The whackos and snake oil salesmen are coming out of the woodwork now. The Hillary Clinton campaign needs all the help it can get, and from America’s most dysfunctional social spheres especially. If the world is to survive, if reason is to prevail, we may need the San Andreas fault to split wide open. Without the biggest earthquake in human history, American may elect her last president.
“Look out… Helter Skelter… She’s coming down fast… Yes she is.” — From the Beatles’ Helter Skelter —
I opened up Facebook this morning, just like every morning, it is my job after all. And there it was, the idiotic evangelism of one Hillary Clinton, pumped straight too me by my digital guru pal in California. Woopie! Another day starts with Silicon Valley geek-ish-ness be transformed into world policy savvy, after all, being smart as a whip about the Internet of Things (IoT) means smart in all things. Experts, visionaries, social media moguls, and even dating councilors trumpeting loudly, just how we live our lives, feather our nests, solidify a future for our children!!! Yep, those Cali types (not necessarily from the whacko state), they sure have done right by us all. And they continue.
I won’t mention my pal’s name here. He is a very nice man. I will mention Mark Manson though, because I cannot peck out this rant without tossing him on the BBQ. Manson you see, he’s planning on being nominated the head of Hillary Clinton’s new dating strategy department, the agency in charge of connecting us mammals to the correct mate. Yes, Hotel California is the whole state, not just a spot on a dark desert highway. A young man who uses “Fuck” “Shit” or who empowers a generation of ideologically pressed juveniles, this is not a young man anybody should listen to. But millions do. Mark Manson is a brilliant marketer, the Seth Godin of self help and empowering ultra-liberal lunatics, he’s done a “Barnum & Bailey” on the free and easy set. Oh sorry, P.T. Barnum was part of the duo that created “The Greatest Show on Earth” – you know – the circus. This quote frames his methods, and those of people like Manson:
“But however mysterious is nature, however ignorant the doctor, however imperfect the present state of physical science, the patronage and the success of quacks and quackeries are infinitely more wonderful than those of honest and laborious men of science and their careful experiments.”
Manson’s blog is one of the most popular in the world, and his article “9 Steps to Hating Yourself a Little Less” tells the astute reader here what this guy is up to. The demographic, you see, is the hapless Millennial who needs to come to grips with their dopamine excretions, and with who, when, what, where, and how to be more empowered. But peddling psychological and life advice to the unknowing is not my gripe with Manson, or my Napa Valley pals either – their ventures into politics and policy are what’s rubbing me wrong. They are dangerous, obtuse, and mostly troll-like in their efforts to get Hillary Clinton elected no-matter-what. The fact she and her husband are liars and criminals on so many levels, does not even enter into the “Cali” logic system. This article shared by an internet guru this morning, its smart – and it is emblematic too.
First and foremost, Manson is soothing the savage beasts that wander the sidewalks of America, the smart-phone pecking, Converse high top wearing preppies, the kiddos that morphed out of Valley Girl and some Hip-Hop nightmare starring Ozzie Osborne and Caitlyn/Bruce Jenner. If you are confused as to the demographic, I mean the generation that will end up melting us old folks down for food, like in the movie Soylent Green. Manson is also the name of the high priest of madmen. Charlie Manson, as I recall, led a cult of followers to brutally murder actress Sharon Tate (above), along with her unborn child, back in 1969. It’s funny the parallels to back then, that we see now. But let me move on.
“Helter Skelter” – now I cannot get it out of my mind. TIME Magazine recounts briefly the Manson Family’s murderous cocktail of immorality as: “America discovered a terrifying mix of a libertine counter-culture and stupefying mind-control.” WOW! Reading all the “Hillary” evangelism out there reminds me of the soothing drone of “Make Love Not War”, and the stoned hippies spitting on brave soldiers the same day. California logic today brings to mind the race riots and double standards, the sex, drugs, and Rock & Roll, the orgy of existentialism of 1969. Hanoi Jane, versus John Wayne, and never a moderate moment in between. I got it! The Millennial children are not the Children of the Corn Stephen King wrote about, they are the new hippies!
I get it now! Mark Manson (and his admirers in Menlo Park) just wants is dating advice readership to make love, not war! Mark Manson does not hate Donald Trump the man, he hates anybody who would choose Trump over Hillary. Manson wants his “tribe” to hate the Anti-Hillary, no matter who or what. Maybe if I deconstruct his article, I will find the subliminal message played backwards? Let’s see what this iteration of Manson, and his famous colleagues have to say:
Manson says: “Before, I stayed out of the gravitational pull of Trump’s narcissistic publicity machine for a few reasons.” – I say: Maybe he likes Hillary narcissism and better funded campaigns better?
Manson says: “The guy doesn’t need any more attention or publicity. Seriously, fuck him.” I say: “Dude, that’s what Charles Manson’s “family” said to actress Sharon Tate when she begged for the life of her unborn baby, right before they stabbed her and her child 16 times and then wrote “Pig” in her blood on the refrigerator. Yeah man, your rationales are that far left.”
Manson says (Referring to the Trump Narrative): “What struck me the most was this constant narrative that somehow the world has become this insane and dangerous place and we need somebody to take charge and make everything “safe” and “secure” for us again.” I say: “Something else needs to strike you, because idiotic isolationism from reality will end up killing us all. Just because your WiFi works at Starbucks, this says nothing for World War III in the making.”
Clinton says (on unseating Libya’s Gaddafi): “We came, we saw, he died!” I say: “Why were you not with George Bush, dancing at the Dallas policemen’s memorial, you arrogant POS?”
Jeff Bezos says: “Donald Trump needs to embrace media scrutiny.” I say: “Embracing mainstream media owned by leftist geek billionaires for Hillary is selling out there Jeffy Boy. Are you in California?”
Bill Gates says: “Donald Trump is not known for his philanthropy.” I say: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation follows the Rockefeller and George Soros money, the NGOs, USAID and other CIA levers, to buy sellouts and resources, and to create a great-big-tax-haven. I’d rather have an honest crook, than a mealy mouth dishonest one.”
Google’s Eric Schmidt says: “Google is not going to back Hillary or Trump.” I say: You are a bold faced liar Schmidt, Google is doing everything in its power to see Clinton gets elected. You are doing evil, after all, only unofficially so far.” (Oh, by the way, you paid evangelists to get people to buy Google Glass too, and I can prove that one, you freaking liars).
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says: “Trump Will Destroy What is Good About America.” I say: “Netflix has maxed out growth wise, and Hastings desperately needs Clinton for an in, into developing new educations software/systems. See Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, and think about profits.”
Media mogul Barry Diller says: “Donald Trump is of evil character.” I say: “Of course Barry, Trump’s daughter did not make the board of your company, Chelsea Clinton did. Oh and Barry, if you are going to play politics, get your fashion designing wife, Diane von Furstenberg, to lay off designing Hillary Clinton campaign T-shirts, will ya? $45 bucks for a T?”
Obviously I could go on forever, and ever, and ever, and ever – but it’s fair to say that all the geek billionaires and media moguls are far out and for Hillary. Bashing poor Donald is their latest pastime, along with hiding every seething, sewer smelling misdeed of the Clintons.
As for Manson (not like Charles just yet), he should assume “the position” so that someone could kick him in his buttocks. Like almost all my Silicon Valley pals from back when, he stinks of sellout to me. A bit of research into his cronies would render, the same crowd funding the current instant gratification orgy America is under the influence of. Oh, sorry, metaphors compel me. I’ll end debunking the “date advisor” once again. On what Trump contends we need to be safe from, Manson writes, “Safe from what?”
“Too much college education (see his graph versus the facts above)? From less teenage pregnancy? Seriously, I was dumbfounded — safe from what? What the hell do we need to be made safe from?
Violent crime is at an all-time low, international wars are at an all-time low (this is a onerous lie, see below), there have been precipitous drops in domestic violence (yep), steady declines in drunk driving-related deaths, death from infectious diseases and a rock-bottom child mortality rate. You’re more likely to be killed by a piece of furniture (yes, so far) than by a terrorist attack.”
Trends, numbers, any engineering guru I know can come up with numbers to justify anything. Bean counters excel at justification in the same way World Data guru Max Roser does. Manson uses the brilliant Roser as a blunt tool too, but here are some “facts” Roser and Manson leave out.
Battle deaths in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts do not equate with the kind of warfare being waged today in the world. Also, Manson hedges the truth in presenting Roser’s data on conflict, and in several important ways. First, the sourced charts only measure conflict from 1946 to 2007, just before Obama began escalating an asymmetrical component to worldwide conflict. Since 2007, the effects of civil wars with foreign intervention, are some of the most dramatic in human history. Like I said, the Roser date only goes to 2007, but even in this data the astute researcher can find the crisis upswing. Look at the chart above from Roser. While the overall number of major-interstate wars has decreased, the number of interventions is on a par with other crisis moments. Civil wars 2000-2007 were in the upper half all time, but civil wars with foreign intervention were equal to any peak in modern history. Only in 1980 (7 – Reagan) and 1983 (6 – Reagan) were there more “proxy” wars. And in no era has there been more ongoing civil war with outside instigators, 2004 to 2007 saw at least 5 conflicts throughout. Let’s examine just the “terror” aspects of our new world crises.
The chart above from The above image comes from the Global Terrorism Index 2015, published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, illuminates the shadowy lie the neocons would have us buy. With September 11, 2001 as a baseline, we see from this graphic that Manson and the Cali geeks are insane, stupid, or just plain lying. The chart below from the study by the Center for Systematic Peace shows us the “War on Terror” has been an utter failure so far. The rate of incidence of high casualty terror attacks is constant now, and 2016 was the worst year since the troop serge in 2007. Bottom line, we are not winning.
The fact some Americans feel all cozy, warm, and safe is easily attributed to the division in socio-economic status, and to mainstream media/business misleading the rank and file. Without going into theories there, it’s fair to point out that the media and business elites want the status quo to continue. After all, since the Walls Street crash a record number of billionaires have been created. Down in the streets though, racial and economic crises loom large.
As for a safer world, the one Trump keeps harping on, this is one area the big mouth billionaire “trumps” the Clinton throng with. In Syria (Obama’s neo-war) over half the population of 18 million is either displaced or running to Europe to seek refuge. Assad did not cause his own civil war, Bush, then Obama and Clinton helped that along. This is unarguable. Even Bezos’ Washington Post is forced to report, the hundreds of thousands slaughtered there. In the Ukraine conflict egged on by US dignitaries, thousands of civilians in the Donbass region have been killed by fire from Ukraine. Interestingly, of the more than 1 million displaced refugees from the Donbass, nearly all have fled to Russia instead of to the US back Kiev junta. Finally, the Hillary Clinton supported intervention in Libya sent one third of that country’s population running to neighboring Tunisia, and then on to Sicily and other European harbors. Two million people set adrift by the policies of the “safest country on Earth”, the United States of America.
Now I could say, “I do not know what kind of dope Californians are smoking these days”, but I would be lying. And rest assured, one does not have to live in San Francisco to be a Cali-coo-coo. The progressive state us southerners so admired back in the 60s, it did a “Frankenstein” in the last 50 years. Out of water, and fracking itself into a desert Armageddon, the Valley of the Dolls seems full of witless zombies these days.
And while most Americans are more likely to be hit by lightning than to be killed by a terror attack, a dozen people a day die in California in drug abuse instances. Over 80 percent of the Sacramento arrests each year involve people testing positive for illegal drug use. In California over 40,000 emergency room visits each year are related to illegal drugs. And every year the State of California seizes: 800 pounds of heroin, 5,000 pounds of meth-amphetamines, 300,000 ecstasy pills, 18,000 pounds of cocaine, and 413,000 pounds of marijuana. However, to be fair, the impressions of California geeks may be explained by the fact crime in California is down a lot. That said, it is also true that there are more registered sex offenders in California than any state in America. This fact, and the notion that “they” are not like the rest of us (meaning Californians) leads me to think natural disasters could be America’s only hope. I know, I know, I sound like Donald Trump! But the liberals in across America all sound like mentally impaired Valley Girls now.
But hey, maybe this explains his following better than New Yorker Mark Manson? Oh my, this makes me question my earthquake solution, there are no fault lines in New York City! I will have to ask Trump for a better solution to the new liberalism.