A small-town kid involved with the Occupy movement had found a consoling sanctuary, in the briefly flickering, protest villages of the Northwest. When the encampment was shut-down by pigs by order of the DHS, and he was put on a bus back to Michigan, he took his own life, saying he had no desire to conform to midwestern definitions of “normal”, or give up his “magic”. Rainy day, listening to Morrissey’s “Your Arsenal”, thinking about fickle former flames and friends with their sliding scale morality and stern judgements of the weird and poor and am utterly affected by one more suicide. What a suck shit culture. Goldman Sachs and the government with their military might and democide agenda against the common people. I got no time for people who make excuses for fascism. Gasoline is higher than four bucks a gallon and cable zombies still think something is “trickling down” to them. The banks and corportions are KILLING the middle class, with their endless lay-offs, illegal forecosures, and sky-rocketing medical bills. Most of our Republicrat lawmakers saw Animal House and thought the Omegas and Dean Wermer were the good guys. Print media is dead, the internet is a surveillance grid. Over forty million Americans are in poverty. You can’t get work writing or as a broadcaster for big-media, unless you are an eager party to their deceptions and rightwing propaganda. Dissenting voices are banished from the air-waves: Cenk of The Young Turks, Bill Maher, libertarian Judge Andrew Napolitano, Dan Rather, Phil Donahue, Helen Thomas, and Keith Olbermann were all “Dixie Chicked” for their anti-war views, or stories exposing government corruption. Charlie Sheen spoke-out about 9/11, challenging the official story, and had cops raid his home, while he was butchered by the mainstream press for months at a time, around the clock, saturation coverage, slandering him for his Van Halenesque, Hollywood playboy lifestyle, overwhelming character assassination. Not a PEEP on the cable shows about NDAA. Even certain punk zines have openly discouraged contributors from writing about any of these events, instead, focusing on TMZ tabloid gossip, unreality shows, and gratuitously sucking up to various apolitical, aged, celebrity, ex punk rockers, and their ex lovers. Let’s say you’re a middle-class, college graduate, property owner. Do you prefer to rationalize that Obama is looking out for you somehow, or ya wanna hear Alex Jones barking atchu about FEMA camps, like your redneck Dad after his fourth Scotch? They all like form over substance. Cable brainwashing over hard, cold facts. I know dutiful Obamabots, who find it easier to believe that the A.C.L.U., Amnesty Internationsl, Black Agenda Report dot com, Democracy Now, Chris Hedges, Naomi Klein, Cynthia McKinney, Jeremy Scahill, Dr. Cornel West, and Ralph Nader are “working for Romney”, rather than admit that Obama is a face for the banksters and the security-appartus, war-machine.
TSA isn’t just groping you in the airports anymore-the same Superme Court that selected Bush/Cheney and decalre corporations citizens has now said the cops can strip you up anytime they want for any reason. Obama promised to close Gitmo, but instead, he’s allowing military trials to take place there, of various tortured “terror suspects”, who the Bush/Cheney gang waterboarded hundreds of times, before “getting confessions”. AGAIN, middle-class TV watchers REFUSE to acknowledge the seamless continuity of agenda between these last two Presidential administrations. Rahm Emmanuel and Michael Bloomberg are crushing democratic dissent, Netanyahu-style.
I know people who have developed intense allergies, who blaze through contact lenses, whose noses constantly run like faucets, but any mention of the brazenly visible cris-cross of chem trails overhead is routinely met with the ever skeptical “tin hat” jokes from the TV sheeple and faithful Obamabots. Don’t talk about torture, assassination authorizations, Gitmo, Fema camps, GMO’s, vaccines, NDAA, indefinite detention, forced strip-searches, taser deaths, police brutality, the leaked collateral muder video of shameless war crimes, the flotilla massacres, the children of Gaza, or TSA gaterape. Trust the handsome teleprompter reading figureheads. I mentioned a violent taser incident to an ex rebel pal of mine, and he’s so doped up on his middle-class privilege, he suggested the honor-student protester had it coming. For daring to question an elected official on a college campus. He was “asking for it”. They’ve all been programmed by that Bill O’Reilly tough talk. Bully speak is the common language in a totalitarian clampdown. As an artist and a former bon vivant, I used to consort with individuals from all backgrounds, all classes. The stinking rich all know the fix is in. The upwardly grasping middle-class still obediantly repeat all those wornout cliche’s devised by social engineering, rightwing think tanks, and repeated constantly in the consolidated media to justify the transfer of wealth from the many to the few. I can’t get along with TV watchers at this point-I just don’t possess the patience, or diplomacy. Arguing with Fox news watchers, or their Obamabot counterparts is just futile. One notes how most college educated people continue to excuse Bush policy under Obama, and the media refers to him as a moderate, when in fact, a politician who authorizes assassinations without trial, and indefinite detention, is obviously an extremist, people are afraid to acknowledge that he is asserting dictatorial powers because they don’t wish to be portrayed as racist tea party nut-jobs. The fact remains. Tyranny under Bush/Cheney, or tyranny under Obama, or Romney, is still tyranny. The culture-war wedge issues like smut, or gays in the military, or immigration, is just a distraction to divide the common people from uniting. The big-media loves ratcheting up sexism, racism, and homophobia in an election year. All jive ass strategies to take our eyes off of homeland security buying all those bullets, and the NDAA and Obama openly bragging about unconditionally supporting the Israeli navy’s attack on humanitarian aid-vessels in international waters at AIPAC. No one wants another war. Except Netanyahu, and Blackwater, Cheney, and the war profiteers. The people don’t want a war. www.warisacrime.org
MANUFACTURED MUSIC has never sucked so bad-it’s the sonic equivalent of the pink slime, found in your jails, institutions, fast food death burgers and public school lunches. Aspartame pop. Some so-called punk zines even celebrate that shit. Most of today’s music is so bad it makes me nostalgic for the PET SHOP BOYS. It’s been a long time since a drowsy sex kitten caught my ear, with that appealing Mazzy Starr ingenue vibe, at least since Nouvelle Vague were doing all those dreamy heroin versions of old punk clasics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KitcvxK9bzU
…but Lana Del Ray is one of the only lamestream sensations I’ve liked even “vaguely” in many years. Is she just another anasthetic techno pop tart churned-out by the consolidated-media’s illuminati assembly-line? No tellin’, but she does cite Britney Spears as an influence. www.vigilantcitizen.com Look for occult symbols in her pics-black and white checkered floors, obscured left eyes, pyramids, etc., etc., for clues, if you’d like. It’s a good sign, perhaps, if corporate anchorman, war propagandist, and Jimmy Fallon sidekick, Brian Williams dislikes her. Myself, I always love torchy music, she’s a beauty, has an awesome voice. I saw her on SNL, and she didn’t seem any less dynamic to me, than any other current music act. I mean, some people like Lady Gaga’s warmed-over Madonna rewrites. Even Creem magazine and Detroit Metro Times great, Bill Holdship, somehow fell for Gaga. Not me, man. I do like Lana Del Ray because she has that yearning, sad, sultry, Hope Sandoval/Chris Isaak heartbreak twang to her songs, even when she dabbles with modern beats. ….Can’t help it. I like her. So does Axl Rose.