Friday, February 28, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

“Humanity is at the crossroads of the most serious economic and social crisis in modern history.”

“Humanity is at the crossroads of the most serious economic and social crisis in modern history.”
 by Frank Scott

Which is why what remains of a privileged population in the USA is being mobilized to support regime change in Syria, Thailand, Venezuela and the Ukraine, a health care marketplace in the USA, a zealous drive to destroy Iran and an equally fanatic attempt at declaring Russia a worse menace now than at the time of brain dead american anti-communism. Orwell might suffer a stroke and complete paralysis if he were alive to see what deranged lunacy now passes for news reporting. And he might stop breathing completely at the form taken by some allegedly progressive social activism.
 As the crisis builds many well meaning people are led to make it worse by swallowing a forced diet of propaganda and not only accepting that as a healthy meal but having it fuel idiotic pursuit of what they are told would be a better world if only elected foreign governments would collapse and their people become more devout worshipers at the church of the market. Where to begin?
 The Olympics have long been nothing more than a massive global advertising campaign to occupy minds with products and orgies of jingoism, but when in a state on the west’s hit list we get far more than the average criticism of this international marketing flesh pot. Attacks on Putin’s Russia and the Ukraine leadership are related and both display hopeless ignorance on the part of American public opinion, which is exactly as American public opinion shapers would have it.
 Suddenly, Americans who might pass out or be horrified at being forced to listen to what is called “punk rock” are moved to ecstatic fan worship by stories of pussy power Russian women who hate Putin and represent as much public opinion in their country as cricket fans do in the USA. And a nation with an economic crisis gripping millions, suffering an open season on shooting civilians and an ecological problem with fossil fuel use growing worse each day is supposed to be outraged because stray dogs in Sochi are mistreated and gays in Russia are not as free as homeless people are here. Hello?
 An elected leader in the Ukraine, whatever his faults, is under attack by forces that might want the nation split in two, and that may yet result from the present assault. An attempt to incorporate parts of the Ukraine culturally aligned with the west into the NATO military shopping mall, thereby creating a further menace to Russia, is supported by manipulated american public opinion from conservative Fox to moderate PBS and including some Pacifica progressives (?) anxious to look politically correct.
 How can it be “democratic” for an elected regime in the Ukraine or Venezuela to be thrown out of office by an uprising of some citizens aided by U.S financing and many other outside forces? And now the spineless president who grovels before the Israeli lobby and remains mute at the savaging of Palestinians is making bold threats that violence in the Ukraine will incur harsh response from Master Race-Chosen People-Exceptional Nation headquarters in the USA.
 Reports of mass vomiting from Vultures, Hyenas, Ghouls and others that feed on the dead may not be true but seem to make sense under these circumstances.

If the archconservative right demanded Obama be thrown out for his sins of socialism, Muslimism, alien birth or other fantasies entertained by some of these middle school dropouts, would American liberals and progressives rush to join the Tea Party? Actually, some might benefit from doing so if only to confront up close and personal a criticism of nothing more than personalities, which is common to both sides of the two-wings but really one-party TV show foisted on the nation as “democracy”.

But present response to the situation referred to in the opening quote, especially from the dangerously crumbling minority that calls itself “the international community”, needs to be a concern not only to the people in Syria, Iran, Venezuela, Thailand and the Ukraine, but even more to the people of the USA who play a major role in this crisis nearing a dangerous point of no return for the real international community.

And we are members of that group, even though our leadership seems to think we preside over the world according to some directive from the market gods of Wall Street, Corporate Capital and Zion. Religious folk who believe in a god of justice and peace need to join with agnostics who at least accept the last two ideals, and work to bring about a solution to the crisis facing all of humanity, before it’s too late and a self chosen minority calling itself an elite brings the whole structure down on our heads.

Nun, 84, Sentenced to Three Years in Jail for Nuclear Break-in Sister Megan Rice and two other defendants jailed for entering Oak Ridge plant and daubing it with Biblical messages

gee willikers, jeepers creepers, and other liberal expressions of wonderment...

why didn't they get tattoos, let their boobs hang out, and call themselves "twat rebellion"  or some other heart warming colorful name, and do this at a church or synagogue, like those wonderful russians we're supposed to treat as heros for calling putin names while dancing on an altar ?

 these american radicals are sooooo stupid.

Monday, February 17, 2014


Fleas dream of buying themselves a dog, and nobodies dream of escaping poverty; that one magical day good luck will suddenly rain down on them - will rain down in buckets.  But good luck doesn't rain down yesterday, today, tomorrow, or ever.  Good luck doesn't even fall in a fine drizzle, no matter how hard the nobodies summon it, even if their left hand is tickling, or if they begin the new day with their right foot, or start the new year with a change of brooms.

The nobodies:  nobody's children, owners of nothing.  The nobodies:  the no ones the nobodies, running like rabbits, dying through life, screwed every which way.

Who are not, but could be
Who don't speak languages, but dialects.
Who don't have religions, but superstitions.
Who don't create art, but handicrafts.
Who don't have culture, but folklore.
Who are not human beings, but human resources.
Who do not have faces, but arms.
Who do not have names, but numbers.
Who do not appear in the history of the world, but in the police blotter of the local paper.
The nobodies, who are not worth the bullet that kills them.

-----Eduardo Galeano, "The Nobodies"

Quoted in Paul Farmer, "Pathologies of Power," University of California, 2003

Checks and Balances American Style

“If there was a mental health hospital for institutions the Republican Party and its top leaders would be admissible as clinically insane.” 

-----Ralph Nader

“Mute Democrats and mindless reporters make insane Republicans possible.” 

-----Ralph Nader

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Master Race Chosen People-ism:An Infantile Disorder

The problem of racism is primarily the treatment of darker skinned people by the lighter skinned, that treatment always murderously damaging to humanity itself and not only the particular people being savaged by those who thought themselves, somehow, more human than others. But reaction to mistreatment on racial grounds, especially without consideration of the economic roots of such inhumanity, may be as dangerous to the survival of the race.

Persecution understandably leads people to band together with their kind in order to survive against the forces of injustice that prevail against them, and one of the defenses against treatment as inferior is to adopt a belief system that claims superiority. As in:

They hate us and persecute us because they are envious of our superiority to them.

This can work in the short term to lift spirits and bring oppressed minorities together, but in the long term it can perpetuate the infantile disorder. The psychology business sometimes finds this a profitable form of treatment/therapy in societies based on capitalist individualism, like our own. But the social disease is far more serious and warrants consideration since it can lead to not simply one individual or group claiming domination over other humans, but almost all who occupy the dominator position to wind up claiming superiority. It’s only natural, they believe, since they are much better than those under their rule who resent their supremacy because they are inferior.

This aspect of the infantile disorder can be seen in the recent ravings of a wealthy member of the 1% who claimed the 99% were somehow threatening a holocaust in their seeming envy and hatred of their superiors among the richest of the rich. The “h” word is not only regularly overused but has also become a verbal weapon in the hands of gentiles as well as Jews. Its use is designed to shame the person or persons at whom it is directed and silence any further critical thought on whatever subject brought it up in the first place.

While some groups have no way out of their social dilemmas brought on by outside forces, like colonialism or the kidnapping of slaves, than to band together and fight back, this doesn’t lead all of them to sink into the supremacist mental state. Some do, of course but most don’t. A greater problem is when previously suppressed, exploited, used and abused groups become so enamored of themselves and their terrible history that they claim racial solidarity and vengeance on those they see as the root of their problems. With all the manifestations of political economics which ravage our people and our planet, we still face a problem of supremacy that is part and parcel of the economics, and may even play a role in the origin of systems which are wasting the earth and threatening humanity’s survival.

We are made aware, almost endlessly, of the racism inherent in the Aryan beliefs of Germany’s Nazis, as though the notion of an alleged special quality of human being was something only common to them. Less a focus is the fact that many of Germany’s Jews – not most – also believed that their status was special as well, having been selected by god to carry out a covenant that no other humans were privy to. What followed the racial conflict of these two brands of “we are more special than you” identitarianism was a blood bath of misery and deprivation that befell both. Our version of history focuses more on Jewish suffering because it was more immediately blatant, murderous, and race directed. The actual death tolls suffered by both folkloric, mythologized and self-identified-as-special divisions of the human race may be much closer in number than many are able to believe after this historic version has been the only one for so long.

The terrible suffering of innocent jews of europe in the ethnic cleansing and concentration camp experience put upon them by nazis has become – in the west – an epic tale of brutality unparalled in the history of humanity. Tell that to the indigenous people of what became North and South America and the Africans and Asians slaughtered during the conquest of the world by western civilization (?). But the dreadful experience of lighter skinned members of the race at the hands of other light skinned members, both European, was unique. Usually, euros slaughtered darker skinned innocents while establishing their self-created high standard of racial stature. This history is still neglected or barely acknowledged in the west except to receive occasional lip service by some politicians, especially at election times and in communities populated by descendants of the various previously butchered groups.

Nevertheless, the figure of six million jews murdered in gas chambers or by other means in a nazi plot to exterminate the entire jewish “race” has been taught in schools, churches and imprinted in popular culture with movies, books, tv dramas and documented (?) survivor reminiscence. That millions of germans also perished in that war is hardly mentioned and when it is, a sort of “they deserved it” shoulder shrugging occurs. In this, the infantile disorder of humanity is strengthened as all are treated as guilty of what some may or may not have done. Thus, when three thousand americans were murdered on 911, those among a middle eastern population who have been victimized and butchered by american policy might well have shrugged their shoulders and said “they deserved it, since their government murdered so many of us”. This is socially shaped and provoked thinking based on material experience for some but claimed by all, and can lead to imposed beliefs in one human type retaining a special status while all others, especially if identified as enemies, sink beneath the level of insects to a category below excrement, at worst, and invisibility, at best.

The world still suffers this deadly disease of special-ism among minorities, with a supposedly racially divided USA a primary exponent in it’s commonly held belief in being an “exceptional” nation that god, democrats, republicans, multiculturalism or capitalist owners have given special responsibilities because it is so masterfully chosen. Or so goes the belief. What it leads to is the present world situation, frequently with race mongers calling others race mongers while they sometimes openly but usually surreptitiously claim to be:

 A master race of chosen people.

We desperately need to rid ourselves of this politically implanted divisive idiocy before it helps destroy not only our economic and social environment, but the human race along with them.

Obama Greets France's Leader, but Warns Against Doing Business With Iran

As usual when making announcements to please AIPAC, the president wore a yarmulka while addressing the French.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sexual Abuse and Liberal Posturing

The latest round of Woody Allen scandal-mongering would have us believe that liberals are indignant about the sexually abused.  This would be heartening news if it were true.  Alas, it is not.  In the Allen case, the liberals have no way of knowing whether he is guilty or not, yet they profess indignation at the mere thought of his "guilt."  Why?  Because in opposing sexual abuse one encounters no opposition (even child molesters condemn it), so one can enjoy a sense of moral achievement without having to do anything at all.  Liberals excel at this.

Recall a very serious case of sexual abuse a decade ago called Abu Ghraib.  In that case there was no doubt about the facts, nor any about who was responsible.  Israel had developed systematic sexual abuse as a way of depriving Palestinian resistance fighters of hero status, and the U.S. adopted the tactic in Iraq, with the American taxpayers footing the bill.  Did liberals call for vengeance against USrael's national security state?  Did they call for a boycott of movie producers guilty of a long line of "terrorist" films depicting Arabs as vicious animals who live only to kill, especially children?  Of course not.  They waxed indignant about George W. Bush and his "dumb" war, then embraced Barack Obama's long series of "smart" wars, with the technique of sexual humiliation continuing on its merry way.

Some years ago journalist Allan Nairn ventured to say that a million Americans - activist Americans - would be sufficient to produce a change in U.S Middle East policy, meaning an end to the occupation of Palestine at the very least.  It is inconceivable that such a change could take place without at the same time abolishing sexual humiliation as a national security strategy.

Will such a change take place?  Maybe, but if it does, it will be no thanks to the liberals, those perpetual fence-sitters who earn the wrath of principled critics on the right and the left who justly resent moral posturing.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Potent Pro-Israel Group Finds Its Momentum Blunted

U.S. government stunned at its inability to destroy Iran. Calls for change of entire foreign policy come from Irish Catholics, Roma people, the Mafia and Seventh Day Adventists.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Protesters Beat Police Officer in Ukraine, Ministry Says

If Occupy Wall Street had done this they'd still be mopping up blood in the financial district.