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Monday, November 20, 2017

Al Franken

Al Franken

By Expotera
November 20, 2017

Below for your independent, objective, and thoughtful review is
a picture of the current Senator of my home State of Minnesota,
Al Franken.

Now no one has seen and/or directly heard from Senator Franken
since this below photo has been made available to the public.

But a second young woman by the name of Lindsay Menz, has now
come forward to say, "Sen. Al Franken" inappropriately touched her
in 2010, telling a reporter from CNN, "That he grabbed her buttocks
while taking a photo with her at the Minnesota State Fair."

In the photo of Mrs. Menz and Senator Franken, the Senator's face is
pressed up against Mrs. Menz's, but the lower halves of their bodies
are not shown.

Mrs. Menz later posted the photo with Senator Franken
on her Facebook page back on August 27, 2010.

Her sister, Mrs. Cari Thunker, commented under the photo:
"Sorry, but you two aren't Bibles width apart" -- a reference,
Mrs. Thunker explained to the reporter at CNN, just how physically
close Mrs. Menz and Senator Franken were in this particular photo.

Mrs. Menz responded to her sister on Facebook by saying and
by writing: "Dude -- Al Franken TOTALLY molested me! Creeper!"

This exchange is still visible to Mrs. Menz's Facebook family and
friends which only lends further credence to her story, as well as
further evidence and further reasons for why Senator Al Franken
should, "RESIGN" before further humiliating and embarrassing
himself, his family, his political party, his State, and his whole
entire Country for that matter.

Someone once said, "A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words" and in
this particular case there is absolutely positively nothing more for
Senator Al Franken to say except, "I Resign" while he continues to
remain in hiding from the news media and all of his Constituents.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Superficial Patriotism

Superficial Patriotism

By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
November 14, 2017

The time has come for America to hear the truth about this tragic
war.

In international conflicts, the truth is hard to come by because
most nations are deceived about themselves.

Rationalizations and the incessant search for scapegoats are the
psychological cataracts that blind us to our sins.

But the day has passed for, "Superficial Patriotism."

He who lives with untruth lives in spiritual slavery.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

War At Home

War At Home

By Mission 22
November 12, 2017

This memorial is dedicated to the men and women whom have
fought overseas and now have paid the final price here at home.

We could not stand idly by as Veteran suicides swept the country.

Every image standing before you was drawn from a photograph
of a Veteran who lost their battle in the War at home.

This memorial is meant to remind us of our loss, to amend the past,
honor the present and prevent this from happening in the future.

The current national statistic for Veteran suicide in America
is at twenty two per day.

We offer our sincere gratitude to every family member of the
silhouettes representing the men and the women standing before
you, for your great courage in allowing us to build this memorial.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Suicide In The Trenches

Suicide In The Trenches

By Siegfried Sassoon
November 11, 2017

I knew a simple soldier boy,
Who grinned at life in empty joy,
Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
And whistled early with the lark.

In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
He put a bullet through his brain.
No one spoke of him again.

You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye,
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray you'll never know,
The hell where youth and laughter go.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Here Is The Church

Here Is The Church

By John Snider
Counterpunch
November 9, 2017

Here is the church
Here is the steeple
Open the doors—blood and dead people
Close the doors and hear them pray
God Bless our guns and the NRA


https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/11/07/here-is-the-church

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Evil Begets Evil

Evil Begets Evil

By Expotera
November 5, 2017

Earlier today at least 26 people were killed and more than 20
other people were wounded in Sunday's mass church shooting
in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

The suspected shooter has been identified as a 26 year old white
male by the name of Devin Patrick Kelley, who was a member
of the US Air Force and he served at Holloman Air Force Base
in New Mexico from 2010 until his discharge, according to the
US Air Force.

The victims range in age from 5 to 72 years old and among the
dead is the 14-year-old daughter of the First Baptist Church's
pastor, Frank Pomeroy, according to his wife, Sherri Pomeroy,
the girl's mother.

This is now the largest mass shooting event in the history of the
State of Texas and this is now the fourth deadliest mass shooting
event in the history of the United States of America as well.

Exactly one month ago the United States of America experienced
the largest mass shooting event in it's history out in Las Vegas,
Nevada.

These are truly "Dark Times" here in the United States of America,
but this is what happens when a Country openly sells it's, "Soul"
to the devil, by refusing to investigate, arrest, prosecute, convict,
and, "Execute" all of those who are now responsible for putting the
United States of America well over, "$20 Trillion Dollars" in debt,
over these past 16+ years.

In the Bible it very clearly states that, "Evil Begets Evil" so as long
as the United States of America continues on it's own present path
and course of, "Evil" nothing is ever going to change for the better
and truly, "The Worst" is still yet to come.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Empire

Empire

By Antoinette Muller
October 31, 2017

The empire has fallen
And it will try to rise again
It had the strength of 100 horses
And 1000 armed men

But the empire has fallen,
Will it ever rise again?

The king and the queen
Had to forfeit their crowns
Their empire is burning
And the troops are trying to kill the flames

In time,
A fallen empire will rise again.

And thy kingdom will come
Thy will, will be done
But the men will always hold
The memory of defeat

Monday, October 30, 2017

One Day Tomorrow Won’t Arrive

One Day Tomorrow Won’t Arrive

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Information Clearing House
October 30, 2017

Before the idiots in Washington get us blown off of the face of the
earth, the morons had better come to terms with the fact that the
US military is now second class compared to the Russian military.

For example, the US Navy has been made obsolete by Russia’s
hypersonic maneuvering Zircon missile.

For example, the speed and trajectory changes of the Russian
Sarmat ICBM has nullified Washington’s ABM system.

One Sarmet is sufficient to take out Great Britain, or France,
or Germany, or Texas. It only takes a dozen to wipe out the
United States.

Why don’t you know this?

For example, Washington’s enormously expensive F-35 jet fighter
is no match whatsoever for Russian fighters.

For example, US tanks are no match for Russian tanks.

For example, Russian troops are superior in their combat readiness
and training and are highly motivated and not worn out by 16 years
of pointless and frustrating wars over no one knows what.

If the US ends up in a catastrophic war with a militarily superior
power, it will be the fault of Hillary Clinton, the DNC, former
CIA director John Brennan and the military/ security complex,
the presstitute media, and the American liberal/progressive/
left, which, made completely stupid by Identity Politics, has
allied with neoconservative warmongers against President Trump
and prevented Trump from normalizing relations with Russia.

Without normal relations with Russia, nuclear Armageddon
hangs over us like the sword of Damocles.

Do you not agree that it is outrageous, astounding, inexcusable,
inexplicable, reckless and irresponsible that the Democratic Party,
the print and TV media, the military/security complex that is
supposed to protect us, and the liberal/progressive/left are
working hand in glove to destroy the human race?

Why is there so much opposition to normalizing relations with
a nuclear power?

Why did even the Greens jump on the anti-Trump propaganda
bandwagon.

Don’t the Greens understand the consequences of nuclear war?

Why is there such a crazed, insane effort to eject a president
who wants to normalize relations with Russia?

Why are these questions not part of the public discourse?

The failure of political leadership, of media, of the intellectual
class in America is total.

The rest of the world must find some means of quarantining
Washington before the evil destroys life on earth.


http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48124.htm

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Empire of Lies

The Empire of Lies

By Smaller Than Galaxies
October 28, 2017

Think for yourself they'll tell you,
But you'll never agree,
Because you want no liberty.

Even though it is all or nothing,
A willingness to die by those values,
But they'll tell you that you're incompetent,
While they steal another set of data.

Quietly from the cradle,
And you'll think that's fine and okay,
As you watch another show and simply lay.

They want you to be politically minimal and vote the same,
Because it is cause for a simple aim,
To vote for everything to be as it once was,
The counter will buzz as the state lives on.

The surface level is easy, quick, and enjoyable,
Just 140 characters of freedom are enough.

Everything else is far too hard,
Because propaganda is still easy even in democracy,
Despite the fact that it's all fucking hypocrisy,
We'll never be free until you're willing to see,
That in the empire of lies truth is treason.



Friday, October 27, 2017

Demise of The American Empire

Demise of The American Empire
Pinpointing The Timeline

By Stuart Jeanne Bramhall
Dissident Voice
October 27, 2017

Prior to 2001 and the launch of the War on Terror, the US political
elite adamantly denied (despite massive evidence to the contrary),
that the United States was an empire rather than a republic.

Because their sudden about face (i.e., acknowledgement and
promotion of US imperialism) was so recent, there has been little
opportunity for scholarly analysis of America’s effectiveness as an
empire.

It’s this void Alfred McCoy seeks to fill with In the Shadows of
the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power.

Competition For Control of The Eurasian Landmass

McCoy traces America’s serious global empire building to their
defeat of Spain in the Spanish-American War in 1898, which
won them Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Panama Canal Zone and the
Philippines.

He maintains that US strategies for empire-building, like those
of the former British empire, have mainly relied on seeking and
maintaining control of the “World-Island.”

The is a term coined by London School of Economics director
Halford Mackinder’s World Island in 1904.

Under this concept, the World Island consists of the vast European-
Asian landmass that is home to 70% of the world’s population, 75%
of its global energy resources and 60% of its current productivity.

How The US Maintains Military Control

After the US became the world’s preeminent superpower after
World War II, they have used nine basic strategies to maintain
military control of the Eurasian landmass: mass surveillance (based
on a system of extensive personal data collection that began during
their “pacification” 2 of the Philippines (1898-1907); CIA covert
operations (involving electoral interference, military coups,
installation of compliant puppet dictators, targeted assassinations,
torture, advanced technological weaponry (electronic sensors,
satellite imagery, drones, etc) and, increasingly, cyperwarfare
and space-based weaponry (most information about the latter
two is classified).

Falling Behind China Economically and Militarily

For me the most interesting section of the book examines ways in
which the US is rapidly falling behind China — not only economically
but militarily.

McCoy identifies Bush’s rash decision to invade Iraq as the start
of the American empire’s steady decline.

While the US has spent the last 16 years mired in unwinnable
wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, China is busily building alliances
and investing their trade surplus (from selling Americans cheap
consumer goods) in Russia and other countries located in the
World Island.

In Afghanistan alone, they are responsible for 79% of foreign
investment.

Meanwhile China is rapidly creating a single economic zone across
the Eurasian landmass, with a vast network of high speed trains and
pipelines following historical Silk Road and Trans-Siberian Railway
routes – and soon a high speed Southeast Asian and Moscow-Beijing
line.

Even the Pentagon-linked Rand Corporation predicts China’s will
exceed that of the US by 2030 or sooner.

In 2010, China became the world’s leading manufacturing nation.

In 2014, it took the lead in the number of new patents it awards
annually.

Even more concerning is the rapid decline of US educational
standards compared to those of China, which has ominous
implications for the development of high tech weaponry.

Chinese students consistently score first in math, science and
reading, while US students score 27th, 20th and 17th respectively.

By 2025, China is expected to have better long range cruise missiles
than the US, better air defense aircraft, better electronic sensors,
better digital communications capacity, better computer processing
power and better cyber-security.

At the same time, they have a significant strategic advantage
because the US spreads its military resources so thin by fighting
so many foreign wars simultaneously.

According to McCoy, they already have the ability to cripple critical
US infrastructure (electrical and telecommunications grid and
pipelines) via cyber warfare.

Collapse Predicted Between 2030-2040

McCoy predicts (and makes an excellent case for) the demise
of the US empire some time between 2030-2040.

It could happen gradually, as US economic and military prowess
continues its steady decline – or suddenly, if the loss of its
privileged status causes the US dollar to collapse.

The impending implosion may be aggravated by climate change,
especially if the Pentagon is drawn into wars over dwindling food
and water resources or control of massive numbers of climate
refugees.


https://dissidentvoice.org/2017/10/demise-of-the-american-
empire-pinpointing-the-timeline

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Empire

The Empire

By Edward Coles
October 24, 2017

The Empire is built on the soil of a million dead soldiers.

Drug of war, crater covered up by miles of dust and distance;
Cameras cut to graves of the fallen 'brave'
As if bravery can only exist in death.

Meanwhile, cameras forgot
To catch the fall of the still living into poverty
A life of psychological warfare.

How can you fund a disaster
When you have no proof that it is there?

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Proverbs Ten Twenty One

Proverbs Ten Twenty One

By Expotera
October 21, 2017

The pen is mightier than the sword. — English Proverb

It takes a whole village to raise a child. — African Proverb

A child is a bridge to Heaven. — Persian Proverb

Even a small star shines in the darkness. — Danish Proverb

Even though you know a thousand things, ask the
man who knows one. — Turkish Proverb

Begin to weave and God will give the thread. — German Proverb

There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out. — Russian Proverb

Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.
— English Proverb

Truth is more valuable if it takes you a few years to find it.
— French Proverb

The best candle is understanding. — Welsh Proverb

Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the
hunter. — African Proverb

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because
it has a song. — Chinese Proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight. — Japanese proverb

Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
— Maori Proverb

If you can't live longer, live deeper. — Italian Proverb

Don‘t go to another monastery with your own rules.
— Russian Proverb

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
— English Proverb

Ashes fly back into the face of he who throws them.
— African Proverb

Even from a foe a man may learn wisdom. — Greek Proverb

At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go into the same
box. — Italian Proverb

A picture is worth a thousand words. — English Proverb

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Journey

The Journey

By Linda Ori
Poem Hunter
October 19, 2017

Oh, I have walked this land before
Have wandered through some hidden door,
Left footprints on a distant shore
Then traveled 'round the bend;

I have appeared in many forms,
And I've encountered many storms,
Lived and died and been reborn
My lifetimes to defend;

There is a purpose so divine
That lets our spirits intertwine
And blossom into vintage wine
Our hearts and souls to blend;

And even though our paths divide,
That soul connection deep inside
Will hold us close though we have died
I'll know you as my friend

When we shall wander back again,
Neither knowing where or when,
No matter where our souls have been
The journey has no end......


https://www.poemhunter.com/poems/journey/page-1/2194018

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Twenty Four

Twenty Four

By Nicholas Gordon
October 14, 2017

Twenty Four is still in preparation,
Waiting for the future to begin.

Each moment is an infinite regress,
Neither more sustainable nor less,
Transforming what will be to what has been.

Yet the heart is fierce with speculation,
For now, so much depends on each sensation.

Opening a vista to the west,
Upon which one might choose which route is best,
Reckoning which wagers one might win.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

American Psycho

American Psycho

By Expotera
October 11, 2017

We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate
to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth.
-- Sydney Schanberg

The worst forms of tyranny, or certainly the most successful ones,
are not those we rail against but those that so insinuate themselves
into the imagery of our consciousness, and the fabric of our lives,
as not to be perceived as tyranny. -- Michael Parenti

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
-- Charles de Gaulle

These are the men who, without virtue, labour, or hazard,
are growing rich, as their country is impoverished; they rejoice,
when obstinacy or ambition adds another year to slaughter and
devastation; and laugh, from their desks, at bravery and science,
while they are adding figure to figure, and cipher to cipher,
hoping for a new contract from a new armament, and computing
the profits of a siege or tempest. -- Samuel Johnson

In such a world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners,
it is the job of thinking people, not to be on the side of the
executioners. -- Albert Camus:

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
-- Abraham Lincoln

Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and
civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
-- Abraham Flexner

The time has come for America to hear the truth about this tragic
war. In international conflicts, the truth is hard to come by because
most nations are deceived about themselves. Rationalizations and
the incessant search for scapegoats are the psychological cataracts
that blind us to our sins. But the day has passed for superficial
patriotism. He who lives with untruth lives in spiritual slavery.
-- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man
objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.
-- Clarence Darrow

A tyrant has succeeded in his search for absolute power when
his own people fear to question his actions. -- Ramman Kenoun

The, "civilized" have created the wretched, quite coldly and
deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; they are
responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; they rain down
bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide
that their, "vital interests" are menaced, and they think nothing
of torturing a man to death; these people are not to be taken
seriously when they speak of the "sanctity" of human life, or the
conscience of the civilized world. -- James Baldwin

Did you know that the worldwide food shortage that threatens up
to five hundred million children could be alleviated at the cost of
only one day, only one day, of modern warfare. -- Peter Ustinov

We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it
so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives...inside
ourselves. -- Albert Camus

I believe in liberty for all men: the space to stretch their arms
and their souls; the right to breathe and the right to vote, the
freedom to choose their friends, enjoy the sunshine and ride on
the railroads uncursed by color; thinking, dreaming, working as
they will in a kingdom of beauty and love. -- W. E. B. Du Bois

War is the business of barbarians. -- Napoleon Bonaparte

I will always be on the side of those who have nothing and who
are not even allowed to enjoy the nothing they have in peace.
-- Frederico Garcia

When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the Flag.
-- Sinclair Lewis

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Psych Ward

Psych Ward

By John Davis
Counterpunch
October 7, 2017

It started at the end of the fifteenth century.

A cohort of brutal, sociopathic Europeans, fresh from the torture
rooms of the Spanish Inquisition, and later from duty in the
religious wars, arrived on American shores to kick butt.

By 1610, they and their successors, by steel sword, axe, knife,
pike, biological pathogens and very occasionally by blunderbuss,
had killed fifty million largely stone-age indigenous people.

In the northern temperate zone of this vast continent, some
of those mass murderers became the founding patients of the
Psych Ward; others followed, less blood thirsty perhaps, but
they too quickly adopted the deadly imperial ethos established
by those first conquerors.

This is the institution in which we Americans now find ourselves
immured.

Today, we continue to condone, as we whimper in our cells,
condos or McMansions, institutional killing at an industrial scale.

We continue to countenance the training of thousands of killers
(otherwise known as ‘our boys’) in ‘boot camps’ where their
sensitivities towards evisceration and ensanguining are blunted,
and many thousands more men and women who directly support
them logistically, nutritionally and medically.

We continue to revere the executives who command them and
who themselves train in elite colleges where they are taught the
fine arts of chemical, ballistic, incendiary and steel-edged death.

They are taught both the mastery of their death cadres and of
elaborate technical methods for the destruction of transportation
networks, food production, water supplies, shelter and culture;
some may graduate with minors in wreaking political mayhem,
plundering and the practice of torture and mind control.

From 1610, a year now marked in honor of the fact that native
cultures had been destroyed to the point where vast acreages of
temperate and tropical forests had replaced their seasonally burnt
hunting and gathering fields and thus established the benchmark
for the global encapsulation of CO2 behavior within the Psych Ward
changed little.

The patients’ mission to destroy lives, settlements, agricultures,
self-sufficient cultures and their ecosystems remained in place
rationalized by their desire for treasure and the satiation of their
blood lust.

At the end of the century, as their psychoses began to metastasize,
the patients turned in on themselves and murdered, by hanging,
twenty women who spoke against the Ward’s ethos and established
themselves as people of peace, or who embraced their sexuality
or who declared their independence from the domineering men
who exemplified the prevailing, and much honored, sicknesses of
the mind.

Although partly peopled by those in search of the freedom to
worship their monotheistic deity, increasingly, the population
of the Ward transferred their religious allegiance to the Market,
where the bounties reaped from the spilling of blood were traded
one against the other in a downwardly spiraling death frenzy of
exploitation.

Nothing remained sacred except the Market.

Man and beast, ecosystems and mineral deposits were sacrificed to
this deity’s ceaseless demands for more, ever more, of everything.

In the eighteenth century, this ‘everything’ began to include the
trafficking of Africans stolen from their homes, families, and
cultures, and shipped to the burgeoning plantation economies
of the Ward.

In a vicious triangular trade between Britain, Africa and America
from whence flowed mostly the drug crops of sugar and tobacco
those that survived the Middle Passage slaved for their enslavers
and bred new slaves for their master’s sexual and economic
gratification; from Europe came the fine goods that fell into the
maw of the Ward’s omnivorous Market.

The by then ritualized killing of natives and the stealing of their
lands continued through the years in desultory fashion.

Towards the end of the century there was occasion for more
bloodletting as the Ward patients rose up against their imperial
master, the dotty King of England, to demand full control in their
worship of the Market and so gain revolutionary freedoms in the
practice of new liturgies in service to their God.

A further skirmish at the beginning of the nineteenth century
confirmed in the patients the dark desire to press on in the
annihilation of the indigenous people and to fully occupy what
they had come to imagine as their God-given, rightful swathe
of temperate North America.

Cotton shortly became the economic driver of this blood-thirsty
expansion.

Europe outlawed the slave trade in 1807, and the Ward was
forced to rely on their own production of enslaved Africans.

They bent to their task with a will, shipping coffles of shackled
slaves south and west to tend the new fields of cotton – now the
world’s most valuable commodity.

There they were forged by what Edward Baptist calls the whipping
machine into an army of scourged bodies, a cotton-picking
industrial machine of ferocious efficiency.

For six or more decades, this machine produced the great wealth
of the Ward that enabled it to create the world’s second industrial
revolution; its sickest patients becoming some of the richest people
in the world.

Even now, the red stripes of the Ward flag evoke the bloody
striations of the whipped slave’s back and the box of stars in
its corner the miss-firing synapses of the black man’s brain,
beaten about the head by the overseer’s cudgel for missing
his ever-growing quota of picked cotton.

African Americans were finally emancipated in the first war
in which automatic weapons played a significant part, and
in which over 600,000 patients lost their lives.

In time, the freed slaves adopted the arts and culture of death
and they too became patients of the Ward.

Because of the color of their skin, many were at first hung by the
neck from trees on the slightest pretext, but over time the many
were more mercifully, but equally unjustly, quarantined in the vast
infrastructures of incarceration that have since become a vital part
of the Ward’s culture.

Towards the end of the 1800’s, the generals mandated the
destruction of the Buffalo because it served as life-support
for those few remaining Native warriors and their families
who stayed outside of the Ward – their extirpation promising
in return, the rich breadbasket of the Prairies.

The beasts were piled high on the plains, machine-gunned to death
with only the tongues removed from the carcasses, as demanded of
the fickle marketplace.

Meanwhile, civilian patients shot millions of passenger pigeons
out of the sky and out of their roosts in a vast butchery that
resulted in a tiny fraction of the birds reaching market and
ending up on a patient’s table, whilst ensuring the extinction
of this once ubiquitous bird.

This was a time, against a background of great technological
progress, of the railroad and telegraph, of oil wells and mechanized
mining, when the endemic psychosis of the Ward sunk deeper and
deeper into the land and forever blighted its indigenous people, its
flora, fauna, and earthen crust.

It is redundant to list the wars of empire in which, over the last
century and a half, the Ward has participated.

The dead are numberless.

The technologies of death are ever more efficient and they
are spread ever more carelessly beyond the Ward to release
the toxic spores of its psychoses.

As unregulated patients, outside of the organized death squads,
we are permitted to possess weapons which are, it seems,
necessary implements for the expression of our primal, psychotic
urges.

Remarkably, for the most part, we don’t just kill each other; but
within the Ward, guns claim the lives of over 30,000 patients a
year, many are children, most are suicides.

Gun violence is the dark cloacal river that runs through the Ward
and expels the waste of our deepest mental disturbances.

Last week a patient killed almost sixty people and injured five
hundred more as he fired automatic weapons into a crowd of
country music fans dancing in an arena below his hotel window.

It was much remarked upon by the Ward media.

We were instructed by our leaders to pray for the loved ones of
the patients who had died.

I deeply regret their deaths: but it was just another night in the
Psych Ward.


https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/10/06/psych-ward

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

By Expotera
October 4, 2017

On Sunday, October 1, 2017 the deadliest mass shooting in the
modern history of the United States of America occurred in the
city of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Over 500 people ended up being shot and injured and
58 people were killed as a result of this very clear act
of, "Domestic Terrorism" in Las Vegas.

In America, no one wants to talk about, "Domestic Terrorism"
just like no one wants to talk about the, "National Debt" as well.

So down the proverbial, "Rabbit Hole" me and my fellow American's
shall continue to go, because no one wants to change or challenge
the current status quo.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Take A knee

Take A Knee

By Lore Me34
Poem Hunter
September 30, 2017

We take a knee not because we are unpatriotic.

We take a knee not because we dislike our President.

We take a knee not because we are against Law Enforcement.

We take a knee so that America can become the great
democracy that it claims to be.

We take a knee so that our elected officials can hear
our voice and make real change.

We take a knee because our national anthem is injustice
for one is injustice for all.

We believe that America can live up to all are created equal
that is why we take a knee.


https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/take-a-knee

Thursday, September 28, 2017

"Son of a Bitch"

"Son of a Bitch"

By Expotera
September 28, 2017

Dear President Trump:

Last week at one of your campaign style rallies down in Huntsville,
Alabama you very openly stated that any NFL football player who
decides to take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem
was a, "Son of a Bitch" who immediately deserved to be, "Fired"
from his job as a football player in the NFL.

So President Trump, with all this now being said and also speaking
of, "Son of a Bitch" I am just openly wondering what ever happened
to, "Lock Her Up" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened to, "We Are Going To Drain The Swamp" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened to, "We Are Going To Repeal and Replace" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened to, "We Are Going To Build That Wall" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened to, "We Are Going To Bring Our Jobs Back" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened to, "We Are Going To Rebuild Our Inner Cities" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened to, "The First 100 Days" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened to, "I Love Wikileaks" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened to, "What The Hell Do You Have To Lose" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened to, "Believe Me I Won't Ever Let You Down" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened to, "We Are Going To Put America First" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened to, "We Are Going To Start Winning Again" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened to, "We Are Going To Investigate 911" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened to, "We Are Going To Make America Safe Again" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened to, "We Are Going To Audit The FED" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened to, "We Are Going To Make America Rich Again" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened
to, "The $2.3 Trillion Dollars" that went missing from the Pentagon
one day before, "911" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" why hasn't George
Bush been tried and convicted of, "Treason" for all of his war crimes
and for doubling our Country"s national debt from $5 trillion dollars
to well over, "$10 Trillion Dollars" during his eight years as,
"President" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" why hasn't Barack
Obama been tried and convicted of, "Treason" for all of his many,
many, war crimes and for doubling our Country"s national debt
from $10 trillion dollars to well over, "$20 Trillion Dollars" during
his eight years as, "President" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" why hasn't Bill Gates
been arrested and convicted for the multiple illegal campaign
contributions both he and his company Microsoft have now made
over these past, many, many, years and campaign election cycles
and for also, "Stealing" my multi-billion dollar Internet start-up
called, "Expotera" completely away from me and all of my private
Investors as well, President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened
to all of our, "Birth Certificates Bonds" which were stolen from all
of us as, "American Citizens" at the time of each of our individual
births by the, "Federal Reserve Bank" President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened
to the, "Coinage Clause" which under the Constitution gives
Congress the exclusive right and power to coin all of our Nation's,
"Money" under Article I, Section 10, President Trump??

President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever happened
to saying, "Thank You" Tony Whitcomb for directly helping me to
become America's, "45th President" President Trump??

And President Trump, speaking of, "Son of a Bitch" whatever
happened to, "Making America Great Again" President Trump??

Inclosing President Trump, perception is nine tenths reality, which
simply means if you are willing to, "Lie" about it, someone else will
be willing to, "Swear" to it, but this still doesn't make me, or
anyone else who looks like me for that matter a, "Son of a Bitch"
but it does very clearly show that as, "Human Beings" we often
project onto, "Others" what we really, and truly are, "Ourselves"
President Trump.

Sincerely,

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

By Expotera
September 26, 2017

On May 3, 2017 the Caribbean Island and unincorporated U.S.
Territory called, "Puerto Rico" filed for the largest U.S. local
government bankruptcy in history.

Over the past two weeks Puerto Rico has now been hit with
not one, but two category 5 hurricanes which has now left
this Caribbean Island and unincorporated U.S. Territory in
what is now being described as, "Apocalyptic Devastation"
with little help in sight.

Now the totally dishonest and corrupt, as well as totally bias
and unpatriotic U.S. mainstream media is now trying to very
feebly, as well as very dishonestly blame President Trump
and his Administration for having a very slow response to this
current humanitarian crisis.

Yet, the real reasons for why the help has been so slow incoming
to the people of Puerto Rico is simply because their government
and their fellow mainland American citizens now find themselves
well over, "$20 Trillion Dollars" in debt and on the verge of filing
for the largest U.S federal government, "Bankruptcy" in history.

In America, no one wants to talk about the two, "Son-of-a-Bitches"
and their two individual previous presidential administrations who
have now put our Country well over, "$20 Trillion Dollars" in debt,
over these past 16+ years.

Former Missouri Republican Senator John Danforth summed up our
Country's current and future financial situation by openly stating
the following:

"I have never seen more Senators express discontent with their
jobs....I think the major cause is that, deep down in our hearts,
we have been accomplices in doing something terrible and
unforgivable to our wonderful country. Deep down in our heart,
we know that we have given our children a legacy of bankruptcy.
We have defrauded our country to get ourselves elected."
-- Senator John Danforth

Earlier this year Peter Temin, a Professor Emeritus of Economics
at MIT conducted a study that very clearly showed the U.S. has
regressed to a, "Third-World Nation" for most of it's citizens here
in 2017.

Puerto Rico and it's fellow American citizens are now living
as well as experiencing the effects of not only two recent,
"Natural Disasters" but they are also now living, as well as
experiencing the effects of a couple of, "Man Made Disasters"
as well.

Yet no one wants to talk about any of this, so the march to filing the largest U.S. federal government bankruptcy in, "History" continues on and may God bless Puerto Rico.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Truth

Truth

By Expotera
September 24, 2017

Truth sounds like hate to those who hate truth. ~ Proverbs 9:7-8

Truth is not determined by majority vote. -- Doug Gwyn

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
-- Oscar Wilde

The history of our race, and each individual's experience,
are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill
and that a lie told well is immortal. -- Mark Twain

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
-- Joe Klaas

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find
the ones worth suffering for. -- Bob Marley

A speaker of truth has no friends. ~ African Proverb

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them
pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
-- Winston S. Churchill

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
-- Flannery O'Connor

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and
compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people
all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.
-- William Faulkner

In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
-- George Orwell

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon,
and the truth. -- Buddha

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
~ John 8:32

Friday, September 22, 2017

U.S. Reckless War Bluff

U.S. Reckless War Bluff

By Finian Cunningham
Information Clearing House
September 22, 2017

American leaders have warned they will destroy North Korea
if it threatens either the U.S. or allies.

But how much of this posturing by Washington is a bluff?

And a very dangerous bluff at that.

There is a gaping contradiction in official U.S. rhetoric.

The Americans have already lambasted North Korea as
a global threat due to its nuclear weapons program.

After mocking North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un earlier this
week as "rocket man," US President Trump went on to vilify
the communist Asian nation as a “global threat” during his
address to the United Nations’ General Assembly.

With Pyongyang having conducted dozens of successful ballistic
missile tests this year alone, some of which are reportedly capable
of reaching North America, as well as having successfully carried
out two underground test nuclear explosions, one might expect that
Kim Jong-un has more than breached the supposed American
threshold of threat posture.

So, if the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is indeed a threat,
as Washington repeatedly declares, why don’t U.S. forces take the
military action that American leaders keep warning about?

One such action, in particular, would be to shoot down the ballistic
missiles that North Korea has test-fired above the atmosphere over
Japan.

The latest test last week involved a ballistic missile that overshot
Japan’s Hokkaido northern province and landed 3,700 kilometers
away in the Pacific Ocean.

That distance from Pyongyang also puts the U.S. Pacific territory
and military base of Guam within a target range of North Korean
missiles.

This week, US Defense Secretary James Mattis was asked
by reporters why American forces did not shoot down that
missile or several others that have been test-fired by North
Korea around the Korean Peninsula and over Japanese
airspace.

"Those missiles are not directly threatening any of us,"
Mattis said Monday, according to Bloomberg reporting.

"The bottom line is that when the missiles – were they to be a
threat, whether it be to US territory, Guam, obviously Japan –
Japan’s territory, that would elicit a different response from us,"
he added.

But hold on a moment.

Mattis is here saying there is “no threat”, which is in contradiction
to repeated U.S. claims that North Korea is posing a threat.

OK, perhaps the Pentagon chief is selectively narrowing the
definition of threat to mean North Korean missiles that are
detected specifically being aimed at U.S. territory and its
allies.

Somehow, knowing the American gung-ho propensity
for belligerence, that narrower definition of threat is
not credible as an explanation for why the U.S. forces
have not shot down any North Korean missiles so far.

The U.S. is not known for restraint when it comes to using
military power and especially when its officials brag about
"amazing technology."

What’s really holding the Americans back from blasting
North Korea rockets out of the sky?

A more plausible explanation is that the hi-tech, anti-missile
systems which the Americans boast about are not at all what
they’re cracked up to be.

That is, these systems do not, in fact, provide a protective
“shield” or “dome” from incoming ballistic warheads.

In Asia-Pacific, the U.S. has sold billions of dollars-worth of
these anti-missile systems to its allies in South Korea and Japan.

The systems are touted to provide “a layered defense”
against attack.

They include the Patriot system, for taking out short-range missiles;
the newly installed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)
batteries that have controversially been installed in South Korea;
and the Aegis onshore and offshore systems.

The latter is supposed to give protective cover for a wider area
encompassing thousands of kilometers.

Currently, there are some 14 US Navy destroyers patrolling the Asia-
Pacific around Japan which are equipped with the Aegis anti-missile
system.

Some of these destroyers keep colliding with cargo vessels, which
makes one wonder about the effectiveness of the supposed hi-tech
radar systems on board.

If they can’t detect approaching oil tankers, how will they fare
against supersonic warheads?

Anyway, despite undergoing development over three decades back
to the “star wars” concept initiated under U.S. President Ronald
Reagan in the 1980s, the capability of these anti-missile systems is
still very much an open question.

In an article this week in the American publication Defense One,
author Joe Cirincione makes the following stark conclusion:

“The reason why we don’t shoot down North Korea’s missiles
is that we cannot.”

The article quotes several Pentagon missile-testing experts
who candidly admit that the performance of the U.S. anti-
missile systems is only average at best.

"It’s like a coin toss," says one former Pentagon official
who oversaw system testing.

The problem is that the U.S. anti-missile defense systems
have never been tested in a stressful real-war scenario.

They have only been deployed under strictly controlled test
conditions in which all the launch and flight data are well
rehearsed in advance, giving the anti-missile systems maximum
chance to succeed in intercepting the incoming projectile.

And yet despite favorable conditions, the performance of the
system is only about 50 percent successful.

That means the American allies are nowhere near as protected
as Washington boasts about.

How about the U.S. mainland, how well protected is it?

The Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) interceptors based in
Alaska and California are designed to shoot down Intercontinental
Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) aimed at the US mainland.

However, as one Pentagon test director admitted, the performance
record of this last line of defense is "dismal" – lower even than the
lackluster Patriot, THAAD or Aegis.

In other words, not only are American allies not fully protected
from a missile strike, neither is the U.S. mainland.

Many independent analysts agree with North Korean official claims
that the nation has reached the capability to hit U.S. cities with a
nuclear ICBM.

This is where the provocative rhetoric of U.S. officials becomes
exposed as a reckless bluff.

Trump, Mattis and the ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley keep
threatening North Korea with a pre-emptive military attack.

Trump has said the strike would be "overwhelming," which hints
at the use of nuclear weapons.

Washington’s bravado is partly based on a misplaced confidence
or a bluff that its defenses are impregnable.

That does not seem to be the case, as even U.S. defense experts
admit.

Therefore, the U.S. and its allies are far from invincible as they
might believe.

If we factor in too that North Korea has a fleet of submarines which
are also reportedly capable of launching ballistic missiles that
makes American defenses even more vulnerable.

Sub-launched missiles give much less chance of detection
and interception.

Washington’s belligerent rhetoric is criminally reckless.

Talking about "exhausting diplomacy" and "only military options"
which will "destroy North Korea" is a huge reckless bluff aimed
at intimidating Pyongyang into submission to give up its nuclear
weapons.

The Americans deceitfully claim the right to "preventive war" when
in reality what their words and actions amount to is "aggression."

If a war breaks out, U.S. leaders have put the lives of millions
of their citizens and allies at risk of nuclear horror.

American delusion of invincibility is one big catastrophic bluff.


http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47852.htm

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mark of the Beast $$$

Mark of the Beast $$$

By Jason Holland
RINF.com
September 20, 2017

Money and the power it imbues atrophies the living daemon in all
who are subjected to capitalist games.

It is a manipulator of perception, a truth twister, a divider of
people.

All who wade into the capitalist pool will be permeated with,
“money values” and those who stay too long in the tides become
part of the tide itself.

Consumed in the endless blinkered waters.

When capitalist ideals possess a victim their natural will is
absconded by selfish desire, and they begin capitulating to
the pitchfork wielding devil on their shoulder who is forever
whispering “Why don’t you just take it all for yourself?”

The money values eventually take precedent over human values
and even a capitalist’s own happiness will become unimportant
when they adopt the idea of saving just a little bit more then,
then…Then, they can focus what is truly important, family,
friends, and that kinda shit.

But the accumulation of money somehow always becomes the
central focus, and when the tipping point arrives for a society
where money is held in higher regard than human contentment
trust erodes, societal collapse becomes inevitable, and a slide
into insanity assured.

There is a fine line each individual walks with money.

If awareness isn’t emphasized one will never recognize
the moment equilibrium was lost.

Creeping capitalism falsely rewards neurons, misleading conscious
thought into slippery pleas to chase the dragon for another hit
while wrapped in cozy pragmatic rationalizations.

Pragmatism shifts soon after into malicious thoughts of competing
with others over trivialities because who the fuck are they to take
more than you, and if you don’t take more then someone else will,
is how the ravenous logic goes.

Money absorbs people without them knowing.

It’s dark magic. It casts spell.

Good people who once stood for decent things start making all
kinds of excuses for why things shouldn’t change.

It warps their worldview, where they once may have been against
all unnecessary suffering but now they don’t mind so much as long
as it maintains their status.

Capitalists sound something like humans, or tryl however, you can
hear the warbling insincerity in their inflections.

The weak-willed vacillations are pasted through capitalist dialect.

Should a capitalist be confronted for their actions they’ll
perpetually speak to some future time when that thing, like
poverty, or war, or homelessness, or man-made environmental
apocalypse will be fixed, but be patient because, you know,
things can’t happen overnight.

But they’ll promise you at some point in the very near future
these fixable problems can be remedied, but just not today.

Maybe, just maybe, next election cycle if you’re all good little
plebeians we’ll get you some nicer prisons.

Or for the better treated servants perhaps you can make $15
an hour in eight or so years…maybe, but for now, buck up.

The language becomes a giant facile excuse to sponge up more
for themselves no matter the cost to anyone else.

GOLLUM! GOLLUM!

They become an effigy of their most selfish inclinations, and in a
half-hearted attempt to assuage guilt they’ll superficially harden
to puritanistic sexless family values because they wouldn’t want to
seem like ostentatious clods for taking everything for themselves.

Sure, there may be a genocide or two along the way, or putting
people through a lifetime of work for what they spend on a yacht,
or a bomb, or a toilet, but they deem their free will to exploit is
more important than the most basic needs of others, so goes the
Randian apologia.

Bret Easton Ellis’s book American Psycho highlights the bloodlust
money induces.

Where the suffering of others becomes inconsequential relative to
the short term pleasure seeking and ego stroking among privileged
cronies.

The hounds of hell are the capitalist dogs in suits intoxicated
with smug idiocy.

They don’t live and let live, they hunt till there is nothing left
but null.

Authoritarian tools of control are those built into social hierarchy
which unleash lecherous narcissistic devils in the human disposition.

Money is their most effective weapon to date, even better than
organized religion.

Money enables a vampiric social hierarchy which beats down
the chain of command damaging trust through the entire social
construct where the most vulnerable are sacrificed on the altar
of all about me-ism.

The me.

The dear sweet please think about privileged me.

“Oh did you say something about your poverty? Well, why don’t you
first stop to think about my right to take as much as I want. Did you
not think about that?” says the diseased capitalist mind.

Perpetuating a system of inverted liberty, equality, and
accountability where the desires of those who need the
least are prioritized above all else.

Gaslighting is a form of psychological torture and none are better
at it than gutless capitalists.

They blame the victim, while they re-frame, re-brand, re-orient
the basis of the argument.

They present an array of hackneyed contrived stats to tell you
that your reality is false and theirs supreme, which just happens
to coincide with continuing to reward capitalist bank accounts
and status quo abuse.

Convenient.

The capitalist system becomes an entity in itself, an abusive friend
who tries to endlessly sell you Amway ponzi scheme garbage and
will subsequently blame you should you succumb to their prattling.

Caveat emptor is not a warning, rather it’s the core philosophy of
capitalists, with a subtext that says I’m going to try to exploit you
so it’s your own fault if you aren’t careful what you’re buying from
me.

They justify lying in the name of playing a game, one they say
is fair but in reality is exploitation clothed as meritocracy.

The cream does not rise to the top in a capitalist system, it’s the
most exploitative, the least compassionate, and the least ethical
who seize command, those who have served the beast with the
most aplomb.

It’s the game that must end.

There is no need to play nice with people who have already rigged
the outcome, and it’s not enough they take all you have, but they
want you to be part of the cult.

Time to pack up the capitalist game board and burn it, a game
that if sold under a more truthful moniker would be called,
“Demonic Ouija” on sale now for the small cost of your soul.


http://rinf.com/alt-news/newswire/mark-of-the-beast

Monday, September 18, 2017

World Politics

World Politics

By Paul Cech
Dissident Voice
September 18, 2017

pseudo-sincerity
flows from their pores
as they invoke their deity’s name…
natural disasters
terrorism
war
famine
and other “evils”
are their favorite subjects for invocations

while…
corruption
poverty
injustice
exploitation
neglect
abuse
adultery
etc.
remain whispers in poorly illuminated halls of justice


https://dissidentvoice.org/2017/09/world-politics

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Decline From Democracy To Tyranny

The Decline From Democracy To Tyranny

By Jeff Thomas
RINF.com
September 14, 2017

The decline from democracy to tyranny is both a natural and
inevitable one.

That’s not a pleasant thought to have to consider, but it’s a fact,
nonetheless.

In every case, a democracy will deteriorate as the result of the
electorate accepting the loss of freedom in trade for largesse
from their government.

This process may be fascism, socialism, communism, or a basket
of “isms,” but tyranny is the inevitable endgame of democracy.

Like the destruction of a sandcastle by the incoming tide,
it requires time to transpire, but in time, the democracy,
like the sandcastle, will be washed away in its entirety.

Why should this be so? Well, as I commented some years ago:

"The concept of government is that the people grant to a small
group of individuals the ability to establish and maintain controls
over them."

The inherent flaw in such a concept is that any government will
invariably and continually expand upon its controls, resulting in
the ever-diminishing freedom of those who granted them the
power.

Unfortunately there will always be those who wish to rule and
there will always be a majority of voters who are complacent
enough and naïve enough to allow their freedoms to be slowly
removed.

This adverb “slowly” is the key by which the removal of freedoms
is achieved.

The old adage of “boiling a frog” is that the frog will jump out of
the pot if it’s filled with hot water, but if the water is lukewarm
and the temperature is slowly raised, he’ll grow accustomed to
the temperature change and will inadvertently allow himself to
be boiled.

Let’s have a look at Thomas Jefferson’s assessment of this
technique:

"Even under the best forms of Government, those entrusted with
power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into
tyranny."

Mister Jefferson was a true visionary.

He knew even as he was penning the Declaration of Independence
and portions of the Constitution, that his proclamations, even if
they were accepted by his fellow founding fathers, would not last.

He recommended repeated revolutions to counter the inevitable
tendency by political leaders to continually vie for the removal
of the freedoms from their constituents.

Around the same time that Mister Jefferson made the above
comment, Alexander Tytler, a Scottish economist and historian,
commented on the new American experiment in democracy.

He’s credited as saying:

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist
as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to
exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote
themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that
moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who
promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result
that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy,
which is always followed by a dictatorship."

So, was each of the above gentlemen throwing a dart at a board,
or did they each have some kind of crystal ball?

Well, actually, neither.

Each was a keen student of history.

Each knew that the pattern, by the end of the 18th century,
had already repeated itself time and time again.

In fact, as early as the fourth century BC, Plato had quoted
Socrates as having stated to Adeimantus,

Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated
form of tyranny and slavery comes out of the most extreme form of
liberty.

Today, much of what was called the “free world” only half a
century ago has deteriorated into a combination of residual
capitalism, which has been largely and increasingly buried by
socialism and fascism.

It should be mentioned that the oft misinterpreted definition of
“fascism” is the joint rule by corporate and state, a condition
that’s now manifestly in place in much of the former “free”
world.

Today, many people perceive fascism as a tyrannical condition
that’s suddenly imposed by a dictator, but this is rarely the case.

Fascism is in fact a logical step.

Just as voters succumb over time to the promises of socialism,
so a parallel decline occurs as fascism slowly replaces capitalism.

Fascism may appear to be capitalism, but it’s the antithesis
of a free market.

As Vladimir Lenin rightly stated:

"Fascism is capitalism in decline."

Comrade Lenin understood the value of fascism for political
leaders.

Whilst he retained a close relationship with New York and London
bankers, and a healthy capitalist market was tapped into for Soviet-
era imports, he was aware that his power base depended largely on
denying capitalism to his minions.

So, from the above quotations, we may see that there’s been
a fairly erudite group of folks out there who have commented
on this topic over the last 2,500 years.

They agree that democracies, like sandcastles, never last.

They generally begin promisingly, but, given enough time, any
government will erode democracy as quickly as the political leaders
can get away with it, and the progression always ends in tyranny.

We’re presently at a major historical juncture, a time in which
much of the former free world is in the final stages of decay and
approaching the tyranny stage.

At this point, the process tends to speed up.

We can observe this as we see an increase in the laws being passed
to control the population, increased taxation, increased regulation,
and increased promises of largesse from the government that they
don’t have the funding to deliver.

When any government reaches this stage, it knows only too
well that it will not deliver and that, when the lie is exposed,
the populace will be hopping mad.

Therefore, just before the endgame, any government can be
expected to ramp up its police state.

The demonstrations by governments that they’re doing so are now
seen regularly, raids by SWAT teams in situations where just a small
number of authorities could handle the situation just as well.

Displays of armed forces in the street, including armoured vehicles,
in instances of disruption.

In London, Ferguson, Paris, Boston, etc., the authoritarian displays
have become ever-more frequent.

All that’s now necessary is a series of events (whether staged or
real) to suggest domestic terrorism in several locations at roughly
the same time.

A state of national emergency may then be declared “for the safety
of the people.”

It’s this justification that will assure the success of tyranny.

Historically, the majority of people in any county, in any era,
choose the illusion of safety over freedom.

As John Adams was fond of saying:

"Those who would trade freedom for safety will have neither."

From this point on, it would be wise for anyone who lives in the EU,
US, UK, etc. to watch events closely.

If a rash of “domestic terrorism” appears suddenly, it could well be
the harbinger that the government has reached the tipping point
when tyranny under the guise of “protecting the safety of the
people” is inaugurated.

The most essential takeaway here is that, although some may
object (even violently), the majority of the people will trade
their freedom for the promise of safety.


http://rinf.com/alt-news/newswire/the-decline-from-democracy-
to-tyranny

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Importance of September 11, 2001

The Importance of September 11, 2001

By Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford
September 11, 2017

September 11, 2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of ​
our lives and the greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes.

The evidence of government complicity in the lead up to the
events, the failure to respond during the event, and the astounding
lack of any meaningful investigation afterwards, as well as the
ignoring of evidence turned up by others that renders the official
explanation impossible, may signal the end of the American
experiment.

It has been used to justify all manners of measures to legalize
repression at home and as a pretext for behaving as an aggressive
empire abroad.

Until we demand an independent, honest, and thorough
investigation and accountability for those whose action,
and inaction, led to those events and the cover-up, our
republic and our Constitution remain in the gravest danger. ​

-- Lieutenant Colonel Shelton F. Lankford, US Marine Corps

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Debt Ceiling

The Debt Ceiling

By Expotera
September 9, 2017

Yesterday Congress put the United States of America one step
closer to, "Bankruptcy" by voting to raise, "The Debt Ceiling"
once again.

The debt limit also known as, "The Debt Ceiling" is the maximum
amount of money the U.S. Treasury can borrow and by increasing,
"The Debt Ceiling" this allows the Treasury to continue to borrow
even more money to pay for the Government’s current financial
obligations.

On March 16, 2017 the statutory debt limit was reinstated,
freezing the national debt at just under $20 trillion dollars.

Since then, the Treasury has been forced to employ,
“Extraordinary Measures” that enable it to manage the
government’s finances for a limited amount of time.

According to the Congressional Budget Office those, "Extraordinary
Measures" will likely be exhausted in early to mid-October.

Now most Americans say that they put and they place a very high
priority on strengthening the Country and looking out for the next
generation.

Yet the Federal Government is on an highly irresponsible, as well
as highly unsustainable fiscal path with spending programs growing
more quickly than the economy can keep up with and with tax
revenues projected to chronically fall short of all of the spending.

Robert H. Hem­phill is the Cre­dit Mana­ger of the Federal Reserve
Bank of At­lanta and here is how he explains our Country's current
financial situation:

"Central bank monopoly on the creation of legally recognized
‘tender’ must be maintained in order for the simmer-the-frogs-to-
death-slowly game plan to unfold. The fractional reserve banking
Ponzi depends on this absolute cornerstone for its very survival.
It can’t fulfill its single mandate of creating booms and busts,
repeatedly, to ensure that all the best assets get concentrated
into the fewest hands (and the hands that empower the fractional
reserve banking racket). If all the bank loans were paid up, no one
would have a bank depo­sit, and there would not be a dol­lar of
cur­rency or coin in cir­cu­la­tion. This is a stag­ger­ing thought. We
are com­pletely depen­dent on the com­mer­cial banks for our money.
Someone has to bor­row every dol­lar we have in cir­cu­la­tion, cash
or cre­dit. If the banks create ample syn­the­tic money, we are
pro­s­per­ous; if not, we starve. We are abso­lutely with­out a
per­manent mone­tary sys­tem. When one gets a com­plete grasp
upon the pic­ture, the tra­gic absur­dity of our hope­less posi­tion
is almost in­cred­ible – but there it is. It (the bank­ing prob­lem) is
the most im­por­tant sub­ject in­tel­li­gent per­sons can in­ves­ti­gate and
reflect upon. It is so im­por­tant that our pre­sent civi­li­za­tion may
col­lapse un­less it is widely under­stood and the defects reme­died
very soon."

President Herbert Hoover once said, "Blessed are the young for
they shall inherit the national debt."

Young Americans now stand to inherit a Country
in unprecedented crisis and unprecedented debt.

The debt, endless wars, inequality, climate change, corruption
and corporate control of our government and democracy, are
symptoms of interconnected economic, ecological, and political
system failures that show few signs of correcting themselves.

The overarching trends are so grim that some people like
Bob Massie, President of the New Economics Institute have
already thrown in the towel, dismissively labeling the current
cadre of folks under forty as, “Generation Screwed.”

Now over the past 16+ years George Bush and his Administration,
along with Barack Obama and his Administration, have now stolen
well over, "$15 Trillion Dollars" from the United States of America
and the comment below by former U.S. Senator John Danforth from
Missouri, pretty much sums up this entire, "Post" as well as what has
honestly now happened to our Country since September 11, 2001:

"I have never seen more Senators express discontent with their
jobs....I think the major cause is that, deep down in our hearts,
we have been accomplices in doing something terrible and
unforgivable to our wonderful country. Deep down in our heart,
we know that we have given our children a legacy of bankruptcy.
We have defrauded our country to get ourselves elected."
-- Senator John Danforth

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Star Spangled Banner

The Star Spangled Banner

By Expotera
September 07, 2017

Tonight the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs
kicked off the start of the 2017 NFL Season and speaking of,
"Kicked Off" Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was, "Kicked Off"
his former team the San Francisco Forty Niners for refusing
to stand for, "The National Anthem" during the entire 2016
NFL Season.

Now, "The Star Spangled Banner" was originally written by
a man named Francis Scott Key and beyond being both an
American Lawyer and American Author, Mr. Key was also
an American, "Slave Owner" as well.

Most Americans have heard or in some cases even know the
words of, "The Star Spangled Banner" to be the following:

O say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

But in the original version of Mr. Key's, "Star Spangled Banner"
the third stanza of this poem/song went as the following:

No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

You see the original version of, "The Star Spangled Banner"
was a celebration of, "Slavery" and it was not a celebration
of, "The Nation" as history has now incorrectly taught us.

Yet, Colin Kaepernick is the, "Bad Guy" simply because he refused
to stand for the, "National Anthem" but men like George Bush and
Barack Obama are still considered to be a couple of, "Good Guys"
even though they have now stolen well over, "$15 Trillion Dollars"
from the United States of America just over these past 16+ years??

So inclosing and in the final words of Edward Snowden:

"We have seen enough criminality on the part of the government.
It is hypocritical to make this allegation against me."

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Working Class Responds To Hurricane Harvey

The Working Class Responds To Hurricane Harvey

By Joseph Kishore
WSWS.org
August 31, 2017

The official preparation for and response to Hurricane Harvey
have been characterized by a stunning level of incompetence
and indifference from the lack of a coordinated evacuation and
emergency housing plan, to the completely ad-hoc character of
rescue operations.

As Houston and other parts of Texas drown and the death toll
mounts, various government officials, from the White House
on down, have spent much of the past several days patting
themselves on the back.

“You have been terrific,” Trump told the governor, the head of the
Federal Emergency Management Agency and other officials in Texas
on Tuesday, hoping that no one would notice what was happening
around him.

The flooding, however, has produced an overwhelming response
from workers in Texas and throughout the region, who have rushed
to volunteer for rescue operations, using their own equipment and
receiving nothing in return.

The New York Times, which generally refers to the working class
only to disparage it, wrote on Wednesday that “the response to
one of the worst disasters in decades has been, in many ways,
improvised.”

The article continued: “Recreational vehicles—airboats, Jet Skis,
motorized fishing boats have rushed to the aid of people trapped
in their homes, steered by welders, roofers, mechanics and
fishermen wearing shorts, headlamps and ponchos. The working
class, in large part, is being saved by the working class.”

Perhaps thousands have participated in these efforts to save those
stranded in their homes, often traveling great distances.

Many of these rescues have been coordinated by means of an online
map, "houstonharveyrescue.com" put together early this week by a
local software developer.

Individuals and families needing assistance are able to register
on the site.

Thousands have done so in the first few days of its operation
and the site reports as of Wednesday night that nearly 5,000
have been “marked safe.”

A report in Quartz notes that:

“The army of rescuers, who can also register on the site, can then
easily spot the neediest cases. A team of 100 phone dispatchers
follows up with those wanting to be rescued, and can send mass
text messages with important information. An algorithm weeds
out any repeats.”

The response of workers raises broader issues.

Hurricane Harvey, like Hurricane Katrina and many other disasters
in the US and Internationally, has exposed the class reality that the
media and the political establishment attempt to cover up.

As always, it is the working class and poor of all races
and ethnicities, that are the hardest hit.

It is they who are either without insurance or face insurance
companies that refuse to cover damages.

It is they who will see the media and ruling class politicians
depart as the flood waters recede and the major industries
resume operations.

No small part of the reaction of the media and political
establishment to the disaster is motivated by fear that it
will spark social unrest, serving as kindling for a conflagration
arising from the immense contradictions of American society.

At the same time, the response of workers to the hurricane
expresses a basic class consciousness and solidarity that the
ruling class works so hard to undermine.

Contrary to the claims promoted in particular by the Democratic
Party, that American society is driven by racial hatred, the
emergency operations have involved white, black and Hispanic
workers on both sides in the boats and in the stranded houses.

The response makes a powerful case for independent workers’
organizations and workers’ control, not only of the basic industries
and means of production, but of all essential resources and
services.

Workers have a much greater understanding of what needs to be
done than those who currently determine government policy, the
corporate and financial aristocracy and beyond it the top 5 or 10
percent of the population.

If workers had been involved in decisions over how to allocate
resources, the level of preparation for the hurricane itself would
have been far more advanced.

Trillions of dollars would be allocated not to bailing out Wall Street
and financing the American military machine, but to building social
infrastructure.

The flooding, after all, was neither unforeseeable, nor unforeseen,
it was just not planned for.

The destruction of the fourth largest city in the United States
is one expression of a general phenomenon.

In a million different ways, the basic requirements of a modern
mass society preparation for natural disasters, the distribution
of food, the development of health care and education systems,
not to speak of ensuring a livable income for all of humanity,
come into conflict with the subordination of society to the
dictates of profit.

The domination of the stock markets ensures that all is sacrificed
to the quarterly corporate figures.

The case for socialism is inextricably bound up with this.

Economic planning is made not by utopian dreams,
but by the concrete demands of social development.

In every aspect of social life, the working class must take matters
into its own hands, through the organization of workers’
committees in factories, workplaces and neighborhoods to assume
control over the production and distribution of resources.

These organizations must begin with the needs of the working
class and be democratically controlled by the working class.

They must take ever greater responsibility for unifying workers
and organizing their common struggles against the capitalist
class and its political representatives.

The establishment of genuine democratic control over production
and economic organization is the necessary basis for the
development of a rational plan to replace the anarchy of the
market and ensure that all decisions are based on social need.


http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/31/pers-a31.html