Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Voting in 2012

Billy the Kid always sat well with me when I first heard the legend as a boy.

I was a mark for Young Guns in my teen years, and like to think, since I had a tele/vcr and the tape in college, I helped sell the movie to Gen-Xers who never spent much time thinking about it.  My favorite scene is not on youtube, but it features the gang at their moment of doubt in the upstairs of the McSween house, surrounded by Murphy men and local military, and Bowdre starts to lose it.

Charley Bowdre: Hey, Billy. I've got to get out of here. I've got a wife. She's this little Mexican gal. Please, Billy.
William H. Bonney: Charley, if you don't stand up and start whooping some ass, you ain't ever gonna see her again.

Charley doesn't make it, but there is that moment of cinema where Charley starts shooting and yelling crazy, and Billy laughs and shoots wildly with him.  (this is roughly historically plausible during the escape from McSween house.)  Keifer, Doc, realizing he is in the house of the insane, cuddles with his China doll.  Keifer got a second life during our days with the relatively pro-national security state show, 24.  Keifer's dad also plays the stereotype Executive in the Hunger Games.

It's not lost on me that Charles Brewer, the straight of the gang, aka Charlie Sheen, dies in the film, early when Buckshot Roberts nails him.

And that's how I feel about voting in this election.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sons, Fathers, and Folk Inquiry

Reports of a 9/11 skeptic film in the works float across the Internet.  Those familiar with the various story lines are unsure just what sort of script will be put together, and one assumes a narrative of the more Leftist tinged angles with the wrong Sheen and Ed Asner involved in the project.  Certainly, we would all be shocked to see the Dancing Israeli’s make an appearance.

Woody Harrelson is slated to be in the movie.  Harrelson got his start as a “country bumpkin”, a hayseed of a bar tender in the then hit sit-com, Cheers—he was sort of like the new baby added to more family centric sit-coms, but he held his own and the character earned more lines, if not quite Frasier’s level of success on the show.

At the peak of Cheers, Woody’s father, Charles Harrelson, who was then in prison on a murder charge was identified in both a BBC series and in Jim Marrs 1989 JFK assassination book, Crossfire, as one of the “three tramps” in assassination lore.

Woody was never close to his father who had more or less left the family to go into hiding in 1968 for yet another case, but Woody did visit him in prison and spoke highly of the man’s intellect.  Woody has had a solid run in Hollywood, often playing a jaded hayseed (Kingpin), and now ready for another approach it might appear.

Martin Sheen’s association to the project, Charlie’s father, needs little further investigation as Charlie was a trailblazer in critiquing official stories.  Martin Sheen’s perhaps most famous cinematic scene is at the beginning of Apocalypse Now, listening to the Oedipal complex epic, The End by The Doors, where Jim Morrison suggests killing the father.
For an inverted tale, Admiral Morrison, estranged from his more famous son Jim, witness to the backdoor to war at Pearl Harbor, commissioned a boat on the day of the Kennedy Assassination, witness to the absence of anything in the Tonkin Gulf, only to find his career plateau after pushing a little too much on the whole USS Liberty affair.  His son, Jim, would die in Paris after a short if memorable ride through the music business and popular culture.  Admiral Morrison did not approve of his son’s choices, but later in life, would visit his son’s grave in Paris and make peace, figuring, in a 2006 interview, that Jim’s songs and suggestions his family was dead, was just a means of protecting his father’s career.

Jim Morrison, conservative?

Cross posted at CHT.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Turn, the Centuries Turn: Weekend Music for the Doomed

Romney's Choice

For what it's worth, last week, the Romney campaign floated some "non interventionist" material.  A Human Events lackey, a former Pentagon Pundit who lied his country into the UN supported Iraq invasion, wrote that war with Iran was more likely with Obama, and Bob Wenzel reported that Romney was consideringa high appointment for Robert Zoellick for national security transition team.

To explain Robert Zoellick, I won't go further than mention the neocons hate him for the usual reasons.

And this week, I see the no less than Students of 9/11 shady character (PNAC and trillions lost at Pentagon stooge) Dov S. Zakheim is wrapped into the Romney machine.  

Fascinating inside baseball showdown.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Passion of the Better off Hunger Games

Finally consumed the Hunger Games on DVD.  There is some localist back story to my interest, but, to go a different angle, I am a fan of the lead actress, Jennifer Lawrence, who got her debut in District 12, rather, the Ozarks of Missouri.

She appeared in Winter’s Bone, which my Missourah friend put in the class of a Harriet Beecher Stowe example of fiction—a decent piece of crap, unconnected to any reality, with solid punctuation and a nice font—that ever present danger of localism fogging my mind. While reactionary against Stowe as a contrarian, however, as a Yankee, I was inclined to take to Winter’s Bone, book and film.

There has been much talk in the MSM, and in the counter-culture, the depiction of the elite…and anyway, the late Jonathan Bowden’s review of the Passion of the Christ gives some interesting suggestion: 

Several scenes are especially striking: the ravens attacking the thieves who are exposed with Christ on the Cross and Simon being made to carry the Cross on behalf of the Savior. But most assuredly the depiction of the Devil or Satan as a shaven-headed and androgynous Supermodel has to go down as one of the most startling innovations in cinema history.

Needless to say, Bowden provides an insight so striking to Gibson’s film, but also, one that saw life in the Hunger Games, books and film(s.) 

Beyond Left and Right…albeit teen fiction, the Hunger Games presents elite that look absurd and evil; push androgyny even into its ‘gladiator’ spectacle, if comes up short with a predictable old, gray bearded man as Der Leader (advantage, Gibson of course.)

The movie's climax, with the last two standing about to go all Romeo and Juliet--teen suicide, again--on the television screen (with the gal, Eve perhaps, saying 'I know what I am doing') calling the bluff of the tee-vee director who declares the final players joint-victors.

My wife read the book over three nights prior to watching the film.  A brief summary would suggest the book was more about what ‘she’ was thinking, leading me to conclude the movie was forced to go ‘populist’ (the movie includes riot scenes from the ‘Districts’ that are not in the book) in order to maximize its relevance and dollar take.  Anti-populists, Right and Left will not care for this—hence the post-modern take.

A solid post-modern analysis might conclude that the subject of the Hunger Games moved from the book to visual (the media is the message, folks)—which is the emotionally involved “tee-vee” audience—will force the hand of the coming sequels to play to the audience that hates the elite.

Stay tuned; the elite usually win this battle, even if it costs a box office success…

Monday, September 3, 2012

Better off Pearl Jam

After Cold War psy-ops fizzled out, those in the public school system were next hit with a “teen suicide” epidemic that was popular on Left (depression, need for more monitoring) and Right (Satan, Heavy Metal, Dungeons and Dragons and so on.)  Maybe the goal was eugenic, but in my class of ~140, I recall 9 rumored attempts before high school was through, two successful.  After Cold War apathy, just more crap to contemplate.

It was in this climate that a quite unique “slapstick” comedy, starring John Cusack, was released.  “Better off Dead”, in that sense, was particularly subversive—an antidote of absurdist dark humor to the never ending campaign against teenage suicide.  Cusack, it is noted, hated the movie, never really grasping the well timed brilliance, at least to chaps like myself who needed to find the humor in the topic.

So while Cusack, an Irish Catholic with a Hard Left Jesuit streak, never gets that the script has been rearranged, it was good to read a recent editorial of his castigating Obama for carrying on Endless War.

The always politically confused Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) goes Buchananite, and rips into high school loner killer anthem, “Jeremy”, and their solid Neil Young cover, “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World.”

For the song "Unemployable," Vedder told the crowd it was about a hard-working family man who did all the right things in life, but became the victim of job cuts. He said sometimes the so-called job creators are creating jobs outside the United States.
"I want to see more things made in America" Vedder said, to thunderous applause.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Todd Akin and Missouri, Again

Written for Conservative Heritage Times:

Pat Buchanan’s column on the fortunes of would-be Senator for Missouri, Todd Akin, seemed perfect.  Akin, who does not believe in the so-called “rape” exception to “abortion law”, was made to look foolish with his attempt to explain, as I surmise, the rarity of rape related pregnancies that are terminated.
Right and Left, his science, or rather pseudo-science, has been mocked, one supposes, in an attempt to deflect from the actual Christian position on abortion.
All well and fair in these tactical battles--it is an election year in a battleground state.
Over at Apocalypse Cometh, an article this week in the Daily Mail was highlighted, regarding the positive nature of, ahem, ‘male fluid’ on the female psyche—typical Euro sex obsessed one supposes, but there was this highlighted nugget in the Daily Mail article:
Other recent findings from Gallup’s laboratory suggest that semen-exposed women perform better on concentration and cognitive tasks and that women’s bodies can detect 'foreign' semen that differs from their long-term or recurrent sexual partner’s signature semen.
They suggest the ability to detect foreign sources is an evolved system that often leads to unsuccessful pregnancies - via greater risk of preeclampsia - because it signals a disinvested male partner who is not as likely to provide for the offspring.

Daily Mail 8/21/2012

For the sake of argument, if the study is 100% correct, Todd Akin actually does have a scientific point to make, perhaps speculative, but reasonable.
The point being is that the Left is allowed to say what Todd Akin says, and the Republicans/Conservative Inc are the true enforcers of Political Correctness.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Psyop at Family Research Council: Boykin in the News

That tough guy of Delta Force (and Abu Gharib), General Boykin, is out with a statement that he was in the FRC building at the time of the well covered shooting of a security guard, and has peered into the head of the would be killers intentions --the killer was apparently going to leave a ChikfilA bag with every corpse, dontchaknow.

Here at paleosnus, we work with the fine tuning of the conspiracy mind, and thus it's not quite a shock that soon after the strange hiring of Boykin at FRC, there is a made-for-tee-vee publicity stunt at the place of his work.

Those, on the Right of things as they are, who see this as an act of leftish political terrorism, instigated by the hate group, SPLC who had designated FRC a "hate group"--and who wouldn't drown the Hitler baby in the tub, right?--taking the form of media agitator, like Heavy Metal and suicide or something like that.

People easily accept the oft used meme.

To a degree, this is a fine point of view.  Living in a technocratic, "scientific" socialist State with control of the mass media, the message insures a sort of "leaderless resistance" where one can, plausible denial, suggest that these lone rogues are self created and do not need the technical, multi-level handling to insure an end result.

But anyway, it sure looks like a Boykin--a Knight of Malta sort--, publicity stunt.  I mean, one month in?


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mark Clayton Against Time

30 odd years ago, Al Gore, then a Congressmen from Tennessee, was a conservative: pro-life and for the MX.  His wife, as discussed on this site, was a leading "cultural conservative" as leader of the PMRC.  This particular block of conservative Democrats was indeed recruited by the Gore campaign, with proof found in the fact that Fred Phelps worked with the Gore team in Kansas.

There should be nothing particularly odd that Mark Clayton, newly minted Democratic Senator of Tennessee hopeful, is of the same conservative bent, if leagues more thoughtful of course in tactical presentation.

Since Alvin Green's victory in a South Carolina primary, 2010, an inmate pulling 40% in a West Virginia primary, the tone, as discussed at The New American, is that this was another fluke, but as noted, if one turned back the clock just a little, there is really nothing unusual.

Mark Clayton, you stand against time and Good Luck.

Try that Prohibition stuff again, and I'll be chanting 6 more years.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Killer Seals

Gavin McInnes's well timed article on the 'unintended consequences' of 'SWPL' sorts getting involved in local ecology, Parting With Peta, pairs neatly with emerging seal (a protected animal) issues in New England.

The first issue, is sharks, Great White sharks, are hanging around in larger numbers with such meals so easily to be had.  The consequence was felt this week, with a Great White shark finding a swimmer off Cape Cod, Jaws style.

And now, a new seal flu could pose a threat to humans.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Ice T's 'NRA'

With the Northern base closures in the years after the Cold War, it was inevitable that the great Metal vs Rap (the real hardcore stuff) would be something to discuss in public school.

Ice-T, in the news for defending the tradition of preparing to defend life and property, was the first cross-over as I recall it.  I am not talking about the always dubious Anthrax covering a song with Public Enemy (or the crossover Aerosmith did with Run DMC ), but actually making the attempt, as a "rapper" in writing something metal-core.

“Cop Killer” isn’t very good as a record, but when one tired of Headbangers Ball, and put on the earphones for the local radio, Heavy Metal From Hell and heard the first licks of Bodycount, and Ice-T’s narration:

You know, sometimes I sit at home, you know, and I watch TV
And I wonder what would be like to live in some place like
You know, The Cosby Show, Ozzie and Harriet
You know, where Cops come and got you cut outta the tree
All your friends died at old age
But you see.. I live in South Central,
Los Angeles
And unfortunately... SHIT
You try to ban the A.K. 
I got ten of 'em stashed  
With a case of hand grenades

, anyway, it was pretty good to have a crossover.

I mentioned to a ‘rap’ friend that Bodycount was a legit song, and he passed me his copy of Original Gangster—I didn’t really get it, but the use of the Halloween theme on a tune was cool. 

“And I ask myself who has the power
The whites, the blacks, or just the gun tower?”

Charlton Heston, with National Review and NRA bonafides, was livid as a Time-Warner stockholder when he learned of Cop Killer, and that pretty much finished off Ice T the musician.  He later went to work for the Man on Law and Order.

Heston had a point; maybe Ice T did then too.  Heston didn’t mention anything about Slayer, also on Time-Warner, pushing the then multi-media popular theme of serial killer chic.

And things have worked out as they have.
Alice in Chains, on their first album Facelift, offered‘We Die Young’ to a question Ice T did not ask. 

“I'd just temporarily moved in with Susan Silver because Sean and I had just had a fight. So I was riding the bus to rehearsal and I saw all these 9, 10, 11 year old kids with beepers dealing drugs. The sight of a 10 year old kid with a beeper and a cell phone dealing drugs equaled "We Die Young" to me.” Jerry Cantrell, Alice in Chains.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Drug Money Funds Voter Fraud in Kentucky, says the headline, though the article is actually worth reading with Menckenian " “Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods," or a localist heart.

"The sellers in this situation would come to me and ask how much was I paying for votes, and ask me if I was buying votes or whatever, and I told them the most I could pay is $25," Salyers described to Fox News. "They would go into the machine and cast their vote...They were supposed to vote for me. They would come back to me and I would pay them for going to vote.  I had one gentleman come to me and say 'Mike, I have four votes,' so he took them to vote and I gave him $100, $25 a vote."

 Sounds cheaper then the vast majority of "above board" vote buying scams, and no doubt, Mencken would notice as much--just think student loans or the politics of food stamps/Wall Street that even Breitbart has figured out.  And even note the honor system involved in the actual vote.

Sally Denton wrote The Bluegrass Conspiracy decades ago, a story of a Kentucky Governor and his network, including State Police, running drugs.  She applied the same methodology with Harvard Professor and liberal, Roger Morris, to finish work on another Borderstate Drug Running conspiracy (a story that began in college research classrooms), this time Arkansas, and involving a then sitting President.

The story, as legend goes, was set to run in the Washington Post, but killed at the last moment--a neat trick, that offers plausible denial, rather than set-up.  Why did Lefties take a commission from a CIA paper to begin with?  Better to suggest shadowy figures killed the story when they learned of it.

The story, The Crimes of Mena, was picked up by Penthouse, and ran in July 1995.

Kentucky, anyway, is a complicated place.
Rand Paul's Iran Vote explained?

As Ron Paul's Audit the Fed bill passed the House today, an alternative suggestion to the above link, is that Rand Paul can be credibly against 'central banking.'

Saturday, July 21, 2012

July 20th, Again

Columbine on Hitler's Birthday, and down the street, the Joker goes nuts on the anniversary of the July plot (1944) just when Tom Cruise who played Count Stauffenberg is getting divorced.

I am just playing with some derivative of numerology, and how many celebrated Guy Fawkes, indirectly and ironically, thanks to a movie, that Catholic terrorist? 

We preach Doom here, so nothing's shocking.

I am so wretched I side with the community who wants to know what sort of Pharma he was on, and tidy up an explanation.  The State, Big Pharma being just a client, may well see these things as a Feature not a Bug, so the hysterics don' bother me, and might be necessary, politically.

The Craiglist Killer in Boston was engaged and yet, up to eyeballs in debt trying to be something that doesn't exist.  Happens a lot.  Old Leatherface, Ed Gein, in that respect is comforting as a psycho (Psycho too, as Norman Bates is based on Leatherface, rather Ed Gein.)

Pharma and Debt--look there.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I don't give a damn, next stop Afghanistan

Congressman Ron Paul is getting in his last licks, with The Bernake, and this floor speech on Afghanistan.

Revilo Oliver, Buckley's best man, was a capable man, if, in the realm of politics, just another post-war character of the Far Right with that Birchian anti-Russian bias that so divided the Right of that era, but it seems appropriate to site him here.  His analysis is limited to the history Paul offers, and same with his Marxmanship in Dallas, he misdirects blame to his chosen "Other" but one can start to see the younger generation emerge from this stuff. As it is, Afghanistan has always done Ron Paul in

Liberty Bell, 9/1988
In 1961, when the Soviets judged that the time had come to revive and carry to completion the old Czarist ambition to conquer India, the American end of the Washington-Moscow Axis was charged with the duty of bleeding the tax-paying animals in the United States to finance the construction of a highway to permit the rapid occupation of Afghanistan by Soviet troops. The engineers of the U.S. Army were accordingly sent to Afghanistan to build through some of the most mountainous and difficult terrain in the world a broad modern highway that extends for three hundred miles from the Soviet border to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, which is not far from the southeastern border of that county, and whence a road, built by British engineers in 1880, runs through the Khyber Pass to Peshawar, which was the provincial capital of what was called the North-West Frontier Province when India was under British rule.

This American work for the Communist Empire was carried out in effective secrecy from 1961 to 1965, when the work was completed. It was done by American engineers at the expense of the American boobs, who were not told for what they were paying. Some information about the work naturally reached Americans and was reported in some of the publications of the tiny minority of 'Fascists' and 'Neo-Nazis,' who have not yet been cured of the vice of thinking. Such publications are ignored by well-trained boobs, and the disclosure was officially covered by the usual chatter about international do-gooding and some nonsense about promoting trade and harmony among the "democratic peoples of Asia."

Soviet control of Afghanistan, as of the United States, began with massive internal subversion carried out by trained agents and dim-wits who become intoxicated with drivel about "democracy" and "welfare." The stupid Afghans permitted overthrow of their monarchy in 1973, and Americans who heard about it were naturally delighted by the spread of their own mortal disease. The "democracy," of course, was merely preparation for a revolutionary coup d'état, complete with almost enough bloodshed to content "Liberal intellectuals," and the assumption of power by the Revolutionary Council of the People's Democratic Party, which immediately concluded a treaty of "alliance" with the Soviet. No "Liberal intellectual" in this country could possibly object to such delicious progress in "human relations." Reactionaries in Afghanistan were less pleased, and the first contingent of Soviet troops entered Afghanistan in December 1979.

Since the lid was on in the daily press, the average American could be excused for being unaware of his contribution to the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan until March 1980, when Ron Paul, a Congressman from Texas, publicly disclosed the facts and even exhibited photographs of sections of the highway. For this and other indiscretions, he was soon thereafter removed from Congress by the Jews.[Ed note: It was the Bush Family/Eastern Establishment take over of the Texas Republican Party that did Ron Paul in during the early '80s.  Oliver makes the same mistake with his JFK assassination analysis--he won't touch it, perhaps out of loyalty to old friend Buckley?]

After 1980, however, the American population, if still capable of taking an interest in their own affairs, should have known what Mr. Paul had made public knowledge, including the use of the highway for the purpose for which it was designed by the Washington-Moscow Axis.

Soviet troops, moving over the highway, very quickly consolidated occupation of Kabul (begun by air-borne detachments) and of all the strips of territory adjacent to the principal highway and the five tributary roads that had been improved and modernized by our Army engineers under the supervision of the Soviets, who were coöperating in "aiding" the Afghans.

In the United States, there was, of course, jabbering, most of it hypocritical, about "aggression" and the "surprising" Soviet invasion, but the American boobs never saw a connection between that invasion and the highway they had built in preparation for it. In its issue for the week of 19 January 1987, the Spotlight quoted Congressman Paul and made clear the relation between the highway and the invasion, but despite the comparatively large circulation of that American periodical, the article made no impression on the public. It is a truism that you can lead horses to water, and Americans to facts, but can't make the former drink or the latter think.

Old friends of mine know my skepticism regarding road building.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Continuing Controversy

Steve Sailer, over at TakiMag, is a bit longer in tooth, hence his write up of the conspiracy theory meme, fits along side my various takes  as I do run a generation younger.
MajorityRights takes up but one aspect of a "Far" Right debate on Anthony Sutton, and his work covering the funding of the NSDAP rather than his work covered here, on the funding of the USSR (a common point of agreement on even the mainstream Right.)

If you do read the on-line book linked to, the most fascinating part I thought was the bombing runs over Germany during the war, how certain targets were skipped, and note the theory is popular in Reformed Theology and kinsist circles.

A former pro-wrestling television guy, Mark Madden--pro-wrestling again!, hinted last November that the Sandusky Affair extended to a pimping ring for the elite.  Louis Freeh didn't go there--oh, those ghosts of Waco, but the New York Daily News broke a story today that might lead this most ancient and contemporary of "conspiracy theories" a bit further.

Monday, July 16, 2012

...and the Waco Atrocity

With the Family Research Council naming General Jerry Boykin to an Executive position, one can only conclude the old folks that run these things cannot recall Waco let alone the Clinton Administration they once loathed. 

There was a brief moment where Boykin's name was a familiar villain, but as the Alzheimer's sets in, the Machine can still take advantage.

Click ahead to ~minute 15 of Part 2, Waco: A New Revelation for info on Delta Force at Waco.

Here is World Net Daily reporting on Boykin's relevance to Waco in 1999.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


It's the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen.
In your head, in your head they're still fighting,

In your head, in your head,


Jack Donovan comments on the Zombie meme, but I just cannot shake there is a larger twist. 

While Jack lamentably searches out the positives if from a more consumerist perspective in this case, I find a reason to miss the old anti-heroes of my youth.  We had slashers who enforced the old Purtian morality, well stated in Scream about what happens to “minorities” and fornicators, and its rival, the Zombie picture, which had leaned leftist since Romero established the genre as a commercial success.  (Monster movies were a different Cold War genre, but after the wonderful Jaws, it would take an Alien to get post-modern.)

Jack, to his credit, demonstrates that the those who identify with the zombies seem rather lame.

In 1981, Mel Gibson became an American star on the back of the sequel to Mad MaxRoad Warrior was an American hit.  No doubt, American audiences recognized the Western in the film, but Mel’s character in the movie was something evolved.  It was man amongst the ruins, only with Man, siding to defend civilization against the hordes of barbarians--this might be relevant.

Pro-wrestling observed as much and created a heel tag team, the Road Warriors who rivaled, and surpassed, the Confederate minded heels, the Freebirds.  The Road Warriors, as a wrestling team, took the look of the bad guys, the raw and real nature of the bad guys, Road Warrior outlined.  The Road Warriors, against the rules of kayfab wrestling, gradually became fan favorites.  (Where are they now note:  Hawk died in ’03, but Animal lives, and his son made the NFL in ‘09.)

Mel Gibson became a movie star in the United States, with all its troubles, and the bad guys of Road Warrior became an archetype, beloved by those fans of a certain folk-theater genre.

Says something I think, about threading the needle.  Something zombies will never offer.

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Conspiracy Theory and its Actors

Umberto Eco's Foucalt's Pendulum came to mind when word arrived that John Roberts had run off to Malta after his vote.  The picture featured in the CIA leaning WaPo, shows Roberts leaving a car to enter a building with a Knight's Templar symbol.

None of this is by accident, there is some purpose--of all the places Roberts could have gone to, the trip to Malta should cause pause..  Precisely because the older Protestants are suspicious of Roman Catholics (and folks like Tolkien and Lewis), at the same time the Catholic Church in the United States is trying to make money off the hospital industry without looking ridiculous (the brouhaha about paying for contraception), what is the purpose here with the symbolism? 

I'll leave it as crass politics to deny cooperation with non-elite Catholics and Prots (undoing Mel Gibson's work), to generate some hostility--but there is some inside baseball here, when one adds that President Bush was being photographed in some African village on July 4, promoting invasive investigations of women.

Maybe just monkey wrenching, and hoping it works out.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Kauffman still has it

I exchanged e-mails with Bill Kauffman many years back, when he was just about the only game in town with 'Ain't My America.' 

In a way, the Ron Paul campaign, beginning in 2007 was Kauffman's zenith, speaking at Ron Paul's shadow convention with the sort of fight that should command the political imagination, here in the States.  I read his Luther Martin, Drunk (something) which was outstanding patriotic revisionism, but too obscure for mass thinking.

Nevertheless, anyone interested in writing on political topics should continue to read Kauffman, and enjoy his bag o' tricks:

(a selection from the current AmConMag column:)

...The prison-industrial complex depends upon the drug war for its seemingly limitless supply of bodies. (I write, by the way, as one so drug-averse that I don’t even like taking Tylenol for a hangover—I much preferred Minor Threat to Johnny Thunders.)
Although we have reached a stage where the jock potheads of my boyhood have their avaricious little hands on the levers of power, the bong throng—including three consecutive deracinated ex-coke-sniffers in the White House—lack the guts even to take the gateway step of saying that to imprison men and women for buying and selling marijuana is an affront to personal liberty.  (Not to worry: the empty cells can be filled with Thought Criminals.)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bomber LeMay and the Waco Atrocity

I have asked my elders for any information on why Wallace chose the 50-60s rightish caricature, Curtis "Bomber" LeMay as his VP in 1968.  I have received no answer, perhaps because the folks I ask believe he was the Right, that Strangelovian thing.

Bomber LeMay, in a Rightish environment that was increasingly becoming skeptic of the Vietnam War and the nature of the Cold War, let alone, dabbling in WW II revisionism, makes no sense, save Wallace clearly had no interest in winning anything but a certain Southern segment in perpetuity.

Bomber LeMay proudly and unrepentant, led the Dresden War Crime, which again, in our day and age, looks like an odd position for a populist Rightwinger at any point in the Post-War Era.

Over the last several years, the WND crowd has both promoted progress in the OKC narrative (while shelving Waco) and has attempted to rehabilitate one General William Boykin.  The rehab production continued today.

Boykin was a member of Delta Force and at Waco-- as the link shows, even the neocon Frontpage mag understands he knows some real dark secrets. 

If all one does on the web is Remember the Criminals, time has been well served, but not quite my point.

It was Walker in the late 50s and early 60s--whom Lee Harvey "tried to kill" or tried to kill, then it was LeMay...then it goes dark, save Al Haig.  Then, in the height of the Patriot movement, Waco & OKC, General Partin (who alleged missiles were inside the Murrah building and testified for the defense led by Kirk Lyons--see post that mentions a certain trial v. The Spotlight, in the Waco trials, got a tour, and then his counter, Boykin?)  What 'cause Counterpunch noted that Delta Force was at Waco; Gore Vidal was explaining OKC from a different perspective, and the patriot movement was split over the Soldier of Fortune/Rules of Engagement narrative?, he had no choice but to go Right? Just show business, this General thing.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bar Flies

I was mentioning to a friend who had passed the Rich video featuring Mickey Rourke-a rightish character who reemerged in The Wrestler-- something I wrote about years ago or something about wrestling in general.  I reminded him that Rourke played Bukowski in 'Bar Fly' and he reminded me that Axl and Rourke were friends.  I post the Bukowski poem below, stolen from the LRC blog and Butler Schaefer, for no other reason then it means someone else, who pinged Schaefer, who gets it, is still out there.

What can we do?
at their best, there is gentleness in Humanity.
some understanding and, at times, acts of courage.
but all in all it is a mass, a glob that doesn’t have too much.
it is like a large animal deep in sleep and almost nothing can awaken it.
when activated it’s best at brutality, selfishness, unjust judgments, murder.
what can we do with it, this Humanity?
avoid the thing as much as possible.
treat it as you would anything poisonous, vicious, and mindless.
but be careful. it has enacted law to protect itself from you.
it can kill you without cause.
and to escape it you must be subtle.
few escape.
it’s up to you to figure a plan.
I have met nobody who has escaped.
I have met some of the great and famous but they have not escaped
for they are only great and famous within Humanity.
I have not escaped
but I have not failed in trying again and again.
before my death I hope to obtain my life.
—       Charles Bukowski

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Impeach Just-us Roberts

Thomas Jefferson favored impeaching Supreme Court Justices, enough precedent for me.

Scott Richert @ Chronicles Magazine blasts Conservative Inc spin on Robert's betrayal:

Earl Warren Rides Again 

And the Catholic Church that supported "universal healthcare" but now has to face the reality of paying for contraceptives and so forth should up the ante and deny Just-us Roberts communion. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Death and Taxes

The Greens/consumerist liberals, often with the Unitarian Church, have been quietly promoting the “home burial” movement/alt. funeral for many years. 

To their credit, they have alerted the follower to what should be serious concerns about the regulations regarding funerals—massive rent seeking protections (licensing, regulation, death certificates) from the all powerful funeral industry lobby.  The sheer cost has been driving the increase, and predicted increase, in the cremation option—also heavily regulated.

Owing to the greater movement of our peoples, the cost of a fixed plot that would never be visited—let alone in some sub-dev cemetery, not like the ones found on the side of a road through-out the rural towns, but these creepy things with winding roads.  And even if you do get a family plot, like my Grandfather and my Grandmother and her brothers, in the front yard of their rural church, well, it used to be rural.  Now there is a strip mall across the street and a sub-dev next door to the old church.

Being scattered to the wind seems to fit our time.

Like the home birth movement, Rightists need to be involved, encouraging entrepreneurship on the grounds of undercutting the funeral racket, and fighting for deregulation and property rights as they are accustomed to doing.  (Dr. Paul could really help here.)  There is a good chance there is already a local network in your area.

The reality is, 30-something, that nobody will know who you were 100 years from now, and the cost of your own funeral will likely be out of reach at the end of your days anyway—save some dehumanizing industrial option I am sure they shall have for sale in those decades ahead.  The SWPL sorts will obsess over it (being shot out into space and so forth).

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Political Intrigue

Ron Paul endorsed Reagan in 1976—the campaign and more then a few of his supporters on-line liked to remind one of the fact.  And sure, Reagan vs Ford in ’76, makes fair sense.  But keep in mind, Reagan was the governor of California, where he made divorce easier, legalized abortion, accumulated debt and raised taxes and spending to the point of inducing a populist tax revolt. 

Rand endorsed Romney; is it so much worse? 

It is not morally worse--Romney by all accounts is decent as a human being; and Reagan really did finish off what was a real populist revolt, and yet, I cannot hardly fault the elder Paul for endorsing Reagan against the very CFR Ford.

While I could have written and directed a better approach for Rand Paul, and it should be obvious his handlers are either out of touch with the street, or outright scoundrels with knowledge of the street-view, some leeway is required for clear thinking.

What made Sweet Child O Mine different from the rock ballads of its day, was after the lovely verse, and simple tune, the music jams out, and then changes to something different, not pretty, and Axl asks “where do we go now?”  It was right there that glam rock ended, and prog rock, with a metal edge, became dominant.

The Paul troops are fighting on, with many fronts--lawsuits, concerts, and so forth, having not received the memo that the campaign is over.  Lew Rockwell closed up his sub-blog, Political Theater this weekend.  He wants to keep his branding tied to Paul, and staying in line, apparently.  He does have a business to run.

Before casting a stone, make sure you have all your bases covered.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Weekend Music for the Doomed

Jerry Cantrell and Phil Anselmo...(GNR's Duff is playing bass.)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Revising the War of 1812

Raimondo is out with a column on a favorite, the War of 1812.  Our genetic memory of something very, very bad, or good, happening on rounded years, encourages such recollections; I have long argued that the centennial on the Great War will be our best opportunity for spiritual change.

Just a couple points to add:

Who knows if they were lying, as politicians do, but the Massachusetts operation was able to produce several folks, including a Congressman, who denied there was much of anything to the Impressment business.  John Quincy Adams, attempting to keep the peace, argued that well, if the subject was murder, then does it really matter how many were actually impressed?

Presidential Material.

-John Henry, not the steel driving bastard, was a British spy who seemed to have had actual connections with New England Federalist elite who were flirting as pro-secessionist and alliance with Britain.  President Madison bought some goods/documents off Henry that alleged there was a Federalist secessionist plot in New England.  The New England Federalists denied such a thing, and Madison's charge was made to look ridiculous when it was learned the "evidence" was purchased.  Who knows, really, but an early sign of serious entrepreneurial double agent activity.

-In the year of 1812, the only Prime Minister of England to be assassinated occurred in  May of 1812.  While the British Empire, namely its naval power, was being challenged severely, the English populace seemed to dislike the Tory PM, seemed to understand where the assassin was coming from; the Prime Minister was killed by a...wait for it...lone gunmen with...keep waiting...a stint in Russia in the bio.

-Most importantly to recall, the Constitution was largely a Southern power move, but the Southern elite overplayed their hand, and went broke over the War of 1812, ceding power to the Yankee elite around Boston.

The embargo Mr. Jefferson had imposed in his move for autarky, coupled with Mr. Madison's War, had led Boston elites to go long on factories, and with the post-war bust, the Yankee elite ditched their sea going merchant "free trade" thinking, and embraced "protectionism".  It's often forgotten that protectionism began in the South and West at the beginning of the Constitutional Era Republic, only to be adopted by the Yankee elites after the War of 1812.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

When the NFL goes down, when the time arrives to pay

Drew Brees, Quarterback New Orleans Saints-- presently sitting out, waiting for a contract while his team is decimated thanks to an alleged Bounty program-- compares the NFL’s case against his team, to the ‘Iraq has WMDs’ nonsense.

I find this a fascinating use of a political meme by an NFL player.  (Perhaps, the last one was from Pittsburgh running back, Rashard Mendenhall, who tweeted doubts on 9/11 orthodoxy.)

National Football League head, Roger Goodell, worked his way up the ranks of the NFL front-office, becoming Commissioner in 2006.  His objective was to clean up the game, keep it 'family values' Republican (in contrast to the NBA that also started to clean up its act in the time period) and secure public monies for stadiums (pro-growth Republican, but technically, not Republican—stadium money votes are generally losers for Republicans.)

Goodell, keep in mind 2006-07, inherited the Pat Tillman situation, a player the NFL had exploited (there is no other term) in light of keeping those ‘family values’.  In 2007, the NFL, those gladiators, refused to intercede on the government’s attempt to obstruct a clear airing on the death of Pat Tillman, and offer real punishments for the culprits of the PR campaign that surrounded and (re?) murdered the complex personality, Pat Tillman, and the deliberate destruction of evidence, including most especially, a diary Pat kept.  Goodell, the NFL, did nothing like say, that Roman...

I am not sure what to make of the science behind the concussion lawsuits, but I get the ramifications.  Few pleasures are like a Sunday afternoon in the Fall with my male friends, eating well—those glorious paleo hot wings, and drinking, talking about the latest atrocity and the doom that awaits as the kids battle it out in the background.  The games aren’t important—if Tebow remains a curiosity, but the wives grant the time out of habit so why give it up?

Yet, this version of the NFL deserves to go down, so it cannot hurt to root for the former players.  

And root for Pat Tillman.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Far Right Snus

ApocalypseCometh (an outstanding doom/misery culture blog of interest) asks, "Could tobacco be good for you?" (which I guess is the default Far Right position on tobacco.)

Tobacco is not a vitamin, it is a vice, and while this blog supports the use of snus because snus is paleo, the comment section offers the role of contemporary conspiracy thinking applied to tobacco use, where Keoni Galt points out that it's the fertilizer used in growing industrial tobacco for cigarettes that is the source of cancer,  a sort of mid point, a point of political consensus, that suggests smoking tobacco is bad, but something that could be remedied.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sleaze Rock, rivalry update

On the Evangelicals versus the "satanists" theme, Allan Wall reports on Focus on the Family supporting Amnesty.

Week to Week, Day to Day, Hour to Hour

Fingers aching as the body ages
Breaking rocks all day

Have a few pints and melt into the couch
Strive to still awake
Some Metal asked for from the machines;
vulgar, primal, grinding
the harmony.

A hand stretching from the ooze
Half the face surfaces to see the morning sky
 To suck in a breath, before being dragged back down under
   To struggle on, to be thankful for the air
   That merciful Creator.

Morning arrives with the machine making the coffee
A timer indeed.
The children break from their slumber to stir me
The cubs are still young

Overjoyed for air.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Far Right and Antiwar

The late and lamented (or unlamented as the reality is for the moment) Jonathan Bowden fearlessly attempted the anti-war position during his life in the near-recent, in particular interest, focusing on the dysgenic aspects of slaughtering the warrior young.  While Justin Raimondo, who claimed to put antiwar first, failed to remark that Nick Griffin and his British National Party were antiwar, if  heaped scorn, the BNP was and is antiwar. One might credit Mr. Bowden for helping to hold the line within British Nationalism.

(To the skeptics, Tom Woods recently mentioned his own concern that the Campaign for Liberty was drifting from the anti-war position--new alliances are necessary if one is serious.)
The American Counter-Currents Publishing site offers much, often useful, recycling and repackaging of older material from an earlier media age; the pro-Zionist if antagonist project remains a 'work in progress', nevertheless, IMO.

With that said, there is "new stuff" on a variety of fronts.

An elder, Andrew Hamilton, offers a piece on War, where he lays out a Far Right rationale to be against war.  In the age of Fight Club and MMA (and so forth), the sort of violence equivalent to the lothario within the PUA/Manosphere thing, it is an important, and well stated piece to consider.

A reply:

Well done. 

Bowden didn't spend enough time on this subject (IMO), even if he held his ground on the wars of his time throughout his life.

The point on our own Revolution is solid--it is "our" (for Old Stock Americans) Original Sin, just as the Constitution was a coup d'etat against the Articles of Confederation.
A side story, for whatever it might be worth:

My Great Uncle was a drafted medic into the Navy, serving in the Pacific.  He was awarded a medal for performance on Okinawa--he talked about friends disintegrating next to him.  He also saw Nagasaki first hand after the surrender.  During my early years, he was the War Hero, the celebrated War Hero.  As a 'war skeptic' after college--a history major who amongst other things, discovered and wrote a paper on Ernst Junger, I had breakfast with him after graduation at his home.  While I would see him at a few more funerals before his own reward, this would be our last time together.

I told him that I had no plans to enlist, that, with all due respect, I don't really believe in any of the wars.

What followed was a blessing.  He told me how awful his time was, if how much he hated the Japs.  How when the government contacted him for a free trip to Okinawa in 1995 for a reunion of sorts, he passed--he told me after the war he cut off all contact.

I wonder if it was because Nagasaki was the most Catholic of Japanese cities, but he told me when he arrived in Nagasaki, and saw what he had been apart of--his voice shook, conjuring the memories, and the chap was Alpha, he couldn't put it together.  A Japanese officer surrendered his sword to him (which he eventually just gave away, perhaps as he lacked sons of his own.)  My father and uncle, their entire lives, had never seen this side of him; he was always just the war hero.  And there I was.   I cannot ever go back.

He told me he'd have rather died in an invasion.  Nagasaki was that bad.

The man prayed before every meal.

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Case for a Hardcore Birther Campaign

A Primer:

Virgil Goode, Constitution Party Presidential nominee, has some work to do to get-over on “non-interventionism” with the average Constitution Third Party Protest Voter.  To the extent I have any experience with the local outposts of the Constitution Party, it is unclear they have learned the Cold War is over, it had all been a ruse, nor is it clear they actually receive mailings from the CP that keep them up to date on current verbiage and policy positions.

For background, the de facto Rightwing protest party in the American version of party politics changed its name from US Taxpayers Party to the Constitution Party many cycles ago, which has just a little too much of that ‘America is an idea’/"propositional nation" crap, rather than a collection of free and sovereign men with inalienable rights with a minimal shed of  "propositional" nationalism. 

In an effort to advance the position and situation of the Constitution Party, I encourage the CP Presidential Nominee, Virgil Goode, to focus party propaganda on the Birther Question.

In the broadest of strokes, the Birther Question remains: is the Executive Branch a legitimate government?

While paying respects to those who search for a legalism to “prove” via legalism that the Executive is not legitimate will be a requirement (with all its birth certificate talk, an ancient tradition in Anglo-Saxon politics of succession, and the subject of even a Harry Potter installment—the Half Blood Prince) a much broader dialogue on the rights of sovereign men, and what it implications would be most encouraging.

The discussion can lean towards Thomas Naylor’s complaint  (is Leftwing, Counterpunch Birther--yes!), that Hawaii isn’t even a real state.  Let that be the seed of all Birtherism, with the birth certificate being a rich, if minor, specie of the same question.

The discussion can encourage research around Obama’s mother’sties to the CIA  (let me note the author of the link, Wayne Madsen is a Left conspiracy author), the Geithner family, andObama’s work at Business International.

The discussion should also swing to pointing out that Marco Rubio is not eligible to serve as Vice President, or at least to seriously ask the question.

If the CP is to have any value as a Rightwing Party, in light of the emergence of the A3P, and their candidate, Merlin Miller, competing for patriotic votes, and who to their credit, hold a clear line on anti-interventionism, it would seem reasonable corporate strategy to pursue a more identitarian strategy, and Birtherism provides a means, both populist and elitist, to ask the questions of our time.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sleaze Rocks, Part II Evangelicals vs “Satanic Metal”

If the main stage was the PMRC hearings, the real action was the emergence of "moral majority" actors versus “Satanic” Heavy Metal.  To recall, the 1980s faced a series of sensational collective psychosis, Left and Right: reports of ritual, often Satanic child abuse and murder in childcare centers (where Janet Reno made her bones—any wonder Florida produced Death Metal?); reports of nationwide child-sex rings (e.g. Franklin Cover-Up) that reached to the highest elites; Dungeons and Dragons promoting Satanism and suicide; teen suicide. 

“Satanic” Heavy Metal is generally suggested to have begun with the British New Wave Metal acts, like Iron Maiden, and Venom, who did an outright Satanic act.  But by 1986, touring with Henry Rollin’s Black Flag outfit, the band was a sort of parody of itself.  King Diamond enjoyed a similar type of success doing gothic Metal with opera vocals, and Geraldo helped him ham it up with an interview where he declared he was a Satanist (neither the members of Venom nor King Diamond are “really” Satanists, it was just theater.)

While Venom had played itself out, it did spawn a genre and style, that did exist, but the real thing had already come and gone (Coven in the late ‘60s was outright Occult, and backward masking was used by The Beatles and the cult around alleged subliminal messages was massive—Charles Manson it’s prophet.) 

In the United States, San Francisco Metallers moved from Dungeon and Dragons to more grotesque imagery, but the Satanism was limited to imagery in bands like Slayer (originally, Dragonslayer—more Dungeons and Dragons.)
Both the evangelical community and the PMRC (and more then a few trial lawyers) accused musicians/producers/record companies of a technique called backwards masking, and promoted the theory of subliminal messaging (which was popular on the Right and Left.)  The more general accusation was that Heavy Metal promoted Satanism in the form of encouraging drug use, promiscuity and suicide

I have jumped ahead, and need to rewind back to the point about Dungeons and Dragons, a fantasy role playing game that was inspired by the works of JRR Tolkien, Ron E. Howard of Conan fame, and HL Lovecraft—one might conclude that D&D was ‘rightwing’ with such influences.

One might also conclude that if Satanic Heavy Metal "promoted" drug use, promiscuity, and suicide--well, that is what the Devil does, right?

To conclude, a strain of anti-Catholic Evangelical Protestantism allied with Tipper Gore made up the Left, and Sleaze & “Satan” were on the Right.

The 90s awaited.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sleaze Rocks, Part I

Sleaze is Right

Growing up in the 80s, one’s first exposure to the censorship crowd came via some Senator wives in the form of the PMRC, the Parental Music Resource Center.  Tipper Gore gave some description of her daughter hanging a picture of a rocker’s crotch on the wall (assumed to be Blackie Lawless and WASP) which, inspired her to action.

While granted, WASP was filthy; the PMRC chose to single out other popular acts of the time, like Twisted Sister with their breakthrough album, Stay Hungry, for alleged (and imaginary) subversion.  This was likely the last time the Evangelicals (to be covered in Part 2) were aligned with mainstream Democrats (though worth nothing, Fred Phelps worked for Al Gore in 1988.)

This very public attack on music the kids liked, music, like Stay Hungry, which I played on my cassette walkman, tapped a node of Againstism, against those old Puritans—and who gave Karenna money to buy a WASP poster anyway, Tips? 

Dee Snider’s testimony before Congress was one of the most exciting things of the time and hard to even consider a comparison.  Mr. Snider came into Congress, in full Metal regalia, defended himself as a Christian, as a man, as a family man, and tweaked Tipper’s twisted mind.  (It’s worth noting that Snider is still married to the same and only woman —ask Tipper about that.)

Axl Rose, after making it big--setting aside the banning of the original Appetite for Destruction cover-- neatly advanced sleaze into both the music, presentation and the politics into his act, when one considers the brilliant Midwest populist antiwar epic, Civil War, was unveiled at Farm Aid 1990, with the second and final song of the set, being the punk cover, “Down on the Farm.”  Trust me, the crowd was hoping for Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City or Sweet Child O Mine--what they got was history.  It’s a minor theory, shared in a small circle, but Axl brought sleaze to Country.

Of course, sleaze in the rock format played itself out, as American Realism and Naturalism demanded something ever more concrete, like Trent Reznor recording Further Down the Spiral in the home of the Manson Murders, to be rivaled by Axl sneaking a cover of a Manson song onto the end of the last GNR album, Spaghetti Incident.  Pretty much the end of the road for sleaze in Metal—though it didn't hesitate to go further in various banned album covers of popular acts or in Marilyn Manson's act.

But sleaze is currently alive and hanging around in the Alt Country format of Nashville Pussy, Hank Williams III and so forth.

What is quite notable is that sleaze has remained nominal Rightwing populist, against the Power, and Tipper Gore deserves rightful credit.
Blackie Lawless and his WASP act were done in by the 1988 rockumentary :Decline and Fall of Western Civilization Part II, The Metal Years.  The scene shows WASP guitarist, Chris Holmes, hamming it up for the camera, in an act of alcoholic decadence, albeit in a sad way, with his mother in the background.  In 2010, Blackie announced that he was a Born Again Christian and would no longer play the very song Tipper complained against.

In 2008, Blackie had announced he was supporting McCain to stop Obama, as Blackie did indeed cling to his guns and Bible.
Part 2, "Satanic Rock" and the Evangelicals to come

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Notes from Front Heartland

A friend writes:
"Anyway, the sleaze-types are mostly on our side, another point most don't like. Everyone hates John Rich, but look at this, Rich may be an underground marketeer, but this video was a masterstroke, using Kristofferson on the nominal left and a Rourke, on the nominal right. It created a minor sensation back in the day...very minor...Rich may write half the retarded pop-country hits in Nashville today, but he isn't heard from, much anymore.

Everybody's ox is getting gored, they're just anesthized to it. Little signs keep it alive...like Nashville Pussy singer Blain Cartright (who has a kind of love/hate relationship with Uncle Nugent) praising Warren Oates (hometown boy, Owensburg Kentucky, Bill Kaufman article) and bashing Johnny Depp, but not from a patriotard angle. "

Then the signal was lost.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Conspiracy Business: Alex Jones

Back when an Anglo Saxon received an education in English History, or an Italian was expected to read Machiavelli, the concept of elite machinations, intrigue and deception was quite normal, but alas, finds itself cut off from most of the mass imagination north of the mean on the Bell Curve in these times.

In the 70s, counter-cultural journalism was limited to newsletters, bookselling/conferences and the semi-legal ‘Men’s Magazine’ that in order to legally be shipped in the mail, had to contain actual, non-obscene ‘journalism.’

Fletcher Prouty is generally the most famous example with his series of articles in the mid-late 70’s Gallery covering U2/Gary Powers and the Kennedy Assassination. , and more recently, Carol Valentine and Linda Thompson’s (APFN) Waco investigation in Penthouse circa 1995.

The newsletter business tended to be closed-loop, where the newsletter/newspaper/magazine sold a series of books in line with a general conspiratorial view with no crossover (e.g. Covert Action Quarterly, Liberty Bell/The Spotlight, Soldier of Fortune, producing three different sets of conspiratorial minds.) 

The most famous/infamous in rightwing political conspiracy publishing was the various Willis Carto related publications (Liberty Bell & The Spotlight, with The Spotlight becoming The American Free Press after losing a lawsuit to a chap connected to the OKC Bombing.)

The point here is that each was a competing publishing firm, to be thought of as a political party in a corporate sense. For example, Soldier of Fortune and APFN (see next paragraph) were both early to the scene with Waco narratives, but when APFN delved into the presence of Delta Force at Waco (note the source, the Leftwing, Counterpunch), Soldier of Fortune took a different direction--and became its own conspiracy.

By the 80s, the fax machine, in the form of APFN (at one time, the F stood for fax), was gradually replaced with the Internet Message Board, and then replaced by the Internet most of us know today in and around 1992.  This development finally led to some collaborative narratives (Danny Casolaro's Octopus--in a Covert Action spinoff, PROMIS software, and Hillary Clinton's work for Alltel--all three pieces still hang around today; Fox News wove Promis into their 9/11 coverage at the time.)

 I shall finish my narrative here:
Recent post at CHT:
Alex Jones was a leader in the application of technology to an existing field of folk inquiry long popular in various forms of the patriot movement, historically a little more left then Right. Alex Jones, speaking in the rightwing populist rhetoric of his time, was able to reach heights the old guard of conferences/book selling and newsletters never achieved*–never thought to achieve.
Many in his line of work had at one time or another dipped into UFO stuff for a paycheck–Jones has done better on credibility, in turn leading to charges of disinfo.
Jones is different though. He was able to get on The View and defend his friend Charlie Sheen (a popular thing to do on dissident Right boards at the time) but I think that achieved a new level of respect. Music icons like Dave Mustaine and Billy Corgan feel safe to use the show to promote themselves, as has Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul.
The vibe of the site is thus different cultural positions on folk inquiry.
While from a journalistic stand point, Infowars is behind lets say WND in quality prose and logical presentation but really, not that much different. And considering the NY Times printed ridiculous Iraq Is Scary stories on the frontpage, perhaps the evaluation system needs to be reconsidered.
* The Carto publishing folks are of dubious quality, not in intelligence and wordsmith, but any tactical program beyond charlatan book selling; I don’t believe they have produced anyone like a Jones, and their only crossover author Mark Lane (first on the scene with a JFK conspiracy book in ’64, and strangely, involved with Jonestown)
retreated to the Carto world; I am not sure they have produced one crossover personality, if plenty of sensationalism
But Jones nevertheless reaches out to that audience by having Tucker on and giving Tucker credibility….
I feel my point wasn’t stated clearly enough, or I came up with it after writing about it, but Alex Jones was able to get Carto material on paleo boards, because the “custody” of the verbiage had been slightly sanitized.
This is a really impressive function, I have come to appreciate rather than shake my head. Jones is a Middle Man.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Melancholia Apologia

James Kirkpatrick's November, Thanksgiving time, review of Melancholia for Alternative Right, left me exhausted.  Being the sort of fellow I am, I was certain the review was far better then the movie, but I added it to Netflix at the time.

It finally arrived in mid-March, and while not as cathartic as the review, there was a certain quality to the film for the Doom audience.  Several weeks would go by, then a month.  For whatever reason, the reported story of a Greek pensioner taking his own life combined in my head, with the movie in one fitful night of sleep.

The abyss had stared back.
Steve Sailer showed his Lester Bangs side in his review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and reviewed Melancholia today at Takimag.

Guessing Sailer was intrigued that the Paleo Hipsters seemed to be into the movie, so he had to write something.

Whatever the case, the Doom Audience is happy to have the attention.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tim Thomas is Paleo

Staying on the sporting life theme, Tim Thomas, Bruins goalie, has told the team and his fans, followers, and detractors, that he is taking next year off, to focus on family, faith, and friends.

For background, Tim Thomas played a once in a lifetime (not his, ours) goalie in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and delivered the long suffering Boston Bruins their first Stanley Cup since the 1970s.

Tim Thomas was a little different in how he got to the NHL; he was a solid college hockey goalie at the University of Vermont, Class of '97.  (College hockey in New England has always been very big, like college football in the South, and the ‘90s Era Hockey East conference was probably as corrupt.)

Thomas kicked around the NHL, Europe and so forth, and finally, he had gotten a run with the Bruins.  After the Stanley Cup victory, he was probably the city's most beloved sports celebrity (Tom Brady’s act just doesn’t fit with everybody.)

That is until last January, when he refused to go to the White House and the tide turned strongly against him.

It was rumored that Tim Thomas was one us for some time, and a picture of Thomas posing with a Ron Paul supporter let us know that he was indeed, one of us.

In a way, I was not surprised to hear he was taking a year off, so to speak. One is accustomed to expect such things.

On his facebook, Thomas linked to an article on Glenn Beck’sBlaze site, which had been, most likely, lifted from the 'Wall Street counter culture' site, ZeroHedge, foretelling a fast approaching financial doom, rather, apocalypse—within a year’s time.
It would be a mistake to say that Thomas believes the article in a very literal sense, and is hitting the bunker like the aforementioned, Steve Carlton.  Spending more time with family, faith and friends, is most likely his motivation.

But there is no question that Tim Thomas is part of our thing--setting a new bar for righteous displays of Againstist angst-- and dare I say, dare I hope, likely will continue to be.