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Sunday, 22 July 2018

22 July 2018. Things That Don’t Go Bump in the Night

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There are two descriptors going the routes that are pure bullshit. One is “Cultural Marxist”; the other is “Antifa”. Neither one corresponds to reality; people shouldn’t use either.

Let’s take the first one. I’m a leftist, a Christian Marxist to be precise. I can attest that Cultural Marxism is a total and utter fabrication, an imaginary construct of the Ruling Establishment. Virtually all of those labelled Cultural Marxists are in academe, not in real life at all. Most real Marxists want nothing to do with the cultural anarchy proposed by these sorts. Mind you, I believe that we should leave people alone and not legally persecute them for their choices. However, that isn’t the same as approving societal anarchy and labelling it “good”. The so-called Cultural Marxists are mostly university-bound Ivory Tower domeheads with no influence on real-world Marxists such as Comrades Zyuganov and Xi (or on real-world leftists in general). People will do what they’ll do and we shouldn’t give them legal penalties to punish them for their choices unless they actually hurt others or use force to coerce others into their practises. I’ll assert that most “non-traditional sexual minorities” (to use Patriarch Kirill’s careful and non-judgemental phraseology) don’t hurt anyone else nor do they coerce others to follow them. We should leave them be and let them live their lives in peace. If they show proper decorum, and respect other’s contrary choices, what’s there to complain about? That goes for all parties on all sides of the question, of course.

Antifa supposedly describes the Anti-fascist Left. As a real-life anti-fascist leftist, I can attest that it doesn’t go bump in the night, either. It’s a straw-man, an imaginary will o’ the wisp. It conceals the fact that a good deal of the Radical Right is, indeed, organised and disciplined. It posits a notional left that’s equally organised and disciplined (I wish that were so, but it isn’t, sadly enough). I can assure you that most leftists never heard of Antifa until it appeared in the media about a year ago. I certainly didn’t. None of my acquaintances and associates did either. There was no such organisation, nor was there any such real-life group calling itself thus until the label first appeared in the media. It’s utter bullshit from top to bottom; it’s complete moonshine from stem to stern. I wish that we leftists were as organised as some of the Radical Right is. I truly do, it’d mean that we might be able to fight the oligarchs and their Upper Middle minions and attack-dogs more effectively. However, an organised and disciplined movement called “Antifa” doesn’t exist, nor is there any indication that it’d arise anytime soon (or anytime later, for that matter).

Don’t let the Establishment and the Right label us. Explain things to those who might listen, pay no heed to the invincibly ignorant, and oppose the actual Radical Right (the smallest group of the three I just mentioned). Just because someone reposts Radical Right material doesn’t mean that they’re Radical Righties themselves. Have a care and show some charity and discernment. Don’t turn real and potential friends into implacable and hardened enemies… that’s the real intent of the Ruling Establishment assholes who invented the trashy “Cultural Marxist” and “Antifa” concepts in the first place (it’s divide et impera at its finest). Keep it focused and sweet.

BMD

Friday, 20 October 2017

20 October 2017. What “Conservatism” Brings in Its Wake… Why No Decent Person Can Espouse It

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American Conservatism is one of the more objectively evil and positively destructive ideologies on offer. Destruction hangs like a pall all over the Northeast. The Albany region is the last gasp of the prosperity that “trickles out” from the Boswash Corridor. To the west of us, starting with Amsterdam, it looks like a war took place. A war DID take place. It was a war of the rich against the rest of us. To maximise their personal gain, they closed down vibrant industries and killed numberless communities and brought pain and beggary into millions of homes. They moved industries to compliant Third World countries and to former slaver Southern states in the USA, where they run actual sweatshops. They don’t invest in much of the USA… for that’d mean that they’d have to pay real wages and follow real regulations (even with a weakened regimen, most American regulations aren’t the Oligarch’s Bonanza Paradise of Indonesia, Mexico, and the Cayman Islands or of the neo-Confederate Kleptocracies of Texas and South Carolina).

These people feed upon the people’s misery. They don’t give a good goddamn for their fellow-man. The Republicans amongst them congratulate themselves on their “Pro-Life” stance. Isn’t that satanic and diabolic? They bloat fat on profits earned by sweating American prisoners paid less than Chinese coolie wages (the USA is the world leader in imprisonment), but they bleat about “saving babies”… whilst smiling at drone attacks, proxy wars, the Gitmo Gulag, the DHS Gestapo, and violence from racist police (not all cops are racists… but the rightwing coddles the racists amongst them). None dare call it duplicitous and malevolent…

However, that war isn’t over yet… I repeat… a spectre DOES haunt Mar-a-Lago. Reality WILL take its due.

BMD

Monday, 5 December 2016

5 December 2016. Trump Isn’t the Antichrist… He’s the Big Kahuna of a Bandit Band

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Most of the stuff out there is incoherent shit. The Trump administration is shaping up to a ragbag miscellany with plenty of holes, not a monolithic whole. Donald likes to incite dispute amongst underlings so that he can be the fixer and final boss. Various politicians have used this tactic… FDR did… Hitler did. It’s not going to be a dictatorship, kids. Trump is Berlusconi, not Hitler. It’s going to be more of a Banana Republic than the Third Reich. Donald is a juvenile brat, not a psychopath. Mostly, he wants people to leave him alone to strut about and boast… that’s why many abroad feel that he’ll stop most adventuring by the neocons (and why many prefer him to Chilly Hilly). Nevertheless… he’s not a fascist… he’s not a Hitler. He’s a self-preening and strutting Mussolini (without Benito’s good points)… he’s a failed casino manager who couldn’t make known cash-cows work. He’s the Big Kahuna of a bandit band… not the Antichrist. It’s going to be bad, but not evil. Keep your wits about you… neither he nor his crowd are the sharpest knives in the drawer.

BMD

Saturday, 2 April 2016

2 April 2016. Political Cartoonists Give Us Three Reasons Why American “Conservatism” is EVIL

00 Dana Summers. Affluenza. 2015 311215

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00 Pat Bagley GOP Freedom of Worship 2014 311215

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00 Steve Sack. The North Carolina Hoo-Hoo Inspector. 2016

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The first cartoon illustrates “The rich are above the law”. The second illustrates “The rich deserve our worship and adoration”. The third illustrates “Freedom from government regulation… except for those who disagree with us or those whom we consider outcasts”. All of these are basic tenets of American “conservatism”. There’s a reason I oppose the sludge spouted by the late William F Buckley, Pat Buchanan, and Donald Trump… I know that I’m not alone. The Good Lord loves HAPPY WARRIORS. Oppose godless “conservatism” with all your might but don’t hate… God loves John Whiteford and Rod Dreher… He wants them to turn from their Mammon-crazed sin and live. Pray for your enemies… we’re Christians, that’s what we do. However, as we pray for them, we still oppose and fight them with all our might… that’s the way of things. Godlessness dressed in the vesture of “religion” is the most noxious and most corrosive of all evils… do reflect on that…

Keep the faith and #Feel the Bern…

BMD

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