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If it weren’t for the nonviolence sneaks

In honor of Oct 2, the International Day of Nonviolence, which hardly any government of the world honors IN DEED, especially the league of NATO and USA’s coalition of the killing. I thought I’d perseverate further on the role nonviolent dogma plays in squashing dissent. Here’s my theme: If it weren’t for the nonviolence sneaks the antiwar movement of the 60s might have deposed the military industrial complex before it became supersized, privatized and above the law. Or not, but NV claptrap certainly got us nowhere.

If it weren’t for the nonviolence sneaks, Gaza might have been liberated already. Nonviolent kabuki demonstrations have spoiled attempted marches from Egypt, have scuttled would-be flotillas, have squeezed out real activists from sailing to Gaza’s rescue. Ask yourself, which brought more attention and sympathy for Palestinians, the Mavi Marmara or “The Audacity of Hope” which didn’t even show audacity enough to confront Greek harbor keepers? The Turkish activists on the Marmara were nonviolent, but not neurotically so. They might have expelled their Israeli boarders, but we have to pretend at least surprise at the brutality of Israel’s massacre. The US Boat on the other hand exchanged indignation over bullhorns without ever leaving the harbor, then stood down. Nonviolence doesn’t mean passivity, really?

If it weren’t for the nonviolence sneaks, the Palestinian’s right to defend their homeland from their occupiers would not be an issue. If Palestine was allowed to resist their invaders, Israel would stop trying to take it all.

If it weren’t for the nonviolence sneaks, Bush could not have stolen a second election and Americans wouldn’t have had to settle for hope instead of change.

If it wasn’t for the nonviolence sneaks with their ultimatums of passivity, who knows how soon the New World Order might have been prevented? It’s the nonviolence sneaks who are the most despicable provocateurs, alienating the 99% by ensuring public protest remain forever ineffectual.

If it weren’t for the nonviolence sneaks, antiwar movements would end war, social injustices would be righted, and greed brought to justice.

If it weren’t for the nonviolence sneaks who enforce public compliance, world governments would respect their people and couldn’t rule by fear.

If if wasn’t for the nonviolence sneaks, the public’s urgent will would be heeded, instead of dismissed for inconsequential whine it’s become.

Woody Guthrie at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade!

Actually, his son Arlo. Now, usually on Thanksgiving we hear Arlo’s “Alices Restaurant”. Which is a good song sung for a good cause, the Alices Restaurant Anti-Massacre Movement.
Unlike a parade at which he sang the song in 1968, in Chicago, and a parade in Colorado Springs where the music was all militaristic, even the Al Khaly Shrine band playing God Save the Queen, the British National Anthem at a St Paddies’ parade, with Royal Marines marching in the band, where neither Arlo, his most excellent music or really any radical ideals were expressed, (save for the Military theme of “We get to go to exotic lands, meet interesting people, and kill them in order to take those exotic lands”)
The Macy’s Parade wasn’t interrupted by Uniformed Thugs beating up Americans for daring to say that peace is better than murdering people.
And his song at the Macy’s parade? One of his fathers songs. “This land is made for you and me” which Right Wing Media Lunatic Beck makes a huge Hysterical Anti-Leftist Spasm about, because the song expresses a Communist principle that the land does NOT belong exclusively to the Wealthy. Especially since every square inch of what is now defined as the United States was taken at gunpoint from the original owners, and those who refused, were slaughtered, along with their families. Including the Babies. At public expense and for the immediate and long term benefit of the Very Rich. The ones Beck represents. And his TeaBag fake revolutionaries
Unlike the marchers at the St Paddies Parade, unlike the marchers at the Democratic Convention 68, unlike Woody Guthrie, Gleen Beck and his Fascist Fellow Travelers in the Tea Party, not a single TeaBag has EVER been prevented from speaking, forced to the ground or had his face hit with club or Taser or Police Jackboot, the TeaBags have NEVER been gassed or had the PIGS ride into their midst on horseback swing clubs and busting skulls, even though they advocate KILLING Americans. Chickenshit fake-revolutionary PUKES have the full backing of the PIG establishment. Really BRAVE of them.

Woody had this sign he would paint on his guatar or printed up on paper and glued to it,

For a long time I’ve been engraving this message on my flutes, (descant Recorders, actually)

In tribute to a man loved by the people and hated by the Fascists, like Beck, like the TeaBags, the Republicans…
No, I don’t think it’s hyperbole to mention the FACT that the main difference between a Nazi and a Republican is that the Nazis were far more organized and efficient.
They were, at the same time as the Anschluss, organizing in America, actually had rallies at venues like Madison Square Garden. Huge rallies attended by the Elite of the Republican Party. Pastors like Billy Sunday preached at their rallies. The Klan attended their rallies.
Kind of like the Tea Party Rally Beck and Palin held at the Lincoln Memorial. Wonderful company they keep, and they get all bent out of shape when somebody on the Left has the gall to mention it. Or mentioning the FACT that the Modern Nazis, Beck and Palin, attack a minority religious group from the Middle East, just like Billy Sunday and Prescott Bush and their American Brownshirts attacked the Jewish middle eastern minority religious group. They choose American Muslims today because they’re cowards and want to pick a fight with the smallest minority group possible.

But you know what kept the Nazis from taking over in America? Sure as HELL wasn’t the American Fascist Republican Party.
Wasn’t the American Military, either, Doug MacArthur and Eisenhower and Patton actually ordered American Soldiers to fire on… American Soldiers, in Washington DC within spitting distance of where the Modern Fascists held their rally.

It was leftists like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, the more public faces of the anger sweeping across America at the Industrialists and their minions in the Nazi Party and the Klan. And the millions of Americans displaced, unemployed, uprooted, for no crime other than being at the bottom when the Very Rich crashed the American economy on top of them.

And the PIGS, true to form, today and then, took sides with the rich.

Hey, Hitler didn’t throw EVERYBODY into the concentration camps… right?

I mean, he only had Anarchists, homosexuals, criminals, members of a certain Middle Eastern religious/ethnic minority, Communists, Union Members, Mormons, Anabaptists (Mennonite, Hutterite, Amish), blacks, Romany (“gypsy”) and people drafted from the conquered lands to work in German industry…
 
So, since the White, Mainstream, willing-to-obey Christian Germans didn’t get beaten in the streets by storm troopers…

So the people who demonstrated against the Nazi Regime and were arrested or beaten in the streets or killed outright, they were Just Whiners, because SOME of the Pet Proletariat am DeutscheVaterland had a comparatively easy life, weren’t thrown into prisons or beaten down, killed or sundry unpleasant nasty occurrences… As long as they never once tried to take off their little doggy collars or break their chains in any way. The others, those bad wicked Whiner “dissidents”, they should have Just Left The Country… Love it or Leave it, right, “patriots”?