Crossing the pink line
Rinky-dink political children don't like the use of religious terminology in political speech. Tough shit.
This is the beginning of the Satanic rise to visibility. Not Benjamin's situation individually, this moment, this hour. It begins.
It will end with one side gone.
Satanic defeat, or victory.
Not the Satan that belongs to the Judeo-Christian delusional iconography, the sleaze-king of European superstition, but the Satan the Judeo-Christian delusionals worship and serve. A thing compounded of selfishness, animated by its own gravitational mass.
Why wouldn't you expect evil to inhabit a central position of authority in the very organizations that claim to be his enemies?
What's the pattern elsewhere?
Look at politics, look at finance, look at everything with any kind of extractable resource to it.
Lies, deceit, camouflage.
Criminals smug behind the protective barriers of the law. Criminals making and enforcing laws that protect them.
It's where you live you idiots. It's how they do.
Take over the thing that if you didn't take it over would be attacking you.
And if you can't take it over, because its courage and integrity are too resistant to your scum-sucking intrigue and manipulation, get your drooling imbecile legions to hate it and attack it.
Satanic official Egypt is a Zionist dog-kennel.
Medea Benjamin's a 21st century saint.
...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.
Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors
Crossing the pink line
This is my cell in Cairo airport pic.twitter.com/ogIaXTvJvh
— Medea Benjamin (@medeabenjamin) March 4, 2014
Medea Benjamin sends the world a picture, from her cell.
I know it's just co-incidence but earlier today I was telling her voice on the radio that I wanted to give her satisfaction. Even if it meant just guarding the door while she, you know, with someone she liked better.
This may be it guys.
still here 22:56
You know, the Israelis want to push everything:
For nine days early this month, eight of the LAPD’s highest ranking officers toured Israel on a trip organized by LAPD Deputy Chief and commander of the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau Michael Downing, and headed by LAPD Information Technology Bureau commander Horace Frank.rania khalek/dispatches from the underclass
While it’s unclear how much the trip cost taxpayers, Frank told the Journal that the trip was financed with “grant funding that was available for us to look at emergency technologies and best practices.”
For the first nine days of February, eight of the Los Angeles Police Department’s top brass were 7,500 miles away from home, being shuttled around Israel in a minibus.Simone Wilson/Jewish Journal
“They complained because it was like in the army — they went from place to place to place, and they needed some rest,” joked Arie Egozi, a partner at i-HLS, the Israeli homeland-security news site that organized the LAPD tour. “You know, the Israelis want to push everything.”
LAPD Deputy Chief Jose Perez, a good-natured 30-year veteran of the department who oversees its central bureau, tweeted updates at nearly every stop. On Feb. 2, he shared a group photo of the Los Angeles delegation visiting the corporate headquarters of Nice Systems, an Israeli security and cyber intelligence company that can intercept and instantly analyze video, audio and text-based communications. (A seemingly tongue-in-cheek inspirational poster on the wall behind them reads: “Every voice deserves to be heard.”)
Hard to know where to start here. Best practices? Israel? Push everything? Tongue-in-cheek?
Planet of the Excessively Smiling Apes.
To: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe ghastly idea that Israel could teach anyone anything except how to become an inhuman parasitical thing.
CC: Jesus Christ and all the angels
Subject: My time here is almost done
Dear Star People (+ any interested Others):
Dudes, I'm ready.
These motherfuckers are not redeemable.
I'll be waiting for you. No need to reply, I know you've got a lot of things working, as always.
Looking forward to our next meet-up. Let me know when, I'll be there.
When I was younger and the surveillance was pretty much an isolating blow - you know, making you feel alone and picked out, whereas now it's bringing people together under the all-seeing eye of this false and threatening god of material power - the pigs, well their little dweeb operatives who were actually running the hands-on equipment, used to play songs that had a surveillance theme whenever I got near one of their public speaker orifices, restaurants, stores, any place with a muzak contract.
Songs like Sting's "I'll Be Watching You".
There were an unhappy number of that kind of tune, and the sort of dumbass/cunning thing was it wasn't that out of the ordinary for them to be playing at the time, it's just my personal subjective experience of it would be it was playing right when I walked in some place they had access to the muzak. Which they evidently had to most all of it. At a rate of frequency way outside the distribution norm of popular songs.
And who could I go to with that story, then?
Whereas, now, hey! Hey internets! It's me! Mike! I know about this shit already!
I'm on it.
My personality isn't susceptible to the intimidation anymore, I've lived with it for decades, for too long to be afraid of it.
Doesn't change the moral nature of it at all - it's depraved cowardice, stunted hunger for dominance and revenge, the usual list of distinct personality flaws. Ultimately the Satanic profile. Not just yet though. They're still hoping to pull it off.
Once it becomes obvious they aren't, because they can't...bwa-ha-ha - nothing but bitterness and contempt and revenge, ultimately against God, and life, and the universe. Satan.
It sets up, the control dynamic in the larger present context, an increasing justification for itself, as tightening control by the incompetent creates metastasizing failure, which then demands increasing control, and so on in recursive cycles of futility and desperation.
I think they think there's something bright and golden on the other side of all this mess. That's the promise, the vision, I guess.
Hard to imagine a universe, or a deity, though, that would reward such pathological moral inferiority at the expense of the beautiful and good. I'm not talking about myself there, idiots.
I mean reward it beyond the human perimeter, where clearly that is in fact the system's immediate result.
Rich powerful insane fools, winning a game they invented by rules they invented.
Clueless vicious inhuman assholes, who think they're the good guys, the victims.
With cameras in the sky, and nuclear weapons ready at a touch of their finger.
still here 21:08
It Was Kind of Like Slavery:
In early August, a few weeks before forensic scientists began exhuming dozens of unmarked graves at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, five older black men took a road trip to Marianna, a rural town on the Florida panhandle—historic Klan country—to confront their demons on the reform school’s vast, wooded campus.Nina Berman-Michael Mechanic/Medium
via Nina Berman
Mother Jones at Medium
still here 13:22
In sociology and economics, the precariat is a social class formed by people suffering from precarity, which is a condition of existence without predictability or security, affecting material or psychological welfare as well as being a member of a Proletariat class of industrial workers who lack their own means of production and hence sell their labour to live.
still here 13:12
They want that oil:
...this is the line, editorial line and thing that a lot of media are saying, “Well they cracked down on journalists in Venezuela or they shut down media.” But the truth is more media outlets have been opened in the past ten years than probably in almost any other country in the world. You’ve got hundreds of community media outlets and new newspapers everywhere but the difference is it’s not corporate media. But who sets the standard to say that corporate media defines freedom of expression or freedom of the press?Eva Golinger iv. with Rania Khalek/Dispatches from the Underground
There’s a retired general, who is a crazy right wing opposition extremist, armed to the teeth. And he had instructed the young protesters on how to kill motorcyclists by setting up cables and barbed wire in the streets like running across an avenue. They beheaded four people this way killing them.
This was General Angel Vivas.
CNN fellates Angel Vivas using the mouth of Karl Penhaul.
25 years ago CNN made its bones covering the so-called First Gulf War.
It had come up under the executive leadership of Ted Turner, and built a reputation for journalistic integrity and accuracy.
It was sold, but the brand stayed the same.
It was sold to the devil pretty much.
still here 21:30
People who have been displaced experience "root shock." Root shock is the traumatic stress reaction to the loss of some or all of one's emotional ecosystem. Root shock can follow natural disaster, development-induced displacement, war, and changes that play out slowly such as those that accompany gentrification.
still here 18:05
Man with fake badge and real gun, but no training, gets private data:
“He identified himself as a law enforcement agency and it’s just not true,” alleged Assistant District Attorney John N. Gradel, explaining the nature of the charges lodged against Baumgartner. “The cell phone carriers relied on his representations as a law enforcement agent and turned over the records immediately.”Carl Hessler Jr/The Reporter
The danger, Gradel alleged, is that Baumgartner held himself out as a law-enforcement professional when he had no training in the field.
“You can’t hold yourself out to be something you’re not, there’s just too much at stake. Anything could happen.
Something you're not. Anything could happen.
still here 19:52
Drone woo-woo, and actual journalism from The Intercept:
the claim was nonetheless not justiciable:
Having accepted that the Appellant's arguments on the construction of Sch.4 to the 2007 Act were "persuasive", and that it was "certainly not clear that a defence of combatant immunity would apply", the Court of Appeal held that the claim was nonetheless not justiciable because "a finding by our court that the notional UK operator of a drone bomb which caused a death was guilty of murder would inevitably be understood (and rightly understood) by the US as a condemnation of the US". It did not matter that the relief sought was focussed on the legality under English law of the acts of UK officials (not on the legality of the acts of CIA officers, which would be matters for US and/or Pakistani law).Martin Chamberlain QC, Oliver Jones and Professor Robert McCorquodale/Brick Court Chambers
"What matters," Lord Dyson concluded, "is that the findings would be understood by the US authorities as critical of them."
First Pakistani to sue CIA over drones freed after kidnapping, torture:
A Pakistani man known for his vocal opposition to the US drone program whose kidnapping outraged activists throughout the world last week has been returned home after being tortured and interrogated, his lawyer announced Friday.RT
Kareem Khan was last seen in the early morning hours of February 5th outside his home approximately nine miles from Islamabad. He is said to have been abducted by 15 – 20 men, some of whom were wearing police uniforms, and taken away.
The kidnapping, which happened as his wife and children were also at home, came just days before Khan was scheduled to testify to lawmakers in Europe about a drone strike that killed his father, brother, and a Taliban leader Khan is suspected of sheltering
Who Tried to Silence Drone Victim Kareem Khan?
The widespread perception in Pakistan is that criticizing government collaboration with US intelligence agencies can lead to threats from local security forces. As a Pakistani lawyer representing the families of several missing persons put it: “You will not be jailed in America if you say you hate the United States…..But I, as a Pakistani, cannot criticize the policies of America or my own government while in Pakistan for fear of becoming a missing person.”Murtaza Hussain/Intercept
still here 18:33
Uhm, what other important financial events took place during that same period?
At the end of 2003, American students and graduates owed just $253 billion in aggregate debt; by the end of 2013, American students’ debt had ballooned to a total of $1.08 trillion, an increase of over 300%. In the past year alone, aggregate student debt grew 10%.Sam Frizell/Time
a more pernicious explanation of rising debts is that outstanding student loans tends to linger for years, as interest rates accumulate debt and students decide to pay off other loans first. Student debt piles on because it takes years to pay them off, and they can’t afford to pay back such hefty loans until later in their careers.
Healthcare on a business model is itself a disease.
Education on a business model is a form of enslavement.
still here 15:05
Una mas tiempo:
At 4am on Monday 24th February in a hotel in northern part of the city of Maracay in Aragua state, an individual of Middle Eastern origin and two other people were captured by the Bolivarian Security Forces (SEBIN). Aragua governor, Tareck El Aissami reported the evidence available at that time in several posts on his Twitter account, @TareckPSUV.Arturo Rosales/AxisofLogic
El Aissami stated that they had captured a “big fish” in Aragua who was identified as Jayssam Mokded Mokded along with two other people in his company, both of whom have military backgrounds and training.
In the raid of the hotel room the [Venezuelan] security forces found electronic communications equipment – 11 satellite phones for communicating with the US and Colombia – computers and documents linking him with companies in Miami. His vehicle, a Toyota Model FJ was armored with bullet proofing and in it explosives, a keg of gun powder and logistical equipment to set up barricades in the streets were discovered.
It's going to be harder and harder for some of us not to think of all this as a gravitational slide toward confrontation with pure evil. Because that's what it is.
Pure in the sense it has nothing compromising it, no moral ambiguity, no good but mistaken intention, just raw reptilian, worse than that but nothing animate works as metaphor, claws and poisonous fangs.
The masks are coming off, the comfortable delusions and rationalizations aren't working any longer, there's just personal conscience, the individual heart, and knowing there are others, even when they're not close enough to see and touch.
I envy lots of the ones who have close proximity to shared strength. It's distant for me, virtual all of it.
I know it's there, feel it, but the thing these men are functioning agents of is as close to me as anyone else is now. Closer sometimes.
This isn't about politics anymore, not economics, not even really moral ideas, it's about good and evil in their final essence.
None of us are as purely good as these men are purely evil.
An honest conscience can stall you with knowledge of its failings.
You have to get through that, take on the burdens of transcending your own weakness.
The twisted logic they bring against an honest acceptance of how flawed we are makes them inarguably right. Listen to them long enough and there is no evil, there is no good, just animal strength - theirs.
They're strong, even in their viciousness they have that. You can use it as an excuse to look away, to do and say nothing. That's surrender.
And surrender to evil leaves with you with nothing but further surrender, until you're with them, until you are what they are.
All the false polarities that have divided good people from each other are falling away, even as the noise rises in intensity. Even as the soft and confused see nothing through the blindness of their own encouraged selfishness.
It's going to get completely black and white, it almost is already.
There's no ambiguity now. Unless your cowardice provides it.
still here 22:27
In the raid of the hotel room the security forces found electronic communications equipment – 11 satellite phones for communicating with the US and Colombia – computers and documents linking him with companies in Miami. His vehicle, a Toyota Model FJ was armored with bullet proofing and in it explosives, a keg of gun powder and logistical equipment to set up barricades in the streets were discovered.Arturo Rosales/AxisofLogic
It was also established that Mokded Mokded has access to a bank account in Miami with some US$250,000 and had made various transfers of hundreds of thousands of dollars to Miami and other destinations. In Colombia he has another bank account with a balance of some US$10,000. It was also noted that all his dealings with Venezuelan banks were limited to Banesco – a bank that had been involved in laundering finance for the 2002 – 2003 coup attempts but which was said to have changed its ways in recent years.
The Venezuela security forces had been tailing him for several days and he had made visits to several upper and middle class urbanizations. The suspicion is that these visits were reconnaissance missions in order to find the most devastating spot to park car bombs and start sowing terror in Venezuela.
Bombs have been used in the last decade to sow terror in Venezuela and the perpetrators of the 2003 attacks, the Colina brothers, escaped to Florida where a judge refused to extradite them back to Venezuela.
still here 22:02
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