Tuesday, May 31, 2016

American Sniper Chris Kyle was a liar as well as a butcher

Perhaps embellisher is the kinder term, but Kyle did in fact murder numerous innocent Iraqis, whom he referred to as "savages", it's just he wasn't awarded for it as much as he claimed. Kyle couldn't rest on those laurels and so he had to concoct heroic war stories for himself and fabricate a whole slew of extra ribbons and awards.

As conservatives are over-whelmingly chicken hawk cowards they know nothing of the military and didn't care anything about the war crimes committed by the Regime of the W(orst President in US History); what they wanted was jingoism, blood shed and the ability to yell at and threaten liberals.

Chris Kyle gave them that and like George Zimmerman, Ted Nugent, or any other conservative "hero", Kyle was beloved because he murdered enemies of the right-wing hegemony and conservatives got a vicarious thrill through his made-up heroics, i.e. Killing innocent muslims and claiming to kill blacks in New Orleans post-Katrina.

Amongst the lies Kyle told was that he murdered 30 people in New Orleans while stationed atop the Superdome and gunning down two "carjackers" in Texas. Of course, I would not put it past Kyle to appoint himself Judge, Jury, and Executioner and murder, but these tales are beyond belief.

Perhaps, I'm being too harsh on Kyle, perhaps his embellishment/lying was a way of coping with his PTSD, with trying minimize the damage war does to ones mind, body, and soul. But, I don't believe so. The circumstances surrounding Kyle's death indicate he was entranced by guns and violence, and contemptuous of those he deemed weaker than himself.

Therefore, I think Kyle considered himself the next Alvin York, Audie Murphy, John Basilone, or Carlos Hathcock and needed to spruce up his ribbon bar. The truth is Pat Tillman was a American Hero while Kyle has more in common with Charles Whitman and he should be remembered in exactly the same way.

Governor Bruce Rauner's Turn Around and Screw Working Class Illinois Residents Agenda

Illinois is now facing the prospect of having gone an entire year without a proper state budget as Bruce Rauner (Ruiner) continues his efforts to subjugate and enslave Illinois workers.

For the last week, vehicle emissions test facilities have had lines backed up for milesWell, I can tell you anyone going to an emissions test station today is going to wait hours and some of the overworked stations are closing because of mechanical problems. When was the last time Ruiner had to go and get his own vehicle registration? When was the last time Ruiner put on his carhartt jacket and drove his truck for a vehicle emissions test?

My job is never "off". I've worked New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day, multiple Christmases, and every other holiday you can think of. I don't regularly get normal holidays off. I've had to work overnight shifts and then work parades a couple hours later. I've gone to court at 26th and California on my off days. I don't have luxury time that a man of leisure like Bruce Ruiner does.

Of course, Ruiner doesn't care. He's on a mission to balance the Illinois budget on the backs of the working class. He's on a mission to sabotage the Illinois Government and then proclaim Government doesn't work. He's on a mission to swindle more pension funds from those people he's already stolen so much from. Like all Plutocrats he's on a mission to turn the government into an unresponsive body which only caters to the whims of other Plutocrats.

So, if this screws over working class people, makes them irritated, causes them to miss work, or incur fines from the State, Bruce Rauner chalks that up as a win. Because the more government is hamstrung, the more the Illinois residents believe "government" doesn't work, the more the Chicago Tribune covers for Rauner, the more leverage he has to push through his agenda of turning the Illinois Worker into a Wage Slave.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Hold your own Door, Game of Thrones is such Garbage

"I suppose what they say is true; society is to blame... High Society." - Batman:The Animated Series E:47
Game of Thrones (GoT) the most fawned over TV series currently on-air is nothing more than high society twaddle and great man of history bullcrap.

The latest episode Hold the Door, has been reviewed as one of the best and most emotional episodes, causing the writers to go so far as to craft a fake apology about all the door holding jokes which friends would inflict upon each other.

However, as I continue my hate-watching of this series, I had a different reaction to the story of Hodor origins; Revelusion. The sole purpose of Hodor's entire life is to help Bran Stark become great. That is the message of this episode and the series. Hodor has no goals for himself. Hodor has no dreams. Hodor has no agency. In fact, his whole being and back story is so one day he can be sacrificed for the advancement of the noble life of Bran Stark.

Bran uses Hodor throughout the series, but in this episode we learn that Bran has even gone so far as to kind-of travel through time damaging a young Hodor's mind, so that one day the elder Hodor will sacrifice himself, and Hold the Door against a tidal wave of zombies, allowing Bran to escape and to become the next all-wise, all-seeing great and powerful eldritch sorcerer.

This is a classic viewpoint of the rich and the 1%. This is Ayn Rand's vision of Utopia. The mass of humanity is nothing. The goals, dreams and desires of the Elected Ones are the only thing that matter. Throughout the show we are bombarded with this clap-trap. The only characters with purpose, the only characters with agency, the only characters who matter are rich, powerful, noble. Only those in possession of the Sang'Real can achieve and in their achievement it is right and proper for them to use the bodies/minds/souls of the mass of humanity.

Even charcters once believed to be partially of peasant birth (Jon Snow) are in fact secretly the melding of the two of the most powerful bloodlines. In fact inside one generation of Bran's family we have; The Last Greenseer (the most powerful eldritch sorcerer), his sister Arya  becomes a Faceless One (A Ninja/Assassin with added magical powers), and you-know-nothing Jon Snow is the reincarnated/resurrected/literal Song of Ice & Fire, probably destined to be the Prince who was Promised.

Time and again we've seen the GoT World advanced through the actions and lives of the Rich and those with the proper blood lines. Time and again these characters have been placed in completely foreign lands/cultures only to succeed because of their Noble status or their blood-written destiny.

It's the Great Man of History written with a dollop of fantasy. It's Ayn Rand's Galt's Gulch protagonists blithely living lives of consequence while ignoring those in society dying for their fantasies.

Now, rabid defenders of the show often retort that George R. R. Martin is just writing 'like it was', but when you move on from the glib retort about the time in world history replete with ice demons and dragons, if I wanted to read about honorless betrayal and skullduggery in Late Antiquity or the Medieval Era, I'd peruse Byzantinum by John Julius Norwich, or watch The Crusades by Terry Jones, or if I wanted to read about the despoilation and predation of society by the rich I'd read Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano.

Instead people voraciously consume George R.R. Martin's extra rapey repackaged world history, full of quirky names and dragons.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

An Armed Society isn't Polite it's Chicago

"We're getting rid of gun-free zones, okay?" - Donald Trump, the Monstorous Conservative Id
Contrary to the gun-humping fanatics, pithy comment An armed society is a polite society the truth is more guns equals more gun deaths. It's incontrovertible. More guns equals more chances for negligent discharges and more guns equals a more trigger happy, shoot first, ask no questions later, because dead men tell no tales society.

Gun Violence in Chicago shows what an Armed Society would look like.

Unfortunately, aggrieved white people Don't Care. The segment of white society nursed on the angst of right-wing lies will oppose all efforts to curb gun violence, even those they agree with if liberals or Democratic politicians propose them. Conservatives have become so duped and deluded and that they let themselves be lead by the nose by right-wing internet fables and Faux News Lies and actively ignore the toll guns take on society everywhere and believe that it's only The Criminal Blacks in evil Barack Obama Chicago who are getting shot and killed everyday.

They are so enthralled to the cycle of right-wing rage that a small kernel of gun-humping fanatics and the Blood-Soaked Gun Manufacturing Industry are allowed to dictate gun policy, i.e. Guns Everywhere and Unrestricted Gun Violence.

The people empowered by such are the Ted Nugent and George Zimmerman's of America. Flabby chicken shit cowards.

So 33,000+ Americans are sacrificed every year on the Altar of the wholy 2nd Amendment. Guns are going to destroy society.

Unfortunately, we can not look to Congress to staunch the bloody gun violence.

Mainly, because of criminal Republicans, like Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, who sent a handwritten letter to the mother of a shooting victim claiming that he was “truly sorry” for her son’s death and that “strengthening background checks is something we agree on,” then turned his back on her and voted against the background check bill.

But, also because in the State Legislatures, fear of the Gun Lobby and firearm fucking fanatics screaming the Second Amendment SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED, have made for a cowardly, wishy-washy approach. If a Gun Law is passed it is a clunky, hastily, cobbled together bunch of contradictory nonsense which fails because the bill goes too far in the views of the lunatic fringe gun nutters and disappoints gun control advocates for not going far enough. 

So, it's up to We, The People to do something. And while there are groups out there fighting the proliferation of guns and fighting against the NRA and firearm fuckers they are trying the legislative approach. It became apparent after Sandy Hook and 20 dead kindergarten students that looking to Congress was not the answer, especially when multiple laws were passed in states making guns more accessible.

A more drastic approach is necessary. But, drastic implies risk and harm. However, when you see an armed man marching around do not assume good faith on his part. Assume mass shooting about to occur.

One of the tactics of the Gun Toting Fanatics is too get you accustomed to seeing gun nuts marching around displaying their "manhood". Don't get accustomed. Leave the restaurant. Leave the Grocery Store. Call 911 if need be. 

But, NEVER call 911 and lie that the gun man is threatening anyone or waving his piece around. Conservtives do that. Especially white conservatives when they want the police to respond and kill black people.

This is not going to be easy. This is not going to be quick. But, the mass proliferation of guns, the passage of Stand Your Ground and Murder Laws, Concealed Carry Everywhere and Open Carry in many States is going to make it an up-hill climb against the Evil Republican Party, the gun humping fanatics, and the blood-soaked NRA and Firearm Makers. But, no righteous battle was ever easy.

America must control Guns or they and the stubby-littled vulgar fingers on their triggers will control Us.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bathroom predators are predominantly white Republican and conservative men

Transgendered persons are, by far, the targets of insults, assaults, and victimization in bathrooms. Bullies have always recognized terrain suited to their vicious antics. Bathrooms have historically been one of their favored terrains for terrorizing their victims.

Republicans are bullies. Their entire governing style is to victimize those weaker than them. Their Bathroom Bigotry and Religious Restoration Laws are just the latest efforts to use the awesome power of the government to cement into law right-wing bigotry and advance the conservative values of Oppression, Intolerance, and Adulation of the Rich.

Conservatives demand a government which afflicts the afflicted and comforts the comfortable but, they also want free reign and legal cover to harm and oppress people themselves.

All of the Take Back the Country and Make America Great Again rhetoric thinly covers their anger that over the last 50 years the Federal Government has been aiding the poor, minorities, and marginalized segments of society. Aid which was meant exclusively for them!

Like most "Culture War" problems this is an issue which comes directly out of the sick and twisted minds of White Male Republican psyche. Once Republican take up an Oppressive Cause they will fight with every means at their disposal to ensure they make injustice legal and allow their right-wing drones the power to harass and torment those outside mainstream society.

White Male Republicans are forever terrorizing, tormenting, torturing, or sexually abusing people so they have concluded the rest of Society has the same perverted outlook as themselves.

As Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert's recliner proved, "Bathroom Predators" are most often right-wing white males.

Back in his prep school days, just prior to being a Vietnam War Chickenhawk, 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney beat up fellow students at his fancy prep school, whom he concluded were gay, "He can't look like that. That's wrong. Just look at him!" and decided to enforce right-wing law,
They came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.
White male conservative have been streaming into Target restrooms to prove that what's happening in their sick and twisted minds is happening in real life. Of course, since these white male conservative terrorists only find each other in the women's restrooms, I'm not sure what conclusion they reach?

But, it's not just white male conservatives who enforce Republican Oppression, listen to this duped and battered "christian" woman march around Target,
"It’s time to stand up and have a voice, instead of bowing to the homosexual, perverted agenda that’s taken over this nation!"
With this woman's manner of dress, diction, hair style and admission she has 12 kids it's obvious she's a member of the fanatically reactionary right-wing Quiverfull community and during her screed, she inadvertently lists whom she really hates; LGBTQ persons not so-called "bathroom predators".

A woman, who had cut her hair short and donated it to Locks for Love, a company which makes wigs for children cancer patients was confronted by a white male conservative in a Connecticut Walmart bathroom, "You're disgusting! You don't belong here!" The man screamed in erudite terms he culled from Donald Trump's magnificent press conference speeches, after concluding she must be a transgender person.

In Kentucky, another conservative man saw a woman with a short haircut, put on his Morality Enforcement Badge and beat her up for looking too masculine. The beaten up woman reported the man yelled at her he was going to 'beat her like the man she wants to be' and 'people like her make him hate the world'.

In Chicago a white man with a solid republican hair cut and proper masculine conservative clothing hid in a Jason's Deli restroom and choked an 8 year old girl unconscious until the girls mother and other customers tried to stop him. The white man then attacked officers after being arrested. Conservatives immediately began to lie about the incident because they have to, none of the bathroom predators are transgendered instead they are predominantly white conservative males.

These incidents are going to increase because the Republican Party is giving legal cover and tacit approval for their conservative bully-boys to form their own Vice Squads to keep the LGBTQ society in check. And they are gleefully rubbing their hands together at the fervent hope this will whip up their right-wing drones into a voting frenzy for the upcoming elections. The peevish, flabby jowled never-missed-a-meal, coke-nostril Republican Lt. Governor of Texas Dan Patrick adamantly believes Hillary Clinton will lose the 2016 Presidential Election by trying to stop Republicans from empowering white conservative male bathroom predators.

Because that is what's going on here. The people stalking and attacking people in bathrooms are all white conservative men and Republican Voters.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Donald Trump is the Conservative Id. All Right-Wingers are belong to TRUMP

Make America Great Again - Donald Trump's Red Trucker Hat
 "Why would I want to say no to the circus? I like circuses," - Newt Gingrich May 2016, auditioning to be the Dick Cheney to Donald Trump's W(orst President Ever).
 I began this post last August, and it's sat in my drafts for 9 months. I thought Trump was running to promote himself and his "brand". Being a shrewd and crafty grifter Trump correctly deduced the Republican nominating process was a windfall of free 24 hour media coverage and publicity. I wasn't convinced he'd do better than Rudy Giuliani in 2012. Now, I wonder if we'll ever find out what Trump's real plan was or as his Grand Illusion became reality if he decided to take the Republican Nomination.

Donald Trump successful campaign says a lot about conservatives in America. Besides, validating everything the Left has been saying about the misogynist, racist, bigoted right it shows how easily they've been swayed time-and-time again by grifters, carnival barkers, moral hypocrites, and devious Vulture Capitalists. Additionally, as the Republican Party has begun their traditional summer march to fall in line behind their candidate it once again proves the Republicans place Party over Principle and the Plutocratic Agenda over the American People.

Donald Trump is the Vox of the Monstrous Conservative Id. Whether he believes what he says doesn't matter. He's simply tapping into the Right-Wing Populist angst of the white working class. Some of this angst is a self-inflicted delusion and some of it comes from being cast aside by Cut-Throat American Capitalism. But, the white male conservative wants a government which specifically, harms people who are non-white, immigrants, female, LGBTQ, Unionized worker, or simply poor.

Whites (predominately white males) long ago allowed themselves to be bought by the 1%. The wealth of Europe and the United States (the so-called 1st World) stemmed from robbing other Nations, Peoples and citizens of their wealth. In order to turn a blind eye to the atrocious evils perpetrated purposefully by Plutocrats and to believe the utter falsehood that Cut-Throat Capitalism raised living standards, white men allowed themselves to be bought cheaply.

Even today Vulture Capitalists play fancy numbers games on balance sheets and call themselves financial wizards. And if you think such crushing dehumanization of other peoples ended during the reign of Belgian King Leopold II and his monstrous slave farm in the Congo you are fooling yourself. Paul E. Singer, staunch member of the Plutocracy often engages in debt repayment schemes to "make money". But, while his PR firm states, "He believes deeply in the rule of law and that free markets and free societies depend on enforcing it," in reality Singer like all modern day Vulture Capitalists is a Viking. He raids foreign lands, pillages and burns everything, makes off with their goods and calls it Capitalism.

The names and organizations have changed but the IMF and other international Agencies exist for the express purpose of stealing money from poor people and consolidating it in the hands of the Plutocracy.

But, while in the 1940's and 1950's the American Plutocracy made common cause with white men in order to quell dissent from blacks, hispanics, women, and liberals however, time and demographics have blunted the power that white conservative males exert. Thus beginning in the 1970's, and rapidly proceeding since then, the Plutocracy has broken their Social Contract with white conservative males and been treating them the same way they treat workers from everywhere else; cattle and chaff.

Trump is a member of the Plutocracy, but has always been an weird outlier amongst a group made up entirely of weird outliers. Trump's whole campaign is based on tapping the deep well of anger bubbling up in various groups of white America, fomented by decades of conservative media lies about President Obama (or President Clinton or LBJ before him) helping blacks by screwing over whites.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

From Black to White, the changing face of Drug Addiction and Punishment

Now, that white opioid users have surplanted black people as the face of Addiction, America has begun to experience a change of heart when it comes to Draconian Drug Laws and Sentences.

Before moving on to the body of this post let me note, I am all in favor of decriminalization of a minor drug like cannabis and a pivot on harder drugs towards medical treatment as opposed to punishment. But, it's incontravertable that society's pivot towards treating Opiate Use as a medical illiness instead of as a criminal act is because the weight of the Criminal Laws are now wrecking white people's lives and not just those in black or brown communities.

All of sudden, white people have begun to experience the horrors the 50 years of Republican War on Drugs has wreaked upon minorities. Harsh Punishment used to be reserved for those people. Now, whites get to see their children's futures ruined over minor non-violent drug possession charges.

As an aside, this is why I don't believe in heightening the contradictions, i.e. allowing Donald Trump to assume the Presidency in order to bring about the perfect left candidate. White Working Class People, the base of the Republican Party, were abso-fucking-lutely fine with harsh laws as long as the long-haired hippies were getting the truncheons and blacks were being incarcerated/ruined for drugs.

Now, that those same rules are applied to them? Well, it's time to re-evaluate the War on Drugs!!!

For the last 5 decades, the Republicon Party at the behest of their Plutocratic Owners, have been dismantling the Progressive Gains of the 20th century, the so-called American Dream. At first they started with black and brown Americans because they knew Whites were enjoying the benefits of Liberal Democratic Society and wouldn't say much.

Unlike, the contention the Democratic Party abandoned the white working class 50 years ago, the Democratic Party decided to make good (as best they could) to the promises made to African-Americans and other marginalized segments of society.

Whites who had nearly been the sole benefactors of New Deal Government Programs became irritated, especially as the Republican Party made sure that any gains for minorities would be taken directly from the pockets of the working class, that other people were being aided by those programs.

Nixon, a master politician, understood this back in 1968 and took advantage to win the Presidency,
“The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”
Ronald Reagan identified the Government, the one now helping poor blacks, as the problem. Of course, while he demonized welfare queens and steak-eatin' young bucks he was busily dismantling the manufacturing base of America. For blacks in the 1980's the loss of economic opportunity in large cities, was thus replaced with Gangs and Drug-based Capitalism.

The continued Republicon assault on the American Worker and Industry and the transition to a finance-based Capitalism as opposed to manufacturing of the 20th century has reached working class whites.

George W(orst POTUS Ever) Bush attempted to delay the full impact of Republicon Capitalism on American Society by trying to swindle Social Security and dumping a massive influx of capital into the hands of the Vultures on Wall Street, but was defeated. If he had been successful perhaps the Republican Recession of 2007 would have been averted for another decade or perhaps just a few years.

In either case, Bush/Cheney would have been a safe enough distance to proclaim it wasn't demonstrably their fault.

Thus, whites who had already seen their good-paying Union jobs and benefits disappear thanks to right-wing Vulture Capitalism saw their home equity and meager retirement savings vanish into Mitt Romney's Cayman Island Bank Accounts and into 50,000 millionaires secret UBS Swiss Bank Accounts.

So, while we've also witnessed the greatest decline in standard of living and life expectancy for working class white people we've seen those same white people turn to the only thriving industry left in America, Drug Dealing.