Friday, August 08, 2014

Existing in New York City: WAR, WAR, OH GLORIOUS WAR!!!

New York City's Times Square looking south in 1938.  That's the NYTimes original building that looms in the mist in the center of photo.  On the far right is the Astor Hotel and Astor Theater where Leslie Howard is starring in the movie "Pygmalion."  To the left is the Loew's State Theater whose marque promotes a Vaudeville show featuring Step-'n-Fetchit.  Photographer unknown.  From tgw collection.
Truckin' Away From the Front Lines
So I've decided to bury my head in the sands of my own imagination.  To divorce reality.  Impossible, you say, and I probably agree with you, but certainly today, being outside reality makes more sense than trying to plow through the Fascistic hurdles of what reality in the Good Ol' USA has become.

One hurdle: I recently had a chance to fly with a bevy of my Michigander friends to their hometown to enjoy their participation in a jazz festival big band.  OK, until I read where you weren't able to board an airliner to any destination without the equivalent of two government photo IDs or one government plus a corporate-issued photo ID.  Whoaaaa....  I was stopped in my tracks.  I haven't had two photo IDs in at least 10 years since I dropped out of the advertising rat race and decided to sail my ship alone (without a car so without a driver's license).  "Sorry," I was told, by United Airlines, "we can't let you on our planes unless you can prove who you are, which is via two photo IDs, one issued by a government or you have a credit card with your photo on it."  I asked them how a photo proves who I am and they, like my mother excused segregation when I was a kid in Texas by saying it was a shame but it was the law, said they were sorry but that was the law.  And whose law was it?  Turns out it started with Slick Willie Clinton's original Patriot Act after the Oklahoma City bombing.  Yes, folks, Slick Willie Clinton gave us the original Patriot Act not Georgie Porgie Puddin' Pie Bush.  Bush gave us Homeland Security and their version of the Patriot Act.  Slick Willie also did away with habeas corpus.  But don't get me started on the Clintons or the Bushes...because that will cause me to lift my head out of the sands of my own imagination and begin seeing the truth behind the many political illusionists and their so many illusions.

OK, sez I to our benevolent government, I once had a passport so I'll just renew it.  Not so easy, a postal clerk who processes passport requests told me.  She said I would still have to provide two current photo IDs to renew a passport since the last time I had a passport was in the 1960s when I was but a long-haired kid totally different-looking from who I am now.

Ah, to hell with it, was my final positioning on the matter.  I don't like to fly anyway.  Planes are some of the biggest germ breeders on earth.  Just think, that airliner from Liberia to Nigeria had a man with the ebola virus on it exposing hundreds of people to the virus (it's contracted from an affected person's body fluids).  It's all a matter of speed anyway.  I could have traveled to Michigan by Megabus but it would have taken me a long grueling ton of hours to get there; same with Amtrak in terms of taking at least two days or longer to get there.

Israel Ethnically Cleansing Palestine
This is purely a religious war.  The Jews being the Chosen People say that their God, Jehovah (Yaweh (same as Allah)), made a covenant with the poppy of the Jews, Abraham (he's ironically the poppy of the Arabs, too, don't you know), a covenant that gave Abe and his lineage all the land that now encompasses Palestine, the old Chaldean and Philistine lands (some say the Jews were first Chaldeans).  The Holy Land.  Besides, what a great way to let what happened to the Jews under Hitler be revenged by taking it out on the helpless Palestinian Arabs, dogs not humans to most gung-ho Israelis, and certainly in Gaza they are trapped like dogs.  Religion is behind most of the world's conflicts.  Can I prove such a statement.  Sure, it's easy.  Give it go, you'll see. 

Doing the Obama Shuffle
How 'bout President Obama doing his Uncle Tom shuffle by glibly joking that, "Yes, we tortured some folks," said with a "yassuh boss" twinkling in his eyes.  We once figured Little Georgie Porgie Bush was going to end up our worst president ever.  That's when we all put our "liberal" hopes in Obama's black-preacher-chant, "Yes, we can!"  Turned out Obama's "Yes, we can" simply meant "Yes, we can continue the same ol' shit, folks."

And, now, Commander-in-Chief Obama has decided to reinvade Iraq...well, he's sending in our invincible Air Force to, under the guise of flying in humanitarian aid, bomb Iraq back to the Stone Age.  Well, here we go again, folks.  And though 75% of We the People are against war, by God, Commander-in-Chief Obama sez, we're gonna have war whether you people or Congress want it or not.  I'm pulling executive privilege on your White man asses.

Pundits are philosophically analyzing Obama's latest reentry into another mess we made: the ruining of Iraq; the turning of Iraq into a embroiled and perpetual war zone.  We need Iraq, don't you see.  We need it, yes, for its oil, but we also need it as we try to control the Middle East.  Iraq sits dead in the middle of Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Russia, the fact, the whole Middle East, from India over to the Mediterranean.  All of this mentioned in the original Neo-Con Manifesto whose main author is Paul Wolfowitz who is still out there somewhere promoting the Neo-Con's New World Order that old Pappy Bush warned us was being created in his "1000 Points of Light" speech.
Paul Wolfowitz Is a Psychopath/Sociopath Fool: Want Proof? Read the Following: 
We live, folks, in a War Economy.  Without war and arms dealing and stealing oil without which our war machine (the world's largest) would run dry and become totally stalled, this country would go bankrupt.  We'd be taken over by Chinese Communist Capitalists.  We have always consistently backed repressive governments, dictators, terrorists...come on, we created Al-Queda to fight with the  Mujaheddin against the Soviet forces in Afghanistan; our CIA infiltrators and agent provocateurs started the civil war in Syria; in a great revenge for Ronald Reagan, We the People, through NATO, which we control and without whose finances it would fold, attacked Libya, bombed the bejesus out of it, then when our CIA thugs found Khadaffi rather than keeping him alive and questioning him or giving him a fair trail, they instead tore his body to shreds with multiple bullets (assassination a dear stream of evil that runs through the American psyche)(remember we did the same with Osama bin Laudin and remember we hanged Saddam Hussein, a botched hanging that took several efforts to finally break his stubborn neck).

So brace yourself for more and more wars as We the World's Extraordinary Human Monkeys, the dumbest people on earth, will soon reelect a lot of Republican goons (there's a great possibility in this still-Civil-War-divided country (divided over slavery still (don't forget, the Republican agenda is all about cheap labor)) that the Republicans can take over the Senate in the coming elections).  And worst of all, We the Dumbest People in the World will elect yet another do-no-wrong sociopath as our president, whether it be Hillbilly "War Lover" Clinton or the Reverend Rick Perry (yes, he's running for president) or whatever fool the Republicans run this time.  And we will still have our Catholic-controlled Supreme(ly dumb) Court trashing our Bill of Rights out of existence and totally ignoring what few Constitutional rights we have left (name them?).  Due to this War Economy, we have lost our right to privacy.  We have a billion-plus-bucks-a-year security industry now out there working hand-in-hand with our CIA, FBI, Homeland Security, NIS, local cops tracking our every move whether in reality or on the Internet, listening to our every call, reviewing everything we write on the Internet, capturing all the photos we put up on the fact, now our newer computers allow the government a backdoor access to all our files, hardware, software, etc.

Fuck it all, I say, as I bury my head in the sands of my imagination.

for The Daily Growler  

Monday, July 14, 2014

Existing in New York City: Are We Ready for Hillbilly Hillary?

Say Goodbye to: Steve Post: I was still in shock over Margot Adler's death when just last night I found that Steve Post, a radio personality along with Margot on NYC's Pacifica station WBAI had died.  Steve Post was then what BAI should still be, a source of parody, incisive wisdom, and bitter deconstruction of what's always been wrong with this country: its politicians.  Post's favorite politician, Tricky Dick Nixon, was the man on whose head Steve poured his wry wit contradict bullshit with reversed shit.  A true American cynic has died. ,
Say Hello to Our Next President
Here's a sad tale by Jeffrey St. Clair on how "flat broke" Hill and Bill picked themselves up by their bootstraps and soon after leaving the White (Man's) House, this flat-broke couple of Arkansas backwards-state hillbillies' worth zoomed up past the 35 million mark...whew! that was a close call.  Read it and garner more love for Hillbilly Hillary Clinton:
Say Goodbye to: Margot Adler: I was quite shocked to read an NPR statement on the death of Margot Adler.  I came to NYC in 1969 and one of the first WBAI-FM personalities in those days was a young Margot Adler...and, yes, I knew she was the granddaughter of Alfred Adler (and Mortimer, too?) the psychiatrist...and, yes, I knew she was a witch and seriously into that realm of the psychologically mysterious (who knows what lurks in the minds of men?).  Back in the early eighties, I wrote a letter to NPR criticizing some programming that had to do with a British cat cruising around the USA opinionating on American blues.  Hey, I'm an admitted Anglophobe and my criticism was blasphemous of NPR and such idiotic programming.  Shortly afterwards, I got a call one afternoon.  It was Margot Adler.  She was calling me to thank me for my criticism of NPR programming and she confided in me that she, too, sided with me wholeheartedly in the matter.  We talked for over an hour.  I eventually got to tell her how much I used to dig her on BAI and her warm response to my praise encouraged me (I thought) to hit on her...OK, I simply asked her to let me take her to dinner, to which she replied that she was happily married and was a mother.  I apologized and she was very sweet about the whole thing.  Because of that phone call, I've since felt close to Margot in a parallel-line sense and I was transmogrified for a brief moment on reading of her death from cancer.  She was 68 years old.  Goodbye, to the good witch Margot. 
Why Hillary Should Never Be Elected President:
From watching the Clintons in the White House for eight years and from Hillary’s hawkish record as Senator and Secretary of State, there can be little doubt that her views are heartfelt.  She remains a lethal admixture of neocon and humanitarian imperialist views, an American Exceptionalist, giddy with American military power, arrogantly confident that “our values” are universal and determined that no other power, however peaceful, will achieve the military or economic might to stand up to the U.S.   As China rises, peacefully so far, consistent with its history and culture, and as Russia and Iran gain strength, her views could plunge us into a World War.  She is far too shallow, arrogant and bellicose to be President at a time when new thinking and considerable wisdom is needed.  The Clintons have already done quite enough damage to humanity.  It is long past time to stay their hand from doing more.

John V. Walsh at
Has Anybody Asked?
Why was a Malaysian airliner with nearly 300 people on board flying over a war zone?
Say Goodbye to: Johnny Winter, a fellow-Texan blues performer who was born in Beaumont, Texas, my mother's hometown.  I met Johnny when I lived in Austin in 1969 when he was in a band called Shiva's Headband (I may be wrong about him being in the band, but he was always hanging around them at the Armadillo).  Once on a gig in Mississippi with Muddy Waters, you hear Muddy tell Johnny, "Man, you play a lot of notes; I can't play that many notes." Johnny Winter, 70, American Hall of Fame blues guitarist (Nothin' but the Blues) and triple Grammy Award-winning producer (1978–1980).
No Change of Any Kind in the Coming Contaminated Air
I've been laughing my ass off watching how the media searchlights are turning on good ol' gal, Hillbilly "My Husband Shot His Wad on a Young Girl's Blue Dress" Hillary Clinton (has she dropped the Rodham?).  And Hillbilly's looking a little worn these days, her ass broadening daily and her hair getting scraggly and uneven grey.  She looks haggard even in makeup.  At the same time, Ol' Slick Willie's looking peachy cheeked and rich (which he and Hillary now are...filthy rich...hog-wallow rich, as they'd say were they still big shots in the backward state of Arkansas. (Just think, now Bill and Hillary could buy half that damn backward state and wouldn't have to worry about making deals with their friends over Whitewater (several of their pals went to prison remember?) and the CIA over flying CIA-Contra cocaine into to Mena, Arkansas, during Ronald "Raygun" Reagan's stupid attempt to save Nicaragua from the evil Sandinistas (bad commies).

It All Seems Like a Cruel Joke
How did human two-faced clowns like Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, G.W. Bush, Ol' Pappy Bush, John "Ketchup Slurpin"" Kerry, etc., get such God-damn hypnotic control over We Americans, the Dumbest People in the World?  These are White, narcissistic, sociopathic, power-hungry, spoiled-brat-types, Ivy-League-mind-controlled parasites with no sense of community, only a standing-before-a-full-length-mirror in admiration of their individual selves, those selves that would sell their children, their parents, their neighbors, their supporters down the river for a big untaxed wad of Corporate Corrupt Moolah (money most of which these corporations have stolen from the taxpayers anyway).  Yet, We the Dumbest People on Earth keep electing these freaks, keep having faith in their fingers-crossed promises.  Hillary knows if she gets elected president, the Slick Willie Clintons will become superrich and atop the Power Elite in a catbird seat.  The Clintons are in friendly competition with the Bushes (remember, Bill Clinton said Ol' Pappy Bush was his new best friend back when they formed a way to rip off a few hundred grand for their own pleasure by starting the famous Japanese Tsunami Fund).  What a bunch of truly evil people; yet, they stay at the top of the popularity polls no matter how sexually perverted, disgusting, lying, crooked, bullshitting, and backward thinking they are.  Hillbilly Hillary, trust me, even though a strong woman (acc. to her popularity poll), she's as backward thinking as any politician-parasite in Washington today.  No women national leaders have ever been for peace.  Indira Ghandi (she was assassinated, remember?), Golda Meir, Madame Bhuto, Margaret Thatcher, et. al.

The following from Common Dreams is by Jeff Cohen and is a truth-packed article about Hillary, the Clintonistas, and how Barack and Michelle Obama coming out of the corporate ass-kissing world stabbed us all in the back in favor of their own monetary gain and Power Elite position in the future.  The Obamas will leave office multimillionaires and soon their book contracts will add to their riches and so will speaking tours and corporate investing, etc.

You see: what peace is is a lull between wars.  Consistent peace is impossible.  For peace can only exist in a society that is weaponless (like Switzerland).  To have true peace, you would destroy all massive destructive weapons of war and decrease standing armies to merely border patrolers or National Guarders.  There are two sides to everything: without War we can have no Peace.  And we will never EVER end wars.  They're too profitable for the 1-percenters.

I once knew the world's richest man at the time (early 70s).  My wife worked for him.  He liked my wife; every man liked my wife; she was a Welch, Choctaw, Mexican blend of beauty and brains, a raven-haired fox who impressed every rich man she ever met.  In talking to this world's richest man over cocktails one night, the table discussion turned to war...nuclear war in this case.  This rich bastard...and by the way he was famous for living in one of his many jumbo jet planes and only landing to me, this guy did just that...said, if the Soviets, yeah they were the big buggaboo back in the 1970s with the cold war still going on, started a nuclear (of course We the People of the US can't wait to have a nuclear war) he would retire to one of his jumbo jets and fly away from where the war action was going on.  That's how dumb this guy was.  Because he was so rich, he thought he could avoid a nuclear holocaust by just flying above it.

The rich don't think like the average bears, folks.  Even if they were born in bitter poverty, once they get rich they turn their backs on the average bears.  I know.  My brother got rich and I saw him become a totally different human being than he was before he got rich.  He was still a good brother and he was a kind soul but when he got rich he didn't trust anybody, especially the rich men and women he socialized with in Dallas, and believe me, I've met some of the richest men and women in the world in my brother's Dallas home.

Is life boring?  Without money, yes, life is boring.  I can’t imagine what the desperately poor go through.  Yes, the poor are jealous of the rich.  That’s what keeps them kowtowing to them.  The rich hate the poor because either they were once poor or else being born rich they were taught to hate the poor…criminals, illegal immigrants, the imprisoned, the dopers, the lazy, the welfare scammers, black young men wearing hoodies.  It’s two worlds: the world of the rich and the world of the poor.  It always has been this way.  It’s the way most societies are set up.  Socialism will never be accepted because people don’t like to share.  Americans especially believe they are rugged individualists.  “You’re on your own, pal.”  These are true Social Darwinian attitudes.  Survival of the fittest: I am rich, therefore I’m going to survive. G.W. Bush, that scoundrel, said we were all supposed to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps.  Can you imagine this little privileged prick giving such advice?  He’s, of course, aiming that advice at the poor.  The question was often asked this little privileged prick: “What if I don’t have any boots?”  Or, “What if the boots I have have no straps?”  G.W. Bush, that little worthless prick, looks and sees he has a scratch on his specially ordered shoes.  What does he do?  He orders another pair from his favorite shoe store and the shoe dealer kisses his ass and orders him a new pair of shoes and all’s well, little Georgie has pulled himself up by his bootstraps.

Boos on the Jews
Hey, Net-in-Yahoo?  Didn't Hitler teach you Jews about the Final Solution?  So, hey, dude, why not build some hi-tech ovens (or the U.S. Government will supply them and the Zyclone B gas) and burn the god-damn Palestinians to nothing but bones and ashes.  I once knew an Israeli girl who had just been discharged from the Israeli military and while we were mafficking around, the subject of the Palestinians came up.  This girl looked at me and very seriously said, "We Israelis consider the Palestinians as dogs; they're not human.  Even the other Arabs hate them and consider them dogs."  So, hey, Net-in-Yahoo, you know what they do to stray dogs, they gas 'em.  There ya go, Bebe, ol' dude.  Do unto the Palestinians as the Nazis did unto you.  I mean bombing a hospital for the disabled would make old Adolph proud of you.  Killing 179 Palestinians, mostly women and children, when those stupid Hamas rockets haven't killed one Israeli yet is also a cool response.  So go ahead and bomb the bastards back to the Stone Age...oh, wait a minute, the Israelis have already bombed the Palestinians back to a Stone-Age-like existence.  So gas 'em all, Net-in-Yahoo.  And speaking of gas,
check this out:

Some Truth:

for The Daily Growler 

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Existing in New York City: It's Time to Kill Some More Iraqis and Other Topics

Say Goodbye to: Charlie Haden, bass player extraordinaire.  Started playing music with the Haden Family Band as a singer.  Then he contracted polio that affected his throat and jaw, which meant he could no longer sing since he couldn't control his pitch.  So he took up the bass.  His jump to the top of the jazz bass world came when he joined Ornette Coleman's band, where he "followed" Ornette, as Haden said, because you could not presuppose what Ornette was going to play (he didn't play melodies, had no chordal designations, and would often go off on tangents during a tune). Charlie Haden, 76, American jazz bassist and bandleader, three-time Grammy Award winner (Nocturne, Land of the Sun, The Shape of Jazz to Come), post-polio syndrome.

Say Goodbye to: Don Lenhardt, baseball player and coach.  I first remember Don back when I was a kid involved with a great interest in Texas League baseball and Don Lenhardt was one of the all-star infielders in the league with the San Antonio Missions.  Don Lenhardt, 91, American baseball player and coach (St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox)

Hot Damn!  We Celebrate the 4th of July Preparing to Continue and Re-continue War Upon War After War
Praise the Christian God, that merciful fabulous God of great warring love; a God who loves to just up and wipe out civilizations and wipe out whole passels of heathen disbelievers just on a whim that these people disobeyed one of HIS wacky orders ("Kill homosexuals!"  "Kill all of those who worship false gods, like Allah (even though Allah is the same God as Jehovah, the big Daddy Jewish God...think about it: "Yaweh" "Allah").  "If thou do not believe in ME, then to hell with the lot of you"),

We the People of the USA: Our Deluxe Killing Agencies Drone On
The almighty enemy, our greatest enemy since we had a cold war with the Soviet Union, is al-Queda (now identifying itself, according to our sociopathic keepers, as ISIS in Iraq).  Al-Queda seems to be an invincible enemy that has so far been our longest hounding enemy ever (I just saw that our security agencies are saying Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Yemen now have the capability of bringing Weapons of Mass Destruction (remember them?)(or "highly volatile explosives") on airliners thus demanding tighter security now on international flights to and from the USA).  I mean Hitler never successfully attacked the USA and blew down two architecturally tacky buildings, a miraculous feat that has led to the two longest wars in our nation's great warring history, both wars against countries that were no threat whatsoever to our precious national security.  What's even more miraculous about al-Queda is in spite of our president's constant trumpeting about how our forces have wiped out al-Queda leaders and combat forces only a few days later to have an al-Queda incident reappear wrapped in a new trumpeting about how we killed al-Queda leaders and supporters by drones in Yemen, where Obama found it necessary to drone-zap three American citizens living in Yemen, one a 17-year-old boy born in Denver.

Bomb 'em Back to the Stone Age
Old Obama and that idiot John "Phony Vietnam Hero" Kerry (remember how the Swift Boaters ridiculed this poor little rich boy and ex-District Attorney now reaping the rewards of having married old Charlie Heinz' widow, the Ketchup Queen; remember him coming out of the ocean wearing a fish suit?) find themselves in a dilemma with this new advent of warring factions in Iraq, what everyone with any sense warned would happen back in 2003 when 2 million of us marched in New York City against this illegal war started by our faux-president (he stole both elections, one from that wimp  Kerry and the other from that wimp Al "the Bore" Gore), Georgie Porgie Bush whose reasoning for his "preemptive" strike against Iraq was truly because Saddam Hussein tried to murder his old feeble and now wobbly Pappy (the Power Elite royalty live long lives). [May I here congratulate John "Ketchup Slurpin'" Kerry on his admission in Red China that he originally was opposed to the Iraq War and thinks getting involved in Bush and Cheney's illegal little war to end all wars was a big mistake.]

Just think, if Bill Clinton, that preacher boy from Arkansas with a roving eye for his kind of playmate (like Jennifer Flowers (remember her?), Paula Jones (Slick Willie paid her $75,000 to shut her up), and Monica Lewinsky (and that big cum stain on her blue dress)), had not have started bombing the bejesus out of Iraq and then Georgie Porgie Bush-baby (who's living like a duke down in Dallas with the Dutchess Pickles (shouldn't that really piss Americans off?)) had not have preemptively invaded their sovereign territory to occupy it with killer US troops who maimed and killed tens of thousands of Iraqis and displaced another 2 million Iraqis (remember Fallujah?)(remember Blackwater's killing innocent women, children, and noncombative men with impunity).  What would have happened if we had not invaded Iraq?  Or what would have happened if we had not invaded and tried to occupy Afghanistan (who had nothing to do with the blowing down of the World Trade Center now replaced by the most expensive office building ever built, whose prime tenant is the People's Republic of China (that's "Red China" when they were our big enemy and not holding billions of our debt in their vaults or making 80% of our consumer goods (clothes, teevees, computers, appliances, etc.))(do you recall that George W. Bush gave China our jet plane designs; plus remember he traded nuclear secrets (a boon for General Electric (that killer company)) for mangoes (shouldn't that have pissed Americans off?).

I can't believe most Americans have their heads buried in the sands of their ongoing debts, credit card arrears, student loan swindles, bankruptcy, home foreclosures, job losses, in trouble with the IRS.  Not a peep from them as their corporate-ass-kissing government goes around the world killing and maiming and displacing innocent people and making trade-pact deals that totally turn our lives over to corporate pirates and raiders, the destructive ideals of the Global Marketplace, the IMF, GATT (both the children of Slick Willie Clinton) and the World Trade Organization, etc.  Americans sheepishly look the other way as a criminal killer corporation like Monsanto destroys the world's organic food supplies with their genetically modified seeds (full of other animals' DNAs, DNAs that good scientists (as opposed to scientists that do what these criminal corporations' instruct them to do) are now saying are staying in our bodies affecting our genes and our children's genes forever more)("Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore.'")

Again, I emphasize, as I have been doing for 6 years, We the People of the USA are stuck with a War Economy.  Without wars, we won't survive since we've allowed our global-conquering corporations (no longer with allegiance to our national dilemmas but in control of our lives) take over the world full sway (i.e., Goldman-Sachs, Monsanto, General Electric, Halliburton, Bank of America, Wells-Fargo, Quicken Loans, etc.).

So have a great 4th of July.  A chance to remind ourselves who our true enemy is.  As Pogo said, "We have met the enemy and he is US."

for The Daily Growler

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Existing in New York City: Worshipping Chaos

Say Goodbye to: Horace Silver, jazz pianist extraordinaire.  I first heard Horace playing with the Miles Davis All-Stars (a 10" Prestige LP Walkin').  Later once intrigued by Silver's playing, I followed him from Senor Blue to Silver and Brass and all those great Silver moments like "Sister Sadie," "Filthy McNasty," "Blowin' the Blues Away," and "Doodlin'."  Great compositions, great sideman.  I remember when Horace arrived at Coleman Hawkins' funeral in 1969.  He was wearing a blue velvet suit and was accompanied by two gorgeous foxes in splendid formal attire.  Horace Silver, 85, American jazz pianist (Song for My Father, Blowin' the Blues Away), natural causes.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
“Colorful demonstrations and weekend marches are vital but alone are not powerful enough to stop wars. Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe. ”
Arundhati Roy, Public Power in the Age of Empire 

Progress in human evolution brings with it destruction.  In order for man to evolve from a primitive beast into a civilized human being he has had to destroy.  Enemies: whether they be other humans or wild beasts or the environment itself, our civilized intentions be they subconscious or in real time are to dominate all other forms of life and the environments in which they subsist (or exist).

Even progress in human thought is destructive.  Think of how theories come and go.  What once was believed as truth is now seen as unbelievable or has been replaced with supernatural theories (those theories of the ignorant who find truth in the fabulous).

President Obama recently said he believed down to his bones in America being extraordinary.  This national egocentricity is destructive.  The only way to prove you're superior to your fellow human beings is to go to war with them with the intention of destroying them.  Peace is simply a resting period between wars.

Human beings in order to maintain their egocentricity are forced to deny natural orders (even natural science) and construct supernatural theories that prove man is not an animal.  Man comes down from Heaven to rule the earth (remember, not too long ago, many human thinkers believed the earth was the center of the universe; that the sun revolved around the earth, which, by the way, they thought was flat).

I'm currently a work on a piece involving a human being being blindfolded and taken to the deepest part of a deep jungle and dropped off there to survive or perish.  What I discovered as I imagined such a situation is that when a human being finds himself alone and lost in the darkness of a jungle (back to his beginnings), his civilized man is helpless; his only hope for survival is to revert back to relying solely on his instincts.

The Jungle is originally Chaos.  Civilization is man-made and is therefore unnatural.  The direction of all man-made civilization is entropy (or Chaos).  Progress progresses but at some point enters into that realm old Economists called the law of diminishing returns.

It is interesting to see that some astute pundits are now beginning to agree with me that the American people are the dumbest people in the world, and a lot of the credit for the dumbing-down of us is thanks to the wrecking of our public school system and selling it off to the Charter School gang of hedge-fund pirates.  Charter schools are corporatized to the point their main concern is mediocrity.  The mediocre rise up to become our managing class.  In other words, if you want to succeed from now on you must learn to be totally mediocre.

The mediocre could be said to be the new working class.  And, listen to this, I include the military in this new working class configuration.  Killing the enemy is an industry.

We the People of the USA are fools.  We allow criminality to be rewarded.  We allow our Bill of Rights to be deleted from Constitutional existence.  We allow our military to murder people at will.  We allow our local police to shoot children holding aluminum candy wrappers.  We allow ignorant right-wing goons to shoot young black guys wearing hoodies with impunity.

And Speaking of Chaos
As we continue to impose our world-policeman role on the rest of the world and after we devastated Iraq and Obama declared us victorious as he pulled our haggard and beat up and maimed troops out of there though those of us who are messengers of the Great God Chaos predicted after our terrorist-fearing fearless leader did such a thing, Iraq would revert to civil war between the Sunnis and the Shi'ites, which is exactly what is suddenly going on over there.

We love disrupting countries.  Since WW II look at the countries we've divided: Korea (this is a war that has never been resolved); Vietnam (we tried, but we lost that war badly); Pappy Bush's Gulf War (the war Pappy claimed was our first winning war since WWII), Clinton's big war in Bosnia and Serbia, and finally the two longest wars in our warring history, Afghanistan and Iraq (both as far as I'm concerned EVIL wars; stupid wars; illogical wars; economy-ruining wars), both countries that we've militarily ruined, Afghanistan and Iraq: neither country was a threat to our safety; yet, we gave these two helpless countries (with cultures we don't approve of), a taste of our brand of overseen colonizational democracy.

President Obama continues to amaze me with his trick-bagging.  And I'm also amazed how he still has true progressives apologizing for him; yet, on historical paper, he looks worse than Baby Boy Bush (the sorry little worthless piece-of-shit (Grandpa Al's term) ex-faux president who's currently living the good life of a privileged Lord, he and Lady Pickles, down in Dallas near his echo-emitting presidential library).  He's certainly hasn't brought any peace to the world.  He's not done much in terms of diplomacy; he's accepted all of Bush's puppeteer military people and all of Bush's financial people and a gaggle of Wall Street criminals in high-paying advisory why in the Holiest of Hells would you put at the head of the FCC a Wall Street clown who once championed doing away with Internet neutrality--and now, of course, this sleazebag and his FCC cronies have recently down away with Internet neutrality in favor the the corporate-criminal plan to tier the Internet.

Well, what do I expect of a country ruled by backwards-thinking wannabes and Power Elitist gluttons and graspers of pots of Yankee dollars at the ends of their many fabled rainbows.  Doesn't it piss you off to watch teevee and see a Wells-Fargo (one of the biggest criminal banks in terms of foreclosures) commercial where they're praising themselves for creating jobs and making this country so great and how everything is rosy and bright in the criminal dens of the Wells-Fargo pirates.

I know I'm wailing against a wall with no reverb about this open crap that's ruining not only We the People of the USA but more seriously murdering, maiming, displacing hundreds of thousands of war-torn peoples running for their lives especially in places where We the People of the USA's armed forces and CIA/FBI insurgents have started wars or instigated wars or made preemptive strikes against countries that pose no threat to the precious (and so pious) United Snakes of America.

Chaos rules.

for The Daily Growler 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Existing in New York City: Bored to the Bone

Say Goodbye to: Bob Welch, one of the best MLB pitchers in the 1990s with the LA Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics (he pitched in 3 World Series).  He won over 200 games in 13 seasons, was a 3-time All-Star and won the Cy Young Award in 1990, when he also was the last MLB pitcher to win over 25 games (he won 27) in one season. Bob Welch, 57, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics).

I Sit Twiddling My Thumbs and Yawning
Yes, things are becoming that boring to me.  BORING.  Politics is boring.  The same ol' same ol' rehashed crap slung at us again and again.  Our Great White Fathers force feeding us pap.  Gruel crap.  Tasteless gruel crap sold via lies.  Every now and then, even the dumbest bullshit tastes better than this gruel crap made with lies.

What is the purpose behind dehumanizing the earth?  What is the board-room reasoning of these banks to keep on deliberately stealing money, property, savings, pensions from us dumb ass U.S. citizens who continue to put our money [not my money] in these pirate banks and continue  to borrow money from them, use their credit cards, investing through them, and continuing to buy mortgages from them.  But going against them is boring.  Like the Occupy Movement got boring; that's why it fizzled out; there is only so much head-beating and rounded-up-and-jailed situations the rebellious can take; especially a rebellion led by spoiled rich brat White kids.

Being bored turns me cynical.  And when I'm cynical, I'm hard to live with.  Being cynical means you're bent in the crazy didactic-reasoning winds blowing through your furrowed mind toward pessimism.

I tried to watch Hillbilly Hillary Clinton on some rightwing-leaning network politico show Sunday but I just couldn't.  I watched it long enough though to notice Hillbilly Hill is blimping up.  Being hillbilly rich bloats you up like she's gotten [what a marriage, eh?  Both Hillbilly Hillary and Slick Willie are politicking about the world on We the People of the US's tax dollars (they both get millions of dollars a year from we suckers who put them in the catbird seat of politics) and never see each other.  Besides Hill's gone through the "'pause" and ain't into sex no more; and Slick Willie's had a heart attack so he can't cut the mustard like he once did.

Speaking of New Millionaires, our president last week or so had to reveal his worth to the accountants and he's estimated to be worth from 1 million to 7.5 million.  So our political system creates another New Millionaire.  How many of our worthless Federal Reserve-produced dollars do We the People of the US pay out in salaries to these bloated, pompous, ridiculous asses?

What's going on in the USA is what's called "playing the game."  These Ivy League successes have the advantage on us poor boobs who went to regular old state colleges and universities.  They were taught how to play the game.  It's a Machiavellian World and you must have the skills of that ancient con man to play the game with contacts enough to bowl your way to strike after strike as you strive to complete a perfect game.

I'm slowing down theses days.  The older I get the lazier I get.  Does everyone want to be asleep when they die?  That sentence just hit me between the eyes and woke me up.  Yes, I think, I want to be asleep or be blindsided (like a cop's wildfiring with impunity rampage leaving an AKA slug in the back of the blown-open skull...or be run over by an eighteen-wheel asphalt truck on a lonely Texas highway.  What a way to go! my friends might all cheer as they viewed my mangled body as I repose in my casket).

for The Daily Grower  

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Existing in New York City: I'm Glad I'm Going to Die Before Chaos Ends Humankind

I've Got to Get the Hell Off This Planet
I would hate to be a young person just entering adulthood in today's carnival of doom world.  I have two very young and brilliantly gifted kids in my family, a grandnephew and a grandniece, absolutely charming kids, but I look at them and their passions and I tremble thinking about what chaotic crap they are going to face as they are kicked out of the nest to progress on their own on into real life.

I thought of them as I listened to President Obama a week ago trumpeting over in the Philippines his promoting of his and his corporate cronies' TransPacific Trade Pact (Japan turned him down) and on the side warning Russia and Putin that "we" (I love the way these sleazy politicians use that term when talking about the back-room secret deals they are up to) will punish Russia for its threatening the Neo-Nazi chaps in the Ukraine, a territory that has been involved in Russian history since the earliest days of the Czars.  I'm thinking, what in the hell is our president doing traipsing all about the world while here at home Chaos continues to decimate this country with California now admitting it's running out of water (also the mayor of Las Vegas saying Sin City is running out of water) and still suffering the worst drought in the state's history and I'm thinking, in a stream of consciousness trip, what if Mexico amassed troops on our borders threatening to take back the territory we stole from them back in Old Slaveholding Tom Jefferson's day?  You catch my drift?

And then our tornado-prone states suffered a series of town-flattening and human-killing tornadoes from Oklahoma, down through Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama, and Obama (our next multimillionaire ex-President) was still flying about the Pacific Rim promoting corporate doom on the Pacific Rim countries plus he was on a mission to sell drones to Australia.  Such bullshit.  It's hard to contemplate the future with so much bullshit being flung daily in our stupid faces.  As our rightwing nutjobs begin babbling racist crap (one the creepy billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, a team composed mostly of Black players with a Black coach), once again this country is dividing up along the old Civil War lines, the South rising again (let's hear a Rebel Yell!), promoting racist attitudes as it gerrymanders districts from all-Black to all-White and renews pre-Civil Rights anti-Black voting limitations and wants to wave the Confederate Flag and the Ten Commandments over its statehouses.

To say this country is fucked up is an understatement.  Racist pigs oinking their stupid racist statements with impunity (like that asshole rancher Bundy who's deliberately cheating the American people out of rents as he uses federal lands to increase the dollars in his overflowing coffers while in the same areas Native Americans are having their sacred lands stolen from them).  And I'm hollering "Hypocrites" as I watch television kissing the asses of our worthless celebrities and following wide-eyed the foppish foolishness of British royalty, especially making goo-goo eyes over the everyday habits of Prince William and his dumbass wife and Prince "Nazi-uniform Wearing" Harry, both worthless children of a failed marriage whose mother was a royal slut and whose father is a worthless piece of crap from a family (with a Prussian-Nazi past) that is draining the British economy to the tune of multimillions of Euro dollars a year as pretend rulers.  And our White-controlled news media glorifies everything British, including Brit actors and actresses, Brit vaudeville on Broadway, Brit musicians, Brit writers, Brit chefs (Brit traditional food the worst food in the world), and Brit announcers (watch golf on television and most of the on-air commentators are Brits).

In the meantime, our ultra-stupid Congress people are still poised to bail out our vulgar banks as these crooks (pirates) continue to deal in derivatives and continue throwing people out of their homes and now are scheming to rent these homes back to people at sky-high prices.  In the meantime, our big oil giants are given free passes to continue to defile our atmosphere and are allowed to drill, drill, drill wherever the hell they want.  The excessively greedy British Petroleum who was the cause of the worst oil spill in human history are back to drilling away with impunity in our Gulf.  And our Capitalist Pig class is going about either ruining our cities or rezoning them in favor of real estate developers (check out how Billionaire Mayor Mike Bloomberg rezoned New York City in favor of his hi-rise-luxury-apartment-and-office building developers...and I recently watched a documentary on how Billionaire Mike sold off a huge chunk of Coney Island to a developer who has now allowed his purchase to go fallow for several years now).

Plus, this nation is deep in debt with the corrupt Federal Reserve printing bales of worthless dollars as it still shovels huge piles of this worthless cash into the pirate banks and our government continues to base our economy on WAR, with our truly dumbass and witless Sec'y of State, John "Ketchup Sucking" Kerry going about making a fool of himself threatening Russia over the Ukraine as if the Ukraine is really one of our territories and then going to Africa and peddling US investments that will suck all the wealth out of that continent where native peoples are starving or warring or under the rule of ruthless assholes who are totally corrupt.

I just read an article on Salon predicting the next high-tech bubble bursting and I was so taken by how dumb Salon pundits and commenters are about economics and Wall Street.  Economics is not a science; it is a guessing game.  Bubble-bursting predictors and stock market analysts are the same as Gypsy fortunetellers and voodoo soothsayers or Christian pseudo-prophets (who are predicting the end of time and the coming of the fictional Jewish Jesus (remember, he'll come back out of the clouds (not a part of the heavens, you idiots) riding on a gigantic White horse)).  These birds can only guess at what will happen.  We are in Chaos now.  And in Chaos nothing is real.  Inside Chaos, the reality is that we are now ruled by a Plutocratic 1% that don't give a shit if the stock market crashes or there is a high-tech bubble about to burst.  These Global Marketplace worshipers are so wealthy (not in terms of cash but in terms of capital wealth) they'll make money off the majority going bankrupt.

I just watched the Kentucky Derby and saw 160, 000 pompous assholes going bananas over a bunch of rich assholes' nags running for a measly purse of 2 million dollars, which is chicken feed when it comes to owning race horses and feeding them and housing them and training them and entering them in races.  I was once married to the racing secretary of the New Mexico race tracks and I know for a fact, winners are decided in the stables.  I used to place bets for jockeys who are not allowed to bet on races and when I bet on the jockeys' picks, I won, but when I defied them and bet on my picks, I lost or at best broke even.  Picking winning horses is the same as predicting bubbles bursting or what will happen in the stock market, though currently, I advise people to bet all their savings on oil companies (get in on the fracking boom going on right now), the military industrial complex giants, and the high-end real estate markets.  Make your bonanzas and then get the hell out and move to a mansion in the Caribbean like our wealthiest assholes do.

thegrowlingwolf (as The Daily Growler soothsayer) 
for The 8-Year-Old Daily Growler  

Monday, April 21, 2014

Existing in New York City: 8 Years Old

The Daily Growler Is 8 Years Old
It doesn't seem that long ago.  It seems like only yesterday that we pitched our tent in the blogosphere, but it wasn't, it was instead April of 2006.  Much water and its fetid content has flowed under our bridge.  We came into existence during the two terms of who was then thought to be the worst president in US history, G.W. "Georgie Porgie" Bush.  How ironic that this Barack Obama, the Great Black Hope, came to power promising change and a "Yes, We Can" Black preacher chant though once in power (and that's the key word to all of this political bullshit), he stabbed his constituency in the back and took a chance at becoming an even worse president than Little Georgie Bush.

The Daily Growler started out as a jesting and ribald dig into the ribs of the stupidest people in the whole damn world who in their worship of the Great God Moolah (better known to us as "MONEY") let go their Bill of Rights and Constitutional guarantees in favor of an unblocked (at least in the minds of the stupid) road to that fictional pot of gold at the end of all those passing rainbows (rainbows that form at the end of a deluge).  Wealth is to be gained whether ill-gotten or honestly come by, which is the true salvation of this false god's promise of Eternal Life (and, yes, the wealthy do live longer than the poor).  Those White men and their worthless offspring who make it to those pots of gold at the end of those rainbows become the stupidest people in the world's priests, the disciples of this God of Money.  The heart of their message is: if you want a chance at wealth in this country, you must deregulate.  Nothing must stand in the way of that golden brick road to fortune.  As a result of this Capitalist myth, We the Stupidest People on Earth who believe we are rugged individualists have allowed 1% of us to now own and control more capital (screw wealth; their Power Elite status goes way beyond wealth) than any of the rest of us could ever hope to possess.  This 1%'s capital control puts millionaires in a poverty class.  The Koch Brothers alone control 100 billion dollars (with more and more coming in every day); these sleazy brothers along with the sleazy Walton Family together control 200 billions dollars of capital.  Then you throw in Little Billy Gates, Warren "Junk Bond" Buffett, and ex-New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg (who as mayor went from being worth 5 billion to end his illegal third term being worth 35 billion (explain that to your buddy)) and we're talking 350 billion.

Well, hell, Mel, this is a Capitalist country and has been since the robber baron days of the Industrial Revolution.  We have consistently been ruled by wealthy families and their worthless heirs: the Rockefellers, the Bootlegger Joe Kennedys, the Carnegies, the Mellons, the Morgans, the DuPonts, the Fords, et al. Our new Power Elites, however, control way more capital than those early-day robber barons could dream of.

Capitalism breeds a contemptible class of privileged priests in the temples of the great God Moolah.  We the Stupidest People on Earth though envious are worshipful of these people because we dream that one day we, too, will find a pot of gold at the end of a dream rainbow, which is what our hopes are based on.  Though with a handful (the 1%) of families and their worthless heirs controlling the capital, the stupid 99% haven't got a chance in 50 hells of ever even being worth more than the current debt they are in.

Our only hope lies in revolution...EXCEPT, a revolution will never happen in this now oligarchy state.  Just like in the days of feudal lords when it was not easy to overthrow the ruling royalty, it is almost impossible to overthrow our ruling royalty.  UNLESS...We the People get smart and pull our monies out of their banks; vote for progressive-types to take over our Congress and State governments; unless we shun buying child-labor-made Chinese (from Red China) goods...and we could babble on endlessly on the possible strategies to overthrow these robber barons who now control us hook, line, and sinker, but we hate wasting words.  I cannot see any one currently, with the exception of Elizabeth Warren maybe, bold enough to stand against the 1% and their private police forces or the public police forces who now cooperate with the ruling class to protect property rights over the rights of citizens (check out the public police forces' roll in destroying the Occupy Wall Street "revolt").

Whether we'll go on another 8 years depends on how long before the 1% take over the Internet (which they are now in the process of doing through huge outsourcing-of-jobs giants like Verizon and AT&T)(if you've ever dealt with a Verizon Internet technical problem you've dealt with a person in the People's Republic of China (Red China; Communist China)), a takeover that our government has no power to protect us from being most of our Congressional millionaires are highly invested in both of these communications monopolies.

So we sing "Happy Birthday" to ourselves as we poke our ways into the coming shenanigans by our idiot and totally corrupt leaders like Paul "the Pious Catholic" Ryan; Mitch "Old South Numbskull" O'Connell; Ted "Superstupid" Cruz; the twelve dumbasses on our Supreme(ly Dumb) Court (of jesters); Hillary "Presidential Wife Turned Inept Politician" Clinton; the corrupt Bushes; John "Bonehead" Boehner; our current President; and, if We the Stupidest People on Earth elect Hillary "Hillbilly" Clinton or (God help us) Jeb "the Reb" Bush, then we'll have four more years of poking our fat cats in their bulging bellies as they go about legislating totally anti-human, inane, polluting, rewards and more tax loopholes for the rich and famous and more deregulating what little regulations are left on our criminal corporations as they close down more American factories and send them over to Red China, or Communist Vietnam, or Taiwan, or India, or Brazil or they foreclose on more of our homes in order to return them to the communities as high-end rental units...we mean, to put it precisely, more of the same old bullshit.

WARNING: our current meddling in the affairs of Putin's Russia and the mess going in the Ukraine is building up into an excuse for a nuclear war.  We are meddling in a situation that has been going on for hundreds of years, that really goes directly back to the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia that led to the creation of the Soviet Union.

The Eight-Year-Old Daily Growler

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