QQ : NUMBER FORTY FIVE - OCTOBER 30, 2015
THE NO INFOMERCIAL
The amount of real information available to us is minuscule. The news media are vehicles of entertainment to keep us amused. The debates......polit-tainment TV fodder.
Bob Woodward recently asked Al Gore, the former vice president how much of what went on in the White House “was of interest of consequence” that is now generally known.
ANSWER: "1 percent.”
Gore's answer is not specific to any particular administration. It is a truth across the board.
We don't know shit about 99% of what is really going on. That probability of ignorance has deep meaning. It is similar in significance to the 99% - 1% economic divide.
THINGS I'D LIKE TO KNOW:
QQ 1: ISOL-OIL THE NEXT NAME BRAND AT YOUR LOCAL GAS STATION.
A recent Financial Times featured article reported that ISIS is freely, expansively and aggressively functioning in the world oil economy. Thousands of trucks each carrying $10,000 worth of oil wait in line for days by the Syrian oil fields to fill up, deliver sell and return for more. They do this under the eyes of the two biggest military powers in the history of the world.
Who is protecting them? How much is the reduced price of gasoline based on the ISIS discount? Why?
QQ 2: MAINLINE
What's the real deal with the Afghanistan poppy industry?
To what extent are we supporting and benefitting that industry at the cost of life and liberty?
It has been reported that poppy growth is at an all time high.
Is this the 20 year war in support of drugs. Who are the beneficiaries?
QQ 3: A TWO STATE DISSOLUTION
What is Bibi Netanyahu's end game? The status quo cannot endure. He must have a plan.
What the hell is it? Playing war games like a recovering drug addict 'one day at a time' is not a strategy. Or, perhaps it is.
QQ 4: NUKE-EM
It is not possible that Iran, a sophisticated, educated, scientific entity - and after 50 years of development, has not built a nuclear weapon. Of course they have. Tunneling is perhaps one of the most primitive and effective tools of war. We do not have the bunker-busting weapons to destroy their nuclear infrastructure and if we did, the devastation would be world shattering.
What is the real story?
QQ 5: FIBER OPTICS? FUCK FIBER.
Technology is useless. Or, at least in the manner with which we have misused our breakthrough discoveries. We have not cured starvation, illiteracy, malaria, ebola, cancer or even the common cold. We have made the planet a trash heap, destroyed the climate and perfected weapons of mass destruction a thousand times over. Volkswagen, how many people did you kill today with your sophisticated technology?
Technology is neutral. It is not inherently good. Using the tools of contemporary technology where is the timeless, anthemic art created that will last for eternity?
Is there, or has there been a digital Bach, Rembrandt, Shakespeare or Michelangelo?.
Why are we so invested in useless destructive technology? WTF, LOL. Text me an answer on your 150 year old QUERTY keyboard. Why do we care?
QQ 6: BIG BROTHER
The NSA and similar entities in this country and others continue functioning in the digital wasteland. Homeland Security does not secure the homeland when our schools, movie theaters and sporting events cannot be protected. There is a disconnect. There clearly must be an unknown agenda, or one which I clearly do not understand.
Why are they watching us? It's not working for us.
QQ 7: THE COCK BRO AGENDA
The Koch Brothers are business men. I can't accept that they are dogmatic idealists. They must know that, historically, the slaves, the underclass, the poor and the oppressed always revolt. Social unrest and civil war cannot be good for business.
That being the case, what is the actual, real-world agenda of these sibling oligarchs?
"Less Government" is a catch phrase or slogan that resonates with the ignorant and the idealist. Unless, of course, we make all roads toll roads; hire a mercenary military; privatize all education and eliminate all social protections and structures. With the 'cock agenda' we would eliminate pollution controls, health laws, safety laws, Social Security, Medicare, Welfare, Food Stamps and the rest.
What's the Koch plan when they gain control and become the Washington puppeteers?
Or perhaps they already are.
QQ 8: BIG PHARMA
Tetracycline, $1000 a bottle at you local pharmacy. Really?
It's broken. Or is it a Koch thing? Ben Carson has the answer.
QQ 9: PUTIN IN THE RITZ.
Of course he would like to recapture and rebuild the Soviet Empire. Why not? Who's gonna stop him? Crimea is his Sudetenland. Estonia, Latvia, the rest of Ukraine are next on the list.
Do we have a strategy to stop this megalomaniac and his oligarch supporters?
Are the Koch Bro's and President Trump gonna Nuke the Kremlin? Oligarch versus oligarch.
Bring on the good Doctor Strangelove.
QQ 10: THE JOBS DILEMMA
There are no "middle class" jobs. We decimated the middle class by destroying the union movement.
The union movement brought us protection from exploitation. This regression has an ultimate negative outcome. That outcome is a problem.
Does Bernie Sanders have a solution? Or perhaps we should look to Larry David.
I think he may have the answer. (to everything).
I think I'll vote for Larry as a write-in at the next election.
Etched on my stone tablet
Edited by Batsheva