Lib dems will leave your kids to burn to death, they have proved this. Don't trust them. They are more power crazy than Blair and Johnson and all the goons you're used to loathing. The lib dems have had their sick and power grabbing nature concealed by their general impotence.
Boris Johnson runs away from Jeremy Corbyn and the 'patriots' cheer (instead of 'patriots', read: racists, whose frothing and foaming desire to 'leave the EU' (in what, a space ship???) makes them see the coward Boris Johnson as a 'strong man').
With respect for the victims of white supremacist Weapons of Mass Destruction at Hiroshima and Nagasaki last century. Something in the name of Palestine, a reminder of a great statement against apartheid.
Most 'adults' in the 'west' are simply giant oversized babies, infants. Regardless of race or gender or 'class' or wealth or 'politics' - and this status quo is without a doubt infecting the whole world, wherever it originates from.
As Carlin said, 'Garbage in, garbage out'. He was referring to why we have so many absolutely shit politicians, total cretins and arses, from Johnson and Watson to Trump and Clinton, from Macron to Merkel - why most leaders are a bunch of total fucking berks.
<< Those whose lives are illuminated by it are not compulsive consumers. They are not petty, envious of neighbors, neurotically fearful of perceived enemies. They support the development of human potential, not retributive systems of justice and endless war. >>
I'm an "ex-public-schoolboy" and I have considered one day being an MP or PM, and if I were Boris today, personally I'd feel humiliated. Consider what a real victory can look like: << For the first time in 37 years, we have a Triple-Crown winner. American Pharaoh didn't win by a nose. He won by five and a half lengths! It was thrilling to watch him pull away from a group comprised of the fastest horses on the planet, to see him establish a lead that it was increasingly clear would be impossible for any of the other horses to overcome. It was an elevating spectacle. Joe Draper, wrote in The New York Times that "[t]he fans in a capacity crowd strained on their tiptoes and let our a roar from deep in their souls. It was going to end, finally - this 37-year search for a great racehorse." >>
On intellectual freedom: something to challenge what most of us have been led to believe about 'language' and 'communication', and indeed the degree to which we have been led to disregard thought, erroneously, and a little bit on how little we actually know about the universe, eg the fact that the law of inertia is "of no known origin" (as Feynman put it) - nobody knows the reason why things coast forever. More on the Feynman another time, first, digest the Chomsky.
(Update: I heard in the media that Owen Jones has been physically attacked by far right white supremacists and I hope he is well and know that there is no doubt his resolve to learn how to stand up to and successfully defeat Britain's white supremacists will only grow stronger after what he has suffered. I would be a hypocrite or salesman if I changed my advice to Owen for any unsound reason so it still stands, but I do stand with Owen Jones whether or not I find reason to call him an idiot in certain circumstances. May those who attacked him face proper democratic and scientific outcomes.) Previously: Owen Jones' capacity for learning seems weaker than I had imagined (and I hadn't thought much of him, so that's pretty awful).
The Blair-led Islamophobes use the pretence of 'anti-semitism', smearing all British muslims (the majority of whom are obviously incensed by Israeli genocide and apartheid), by association, with "anti-semitism" (other than uncle Tommohammeds whom they use as tokens to help them pretend they and their supporters are "not racist") and pandering to the Islamophobes Boris and the Tories and Farage have all pandered to, to win votes from white racist voters. Is Labour ready to pay the same price those guys are paying? This is the most strong and stable time in Labour's history, it seems. Does Corbyn want to risk letting Hodge, who voted to bomb Iraq under Blair, and those like her and Blair take away all that the Labour party has achieved?
If the USA armed the far right in Europe to slay many Europeans, and Americans militarily 'intervened' in Europe, supporting those 'troops' - would you blame the millions of British and European deaths on British and European people or on Americans?
<< It's time for this world of office-worker-proclaimed "professionals" to lose a good dose of their terminal arrogance. >> Just a few facts for you to dig into before the media roundups and other activity really kicks off on this site.
Many left wing jews are not jews, opponent of Palestinian rights Momentum's Lansman feels. Only jews who agree with him are real jews, he clearly thinks, in that deranged way religious fundamentalists think.
Next, we'll need to address white collar criminals who attempt to pretend Corbyn and the movements supporting him victimise bankers and capitalists. For this Max Keiser's journalism can be very useful, not just that of left wing intellectual leaders like Alex Cockburn.
From the Good-old (doesn't Guard)ian: Hard Remain daily Corbyn smears, Jingoism for Women, Climate crisis, the horrific death of Mariam Moustafa in Nottingham. And in other news, some tory men in suits playing intellectually-dishonest disingenuous political and verbal tennis.
Guide for office workers, politicians and other special needs humans relating to the area of networked information phenomena, democratic media manifestations and how you can handle them for example if you are electioneering, cheating, lying, exploiting and want to avoid being fully exposed to large audiences as such.
Britain's virulent racism. If Rory Stewart wants to convince us he's not onside with the racists, he should talk about this problem. Well Rory? Are you a fake? Or can you do as Corbyn does and stand up to white British racism? Did your 'military' career only teach you cowardice or can you be a public servant who protects us?
What is now Bangladesh was one of the richest parts of the world before the British arrived and deliberately destroyed its cotton industry. When India's Andaman islands were devastated by December's tsunami, who recalled that 80,000 political prisoners had been held in camps there in the early 20th-century, routinely experimented on by British army doctors? Perhaps it's not surprising that Hitler was an enthusiast, describing the British empire as an "inestimable factor of value", even if it had been acquired with "force and often brutality" (Milne).
Some Saturday Night entertainment. An extract from a collection of stories I'm working on called "Bob and the Quantum Leap" or "Bob and The Spacetime Traveller". Not sure yet. That old uncertainty principle, eh?
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Point 70: The career politicians, like proverbial goldfish, cannot understand as they swim around their little glass jar.
Thrust: Corbyn is the only white woman or man, or token 'non white' woman or man, in British political history in my lifetime to stand up against racism from the position of leader of a western political party and possibly the nation one day soon.
Direction of resistance: ALL of non white Britain which is not bought or stupid is 100% behind him and galvanised.
Removal of resistance: Whatever happens to him, you have to deliver equality to us.
Unification: You cannot just magic it away. It has to happen. Smearing Corbyn or whatever isn't going to change your future. Stop kicking and screaming and say sorry to Mr Corbyn you ugly (of soul and mind) racists. What a 'nation' - a majority racist nation, the globe seems to think you are.
Point 69: Lib dems will leave your kids to burn to death, they have proved this. Don't trust them. They are more power crazy than Blair and Johnson and all the goons you're used to loathing. The lib dems have had their sick and power grabbing nature concealed by their general impotence.
Thrust: Liberal Democrat Stephen Williams, when asked for automatic sprinkler protection for towers like the Grenfell Tower, said << I have neither seen nor heard anything that would suggest that consideration of these specific potential changes is urgent and I am not willing to disrupt the work of this department by asking that these matters are brought forward. >>
Direction of resistance: Women and men like Jo Swinson and Stephen Williams do what they do purely for the sake of personal gain and power.
Removal of resistance: The reason he did not do what he could have done which would have saved lives at Grenfell in all probability is because he personally could gain nothing from doing it.
Unification: This is what you elect when you, misguided ones, vote Lib Dem. People like that. You hate Corbyn, many of you, precisely for being the opposite of Stephen Williams. WHAT IF ONE DAY YOUR OWN KIDS ARE IN A GRENFELL? You'd better hope Corbyn has been in charge BEFORE that!
Point 68: Boris Johnson runs away from Jeremy Corbyn and the 'patriots' cheer (instead of 'patriots', read: racists, whose frothing and foaming desire to 'leave the EU' (in what, a space ship???) makes them see the coward Boris Johnson as a 'strong man').
Thrust: So there's no need for references, no doubt the whole western world knows the news all too well.
Direction of resistance: Boris Johnson has 'suspended Parliament' and run away from answering any more of Jeremy Corbyn's questions or facing any votes from any MPs, on either side of the 'chamber', regarding several pertinent and obvious issues.
Removal of resistance: What a pathetic coward. Running away. Doing gangsterish things: running away and shutting everyone out, the people, the 'law makers', everybody, and doing as he pleases, as though he has the right, an unelected Prime Minister who knows he will lose any election or referendum and is too gutless to face it.
Unification: I really never imagined, Boris Johnson, that you were such a coward, such a low and pathetic man. But I guess there are many like you. I had clues. It's only cowards who dream of being Prime Minister. The way Corbyn behaves strongly suggests to me that he's NEVER wanted to be Prime Minister. Luckily for you, I suppose, Boris Johnson! Corbyn's just doing his job, getting things done, for society. He's in it for the job, not the job title.
Point 67: Some questions for "The IHRA" and a bunch of others.
Thrust: First question: do you hold in contempt those who compare muslim women in 'traditional' muslim attire from their region of the world to bank robbers and letter boxes? Or not? I will ask you and all who quote your name or represent you to answer that so we know where you stand on that. More questions to come.
Direction of resistance: And more institutions and individuals to add to the list of those to whom I am, primarily, addressing these questions, whether any of them choose to answer the question or not.
Removal of resistance: Start with that one.
Unification: I'd like to know what your position is on that or even if you refuse to have a position and if so what the justification for the latter could be.
Point 66: Now showing: the numberwang blame-a-muslim-any-muslim special.
Thrust: Raouf Halaby tells us: << Even though the distance between El Paso and occupied Jerusalem is 11,876 km, during the August 4, 2019 morning CNN State of the Union program about the El Paso massacre, CNN's Jake Tapper linked Palestinians to White Nationalists.
Direction of resistance: Halaby points out << It is also ironic that only recently avowed Neo-Nazi/White Nationalist Richard Spencer was accorded a platform on Tapper's show. Sana Saeed aptly observed how "It's cool how Jake Tapper compares occupied Palestinians to white nationalists while he's actually giving [a white supremacist] a platform on his own show." And activist Linda Sarsour opined that "Somehow Jake Tapper still finds a way to bring the Arab world and Palestinians into a conversation about WHITE SUPREMACISTS [sic] murdering innocent people." >>
Removal of resistance: Halaby tells us: << According to data from Israeli human rights group B'Tselem, at least 3,480 Palestinians have died at the hands of Israeli security forces in the last decade versus 127 Israelis at the hands of Palestinians. Of the 3,480, a total 782 were children and 338 were women.
Unification: The American establishment and a significant chunk of 'the American people', and the same in Israel, has no shame at all, no fear of being judged whether by other humans or by nature/god/karma. They carry on as though there can never be any repercussions, to them, from any of their sick-fuck actions. This is the behaviour of infants. Is there an adult who can take responsibility for these warped societies?
Point 65: With respect for the victims of white supremacist Weapons of Mass Destruction at Hiroshima and Nagasaki last century. Something in the name of Palestine, a reminder of a great statement against apartheid.
Thrust: Well Jo'anna she runs the country
Direction of resistance: So tell me Joannasrael?
Removal of resistance: Tell me.
Unification: Don't you get it yet?
Point 64: Another victory for white racists and more humiliation and shame for all white people who claim to oppose and reject racism!
Thrust: << Panicked by the Big Ride's request to use council property for the Big Ride's welcome, council officials scoured the organisation's website and found a reference to '67 years of Israeli ethnic cleansing'. For them, this phrase was potentially in breach of the IHRA's contention that "claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavour" constitutes antisemitism.
Direction of resistance: White men and women it's up to you to stop the Hitlers among you.
Removal of resistance: If you fail to do it by yourself, the world will HAVE TO intervene.
Unification: Do not wait for that. Put an end to your white supremacism, your white racism and your support for today's Apartheid South Africa - ie Apartheid Israel.
Point 63: 'Capitalism' and externalities.
Thrust: So. The corporations which sell you the crap which harms your health, whilst they pretend it's "food" - they ignore a major externality - your health. Any problems you face - the cost of fixing that must be deducted from the 'profit' of the 'food' producers and the supply chain, all the way to the retail end. But they don't.
Direction of resistance: This is screwing the NHS up and on top of that soon Crazy-eyes Johnson will be selling the NHS off and when you do get ill the same nebulous group of profiteers who made you ill, who ignored externalities and made money by stealing your health (you can't get something for nothing) will then make huge profits from forcing you to pay through your nose for the health THEY stole from you. More externality-ignoring.
Removal of resistance: Read more about externalities in the works of Chomsky or watch some of his many lectures easily found on Youtube and elsewhere online.
Unification: The words of George Orwell pertaining to the present nature of 'work' and capitalism and 'wages' and slavery may also be very pertinent to any such analysis you may make or research.
Point 62: "We are the White Race! We built Athens and Rome! We are Evropa!!!"
Thrust: << Simply put, Asia will replace the Western World. But - crucially - this time around no empire will come to take the place of the AngloZionist one. Instead, a loose and informal coalition of mostly Asian countries will offer an alternative economic and civilizational model, which will be immensely attractive to the rest of the planet. As for the Empire, it will very effectively disband itself and slowly fade into irrelevance. Both US Americans and Europeans will, for the very first time in their history, have to behave like civilized people, which means that their traditional "model of development" (ransacking the entire planet and robbing everybody blind) will have to be replaced by one in which these US Americans and Europeans will have to work like everybody else to accumulate riches. >>
Direction of resistance: << The sad truth is that the West did all this to itself (mainly due to arrogance and pride!), and the current waves of immigrants are nothing more than a 1000 years of really bad karma returning to where it came from initially. >>
Removal of resistance: << I think that we can all find solace in the fact that no matter how ugly, stupid and evil the AngloZionist Empire is, no other empire will ever come to replace it.
Unification: There's no doubt that you should read the article in the references below. Those are examples of the things it says. At this point I am too busy to consider if there is any thought I can add.
Point 61: For the Snark WAS a Boojum, you see.
Thrust: It is useful to pay attention to Mr Feynman's words in a television interview when summing up the problems at NASA which caused the Challenger disaster, in his opinion.
Direction of resistance: Experiment is the sole judge of scientific 'truth.' (Feynman)
Removal of resistance: Feynman, NASA, nukes, CBRN, GMOs, etc etc, exit pursued by climate change.
Unification: And remember also, reader, that snarks can be boojums. As Feynman points out, some imagine that << the same conditions always produce the same results >> when in reality we live in a "probablistic universe".
Point 60: << Gimme back mi gold, mi ruby and diamond >> (Peter Tosh)
Thrust: Old Gangster, Freddie McGregor.
Direction of resistance: In the old days I'd really want some gin and tonic to thoroughly enjoy all those tunes on such a summer's night.
Removal of resistance: But I'm trying to get healthy, so just enjoying the cool refreshing glass of mineral water, the kind you get in big bottles in supermarkets, from some clean Scottish spring.
Unification: That's today's top tunes for you to listen to if you've got em. The next top tunes list will be in n+m days where n and m are both entirely unknown.
Point 59: The 'grim' task of writing and publishing anything of any real ('intellectual' or 'artistic' or 'spiritual') value in a mercantile feudal world.
Thrust: Intellectual honesty is a good idea.
Direction of resistance: It can help with the really important 'things in life'.
Removal of resistance: Such as figuring out what you 'should' do, what you want to do, what life is - how best to live it.
Unification: All of that requires intellectual honesty. Not to mention all the material scientific pursuits as well, eg how to get your precious money or live long. In the end, whatever ruses you have been led to believe in instead, intellectual honesty is your only real road through, all the way through, those battlefields.
References: never ever, no...
Point 58: Most 'adults' in the 'west' are simply giant oversized babies, infants. Regardless of race or gender or 'class' or wealth or 'politics' - and this status quo is without a doubt infecting the whole world, wherever it originates from.
Thrust: The only time in nature where sugar and fat are combined in food, a woman concerned with nutrition recently told me, is in 'baby food' - ie the mother's milk of a mammal, for example. The reason is that's the only time a body needs to grow at an amazingly huge rate and multiply its size many many times.
Direction of resistance: You, most of you in 'the west' and the rest of the world, consider such food to be a staple, a part of your lives, an 'entitlement', without which you would feel deprived.
Removal of resistance: The drug reaction in your brain from the chocolate is what causes you to eat them (re-watch that famous documentary called 'supersize me' and revise the facts).
Unification: There is no nutritional purpose behind the bulk of 'food' in the 'west' and all other infected areas. In fact this stuff is without a doubt 'drug' not 'food' - so all you goody two shoeses who think you're such saints, telling off the smokers and drinkers, just remember in your ice cream parlours all you're doing, and with your neverending sandwiches and chapatis and wraps and naans, and your fizzy drinks, your sugar drinks, is nothing, nothing at all, effectively, other than ingesting a 'drug'. Not only that, the drug makes you double, triple in size, even if you're already fully grown - eventually it'll have doubled you.
References: https://www.nhs.uk/news/food-and-diet/chocoholics-beware-chocolate-can-trigger-opium-like-cravings/ (I will look for all data concerning other foods asap, ie not just chocolate - as the NHS clearly implicitly recommends we all do).
Point 57: Maximum availability of food, minimum work.
Thrust: That is what all humans should consider all humans entitled to. Just to start with.
Direction of resistance: Sadly most humans want hierarchies and want some to be entitled to much and others to nothing.
Removal of resistance: Instead of everyone's having abundance, they (most humans) want competition among everyone for some to have more than is ever needed and some to never have what is needed.
Unification: Even though we can all have abundance - but only if we all want it for each other, not just ourselves.
Point 56: Facebook is for jews and white people, everyone else on it is a second class citizen.
Thrust: And if a jew or white person criticises Israel then of course it's not for them either.
Direction of resistance: But of course only the minority of white people criticise Israel.
Removal of resistance: As for jews - I have no idea. I mean a lot of muslims loathe Saudi Arabia and certainly a few jews, if not many more, loathe Israel, but the percentage of the latter is impossible to know due to the immense propaganda pervading the lives and work and media and play of almost all white people and perhaps almost all jews.
Unification: I have had a white woman be abusive to me on facebook, and even tell me to shut up, have reported her, and been told by facebook she's done nothing wrong, whereas when I told a white racist who was abusing muslims and white people standing up for muslims that he should shut up because the way he was talking was making more and more people hate white people - facebook told me that was immoral and banned me for a month. For defending myself and others against a white racist. Meanwhile a white woman can be abusive to me with total impunity. Facebook is for jews and white people what North America has always been for white people (I have no idea if jews were mistreated in America during the '400 years of slavery' period - or whether there were actually white jewish slave owners whose descendants ought to be fucking ashamed of what pissant scum fuckhead snail-shit ass-holes their relatives were, 'jewish' or not).
Point 55: As Carlin said, 'Garbage in, garbage out'. He was referring to why we have so many absolutely shit politicians, total cretins and arses, from Johnson and Watson to Trump and Clinton, from Macron to Merkel - why most leaders are a bunch of total fucking berks.
Thrust: You see I just realised why we really can't have a 'democracy' here or anywhere else in the western world, when looking at facebook and seeing, as usual, wall to wall articles about this 'accusation of antisemitism' and that 'accusation of homophobia' and so on, and people having arguments about whether jews had jesus killed and how it's an "anti-semitic trope" (I don't think anyone doubts Pilate was threatened by jews and even told to remove the words 'king of the jews' from any label of Jesus - it's rather childish to pretend that the nazarene jew Jesus's death was not something the jewish community where he lived played a role in) - and I don't care who thinks who is anti-semitic anyway and let me tell you why.
Direction of resistance: The fake anti-semitism smear campaign shows clearly that a lot of British people are very easily led, very stupid and lost, and others are very disingenuous and deceitful.
Removal of resistance: In other words, this population is NOT FIT to be a democracy and that is why it isn't.
Unification: It is too stupid. A democracy would only exist somewhere where millions of people don't go along hysterically with things like the anti-semitism smear campaign. That so many do makes it clear that this population, whether working class, middle class or 'aristocracy', is fucking stupid, too stupid, and simply incapable of making any intelligent honest choices, whether individually or in groups - hence the soaring obesity and cancer rates, dropping IQs and neverending obsession with sex/fucking - generally sans the reproduction element - obsessed with gratification. Bunch of total fools. How can anyone who is honest and intelligent ever pretend that this kind of population is even within 100 years of being CAPABLE of being 'democratic' let alone actually setting up a bona fide civilised democracy here in "Britain".
Point 54: From Ziggy Marley and Lionel Richie to Green Day.
Thrust: Musicians of the world, and similar, it may or may not suit you to know when passionate ones among us boycott you out of a sense of ethical duty - anyone who has gone and played in Israel since about 2010, I'm afraid I'll probably never listen to your music again.
Direction of resistance: With utterly shite artists like Boy George and Morrissey this is a blessing.
Removal of resistance: But giving up the Ziggy Marley is tough - however I find it to be utterly necessary.
Unification: Tracey Ullman was off all lists to play permanently the moment I heard she was out there smearing Corbyn (and muslims therefore) as 'anti-semitic'. I never liked the Simpsons, frankly, but didn't imagine it went back to its root.
Point 53: << Lucifer son of the morning, I'm gonna chase you out of Earth. >> (Max Romeo, Lee 'scratch' Perry).
Thrust: I was walking along in Putney near a church when I was offered the chance to buy salvation (by joining a club which would welcome donations from me and no doubt encourage me with any kind of marketing it could to offer up such donations) by a white English middle class man who later revealed he was a "mathematician", at least considered himself to have the knowledge befitting such a title, a former accountant I think he said he was, who was now 'with the church' and was preaching outside in the street accompanied by a young boy, perhaps in his late teens, from Colombia.
Direction of resistance: You see in fact eating a cheeseburger is harmful and 'unnatural' - sort of. It's certainly putting into your digestive system stuff which perhaps belongs in a factory sealant product or a small animal killing product or whatever. Anyway, the point is that what it boils down to is that for me putting the fluids of your reproductive system into your digestive system is obviously stupid and there are known repercussions which a lot of gay men and women know all about, as well as heterosexual ones naturally.
Removal of resistance: Hypersexuality is a major problem. People feel they NEED sex, lots of it, or they feel humiliated. The media and others enhance that feeling.
Unification: The fact that you are willing to pause from standing in the way of GENOCIDE you yourself are having carried out for you to buy and ship DONUTS to yourself and others in order to stop and make a huge fuss, for weeks, about decisions people make about having sex and their 'right' to have a 'lifestyle' which other people 'don't like' - shows more than ever that obsession with sex is the last thing these societies will spend their time on. Not long after they reach peak loudness on all this pointless hormone-waving - they will find themselves suddenly in that near-extinction society because they were too busy worrying about when to have sex and whom to have it with, like all those animals in your garden, to evolve and change their backward ways before the universe just wiped out another tiny species out in, presumably, an infinity of them.
Point 52: Proof.
Direction of resistance: A good book to read is "The Way of the Sufi" by Idries Shah.
Removal of resistance: Also, "The Commanding Self".
Unification: And indeed many others, eg "Special Illuminations" or "Knowing how to know" or "Learning how to learn". All manner of books. They are there and theoretically under some circumstances if approached in a way which is 'sensible' (in the Chomsky sense of the word) at a 'holistic' level could be useful to you, or someone.
Point 51: Beat the devil, beat the market, but you can never beat the maths.
Thrust: Robert Shiller tells us <<
Direction of resistance: Money is a problematic and outmoded concept, an extension of jungle law and I absolutely advocate for its eradication and for a utopian society where our resources are managed in ways which match our capacity for extreme advancement which, collectively, is very high right now, as Chomsky has advised us, even though ironically Feynman to some extent warned of the opposite (nothing had changed, he said, since before the war - the existence of atomic weaponry, merely the existence, spelled the end for all humanity). We can do whatever we want, we can make a great society, Chomsky, in among his many lectures, has strongly advised us and still does, repeatedly, to this day on which I am writing this and possibly, depending on the details, when you, reader, are reading this.
Removal of resistance: And so accepting that hopefully we will soon see the absolute and enlightened (and peaceful) end to money, the economic systems and financial 'trading' / 'speculation' (it can be both, either or neither and still win or lose, consistently, depending on you and your maths, not on anything else - more proof that it is essentially a valueless entity, not benefiting humanity or any other life form, when it comes right down to it, still part of our past jutting out through the present and into too much of our future) - if one, nonetheless, wanted to master financial markets, face them in any way and derive short term benefit from them, eg in order to rebalance the distribution of power which itself may or may not block the development of a post-money society, that stretch of Shiller is extremely important.
Unification: My own methods work only because they absolutely do not fall down when tested against the requirements set out there by Shiller, which is no surprise as I listened to him give that lecture many times over before I'd even begun to try and figure out the making of currency and stock trading algorithms which 'beat the market'. (Some equations shown above not properly represented on this page, view original in references for exact articulation).
Point 50: "Empires all fall for this reason: the Hobo King is most abused by empires, wherever they are, and that is why they all end up they way you are aware empires end up. Basic law of physics."
Thrust: (from Bob and the Spacetime Traveller)
Direction of resistance: _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________
Removal of resistance: And hopefully also other writing from me (and no doubt others, in time), including "Stanislavski and the Machine".
Unification: Alternatively you could go and read Wodehouse or Joseph Heller or Ionesco or something. Pirsig. P. K. Dick maybe. Alex Cockburn can be fun. A lot of fun. Ah. Of course. Hunter S. Thompson. Don't leave that out, whatever you do. Mark Twain? And I must think of some good non-male and non-white writers worth reading too. M.G. Piety must be. But going back in time there must be great titles by women and more non white writers I can pick out for you. Sadly white male imperialism HAS limited the number, that's not my fault, whosever it is. I recall enjoying Joan Aitken as a teenager.
Point 49: Shut up and learn to be an adult Greta you silly little girl.
Thrust: The exemplary climate change fighting environment-protecting journalist and editor and writer Jeffrey St Clair, friend of the former revolutionary leader and chief British export Alexander Cockburn, tells us, and indeed Greta the girl whose approach to climate change is the strictly come dancing and x factor approach: << During her acceptance speech for the Freedom Prize, Greta Thornberg, the Malala of the climate movement, demanded that "adults be held accountable" for the climate crisis. How about holding corporations, private equity, hedge funds and the military industrial complex accountable for climate change, Greta? >>
Direction of resistance: He continues: << Do you realize, Greta, that thousands of activists, ecologists and scientists around the world have been fighting the coal companies, oil and gas companies and the military on the ground, in the courts and in congress for decades now and that they have a pretty clear idea of where the political and economic pressure points are, don't you? Greta is a novelty act, supported by foundations that have been hostile the very kind of radical change that is needed to confront the thing she warns about it. >>
Removal of resistance: Despite even Corbyn's support for Greta the celebrity virtue signaller on behalf of corporate power I was never taken in and even when I could hear no other voice telling me what St Clair is saying there, that is precisely what I have been saying and how much I loathe Greta's stupidity - it's not her fault, she is a child, it is obviously those who use her who are sick in the head and should be confronted - the Malala stunt, basically, a sick stunt. During the rise of this convenient Swedish girl's fame, Assange was being dragged off to prison for daring to stand up for children whose heads have been blown off, for Iraqi girls and boys raped by white men, perhaps by Swedish men, who knows, perhaps by men distantly related to Greta - I mean there are a LOT of white men raping non white women in the middle east, you must realise. Do you give a rat's ass about them Greta you SILLY LITTLE GIRL.
Unification: GO HOME (FROM YOUR TOURING AND POSTURING) AND DO YOUR SCHOOLWORK AND HOMEWORK. THAT'S HOW OTHERS BECAME CLEVER AND STRONG YOU WORKSHY TEENAGER.
Point 48: Feynman doesn't, in my opinion, ever pretend to know anything he doesn't know, or doesn't think (for seemingly good reasons) he knows.
Thrust: In "Distinction of past and future", Chapter 5, The Character of Physical Law, a lecture by Richard Feynman, that particular god of science tells us this about the science of god:
Direction of resistance: The spectrum he mentions he presents as a vague, approximate, necessarily inaccurate initial appraisal of a field he insists we are new to, overall, and which has much distance to go.
Removal of resistance: What I am just as interested in is the 'holes', the 'gaps', the rough edges around our knowledge of those areas of physics Feynman specialised in.
Unification: Feynman told us that in filling those gaps, presuming it to be possible, which he admitted was by no means a correct presumption, but hopefully, we would complete our understanding, hopefully, of anything which still remains far beyond the scope of what today are, without a doubt, still 'crude' attempts at the field we deify with names like 'science' and with good marketing of the word, along with soap.
Point 47: << Those whose lives are illuminated by it are not compulsive consumers. They are not petty, envious of neighbors, neurotically fearful of perceived enemies. They support the development of human potential, not retributive systems of justice and endless war. >>
Thrust: The greatest let down is for Boris, internally.
Direction of resistance: Speaking about people like Chomsky (and indeed Corbyn), M.G. Piety tells us:
Removal of resistance: This is all very relevant to the fact that: <<<
Unification: As M.G. piety points out about the truly great ones, like Corbyn, who can do things Johnson literally can only dream of (you'll never become a PM in a spectactular way with people on the edges of their seat, you had your chance and you were Gordon Brittas the Second, Boris my son)..
Point 46: I'm an "ex-public-schoolboy" and I have considered one day being an MP or PM, and if I were Boris today, personally I'd feel humiliated. Consider what a real victory can look like: << For the first time in 37 years, we have a Triple-Crown winner. American Pharaoh didn't win by a nose. He won by five and a half lengths! It was thrilling to watch him pull away from a group comprised of the fastest horses on the planet, to see him establish a lead that it was increasingly clear would be impossible for any of the other horses to overcome. It was an elevating spectacle. Joe Draper, wrote in The New York Times that "[t]he fans in a capacity crowd strained on their tiptoes and let our a roar from deep in their souls. It was going to end, finally - this 37-year search for a great racehorse." >>
Thrust: Winning an amazing battle is an amazing feeling.
Direction of resistance: Boris spent his life dreaming of being PM.
Removal of resistance: To be PM you'd have to fight a brave fight, against all odds, and come out on top.
Unification: Boris hasn't even been elected PM, and the circs around his becoming 'leader' of a broken government whose majority has been lost - are not the stuff of legends. Read the article by Counterpunch's M.G. Piety below. Boris will never know what it feels like to win an amazing victory. Corbyn, meanwhile, has defeated many Tory PMs already. The party clings on to power pathetically, using blackmail and bribes. The Prime Ministers keep falling, one after the other. Corbyn is invincible. Let the lemmings continue toward the cliff. Go on Boris, lemming along you lemming man.
Point 45: Jeremy Corbyn and Number Ten Downing Street.
Direction of resistance: That was Corbyn, just now.
Removal of resistance: Obviously a gutless snake oil salesman like Boris will go all out to never answer those questions.
Unification: And hopes to rely on a stupid and lazy public. Don't give Boris what he wants. Be intelligent and don't waste your life.
Point 44: Corbyn's new approach to racism - but will it work to resolve problem of white racial preference? I don't think so.
Thrust: The brave Jeremy Corbyn has introduced, within Labour, not the nation, just Labour, an initiative to 'educate' people about racism - starting with anti-semitism (anti-semitism first, other forms of racism later, obviously - in this society can it really be any other way? Who could pretend that Britain would ever seek to prioritise ending the mistreatment and abuse by society of muslims at home and abroad or black Britons? These are not the number one issue for the bulk of white Britain - they don't want to think about that just yet. Maybe in some other lifetime).
Direction of resistance: The problem is that racism experienced by jews and racism experienced by muslims is very different and has to be solved in different ways.
Removal of resistance: A minority of British people say terrible things about jews and mistreat them, and this is the 'anti-semitism problem' in Britain.
Unification: Whilst jews in Britain have to fear very real racism at a social level, including physical attacks and smears - asians, muslims and black people in Britain have a far more difficult-to-solve problem - if you have a muslim or other non white name, non judeo-christian in fact, your cv will not be read anywhere near as often as if your name is judeo-christian. Job prospects are very different, and for non-judeo-christian intellectuals, academia is a major zone of racism, where your intellect is not respected and where even if you are a first rate mind, you are labelled second rate by many who judge you only by your 'identity'.
Point 43: Jesus and the fall of Rome.
Thrust: Stan Goff writes << America is now Rome. You are Rome's army of occupation. To the Roman soldier, when Jesus passed down the dusty byways of his occupied land, he appeared no more or less than a random Iraqi or Afghan appears to you. What do you look like to them? Jesus himself looked at the Jewish resistance to Roman occupation, then looked at the corpses rotting on crosses along the roads as Roman examples to the Palestinian Jew,; and he chose a new way. His way was neither passivity, nor counter-violence, but non-violent resistance, just like Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, who both cited Jesus' ministry in their own prophetic missions. Jesus looked at the violence-counterviolence cycle, and determined that each person in that system was redeemable as an individual - each a child of God, each beloved of God. Jewish, Roman, Samaritan, male, female.. no matter. He also looked at how the system itself - operating with a self-reinforcing dynamic that transcends the individual - led people into the cycles of accusation and violence; and he proposed to undermine that system with this radical doctrine of spiritual equality, a redemption open to all through grace, and a redemption never imposed at the point of a sword.. or under threat of a bomb. In the original story, written in Greek, Jesus says, 'I am not of this world.' At least that's how many interpretations go. But the original Greek word kosmos means world, flesh, or system, depending on context. 'I am not of this system.' Not simply the system of Roman occupation, but the system of violence-counterviolence.. all systems of domination, because domination breeds the cycle of violence-counterviolence. >>.
Direction of resistance: Goff tells us << Even on the cross, in his final breaths as the Romans' victim, he cries out to God on behalf of those who kill him: 'When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.'' (Luke 23:33-34) What do you think that means? Certainly the Roman soldiers (soldiers like you) knew they were participating in a crucifixion. The Roman troops had done this many times.
Removal of resistance: Noam Chomsky has pointed out << One of the more or less hidden stories of the past generation is the story of liberation theology. Just this last november there was a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Great celebration, you know - the liberation of eastern europe, it was non violent you know a lot of odes to love and non violence and so on, all more or less accurate.
Unification: John B Good, a friend of mine, wrote (may he rest in peace).. "Dear Reader,
Point 42: On intellectual freedom: something to challenge what most of us have been led to believe about 'language' and 'communication', and indeed the degree to which we have been led to disregard thought, erroneously, and a little bit on how little we actually know about the universe, eg the fact that the law of inertia is "of no known origin" (as Feynman put it) - nobody knows the reason why things coast forever. More on the Feynman another time, first, digest the Chomsky.
Thrust: (Much of this taken from my numberwang document, in the references below).
Direction of resistance: I think the following extracts from written material on Chomsky's site will give you yet more awareness of how much our ideas fall short of what the average human imagines our ideas to be.
Removal of resistance: And whilst I'm sure you need a rest from the head-fuck, I have to ensure I mention something about what Chomsky has told us about 'empiricism', which is very very important as far as I can see. He has told us: << Hume, for example, really did his best to show that his elementary principles concerning the acquisition of human knowledge were sufficient to cover an interesting class of cases and challenged his opponents to produce a legitimate "idea" that could not be derived from sense impression by his principles. There is a certain kind of ambiguity in his procedure here, since in part he seems to be engaged in a kind of scientific inquiry, trying to show that certain principles he proposed were in fact adequate to cover the crucial cases, while at other times he relies on these principles to demonstrate that some notion is "illegitimate," since it cannot be derived by them - an argument that rests on our accepting his not very plausible principles concerning the nature of the mind. Hume regarded the principle of inductive reasoning as a kind of "animal instinct," which would appear to be an empirical assumption. In modern versions, his assumptions have often been converted into dogma presupposed without serious effort to show them to be valid, or to reply to classical criticisms that were raised against these principles.
Unification: Most people are far more concerned about freedom of speech than about freedom of thought, and yet thought is much much much more important than speech and limitation of thought, unintentional and intentional both, as well as control of it and censorship of it and policing of it, these topics, starting with basic ways in which thought is limited by anyone or anything outside of you individually, should be of maximum interest to you and concern to you, whoever you are. And if you suspect that you won't digest or remember all the key points in this document unless you read it a few times, I have to admit I think you're probably onto something there.
Point 41: British police make statement declaring Britain a totalitarian state on matters of press freedom - former Tory Chancellor contradicts them.
Thrust: On the topic of Darroch, whom Craig Murray reminds us is a fully fledged war monger NATO git and pity for him is somewhat absurd, the police issued a statement ordering the press to follow totalitarian law set out arbitrarily by one random police officer rather than honouring Magna Carta and the freedoms afforded to us in our democracy. No need for a d-notice, the police officer feels, just basically do what the police officer (or perhaps any police officer ever) tells you, with no reference to law or judges or juries, or press freedom.
Direction of resistance: To be precise the officer said: << I would advise all owners, editors and publishers of social and mainstream media not to publish leaked government documents that may already be in their possession, or which may be offered to them, and to turn them over to the police or give them back to their rightful owner, Her Majesty's Government. >>
Removal of resistance: The Guardian tells us: << Osborne described the statement as "ill-advised .. If I were the Metropolitan police commissioner, and I wanted to maintain my credibility and the credibility of my force, I would quickly distance myself from this very stupid and ill-advised statement from a junior officer who doesn't appear to understand much about press freedom." >>
Unification: They inform us << Tim Shipman, political editor of the Sunday Times, criticised the "sinister, absurd, anti-democratic statement this evening threatening journalists with arrest for printing government leaks" >> and then tell us how Shipman then followed this with some racist remarks about Russia, essentially, ruining an otherwise good observation.
Point 40: Jeremy Corbyn vs the new Tory 'leader'.
Direction of resistance: That's from Jeremy Corbyn's facebook page.
Removal of resistance: I have no idea how many readers out there will be exposed to much or any of those words via the mainstream media.
Unification: Corbyn has said what he has said. What happens to Britain now is in your hands, readers, voters and apathetic masses.
Point 39: Obedience, education and capitalism.
Thrust: Coming soon, to this space.
Direction of resistance: Mainly just a transcription of what Chomsky has to say about obedience and education and the relationship of both to commercial society and/or indeed "capitalism".
Removal of resistance: The transcription about education etc makes it easy to understand, with emotions and knee-jerk responses stripped away, what causes people to be like Owen Jones or Robert Webb or causes men like Donald Trump and women like Hillary Clinton to be 'elected' 'president' and women like Theresa May and men like Boris Johnson to be 'elected' 'Prime Minister'. The cause is the same, the root is the same and you can see from the Chomsky transcription coming to this spot soon very clearly why it is that these fairly stupid characters misguide a relatively stupid society ever onwards towards a now demonstrably near global meltdown - driven, ever more aggressively, by men like Trump and Johnson, indeed.
Unification: It will take me a little time to transcribe the Chomsky as I haven't found any transcription online. It's slow work, is transcribing Chomsky. At least if you want to do it properly.
"Oh they'll never get the bandit express"
Point 38: (Update: I heard in the media that Owen Jones has been physically attacked by far right white supremacists and I hope he is well and know that there is no doubt his resolve to learn how to stand up to and successfully defeat Britain's white supremacists will only grow stronger after what he has suffered. I would be a hypocrite or salesman if I changed my advice to Owen for any unsound reason so it still stands, but I do stand with Owen Jones whether or not I find reason to call him an idiot in certain circumstances. May those who attacked him face proper democratic and scientific outcomes.) Previously: Owen Jones' capacity for learning seems weaker than I had imagined (and I hadn't thought much of him, so that's pretty awful).
Thrust: The recent events concerning Chris Williamson, who 'claimed' to some extent that the 'anti-semitism' smears thrown at the Labour party are disingenuous and need to be faced responsibly and called out for what they are, has been followed by Owen Jones toeing the (Blair-and-Thatcher)-party line and 'telling off' Williamson etc.
Direction of resistance: Jones has learned nothing at all from the ("numberwang") document in the references below even though it has been around for months already, the opening very clear and pertinent and capable of educating Jones - and whilst hundreds, maybe thousands of people have accessed it and read at least part of it, Jones, whether he has read any of it or not (I'd definitely bet not), has learned nothing from it.
Removal of resistance: Over a period of months, Jones, in an average/normal set of (however many) months, is presumably going around in circles patting himself on the back regularly for being so wonderful, never learning one single thing, just constantly improving his ability to put on a neoliberal play-act.
Unification: In fact, reader, in a period of a few months almost all of you should be aiming, almost all of the time, to progress, develop, learn, evolve. For people like Jones it seems that 'progress' really means nothing but 'take take take' (from the world). 'Giving' to the world is never seen as 'progress' to such materialistic base minds. Thus learning is something they never feel naturally inclined towards. Your presence, as a reader, at the end of this paragraph, particularly if you reached it by starting at the beginning and journeying along the words all the way, shows you are at least slightly different to those, like Jones, who seem designed to never learn. No need to post references to his attacks on Williamson. I'm sure the popular corporate media will spread the links far and wide and you'll easily find em if you look!
Point 37: Chomsky on "the future of capitalism".
Direction of resistance: I took a particularly poor transcription of that and cleaned it up. Hopefully cleaned now.
Removal of resistance: I suggest you read it a few times over since the material it contains is all pretty seriously fundamental to the survival of you and anyone you "love".
Unification: I will take key extracts from it and summarise much of its content to aid and abet education of people, asap, in what Chomsky is saying in the above interview. Watch the whole extract on youtube via the link in the references below, if you prefer.
Point 36: The Blair-led Islamophobes use the pretence of 'anti-semitism', smearing all British muslims (the majority of whom are obviously incensed by Israeli genocide and apartheid), by association, with "anti-semitism" (other than uncle Tommohammeds whom they use as tokens to help them pretend they and their supporters are "not racist") and pandering to the Islamophobes Boris and the Tories and Farage have all pandered to, to win votes from white racist voters. Is Labour ready to pay the same price those guys are paying? This is the most strong and stable time in Labour's history, it seems. Does Corbyn want to risk letting Hodge, who voted to bomb Iraq under Blair, and those like her and Blair take away all that the Labour party has achieved?
Thrust: Jeremy Corbyn, and others whom it may concern, I have been reading grid point 21: << Many left wing jews are not jews, opponent of Palestinian rights Momentum's Lansman feels. Only jews who agree with him are real jews, he clearly thinks, in that deranged way religious fundamentalists think >> and I have just seen something - a HUGE danger to YOU - which you cannot see as you are inside the box and I can as I am an outsider - I may vote for Corbyn's Labour but I am 'not Labour' - I am 'anarchist' and 100% unpartisan, will probably never join any party, not even Labour, probably.
Direction of resistance: So this is it - the Tories display their Islamophobia in order to prove themselves to the voters they want.
Removal of resistance: LABOUR's false 'anti-semitism' scandal is actually definitely driven by a need by that part of Labour's desire to appease the same voters. Their version of abusing muslims is deeming all muslims anti-semites, by assocation, other than a few Uncle Tomohammeds like Chukkka the British mini-Obama (without the pzazz).
Unification: So to repeat, and clarify, and sum up: the racist members of Labour want to appeal to the SAME vote that the Islamophobic Tories do - the antisemitism fiasco is even more disingenuous than I realised. They are doing it precisely because it 'proves' to lots of white racists that they too hate muslims, but they do so in a way which is 'unovert' and thus many oblivious white middle class people and white working class people who are unsuspecting can go along with it, supporting Blair-Labour's rampant Islamophobia. The Harvey Weinstein jewish hollywood grooming gang thought experiment demonstrates clearly who the rampant Islamophobes in Labour are. Anyway readers, maybe this map of what is in front of me and what you are stuck inside can help you a little. The answer is there - they are electioneering and seeking the Islamophobic vote when they call you 'anti-semitic'.
Point 35: Nick Clegg condemns Facebook's and Twitter's determination of what constitutes 'hate speech' as unfit for purpose and calls upon democracy to intervene.
Thrust: In an article in the Telegraph Nick Clegg has admitted that Twitter and Facebook mislead people with their categorisations of 'hate speech'.
Direction of resistance: I was posting this a lot on twitter, in response to idiots, in different forms, not always exactly the same words: << The sincerity of those who claim to mourn the holocaust of jews a century ago is not real if such people are silent about the genocides committed by the USA, Europe and Israel THIS century, THIS decade, THIS year, THIS week, THIS morning, THIS minute. >>
Removal of resistance: Some people, you see, can only 'win' an argument by making sure nobody hears what their opponent is saying.
Unification: << The former deputy Prime Minister, who now heads Facebook's global affairs team, claimed that there was a "pressing need" to introduce new "rules of the road" to determine appropriate use of user data, as well as what counts as hate speech. >>
Point 34: The web of deceit that is 'the west' now faces "false false flags".
Thrust: Counterpunch tells us: << Even if its ostensible European and Asian friends capitulate to them - as they are doing, despite their professions of solidarity - Iran is not going to discuss or negotiate or live under crippling sanctions imposed by the US. It is going to act against them. It's done seeking relief from its completely untrustworthy besieger through infinitely regressive talks. It's determined not to talk about the siege, but to break it. >>
Direction of resistance: They warn: << Iran is now going to act in ways that require Europe and Japan either to put up right quick about their promises to defy US sanctions and abide by their commitments in the JCPOA, or to shut up, watch Iran fight back, and pay the consequences. It is telling the US and the Trump administration that it better back off on the sanctions, or face Iran's version of "maximum pressure." >>
Removal of resistance: I don't think any commentators are really ready for what will happen if Iran does, in the end, decide to 'fight to the death' against the white supremacist imperial forces which plague so much of the world.
Unification: So I won't try to predict it myself. Other than to say we should blatantly do what we can to prevent that - ie we should force the USA to 'make peace' with Iran, and force Israel to do the same, obviously (can't do one without the other).
Point 33: A speculation about Mark Field.
Thrust: In the room, he was there, and only those in it who weren't in his way were in it - this is my theory. For some reason it was some (perhaps one of many, regular) good moment for him, some new small 'victory' within the private sphere of his work and play.
Direction of resistance: And then some 'stupid woman' came and was ruining it and he had to remove her.
Removal of resistance: Normally, within that sphere, since totalitarianism is essentially the law INSIDE any corporation or similar private grouping of people, his way of removing obstacles was, through words and financial actions (hirings and firings, snubbings and social beatings - among himself and all present there - all subject to the same jungle law, totalitarian law inside the world of private concentrated power) exactly what we saw turned into physical action.
Unification: In other words, for the simple, he overlooked the fact that the activist was not one of his 'tribe' and treated her by internal tribal rules instead of those genuinely acceptable to extra-tribal 'law' (the spirit of our laws and the unspoken morality of people everywhere, albeit outside of corporations and totalitarian frameworks like them).
Point 32: Sunday sermon: sobering thoughts from the adults across the pond.
Thrust: Kenn Orphan writes: << Thousands of socialists and leftists were marched into stadiums in Chile in the 1970s and gunned down, tortured, or disappeared in a country with a much smaller military than the US. Between 1965 and 1966, at least a million communists, or those believed to be communists, were hunted down and brutally murdered in Indonesia by rightwing death squads and the police. And millions of Jews, Roma, communists, homosexuals and the disabled were persecuted, rounded up and sent to concentration camps in the 1930s and 40s in Germany and Nazi occupied countries, where most perished at a time when many ordinary people thought "the logistics" of doing something like that were too "enormous" to be fathomed, much less carried out. And each atrocity was preceded by the rise of a pernicious fascism and the language of dehumanization by leaders. >>
Direction of resistance: The neoliberals may remain in denial but you reader ought to heed Orphan's warning: << One thing history has proven is that mass atrocity can be committed with few people, with great efficiency at a moment's notice, little technology, and with shocking approval or the complacence of the majority of ordinary people. But it must first be normalized. To be sure, if a people can tolerate dehumanizing language of entire groups by its leader, and the utterly sadistic policy of ripping children from the arms of their parents and putting them in cages, or pregnant women being shackled to beds, or the torture of non-violent LGBTQ and mentally ill migrants via solitary confinement for days, or militias working in tandem with government agencies to round up unarmed migrants, or a government prosecuting those who provide water and shelter to other human beings in desperate need, it is certainly capable of tolerating, or even applauding, even worse monstrous depravity. And without a doubt, we are only one absurd tweet away from that potential nightmare. >>
Removal of resistance: And let us not forget, and repeat as often as necessary, what neoliberalism really is, what it is precisely that we are attacking. Chomsky tells us:
Unification: I address my comments above all to the so-called 'genuine left wing' in Britain, ie the (in many ways) admirable movements which together make up one significant part of Jeremy Corbyn's voters and supporters, if we may call them that for now, but they have been doing what they do and Corbyn came out of all that, he didn't create it, the way those who see him as Satan often seem to imagine.
Point 31: If the USA armed the far right in Europe to slay many Europeans, and Americans militarily 'intervened' in Europe, supporting those 'troops' - would you blame the millions of British and European deaths on British and European people or on Americans?
Thrust: Yet if we change British and European to Iraqi or Afghan, then suddenly half the racists out there, at least, pretend that somehow the Iraqis killed themselves, and that American and European and British militarism in the region is "not responsible" for the fact that As many as 7 million innocent, mostly 'muslim' people may have been killed in your name. That's something like 23,000 buildings like the Grenfell Tower all being incinerated in that fashion - that's how many people 'we' have killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, 23,000 lots of the Grenfell Tower. Died in the same way - innocent and in the way of corporations' dollars. All this death has to be stopped and everything leading up to it. 'Our' war machine is beyond the pale.
Direction of resistance: When you prove to a western racist that they are being racist, 999/1000 times they will walk away and refuse to dignify the conversation any more, they will go into total denial and pretend it never happened, perhaps use you as an example of someone evil and 'not western'.
Removal of resistance: These are questions anyone responsible must ask.
Unification: If that's you, ask. Ask yourself, first. And then ask 'truth' - ie research and read everything which is actually necessary - which may help you change what may otherwise happen (if people like you fail to act appropriately and in a timely manner). At the moment some of you are on the brink of setting off the killing of many many more people, perhaps in Iran next. Perhaps all over the Middle East, perhaps all over the world, as a result of your catastrophically stupid and violent activities. Meanwhile you are loudly busy pointing at people like Corbyn and calling him names, and people like me. Whilst we are insisting on change, on education, on cessation of this global gang warfare driven by gluttony and money-worship, and you continue to rack up murder victims of your huge crime spree.
Point 30: Don't be distracted by grotesque pantomime, surgically resolve the systemic flaw.
Thrust: Chomsky explains: << Despite the frank acknowledgment of the need to deceive the public, it would be an error to suppose that practitioners of the art are typically engaged in conscious deceit; few reach the level of sophistication of the Grand Inquisitor or maintain such insights for long. On the contrary, as the intellectuals pursue their grim and demanding vocation, they readily adopt beliefs that serve institutional needs; those who do not will have to seek employment elsewhere. The chairman of the board may sincerely believe that his every waking moment is dedicated to serving human needs. Were he to act on these delusions instead of pursuing profit and market share, he would no longer be chairman of the board. It is probable that the most inhuman monsters, even the Himmlers and the Mengeles, convince themselves that they are engaged in noble and courageous acts. The psychology of leaders is a topic of little interest. The institutional factors that constrain their actions and beliefs are what merit attention. >>
Direction of resistance: Whether 'left' or 'right' or 'center' or 'people who don't compartmentalise fanatically', everyone's talking about people like Johnson and Trump from the point of view of their friend or relative or opponent - making it personal.
Removal of resistance: This is what corporate power needs you to do. Some MP was attacking people who try to hold corporations to account, the other day. This Chomsky quote is vital to repeat to her until she grows up. Childish idiots like you, dear MP, should resign. You have NO RIGHT to be an MP. Your intellect is absolutely insufficient and your integrity is therefore faulty - or, if you know exactly what you're doing, your integrity is absolutely disgustingly absent. Here's the Chomsky, you silly fake-public-servant:
Unification: Every reader here should take a look in the mirror, you've been doing it for years - being distracted by personality contests and your own lazy inability to follow through anything other than the easiest and lowest common denominator.
Point 29: "The psychology of leaders is a topic of little interest. The institutional factors that constrain their actions and beliefs are what merit attention." (Chomsky).
Thrust: Institutional factors constraining the actions and beliefs of our leaders. Take a look at them.
Direction of resistance: Institutional factors constraining the actions and beliefs of our 'academics' and 'intellectuals'. Take a look at them.
Removal of resistance: Institutional factors constraining the actions and beliefs of our 'media' and 'legal workforce'. Take a look at them.
Unification: Institutional factors constraining the actions and beliefs of everyone in society, from top to bottom. Take a look at them.
Point 28: We're going to move the mountain.
Direction of resistance: Isn't it tragic that a society which can produce something as beautiful as that can also yield minds and personalities as hideous as those of Katie Hopkins or Tommy Robinson, Tony Blair or Philip Green?
Removal of resistance: Well look on the bright side.
Unification: Consider the meaning of that song. Get hold of it and have a listen - the video is particularly good, I think.
Point 27: << It's time for this world of office-worker-proclaimed "professionals" to lose a good dose of their terminal arrogance. >> Just a few facts for you to dig into before the media roundups and other activity really kicks off on this site.
Direction of resistance: << CHOMSKY: Well this raises quite a welter of questions. Let me begin by saying something about liberalism, which is a very complicated concept, I think. It's correct, surely, that liberalism grew up in the intellectual environment of empiricism and the rejection of authority, and trust in the evidence of the senses, and so on. However, liberalism has undergone a very complex evolution as a social philosophy over the years. If we go back to the classics, or at least, what I regard as the classics, say, for example, Humboldt's limits of state action which inspired Mill and is a true libertarian, liberal classic, if you'd like. The world that Humboldt was considering--which was partially an imaginary world--but the world for which he was developing this political philosophy, was a post-feudal but pre-capitalist world.
Removal of resistance: Chomsky states in the preface to Necessary Illusions the opinion that << citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self-defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control, and to lay the basis for more meaningful democracy. >>
Point 26: Another Branson scheme goes tits up.
Thrust: 21st Century Wire reports << It was all the rage back in February - Sir Richard Branson, the maverick billionaire entrepreneur of Virgin fame, proudly announced he was organizing a new "Live Aid" benefit concert in the Colombian city Cúcuta, all to help the 'poor people' of Venezuela who we're told were being starved to death by the evil Maduro regime. The event was held on February 22, and attracted some 200,000 punters, with the goal of raising $100 million to buy food and medicine for Venezuelans teetering on the brink of a mass famine. 'Feed the world' rang once more. But the media fairy tale would be short-lived.
Direction of resistance: They also inform us: << Guaidó's staff botched the distribution of aid sent by the US, with an estimated 60 percent rotting in the warehouses and having to be thrown away. The full extent of the scandal is yet to be revealed >>.
Removal of resistance: Meanwhile Mark Steel recommends, on Twitter, that we contribute to the Venezuelan economy by drinking more Venezuelan rum. Given the state of British politics, I feel that a lot of MPs and civil servants could kill two birds with one stone, help Venezuela (with this excellent rum-drinking scheme) and lessen their own misery just a little.
Unification: Almost a year ago today, RT reported: << Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Care group has successfully sued the NHS, after losing out on an £82m contract to provide children's healthcare services in Surrey - pocketing £2m of public money in the process. >>
Point 25: Corbyn as messiah! His reputation died so that the ruling class can sin more!
Thrust: I think some racist commentator in the public eye recently called Corbyn a 'false messiah' - taking things to a biblical plane, as those defending Israel's genocides are prone to do, as a side-effect of their evangelical zeal.
Direction of resistance: In truth Corbyn has been labelled evil so that - we can call all these other people good, even when they grab and body slam protestors against walls.
Removal of resistance: Donald Trump locks children in cages, and the tories and lib dems and Farage-parties (there's so many of them - is Jayda Fransen one of your parties Nige?) just carry on regardless, Hunt and Johnson actively supporting Trump, Farage practically bearing Trump's children and having domestic arguments with him - and the only virulent opposition to him in Britain is Corbyn, whose 'evil' nature is blamed for his 'snub' of Trump.
Unification: Readers, I invite you to have a field day. If you think of anything to add, share it on facebook or twitter and sooner or later I'll find it and add it here. I'll add to the list myself before long but the first two are a good start: bodyslamming activists against walls and locking children in cages - and calling muslim women letterboxes and bank robbers - (that's three) are all now totally acceptable thanks to Corbyn's sacrifice of his reputation.
Point 24: The disillusionment of Abby Tomlinson? Let's hope so. Every good writer is one more to fight the idiots with.
Thrust: In my point << When 'metoo' means "I also refuse to do anything about this nasty man who is manhandling, possibly assaulting a woman at this dinner engagement in front of us all" >> I have looked at how Abby Tomlinson was appalled when she saw a room full of men and women who did fuck all to stand up for a woman being abused by a man (although if it had been a man being abused by another man or by a woman that'd be the same to me, protests are not sex, the gender can be either way, frankly, and we all know it - a woman would have had the protestor dragged away by uniformed men, not really that different to Mark Field's behaviour).
Direction of resistance: The fact is that Tomlinson has clearly been raised the neoliberal way, believing that women and the 'right' men (eg not antiwar ones) are enlightened and must lead everyone else, the way Bernays and Niebuhr have preached. (Look em up, Abby, you need to do a lot of homework).
Removal of resistance: In the end she saw what men like Corbyn already know - that most of those women, no doubt 'feminist' in 'public' were, in private, actually just paid up members of total immorality! Yes, the morality Tomlinson imagined all the women in the room to have and some of the men at least, turns out to not exist.
Unification: Sorry Abby. It'll be hard for you to cope with what the world really is, and the absurd hypocrisy of what M.G. Piety calls << kneejerk 'feminists' >>, in all probability (that's my speciality, probability) you will go into denial and continue to hold neoliberal beliefs. Alas. Nor will my encouraging you to read TVhobo help, even though it could, but people like you (members of the fake elite) just can't handle reading this. My many many readers never include people like you! More women read it than men, though. Tells us something about your take on 'feminism', though doesn't it?
References: Start investigating Bernays and Niebuhr here, anyone honest but uninformed: http://opinion.tvhobo.com/owenjones_israel_numberwang.html
Point 23: When 'metoo' means "I also refuse to do anything about this nasty man who is manhandling, possibly assaulting a woman at this dinner engagement in front of us all".
Thrust: The Indy writes: <<As we saw last night, in the video of Mark Field manhandling a protester, it happens at black tie dinners, perpetrated by an MP, with more than 100 people watching.
Direction of resistance: << What he did was so unspeakable because he did it so casually, in front of a room full of people, a room full of eyes and cameras. It was as though he thought it was completely normal and justified behaviour towards a woman peacefully protesting, walking past him and barely looking him in the eye. >>
Removal of resistance: I have asked myself why the women and men watching this happen did nothing.
Unification: Abby Tomlinson almost gets that but misses a key point, perhaps blinded by sexism (where one gender is, to you, more important and more universally innocent than the other). How come no women in the room did anything, said anything there on that video, when this happened? When will the 'metoo' movement realise that the abuse of women in our society is not conducted by one gender but by both. If Tomlinson wants to admit that the people at the table are shameful, she must also admit (for it is visible) that some of them are not men. Why did the women say and do nothing when it happened? I did see a rather disconcerted look on the face of the man next to the Tory MP. So maybe there was some reaction. But who intervened? Did any women intervene? No. They were saying 'me too' to the cause of being a paid up member of 'polite'* society.
Point 22: To all the pseudo-intelligent 'well read' people who still find themselves going along with the blatantly false smears and attacks of every form on Corbyn I put one simple question to you?
Thrust: Aren't you a bit ashamed that you allow marketing and advertising - and peer pressure - to force you to 'accept' things which you know if you really thought about it you would absolutely agree are patently untrue? There is no shortage of clear evidence of that fact and you brush it under the carpet, and you know that more than anyone else does.
Direction of resistance: It's you whom Einstein would be most ashamed of.
Removal of resistance: It's you who waste humanity's progress the most.
Unification: The idiots have no way to do anything but what the marketing tells them. That you have let laziness and fear drive you to behave like (and become a paid up section of) the idiots is the same as saying "this part of the human race gives up on evolution and will lay down and die, in amongst the chaos of what a stupidly-run society brings upon us".
References: Time, ladies and gentlemen, time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=earfw9iV39A
Point 21: Many left wing jews are not jews, opponent of Palestinian rights Momentum's Lansman feels. Only jews who agree with him are real jews, he clearly thinks, in that deranged way religious fundamentalists think.
Thrust: The Canary informs us:
Direction of resistance: The Canary's conclusion: << Who is really in denial?
Removal of resistance: To Lansman I have one or two things to say right here, and to all others out there who make up outrageous claims about 'anti-semitism' in order to OBSTRUCT the defence of other people (whether Palestinians, Iraqis, Libyans, Yemenis, Iranians, or anyone else) from genocide and imperialist or mercantile-feudal military attacks and occupations.
Unification: So, Lansman. Let me tell you.
Point 20: Next, we'll need to address white collar criminals who attempt to pretend Corbyn and the movements supporting him victimise bankers and capitalists. For this Max Keiser's journalism can be very useful, not just that of left wing intellectual leaders like Alex Cockburn.
Thrust: First of all, let's look at a classic example of how broken, irresponsible, criminal and criminally negligent the overseeing of our 'financial system' has become.
Direction of resistance: These white collar criminals and their representatives who try and pretend Corbyn's backers do not include a considerable portion of the real elites of this land, across every field, should pay attention to this particular nugget (much more to come, to deal with these particular criminals, right here, with clear arguments) concerning the misallocation of capital. Bear in mind that Keiser is a Wall Street expert. I know how much you'd like to just smear him and ignore him, but the facts are against you:
Removal of resistance: Now take a look at this - extremely rich and powerful individuals and families sucking welfare out of society whilst failing to share due profits with workers, leaving staff paid so little the state has to provide welfare to them to help them survive on such low income:
Unification: Let's finish with a couple of items from the past which, together with what I've said so far, is a kind of starter which these stooges for or actual white collar criminals should try to digest before the main course kicks off, perhaps this weekend or next week:
Point 19: And if you want to be me, be me.
Thrust: << You can do what you want
Direction of resistance: Listen to it on your spotify or such.
Removal of resistance: << Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
Unification: Official Cat Stevens youtube version in references below.
Point 18: 110 days of prison for young Israeli woman who refuses to commit genocide and wants to honour the memory of holocaust victims by not being like those who killed them.
Thrust: 972 blog writes << The Israeli army released conscientious objector Atalya Ben-Abba from mandatory military service on Tuesday after she spent 110 days in military prison for refusing to be drafted. Ben-Abba was released on grounds of unsuitability, after her request to be recognized as a conscientious objector was rejected a day earlier. >>
Direction of resistance: Just as in the USA and Europe younger generations are rejecting the older generations' vitriolic imperialistic race-war on the 'non white' world, even in Israel, where rejecting the alleged racial superiority of Israeli jews is clearly viewed as a particularly immoral position to take, amazing young women like Atalya Ben-Abba are all the more driven to stand up for and defend the sanctity of their heritage from the ignorance of racists whose Israel is no better than Hitler's Germany.
Removal of resistance: Meanwhile attempts by the British government and others to criminalise criticism of Israel and Israel's racism have been overturned in the courts and government actions in that arena have been deemed illegal.
Unification: Your average Britain fake-elite lackey, like Mitchell and Webb or David Baddiel, to use recent examples, will NEVER EVER talk about the reasons why young women like Atalya refuse to condone Israel's genocide or participate in it. Indeed numerous jews who take the same position as her are totally ignored by idiots like Baddiel who clearly seems to think that being 'a jew' is at odds with being someone who believes in equality for all.
Point 17: So what have those who 'strategically' did not vote Corbyn at the general election to 'prevent Brexit' achieved?
Thrust: Well let's turn to Mark Steel for what our new tory government and Prime Minister will no doubt be doing to us, and all who voted for anyone, whether Corbyn or not:
Direction of resistance: Meanwhile the Royal Variety comedians have yet to come up with a single funny joke this century, after years of agonising over it and so very many attempts, the bulk of them televised, merchandised and monetised fully.
Removal of resistance: Robert Webb recently tried: he made a joke on Twitter in which he said something like "if Jeremy Corbyn isn't evil and satan reborn then my bell-end can play Beehoven's ninth on the piano" - I mentioned to him (see numberwang article below) that he was actually no more successful in getting fans for himself, really, than a popular tampon (for example) - ie that he doesn't gain fans through his comedy just through advertising and so on.
Unification: Steel demonstrates how funny you can be if you aren't a sycophant to power and an obedient tool, the way your average establishment comedian tends to be, whether or not Mitchell and Webb, Baddiel, or any of these stick figures (who drive those of us with taste to buy a lot of old dvds, or just write our own comedy and entertainment generally) will ever do anything other than waste humanity's time and resources and fail to be funny, intelligent or useful in any way but to their egos and need for gratification.
Point 16: The Grauniad pines still for its pre-Corbyn days of unchecked genocidal colonialism!
Thrust: On Facebook, this from Tariq Ali: << The puff piece in todays Guardian propaganda section by Patrick Wintour in praise of David Miliband takes one back to thew worst days of Blair's reign. No reference to the Iraq war, its casualties, etc. Nor too Libya. Yesterday there was a free ad for Blair in podcast propaganda. Are they preparing for a new party. Sounds like it >>
Direction of resistance: Can't be arsed to look for it or link to it.
Removal of resistance: The daily banal bullshit of the fleets of brainless western faux-academics and faux-"professionals" is a loathesome thing to handle. Now that I've given us (including me) a little example of the media roundup plan, I may carry on with my plan for a wee holiday first anyway.
Unification: You could always read Tariq Ali's site, if you're looking for something to read right now.
Point 15: From the Good-old (doesn't Guard)ian: Hard Remain daily Corbyn smears, Jingoism for Women, Climate crisis, the horrific death of Mariam Moustafa in Nottingham. And in other news, some tory men in suits playing intellectually-dishonest disingenuous political and verbal tennis.
Thrust: Worst things first, in Nottingham, a girl the Guardian describes as an "Egyptian student" was assaulted by a "gang" of what the Independent calls four teenage girls. Her later death is, the Guardian mentions, "not legally linked" to the incident.
Direction of resistance: So, as well as spotlighting a particularly grim event, perhaps not making much comment about the apparent leniency of the sentence, going along with justifications, the Guardian (I'll check the Independent tomorrow) naturally (as well as a trivial main feature about tory boys and their pantomine) make sure they 'cover' the latest news on Corbyn and 'Brexit' - ie the pursuit of 'hard remain' - the need to force all voters to vote remain, somehow, or undo the referendum which was, after all, a tactic by Cameron, Clegg, Lib dems, Blairites, all the nasty racist shit-heads I loathe because they're morally bankrupt and need to evolve, to destroy Corbyn - they fully believed the referendum would lead to a remain outcome and also destroy Labour, instead it did the opposite (Old Pauline Kenneth Baker was gloating about it at the time of the referendum, look up his article - he was 100% wrong - his predictions for Labour all happened to Conservatives and what he thought would happen to the Conservatives happened to Labour and Cameron had to resign and the Tories are broken forever!)
Removal of resistance: In even more terrible news, generally:
Unification: And then the total dross, for example "Women's World Cup" - I think I'll have to share some Chomsky on Sport with you asap.
Point 14: Guide for office workers, politicians and other special needs humans relating to the area of networked information phenomena, democratic media manifestations and how you can handle them for example if you are electioneering, cheating, lying, exploiting and want to avoid being fully exposed to large audiences as such.
Thrust: Well, the bad news is that by the time they have a white paper ready for you on any particular technological innovation that innovation will already have kicked your arse.
Direction of resistance: Nonetheless, you can always save yourself. There are known ways: be honest, do your job, don't exploit others.
Removal of resistance: Other than that there's really nothing at all you can do to withstand networked technology and that which it makes possible.
Unification: Or did you manage to stop Jeremy Corbyn rising? Well? Did you? Do you feel you did? And yet how many of you even understand the basics of how grassroots online political networking evolves, what really ties it together, what causes it? I'll give you one clue: it works VERY differently to the marketing, advertising and bullshit YOU made all your money thanks to, you workshy talentless Royal Variety performers!!
Point 13: The FAQ on FAQs: maybe it's almost time to take a small step for online debate.
Thrust: I think it's soon going to be time to begin some preliminary roundups of media action.
Direction of resistance: But before that, one last bit of preliminary/preparatory material.
Removal of resistance: An extensive set of 'faqs' is planned for tvhobo now, and so on this page the plans for those faqs can emerge.
Unification: To begin with, without a doubt, an faq on anti-semitism smears and white/jewish racism has to be penned.
Point 12: "The complexity of language which you have to learn when you learn a language is almost entirely externalisation" (Chomsky).
Thrust: In that nutshell (read a longer extract concerning the matter via the link in the references below, and references on that link) lies the problem with the so-called 'west' today.
Direction of resistance: The reason idiots like, for example, Alistair Campbell or Robert Webb or Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton are 'up themselves', (a list of 10,000 people could be made right here right now, but why? You can extrapolate) is that they have been taught to see the complexity of communicated/external language as a great evolutionary trait, and to measure their own 'worth' and 'survivability' in terms of their capacity to learn by rote all sorts of theoretically needlessly complex forms.
Removal of resistance: There must be a hundred different ways in which I can try to explain that problem without there being at least a majority of readers who still do not get it.
Unification: Read the Chomsky. That's the best way to be sure you may manage to comprehend the real nature of the organisation of your mind.
Point 11: Never let your opponent know what to really expect.
Thrust: So on that note let me explain why I'm not bothering to add Jacobin to my list of journalistic sources (I'm sure it doesn't count as a corporate source, but if it does I'll add it there later, once I have evidence that it is a corporate source).
Direction of resistance: So Jacobin, whom I appear to recall having found printing rubbish in the past, have written this false statement:
Removal of resistance: Never mind. Try harder - one day you'll be good enough. But readers here should understand that what Anthony Wallersteiner said was correct and in fact his biggest critic was Margaret Hodge, the Israel poodle who has abused Jeremy Corbyn and called him 'antisemitic'. Jacobin is run by dilettantes, I would say, and that is why they make such basic errors, leap to conclusions, don't really help deal with our opponents in a fully forensic manner.
Unification: Naturally I agree with much of what they say, and of course with the fact that anti-semitism smears are, these days, usually nothing to do with actual anti-semitism and a word used by racists, often Islamophobes, to defend genocide and defend allegiance to genocidal systems and policies. Nonetheless, between Jacobin and Wallersteiner, one is intelligent and honest, the other is sadly not good enough to make my list.
Point 10: Just a quick one.
Thrust: Know your song well, reader.
Direction of resistance: << Dear Ilhan Omar,
Removal of resistance: That's from: JUNE 14, 2019
Unification: Check it out via the link in the references below.
Point 9: Jeremy Hunt condones 'sentiment' behind labelling London 'Londonistan'.
Thrust: The Mirror tells us: << The Foreign Secretary said he "agreed 150%" with the "sentiment" behind the President's swipe at London's mayor on knife crime.
Direction of resistance: I think Mr Hunt needs to read a bit of history and wake up to why it is that racism like Trump's, and presumably Hunt's, is extremely damaging to Britain, its future and it standing worldwide.
Removal of resistance: Please resign Jeremy Hunt. Warsi has defended you like this: << He believes the the term Londonistan is offensive and would never endorse sentiments that try and frame Londons knife crime challenge as a racial or religious phenomenon.
Unification: Our Parliament needs to be rid of shameful racists and their stooges and weak electioneers who (out of fear of losing votes and indeed financial support) refuse to stand against racism when they are in a unique position to stand against it.
Point 8: Science has demonstrated that your 'skin colour' or 'race' has zero link to your mind, your intelligence, etc.
Thrust: 'Western' 'whiteness' is a recent (about 5000 years old) and arbitrary mutation in humans: 'white' skin has only been on 'European' bodies for a few thousand years, before which they were the same as many people they call 'black', eg 'Hispanic', 'Asian', 'African' etc.
Direction of resistance: Chomsky has pointed out (read the long Numberwang related doc in the links below) that thought, as a capacity, evolved hundreds of thousands of years ago, whereas we know that 'white skin' on 'Europeans' is a mere 5,000 years old.
Removal of resistance: If you need someone to spell out for you what that means, I recommend spending a few years in basic education, because it means you're not so bright.
Unification: Anyway, the rest can see - there is 'no such thing as race', basically. The pretence that 'whiteness' is a 'cultural characteristic' is already disproved. How long before society catches up? If only, readers, you were all just a tad more scientific, eh?
Point 7: Britain's virulent racism. If Rory Stewart wants to convince us he's not onside with the racists, he should talk about this problem. Well Rory? Are you a fake? Or can you do as Corbyn does and stand up to white British racism? Did your 'military' career only teach you cowardice or can you be a public servant who protects us?
Thrust: In an article called "The Dark Side of Brexit: Britain's Ethnic Minorities Are Facing More and More Violence", Patrick Cockburn tells us: << Pictures of Daniel Ezzedine show him to be a fresh-faced 17-year-old with a warm cheerful smile. His parents are Lebanese but he was brought up in Germany where he had just left school. His teachers brought him to celebrate his graduation on a trip to Canterbury, where he was assaulted and beaten half to death by a gang of youths in what local people are convinced was a racist attack.
Direction of resistance: Indeed alarmingly Cockburn informs us: << But this understates the change for the worse that we are seeing. The Brexit vote promoted English national identity and questions about who is and who is not English - increasingly distinguished from being British - to the top of the political agenda, and this is not going away. One can see this in Canterbury, normally a liberally-minded and tolerant little city accustomed to large numbers of foreign visitors and students.
Removal of resistance: It goes on. 'White' Britain (that includes you Rory Stewart) needs to pay attention:
Unification: Let us all hope that Daniel Ezzedine comes through. And let us hope that some of these 'powerful' 'white' men like Rory Stewart learn how to be public servants, learn what a social contract is and learn to have dignity and humility. No more Roderick Spodes!!! Enough with your mad jingoism you dinosaurs. Rory Stewart for one so young to tout such dinosaurism, calling upon Churchill-Spode for votes - is just a very bad sign. Britain's future is bleak if it cannot break out of its centuries-old colonialist white racism! Come on Rory. You can do better.
Point 6: A preliminary list of free news media sources of assorted types across assorted political spectra.
Thrust: I think I should simply split them into 'corporate media' and 'journalistic media', although to say that about one or other entire source is not entirely unmisleading. Thus the division is really just a guideline, not a hard delineation. Many exceptions exist.
Direction of resistance: Corporate media:
Removal of resistance: Journalistic Media:
Unification: This grid point has just been created today on Monday 17th June. For those who cannot understand how this page works and have not seen any like them before, note that this particular 'grid point' will be expanded until its contents are sufficient, and then I'll begin on the next phase my new activity of rounding up the media.
Point 5: What is now Bangladesh was one of the richest parts of the world before the British arrived and deliberately destroyed its cotton industry. When India's Andaman islands were devastated by December's tsunami, who recalled that 80,000 political prisoners had been held in camps there in the early 20th-century, routinely experimented on by British army doctors? Perhaps it's not surprising that Hitler was an enthusiast, describing the British empire as an "inestimable factor of value", even if it had been acquired with "force and often brutality" (Milne).
Thrust: In 2015 Seumas Milne wrote << Speaking four months earlier at the British Museum, an Aladdin's cave of looted treasures from Britain's former colonies, Brown insisted: "We should be proud . . . of the empire" (2). Even Blair, who was prevailed upon to cut a similar line from a speech during his first successful election campaign in 1997, has never gone quite this far (3).
Direction of resistance: Milne points out: << It would be interesting to hear how Roberts - or Brown - balances such grotesque claims with the latest research on the huge scale of atrocities committed by British forces during the Mau Mau rebellion in colonial Kenya in the 1950s: the 320,000 Kikuyu held in concentration camps, the 1,090 hangings, the terrorisation of villages, electric shocks, beatings and mass rape documented in Caroline Elkins's book Britain's Gulag (8) - and well over 100,000 deaths. This was a time when British soldiers were paid five shillings (equal to $9 in today's money) for each Kikuyu male they killed, when they nailed the limbs of African guerrillas to crossroads posts. And when they were photographed holding severed heads of Malayan communist "terrorists" in another war that cost over 10,000 lives.
Removal of resistance: Milne draws attention to the key problem here: << There has been no serious attempt in Britain to face up to this record or the long-term impact of colonialism on the societies it ruled, let alone trials of elderly colonial administrators now in Surrey retirement homes. The British national school curriculum has more or less struck the empire and its crimes out of history. The standard modern world history textbook for 16-year-olds has chapter after chapter on the world wars, the cold war, British and US life, Stalin's terror and the monstrosities of Nazism - but scarcely a word on the British and other European empires which carved up most of the world, or the horrors they perpetrated.
Unification: Yet only today I saw a white male facebook user tell a non white facebook user that he lived in a 'third world shit-hole' and basically talked down to him on the basis of that.
Point 4: Rory Stewart cannot escape his seemingly racist colonialist upbringing, no matter how much of a Tory Corbyn they try to sell him as!
Thrust: In a comment, in the New Yorker I think, made by Rory Stewart, the Tory party's final desperate attempt to undo all the harm they have done - an attempt to merely copy Corbyn, to produce a leader whom Corbyn's fans may hate slightly less than the other racist corporate whores the Tories, Lib Dem and Blair-Mob have 'offered' us, Stewart joked that the Tory party has gone from Winston Churchill to Bertie Wooster - demonstrating that he, to begin with, has respect for the racist ignorant Churchill, which in this day and age is out of place except among throwbacks, racists and the far right (usually one and the same).
Direction of resistance: It also demonstrates that he is far too incapable of self-criticism or criticising his party.
Removal of resistance: In fact it has gone from RODERICK SPODE (and people like Churchill) to the drones club dining committee (minus Wooster - no one with a shred of actual integrity has been in any Tory cabinet in my lifetime).
Unification: That 'even' Stewart, touted as a 'former left wing' Tory who agrees in his words with what Julian Assange has told us - that 'on the ground' in places we bomb is very very different to what governments and media tell us, is so incapable of the self-critical just nature we all know Corbyn has ought to be another kick in the arse to the Tory psyche - you must understand, you party of sickos, that you have totally lost all capacity to realise what being decent is. Even your best attempt, old Rory Stewart there, comes away disastrously, proving he is as much a racist, deep down, as May, Johnson, Farage and Blair. Sorry Rory - you have to learn to distinguish between Spode and Wooster better - and Wooster and the general membership of the drones club. The very idea that any Tory leader we have had would lay down his life and marry Madeleine Bassett out of honour is a joke. An utter joke. That you are so self-deluded that you could make such a mistake, in public, despite your need for good 'p.r.' demonstrates you're not really pressed to be anti-racist and anti-stupidity. To brand Roderick Spode as Winston Churchill, as you have unconsciously done, Mr Stewart, means that you have failed the Shams test. You are NOT the tory Corbyn, my good man. When one comes I'll let the world know. You are not he, dear boy. You must learn to stop respecting men like Roderick Spode. I know you have been brought up to cheer on Britain and see it as better than the rest of the world. But perhaps you can rise above your primitive grooming/upbringing, lad?!!
Point 3: Some Saturday Night entertainment. An extract from a collection of stories I'm working on called "Bob and the Quantum Leap" or "Bob and The Spacetime Traveller". Not sure yet. That old uncertainty principle, eh?
Thrust: This particular story is called: "The time Bob saved the Bank of England."
Direction of resistance: << The time Bob saved the Bank of England.
Removal of resistance: Not sure where that fits into the main collection yet, it's just a scratching in my notes.
Unification: Should it end up in the final draft it may (or may not) be slightly edited/polished - potentially shortened/extended, etc. Fyi.
Point 2: Some theory: << Impatience is how the counterpunch will ultimately beat you. >>
Thrust: << Speed and agility are key for the counterpuncher, as well as a willingness to patiently chase down every ball to frustrate opponents. >>
Direction of resistance: The majority of people out there use repetition and force to 'make a point' and have no genuinely 'scientific' approach anywhere in what you can see of what they say and do.
Removal of resistance: Yet they will, due to something nowadays often referred to as "cognitive dissonnance", overlook this and fully expect you to treat actual gibberish as reason and logic.
Unification: This is why in such a society men like Donald Trump or Boris Johnson are even dignified as potential 'statesmen'. As Carlin has said, we get what we deserve. Garbage in, garbage out. Only a society which makes men like Boris and "The Donald" can get such men "in charge".
Point 1: Something 'new', and a tad more streamlining.
Thrust: TVhobo has been, mainly, a kind of note pad and archive for handling many of the key problematic arguments faced by today's governments, media and societies of living beings (or consumers, if they prefer to see themselves that way), enabling much organisation of ideas and pursuing of crucial exercises in gathering data as factual as possible about matters few 'official' and 'mainstream' sources are ready to even consider, let alone master the truth about any such thing.
Direction of resistance: So what's happening now is something a tiny bit different, and new.
Removal of resistance: What I intend to do is to produce a list of all the mainstream free sources of 'news', along with as extensive as possible a list of important blogs and other independent sources of news.
Unification: Then I will do media roundups as often as possible, as fully and swiftly as possible, but using the same format of grid points and urls in the references, so that from a utilitarian point of view TVhobo is basically in 'business as usual' mode, and will deliver to the public as fully as before.
Point 0: Back by popular demand.
Direction of resistance: TVhobo is back online.
Removal of resistance: The world is crying out for it.
Unification: And so it is here. Shortly, a brief recap of what TVhobo has done so far, since its conception in 2013.