Newest candidate for governor vows to destroy British Empire's Harvard beachhead
One guess who's announced he's running for governor now that there aren't any Senate races to lose for the next few years?
Yes, it's conspiracy theorist and anti-vaxxer Shiva Ayyadurai, who has pivoted away from the far-right white-supremacist beliefs he's championed over the past few years to pick up the cause of working people.
Working people, he says, are the victims of a global conspiracy of elites on both the right and left to squeeze and destroy them.
Don't worry, Ayyardurai fans, in his announcement video, he still hits some of his past causes: The 2020 elections were stolen, vaccine and mask mandates are evil and the global infrastructure to keep people like him from winning was perfected right here in Massachusetts.
But this time he's added a new cause: Fighting off the British empire, which he said fomented the American Civil War, started World War I and, well, let's not forget World War II, although he didn't get into that, saying he'd save that for a later date. The British, he charges, now effectively rule Massachusetts, via Harvard.
"Massachusetts is a sewer that feeds the global swamp," and the center of that sewer is Harvard, he says.
He alleges that "when the British lost in 1776, they didn't simply leave," (it was 1783, but whatever), but instead moved over to Harvard, which has been colluding with its sister college in the UK, Oxford, to keep working people down ever since (note: Harvard is in Cambridge, which was named for the English city that is home to another famous British university, one that is not Oxford).
That ties back to the global elite war on working people, he says. During the Revolution, the elites leading the war realized they could only win with the support of the working class, and so declared the First and Second Amendments to get workers on their side (he did not discuss how that would even be possible, given that the two amendments to the US Constitution were not enacted until 1791, years after the Revolution had ended and after the failure of the Articles of Confederation, which were the new nation's first attempt at self rule).
There's more, so much more, in his announcement video. If you do watch, save yourself some time and skip the first minute: It's just a 60-second count-down clock with jaunty trade-show pre-keynote music playing as you stare at a photo of the serial candidate.
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I get heavy Lyndon LaRouche
I get heavy Lyndon LaRouche vibes from this guy.
to be honest ...
... it seems like there's been some mainstreaming of LL's messaging (I'm thinking of the insistent but baseless claims that were coming from his quarters back in the Kosovo days, well before he went entirely off the rails upon facing the arrival of Obama's administration).
I mean, he had his followers
I mean, he had his followers try to murder members of a different political group that he broke off from back in the early 70s. LaRouche was off the rails way before the Obama admin.
I can vouch for that
I sort of owe my journalism career to him - back in, oh, 1979 or thereabouts, I got my first big story at the student paper when a LaRouche obersturmbannfuhrer brought some of his LaRouchejugend to Brandeis University to give a talk about how the Queen of England and B'nai B'rith were conspiring to sell drugs, and they were scheduled right after another talk on the Holocaust and, well, the two groups did not mix well.
I wonder if he'll take credit cards like LL did?
And by "take" I mean take, as in charge over and over without permission.
And I gave Trump credit for being the first to do that....
I had two "ladies" chase me from the old State House to Faneuil Hall shouting I had better vote for Lyndon "or else!"
I think the "or else" turned out to be Bush the Younger.
Let's launch him 2 miles into the Atlantic Ocean
and if he can swim back to the mainland, he can rejoin society
He's onto to us. I thought for sure no one would ever figure it out. Still, 250 years is a good run.
Guess it's time to finally head home. Someone call ahead and tell the Queen to put the kettle on. I'll tell the Lizard People they can have anything left behind.
Isn’t the Queen
one of the lizard people?
WTF, can't you keep your mouth shut?!
It just slipped out. That happens sometimes, when you’re licking your lips with your forked tongue.
She ain't no human being
There is no future in England's dreaming
Did you know
that David Icke was one of the Sex Pistols? Fact. Well, actually, not a fact, but who cares.
I thought he invented the Sex Pistols
But Malcolm MacLaren keeps on stealing his credit.
Shiva Ayyadurai invented the Sex Pistols, while he was taking a break from inventing EMAIL. He also invented Gatorade, ice dancing, the quantum cheese-grater, and disco.
And there goes my job at Harvard's Office of British Collusion.
Bad show, old chap!
As someone who actually took a history class
Honestly, after all the bad takes on the Civil War, it's a refreshing change to listen to someone get the Revolutionary War completely wrong for a change. I look forward to his next video where he blames the Korean War on AOC.
What a fucking knucklehead
Why don't we just skip him getting ~1% of the vote and just start screaming about the fraud that stole this next election from him now.
The only other politician
I recall, who made a point of constantly reminding people where they received their PhD, was that John Hagelin moron (PhD Harvard) who was the Natural Law Party presidential candidate in 1992. Looks like EMAIL boy is in good wackjob company.
I'm almost starting to feel sorry for him
He sounds deeply disturbed. But he probably thinks modern psychiatry is part of the global conspiracy, too, so good luck getting him help.
Brits out! He's going for the
Brits out! He's going for the South Boston vote...back in 1980.
Tiocfaidh ar la Shiva, someday soon I'm sure.
Does uHub have a Ridiculous Braying
Asshole of the Year award? I'd put Ayyardurai as a lock for it, and he has so much competition these days.
It's like he enjoys getting brutally thumped in elections and looking like tap-dancing clown in DayGlo orange lederhosen while doing it. Not kink-shaming, but this looks like a new flavor of masochism.
Maybe he has a grudge against MIT, and this is his self-owning revenge: constantly reminding people of his connection to it? You want to make a bunch of MIT alums cringe and stare at the ground in embarrassment, mention Shiva.
I wonder if he could scam more money if instead of running, he promised MIT alums that if they donate, he *won't* run. Something to think about, Herr Doctor Professor Putz! Text me, Fake Email Man: I have an MIT pal who'd glad to run that campaign!
This sounds like the plot
This sounds like the plot line from an episode of South Park.
Working people, he says, are
With you so far, Dr. Email...
Aaaaaaaand, you lost me.
Just to be clear
Thanks for the clarification man, I wasn't too sure for a second.
Four legs goooood
He gets his cult followers to bleat "Truth, Freedom, Health" at his "rallies". As chants go it's pretty weak, just like the whole pack of them.
The British Empire is to blame... for Shiva...
Had they never ruled over India, he and his family might never have landed on American shores. So there's that...
One little critique, Adam
The British left Boston, and effectively Massachusetts, on March 17, 1776. You are remembering the history you grew up with, wherein the troops did not evacuate until after the peace treaty was signed.
I'm well aware of the history of Evacuation Day, thanks. From the context, that's not what he was talking about - he was talking about the entire Revolution.
I don't know
I guess I could read what he wrote, but is that really worth my time and effort? Nah. That's what we've got you for. I hope you get hazard pay when he publishes something vaguely newsworthy.
I wish he had written that down
Would have taken a lot less time to read than listening to a 32-minute campaign video (well, or the 15 minutes I managed to get through ...).
Good Lord, man
I hate to criticize your editorial choices out in print, but that's 15 minutes you'll never get back for a guy who won't get more than 5% even if he runs in the Republican primary.
He's espoused a lot of crazy views, but are you sure about the white supremicist business? In at least one interview I saw he accused the interviewer of racism on the basis of Ayyardurai being a dark-skinned Indian.
Shiva certainly pals round with neo-Nazis. And
the white supremacist movement has plenty of useful saps who happen to be people of color.
I have a former friend, an Asian-American dude, who has fallen in with some Proud Boy types. I tried to warn him: "They'll use you for your social media skills and following, but eventually they will turn on you." He has since cut off our friendship, another tragic victim of the right-wing propaganda vortex. (There are almost certainly brain chemistry issues at work there, too.)
It's shame: he used to be a really good guy before he became a slavering conspiracy-theory whacko with scary neo-Nazi friends.
And I can personally attest
How he feels about certain Indian castes
Nazis for Shiva ...
the real Aryan.
Kind of like a certain Harvard alum
Zuckerfucker seems to think that all his money and Roman Specialboy haircuts will somehow keep those nazis and white power whackjobs that he coddles and nurtures from wanting to deport and/or murder his wife and child.
Remember back in 2017, when some white supremacists held a rally on the Common the week after Charlottesville - where maybe 20 of them were surrounded by thousands of protesters?
Among the people on the bandstand? Shiva Ayyadurai with his little bullhorn (he sued the city over the way it handled the rally - and lost).
He announced his 2018 Senate run (one of the ones he lost) at a white-supremacist/Gamergate conclave in Washington.
After awhile, it starts to sound like the punchline to the question what do you call ten people having dinner with a Nazi?
Ayyadurai basically accuses anybody who questions him of being a racist, as he did earlier this year when a Nantucket high-school student challenged his claim that he invented e-mail. It's an easy out.
Nazi =? white supremecist
Sure, Nazis tend to be white supremicists, and vice versa, but are they the same thing?
Let me know...
Let me know when you see daylight between them.
In the present moment, they are fellow travelers to such a degree that the distinction is purely academic, and much of practical import may be lost if you devote more than trivial energy to it.
Champagne vs Sparkling Wine
“If fascisim doesn’t come from a specific region in Germany…”
Harvard was modeled after the other big English university, because that's where many of the Puritans had attended college. And they liked that other English university so much that they even named the local college town after it.
After I read your comment, I braced myself, then called up his video again to make sure he really did say "Oxford" instead of "Cambridge" and I didn't just type "Oxford" for the hell of it. But, yes, he really said "Oxford."
I wonder who MIT is colluding with?
The Cambridge–MIT Institute
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cambridge–MIT Institute, or CMI, was a partnership between the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2008 CMI issued a "final report" describing its activities from late 2000 to 2006, stating that it had "evolved into the CMI Partnership Programme." The CMI website hosted by the University of Cambridge later noted that "CMI activities are now fully embedded within the two institutions."
Current website, still uses the present tense:
Look at the good side
The entertainment value is worth it. On a slow news day, Adam will always have Shiva to to fall back on.
If a tree falls in the forest.....
....and nobody was around to hear it, would it still make a noise? If Shiva A does something silly and it is not posted on UHub, did it really happen? Seriously, why give this eccentric local gadfly the oxygen? I totally would have forgotten about ol' Shiva had I abruptly stopped looking at UHub every time I get bored at work. Stop publishing his antics, and he likely becomes just another kook spotted on the T ranting about whatever or howling at his dead relatives every now and then.
And one I ask myself every time I start to write about him.
I won't get into the whole "If we ignore them now, that just lets them grow in the shadows" thing, even though there is that (I mean, odd sounding people saying odd things have done some major damage in the world over the past 100 years), but OK, it's more I find the issue of how people are attracted to somebody like him interesting.
This isn't oxygen for him
This isn't oxygen for him. Do you really think that discussions of Shiva here somehow amplify his message or give life to his highly erratic candidacies?
The British consulate in Boston reacts
Get Doug Bennett on the slate!
While neither one of them have a chance at winning a governor's race here I just really want to see the two of them in the same debate.
How about Scott Lively?
The perennial gay-obsessed Jesus jiver is always good for a laugh/yikes moment. Mix him up with Shiva on a debate stage and the fireworks will be epic.
Punchy Palmer, another prize GOP candidate
Has been posting this line of gaga for a couple of months now - was wondering where he got it.
Trump has already endorsed Raw Diehl, but Dr Shiva was one of his prime supporters in proving vote fraud. The state GOP hates Shiva with the intensity of a thousand suns, so it will be interesting, especially if Shiva gets enough votes to get on the primary ballot.
Speaking of totally sane gubernatorial candidates
Independent candidate Dianna Ploss attends the Revere human rights commission meeting last evening and shenanigans ensue. The shithousery starts around the 33:00 mark.
Looks like the tin-foil hat demographic is well-sealed up for next year.
Doesn't he know that without
Doesn't he know that without financially stable people and capitalism he'd have nobody giving him an income? Money makes money. No matter what u choose to do.
If He Needs a Running Mate
Althea Garrison isn't doing anything these days, and the optics would be amazing, way better than Doug Bennett, who has zero entertainment value and is merely a pain.
But, seriously, why hasn't anyone set his bus on fire yet?
There's one problem with that
Garrison is not a registered Republican.
Now if Dr. E-mail runs as an independent, it could work.
I'm not going to lie. Seeing Garrison run statewide would be a nice end to her running career.
No entertainment value?
Apparently you've never read any of his candidate position articles or been chased down by him on the highway because he thought you were someone that worked for Governor Baker (true story).
I close my eyes and hold my ears and sing la-la-la whenever I see his name. (I never hear his name.)
My first thought was, and I'm sorry, but it really was -
"Magoo is running?"
(and either that blocking code really does work, or he's been quiet lately)
BRB running Shiva and Magoo's
BRB running Shiva and Magoo's respective corpuses into the stylometer just to make sure.