“In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.” — Aeschylus
IT’S PROBABLY NOTHING:
All of the Black Sea’s Fleets Kilo-Class Attack Submarines and possibly other Russian Navy Submarines have reportedly been put to Sea from the Port of Sevastopol today, all Kilo-Class Submarines are more than likely Fully-Armed with around 4 3M-54 Kalibr Cruise Missiles each. pic.twitter.com/EAF7Gh4ABg
— OSINTdefender (@sentdefender) May 13, 2022
BUT A GOOD CIGAR IS A SMOKE: A woman is anyone who says she is a woman. A woman is a feeling, a shimmering nimbus of possibility, an echo of distant dreams reverberating gingerly through a winter’s gloaming. She is a mewling constellation, a bagful of semi-felched pixies, the enchanted stardust that pirouettes luminously on the spindle of time. It’s got absolutely nothing to do with tits.
PEDOS ON PARADE: An academic who resigned from a Virginia university after saying it wasn’t necessarily immoral for adults to be sexually attracted to kids has been hired by a Johns Hopkins University center aimed at preventing child sexual abuse.
ADVICE TO RUSSIA:
“Don’t fight Finland in the winter time”
“But it’s Finland, it’s always winter”
“Did you not just hear what I said?”
Everything is fine. Ask no questions. pic.twitter.com/56OQcRXwRI
— U.S. Ministry of Truth (@USMiniTru) May 6, 2022
The war to prevent Musk from opening Twitter back up will put an end to the democracy business. Even the dullest civic nationalist can plainly see that the people in charge have zero interest in letting the public decide much of anything. Their revealed preference is for authoritarian control.
That is the good news in all of this. We can stop pretending that we will talk our way out of the catastrophe that is liberal democracy. The death of free speech means the death of democracy and the fantasies that sustain it. Authoritarian systems must be pushed into the abyss along with the authoritarians that support them. That does not happen on Twitter or at the ballot box.
FASHION FREAKSAUTOFELLATIO FESTIVAL Even more outrageous than violent daytime shoplifting is the annual freak show at the Metropolitan Museum, run by the egregious Anna Wintour, now looking more simian by the minute, oversize sunglasses not helping. The freak show is called the Met Gala, and this year the stars were the Kardashian clan, once upon an untacky (no relation) time personae non grata, now greeted like stars of Hollywood’s golden past. The tickets cost 35,000 big ones per seat, and the last time anyone who ate with a fork and knife and not their hands paid this amount I was a kid in short trousers. Talk about how the Carlyle hotel has changed, the Met Gala has gone from an elegant soiree attended by swells to a freak show overseen by Anna Wintour, just as Madison Avenue’s luxury mile has turned into a violent shoplifter’s paradise.
A TALE OF TWO ARMIES
FLOSS ALL BBC INTERVIEWERS WITH FLAMING CHAINSAWS. THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE: [*NOTE: Musk’s supercilious FT interviewer in that clip calls Trump “the toupeed elephant in the room.” However, Trump doesn’t wear a toupee; here are various theories about what’s going on with his odd hairdo. And Elon Musk has almost certainly had one or two hair transplant procedures (or perhaps even wears a toupee, but certainly has had some sort of hair intervention).
EXCUSE ME WHILE I FROW UP! Nausea Rules |Altogether, the scene looks like a multi-dimensional nightmare. Broken economy… sinking Western Civ… police state tyranny… vaccine death and injury… starvation…. So, there it is. Oh, look, those markets… they’re puking again!
D’OH THE HUMANITY IN LIVING COLOR: Hindenburgh Zeppelin last trips to New York and disaster. – YouTube
This is SO empowering. ✊
A friend just sent me this footage of early social justice activists decolonising the curriculum at a German university in 1933.
These brave pioneers are an inspiration to us all. pic.twitter.com/M9b01KCAtY
— Titania McGrath (@TitaniaMcGrath) April 29, 2022
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will next week present a bill on gasoline price gouging.
— Javier Blas (@JavierBlas) May 12, 2022
IN CLOSING I WOULD OBSERVE: So we’ve gone from energy independence and exporting energy to price controls and fuel lines.
All in less than 2 years.
Quite the accomplishment.
NEVER FORGET: “WE HAVE GOT THE MAXIM GUN AND THEY HAVE NOT.” 1897) Sir Hiram Maxim testing his invention, the machine gun.
LAST WORD: I HOPE WE’RE ABLE TO PULL BACK FROM THE BRINK. GET READY. ORGANIZE.