This blog is dedicated to the memory of David Weintraub, who took on insidious astroturfers and won.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Assange Inducts Snowden into the 'Useful Idiot' Hall of Fame

Julian Assange has a habit of stepping on his own dick [projection alert]. Now, it appears he has branched out and is stepping on someone elses, too. A lover of the media spotlight, Assange garnered most all of the props after Bradley Manning made him a superstar on the infotainment scene by secretly downloading a bunch of US government documents marked less than "Top Secret" to the Wikileaks website. As you may have heard, Manning himself perhaps chafing at the other fellow's acclaim based on his exploits, revealed the leak online to a federal snitch named Adrian Lamo and now stands to spend much of the rest of his life in the stockade. Meanwhile, Assange took his newfound rockstardom and ran with it all the way to Sweden, where he promptly butchered two casually awkward groupie assignations. Somehow these alleged miscues magically transformed into rape charges that have forced him to hide, perhaps for the rest of his life, inside the London embassy of a heretofore unknown country called 'Ecuador.'
That evening, Miss A held a party at her flat. One of her friends, "Monica", later told police that during the party Miss A had told her about the ripped condom and unprotected sex. Another friend told police that during the evening Miss A told her she had had "the worst sex ever" with Assange: "Not only had it been the world's worst screw, it had also been violent."
Assange's back-to-back poor performances were not a surprising circumstance. As everybody knows, Assange belongs to the exulted club of teh Asperger. People with high functioning autism are uniformly brilliant geniuses of the first rank, but they seem to have issues with social relationships. Don't ever fall in heated forms of like with one of these creatures. It will end badly. Bet on it. Ask Joan Baez or Sarah Dylan.
Dylan is known, of course, for being short on charm - as scores of abruptly discarded lovers and musicians will tell you. Ruth Tyrangiel, his common-law wife for 17 years, said that in all their time together his only gifts to her were a tangerine and a rose.
Or ask any of my three wives and countless lovers, for that matter. There is a very, very heavy price to pay for genius, as Bob and I both know so well.
Her account to police, which Assange disputes, stated that he began stroking her leg as they drank tea, before he pulled off her clothes and snapped a necklace that she was wearing. According to her statement she "tried to put on some articles of clothing as it was going too quickly and uncomfortably but Assange ripped them off again". Miss A told police that she didn't want to go any further "but that it was too late to stop Assange as she had gone along with it so far", and so she allowed him to undress her. According to the statement, Miss A then realised he was trying to have unprotected sex with her. She told police that she had tried a number of times to reach for a condom but Assange had stopped her by holding her arms and pinning her legs. The statement records Miss A describing how Assange then released her arms and agreed to use a condom, but she told the police that at some stage Assange had "done something" with the condom that resulted in it becoming ripped, and ejaculated without withdrawing.
Edward Snowden may or may not be an aspie. We have no idea if his girlfriend dumped him before or after he dumped government documents to the media. We cannot confirm at this time whether he is an expert in the sack [projection alert] or a sexual doof. But we do know he ain't heading to Ecuador anytime soon. And for that it appears he can thank one 'Julian Assange.' And the Russians, not to mention the Chinese, are loving every vindictive second of Snowden's efforts which may not have been done intentionally for their benefit. Well, uhh, y'know, ahhm, he just happened to flee to Hong Kong and then to Moscow...and as we espionage professionals know well from reading John Le Carre and Len Deighton religiously as teenagers, there are no such things as "coincidence" or "happenstance" in the spy business. Or in conspiracy theories, either...which are even more pervasive than spooking on the internet, and thats saying something in a post-Snowden world. Glenn Greenwald, care to reveal your paystubs now?
But on Wednesday the Kremlin apparently decided to hastily arrange two hourlong talk shows devoted to the case. Each focused less on Mr. Snowden himself than on the flaws of the United States and the threat posed by its intelligence apparatus. Aleksandr I. Shumilin, a political analyst who was invited to appear, said he had turned down the request, sensing that the result would be a “mighty propagandistic blow: not a shot from a pistol, but a shot from a cannon.”
Say, whatever happened to that Bradley Manning character anyway?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Regular Guy Edward Snowden Gives the Johnny Cash to Big Brother

Winston Smith from George Orwell's 1984

He's into Ron Paul. It happens. I see the media is scrambling. Some spin him as being a narcissist and not a true whistle blower.

Of course Snowden is a hero and whistle blower. I am too lazy to fetch links. I've been reading a bit on this. Sure none of it is new to anyone who has been paying attention.

He had to go Gonzo. He did supply us with the name of PRISM. He ratted out those social media websites for nazi-styled complicity. Snowden has made an effective chop at the Big Brother tree. When it emerged Hal Turner was working for the FBI as cointelpro, that counted for something. You can't shake that off as conspiracy chatter. This can't be discarded either.

The Military Industrial Complex response is a big bluff. Their "War on Terror" is not real.

And I noticed Al Franken sold out on this issue. He oughta be ashamed.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Arab Spring or 'Irish Spring'?

******** The Whiteysphere's beloved Trotskyite (among a phalanx of other pundits) has rushed into print with his latest flavour of the moment. In the threads, as at his own blog, Seymour's thought yacht runs aground against the peculiar form of internet utopian reactionism that passes itself off as 'far-left' when it is in reality part and parcel of a 'reactionary right' ******** Thus, the internet left in a few short years reduces itself to nothing more than a smushed sectarian windshield bug fellow travelling with the Iranian/Syrian/Russian express which is running amok through the humanitarian trainwreck that is the Syrian counter-revolution. [mixed metaphor alert] ******** In fact, in the tried and true manner of the 'we cant figure this out so lets blame the shallow mainstream media' parlour game that never goes out of style and never adds a whiff of insight or original thinking, the internet utopians falafel all over themselves, signifying nothing. Same as it ever was. ******** Step back, whiteysphere and ponder the Marxian sweep of history. Ditch the Stalinist/Hitlerian pretence and behold the late imperialist stage of capitalism, that must be traversed before we can enter into the next phase of historical development. Do not take sides in this imperialist struggle. It is not our fight. You are being led astray by your small circle of Russian-financed pundits. The US vs BRICS is an illusion that is being sold to you as if it were a bar of soap. There are no shortcuts to Utopia. This is a war that must be waged. The 'Arab Awakening' is as unavoidable as body odor on a rotting corpse. The Middle East Unraveling is a stealth world war that still flies beneath the radar of the newest highest technology. It remains hidden inside sectarian tribal reckoning that has played out since Biblical times, at least, and if the Word is believed or not, it will play out until the end of teh world (as we know it). Believe it, Whitey, there is no Emerald City at the end of your internet-fed rainbow, and there is no escape from your eventual participation. There is Kansas, and that is all.