FOWC with Fandango — Gibberish

FOWCWelcome to December 14, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “gibberish.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

28 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Gibberish

  1. Marleen December 14, 2020 / 12:05 pm

    Donald Drumpf (aka Trump via name change as his father came from, rather than Norway as he has claimed, Germany) speaks in near gibberish due to a low level of clear reasoned thinking. But his messages to the public and some underlings, as well as sympathizing officials who aren’t in a line of authority reporting to him, are discernible or sympatico enough to incite violence.

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      • sugarunicorn6x0 February 18, 2021 / 9:17 am

        Faith stinks

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        • Marleen February 18, 2021 / 4:09 pm

          I don’t see that scummy guy (the Donald) as a person of faith, but he sure did see a value in pulling the Jesus grift in his direction. The grift (and worse) is centuries old (and not only in the United States of course), and it’s so sad to endure the reality that very few have woken from the perversion of who the person in the Gospels really is.

          Well, anyway, a person with whom I was in conversation for years, because I’d hoped he was a person of faith (and of more spare-time study than usual in that regard), has broadly blocked me (after having edited and lied about my voice on two of his blogs, previously, and having falsely stated in his comments — in order to manage his appearance — that he had stopped blocking me in a discussion {and then another} where he made probably the most extreme accusation against me that he could think of without saying I was an outright criminal {in the country I live in at least}, followed by not permitting a response after he asked me a question). Facts can be a problem for some people.

          I’ll share this song here, which dropped off the planet there. And, since I’m not at a site of his, I’ll follow up with a set of quotations from Donald Trump. {My sharing this isn’t about me being silenced there; it involves a topic to which said non-friend/old friend linked recently, an article that acknowledges violent language among people who say they are on the right (people who often self-righteously see everything they do politically as “right”/correct). Then, however, the article falls into the “both” sides type of thinking. While everyone should evaluate themselves, the article makes some mistakes. Anyone can make a mistake.}

          Sting — They Dance Alone [lyrics included]

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        • Marleen February 18, 2021 / 4:11 pm

          https://www.sting.com/discography/album/195/Singles

          “I’d been in Chile in the late Seventies with the Police. It was at the height of the Pinochet regime, and there was a bit of a furore about us going there. I asked Amnesty International what they thought and their advice was that I should go, because rock’n’roll means freedom in these countries. So we went out there and it was pretty painful. There were troops and tanks on every street. At the press conference they’d put a little British flag and Chilean flag on the table. I picked up the British flag and threw it in the bin. They said, “What did you do that for” and I said, “In our country that flag is the symbol of the British fascist party.” There was uproar. They called us animals. They weren’t very nice to us, the right-wing press in Chile. The women in Chile whose husbands and sons had disappeared would dance outside government buildings with invisible partners. I thought it was such a powerful silent protest and an incredible metaphor for loss and suffering that I wrote this song. They banned the record in Chile. But I played the song over there with some of the women it was written about. It was probably one of the most intense performances of my life. I was put in that situation just because of a song. I’m just a singer.”
          Independent On Sunday, 11/94

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          • Marleen February 18, 2021 / 4:27 pm

            Oh. I should clarify that “with the Police” is a reference to the music group he was part of before he went out completely on his own as a musician.

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        • Marleen February 18, 2021 / 4:14 pm

          Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has retweeted a quote widely attributed to Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini.
          … “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.”

          The account is named @ilduce2016 after Mussolini’s Italian title, the Leader.

          Asked about the tweet in a TV interview, [this candidate in the primary season] Mr Trump said he wanted “to be associated with interesting quotes”.

          “Mussolini was Mussolini… What difference does it make?”
          “It got your attention, didn’t it?”

          Mussolini led Italy from 1922 until 1943, and led the country into war with the US in 1941.
          https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35682844

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        • Marleen February 19, 2021 / 8:02 am

          It does look pretty likely that our freedom of religion (tax-free and nearly untouchable legally) is being used to destroy us by accelerating destruction and impeding and reversing enlightenment. This article heartens back to a church that was considered a cult back decades ago, with their mass arranged marriages and so forth, but they’re “good” now (when the goal among so-called Conservatives is chaos).

          https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/style/wp/2018/05/21/feature/two-sons-of-rev-moon-have-split-from-his-church-and-their-followers-are-armed/

          Sean, with backing from older brother Kook Jin “Justin” Moon, contends he was selected from among his 10 adult siblings to inherit the Unification Church mantle and be crowned the next-generation “Second King” — not a full-fledged messiah like his father purported to be, but nonetheless responsible for finishing the work of building God’s Kingdom. Meanwhile, their mother, Hak Ja Han, claims the Rev. Moon, her husband of 52 years, passed the baton to her.

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          • Marleen February 19, 2021 / 8:35 am

            Conservatism in American politics isn’t the same as Conservative Judaism. (In fact, I suspect the term may have been taken up in hopes of anti-Semitic displacement.)

            That above article was linked to from this article: https://jewishinsider.com/2021/02/mark-robinson-lieutenant-governor-north-carolina/

            Such deflections are woefully insufficient, argued Daniel Greyber, a rabbi at the Conservative Beth El Synagogue in Durham. …

            “Unfortunately,” the rabbi told JI in an interview, “the lieutenant governor is living in a world that is in many ways of his own making.” For Robinson, who seems to thrive in combat, that may be by design.

            “He’s good at using controversy to his advantage,” said Chris Cooper, a professor of political science at Western Carolina University.

            The former factory worker and gun rights advocate shot to fame three years ago when a video recording of a fiery speech he delivered on the floor of a Greensboro City Council meeting went viral. “We want to keep our rights,” Robinson shouted as he vociferously objected to the proposed cancellation of a gun show at a city-owned sports and entertainment complex. [A gun show is a place to market and sell (and buy) guns (often without background checks); not like a museum or history lesson.] “And by god, we’re going to keep them, come hell or high water.” The following month, Robinson’s newfound notoriety earned him a high-profile speaking slot at the [now disgraced by illegal activity but still supported] National Rifle Association’s annual leadership forum, at which Trump also gave remarks. About a year later, in July 2019, he announced his candidacy in the open-seat race for lieutenant governor, all the while racking up a sizable following on social media as he spoke out against abortion, the evils of socialism and other bugbears of the far-right.

            His victory came as a surprise to political observers in North Carolina who assumed that his off-putting remarks would repel voters.

            “I thought that his controversial and, frankly, antisemitic statements would have made the difference in a close election,” Cooper told JI.

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        • Marleen February 19, 2021 / 12:50 pm

          Here’s another common usage of “conservative” (governmentally): I’ve been looking into Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

          Also, it’s been within my lifetime that a high proportion of acceptable, city-dwelling and Christian men didn’t allow their wives to drive. That kind of thinking (and worse), mostly hidden now, still occurs in the United States (protected by CONservative politicians in the name of “freedom” of religion).

          The part I’m quoting isn’t the main subject of the new article below, which I highly recommend reading.

          https://news.yahoo.com/video-dubai-princess-sheikha-latifa-122447077.html

          The family of Loujain al-Hathloul, a Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist, last week thanked President Joe Biden after she was released from jail in the deeply conservative kingdom in another case that’s been decried by the UN and rights groups around the world. Biden has pledged to make human rights a greater priority than his predecessor, Donald Trump, who persistently ignored Al-Hathloul’s plight. The 31-year-old was arrested in 2018 after she posted videos of herself driving online. The videos were an act of resistance against the oil-rich kingdom’s longtime ban on women driving.

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