Support our troops - Get them out of there - Bring them home.
Click here for The Center For Public Integrity database of the 935 Lies of the Bush administration officials that led us into War.
From The Mike Malloy Program 01/24/08.
Investigate - Impeach - Indict - Imprison.
"In my lifetime we've gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush.
If this is evolution, I believe within twelve years we'll be voting for plants." - Lewis Black
If we detain people without hearings, wiretap our own citizens, and torture people on mere suspicions, the terrorists have won, because we have given up everything our country has stood for.
Um ... Looks like we have given up everything our country has stood for.
Who Killed ... Us?
The corpse lay bleeding in the parlor … Eventually Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Nero Wolfe, Philip Marlowe, or Sam Spade will ferret out the murderer from The Usual Suspects assembled in the drawing room or Perry Mason will unmask the killer in the courtroom. The Mystery is Solved in a couple of hundred pages or in an hour’s time watching the tube. Fiction is, if nothing else, tidy.
The real life “who-done-it” we live in is only a mystery if we don’t know our history.
We have, as a nation, been under attack by forces that have grievously assaulted us time and time again but the prospective assassins continue to get away with it. And America might be mortally wounded … this time.
The Usual Suspects stretch back over a hundred years.
First the Anarchists, later ... the Socialists, and then the Communists threatened our “American Way of Life.” And now we’re told we're in danger of being conquered by Islamofascists who will snap off every cross on every church spire in the country as they grind us into submission to a caliphate state.
But do we really need a Philip Marlowe to determine who is trying to kill our country? All we have to do is just look at the Capital Crimes against our nation. We don’t need a cliff hanger of a denouement to figure out who should be frog-walked away in handcuffs.
Who poisoned our air, water, land, and food? Who instigated a domestic coup in our own country or made war against countries who had not done anything against us? Who sent tens of thousands of Americans to their deaths and racked up body counts of millions more?
Did sleeper cells of Socialist Agents conspire and carry out the poisoning of all the waterways in northwestern Arkansas … or was it the hog and chicken mega-farms of Tyson Foods? The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest polluter in the world, producing more hazardous waste than the five largest U.S. chemical companies combined. An agency that is not run, regardless of what Senator Joe McCarthy said … by Communists.
The attempted coup against President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the White House Putsch, was not planned by Wide-Eyed Radicals … unless, of course, you think the Du Pont family, leaders of U.S. Steel, General Motors, Standard Oil, Chase National Bank, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, George Herbert Walker, and Prescott Bush were a bunch of commie-pinko sympathizers.
Our treasury has been regularly looted. The cycles of Depression or Recession have not been instigated by “evil outside forces” but by Central Banks. The only thing “Federal” about The Federal Reserve is the spelling. Islamofascists have not gutted our economy. This time the culprits all wear American Flag lapel pins.
The 935 lies that led to the war and occupation of Iraq weren’t spread by “Illegal Immigrants.”
Corporate America and their bought and paid for Republican and Democratic counterparts have done what no foreign enemy could ever hope to accomplish. The destruction of The United States.
Our army is stretched to the breaking point and incapable of defending our country against any real threat. Our economy is on the brink of failure, we are the world’s largest debtor nation, and unemployment could rapidly reach levels not seen since The Great Depression.
And Corporate Media continue to point the finger of blame on everybody and everything except the people responsible. We’re told to fear anybody of color. Miserable social conditions have been blamed on Immigrants, Blacks, Women, Tree-Hugging Hippies, and every once in awhile … the ever popular, millennium-old favorite: Jews.
The Elite have always thought that The People have always been the threat to their “American Way of Life.” That’s why they periodically shovel us off into wars, unemployment and bankruptcy, and for God’s Sake don’t give them any Health Care! There’s too much money to be made off of our pain.
They’ve managed to manipulate and corrupt our electoral system because if voting could change things … we wouldn't have the vote.
We can, if we wanted to, change everything within a couple of weeks. They did in Romania.
The Romanian Revolution of 1989 was a week-long series of increasingly violent riots and fighting in late December 1989 that overthrew the Communist regime of Nicolae Ceauşescu, and after a summary trial, the execution of Nicolae Ceauşescu and his wife Elena by firing squad. Romania was the only Eastern Bloc country to overthrow its Communist regime violently or to execute its leaders.
Now I’m not calling for a violent revolution for this country. After all ... we still have some elections coming up. I’m just sayin … it’s been done.
Besides … I don’t think a revolution is even possible in a country where any citizen … I mean any consumer … can get over 200 channels of cable TV.
"[...] the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you [...]" Character V, from V for Vendetta
"Yes, V is right. There is something terribly wrong with this country - and this could be referring to almost any country on the globe, since Pathocracy has taken global control. It actually makes sense for psychopaths to act as they do as such is their nature. But what about the rest of us? How is it that "fear got the best of us", and why is it that a paralyzing fear descends upon us when we consider resisting? Why is it that thoughts of "them" coming for us and locking us away, overshadow our truest human desires for Freedom, Love, Truth?"
"There is, in fact, a reason. It is called Learned Helplessness."
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My Favorite(?) Excerpt
The discrepancy between the kind of society many Germans thought they were building and the reality of the horror of the Third Reich presents one of the most intriguing questions of our age. How could Fascism -- have happened in a modern, industrialized, educated nation?
Click here for the excerpt from They Thought They Were Free, The Germans, 1938-45 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955) by Milton Mayer
Books I Give To People I Know and Maybe They'll Still Talk To Me But Probably Won't
Deep Green Resistance - Strategy to Save the Planet
Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen
For years, Derrick Jensen has asked his audiences, “Do you think this culture will undergo a voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of life?” No one ever says yes.
Deep Green Resistance starts where the environmental movement leaves off: industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can’t fix it, and shopping—no matter how green—won’t stop it. To save this planet, we need a serious resistance movement that can bring down the industrial economy. Deep Green Resistance evaluates strategic options for resistance, from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, and the conditions required for those options to be successful.
Clicking on the book links to Deep Green Resistance website.
The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder
by Vincent Bugliosi
"I hope that at some time in the near future a courageous U.S. attorney general, U.S. attorney, state attorney general, or district attorney in America who is committed to the rule of law and who has dedicated his career to enforcing the law fairly against all who, big or small, violate it, will hear the cries for justice from the graves of the thousands upon thousands of men, women, and children who had their lives violently cut short because of the lies of a man who smiled through it all. And that, with a sense of uncompromising righteousness, he will take the ample case I have laid out in this book before an American jury to let them decide whether George W Bush is guilty or not guilty of murder, and if so, what his punishment should be.
Even if this doesn't happen and what I have said in this book receives all the attention of a new fly in the forest, I do know that someone had to say what is written on the pages of this book."
From The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder by Vincent Bugliosi, page 168.
Clicking on the book links to the book's website.
Rules for Radicals
by Saul D Alinsky
"What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away."
In 1971, Saul Alinsky wrote an entertaining classic on grassroots organizing titled Rules for Radicals.
For Alinsky, organizing is the process of highlighting what is wrong and convincing people they can actually do something about it.
Clicking on the book links to the Powell's Books online store.
The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot
by Naomi Wolf
In a stunning indictment of the Bush administration and Congress, best-selling author Naomi Wolf lays out her case for saving American democracy. In authoritative research and documentation Wolf explains how events of the last six years parallel steps taken in the early years of the 20th century’s worst dictatorships such as Germany, Russia, China, and Chile.
Clicking on the book links to the publisher's website.
As Basil Fawlty keenly observed: but ... this is no joke.
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine advances a truly unnerving argument: historically, while people were reeling from natural disasters, wars and economic upheavals, savvy politicians and industry leaders nefariously implemented policies that would never have passed during less muddled times. As Klein demonstrates, this reprehensible game of bait-and-switch isn't just some relic from the bad old days. It's alive and well in contemporary society, and coming soon to a disaster area near you.
Clicking on the book links to the author's website.
If you like Sean, Rush, Bill-O, Savage, and dutifully watch Fox ...
You'll hate listening to novaM. I have it on all the time.
If you've got $100 ... join The Founders Club.
"Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections" As the 2008 presidential elections draw near and disillusioned voters are still reeling from the election fraud scandals of 2004 and 2006, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David Earnhardt takes a logical and factual look at just how easy it is to alter election results and undermine the integrity of the entire democratic process. By speaking with a series of renowned computer programmers, journalists, statisticians, and even seasoned election officials, chilling proof that the people may not be guiding the direction of our country after all. Click here to go to the "Uncounted" website.
"Iraq For Sale" An eye-opening exposé of the war profiteering companies raking in billions of dollars from the war, click here to go to the "Iraq For Sale" website.
"War Made Easy" exposes a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Click here to go to the "War Made Easy" website.