November 17, 2010

John Tyner: A REAL American Hero

More dangerous to the fascist cabal that has justified turning the United States of America into some sort of bastardized melding of Israel-Nazi Germany and the USSR would be John Tyner. This is the guy who in the last several days rocketed to national stardom for daring to have the stones to stand up to the glorified door shakers, failed mall cops and degenerate pedophiles of the TSA. Tyner has made himself into a true hero (unlike the phony and overused corporate state term "hero" that is attached to every soldier, cop, firefighter and rescue dog) for the oppressed masses by not only refusing the naked body scanners but keeping his cool, playing out the situation, telling the goons to basically stick it and leaving rather than subject himself to the humiliation and fondling of submission to the petty authoritarians who have taken over the airports in this once great nation turned into something ugly, diseased and just plain un-American that is now called the HOMELAND.

Not only did Mr. Tyner have the stones to just say no at the San Diego airport Gestapo checkpoint  but he actually has a blog where he went home and put it all online where it has gone viral. This certainly has Big Sister Janet Napolitano's anal orifice puckering as the harassment and retaliation by the government run amok has begun, Tyner is going to be targeted by a TSA investigation for his insubordination and most importantly for standing up to these protofascist bastards. You have to wonder whether or not  the poor bastard  will he be extraordinarily rendered, held without habeas corpus and have his toenails pulled out by Jack Bauer worshipping goons who have graduated TSA and are now fully credentialled state torturers. Make no mistake, Tyner is a very dangerous man to the fascist police state, in fact he is more dangerous then even a thousand Joe Stacks because it is a very disturbing blip in the maxtrix of control and institutional social conditioning to submit that has worked to perfection since the day that the coup d'etat was piggybacked onto the false flag terror attacks on September 11,2001.

For the first time this is an incursion of what used to be the cherished American right to privacy that was at one time our birthright, that for which our ancestors spilled their blood and sacrificed all when fighting tyrants on foreign soil. It was all wrested away with one extremely suspicious 'terrorist' attack that provided exactly the jusfification for all of the pillage, plunder, resource wars, tax money extracted by the man to fund our own enslavement and the gropings in our airports (will rape rooms be next?) and coming soon to shopping malls near you. The establishment and the oligarchy that their filthy fucking police state has been erected to protect knows damned well the potential for the interruption of their plans if Tyner serves as an inspiration to others to finally say ENOUGH!. This is like Omaha Beach to those Nazis, they have to stop it, nip it in the bud and do so with extreme prejudice. Let enough people raise hell about their prepubescent kids being felt up by video game addicted washed out loser TSA swine who couldn't cut it in real law enforcement or the military and the GAME IS OVER.

SO..KEEP IT UP...TELL THESE PIGS EXACTLY WHERE TO STICK IT. Especially during the busy holiday flying season. Spread the word not your cheeks, do everything that you as Americans can do to not only encourage revolt against this petty tyranny but also to hit the bastards where they REALLY live, airline stocks. Stop flying, withhold your dollars, hit the airline and tourism industries hard because truly, other than the raw abuse of power what else to the swine understand?

The fascists jumped the shark, overreached and who the fuck knows where this is going from here. Just imagine a population force fed years and years of tabloid cheese child molestation stories, the pervert of the week, Michael Jackson taking liberties with little boys after making them drink Jesus Juice etc. The bastards have used fear of pedophilia to justify a blanket crackdown on civil liberties, censorship of the internet and the pushing of tracking chips all in the name of protection from the pedophiles and ain’t it ironic that the most nasty of the nasty are under the protection of Der Department of Heimat Security fondling little children with the full seal of approval of the rotten to the core United States Government in airports today.

Hell, the irony is brilliant, the blowback would be like the sweetest vintage of Schadenfreude ever.

ENOUGH is ENOUGH and goddamn it, when something like this sort of fiendish abuse of our police state rulers actually fucking CONNECTS with the masses of asses it gives even a hardened, doomsayer and cynic like myself just a little spark of hope that maybe, just maybe these cocksuckers can finally be called out for their hijacking of our country. For the Nazi transformation of America in the aftermath of that holiest of holy days that was September 11th 2001, the day when every cheaply bought, rotten politician, amoral thug and looking to get rich quick snake that parlayed in Orwellian security apparatus hit the lottery, and it was fucking POWERBALL with 911 coming up big.

THIS could strike a blow to the very heart of the empire of fear.

Which is why the corporate media is so desperate today to drown it out in the cranked up cacophony of cum soiled celebrity panties, tales of the glorious British monarchy with jolly old Prince William and the potential queen to be trophy fuck bunny Kate Middleton, the new Harry Potter movie and the damning story that the avenging queen of the mass of moronic masturbators that in a more humane and intelligent era was dubbed by the great H.L. Mencken as Boobus Americanus but now passes for the Tea Party has actually had one of her mispronunciations introduced into the English lexicon in the actual fucking dictionary.

There isn’t enough whiskey in Texas to get me drunk enough to actually belch out a slurred piece of the King’s English like “refudiate’ but in the 2010 Idiocracy that is America it is worshipped by the masses of asses as a profound feat of intellectual production right up there with the finest works of Shakespeare. I wouldn't be half surprised if a collection of Sarah Palin's off key and largely incoherent warbles could be packaged into a synchronized mix and then sold as Christmas songs ala Alvin and the Chipmunks to the dumber than dirt teabaggers who will soon be clued into just how they were used and duped to the Judas goats that they just elected, their saviors will be laughing all the way around the security checkpoints while their own brood will be felt up and drooled over by TSA freaks. This is a land so steeped in stupidity that George W Bush's ghostwritten book has already sold 775,000 copies for Christ's sake!!

Sweet Jesus are we doomed, to borrow from the now infamous Vietnam reference to the insanity of it all maybe it’s time to feed in the coordinates for all major American cities, unleash the nukes and destroy the fucking place in order to save it.


November 14, 2010

Jesse Ventura: Fusion Centers, FEMA Camps and the Police State

Yesterday I happened to catch the most recent episode of Jesse Ventura's compelling TruTv series, this one on the Police State. The series, Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura is an amazing piece of work not only for the taboo subject matter (God forbid that Americans really understand exactly what the fuck is going on) but for the host himself. It's not often that a major media figure with credentials like Ventura's, Governor of Minnesota, Navy Seal, actor, athlete, commentator would dare to venture into the darkest bowels or this now thoroughly rotted through empire of blood and corruption. The safe bet would be to either sell out and become a shill for official conspiracy theories such as the laughable government tale of the accounts on that holiest of holy days, September 11, 2001 when the reset button was hit on America, the coup cemented into place and our tickets to the fascist state punched or to suffer the slings and arrows of media mockingbirds and payroll pundits who would perform their standard electornic character assassinations. Ventura is a different breed though, he gets it and as a patriotic American does his duty to get at the real nasty stuff that crawls beneath the paper thin facade of our God-kissed, flag-swaddled, John Wayne can of red, white and blue whup ass version of history.

This week's edition of Ventura's show, the fourth installment of the second season (previous installments were on Plum Island, Area 51 and Wall Street) got right into the most obvious and dangerous issue of the transformation of America into a police state. The process has been ongoing, when you really bother to think about the ongoing and incessant indoctrination to worship the law through vicarious exposure to head bashing and door kicking police and paramilitary television shows, movies and even video games and combined with the ginned-up hysterics of the "terrorist" plot du jour, most recently the alleged print cartridge bomb plot delivered with Bushian timing a few days prior to the latest elections or more appropriately, the latest churn of our political cesspool - Americans are conditioned like lab rats to surrender, grovel and submit. Not that the fear-mongering is any sort of recent phenomena, our entire fucking history (or at least our entire histroy since Kennedy's head was blown off by rogue elements of the shadow government) has this malevolent and poisonous undercurrent snaking through it. A few years back I stumbled across an interesting little book on the entertainment industrial complex and the necessity to promulgate the narrative of FEAR in order to justify American imperialism. It was called American Terminator: Myths, Movies and Global Power from which I am going to excerpt the following:

Fear is essential: ‘Be afraid, be very afraid’ is the American condition. To live in America is to be beset by fear, anxiety and insecurity, to be surrounded by potential harm, enemies and evil intent. And the wolf is always at the door. A nation of optimists is the more usual self-representation of America. Repetitively, Hollywood films conclude with a resolution, a rescue, and the winners ride off into the sunset or snuggle into a warm embrace that reassures us they will live happily ever after. The formulaic ending, however, is necessary because the plot, the narrative, is founded on and propelled by fear and anxiety, the dark essential underpinning of the American condition. For America fear is an original, natural condition, the inescapable birth rite (and birth right), the inherited condition of a fragile existence that must constantly be defended. Without fear there is no America; constant recourse to fear is the motivating force that determines its actions and reactions

True to the nth degree. Fear is the coin of the realm in the new American century, the land of the free and the home of the brave is no longer the brand associated with life in Der Homeland. Fear of joblessness, fear of homelessness, fear of that secret Muslim in the White House and his militant Negro army ACORN cutting a brutal swarth of rape and pillage through lilly white Murka as announced by Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and the rest of the imperial propagandists and rabble rousers...and most importantly fear of the dread Islamofascism (a masterful piece of marketing churned out of one of those neocon think tanks) and the swarthy Arab terrorists. Never mind that it's all bullshit, contrived to justify illegal wars for resources, oligarchical plundering and the enablement of the corporate vampires and Wall Street parasites to use their corrupt government subsidized schemes to enslave the sheep and to get them to not only tolerate but to enjoy their enslavement. It is a brilliant and long term implementation of a fascist state across the fruited plain, conceived by traitors and thieves and carried out with stunning precision by the CIA, the Military Industrial Complex and their profiteering partners. As Aldous Huxley described this Brave New World in this speech given at Berkeley:

"And it seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda, brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods."

Sound familiar? Prozac, Viagra and their counterparts, 46 inch plasma televisions, bread and circuses, junk food, electronic gadgetry, porn on demand and most importantly Dancing With The Stars....praise the lord, pass the remote and please line up for your full body cavity search before entering those wonderful naked body scanners brought to you by another one of our fine Israeli 'friends', dual citizen Michael Chertoff and the Chertoff Group. Another insider using his government connections to peddle the wares of another one of the corporate behemoths cashing in big on the FEAR that is now a by God American birthright. Shit, the bastards were already cashing in while the crisp fall breezes in lower Manhattan were still carrying the stench of rotting flesh back in 2001.

But I digress...

Been away for awhile, so just stretching my legs with that little rant. What I really wanted to talk about was the Ventura episode. While I have not seen every episode of Conspiracy Theory those that I have watched in their entirety have been powerful (although a bit silly with the team angle but you have to have a hook to draw in viewers I guess) but none quite so as the most recent installment. It starts out with a conversation with a young woman named Catherine Bleish whose work on behalf of the Ron Paul campaign landed her on one of those growing government watchlists that anyone who is reading this is no doubt on as well. When she dared to pursue the reasoning for being classified as a potential enemy of the state for exercising her first amendment rights she quickly discovered that such activity can get one in big trouble in the land where Habeas Corpus and the Posse Comitatus Act have already been dismantled and the Obama administration has not only escalated the programs of Bush-Cheney (and further back to Reagan and Ollie North) but have forever legitimized them by failing to enforce the Constitution. The wars continue and Gitmo remains open, the torturers continue their sadistic perversions and the police state infrastructure continues unabated despite the forgotten campaign rhetoric of our weasel in chief and soon it will be handed off to the next puppet who will undoubtedly find a reason to take it to the next level.

The wettest of dreams of this now despotic state has always been rooted in total control, ubiquitous and ever present surveillance and if necessary martial law. Gun running, drug dealing uber patriot Ollie North dabbled in the rounding up of dissidents with the REX 84 program that would have enabled FEMA to pick up and intern American citizens. There was also Garden Plot, Cable Splicer and a myriad of other anti-American schemes to do away with meddlesome citizens who may not be down with the scum that have hijacked the country (see Ed Encho's series on the shadow government) and can no longer be troubled with anything as quaint as constitutional law or democracy. This must is documented, but never has any of it been as dangerous, or as readly to be rolled out as what is currently in process. The police state conspiracy as examined in the Ventura program looks into the metastaziing growth of Fusion Centers, command and control centers coordinating local law enforcement, military, private intelligence corporations and the Gestapo Department of Homeland Security. These well-funded high tech and unaccountable spy shops were an outgrowth of 9/11 (what isn't?) and with the American Reichstag Fire as justification to combine state, local and federal agencies ostensibly to prevent terrorism. What they are in actuality are antennae of the tyrannical state using data-mining, profiling and sophisticated pattern analysis to keep tabs on potential threats to the power of a system run amok, as capitalism continues into the final states, come to home to roost and now in full cannibalistic mode it is only a matter of time until the inevitable economic collapse, food shortages and civil unrest similar to what is occurring in Europe. Now in full regonition that the vast majority of slothlike, dumbed down and wretchedly cowardly Americans will remain parked in front of the flat-screened electronic living room gods that they worship it scares the bejesus out of the establishment that the 1-2 percenters who still give a damn may revolt. What better way to keep tabs on them than by Big Brother style surveillance?

There are at least 72 of these fusion centers in operation at this time and that number will continue to grow as the day of judgement gets closer.

That a woman like Catherine Bleish can be sucked into this monstrous and oppressive system for nothing more than political activism should illustrate the true nature of the bottomless rabbit hole that our country has been dragged into. While Ventura's show uses imagery of the co-opted teabaggers waving their Gadsden flags as visuals of the sort who are subject to being guilty without the pretenses of a trial as well as singles out Obama's diabolical adviser Cass Sunstein (he of the now infamous Conspiracy Theories white paper) this needs some context. During the Bushreich protesters were routinely rounded up and herded into "free speech zones" (I seem to remember when the entire fucking country was a free speech zone), interned in temporary prisons during the virulently fascist 2004 Republican National Convention in New York or the 2003 WTO protest and crushing of dissent in Jeb Bush's Miami not to mention the transformation of Pittsburgh into a martial law zone during the 2009 G20 meetings giving a new meaning to the term Iron City. What is and has been occurring in America to political dissent is an abomination and is not limited to anything out of the bogus left-right paradigm, it is directed at ALL who dare to question the establishment. In fact if anything, the Tea Party being a plutocratic backed hijacking of the original Ron Paul libertarian based movement it represents not so much a threat to the established order but rather useful idiots and shocktroops to defend it.

Ventura goes on to team with Alex Jones of (a man who I have mixed feelings about regarding some of the material that he covers) to actually visit some of the detention facilities or U.S. concentration camps that are currently operational. That such facilities are so often dismissed out of hand as being only the delusions of the paranoid fringe is indicative of the deep denial that Americans hide in as though it were a coccoon, and the raw cynicism of the politicians who are supposed to work for them but instead are fully complicit in the construction of these camps/detention facilities (there is a real hoot in the program where a P.R. woman at one of the facilities states that it is a residential center). Not only are these camps documented in mainstream news on occasion like the 2006 New York Times story on the $ 385 million in taxpayer money given to Haliburton subsidiary KBR to build detention centers. Americans are not only funding their own enslavement but seem to be incapble of understanding that it could happen here. If these facilities aren't enough to prove what is coming then just Google Manzanar. To his credit Ventura addresses the FDR order to intern over 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. This is one of the most shameful stories in our national history yet it is largely unknown, another of the great sins of ommission when it comes to teaching America's real history.

The show also draws attention to the Obama administration's recent executive order that establishes the Council Of Governors, 10 executives who will rule over 10 regions in the always vaguely worded event of the "national emergency" that previous executive orders, such as Bush's NSPD-51, all laying down the legal parameters for the declaration of martial law. Interestingly the 10 zones overlap nicely with FEMA's. It is late in the episode where Jones and Ventura film a huge repository of plastic coffins/graveliners in Madison, Georgia and speculate on whether there will be a controlled release of a biological warfare agent or some other form of virus to create a pandemic that would trigger the roundups and the filling of the camps with those who try to fight it and don't end up in one of the plastic coffins. I have always been a bit skeptical of this but have read a good deal of material that offers a glimpse into the sort of thinking that drives the pigs who run this system and despite my skepticism that they would actually trigger this sort of event it does fit within their worldview. When thugs and servants of the elite like war criminal Henry Kissinger can come out and refer to people as "useless eaters" it is obvious that there are only two lifeforms in America, vampires and cattle. Being aware of the military and intelligence experimentations with biowarfare and the rumored but not to this point proven existence of race specific bioweapons it would be foolish and naive to not believe that those who are able to conceive of this stuff don't have the stones to use it to further their agendas. There was much hysteria over last year's H1N1/Swine Flu potentially being this event but rather it was in all likelihood the result of greed with Big Pharma rushing to sell as much untested vaccine to a terrified public as they possibly could to juice their stock prices. Again, I am skeptical that the elite would actually carry out such a thing but given the real problems of overpopulation and the need for a big culling don't reject it as paranoia. It would likely be blamed on Iran and then used like 9/11 was to start another war.

Finally, the best part of the show was when Ventura confronted Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen on the existence of the camps. Cohen is a perfect example of the corrpution and amoral elitism that has taken control of our government. Initially the smarmy little bastard is dismissive and mocking, talking about green martians, paranoia and other talking points used to equate honest questioning with the real black helicopter types (even they don't seem to be quite as crazy anymore in this terminally diseased society) and UFO freaks. But when Ventura had a copy of the bill, H.R. 645: National Emergency Centers Establishment Act that was a co-sponsor of the condescension quickly evaporated and this cringing little rat gave up the ghost, being reduced to a quivering blog of jelly when confronted with the truth and disingenuously claiming that he didn't know what was in the bill.  Pretty ironic that Cowen is Jewish, it would seem that of all people that he should have an appreciation of the dangers of allowing such facilities to be built by an out of control regime under the pretense of security. That this vile piece of fascist legislation was produced by the so-called liberal Democratic Congress is just another indictment of our thoroughly rancid and compromised two-party game of three-card Monte that passes for American democracy.

The trap my friends has already been built and is rapidly closing, have no illusions that you will be able to resist when the orders are given to pick up the future residents of the camps, there is no match for raw power and serious military weaponry. The only hope, given that it is not too late already is to espose the bastards, Ventura has done a damned good job of it but it's not enough. I am going to post the segment with the camps, coffins and Cohen below.

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I was not a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

- Pastor Martin Niemöller

November 04, 2010

The Day After Yesterday, The Road Ahead

As promised, Helicopter Ben Bernanke and the temple of avarice at the Marriner S. Eccles Building officially launched QE2 yesterday afternoon. The propaganda pimps in the corporate media are bandying bout the sort of hyperbole like BOLD and UNPRECEDENTED to spin this soon obvious catastrophe. Not that any of the average shmucks give a flying fuck, the elections are over, the scumbaggers have minted their new champions and sent them to D.C. with a mandate to do some serious nigger hunting. More on that in a bit but QE2 will provide the temporary hit that the crack ho economy needs and keep the zombie banks shuffling along just a bit longer allowing chumpland USA to be strip-mined while the finance oligarchs enter the final stages of their imminent relocation to heavily fortified compounds in countries without extradition treaties. I was over at one of my favorite blogs this morning, the wonderful Zero Hedge and found this interesting little tidbit that by the end of November or before the last piece of Thanksgiving sweet potato pie has been eaten that Bernanke's Fed will have surpassed China as the biggest holder of U.S. debt.  Yessir, the coordinates have now been locked in for the final descent into the abyss, the Palinazis will soon control the gulags, camps and crematoriums that will be used to deal with the rabble once the shit hits the fan and hit it it will. I really liked this comment on the linked post by "putbuyer":

WHAM! The stock market collapses because there is no one to buy any of the stock for sale, at any price. It happens in the morning and the word gets out quickly. People know that something big is going on. By noon Eastern Standard Time the whole country is awash in the news. By two o'clock in the afternoon the big box stores are starting to sell out of groceries. All gasoline, food, and ammo are sold out that day. The unthinkable has happened. America has gone to her bunkers and awaits the anarchy that is sure to come. And the next day it begins. Those too stupid or unheeding are out and about looking for what they did not have to begin with. Violence breaks out all over the country, with warehouses in major cities being especially abused. Within a couple of days there is organized looting and robbing taking place. The bigger the marauding gang the more vicious they are. Power begets cruelty and lack of compassion.

The total social breakdown is something that I and others have been talking about for quite some time now, what happens when this putrescent, rotten and bloated to straining corpse known as the American Empire finally bursts and unleashes the maggots. Maggots whose viciousness is about to be fully protected by the state itself which will through it's multimillionaire media demagogues like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh and of course Hitlerina Palin will begin issuing the orders for the pogroms. Bernanke's QE2 which will be followed by more and more conterfeiting will ultimately result in the hyperinflation that will trigger anarchy in the streets as the average American idiot typically doesn't have more than a day or so's worth of groceries on hand at any given time. Once the balloon goes up and the commodities speculators bid oil, corn, wheat and porkbellies to the fucking moon Alice the trucks will stop rolling in all but the essential zones were strategic Military Industrial Complex operations are housed. Gonna be a bad winter when there is no way to afford heating oil or food and substitutes like the furniture and the animals begin to be used instead. It's not much of a reach to see that in many rural or economically gutted rust belt areas that the family dog will be deep fried in one of those big turkey cookers that rednecks dig so much and served for Christmas dinner. Gonna get real ugly, butt ugly and I would advise Americans of two things 1) stock up on non-perishable foods, batteries, over the counter meds and ammo and ...2) like Clint Eastwood as the outlaw Josey Wales once famously remarked ...

"Now remember, things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is."

And that is what it is going to take to hold off vicious swine like the scumbaggers along with the otherwise criminal elements of society who will use the coming descent into barbarism to install themselves as warlords over local fiefdoms. The key is to be able to hunker down long enough to let the mass chaos and looting play out and with any luck at all a good amount of the motherfuckers will end up slaughtering each other, let's face it, the scumbaggers really don't like the darkies to begin with and I am sure that the feeling is mutual. Let them go to war in the early days after collapse. It is I suppose too much to hope for that dumbass Americans of all colors and creed would finally get a clue and see the big picture and instead of looting the local neighborhood they could join up and head towards the gated communities and the McMansions to conduct their raping and pillaging. It may sound like Marxism to some but goddammit, what the fuck is wrong with expropriating and stealing back that which was stolen to begin with? So fuck it, it's gonna be a big whoop de doo when the time comes, it would absolutely wonderful to see Bernanke's head on a pike and every lightpost and tree limb in Manhattan and Washington used to hang bankers, swindlers and politicians.

As far as the so-called Republican wave election goes there are a few things to ponder as the alternative to the fake story that the yellow dog punditry already has as their narrative in place. The mid-terms were indeed a referendum on OBushma but NOT because he is a Commie, Muslim, Socialist Kenyan Manchurian Candidate who seeks to use his militant negro army ACORN to enslave the white race. OBushma and his feckless Democrats were sent packing NOT only because of the plutocrat funded and sanctioned Tea Party uprsings but because he and his administration are garden variety charlatans, liars, cheats and scum - in short they are politicians. While the corporate cash funnelled into negative advertising thanks to the fascist Roberts SCOTUS was astronomical, equally critical was the inconvenient fact for the corporate capitalist system that anyone who is predisposed to sympathizing with the REAL left and not the fag worshipping, butterflies, moonbeams, zebras and fairy tales wimps and nuke Iran for women's rights types that make up the pathetic excuse for the U.S. left - stayed home. The Obama betrayals are many and substantial, from his annoting of the insipid Rahm Emanuel as his top aide (translation: handler) to the lying about the closure of Gitmo, the escalation of the wars, the refusal to hold the Bushreich war criminals accountable, the phony health care reform charade that only benefitted the insurance parasites, the failure to back out of NAFTA and GATT and the tepid jar of leftover vomit that was the financial reform package were just too much for too many to swallow so they just said fuck it and didn't vote. Perhaps the one thing that we all can thank Mr. Hope and Change for is that he is living proof that the entire system is a sham and the game is rigged.

Not that any of this is going to matter when Bernanke's doomsday device has us all on a course straight out of Cormack McCarthy's The Road, just trying to stay alive in a ruined country and one step ahead of the cannibals.