Trump’s in. It’s official.
Chaos has erupted throughout the States. (Welcome back, “anti-war” Left.)
We’re still here, as you may know, in Pedra Branca, Brazil, digging into the futuristic “streams” at Exosphere Academy.
01. Blockchain App Development (Decentralize everything)
02. Mars Colonization (Yes, really)
03. Bioremediation & Genetic Engineering (Bringing nature back)
04. Renewable Energy & Nanotech (Powering the future)
05. Alternate Reality Design (Virtual worlds for work and play)
06. Drones & Robotics (Build, race, crash, repeat)
07. Entrepreneurship (Connect all this tech and build startups)
08. Philosophy (Looking inward, then outward to change the world)
09. Python Programming (Virtual snake charming)
(List courtesy of Exosphere Chief of Staff, Luke Blackburn.)
More information on these topics to come.
Due to a deep passion for not wanting to waste our time, we haven’t had much time to engage in the Greatest Show on Earth (AKA American politics). And have had very slim intentions to, too.
Rather, when we clutch a moment to spare, we use it to focus on those stories not being pushed relentlessly by the Great Distraction Machine.
Which is why, today, we bring to you three things you might’ve missed last week while hacking your way through the emotional wilderness of Trump’s inauguration.
1.] Sturgill Simpson, a country singer, went on Saturday Night Live, seized the moment and sang some truth.
Most people have never heard of Sturgill Simpson (your editor included) until this weekend. Even so, he was recently nominated for a Grammy and given a spot on the latest SNL.
Good on him, then, for performing his song, Call to Arms. It’s a surprisingly deep song to play for the heavily sedated, surface-skating saphead diversion known as “SNL.”
The song goes…
I done Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran
North Korea, tell me where does it end
Well the bodies keep piling up with every day
How many more of em they gonna send
Well they send their sons and daughters off to die
For some oil
To control the heroin
Well son I hope you don’t grow up
Believing that you’ve got to be a puppet to be a man
Well they cut off your hair and put a badge on your arm
Strip you of your identity
Tell you to keep your mouth shut boy and get in the line
Gonna’ meet your maker overseas
Wearing that Kim Jong-il hat
While your grandma’s selling pills stat
Meanwhile, I’m wearing my ‘can’t pay my fucking bills’ hat
Nobody’s looking up to care about a drone
All too busy looking down at our phone
Our egos begging for food like a dog from our feed
Refreshing obsessively until our eyes start to bleed
They serve up distractions and we eat them with fries
Until the bombs fall out of our fucking skies
Turn off the TV
Turn off the news
Nothing to see here
They’re serving the blues
Bullshit on my TV
Bullshit on my radio
Hollywood telling me how to be me
The bullshit’s got to go
Click here to watch the performance.
2.] Straight talk about Obama’s “legacy”…
Hmm… lots of buzz about Obama’s legacy. But many of the mainstream sources are taking far from a panoramic view.
Let’s take a quick look, then, shall we?
Despite Obama winning a Nobel Peace Prize (and over $1 million) for being the assumed “peacenik prez,” Obama spent his entire presidency at war.
His weapon of choice? Drones.
In 2016 alone the U.S., under the Obama administration, dropped 26,172 bombs in seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Because, you know, war = peace.
Obama also carried out a program which assassinated U.S. citizens via drone strikes without due process. Moreover, he kept a “Kill List” close to his chest, because the “most transparent administration” was, it turned out, as translucent as a Peruvian mud bath.
Also, under this program, a 16-year-old American citizen was blasted to bits only two weeks after his father, Anwar al-Awlaki, suffered the same fate.
(And, now, of course, Trump has that power.)
Drone strikes aside, the more reflective of us might also remember the“humanitarian intervention” lie in Libya.
An invasion which led to U.S.-complicit genocide and chaos, a violent grip of which Libya is still struggling to free itself from. (In the words of Hillary Clinton, “We came. We saw. He died.”)
In 2013, the “humanitarian interveners” set their red sights on Syria. Initially, the narrative fell flat. Until, of course, the rebel Stormtroopers — AKA “moderate rebels” — came marching in.
Also, as Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change points out in a recent Youtube video, Obama “used the Espionage Act more than any other president before him combined to persecute journalists and whistleblowers.”
Last but not least…
Obama repealed the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948, which originally made it illegal for the government to use propaganda to influence U.S. public opinion. This, of course, was merely a formality.
And finally, number three…
3.] The ultra-bizarre “Pizzagate” narrative has hit the mainstream media (again), but this time it was actually given a fair shake…
“I’ve gotta’ warn you,” CBS anchor Ben Swann said on Reality Check, “what we’re going to talk about tonight is going to be disturbing to some people.”
Before we show the video, we must first make one important point: We have no idea if anything about the Pizzagate investigation is real.
But it’s typical of the mainstream media to grab the story and paint it as “fake news” without addressing any of the concerns of the independent researchers in the Pizzagate “swarm.”
Which, of course, only tends to make the theorists feel vindicated, and even more emboldened in their search for their version of truth.
Are Podesta’s emails cause for concern? If you’re unfamiliar with the Pizzagate scandal, decide for yourself with the video below.
[Note: Since the segment aired, CBS seems to have pulled it off its website.]
Managing editor, Laissez Faire Today