Will eventually be placing those at another blog since it’s nonfiction.
First chapter is over here.
Meme of the day:
Surveillance is peeping through the window of your mind. Voice-to-skull is raping it.
This, I hope, will to a degree illustrate what I mean in the Introduction to my new book, Wicked Game. When I said it’s possible to be an asset and not know it at the time, this is the example.
I’d been saving this one. It’s now around three years old.
As noted previously, I decided to give helping OFA (that was Organizing for America during the 2010 midterm elections, formerly Obama for America during the 2008 Presidential elections) a shot.
As you can see here, I wound up being Minnesota media director for OFA, which basically meant I was photographer during events. This photo was taken in October when Obama, Franken, and Klobuchar were stumping for Dayton for governor.
— WE INTERRUPT THIS POST TO TAKE THE SQUIDGATE JUROR’S SON’S GIRLFRIEND TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM FOR WHAT APPEARS TO BE FOOD POISONING VIA A LOCAL BRANCH OF A CHAIN SANDWICH STORE THOUGH SHE SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY ONE AFFECTED —
Okay, back. The photo.
(Earlier deleted by accident while making some edits. Taken without a zoom.)
Mind you, my “reward” for helping the Democrats was not an end to the harassment and torture and the promise of some kind of life, but rather some months with Heath until, as I stated on this blog previously, I had to call the police due to death threats on the evening before I left Minneapolis and during the trip found that my ex partner of 14+ years, friend for 25 years, had gotten married by looking at Facebook.
This is why I say that the Democrats are just us full of crap as the Republicans are when it comes to actually caring about Americans. It’s just a game to them and we are the pieces.
Back to the point.
I had volunteered to help. I was also looking for work and had assumed that networking with other democrats would lead to something. There were no calls. Emails were left unanswered.
Thinking that it was just a matter of time (though still becoming increasingly frustrated) I still showed up at events.
One event came on the heels of a spider bite to the left lower eyelid. Mere days before the Gay Pride Festival.
By that day I had to wear sunglasses because at least my lower eye seemed to resemble Jonah Hex’s face. I had no idea if it was permanent at the time either and had to psychologically adjust to the idea of a permanent, slight disfigurement. As I stated somewhere down below along with the photos, they always seemed to wash out the purple, so documenting it’s true disturbing appearance didn’t entirely pan out.
I went and worked the OFA/DFL booth. Towards the end, I got word that there was a PAC forming to unseat Michelle Bachmann.
I decided to go to the meeting. It was to take place at a restaurant near the park where the festival took place.
There, I met the local strategist. He was by some referred to as the Karl Rove of the Minnesota DFL.
Also, at least seemingly quite coincidentally, Lizz Winstead, co-creator and former producer of The Daily Show and Minnesota native, was seated nearby. I managed to make her laugh once. Not hard enough to get me a writing gig, but then I wasn’t really thinking about that at the time.
At any rate, the plan as it was laid out to me was that all that was required was a little money to show (correctly in my estimation) that Bachmann was not really a small government libertarian but actually a big spender. The race being close enough would swing things to her challenger. Her district has many libertarians in it.
“How do you keep this secret?” I asked.
“You don’t,” the DFL strategist replied.
So, broke, homelessness looming, Gay Pride fun ruined by an apparent arachnid bite (that might have been permanent), I suddenly got angry.
I called both of Bachmann’s offices and told them about the PAC (called RATPAC, as I recall).
Then, not ten minutes later I am suddenly barraged by images of people scrambling in Bachmann’s offices. Mass hysteria.
I start laughing.
The point: Bachmann’s seat was safe. She raised more money than any Congressional race in history, more than many Senatorial races. That money was wasted and not spent in other closer races.
I got work and other calls started almost immediately. The eye healed, the bumpy skin just peeled away one day.
Now, extrapolate that to anyone you want. Al Qaeda. Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden. Dzhokar Tsarnaev, Jared Lee Loughner, and James Eagan Holmes. The Tea Party. The Militia. The KKK.
Voice-to-skull, acoustic psycho-correction, and other means of manipulating emotions and thoughts including black ops like what caused the temporary necrosis of skin under my left eye, wrecked my relationships, prevents me from acquiring gainful employment. This applies to all sorts of people.
Maybe Bachmann herself:
See how the game is played? See how these two titans thrash about smashing innocent people in their wake? See why I don’t give a flying f*** which comes out on top? See the country being destroyed by this nonsense?
See why I have no choice?
In a way, Bachmann has a point. But it’s not that the Muslim Brotherhood is taking over the US government. It’s that NATO, GLADIO, likely runs the Muslim Brotherhood.
Finally, I’d be remiss by not mentioning that “Weiner’s weiner” is about neutralizing a politician who wanted us out of Iraq. Same sort of mind games as above directed and used in a different way.
Hillary might have been wrong about the “rightwing” part, but it is clearly a conspiracy, largely mercenary in nature but also fascistic (which despite neocon attempts to distort history is rightwing. That nazis might have formerly been radically left first is also true about the neocons. “Liberals mugged by reality,” William Kristol’s father said).
I’ve started posting the biography over here. Just the Intro so far but that will soon change.
An interesting summary of the situation we currently face. Written by a former assistant US Treasury secretary and Wall Street Journal associate editor and columnist. I’ve often sought Republicans who find this (mostly) neocon mess just as disgusting as I and people like Chris Hedges do, but have typically had trouble finding them. Knew they had to exist, though.
“Neocon nazis”. Think that sums it up fairly well (though it leaves out the part where the Democrats surrendered DC to them). I think it’s well worth the read unless you prefer not to know ahead of time that you will likely be disintegrated or die of radiation poisoning, or starve due to crashed infrastructure resulting from nukes going off.
Roberts is not alone in being conservative and critical, though. The narrowly failed initiative to curb (one of) the excesses of the NSA had considerable GOP support. And even partisan hack Lindsey Graham changed his mind about spying on seven AP reporters once it was told that there was one from FOX as well.
But, let’s see how the Pentagon’s/NATO’s first strike might turn out. I grossly oversimplify in order to basically ask, “Who benefits?”
SCENARIO A – The Chinese, only capable of striking a relatively small area compared to the US decide to hit mostly regions with high population densities. The Neocons win, since removing NY *, California, and Chicago means an overwhelming (sorry but largely true) uninformed, propagandized conservative majority that will serve as cannon fodder baby factories for their future misadventures. On the plus side, we’d be united again.
SCENARIO B – The Chinese are actually smarter than that and do the reverse. They instead tip the balance to the Left. They wipe out Tennessee, Texas (ending the border security debate) and Oklahoma to be sure. Also, having removed much lowly populated farmland, the US becomes dependent on other countries for food. That’s something they could potentially take advantage of if they have enough remaining infrastructure to do so. A loss for the neocons except in that “told you I could take it with me” kind of way.
But that’s the problem with B. They likely won’t have the infrastructure, so it’s more likely that they will do something more liable to make as much of the country uninhabitable as possible. And there you get into weather patterns, fallout behavior, and it gets harder to predict the outcome.
Kind of a crap shoot deciding where to live, idn’t it?
In any case, I look forward to the mainstream media making certain that we all believe it was a Chinese first strike instead of the other way around. It’ll be the uniting call: follow Chancellor Cheney **, as the lowest approval rating in history and not even technically being in office proves to not make a single goddam difference where policy is concerned. In fact, you gotta wonder if somehow power and popularity are somehow inversely proportional (though that doesn’t seem to be working for Obama).
Take it away, man in black!
“Deeeeeeeeespuh-righto…why don’t you come your senses?”
* Which on the plus side may temporarily reduce predatory greed on Wall Street.
** Not literally. He’ll be in hiding.
The chairman of the House intelligence committee is defending the NSA surveillance of Americans by asking us to recall 9/11.
I agree. Let’s do that. Let’s do that by starting with asking why it is that 9/11 looks so much like OPERATION NORTHWOODS and why the chairman isn’t concerned about that.
Here it is again:
The National Security Archive (with a link to the original documents)
Planned to conduct false-flag terror attacks on US soil. Planned to blow up a ship (like USS Cole). Planned to shoot down/blow up a plane with US college students on board.
These are the kinds of people trusted with our security. With holding nuclear weapons safe. With providing the President and Congress with information in order to make informed decisions. Willing to kill Americans in order to make political gain.
But wait. How could acts carried out by Al Qaeda be false-flag? You bet. Voice-to-skull, acoustic psycho-correction. Combined with whatever eggs were laid, seeds were planted in Afghanistan in the 80s (Charlie Wilson’s war era) and the 90s (University of Nevada, big energy meets with the Taliban era), it’s not only possible, it’s the only logical conclusion to make.
But then there’s the not so obvious question, that is not so obvious if you take the chairman’s intended cue and cower in fear, which Americans were involved in the 9/11 plot? Which Americans (with PRISM, we’re talking about everyone) need watching because of 9/11?
Well, I could suggest Dick Cheney (who tried to re-classify as many documents as possible including NORTHWOODS) and the generals who still dotted-line report to him. I could say Buzzy Krongard since his former trading company attempted to short-sell airline stock on 9/11 for an as yet unnamed client or clients. I could say George Tenet since he was away from Langley on the morning. I could say NSA since they were the ones who rewrote the history of the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Lots of behavior associated with guilt there.
But those are the kinds of people in charge of the security, intelligence, and defense systems.
Now I know I can say this same thing over and over again. Maybe there will be some movement and maybe there won’t.
But when you’re sitting there, not too far down the road, and Americans are both being blown up with drones and locked away in NDAA prisons without legal recourse, when Erik Prince is back as Secretary of Homeland Security, when the internet is policed and censored by the government so we can’t even discuss these issues, when war is a permanent state (well, that’s already true, isn’t it?), when Monsanto decides who gets to eat and who gets to starve…and more. Know that this was your chance to turn things around.
And that you blew it.