Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Saturday, January 14, 2006

I'm sick of the lies...

I'm horrified. And disgusted. And depressed.

Who with? "Western" society, that's who.

Why? Well, that's almost too big and too complex for this inarticulate and under-informed old fart to communicate to you in a way that would really explain it all to you. And anyhow, who bothers to read this shit anyway? I'm just ranting at the converted minority - those few who, like me, have realised that we in the "developed" world are controlled and brainwashed by the most selfish, exploitative, corrupt, arrogant, willfully ignorant, self-deluded, thieving, mass-murdering psychopaths on the planet.

Our very lifestyle is not just unsustainable, it is exploitative, and corrupt, nay, it is pure evil wich has been given a nice, shiny, chrome plated finish.

And we love it.

We love it so much we will gladly remain deaf to the lies we are told, and oblivious to the lies we are telling to ourselves, as long as we can get more of this wonderful lifestyle for just a little bit longer.

We are lifestyle junkies and the people running our "Western democracies" are its suppliers and pushers. They make the megabucks whilst we stay hooked.

We now refer to this wonderfully corrupt, exploitational, wasteful, excessive, lying, cheating, mass-murdering way of living as being "our way of life". We refer to it as a "high" standard of living.

And we sure are "high" on our standard of living...

And like all addicts, we are in total denial about the costs and deficits of this "high" standard lifestyle we have come to believe is our birthright. We don't want to know what it's doing to the people we exploit, cheat and kill, and whose cultures and habitats we trash in order for us to sustain, just a little bit longer, our totally unsustainable lifestyle. We don't want to know about the evil and murderous political and military interference we visit upon these people.

And so we desperately gobble up the propaganda we are fed and we convince ourselves of its truth. And we convince ourselves that our leaders know what they are doing and that they are are acting in our best interests.

And here is where the logic gets circular.

Given the interests we have been brainwashed to have, these leaders, these sycophants of the robber barons, are acting in "our" interests.

But it's getting very, very ugly...

There are those who are so infuriated by what our military and political machinations have done to their people, countries, cultures, habitat, resources, etc., that they are at their wits end and they have resorted to violent or armed resistance. Our propagandists, our bullshitmeisters, have labelled them "terrorists" in order to blind us to the true reason for our victims' madness and despair. God forbid we should acknowledge that any of this had anything to do with what we have been doing to them for a long, long time...

And so our governors demonise these "terrorsts" and the communities from which they arise. And so we wage "war on terror" - a nice euphemism for crushing the exploited and the oppressed if they dare lift a hand against their exploiters and oppressors.

And there are those who have decided that the best way to resist this untenable evil is to engage, not in violent resistance, but in peaceful, nonviolent resistance. This too is now being nobbled by our governors via the clever laws thay are passing which will make even nonviolent protest illegal.

And now our governors have passed laws which can have the likes of you and me arrested for the very act of trying to expose their murderous lies and deceptions.

So how do you fight these evil, lying, mass-murdering bastards?

"Elections" you say?

You are a naïve little dreamer, aren't you? Or a deluded one...

The Propaganda Machine will make sure that the majority will stay the course... Oh yes, elections are all the go... Democracy has degenerated into the biggest-ever fraud perpetrated on a gullible public.

Happy voting, voters...


Blogger Link said...

Oh Gerry, sadly you are (so) right. Spot on. See what the black dog will do for us? Those living in a permanent state of la la land see this as just being so much negativity. And the RWDBs reckon we've never had it so good. It is all rather depressing, no doubt about that. But you know what's not depressing? Your post. That I am not alone in thinking this too. If you think it and I think it then I'm sure we're not alone either. Changing it a mammoth task. But not accepting it is absolutely vital.

Blog on brother. Be glad that you can broadcast your message to the world at large.

January 14, 2006 11:16 AM  
Blogger JahTeh said...

Blessed be the bloggers. This is going to be the only way since we can't trust newspapers to spin the word around the world.

"Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my Lords, that where law ends, Tyranny begins!"
William Pitt, Earl of Chatham. (1708-98)

January 14, 2006 2:33 PM  
Blogger Ron said...


January 14, 2006 7:24 PM  
Blogger BigBob said...

Great post Gerry.

You can't blame most people, it is far easier to submit and go with the flow than to kick up a stink.

Still, you just can't shake the feeling that this all like a huge game of Ganga, and that sooner or later someone must pull out the critical brick keeping it all together.

January 14, 2006 10:21 PM  
Blogger chumpsrock said...

I read you loud and clear, Gerry.

It's fitting that the only 'real ground' left to stand on is in this cyber-world.

The outlook Link encourages is getting more and more difficult to maintain - luckily it's made a little easier with a healthy dose of Diogenes.

January 15, 2006 3:05 AM  
Blogger Davo said...

Blessed be, dingbat.

January 15, 2006 6:36 PM  
Blogger GreenSmile said...

bad is one thing and hopeless is another.

That the total effect of a population which, because it can get in its jeep and go like hell, and usually to hell or one of its way stations, imagines it is making choices and free, is indeed ruinous. That, as a whole, developed economies beget in their populations a culture of buying any little goodie their cash or credit can get them whether or not the environment can afford the luxury, is a one way street to dire shortages and a despoiled planet. IOW, I agree with you this far.

That our "leadership" has had a hand in this I do not disagree. But I think our technical powers of transportation and communication have completely overtaken the much slower development of cultural values and habits which, historically speaking and especially if you consider the neolithic cultures we displaced e.g. aboriginies or american indians, had reached a balance point with their most important resources. Our reverence for nature as a provider has not yet come into the balance that is manifest in the sayings and folkways of several "primitive" cultures we have wiped out. The war-making of mideval kings who had banking help from wealthy trading and land owning families has been altered by the visibility and integration that modern communications enable. Though democracies would rather trade than fight, the same grasping for empire now goes on. It goes on with, as I think you believe, the guidance of a leadership that is the convergence of companies that sell us what we want and politicians who tell us what we want to hear. I am only parting from your view slightly at this point, I think.

That we will, as nations, as populations, as electorates, NEVER wise up or only wise up too late is too pessimistic a view for me. Throughout all but the most recent history, humans have gotten by with so much less wealth and comfort. I think we are addicted to something that we CAN kick if we need too. The withdrawal will of course be a pretty rough patch to get through. And yes, Dubya and company haven't got the foggiest f__king clue what you and I are talking about...they are going to be the door mat we walk on as we enter this rough patch because this last generation of kings and bankers have less room to operate in secret than ever before, they just can't order a starving or impoverished people to keep buying more cars or dig up mountain ranges for the last shovelful of coal.

or so I hope.

January 19, 2006 12:07 AM  
Blogger Brownie said...

we have plenty of time before the next election to get the qualifying 500 members to pay a dollar to join our Bloggers Party, $350 to register our stand, plenty of smarties blogging to write our various platforms, all campaigning cost free ONLINE.. we piss it in.
free the refugees.
put the catchments where the damn rain falls.
stop propping china up by buying every gimcrack bit of shit their poor kids slave to make.
Turn Nauru into a resort to amend for how we ruined it.
Help East Timorese instead of exploiting them,
etc etc

January 19, 2006 2:23 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
-- Winston Churchill

"Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried."
-- Winston Churchill

Now that's what I call ambivalence.

February 25, 2006 4:28 AM  

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