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Opening Bell

By mike flugennockFriday - September 16th, 2022Categories: Bidenism, Ukrainamania, media, war and peace

“…freedom has many manifestations but the most important for many is the ability to work for your benefit, for the benefit of your children and the want of your country. Ukraine is a story of a future victory and a chance for you to invest now in projects worth hundreds of billions of dollars to share the victory of us… This will be your victory and a new success story for your companies.”
—Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, 09.06.2022

I’ve seen some pretty goddamn unctous fotos in the news in my time, but none quite as revulsive lately as this tableau featuring US stooge and Neo-Nazi Volodymyr Zelensky “virtually” ringing the opening bell via remote video link at the New York Stock Exchange — and none quite as apropos, given that shares in US “defense” industries are hitting the stratosphere, and Ford and IBM’s infamous collaboration with the Nazis.

As reported at Grayzone and Multipolarista, Zelensky’s economic “victory” is being won through the abolition of labor protection in a program not unlike that instituted by Pinochet in Chile in the 1970s, combined with some of that good old-fashioned globalized IMF/WorldBank “shock treatment”. Ukraine is “open for business”, the sonofabitch says — I don’t know about you, but when I hear one of these bastards talk about how his country is “open for business”, it’s time to look the hell OUT.

This crass stunt — along with Zelensky’s suppression of Left opposition parties and his repeated foto ops with Nazis — would actually indicate that this is pretty much par for the course on Wall Street, which never met a war (or a fascist) it didn’t like.

“We are pleased to welcome President Zelensky virtually to the NYSE bell podium, a symbol of the freedom and opportunity our U.S. capital markets have enabled around the globe. We are honored the President has chosen the NYSE to mark the kickoff of Advantage Ukraine and engage with the world’s business community.”
—Lynn Martin, president, NYSE Group, 09.06.2022


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Pigs On The Wing

By mike flugennockMonday - August 29th, 2022Categories: Bidenism, Ukrainamania, liberty, media, war and peace

…Smerconish then asked, “What about our role as liberators?,” to which Waters replied, “You have no role as liberators.” When Smerconish pointed to the US intervention in World War II, Waters observed, “Thank God, the Russians had already won the bloody war almost by then. Don’t forget 23 million Russians died protecting you and me from the Nazi menace.”
— Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters vs. CNN’s Michael Smerconish, 08.06.2022

In the past fifteen or twenty years I’ve seen some pretty sick-ass bastards’n'bitches drop some sick-ass takes right out in the open, not giving a damn who heard or cared and thinking that they were just the hottest goddamn shit on two legs. I’ve seen George W. Bush sending thousands of Americans to die for his lies and goading the Iraqis to “bring it on” from the safety of the Oval Office. I’ve seen Hillary Clinton gloating over the death of Gadhafi, burbling “we came, we saw, he died” and cackling like a goddamn witch, and I’ve seen Hillary melting down over the 2016 email leaks and demanding the assassination of Julian Assange.

Nothing, however, matches the absolute rock-bottom bloody filthiness of a US-funded Ukrainian neo-Nazi outfit called Myrotvorets, which has also apparently claimed responsibility for the car bombing assassination of Russian journalist Daria Dugina, about which the Washington Post made a right snotty show out of how few fucks they gave about it. These scum have compiled a friggin’ dossier on Roger Waters — y’know, Pink Floyd, that Roger Waters — and included him on their “kill list” for speaking out on Ukrainian neo-Nazism and human rights abuses, and the hypocrisy of US/NATO imperialism in Ukraine. Yeah, a goddamn kill list, f’crissake.

Above and beyond the comic-book bluster of Hilldawg and Dubya, the bastards at Myrotvorets are actually claiming credit for assassinations of dissident journalists, with the funding and blessing of the US, and are doubling down with threats against some of the most prominent dissident artists of their generation.

As an artist and political dissident myself — and as someone who’s old enough to remember the night John Lennon was stolen from us — my disgust is off-scale. Seriously, man. Roger Fucking Waters. Bastards.

If you #StandWithUkraine then THIS is what you stand with. Enjoy it.

“Hah, ha, charade you are…!”

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Information Terrorist

By mike flugennockTuesday - August 23rd, 2022Categories: Bidenism, Ukrainamania, media, war and peace

…Some three weeks after Schumer helped push the (Ukraine aid) bill into law, on July 14, Andriy Shapovalov, a Ukrainian civil servant whose salary was paid for by U.S. taxpayer monies, convened a “round table” in Kiev on “countering disinformation.”

Shapovalov, in his role as the acting head of Ukraine’s Center for Countering Disinformation, published a list of the names of 72 people whom he accused of deliberately spreading disinformation about Ukraine. Shapovalov labelled them “information terrorists,” adding that Ukraine was preparing legislation so that such people can be prosecuted as “war criminals.”

—Scott Ritter, reporting at Consortium News, 08.03.2022

Yeah, kids, isn’t that a flabbergaster? One helluva humdinger of a doozy. I thought Biden — who never met a US war of aggression he didn’t like — had pretty much destroyed my Goofy Meter when he called Putin a “war criminal”, but this shit’s got Goofy Meters exploding worldwide.

Just so we’re clear — any journalist reporting the truth from on the ground, any journalist or essayist whose reporting or opinions contradict the official US/NATO Western media narrative? That’s right, an “information terrorist”, a “war criminal”. Ben Norton? Aaron Maté? Rania Khalek? Alina Lipp? Eva Bartlett? Lee Camp? Yep, that’s right. Information terrorists, war criminals.

The Gallup numbers, which I peeped not soon after, really drove the goofiness home. After 70-odd years of lies about Hiroshima, the Tonkin Gulf, My Lai, Cambodia, Laos, the Drug War, Kuwaiti incubator babies, Iraqi WMD’s, Afghanistan, Havana Syndrome, Russiagate, trust in US media is at an all-time low, and I’m an “information terrorist” for doing these goddamn cartoons? I’M a goddamn “war criminal” for calling out the US state and media on their lies?

Bwah ha ha ha ha hah. The West™ can’t collapse a day too soon for me.

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Fortune Cookie

By mike flugennockSaturday - August 6th, 2022Categories: Bidenism, war and peace

“Those who play with fire will only get burnt… We hope the U.S. side can see this clearly.” — Xi Jinping, to Joe Biden, 07.28.2022

Y’ever get Chinese carry-out and play that stupid game with the fortune cookies where you scribble the phrase “in bed” at the end of the banal faux-Confucian “fortune” in a childish effort to make it sound “dirty” somehow?

Oh, c’mon; I know y’all have done it. I’ve done it a bunch — and that kind of puerile, low-brow joke seems a fitting analogy to portray the arrogance, hubris, hypocrisy, belligerence, recklessness and straight-up stupidity of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Provoke World War III If It’s The Last Goddamn Thing I Ever Do Tour this week. It’s as if her staff went out of their way to script the most irksome, provocative, sabre-rattling batshit takes they could possibly come up with for her, as if they just followed her around with an mp3 recorder and transcribed everything the old bat queefed out.

The really sad thing about Pelosi, Blinken, Biden and their ilk, though, is that they really, honestly think they’re the greatest goddamn thing on two legs. They really do think people are impressed with this horseshit.

Still, as an American, I have to appreciate the Speaker keeping me briefed in on who “America” is standing with right now. Between standing with Israel, the Uyghurs, the Ukraine, and now Taiwan, it’s looking like this “American” is booked pretty solid these days.

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