21 February 2020

The Bloodsucking American Economy (Or, Why Donald Trump Can't Understand Parasite)

20 February 2020: President Donald Trump took aim at “Parasite’s” historic Oscar wins at a Colorado rally on Thursday. “How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” he asked, prompting jeers from the crowd. “Did you see it?” “The winner is… a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all about?” he went on. “We got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of that, they give them best movie of the year? Was it good? I don’t know. Let’s get ‘Gone With the Wind.’ Can we get ‘Gone With the Wind’ back, please?”

One of the few charms of Our Dim-Witted Leader is his willingness to admit his frequent befuddlement.  The latest example is his struggle to understand this year's Academy Award winning best picture, Parasite:

What the hell was that all about?

On this issue, though, Donald Trump is not alone.  Americans in general have trouble processing anything concerned with class conflict, social inequality and the deleterious effects of Absolute Capitalism, which are the themes of Parasite.

That a lifelong bloodsucker like Trump would not understand Parasite is not surprising, as this only confirms Jesus' universal truth about human nature: our inability to recognize our own sins (Matthew 7:3-5). 

What continually creates exasperation is the American poor's inability to locate themselves in a class struggle. . .

What are the reasons for this?

1). The American poor do not view themselves as poor.  The American poor see themselves as an imaginary *middle class* who don't have as much money as they would like.  The American poor do not view themselves as belonging to a class of people at the bottom of a social strata.  The American poor, if they do acknowledge a class of people called poor, reserve that for people of color and white trash (mostly rural and southern).  

This haughtiness of the *middle class* is laughable.  They are poor (as this recent headline illustrates).  

This term *middle class* is a creation of the political system.  Democrats and Republicans stage political theater every election cycle, each claiming to know how best to serve the *middle class.*  In reality serving the *middle class* means how best to take what little money the poor have and give it to the rich.  That is the economic function of the political system.  The term *middle class* is merely an emotional bandage to cover the wound of poverty that afflicts most Americans.  By identifying themselves with an imaginary *middle class* of the richest nation on earth, most Americans therefore relieve themselves of the class stigma *poor.*  They put on economic airs.

2). Americans are terrified of class conflict.  Before they were terrified of muslims, they were terrified of *communists.*  The class struggles of theoretical communism became identified with the hapless and cruel failures of Soviet communism during the US - USSR Cold War.  To criticize capitalism and to view America as a failed, divided society was considered unpatriotic.  Constantly fed the propaganda they were part of an imaginary *middle class* of the richest nation on earth, the average American became disdainful of class conflict.  If there were any poor in America, it was their own fault, not the fault of the *system.*  Why, everybody knows anybody can grow up to be anything they want in America, if they only are willing to *work hard.*  America has a *level playing field.*  These simple-minded bromides continue to hold sway, even as the American's standard of living continues to decline. 

Given the above points, it is not surprising a pseudo-socialist like Bernie Sanders struggles to gain more votes than generic politicians, even cock-sucking ones.  But even Sanders is afraid to tell most Americans they are poor, as he, too, most often addresses his *talking points* to the imaginary *middle class.* Sanders admits the *middle class* will have to pay more in taxes to fund his Medicare for All Fund. . .but the cat is let out of the bag when he says that this *middle class* includes everybody making $29000 or more.  My friend, 29k ain't *middle class.*  If you make 29k in this country, you're poor.

Sanders' timid criticisms of capitalism evoke hysterical cries of *socialism* from his opponents, whether democrat or republican, because both parties are devoted to maintaining the status quo.  Both are beholden to the rich.  This is evident when democrats are open about refusing to their award their party's nomination to the candidate who wins the most delegates in the primaries. . .because that candidate will be the *socialist* Bernie Sanders.  And because Sanders will not have enough delegates to reach the 50% threshold required to earn the nomination, the democrats will have an open convention, and eventually the nominating process will fall to corrupt back-room deals and *super delegate* whoring. . .the democrat party will pick a *centrist,* meaning someone willing to keep the party faithful to every crooked trick of Absolute Capitalism.  The democrat party, as it is currently constituted, will never rally around even a modest critic of capitalism like Bernie Sanders. 

But because the American poor refuse to recognize their own poverty, refuse to give up their *middle class* delusion, they will continue to get the president they deserve, whether democrat or republican.  No voter in the world is dumber than the American, who continually votes against his own interest, and instead votes for the interests of the rich.  It's actually laugh out loud funny how stupid the American voter is, as he proudly marches into the voting booth determined to uphold the profit structure of the health insurance industry!  He believes he's fulfilling his God-given duty!

So, yes, then, back to Parasite, it's no wonder the reaction to it in America is:

What the hell was that all about?

[Some people do not understand how America's *capitalist* economy functions. Its function is to take money from the poor and give it to the rich. One small example serves as a model for the economy in general, and if one keeps this small example in mind, one will see its practice again and again in similar forms throughout the economy:

The poor person, not earning enough money to live on, despite working at least 40 hours a week, borrows money from the rich, in this example, in the form of a *credit card.* The rich persons lends money to the poor, but then demands the poor person pay it back with interest. . .and if the poor person is late in making payments, additional fees and fines are demanded. This is the entire structure of the American economy, from the individual level, represented here in the credit scam, to the corporate level, in which the rich reverse the process, borrowing money from the government in the form of *tax incentives* and then never paying it back (see here).

The beloved American economy, in text book jargon, is a high-cost rentier economy. Its GDP is empty, consisting mainly of the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE) rents, profits and capital gains while the nation’s infrastructure decays and its labor is reduced to a part-time *gig* economy.

In non-textbook jargon, the American economy is a usury economy, and usury, as we know from the Bible, is a sin. Thus, the idiot American voter is faithful to a sinful system.]

12 February 2020

The Klobot

Manchester, NH, 12 February 2020: Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont narrowly edged former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg to claim victory in New Hampshire's Democratic presidential primary. But the biggest winner in Tuesday's contest - the first primary in the White House race - may well be Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who came in a strong third. Klobuchar finished far ahead of Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Vice President Joe Biden, who are limping out of New Hampshire facing serious questions about the future of their campaigns.

Klobuchar - who hails from Iowa's neighbor to the north - finished a distant fifth in last week's Iowa caucuses. But a strong presidential primary debate performance on Friday seemingly pumped up her fortunes and gave her a big bounce - as she surged the final tracking polls over the weekend. The senator was obviously able to capitalize on her last-minute momentum. Exit polls suggest that older and more educated voters, as well as moderates and those looking for a candidate to unite the country, boosted Klobuchar's performance. 

Huh?  Who would actually take time out of their day, in which they probably got to go from one job to a second job, because they felt compelled to vote for this cold fish?

I mean, listen to this creaking harpy:
With her clunky, robotic delivery, she makes stuttering Joe Biden seem smooth. . .

Who voted for her?

With her dreadful oratorical skills, I can only imagine she might appeal to Jewish voters, since (in front of a microphone, at least) she surely ain't no Adolf Hitler, but anybody else?

Maybe it's her call to *the people in the middle?*  

But who are these people, these Median people?

The imaginary *middle American?* 

Exit polls says older people and *moderates* (what's a moderate?  See Revelation 3:14-16) like her.  That means scared sheeple.  They lived a lifetime brainwashed by the American Dream, and even though their standard of living has fallen significantly, they love so-called *centrists,* robot politicians who promise they can keep their shitty health insurance, can keep working their two shitty jobs and keep sending their kids to their shitty schools where they will read Thirteen Reasons Why instead of The Catcher In The Rye.

These *centrists* promise they won't do anything radical like *socialist* Bernie Sanders with his cRaZy health care plan (how can we pay for it?!?!) or racist Donald Trump with his caged kids immigration policy.

The sheeple just want to live their imaginary middle class lives, and fear any *extremist* who would wake them from their American Dream. . .

The sheeple just want to die peacefully in their sleep, preferably just before maxing out their credit cards. . .

It's a slow, steady decline, not too bumpy, and the sheeple are content as long as they can pay for their electronic gadgets.  Their real lives may be fraying at the edges, but all that can be simply cropped out on social media, where their illusions remain picture perfect.

Amy Klobuchar, the Klobot, with her robotic delivery of *sensible policies* is the perfect Median politician, promising to do nothing that would threaten the sheeple's imaginary middle class life. . .

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are political Stanleys, who frighten the Blanche DuBois middle class sheeple, while the Klobot is a political Mitch, who soothes and enables them in their self-delusion.  The surprise is not that the Klobot came from nowhere to get 20% of the vote, but that she didn't get more. 

08 February 2020

NYPDe Sade

The Big Apple, 6 February 2020: Prosecutors described in horrifying detail on Thursday the years of abuse endured by two of NYPD officer Michael Valva’s children — as the cop and his fiancee pleaded not guilty to felony murder indictments in the hypothermia death of Valva’s 8-year-old son, Tommy. Valva, 40, and Angela Pollina, 42, appeared separately in Suffolk County Supreme Court and sat stone-faced as prosecutors announced new child endangerment charges against them for allegedly neglecting and abusing Tommy and his brother Anthony. Prosecutor Kerriann Kelly said the abuse of the two boys became apparent in 2017, shortly after their mom, Justyna Zubko-Valva, lost custody of them, when the kids started showing up at their East Moriches school hungry.

“[The boys were] eating crumbs off tables and eating out of the garbage and going under the bleachers at the gym to try and find food,” Kelly said. “They were literally begging for food at school.” The two allegedly were deprived of breakfast and starved in punishment for failing to call Valva’s new paramour, Pollina, “Mommy,” Kelly said. By their second year in the school district, the elementary-age boys came to class wearing “pull-ups” while reeking of urine and feces, with bruises and cuts on their bodies. “Thomas came to school so soiled one day that the urine was squishing in his sneakers,” Kelly described as Zubko-Valva sobbed loudly in the courtroom.

The prosecutor described how the brothers were loath to go out for recess because they were so cold, leading school staff to give them clothes “in secret … as to avoid further punishment of the boys.” She also revealed new details on how Michael Valva reacted when he found out Thomas had died, allegedly saying at the hospital, “I’ve been through more stressful things than this.”

Two days before Thomas died, he was banished to the family garage and was captured on the home’s surveillance cameras “shaking in the freezing cold air and clearly exhibiting signs of his need to use the bathroom in 19-degree weather,” Kelly said. There was no bathroom in the garage and if Thomas soiled himself, he would be punished. Pollina sent a clip of the video to Valva and asked if Thomas was going to stay home from school the next day. “I have zero clothing for him, fuck the piece of shit Thomas, he’s not going anywhere,” Valva texted, according to prosecutors. Ten minutes later, he seemed to poke fun at the trembling boy. “Geez it seems like he has to go, too bad he doesn’t have a bathroom,” Valva texted. In response, Pollina allegedly wrote: “Seriously, if only he had a bathroom.”

Well, let us credit Michael Valva and Angela Pollina. . .

Credit where credit is due. . .

They prove the human capacity for inhumanity is inexhaustible. . .

One would think one had seen it all. . .

Not only in the crimes of reality, let's recall the horrible fates of Adam Walsh and Polly Klaas, representative of thousands of such crimes, so frequent an occurrence as to be commonplace, but also in the crimes of fiction, with novels, television shows and movies routine with torture and death, routine to the point of banality, if one has seen a child molester-themed episode or three of Law & Order: SVU.

One has seen cruelty again and again. . .and therefore most of it makes little impression.

And then along come the two New York greaseballs, Valva and Pollina, and their sadistic heartlessness and depravity make one pause, even in our malign saturated times.

That the New York Police Department officer Valva would say of his own dying son:

Fuck the piece of shit

and then *make fun* of the boy as he dies trembling trying to not evacuate his own waste. . .

I actually paused and wondered: how does a father become so indifferent (and this indifference is far worse than hatred)? 

What of the father's *girlfriend* Pollina?  Did she contribute to his delinquency?  Or had he merely met a kindred spirit?

What do we make of these two pieces of human shit?

[And what do we make of *the system?*  *The system* in Make America Great Again?  The system that records two boys attending school in diapers while reeking of feces, with urine squishing in sneakers, with bodies bruised and cut, but a *system* that can do nothing to help?  And yet one can't help but wonder: if poor 8 year old Tommy Valva had had the sophistication to game the signs of the times and claim his NYPD dad was preventing him from transitioning to female, wouldn't *the system* have then been able to step in and save him/her?]

What do we make of these two pieces of human garbage?

There is a school of Christianity that would have Jesus knocking on the hearts of the two New York greaseballs, begging them to open their hearts to Him. . .

There is another school of Christianity that would say Jesus don't want this human garbage, that they are children of the devil, unable to hear His word, and therefore unable to repent and be forgiven. . .

Free will. . .or predestination?  It's been debated in the church down through the centuries.

One tends to judge predestination more favorably when exposed to filth like Michael Valva@@. . .

But always there is Paul's whisper in our ear:

It is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but He that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

@@Look at Valva in his mugshot, dressed in a suicide gown!  He must have cried when brought to jail, and whimpered he was going to *hurt himself!*  Please!  He don't have it in him!  He don't have the Judas stomach to hurt himself!  Everyone knows cops are pussies!

25 January 2020

Wuhan Coronavirus Massacre

BEIJING (Reuters) - President Xi Jinping said China was facing a “grave situation” as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 41, overshadowing celebrations of the Lunar New Year that began on Saturday. China also announced further transport restrictions. With more than 1,400 people infected worldwide, most of them in China, Hong Kong declared a virus emergency, scrapped celebrations and restricted links to mainland China. Australia confirmed its first four cases on Saturday, Malaysia confirmed four and France reported Europe’s first cases on Friday, as health authorities around the world scrambled to prevent a pandemic.

The Chinese love to brag how powerful they have become.  Powerful in economy, technology and science.  And let's give credit where credit is due: it was a Chinaman who created the world's first CRISPR baby, which is a cuter way of saying Frankenstein baby. The Chinaman disregarded Western scientific ethics and protocols and just went ahead and tinkered with the genes of twins in utero (while crossing his fingers, I guess).  Hey, national prestige is at stake.  And the Chinese have given us TikTok, too.  So, yeah, China has done a few modern things.

But. . .

The Chinese seriously need to upgrade the way they pick up their evening dinners before we permanently move them from peasant class.  Can they get a Trader Joe's or at least an Aldi over there before they spread every fucking kind of animal pestilence all over the world?  Yeah, that's right, this latest Chinese germ, just like the last one, originated in one of their infamous *wet markets.*  Here's the details:

The coronavirus spreading in China and the SARS outbreak of 2003 have two things in common: Both are from the coronavirus family, and both started in wet markets. At such markets, outdoor stalls are squeezed together to form narrow lanes, where locals and visitors shop for cuts of meat and ripe produce. A stall selling hundreds of caged chickens may abut a butcher counter, where uncooked meat is chopped as nearby dogs watch hungrily. Vendors hock skinned hares, while seafood stalls display glistening fish and shrimp. Wet markets put people and live and dead animals — dogs, chickens, pigs, snakes, civets, and more — in constant close contact. That makes it easy for a virus to jump from animal to human. The specific market where the outbreak is believed to have begun is the Huanan Seafood Market. The coronavirus that emerged there has so far killed 26 people and infected more than 900. 
Coronaviruses are zoonotic diseases, meaning they spread to people from animals. In the case of SARS, and likely this Wuhan coronavirus outbreak as well, bats were the original hosts. The bats then infected other animals, which transmitted the virus to humans. "Poorly regulated, live animal markets mixed with illegal wildlife trade offer a unique opportunity for viruses to spillover from wildlife hosts into the human population," the Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement.

Anyway. . .

Whenever one of these viruses breakout in China (or Africa, like ebola, remember?), they become big stories in the West, for FEAR of the virus reaching its antiseptic shores. . .

The coronavirus ain't nothing much more than a bad cold, unless it spreads to your lungs, where it can then cause pneumonia and kill weaklings (old people, particularly). 

Even if the virus were to become pandemic, most people who get it will survive. . .

People die from the flu every year, and though there is usually a flu scare in the news at the beginning of every flu season (get your flu shot, citizen!), it doesn't grab the headlines like this coronavirus.  Why?  

Because this coronavirus is a NEW threat of death. . .

Any new threat of death always provokes anxiety. . .

Most people are terrified of death, and spend life disassociated from it.  

Flu, cancer, heart disease, pianos falling on our heads, all the known ways we can die are packed safely away in the closet of our subconscious, like Christmas decorations stored in the basement until Jingle Bells are heard and then the tree and the lights pop back up into our conscious mind.  The coronavirus is a death knell, and its bells ring up our inevitable funeral march. . .

People desperately try to live as if they won't die. . .and then along comes this Chinese firecracker virus to remind us otherwise.

But. . .

Is death so bad?

I suspect most people believe there is nothing after death.

Well, there was nothing before existence, and we didn't seem to mind that.  Of course you say, well, now we have tasted existence, and don't want to say goodbye to ourselves and go back into nothingness.  

But you won't even know you are nothing. . .in that regard, you are eternal, you will never be aware of your nothingness.  

That's if there is nothing after death. . .

If there is something after death, one can only imagine.  The possibilities are limitless.  Some good, some bad.  The unknown outcome is dreadful.  Better to stay here, no matter how awful our lives are, than risk the unknown outcome.  That is why so few people kill themselves.  Better to stay here, where we can hope *things will get better,* which is the dominant world-wide faith.

There are other faiths, more substantial than the faith of *things will getter.*  These are also known as *religions.*  I don't know enough about the Eastern religions and Islam to know if they provide their followers any relief from the fear of death.  

Christianity promises a glorious life-after-death to its adherents. . .and yet most Christians, at least, American Christians, seem just as terrified of death as infidels.  They have themselves hooked up to every hospital gadget, pump themselves full of every chemical treatment, just like infidels, to avoid being with Jesus.  Does that make sense?  Only if most Christians really have no faith, that their *religion* is just some sort of cultural ID bracelet to distinguish themselves from the others, and, like a rabbit's foot, perhaps bring them some life-after-death good luck.

What about the True Christian Believer?  Could a True Christian Believer have any fear of death?  You may offer Matthew 7:21 - 23:

Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity. 

Thus a True Christian Believer may have only deceived himself his whole life, only to be exposed and condemned by the Lord *in that day.*  Isn't this enough to cause even the supposed True Christian Believer to tremble?

I think not.  Because for one to imagine himself a True Christian Believer, he must have the awareness Jesus' judgment is true.  True and unquestionable.  Therefore, if *in that day,* His Lord exposes him as a fraud, he will nonetheless have the eternal comfort in outer darkness that justice has been served.  He will thank Jesus for forcing him to see the truth about himself.  For as Jesus said:

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. . .

11 January 2020

The Time Has Come For The Iranian People To Kick The Supreme gOOfball To The Curb

11 January 2020: Iran's clerical rulers risk a legitimacy crisis as popular anger has boiled up at the way the state handled a passenger plane crash, which the military took three days to admit was caused by an Iranian missile fired in error. Amid mounting public fury and international criticism, the belated admission of blame by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards has squandered the national unity seen after the killing of the country's most influential commander in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq on Jan. 3. Huge crowds had turned out on the streets of Iranian cities to mourn Qassem Soleimani's death, chanting "Death to America". But since the Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed on Wednesday - an incident Canada and the United States said early on was due to an Iranian missile albeit fired by mistake - social media has been ablaze with criticism of the establishment. All 176 people on board the plane, en route from Tehran to Kiev, were killed.

"It is a very sensitive time for the establishment. They face a serious credibility problem. Not only did they conceal the truth, they also mismanaged the situation," said a senior former official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran's clerics have swept aside challenges to their grip on power. But the kind of distrust between the rulers and the ruled that erupted in protests last year may now have deepened. Video clips on Twitter showed protesters in Tehran on Saturday chanting "Death to the dictator," a reference to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Reuters could not independently verify the footage. It followed a welter of criticism in Iran. Iran's state news agency confirmed protests had erupted.

The Guards issued an apology for shooting down the plane, saying air defences were fired in error during a state of high alert. Iran had expected U.S reprisals after it retaliated for Soleimani's killing by firing missiles at Iraqi bases where U.S. troops were stationed. One hardline official said the mistake should not be turned into a political weapon against the establishment and the Guards, a parallel force to the conventional army that answers directly to Khamenei and is a guardian of the theocratic system. "Let's avoid being so harsh. It was a sensitive time and everyone was nervous. You cannot ignore what the Guards have done to protect the nation and this country since the revolution," the security official told Reuters.

It has not been a good week for Iran's Supreme gOOfball Ali Khamenei, to say the least. . .

He began the week orchestrating one of the great Dog and Pony Shows in human history.  With typical menacing muslim rhetoric he vowed Great Satan America would face *severe revenge* while raising the red flag of vengeance over the Jamarkaran mosque and parading Soleimani's dead body all over Iran in multiple million man funerals.

One must give the Supreme gOOfball an A for hype. . .but an F for execution (unless you think accidentally executing your own people is a great achievement).

Yes, after all the hype, the Supreme gOOfball's *severe revenge* turned out to be nothing more than a few potholes in an Iraqi airbase, as he was too terrified of Trump's response to actually target American servicemen, the million man funerals actually ended up killing 56 Iranian citizens in stampedes, and, worst of all, the incompetent Iranian air defense actually shot down a commercial jetliner, killing nearly 150 additional Iranian citizens.

The Supreme gOOfball's spokesmen denied for 3 days Iran shot down the jet, but the truth could not be hid, and the Supreme gOOfball had to take a big bite out of a shit sandwich and admit the humiliating truth: his proud nation had urinated all over itself in its biggest moment.

Nervous and fearful by their own admission:

Let's avoid being so harsh. It was a sensitive time and everyone was nervous. . .

Nervous and fearful, after all the Supreme gOOfball's belligerent rhetoric and uber-nationalistic mega funerals, Iran SHIT THE BED!  LOL!!

In its own shit, Iran choked the lives out of over 200 of its own citizens, not to mention dozens of Canadians and Ukrainians.

In a real country, if a leader fucks up that historically bad, he's OUT.  Impossible to survive.  If's Iran's Supreme gOOfball survives, it's because his own people are as cowardly as he is, and lack the will, after being bullied for decades by their absurdly costumed clerics, to run his dumb ass out of the country.

Are Iranians gonna continue to let this useless eater tell them how to dress, which cocks they can suck, and what movies they can watch?  

Look, I'm sure it wouldn't be easy.  We know the Supreme gOOfball is real good at bullying his own people, but after becoming the world's joke in the last week, do Iranians really want to keep living like dogs, afraid of the Supreme gOOfball's lash?  Isn't it time to bite the hand that doesn't feed them?

08 January 2020

Yellow Flag Flies Over Jamarkaran Mosque

CNN, 8 January 2020: There is a growing belief among some Trump administration officials that Iran's missiles intentionally missed areas populated by Americans when they targeted two Iraqi bases housing US troops early Wednesday local time, multiple administration officials said. Iran fired a number of missiles aimed at the bases in retaliation for the American strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani last week, further escalating tensions between the two countries. Officials have said there were no US casualties as a result of the attacks. The administration officials floated the notion that Iran could have directed their missiles to hit areas that are populated by Americans, but intentionally did not. And they suggested Iran may have chosen to send a message rather than take significant enough action to provoke a substantial US military response.

OK. After all the tears and the anguished cries for revenge, after all the monumental pomp and circumstance—the red flag over the mosque in Qom, the million men funeral tours—this is Iran's promised fierce revenge:

Iran's missiles intentionally missed areas populated by Americans.

America assassinates Iran's Hero General. . .and some Iraqi airbase runway is blown up? Not exactly the *historic nightmare* the Iranian leadership pledged.

Yup, color me stupefied and wholly unimpressed with Iranian *vengeance.* And while we are at it, let's also color that flag over the Jamarkaran mosque yellow, for most assuredly Iran lacked the courage to spill the blood of The Great Satan.

Let's be brutally honest about what Iran's woeful and intentionally misguided *attack* means: Iran remains submissive to the Great Satan, and chooses to remain in American chains, eating a daily dose of sanctions and humiliations.

We wish we could ask Ayatollah Khamenei, the spiritual leader and defacto mosque boss of Iran, how can he go to Allah and offer property damage at an Iraqi air base as recompense for the Great Satan's sacrifice of Soleimani? 

And perhaps Allah already told him he can't, in the form of two earthquakes and one plane crash after Iran's pitiful miss-the-mark missile attack.

[And maybe we shouldn't blame Allah for the plane crash. Considering Iran's refusal to hand over the plane's black box to aviation investigators, it could very well be the jetliner was shot down by Iran's nervous and inept air defenses.  Can you imagine proud-but-yellow-bellied Iran allowing the recording of the distressed pilot to be heard: these fucking towelheads are shooting at us!  And we also note the following symbolism: the airliner was from the Ukraine!  Impeachment Ukraine!  It's as if Trump bought down two birds with one stone.]

One can only imagine the bitter, bitter disappointment of Zeinab Soleimani, daughter of the assassinated General.  The Ayatollah looked her in her teary eyes and promised her father's murder would be avenged.  Hard to imagine a couple potholes on a runway in an Iraqi airbase bringing her any solace.   

And let's not fail to mention perhaps the greatest indignity of the entire l'affaire Soleimani:

A stampede erupted on Tuesday at a funeral procession for the Iranian general killed in a US air strike last week, killing at least 56 people and injuring 48 others. According to a report on state television, the stampede took place in Kerman, the home town of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, as the procession got underway. Initial videos posted online showed people lying lifeless on a road, others shouting and trying to help them.

Hard to imagine a worse or more embarrassing few days for Iran.  After all the Grand Promises and the Majestic Dog and Pony Shows, followed by the funeral stampede, the cowardly military response and the possibly inept, frightened reactions actions of the Iranian air defenses, we are left with one absolute certainty:

Major General Qassem Soleimani is rolling over in his grave.

Some Iran apologists are desperately trying to spin the shamefully underwhelming and incompetent Iranian response as a *victory* for the Islamic Republic.  Only those literally born yesterday, after the furious Iranian pledge of revenge, could believe it.

07 January 2020

Will Kill Muslims For Food

7 January 2020: If you’re happy about the U.S.’s killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, President Trump’s reelection campaign has a suggestion for how to show it: with a $100 donation to the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, the joint fundraising arm of the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee.

The American democratic process: funded by assassination!

Well, I can find something even more nauseating.  Romans 10:9-10 has been replaced by this:

TV evangelist Jim Bakker says President Donald Trump is a test of faith and that Christians can pass by loving him.  “You know what? Trump is a test whether you’re even saved,” he said in a clip going viral on Twitter. “Only saved people can love Trump.”

Bakker continues to give Christians (and cocksuckers) a bad name. . .