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Loren Bliss
Pacific Northwest (In permanent exile from Manhattan)
Editor/writer/photographer/explorer of the human condition
Interests: sociology, history and metaphysics -- class struggle, gender conflict and the eco-human crisis; objective analysis: iconoclasm, violation of taboos, destruction of shibboleths; indicative absurdities and grotesques; laughter and the sensuality of thinking; macrocosms and microcosms of being; in short, real life -- typically as viewed from the seemingly contradictory but ultimately consonant (and often symbiotic) perspectives of Marxism and pagan agnosticism.
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Q: Why will there never again be Internet neutrality in the United States? A: Because it is Moron Nation, the realm of the Moronic Majority, a people too brain-warped ignorant to protect themselves even from the most brazen thieves. --LB/21 May 2019 -30- Continue reading
A TERRIFYING ASSAULT on my always-fragile finances by an ongoing plague of so-called "billing errors" combined with attempted thievery by alleged "fraudsters" tells me I am again a target of the extra-legal secret-police malevolence for which the United States is increasingly infamous. My alleged sin? I suspect it is writing about what should be obvious: that the only possible reason the One Percenters are not fighting climate change is they are weaponizing it as the plausibly deniable mechanism of their ultimate Final Solution: reshaping the remnants of human society into a global concentration camp with themselves as commandants, guards and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
I HAVE BEEN researching, writing and editing Dispatches from Dystopia and its predecessor Outside Agitator's Notebook since the first week in October 2009. But the only lesson I am able to glean from that 108-month effort is, "why bother?" I had hoped my work would be -- as it sometimes was during the 30 years I worked as an award-winning member of the editorial staffs of various newspapers and magazines and as a longtime stringer for United Press International -- a progressive influence. But I was never able to come up with a format fetching enough to empower either of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
Jailing of Journalist for Exposing Poisonous Depth of U.S. Corruption Forever Nullifies the Pivotal 1734 Peter Zenger Case, Again Revealing "American Democracy" as Our Species' Most Self-Destructive Big Lie THE PERSECUTION OF JULIAN ASSANGE reduces to used toilet paper the Peter Zenger verdict, the pivotal 1734 finding by a British colonial jury that truth is always the ultimate defense against prosecution for seditious libel. And that's just one of the many ways Assange's arrest lays bare the Big Lie of "American democracy." It also adds yet another chapter of atrocities to four centuries of damning evidence that would have long... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
(Note: The socioeconomic and environmental Apocalypse is undeniably upon us. But the lies, deceptions and betrayals promulgated by the One Percenters and their minions no longer hide how -- in accordance with their shock-doctrine -- they are using the Apocalypse to impose the ultimate regime-change: the reordering of human society into Neoliberal utopia: Ayn Rand opulence for our masters, serfdom and slavery for the few selectively bred 99 Percenters they allow to survive. The following merely adds to the preponderance of evidence.) *** Please Read These Next 3 Reports (Even If You Read Nothing Else Herein) My recommendations as the... Continue reading
(With socioeconomic and environmental Apocalypse undeniably upon us, there is only one possible reason the One Percenters and their minions sabotage our every effort to cope with the crisis: they are exploiting it to maximize their wealth and power. Already they've reshaped human society to perpetuate their omnipotence, with serfdom and slavery for the few who survive their Final Solutions. Such is shock-doctrine Neoliberalism – the ideology designed to serve them even better in a post-apocalyptic future. To view their plans for the 99 Percent, visit a camp of homeless people -- and honor the dwellers therein as involuntary prophets... Continue reading
(With socioeconomic and environmental Apocalypse undeniably upon us, there is only one possible reason the One Percenters and their minions sabotage our every effort to cope with the crisis: they are exploiting it to maximize their wealth and power. Already they've reshaped human society to perpetuate their omnipotence, with serfdom and slavery for the few who survive their Final Solutions. Such is shock-doctrine Neoliberalism – the ideology designed to serve them even better in a post-apocalyptic future. To view their plans for the 99 Percent, visit a camp of homeless people -- and honor the dwellers therein as involuntary prophets... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
There Is Only One Possible Explanation for the Denial, Dithering and maliciously scripted paralysis by which our Capitalist masters are relentlessly sabotaging every effort to counter the economic and environmental Apocalypse now so obviously upon us. The moral imbeciles of the totalitarian cabal we know as the One Percent are after all the de facto emperors of the world. Their shock-doctrine strategy and tactics are obvious both in their obscenely profitable exploitation of the climate crisis and their sadistic intensification of Neoliberal socioeconomic and political savagery. That is why their relentless combination of environmental obstructionism and genocide by austerity1 declares... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2019 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
Imagine a Concentration-Camp Planet Ruled by a Hillary or a Trump. Unthinkable, Yes? But What Other Future Could They Be Planning? WHEN WE ANALYZE the indications as investigative reporters and intelligence analysts are taught to do, there is only one possible explanation for the denial, dithering and maliciously scripted paralysis by which our overlords sabotage every effort to counter the already-apocalyptic and soon-to-be-terminal climate crisis.1 No matter how I evaluate the evidence, I find it impossible to escape the conclusion our Capitalist masters long ago decided their "Final Solution" to all the world's problems is to allow the looming disasters... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
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Climate Change Reveals the Patriarchal Gods as the Deadliest of Demons; the 1% Perpetuates the Crisis to Impose Shock-Doctrine Tyranny; Our Mother Earth Issues Her Ultimate Challenge Apocalyptic Wonderland: late February in Tacoma. Photograph and posterization by Loren Bliss © 2019. * TO (MOMENTARILY) DUCK the shrapnel already ensuing from the issues implicit in the above typography, I feel obligated as a writer and editor to explain (or perhaps confess) that this is the first time I have ever written the headline before I knew exactly what the story might say. Magic? No, nothing so exotic; merely an exceptionally telling... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2019 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
PERVERSELY CURIOUS AS to how long Facebook's overtly Neoliberal, incipiently ChristoNazi censors might allow it to remain up, I posted the following to the Tacoma Communist Labor Party's FB site a few minutes ago: THE END: Facebook's censors locked me out of this page for the past five days, thereby destroying the day-to-day connection and relationship between FB and my blog, Dispatches from Dystopia. Obviously I can no longer trust FB to carry any genuinely relevant news; the first report it suppressed last Wednesday (30 January 2019) was "If the Supreme Court Doesn't Stay a Louisiana Law Next Week, Roe... Continue reading
Workers -- Not Politicians -- Saved Us from Shutdown/Lockout; Grief Intensifies Our Fight for Mother Earth; Dogs Gather Vital Eco-Data TO START, FORGET all the politicians-as-saviors/"change-we-can-believe-in" bullshit the Mainstream Media Propaganda Machine and at least one of its reformist counterparts is excreting about how the latest effort to drown the federal government in a bathtub was finally ==================================================== Important note: news reports formerly published weekly in Dispatches are now published daily on the Facebook page of the Tacoma (Harry Bridges) Chapter of the Communist Labor Party. Most are stories suppressed or downplayed by the Mainstream Media Propaganda Machine (MMPM), the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
No Matter Who Rules -- Democratic (sic) Party or Republican Party -- Deadly White Supremacy Is U.S. Imperial Policy at Home and Abroad ANOTHER EXTENDED WEEK of breaking news and time-consuming personal obligations again delays my work-in-progress on (the few) anti-Nazi Christians and once more makes for a somewhat abbreviated anthology of Dispatches: Viral footage of (white) teenagers mobbing a Native American man and his companions at Friday's Indigenous Peoples March is sparking outrage. In the video, the man—identified by Indian Country Today as Omaha elder Nathan Phillips—is seen singing ==================================================== Important note: news reports formerly published weekly in Dispatches... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
I DO NOT RECALL any week in recent years with as many vital news reports and analytical essays as have appeared in our national media – Mainstream as well as Alternative – since 6 January 2019. Hence I will (again) set aside the story upon which I have been working – assembling documentation that a very few notably courageous Christians and Christian organizations are most assuredly not Nazis. Nor are they members of the vast legions of (mostly white Protestant) believers who support ==================================================== Important note: news reports formerly published weekly in Dispatches are now published daily on the Facebook... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
DUE TO THE TIME and energy consumed by end-of-year, New-Year and first-of-month chores, this week's Dispatches will be short and to the point. Hence these five examples of human behavior as the United States and its Empire continue to disintegrate: Regime's Lockout/Enslavement/Shutdown Scheme Targets Entire 99 Percent The partial shutdown of the federal government is a major attack on the working class by the Trump administration. More than 400,000 federal workers are effectively locked out, furloughed without pay. Another 400,000 are engaged in compulsory labor without pay, ==================================================== Important note: news reports formerly published weekly in Dispatches are now published... Continue reading
Putin Regime Reanimates Tsarist Russia's Theocratic Hatred of Jews; Anti-Semitic Film Trotsky Encourages New Pogroms Much as T/P Regime Encourages New Plague of Racist, Sexist Violence (See Below) TO UNDERSTAND WHY the Neoliberals are murdering us and raping our Mother Earth to death -- and why the present government shut-down could become their deadliest short-term victory yet -- it is necessary to first acknowledge just how bottomlessly evil Neoliberalism truly is. And to do that it is necessary to actually read a few treatises on Capitalist economics. However I must confess this is a chore which for me is most... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
So Is Our Species. And Neither Santa Nor Jesus Nor All the Wise Men Can Glue Humpty's Fragments Together Again THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA Propaganda Machine dares not acknowledge the symptomatic meaning of the ongoing series of governmental shutdowns that began during the Clinton/Gingrich feud. To do otherwise -- to acknowledge the federal government is now turned off and on and off again with exactly the same fuck-you moral imbecility its Capitalist owners demonstrate in wage cuts and factory closures -- the Josef-Goebbels wanna-bees who disseminate our daily doses of disinformation would have to at least hint that such events are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
But Can They Overthrow the Monopolistic Tyranny and Post-Watergate Gentrification That Reduced Our Calling to Stenography? JUST AS I PREDICTED -- often in the face of (entirely rational) skepticism -- a few present-day members of the working press, broadcasters included, are beginning to rediscover the moral imperative of our calling, which in my day defined not only the best reporters and editors but the best newspapers and magazines and broadcast journalism. It is however to our greatest national and professional shame this renaissance and resurrection did not obtain until it was goaded into being by the ChristoNazi conquest of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
With One Possibly Inspiring Environmental Report at the Very End HAMSTRUNG BY CONVERGENCE of geriatric disability and the increasingly severe punishments the Neoliberal (NeoNazi) United States inflicts on those of us it wants to exterminate -- i.e., people of color, old folks like myself, LGBTQ people, allegedly "uppity" women, disabled people however young or elderly, non-Aryan whites, impoverished people (again like myself), anyone else deemed either undesirable or insufficiently profitable or both -- this week's Dispatches will be hastily assembled but cynically outspoken as always. Yes I am sick yet again -- this time it's cellulitis, a chronic infection in... Continue reading
THE MOST INSURMOUNTABLE challenge for those of us on the Real Left in the United States today is figuring out how to convince the profoundly brain-warped electorate to discard the false notion that all government is tyranny. By endlessly repeating the Big Lie that government is the ultimate barrier to human progress, the Capitalists and their Madison Avenue vassals have perfected what is undoubtedly our species' most enduringly effective barrier against socialist revolution and even New-Dealish reform. And until we the people are somehow miraculously purged of the now-reflexive majority belief in this relentlessly conditioned and ultimately paralyzing falsehood, both... Continue reading
New Research Proves Most U.S. Whites Are Already Incurably Nazified SOME READERS SCOFF at my oft-repeated assertion the Pew Foundation's post-Katrina polling is definitive proof fully 77 percent of the white Christian U.S. electorate is at least tacitly racist. But now my 77-percent estimate is confirmed by a new study that defines the U.S. as probably the most viciously racist nation since Nazi Germany. Hence – because the white Christian hatred of Jews and people of color is the epicentral malevolence of Nazism – I believe it entirely accurate to refer to these homegrown (and NEWS REPORTS formerly published weekly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2018 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
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Five New Examples Prove the Futility of Efforts to Reform Capitalism; Before We Go There, Let Us First Embrace the Legacy of Alex Hyland Alex Hyland, as talented a teacher as ever lived, demonstrates the heartfelt patience that should inspire us all. (Photo by Loren Bliss © 2017) ***** THE DEATH OF Alex Hyland, the most instinctively skillful teacher I have ever met, leaves a painful gap in the lives of all of us who knew him. It also leaves a gaping tear in the fabric of life itself. I don't recall exactly when I was introduced to Alex save... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2018 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
How Belief in a Hereafter Fosters Suicidal Abandonment of the Now THE SADDEST, MOST TRAGIC element within human consciousness is its uncanny and ultimately self-destructive penchant for seducing us into believing in what the god-peddlers and heaven-hucksters and Prosperity Gospel indulgence-pushers call “eternal life.” For it is that delusion -- that and none other -- that has doomed our species by convincing it of the ultimate Big-Lie rationalization for doing nothing whatsoever to improve human life on earth, merely because “there's a better land a-waiting in the sky.” Thus the monstrous falsehood of “eternal life” becomes the excuse for every... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia
THIS YEAR'S FLU vaccine is obviously useless -- I got the shot back in September -- but it provided me no protection at all. Given the nature of Evangelical Nazism, I cannot but wonder if weakened or useless vaccine is yet another of the Trump/Pence Regime's methods of back-door genocide. Or if it is just another typical rip-off by the Capitalists: minimum quality -- or more likely nonexistent quality -- for maximum price. Ain't it wonderful to live in a realm where nothing -- absolutely nothing -- is trustworthy anymore. And -- yes -- I may yet have to be... Continue reading
Our Fight for Survival Goes Beyond Proletarians Versus Plutocrats; It Is Now a Doomsday War between Humanitarians and Moral Imbeciles THE MARXIAN CONCEPT of class struggle was for many decades our most powerful tool of consciousness-raising and liberation. It was understandable enough -- and therefore compelling enough -- to encourage widespread rebellion in the 19th Century and to fuel successful revolutions in the 20th Century. It also terrified the Capitalists into allowing a number of social-democratic reform movements as well -- the New Deal most assuredly included. But now in the 21st Century -- ironically just as We the People... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at Loren Bliss: Dispatches from Dystopia