An (In?)Sensitive Perspective

Sixteen years ago our nation endured an attack designed to haunt our imaginations and alter our collective behaviors. It succeeded. And they won: Continue reading “An (In?)Sensitive Perspective”


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Ya see, folks, Bannon may actually be a strategic genius. The more he gets people stirred up and upset over everything that he’s doing, the more people get fatigued that much faster and the sooner they give up and give in. “Fuck it,” people say. The farther Left you are, the faster you get exhausted, which is exactly what he wants.

My advice is: pick one cause about which you care the most, and FIGHT FOR THAT WITH EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT. Deprioritize everything else and quite possibly you should turn off the news and newspapers and TV. They’re strategically using it to their advantage — like I said, genius!

My cause is global climate change. I’m doing everything I can because, quite frankly, if we don’t have an inhabitable planet, there will be — literally — nothing left to fight for. I will speak up on those issues not because I do not believe in the others, but because I must be able to hang in the fight for as long as possible.


That is what I imagine Steve Bannon is thinking in his head as he watches the establishment start to crumble down around him. He’s no fool. He is a smart, strategic person who — unfortunately for us — does not represent the most positive aspects of America. And, as a double whammy, he’s basically in charge of the whole country. Trump is his fool and he knows it. Bannon’s playing him like … some kind of ancient instrument that you breathe into and out comes a lot of hot air and loud, unpleasant noise.

Anyway, here are my predictions for the future. Continue reading ““Excellent…””

Milo Yiannopoulos Doesn’t Have Feelings – The New York Times

It’s sadly ironic to see UC Berkeley, of all places, protesting somebody like Milo. Then again, the right to protest is also a matter of free speech, so long as it is done peacefully.

Anyway, I think this guy is great: a funny, intelligent, provocateur. He’s well suited to getting a younger generation to introspect a bit on free speech. His literary style isn’t subtle, but it is appropriate for the audience. I just think that his talents are being wasted at a place like Breitbart, which doesn’t attract the readership that would appreciate him the most. Then again, it could be the perfect place for him….

The Immigration Ban is a Headfake, and We’re Falling For It – Medium

Folks, Jake here is right on the money. The new administration distracted us with some big hullabaloo over immigration while using the opportunity to do the more strategic, long-term move of removing the military from the National Security Council and permanently putting in a brilliant, extreme-right strategist called Steve Bannon. And when I say “extreme,” I’m not hyperbolizing.

Forget the immigration deal, it was a ploy. A chess move designed to deceive. It’s not a long game they’re playing, but it doesn’t have to be. The administration has the media so turned around and shaken up that soon people will become weary to news alerts and fatigued to the “outrageous” things that Trump is allegedly doing. They’ve already convinced us that the whole “terror” thing is such a threat to each and every one of us — personally — that we would be willing to sacrifice our core beliefs as a nation in order to secure a little temporary security. (And in the long run it will only serve to reinforce and radicalize a new generation of America haters — also what they want. Just imagine if we sent them stuff that would make their lives better instead!? Who would be the “other” then?) In the entire history of our nation, how many people have died as a direct result of terrorist acts? Gun accidents? Car accidents? Domestic homicides? Heart disease? Cancer? Drug overdoses?

Anyway, keep your cards close. Don’t show your hand. Never let them know what you’re thinking. Or you’ll be on a blacklist soon enough. I may already be from this blog. Should I change the title of this blog to “canary in the coal mine?”

Nah, let other folks like Jake Fuentes go first. I just wanna drive my car.

But save your ammo for when you’ll really need it. Hopefully not literally.

We’ve just tested the country’s willingness to capitulate to a fascist regime.

Source: The Immigration Ban is a Headfake, and We’re Falling For It – Medium