Friday, April 21, 2017

XTC 1000 Umbrellas

I hate April in North Eastern North America! Cold rain makes this a town of misery.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

US Civil War Rules of Engagement

Today will be Round 3 of the Battle of Berkeley in California where supporters of President Trump where once again square off against the opposition. In anticipation the city of Berkeley has issued the following rules of engagement. Hopefully the proceedings won't be preempted by an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launched from across the Pacific.

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Saturday, April 08, 2017

Totalitarian Capitalism Will Rock You

Outstanding video clip from 1992 by Emergency Broadcast Network. Though it features George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, it could apply to Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

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Friday, April 07, 2017

Will Global War Preempt The US Civil War or Will The US Civil War Preempt Global War?

Still Shot From The Music Video "Freedom of Choice" On The Cover Of The Single By Devo

By Der Kosmonaut
  So much for Trump being the candidate of "peace" and represents a shift away from "global empire". Anyone with with a modicum of perception knows this was never the case. All of the intellectuals that voted for and supported Trump for these reasons have eaten shit for breakfast this morning. Of course they all bear political responsibility for the certain destruction that will befall the USA this year.
  I've written much recently about the escalating civil war raging in the country at present. This leads me to speculate why Trump launched the most dangerous and reckless military assault since the Korean War. In the first instance Trump has been broken by the military-intelligence complex. The military generals have consolidated their grip over the White House. In the second instance, the assault on Syria takes the heat off Trump for being a Putin puppet. However, Trump is following what every president since Bill Clinton has done. When facing low opinion poll numbers or under political pressure, the instinct of any sitting president is to launch an air strike or launch a few dozen cruise missiles to distract the public. This is clearly what Trump is trying to do.
  More fundamentally this has made the unruly American public pause from their mutual acrimony recrimination. Undoubtedly the US government is well aware of the heated political and social temperature of the body politic. Triggering Global War is certainly an option that American capitalism is considering, not only to maintain its economic and military hegemony but also to cool down the domestic temperature. In other words, triggering Global War is the method to unify the country against "common enemies". With so many stupid liberals and Democrats thinking that Trump is a Putin stooge, it's a way to bring them on board the Trump train. Ultimately, it's a method to preempt civil war.
  There's no guarantee that this strategy will work. Since 1998 American capitalism has been unable to keep the American population completely distracted and pacified. Social tensions are exploding into the open. Already Trump has lost what remained of his mass support by launching the military attack against Syria. The social and political contradictions are too great to put out. As the year progresses the social discontent will grow and erupt beyond control.
  This is the thing: The US at present is confronted with two stark choices. Either the country will erupt in civil war which will preempt Global War or Global War will preempt Civil War. In conclusion, this is the "freedom of choice" that American capitalism has come to represent. In retrospect, monopolistic capitalism's mid 20th century choice between Coke and Pepsi looks innocent and sweet.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

A Ringside View Of The Raging US Civil War

A casualty of the Second Battle of Berkeley March 2017

By Der Kosmonaut
  After more than two weeks leaving Canada, being back in the USA is surreal. I've predicted civil war in the USA for 20 years but now that it's actually happening, it's still intense to behold.
I'm on Twitter, which I find to be a good source of information. I follow both Trump supporters and the anti-Trump camp. I follow the former as a form of surveillance. I often read the right wing publications just to see how my opponents think and to understand their methods. One can call it counterintelligence work. I don't make many political comments on twitter. For the most part I simply observe. Occasionally I will reply to some tweets but generally limit my interventions to clicking on like.
  Last Monday the trending topic on Twitter was the current state of civil war. A right wing article entitled "The Civil War Is Here" by Daniel Greenfield was completely unhinged. I read it with rapt attention. What was even more shocking were the tweets by the right wing. People were openly tweeting about going to the West Coast and Northeast to shoot and kill all the "liberals".  People were openly tweeting their desires and plans to invade the Blue (Democrat) States to wage a violent war of extermination. Others publicly tweeted that an aerial bombing campaign of the West Coast and NYC would be enough to militarily defeat the Left. The right has a misconception that since the Blue States have strong gun-control laws, they believe that "liberals" are unarmed, unable to handle weapons and lack the ability to defend themselves. I exercised extreme restraint not to reply.
  The Bronx is the most left wing county in the country. During last year's New York Primary The Bronx with a  population of 1.4 million produced 7,169 votes that were cast for the Republicans. During the general election Trump won 34,424 votes in The Bronx. Compare this with the other famous liberal county of San Francisco. During the Republican Primary 18,295 votes were cast for all Republican candidates.  During the general election Trump won more votes in San Francisco than in The Bronx with 37,688. Moreover, with a population of 837,442, San Francisco county is smaller than The Bronx.
  With that said, The Bronx is a heavily armed county. If the rednecks from Texas and Iowa think that they can stroll into The Bronx and carry out a massacre, they have a big surprise coming to them. But I decided to hold strain and not reply to the tweets threatening homicidal and genocidal against the "liberal" regions of the country.
 Today, just one week after Greenfield's article, the Strategic Institute for Intersectional Policy (SIIP) a militant liberal group, has just published an inflammatory article calling the Trump/Republican controlled parts of the country the "Russian Confederacy". The article calls for the Blue States to form an alliance and to separate from the Red States. The United States is breaking apart.
  Strangely enough I'm neither frightened nor am I unduly worried. I've been waiting for this for 20 years. Rather than watching it from afar, I have a front row seat. I'm just glad that I'm in Vermont and that the border is just a 10 minute drive away.



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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bad C Communities

The Townies of Charleston in Boston Oppose School Integration 1974

Beware of communities that start with C
Listen to this one and you will see
Districts and and neighborhoods beginning with C are reactionary
This is an account most cautionary

In New York there is Canarsie
Don’t try to buy a house if you are not greasy
If you do your house will be firebombed
Life there will never be calm

In Boston there is Charlestown
If you’re black you shouldn’t head down
Townies with bricks, American Flags and rocks will chase you out
The lads will look like New Kids On The Block

Though Chicago starts with C and is generally cool
Watch out for Cicero for all with you is through
A climate worse than West Side Story
Go too far on the El you will be sorry.

In Montreal, Quebec you encounter Pointe St. Charles
Where Irish bigots will endlessly snarl
Racist abuse and derogatory epithets
Making their victims feel impotent

So stay away from Pointe St. Charles, Charlestown, Canarsie and Cicero
Be the wrong person and it’s a rough roe to how
There is no reason for anyone to go
For these areas are provincial, reactionary and slow
-Der Kosmonaut
01Aug05
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

On Phone Taps, Hacks and Political Sabotage


By Der Kosmonaut
  I really should stop following current events. I should disengage from politics altogether. It's not only a distraction but it's annoying. Having my intelligence insulted on a daily basis gets hard on the head. I really wonder if the masses have a short attention span. What's already decades old news suddenly becomes a new revelation. What's most remarkable is that the incredulousness comes from people that should know better.
  A few weeks ago Donald Trump tweeted that his phone lines and servers at Trump Tower had been tapped. Trump pins the blame on Obama. Where has Trump been for the past decade? Did he not pay attention when Edward Snowden realeased the details of the PRISM program? The National Security Agency (NSA) has been tapping all telecommunication lines for well over a decade already. Where was Trump when Diane Feinstein made the claim that the CIA hacked into the emails of her office and spied on all of the senators on the US Senate Intelligence Committee? Is Trump unaware of the FBI COINTELPRO operation of the 1960s and 70s? Is Trump so naive to think that anybody that seeks to become president isn't under close scrutiny by the security agencies? Is he not aware that as part of the program of "Full Spectrum Dominance" in which the Pentagon and the intelligence agencies engage in cyber warfare against enemies, friends and allies alike?

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