Reflections in a Petri Dish — Nov 4, 2017
Dog Poet Transmitting…….
Readers that come here know how I feel about Noam Chomsky. I had the honor of being able to tell him how I felt. Today’s posting is about frauds and impostors but mostly about crass opportunists of which there is no shortage in these times. Chomsky once tried to charge a reporter $35.00 for an interview. You can hardly be more venal and grasping than that. He’s the man who said it doesn’t matter if 9/11 was an inside job. He was singing a different tune before he launched into that melody. History will remember him as an oily, smarmy opportunist, a liar and a traitor, among other things.
A little while ago there was an NFL quarterback named Colin Kaepernick. He had some success with the San Francisco 49ers until the defenses figured him out. He was a one dimensional player and it doesn’t take long for the opposition to neutralize that dimension. He was informed by the head office that they were going to let him go. He was getting paid around 16 million dollars a year. However, his lack of versatility rendered him obsolete in their plans for the future.
Here’s what I think happened after this, according to what I saw. Knowing that his playing days were doomed in San Francisco, he sought another avenue of expression and started taking a knee during the singing of the National Anthem before the games. Here and there one or two others joined him and he managed to turn himself into an iconic warrior for social justice issues. He was protesting the police shootings of black men in Ferguson and other locations. He wore a pair of socks to the game that depicted the police as pigs. He put on a Fidel Castro t-shirt. He did a number of things that were very offensive to the general type of individual who enjoys professional football. He had a chance to take less money and keep playing but he refused to do that and left professional football. He has a girlfriend who is a social justice activist.
The kneeling before games increased. The fans became uniformly angry and attendance at games dropped and the number of people watching games has also dropped dramatically. A crisis has ensued. Trump came out and called Kaepernick a sonofabitch. Kaepernick indicated that he wanted to play in the NFL and sleazy lawyers turned sports reporters like Mike Florio began cheerleading for Kaepernick at every turn. He is a regular reporter at NBC.com and his constant commentary on Kaepernick began to annoy the readers of his articles. The negative responses were running about 40 to 1. This did not dissuade Florio who continues to this day. Other reporters have joined in. All I will say further on that portion of the matter is; you know who owns the media.
Kaepernick got tryouts with several teams. He wanted too much money and his skills were not good enough to offset the baggage and distraction that came with him. Trust me, if you can play at a certain level, you will have a job. He was offered back-up money but wouldn’t take it. Then he was granted a tryout with the Baltimore Ravens. His girlfriend proceeded to make a comment that associated the Raven’s owner with characters in the awful film, Django Unchained. The tryout was rescinded. Today an argument rages about there being a plot to exclude Kaepernick from professional football. Kaepernick has filed a lawsuit against the NFL for collusion. That, I think, is the last nail in the coffin concerning his ever playing in the NFL again. Football is about money. Money comes from the fans. The fans, in a significant proportion hate Kaepernick. Any team that did hire him would feel the financial wrath of the fans and the locker-room would be a scene of conflict and dissension. The bottom line really is that Kaepernick is not good enough to warrant what he insists on being paid, along with the great distraction that he would bring with him. Kaepernick is a crass opportunist. Ironically he was raised by a white couple. His own, adopted mother has even spoken out against him.
I am no fan of Harvey Weinstein. He is an evil and ugly man and I have known about his behavior for some time. It was never much of a secret but he was a very powerful man. As we have mentioned a time or two, Mr. Apocalypse is on the scene. All sorts of interesting developments are at hand. Weinstein’s principal accuser is one Rose McGowan who had a brief career as an actress but like Kaepernick is now past her sell by date.
What is not generally known is that Rose McGowan is a crass opportunists who doesn’t give a shit one way or another about sexual abuse. Harvey’s people offered her a million dollars to keep her mouth shut. This was after she had already signed a non disclosure agreement for money previously. The million dollars was not enough for her, she demanded 6 million to shut up. This renders that impassioned speaker on women’s issues a crass opportunist. She was formerly the girlfriend of Marilyn Manson. Manson is a Satanist whose music inspired the Columbine Massacre. I’m not one to argue guilt by association but there it is in any case. I could bring up a number of interesting stories about McGowan and Manson. For whatever the reason, certain information seems to find its way to me. I don’t really see the point. I study events for awhile before I form my impression on them, or the people involved. Being precipitate is not a good thing if it means you have to back off, or apologize for having been misinformed and even slanderous. God knows, I don’t like it when it happens to me. It is even worse when you wax disingenuous and connive with farcical logic to justify what you have done or said.
Once again, let me state that I am no fan of Harvey Weinstein and also that I think Trump and the forces behind him had something to do with what happened to him. Look for more startling exposes to come in the moments before us. Look for the lid to be ripped off of international pedophilia and its presence in Hollywood. Look for information about Pizzagate and Hillary Clinton to come front and center. At this moment, some very powerful people are trembling in their positions of influence. This is all due to Mr. Apocalypse, not Trump or anyone else. They are all pawns in his game.
Today starts the countrywide drill about an attack on the National Grid System. It is also the Day of Rage for the Antifa Thugs. It should prove to be a very interesting day. Meanwhile Trump is off to Asia on what, to some, appears to be an unnecessary trip. He’ll be gone for eleven days. If I were a conspiracy theorist, I would say there are some interesting implications here. I am not a conspiracy theorist however because there is nothing theoretical about what I know or believe. I should point out that if I don’t know or believe it, I don’t know or believe it and I’m not going to bring it up unless I label it speculation.
As you know, we live in interesting times. Anything can happen but… it will not happen unless the ineffable permits it for the purpose of demonstration. It is good to remember, in trying times, that the ineffable is always at the helm of the ship of existence and we are on that ship. Either you are sailing with the ineffable or you are sailing under the power of your own resources, or at least this is what you think. Having seen the outcome of imagining I am sailing under my own power, more than once, is more than enough to convince me to never do something like that again. Life has humbled me. My own existence has humbled me. I can’t do anything on my own anymore and I now understand that I never did. I was confused about a good many things. I may still be confused on occasion but not about those things that I have had the benefit of learning painful lessons about. Some lessons you don’t forget and that is one of the astounding features concerning the grace of the ineffable. At any given moment you might feel that you are one of the most miserable and unfortunate creatures on the planet. Time passes and you see that what put you through it was a love and an understanding far beyond your own comprehension. I am a living testimony to that. Now I am grateful for everything I got put through. I never thought that would happen but, so it is.
Just in case they shut down the internet (grin) and we don’t have the opportunity to meet again, I want to tell you what a pleasure it has been to enjoy this back and forth. May the ineffable guide and protect you all, now and forever.