Gonzo and Conjure on the Campaign Trail ’16: Brussels Edition

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“We’ve come to a point where every four years this national fever rises up — this hunger for the Saviour, the White Knight, the Man on Horseback — and whoever wins becomes so immensely powerful, like Nixon is now, that when you vote for President today you’re talking about giving a man dictatorial power for four years.” – Hunter S. Thompson

Europe has suffered another attack, one the CIA pet known as ISIS has claimed to commit. Let’s do ourselves a favor and reflect on something that matters for a moment.

Bombs rocked the departure hall of Brussels’ Zaventem Airport and the city Metro stations, ripping apart over 30 people and injuring more than 230, some of who will end up wishing they were dead. Injuries are being called “severe,” which is a safe-for-press way of saying absolutely fucking horrific. Legs, arms, entire layers of flesh burned away into pools of liquid fat.

You know, a typical day in Syria.

That’s the Boogeyman in the room, isn’t it? The specter that changes shape however you view it, the one spinning meaning out of mindlessness for millions. It’s that half forgotten war off in the darkness, the one that has NATO planes flying one way and refugees swimming the other. This fact is quickly forgotten.

Prepare for the Fascists in Europe to raise their cry for tighter borders in even shriller and higher voices, this time with many more “everyday” people nodding their heads in agreement. Attacks on refugee camps are sure to follow, mark my words. The world will caution calm but we’ve seen this song and dance before.

Remember Paris?

“Do you know what a Revenant is?

A Revenant is the spirit of someone who’s passed on, someone who haunts a place; not just any kind of spirit but a specifically negative or malicious one. They roam the wastes and fields, haunt homes and torture people because they either did not fulfill some “mission” in life or they died very resentful and angry.

In Paris, at the time of this writing, 150 of them have been newly minted.”

We wondered about the political and spiritual implications then, unsure of what would follow.

This time is not the same. Why bother asking for calm, let alone peace? Business will continue as usual.

The world and I are war-weary. We can’t pretend anymore this level of violence is something special. Here in the US we average something like this every two weeks. The only thing out of the ordinary is that something like this happened to white people in Europe. Don’t think so?

Remember the 150 people killed by American drones in Somalia, a country we’re not at war with? Let me refresh your memory:

“So yesterday the president killed roughly 150 people in a country where the U.S. is not at war. The Pentagon issued a five-sentence boilerplate statement declaring them all “terrorists.” And that’s pretty much the end of that. Within literally hours, virtually everyone was ready to forget about the whole thing and move on, content in the knowledge — even without a shred of evidence or information about the people killed — that their government and president did the right thing. Now that is a pacified public and malleable media.”


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150 people snuffed out by computerized aircraft they most likely never saw, killed on literally no other evidence other than “they were bad…probably.” I waited patiently for the massive online outrage (because god forbid we do things in the real world) but it never came. Broken corpses with black skin mean very little to the American media. Even Sanders has pledged his support for the drone program, one that ends up 9 out of 10 times killing unintended victims.

But Europe? Those well-meaning white folks with all that healthcare? MY GOD MAN, RIGHT IN THE FEELS!

You wanna know what’s disgusting, what really makes me PEE? The CEO of ISIS Inc. has the balls to actually get on camera and, rather than commit seppuku in shame, offer his support to the victims:

“The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium and we stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people,” Obama said. “We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally, Belgium, in bringing to justice to those who are responsible.”

Really, then why don’t you arrest Hillary Clinton and shut down Google?

“The emails reveal how the US State Department, ‘independent’ media and Silicon Valley have worked together to try and achieve foreign policy goals.

Particularly damning is a communication from Jared Cohen, the President of ‘Google Ideas’, (now called ‘Jigsaw’), which was sent on July 25, 2012.

“Please keep close hold, but my team is planning to launch a tool on Sunday that will publicly track and map the defections in Syria and which parts of the government they are coming from,” Cohen wrote


In an email dated September 24, 2010, entitled ‘1st known case of a successful social media campaign in Syria’, and which was later forwarded to Hillary Clinton, Ross wrote:

“When Jared and I went to Syria, it was because we knew that Syrian society was growing increasingly young (population will double in 17 years) and digital and that this was going to create disruptions in society that we could potential harness for our purposes”

Those “purposes” were of course “regime change” and break Syria’s alliance with Iran.
We already know, courtesy of Wikileaks, that Washington’s plans to destabilize Syria long pre-dated the so-called ‘Arab Spring’.

A 2006 cable from US Ambassador to Syria William Roebuck discussed “potential vulnerabilities” of the Assad administration and the “possible means to exploit them”.”

There they are, two criminals directly responsible for all this killing! They directly influenced and manipulated a population into civil war with the full knowledge of what it would spawn! Quick grab them! Prepare the nooses! What? Oh…right, I forgot. All this talk about justice is some kind of bad joke.

I’ve dealt with the shades of dead criminals more honest than your average politician.

Let’s go over this one more time: Anytime you hear ISIS has done anything, ANYTHING, know that somewhere along the line if the USA didn’t directly arm them or give them aid through our NATO allies, that the entire destruction of regions and cultures had been previously plotted by the US government and the Corporate Masters of Silicon Valley. We planned all this chaos in advance, kept it going, and now pretend we’re shocked people are dying.

Scratch that, shocked the WRONG people are dying. Because as long as they live in places we’ve been raised to believe don’t matter we don’t give a shit.

Pause there. Reflect on that. Get it tattooed on your fucking forehead. Stop pretending.

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Dr. Bones is a conjurer, card-reader and egoist-communist who believes “true individuality can only flourish when the means of existence are shared by all." A Florida native and Hoodoo practitioner, he summons pure vitriol, straight narrative, and sorcerous wisdom into a potent blend of poltergasmic politics and gonzo journalism. He lives with his loving wife, a herd of cats, and a house full of spirits.

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