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LIONEL PODCAST: America’s Suicide Pact

Why are you so worried about “debates.” They’re not debates. They’re beauty pageants. Mindless media diversions. Psychotic interludes. Charm school rejects and sleight of hand. Bought and paid for political hacks playing the ol’ switcheroo. Just look at the topics that seem to command so much of our collective attention. Look at what we find interesting, critical and what we ignore and reject altogether. Look at the attention that our media will pay to underinflated footballs and other pseudo-controversies; it is beyond my comprehension. We have sealed our fate and guaranteed are doom. If this country fails it will not be because of invading Visigoths over the horizon but because of the collective collapse of our society due to our profound nescience and intellectual torpor. Or something.

LIONEL PODCAST: The Systematic Devolution of Human Culture and the Rise of the Poseur

This is what we’ve become. Lost. Disconnected. Narcissistic beyond any realm of comprehension. And it’s posh and cool to be profoundly nescient. Mention TPP and watch the vapid look . . . from the Ted Baxter sock puppet media. Just keep us amused. Give us surface level stories. Nothing too deep or profound.

On Putin. Borrowing from the US’s history, Putin may now blame ISIS for the downed plane and invade and take over any country (teeming with natural resources and energy wealth) that he wants so long as he makes a tenuous connection between it and “training” or support. He can then say the smoking gun could be a mushroom cloud. Or, better to strike them there than they strike us here. And we can’t say anything.

Who said bacon? Watch for yourself.

LIONEL PODCAST: If You Vote You Can’t Complain

George Carlin, America’s prophet said it best. He speaks to the futility and illusion of choice and substantive differences.

I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don’t vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, ‘If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain,’ but where’s the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote – who did not even leave the house on Election Day – am in no way responsible for that these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you created.

Unavoidable verity. It is tragically true. But we love the game, the pageantry, the pro forma exercise in the noble pursuit of the belief that today, choice exists and choice is targeted. Emma Goldman said that if voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal. (In fact, may have been attributed to that quote.)

The abecedarian fundamentals. Lionel’s Manifesto.

LIONEL PODCAST: Media Distortion, Factual Contortion, Reality Abortion

I want you to imagine. Imagine you are in the position of the country you’re now bombing or whose bombing you’re supporting. How would you feel about us? Good, start with that position and move accordingly.

LIONEL PODCAST: Drones, GMOs, Syria, Putin, Assad, ISIS and the Magic Mirror

This makes no sense. And therein lies the theme to today’s show. Enjoy.

LIONEL PODCAST: Silly Gun Talk. Keep Issues Simple and Base.

Would that. I wish we simply had the guts and the courage to admit freely that we simply have no interest in finding solutions to problems but would rather just respond reflexively. Guns are a wedge issue. They’re a part of a political cycle that’s since closed. Guns, God, Gays. The main issue is economics. Focus accordingly. Don’t be led by the ponderous forces seeking to distract and divert. Look to putting on the agenda forces that matter. Obama and the Dems seek to have gun control provide a refurbishment of their left cover. With killer drones, the debacle of ISIS and Syria, his left wing sheen has dulled. Gun control burnishes the sullied image. Guns are a wedge issue. Democrats want gun control hysteria to provide left cover. Don’t be duped. The human toll of the global financial oligarchs makes this pale my comparison. Focus on proxy wars and mass annihilation via drone strikes. Focus.

LIONEL PODCAST: Russia Clobbers ISIS in Syria. So Where’s the Applause?

So where’re the applause and parades? Yesterday marked a major and dramatic shift by all accounts in the fight against the international cancer called terrorism with ISIS targeted in Syria.  It opened the path towards an eventual peace in the Middle East, the world prays. Russian fighter jets launched 20 sorties over Syria yesterday, destroying at least eight terrorist targets with surgical strikes. According to the London Daily Telegraph, the strikes also destroyed ISIS ammunition, fuel, command posts and communication centers. Unlike the war plan of various coalitions, which included limited air raids against ISIS that were ultimately proven to be pathetically ineffective, these strikes by Russia were announced as being coordinated with the legitimate Assad government of Syria. That is, by invitation. The Russian-Syrian attacks represent the beginning of a cooperative effort to destroy terrorism in the Middle East.

A new era in international politics is emerging as Russia comes into the Middle East theater for the first time in decades. For the second day in a row, Russian jets struck terrorist targets in northwest Syria, hitting the areas of Jisr al-Shughour and Jabal al-Zawiya. These two areas have been under the control of Jaish al-Fatah, the Army of Conquest, which includes factions of al-Nusra and is thus a wing of al-Qaeda. The Syrian Al-Fatah is technically on the US list of terrorist organizations, yet it is being supported by Turkey and Qatar, allegedly members of the US led anti-ISIS coalition. [1] The message of the NATO nations now appears to be that all attacks against ISIS are acceptable, but all attacks against al-Qaeda are abhorrent. The idea of the US shielding al-Qaeda will undoubtedly come as a surprise to the three thousand US victim’s families who have been made to believe that al-Qaeda was responsible for the attacks of 9/11. [TWP/UFAA]

McCain’s view. But that’s not the way others see it. Senator John McCain said that he could “absolutely confirm” that Russian air strikes had hit Free Syrian Army rebels who had been armed and trained and supported by the US. “Their initial strikes were against the individuals and groups that have been funded and trained by our CIA in an incredible flaunting of any kind of co-operation or effort to conceal what Putin’s first priority is, and that is of course to prop up Bashar al-Assad,” Mr McCain told CNN. Now, remember, logic would militate against Assad embracing any factions or coalitions whose sole goal was his dispatched elimination.

Propping up an ally. Imagine that? How many Americans have forgotten that, like it or not, Russia and Syria ave been committed allies for decades since the days of Assad’s old man. Without a mention of history all of this seems so, well, nefarious. When in fact, it’s called history. And shouldn’t we applaud the ablation of ISIS no matter who’s the “surgeon”?

And what sayeth the media? You can only imagine.