Calling All Steppers and Frithians ! 1990… And Into The Ripped, Roaring and Panicked 2020s…

July 17th, 2019

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Calling All Steppers and Frithians ! … Music+film-heads !

The XLterrestrials are looking for people who would like to travel into an experimental time tunnel project with us…

The film and soundtrack “Step Across The Border” will be 30! years old in 2020… ( How the F* did that happen ? )

We’ve decided to utilize this milestone project + related encounters to reconnect with that special experienced tribe of outsider art-worlders ( or however you like to define your own DIY-lives,  scars and stripes, alien nations and/or stateless ninjadom, etc. )  … and share some tales + perspective … and to reconnect with some art-nomad explorers + makers we’ve lost touch with over the years…

And investigate the shifting dark landscapes of what has changed and changing ( in cities like the Btropolis, San Francisco and others ) and their impacts on art livelihoods… and our ways of being, resisting, and reclaiming.

To contextualize those pioneering forms of expression then and now…  and how you are living them out 2day … now that we are all … a very endangered species ? … We could and should probably say : All planetary life is currently in a deep crisis ! And must art+culture be now committed to asking:  What is to be done ?! And doing it !?

So here we are, an initially celebratory 30-years looking back… but taking it to another level to examine the new emerging arts + praxis scenarios, situations, strategies … in the age of networks… here constructed for tactical-scaling !

Below is glimpse of the tales + analysis + dialogue + reactions to come…

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The times they are a changeling…

Back in 1990, Step Across The Border was for the XLterrestrials and a few other music+film-head comrades a monumental and magical occurrence tapping into some prepared and/or improvised electric-playground outside the Spectacle + Stacheldraht loops of the corporate mass media-pumped channels and occupied territories. We were outsider kids with an extra-effort for that rebellious, escapist and anti-authoritarian edge, but still very susceptible to the way the music + culture industries pumped out their usual products and that whole Hollywood brain-drilling mess. In other words, still very much finding our ways, half-in and half-out ( the problematic Halber-mensch). And depending on who you were hanging with you might pretend which half was The Real You at any given moment… in order to belong, detach, flirt, impress, antagonize, keep-yur-job, reject, liberate … and alienate.  In short, totally Schizo !

Alien Nations became our specialty. And “most alien” in our book, usually won a prize. We were fortunate to have had enough orientation + maneuverability + mentors to have overfed ourselves with the obligatory subcultures: indy record+book shops, underground zines + comics + cinemas, odd venues + galeries, etc… that when something with such impressive aesthetic + genre-mutating investigations came along like a Frith, we felt giddy.  Like we had stumbled across some precious, smuggled contraband.

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CONTACT US: And tell us some of your journeys + impacts while taking the Big Deep Steps … ( And ask us if you have any questions about how to proceed. )

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Apologies for putting the guys on top, to start these conversations… this is definitely not meant to be a male-dominant think-pond … Btw, we were extremely grateful for the 2 filmmakers ( in pic 2 ) introducing us in the 90s to the explosive sounds of Iva Bittova, here below… and many others… and spreading the multi-kulti-collaborative muses !

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XLt Summer Radar v.2: Drink Up, and Be Mercurial !

July 13th, 2019

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THis lovely Pic nabbed from the Transcyberian archives… and because “they” are active this weekend in the Btropolis… an expanded Crypto-Party of sorts… called “More Cyber”…

… which to us – XLt – seems a little absurd, hope that is meant ironically, cause we need more cyber like we need more large bore-holes drilled in our heads !… Nevertheless there are some interesting speakers, including Mr.Oliver. No, not John Oliver, he’s pretty funny and pretty good at skewering our cooked times, but… This is not the entertainment sector; THis Oliver has dedicated some skills to help secure communications in the Extinction Rebellion network, and usually has some very precise things to advocate to get our shit together before its too late(r) !

There’s other stuff down below that will probably get you on track for a productive weekend … and beyond… and over the borders … and well-pissed … and/or nourished !

On the XLT Radar :

< July 13 > Transcyberians at C-base, 17h til ?

< July 13 > Dokumentarfilm: Die Erdzerstörer (F 2019 – 99 Min) – Screening + Discussion at Kalabalik, Reichenberger Kiez

< July 12-13 > Trash-o-lade – 1st Congress for Eternal Space Holidays-  at Kultur Kili Haus, Disconnect Store, etc. ( Fb Invite )

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XLt Summer Radar: CK#80, Boiling Over + On Point

June 27th, 2019

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< July 5 > CiTiZEN KiNO #80: Eyes WIDE Shut – Part 2  < 23:00h >

A special Circus tent version of C-KINO…

for the 3-day MESS FESTIVAL !

at a *secret location* in Btropolis

Instructions on the site for how to receive a map.

Or : Email + RSVP us here for details and to reserve a CiTiZEN KiNO spot !

seats limited – ACT FAST !

XLterrestrials present another tactical cinema, in this episode we take you on a wild ride thru the Anthro-Obscene + the Technodystopian Mess … and hopefully come out the other side thru Analog–clown–Rebellion …

And come at 20:00h if you want to see Charivari circus before the Kino, and tons of incredible stuff all weekend !

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< July 6 > Alternative Volksbühne Gipfel at Mensch Meier

An all day / all nite events and a long list of workshops and presentations and rebellion-makers…  incl. The XLterrestrials… and a party too.

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Mess Festival poster blown up to A4-Hands-size ;)

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Full of Btropolis Fallen-Stars – Undergrounders ! …

No address printed on poster.

Please Contact the XLterrestrials + our TICKETRON counterfeiters …

for more info !

+ more gorey details coming sooon !

Warning : people under age, close your eyes !

XLt Alert : CiTiZEN KiNO #79 – Eyes WIRED Shut – June 20 ( in Btropolis ) + Newsletter

June 17th, 2019

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Dear arts and praxis friends,

We’d like to invite you to our intense new episode of CiTiZEN KiNO on June20th in Berlin and a special fundraiser afterparty…

And share a little urgent *KIEZ* NEWS – from the hood – ( more online ).

Please spread the word !

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Thurs. – JUNE 20, 2019

CiTiZEN KiNO #79: Eyes WIRED Shut -

In the dark age of surveillance krapitalism + anthropogenic agendas

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Regenbogen Kino, Lausitzer Str. 22 – Kreuzberg / Berlin

19.00 Doors + drinks in the garden / playground
20:00 Kino program + discussion
22:00 Afterparty w/ LIVE music + very special guests, and a dj or two.

- Donations of all shapes and sizes welcome – No one turned away for lack of funds -

About:

Tactical media for revolutionary times ! In this episode we collect films and media clips to create more public discussion about the cybernetic regime, techno-colonialism, surveillance capitalism … and the impacts on social structures, labor + livelihoods, social + personal behaviors, cities and neighborhoods and habitats, everyday life … and the RABBITS too.

“We recently uncovered new insights into how much the neo-colonialism + technodystopias are intertwined with anthropogenic *agendas*. It’s NOT an accurate narrative to merely describe humanity barreling over a geological threshold into a new trashed epoch. It’s time to acknowledge this is our whole living planet getting driven over a cliff and swept up in TECHNO-FASCIST AGENDAS, and to react ! And strategize ! This path of ecocide is not one “We” – humans – have collectively chosen and/or made; It’s a trajectory primarily constructed by the profiteers of a global-scale Futurist Disruption Economy… the same greedy, bloody, patriarchal, corporate entities who were the warmonger-profiteers in the last season of Empire Shitholes Uberalles ! We say: BASTA ! We say: REPAIR it !

We say RECLAIM ! We challenge the “Anthropocene Project”, and replace it with other co-habitable worlds that we can make beyond the corporate-driven atrocities !

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Let’s discuss our possible exit strategies, but not the ones that the Silicon Vultures have in mind !

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And after the show we are throwing an AFTERPARTY + crucial FUNDRAISER for The XLterrestrials + C-KINO projects. To help upgrade our infrastructure and XLt website… and to better serve the public with our media education, interventions, etc. … and to pay the bills. And to take our new shows to some upcoming key conferences and new venues.

With special guests, live music performances, tombola and various known + unknown pleasures.

Line up so far includes : “Tracks” Robert ( from Ghana ), the world premiere of “Dead By December” with O’Ke on violin ( from Dublin ) and dr. Podinski on piano ( from Planet XLt ), Amigo-(2) ( from Ex-Embassy ) and …. ??

Join Us !

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In Solidarity,

dr. Podinski and The XLterrestrials

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Coming soon : KIEZ Notes + The XLT Radar

XLt reports : The Trials Of The Homocidal Anthropocene ! v.1

June 10th, 2019

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Well,  it’s been done ! On May 21, 2019, The Anthropocene Working Group ( AWG ) made a binding vote on two key scientific questions on this newly defined geological epoch:

Q1.  Should the Anthropocene be treated as a formal chrono-stratigraphic unit defined by a GSSP?

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Q2. Should the primary guide for the base of the Anthropocene be one of the stratigraphic signals around the mid-twentieth century of the Common Era?

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( Read more on the Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy page and an analysis from Nature magazine and from 2016 in The Conversation – the article source – of the title pic above. interesting perspectives as these questions were being formulated at a geology conference in South Africa. )

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The Trials Of The Homocidal Anthropocene ! v.1

We – The XLterrestrials – have been to dozens of Anthropocene conferences, seminars, panels, reading groups and workshops. It must be close to a hundred lectures and presentations by now, if not more. Not to blow some selfie horns, but important to state: it’s been terribly depressing to see how little has actually been done in this time to adequately pinpoint some of the primary factors/agents that threaten our world and our well-being, to alert the public … and to articulate specific + meaningful + immediate responses !

The latest of these gatherings has just been this past Pfingsten unholiday weekend. Two full days of fascinating discussion at Humboldt University called Atlas of The Anthropocene. Another recent one has been a 4-part workshop series put on by Volksbühne The School of Disobedience, with Max “Planckies” Institute – as we like to fondly call them – participating. Perhaps the most extraordinary of the whole lot have been those assembled by Haus Der Kulturen ( HKW ), also in close collaboration with Planckies.  There have been inspiring and incredible thinkers at most of them, and we are always trying to absorb and learn, and put to use crucial information to understand these horrendous, dire and complex situations. And to go beyond the detached analysis, and illuminate what needs to be mobilized … what praxis can be created… what resistance is required … to prevent the worst !

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For the purpose of this latest analysis and investigation, let us begin by saying that from one of the very first encounters with this neologism to grapple – primarily – with the environmental issues + climate change was a conference in London called “Planet Under Pressure” (2012). And it had a well-designed and pretty slick trailer called “Welcome To The Anthropocene” ( – 3.28m ) which went sorta viral. It’s still an important landmark in the short history of all the research that has since transpired under this banner/term. Perhaps useful after all these years to consider who was sponsoring this thing that seems to set a very specific path for social + planetary transformations. As you might guess, it was very institutional.

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For us it contained some glaring fallacies, problematic angles and misleading frames. In our view, it was so aggrevating that we immediately programmed it into our CiTiZEN KiNO public series to analyze, challenge, debate and deconstruct it.

About a year later we encountered the work of historian Dipesh Chakrabatti, who brilliantly skewered the westerncentric and technotopian angles embedded therein, as HKW launched its own, still ongoing, investigations into the Anthropocene themes. It’s not clear if Dipesh was responding to this London conference specifically ( unclear how widespread the topic was at that point ), but it definitely became for us a surgical dissection + protest of the problems we were already uncovering.

( Btw, later this year, HKW will feature a sure-to-be a profound evolution of the dilemmas and subjects as it drops its collaborating team ( across a diversity of fields ) down in a very alien(-ated) world… in one of the more maligned hearts of Trumpland (and of course, not to forget the precise place of one George Bush’s most telling, darkest + racist hours – i..e the Katrina hurricane, and the lack of an emergency response ) … in the still reeling and recovering municipality of  New Orleans. It’s frame for the conference – Mississippi – An Anthropocene River. How lightly it will go into THat dark night, is too early to tell ! But we are keeping an eye on it, and may attend. )

Chakrabatti momentarily and bravely broke the institutional and grossly-erring spell of the geological “agitprop” of the “projected” Anthropocene, and our fully-industrialized destinies. He begins by saying at the outset of HKW’s now 7- year curriculum + programming :

“While I still warmly respond to the invitation of the conference organizers, I am going to be very rude to the Anthropocene, and decline its invitation…  and still talk about anthropogenic global warming and climate change, and what it means for history… … …. “

Watch THIS GEM ! ( Chakrabatti lecture at HKW, 2013 – 1:o1:14 – Still sadly under only 20,000 youtube viewers ).

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Ever since that eye-opening and heart-rending talk, and long weekend at HKW… the XLterrestrials were forced to reckon anew… to take on new strategies in regard to the work we were doing, which was already deeply engaged in a heavy critical view of the techno-centric and techno-utopian lens of all these institutional environments and the funders ( in some cases venture capital ? ) behind them. This new Anthropocene “strain” now opened up new angles on the futurist projects we had already been investigating and confronting.  There already existed a severe distrust in regards to the Silicon Valley monsters – entwined with all the high-tech, fossil-fueled and militarized nations of the Global North … with all that amassed wealth, who were now dominating, shaping and capturing the future(s) of a wired-in and locked-in globalized + digital society, with practically zero concern for any traditional democratic processes, consensus, human rights, ethics, autonomy, sovereingty, etc. … This trajectory of the high- tech society is inextricably connected to the environmental crises … and all those crapitalist-driven misdirections are clearly no exit from the extractions schemes that are killing the living earth.

We also began to decline “The Anthropocene” invitation ( in our own ways ), as the central frame for discussing our uniquely human-made, techno-playpen mess.

Over time, we have have developed a more tactical substitute…

Nevermind the Anthropocene, let’s deal with the more tangible problem of TECHNO-FASCISM !

While the facts from the sciences can be very precise and useful, this is not so much about humanity crossing this geological timespan / threshold, but an atrocities-crime scene, where the most powerful industries and their profiteering operators ( with names and addresses ) are implementing a reckless, high-risk, criminal, and ultimately murderous Agenda. A terrifying and disastrous Guinea-Pigdom ! Is this a sequel to the previous colonial projects that perpetrated so much human, wildlife and eco-systsem carnage, long before this new Anthropocene brand? Not questions being asked too frequently in these academic settings, especially when there are so many coming from that species of genocide-apologists, i.e. the Stephen Pinker-esque schools of progress + opportunity.

And then there’s this overlayed narrative of “climate denialism” and all our dumb-ass puppet-Führers ( whether feigning or instrumentalized ) are no longer really a credible explanation nor excuse for what is happening here. There are whole “armies” of  scientists, intelligence agencies, military and national-level strategists, ministers, academic department heads who are well aware we have had a massive sustainability crises on our hands for decades ( at least since the Club Of Rome in the 70s ) and are intentionally avoiding horrific truths. And all too many are willfully avoiding to propose or take the necessary humanitarian course of actions which could benefit the global population as a whole. This wretched lack of a realistic plan, or rather a plan not unlike outright warfare, could result in driving us all over a cliff along with them. And very clear that the most vulnerable will suffer first. Are suffering first ! And it is highly probable there are those who believe, and act upon the fact that there will be winners and losers, and they have exactly that kind of power to try and decide who lands where and on which side in the environmental collapse to come, and on which side of the migration/refugee fences. And in the “grand scheme of things” … which “inevitable” nightmares will manifest?

There is always the question of scale here… and as people like Naomi Klein and many others… even 1 or 2 or 3 degree Celsius differences from CO2 emissions in the climate disruption have massive implications in regard to the level of devastation we will face. In that sense the worst of the Anthropocene was never an inevitable ! But BEWARE those who pitch it that way !

In terrifying new beastly stripes, there is also what the rise of authoritarian, nationalist and white supremacist groups and their political parties are doing with this knowledge and these unstable circumstances.

In Part 2 we will analyze the extremely controversial work of Gianroberto Casaleggio, the media theorist/philosopher and advertising entrepreneur in Italy who became a major player in steering the Five Star Movement ( now under Salvini ), and who became a huge inspiration apparently to the next waves, such as Steve Bannon, Farage, Brexit Party, Cambridge Analytica, and so on.

AND we will discuss one of the best reads of 2018… Christophe Bonneuil, French historian and research director at the CNRS who is interviewed in an article called “Climate and collapse: Only through the insurrection of civil societies will we avoid the worst” … NOT the kind of thing that gets a platform at those more properly groomed, upper echelons of institutional-steered culture. ( IF you must skip ahead to one of the most tactical of anthropcene responses, here’s the article from BastaMag, translated from the French by Julian OLiver and Crystelle Wu. We can’t blame you for being impatient… please do come back and check our full analysis… if you have time. )

But before we get into all our evidence for this potential tsunami of malicious intent, political machinations and the corporate project disruptions (of all our lives, habitat and culture ) … And before we discuss the counter-revolutions, grassroots organizing, the civil disobedience and other insurrections, etc, …  Let’s back up a little bit and question the geological frame which has dominated the discourse about what we can do, as the scope of calamities loom Extra Large.

THE ANTHROPOGENIC POISONED PIE

In cynical layperson terms, these highly controversial conclusions of geological committees ( the AWG et al )  – i.e. pinpointing a “golden spike” of human activity that supposedly marks the quintessential shift – are a little like detecting some extremely poisonous pies you are being fed on a regular basis at a University cafeteria, and defining them as being made since the 1950s… and let’s say they are mostly those terrible blueberry pies we need to be concerned with ,as if an apple one from the same source, would be anything different ! AND after several years of investigations the AWG could find neither the deranged chef – who happens to still cook the same pies daily in the same kitchen -  nor the dean of the school – who just happens to be on vacation again this week in the Caymen Islands.

Granted our so-called “Anthropocene” times have numerous actors and a wide spectrum of interlinked sociological, economical, ecological, military industrial complex deals ( and other ) factors, that the poor, narrow field of Geology departments could not possibly provide any comprehensive study nor response suited to addressing the grotesque threat ( and implementations? ) of a mass extinction event, which is already fast in motion.

And yet there are many many highly trained scientists and political strategists who have identified a long list of actions to immediately discontinue “the manufacturing of deadly planetary-scale pies”. So perhaps we must point out, that to put so much emphasis on this geological frame of view is… just a little dubious … and/or daft … like a bunch of data-collecting specialists hammering obediently away into the coffins.

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We could go into a much deeper investigation about the extremely political maneuvering that this particular focus reveals about how the institutions of our global-north-dominated + hyper-industrialized civilizations plan to address these terrifyingly real + concrete dilemmas upon which all our futures hang so precariously.

But rather than to get lost in these frame-fixed debates and the academic-contortionist center-ring show, we will suggest a crucial experiment … NEVERMIND these “Grand Master” Anthropocene Narratives ! …  We would like to more tactically engage you in imagining WHEN the TRIALS of the ANTHROPOCENE PRODUCERS will begin.

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foto: A mock trail of Exxon at a B-side event during the COP21 Summit in Paris with Naomi Klein, Bill MCKibben and many others.

Let us try to ( creatively ) explain…

To Be Cont.

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XLt Radar + Kiez Notes: Analog Rebellion + The Sov of the Orgs

May 31st, 2019

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The Dates ( added ):

< June 5 > HIIG Lecture - José van Dijck: Europe and responsible platform societies at Säälchen – Holzmarkt, 18:30h
< June 7-8 > Symposium: Atlas of the Anthropocene, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
< June 7 > No Shit! Exberliner turns 17, at Acud ( FB invite )

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About CK#79:

Tactical media for revolutionary times ! In this episode we collect
films and media clips to create a public discussion about the cybernetic
regime, techno-colonialism, surveillance capitalism and the impacts on
social structures, labor + livelihoods, social + personal behaviors,
cities and neighborhoods, everyday life … and THE RABBITS too.

Is the “Analog Rebellion” your last chance to survive with any dignity and/or habitat and/or oxygen/water/soil !?

( Please keep an eye at the top of the blog for a more extensive preview / essay about this episode )

Plus ( emergency ) fundraiser – for The XLterrestrials + C-KINO project
AFTERPARTY with special guests, LIVE MUSIK , tombola and various
known + unknown pleasures, and maybe a dj or two.

“Tickets” on sale now ! Note: All our recent shows have been by donation, but contact us and purchase a ticket to support the production. Surprise Perks will be created to thank all our “pre-paid” supporters !

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There is no point in keeping up with The Digital-Joneses ( hmm, Digital Jonestownses ? ), your technosphere is contaminated with the botulism of populism and all those titanic monopoly vultures. This is the domain of a rabid new toxicity of power-grabbing technofascists. A rogue capitalism?! Or more precise: a continuing, automated, accelerated, patriarchal, steroidal viagrandized Hyper-krapitalism ?!

This reductionist viral plague subjecting us all to an abstracted virtualizing un-place feeding on user / subject victimization in the dark webs of scorched-earth, market logics and total domination !

Your best chance now, given the circumstances, is to stay focused on and fight for your analog existence, and what is required for your community’s survival, sustainability and well-being as individual + collective organisms situated in time and place amongst your equals, your neighbors and fellow species… or as the indigenous say more simply: ALL OUR RELATIONS !

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XLt supports the extinction of all the plasticide producers !

Kiez Notes  Part 2 :

The Sovereignty of the Organism(s)

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In the meantime, feel free to print out this black and white poster version of our upcoming CiTiZEN KiNO #79 and post around the KIEZ ( and you can email us for a higher res version too ) :

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The King of All Media Brain-Enemas !

May 23rd, 2019

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The King of All Media Brain-Enemas !

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An open letter to Stephen Colbert and any part of his CBS team that still has a spine …

Hell No Motherfuckers !

No chance in hell you are going to get away with this sycophantic schmoozefest interview with the Shock Jock Jack Ass Howard Stern ( on May 21 ), without the XLterrestrials giving it a thorough and grilling media analysis report !

Howard Stern is the guy who said on his morning show the morning after 9/11 :
” All I know is I want to bomb terrorist countries ! ”
And advertised that same day for people to go out to Golden Palace Casinos, and go see if the strippers were still working that day, to help get over their depression.

Well actually we would have liked to hear what he thinks now about the 1,000,000+ murdered + sacrificed in the Middle east wars FOR OIL and for a theater of global dominance, and if he had any regrets about pumping the American psyche with a blood-thirst for vengeance on whoever is convenient. Iraq, btw, was entirely the wrong country to blame, as we all well-know now, unless of course you’re as dense and/or as opportunist as Howard-fucking-Stern ! The Leni Riefenstahl crooner for the Bush, Obama and Trumpy Homelands—  and all those Heavy Dudes, i.e. a whole lot of White Supremacists !

We would have liked to have someone with guts to ask him to his face if he felt culpable for building up a Trumpland base all these years?!

And Howard who said, ” The closest i ever came to having sex with a black woman was masturbating to a picture of Aunt Jemima.”

On the Late Nite show, Stern avoids every possible topic that would be worth discussing about his slimy + narcissistic + demented career and how he built his media empire ( now a major media mogul with SIRIUS XM ) … and Colbert gives him all the space he could ever want to babble his useless nonsense.  And he tells us like a good boy, how he desired to make his mom and dad proud. Awww how sweet, and help cure his mom’s depression. It seems it might not have dawned on him yet that she might have been in that state, because her son became such a shameless, disgusting human being – and a well-known public disgrace – which produced such devastating real-world impacts on culture and society ! …  At one point in his interview with Colbert, he says patheticly, incredulously that his freak-buddy and FREQUENT GUEST Trump shouldn’t have become president, he should have just kept having FUN at Mar-a-Lago… Colbert just sat there with an infatuated and fawning smile.

This was the kind of FUN Trump was having already in the 80s :

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NOW THAT’S SOME REAL * S-H-O-C-K-I-N-G * MATERIAL !

So, we would have liked to have him answer some questions perhaps from the Central Park – the 5 black kids who were railroaded + wrongly convicted for a rape in NYC in 1989. The teenagers about whom D.Trump published a full page “lynching ad” in the NYT to get them, and who spent many years in prison, until their innocence was finally proven.

We would like to ask Howard what he thought about his pal Trump back then, and what he thinks of his racism and white supremacist policies NOW ! About putting immigrant kids in cages ? About helping install a supreme court that could overturn Roe vs. Wade. Etc…

And maybe ask him how many people he thinks the Slumlord + real-estate speculating Trump family made homeless in NYC all these years ?!

Howard Stern, who has spewed his syndicated brain farts to over 22+ millions ( at peak ), full of sexist-ridden Dude jokes… and a whole shop of behavioral + idiotic horrors, we won’t take time to catalogue here.

And we’d like to ask him what he thinks about the 20 or so women who have accused Trump of harrassment and/or sexual abuse, or his ex-wife who accused him of rape ! And ask why he EVER thought it was a good idea to give this ass-wipe, KKK-friendly, Trump Dude a media platform !

Hey and Btw, how many times a year does Stern himself go to party + network with the OLD BOY NETWORK / gang at Mar-A-Lago !?

Does Howard have ANY REGRETS or REMORSE spending the last 4 decades of not “ENTERTAINING US” ( Colbert ), but POURING GASOLINE on that whole infantile, festering and fascistic Trumpland Psyche !

AND what does he think about the pathological mentality that now rules over the county… driven by rabid + ruthless, winner-take-all neo-liberalism?

Of course it’s definitely not all about Trump ! It’s also very much about RICH PRIVILEGED ASSHOLES like Stern !

So, What does he think now about the whole bi-partisan Krapitalist system producing shocking inequalities while he sits in his $52 million-dollar palace in Palm Beach… after having cashed-in on his monstrous media gaming of the mass-manipulated public !?

We’d like to ask him what he thinks about IMPEACHMENT… and if not, why not ? We’d like to hear what he thinks about Ilhan Omar and AOC ? … and the Green New Deal? … and if he’s ever discussed them on his show ? …  or defended them ? … and if not, why not ?!

And we’d like to ask YOU Stephen Colbert:
Do you maybe feel sick to your stomach helping this gutter libertarian, below-the-belt media celeb scumbag + profiteer + opportunist to sell another one of his selfie- books in the midst of the one of the most terrifying political and planetary crises human civilization has perhaps ever experienced ?!!

Stephen, perhaps you could still redeem yourself by making a radical transformation on your show and having someone on who has actually studies media in depth !  Someone who can tell us what damage the corporate media is dong to the mass psychology of am entire country … and the planet  …. you know, someone who has actually read a book from someone other than an enema- brained, navel-gazing, dickhead celebrity. Someone who knows the Frankfurt School perhaps, those critical theorists who spent their entire lives warning us about the Culture Industry and Fascism !

And really Stephen, Do you think IF Stern just had Shillary ( we came, we saw, we conquered ) on as a guest of his moron-loving program, it would have changed much in the last election ( or the course of the nation much ) when everyone was already so primed and pumped up for all this warmongering and divisive bullshit the corporate media ( and its military industrial complex sponsors ) has been shoveling down our throats all these years !? Well, it’s a stupid question; of course you don’t believe it ! The question is really: WHY are you now willing to stoop so low to join the club of Shock Jock Stoogedom !?

When are we really gonna start raising the collective intelligence with these media platforms!? and all these communication and technological tools ?… Or are you just gonna go down that same old Military Entertainment Complex road and boost those ratings and collect your checks, while our planet goes up in flames !??

FUCK ALL YOU KINGS OF SHIT-HOLE SPECTACLE MEDIA INC. ! YOU ARE ALL WAR PROFITEERS ! PARTICIPANTS IN WAGING A MEDIA WAR ON THE PEOPLE ! … GET A CLUE and GET A SPINE, YOU COWARDLY BOOT-LICKING MOTHERFUCKERS !

The XLterrestrials have some resources for you, if you wanna make the upgrades !

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” In the 21st Century over-connected and technology- skewered culture… when THE MEDIA FAILS, it REALLY REALLY DISGUSTINGLY FAILS ! … Weird Tales Lesson #666666: As P.K.D. Barnum once said : there’s a blood- sucker born every minute ! … “

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Stay tune, this is just the beginning !

XLt Radar – Btropolis is On Fire ! – v.1

May 15th, 2019

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XLt Radar – Btropolis is On Fire ! – v.1

THE DATES :

< 16.5 > Bob Rutmann 88th Bday @ Eschloraque
< 16/17.5 >  Dead Can Dance @ Tempodrom – soldout
< 16.5 > E. Neubauten @ Brecht-Haus
< 18.5 > Reichenberger Kiezfest @ Kberg
< 22.5 > Orlando Julius + The Heliocentrics @ Yaam
< 22.5 > Arto Lindsay @ Urban Spree
< 28.5 >  Altin Gün @ Gretchen – soldout
< 25.6 > Caetano Veloso @ Tempodrom

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< 11.5 -8.6 > Zukunftsland 2099 @Alpha-Nova Kulturwerkstatt
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< 11.5 – 6.6 > Die Häuser denen, die drin wohnen! Foto Ausstellung + Talks @ Regenbogenfabrik

< 18.5 – 7.6 >  Genesis P.-B. Orridge + Void exhibition @ Neurotitan

< 17.5. – 8.6 > Julia Murakami – “Dwell in Lovers’ Eyes” @ Walden Kunstausstellungen

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< 20.6 > CiTiZEN KiNO #79 + Fundraiser Party @ Regenbogenfabrik Kino

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< 24.5 > Großer Klimastreik zur Europawahl in Berlin @ Brandenburger Tor

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KIEZ Notes :

… coming soon…. Bob Rutman’s 88th Bday, Genesis B.P. Orridge art exhibition at Neurotitan, Nick Cave’s belly-button babbling on an Admiral Palast stage,  Dead Can Dance LIVE – 39/40 years celebration, E. Neubauten discussing their work at the Brecht-Haus, Arto Lindsay at Urban Spree, Orlando Julius + The Heliocentrics, Reichenberger Kiezfest ( w/ RegenbogenFabrik + Meuterei Bar on a gentrification cliff’s edge ),  Zukunftsland 2099… Our giddy 19-year-old gothic brains are swirling + squirming like they were just invited to a late-nite art orgy in a cemetery under a full moon glow… it’s hard not to be a little distracted … It’s a little like Air-B-N-B is now renting out our past lives… It’s Like PKD’s Ubik gone entertainment-complex-viral and we can now telephone our own nostalgic half-life spirits and talk endlessly on a flat rate … It would almost be a golden age of the artist livelihoods, except the tech monopolies have all your kidneys hooked up to an automat milking machine…

Oh well, anything to ignore the current battles for an inhabitable present !

This industrial-goth-romantic meme-dog with her tongue hanging out wants to say: IT’s So FINE !

“And if anyone ever tries to tell you: You cannot go back in time!  It’s wholly within your magickal rights to promptly tell them to Fuck Right Off ! It’s your future that’s now impossible ! The only way forward is back ! And music is a time machine that has existed since the beginnings of the dreamtime !” – XLt analyst

Stay tune for more dates ( + links ), or maybe not… no one fucking pays us to do this …

Btw, iIf ya like, read, use the XLT radar, please consider DONATING to keep us going ( write us how ).  And invite your friends to our FB pages ( Globalista Radio Kit + CiTiZEN KiNO in Btropolis… while they last ), so we can build our network, for when the shit Really hits the fan, and we need to communicate the emergency news, tactical response + convergence points !

Sure it’s a messy ass wordpress site we got here, but one day we hope to upgrade !

AND speaking of ” ON FIRE”

Check out Abby Zimet’s column at CommonDreams, and her post linking Bill Nye’s – the bow-tied US TV science guy – very funny and very precise state of planetary affairs… clip made for John Oliver’s pretty in-depth climate episode… in-depth, for a comedy-news report ( 20 mins.) .

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XLt NEWS Alert: #Seenotrettung #MoleculeMan … excellent foto-op + SOLIDARITY ACTION … by @_Seebruecke_ this morning ( 17.5 ) on The Spree, Berlin … As #SeaWatch3 remains stranded at sea with 65 rescued people, … PLEASE SHARE IT !

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#RP19’s “tl;dr” is cute, but where’s the literate resistance ?!

May 6th, 2019

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As George Monbiot recently unleashed on Frank Boyle’s UK BBC show re: Climate Breakdown + The New World Order  “We can’t just be pissing around the edges of the problem… We’ve gotta go straight to the heart of capitalism; and overthrow it…” We can all have different versions of what that means and how, but we cannot deny the gravity of the situations. These are dark and unstable times !

Things are equally as grave in the digital culture realm: it’s currently overfeeding the corporate monsters, fueling the most outrageous populist idiots + manipulators, enabling authoritarianism, devastating livelihoods, consolidating wealth, installing a nightmarish central (and/or transnational liquid) panoptic command… and expanding techno-fascism + the resource wars !

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And what does Re-publica do ? It adds another German car company to its list of sponsors… well done ! Genius ! Daring !

That’s not only pissing around the edges of the problem, it’s taking a mighty slick shit in the digital pool ! … And we suppose they’ll be hosting some dance parties inbetween, and floating some smiley balloons with corporate and/or start-up logos, perhaps with surveillance cameras attached to take somnambulist crowd-selfies, as the chillin firedog meme repeats “It’s fine!” .

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We’ve got a long list of grievances about the technotopian core of re.publica, since it’s very beginnings in the blog-hype-fog phase … because it began as naive and privileged nerd-dom and has inflammated to the size of a pus-filled boil on the face of Europe’s vision for the future… Let’s call it the “Eurovision of Survelliance Capitalism” !  … And pay no attention to that Blob-sized leech behind the curtain !

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( we haven’t scoured thoroughly through its fluffy program, but not yet found anything substantial on these HOT topics below… )

In order to analyze what’s wrong with #RP00, rather than cut thru its mediocre and/or cheerleading swamp of all-things-digital… it will be a sharper angle to see what it omits for BIG STORIES in its “coverage” ( teppich? ).  Just like corporate mass media + MSM outlets fail in informing the public about real and present  issues/dangers, by avoiding the elephants in the room, and all the root causes of our troubles, and not challenging them head-on !

An XLT list of possible priorities :

1. Why is there nothing in the program about Chelsea Manning in prison ?! ( or Assange or Bini for that matter, as complex stories as they are ). Seems she was trendy hot and use-able last year, but not when she’s in deep trouble !? One of the signs that Re-publica isn’t too daring when it comes to the complex realities and powers struggles. Where’s the solidarity ?! Guess they won’t be getting any Tech CEOs to speak up with spine intact on THat !

2. Nothing about “Surveillance Capitalism” – Shoshana Zuboff’s analysis is clearly one of the biggest bits of research + analysis to hit the shelves this year in terms of where we’re at in the totally broken technosphere.

Added / correction: Day2 – Stage 3 -15:00 – 15:30 : Dark side of your digital profile (or: how did it happen that we lost control?) with Katarzyna Szymielewicz … is analyzing S-Capitalism …

BUT not a stage w/ live stream ! And the write-up of the session fails to mention up front the names of those who invented + implement + suck your data on a 24/7 global scale. And Btw, is Google still allowed to have a booth on the trade show floor at #rp19 ?! )

3. Why didn’t RP invite any of the neighborhood groups who spent the last 2 years fighting off the Goo(gle) in Kreuzberg ?! Another sign that RP is too busy schmoozing with power players and doesn’t want to ruffle any feathers ! RPoo wouldn’t know a local ( tech + gentrification ) struggle if it was right under their noses… and it is… Berlin is under siege ! … And Tech Capital is bringing massive upheavals ! …  But RP are apparently very happy campers in the corporate-sponsored gatekeeper clouds,

4. Nothing about Carole Cadwalladr’s brilliant + bold investigations into Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and Goo… She just dropped the most disruptive TED talk ever in Vancouver and revealed how democracy is being destroyed by S-valley and its monopolization + corruption of our communication channels. Social Media is rotten, and RP00 is still plugging for it like suckers for the Cybernetic Regime / End-Net-Times. And has no guts for seriously challenging the tech titans in any meaningful way ! RP00 was never on the cutting-edge of resistance culture and hacker scenes, as much as it would like to pretend it’s one of em and/or down with the cause !

5. The Bitsundbaume.org conf. at TU in collaboration with many groups ( CCC; GermanWatch, etc. ) was one of the most important digital culture events in Berlin ( or anywhere ) in 2018. It finally ( it only took CCC 35 years ) linked the tech sector in a serious way to our ECOLOGICAL problems, and those which are accelerating due to our civilization’s consumer fetish for Futurism Inc. and the military industrial complex-invested technospheres !

6.… more to come…

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the Really Really Spring XLt Radar v.3: All In … Rebellion !

April 30th, 2019

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The 1st of May circus has drifted so far away from its original meanings + intent, perhaps it’s time again to play our cards far outside the box … that flimsy cardboard container that got flattened and stuffed into an overfilled recycle bin… but the workers, the makers, the people… and all our acts of solidarity… we are all still here … our passions, our rights, our dreams, all still ripe as ever to rise !

So a little poke in the eye …. of the storm…

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“Who knows, maybe people gonna party like it’s 1919 today… !? “- XLt analyst

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Spring XLt Radar v.3 :

< April 29 > 50 Years of Busen Attentat ( Overture + Schizo ), Roter Salon

< April 29May 1 > Cinema in Times Of Catastrophe, ( FB invite )

< April 30May 2 > “Die Abfahrt” – Drinnen & Draußen ( Fb Invite )

< May 1st > 1. Mai in Grünewald, at S-Bahn Grünewald, 13-17h ( FB invite )

< May 1st > Everywhere !

< May 2 > We Are All Assange ! Solidarity For Journalists, Hosted by DIEM25 w/Angela Richter, Whistleblower Network chairman Annegret Falter, biologist and founder of EcoLeaks Esteban Servat, and Srecko Horvat- at Brandenburger Tor, 12:00h

< May 3 > DIEM25 BarCamp : Technological Sovereignty at C-base

All day, workshops, presentations, discussions… evening film screening of “Codenaut” ( 2019 )

< May 2-5 > Radical Film Network: What is Radical Film? at Silent Green ( FB invite )

Excerpt: Continuing the spirit in which the Radical Film Network (RFN) was founded, the first RADICAL FILM NETWORK MEETING in Berlin aims to create a temporary space with the intention of initiating open exchange and dialogue between actors of the Radical Film Network, Berlin filmmakers and cultural practitioners. It will bring together activists, academics, filmmakers and artists in Berlin to jointly answer the question, “What is radical film?“.


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Our own XLterrestrial 2cents: Until tactical tech ( +media ) takes on more of on-the-ground ecological + agricultural + urban/municipalities situations as urgent + primary sovereignty factors, we will likely see an accelerated desertification of our society, habitat and humanity.

Much more to be said there, but we’re on the run…