LUMPENPROLETARIAT—[Thursday, 7 APR 2022] SALIENT OBSERVATIONS According to one of the homies, actor Sean Penn has been doing the talk show rounds unwittingly pushing for World War III by “talking about helping Ukraine…” For some reason, the actor has been hanging around with right-winger Sean Hannity. I’m not saying all right-wingers ought to be distrusted. Yes, as Sean Penn says distrust can become “a petty thing”. Trust must be earned. And Sean Penn parroting U.S. State Department talking points only diminishes my trust in, both, Seans. The salient point is everyone right of center is pro-capitalist. This is how Sean Penn described how he initially responded to Sean Hannity’s phone call:
Penn responded: “I said, ‘I don’t trust you. But we have to get on with life.’ We all talk about how divisive things are, how divided things are here. When you step into a country of incredible unity, you realize what we’ve all been missing. I don’t think I’ve got time to indulge my lack of trust, which becomes a petty thing. These people are fighting for the dreams and aspirations of all of us Americans.”—quoted from “Sean Penn to Sean Hannity: ‘When you step into a country of incredible unity, you realize what we’ve all been missing'” by Marianne Garvey, CNN, 6 APR 2022.
Unfortunately, overall, Sean Penn amplifies a basic establishment Russophobic narrative about Ukraine, which leaves out important historical context, including the 2014 US-backed coup in Ukraine and the role of the NATO agenda to encircle Russia. CNN also reported, “Penn spent time in Ukraine in November, when he met with Ukrainian forces as tensions rose between the country and neighboring Russia.” But no mention was made about the Azov Battalion nor neo-Nazis in the Ukranian government and military. Vice/Disney should have invited Scott Ritter along with Sean Penn, to help the Vice/Disney team make sense of what’s really going on in Ukraine. Instead, Scott Ritter is being censored by Twitter.
In other local news, Central California cops have been “having fun on Facebook”, posting “stupid shit”, like “talking shit” about ‘a guy with a video playing on his smartphone mounted on his dash’. ‘But thanks to the watchful eye of the cops, we busted that villain.‘ Gawd. Fascists. ‘Take a look at the lawman beating up the wrong guy/Oh, man! I wonder if he’ll ever know…” Meanwhile, the real criminals, the white-collar criminals operate with impunity. The purpose of police appears to be that of henchmen for society’s power elite, to subjugate and discipline the working class, the poor, and the houseless. The example of cops posting silly remarks about traffic violations, misdemeanors, or petty crime on Facebook, as if they are tackling the great social ills of our society is laughable evidence of the two-tiered justice system, which favors moneyed interests and oppresses the working class. Notice how you’ll never see cops posting remarks about corporate corruption, white collar crimimals, corporate influence in Congress, or conscientious objector cops calling out crooked cops, cop gangs, and corruption within police agencies.
OTHER SALIENT OBSERVATIONS:
- “Censorship on Twitter: Scott Ritter Banned and Unbanned!” by Richard Medhurst, 7 APR 2022.
- According to one of the homies, MC Ren posted something about ‘Tha Chill’, ‘The Purge, “Fuck yo’ vaccine and your stemmie, I’m a rider…” “The Purge” by Tha Chill (with J Dee) 3 APR 2022, from the album Elephant. Interesting.
- “Decay Into the Future: A 21st Century American Retrospective | Epoch Philosophy” by Epoch Philosophy, 7 APR 2022.
- “US Officials Admit They’re Literally Just Lying To The Public About Russia” by Caitlin Johnstone, 7 APR 2022. [F] [T]
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08:00 PDT / 11:00 EDT, WBAI > […] (08:38 PDT) [TW] On women as a political grouping… ‘ERA litigation’ ‘Wendy’ ‘Equal Means Equal’ ‘Lawrence Tribe(sp?), jurist’
NOTES (re: Gary Null Show for 7 APR 2022): Dr. Robert Malone essay, commentary. | Gary Null commentary. | Flashback Clip: Important press conference featuring Dr. Mary Bowden from Houston, Texas. (09:25 PDT) ‘two months ago, in November…’ ‘question the narrative‘ ‘Medical freedom has been hijacked…’ ‘Doctors, we need to stand up…’ ‘Defend your right to informed consent…’
10:00 PDT / 13:00 EDT, WBAI > usually scheduled program, Leonard Lopate at Large, has been pre-empted for unknown reasons > SUBSTITUTE PROGRAMMING: Guest host lady with Dr. Gary Null in fundraising mode, presumably raising money for free speech Pacifica Radio WBAI, presenting health and healing information, including a Gary Null documentary called Overcoming Cancer on the roles of inflammation and nutrition on health. … Give2WBAI.org. $100 pledge gets you special pack. (10:40 PDT) offline
11:00 PDT, KPFA > Talkies with Kris Welch > […] (11:22 PDT) Kris Welch chats with frequent guest Emily Hoeven from the ‘Cal Matters dot org‘ blog. Guest seems like an ‘asset’, or tool, of Kris Welch, Brian Edwards-Tiekert, Mitch Jeserich, Aileen Alfandary, Mark Mericle, Philip Maldari (semi-retired), et al. faction at KPFA because she confines herself to the same liberal parameters as Ms. Welch’s faction. | (11:33 PDT) ‘right-wing’ opposition to transgender literature in schools, Amazon union elections, Starbucks union drives, and more. … this liberal rambling by Kris Welch reminds me of Jimmy Dore’s phrase: “shit-libs” … | (c. 11:38 PDT) Raymond ‘Nat’ Turner, poet … | ’53-47′ Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. [cf. T]
12:00 PDT, KPFA > Behind the News with Doug Henwood > “Global reconfigurations prompted by the invasion of Ukraine, and why we shouldn’t shut nuclear power plants” | “Vijay Prashad, journalist and historian, on the reconfigurations of global power prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and environmental economist and activist Charlie Komanoff, author of this Nation article, on why it’s a bad idea to shut nuclear power plants only to have them replaced by burning more fossil fuels.” | “The Case Against Closing Nuclear Power Plants: Existing plants like Diablo Canyon obviate the need to draw on fossil fuel generators and should remain in service.” by Charles Komanoff, The Nation, 4 APR 2022.
NOTES (re: BTN for 7 APR 2022): […] (12:23 PDT) Liberal (i.e., pro-capitalist or non-anti-capitalist) writer from The Nation argues for nuclear energy … ‘Charlie Komanoff: ‘don’t build more nuke power plants, but also don’t shut down the ones we have now’ ‘dangers are exaggerated by opponents of nuclear energy’ | (12:57 PDT) “Radio Activity” by Kraftwerk
1300 PDT, KPFA > Bookwaves with Richard Wolinsky > [L1]
AUDIOBOOK > Global Conspiracy and the New World Order by Ian Crane (1 JAN 2017) [L6of12]
AUDIOBOOK [via Scribd] > COVID-19: The Genetically Engineered Coronavirus Pandemic by Peter Tremblay (9 AUG 2021)
NOTES (re: COVID-19: The Genetically Engineered Pandemic): … CHAPTER 11 (of 17) (c. 9:50) “This same government had also initially opposed international calls for an investigation into how the disease outbreak began. (c. 10:20) [TW] ‘The attempt by the Chinese government to shroud the COVID-19 virus in mystery prevented scientists from learning about the virus. ‘into how the disease began, but later bowed to pressure…’ … | CHAPTER 13 (of 17) ‘Dr. Judy Mikovitz‘ … ‘Dr. Shahid Bhuttar(sp?)’ … (c. 18:20) ‘The public must resist mandatory vaccines to prevent the governments’ global depopulation agenda. (c. 18:40) ‘5G’ [The 5G issue seems to have no citations, other than “5G videos”, that got “taken down”.] | CHAPTER 14 (of 17) ‘The connection between 5G wireless technology and the coronavirus exposed.’ Author says there’s evidence…but doesn’t mention any explicitly. … ‘Adams(sp?)’ … on the impact of 5G on human immune system, which weakens immune system and makes people more vulnerable to COVID-19. … | CHAPTER 15 (of 17) … ‘…authoritarian control of citizens…’ … ‘lockdowns’ …
“Censorship on Twitter: Scott Ritter Banned and Unbanned!” by Richard Medhurst, 7 APR 2022.
“[Livestream] Rainbow’s End…” by Alison McDowell, 7 APR 2022. [L1820-1825]
“(F*#K) …” by Drbeen Medical Lectures, 7 APR 2022. [L1825-1832]
“BREAKING: Russia Suspended By UN Human Rights Council” by Revolutionary Blackout [via YouTube], 7 APR 2022.
NOTES (re: Russia Suspended… by Revolutionary Blackout): [L1832-1839]
“Police Investigation Shuts Down 580” by NBC Bay Area, 7 APR 2022,
“Will Smith Checks Into Rehab?”, 7 AR 2022.
NBC Bay Area, 7 APR 2022.
“10K New Pfizer Docs…” , 7 APR 2022.
“The Future is Being Written…” by The Revcoms, 7 APR 2022.
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