This is one of those things that sounds like it was totally made up to troll us, like when people started saying that Nostradamus predicted the 9/11 terror attacks, then passed this idea along in email forwards.
Even now, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone came forward and said “just kidding”, and confessed to being behind the whole thing.
In case you dived right in without reading the title, a letter from Osama Bin Laden is going around, which shows that the terror leader wanted a Biden presidency, because he viewed Biden as so unfit for office that he’d lead the US into a crisis.
As crazy as that sounds, there are receipts. On page 36 of the letter, as Bin Laden goes over a plan against then-president Obama, when Biden was Vice President, Bin Laden specifically stated that he wanted Biden to remain alive, so that he would assume the role of presidency, and lead America into a crisis.
Imagine being so inept that your greatest enemy sincerely wishes for you to assume command, believing that you’d cause an unmitigated disaster.
Except we really don’t have to, because Biden actually became president, and his handling of just about everything, including the abandonment of Afghanistan, has been a sight to behold.
Score one more point for those who believe that Biden was installed in an deliberate attempt to sabotage America.
Before getting started on this, I’ll first share what I’m drinking. It’s called a Painkiller. It’s three parts rum, four parts pineapple juice, one part orange juice, and one part cream of coconut, garnished with nutmeg:
About two decades back, I actually did buy into all the jingoism and flag-waving, so if you’re wondering what becomes of such a guy when consequent affairs take nearly 20 years to fall to shit, here you go.
In case it hasn’t been evident enough, I’m reacting to the American pullout of Afghanistan, which the Taliban has immediately took over, in just a few days. It’s almost as though the Taliban was poised and ready for it to happen, and the people merely surrendered to its inevitability. I don’t remember the initial American invasion as being nearly as quick. Of course, Iraq fractured shortly after American forces withdrew. What was the invasion of Iraq about, again? Weapons of mass destruction which were never found?
As it is, it seems the only enduring legacy of the War on Terror is the Patriot Act, which enables the federal government to spy on its citizens as they masturbate. And now that the War on Terror is officially over (with terrorism overwhelmingly victorious), America’s trained armed forces have surrendered an entire country to a bunch of hairy men who think that pedophilia is normal.
Getting right down to business, the Taliban has announced their plans for the protection of women by having each woman over a certain age compelled to be married. Which makes the new Afghanistan sound like an incel’s dream come true. As weird as that may sound, America’s elites already work around the clock to ensure that the American working poor are screwed, albeit in a different way.
I think we can agree that no American administration has failed harder than the Biden administration. In just a few months he is already by far the worst president in the history of the republic, unless he can somehow pull off some mythical feat comparable to curing cancer.
But hey, the Abraham Accords were a solid example of peace-brokering and leadership. It involved Bahrain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. It seemed unlikely that it would ever happen, and yet, America’s President pulled it off.
Oh, hold on. It was the Trump administration that pulled off the Abraham Accords, not the Biden Administration. Oopsie.
And speaking of, Biden has already tried blaming Trump for the Afghan withdraw, as though the current person-in-charge has no say in the matter. Then what? Biden just retreats from view again, not to address the public for another few days?
Why were there even any Taliban to negotiate with? If you go to war with someone, and they are the enemy, aren’t you supposed to kill them? If they can be so quickly deposed and forced into the mountains, what have American soldiers have been doing in Afghanistan for nearly two decades? They can find Saddam Hussein in some hole, and they can blow up Osama Bin Laden, but the most advanced military on the planet can’t beat a bunch of religious zealots whose most advanced technology may have been a PS2?
As much as we can blame Biden for what’s gone down, he’s playing his part. When Afghanistan was invaded, it ensured that the U.S. military remained skilled, destabilized a key region, spent down some dated technology (such as the Daisy Cutter bombs), and they left when it was time. Osama Bin Laden confessed to a crime he didn’t commit: the 9/11 terror attacks were committed by Saudis that were ideological rivals with the Al Qaeda terror network, all of which were taught in a mosque that operated in Hamburg, Germany. And last I checked, the same mosque remained open. We can also blame George W. Bush for the part he played, but when it comes down to it, George W. Bush did as he was told.
I think the question now is, “who’s next?” China may be pointing the finger and laughing now, but America’s next target may be specifically chosen to limit China’s influence. And militarily speaking, China is in little position to do anything about it.
“I know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless. It’s frightening, turns the legs to jelly. I ask you, to what end? Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives, all the same. And now, it’s here. Or should I say… I am.”
After having reviewed the statistics for this blog, I have determined that the most popular posts have to do with Japanese entertainment, particularly anime, manga, and video games. Considering this, I’ve decided that this content may flourish better on a separate blog.
Therefore, I’ve started a new blog focused more on this content, called Lotus Stew.
The blog is named as a reference to the expression, “lotus eater”, which refers to a person who consumes escapism, which is itself a reference to the island discovered by Odysseus wherein men consumed a certain lotus that caused them to give up their cares.
Therefore, the name connotes a hearty indulgence in escapism.
At the moment, the blog still looks sparse, but it’s still a work in progress. I plan on transferring over some content from this blog, in a transparent effort to inflate its content, but stay tuned, because I’ll be adding new content, too.
If you’ve been following this blog for content on things like manga, you’ll want to follow that one too, or you might be missing out.
If you don’t know who Chris Chan (a.k.a. Christian Weston Chandler, a.k.a. Christine Chandler) is, Chris Chan is the author of the infamous Sonichu series of webcomics, which initially stars a mashup character inspired by Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokémon’s Pikachu. Chris Chan, who currently identifies as a transgender woman, has become famous online for the webcomic, and for how poorly he has responded to trolls.
While it’s true that Chris is autistic, he only has a mild case of autism, so his many poor choices are for a lack of genuine wisdom.
Since then, Chris Chan has been detained, subsequently released, but is now barred from his own home, where his mother resides.
There are a couple possible mitigating factors to consider. For one thing, that the crime is alleged. Another is that Chris may have confessed to a crime he did not commit.
Chris does get trolled by a group of people who are collectively referred to as the “Idea Guys”, so named because they take advantage of Chris’ gullibility to convince him to say or do some inadvisable things. Chris believes in numerous delusions, such as that there are multiple dimensions, which are a likely product of the Idea Guys’ influence.
If Chris really did commit the crime in question, it’s possible that he might implicate the Idea Guys for their influence. If not, he might still come forward with claims that he was being extorted into producing the messages. Having said that, I’ve read the messages in part, and they seem convincing (and graphic, which is something to consider if you’re thinking about reading them for yourself).
I’ve been following Chris’ antics over the course of years, but with the hope that he could, in time, turn matters around for himself, and live a better life as a result. Making this an unlikely outcome is that Chris has interpreted advice as an attack against himself, even if well-worded. There isn’t much that can be done to help someone who thinks like that, but if Chris could turn things around for himself, that could give hope to just about anyone who is in a pretty bad spot, whether or not it’s through fault of their own.
This makes the latest drama involving Chris even more disappointing. At this rate, it’s likely that the guy is going to wind up living in an institution. It might not be ideal, but it might be the protection needed for someone who apparently lacks the ability to make the decisions needed to properly take care of himself.
It’s a disturbing turn of events, but Chris’ life has been zany and sad. His parents didn’t properly prepare him for the real world, and this was how things have developed.
It’s mildly amusing how when pedophilia is discussed, you’ll usually find people who virtue signal, as though they have to make sure that people don’t think that they might be pedophiles. Look, you’re not a pedophile. I believe you. Cool your jets.
I haven’t heard of the MAP community until today. Pointing out as much probably counts as a kind of virtue signaling. Perhaps the desire to virtue signal so hard about it comes with running out of sexual deviancies that’s societally acceptable to make fun of.
You’ve probably pieced it together by now, but the MAP community is an online community of pedophiles. MAP is shorthand for “Minor Attracted Persons”. Even when it’s put in the most stale language possible, it still gives off creep-vibes. What they call for is recognition of attraction to children in the same way that society has come to more openly accept the various elements of the LGBT+ community.
The MAP community needs to watch it’s back, but not for the reason that you might think. The reason probably being that you’re a 2A kinda person. Unless you’re not, in which case, maybe you can find some rocks to throw, or something.
There is a saying that’s going around: Where two KKK clansmen gather together, at least one is an FBI informant.
If you’re in the MAP community, the implication of that probably turned your stomach to ice. Did it really not occur to you until now that your online group of professed pedophiles might be a snap to infiltrate? The MAP community has “honeypot” written all over it, but you didn’t notice?
On the chance that you identified as a MAP, and were only trolling, would the laughs be worth ending up on the map? After all, when a person is great at trolling, it’s hard to tell them apart from someone who is completely sincere.
It was a couple years ago that I heard about the Targeted Individual (TI) community. A TI is a person who is convinced that he is targeted by phenomena such as gang stalking or “psychotronic” harassment by electromagnetic waves, or by having been “chipped”.
As you could probably imagine, I’m skeptical. I do believe that something like that can happen, but it seems like in the majority of cases, the TI is actually experiencing paranoid delusions.
Pictured above is a QuWave Defender, a product that’s marketed towards self-proclaimed TIs. The claims made by QuWave, who markets the product, are pretty sketchy. The general claim is that the product, while powered on, provides protection to the person who keeps it near them.
Personally, I’d like to get my hands on one of these things, so that I could take the thing apart and find out how it’s made, then document my findings on a blog post. The thing is, I don’t really want to spend something like $300 just to find out that it does nothing but power an LED or two.
One thing that I’ve noticed about TIs is that they usually blame “the government” for their plight. How they’d know that it’s “the government”, I don’t know. But I suppose it seems to follow in their thinking, considering that they’re large and resourceful enough to be a likely culprit.
When TIs blame “the government”, what they’re demonstrating is that they’re ignorant to the fact that “the government” themselves seldom does the heavy lifting. If “the government” wants something shady done, they usually hire subcontractors to do the dirty work. That way, “the government” can avoid doing something that would be illegal for them to do themselves, and if the cover is blown on the operation, “the government” could easily distance themselves from the subcontractor, throwing them under the bus.
It’s because of this that, if you really are a TI, there’s something simple that you can do to make the abuse stop. It’s going to sound counter-productive at first, but when you think through it, you’ll understand it as the genius that it is.
What you do is you identify subcontractors that could possibly be targeting you, then you buy stake in those companies.
Here’s why this works: If you run a company, you should understand that if it’s found that your company has been harassing shareholders, it’s going to be insanely bad press. If you’ve been conducting unethical experiments on your own shareholders, and this comes to light, anyone who has invested in your company will drop your stock like a hot rock, in all the time it takes to finish this sentence.
Suppose that some data-collection company in the business of anti-terrorism has been found to have been somehow chipping people because they don’t like their religion. If they were to find out that someone that they’ve chipped has invested in their company, they definitely don’t want that person coming forward with their suspicions, especially to the press. Because if it’s discovered that the company chips their own investors, no one would want to have that company’s shares, and the stock value would plummet faster than a mark in the Weimar Republic.
This isn’t financial advice, and the typical risks apply when buying any stock. It can appreciate or depreciate. I’m just saying what can possibly happen as a result of taking a course of action, which isn’t guaranteed. Maybe the company that’s harassing you is tremendously idiotic, too much so to understand why conducting experiments on shareholders is a bad idea. That’s a possibility, too.
Then there’s the fact that the stock market is largely a big, rigged casino. I’m not telling you what to do. Besides, if you invest more money than you can afford to lose just because of some blog post on the internet, you’d be worse than paranoid; you’d be stupid.
The assumption of the simple is that humanity tends ever towards non-mysticism. That is wrong. Whether cursory or deep, every study of the human psyche reveals that humanity is well-adapted to mystical and religious beliefs.
Even in the Far East, where people are largely non-mystical in their conduct, there is still a tendency to check their daily horoscopes. Even where religion is actively discouraged, there is a tendency in ordinary people to seek out spiritual meaning, even if they look in the wrong places.
We must not assume that the ruling class of the western world is unaware that this tendency exists. In fact, their knowledge of the human psyche is so well-advanced, that they’re aware of what information they need to present to people in order to override their better judgement, either to suggest an idea to them while causing them to believe that it is their own, or to exploit a tendency towards synchronicity to influence towards a behavior.
While this seems new, it’s simply another manifestation of an old religious deception. Through nearly the entirety of human history, kings have made the claim to be divinely-appointed, or to be gods among men. What we are seeing today is a mere adaptation of an ancient idea, implemented through current technology. While the tools are different, the base tendencies of the common population are no different from what they’ve always been, and the same is true of the ruling class.
Marketers have been using subtle hypnotic tricks for decades. With the extensive psychological profiles that social media have built about every person they could, they have a new vehicle with which to hypnotize the masses. It would be too generous to suggest that they failed to resist the temptation presented by all that power.
They didn’t even try.
The atheist who convinces himself that he is immune by reason of his own non-mysticism is fooling himself in his conceit. When they are influenced into atheism, it’s because the influencers are aware of how the atheistic can be exploited.
Considering all this, there are a few questions to ask: Are your ideas your own? Are you aware who may have been presenting them to you? Is a person who would engage in such underhanded methods worthy of your respect? What can you do to protect your mind from malign influence, even as the influencers are on some of society’s highest levels? What reasonable measures can be taken to reduce their enrichment?
The fact is, everyone serves someone, whether they intend to or not. The American founders didn’t view freedom in the sense of doing whatever they pleased, but as serving one who is worth serving. The Biblical idea of freedom is similar. It’s because of this that this question is so important: How worthy is the one you serve?
It’s not really new to hear someone say something ignorant about crypto, but it gets to be rather amusing when the higher-ups have little choice but to speak up, because they can’t ignore it any longer.
Such was the case with fed chairman Jerome Powell, whose statement about the prospect of a U.S. digital currency was roughly the equivalent of, “If we had our own digital currency, it could beat your crypto!”
This is what he had to say: “One of the arguments that are offered in favor of a digital currency in particular you wouldn’t need stablecoins you wouldn’t need cryptocurrencies if you had a digital US currency” (source: Forbes).
He was basically saying that if the U.S. had its own digital currency, it would render cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin obsolete.
Done laughing? Let’s move on.
While it may not be digital in the sense he means, the U.S. dollar has already become a digital currency. If you’re like me, it’s been a long time since paper money last passed through your hands. I get paid electronically. I pay my bills online. I use debit and credit to buy things. I’ve actually turned panhandlers away because I don’t carry cash.
We can get an idea of how the U.S. would manage a digital currency by paying attention to what they do with the currency they already have:
They want the money stored in institutions that charge recurring fees for holding onto it, and profit off your money by investing it,
They want transactions to pass through third parties that charge fees on transactions,
They want ledgers to be off the blockchain, enabling surreptitious activity without accountability,
They want to arbitrarily generate huge sums of money to pay for spending budgets, inflating the currency and committing immense fraud and theft against those who attempt to use it to store value.
If the U.S. wants to make its own digital currency, that’s their business, but I’m suspicious that it’s just going to be more of the same-ol’-same-ol’. But if they want it to compete with cryptocurrency, their best bet would be for it to work on the blockchain in just the same way as cryptocurrency, and hope that anyone gives a care.
But as it is, the dollar is another vehicle with which the ridiculously wealthy steals from ordinary people continually. If it went digital, is there any expectation that that would change?
The photo above shows ground that’s dry, so if it rained, it didn’t rain for long.
The lightning didn’t strike nearby metal poles or trees, and even the metal gutters along the roof seems mostly unaffected. The lightning struck the bricks.
Near the center of the damage was an image of George Floyd’s face, suggesting that the lightning strike likely hit the face directly.
Artist David Ross, contrary to the sentiments of Kaitlin Durbin (below), vouched for the structural integrity of the wall, saying that there were parts of the wall he couldn’t remove because of how strong the wall was. He was the artist who worked on the mural.
It’s been suggested that the lightning strike was a product of divine intervention, pointing out the circumstances surrounding the event, and that people were making an idol out of George Floyd.
While one might defend against this by saying that they weren’t treating George Floyd as though he were a god, that doesn’t mean they weren’t committing idolatry. What idolatry is would be ascribing a disproportionate amount of honor on something or someone upon which it’s not appropriate. And when it comes to George Floyd, that’s certainly what happened.
George Floyd was just a man. And as a man, he was no exemplar of virtue. Prior to his death, George Floyd was arrested nine times, one of which for armed robbery of a family wherein Floyd himself pointed a gun at a pregnant woman, to which he pled guilty. During his final arrest, Floyd was doing a speedball, and had just before attempted to operate a motor vehicle, which could have killed someone. The arrest was over a counterfeit $20 bill, and during the arrest, Floyd had attempted to conceal a lethal dose of fentanyl by eating it, to tragic results.
If that’s the kind of guy you’d want to build a statue for, you’ve lost your way, it’s as simple as that.
In any case, there’s no shortage of people out there who should rethink who their heroes and role-models are. Perhaps a little electricity is what it would take to jump-start their thinking.
Yeah, I’m aware that a guy in a rainbow monkey suit with obvious male genitals appeared in front of children as part of a reading event. Yeah, I think that was insane.
What’s impressive about the incident (aside from how garishly hideous the outfit was) would be that, out of the people that planned the event, any one of them could have objected at any point along the way. Or, at least, determine the idea to have been as insanely idiotic as it was, and promptly dropped association with the organizers, and made considerable physical distance, in an act of self-preservation.
The incident has challenged some people’s belief in a humanity that ever strives for the truth and for something better, as the man in the rainbow monkey suit provided ample evidence to the contrary.
While I do still have the optimistic belief that humanity continues on a path of self-betterment, that perspective isn’t without the understanding that humans have the same basic tendencies that we’ve had for thousands of years.
Insanity can occur in all levels of society, including the very top. One of the biggest civilizations in western history, the Roman Empire, was headed by Caesars who were, for the most part, obviously insane. It’s apparent that there were also insane leaders in east Asia. Those who learn what Mohammad was really like are often disturbed by what they learn. Ordinary people can be insane, as well. Of course, when commoners go mad, it tends to impact fewer people.
It’s because of this outlook that when I see people doing insane things I see it as yet another expression of an old insanity that has been with us. Of course, I’m not making excuses for the man in the monkey suit. What he did might have been illegal. Obviously, what’s a tendency of human nature may be criminal or in some other way bad for society.
Still, it’s something old, expressed in a new way. And if humanity were to continue in its devices, there’s no reason to expect it to stop any time soon. But if you have a blog where you make fun of the stupid things that people do, it’s not hard to find new material.