Gagina…

Gagina
02.19.2020

This piercing through the cerebellum
leaves a golden glow below.
And the Sun becomes a monster, which keeps stringing
you along.
But your rhetoric is closure, and this fatality
must be love.

And it’s holding me.
And it’s smothering me.
And it’s gagging me.
Just let it go!

Through perversion, comes inclusion.
Fuck! Nothing like the truth.
Desire leaves you strangled out
And the fear becomes intrusive
To feel you is to know you, and to know you is
to die!

And it’s holding me.
And it’s molding me.
You just won’t let me go!

And as it pulls me through your dark and winding
the mind becomes a lung.
You put your hands around my neck and force me
to go under.
You strangle out my one last breath and tell me
that I love you!

I’ll tear through your subversion, with every
razor that I’ve got!
And the hate I have for you, is totally conclusive!
You’ll kill me once and maybe twice but I won’t
fucking surrender!

My one last hope’s a broken rope, on the floor
of my offender.
And the rage becomes my center!
Hysteria, your chaos, Blue Devil’s cause me to splinter!
This mania, this madness, the head that you
dismembered.
Is full of all your fucking lies, the pain and
rape are what I’ll remember!

Through perversion, comes inclusion.
Hey! Nothing like the truth.
Desire leaves you strangled out
And the fear becomes intrusive.
To feel you is to know you, and to know you is
to die!!

And it’s holding me.
And it’s smothering me.
And it’s gagging me.
It’s gagging me!

Just let me fucking go!!

A Missive for the Bigot…

I’ve noticed something during the COVID-19 Pandemic. I’ve notice just how many brilliant and talented Nurses, Scientists and Doctors here in America are from Mexico, Asia, India and myriad Middle Eastern countries, as well as numerous other regions.

And a thought burst in my head…

This country is full of hatred, vitriol and rage right now. Especially toward immigrants, namely those of LatinX and Middle Eastern ethnicities. Now, it’s fine if you want to waste your days on this neon globe filled with hatred of other humans because their square on the paint swatch doesn’t match yours but what if??

What if?

What if you need life-saving surgery one day and when you come out of anesthesia, the name of your Surgeon or Doctor or Nurse is Almasi or Said or Haddad? What if their last name is Nguyen or Furukawa or Xiong? What if their last names is Bhavsar or Chakrabarti or Ramanathan? What if their last name is Altamirano or Landaverde or Sepulveda?

This Surgeon/Doctor/Nurse just A) kept you alive, B) saved your life and C) helped you heal.

Are you going to seriously hate them then? And, if so, how can you hate a person that cared enough about you to spend their time, energy and emotions, someone who bled, poured sweat and maybe even cried to keep your hateful carcass alive and breathing?

There are plenty of things to hate Dear Dreadful Sir or Madam. Deforestation. Koalas burning alive. Black people having their homes raided and then murdered for it. Black people having their necks crushed for a bad check. Allowing half a million people to die because you were born with your umbilical cord wrapped around your orange neck.

Hating a person because of their skin color…I’m going to say it. It’s fucking retarded. It’s something someone with only one lobe of their brain working would do. Ignorance is not a virtue. Judge a person not for being a different color, not for being LGBTQ, not for contemplating or even having an abortion, no, judge them for the character behind their actions. Judge them for the words they say.

It’s “A Moral Code”…not “Amoral Code”.

The Alpha Chimera Scratch…

Yes, it is referred to as the “believing in what you cannot see” theory within my social circle. However, I believe that evolution took over once we were created but if science is correct, (and that can be a toss up) this planet and many others were here long before we were. Something, someone, created that. They didn’t just pop up one day. Yes, yes, Big Bang, I’ve heard of it…

I don’t believe in the effigy of God that has been bestowed upon us by the mainstream society though. The massive man with the white robe and white beard. That’s just people’s imaginations running wild, the same way they ran wild into the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and the Tooth Fairy. Those are just incarnations of the comic, if not cartoonish kind.

If there is a “God”, then I believe it exists in the form of the pneuma. Residing within us rather than in the exterior beyond. Maybe, it’s that small voice that we’ve heard for years, the voice that we have named reason, or common sense. Or even gut instinct.

I’ve had this conversation many times over with my band mates. Our music is skewed in the direction of the mind, spirit, and celestial arena. They all have their opinions on the matter, but none of them, and that includes me, are content with just leaving things up to an omnipotent force. There has to be a level of responsibility and accountability that we as a species have to meet.

We can’t just put it all on “God’s” shoulders and hope for the best. I sincerely believe that is not we are here to accomplish. What would this world be like if we all just sat back and waited?

And I’m not trying to prove there is a God or that their is a heaven or hell. That type of journey probably is a big waste of time because if we were capable of finding him, then the allure, the luster, and the intrigue would, like you said, be kind of pointless. We’re not meant to know everything. A hard pill to swallow for some. Besides, if God wanted to be seen, then God would make that obvious.

However, this is where I and myriad others differ on the subject. I believe it is ok to ask questions. I’m not one to just sit and say “everything will be ok as long as I believe”. Sure. Believing, trusting, and taking those blind leaps of faith might earn my soul points, but to me I’m not sure I really believe in the heaven and hell part of it. I have recently leaned towards a “it’s all about now” belief and if they do exist, maybe they’re what our minds and souls make them.

We are here to live and that’s what’s important. How we treat our bodies and how we treat others. There are ten simple rules set in stone for us and if we cannot live and abide by those, then heaven and hell are the least of our worries. The body being the vessel that carries us around. I believe we are supposed to use this vessel for better ways.

Earthly/Nature? I define it as investing in what has been given to us. Nobody owned Earth, and nobody owns it today. This is not our land. We simply have it on loan. We should pay homage to nature, the ground that gives us life. Without it there would be no farming, no food, and about a million other things we wouldn’t have. Nature keeps the gears turning. Yet humankind constantly abuses it, and destroys it. It’s to me, like spitting in your landlord’s face after he allows you to live rent free, and when you do, you get evicted.

Once again, we can’t just sit back and expect God to replenish the forests and reincarnate the animals after they are extinct. We should learn to ration what is given to us and not overindulge, because one day we may have to answer for our crimes against our planet. It’s having a healthy, admiration, appreciation, and respect for the Earth and its Flora & Fauna.

The life givers…

Good. Now, Bury Them There…

Jan 12, 2021 – Technology

The online far right is moving underground.

By Kyle DalySara Fischer

Data: Apptopia; Chart: Axios Visuals

The online purge of far-right figures and platforms that followed last week’s Capitol insurrection looks to be driving radicalized users into darker corners of the internet.

What’s happening: Downloads have surged for messaging apps that are securely encrypted or designed to cater specifically to the ultra-conservative user.

Why it matters: Monitoring and curbing chatter that can spark real-world violence is even harder on private and ephemeral platforms than in more public forums.

Driving the news: After Twitter and Facebook shut down Trump’s accounts, many other services and providers pulled the plug on organizations and forums that supported or served as organizing centers for the Capitol attack.

  • The closing of far-right-friendly social network Parler after Apple, Google and Amazon withdrew service drove some users to look for alternatives that commit to not policing right-wing content.
  • More neutral communication platforms like chat app Telegram and encrypted messaging platform Signal are also seeing a major spike in downloads and usage.

Between the lines: Other factors also drove Telegram and Signal’s numbers.

  • recent update to the privacy policy of Facebook-owned WhatsApp has prompted user worry that their data and communications aren’t secure there. That — and an Elon Musk tweet late last week urging “Use Signal” — likely accounts for at least part of the pop.
  • But experts say far-right users are undeniably flocking to those platforms, where they can in some cases communicate in total secrecy.

“It’s absolutely concerning,” said Dipayan Ghosh, a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. “And it was only to be expected that extremists pushed off of the mainstream social media platforms would move to end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms.”

By the numbers … According to Apptopia data provided to Axios:

  • Downloads of Rumble, the right’s answer to YouTube, more than doubled in the last week.
  • MeWe, something of a conservative Facebook, more than tripled.
  • CloutHub, which resembles a combination of Facebook and Twitter, more than quintupled.
  • Downloads of Telegram, meanwhile, more than doubled, while Signal downloads by Jan. 10 were nearly 8x what they were on Jan. 5.
  • And Telegram channels dedicated to far-right causes are filling up. One notable QAnon group had 35,000 members by the morning of Jan. 11, a sharp increase from just a few weeks ago, said Marc-André Argentino, a researcher who studies QAnon and other extremist movements.

Be smart: Platforms dedicated to serving the far right pose tough challenges for those seeking to stem the tide of misinformation and violence-inciting rhetoric.

  • The firms behind them reject even the spotty commitment that mainstream platforms showed to combating harmful content.
  • Law enforcement was already ill prepared to respond to the rhetoric that circulated openly online ahead of the Capitol siege. A far more factionalized social media landscape would further hamper their efforts.

Yes, but: Mainstream messaging platforms like Signal and Telegram could be the bigger problem, for two key reasons:

1. They’re more sophisticated compared with the bootstrap platforms that serve the far-right audience.

  • Gab, a right-wing social network, groaned under the increased traffic that followed Parler’s disappearance and spent the following days mostly failing to load.
  • Parler users unwittingly exposed identifying data in content that they’d uploaded to the site and that was easily accessed and downloaded en masse before Parler went down.
  • Telegram and Signal are far more stable and secure and could prove more enduring homes and recruitment stations for far-right groups.

2. They can become radicalization pipelines, with groups pushing people to further extremes away from the public eye.

  • On Telegram, Argentino says, open channels serve as a recruiting ground for violent extremists to target new recruits, then shift to more private avenues.

What’s next: Despite its troubles, Parler is already showing signs of new life.

  • It switched its domain registration Monday to Epik, a provider that has in the past revived other digital havens of the far right, including Gab, 8chan and neo-Nazi site the Daily Stormer.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to add a reference to recent WhatsApp policy changes.

Credit: Axios

Vulgar?

October, 20th, 2005

A soft and warm vapor brings me back to my knees.
And the smell is just a reminder of her.
These fingers, dig deep, through the softest hair.
And I find myself deep inside your hole again.

Yet again and again, like a tone that never ends
and all I can feel is you gripping my skin.
One flex is the needle to the vein and I’m
just another junkie, begging for his fix.

Can you call this love?
Can you call this reality?
No answer is just fine by me.
And would I taste you forever?
Savor I would and I would throw away
my everything, for your drug that leaves me
on my knees!

Directionless and ravenous, you torture me
with hatefulness. Whips and chains and constant
pain, trapped inside some beggary!

But you push thighs, apart as wide, to get right to the center.
You grip my hands, pull me deep. I lose my breath, I cannot see.
How you’ve had your way with me. And even if you set me free,
I cannot run, you’ve made a slave of me

Your cure.
To my sickness.
Forever is this fever.


But, nothing could be sweeter…

Dunning-Kruger Effect…

Dunning-Kruger Effect


The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people wrongly overestimate their knowledge or ability in a specific area. This tends to occur because a lack of self-awareness prevents them from accurately assessing their own skills.

Understanding the Dunning-Kruger Effect
The concept of the Dunning-Kruger effect is based on a 1999 paper by Cornell University psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger. The pair tested participants on their logic, grammar, and sense of humor, and found that those who performed in the bottom quartile rated their skills far above average. For example, those in the 12th percentile self-rated their expertise to be, on average, in the 62nd percentile. The researchers attributed the trend to a problem of metacognition—the ability to analyze one’s own thoughts or performance. “Those with limited knowledge in a domain suffer the ability to realize it,” they wrote.

What causes the Dunning-Kruger effect?
Confidence is so highly prized that many people would rather pretend to be smart or skilled than risk looking
inadequate and losing face. Even smart people can be affected by the Dunning-Kruger effect because having
intelligence isn’t the same thing as learning and developing a specific skill. Many individuals mistakenly
believe that their experience and skills in one particular area are transferable to another.

Why do people fail to recognize their own incompetence?
Many people would describe themselves as above average in intelligence, humor, and a variety of skills. They
can’t accurately judge their own competence, because they lack metacognition, or the ability to step back and
examine oneself objectively. In fact, those who are the least skilled are also the most likely to overestimate their abilities.

What is the double curse of the Dunning-Kruger effect?
The Dunning-Kruger effect results in what’s known as a “double curse:” Not only do people perform poorly, but they are not self-aware enough to judge themselves accurately—and are thus unlikely to learn and grow.

What is the opposite of the Dunning-Kruger effect?
If the Dunning-Kruger effect is being overconfident in one’s knowledge or performance, its polar opposite is imposter syndrome or the feeling that one is undeserving of success. People who have imposter syndrome are plagued by self-doubts and constantly feel like frauds who will be unmasked any second.

Who Is Impacted by the Dunning-Kruger Effect?
The Dunning-Kruger effect has been found in domains ranging from logical reasoning to emotional intelligence, financial knowledge, and firearm safety. And the effect isn’t spotted only among incompetent individuals; most people have weak points where the bias can take hold. It also applies to people with a seemingly solid knowledge base: Individuals rating as high as the 80th percentile for a skill have still been found to overestimate their ability to some degree.

This tendency may occur because gaining a small amount of knowledge in an area about which one was previously ignorant can make people feel as though they’re suddenly virtual experts. Only after continuing to explore a topic do they realize how extensive it is and how much they still have to master.

Why do people think they know more than they do?
One type of overconfidence, called overprecision, occurs when someone is exaggeratedly certain that their answers are correct. These individuals may seem highly competent and persuasive due to their apparent confidence. They are often driven by a desire for status and power and the need to appear smarter than the people around them.

Why do people overestimate their confidence?
Overestimation, another kind of overconfidence, refers to the discrepancy between someone’s skills and their perception of those skills. People who overestimate themselves frequently engage in wishful thinking with harmful consequences. If someone overestimates their capabilities, they may take dangerous risks and overextend themselves beyond their limits, like an athlete pushing themselves to the point of injury.

Why do some people believe they are better than others?
Anytime someone believes they are more skilled or knowledgeable than others, they are engaging in overplacement. This form of overconfidence can lead a person to take unnecessary risks (e.g., drive unsafely) because they believe they possess superior skills. Overplacement occurs most frequently in people with low abilities who lack the competence to judge their skill level accurately; it is associated with an egocentric perspective and narcissism.

How to Avoid the Dunning-Kruger Effect
To avoid falling prey to the Dunning-Kruger effect, people can honestly and routinely question their knowledge base and the conclusions they draw, rather than blindly accepting them. As David Dunning proposes, people can be their own devil’s advocates, by challenging themselves to probe how they might possibly be wrong.

Individuals could also escape the trap by seeking others whose expertise can help cover their own blind spots, such as turning to a colleague or friend for advice or constructive criticism. Continuing to study a specific subject will also bring one’s capacity into a clearer focus.

Do I have the Dunning-Kruger Effect?
Ask yourself: Have you ever heard similar criticisms from different people in your life and ignored or discounted them? You may have experienced the Dunning-Kruger effect. Take a look at those areas in your life where you feel 100 percent confident. Acknowledge the possibility that you might not always be right, and you might need to acquire knowledge or practice more.

How do you fix the Dunning-Kruger Effect?
Question what you know and pay attention to those who have different viewpoints. Seek feedback from people you can trust who you know are highly skilled in your area of interest. Be open to constructive criticism and resist the impulse to become defensive. Don’t pretend to know something you don’t. Make it a priority to continue learning and growing.

Do smart people underestimate themselves?
Yes. Paradoxically, for many people, the more domain expertise they acquire,  the less confidence they have. Experts have greater metacognition on their particular subject (they know what they don’t know, so to speak), and are able to see complexities that a person with only a little knowledge in that area would overlook. As a result, they tend to be more aware of any knowledge gaps or weaknesses they may have.

1/12/2021
Dunning-Kruger Effect | Psychology Today
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/dunning-kruger-effect

Online Store “TeeHands” Profits Off of Holocaust Slaughter…

My letter to the Anti-Semitic pieces of shit at TeeHands, who think it’s hip to peddle t-shirts splattered with hate speech and other vomitous messages.

You can contact them here: contact@teehands.com

Dear Sir or Madam,

I was alerted to this product your store has for sale by a dear friend of mine. She is Jewish. Her Parents are Jewish and her Grandparents are Jewish. Her Grandfather spent almost three years in a forced labor internment camp during the Holocaust. Both of his Brothers, his Uncle and his 11 year old Sister were murdered by the Nazis during those three years. His 11 year old sister was beaten with iron rods and pistol whipped as well as raped repeatedly before dying of starvation. Her Grandfather’s Brothers were forced to dig graves while sick with pneumonia before being shot in the backs of their heads. His Uncle was thrown into an incinerator alive.

The Allied Forces arrived just days before her Grandfather would have died of illness. They rescued the remaining prisoners, nursed them back to health and brought them to America.

I’m not Jewish but I have spent hours listening to the horrific stories told by her Grandparents and selling a shirt like this is not only cruel, inhumane and sadistic, it advocates genocide and it disgusts me. Now, I don’t run your business but I will never buy anything from you. Selling an item like this is not a mistake, it doesn’t just slip by quality control. Someone chose to manufacture and sell this hateful garment that isn’t worthy of wiping one’s ass.

I’m not going to urge you to pull it or stop selling it because you made the choice to do so in the first place and that speaks louder than any copy and paste form-letter faux-outrage response pulling it would evoke from you.

Others will bash you, call you names and insult you but anyone who chooses to profit off of the horrendously vile deaths of innocent humans, well, I wouldn’t be able to insult you better than Mother Nature already has.
I hope the money you’ve made will soothe what conscience you clearly have so very little of.

With Disdain,
Lobo​

Incitement to Riot…

Incitement to Riot.
What Trump Told Supporters Before Mob Stormed Capitol.

“When you catch somebody in a fraud, you are allowed to go by very different rules. So I hope Mike has the courage to do what he has to do, and I hope he doesn’t listen to the RINOs and the stupid people that he’s listening to.” – Donald J. Trump, Alleged President.

Whipping up anger against Republicans who were not going along with his plan for subverting the election, like Vice President Mike Pence, Trump told the crowd that “different rules” now applied. At the most obvious level, the president was arguing that what he wanted Pence to do — reject the state-certified Electoral College results — would be legitimate, but the notion of “very different rules” applying carried broader overtones of extraordinary permission as well.

“RINO” is a term of abuse used by highly partisan Republicans against more moderate colleagues they deem to be “Republicans in Name Only.” Trump insinuated that Republican officials, including Pence, would endanger themselves by accepting Biden’s win. “I hope Mike is going to do the right thing. I hope so. I hope so, because if Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election. … And I actually — I just spoke to Mike. I said: ‘Mike, that doesn’t take courage. What takes courage is to do nothing. That takes courage.’” “I also want to thank our most courageous members of the U.S. Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Ron Johnson, Senator Josh Hawley. … Senators have stepped up. We want to thank them. I actually think, though, it takes, again, more courage not to step up, and I think a lot of those people are going to find that out. And you better start looking at your leadership, because your leadership has led you down the tubes.”

Trump twice told the crowd that Republicans who did not go along with his effort to overturn the election — Pence as well as senators like Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, who did not join in the performative objections led by Hawley and Cruz — were actually the ones being courageous. In context, the president’s implication is that they were putting themselves at risk because it would be safer to go along with what he wanted. During the ensuing riot, the mob chanted “Hang Mike Pence.” Trump suggested that he wanted his supporters to stop the certification of Biden’s electoral win, not just protest it. “We will never give up. We will never concede. It doesn’t happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved. Our country has had enough. We will not take it anymore, and that is what this is all about. And to use a favorite term that all of you people really came up with, we will stop the steal. … “You will have an illegitimate president. That is what you will have, and we can’t let that happen. These are the facts that you won’t hear from the fake news media. It’s all part of the suppression effort. They don’t want to talk about it. They don’t want to talk about it. … “We fight like hell, and if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”

Two months after he lost the election, Trump repeatedly told his followers that they could still stop Biden from becoming president if they “fight like hell,” a formulation that suggested they act and change things, not merely raise their voices. As he dispatched his supporters into what became deadly chaos, Trump falsely told them that he would come, too. Now it is up to Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy. And after this, we’re going to walk down, and I’ll be there with you. … We are going to the Capitol, and we are going to try and give — the Democrats are hopeless, they are never voting for anything, not even one vote, but we are going to try — give our Republicans, the weak ones, because the strong ones don’t need any of our help, we’re try — going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country.”

As he sicced his supporters on Congress, Trump assured them that he would personally accompany them to the Capitol. In fact, as several of his followers and police officers were injured or dying in the ensuing chaos, the president watched the violence play out on television from the safety of the White House.

Four people died as a result of Trump’s blatant incitement, his betrayal of our Constitution, the nauseating attempted coup, which like all things Trump meddles in; failed. His infantile tantrum, both by words and actions and even inaction led to the deaths of four citizens, including a Capitol Police Officer. By whipping his cult of MAGA disciples into a frothy rage against a Democratic process that has been followed, whether we like the results or not, for centuries.

Donald Trump lost. He’s a loser. Now staring down the barrel of a second Impeachment, having lost both the 2016 and 2020 election’s popular vote and having used Russian interference and financial assistance and a barrage of deceptive, racist, xenophobic and bigoted propaganda to steal the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton and being totally and utterly decimated without it (maybe even with it) in 2020 by the voice of the American people, this sick, deranged and psychotic malignant narcissist, an individual with a 3rd grade vocabulary and 7 year old’s maturity has decided to wage war on anyone and anything he perceives to be his enemy.

But, he will fail and lose that war too and on January 21st, the war will come to him. In the form of myriad criminal and civil suits, from sexual assault and tax fraud and embezzlement to obstruction of justice and probably even misdemeanor drug charges. And, then there are the inevitable wrongful death suits thanks to his incompetent and sadistic handling of the COVID-19 Pandemic. His entire criminal enterprise that is the Trump family, who are tethered to him will ultimately sink to the bottom with him.

But Trump and his Jim Jones, Jonestown, cultists won’t go away overnight, despite his constant fleecing of their every nickel penny and dime. Are they too stupid to realize they’re being flat-out robbed or are they so indoctrinated that they truly are willing to empty their bank accounts, lose their jobs and homes for a man who would throw to any wolfpack, under any bus or in front of any bullet, all for the sake of preserving himself and most importantly, his brand?