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LIONEL PODCAST: Interminable Intermeddling Inter Alia

It all begin with a twisted dream.

This is a most fascinating day for me. It’s the first day of Fall and the beginning of my pre-colonoscopy prep. The subject fascinates people. That’s right. The seasons. I kid, of course.

And this is true especially by and from those who’ve had a Roto-Rooter scope in the past.  Folks love to overdo the prep portion. It’s the usual reaction to anything. We embellish and exaggerate that which we’ve survived. My gastro doc prescribed this great sounding substance: SUPREP BOWEL PREP KIT. How’s that for self-explanatory? What a great name. Id love to be the industry spokesperson. Remember when June Allyson was the spokeslady for Depend? Note: It’s Depend and not Depends. Funny, I always thought it odd that the device that was supposed to collect and contain errant incontinence oops moments that had to work every damn time was not called WORKS EVERY DAMN TIME. No, instead it’s called DEPEND(S). I prefer the plural.

Matters bowel freak folks out and I’ll never understand why. There must be some Freudian atavistic deep-seated reason for it. Interestingly enough, the one area the FCC is notorious for enforcing is that discussion or piece that addresses in excess those matters excretory. How insane is that? Violence, racism: no problem. But an over the top poop reference and they go crackers. What does this say about us? It’s amazing that we pretend to find these matters disgusting and I say pretend because everyone loves a great flatulence or extreme egesta joke or moment. And you know it’s true. I’m an accomplished manualist and can make that perfect flatus sound mit mein mitts. It’s been a great source of entertainment and laughter since I can remember. Great in elevators and even better during routine physicals.

Admit it. You know it’s funny.

The NYC Mayor Race Explained

I recorded this piece “Dueling Lionels” last Friday. I’ve two of the greatest artists and tech geniuses at my disposal at Mother PIX and they made this happen. Kenton Young, the brilliant photographer and videographer, and Dave Scanlon, the evil genius of editing. Behold this masterpiece.

LIONEL PODCAST: Patchwork Meets The Big Pink

The challenge.

One of the great challenges for me as a podcast feller is to define with any semblance of particularity a subject or patterned mode of discussion. I once had a rather shortsighted type in a managerial position (if you can believe that) use the term “veering. “ I seriously asked him if he’d ever suggest to Ella Fitzgerald that she wasn’t actually pronouncing words during a sonorous scat (versus a less pleasant version). Then of course there was the problem of explaining who Ella Fitzgerald was. I prefer the term desultory. Not that I was, mind you, but I prefer the word. Lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm  is one set of descriptives. The last one is most bothersome or would be if it applied – lacking enthusiasm. Can you imagine? You see, that explains the trouble with the world. Trying to fit an idea or theme under a rubric or classification. It’s all insane and obscene and absurd. And once you label something that gives some Boeotian the ability to disregard the merit or worth of your thoughts in that it falls within a label lattice. Liberal, conservative, conspiracy theorist, right-wing, leftie, fascist. Give someone a label and you’ve marginalized him. And then this phenomenon: when a label is advanced, thrown or trotted out, you spend the bulk of your time dissecting whether you in fact fall under that label or if your political or philosophical framework comports with a given pigeonhole.

If Gawd could write comedy … .

LIONEL PODCAST: Front Row Horror

The conspiracy of suspicion. Read this headline. Now, let me ask you: Is this a conspiracy theory? Well, if it is, the Post is advancing it. That’s right, Ol’ Rupert M. Or was advancing it. Listen to me carefully. For 12 years I’ve studied that event and all of its permutations and believe me, if you think that the official story and account is the last word, you know nothing. You and the rest of the world. Strike that. The rest of the country because is nescient because the world is more interested in our national day of horror than we are.

The arrogance of disclosure. Five events happened that day in terms of attack sites: (1) North Tower; (2) South Tower; (3) Building 7; (4) The Pentagon; and (5) Shanksville – FLT 93. Take the time and review the issues, questions and investigations as to any and all. And note how many people have no idea of the significance of WTC 7. Trust me when I tell you this, the official account is anything but final and comprehensive. In every other tragedy and event of our country revision and review are the norm. We still parse and dissect every aspect of the JFK assassination and will up to and beyond this year’s 50th anniversary. We dissect Vietnam, the Korean War, Watergate. There’s even been critical review as to the accuracy of the official account of Pearl Harbor. Yet we proceed fearlessly.

Never apologize for your passion of truth. But it’s hands off 9-11. Lest you be called a conspiracy theorist. Translation: a loon, a nut. Gore Vidal said, “It is an article of faith that there are no conspiracies in American life.” He also quipped that he’s not a conspiracy theorist but a conspiracy analyst.

Verity. Call this what you want. The issue remains that the issue remains – as to the full and complete story. Be not afraid of demanding the truth. It’s the last the heroes and victims and their families deserve.

LIONEL PODCAST: We Simply Never Learn

Prolegomenon.

This might just be one of my more comprehensive podcasts. Translation: desultory in spades. But I prefer improvisationally divergent and varied. A thought multiplex. Variform. As are the best parts of life. There are some assorted musings inter alia on death, faux bugling, mani/pedi and the man, Syria to be sure, deception and politics, relativistic history, interstitial connective tissue and the 12th Anniversary of 9-11.

Every year I feel the same. I remember with absolute clarity that absolutely beautiful day and then observed the Ted Baxter MSM distortion, diversion and distraction from anything even approximating the truth. I saw a rushed investigation and a mass recitation and rote memorization of the official story. A truncated investigation and a CliffsNotes version of reality. The event was then stacked on the history shelf and we will only talk about it in terms of said recitation. We’re not even close to getting to the bottom of the myriad issues. And trust me there are more unanswered questions than you can imagine. Everyone with two neurons to rub together knows that. Every other event in history is examined exhaustively, incessantly, indefatigably. But not 9-11. Other countries hold conventions and symposia and bravely investigate what happened. But not the victim country. Go figure. But trust me, one day, and that day will be soon, someone and some event will infuse and invigorate the population in demanding a thorough and painstaking investigation. Not a reopening, but the investigation that should have commenced immediately and instanter. But never did.

GMO: The mystery of our dutiful nescience.

No issue is as chilling as GMO foods, genetic engineering and Frankenfood. And of course, the name Monsanto comes up as it should. But dig: the issue is even more devious than the issue of what this stuff does to you. We’re talking about the end of biodiversity and heterogeneity of species.  And then imagine one form and variation of corn owned by Monsanto. One model, one type. Period. And it gets worse. Farmers terrified to even reuse seed?! How insane is that. And it’s happening. Big Agra makes the Gambino crime family look like the Junior League.

This is not an exaggeration, this is not a drill. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

LIONEL PODCAST: Do Not Adjust Your Set.

Losing their decoder ring.

It’s not so much the instrument per se that’s the problem but the drivel and dreck that’s programmed into it, the lies and distortions and untruths that spew and ooze from its “news” format and mode. And you can see it yet again when it comes to the issue of military intervention in Syria. Like clockwork and in lockstep, the mynah bird apparatchiks from the propagandist Ted Baxter sockuppet media report on cue and as rehearsed without so much as reference to prior lies and distortions or, better yet, countervailing and contraindications of invasion. They couldn’t care less. For they’d lose their membership card and decoder ring in the Obama acolyte parade.

Gazprom?

We’re witnessing the reconfiguration of a globalist banking and geopolitical latticework and power frame. It’s the decline and eclipse of OPEC and sayonara to the petrodollar. The emergence of the Open Joint Stock Company Gazprom as the largest extractor of natural gas and one of the largest companies in the world, headquartered and run ostensibly by Vlad Bad and the Russkies. Wow. And there it is, the gravamen of the issue. Not despotic tyrants and the like but the destabilization of an age-old system. The Eastern Alliance with Syria being the end port to the Mediterranean. Don’t feel bad if this is new to you. If you’ve listened to anchorbots on the telly, you’ve learned nothing as you’ve heard nothing.

LIONEL PODCAST: Here We Go Again. Not!

Sound familiar?

The conversational presentation (admittedly most one-sided) of this podcast does not necessarily deal with the absolutely mind-boggling rhetoric that our great country engages in yet again. No, in fact it addresses per usual some of the more mundane yet equally fascinating aspects of the human condition.

But this Sunday morn I’m watching our POTUS and his Corsican brother Cameron in the UK and the wax figurine John Kerry pound the proverbial podium in a ham-fisted absolutely enraged sense of urgency for us to attack militarily – albeit limited, whatever the hell that means – Syria. My God have we learned nothing? Wait, I’ve answered myself.

I’m still waiting for a cogent casus belli. That which would justify and rally this country to attack Syria. But dig this, my friend, Syria ain’t Libya. Syria has the BRIC folks standing by in the wings and they’re none too pleased.

 Listen to this dude.

Generals by their very nature live for war. They live to kill and blow stuff up real good. That’s how they’re elevated and promoted and that’s not meant to seem cruel, it’s a fact. Surgeons cut, painters paint and talk radio PD’s destroy the very essence of what was vibrant and useful.

Is there a doctor in the house?

Gawd, I love this guy. Oh, he’s far from perfect, believe me. His Austrian school economics theories leave a lot to be desired. The Mont Pelerine Society won’t be entertaining my inclusion for membership any time soon. But that being said, Dr. Paul brings up the notion of false flag and I respectfully submit that the phase often is misinterpreted. War is deception. War is confusion. Sun Tzu made that point most clear. So, can we absolutely rule out the FSA as being responsible in gas attacks? Has Assad’s complicity been absolutely determined? And if so, is war the way to handle that? I thinketh not. Yet. If at all.

LIONEL PODCAST: The A-Word

You know when tides have turned. This is almost axiomatic historically but Vietnam War
protestors and activists noted that the zeitgeist had shifted when moms and grandmothers and nuns and the more non-traditional protestors lent their name any faces to the movement. What we’re seeing globally is a most vociferous and active protest faction against austerity from non-traditional protestors. Austerity. Remember the word and the conceit. Familiarize yourself with what it connotes. It’s a term of art that denotes draconian penury.

Sadly, Americans have not a clue for the most part of what austerity even connotes, but as is so and too often the case, they will. How do you explain the goings-on in Egypt? Egypt with a 3000 year history, a proud and noble people. Double-crossed by Morsi and now Sisi.

The greatest speech ever. And oddly from Chaplin. It’s simply beauteous and perfect. Too bad an enterprising pol doesn’t adopt it. But that would never work. Not in this climate. Not in a world that’s run by a kleptocratic ruling class.

LIONEL PODCAST: You Must Believe in the Illusion of Choice

Deconstructing the illusion of the left-right paradigm. If you understand one thing, this better be it.

“When the business interests … pushed through the first installment of civil service reform in 1883, they expected that they would be able to control both political parties equally,” wrote Professor Carroll Quigley in his book, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time. “Indeed, some of them intended to contribute to both and to allow an alternation of the two parties in public office in order to conceal their own influence, inhibit any exhibition of independence of politicians, and allow the electorate to believe that they were exercising their own free choice.”

“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers,” he wrote. “Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”

The UK beta-tests everything. Lest you not believe my assertion that the UK is the Petri dish for hyper-surveillance and draconian eavesdropping and monitoring, look no further than this.

Can you hear me now? The NSA is turning the internet into a total surveillance system. Thus is the title of Alexander Abdo and Patrick Toomey’s piece in The Guardian. Remember, what you read about in the Ted Baxter MSM is old, dated and irrelevant. It’s always worse than you think. It’s already beyond horrid. What will you do? What will you say about this?

Another burst of sunlight permeated the National Security Agency’s black box of domestic surveillance last week.

According to the New York Times, the NSA is searching the content of virtually every email that comes into or goes out of the United States without a warrant. To accomplish this astonishing invasion of Americans’ privacy, the NSA reportedly is making a copy of nearly every international email. It then searches that cloned data, keeping all of the emails containing certain keywords and deleting the rest – all in a matter of seconds.

If you emailed a friend, family member or colleague overseas today (or if, from abroad, you emailed someone in the US), chances are that the NSA made a copy of that email and searched it for suspicious information.

The NSA appears to believe this general monitoring of our electronic communications is justified because the entire process takes, in one official’s words, “a small number of seconds”. Translation: the NSA thinks it can intercept and then read Americans’ emails so long as the intrusion is swift, efficient and silent.

That is not how the fourth amendment works.

LIONEL PODCAST: Are You Sure You’re Ready For This?

“What so fascinates you with the infraordinary?” What so captivates the American people with the base, plain, vanilla and hypointeresting? Their news, views, politics — seems, I’m sorry to say, is so incredibly bland. Pabulum. At best. I respectfully submit that there’s so much out there that would freak out Citizen X if only it was presented cogently. And it’s fascinating stuff. Terrifyingly fascinating at times. Why? Because it’s like the first human(s) learning that there exit fish and marine life below the surface of the ocean in a medium you can’t sea and rarely. They never knew they were there the whole time whilst seemingly invisible. But so much of the MSM Ted Baxter news is at best (or worst) anodyne: not likely to provoke dissent or offense; innocuous, uncontentious or inoffensive. News that doesn’t offend someone isn’t possibly worth knowing. How could it be?

Building a better mousetrap doesn’t make the mice better. Look how we tell kids to stop daydreaming. Stop letting your minds wander. Pay attention. Stay on task. Sit up, sit straight and learn! Learn to be obeisant. If there’s one thing this world needs more of it’s pure and unbridled imagination. Reverie. Musing. Supposing. Dreaming. Thinking of crazy stuff just for the sake of thinking.

Wake the Sheeple. This should be the motto of the information biz. Wake them up. Scare them. Complacency’s not good. Copacetic, no good. Ennui Christian soldiers. Incuriosity killed the cat.

Waiter! Check! Let’s get started. Are you sure you’re ready for his?

And one more thing, Sparky. Dan Aykroyd is a hero of mine. He just may be the guy to break open the mind-prison that so many of us are in when it comes to EBEs, UFOs, ETs and critters from elsewhere. We’re “this” close to once and for all acting like adults about a subject that when finally revealed will be the Watergate of the millennium. Thirty-six percent of Americans think aliens have visited Earth, and almost 80 percent believe the government has kept information about UFOs a secret from the public, one survey finds. And I haven’t even brought up the Vatican. They believe.

 

LIONEL PODCAST: The Hermeneutics of Perversion & Zimmerman Deconstructed

The politics of perversion. This is exactly what this is about. The sexual infantilism of and from what appears to be a grown man. A plethora of puns. Verry punny. The paronomasiac’s dream. But it involves still a source of ostensible perversion that we just can’t figure. He doesn’t seem to want physical contact, he just wants to transmit his phallic digital image to women he’ll never meet in the flesh. Literally. So, in addition to the incredulity we have over the insanity of this perverted perseveration of paraphilia is our inability to even grasp it. We’d forgive it, maybe, if only we understood it.

And, oh yeah, Zimmerman. This week a juror, identified as Maddy, gave one of the most circuitous explanations that I’ve ever heard about anything. She agrees with her verdict yet disagrees with it and all the while doesn’t seem to not even grasp why she’s there much less the verdict. Her lawyer sat by, the proverbial bump on a log, and while she made tremendous sense at times, she’d undo that in and with the next sentence. There was no reason for her to appear. Had she wanted the privacy the public would have obliged. After all, we’ve the attention span of a gnat.

Watch Lionel on The Ed Show Saturday and his definitive peroration of all things Weiner at 1:31 approximately.
 

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