Posts Tagged ‘legitimacy’



“DNC attorneys assert that the party has every right to favor one candidate or another, despite their party rules that state otherwise…”


DNC to Court: We Are a Private Corporation With No Obligation to Follow Our Rules

“The court would have to basically tell the party that it couldn’t change [the neutrality rule], even though it’s a discretionary rule that it didn’t need to adopt to begin with.” – DNC attorney Bruce Spiva

“The party could have favored a candidate. I’ll put it that way. Maybe that’s a better way of answering your Honor’s original question. Even if it were true, that’s the business of the party, and it’s not justiciable.” – DNC attorney Bruce Spiva

“[I]f you had a charity where somebody said, Hey, I’m gonna take this money and use it for a specific purpose, X, and they pocketed it and stole the money, of course that’s different. But here, where you have a party that’s saying, We’re gonna, you know, choose our standard bearer, and we’re gonna follow these general rules of the road, which we are voluntarily deciding, we could have — and we could have voluntarily decided that, Look, we’re gonna go into back rooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate that way. That’s not the way it was done. But they could have. And that would have also been their right, and it would drag the Court well into party politics, internal party politics to answer those questions.” – DNC attorney Bruce Spiva



These people are the enemies of democracy.

These 2020 hopefuls are courting Wall Street. Don’t be fooled by their progressive veneer


Media Worried US Won’t Occupy Syria Forever




The latest Red Scare tactics have moronic Democrats accusing everyone and their grandma of working for Putin. This should be too pathetic to bother with…

Democrats’ Tactic of Accusing Critics of Kremlin Allegiance Has Long, Ugly History in U.S.

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Nov 2 Elections in Donetsk and Lugansk- The Game Changer in Donbass

The brave citizens of Luhansk and Donetsk defied the threats of Nazi psychopaths in Kiev and the Americans and EU imperialists who deny their right to self-determination. They have faced artillery shelling, aerial bombardments and legions of psychotic fascists unleashed against them for half a year now.



The pacing and plot lacked.  Despite a beautiful and talented lead, and the talents of Heather Graham and James Franco, this melodrama didn’t really deliver especially, in terms of plot and story execution, anyway.

This slow character study is filmed gorgeously, but a lack of urgency or strong motivation leaves it a bit flat (no pun intended).



On later reflection though, it has a method to its madness.  The theme involves the legitimacy or illegitimacy of stripping and of pornography.  It tries to locate where lines should be drawn and how society falls back on reactionary Puritanism, despite being impure itself.

Some obvious choices, and the expected character study beats.  It does get a bit interesting as it changes venues up to San Francisco.  The introduction of Heather Graham takes the story to new areas and considerations.



I can’t help but think on how reactionary Puritanism is wielded like a bludgeon in the real world, by opportunists.  I can’t help but remember James Bamford’s (mostly obvious) revelations: NSA “exploiting” U.S. Citizens’ online porn viewingThis ties into blackmail, as revealed by NSA Satellite Analyst Russell Tice.  As NSA becomes more pervasive, targeting not just the powerful and noteworthy, but also lower and lower levels of unfriendlies (or even unfavored business competitors), the pornography card will be wielded against targeted individuals.

So back to About Cherry, the narrative seems to have been produced and supported by known name stars because of its underlying message: there are lines of course, but porn is decidedly a legitimate racket.

The film actually comes up a bit ambiguous on even that point, but the question remains and lingers.  The repercussions of this question, this avenue for blackmail and pressure to apply to people across the society, are serious.  Political leverage is always a serious business.  The nature of the Age of Surveillance itself is now metastasizing before us.  Now that’s not in the movie, and it came from my own experience and knowledge of these matters.  What came from the movie is whether our adult daughters should be photographing other adult daughters, if they want to do it?

And then what?




Rigged Trials at Gitmo


In The Nation Magazine — fake terrorism trials at Guantanamo.  Like nearly everything else about this bogus “war” on terrorism (by the greatest sponsor of terrorism in the world, the USG), the gulag trials at Guantanamo Bay are being rigged.

“…Pentagon general counsel William Haynes–the man who now oversees the tribunal process for the Defense Department…

“I said to [Haynes] that if we come up short and there are some acquittals in our cases, it will at least validate the process,” Davis continued. “At which point, [Haynes’s] eyes got wide and he said, ‘Wait a minute, we can’t have acquittals. If we’ve been holding these guys for so long, how can we explain letting them get off? We can’t have acquittals. We’ve got to have convictions.‘”


Anyone who’s studied the 9/11 cover-up should know that Khalid Sheikh Muhammad was repeatedly tortured to give the alleged account later printed as truth in the 9/11 Commission Report.  Now the government, probably using CIA torturers like those lionized in Zero Dark Thirty, is censoring the trial’s video feed.  Even the judge has made an issue of it and is investigating who is censoring out any and all information concerning KSM.  Apparently, as soon as the government’s Big Torture-Produced Lie is challenged in the courtroom, it will be censored from the American people.  No surprises there, as this has been the modus operandi since forever.

Isn’t this sort of false reality, torture/murder state, gulag system what we were against when the Soviets did it?

Wasn’t that why they were bad?