The Habits of Freaks

“Whenever I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one.” ― Flannery O’Connor

On the odd day when politicians, media types, radio talk show rotgut degenerates and other assorted nitwits and charlatans speak the truth, you can be assured that all signs of the Apocalypse have been fulfilled and that one should find one of the elite’s armored redoubts to take cover and set up residence to survive “the end”.

Such an “odd day” rarely occurs in the West, but we do have the freaks of Washington who continue to provide their particular brand of stench that gives us a reason to do what we can to thwart their insanity.

512px-Robie_with_Flannery_1947Ms. O’Connor had the uncanny ability to recognize a good freak when she saw one (and write about them), sadly, few living in the modern mess of present day duplicities, lies and spin; inglorious a-holes calling for sanctions, regime change, bombings of innocents; a blind eye given to the murderous actions of other psychotic nations as long as they’re friendly to Washington’s jive – very few seem to be able to recognize freaks when they see them.  And for the few who do see them as they are, and call them out – they’re demonized as lepers by the liars, shysters and psychotic’s – cast outside to the fringes to piss and moan about things like peace, life, respect for others, compassion and understanding toward all – you know, things freaks have no idea about.

Setting up a new level of hostility toward Iran after the US withdrew from the P5+1 nuclear deal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised “unprecedented financial pressure” Monday in comments to the Heritage Foundation. He said the US would impose the “strongest sanctions in history” against the Iranians.

“We will track down Iranian operatives and their Hezbollah proxies operating around the world and crush them,” Pompeo said. – via

Ah yes! Spoken like the good freak he is. But wait, there’s more freakiness…

Speaking at the Heritage Foundation, he freaked on… “As human beings with inherent dignity and inalienable rights, the women of Iran deserve the same freedoms that the men of Iran possess.”

Yes, freaks always set up future death and regime change activities of a sovereign nation by lamenting about the children, or in this case, the women. Evidently, this freak forgot about the women of Saudi Arabia and what they are undergoing….or the lives of the women and children who have died due to Washington’s excursions into Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen and Syria. Easy to forget about the atrocities committed by Washington freaks and fellow freaks of nutjob countries who continue to bend the knee to Washington.

But the golden rods of vomit continued to pour from his pie hole:

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for “perpetuating” the 7-year Syrian war, causing a refugee crisis and provoking terrorist attacks in Europe, by supporting the “murderous Assad regime.” The accusations came as part of Pompeo’s 12-point ultimatum to the Islamic Republic delivered on Monday, in which the newly-appointed official slammed its “financing of terror” and “destabilizing activities.” – via

“financing of terror and destabilizing activities”?…only freaks come up with the choicest of guano.

512px-Azaz_Syria_during_the_Syrian_Civil_War_Missing_front_of_HouseWashington wasn’t invited to the party in Syria. (Iran and Russia were.) Washington simply crashed the festivities because they said they could and, deciding, as only the freaks in Washington can, that they were the good guys and were coming to help.  And help they have, with the UN no longer able to verifiably estimate the death toll in Syria since 2014, only referring to hundreds of thousands killed.

A 12-point ultimatum. Like Trump, et al, would honor a new deal. Being the seasoned freaks they are, all that is left for Washington to do these days is issue ultimatum’s. Of course, if a country doesn’t acquiesce to Washington’s sickness and love of death and destruction to sovereign nations who don’t bend the knee to Washington’s hegemony, well, your once livable crib in the city you reside in just might be bombed into rubble.

Something Washington never seems to do is to listen to the people living in the country they want to lay to waste…

“I Just Visited Iran: Here’s What I Heard About the U.S.” by Peter Van Buren

It was not hard to learn students’ opinions. “What does America want from us? To force us to negotiate? We did, we agreed, already, in 2015,” said one student in a reference to the year to nuclear agreement was signed. “Regime change – do Americans even know we vote for our government here?” said another. In answer to my query about Iranians having indeed overthrown one government 40 years ago, a grad student responded, “The Shah we overthrew, yes, but he was not selected by the Iranians, you installed him. Trump and Bolton [the names of the president and his national security adviser are almost always mentioned in one slur of mispronunciation] want us to change our government? And why do they think we will, because you make it harder for us to purchase Western goods?” via “I Just Visited Iran: Here’s What I Heard About the U.S.” by Peter Van Buren

Sadly, the freaks in Washington cannot hear – they can only issue ultimatum’s. And none of their ultimatum’s are pleasant.

But if enough of us hear the thoughts, feelings and beliefs of others and their lives that Washington wants to alter as only Washington can, perhaps there is hope that with our voices and resistance, we can collectively turn the tide from Washington’s continued insanity, allowing others to live and let live.


Tonight’s musical offering:

“Andante Cantabile” ~ for Cello and String Orchestra ~ P.I. Tchaikovsky ~ Hanna Chang, Cello ~Philharmonic Sinfonietta, Berlin

Photo credit (front page):

Photo credit (Ms. O’Connor): Cmacauley at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: By Voice of America News: Scott Bob report from Azaz, Syria. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons