Biden’s Corruption and Dementia

“Will the Senate investigate Joe and Hunter Biden’s actions in China and Ukraine? We don’t know, but they should. If a two-year investigation of President Trump, Russia and the Trump family was justified to ensure the president isn’t compromised, an investigation into Joe Biden, China, Ukraine and the Biden family is imperative.”
~Peter Schweitzer, Secret Empires *

“It is certainly understandable that people are concerned about the presidential frontrunner having a racist worldview. But what’s really weird and creepy is how few people are discussing the obvious fact that the presidential forerunner is also clearly suffering from the early stages of some kind of dementia. The brain that spouted the gibberish transcribed above would probably score poorly on a basic test for the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, yet discussion of his inability to complete a coherent sentence is relegated to the margins of political discourse. This is someone who is campaigning to have access to the nuclear codes, yet we’re only talking about how he’s kind of racist and not about the fact that his brain is turning into Swiss cheese right before our eyes. It’s freaky.”
~Caitlin Johnstone **

* quoted by Patrice Aymes, Biden Family Corruption: So Common A Thing Democrats & Their Pluto Media Didn’t Notice

** from Open Society blog, Biden’s Brain Is Swiss Cheese and It’s Creepy How Much We’re Not Talking About It

12 thoughts on “Biden’s Corruption and Dementia

  1. All of this for me raises the question: Is capitalism organized crime? As Hunter S. Thompson had it: “In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”

    • I’ve come down to that conclusion. This isn’t a failure of capitalism. It is the system succeeding by design. It’s a feature, not a bug. In Marxian thought, capitalism inevitably turns into plutocracy and oligopoly. That is simply what it does. The seed was planted the moment it began.

      That isn’t to say I have a solution about a better option than capitalism. But that seems like a moot point. I don’t need to have a better answer to know that what we’ve got is bad and going to lead to ever worse, until it bursts into fiery conflagration that consumes all of society.

      • Quite right. I recently had to (and am currently still) wrestling with windows 10 and have realized the “bugs” are in fact “features” which I view as a meta-example of the system. In a sense it’s all going exactly to plan. The abuses are by design as are the “catastrophes” etc. And no, not having a better alternative doesn’t mean you have to enjoy or accept being abused.

        • It’s the same way that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq weren’t failures. They succeeded in doing exactly what they were intended to achieve. They weren’t old school imperial wars about territorial expansion through direct colonial control. There is no profit or fun in that, as colonies are expensive, not to mention difficult and messy — more trouble than they’re worth.

          Such proxy wars are about destruction and decimation, destabilization and desperation. It’s oppressive social control through chaos. Mission accomplished, indeed! It has little to do with the specific country itself or the populations victimized. The vision is global chess, moving the pawns around It’s a game where it is power being abused for the sake of power itself, to demonstrate power.

          As wealth, resources, and privilege becomes concentrated, the upper echelons of the ruling elite become ever more wasteful. Research shows that beyond a certain amount of wealth the plutocracy stops seeing value in it and stops investing, instead becoming careless and risky through gambling such as seen in the deindustrialization and financialization of the economy. Power is addictive, that is to say control controls those who seek control (William S. Burroughts).

          • First, sorry for ugly typos. Second, not sure why but your comments don’t always pop up in my que (so I’m apologizing on behalf of wordpress;-/)

            As to the subject: yes though the only thing I’d add is that we shouldn’t rule out the pathologies and delusions of the “deciders” – you’re right about “Mission Accomplished” = chaos but while cynicism makes perfect sense given the gangsters involved you can often catch some of them espousing ideological arguments – the arguments tend to be pure shit but they do actually believe in it.

            On the other hand it rapidly becomes a distinction without a difference.

            Catch 22 as the defining quality of our reality;-/

          • Yes, it’s true that “you can often catch some of them espousing ideological arguments – the arguments tend to be pure shit but they do actually believe in it.” There is a dissociation involved. As people know and don’t know things simultaneously, they too believe and don’t believe all kinds of things without any sense of contradiction or hypocrisy.

            I listen to someone like Trump and, in his narcissism, I sense an absolute sincerity… a full commitment to his belief in himself and what his identity represents to him as an all-encompassing worldview. Hence, “it rapidly becomes a distinction without a difference.” This relates to language as ideology and Jaynesian authorization, the power over what forms our sense of reality.

            To return to William S. Burroughs, one of his own favorite books was Jack Black’s “You Can’t Win.” Black was a petty criminal and he wrote about it in that book. It formed WSB’s ideas on many things. One thing Black said was that con men before they con someone else must first con themselves.

      • The world’s religious texts have a lot to say about “fiery conflagrations;” “the world” being “consumed by fire” (as opposed to ever again by “flood”); etc.

        These are, of course, metaphorical references to “purification” or, perhaps more appropriately, alchemical processes preceding a rebirth or “new Heaven and Earth.” I suppose, then, it depends how one looks at it whether a “fiery conflagration that consumes all of society” necessarily must be a bad thing as it would appear we are going through precisely such a process even as we speak.

        • It could mean many things. I automatically assume all those possibilities. It’s partly a matter of perspective. Apocalypse for humanity might mean extinction for us. But it also might mean a flourishing of new life on earth. That would be a purification, transformation, and rebirth. It’s just, in that case, humanity wouldn’t get to participate.

          Then again, by some miracle, maybe the human species will survive and a radically new society will emerge. It’s a toss of the dice. In either case, the present generations are unlikely to be around to see what will be found on the other side of the fiery conflagration. If there are future generations, they will find out. I wish them luck!

          • The word, “preceding,” is itself misleading as it is strongly associated with notions of time as linear. In fact, I pondered long and hard over what word to use there and obviously failed to come up with one that conveys the proper meaning.

            McGilchrist described this aspect of the creative process as a time of “withdrawal.” Contractions, e.g. those experienced during childbirth, also makes for an excellent metaphor.

            Point is: Humanity is participating in the process as we speak. It’s not a question of what will happen if humanity survives; what will happen if humanity doesn’t survive; or whether strictly past, present or future generations can, have, will and do perceive and conceive of the future or a “new Heaven and Earth.” Humanity is actively participating — consciously and unconsciously — in the process all along; itself choosing between possibilities or “alternate universes;” and the process needn’t necessarily be an experience of suffering, especially of the scale we (and by “we,” I mean all life on Earth) are presently experiencing. If our thoughts remain trapped in this sense of linear time (not to mention, strictly past and future times), however, it’s highly likely we’ll never supersede the pattern of thought that brought us to this precipitous juncture in the first place. There are encouraging signs, though, that we may be in the process of doing just that.

            The “eternal now” is just that: eternal.

          • The eternal now is a vast blackness. It may seem we are falling into a pit. That is one explanation. But all we really know is there is an engulfing pitch-black darkness in every direction. But it’s a darkness that is alive, vital.

            Are we moving as in falling or is the darkness itself the movement? We know nothing. And we have no way of orienting ourselves. So what would it mean to embrace the darkness, to lean into it, to reach out?

          • The eternal now is a vast blackness.

            Of course, it could be thought of as eternal possibility…as opposed to probability.

            I rather enjoy the take of our greatest spiritual leaders on this subject. [John 4:14, among them.]

            Interesting, isn’t it, how “eternal life” has come to mean personal longevity to so many of us? But that is not, of course, not what “life to the full” actually means. [John 10:10]

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