"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Jun 7, 2010

Insidious, in Two Parts

Thanks to Marisacat for the link to the comments section, which revealed this gem:

And then, this (Saw the original aired on the telly tonight. Want to say that my blood boiled, but it didn't. Coming to expect this sort of shit. I mean, if the State can do this sort of theater, why not a corporate tyranny too?) Well:


M said...

The second video is accidentally totally genius. It completely reveals how enslaved to the banks we are. A "system of rights and responsibilities" can be synonymous with the modern financial system only if the that financial system has so much power over people that it can laugh in their faces and shit on their heads with stuff like this, knowing full well that it has the power to shape the narrative and everyone else will swallowed it, no matter how big a turd it is, because they have no choice anyway.

Jack Crow said...


It also - perhaps accidentally as well - shows up the American myth of the "noble founders."

They were bankers, mercantilists, lawyers and other sorts of parasites.

Ethan said...

Yeah, the lie in this video is sideways from what your good liberal will think it is. I wonder too how the fact that Citizens is owned by the Royal Bank of, uh, Scotland is supposed to figure in to this.

When the one lady says "One of us!" in that hypnotized voice, I really wanted everyone to break into the "Gabba gabba" scene from Freaks, but no such luck.

fwoan said...

Obama Pushes To Reopen Offshore Drilling Exploration:

Jay Taber said...

Rounding out the Founding Fathers c.v.: drunkards, slavers, and Indian-killers who went into real estate.