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LIONEL PODCAST: We Live in an Asylum

What does not destroy us maims us. What the hell was Nietzsche thinking?This idea that somehow catastrophe forges our strength and steels our mettle is beyond absurd. It’s poppycock and bunkum. It’s yet again another mindless reference often cited and repeated by the mindless. What does not destroy me, what comes short of destroying me, oftentimes is incalculably devastating. It’s like those lunatics who rephrase and repeat and reiterate carpe diem! Or that you can do anything if you set your mind to it. Tell that to a stage four cancer victim hanging on in a blinding terror. Go ahead, Mr. Positivity. God, how I hate mindless tropes and silly aphorisms. Keep your nostrums to yourself.

We’re gone. This country needs a psych eval and stat. We are unable to nuance and partition thought. We are kings and queens of double standards and hypocrisy and imaginary logic. We loathe the notion of double standards in media unless it is a double standard that we approve of. It’s not that we are a racist country, but rather, we are a country so blinded by race. This podcast is a continuation of yesterday’s discussion on the Waco “kerfuffle” any further disquisition on myriad topics anent this country that I find thoroughly fascinating.

LIONEL PODCAST: The Demonization of Louis C.K. and the End of Free Speech

Here’s what he said on SNL. “Child molesters are very tenacious people,” he began. “They love molesting childs. It’s crazy. It’s like their favorite thing. When you consider the risk of being a child molester — there is no worse life available to a human than being a caught child molester. And yet they still do it! Which you could only really surmise, that it must be really good.”

And? That’s it. That’s the essence of what was said and, of course, the media and “social” media are going nuts over this bit of piquant humor and I get it. I understand the context and unique spin, take and direction. So what? Now, look, no one’s calling for his skin or indictment or even arrest. But the week’s young. What this means is that we, as a society, must celebrate and recognize everything and anything hat is said, develop a sense of humor and and an appreciation for the absurd, and recognize that free and unfettered speech makes a society stronger and better and . . . well, alive. There are forms of humor that we may never see at first blush that are nonetheless relevant. And if you don’t like it, change the channel.

If it funny? Who cares? My life consists of discussing and analyzing stories and news items that are very controversial and most problematic to many. They destroy the conventional wisdom and official story. They establish that history is a fraud and that governments are corrupt and people gullible. And that’s indeed and admittedly most likely to offend and rattle. But so be it. Because, when all is said and done – If you don’t like it, change the channel.

LIONEL PODCAST: First Amendment Applies to Muhammad Cartoonists But Not “Conspiracy Theorists”

You made your point loud and clear, Pam. Got it. We understand completely. Let me see if I’ve got this straight.Muslims are radical, homicidal lunatics hellbent on killing anyone who so much as scribbles a picture of their beloved prophet. Check. They’re crazy and we have a First Amendment. With the world Muslim population in excess of 1.6 billion people, representing 23% of the global population, and all of them sworn, according to Islam expert Geller, to the destruction of anyone who dares to blaspheme their profit, only two shooters were dispatched to Garland to address this blasphemy convocation. Two. Count ‘em, two. This after ISIS claimed responsibility by identifying Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi as its agents. Now think about the math. If just 10% of the entire Muslim population were homicidal Islamo-fascists (an oxymoron of the first order) that would mean 160 million determined acolytes would be able to fan out worldwide wreaking havoc of monumental proportions — forest fires, trains derailed, every American mall and shopping center of note targeted, Las Vegas, AC, Disneys World and Land, bridges and tunnels demolished. And certainly this cartoon summit in that hotbed of Islamophobia, Garland TX, would certainly have been ground zero by a paltry faction of devout loons, but no. These two guys with FBI connections. Either homicidal Muslims are afraid of travel or just eschew Texas as a site of jihad or that maybe the Islamist threat is overblown and overdone, the story is replete with holes, don’t you think.

No, not that Elton. Oh, and it just so happens that Elton Simpson, the man identified as one of the two crazed gunmen dispatched by cops in Garland, TX on outside the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest, was under surveillance by the FBI and the subject of a terror investigation. Interesting isn’t it how the FBI always knows of or comes into contact with the bad guys before a tragic event. You know, if I didn’t know better … .

Did you know this? Court papers filed in Arizona reveal that the FBI “engaged” an informant, Mr. Daba Deng, a Kenyan, who knew Mr. Simpson from the mosque he attended. In 2007 Deng was instructed by the FBI to “become friends with Mr. Simpson and get to know him better by presenting himself as an individual who was new to Islam and who sought to learn more from Mr. Simpson.” Deng recorded conversations with Simpson during which they allegedly discussed jihad. Later Simpson was convicted of lying to federal agents about plans to travel to Africa where investigators said he planned to join a terror group. He was sentenced to three year probation.

The FBI always seems to know ahead of time. Various sources have long chronicled the amazing coincidence of the FBI in its involvement with terrorist events, at least, er, peripherally. Ahem.

FBI Behind Most Domestic Terror Plots

The FBI has arranged numerous fake terror plots, including the Washington Metro bombing plot, the New York subway plot, the plan to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago, the plot to bomb the Portland Christmas tree lighting and others.

In 2014, Human Rights Watch released a report stating nearly all high-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States after 9/11 included the “direct involvement” of government agents and informants.

“In some cases the FBI may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals by suggesting the idea of taking terrorist action or encouraging the target to act,” the report states.

So what’s the story with Pam? Well, let me put it to you this way. She’s amazing in what she’s establishing. She points out a very serious problem as to radicalization all the while purporting to draw them out through incitement and inducement, which is certainly her right. She reminds us that “those people” are subhuman and twisted, bent and brainwashed to kill through the contamination of hate that their dangerous religion apparently stands for. And it plays well when the narrative is another invasion and the globalist imperialist seizure of a resource-rich plot of rel estate that the ruling class wants for its newest portfolio acquisition. Countries, which by the by, happen to be Muslim. Coincidence? I think not. Geller fortifies the meme, she reinforces the concept that will lead to more American acceptance of attacking and invading ares of the globe that apparently contain these very dangerous people. The connection is beautiful. The ideas that are forged are unmistakable.

First Amendment?! That’s Geller’s schtick. We certainly have a First Amendment in the classic sense, i.e. a prohibition of governmental and state action directly limiting a course of speech and expression. True. But it’s the practical First Amendment that’s missing. Try discussing your considerable doubts with the official account of 9/11. Good luck. Or Obama’s origin of birth or — and I certainly don’t subscribe to this in the least — “revisionist” history, which, I submit, is exactly what history is. Tolstoy said history would be a wonderful thing if only it were true, and I agree. But our collective civilian fora and tribunals and conclaves will have absolutely nothing to do with your refutation of accepted doctrine. Try howling at anthropogenic causation models of climate change and global warming, especially with Cass Sunstein threatening to level your heretical discourse with a heaping helping of cognitive infiltration. You can’t make this up. Trust me, I’ve tried.

LIONEL Wins 2015 Emmy® Award for Editorial/Commentary Writer

The 2015 New York Emmy® Awards were held on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Lionel received the Emmy® for commentary and editorial writing.

LIONEL PODCAST: Prepare for Ebola Kamikazes

Did someone say “Hegelian Dialectic”? I thought so. This podcast walks you through a host of horribles that will most certainly accompany this latest disaster. It works perfectly and is seen in any example of mass hysteria and certain confusion. Made more popular yet less eloquently by Rahm Emanuel. “You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.” Terrorism — bioligical or man-sourced — motivates madness madly.

[T]he Hegelian Dialectic is Problem – Reaction – Solution. Most of us unwittingly fall victim to it all too often and sadly if we don’t stop, we will continue to lose our free will and liberties. It has been widely used by our governments and corporations around the world. You could say that in terms of controlling the masses, and society in general, it’s deployment has been an effective tool in keeping humanity in check.

Almost all major events in history employ the Hegelian Dialectic of:
Problem – manufacture a crisis or take advantage of one already in place in order to get the desired Reaction of public outcry whereby the public demands a Solution which as been predetermined from the beginning. [Real News Australia]

And remember you heard it here first. Folks long dismissed as conspiracy theorists will know no equal to those proponents of paranoia that Ebola has inspired. I keep harkening back to Hunter S. Thompson’s “When the going gets weird the weird turn pro.” And when the specter of a fatal hemorrhagic virus takes hold, you will see a new-found respect for those who are deft in anticipating and appreciating the horrors of a “known known” (to wax Rumsfeldian).

And remember this: The Ebola Kamikaze. A lunatic goaded and cajoled, wheedled and persuaded to perform the ultimate sacrifice. Infect the infidel or the apostate or the bad guy. And it’s not suicide per se as you already have the disease. It’s a no-brainer. Or weaponize this hearty virus. Trust me, if you can think it it’s already in development. There are very smart people who stay up late thinking of horrible things. It’s the military industrial complex that Ike spoke of.

Who’s the Swede?

Who's the Swede?