you all have no idea how lucky you are!
where do i get one of those t shirts to vote for the feline party?
Your call to action at the end ... “We need a better way.” While true, we should not forget that our origin story as a country is rooted in a better way. We did not start in this post modern name-calling dystopia in which truth is a thing to be hated and feared. We need to return to some first principles: intrinsic value of the individual person (broad definition applies), truth matters (in the objective sense), and we are ruled by law, not by people.
Ah, cats. They can never understand the joy of actually being paid real money to live your best mean girl life.
A decade ago, educated middle-class black women did what everone else, ever, in a job, with colleagues and bosses and subordinates, had to do: you keep your individual hatreds tamped down until you got home and could safely bitch about them, and then you went back to work the next morning and did the same.
That was called life. You like some, you hate some, you feel a bit of disdain for some, you feel a lot of envy for some--but it's all in the normal scheme of things.
And then Trump came and everyone had permission to take all those socially-imposed curbs off and could hate right out loud and it was glorious.
The true opioid crisis of our times. They can't stop. It feels too good. Best rush ever. 'm amazed they don't have transcendental orgasms right through the screen.
That's all it is. Being your best 14-yr. old self on live TV.
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Is the IRS move just thinly veiled effort to create another policing force? The new hires could be screened by ideology and used to persecute the opposition. Think of all the auditing unleashed on Trump and how much worse it would be for the middle class who could hardly finance the battle. Gadsen flag on your house… ‘ooh, looks like we need to audit you’. Show up to a BoE meeting upset that the kindergarten teacher is showing your child how to masturbate.. audit. (You wouldn’t even have to break a law for punishment, providing an easy circumvent.
Caring about the economy is privilege/racist but wanting reparations for ancestors transgressions is perfectly logical. 🤡
This is magnificent
“white privilege” is not a magic spell that crushes all dissent anymore. it just makes you look stupid and out of touch. it’s a shibboleth for “i have no real argument.” this whole group has drowned in garrulous glossolalia. they are some sort of neo-vegan organism that eats and excretes only word salad
And I vow to name my firstborn Garrulous Glossolalia
"these are wild, inaccurate, dishonest claims. and yet he seems to expect to be believed."
But he made the claims on MSNBC, and it seems like a given that anyone who watches MSNBC anymore is the kind of skull full of mush who *would* believe what he said, and who does believe the nonstop crap that MSNBC is known for.
That I think gets to the root of the problem: too many stupid, lazy, or ignorant Americans who STILL think they're getting "news" from the alphabet legacy media. That number must be in the tens of millions, because something like 30% of Americans will vote Democrat in November no matter what.
Ignorant is one thing; it can be remedied with persuasive information. But stupid is forever, and people who watch MSNBC for its "news" are stupid, and stupid enough to believe the crap. I mean, how many people STILL believe the Trump/Russia collusion hoax, how many people STILL believe that masks work, that the clot shots work, that CDC/NIH/FDA et al are honest and trustworthy?
Millions. It's an epidemic of stupidity, and that's an unflattenable curve.
Sounds like narcissistic, professional victimhood. They are quite an industry and needs a tax audit.
Roe v. Wade zealots fervently attacking any man or institution who dared to voice a contrary opinion, while unironically defending a trans woman’s (man’s) right to participate in the debate, was where the Emperor was truly revealed as having no clothes for many. The not-recession-recession blather is just adding to the farce.
"Fight inflation with even MORE inflation!"
If you haven't drawn down your accounts to the minimum and converted your dying fiat into other assets, you better do it before the normies catch on.
I’m so sick of this victim mentality 🥴
So you don't even have to be white anymore to benefit from "white privilege"? Who knew privilege could be so egalitarian!
I'm forecasting a massive run on cake. After all, it's the only thing they expect everyone to eat.
As always, so eloquently written.
My translation: 1. They hate you. 2. Screw them. 3. If you get a chance, screw them again.
“Lenin developed a special way of writing that made it possible to establish the ‘formula-slogan’ in the mind of the reader or listener . . . Then, as the most important compositional element, there is the use of repetition, by means of which a rectangle is formed which concentrates the attention, narrows the field of possibilities, and squeezes thought into a tight ring from which there is only one exit . . .
Total power over the Word gives the Master of the Word a magical power over all communications. Soviet speech is always a monologue because there is no other party to talk to. On the other side is the enemy. In the Soviet language there are no neutral words – every word carries an ideological burden . . . That is why in Soviet language the same words are repeated over and over again, until they become a signal that acts without any effort of thought. The effect of set phrases and slogans is also assured by their always being repeated in absolutely the same form . . .
The Soviet language became the most important means of preventing people from acquiring more knowledge than the state wished . . . Soviet speech lost its freedom. The language was put together out of slogans and quotations from the Leader [Stalin] . . . The crushing, unquestioned authority of the Leader’s word is the result to a large extent of his right and power to name the Enemy . . . The word that signifies the enemy must be striking, easy to remember, implying condemnation by its very sound, and always imprecise, so that everyone who at a given moment does not please the Leader can be included under it rubric . . ."
- Mikhail Heller (Cogs in the Wheel: The Formation of Soviet Man)
This is where we're heading if we do not speak up!
It is certainly time for a better way.
While it seems so obvious, I see true believers everywhere. The lengths to which they must suspend reason, logic, and fact and reality to stay true believers is both impressive and frightening. We've had hypocrites for decades, if not forever, and this Zerlina Maxwell isn't even original. We've heard it all before.
But in 2022 you've got people who are right smack in the middle of struggling to keep up with doubling of food prices and transportation costs over the last year, defending the deniers. All over social media, the local watering hole, and in coffee shops everywhere the narrative has shifted from "it is Trump's fault" to the "the economy is BOOMING" holding up last weeks jobs numbers - showing stead growth by zooming in on the last year carefully excluding the huge dive in 2020 when state governors, following the orders from The Party, forced businesses to shut down, killing many more millions of jobs than have been created by the economic brilliance of the Biden administration. "See, jobs are up, it's all good!" is this weeks hope to cover reality.
My real fear is that it seems to be working. Between the hysteria over Roe, carefully cultivated jobs numbers, maybe a few more tragic deaths that can be blamed on republicans, The Party is on a roll towards holding on in November. Couple that with the real questions about election integrity in a growing number of states, and reality begs the question is it too late to reverse this via the ballot box?
But I am not asking that question, kids. Nope, not me. I don't want to hear the answer.