Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thoughts for a Saturday Morning art: BySilent

Some Thoughts On the Fascist USA
Fascism will come at the hands of perfectly authentic Americans who have been working to commit this country to the rule of the bureaucratic state; interfering in the affairs of the states and cities; taking part in the management of industry and finance and agriculture; assuming the role of great national banker and investor, borrowing billions every year and spending them on all sorts of projects through which such a government can paralyze opposition and command public support; marshaling great armies and navies at crushing costs to support the industry of war and preparation for war which will become our nation’s greatest industry; and adding to all this the most romantic adventures in global planning, regeneration, and domination, all to be done under the authority of a powerfully centralized government in which the executive will hold in effect all the powers, with Congress reduced to the role of a debating society.

— John T. Flynn, As We Go Marching [1944]

Closet Conservatives, Come on Out

by Scott Creighton

For those of you out there who are actively trying to squelch any critique of our new president elects’ campaign promise reversals, do us all a favor and quit lying to yourselves, and us, in the process. You know I might not agree with the policies of the right-wing fundamentalists out there, but I have recently come to understand that I at least have more respect for them than I do for you pseudo-liberals. They, at least, have the balls to call themselves what they are; conservatives. You should do the same.

Yeah, I know who you are. You are the democrats who supported this illegal occupation in 2002 and 2003. According to the polls back then, there were LOTS of them. You supported it like Keith Olbermann supported it. You supported it like Clinton, and Biden supported it. You supported it, before it became popular to NOT support it.

Paulson shoots another arrow into the heart of the Economy

By Andy Hughes
With over $3 trillion of taxpayer money injected in to Banks, insurance companies, commercial paper, Fannie and Freddie what has come back to benefit the dying economy ? A reduction in lending, increased interest rates on credit card payments and further losses for these same institutions. No big surprise as the real economy has never stopped it's nosedive. Does the Treasury really not realise that there is no point in investing in companies that have no chance of redemption ? By handing over Americans' hard earned tax dollars and indebting future generations, the Treasury has been engaging in the biggest transfer of wealth in Human history. The U.S. is now the biggest debtor on the planet and the rest of the world has noticed. China, Japan and the Oil kingdoms that buy U.S. debt are losing faith and it's only a matter of time until they turn off the tap.
more - The Peoples Voice

New York Times bares Obama's campaign lies on Iraq war

In an article buried on page 35 of its main news section, the New York Times Thursday provided a candid analysis of the glaring contradiction between the antiwar sentiments to which Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama appealed in the run-up to the November election and the actual policies that President-elect Obama is preparing to implement come January.

The article, written by Times Pentagon correspondent Thom Shanker, is entitled "Campaign promises on ending the war in Iraq now muted by reality." This headline belies the real situation, as the "reality" of the Iraq war has not changed in any fundamental way in the month since the American people went to the polls.

Even before Obama takes office, the transition process has made it clear that the struggle against war can only be waged as a struggle against the Democratic Party and the Obama administration, by building an independent political party of the working class, directed at the capitalist profit system, the source of militarism.

Bill Van Auken - more at

Sell Out or Die

By: Peter Chamberlin

The war on terror is a psyop. Beginning with Muslim men, everyone will be forced into selling-out to the Americans or facing American bombs. The United States confronts the world with a large gun in one hand and large sacks of money in the other hand. Every man of fighting age will have to choose between wealth and resistance. Will he choose to provide his family with a life of luxury, or with a lifetime of strife? Will you take America’s side in its war against Islam for enormous wealth, or will you fight for God, family and country to your last breath?

This is a new concept in warfare, overcoming resistance with bags of money, before the actual battle begins. (This is typical thinking for a nation which thinks that the Federal Reserve printing presses are the answer to all its problems.) In the perfectly planned war we will always fight poor countries, where every man is desperate for money to feed his family. In such a battle zone, dollars are the perfect defense. For an imperialist country such as ours, it is quicker and simpler to purchase your enemies with the greenbacks flying off our printing presses, than it is to invest in the military industrial complex which produces the weapons and the soldiers needed to kill them. The increasing tempo of the war demands a quicker, more economical process for eliminating “the enemy.” The next generation of weapons can wait until we eliminate all Muslim resisters to world domination. more

Pentagon preparing for Afghan surge US military has started building new facilities in Afghanistan for 20,000 extra troops that will pour into the country early next year.

"There's a very huge building campaign that has already begun. We're pushing dirt as we speak for the arrival of these forces," Maj. Gen. Michael Tucker, deputy commander for operations for US forces in Afghanistan said on Friday.

Tucker told the reporters that the plan was to house the 20,000 extra troops, who would be joining the 32,000 American forces already there. more Press TV

Israel Stops the Money Flow in Gaza - To Make the Siege Complete
Hiyam Noir, PalestineFreeVoice

For almost two weeks now the Israels have continued to stop transactions of funds (Israeli shekel and us dollar) to the banks in Gaza.With the disruption of the money flow in Gaza the Israelis are coordinating at the same instant as their other criminality's,the blockade of food transports, medicine and fuel, to complete the devastation against 1.5 million Palestinian citizens suffering in the largest concentration camp in the world, the besieged Gaza Strip.
more - uruk

Here's Yer Red Pill

“That which we create to serve us, eventually RULES us.”

How things have changed since the days of slavery! Or . . . have they?

Is statism a form of slavery? And is statism really dead? Over time humanity has witnessed slavery, servitude, serfdom, and what we have now: A kind of “free range serftom, ” a livestock management approach that the statists discovered was not more moral but more economical than hardcore slavery. How do the slaveowners keep you “on the farm?”

more - Hedonistic Pleasureseeker

The dog realized, it ain't about the hide

As it stands right now the global village's "big men" have the dog down and are beating the hell out of it. And they are promising that "When we stop the beating things will be much better." (No shit there Melvin, how can they not be?). "Meanwhile," they caution, "just take the beating and don't ask questions."

Still, that doesn't keep some of us older dogs from howling like hell, in hopes of at least annoying the feasting bankers and CEOs.

more - Joe Bageant

The CIA Plan for Pakistan

The Lahore Museum was built in 1894. Rudyard Kipling's father was one of the famous curators of the museum.

Allegedly, the CIA is preparing the world for a possible US attack on Pakistan by, allegedly, carrying out the following actions:

1. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto in December 2007

2. The toppling of Musharraf in August 2008

3. The attack against the Islamabad Marriott in September 2008

And various other Gladio-style terror attacks within Pakistan

4. The Mumbai Attacks of November 2008
More - aangirfan

Stuck Inside of the Council of Foreign Relations With the Dual-Loyalty Blues Again

Dear reader: This link will take you to a page at the Council on Foreign Relations. I believe it is the Council on Foreign Relations of the United States of America. But I might be wrong. On the lower right, you will find a box devoted to "Israel's Enemies." About the Council on Foreign Relations: Membership is restricted to U.S. citizens, or permanent residents who have formally applied for citizenship. Would they ever create a box outlining "Japan's Enemies." Or "India's Adversaries"? "Finland's Foes"? "Banes of Britain?" I think not.
Philip Weiss

Is Saint Bibi the One we have been waiting for?

Oy vay, our Likudnik Bibi Netanyahu never misses a beat.

As America pulled off the most vunderlekh marketing campaign in history with the launch of Obambi'le in the role of Jesus Christ Superstar, and managed to rebrand itself as well as "wipe the slate clean", our koisher politicians in Israel have been watching and learning.

"No shmate," Bibi'le thought to himself, "if good public relations can make a presidential saint out of an ordinary shabbat goy with a dodgy background, maybe I can come out of the election looking like the Messiah! Wiping the slate clean would be so nice..."

Our Bibi, who recently called for the islamofascist president of Iran to be tried for genocide at The Hague, saying: "We must cry Gevalt before the entire world," is most well known for stating in 2001 that the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks were "very good":

more - Auntie Ziona

Alex Widmer obituary: the Masada lives on!

Auntie joins together with everybody important in the whole world to say Kaddish for Alex Widmer, the knocker at that Beautiful Swiss Chalet otherwise known as the Julius Baer private bank. Like the Masada before him, he went bravely to his end.

Nisht do gedachet, maybe Widmer was overreacting a bissel to the Wikileaks expose and the coming disclosure of the tax evasion plan at the Cayman Islands which is likely to drag a few more million down the debt hole, but what's a few more million?

Remember, his bank was the one that took care of the assets of our six million brothers and sisters who died in the Shoah, and I bet they didn't make a penny on it!

They aren't any schlockmeisters, and he was young, oi so young was our Alex'le.

Aunti Ziona

Good God! At least on the Titanic the music played until the ship sunk. We don't even get that luxury.

"Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew,
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four-
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more."
- Rudyard Kipling
more - The Psychedelic Tourist

The Feast of the Vampires

Always remember: in our corporatist-authoritarian system, the ruling class always wins. You, the "ordinary" American who works and pays taxes that maintain the ruling class in its immense wealth and power and expand that wealth and power still more, always lose.

Will it work? Don't be idiotic: of course it will work. There's a lot more blood remaining in your carcass. And the vampires are exceedingly hungry.

The feast of the vampires has barely begun.
more - Arthur Silber

They Live, They Control and They Feed
You know its coming. You see it. You hear about it every day. It is only a matter of when. All those constitutional guarantees getting hammered and this Homeland Security thing now run by some of the major players in the attack that birthed it. The soldiers being deployed… the fears and threats… the whispers. The spying and the torture along with the airport dehumanization’s, while the jobs and incomes disappear under the umbrella of a manufactured, financial meltdown. The retail industry can’t survive what’s coming.
more - Les Visible

Media spins Obama citizenship controversy

I honestly do not care about Obama's citizenship based on the concept of constitutionality. The U.S. Constitution was thrown out the window a very long time ago. The unconstitutionality that happens in this country on a daily basis dwarfs the unconstitutionality of a New World Order puppet like Obama being born in a foreign country and serving as president. The fact is Obama is 100% owned by the establishment like every other president has been. Most of you reading this will already be aware of this. We know that the CFR-controlled media will not touch upon anything that genuinely hurts Obama, and if they do it will be spun so that nobody really knows the truth. (That's because the media serves to confuse and mislead.)
more - Matthew Jarvie

Ubiquitous Willful Ignorance and Domestic Love of Fascism
No more posts here. Watch television, consume aspartame, worship cutthroats, wallow in narcissistic apathy, listen to belly-button pop music, become obese and revel in fascist lies instead - it's the American way.

- AC

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