Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Existing in New York City: Ebola Has Come to Town

Ebola Comes to New York City
I'm an outpatient at Bellevue Hospital.  Sometimes I go there and a lot of the workers are wearing masks.  It makes me wonder why they are wearing masks.  I go on about my business without asking why they are wearing masks (and they aren't all wearing masks which makes it more confusing).  But now?  I'm due to go pick up meds this week at the Bellevue Pharmacy now knowing that there is an Ebola patient on the premises.  And they now are saying he's in critical condition though stable. What does that mean?


In the meantime, my neighborhood is wracked with construction noise as the Communist Chinese are building a 50-story hotel one block behind me.  Yes, that's right, the real estate investors of this hotel are Communist Chinese.  Remember, one of the only tenants so far in the Chinese-material-built No. 1 World Trade Center, the world's most expensive office building, is the largest real estate firm in Communist China.  And how do I relate this wild construction going on in New York to the Ebola crisis in West Africa?  The corporate global economy cares absolutely nothing about human suffering.  It is ironic, however, that Communist Cuba has now sent over 200 doctors and healthcare workers to West Africa to help fight this corporate-world neglected Ebola outbreak.

And what was President Obama's contribution to this horrible outbreak?  Why he sent a bunch of military hotshots over there.  We are a militaristic country; we live in a war economy.  Our Commander-in-Chief sends our invincible military over there to battle disease.  War is the solution to all world problems even Ebola outbreaks to our more-pious-than-thou President and his asskissing Congress.

Check out photos of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.  You don't see any neighborhoods with walled estates and Mercedes and BMWs in their driveways and guys wearing Brooks Brothers suits.  No.  Instead, you see overall filth and uncleanliness; you see dead bodies in the muddy unpaved streets; you see children with no clothes on just sitting on the filthy ground dying; you see mothers holding their infected babies who are literally dying in their trying-to-protect arms; you see armed soldiers wearing protective gear and carrying big long sticks forcing impoverished people into quarantine areas; you see the shacks and shanties constructed of rescued woods, scrap metal, and tarpaper all sitting in muddy and corruptible squalor; over 10,000 affected; over 5,000 deaths.

In China, I've read about how they build whole cities that nobody lives in, one a city that would hold 77,000 people.  Instead of building those cities in China, why couldn't they go to places like Guinea and Liberia and Sierra Leone clean them up and then build all new residences with clean running water and proper sewage systems?  Little Billy Gates and Warren "Junk Bond" Buffett could with their pocket money help these affected countries by sending them boatloads of medical supplies, mobile hospital units, and armies of clean-up crews.

But the wealthy hate the poor so they'll let those Ebola-infected countries go to Holy Hell before they'll give up any of their mostly ill-gotten wealth.  I mean, just think, our billionaire pharmaceutical industry, our pay-or-die health insurance industry,  our big hospitals-for-profit industry could do miraculous things with doctors, healthcare workers, biochemists, free medical supplies, with free vaccines, with experimental drugs...BUT, hell no, these crooked bastards will wait until it's a worldwide epidemic then they'll all be heading for the upper floors of their hi-rise luxury apartments and office buildings guarded by their own private police forces and the regular police forces while the poor below die in the streets like pariah dogs.

But then death can be a savior.

Mid-Term Elections
There's a rightwing, dumb, stupid feeling in the air that the stupidest voters in the world, We the People of the USA, will put the Teabag Party and far right Republicans in both house majorities in these coming wasting-billions elections.  Don't be surprised, you so-called progressives, if this tragedy doesn't happen.  We the People of the USA...actually that should be We the White People of the USA will take our government back from the Obama Communists (the rightwing dumbass fable-believing Christian soothsayers call Obama a progressive socialist.  Damn, don't we all wish this rightwing, Corporate asskissing military asskissing Uncle Tom were a progressive socialist).

thegrowlingwolf
for The Daily Growler  

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Existing in New York City: Translating Intellectual Gobblygook That Is Untranslatable

The Taj Mahal in 1930s.  Photographer unknown.  Collection of tgw.

The Gooblygook of Intellectuals
I just finished reading a long article on Radicalized Pedagogy and, boy, is my head spinning.  I don't claim to be an intellectual.  I'm a basic reasoner, which simply means, I think (or reason) common sensibly, something I deduced while in college studying Economic and Sociological Theory.  Sociology to me was simply a common-sense approach to the study of society (or societies).  The Sociology originators (Comte, Diderot, Marx, Proudhon, Durkheim, Weber, Sorokin, Thorstein Veblen, et. al.) were encyclopedists in that they observed societal life in purified settings.  In other words, sociological observations were made free of bias (one's on particular beliefs or some outside influences, etc.) and in as pure a thinking atmosphere as could be produced.

But even Sociologists are becoming transfixed by their intellectualism and are writing radical articles that are so gummed up by intellectual verbalizing, it's really difficult to understand just what the hell their points are.  I see poverty in a neighborhood and using common-sense reasoning it's easy to deduce why that neighborhood is impoverishedLook at the defined neighborhood's ethnic majority, whether it's workingclass (low-salaried) or not, and how distant or isolated it is from the Middle Class.  Ethnically, you notice the neighborhood is a Black neighborhood.  Blacks make up the most out-of-work people in this country and even when they get work, it's low-salaried work.  And, of course, it's easy to deduce that since it's a Black neighborhood, by discriminating factors (like Gerrymandering), yes, it's isolated from the Middle Class (the process in White terms is called Racism).

One problem with intellectuals is they have to publish and publish frequently in order to maintain their livelihoods and intellectual presence.  They are insatiable writers. So I can deduce from this that intellectuals are writing to impress other intellectuals.  Not being an intellectual, of course, I find their expansive writing untranslatable into a language I understand.

I'm Bitching
I've been writing on this blog for almost ten years now.  There are certain phrases and designations I use (like referring to Ronald Reagan as Ronald "Raygun" Reagan and a recent posting on Christian Reprobate John Hagee and his idiot saying that Obama's trying to divide Israel in half is the reason for the Ebola (named after a river) epidemic in West Africa) and now suddenly, I see other writers using these terms and referring to idiot characters using my sentiments.  Statistics show my blog gets "looked at" over 150 times a day.  Yes, I know a lot of those are spammers, probably the majority of them, but some of them are blog writers and Internet media pundits.  So far, of all the people who visit my blog only a few of them list The Daily Growler in their blog lists.  I thank these people for honestly appraising this blog as worthy of their reference to it in an acceptable way.  Anyone can call Ronald Reagan Ronald Raygun; I don't hold a patent on the name, but on the other hand, give some credit where credit is due.  Damn, I hope I'm not being paranoid.

Is Obama Now the Worst of Our Long-Line of Worthless Presidents?
I've always said over the decades I've lived, we've been ruled by poor little spoiled rich brats with Ivy League-propaganda backgrounds; an ex-haberdasher; a ex-general (Ike "I Like Golf" Eisenhower); a Texan who won his first election with the aid of voters in a cemetery in Duvall County, Texas, by 80 votes; a California Quaker crooked lawyer; a man who couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time; a peanut farmer; a Grade B actor (who shared top billing with a monkey in his most famous role); a failed oilman who also was head of the CIA (a Yale man); a Hillbilly profligate from the backward state of Arkansas (I noticed Monica Lewinsky is making a comeback lately by claiming she's being harassed unmercifully on the Internet); that failed oilman's worthless son (a Yale man) who up until President Obama came along was the worst president in the history of our worthless presidents.

Obama warned us in his book he wrote right before he was nominated to be the Dumbocratic Party candidate (that had Black people raising their hands praising God they were so hopeful) that his two heroes were Lincoln and Ronald "Raygun" Reagan.  Then, after his multimillion-dollar extravagant inauguration (paid for by the taxpayers), when he met with Georgie Porgie Bush, he said he really liked the fellow and that G.W. was the kind'a guy you could have a beer with and have a fine bullshit conversation with (a Good Ol' Boy, in other words).  Then, during his inauguration speech, Obama warned us that he was going to forget the past and think only futuristically.  "Yes, We Can!" he bellowed in an attempted impersonation of Martin Luther King's Washington Mall speech.  And that Yes We Can turned out to mean, "Yes, we can keep on keepin' on in G.W. Bush's footsteps...war, war, and more war, more wars than G.W. ever criminally started."

As I write this, the U.S. and Britain (we go together hand in hand with our former colonizers) have in a secret move pulled all but 9,000 troops out of Afghanistan and Obama has declared our involvement in Afghanistan as over.  Oh yeah, over except for 9,000 troops still there and God knows how many contractors and soldiers of fortune are still there; plus the drone operators in Nevada (and God knows where else) will still be blowing away innocent civilians under the banner of killing terrorists.  How many innocent civilians have had to die in order for us to kill terrorists.  We kill terrorists and the next thing you know, they're stronger than ever, i.e., ISIS or ISIL

So who is the worst president ever?

thegrowlingwolf
for The Daily Growler 



   

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Existing in New York City: Blood Moons and Christian Jibberish

 
A Blood Moon, not a designation given it by NASA or any astronomers.  A Blood Moon is the invention of two blowhard, Bible-thumping money worshipers, one that big fat putz, John Hagee (he hates anybody who doesn't kiss his God-connected ass), and the other a Jesus-hustling backward thinker, Mark Blitz, both Jesus jive artists who are selling books at $39 each to mouth-gawking Christian believers who believe everything they believe depends on the Nation of Israel, a nation whose rabbinical soothsayers don't believe Jesus Christ is the Messiah.
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NOTE: Christian Jive Artist, John Hagee (of Blood Moon fame and fortune), declares ebola the result of God punishing the world because Obama is trying to divide Israel. And people truly believe in everything this Jesus-hustler says no matter how insanely nutjob it is.  In fact, the nuttier the prophecy the more his flock throngs around it and starts worshiping it in ecstasy.  Of course, this Christian clown takes in millions of TAX-FREE dollars every day of his hustling life.
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Out of Fear of Dying
Yes, that's the reason for all these damned religions, a human's fear of dying.  But all animals fear dying.  I was in Jamaica many years ago and I was invited up into the mountains by a young lady to attend a barbecue where her father was killing a porker.  When we arrived at her father's farm, they had not yet picked out the pig to be spiked and roasted over an open-pit fire.  I sat drinking Jamaican rum and watched as the father and the pig killer went down to the pig pen to pick out the doomed porker that would be the star of the big event.  When the pigs in the pen saw the men coming with the ropes (they roped the winning porker) they began to run around the pen squealing bloody murder.  When at last they roped the pig they wanted and pulled him out of the pen, the rest of the pigs became silent.  The pig they roped, however, resisted their pulling his several hundred pounds squealing all the way up to the big tree whose large thick lower branch they soon threw the rope over and then hoisted the pig up off the ground with his neck stretched taut.  All this while this pig was squealing worse than bloody murder.  He knew his fate.  He knew he was soon going to be stabbed with the pig killer's big killing knife up in his neck and then that knife would be pulled hard down from his neck to gut the poor bastard at which point with spewing blood he gave up the ghost.

Later deep into the night, with the music swirling all around that mountain valley and the rum being passed around and the barbecued pig meat eaten with gusto along with big bowls of callaloo, while making out with my Jamaican girlfriend I looked up and saw the biggest baddest full-blown bloodiest moons I'd ever before seen.

Blood Moons
From the astronomers at EarthSky:
"Why is the term Blood Moon being used to mean a full moon of a lunar tetrad? We can’t really tell you why more and more people are using the term Blood Moon to describe the four full moons of a lunar tetrad. We don’t know why, exactly.  Here’s the definition of a lunar tetrad, again: four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial eclipses in between, each of which is separated from the other by six lunar months (six full moons). There’s no obvious reason why Blood Moon should be associated with this term."
 
So there.  The use of "Blood Moons" is according to big fat blowhard Jesus-selling John Hagee signs the fictitious Jesus Christ is returning to become the King of the Jews sitting on his Holy Throne in the God-designated seat of government in the divided city of Jerusalem (Jeru and Salem).  By the way, this nonexistent Messiah will return from out of the clouds riding a big White horse and leading an army of angels down to make his return to earth and to take up his Jewish God-ordained role as Messiah to the Jews and King of the Christians who will first rise from the dead to meet Joshua bar Joe in the air and those still alive will be gathered up leaving behind those like I who can't believe such whoppers no matter the color of the moon during lunar eclipses.

You see Christians besides believing that the world is still flat also believe the moon gives off its own light.  They really don't believe that moonlight is simply reflected sunlight.  They ignore the natural fact that the Sun is in fact our true God, for without the Sun's saving light we would not have any life at all on this planet unless there perhaps are some Mole People: source: a 1950s Superman television show.  The Mole People in the teevee show's case used Electrolux portable vacuum cleaners as space guns.

thenonbelievinggrowlingwolf 
for The Daily Growler Under Its Own Blood Moon

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Existing in New York City: Are We All Republican Assholes?

Elston Howard, the first Black to play for the New York Yankees.  Ellie became one of the great ML catchers of all time, plus in his later years he was a Golden Glove outfielder.  On the Yankees, he was the first Black MVP in the American League.  Ellie also played in 10 World Series with the Yankees.  He ended his career with the Red Sox. This is a Yankee promotional photo of Ellie down at spring training at Al Lang Field (now it's called Steinbrenner Field) in Tampa, Florida, in early 1950s.  (From the collection of tgw)
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Say Goodbye to: Jean Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, Papa Doc's son, Baby Doc, both ruthless dictators of Haiti back in the "Good Ol' Days" or the American exploitation of Haiti. I almost got to meet Baby while I was in Haiti getting a divorce.  Jean-Claude Duvalier, 63, Haitian politician, President (1971–1986), heart attack.
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Say Goodbye to: George "Shotgun" Shuba. He had an arm like a shotgun. George Shuba, 89, American baseball player (Brooklyn Dodgers
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And Speaking of the Bloody Irony of All Things American
This is a great piece by Ben Schreiner in Counterpunch:
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/09/30/a-dictionary-reference-to-the-war-on-isis/
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High-paid Right-Wing Pundits Are Trumpeting That the Backward-Thinking Republicans Will Retake Control of the Senate in the Coming Mid-Term Elections
Yeah, all those dumbass pundits like George Will, Georgie Boy Stephanopolis, and the Right-Wing nutjobs who appear weekly on the teevee politico shows are saying in retaliation against President Obama (all these White pundits hate Black Obama with their subconscious racist feelings even though to me Obama is more White Republican than he is a Black Democrat) the Republicans will win enough seats in the backward states to put them back in control of our already backward-thinking Senate.  One pundit says Colorado and Iowa (two very divided backward states) will be the deciding states in whether this Republican takeover happens or not.

Since I am a worshiper of Chaos, I welcome such a disaster, and that's what a Republican control of both Houses would amount to. It would be a disaster for the majority of We the People, but then, as you should know, I consider Americans to be the dumbest and most easily hornswaggled people in the world; otherwise how the hell do off-the-wall Republicans like John "Failed Mission" McCain, John Bonehead Boehner, Mitch "Jock Itch" McConnell, et. al., keep getting re-elected or elected in the first place?  Or Sarah "Paleface" Palin, a total wacked-out woman with her vagina for brains, and I wonder puzzlingly who the hell listens to and believes anything this backward-thinking progress-wrecking broad from the low-populated and backward state of Alaska has to say

Republicans are, like Obama and the Dumbocrats, for more and more war (we live in a war economy, folks).  Some, like John "Oops, I Got Shot Down Over North Vietnam" McCain, would like a nuclear war.  In fact, the Republicans are for more nuclear power plants (build them over earthquake faults like Diablo Canyon in California that is built smack-dab over the San Andreas Fault); for more fracking all over the world (the Koch Bros. benefit immensely from fracking); for building crude oil and natural gas pipelines all across the country; for the use of more coal-burning plants; for outsourcing our industries (what's left of them); for more tax breaks for the rich, the class in which a lot of these creeps (like Mitt "the Mormon" Romney) belong; for bringing back slavery, the cheapest form of labor there is;  for some Republican jerks, like old Rick "The Praying Governor" Perry, they would like for their states to succeed from the Union (and I say, let 'em all go and restore the Confederacy); some Republican nutjobs are for privatizing (selling off) our National Parks and Government (the People)-owned lands and wildernesses; for continued bailing out of our crooked bankers and Wall Street pirates (a simple transfer tax on each bought and sold stock would erase a hell of a lot of our trillion-dollar debt to Communist China); for branding all Muslims terrorists and putting all American Muslims in concentration camps or putting them all before firing squads like they execute in the great backward state of Mormon-believing Utah (they gave us that nutjob Oren Hatch); for running another worthless Bush son, Jeb, against Hillbilly Hillary (who Bill Clinton, who rules the Dumbocrats, will insist on being the Dumbo candidate since he owes Hillary big time in order to maintain his profligate image).

The one up and coming presidential candidate that scares me worse than Hillbilly Hillary is Pappy and Mammy Bush's "good" son, Jeb.  I'm afraid that the American voting idiots (read: White folks) love the Bushes.  Why in the holiest of hells would you be on the side of the Bushes?  All of them are failed snobs from a pre-Pappy Bush family that got rich off war by aiding Adolf Hitler in keeping track of his money and investing for him during World War II.  Pappy's failed in every oil-business venture he tried after WWII, his family supporting him plus through marrying Mammy Babs he got his sweaty worthless hands on her inheritance (she was a St. Louis newspaper mogul's daughter).  And thus popped up the head of this dumbass, one-track-minded family of pompous numbskulls, George H.W. Bush, the failed oil man living in Midland, Texas, who decided to take advantage of that old reprobate Strom Thurmond's taking his Confederate-leaning Democrats out of the beginning-to-look-like-a-nigger-loving Democratic Party, a nigger-loving bunch of White cowards the Dixiecrats blamed on F.D. Roosevelt and his New Deal politics; and remember, Southern assholes like Strom Thurmond used to hint that Eleanor looked like she had a little knee-grow blood in her.  Ironically, after his death it was revealed that ol' Strom had been messin' out in his plantation's woodpile with one of his black gal servants resulting in Ol' Pure White Strom having a Black daughter.  Don't you just love the ironies of life?

The Same Ol' Same Ol'
When you've lived as long as I have and have experienced what I've lived through in terms of survival, you become quite aware of how nothing ever changes except our mechanical objects and they change every six months, so rapidly that only whiz kids working in deep-thinking factories can keep up with their board-room-ruling need-for-profits pit bosses' demands.  "Profits are sagging, Elmo, so let's whip those young puppies into creative action...is it time for a new cell phone...you know, add a couple of apps or something...make 'em in pastel colors...do something quick...China's peones are demanding more money per hour...God-damn, why can't they be happy making three dollars-a-day?"

theboredgrowlingwolf
for The Daily Growler

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Existing in New York City (the Bull's-Eye on the Terrorists' Target): When Will We Ever Learn

The Harlem Blues and Jazz Band in 1981 at The Ginger Man in New York City.  From left to right are George James, alto; Gene Rogers, piano; Johnny Williams, bass; Al Casey, guitar; the great Eddie Durham, trombone; Bobby Williams, trumpet.  Missing from the photo are Tommy Benford, drums (you can see his tom and some of him behind Bobby Williams); George James, alto. (from the collection of tgw)
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From the Lucid Pen of C. Wright Mills (from his book, The Power Elite (1956)
There is still one old American value that has not markedly declined: the value of money and of the things money can buy-these, even in inflated times, seem as solid and enduring as stainless steel. 'I've been rich and I've been poor,' Sophie Tucker has said, 'and believe me, rich is best.' As many other values are weakened, the question for Americans becomes not Is there anything that money, used with intelligence, will not buy?' but, 'How many of the things that money will not buy are valued and desired more than what money will buy?' Money is the one unambiguous criterion of success, and such success is still the sovereign American value.

Whenever the standards of the moneyed life prevail, the man with money, no matter how he got it, will eventually be respected. A million dollars, it is said, covers a multitude of sins. It is not only that men want money; it is that their very standards are pecuniary. In a society in which the money-maker has had no serious rival for repute and honor, the word 'practical' comes to mean useful for private gain, and 'common sense,' the sense to get ahead financially. The pursuit of the moneyed life is the commanding value, in relation to which the influence of other values has declined, so men easily become morally ruthless in the pursuit of easy money and fast estate-building.

A great deal of corruption is simply a part of the old effort to get rich and then to become richer. But today the context in which the old drive must operate has changed. When both economic and political institutions were small and scattered-as in the simpler models of classical economics and Jeffersonian democracy-no man had it in his power to bestow or to receive great favors. But when political institutions and economic opportunities are at once concentrated and linked, then public office can be used for private gain.

Governmental agencies contain no more of the higher immorality than do business corporations. Political men can grant financial favors only when there are economic men ready and willing to take them. And economic men can seek political favors only when there are political agents who can bestow such favors. The publicity spotlight, of course, shines brighter upon the transactions of the men in government, for which there is good reason. Expectations being higher, publics are more easily disappointed by public officials. Businessmen are supposed to be out for themselves, and if they successfully skate on legally thin ice, Americans generally honor them for having gotten away with it. But in a civilization so thoroughly business-penetrated as America, the rules of business are carried over into government-especially when so many businessmen have gone into government. How many executives would really fight for a law requiring a careful and public accounting of all executive contracts and 'expense accounts'? High income taxes have resulted in a network of collusion between big firm and higher employee. There are many ingenious ways to cheat the spirit of the tax laws, as we have seen, and the standards of consumption of many high-priced men are determined more by complicated expense accounts than by simple take-home pay. Like prohibition, the laws of income taxes and the regulations of wartime exist without the support of firm business convention. It is merely illegal to cheat them, but it is smart to get away with it. Laws without supporting moral conventions invite crime, but much more importantly, they spur the growth of an expedient, amoral attitude. 
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When the Hell Will We Ever Learn 

Obama looked so stern as he declared war on the CIA-created ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). ISIS started off as at best a 10,000-man force; now, after we've built them up into a TERRORIST organization, they are now estimated to have a 50,000-man army.  They also have a government set up; they collect taxes; they takeover banks and steal the money; they get arms from WHERE? why the U.S.A., of course.  We're the biggest producers and sellers of war machinery and arms in the world.

What a bunch of propaganda, scare-tactics bullshit Obama spieled out as he, again looking so damn stern (I could just see that ISIS true believer who decapitated Foley and Sotloff shaking in his U.S.-made (made in Communist China probably) boots..."Ooooh, Obama scares so much hell out of me, I'm surrendering immediately and become a Christian") roared out his war-drum-beating plans.  All over the Middle East, I'm sure young hothead Washables are running as fast as their Nike sneakers can take them to the ISIS recruiting office to sign up to fight the hated Americans.  And just think how Obama could have become our greatest president ever if after he beat G.W. "Lyin' Bastard and AWOL Coward" Bush if he'd simply brought all our troops home, ended these illegal wars, and offered a hand of peace to the Middle East.  They were ready to accept him.  Remember the scenes of the Arabs wearing Barack Obama teeshirts on the night he was elected?  Instead, our Nobel Peace Prize-winning president decided to go the G.W. Bush/Cheney way, which also was the Slick Willie Clinton and Hillbilly Hillary way [how to go from a $30,000-a-year governor of the backward state of Arkansas to a multimillionaire in 8 years of hornswaggling the American people into thinking this sociopath profligate hillbilly boy was a great president, he wasn't, and is now still honored as a honorable man, he isn't].  And look at the chaotic mess these lying bastards have gotten us into.  We are verging on a nuclear holocaust as we go pompously about declaring our exceptionalism while condemning all Muslims as terrorists and making gestures of defiance against Russia, a nuclear power led by a former KGB head. 

Again recall Bill Moyers' 1987 report on our "Secret Government," the one that truly rules us, all its shenanigans conceived in secret backroom plans for continuous war.  Every power-hungry demon out there's desire is to RULE the WORLD.  That was Alexander the Great's intent.  That was the Roman Empire's intent. That was the Islamic Golden Horde's (the Caliphate) intent.  That was Napoleon's intent. That was the intent of the British Empire.  That was Hitler's intent.  And after World War II after We the People of the US got this exceptional big head our intent became to rule the world (the evil John Foster Dulles, an Ivy League-propagandized poor little rich boy, decided we were the World's Policemen).

So here we go again, folks.  Obama, as Commander-in-Chief, is "policing" at a pace John Foster Dulles would be proud of using of course the same tactics the bastards who started all this mess back after 9/11 used as they followed the Neo-Con (the New World Order) dictate for a backroom-planned takeover of the world and of the world's OIL, and truly, folks, this bullshit Obama is proposing is all about ISIS blocking our ownership of Iraqi oil (they now control an oil field and are shipping out black-market oil).  ENERGY.  We are soaking up all the world's energy.  We the People of the USA rely on oil to keep our military machine roaring about the world creating havoc, destruction, despair, annihilation, corrupt regimes...throwing us lock, stock, and barrel into the throes of our Great Lord CHAOS.

Before He Became a Rock Star, Bob Dylan Figured It Out
Come you masters of war
You that build the big guns
You that build the death planes
You that build all the bombs

You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks

You that never done nothin'
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it's your little toy

You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly

Well like a Judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe

But I see through your eyes
And I see through your brain
Like I see through the water
That runs down my drain

You fasten all the triggers
For the others to fire
And then you sit back and watch
When the death count gets higher

And you hide in your mansion
All the young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud
 
thegrowlingwolf
for The Daily Growler

As a P.S., how about a scary article from Radical Philosophy:

http://www.radicalphilosophy.com/commentary/deadly-algorithms

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Existing in New York City (The Bull's Eye of the Target): As a Member of the Beheading

1967 Poster of Charcoal Drawing of Amiri Baraka (then LeRoi Jones) by San Francisco Artist Erwin Cobbs (from tgw collection)
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A Poem by Amiri Baraka:


Monday in B-Flat

I can pray
    all day
    & God
    wont come.

But if I call
            911
        The Devil
            Be here
        in a minute!
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As a Member of the Beheading
Can you imagine being such a fervid true believer that you would have the egoistic willpower to actually cut a human being's head off with a knife not much bigger than a kitchen knife.  Hacking that head off while the poor decapitation sufferer is still alive, his or her blood spurting wildly, spewing in some cases when the large arteries leading to the brain are cut.  Our CIA trains its goons well.  I'm sure there's a CIA stooge who would on orders decapitate a human being with a kitchen knife.

The humane and the cruel.  Again the "two sides" theory of life pops into my attempt to get on down the road of life with as few obstacles and detours as possible.  Two sides?  Think about it.  There's wealth, but in order to have wealth there has to be poverty.  There's war; there's peace.  Our American mightier-than-the-gods military chieftains claim our military is out to bring peace to the world through war.  So far that effort has been a total failure; yet these war-in-their-blood bastards are as true believing fanatical fools as that ISIS true believer who decapitated Foley and Sotloff.

Eric Hoffer Said:
"The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts.  It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil
lurking in every person."

"Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true."
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Even With My Head in the Sands of My Imagination
Through the sands I hear the cries of pain, the cries of the dying, and the sound of approaching death, the sound of people running for their lives, the sound of drones sneaking in to blow whole families into lifeless oblivion, the sound of superjet fighters wasting millions upon millions of dollars of bombs trying to annihilate human beings, the sound of wild fanatics going about butchering people, the sound of a Congress lying like dogs as they feed like pigs at the slop troughs of our corporate dictators, the sound of police all over the USA firing multiples of high-powered bullets into the skulls and chests of Black men...killing them with impunity, the sound of our Vice President (a man with his grateful nose up the ass cracks of the DuPont high priests) ballyhooing our invincibility against the CIA-created ISIS (ISIL). 

Our presidents and corporate dictators turn into killers once they get their fists around the controls of absolute power, the power to annihilate whole groups of people, the power to destroy whole countries' economies, the power to go to war on a whim, the power to assassinate your own citizens as you wish, the power to return whole work forces back into slavery, the power to lie and make their lies come true.  And, look, all their lies are coming true.

theostrich-likegrowlingwolf 
for The Daily Growler


Friday, August 29, 2014

Existing in New York City (Among the Billionaires): Onward Christian Soldiers

Actor Tom Mix w/Fans on Hollywood lot, 1925 (photographer unknown: from tgw collection)
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I've Still Got My Head Buried in the Sands of My Imagination
Considering if I were a Black man.  Especially a young Black man.  If you're a Black man (or woman) and you come up on a White, KKK-inspired, gaggle of cops, especially those in military garb, what the hell do you do?  You can't turn and run.  To cops that's a sure sign of guilt.  It also gives them the right to blow your running "guilty" ass away for good.  "Good riddance," the commander on the shift says to his boys as they stand around with all their AKAs smoking.  "Who got the most hits on the nigger?"  "I think Greg did; hit that big buck in the head with two shots."  "Was the buck packin' heat...or drugs?"  "No.  He was clean."  "Then why did we kill him?"  "Cause, he was runnin', man, and we know a Black man runner is always running 'cause he's guilty.

Why do most  White people hate Blacks (they also hate Mexicans, Arabs, Jews, Poor White Trash, and Atheists)?  Because...and watch out, you may not like this...Black genes are dominant.  Black man + White woman = Black baby.  Or vice-versa: White man + Black woman = Black baby [Yes, I know about sunshine kids].  That's why southern racist Whites lynched Black men they accused of flirting, whistling at, or hitting on a White woman.  Emmett Till, a Chicago teenager visiting his relatives in Mississippi, was murdered because he supposedly made a sexual remark about a White woman, the purest of women known, don't you know.

Onward Christian Soldiers
Here come the Christian soldiers back into Iraq...and some special forces have been active in Syria, too, and Commander Obama can't wait to reenter the Iraq bullshit/fuck up, to bomb our CIA-created ISIS out of existence (a futile waste of very expensive bombs).  It's like a modern-day Crusades, with the Christian zealots out to shove the Muslims into Hell and take over their land and oil in the name of OUR AMERICAN GOD (also known as the Israeli God).


Has anyone discovered yet that the CIA is fomenting all this bullshit in Syria, in Iraq, in Yemen, in Libya?  That the CIA not only gave us Bin Laudin, but they also have given us this ISIS bunch that's raising cane and hell in Iraq and Lower Syria these days (there are photographs of Smilin' Joe Biden meeting with this bunch looking happy as a possum eating shit).  The dude who beheaded Foley spoke with a British accent.  What the fuck does that mean; why wouldn't an Arab who learned British English speak with a British accent?

The British are directly responsible for all this bullshit in the Middle East.  It all started way back in WWI.  The current Middle East crisis was started by the CIA during the early fifties after the duly elected president of Iran, Mohammed Mosaddegh, nationalized all the British oil companies (including the evil BP) and according to a Bill Moyers report in 1987 on our "Secret Government" this nationalization totally pissed off John Foster Dulles (Sec'y of State under good ole Dwight D. Eisenhower (who played golf more than he was president)) and John's evil brother Allan who was head of the CIA.  These two New England Ivy League assholes convinced Eisenhower to give the CIA permission to go in and overthrow Mosaddegh's duly elected government and install instead our old asshole buddy, the pompous egotistical schmuck, the Shah of Iran, who later the people of Iran began to hate so much, they finally drove his cancer-wracked ass out (he came to the USA supposedly for treatment of his cancer; in fact, We the People of the USA paid for this crook's hospitalization and operations) and that's when the Ayatollah Khomeini took over and why our embassy was attacked and its staff was held hostage.  That lying dog and totally stupid, inept, Grade B actor, Ronald "We'll Soon Be Flying to Tokyo in 3 Hours" Reagan, gave the Iranians weapons in return for them releasing our Embassy hostages, which they did, a move that paved the way for that idiot Reagan to get elected president (what fools are We the People who vote in this country).  Don't forget, too, that Iran and Iraq were at bloody war for almost a decade.  War is so wasteful and so humanly devastating.  But, hey, our American war philosophy is that war eventually brings on peace and power and rule.

We love WAR.  We love killing.  Watch all these stupid copy-cat cop teevee shows.  On most of them humans are killed in several excessive ways, either by machine-gunning away 10 bad guys at a time or on one NCIS, their whole headquarters were blown to bits by a gang of Arab-looking criminal entities.

We Now Live Under Military Rule
One of the marvelous areas of stupidity among my fellow "Amuricans" (speaking Lyndon-Johnsonian) is the fact that I still hear them babbling about us being a democracy and not a Fascist state based on a war economy.  Pundits dance all around the truth of this chaotic mess a bunch of Ivy League propagandized (mostly lawyers; G.W. being the first non-lawyer president since D. D. Eisenhower), backward-thinking presidents and their gathering-up-of-nest-eggs Congresses have gotten us into.

And now, hot damn, we've got a chance at finally maybe starting World War III.  And a further hot damn is in order when you think about this maybe being that nuclear war our warmongering military leaders and our warmongering Nobel Peace Prize-winning president and our asskissing Congress have been hoping and praying for.  Hot damn, we finally may be able to annihilate the human race.  And the Earth shivers with delight as it thinks of finally getting rid of this monkey who thinks he's created from above, blah, blah, blah, bullshit, blah.

I loved listening to our UN warmonger ambassador, Samantha Power (and power is her game, too), condemning Russia for "invading" the Ukraine (a former Soviet state; Nazi sympathizers in WWII) saying the Russkies are defying the sanctity of international law by threatening the illegal Ukraine government with military intervention (I'm breaking up here; laughing my ass off at this American hypocrite's reasoning).  In the meantime, look what our enforcing (via the CIA and its agents provocateurs) of our kind of democracy on Korea, Vietnam (except, of course, the North Vietnamese kicked our asses and saved their country from being divided in half), Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya (where they are now involved in a civil war), etc., did to those countries.  It has left these countries in devastation, destruction, with millions of dead, divided, now either with civil wars or with potential civil wars.

We truly do love war and killing.  And it was all spelled out in the Neo-Con Manifesto, the ultimate goal of which has always been to drive our economy down to where We the People of this Mess of Divided States of America are forced into cheap labor situations (slavery being the cheapest) and a downgrading of our social order to that of a Third World country.

Hot damn, bring 'em on.

thegrowlingwolf
 for The Daily Growler