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In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king.



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To be adapted for inclusion in the Kingdom of the Gophers



We need to separate US foreign policy in all its sordid forms from internal political matters. In the case of Trump I sympathize with his problems at home but absolutely abhor his foreign policy. The USA cannot be trusted on the international stage either by its words or actions. That is history and it continues with the Trump White House. Their attitude is appalling and the treatment of less powerful countries is similar in its disingenuousness. I think many good USA citizens would be appalled at how their 'America' is really viewed across the world both by their 'friends' and their enemies. If and when their economic power withers I doubt there will be a sympathetic chorus of regret even from their closest current 'friends'. They will be seen internationally somewhat similar to how Harvey Weinstien is now viewed across the US.



As an instance: why is it that every country that opposes the US is a regime and has a dictator in charge? Is the US a regime with dictator Trump in charge(according to some sections of the population it is)? Is Israel a regime with dictator Netanyahu in charge? Propagandizing language for political opportunism is seducing reason and the US administration and its defense industry is second to none in such an application. To point this out is not treason it is merely treason in the use of language and any semi-literate person with half a brain sees it for what it is. This is sad as it leads to normally reasonable individuals becoming US antagonists.



The USA has given the world much in the form of innovation and technology but ask youself: In the last 60 years has the USA really saved any country from a fate worse than death? Wherein lie all the successful economic and military interventions. Where lies the fallen signpost to all the moral and intellectual leadership successes.



As with the peoples of many declining empires throughout history the greatest flaw in the American character is its lack of self-awaremess in a larger world. In the United States of America the one eyed man is king of the World. How many would that be?



Some not: Professor Stephen Cohen , Norm Chomsky, Jimmy Dore, Angelo John Gage, Tucker Carlson, Tlusi Gabbard, Senator Rand Paul.



Following is the more advanced version:



The 'regimes' of the USA and the UK.



A government becomes a 'regime' due to its abandonment of due process or when the head of state unilaterally makes a decision without such due process. The contention 'everyone agrees' or 'social media is the arbiter' is hardly a tenant handed down from our highest centers of learning or a consequence of centuries of studies and investigations of civilized society and history.



Established law in the civilized community of countries requires a due process before a sentence is carried out. In uncivilized societies or countries it does not. It requires evidence of a crime, a fair trial where evidence is contested and a verdict from an impartial judge or a jury of peers. Without such a process we are lost or at the mercy of the pitchfork mob or those with vested interests in a predetermined outcome. The mere fact that governments or 'regimes' decide to abandon such a process would lead a normal citizen to engage in a discussion of the reason and intelligence of such an abandonment and wonder at the contempt it shows towards the individual in that society. The citizen might also wonder when such an abandonment of due process might one day be visited upon themselves. Let us look at a few recent examples of international punishment from regimes without due process:



1) Sanctioning of Russia by the UK and USA for the Skipsal poisoning case.



2) The USA for the bombing of Syria after a supposed gas attack.



3) The destruction of Libya.



Of course there was no 'due process' as these cases were settled with 'everyone agrees' and the evidence of 'social media'. Hence the UK and USA have declared judgement without due process and have thus shown the required evidence to qualify as 'regimes'. I know those who have invested in the 'deep state' as the culprit have given themselves a moral escape clause yet their vigilance and apathy have contributed to its rise. The belief that a community of 150 people is the limit of an individual's sphere of influence may well be correct yet that sphere itself needs influence if it is to sustain itself within a larger economic and social construct where the law and due process need a diet of adherence to protect all. The internal lawlessness of the US regarding election matters, fraud and intelligence malpractice is not a sympton of the external lack of due process but rather the reverse. International malpractice has led to the internal problems and will continue to do so until international due process is revitalized. Let us all put away the pitchforks and become governments again instead of regimes.



Twitter comments: Ask which countries maintain and practice their humor and you will be naming the countries with the greatest stability of law and institutions with little need for a Human Rights Commission. Today look to a humorless USA and imagine what George Carlin, Richard Prior, Yes Minister or the Goons would make of one of Trump's briefings or Joe Biden’s sentences. Joe and Donald, both would 'sentence' you but one cannot finish a sentence and the other cannot make one complete without using 'fantastic', 'amazing’, ‘incredible' or 'greatest' attached to the first person singular. Such a fertile garden full of radishes and turnips yet sadly there is no comedy on any of the major US networks. Is it true that a diet of carrots and drinking only white turnip maliu float has the side effect of hormonal imbalance as well as an increased desire for light bulbs and cameras, which as we all know is a persistent danger to all politicians in the US. It would seem Jimmy Dore is the only spark on that somewhat barren horizon. What does that say about the 'greatest, fantastic, most incredible' country 'ever' as Mr. Trump would have everyone believe? Perhaps that in itself is the humor as it is intrinsically without subtlety or intelligence. Something a clown might say when referring to his circus. ----------------------------------------

In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king.


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The USA has given the world much in the form of innovation and technology but ask youself: Wherein lie all the successful economic and military interventions. Where lies the fallen signpost to all the moral and intellectual leadership successes?

Ask which countries maintain and practice their humor and you will be naming the countries with the greatest stability of law and institutions with little need for a Human Rights Commission. Sadly the reverse is also true.

The thing about dwarfs and midgets is that they have very little in common. (discriminatory)I hate Russian Dolls. They're so full of themselves. (racial)

When life gives you melons, you're dyslexic. (minority discriminatory) I don't see the humor in blind jokes.(minority discriminatory and much more) Is it true that a diet of carrots and drinking only white turnip maliu float has the side effect of hormonal imbalance as well as an increased desire for sunlight, which as we all know is a persistent danger to all politicians.

Our comprehensive intersectional study of bias towards gophers with albino fur color and transgender proclivities demonstrates this is not unusual but rather commonplace in today's burrows.

Your Worship, gopher world is currently under attack from illiberal intellectuals, misguided politicians and self-appointed cultural dietitians. I would offer to the albinos what they say in the gopher military, toughen up, Princess.'

World famous anthropologist and gopher psychologist Dr.Weldone-Gridpipethin G.G. (Belmont & Santa Anna) regarding Gopher President Elroy Trump from his paper ‘The President’s Many Thoughts’ delivered to the AFSCME sanitary workers conference (SWC) Western Burrows 2023. 12.30am....toughen up, Princess.'

A couple of poisonous toads continue to croak their self congratulations as their greed and dollar propogandized christian abominations constrict any idealistic hope the young may still forlornly embrace.

Makes sense especially how incubation (staying inside) acturlly promotes the virus while sunlight and outdoors do the opposite as we know from all other flu viruses.

Pompeo has tested positive for being a poisonous Christian toad.

I don't mind his politics but in Australia we call a guy who keeps preening and congratulating himself ... a 'wanker'. This man is a perfect example. He is cringeworthy. I imagine the rest of the universe feels the same.

Trump or Biden: the choice is between a wanker and a broken sock-puppet.

That's fantastic, incredible, great, better than a ride on a unicorn. It is just amazing how you can accomplish these incredible, unbelievable things after you wake up and put on your superman costume before breakfast Donald.

The remarkable story of 'Russian Collusion'. 'My name is Ned Comley. I am a PhD. I used to have a job in the FBI, but the police moved me on. It all began one morning in May, I was going through an old photo album of J.Edgar Hovers handsome assistants, when my aide announced a visitor'.

Jim, the situation is extremely grave. In the last 12 hours 2,000 more victims have been smitten by Collusion.'We must move fast.' said Comley.What do you suggest? South America?No Jim you can save the USA.'Yes, John Quincy Adams, Marylin Munroe, Richard Nixon and now me!

The thing about dwarfs, my supporters and midgets is that they have very little in common. These thoughts of President Trump will help you understand better the intellectual sophistication going on above and over your heads in the White House.

No, no! It was me in my kitchen with WD40, a white turnip maliu float and a pair of black-market red pliers that done it. What a triumph! More details following.... but I can fix it in an instant if you want. All I need is one of Hillary's fingernails.

It is great to see how and Australian media owner (Rupert - Fox News) can so easily get US media and politicians to do his bidding. As an Australian it is heartwarming but don't these people have any pride.

The US is responsible for similar damage to Iraq. Economic liability is not like ice cream flavours where you can choose. When you betray logic in one area it tends to grow and it's result makes some folk look like fools. It betrays maturity.

When hubris surpasses reason an empire crumbles.

I am certain that is what you believe and good luck with that. Yet you must have read the last 2000 years of history and understand why empires fail. It is when hubris surpasses reason the empire crumbles and you, sir are the master of hubris.

Joe and Donald, both would 'sentence' you but one cannot finish a sentence and the other cannot make one complete without using 'fantastic', 'amazing’, ‘incredible' or 'greatest' attached to the first person singular. What does this say about the 'greatest, fantastic, most incredible' country 'ever' as Mr. Trump would have everyone believe? Perhaps that in itself is the humor as it is intrinsically without subtlety or intelligence. Something a clown might say when referring to his circus.

The state of Delaware is where most US corporations are located and buy their charters – if it is not the world’s biggest corporate tax haven the state is certainly among the world’s top five. It should be no surprise why Delaware senator Joe Biden was chosen

Capitalism is axiomatic, works on a non-verified premise: the necessity of unlimited growth which makes possible capital accumulation.

All this frenzy, though, must have roots – as in the roots of a tree (of knowledge). And that brings us to Deleuze’s central metaphor; the rhizome (like ginger), which is not just a root, but a mass of roots springing up in new directions.

The rhizome is inherently progressive, while traditions are static. As a metaphor, the rhizome can replace our conception of history as linear and singular, offering different histories moving at different speeds. TINA (“ There is no alternative”) is dead: there are multiple alternatives. In order to embark onto a new, emancipatory path, we first have to emancipate ourselves to see that a new imaginary is possible, alongside a new complex systems reality.

So let‘s chill – and deterritorialize. If we learn how to do it, the advent of the New Techno Man in voluntary servitude, remote-controlled by an all-powerful, all-seeing security state, won’t be a given.

A newsworthy day is not where small trucks got flipped over in the street from a strong wind or an orhpanage gets burnt down but where sexual assult is mentioned then you will see neighbourhood politicians hanging on to fence posts for dear life for fear of being swept away. In that regard I cannot imagine any girl being infatuated with Joe Biden (or Donald Trump) without first being given a general anaesthetic.

Yet the Swedish public health authority has surveyed the prevalence of antibodies to the SARS-COV-2 virus in Stockholm County. How can it be true that herd immunity has been reached in Stockholm County with only about 17% of the population having been infected, while an R0 of 2.0 is normally taken to imply a herd immunity of 50%?

Socialism or Communisn or Capitalisn is not the answer. People caring for all people is the real question which has now morphed into a wrold wide situation due to the exponential influence or the internet. So how is that achieved? The world 'family' is not longer living in California ot New Yourk it has grown world wide just as US military bases cover a similar geographic.

That is the problem ... the 'science' in not universal. There are various well based scientific opinions. I fear sadly that 'scientific opinions may well become political or at worse, mercenery.

Don't misunderstand Trump. Trump is a supreme egotist. Whether or not he belived this before he became president is incidental. He belives it now. Power has this effect. Hitler, Mao, Bush and Stalin became captive without much pushing. Ditto Donald, 'our present infallible superman'.

It requires awareness to know you are self-aware as it requires intelligence to know you are an idiot. Thus idiots have no self awareness. Example Donald (I,I, me, me) - I rest my case.

Yet the purpose of a capitalist system isn’t to make money, it is to produce goods and services. If millions of people are no longer producing goods and services, but are receiving the medium of exchange (money) to allow them to buy goods and services this will eventually reduce the standard of living for everyone since millions are now consumers but not producers. Any civilization that cannot reverse itself is doomed.

The Bolton Green Eighteen. The latest Trump ProjectAfter the US rescues Idib from the 'EVIL' Syrian and Russian regimes. http://ablindeye.com/golf.html

Killing neo-liberal polices of free market world trade that have expanded over the last 60 years. US is now looking to protect itself from policies that act on competive world trade. Australia is left out in a limb trying to balance security with trade. Oh how 'times are a changing' when self-interest intervenes.

And talking of loyalty to our 'protector' - how loyal is/was Donald Trump to his staff, compaign managers, helpers etc.? Would you ever consider working for a man so devoid of loyalty to others. I could easily imagine him dumping Melinia should he wish to promote his brand. Think Flynn, Page, Maniforth, Pappadopolus, Stone, etc.

Now think of Australia's needs in the narrow passages of his or his administration's consciousness..Also bear in mind his envoy Pompeo and understand that the most dangerous warmonger is religious one be it a mad Islamist or a fundamental American Christian.

Why is it that US politicians and mainstream media treat their citizens as if they have IQ levels of 50 when the average is 100? Could it be because the general population is more worried about income, jobs, health security and family and have only have time to look at headlines. Is this why two clowns are running for office? The destruction of the empire will happen from within while China and Russia need do zilch, while Australia need to look elsewhere if they indeed really need another military tit to suck.

Let me make this clear. America is self-destructing. A malignant narcissist in charge and a man who cannot construct a sentence is an alternative. A stock market devoid of reality and a 1 percent devoid of conscience.

Any remote consideration of the other 99 percent is soley based on profit. Any civilization that cannot reverse itself is doomed.

Let me make this clear. America is self-destructing. A malignant narcissist in charge and a man who cannot construct a sentence is an alternative. A stock market devoid of reality and a 1% devoid of conscience

There is also strong evidence that a small proportion of individuals account for most infections – the ‘superspreaders’. A Shenzhen-based study estimated that 8.9% of cases were responsible for 80% of total infections. Therefor contact tracing is a must to determine an original source.

Sadly Donald the biggest scandal in US history will be the lack of medicare, UBI and help for small business in reply to the C19 epidemic. The macinations of feeble, self-serving politicians is a given.

I wonder if Joe actually knows what his foreign policy adviser said or if he actually has a foreign policy adviser. I expect he would consider Blinken less important than the helper who butters his toast in the morning. I think using the words 'under Joe' might be a stretch.

Do you believe that Donald Trump suffers from lack of self-esteem? I think I found someone who does. Here he is ...

Joe Biden (a man we know cannot complete a sentence) is being trained in his proposed new White House job as a pencil sharpener. The folk who will be instuting policy are his cabinet. They will be co-opted democrats Those who will be actually making policy are the 1% ers. Enjoy

Evolution postulates that vitamin D was so important to the immune system that the human species that originated in equatorial regions with black skin need a lighter skin color in colder climates to absorb the fainter sunlight and produce satisfactory amounts of vitamin D.

A neo-liberal world empire is burning. Any civilization that cannot reverse itself is doomed. As many analysts have already noted, the world is experiencing the exact moment of transition between what no longer exists and what is yet to be born. It is not political.

Should the Chinese succeed in providing an alternative route to prosperity and independence the US would see that as a fundamental threat. Those who feel threatened may try stop it. Agression and threat might be their design but in those the Chinese have centuries of experience.

Remember this, capitalism and the individual, as well as collective perseverance, transformed China. Not socialism or communism. Capitalism is axiomatic, works on a non-verified premise: the necessity of unlimited growth which makes possible capital accumulation.

Let us not change. Both have the ability to hasten the demise of empire. Joe and Donald, would 'sentence' you but one cannot finish a sentence and the other cannot make one complete without using 'fantastic', 'amazing’, ‘incredible' or 'greatest' when describing himself.

Terrorism is born of religious zealots be it mad Islamists, Haredi Judaismists or fundamental Christian evangelical.

There is an ongoing coup within the USA of the techno-banking elite in alliance with a section of the Chinese ruling class against the nationalist elements and what is left of the working class outside of the Democratic Party. The Military industrial complex types support both sides.

America inherits a pathology wherein sadism and paranoia define an inhumane hubris and Trump (or Pelosi), its leader, merely a functionary on a mission to nowhere who uses Co-19 as a mirror that discloses the fact that power in the hands of charlatans is wasted power.

Nothing motivates a population more than a clear cut case of double standards regardless of the politics.

Any civilization that cannot reverse itself is doomed. The GOP and the Dems are both parodies of political ideas. More substance was available from Carl Marx or Mussolini. Trump just asked Iran to restore the internet. Was it so they could watch the death of George Floyd?

Bigotry is born of religious zealots be it mad Islamists, Haredi Judaismists or fundamental Christian evangelicals. There are many examples and they seem to be exponential. Is there an eskimo alive today that would consider America and justice to co-exist in the same sentence?

Joe really likes tweeting. Here he is preparing to tweet ....

It is sad to see such a powerful state that held so much promise decline. To list the things that prevent America from being Great Again may require a page larger than the Declaration of Independence. Some believe money is the answer yet they only comprise 1% of the population with a similar moral representation.

To quote William Shakespeare, Richard III, ‘now is the winter of our discontent’ – which in this year of blight, (2020) is the dominant paradigm of financialized imperialism – a system overseen by a totally corrupt global clique who seem to be frankly deranged.

The alternative. ‘Multi-Polar World’ order where each nation’s sovereignty is respected and each nation is allowed to develop according to its individual population’s culture, history and priorities. This group of countries, is currently led by China and Russia,

It began when states started exploiting their own citizens. In the US by people like Trump and the Clintons. That “exploitation” these people seek to impose is generally referred to as “reform.” The oligarchs find themselves outraged that there is such a thing as a minimum wage.

US inherits a pathology wherein sadism and paranoia define an inhumane hubris and its leader, merely a functionary on a mission to nowhere who uses Co-19 as a mirror that discloses the fact that power in the hands of charlatans is wasted power.

Burnie you and Joe are well past the use by date. You cannot be 21 and vital again and it is very sad watching both of you try and be alert or perspicacious. Please retire gracefully to a green lawn with family.

China and East Asia are taking precedence as the EU’s top trading partner. The EU is going Eurasia. Trump came out against Beijing like a heavyweight whose trunks fell to his knees as he pranced around promoting a big fight for the championship. It was embarrassing.

USA inherits a pathology wherein sadism and paranoia define an inhumane hubris. To quote Michael Ledeen: “Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business.”

They seriously renounced the business and the pleasures of the age; abjured the use of wine, of flesh, and of marriage; chastised their body, mortified their affections and embraced a life of misery, as the price for eternal happiness.

Both medicine and capitalism borrow from biology their fundamental concepts. Capitalism rests on the Darwinian principle of the survival of the fittest, helped by the supposedly benign and invisible hand of the market. Unlike medicine, however, capitalism does not need self-justification, because it tends to destroy, physically or economically, those who disagree

Applied to the Coronavirus situation, the theologians who establish the strategy are the representatives of a science, virology, which actually is neither biology nor medicine but something in-between. Therefore those politicans like Trump are anything but believable.

Either this fool is a clown or this clown is a fool. The distinction is about self-awareness and that would determine the truth. Sadly neither Trump or Biden are leading the charge in that regard. Let us look at the best outcome for the US. Return home and look after your own poor people - either that or bomb the world.

With Trump there is no such thing a rock bottom. To quote TS Elliot:"We are the hollow men . . . Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass or rats’ feet over broken glass . . ." And I write: Who love they know not why, and hate upon a barren field. Who love they know not why, and hate upon a barren field.

Remind Trump that fascists were the revolutionaries of the counter-revolution. If you look closer all you need is greed as main ingredient and all the rest follows. Just our luck that greed is nowhere to be seen. Hard at work dismantling the system they rode to death into their sundown.

Bogdan Vechirko who yesterday drove his tuck into a large group of protesters in Minneapolis, is a Banderite and former participant in Washington’sl proxy war against the Donbass - Ukraine. Are the chickens coming home to roost?

NO! No, it was me in my kitchen with WD40, a white turnip maliu float and a pair of black-market red pliers that done it. What a triumph! More details following…. but I can fix it in an instant if you want. All I need is one of Hillary’s fingernails.

And about the news …A true newsworthy day is not where a black man falls asleep when a policeman accidently puts his knee on his neck or where small trucks got flipped over in the street from a strong wind or an orhpanage gets burnt down but where sexual assult is mentioned. Then you will see neighbourhood politicians hanging on to fence posts for dear life for fear of being swept away. In that regard I cannot imagine any girl being infatuated with Joe Biden or Donald Trump without first being given a general anaesthetic.

No ... no, look at the other evidence. A day where a black man falls asleep when a policeman accidently puts his knee on his neck. Yet if a sexual assult is mentioned I cannot imagine any girl being infatuated with Trump or Biden without first being given a general anaesthetic

Trump is painfully insecure he suffers from the lack of self-esteem so much that he has to keep reminding himself how great he is. In fact he also has no loyalty, think Flynn, Page, Maniforth, Pappadopolus, Stone, or the US population as a whole. In all this there is great danger...

If the order for tyranny comes down from the top I expect the military to not comply. Is that the folorn hope of Americans? The second amendment is fairyfloss in opposing the military. The US has multiple bases across the world trained over generations to voliently control opposition. To think they will not do that at home is delusional.

The huge story is the burned church photo-op. Trump appeals to his evangelical base by holding up a Bible and “puts on the armor of God” Doesn’t anybody remember the famous burning of the Reichstag in 1939 blamed on communists,found a homeless drunk, convicted and be-headed him.

I knew who my enemy was when I saw the new American dream. I drove past third world decrepit cities, masses of ragged people with no homes. dispossed dying off in the broken streets or in the wild where they are staying until they rot away. This was my home.

Jimmy the dog was just trying to lick his face just as with that story where a black man falls asleep when a policeman accidently puts his knee on his neck. But with a sexual assult I cannot see any girl being infatuated with Trump or Biden without a general anaesthetic.

US inherits a pathology wherein sadism and paranoia define an inhumane hubris and its leader, merely a functionary on a mission to nowhere who uses Christian fascism to destroy the folorn hope of Americans. Yet not of the 1% who hate upon a barren field.

------------------------------ Yippee, the real looters – the ruling class – are comfortably surveying the show on their massive yachts, sipping single malt – Don’t remind them that fascists were the revolutionaries of the counter-revolution. 'Who love they know not why, and hate upon a barren field'.

Armed insurrections against the regimes in both East Germany 1953 and Hungary 1956 were brutally suppressed. Power was by the party and the secret police. What does this remind us of today when the national guard or military is called in to control the population? I need a flight to Tasmania?

We winning capitalists, we dominate the system and the lackey politicians we soon buy off with all our loot. But why must late-stage capitalism always end in corruption, decadence, and collapse? The early returns are certainly not favourable. Perhaps Tasmania?

Until now, rightly there has often been more white outrage on the internet over the abuse of animals than over the deaths of black people. As I said to Donald “they shouldn’t resist arrest” He said you can’t arrest a giraffe. Unfortunately younger generations don’t like racism. Tasmania?

The hypocrisy is delightful. After sanctioning Russia and China for a long list of non-existent crimes, it exposes itself for what it is—a shaky plywood fortress built on a land cursed by its crazed Evangelicals and assorted right-wing Zionists. Another malt whisky Donald, Joe?

Of course the political scene is a parasitical corporatist duopoly ever patronisingly liberal, patriotic and God-fearing - all are massive cons . What’s wrong with that? You say it is now unravelling and with it our capacity to harm the world. and that the world is tired of our bullying. Ingrates!

Pompeo told me that the world is never tired of our bullying, killing and racketeering and our trillionaire types infesting Wall Street, the S Valley and the military-industrial-intelligence complex are actually heroes. Whether they choose me or Biden is not important. Yikes!

You say Burnie that the young generation in America feels cheated and that the decades of lies and empty promises have left them people helpless and hopeless. So when Nancy said to “get on your bike” or “learn to code” it did not help a great deal. Perhaps they can be lulled by a little bit of warmongering.

Is the only hope for America now that it collapses totally, that all its invaders are pulled home as Rome did in its collapse, and that all that remains is to begin again? The youth in America feels cheated and want a future, any future! But have you seen who led Rome?

Before the storm hits America will have to learn the hard way that its delusions that the USA is the Land of the Free, Beacon of Liberty, and moral judge of the world are national deceptions worthy of Goebbels and Orwell. Is Trump's narcissism a sad echo of the people's narcissism?

I know Trump and Pelosi understand that to be competitive against imports means the incomes of US workers, must fall to the levels of 3rd world countries. What is wrong with that? We can easily convince the population that the CIA is telling the truth. Otherwise …. Tasmania.

From the diary of ‘Ablindeye’ reporter Leon Arduous. Rising to full height, which wasn’t much more that a tall midget and facing the august panel Chuck Schumer read from his brief. "I should like to first point out to the panel that Cycel , born male, overcame great setbacks in life. Cycel being a transgendered individual and taking into account our Democratic Party’s comprehensive intersectional study of bias towards black and transgender proclivities, critical race theory and grievance studies demonstrates the great setbacks Cycel needed to overcome,” Schumer paused for effect, “and all this just for her to be a feminist poet and accepted member of our society!” Schumer stood aside and Sniff waved to the audience and took the mike. “Yes, we have plans to make changes that we refer to as ‘equality of outcome’. As you know, painting, like literature and music sets out to manufacture trash in the hope that skills will be devalued and that anyone will be able to write a play, paint a picture or compose a musical masterpiece. Should they be sufferers of 'grievance,' such as Cycel, then their works should be very highly prized indeed. Not only that, universities will henceforth pass anyone who can demonstrate they have a grievance.” There were large shouts and cries of approval from the section of the court that contained mainly students of Post-modern Thought (PMT) taught in Professor Maxie's grievance studies classes. Maxie stood to the applause, fingered his pearl earring turned, smiled and sat back down even though he knew that Sniffy was all about power and authority, and yes, he was a member of the powerful 1 per cent Our story switches to a small studio in Hollywood where an ex Russian GRU operative called Sergi is playing Albinoni's adagio in G minor on his base violin. Vladhere offers him a glass of pale coloured liquid, 'Have a vodka. 'No thanks... like all UN politicians I'm trying to give up Russian drinks.” “Find anything?” “Yes,” said a somewhat disappointed Sergi. “A 1970's photograph of Shippy with long hair in a commune just outside LA, a press cutting from the NYT, a birth certificate from an orphanage, a CD of his wife mowing the lawn and a torn photograph of Donald Thump.” “Good, now tell me about this exotic virus you have discovered,” enquired Vladhere. Sergi rested the violin and looked upwards, “well now, it was me in my kitchen with WD40, a white turnip maliu float and a pair of black-market red pliers that done it. What a triumph! I have more details ... but I can fix it in an instant if that is what you want. All I need is one of Hillary’s fingernails.” “No, no! We don’t want the antidote we want to use the virus. Our plan is to give it to Doctor Fauchi, our Chinese Agent, for distribution. The virus will only strike those whose wealth is excessive and thus we will bring down the real power of the West, the neo-liberals, the billionaire 1 %.” So the Russians made their plans in conjunction with the Chinese. The virus would only strike down those whose wealth was excessive. Doctor Fauchi agreed but we were not to know Fauchi was a little dyslexic, as the Chinese often are, and he confused ‘wealth’ with ‘health’. This can easily happen also with the medical profession. Ah ... well maybe next time. However … there were consequences which would cause cities to be shut down, people to stay apart or even home and make them all wear masks, and mail in voting to be used for elections. Even the church became involved where it learnt a new and therapeutically correct language. Sins become diseases and infections, the Eucharist became the equivalent of rescuing antibodies, and Jesus Christ became the great vaccine. Would all this spell the final nail in the coffin for the ‘West’? ------------------------------- Back in the small studio in Hollywood Sergi explained to Vladhere, “So the frustration regarding the masks and lockdown on the youth has grown to critical proportions.” “Good grief,” exclaimed Vladhere. “What now?” Sergi smiled and continued,” a reason for breaking the restrictions has arisen and things are really changing, things that may greatly assist our plans!” “Well listen to this secretly recorded conversation between two university professors from Evergreen State College.” Sergi flicked open his android and hit the play button. ------------------------------ "What is the difference between postmodern discrimination and Marxist discrimination," asked Professor George Bridges to Professor Maxie as they were fitting a new kitchen for Maxie's significant other named Barrie. “Well,” said Professor Maxie as he paused and waved a floral handkerchief to wipe some damp from his forehead before installing the sink plug, “it is largely a matter of feeling the difference or the sensation of being aware of the difference just as I can feel the difference between a warm Moet champagne or a cold Moet champagne after I taste it. Hopefully that will happen shortly.” “You mean postmodern black lives matter is like warm Moet champagne?” asked Professor George Bridges slowly shaking his head in confusion. “In more ways than one,” replied Professor Maxie as he repositioned the plug. “You see the taste of warm Moet champagne makes me feel pain whereas with cold Moet champagne my spirits rise. This might not be the same for a Marxist as opposed to a postmodern Moet champagne taster. The Marxist Moet champagne taster will have an objective set of standards or a thermometer he uses to judge the temperature whereas the postmodern taster just feels the sensation which may differ depending on the circumstances.” “You mean if he is in an igloo?” “Exactly!” “Well it is mighty hot here so to drink a cold Moet later would be just perfect.” “Not according to the postmodernist. Later is not an option.” “Why?” “The circumstances might change depending which tavern we use. That LGBT disco where all the attendants wear sexy clothing is very different to our local where the barmen wear only jockstraps.” “So even if the Moet is the same it might feel different,” asked Professor Bridges beginning to get the drift. “Right, everything depends on time, place, air conditioning, phases of the moon, whether the tide is in or out, what the attendants are wearing, etc.” “So what they are wearing can affect postmodern BLM.” “I see you are getting the drift,” replied Professor Maxie as he adjusted his single pearl earring. “Maybe that is why Harry teamed up with Daryl. He was a very sexy black attendant you know. This postmodern BLM seems to have its advantages just like finishing this dammed kitchen will.” ---------------------------- Meanwhile later that month back in the small studio in Hollywood Sergi explained to confused Vladhere, “Our failed plans are suddenly working thanks to American ‘wokeness’. The virus has again taken hold and the country is crumbling. Dr Fauchi is over the moon.” “You mean riots, fighting in the streets?” “Not quite. It will depend on this other virus, the ‘wokeness’ virus.” Sergi placed a copy of the ‘Mongolian Herald’ on the table and spread it to the ‘in the stars’ section by ‘Cowdisley Shovel’. “Just look here and read this.” Vladhere bent down and began to read: ‘It is really difficult to lock away satire regarding the vices and follies of manufactured regimes and their rulers. The healthy society can be easily recognized by how much the population adores the comedians and satirists among them whether they employ a linguistic wit or a bumptious parody: the last being the most dangerous to any practitioner in a ‘sensitive’ regime. ‘Just to remind everyone of the greatest antidote to economic, political and social control is humor. ‘We all know that the Russians admire their comedians and from my experience the Chinese are not averse to joking about their rulers, particularly the local ones, it all forms part of their ancient culture. From the 60’s to the late 90’s the British led the English speaking world in political and social satire. Presently the Western world has few practitioners. Bear in mind they don’t have to satire anything but the social norms and that always punishes the elite. ‘Also just ask why some of the best jokes uncounted come from the ranks of common soldiers. Then ask why when such folk unite they form a much more formidable force than any army of sycophants or puppets. How would Blackadder die in action as opposed to Donald Trump or Bill Clinton is the real question. “As a bellwether indication to international relationships it is revealing to see how much both parties appreciate the back and forth comments containing satire. In this I see Trump is struggling whereas Biden misses it altogether. “Here is the bottom line. Where profit or money is involved America has no humor and I predict such will be their downfall, their Waterloo. Everyone knows those quotes from the ‘Merchant of Venice’. “Ask yourself is there any humor in the hospitals regarding Covid 19 among the carers? If and when there is we will know that we are on the way to its defeat.” Vladhere straightened and looked at Sergi, “How does this help us with ‘wokeness’?” Sergi smiled and opened his hands as if cupping a truth. “Wokeness is the virus that destroys humor. There is no fun, laughter or satire in wokeness. Wokeness combined with the two geriatric leaders of the ‘free world’ and their geriatric supporters will allow for an explosion of humor in China and Russia. Wokeness, religious fundamentalism and political dysfunction become the internal virus’ you cannot fight with guns or sanctions. We need only to wait for it to spread.” Vladhere lent back smiled and said, “Bring on the clowns! ‘Just remember, if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.’ ‘Life is like eating artichokes, you have got to go through so much to get so little.’ ‘All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.’ Or from Shakespeare: ‘Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.’” “OK, I will have that vodka now and perhaps after that go to that Chinese restaurant on the corner.” ---------------------------------------- eb back



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