10 December 2020

Powder Keg USA 2020: Recap, And The Fear That Started It All

America's Summer of Hard Feelings is now well past. . .

The presidential election has come and gone (well, come and gone except for Trump and his hard core of disciples). . .

What will 2021 bring? Will the virus vaccine alleviate the covid hysteria?  Will the Trump disciples lose faith in his presidential resurrection and rejoin the American herd in a stampede to *normal?*

Who knows?

What interests me more is: do we even really know what the Powder Keg American Summer and the surreal Fall Election were really all about?

What was the meaning behind the antics of the Anarchists, the Wall of Moms, the White Girls in Short-Shorts, the Skater Rats, the MAGA Militia LARPers, the Race Karens, the Mask Karens, the Election Deniers?

One thread ties them all together:

The virus, as a new and sudden reminder of our mortality, triggered it all.  

Our mortality, which we bury under what we call *living,* and consisting of our shared cultural goals (acquisition of life's necessities via the agreed upon path that is termed *making a living*) along with our individual obsessions/addictions (the private behaviors of our *free time*), was thrown into our maskless face by the coronavirus pandemic.  

Quite simply, the awakened fear of death lay behind all the 2020 chaos. . .

I asked Sheldon Solomon, the esteemed American social psychologist and author of The Worm At The Core: On The Role Of Death In Life, if he found room for agreement.

Dr. Solomon has spent decades studying the effects of the awareness of death on our thoughts, feelings and behavior. His *Terror Management Theory* posits that humans rid themselves of their terror of death through cultural belief systems (or worldviews) that imbue life with meaning, and the individuals who subscribe to them with significance (or self-esteem). 

It is with that background in mind that I asked Dr. Solomon the following questions:

Q: What observable effect on the population, if any, have you noticed since the emergence of the sudden threat covid-19, a new and unexpected, and not therefore repressed, reminder of death?


{For readers wishing the specifics of the attitudes and behaviors referenced in Dr. Solomon's answer, please read https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-reminds-you-of-death-and-amplifies-your-core-values-both-bad-and-good-137588}

Q: Was there a combined effect of the virus and the often replayed sudden death of George Floyd that created a mass anxiety in the young?


: Did the not yet repressed or compartmentalized fear of sudden death contribute to the summer long BLM protests, which could then be viewed as a myth-ritual complex, an opportunity for giving the protesters' lives a heroic meaning that then alleviated their fear of death?


Q: Did the conservative right embrace Trump's consistent virus denials and then make him a fetish object, endowing him with the transcendent power they lack to combat the virus, and thus they cannot accept his removal from the White House without having to find another palliative for their fear of death?


Q: Are there any observations on the 2020 chaos you would like to share? 


Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein

I thank Dr. Solomon for taking the time to share his views.

06 November 2020

Sympathy For The Trump

Thoughts On The Defeat Of Donald J. Trump

Our President Trump is not a *good* man.  No one is good.  (And Trump's non-goodness is first readily evident in his obesity, let alone any non-physical shortcomings). Trump has profited from wicked dealings his entire life.  He has lived a life of luxury at the expense of others.  His refusal to meaningfully address the virus pandemic, his retarded insistence that the *corner has been turned,* results in the deaths of x number of people.

I have my faults.  A lifetime of missing the mark.  I'm a firm believer all people are fuck-ups, to one degree or the other, so I refuse to measure myself favorably against a Donald J. Trump or anyone else.  

Can we have sympathy for a man such as Donald J. Trump, who has directly wronged millions?

I have sympathy for myself.  How many thousands have I directly wronged?  How many millions indirectly?  I sympathize with myself because I recognize the harm done to me in my early years.  Not an excuse for my wrong-doings, but an honest acknowledgement that with a little more generosity received in youth, I would have likely hurt fewer people.

The earth is a pinball machine of fuck-ups clanging into each other, receiving and inflicting pain.

It's an entirely sympathetic condition. . .

I've read a couple of biographies of Adolf Hitler, and there are moments of deep sympathy and compassion.  The German's early years were difficult.  It's healthy to understand and acknowledge it.

Tens of millions of human souls would have benefited if one single person of means had said Hitler, your watercolors are magnificent, I am sponsoring your pursuit of the arts

Of course, I have less sympathy for Trump than for Hitler and myself, as the German and I were not blessed to be born with silver spoons in our mouths, therefore our crimes are of a lesser degree, because we had lesser opportunity to escape ugly human nature.

Nevertheless, watching the former President address the nation yesterday, his depression and hurt were obvious.  For a man like Trump, a man with an ENORMOUS and UNENDING need for affirmation, this defeat is devastating.  He has been branded a loser.  Though some people voted for him, it is the stamp of an entire nation that rejects him.

Some things happened to Trump in his early years that left him injured, psychologically immature and now unable to process his defeat.  

Thus, I have sympathy for Trump, the emotional cripple.  A man who lived a narrow material life, ever pursuing that which moth and rust doth corrupt, and not treasure in Heaven.  Trump is entirely unprepared for eternity, and for that I also pity him.

02 October 2020

243 Pound Droplet Of Death

2 October 2020: The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump was suffering “mild symptoms” of COVID-19 after the announcement of his illness threw the country deeper into uncertainty just a month before the presidential election. The revelation came in a Trump tweet about 1 a.m. after he had returned from an afternoon political fundraiser without telling the crowd he had been exposed to an aide with the disease that has killed more than 205,000 Americans and more than a million people worldwide.

Trump has spent much of the year downplaying the threat of the virus, rarely wearing a protective mask and urging states and cities to “reopen” and reduce or eliminate shutdown rules.

Hours before Trump announced he had contracted the virus, the White House said a top aide, Hope Hicks, who had traveled with him during the week had tested positive. While House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Friday tried to assure the public that Trump was conducting business as usual, even as he confirmed that the White House knew Hicks had tested positive before Trump attended a Thursday fundraiser in New Jersey. 

Trump has consistently played down concerns about being personally vulnerable. He has mostly refused to abide by basic public health guidelines — including those issued by his own administration — such as wearing face coverings in public and practicing social distancing. Instead, he has continued to hold campaign rallies that draw thousands of often mask-less supporters. “I felt no vulnerability whatsoever,” he told reporters back in May.

Questions remain about why Trump and his aides continued to come to work and travel after Hicks fell ill. Trump traveled to New Jersey on Thursday for the fundraiser, exposing attendees to the virus. Trump’s social media director Dan Scavino and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who were originally set to join him on the trip, were replaced at the last minute by other aides.

It's hard to accept Trump getting the virus is a random event. . .

It's hard to accept that Trump could just as easily have not been infected with the often-deadly virus. . .

Given how dismissive (and deceitful) Trump has been about the *kung flu,* it's hard not to accept it was inevitable he would himself become plagued with it.  Call it Cosmic Immunological Synchronicity. . .

And then, paradoxically, one can imagine neither outcome, serious illness/death or asymptomatic, as random, but the inevitable outcome of either:

A) Trump's responsibility for x number of deaths, such as the *negro republican* Herm Cain's, those (now dead) followers who (while alive) adopted Trump's disdainful attitude toward coronavirus safeguards


B) Trump's existential immunity, which has allowed him a life of ill-gotten prosperity, suffering no detrimental consequence for lying and cheating his way to a life of delicious living, and the contemptuous boasting of a personified Babylon.

Agreeing with the wisdom of the Ecclesiastes, I foresee an asymptomatic Trump:

All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness.

<And can you imagine the endless boasting of an asymptomatic Trump: the power of my immune system, the favor of the Almighty. . .>

In any event, I am left to wonder at the mix of arrogance and ignorance which led to Trump's infection.  How much due to his stupidity, and how much due to the bubbled life of privilege led him to throw precaution to the wind in his comings and goings during/after his contact with the infected Hicks?

<Will anyone who attended Trump's golf club fundraiser die because they wanted to give money to what is now a 243 pound droplet of death??  Tickets reportedly cost up to $250000!  Imagine forking over a quarter mil just to buy your own death.  LOL!  One of the rare instances when it's better to be poor!>  

Fitting, perhaps, science also may be Trump's undoing.  Perhaps he believed that because everyone who came within 6 feet of him was tested, and that he was concierge tested numerous times a day, he felt the virus molecules could not approach him.  But the idiotic Trump apparently did not realize in this one regard that testing is, indeed, as he often claimed, worthless:

As soon as that swab is pulled from the nostril, the virus watch is reset, and with the very next inhalation the test result is already outdated. . .

Alas, for Trump, that is why one ought to wear a mask. . .

05 September 2020

Kyle Rittenhouse, Hero?

Evidence of the increased derangement of the American populace, its declined capability in critical thinking during the Helter Skelter summer of 2020, is that a significant portion believe Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17 year old arrested development/cop sniffer/militia hanger-on who killed BLM riff-raff in the Kenosha hurly-burly, is a *hero.*


Yes, there is a lot to process this American summer.  The virus, the tattered economy, the many-threaded protests.  Information stimulation above an already difficult to process level, along with a near-continuous demand from Media for immediate action/reaction, leads to rushed, poorly thought-out elaborations.

Still, it ought to be evident from the graceless sight of the baby-fatted teen Rittenhouse's stumbling rifle firing that his killing of scrubby Jacob Blake leeches was several rungs below the heroic.

What's heroic about willfully adding to the troubles of a neighboring community?  Of adding a loaded weapon to unstable streets?  What's heroic about about engaging in confrontation (whatever the degree of responsibility in its origin) and then refusing to disengage until an immature mind sees no alternative other than rifle fire?  

That's not heroic.  Rittenhouse made one poor choice after another.  Yet now he is celebrated by many.  And of the many, some not few claim themselves *Christian!*
What a complete lack of discernment!  

You wonder how much these *Christians* leave in the offering plate on Sundays. . .

You wonder how much these *Christians* give to missionary work. . .

Sins of omission and commission.  How much genuine need did these *Christians* refuse for the sake of the brainwashed cop sniffing teenage anti-Billy Jack?

What would have been heroic, and what would be heroic, is if Rittenhouse had stayed home, praying and fasting for the gospel to be preached in the Kenosha unrest, and if *Christians* supported the gospel instead of the deaths of unwashed sinners.

Kyle Rittenhouse, hero?  


And any *Christian* who thinks Rittenhouse is a hero needs to read Luke 9:51-56, and then pray for repentance. 

26 August 2020

Kyle Rittenhouse, Transgendarme

26 August 2020: Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old Antioch, Illinois, supporter of police who filled his Facebook page with pictures of guns and police advocacy, was named as an accused shooter in the series of shootings that unfolded at a Kenosha, Wisconsin, demonstration over the police shooting death of Jacob Blake. Photos on Rittenhouse’s mother’s Facebook page show him in what appears to be a police cadet uniform and a firefighter’s uniform. The picture contains the words, “We Black the Blue” and a heart with a thin blue line flag in it. A now deleted Facebook post indicates he was part of the Grayslake-Lindenhurst-Hainesville Public Safety Cadet Program in 2017. A photo shows Kyle Rittenhouse participating in a program for youths who showed an interest in law enforcement. Another old photo shows him in camouflage as a young kid. One photo showing him wearing a large weapon shows him wearing American flag socks.

Depressing. . .

A snapshot of American perversion colliding with American dysfunction. . .

The perverted flag-and-gun idolatry applied to committed disenfranchisement. . .

White *order* thrown on black and black-identifying *dissimilation*. . . 

In other words, the American shithole, all here. . .

A 17-year-old kid, still weighed down with baby fat, spoon-fed flag-and-cop-and-gun worship his whole life, mimics all the worst tendencies of *patriotic* and *first responder/hero/blue lives* psychosis.

17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse therefore believes imposed force is the answer to all problems. His faith is sustained by weaponry. He's a typical deranged American gun fetishist who believes the state teaching that war generates peace. . .

17 years old. . .and already a demented, hopelessly broken human being. . .

It can only be an indictment of his parents. The mother, if we can judge by social media artifacts, encouraged and rewarded his flag-and-gun idolatry.

More convenient for her to let strange men in uniforms mold her son. . .

Typical of America, the birth father is invisible. . .

Pathetic and depressing. . .

And it's not a matter of the blueprint of the shooting, whether he was *justified,* or acting in *self-defense* because he was, like every cop he worships claims when caught up in a similar situation, *in fear for his life.* It was a chaotic moment in a chaotic environment in a country descended into utter chaos. Let's give the pudgy young cop sniffer every benefit of every doubt, and claim he only tried to defend himself and his poor physical conditioning caused him to stumble and that vulnerable state contributed to a panicked shooting. Let's say the kid was completely free of any malicious intent. . .

The depressing horror remains:

A 17-year-old kid was allowed to drive from Illinois to Wisconsin without parental supervision with a rifle and ammo, his fat head chock full of God damned flag-and-gun propaganda. Before he pulled the trigger, without pulling the trigger, he had already been *transitioned* into a cop sniffing freak. A bigger freak than a sissy boy *transitioning* to a female.

Kyle Rittenhouse, transgendarme. 

Kyle Rittenhouse, mentally ill, lost in perversion, normal development retarded long ago, now ready to be locked away for the good of the public his brainwashed mind thought he was protecting.  

I have met the enemy, and he is I. . .

Only in America. Only in hopelessly fucked-up shithole America.

In a depressing summer of misplaced American rage, this single story shows the complete disintegration of American culture. . .

15 July 2020

Powder Keg USA: The State Of The Virus

For a week Media has been mourning the bruised ego of the greaseball epidemiologist Tony *Two Face* Fauci. . .

Poor Widdle Tony!  TrumpCo has been saying mean things about him and doesn't listen to him anymore and won't let him go on the Big TV Shows anymore!  It's so sad, so tragic, so unfair! Wah wah wah!

Please, spare me!

I got no sympathy for the greaseball Fauci. . .

Months and months ago, way way back on 20 March, when even the right wingers were praising the great greaseball, I stated here he craved the spotlight above all else, and I have been proven correct.

His lust for the spotlight caused him to lie, to knowingly give incorrect medical advice to sheeple, and ultimately cost God only knows how many lives. . .  

Fauci has confessed he lied when he said this:
Fauci admitted he lied because he wanted to cover-up TrumpCo's devastating PPE procurement failureFauci knew if he told the American people the truth, that they should be wearing masks, but that TrumpCo couldn't provide enough for them and hospital personnel, that Trump would ban him from the Daily Coronavirus Briefings, in which he could preen before all the adoring world as an *expert!*  There is nothing Fauci loves more than adoration.  So Fauci lied to the American people, told them they didn't need masks, just so he could remain on the Big Stage with Trump.

How many people caught the virus and DIED because greaseball Fauci told them they didn't need a mask?  Because if he had said right from the outset people should wear a mask, then they would have—that's how great his influence was at the time.

So spare me the tears and the lamentations for the greaseball Fauci's bruised ego.  The guy is interested in his own reputation and esteem first, not the health and safety of the sheeple. Fuck Fauci.  Fauci lied, sheeple died.

As for the redoubtable coronavirus, it's spreading at a rate that is alarming to Media, but not to sheeple, who appear only to want to go about their business in as close to normal a fashion as is possible.

Yes, many sheeple wear masks, and try to observe social distancing when it doesn't interfere with beach parties or bar nights, but there is no clamor for a second round of *shelter-in-place* orders as the hardworking COVID infects much of the half-hearted virus-fighting America.

It now seems certain at least 200000 sheeple will die, far more than in any European nation, and far, far, far more than in China, Japan or South Korea.  This exposes Americans as resigned to a federal government and a patchwork private health care system that are broken.  And, indeed, in the case of the federal government's rudimentary response, one can truthfully say the job was not even shoddily done, for the work was never completed—it was abandoned by an impatient Trump just as the impartial virus was taking hold in the President's beloved red states.

Interestingly, for approximately 40% of the sheeple, the MAGA herd, the more the hospital beds and morgue freezers fill up, the more they worship and defend Trump, and pray without ceasing to their unknown god for his reelection.  

Trump's disconnect from the reality of the virus pandemic is itself a virus he spreads to his maskless followers.  That some of them then die a fool's death doesn't seem to matter.  In this sad regard, the great maskless remind one of muslim suicide bombers who believe some great reward awaits them in the afterlife.  The MAGA maskless believe their god commands the gospel of Trump must be spread, and so a competent virus response, in contrast to Trump's abandoned effort, is seen to be anti-Trump, and must be zealously opposed.  This insanity, coupled with the resigned passivity of the rest of the sheeple, creates a fantastically healthy environment for COVID, and leaves America an occupied territory.

04 July 2020

American Powder Keg: We Are Good, We Are Evil

3 July 2020: President Donald Trump railed against "angry mobs" that tried to tear down statues of Confederate leaders and other historical figures, warning thousands of supporters at Mount Rushmore that protesters were trying to erase U.S. history.

During his unhinged Mount Rushmore speech, Trump broke the last taboo of American Hate:

Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children. Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities. Many of these people have no idea why they’re doing this, but some know what they are doing. They think the American people are weak and soft and submissive, but no, the American people are strong and proud and they will not allow our country and all of its values, history, and culture to be taken from them. Here tonight before the eyes of our forefathers, Americans declare again, as we did 244 years ago, that we will not be tyrannized, we will not be demeaned, and we will not be intimidated by bad, evil people. It will not happen.

George W. Bush, a ruthless killer of colored others, defined 200+ years of American Exceptionalism in six impossible to misunderstand words:

We are good, they are evil.

America could kill colored people to advance her manifest destiny for this very simple reason: Americans were good, the others were evil, thus it was OK to exterminate them.

But now Trump, desperate to be re-elected, desperate not to branded for history as a loser, seeing his path to victory choked with virus molecules and angry young white girls in short-shorts, and lacking the intellectual capacity to understand the significance and remedy to either, looks for a scapegoat upon which to unload all his misery.

Remarkably, and unlike the *great* American heroes of the past whose mantle he seeks to claim, Trump's scapegoat isn't the other.  The evil ones are now American!

Trump has violated the last taboo of American hate.  Prior to this, no matter how divided the nation, all Americans were considered good.  Lincoln never called the confederates evil, he said they were Americans in rebellion, and pardoned them all after the Civil War.  Of course, in actual deed, many Americans have been treated as if they were evil, but they at least had the theoretical dignity of being considered American good.

Under Trump, there is now a class of evil Americans, fit to be categorized with the colored others beyond America's borders.

I have seen very little recognition of Trump's astonishing denunciation of American citizens as evil.  White girls in short-shorts evil?  This is insanity!  Trump is so disconnected from reality, so unable to grasp the meaning of the street protests, he can only offer the most simple-minded reaction: they are bad, they are evil. They are an enemy we must fight.  

Trump has declared war on white girls in short-shorts. . .

And at least 40% of Americans are ready to enlist. . .

America does have a wicked, violent history of oppression and exploitation, and perhaps to further accelerate her merited demise, she will be punished with four more years of this Grand Buffoon as President.  This is what America deserves, and this is what Trump fails to understand: that his presidency is not a blessing on the nation, and a validation of his life, but a curse upon the nation and a condemnation of his life.

The most absurd statement of Trump's rubbish speech was American protesters have no idea why they are protesting.  This is merely a projection of Trump's own befuddlement.  The white girls in short-shorts know why they are protesting.  They are ashamed of America, and offer their marches and sloganeering and kneeling as a secular form of repentance. 

I believe many of the protesters truly would like to shape a better America, that more perfect union, an America that treats all her citizens in reality with the heretofore only targeted respect and dignity her constitution promises.  Unfortunately, there is little evidence so far these protesters have any willingness to extend this basic human right to people of color in the rest of the world, so America would only be marginally better, but at least a first step will have been taken.

As for the rest of Trump's Mount Rushmore comments, the most offensive was this overblown paean to an imaginary America:

We declare that the United States of America is the most just and exceptional nation ever to exist on earth. We are proud of the fact that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and we understand that these values have dramatically advanced the cause of peace and justice throughout the world.


The only thing exceptional about America is her hubris. . .

And Trump once again reveals himself to be a Christian charlatan when he blathers about that great oxymoron of religion: Judeo-Christian principles.

All in all, an ugly, crude collection of idiocies that should leave any sane American listener with the utmost feeling of hopelessness.

23 June 2020

Blacks Owe Biden An Apology


Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, apologized for telling a radio host that black voters torn between voting for him and President Trump “ain’t black,” remarks that ignited a firestorm online.

LOL!  American blacks ought to apologize to Biden for being so sensitive and so dishonestly aggrieved.  It was a clear truth then that any American black who voted for Trump was either intellectually handicapped or self-hating.  Trump despises black people.  He don't want to be around black people.  He won't rent to them, he don't want them touching his money, he thinks they're lazy.  This scorn for blacks is documented here.  

And now after Trump's complete disdain and dismissal of the current Black Lives Matter intifada (he won't even allow his poodle Mike Pence to say *black lives matter*), it is now obvious WORLD WIDE that Trump couldn't give two shits about American blacks.  

After watching Trump barricade himself in the White House and hide in his bunker and then beg for the US Military to clear away all traces of the Black Lives Matter protests, after hearing Trump respond to black America's call for police reform with a promise for more Law&Order!® for white folks, isn't it time for blacks to say, yeah, Joe, you were right, if we vote for Trump, we ain't black, we're nothing but Uncle Toms?

That's not to say Biden is much better. . .he ain't.  But he'll say the right things and do one or two small things to make black life better (health care, for damn sure making sure the black vote ain't suppressed, perhaps even modifying police immunity).  It ain't the least bit racist to say it is glaringly obvious blacks ought to vote for Biden instead of Trump.

And the Black Lives Matter intifada needs to continue past Election Day.  Don't let up.  Maybe blacks can wring more out of Biden.  

But to say voting for Trump is an option?  Please.  Don't insult white intelligence!

What does the black republican look like? Just take a look at the pathetic Uncle Tom Tim Scott, *republican* senator from South Carolina, who humiliated himself and took a knee before Donald Trump by becoming his waterboy for *police reform.*  You wonder how this black *republican* lives with himself, knowing damn well how the po-lice brutalize and oppress black folk, and yet he does his master's bidding, anyway, producing a fake police reform bill that is an insult to all victims (whatever their race) of po-lice malfeasance.  

No.  And it's too bad the old dope Biden apologized in the first place.  It's weak to apologize for the truth.  That's one reason whites ain't too excited to vote for him. . .no backbone, he bends whichever way the wind blows.

19 June 2020

Powder Keg USA: Atlanta Police Quitters And Malingerers

The morning after an unusual number of police officers called out sick, only two sergeants and one officer showed up in one of Atlanta's six police zones, according to police officers who don't want to be named.  Additionally there are reports several officers have quit.  The shortages come in the wake of the Fulton County district attorney bringing charges against two officers who were involved in the deadly shooting of Rayshard Brooks. On Wednesday, multiple sources within the Atlanta Police Department told CNN that officers were not responding to calls in three of the department's six zones.

One can only laugh at the juvenile behavior of the crybaby Atlanta police, both the quitters (who at least had the decency to quit) and especially the pouters who stay on the time clock but refuse to perform their paid duties.

These are the people costume sniffers expect us to perpetually thank and shower with discounts and free passes. . .

These are the people costume sniffers worship as heroes. . .

So it’s heroic to bitch and whine and quit and steal your fucking paycheck when you get criticized? When did that become heroic, and not weak and infantile and shameful?

Police will only po-lice if they are exempt from the laws they supposedly enforce?

God only knows how many crimes these quitters and malingerers have committed. . .how many citizens they assaulted, murdered, framed, raped and stole from.

These damned thugs are lucky they aren’t being tarred-and-feathered. . .

We know already the FOX sheeple will orgasm at any news of increasing crime in Atlanta, for in their simple minds this will prove how wrong the police haters are, and how badly America needs even more Law&Order!®, not understanding Law&Order!® created this latest American mess in the first place.

If, indeed, the Atlanta police department crumbles into non-existence, there will doubtless be months of pain as the city transitions to a community service staff, and no doubt there will be terrible tales of rapes and murders and sad broken-hearted small business owners forced to abandon their dreams due to organized retail crime mobs.

But out of chaos, a New Order shall emerge. Atlanta will be protected and served by peace officers, and the dishonesty, corruption and brutality of the organized police force will become yet another small dark chapter of American history.

So we ask all the Atlanta police officers to do their community, and the country, which can learn from the Atlanta experience, one genuine act of sacrifice: quit. Get out of the way and let the New Atlanta Public Safety Staff take over.

Sadly, after composing this we learned the infantile police of Atlanta were rewarded for their temper tantrum with a $500 bonus and free meals. LOL!  The more things change, the more they remain the same. . . 

13 June 2020

Powder Keg USA: Our Trump, The Little Beast

When asked by a race traitor on FOX news why he thought people protested after the George Floyd murder, President Trump said the protesters didn't know why they were protesting, and that some then just followed the crowd of the unknowing. . .

It's clear the President doesn't have the patience or the inclination to give thought to the meaning of the mass demonstrations of the last two weeks.  He has no desire to tackle the difficult race problem in America.  He wishes it would magically disappear, just like he wished the coronavirus would magically disappear.  And just like he fixated on one simple and easy to understand solution to the coronavirus—it's a Chinese virus, so let's stop Chinese people from coming to the US—he's fixated on one simple and easy to understand solution to the problem of the mass demonstrations—they were riots orchestrated by bad leftist people, *antifa,* so let's have more Law & Order to dominate and sweep away these bad leftist people.

Trump is a tired old man who refuses to acknowledge anything that is not Great!®.  He only has the energy to be the President of Nice!®.  Please, he routinely begs Media, ask me nice questions, say positive things about me, discontinue the mean FakeNews!® that suggests all is not right in the America He Made Great Again.  He only wants to be praised and have high *ratings.*  He's so sensitive, so pained by anything that contradicts his own inflated impression of himself, he even sent a cease-and-desist letter to CNN, demanding an apology and a retraction for a presidential preference poll that showed him badly trailing Joe Biden.  Failure to comply would result in *severe sanctions!*  The US is in the midst of a virus crisis and a race crisis, and the President is focused on his own image. . .

The buffoon Trump is utterly disinterested in anything other than his own personal fate, so much so that he has no true knowledge of anything that is happening in America.  An example is his absurd characterization of Seattle's *Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.*  The buffoon Trump (and the moronic FOX network) paint a dark picture of anarchy, violence, subversion of the republic that must be absolutely and mercilessly crushed before it. . .before it. . .before it what?  Before it spreads to Portland??  I don't know.  Trump (and FOX) don't tell us what fresh Hell awaits.  Well, I haven't been to Seattle, so I don't know exactly what's going on there, but I would guess Seattle 2020 looks more like San Francisco 1967 than Russia 1917.  

No, the really frightening thing is not what the unwashed youth of Seattle are doing, but the ugly, dishonest and perverted representation of it by Trump (and FOX).  My God, that there are a few young people left in America who want to rebel (if only in LARP mode) against her Dead Neoliberal Way of Life—that ought to be cheered for, not sneered at.  

Trump managed to masquerade as a President for 3 1/2 years, and now because of the virus crisis and the social unrest, he's been unmasked and shown to be impotent.

The beast was given a mouth speaking proud words and blasphemies, and he was permitted to exercise ruling authority for forty-two months.

Our Trump: the little beast, full of angry tweets because he knows his time is short.

11 June 2020

Powder Keg USA: Will BLM Take On The US Military?

I don't think it is an exaggeration to say in the last two weeks much of the world has stood in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement.  Much of the world has listened to black America's righteous outrage over the shameless murder of George Floyd, and to the systemic racism that permeates the USA.

The Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement has accepted the spotlight much of the world has given it.  It has accepted the invitation to air its grievances on Media and in government hearings.  It has accepted money, prayers, expressions of sympathy and the offers of helping hands.

The Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement has said it is cautiously encouraged by the support of whites—and yes, only time will tell how genuine that white support truly is.  It is far too early to determine if any authentic change will occur.  But. . .it would be dishonest to say that there isn't currently an atmosphere conducive to change.

And it would also be dishonest to say the response of the Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement to the goodwill much of the world has offered it has not been selfish. . .

The Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement would like everyone to *say the name*: George Floyd.

But there are names of other blacks which the Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement does not say. . .

What about the names of 53 year old Mohamud Salad Mohamud? 18 year old Nurto Abukar?  12 year old Fatuma Abukar?  7 year old Adey Abukar?

Black lives murdered.  Black children injured.  In Somalia.  By the US Military.

Do their lives matter?

Even if the Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement doesn't care about white lives, what about the black brothers and sisters in Africa?  Does BLM realize how many blacks THEIR military murders?

The Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement has an opportunity.  A rare opportunity.  Much of the world is listening.  But so far, the Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement has a very selfish, very narrow pool of black lives that matter, and apparently none for other people of color.  

What a day for much of the entire world if the Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement would speak to all black lives, all people of color murdered by the US Military.

But so far, not a word.  No outrage for blacks murdered by the American military in Africa.  No outrage for the colored people of the Middle East murdered by the American military.  No outrage for the systemic racism of the American military that oppresses, brutalizes and plunders people of color the world over.

Total silence from the Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement. . . 

Please, let's not excuse the silence of the Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement by claiming the US military is not their military.

30% of the women in the military and 17% of the men in the military are black.  The fact is, blacks are over-represented in the military.  The US military, the US military that kills colored people without regret, is blacker than the nation itself.  

How beneficial if Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement used even a small bit of its current platform to address the wrongs committed by its military.

Otherwise, why is it wrong for the po-lice to murder blacks in America, but not wrong for the military to kill black children in Africa?  Or colored people in the Middle East?

Have you wondered why so many top American military leaders have publicly criticized President Trump in his response to the Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement protests?  They desperately want to avoid the scrutiny of the black community they heavily rely upon to fill their murdering ranks.  They do not want black Americans questioning the military, as those questions may lead to other uncomfortable questions, such as:

Why is it wrong for the po-lice to murder blacks in America, but not wrong for the military to kill black children in Africa?  Or colored people in the Middle East?

I support the Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement trying to help their own community.  If that's as far as it goes, so be it.  At least they have helped clean up the wicked po-lice.

But a great opportunity will have been squandered if the Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement doesn't broaden its scope to include blacks world-wide and people of color world-wide.

Will the Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement repay the favor shown them by much of the world by broadening and selflessly extending their protest to include the US military?  The fact is, the US Military kills far far more blacks and other people of color than the po-lice.

So: do black lives matter?  Or is it just American black lives that matter?  And what about other people of color?  That's not a concern of the Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement?

If this is all the Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice movement amounts to, let's give it its proper due:

If ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

09 June 2020

Powder Keg USA: White Mass Hysteria?

More shocking than the degree to which the USA has been saturated with peaceful protests, more shocking than the earlier fires and looting, and yes, even more shocking than the murder of George Floyd has been the self-abasement of a small but highly visible segment of the white race.

Listen, now, there is nothing wrong in aligning with the peaceful protests.  It's just shocking apathetic Americans have actually managed to stay off the couch for so long.  Hey, it's healthy to protest against the murder of Floyd, and any of the other acts of daily po-lice brutality.  It is long, long past time for po-lice *forces* to be replaced with community service staffs.  Those scare-mongers who predict a daily Purge in a USA without it's current criminal po-lice *force* (not only do the po-lice regularly assault and murder, they also plant evidence, lie, steal, deal drugs, sex traffic, etc.) will be proven badly wrong when it's discovered communities are actually more peaceful when protected and served by a community service staff.

Listen, now, though I am sure to be in my own minority in regard to the fires and looting.  Because of my own distaste for the disastrous inequality and hardship produced by neo-liberalism or late stage capitalism or the FIRE economy, whatever you want to label our American system, the fires and looting don't shock or even trouble me.  My only anger over the looting is Media's weeping for *small business owners.*  They dreamed of owning their own business and worked hard and now watch it being destroyed, blah blah blah.  Fuck their dreams.  Let them push a mop and eat shit like the rest of us.  Most of them have lived off white welfare: one bad business loan after another, which most small business owners never repay.  They bounce from one bankrupt business to the next, chasing their *dream* (living soft on loans they never intend to repay).  And listen, what the crybaby Media ain't telling you, as they produce their weep pieces for small business, is that these poor dreamers haven't actually lost a thing, but instead will gain from what will surely be their inflated insurance claims.  Small business owners will profit from the George Floyd mischief. . .

But the self-abasement of the white race. . .my goodness!  What has brought this on?  For a fairly visible segment of the white population, since the fires and looting, there has been unceasing apologizing, kneeling, confessing, even tithing to. . .to who?  To some generic black America?  To some group called Black Lives Matter?  I don't think the groveling whites even know for who they are humiliating themselves.  They see black skin and they genuflect.

More importantly, do they even know why they are abasing themselves?  Is it out of fear?  Are they afraid the entire black race will turn into Nat Turner?  I have a hard time believing this ritual humiliation is from genuine shame.  Human beings by nature are shameless, thus, there must be another explanation.  Is it a madness?  Some form of white mass hysteria?

I believe a small number of the white self-abasers do act solely from fear.  While in public they will take a knee and mourn for George Floyd, at home they will watch Trump and breathe a sigh of relief when he assures them Law and Order will prevail. 

But I don't believe the majority of self-abasers are motivated by fear.  There has to be a self-hatred that had been buried deep within them for most of their lives, and which the George Floyd opus has brought to the surface.  I don't know what the cause of this self-hatred is.  For the sake of a belief in a basic human decency, I'd like to believe it is the centuries of murdering others in the name of America's manifest destiny. . .from the Indians to the Iraqis.  I'd like to think there is some collective unconscious guilt from all the American bloodshed.  After all, America has never even apologized for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. . .in fact, continues to argue it was *necessary.*  Maybe the sight of a white Derek Chauvin, looking like he hadn't a care in the world or a single thought of regret while murdering an intoxicated stumbling black man, maybe this image of conscienceless killing, strobed over and over on Media, triggered some sort of guilt seizure which drove a portion of the white population into humiliating spasms of contrition.

It's cheaper, in dollars, than reparations. . .but far far costlier in dignity.

Nothing useful will redound to these white door mats (or to anybody else, for that matter).  

Whatever motivated the gestures of abasement, there is now no going forward for the white kneelers.  Whatever the true source, by kneeling, or, worse, laying prostrate in the street in an absurd communal pseudo-stigmata, these whites have signaled they want to be left behind in their shame.  They don't want to reconcile whatever sins have driven them mad and then work together as equals for the good of all, instead they want to be punished and then excluded from society, forgoing any future responsibility, and leaving the hard work of mending a fraying nation to those who retained their dignity.

Let me repeat, I have no solid conviction as to why a portion of the white race has had this shocking psychotic break.  But whatever its origin, this embarrassing obeisance to the unknown black god does absolutely nothing to bring about a colorblind America.  It only places another barrier, however peculiar, between the races, and ensures that *skin colors matter* lives on.

04 June 2020

Powder Keg USA: After The Smoke Has Cleared

The rapid and widespread chaos of Sunday and Monday, an explosion of unrest, really, was difficult to properly interpret.  Was it possible there could be ongoing violent clashes between subcultures, with police/military interference also, to the point the *normal business* of the country would be disrupted for a significant period of time?  Now that the smoke of the fires has cleared, and the gangs of teen looters have run off with their new shoes and iPhones, it seems the answer is no.  The paroxysm of truly menacing mischief is over, and all that is left are the *peaceful protests,* id est the summer block parties of the young, which the taunted lummox police season with their various pepper sprays.  These *peaceful protests* block parties, starring young white girls modeling their new short-shorts, also serve as community theater, with the performances airing via selfies and ineptly filmed live streams over social media.  Partying, hook-ups, exhibitionism forming a simulacrum of *resistance.*

There are millions of disaffected Americans, and a small portion of them (with their varying motivations), drafted behind race protesters/rioters and contributed their own personal rage. . .but after peaking Monday night, the virus of mischief flattened and now turns downward.  Americans remain largely lethargic, difficult to rouse from their stupor of video games, intoxication, binge eating and binge streaming.  Even with the dual virus crises, the American remains enervated by his modest comforts and, perhaps more importantly, his country's castrated democracy, of which, like a neutered cat, he is sleepily unaware.

It's clear the buffoon President Trump badly over-reacted, his fear for his personal safety infecting nervous older Americans through the looting-obsessed FOX news network.  Trump's subsequent call-up of the military has been entirely unjustified, and we are left with Trump's Theater of the Absurd, as evidenced in the prior post, in which we see the empty streets of Washington DC occupied by the National Guard to prevent the takeover of America by a half-dozen angry and/or drunken malcontents.

Of course, barring some act of truly mass violence, all of this will be long forgotten come election day, and Trump may still win re-election by default over the glitchy Biden hologram.

Still no hope for genuine change to reverse America's now four decades long decline. . . 

Powder Keg USA, Farce Edition: Trump Scared Of His Own Shadow

Hey, America, here's what's got your President Trump so scared he called in the National Guard to protect his frightened ass. . .what a fucking joke!  200 weekend warriors guarding an empty street in Washington DC so Trump can peek out his bedroom window and not see a half-dozen angry faces.  The whole world is laughing at that coward Trump.  Hey, Trump, go *inspect* your bunker and let these weekend warriors go back to their day jobs.  And America, you better pray you never need these weekend warriors to save your sorry asses from China, cuz they ain't up to it, they got rattled, some of them actually cried like little girls cuz they couldn't handle playground taunts from a half-dozen scraggly ass motherfuckers! 

02 June 2020

Powder Keg USA: The Gospel According To Donald Trump

Random thoughts on Powder Keg USA

Donald Trump: The President is in full buffoon mode now.  After hiding in fear all weekend in his fortified bunker five stories below the White House, he ordered an extra dose of security from the National Guard and active duty US Military to drive the rabble away from his bedroom window.  While he was giving his *unity* speech in which he claimed he was an ally of peaceful protesters, he had his THUG security force gas the shit out of peaceful protesters to clear out space so he could go to St. John's church and hold up a bible he never reads.  It's amazing to me that tens of millions of people are fooled by this moron.  It's now abundantly clear from the dual crises (virus and unrest) that Trump is perfectly content to be President only of *red* states. . .to be President only of people who say nice things about him.  It's also clear Trump has no patience for dealing with complex issues.  He wants one simple solution to everything, so he can relax and check his ratings.  With the virus, his response was: Oh, it comes from China, OK.  Don't let people from China come here.  That's solved.  Next.  That's how you end up with 100000 corpses, and counting.  With the civil unrest, his reponse: Oh, people are angry? No, they're being provoked by antifa.  They are now officially terrorists.  Put them in jail for a long time.  Tell the governors to do the same.  That's solved.  Now bring me my Big Macs!


So tired of hearing Media's obligatory cop worship.  Yes, this Derek Chauvin guy is a murderer, we'll agree. . .but 99% of cops are good!  Look, we hear this every time a cop commits a crime.  Just remember, last time the cops were in the spotlight, Derek Chauvin was one of the 99% of good cops. . .even though complaint after complaint after complaint had been filed against him.  99% of the cops are NOT good, that's why this problem never goes away.  Cops commit crimes daily, they lie, they steal, they plant evidence, they injure and kill people.  If even 50% of cops were good, we wouldn't have these constant policing issues, because the good cops would police the bad cops.  It's no secret any good cop who does try to police a bad cop is shunned and considered a rat who deserves no back-up.  Sorry, the *99% of cops are good* shibboleth is a LIE.


Media is so stupid. . .antifa. . .outside agitators. . .please!  Listen, these protests are EVERYWHERE. . .from the mega cities like New York to little sod buster towns like Sioux Falls. . .but Media says outside agitators, most often something called *antifa,* comes into these towns to provoke trouble. . .uh. . .the mischief is going on everywhere, so why don't *antifa* just stay in their own town and cause mischief there, why travel?  Media would have us believe *antifa* from city A is going to make mischief in city B, while *antifa* from city B is going to city A to make mischief. . .do they drive past each other on their way to make mischief??  I think Media repeats this falsehood because they have no real interest in advertising the truth: these protests are the result of disaffected Americans expressing their disaffection, it isn't something being provoked from outside. . .it's the internal disaffection of large numbers of Americans, provoked not by *antifa,* but by their disgust for an American Way of Life that has failed them.


Red state Trumpbots hope the blue state mischief makers get the virus, and enough of them die in the swing states to get their messiah reelected.  It would be hilarious if it turned out tear gas killed the virus!  

30 May 2020

Powder Keg USA: Who? Why?

I watched the Minnesota governor Saturday morning struggling in a press conference to make sense of the unrest afflicting his state.  He seems like a decent fellow, trying hard to do the right thing for his constituents.  At one point he made the claim that 80% of the agitators were not from Minnesota, and speculated some of them may be involved in organized retail crime, or from subcultures of hate.  And I am sure some of them probably are in Minneapolis just to steal, or just to spread hate.  And we can probably wonder similarly about the crowds of mischief makers at the numerous other sites of unrest breaking out across the USA:

Who are they?

Why are they doing this?

It's now abundantly clear they are not all grieving George Floyd justice seekers.  Some are obviously thieves, plain and simple.  Others are anarchists.  Some just plain old regular folks out for a wild block party after being cooped up for weeks under virus lockdown.  Some are haters, with varying targets of hate.  And who all else, God only knows. . .

But there is one salient fact which escaped the governor of Minnesota: one banner unites every person taking part in the unrest everywhere in America. No matter who or what they hate or want to protest, or if they just want to steal or party, THEY ARE ALL AMERICAN.  

Thus, America is a sick society, currently infected with a percentage of its population who openly want to either protest America, burn America, loot America, injure or kill other Americans, or simply want to chaos dance in its streets.

The specific motivation of the individual agitator doesn't really matter.  What matters is that a percentage of Americans are disaffected.

How many malcontents are there?

The crowds still seem small.  In the hundreds, perhaps low thousands in some of the bigger cities, but certainly not mass crowds.

Most Americans are still too lazy, too lethargic, too addicted to the distraction of their choice to actually comprehend if they are disaffected, let alone do anything about it.

There is also a fairly significant portion of the population who are consciously disaffected, but are simply too obese do anything about it.  Walking, running through several city blocks for two or three hours is simply beyond their physical capabilities.  They must cheer on the mischief makers through TV or the internet, much like spectator sports fanatics.

It's hard to tell how large is the percentage of American malcontents.  How many are absolutely sickened at the idea their best-case scenario life involves forty to fifty years of struggling to maintain hourly wage indebtedness, with no meaningful social interaction to soothe them?  And then there are the countless neuroses which afflict Americans: addictions, fears, disorders, manias, depression, etc., etc. etc. for which the American seeks pharmacological relief.  Americans are the most medicated people on earth, this alone proves America is a sick society.

If we cut away all the fat of political/cultural over-labeling, we see in our current American unrest sick Americans seeking to alleviate their pain by destroying the cause of their sickness, or through the intoxication of chaos.

Will the numbers of the sick agitators grow? 

How long will this last?  

Is this virus of unrest just a *little flu* that will soon disappear?  Or a more dangerous contagion that can cause long-lasting damage to the American body? 


After watching another night of Powder Keg USA, I would describe the State of the Union as follows: 

The Garbage People, sick of being treated like garbage, now want to turn the rest of America into garbage.

Meanwhile, as his country unravels, the idiot President seems totally unaware he is the President. He chooses to act as if he is just some MAGA dummy who can watch from the sideline and hope the right wing wins. . .as if there is anything to win. Hard to imagine the nation could have a worse President.

Podwer Keg USA: Anarchy?

About 4 AM Saturday morning, watching various live local news feeds. . .

It seems to me the BlackLivesMatter-type protests of the last couple days are now morphing into general anarchy.  There is a portion of the citizenry who recognize and are rightly disgusted by the schizophrenic neoliberal/nationalist American character. . .(indeed, a few even tried to climb over the walls protecting the White House!).

It also seems, possibly in San Jose, Detroit and maybe Oakland, that antagonistic subcultures clashed.  We are waiting for confirmation that injuries and deaths in those cities were caused by counter-protesters offended by George Floyd sympathizers. . . 

In any event, it seems clear that the majority of the unrest in Portland is pure anarchy, and we must wait to see if this also spreads, like the Floyd sympathy protests. . .and like the virus molecule has spread. 

America is sick. . .

It's fascinating to see MAGA unravel at the very end of Trump's first term.  Just a few short weeks ago the bloated old poser President was bragging about the greatest economy in the history of the world, etc., etc.  Riding high, without a care in the world save blustering against Iran and Venezuela.  Now the country unravels on his watch.  The country unravels under his weakling leadership.  

What is the obese chief thinking this weekend, as he sits alone in a White House bedroom, binging Big Macs and watching on television as city after city is looted and set aflame?  Did he peak out the window and see the angry protesters scaling the walls, trying to get to him?  Is he readying his next round of blame shifting?  Does he have any recognition of his complete failure to Make America Great Again, for no one can honestly look at the pathetic mess that is our current Powder Keg USA and say it is great.  Sure, FOX will salve his fragile ego and say all the mess is in democrat cities and states, that just means, at dishonest best, Trump is only able to lead republicans.  He's split America in two (actually far more than two), broken the country. 

Trump's fragile ego is already searching for an excuse for a possible election loss, as he now daily rails against mail-in ballots, absurdly claiming fraud, that gangs(?!?!) steal them from mailboxes, or, ridiculously, have the exact same printer, paper and ink to manufacture their own counterfeit ballots. . .financed, one must suppose, by democrats!!  A complete fantasy from the damaged mind of a fat old man terrified to go out a loser.  So America, in unprecedented disarray, is left essentially ungoverned, as its president is too preoccupied with his own falling *ratings,* *reviews,* *popularity* to be bothered with the problems of a crumbling nation.


Regarding FOX *News*. . .LOL!  Look at the fear on the face of the hate-mongering network's pansy reporter!