Monday

We are all pagans in the end.

Walpurgis Night derives from an ancient Teutonic holiday when the arrival of spring was celebrated with nocturnal bonfires.  In Germany, birch boughs are placed on doors to protect homes from sorcery.  Fires and torches of rosemary and juniper are lit, and according to legend, witches may be seen riding broomsticks across the sky.

What's this got to do with you and me?

Our roots baby, that's all I'm trying to show you here is that our roots are a natural religion, one that doesn't need a Jesus or Mohammad to get us into ever-after.  A truth bigger than god Himself, a truth that doesn't discriminate on color of skin.  A truth that frees us of the church lie!   For, I totally believe with all my piss, shit, and honey, that before we can go forward as a people, we have to go back to our garlic-in -the-doorway past, before the scene of the crime, dancing in circles, holding hands, waving wands....

We are all pagans in the end.

                                    From the Dreams of Eso Terry 

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It is widely believed that Christianity spread because it was a great idea desperately needed in a wold devoid of hope and faith.  Indeed, the myth says that Christianity was such a great idea that it caught on like wildfire in a lost world barren of spiritual enlightenment and crying out "like a voice in the wilderness."  It is further maintained that Christianity spread because of the "martyrdom" of its adherents, which purportedly so impressed a number of the early Church fathers that they cast off their Pagan roots to join the "true faith."  In reality, Christianity was a new and surprising concept, and the impression of the ancient world given in this story is incorrect, as the ancient cultures possessed every bit of wisdom, righteousness and practically everything else found in Christianity.

Like so much else about Christianity, the claims of its rapid spread are largely mythical.  In reality, in some places it took many blood-soaked centuries before its opponents and their lineage had been sufficiently slaughtered so the Christianity could usurp the reigning ideology.  Pagan Europeans and others fought it tooth and nail, in an epic and heroic effort to maintain their own cultures and autonomy, in the face of an onslaught by those whom the Pagans views as "idiots" and "bigots."

The people didn't willingly give up the faith of their ancestors, which they considered essential to the proper functioning of the earth's cycles.  They had their own hope of immortality and their own ethic, in many ways a kinder ethic than that of Christianity, which was imposed on them by force.  Justinian obtained 70,000 conversions in Asia Minor by methods that were so cruel that the subject populations eventually adopted Islam in order to rid themselves of the rigors of Christian rule.  As a rule, heathen folk resisted Christianity as long as they could, even after their rulers had gone over to the new faith for its material rewards....
The Christian Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold, Acharya S
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Dalai Damn It!

If frantic activity is aimed at satisfying one's personal ambitions, and if in the process one exhausts oneself and ruins one's health, this is tantamount to destroying oneself for nothing.
Daily Advice from the Heart, Dalai Lama

Saturday

Truth in advertising, who shives of git? P.T. Barnum did!

Truth in advertising, who shives of git?  P.T. Barnum did!
Take for example on this day in 1884.  P.T. Barnum had been looking for an animal to match the box office success he had achieved with Jumbo the Elephant and had been intrigued by the legendary sacred white elephants of the Far East.  he purchased one, and on this day in 1884 the beast, named Toung Taloung, arrived from Burma on a steamer in New York City Harbor.  Rather than the pure milk-white color that Barnum had advertised, the animal was a dirty gray except for a few light pink spots and pink eyes.  The animal was a commercial flop; Barnum was roasted in the press; and his leading circus rival, Adam Forepaugh, soon began drawing large crowds with his own elephant, which was pure white.  An investigative reporter, Alexander Kenealy, snuck into the animal's enclosure and washed paint off its body with a wet sponge.  Rather
than publishing, Kenealy sold the information to Barnum, who then blasted the news across the country. 
Speaking of False Advertisement, how about this ditty:  Cigarette commercials -- shit, I want a cigarette writing about cigarette -- have been notorious for having Fox-News Foreshadowing doctors in white coats tell you why their brand is safer.   In the 60' even kids cartoons puffed away.  In one Flintstones Cartoon Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, and Wilma, are puffing away and extolling the virtues of the tobacco brand sponsoring their show: "Winstons taste good," said a satisfied Fred, "like a cigarette should." Of course, baseball hero Mickey Mantle pitched the brand that eventually killed him:  Camel.  Shit, even Santa loved to smoke in commercials back in the fifties.  Unfortunately, the government said enough is enough, and cigarette commercials were banned from TV.  And so, what did the advertisers do to keep you salivating for more?   They went underground.   And there is not a better example of this than the Italian Stallone Porn Star, Sylvester "Rocky/Rambo" Stalone (who really did get his first acting gig in a porn movie, but failed to mention that at the Republican National Conventions he attended.... or did he?  Anyway, what a f-in bastard that Stalone is/was, for on this day in 1983, he agreed to place cigarette products in his films for a substantial fee.   Here is the letter Stalone wrote to Bob Kovoloff of the Associated Film Promotion company:

     Dear Bob:
        As discussed, I guarantee that I will use Brown & Williamson tobacco products in no less
     than five feature films.
        It is my understanding that Brown & Williamson will pay a fee of $500,000.00.
        Hoping to hear from you soon:

                                                                                                          Sincerely,
                                                                                                Sylvester Stallone

Can you say Product Placement boys-and-girls?

Friday

Kennedy Secret Society Speech, why today?

On this day in 1773 the British Parliament passes the Tea Act, giving the East India Company a monopoly on the American tea trade.  Seeing this as another example of taxation tyranny, colonist later organized the Boston Tea Party--an early act of defiance in the American independence movement.

Another act of defiance happened on this day in 1961 when president John F Kennedy warned us of a "Secret Society" that wants to control things behind the scenes.   Isn't it ironic that he gave this speech to the Newspaper Publishers Association in New York city?  Why did he give this to the press?  Whatever the reason, there is no doubt that our free press is under an assault with the likes of Hate Radio Lies, Fox Right-Wing News, and Donald Trump calling anything he doesn't agree with as "fake news" and 30's of the voting public agreeing with him.   The Republicans know they have been playing with fire since the days when Rush Limbaugh was allowed to get away with all the lies and hate and then Fox News slanting everything to make them look like Angels and Democrats, Devils.  At first, these lying bastards were funny, but now they have us chasing our own tails wondering what is true.   If there is a Secret Society, isn't that the way they want it?

I for one still believe truth will come, and hopefully soon.


The Speech:



“The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know. For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed-- and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First (emphasized) Amendment-- the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution-- not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and sentimental, not to simply "give the public what it wants"--but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold educate and sometimes even anger public opinion. This means greater coverage and analysis of international news-- for it is no longer far away and foreign but close at hand and local. It means greater attention to improved understanding of the news as well as improved transmission. And it means, finally, that government at all levels, must meet its obligation to provide you with the fullest possible information outside the narrowest limits of national security... And so it is to the printing press--to the recorder of mans deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news-- that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.”










Funny, or is it?  That on this date in 1898, Albert J. Beveridge ("Beveridge the Brilliant") gave his famous speech stating that the US should go to war with anyone we wanted to in the pursuit of profits.  On this very same day in 1927,  he died.

So who was this masked-man anyway?  Well, he was a prominent Imperialist of his day.   He also campaigned for a new Navy that was designed not to protect the US, but to take over other countries that weren’t white because he truly believed that people-of-color were inferior.  In 1901, Beveridge became chairman of the senate committee on territories, in which he argued against statehood for New Mexico and Arizona because they contained too large a population of Hispanics and Native Americans, who Beveridge believed were ungovernable.








Thursday

April 26 Shakespeare Baptized Day




Yeah!  It is April 26th, finally! That special day of the year when Christians like me celebrate Shakespeare's Christening.  That's right folks, there are real records showing that William Shakespeare was christened on this day in 1564.   To date, however, the question still remains:  did the guy who was christened this day in 1564 really write all those fabulous plays?   Seems highly unlikely since the Shakespeare I speak-ith of was of humble ordinary means, yet, seemed to have a keen in-site into the world of the upper 1% of his day.  This is to say, that he was not only in command of great English for his time, he also knew the inner-workings of the royal court, and had traveled to a number of foreign countries of which he wrote?

Most scholars and smarties like me, agree that the Shakespeare we know was probably paid handsomely to keep his mouth shut while someone else used his name in writing the great works, but whoever could this have been? Was it:

Sir Francis Bacon: This eminent philosopher and statesman and attorney to the Queen?

Earl of Oxford: Edward de Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford, an aristocrat and educated Elizabethan gentleman, as well as a sought-after patron of the arts?

Christopher Marlowe: a highly talented playwright and, as a contemporary of Shakespeare, was in the right place at the right time to have written the works?

So, which man-about-town was it?  Well, how about this: it wasn’t a man... What?... but a woman.  As painful as it is for men to believe this, a woman is the most likely suspect given the fact that any man would have gained by revealing his identify, but a woman, burned to the stake for being a witch.

The woman I speak of is Amelia Bessano Lanier, a coverso (clandestine Jew) and illegitimate daughter of an Italian born, Elizabethan court musician.

Along with the family theatrical background, Lanier was also a known mistress of a cousin of Queen Elizabeth I and so knew the inner-circle of the Queen’s court.

Conversely, in The Taming of The Shrew, there are characters named Alfonso (her husbands name) and Baptista (her late father’s name.

Yes, another male lie.

Marlowe or Shakespeare?


On this day in 1986, an explosion and fire at the No. 4 reactor of Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine resulted in a nuclear meltdown sending radioactivity into the atmosphere.  Considered the worse meltdown to date, the town of Chernobyl is still a ghost town.  The Russian government lied to the people in the area stating that the damage was minimal.   It wasn’t.

Meanwhile, on that same day in 1986 another meltdown was occurring on the other side of the world as Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver, niece of President John F. Kennedy, in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

And on this day in 1936: 7000 unemployed joined in a mass demonstration to pressure legislators to provide a relief program for the many jobless around the country; the government’s answer?  Send in the police, they’re communist!

Some were, but not all.  Some were socialist and others, just unemployed workers who had had enough of a system that abused their labor for the top 1% to live as they pleased with no acknowledgment that their good-fortune was built on the backs of the working class.  This group was known as the Poor People’s Allegiance.  It scared the shit out of the rich bastards too and had to be stopped.  The poor people were demanding their share of the pie.

It took awhile, but out of this protest we eventually got the Wealth Tax Act and Social Security Act as a way to push back on the Commie Bastards looking for a true representative government.  Today the Republicans would have you believe that this Social Security Act was forced down on the people from a liberal government.  The truth is, sheeples, the Social Securty Act was a bottom up benefit we had to fight for, and the only reason the “liberal” government gave it to us was to protect the top 1% from the Socialist movement the people were demanding.

There’s nothing liberal about this country.   Let them keep using our name in vain for they will be getting a real “liberal” government to counteract their Right Wing Lies made to keep us down.  It’s coming to a head and the big zit is about to pop.   The two-conservative-party system is coming to an end and this leftist punk can’t wait.

Dr. TVBoogie







Wednesday

Crosswords and Cross worlds

It's funny how when something is put into thought, it becomes accessible to us all.   Take for instance WWII and the Crossword Panic of May 1944.  The Allied Forces were planning the liberation of France by landing in Normandy.  The operation was called "Operation Overlord."  Top Secret.   So, you can imagine how nuts the British secret service were when they noticed that crossword puzzles printed in the Daily Telegraph newspaper contained a surprisingly large number of words that were code-names relating to the coming invasion.  The answers to two clues were "Utah" and "Omaha"-- names that had been given to beaches in Normandy where American troops were to disembark.   Shortly afterwards, crosswords were published containing the answers "Mulberry," the code-name for the floating harbor, and "Neptune," a code-name for naval support.

At first, security agents were tempted to dismiss the whole matter as coincidence, but when a clue was given referring to a "Big-Wig," with the answer "Overlord," they began to worry that the crossword was somehow being used to warn the Germans.  Two officers were duly dispatched to interview the crossword compiler--a fifty-four-year-old teacher name Lenard Dawe.  After some close questioning, the agents became convinced that Dawe had no knowledge of the impending landings, and that his clues and their answers had indeed been a series of strange coincidence.

On this day in 1945, Soviet and American troops met at the River Elbe cutting Germany in two.  WWII was over and the Cold War had begun. 

Lenard Dawe
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On 25 April 1001, the count of Aviemore, tired after a day of hunting, decided to spend the night in a rustic hut.  In the middle of the night he was awakened by servants and friends frightened by strange flashes, who urged the hunters to flee with them, fearing a forest fire.  He decided not to run away with his companions but to cautiously study the strange phenomenon.  Heading for the place where the flashes came from, the Count realized that there was no fire or burning trees, but a strange light.  Among the flashes he saw a beautiful lady, whom he took to be the Virgin Mary.

A farmer named Nicholas, nicknamed Strazzacappa, who was going to work, saw the vision as well and reportedly heard a request from the apparition for a place of worship to be erected there.  The case received publicity and a small chapel built at the spot became a center of pilgrimage.  After a few years the Verginiani, led by William of Vercelli, settled there.  When they merged with the Cistercians, the now famous monastery passed to the care of these monks.  The church was elevated to the dignity of basilica by Pope Paul VI on 31 May 1978.


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Debunked:   Woman Farmer seen in Spain is Not Donald Trump! 

 

Or, is she?....



Tuesday

Traditionally, Saint Mark's Eve is a time for divining the future.  According to the folklore of the English countryside, any young woman wishing to see her future lover should fast from sunset.  She should then prepare a cake containing salt, wheat meal, and barley meal.  Her true love will come to the house during the night and turn the cake.

Other tales for Saint Mark's Eve go like this:  Sit in the church porch on St. Mark's Eve. Those sitting had to keep silent between the bell tolling at 11.00 p.m. until the bell struck 1.00 a.m.  In Yorkshire it was necessary to keep vigil for three successive nights.  On the third such sitting, it was said that the ghosts of those to die during the year would be witnessed passing into the church. This practice took place throughout England, but was most prevalent in northern and western counties

Some accounts of the custom state that the watchers must be fasting, or must circle the church before taking up position. The ghosts of those who were to die soon would be the first observed, while those who would almost see out the year would not be witnessed until almost 1.00 a.m.  Other variations of the superstition say that the watchers would see headless or rotting corpses, or coffins approaching. Another tradition holds that a young woman can see the face of her future husband appear on her smock by holding it before the fire on St Mark's Eve.

Whatever the story, it is pretty obvious that the pagans were trying to make sense out of the artificial religion forced on them and it wasn't working.   Or maybe, just maybe, weird things do happen in a church on this eve?    Boo.

 In Halberstadt, Saxony, Germany on this day in 1547 a black ball-shaped object was seen, apparently "emerging from the middle of the moon" and flying fast towards the North.
Wonders in the Sky, pg. 150

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And yet, another example of Orwelianism in News reporting, this time by Fox News.... what!  No, not Fox News!  Yes, in today’s news feed you will find this headline:

Man jailed after giving middle finger to speed camera

If you read the news article, you will find that the man was jailed, not for giving the finger, but for using a device to jam the speed-detection radar.   Do you see what they are doing here?  They want you to believe a man has been arrested for using his god-given right to say “F87k You!”  When in reality, the man giving the finger to a traffic-control camera had no more meaning to the authorities than my giving the finger to Fox News has now.   Now does it!

Geez, why do I even try.  




Monday

More Liberal Dribble.

England's patron, Saint George the dragon slayer, is commemorated with parades and other festivities on this day.  Today is also a time for remembrance of the northern European hero Sigurd, another famous dragon slayer.  In ancient Rome, the Vinalia, a wine festival in celebration of Jupiter and Venus, was held annually on this date.

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On this day in 1981, agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrived at Mae Brussell's home in the rustic, seaside burg of Carmel, California, to find out what she knew about a conspiracy to assassinate President Ronald Reagan.  What is very interesting indeed, by today's news that is, is that the FBI did so by the suggestion of then, U.S. attorney, Rudy Giuliani.  Yes, the lawyer Donald Trump has hired to prove his innocents in the Golden Shower story where Donald Trump had a woman pee on him in a Russian hotel, which Putin, the Dictator Leader of Russia, has threatened to bring out in the open if Donald Trump doesn't do whatever he wants.

So, who was Mae Brussell, you ask?   Well, she was a truth seeker from the early 60's until the mid 80's who researched everything from the Kennedy assignation to the Neo Cons planting of Charles Manson in the news to discredit the "hippy movement."   Yes, she believed and had evidence that Charles Manson was created by the FBI to stop the Socialistic movement of the youth, which scared the shit out of the 1%ers of the day.  Charles Manson had spent most of his life in a prison and was no peace, love, Alice Cooper guy whatsoever.   He was a righting, racist, Nazis, make-America Great again type who the FBI setup with money to do his crimes and become the poster child of everything wrong with the hippy movement.

Yes, and the facts she had on this Right-Wing Conspiracy was only a spec of everything she wrote about in her Conspiracy Newsletter.

If you truly want to know more about Mae, you are in luck, she did a conspiracy radio show for years, and our friends at File and Claw have published them for us to listen to, for free!  Here they are!

https://fileandclaw322.wordpress.com/mae-brussell-archive/



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And finally, I told you yesterday about how Michele Bachmann lied about Climate Change for personal gain, today, an even greater example of a Neo-Con Truth Denying has been exposed.   This time it is the Fox TV host Sean Hannity's who has been benefiting from the use of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program which he and other Neo-Cons blame for the reason people who normally wouldn't own a home, do -- also, privately when the room is all white, why they secretly blame the liberals for forcing you to sell your house to people they disprove of  based on the color of their skin or scent of their foods.  In my youth, I heard that complaint the most about liberal politicians.   "I'll sell my house to whoever I want."   Back then, thanks to HUD, people of color were buying homes in White Neighborhoods and boy did the White Supremacist hate that one.  And so, HUD, became the poster child for why the white neighborhoods were going to shit.  And so, the Neo-Con movement began, saying publicly they were for Lower Taxes.  Code Word for:  White Neighborhood. 

Back to Hannity, the heartless bastard talks bad about HUD at every chance he gets, while secretly making millions abusing their program.  

Sean Hannity linked to shell companies that spent $90M on property: report

Sunday

Michele Bachmann: Carbon Dioxide denier and the roaches!

Ishtar
The festival of Ishtar, goddess of love, sexuality, and fertility, took place in ancient Babylonia on this day.  Offerings were made to the goddess to promote healthy and fruitfulness.


Earth Day has been celebrated on this date since the early 70's.  It is a day dedicated to Gaia -- the planet, not the internet TV station with Regina Meredith.  Earth Day is real, no matter what the Right Wing Lunatics want you to believe.   At last count, the Academies of Science from 80 countries plus many scientific organizations that study climate science, around 95% of active climate researchers actively publishing climate papers endorse the consensus position that Climate Change is Real.

Still the deniers are out there, as on this day in April of 2009, Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota delivered this message from the House of Representatives:

"As a matter of fact, carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful!   But there isn't one study that can be produced that shows carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.  There isn't one study because carbon dioxide is not a harmful gas--it is a harmless gas.  Carbon dioxide is natural.  It is not harmful.  It is part of earth's life cycle."

Update:  Michele Bachmann is so evil, in 2012 she applied for a Swiss citizenship.   Yeah, another patriotic Republican Congressperson who's true interest in US politics is to confuse the truth for her own personal gain, and then take the money and run to a Climate Conscious Country.   Also worth noting, Bachmann runs a Christian Organization who was under investigation for stealing email addresses so she could mass-market parents with more Eco lies.

And again I have to ask you my dear Republican friends:  Is this really the government you want?   If so, why don't you and Michele suck the tailpipe of a Mercedes for just five-minutes and tell me carbon dioxide is safe?

Michele Bachmann: Carbon Dioxide denier.
Happy Earth Day Everyone!   Their days are numbered.   Truth is coming and they don't like it.   We are turning on the light on their lies and they are running like roaches.

You Talking To Me!


Saturday

The Scary Parallels Between Trump and Mussolini: a reincarnation story.

Finally, something we can thank the Trump Racist for:


So to all y'all folks thinking you are making the world white again by electing Donald Trump need to wake up and know this is your last hurrah for after Donald Trump, the USA will be looking for new leadership and it won't be the old fashion one-party system disguised as two parties.   No, no, Virginia, it is going to get like Italy who at last count had sixteen political parties on the ballet:

The Major Italian Parties:

Five Star Movement

League[a]

Forward Italy 

Brothers of Italy 

 Free and Equal[b]

The Minor Itlaian Parties:


What a ballot, yes.  A lot of the reasons for all these parties in Italy is that they are the remnants of the once great Roman Empire before it fell to the Christian Church and all the local folk who basically believed in helping each other in the village and dancing around fires for the earth changes, were told to stop following their instincts and believe in a religion they kind of knew was bullshit, but, wtf, everyone else did it and by not doing so you lost your job at the mill!  

Yes, bullshit religion designed to keep order for the peasants while the wealthy citizens used it's heartless organizational skills to justify bullshit wars as well as, give the poor suckers hope while the wealthy picked their pockets, starved their children, and laughed at them on summer vacations.   

Yes, the church was the death-blow to Rome and the fabric which built this unbalanced life we are living now where the top 1% have it all and the other 99% have nothing but hope in a Jesus the top 1% pretend to believe in but really don't, and so after their political prayer breakfasts and Sunday afternoon public head bows, go back to doing any nonreligious thing they want with no remorse whatsoever.

Okay, so I'm preaching to the choir, I know, I know, but stay with me.   Rome did fall to the church and the church brought it back to life as a third-world country and everything moved along okay until a dictator fascist came along and created the Italian word "Fascism," that individual was Benito Mussolini who was eventually killed by a mop of 99%er's on April 28th, 1945.  



Fortunately for Mussolini, his spirit wouldn't stay underground for long, for after a year it would reincarnate on June 14, 1946 into Donald Trump.   




The Scary Parallels Between Trump and Mussolini

 

Excerpts from the Bosworth book: Mussolini  by

 

Other more critical contemporaries noticed instead the fluctuations in Mussolini’s ideas and the way he preferred to avoid in-depth conversations, sometimes excusing himself by saying that the details should be left to the experts. Here, they discerned, was a leader more interested in imposing his will than in harmonizing his attitudes or policies. Here was a politician more interested in seeming to know than in knowing.” pg 142

He understood that a totalitarian dictator had to be, or to seem to be, expert in everything.” pg 177

Cowing the press was only one part of building a totalitarian dictatorship.” pg 177

Mussolini appointed his son-in-law as foreign minister. e.g., pg 254

Trump, of course, is infamous for his ultra-thin skin:

“… he would flick through the French press and grow enraged at any criticism of Italy and himself.” pg 272

“… there were few things which annoyed Mussolini more than overt criticism.” pg 276

This emotion [anger] had always been a prominent part of the Duce’s reaction to life .…” pg 280

Trump and Mussolini share thin-skinned ignorance combined with arrogant contempt:

The Duce’s version of permanent revolution, it was increasingly plain, was more a story of his own permanent sense that the rest of human kind was not made in this own image (an arrogance which only partially cloaked his own sense of inadequacy …).” pg 282

“… it was plain that he [Augusto Rosso] was another who feared that Ciano [son-in-law] was very young, and very inexperienced in the real world, and who knew that Mussolini did not take his professional diplomats seriously.” pg 292

In his diary, Bottai depicted a war leader whose administration grew steadily more ‘approximate’, with the Duce, a ‘man of the banner headline’ at heart, now bored by detail or discussion and preferring to ‘let things run of their own accord’.” pg 302

“… the Duce’s reaction, Bottai complained, was, ‘if things go well, take the credit; and, if they go badly, to blame others’. This, Bottai concluded, had become the real meaning of the formula: ‘Mussolini is always right.’ ” pg 303

The following speaks for itself, and speaks volumes:

From A.J.P. Taylor, quoted in Bosworth: “Fascism never possessed the ruthless drive, let alone the material strength, of National Socialism.

 Morally it was just as corrupting — or perhaps more so from its very dishonesty. 

Everything about Fascism was a fraud. The social peril from which it saved Italy was a fraud; the revolution by which it seized power was a fraud; the ability and policy of Mussolini were fraudulent. 

Fascist rule was corrupt, incompetent, empty; Mussolini himself a vain, blundering boaster without either ideas or aims.” pg 344
(End of excerpt.)

Yes, so Mussolini tried to make Italy Great Again and after it failed we have the Italy of today where less than 13% of the population consider themselves "Christian" and they now have 19 political parties.   

This will be the same fate of the USA after Benito Trump.  You wait and see, early signs can already be seen by this recent news event where

Neo-Nazis, anti-fascist groups descend on Georgia town for competing rallies

In this article, Neo-Nazis and White Supremacist will compete in Jostling sports with the National Socialist Party.  So there you have three of the new parties after Trump, others will be there too only without permits -- you go boys-and-girls, protest the protesters -- and they are members of Antifa, along with (be still my beating heart) Democratic Socialists of America and the anarchist group Workers’ Solidarity Alliance. 

 Yes a sample of the 2020 (clear vision for the first time?.... hmmmm) USA election ballot is starting to take form:

 

Republicans

Democrats

Nazis

Alt-Right

National Socialist Party

Antifa

Workers' Solidarity Alliance

Democratic Socialist of America                    

 

See y'all at the polls!

 

 

 

Friday

Revolution number 1444


So fellow workers, on this day in 1914, to end a bitter coal-miners’ strike, Colorado militiamen attacked a colony of strikers, killing dozens of men, women, and children.

When the evictions failed to end the strike, the Rockefeller interests hired private detectives that attacked the tent colonies with rifles and Gatling guns. 


In the end, the 1%ers learned a big lesson from this strike:  control all public news organizations to make union's the bad guys with lies and a few bad examples of union greed.   In the end, the unions that gave you a 40 hour workweek and medical insurance, was made to be the bad guy, and the corporate greed smuck was made to be the good guy.  

This plan has worked so well today that the minority of non-1%ers who have a decent job with medical coverage and a retirement account, simply look the other way when confronted by the reality that most of us are living paycheck to paycheck, no healthcare, retirement, as we work three jobs to make ends meet.  Which, in their mind is because of the choices we made, not the fact that the company we worked for gave their CEO a million-dollar bonus to lay us off.   

Yes, one of these days their will be a revolution.   Unfortunately, those of you who still have a decent job don't see it.   You think you are protecting your interest by voting for Ted "Hillbilly" Cruz, but you're not.  You are protecting the interest of the 1% who owe everything they have to your labor.  

Ahhh, yes, I can smell it now.   One more financial crisis and you will wake up, you wait and see. 


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On this day in 1999, two teenage gunmen kill 13 people in a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, south of Denver. At approximately 11:19 a.m., Dylan Klebold, 18, and Eric Harris, 17, dressed in trench coats, began shooting students outside the school before moving inside to continue their rampage. By 11:35 a.m., Klebold and Harris had killed 12 fellow students and a teacher and wounded another 23 people. Shortly after noon, the two teens turned their guns on themselves and committed suicide.

The kids have not been linked to white supremacy, but the fact they chose Hitler’s birthday to do this only shows that it had an influence.

In acknowledgement of that terrible day, thousands of kids across the nation have held walkouts in their schools which the NRA and Alex Jones are condemning as an assault on their gun rights.

Why do I even try?



Thursday

Two Men Arrested at Starbucks were arrogant.

Okay, you heard about the story, two black men arrested for no reason at all in Philadelphia while sitting in a Starbucks without ordering a twelve-dollar coffee.  Yes, it's bad, probably racist, and a sign of the black man-and-woman's struggle in this country for equality.  

If you read my blog, you know I'm a liberal, open minded guy who usually supports the less fortunate of us all, the only problem I have with these guys is they went into a Starbucks and sat without ordering anything!   I could never do that, shit, when in New York I usually end up buying at least 3 or 4 coffees I don't really need just to use a clean Starbucks bathroom.  Nothing in life is free, especially a city Starbucks. 

I wasn't there so don't really know, but the guys said they were waiting on some people for a business meeting.  Okay, fine, buy a f88king pastry or bottle of water at least.   What makes you think you are entitled to a free seat in a restaurant? It's not a public space, it's a private restaurant. 

Sorry, guys, I just have to call it as I see it.  

The Two Arrogant Men Who Think They Don't Have To PayFor A Seat At A Starbucks.
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From the journal of Esther Hill Hawks, April 19th, 1865

School was hardly open this morning before Mr. Hurley came in and told me that President Lincoln had been assassinated....Several of the large girls who are in classes taught by the white southern teachers, came to me, weeping bitterly and begged to be taken out of classes.  I let them go home at the same time and must watch my teachers for any expression of disloyalty.  The greatest gloom pervades the city....Minute guns have been firing nearly ever since the news came; flags are at half mast.  The colored people express their sorrow and sense of loss in many cases, with sobs and loud lamentations! No native whites are seen anywhere on the streets....For me, I am beginning to be strong in the "fatalistic theory." His work was accomplished and he is removed.  I will not doubt but God has other men and means, to finish what is yet undone!

So, who was Esther Hill Hawks, you ask?

She was unable to serve as an Army Surgeon because of her gender and so educated newly freed slaves on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. After the war, she established Florida's first interracial school, but in January 1869 her new schoolhouse was torched; she returned to New England to practice medicine.

Esther Hill Hawks

Wednesday

Bigots in the News

So, since the Donald Trump Make-America tour is over, I thought it would be nice to sneak in on one of the families and see how they are doing.





At least they are still supporting the troops!


Tuesday

Chariot Festival of the Rain or Golden Shower?


In the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, an annual religious event called the Chariot Festival of the Rain God begins on this day.  it is dedicated to Machendrana, the ancient and powerful Indian god of rain.  For the current US President, this "shower" festivals happens when he is in a Russia hotel with nothing to do and is called a "golden shower."

We're all pagans baby, especially our Golden Shower President.

What?  I'm just saying....

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And again, another asteroid just pops up out of nowhere to scare the hell out of us.   Some say it's because our asteroid-finding equipment is better than ever.   I call bull shit.   There is more debris than ever headed our way and our leaders are telling us not to look up but to look at well the 1% are enjoying their tax cuts.  Shit, they're not paying for anything, accept a seat on the space craft being designed by the Space X program, which, in case you missed in an earlier post, is being designed to take a large group of 1%-ers up in space long enough to survive a dinosaur killing asteroid. 

But you don't care, you've got your donuts and ESPN.    You're doing alright.


A 150-Foot Asteroid Flew Alarmingly Close to Earth Just Hours After Being Spotted

 The asteroid, named Asteroid 2018 GE3, was closest to Earth at around 2.41 a.m. ET on April 15 when it was spotted about 119,500 miles away, EarthSky.org reports. That’s closer than the moon, which orbits Earth at an average distance of 238,900 miles. GE3 also passed close to the moon later that morning on its journey around the sun.

 

 

Monday

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Ah, April 16th, finally.   This day, some people choose to wear their pajamas to work.  I'm not sure why, but believe it has something to do with this day being the day Apollo was worshiped, historically that is, before we got Jesus and began worshiping money.

On this day in 1963, Martin Luther King wrote something interesting that applies to today:

    "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

He wrote this from a Birmingham jail which is a good reference point for you when using the frame "Historically, I'll be keeping good company," the next time you find yourself in jail for doing the right thing.

King's Prison Letter

On this day in 1982, the corporate beast totally revealed itself in the acts of one, Roger Smith, CEO of General Motors.  After firing 1 in 6 of every GM worker, Smith wrote a new bonus plan giving raises to 6,000 executives.   Yes, in a one-day period, Mr. Smith totally revealed how the upper 1% views the worth of a working man and woman.   Of course, this attitude has continued to grow into the world of haves and have nots we have today where if you are a have, you refuse to acknowledge the have nots by blaming it on bad jeans and building a wall.  Even Satan knows that's a sin.



You suck!  Not me, I'm writing a blog about it for posterity. 

Finally, my fellow pagan, in 1865 on this day, two days after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, mobs of protestors took to the streets in protest by attacking anyone they suspected of having southern sympathies or who failed to demonstrate what they deemed to be proper respect.  Across the country people were beaten, stabbed, and in some cases, even lynched by the marauders.

Isn't it funny how the history books don't tell you this, and why?  Because it scares the hell out of the 1% who were responsible for the assignation then to protect their Slave-Labor profits.

Peace Out.... Eso Terry.



Saturday

Trump and Putin: Butt Buddies Extraordinaire.

US and allies warn Syria of more missile strikes if chemical attacks used again

 Does anyone know what's going on in Syria?   I sure don't.   It seems something more should have been done under Obama. And what about this Donald Trump threat.   He's been yelling "bombs, bombs, bombs, run for your life, clear off your bases now...." for over a week.  Think Russia got the message?   Think his buddy Putin heard?  Think Putin will tell his Syrian buddies to clear off their bases so we don't hit anything important while trying to make it look like we're not in on the ethnic cleansing going on in Syria?  I do.  

It's all a shame folks.   Trump, himself asked why the Obama announced his plan to bomb a location before doing so.  In Obama's case, it was to give time to clear out the children, in Trumps case, it's payback to Putin for whatever White Supremacy shit they are planning.  

God damn, wake up before they come for you!

That's your daily wake-up call, now go have another donut.



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They want to have a war, to keep us on our knees

They want to have a war, to build their factories

Next Patient please

Industrial Disease.

                                                                From the song:

Dire Straits - Industrial Disease (1982)




Friday



Good morning, reading Trump’s mind is getting so easy.  No wonder Russia wanted him president.  Look for him to fire someone today.   Why?  Because the day is Friday the 13th?   No.  But, because on this day in history, if you believe such things: After a 33-hour bombardment by Confederate cannons, Union forces surrender Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s Charleston Harbor.  The first engagement of the war ended in Rebel victory.  The surrender concluded a standoff that began with South Carolina’s secession from the Union on December 20, 1860.

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FBI comey's book is almost here folks!  And what a tail he has to tell.   Here's an except (I paraphrase):  When Donald Trump first met with me, he tried to convince me that the "golden shower" rumors were not true.  “It never happened,” said Trump.  “I never let that woman pee on me in that bed.  Melanie needs to know this.”  

Echk, does anyone really doubt this is true.

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Finally, enjoy Friday the 13th, it's a great day for a day dream.



From the 1890s, a number of English language sources relate the "unlucky" thirteen to an idea that at the Last Supper, Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th to sIt at the table dressed in woman clothing . 


Boo!

Thursday

What a day, what a day: April 12th!


The bloodiest four years in American history began on this day in 1861 when Confederate shore batteries under General P.G.T. Beauregard opened fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s Charleston Bay. During the next 34 hours, 50 Confederate guns and mortars launched more than 4,000 rounds at the poorly supplied fort. On April 13, U.S. Major Robert Anderson surrendered the fort. Two days later, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for 75,000 volunteer soldiers to quell the Southern “insurrection.”

In today news?   More of the same.

In stark contrast to this war event, president FDR died on this day in 1945 before he could complete his project which Bernie Sanders now continues:   health care and lack of want for all.

Not a bad concept and still within rich... I mean, reach.

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 CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO

An urban legend in Cape Girardeau is believed to be an alien cover-up and the crash before Roswell.
April 12 marked the 75th anniversary of the alleged "Cape Girardeau UFO crash of 1941."
Cape Girardeau UFO researcher Michael Huntington said the story dates back to 1941 when a reverend was called to what he thought was a plane crash to read the last rights of the passengers.
“The Reverend William Huffman, who was the minister there, was called by the local sheriff to come assist in delivering some sort of last rights at a plane crash. That’s what the Reverend was under the impression that he was going to do. A car arrived at his house which was nearby [the current Redstar Baptist Church location] and they drove about 18 miles or so outside of Cape Girardeau closer to the Chaffee area. When they showed up on the scene, it was not a plane crash, it was, allegedly, a flying saucer, a classic silver, round disk that had crashed, that had started a fire. There were police and fire there to take care of the scene, put out the fire on a local farmer’s field," Huntington said.
"The Reverend arrived and saw a classic flying disk with part of the side ripped open and two alien bodies that were at least dead and one that may have been dying, may have been alive, couldn’t breathe," he continued. "The Reverend looked inside of the flying saucer and saw wires and components of some sort of alien design. There were strange hieroglyphics and bizarre knobs and dials. The Reverend knew that he couldn’t really give the last rights. About that time, the army air corps arrived from Sikeston Field and cordoned off the area and swore everybody to secrecy and confiscated any pictures. There were pictures allegedly taken that night of men holding one of the alien bodies and somewhere out there are those pictures."

“This story, whether you believe it or not, is part of Cape Girardeau’s history. It’s part of our culture, it’s part of our regional folklore, and it’s part of a broader history of UFOs, which is a part of American history. Nobody can deny the influence of UFO culture, UFO stories, the visuals, the fascination. Nobody can deny that it’s had an impact on American culture and American politics," Huntington said.

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Finally, the Cerealia, an annual festival of the goddess Ceres, was celebreated by the ancient Romans in order to secure the fertility of the crops.  The sacred rites of Ceres began on this date and were observed for eight consecutive days.

Enjoy your fetility today!  By all means.