Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously. She is committed: to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; to keeping information available and free; and to not only fighting for personal privacy, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to exhorting others to do the same. All these efforts find representation on her blog "ah, Mephistophelis," so named after the last line of Chirstopher Marlowe's in his famous Dr. Faustus, which, as some would have it, successfully flouted the censor for a time. A female Faust, she is a poet, always.

Why I Now Support Trump To Be America's New President (Yes, I Am Still Sane)

Alternate title: 

Žižek Is Absolutely Correct, And This Interview Blew My Mind.

Why I Now Support Trump As America's New President  or, Žizek Is Right And This Interview Blew My Mind.
Anyone who does not agree may misapprehend:  the gravity of the political moment,  the dangers of complacency,  or the virtue of taking responsibility for one's own agency.
So unerring is this Slavoj in opining, that thoughts of which some theoretical Lack of predictability could not (were Time a commons, public) have with  Any rational credibility been able to have been found; and yet they so Very credible, so perfect of utility, as to succeed where (and if you knew me! ) no  One else would have even thought to effect change of any depth  -- except of course, it be -- because  Justice, because Truth, and because the American way--    Žižek, I cried joyous wet tears, from the mistakes avoided, from the crises averted: Žižek, I love you, thank you, thank you, man, thank you, Every thing possible again from hope new and real.  And then, to write, to post; I thought you ought to Know.
Poem and post written  by a female faust after watching video of an interview with  Slavoj Žižek on Russia Today,  about the Presumptive President-Elect.

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Another Web Guard Hack

Web Guard (I spoke of them here), tried to keep me from the Internet Archive on my new T-Mobile ZTE Hotspot.  I repeat, the Internet Archive was blocked, and none of my old hacks were good -- or fast -- enough, so I tried my hand at a new one.

Fuck censorship.

This requires you know the URL you want, and have the ability to cut, (how can anyone live without this?) see your address bar (not your search bar!), paste, and load without your paste being altered. You don't need to be able to read the source of the blocked content (though it gives you something equivalent to the ability to write it). 


How anyone can manage to go for even a dozen pages without viewing the source of a page is beyond me.  (Or disabling styles for that matter...)

I tried to be fancier; I did not succeed. This, however it looks, however awkward the interface, works. I decided to call this... application FWG* for  fuck Web Guard. Go there and paste your URL.

Hixie (Github).

N.B.:This self-contained version of the tool, alas, does not have the option of entering a URL.  A tip of my hat to Mr. Simon Willison for the elegance: I was more envious until I noticed the Tumblr trick.  Still, nice. Sure wish I could have, or you had, figured out the url functionality no one else seems to include...

No one except the venerable Ian Hickson, my hero, who wrote the underlying utility, which changed my life.  Seriously.  Thanks Hixie.

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M.W.K.P.A | "Childhood's End" by Pink Floyd

Character is fate.

Walk in virtue and you will never walk alone.

All evidence to date indicates this in my life at least.  I myself am working for a universal rollout. To this end, I invite the Gentle Reader to read and listen:

If that doesn't play, click below to try the Youtube link.

In case you are new  to my blog, M.W.K.P.A. stands for Music What Kicketh Political Ass.  A search in the box to the right ought to bring up all the past entries, some of which may no longer include a playable sound file. Under the Internet Archive's policies, not even its Wayback Machine will come to our rescue, due to the legal and physical demise of its source; and with my being too lazy, until I go back and fix all the broken Grooveshark links, if you do visit these posts, I can only encourage you to Look It Up For Yourselves).

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#NotYourPresident? Not Unless You Do This (I dare you)

Double dog dare, any Politically Correct Snowflakes out there.

Stop destroying other citizen's property and do something relevant.

Can you handle it?

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