“I may not like what you say but I’ll fight to the death to give you the right to make an ass out of yourself.” - Oscar Wilde | Am Yisrael Chai
Oct 13 • 18 tweets • 7 min read
It is said, by many, that in part the justification for Jew hate can be found in the writings and brilliance of people like Nietzsche. However this, just like every justification by intellectuals to pseudo intellectuals and their pawns is not only shallow, but false
What I find remarkable as of late is how many justifications often cite, adopt, even claim ideas and language and declarations that are uniquely part of jewish wisdom and spirit, preserved by my people for millennia or - bastardizations of non Jewish but thoughtful, wise, brilliant
Oct 7 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Ritual power is transformative. We tend to apply a positive to the word transformative…
Masking changes someone. The extent to which, if we keep attempting to understand purely rationally, is like trying to understand why touch, music, prayer, hearing laughter and so on can stir the human spirit.
The literalists may literally kill us all.
That’s fundamentally what my piece was about. Never flat out stated this before. It’s kinda a rule one shouldn’t. Right now - it’s a rule I think I had to break.
Masking changes human beings. Full stop. The why doesn’t exist anymore. The days never did matter. It’s truly heartbreaking.
See Merloo, Rape of the Mind.
Jun 13 • 24 tweets • 11 min read
🧵The rebirth of SocRealism and the fall of the hope of Tamizdat.
I find myself utterly losing trust with intellectuals. I trust those whose subscriptions to any system is based on what’s directly in front of them.
Can they get from point a to point b?
Can they heat their home?
Are they being asked or not asked to sacrifice themselves or… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Cheap because frankly- look around. If you don’t see what’s happened to people in the last year you’re treating them as cheap. I’m sorry. But you are.
Jun 11 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
I asked someone I respect deeply who fights harder than anyone I know what keeps them going- because I’ve felt so much like giving up and just running away to try to create a small little life for myself from the ashes of everything I’d wanted. Also because I’m so scared. He… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
and I share this now because, it’s true. And not true in a way that most people may think. He said “what is being done is evil, and so to give up would be evil.”
It sounds like something you’d only hear from the mouths of religious zealots. But here’s the rub. It’s true.
Jun 10 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
In learning about the history of those who seem compelled to rule over us and squander liberty- there is a missing piece I can’t seem to quite figure out….
… this episode talks about the link to Maoism quite compellingly.
It appears that even under Stalin, the Soviets kept these people at bay. Yet their rhetoric is so similar to what was created under Gorky etc for Stalin.
Has anyone found anything that
Jun 10 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Too many women try to tell us that bodily autonomy is a partisan and only a partisan and binary issue.
I know for a fact that it isn’t. I hope this spares other women what I’ve gone through.
Forgive any typos please. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to try and talk about. I will try and get better at it, but it’s very difficult and frightening to do so. I’m sorry for anything that I might have not presented well.
So let me get this straight - and those who may know what I’m not clear on please correct me. The fires in Canada were lit by arsonists. The PM is claiming this was caused by climate change and using this to push the net zero/carbon zero policies…
The fires are so bad that they have caused damage all across the NE coast and blocked the sun and made NYC look like a sepia toned photo from the 1800s.
The air quality is horrible, but the city that clutched masks like woobies are behaving with ambivalence.
Jun 7 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Thank you to all who joined or popped in and out for any portion.
Continuation of readings from the journal 8pm this remainder of this week (tentatively - until fin.)
If you’d like to show some support financially there is a tip link in my bio.
Jun 6 • 33 tweets • 11 min read
The ways that people manage their grief, manage the trauma and ongoing trauma of these last three years is very individual. Very human. And something we have all- by force of the horror of these last three years in a variety of ways; some known and featured in documentaries and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
This is a blessing and it could, of course, be so much worse.
But what a low bar isn’t it. And how dehumanizing and how- strange to assume that it isn’t any less difficult to restart after being forced into a complete stop.
The way the media operates in this country now - is unrecognizable to anyone who was familiar with it just a few decades ago…from top to bottom.
I had a chat with a neighbor in his late 70s last night. He use to work as a major player in advertising.
He confided in me, and seemed very relieved to be able to do so (we sat and spoke for about an hour) that he doesn’t recognize the industry at all.
He was responsible for some very recognizable consumer campaigns in the 80s. He also remembers AIDS well and personally.
I worked at CNN’s Strategic Integration Group as the project manager in 2008. I noticed a major shift then myself. I’ve discussed this before. It’s what prompted me to write this public post. facebook.com/725552541/post…
May 12 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
All these Gen Z democrat media influencers all share this same amphetamine fueled quality.
The first time I think I saw a hint of this was after Parkland. Then we saw it with Greta.
There is an absence of something - something even worse than their absence of sincerity or… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
in their kinetic, intent, literalist, passion.
A child without doubt, without curiosity, with only certainty on repeat and autopilot…
We all know it’s terrible.
It’s child abuse.
We abuse the old and the young now in apathetic spectacle.
May 8 • 15 tweets • 3 min read
The building is the same one I went to for nerve blocks - friendly valet. Not dark and cold like most hospitals.
The attendant recognizes me and says “6th floor - another treatment right?” I say no - women’s health. No flair ups now.” “Oh great! She says.”
”yes great” I repeat back attempting to sound light hearted and indifferent. Pain management really is a complicated business I think to myself.
I get off the elevator, my mother beside me. We are ushered into a room after a short wait. A tech, her name is Terry, walks us
May 5 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Short short story…inspired by a fable I once heard.
How to Talk to a Tiger
There is a village in New Guinea where every morning, the first thing every family does when they awaken is sit and listen to everyone’s dreams from the night before.
They share all that they… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Once, a child told his family that he didn’t want to share his dream, that it was too horrible and nothing could be done. They insisted and said he would not be given breakfast until he told them.
Apr 28 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
One of the most disturbing natures of this time we are in is the pendulum nature of censorship and turning art into artifice.
I see people on all sides turning established work into propaganda or labeling it as dangerous, meanwhile simply thinning out the material;
from Shakespeare to Dahl and in between.
The very thing I was worried would begin to happen - to the delight of those who want to exactly what both Mao and Stalin wanted - destruction of art.
Wish me luck! Hoping I found a space to begin working on a stage production of a play I’ve been chomping at the bit to get in front of an audience. Plan is to do this live with one cast and as a radio play with another from around the world.
Final (a variation slightly on the original) monologue of the play is in this film staring Gene Wilder from the 1970s.