Not The Masher News

A masher is “a man who attempts to force his unwelcome attentions on a woman.” [1]

A woman is approached and touched by a man in an inappropriate way. She could respond by hitting him with her purse and yelling “Masher!” [1]

My late mother, who grew up on Chicago’s south side, had this advice: “Just knee him in the balls.”

The United States has lately been inundated with masher news. America is shocked – shocked! – to discover there are mashers, some of them occupying respected positions. But mashers have been known about for decades, so it is really not something new.

Of course, Ersjdamoo does not approve of mashers. However the recent avalanche of masher news has been rather overdoing the subject.

Do not expect to find yet more masher reports here at Ersjdamoo’s Blog. This is not the masher news.

Abandon hope that there will be anything more than idiocy in “news” reports during this time of gluttony, football, and shopping frenzy. For serious news during this “festive time”, a good place to look is overseas.

Today is the big day: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri is expected to be clearing up matters regarding his bizarre resignation announcement given in Saudi Arabia coincident to a purge there of more than 200 princes, businessmen and technocrats by the incoming government of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. [2] And in fact, Hariri is now back in Lebanon, and “has indicated that he could withdraw his resignation following meetings in Lebanon.” [3]

A curious book, Memoirs of Mr. Hempher, The British Spy to the Middle East, claims that the conservative Islamic reform movement of Wahhabism was founded secretly by the British as part of a conspiracy to corrupt Islam. [4] Stronghold of Wahhabism has been Saudi Arabia, but after the failure of the proxy war in Syria, the Wahhabist warriors have returned to Saudi Arabia in defeat. Now, “[b]old reformist actions on religious policy taken by Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MbS) in 2017 have led some to question the future of Wahhabi conservatism.” [5]

In May 2017, President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were in Saudi Arabia for a glowing orb ceremony, part of an inauguration ceremony for the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology. You know that something big must have been underway, if BOTH the U.S. president AND his secretary of state were present.

——- Sources ——-
[1] “masher”, Urban Dictionary, April 15, 2004. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=masher
[2] “Glowing Orb of Saudi Arabia”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, November 21, 2017. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/glowing-orb-of-saudi-arabia/
[3] “Prime Minister Saad Hariri Returns To Lebanon”, by Richard Gonzales. NPR, November 21, 2017. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/21/565839038/prime-minister-saad-hariri-returns-to-lebanon
[4] “Memoirs of Mr. Hempher, The British Spy to the Middle East”, Wikipedia, November 21, 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memoirs_of_Mr._Hempher,_The_British_Spy_to_the_Middle_East
[5] “Wahhabism”, Wikipedia, November 21, 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahhabism

 

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About ersjdamoo

Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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