The Shit Never Ends

At the SJWC network- Social Justice Warriors Network, yes not very original but who cares, you get the point- its news and entertainment staff had their own daily meeting. Considering the news, there was much to celebrate. They had perfect dirt on the president of their rival network America Today. But before they could celebrate this, there were the necessary formalities…
”Before we begin,” said Charlie as he sat down at the head of the chair, ”I first want to declare my privilege for being a white straight male.”
”Check your privilege” said everyone in response to Charlie’s admission besides the newest staff-member in the room: Chelsea. Chelsea thought it was a little creepy actually how they there were all perfectly in unison, almost like a cult.
It was very important for SJWC that everyone was aware- well mostly straight white males- of their privilege. Being white, Charlie was a very controversial president of the SJWC network. Therefore Charlie had to do his best not to step on the toes of any woman or minority.
”Even though I have the highest rank, I recognize that women, minorities, transgenders, androgynous, androsexual, bigender, bi-curious and eh….”’
”Don’t forget otherkins!” said Reza, the host of the show Privileges Exposed, wearing bunny-ear headband.
”Off course otherkins, of every sort. Whether you feel like you a cat, a dog, pig, a snake…”
”Or a dragon!” called out Kim, the economics correspondent, who was wearing a T-shirt on which a dragon was perched on a mountain, shooting fire into the night-sky. She was Japanese-American.
”I kind of feel it’s insulting to say that ‘we feel like something,”’ said Andrew, the leading anchor, ”We don’t feel like something, we just are!”
”I concur, wholeheartedly with what Andrew just said,” said Ken, associate producer. Ever since Andrew, a black man, overheard Ken listening to old-school gangsta Rap from white rapper Eminem. Eminem has now been considered inappropriate music because his use of the N-word and the fact that he’s white and using a black-art form- cultural-appropriation. Andrew stated that Ken was a closeted white-supremacist and he was almost fired for this reason. Ken tried to explain why he wasn’t, but he was quickly shut down and told to check his privilege. In the last few weeks Ken is doing his best to make up for it, mostly by kissing Andrew’s ass.
”Of course, thank you Andrew for pointing that out,” continued Charlie, ”otherkins don’t just feel like they are a different species, they just are. It was very insulting for to me say that and I should check my privilege.”

”Check your privilege,” the group said in unison again. Chelsea was really getting creeped.
Charlie wanted to continue but the thought of mentioning the six hundred genders, something he was required to do every morning nauseated him.
”Would you guys mind if I continue, since we have to cover today, by merely stating that I believe that every minority and every gender or non-gender or otherkin can do my job, perhaps even better than I can?”
The group gave each other and seriously look and then shook their heads in agreement.
”Thank you, I thank you for checking my privilege….”
”Check your privilege” everyone said in unison again. Chelsea felt like fleeing.
A faint twitch of annoyance came over Charlie too but he quickly suppressed it, as he always did and made his announcement: ”a quick announcement, we are no longer using the word homosexual, instead we are using the word ‘same-gender loving.’ I know you have no problem with this Cenk, but we’ve got some complains. We gotta make sure we don’t offend anyone, I hope you understand.”
”It’s fine by me,” said Cenk, a reporter who just happened to be an openly gay Muslim- I can assure you that didn’t factor at all when he was hired.
”Before we go further, does anyone else have an announcement?”
Arriana, one of the network writers, lifted up her finger, ”I have something to confess.”
”Last night, I was making food with Mark and we thought… Oh god I’m so ashamed….”
”What is it Arriana?”
On the verge of tears she continued: ”we thought it be a cute idea to….wear kimono’s the whole the day…”
Everybody was shocked and appalled. Chelsea didn’t get it.
”I know, I’m so sorry. They were just so comfortable. But I’m not Japanese so I should have known better.”
Kim, turned her head away from Arriana.
”It was a vile, despicable act Arriana, but I’m happy you came out with it. But we can’t okay such bigotry. I understand if Kim doesn’t want to look at your face. You remind her too much of the bigotry her great great grandparents endured in the Japanese internment camp.”
”Actually they weren’t in the Japanese interment camp at the time, they were actually living comfortably living in New-Zealand but I don’t think that matters. I still feel very triggered with what Arriana did. I feel like puking actually.”
”I’m so sorry Kim!” Arriana reached out for Kim’s shoulder who brushed it away and yelled ”don’t touch me you white whore!”
”I think I speak for all of us,” said Charlie, Chelsea expecting him to reprimand Kim, ”that we don’t want to work with you today. I need to leave this building immediately. I will discuss with whether or not we still have a place for you here.”
Arriana burst into tears, muttering apologies under her breath as she left the room. Chelsea felt like she was living a different dimension, both hilarious and horrifying at the same time.
”Shocking, just shocking. What is happening to this country?”
Serena lifted up her hand, ”I would also like to confess something.”
Serena was another reporter, who just happened to be a lesbian Mexican.
”Go ahead Serena.”
”Last night I was watching this drama starring about the struggle of this transgender artist and I really liked it. But I discovered the actor wasn’t even really a trans!”
Everyone in the group was shocked.
”My god, they could never get away with this now!” said Jonah, a staff-writer who just happened to be Jewish, ””how far we’ve come.”
”Oh that’s okay, you don’t need to be sorry for that,” said Chelsea, she was herself a transgender- male to female, ”you can enjoy a movie about transgender artists without the actors themselves being transgender.”
”How can you say that!” yelled Jonah, ”that role could have been given to a transgender actor! Someone who really understands the struggle they go through!”
”I’m just saying, I’m a transgender and I still love to watch reruns of Transparent, knowing that the late great Jeffrey Tambor wasn’t transgender. I don’t care. That show fucking rules. It’s called acting.”
Jonah was stunned, ”Charlie, can I leave and go to my safe space? I’m really triggered because I’m so offended by her attrocious words.”
”Yes you may Charlie and Chelsea, I think you should leave to and think about what you said.”
”Why the fuck should I leave?”
”Chelsea, I know you are new here, but we have a certain way of doing things. I know you’re transgender and you have dealt with a lot of discrimination…”
”Well yeah, this world sucks. I don’t need Jonah to defend me, I can defend myself…”
”Of course you can, you are perfectly able to defend yourself. Jonah was just doing his duty as a human being…”
”Doing what?”
”Helping the oppressed. He was calling out your form of oppression.”
”My what?”
”As a human being we should call out oppression. The world will perish if good people don’t do anything. You are horribly misinformed by the notion that cis actors can play transgender roles, and that’s obviously wrong and Jonah was just correcting you. You should just accept it.”
”This place is fucking mental.”
”Listen, just shut up for a moment. I think you should leave now and go to your assigned safe space and really think about what you said. If we don’t watch out what we said and if we don’t call each other out for the things we say, we can let oppression slip by. Before you know it things will turn into an authoritarian state, like it is now…”
”Well it’s not exactly an authoritarian state is it? We still have the right to vote. I mean, this country is going to shit, but we are not there yet. And even so, what does a cis actor playing a transgender character have anything to do with authoritarianism?
”It always starts with something Chelsea.”
”Yeah, slavery started in a similar fashion,” said Andrew, who quickly realized what he said made no sense and was in fact, extremely stupid.
”What are you talking about?” asked Chelsea.
”Hey do not tell Andrew how slavery started! He’s black! His ancestors were slaves and therefore he knows all about it!” yelled Serena.
”Leave Andrew alone!” yelled Ken.
”Look we are all a bit triggered. We need to calm down. Chelsea I want you to leave immediately before you afflict more emotional trauma.”
Chelsea sighed, got up, left the room. She closed a door a little too loud which startled Christiano Chandler, a staff-writer who just happened to be high-functioning autistic. He was wearing noise-canceling headphones and not paying attention to anything that was going on and continuing his favorite hobby: crossing cartoon characters with his favorite cartoon character of all: fucking Pikachu.
”Does anybody else need to go to their safe space after this very emotional moment?”
Every shook their heads.
”Okay, so if nobody else has an announcement, I think we can begin. I think we’ve all heard the good news: the president of America Today, that repugnant character by the name of Rupert Ailes, was spotted a socialite neo-nazi rally. He says it was an accident but I think we all know better.”
”I fucking knew it,” said Andrew.
”Course you did Andrew!” said Ken.
”In fact now that I mention it, maybe we should get some counseling for Jonah,” realized Charlie, ”I’m sure was really triggered when he saw those pictures with the swastika. I mean, you know his great great grandmother almost died in World-war 2? He never met her but I’m sure that must have been hard for him. Make a note of that Anita, he said to his assistant next to him.
”Will do Charlie.”
”By the way, that new hairstyle really looks good.”
Anita looked appalled. A silence came over the room. Charlie realized what he did.
”Calling out my appearance is fucking sexist Charlie.”
”Yeah don’t be a sexist pig,” said Kim.
”I’m so sorry…. I just meant that…” Charlie had the urge to scream the most offensive obscenities but he quickly suppressed it, ”okay, well let’s focus on the issue at hand. We’ve got a several picture of Rupert Ailes at a Neo-Nazi rally and we need to use this opportunity. We even have one of him doing the Nazi salute. It almost looks like he’s just pointing at something but we know better,” Charlie laughed, everybody was still reeling from his ‘sexist comment’ and refused to laugh with him.
”It’s an election year,” continued Charlie, swallowing his pride, ”we’ve got a real chance here because if the popular figures in America Today are exposed, so will the president and maybe then,
we will finally have a women president again in this country. We only had one! It’s a travesty!”
They all nodded in agreement.
”I mean I know Bob has more experience and shown more care than Debra Schultz but he’s an old man. An old straight man. We’ve had enough of them in office.”
”Hell’s yeah,” said Andrew.
”Word to a motherfucker,” said Ken, whose head went red when Andrew gave him a funny look.
”I mean granted she’s not as left as we want her to be. She’s kinda hawkish. She didn’t support gay-marriage until last year. She doesn’t seem genuine but she’s a woman! We need a woman back again in the office! It will give hope to the women of America who are oppressed daily, hourly all the time!”
Again, they all nodded in agreement.
”We need to hit them hard, with everything we’ve got,” as Charlie was talking, Anita was giving out the talking points.

The Talking points were:
-Hint that everyone who agrees with America Today or the President on anything, even the mildest thing, is morally compromised and might be a closeted Neo-Nazi.
-Talk extensively about race, make everything about race and gender. Ask the audience: is there enough diversity on screen and if not, is this a sign that white-supremacy is running rampant in this country?
-Is using black emoticons a form of blackface? The answer: YES!
-Make sure to know that anyone who says that Islam has anything to do with Islamic terrorism is an Islamaphobe and doesn’t deserve to speak.

”We need to interview every Jew we can find!” said Charlie excitedly, ”perhaps we need a whole segment about the holocaust and imply, not outright say -I mean we are a serious news channel here- that America Today supports the Holocaust. That if you watch America Today or think him or the president has any good points, you’re immediately an anti-Semite.”
”You gotta pick a side,” said Serena defiantly, ”pick a side or go fuck yourself.”
”Yeah everyone who watches America Today is a motherfucker!”
”A cocksucker!” blurted Ken out who immediately corrected himself: ”I’m sorry. that was homophobic. There’s nothing wrong with sucking cock.”
”Damn straight,” said Cenk.
”Are we going to forgive Ken for using a homophobic epithet?”
Ken held his head down in shame while the group nodded ‘yes.’
”You are forgiven Ken, check your privilege next time.”
”Check your privilege.”
”Thank you,” said a humble Ken.
”That’s okay, you’re a white-ciss male, you don’t know any better.”
Ken nodded in agreement.
”We have a great opportunity here people. We need to use it. We can win this fight against oppression. Do whatever you can to destroy America Today. Not just Rupert Ailes but everyone. They are evil and they must all go away….”
They were all excited and there was an urge to clap, but instead, they were waving jazz-hands. Clapping provokes too much anxiety.

Every staff-member in the SJWC building a designed safe-space. It was a pink little room, full of stuffed animals, flowers and soothing Enya music.
Chelsea laid back, on an extremely comfortable couch. Yet she couldn’t relax. She felt she was at the wrong place, that taking this job was a mistake. She had heard stories but she didn’t expect it to be this bad. She wanted to desperately to contribute something to the political discourse and she would have a large platform on this channel.
But she wondered at what cost and whether that by conforming to these rules, she would compromise her own credibility.
She remembered what her father once said: ”we gotta get through the shit to get things done.” This was just part of the shit. But will the shit ever end? She had asked her father, ”no he said,” downtrodden,  gulping his twenty-fifth beer (might have been more, don’t remember, does it matter?), ”the shit never ends.”
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Today’s agenda….

”So I guess you all heard the news?” began the president of America Today, Rupert Ailes, nervously twitching in his seat at the head of the table.
Everyone in the conference room nodded.
”Course you guys did…. Look I just want to state for the record, make this clear for everyone in this room,” he took a deep breath, wanted this to sound as convincing as possible: ”I really, really love the Jews.”
Everyone nodded again.
”I honestly didn’t know. I mean, David was a friend of mine for years. I never knew. I mean, I know he wasn’t very fond of the Jews. But I figured him for your average anti-Semite. You don’t expect every anti-Semite to be a Nazi. I mean, that’s bigotry too.”
Rupert’s loyal assistant, Roger, came to his defense: ”I completely understand. I have tons of anti-Semite friends and none of them are Nazis.”
”Exactly, he was an old college buddy of mine. One of the nicest guys I know. Who knew Nazis could so friendly? He always sends me a card on Christmas. I never thought Nazis send Christmas cards. True, one of the cards said ”have a very white Christmas,” the word ‘white’ was heavily underlined but I thought he meant snow… You know ‘White Christmas”’.
Rupert sighs, ”I mean I should have left when I realized where I was but I just didn’t want to be rude. There were nice people there. They had the most delicious crap cakes. They all had nothing but kind words for me, you know flattery is my weakness…. They said reporters weren’t allowed but this one was undercover. Just my luck right? I find myself accidentally and innocently at a Neo-Nazi gathering and there just happens to be an undercover reporter. Would you believe that? I thought the president was supposed to handle these reporters….”
Rupert leaned back and rubbed his head, a headache was emerging, ”Oh god… I should have had a better excuse than the truth, the truth just makes me look guilty. Oh god why did I have to smile…”
It’s true, he was smiling in all the pictures, but the most unfortunate picture had to the one where he was pointing at a painting  he liked with a straight hand, which made it look like he was making a Nazi salute. He wasn’t, it was just unfortunate timing.
”They have cameras in their eyes now. You can’t even spot them anymore! Oh god, if the president calls I’m fucking dead…”
The problem with these pictures was that it didn’t just damage his credibility or his network, but the president too. The president started this news-network to promote his message to America. This incident caused another massive stain in an already severely controversial network, often accused for being either state-propaganda (which it was), racist (they didn’t think they were but yeah, they were pretty racist), antisemitic (only accidentally), sexist (again, accidentally, they don’t mean to they just happen to say sexist things) and pandering to the president (which they certainly are). This was bad though, very bad. If he couldn’t fix this somehow, the board, on orders of the president, might replace him. His co-workers knew he was in deep shit.
”I mean a lot of them are really funny…”
Roger immediately began listing a random series of Jewish-Comedians: ”Mel Brooks, Don Rickles, Carl Reiner, Woody Allen…”
”Don’t forget Adam Sandler!” said Megyn Colby, a popular pundit.
Nearly everyone in the room got excited. They all loved Adam Sandler.
”Yeah you ever see the one where he plays like a double role. Like he plays the brother and the sister?” asked Steve Kilmead, one of the three hosts of the morning talk-show called America’s Buddies, ”I mean that one is a classic. I nearly died laughing. I love that Al Pacino/Dunkenchino bit. Funniest thing I’ll ever see. Who knew Al Pacino could be that funny?”
”Is Adam Sandler still alive? Was he the one that killed himself?” asked Megyn.
”No that was Dane Cook,” said Ortega Banderas, one of the three hosts of the Morning talk-show called”Oh no!” said Ainsley Ailes, the second host of the Morning show, ”he’s so cute!”
”I cried when I heard that news, nobody made me laugh harder than Dane Cook. NOBODY.”
”He’s not Jewish though,” said Roger sternly, ”we gotta respect only Jewish comedians now.”
”Look the point is,” said Rupert getting back to the point, ”the Jewish people has contributed greatly to the American culture, especially in the area of comedy. I mean not all of them are funny.”
”No,” said Roger violently shaking his head, ”not all of them!”
”I mean I’ve met a few Jews who were assholes, but that’s not because they were Jewish!”
”Of course not!” nodded Roger.
”…They just happen to be assholes. You got assholes in every ethnicity. Though to be fair I’ve never really met a Australian I didn’t like.”
”Australians. Koala’s. Dingoes. Who remembers dingoes?”
”They are great to drink with, Australians I mean. They just want to have fun you know? Jews too. Jews are great drinkers. They have the greatest hats. What do you call those things?”
”A yamaka,” corrected Roger.
”Exactly, I should wear one of these, they look really cool.”
The star pundit of the network, Sean Reilly, has barely said a word when he came. He sighed, rubbed his eyes. He was tired, hungover, melancholic. Everything felt like a tired joke.
”Jews are smart too. They are an educated people.”
”Carl fucking Sagan BOOYA!” hollered Roger.
”And they are great with money. Well I don’t mean all of them. I’m sure some of them are quite lousy with money. But it surprises you when you hear it. I mean if I have to choose between a Jewish accountant or a goyim, I would go with the Jew immediately.”
”You gotta go with the Jew. Take my money Jew. I trust you.”
”Obviously I support a one-state solution. I support Israel and ONLY Israel!”
”Fuck Palestine!” said Roger, banging on the table, which gave everyone in the room a jolt, ”I’m sorry for that,” apologized Roger quickly after.
”Yes. Israel deserves to defend itself and Palestine should just, you know, leave them alone.”
”Leave them alone Palestine!”
Steve lifted up his finger, Roger sighed, ”what is it Steve?”
”I know what you mean. I have a lot of friends who say some outlandish stuff. Once I was playing golf and out of nowhere, this golf buddy of mine, Billy, said that the boyscout organization was a secret Jewish insurgency. I mean would you believe this? What are you supposed to say to that? I mean he really believed this. He just couldn’t shut up about it. I’ve been a boyscout for years and I don’t hate Jews….”
”He was a really nice guy though.”
”I once dated someone who didn’t like Jews,” confessed Ainsley.
”Oh why?” Asked Rupert.
”I don’t know, he said it was something about the way they smelled.”
”That’s ridiculous. Jews smell wonderful.”
”I agree. If there was a Jewish cologne I would wear it in a heartbeat,” said Roger.
”There’s this perfume sponsored by this Jewish model,” said Ortega.
”After work I’m immediately getting one!”
Sean wondered why he even went to work today. He felt so sleepy. Oh how he wish he could sleep right now.
”Look I think we can all agree: Jews are awesome. But this is bad for me guys. I’m all over the news, even on papers that are supposed to be our friend. Those assholes at SJWC are going to show those pictures 27/7. They peg me for a Nazi just because I was there! I didn’t mean to! And they didn’t even differentiate the type of Neo-Nazis with. These were socialites nazis. Not the bucktooth hillbilly ones. These were gentle nazis. Polite….”
Rupert took a deep breath, ”but they always say such mean things about me. It’s hurtful. And I could lose my job unless we turn it around so…” He looked at Roger who immediately got up, picked up the stack of papers in front of him and went around the table, giving everyone a piece of paper. On the paper had all the talking points:

-Make sure the people know that Rupert Ailes is not an anti-Semite. He was only a victim of circumstance.
-Despite the presidents silence on this issue, the president really hates Neo-Nazis. Question the Left’s obsession with hearing condemnation of neo-nazis- do they have something to hide?
-Talk about how Political Correctness is out of control.
-Insist that black crime is out of control but please don’t use the N-word this time.
-Naturally remind the people that if the president doesn’t get reelected, America will become a socialist hellhole and drug-dealing Mexican rapists will rampant in America.

”We gotta really make an effort today. Not just talk through a teleprompter. I need fire today, passion! Our top focus today is vehemently oppose anti-antisemitism and Neo-Nazis. Make sure the public knows that we love Jews and that everything that has anything to do with Neo-nazis is very, very bad. I also quickly put some money in some Jewish fund-raisers and some of the sponsors will come and say that I’ve been giving them money for years. Make sure you hammer that in!”
Sean closed his eyes and quickly opened them again.
” …Make sure the people know that I support Israel. Mention Israel a million times. Say that this is a smear-campaign by the liberal media. Talk about how the liberals support these black-militant groups. Talk a lot about black people. Find me footage of Liberals saying something anti-semitic or supporting Palestine. Find me footage of angry black people! I can’t stress this enough. The public can’t get enough of angry black people! It scares them shitless. We are on Defcon one guys! My ass is on the fucking line here guys!”
”It will be alright sir,” Sean said, finally saying something. He didn’t say anything to comfort Rupert, he was just tired of hearing his voice.
”Jesus Sean, you’re alive! Mr. Ratings machine over here decides to join in the conversation. You know I’m counting on you the most. You’re the one they mostly listen to!”
”It will be alright sir. I’ll work my magic. I’ll even talk to the president for you.”
”Oh god will you? Will you tell him I’m sorry?”
”I will sir.”
”Oh god, I hope he forgives me. I can’t retire now. I’ll have to be home with my wife all day. I hate my wife. Maybe I get lucky and some big will happen that will distract the people. Some terrorist attack that kills a lot of people… Meetings adjourned.”

Everybody got up and left, but Sean waited until everybody left the room. He stared ahead of him, out the high-rise window. He started daydreaming. Megyn came back in the room, put her hand on Sean’s shoulder which immediately took him out from his head.
”Sean, you coming?”
”I need a moment.”
”Something wrong?”
”I’m fine. Just in one of my moods.”
”She still doesn’t talk to talk to you?”
”Of course not. Good for her right?”
”You know how it goes Sean, you’ve been through this before. Twice actually. You gotta move on. It just didn’t work out.”
”Things have a way of repeating itself doesn’t it? Things just go round and round and round.”
She patted Sean on the shoulder: ”come on, enough self-pity. You coming with me?”
”Yeah in a minute okay?”
She left the room. He started daydreaming, he saw himself jumping out the window. He imagined the reactions of America Today and SJWC: one channel would glorify him,  make him a political martyer. They will hint suggest that his suicide had something to do with his deep concern for his country,  the world his kids will live in when the democrats take office.
The other channel would pretend to pity him, use him as an example of often unspoken cases of mental illness in his country. But eventually blame his mental illness for the radical things he said. Naturally, many on the left would celebrate his demise.
This was the game he was in. This is how it works. He’s been doing this for thirty years now. He used to love this job, but now, he was not so sure. Right now, he just wanted to sleep…
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BREAKING NEWS: Neo-Nazis are assholes! 

The Leftists intellectual Noam Yossarian has been banned from speaking at Berkley college for comments he made during an interview with the Washington Post two years before, concerning its annual ‘white-people free day’, a day when no white people are allowed on the premises. Yossarian thought this measure, though it means well, was ”kinda racist if you think about it.”
The college has commended Yossarian’ tireless political activism for good- which won him a noble peace prize- but feels that his comments are inconsistent with Berkley’s ”core values.”
Meanwhile the college has received a lot of criticism for replacing the speaker with Anjem Queefary, an Islamic fundamentalist who believes that every homosexual should be stoned to death. The college has defended this decision on grounds that its important to give voice to ”other cultures.”

The president courted another controversy after sharing an article on Twitter, which detailed the disturbing spike of the suicides in America, which a comment from the president saying: ”My voters aren’t killing themselves, its probably the democrats because they are sore losers. SAD!”
Though the article makes no definitive conclusions, it does speculate that the presidents Dugin initiative, the isolationist policy that gave states extensive rights and decreased federal jurisdiction. This initiative even caused certain states to create extensive border control and restrictions for people moving into the state.
The White House Press secretary Sandra Huckleberry stated that we give the Dugin initiative more time in order for it to work. ”We should all have a little more faith,” she stated, ”only faith will heal this country. We must have faith in Jesus and the President. If you trust Jesus, you must trust the president. Everything is going to be just dandy!”

A picture has surfaced that shows Rupert Ailes, the president of state channel America Today, at a socialite neo-nazi gathering. The powerful network president claims that he ”was there with a friend” and ”had no idea he was at a neo-nazi rally,” and that ”some of them were really nice, I know I should have left but I didn’t want to be rude.”
The anti-defamation league has called for Ruper Ailes’ resignation. A spokesperson America Today refused to comment deeply on this but did assure the public
Several politicians from both sides have condemned Ailes’ presence at the gathering. Popular Democratic Congressman Bob Sanders and one of the front-runners of the democratic party, has stated ”that this is a time to come together” and that ”although I don’t condone violence, punching Neo-Nazis is a lot of fun.”
He stated to be very happy with the condemnation coming from both sides, saying that ”at least we have a bipartisan agreement that Neo-nazis are assholes”
The president however, has yet to comment on this….
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Something You Can Understand

”There’s so many things you don’t understand. There’s so many things I still don’t understand. That’s the secret they don’t teach you kids yet: adults are just as clueless. We couldn’t solve the world’s problems. You won’t solve the world’s problems either. At first you think the world is doing better, then you see it hasn’t changed much at all. There’s a resurgence, a return to a dark kind of normalcy. We thought it was gone forever but it’s still out there. It’s biding its time. Maybe it won’t be as bad. Maybe your generation can eradicate better than we could. But there’s no need for you think about these things now. You’re a child, it’s your time to play. I had so little time to play when I was your age. Maybe you get lucky and you can find a way to play all your life because that’s what I want from you, that’s why I work so hard; the less you need to worry about, the more you can play. There are things we might never understand. But here’s something you can: I love you so much. And there’s nothing more I need to know, it’s enough for a lifetime.”

Infinite Foolishness

The Fear has returned; the leader of the free world, in his infinite foolishness, has threatened to reign down fire and fury- the subtext being nuclear retaliation- on the little country of North Korea. Instantly, his opposition would condemn his statements. Another clear example that this man should not be president. The media does the rounds, they interview civilians in Guam- the country that was first threatened by North Korea- whether they fear annihilation. The administration quickly comes to his defense, there would be no apology. They state that he was simply speaking the language North Korea would understand. The supreme leader can never do wrong. He doesn’t make mistakes, there’s only damage control.
But open your news-feeds and you can see the fear spreading. Pictures of the horrific aftereffects of nuclear attacks; deformities, mutations. Speculation about what would happen if someone would indeed strike first. Some people look forward to it. An apocalyptic wasteland has always been entertaining in the movies. The desperation will give people an excuse to murder and eat each other. Naturally for many, this will sound extremely cool.
I was born when the nuclear threat had seemingly disappeared. The idea that if a country would be provoked, there would be a chance that one of them would push a button and destroy human civilization. Mutual assured destruction: making sure that everybody gets fucked when they fuck with you. At school they would never teach me to hide under the chair if the alarms would go off. Soon after I was born, they would break down the oppressive wall in Berlin. The people started dreaming about a world without the possibility of nuclear holocaust. The illusion came: we are past that now! We saw the fall of the ultimate evil! Authoritarianism has lost! It was victory for democracy and capitalism. We’re too smart now to consider the apocalypse. The market will create better options. We don’t need to destroy each other. We can instead do business with each other.
But it has always come to this: the creation of the ultimate weapon, warning other empires not to fuck with us. We would always create the bomb, it’s in our DNA. We’ve already used it once, twice even, but the bombs are so much powerful now. It only takes a little madness to destroy mankind. We’ve seen enough coming from our leaders. We’ve seen the kind of people the people vote into office. The madness is already there. It just needs to fester. It just needs a little push…
Now the Fear is making a comeback, all it needed was an improvisational jab against a deluded dictator. Nice going. It’s time to stop worrying and love the bomb again…

And so as these words begin to spin in my mind, I open a window and smoke and light a cigarette. I stopped smoking a long time ago. Once or twice a week I indulge myself. Usually with a beer. I rarely finish a cigarette, they make me too lightheaded.
The sun is going down. I like this time of day.
I notice my tattoo: ”Y sí creo”, it’s a from a film called the Fountain. Its Spanish for: ‘and yes I do believe.’
Right now I like to believe that we won’t be seeing a mushroom cloud anytime soon. It would be a cliché to have humanity end like that. So predictable. I was looking forward to a Robot uprising…


The Saddest Creatures of All

There needs to be accountability to the evil men of this world.
Nobody should get away with it,
everyone should get their fair share of punishments.
What happens when your act of evil is so great,
when piles of bodies are your doorstep


when there are too many ghosts following you around?
What will your penitence be?
Confession won’t do it. The priests don’t have that kind of power.
Your prison sentence goes on long after your death
and after that you’ll probably won’t endure any of it.
We can give you the death sentence but only one time,
and you owe us so many more deaths.
In order for things to be right,
you need to serve a million years,
be murdered a thousand times
and all your victims should be compensated
by your suffering and all that you profited from the suffering of your victims.

This is how the world should be, this is how we dreamed it would be.
A universe that bends towards justice,
where evil is just a spell that can be cast away,
and all our stories of despair
ends in hope for a better future.
But this is not how the world works,
there’s evil roaming around this world,
and it’s running the most powerful countries.
There’s evil in this world
and most people support it.
Most people don’t even know it’s evil,
they don’t understand history,
they don’t understand that this is nothing new,
it’s something that never dies, it’s something that always finds a way back.

Perhaps the only comfort in the end is knowing
that the saddest creatures of all
are the demons that think they are angels.
Those who thought they were saving us,
who were on a holy mission
and their delusion, sometimes of grandeur, will be read about years later
and as we do, we shake our heads realizing how pathetic they really were.
This great demon was just another pitiful human being
and the final joke is on him.

if only we could have seen it before,
we could have voted him out of office
instead of looking back at all we could have had,
we should have listened to the angels to begin with.
The greatest tragedy of all is not seeing the angels of this world.

They now shine so brightly,
we wonder how we could have missed them.


Our Disease 5

Podcast 337

”Former president Dimitry Medvedev once talked about ”legal nihilism,” which in his case, was the pervasive pessimism concerning law and order in Russia,” Harry was soft-spoken today, he felt the blues coming on hard. He promised to change things but he never was able to escape the shadow of Putin, who refused to let Medvedev run the show, fearing that he would do irreparable damage to his criminal empire. Even after Putin’s death, Russia never was able to escape legal nihilism. Still now, people wanted a leader like Putin because only he was able to bring stability to their troubled country. Legal Nihilism is now hardwired in the survival code of the Russian people.”
Miguel Stone and Dale were smoking a huge joint behind the soundproof glass. Stone was giving him the thumbs up. Harry gave them the finger which delighted Stone immensely.
”Corporate giants and criminal political leaders breed ‘legal nihilism’ in a way, to sow distrust in any supervisory or regulatory practices. In order to do this, you must show them that you don’t need them. You have to spin it that any supervision on their practices is an act of tyranny. Not just a danger to them but a danger to all of us…” Harry lights his cigarette, sits there for a moment. Dead air. Dale and Stone sat there, waiting for what he was going to say next.
”It all boils down to power and letting the people believe that morale or any such ideology is involved. It used to be but those days are long gone. Not that ideological forces did much good. In many ways it could just as much trouble. But there were some in our American history that managed to struck a certain balance. Possibly the most underrated president of the Twentieth-Century is Jimmy Carter. The only former president who didn’t became just another corporate shill. Much has been said that Reagan started the disastrous economic policies of deregulation, trickle-down and though much could be blamed for the eventual inequality that transpired, at least he was a strong force for good. Least he stood for something. He talked about dreams. America meant something again. We were all still mourning our failed acid trip, the lost promise of the Sixties. He exchanged psychedelics for Jesus. A superior trade if you ask me. But people couldn’t evolve in this dream either…” Stone was talking to someone on the phone. Some important client. He was nodding, smiling.
”So the people fought to keep this dream. But things just kept going the other way. The sexual degenerate Bill Clinton came to office and they couldn’t destroy him. Bush seemed like a comeback but even the hardliners know that perhaps the years, the start of the world-changing destruction of the Twin Towers probably were too hard on him. There was need for new blood. A change from the Neo-Conservative dream. So came Barack Obama. It was time for the Liberals to dream.”
”But we all woke up from this too. His accomplishments, though underrated, was undermined by the relentless sabotaging by the republicans. The false narrative was given that he was a covert communist aiming to destroy America. He could have set it back on track but the republicans couldn’t allow it. Perhaps the world would have been a better place if John McCain had been president. Despite Obama’s admirable character, McCain was a man of honor. He would have stood up against the true evils of this world. He wouldn’t have let Putin fool him. This was a man that deserved the spot. But the truth was, much of the base he needed to appeal, was beneath him. In fact, the people they appealed to were changing. They were in an existential crisis. Things got really bad during Bush’s rule. Even though most of them bought that Obama was a danger to the nation, how could they trust their establishment republicans?
Something bigger was going on. The conspiracy nuts were growing. Alternate news-sources were warping the minds of the American people. The liberals had their shot and lost. Obama became just another establishment figure. They needed someone different.
So came Trump. So came motherfucking Trump.”
Stone smiled, hollering Trump’s name through the sound-proof class. ”Trump was the epitome of legal nihilism. Even though he was a celebrity, a noted philander and born in wealth, the people saw him as one of their own. It didn’t matter that he could hardly think of a Bible quote, the bible belt accepted him quicker than they did Hilary’s stated love of scripture. Putin saw his opportunity and filled the anti-establishment media with pro-Trump news. The ones who could see through the bullshit saw that he was merely a puppet of Putin’s regime and Trump really wanted to be Putin. He didn’t care about Putin’s beliefs or where he came from, he just wanted his kind of power. He just wanted to own the room and kill a journalist or two if they pissed him off. The American nation became an embarrassment, in a time when the world really needed our support since the legal nihilism was seemingly kicking off throughout Europe, dividing us and eventually destroying the European-Union’s dream.”
A deep puff, a sigh. Harry got to a peaceful, if bittersweet part in his mind as he spoke the last words: ”So what do we have now? I’m not say the American dream is dead because that corpse has long been decaying. The American dream is a zombie with a fake smile. It’s walking around slowly, moaning the national anthem. It’s only a matter of time before it collapses indefinitely.”
Stone mimes the word ”beautiful”, Harry nods, feeling for a moment, good about himself: ”So what do we have now? Our country is divided more than ever right now. Every state is being left to their own devises. We can smoke joints freely in this state but on the other side, the Mormons are running the show and women aren’t even allowed hot pants. Our current president says this is the best way now. Every state by himself. The government just there to protect us from foreign enemies. And while this is happening, they are stealing from the coffers and getting unimaginably rich. They don’t need anything, they have everything.
And what do we have? We have each other. This used to be enough.”
Harry nods to himself. Time for real life.
”That’s all I have to say for today. You have a goodnight. Take care of each other.”
End transmission.

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