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LIONEL PODCAST: The Uncensored, Unedited and Unplugged Randy Credico Interview

Ineffable, inimitable, sui generis, nonpareil. But enough about me. Randy Credico is a personal hero of mine in so many ways and for so many reasons. And that’s an overused word I know. But his intrepid spirit and fearlessness are rare commodities in the United States of Torpor. The subject of an award-winning documentary entitled 60 Spins Around the Sun. Candidate for New York Governor. Comedian, activist and the former Director of the William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice. Impressionist of renown, historical savant, gadfly . . . you get the idea, I trust.

The recordation via telephony. I hit the record button and let it all hang out. It was glorious. Free form, freestyle, wide open and rip-roaring. It wove and swerved and slalomed and caromed. Stream of consciousness often unconsciousness perhaps. Plenary and replete with everything and anything. It was a delight. And if you know me, you know I don’t cachinnate and chortle often, not one to guffaw or kneeslap. Except for this interview and discussion with a truly amazing and fascinating man. While so many bitch and moan and complain, who among us are so motivated they run for office? Who spends long and arduous days campaigning to repeal draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws out of a sincere and deep concern over mistreatment? Randy Credico. He’s a brilliant man. In conversations he freely references historical precedent and anecdote. It’s not a schtick. Or a gimmick. He’s not just paying lip service. I admire commitment and conviction. I admire activism and involvement. Admit it, you do too.

Enjoy.

 

LIONEL PODCAST: You Can’t Be Syria!

It’s just an expression! Eat your heart out. Not exactly to be taken seriously. Don’t tell this feller. Here’s the July 2013 BBC account of Abu Sakkar, self-styled and admitted cardiophagist. This story can’t get any better, at least in terms of the never-ending and interminable list of horrors, horrible people and horrible behavior. And when you first heard of this — which I trust you did — you might have thought what crazy conspiracy rag did this come from? The BBC. Again, the BBC. Oh, and remember, this is a Syrian rebel commander. The feller’s our Prez pledge renewed fealty to. This is a moderate rebel. This is the FSA. But don’t feel bad if you can’t keep the names straight. IS, ISIS, ISIL, al-Nusra Front, FSA, al Qaeda — theyre all the same.

It sounded like the most far-fetched propaganda claim – a Syrian rebel commander who cut out the heart of a fallen enemy soldier, and ate it before a cheering crowd of his men.

The story turned out to be true in its most important aspect – a ritual demonstration of cannibalism – though when I met the commander, Abu Sakkar, in Syria last week, he seemed hazy on the details.

“I really don’t remember,” he says, when I ask if it was the man’s heart, as reported at the time, or liver, or a piece of lung, as a doctor who saw the video said. He goes on: “I didn’t bite into it. I just held it for show.”

The video says otherwise. It is one of the most gruesome to emerge from Syria’s civil war. In it, Abu Sakkar stands over an enemy corpse, slicing into the flesh.

“It looks like you’re carving him a Valentine’s heart,” says one of his men, raucously. Abu Sakkar picks up a bloody handful of something and declares: “We will eat your hearts and your livers you soldiers of Bashar the dog.”

Then he brings his hand up to his mouth and his lips close around whatever he is holding. At the time the video was released, in May, we rang him and he confirmed to us that he had indeed taken a ritual bite (of a piece of lung, he said).

So, in addition to the aforementioned supra, the latest goings-on anent and regarding Syria, the still very sad and unnecessary death of Joan Rivers, 9/11 revisited, myriad media obfuscations and distractions, historical revisionism as a parlor game, drug hypocrisy, sentient citizens seeking shelter and the President’s pathetic attempt at a speech shoring up support and determined conviction inter alia, please find this the latest addition to the ether that is podcast. Subscription podcast, that is. And check out my YouTube Channel. Go ahead. We’ll wait.

LIONEL PODCAST: 9-11 The National Day of Amnesia and Historical Revision

Hear! Hear! This podcast was recorded on the 10th and 11th and covers the following areas for your consideration and review. The first is the critical necessity – is there any other kind of necessity – of comprehending and being conversant with history and the parties involved. It’s axiomatic to note that history is critical. And might I remind you, as Mr. Tolstoy gave us, history would be a wonderful thing if only it were true.

That sounds familiar. Next, the return of the neocon and the Straussian acolyte. The Sons and Daughters of Leo. Often merged and conflated with your old-fashioned conservative and the like, the neocon is a different animal altogether. Note the catchphrases, the cide words. Watch for the PNAC signatories dusting off the pre-Saddam rhetoric. Am I Kristol clear?

Barry’s Big Adventure. Then, a review of POTUS O’s testament to lunacy in his address last eve as to ISIS – excuse me – ISIL and how he’s planning to rearm and finance the FSA who are in fact the alter ego of IS, ISIL, ISIS and al Qaeda. But as we’ll learn, show the American people a hooded, barbate, the suggestion of decapitation and beheading – even if the tape is replete with inconsistencies and stinks to high heaven of phony, contrived and artificial green screen CGI and chicanery – and Joe and Josephine Six Pack will slam their hamfists in a fit of barstool diplomacy screaming for the heads of whoever they are and denouncing whatever they want. Pass the beernuts.

That horrible time of year. And finally, a review of 9/11, its thirteenth anniversary and our annual celebration of collective national amnesia and nescience.

What’s in a name? Knowing the nomenclature and taxonomy of a political or ideological appellation is beyond critical and necessary. When speaking of ISIS or ISIL, you must know the differences between them and what they denote. What’s the Levant? (Not Oscar.) What’s Islamic versus Islamist versus Islamicist?

You put the lime in the coconut. Try this on for size. ISIS is the apparent successor to Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn, which was later commonly known by academics, scholars and the like as al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). Don’t forget the al-Nusra Front, the FSA and our old favorite from the all of the above terror cabal, al Qaeda. Can you grasp the intensity and variation and complexity of being able to articulate the group you just call terrorists or bad guy? If you’re new to the game, it’s an understatement to say that knowing the players is critical. And in the first part of the podcast I speak of a lecture my wife and I attended by none other than James Woolsey, ex-CIA head spook and now, venture capitalist and neocon in residence. In his address he made references to Hayek, von Mises and Uncle Miltie Friedman. He referenced the Austrian School and dusted off the neocon platitudes and references that brought a tear to my eye.

Emphasis on “con.” Neocon? Wait. What’s that again? Neocon versus paleocon. Reagan versus Kristol? What’s the difference? I’ve many the friend who belches agitprop phraseology as they verbally diarrhea-spray on Facebook and Twitter every hoary and dusty phrase you can imagine. To them it’s all the same. Damn the Koch Brothers! Damn Citizens United! Damn Scalia! Bumpersticker platitudes and echo chamber drivel, plain and simple. Meaningless and trite shibboleths and shortcuts. Listen herein as I describe the Sons of Strauss and how these lapsed Troskeyites reconstituted into the hawk’s hawk today. Getting the nomenclature down pat isn’t just necessary, it’s actually fun.

Wait, aren’t the FSA actually ISIL? Last eve, your POTUS laid out a bill of particulars that redefined political and global lunacy. By reconstituting the Syrian rebels who are in fact ISIS – but note, her referred to them as ISIL, thus confusing you even more – he actually and with a straight face suggested that we refortify the very folks who as FSA sold arms that we provided to ISIS, er, ISIL, and now have merged and congealed into this newfound entity that the American people are merely referring to as terrorists, Islamists, jihadists or the plain old bad guys. It was the height of insanity and the media, yet again and per usual, scratched its arse as they went to commercial.

LIONEL PODCAST: Lionel on Alex Jones’s Infowars Nightly News

I appeared on Alex Jones’s Infowars Nightly News yesterday and discussed a host of issues with Alex.

I love this screen capture. It looks either like a hostage video or something eerily Big Brotheresque. In any event it’s always a pleasure and more importantly, fun. There’s something so refreshing about uninterrupted, heavy-calibered talk. ‘Twas indeed a pleasure.

I have previously described Lord Jones thusly:

Alex is simply without peer when it comes to his platform and delivery system. He’s mastered ever medium of data and information delivery imaginable, viz. radio, audio podcasts, TV, documentary, print, carrier pigeon, cuneiform, smoke signals . . . but I digress.

The man’s a citation machine. And as I’ve often admonished citizen historians and observers, demand citation, reference and authority. Insist upon the source of a claim being made. Jones spews citations relentlessly, without surcease. And his powers of steel trap recall are frightening. And I don’t mean vague recollections; I’m talking statutory particularities and arcana that would impress the most encyclopedic of eidetic memory mavens. He’s a whirlwind. A dynamo. A machine. The passion he possesses is unheard of in conventional broadcast spheres. His teeth-gnashing grit and excitement, his perfervid adherence to his mother Constitution inspire me. He’s a whirlwind, a machine and a cosmic force not to be trifled with. Dismiss him at your own peril.

LIONEL PODCAST: Thinking Like Dancing — The Devolution of American Mentation and Cerebration

Mentation. Cerebration. Thinking. Critical thinking. The ability to discuss and analyze issues is something we as a people are without the rudimentary ability to enjoy.

Imagine what Bohr and Al supra were discussing. I can only imagine. Neils would be yakking about quantum mechanics and the fascinatingly crazy and hardly predictable world of the subatomic while Al shook his head wondering what the hell this kid was smoking. And if he had an more.

This afternoon I taped a piece with Alex Jones that was/is scheduled to appear at 8 PM EST today on his network. Alex is simply without peer when it comes to his platform and delivery system. He’s mastered ever medium of data and information delivery imaginable, viz. radio, audio podcasts, TV, documentary, print, carrier pigeon, cuneiform, smoke signals . . . but I digress.

The man’s a citation machine. And as I’ve often admonished citizen historians and observers, demand citation, reference and authority. Insist upon the source of a claim being made. Jones spews citations relentlessly, without surcease. And his powers of steel trap recall are frightening. And I don’t mean vague recollections; I’m talking statutory particularities and arcana that would impress the most encyclopedic of eidetic memory mavens. He’s a whirlwind. A dynamo. A machine. The passion he possesses is unheard of in conventional broadcast spheres. His teeth-gnashing grit and excitement, his perfervid adherence to his mother Constitution inspire me. He’s a whirlwind, a machine and a cosmic force not to be trifled with. Dismiss him at your own peril.

In this podcast I examine the glory of gymnastic thought, the sheer fun and excitement of imagination and daydreaming. Revolutionary reverie. Remember when you were a kid and you’d play with toys or maybe dolls and imagine . . . when did you stop? Why did you stop?

And below, a video tidbit for your perusal and review.

LIONEL PODCAST: It’s Rigged! Wake Up, Sheeple. It’s A Work. The Fix Is In. Stop Analyzing. Start Realizing.

Everything I ever needed to know in life I learned by watching and studying professional wrestling. Not the crap now, but pre-Vince. Nothing is as perfect an analog for what I see in this world as is wrestling.

And no concept explains as much as the work. The system is rigged, Romney’s the anointed GOP candidate. This is all a dance. And Obama will win again. It’s by design and hardwired. Get used to it.

It’s a work, kids. And not even transparent. The parallels are amazing. Herein I explicate with particularity how the model of professional wrestling is a perfect metaphor for the way of this world.

LIONEL PODCAST: The Deliberate & Criminal MSM Marginalization of Dr. Paul

Quick. Who said this?

  • Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.
  • Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.
  • If we had had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes.
  • Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws.
  • Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one’s enemies.
  • Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it.
  • The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
  • Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravity.

Does it matter? Or does the idea matter? We are a country bereft of ideas. Devoid of courage and conviction and wherewithal. But we love personalities. Half of the cretins on TV have nary a clue as to politics and/or history. They discuss politics like you would DWTS.

Ron Paul presented a chance for the country to reacquaint itself with its Constitution, the basis and the basics. It is in effect the gravamen of the indictment against tyranny. But he was marginalized as a loon by the dime store presstitutes (as Celente coined).

And this is why I loathe these people and I’ll do everything possible to expose them.

LIONEL PODCAST: “If Voting Made Any Difference, It Would Be Illegal.”

Let me repeat. “If voting made any difference, it would be illegal,” as Philip Berrigan stated so correctly. But I should clarify. If voting made any difference given our illusion of a two party system, it would be illegal.

Write his down: Barack Obama will skate to another term. Write it on the wall. It is ordained, prophesied and hard-wired. The (again, I state) illusion of choice is at best laughable. The idea that Newt or Mitt or Hopey or Dubya or Bubba represent different visions and plans is truly and absolutely insane.

To even get near the on deck circle, that ipso facto means that you’ve signed on to the globalist articles of faith, you’ll be Wall Street’s beeyatch (as the kids say), look the other way as the Fed prints money with abandon, you’re a slave to free trade (what an oxymoron!), carbon taxing and “cap’n trade.” And you will pledge American troops wherever and whenever they are needed to enforce anything the globalist Gambino crime family commission directs.

Carroll Quigley in Tragedy and Hope is best known for this testament to political limpidity.

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 the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. 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 extreme shifts in policy.

This is the essence, the quiddity of our system. This is it. To use wrestling parlance, it’s a work.

Winston Churchill said that the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. I’d add that the best example of the inanity of our system is five minutes of coverage on any of the 24/7 news troika. Except of course on weekends when MSDNC surrenders programming on weekends to prison shower rape docs.

Listen, my children, and you shall hear . . . a most disturbing truth. Remember, as FDR reminds us, Presidents aren’t elected; they’re selected. Dig.

LIONEL PODCAST: Sayonara, Common Sense. Adios, Critical Thinking.

I would feel so much better if the world would acknowledged that it’s been and is currently narcotized and tranquilized chemically and/or otherwise artificially. It would explain everything. It would explain how I’m increasingly forced to meet incompetence and utter stupidity from every angle imaginable.

Can we as a species be devolving intellectually? Could years of evolution neo-cortically be unraveling before our very dim eyes. Look around you, no matter the venue or stage. Look and see just how horrid the world is unraveling. When I speak as to what to expect in the upcoming year(s), I feel like I’m yelling in the forest. With no one listening. No one caring.

I’m not paranoid, conspiratorial or jaded by nature. I don’t begin with the premise that I’m being lied to. But that’s changing this year. That’s changing now.

As Otto von Bismarck, that madman, stated: “Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.”

I’m getting that tattooed on my forehead. Now listen.

FREE LIONEL PODCAST: Happy New Year, Eschatologists! This One’s On The House.

Dear Earthling:

Please accept this free Lionelmedia podcast. It’s free, gratis. Have I made that clear enough?

Why this incredible generosity? Simple. To addict you to the future of this spoken word delivery system. My beloved talk radio is fighting for survival amidst corporate savagery. Hedge fund and investment banksters are bottom-lining this once beautiful medium.

In the meantime, I fight back. Relentlessly. I want to welcome you to my medium, Lionelmedia. It’s a paid subscription service. I explain how it works herein. Spread this, send this, transmit this. Alert the world to that which is this. You’ll find my delivery, presentation and subject matter most unique and absolutely sui generis. I’m a political atheist and hard-schooled in realpolitik.

And, on this first day of a new year, I’ve enclosed this suggestion for a resolution.

Yours in verity,

Lionel
Logodaedalus & Expert