Bilderberg 2015The Answer to 1984 is 1776! 
This week the annual Bilderberger (  meeting is taking place.  No, this isn’t a rad festival where everyone is invited to build their own hamburger and discriminate against women seeking abortions.  Instead this is where some of the most powerful people in the world gather together to meet and talk about secret stuff that we don’t know about.  Which I’m sure is totally innocent.  It’s kind of turned into a thing for Alex Jones, Jim Marrs and David Icke to protest like hard core Christians outside of Planned Parenthood.  Can’t they let the world’s elite perform arcane operations against the sheeple in peace?

Here’s Alex Jone’s outside of a Bilderburg meeting back in the day.  It’s a pretty moving sermon.

If you’re interested in keeping up to date on all the happenings this year, Alex Jones covering the event in real time:  I highly recommend his radio show as well.  I also like to listen to sermons while I’m in traffic and Coast to Coast…so, you’ve been trigger warned.

Rachel Dolezal: Completely Ridiculous Example of Humanity In Deep Shit
Twitter is really excited this week about what a garbage human Rachel Dolezal is.  Dolezal is the president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP as well as a part time professor in Africana Studies at the local university.  She was also just outed by her parents as “passing” for a black woman, when she is in fact white.  It has sparked a lot of rage across the internet and any Google search will pull up a dozen articles about the details of the case, but two things really strike me as interesting:

  1. Why did her parents out her?  What’s really going on that parents would go out of their way to bring this kind of shame and humiliation on their child, especially when it seems that she most likely suffers from some form of imposter’s syndrome?
  2. What does black really mean?  Much like we have trouble defining when a sex act has occurred or what it means to be a man or a woman, race is largely a social construct defined not so much by genetics but by the way you are treated by other people.  I mean, with relatively little physical disguising, people seemed to accept her “blackness.”

I’m not arguing that Dolezal has a right or no right to claim any identity she wants for herself, just like I’m not arguing that anyone else has to accept or reject what identity she chooses for herself.  One thing does seem certain in the world right now, and that is: everything is up for debate, gender identity, rape culture, white privilege, police brutality, slut shaming, police brutality and homosexuality.  I think that’s good.  We’re starting to dismantle oppressive paradigms that have been operating for centuries to create modern civilization and we’ve finally evolved to a point where not only are we conscious of them, but like Gwyneth Paltrow and that guy from Coldplay, we’re consciously uncoupling from them.

Poet Laureate of the United States: Juan Felipe Herrera
Not to brag, but twice now, the President of the United States has selected the Poet Laureate of our country out of the poetry program that I studied at.  First it was Phil Levine and now Juan Felipe Herrera.  So yeah, maybe I’m good at poems, or I came from the right place to be good at poems.

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