HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEKEND!
Sorry for the delay on my post. It has been a chaotic week. Will have a few new topics to write about here shortly. Currently, I am reading the book, “The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense” by Gad Saad. This was recommended to me and related to my increasing backlash against the education system and ‘Critical Race Theory.’
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise and lockdowns remain persistent throughout the majority of the country, I will be writing about this topic shortly. My disgust about these lockdowns only continue to increase as they linger into 2021. A government only works when the majority of the population acquiesces to its demands. But if you refuse these authoritarian mandates, the power of the politicians disappear, and the government becomes a hollow and empty vassal. It maybe time for our society to gain some courage and rebel against these mandates.
Finally, my book is coming along nicely despite the fact that it has been 12 days since I last wrote a chapter. I will be returning to it after this holiday weekend. Leaving the state of California for Thanksgiving and the chaos revolving around my Master’s classes led me to delay the book for a couple of weeks. I hope everyone had a wonderful, mask-less Thanksgiving Holiday and I will be talking to you all again on Wednesday.
SIX FEMALE SINGERS OR FEMALE LED BANDS TO GET YOU THROUGH ELECTION CHAOS AND THE PANDEMIC
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
– H.L. Mencken
Dealing with the abject chaos of the year 2020 which is apparently going to carry over into 2021, there are moments when you need to step back and just ‘laugh’ about the state of the world. This quote above from my favorite satirical writer along with this simple cartoon reflects where my head is at as we enter the second week after the U.S. election (14 Days P.U.S.E: Post United States Election) where no one on either political side is going to believe the results or accept the winner. The “Dark Winter” is coming to pass and no one really knows where this country and our culture is going to end up. As we near the holiday season and my governor is encouraging two hour Thanksgiving get togethers limited to three families and absolutely, positively “No Singing”, you can’t help but smile over how stupid everything has gotten on the left coast.
When I get into these cynical but darkly hilarious mindsets, music is usually the thing that calms my mind. Recently, I have become fascinated again with female singers. Especially the ones from my youth. As my tastes have evolved from the hard rock/punk preferences of my teens and 20s, I have re-visited many singers that did not get my proper attention during my childhood and early years. My daughter often tells me that my interest in music stopped abruptly in 2008. Even though this is partially true (I still like bands like Cage the Elephant, Tame Impala, and Alt J whose careers took off this past decade), I still find myself listening to bands from the late 70s into the mid-2000s 99% of the time.
My first choice should not come as a surprise. I have been a fan of this singer since she was part of an indie band in the late 1980s and broke out on her own in the early 1990s. Bjork is wonderfully unique. Paired with one of my favorite directors, Michel Gondry who has directed many of her best videos, Bjork is a musical genre unto herself. My high school friend Chris at the time brought her to my attention by giving me a copy of The Sugarcubes first album ‘Life’s Too Good’ in high school. I was instantly hooked. Even though her solo career was a huge divergence from the sound she created with The Sugarcubes, Bjork continues to put out amazing music. Something about her voice absolutely puts me in a state of relaxation.
Here is ‘Cold Sweat’ by The Sugarcubes, my favorite song by the band.
Here is one of the Michel Gondry directed Bjork songs.
Here is one of her more recent songs from the amazing ‘Vespertine’ from 2001 which still stands as one of my favorite albums of all time. It is incredibly atmospheric and wonderful to listen to as you drive through the desolate desert.
Also, I have to recommend the 2000 movie Dancer in the Dark, directed by independent film director Lars Von Trier, which stars Bjork. This scene with the brilliant Tony and Academy Award winner from Cabaret, Joel Grey, is my favorite in this film. If you have not seen this movie, it is a difficult watch. But it is a brilliant film.
There has been so much written about the B-52s already. Their lead guitarist, Ricky Wilson, who created so many of their catchiest riffs, died of AIDS in 1985 which changed the sound of the band (Some would say for the worse.). Many people know this band mostly for Fred Schneider’s bizarre vocal chants and raps in some of their most famous songs. But the heart of this band always rested with its two female members, Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson, whom I have always adored. Cindy Wilson has such a distinct and angelic voice that is best expressed in the song Give Me Back My Man which I still believe is their magnum opus. It is catchy and always puts a smile on my face. Also, you can really appreciate how good Cindy’s brother was as a guitarist and the timing he had with Kate Pierson on keyboards.
This next singer is from the dark and depressing grunge era. Even though the 90s has a reputation because of the deaths of so many grunge singers from that decade as being a little too serious, I reject that notion. Like anything, music is greatly defined by your own point of view. Even though her music has dark themes, I still love listening to P.J. Harvey. Even though it is ranked as one of her worst reviewed albums, I believe Is This Desire? is her best album. But that is also like picking between the five best pumpkin pies that you ever ate. No matter which one turns out to be the best, all five of the pies were still damn good. I find myself listening to this song at least once a month. Plus I listen to this whole album at least three to four times a year. The subject matter is artsy and often dark, but it takes me to a happy place.
Listen to The Garden. This song always flusters my imagination.
Her emotion in this song is so pure. Love the way she slurs “please”.
There is also not much I can add about this singer. Her band is one of my favorite of all time. If you want to dive into her more deeply, listen to The Creatures which was a side project she did with her husband who is also the percussionist of her most famous band. I am talking about Siouxsie from Siouxsie and the Banshees, one of the most unique rock voices ever. There are so many songs to dive into. But this song because of the guitar riff is one of my personal favorites.
Here is one of the better songs from The Creatures. Her voice works very well with Budgie’s percussive riff.
This band has always been my favorite Japanese punk band. Singing about important topics like cats and ramen while doing amazing covers like “Top of The World”, Shonen Knife has always gone down like a glass of water. I was happy to find out that they are still quite active with over twenty albums released since the 1980s despite the death of their drummer in 2005. Shut your brain off and enjoy the mindlessness of a song about ramen.
Finally, because this was brought to my attention, I am including this talented lady. In the late 2000s, a singer from Wales named Duffy came out of nowhere to become one of the biggest sensations of 2008. Winning a Grammy and having a platinum selling debut album, she is most remembered for her song ‘Mercy’ which sounded like an Adele song before anyone knew who she was. Here is that song below.
Duffy burned out in 2010 after her much better second album did not have the same impact as her debut. After 2013, she disappeared into seclusion. During this coronavirus, she finally explained the reason. She was drugged, kidnapped, raped, and taken to a foreign country for a four-week time period. Read the story here. So much love from me to Duffy. Her voice is amazing, and this song still puts a smile on my face even if the lyrics are now unbelievably ironic.
Hope you enjoy! Leave your own recommendations here. I forgot a lot of amazing female talents. Shirley Manson from Garbage, Kate Bush, Sabina Sciubba from the Brazilian Girls, and Adele come to mind. But this music is where my head has been at over the past few weeks. There is still nothing as soothing for my brain as listening to a woman singing.
Feelings of Concern and Frustration Caused by the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election
Looking back on the events that have unfolded since Election Day, November 3rd, how can any citizen be satisfied with the events of the past week? Evidence of voter fraud continues to accumulate by the hour. If you look at the states involved, MI, WI, PA, NC, GA, NV, and AZ, you only need voter fraud in those seven states to steal an election. Damn the results in the rest. As a person who loves this country despite its ever-increasing problems, this election cycle has been demoralizing. I can handle living under a Trump or Biden administration because in all honesty, there is not much difference between the two. Trump drives our governmental “swamp” crazy because he is a loose cannon and acts upon his personal beliefs over the advice his advisors often give him. Whether you agree with Trump or not, some of this rebellious behavior has been beneficial to this country. His narcissistic and arrogant behavior is grating. But the reason our government despises Trump is that he has brought all the darkness out of the shadows and into the light. He has exposed the manipulators that work behind the scenes. If Trump had only acted like a good corporate worker using large, pointless words that have no real defined meaning to mask the awful actions of our government like Obama did, then the “swamp” would love him. Biden is a harmless decaying puppet that has an evil union of authoritarian organizations and corporations behind him. Biden will bring about Obama’s 3rd term which many people rejected at the ballot box in 2020. It will be the reinstitution of tech, military industrial, and financial corporate power over our governmental leaders with a radicalized left wing that will be looking for the “socialistic” changes promised them when they burned half the country down this past summer.
For people to believe that there is no fraud involved in this election, I don’t know if there will ever be a definitive way to convince you. We are a divided and tribalistic country and people believe what they want. But, this election was not “normal” and there are many ways to prove this by just observing the data.
Here is the list I accumulated through reading various websites and watching videos.
Wikipedia has the estimated voter turnout for the 2020 election. These 66.4 – 72.1% turnout numbers on their own are difficult to believe due to the incredible spike in relation to previous elections. There has never been voter turnout this high since the 1900 election between William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan. The fact that the turnout has a 5% differential is also quite suspicious. Only about 80% of people eligible to vote usually register. Expecting around an 80% turnout with those 80% of people takes you down to 64%. To get 80% of Americans to do anything on election day even with the “mail-in” voting just seems highly improbable. But let’s say that this is legitimate despite the fact that until 2016, the United States never had a voter turnout above 57% between the years of 1972 – 2012. How do you explain this other data?
The Burning Platform among many other sites has accumulated the votes of Democratic representatives and senators in comparison to the presidential pick. In almost every election, most people vote down the party line with a few thousand votes usually differentiating between the same party candidates. In this election, Democrats at the state level got WAY LESS votes than Biden did. It appears that many people decided to vote only for Joe Biden while ignoring the rest of the party ticket. If these Democrats had voted for these candidates, they would easily control the Senate now and would have gained seats in the House. Republicans are going to gain anywhere between 8 -13 seats in the House bringing that chamber of Congress almost back to parity. The Democrats remain in control of the House, but their lead is shrinking immensely (I predict the Republicans will take the House back in 2022). The Democrats gained one seat in Congress but need to sweep the Georgia runoff in January 2021 to gain control. With one Republican senator clearly in the lead for the seat, the Senate is likely to have a 51-49 Republican majority. The “blue wave” we kept hearing about did not materialize. Why is this? Maybe because the polls were lying to us the entire time.
I don’t want to waste too much time on this but like the year 2016, the polls were completely wrong. Why? Because since this year started, the polls have felt like a psychological operation engaged against us by our own CIA. Just the day before the election, my least favorite private school in the nation, USC, released a poll saying Biden led by 11%. How did that turn out for you, USC? Right now, Biden has almost a 3% lead and many people are questioning whether those numbers are even true. Like anything, polls can be manipulated if a specific demographic is targeted. I can make it appear that Jo Jorgensen is going to win the presidential election if I only contact libertarians. The New York Post has a good article about how this process continues to be wrong especially during the Trump era.
Here is more evidence of election “fuckery”.
Two articles from ‘Correia45’ who is a data scientist and how just analyzing the data brings about questions of voter fraud.
Evidence of dead people voting in Pennsylvania. Apparently, zombies are real and voting for Joe Biden.
USPS workers admitting to ‘backdating’ ballots which make their votes illegal. Trump is wrong about this also. If you legitimately mailed your ballot by November 3rd, it is a legitimate vote even if counted after election day. But if you mailed it after November 3rd and the post office is backdating the ballot to make it legitimate, this is voter fraud.
The election monitor in Michigan who claims they were done counting and then three cars showed up with approximately 130,000 plus ballots that tilted heavily in Biden’s favor. You can see the fear on this poor woman’s face.
A good summary of the shenanigans by Paul Joseph Watson of Summit News.
Tucker Carlson with a wonderful monologue about the need to understand what happened. If you think he is appealing for Donald Trump to win, you would be wrong. He just wants questions answered like most of the country does.
Also, a data firm owned by Michael Bloomberg called Hawkfish sat down with an interview with Axios to discuss the 2020 election. The scenario he puts forward is EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED during this past week. They also saw in their data that Trump was winning the election easily and how the mail in ballot scenario would alter these results.
In summary, whether you are a red or a blue, what has just happened this past week cannot be seen as a positive for our democratic republic. Powerful forces have apparently come out of hiding and influenced or manipulated this election in some form to elect the candidate that they all prefer. You can suspect the entire tech industry as one of the culprits due to their increased censorship of controversial issues that seemed to overwhelmingly impact conservatives and begun when the COVID-19 lockdowns were initiated back in March. But what this really tells me is two primary things which I will blog about later in the week. Our political parties have undergone a significant cultural shift. This is not your father’s or mother’s Democratic or Republican Party. The Democrats appear to have become the globalists with the power of the multi-national corporations, foreign powers, and the war mongering neo-conservative Never-Trumpers behind them. This is the party that is willing to embrace the potential authoritarian socialist takeover of our country by global economists who want to push the United States into a new system. The Republicans are the party of opposition to these globalists that have become strong nationalists and oppositional to many of these multi-national corporations especially finance and technology. Unfortunately, bi-partisan war supporters continue to be a parasite on both political parties. This is the reality that we live under in our present day. And this will likely continue through the next couple of election cycles. Whatever you personally believe about politics, the goalposts have been set. Let us hope we can come to an understanding before a Civil War or possible secessionary movements become mainstream.
Here are three articles related to these above topics that are fascinating.
Glenn Greenwald on how Trump is not nearly as bad as a president as Bush/Cheney (And I would include Obama in this also). I agree with this wholeheartedly.
Matt Taibbi about how the Republican Party has become the party of the common man. Again, more on this later in the week. The Democrats are now the party of the ‘coastal elite’ and seem to be proud of this fact.
Finally, liberals have apparently created a website that is going to track people who enabled, supported, or voted for Donald Trump. It does not have any foundation or organization attached to it. I have heard multiple people on T.V. news talk about this website already. This is Stalinist level shit and it really terrifies me about the type of country we are becoming. Go here if you don’t believe me.
So, how is everyone doing?
Despite the consistent bombardment of bad news in 2020, are you keeping yourself together?
Are you on ‘pins and needles’ waiting for the results of the 2020 election?
Well, let me give you a couple of thoughts.
No matter how you personally feel about either candidate in this election, there is no way that these results can make you feel positive about the future of this country. This election is a chaotic and disgusting mess. Despite the problems of my country from an internal perspective as well as my opposition to our foreign policy endeavors, I love being a United States citizen. Our system of federalism allows our states to challenge the federal government when it oversteps its authority. This is the primary reason why this country has pushed back authoritarian attempts to modify our government and ‘system’ with ideas matriculating among the coastal elites that quickly fade out once they spread to the interior of our nation. Or the evolution of or laws that is usually started by our education establishment on the coasts that is eventually embraced by the entire nation. This is why our Constitutional Republic still works…mostly.
2020 has been a very ‘clarifying’ year for me. With this lockdown, the forces that silently work behind the scenes have come out of hiding and shown us their intentions for the future of the world and my country. Whether the American public believes it or not, we are in the process of a cultural war. The war is being brought about on two fronts. First, I have been working on my Master’s Degree since August of 2019. I want to pass along my knowledge to the next generation as a high school or junior college teacher. Taking these classes, I have been shocked by the cynicism and nihilism that these professors have towards the United States. Basing almost every idea around the idea of critical race theory, almost every class involves ‘research’ about a minority and their critique of an ‘oppressive’ system. Usually, the oppressive system is ‘white’ people. There is no recognition that classifying any group of people could be seen as stereotypical. The points of view of these ‘alternative’ writers usually talks about their own individual experiences while they stereotype other races and classes. Europe and Asia have historically been less tolerant with diversity than the United States has throughout their histories. Look at the news in France and China every day to see evidence of their supposedly ‘superior’ inclusivity. This is why the United States is still the number one preferred destination for migrants throughout the world. Do we have problems? Absolutely. Should our children be taught that they are growing up in a ‘racist’ hellhole? Only with the proper historical perspective. The children should also be taught how much this country has evolved over its long and complicated history. There is a reason why my neighbors in Murrieta are Persian, Black, and a mixed White/Mexican couple.
Second, the people who are interested in destroying our Republic have exposed themselves to us. When you are worth billions and the only other people that interact with you are also rich and wealthy, this can make any individual arrogant. It can give you a false belief in your self-importance. Was it their genius that allowed these people to find tremendous success? Maybe. Or maybe these people just knew how to take advantage of a government and economic system and become incredibly wealthy. With a country like the United States, innovation and creativity have never been the issue. Success is built around luck, an acknowledgement that many of these billionaires love to refute. Bernie Sanders has told us that billionaires should not exist. The ‘evil’ Bill Gates has also wrestled with this question. But in actuality, the combination of government interference in the markets, our financialized economy and the manipulation of taxes and subsidies from the government and state as ‘job creators’ that has given these individuals an advantage that the average small business person cannot benefit from is the real reason for their obscene wealth. Sanders is probably right. In a true free market when the government does not intervene, a person like Jeff Bezos likely does not exist. If he does, he is not worth almost 100 billion dollars. More like a billion or two at most.
Knowing that there is an alignment of politicians, world leaders, educators and billionaires that want to implement a new system called “The Great Reset” on the world, the moral superiority of Marxist professors combined with the arrogance of these lucky billionaires is going to create the greatest tools of control and authoritarianism that the world has ever seen. Everything you do will be tracked. Your privacy will become a thing of the past. You will be a cog in the machine that the billionaires want to implement because they know better than anyone about how the world should be run. But don’t look too deeply. Because like anything in life, there are a ton of contradictions about this “Great Reset” that any critical thinker can dispute rationally.
This brings us around to the 2020 election. With an incredibly unrealistic voter turnout in our nation coupled with evidence of Republican monitors being shut out of the counting process and ballots possibly being back dated according to a United States Postal Worker whistleblower, there is enough evidence to show that something suspicious maybe occurring right in front of our eyes. The media refuses to even acknowledge these controversies and just uses denial as a mechanism while promoting the Communist slogan of “Every Vote Needs to be Counted”. Whether any of this happens to be true or not, it is the responsibility of journalists to investigate these claims. Because there is already enough evidence to send this election to the courts. Like always, writer Glenn Greenwald shows how disgusting this entire process is for the richest, most industrialized country in the world.
As a final note, I had an interesting thing happen to me before this election. I lived in Arizona from 2004 to 2012. During that time, I moved to the state as a registered Democrat in 2004. I voted for John Kerry against George Bush Jr. in that election. I despise George Bush Jr. and still consider his presidency the worst in American history. Even though I was not a fan of John Kerry, I made the call that he was the lesser of two evils, something I will never do again. I later changed my registration to Republican in 2008 to support the candidacy of Ron Paul. I got text messages from 602 and 623 area codes (Both local to Phoenix) telling me to vote for Biden. I replied STOP which usually causes the company or organization to stop sending you texts. But these continued up to election day. I told them via another text that “Sleepy” Joe would never get my vote and that my mail in ballot already selected Jo Jorgensen for president. After seeing the voting numbers in Arizona, I believe that there is something wrong. I have no evidence to prove this. I visit that state three to four times a year because my mother and sister are residents. The support for Biden in that state based on my observation was minimal. For every fifty Trump flags I saw in Flagstaff, Prescott, and the Phoenix area, I would see one Biden flag. Whatever happened in Arizona with these numbers, I absolutely believe that there were some shenanigans going on with that state’s count. Welcome to our 2020 Democracy everyone!
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