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Pornographic Democracy

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To represent anything is to reduce and deform it, obviously, for even Leonardo's Mona Lisa is but a stick figure compared to the witty, voluptuous and redolent broad, whose repartees, smiles, jokes and burps, from moment to moment, can only increase her charm and terror, and that's why man never allowed himself to be engulfed by any medium, be it oil painting, music or literature. After the most satisfying page, he still looked up and walked outside. Traveling vast distances, Chekov discovered heaven in Ceylon and hell in Sakhalin, and Flaubert was only being reductive when he goofed, "The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy." He, too, had plenty of lust for the actual.

Well, a perpetual orgy is certainly here, but it has nothing to do with literature, or even literacy, and it's not voluntary. If pornography can be understood as a lurid usurpation of the real, then we're watching an endless pornographic movie. Most democratically, we're all trapped in this foul theater. An orgy of the virtual has taken over every aspect of our lives.

Pornography multiplies frequency, duration, angles, positions and sexual partners, an endless and eternal sexual buffet, except that none of it is really happening. Similarly, American democracy gives the appearance of boundless participation by all citizens, for they can't just vote in caucuses and elections, but cheer at conventions, march in protest, write letters to newspapers, comment on the internet and follow, blow by blow, the serial mud wrestling between opposing politicians. Pissed, they can freely curse Bush, Obama or Trump without fearing a midnight knock on the door. Alas, none of their "political activities" actually matters, for Americans don't influence their government's policies, much less decide them. It's all an elaborate spectacle to make each chump think he's somehow a player, in on the action, when he's actually all alone, in the dark, to beat his own meat, yet again.

He has railroaded, premasticated opinions on everything, but without the means to act on any of it. Only his impotence is real.


The Manson Murders, JFK, 9/11 And The Psychopathy of Power

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“With Alan Scheflin, a forensic psychologist and law professor who’d written a book on MKULTRA, I laid out a circumstantial case linking (CIA mind control guru Jolly) West to Manson. Was it possible, I asked, that the Manson murders were an MKULTRA experiment gone wrong? ‘No,’ he said, ‘an MKULTRA experiment gone right.’” (CHAOS , p. 369)
I moved out of Southern California in the summer of 1969. I was ten years old, and my parents were fleeing decadence and depravity in favor of the more wholesome Midwest.

Before our move, a story had circulated about some local (Newport Beach) high schoolers who had "gone on an LSD trip" and gotten caught by police. As I understood it, the teenagers had "taken LSD" and started leaping from rooftop to rooftop, "tripping" all over the neighborhood and waking people up to the sound of thundering hoofbeats overhead. At the time I wondered whether LSD conferred a miraculous leaping or flying ability, since the houses in Lido Sands, though rather tightly clustered, were mostly spaced perhaps eight or ten feet apart, which seemed like a long way to jump.

I vaguely recall this "LSD-fueled teenage midnight horsemen of the apocalypse" story having something to do with my parents' decision to move back to Wisconsin. Southern California circa 1969, a few years after the hippie movement had peaked and turned into a bad trip, didn't seem like a good place to send your kids to high school. (Little did my parents know that the 60s would hit Wisconsin high schools ten years late, putting me and my siblings directly in the path of the psychedelic hurricane.)

Years later, as an "experienced" (in the Jimi Hendrix sense) subversive teenage wannabe intellectual, I would read about the Manson murders and notice how convenient they had been for the Establishment. From the moment Charlie Manson's grinning, demonic face started leering from every front page and TV screen in America, the whole hippie-antiwar thing had seemed a whole lot scarier. I read the official version of the Manson myth, Vincent Bugliosi's Helter Skelter, and thought: This is too crazy to be true. None of the Wisconsin hippies I know are even remotely like these characters. Maybe it's something they add to the fluoride in the Southern California water.


The Devil's Advocate: Alan Dershowitz, Defender of Rapists, Pedophiles And Murderers

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"A lie is a lie is a lie," Whoopi Goldberg said. It was May 2nd, and she was on the set of "The View," the daytime talk show that she co-hosts. The subject was Attorney General William Barr, who had argued that the special counsel Robert Mueller's report was not as alarming as it seemed — endorsing Donald Trump's claim that there had been "no collusion, no obstruction" in the Russia case. Goldberg was incredulous. "Our parents taught us, if you lie, there are consequences," she said. "When are consequences coming back?"

Her guest, the attorney Alan Dershowitz, offered an answer that combined legal analysis and political handicapping. "They come back in November of 2020, when we all go to the polls and we vote against people that we think lied," he said. "But it would be a terrible thing" — he held up a finger for emphasis — "to criminalize lies."

Dershowitz is a frequent guest on shows like "The View"; for decades, he has been a frequent guest just about everywhere. If you are a television producer putting together a segment about a celebrated criminal case, Dershowitz is an ideal booking. Intellectually nimble and supremely confident, he is an emeritus professor at Harvard Law School but also an occasional reader (and subject) of the tabloids. Over the years, he has written thousands of newspaper articles, magazine columns, and Web posts. With help from research assistants, he has published three dozen books — including "The Best Defense," "Chutzpah," and "Sexual McCarthyism" — that recount his cases and advance his opinions.

Comment: What a class A lunatic. And he's STILL lauded as one of America's 'leading intellectuals'!


The End of Russiagate and Mueller's Outright Lies

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Robert Mueller testifies on the contents of his report
The former special counsel still has a lot he can clarify.

"For two years, Democrats have waited on Robert Mueller to deliver a death blow to the Trump presidency," The New York Times observed on July 20. "On Wednesday, in back-to-back hearings with the former special counsel, that wish could face its final make-or-break moment." The very fact that Democrats had to subpoena Mueller in order to create this final moment should in fact be the final reminder of what a mistake it was for Democrats to have waited on him. If Mueller had incriminating information yet to share, or had been stymied from doing his work, or if Attorney General William Barr had somehow misrepresented his findings, then it stands to reason that Mueller would be welcoming the opportunity to appear before Congress, not resisting it. The reality is that Mueller's investigation did not indict anyone on the Trump campaign for collusion with Russia, or even for anything related to the 2016 election. Mueller's report found no evidence of a Trump-Russia conspiracy, and even undermined the case for it.

Better Earth

'We Are The Vaccine Against The Cancer of Unilateralism' - Delegates From 120 Nations Meet in Venezuela to Plot Escape From U$ Hegemony

The Gray Zone reports from the 2019 Non-Aligned Movement, where delegates from over 120 nations offered a crucial endorsement of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and strategized on countering US financial hegemony
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The actual international community meets in Caracas
Late in the evening on July 19, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif stepped out of a plane and met his Venezuelan counterpart, Jorge Arreaza, on the tarmac outside Caracas with an enthusiastic embrace. Zarif was in town to participate in the ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

"Today in the Middle East and the regions of South America and Latin America, the US is creating instability and insecurity," Zarif declared to reporters gathered for his arrival. "The resistance of the people of Venezuela against the United States is very important for all the countries of the world."

A day later, the two embattled foreign ministers appeared alongside an assortment of high-level delegates from around the world, from Africa to Latin America to Asia. Zarif and Arreaza's position at the front and center of the group sent an undeniable message about the Non-Aligned Movement's purpose in 2019.

Officially founded in 1961 by post-colonial icons like Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah, Jawaharlal Nehru of India, and Yugoslavian leader Josef Tito, NAM was originally conceived as an alliance between countries seeking independence from both the US and Soviet power blocs during the height of the Cold War.
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The Non-Aligned Movement during the Cold War: Nehru of India, Nasser of Egypt, and Tito of Yugoslavia


Caitlin Johnstone: The Real Reason Propagandists Have Been Promoting Anti-Russia Hysteria

Former MSNBC host Krystal Ball slammed her ex-employer's relentless promotion of the Russiagate conspiracy theory following the embarrassing spectacle of Robert Mueller's hearing before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on Wednesday.

"After watching seven hours of a spectacle that felt much more cruel than enlightening, I cannot avoid pondering a question which honestly gives me no joy to ponder: just how much damage has MSNBC in particular done to the left?" The Hill's Rising star began, before excoriating her former employer's "fevered speculations" about an "Infowars conspiracy theory" and the way it hosted people like Jonathan "maybe Trump has been a Russian asset since the 1980s" Chait and "conspiracy gadfly Louise Mensch" in search of ratings bumps.

"This whole setup has done more damage to the Democrats' chances of winning back the White House than anything that Trump could ever have dreamed up," Ball argued. "Think about all the time and the journalistic resources that could have been dedicated to stories that, I don't know, that a broad swath of people might actually care about? Healthcare, wages, the teachers' movement, whether we're going to war with Iran? I'm just spitballing here. I actually heard some pundit on Chris Hayes last night opine that independent women in middle America were going to be swayed by what Mueller said yesterday. Are you kidding me? This is almost as bonkers and lacking in factual basis as that time Mimi Rocah said that Bernie Sanders is not pro-women because that was what her feelings told her. Rocah, by the way, a political prosecutor with no political background, is only opining at MSNBC because of her role in leading viewers to believe that any day now SDNY is going to bring down Trump and his entire family."

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Objective:Health #24 - Cootie Invasion - Strange Disease and Infection Outbreaks

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Anyone reading headlines regularly can't help but notice a number or strange disease outbreaks popping up in various regions, seemingly out of nowhere. Flesh-eating disease on the East coast of the US, typhus and tuberculosis in Los Angeles, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea making a comeback in Europe, treatment-resistant fungal infections, chronic Lyme disease around the world... it makes one wonder - what the heck is going on here?

Join us on this episode of Objective:Health as we profile some of the strange outbreaks happening of late - some weird new infections and some old 'favorites', previously thought eradicated, making a comeback. We speculate on some of the reasons we may be seeing what we're seeing and ways that one can protect themselves from falling victim to the cootie invasion.

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Running Time: 01:00:49

Download: MP3 — 55.3 MB

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MindMatters: Whole Lotta Crazy: Diagnosing Political Ideologies

Today we return to Chapter 5 of Andrew Łobaczewski's groundbreaking work Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes to discern the impact of various ideologies on everyday life, and how dangerous delusions and deviant individuals can warp them into something barely recognizable, culminating in the social system Lobaczewski calls 'pathocracy'. We discuss Lobaczewski's prescient insights concerning how to discern the original contents of the ideology from its pathological counterpart, as well as the various roles this diseased counterpart plays in a progressively deteriorating society.

Running Time: 00:52:43

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Cloud Lightning

Extreme Heat Dominates Headlines, But Rollercoaster Weather Should Worry us Most - What's Going on?

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Snow fell across parts of Germany on May 5th 2019.
As parts of Europe enter a second heatwave this summer and battle wildfires to the drumbeat of weather warnings and climate change alarm, other parts of the world look on in envy as they shiver in their summer shorts.

Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands have just beaten an all-time heat record. The UK is set to do the same. France did it last month, but could come close again this week. Portugal has just brought one wildfire under control, and warns of a "very high" risk of more, as are Spain and Italy.

But earlier in July, Germany and the Netherlands hit a record-low night-time temperature of under -1 C, and Switzerland was a few degrees colder than its summer averages.

All the while Moscow is getting soaked with rain in a July that's set to become the coldest in over 40 years. We asked climate and weather experts what's going on.


Tiananmen Redux? West Pushing Baba Beijing to Send PLA Into Hong Kong

Note before starting: when writing 'CIA', or more correctly, the CIA-complex, I include all the West's spy agencies, among them MI6 (UK), DGSE (France), BND (Germany), ASIS (Australia), etc.; their Ministries of Foreign Affairs, embassies; thousands of front NGOs, which are financed by the above and by billionaire global capitalists, such as George Soros and Pierre Omidyar. We can also include NATO and its military contractors, the West's government-managed 'free press', as well as transnational corporations, which are full of CIA non-official covers (NOCs), not to mention global and local organized crime cartels, who do a lot of their black ops. It's all one big Frankenstein family, raping and plundering the world's human and natural resources, while making the 99% - you and me - poorer and poorer.
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On July 1st, 1997 Britain finally renounced its 110-year colonial control over Hong Kong (HK). Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping had hammered out the Basic Law, which set the course for China's reintegrated Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The concept was a novel one, One Country, Two Systems, which was to last for 50 years, until 2047. It stipulates that Hong Kong is an inseparable part of China, over which the Mainland has the ultimate right to make all necessary administrative and policy decisions, but the SAR would have a high degree of independence in its legislature and judiciary. On that day, the PLA took over all of Britain's military properties on the territory's islands and on the mainland of HK, in Kowloon and New Territories. There are 1-2 divisions of PLA troops there (about 9,000), including small naval and air force detachments. They stay put, raising and lowering the Chinese flag every day and doing military drills to stay sharp. I've never seen a PLA soldier on Hong Kong's streets, so they must change into their civvies when they leave their bases.