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Before we start, I am uncertain if I can write all three newsletters this week, as we are finally opening our new restaurant this Friday. That means even more hours for me this and next week to fine tune, everything, basically. I’ll do my best but if you are missing me this week, this is the reason. Obviously, if you are reading this in Hamburg, let me know and I will happily send you an invite to the opening on Friday.
With that, there are a few realities I couldn’t help but wonder about these last few days so let’s get into another news from the void type-ish dispatch to kick off the week. I am still trying to figure out how to best incorporate that theme into this newsletter so bear with me. Mostly, and whenever my mind allows itself to wonder past the back pain and exhaustion I am furious with the bullshit binary nonsense we have to endure at the hands of the capitalist ruling class.
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To explain, it matters not who I get to speak with in real life- everyone, irrespective of individual political nice identities, experiences the mind numbing insanity in politics, work, both off and online similarly: with a totally numbed, defeatist shrug at the tragedy of stupidity and greed at the hands of the powerful. For example, the annual return of the US Governments charade at discussing their debt in Congress etc. It appears like a bad re-run of a local TV Network’s telenovela, complete with bad (faith) actors, the same script as every year, the same posturing and quite frankly with the same mind numbing results - it feels as if their reality exists only to fill shitty CNN / Fox talking shows and provide even dumber content for silly little men on podcasts. Obviously, the core reality is wildly dangerous for us little people that actually work but as with almost everything in politics and business here in the so-called democratic free world, the centre of civilization, it is just so utterly offensively…well, stupid. These self proclaimed leaders of the free world are horrible actors, their entire rhetoric, posturing is enraging transparent where one wonders why they even bother with it all. At this point their mask have slipped off to a point where even the most naive of your relatives must know that theirs is a farcical combination of the Roman Colosseum and a Greek Tragedy, just written by Elon Musk’s personal ChatGTP.
To be clear, the same bullshit takes place in every NATO & EU country. The sickening binarity of a two party “democratic” system exists also in the multi party muppet show we have in countries like Germany, just with more bad telenovela acting. The point being, or rather the question that kept popping into my head these past 48hrs is why do we accept this, when the reality is that despite the bad taste, it is actually all quite harmful, to us, specifically?
I reckon I will spend some time on the Aristotelian discussion on the “lesser of two evils” - that is where it comes from, not fucking George Bush’s bullshit ranch on Planet War Crime - over the next few days but for the time being, again, the question remains: When we know that we working people are getting shafted year in and year out, why do we simply accept this circus that offers nothing but un-lubricated bullshit that offers nothing other than suffering and destruction? Is it the reality that should we demand more from the bastards that we submit power to that they would simply ignore us, at best, or at worst, send their fascist little gangs that call themselves the police after us? A valid reason, to be sure, but let’s face it, there ain’t that many of them and sure lot less than us.
Again, when I stop and think about the sewer of harmful entertainment our leaders offer us, pre-marketed war and death at best- I get nothing but rage. All this injustice is man-made, it is part the necessity of running this capitalist simulation and the direct result thereof - and our “leaders” run a bad high school theatre production for…whom? Us? It makes no sense and I for one am sick to death of their fraudulent, inhumane bullshit. I am absolutely not ok with accepting a lesser of two evils as the only two possible realities available to us only because that’s what they get paid to offer us. Without us, their world not only wouldn’t run, but it wouldn’t exist. We built this world and with that we can make the way we all need. It truly is time to cut out their posturing middle-man salesman / comedian bullshit, whilst comrades the world over suffer, for them.
Food for thought to start your week with. Here are some narrative snap shots from last week that had me stirring.
Thanks, as always, for your time, attention and interest.