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“99 percent of human qualities and abilities are simply redundant for the performance of most modern jobs”

I was coaching Special Olympics yesterday — the first meeting for basketball for 2023, in Lincoln County. All the restrictions of the Covid19 “you can’t get your oudoor and inside gym fun until a cabal of sorts tells you it is safe with your qaudruple boosts and when the virus is abated.”

Of course, it was amazing, and the level of play was all over the place, yet everyone on the court had fun and helped each other with various skills. Parents and relatives were there on the sidelines rooting and hollering.

The cabal in Oregon, listening to the cabal in NY and DC, will be on the hunt for more mandates and closures and masking, and, well, that’s where we are at.

And yet, the news, so-called lobotomizing news, is just a viral load of bullshit, bizarre rhetorical framing, and a reflection of a vapid and paralyzed from the neck up Wester society. The newsfeeds which most can’t escape using Google or your smart phone, illustrate how bad the so-called gatekeepers are getting. The telegraphing of their biases, their prejudices, their co-opting, corporate allegiances, and the quite squeeky propaganda ploys because more apparent daily.

Then, well, the Associated Press (another bad outfit — just look at its dead-end lack of coverage of all sides to the Ukraine-Russia-Proxy Countries mess) give us the graphic and the lede below:

SEATTLE (AP) — The public school district in Seattle has filed a novel lawsuit against the tech giants behind TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat, seeking to hold them accountable for the mental health crisis among youth.

This combination of 2017-2022 photos shows the logos of Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on mobile devices. On Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, Seattle Public Schools filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, suing the tech giants behind TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat, seeking to hold them accountable for the mental health crisis among youth. (AP Photo)

Of course, the lede leaves out Google, the on-line hell of K12, all the curriculum approved by the tech giants, by educational (sic) outfits supplying k12 with all the political confusing-correct-childish-backwards-biased craps that serves as lessons plans and reading material. The education system, like the Wonder Bread system, is failing fast, as more and more people opt out of the hell hole of what is now becoming a shit job.

There is no dynamic, face-to-face with the community, with businesses owners, with homeless, with real people education for these yout. No teach ins, no critical debate upskilling, no massive outdoor experiential education push, no gardens and construction courses, and theater in the care homes sort of teaching. The classroom is that Chromebook world, as bulldog vice principals walk the hallways on the lookout for public displays of questioning, public gatherings of students against the tests, and just students who are active.

Then, well, we get another criminal, and he is given his fame and time to criticize the world on another fake news place, Yahoo, and if you read this story, it isn’t real journalism, just another advertisement for billionaires and Home Depot: ‘Nobody gives a damn’

As the largest home improvement retailer in the U.S., Home Depot has been quite the success story. But according to the company’s co-founder Bernie Marcus, that kind of success couldn’t be replicated in today’s economic and political environment.

“We would end up with 15, 16 stores,” the 93-year-old tells the Financial Times. “I don’t know that we could go further.”

The problem, according to Marcus, is the rise of socialism.

“Nobody works. Nobody gives a damn. ‘Just give it to me. Send me money. I don’t want to work — I’m too lazy, I’m too fat, I’m too stupid,’” he says.

The journalist (sic) just tanks, write mush, and, of course, there are no citations of what socialism really is, and those socialist countries, like China or Nicaragua, work their tails off to plant the seeds and harvest the crops and keep their societies going within the dirty and lawless structure of sanctions and continual CIA and Deep State malfescence. Socialism? USA? What a crock, but then we get that crock full daily, every second of the day.

But then, if we need one, a dozen, two hundred, ten thousand topics to convince us that we are zombies, collectively, vegetative in our lack of thinking, then how about this one, the story, it seems, of the decade, but you wouldn’t know that going to your local bar or feed store:

BlackRock Financial Markets Advisory and the Ukrainian Ministry of Economy signed a memorandum of understanding in November. According to President Zelensky’s official website: “In accordance with the preliminary agreements struck earlier this year between the Head of State and Larry Fink, the BlackRock team has been working for several months on a project to advise the Ukrainian government on how to structure the country’s reconstruction funds.

“Volodymyr Zelensky and Larry Fink agreed to focus in the near term on coordinating the efforts of all potential investors and participants in the reconstruction of our country, channeling investment into the most relevant and impactful sectors of the Ukrainian economy.”

The stage was set for BlackRock by the IMF back in 2013 with a deal to “integrate” Ukraine into the European Union, to facilitate greater control and ownership over Ukraine’s resources. In fact, this desire led to the ousting of former President Viktor Yanukovych during the 2014 coup.

In December 2014, the Oakland Institute issued a report titled “The Corporate Takeover of Ukrainian Agriculture,” showing how Yanukovych’s rejection of this proposal led to the coup which ousted him:

“A major factor in the crisis,” the report states, “that led to deadly protests and eventually President Yanukovych’s removal from office, was his rejection of an EU Association agreement that would have further opened trade and integrated Ukraine with the EU. The agreement was tied to a $17 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund. Instead of the EU and IMF deal, Yanukovych chose a Russian aid package worth $15 billion plus a 33% discount on Russian natural gas …  This deal has since gone off the table with the pro-EU interim government accepting the new multimillion dollar IMF package in May 2014.” (Zelensky Complicit in Corporate Takeover of Ukraine: ‘It’s an Investment’)

Just the implications of all of the killing, all of the 250,000 Ukrainians and thousands of Russians dead on the battlefield, while the putrid class insist on theft and murder incorporated tools of maiming until the last Ukrainian. Alas, the ZioAzovNaziLensky has vowed to turn Ukraine into Israel 2.0. Meeting with Zionist Fink, and being puppet stringed by Kagan-Nuland-Blinken-Soros-Israel Firsters is yet another touchy story not covered in the Putrid Press.

So, food is up 14 percent in 2022. Utilities are going up in my neck of the woods. Everything costs costs costs (thank you Home Depot for your profiteering), and we are the collective and proverbial deer caught in the headlights of consumerism, the rich getting richer, and the most untalented and most corrupt getting “get out of jail cards” up the yin yang.

Then, how many billionaires and how many prognasticators lecture us on our middle class hell to be paid? Criminals, one and all:

Morgan Stanley has been fined $35 million after devices containing millions of its customers’ data turned up in an online auction.

Ark Invest CEO Cathie Wood is long on Bitcoin and critical of FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 18, 2022.

And this is what serves as journalism, Fortune Magazine? Fawning, and never will they cite those who question almost everything about casino capitalism, and the so-called Corporate and Business Welfare for the Rich.

Most people don’t think about the Federal Reserve very often, and only a select few contemplate the effects that the U.S. central bank has on investors. But over the past few years, that’s begun to change. Many economists and keen market watchers are making the case that years of loose monetary policies from the Fed and other central banks following the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) helped create an “everything bubble”—and now it’s popping.

The everything bubble idea isn’t new. For years before 2022’s stock market woes, leading minds on Wall Street including the investing legend Jeremy Grantham warned about a brewing “superbubble.” The idea is that near-zero interest rates and quantitative easing (QE)—a policy where the Fed would buy mortgage-backed securities and government bonds to boost lending and investment in the economy—pushed investors toward riskier investments, allowed unsustainable business models to thrive on cheap debt, and fueled a “savagely unhealthy” surge in home prices. (source)

Until these people’s feet are put to the fire, until their wealth is service feed/taxed/reappropriated by the 70 percent level, and until they are forced to serve the public and forced to go to those colleges and high schools to be grilled by we the people, then the vegetative state of Americans will continue with fewer and fewer life supports:

Renowned investment manager Jeremy Grantham believes we’re in a “superbubble.”

I could get all, you know, needling and such by critiquing the quality of the man, the sheer whiteness of him, the look, the unbelievable audacity that he is some expert and guru and king maker, and how these Fortune 1000 freaks have destroyed communities.

Or should we look at the ski industry on life support, and wonder why, how, who, when, what:

Here you go:

Winter resorts are fearing for their future, as unseasonally mild weather has left many regions of Europe completely snow-free. Ski slopes in the Alps and other smaller mountainous spots are relying on fake snow to make narrow runs snaking down the otherwise barren and rocky ground. Experts say this season’s lack of snow offers a glimpse of a worrisome future, as global temperatures climb ever higher due to human-induced climate change.Euronews has compiled a series of photos showing Europe’s winter snow shortage. (source)

Now now, that is that systems thinking approach to this topic? Who benefits from ski slopes, and who makes the big bucks, and just where are our priorities, and what is a world without ice, and really, no matter how goofed up the people who have zero idea of what carbon dioxide does in the greenhouse effect, what the hell is gong to happen then with the global and then regional problems of war war war, billionaires billionaires billionaires, materialism consumerism throw-way-ism, when dikes and dams break or dry up, when wet bulb temperatures kill tens of thousands in one heat wave, when fires roll down the hills, when ocean inundation is a daily deal everywhere the Homo Sapiens Consumpethicus is settled? If the science isn’t settled on climate heating, the causes, the anthropomorphic relationship to the choas, then what about the forever chemicals, the toxins, the other ten thousand chemicals and fumicides and fungicides and prions and anti-resistent/resistent bacteria? Round-up Ready Wheaties and porrige anyone?

Then, back to Ukraine, and the purely rotten to the corp “reporting,” here:

In an update on Thursday, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that 109,720 Russian personnel had been killed since the start of the invasion on February 24, 2022. This figure included 810 Russian personnel reportedly killed in the 24 hours preceding the update.

The unverified number that Newsweek has contacted the Russian defense ministry about is a sobering statistic when compared with Kyiv’s claims two weeks ago.

On December 21, the six-figure milestone was reached, according to Kyiv, after 660 Russian troops had been killed—taking the death toll from 99,740 to 100,400. Ukraine’s estimates put the death toll of Russian personnel at 9,980 over the last fortnight. (source)

This is the power of the will — the will to lie lie lie, and of course, it is the flipping the script playbook of the dirty ZioAzovNaziLensky taking orders from Madison Avenue, NED, CIA, Big Media, Hasbara Chiefs, etc. The tank above, a Russian one, which of course is a tank in the Ukrainian arsenal. And, of course, the 100,000 dead Ukrainians that the Ursula EU Commisar, and her undercount, well, all of that is part of the confusion of the Hasbatra: “Ukraine lost 100 thousand servicemen and 20,000 civilians in the war”-Ursula von der Leyen.

Of course, these are all criminals, no? In reality the numbers are much higher for Ukrainian deaths, and the amount of lies lies lies in the Mainstream Western Media permeates the vegetative state of America, EuroTrashLandia, Inbred-UK, and Klanada. Triump of that will:

Triumph of the Will Pulled from YouTube as Platform Cracks Down on Extremism – Artforum International

Until we get: Nazis in Israel – revisionist Zionism resurfaces: Netanyahu’s re-election signals the return to revisionist values and collaboration with Nazis. Vanessa Beeley:

I discuss the pre-Christmas visit of Azov ‘Regiment’ members to Israel and the claim that “Israel’s fight with the indigenous Palestinians is like Ukraine’s fight with indigenous Russians”. UK Column News 6th January

And, so, finally in this one of many upcoming Vegetative States of the Collective West’s Minds, we shall cover another New York Times story. Look at how deep the NYT gets, and compare that with how shallow and rotten the other stories they sell as fish wrapping tied to Ukraine, China, Iran, Venezuela, you name it. Imagine, how deep they might get looking at why Ukraine Proxy War a la NATO and U$A, came about? Nah.

A Lecturer Showed a Painting of the Prophet Muhammad. She Lost Her Job.” By Vimal Patel January 8, 2023 After an outcry over the art history class by Muslim students, Hamline University officials said the incident was Islamophobic. But many scholars say the work is a masterpiece.

Her from the Daily Beast:

In an essay published in New Lines Magazine on Dec. 22, Christiane Gruber, a historian of Islamic art at the University of Michigan who has extensively researched figural representations of the prophet, opposed the AVPIE’s description. Describing the images at the heart of the affair as common material among “Islamic art history classes at universities across the world,” Gruber argued that Hamline had wrongfully labeled the products of a rich historical “corpus of Islamic depictions of Muhammad, along with their teaching” as Islamophobic.

Hamline professor and chair of the department of religion, Dr. Mark Berkson, had defended the instructor’s academic freedom on similar grounds as Gruber in a Dec. 6 letter to the editor of The Oracle, Hamline’s student-run newspaper. But the letter was removed soon after by the paper’s staff, due to the concern that its presence on the website had purportedly “further[ed] harm to members of our community.”


The Prophet Muhammad receiving his first revelation from the archangel Gabriel by Rashīd al-Dīn. Collection of the University of Edinburgh.

I’ve seen this image when I lived in Edinburgh, for sure, and alas, the story is a testament on our times:

  • adjunct faculty attempting to make a living in the morass of academia, which is sliding, slipping, dying
  • Cancel Culture a la Salmon Rusdie
  • Islamophobia which has been turned on its head
  • academic freedom in the dumpster
  • students demanding everything
  • overpriced private colleges
  • on-line classes gone amok
  • vapidity of administrators
  • spinelessness in all manner of things related to students and faculty and administration and media
  • what’s this say about USA, religion, extremism, checkbook education?
  • one shoe fits them all
  • we have post-colonial, new colonial, war-PTSD students of color in these bastions of whiteness so what do we do — shut it all down
  • where is the real debate, the real meeting your accuser, the concept of good intentions, etc.?
  • this is a microcosm of the breakdown of media-Netflix-nanny-fools errands youth tied to false analogies, conflation, false balance, nine forms of propaganda, New Brave New World, 984, Animal Farm, Pseudo Events, snowflake mentality, racism having that “chickens coming home to roost” deal, and crucifixtion of a low level teacher who wanted to do the right thing
  • trigger warning or trigger warming, that is the question
  • the absolute effect of years of Political Corrupting Correctness, Hate Radio, Air America, Alex Jones, Mainstream Controlling Media, Fox Un-News, death of real newspapers, cultivating biases and confirmation bias, lack of real history, lack of real understanding of cultural relativism, why revisionism is a part of life and evolving

Now, our medical system is corrupt, broken, off the wall, and by no means am I making light of comas, vegetative states, permanent or persistent. In no way am I believing the eugenicists should be in any driver’s seat. In no way am I seeing the life and death decisions families have to make as easy. I have been a teenager working in a hospice to work off community service for too many traffic violations with my unlicensed motocross motorcycle (they never caught me in the act, but showed up at high school with sixteen violations based on, well, narcs). I have been trained to work with adults and youth with developmental disabilities, and I have worked in a memory care day facility, and worked with veterans on their last minutes of life.

Using the terminology of brain dead or vegetative state should not be yet another phrasing which would get you in trouble, but I realize we live in a gutless, backstabbing, ruthless, chronically mentally ill world. Hell, I am on Facebook restriction because I posted a Press TV story on the anniversary of the murder of, General Qasem Soleimani.

Adjunct faculty? Just in Time teacher, Eleventh Hour Appointment, Freeway Flyer, Zoom-Way Flyer, disposable faculty, and more: ” This Is How You Kill a Profession
How did we decide that professors don‘t deserve job security or a decent salary?

The essay is an excerpt from his new book, The Adjunct Underclass: How America’s Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students, and Their Mission (reviewed in Science earlier this year). Childress’s decades in academe’s minor leagues—working as an adjunct, an administrator, and in other roles while awaiting his chance to move up to the majors and into a tenure-track position—form the framework for his explanation of how contingency works, and how it always benefits powerful institutional interests. Childress is an architect by training, and the adjuncts he profiles generally teach the humanities. But the book holds lessons that are relevant to aspiring—and struggling—academics across disciplines, including the sciences.

It all comes down to class, no, and contingent, precarious and exploited humans in this Casino-Parasitic-Dog-Eat-Dog Capitalism, which Zombifies and Disneyfies and turns the world into a Home Depot death star, one where a 93-year-old tells the world we are fat, lazy, stupid and worthless eaters and breathers and dreamers and biped.

Historian Yuval Noah Harari offers a bracing prediction: just as mass industrialization created the working class, the AI revolution will create a new unworking class. (on the worthless platform called TED!)

Or . . . .

We have been seduced by Harari because of the power not of his truth or scholarship but of his storytelling. As a scientist, I know how difficult it is to spin complex issues into appealing and accurate storytelling. I also know when science is being sacrificed to sensationalism. Yuval Harari is what I call a “science populist.” (Canadian clinical psychologist and YouTube guru Jordan Peterson is another example.) Science populists are gifted storytellers who weave sensationalist yarns around scientific “facts” in simple, emotionally persuasive language. Their narratives are largely scrubbed clean of nuance or doubt, giving them a false air of authority—and making their message even more convincing. Like their political counterparts, science populists are sources of misinformation. They promote false crises, while presenting themselves as having the answers. They understand the seduction of a story well told—relentlessly seeking to expand their audience—never mind that the underlying science is warped in the pursuit of fame and influence.

There is nothing predetermined about the fate of humanity. Our autonomy is eroding not because of cosmic karma, but because of a new economic model invented by Google and perfected by Facebook— a form of capitalism that has found a way to manipulate us for the purposes of making money. Social scientist Shoshana Zuboff has given this economic model the name “surveillance capitalism.” Surveillance capitalist corporations—Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and others—construct the digital platforms we increasingly rely on to live, work, and play. They monitor our online activities in astounding detail and use the information to influence our behaviors in order to maximize their profits. As a byproduct, their digital platforms have helped create echo chambers resulting in widespread climate denialism, science skepticism, and political polarization. By naming the enemy, and characterizing it as an invention of humans—not a fact of nature or technological inevitability— Zuboff gives us a way to fight it. As you can imagine, Zuboff, unlike Harari, is not a loved figure in Silicon Valley.

(The Dangerous Populist Science of Yuval Noah Harari by Darshana Narayanan)

Harari and Narayanan and Zuboff are all wrong, but they are the Judge Judy’s who lecture poor poor Goyim, poor poor WASPs and those poor poor college kids and K12 about the coming of the world. Capitalism/Barbarism/Savagery or, Socialism!

I just can’t have cnversations about the Chosen Few, and while I have been accused of being a Mexican, Arab and Jew, and even Jewish acquaintences have asked me if I was Jewish, or why I know so much, or why I know so much about the history of Zionism, well, again, the Chosen Few, the Judy Sheindlin’s of the world, the entire Jon Leibowitz Stewart, all of the Seinfeld actors, even dudes like Sean Penn and Ben Stiller kising ZioAzovNaziLensky’s ass, the lot of them come to any topic with arrogance and a tribal mentality.

It is a project, man, a rather young one for some of us . . .

Israeli Historian Ilan Pappe, whose parents fled persecution in Nazi Germany in the 1930s, minces no words in telling the real story of Zionism’s crimes against the Palestinians:

It is the horrific story of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, a crime against humanity that Israel has wanted to deny and cause the world to forget. Retrieving it from oblivion is incumbent upon us; it is the very first step we must take if we ever want reconciliation to take a chance, and peace to take root, in the torn land of Palestine and Israel.

In The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, Pappé explains and documents that the true goal of the founders of Zionism had always been to create a majority Jewish state, emptied as much as possible of the native Palestinian population. He meticulously (and painfully) reconstructs the story of how Zionist leaders, over many decades, carefully laid the groundwork for this expulsion and how they intiated their plan in 1948 when the British finally decided to leave.

The same Western governments that have been quick to denounce ethnic cleansing in Darfur or Bosnia and Kosovo, writes Pappé, have failed to recognize that the same awful crime also happened to the Palestinians sixty years ago and continues today. (source)

Call it what you want — Ethnic Cleansing, Apartheid, Out and Out Murder? But, again, not allowed on USA and Klanadian campuses:

Leaders such as Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, and Moshe Allon met for years on a biweekly basis in the “Red House” in Tel Aviv as a group called The Consultancy. They drew and revised a sophisticated plan to carry out the “transfer” of the Palestinians at an opportune time in order to secure a Jewish majority in Palestine. In the third updated version of that plan (compiled at the end of the 1930s and referred to as Plan C or gimel in Hebrew), these leaders agreed on the necessity of carrying out the following steps:

  • Killing the Palestinian political leadership;
  • Killing Palestinian inciters and financial supporters;
  • Damaging Palestinian transportation;
  • Damaging Palestinian water wells, mills, etc.;
  • Attacking Palestinian clubs, coffee houses, meeting places, etc.

Within a few months, the same “founding fathers” drew up the final version of the plan, now named Plan D, or dalet in Hebrew. These leaders ordered their militias and gangs to start implementing Plan D only hours after the UN issued resolution 181 in November 1947. The long nightmare for the Palestinians would only get worse. Zionist militias began to attack and expel villagers with or without provocation inside lands allocated to either the Jewish or Arab state. (Planning the terror that created Israel)

Does this diatribe come down to that? The controlled opposition, the puppet masters, the bankers, the propaganda agents, the deep state, the Mossad, the few controlling the many. Right. What and How and Why and Who and When and Why has this vegetative state been manufactrued?

Will we the people rise like the olive trees cut down by the Jews in Israel? That resistance of Palestinians is asking to Palestine’s olive trees, a national symbol of pride. Israelis keep trying to destroy them by planting pine trees over them, but the olive trees keep growing back.

“When pine needles fall, they acidify the ground and make it inhabitable by any plant to grow there.” – Jonathan Cook.

2 thoughts on “Diagnosis: Almost Complete Vegetative State

  1. Southpaw says:

    Well, according to my MD, my BMI falls within the approved ranges, so I’m not fat.
    According to an overqualified communist, and according to all of the metrics designed to measure intelligence, I’m actually quite bright.
    The tendinitis in my elbows, and other various joints, and the spinal repair surgeries, and the double hernia repairs, I don’t think that I qualify as lazy.
    Do I want to work?
    Fuck no!!!!!
    Work, by definition, is a pain in the ass.
    I have learned to toil in “labors of love”.
    That’s not work.
    It’s my pleasure.
    I recall, that a a young child, I wanted to be the next Gale Sayers, or the next Paul McCartney, and later the next Joni Hendrix, or Joe Walsh.
    I did not pin my hopes on having a good time on, “getting a job”.
    Or, as it is in reality, “getting jobbed”.
    Akin to getting jabbed, wouldn’t you agree?
    I’ve got a young relative, suffering from meth amphetamine addiction.
    I listened as one “expert” declared that, “she needs to “get a job, that will keep her off meth.”
    I wonder if being a beast of burden also cures cancer?
    America’s latest health care breakthrough: “get a job”.
    First a jab, though.
    Gotta keep that covid passport current.
    Education?
    Don’t get me started.
    After completing K-12, my youthful progeny find themselves unable to figure out how to operate a book.
    Can’t find the power on switch.
    And, It appears that they have been taught that things with pages are infectious-in a bad way.
    Those pages actually are infectious, if you take the time to examine them.
    I despair for my kids, and grandkids.
    The sense of awe, and excitement, at the great, fun, times to be had, appears to be missing, in so many of them.
    Doped up, and YouTubed.
    Lethargy, and dead eyes.
    No sparkle.
    No bounce in their gait.
    Shoulders drooped, and head down.
    All the joy, sucked right out of them.
    I was not born to be an extension of a machine, whether it be a press, a cash register, a computer, or a hand held scanner.
    Based upon many decades of experience, I was born to make people smile, and laugh.
    I am convinced of this fact, because of the bodily reaction I experience when these events come to pass.
    If filling up a hole in the earth, with the remnants of consumerism, could accomplish this objective, maybe I could consider it.
    I know that I’ve done a good days “work” when the folks at the DD place, or the old folks home, or the local grocery, find that their dour face has been replaced by a wide grin.
    Don’t even have to be funny, or ironic, sometimes.
    Just upbeat.
    What I can’t figure out is how the Palestinians manage to stay “upbeat”, with all that they have been subjected to.
    When my neighbor was born, there was no such thing as the state of zion (ishreal that is).
    The genocide started shortly before I was born, and has continued, unabated.
    As a little kid, I knew what was going on was all wrong.
    How come old fuckers can’t be as bright as a little kid?
    This insanity has gone on for the entirety of my lifespan, and will probably outlast me.
    Makes me sad.
    Makes me sick.
    Pisses me off.
    Maybe if the Palestinians just get a job, their problems will disappear.
    I’m living in nutlandia.

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  2. haederpaul says:

    Work man, like a work horse, and that famous work house. Yeah, Home Depot, and Georgia Pacific, the entire mess that is the box store industry, the engine of more and more environmental disasters. You know, weekend warrior, working on tearing out perfectly fine bathrooms and kitchens, to put in more junk.
    That’s the deal, no, that Home Depot is a scam and disaster capitalism parasite. The thousands of those box stores throughout the land, in Mexico, hell, elsewhere, with workers on cement floors, pulling muscles, backs, the shit jobs that are part of this billionaire’s wealth.

    Work had at the IPO table, inside trading, lobbying, and, stock swaps. Here ii is: I was with a group of neighbors, and neighborhood groups, and politicians, and planners and engineers, and alas, the Mayor, and some honcho from Home Depot and his handlers came to Spokane, too, for this charrette — a hands on environing and consensus building event to come up with some compromise.

    You see, the South Hill groups did not want the 200,000 square foot proposed Home Depot there, and we worked on looking at a smaller footprint, say, 125,000 square foot deal, with smaller parking, and more neighborhood amenities.

    Compromise so we wouldn’t look like NIMBY’s .. not in my backyard naysayers. Alas, those, we spent money on traffic and planning engineers. We spent hundreds of hours contacting lawmakers, neighbors and others. We worked worked worked, and then this VP of Home Depot, with a white cowboy hat, and his handlers, they sat there like queens.

    We got into mixed groups, pulled out butcher paper, markers, and we had a charrette facilitator and others (some were my fellow urban planning graduate school students). The Oklahoma Home Depot honcho looked like a fish out of water — you know, this guy, millionaire, with just regular working class and professional and retired and homemaking neighborhood folk wanting to not have another turnpike situation with massive infusion of cars coming into an area that was built up around 1930s and 40s. No big roads, and homes and schools and small businesses.

    All to be gobbled up with another, yet another box store.

    Work, man, like the railroad barons, handing out Winchester repeating rifles, for those trips across the plains, to work hard at killing the buffalo. Work work work to kill kill kill the Indians spiritual food and vision species.

    That’s the work this Home Depot billionaire wants to continue.

    You know, all the work WE did and this Leer jet loving cowboy coming to town for show, and then, alas, nothing gained by the neighborhood group. Except threats to not build anything in our neighborhood, no jobs, no tax base, and alas, threats to move in some other part of the county, getting out of the city, so the rural county politicians, rednecks, wise use proponents, build anything if it gets jobs in our census tracts, anything for some tax dollars, could approve a 300,000 square foot box store.

    That’s how predatory, parasitic, zombie, colonizing, casino capitalism works — the actual people in the community having no say, even though we worked worked worked to try to have some sort of compromise.

    Thugs, these people are, and to say we should be their oxen, their work horses, with no rights, no say, no nothing, well, that is what defines a dictator, inverted fascism, totalitarian capitalism. 

    You know, Home Depot, Georgia Pacific and a thousand other hardware and lumber store Fortune 1000 companies, fighting against us, the hard workers, to stop the pollution, the waste, the endless throwaway society. To hold accountable the toxins, the rainforest razing, the sweatshop utilizing billionaires with Armani suits or cowboy hats.

    Work, man, and as you read about that gorilla, Ismael, in Quinns books, we can see that it takes work to stop these maniacs, these family killers, these forest killers, these community razers. Work work work reading and meeting and walking the hood to intend to do an honest charrette, when in fact, these folk only look at the bottom line. So, get a green label for their crap, and that is the result of millions of hours working to stop the environmental disasters from their manufacturing and clear cutting practices.

    Labels, and green washing, and green porn, and all of that Edward Bernays Mad Men and Madison Avenue trickery, when in the end, shooting millions of buffalos is the height of insanity, white race insanity, work work work ethic of the Anglo Saxons that keep breeding and populating the world with their Wall Street and City of London and King Leopold sickness. 

    We are their marks, their tickets to thievery. We are their useless eaters, but we are used to making billions. We are taxed, fined, triple charged, penalized, ticketed, forced into externality hell. If they, the Home Depots, cause harm, pollution, what have you, WE the people pay for the clean up. 

    Yeah, fucking work just to have sanity in their fucking insane asylum.

    Thanks for writing, and alas, meth addiction is that double edged sword of capitalism — your granddaughter’s harm, the families’ harm, but money money money for courts, paperworkers, cops, doctors, the entire mess that makes addiction and crime a payoff for the middlemen and middlewomen. Eichmanns in Paradise. Poverty is expensive for the poor, but makes money for the Eichmann’s and their handlers and the entire Criminal Injustice System. 

    Now that’s work!

    Thanks for commenting on a blog that costs me, what, $114 a year to just have a place to work off my amazing pile of frustration and insanity! (remember how the Internet was supposed to be democratizing and free?)

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