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Brits on Kenya: “Oopsies!!”

Turns out that the common knowledge of the past 50+ years was right, the American backed British colonial government was, despite American and British denials, murdering, torturing and “disappearing” people, just like they did in every other nation where they sent in the Royal Marines to take over the local management and “bring civilization to the Wogs”
I’m sure the redcoats would love to see that particular word disappear, but hey, it shows the true nature of Imperialism and Colonialism in all its ugly inglory.
What that means HERE, you know how the TeaBags and other Right Wing Extremists like the Klan and their “unofficial” affiliates the Minutemen like to harp on President Obama’s Dad being a MauMau? And that the term “freedom fighter” is just a Liberal euphemism for barbaric terrorist? Like how the MauMau were supposedly preying on the defenseless and weak Colonial Overlords, the Darkie Horde (the stupid bastards say the same thing about the Nat Turner Rebellion in American Slavery) rising up against their lawful White masters with no reason, because they had been well treated, and given as much Human Rights as one could appropriately give Savages…
I capitalized that last because Michael “Savage” Weiner likes to do that stupid racist bullshit, depicting any “savages” who defy the Natural White Order as brutal, vicious and stupidly bloodthirsty.
The British also depicted his Irgun cousins the same way. Guess there’s an Uncle Tom in every group.
But the notion, for the past more than 50 years, was that the British were a benevolent Master Race and merely “misconstrued” as being The Actual Bloodthirsty Vicious Savages in the equation.
Well, TeaBags and other Racist organizations,
“Eat and smile, byotches!”

Ok so that sounds unnecessarily harsh. No Indeed. It’s Necessary.
“Oh, Jonah with his Whitey Bashing again!” not really. I AM half white myself. I could point out that Indigenous Rebellions including oh, let’s see, every American Indian nation/tribe fighting back against people who came in, took everything and decided to kill up a mess of folks for not getting off “their” land. But that would be yet another episode of overkill. And we’re not supposed to report on things that happened in the past, but since “the past” starts anew at every heartbeat that would conveniently silence people. Also it’s supposed to be bad manners and just plain Tacky to point out when “the past” is still happening.
And enabled by Historical Hysterical Revisionists like Fox News, Heritage Foundation and the TeaTards and MinuteMurderers.
Sure, they like to dress up and re-enact scenes from the Revolution and the Civil War ooo bad me! Naughty Wicked! I didn’t call it “the war between the states”.
Scenes where British Colonialists rebelled over paying taxes which supported the very Colonialist armies which enabled them to remain in America in the first damn place. And killed mostly Other Colonials and British Soldiers, with a few Hessian mercenaries and of course as many American Indians as they could fit into the killing spree.

I mean, that IS what the original Tea Party and Minutemen were all about. So they should know a little bit about the “history” they portray, right?
Of course they don’t, or won’t mention it, sweep it under the ol’ rug. It would be embarrassing for them to admit what exact kind of Bullshit they’re trying to foist off on the rest of us.

And that’s a key point, they’re ashamed or, at least, realize that if they ever told the Truth of their motives people would Not Like Them.

And since they represent a minority opinion, they have to convince as many people as possible to Like Them. Otherwise their bullshit plans fall through.

Like in Kenya. Ireland. Oh, did I forget to remember Ireland? My Bad.
Ireland which they occupied for more than 400 years and did things like force the Natives to speak only the English Language under pain of death, forced them to pay “reparations” to the Crown for “liberating them” in the form of all the Gross National Product, at the height of the Potato Famine the British Admiralty reported X number of tons of wheat and other grains exported from Ireland to pay off “their debt” and on the next page reporting how many Irish children starved to death that day.
Real sweet fellows. And this being done to a people who were the very picture of European Whiteness. Or, as the Uptight WASP yankees in New England put it, when describing other citizens of New England “JNOKDs”
“They’re Just Not Our Kind, Dear” Imagine a group of elitists whose White Supremacism is directed against even their fellow whites.

So the myth of the MauMau being a band of savages bent on hacking apart innocent whites for no reason whatsoever, while popular with the TeaTards and MinutePukes and other Republican’t Racist Groups, is just that, a myth.

And now, the British Crown has acknowledged it.
Oh, sure, the British Crown has acknowledged it many times in the past, much like a serial wife-beater will apologize to his ol’ lady as she’s laying in the hospital bed, until she drops first the restraining order and then the charges.

They’re forced into it by their own behavior.
There are many who are repeatedly sucked back into it every time.
John O’Donnell of local fame, who had the Colorado Springs police bust up a peaceful and legitimate entry in an Irish parade 4 years ago, while one of the other entries, the Al Khaly Shrine marching band, were playing the British National Anthem.

Some of the people on the sidelines said that St Patricks day is no place for Politics, while another band was playing “Wearin’ o’ the Green”.
A very non-political song, of course.
Just that the lyrics include
“They’re (the Brits) Hangin’ men,
and hangin’ women
fa’ the wearin’ o’ the green”

Or the British soldiers in the parade celebrating their alliance with the Bu’ush Regime in a war based on Lies against one of their former “possessions” in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nothing political or Pro-British about that either.

A war closely related to the rebellion in Kenya. And the Rebellion in Ireland.

Iran had ‘preconditions’ for nuclear talks, Great Powers miffed..

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”

So the Baroness is pissed. GOOD.

The Royals got snubbed by Peasants.

GOOD.

Apparently, unilateral demands should only come from the Empire.

Only, since World War One they’ve shied away from being called that.

One of the reasons for the British Crown starting the war was the same with King George V as it was with Elizabeth II, Iranian oil for the Empire. And Iraqi.

Only it was under Turkish control at the time, and had to be taken away from Turkish control by force of arms. Arms carried in the arms of Peasants who had to be conscripted or cajoled into doing Their Masters’ bidding.

So they invented a lie, of course. Happens all the time in Diplomatic Circles, as Wikileaks has recently revealed. Just like Gueen Bess 2 cheerily signing on to the BushBlairCheneyCo. lies about WMDs both in Iraq and Iran, King George V jumped at a chance to pit “his” Imperial Army against those of his cousins in a gigantic game of Risk where the pawns actually scream, bleed and die when gassed, shot or bombed.

By telling the Suckers errr “Loyal Subjects Patriots that they, as subjects and property of an Emperor, were to fight Imperialism.

“That small nations would have the same rights as the the Great Powers.” What a crock of Lying Pig Shit.

The Emperors made out like the murdering bandits they were then and still are today.

The peasants filled millions of graves. Same as always.

Bush’s Poodle gets shoed and egged in Dublin at booksigning

Damn, the Irish must be getting mellow in their old age. There was an attempted Citizens Arrest and of course he got escorted in, escorted out, and still shoed and egged.
Oh, and that’s his first book signing. He he he he he… Say, isn’t his master Bush supposed to put out his pop-up book “My Pet Goat, The see quail seagull oh never mind Uncle Karl wrote it for me anyhow” due out this month?

Speaking of Outrageous lies, and the lying liars who tell them..

Gordon Brown, who orchestrated the buildup to War in Iraq along with Cheney, his meat-puppet Bush and Bush’s Poodle then-PM of the United Kingdom Tony Blair is resigning as Prime Minister.
After not very casually admitting that he and Bush and Cheney and Blair knew beforehand that the “evidence” against Saddam Hussein was fabricated, it had nothing to do with “refusal to give up WMDs” or “Freedom” or “Nation Building”, neither in 2002 nor Now, rather, it was because Saddam Hussein represented a threat to the “New World Order” by refusing to bend the knee before their Mighty Empire.
Their regime is being replaced by a Tory-Liberal Democrat coalition led by the New Prime Minister, a Scots Tory named Cameron.

Will this signal a New New World Order? After all, the Tories led the parliamentary investigation which elicited the outright confession to War Crimes, yes?

They also allow Blair and Brown to walk around as free men, with no lightening of their bank accounts, no charges being planned against them… And Prince Harry is taking flight lessons to be a Combat Helicopter Pilot in the continuing war.

Western Capitalist Civilization So Very Superior it has to be explained with lies

After, of course, acknowledging the FACT that the so-called WMDs excuse was a blatant lie, Gordon Brown goes further by saying the “Operation Iraqi Freedom” bullshit was also a lie. The harshest part of it? The Right Wing Freaks STILL eat it up with a spoon and call it delicious. Like the Tea-Party. And insist that they’re also “fighting for freedom” by Denying Health Care to Americans, a practice that would, in a truly civilized world, be called Murder.

“Our position was to support action so that the will of the international community, that Saddam Hussein disclose and dispose of weapons, be reinforced, and at the back of my mind was this sense that, if the international community did not act here, then the international community would find it difficult to gain credibility for acting in other areas, and this new world order that we were trying to create was being put at risk. So I go back to what I say is the wider argument about defying the will of the international community.”

“Though expressing some regret regarding the failure of his international community to work with Iraqis in the rebuilding of the country after the fact, Brown insisted Iraq’s many dead and displaced was a necessary sacrifice, made to ensure the survival of a new world order the international community was attempting to construct”

A moment of Truth is in order:
Bush, Blair, Rove, Brown, Wolfowicz, Cheney, Rice, McCain, the cast and crew of Fox News… All knew in advance that the lies they were telling in order to attack the People of Iraq were in fact LIES.
All of the accomplices to this crime made money from the blood of Dead Soldiers and Dead Civilians.
Even though all of the accomplices, including the Minuteman-Tea Party- Klan Spokespersons Beck, O’Reilly, Local Media Whore Michelle Malkin, Local Murder Advocates Tancredo and “Gunny” Bob Newman, General Betray-us, ALL of them know the significance of that,
they still insist on calling it a Global War On Terror, they still show up at parades “honoring” the Soldiers, still make impassioned speeches that somehow For-Profit Wars of Conquest equal “defending Freedom”.

And to make their blasphemy complete, they justify these Murders in the name of God.

Gordon Brown says Iraq war “right”

quote: “But the main issue for him was that Iraq was in breach of UN resolutions”
AGAIN with the bullshit LIES about WMDs, how long can these ChickenHawk bastards play THAT card?
“and that “rogue states” could not be allowed to flout international law.”
Unless they’re Rogue States like the Bush Administration and its Puppets like Britain, Chile, Argentina, Honduras, Spain, Israel,….
“If the international community could not act together over Iraq, Mr Brown said, he feared the “new world order we were trying to create would be put at risk”
OH NO! The PNAC and their Satanic “New World Order” wouldn’t be rammed down the throatis of the Rest of The WORLD if America and Britain didn’t put “rogues” in their place.
The Corporate Big Pigs wouldn’t be allowed to run the world any way they God-Damned Please!
What could possibly be worse?

Honor Above Orders.

Not about the Mai Li – Lt Calley Massacre, or the Kent State Massacre, or other well known incidents when U.S. soldiers refused to question orders.

See, I get a little flack from ReichWing Trolls saying that Scottie McClellan was a “traitor” for documenting SOME of the lies and other machinations BushCorp did to start the war against the Iraqi people, for the profit of the shareholders of BushCorp.

And that Tony Snow was a hero for not “ratting out” his Accomplices in Treason. And Thefts. And Murders.

So I dug into my extensive memories, and came up with this one incident.

It involves Ronald Reagan, Maggie Thatcher, George Bush Sr and ONE USN seaman who disobeyed an order.

It’s not surprising, Ronnie did associate and do a lot of business with the Bush Klan. (Kartel?) and other unsavory types. Gordon Liddy, Ollie North, Bill Casey, Dick Nixon, Dick Cheney…

All of them are the type who, when you shake hands with them, you have to count your fingers afterward to make sure they didn’t Steal any of them. Theft and Lying, to these guys, is as natural as eating worms is to robins.

Bush and Family, they made one fortune financing the Slave Trade. Yep, not content to just steal people’s property, they went ahead and stole the people as well. Arguably, the ones alive today didn’t do the actual dirty deed, but they still have the money, now, haven’t they?

And they fight tooth and nail against the concept of Reparations.

But that’s not the focus of this story, just an unpleasant diversion.

Treaty law comes into the story, so allow me to explain, yes?

According to the Constitution, the Constitution itself is the Law of the Land, and the final decider in any court in America. In a related Article (VI, if I recall correctly) Treaties are given equal weight in all matters of Law to the Constitution itself.

English Law has similar provisions, that’s where the Framers got it.

Seeing the Company Kept By Reagan, one of whom has declared the Constitution to be “just a goddamned piece of paper”, it’s hardly surprising that Reagan, also, treated the Law as something to be used for his own pleasure and convenience, and put aside when it was more convenient to do so.

Organization of American States. A treaty organization to which the United States belongs. So does Grenada, which is why the invasion had to be called a “rescue operation”.

So does Argentina. Which fought a war with Britain during Thatcher and Reagans Rein of Terror.

A war involving an island where the sheep outnumber the people by tenfold at least.

An island which is strategically located and has a Naval Base and an Air Base.

A war in which, we, the United States, were either Treaty Bound to support Argentina, or stay way the hell out of it.

Charleston Naval Station. British Navy ships refueled and provisioned there, at the expense of the American Taxpayers. Considering the treaty, that was illegal.

Which is probably why the U.S. Navy ordered the sailors not to mention it to anybody.

One of those sailors defied those orders and told of all people, ME.

I am honored to know such a person. A REAL hero, unlike North or Reagan or Liddy or Bush, or their bootlicking accomplices like our own Local Liar “Gunny” Bob.

This impinges on current events because, you see, Reagan had his poodle, Ms Thatcher, Bush had HIS poodle Blair, and they had and have a whole regiment of lying coward pukes who insist that Orders are more important than Honor.

Princess Diana and the end of civility

Princess Diana on Dodi Fayed's yacht a week before her deathThe Queen is the first film to be made about the woman who has presided over England for half a century. The story deals with the days following Princess Di’s fatal crash in 1997 and the personal challenge her death might have posed for the monarchy’s public relations. The same period saw Prime Minister Tony Blair’s ascendancy to power. The story gives Blair credit, where the queen appeared to faulter, for recognizing Diana as being the “People’s Princess.” And then some.

Asked about his fawning depiction of Tony Blair as man of the hour, director Stephen Frears thought it “a mark of my incredible maturity” to cast Blair in the light of his glory days, this at a time when Blair and his government have fallen irrecoverably, adding that “it’s preposterous that he’s not in jail.” In the interview Frears also makes light of whether Queen Elizabeth II is possibly really as bright as her character portrayed by Hellen Mirren. The Queen celebrates the resolve of royal blood facing a crisis. Elizabeth is both humanized and lionized, by sticking to the stiff upper lip “the world expects of us.” Frears interweaves real news footage of celebrities and the flowers flooding the Buckingham Palace gates, counting the days from Lady Di’s death to the climax when the queen finally makes her long delayed statement.

That’s when Frears lies. He lays the behind the scenes personal anguish which might have explained the dishonor the royals paid to Diana, leading to the Queen’s famous address, but then rewrites the ending. As if Mighty Casey, his vainglorious ambitions thwarted in the minor leagues, stays true to his character that day in Mudville, and now because we can all feel a little sympathy for the self-centered fella, he swings and DOES NOT strike out!!

We all were there when Queen Elizabeth took to the microphone, and no close-ups of a fictional Tony Blair’s tearing eyes, proud of his stalwart sovereign, are going to recast the disgraceful blue-blooded reaction for what it was.

And what of lingering accusations of the royal family being behind Diana’s death? What of the rape tape which Diana posited with a servant for safe-keeping which tells, it’s conjectured because the British press are forbidden to tell us, of Prince Charles interrupted sodomizing a valet. What of Lady Diana being, not even arguably, by the power of her personality, the most powerful woman in the world? But unlike Oprah or Martha Stewart, Diana was a loose cannon championing the cause of AIDs in Africa, and the fight to ban land mines, both subjects the powers that be, certainly in America, did/do not want highlighted.

The Queen‘s smartest character, Tony Blair’s advisor who supposedly coins the term People’s Princess is let to murmur early on, “It wasn’t the press that killed her.” But the subject is dropped there. Instead Blair and his crew seize upon Diana’s death like Mayor Giuliani to 9/11, being seen offering bedside comfort to a traumatized populace, and reaping the accolades. Except director Frears offers nothing behind such scenes. Blair is shown as the earnest surrogate, standing in for his monarch until she can regrasp the helm.

With the ensuing years having shown us Blair’s true colors, what do you think was the more likely scenario? A self-effacing Danny Kaye Pauper Prince or a Rudy Giuliani? I find Frears’ characterization of Blair even more disingenuous, showing Tony living in a modest flat strewn with children’s messes, taking the dinner plates to do the “washing up,” and keeping watch on world events on a television with a Nintendo game atop it. This coming from a “labor” minister who was leading the conservative counter-revolution to restructure the British economy for the elites. Perhaps Frears’ adopted class.

The Queen owes its entire first act to Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911, the music, the build, the black out of the familiar awful moment, and the protracted montage we needed to absorb the tragedy and understand how it’s changed us.

The great disservice that Stephen Frears does to history, and to all of us because we are still living it, is amplified by the fact that he did get Diana’s death right. Princess Di’s sudden death did change the world, perhaps more than did 9/11. The World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 was a comeuppance. If the American people did not see it coming, the world did. That such a terrorist act was bound to happen was attested to the fact that the same people had already tried it and at the very same location.

But Diana’s death marked the end of civility, and people felt it. The third world may have been fit to burst under the weight of its post-colonial oppressors, but a great English civility had prevailed since the days of Ghandi. This was a sense that disagreement could be visceral, but apart from the brutality of the unwashed French or the uncouth Americans, a British sense of decency would rule out. Britain, not long ago the Empire, was where we got the rule of law, our rights, and everyone’s concept of a representational parliament.

The circumstances around Diana’s death would present an incredibly interesting lesson in power usurped from the people; Tony Blair’s arrangement with Rupert Murdoch for starters, instead of showing Blair reacting to the newspapers and coaxing his old queen along. The Queen is a marvelous story of two people facing adversity introspectively. Fine, except those personages were at the center of the unification of global corporate power and could not have been idle participants. As if Frears had made a film about the Titanic and chose to focus on the captain’s preoccupation with feng shui.

The 1990s saw a decline in every aspect of benevolent leadership, and I believe the premature death of Lady Diana was the curtain. It was hard those days after her death to imagine a world without her, and indeed events have proved that we were to face the worst. The turn of the century marked the ascendency of the Neocons, the political face of the globalization overlords. It meant corporate overseers with gloves off, Zionist zealotry unabashed, banks with no limits on their usury, and the world media watchdogs in the hands of the wolves.

The ruling few have their hands bloody in genocides the world over, endless wars, massacres, slavery, epidemics, poverty, famine and reckless abandonment. Before Diana’s death at least I believe they would have been concerned to wash the blood off.