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Friday, August 17, 2012

Two Year Sentence For Stunt Honoring Integrity In Church

  The New York Times headlined Russian Punk Band Is Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Anti-Putin Stunt, By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN, with Nikolay Khalip, Anna Kordunsky, Ilya Mouzykantskii, Andrew Roth and Anna Tikhomirova contributing.
  Datelined MOSCOW, Moscow judge, Marina Syrova, handed down stiff prison sentences of two years for three young women who staged a protest against Vladimir V. Putin in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior last February. According to The Times, the convicts’ jailing and trial on hooliganism charges have already generated worldwide criticism of constraints on political speech in Russia.
  The explanation continues that while a Pussy Riot guilty verdict against the three women was widely expected, suspense had built over how severe a punishment they would receive. Prosecutors had demanded three-year prison terms, but President Vladimir V. Putin had weighed in on the side of leniency. Commenting on the case briefly, while in London for the Olympics, Mr. Putin said he hoped that the women were not judged “too severely,” but that there was nothing good about what they had done and the decision was the court’s.
  But the judge showed little sympathy, and it was not immediately clear whether the sentences would prompt a reaction on Moscow’s streets, according to The Times. As the judge read the lengthy verdict, hundreds of demonstrators had gathered outside the courthouse and shouted, “Free Pussy Riot!”
  So, is this blow now stricken for the cause of purported conservative justice, or for the rights of those who hold power to benefit?
  Meanwhile riot police arrested dozens, including the former great chess champion Garry Kasparov, who is active in the political opposition. Mr. Kasparov fought with the police and appeared to be beaten as he was bundled into a police vehicle. Poor police mandated to protect their own safety before the public’s or the public will be without their protection. Huh?
  Think if newspaper reporters chimed these facts from inside a cathedral they’d be carted off too? Possibly gaining exclusive jailhouse interviews with The Three Convicts. Although the women disrupted a holy service, didn’t they? Spoke out of turn in God’s House?
  The Times states, near the start of the highly anticipated proceedings, the judge said Pussy Riot’s so-called punk prayer in Moscow’s main cathedral amounted to the crime of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and repeated that charge today in her verdict. Because that’s the propaganda that has stirred Russia’s religious masses to support this obvious suppression of free speech. The territorial reason behind Jesus going to the cross if anyone cares to recall?
  And because the women acted as a group, the maximum sentence under the law is seven years in prison. Three, not bad, right, supposedly. So it would perhaps be thirty for stealing, and life every time someone is killed? Who’s kidding whom? Not them, they know what they’re doing. That’s why they’re in charge and intend to stay there behind the judge so that if she dared not act on behalf of the team … . So it must be that I’m being fooled? Are we not advancing? Yes Vladimir, what will your legacy be described as once we’re both gone? Traitors can be shot, but eventually no one has to be loyal to anyone alive now. Then where will you and your legacy be, then? Just another Czar?
  Amnesty International condemned the sentences, which a spokeswoman said show “that the Russian authorities will stop at no end to suppress dissent and stifle civil society.”
  The women have been in jail since March and a chorus of supporters, including the music world’s biggest stars have demanded their immediate release. Rallies in support were held in dozens of cities around the world on Friday. Look at that, Vladimir. The martyrdom is already more popular than a well-high-financed police state, except, of course, with The Well-High-Financed Police State.
  The case has become a touchstone in the unfolding political drama that began in Russia after disputed parliamentary elections last December. Partly because of the sympathetic appearance of the defendants, two are mothers of young children, and their group uses music to carry its message. Pitting them against a united Kremlin and Russian Orthodox Church power-structure. Well that should protect all the Icons, God couldn’t seriously give a rat’s a__ about when most holy books point to no idols coming before God.
  While the case has allowed opponents of Mr. Putin to portray his government as squelching free speech and presiding over a rigged judicial system, it has also handed the government an opportunity to portray its political opponents as obscene, disrespectful rabble-rousers, liberal urbanites backed by the West in a conspiracy against the Russian state and the Russian church. Uh huh. From Russia to wherever, put on pretty costumes and control the minds of those you rule and hate them when they disobey, gets us what? Totalitarianism, governments the world over accuse the others of being. Scapegoatism, Stalinism, Putinism? Watch out big guy. Really, you and whoever you appoint historian in charge will not define your legacy. And it’s beginning to look a lot like no one will be as nice as me. Get it? Mate.
  The saga in February began when the women infiltrated Moscow’s main cathedral wearing colorful balaclavas, and pranced around in front of the golden Holy Doors leading to the altar. Dancing, chanting and lip-synching for what would later become a music video of a profane song in which they beseeched the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of Mr. Putin. Oh, so it’s just that they weren’t praying the right way? The Russian Orthodox Church and State can now comfortably represent themselves as those once influential bastards, the Klux Klux Klan did in the U.S. Where if you weren’t one of them, you were just wrong? So is it possible everyone in Russian prison is innocent, while the guilty of conspiracy to control all the sources of wealth roam free?
  At their Church event security guards quickly stripped Pussy Riot of their guitars, but the video was completed with splices of footage from another church.
  But while they have become minor heroes in the entertainment world, Pussy Riot is far more political than musical. Members have never released a song or an album, and they do not seem to have any serious aspirations to do so. But then, Times why should we care, when you point out on Thursday, with tensions rising in anticipation of the verdict and sentencing, the authorities said that threats had been made against Judge Syrova and that bodyguards had been assigned to her. Uh huh.
  As the trial opened, the women, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23, Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30, and Maria Alyokhina, 24, apologized, saying they had never intended to offend the Orthodox Church but rather sought to make a political statement against Mr. Putin and against the church patriarch, Kirill I, for supporting Mr. Putin in his campaign for a third term as president. But prosecutors and lawyers for religious people who where described as victims of the stunt said the women were motivated by religious hatred. The defendants were accused of committing “moral harm” and even of practicing Satanism. And at the time I’m sure there were fans in the audience enjoying hearing Nero play while Rome burned too. Or at least wealthy paid enough not to criticize. And what’s the going rate in Russia anyway?
  As the trial continued, the women seemed emboldened by their mounting international support, including from Madonna, who paused a concert in Moscow to give a speech urging their release and later performed wearing a black bra with “Pussy Riot” stenciled in bold letters on her back. Sure, Madonna never saw a publicity stunt she didn’t like, except, perhaps as in this case, your government’s President Putin. But, I know, we both know. Madonna was at least allowed to perform with smoke and mirrors too, I presume. Ha!
  In a closing statement, Ms. Tolokonnikova, the most outspoken of the defendants, railed against repression in Russia. “To my deepest regret, this mock trial is close to the standards of the Stalinist troikas,” she said. “Who is to blame for the performance at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and for our being put on trial after the concert? The authoritarian political system is to blame. What Pussy Riot does is oppositional art or politics.” Adding, “In any event, it is a form of civil action in circumstances where basic human rights, civil and political freedoms are suppressed.”
  And now back to this. There was a time once, long ago, when as a small child I was honored to play one of The Three Wisemen before our Church and sing, “We Three Kings.” In preparation before in our Sunday School classroom one of the children raised in the southern white tradition, used my nickname and said, “_____ is the black one.” Well embarrassment aside, a more nobler honor has never since then been bestowed on me than that, and I have a good feeling Pussy Riot’s legacy for their Church performance will prove to be just as correctly virtuous. How about yours Mr. President? Because from here, you still have some catching up to do. Not that you’re so far behind the world leader idiots who claim God tells them to go to war, but against your own people you’re coming too darn close. Cut it out. I know it’s not just you, but you’re the one who’ll be in the books.
June 20 - July 23, 2019
Two Year Sentence For Stunt Honoring Integrity In Church
8/17/2012 concluded: Well embarrassment aside, a more nobler honor has never since then been bestowed on me than that, and I have a good feeling Pussy Riot’s legacy for their Church performance will prove to be just as correctly virtuous. How about yours Mr. President? Because from here, you still have some catching up to do. Not that you’re so far behind the world leader idiots who claim God tells them to go to war, but against your own people you’re coming too darn close. Cut it out. I know it’s not just you, but you’re the one who’ll be on the books.
Well. How Should I Say This?
    While I've generally always thought reparations was/is a good idea, I've also never made it an essayic point. So I apologize. But to Senator Mitch McConnell's point that enough progress has been established, such that this generation shouldn't be held responsible for our forbears' faults is placing the issue on infinite hold like the National Debt or something. As if this generation were just a corporation severing ties to previous mistakes. As if it weren't, really, so very long ago when mere incremental progress wasn't even made, or even approached, at all. 
  That the, severely selfish, illogical crime of slavery happened is because business is the business of shortcuts and why any self-absolution isn't enough. Because it was the aftermath suffered through, and criminally and socially enforced, that was even more insane. That's what any generation would be satisfied having a pass for? C'mon. We've not even solved the little stuff, Mr. Voice For A Varnished America preferring to be hypnotized into thinking nothing's our fault. Above the machinations of whichever conspiracy held sway over previous times. 
  Denial as demonstrated by that border wall our president wants, that would come to symbolize a vast sculptural representation of the façade that our people aren't responsible for what our governments, enterprises and people have ever done in maintaining the cultural instabilities that cause people to run from their homes. Technically running from the problem, just as Americans are. 
  Steadfastly behind no reparations takes advantage of "American citizens" who've been denied the deeper awareness of understanding what bigotry reduced us to and produced. It's not our fault generations took so long? But if not our responsibility, believe it or not, we're still part of the fault. Those cracks that divide a world that's really not separate at all.   
  Can't face the future without facing the past. Hasn't and won't be done. 

     Prison sucks, right? That people end up there is a demonstrable tragedy. Beats all that there's just never enough time to work out a better way. Or money to afford a better style. Where indifference and violence tilt the atrocity's scales is a blindness to the ramifications of what it means to have people treated so poorly. At fault or not. 
     Of course we all want to kiss justice and hold it dear and have it touch everything around us to keep right. Yep. Life's spooky. The normal can at any moment vaporize when at wits' end sans solution. 
Well. Navalny has allergic reaction while under Russian Government Custody.
     Huh. Imagine that. See the digital world where nothing can really be blamed on individuals has always been a part of life the modern age has now streamlined. Yes, apparently we're all disengaged on this somewhat long slide of lost individuality. How far down it goes, we know but up's through the roof.
     And people are still being shot for no other reason than shooting. It's not about why but indicative of how callous life is that these people can be so rubbed raw they act out in utterly desperate perverted ways. There's no honor in taking another's life. The upside down people are responsible for the calamities while we're responsible there's a mess. 
Never Before? Right. Like Every Day Opportunity Eludes Vision
    Issues seemingly cross the public brow like shooting stars, and happiness is knowing that, at least, this time, you're out of the way. The random out there-ness aspect, the public can't touch but is designed to reflect as progenitor. Sleight of hand political persuasion people are so numb to, even, especially, the screamers feel a part when everyone's just parcels
  How powerful you are in the public eye is hardly near as prestigious as the prominently placed two, pictured here -  
Venture a guess at how much? Or are we all just so flabbergasted by what would otherwise be labelled vainglorious gall, depicting upstanding righteous Americanism. Guess if you're going to hitch to a wagon, bandwagons have longer legs, so to speak. Mean as we have to be is why we're where we are, as formally explained in wonderfully woven historical masterpieces. All The King's Men. For formal display. 
  The planet's fossil fuel fleet needs to transition now and should have been common sense for decades. A president shrugging and hedging and hawing is not a country's executive but someone watching out for the interests of business shortcuts that have a bad history of not working out quite so well in the long run despite short-term rewards. Forget global warming. The planet shouldn't be this messed up anyway. No shame. None. 
Eventually if your eyes can't leave the train wreck you're past the mountain's ledge.
The Soapbox View Satirical Twispursues the Twin Legacies 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Censorship Question Is Russian Duma’s Answer To Protection From Free Speech

  According to RT major Russian Internet sites, including Wikipedia, are protesting a lower house, Duma passed, draft law establishing censorship to control abhorrent behavior. The original proposal, under review since last week, implied only “harmful information” would be censored. But the phrase was amended Tuesday night and the list of reasons for which the government will be allowed to shut down a site has been more strictly defined by a list including web pages that advocate suicide, substance abuse, excessively risky behavior, and child pornography. But critics contend the blacklist of not-for-children sites will restrict Internet freedom as the proposal contains a non-governmental Internet watchdog which would monitor the web for potentially harmful content, then request hosting companies restrict access to those pages. If hosting companies refuse, the page would then be blacklisted.
  So on July 10 Wikipedia declared a 24 hour blackout against the bill and their screen protest included blacking out their logo with text reading, “imagine a world where knowledge isn’t free,” or “Imagine a world without free knowledge,” as RT translated the statement two different ways in the same article. Apropos. Another statement on the Wikipedia homepage read, “Lobbyists and activists supporting the amendments claim they are only aimed against content like child pornography and ‘similar things’, but strict adherence to the wording of the bill will result in the creation of a system similar to the ‘Great Firewall of China’.” 
  Top Russian websites Yandex, Vkontakte, and LiveJournal joined Wikipedia in the fight against this draft law they claim will pave the way for Internet censorship in Russia. Search engine Yandex responded by crossing out the word “everything” from their, “You can find everything” logo and the company provided a link to a statement that warned the legislation may stifle free speech and questioned the bill’s “rash” adoption. Yandex’s chief editor, Elena Kolmanovskaya, wrote, “We think it’s necessary to maintain the balance of public interests and also consider technological characteristics of the Internet. That’s why a review of the draft law must be postponed with the legislation openly discussed.”
  In January this year, English-language Wikipedia and other Internet giants participated in a blackout in order to protest SOPA and PIPA bills in the U.S. Congress and Senate. Critics claimed they would empower the government beyond reason, and would damage the Internet as a result. Both bills have since been put on hold. Probably till heads can be turned elsewhere and legislators can hoist the law on citizens with the same disdain the Duma has for the public’s independence. While still unaddressed is why, since there’s a legal compromise with the world’s leader in human tragedy, alcohol, does the criminal enterprise system have to remain so profitable?
  What do you think?
July 7 - 28, 2017
Censorship Question Is Russian Duma’s Answer To Protection From 
Free Speech
7/112/2012 concluded: In January this year, English-language Wikipedia and other Internet giants participated in a blackout in order to protest SOPA and PIPA bills in the U.S. Congress and Senate. Critics claimed they would empower the government beyond reason, and would damage the Internet as a result. Both bills have since been put on hold. Probably till heads can be turned elsewhere and legislators can hoist the law on citizens with the same disdain the Duma has for the public’s independence. While still unaddressed is why, since there’s a legal compromise with the world’s leader in human tragedy, alcohol, does the criminal enterprise system have to remain so profitable?
What do you think?
Original Essay Ended Off-Topic

  That most everything strays doesn't excuse expanding criticism of government leverage in private interest, by overlapping the malignant lucrativeness of the spiraling criminal enterprise system's immoral moralizing. Because the freedom to exploit is unbridled power. As when courts are beholden, or even just friendly with government's or private privileged sectors. Imagine Marlon Brando's Colonel Kurtz sweating his frustration out further, even more, responding to his own last anguished, "the horror" with labyrinth
  Power is cooperative. Jumping up and down in exhilarated unison behind a figurehead's superiority could, as it sounds, be deluding and illusory as has been proven time, and time again. That success excuses unethical behavior is either faced or farce as pride reflects arrogance. Gauging the trains of thought demoralizes to sad effect actions worthy of referral as Mendastic-in-Chief, whose mounting anecdotes still hardly define being personally to blame for the vast social narcissism. Resulting from an opportunistically toyed with culture that's identified a loyal American intellectual understanding of our country as beneath the status of absolute devotion. Right, mumbo-jumbo. We're deluged. Cultivating patriotism such that the symbolization of having the biggest wall of all is shrugged off as potentially pragmatic. When what's obvious is the problem's that there are any walls at all. So discombobulate point-of-views to the contrary. But none of this arrogant nonsense was set in place yesterday. That the ideals of liberating America include an incredible amount of veracity and fraud, spite whatever the good intentions of William F. Buckley are and were, as he supposedly wasn't just standing for holding dear upper-class entitlements
  But it's not like ruthless streaks haven't always been the path to power and occasional ruin. What's to face? Ethics becoming a shoulder shrug? Authenticity, chivalrous sycophancy? This is the hold on power, that the hold on power breeds. Pure strategy, nuance be damned. So be it.
  Mr. President, please take a Magical History Tour -
Read from the Lower East Side and 
Roy Cohn's Townhouse
  Granted our American President's flippantly brazen. The chest pounding reverential insistence that a cursory knowledge of history entitles belief in conclusions riddled with contortions immobilizing facts. Seriously. Not everyone's cast themselves within this anger mode toward America's political spectrum. Suits or otherwise. 
  Americans think this or that. Twaddle. A celebrity defeated the idea of a woman president. It's like Kentucky giving up the power and prestige of an all powerful United States Majority Leader Senator. The macho instinct being the bottom line reason. Although noteworthy is Malcolm Gladwell's comment on 1947: The Meet The Press Chuck Todd PodcastJuly 2nd, 2017. Starting at 12:38. - How 'moral licensing' was a factor enabling America's fusion with convenient judgement to be nuance-dly neutered.
  Lambast is not dialogue. Why does reflection have to seem the most impossible  prospect of all? 
  Mr. President. Here. Have a sit-down here with me and Roy. I know that at an hour that last film was long. The soundbites you consume from vast arrays of sources probably preclude your energy from being tapped by my humble hour. Here, pause here with me and Roy. Watch this at seven minutes, nineteen seconds. The time of just a couple of interviews, no doubt. But perspective is hard to come by, and you're the President. Here, you remember Roy. Let's take this Magical History Tour together, sir.

  The criminal enterprise system wants to operate in overdrive. What's possibly wrong with that? It's not the militarized state's fault. The fault is with rules and obligations that sublimate humanity to revenge ridden dissatisfaction. 
Tom Selleck in police drama Blue Bloods
  "This job is not about being strong enough to use force. It's about being strong enough not to." 
  Cue the reminder, Allah/God inspires no murder at all. 
  All the madness, just a mean and preposterously profitable, extremely bad, thoroughly harmful, diseased joke. Honorable Killing's not even acceptable as oxymoron. The shame. The shame.
  Days are all like different days in that they're measurements of time. From which balance is found, from the ability to schedule, that's defined what humans have made of ourselves today. I'd bet all his money, retiree Bill Gates still lives with a schedule. 
  The teacher once remarked the Saturday yoga in the park position was susceptible to regime change. Inevitable. No surprise. Though you'd think there'd be more regard for seventeen years based on the principles that the introduction yoga in the park class were founded on. Power's impatience with nuance is legendary. Apparently in season now.  
  Time passes. Past recedes. It isn't as if political leverage's adversaries today replicate thenear century ago excesses of the Harding Administration. Where oil industry insiders were prosecuted for nefarious greed. Naw,  a polished professional sophistication has nothing to do with everything's extreme commercialization. Immelt from GE mist on oil technology that in the immediate long cycle GE blames for loss but will no doubt shrug what's better for the company despite this ambivalence toward the unblinking of our atmosphere. Tree Huggers? Exhaust chuggers. It's not right to disregard reality
  Conservative values means smart cars clog unprepared roadways jammed till everywhere's just a parking lot. No, eventually people will be satisfied carried around inside solar driven nodules that just bounce off each other if anything were to go wrong. Wait till the self propelled's rights-of-way accommodate the machine. Where's the conveyor belts for people to obey rather than doge as much and more so as people due now through the aggressive tactic of devotion to the machine to the point it is a Mobile Throne. I'm afraid that's not just a joke. I'd speculate the current Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Cho can still flippantly regard cycling as she had in a BBC interview during her previous stint with the Department of Transportation.
  If the train had been incorporated properly into the nation's transportation network, so many accidents could have been designed out of the equation. People can't generally drive the safest speed of 20 mph. That's unrealistic. So the inherent calculated aggressiveness creates mistakes. The nature of a ruthless world and we pass ourselves off as civilized. What a racket.      
Seen It All's In Season
  Conjecture's possible the Fake Conservatives' fake conservative, David Brooks wrote an accurate assessment of America's comfortableness with elitist culture in The New York Times 7/11/2017 titled, How We Are Ruining America. Sounds rash. But that's the industry. Trash and Pizzazz readers require for ringing the  lights bells and whistles.   
  Americans have learned to face the truth America hasn't. Shameful prejudicial ignorance is used to coerce some who hold dear the noble title of "God-fearing American." Because, bottom line, there's no such thing as holy war. Zilch.
  The following story about this film, People Will Talk, was written by William Snyder - In 1988, Joseph L. Mankiewicz was honored in San Francisco with the Akira Kurosawa Award for Lifetime Achievement as a film director. I think it was interesting that when he was asked to pick one of his films to be shown at the Kabuki Theater, he didn't choose films he had won Oscars for like "All About Eve" (1950) or "A Letter to Three Wives" (1949) or even a Shakespearian classic like "Julius Caesar" (1953), but instead, he picked "People Will Talk." I was an SF journalist then and he told many of us at a press conference of the back-story behind the making of this film. Before the filming began, Cecil B. DeMille was trying to get Mankiewicz---then President of the Screen Directors' Guild---banned and accused of being a Communist. When the SDG held a private meeting on the subject, John Ford embarrassed DeMille, saying, "C.B., you've made great films, the pride of our industry, but I don't like you. You're not a good man and what you're trying to do to Joe is wrong." The Guild voted to keep Mankiewicz. When you look at this film, it is an accurate explanation of the witch-hunts of its day and Hume Cronyn's character---Prof. Elwell---failed in the same way as Cecil B. DeMille did. "People Will Talk" was a box office failure for 20th Century-Fox. But it was a winning film with a great message. 
  To even just use the term "greatest witch hunt in history" points beyond insensitivity to a willingness to twist susceptibilities. As if the skewer's set and secured to an adherence to the belief America's malleable for team ends. The basis of the whole world's problems is there's an us and them. Reality. A switch requiring the power to turn off, and on. Oh the cauldron of presumed populist appeal under the Great Banner Politics. Where choice is fallen in line or having none. Scary people've convinced themselves without question, team's better than none. But that's politics, folks
A world of indifference and misunderstanding faces manipulation.
The vitriol. The vitriol.
When we're so TECHNOLOGICALLY-SOCIALLY, imaginably, far advanced, where's the collective shame for ridiculous disasters 
Surfing History’s Parallels. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Putin Cabinet Picked From Associates That Ruled Russia All Along

  Still unyielding to the concept absolute power causes him appear to be a dictator, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his officially appointed Cabinet, semi-officially transferring government power from his parliamentary to re-assumed Presidential seat as The New York Times and Reuters report everything is the same as per usual. 
  Though half the Cabinet changed some clearly retain roles within their associations of friends that control those ministries.Igor I. Sechin is giving up the deputy prime minister post, but is expected to remain a pivotal figure in large energy negotiations. Meanwhile no one related to the dissident movements was chosen thereby affirming few if any were considered. 
  President Putin did not attend a weekend G8 summit at American President Obama’s Camp David because of preparations for today’s announcement in Moscow that technically were returning Prime Minister Medvedev’s job. Though that split of responsibilities was seen to emphasize President Putin’s power over the Prime Minister, this could be more about how overall powerful the president is. Maybe he just didn’t want to fly to America, and prove anything to anyone anymore. Visiting Camp David just meant being bothered by others that want something from him. After all what’s the polished publicity behind Prime Minister Medvedev for? 
  The Ministry of Culture went to Vladimir Medinsky, a pop histories of the Soviet Union author and chest-thumping advocate of patriotic education. A gallery owner Marat Guelman mused on Ekho Moskvy radio that “the ministry of culture could turn into a ministry of propaganda.” 
  Ah, we miss the good old days until we get them and we’re still not satisfied. As with today’s cake icing that Mr. Putin has not yet announced his own Kremlin staff, known as the Presidential Administration. He probably wants to see how the recent shakeup of internal alliances settles before making those critical choices. 
  Like who’s in charge of taking out the trash? With so many assorted pieces to keep in place how does one man control the entire board? Authoritarianism. Certainly. Mr. Putin should prove he’s more mature than that.
January  11, 2016
Putin Cabinet Picked From Associates That Ruled Russia All Along
5/21/2012 concludedLike who’s in charge of taking out the trash? With so many assorted pieces to keep in place how does one man control the entire board? Authoritarianism. Certainly. Mr. Putin should prove he’s more mature than that. 

  Yeah right. President Putin's picking up his pace attending to the roots of Russia's inequalities. Take the pacifier out of the public's mouths and get started and stop imitating this clown playing czar.
Obnoxiousness Is the New Charisma
by Frank Bruni in The New York Times

David. Iman, my sorrow for you. My shy side misses you. And now with your husband's passing, who I never met, except, you know, in photos and sound. I miss him too, but more for you. Last night I first heard the new release Lazarus where he sings,"in heaven." It was so nice that while thinking heaven on earth after the song. My wife entered the kitchen from the office remarking how remarkable the song sounded. Just like people to play the hits today, and your husband left a special one for all. 
"Your friend," CMF
Morality's Not A Threat?
  How about dissecting this El Chapo example from inside-out? Not just pass off the reality of Mr. Guzmán's claim environment raised him. The immorality behind creating the Criminal Enterprise System that blames others for the necessity to protect everyone is delusional scapegoating and ploy of every form of tyranny limiting our ability to solve crises rather than malignantly thriving on withstanding tragedy. Crime is simple. Ours' a real farce.
  Ya notice, whether anyone could see profit from this, or not, that conservatives say liberals say conservatives are what liberals say conservatives say what liberals say conservatives say liberals mean conservatives mean liberal means as if it's almost the other's utter cluelessness that's what's right about what they're wrong about even when they're both right about being wrong they're right? Still it's a world class mind funk going on when public discourse is so ruled by cliché. Senator Ryan you jargon modifying politician you. Your move. You could suggest Hilary Clinton might consider what office she'd attempt to name Senator Sanders' appointment to if she were elected. Rather than allow the idea to blow in the political wind as well with other new Johnny One Note trills? 
  Life's not a bargain and neither is its' clean up and why someone's always cleaning up whether we are or not. No? Inspired not to work? Someone that lazy isn't the problem. And so it goes

  Is this story for forcing un-faced discomfort. Not just awful and awkward, but, downright shameful things a writer's role's to uncover after the truth. So once upon a time a, short, sickly at birth, youngster nicknamed Happy, by his parents, because he always seemed to laugh as a baby, turned into an uncommonly, arrogantly, ambitious child. Except for his extreme shyness around girls that developed due to his being overwhelmed by the extreme pulchritude of everyone of the female persuasion in his hometown. 
  So it was then, on this one particular day that he went to the home where all the neighborhood kids went to play sports and tag that would last hours. Even being an occasion for the last time his father spanked him when kids convinced him to continue playing hide-and-seek after the streetlights came on that was his time to go home and his father met him on the path running home, behind the neighbor's house, and grabbed his right arm and walloped his behind. After which telling his mother the episode was too violent and he never hit Happy again and they went back to the system where Happy'd feel too terrible defying his parents making that punishment enough. Being treated as a child was not really how a young man who had to grow up fast should be treated. 
  But on this other particular day the older boys decided, as was their inclination, to exclude Happy and so they had him hang around by the garage with a dog that belonged to one of the other boys and he was warned not to be friendly with the pet because the dog could get ornerySo literally four decades before his eventual wife would say all dogs are good and feed them even candy, if that's all there was available, to the most vicious fenced up guard dogs, Happy decided he'd be friendly as the dog was to him too. Except when the dog bit him and he cried and the boys came, not startled but telling him he'd been warned and the episode became hilarious when Happy screamed he'd have the owners sued for their dog's being allowed to have such a disposition. 
  Well. At home his mother medicated the wound and calmed him down and the next day was told of her being called by that county's Sheriff to make sure he was okay as the dog belonged to him and his son. Fascinatingly enough, for Happy, during his early high school years one of the nicest people towards him was a cousin of theirs whose father also went on to become that county's Sheriff. 
  Now. (See Sheriff link for the dog's owner's tyrannical history.) These facts are not being recounted as an act of revenge or to sound more properly moral in light of the racist atmosphere that permeated that town as the first black person in Happy's school didn't occur till his fifth grade year over a decade after that grossly, preposterously, racist nonsense had been allowed to permeate the spiteful culture for a century after the supposed ending of that cultural nonsense that had been theoretically put in its' proper place
  Needless to say the young world conqueror had to be educated to the fact his parents considered not moving there because of the actions of that particular Sheriff who was literally on record as having ruled that county with an iron racist fist. So he must act accordingly and not unsafely push that man. 
  So. If readers wonder why I apparently don't care who or what authority I stand up to as a writer, defying their power to disregard me? There's two reasons. 

1. Free Speech
2. I'm not a child anymore and will push satire's envelope limitlessly for the result that this world truly faces Allah/God believing everyone's your chosen people.
Link to church where when preparing to sing 
We Three Kings before the whole congregation, 
another child responded, "Happy's the black one." 
  So 3. My name's Charles Malcolm Fraser and I don't care what peaceful means anyone finds unnecessary for me to "misguidedly" use. Because I've had it with the lot of this world's excuse ridden, riddled, racist nonsense. George W. Bush you better g__ d___ed well apologize for claiming the right to perpetrate cycles of violent revenge in God's name because I think you're the example to make from your claim this racist nonsensical holy war/jihad bull-crap is and was your responsibility to to end through its' pursuit. This constant military solution when anyone with a clue can see Isis' children were born of you and your co-horts MISTAKES. Pragmatic? I confront you as a liar. Allah/God have mercy on your and Dick Cheney and all your other false brethren neocons' souls for perpetrating the continuation of this godawful bloody mess, cycle of revenge, you hypocrite of the lowest order. I actually don't believe God/Allah needs a revenge of that magnitude and maybe it's reserved for me. But my dare is you apologize or go to Hell. Thank Allah/God's judge because there's not enough time in the world for me to care to listen to another of your excuses. 
  Uh. See? Turned out I wasn't just after Sheriff McCall's legacy after all. I'm just a sarcastic s.o.b. What can I say, the world's an oyster irritating the hell out of me?
  As of 9:10 AM Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, September 17th, 2019there's been no sufficiently acceptable world-wide public apology from former American President, George W. Bush. Sure. Presidential Candidates, and commercial track pundits, may excuse your critical mistakes to appeal to percentages of opinion while this complaint-ant is just a sarcastic Soapbox View. But! In lieu of no emphatic sincere apology, you, because the buck stopped with you and your responsibility for people's further lost perspective on why revenge is wrong. Please, really help. Not appease various angers that don't stop. Suck it up. You were swept up by history. The future needs to break from the crap. And that's that. 
(Edit - 8/22/19)
  And freaking? Yes freaking North Korea's playing with weapons. The crises established by the pathological sense of ruling war that's acted upon as if it's actually not known where they could have possibly gotten defeatist ideas like this from. C'mon. Can't everyone say hypocrite? That would be some bandwagon to jump off, eh? 
  Speaking of which, this morning, radio covered Governor "Gateway" Cuomo of New York's announcement, yesterday January 10th, endorsing a prison education program to be paid for from "criminal forfeitures." From upon his Criminal Enterprise System pulpit. When until the façade's dissected and remedied, this creation of a broad wide spectrum of criminality to protect the public from attacking itself is no more and no less than culturally scapegoating sin. 
  Because what I heard was ratification Saturday morning from a Corporation For Public Corporate Broadcasting commentator who balanced Pablo Guzman's defense, saying, still, he was "subverting the rule of law here." While reality remains unfazed by the rule of law's subverting the rule of law even the Supreme Court can face but facetious corruption of the economics can't? Law would have protected us already. Let go of this financial forest's façade so history's evolution doesn't remain so critically flawed. Police, the umpires are supposed to be on everyone's side. ... .
History's More Than Understanding Tradition
  11,000 Cuban migrants. Senator Rubio needs to get off his anti-Castro revenge pulpit and participate in economically kick-starting the island that really at this point comes before running for any presidencyBecause the cause of Yankee exploitation of Cuba does not need redeeming. And no matter how much sycophantic hoo-haw praise you can raise? God knows. Good luck with that. Everyone knows the answer's always how money flows. Shouldn't be the problem.
100 Character Celebrity Sighting
  Traditionally this comment would appear towards the bottom right where there's a 100 character description of crossed paths with celebrities since New York's where a lot work etc., so paths do cross. But this celebrity crossing defies a 100 character description as simple as it sounds. So, locking my bike to a parking meter and, just before putting the lock around the pole, and between the front wheel and spokes, a black car pulls up beside the parked cars and I recognize a beard exiting, and having a five-year-old time of it getting his companion out of the backseat. So I remember this guy, close to right away, because a decade back, and probably just months before he became a bigger household name, I'd carried a package from his managing company to a record company on lower Fifth Avenue. I can't recall how I saw his name other than I never look inside so his name was outside. So he's got me grinning as he exists and carts his charge over the curb past me to go in St. Bartholomew's and we parted with like a nod. Then, at least an hour later, I walk up to unlock my bike and bending over, glance seeing him to my left about to saunter past with his child. Recognizing one another, from before, Steve Earle does his hey how you doin, and I reply good and ask how he's doin, and he says oh alright while tugging the kid along back up the street to a waiting SUV. Mr. Earle's, The New York Times, April 12, 2016, The Other Side of Merle Haggard, essay.