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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Update on My Writing and the 2016 Election
Written on March 2nd, 2016
Edited on October 5th, 2016
here’s the deal. Kind of spinning my wheels here.
Since New Year’s Eve 2015, I have
been archiving and formatting all of the writing which has appeared on this
blog, for preliminary editing, so that I can compile it into twelve books of
collected essays. I’m planning on printing all the entries, double-spaced, for
editing by a friend whom has edited a newspaper professionally in Madison,
Wisconsin. I hope to make the books available on the internet, for purchase and
delivery, within a year.
I am about 95% done with editing the
blog entries. The next tasks I have to accomplish are taking information on
several dozen of the victims in “The Obama Murders” which I compiled in 2011
and 2012, and turning them into one entry, or several entries, as a “The Obama
Murders: The Research” type piece. I am half-way through doing that. After that, I am going to create a “The
Obama Murders (Part 2)”, featuring between 70 and 125 more deaths,
disappearances, and threats of people, which appeared to have had political
Due to the relentless sitting at the
computer, and the revealing of new body after new body, which is involved in
compiling information on murder after disappearance which have occurred under
the Obama Administration, I have been relieving my stress by drawing colored
pencil pictures of pretty girls, working on my first stained glass piece, writing an "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fan script, and playing my dad’s piano, wearing out the
black keys like nobody’s business. Thank you, Kate Bush, for that. The thing
could sure use some maintenance. I’m certain that, if George W. Bush saw the piano, he
wouldsay “…there’s somethin’ wrong with this typewriter.”
After finishing the Obama Murders
pieces, my next tasks are to write the following pieces: “General Abortion Policy”;
“Jury Nullification, the Rights of the Accused, and the Self-Regulation of the
Legal Profession”; and a piece on workers’ rights for Ryan O’Doud’s YouTube
channel “Black Hand Communique”. After that, I have to draw a political cartoon
that I designed several years ago, and then I’m going to finish two unfinished
pieces, entitled “A Libertarian Critique of the Communist Manifesto” and “On
Max Weber’s Definition of the State”.
Next, I’m going to create a few
pieces featuring lyrics to my political songs; a list of my websites and
Facebook groups and pages; and a list of links to YouTube videos I have
created, the transcripts of which are not otherwise available on this blog.
After that, I have to do some light editing and formatting of my blog entries,
for printing; and then I have to write some introductions and acknowledgements
sections for the books of collected essays.
Then I’ll be able to
print everything out, three-hole-punch it, place it into a giant binder, and
send it off to my friend for editing. Once that is all done, I’m going to start
writing pieces I have ideas for, while I’m waiting for the edited manuscripts
to come back.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Alex Jones’s
Infowars channel, and am currently listening to interviews about the militia
situation in Oregon which “ended” last month. Although I listen to Alex Jones
every day, I’m not thrilled with endorsement of Donald Trump.
Trump’s calls for mass deportation, a
border wall that for all we know would do nothing to stop tunnels and may stop
animal species from migrating, temporarily halting immigration based on the
religious majority of one’s country of origin, and possibly mass internment,
are not helping his cause in my mind. But God dammit, the guy is funny, knows
how to hold an audience’s attention, and someone needed to blast a hole in
politically correct culture. But luckily for people who aren’t insane racists, there is always Ben Shapiro for that. To
borrow a phrase from Voltaire, I do not like what Trump says, but I will defend
his right to say it. Probably not to the death though, because fuck that guy,
he’s said quite enough by now, and plenty that contradicts the other stuff. As
Trump himself said, “What else is there to add?”
Alex Jones’s referencing Ron Paul as part
of the conservative legacy that led to Trump’s rise, while Paul has criticized
Trump and refused to support him – as well as the fact that Trump calling for
making torturous interrogation harsher, and Jones mentioning that that is an
area on which he disagrees with Trump, yet Jones still claims he’s a
libertarian, but also says he’s not a
libertarian – have driven me to listen to Infowars very skeptically. I’m not
sure if I’m believing these Marco Rubio gay rumors.
It’s hard to take this presidential race
seriously. Trump clearly doesn’t understand the policies he’s promoting. He
doesn’t seem to understand that you cannot have a single-payer system while “getting
rid of the lines around the states” in regards to health insurance sales. Cruz
explains this idea perfectly – as I noted in a debate video which I recently created
and posted to YouTube – yet, even though Cruz did not prosecute Lawrence v. Texas, and although he
claims to support the Bill of Rights – I cannot help but suspect him of wanting
to put homosexuals in camps, and / or stone them to death. Will that include
Marco Rubio? Only time, and reporter Wayne Madsen, will tell.
I liked John Kasich until I found out that
he profited off the collapse of Lehman Brothers. In a similar vein, I recently
found out that Donald Trump profited off of subprime mortgage sales. However, I
still feel that they cannot totally be blamed for that, since the federal government
kept interest rates low, while requiring that home loans be made to people who
could not afford to pay them back.
I can’t say I know much about Ben Carson.
I agree with his characterization that “it’s the evil government” that is
causing all our problems. I have never liked Hillary Clinton; I criticized her
in my last piece “Sanders’s Foreign Policy Silence Hides Abysmal Record”. I was
considering voting for Bernie Sanders in the Illinois primary on March 15th,
but I have decided not to, since finding out that he supported Bill Clinton’s
crime bill, and voted to support many military interventions since taking
office; interventions which saw no formal congressional authorization.
At this point, I would rather vote for
Vermin Supreme – a man who wears a giant boot on his head – than Bernie Sanders.
Supreme, at least, seems to understand economics, as he recently illustrated
with his “pony-based currency”, “pony-based debt”, and “pony bubble” comments,
as well as his recent conversion to the Libertarian Party.
Today I watched a debate which took place
several days ago in Mississippi; a debate between five candidates for the
presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party. I could not help but notice
that nobody on the stage was advocating bombing anyone or taking anyone’s
Lately, I have been referring to Bernie
Sanders as “the lesser of seven evils”, referring to his status as possibly the
least evil of the seven presidential candidates left in the race for nomination
by the two major political parties. Since finding out about Sanders’s war
record, it has become clear that this country desperately needs a third-party
option. I hope the efforts to sue the private Commission on Presidential
Debates on antitrust grounds will be successful, so that parties registered in
enough states to win the presidential election will be included in debates.
All of the “choices” in the two major
parties are inconsistent, waffling, distracting, complete bullshit. Trump wants
Mexicans and Muslims (which I’ve been uniting as “Mexlims” to describe the next
big fabricated threat to America in 2016) into camps, Hillary Clinton wants to
put conservatives into camps, and Bernie Sanders wants to put upper class
people in camps if they resist his proposed tax hikes. He may call them “jails
and prisons for tax delinquents”, but let’s be honest, they’re internment camps.
The only difference is that in an internment camp, you can work in a garden.
Nobody running for president in the
Democratic or Republican parties is calling for the free movement of labor and
capital; both Trump and Sanders want to keep low-wage jobs out of the country,
Sanders decrying open borders as “a Koch brothers proposal”, while the
Libertarians are embracing “open borders” in those exact words.
I cannot help but feel like our
politicians would not be demanding that low-wage undocumented immigrant workers
who live in the shadows should pay their taxes like everybody else, if we would
simply stop taxing income. Income funds only half of the government; the
individual income tax could be eliminated if all other taxes were doubled. I
also cannot help but feel like we wouldn’t have politicians calling for an approximately
40% increase in the minimum wage, if we didn’t have local, state, and federal
governments taxing us out of 40% of our earnings.
I just don’t know what to do about this
shit anymore. Something about this election makes me want to just fuck off and
draw Boy George. I just turned 29, but I feel like, any day now, I’m going to
turn into an old man who’s obsessed with World War II, calls in to radio and TV
shows, and writes letters to the editor about how they’re coming to take our
guns away. I’m planning on calling Alex Jones about the 2nd
Amendment, and C-SPAN about how the election is complete bullshit, any day now.
But for now, I have housework to do.
This has been a distraction from the shit I’m
supposed to be doing right now to further my writing “career”, preserve my
legacy, and work towards having published twelve books by the time I turn 30
years old. Anyway, long story short, enjoy your collapsing mess of a country
and your collapsing political dialogue. I’m gonna go binge on coffee and smoke in the bathtub
while listening to Culture Club.