But the second result of junk politics is more insidious. It solidifies the cult of the self, the amoral belief that we have the right to do anything, to betray and destroy anyone, to get what we want. The cult of the self fosters a psychopathic cruelty, a culture built not on empathy, the common … Continue reading Telling It Like It Is
No institution helps obscure the crimes of empire and buttress class rule and white supremacy as effectively as the British monarchy. — Read on chrishedges.substack.com/p/monarchs-belong-in-the-dustbin-of Great read. Who can say/write it better? Rant on. -T
Oh no, dear worst-reader. The You Tubes has disappeared Chris Hedges. What now? Here's a tag link to worst-writer's posts where I say a thing or three about Chris Hedges. For if you're not in the know, dear worst-reader, Chris Hedges has been--in his words--disappeared from the #interwebnets video service The You Tubes. Am I … Continue reading Loss? Yes. But It Ain’t Over.
It is always the respectable classes [...] who are most susceptible to evil. To be intelligent, as many are, at least in a narrow, analytical way, is morally neutral. These respectable citizens are inculcated in their elitist ghettos with “values” and “norms,” including pious acts of charity used to justify their privilege, and a belief … Continue reading The Lie Of The Respectable
As I've always worst-said, dear worst-reader, capitalism shouldn't be the political system. Yet my beloved & missed #Americant has enabled exactly that. But how has your beloved & missed #Americant made capitalism its political system, dear worst-writer? Well, thank you for the question, dear worst-reader. And the answer is simple: KEEP 'EM STUPID! Then again, … Continue reading The Freedom To Be Stupid
Does it matter that in all my travels, in all my years working for the man, in all those board rooms, sales pitches, project discussions, ex-wives, etc., I've never met a person that I look up to, admire or consider to be someone of talent or expertise. This, dear worst-reader, is the hell so many … Continue reading The Great Scam In Full Bloom. Thanks #Americant.
Thoughts after first read of this book here. Obviously I've subverted nothing. I mean, come on. How can worst-writer, leader of the uselesseater union of the world and advocate for forced early retirement (as long as the women-folk and their feminism pay for it), subvert anything? Unless, of course, subversion is defined by how one … Continue reading How I Subverted The Sedition Act (Of 1918) Or Re-Read Chris Hedges’ “American Fascists”
Ok. Obviously there are better things to be done on a Friday night before flying to my beloved homeland Sunday morning. The only question that remains is: what the hell to do Saturday night? In the mean time, here another fabulous quote as I re-read a book. "When individuals are finally emasculated and alone, bereft … Continue reading Another Night Of Not Finding You-Know-Who Or How I Beat It Before Turning Sixty One Last Time
Speculators at megabanks or investment firms such as Goldman Sachs are not, in a strict sense, capitalists. They do not make money from the means of production. Rather, they ignore or rewrite the law—ostensibly put in place to protect the vulnerable from the powerful—to steal from everyone, including their shareholders. They are parasites. They feed … Continue reading Speculators Be Hanged?
The chapters of this book are titled Days Of... Theft Siege Devastation Slavery Revolt Each chapter of this book takes place in a particular city or town of my beloved #americant. Each chapter goes deeper than the previous into the negative of what makes a once great country no longer great again. And each chapter … Continue reading Becoming What We Defeat
"College educated elites carried out the neoliberal assault on the working poor and now they are being made to pay. Their duplicity embodied in politicians like The Clintons and Barrack Obama succeeded for decades. These elites, many from east coast ivy league schools, spoke the language of value, civility, inclusivity, a condemnation of overt racism … Continue reading May “Deplorables” Haunt Her Forever
Woke up hot and bothered this morn. While walking the dog a local informed me that he's never experienced temperatures like these in Bangelore at this time of year. As I worst-write this weather.com is saying it's ninety-nine degrees fahrenheit outside. It actually feels cooler now than a few hours ago because there was no … Continue reading Yacht Fantasy, Retractable Keels And Why #Americant Is The Dream
As the GOP deservedly cracks and crumbles this holiday election season, I'm wondering if liberals or those still capable of thought should take a stand on all this hitlerism and fascism krapp that's being thrown around like a volleyball at a sorority party where new recruits are required to prance around for frat boys with big … Continue reading Batsh*t Blue Collar WWE And Failupwards College Grads. A Love Story.
"People are not moved by fact or reason but by the skilful manipulation of emotion." -Chris Hedges
Today a few thoughts on another movie (Fifty Shades of Grey) I won't see. This post is NSFW. Or maybe not. Good luck. Every generation has to have its own mainstream how-to fuck film. I say mainstream because the porn industry isn't really a how-to fuck industry, although that's probably a shame on account it does … Continue reading Feminism vs Emancipation
The insistence on the primacy of personal opinion regardless of fact destabilizes and destroys the primacy of all fact. -Chris Hedges, American Fascist
American Fascist by Chris Hedges After reading numerous Christopher Hitchens books, delving in various online resources featuring his firebrand contrarian POV, I realized something profound when he died. 1) The man scared the beejeezus out of me. 2) Not only is he the smartest and most well-read person I've ever experienced, but I quickly realized that there'll be … Continue reading Book vs Mirror
http://youtu.be/joRl9r_cC2U Been following the case of Jeremy Hammond? Or are you just another American't following the butthole of the dollar that rules your measly life? I know. I'm being a bit harsh (for I, as an Expat, follow the butthole of the €uro which ultimately is the same stinky, smelly thing!) What gets me about … Continue reading State Sponsored Injustice
Empire of Illusion by Chris Hedges So. Like. When did the intellectual demise of America begin? Could it have begun with the invention of American morality? Wait. Focus. Two things in two sentences that are incompatible. Intellect and morality. I know, I know. To many, America was never really a mecca of intellect to begin … Continue reading American Illusion 101