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Bahrain King Hamad fells monument at Pearl Roundabout to efface revolution, also so his hanging won’t be iconic

The prevailing talking point on Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa is that he’s a “good man.” So is his son the Crown Prince, apparently both “good men,” which stands at odds with the ongoing murderous repression of their fiefdom’s pro-Democracy demonstrators and the doctors trying to save them. How genteel an argument, to dismiss reports of massacres, arrests and beatings out of hand, because their reality would simply be too out of character to be believed. Media spokesman for the proto-Saudis and their Western Boyars assure viewers the news is inherently inconsistent with the much-self-beloved royals. How does that square with the sudden calculated move to tear down the monument at the center of the Pearl Roundabout which had become the iconic symbol of Bahrain’s popular uprising and its resilient demonstrators? Oh the sculpture resembled less political symbolism than cake decoration, the usual garish erection by born-in-a-tent nouveau riche. But what are we to conclude was the king’s benevolent motive? A sudden aesthetic enlightenment” I would advise the self-bolstered monarch to fell every structure in Bahrain from which his subjects might be able to string a noose.

Cameron vows Racial Cultural purity for Britain

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.

There was, earlier, a parade honoring what the Irish call Bloody Sunday, when Mr Cameron’s Loving and Caring and ever-so-respectful Queen ordered her storm-troopers to fire on a crowd in Derry, in January 1972.

* John (Jackie) Duddy (17). Shot in the chest in the car park of Rossville flats. Four witnesses stated Duddy was unarmed and running away from the paratroopers when he was killed. Three of them saw a soldier take deliberate aim at the youth as he ran. He is the uncle of the Irish boxer John Duddy.

* Patrick Joseph Doherty (31). Shot from behind while attempting to crawl to safety in the forecourt of Rossville flats. Doherty was the subject of a series of photographs, taken before and after he died by French journalist Gilles Peress. Despite testimony from “Soldier F” that he had fired at a man holding and firing a pistol, Widgery acknowledged that the photographs showed Doherty was unarmed, and that forensic tests on his hands for gunshot residue proved negative.

* Bernard McGuigan (41). Shot in the back of the head when he went to help Patrick Doherty. He had been waving a white handkerchief at the soldiers to indicate his peaceful intentions.

* Hugh Pious Gilmour (17). Shot through his right elbow, the bullet then entering his chest as he ran from the paratroopers on Rossville Street.

Widgery acknowledged that a photograph taken seconds after Gilmour was hit corroborated witness reports that he was unarmed, and that tests for gunshot residue were negative

“Widgery” refers to the first investigation, which in spite of all these inconsistencies, cleared the British Stormtroopers of any wrongdoing.

* Kevin McElhinney (17). Shot from behind while attempting to crawl to safety at the front entrance of the Rossville Flats. Two witnesses stated McElhinney was unarmed.

* Michael Gerald Kelly (17). Shot in the stomach while standing near the rubble barricade in front of Rossville Flats. Widgery accepted that Kelly was unarmed.

* John Pius Young (17). Shot in the head while standing at the rubble barricade. Two witnesses stated Young was unarmed.

* William Noel Nash (19). Shot in the chest near the barricade. Witnesses stated Nash was unarmed and going to the aid of another when killed.

* Michael M. McDaid (20). Shot in the face at the barricade as he was walking away from the paratroopers. The trajectory of the bullet indicated he could have been killed by soldiers positioned on the Derry Walls.

* James Joseph Wray (22). Wounded then shot again at close range while lying on the ground. Witnesses who were not called to the Widgery Tribunal stated that Wray was calling out to say that he could not move his legs before he was shot the second time.

* Gerald Donaghy (17). Shot in the stomach while attempting to run to safety between Glenfada Park and Abbey Park. Donaghy was brought to a nearby house by bystanders where he was examined by a doctor. His pockets were turned out in an effort to identify him. A later police photograph of Donaghy’s corpse showed nail bombs in his pockets. Neither those who searched his pockets in the house nor the British army medical officer (Soldier 138) who pronounced his death shortly afterwards say they saw any bombs. Donaghy had been a member of Fianna Éireann, an IRA-linked Republican youth movement.

Paddy Ward, a police informer who gave evidence at the Saville Inquiry, claimed that he had given two nail bombs to Donaghy several hours before he was shot dead.

* Gerald (James) McKinney (34). Shot just after Gerald Donaghy. Witnesses stated that McKinney had been running behind Donaghy, and he stopped and held up his arms, shouting “Don’t shoot! Don’t shoot!”, when he saw Donaghy fall. He was then shot in the chest.

* William Anthony McKinney (27). Shot from behind as he attempted to aid Gerald McKinney (no relation). He had left cover to try to help Gerald.

* John Johnston (59). Shot in the leg and left shoulder on William Street 15 minutes before the rest of the shooting started. Johnston was not on the march, but on his way to visit a friend in Glenfada Park He died 4½ months later; his death has been attributed to the injuries he received on the day. He was the only one not to die immediately or soon after being shot.

Here’s something that will sound familiar to those who watched, either here or another site, the leaked video of U.S. Army helicopters shooting up a residential neighborhood in Iraq. And where one U.S. soldier, who rescued two badly wounded CHILDREN, was censured by his Commanding Officer for doing so.

“At a certain point, reports of an IRA sniper operating in the area were allegedly given to the Army command centre”

The cause of the “riot”? The respectful and democracy loving British PIGS Mr Cameron gushes about with their constant working for Freedom, had ordered the Irish not to hold a protest march.

Something our Colorado Springs critics would do well to remember, when they start talking about our own St Paddiy’s Day Massacre four years ago, and berating us for making political statements at St Paddy’s, which “everybody (who has been indoctrinated to always obey anybody who claims authority) KNOWS has no political ramification”

The Pro-Babykilling War Machine marched with no interference. The Young Marines Brainwash-the-Kids marched with no interference, teaching the little bastards how to grow up to be Babykillers just like mommy and daddy.

Boy Scouts, actually an offshoot of British youth paramilitary groups, same thing. Nothing political about that, now was there? There was as far as I know not one rendition of “Wearin’ o’ the Green” played, which has the line in it, referring to the 400 year Killing and Suppression Spree in which the Brits engaged, “they’re hangin men, and hangin’ women, fo’ the wearin’ o’ the Green.”

The Al Khaly Shrine band, however, did play “God Save the Queen” as the Colorado Springs Gestapo were Ideologically Cleansing the parade.

There were even British military in the St Paddy’s parade.

But, back in England, the Scion of Scots who is now a lackey to the English-born German Queen, has turned his attention to Muslim British Citizens. Probably has much to do with the Irish having finally beaten back the English “pro-democracy freedom loving” masters.

The Republic of Ireland, by the way, did not back the Bush/Blair regime war of conquest, based on lies, of the Iraqi nation. And still don’t.

Flag pin betrayal

Of course you know I would just never unleash a vicious attack like mocking a fake-patriot or faux-elitist move like wrapping ones bullshit in either the flag or the cross. Just have to point out that the flag lapel pin, the one Republicans bitched and whined so much about Democrats not wearing, the one Lisa Czeladtko is wearing in the picture chosen by Gag-Zette writer Daniel Chacon when “calling out” Ed over his Free Speech opposing a political candidate. Not that The Gag-zette (Colorado Springs Gazette, “Freedom” Communications”) has ever so much as given a mild tsk-tsk’ing to violent attacks on Free Speech in Colorado Springs, usually instigated by City Council or persons very close to them.St Paddies Day 2007 leaps to my mind. Or to Fake Patriotism. You’ll notice, if you’re observant, that the “flag” in question has 7 stripes and 18 stars.

It’s a sign of the depths of rabble rousing the “elitists” will plumb when wanting to silence any opposition to their agenda as “unpatriotic” and Anti-Christ.

“Calling out” by the way, is in Colorado and other Western states, a challenge to physical violence. Usually issued by a heavily armed Coward who is so sure of victory that he assumes he can force the other person to apologize for saying anything.

Then go get drunk with his redneck comrades. Might makes right, Oderint dum Metuant “let them hate us as long as they fear us”.

Maybe Chacon should more carefully consider HIS choice of words. That way he wouldn’t leave himself open to Attacks errr… criticism that lumps him in with the likes of Caligula, King Charles II of England and George W. Bush.

So the Rich Pigs are afraid their piglets will see what poverty looks like, instead of, as Ms Lisa Siddhattha suggests, hiding the poverty from the delicate eyes of the Piglets?

Lest they see the human price of their own opulent lifestyle.

Actually, her ties to Developers, like the Flag Pin, betray her true agenda.

According to the Developer Religion, evidenced by the Real Estate Developer who “founded” Colorado Springs, the idolatrous statue of whom sits in the meddle of the intersection at the Northwest corner of Acacia Park,

According to their money worship Cult of Mammon, the sight of poverty in CS would drive down real estate prices. Therefore they wouldn’t have enough blood-money profits from selling their stolen-at-gunpoint land.

One of their High Priestesses, Janis Heuberger, wrote in her blog that Bicycles should be banned from acacia Park, because “only the Homeless” ride bicycles. There were further suggestions by one of her sycophantic supporters that people who LOOK homeless should be banned from city parks.
Imagine that, the “non-elitists” as they style themselves, seeking to impose a conformist dress code on the citizens of Colorado Springs. To protect their profit margin. And even ban an economical, non-wasteful and healthy form of transportation. Unless you drive a gas-guzzler you’re not welcome in Colorado Springs. Nothing elitist about that, No Sir!

And failing to admit that it was Real Estate Developers who in one fell swoop crashed the economy, providing the pin that burst the bubble of Capitalism, turning millions of Americans into potentially homeless PEOPLE. (notice that, Chacon, Czeladtko, Heuberger? Those of us who speak the English Language know that “homeless” is an adjective, not a noun. “the homeless” should properly include the human title PEOPLE)

Ms Lisa and Ms Heuberger and Chacon might have their sycophants answer this by saying that I’m lumping all of them together. No, messieurs et mesdames, YOU lump yourselves together. Frequently.

Remember Fred Thompson and his Little Red Pickup?

The one that he had somebody deliver to a short driving distance from his rallies, so he could pretend to be “jes plain folks”?
He’s doing Bankster Commercials. Yep. Working for an investment group, who are hawking a “reverse mortgage”. While being a Republican and therefore supporting their loud cries for the Government to cut off any loan guarantees, he smoothly lies to the people and says it’s a Government Backed Guarantee. What a hypocrite.
Fits right in. If I had any doubts of whether the now-privatized program is unsound, that settled the doubt.
Why it sounded fishy before, first, it’s not really backed by any actual cash. And it was always administered through the private investment bankers. Like AIG who had to be bailed out because they’re just such wonderful stewards of other peoples money.
Then there’s the idea that while their customers are walking over the grass, and the grass ain’t walkin’ over them, they can’t be evicted. The ones whose Social Security and Health Care are on the chopping block, in a charge led by… the banksters and their new spokesfreak.
Gentle Readers, if you’re already invested in this, whenever the Banker comes around to visit, don’t eat or drink any gifts he brings.

Need another reason to boycott 900 lb bully Amazon? Censoring Wikileaks

Amazon booted Wikileaks from its cloud server service, at the behest of Zionist warmonger Joe Lieberman. Twittered Wikileaks in response:
“If Amazon are so uncomfortable with the first amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books.” The corporate media is already censoring “Cablegate” with misdirection, describing the leaked diplomatic cables as indelicate embarrassments, as opposed to incriminating revelations of America’s imperialist anti-democratic outrages. The Interpol has declared an international manhunt of the Wikileaks founder based on scurrilous accusations of sexual misconduct, Canada is calling for Julian Assange’s execution via US drone, our politicians want to prosecute the Australian Assange under the draconian 1917 US Espionage Act. Amazon’s cowardly deed today is a reminder of the private sector’s omniscient control over everyone’s access to information. Imagine a world where whistleblowers are denied whistles. Shopping bags only please. On Amazon’s internet no one can hear you scream.

While the US media is scolding Wikileaks spokespeople for shaming US diplomacy, the free presses are reporting about the cables which detail the US abuse of diplomatic cover to supply intelligence data, some of it intended to direct US/Israeli drone strikes. The collusion of foreign governments to help the US circumvent international law, US complicity in the Honduran coup, among many other crimes.

Bradley Manning allegedly confessed leaking Cablegate to FBI informer Adrian Lamo, describing the trove of damning revelations thus:

“Hilary Clinton and several thousand diplomats around the world are going to have a heart attack when they wake up one morning and find an entire repository of classified foreign policy is available in a searchable format to the public. Everywhere there is a U.S. post there is a diplomatic scandal that will be revealed. It is open diplomacy, worldwide anarchy in CSV format. It’s Climategate with a global scope and breathtaking depth. It is beautiful and horrifying.”

Although an estimated half million US government operatives had access to these cables, only 20-year-old intelligence analyst Manning had the conscience to recognize the immorality being kept from public view. That’s a military culture of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, of which discrimination against sexual preference is the smallest consequence.

Have you read any of the objective coverage of the damning cables? What’s been released is only a fraction, so as not to overwhelm a media which can only focus on a single soundbite at a time. Is the absence of cables critical of Israel evidence that Julian Assange is actually MOSSAD? Rather, and I’m not alone in pointing this out, the dearth of diplomatic cables to and from Israel indicates the streamlined collusion with the US. Only in Tarantino movies do hired killers have dialog. Old comrades don’t regale each other with revelations about Quarter Pounder versus Le Royale. Israeli and US diplomats have nothing to have to keep abreast about.

Is Assange really CIA/MOSSAD/AIPAC? I’d say the smears against him more likely are. When the same voices disparaging Assange ALSO find themselves horrified by the revelations of the US diplomatic cables, is when I’ll start giving them some credibility. Nobody’s so cynical that they cannot be shocked about US indifference to its inhumanty. Noam Chomsky calls it the US’ hate of Democracy.

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.

Pentagon and State Dept Call leaked information Crimes

Just, you know, not the CRIMES committed by their agents and soldiers, it’s the revelation of those Crimes that’s ‘criminal’.
No word yet on any prosecution against the Rove-Bush Kartel for making false statements that have directly led to the deaths of thousands of United States servicemen (each one a capital offense, according the the Bush Doctrine) and a literally uncounted number of Afghan and Iraqi civilians. Although the Wikileaks reports did add a substantial number to that count.
No, the people who told massive lies to support starting and continuing the Mass Murder Campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, they’re not the subject of the Criminal Investigation, run in large part by Investigators who ARE Criminals.
It’s once again come down to prosecuting people for telling the Truth.

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”?

there seem to be a few people who have missed this point…

Now, these pictures represent the actuality of the “Fighting for Freedom of Speech and other Rights” that our noble and glorious Military and Police do. These scenes, the one where the cop has an elderly gentleman in a choke-hold, an ILLEGAL chokehold which the Cop denied, despite the fact that the victim is a prominent member of the Community, well, that one was from when our C.S. Gestapo Department assaulted seven members of a group who legally entered a Parade three years ago. Paid “free” speech.

One of our number, now gone, Elizabeth Fineron, was dragged from the Bookmobile, our only motorized vehicle in the parade, because she couldn’t get out fast enough to please the Pigs errr… “Freedom Fighters” (they DO fight freedom every time it rears its head.) She was then arrested after supposedly dropping the “eff” word. “Fascist” but that’s not the one the Bootlicking Pig Apologists cite.

By the time the Freedom Fighters attacked Elizabeth, however, their Fascist Forces were already in full-on attack mode. Not to worry, though, oh ye Defenders of Pig Control Freak Tactics, somewhere in there, while the Pigs were already attacking, some witness or witnesses heard the “eff” word, so that makes it all better. Their very action of stopping the entry from participating in the parade, long before the Alleged Use of The Eff Word, was a criminal assault and a planned, deliberate denial of our rights as citizens.

But of course, the Cops and the Military Personnel both in the parade and among the spectators, they were “defending” our Right of Free Speech, which only applies, of course, if that Free Speech agrees with what our Masters tell us we can say.

And in a lovely twist of logic, they’re exporting this same “freedom” to other countries, countries which just happen to have mineral wealth or strategic geographic positions which Our Beloved Rulers want to exploit for their Private Gain, at Public Expense. And, of course, the fact that the entry in the Parade called notice to the illegality of such actions. The line of Heavily Armored and Armed Uniformed Thugs in the second picture are poised to do the same thing to Other Citizens who dare to use Free Speech and Freedom to Assemble in defiance of their Corporate Masters.

Yet, SOME WILL CLAIM that this is done in defense of Freedom and not very gently chide us for saying otherwise.

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Statistical Manipulation

This has a two part trigger, for me, I saw a bus stop sign saying that 1 in 5 returning soldiers have TBI and a BBC headline about “stocks fall on manufacturing data”, the last being a poorly constructed sentence that can be read two ways, manufacturing as a noun or as a verb transformed to adjective. Either way it would be accurate, recent events on Wall Street show they’ve been manufacturing the data for a long long time.
But with the TBI example, we get some really complex thought-lines from the one sentence. Is that perhaps 20% of ALL returning military personnel? Even with that 20% being limited to Combat Infantry personnel that would be a shocker. And you KNOW the Army would make it minimal. They’ve been treating (and getting busted doing it) TBI as “underlying personality disorders with onset prior to service” which means the Pentagoons are Covering Their Collective Poopy Butt.

That gives them the opportunity to give the soldiers thus affected anywhere from an “Unfit for Service – Psychiatric” Honorable Discharge BUT, since it’s not officially service connected, they don’t have to pay a dime to the broken soldiers. Just throw them away and holler “NEXT!”… To Bad Conduct or Dishonorable discharges complete with Prison Time if their injuries, or battlefield-induced psychoses caused by an overdose of combined Conscience and Unconscionable Deeds they’re ordered to commit, cause them to commit “crimes” like telling their Commanding Officer to fuck himself and go kill the “enemy” civilians himself if he wants them dead so damn bad. That’s called “mutiny” and punishable by death at the highest level or “insubordination” and punishable as a Federal felony at the lowest.

By denying TBI and PTSD claims the Pentagoons can handle a lot of the symptoms of both as crimes, to be punished, rather than as symptoms of damages caused by the Pentagon Mission.

They can also punish the soldiers for “malingering” – faking illness to get out of performance of their duties… if they report the symptoms to Medical Personnel and Medical, who are under orders from their “superiors” (which would make themselves “inferiors”, something the military discourages you mentioning) and if those orders pointedly Exclude diagnosing PTSD or TBI, that means the Medical Personnel themselves would be required to report the soldier for “malingering”.

They did that crap with Agent Orange victims too, and still do. File an A.O. claim and they’ll investigate YOU as a criminal rather than Monsanto, Dow and Union Carbide…

That leads to the Other Interpretation of the statistic. If “Soldiers” is limited to the Army, possibly the Marines, that’s still the largest chunk of Military personnel and would mean possibly 37% of returning Army and Marine Corps being affected. That’s one in three instead of one in five.

Be All That You Can Be, as the lying ass recruiter slogan used to say.

BP, Meet Agatha

As in, the first named storm of the season. So far, 12 killed in Guatemala. Oh, and we were duly informed that the Top Kill maneuver failed. If it’s any consolation to us they didn’t wait two weeks to tell us that. A bit of further consolation, such as it is, this poisoning of the ocean has the potential to end America’s involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. NATO as a whole, too, because the rest of the NATO countries are facing budget crisis and crises, the first shared and the second individual, country by country case by case. The core of it isn’t socialized medicine or public welfare programs. The core of it is NATO itself, with the NATO mission of buying more expensive equipment, hiring more soldiers and not fighting one single God-Damn war that isn’t strictly for the benefit of the Wealthiest individuals on the planet. No wars of Defense, no wars for Freedom, or Nation Building, all that is window dressing, sham, frosting on a cake that’s baked from the mortal remains of the Imperialist Manifesto. A manifesto that’s written in not one document, nor book… but the death records of hundreds of millions of people, civilian, military, or militant, the ones described in 1916 as “The Great Fallen”.

The Great Fallen was made a slogan to memorialize one particular battle, that was neither at the beginning nor the end of the Imperial Meat Grinder. It counts only those fallen by gunfire in pitched battle. Not those killed by the plagues unleashed, one after another, the famines, also known as “Recessions, Depressions” and (my personal favorite, that used by the richest themselves) “Bubbles and Adjustments.” Oh, the market is going through one of it’s periodic correction cycles.
That’s great news for those who have vast wealth, but for the people who put that vast wealth in their pockets, it’s a tragedy reduced to numbers and statistics.

Now, we come to a point in history where there’s a perfect storm. An economy that’s been kicked out from under the entire world, the ecology that underpinned it so mangled and twisted it would be unrecognizable to Audubon, the greedy quest for More Money has now trashed one of the last places on Earth that HAD a chance to be redeemed.

Those who 6 weeks ago were screaming that the new restrictions to try to save that very niche of the environment would “put an end to sport fishing in the gulf”… and condemning every member of the government who even dared to use the words Environmental or Ecology in policy statements, no similar level of vilification for Their Corporate Masters now that their Corporate Masters have blown off not just sport fishing, but Commercial Fishing, and in a not surprising outcome, might kill or alter the balance of algae in the ocean that produces oxygen. Oxygen which is an anti-greenhouse gas. People who breathe regularly might recognize the term Oxygen as well. Less Oxygen, perhaps more Methane from the decaying remains of life in what used to be a living segment of the ocean, just another “Adjustment”. More numbers to add to The Great Fallen.

And to add to the Perfect Storm, starting with one actual storm named Agatha.

Alfred Lownstein and Carrion Fowl Capital

We got our satellite TV today, and on History International there’s “History’s Mysteries”. War Profiteer/Wall Street Weasel (ok, so the European version thereof) financier Lownstein is flying across the English Channel. End of life history is he’s reported to go to the bathroom in his private plane and disappeared Found dead later. My thought, the crew took out the trash and jettisoned it over the Channel. Good riddance to bad rubbish. So why is an 80 year old murder important? The commercials. Borrow money from this start-up upstart bank that I’ve not heard of before. Buy gold. Sell your “unwanted” gold at a smaller price of course.

Infomercials lately, and the regular 30 second spots, “Mortgages being defaulted and foreclosed, buy properties for as little as a thousand dollars” … In other words, buy back into not Predatory Capitalism… but Carrion Fowl Capitalism. There’s a big service industry boost in cleaning, appraising and repairing Foreclosed Properties. And Bill Collectors, one called me about a medical bill that wasn’t even mine. I simply had said ummm… Yeah? and he launched into this spiel where in ten seconds he had called me “buddy” 4 separate times.
But the Vulture Capitalists are touting this as a way to get rich… off the blood and similar misfortunes of Other Human Beings. Kind of like, oh, je-ne sais quoi, like the Same Kind Of Investment Strategies that got America, and the rest of the world, into this financial mess in the first damn place. People who would willingly and with full knowledge before the fact scavenge their own society, their neighbors and probably even FAMILY aren’t exactly the type of people who should be trusted with the economy of the world. Although our Friends who come regularly to defend The Noble Free Market Profiteers will sharply disagree. I’ll probably get called a Bolshevik again. By the way, that’s a Russian word meaning “of the PEOPLE” so I guess that sets our critics apart from The People.

Talk about your basic narcissistic thought patterns. Kind of like their use of the word “do-gooder” as what they perceive to be an insult.
Not knowing or caring that the exact opposite of “do-gooder” is “Evildoer”. That’s truly amusing when used by people who consider themselves to be Jews or Christians. As Isaiah and Jesus put it “hypocrites who devour the houses of Widows and for a pretense make long prayers”.
Fitting that Monsieur Alfred is memorialized by such commercials.

Wasn’t the Recession simply terrible?!

From the infamous 1931 sign above a bread-and-soup line showing a happy smiling family smartly dressed riding in their new car…
Dow Jones doesn’t “slide” below 10k… it “plunges.” OOPS.
The accompanying The baby turkeys look up to see the rain, mouths wide open, and drown trying to figure it out picture on AP shows a bunch of floor traders looking up like baby turkeys drowning in the rain, with their mouths wide open watching their each individual Apocalypse coming down, drop by drop. Same expression on their faces too.
Eat the rich.

Saint Paddy’s Day Massacre… with a slice of Turkey on the side.

There’s also Turkey. “Model Democracy” of the Muslim world according to the Pentagoons and the Terror-State Department. Shaped and molded with American Taxpayer dollars since the end of World War One.
My brother-in-law the Air Force Sergeant lets slip a little more than the Air Force would be comfortable divulging, but hey, they used to sell tee-shirts and bumper stickers at the BX saying “Peace is our profession –Killing is our Hobby.”(Everything after the dash is an add on, the motto is that of Strategic Air Command, {defunct} which is now split into Space Command, Bomber Command and Missile Command… The ones with the nukes) and the ever-popular “we are here to win your hearts and minds (actual mission statement courtesy of General Westmoreland) … Or just burn down your God-Damn huts.”

But one of the things that he let cross his lips, as he was trying desperately to berate me for my Anarchist “A” on my beret, “You know what they do to people like you in Turkey?
(yeah, bro, they kill us in the streets and jail us and torture us on drummed up charges the same way they do here)

“I watched as a the Turkish cops just blew one away”
(meaning, they not only had him outgunned but outnumbered, Real Brave Men, they are…)

and dragged his body away”
(While a group of American “service”Men who were allegedly Protecting Freedom in Turkey stood guard and BY THEIR VERY PRESENCE ENABLED THE TURKISH PIGS TO MURDER A CITIZEN FOR EXERCISING FREE SPEECH)

But they’re fighting for “freedom”.

The lying sons-of-bitches don’t fight for freedom there, they damn sure ain’t going to fight for that freedom here either.

Like the St Paddy’s Day Massacre.
Where they took an Anti-Imperialist Holiday and turned it into into an orgy of Imperialistic Mutual Congratulations and elevated the Military to the level of Christ on the Cross.
Turkey figures into that as well, there was an incident not long after the (suppressed) St Patrick’s Celebration in Ireland, before then it was a vassal state to the English, being forced to pay reparations to the English for the cost to the Imperial Crown to conquer them in the first place.
And to pay the Crown for the cost of occupying Ireland and murdering the Irish subjects.

Calling British subjects “citizens” is a misnomer, they’re living in a Monarchy where the Top Bitch got her job by being born.

But there’s a Turkish island, Gallipoli. The Crown, represented by Winston Churchill, used the Colonial Conscripts from Australia, New Zealand, and IRELAND in what was and still is the most costly and brutal failed Amphibious Assault, ever. “That Small nations might be free”
April 25, 1915.

To show how successful this monstrous waste of human lives was/is, Gallipoli is still Turkish.
And the Turkish government is making a “Killing” selling ANZAC Day tours of the battlefields.

This was one of the breaking points of British and by extension American Imperialism in Ireland.
A short 5 weeks after the Irish were forbidden to wear green or march in any parade for St Patricks Day, by their British Slavemasters.
A brief musical interlude,
“Foggy, Foggy Dew”
I chose the Sinead O’Connor one because it’s easiest for those whose first tongue is English not Gaelic.
“While Britannias Huns with their long range guns
sailed into the Foggy Dew”

There’s another one by The Fureys called “Gallipoli” done from the Irish perspective, and one other they play (often) “And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda” from the Oz perspective.

Wanna bet not one of these songs gets included in the playlist at THIS years Official Mutual Admiration and Masturbation Society Parade?

They played “God Save the Queen” immediately after the Massacre and I would swear one of the bands ahead of us was playing Rule Britannia while the CS Gestapo Department were “doing their thing”.. and the crowd of Mostly Military were “defending freedom”, mostly by their silent acquiescence to this brutal scene, and a few “brave” ones yelling that the Pigs should kill us and that other entries in the Parade should run us over.

O, Brave New World, that has such creatures in it! O, Brave, BRAVE New World!

A few things that tie it together…
The United States Government considers the Republic of Ireland to be a Terrorist Organization.
The DHS considers them not only as a standalone Terror Group but as an affiliate of
Hezbollah, Hamas, the PLO, Red Brigades, Baader Meinhoff, the Weathermen,(seriously), Iran, the Ba’ath Party of Iraq, Front National Algerique Liberte, Libya, and the Democratic Party (US)

With that they’re in Hallowed Company, because they also consider (still) Martin Luther King jr, the NAACP, Nelson Mandela, the Mahatma Mohandas Ghandi, and if He were alive today they would consider Jesus Christ to be Terrorists.
The FBI lists them under RICO statutes.
The Irish Republic flatly refused to join the Koalition of the Killing in the Deconstruction of Iraq.
The Turks were on the British Hit List before the assassination, Some Say At The Instigation of The British and the Tsar, of Archduke Ferdinand.

They were on the Hit List because of a study Winston Churchill had done for the Admiralty, suggesting that coal-fired ships be phased out and OIL fired ships phased in, with the notation that the Arabian Peninsula and Persia had quite a lot of oil.
The problem being that the Turkish Empire controlled the oilfields, and that meant that the Crown would have to deal with a Foreign Power as equals in order to obtain that oil, or they would have to Seize the Oilfields by other means.

Winston Churchill also commanded the Conscript would-be-conquerors at Gallipoli.
After the disastrous invasion attempt, he did the “Noble” thing, Resigned his flag rank and took a Field Officer commission instead.
How Noble. Nobility, by the way, is a Rank and not any condition of personal honor and integrity.

A more “noble” thing in the more commonly used sense, would be to take out his service revolver and put it in his mouth so he couldn’t miss the brain. Too bad for History that he didn’t.

Ireland, enraged at not only being considered a Slave State by the British, and used as Cannon Fodder to literally give their lives and their blood, once more, for the Glory of The Imperial Crown, rebelled. That’s what the St Patricks Parade is SUPPOSED to represent.

We were chided and none too gently, on “Making POLITICAL Statements” At a St Patricks Parade WTF?

From whose rectal orifice, exactly, did they pull that one?

Hummer DEAD! “Proud Conservative” driving the Ultimate Welfare Cadillac

Yep, the gas guzzling (6 miles to the gallon) Replacement Penis is no longer being manufactured! Marketed to people who feel cheated, abused, picked upon, bullied, IMPOTENT, ridiculed… “Pay $50,000 (base price) for our Worthless Piece of Shit and Become An Instant Bad-Ass, who people will look up to, people will respect you and stop making fun of you just because you’re a Pathetic Wimp!”

Actually, what it does is make you a Pathetic Wimp with a lot less money… $50,000 (base price)

And people STILL don’t worship you or think that you’re a “swords” man. You might as well buy a tee-shirt for a couple of dollars and a sharpie pen and write

“I have a tiny Penis and a persecution complex”

and save yourself $49,997 dollars.

And people won’t disrespect you any more or less than if you blow all that bread for stupidity.

American Soldiers and Iraqi and Afghan civilians are DYING for the gas pumped into these Waste Machines.

And, there’s this really retarded bumper sticker people put on them, several in fact, “support the troops” (by having them kill and be killed to fill my gas tank) “God Bless America” (even though the American Regime sends soldiers to kill and be killed to fill my tank of gas) and

Proud Conservative

(even though I waste huge amounts of oil, formerly breathable air and drinkable water, blood and the HUGE amounts of money necessary to finance Filling My Gas Tank {so I can pretend I have a normal sized penis})

The Corporate Welfare Queens who drive these things not only get their Gasoline Fix subsidized by Taxpayer Financed Wars of Conquest, they also get a Tax Deduction for their gas, maintenance and even in some cases get their “work vehicle” payments… Paid in full with Taxpayer money.

Then drive them to “conservative” Tea Party rallies. Where they can find the ONLY group in America stupid enough to actually be impressed with how Macho their car pretends to be.

Before China’s 8-8-8 was Burma’s 8888

Repression in BurmaThe superlatives were flying at the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Hyperbowl: it was China’s defining moment of the modern age, on, the newscasters said, “eight eight of o’ eight.” But before 888 in Beijing was August 8 of 1988 in Rangoon, known as the 8888 Uprising. This movement for democratic reform in Burma was brutally suppressed by General Ne Win who directed that his soldiers’ “Guns were not to shoot upwards.” This resulted in the massacre of 3,000 students and priests and a military coup which survives today, supported by the Chinese government.

The iron fist of the marketplace

Burmese priests protestThink you’re the only one who’s come to the conclusion that the average person can be relied upon only as far as you can drag him by the ear? Do you lament that the common sense of common heads put together adds up to a hill of beans?

If you think you know better, your challenge might be to cajole or inform, in hopes of motivating the herd, where others high on the food chain would simply ride roughshod.

Burmese monks leave their sandals behindI find it odd to use animal kingdom analogies to explain human behavior when Homo Sapiens comprise neither competing species, genus, class or phyla stalking each other.

Of the nurture versus nature, I mean carrot versus stick herd management option, which approach do you observe governments most often employ? In public schools it’s authoritarian, on the streets it’s civility so long as people submit appropriately to their fleecing. But as recent events have shown, dissent has meant government reaction with black gloves, masks, armor padding, truncheons, and low tech brutality. Every aspect something you’d expect more from those traditional masters of persuasive communication, the mobsters.

The people most alarmed by totalitarian repression are the educated class who over the centuries have fought for every liberty their overlords were forced to yield. The working classes represented the leverage used to negotiate each concession, and thus came along for the ride. But its muscled ranks have always served as the labor pool for the thugs the governors would use to fight any progressive reformers.

Your police departments all have riot gear to don in the event of civil disturbances. Can you say you’ve approved of their harsh measures in the event of your getting hysterical? That equipment isn’t for soccer hooligans, it’s to break strikes and beat back political assemblies.

We’ve seen police around the world fire on crowds assembled peaceably in Burma, Mexico, Tibet and Iraq. In New Orleans we’ve seen police taser crowds of people just like us, who wanted to protest a public meeting where the decision was being made to condemn their houses.

If you think massacres are beyond the pale for our corporate overlord class, think again. If they can do it without inciting a mass rebellion, they will. The independent minded people of East Timor were massacred with US weapons and the tacit complicity of a media which let it happen off camera. So long as you don’t see it, it doesn’t bother anyone’s conscience apparently. Children labor as slaves in Bangladesh, Africa and Asia for our corporations. You don’t see it, so it’s not a problem. For the profit-mongers all corporate genocide is OK, be it by economic starvation, accident, contamination, or pollution. If you could understood the depravity inherent in their exploitation of world poverty and its resources, can you doubt they’d hesitate to fire live rounds into a crowd who threatened their rule?