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Thursday, March 31, 2022

We Toast John Ford

A Toast...

Hear again: I make this toast 
to he who "waits" to rot or roast...
He who's stripped all civil rights
by criminals... as is their "right."
...One we've left to willful predators... 
lawyers, doctorsbad faith creditors! 
Those who smiled and took his home; 
those who labeledshoved him prone!  
Those who "represented" him, 
and in so doing—did him in!
Those who, even, drove him crazy—
terrified, then scared you lazy! 
Masters of their obfuscations, 
lying with foul osculations, 
the darkest of the glad dark lords—
those who torture our John Ford!
Yes! They make him out a killer 
(...likely them with bloody hands...), 
and they keep John Ford in lock-down 
as if HE'S the guilty man! 
"They," say that Ford's a horror 
"who's been brought to lawful heel." 
...Though, they say (and do!) 
a lot of things... 
like lie and cheat or steal!
John is more than metaphor, 
brought to heel and on the floor... 
awash in "water" to his nose—
stripped of all but prison clothes!
He'll lay awake for hearing screams 
of those bereft their cherished dreams. 
Humanity is muted—dulled, 
wishes washed away... annulled.
Honored goals sans all potential, 
a victim of the influential; 
very lost and all alone—
to lay awake...
...hear cell-block moans...
Perhaps the inmates slap him down 
and treat him like a snitch! 
Perhaps a few've gone "all the way," 
to use him like their bitch! 
Perhaps his life's in danger 
from assassins in the shadow
John Ford must live a hell on earth, 
we're thinking, but we can't know...
...Unless, of course, YOU "fall afoul" 
to ask the "man" a question, 
but the answer's "inconvenient" 
so he prosecutes aggression!
Then, it's YOU to wear Ford's shoes... 
to walk his tortured mile. 
Then it's You who shall not matter, 
stripped of substance, grace—defiled. 
Then it's you the "misbegotten" 
the one betrayed and then *forgotten* 
...held apart to suffer hugely... 
played a fool like tools and stooges...
...Still...we toast Ford's, hapless, innocence... 
We toast this person fallen! 
We toast John Ford—and others—
who are WRONGED and forced chapfallen...
We toast these persecuted. 
We toast them one and all—
the ones who have the strength to spit, 
Forced down on knees to crawl. 
We toast courageous Johnny Ford, 
I curse, revealed, his dark realm lords. 
I'd toast the light a trial brings, 
and toast he wins... wins... everything!
We toast this dissolution 
of corrupt machines and boards; 
We toast a grand new future 
where, at last, John Ford's restored!
We toast to lost indifference
We toast the truth be told! 
We toast this confirmation 
of injustice we behold!
We toast with ardent fervor 
if John slips beneath their waves, 
that his plight is heard by "power"...
Those still free to hear this rave!
Ford's been wronged a long, long time.
...Remains that he is us.
It's two decades and some change.
Release, as HE is US!!
We toast the few supporting him; 
We toast that there'll be more! 
We toast that Ford's triumphant... 
...And Yes! Restored and... more!

Rewarded, even! 

Restore John Ford!

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Political Rebranding As Duplicitous Lifestyle

Political Rebranding 
As Duplicitous Lifestyle
by Alfred Lehmberg

There may be nowhere to constructively “run.” There may be no political “reinvention.” There may be no governmental “3rd way.” There may even be no being politically “independent,” or even the existential entertainment of a serious, if nascent, “third party” in an American political reality. Constitutional Conservative? Tea Party? Never Trumpers? All these ever do is get the wrong guy elected.  

This is but what the GOP does to divorce itself from its ever-fulsome failures. Failures? 

Failures like Nixon, Reagan, The Bush pair, and then mob boss TЯUMP. These fatuously fail, let the Dems save the corporeal day, steal the next election, and then repeat its pre-purposed failure, obstructing all the way in the policylessness of culture war... but always effusively denying the factual history of crime and hypocrisy committed in the name of the Party for an autocratic, psychotic... and then re-invented God (Prosperity Jesus?), to double down on that past failure... rewarding few at the dire expense of the many!

We're a two-party affair, presently, additional parties are only parasites on the bodies of their hosts, weakening one or the other.  ...And “centrism”? That's a laugh if a sad one! 

Can the reader even imagine that David Brooks touted and so then mythical political centrist of his storied yore? “Yeah… sometimes I vote no school lunches and sometimes I vote the kids can eat… you know, for BALANCE”! That’s just not a thing.

No, there is no blame for “Both Sides,” only one side, if one is fair. “Both Sides,” is an invented Brooksian distortion for the fatter cat and its corporate reptiles so they can all read something duplicitously uplifting in the New York Times. 

No, no both sides, only both-sider-isms. Yes.

There is only both-sides fallacious “ism”… an especially obnoxious “ism” cooked up by the most deplorably fascistic people* on the planet to justify their psychopathy, legislate their intolerance, promote their social psychosis, provide for the legitimization of their racism and color supremacy, and legislate their cruel bigotries, sexual and otherwise! That's the plan, and there is (and has been) no foul mendaciousness that this “side” won't sink to, to secure it... no Commandment it won't break! The evidence is there and stark! So stark that it requires no citation.

It gets worse. It would have to, given the conservative’s revolting tactics, and those “tactics” gladly employed by the GOP for decades.

An example? Well, how about their faux accusations of a fatuous and wholly ludicrous “liberal intolerance”? You know, for the regressive proclivities of their mad God-given “Conservatism,” to start! Conservatives forget that they have unconscionably and even criminally maligned those same progressive liberals as America-hating sexual predators and baby-eating Satan Worshipers, by and large, in a lurid if ironic projection one suspects—without so much as a punch-back from offended Dems! 

Democrats loathe punching down, one supposes. Their opposition thrives on it! 

These liberals have been, if altogether baselessly, decried for spurious decades… and to this day, the reader is reminded! To this day and ever apart from ALL evidence!

Remains, the libs can stand tall, still, because none of that diseased wing-nut slander or mendacious libel is REMOTELY true! Really! 

None.  Of.  It! 

Consider... how far did the right ever get to bringing Hillary Clinton down after spending half a billion dollars in 30 years trying to do just that, grabbing the first thing pulled from the air? Such unconscionable waste!

Moreover, liberals can clearly point out that the ballyhooed “intolerance” accused by the whining and whinging conservatives is as misidentified, misused, and misappropriated as is their concept of “patriotism”! See, it’s NOT liberal intolerance! No. How can it be?

Consider this. How is the one who truly aspires to an ascendant, sane, sentient, and socially constructive world view comport herself when confronted with the regressive, insane, insentient, and anti-social opposition we've outlined? In other words, how is this person expected to be tolerant of, say, those openly friendly to the avowed enemies of the United States? How does one countenance, allow for, or incorporate that unconscionable?

Then, how does one get consensus with the glad sexual bigot happy to legislate on the vaginas of complete strangers, unmindful and uncaring of the personal circumstances vexing these people—including rape and incest, all while promoting a systemization providing for the fulsome lack of reproductive health care, as regards those aforementioned vaginas, in the first place

Consider, then, the looming accusations regarding Florida's public school teachers! It's proclaimed they are sexually abusing their students, by way of sentient sex education, vis a vis Governor DeSantis' senselessly toothsome “Don't Say Gay” bill! How does one “make nice” with the person down for that spurious accusation? No... the lack of respect for "personhood" is stupifying, insulting, and horrific in implication. How does one just abide such as summarized? 

Revealed! How does one tolerate the conservative’s easy complacency with regard to our befouled air and water, faith-based religious reactions to evolving communicable diseases, and obvious climate change looming like a rushing freight? How does one sit and break bread with conservatives senselessly voting against their own best interests to elect persons only ever interested in autocracy, authoritarianism, the death of Democracy, but that further enrichment of the plutocratic wolves of the societally parasitic 1%?  One reads where Koch Enterprises still trades with Putin's Russia...

All this, while promoting the “errant Religulous stupid” to exacerbate worsening slave’s wages, unaffordable housing, and nonexistent health care! Actualized, the death of Social Security and Medicare, the manufacture of an unprotected and defenseless citizenry rendered prey to unaccountable transnationals or domestic corporate reptiles, already gravid with racism... a new serf class willing to do anything for anything… and all supported by the rankest Nazism? How does one get “halfway” to any of that?

How is one expected to be in the same room with, say, the glad and unrepentant white supremacist? Finally, where is that progressively extended wish for civility, cooperation, and consensus not taken for weakness by the right—virulently attacked for same by the opposition outlined, that opposition, of course, not remotely interested in consensus or cooperation, at the start? 

"Centrist" Obama provided for every example of this in HIS eight-year slog with that same disingenuous “opposition.” He wanted to work with them and they gave him the finger. Cut and print.

Another example? Consider the constructive concepts of a sensible “political correctness” of the golden rule, “woke” consciousness leading to sensible conscience, or even a “critical race theory” exploring how racism might be institutionalized and codified... cooked into the DNA of our Nation and so therefore much more resistant to be able to change from it! Worth a look and the aspiration for same, eh?  

But, no! These are all sentient initiatives distorted and weaponized by the “right” to cement their unconstructive, futureless, and democracy-withering racist autocracies! Verily, these Conservative initiatives to degrade, deride, and otherwise defile constructive liberal initiatives of good faith defy any toleration, actually. No… This writer points out that there can be no toleration of rabies, either!

Better political minds than this writer’s (lookin’ at you, DG&BG!) further point out that there can be no "both sides" to the Edmund Pettus bridge! See, one “side” of working United States citizens wanted to vote unmolested in free and fair elections. The other “side” was opposed to that. Where is the “middle” ground? Where is that sensible center? Where are Both sides at fault?

Clearly! They haven’t and they DON’T! 

One side MAY be flawed, honored reader, but the other side is decidedly FUBAR, a morass of mythical bigotries and so wholly unrecognizable as a political entity of competence, reasonability, and sanity that belief ” is wholly buggered! Subsequently, it handily and certifiably disqualifies itself from all governance down to “road-kill guy”—so must be removed from the body politic like a burst appendix… and for the same reasons! Voted out, impeached, or arrested and charged!

As has been pointed out before by the alluded to Driftglass: if the reader looks around the bus they’re on and the barechested driver is wearing buffalo horns and sports a TЯUMP back tattoo… if there are Nazis to the left of you or supremacists to the right… if there’s a low chant of “blood” and “soil” thrumming busily around you like toxic gas? Well, you might be, like your chosen company or troop, a conscious-less traitor and conscience-less drooling prolapse of a human being, yourself

Take a different bus. Save yourself... and the rest of us.

See, and ironically, “Intolerance” is what YOU are, have been, and will continue to be! Newt “trained” you and Rush fed you the toxic ammunition! That ammunition is still funded and forthcoming by the likes of Mr. Koch, Sean, Laura, and Tucker! 

See, you are the obstacle to humanity’s aspiration to greatness! Your claim to the higher moral ground, moreover, is as ludicrous as it is unsupportable and as tedious as it is hypocritical! That’s plain as a face’s nose… you know, that thing you’d cut off for happy spite just to “own the libs”

No Lipstick for pigs. Porcine is as porcine does. We know this. Indubitably! You're the owned snowflake!

Resolved: “Conservatives” are the problem, the dysfunction, and they must shoulder the lion’s share of the blame for all our woes! More lipstick is righteously denied. 

Centrism’s both-sidery? It’s a craven and self-interested money-loving so pecuniary lie of miscreants, cheats, and scurvy thieves. Pigs and lipstick, remember? Besides! They admit this, themselves! [28 million and change, hits!]

See, this is what you can do, believing the baseless rumors while ignoring the cited facts, with your invented Prosperity Jesus' glabrous indulgences, eh? All that’s said mindful of a certain political correctness while aspiring to be as woke as a big bag of French dark roast! This writer spits in that triggered eye and charges for the wash!

It can even, reader, be boiled down all the way to the flawed if sensible... and its inexplicably honored opposition... the wholly insensible, wildly inconsistent, markedly hypocritical, decidedly racist and anti-science, baldly bigoted and anti-American, then even treasonous... opposition! Or, that with which the centrist would have us find "common ground..."

Critical Race Theory? That’s but a truth we’re all going to have to embrace... better sooner than later, n'est ce pas? All that said? 

Gylany! Learn it. Know it. Live it. Love it! Restore John Ford! Read on!
*Newt Gingrich & ilk, David Brooks & ilk, Rush Limbaugh & ilk, a plethora of wing-nut billionaires of descending magnitude, the whole of the GOP, FOX News, OAN, NewsMax, ...this list is interminable... and consummately vile.

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Errol Bruce-Knapp, of UFO UpDates, Strange Days — Indeed, the Virtually Strange Network... ...and the coiner of the expression &qu...