective tissue was dissolving in America. Not only in the country, but in individual brains, lots of individual brains. Trump took an ax to all of the mooring lines, and we've been adrift in a sea of blind idiocy ever since.
Does this make anyone else tense? I can't be the only one.
School shootings are just crisis actors, no one was hurt. Or, if anyone did die, it was a false flag job to make the Republicans look bad. There's a portal above the White House where demons from another dimension can enter and control President Biden. The Democratic party is a cabal of cannibalistic, demonic pedophiles, who kill and eat babies. Afterwards they make masks from the cut-off faces of the babies and wear them to their Satanic rituals.
Jewish space lasers! Lizard people!
And that's before you get to fascist superpower geopolitics, the unfortunate weather situation, failed states, nuclear brinkmanship, growing income inequality, the creeping threat of artificial intelligence, universal surveillance (related problems, those last two), greed, corruption, and homicidal mania.
It's all got me a little wound up. How y'all doing out there?