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Published on the Doomstead Diner on July 30 2020

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There are days when rolling your own blog is worth doing and today is a day like that. Last week also had a day like that when I hosted my own video (extracted from a tweet I was shown) and sidestepped You Tube censors. That felt good, very good. If I did not have my own blog as a place to post my heart would have felt chilled. I'd be unable to express myself. No options. I would have been silenced and I know what being silenced feels like. The humiliation of being silenced without options is hard to take. I have been silenced before which is how I became aware of special attention for the first time.

s K-Dog Experienced?   If it involves needles, no. But If I ever meet Edward Snowden I'd ask him

how many of us were getting the kind of special attention I was getting when he absquatulated. He would know.

 

Since then, I've posted an original Standing Rock video because I know someone who was there. My K-Dog for president KDFP escapade is not going unnoticed I'm sure. So I was not surprised that Homeland Security You Tube censors eliminated the video in my sidebar before I could even link to it. Less than two minutes. Thankfully HTML 5 makes embedding your own videos very easy. If you have access to a place where you can post some HTML that is. As I do.

I am aware I have personal attention. Everything I do is closely watched, but I am not writing to grind that ax. Things are happening that are a lot bigger than I am. The nation is being ripped apart and the ripple effects of executive mismanagement by Donald Trump are everywhere. People are turning on each other. Anger at the leader of the American Empire can't be meaningfully expressed and this is leading to that anger being 'acted out' in different ways. The anger is feeding on itself and growing.

I don't like gore and the video I have posted in my sidebar is hard to watch. (direct link here) A sanitized version was played by major main-stream media and my video is the part at the end which was cut from the publicly shown version. The American government would like people to think less-lethal munitions are less lethal and the video I show gives perspective which suggests otherwise. I wish the violence had never happened and the video did not need to be shown, but it happened and it does. The video needs to be shown.

Americans spend most of their waking hours lost in one fantasy or another. They have trouble appreciating reality and their fantasies tend to become more real than reality itself. The video in my sidebar helps to provide a lacking perspective. It is a frightening to know that Americans believe themselves to be well-informed, educated, and immune from propaganda. That belief is a lot easier to deal with than reality and we all like easy. Dealing with the truth would be a lot of work. America lives in a soup of propaganda and most people don't, I am sad to say, know propaganda for what it is.

For years, I have been active on the internet posting comments under articles and engaging in dialog with all sorts of people. This began with my interest in 'peak oil' which I became interested in on my own at an early age and long before the birth of the internet. An author widely read years ago among peak-oil people was James Howard Kunstler who wrote the 'Long Emergency' which describes that the end of oil will bring a storm of converging catastrophes into America's future. Jims' ability to write made him one of the minor gurus in the Peak Oil Movement and Jim has a blog called Clusterfuck Nation. I became a frequent commenter at Jims' blog and was for over ten years. Yesterday I decided I would not be commenting there in the future. Too long have I ignored James Howard Kunstlers' right wing conservatism and his insensitivity to other people.

Whenever you cease an activity you are able to make observations which you had been previously suppressing. I am a better man than most of the filth Jim allows to inhabit his blog. That is a truth and I need to own it. I can admit this now because a serious and well-thought-out comment which I wrote was censored by Jim yesterday. I don't take it as a personal affront. Someone who has their own blog does not have to explain what they do with their own property. They can do what they want. All they need to do is live with the consequences.

So through the years it comes down to the guttural expressions of right wing tyranny allowed at Clusterfuck Nation is what James Howard Kunstler is really all about. He is not interested in contrary points of view or the notion that the world could be a better place even on the way down. So I am gone. JHK is now a full-metal Trump supporter who wants the protest in America shut down. He considers the protest, unlike I, to have no rational basis at all. He considers no middle ground. Donald Trump is going Qasem Soleimani on Americans and we can't abide this. Fortunately the readership of Clusterfuck Nation is small and its role to the American government is primarily one of a Honey Trap (caught me it did) and it is not an organ of influence.

I did not like Mayor Ted Wheeler who had been tear-gassed by Trump troops being disparaged by JHK. I don't like a duly-elected mayor being tear-gassed by federal troops without there being profuse apologies no matter who they are. So I'm done with the curmudgeon. I don't want to be one.

* The above was posted at chasingthesquirrel.com yesterday before I had to go to Seattle to pick up my car which had spent last night at a dealership for service.  On the way home…

More agent provocateur violence. A Large peaceful protest today in Seattle induced by Trump troop presence. I was in Seattle, the dog-mobile had a recall inspection because the sun roof on my car could de-bond resulting in the sunroof possibly flying off the car at speed or something. Turns out my car is safe, not all cars have the problem.

As I returned to my side of Lake Washington I drove through a thick plume of black smoke which was blowing over I-90. A group of agent provocateurs had lit dumpsters on fire at the Seattle Youth Shelter. The same group then raged along the street smashing car windshields. This is a neighborhood where a lot of minorities live. I hope their insurance is paid up.

Nearby a Starbucks was trashed. I hope the employees were not hurt. The Subway shop next door was untouched showing the vandalism is targeted. I remember the trouble in the news a couple of years ago and why Starbucks would be a target of Boogaloo instigation. But a nearby minority owned hair salon which also had customers inside was also attacked. That one is going to be hard to blame on BLM or Antifa. Hate may have made a mistake there and succumbed to temptation. I hope the hair salon has insurance.

It seems to me the American Führer is playing both sides to make himself look good in an American Kristallnacht. As Americans do not consider themselves propagandized, Trumps' ploy could work. I'm not sure it will because Trump incompetence and racism is so egregious. But I'm afraid if I look at history I may find myself wrong.

I knew a dog named Boogaloo once. She was a Cockapoo.

 

Note from RE:  I did not spend near the time on Jimmy's Blog that K-Dog did.  I think he booted me off after about 5-6 posts in the commentariat.  lol.  I did however have several long correspondences with him via email, partcularly when we ran the Human Extinction Survey here on the Diner.  Other notables like Dr. McStinksion and Dmitry Orlov also part of that email stream.  I do not know if JHK is connected to the NSA or any other "Honey Trap" out there.  I can tell you however he is a first class asshole, much the same as Dimitry and Mr. Wizard John Michael Greer.  JHK is a good writer and can turn a phrase quite well, but he is a jerk, and he hasn't had a decent new insight in at least a decade.

 

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