I’m pretty sure PRIVILEGE is voting for a warmongering sociopath to feel good about having a first woman president.
Oh, really, so it’s “privilege” to support Bernie Sanders because he will take votes away from Hillary and thus enable a Trump presidency? Is it privilege to vote for Trump just for the entertainment value of seeing what the blowhard will do? Who is the only candidate with a direct record of mass murder and banksterism? I’ll assert it’s wildly privileged to inaugurate Hillary Clinton, just as you did Barack Obama, for the token victory of a first whatever, at the cost of giving the US regime a public mandate for more war and imperialism. Remember how we used to believe the world didn’t hate us ordinary Americans, just our fraudulently elected president? Now you want to elect the Bush-est of evils. Privilege is knowing the most formidable military in the world will kill untold thousands of darker-skinned others for the sake of your security.
I’m really not big on this call for gun control, mostly because it means to further restrict individual liberties, and especially because the outcry is a media induced hysteria of disreputable provenance, aimed at America’s violence junkies instead of its dealers. Really? Is Going Postal the result of a citizenry not having laws enough to control itself? US prisons reflect a conflicting diagnosis.
NOT A BIG IF. Who else can dictate austerity, deal justice with drones, and spout mendacious doublespeak without rousing a backlash?
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- After President Obama’s campaign stop at Colorado College, the crowd clears, a reporter files his story, while an indiscreetly placed tree obstructs just enough of the Obama 2012 campaign logo to restore truth to the election season doublespeak. Does “forward” mean much more than the ol’ bla-bla-bla? –to quote a friend who heard his speech. Without the D you have “FOR WAR” which makes a lot more sense, and that “D” stood for Democrat.
War memorial to Global War On Terror, aka War on Islam For World Resources now logging “Horn of Africa” casualties
By now you’ve read elsewhere that many of the wounded soldiers being medivac’d to the US surgery hub in Germany are coming from parts unknown more specifically not-known to be US-declared war zones. Their flight origin is only revealed as “Horn of Africa”, but it’s telling isn’t it? US disrespect for foreign sovereignty means not even uttering the nation states involved. USG spokesmen know, for the geographically challenged, calling it the Horn can obfuscate the spheres of disputed influence stretching from Somalia, for you Blackhawk Downers, to Mali, where three US special ops were recently killed with their prostitute attaches, while the corporate media breathed a collective “huh?” Thankfully US adversaries in Mali had the better sense not to string the American bodies from bridges like pre-Falluja’d Fallujah, or did they? NATO’s media cameras weren’t there to exploit it in any case. Basically the Horn is where US AFRICOM has yet to beat back the continent’s last Islamic protectors as the Western serial rape of Africa drops its pretense that strangulation isn’t the final act.
OCCUPIED COLORADO SPRINGS- While antiwar traditionalists remain stymied about Syria, let’s recognize that the US-EU intervention has already begun. Stop the escalating covert destruction of Syria. Bring our Special Forces boys home now.
How many times have we heard the story of the good hearted American soldier handing candy out to the kids in the countries’ the troops occupy? The US troops occupy these counties to defend the control of American based multi-national corporations over the world’s economy. So it’s no surprise to also discover that the American based food corporations are right behind these US troops ‘giving out’ (selling candy cheap) candy to the kids.
I found this unsigned flier in Denver, a collage of the American eagle, globe in mouth, and Stars & Stripes over US misdeeds, clockwise from top left: race lynching, branding slaves, blindfolded Iraqi detainees, combatant corpse desecration, Hiroshima, torture of Viet Cong, My Lai, Columbus’ mass burning of Taíno Indians, Filipino insurgents executed in trenches, the gruesome trophy pic, etc, framing this succinct condemnation: “The US military, intelligence operatives, and police are traitors to humanity. Those who work with them, those who friend them, and those who sleep with them are collaborators. They are rats and pigs.”
Wanna know who’s all over Kony, KONY 2012 that is? Denver’s Global Equality collective is on top of that shit like you wouldn’t believe. You may have thought the viral video debunked and that was that, a screening of KONY 2012 was attempted in Uganda and caused a riotous backlash. But offline and getting no mention in the MSM is our military’s propaganda campaign in the public schools. From elementary to high school, American children are being rallied to push for US military intervention in Africa. Fortunately anti-imperialist Global Equality owns that cause and has been sending operatives into as many Denver area schools as they can. They’ve got multitudes of handouts, posters, and stickers to subvert the pro-intervention line. Unadulterated, the official message has American children pumping their fists to support hunting down warlord Kony. It’s not just boosterism, they’re recruiting! Our Hitler Youth are vowing to join up to defeat Joseph Kony, for the crime of abducting children to fight in his army, aptly named “invisible children” because our would-be conscripts forget that’s who they’ll be killing. If you want to save the children in the Denver schools, contact Global Equality about getting their anti-press-kit, otherwise their resources are available online.
Was mainstream media endorsing a viral Youtube video your first clue that the Invisible Children campaign bears the suspicious signs of US war-making propaganda?! What “Save Darfur” was to Sudan, the CIA-spelled backward [Africa’s] Invisible Children operation is to Uganda. With its Libyan protector out of the way, Africa and its resources have never been more accessible, so now AFRICOM’s cross-hairs are on regional insurgent defenders. Apparently Joseph Kony is today’s poster villain, and those pitching a US intervention in Central Africa want to convince the public the engagement would have an exit strategy not to exceed 2012. Flowers and candy.
What are we holding against Joseph Kony, indoctrinating child soldiers? What are American recruiters doing in our middle schools but trolling for our Invisible Children who, undereducated, undernourished and unprotected from predatory militarist propaganda, succumb to the economic or criminal justice draft?
Our local District Attorney has declared the case closed that the Real Estate industry who own City Hall and the Mayor and the County Commissioners might be using the legislative and enforcement powers of City Hall and their appointed servants in the Police and Courts to rig deals that profit… The Real Estate Cartel. Couldn’t possibly be that Rich People would use their wealth to buy political power and use that power to route Public Money into their already swollen bank accounts.
No, they’re above that sort of behavior.
Or so we’re told, this time by their bought-and-paid (through stolen public money, perhaps?) District Attorney. Because wealth and the attendant Greed would never invite them into corrupt practices. No not never!
Can you match this for a haunting image? There’s Colonel Gaddafi and President Obama, two years ago. I suppose the Tea Party would pretend they were pals. Why wouldn’t they be, both are misunderstood weirdos, both were espoused rescuers of their respective peoples. Where similarities end, the rivalry is epic. One the protector of Africa and the unaligned world, the other its despoiler. One perhaps rendered timid with age, bombed into submission, his own daughter killed by an extrajudicial US assassination attempt, the other his future killer. I look at this image and reflect on the author of the Little Green Book, ideology for the Libyan renaissance, whose recent pitiless murder was videotaped and televised from all angles. Others might look more soberly at President Barack Obama, skilled comfort giver, who we’ve come to see shows no reticence for killing thousands sight unseen, but here he’s looking his mark straight in the face. What’s Obama saying with that handshake? I’m not sure Obama’s eye contact is going to have the effect it used to.
I just came across one of these in a parking lot yesterday, apparently the Jeep Rubicon has been out for a few years. This uber-alles thrillcraft sort of defines America’s sorry state of cultural illiteracy, wouldn’t you say? Julius Caesar didn’t violate Rome’s Posse Comitatus prohibition riding IN A Rubicon. Bad-ass as you wanna be, if your Rubicon is like the average off-road vehicle, it will never leave the pavement. Your Rubicon logo is just to remind one and all that you could cross it, if you knew where it was. The sorrier irony is that Caesar’s defiant act militarized the empire’s civil society and curtailed its democracy.
I forget, do Americans celebrate The 4th of July because America can kick everyone’s ass, or because we can kick anyone’s ass, be they unarmed, civilian, or collateral; and by remote, and with impunity? Americans celebrate our independence, yet we are not free, while we actively attack others to ensure they’re not either. Do you wonder if the American appetite for fireworks owes quite a bit to our never having suffered a home front war? I can’t look at these pyrotechnics without thinking that this is what the other end of the gun looks like. We sit protected, watching non-lethal Shock ‘N’ Wow demos, while for many parts of the world, such explosions terrify, re-fire PTSD, and at the least, remind millions of how they lost their loved ones.
President Obama made much glowing talk about all the “help” that “we’re giving” Afghanistan, building roads for the use of “our” military transports, schools where “we” get to teach their kids to be Corporate Slaves just like the kids in Amerika. A centralized Police State government which is under “our” control.
The wonderful security enjoyed by prisoners everywhere.
Rescuing the Afghans from having to make decisions based on their needs rather than “our” corporate needs.
But, of course, “we” didn’t bomb them into rubble and then bomb the rubble and invade and control and kill any who “we” can’t control for the Glowing Purpose Mr Obama praised so highly, to help the Afghan people in any way.
Meaning, the Afghans who have a LOT more experience with this sort of things keep their heads down while being shot at. So, since all I saw was the headline I wonder if the Yellow Journalists at the Gag-Zette took that into account, mentioning perhaps that going John Wayne on people who are shooting at you gets you killed faster? I bet not, though. I bet it’s a slam against those “ungrateful heathens” not appreciating being
Slaughtered in drone strikes, police state home invasion actions and general mayhem associated with being an invaded but not yet conquered state errr I mean “Liberated”.
Why, that ingrateKarzhai actually meekly requesting that the Chair Force stop bombing the living dogshit out of the citizens he allegedly represents, How Dare He? (For about a half hour it looked like he was) standing up to his Lord High Masters at the Pentagon and State Department?
Maybe he better learn the lessons of Mannie Noriega and other Puppets who tried to cut their strings.
As to the myth the Warmongers still insist on putting out, no… no… not a “myth” but since they know it’s not true, an Outright Lie, that the soldiers are there fighting for the Afghan people… Bullshit. They’re not even fighting for the AMERICAN people, they’re fighting for “American” hegemony, economic dominance, preeminence and supremacy, in which they themselves, like the vast majority of Americans, just ain’t gonna share. The BigPigs at British Petroleum will, not that they’re Americans.
Wikileaks did their famous number, what they’re really good at doing, with diplomatic messages between then-head of Britain’s Foreign Ministry Gordon Brown and fellow BP’er and BushPoodle Blair, while the Bu/ush Regime were still saying it had nothing to do with oil or the Project for the New American Century, citing concerns that they (British Petroleum, not the British and certainly not the Iraqi People) “got their fair share of Iraqi Oil” in exchange for selling the lives and fortunes of their countrymen. Judas and Judas, the Iscariot brothers, haggling over the Thirty Pieces.
And, lying through their pristine expensively maintained dental work about “weapons of Mass Destruction” and a “probable link to 9/11”
There was an AP story about infanticide in India, mostly young girls, and the question attached was “why, with rising prosperity?”
One question immediately answered, the “rising prosperity” is mostly the Rich getting Richer, much like the Class War they “upper class elites” declared in America long long ago and are intensifying now.
Having the top economic level, the “1 percenters” getting an even larger share of even an expanding economy means those in the 80% who have less income than it takes to actually survive, will have even less. A classic example of How Deregulated Free Market Capital works to destroy the poor for the profit of the very richest.
And now, it’s taking its bloody horrid toll on the children of the poor PEOPLE.
While she was speaking… she had a 71 year old Former CIA analyst BEATEN by Capitol Pigs for “heckling” her… not by screaming denunciations, but by quietly standing up and turning his back on her LIES. Like Sarah Palin having people beaten and arrested for not sitting down and not shutting up while she was lying HER ass off about “don’t sit down and don’t shut up” You must to sit quietly while the Fuhrer speaks, then applaud at appropriate moments! Alle Sieg HEIL!
Iraqi Defector gave defective evidence deliberately, US/UK Defective Detectives failed to notice. See? The Bush, Blair and other governments who launched the blatantly profit-driven war weren’t actually Lying to us in any way, oh, no… They were Misled by a bad ol’ Iraqi. That makes all better, they weren’t dishonest, just stupid. Dig that thar hole a little deeper boys… you’ll dig your way out eventually… lying cowardly profit-hungry chickenshit pukes… LONDON (Reuters) – An Iraqi defector made up claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction to help topple his government, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Wednesday.
As the Empire burns… “Rescue Mission” was the excuse for the ultimately FAILED invasion of Grenada, to draw attention away from the Iran/Contra cartel FAILURE getting skunked in Lebanon. And to divert attention from the British Naval bombardment of Argentina under pretext of defending an Imperial Possession and the fact that the U.S. Military, in direct renegation of the Constitutionally ratified treaty with the Organization of American States, was actively assisting the British Empire with their unlawful attacks against the people and nation of Argentina. Just a small part of that Wonderful Reagan/Maggot Thatcher Legacy that the right wing TeaTards are celebrating. Stupid Bastards.
Remember the Maine? In 1898 a popular uprising was threatening Spanish rule in Cuba. The US Navy cruised to the rescue. The rescue of whom, we never got the chance to find out. An explosion aboard the USS Maine gave America the pretext to blame a Spanish torpedo. An America inflamed by a jingoist press declared war on Spain and promptly seized her colonies “to protect US interests,” by coincidence just as the indigenous populations were overcoming their colonizer and were about to win their freedom. Today a US attack fleet speeds toward Egypt. Washington asserts its mission is to evacuate US nationals if need be.
Says he doesn’t have anything against Islam, just “radical” Islam, meaning, Muslims who don’t bow down before his Naturally Superior White Culture. He also, as prime minister to ROYALTY, and incidentally the same Royal Family that used to hunt his ancestors, just for sport, babbles much about Democracy and respect for other cultures. Which he says is somehow the hallmark of the British Empire.
Hosni Mubarak must stay – US envoy
Frank Wisner: ‘This is an ideal moment for Mubarak to show the way forward’
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak “must stay in office” during a power transition, a US special envoy says.
Frank Wisner was speaking as protesters kept up their demands for Mr Mubarak to step down immediately.
In other words, for Democracy to succeed in Egypt the people of Egypt have to accede to the will of the foremost enemy of democracy in the modern world. “Do as we tell you, so you can enjoy all the freedom we GIVE you… Just hold out your neck for the collar…”
Because it’s in the U.S.
Imperial errr “National” interest of the people of Iran that there be a U.S. controlled errr “backed” Satrapy err Democratic Regime errr… strong centralized government in WashingtonEgypt, but run from Washingto Cairo for when we liberate Iran through the use of nuclear devastation.
Actually Baroness Ashton and other “diplomats” said they were “disappointed”. Baroness Ashton led a delegation from France, Germany, Russia, the UK, US and China, at the two-day talks. The international team had proposed a new version of a plan to keep Iranian enrichment within civilian-grade levels by having it send uranium abroad to be processed. But Western diplomatic sources have spoken of anger and frustration over Iran’s behavior at the talks. But of course… Arrogantly demanding that one’s own nation be accorded the same Sovereign Rights as any other is a privilege accorded to the Great Powers. “Simply EVERYBODY knows THAT, Dah-link”
You don’t care what our neighborhood Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission has gotten its leash tangled around –I shouldn’t– but the latest is just too funny. FIRST, in November they sponsored an Israel-BDS protest to boycott a local Ahava outlet and promptly got two participants arrested. Wrongly of course, but the police were awaiting them with a letter fashioned for the occasion by the City Attorney giving the CSPD authority to drive the activists from the private property. Although planning had been kept on the QT, do you think the reception might have been due to monthly confabs which the PPJPC executive director keeps with city law enforcement? Later in debriefing, the director pronounced his incredulity that the “new policy” hadn’t been spelled out to him at the last meeting. So what kinds of things do the PPJPC & CSPD discuss? SECOND, just as the PPJPC fell for the Save Darfur intervention-as-peacemaking faketivism, then zipped it for Obama’s false hopetivism, now the pitiful dupes call their Muslim-Jewish-Christian “Evening in Jerusalem” gathering a THREE CUPS OF TEA PARTY! Would this be in deference to Greg Mortenson‘s Western Empire [school] building enterprise? That puts the PPJPC in the company of the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security, Mortenson’s biggest boosters. The next chance I get I will ask known J&P’ers I promise you — who are the Idiot Iscariots taking this tack? The PPJPC is soliciting donations from earnest yous and mes in the name of peace and justice, to advocate for forfeiting civil liberties and 3CoT’s participatory militarism.