Tyrannical stupid dispatches from Northern North America

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the passing of other world leaders:

“We are saddened to hear of the passing of Il Duce Mussolini. His commitment to locomotive punctuality was unrivaled.”

“Sophie and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Fuhrer Hitler. His tremendous work on behalf German industrialization pales in comparison to his suicide awareness platform.”

“We grieve for the loss of Comrade Stalin and his country. He will be fondly remembered for his agricultural reforms and anti-obesity campaigns in the Ukraine.”

Now that isn’t entirely accurate of what that Canadian Kewpie doll said.

The leftist prime minister heaped praise on Cubas long time communist dictator.

Now the right has its dictators as well. But the right supports dictators when they make money off of them the left supports dictators on purely ideological purposes, often ignoring human atrocities.

There is a case to be made that you can’t look at Castro’s deplorable “left wing” regime without understanding it through the lens of Americas “Right wing” Imperialism.

America has certainly supported dictators who viciously suppressed their own populace in order to bring in western corporations to enrich a privileged political elite. Usually the Communist and socialist revolutionaries who take power cut out the western corp middle man and “Nationalize” industry for the people which leads to viciously suppressed country men and the enrichment of a privileged political elite.

“Right wing Capitalism” or “Left wing socialism” is the difference between a turd burger and a steaming Shit taco to the unlucky subjects of resource rich countries.

Now while the right doesn’t bend over backwards to defend the honor of dead dictators like Mussolini or the Duvaliers the left can not heap enough praise on the Castros and the Stalins and the Mao’s of the world. Their desire to control history and explain away why Marx’s workers paradise hasn’t manifested yet prohibit them from honestly assessing the genocides of their leaders. After all it’s an accident that “Real” (Communism/Socialism) hasn’t been tried yet.

When Trudeau defends a murderous dictator because of universal healthcare or literacy rates while ignoring genocide and the creation of millions of refugees he does profound injustice to the legitimate causes of progressive justice. There are left wing governments with excellent education systems. There are governments with socialized healthcare systems that the people rave about.

More importantly these countries, like the Scandinavian countries and, well, Canada show that you can attempt certain socialized programs and you don’t have to resort to genocide and torture if the populace can be honestly persuaded, and not coerced, to seek these goals. Trudeau should have delivered a carefully worded statement similar to what President Obama did that didn’t praise the leader but understood the conflicts of the Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits.

No Canadians scaling walls or rafting in predator infested water, trying to escape some unbearable hell hole. He looked to his ideology for guidance and not simply looked out a window before praising the impeachable…

How do you say “Bullshit” in Russian?

Less than 12 hours after turning a Bangkok dive bar (This parts important, stick around to the end ;-)) into a one man karaoke joint I noticed this little Nugget on my news feed.

Apparently El Presidente didn’t see it fit to discuss with Vladimir Putin about all the Russian Interference that happened with this election cycle.

“That’s behind us.” Beta diplomat Obama told reporters when pressed on the matter.

Shocking, really, that with all that was on the line this election, he chose not to speak: The historicity of the election of the first woman president and the battle itself I would Hope in the face of such “unprecedented” electoral interference Obama would Grow a sack and say “Jesus, Vlad, we could have had the most qualified person to ever run for president in office but instead you stuck us with Literally Hitler.”

Well there is a good reason for Obamas silence, besides the obvious beta sheep refusing to confront an Alpha wolf.

The Russia is interfering with US elections story was pure propagandistic Bullshit from the get go.

Now I understand the optics involved in this.  Hillary Clinton said “16 US Spy agencies CONFIRMED Russia was interfering in the election” (with the email hacks sent to Wikileaks), and the Media fact checked it and confirmed it so it MUST be true.

Nope. Still Bullshit.

Here is what actually happened.  There are 16 Agencies of National Intelligence that work both separately and together under Director James Clapper, a man similar to Hillary Clinton as in he also perjured himself before Congress.  In October of 2016 Clapper sent out a memo stating that:

1. Russia was actively trying to commit electronic espionage against the United States (Duh, as is every other state on Earth and as we are trying to do to every other nation)

2. Top intelligence officials in the Russian Government would need to authorize such actions on behalf of the Russian Government (No Shit, you can’t just sit at a computer at the Kremlin and hack the DNC for shits and giggles)

3. Only the Russian Government could have the technical prowess to pull this off (Bullshit, Hillary’s server and the DNC server were so unprotected that as many as 5 countries (and non state actors) were able to hack the servers.

4. There was NO evidence that Russia was attempting to influence the election via hacking actual polling locations

5. Nowhere in the entire memo was the word “confirmed” used nor was there any mention that any of the 16 agencies came to separate independent conclusions pointing directly to Russian tomfoolery in the US electoral process.

So when Hillary said “16 US spy agencies have CONFIRMED that Russia is trying to influence the election” a more honest reading of the reality would be “The political hack who perjured himself before congress wrote a vague Bullshit politicized memo with no collaboration with any of the 16 agencies saying absolutely nothing of importance accusing Russia of trying to sway an election.”

Doesn’t that make more sense when you hear that Obama didn’t say shit to Putin this past weekend?

Now this election is in the books and the Fall of the house of Clinton is complete as their name will be anathema moving forward.  And having Hillary lie and the fawning media swear to it is not a story in itself.

So why do I bring it up? Why should we be concerned that our president and possible future president almost reignited the Fucking Cold war?

Let me take you back in time to a Bangkok bar last Friday night.

“I FOLLOWED THE MOSKVA, DOWN TO GORKY PARK, LISTENING TO THE WIND OF CHANGE!”

Klaus Meine was not able to drown out my singing on Friday night.

Meine, the lead Vocalist of the German Band the Scorpions, composed the song “Wind of Change” around the time of the fall of the Soviet Union and the eastern bloc countries. All too often we like a song yet we never realize the deeper symbolism behind the song and lyrics. The Wind of change was the hopeful spirit at this time as we witnessed the fall of communism and anticipated a more open society. Meine has previously stated that the official policy put forward by Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev ,“Glastnost” (which meant “Publicity” or “Openness”) was the inspiration behind the lyrics:

 “The world is closing in
Did you ever think
That we could be so close, like brothers
The future’s in the air
I can feel it everywhere
Blowing with the wind of change

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
in the wind of change”

Can you believe that that was the feeling in the early 90’s? Wind of Change has been voted the as the German Song of the Century.  It is THE song played whenever a video of the Berlin wall coming down is shown in Germany as it is the song most associated with Hope and German unification.

Beautiful time, really.

And to think several dipshits tried to bring us back to before that happy time back into the cold war, for shortsighted political gain.

I wasn’t thinking of Barry and Hill and Jimmy Clapper or any of the lying weasels that thought Hillary’s election was worth igniting a new cold war with a hot war nuclear capable Russia.  Now maybe it was the C2H6O coursing through my skull in Bangkok, a city where I have made friends with people of many diverse backgrounds but I thought about hope again. 

The Booze can do that to you. As can the music.  and not keeping company with lying assholes as well.

You Don’t need the crossroads to sell your Soul

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I don’t really tell this story that much because I try to avoid expressing the deeper level of insanity I undoubtably possess but now, in light of the fact that emails reveal that powerful people in Washington DC and in Hillarys circle check the “other” box on the religion census, seems as good a time as any to spill the beans.

Back in the early part of June 2003 I was staying a couple of days in Memphis Tennessee for “work”. Now while there was plenty of opportunities for trouble on a weeknight in Memphis I had another brand of naughty in mind.

Memphis was about a 2 hour drive from Rosedale Mississippi where legendary Blues guitarist Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil himself, according to Legend. Johnson went down to the crossroads where highways 8 and 1 meet bringing his guitar as the host of Hell came and tuned it himself sealing the Faustian bargain.

Do such things actually occur in this world?

Well might as well find out. Besides, Fuck it, it’s a Tuesday.

I head on down and get there a quarter to midnight, which incidentally is when Satan and Santa both do their best work. I’m not gonna lie, despite expecting nothing I was more scared shitless than I’ve ever been in my life. Losing my soul was one thing, but absent a guitar the thought of having the Devil tune up my rental car which I had to give back in two days seemed like a lopsided bargain.

Nonetheless I waited. And waited some more. And started to get a little tired. At the thirty minute wait mark I decided that this was probably my most futile endeavor I’ve ever taken before.

Needless to say, No Devil.

Granted this wasn’t the first, nor the last, blind date I have ever been stood up on, but one completely within my control and entirely of my own doing.

I turned the Rent-a-Focus around and I head back to Memphis knowing I wasn’t catching some sleep until a shade before 3.

I get back to my room crash into my bed and exhausted consciousness fades into dream.

And I’m back at the crossroads.

And not alone this time.

He was about 9 feet tall and wore a nice suit and he more glided than walked and he came up on me fast. Human in appearance and more dark than black he spoke first:

“Why did you come here tonight, did you have something to prove?”

Never one to miss a turn of phrase I looked back without hesitation and said:

“Maybe I had something to say.” Shit eating grin in full effect.

“Boy…” he exclaimed as he leaned in close “you got something to learn.”

And before I have a chance to react guess who is awake in his hotel room in a cold sweat. I turn the TV on. Not because I wanted to watch TV but because I was fucking scared and don’t even try to tell me you haven’t passed out with the TV on because the background static was more comforting than the quiet of the Dark.

Well I was no worse for wear and I still had my soul.

Now My catholic upbringing teaches the devil doesn’t need to bequeath you with legendary abilities to acquire your soul, he has it from the day you’re stamped with a born on date. And honestly I can’t say I actually believe in these things, anyhow.

On the other hand what if other people do? What if those in power do?

That seems to be the case in the halls of power of Washington DC, and if you believe the more elaborate rumors the whole of the world. The Wikileaks leaking of the Podesta emails show that these occultic practices do take place.

We have a funny thing with Religion and politics in America.

Was America founded as a Christian nation?
Why has there only been one Catholic president?
What the hell is a Freemason?
And if there was some epic occultic battle behind the scenes why did the lutherans lose and the satanists win in the halls of power?

Maybe that’s the point after all. There’s other ways to lose your soul that doesn’t require an entity with cloven hooves, goatee and a pitchfork. No contract in blood. And no deals struck at the crossroads.

Maybe you’re just an intern or page in congress or some big law firm. It’s a mentor or a superior at work. Wants to invite you to a party this weekend. Can really open up opportunities in your career if you show up.

Maybe you drink a little too much. Take a few pills. Become the life of the party. Small things at first. Nothing horrendous.

It’s not really your soul you’re selling but your conscious and not a one time Faustian bargain.

Because those in power, see the compromises you make, the deals with your personal moral flexibility as a weakness to exploit and something with which to control you.

And them “magically” you start to rise.

A presidential candidate who “came out of nowhere”. A congressman suddenly worth millions of dollars from (legal) insider trading.

You have sold something for power and riches. But that comes with a downfall.

You’re Speaker of the house Denny Hastert a pedophile controlling which legislation makes it to the floor of the house.

To think the powers behind the throne can supply you with your preferred perversion if you bring certain bills to the floor and expose your secrets if you don’t. There you are, flesh and bone with the power of a Demi-God always a stones throw from condemnable damnation.

How much popular legislation never made it to the floor of the house because of Hasterts bargain with his conscious? How much unpopular legislation was?

The Devil, if he were to exist, would be envious of that power granting ability.

Maybe that’s what I had to learn when I had that dream at the crossroads: You don’t lose your souls in a fire sale, but one moral compromise at a time… 😉