Posts Tagged ‘violence’

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Making Clockwork Orange

 

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Kiev snipers hired by Maidan leaders – leaked EU’s Ashton phone tape

Don’t let this slip down the Memory Hole.  This is how modern coups succeed.  They create violence, and the US / corporate media blames the targeted government for said violence (as in Libya, Syria and now Ukraine), when in fact the violence is caused by rogue elements in the anti-government coup itself.  This pattern repeats over and over again, and the US presstitute media covers the story wrongly 100% of the time, never retracting, never setting the record straight.  We now inhabit a fictional geo-politcal reality where our co-citizens have no idea whatsoever what actually went on.

“And second, what was quite disturbing, this same Olga [Bogomolets] told as well that all the evidence shows that the people who were killed by snipers from both sides, among policemen and then people from the streets, that they were the same snipers killing people from both sides,” the Estonian FM stressed.

The Estonian FM has described the whole sniper issue as “disturbing” and added, “it already discredits from the very beginning” the new Ukrainian power.

 

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Apparently we’re supposed to cheer for Neo-Nazi anarchy now.  That’s “democracy,” and “activism.”

 

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Roger Ebert once called Fight Club a “fascist movie.”  Although that might have been misplaced, it may apply more aptly to these murder is fun films, Kickass and Kickass 2.

It’s so frustrating when the ideas are so nakedly presented to offset the other malignant ideas that were just presented moments ago.  The level of manipulation reaches schizophrenic heights when torture is fun, but all of a sudden another character pretends to have a moral conscience.  We have a battle of marketing manipulation memes, selling fascist ideas, but trying to also wrangle those peacenik dollars and assuage the consciences of parents who let their kids watch these assaults.

I was shocked at the prospect of “Hit Girl” (Chloe Moretz) the moment I read about the first film in production.  This was a kind of line that had to be crossed, inevitably, but for what purpose?  What is the meaning of Hit Girl?  She’s some kind of super enforcer freak show that could never exist in real life.  She’s also a bloodthirsty mass murderess, with flashy colors and makeup to sell killing as cool.  Of course a collection of lowlifes are presented for her to mow down.  What are people to make of this murder as fun and games, it’s all part of the modern lifestyle, kind of vibe?

The society has drifted quite a bit from the times of peace protests and antiwar movements.  We’ve regressed to a kind of infantile love of mindless violence.  Meaning and consequences are stripped away in favor of blood and circuses.  Now in Amerika it’s easy to sell violence as the solution to just about anything.  Little girls playing dress up is now little girls playing dress up with hollow point rounds and machetes.

The title character, Kickass (Aaron Johnson), represents the common knave. He’s brought into the world of murder for fun and Hit Girl, as a way of establishing his own identity as a superhero.  He’s a scaredy cat and inept.  The contrast between the two remains throughout.

With Kickass attempting to bring balance to the vigilante ideal, the films meander toward gore and death and back toward justice and forgiveness.  The people behind it coldly manipulate the storylines to sell death and supremacy one moment and high school innocence and the rule of law the next. 

Vigilantism is pitted against a useless law and justice system that essentially does nothing positive, ever.  This is an ideological attack on the idea of a justice system at all.  Never are the police called or do they do anything positive.  The only solution is massive force and violence by unaccountable individuals.  Similarities to other vigilante comic book stories (Batman) are intentional, but to what end?  What is it these people think they’re saying in the end?

My guess is that they’re saying: ‘we put x in there to counter y, so give us lots of money, assholes.’

Sounds about right.

No trailer.  Fuck you, Kickass.

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twisted new photo series by artist Jon Burgerman

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New series of complaints over selective censorship at Facebook calls into question the political motivations behind the targeting.

Fascist Facebook?

 

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How Police Became a Standing Army

“Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces”

You’re going to want to think really hard whether you want to risk calling the police in the future … for anything.

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“Wars shatter and hurt so many lives,” he said, saying their most vulnerable victims were children, elderly, battered women and the sick.

“Look on the many children who are kidnapped, wounded and killed in armed conflict, and all those who are robbed of their childhood and forced to become soldiers,” he said.

He asked for people to be spared further suffering, and urged all parties in the conflict to allow humanitarian aid to get through.

“Prince of peace, in every place turn hearts aside from violence and inspire them to lay down arms and undertake the path of dialogue,” he said.

Pope Francis uses first Christmas address to urge an end to violent conflict

 

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“The War on Drugs was the biggest swindle I’ve ever seen, globally.”
-Neill Franklin, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

 

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Tony Cartalucci sorts out grotesque double-standards when the regime being protested is a US client state puppet (Thailand) vs. when the regime is a US targeted enemy (Ukraine).
A Tale of Two Protests: Ukraine & Thailand

Bonus hypocrisy from the US State Dept. itself:

“We urge Ukraine’s leaders to respect their people’s right to freedom of expression and assembly…

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We call on the Government of Ukraine to foster a positive environment for civil society…

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and to protect the rights of all Ukrainians to express their views on their country’s future in a constructive and peaceful manner

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in [Kiev] and in other parts of the country.

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Violence and intimidation should have no place in today’s Ukraine.””

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Violence and intimidation of protesters holds a near and dear place in the United States itself though.  Are memories that short over at the State Department?

Much concern for the Ukrainian protesters — a large chunk of whom are neonazis, apparently, and many others are “color revolution” stooges of western imperial meddling, in other words: On The Payroll.   This is the same old story, and the US media is always complicit in selling Uncle Sam’s self-interested tall tales to the rubes.

 

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‘Knockout game’ leads to arrests, more police patrols
Teen ‘knockout game’ continues to harm innocent people

The worrying ‘game’ is played by choosing victims at random and trying to knock them to the ground with one punch. More and more people report being victimized by its callous ‘players.’