"If you can not dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit!"
There it was. Faded. Torn. Partially obscured by "Low prices" and "D.A.R.E." Stickers, but there none the less. If it hadn't of been for the American Flag mud flaps, I wouldn't have even noticed it. Honestly, the "support our troops" and "United we stand" stickers on 5mpg, no emissions, bondo colored trucks don't draw my attention anymore. Fortunately, flagrant irony still gets me and those mud flaps... One of these days I am going to patent American Flag presto logs. They'll sell huge in red states. "Burn a flag and show your patriotism!" Course I will use a more subtle slogan.
Where was I? Oh yeah, Blind and dumb patriotism. Laugh. Ok, back to my point. The bumper sticker that sums up the current Administration. Straight out of 1975, forgotten for 30 years, and eerily prescient of the Bush years. In 2002-03 our foreign policy followed the mantra perfectly. In 04 the GOP ran a Presidential Election on it. Swift boat, flip flop (also rehashed from the 70's) made no Goddamn sense campaign, but it does in in light of this philosophy, ...Baffle them with Bullshit. Rove is a retro guru. In 05, domestic policy got the flash back treatment and I fear for 06 and all the possibilities for this to be put into effect.
If nothing else, I hope that at least history will connect the two and the Bush Doctrine will for ever be defined as:
"If you can not dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit!"
IT would be funny, if it wasn't really happening to us.
Saturday, December 31, 2005
"If you can not dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit!"
Thursday, December 29, 2005
I've been asked quite, a few times, what got me into politics. I deny being into politics immediately. Then I tell the truth. Seeing people do things poorly gets to me. If the idiots in the Bush regime, their cohorts Congress, the Clinton Administration, and pretty much the majority of our Officials would put more effort into their lies, I wouldn't have started Blasted Reality. They insult us every day with their "Superman, no wait he's wearing glasses, Clark Kent" cover ups and conspiracies. Here's a perfect example. Take a good look at this picture. Bush is marked with the GW in case anyone is confused. Now take a look at the "Gonna need Botox in the future" grin on the guy above the T in telephone. Yep, you got it. Sad really. I have been saying for a while that not only was the 2004 election rigged electronically, but also that Bush ran against his Frat blood brother. Hedging the bets. Stacking the Deck. Skull and Bones has a very small membership list. Apparently no one found it odd that 0.25% of that list just happened to be nominated for President. Bush , everyone knows about. Kerry, is a different story. Odd that no one, aside from Tim Russert, questioned the life long connection these two had. Does make Kerry's instant concession and refusal to involve himself or his campaign in anything even resembling a challenge to the vote count, more understandable, don't it? Rig the Machines, poll tax the opposition, and, just in case, put a buddy up to run against. Two party system, my ass! It's one big party that you are paying for, but not invited to. It's really really loud. It's 4am and when you ask them to turn it down, they reply, "There's nobody home!" It's friggin' insulting. And the worst part is, you are the only one in the neighborhood that hears and sees a thing and you are not crazy. In the Kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man would be pissed if no one let him redecorate. So pissed in fact, that he might discard his, "Don't get involved until the outcome is certain" rules and start up Blasted Reality just to get the information out there. I don't know, I probably am crazy, but that does not change the facts in the slightest. Now what are you going to do about it?
Posted by Reverend X at 12:24 AM
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
I read the news today, again.
I couldn't find a thing about this world.
Seems there's another goin' on...
but now they know how many holes it takes to fill the head.
So they'll just tell you more
Misinformation, disinformation, this information will do
to make the holes they need to fill your head.
That way when asked- what's up? What's goin on?
you'll just shrug and mutter "Nothing", everytime.
I'd love to tell you more
but these big words get in the way.
"MIlitary Industrial Complex"...
don't you mean "War Profiteers"
Price gouging traitors...
Baby killers bankin' on fear?
To be afraid is brave?
Buy this shovel to dig your grave?
Spend your blood cuz Jesus saves?
Dont forget we're right behind you all the way
you'll get used to it.
It only hurts at first.
You might feel a slight sting
as they slap a barcode on your forehead.
Are you dreaming for your life?
Kill your Prozac, Wake the Dead!
Posted by Reverend X at 9:59 AM
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
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Posted by Reverend X at 3:22 AM
Friday, December 23, 2005
87% for impeachment and nothing. Flagrant disregard for International Law, Domestic Law, Christian Law, Hebrew Law, and has attempted to break Laws of Physics and Thermal Dynamics. To add insult to injury, he has referred to the US Constitution, the Document he has sworn to protect and defend, as ' just a goddamned piece of paper' . And what do we have going to stop this mad man? Censure, or more correctly, one Representative calling for inquiry which may result in Censure.
That's it! I'll do it! I officially volunteer to go do what's necessary to get this guy impeached. I need three things. A ticket to Washington D.C., a size 8 blue dress, and some god damn Chapstick!
Let's roll!! or Bring it on!! or whatever's appropriate here.
p.s. If someone could get me some mouthwash or a breath mint for later, I'd really appreciate it.
Posted by Reverend X at 1:30 PM
Thursday, December 22, 2005
We must have forgotten it. What it was. Not the America Bush talks about or Cheney plots to create, but the Old School idea that was referred to as the American Dream. Do you remember it? How did it go?
Here’s what I remember.
The American Dream- the freedom/right to find someone you love to share your life with. Do a decent weeks work for a decent weeks pay. Raise a couple of children in a house you own. Get those kids a decent education in a safe environment that will allow them to pursue their dreams. Retire at a decent age and enjoy your golden years in peaceful pursuit of your hobbies and interests.
That was it. So simple, so easy and so out of reach at this point it’s unbelievable. The powers that be in this country would have you believe that those goals are why the terrorists hate us. Why we need to spend over $.50 of every dollar on weapons to protect those goals. Most importantly, why we need to sacrifice our privacy, freedom and personal will in order to even attempt to achieve those goals. Why would people living in caves dedicate their lives to stop you from having any of those things? Why would people blow themselves up to stop you. I’d be hard pressed to blow myself up to cure cancer. Think about it. What would you explode for? It had better be a damn bit more than keeping a decent education out of the hands of someone else’s children.
The terrorists don’t want you to fail in getting the American dream. They want it too. It isn’t an American Dream in the first place. It is the inalienable right of all humans to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They want the same things we want, but on their terms. Our culture works for us, theirs for them. Bin Laden isn’t a terrorist because he hates the hours you work. He became who he is because in Saudi Arabia 1% of the population lives in unbelievable opulence while the remaining 99% suffer. Sure, the 99% could easily do what all other societies have done in the past and revolt. We did it 200 years ago. It’s the right thing to do in their situation. Unfortunately they can’t because the Saudi Royalty is protected by the full power of the US military. They can not go through the natural evolution their society desperately needs because our leaders use our money and our children to keep those people down. The military which we created in order to protect and defend freedom and democracy has been usurped. Who did this to us?
If the terrorists have the same goals we do, then who is the enemy? It’s hard to believe there even is an enemy to such inherently positive goals as ours. Who doesn’t want people to live out there lives in happiness and freedom?
If an individual operates without consideration of good or evil we call this individual a psychotic. We lock them up and drug them in order to protect society from them. If 10 individuals get together and operate without consideration of good or evil we give them tax breaks, subsidies and limited liability for their actions. Wait, that doesn’t make sense. At all!! How can this be true? Well, we call them corporations. They function solely for the benefit of themselves. They even use their psychotic nature to defend themselves in debate. Corporations will be the first to tell you that Right and Wrong have nothing to do with investment return, profit, and corporate expansion. A company which does not grow is considered a failure. Profit is the only goal of these people. What they have is never enough because they must always strive to create profit which only benefits their investors.
I can think of millions of examples of this behavior, but it was best summed up in the Movie Fight Club,
“We take the possible liability for the defective part, check it against the cost of a recall and if it is less, we don’t do a recall”
Doesn’t matter how many people die, have their families killed or lives destroyed. If it is not cost effective to save those lives, no corporation would decide to save them.
There you have it in a nutshell. We have gigantic ever thirsting psychotic entities prowling the earth with unlimited resources and no conscience. Tell me again who hates America, Freedom, the dream. It’s not the poor guys hiding in caves. It’s not the activists telling you stop animal testing. It’s not that guy down the street hugging the oak tree. It’s Corporate America.
Decent hours for decent wages translate into lessened profits for their investors.
Home ownership? You don’t own it till it’s paid off. Once it's paid off it becomes nonprofitable. An asset just sitting there without interest payments or resale until you die is an asset that doesn’t profit them. They must at all times profit. You are stopping them from feeding.
Decent public education? Means less money spent on higher education to a small extent, but more importantly it also makes for an educated, organized and hard to fool work force. That gets them where it hurts. How many countries with decent public education have sweatshops, human rights issues and workforces consisting mostly of children. By the way, that high percentage is due to there not being a large number of older workers. Toxic environments, long hours, these things shorten life spans considerably. Long life spans are arguably the greatest threat to corporate profits. Pensions, health care, and of course the wisdom of a population old enough to have seen that there is a better way to do things… Corporate power can not risk that.
There really are only three power bases on this planet. Corporate Power, Governmental Power and the Power of the People. 200 years ago our founding fathers did all they could to make sure the governmental power was firmly “of the people, by the people and for the people.” Their wishes are not open to debate. Unfortunately, 200 years of attrition and encroachment have put the power of government into the hands of the corporations. Deregulation, exemption, and the rest have cost us our primary defense against those who would turn the American dream into the nightmare of slavery. Just our primary defense though. Just the easy one. Don’t ever forget that in a world of people, only people have the power. We are the people and we are all in this together. They want us to see it differently. Racism, sexism, and intolerance are nothing more than weapons they use to divide and conquer us. It doesn’t matter whether you are sitting at home watching your favorite Rapper drink Crystal in his new Nikes while Rapping about Holiday Inn on BET or on your way to the Coca-Cola 500 of the Nextel Cup to watch your favorite Driver cross the finish line in his Budweiser #8 Car. You want your children to have the ability to achieve the American Dream. You want to work a decent job for a decent wage in a decent city with decent health care while you watch your children get a decent education in a safe environment and begin their decent lives with mostly the same goals you have. Well, my friend your desire for this makes you a dangerous extremist threat in the eyes of Corporate America. If you let them, they will nullify that threat. All you have to do is nothing at all.
Posted by Reverend X at 1:06 PM
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Here is a great example of a bad conspiracy theory. No evidence, supporting testimony, documented research, logical conclusions, links, or even as much as a clue as to it's creator. All that aside, Blogsnow shows it to be the 7th most linked to story on the internet. So in the free market news world of the "Blogosphere" (Somebody come up with a new name for this, please!! Anything would be better! Newstream, Diginfomedia, whatever...) this unfounded speculation or as I like to call it, BS, has achieved it's own imperative. The demand has been proven regardless of quality of the supply. I too am interested in "WTF happened to The Chappelle show". Eventually we will find out. That is the Nature of Information. It is contagious and self propagating. This Theory may actually turn out to be true. I do not doubt the possibility, just the documentation. In any case the Theory has brought to light a serious issue of modern America and I think it warrants discussion. How can we as a people hope to defeat Racism. Since the first episode, The Chappelle Show was accused of damaging race relations. Why? It engaged Racist ideology, mentality, and opinions. Words like "Nigger, White assed, Mexican" were spoken aloud on TV, rather than implied like most shows incorporate them. Racist themes and morals permeate our airwaves, but somehow admission of their terminology is going to inflame the world into a race war. Hardly. Ignoring racism has only inspired more racism. Legislating Racism with affirmative action and quotas has succeeded only in making thousands more racist. Education, tolerance initiatives and the rest have done no good either. On the other hand, Dave Chappelle's approach was actually effectively combating Racism in all it;'s forms. By pointing out that there are differences culturally, physically, and psychologically between different peoples he helped us to realize that these differences were trivial and unimportant to the overall Reality. We are not a species of color blind automatons unanimous in our opinions of the world. In fact, it is the difference of viewpoints which allows us, as a species, to thrive. If one approach to a problem fails, we have other choices readily available. In regards to racism, our approach so far has done more harm than good. I submit the Chappelle technique as a possible solution.
- Admit the problem. Everyone at some point in their lives has been racist. Whether we prejudged a persons personality using a stereotypical set of traits associated with their color or we avoided interaction with others for expectations of a stereotypical behavior, we made our decisions solely on our own racist beliefs. You can't judge a book by it's cover, but you also cant read the book in the store before purchasing it. In a perfect world this would not happen. In a perfect world, we would not exist. We do the same disservice to
others based on gender, social caste, lifestyle, etc.
- Mock the Hell out of Racist- Any ideology born of ignorance is an easy target for wit and wisdom. Just watch the Chappelle shows for a multitude of examples. My favorite skit. "Gay KKK". In one minute it encapsulated the ridiculousness of White Supremacy, Separatism, and Homophobia into one line "...And we were wondering if you, you know, wouldn't mind, you know going back to Africa?"
Perhaps this technique will fail. We won't know until we try. If you have a better idea, present it. Personally I think it will succeed in the ling run. This technique has it's roots in shows like "All in the Family" and hopefully it has a long and successful future.
One more thing. Regardless of what happened to the Chappelle Show. I, for one, want it back. The number of people discussing the aforementioned theory, proves that I am not alone. I realize that this is an insignificant problem when compared to issues like election fraud, war, poverty education, but I am doing everything I can about those also. So please allow me this one indulgence. I want MORE DAVE CHAPPELLE. If you know him, please pass along this message. "There are alternative mediums for your craft. The World needs you. We should discuss the possibilities. I am easily contacted."
Posted by Reverend X at 2:14 PM
Saturday, December 17, 2005
The World Trade Organization, a saintly group whose only interest is ensuring the protection and well being of the poor, needy and huddled masses of the World, is once again attacked by those inappreciative and spoiled poor, needy, and huddled masses. South Korean farmers armed with broken and dirty (bio weapons?) fingernails and armored with high tech life preserver vests, broke through riot police lines in Hong Kong today.
Side note: For about the same cost as a life vest, these guys could have much stronger armor using SCA standards. Also could have learned stick and shield/ group melee tactics there. Just a thought. South Korean farmers might want to look into it before engaging in activism this year.
Posted by Reverend X at 5:35 AM
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
A question of priorities. In the last century which activities caused more harm to the American Citizenry: Islamic Terrorism or the Epidemic of Child Molestation? As far as effecting a percentage of Americans. Pedophilia personally harmed millions of Americans while Islamic Terorrism only effected thousands. 89.9% of child molestation was inflicted by white males between the ages of 30 and 60.
A Modest Proposal: Remove the prostate of all white males at the age of 30. This simple and non lethal preemption would not only eliminate 90% of child molestation in this country. It would also nearly eliminate prostate cancer. Billions would be saved in Medicare alone. The cultural problems attributed to the rampant expansion of the porn industry would also disappear. In one fell swoop or scoop in a literal sense, we would be preventing crime, curing disease and saving the soul of our nation. How could any good American not want to immediately enact such a beneficial policy? Any opponents to this policy would have to come from the pro cancer/ pro child raping/ satanic fringe of society!!
Does anyone else see the inherent evil of generalization and racial profiling here? Neo con absolutist arguments against Islam do not even carry the validity of concrete evidence which I was able to draw upon to justify the forced castration of an entire race. No one could ever indict the 19 alleged hijackers of 9-11 in a court of law. See for yourself! Nonetheless the Right wing war pigs have pushed this agenda of hate on us over and over again. Fine, you wanna base this country on policies of fear and possibility? Let's f**kin do it already. You can kill your boogey men all you want, but first we get to pancake theory your dicks. Fair is fair motherfuck... err... well, cant you call you that anymore since you'll be unable, "Danger"! OK then... Fair is fair ,limpies. As you said, "we must destroy it before it destroys us!" New slogan, "Kill their erections in the next elections!"
It sells itself, doesn't it">
Posted by Reverend X at 5:39 AM
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
I wrote this in a reply on a forum a few minutes ago. I am pasting it here because I think it might be worthwhile to think about. Tonight I watched as one more seemingly unrelated nightmare played out across the advertising forum we call "the News". I watched as our criminal rehabilitation system was effectively remarketed and sold to all of us as a punitive retribution program. Living proof that a person can change and be redeemed was rendered a trophy for vengeance. Narrow the arguments and ideologies to the core choices made today. What benefit to our society was achieved by taking the life of a man today? was it significantly more valuable than what we could have gained from keeping him in prison for the natural remainder of his life? What effects can we expect from this event. good or bad? How did we as a society benefit from this? How has this event damaged us? I may be missing something here, but I don't see positive return here. This event is a microcosm of the cultural rot we are experiencing. To quote an interviewee on national primetrime television, "I hope they execute him because Jesus said thou shalt not kill." WTF? Do you see the insanity that is not only accepted, but promoted with this blurb? let me attempt to paraphrase... here is that statement in reality- we should kill, because someone told us our God is against killing. This crap was immediately followed up with "expert" validation. A man, purported to know hebrew law, referenced the bible, a non hebrew text, to show why this was a proper sentiment. Analogy: a professor of French impressionism teaching quantum physics with a car manual. Yet no one questioned his lesson. Sorry if I seem to be rambling, but there is a point in here somewhere. Everything is not relative. (i.e. damaging a defenseless person for the purpose of extracting information is torture. That is precisely what the word means.) Obfuscation is only a perversion of truth. To spin with language is lying. We have all forgotten this somehow. We all know right from wrong. What we do with that information is important. Ask yourself right now are you promoting the greater good or supporting the lesser evil. It really is that simple. We just forgot that. I forgot that. Now I have to remember to do that, all the time.
Posted by Reverend X at 5:28 AM
Saturday, December 10, 2005
OK, I had hoped to avoid this subject. Really I had. But since it seems to be snowballing, "Clerks" definition, I guess I have to give my opinion.
1) Christians, if you think that the phrase Happy Holidays is persecuting you somehow, please click here. There you go. That is what persecution of Christians looked like.
2) Everybody else, suck it up! This holiday season benefits Malls and Suicide Hotlines. That is it end of story.
If for some reason you still feel that you were called to fight the War on Christmas, click here.
There really is a War going on. It will be going this X-mas and probably will still be going on next year. People are dying. Do something about it and shut the fuck up about your feelings being hurt or offended. OK?
Oh yeah, almost forgot... Dear Media, Quit making stuff up to draw attention away from important events that you are refusing to cover! You bastards!
Posted by Reverend X at 2:33 AM
Friday, December 02, 2005
Dear Bill O'rriely really rail-e whatever,
Dear Sir, yeah that sounds better,
I am writing this letter in the hopes of perhaps softening your heart in this christmas-e season. You see, sir, lately you have been seriously damaging my business and my livelihood. Did I mention that I have kids? Well, the problem is that lately you have been giving free advertising on your tv and radio shows to "far-far left wing schmeer"(sic) websites. I, being the owner and operator of far, far left schmear site, had hoped to cash in on your crusade, but unfortunately, you seem to be promoting sites that have nothing at all to do with schmearing from way out here in la la land. I have worked very hard for quite some time to build up my customer base. Now you are taking my hard earned customers and basically giving them away as christmas-e wrapped gifts to websites that have never once earned the distinction to be called schmear-e. You of all people should know how difficult it is to continually create divisive and shock-jock oriented content for the drooling chromosome deficient loud mouthed sheep to ingest and repeat sans thought, ad nauseum. You at least have an entire network of writers and pundits to spin your cotton candy. I have only myself and a few local drunks I watch C-SPAN with once a week. So far I have done pretty well for myself, but now with you classifying such organizations as Media Matters, Common Dreams, FAIR, Op-Ed News, Truth-Out, and the like as schmear sites, I can not stay the course and hope to stay financially solvent. And if, God Forbid, those sites were to realize the lucrative market you are pushing on them, I would surely be lost. I can't compete with Journalists. Sorry if I used a word you didn't know. It's kinda antiquated. You see, "Journalists" were writers and reporters who felt some strange compulsion to report on what was going on in the world. Much unlike what reporters do today, these "Journalists" wrote about and reported on all kinds of happenings and events regardless of the corporate bottom line. Fortunately for Mega Corp, "Journalists" were driven to the brink of extinction by tabloid, gossip and celebrity newscasters such as you and I. BTW, huge fan of Inside Edition. You so totally should have been John Tesh's Boss not his B****. Oh well... Where was I? oh yeah. If you could please stop promoting those fair, balanced, and independent news agencies as schmear sites, which is what we do, it would be greatly appreciated by my wife, my twin sons and me. And if you happen to be in the giving mood this Christmas-e-ve, could you find it in your heart to take some shots at my site? You have the Midas tongue. You could push the way-out-whacko-fringe back where they belong. Hell, you could probably make a whole bunch of new radicals if you wanted to. I'll even set myself up for your lines.. mmm let's see...
"The War in Iraq was sold to Congress and the American Public on a pack of lies... Lies which even continue today. Congress was not given the same intelligence about Saddam and WMD's that the White House had." Umm, one more... ok. "9-11? Bush didn't do it! There's no way Cheney would let him have that kinda responsibility!"
Thanx for giving us the strength to carry on,
PS- How much a month does Ann Coulter pay for her Corporate membership at Jenny Crank? She looks great! And she gets so much done!!
One more thing. I saw your "X-mas in the x-hairs" bit. That Minister's last words "Jesus makes people wanna spend." Where do you find these people? You gotta give me your casting agent's number!! Jesus spends!! roflmao. Good thing no one ever told him, "Jesus Saves!!" wink
Posted by Reverend X at 4:16 AM
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Ok, so about 5 or 6 weeks ago I put out a little Jesus flash vid called the Cross. It seems to be a hit. I keep getting it sent to me by friends. "Have you seen this sh*t?" Why yes, I have, but thanks for sending it. Most of my friends also bounce my emails cause they have yet to realize that I have a political website. Well, here's the point. I have gotten a few emails from people who like the vid. Quite a few who claim to wanna kick my ass for Jesus. They missed point of the vid apparently. Oh, and I have received a boat load of email basically asking me to use COC's "Clean My Wounds" or bitching that I did not use that song in the first place. So here it is... drumroll. The Clean My Wounds FLash everyone has been requesting. I call it "Time" . That's the quickload version, the other one is available on my homepage. I was going to use this theme with Whitney Houston Screaming "I believe the Children are the Future..." But this is much better. lol
Posted by Reverend X at 11:08 PM