Day 52 | The Condition for Truth is to Allow the Suffering to Speak

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LUMPENPROLETARIAT[Friday, 12 MAR 2021] Today is Day 52 of Mr. Biden’s first one hundred days in office. American liberals, centrists, had made a big deal about how Mr. Biden, they hoped, would usher in an FDR-like New Deal. But, back then, there was a robust political left, which has been smashed since then. Not only are there no active leftist political parties, but there is little to no militant labor movement anymore. Third parties have titillated American voters disillusioned with the two-party dictatorship for decades, but none have ever made it onto the Presidential Debate stage, since, what?, Ross Perot?

So, a robust left existed during the time of FDR, socialist and communist parties. What most pressured FDR to enact his New Deal was the wave of mass strikes across the nation. And, of course, we were reminded by various authors and experts on Pacifica Radio of how the New Deal was more of a congressional affair, than something, which came out of the White House, or God forbid, unstable and polarizing executive orders, which only lead to yo–yo policies.

Today, it is illegal to strike. The labor movement gave up its militancy in exchange for proximity to the Democrat Party long ago. But the Democrat Party, in return, has only betrayed the working class. And that betrayal has led to the lowest levels of union density, perhaps, in history. So, few labor organizers are willing to engage in wildcat strikes anymore. And that means the divided working class has no leverage.

So, it was pure Pollyannishness to believe or “hope” that Mr. Biden will represent the divided working class. As Dr. Richard Wolff has emphasized this week, the crumbs and scraps, which the divided working class will receive from the so-called Rescue Plan, will not change anything about the suffering of exploited and impoverished working class Americans. After the initial buzz of the temporary cash crumbs fade away, we will be back to the ongoing class warfare, which has kept wages stagnant since the 1970s, and which will continue to widen inequality, and continue to tighten police state controls over the poor and over black, brown, red, and, increasingly, yellow people, to use the Nixonian color coding language of Americans.

Post-Trump, the herd mentality continues to spread.

Dr. Cornel West, one of our favorite thinkers and activists, made many admirable and prescient points on Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now! this week. The most salient for us today is the following:

The Condition for Truth is to Allow the Suffering to Speak

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

Today’s other salient observations:

  • Pacifica Radio’s Askia Muhammad (WBAI & WPFW News) reported today that a new state law will make it illegal to talk to police officers. Protests have expressed public objection.
  • Pacifica Radio’s Askia Muhammad (WBAI & WPFW News) reported today that Mr. Biden gave his first major public address last night. Pacifica Radio’s Dr. Gary Null expressed concerns regarding Mr. Biden’s neurological health, detecting slurred speech or signs of dementia. A number of us have been thinking the same thing.
  • Margaret Prescod’s Sojourner Truth questioned the comparisons circulating among liberals between FDR’s New Deal and Mr. Biden’s Neoliberal Deal. As Dr. Richard Wolff argued recently on The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, the divided U.S. working class has been pillaged since the 1970s with stagnant wages and dwindling benefits and job security. Mr. Biden’s so-called Rescue is nothing more than crumbs and scraps from the plates of the American Ruling Class because it is only a temporary fix. But the class exploitation and immiseration will continue unabated for the proletariat, the precariat.

Solidarity. Equanimity.

@LumpenProles, updated at 18:51 PDT, March 28, 2021.

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Friday, March 12, 2021

04:00 PST,

It’s Our Love” by Thee Sacred Souls, 2021.

“Professor Richard Wolff: Imagining a Real American Rescue” by The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, 12 MAR 2021.

05:00 PST,

06:00 PST,

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Este canal de YouTube es uno de mis favoritos este año pasado porque nos expusieron a Lord Sumption, quien articuló claramente lo que muchos estavamos pensando sobre los bloqueos estatales de las sociedades, o sea la decision de encarcelar a toda la sociedad en sus casas. Además, hicieron muchas preguntas sobre lo que estaba pensando, pero nadie más parecía estar pensando, ni siquiera preocuparse.

Si escuchas atentamente, creo que encontrarás que este canal, o al menos Freddie Sayers, puede ubicarse a la derecha del espectro político. Nosotros nos posicionamos a la izquierda. Sin embargo, el año pasado, solo la derecha ha desafiado, o al menos cuestionado, los bloqueos, la encarcelada.

Lo importante para nosotros, como decía Albert Einstein, es no dejar de cuestionar.

Por lo tanto, nos comprometemos con toda investigación crítica, ya sea de izquierda o de derecha. No estamos de acuerdo con todo lo que dicen. Pero apreciamos su disposición a ir en contra de la mentalidad de rebaño predominante.

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This YouTube channel is one of my favorites this past year because they exposed us to Lord Sumption, who articulated clearly what many of us were thinking about the state lockdowns of societies. Also, they asked many questions I was thinking, but no one else seemed to be thinking about, or even care about.

If you listen closely, I think you’ll find that this channel, or at least Freddie Sayers, can be positioned on the right of the political spectrum. I position myself on the left. Yet, this past year, only the right has been challenging, or at least questioning the lockdowns.

The important thing for us, like Albert Einstein said, is to not stop questioning.

So, we engage with all critical inquiry, whether on the left, or right. We don’t agree with everything they say. But we appreciate their willingness to go against the grain of the prevailing herd mentality.

07:00 PST,

08:00 PST,

Music

09:00 PDT, WBAI > The Gary Null Show with Dr. Gary Null > […] 09:11 PDT, [TW] […] ‘fish oil: 3,000 mg’ Fish Oil is part of our daily stack. 09:15 PDT, on COVID-19 [TW] OPEN LETTER FROM DISSENTING DOCTORS HAS BEEN MADE PUBLIC AFTER GENE-BASED DRUG PUSHERS IGNORE CONCERNS FROM “50,000 scientists and MDs”. […] DR. NULL SEEMS TO BE SPEAKING PURE TRUTH HERE, VALID CONCERNS. PACIFICA RADIO’S LEONARD LOPATE SAID THIS WEEK PACIFICA DOESN’T NEED TO MOVE IN LOCKSTEP (ON WEDNESDAY, 10 MAR). MAYBE NOT, BUT PACIFICA BROADCASTERS MUST BE ALLOWED TO DEBATE EACH OTHER ON AIR. IF NOT, WE CALL BULLSHIT ON LOPATE AND OTHERS OF HIS GASLIGHTING ILK. PLEASE DEBATE PUBLICLY. IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY. WE REFUSE TO ACCEPT A FASCIST AMERICA. […] 09:32 PDT,

10:00 PST, WBAI > Leonard Lopate at Large > […] Lopate pushed the controversial zoonotic origins of COVID-19 myth again without qualification. We remind readers that this is an unresolved controversy, as acknowledged by Dr. Michio Kaku on Explorations earlier this week. The fact that Mr. Lopate is uncritically regurgitating the CDC’s dubious claims about a zoonotic origin of the SARS-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is a red flag. We mustn’t forget the CDC is part of the U.S. military, which is to say part of the military-industrial complex. And let us not forget that their focus on the development of biological weapons, of which germ/microbe weaponization is a very real component. Either Mr. Lopate has an agenda to obfuscate controversy around the origins of the COVID-19, or he is uncritically and irresponsibly re: covid [] 10:17 carbs become glucose and glucose becomes lpyrovate goes jnto mitochondria […] 1024, doctor suggested interesting effects. But Lopate ignored him and instead moved to fear monger about obesity, only for the doctor to say that was wrong. […[ this chat is about weight loss, not body composition, sadly. Cf. Bikman, Why We get sick. Ben pakulski, et al. But we do concede that the more we eat, the faster our cells burn out, like Null said yesterday. […] “overtraining” […] 1046, The doctor just corroborated what we’ve been saying: fat does not make you fat. Your author practices carb cycling. Low carb days are high fat days. But be mindful of the triglyceride profiles. Beware of Omega-6 fats, which are estrogenic. Once I mastered the principles of natural bodybuilding, I always stay under 10% body fat, which is what we want to avoid various health issues associated with carrying excess fat. Of course, women’s healthy body fat percentiles are higher than men. And, ultimately, one’s ability to reduce body fat is a hormonal matter. If one hits a wall with fat reduction, the next step is to consider hormone function. But not everyone needs to be lean. And, we acknowledge, real women have curves. This doctor didn’t mention any of this. Oh, well. Again, all theory, no practice or experience. Pacifica’s Dr. Gary Null was a bodybuilder earlier in his life,270 lbs at about a 6 foot stature. Dr. Null knows from theory and from direct experience with body composition. “Weight loss” is a scam, dear readers. Please master your body composition: reduce your body fat and increase your body muscle, which will increase bone density and improve general health. […] 10:50 PST, ‘We actually produce more energy, pound for pound, than the sun does.’ Whoa. Cf. The Matrix, humans used as power cells for AI, which has plugged us into little bubbles of cognitive illusion, not unlike what society looks like today, perhaps. […] Our primary critique of Mr. Lopate is that he ignores alternative perspectives, such as his own colleague, Dr. Gary Null, who was on his own radio station WBAI in the very hour before his broadcast. This reminds us of what we have observed at other Pacifica Radio stations. It seems there are liberals within Pacifica Radio, who uncritically accept—is there any other way?—the notion of voting Democrat, which is antidemocratic because a two-party political cartel, whicy excludes alternative political parties from ballot access via Top-Two Primary laws and blocks alternative political parties from the presidential debates is antidemocratic. And it has created an acceptance in society of only two political choices, both neoliberal, both antilabor, both anti-working class. Also, two-party systems are polarizing, as we have been saying, and as must be patently clear to all by now. Yet, somehow, only Ralph Nader and a few other voices have acknowledged this reality on Pacifica Radio. And we recall when Ralph Nader was saying this, KPFA’s editorial consensus marginalized Ralph Nader, but championed the neoliberal Mr. Obama. Only people, like KPFA’s Davey D (Hard Knock Radio) aired critical voices, such as Mr. Carl Dix, who wasn’t afraid to go against the herd mentality and speak honestly about the two-party dictatorship.

Mr. Lopate, like his cognates at KPFA (e.g., Kris Welch, Brian Edwards-Tiekert, Philip Maldari, et al) seem and at KPFK (Sonali Kolhatkar, et al.) and at WBAI (Kristine Blasdale(sp?), et al and her postmodern hyperrealism, pushing magical thinking towards “wealth and abundance“, neoliberal individualism instead of individual liberty; they seem to be brainwashing the youth, millennials and post-millenials against collective action, like the whole antidemocratic “New Day” Pacifica Bylaws Referendum, which seeks to disenfranchise the Pacifica Radio listeners, who are the legal and rightful owners of Pacifica), they all tend to avoid debate. We suspect these non-grassroots, non-activist types tend to avoid debate because, were they to attempt to debate their positions, they would be exposed as frauds. When I’ve called in to Pacifica Radio stations, management at all stations have censored me once I begin to question all of this, or raise difficult questions about the internal struggles within Pacifica Radio. But some of us have seen liberals, presumably Democrat Party partisans, who have been trying to NPR-ize, or corporatize Pacifica since the 1990s. We remember during the 1999 KPFA Lockout, when many of us camped out in front of our beloved KPFA/Pacifica National Office because we felt the state was trying to shut us down. Mr. Bill Clinton even hammered on Ms. Janet Reno because he felt she wasn’t cracking down hard enough on the protestors camped out in front of KPFA. So, when we hear Democrat partisans and apologists, who look down their noses at their colleagues to the left of them, or their colleagues willing to engage in more controversial questions than them, when we see such intellectual censorship, we must call it out.

On Wednesday, Mr. Lopate (like his cognates at KPFA often attempt to do) tried to claim that he doesn’t take a position, e.g. on controversial topics. Yet, his cheerleading guest said, I’m opinionated enough for the both of us. That underscored the reality that the very selection of guests is where Mr. Lopate and other broadcasters establish their position. It’s one’s bias which drives one to select a topic or guest to emphasize. Everyone is biased. The question is whether they are transparent, or secretive, about their biases. No one is neutral. As Dr. Howard Zinn said, You Can’t Be Neutral On a Moving Train. DON’T FALL FOR IT. Mr. Lopate invited listeners to email him with questions and comments at leonardlopate@wbai.org

Is This a Class Reductionist?” by Jacobin, 12 MAR 2021.

“On the Jacobin Show, Ariella Thornhill discusses why and how black civil rights and labor leaders, such as Martin Luther King and Bayard Rustin fought for the types of universal, redistributive programs that some liberals today consider ‘class reductionist’.”

Tune in to the Jacobin Show every Wednesday at 18:00 ET (i.e., 6 pm ET) on The Jacobin channel.

Wow. What a wonderful video. This analysis makes our hearts sing because it expands the lines of inquiry, which we have been pursuing here at Lumpenproletariat, especially since Epoch Philosophy opened up our eyes to the postmodern hyperrealism and revisionism, which has repurposed Dr. King’s true legacy in service of capital. Maybe it’s time for grad school.

10:55 PST, WBAI & WPFW > News Headlines with Askia Muhammad > […] ‘new law will make it a crime to taunt police officers‘?

11:00 PST, WBAI > Neurodiversity > topic: dyslexia, esp. in black and brown people

11:00 PST, KPFA > Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA) > […] 11:07 PST, […] ‘the way Arab Jews were treated in Israel was terrible.’ […] 11:08 PST,

11:00 PST, KPFT [HD2] > […] 11:09 PST, [TW] ‘real romance means women matter’ […] On truth and reconciliation’, you can’t have reconciliation without truth. | ‘being angry at injustice doesn’t make you an angry person’ ‘censoring anger is a way to close a conversation’ | Next topic: Remembering Octavia Butler, super cool dystopian sci fi writer.

11:55 PST, new law could make it a crime to talk to police officers.

12:00 PST, KPFA > It’s Going Down > […] 12:12 PST, talk. sounds like the topic is gentrification in Houston. […] ‘mutual aid around the big Texas freeze’ due to what Dr. Michio Kaku described this week on Explorations as the wandering polar vortex, which has become destabilized due to human-induced climate change.

13:00 PST, KPFA > Project Censored with Mickey Huff > topic: big ag vs the environment […] Neoliberalism privatising the Point Reyes Seashore! […] 13:32 PST, Mickey Huff: “Local media matters.” ‘to fill the void of media deserts.’ […] One guest said he was going to be optimistic that Mr. Biden would do better than Mr. Trump. But we implore him to soul-search on that optimism. What is that optimism based upon, past political behavior of Mr. Biden, or a desire to be polite? We don’t think the man was a naive liberal. He seems more politically astute than us. When we listen to Project Censored, we listen like devoted students because they are the truth. But we are as frustrated as Dr. King by this uncritical support for Democrat Party politics, which, as Dr. Richard Wolff said recently on The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow is misguided.

14:00 PST, WPFW > Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod > Weekly Roundtable with Dr. Gerald Horne, et al. [TW]

The Resurgence of Race Reductionism – Touré Reed” by Jacobin, 12 MAR 2021.

14:00 PST, KPFA > Terra Verde > [TW] real talk. ‘Kern County, California fossil fuel industry plans fast-track drilling of many wells’ and privatize water? […] ‘grassroots’ ‘people of color’ […] ‘This struggle goes back to 2015.’ […] ‘That’s why a second lawsuit is being filed this week.’ […] ‘A single well can have many adverse side effects…’ […] ‘Most of the public comment was opposed to the well-drilling.’ […] ‘well-drilling ordinance will cause harm to rural, unincorporated areas and the local people, as the pollution worsens and the health problems worsen’ […] ‘30,000 premature deaths were due to fossil fuel emissions’ […] The New Republic article, “This is what..” ‘Hopefully, Newsom will do right,’ said the male guest interviewee. But what is that hope based upon, past political behavior or wishful thinking?’ […] 14:29 PST, ‘Ta-Nehisi Coates speech clip’. He seems to please white liberals. But does he challenge the two-party dictatorship, which white liberals support via the Democrat Party?

14:30 PST, KPFA > Pushing Limits > Host is interviewing Adrienne Lauby, a KPFA acquaintance of mine circa 2007-2010, when I ran for the KPFA Local Station Board. After 2011 to 2012, I worked with Abby Martin on MediaRoots.org. After 2013, I was at UMKC. Now, it’s time to reconnect with our peace and justice friends. […] ‘SuperFest’ disabilities film festival. […] 14:53 PST, ‘What’s next for the Longmore Institute?’

15:00 PST, KPFA > Rising Up with Sonali Kolhatkar > News with Sonali | Sonali reported on COVID-19 with an uncritical lense, smearing Robert Kennedy for spreading baseless ‘anti-vaxxe’ rumors. Yet, in her accusation of Robert Kennedy, who has been banned from Twitter, Kolhatkar presented no evidence in her baseless smear. What’s wrong with this picture? […] 15:09 PST, music break. | Next segment: ‘American Rescue Plan’ is a $1.9 Trillion. Billions are set aside for black farmers.’ Guest: ‘John’ ‘At the turn of the century 1 million, 14% of farmers. Now, numbers are down drastically due to discrimination, unfair land practices, lending programs, and migration northward of black people.’ […] 15:12 PST,

15:00 PST, WPFW > News Views with Garland Nixon > […] 15:13 PST, ‘What do we need to know about the Haitian Constitution and why Mr. Biden wants to change it?’ documentary film: Aristide and the Endless Revolution. […] ‘It was a dirty informational war against Aristide because he posed an existential threat to US imperialism because he refused to be a political puppet, or proxy, for US imperialism.’ […] ‘US imperialism works 25 hours a day to overthrow any government they can’t control.’ […] ‘We must connect all movements for racial justice around the world.’ cf. Black Alliance for Peace. cf. Dead Pres on dreaming. cf. Malcolm X talked about the house slave vs the field slave. Many colonized minds have a house slave mentality. [TW] ‘That’s why internationalism is important.’ An injury to one is an injury to all, as the Wobblies used to say. Dr. King said something similar, decades later. […] Follow guest Mr. Danny Shaw on Twitter for coverage of Haiti. […] cf. Haïti Liberté. […] @DannyShawCUNY. cf. CodePink. Ecuadorian military may intervene against elections. […] ‘The US will never overthrow Haiti because the last little old lady left will come down from the hills and throw a rock at the imperialists, if she must. But they will never stop fighting for independence because they are very revolutioary. They know that ‘Kidnapping is a political weapon now.’ […] ‘Like Che Guevara said…’ […] call-ins invited. 15:38 PST, unable to hear broadcast any longer, as I’m on hold with WPFW to join the discussion on Haiti and the global struggle against the three evils of society on an internationalist level. […] I called in, dear readers, but I went off-topic and lost my focus, it seems. Or maybe I was censored? Maybe the host didn’t want me to expose the forces within Pacifica Radio, who are opposed to the Pacifica Mission statement, who want to eliminate democratic governance of Pacifica, who have been seeking to corporatize Pacifica since the 1990s. Patience is a virtue, they say. But Dr. King also warned us about gradualism, which is what liberals/centrists at Pacifica are keen on maintaining. […] 1549, male caller just said, ‘I have to commiserate with the gentleman, who can’t get on KPFA,’ he said, referring to your author, ‘but we can always get on WPFW.’ We hope. But what is this hope based on, past behavior evidenced, or wishful thinking?

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Solidarity. Equanimity.

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[12 MAR 2021]

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Plandemic Dystopia #487 | USA provoking China into war; Malaysia’s Ex-PM explains imperialism’s roots in capitalism

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LUMPENPROLETARIAT[Monday, 29 AUG 2022]  Here are some of today’s media/press notes to help us track and make sense of this plandemic dystopia we all find ourselves living through in the 2020s, including inverted totalitarianism, the post-COVID-19 controlled demolition of the global economy, medical apartheid, the rise of neo-feudalism, proliferation of houseless shanty encampments of the neo-peasantry, and human-induced climate change leading to a climate crisis of melting ice caps, record heatwaves, tornadoes, gustnados, floods, drought, drying rivers, and other extreme weather events, which threaten life on Earth. Let’s learn together and find solutions together. Let’s build working class solidarity. Let’s build human solidarity.  (Please see below, after this commentary and after today’s salient observations, for samples of today’s news cycle.) 

One of the most compelling presentations your author encountered in the news cycle for Monday, 29 AUG 2022, came from The Gary Null Show. This news about synthetic, bioengineered rubber-band-like structures being found in human blood vessels and blood clots is absolutely horrifying. These bioengineered rubber-band-like structures have not yet been categorically linked to the COVID-19 mRNA jabs. But the more we learn about the mRNA jabs, the COVID-19 injectable drug products, the more dangerous they appear. The establishment has repeatedly lied to the public about the COVID-19 injectable drug products. When I first learned that the injections, or jabs, messed with people’s mRNA and potentially change people’s DNA, I warned all of my family and friends. My parents don’t know what DNA is. They didn’t have the luxury of studying science in school in the small villages of Mexico. Science isn’t a popular subject, even when kids get to go to school. My warnings fell on deaf ears. But as they say, echoing Biblical scripture, “Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” In other words, a prophet is often least respected at home. I’m not saying I’m a prophet. But somehow doing more homework on a subject than the average person is easily dismissed, like climate science or COVID-19 science. Somehow, people trusted corrupt governments in bed with big pharma, instead of questioning red flags, heeding warnings from loved ones, and/or doing their own homework. As Dr. Julie Ponesse said, people are outsourcing their critical thinking to others.

But, now, honest doctors, such as Dr. Mobeen Syed, have shown us how the mRNA COVID-19 injectable drug products do become DNA in human cells and tissue. (See “Pfizer vaccine becomes DNA in Liver Cells. (In-vitro Swedish Study)” by Drbeen Medical Lectures, 25 FEB 2022. Also see “DETAILS – Pfizer Vaccine Becomes DNA in The Human Liver Cells Huh7. (In-vitro Swedish Study)” by Drbeen Medical Lectures, 28 FEB 2022.) Dr. Mobeen Syed summarized a Swedish in vitro study in two videos (one for laypersons and another with more details), which proved the mRNA does become DNA in human liver cells. This is horrifying! So, the COVID-19 jabs do change people’s DNA! Government officials lied. But what did we expect? Initially, officials said the jabs will produce spike protein, but the spike protein will only stay near the local injection site. Then we learned that was a lie. For example, “Spike protein collects in ovaries and bone marrow according to Pfizer data from Japan”. The spike protein production was out of control in some people, creating cytokine storms in people’s bodies and causing harm to immune systems. Cytokine storm syndrome has been confirmed in a lab using rodents, but adverse reactions to the jabs in humans has been neglected. Few people seem to know about the VAERS data and the myocarditis problems, which the establishment media obfuscates. In fact, in an unprecedented move the establishment has removed from PubMed and censored a peer-reviewed study on VAERS data by Dr. Jessica Rose and Dr. Peter McCullough without explanation. We also know from the Japanese Pfizer biodistribution study that the synthetic spike protein is accumulating in women’s ovaries. Those of us curious enough to scratch beneath the surface of the establishment narrative, or to do a little digging, knew that the COVID-19 injectable drug products were not patented as vaccines, but patented as gene therapy drugs. WTF?! That further cemented your author’s aversion to these bullshit drug products. I mean bullshit for most healthy people. If you’re elderly and you know all the risks, which the establishment obfuscates, and you still decide to be injected with experimental gene therapy drug products, by all means, take your chances. Good luck. But universally pushing these experimental drugs on people, including pregnant women and children, and mandating them as a condition for work or to participate in society is unconscionable. If this sounds crazy, please read The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Also read the book by Dr. Peter R. Breggin, MD and Ginger Ross Breggin entitled COVID-19 and the Global Predators: We Are the Prey with introductions by leading COVID-19 physicians: Dr. Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH; Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD; Dr. Vladimir “Zev” Zelenko, MD. Listen to the Joe Rogan interviews of Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Robert Malone. There is more than enough evidence out there to open an investigation into the establishment response to COVID-19 and to charge officials and others, like Anthony Fauci, Rochelle Walensky, Bill Gates, et al with crimes against humanity. For example, the Indian Bar Association has filed a lawsuit against the World Health Organization for pushing the experimental COVID-19 injectable drug products on people.

The main point with today’s Gary Null Show presentation is that synthetic material is reportedly being found in blood clots and autopsies. Many of us have seen the videos of athletes suddenly dropping dead on sports fields. It’s easy to be dismissive. But this is alarming, if we allow ourselves to think about it. But where were the autopsies? We could ask the same thing about the lack of COVID-19 autopsies. But, now, we are starting to get some clues. One example was presented by Mike Adams and Harrison Smith for InfoWars (the Alex Jones show), which has now also been featured on The Gary Null Show. Of course, Alex Jones is considered radioactive by many people. Jones was censored by social media, like Mr. Trump. We may disagree with Jones and Trump on a lot of things. But we must defend their right to free speech, or else it’s only a matter of time before we’re all censored by the state, by illegitimate power. Your author disagrees with most of Trump’s and Alex Jones’ right-wing politics. But, occasionally, the most controversial platforms reveal the most important news. So, we must fact-check and corroborate all fact-claims. The InfoWars video Dr. Gary Null broadcast was originally published via Rumble on 13 JUN 2022. Dr. Null said he was aware of these concerns about synthetic material, or ‘rubber-band-like structures’, being found in blood clots, which reportedly have never been seen until after the COVID-19 injectable drug products were pushed onto the world. Dr. Gary Null said he didn’t want to broadcast this video until he, and his team, confirmed the science was legitimate. So, now Dr. Gary Null has staked his reputation on this news item, which should be making news headlines everywhere. As things stand today, since we know the mRNA from the COVID-19 injectable drug products is in fact capable of becoming DNA in human cells, then it is plausible that changes to DNA can cause the body to produce not only synthetic spike proteins but other synthetic or bioengineered structures, which can clog blood vessels. This news deserves to be investigated further to learn more, or to debunk, if possible. We ignore the salient news of the world at our own perile. Let’s ask questions fearlessly. And let’s find the truth together. Let’s find solutions to problems together. As Albert Einstein suggested, the important thing is to not stop questioning.

Other salient observations:

  • US pushing war on China: Malaysia’s ex PM explains imperialism’s roots in capitalism” by Multipolarista, 29 AUG 2022. (Additional notes on this topic below.)
  • Flooding in Charleston, South Carolina
    • cf. World Is Dangerous, 29 AUG 2022.
    • Additional notes on this topic below.
  • Greenland ice melt will raise sea levels by nearly a foot, study says” by CBS News, 29 AUG 2022. (Additional notes on this topic below.)
  • How UK intel used the BBC to smear antiwar academics” by The Grayzone, 29 AUG 2022. (Additional notes on this topic below.)
  • Top official says: We SHOULDN’T have listened to pandemic SCIENTISTS” by Dr. Suneel Dhand, 29 AUG 2022. (Additional notes on this topic below.)

@LumpenProles, last modified/edited/updated on 31 AUG 2022 at 20:37 PDT


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04:00 PDT / 06:00 CDT, KPFT > Flashpoints > [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

04:00 PDT / 06:00 CDT, KPFT > The Thom Hartmann Program > [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

04:00 PDT / 07:00 EDT, WBAI > What’s Going On? Labor Monday with Bob Hennelly > [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

05:00 PDT, KPFA > Letters and Politics

COMMENTS: This 05:00 timeslot wastes a one-hour block on repeating the previous day’s show, as if this show was worthy of such repetition. Not even Democracy Now! is worthy of being aired twice per day on the same station. But this is an example of the way liberals (i.e., pro-capitalists or non-anti-capitalists) colonize and monopolize the free speech radio airwaves and prevent voices to the left of them from having a fair opportunity to be heard.

05:00 PDT / 07:00 CDT / 08:00 EDT, WBAI & WPFW & KPFT [simulcast] > Democracy Now!

COMMENTS: This show used to be a hard-hitting, adversarial newscast. I’ll never forget the day Amy Goodman interviewed former President Bill Clinton. He got his comeuppance. And we got to hear his true personality, his bullying nature. I never understood people, who interview people in positions of power, but then ask softball questions. People called it an ambush interview. Pfft. After 9/11, many of us were disappointed by the dishonesty, the lying by omission, the gaslighting. After COVID-19, it was clearer than ever that Democracy Now! (DN!) has been compromised, or has sold out. As Lewis Lapham said about reading The New York Times, ‘I still read it,’ he said, ‘But when I do I know they’re lying to me.’ The same thing goes for DN! Like the KPFA news bosses and most of the Pacifica Radio news bosses, DN! suffers from what Dr. Noam Chomsky called the “liberal bias” back in the day, when he was critiquing corporate media. Now, it also applies to most of the Pacifica Radio newscast bosses, who must make U.S. spooks proud, if they aren’t in fact on some spook payroll.

06:00 PDT, KPFA > Democracy Now!

COMMENTS: [also see comments above for earlier broadcast of this same daily episode]

06:00 PDT / 09:00 EDT, WBAI > Law and Disorder with Heidi Boghosian and Michael Smith, producer: Geoff Brady

NOTES: [L10] Liberal hosts … Marjorie Cohn (of TruthOut) … ‘Palestinian rights’ … Heidi: ‘Why did Israeli government target those groups?’ ‘BDS movement’ [i.e., Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions’]

COMMENTS: Not to be confused with another liberal Pacifica Radio program with a similar name on KPFA, Law & Disorder with Cat Brooks, produced by Jesse Strauss, which began in August 2022.

07:00 PDT, KPFA > UpFront

Quotations from radio archive description: Ukrainians smuggled back home via Russian “underground railroad”; | On today’s show: 0:08 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus discusses the latest news from Russia’s war in Ukraine. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us to answer our listeners COVID questions.

COMMENTS: This is the worst Machiavellian perception management, which will never inform the working class, which is oppressed by the power elite, nor help them connect the dots between issues to help the public see the larger truths to be able to learn from past experience. This type of Machiavellian hides their lack of concern for the suffering of others behind a veneer of journalistic objectivity or journalistic professionalism—professionalism, the journalistic refuge of scoundrels. Liberals (i.e., pro-capitalists or non-anti-capitalists), like this host, appear to be professional amnesiacs, conveniently forgetting lessons from their own past interviews, if such lessons threaten the status quo, not to mention other common sense lessons from the broader society. There are so many examples of when listeners can remember a key piece of information, which can help an interview reach deeper conclusions or attain new insights, but the liberal host feigns ignorance or simply failed to make the connection. And listeners are given the mushroom treatment, as Nicole Sawaya used to say (former KPFA manager, described the long-standing culture behind the scenes at Pacifica Radio): ‘keep them in the dark and feed them bullshit.’ At any rate, the listeners, who listen because they care about social justice, are the losers because these liberal hosts force each conversation to start at square one. Important insights culled from interview A will never show up on interview B or C. Sure, such liberals will go into meticulous and sophisticated detail. But only when it doesn’t impact the status quo. Of course, there are exceptions at Pacifica Radio, such as Flashpoints and Guns and Butter (which was forced off the air at KPFA), but they are viewed as the black sheep by the bosses, not supported or embraced as allies. Oddly, during the first quarter of 2022, Mickey Huff was on Letters and Politics. I’ll have to relisten, if possible. It’s plausible Mickey Huff is open to collaboration and cooperation. But it’s not plausible entertainers, like Mitch Jeserich, would ever do anything with sincere educators and truth-seekers, like Mickey Huff, without an ulterior motive, such as reputational rehabilitation. Examples of established ideas and conclusions, which can help liberate the working class, but which are marginalized or ignored by such liberals, as the hosts of UpFront, Letters and Politics, Talkies, etc., include modern monetary theory, the job guarantee program, the two-party dictatorship, the fact that two-party systems are polarizing, benefits of ranked-choice voting, proportional representation, the incompatibility between democracy and capitalism, and so on. And these are not partisan issues. They’re only partisan issues, if you’re an antidemocratic partisan, a fascist, or an authoritarian. Otherwise, we all have the common sense to identify basic democratizing features of a healthy democracy. These are undisputable conclusions about a healthy democracy versus a diseased democracy, which have been accumulated after listening to voices advocating for social justice for decades. When you listen to voices for peace and justice for years and decades, it’s hard not to learn basic truths over time. Yet, somehow, some people never learn anything. They still haven’t grasped the fundamental contradictions within capitalism, for example. Only willful ignorance seems adequate to explain this. The underlying presuppositions of such liberals deny all of these realities and begin with the false left-right paradigm, in which the Democrat Party is assumed to be a sincere opposition party, when, in fact, as Chris Hedges, Ralph Nader, et al, have long admitted, we have a two-party dictatorship because America has undergone a corporate coup d’etat decades ago. But you’d never know any of this from listening to liberals, such as this particular host.

08:00 PDT, KPFA > Law & Disorder with Cat Brooks, produced by Jesse Strauss

Quotations from radio archive description: Arrests on 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico; Plus, inedible food in Virginia women’s prison | On September 26, 2014, students from a rural teachers college in Ayotzinapa, a town in the Mexican state of Guerrero, were disappeared by state actors and police. Forty-three students completely vanished, igniting years of national protest. Now, the country’s former Attorney General – long thought complicit in the coverup – has been arrested, reopening wounds and more investigations. We speak with John Gibler, an independent journalist that has been covering this tragedy since the beginning. He is the author of I Couldn’t Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us: An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa and Torn from the World: A Guerrilla’s Escape from a Secret Prison in Mexico, and other books. | Then, we move to Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women (FCCW) – a women’s jail in Virginia – where prisoners have told the Appeal that the food they are receiving is spoiled and moldy, leading to calls from elected officials for a deeper investigation and change. We are joined by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, senior reporter for The Appeal, a worker-led nonprofit news organization. She writes on prison and jail conditions, and wrongful convictions. | This week’s Artist Resistance in Residence is San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin.

John Gibler’s books: [AK Press link]

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg’s report on inedible food at a Virginia prison: https://theappeal.org/virginia-prison-food-department-of-health/
Follow Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethweill
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg’s website: https://www.elizabethw-g.org/

Follow Tongo Eisen-Martin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_tongogara_

NOTES: [L19] News Headlines with Max Pringle | (c. 8:00) Cat Brooks begins segment, emotional commentary, perhaps a thinly-veiled anti-Second Amendment rant in the guise of a eulogy for victims of gun violence | (c. 10:00) Interview regarding arrests related to 43 teachers disappeared in Ayotzinapa, Mexico years ago, 26 SEP 2014. … [Lots of detail, but Cat Brooks is unlikely to connect the dots to US imperialism nor the two-party dictatorship in the USA…] (c. 19:00)

COMMENTS: Not to be confused with another liberal Pacifica Radio program with a similar name on WBAI, Law and Disorder with Heidi Boghosian and Michael Smith, produced by Geoff Brady.

07:00 PDT / 10:00 EDT, WBAI > Project Censored > Any Monday with David Rothebnberg […] (08:34 PDT) music: Cab Calloway. … ‘Cab Calloway was a great entertainer in his day…’ … ‘white guilt and racism’ … some history teachers were terrible. But in college, there were some great history professors…I couldn’t wait to learn more about history…’ (08:39 PDT) ‘It didn’t make me feel guilty to learn the untold history, but it gave me greater clarity…’

09:00 PDT / 12:00 EDT, WBAI & PRN.Live > The Gary Null Show

NOTES (re: WBAI broadcast on 29 AUG 2022): Health & Healing Information. [Program notes, including links to video clips, available for this broadcast at PRN.Live] … (09:04 PDT) ‘acupuncture may help lower blood pressure’ … ‘resveratrol’ … ‘homocysteine’ … | (09:17 PDT) music break. | (09:17 PDT) Dr. Gary Null commentary: ‘evidence the hypothesis…the irresponsible behavior of Fauci, Walensky, et al…there was no science showing it was safe and effective…’ ‘But none of what they told us was true…’ ‘The more vaccines you get, the more problematic it gets…’ … (09:22 PDT) … ‘Mike Adams(sp?) in a lab’ … ‘But, if you don’t have an autopsy, you would never know…’ … ‘Should we ask for a national moratiruum on these injections? …’ See actual video at PRN.live. rubber band-like synthetic material inside blood clots… thermography … ‘Alex Jones Show…Mike Adams’ … ‘we have acquired these clots from autopsies…’ ’embalmers have never seen anything like this…’ … ‘It looks like little worms…’ ‘Some are as thick as a finger…’ ‘It can clot and block blood circulation and cause people to lose fingers or toes…’ … ‘These have the consistency of rubber bands…’ | (09:45 PDT) Next clip on COVID-19 injectable drug products … | Richard Gale on mRNA injections … ‘Why do these jabs have to be kept so cold?’ … audio abruptly cuts out. … dead air… (09:56 PDT) | (09:56 PDT) News Headlines with Sue Goodwin … flooding emergency in Mississippi | FBI agents have finished reviewing Trump documents…

COMMENTS: This is one of the most honest, compassionate, and hard-hitting shows on Pacifica Radio, or anywhere for that matter. This program is easily as important, as the best of them: Flashpoints; Project Censored; On The Ground: Voices of Resistance From the Nation’s Capitol; Covid, Race & Democracy, Guns and Butter, et al.

US pushing war on China: Malaysia’s ex PM explains imperialism’s roots in capitalism” by Multipolarista [via YouTube], 29 AUG 2022.

Quotations from thumbnail image and video description: Capitalism, Imperialism, and War | Malaysia’s longest-serving Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad warned that the US is trying to start a war with China over Taiwan. He also explained how imperialism is rooted in capitalism and detailed its economic exploitation of the Global South.

NOTES: [TW]

09:00 PDT, KPFA > Democracy Now!

NOTES: [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

COMMENTS: [see comments above for 06:00 broadcast]

10:00 PDT, KPFA & KPFK > Letters and Politics with Mitch Jeserich

Quotations from radio archive description: The Diversity of Perception in the Animal Kingdom and How Humans Force Creatures Into an Alien World | Guest: Ed Yong is a Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer on the staff of The Atlantic. He is is the author of I Contain Multitudes, and his latest An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us.

NOTES: […] (10:23 PDT) on dogs… ‘Alexander Horowitz(sp?)’ … ‘dog’s psychology’ … Brit-sounding guest, male-sounding… 1026 CC

COMMENTS: This program suffers from the same “liberal bias”, which Dr. Noam Chomsky has warned about since at least the 1990s, as UpFront, Democracy Now!, Letters and Politics, Lopate at Large, Talkies, et al.

10:00 PDT / 13:00 EDT, WBAI > Leonard Lopate at Large

NOTES: Liberal host and guest discuss “liberals” (i.e., pro-capitalists or non-anti-capitalists), as if they are not, themselves, liberals. … ‘I was born at the end of the 1980s…’ 1004. ‘By the 1990s, almost nobody believed in major socialist transformation of society’ … ‘infamous phrase of Francis Fukuyama, ‘the end of history…’ 2007/2008 financial crisis … | LL: … ‘And you’re critical of Barack Obama for not doing more…’ [But, of course, we’re not hearing any critique of capitalism, writ large.] … 1007. mealy-mouthed critique of ‘centrism’ … ‘Biden made some statements in support of unions, which is good’ But talk is not action … 1020 guest praised “AOC” and the so-called Squad. No critique of two-party dictatorship. … 1023 PDT. CC

COMMENTS: This program suffers from the same “liberal bias”, as UpFront, Democracy Now!, Letters and Politics, Lopate at Large, Talkies, et al.

10:00 PDT / 13:00 EDT, WPFW > Sounding the Big Pond > […] (10:26 PDT) ‘there is no public support for the arts…’ (10:28 PDT) [CC]

11:00 PDT, KPFA > The Ralph Nader Radio Hour

NOTES: […] (11:20 PDT) ‘a very rare trial lawyer’ … ‘Sandy Hook families’ … major settlement ‘gun industry’ [Sounds like an anti-Second Amendment perspective from guest and host, Ralph Nader…] … ‘Josh Koskoff(sp?)’ … | (11:31 PDT) Corporate Crime Reporter with Russ Mokhiber: f-250 Super Duty pickup trucks sold with weak roofs, led to deaths | (11:32 PDT) Audience questions, pre-recorded, filtered…. (11:34 PDT) [CC]

MASSIVE Study PROVES Men Under 40 Have a HIGHER RISK of Myocraditis Post Vaccination” by Kim Iversen [via YouTube], 29 AUG 2022.

12:00 PDT, KPFA > Against the Grain

Quotations from radio archive description: Conquering Outer Space | What can our fantasies about space tell us about life on earth? Fred Scharman discusses competing visions for long-term space occupancy over the last century and a half, many of them emanating from Russia and the United States even before the Cold War, and now monopolized by billionaires like Elon Musk. (Encore broadcast.)Resources: Fred Scharmen, Space Forces: A Critical History of Life in Outer Space Verso, 2021

NOTES: [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

Gravitas: Xi Jinping criticized by Communist Party “elders”” by WION [via YouTube], 29 AUG 2022.

Quotation from video description: pending

NOTES: … (c. 5:01) ‘There was growing opposition to [the policy of] Zero Covid, especially after the draconian lockdown in Shanghai.’ [Indeed. The whole world gasped at the eery sounds of imprisoned Chinese people in high rise towers, screaming for help.

Dr. Julie Ponesse speaks at Western U rally opposing booster mandates” by The Democracy Fund [via YouTube], 29 AUG 2022.

NOTES: [F] [F2]

12:00 PDT / 15:00 EDT, WBAI > Covid, Race & Democracy with PNB Covid Taskforce > Vantage Point Special [two-hour broadcast]

NOTES: [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

13:00 PDT / 15:00 CDT, KPFT > Hard Knock Radio

NOTES: [haven’t listened yet] Only playback option available from archive page, by finding the program listing in the archives. No download option, nor direct link available.

13:00 PDT, KPFA > Women’s Magazine

NOTES: [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

COMMENTS: This program uses radical language (i.e., grassroots activist language), but also suffers from the same “liberal bias”, as most other Pacifia Radio programs.

In Charleston South Carolina […]” by World Is Dangerous [via YouTube], 29 AUG 2022.

14:00 PDT / 17:00 EDT, WBAI > Sojourner Truth pre-empted(?) > Special

NOTES: Christine Blosdale(sp?) selling Boku(sp?)/Beacoup(sp?) Suoer Foods to raise money for WBAI

14:00 PDT, KPFA > About Health

Quotations from radio archive description: About Health – What Should I Eat? – August 29, 2022 | Let’s talk food! Join Thuy Nguyen and nutritionist Rosie Ueng in conversation about how our relationship with food and ourselves affect our nourishment in profound ways. We discuss familiar topics like “clean” eating from a fresh perspective and emphasize the importance of love and gratitude in eating. 

NOTES: [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

15:00 PDT / 18:00 EDT, WBAI > WBAI Evening News > Democracy Now! Evening

NOTES: [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

15:00 PDT / 17:00 CDT, KPFT > Code Pink Radio

NOTES: [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

15:00 PDT, KPFA > UpFront PM

NOTES: [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

COMMENTS: This is a rerun of content from the morning broadcast, which automatically makes this broadcast offensive, especially when there are so many censored, dissenting voices out there, which deserve airtime. Instead, we get duplication of the worst Machiavellian perception management, which will never inform the working class, which is oppressed by the power elite, nor help them connect the dots between issues to help the public see the larger truths to be able to learn from past experience. (See comments above for UpFront.)

15:30 PDT / 18:30 EDT, WBAI > CounterSpin

NOTES: [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

COMMENTS: I used to dig this show back in the day, when it was on KPFA. In recent years, it seems disappointing. I’m not sure if the program became less hard-hitting, or if my perception is less susceptible to “the liberal bias”, deceptions, and wishful thinking. Maybe it’s a combination of both elements.

16:00 PDT, KPFA > Hard Knock Radio

NOTES: [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

Top official says: We SHOULDN’T have listened to pandemic SCIENTISTS” by Dr. Suneel Dhand [via YouTube], 29 AUG 2022.

Quotation from video description: pending

NOTES: [L1]

17:00 PDT, KPFA & KPFK [simulcast]> Flashpoints

Quotations from radio archive description: An International Team to Evaluate the Dangers of a Nuclear Meltdown in the War Zone. | Today on show: An international team heads for Ukraine to evaluate the dangers of a nuclear meltdown in the war zone: Also a Coalition of Activists are calling on Natural Resources Secretary Wade to support an emergency pause in logging in Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF).  Also the California Gov backing Dangerous Diablo Canyon nuke bailout: And The National Chicano Human Rights Council commemorates and celebrates anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium.

NOTES: [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

18:00 PDT, KPFA & KPFK [simulcast]> The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

Quotations from radio archive description: U.N. to inspect nuclear power plant in Ukraine, amidst fears of disaster; Warring factions in Yemen’s civil war extend truce; California lawmakers pass fast food workers bill – August 29, 2022 | Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

NOTES: [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

COMMENTS: Usually, honest on basic social justice issues, but newscast bosses tend to gaslight listeners on COVID-19 (never mention VAERS data, VAERS deaths, assaults on informed consent, assaults on parental consent, no mention of litigation in India against the World Health Organization) and establishment Democrat Party politics (i.e., usually engaging in Democrat Party apologia and perception management to keep people within the Democrat Party imaginary and out of the third-party politics imaginary, in the sociology sense of the term, ‘imaginary’). I.e., ‘it’s all good, just don’t question 9/11, COVID-19, nor establishment electoral politics.’ Having said all that, this is still a better nightly newscast than most. I’m hard-pressed to think of a better one, especially since the demise of Free Speech Radio News (FSRN), especially not locally. But that doesn’t excuse the KPFA news bosses’ intellectual dishonesty, lying by omission, and other deficiencies of journalistic integrity.

Greenland ice melt will raise sea levels by nearly a foot, study says” by CBS News [via YouTube], 29 AUG 2022.

Quotations from video description: “A new study from the Nature Climate Change journal says the Greenland ice sheet will trigger nearly a foot of global sea-level rise when it melts. Ted Scambos, a senior research scientist at the University of Colorado, joins John Dickerson on CBS News to discuss. […]”

19:00 PDT, KPFA > Africa Today

NOTES: [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

20:00 PDT, KPFA > Transitions On Traditions

NOTES: [notes pending; haven’t listened yet]

Shout Out” by Sekou Sundiata (1997)

“Here’s to the best words
In the right place
At the perfect time to the human mind
Blown-up and refined.

“To long conversations and the
Philosophical ramifications of a beautiful day.

“To the twelve-steppers
At the thirteenth step
May they never forget
The first step.

“To the increase, to the decrease
To the do, to the do
To the did, to the did
To the do, to the did
To the done, done
To the lonely.

“To the brokenhearted.
To the new, blue haiku.

“Here’s to all or nothing at all.

“Here’s to the sick, and the shut-in.

“Here’s to the was you been, to the is you in
To what’s deep and deep, to what’s down and down
To the lost, and the blind, and the almost found.

“To the crazy
The lazy
The bored
The ignored
The beginners
The sinners
The losers
The winners.
To the smooth
And the cool
And even to the fools.
Here’s to your ex-best-friend.

“To the rule-benders and the repeat offenders.
To the lovers and the troublers
The engaging
The enraging
To the healers and the feelers
And the fixers and the tricksters
To a star falling from a dream.
To a dream, when you know what it means.

“To the bottom
To the root
To the bass, uh, boom!
To the drum
To the was you been to the is you in
To what’s deep and deep to what’s down and down
To the lost, and the blind, and the almost found.

“Here’s to somebody within the sound of your voice this morning.
Here’s to somebody who can’t be within the sound of your voice tonight.
To a low-cholesterol pig sandwich smothered in swine without the pork.
To a light buzz in your head
And a soundtrack in your mind
Going on and on and on and on and on like a good time.

“Here’s to promises that break by themselves
Here’s to the breaks with great promise.
To people who don’t wait in the car when you tell them to wait in the car.

“Here’s to what you forgot and who you forgot.
Here’s to the unforgettable.
Here’s to the was you been to the is you in
To what’s deep and deep to what’s down and down
To the lost, and the blind, and the almost found.

“Here’s to the hip-hoppers
The don’t stoppers
Heads nodding in the digital glow
Of their beloved studios.
To the incredible, indelible impressions made by the gaze as you gaze in the faces of strangers.
To yourself you ask: Could this be God? Straight up!
Or is it a mask?

“Here’s to the tribe of the hyper-cyber
Trippin’ at the virtual-most outpost at the edge on the tip
Believin’ that what they hear is the mothership
Drawing near.
Here’s to the was you been to the is you in
To what’s deep and deep to what’s down and down
To the lost, and the blind, and the almost found.”

“Shout Out” by Sekou Sundiata, from The Blue Oneness of Dreams (1997)

(22:00 PDT)

How UK intel used the BBC to smear antiwar academics” by The Grayzone, 29 AUG 2022.

Quotations from video description: pending

NOTES: [L1]

(23:00 PDT)


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