Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
What is sequester? Sequester is the automatic cuts to the American social safety net and the military by March 1, 2013. Sequester is about a historic assault on U.S. social programs. If it is to take effect, it will cause an $85 billion in across the board budget cuts in 2013. The ruling class continues their assault on the social conditions of the working human beings in America. The budget sequestration of January 1 was postponed until March 1, because of the bipartisan deal to head of the fiscal cliff (both parties used tax increases, cuts in jobless benefits, and other actions) in the fiscal cliff deal. Some populists view this whole March 1 deadline as contrived or the result of the 2011 deal between the White House and congressional Republicans to raise the U.S. debt ceiling. If the White House and Congress fail to have a deal by March 1, the cuts will come. It will be devastating to social programs at every level of government. Education, housing, home heating assistance, health care, nutritional assistance, road repair, and air transport will be negatively affected via the sequester. There will be cuts to civilian and military budgets. Thousands of furloughs and layoffs of public sector workers will come alone. The drive for the unprecedented cuts and structural changes in the basic social entitlement programs did date from the 1930's and 1960's like the Social Security and Medicare. The sequester entails a five percent cut in nonmilitary discretionary spending, amounting to $28.7 billion, as well as a $9.9 billion cut to Medicare. Public housing will be cut by nearly $2 billion, special education programs will be cut by $840 million, and Head Start will be slashed by $406 million, kicking 70,000 children out of the program. More reports show that 350 teachers would be laid off in Ohio. 4,180 fewer children in Georgia would get vaccinated and Virginia would be unable to provide assistance for 400 victims of domestic violence if the sequester continues. The sequester will have 42.7 billion dollars in cuts to the military spending, which the two parties don't support. The White House already agreed to 1.4 trillion in spending cuts for the past 2 years. Still, the White House says that the sequester is for them to want shared sacrificed and a balanced approach to deficit cutting. A balanced approach is made up of token tax increases on businesses and the wealthy (along with new cuts on social spending). The GOP doesn't want more tax increases on the rich. At the same time, Obama and the Democrats are pushing for a bipartisan agreement on a “comprehensive tax reform” that will slash corporate taxes, eliminate tax deductions on which millions of ordinary people depend, and shift the tax burden even more heavily onto the working class. The White House wants to cut spending. The difference is that that Republicans want more draconian cuts to the social safety net. White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri made this statement about the White House's position: "...The President is serious about cutting spending, reforming entitlements and the tax code to reduce the deficit in a balanced way.” It goes on to boast, “The President has already reduced the deficit by over $2.5 trillion, cutting spending by over $1.4 trillion, bringing domestic discretionary spending to its lowest level as a share of the economy since the Eisenhower era.” The White House wants billions of cuts in Medicare and Medicare, $200 billion in cuts in mandatory domestic spending, and $100 billion in discretionary domestic spending, including a $35 billion cut in federal retirement programs and a $50 billion cut in unemployment insurance. This is not populism, but the audacity of the status quo. Austerity is highly unpopular with the American people. A poll conducted last week by Pew Research found that 87 percent of the population is opposed to cuts in Social Security, 82 percent are against cuts in Medicare, and 89 percent oppose cuts in education. Wall Street has corporate record profits. We have colonial style wars and drone assassinations. Yet, the reactionaries lie and say that we have no money. Both parties are responsible for the sequester saga. For example, the Simpson-Bowles agenda was created heavily by Democrats. That committee influenced the White House to offer massive cuts in 2011. Gene Sperling of the White House National Economic Council Director came up with the sequestration scheme when the Republicans rejected a modest tax increase to the rich. The saga involved the lie that Medicare, Social Security, and Medicare play a huge role or is a root cause of the national debt. We must not advance profit for the ruling class at the expense of the poor including the suffering at all. The two party system is in league with big business and we have the right to advance independent populism. Even some in the Congressional Progressive Caucus made the Balancing Act of 2013, which will replace all of the sequestration cuts with new revenues (and then add a $276 billion stimulus to the economy. This bill is rejected not only by the Republicans, but by the Democratic establishment, who are pro-slick or smart austerity.
The struggle for universal health care continues. We are not there yet since health care in the United States of America is still a hot mess. We know for a fact that some in Big Pharma want to gain as much money as possible before all of us pass away. The health care system is dominated by big pharmaceutical corporations, bureaucrats, health insurance companies, etc. not the people. These corporate interests dominate Washington political power and they spend billions of dollars as a means for us to be dependent on many drugs. Many human beings lack care, some doctors are going broke, and our health care costs have increased. Other nations with universal health care have their money spent on health care much lower than America. About 60 percent of all personal bankruptcies in the United States are related to medical bills. The best locations of health care in the world like in France, Italy, and other nations have universal health care filled with public and private sector help to human beings in those nations. Basic healthcare is birthright among every industrialized country in the world except America. In the USA, folks from John McCain to Max Baucus want the status quo. Baucus refused to allow single payer advocates to testify at the hearings that he chairs. Even the Affordable Care Act has some legitimate parts in it mixed with a pro-healthcare insurance industry program in it. It is a shame that so many human beings don't care about the poor. One reason for that is that the military industrial complex and the intelligence community use the propaganda that capitalism is God and those differences in human beings out to be reviled instead of being cherished. The idea of share sacrifice, altruism, and human compassion are intrepid, honest characteristics that all of us should strive to embrace in our daily lives. It is not un American to have universal health care. It is American to do so triumphantly. It does not matter if the Business Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Heritage Foundation, or even Blue Cross Blue Shield doesn't want it. The people deserve it. A mixed healthcare system ran by healthcare insurance elites have not been comprehensive in Minnesota, Massachusetts, and other locations. We spend trillions of dollars on health care each year in the United States. We can use some of that money to fund an universal health care system. Thirty-one percent of current healthcare spending is squandered on administrative costs related to our fragmented payment system with hundreds of different health plans. Over $350 billion or about half of the money currently are being wasted on overhead and bureaucracy. That money could be saved with a simplified single-payer administration, enough to cover all the 50 million uninsured. In other words, covering the uninsured is affordable and keeping the current broken private insurance system intact is not. A survey published in the April 2008 Annals of Internal Medicine showed that 59 percent of U.S. physicians support national health insurance. Polls outline that most Americans agree with some form of a single payer healthcare system.
It has been 20 years after the 1993 World Trade Center Bombings. The whole history has been controversial filled with aliases and decoys. It happened in February of 1993. President Bill Clinton was just in the White House. It was the first time that Islamic terror was carried out in a major fashion on U.S. soil. 6 human beings died from the blast. It was very tragic for the bereaved families and over 1000 people have been injured. The bomb was created by Ramzi Yousef. The bomb didn't destroy the entire Twin Towers. The bombing failed to kill more human beings. The event implanted the paranoia about Islamic terrorists in a higher level among the consciousness of Americans including Westerners. There is the story of the blind sheikh or Omar Adbel Rahman. He ruled the Egyptian Islamic Group or IG (al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya). It was at that time the largest overtly militant Islamic group in Egypt. They experienced a crackdown after the assassination of Anwar Sadat. NATO used an effort to use radical Islam as a means to defeat the Soviet Union. The Blind Sheikh escaped from house arrest in Egypt in the end of the 1980's (at the end of the Soviet-Afghan war), he visited America. He had a following at the Al-Kifah Refugee Centre at the Al Farooq mosque in New York. Al-Kifah was the local branch of the Maktab Al-Khidamat or Services Office for the Mujahideen in Afghanistan, and was central to the process by which young men were recruited, moved around the world for training and ultimately deployed against the Soviets. The CIA monitored Al-Kifah. Even some U.S. officials met with the followers of the Blink Sheikh in Egypt at April and May of 1989. A lawyer represented the group. The cables recording their meetings were signed by Frank Wisner. Wisner was the U.S. ambassador to Egypt and the son of the veteran of CIA black ops. The Blind Sheikh moved to NYC permanently. A follower of Rahman assassinated the rabbi Meir Kahane (founder of the Jewish Defense League and former FBI informant). Weeks later, the State Department revoked all of the Blind Sheikh's visas. Rahman was never arrested or deported. A couple of months later the Emir of the Farooq mosque Mustafa Shalabi was murdered, almost 2 years to the day prior to the WTC bombing. Rahman effectively took over the mosque and the Al-Kifah center at that point. The triple agent Ali Mohamed gave training sessions in intelligence and paramilitary operations that frequented the mosque like Nosair. Emad Salem was the decoy and he was an informant by the FBI. He infiltrated the Al-Kifah and the circle around the Blind Sheikh. In reality, Salem was fired by the FBI in bizarre circumstances in the summer of 1992. He didn’t build the bomb – terrorists do not build a bomb and then wait around for six months before using it. Exactly why Salem was fired is not clear, but when his original handler Nancy Floyd started asking questions the FBI leaked stories to the press that she had a relationship with Salem. After the bombing, Salem was recruited against by the FBI to infiltrate Al-Kifah once more. He did it. Salem talked Rahman's followers to attack the USA. The recordings with Salem talking with Anticev came from the period, spring-summer 1993. When the FBI swooped in the summer of ’93, they arrested the Blind Sheikh and most of the group around him, and Salem’s evidence became the basis of the prosecution case. Some believe that Ramzi Yousef was the creator of the bomb that struck the WTC in 1993. Still, we don't know why the WTC building was bombed or real concrete facets of the 1993 WTC bombing even 20 years later.
The Trayvon Martin tragedy is over one year old. One teenager was murdered by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is a murderer. Marissa Alexander is another Sister that tried to defend herself from person, but she was sentenced to more than 2 decades in prison. Marissa tried to invoke the Stand Your Ground law and she still was convicted. Rekia Boyd was another Sister who was shot to death by a Chicago cop when no weapon was found on her. George Zimmerman murdered Travyon Martin when he was unarmed and Zimmerman followed him in Sanford, Florida. Trayvon Martin's murder signifies the fact that there is still an epidemic of the murder of black youth not only in NYC, Chicago, LA, Philadelphia, etc. It occurs everywhere in the world as well. We can never ignore also of the fact that we should also disagree with police brutality, stop and frisk, and other similar unjust policies in the Earth. The courts, the judicial system, and the system of white supremacy in general benefit in the Drug on War policies, and the mass incarceration of human beings of color in the USA. Zimmerman's father or Robert Zimmerman was a retired Orange County magistrate judge. Zimmerman is a known female abuser and criminal before his murder of Trayvon Martin. Trayvon Martin was put in a morgue for 3 days as 'John Doe' after mom reported him missing. The officer in charge of the Trayvon murder scene was the same officer who failed to arrest a police lieutenant’s son who was videotaped attacking a black homeless man. The police lieutenant’s son was later arrested after local news broke the story. There were numerous police and cellphone recordings that clearly shown that Zimmerman was the initial aggressor. Mary Cutcher, who lived closest to where Zimmerman shot Trayvon to death said- 'I heard a young boy crying & then a gun-shot & then the crying stopped. To me mind if it had been Zimmerman crying - he would have continued crying after the gun-shot. I've tried to tell this to the Police several times but they refuse to take my statement...' “I heard someone crying – not boo-hoo crying, but scared or terrified or hurt maybe,” said Cutcher. “To me, it was a child.” - Cutcher and her roommate said they rushed outside to see Zimmerman Standing Over Trayvon, with one foot on either side of Trayvon’s body. In one hand, Zimmerman held a .9 mm handgun, his other hand was on Trayvon, who was face down in the grass. The Stand Your Ground law has been exploited as a means to enhance vigilantism in American streets instead of common sense policies. The law ought to be repealed. I believe in gun rights like the next man, but what I don't subscribe to are innocent teenagers who are unarmed being murdered. ALEC and even the NRA support to this day the extreme Stand Your Ground law. The struggle for freedom means that we have to fight for righteousness on multiple fronts. There are the threats of the privatization of public education, the social safety net being gutted, bailouts, and homeowner struggles. Trayvon Martin is a very important case and situation. It further shows that there is a long historical line of governmental and corporate criminal acts being done all around the globe. These crimes are not just done by some Americans, but by others in other nations as well. George Zimmerman was blatantly wrong for following innocent, non-threatening teenagers who just brought candy from a store (and harmed no one in that area at all). That is illegal profiling.
There is the Hotel Zaza in Houston, Texas. It has a mysterious room called Room 322. The Hotel Zaza is known for its complex luxurious suites, etc. The room had a chain holding the bed to the wall. There are pictures of skulls and a strange image of an old man. The room was about 1/3 the normal size with the furniture blocking part of the TV, bed, and window. The floor is made up of dirty concrete and the floor is cold, and hard. The room is about a third of the size of the other rooms in the hotel and is the only one with brick walls. The mirror is embedded in the brick wall. Some individuals speculate that this maybe a two way mirror. The bed is chained to the wall. The skull frame on the wall is related to 322 since that the Skulls and Bones' sacred number. There is the Skulls clock as well. The Skulls and Bones is a Yale based Secret society with strange rituals and their members have huge, influential power in Western society. George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, John Kerry, and others are famous members of the Skulls and Bones secret society indeed. There are strange paintings of two girls which could outline split personalities. There is another image in the hotel with a male with distorted facial features. There is a painting of possibly Jay Comeaux or the President of the Stanford Group Company. The hotel's PR responded that room 322 was a theme room entitled “Hard Times” and was meant to recreate a “prison experience”. This room is however not advertised anywhere and, as some people noted, there is nothing in that room that really recalls a “prison experience”. Do jail cells have huge mirrors, brick walls and frames of skulls, weird deformed faces and company CEOs on walls? Not really.
Collapse of Social Programs in America: Three-Quarters of Progressive Caucus Not Taking a Stand Against Cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Yes, Hitler & Stalin Did Take The Guns
Debunking the meme that historical gun grabs by dictatorships is a myth
Paul Joseph Watson
February 26, 2013
Following Alex Jones’ explosive appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight last month, gun control advocates reacted to Jones’ fiery historical defense of the right to bear arms by attempting to dismiss the fact that tyrannical regimes always disarmed their target populations as a myth or a hoax.
Yes, Hitler & Stalin Did Take The Guns
Debunking the meme that historical gun grabs by dictatorships is a myth
Paul Joseph Watson
February 26, 2013
Following Alex Jones’ explosive appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight last month, gun control advocates reacted to Jones’ fiery historical defense of the right to bear arms by attempting to dismiss the fact that tyrannical regimes always disarmed their target populations as a myth or a hoax.
Numerous left-wing blogs successfully gamed Google’s search engine results so that when people searched for terms such as ‘Nazi gun control’, they were met with a plethora of articles claiming the historical basis for this connection was a fabrication.
A meme has been launched claiming that historical gun grabs by dictatorships is a myth – an insulting attempt to literally re-write history in the name of pursuing a contemporary political agenda.
In reality, the Nazis did take existing gun control laws and make them more draconian in order to target their political adversaries. That is a manifestly provable historical fact.
Hitler disarmed his domestic enemies before launching a genocide against them.
The Nazi Weapons Law of November 11, 1938 prohibited Jews from “acquiring, possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as well as truncheons or stabbing weapons,” and ordered them to turn in all guns and ammunition to local police. As historian William Sheridan Allen noted, the Nazis also began house to house gun confiscations targeting “subversives” shortly after they came to power.
In addition, historians like Israel Guttman have outlined how the Warsaw Ghetto uprising against the Nazis was hampered by the fact that imprisoned Jews did not have access to adequate arsenals of firearms, although their resistance did lead Goebbels to note in his diary: “This just shows what you can expect from Jews if they lay hands on weapons.”
Similarly, as J.E. Simkin and Aaron Zelman document in their book “Gun Control”: Gateway to Tyranny, in October 1918, the Council of People’s Commissars (the Communist government) ordered citizens to surrender all firearms, ammunition, and sabres, having first mandated registration of all weapons six months earlier. Just like the Nazis, Communist Party members were exempt from the ban.
A 1920 decree then imposed a minimum six month prison sentence for any non-Communist possessing a weapon. After the civil war, possession became punishable with three months hard labor plus fines. After Stalin came to power, he made possession of unlawful firearms a crime punishable by death.
Stalin disarmed his domestic enemies before launching a genocide against them.
With Russians almost universally disarmed, Stalin was given free reign to carry out one of history’s most brutal prolonged genocide, with tens of millions of people executed or starved to death in the three decades that followed, a model subsequently mimicked in China and Cambodia.
Brutal dictatorships have almost always been preceded by widespread gun confiscation, and to allow leftists to claim otherwise in the pursuit of their contemporary political agenda is an insult to the historical record.
H/T - This web page has an excellent and fully sourced list of all the countries where gun control was a pre-cursor to mass genocide.
Monday, February 25, 2013
President John F. Kennedy was once a strong Cold Warrior. Later, he saw the truth and became more reasonable in dealing with foreign affairs. He entered the White House in 1961 and was a young man when he entered the White House. The ill-conceived Bay of Pigs failed invasion of Cuba was in its final stages. Even when JFK started in the White House, there were extensive covert operations by the West done in Africa and Asia (as a means to defend European colonial interests). Congo gained independence by 1960 from Belgium. Yet, the British and Belgian mineral cartels wanted the division of the mineral rich Katanga province by a traitor to his own black people and warlord named Moise Tshombe. Malcolm X exposed Tshombe as a war criminal. The nationalist leader Patrice Lumumba was assassinated while being held captive by Tshombe's forces. President Kennedy respected Lumumba and Lumumba was a great hero of black people and humanity in general. Lumumba was killed with the help of the CIA and Eisenhower's approval, which was one of Eisenhower's greatest Presidential errors. CIA agents were fighting in Laos in the early 1960's not only against the communist Pathet Lao, but the neutralist government as well. Even back in the 1950's, then Senator John F. Kennedy opposed colonialism publicly. JFK loved the fact that Algeria gained its independence from France. His 1957 speech about wanting Algeria to be free was denounced in London and Paris. Theodore Sorenson was his friend and adviser. Sorenson said that JFK viewed communist aggression and subversion intolerable, not communism itself. In other words, he believed that a nation has the right to embrace whatever economic system that they desire as long they don't try to pervert the economic or political system in any other nation. JFK refused to use U.S. military forces to fight in Laos, but he agreed with allying with the neutralist government of Laos. JFK was influenced by his more dovish tone by the April 1961 meeting with General Douglas MacArthur. The General told JFK that he shouldn't advance any new ground war in Asia like Vietnam. General Charles de Gaulle told President John F. Kennedy the same advice. The Non Aligned Movement was made as a means to have sovereign nation states without participation in military alliances (like NATO, SEATO, the Central Treaty Organization, etc.). John F. Kennedy was an ally of Indonesian President John F. Kennedy. JFK wanted to meet with him again in the Spring of 1964. Sukarno believed in self-determination. They met with each other back in 1961. JFK wanted to assist nations that wanted independence. Sukarno visited the White House. JFK dealt with the Vietnam War as well. John Kenneth Galbraith was Kennedy's friend and economic adviser. He visited Vietnam as an Ambassador to India. Galbraith said that United States involvement in Vietnam will end in failure and only a political settlement with Ho Chi Minh would end that situation (with help from India's Nehru). Later, Kennedy began to disengage from Vietnam. JFK wanted a technologically developing society where peace can come via strength. Diem was a dictator and a criminal, but according to sources, the North Vietnamese (and Diem) were working towards peaceful settlement. The Harriman Bundy faction wanted no such negotiations with Ho Chi Minh at all in the early 1960's. The murder of Diem ended any neutralist peace agreement. JFK opposed the coup in November 1, 1963. The architects of the coup used the Diem's unjust suppression of the religious liberty rights of the Buddhists in South Vietnam as a cover. They really wanted to stop Diem and Nhu's overtures for peace with Ho Chi Minh.
The West arms terrorists in Syria. Al Qaeda is killing civilians in Syria too. The mainstream media lied and said that the West is only funding so-called moderate rebels. They claim that the moderate rebels are tilting the balance of the Syrian conflict against the Syrian government. The Washington Post talked about the West sending new weapons to the rebels. These rebels include many factions like the Free Syrian Army. The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and others are funding the rebels as well. The Washington Post refused to use the term of Al Qaeda as one of the factions in the rebel groups. The reality is that the Al Qaeda network is huge among the so called moderate rebels. Al-Nusra is Al Qaeda in Syria. It is linked to the Western created and backed moderate opposition. Moaz al-Khatib, leader of the so-called National Coalition, demanded the US take al-Nusra in particular off their list of sanctioned terrorist organizations. In December of 2012, Reuters quoted al-Khatib as saying: “The decision to consider a party that is fighting the regime as a terrorist party needs to be reviewed. We might disagree with some parties and their ideas and their political and ideological vision. But we affirm that all the guns of the rebels are aimed at overthrowing the tyrannical criminal regime.” Even Reuters admitted that the USA designated Jabhat al-Nusra as a foreign terrorist organization (and said that it was trying to hijack the revolt on behalf of al-Qaeda in Iraq). The rebels have been involved in terrorism in Syria like the killing of civilians including school children. The West funds Saudi Arabia and Qatar and the West hypocritically accuse them of being main financiers of al-Qaeda. Since at least 2007, the West had plans to overthrow both Syria and Iran by funding and arming al-Qaeda related groups. The National Salvation Front contacted with the U.S. State Department as means to try to have a coup against Syria. One of the NSF’s most influential members is the Syrian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood — the decades-old political movement active across the Middle East whose leaders have inspired the terrorist groups Hamas and al Qaeda. Its Syrian offshoot says it has renounced armed struggle in favor of democratic reform. Seymour Hersh's 2007 article entitled, "The Redirection" admitted that the Bush administration tried to undermine Iran by funding Sunni extremist groups that were sympathetic to Al Qaeda. The article said that the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Israel worked together in 2007 as a means to try to harm the nation of Syria. When you look at the truth, the truth is apparent and transparent. The truth is that the West, Israel, Saudi Arabia, ISI, and Qatar either helped create Al-Qaeda or aided Al-Qaeda related groups as a means for them to rule over Middle Eastern territories. The West readily use a divide and conquer strategy where ethnicities, religions, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds are exploited as a means for select corporations including groups like the IMF to have a further foothold in the capacities of various countries. Now, the war on terror is spreading into Africa and as far as Southeast Asia. This assault on the Syrian people by terrorists is truly immoral indeed.
Far too often, some individuals ignore the great contributions of Black Americans in anti-colonialism efforts. African American human beings of numerous intellectual and ideological perspectives publicly disagreed strongly with the nefarious injustice of Western imperialism. These African Americans wanted true racial equality or true racial egalitarianism in a modern or contemporary sense. During the era of World War Two, black newspapers like the Pittsburgh Courier, the New York Amsterdam News, and others gave African American an outlet to view that the United Nations can terminate colonialism. Now, this was before the UN was ultimately infiltrated fully by Western elitists and others though from the Council on Foreign Relations, etc. The Courier was a Republican paper, but it was extremely anticolonial. It gave great, extensive coverage of nationalist movements around the world and it hailed the successes of colonial troops. They allowed columns from nationalist leaders to be in their work like Indian nationalist Kumar Goshal, the Chinese writer Liu Liang Mo, and the African nationalist Prince A. A. Nwafor Orizu of Nigeria. The Courier was read in colonies as well. This proved that tons of African Americans have an internationalist mindset and understood the struggle of human beings of color worldwide. These individuals wanted everything that everyone else deserves: independence, equality, and freedom. This anti-colonialist feeling was expressed from black human beings from across the political spectrum. Mainstream leaders like Walter White and A. Philip Randolph urged African Americans to support the war while seeking the achievement of racial equality at home and the abolition of colonialism abroad. The Courier also published regular columns that frequently discussed international affairs by a Pan-Africanist Marxist, George Padmore; by a black nationalist popular historian, J. A. Rogers; and by a curmudgeonly Menckenesque anticommunist, George Schuyler. The distinguished Howard University historian, Dr. Rayford W. Logan, then the most prominent African American specialist on international relations in the Courier. Many of the authors in the Courier viewed Winston Churchill as an imperialist and Tory like bigot who wants to advance white supremacy. Winston Churchill was radically in favor of the British Empire. Kwame Nkrumah wanted immediate independence for colonies in 1945. At a May 18, 1945 meeting of the American delegation, Charles W. Taussig, FDR’s confidant on colonial affairs, read an impassioned statement arguing that the United States would have poor relations with the non-white peoples of the world if it refused to support independence for colonial possessions. Yet, the delegates in the early UN wanted some token efforts for the sake of paranoia about the Soviet Union. The San Francisco Conference failed to advance real independence, but allow the trustees of colonial powers to dictate alone the terms of independence. It would take years later for the Third World to be more successful for being free from imperialists.
Representative John Conyers Jr. of Michigan reintroduced HR 676 or the “The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act.” The bill wants to establish a privately delivered publicly financed universal health care system. The bill will allow physicians and nonprofit health care providers to be in charge of medical decisions not insurance companies. HR 676 would expand and improve the highly popular Medicare program and provide universal access to care to all Americans. The funding of this program is done by a real, modest payroll tax on employees and employers, a financial transaction tax, and higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans. HR 676 has been introduced in Congress since 2003. There has been a broad base of support among universal health care activists, organized labor, physicians, and social justice organizations across the nation. The bill has been supported by 26 international unions, Physicians For A National Health Program, two former editors of the New England Journal of Medicine, National Nurses United, the American Medical Students Association, Progressive Democrats of America, and the NAACP. During the last Congress, 77 other members of the House of Representatives signed on as cosponsors of the legislation. In 2011, the Vermont legislature passed legislation that laid the foundation for a single payer health care system in the state. Representative Conyers issued this statement following the release of the bill: “I am pleased to announce the reintroduction of H.R. 676, ‘The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act,’ in the 113th Congress. I have introduced the bill in each Congress since 2003 and I will continue to do so until the bill is passed,” said Conyers. A single payer system is better than the status quo indeed. We have higher premiums, high out of pocket costs and other issues in the health care system that is overly dependent on private insurance plans. The Affordable Care Act is just the beginning, because a real nonprofit universal single payer health care system is a better way to contain health care system (and give quality care for all Americans).
The Presidency of Barack Obama has made other errors and mistakes as well. Sometimes, I know it is hard to write about such things even years ago. Yet, the truth is no respecter of persons. In other words, you have to show the truth even if it is unpopular or inconvenient with a lot of human beings. We do realize that Obama is not to be blamed for all aspects of our situation, so I want to make that perfectly clear. On January 6, 2005, he voted as a Senator for the endorsement of the seating of the fraudulent electors form Ohio. These electors gave Bush and Cheney a second stolen term. Only one Senator named Barbara Boxer of California voted against the policy. Years ago, Obama's chief foreign policy advisor was Zbigniew Brzezinski. Brzezinski was the man who crafted the Afghanistan war back in 1979. He agreed with a technocratic society where certain elitists would govern the huge functions of a complex world society. Brzezinski’s 1997 book “The Grand Chessboard” helped lay the foundation for the current imperial atrocities, predicting that "as America becomes an increasingly multicultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat." We know that the Africom military command is used as a cover as an excuse for Western corporate interests want to grab African oil and minerals (with competition against further Chinese influence in the African continent). Those of Africom wants a 15 fold expansion in drones and other intelligence gathering. Africom is a military group, so their goal is about trying to militarily control as much as Africa as possible. That is one of the goals of any military. European allies and African proxies are involved in this neo-imperialism as well. The nominated General David Rodriquez could rule AFRICOM. He told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he wants more drones, spy planes, and satellites, etc. in Africa. We know that the United States have or is planning on building drone bases in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Niger, Burkina Faso, and even in the Seychelles Islands. Many other Special Forces are in the heart of Africa from Kenya to South Sudan. You will notice that the left gatekeepers even (including some in the Black American misleadership class as opposed to real Black American revolutionaries that are really fighting for the truth) agree with this neoliberal agenda. The misleadership fundamentally doesn't give an inch of concern about Africa. They don't care about Africa, because if they did, they would advocate European imperialists to leave the African continent and advocate Africans to rule their own lands (with advanced technological developments without GMOs, without radical population, and without oppression from the World Bank or the IMF). In the final analysis, Africa is for the Africans and Africans ought to rule all of Africa. Both mainstream Republicans and mainstream Democrats advance similar policies from more Wall Street funding to more reactionary foreign policy agenda. Being a revolutionary means it is just being a decent human being. You can just be an activist, work with real human beings, and treating fellow human beings with dignity including respect.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Cold War is another controversial part of World War II. Instead of having Henry Wallace's vision of peaceful coexistence in the globe, the Cold War witnessed conflicts globally (and America and the Soviet Union were almost at a stage of nuclear exchange in many instances). The roots of the Cold War came from WWII. Democracy, capitalism, communism, socialism, and other ideologies existed all over human history. Yet, by WWII, humans had a capacity in the first time in human history to kill all human life with the advent of nuclear technology. The Cold War existed when the Portuguese, Dutch, British, and French colonial empire were starting to end. That was a good thing since colonial Empires in the globe are always immoral. To Franklin Delano Roosevelt's credit, he was a vigorous opponent of colonialism. He wanted nations to have independence and be free from colonial, nefarious oppression. FDR agreed with the Atlantic Charter that allowed nations to be free in formulating their own system of government excluding economic exploitation or inherit oppression. It is also important to note that in this time period, African Americans strongly advanced independence for former colonized human beings as well like Paul Robeson. Elliott Roosevelt or FDR's son said that FDR was fighting WWII to see former colonies to develop economically. Roosevelt wanted Vietnam to be independent from French colonialism as well before he died. Nationalists like Sukarno of Indonesia, India's Jawaharlal Nehru, Zhou Enlai of China wanted freedom. Sukarno said that he wanted equality and social justice in the realm of nationalism and internationalism. He said that Internationalism cannot grow without the soil of nationalism. Sukarno gave the Panca Sila or the Five Principles to the word. It included nationalism, internationalism, representative government, social justice, and a belief in God. The African/Asian Bandung Conference of 1955 wanted a neutral Non-Aligned Movement as a means for human beings to advance their own interests without being manipulated by mainstream Capitalists or mainstream Communists. When FDR died, Harry Truman took on a more reactionary approach to foreign policy affairs. Dean Acheson and Averell Harriman (a Bonesman) stirred President Harry Truman to advance recolonization and Cold War near hysteria. Humans are not cattle. Man is made in the image of God, so the nation state ought to reject feudalism and advance human liberty. The state should serve human beings and allow every male and female to contribute their talent to the civilization of the world as a whole. Mountbatten was a British military leader who led imperialism after WWII as well. The elite used unjust wars and placed the total blame on America as a means to try to slander Americans collectively (when the new world order system and its imperialist aims came from European elitists not all Europeans). Now, Truman allowed more agitation in the Cold War. Eisenhower became more reasonable in foreign policy though since he seen war up close and personal. He lived it. Winston Churchill made his Iron Curtain speech where he talked about Communism and the Soviet Union as an evil empire bent on world domination. Churchill and other extremists exploited the rise of Mao over China and other events in Greece (like the late 1940's Greek civil war) as an excuse to talk about the Red Scare (or the silly view that all Communists collectively wanted to dominate all aspects of the world society via in a totalitarian fashion). You can easily disagree with Communism and allow nations to accept or reject Communism as an economic system if they want to in a peaceful fashion.
Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech increased anti-Communist paranoia. This caused many sincere nationalists to be slandered as communists. In Thailand, the Free Thai's Pridi was replaced by Philbun, who agreed with allying with the Anglo-American Cold warriors. Stalin used a blockade of Berlin; he occupied Czechoslovakia, and had a more confrontational policy in Asia. These actions were a part of the Cold War history. Many Western imperialists and many communists acted against the nationalists. That is why some falsely subscribed to the notion that any nationalist action is equivalent to communism. Many in the West failed to assist nationalists and some leaders joined with the Soviets since the West refused to assist them (like Ho Chi Minh asking America for help in building Vietnam back in 1949. They refused, so Ho Chi Minh received assistance from the Soviet Union). Even the Cold Warrior John Foster Dulles (back in the 1950's) pressured the French to continue their colonialism against Vietnam until they were defeated in Dien Bein Phu (in 1954). John Foster Dulles was an enemy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Dulles refused to recognize the People's Republic of China. Regardless if you agree with all of China's policies or not, even Richard Nixon recognized China when he was President. When Eisenhower was discussing even détente with China, Dulles refused to accept that goal. Dulles didn't even like China being allowed to participate in the Korean armistice talks. He hated the Geneva talks of 1954 with Chinese involvement. Eisenhower continued with the talks anyway. Dulles refused to shake the hand of Zhou Enlai. He or Enlai wanted peaceful coexistence with China's neighbors and Western powers. Before the Geneva Convention on Vietnam, which was back in April of 1954, Zhou made bilateral agreements with India and Burma. This caused the Five Peaceful Coexistence. These principles talked about mutual respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, equality, and non-interference in internal affairs. The Spirit of Bandung is influenced by this initiative as advanced by Zhou, Nehru, and U Nu. Sukarno opened the Bandung Conference as being the: "...first international conference of colored peoples in the history of mankind..." The Bandung Conference led African and Asian to not worship NATO or the Cominform, but the can just be independent nations. Neither capitalism nor communism is God. Almighty God is God. The Conference wanted peaceful solutions to solve issues internationally. John Foster Dulles still rejected neutrality as obsolete, which was naïve on his part. The Non Aligned Movement was made up of African and Asian nations that wanted to be politically neutral during the Cold War. They didn't want to ally with the Anglo-American empire or the Soviet Union. This came as a fruit of the Bandung Conference indeed. The Cold War has interesting history indeed.
King David is one of the famous men of history. He was known as a warrior and writer of Psalms. He is held into great esteem by Jewish human beings and Gentile human beings. He ruled Eretz Yisrael for 40 years from ca. 1010-970 B.C. He was a great uniter of the tribes of Yisrael. He led Israeli forces to win battles and he ruled lands. His reign paved a way for his son named Solomon to build up the First Temple (where the Shekinah Glory of God was found). The Books of the Prophets and the Writings describe his life in great detail. David was the 8th and youngest son of Jesse. Jesse was from the kingly tribe of Judah. David was the direct descendant of Ruth the Moabite. David worked as a shepherd in Bethlehem. Sound familiar. The prophet Samuel allied him out of the field and anointed him without the knowledge of the then current King Saul. David returned to his sheep. King Saul wanted someone to play music for him, so the King's attendant summoned the skilled David to play for him. Saul respected David and kept him as a musician. David had courage when he used a stick and a few stones to confront the nine foot bronze Philistine giant Goliath of Gath. Many other skilled warriors had fear for 40 days. David had a single slingshot, invoked God's name, and killed the giant. Saul later took David as his commander of his troops and he had a close friendship with Jonathan or Saul's son. David won battles against the Philistines. Saul became jealous and tried to kill David by throwing a spear at him. Saul wanted to kill David on many occasions. David went into Moab to escape Saul. David gained the support of 600 men. In Ein Gedi, David confronted Saul instead of trying to kill him. Saul broke down and told David that he would one day be King and asked David to swear that he would destroy Saul’s descendants or wipe out Saul’s name. David swore to this, but it did not stop Saul from continuing to pursue him. Finally, David and his supporters joined the service of Achish, the Philistine king of Gath who entrusted David with control of the city of Ziklag. Under Achish’s employ, David raided the cities of nomads who harassed the Jews and gave the spoils as gifts to the leaders of Judah to win their support for him against Saul. King Saul and Jonathan died when they were fighting the Philistines in Mt. Gilboa. David would be King of all of Israel at the age of 30 years old. He ruled over Judah for 7 years and 6 months. He had numerous wives and he had many children. He built up Jerusalem and brought the Holy Ark into Jerusalem as well. The prophet Natan said David would not build the Temple since he had been a warrior and shed blood. Natan said that David's son would build the Temple, which was King David's desire. He defeated the Moabites, the Edomites, the Ammonites, and the Arameans. King David continued the growth of the Davidic Empire from the Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea. David allowed districts to pay taxes and the people made pilgrimages to Jerusalem each year on the holidays of Passover, Shavout, and Sukkot. King David was known for his errors. He slept with a married woman named Bathsheba (who David sent her husband Uriah the Hittite to his death in battle) after looking at her from his rooftop. When confronted by Natan the prophet, David admitted his sin. Bathsheba and David conceived a second son named Solomon. David's own son Absalom wanted to conquer his Kingdom. King David anointed Solomon as the future King of Israel to the opposition of David's oldest son named Adonijah. David delivered a last set of instructions to his son Solomon, telling him to follow the words of God and to repay in kind specific people that had either wronged David or helped him. David then died after 40 years as king, 33 of those in Jerusalem. He was buried in the City of David. Rabbis believe that David wrote the Book of Psalms. Two archaeological finds, the Tel Dan Stele and the Mesha Stele, have direct bearing on the question of the existence of a historical David. The first of these is an Aramean victory stele (inscribed stone) discovered in 1993 at Tel Dan and dated c.850–835 BCE: it contains the phrase ביתדוד (bytdwd), and the reading "House of David" for this "is now widely accepted." The Mesha Stele from Moab, dating from approximately the same period, may also contain the name David in line 12, where the interpretation is uncertain, and in line 31, where one destroyed letter must be supplied. King David was a poet. The Messiah is the son of David since the Messiah is from the Davidic dynasty. The Messiah Yeshua will build the real Third Temple. Even today, Jewish human beings and Christians pray for the coming of the Messiah.
Kwame Ture is heavily featured in the documentary called "Black Power Mixtape." I saw the whole video before. It was an excellent documentary that listed unseen footage from black human rights leaders from Dr. King to Angela Davis. It offered the years of the intermediate period of the civil rights movement. It was from 1967 to the 1970's. This was after the old successes of the civil rights movement, but before the modern era of 21st century Black society. Kwame Ture talked about liberation of colonized human beings from the oppressor. He talked about himself as being an African American and disagreeing vehemently with the Vietnam War. He spoke of these words in Stockholm, Sweden, which was where a lot of anti-war Americans came into. Also, Sweden is a place where there were a lot of progressive political policies existed at. This appealed to numerous social activists and revolutionaries. Kwame Ture respected Dr. King immensely. When Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is said, that he shed tears. He just believed that nonviolence was one tactic out of many wherefore oppressed human beings can have true liberty and social tranquility. Kwame wanted self defense as a means where black human beings can maintain their cultural humanity. Dr. King on the other hand believed that nonviolent resistance was the only satisfactory method in engineering profound social change in the Earth. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. articulately outlined his position. I respect his position as a man. The Vietnam War was immoral, because it or the Vietnamese people harbored no direct threat to American soil (it was a civil war, which was limited. The civil war can easily ended via a peaceful, political process) and it was based on the deception of the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Wars are readily enacted based upon lies and deception. The Vietnam War caused millions of Vietnamese people and over 50,000 American soldiers to be killed. Many of American GIs have suffered mental hurt and even substance abuse as a product of that immoral, illegal, and unjust war in Vietnam. There can be a peaceful, negotiated settlement that can end the conflict in the Vietnam peninsula. It could of happened in 1968, but Nixon's cronies prevented it via agitation. That was a disgrace indeed. If Humphrey was President, the war could of ended a lot sooner than it did. The documentary talked about negative impacts of drug addiction & crime in the black community. Drug addiction is a complicated subject matter. The reason is that some individuals are on drug addiction, because of hurt, pain, and negative socioeconomic factors. Some human beings suffer through humiliation and such a great amount of suffering, that they feel that using drugs recreationally is the only way to compensate for their issues. I disagree with that, because drug treatment (including compassion, and rebuilding communities) not drug addiction can alleviate that form of pain.
There is no such thing as a humanitarian war. It is an oxymoron. 100 billion dollars have been spent in the Afghan reconstruction by the USA and it has improved little for the Afghan people. The Afghanistan war occurred when I was a Freshman in college. I remember it like it was yesterday. 2 billion dollars a week have been spent for over 10 years to fight 55 Al-Qaeda operatives. Hamid Karzai does little to nothing when US/NATO kills even civilians in a regular basis. The Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama said that he wants to get the heart of Al-Qaeda when Al-Qaeda has a long, complex history. Even the U.S. tortured human beings in Afghanistan. After close to a dozen extended trips to Afghanistan, 3 time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Kathy Kelly, the co-coordinator for Voices for Creative Nonviolence spoke to the VOR’s John Robles about all of the above and more, painting a horrendously grim picture of the U.S. “success” in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is in trouble of suffering more. Kathy Kelly talks about the corruption as it pertains to the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan. She said that the 100 billion dollars supposed spent on Afghanistan's reconstruction (of its healthcare, education, infrastructure, etc.), but into other areas. There is billions spent in the war on terror every week, while starvation, disease, and unemployment are on the rise in Afghanistan. One out of eleven Afghan women dies in childbirth. One of five children doesn't live beyond their fifth birthday. 1 in 3 folks in mostly peaceful provinces like Bamyan lack electricity in the morning. 1 million children suffer from acute malnutrition in Afghanistan, especially in its southern region. There are 400 new refugees every day that are driven into Afghan cities via the war. These camps have poorly constructed tents during the harsh cold. This is not representative of a humanitarian war at all. The National Directorate of Security is a secret police agency or the NDS. We know that over half of the Afghan human beings in jail have been tortured. President Hamid Karzai knows about the civilian deaths in Afghanistan. There was an USA aerial attack that killed ten human beings (who were four little girls and a little boy and five women, and one man and they were all civilians). Karzai says that this act is unacceptable, but not much more. Kelly said that many Afghanis are held without charge for months and tortured by Afghan authorities. There are complaints about the Bagram prison having the US doing torture. If the USA experienced, we will fight invaders to the last person. The night raids in Afghanistan allowed dishes to be broke, furniture destroyed, and households are hog tied. This isn't me typing these words down. These words are not just said by Kelly. One staff sergeant doesn't care if these sick, demented actions would be recruiting grounds for more of the Taliban. Leon Panetta admitted in December of 2011 that only 55 major Al Qaeda operatives live in Afghanistan. This is wild. The truth is that Al-Qaeda has roots from Saudi Arabia, the ISI, and Western intelligence agencies. They are being used as well as the Taliban as a means to advance militarism in the region and throughout the Earth. A military action can never cause peace fundamentally. Only peace can create peace. A peaceful, political settlement can solve the issues in Afghanistan.
Many thanks for the heads-up on the closure of the VA site Doug!
The January 16 2012 VA post (last date of site “crawled” by Archive.com – see: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.vaticanassassins.org/) states that Facebook & Twitter pages were being wound down (only about three or four years after I denounced the active endorsement of using Facebook (that it seems that all intell infiltrators/surveillance operatives were at one time instructed to encourage the use of. The “dollar short, day late” announcement of pulling away from these is IMHO a misguided too-late attempt at credibility damage-limitation:
I know that you have used FB, but at least you never actively encouraged its use & made up specious reasons to justify it.
As for the website being pulled:
Either the CIA or US Army Intelligence budgets are being slashed or perhaps the Vatican Assassins site had simply served its covert purpose for the time frame intended in acting as a self-discrediting diversion to attract those who correctly concluded that the Roman nexus via the Jesuits lay within the deepest, darkest “unholy of unholies” of the NWO beast system, but who had not yet developed the nouse to avoid the & ideological land-mines & pitfalls of consciousness laid by the official Jesuit-commissioned leading false opposition Eric Phelps.
Perhaps his championing of those covert Roman/Jesuit assets James VI/I & George Washington was finally being seen through as the sick ruse that it was/is by increasing numbers since my taking him to task on the these false opposition “red flags” after coming across the evidence showing their true agendas, via which process I uncovered even more substantiating incriminating evidences on these dissemblers a couple of years back?
It may sound far fetched, but it has even crossed my mind that Phelps may have been recalled to Rome to help in the training of a new final Pope to help play out of the Malachi “prophecy” bunkum. Stranger things have happened! :D
If it reappears in some other form then maybe there has simply been a falling out between Eric & his VA “webmaster” Jay Lutz. I guess we’ll have to wait & see.
Please keep me posted on any further developments. I’ve been laying low on the postings front due to working six days a week to sort out my finances in case the proverbial hits the fan later this year. Still take an avid interest in all of the BS “developments” that continue to stifle the spirit & consciousness of every sentient being that is adversely affected by these psychopaths/sociopaths & their despicable minions.
I do not believe Eric’s site has been taken down by authorities or that something strange is going on. I believe it is simply a new website going up. It is possible that Jay Lutz has been removed as it is unusual he would leave it this long to replace an old site. Either way expect a new board soon and Eric’s information back at some point hopefully. Regardless your stance on the Geneva Bible vs King James AV1611 Eric’s work is highly valuable and much-needed in the alternative media. I do not agree fully with everything from Eric but the majority of it I do and endorse. You all know by now that I have a few differences of opinion but I have no tunnel vision programming to release myself from unlike some.
-= The Unhived Mind
Friday, February 22, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Human rights violations are ever common in the world. Marela is an undocumented immigrant in her 40's. She stood outside the Elizabeth Detention Center in Elizabeth, NJ. on a chilly afternoon last week. She was there with protesters. They wanted to decry the nation's immigration policies and conditions inside of the center. She said that she was at the location protesting because of her friend Evelyn Obey. Obey is a 40 year old Guatemalan and the single mother of a 12 year old, and a 6 year old. She was picked up in an immigration raid as she and nine other undocumented workers walked out of an office building that they cleaned in Newark, NJ. Her two children instantly lost their only parent. She languished in detention. This is another example of children never seeing their mother again. Obey died in jail in 2010 from according to the sign Villar had hung on her neck of “pulmonary thromboembolism, chronic bronchiolitis and emphysema and remote cardiac Ischemic Damage.’ ” “She called me two days after she was seized,” Marela told me in Spanish. “She was hysterical. She was crying. She was worried about her children. We could not visit her because we do not have legal documents. We helped her get a lawyer. Then we heard she was sick. Then we heard she died. She was buried in an unmarked grave. We did not go to her burial. We were too scared of being seized and detained.” The rally had about 4 dozen human beings. Many who came to protest were from immigrant rights groups and local churches. This shows that some consciousness exists in a nation that must confront the totalitarian corporate forces arrayed against it. Many folks wore orange jumpsuits like those worn by inmates held signs reading: “I Want My Family Together,” “No Human Being is Illegal,” and “Education not Deportation.” “The people who run that prison make money off of human misery,” said Diana Mejia, 47, an immigrant from Colombia who now has legal status, gesturing toward the old warehouse that now serves as the detention facility. As she spoke, a Catholic Worker band called the Filthy Rotten System belted out a protest song. A low-flying passenger jet, its red, green and white underbelly lights blinking in the night sky, rumbled overhead. Clergy walking amid the crowd marked the foreheads of participants with ashes to commemorate Ash Wednesday. For the record, I don't agree with Catholicism or Ash Wednesday at all from a religious standpoint. Many community groups are working to advance immigrant rights. Most human beings in prison in America never committed a crime. 11 million undocumented immigrants face the possibility of imprisonment and deportation. There have been more deportations now than the previous administrations. Families have been seized, detained, and deported in the realm of over 400,000 human beings. Children have come home from school and they have lost their mothers or fathers. Some families have been made destitute. Many detention centers have made huge profits from this reality like the 320-bed Elizabeth Detention Center, which houses only men, is run by one of the largest operators and owners of for-profit prisons in the country, Corrections Corporation of America. CCA, traded on the New York Stock Exchange, has annual revenues in excess of $1.7 billion. An average of 81,384 inmates are in its facilities on any one day. This is a greater number, the American Civil Liberties Union points out in a 2011 report, “Banking on Bondage: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration,” than that held by the states of New York and New Jersey combined. Corporate interests view education, health care, and war as a business. We have a for profit prison system. Draconian drug laws, more harsh detention policies, and the blocking immigration reform have not worked to make a better society at all. The industry makes profits when more folks are in prisons. The ACLU said that the USA increased its prison population by about 700 percent from 1970 to 2005. The Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, the ACLU report notes, says that for-profit companies presently control about 18 percent of federal prisoners and 6.7 percent of all state prisoners. Private prisons account for nearly all of the new prisons built between 2000 and 2005. And nearly half of all immigrants detained by the federal government are shipped to for-profit prisons, according to Detention Watch Network. ICE has imprisoned about 400,000 undocumented human beings each year. The CCA has grown corporate profits. We need our common good. We need our rights and a voice. Certain corporations are unfortunately writing our laws and determining how our society is structured. It is just for us to defend the power of the poor, the sick, the weak, the vulnerable, the undocumented, the children, and the sick. When you have new kids in foster care, because families are being deported then we have a serious problem in American society.
We know that austerity can never work to liberate us from economic issues. We know that millions of Americans have seen their take home pay being shrunk by 2 percent. The Social Security payroll tax cut of 2009 was restored. This cost workers an average amount of $850 a year, a significant wage decrease for workers on the edge of financial ruin. The pay cut is including in a government austerity agenda. This agenda is found all over the world. Austerity wants to cut government spending for social benefits and raising taxes to guarantee loan payments to banks. European governments, reactionaries, and centrists politicians like the Obama administration love austerity. Yet, there is nothing wrong with raising taxes on the super-rich at all when they pay record low taxation today. There are debates on the payroll tax and proposed cuts in federal spending including cuts to Social Security benefits. The truth is that Social Security and other benefits are not responsible for the large deficit. Social Security has $2.6 trillion in its trust fund. This is enough to adequately fund it for at least the next 25 years (according to Jack Lew). Jack Lewis was the President Barack Obama's former budget director and the new nominee for the Secretary of Treasury. Social Security should never be included in any federal budget. The reason is that the trust fund has been accumulated form the entire lifetime contributions of millions of workers via its own payroll taxes. If someone wants to reduce the benefits of older workers in order to reduce the deficit, then that is robbery of the working class. Numerous capitalist governments globally have inadequate revenue to cover costs. Now, we have this issue in the U.S. because of the outrageous military spending or over a trillion dollars on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars alone, tax cuts for big business including the wealthy and gigantic bailouts for the banks. The poor and working class have been harmed by the economic crisis. Millions of jobs have been lost, which reduces our tax base. Some jobs have been created, but job growth has been sluggish. The ruling class wants to have government guarantee loan and interest payments to banks. So, we have austerity. An International Monetary Fund study of 17 countries that implemented austerity plans in the last 30 years showed that alleged debt-reduction plans, aimed at reducing debt and leading to prosperity, on the whole failed to do so. Moreover, says the IMF, “Income and employment don’t fully recover even five years after the austerity program is enacted.” (Washington Post, May 7). Since the IMF’s own study showed that its austerity policies reduce economic growth, why does it continue to dictate such measures to governments all around the globe, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and lately in southern Europe? The reason is that the IMF was instituted as a means to use debt issues as a means to further colonized the Third World human beings. Austerity policies will always please the big banks and corporations indeed. Imperialists and big capitalists want to see more profits; unions weakened, and lower labor costs. The IMF wanted to increase the power of the West over oppressed nations at the expense of labor. The austerity actions that have been occurring for 5 years in Greece has caused Greece to be in a deep economic depression. Greek workers have suffered. The Greek gross domestic product is only 70 percent of what it was before the European Union and IMF imposed austerity measures on Greece. GDP is the measure of the value of the total goods and services produced in a country. The 17 Eurozone nations that utilized severe austerity have experienced a double dip recession and have not really significantly decrease their debt. The latest official estimate of U.S. economic growth, released Jan. 30 by the Department of Commerce, has provided further proof that budgetary austerity depresses the economy. According to this report, “the just-completed fiscal cliff deal … is expected to trim anywhere from 1 to 1.7 percent from economic growth this year. With economic growth averaging 1.8 to 2.4 percent over the past three years, the impact of the just passed budget package… may bring economic growth to a standstill.” (Beforeitsnews.com, Feb 1, 2013). Laissez faire capitalism doesn't work. The world's working and poor people via higher taxes on the working class and draconian cuts in needed health and social services will not work.
The National Intelligence Council predicts a very transhuman future by 2030 for the world. This is described in their 140 page document. This work is similar to the National Science Foundation’s groundbreaking 2003 report, Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance — a relatively early attempt to understand and predict how advanced biotechnologies would impact on the human experience. The NIC’s new report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, follows in the same tradition — namely one that doesn’t ignore the potential for enhancement technologies. The recent report claims that prosthetics will be just as good as or better than organic limbs. The military wants to rely on exoskeletons as a means to help soldiers carry heavy loads. You can theoretically have psychostimulus to help soldiers have active activities for longer periods of time. The National Intelligence Council is a high level agency. It is heavily known for making National Intelligence Estimates. These estimates forecasts predicting future trends and issues of the next 15 years. These extensive reports are produced every election year and are directly delivered to the incoming President between Election Day and Inauguration Day. The newest NIC report was released on December 2012. It was entitled, "Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds." It discussed several issues like the decline of the role of America as a global policeman and the rise of non-state actors in the world politics. It mentioned the key issue of a fast paced race towards transhumanism. The aspect of human augmentation will be discussed more in the next 15 years as new technologies will allow numerous modifications. These modifications range from implants, prosthetics, powered exoskeletons, and other human augmentation enhancing innate human abilities. This plan can be used on soldiers, workers, and anyone that can afford them super human capabilities whether physical or mental. The mainstream media and the establishment advances transhumanism all of the time. Many have used transhumanism in an esoteric scene. For years, many occultists want to believe that transhumanism is some gateway into godhood or immortality. We know that one leading transhumanist philosopher Max More is a Luciferian. Max More believes in Lucifer and that the God of the Old Testament is the enemy, because he threw Lucifer out of Heaven (and he felt that Lucifer wanted to give man knowledge alone). Max believed in the false notion that Lucifer is a force for good. The richest and most powerful folks in the world will mostly have access to this high tech transhumanist technology. The National Intelligence Council said that following on this issue: "...The high cost of human augmentation means that it probably will be available in 15-20 years only to those who are able to pay. Such a situation may lead to a two-tiered society..." Some fear that some of the elite will try to make some superhumans as a product of accepting this transhumanist philosophy. This agenda is found in television, video games, etc. In the future, advances in neurosciences and future brain machine interfaces may come about more readily. There are advances even in flexible biocompatible electronics that will enable improved integration with cybernetic implants. We live in a time of class struggle. We are not just fighting against economic exploitation. We are fighting against ignorance, and despotism. Even one party that claims to be for the people is now part of the oppressor class since they break bread with the cartel capitalist co-conspirators. The state is being used as a means of the ruling class to maintain its monopoly of violence via the military, police, the national security state, etc. over human beings. Therefore, we must not advance aristocracy or oligarchy. We want have a genuine commonwealth where the common good of all human peoples is respected 100 percent.
The CISPA or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing the Protection Act is back. In 2011, they tried to enact the same policy. The bill wants to strife or destroys real personal freedom than online security. The government and corporate supporters can have unlimited power to access personal information online if the bill becomes law. This bill will ignore civil liberty protections. Security experts, academics, and other professionals have criticized CISPA as well. They called CISPA and John McCain’s SECURE IT Act measures that “allow entities who participate in relaying or receiving Internet traffic to freely monitor and redistribute those network communications” unjustifiably. The bill will increase private communications to be transferred to government agencies. There are huge vague language and lax transparency in the bill. Privacy is threatened. Innocuous online activities can be called cyber security threats. Even the cyber-attack agenda of the White House is continuing strong. President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address talked about a no holds barred cyber war and he on May of 2009, he discussed cyber security. He believes that cyber threats are one of the pressing national security including economic challenges in America. “America’s economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity,” he claimed. He ordered a top-to-bottom assessment. A Cyberspace Policy Review followed. He supports draconian cyber security bills. Passage threatens constitutional freedoms. His February 12th Executive Order called for "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cyber security." The order believes that since threats are growing in the world, national security challenges must be met. The executive order reads the following words as well: “It is the policy of the United States to enhance the security and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure and to maintain a cyber-environment that encourages efficiency, innovation, and economic prosperity while promoting safety, security, business confidentiality, privacy, and civil liberties...We can achieve these goals through a partnership with the owners and operators of critical infrastructure to improve cyber security information sharing and collaboratively develop and implement risk-based standards..." Now, lawmakers want to revisit CISPA. On February 14, Rep. Mike Rogers (R. MI) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D. MD) reintroduced it. Once in last April, it passed the House 248-168. Civil libertarian outrage gave Senators second thoughts. The bill died in committee. It is now back. The ACLU on February 13 said that CISPA fails to protect privacy. The critics of the bill believe that it will allow companies share sensitive and personal American internet data with the government including the National Security Agencies (and other military agencies). The Electronic Frontier Foundation or the EFF have criticized the CISPA. According to the EFF, "it offers broad immunities to companies (wishing) to share data with government agencies (including the private communications of users) in the name of cyber security.” Companies now share data with federal agencies including military intelligence ones like the NSA. It can allow the NSA to use information for non-cyber security reasons. In October of 2011, the President signed the secret directive of Presidential Policy Directive 20 that deals with cyberspace threats. There is broad immunity among certain entities involved in spying too. “CISPA is a dangerous bill,” said EFF. So is CISPA 2.0. It “equates cyber security with greater surveillance and information sharing.”
One of the most unreported stories in American society is the plight of black Americans. Everything in the Universe is not golden. It is disgrace that even in America; millions of human beings go hungry at all. The economic misery against Black America has been around for centuries, but it still persists in this era of terrorism. There has been little to no attention given to the high unemployment rate of African American in rural and urban communities in America. This circumstance has not radically improved since 2009. Even with a slow moving economic recovery, black participation in the labor market has been moving downward because of the negative effects of the recession. The White House has made proposals and formulate meetings about this issue for years, but no radical solution to address huge poverty that especially affects low income human beings in the USA as well. The underemployment rate is measured by the extent to which people who usually work full time can't find full time employment. These are made up of human beings who are unemployed completely and folks who work less than full time or less than 35 hours a week. This is due to human beings who have an inability to find more employment, because of economic circumstances. This underemployment rate doesn't include the millions of U.S. citizens who are institutionalized in prisons. Dr. Reginald Clark researched the unpublished reports of the underemployment rates of various ethnic groups from 2009 to the present. The rate of UNDER-employment for Hispanic Americans has DROPPED from 15% in 2009 to 12% at the end of 2012. This represents an improvement of about 20%. The rate of UNDER-employment for White Americans has DROPPED from 10% in 2009 to 8% at the end of 2012. This represents an improvement of about 20%. The rate of UNDER-employment for Asian Americans has DROPPED from 8% in 2009 to 6% at the end of 2012. This represents an improvement of about 25%. But the picture for Black Americans is in the opposite direction. The rate of UNDER-employment for Blacks has INCREASED from 16% in 2009 to 20% at the end of 2012. This represents a 25% WORSENING in the rate of Black underemployment during Obama’s first term in office from 2009 through 2012. This misery among many Black Americans is not just reflected in those statistics. At least 2 million Blacks are in prison and have trouble finding employment. Half the African Americans in prison only have nonviolent drug offenses. This corrupt tough on crime garbage has contributed to the harm of the black community. This nonsense has existed for decades. If these 2 million Black human beings were out of jail and cannot find full time work, then the Black underemployment rate would be 30 percent. The White House's job creation policies is not necessarily stimulating hiring in geographic areas where African Americans mostly reside (except in some areas). The African American unemployment rate is still at 14.3 percent. Since 2009, hundreds of thousands of jobs from Blacks have been lost, especially full time jobs. This deals with things from family wage, home ownership, education, benefits, consumer debt, etc. When you get down to it, Obama's economic policies are heavily neo-liberal and not revolutionary. That is why according to Think Progress: "...Corporations have been the overwhelming beneficiaries of Obama’s policies. Over 88% of all the dollars obtained between 2009 and 2011, 88% of national income growth, went to corporate profits, while just 1% went to wages.” So, the high unemployment rate in the Black Community is a result of the establishment or the powers that be ignoring the employment issues in the Black community as found in urban and rural areas. It is only in February of 2013 when President Barack Obama said overtly that he acknowledged the deleterious role of the federal government's job creation policies on the severe depression in the low income African American communities. He wants to partner with cities as a means to fight this issue. Yet, he made no specific demands, except sending kids to good schools (when many of these schools are expensive), get good jobs which don't exist, and buy nice homes when there is an economic inequality issue in the USA. I will admit that this issue existed long before President Barack Obama was in the White House, so I want to make that clear. The White House is not responsible for all facets of our economic situation. For centuries, the Maafa (created by white supremacists and not all white people) caused a path of oppression or the system of white supremacy that contributes to economic injustices then and now against my black people. The only real solution is a living wage, a radical redistribution of economic and political power, real universal health care, a strong national employment plan that can benefit all Americans.