Noisy Open Thread

I'd like to welcome y'all to today's open thread, but I'm not here. There is a very nice robot who will gladly take your calls, so phone in your requests. And make lot's of noise. Cause the sound of resistance is not silence. At all.


The heart is in a vice, the mind is numb from the realization, the soul of our nation has been sold. Without the spine to fight back, we will be witness to the withering of social support. Not in silence, I say. Let's make some noise!


“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world : My own Government, I can not be Silent.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

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Big Al's picture

Hey Lebron James, are you listening? How about Michael Jordan, or Kevin Durant. I see all these famous black athletes who are intent on becoming billionaires (or already one like Jordan) as a sign of how fucking great they are, while lauding the likes of MLK Jr. as their hero.
They don't know what the fuck they're doing, they don't realize how they're able to become so rich because of the exploitation of people around the world, the wars and violence that are waged to conquer other countries and take their resources, etc. Total hypocrites like most Americans at this point. We're a nation of hypocrites.

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mimi's picture

@Big Al
the US has just more military power. So, they produce a lot of hypocrites overseas, adding on to those who were already there before.

I believe there is an end to all of it, the hypocrisy included.

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Lookout's picture

the sheeple are not even aware of the tax scam...or even clued into our endless war. They are too busy trying to get by to pay attention. TPTB have them just where they want them...quiet and obedient. If they do happen to awake, the militarized police are ready.

Hell, our own representatives won't even let you ask a difficult nor embarrassing question...

Laura Packard, a woman battling stage 4 cancer, asked Heller about the future of the Affordable Care Act. Within seconds of finishing her question, which was asked politely and without rancor, two men approached her and removed her from the room.

You are correct, the people should be noisy. However, they are prepared for the noise...and have a nice cell followed by a private probation officer (that you will pay directly) just for you!

All joking aside, I wonder what noise will accomplish. I find my circular think always brings me back to the way corporate media keeps citizens uninformed and/or misinformed. They were so busy covering Flynn and Russia...the regular folks missed the tax package all together.

It is sad when citizens like me are looking forward to the collapse of their own empire. So, I'll return to my silence amid the noise of the world...

Silence by Sara Teasdale

We are anhungered after solitude,
Deep stillness pure of any speech or sound,
Soft quiet hovering over pools profound,
The silences that on the desert brood,
Above a windless hush of empty seas,
The broad unfurling banners of the dawn,
A faery forest where there sleeps a Faun;
Our souls are fain of solitudes like these.
O woman who divined our weariness,
And set the crown of silence on your art,
From what undreamed-of depth within your heart
Have you sent forth the hush that makes us free
To hear an instant, high above earth's stress,
The silent music of infinity?

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

mimi's picture

@Lookout @Lookout

It is sad when citizens like me are looking forward to the collapse of their own empire.

... because usually you get what your guts tell you. And to rebuild anything, something has to collapse first.

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mimi's picture

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The Aspie Corner's picture

They control the government. They control discourse. Funnily enough, if the average internet shitposter actually bothered to look at what's going on in this corporate shitstate, they'd realize really quick that the 'regressive left' they whine so much about doesn't fuckin' exist.

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Modern education is little more than toeing the line for the capitalist pigs.

detroitmechworks's picture

are incredibly powerful moments of social control.
They channel emotion into a demand for inaction.

And while we remain silent, only the voices demanding that we kill the enemy are heard.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

enhydra lutris's picture

Many distractions this morning, but I need to interject one idea here. The noise we create should be purposeful noise, and, preferably focused and aimed. It is arguable that as long as the noisemakers are the minority, the noise should be intended to educate and engage our peers, and to bring them to decide to generate some noise of their own. To some degree, this should probably include not merely ideology and data, but also supplanting revisionist history with real history. There is a bit much history to go back to day one, however, so we need to be selective.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --