Dog Poet Transmitting.......
May your noses always be cold and wet.
There is this sector of the alternative, socio-political community that never has anything good to say about anyone. It doesn't matter who they are, the subject is always under suspicion and these people seem to go out of their way to find something, anything, that will besmirch the reputation of anyone and everyone. I think of them as virtual nihilists. Somehow they have lost the capacity to enjoy life and everybody else looks like a freeze dried shitbird to them. 'Oh iridescent shitbird, spread your stinking wings. Let your droppings rain down on us, with other lovely things. Please don't pull an Icarus and leave a shitspot on the sun. Since I find no good inside myself, it extends to everyone'.
It is a rare bird indeed who walks among us with no stain on their raiment. Such is the nature of existence in this locale and has to do with the imperative of Karma. This is the plane of working things out, painfully or otherwise. There are a lot of armchair quarterbacks around these days, especially now that anonymity, gives such a perverse Dutch courage, to our propensity to throw shit without much thought or reflection, as if we were monkeys in a cage, which, in fact, far too many of us are. The motivation for this kind of thing, is resident in our frustrations with all the things we come up against and handle so badly. Some of us have actually played the game and know what's involved and are less likely to be armchair quarterbacks. I experience a certain amount of dismay and disappointment, when I see people who don't know what they are talking about, diminish the efforts of those who can scramble out of the pocket and hit that wide receiver in a tight cover 2, while the biggest, baddest and fastest cats on earth, are coming after them and looking to do them harm.
I am tolerant to a degree, concerning those who are under so many pressures in their lives that they are compelled to lash out, simply because of the pressure and seldom because they have come to a reasoned and measured observation, based on research into the life of anyone. It is obvious to anyone in possession of a functioning brain (you do run across such people now and again, not often perhaps, but you do encounter them. Heck! Sometimes, if you are lucky, you need look no further than the closest mirror.)
I see Vladimir Putin as the kind of quarterback who can scramble out of the pocket, to the opposite side of his throwing arm and then throw off the wrong foot to the other side and hit his receiver, arguably the most difficult throw for any quarterback. I see his critics, as people who couldn't do his job anywhere near as well but are convinced that they could. I see Vladimir Putin as a man, through comparing him to his peers internationally. By this comparison alone, he winds up, 'looking good, peckerwood'. By comparison to Bwak! Obama, John, 'this swiftboat won't float' Kerry, ShitwitYahoo, Hillary, 'crack open another cold, dead Foster” Cliton; the sold out and compromised, how far is the Old Log (cabin Republican) Inn, compromised and blackmailed, Senator Lindsey Graham (cracker brain), John, 'looks like his head is going to explode', McCain. These are all warmongering, chicken hawk cowards, except for John Kerry and John McCain, who are simply warmongering cowards. Putin is not a warmongering coward. He is trying to prevent war. For this alone, he deserves respect. I know he kicks himself for not starting earlier with Libya and that he is damn well not going to let it happen again in Syria. I know one on one, he could put any of these characters down in real life, without breaking a sweat ...but then... so could I, so that's no measure of anything.
He kicked the oligarchs out of his country.
Here's a finely crafted headline, “Russia moves to criminalize Holocaust denial”. Note how it says “Russia” moves. As if the truth were not that it is only a single disreputable and criminal, Tribe Member, psychopath named, Boris Shpigel (backed up by the men in the shadows). Note the disclaimer: “recently submitted his resignation after being elected president of international rights group 'World without Nazism,' as Russian laws do not allow senators to hold leading posts in foreign or international organizations”. He isn't even in the government anymore. Also note this garbage statement, with absolutely no attribution, or facts attending; “Russian law enforcement has also noted a rise in nationalist sentiment in society, and called for rapid approval of laws to combat this threat”. Here's the website for this dubious org. You pretty much know that whenever the phrase 'human rights' is a part of the title, it is a virtual certainly it is for the suppression of the same. The listing of creeps and criminals associated with this org, seems to have quite a collection of the usual suspects.
Of course, Putin, in his particular fashion, said that they would never forget the Hollowcaust. I imagine that that was because 60 some million Russians, were exterminated in the preceding hollowcaust, caused and carried out by Zio-Ogres. In my understanding of Putin-speak, this is probably what he was thinking about, the mass murder of tens of millions of his countrymen, by the arm-twisting financiers of the illegitimate state of Israel.
I'm a rare bird. The jury is still out (in most minds-grin), whether or not I am a shitbird but... as a rare bird, I am a fan of Hugo Chavez and M. Gaddafi, as well as Vladimir Putin. I even think much more highly of Fidel Castro than most other politicians. I noted all the doctors that Castro sent to so many countries in need and how he responds to calamities abroad. Please take what I say in perspective. I pretty much have contempt for the political and religious theater ...but I know there are those who have done what they could and that is a critical thing to be aware of, that they 'did what they could'.
You may like Putin and you may not. You might be aware of what he's been up to; “by their works ye shall know them” or you may not. That's your opinion, informed or otherwise. What you believe in this instance, is neither here nor there to me. I make up my own mind. I don't have it made up for me. For the moment, and in recent times, Putin has been one of the few entities, standing in the way of total war on humanity. He could be a whole lot worse. I do not speak to what he might become or how he may, or may not change in future times. I speak only of now and by comparison with the fecal freaks, already mentioned, he is far more preferable and has my thanks for getting in the way of the pernicious agendas of some very bad customers. I feel like he's someone I wouldn't mind having a drink with.
Let me digress into the supernatural for a moment and give my enemies and detractors some more fuel to lay at the doorstep of the possibility that I am batshit insane. When I went through my otherworldly experience in Italy some while ago, which lasted several weeks and brought me to death's door, I saw on several occasions, the astral forms of various deities and beings, colorfully vibrating on our back lawn. Off to the side was standing Vladimir Putin, by the cactus pear tree. He stood there quietly and cloaked in mystery. I know we talked but I don't remember what got said. There were no other figures from his particular. occupational demographic. I took this to be significant. Whether the whole thing was a projection of my subconscious, a hallucination, hyper-real or... some combination of all of them at different times, during this arduous and long period of occurrence, is unimportant. It had a powerful effect on me and I am unlikely to ever forget it. Vladimir is kinda like Joe Cool, the way he comes off.
Let's remember something about politicians that is forever true and which most people do not acknowledge or are even aware of. They do not act or speak like people do in most other positions. They say things for effect. They do not say certain things. They intentionally say things to particular ends. They play games because they are operating upon one of the most complex and critical gameboards of all. If you've ever played the game of 'Risk' you get an 'idea' (only) of what they are dealing with. Politics is the art of the deal and it's a dangerous turf by any measurement. Take the time to research what was going on with the oligarchs when Putin first ran for office and the sequence of following events.
I don't mind people criticizing Putin and using real facts to support their stance. That comes with the territory. I do mind people, disingenuously making it appear that he did something he didn't do, or painting him as something he is not, by way of glaring omissions; the crime of omission. What Putin might say, when standing beside genocidal maniac Shimon Peres is one thing. What he actually thinks is another. He could well be laughing up his sleeve.
There are a number of prophecies, concerning Russia and coming times. One might profit greatly by looking them up and considering the implications.
I have no difficulty saying, “I don't know” and that is the case with Putin, I don't know. I'm only going by what I've seen and as I said ...and which I am going to repeat yet again; the comparison between him and the shitbags he has to deal with.
You are free to agree or disagree with me. This is all just my opinion based on what I've seen. All I ask is that when you criticize someone you have at least put some amount of time and energy into gaining some kind of back-story and that you deal in facts and not wild speculations or 'off the cuff' claims that you want to shoehorn into people's heads without anything whatsoever to back it up with.
Thank you for your time in the consideration of this. My name is Les Visible and I approve this posting.
'Surfer Joe' is track no. 6 of 12 on Visible and The Critical List's 1992 album
'Not Politically Correct'
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