Monday, December 31, 2012
Economic populism and Solutions
Understand the Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order
The Second Amendment … Where’s the Line?
Dianne Feinstein: “I Carried a Concealed Weapon”
The Untold History of the United States ~ Oliver Stone
New Years Eve News-the End of 2012
Human civil liberties are constantly under threat in our day and age. Phone calls, Facebook, Emails, etc. can be influenced or monitored by the extension of the warrantless spying bill. On September 12, the House passed HR 5949 or the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2012. The measure carried 301-118. Seventy four Democrats joined 227 Republicans. Shocking to some, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Howard Berman, Brad Sherman, Gary Ackerman, Nita Lowey, and Marcy Kaptur voted Yea to this bill. Now, it is clear that even some Democrats don't care about human civil liberties just like some the Republicans. This is evidently clear on how both parties have advanced the agenda of war for centuries. It is true that some liberals feign piety, but they use a progressive mantra as a means to contain or strife revolutionary changes in society. The Senate executed a similar support of the bad warrantless wiretapping bill too. The Senate overwhelmingly renewed warrantless spying 73-23. Thirty Democrats and even Independent Joe Lieberman joined 42 Republicans. There was little debate on how the Senate passed the bill. There was little courage from political figures in Congress in opposing such a nefarious bill. The future Secretary of State John Kerry voted Yea. The Democrats Reid, Levin, Conrad, Cardin, Mikulski, Feinstein, Stabenow, and Schumer voted Yea. The President may sign the bill into law. He called the measure a national security priority. A year ago, indefinite detention under certain circumstances became law on December 31, 2011. That was a disgrace. Even U.S. citizens and permanent residents had their rights violated since when the rights of one man is threaten, then all of our rights are threatened. On many weekends and holidays, the government regularly attempt to pass unjust laws since on most days, human beings will be more vigilant against these evils. If warrantless spying is extended another five years, then overseas phone calls, emails, and other communications of US citizens and permanent residents may be monitored without court authorization. Probable cause isn’t needed according to the supporters of this legislation. Electronic eavesdropping will look for “foreign intelligence information.” Virtually anything qualifies. Vague language is all-embracing. The EFF or the Electronic Frontier Foundation is one of the greatest groups out there disagreeing with warrantless spying & violations to our human privacy in general. Now, key FISA Amendments Act provisions were challenged before the Supreme Court in the Clapper v. Amnesty International case. Months after 9/11, George W. Bush secretly authorized the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans lawlessly. Some of these surveillance policies came about without court approved warrants. Times are worse now than then even with our violations of constitutional protections. The Supreme Court, in October 29, 2012, witnessed oral arguments about warrantless spying. The Supreme Court will decide if lawyers, journalists, labor, media, human rights organizations, and other entities may challenge the constitutionality of warrantless spying. One victory came about in March 2011 according to ACLU spokeswoman Rachel Myers. The victory was about when the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled they and others the law affects have legal standing to challenge. The ruling said that parties do not have to prove that they have been spied upon in order for folks to challenge an unlawful spy act. The proponents of warrantless spying believe that emails and other communications can be monitored without corroborating evidence. That is why political and human rights activists are opposed to this injurious policy. Even the Senate rejected stricter transparency and oversight amendments. Even the Senate rejected Senator Ron Wyden's (D-OR) amendment would force intelligence agencies to report on how their actions would affect ordinary Americans. Even Senator Jeff Merkley from Oregon wanted the Attorney General to declassify some of the secret FISA court opinions. It failed. The current President is continuing national security spying as the previous administration did. Everyone knows that NSA spying blatantly violates the concept of being against unreasonable searches and seizures. Even ACLU legal director Jameel Jaffer said: "...If the government is engaged in surveillance that violated the Fourth Amendment, that is something that ought to be disturbing to not just legislators, but to the American public more generally..." Wyden wants constitutional protections of human liberties and oversight of these laws. Even Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is correct to say that the Fourth Amendment and our independence go hand and hand. He wants personal emails to be protected from warrantless searches and seizures. We have to see how the Supreme Court will rule on this issue. We have to have accountability for our government. We need oversight of the government without warrantless wiretapping at all. Carte blanche spying is immoral point blank period.
The Manhattan Project was one of the most important and controversial actions of World War Two. The whole project came about in early 1939. This was when the scientific community including Albert Einstein told the White House that German physicists had learned the secrets of splitting an uranium atom. Many scientists were afraid that the Nazis could potentially develop energy that could produce a bomb that could create unspeakable destruction in the world. Albert Einstein fled Nazi persecution including other scientists. Ernico Fermi escaped from then fascist Italy. They were living now in America. They agreed that the then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt must learn about the dangers of atomic technology if it were in the hands of the Axis Powers. Fermi went into Washington in March to express his concerns to government officials. Few in that time shared his concerns or uneasiness. Even Einstein wrote a letter to President Roosevelt about the need to develop an atomic research program. Roosevelt agreed to it, but he wanted to accomplish this mission slowly. In late 1941, the Manhattan Project was created. It was a secret job whose goal was to establish the atomic bomb. The research was based in universities nationwide in Columbia, the University of California at Berkeley, etc. By December of 1942, Fermi led a group of physicists to create the first controlled nuclear chain reaction. It was done under the grandstands of Stagg Field at the University of Chicago. Funds were expunged more freely. The projected advanced at a huge pace. There were nuclear facilities being built at Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Hanford, Washington. The main assembly plant was created of course in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The leader at Los Alamos who made sure that the actions were in order for the project to be completed was named Robert Oppenheimer. He quoted from Hindu Scriptures when the successful test of the nuclear test came along. 2 billion dollars were spent on this endeavor. The whole plan employed 120,000 Americans. There was huge secrecy in the completion of the Manhattan Project indeed. Only a few scientists and officials knew of the details. Churchill and Roosevelt did not want Stalin to understand about the secret atomic bomb program. Stalin was an ally of the Allied Powers during WWII, but they were not in agreement with all of Stalin’s ideologies. American leaders figured out that the Soviet spy named Kllaud Fuchs had penetrated the inner circle of scientists. In fact, Vice-President Truman had never heard of the Manhattan Project until he became President Truman. The first bomb test came in the summer of 1945 on July 16, 1945. It was tested at the Trinity site near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The device was on a 100 foot tower and discharged just before dawn. A blinding flash immediately came being visible for 200 miles. It lit up the morning sky. The mushroom cloud developed and it reached 40,000 feet. The explosion had blown out the windows of civilian homes up to 100 miles away. The bombing test in New Mexico caused half mile wide crate metamorphosing sand into glass. A bogus cover-up story was quickly released, explaining that a huge ammunition dump had just exploded in the desert. Soon word reached President Truman in Potsdam, Germany that the project was successful. The bomb was nicknamed "'Gadget." There was even a pretest of the bomb in May of 1945 to check the monitoring instruments. This started the nuclear age. There is other interesting information about the Manhattan Project as well. It was J. Robert Oppenheimer who, upon viewing from a distance the gigantic mushroom cloud and fiery chaos of that initial explosion, declared, "I am become the destroyer of worlds." That was a quote from the Hindu scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita. Later, he was a chief advisor to the United States Atomic Energy Commission and wanted to control the proliferation of nuclear power in the globe. Folks accuse him of being a Communist. What we do know is that he was a liberal on some issues. He interacted with many Communist Party members, but there is a dispute on whether he a full member of the Communist Party. He was stripped of his security clearance back in 1954. He was gifted in the study of the Universe since he was a theoretical physicist. The Bohemian Grove is famous for housing a Manhattan Project meeting that took place in September 1942. The folks in the meeting include personages like the military officials, Ernest Lawrence, the President of Harvard, representatives of Standard Oil, and representatives of General Electric. It is a historical fact that the Bohemian Grove hosts some of the most powerful and wealthiest men in the world to talk about various political subjects. The Grove is protected by various police agencies. Every Republican President since the 1960's attended the Grove. There is a pyramid monument built at Trinity Site to this day.
Many folks don't agree with the filmmaker Oliver Stone on every issue. Yet, he is accurate to present his book about real U.S. history along with the historian Peter Kuznick. Even today, a lot of human beings don't know about the untold history of the nation of America. Some American history has been positive and some of it has not been so positive. You have to show all of the complex nature of U.S. culture and history in order for us to be honest with ourselves. The lessons learned in the past and the present can allow America to be better politically and socially in the future. Oliver Stone's and Peter Kuznick's book outlined a phenomenally important aspect of U.S. history. The title of the book is called "The Untold History of the United States." The book outlines the stories of popular movements and key figures of power. It exposes the myths of U.S. history. A documentary about this subject is also found in the Showtime network. The book has documentation in all of its words, so it outlines very credible information. It heavily talks about foreign policy especially like WWI. The work outlines the honest truth. The truth can be easy like a summer breeze or it can be politically incorrect or even harsh at time. Sometimes, the truth hurts and America can improve itself and make amends from its mistakes or errors. Numerous Presidents and political leaders created policies that harmed human life. The book makes the claim that Harry Truman is the worst President we have seen. I don't know about that, but Truman is definitely a stone cold murderer with his unprogressive act of allowing atomic bombs to drop in 2 cities of Japan. These bombings killed almost 1 million innocent human beings. The book talks about WWI, the New Deal, the Wall Street Putsch of 1934 or the Nye Committee hearings on war profiteering. It describes great information on the droppings of nuclear bombs in Japan. The book outlines careful research of the Cold War. The Cold War is a complex historical era. We know the evils of McCarthyism, the Mossadeq coup, and other topics. You know that the literature talks about the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Eisenhower presidency, the Guzman overthrow, and other subjects. Oliver Stone discusses the Kennedy assassination, the Korean War, and other issues. The book outlines more information than the documentary film. The book claims that the U.S. should enter WWII and claimed that Pearl Harbor was a surprise or it was not abetted by the U.S. government. The authors can believe that if they want, but the truth is that the U.S. knew that a conflict with Japan could be inevitable before the Pearl Harbor attack came into the scene. Even Stone and Kuznick’s account makes crystal clear Roosevelt’s desire for some such war-beginning incident. The book is excellent and it shows real history. The book exceeds the documentary in documentation, but the documentary on the nuclear bombs is great as well. Regardless if you agree with all of Oliver Stone's politics or not, people have the right to know about the untold history of the United States of America.
The fiscal cliff is still upon us. If real changes don't come, then a second Great Depression could come in the world. Among the poor, the cliff is already here. Our economic condition is still very poor in the close of 2012. These economic issues are worldwide. We have the threats of poverty, illiteracy, disease, unemployment, homelessness, inadequate sanitation, low social mobility, and exclusion in our world. As high as 27,000 children have died from needless poverty each year in the world. Some children die from starvation, malnutrition, and diseases like diarrhea. Pennies can end a lot of these maladies in the world. 1 billion children out of 2.2 billion children live in poverty. These facts alone condemn the mainstream existing economic systems in the globe. The policies of the IMF, the World Bank, the Bank for International Settlements, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the international system of privatized central banks, and similar groups haven't solved our economic complications at all. Now, 3 billion human beings in the Earth live on less than $2.50 per day. This is incredible. This is almost half of the world's population. These events relate directly to the situation of globalization. There has been a growth of the middle class in parts of the world, but 80 percent of the human race receives less than $10 per day. At the other end of the scale, the most prosperous 20% of the world’s population account for 75% of total world income, and this distribution becomes even more extreme when permanent assets are considered. Almost 1 billion human beings are malnourished worldwide. 50 million Americans rely on food stamps. According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization in Rome, there are in 2012 some 925 million persons experiencing hunger and malnutrition. Some 578 million of the hungry live in the Asian and Pacific countries, followed by 239 million malnourished in sub-Saharan Africa. The FAO lists 19 million hungry in the developed nations. We have huge unemployment and lack of clean water in the world. Many of these issues came from the austerity imposed by the IMF and other central banks. In America, we have the fiscal cliff issues. Austerity plans have been proposed by reactionary Republicans and the Wall Street token centrist Democrats. The recessions in Europe have influenced the marked downturn of the Chinese economy. The imperialists exploited the legitimate grievance of being opposed to authoritarianism in the Middle East as a means to cause destabilization campaigns in Libya via NATO, and Syria. We know about the neo cons and the crimes of NATO. Sometimes, we need to learn about the IMF since they cause much of the economic instability in the world via bribes and threats of economic harm. We have tried Austrian economics before. It doesn't work, because allowing the free market nearly unlimited powers will not deal with the social safety net or real public resources at all. Free trade that doesn’t have regulations or limitations can increase environmental damage, low wages, and economic exploitation. The shift of the recovery should be placed into making the hands of the international bankers accountable that caused the recession in the first place. There is nothing wrong with cheap, long term loans and bond purchases for the reason of building up a nation's resources. Even some Democrats want to be anti-New Deal and pro Wall Street with their pro-austerity proposals. Individuals like Erskine Bowles want massive cuts in our economy to exist. The elitists want austerity as a means to harm the working people to pay taxes for the crimes of the elite. The reactionaries believe in the lie that it is immoral for the super-rich to pay even one cent of increased taxation. Many networks will talk about crimes, but not the crimes of parasitical bankers and hedge fund players at all. That is why we need to reject austerity measures, have real banks to provide help, and revive our infrastructure as a way to end a casino type of economic system that witness in 2013.
Far too often, we know about male civil rights heroes and activists. That is fine. We know about Dr. King, Malcolm X, Kwame Ture, and Medgar Evers. Yet, sometimes we forget about the female civil rights leaders that have taken a leadership role in promoting freedom, justice, and equality for all human beings in the world. So, we should research and respect any women of any background that is legitimately fighting for truth and seeking to develop revolutionary change in the world in general. For when you get older, we maturely see the great value of women in general in the lives of humanity. These females deserve our gratitude and respect. Now, it is a historical fact that women took a huge leadership role in the civil rights and human rights movement spanning the thousands of years of human history. We know about Harriet Tubman freeing thousands of slaves. Tubman was one of the greatest leaders of the abolitionist movement in North America. The deal is that we haven't heard too much about this interesting history of more female involvement in the human rights movement. Tons of pictures of the demonstrations and protests in America from the 1950's to the early 1970's witnessed a lot of women willing to go to jail for the sake of the advancement of true liberty. Ella Baker worked for decades in fighting for the freedom of not only black people, but for women and other ethnicities as well. Even Rosa Parks was already active in civil rights programs before the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Claudette Colvin was arrested even before Rosa Parks in 1955. Parks was an active worker in the NACCP. Even in the 1940's, she joined the Montgomery Voter League to encourage blacks to register to vote despite of white racist resistance. Jo Ann Robinson and Septima Clark worked with Rosa Parks in dealing with the course of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Septima Clark created the Citizenship School Program from 1956 as a means to advance human rights. Septima was born in Charleston, South Carolina back in May 3, 1898. She was a lifelong educator or teacher. She was one of the few women board members and director of education in the SCLC. Ella Baker was one of the strongest women in the civil rights movement in general. By 1943, she was appointed to the national director branches of the NAACP. She was the highest ranking female leader in the NAACP staff. She left the NAACP and worked to organize the SCLC's first project called the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C. back in 1957. This action was a means to try to end segregation and racial oppression. Ella Baker set up the SCLC's national office by herself. She was a mentor for the Southern Student Movement. She was happy for the students, because Ella Jo Baker wanted the protesters in Greensboro, North Carolina and other places to not be controlled by big civil rights organizations. In other words, she wanted the sit ins to be completely independent. She supported SNCC even it was more radicalized from 1965 to 1972. Ella Baker believed that organization and reaching out to your neighbors plus others in order to make the fight for freedom more successful. Human beings have every right to fight for their liberation and human freedom. Therefore, we have the right to advance a green economy, to fight crime, to fight poverty, to work in our communities, to speak out about real issues, and to allow our elected officials to be held accountable for their specific policies. Life is never easy, but if we never give up and strive for improvement, then great changes can come. Even the most reactionary human beings can be transformed into being more reasonable and more progressive via education and inspiration. Fannie Lou Hammer dedicated her life also for justice, peace, and equality for all human beings. She worked with Malcolm X and other leaders in advancing the cause of black human liberation. Fannie Lou Hammer suffered taunts and police brutality, but the Sister stood strong for the interests of human life and human dignity. She is one of the greatest civil rights leaders of the 20th century along with Ella Baker. She opposed the Vietnam War and wanted the poor to achieve assistance and adequate care. So, without these Sisters, we would never have the gains that we have today. We still have a long way to go, but these Sisters then and now deserve our great appreciation.
Well, 2012 has been a great year and I can't wait until what 2013 will bring about.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Hillary Rodham Clinton Admitted To Hospital With Blood Clot Following Concussion
Jesuit Research Near 2013 (and their Counter Reformation)
Cutting Edge Newsletter
Genetic Engineering and the GMO Industry: Corporate Hijacking of Food and Agriculture
Adam Lanza’s dead body to be used to criminalize innocents who have similar gene
Syrian rebels ‘beheaded Christian and fed him to dogs’
Saturday, December 29, 2012
US-Russia Relations: Cold War Politics Heats Up
Oliver Stone: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’
Is Your Food Being Hit with a ‘Healthy’ Dose of Radiation?
Friday, December 28, 2012
The Fiscal Cliff near 2013
The President Barack Obama gave a recent speech about the fiscal cliff. Is the fiscal cliff serious? The answer is yes, because if it comes, millions of Americans will lose unemployment benefits without a deal. The President talked about how Boehner and Reid could make an economic deal. He said that if no deal is made before the end of the year, then he called on Harry Reid to send a bill that outlines his political plans to Congress on an up or down vote. If the GOP turned down the austerity filled Plan B from Boehner, which included cuts to food stamps, then you know that some of them are extreme. If nothing happens, then unfortunately tax increases will come on all taxpayers and budget cuts will come in the USA. The political establishment controls both the leadership of the Republicans and the Democrats. A worst case scenario is when the burden to handle the crisis is sent to the least to defend themselves, which includes the unemployed, the sick, the elderly, and the poor. If nothing occurs, then we will see the end of the Bush era tax cuts. There will be the elimination of a series of tax credits for college students and low income families with children. There will a sharp decline in Medicare reimbursements to physicians, which is likely to reduce the number of doctors willing to take Medicare patients. These negative results along with more will cause a devastating blow to the working class' living standards. Workers who are unemployed will suffer greatly too if the status quo continues. If nothing happens, as high as $600 billion can be drained form the economy over one year alone. Regardless of what happens, the political elite will not suffer greatly since they have offshore accounts and other resources to prevent a massive economic sting. The working class and the poor will suffer the most, because for over three decades, the wealth has been redistributed from the poor to the rich. Economic inequality among the poor and the rich has grown in the past few decades too. Both Republicans and the Democrats issued rebukes against each other as a means to blame each other for the financial crisis. The truth is that both parties have made crucial errors in the whole circumstance. The Democratic-controlled Senate convened Thursday, with Majority Leader Harry Reid denouncing the Republican House Speaker John Boehner for exercising a “dictatorship” by refusing to allow a vote on a Senate plan to extend the Bush tax cuts for families making under $250,000 a year. He said it was now likely that there would be no agreement to avert going over the “fiscal cliff.” Last week House Republicans blocked a proposal from Boehner himself that would have allowed the Bush tax cuts to expire for families with annual incomes of $1 million or more. Geithner said that the federal government may temporarily halt payments of pensions to retired federal workers. The debt ceiling could reach 16.4 trillion dollars. The Republican controlled House doesn’t want to raise the debt ceiling, which could allow the Treasury to further borrow money.
Eugenics is one of the biggest evils in the world today. One of the biggest lies of the establishment and even some in the mainstream media is that somehow our population growth is out of control and massive depopulation is what we need to handle environmental issues. Humans are not perfect, but humans can make a difference in improving the conditions in the Earth. We have a little more than 7 billion human beings in the world and our percent of growth per decade has decreased over the years. We should deal with the environment in a just fashion, but the reality is that U.S. carbon emissions are at a 20 year low. The establishment is wrong to embrace their population hysteria, because birth rates are dropping worldwide. The Western European countries of Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and Sweden have total fertility rates below the replacement rate. Denmark saw 4,400 fewer children born in 2011 than in 2010 with projections in 2012 on track for the nation having its lowest birth rate on record since 1998. Canada's birth rate fell to 10.5 percent per 1,000 people in 2002. That is the lowest rate it had been since 1921. New figures in 2011 have Canada's birth rate fall even further into 10.28. Australia's birth rate has fallen over two decades. That is why that nation wants to assist families and encourage growth. China even has its birth rates going down. It went from 16.12 per 1,000 people in 2000 to 12.31 in 2012. Mexico’s population explosion is now a myth similar to China’s; in 2010, The Economist declared the country’s birth rate to be in “free fall.” Russia’s 2012 birth rate was lower at 10.94 per 1,000 people than its death rate at 16.03 per 1,000 people. Russia has the second highest death rate of any country in the world. In 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared South Korea to have the world’s lowest birth rate for the second year in a row; North Korea’s birth rates were also in steep decline, from 20.43 per 1,000 people in 2000 to 14.51 per 1,000 people in 2012. Japan’s government is now estimating that if birth rates in the country continue to decline on the same trend as seen in the past few decades, the nation’s population will shrink 30 percent by 2060. Morocco, Syria, and Saudi Arabia’s fertility rates have all declined nearly 60 percent overall. Singapore’s birth rates dropped so low in 2012 (1.2 per 1,000 people), the nation’s Prime Minister’s office released a paper to combat the “serious” issue entitled, “Our Population Our Future.” India and Poland are having a less birth rate as well. The good news is that the highest birth rates in 2012 are in the African nations of Niger and Uganda. That is positive, because we want to see more life in the world. Overall, human population growth is leveling off not massively increasing according to a population growth study conducted by University of Minnesota's Ecology Professor Clarence Lehman. There are rising disease rates in the world too. Childhood leukemia, brain cancers, and the autoimmune disorder Celiac disease are growing in the world according to the WHO. The WHO even mentioned that Alzheimer's and other debilitating dementias affect 24.3 million human beings and these ills are rising in developing countries. Type 1 diabetes has increased in the American youth according to the American Diabetes Association in the realm of 23 percent between 2001 and 2009. Environmental threats are not just in the air or in the water. They exist in dangerous vaccine with formaldehyde. There are GMOs or genetically modified organisms that can cause infertility, liver disease, tumors and death in animals and humans. Big Agra companies even gave us DDT and Agent Orange. Geoengineering have been proven to harm the air as well including artificial fluoride is harmful to folks as well. The water in Nazi concentration camps even used fluoride as a means to make the victims of the concentration camps docile. Fluoride has been tied to kidney damage, arthritis, thyroid disease, pineal gland calcification, endocrine disruption, infertility, bone cancer, cardiovascular disease, joint damage, gastrointestinal issues, and lowered IQ. Artificial fluoride is a chemical byproduct of aluminum and phosphate fertilizer manufacturing. Some prescription drugs have killed folks as well even more than some illegal drugs. The Population Research Institute or the PRI document how massive overpopulation is a myth when we have record low birth rates in various nations of the world. Al Gore, Bill Gates, Ted Turner, and others are wrong to assume that population growth in the world is increasing in some unstable fashion.
One of the biggest lies made by New Agers and their ilks is that Jesus Christ was some rip off of Mithras. Whether you agree or disagree with Christianity, the truth must be known not slander or lie. If a person agrees or disagrees with Christianity, I have far more respect for them if they voluntarily do it without slander or stereotyping. Far too often, people hate Jesus so much, that they use lies. Now, here are the following facts. Mithras was not born of a virgin at all. Anahita is a Goddess and she was not Mithra's mother at all. That is an old lie and slander against Jesus Christ. Mithras was shown in the art works as being made from out of a rock and then creating the world cave. He was not originally born in a cave. Even Ronald Nash admitted in writing that: "...Mithra was supposedly born when he emerged from a rock..." Mithras was born in December 25, but there is no evidence that the birth of Jesus Christ was in December 25. The church later on made that date up as a means to celebrate the birthday of Christ. There is no conclusive evidence that Mithras was born in December 25 at all. Mithras never had 12 disciples. The Iranian Mithras, as we have seen, did have a single companion (Varuna), and the Roman Mithras had two helper/companions, tiny torch-bearing likenesses of himself, called Cautes and Cautopatres, that were perhaps meant to represent the sunrise and sunset (whereas "Big Daddy" Mithra was supposed to be noon), spring and autumn, the stars Albedaran and Antares [Beck.PO, 26] or life and death. Mithras had many animal companions including a snake, a dog, a lion, a scorpion, but not 12 of them. Mithras never had a concept of the death and resurrection of its god according to the scholar Ronald Nash. In his book Image and Value in the Greco-Roman World, Richard Gordon writes that there is “no death of Mithras,” and thus there is no resurrection of Mithras. Dr. Edwin Yamauchi states: “We don’t know anything about the death of Mithras…We have a lot of monuments, but we have almost no textual evidence, because this was a secret religion. But I know of no references to a supposed death and resurrection.” Only Roman Mithraism has the Sunday as a day of worship. Also, the NT is clear that believers can worship on any day of the week and it is not a prerequisite for heresy at all. There is no evidence of Sunday being a day of worship as a part of Iranian Mithraism. So, the truth is that Mithraism is different from Christianity completely. Similarities exist in many religions, but that doesn't mean that real religion is nonexistent or folks should hate Jesus. A person has the right to be a Christian or not, but people should be called out if they use lies against a religion as a means to disagree with a religion period. Also, there was no Eucharist in the early church, but the Lord's Supper. Mithras didn't die in the stories. He killed a cosmic bull representing the constellation Taurus, and rode via a chariot into the heavens. Marking the heads of soldiers in Mithras has nothing to do with early Christianity at all. In Mithraism there is no historical mention of crucifixion, burial or resurrection in any artwork or text. Christians do not worship the sun, so the worship of the sun by the ancient Romans have no bearing on Christianity at all. A basic examination of the factual evidence shows that the Bible or early Christians didn't plagiarize from the story of Mithras. For the skeptics who are talking about Christmas, please. Many real Christians do not celebrate Christmas for various reasons. Me personally, I don't believe in Christmas because of it strange origin, it pagan ideals, and it is very materialistic plus it is filled with capitalistic exploitation. This doesn't mean during this season we should express pessemism and lacking hope. This is one of the great times of the year where anybody can help the poor, fight injustice, speak out for truth, and do a whole list of constructive actions in life in general. For years, my mother allowed me and my brothers to read sections of the Bible that describe the birth of Jesus Christ. I have no issue with this, because there is nothing wrong with learning about critical spiritual concepts in dealing with a revolutionary human being like the Lord Jesus Christ. Not to mention that just because Christmas has pagan origins doesn't mean that all Christians are brainwashed, ignorant folks that don't comprehend true social consciousness. Now, many Christians are being killed in Syria by rebels. Many Coptic Christians are caught in the middle in Egypt. The reason is that the Salafis want a theocratic, evil sharia law to exist in Egypt while the moderate Muslims legitimate do not want sharia law in Egypt. So, the future of Egypt is yet to be fully written as to its political composition. A lot of lies against Jesus are found in the Zeitgeist so-called documentary. Years ago, many folks (including myself) refuted that documentary badly. In this generation, the haters are even more fierce, so I will continue to refute their lies every chance I get. You can best believe in that.
Afro Latinos are one of the most prominent parts of the Latin American community. More human beings understand their history and culture in the 21st century. Malcolm X talked about the millions of human beings of black African descent in Latin America and South America back in 1965 before he was assassinated. He wanted the linkage of the people of color in the world as a means to combat the imperialist, racist Western power structure that still persists to this very day. Afro-Latinos are as African as an African Americans. Some Afro-Latinos have a darker phenotype and a more African phenotype than some African Americans living in the States. That is why La La Vasquez had to set the record straight and legitimately said that she is Latina, but Latina and black are not mutually exclusive, which is correct. She calls herself black and Latina, so not all Latinos look the same. Latinos are diverse. There are just some cultural differences between the African American community and many Afro-Latinos. We can be unified in our African culture and respect our cultural differences at the same time. Being black is very diverse since many of our brothers and sisters are eclectic in appearance, social disposition, age, gender, and other differences. These differences ought to be respected. Black people are all over the Western Hemisphere and throughout the world. Afro-Ecuador human beings make up 7-8% of the entire population of the nation of Ecuador. Many Afro-Ecuadorians live in the Esmeraldas region, Valle de Chota, and the Inbabura region. They have made great contributions in Marimba music and the many cultural aspects of the nation of Ecuador. These human beings are descendants of the black African slaves brought by the Spanish during their conquest of Ecuador from the Incas. Their population is about 1,120,000 people. Some have played in national football leagues, but discrimination is still strong against our brothers and sisters in Ecuador. Slavery was abolished there in 1851. Today, there are many organizations in Ecuador that are fighting for the rights and liberties of Afro-Ecuadorian human beings in Ecuador. There are the CONDAE of the Afro-Ecuadorian Development Council, the Black Community Movement (El Proceso de Comundades Negras), and the National Confederation of Afro-Ecuadorians (or the Confederacion Nacional Afroecuatoriana or the CNA). In Uruguay, about 4 percent of the population is made up of African descendants. The black people of Uruguay did a great job in fighting off the Spanish in order for Uruguay to achieve independence. There are black human beings in Suriname that fought for human rights as well. La Saya is a popular music among the Afro-Bolivians. The Yungas has the highest population of the Afro-Bolivians. The Afro-Argentine community is more known now. There have been black organizations such as "Grupo Cultural Afro," "SOS Racismo," and perhaps the most important group "Africa Vive" that help to rekindle interest into the African heritage of Argentina. There are also Afro-Uruguayan and Afro-Brazilian migrants who have helped to expand the African culture. Afro-Uruguayan migrants have brought candomble to Argentina, while Afro-Brazilians teach capoeira, orisha, and other African derived secular dances. Afro-Argentine human beings influenced the tango. The National Institute to Combat Discrimination (INADI) is the public body responsible for combating discrimination and racism. We know of the individuals of black African ancestry living in Brazil, Puerto Rico, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and even some locations inside of Mexico. Their stories and histories are just as vital and important to comprehend as the stories found in black folks in the United States of America.
There comes a time in any black human being's life in that we have to develop our black consciousness. It doesn't matter the station in our life or our creed. We have to realize that we are Africans and pan-Africanism is one big solution (out of many) that can grow black human beings. In life, we should live everyday as a means to learn about our history, culture, and our legacy. Stephen Biko defined the concept of black consciousness greatly including cogently. In his mind, black consciousness is the thinking of a black person that realizes that he or she must have total freedom and liberation in order for that black person to be culturally or psychologically liberated. If a human is set free, he or she can do magnificent actions and realize the great value of African culture. That means that we respect our African blood and our black African features. This means that we are in love with Africa as Africans. That means that we have a respect and desire to work with our own black people in a variety of fields. That means that we support each other legitimately. Ironically, Western nations are built upon the exploitation of black males and black females, so we should have an undying love for our people. Certainly, we have to understand the histories of not only ancient Egypt, but of Axum, Timbuktu, Ghana, Nubia, Songhai, Zulu, Mali, and the modern African nations growing in the world currently in 2013. Literature from Marcus Garvey, Chancellor Williams, Dr. Frances Crees Welsing, and a whole list of black authors can give a black person a strong awareness of his or her world in strong opposition to the evil system of white supremacy. If we do what is right, then the legacies of Marcus Garvey, Sojouner Truth, Patrice Lumumba, Harriet Tubman, Steve Biko, and Martin Delany will continue onward forever. The more knowledge of self that human beings acquires, the better a human being's future plans that he or she can manufacture in order to grow Black Power. Another secret in life is to be a jack of all trades. There is nothing wrong with real music and real sports. On the other hand, long term; we have to develop our intellectual strength (that deals with us learning logic science, technology, engineering, mathematics, etc.). We have to grow our souls, minds, bodies, careers, relationships with people, and resources as means to enhance our own communities. It is all of our responsibilities to help each other as well. We can pass information to others, work at least in our own areas to grow situations, and be a leader. Anybody can be a leader with inspiration, training, and support. Black men and Black women have the right to be leaders in their own lives. Even the black youth can act as leaders as have been shown throughout the essence of human history. So, being black, conscious, and aware of the world is great. Being an African doesn't mean that I hate someone because of their color. It means that I love my black people and I love my Black African flavor or my blackness in general. Activism is the right way to go indeed.
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FOIA Documents Reveal How FBI Spied On OWS
FOIA Documents Reveal How FBI Spied On OWS
December 28, 2012
FBI documents received by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal massive government surveillance of non-violent political groups in the United States.
The trove of documents (available for viewing below) also show how the government considered a largely peaceful Occupy Wall Street movement to be a terrorist threat.
“This production, which we believe is just the tip of the iceberg, is a window into the nationwide scope of the FBI’s surveillance, monitoring, and reporting on peaceful protestors organizing with the Occupy movement,” said Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF).
“These documents show that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are treating protests against the corporate and banking structure of America as potential criminal and terrorist activity. These documents also show these federal agencies functioning as a de facto intelligence arm of Wall Street and Corporate America,” Verheyden-Hilliard said.
The heavily redacted documents demonstrate “that the FBI is withholding far more material. We are filing an appeal challenging this response and demanding full disclosure to the public of the records of this operation,” added Heather Benno, staff attorney with the PCJF.
The documents show how the government colluded with the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the Occupy Wall Street protests a month prior to establishment of the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park and other Occupy actions scattered around the country.
The FBI moved quickly to criminalize the movement. For instance, on September 15, 2011, the agency released a “Potential Criminal Activity Alert” in Indianapolis and coordinated with “All Indiana State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies,” the “Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center,” the FBI “Directorate of Intelligence” and other national FBI coordinating mechanisms, according to PCJF.
In New York, the FBI in Albany and the Syracuse Joint Terrorism Task Force disseminated information to “sixteen (16) different campus police officials,” and “six (6) additional campus police officials” on the OWS movement. An official at the State University of New York at Oswego worked closely with the FBI and reported the activities of the SUNY-Oswego Occupy encampment consisting of students and professors.
The FOIA documents also reveal coordination between the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and corporations. The Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), described as “a strategic partnership between the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the private sector,” discussed the OWS protests to “raise awareness concerning this type of criminal activity.” (Emphasis added.)
“The DSAC report shows the nature of secret collaboration between American intelligence agencies and their corporate clients,” writes the PCJF. The DSAC issued tips to its corporate clients on “civil unrest” which it defined as ranging from “small, organized rallies to large-scale demonstrations and rioting.”
The documents paint a picture of close collaboration between Joint Terrorism Task Forces, fusion centers, and state and local law enforcement around the country.
Infowars.com has reported extensively on efforts by the federal government to criminalize political activity. In 2009, we broke the story on the Department of Homeland Security’s “rightwing extremism” document.
In March of that year, we reported on a secret report distributed by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) entitled “The Modern Militia Movement” that described supporters of presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr as “militia” influenced terrorists and instructed the Missouri police to be on the lookout for supporters displaying bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties.
Also in 2009, we reported on a document produced by the Virginia Fusion Center.
In 2010, we covered a story reported by Public Intelligence documenting how a fusion center in Florida snooped on Ron Paul supporters and other political groups.
The FBI has long served as a political police force in the United States while promoting a misleading image of itself as a crime fighting agency. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Department of Homeland Security was created and sold to the American public as an agency dedicated to protecting the American people from terrorism.
As the documents released by the PCJF and other research reveal, the DHS and the FBI are dedicated to surveilling and attacking domestic political activity and organizations considered a threat by the establishment, transnational corporations and international banks.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
The FBI Will Apply The Term “Terrorism” To Any Group It Dislikes
The FBI Will Apply The Term “Terrorism” To Any Group It Dislikes
Dec 27, 2012
Constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald writes:
Documents just obtained from the FBI by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund reveal, asthe New York Times put it, that “the [FBI] used counterterrorism agents to investigate the Occupy Wall Street movement, including its communications and planning” and in general show “how deeply involved federal law-enforcement authorities were in monitoring the activities of the movement.” The heavily redacted documents, which can be read here, reveal numerous instances of the FBI collaborating with local police forces and private corporations to monitor and anticipate the acts of the protest movement.Mr. Greenwald is correct.
As obviously disturbing as it is, none of this should be surprising. Virtually every seized power justified over the last decade in the name of “terrorism” has been applied to a wide range of domestic dissent. The most significant civil liberties trend of the last decade, in my view, is the importation of War on Terror tactics onto US soil, applied to US citizens – from the sprawling Surveillance State and powers of indefinite detention to the para-militarization of domestic police forces and the rapidly emerging fleet of drones now being deployed in countless ways. As I’ve argued previously, the true purpose of this endless expansion of state power in the name of “terrorism” is control over anticipated domestic protest and unrest.
It should be anything but surprising that the FBI – drowning in counter-terrorism money, power and other resources – will apply the term “terrorism” to any group it dislikes and wants to control and suppress (thus ushering in all of the powers institutionalized against “terrorists”). Those who supported (or acquiesced to) this expansion of unaccountable government power because they assumed it would only be used against Those Muslims not only embraced a morally warped premise (I care about injustices only if they directly affect me), but also a factually false one, sinceabuses of power always – always – expand beyond their original application.
The Federal government is throwing walls of money at internal “terrorism-related” funding, even though the threat of terrorism is absurdly over-hyped (although government support for Al Qaeda and Iranian terrorists – and see this isn’t helping. )
On the other hand, the government is using laws to crush dissent, and it’s gotten so bad that even U.S. Supreme Court justices are saying that we are descending into tyranny.
For example, the following actions may get an American citizen living on U.S. soil labeled as a “suspected terrorist” today:
- Criticizing the government’s targeting of innocent civilians with drones (although killing innocent civilians with drones is one of the main things which increases terrorism. And see this)
- Stocking up on more than 7 days of food (even though all Mormons are taught to stockpile food, and most Hawaiians store up on extra food)
- (Not having a Facebook account may soon be added)
- Liking the Founding Fathers
- Being a Christian
- Being “anti-nuclear”
- Being “anti-abortion”
- Being “anti-Catholic”
- Being “anti-global”
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Controversial Words in December of 2012
The Caribbean is one of the greatest regions of the Western Hemisphere and the world. It is made up of numerous cultures and social dispositions. Its history fully is consisted of triumphs, tribulations, and other controversies. The history begins with the Native Americans. In about 4,500 B.C., there was the Casirmoid culture in Cuba and Hispaniola. There were human beings that used ceramic devices and other advances in civilization in the ancient Caribbean surroundings. There were humans in the Lesser Antilles from 2,000 B.C. in Antigua. In eastern Trinidad, there was the Saladoid culture between 400 B.C. and 200 B.C. The main Native American indigenous peoples in the Caribbean islands were the Taino in the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and the Leeward Islands. There were the Island Caribs and the Gallibi in the Windward Islands. There was the Ciboney in western Cuba. All of these people were in the Caribbean around the time Europeans first came into the territory. The Taínos are subdivided into Classic Taínos, who occupied Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, Western Taínos, who occupied Cuba, Jamaica, and the Bahamian archipelago, and the Eastern Taínos, who occupied the Leeward Islands. Trinidad was lived by both Carib speaking and Arawak speaking groups. One of the most evil periods in human history was when Europeans colonized the Americas including the Caribbean. One of the first Europeans to do so were the Spanish and the Portuguese. Christopher Columbus and other explorers came into the region. They sought wealth and power, but many of these explorers caused the genocide of the Native American population. The Spanish and other Europeans exploited black people by making blacks slaves. Later, black human beings were imported in the Americas to be used as labor (and make the growth of European imperialism a reality). After the Spanish Empire declined, other European powers came into the Caribbean as a clear means to exploit its resources and harm human rights basically. The Dutch, the French, and the British followed one another to the region and established a long-term presence. They brought with them millions of slaves imported from Africa to support the tropical plantation system that spread through the Caribbean islands. There was the British colonization of Bermuda back in 1612, then St. Kitts in 1623, and Barbados in 1627. The Brits colonized other locations too in Nevis, Antigua, Montserrat, Anguilla, and Tortola in 1672. The French enacted the same policy of colonization in Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Martin, St. Barts, St. Croix, St. Lucia, Grenada, Dominica, and St. Vincent in 1719. The Dutch took over other locations from Saba to parts of the Virgin Islands. The immoral slave trade basically caused most of the growth of the capitalist system in the modern era. The slave trade in the Western Hemisphere continued until the 19th century. Sugar cane and other resources were produced for the establishment. Some of the European or American wars between Empires would spread into the Caribbean. For example, even the American Revolution caused British and French fleet to battle it out in the Caribbean. Many abolitionists and black freedom fighters since the moment this immoral slavery Maafa came about fought back against oppression. Their efforts allowed the British Empire to end the slave trade in 1807 and to ban slavery completely by 1833. When the Slavery Abolition Act came into force in 1834, roughly 700,000 slaves in the British West Indies immediately became free; other enslaved workers were freed several years later after a period of forced apprenticeship. Slavery was abolished in the Dutch Empire in 1814. Spain abolished slavery in its empire in 1811, with the exceptions of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Santo Domingo. Spain ended the slave trade to colonies in 1817 after being paid ₤400,000 by Britain. Slavery itself was not abolished in Cuba until 1886. France abolished slavery in its colonies in 1848. When slavery was gone, the evils of colonization and discrimination still remained. Jamaica was one of the strongest locations where black human beings legitimately rebelled against oppression. There were the Maroons or escaped slaves that banded together as a way to fight evil. They existed in the mountainous Greater Antilles and some of the islands of the Lesser Antilles. Slave rebellions regularly occurred in Jamaica and Cuba. One of the greatest moments of black history and human history was when Haiti fought for its independence against the French Empire. This happened in 1804, which was after 13 years of hard work from the Haitian Revolution. Toussaint l'Ouverture and other brothers and sisters fought for freedom in that epoch of human history.
Latin America is interesting to study. It is made of Latin America, Mexico, and South America too. They have a great history and culture in their own right. Economically and politically, they are growing in power. Their culture is influenced by Native Americans, black Africans, Europeans, Indians, other Asians, and other human beings from the four corners of the Earth. In Virginia, where I am from, there has been an increase in the Latin American population. So, it is important to learn and appreciate Latin American culture. You can't know about Latin America without comprehending the history of Native Americans. Even as far back as 14,000 years ago, there was the Monte Verde settlement of Native Americans in Southern Chile. Throughout Latin America, there are vast rainforests, mountains, plants, and coasts. In Ecuador, you can find the Las Vegas culture that existed from about 8,000 to 4,600 B.C. The settlers in the land developed pyramidal structures for worships, transportation systems, and other complex governmental system. This is readily found in the Mayan, Inca, and Aztec civilizations. A lot of individuals understand about the Mayan peoples, because of their advanced calendar system. 2012 obviously is not the year of the end of the world. LOL. Yet, the Aztec empire was pretty much the most powerful civilization known throughout the Americas. It was destroyed by Spanish invaders. Christopher Columbus came into Latin America as a means to advance control over lands. Other conquistadors came into Central America too like Hernando Cortes to harm the Aztec human beings. Cortes seized the Aztec elite's power with the help of local groups who didn't favor the Aztec elite. There was Francisco Pizarro who caused the end of Incan rule in Western South America. The European powers of Spain and Portugal colonized the region. Later, the line of demarcation in 1494 came about, which gave Spain all areas to the West and Portugal all areas to the east. By the end of the 1500's, Spain occupied areas of North America too. Roman Catholicism dominated religiously the region then and now since it was the religion of the Spanish and the Portuguese. Today, about 70% of Latin America is Roman Catholic. The increasing membership of Protestants, Baptists, and similar denominations are coming about in Brazil, Panama, and Venezuela. Smallpox and measles (or diseases brought by the Europeans) killed a huge population of the indigenous population of Latin America. The intermarriage between European colonists and the indigenous peoples of Latin America were so common that human beings of mixed ancestry (or the mestizos of the old school times) formed majorities in several colonies. Haiti fueled independence movements inside of the whole region of Latin America. There has been a new scientific DNA study on Puerto Rico. Juan Martinez Cruzado is a geneticist from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. He designed an island wide DNA survey of Puerto Rico's people. Many believed that Puerto Ricans have mostly Spanish origins mixed with some African ancestry including distant indigenous ancestry. Cruzado's research revealed surprising results in 2003. It found that, in fact, 61 percent of all Puerto Ricans have Amerindian mitochondrial DNA, 27 percent have African and 12 percent Caucasian. This changes the official history of Puerto Rico indeed.
Secret Societies, international bankers, and other like-minded entities are linked with World War Two. Many folks in the Holocaust suffered as well. "...We had no names, only numbers. The Nazis demanded total obedience. We were treated like animals," said Elsa Iwanova who was age 17 as she was forced to labor at a Ford plan in Germany during WWII. This quote comes from the New York Times on October 6, 1999 on p. A13. Even Franklin Roosevelt's cabinet was filled with Freemasons back in 1933. FDR was a 32nd Degree Freemason. Attorney General Homer Cummings was a 3rd Degree Freemason. The Secretary of the Navy Claude A. Swanson was a 13th Freemason. Henry Wallace or the Secretary of Agriculture was a 32nd Degree Freemason, Secretary of Commerce Daniel C. Roper was a 32nd Degree Freemason, and George H. Dern was a 33rd Degree Freemason. Dern was the Secretary of War. Henry Morgenthau or the Secretary of Treasury was a 33rd Degree. Even the Secretary of Navy W. Frank Knox was a 32nd Degree Freemason as well in the start of WWII. One of the most famous Allied Generals in World War II was the U.S. military leader 33rd Degree Freemason Mark Wayne Clark. He lived from 1896 to 1984, which is a long time. He was an U.S. General that was born in Maddison Barracks, NY. He comes from a military family. He was designated as Commander II Corps under Dwight D. Eisenhower for the invasion of North Africa during WWII. Clark commanded the 5th Army at the Salerno landing back in 1943 and the capture of Rome in 1944. He worked in the Asian region as relieving Ridgeway of his command of UN Forces in the Korean War. One commander General of the U.S. Air Force was 33rd Degree Freemason Henry Arnold. He graduated from West Point as far back as 1907. He was pictured near General Marshall. One Lodge called the Rite of Mizraim has as high as 90 degrees too. In the Spanish Civil War, we know that Francisco Franco (who signed a concordat with the Vatican back in 1941) organized foreign troops into Spain as a means to crush the rebels. Juan Peron was the President of Argentina. He observed the acts of the fascists and the Nazis. After WWII, he assisted the Nazis in transporting their stolen gold and jewels into Argentina by U-boat. Many Nazis went into Argentina after WWII ended. Juan Peron lived a complex and complicated life. He tried to investigate many different political and economic philosophies as a means to construct his own political agenda. He served three terms as President of Argentina and he died in 1974. There are other secrets of WWII that few human beings know about. IBM lands in Germany in March, 1933, the very month Hitler comes to power. IBM uses its punch card system and begins to identify and catalogue the everyday Jews in Germany for eventual roundup. Even though IBM is headquartered in New York City and IBM President Thomas Watson receives many public awards from. Today, in America, we have a lot of anti-human rights laws and a war economy which brutalizing many human beings of the world.
I do not agree with Communism, but it doesn't take a genius to figure out the weaknesses of capitalism either. Slavery, greed, death, and cruelty are products of laissez faire capitalism. Predatory corporate capitalism dominates our lives every day in Western society, especially in America. The fruit of the current economic system is apparent and abundant. We see its fruit in the imperialist wars. We see it in the economic crimes like the prime mortgage assaults against the American human beings, bank foreclosures, and the criminal theft of taxpayer money in the bailout of big banks and financial institutions. Some minds are brainwashed by the establishment into accepting a faulty reality. You can witness this for the past 100 years. All of us as human beings should utilize critical thinking, self-awareness, and intelligent decision making. These are the acts that can facilitate discernment and battle against oppression in the world stage. Today, we have economic and political problems. Also, we have an issue with too many human beings being anti-intellectual, harsh, anti-rational, and acting in the antithesis of strength plus compassion. Some individuals need to regain their critical consciousness. There is nothing wrong with reason and there is nothing wrong with disagreeing with torture, disease, poverty, war, slavery, and other ills in the world. The modern system advance great lies to harm not only workers, but also the rest of the human race. It is a lie that the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are essential to our national security. It is a lie to assume that some mystical, invisible hand of the free market can make certain all people rich or poor can benefit from. That is why some delusively believe that capitalism is the only viable economic system possible and any alternative is equivalent to heresy. The reality is that as humans we have the right to reject egoism, selfishness, and greed to be more enlightened. One alternative is to have production for human use instead of production for sole profit. All humans can be provided with legitimate services. It is a lie that all criminals experience justice for their crimes in this society. Therefore, there is nothing wrong with hope and inspiration. Yet, we can't live in fantasy. Many in the mainstream media has been successful in allowing much of the public to accept the deception that self-pleasure and the obsession with wealth is necessary to function greatly in society instead of being critical thinkers and seek justice. Justice means that home foreclosures should have a moratorium and criminal banks who are complicit in the economic recession should never receive an economic bailout. Sometime is wrong with a culture and a system that exclusively seeks profit instead of the social betterment of humankind. It is the cartel-capitalist system that dominates Wall Street, the Federal Reserve System, much of the governments of the West, the military, the police, mainstream religion, and university interests too. Since 9/11, there are hundreds of other 9/11s in the Middle East too. Untold folks have been murdered, children have been massacred from the air, women have been raped by terrorists and some occupiers, and villages have been burned down. We know that America is still flawed and racism is still a serious issue in not only America, but throughout the Earth. We need a radical redistribution of economic and political power. We need a real structural change in the world. This evil war on terror is told to be a product of fighting for human liberation and national defense. Yet, the private central banking system, the fascist multinational corporations, and the military industrial complex have used greed and war as a means to dominate the lands of other human beings. We know that many of these laissez faire capitalists are terrorists by any definition since they use violence and war crimes all of the time. The war on terror is fascistic and predatory.
We know about the errors of the reactionaries for years. Numerous Republicans are clear that they want to harm the social safety net. Some of them want radical cuts to the food stamp program and Medicaid. Even Reagan started the elimination of housing subsidies. Koch's and Murdoch's Tea Party want to end food stamps, Medicaid, and Social Security as we know it. Even some in CNN not just FOX News have express some sympathy toward them or the Tea Party. Now, folks are beginning to understand some of the folly from the liberal establishment. The political elite have always been antithetical to the interests of the elite. There are horrendous conditions in prisons nationwide. Even some in the progressive crowd are saying nothing about it. Even Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger fought the government takeover the prison hospitals in CA when the conditions in those prisons were so horrible. When Mayor Brown left office as mayor of Oakland, his developer friends and contributors help themselves by plundering the Oakland treasury for the purpose of constructing ill-advised condo districts to accommodate Browns “elegant density” without anticipating a burst in the housing market. The establishment in general regularly uses stereotypes against black people and people of color, which is similar to the propaganda from Julius Streicher. Some of them love the Wire so much omitting that most crack usage is done by whites. This is why when Ishmael Reed came into East Jerusalem, many Palestinian kids falsely viewed all black Americans as drug addicts since they received their information about blacks from Hollywood and CNN. It is hugely hypocritical for the reactionaries to lecture on affirmative action when mostly white citizens in America benefit from the New Deal, affirmative action, Medicare, Medicaid, the GI Bill, etc. That is their M.O. Also, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's "stop and frisk" fascism is still evil too. Black women have complained that they have been sexually molested during Bloomberg’s stop and frisks. The NYC government in many circles doesn’t give a care in the world about it. These same measures were utilized in occupied Paris and Amsterdam in the 1930's and the 1940's. I will never support any cop harassing human beings and using SS Stop and Frisk activities at all. Did you know that about 640,000 African Americans and Hispanic Americans have been frisked by the good ole NYPD Blue? Their harassment of children via the stop and frisk policy even outraged Bob Herbert. I believe in self-defense like the next man, but I oppose many NRA board members making racist and anti-Semitic comments before. Even Bob Barr used a slur in describing one policy of the current President Barack Obama. Bob Barr was once in the Board of Directors of the NRA. This son of a father (I could use other language to describe this man and you know the language) praised the reactionary Jesse Helms of North Helms. Many other NRA board members have expressed bigotry, anti-immigration rhetoric, and other extreme views. I only knew of some of this information recently and this is wild stuff. It is true and it has made me aware about a lot of situations. The establishment regularly features the crimes of the poor, but these crimes pale in comparison to the crimes of the rich. There are the crimes made by Pfizer, who is controlled by the 1 percent. I don't forget about MSNBC either. You know I can't omit you guys. MSNBC is owned by General Electric and they are filled with establishment liberals with a token like Joe Scarborough. They are ruled by GE. General Electric is known to finance the war on terror. GE helped to create the A bomb decades ago that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. GE built up the Fukushima plants for decades. Fukushima leaked dangerous nuclear material all over the Japanese landscape. Also, Schultz is wrong to support the war mongering in Libya. GE sometimes doesn't pay income taxes. Nader exposed a deal that MSNBC made with the state of New Jersey, which allows them to return the taxes they pay to the state to General Electric, which still has shares in NBC. Even reactionaries like Joe Scarborough called the stimulus garbage when it had prevented a worse recession from occurring in American society. Carlos Watson challenged Joe about the stimulus issue and now Watson is rarely shown in the network. I will concede that numerous sincere human beings are in even the mainstream media.