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Hourback.TV(hosted, for now, at https://www.twitch.tv/hourback) is live now! :-)

For now, you can just see what I’m watching online and hear what I’m listening to, and you get to see me at my new standing desk in my bedroom that I’m renting in a house in Portland, Oregon, USA, with a lot of nice people.

LATER, however, I plan to have more streams of things and will be trying to host my channel (hourback.tv) on my own server, free of this DMCA bullshit. I just need some more benjamins in me bank account and then we can get rolling.

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Understanding Marxism: Q&A with Richard D. Wolff [June 2019]

The teacher for our age. ๐Ÿ™‚ We need more of Richard Wolff.

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My musician profile on BandMix.com! :-)

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This is White America, Like it or Not

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Richard Wolff: “Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism”

If you pretend to understand or favor a particular economic model, such as capitalism, then you owe it to yourself to watch this video to get a refresher course from Dr. Wolff here to ensure you know what you are voting and talking and shopping about. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy, hopefully!

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Awesome documentary about one of our greatest national heroes, Gore Vidal

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Aggretsuko

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Initiatives Philosophy Rediscover the World Wide Web! :-)

An introduction!

First, you might want to ask yourself what the World Wide Web actually is. If you don’t know then I suggest that you look it up on Wikipedia. It is the greatest invention in communications since that fuck-face Henry Ford started turning human civilization into fascistic trash, a machine whose sole purpose was infinite growth and production and consumption. Well, we’ve done that, and we see how it goes. Now go the fuck to bed, little Nazi.

But anyways . . . ! ๐Ÿ™‚ I want to begin this in an illuminating fashion, something that is attractive and pleasant for everyone! Because it is very important that people pay attention to it.

We need to recognize what was accomplished when the Web was devised. And we need to leverage that power. We need to learn that by connecting everyone to everyone else, we become a greater thing. And by that virtue we discover things we hadn’t even thought of discovering.

I’m out of breath now, but I hope that this starts, or continues, a conversation about how important our connectivity is. If we don’t recognize it, we will risk our total demise. We must connect, like it or not, to every living thing around us, if we are to survive this jaunt through the universe.

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A very enlightening episode of the Joe Rogan Experience.

Some notable tidbits that caught my attention included . . .

  • Discussion of evolution and rape and the rise of the jock or alpha-male concept as the epitome of sexual reward, at least for white females (my words)
  • . . . I can’t remember other bits right now ๐Ÿ™‚

BUT, this all reminds me of Island, by Aldous Huxley, a phenomenal book and arguable guide for human life on Earth. Again, people read the books, or maybe they don’t anymore, that are on the reading list, but they don’t later apply the ideas that they read to their actual lives on Earth. If you aren’t going to apply those ideas to your activities and expectations of life on Earth then why bother reading the books? Just to check a box? People go through our educational system (again, this is a guess because I haven’t been there in a long time and I don’t study the state of the “art”) and fail to apply the meager wisdom and knowledge that intelligent and well-intentioned people managed to wedge into the curriculum and slide past the evangelical idiots who monitor such things. What a waste!!! It is a tragedy. This is how we have neoliberals. This is how we have half-assed voters who think there is a binary system that is bestowed upon us by some agnostic god, a system that we cannot escape from only because we have been trained to fail to imagine a better way forward. Because we have been seduced into thinking that things have been better before, or are great now, so don’t ruin it. But that is a fallacy. Things can get so much better. But you must imagine it first. You must consider it to be a feasible proposition to consider. Otherwise there is nothing but regression. And that’s what we are staring at now.

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This is whom I’m voting for, for the next president of the United States of America.[1] :-)

Too bad there aren’t early ballots for write-ins. Or are there???

Anyway! ๐Ÿ™‚

[1] . . . Regardless of whatever bullshit has already been pre-filled on the motherfucking ballot. :-)))

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Everyone should watch Django Unchained over and over again. Until things are right.

Especially cops, if there are any left after all of this is over. (Because an ideal society doesn’t have any use for cops.)

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Fucking knuckleheads.

Violence, if it ever were to need to occur, should only be a response to violence itself. Nothing else justifies it.

Going a step further, the socioeconomic impact of what this victim did to deserve this treatment is vastly surpassed by the damage inflicted by being arrested. In other words, this isn’t something worth arresting someone for.

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We don’t need cops.

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The basis of truth is what we agree on.

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Planet of the Humans

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Quote by Frida Kahlo: โ€œYou deserve a lover who wants you disheveled, w…โ€ | Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/7396830-you-deserve-a-lover-who-wants-you-disheveled-with-everything

What a wonderful, beautiful quote. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ‘‡

You deserve a lover who wants you disheveled, with everything and all the reasons that wake you up in a haste and the demons that wonโ€™t let you sleep. You deserve a lover who makes you feel safe, who can consume this world whole if he walks hand in hand with you; someone who believes that his embraces are a perfect match with your skin. You deserve a lover who wants to dance with you, who goes to paradise every time he looks into your eyes and never gets tired of studying your expressions. You deserve a lover who listens when you sing, who supports you when you feel shame and respects your freedom; who flies with you and isnโ€™t afraid to fall. You deserve a lover who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry.

Frida Kahlo

By the way, the featured image is of a friend of mine of whom I think when I read this poem; It is not of the author, Frida Kahlo.

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Atlas should have done squats instead, Ayn Rand!

In fact, he is about to start anytime now! ๐Ÿ™‚ So you had better prepare yo’ self.

Squatting is very important. It is a functional exercise that builds strength and integrity throughout the body. Without the ability to squat, where would we be? On the floor, that’s where!!!

So practice your squats daily and you will reap the benefits immediately. My squatting practice has made a huge difference in the quality of my daily life. In fact, this has led me to buy . . . The Squatty Potty! Yes, indeed! And it is terrific. And it is a wonderful metaphor for how horribly misguided our stupid Victorian ways were, having grotesquely mutated the image of what life should be like for human beings, living on our heavenly planet Earth.

So, enjoy your daily squatting practice and get yourself a Squatty Potty. That is a great habit to keep your mind off of this COVID-19 party we’ve been surprised (not) by.

Live long and prosper,

Ali

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Here’s your Joe Biden, you fucking idiots.

I’m not voting for him and I hope you won’t either. Write in the candidate of your choice. Because, clearly, neither party is interested in nominating a candidate worthy of a vote.

Fuck all this.

Apparently things have to really hit rock bottom before enough people wake up. A lot of people have awakened! Obviously! And that’s fantastic! But the dead weight at the other end of the spectrum is still in deep sleep. Well, get ready, because the alarm’s about to go off and you can’t snooze it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Go fuck yourself. You’ve held us back for far too long. Enough is enough.


Update, 2020-03-25:

There’s more!!

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Watch “The Tao of Pooh Full Audiobook” on YouTube

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Some important lessons I’ve learned over the last year, during my separation.

At least ninety percent of women are interested in me primarily for my money, and that includes significant others and spouses.

๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ˜ž

[2020-03-11 : This is the part that I updated, below this paragraph. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘โฌ‡๏ธ -Ali]

And just for the record, I don’t blame women themselves for this. It’s the white male capitalist supremacist system that forces women to regard themselves in this way. Sexuality becomes necessarily a commodity rather than a human dynamic as it should be instead.

However, women could choose to rectify this if they were to feel like it. ๐Ÿ™‚ We all have choices in life. You can either go with the flow, right or wrong, or you can do your own thing as an independent, free thinking, reasonable human being. Then it becomes your responsibility to either be part of the solution or part of the problem, as it is with virtually every other situation in life.

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Voting isn’t supposed to be strategic. It’s supposed to be reflective of your values.

I’m f****** sick of hearing people talk about their strategies for voting the way that they do. F****** sick of it. That’s not what democracy is about. You look up how the candidates stand on the issues that you care about and then you vote for the candidates that reflect your values. That’s it! Doing anything else is just f****** things up even more. The truth is staring you in the face but you don’t even see it. When Donald Trump gets reelected you’ll get another chance to learn a lesson.

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(288) Richard Wolff: “Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism” | Talks at Google – YouTube

This is a phenomenal presentation by Dr. Richard Wolff on the long-known, glaring flaws of our capitalist system, their dire implications, and, most importantly, humane, enlightened alternatives.  This is must-read material for anyone who wants to have an informed perspective on capitalism, Marxism, democracy, freedom . . . pretty much anything, actually.

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Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life

Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/06/human-society-under-urgent-threat-loss-earth-natural-life-un-report?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

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Joe Biden’s non-apology to Anita Hill casts long shadow over 2020 run

Joe Biden’s non-apology to Anita Hill casts long shadow over 2020 run

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/27/jor-biden-anita-hill-clarence-thomas-1991-hearings?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

How willing these idiotic primary voters are to hand over power to this childish fool, Joe Biden. Even after this much exposure his failures and weaknesses keep getting excused and ignored. Well, there really is no use feeling sorry for what people choose to inflict upon themselves, their poor, hapless selves, over and over again. With Trump’s election there seems no logical end to the degree of pain the suffering and ignorant are willing to inflict upon themselves.

But really the blame falls on the socioeconomic system and its philosophy or really the utter lack thereof that allows a democratic electorate to become so ignorant as to their own best interests and how to properly govern themselves as human beings or as a nation.

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Watch “Noam Chomsky on Gun Control” on YouTube

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Female orgasms aren’t all that mysterious | Popular Science

https://www.popsci.com/female-orgasm-not-mysterious

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AOC dropping science for democracy!

Check out @JKCordenโ€™s Tweet: https://twitter.com/JKCorden/status/1093634176845139968?s=09

I love her. ๐Ÿ’œ

If you haven’t already seen this please take a few minutes and do yourself a favor.

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Vote.org | Outvote

Remind your friends to vote in the upcoming elections.

Source: Vote.org | Outvote

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[Audio] Using Lessons Learned From Generational Change to Unleash the Full Potential of Human Progress

Related reading:

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Resistbot

https://resist.bot/

Speaking your voice and reaching out to your elected representatives seemingly could not be any easier than it is right now. Resistbot is a wonderful tool that allows you to painlessly communicate your thoughts, wishes, complaints, congratulations, anything you care to impart, to your elected representatives as well as other institutions, and it also keeps you informed of other important things you might want to know about as a responsible, conscientious citizen of the United States of America.

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Kavanaugh Is Confirmed. Only Mass Organizing Will Save Us Now.

What a filthy piece of work this was.

Source: Kavanaugh Is Confirmed. Only Mass Organizing Will Save Us Now.

 

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A leading Holocaust historian explains how the USA is similar to Nazi Germany

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/10/5/17940610/trump-hitler-history-historian

I will be exhaustively annotating and updating this post going forward as it seems so important and pregnant with relevance and wisdom for our current situation and likely that for years to come.

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Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds | World news | The Guardian

Religious belief appears to have negative influence on childrenโ€™s altruism and judgments of othersโ€™ actions even as parents see them as โ€˜more empatheticโ€™

Source: Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds | World news | The Guardian

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Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy – BBC News

What in the World: A new report finds that an elite few dominate US policy….

Source: Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy – BBC News

Also:

 

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Just wanted to see how you were doing, sweetheart! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’œ

My cowardly ex-wife who has taken my children from me for no good reason with the assistance of the befuddled and ignorant state of Mississippi and its stupid court system has been on my mind recently. I would like to converse with her but she either can’t bear it or she is so scared of talking on the phone with me that it would ruin her underpants. I don’t get it. And this constitutes violating a protective order?? We are so fragile and tender and scared that we can’t handle some electronic messaging that isn’t even hostile in intent?? Or is it just rule-following syndrome? Blindly going along with whatever is proffered before you like a simple animal. This whole thing is a farce and I would like to nuke the entire cast of characters. It is a waste of human energy and time and patience and joy. This is a fruitless pursuit born by idiots.

Just wanted to add that Rankin County, the whitest and stupidest county in the planet maybe is where this is all happening. It is filled with retarded people who don’t know what they’re doing or where their lives are headed.

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Oregon legalizes magic mushrooms: 5 things to know – oregonlive.com

https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2020/11/oregon-legalizes-magic-mushrooms-5-things-to-know.html

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We need a replacement for Bluetooth!

Bluetooth has always been a horrible, unreliable technology. We need to replace it with something that is based on some kind of standard level of performance and design.

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Glass houses

It’s interesting how people criticize others for the rules that they break when they themselves break numerous rules they deem breakable, and expect impunity.

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Watch “Godzilla” on YouTube

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=yK3-EYtm0HY&feature=share

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Sanity check for a mother

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Elon Musk gets destroyed by facts and logic

Elon Musk gets destroyed by facts and logic from LateStageCapitalism

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I’ve never seen this before

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I feel like my ex-wife played me the same way she played her first husband. There were exit strategies in place well in advance. Maybe that would explain for the utter lack of emotional response during the worst part of our separation.