Is it just me, or is this Hardee’s commercial a metaphor for what happened in the White House on January 20, 2017?
Of course the fight between them was already on; I’ll get to that in a moment.
President Trump’s CIA director, Mike Pompeo:
CIA Director Mike Pompeo, in his first speech since taking over the agency, lambasted WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange — calling the group a “non-state hostile intelligence service” that is often abetted by “state actors like Russia.”
Speaking Thursday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Pompeo called Assange a “fraud,” someone with no “moral compass” and a “narcissist who has created nothing of value.”
He asserted that Assange and former National Security Agency staffer and famed leaker Edward Snowden “seek to use that information to make a name for themselves” and they “care nothing about the lives they put at risk or the damage they cause to national security.”
Asked why he would focus on WikiLeaks rather than other issues, Pompeo said he felt it was vital to inform the American people about the threat they pose.
There’s more. RTWT.
Some of Pompeo’s claims are absurd, and others are all too real. First, the absurd: That Snowden did it to make a name for himself.
The guy is almost a prisoner – in Russia, of all places. If he comes back to the U.S., he faces trial. Snowden agrees that he should face trial, and says that he will do so – when he is allowed to mount a public-interest defense (presenting his side of it, that he acted in the public interest when he revealed masses of NSA classified info). But I digress. The point is: Snowden has given up so much to reveal what he revealed, that saying he did it for the fame is ridiculous.
Similar thoughts would apply to Assange, who is almost a prisoner in Ecuador’s embassy in London. While no one is ever perfect, both of these men have acted from their ideals. In denying that so crudely, Pompeo counts on his audience to be stupid.
As to what’s real in Pompeo’s speech: There is no question that both Snowden’s revelations and WikiLeaks make the job of U.S. intelligence agencies much harder. That has to be a bad thing, in many respects. The question is whether, in some other respects, it might also be a good thing?
What has been revealed, first by Snowden and more recently by WikiLeaks Vault 7, is: massive surveillance programs whereby U.S. intelligence agencies spy not only on enemies, but on allies and on ordinary Americans. Really unconstitutional programs and capabilities. So unconstitutional and invasive that they destroy U.S. moral authority and make us understandably hated by the rest of the world.
Until recently, Pompeo’s boss, President Trump, was pro-WikiLeaks (see here – Trump literally said “I love WikiLeaks!”). And against excessive surveillance, such as the Obama administration’s surveillance on Trump before, during and after the 2016 election. Likewise with Pompeo himself. But their love for WikiLeaks was before the Vault 7 revelations and more to come, which could be ugly enough to destroy the CIA as an institution.
In the past, I’ve blogged on my ambivalence about Snowden (example, see here). But, in the last year, I’ve come more to his side; glad that he and Assange did what they do. The more so because of news headlines in the last 5 months: I believe that some leaders of the U.S. intelligence community have tried to damage (if not overthrow) a duly elected President, with a campaign of “intelligence leaks” that are so empty and misleading as to be lies-in-effect. That would be a separate issue. But one that proves the said leaders’ bad faith and anti-constitutional intentions.
In short, we’re at a sad juncture where several issues point to the same conclusion: the U.S. intelligence community is way out of control and in great need of investigation and cleanup.
As always, feel free to disagree or state your view, in the comments. (As always, I’m looking for “agreeable disagreement” and exchange; don’t expect me to come instantly to your viewpoint.)
I was advised to google “Syria hoax footage” and see what comes up. A lot comes up. For one thing, here’s video from November 2016 of Syrian “White Helmets” (a pro-rebel group; thus pro-Islamist) carefully STAGING a scene of man whose legs were supposedly crushed in a government attack.
They all scream on cue, at about 0:22. Afterward, the man – that is, the actor – looks cheerful and takes a photo with his fellow actors. Click here and scroll down to see.
CNN lately has been hitting the “Won’t somebody PLEEEZ think of the children??!” button extra hard, with its clips of Bana, an adorable, wide-eyed Syrian 7-year old who pleads for the freedom to play and go to school.
Here, CNN throws Bana into the face of a rather sensible Congressperson, starting around 1:50.
It turns out, of course, that each of Bana’s performances and Tweets are scripted and staged by her politically-motivated mother.
Note to CNN: A seven-year old isn’t a U.S. foreign policy expert. Her opinion, even if unscripted, would still be Fake News in the sense that it simply isn’t news. And oh yeah, if we did invade Syria (or bomb it further), it would become even harder for Bana to play or go to school. Tell her that.
The U.S. Intelligence and foreign policy bureaucrats (Deep State) wanted Hillary because, for some reason or other, they want a war in Syria at the least; if not a full-on war with Russia. Along with a few billionaires – like Carlos Slim (New York Times) and Jeff Bezos (Washington Post) and Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild (Economist magazine) and some others (Time-Warner / CNN) – the Deep State controls the proverbial Controlled Media, which spews War propaganda on command.
That’s reality. That is the world we live in: A tyranny in which relatively non-accountable, secretive bureaucrats manipulate the media – and have the media, in turn, manipulate us with FAKE NEWS.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that the recent Syria chemical attack was a hoax or a false flag. But it means that we’re right to wonder. We’re right to ask our leaders for caution. We’re right to question “the narrative.”
Guess what else? We just got a little more information on how it could have been the murdered DNC-insider Seth Rich, and not the Russians, who hacked/leaked the DNC emails in the 2016 election.
“The consensus of 17 intelligence agencies is that the Russians did it!!1!” was always a shaky story. For one thing, the DNC didn’t even allow the FBI in to look at the alleged crime scene for a couple of weeks after it happened.
Its investigation hampered, the FBI then relied mostly on a report of Russian hacking from CrowdStrike, a Democrat-funded company. And CrowdStrike’s report/story has been more or less debunked. The other 16 agencies then relied on the FBI. I say, phooey. This isn’t the first time the proverbial “17 intelligence agencies!” have gotten it wrong – or even tried to deceive us.
UPDATE: On further reflection, the GatewayPundit link above (after “Guess what else?”) is a NothingBurger. As such, I apologize for having brought up that link.
UPDATE: On the other side of the spectrum, Cernovich goes on a limb, claims that McMaster has been lying to Trump in an effort to get 150,000 boots on the ground in Syria. If true: it’s a bad moment for America. And if false: it’s a bad moment for Cernovich – who has been shaky on some things, and astoundingly right on some other things.
Just speaking for myself. After 9-11, I supported the war in Afghanistan because:
- Killing al Qaeda terrorists seemed like a good idea, and the Taliban was harboring them.
- It was only one war.
- It was legal. (Congress authorized it. As did the United Nations, explicitly.)
A couple years later, I supported the Iraq war because:
- Killing al Qaeda terrorists seemed like a good idea, and Saddam had begun to harbor some who had just fled from Afghanistan, like Zarqawi.
- Whether or not Saddam Hussein had ready-to-go WMD, getting him and his thugs off the world stage seemed like a good idea.
- It was only a second war.
- It was legal. (Congress authorized it. As did the United Nations, more or less.)
By 2008, both wars seemed almost to be won. Their endings were in sight. But then a strange thing happened.
America elected a feckless socialist (Barack Obama) as President. He promised indeed to end the above two wars. But he didn’t. He messed up our winning positions; meaning the wars dragged on.
Even worse, he started more wars. All were illegal (not authorized beforehand by Congress). All were disastrous.
- His (and Hillary’s) Libya war destabilized all of northern Africa and eventually drowned Europe in “migrants”.
- His Ukraine coup (and the war/tensions that followed) was an unprecedented and deliberate rattling of the Russian bear’s cage, re-opening the Cold War that had been won in the 1980s and settled in the 1990s.
- His Syria war fueled the rise of ISIS in Iraq. (Since ISIS and the Syrian rebels overlap quite a bit, aid to the Syrian rebels quickly becomes ‘de facto’ aid to ISIS.)
- His Saudi friends’ war in Yemen is no help to anyone.
For the first time in U.S. history, we were at war every single day of someone’s 8-year presidency. And his preferred successor (Hillary Clinton) wanted to extend those wars. The U.S. has “achieved” an Orwellian state of Continuous War. That’s bad.
Ever read Thucydides? Athens – the progressive, open, commercial-democratic society of that era – failed. Basically, she over-extended herself in too many wars. She couldn’t afford them – whether financially, militarily, politically or morally. I don’t think we can, either.
Sometimes it’s better to retreat and retrench, and patriotic to advocate for it. If you catch me striking a different tone on our wars than I did 5-10 years ago, that’s why.
We should shore up our borders and defenses, our infrastructure, our industry, our national finances, our energy independence, and our commitment to liberty, here at home. We can probably still keep our commitments to Europe, Japan, Korea and Israel (which means I’m no isolationist). But, apart from the historical commitments just mentioned, we should accept a multi-polar world order and NOT look for wars to get into.
In my opinion. Please feel free to criticize or to state yours, in the comments.
In the clip above: Senator Lindsey Graham (R – SC) takes the position that we should now fight ISIS plus every major faction in Syria at the same time plus the Russians if they should dare to oppose us, with ground troops and “advisers” to do nation-building in Syria, which somehow isn’t nation-building because it’s letting the “Syrians take care of Assad”, and all of which is directly needed to protect “the homeland” because it would have prevented 9-11 (a strike over here by Saudi terrorists) if only we had done it 16 years ago in Afghanistan. Also, it will save us money.
Even the intelligent Tucker Carlson can’t make sense of it.
Graham’s tone is so deadpan – so authentically uncaring about the lives involved, whether U.S. troops or Syrian locals or even U.S. taxpayers – that it gave me the creeps, once my head stopped spinning.
At the end of the clip, Carlson notes that articles in the Democrat-leaning New York Times and Washington Post have declared that anyone who would OPPOSE the U.S. bombing the brown people of Syria is somehow a “white nationalist”. Anyone who would oppose the Establishment’s new war plans is somehow – did you see this coming? – “racist, anti-Semitic and sexist”.
Do you need more evidence that, by now in 2017, America is in the grip of a war-mongering, out-of-control Deep State? Which opposed Trump fiercely – until a few days ago, when apparently he caved? And that what we have been calling “the mainstream/liberal media” and “the party Establishments” all this time are really the Deep State’s servants?
…or more precisely, like a False Flag attack to stampede President Trump into attacking Syria (and indirectly Russia) rather than ISIS. Here’s why. Please note:
- I’m NOT claiming that it *is* a hoax or a false flag. Only saying why it might be, on present information. Why we should want everyone to take a deep breath and slow down.
- For brevity, I’ll say Deep State to mean “the consensus of the U.S. intelligence agencies” or “the permanent bureaucracy of the U.S. intelligence community”.
- For brevity, I’ll say Controlled Media to mean “the mainstream media, largely controlled by Deep State and certain billionaires”.
Now for the reasons.
- Syria’s dictator Assad has nothing to gain by chemical attacks on his own people. He gains no strategic territory. He does not intimidate his opponents, nor kill many of them, nor destroy much of their equipment. He only unites the world against him. It does not help him win.
Even if Assad is the New Hitler testing the nerve of the West: History shows that megalomaniacs always test their opponents’ nerve by going for a worthwhile objective, a genuine win. For example: Hitler in 1936 re-militarized the Rhineland; Saddam in 1990 seized Kuwait and its rich oil fields. Nothing like that, here.
- Until recently, Deep State claimed that Assad had absolutely NO chemical weapons. Here’s a Rewind reel to refresh your memory.
Of course the Deep State could have been wrong (whether mistaken or deceptive), when its politicians and Controlled Media said those things. The point is: They were said. The sudden reversal requires explanation and accounting. Which, so far, has not been given.
- ISIS and the Syrian rebels (they’re much the same people, on adjoining territory) do have chemical weapons. Even Foreign Policy magazine says so.
- ISIS and the Syrian rebels, and the Deep State factions which back them, do gain by a false-flag attack that gets President Trump to bomb Assad – instead of moving to “eliminate” ISIS, as he was promising.
- Suddenly, it’s The Children. Normally, the Controlled Media will avoid showing pictures of maimed children. The exception is when they’re out to whip people up toward some specific end – like, say, a war. This time, they’ve been showing the dead kids (whom we all pity) a great deal.
Yesterday, I watched both Nikki Haley’s speech to the U.N., and President Trump’s statement to the nation. Both were high on emotion and very short on facts, evidence or logic. That’s a giant red flag.
- Deep State and Controlled Media have hoaxed us before. Some would bring up the Iraq War and WMD, as an example. I wouldn’t, but that’s a long story. It doesn’t matter, because we have other examples.
Are you old enough to remember Nariyah? She got us into the first Gulf War with her tearful tale of Iraqi soldiers ripping babies from incubators – and it was fake, fake, fake.
- We’ve had reports in the not-too-distant past, that Deep State was planning false-flag chemical attacks in Syria. Click on this one, allegedly from the Daily Mail. So, the idea isn’t all that far-fetched.
- The wrong people are praising Trump’s response of bombing Syria.
When known, Deep State-backed war-mongers like Hillary Clinton, John “Landslide” McCain, and the Saudis approve of your attack on some country, it’s a good time to think twice.
I’m open to solid evidence that Assad did the attack. But if it’s a hoax: then it’s a pity that it has worked; Trump is bombing Syria. After months of failed and ridiculous “Trump is a Russian spy!!1!” innuendo, have the Deep State and Controlled Media found a different way to manipulate him into doing their wars?
Trump’s emotional statement, yesterday, was all-too genuine and sincere. Pictures of dead kids are, it seems, a way to corner him into changing policy and doing your bidding.
I think we should still be going after ISIS. Given that ISIS is largely a creation of the Saudis and certain U.S. Deep State factions, it makes perfect sense to me that the latter – and their minions in the Controlled Media and both U.S. political parties – would be so determined to either knock Trump out of office, or yank him over to their preferred policy of war on Syria/Assad/Russia (largely ignoring ISIS).
A 14-year-old girl was pushed into a boys bathroom at Rockville High School on Thursday morning and raped by two other students during school hours, according to Montgomery County District Court records filed Friday.
Police arrested two ninth-graders, Henry E. Sanchez, 18, and Jose O. Montano, 17, who appeared in court Friday and were ordered held without bond.
Sanchez, a native of Guatemala who arrived in the United States about seven months ago, has a pending “alien removal” case against him, court officials said Friday. “He is a substantial flight risk,” Montgomery County Assistant States Attorney Rebecca MacVittie said in court Friday.
Montano has been in the United States for about eight months, MacVittie said. Details about Sanchez’s removal case, or Montano’s immigration status, couldn’t immediately be learned Friday.
So many questions, beginning with… why the hell were a 17 year old and an 18 year old enrolled as high school freshmen?
They are really, really furious about Mohammedan child-rape, violent illegal immigrant gangs like MS-13 that use rape as an initiation ritual, and the culture of human trafficking and sex slavery that left-wing illegal immigration and Sanctuary Cities policies allow to thrive.
Nope, just kidding. They’re mad because white girls are wearing hoop earrings.
“We wonder, why should white girls be able to take part in this culture (wearing hoop earrings just being one case of it) and be seen as cute/aesthetic/ethnic,” Martinez continued. “White people have actually exploited the culture and made it into fashion.”Then, because just one of these e-mails was apparently not enough, another student replied to the thread with an e-mail demanding that all white girls remove their hoops immediately: “If you didn’t create the culture as a coping mechanism for marginalization, take off those hoops, if your feminism isn’t intersectional take off those hoops, if you try to wear mi cultura when the creators can no longer afford it, take off those hoops, if you are incapable of using a search engine and expect other people to educate you, take off those hoops, if you can’t pronounce my name or spell it . . . take off those hoops / I use ‘those’ instead of ‘your’ because hoops were never ‘yours’ to begin with,” Jacquelyn Aguilera wrote.
Obviously, this is far worse than child-rape or sex slavery.
This has been in my workout shuffle. I was listening to it during my run and it occurred to me, this is a very problematic song from the perspective of a Social Justice Wanker.
- Cultural Appropriation. I am committing the crime of Cultural Appropriation just by listening to it. As I understand the modern social justice left, folks should just keep to their own kind, culturally speaking.
- The Video Objectifies Women. I mean, like, look at them. It’s they’re objects or something.
- The Girls Fingerbanging Each Other. See, in the video, they totally fingerbang each other. In California or Maryland, finger guns would get any elementary school kid an expulsion and a referral for violent anti-social behavior.
- This verse: “Check-it-out chocolate. Can I have a bit of chocolate?/But my weight worries me a bit these days.
However, chocolate. Can I have a bit of chocolate?/But wait a while! Wait a while! Wait! Wait! Wait!” That’s straight up body-shaming right there.
So in conclusion… I love Japan.
In the state legislature of California, a Vietnamese refugee was dragged off the floor by armed security guards for reading a statement against Communism.
The Guardian… a hardcore socialist left-wing media source from the UK… understands Trump better than any mainstream media source in the USA.
Obama offered a series of massive government programmes, from an $830bn financial stimulus, to the Affordable Care Act, to Dodd-Frank, none of which did much to assuage the economic anxieties of the middle class. Americans watched as the federal government bailed out the banks, then the auto industry and then passed healthcare reform that transferred billions of taxpayer dollars to major health insurance companies. Meanwhile, premiums went up, economic recovery remained sluggish and millions dropped out of the workforce and turned to food stamps and welfare programmes just to get by. Americans asked themselves: “Where’s my bailout?”
At the same time, they saw the world becoming more unstable. Part of Obama’s appeal was that he promised to end the unpopular wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, restore America’s standing in the international community and pursue multilateral agreements that would bring stability. Instead, Americans watched Isis step into the vacuum created by the US withdrawal from Iraq in 2011. They watched the Syrian civil war trigger a migrant crisis in Europe that many Americans now view as a cautionary tale. At home, Isis-inspired terrorist attacks took their toll, as they did in Europe. And all the while Obama’s White House insisted that everything was going well.
Amid all this, along came Trump. Here was a rough character, a boisterous celebrity billionaire with an axe to grind. He had palpable disdain for both political parties, which he said had failed the American people. He showed contempt for political correctness that was strangling public debate over contentious issues such as terrorism. He struck many of the same populist notes, both in his campaign and in his recent inaugural address, that Senator Bernie Sanders did among his young socialist acolytes, sometimes word for word.
In many ways, Trump’s agenda isn’t partisan in a recognisable way – especially on trade. Almost immediately after taking office, Trump made good on a promise that Sanders also made, pulling the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and proclaiming an end to multilateral trade deals. He also threatened US companies with a “border tax” if they move jobs overseas. These are not traditional Republican positions but they do appeal to American workers who have watched employers pull out of their communities and ship jobs overseas.
Read the whole thing.
Among the leftists that haven’t explicitly endorsed last night’s violence in Berkeley (see previous thread) the standard line is: “Well, of course I don’t approve of violence but I do support canceling the event because Milo is a Nazi.”
I would vehemently argue that denying a person’s right to speak is every bit as wrong as smashing windows and setting fires to prevent that person from speaking. And I should not have to explain why.
Furthermore, what the left is doing is tacitly admitting “We can’t win a debate based on our arguments.” They are admitting that they are intellectually bankrupt and have no alternative other than to shut down opposition points of view.
People who think they can win a debate want to have the debate. People who know they can’t win a debate will do everything possible to prevent the debate from happening.
So, the SuperBowl is not only going to feature two teams I couldn’t care less about, but also a Halftime Lecture on Social Justice from Lady Gaga? Oh, man, I can’t wait… to make a big batch of Chili and spend all day playing ‘Space Engineers.’
Saw this on the Zuckerberg Personal Information Accumulator earlier; posted on the page of a friend who is both conservative and a Trump supporter.
(A bit obscure, but it’s really funny if you get the reference)
There’s also a fun meme going around about Trump’s executive order signing; and a lot of the people sharing them are conservatives and Republicans.
Over the last eight years, the left would not dare poke fun at Obama. They wouldn’t dare. The Onion did one piece mocking Obama’s ubiquitous TelePrompter, and it of course prompted Obama’s supporters to shout “Knock it off!” On one of the rare occasions SNL offered a sketch mildly satirizing Obama’s penchant for Executive Orders, his dutiful followers at the Washington Post felt compelled to fact check it. That’s right, the Washington Post actually fact checked an SNL sketch because it made fun of their leader.
The left could not bring themselves to make fun of their leader; nor could they permit anyone else to. At noon on January 20, 2009 it became officially “disrespectful,” “Un-American” and nigh-on treasonous to make fun of the POTUS in any way. Obama wasn’t just a political figure to them; he was practically a holy figure. And one simply is not allowed to mock the holy.
It’s great to have a president it’s okay to make fun of again.
“I met with [David Brcok] a couple times—he’s [effing] weird,” a former Obama administration official, who also requested anonymity, told The Daily Beast. “I felt like I was meeting Mugatu from Zoolander… I don’t know what the fuck [Brock’s network] did besides raise a ton of money, and I don’t think the after-action report on 2016 says we need more David Brock. Probably the opposite is true.”
The Left cannot be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear! And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead!
Following up on the BSA post, Kurt Schilchter says that now is not the time to start playing nice with the people who hate us and everything we stand for.
Liberals are fearful because they know the kind of oppression they absolutely intended to inflict upon us if they had won, and they worry that we will do to them what they wanted to do to us. Well, I say let’s make their fears come true by demolishing their cultural edifice of hate and tyranny. Let them rule over the smoldering ruins of their dreams of power.
Look, none of us want to spend our lives in permanent battle mode, but there’s no time out for the foreseeable future. We don’t have a choice. Our enemies – and understand that progressives are our enemies, not just opponents of good will who merely disagree with us – will not give up. They can’t give up, because they are so invested in liberal fascism and in controlling us that they have nothing else, leaving them no option but perpetual cultural and political war. We would rather life get back to normal, but there is no “normal,” not anymore.
You may not care about politics, but politics cares about you, and if we just give up and let these nanny state parasites go unchallenged we will eventually wake up in chains.
He has a point. The last two Republican presidents… both Bushes… bent over backwards to accommodate and appease the left. Bush 41 signed onto the largest tax increase in history (in exchange for a promise of budget cuts in the future, which never happened). Bush 43 let Ted Kennedy write “No Child Left Behind,” increased domestic spending at a rate that would have made LBJ blush, established the TSA as a unionized Federal bureaucracy, created an entitlement to prescription drugs, tried like hell to get Amnesty for illegal immigrants, and massively expanded the Federal Government in the name of “Compassionate Conservatism.” And did Democrats show him any courtesy whatsoever?
Meanwhile, the last eight years under Obama have been “Eff You” to the half of the country that didn’t vote for him every single day. It’s been about LGBT getting revenge on people who disagree with them by driving them out of their jobs, ruining their businesses, and indoctrinating their children. It’s been about the Obama DOJ gelding local police forces on behalf of thugs. It’s been about the Social Justice Left being allowed to disrupt the lives of people who just want to learn or got work. It’s been about wealthy progressives constantly finding new and creative ways to express contempt for the middle class. Every. Stinking. Day.
Democrats don’t care about courtesy, civility, or cooperation except to the extent that those things mean “Republicans STFU and STFD.”
That strip of land at the lower left could define the borders of the new nation of ‘Californezuela.’
Wow! Isn’t it amazing how effective the Russo-FBI conspiracy to leak genuine Democrat emails was?
Here I Thought a “Youth Plot” was a storyline on a CW show, but in EUrotopia, a”Youth” has become a code-word for “Mohammedan.”
Actually, the CW metaphor works pretty well. The “youth” don’t decide to commit acts of terror on their own any more than the pretty dimbulb actors on ‘The 100’ or ‘Riverdale’ come up with their own lines. Someone else writes the script, they just follow it.
Kill deranged stupidity with ridicule; my favorite weapon. (Seriously, watch Keith Olbermann sing the song of his people at the link. I think he’s broadcasting from a basement somewhere, pretending to be a news anchor.)
Good satire always has the sting of truth.
Presented for your consideration: A one time gay pron actor joins the German domestic intelligence service, then converts to Islam and works as an inside agent to recruit for ISIS and encourage terrorism against his countrymen.
Two weeks ago, German intelligence agents noticed an unusual user in a chat room known as a digital hideout for Islamic militants. The man claimed to be one of them — and said he was a German spy. He was offering to help Islamists infiltrate his agency’s defenses to stage a strike.
Agents lured him into a private chat, and he gave away so many details about the spy agency — and his own directives within it to thwart Islamists — that they quickly identified him, arresting the 51-year-old the next day. Only then would the extent of his double life become clear.
The German citizen of Spanish descent confessed to secretly converting to Islam in 2014. From there, his story took a stranger turn. Officials ran a check on the online alias he assumed in radical chat rooms. The married father of four had used it before — as recently as 2011 — as his stage name for acting in gay pornographic films.
The politics and ideology of this story are less interesting to me than the psychodynamic of a guy who makes gay pr0n then joins and works to support a cult known for the brutal murder of homosexuals.