Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Meaning of Elections Under Fake Democracy

"Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land; they own and control the corporations; they've long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses and city halls; they've got the judges in their back pockets, and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls! They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying, lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else. 

"But I'll tell you what they don't want. They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that. That doesn't help them. That's against their interest. That's right. They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they're getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard thirty years ago. They don't want that. 

"You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork and just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime, and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. 

"And now, they're coming for your social security money. They want your fucking retirement money. They want it back. So they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They'll get it. They'll get it all from you sooner or later. Cause they own this fucking place. It's a big club, and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club. 

"And by the way, it's the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head in their meetings telling you what to believe, what to think, and what to buy. 

"The table is tilted folks, the game is rigged, and nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. 

"Good, honest, hardworking people - white collar, blue collar - it doesn't matter what color shirt you have on.  Good, honest, hardworking people - these are people of modest means - continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don't give a fuck about them. They don't give a fuck about you. They don't give a fuck about you. They don't care about you - at all. At all. At all."


--------George Carlin, Life Is Worth Losing 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Happy Birthday, Julian Assange!

 "President Biden, why are you afraid of Julian Assange? Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel, Manuel Macron, the great and the good, tyrants, tin pot dictators, and democratically-elected leaders, seem to be scared of Julian Assange. The question is, why? Well, we know why, don't we? Through Wikileaks, Julian succeeded in terrorizing Big Brother. He took Big Brother's technologies, constructed a digital mirror out of them - a huge one - and turned it towards the face of Big Brother, so we, who are being watched by Big Brother, can watch Big Brother watching us. Nothing terrifies Big Brother more than that. The beauty of Wikileaks is that it operates like an international, a global letter box, where any whistleblower can post, can place within it, information that concerns all of us. Wikileaks checks it out, they don't even know who it was that deposited that information, this is how they guarantee that no one can find out, if they don't know themselves, and then allows us to know what Big Brother, Big Business, the Big States, are doing on our behalf, behind our backs, supposedly in order to keep us safe, while procuring the greatest insecurity and committing the worst crimes against humanity. This is why you are killing - slowly, intentionally, in a premeditated criminal fashion - Julian Assange's body, every day in Britain's Guantanamo, Belmarsh (Prison). This is why we are looking at you in the eye in the same way that Wikileaks has allowed us to look at Big Brother's eye, and we are telling you in no uncertain terms:  you stand accused of criminality, and of murdering a man that made it possible for the rest of us to know your crimes. We shall not rest until those who perpetrate the crimes and those who cover up for them, like President Biden, President Macron, Mrs. Angela Merkel, Mr. Boris Johnson, the rest of those of you in supposed authority, are held to account. Meanwhile, with a smile on our face, we wish Julian Assange a very happy birthday."

-------------Yanis Varoufakis, July 6, 2021 See Video