1. A president who started two aggressive wars, who bears responsibility for the loss of thousands of American lives along with hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghan lives, leaves office as a free man without a felony record or any negative repercussions.
2. Meanwhile, the same populace that has intimate experience with lying politicians appears utterly smitten with a smooth-talking new president promising change and demanding sacrifice.
3. The Congress, which had an approval rate of 14% and which just passed a $700 billion bailout over the objections of a majority of Americans, had a re-election rate exceeding 95%.
4. Untold millions of Americans voice support of military troops as these very people are needlessly killed, injured, and separated from their families and productive work at home.
5. A general populace believed that buying unproductive assets, like housing, could make them wealthy, forever, without any coherent explanation why.
6. Researchers who pursue alternative explanations for AIDS and cancer get their funding cut and have the results of their research squelched, while others who try to improve life by providing healthful foods find themselves under attack.
Overt criminality by leaders and passive, unclear thinking by the proles have become the norm. The two go together, creating a symbiotic ecosystem of tyranny. Fraud, theft, and murder have become widespread, just as the scale of lies told and believed have reached new heights. Irresponsibility has become socialized while people in the honest pursuit of good get thwarted.
Those of us who want little more than peace and freedom don’t run the world. Pursuing freedom contradicts controlling others, so we can reason that people who pursue power have some motivations separate from our own.
I have not fully comprehended the implications of this until recently. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, I had assumed that the people who wield power feel similarly about moral issues as I do—I just couldn’t see why they commit and justify unethical behavior. I already knew that states operate according to a code that the rest of us don’t follow in our own lives. Nevertheless, I assumed that a man who acts without regard to moral laws must feel guilty about it. Then, one day, I stumbled onto this idea: Suppose he doesn’t. article
All hail the golden age! In the immortal words of poet/philosopher Justin Timberlake, “America is cool again”.
"Liberals" are ecstatic that "Sub-moronic Bush the Plunderer" is gone and Obama the charismatic magical "reset button" has brought his undeniable charm to the world stage.
Despite the fact that he got to power by pledging his fealty to the same dark operators every other world leader has throughout history, it is a relief to see the worst President ever leave after setting the lowest watermark for integrity in living memory. It is not a hard act to follow.
When dark schemer Karl Rove whole-heartedly approved of Obama's cabinet choices it was the finger snap that tore me out from under the infinitesimal fraction of "hope-nosis", that I have allowed to slip past my unfortunately still poorly guarded subconscious.
Many people of colour around the world and Black Americans particularly are celebrating the fact that the role of "The World's Most Powerful Puppet" is no longer the exclusive domain of white folks. I cannot really blame them, as the illusion of inclusion is one that all subjugated people, regardless of ethnicity, take cold comfort in.
I see it this way : A lumberjack walks into the woods carrying an axe. The trees look and full of hope and joy proclaim , “Hey look, the handle, he’s one of us!”
Now everybody can roll over and go back to sleep safe with the notion that "Hope" is not a hollow bit of sloganeering while ignoring the inconvenient fact that the vague concept of "Change" was not elucidated in the slightest bit. Do not let the fact that your house is still on fire interrupt your pristine slumber and those sugary sweet dreams.
America is still an empire with military bases, death squads, torture black sites located all over the globe, unconstitutional police state laws, unprecedented surveillance and a government-embedded foreign lobby that dictates its foreign policy.
Token gestures should not placate anybody with a functioning brain cell left in their skull.
I do not believe in "miracles" but if I happen to see something that resembles one my burning desire to behold “the man behind the curtain” and decipher what his true intentions really are will never be diminished. Neither should yours.
Harper, Ignatieff and the other apologists for ethnic cleansing should listen to these real Jews.
On the opposite side of the spectrum Zionists in New York dance and celebrate the Gaza massacre while high profile Democratic politicians repeat the "Israel does not target civilians" propaganda. Some of the Zionists declare Israel should "Wipe them all out" - an open call for genocide.
If you said such a monstrous thing in Canada, (and it was not, of course, referring to Muslims), you would be charged with sickeningly Orwellian "hate crimes". If you said it specifically referring to Zionist Jews, you would find out fast how equal all Canadians really are.
See Zionism for what it is - a monstrous all pervasive supremacist movement that has nothing to do with religion, yet it hides behind Judaism.
As unacceptable as it might sound their lobby groups in Canada control the media and government. Politicians fear their financial and media strength and would sell you or me down the river in a heartbeat at their behest.
Two examples of Canadians who dared upset Zionists both here and abroad are Leslie Hughes and Maj. Paeta Hess-von Kruedener, two people who dared utter truths displeasing to Zionists. Hess-von Kruedener reported Israeli war crimes against Lebanon from his UN bunker in 2006 that was then deliberately wiped out with repeated air strikes by the Zionist air force. Zionist puppet Stephen Harper then proceeded to blame Hess-von Kruedener for doing his job and standing in the way of the Zionist war machine. Although the UN outpost was clearly targeted for destruction by Zionist Israeli forces for daring to report their war criminal activities Harper did not lift a finger to defend the Canadian or demand any explanation from the Zionist war criminals.
Now Bernie Farber of the Zionist lobby group Canadian Jewish Congress, in seeking greater control over what Canadians can say or think, has levelled a ludicrous claim: " Jewish group claims pro-Gaza protests have violated Canadian laws" Be careful if indeed you intend to practice your now tenuous right to free speech in Canada. If the Zionist Lobby does not approve of what you say or do, you can bet that their government pets will sick the increasingly Stasi-like Canadian "law enforcement" alphabet agencies all over you.
One of the very few times a crude rocket has actually hit anything Israel's State Terrorism Tourists "Here we see Israelis in Sderot – the chief target of the homemade bombs which we are told are the cause of the current ravaging of Gaza. These Hamas "terror bombs" are so frighteningly powerful and destructive that no response against them can be "disproportionate," we are told by Israeli and American leaders; everything is justified in "retaliation," including the complete destruction of the social, civic and physical infrastructure of an entire human community, and the killing and terrorizing of innocent people.
It's those homemade bombs falling on Sderot, you see; they are such an overwhelming, ever-present, inescapable threat. So threatening, in fact, that some of the Israelis in this picture drove down to Sderot from Jerusalem to sit out in the open air – on a hilltop – in plain sight of the Gaza village from which many of the rockets have been launched, and calmly sip Pepsi as they watch the military action taking place not two miles away. Shouldn't "terror" be made of sterner stuff?" Chris Floyd article _______ In Gaza Remains of Mother and child under bombed out rubble of their home
The Truth About Those Hamas Rockets "Conscientious Israelis acknowledge that the Hamas rockets rationale is fraudulent. For instance, Jerusalem Post writer Larry Derfner has noted: “We don’t want to see how people in Gaza are living, we block it out of our minds — which, I suppose, is natural for a society at war, but which also keeps that war going longer than it might if we would recognize that Gaza is getting so much the worst of it.
“The [Palestinian] Kassam [rockets] have terrorized the 25,000 people in Sderot and its environs, but have caused very, very few deaths or serious wounds. By contrast, Israel has terrorized 1.5 million Gazans, locked them inside their awfully narrow borders, throttled their economy, and killed and seriously wounded thousands of them…"
Please, do read this important article The Butchering Of Gaza - Nazi Germany Revisited "When a people that have been dispossessed of their land, livelihoods and homes, occupied, periodically murdered and regularly starved take action to resist and defend themselves, they are guilty of nothing but standing up for their human rights and their rights under international law."
"The Hamas rulers of Gaza Strip on Tuesday lashed out at gunners who fire rockets at Israel from the Palestinian territory in violation of a seven-week-old calm, calling them Israeli collaborators. "About the rocket-firing, I think those who are responsible are those who collaborate with Israel because there is a consensus by all Palestinian groups to respect the truce," said Dr. Mahmud Zahar, a senior leader of the Hamas movement.
On Monday, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in an empty field outside the southern Israeli city of Sderot, causing no casualty or damage. According to AFP, Zahar told a Gaza radio station that the party which fired the rocket was "linked to Israel as they provide a pretext to exercise pressure on the Palestinian people."
After the latest incident, Israel on Tuesday closed the Nahal Oz crossing to Gaza Strip that is used to ferry in fuel and the Sufa passage for food deliveries to the impoverished and blockaded territory.
On his part, MP Jamal Al-Khudari, the head of the popular committee against the siege, strongly denounced Tuesday the Israeli decision to close the crossings, noting that the Gaza commercial crossings are already paralyzed despite the calm.
That agents of the state of Israel are behind much if not all of the "Hamas rockets" is a reasonable conclusion and backed up by the Israeli governments long term penchant for fabricating Muslim terrorism."
_______ The Zionist War Crimes are numerous and unending:
Peace does not serve Zionism Israel does not want peace - they never have. The actions of genocide in Palestine are designed to radicalize the Palestinians and create more futile attempts to avenge the Zionist inhumanity. The Zionists then turn to their American enablers and demand more billions in cash and weapons citing the "waves of "terrorist" attacks" as justification for the ghettoizing, terrorizing and ethnic cleansing of Gaza and the rest of what remains of Palestine.
While the idea of non-violent protest is idealistic and preferable, in order for it to work the nation being protested against must have a conscience to appeal to. Israel has no conscience. Zionists are pathologically self-pitying even when the death tolls are so grossly disproportionate. Zionists value their projected image of themselves as the world's greatest victims - forever. Let's be honest, Zionism needs an enemy in order to thrive. If Hamas did not fire rockets Israelis or their purchased proxies would keep these pathetic little rockets flying "By way of Deception". Chances are this is already happening as nobody can pinpoint exactly who is doing the firing, despite the fact that Israel has the Gaza Strip under full satellite and drone surveillance.
Blue Star Rampage: Israel's dress rehearsal for Lebanon "According to the Jerusalem Post: "On Monday, Lebanese president Michel Suleiman suggested Israel was responsible for eight rockets that were found in southern Lebanon, saying that he fears "it is an Israeli attack to implicate Lebanon," according to the NOW Lebanon news site." The eight rockets were on timers and aimed at Israel from Lebanese territory. Was Israel planning to start a war and make it look Hezbollah was to blame? The former President of Lebanon thinks so." _______
When a boot is on your neck and the world's faux "democracies", (Like Steve Harper's Canada) are screaming at you to "disarm" and except the boot with gratitude - insanity breeds insanity. I won't even bother to quote the Zionist propaganda shit dribbling from the mouths of Harper's weasel puppet government. Suffice it to say that Canada is an embarrassing disgrace on the world stage. The Liberal Party's newly crowned right-wing hack Mikey Ignatief has joined the Harper Neocons in regurgitating Israeli Offence Forces press releases and calling them his party policy. Does he actually think his puppy dog compliance with Zionist Newspeak is going to get him a cut of the abundant Zionist campaign donations or favourable coverage in the Zionist-controlled media? Doesn't he know that Neocon Harper is the Zionist bellwether on the Canadian political stage? At the very least it is good to see that the "Liberal" party is no longer pretending to be a progressive entity.
How You can Help Gaza In the face of the Canadian government's (and the servile "official opposition") complicity with Zionist ethnic cleansing here are some suggestions of small actions you might take.