Further deliberations on In Vitro Christian challenges and the unfolding of life unrelated to eternity and prosperity, (see: da gospel and less efficacious text materials such as, the KKK Manual of internal Psychological Misfiring, Mein Kampf, & fortune cookies.) The common denominator of all faith belief is pure imbecility, or at least a willingness to accept magical thinking as better than reason or empirical evidence.
In other words, massive imbecility.
THE Truth Is Hidden in the Anals of Hx
Sometimes our certainty is our greatest enemy to understanding…
Oh boy, here we go.
Someone tells you they’re going to tell you THE truth.
And they often say this in what is obviously the context of straightening you out, ‘helping’ you get your head-screwed-on straight.
What they always mean, ALWAYS, whether they know it or not, is that they’re going to tell you THEIR truth, the one that God whispered to them, or that they read in some great book.
Or THE truth that they got from some other amazing spiritual source that is NEVER wrong,
In fact, that source can’t be wrong because ... Um...
“Well, just trust me.”
Because this wisdom is from this guy, who God Himself selected and directed (probably) to tell you…
It won’t be A truth or His truth, his opinion, or a rendition/regurgitation of his beliefs.
Nope, it’ll be THE TRUTH as he knows it because, yep, well, yeah, once more with feeling: God!
This truth, this THE truth, might have to do with anything: from small shit like how you dress:
“THE truth? Yep, you look fat in that.”
Or may relate to an opinion you hold, “You’re wrong, THE truth is that there are all kinds of terrific examples of the proper and appropriate use of Capital Punishment in the Bible!”
It may have to do with politics, friendships, social interactions.
“I’ll tell you THE truth, you really shouldn’t talk to those people.”
It can be about almost anything, from the most trivial to the most serious with consequences small or grand
“I’ll tell you THE truth, this gold Mine in Uruguay is a can’t-miss-money-maker, but you got jump-in right now!”
When someone tells you they’re going to tell you THE truth, here’s the bottom line;
Skip, walk or run away but whatever you do,
The End of The United States
The madness that GOP/Pro-Trumpsters spout...
We’ve all heard it from people we thought knew better. People who should know better.
I’ve seen it argued here online and heard it from the mouths of so-called patriotic ‘Mericans:
“We’re not spozed to be a democracy...”
“We’re a constitutional republic...”
“The Electoral College...”
“But the constitution... THE CONSTITUION!!!!!...”
Let me clarify this for you: If the legal system, the rightwing conservative SCOTUS, overrides and overrules the popular vote of the people in the 2024 election, we will have civil war.
It may not be as hot a Civil War, in the beginning as the conflagration that ended slavery, fought between 1860 and 1865, but it will be WAR.
Trump’s efforts to paint us, Antifa, as terrorists is wrong. We are anti-fascists and prepared to go to whatever means necessary to stop this country from becoming a dictatorship: we will not be a nation ruled by a minority with nothing but contempt and dismissal of the will of the majority.
This shit has to end.
It has to end with this election.
America IS a democracy (the form/structure of that democracy, at present, is a republic... as Ben Franklin was quoted as saying, “If you can keep it.”)
The surefire way to end this nation, this republic, is, whether by constitutional cherry-picking or other means, to deny the will and votes of the people and to instead re-install Trump and his corrupt, criminal, fascistic rule.
The people will rise-up and will reject any such unfair and unjust rulings. The SCOTUS, if it wishes to retain ANY respect of and by the people, had better realize this.
The Proud Boys and their ilk, rightwing revolutionaries and crazies, will be met with equal and greater power and we will defeat them.
If, as appears likely to be the case today a mere two weeks out from the election, that the results of the election are challenged in the courts, even if the vote-count shows an absolute intention of the majority of voters, and the SCOTUS rejects the election results and rules in favor of Trump/GOP. There will be civil war.
Expecting the constitution and the rule of law to save us is a mistake. Keep in mind that this same document allowed slavery, Jim Crow laws, the vicious and unfair treatment of native Americans, the prejudicial treatment of newly arrived immigrants and the incarceration of American citizens of Japanese descent to be interred during WW2.
There are myriad other examples of the constitution failing, only to eventually be corrected.
But the truth is that the constitution is only as strong as the SCOTUS court members who interpret its application.
Six of the nine SCOTUS judges are GOP-appointed and three of them by Trump. If they rule against the electoral will of the people, we will be far beyond “constitutional crisis” time.
We will be in Civil War.
Little Girls Blue
In the name of candor and honesty, it’s important to sometimes examine certain “art” more closely in our critical analysis of it...
In the porno flick Little Girls Blue Everyone does lots of things To whoever Someone else wishes they were with. (?) Most of the time the screen is covered By various larger than life Body parts And most of the time You forget about who those parts belong to But after you’ve studied the filth In some detail, Say your sixth or seventh viewing, After you’ve screwed on the carpet And cum and relaxed enough To just watch objectively. . .
...You notice That no one is actually with The person they really want. And also, it seems, That they’re all ecstatic anyway, Which causes you to wonder If the movie it totally Realistic? And one more thing just to stay on topic here, what if several of the porno performers, both male and female, wore little gold cross necklaces? Asking for a friend, my BEST pal, JESUS. H. CHRIST!!!!
Demon Whiskey, Yo Mama’s a Ho, & the Joyous Occasion of Sin
Whenever I’ve heard anyone mutter, “I’m Just Tryin’ to Feed My Family” I realize that I need forgiveness, and a second, and third and thirty-third chance, as much as the next guy… Probably more than him but, often when someone starts or ends a conversation with this line about feeding the fam, they are about to provide, or even worse, they feel that they just HAVE provided, all the rationale/justification they need for whatever crime, misconduct, misdemeanor/felonious, illegal and/or immoral actions they’ve just done for which they’ve been recently busted. Everybody’s trying to feed families, so telling us that this is the reason for your fraud, theft, whoring yer ass out, lying, kidnapping, killing, etc etc is meaningless; a bunch of word shit. It’s a verbal/conceptual first cousin or maybe even full sibling of claiming “I made a mistake.” “You mean like taking a bigger serving than you can eat at the potluck?” “No, I mean like banging your Mama for 63 months, making XXX videos of it and posting them online; you know, a mistake.” And then standing up there behind the podium, your totally $$ dependent wifey-poo, dazed and confused at your side as you state, in bold baritone and magnanimous and elegant language, “I accept full responsibility for my actions.” Interrupting, “Oh yeah, whata ya mean?” Blink, blink, “Whata you mean, what do I mean?” “I mean, you say you accept full responsibility, but how? What’re you planning to actually DO?” “I just did it, I said it, I accept ful…” “. . . Sorry to interrupt, again, but that’s just words. Are you going to resign your job? Or admit yourself to a loony bin? Or poke your own eyes out like Oedipus did when he realized he’d been bangin’ his Mama?” Pause… blink…blink… “I’m just tryin’ to feed my family.”
Coastal Christian Climate Change Deniers in for Surprise
A big surprise!
Growing-up in the northern suburbs of Seattle I took rain and misty days for granted.
Moving to eastern Washington State, decades ago, I learned the reality of climate: Snow-blowers in winter Air-conditioners in summer.
Nothing can prepare my coastal Christian friends for what they are about to face. Not even ranting that climate change is simply a Chinese hoax and planting their fat asses in recliners to watch their beloved leaders Trumping lies as they literally die, not figuratively, not metaphorically, but, you know, becoming DEAD.
Trump, Rushmore and The Burning Stones of Christ
The end is near... we sure hope so!
Remember that time Donald J. Trump was asked if he felt he belonged on Mt. Rushmore? It was back a few months ago, around the 4th of July.
His answer helped me understand him and his kind of difficult situation.
One of the big challenges to being the most powerful and recognized man in the world, one of the hardest things I’d imagine, is the fact that you have to have, or at least should have, some referential knowledge. You should know some stuff.
You should be able to understand at least a few tiny things that you can tap into on the fly, along with an ability to make apparently difficult and tangential connections between disparate subjects/items/and concepts.
This is called intelligence or “being smart.”
I’m sure this can come in handy if you are being chased around by media all day being asked questions about Thigh-land and Yo-semite Park and preening and trying to sound oh-so-in charge of your mental capacities.
Donald is 72. At this writing, I’m 72 also.
He’s called himself a “very stable genius.” And, near as we can tell, he actually meant it; he was serious!
I’ve called myself “A frequently confused kind of a jerk.” (I mean it too).
But when Donald was asked about this Mt. Rushmore thing, he went into a truly incoherent ramble about personally bringing back a big fireworks display that had been cancelled. None of us should have been much surprised.
He was unsure why they had ever cancelled it. “Maybe because people were afraid the rocks would catch on fire?” he speculated in what might have been his attempt at rapier wit or might have been a sincere belief, one can never tell with Donald.
Many people I know, some anyway, okay, a few, think Trump is terrific. They love him. They plan to actually vote for him every chance they get — and I plan to avoid talking to them ever again if possible.
Most of them probably think he belongs up there on Mt. Rushmore, and most of them can’t name at least one of the figure-heads immortalized there, they can get Lincoln b/c of the penny and Washington b/c of the dollar — but the other two guys? Ummmm? Uhhhhh?
I seriously doubt that Donald recognizes those other two guys either. Like his supporters he’s really pretty stupid.
His ignorance is really kind of amazing. Take his encyclopedic knowledge of the Holy Bible (he just doesn’t like to discuss it, the bible, because it’s “personal and private.”)
I wish someone would ask Donald what he thinks of Jesus Christ’s thoughts on that “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” thing. Is there any doubt in anyone’s mind that he’d say he and Jesus were on the same page?
“Maybe people are afraid that the rocks will catch on fire.”
I get it Donald, I get it.
It’s tough when the kids should take away the keys to the limo and the codes to your nuclear softball. But what the hell, you’ve had a great run.
America in our prime found some way to embrace you, our POTUS, setting rocks on fire
Let me make clear, there are many aspects of Trumpian rule that are pretty maddening and they don’t need to be carved in stone for anybody with an I.Q. higher than 62 to see them.
P.S. Btw, it’s Teddy R. (in the glasses) and T.J. (big reader and slave-rapier) & J.C. was against the “eye-tooth” thing saying it “shall be no more” and that he had a new, better plan.
But of course Donald and the two Corinthians knew this... sure they did.
Whenever I see a headline like this, I think of a cockwomble
“The Largest Transfer of Wealth in History is Happening Right Now”
Suddenly dead guy in Pompeii
No offense Warren Buffett, but I heard you recently turned 90. Happy fuckin’ b-day.
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