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How is this all Going to Go?..

The war in Ukraine I mean. I really don’t like Zelensky. I don’t trust him. I don’t like the Western foreign policy which has provoked Russia into asserting itself. I don’t like that Ukraine seems to be laundering US money, nor do I like that they seemed to have blackmailed the Biden administration into intervening on their behalf.

This is not the same as having no compassion for the Ukrainian people, and sadly there is no shortage—throughout history—of decent, average people getting fucked over because they are led by someone who leads them into hell.

I think what makes me most angry about the war in Ukraine is that it was United States foreign policy which poked the bear. Gideon Rose laid it all out on the 24 Feb 2014 episode of The Colbert Report.

Gideon Rose joked about enticing Ukraine away from Russia on prime time television in 2014 while people laughed

The banal, jowly, doughy face of evil.

More specifically it was Obama’s foreign policy, but it’s hard to even hold Obama accountable because so many things about foreign policy are compartmentalized. If Obama was aware of this fuckery, I doubt he had a real appreciation of its ultimate implications. In some ways Obama seems like an idealistic dupe. and I truly believe he is not evil, but rather he got out of his depth. He got into the presidency without really knowing how dirty he would get. Contrast that to his successor, Trump, who knew how dirty Washington was and prepared accordingly.

Donald Trump was very comfortable fighting dirty, analogous to how Arnold Schwarzenegger got dirty to fight the predator in the film, Predator

But from Henry Kissinger to Gideon Rose, there are people who orbit the presidency (not simply one president, but potentially several) over the course of numerous administrations. These are the ones that put down roots and take power as a given—they are not elected, and—after a certain point of power accumulation—they are no longer really even appointed, but rather they are there.

The AI's controlling the presidency in Metal Gear Solid 2 are analogous to deeply entrenched interests which corrupt power in real life.

In Metal Gear Solid 2: The Sons of Liberty, these presences were AI’s. Let’s go with that…

Was Trump affected by AI? Most certainly.
Was he more prepared to deal with AI than Obama? Certainly. While Obama was more compassionate, fighting AI takes cynicism, which I think Trump had in spades. Ultimately though, like most bullies, I think Trump lacked courage.
Like Bernie Sanders, he would piss on the toilet seat, but not on the carpet. When push comes to shove, everyone plays ball.

Back to Zelensky

‘Dis a joke ‘ting, fam?

Zelensky is/was an actor. I used to be an actor and so I know actors—like vloggers—are scum. Posturing & wardrobe, smoke & mirrors, theatricality & deception….powerful weapons to the uninitiated—the uninitiated in this case being the general North American public.

Ukraine protest in Toronto. Toronto City hall.

Ladies and gentlemen, my home country….fucking pathertic

I think a big part of the support for the Ukraine among boomers (actual ‘baby boomers’ that is) is that they remember the cold war.
For younger generations, I think the memory of Pussy Riot is fresh, and, being progressive, they see all forms of traditionalism as evil. But herein lies the hypocrisy: There’s an image going around which may or may not be doctored, of Zelensky at the NYC pride parade back in like 2000. Big deal—a man can dress as a woman, and even if dude is gay, that doesn’t take away from his resolve. However, I can’t find this picture on Google without some disclaimer: all I can find is this…

This image is an example of how google and bing only show results of the "Zelensky/NYC/Pride" image with disclaimers that it's fake

…and other similar versions of the image with text that denies the image is real. Why would Google’s algorithm (run by Google progressive)s be so concerned about dispelling this happening as a rumor if they believe in the progressive cause? It seems pretty homophobic to me. Personally I’m less concerned with the company he’s keeping and public events he’s attending, and more concerned with his posture—it looks like he has a weak core and lumbar spine (ankylosing spondylitis? ) in the fuller version of this photo, but that’s neither here nor there.

Furthermore, building on the aforementioned truism that actors are scum, we have to really question a man who rejects negotiations at the outset of the invasion. We have to question a man who rejects a proposed Christmas ceasefire as well.

The Ultimate Truth

We live in an unprecedented time which was predicted in the 1997 film, Wag the Dog. Essentially a war was manufactured in that film with CGI, film shoots, etc. If anything, 25 years hence, the danger of that happening is even more real. We live in a world of life-like deepfakes and AI created image and video. Even the narratives themselves could be generated by, again AI. How do we really know who is winning? Is anyone even winning? Is winning the point? Is suffering the point? Is triggering a mass culling event the point? Who the fuck knows anything besides the fact that things seem very compartmentalized.

There’s not much I believe about this war, and I’m certainly not naive enough to believe that Putin is a ‘good guy’ (if those even exist), but he bandwagon jumping on the Ukraine-train which has been accepted by the mainstream? That shit is mad suspect.

To get back to the title of this post, I have no idea how it’s going to go except for another truism—the bottom 85% will bear the greatest burden of suffering so don’t be among their numbers when things go bad.

Peace to all Ukrainians and Russians. Please find a way to work this out.


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Believing my own Bulls–t


Last week I found myself in what is, as of late, an all-too familiar position: that of defending Donald Trump. How do I always end up in this position? Well usually its starts with someone talking shit about “Merica. I then explain that America is the greatest country in the goddamn world (although not as good as it could be, hence MAGA). They’ll argue that statement initially,  but by so many metrics that statement is demonstrably true which inevitably makes making contrary contentions near-unwinnable. So, seeking an easier win (because of course people are trying to win and of course they want to do so easily and expediently) they’ll change gears and refine their position so as to be anti-Trump specifically, because surely I couldn’t argue with that position… 

“Oh I can. And I will!”


To condemn Trump is to move focus away from a broader context, ignoring important details to focus on minor ones which are far removed from his actual competence as a president. His reality TV past, his ups and downs as a businessman, his scandals and his cavalier attitude toward them are seized upon by his detractors in order to paint a picture of someone unfit to lead. More important details, such as positioning America within a global system, maintaining a balance of power, and the amoral business of Real-Politick are hardly considered. Even worse, when they are, they are reductively and inaccurately represented: Improving relations with Russia is read as sucking Putin’s dick. Flattering Kim Jong-Un to inch forward a peace process is seen as bowing before a despot. It’s pretty embarrassing really, and it always amazes me that otherwise intelligent people who pride themselves on their rationalism can understand so little of nuance and the game that is statesmanship.

Whatever. People are retarded logically when they’re fired up emotionally. I try to avoid firebrands because of pearls, swine, and low-hanging fruit, but it is beneficial to talk to people who can look past their own knee-jerk reactions and follow a logical train of thought -German men are great at following such trains incidentally.



Following those trains all the way to Dachau, amirite!

Bad joke. Moving on…


So if detractors are focused on a microcosmic picture informed by trivialities, and they thus far always are, then I start with the macrocosm of the world and/or multi-nation federations such as the EU or the USA. I make a case for why an emerging global consciousness is a good thing; why it’s important to create decentralized hubs of human congregation and activity which are inter-related and linked through infrastructure, transportation routes and informational technologies, etc. I really harp on DECENTRALIZATION, contrasting it to the hegemonic imposition of centralized authority from the top down which I represent as bloated, monolithic, completely-detached-from-everyday-people federal governments such as, most saliently, the EU.

Centralization vs. Decentralization is a powerful argument. I think most people are suspicious of over-centralization but can’t imagine the laudable aim of global unification implemented without it. Painting a picture of what decentralization might look like; drawing parallels to natural systems and even internet infrastructure, is a powerful way to re-frame what people’s conceptions of the future look like.
When a picture has been sufficiently painted of a decentralized, inter-connected global system as put forward by The Zeitgeist Movement and The Venus Project, I juxtapose Donald Trump against this hegemony as, at the very least, a brake on the establishment of total global hegemony.

At this juncture it is worthwhile pointing out to the other party that my diagnosis is predicated on the truthfulness of the narrative that Trump is an outsider to the established mainstream. This helps to build confidence in my position because I acknowledge that its falsifiable and possibly erroneous. More poetically, I describe Trump as chemo to the cancer of globalization. Is he toxic? Yes, but he’s also the lesser of two evils / a necessary one.

As of yet nobody has done a 180 degree turn right in front of my face and professed love for Trump where formerly there was hatred, but their frame has been compromised; their meandering and fragmented responses attest to this compromise, and it is very common to see a verbal diarrhea fill the void of their recently-held belief and coagulate into a temporary new scab over this new intellectual / egoic wound. I love this moment because it is a testament to our longing to always make sense of the world, even on the fly. And even if they manage to immediately form a scab which covers the wound for the rest of the discussion I feel little need to pick it and re-expose the void of lost belief because a seed has been planted which will sprout in their brains.


Great question! “Yes, but!”

The but is because while I believe what I am saying I also understand that there are a multitude of narratives which accurately describe the current geopolitical situation, and any narrative which resonates has a kernel of truth of a size proportionate to the degree of resonance. So yes, in my view I am speaking a truth, not the truth.

I have often been accused of trolling and not caring about people, but in my heart of hearts I believe that by putting forward alternate / alternative viewpoints, well argued, I am expanding the limits of debate and I think that is God’s work.

Deus Vult!

-Andre Guantanamo


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