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Oscar Puked: Americans Mesmerized by a Media Generated Cult of Celebrity

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On Monday the putrid excuse for the media in this country temporarily cut away from the incessant smearing and bashing of Russian leader Vladimir Putin to report on the gravely important news that the latest celebrity on trial Oscar Pistorius vomited. The paraplegic sprinter, creatively nicknamed "Blade Runner" became just another piece of carrion to be feasted upon by the media vultures after he blew away his South African model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.  Too bad that he didn't live in Florida, the diseased penis of America where he could have invoked his "stand your ground" defense as did the self-anoited neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, loud music murderer Michael Dunn or Curtis Reeves who gunned down a man in cold blood in a movie theater as though a box of popcorn thrown at him was a threat to his life. That is the way that we roll down here in the Sunshine State and to a larger degree in all of America, a brainwashed, dumbed-down, electronically lobotomized lemming colony that has been indoctrinated to revere violence for it is that which is crucial to the ongoing series of what John Kerry refers to as incredible acts of aggression  to make the world safe for corporate exploitation.

Not that the amazing barfing Oscar really did very much to break up the logjam of anti-Russian propaganda, the presstitutes were still in full onslaught mode and the proxy war between Obama and Putin over the global finance mafia orchestrated putsch in Ukraine was only one prong of the trident wielded by the war machine on Monday. There is the matter of that Malaysian jetliner that went missing over the weekend and a desperate attempt by the American national security establishment to conjure up a link to some sort of terrorist action -- particularly one with an Iranian angle to it. You can rest assured that the neocons and their Likudnik accomplices are scrambling to piece together this narrative which meshes very nicely with the public relations blitz unleashed by loose cannon Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli Prime Minister, fresh off of his embarrassing performance at the AIPAC conference in Washington returned home to show off what was said to be a shipment of intercepted munitions sent to Gaza by Iran. Bibi ranted that Iran was "fooling the world" in his latest tirade directed at undermining the P5+1 nuclear talks so that America can get about the business of feeding their youth into a multi-trillion dollar meat grinder to fight the war that he doesn't have the balls to wage himself.

The always imminent attack on Iran, especially given the now spinning out of control escalation in hostilities over Ukraine will for all intents and purposes ignite the global conflagration that the neocons and most of all the brainless Christian Zionist shock troops in The Homeland so desire. For the neocons it is the continuation of the PNAC doctrine, for Bibi it is lebensraum and for the Rapturheads it is the longed for moment when they all fly up into the sky dirty nasty naked to sit at the foot of God's throne while the rest of us are left to suffer excruciating fates for their entertainment and amusement. The whole f*cking world is certifiably insane or at least it is when viewed through the jaundiced eye of what now passes for America post September 11, 2001.

Few in the US establishment are more desperate to find any sort of nugget of information on Flight MH370 that could be trumpeted as a "evidence' of a terrorist plot and then parlayed into the false pretense for even more of that apple pie authoritarianism than the pride of Michigan that is Congressman Mike Rogers who likely gets a chubby over such things. The porcine boss of the House Intelligence Committee has been squealing like a stuck pig on whatever corrupt "news' program that will have him as a guest over any efforts to reign in the surveillance-warfare state. The fanatic Rogers has a proclivity for just pulling flat-out nonsense out of his ass such as Edward Snowden being a Russian spy, working all the angles to have journalist Glenn Greenwald targeted by the US rogue regime, of course bashing Putin and Sunday on ABC's "This Week"  speculating that the disappearance of that doomed Malaysian flight was the result of terrorism.

Mr. Rogers is notorious for hurling around baseless bullshit without any semblance of proof which is exactly why he is a such an ubiquitous Sunday morning frontman for the police state. Sure there could have been a terrorist angle but it also could have been a mechanical failure (something that is very likely given the need to squeeze every last fractional cent of profit out of everything on the face of the earth these days), a lightning strike or even an abduction by space aliens which all have just as much actual evidence backing them as the Iranian terror insinuation. Today despite the frantic work to pin the devil horns on the ayatollahs the stolen passport red herring was being debunked by no less an authority than Interpol. Do not however expect that to in any way stop the ass clown Rogers, whose uncontrollable mania borders on that of a pederast and who will continue to lie with impunity as long as he is never called on it.

Then there is the man who is a national hero and should be welcomed home with a ticker tape parade and one of those Medal of Freedom thingies that Obama is always giving to Oprah. Former government contractor turned NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden  who appeared via video feed at the SXSW (South by Southwest) festival in Austin, Texas before one of those giant constitutions similar to the one that adorned attorney Saul Goodman's office in the hit television series Breaking Bad. Snowden, a man who Mike from Michigan would like to see slowly skinned alive with a dull knife and then boiled in oil continued to spread awareness on the flagrantly illegal activities of the secret government as it exists buried within the "Deep State". No matter what the rogue US government and its criminal operatives do to discredit and demonize Snowden the more that his message continues to resonate and if one Glenn Greenwald can be bothered to get off of his ass and stop resting on his laurels then we can finally get to the real stuff that the NSA has been engaged in. Spying on American phone calls, perusing online porno habits and playing peekaboo with their buddies across the pond at GCHQ through Yahoo webcam videos  is only the tip of the iceberg.

The more that the establishment does to smear and marginalize Snowden the longer that he is allowed to endure as a symbol and that is what truly scares the living sh*t out of the thugs who are running the system. So as the televisions play on, mesmerizing the masses of asses with spectacle, celebrity, sexual deviance and most of all pimping fear it is all the more imperative for those who have managed to escape - as in the allegory of Plato's Cave - continue to work as hard as possible to expose the lies, hypocrisy and murderous intent of the American war machine and the global finance mafia that have their boot on our throats.

Hard to fault Oscar for vomiting, any sane American likely feels the same way these days.

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