Friday, April 26, 2024

Punished For Not "Rising Up" to Overthrow Hamas


One thing that the zionist nazi Netanyahu and his like-minded racist scum say to justify their genocide of the Palestinians is that the men, women and children of Gaza should have "risen up" to overthrow the illegal, terrorist regime of Hamas.  But, instead (says the nazi Netanyahu) they obviously support Hamas.

Leaving aside for the moment that Israeli citizens supporting their country's apartheid regime, with many of them voting for nazi-like political parties, makes them liable to the same criticism, and, therefore, the same treatment, we need to consider the following facts that make the argument of Israeli Hitlerites so fucking stupid.

Monday, April 22, 2024



The only reason women backstab each other is because the patriarchy distorting their minds.

The only reason a working class person would think something racist is because the capitalists divide people to conquer them.

We would all be happily living in harmony with nature if not for capitalist advertisers creating artificial desires.

Mutual aid is a fact of nature and the lamb would lay down with the lion but for ... I don't know, ... bourgeois science?

If only we could be as innocent as children who NEVER demand anything and who NEVER grab things from each other.

There is no God or gods.  There is no good or evil.  There is just energy.  Blind, purposeless energy.  

The self is an artificial construct.  But there is no enlightenment to be found in the abandonment of the self.  If you want to become "one" with blind, purposeless energy, ... good luck.

There are things that hurt and things that create temporary pleasure.  Pain and pleasure are neither good nor evil in themselves.  They are sensations felt by sentient carbon-based bags of mostly water.

Perhaps "happiness" always tends towards equilibrium.  Like, John Cage said at the idea that there's too much pain in the world.  Maybe there's just the right amount.

Rich, beautiful people have their little constant desires.  People who have known great suffering are happy for relief.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Two Random Speculations


It's my understanding that Joe Biden doesn't like the English because of his Irish ancestry.  Which is ridiculous because why the fuck should anyone care?  He doesn't side with the Palestinians against the Israelis.  He doesn't side with African Americans against Whites.  He imposes the same sort of hegemony worldwide on befalf of the US Empire (Bill O'Reilly's "White, male, Christian power-structure") that the English used to inflict on their Empire in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Friday, April 19, 2024

2024 Federal Budget


Crystia Freeland is a right-wing neoliberal.  Justin Trudeau is an amoral air-head.  The Liberal Party of Canada is a party of amoral, opportunistic freaks.  Even at that, they represent the slightly more socially conscious aspect of Canadian capitalism.  The possess the "intellectual rigour" (for want of a better term) that doesn't see yet more cuts to taxes and spending and further de-regulation as the solutions to any and all economic problems.  So when (from the headlines of stories that I can't be bothered to read) the CBC is only presenting the responses of Pierre Poillevre, Bill Morneau, and other right-wing assholes, I decided to see what the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives had to say.  (That link goes to a page of collected budget responses from several Canadian lefty organizations.)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024


 The Book of Revelation is a silly piece of writing.  But the very real possibility that Netanyahu is prepared to risk World War III to keep himself out of prison, along with the sad, sick truth that our debased political culture means that the USA's leadership will consent to this, and blame the people Israel attacks, has caused me to worry about this "work of prophecy."

Because John of Patmos (or whoever) wrote that the final battle of the world would be at Har Meggido, or Harmageddon in Greek.  And Tel Meggido is in Palestine:

And there are plenty of ridiculous US politicians who believe in all this "End Times" mythology and they're thinking this too.  They're thinking of helping bring back the Second Coming of their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and Judgment Day.

Monday, April 15, 2024

The Consequential President Biden

 I don't have time to watch this now but it is something I'm interested in and I want to be able to watch it later.  Perhaps any of my two or three readers might take a look at it as well.  It was the first entry in the weekend political-economy wrap-up at Ian Welsh's blog.

I don't follow things too closely anymore.  I know that Biden has passed things (even watered-down, unnecessarily expensive and inefficient because of the inclusion of private sector profiteers) that the Republicans wouldn't have even thought of doing.  But I also know that he has made stupid excuses for not doing things, like allowing the hitherto unknown entity of the Senate Parliamentarian to abandon raising the federal minimum wage.  The biggest thing that I've heard that Biden is doing though is appointing actually decent people to rule on corporate mergers and competition.  "Antitrust."

Friday, April 12, 2024

Something relevant to my last post ...

 In my last post about CBC coverage of the Gaza genocide I responded to the one-sided coverage of Israel's claim that the battle against Hamas militants was pretty much over:

 It also provides an opportunity to give someone from the Israeli Wehrmacht time to gloat about the military defeat of Hamas without giving anyone from Hamas a chance to respond.  Hamas has always been a lightly armed military force.  So it has always been incapable of large scale military offensives.  But are they still killing Israeli soldiers?  We don't know.  We've seen plenty of footage of IOF members acting like idiots inside homes devastated by Israeli bombs.  But for all we know, in northern Gaza, Hamas operatives could still be emerging from tunnels and picking off Israeli soldiers on a daily basis.

There's been almost zero reporting on IOF casualty figures.

Later in the day I saw this Richard Medhurst video:

It shows footage from last week of IOF foot-soldiers being ambushed and another video of a tank being destroyed.  Whatever you think of Medhurst's commentary, when he says that Israel is probably lying when they publicly acknowledges only around 250 dead IOF, he's probably right.  The numbers of wounded are far higher and standard ratios of killed to wounded in war point to a much higher figure.

[Also, I just have to say that I don't think the IOF soldier in the thumbnail is grinning at the camera.  I don't even think he knows it's there. He's just looking around frantically and happened to look into the hidden camera's lens.]

Thursday, April 11, 2024

CBC Headlines During Israel's Genocide of the Palestinians


So, this morning, the big stories were about the Bank of Montreal being sued by customers about fraudulent e-transfers and another story about Trudeau's testimony about whether China paid to bus some Chinese-Canadian seniors to a polling station to elect a candidate they allegedly liked.

As well there was this one: "Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh says 3 sons in Gaza killed by Israeli airstrike."

First of all, while hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are being deliberately starved to death and while there is ongoing video footage available of this, the CBC has refrained from showing images and interviews with starving parents and their concerns for their starving children.  Likewise, footage of psychotic Israeli civilians colluding with the Israeli Wehrmacht to block food and medicine from entering the Gaza strip and turning their blockades into a holiday, is likewise readily available.  I daresay either one of these stories would make for compelling news and guarantee high ratings.  But to juxtapose these stories would have Canadians up in arms and would put enormous pressure on the Trudeau government to punish Israel.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Cultivators of Chaos


"Islamism."  "Antisemitism." "Illegal immigration." These are three things that one or both of the liberal/conservative divide obsess about.  But a look at current events and the history of the past half-century clearly shows that our elites clearly can't be too concerned about these issues since they do so much to perpetuate them.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Pushing Back Against a Degenerate Culture


I just wanted to salute Jonathan Glazer for taking his moment at the completely out-of-touch Oscar Awards ceremony to speak out against Israel's genocide of the Palestinians.

Thank you so much. I’m gonna read. Thank you to the Academy for this honor and to our partners A24, Film4, Access, and Polish Film Institute; to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum for their trust and guidance; to my producers, actors, collaborators. All our choices were made to reflect and confront us in the present — not to say, “Look what they did then,” rather, “Look what we do now.” Our film shows where dehumanization leads, at its worst. It shaped all of our past and present. Right now we stand here as men who refute their Jewishness and the Holocaust being hijacked by an occupation, which has led to conflict for so many innocent people. Whether the victims of October the — [Applause.] Whether the victims of October the 7th in Israel or the ongoing attack on Gaza, all the victims of this dehumanization, how do we resist? [Applause.] Aleksandra Bystroń-Kołodziejczyk, the girl who glows in the film, as she did in life, chose to. I dedicate this to her memory and her resistance. Thank you.

Of course, the shameless, garbage-brained zionists immediately starting braying about how Glazer is a Jewish antisemite, but who gives a fuck what those mass-murdering racists think or say anymore?

Genocide is genocide.  All of humanity is one.  Do not condemn or hate anyone for their ethnicity, their religion (or lack thereof), or the colour of their skin.  Fight back against oppression and injustice.  Be the best person that you can be.

Also: Respect to Aaron Bushnell.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Living Within A Degenerate Culture


So, we all remember (and cringe whilst doing so) when our House of Commons gave a standing ovation for a former member of the Waffen SS.  Apparently the stupid leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada were told that he had fought the Russians in World War II.  And, of course, Russia is our official enemy now.  And it therefore stands to reason that we've always been at war with Eurasia.  Or is it Eastasia?