Sunday, 31 May 2020

Anonymous Releases Evidence Alleging Trump Paedophilia

After three years of silence, the hacking group Anonymous have re-emerged, making a string of astonishing claims which include suggesting the US President has paid off  children who made serious sexual assault and rape allegations against him. In other words, accusing Trump of being a paedophile.
A total of 21 victims have been named for crimes which allegedly took place between 1980 and 2013. Some of the alleged victims were as young as ten years old and include males and females.
In addition to publishing these allegations, Anonymous have Tweeted Russia has evidence of child trafficking and rape against Trump and that he had Jeffrey Epstein murdered to cover this up.
They have also taken down the Minneapolis Police Department's website, hacked Chicago police radios, vowed to "expose Ferguson Police Department", and amusingly played the song "Fuck the Police" on a radio station.
The evidence they have published so far, which includes affidavits and lawsuits, looks credible and if true, could well bring down the President.
Of course it's impossible to say how much of this is true, but we do know if anyone has the skills to obtain such information, it's Anonymous. And let's not forget, Trump has spoken of walking into beauty pageant dressing rooms, joked of dating his own daughter, and boasted of committing sexual assault against women.
Many other famous figures are implicated in addition to Trump and Epstein and the volume of evidence released so far is almost overwhelming. If you want to see what Anonymous has to say and decide for yourself, visit their Twitter feed here:

2020 really is turning into one crazy Hollywood movie and I don't think anyone has a clue how this one is going to end.

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Trump Threatens Protesters with "Vicious Dogs" and "Ominous Weapons"

The President of the United States has threatened to unleash "vicious dogs" and "ominous weapons" on his own people, confirming what many knew from the start - Trump is a bonafide fascist. He added "That's when people would have been really badly hurt. The secret service are just waiting for action. We put the young ones on the front line, they love it." The President had previously warned "when the looting starts the shooting starts", only to be censored by social media giant Twitter for glorifying violence.

The police have maced, shot and struck protesters with vehicles on camera. They have fired paint canisters at people standing on their own porches. A woman was kicked by a cop while she was kneeling. There are frequent reports of paid instigators starting trouble at peaceful events. The President's own words suggest a clear desire for the state to fight the protesters as ruthlessly as possible. That's their own people who they are sworn to protect. Their own people who are daring to speak out against state violence who are themselves being threatened with state violence. This is fascism  in action, folks.

We are not seeing the President condemn police brutality, promise change or seek reconcilation over very legitimate concerns. He saw the fire burning and decided to bring in truckloads of gasoline.
Remember, when right wing conservative protesters storm federal buildings with guns, the President says nice things about them and the police act as gently as possible. But if you dare defend the oppressed group, death may come your way.
Someone recently tried to tell me Trump is not a fascist, using the absurd argument Hitler was worse so let me break this down:
Leaving aside this is a very low bar to set, Hitler was not building death camps overnight. The process of fascism takes time and depends to a large extent on how successfully antifascist forces push back. You will often hear Trump condemn antifascism, but strangely never fascism. Let's not forget it was Antifa that ultimately won World War 2.
Trump and his regime proudly boast of being nationalists. As well as threatening their own people with acy of his election victory has been called into question.
violence, they imprison refugees without allowing them the right to claim asylum under US and international law. They put children in detention camps where they are raped and abused. They steal and forcibly adopt babies and even lose track of those babies. They boast of their desire to steal the resources of other countries, openly stating Venezuelan oil would be good for the US economy. They unify their supporters behind sets of enemies such as Mexicans, Muslims, and indeed Antifa. They gleefully boast of their military supremacy and threaten to carpet bomb foreign lands. They are itching to start a war with Iran. National security is their pretext for every domestic human rights abuse. They pose absurdly as pious Christians as they ignore every part of Jesus' message. Trump is the ultimate corporatist, the conman businessman who actively and illegally monetises his Presidency, even selling Presidential merchandise. His government attack labour rights at every opportunity. We all know the legitim
On every level Trump and his mob are displaying the hallmarks of fascism and they are in charge of the most powerful nation on Earth. You better pray the protesters win this battle, or what comes next will get very scary indeed.

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Saturday, 30 May 2020

Derek Chauvin's Wife Files for Divorce

Kellie Chauvin, the beauty queen wife of murderer cop Derek Chauvin has announced through her lawyers she is filing for divorce. The couple have been married for ten years.

It remains to be seen why former Mrs Minnesota Kellie, who could have had her pick of men, managed to end up with such an evil scumbag who is beneath her in every respect, but her lawyer has stated: "She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death and her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy."

Thankfully Kellie has no children with Derek, although she does have children from a previous marriage whose privacy she has asked to be respected. I can imagine life married to such a loathsome individual has been far from pleasant and the fact Kellie is not standing by her husband speaks volumes. Surely she would not seek divorce if she believed her husband was innocent...

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Government's Top Scientific Adviser Warns against Easing Lockdown

The government's top scientific adviser Professor John Edmunds OBE who sits on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) warns reopening schools is a "bit of a risk" because Covid-19 infections are "really quite high" and says "we can't lift things very much at all".

Along with schools, sporting events are set to reopen on the condition athletes are tested twice a week for their safety, which of course begs the question of why teachers, children and carers won't be tested twice a week too. Is their safety less important?

We are currently seeing 8000 new infections a day and the R number is believed to be just below one, so it really isn't difficult to see how easing lockdown early could lift that number above one, causing new outbreaks and leading to a second wave.

The Prime Minister has insisted from the beginning he is following the science, but which science is he following, if not the science from his own scientific advisers? A cynical person might suggest he is keen to protect capital interests and taking unnecessary risks with public health.

Is Boris Johnson willing to take personal responsibility if Britain sees a second Covid wave while other countries are seeing numbers fall close to zero? Indeed, Greece has taken the step of banning flights from Britain because of our weak pandemic response and high infection rate. Why can't we wait until Covid deaths are in the tens per day, rather than the hundreds? Why can't we wait until a track and trace system is properly in place?

We are half a term away from the summer holidays. If we keep schools shut for the next 6 weeks, we will have until September to ensure the safety of our children and teachers. And let's not forget incidents of Kawasaki disease in children - a potentially life threatening illness which can lead to complications like heart damage - has been linked to Covid-19. Do we really want to expose our children to that?

I'm a father of three and extremely reluctant to send my kids back to school. I know the majority of parents feel the same way. We do not know enough about this illness. We do not know if immunity is possible or if Covid-19 can linger in the body long term like HIV and Hepatitis C. Also, there are fears the virus could be neurotoxic and increase the risk of cancer. We are dealing with unknowns and surely our focus should be on exposing the minimum number of people possible.

Heading to the beach should not be a concern when you are at war, whether that be with humans or a virus. Easing lockdown can wait for the sake of our children and all of us.

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Why Socialism?

I was a child of the Thatcher years, raised by a single mother on benefits in the northeast of England where there were few jobs and the jobs available paid badly. It was rough. Drugs were everywhere. Fighting was part of life. Encounters with the police were frequent and many of my peers were destined for prison. I lost a close friend - a good lad who tragically took the wrong path. So much of the poverty and pain was needless.

We had nothing and Thatcher seemed determined to give us even less. I distinctly remember having three parks within walking distance as a kid which I loved to visit until all three were torn down. We played on the building sites which replaced them, kicking down brick walls while the cement was still wet, later swinging from the rafters. That was our playground.

Our area was deprived, crime rose, and the thing I heard again and again was there's nothing for the kids. We had been left to rot. And even back then as a child it was plain as day, our Prime Minister could not give a damn.

"There's Maggie Thatcher, throw her up and catch her! Squish-squash, squish-squash, there's Maggie Thatcher!" we'd sing.

Thatcher believed in the glorious free market - capitalism was her God. And if capitalism said jobs and investment must go to London, cuts must be made elsewhere, whole regions must be written off, so be it. All that mattered was corporations were performing well and the tax burden on the wealthy was reduced. If stock markets were flourishing, we could pretend the country was performing. No concern was shown to the human cost of this approach. If you could not survive in the shark-infested waters of capitalism that was down to you, and if you were an innocent child, too bad.

Tony Blair arrived and the relief was palpable - the establishment had allowed Labour back into power. Of course, I had no idea at the time New Labour was not Labour. We were being deceived. For every Sure Start centre Labour boasted of building, another key industry was sold to private capital, another national asset stripped, and all the while Britain was moving away from manufacturing and building an economy on the fresh air of the financial sector.

Neoliberal centrists to this day seem unwilling or unable to grasp the role they played in the 2010 recession. This was not some unfortunate international phenomenon, it was the neoliberal economic orthodoxy crashing down because it lacked foundation - and even after a decade of the austerity which made the poor pay for the crimes of the rich, which was embraced by the "moderates" who love to pretend they're left wing, those sensible centrist Dads claim more neoliberalism is the solution to our problems!

Neoliberalism, let's not forget, is exactly what we are doing now under the Tories, but under new New Labour it would be masked by a nice social program or two. They would build a few Sure Start centres - wonderful! But what will they do for people like me? Someone who was homeless and unemployed during the Blair years? Absolutely nothing of course. The neoliberal social order is dependent on an underclass for many reasons, but especially because they need the middle class to be fearful of what might befall them if they don't stay on the grind.

Don't dare slack in the capitalist game. Don't dare get sick or tired. Don't dare find yourself redundant. Don't dare struggle to find another job. Or else they will take your home and your property. Ironic they accuse socialists of wanting to do exactly what they are guilty of. Destitution is capitalism's ultimate threat.

New New Labour won't end poverty and homelessness, but they might give us a moderate Prime Minister who is ever-so-slightly gentler than Johnson. Maybe new New Labour will raise benefits by a couple of pounds a month. Fantastic! But will they address real inequality? Change the structures of power? Take on the elite? Of course not. They are the elite and their only goal is to convince you they're on your side while doing the bare minimum they can to help.

Once you become aware of that, it's very difficult to give a damn about concepts like "the economy" because it's not your economy, it's their economy. But hang on, this is just loony-lefty talk, right? It's laziness, wanting free stuff, wanting to shirk. This kind of thinking will lead to catastrophe, surely.

Except the countries which shift left outperform the countries that shift right on every level. Look at northern Europe, New Zealand, Portugal, and even Latin America. Yes, Latin America. 

Would you believe the Latin American nations with the best records on tackling poverty are the terrible socialist nations the media warn you about? Would you believe the high tax Scandinavian nations are rated among the best countries to do business? Would you believe countries with shorter working weeks have more productive work forces? Would you believe countries with nationalised public services offer higher standards than those which privatised? Would you believe higher minimum wages create more jobs? 

I could go on asking these questions, but the point is many people are not aware because our corporate media pretends the opposite is true. My challenge to you is to challenge the status quo, question the narrative, fact check, because I promise if you do, you will learn you've been manipulated.

I say this not to mock you. I once fell for the same nonsense, but once I went to credible sources and read the data for myself, I saw a very different picture.

In truth, there is not a truly socialist democracy out there. But there are many democracies which have socialised their economies to a far greater extent than Britain and America, and in these countries we are not seeing uprisings and mass poverty and widespread homelessness. Hell, in Finland they literally ended homelessness by giving people houses. They found this actually saved money. Many social programs do.

It's one of the greatest lies of conservatism that spending cuts save the public money. In ten years of Tory rule, Britain accumulated more debt than under every Labour government combined and we got nothing in return.

Socialism just means putting people first and getting something back from our tax money, rather than funding endless wars and tax cuts for the rich.

We absolutely can afford to socialise our economy, not least because we will get a huge return on our investment in terms of job creation, and more importantly because our planet is depending on this. Our climate cannot cope with another century of capitalism.

And the climate crisis perfectly illustrates the problem with the free market - for most companies there is no profit to be found in reducing carbon emissions and so no incentive. On one level, I cannot blame corporations for not pursuing greener policies - they would lose money.

So what if we create incentives for them? Well, that would be government intervention, a shift left, and this is precisely the point: whenever we intervene to meet human or environmental needs, that's socialism in action. And not only is socialism the right thing to do, it's the practical thing. If we have a green industrial revolution, we will create so many jobs, clean our air, reduce our energy bills. Everyone apart from the wealthy will gain.

When old rich people warn you away from socialism, whose needs are they looking out for - yours or theirs? Remember most of those old Tories won't be around long enough to deal with the consequences of their greed, but a refusal to shift towards socialism will mean catastrophe for our grandkids. And for that reason we have a duty to pressure Starmer's Labour, to steer them away from New Labour ideals and make them realise they must earn our vote.

It really is socialism or barbarism.

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Michael Gove "Accidentally" likes Porn Image on Twitter!

Here is the image (with the rude part censored) which was showing in Michael Gove's Liked Posts tab. It was later removed, but was up long enough to confirm Gove is the w@nker we all knew him to be!

To be fair, I don't think there is anything wrong with a person enjoying porn, but this is the puritanical and extremely hypocritical government minister who as education secretary banned teachers for life for drug abuse, even though he himself has taken cocaine.

He would be the first to call this kind of behaviour unacceptable if it came from a Labour MP and for that reason, I think it's perfectly acceptable to laugh at him!

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George Floyd Uprising - The Establishment had it Coming

The uprising in the US sparked by the grotesque murder of George Floyd by very typical American cops has been raging for four days. Inevitably much of the mainstream media is directing its outrage at the protesters, rather than the murderers, portraying the situation as violent thugs wanting an excuse to loot, rather than frightened, enraged and disenfranchised civilians finally reaching breaking point and demanding meaningful change.

Fair and equal countries do not experience uprisings.

What we are seeing now is the disease of capitalism, which has been showing its symptoms for so long, finally going all out against its host and potentially killing it from within. The entire US establishment is under threat - and they know it.

This is why we are seeing black reporters arrested for covering the protests before we are seeing white cops arrested for murder. It is why we are seeing paid instigators throwing rocks and sparking violence at peaceful protests. The police force needs an excuse to implement martial law. It needs an excuse to open fire on protesters and we are now hearing reports even of journalists being shot.

When the people raise their voice, the fascist state shows its true self, and this is what we are now seeing - fascism in action. The corporate oligarchy, which decided the black community were surplus to the requirements of their economic model, which vilified their fellow human beings and created and maintained a mostly black underclass to keep the white working class afraid and punching down is now fearful its oppressive social order is coming to an end.

As many well know, there are two Americas - and the cosy white suburban America is so detached from the neoliberal inner-city hellhole so many are trapped in, that it has been more comforting for Karens and Bobs to deny the problem in one breath and say the victims have it coming in the next, rather than face the reality their comfort is built on someone else's oppression.

It's the very existence of middle America that necessitates the tyranny experienced by black communities. The unthinkable alternative is a society where the comfortable contribute a little more to end the poverty of the third world country which exists within the richest nation on Earth.

But now there seems to be a change in the air, as though the tide is turning, as though more of the white working class are realising the black working class are natural allies, as though more of the middle class are seeing the outrage of their privilege being built upon the suffering of a mostly black underclass.

Even social media giant Twitter is making a stand, censoring the US President for his outrageous glorification of violence:

The protests we are seeing are pricking the conscience of the better half of America. Will it be enough to produce meaningful change? Will we see concessions from the current administration? Or will we see the alternative? Because the alternative would be a collapse into full-on neo-fascism with all the potential horrors that go with it.

It sounds terrifying, and it is, yet many I've spoken to across the Atlantic are feeling hopeful that meaningful change is in the air. It's just a shame that potential change, as always, must be born from violence and instability.

Only one thing is certain - the status quo is unsustainable.

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