Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bait and Switch to Fascism

Just in case anybody's not clear yet, I'll spell it out in simple terms. There is a deeply ingrained culture of corruption, lawlessness, isolation, injustice, double standards and crime where our government is supposed to be.

Bushco wants a 700 BILLION dollar free gift to the rich, from us to the best off people in the world. It's a surreal situation on more counts than there's room to list. Why on earth is this even up for debate in Congress?

Who's up there banging their fists for the people, demanding the arrests of Wall Street shysters and shutting down the criminal rackets and busting the complicit government enablers? Nobody. Nobody's even asking questions of how the financial meltdown came about. Beyond seeming a bit irritated at the demand for a free trillion, nobody in Congress is talking about the raging rip off of the country, pulled off by the very same people now wanting to fleece us for more: bushco.

They've broken all the banks, and they've broken all the rules. With no one there to stop them, they've helped themselves, blowing our wealth, jobs and health, our prosperity, credibility, reputation, prestige, and future. This administration has systematically torn this country into pieces and destroyed every good thing we had.

They've strategically turned our rights into criminal acts and have replaced the constitution with a global business plan. They won't take no for an answer. They've staged a very hostile takeover of America. We have a new board of directors now, whoever or whatever they may be. With their own operatives inserted into our government, long standing regulations that have always prevented exactly this situation were swept aside and they went directly to town. They've glutted themselves by gutting the country and they're still coming back for more. Trillions more that don't even exist.

There is no "more", it's all gone, they've taken it, but they're standing there with their hands out, with another first rate pile of bull shit, another slick con job, and another totally rigged catastrophe. But this big fat lie will be their crown jewel, the greatest conquest of this whole stinking crime spree.

No I won't legitimize what I've witnessed with reductionist words like mistakes, miscalculations, errors in judgment, and greed. This goes way beyond that. There's no reasonable excuse for the leading financial experts in the country to all have simultaneously turned into stupid, inept losers. As if.

Let's refresh our memories as to what's been going on in this country. First, the globalist assholes decided to Free Trade the planet. Free Trade is the euphemism for financial enslavement of everybody, everywhere, with themselves at the helm, controlling all business everywhere, with them raking it all in. One great big monopoly on all production, sales and profits. Nafta, Cafta, the WTO have been rampaging across the country and all over the world preventing people from being able to grow their own food, run their own economy, have their own means to prosperity and even to simply sustain their own lives. Free Trade means ending all that and handing it all over to the globalist assholes to control and rule over as if they were the kings of the world.

Here at home they killed the farmers, turned our food into toxic waste, and shipped our jobs out of the country where they could pocket more profits by paying slave wages, and by having no environmental, health or safety regulations. These are not decent human beings. They're scum who don't care one iota about you or me or anyone else in this world. As tens of millions of good paying jobs were ripped out from under American families, nothing came back around to replace them. Guess what? People couldn't make it anymore. That's what happens when there are no jobs available, you don't have any money to pay for your survival.

The criminal bankers used overt fraud to give credit to people who they knew could not afford to pay it back. They offered sweet terms upfront, glossed over the fine print which said that in a couple years time, those sweet terms would turn into a choking nightmare. Monthly mortgage payments skyrocketed through the roof, home values tumbled, and people had no choice but to leave their house keys on the living room floor and walk away. This is exactly what they knew would happen. What the hell else could happen? This is no mortgage default crisis. This is no fault of any American family. This is a nasty scam and now these assholes are pulling the old "blame the victim" routine. They are proclaiming their innocence and good intent saying they've screwed us to death so far, but now they're going to help. For a small 700 BILLION dollar fee.

We are in the midst of a massive, national economic crime wave induced crisis. The investment sector stands by nervously with its pants around its ankles, caught in the act of screwing investors blind. Goliath banks and investment houses are going belly up exposing the greased up orgy of criminal greed they've been rolling around in for the last few years. Our multimillionaire Congress has aided and abetted and profited every step of the way. All of these fat cats are criminals and they know they're criminals. They know they've pulled off the biggest crime that's ever been committed in broad daylight. They've not only robbed us blind and penniless, they say there's a ticking time bomb somewhere, claiming we must give them hundreds of billions more dollars and sign over the rights we have to defend ourselves from them, or the bomb will go off.

This is an act of aggressive economic and psychological warfare. It was required to make the public believe a data set that they contrived for us to believe. A grand production to keep us looking elsewhere while they completed their back stabbing dirty work, breaking the back of this country, stripping us of freedom, democracy, prosperity and independence. Now they're going for the gold. Total control. Legalized fascism.

Trust us, they say.

Every time they've said, "Trust us", they've screwed us.

Now we're being told to trust them again. Is everyone in Congress asleep? Are they ALL stupid or criminals? What these people have done is such that all those responsible deserve to be taken out back and shot, which is exactly what would have happened at any other time in our history. But these people are telling us they deserve to be rewarded for destroying our economy and our country and getting personally, filthy rich.

So the cure for a poisoning is more poison?

This is a 700 billion dollar bait and switch. What is the reasoning here when the reality is that we are already DOA, but just on life support? What are we supposed to be getting for this unbelievable amount of money that we can't even hope to raise? We aren't producing wealth anymore. Where is it supposed to come from? No one is saying a word about what is supposed to be the result of this unprecedented usurpation of our personal wealth. No one is saying how the money will be used and what results they are guaranteeing to justify this grand theft. No one is explaining exactly what needs to be done and how it will be accomplished so at the very least we could see that there is a plan and that it will be carried out by qualified people fully empowered to see that it is carried out. There is no such rational talk going on. There is a reason for that.

The reason is that there is no recovery plan and there is no reason, there is no justification. These rich people don't need this money and it will not save us. This last final step is another massive crime. They've diverted our attention from their true intent in order to prevent our comprehending the real nature of what's at stake here. This is no bail out.

Read this from the Paulson Plan:
"Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency."

What? No checks and balances? No oversight? A "secret" economic recovery plan?? That doesn't even make sense, it's idiotic. It's already an announcement that we're going to get screwed again. And by the way, why should the American people have to pay out for the sins of the banking elite? Who gave congress authority to transfer their debt onto our shoulders for decades to come?

What will be accomplished, should Congress sign over economic control of America to this financial Mafia, is that the organized crime that has murdered this nation will be vetted and legalized and made into the new, official law of the land. Forever.

This so called bail out, a strategic term of deceit specifically created and repeated and used throughout the entire media is there to mislead us from what's really happening, as usual. It's a bait and switch to fascism. This is nothing less than the brazen attempt to retroactively legitimize the most heinous acts of criminal and willful destruction of the peoples prosperity on record. And not only to legitimize it but to institutionalize it, to make it the law. These people are going for nothing less than the legal right to be criminals, to be as depraved and insane as they please, in secret, no accountability, with no powers of the people to scrutinize them or take legal action against them, or to even review whatever actions and schemes they decide to undertake, so that they may rule in legal airtight solidarity over this nation and all of it's wealth, resources, and lost potential.

Congratulations, you've just been mugged and left for dead. If you call the police, you may be arrested and convicted for not loving the idea of being ripped off and rolled. You're legally required to like it. And if you don't you just may be a terrorist. You almost have to admire them for the sheer evil genius of this plan and the unprecedented size of the rocks on these guys. I don't admire anything about them. But hold your breath because as much as we were all going crazy waiting for the bush regime's clock to run out, if Congress signs it all away, it won't matter who's in office. The essence of bushco will never leave. The stench and dead bodies will be here forever and though it's hard to imagine, it will only get worse.

Before any of our dearly elected put pen and ink to paper and sign it all away, this might be a very good time to make some phone calls to DC and express yourself. No matter what happens, I'd rather have legally recognized rights and at least the semblance of freedom. If they sign that over, it won't be coming back.

Friday, September 12, 2008


People often come up to me and ask me, "Does it matter what anyone is wearing when they're beating you with a club, kicking you repeatedly in the stomach, spraying you with military chemicals that burn your eyes and skin, while grinding your face into the pavement with their big black boots and making you bleed? I mean, do the clothes they have on have any bearing on whether these things are criminal acts or not?"

Okay, people don't really come up to me and ask that. I just made it up to facilitate writing this post. But it's still a dang good question and the answer is NO. Of course not. It makes no difference what anybody has on if they're perpetrating acts of violence against another person who's not doing anything wrong and is not being violent themselves because they're fricking unarmed and peaceful and walking down city streets they damned well paid for. Any persons perpetrating such despicable acts of violence against others are criminals regardless of what they're wearing. Period. This applies to ballerinas, cowboys, psychiatrists, walrus trainers, dog catchers, butchers, bakers and candlestick makers, AND robocops. It applies to every citizen of this country equally, across the board.

Apparently the police never got the memo.

Did we run out of postage or something? Because this really pisses me off. Why don't we NOT build the next useless airplane or tank and buy some fricking postage stamps instead and get the "police" updated on the current and eternal state of reality in this country? They don't get to act like thugs and criminals, they're supposed to protect the rest of us from exactly that behavior.

How do signals get this crossed?

They don't. This is all by design. Unfortunately it's not by the will of the people and that would make it problematic. At least it would if this were a FREE country. Shall we ask Congress if they forgot to send out another memo letting everyone know they changed that too? Because it's kind of important. It's not the sort of thing that should go by WITHOUT OUR CONSENT.

It's time to clarify a few things and it looks like we have to start at the very beginning. For those of you who already know this, bear with me. But for the sake of SOME PEOPLE who obviously don't know these things, it is necessary to go over it all again. From scratch. We need to focus on a concept we do not pay enough attention to any more. It is the concept of Mine vs. Yours.

This could possibly be a news flash to SOME PEOPLE out there so grip for it. Here it is: There's a big difference between what's mine and what's yours.

I know what you're thinking, you're thinking, "Duh Ang, everyone knows that". To which I must reply, I don't think so. It is hard to believe that there's any fuzzy area here but dag nabit, there must be for a bunch of people because they don't seem to have any comprehension of this immovable truth and reality.

There are SOME PEOPLE (like our "elected representatives" in CONGRESS for instance) running around in this country who are acting like no such concept exists and that anybody who thinks otherwise is a terrorist. These PEOPLE think everything in the whole wide world is up to them to decide, no matter who gets hurt, as long as it isn't them.

They are so grossly misinformed or brain damaged that I feel it necessary to be sure I've done whatever little I can to help them get at least this one teeny thing straight. Because frankly, everything else there is flows from right here and if we don't have this one little thing right then everything else has to go wrong. There's no other way it can go.

I don't know what anyone else has heard, what anyone's been taught or what others may believe but I'm positive that I'm right about this. It's just not debatable. If it doesn't jive with anybody else's current version of reality they are cordially invited to update their database because this is the bottom line. I'll even go slow and use small words because I don't want anyone coming back and saying this was just too complicated so they gave up.

The basics first.

The most basic thing in the world is to begin with refreshing our memories with the fact that every single person on this earth is born as the sole owner of their own body. Period. There are no other possibilities. We own our own bodies, our own persons, our own minds, and everything else that comes with it. Regardless of gender or any other variables such as race, color, social status, intelligence, poverty, wealth, religious affiliation or lack thereof, job or lack thereof, disability, health condition, age, or POLITICAL VIEWS, every person who is born on this earth is the sole owner of their physical body, all of its functions, and every associated right. Every person can say, "This is MINE" about their own body and no one could dispute or deny that. It's a fact. It's reality. Period.

Having sole say and rights over one's own body is only the beginning but just for the record let's get it out there once and for all and state specifically what that includes. To put it into commercial terms for the financially addicted who can only think in terms of profits, this is an inventory of what's all in the box. And no, there is no mark up, these things cannot be purchased separately, they are never for sale, and they always come together as a single item. They cannot be outsourced, backordered, duplicated or switched out with cheap, lead encrusted, imported replacement parts. They also cannot be enslaved, tortured, extraordinarily renditioned, brutalized by ravening police, have their money stolen from them at gunpoint, or otherwise be sold down the river by so called representative law makers as all of these things would be illegal; crimes demanding serious punishment.

Let us begin.

Every person comes into this world as a single, individual, sovereign human being. Standard equipment includes two arms, two legs, five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot; a head with two eyes, two ears, one nose and one mouth; genitalia, a butt, and all are attached to a body. All of these things supply us with the basic things we need to function as a human being in this world. Total value: Priceless.

That physical inventory is not without variation however, so regardless of whatever configuration of human being is born into this world, the bottom line and end of discussion is that they're here. Once they're here they're a person. A unique, individual entity. Again, Total Value: Priceless.

There is much more included than meets the eye though and that happens to be the crucial stuff that surprisingly high numbers of SOME PEOPLE don't seem to know about. Let's focus on that now and get it on the record too.

Everything that comes with me into this world is mine. It belongs to me. It cannot belong to anyone else but me, ever, it is mine. My whole body, inside and out, belongs to me and only to me. No one has a right to touch it, to take it, to harm it, to kill it, to dick with it, or to interfere with any part of it and anyone attempting to do any of those things is what we call a criminal. The very basis of the concept of crime is breaking the sanctity of another person's right to life, self and property. If someone comes along and tears your arm off or snags your purse or wallet it is accepted around the world as a straight up criminal act. It is not acceptable behavior for anyone to take what belongs to somebody else, and that absolutely begins with and is based on the fact that you own what's yours and nobody else has any right to it. This is where "mine" begins.

To recap the most critical bullet points:
  • Mine is not yours. It is mine.
  • Anything and everything that is mine, is mine. It is NOT YOURS.
  • The fact that what's mine is not yours = FREEDOM. Total Value: Priceless.
It has long been obvious to me that because I came fully equipped with my own brain, my own eyes, my own ears, and hands and legs and life energy, and because it is all enclosed in a single, independently functioning, self-contained, self-renewing, self-healing, self-regulating unit, that it's that way for a reason. The reason is obvious. I am created and designed to function as an independent person and this all applies to every single person in this world.

I have the right and am supposed to use my own brain to do my own thinking. I have the right and am supposed to use my own eyes to see things for myself, my ears to hear for myself, my mouth to speak for myself, my hands to do for myself, and my feet to take me where I want to go.

It is my right, not anyone else's right to dictate my thinking, my perspectives, my activities, my words or anything else about my person. It's not anyone else's right because it's not within anyone else's power it is within my power alone, I control all of that and more. My physical existence is proof of that. It is all MINE.

To put it another way, I don't need anyone else to do my thinking for me, or to do my seeing for me, or to hear for me, and I don't need anyone's permission to do those things. EVER. I do not ask others for permission to use my own mind, my own eyes, or my own mouth. I don't require permission for my heart to beat or my blood to flow or my lungs to breathe. It's my call, my right, MINE.

"Mine" is specifically about not needing permission. When it's mine it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, it's not up to anyone else. It's up to me. It's mine. I don't have to do it the way anyone else says I do, if I don't want to, because it's mine. It is not theirs. If they don't like my opinion or how I do things that's too bad, because it's mine. Funny how so many people don't get that.

I'm not done yet. Listen up.

Once we're out of diapers and don't need the constant protection and guidance of adults to steer us away from harm, no one else is required at all in order for us to function in any way. I am fully equipped and fully capable of getting myself fed and dressed, of cleaning up after myself, of thinking, seeing, feeling, and doing by myself. I am perfectly capable of deciding what I like and don't like, what I want and don't want, what I need and don't need. I can read anything I want to read, talk about anything I want to talk about, and affiliate with whoever I choose. I can be involved in any kind of private or public activity, political or otherwise and as long as it does not cause harm to anyone else or obstruct the equal rights of others I can pretty much do whatever the hell I want to do and it's nobody's business, AND I don't EVER need permission to do any of those things. They are mine. Mine mine mine. All mine.

All of those things are mine, they belong to me because they are the functions of my being. Therefore I have full rights to all of those things. If no one else can own my flesh, and they can't, then they sure as heck can't own any function of it. They have no such rights. There are no such rights for others. Those rights are mine. My own thoughts, my own preferences and tastes, my likes and dislikes, my creativity, my sleepiness, my hunger, my sexuality, my hair cut, my clothes, my politics, all mine. Everything about me relating to my flesh, blood and being belong totally and only to me. They are mine, rightfully, legally and in every other way, MINE.

Okay I'm done with that part now.

Here's the bottom line. What's mine is also mine to protect. It is my right to protect what's mine. I have every right to protect myself, my life, my home, my children, my property, my prosperity, my rights, my health and everything else that belongs to me, no matter what my assailant is wearing and no matter who they think they are. I have the God Given and legal right to do whatever it takes to preserve and protect the priceless sanctity of life and limb, what court of law on this Earth could pretend I don't? No legitimate court of law. How unfortunate that we're so very short of those in this country today. Because by all estimates, any attempt to protect one's own life and limb from government brutality, theft, violence and infringement is no longer legal.

Thanks Congress.

At some level PEOPLE must understand all of this, it's very very serious stuff, but they sure don't act like they do. In fact a lot of PEOPLE spend a whole lot of time pushing hard to take control and ownership of any or all of those things. Somebody is always trying to tell me what to think and what not to think, what to believe and not believe, what to respect and what I may not respect, what I should agree with and disagree with, what I should do, who I can hang out with and what I can say.

SOME PEOPLE actually get it in their heads that it's their place to tell me everything, from how to raise my children to how to dress and act, what I "have to" put into my family's bodies, how to keep my house, spend my money, see to my own health and even what my values should be. They want to dictate my religion, my day/night hours, the size of my ass, my whole life and my inalienable rights. It's just amazing. How delusional can you get? Just what hallucination are they having that makes them feel it's up to them what anyone else on this Earth does or how they do it? Are they sitting too close to their microwave ovens or something? Inhaling too many fumes off of freshly printed dollar bills? Spending too much time taking cash from trash lobbyists that we the people could never afford or compete with? Because as long as nothing I do prevents them from enjoying the exact same rights they got along with their own flesh and blood body, then they can just piss off.

Who the hell do these people think they are? Excuse me but I never, EVER signed over my body to congress with a little note saying, "Do whatever you like with me, I don't mind". I never saw any agreement or gave anything remotely resembling a "consent" to allow congress to vote away my life, my home, my privacy, my money, or my rights. I'm just sure I never gave them permission to have their way with what doesn't belong to them in any hallucination or reality. What the hell are they doing giving away what doesn't even belong to them? That's a neat trick. Who gave them the idea we wanted them pulling it? Did you? Did you sign your legal rights, body and everything you own over to your representative to do with as they please, for any reason that personally works for them to get cash in their pockets from corporate and foreign lobbyist assholes? I didn't. I don't know anyone who did.

It's really astonishing how not free we are in this free country because one of the worst offenders, the biggest thug and thief of all is our own government.

The bill of rights begins to make a lot more sense once we fully grasp the concept of mine vs yours. Where we've gone wrong is allowing other issues to be dragged into this primary idea which in and of itself needs to be kept pristine and clear of outside confusion. We've watched as the police have been given more and more legal permission to disregard our most basic rights to life and property and this has happened in the name of fighting crime or security.

The trouble is the constitution is what prevented the government and the police from taking over our lives and if we believe that we are safer or that crime will go down by giving up any part of our birthright of full and total ownership of our own bodies, lives, health, beliefs, perspectives, values, morals, ethics, activities, property or right to live as we see fit, then all we're doing is giving away the only thing we have. We in essence become slaves to the state who then dictates everything about life and health and property and even who will live and who will die.

I sure wish people understood that anytime the government so much as hints at taking something they have no right to take, something we have no intention of giving up, that they need to be shoved back down into their positions as servants of the public, and shoved hard. We don't need any wanna-be highly paid dictators running our lives. But I guess SOME PEOPLE didn't care about that and now they own us and our homes and all justice and guess what, they're not concerned with doing the right thing. Well big surprise. What else did we think would happen? We would give our rights away and life would be better?

Without our legal rights being held as sacred, sanctified, untouchable and holy, without them standing on the books as what defines us, what we stand for, what we believe in, what we're willing to die to protect, without those rights being the Law of the Land, we don't have anything. We can't own anything. You have to have the right to yourself to have the right to own anything.

Without our rights being held in the highest esteem, without our unfailing vigilance, without representatives who automatically and resoundingly say NO at every suggestion that we need something else more than we need our rights, then guess what? We are slaves.

Some people will take anything of yours that they can get and people in power are the NUMBER ONE aggressors along those lines. What do we think the constitution was for? It was specifically to make that brilliantly authored list of amendments the official law of the land and to underline in blood and ink what the government has no right to touch. Our rights and freedoms were specifically protected BY THE LAW. But because of the use of phony hysterical scare tactics people threw away the only protection we had. Thanks so much.

If you want to call yourself an American you better comprehend this critical truth and be able to answer the following question correctly.

Q: If it's between getting tougher on crime OR preserving 100% of our rights, which should you choose?


That's right. We let a murderer go free instead of shaving down our inalienable rights because THEY'RE NOT FOR SALE. No legitimate government function exists that requires reducing or revoking our rights in order to get their job done. That is ALWAYS a big fat lie. There is nothing in existence worth trading our rights for because we need our rights to possess anything else. Understand? If not, meditate on it or email me and I'll be glad to help wrap your brain around the concept.

Have you ever seen rich guys give up an inch of ground? Does this government or corporations ever give up their power voluntarily? NO. These guys understand that you protect what's valuable to you and you NEVER EVER just shrug and hand it over. They fight like wildcats to keep from having to give people a decent wage, from having to spend a dime to clean up their messes, they would never passively give up what they want more than anything else in the world. We have something to learn from that. Though their value system is crap, the basic idea is rock solid. You never give up what's most important to you. Why should you? You fight to keep it and look for other options if there's a problem to solve and if it can't reasonably be solved you don't solve it. But unlike those old fur rugs, we have limitless options and we want justice so we don't have to accept that there aren't solutions beyond giving away our irreplaceable rights.

There is no such thing as a trade of rights for something else. It's not a legitimate deal. No matter what they are telling us we need, if it comes at the cost of even one microscopic piece of what belongs to us, the answer is NO. Say it with me now, NO. NO. NO. Because nothing is worth losing the right to decide and control our own lives and that is the one thing all governments want for themselves.

Here's reality. We are responsible for our own safety and security, this government can't keep anyone safe. They can't even tell the truth. They don't care about keeping you safe they only care about keeping their own sorry asses safe and they've spent TRILLIONS doing it. Even if they did give a damn about keeping the people of this country safe it just isn't physically possible. All they can do is batten down the hatches and take away our freedoms and that is not and never can be called security. WE are our own security.

Cowardice, ignorance and childishness destroyed this country. It just makes me sick. We fought and died for freedom, to be free from exactly this tyranny, from exactly this fascism, corporatism, war mongering and hyper taxation. Thousands upon thousands of truly decent people fought and died so that others could preserve and enjoy the blessings of the very rights that have been destroyed because of cowardice. That piece of paper has now been turned into nothing more than a vaguely interesting historical document. It's just a God Damned piece of paper now. It is meaningless.

Are all of the scared people all better now? You were handed everything in the world worth having, everything that guaranteed your freedom and you gave it away because you were afraid of some guy in another country living in a fricking cave. Oh My God.

Here's a recipe to handle your fear. Get a gun and learn how to defend yourself. It's YOUR responsibility, who else's would it be? If you don't like guns then learn karate or some other kind of self defense but STOP being whiny cowards who think the daddy state is going to come save your ass when you're under your bed at night thinking Osama Bin Laden is outside your bedroom window coming to get you. Grow up. We are NEVER giving up our guns. Get over it. If you still can't figure out why we need them then you are too detached from reality to even qualify to vote. Go home and educate yourself, find a means to defend yourself, get up off your knees and get some dignity. You got us into this mess and you're going to be right up at the front of the line working to get us out of it.

There are so many people in this country today who don't seem to have a clue what freedom is. It is NOT obeying the government right or wrong, it is not waging war on innocent people, it is not being ripped off and robbed blind or brutalized by government thugs and thieves. That's the exact opposite of freedom. Taking responsibility for yourself is freedom. There is no other kind of freedom.

We no longer even have the illusion of freedom in this country. It's over. It's been taken. They lied, you bought it, you lose. And you lost it for all of us. Let me say this. I never want to hear another republican open his lying fascist mouth for the rest of my life and the phony ass Christian Fundamentalists should be locked up in insane asylums. Both of them need to SHUT THE HELL UP. And can we ask the dual citizenship Israelis in our highest level government positions to go on home? What is all this "we have the right to exist and the right to protect ourselves" stuff and all of that going on and on about needing to have your own eternally trouble infested country if you don't even want to live in it? GO HOME and help your own government because you're not helping ours.

This is NOT our government. It is not of the people and anyone who thinks it is is fooling themselves. I don't know who they are but they suck and they have killed this whole country. They killed the whole damned country. The whole 230+ years was all for nothing.

Great job.

Let me make something crystal clear. I am NOT advocating violence here. On the contrary. We cannot accomplish a flaming thing with violence. In fact I guarantee you that is exactly what they want us to do because it would immediately validate them mowing us all down in the streets with machine guns and cluster bombs. Don't think for a minute they wouldn't do it. They would. They're aching to do it. Foreign troops which are now allowed on our soil will be happy to do it. So will the enormous private army they've built up, they kill for money and kill whoever their clients tell them to kill. They don't care. Do NOT be tempted to violence. It will only be suicidal. Reroute the anger and join an activist organization or start one of your own. If you really want your freedom we'll have to earn it, legally, the same way it was taken away from us.

We need lawyers. If you're a lawyer you're up. The only way to shove the fascists out of here is with a lot of public participation and involvement at the legal level. These people need to be sued senseless and hung up in court for every single invalid stinking dirty trick and lie they've pulled. Anyone can run for local office. Get your hands on the wheels in as many places as you can. If you're thinking about going to school study the law. This is going to be one hellacious legal battle and I never thought I'd say this, but we need all the lawyers we can get. We need all the activists we can get too. We need educators with the gift of informing people. We can all print off hand outs with facts the sell out papers won't reveal in the mass media. Once people know the facts they'll help instead of hinder.

We have to legally change the laws back to sane, just laws ourselves, this government will not do it. Your elected sell out representatives will not do it. And blood in the streets will not do it.

And please, turn off those dang TV sets! They're nothing but brainwash and poison. It's time to get a life, not watch pretend ones on TV.

I am so pissed today over this stuff.

The fact of the matter is, honest to God, I'm afraid it may just be too late.

But then again, it ain't over 'till it's over.

Friday, September 05, 2008

And Then We Will Die

It is time to get past the 'death and violence is the answer' mentality. We can not afford to let it continue.

The US government now confronts every minor inconvenience with brutality and force. With lies. With tricks. With deceit. With unrivaled hypocrisy. It speaks a scripted and rehearsed dialog of illogic and insults. It changes the meanings of words and uses those words as weapons to crush, to silence and oppress, to steal what it wants. This government no longer shows respect for anyone but itself and feels no compulsion to listen or cooperate, to show respect for others, or to care at all about right and wrong, truth or lies, justice or injustice.

It seems that this government can't take a single step without stepping on others, without breaking the very laws it exists to uphold, and without negating every principle we stand for.

At what point will this criminality cease?

It is no surprise that we are seeing our own citizens being brutalized and arrested for imaginary political crimes before any crimes are committed; and when there is no possibility that they will be committed. For this government there is no longer any concept of innocence until guilt is proven in a court of law. A court of law un-tampered with, a court uncontrolled by compromised loyalists, a court left free to honor its commitment to see justice done. There is no longer any concept of requiring proof of any crime at all.

For this government there is no need for any crime to actually be committed before it engages in illegal, unjustifiable surveillance, the planting of its spies in the affairs of private citizens, the laying of blatantly unsupported charges, all with the obvious aim of depriving innocent people of their freedom and their rights with unlawful, disingenuous arrests.

Every power this government begged us for, insisting with feigned hysterics that such unprecedented powers over others were necessary to protect the public has been fully and thoroughly misused and abused, used against the very people they claimed the desire to protect. There is no respect for the rule of law instead of the rule of men. There is only the obvious problem this government has with the millions of its own citizens that disagree with its vision of death to all who would stop them from their brutal, murderous desire to take control of the world.

This cannot go on. Not just because of the travesty of justice. Not just because of the suffering and destruction of hope, health, happiness, prosperity and safety these unjustifiable policies spawn. Not just because of the denial of rights and peace and freedom. But because of the risk of irreversible damage to our very humanity, to our ability to recognize justice, to our desire for and understanding of what the very idea of freedom means. Most of all because of a risk that is too
horrible to gamble with, our ability to value life itself.

Because this government has no respect for compassion or justice we have lost the ability to value compassion and justice or understand their necessity. We have lost our comprehension of the need to treat others as we ourselves would demand to be treated. We are even losing the ability to see ourselves, each other, and others as worthy of common decency and deserving of basic God given rights, including the right to life itself.

We have crossed a line that can never be crossed with any justification, a line that leaves it up to a small group of selfish small-minded men to decide who among us deserves justice and who does not. Is it any surprise that those men have decided that no one deserves justice except themselves?

We must ask this government, what are you so afraid of? Because taking with you, everywhere you go, the largest assortment and biggest, most powerful most deadly weapons and contingents of armed men does not mean that you are powerful, it means that you are afraid. It means that everywhere you go, you go in fear. You are too afraid to go about in this world as we all do, with open hands and goodwill, and show up unarmed and with nothing to hide. It seems you have everything to hide.

Why then should we trust you? Why should anyone trust you when you demand the right to lie and keep secrets and use unjust, overwhelming force to get your way?

What gives you the right to impose your personal will on this world? What gives you the right to impose anything on anyone in this country? Who are you exactly that you imagine yourselves to be above the law not just of this land but the laws of common human decency and common sense? What do you tell yourselves entitles you to behave so badly? Because whatever you are telling yourselves is also a lie. There is no such entitlement. The use of violence to force your will and your ways on our people, on people everywhere, is invalid and it is wrong.

This government understands and perceives full well that its notions of total domination and total control both here at home and abroad are unwelcome. It knows full well that domination is not acceptable or warranted. We do not need to be controlled nor does this world need to be controlled, at least not by this government. It is this government that needs to be controlled as it apparently lacks any interest and has no intention of exercising the slightest control over itself.

There is an evil game being played that we must no longer tolerate. A verbal game of trading places with right and wrong, innocence and guilt, honesty and deceit. Authority wraps itself in the flag, it wraps itself in a cover of holy righteousness, it wraps itself in a wrapper that has words like nobility, bravery, honor and democracy on it, and in its thinly veiled deceit it wreaks havoc, death and destruction all the while proclaiming itself to be our savior, our highest good, our necessary evil. It is none of those things.

The game being played in Georgia is the same game being played in Minneapolis. The self-defined good guys show up and take sides without asking any questions whatsoever. Who is right and who is wrong, who is guilty and who is innocent is already determined. No effort is made to discern the truth. No interest exists in hearing all sides. No respect is shown for the marginalized, for the brutalized, for the wronged. It proclaims, we are the good ones and they are the bad ones, and then it moves in with overwhelming force. Abroad it uses military force, at home it uses militarized police. The people are automatically bad, and they are automatically good, and even questioning this bizarre system is a crime. But it is not a crime, it is a necessity. It is our duty.

Instead of the seething and rage, hatred, insults and threats that now come in endless rivers from this government against its perceived enemies, why can't it act like it should? Why can't it take the time to engage in honest discussion? To get the facts? To consider all sides? Why can't it extend invitations to come and talk, to find common ground, to construct bridges to friendship and cooperation? Why can't it value all of the most obvious ways to establish trust, peace and mutual prosperity? Why can't it host an open and public dialog so that all may listen in and those involved and concerned may be allowed to participate and speak for themselves, explaining things from their own perspectives, giving their own reasons, telling us themselves who they are and what they see? Only such an impartial, honorable and open, fair style of discourse can achieve justice and understanding. How else can justice be served?

Why do we never hear the other sides stories? How can this government be threatened by allowing the other side to speak for itself? If truly those other sides, Iran, Russia, our own peaceful demonstrators, are dangerous and evil, that would all be self-evident. But their prevention of any such truth coming out, their adamant demands and insistence that force must be used, and used immediately and overwhelmingly is beyond questionable. It is deeply disturbing. It does not engender trust. It engenders distrust and for good reason. No genuine attempts are made to do the right thing or to go about things the right way, the decent way, the honorable way, the fair way. And why? Because all of those things stand directly in the way of this government getting its way.

When all that is right and decent and honorable and just is an enemy to government, then what they desire to achieve cannot be right or decent or honorable or just. And if that is the case then why are they doing it? What are they there for? Are they there, taking our money and using it at will, to do what they know is not right, not decent, not honorable and not just? They are.

Can they please tell us then, why? And more to the point, just what are they trying to accomplish? Who's idea is this really? And why do they act completely opposite to who they say they are and what they say they are doing? What is this blanket of deceit and how dare they use these tactics? Why do they relentlessly desire war and violence, oppression, control and killing? Where is any sign of conscience? Of compassion? Of simple respect for human life?

Does this government shed a tear when its own soldiers come home in coffins? Does it show any care for those who come home wounded, broken and deserving of support? Does this government show any concern or grieving for the deaths of innocent people abroad? Does it not disregard such deaths and sweep them aside with insulting terms like collateral damage? This government seems to see the deaths and disempowerment of others as a tool. A tool it uses more than any other to achieve its aims.

Then we must ask them, what are your aims? Why all the killing? Why all the lies? Why the twisting of words and meanings? Why do you cover yourself in a coat of righteousness specifically to cover the truth of your unrighteousness? Who are you and what are you doing? And why?

We are long past a time where brutality and killing are an answer. Brutality and killing are not an answer. They are criminal acts. We know this at the personal level and it is no different at all for those equal beings who call themselves our government. Killing is wrong. War is pointless, destructive and wrong. It solves nothing. It enables unconscionable acts of murder of innocents, of thefts of lands and treasure. War provides the stage for arrogant, greedy power to play act its role of righteous savior, to use its unrighteous overwhelming force, and to destroy what others have worked so hard to build. One must ask, why would they desire this in the first place? Why do they
desire this at all?

Who benefits? It is not you and I. It is them. Down to the personal level of unprecedented riches, power and wealth, of getting away with dishonesty and crime, of giving themselves unprecedented unnecessary invalid powers over life and death, over justice and injustice. It turns them into imperial kings and robber barons, thugs dressed in fine clothing who tell lies to TV cameras to cover the truth of what they are doing and why. They are killing us all, slowly but surely, because they have no respect whatsoever for life. Not here and not abroad. How are they different from serial killers? They are liars. And this must stop. This is not the way to anything but our guaranteed demise. Who believes we need this?

These are the methods and beliefs of madmen. Ideas of having the right to control and oppress, to kill and to commit crimes all in the name of bizarre, insane notions that do not apply to anyone but themselves. They turn the whole planet into a world of pawns they can use to play their games of death and destruction and control. These are not honorable men with honorable goals. They are usurpers, tyrants, hypocrites and they have no respect for life, human or otherwise, or for the environment we are all dependent on for our survival. These are men who are trying with all of their might to provoke this whole world into its final world war, carnage and destruction unlike anything seen before. This is their aim. This is their goal. Not because it is good for us, but because it serves their selfish, hypocritical, patently insane beliefs of self superiority and being God's chosen.

If these men are God's chosen it would not be due to worthiness or for His praise. They would be singled out and punished for acting much more in the service of the dark side, the side of death and dishonesty, of the negation and disrespect for free will. These are not Godly men. They're not heroes or leaders or workers for justice and freedom. What they really are cannot be stated because it is inexplicable. What is known is the results of their actions, and those results are death and destruction. Those results come to us on their lying lips, lies they must tell to trick us into going along, into believing they are good and those others are always bad. It is time to see it and face it, and to stop it.

Who is it that is such a threat to peace in this world? Who is the relentless aggressor? Is it Russia? Long despised and feared by those in power, the claims are communism or inhumanity, or any other words that would paint another nation as evil beings who threaten us all. Is it Iran? A religious country of ordinary human beings who do not possess anything remotely similar to the military power, might and aggression of our own government? What lies it takes to turn passive non-aggressors into something for this country to fear and loathe. What gigantic, inexcusable lies.

What country has galloped the globe time and again, bringing its overwhelming military force to kill native populations? Populations who pose no threat to anyone. Where innocents are slaughtered with overpowering violence, military might, and depraved indifference to human life and the environment. What country has never ceased its invasions and attacks since World War 2? Russia? China? Iran? Viet Nam? Argentina? The Falkland Islands? Canada? Saudi Arabia? Iraq?

Only one nation has never ceased inflicting war and carnage around the world. Only one nation's unbridled, insatiable aggression has been responsible for the nonstop murders of millions of innocent people. The United States. Its Siamese-twin Israel is right behind having engaged in decades of calculated, overt genocide of Palestinians.


Because these policies of aggression and violence are wrong, because they cannot be justified, then the question must be asked and we have every right to the answer. Why? What makes them so special that they may act in ways that threaten all peace, all stability, all prosperity and all freedom in the world? What makes them so special that they may deny justice and life to any and all they choose? Is there really such a thing as anyone so special? Only in their own imaginations. Only in the imaginations of those who support them. Only in the misguided beliefs of those who assist them. But in reality, in this very real world of real people living real lives, in real terror and real suffering, there is no such thing as anyone so special. There is no proof that any such specialness exists. It does not exist.

No man is our master. No man shall be crowned king of this world. No man is anything more than our human equal, no more deserving of life and needs and free will than we are. Many men, petty tyrants, thieves and thugs, elected men, religious men, statesmen of all creeds and colors exist and live in the wrong belief that it is their place to dominate and control others. To determine what shall be and what shall not be for all. They always impose their will with force, with killing, with torture. It is the only way to enslave a population and it is the only way the worst of them can hope to enslave the world.

We have watched as this government devolved into a den of thieves and liars, of instigators and deceivers, of unequaled propagandists and cheaters. We have extended them our unearned trust and they have used it against us, and against the world to achieve their own convoluted aims. We have been harmed. Others have been harmed. Harm that can have no recompense, there is no making up for what has been taken. Loved ones are irreplaceable. Innocent children are not replaceable. Lost blood lines, ancestral homes, prosperity, justice, peace, these can not be recompensed.

Everywhere this government goes it leaves in its wake death, poverty and injustice, destruction and military bases, not for anyone's protection or benefit, but to ensure it can keep its stranglehold on the conquered, disempowered, violently controlled masses.

Today they are still hell bent on attacking Iran, a country that is no threat to us at all. They are instigating violence, daring and begging Russia to react to the injustice and lies and aggression that they themselves arranged, armed and are responsible for. They are painting Russia as the aggressor when it is not the aggressor. But Russia's patience is being tapped and will eventually be drained. Anyone can see that. We need no experts to explain the particulars. We need only to understand what it feels like to be lied about and threatened, to be attacked by criminals and thugs, to understand that at some point anyone would stand up for themselves and fight back.

What we are seeing is the organized, preconceived plan to instigate World War 3. This is the desired goal of our government. Israel is its minion, deeply woven into the fabric of deceit, tampering and instigation. These two self-glorified special interests only want what they want at any price to others, at any cost to us, at all costs to those they want to see dead and destroyed for all time.

They are madmen who should be behind bars, locked in padded cells and given injections of anti-psychotic drugs and sedatives. They should be watched 24 hours a day and kept in locked rooms for their own safety as well as the safety of this world. For if these men and their obvious aims of destruction are not stopped, if they are not confronted, exposed and brought to the light of day, if they are not prevented from continuing their insane goals of death to the whole world, they will without any doubt succeed.

Shall we really stand idly by, claiming concern for our jobs or egotistical need for prestige, afraid of the erroneous criticism of deceived and misguided peers, as the world is raped and killed? What is worth the price? If anything needs to go, is it the world? Or shouldn't it really be them? Is it too late for us to remember what really matters in this world? Is it beyond the time when life was held precious and sacred? Are we all too happy to just get it over with and let them take us all to hell so that this endless carnage and pollution and destruction and violation of all that is good and decent and pure will finally cease? Or can common sense prevail? Can right and wrong be refreshed in our minds and in our souls and can we simply, calmly, step up and lead them away from the controls, away from the one second in time, on that one day that is unavoidably coming, when that final line is crossed? When that final insult, that final lie, that final spread of nuclear warheads is aimed and launched at millions of innocent people, that will immediately result in the mutually assured destruction of the world?

If we cannot stand up to illegitimate mortal leaders and take away this power over our lives that no man should ever have, then perhaps we have not yet evolved enough to recognize that life matters and that justice matters and that respect matters and that we all deserve to live in un-violated peace and freedom. And if that is true, then we won't have long to wait. Because these are the most dangerous men in the world and if there is no one willing to stop them we will all witness the consequences.
And then we will die.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


Did anyone else come away underwhelmed today, after watching Amy Goodman on Democracy Now?

When I heard last night that she'd been arrested at the RNC along with a couple of other people on her production staff I wondered if they were going to have a show in the morning. I was kind of surprised to tune in and find them on the air, and see everyone out of jail.

It's not too hard to believe that she has enough pull to get herself and her staff out of custody in just a few hours, and I probably could have bought into that if everything else about the show, particularly what she had to say about her arrest and the entire horrendous spectacle had been more along the lines of, normal. But it wasn't normal at all.

Where was the outrage? Where was the criticism of the police acting like terrorists and assaulting innocent people? Where were the demands to lawmakers to make this official crime spree stop? Where was the civil rights lawyer to give the legal and constitutional perspective on all of this?

No anger. No outrage. No passion. At all. She was about as dispassionate as you could get and had nothing critical to say about the whole concept of being surrounded by an army of heavily armed thugs and secret police and swept up in mass arrests that were nothing short of brutal and violent. In the sixties we'd have heard cries of, "Pigs!" and frankly, that would have been accurate. There was nothing to excuse or justify the unequivocal, violent police assaults being carried out all over the city.

Amy continued to speak respectfully of the authorities, and seemed to validate them by using their terms without appropriate derision and contempt. She spoke of cops using "chemical irritants" instead of telling it like it is. They were using chemical weapons on our citizens. Irritants? Are they kidding?

And when she spoke to the fact that her two coworkers had been released she also mentioned with complete passivity that they were all facing FELONY charges. "They were released last night but now face pending charges on suspicion of committing a felony riot. It's called "PC riot," probable cause riot. I've been charged with obstruction of legal process and interference with a, quote, "peace" officer. Overall, police say some 120 people face pending charges."

Suspicion of committing a probable cause felony riot? What the hell is that? There was no riot. Anywhere. The police committed the riot. An officially mandated, planned and executed, violent riot where people's rights were denied and their freedom was taken from them without any justification whatsoever. Why did she have nothing at all to say about the most glaring truths about the whole thing?

Whether intended or not, Amy's composure and complete lack of to-the-point-criticism of the authorities illegal behavior made her into a role model of acceptance. She legitimized everything that had happened to her, to her staff, and to hundreds of other people who had been even more brutalized than she had. In fact from watching the video of her arrest I have to say, she had it easy compared to what a lot of other people went through. I didn't see her being screamed at to put her face on that filthy asphalt. Was she actually allowed to remain upright throughout her arrest? Because the standard procedure is to shove people's faces into the ground like dogs, whether you're a grandmother or a 12 year old, even if you're a respected pastor.

Sharif Abdel Kouddous said that he'd been thrown hard against a wall and had been kicked in the stomach twice. He also said the plastic tie hand cuffs were so tight they caused nerve damage and when he'd asked if they could just be loosened a little bit they responded by tightening them. He still has no feeling in part of his hand and fingers. And Nicole Salazar had a bloody nose bad enough that she could see the blood running on the pavement, which was where her face was. She said she'd been hit in the face with her camera so I assume that is what caused the bleeding but she didn't say that directly as I recall.

Amy wasn't kicked in the stomach or thrown to the ground. Just wanted to mention that. But the fact that her coworkers were so brutalized, along with dozens of others, went by without a single word about the simple fact that this official brutality cannot be justified and is beyond anything we should ever have to take from these people. It's outrageous. It is criminal. Why didn't anyone say so? It just begged to be put into plain words. It needed to be said. It was not said.

Would we ever see Tom Brokaw or one of those Fox news idiots being treated this way? Would we ever see a Republican mouthpiece being treated like the dirt on the bottom of these fascist's boots? I don't think so. But Amy didn't even suggest that all of these arrests and assaults and brutal behavior were reserved only for those who's politics are incorrect, at least according to the nazis in chief. Only those who are not boneless supplicants and compliant zombie-trons were earmarked for arrests, beatings, chemical weapons, ill treatment and denial of their right to participate in their own political process.

But there was no mention of that. And I just find that bizarre.

It felt to me like the powers that be were smearing it in our faces with the message, "We can do whatever the hell we like". Incomprehensible insults to normal citizens doing what they have every right to do was dishonestly framed by the authorities as criminal activity. They blatantly, disgustingly, dishonestly lied about the arrests and brutality they committed with asinine, plainly untrue charges. Peaceful activists and passersby were attacked and assaulted by this government and accused of felony rioting when the assertion on it's face is completely nonsensical. No one was rioting.

Amy Goodman also did the police a big favor by reporting that there had been "break away" vandalism and violence committed, broken windows and slashed tires but where was the evidence of that? It was the first I heard of any such behavior by the protesters. Couldn't we at least have been shown this damage, if she couldn't name names or go into any detail about who did it and whether or not they'd been arrested? Because you'd have to be right off the turnip truck to not understand that supposed acts of violence committed by citizens invariably turn out to be acts committed by the authorities themselves in the aim of stirring up shit, providing them with the necessary legitimate reason for them to move in and assault people and arrest them. It's just not good enough, or even professional for that matter, to simply assert that whatever damage was done was automatically the fault of activists. How would she know that? How would she know who did it or why? And if she did know, why didn't she give us that information?

It seemed to be a helpful assertion to make that would give some justification, however insufficient, to the police to show up, but we all know they were going to show up anyway. This was planned in advance. These arrests were a given before anyone even showed up that day. We all know that. Why didn't Amy say it? Instead she provided the only tidbit of validation for them even being there, as there was no reason for the police to interfere with citizens engaging in lawful demonstrations and participating in their own political system. Was anyone at the RNC thrown to the ground after being surrounded by terrorist cops and charged with suspected felony rioting? I haven't checked but I don't think there's anything to check. It didn't happen.

And that twit monkey Congressman she had on was a shining example of bootlicking subservience to authority. When he got around to his spiel on what bush did wrong in Iraq, and it boiled down not to the fact that we have no business being there in the first place but instead an error in strategy, that's when I had to turn it off.

So what do we have here? Gatekeeping? Sigh. I'm sorry but it just doesn't add up. We could chalk up her dispassionate reportage to the fact that she runs with that upper crusty crowd of people who believe they must always be dispassionate about everything and look at things as if they were removed from it and scientifically detached, simply reporting the physical components of what they are observing. That kind of unplugging from half of your being makes my skin crawl in general because it's so, willingly retarded and artificial. It's also dishonest and it's also insulting when that lack of humanity is aimed at the suffering of others. It's downright weird when it's aimed at one's own suffering. How could anyone not be furious and breathing fire after being put through something as insulting and brutal and illegal as what she and her colleagues had experienced?

My buddy Dwight the Bright, (Dwight Ward of Maryland), sent out an email this morning on this very topic and he kindly consented to allow me to include it in my entry today, which I want to do because he covers a great deal more of what was wrong with this broadcast. Here's what he had to say.

"I'm suffering another attack of Bizzarotitis. On the day after her arrest by the Minnesota goon squads, Amy Goodman's broadcast was a mélange of .... it's hard to describe. There was a discussion with a Rosenthal or Blumenthal of The Nation about Palin, the preggers daughter, the religious right, etc. During the course of it Ron Paul's supporters get lumped in with Pat Buchanan's, both are connected with the Alaska secessionist movement, the Vermont Independence party and all are characterized as 'fringe' groups whose binding insanity and proof of moron status is "deep distrust of the government". Here is Amy nodding and offering no disagreement with the language just used on the day after her female producer was brutalized by non-men-in-black meat droids screaming "Put your face in the dirt! Put your face in the dirt!". Amy still likes big government. She has no deep distrust of it.

Then there's a discussion between two veteran's groups, ostensibly over veterans' health care. Politically, one group is slightly to the right of Martin Bormann, the other seems mildly and politely center-left. The topic drifts to, and stays on, the legality of the war in Iraq. What? Huh? The legality? Democracy Now and Amy Goodman is hosting a debate over the legality of the war and is granting equal legitimacy to both points of view on the day after she herself was rolled over by the police state in action? This subject was stale five years ago.

Let's say you're at the convention center and get a text message telling of some friends across the city being arrested. You have to exit the huge building, possibly going through yet more security checkpoints. Your car is blocks away among acres of other cars or stashed in some multi-story parking garage. After you find it and pay your bill you have to drive across a congested city, through police checkpoints, through protestor blockades to the neighborhood where your friends have been arrested. You'd think this would take an hour or more, right? But voila, you get there in plenty of time. The action's still hot and you get your own self arrested and, of course, youtubed.

All this seems disjointed to me. I'm thinking I shouldn't drop so much acid in the morning. On the other hand, maybe I should take more".

He's a hoot, isn't he? Gotta love Dwight the Bright but he hit the nail on the head, as usual. Amy still likes big government. She has no deep distrust of it. Even after being wrongfully subjected to what can only be described as a criminal assault. There's not enough acid in the world to make this come out looking right.

If you saw the footage, and especially if you hopped around on the net and read Glen Greenwald's angry piece on this subject and watched the videos out there of people who were minding their own business in private homes and buildings, who were descended upon by foaming at the mouth nazi droids who smashed their faces into the ground and demanded utter submission to their false authority, you couldn't help but feel outraged. How could you not be angry at this kind of criminal treatment of innocent people doing what they had every right to do? It speaks to how nonviolent we the people are, because we are. Antiwar demonstrators are against violence, they don't commit violence. But the police show up and commit violence against them and arrest the innocent people who were just assaulted by the authorities. How do you even wrap your brain around that? It's no wonder that so many people don't even try and are content to believe that if swat teams are bashing in people's front doors, instead of just knocking, that those people must be bad and must deserve to be treated like no one in this country should ever be treated. It does become an impossibility of logic if you must assume the police are good no matter what. It's not at all hard to understand if you can let go of that childish assumption.

Watching some of these other videos of citizens being assaulted by terrorist cops is enough to make anyone sick to their stomach. You can see some of them here. Little children coloring quietly in a room where these nazi thugs burst in and order everyone to get down on the ground, end up laying on the ground for hours as everyone around them is treated to heavy doses of "On your knees slave!" by criminals with badges. What does that do to a 12 year old girl I wonder? It wises her up I'd hope.

These creeps with their blunt force and assault weapons and helmets are a joke, and I would laugh if it wasn't such a serious situation. But the bottom line is, they come off like cowards. Like paranoids who feel they must incarcerate the planet in order to be able to relax themselves. I'm sorry, but that's just not reasonable. It's also not necessary. It's so Israel.

There were even quite appropriate laughs at the expense of these brutal schnoids who'd given themselves nicknames like "The Terminator" and "The Executioner". Truly, the indoctrination of these men is to the point that they see themselves and each other as righteous mighty killers for truth and justice, or at least the mighty killers part. The utter inappropriateness of this attitude and their behavior in general completely escapes them. They have THE RIGHT to be brutal. And that's just not a right that even exists. But try telling them that.

We have a problem here for sure. It's nothing new, but when it reared its ugly head in the sixties it was cut off. I'm just sorry to see it springing back, hydra style. We just don't need this.

The bottom line is this: in taking an objective look at Amy Goodman's reporting on this whole ugly, dead serious brutalization of innocent people, blatant politically motivated criminal activity condoned by the fascist state and the fascists in control of this country, she had nothing whatsoever to say about it that put it in the correct, obvious light. She totally skipped over the whole point and meaning of what we're seeing take place in this country today. She acted as if there was nothing wrong with citizens being brutalized and terrorized and marginalized by heavily armed out of control killing machines. Whether she's a "gatekeeper" or not really isn't the point as much as the fact that she's done us all a real disservice by validating and upholding the notion that there is anything valid in what the state is doing to innocent people. And that to me means Amy Goodman does some good work but she is not to be trusted. Trust really is becoming a scarce commodity isn't it? What a shame.