November 25, 2021

Americans Are a Class Act

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-11-24/lafd-investigating-firefirefighter-accused-of-despicable-act-vaccine-mandate-protest

November 12, 2021

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Well, Wafers, our descent into fascism continues at its relentless pace. Every day one reads something online about the headway the GOP is making in this direction. A year from now, Biden will get creamed in the mid-term elections; two years later, Trumpi, with Tulsi Gabbard as his running mate, will hand him his ass on a platter. This blog will remain the only locale where truth is seen as something that has to be corroborated by evidence. Most Americans don't know what evidence is, however, so maybe that won't be any great loss. In the meantime, the Buffoon Index (BI) climbs higher and higher on a daily basis, while OB-GYN wards across the nation are cranking out future morons by the thousands. Myself, I can't help it: from a certain angle, this is a load of fun. Hee hee.

November 01, 2021

The Tale of a Whale

Well, Wafers, maybe it's a question of dual consciousness. Some of you have suggested that it's possible that more and more Americans are becoming Waferish, at least in part. That is, they realize that the country is finished; that capitalism is a con; and that progress is an illusion. Hard to say. I'm guessing that these Waferian themes have penetrated some American minds on a subliminal level, but that the dominant consciousness is still the ideology of the dominant culture. This would mean that some percentage of the public is undergoing a kind of mental strain, in that these people are of two very conflicting minds. So they mostly remain committed to the American value system, but in Mr. Hyde fashion, there is a dark undertow pulling them in another direction. It may even account for the typical hysteria that Americans display when confronted with serious critiques of the country: the critiques touch a hidden nerve. As to how all this figures into our ongoing national collapse, or whether it makes any difference at all, I don't really know. But imagine this as a collective dream, anticipated by Herman Melville: as the ship of state moves along, the giant tail of an enormous whale rises up out of the sea, and smashes the ship to pieces. You don't have to be Freud to decode that one, I'm guessing.

October 20, 2021

Changing Americans: 1964 vs. 2021

Who are Americans, today? What makes them tick? What is characteristic of their behavior in 2021?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/19/opinions/philadelphia-train-rape-bystander-effect-filipovic/index.html

Let me know what you think.

-mb

October 05, 2021

Reality vs. Buffoonery

Wafers-

This is my idea of serious political action:

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/more-civilians-take-up-arms-in-northeastern-chiapas/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=jeeng

Compare political "action" in America, which consists of a deflated BLM (and the leaders getting rich), a witch-hunt #MeToo (as Woody Allen predicted), Occupy Wall St. theater that changed absolutely nothing, a million useless pussy hats, and so on.

Honestly, what jokes Americans are!

-mb

September 21, 2021

We've Been Ized!

Wafers-

Speaking of being Ized, I recently realized that while it has taken a bit of time, the American public has been completely Ized, most especially within the last 20 years. Here are the Izes I've counted up; if you can add to this list, please feel free to do so:

-Weaponized -Monetized -Digitalized -Virtualized -Cellfoneized -Moronized -Buffoonized -Consumerized

No wonder the average American doesn't know his/her ass from his/her elbow: with all of these Izes, what else would one expect? All of which means that in one form or another--culturally, socially, politically, economically, and intellectually--the country is going to be pulverized. This Ize will be our last frontier.

-mb