“The primary cause of the decadence of contemporary thought evidently lies in the fact that spectacular discourse leaves no room for reply; while logic was only constructed through dialogue.” Guy Debord~Comments on the Society of the Spectacle~1988

Empty Talk~No Substance

Well I suffered through some of the analyses from Joe Biden’s empty speech last night as he accepted the DNC’s nomination to run against Donald Trump for President in November later this year. There weren’t any progressive ideas even allowed on the convention’s floor. A virtual convention without floors does that ya know. AOC was invited by Bernie Sanders just to second his nomination in a 60 second talk. She wasn’t invited by the DNC, At All! Same goes for any progressive like Ilhan Omar, Ro Khanna, Rashida Tlaib, for example. Which begs the question why they are even allowed to be State Representatives. My reasoning: to give progressives — which are just social democrats, not socialists — hope and to garner their vote for the overarching policy of; not Trump. They fill the modern equivalent of the village’s useful idiot. The only appeal I could see in some recaps of last night’s vapid speech from Joe was an appeal to affluent (fake) liberals, those of whom still have a decent job with decent benefits that didn’t or won’t lose it all in the coming months due the the SARS-CoV-II, COVID-19 disease,(hence, c-virus) pandemic.

Lastly

My lung cancer has returned. I have an appointment with a radiation specialist next month. So my finite days are numbered even more. I’ll continue to do my thing. Read, write scathing critiques, listen to good tunes, coddle my fat kitty, and watch movies and TV at night on my streaming services. Life is still good. I never needed bourgeois accoutrements. Well I did want a Dodge Challenger with a hemi, or a Ferrari. But I consider that excess now that Earth doesn’t need so even if I won a million dollars I’d go for a small Prius. Maybe a bit better and bigger apartment. So what? There’s people that own 4–5 homes that stay empty for most of the year. I’d give most of that money away to animal groups, like the ASPCA which I support today. Animals don’t have other services like people do to help them live decent lives, they need me, and others that care about things that matter. Like life, love, and kindness. Stay safe all. Peace, The Ol’ Hippy

Critic, Cynic, Pessimist “We are all interconnected to Universe and each other whether we like it or not”