here’s the result. this is what being in a cult looks like. The complete collapse of reason, replaced by magical thinking, a belief in salvation, a religious zeal, visions, fanaticism. These are comments of Americans in my home town in Kentucky

Briefing For a Descent Into Hell

Well, that’s the title of Doris Lessing’s 1971 book, Briefing For a Descent Into Hell. Which I bought as a kid but never read. Always meant to though… Back then I thought it was science fiction, but for fuck’s sake now… Feldman’s reply here (in the video clip) is of course weaker than, …I don’t […]

Let’s Talk about Doctors

We’re taught, I mean actively, we’re taught to respect and even admire doctors. Above all, to trust them. This teaching happens in many ways. Education itself, I mean, first of all, it’s the primary lesson, the very purpose of education. What did we learn from 12 years of school, plus “university” after that? Really not […]

I have near zero people in my circle of family and friends who admire Trump

Kathi Roussel I’m in western NY, and I have to say, that the majority of people I’m acquainted with are all pro vax, pro mask, pro lockdown, and so on. These are people in the arts who I’d always imagined were free thinkers and non conformists. It’s been shocking to discover that the quite opposite […]

Corruption Loves Science

While you “fucking LOVE science”… Fauci loves FUCKING science. Covid This is testimony about the medical professions’ systematic withholding of any treatment at all for respiratory patients who receive a positive Covid test, for 2 weeks until they then arrive at a hospital. If that doesn’t strike you as abnormal, and even on the surface, […]

a party of and for extreme far right reactionaries: The Democratic Party

Essential. A friend writes: “It’s interesting, people on the so-called right have been sounding more and more like peacenik hippies lately. They’ve taken the anti-war position, they’re promoting personal freedoms, anti-corporatism, self-sufficiency, organic local food – even farmers markets have become a ‘dogwhistle’ for nationalism. Meanwhile the so called left have gone full-on authoritarian, pro-CIA […]

Third Sunrise in Three Days

Any info on countries reporting a third wave? “Third wave” is again the use of the technique of “false premise that’s literally true” The technique presumes an opposition based on disproving what is literally true. The unstated false premise is that a wave is preventable by any means. It’s like a third sunrise in 3 […]

We Want to Do Everything Possible

This is a story about doing everything possible. This is a work of fiction. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental. By the way: The Strange Reason Nearly Every Film Ends by Saying It’s Fiction (You Guessed It: Rasputin!) Sara You want to know why? Daryl Yeah. Tell […]

if this remains broken – we are not going to like the world that results

Met someone today, my age. Although she seemed to think the vaccine would make things normal (she was reluctant to take it), she made more sense than most. Said school closings is a crime, she lost all confidence in government. We should not keep young people inside, the 70+ are out all the time anyway. […]


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