And So It Came To Pass

When I wrote The Wisp, a story involving privatization of the intelligence community and warfare, I had thought that I was gazing down the road ten years or so. It wasn’t until the WaPo exposé Top Secret America that I realized it had already happened mostly in 2004 and 2005.

Twenty-two months ago or so, I started a “Fauxpocalypse” novel entitled Infernis. The idea behind the fake end times term, self-fulfilling prophecy can be as dangerous as, in my opinion perhaps moreso, than the supernatural. For the unfinished novel, a system that absorbs too much of those beliefs is susceptible to the same delusional thinking. Think HAL 9000 meets War Games.

Then, about 10 and a half months ago, started the sequel, Inthrallis. This one is in part based on experiences with some of those items listed in that old 1955 draft CIA MKULTRA memorandum:

11. Substances which will produce “pure” euphoria with no subsequent let-down.

12. Substances which alter personality structure in such a way that the tendency of the recipient to become dependent upon another person is enhanced.

I may expound on that later, but as I’ve noted below, the scope of the project quickly grew and before 1960 they were looking at what makes us decide to vote, child personality development, mental illness, minorities, criminals, hypnotism, means of control and altering personality, etc.

August of last year was before the MINERVA stuff made it into the news. It’s apparently gotten a nickname now, “FBULTRA,” which I think is appropriate.

The theme of Inthallis is similar in that it still circles around self-fulfilling prophecy but this time it’s a sort of anti-Christ figure. Superstition as crowd-control and flimflam predates even Judaism, so it should not be taken as an attack against religion as a whole.

Superstition and inquistion-lite are making big comebacks.

Exorcism:

VICE, “EXORCIST REVIVAL,” Staff, 16 June 2014:

vice.com/read/exorcist-revival

VICE, “Why the Vatican’s Recognition of Exorcism Is Important,” Kayla Ruble, 4 July 2014:

news.vice.com/article/why-the-vaticans-recognition-of-exorcism-is-important

Witch Hunts:

NYTimes OpEd, “The Persecution of Witches, 21st-Century Style,” Motch Horowitz, 5 July 2014:

nytimes.com/2014/07/05/opinion/the-persecution-of-witches-21st-century-style.html

In some communities, it is chiefly young men who take on the role of witch hunters, suggesting that they may see it as a way to earn prestige by cleansing undesirables and enforcing social mores. That many of the self-appointed witch hunters are men highlights another baleful aspect of the phenomenon: The majority of victims are women. The Rev. Jack Urame of the Melanesian Institute, a Papua New Guinean human rights agency, estimates that witchcraft-related violence there is directed 5 to 1 against women, suggesting that witchcraft accusations are used to cloak gender-based violence.

Another factor, particularly in Central Africa and its diaspora communities, is the advent of revivalist churches, in which self-styled pastor-prophets rail against witchery and demon possession. They often claim to specialize in the casting out of evil spirits, sometimes charging for the service. Many of those congregations have emerged from Western evangelizing efforts.

Globalization means that paranoia over black magic and spirit possession are no longer confined to developing nations. Mass migration has made this a pervasive problem. In January, a Queens, N.Y., man was arrested for beating to death with a hammer his girlfriend, Estrella Castaneda, 56, and her daughter, Lina Castaneda, 25; Carlos Alberto Amarillo told the police that the women were “witches,” who had been “performing voodoo and casting spells” on him.

There’s lots more. Our ally and assistant chief shaper of foreign policy, Saudi Arabia, for example, and the UK.

Persecution of LGBTs:

MotherJones, “Meet the American Pastor Behind Uganda’s Anti-Gay Crackdown: Scott Lively has stirred up hate from Moscow to Kampala. Watch him in action,” Mariah Blake, 10 March 2014:

motherjones.com/politics/2014/03/scott-lively-anti-gay-law-uganda

HuffPo, “Russia’s Anti-Gay Law Is One Of My ‘Proudest Achievements,’ Claims Pastor Scott Lively,” Gay Voices, 24 September 2013:

huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/24/russia-scott-lively-_n_3982608.html

He also blames the Ukraine situation on gays, but then so does Putin:

The Advocate, “Putin Claims ‘Gay Nazis’ Behind Ukrainian Unrest: The Russian president takes a page out of a notorious antigay American evangelical’s playbook and claims that gay people are the cause of the current conflict in Ukraine,” Sunnivie Brydum, 16 May 2014:

advocate.com/world/2014/05/16/putin-claims-gay-nazis-behind-ukrainian-unrest

The problem, the Ukraine’s neonazi movement is not Russia’s doing, but rather the US and NATO:

Global Research, “The U.S. has Installed a Neo-Nazi Government in Ukraine,” Michel Chossudovsky, 2 March 2014:

globalresearch.ca/the-u-s-has-installed-a-neo-nazi-government-in-ukraine/5371554

“The flowering of democracy” in Ukraine –to use the words of the New York Times– is endorsed by Republicans and Democrats. It’s a bipartisan project. Lest we forget, Senator John McCain is a firm supporter and friend of Neo Nazi Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok (Image right).

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And it comes back around full circle:

DailyMailUK, “Palin under fire over African pastor friend who waged witch-hunt against woman he believed caused car crashes,” Paul Thompson, 18 September 2008:

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1057181/Palin-African-pastor-friend-waged-witch-hunt-woman-believed-caused-car-crashes.html

Lest you think 2016 and beyond will look any different:

Gawker, “You’ll Never Guess Hillary Clinton’s Favorite Book,” Hamilton Nolan, 16 June 2014:

gawker.com/youll-never-guess-hillary-clintons-favorite-book-1591353415

NYTimes, “The Next Act of the Neocons: Are Neocons Getting Ready to Ally With Hillary Clinton?” Jacob Heilbrunn, 5 July 2014:

nytimes.com/2014/07/06/opinion/sunday/are-neocons-getting-ready-to-ally-with-hillary-clinton.html

I really am starting to wonder about that brain injury–attributed to a fall–that Karl Rove has been accusing Hillary of having. I know, consider the source…but have some problems squaring Obama and Clinton on so many issues these days without resorting to the mind affecting tech and/or intimidation hypotheses.

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The Zombified Abnormal

This is more of a bitchy state of affairs post because I haven’t done one in a while.
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Knock-Knock-Knockin’ On Every’n’s Door

The local woman, whom I’ve mentioned twice in a couple of posts below, is now in deeper trouble.

Backing up again, she appears to have disrupted a mass shooting attack in 1999, perhaps related to intelligence community or corporate espionage. Her cousin got fired and was on the path to becoming postal *. She called the police, and within years her life was ruined and she has been driven partially out of her mind due to isolation and repeated trauma, likely also drugged and microwaved surreptitiously.

Her recent court case went down as a temporary and limited measure designed to get her to do some house cleaning. That really was what it seemed to boil down to. Though her mother and step-mother worked together to get her out of her house, this was the compromise.

Heard this secondhand, but may not actually be the case. Police showed up and said that she had been declared mentally ill and therefore must give up her weapons.

This is a woman who lives alone, has been–even if now she only imagines some of it due to longterm trauma–stalked at the very least by an ex-boyfriend who turned out to be a drug abuser and alcoholic.

So now it’s become a 2nd Amendment issue, at least to those who will show up the next time there’s an arrest or court appearance due to this. And some of those people will undoubtedly be the same ones who were at the Bundy Ranch.

To make matters more complicated, she now thinks that I am one of “them,” or as OS TIs put it, a perp, short for perpetrator.

I won’t go into details, but here’s a humorous tweet of mine from January 5th:

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Now, let me make something clear. This county is run by Republicans. I haven’t checked, but I’ll bet the judge at least leans that way. Peter King {R-NY} sponsored legislation that would prevent anyone who has been diagnosed mentally ill from purchasing guns. I even signed the petition based on what I read in part because of how it was sold, because I had not yet connected the dots on false-flag shootings, and even though…

I don’t own a gun, have no plans to ever own one, but I cannot see a reason to hand power {only police and occupying military forces, public and private, will have them} to governments that have already shown that they will take all the power from citizens that they can and lie about having done so.

Let me reiterate: it is both Republicans and Democrats doing so. As Democrats give lip service to progressive causes and then vote with whatever ALEC wants, so Republicans give lip service to the NRA and then turn around to do whatever our new oligarch overlords desire. Which is to leave the 99% as helpless as possible where legal remedy, rights, finances, and power are concerned.

Let me add further, again, that I believe those fanning the flames, Alex Jones and his ilk, are doing so on behalf of the US public/private NATSEC industry who in turn are serving transnational corporate interests. In essence, the US is bought, sold, and we’re going to be driven to civil war or something resembling it in order to restructure democracy into a dystopian mishmash of theocracy, thugocracy, neocon/neolib, Orwellian/Huxleyan/Wattsian nightmare. Democracy was a quaint experiment, and it’s going, going, gone.

Guns aren’t the answer, but then making sure that the only people who have them exhibit behaviors just as insane {see 11-13 Anger} as those we’re taking them from does not bode well. Not even close to all the cases and I mean just those developing within the last month or so:

Jersey City Man Shot in the Face and Blinded by Police Faces 30 Years in Prison truth-out.org/news/item/23220-jersey-city-man-shot-in-the-face-and-blinded-by-police-faces-30-years-in-prison

The LAPD Now Has Drones laweekly.com/informer/2014/05/30/the-lapd-now-has-drones

Campus cop fires gun at teens he caught making out in car parked at OK school rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/30/campus-cop-fires-gun-at-teens-he-caught-making-out-in-car-parked-at-ok-school/

Georgia Toddler in Induced Coma After Being Hurt by Police Grenade nbcnews.to/1nC3Fmf

Many, many more. So, if we must disarm, let’s disarm law enforcement as well. Fat chance:

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Do I sound like Alex Jones? Read again. I’m saying EVERYONE CALM THE F— DOWN AND FOCUS ON EXPOSING THE MAIN CULPRITS. He’s saying EVERYONE RISE UP AND ATTACK. And he’s not even consistent on who the target of such implied action should be.

As I noted on Twitter this morning with regards to the Matt DeHart story, there have been so many attempts at entrapment and similar that you have to ask, pretending for a moment that there’s still some sane person somewhere in the power structure, how many shows of assuming guilt using covert ops are enough? How many times are we going to do this song and dance before you just admit that you f—ed up?

Because as it continues, I have to assume that the real game plan, not the pretend one, is to just wait me out until I fall into one of these traps, have enough and do myself in, or just drop f—ing dead from the stress. That’s the message being sent. Received and understood all too well.

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I needed to not have my longterm bridges burned irrevocably, especially after helping out in the midterms.

“Wish in one hand…”

* Speaking of which, every outsourcing-happy politician’s favorite government whipping boy had a run with violence as well. Maybe I’m thinking way too small, limited.

BBD – Batcrap Crazy

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.

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(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:

ThinkProgress – Phony Muslim Brotherhood Connection Propagated by FOX

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).

On the Potential Benefits of Thermonuclear War

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.

I Tell You One Time, You’re to Blame

“Because if we can’t protect the Earth, you can be damned well sure we’ll avenge it!”

The PSYOP I describe below is useful because it is an easier example to understand and, really, it’s more humorous than most (at least on the surface, until I dig a bit deeper). It is also just the kind of thing that happens to people who in the organized stalking world (who refer to themselves as targeted individuals). It sounds so crazy and pointless that they are thought to merely be delusional. I am, of course, relating it anyway.

Been introducing Michigander Ron to Buffy and Angel. Been some years since I’ve watched them. Didn’t recall that so much of it focused on behavior modification.

Anyway, was watching Angel season one’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” At some point during the early portion of the episode, the possessed kid at Angel’s, there was a loud crash in the kitchen. One of neighbor’s kids, by the sound of things, had run into the wall. It knocked a picture off the wall which in turn fell and knocked the end piece off of the radiator. Underneath this piece was a blue marble sitting in the gap between the flooring and the wall. I picked it up and put everything back as it was, listened to the kid crying. As this occurred during one of the demonic hellchild’s mind games played on the characters, I immediately recognized this as a rather silly black op.

A few minutes later, in the show, there was a moment borrowed from The Exorcist where, instead of Linda Blair’s stomach spelling out “Help Me”, a bunch of marbles spell out “Save Me.”

I thought it was interesting that Ron didn’t seem to make any connection whatsoever between the marble I had just handed him and the scene a few minutes later.

In any case, this is likely how it was done.

1) They already know I am going to watch the episode. The videos are coming from the library and I had already established a pattern * (we’re on seasons 4 and 1 respectively, as the shows originally aired back-to-back). Therefore, they know the contents of the shows before I do (I sometimes recall vaguely the plots when I see them, sometimes do not. Note that the Initiative/Adam plot is current in Buffy, which amounts to references to behavior modification and gene-splicing by the US military).

2) They likely entered the apartment and set the picture on the edge of the nail so it would fall, loosened the radiator piece so it would come loose, and put the marble there.

3) They used V2K or other electronics to set the neighbor kid on the path of slamming the wall at the generally right time during the viewing of the show and to make sure I didn’t miss the marble.

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Nothing wrong with the nail, hook. Identical one next to it did not fall.

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The radiator and hole.

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Seems small, blue, round, doesn’t it? I expect Mikey thinks he’s got it in his hands.

What one might find confusing is why and doesn’t it seem like a huge expense for little pay off? It does, but then it’s from taxpayers’, foreign loans, drug money, etc. As to the why, I hope I’ve made clear: witness to illegal program that, should it be exposed and stopped it stands to change quite a bit since it would mean a reduction in power for some very powerful people and really embarrass some people who have been engaging in what amounts to a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment, that is, slavery.

Now, back to digging deeper. Bad luck for Whedon productions, is the point. As I’ve already pointed out, Watts, Clooney, Milch, and others have already experienced some bad luck that, like my own, runs off the charts where calculating the odds are concerned.

So, what was the significance of that particular episode? The possessed kid used the voice of a deceased character, Doyle, to get to the main characters. What happened in real life? The actor playing Doyle died of a drug overdose. So did the actor playing Lorne. And then Alexis Denisof (actor playing Wesley) was stricken with a disease that left at least one side of his face paralyzed, something that for an actor must have been both horrifying and career-dampening.

This is how NATO, both some members of the military leaderships of the US and UK, as well as some within their intelligence apparatuses, deal with free speech when it comes to protecting their illegal programs and operations. I think I already pointed out what happens when you merely mention ECHELON on TV, for example.

It is no wonder, as I watch these old episodes, that Whedon eventually found himself at Dollhouse. Like Bakker’s Neuropath, the tech depicted in that show relies on a human being physically connected to a machine. The idea of doing it wirelessly, what I’m talking about via V2K, etc., seems like something too unbelievable to have been contemplated at the time, I suppose.

(And I haven’t even started on Wolf, Ram & Hart, which reminds me of that law firm in Michael Clayton…what was the name of it again?).

And certainly it’s not quite as extreme as creating a whole new personality complete with all new memories, nor even completely, instantly removing someone’s conscience, their empathy.

But it is a bit like being possessed. Having the a**holes’ voices, ideas, memes, etc. in your head is like having a demon suggesting bad courses of action. It takes significant psychological and emotional effort (that of course bleeds into the physical in the form of headaches and other symptoms of stress) to counter it, especially over time and when the accompanying harassment and black ops keep you off balance and there is no help to be had.

It is shameful that this has continued for so long. Further, it is shameful that those in the intelligence community and the military haven’t demanded that it stop despite the complete bulls*** going on where whistleblowers are concerned.

There is no sound excuse for these programs. It was always about eventual fascism. Opposing fascism does not mean supporting communism. That lie, that unspoken idea, must at least in part be what is responsible for what appears to be an utter lack of action on the parts of those who take their oath to uphold the Constitution seriously.

So that’s it. Easy to see why Hollywood is so intimidated. Speak of it as the conspiracy that it is, and you risk sounding delusional. You get smeared like Oliver Stone. I tell you, whether or not the man has the details right on all he’s suggested, he seems to me to have a better idea how things really work than most.

Seems like it’s all on you, Mikey Ledeen. You’re GLADIO boy. And it’s pretty clear to me, neoconservatism is just naziism using euphuisms. Sure you want to continue?

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I mean, sure, they say they support Israel. But I think the neocon grandmama protests too much there, has trouble controlling his arm not unlike Doctor Strangelove. After all, if NATO is essentially running all or nearly all of the world’s terror organizations, then they’re also ultimately responsible for all of those club, market, and bus bombings in Jerusalem, those rockets fired into Jewish neighborhoods along the Strip.

(I can’t believe we’re losing to these guys.)

That said, I’ve no doubt that the extermination of as many Muslims as is possible is part of the plan. Still a holocaust, but one that will eventually provide a second significant victim’s group.

And, hey, if the hardliners in Mossad think it’s in their country’s best interests to martyr those they consider opponents or enemies, who am I to suggest that that course of action is actually not in their best interests?

That’s all for now. Still parsing the latest WTF discovery on the local level. Will try to figure out how to discuss it once I figure out better what it’s supposed to do, hopefully without getting s***canned in the process. For now, I’ll just say that we’re are well out of astronomical odds and well in to impossible.

(Hulk smash!)

* I was actually surprised it took them this long. Good to know it wasn’t a wasted effort.

Mini Meme

Multiple little updates, most unrelated to each other. You’ve been warned.

Finally decided on the reason that the Squidgate juror’s family was targeted. Her husband, a native American and 17-year US Army vet (I may have said 20 sometime before; 17 is accurate) is considered, much as a black belt would be, a weapon. Pushing him to an extreme (as the US government and/or its private sector partners did Lloyd Woodson) would further spread fear, give someone an excuse to get more security contracts (as Thomas Drake has said his former co-workers at NSA did, created the “boogeyman”), and strike at people at the near poverty level at the same time. This was before the events on the Blue Water bridge. Squidgate, rather than only being an attack on various people, served to bring several victims of Executive power abuse together. The recent car accident near the only local gay bar is similar to the hit-and-runs against my son and the Squidgate juror’s youngest son in that it was a young, distracted driver. Then, of course, there was the Great Were-Coyote Robbery exactly one year less a day after the bridge incident. Ridiculous to think it random.

And of course our government would rather fight endless symptoms than have to take on the root cause within.

In other news, I watched Gamer last week. An excellent film as far as modern action films go, and in my opinion an excellent examination of societal psychology. The musical number toward the end is inspired, and you don’t see those kinds of scenes often anymore. Brilliant.

Of course while I was watching the film, elsewhere, a friend of mine found an empty vodka pint sitting near his gas tank. He had not seen the film nor known I had watched it. This was the first thing he said to me when we got together after a week or more apart.

And that’s the kind of silly PSYOP I refer to as having come from psychopathic sixth-graders. It’s childish.

And the sort of thing that merely mentioning makes me seem less sane. Screw that. That is part of the point. The rest being to show how impotent or criminal our current administration is to stop this kind of nonsense even on US soil.

There is more hilarity ensuing, but for now I’m keeping that between me and the paranoiacs in government.

On the film watchlist, Law Abiding Citizen (continuing the Butler trend; love his work except for the necocon message of 300, an otherwise beautiful film) and The Bourne Legacy.

Now, if you want to get an idea of what a neoliberal dystopia would look like, see Equilibrium. An all star cast, never heard of it. It’s a riff on the Star Trek Vulcan history (and Bakker and Watts subplots). After WWIII, the survivors decide that emotion is the enemy, and so everyone is made to take anti-feeling drugs. Art, music, and things like video games (hello?) are forbidden. But it’s neoliberal. For a neocon dystopia, see V for Vendetta. Hokey religious radicalism is not necessary to kill liberty, it’s just one tool.

That’s the function of science fiction, you see. To run emulations of systems without having to actually live through them, to learn the hard way. And yet it is clear that we are going to have to because such considerations are always trumped by the selfishness of the powerful. Corporations aren’t people, my friend, they are numbers. And that is what every government cares about: fooling enough, only serving the ones who get them re-elected and provide favors. Screw the rest, especially the 1s with flesh, blood and bone.

It’s odd. I am the most adaptable person I know, but I cannot abide fascism in any form. Don’t know why that is.

Until next time…