February 23, 2017 Leave a comment
Couple weeks back I was talking to my mom (she voted for that one stupid asshole whose name we don’t use here). I must have been trying to talk some sense into her (that will never happen. She just does what the television says) and I mentioned “grab her by the pussy.”
Her response? Without any hint of irony (in fact it seemed like pure outrage) she said: “What about all those women Bill Clinton raped? You never said a word when we had a serial rapist in office.”
And today one of my friends (a PhD hopeful, a newly converted Muslim and avid Left Marxist) posted on his Facebook wall about the ex PM of England being investigated for serial child molestation and ritual murder. Somewhere in the comments he started talking about how much sense David Icke made (“sure he’s crazy, but…”).
In Portland maybe a year ago I was sitting at the waterfront looking at the sky with my roommate and his wife smoking a blunt and I commented what a nice day it was. Perfectly clear, very few clouds in the sky.
The wife says: “yeah, too bad about all the chem trails.” I laughed because I thought she was joking. She was not. She got pissed. Turns out she was a Hare Krisna, raised by Hare Krisnas who really (seriously) believed in Alex Jones’ Prison Planet bullshit.
Later she became the most vegan, kombucha drinking hippie Bernie Sanders supporter you’ve ever seen in your life.
Still believes the Prison Planet bullshit because she just doesn’t care to learn.
Which never stops her from talking like she’s the sole authority on the topic.
Researching Derrick Jensen (from day one) I realized his Peak Oil nonsense was just that. Nonsense.
I remember seeing links to Info Wars and Prison Planet on Camille Marino’s stupid webpage before she died (or whatever. She’s dead right?)
As it happens there are a lot of web pages admin’d by neo-Hindus and mystics – Urantia, the Galactic Federation of Light, etc.- who not only push this Pizzagate crap, but who, surprisingly, are die-hard Dumold Cunt supporters.
In Portland they show up in force at every political demonstration in town. They’re reminiscent of the Lyndon LaRouche bozos (or the guys from Zeitgeist) who used to show up at anti war demonstrations in Seattle fifteen years ago. They came in mobs with their idiot “9/11 was an inside job” signs just to fuck up the spot and make all the rest of us seem like huge idiots.
It’s nothing new. Spiro Agnew and the John Bitch Society did the same thing in the late sixties and early seventies.
In fact, one can precisely trace all this neo mystic fake news bullshit to the John Birch Society.
But it’s been going on much longer than that.
I remember reading Arthur Koestler’s “The Invisible Writings” about the Brown Book – the book that was supposed to prove the Nazis burned down the Reichstag. It was a book written with the sole purpose of clearing Dmitrov and Van Der Lube who were charged with the crime.
Second I read it I knew it was fake. Of course Van Der Lube burnt down the Reichstag -the guy was the Walter Bond of his era. He had a problem with starting fires.
I don’t care. I’m glad he did it. I’m not defending any Nazis here.
But it never ceases to amaze me how many people (EVEN TO THIS DAY) believe the Nazis burnt down the Reichstag.
Left or right, Communist, fascist, moderate, there are ABSOLUTELY NO CREDIBLE SCHOLARS who believe the Nazis burnt down the Reichstag.
There are still people who will tell you that Ethel and Ira Rosenburg were innocent.
When history (and uncovered files from the former Soviet Union) proves, without a doubt, that the Rosenburgs were spies.
It seems like the only issues right and left can come together on are Chem Trails, FEMA camps, false flag operations and opposing vaccinations.
DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED on the anti-vaxxers.
It’s not fair to say the right wing are the only parties guilty of either believing in or exploiting fake news because they think it will further their political agenda.
The truth is the loudmouths on both sides are getting their information from the same place.
And I am really uncomfortable supporting, condoning or participating in a resistance movement that is incapable of telling the truth. I am absolutely not going to throw my hat in with a revolutionary force that believes the real problems with the State are FEMA prison camps, peak oil or chem trails.
What would happen if they won?!?
At the end of the day if we don’t know what we’re fighting or what we’re fighting for, we won’t win.
There are many ways to combat this issue. We could focus on education instead of war. We could pump a trillion dollars of marijuana revenue into public education. Maybe charter schools WOULD help. Maybe we could make people take a competency exam before they were allowed to vote. Maybe our elected officials should be obligated to take a competency exam before holding public office.
Maybe if we tried any one of these options, in two or three generations, we could collectively get over this nonsense.
Problem with that?
We don’t have that long.
There’s a lot of schadenfreude going around right now: “these stupid Cunt voters are sure going to get what’s coming to them. They’ll sure have egg on their face when they realize everything he says is bullshit.”
I feel that…
The difference is, when the ice caps melt and all the animals are gone and the seas are unable to support life and huge parts of the world are no longer capable of supporting human life, I’ll be hard-pressed to point my fingers and laugh and say: “I told you so.”
I will not be full of schadenfreude – I will take absolutely no pleasure in telling everybody how stupid they were. How they should have tried to educate their children instead of indoctrinating them. I’m afraid I will not be full of ironic joy when I tell you how fucking wrong you were.
By then… It will be way too late.