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Sure, there have been a few bumps in the road. Like Vietnam. Afghanistan. Iraq. Libya. Syria. But doesn't Britney Spears make you darn proud to be an American!
Sure, there have been a few bumps in the road. Like Vietnam. Afghanistan. Iraq. Libya. Syria. But doesn't Britney Spears make you darn proud to be an American!
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Hope fuels boundless optimism and lays the groundwork for deep and ruinous cynicism.

I've written quite a bit about hope. How not that long ago it created for a certain political candidate the greatest groundswell of Messianic hysteria in modern history. How it became the oxygen for a nation suffocating from the catastrophic mishandling of the 9/11 attacks, the wanton military aggression, the gagging incompetence of eight years rule by a cabal of war-crazed lunatics.

Hope! I call it Vitamin H.

Actually, I just made that up. Sounds good though.

"Take your vitamins, people! Don't forget your Vitamin H." If you get the recommended daily intake of Vitamin H, you'll get through each day with a smile, find yourself buoyed with a general giddiness, approach every encounter, person and situation with a naive trust that'll keep your blood pressure low and your gullibility off the charts.

Ignorance is bliss! Let's party!

Hope is a ticket to Paradise!

Admittedly . . . so far it hasn't done very much to prevent malaise, ennui, confusion, paranoia, short and long term memory loss, cognitive dissonance, alienation, disconnect, cerebral dyspepsia, disorientation, and hegemony of the lizard brain.

But we can keep on hoping!

Which brings me to the splendid tidings of this particular article. Yes, good people, if you were looking for a real boost, something to skyrocket your sagging expectations into the dreamy upper reaches of the gladosphere, you've come to the right place.

First, to appreciate the magnitude of this announcement, we need to review.

When peaceniks were all mopey about the destruction of Yugoslavia via a massive, illegal bombing campaign, we had this WONDERFUL SONG to turn those frowns upside down!

When young and old, rich and poor, were reeling from the dotcom stock market crash and subsequent meltdown of the economy, the Oxycontin back then was this appropriately titled MUSICAL INTUBATOR.

Granted, seeing the Twin Towers come down and the U.S. turned on its head in an orgy of fear and grief was a bummer. But it was only two weeks later THIS HEAVY BREATHER was released to remind people what was really important in life!

As a delightful soundtrack to the slaughter of thousands of innocent civilians and bombing Baghdad Iraq back to the Stone Age, who couldn't help but feel the awesome "boom boom" of THIS DANCE FLOOR M.O.A.B. Bumping and grinding has never felt so patriotic!

So what is the lesson here?

It comes down to this. When trying to process the next installment of doom and gloom by the pernicious 24/7 lethal drip of MSM drivel, when trying to sort out and deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, endless wars, a collapsing economy, oppression, genocide, critical race theory, wokeness, wealth inequality, corporate tyranny, technocracy, the Great Reset, cyber warfare, biological warfare, info warfare, masks, vaccines, fake news, deep fakes, the Deep State, bad TV, bad movies, and the screechy hyperventilating of our political class, for our own sanity -- for our survival as a species -- we must break with the old habits, open our minds, and turn our blurred gazes to a new source of enlightenment and hope!


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Hear me now! When confronted with the spirit-killing sludge of endless crises, don't look to Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Robert Reich, Thom Hartmann, Rachel Maddow, Tucker Carlson, Jimmy Dore, or Joe Rogan. Don't even listen to me, except of course for this one last incredibly brilliant piece that you're reading right now. Because let's face it. What we self-appointed mouthpieces -- myself included -- vomit up for mass consumption is a worthless pile of pitiful, mostly pessimistic, self-promoting blather.

No, dear friends and comrades: WE MUST TURN TO SOMEONE WHO CAN ACTUALLY SAVE US! Someone who knows the real price of freedom. Someone with some skin in the game!

After years and years of struggle and legal battles, this courageous lady has finally escaped the court-ordered lockdown which imposed on her the random tyranny of a bunch of old white men, and kneecapped her brilliant career. We should all be very grateful that her nightmare is over. Britney Spears is free!

Remember . . . no man is an island. This is about us individually and as a nation.

Now we can get serious now about building back better.

And making America great again!

Yeah, you heard it here.

Britney is back!


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WE MUST TURN TO SOMEONE WHO CAN ACTUALLY SAVE US! Someone who knows the real price of freedom. Someone with some skin in the game! After years and years of struggle and legal battles, this courageous lady has finally escaped the court-ordered lockdown which imposed on her the random tyranny of a bunch of old white men, destroying her career. We should all be very grateful that her nightmare is over. Britney Spears is free!

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I'm not getting this. I've wanted to be a woman all my life and finally transitioned six years ago. But Britney Spears? I can't say I ever looked at this vapid white b*tch as a role model. Her songs are okay. But without makeup she looks like Stephen Colbert.

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The struggle of Britney Spears for freedom and the right to control her own body is our struggle. To deny her place in the social-political fabric of society is to deny some part of our humanity, and makes us more shallow than we accuse her of being.

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Her videos are depraved come ons for salivating men. Then again as a cis white chick, that's all she knows. You say she's some messenger for hope? What's the message? I'm sexy and I know it?

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I realize that being white and cisgender is politically incorrect. But it's like a birthmark. Ms. Spears had no choice about the color of her skin. You could argue that her sexual preferences are "baked in" too. Whatever.

As to her message, I personally saw TOXIC as a political statement, the deeper narrative a metaphor.

As to her alleged daffiness, I completely disagree. She's a bright lady, to put it mildly. I can't confirm this, but I've heard she does a lot of ghost writing for people like Norman Solomon and Rachel Maddow.

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I don't buy the ghost writing crap, maybe you were playing with me, but i'll give credit where it's due, old man. I listened to toxic about five times and there's a lot there that makes sense to me personally. let's face it, personal is political when it comes to institutions holding people back. Our messed up society is like a pusher, getting us hooked on all sorts of toxic stuff with a knee on our neck but it keeps us coming back for more. look at BLM. what a joke that is! I saw this somewhere: controlled opposition. BLM is just 'taste of a poison paradise' like in the song.

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That's music. That's art. We each take something from it. I wrote about BLM here at this site, saying something that parallels what you're saying. Something is off with it. I mean we're supposedly in the middle of a pandemic and people couldn't go to church. But the BLM marches kept going. The police whacked a lot of other protesters but it was stand down, look the other way, take a knee for BLM. And a lot of the BLM messaging didn't make sense. It was just pile on and rip apart. Anyway, that's a topic for another time. Glad you liked the song. Very different for a pop tune and it showed Britney is not all wet lips and giggles.

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She pointing at her augments or her argument?

Anyway, well done, John. That's about the size of it,

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Thanks, John. It was pure inspiration!

Augmentation makes for persuasion. It's bad for eye contact, however.

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Re "Ignorance is bliss!"... Unfortunately, "ignorance is NOT bliss" because ignorance of reality (truth) is intrinsically non-adaptive in an environment of ruling psychopathic predators (i.e., the controlling powers-that-should-not-be). It lowers a person's chances of survival. Ignorance is disempowerment. Truth is empowerment..... read "The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room -The Holocaustal Covid-19 Coronavirus Madness: A Sociological Perspective & Historical Assessment Of The Covid "Phenomenon"" by Rolf Hefti at .rolf-hefti.com/covid-19-coronavirus.html

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"... because ignorance of reality (truth) is intrinsically non-adaptive in an environment of ruling psychopathic predators (i.e., the controlling powers-that-should-not-be). It lowers a person's chances of survival. Ignorance is disempowerment."

Excuse me but I have no idea what you're saying. I left my pocket dictionary in my surfer pants when my wife washed them. Maybe you have trouble singing along with Britney's songs? Try singing them an octave lower.

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"... 'The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room -The Holocaustal Covid-19 Coronavirus Madness: A Sociological Perspective & Historical Assessment Of The Covid "Phenomenon"' by Rolf Hefti at .rolf-hefti.com/covid-19-coronavirus.html"

Sorry! I don't read children's books. Along those lines, however, the website of Dr. Richard Fleming offers some brilliant insights and reliable data from an expert in nuclear cardiology. I just finished watching his 2 1/2 hour "Masterclass on SARS/CoV-2".

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