THIS BOOK IS CRITICAL OF HILLARY CLINTON - We have to introduce this gradually and slowly because it will trigger the brainwashed masses who know absolutely nothing about her. We must be careful how we tread here, because ignorant people are dangerous, and the followers of the Democratic Party are simply that demented.
Tread softly.. do not anger authoritarians
Do you get it? Do you see the reflection that is in this mirror?
IS THIS BOOK SEXIST? - Well, anything that is critical of a woman in power is sexist. Of course it is. A woman in power is automatically a saint who does nothing wrong. The CEO of Mylan was a woman, so she couldn't possibly have had anything to do with jacking up the prices of their Epipens...expect that it all came out in a congressional hearing that she had.
AREN'T YOU HELPING THE REPUBLICANS? - Yes, because they are all bad; it's all one way of the other, the world is black and white and nuance is for suckers. It was a Republican who expanded Medicaid in Ohio and three Republicans who have now blocked passage of a bill to replace Obamacare. Let's stay in our camps and ignore the actions of individuals who might be actually playing for our side.
This past election has really exposed the tremendous hypocrisy of the Democratic party, a hypocrisy that should have blown your head to bits if you truly fathomed it. Say what you will about Donald Trump, it was depending on the stupidity and lack of conviction of its followers to hand it a presidency on a silver platter.
ISN'T THIS THE WRONG TIME?
You should be allowed to criticize what you're doing, your processes, how things are going; are you on the right path? A resistance to criticism is a sure sign that either you have something to hide or your whole political regimen is fragile AND YOU KNOW IT. Criticism is hard, but it's supposed to make you better. It makes you appear honest, it improves you, it's just the common sense thing to do.
DON'T YOU CARE ABOUT FEMINISM? - I would argue that these writers and others critical of Hillary and her agenda are more feminist than the celebrity dilettantes that masquerade as "feminist icons" today. But unfortunately because being a feminist currently means being a Hillary Clinton supporter, I guess then you could logically say that these writers don't and didn't care about feminism when they wrote this.
Reynolda de la Rue Forcee's favorite color is BRIGHT NEON FUCHSIA PINK.
7/17/2017 0 Comments
Political books and "industry exposes" ( my term for books uncovering the naughtiness of corporate America) are my favorite genre of book, but I find them very hard to read.
Not that they are difficult to understand, but I stagnate in the dense exploration of the mystery and the crime because it's SO MUCH to take in and also, I just plain get so freaking angry that my mind short circuits and I fail to comprehend any further. I wish I had the calmness and collected coolness of a Vladimir Putin (or any of these great journalists I follow) to take in vital information to educate me but not let it make me so emotional ( and take my ego for such a ride). It's very hard (I don't know, I guess it' s just ME) to read about how someone is polluting our water or poisoning our food or committing atrocities in foreign lands in the name of "democracy" and not go completely CRAZY WITH RAGE...
But that's what this bitch likes to do (Hillary Clinton) and I just can't get over how many people are so ignorant of what she does or are just plain okay with it...and as long as it's this lady and not anyone else, then war crimes and scamming the people are A-okay...
The optics and feel (that's a new trendy word "optics") of the current political landscape is strange and surreal, but partly because some basic facts are coming into focus: the mess that has now culminated in Trump taking his turn ( even though he said no meddling in Syria, or Afghanistan, or Russia; no more use for NATO WHAT HAPPENED????),it's as if no one ever head the term "neocon" or "globalization" before.
I heard these words non stop in the early 2000's and it's what all the leftist kids were protesting.
Now I see people at Hillary rallies and I speak with veteran liberal activists who can't tell me what the word neocon even means.
Have we gone down an Orwellian memory hole? Is this what that was?
And now, only the right seems to care about neocons and globalization?
Or did they always, and I was so blind?
At any rate, modern-day day circumstances all begin, pretty much, with BILL CLINTON (and his wife, the package pair), and the intentional destruction and manipulation of YUGOSLAVIA.
And this is all outlined succinctly and effectively in Diana Johnstone's book "Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton".
I had heard of Diana Johnstone before, because she wrote a crucial book on Yugoslavia called "Fool's Crusade". I guess I was in some kind of leftist fog because even though she wrote for Counterpunch and other leftist magazines, what she was truly saying didn't inspire me as much as it has now. But then again, maybe it is more relevant now...
A review of Hillary Clinton's political trajectory is a key to understanding so much of what is going on in American politics today. From the co optation of feminism for geopolitical and elitist aims, to her experience in "regime change" (Honduras, Libya), to the emergence of the specific formula still in use today for the dismemberment of recalcitrant countries (Yugoslavia), to her complete indifference to progressive politics (except when it benefits her), Hillary has participated in the biggest negative trends driving American politics and hegemony today.
So many of Hillary's supporters have no real idea of her history or experiences. They all say the same thing: she's done so much for women, for children, she wants to save the world! This narrative is bullshit, and the only left to do is educate yourself (something a Hillary supporter once suggested that I do LOL). READ THIS BOOK
Gregoria Windrake moved to the United States from England when she was five years old.
What is it not?
Well, it's not about travel and expensive luxuries ( I looked this up people, and one person posted something on LinkedIn using the name but whatever). It seems to imply being wealthy, which yes, it's true, being independently wealthy allows you to be leisurely to the extent you desire.
But I've decided to adopt the term to describe a lifestyle based on minimal consumption and more time spend on making your life richer and more important (maybe less time working and more time doing the things you always wanted to do, plus connecting with other people. Is that a real goal? Connecting with others? What if you hate other people? Haha! Just kidding. )
Or you know, working and saving your money.
So, this blog would be/might be/amongst other things dedicated to ways to live that way. And deals. Deals, so we can live cheaply off of capitalism's excess...
or ARE WE?
Fuck thrift stores.
Don't tell me that thrift stores absolve you of the guilt of participating in consumerism.
If someone hadn't engaged in that capitalism in the first place, you wouldn't be taking advantage of the pseudo-great deals of the musty trends at thrift stores.
So, not to say that thrift stores cannot make up a part of a wholesome minimalistic consumerist lifestyle (Lord you're still a consumer), I don't think that's where the emphasis should be. Thrift store shopping is a very live-and- let-die sort of approach to consumerism; you're getting the cheap shit and fuck everyone else. No one gets to make a living (it's akin to shopping at Walmart suckers.)
(Sorry, I'm not going to judge people. I do a lot of stupid things.)
I think the emphasis should be on people being able to survive. So what that means is, why not spend good money on products someone put a lot of effort into and harnessed their creativity to create and that will last you a long time? (Wow, who the hell ever thought of that?)
This way, you get a good deal, because you're not being taken advantage of, you are getting quality for your money, and someone else gets to make a living.
And that someone could even be you...
Leisure activism is about quality living without producing waste. It's about artful living, without the snobbishness and the excess. It's about making sound financial choices and getting out of debt. It's about harnessing your own creativity and making your own things. Once in a while.
It's about making products useful to people's lives and of high quality, not with planned obsolescence.
It's about creating truly newsworthy content that people will want to read because it actually informs and enlightens them.
(It's about having a compost pile. Hey, I live in a city too.)
It's about creating easy social interactions and community, all being the product of going down the path of least resistance (not forcing yourself to drive across a major metropolitan area to get to an event/see friends. After a hard day of work, who the fuck wants to do that? Lord have mercy.)
It's about doing things in a quality way ( and a minimalistic way), the way things might have been done in the past.
(It's about making mistakes and being a bum if that's what you really want.)
Because seriously. Are you really hurting anyone else? No, but the CEO of that massive money-grubbing corporation sure as fuck is, and no one is complaining about him (or her) , least of all in this country.
Jenny Facius is not really the founder of devilish turn.com but she is an editor-in-chief. And makes very important decisions. Lots of them to be sure.
7/16/2017 0 Comments
Recently, because I am growing older, I realized that the house I am living in (renting) and other "old" houses nearby (meaning at the least a hundred years old) are older and more meaningful than they would have been to me twenty years ago. Things are getting "older", and they are slightly taking on the cast of being truly vintage as an ever growing distance is emerging between myself and my extreme youth (and the time period of that youth).
The city I live in has always fascinated me, but recently I find that it, and surrounding small towns and areas ( one being where I actually grew up) have taken on a more mournful and morbid meaning, and I realize that all the inhabitants of these spaces are living ghosts....
(You can travel to Geneva-on-the-Lake and be transported back thirty years from the current time and see teenagers dressed in the exact same uniform of grunge and alternateens from the nineties. I spotted a young couple like this when I went there for Fourth of July and I was disturbed; I could swear they were ghosts.)
And people here are ghosts too. They are trapped literally DECADES behind European countries in relation to style and politics and food and anything else of importance or interest in the world. And they are trapped in a strange ahistorical moment that is literally history as-it-is-happening (does that make any sense?)
BUT I AM DIGRESSING, LIKE MAJOR-LEAGUE DIGRESSING. So even though people in the United States are constantly tearing down historical buildings and monuments to make way for crazy ugly new fangled contraptions that serve only vacant commerce and mangle the souls of human beings, there are still a lot of dilapidated places and weird funky spooky vibes in the city if you're open to them.
I've always been fascinated with the Torso Murders which took place in Cleveland in the 1930's. I liked learning about Elliot Ness because he seemed ( and still does ) to be one of the only people I've ever heard of who became a public servant and actually made an impact on corruption and crime in this country. (I think the information is vague and misleading surrounding the killings and it seems incredible that police were so incompetent in that time and couldn't figure anything out. I don't believe there was a specific serial killer; I believe these were just mob killings that for some reason got lumped together into a chain. )
It's been the vehicle to transport me into the Cleveland of this time period because i wanted to be taken there somehow - it was considered "the most dangerous city in America" and its' streets were full of life: trolley cars and downtown shopping and red light districts, immigrants and people dressing up and going about on foot (instead of enslaved to highways in their anti-social cars). It was more dynamic than it is now. People thought differently and saw the world differently and were ensconced in a different medium and this such a relatively short time ago; it's just too thrilling! As John Stark Bellamy puts it in his book "The Maniac in the Bushes: More Tales of Cleveland Woe": "The past is a foreign country, and its inhabitants do things very differently there."
Every year I mean to go on the Haunted Cleveland tour of the Torso Murders. (They only do one tour a year, usually in June, and every year I always fucking forget and never sign up for it, so I miss out on the chance to go to the places where the bodies were found and other important locales; I want to go because as much as I read about the murders, I don't understand where all the bodies were actually found, and I don't know if I can access them on my own (like I don't think I could access Kingsbury Run except via a ride on the RTA Blue Line)).
But through the years I am always coming back to it and the books I've read have told me about some points of interest located nearby to where I live: the grave of one of the first torso victims ( I live near the cemetery but I still have never found his grave, I don't know why!?!?!?!?!) and now recently I have found out that the house he lived in is nearby, so I decided to take a look: take a look at a house I have passed by hundreds of times without taking any interest in it. (Well, I also live close to the house on Seymour Avenue where Amanda Berry and two other women were held captive for ten years).
So now as I'm reading "The Maniac" again and am finally paying attention to the street addresses that YES, he had been putting into the book the entire time, I have been entering them into the GPS of my phone and creating an interesting map (which has my neighborhood smack dab in the heart of it all), which is creepy and thrilling at the same time.
And finally has me thinking and believing that I live in a historically important place. No, not on a par with Europe, but it's there on the threshold. The place where I live is not devoid of history, and I don't live in a place where history doesn't exist...
American cities (with some exceptions) really want you to feel like they were just created yesterday and they are all about the present and devoid of any historical significance whatsoever; it's like they've sucked all past historical events out with a vacuum cleaner, and left you with soulless centers of barely-there commerce. They're all cities of an ahistorical present dedicated to wealth creation, and you feel like nothing ever happened there before you or I existed, growing up in a suburban playground or an urban housing project; we just showed up one day in some strange way and have only existed since about the seventies.
But now I look at buildings that are clearly from the nineteen fifties and sixties in a new light. Because now I am so much further removed in time, these have more historical significance and they're just way cooler than they were before.
It's almost like seeing the Eiffel Tower in your own town (it has almost that much significance for me). It's old. It's culture. It's something. It's far enough away in time to be OLD.
(And I know Native Americans lived here WAY before we did but all their history was obviously the first to be obliterated from the psyche of this land).
Something holds this country hostage, and it's not allowed to access the richness of its inner soul. I search for morbid little capillaries and back alley ways to enter into this.
Melinda Radosavljovic is a "life-long Clevelander" and fucking hates the Cavs and the Browns THANK GOD sick-and-tired-of-this-bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And a nuance the hillary clinton-crowd uses to distinguish between what is truly privilege and what they decide is privilege because then you can pretend you care about changing shit when you really don't care about changing shit
There is a site i started following and reading lately called "manrepeller": it's pretty and it's quirky and i don't even care about the clothing they showcase ( because i literally swear that they just choose stuff at random to show off brand names and play off the outrageous prices of the items ) but i recognize that it's just a pretty, guilty-pleasure, PRIVILEGE -LADEN thing to read. (i want to live these women's lives - they are young, ambitious, attractive, talented; they get to wear cool clothes and stop off at tasty coffeeshops in the afternoon and trendy shops for lunch and walk/take the subway to work in glamorous new york city and people get to think THEY'RE COOL) and i find it entertaining to read about how these girls burn through their money living superficially glamorous lives as fashion blog writers in new york city and the articles they come up with revolving around pop culture ( i also like how they pass themselves off as fashion models in mismatched clothes and think nothing of it; there is a distinct DIY element going on here).
So i like it. I recognize it for what it is, and cringe at the occasional hillary clinton/liberal reference, but i knew what i was getting into
So i'm reading this article one girl wrote about a lady who quit working at an art gallery and started farming in Miami
I enjoyed the article, and even felt a little inspired by it, and then I get to the comments and I get stopped short, like literally SHORT, because it's all "this article was really childish" and "this girl is really privileged" and "she said "other" farmers live in cute little houses" and all this other crap and it's like, jesus christ, lighten up
(This is what the right calls "virtue signaling" and the left loves to cannibalize their own when they're straying from the official line, continuing this good cop/bad cop narrative that keeps this demented society submissive). This is a real phenomenon though, the ol' signaling, and the comments for this story became a trail of tears of jealous, catty women complaining about this woman who worked hard to make this business and calling her privileged and airheaded.
(The interview was also conducted haphazardly while the interviewee was driving her truck around to various restaurants and farms, so she may have said the first thing that came off the top of her head, and she may not have expressed herself well because maybe she was nervous, maybe she wasn't concentrating on what was at hand, I mean GOSH)
It just totally shocked me. I had enjoyed the article and was surprised and saddened by these "observations" that the article was "childish" and the woman featured "arrogant"
Maybe I see the world through privileged-glasses, but I kinda think I don't. The woman took a risk and she works her ass off. So people who have money (and by the way, you don't know how she got it, she may have saved it from working eight years at that art gallery in Europe) but create something honestly should be chastised and hang their head low? On a website where people are regularly discussing how to waste hundreds of dollars on clothes that don't deserve it?
That website is a big guilty-pleasure, rip off the sex and the city lifestyle (although I've never seen that show and NEVER WANT TO) , fashion, blog, glamorous, you're-so-cool, you're-the-cool-girls, can-i-live-vicariously-through-you-? website, and hillary clinton followers gonna complain about privilege????
This is part of the insanity of being a liberal; but I guess this is something that totally went over my head and that I didn't realize was part of the experience of this otherwise delicious website: the petty criticizing and condescending chastisement that liberals engage in as a part of their phony activism, another privilege of the rich, another fun activity at their disposal, alongside throwing money at over-priced clothing
Meta de Missoni has the dream of creating a dating/porn site where people can pay for and design their own personal dating experience and or porn shoot.