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A Farewell to Arms: Why I Left ‘the Left’

Barack promised change — and sure enough, things changed for the worse

-Joe Bageant

To Hell with the ‘left’! I am finished, done, disillusioned and over it, the divorce papers have been filed and are now finalized and I am not going back. As of this day, I will no longer allow myself to be affiliated or endorse the ‘left’ in any way, shape or form. So long folks, it was real and it was fun but in the end it was unfulfilling and dare I say, a waste of time and effort. Is this overly harsh? Perhaps it is but the break has to be made and it can no longer be put off. I assure you, this was no hasty decision but rather something that has been a slow and agonizing process, a steady drip…drip…drip.., like Chinese water torture and suddenly the mind goes, the spirit breaks and the ugly reality of the situation cannot be denied or disguised. So to all of my good friends on the left I wish you the very best but I am no longer one of you and maybe I never was, it was never dogma to me only a desire for some sort of social fairness and a fair shot but the American left being a shell of it’s former self with labor broken and the DLC corporatists having taken over the Democratic party it has been reduced to shills for the Democrats and squabbling identity groups each with an agenda that prevents any sort of unity necessary for a mass movement for real change. Sucks but that is just the way it has to be.

During an extended break from over four years of constant writing, activism, some radio and a lot of anger that was being absorbed that was due to health reasons I had some time to reflect and reassess matters and I realized that a lot of what made it necessary to step back was at the root cause of my problems. It was no near death experience or anything but after four and a half years of balls to the wall, take no prisoners warfare against the deranged elements of the right, the Bushreich and the liars, crooks and war freaks who have destroyed this country it was an opportunity to observe for a change. And when peering into that abyss I saw much of what I despised as not unique to the right-wing extremists, they had their doppelganger counterparts who were every bit as cynical, corrupted and morally rotten their own special ways. While I have been heading in this direction anyway, the mass panic over the false flag underwear bomber and the renewal of post 9/11 bloodlust and fear is what finally did it. The ‘left’ and the Obama administration had the opportunity to exorcise these demons from America, to punish the war criminals, bail out the common folks and to stop the mass looting but didn’t so liberalism has failed. Leo Strauss was right after all, liberalism is an enabler of totalitarianism in that it allows it to grow by an utter failure to do what is necessary to behead the snakes on the hydra or to cut the cancer out prior to it metastasizing.

A man whose work I greatly admire and who has the actual credentials to call out anyone that he damned well pleases, author Chris Hedges made me realize that my decision to leave the failure of liberalism was absolutely the right thing to do. His fairly recent piece that earned him much scorn from the courtiers of Obama and the Rahm Emanuel corporatists and their apologists on the left entitled Liberals Are Useless brings it all home and I excerpt from this work by a longtime beacon of morality in our blood soaked and bogeyman infested Fantasy Land:

Liberals are a useless lot. They talk about peace and do nothing to challenge our permanent war economy. They claim to support the working class, and vote for candidates that glibly defend the North American Free Trade Agreement. They insist they believe in welfare, the right to organize, universal health care and a host of other socially progressive causes, and will not risk stepping out of the mainstream to fight for them. The only talent they seem to possess is the ability to write abject, cloying letters to Barack Obama—as if he reads them—asking the president to come back to his “true” self. This sterile moral posturing, which is not only useless but humiliating, has made America’s liberal class an object of public derision.

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What is the breaking point? The criminal war of aggression in Iraq? The escalation of the war in Afghanistan? Forty-five thousand people dying a year because they can’t afford health insurance? The hollowing out of communities and sending the jobs to fascist and communist regimes overseas that know how to put the workers in their place? There is no breaking point. And when there is no breaking point you do not have a moral compass.”

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I save my anger for our bankrupt liberal intelligentsia of which, sadly, I guess I am a member. Liberals are the defeated, self-absorbed Mouse Man in Dostoevsky’s “Notes From Underground.” They embrace cynicism, a cloak for their cowardice and impotence. They, like Dostoevsky’s depraved character, have come to believe that the “conscious inertia” of the underground surpasses all other forms of existence. They too use inaction and empty moral posturing, not to affect change but to engage in an orgy of self-adulation and self-pity. They too refuse to act or engage with anyone not cowering in the underground. This choice does not satisfy the Mouse Man, as it does not satisfy our liberal class, but neither has the strength to change. The gravest danger we face as a nation is not from the far right, although it may well inherit power, but from a bankrupt liberal class that has lost the will to fight and the moral courage to stand up for what it espouses.

Anyone who says he or she cares about the working class in this country should have walked out on the Democratic Party in 1994 with the passage of NAFTA. And it has only been downhill since. If welfare reform, the 1999 Financial Services Modernization Act, which gutted the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act—designed to prevent the kind of banking crisis we are now undergoing—and the craven decision by the Democratic Congress to continue to fund and expand our imperial wars were not enough to make you revolt, how about the refusal to restore habeas corpus, end torture in our offshore penal colonies, abolish George W. Bush’s secrecy laws or halt the warrantless wiretapping and monitoring of American citizens? The imperial projects and the corporate state have not altered under Obama. The state kills as ruthlessly and indiscriminately in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan as it did under Bush. It steals from the U.S. treasury as rapaciously to enrich the corporate elite. It, too, bows before the conservative Israel lobby, refuses to enact serious environmental or health care reform, regulate Wall Street, end our relationship with private mercenary contractors or stop handing obscene sums of money, some $1 trillion a year, to the military and arms industry. At what point do we stop being a doormat? At what point do we fight back? We may lose if we step outside the mainstream, but at least we will salvage our self-esteem and integrity.

I learned to dislike liberals when I lived in Roxbury, the inner-city in Boston, as a seminary student at Harvard Divinity School. I commuted into Cambridge to hear professors and students talk about empowering people they never met. It was the time of the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua. Spending two weeks picking coffee in that country and then coming back and talking about it for the rest of the semester was the best way to “credentialize” yourself as a revolutionary. But few of these “revolutionaries” found the time to spend 20 minutes on the Green Line to see where human beings in their own city were being warehoused little better than animals. They liked the poor, but they did not like the smell of the poor. It was a lesson I never forgot.
I was also at the time a member of the Greater Boston YMCA boxing team. We fought on Saturday nights for $25 in arenas in working-class neighborhoods like Charlestown. My closest friends were construction workers and pot washers. They worked hard. They believed in unions. They wanted a better life, which few of them ever got. We used to run five miles after our nightly training, passing through the Mission Main and Mission Extension Housing Projects, and they would joke, “I hope we get mugged.” They knew precisely what to do with people who abused them. They may not have been liberal, they may not have finished high school, but they were far more grounded than most of those I studied with across the Charles River. They would have felt awkward, and would have been made to feel awkward, at the little gatherings of progressive and liberal intellectuals at Harvard, but you could trust and rely on them.

I went on to spend two decades as a war correspondent. The qualities inherent in good soldiers or Marines, like the qualities I found among those boxers, are qualities I admire—self-sacrifice, courage, the ability to make decisions under stress, the capacity to endure physical discomfort, and a fierce loyalty to those around you, even if it puts you in greater danger. If liberals had even a bit of their fortitude we could have avoided this mess. But they don’t. So here we are again, begging Obama to be Obama. He is Obama. Obama is not the problem. We are.

Brilliantly driven home by Mr. Hedges, I will now excerpt from the great Joe Bageant whose piece The Devil and Mr. Obama is a must read:

As you may know, Obama’s public approval ratings are taking a beating. Millions of his former cult members have awakened with a splitting hangover to find their pockets turned inside out and eviction notices on the doors of their 4,000 square foot subprime mortgaged cardboard fuck boxes. Many who voted for Obama out of disgust for the Bush regime are now listening to the Republicans again on their car radios as they drive around looking for a suitable place to hide their vehicles from the repo man. Don’t construe this as support for the GOP. It’s just the standard ping ponging of disappointment and disgust that comes after the honeymoon is over with any administration. Most Americans’ party affiliations are the same as they were when Bush was elected. After all, Obama did not get elected on a landslide by any means; he got 51% of the vote.

Right now his approval ratings are in the 40th percentile and would be headed for the basement of the league were it not for the residual effect of the Kool-Aid love fest a year ago. However, millions of American liberals remain faithful, and believe Obama will arise from the dead in the third year and ascend to glory. You will find them at Huffington Post.

This frustrating ping pong game in which the margin of first time, disenchanted and undecided voters are batted back and forth has become the whole of American elections. That makes both the Republican and Democratic parties very happy, since it keeps the game down to fighting the enemy they know, each other, as opposed to being forced to deal with the real issues, or worse yet, an independent or third party candidate who might have a solution or two.

Thus, the game is limited to two players between two corporate parties. One is the Republican Party, which believes we should hand over our lives and resources directly to the local Chamber of Commerce, so the chamber can deliver them to the big corporations. The other, the Democratic Party, believes we should hand our lives and resources to a Democratic administration — so it alone can deliver our asses to the big dogs who own the country. In the big picture it’s always about who gets to deliver the money to the Wall Street hyena pack.

Americans may be starting to get the big picture about politics, money and corporate power. But I doubt it. Given that most still believe the war on terrorism is real, and that terrorists always just happen to be found near gas and oil deposits, there is plenty of room left to blow more smoke up their asses. Especially considering how we are conditioned to go into blind fits of patriotism at the sight of the flag, an eagle, or the mention of “our heroes,” even if the heroes happen to be killing and maiming Muslim babies at the moment. Patriotism is a cataract that blinds us to all national discrepancies.

The entire long-running reality show that was the Obama deception and his administration’s cold and calculated Judas betrayal also has eroded any sort of identity that I had with the ‘left’. This especially goes for the apologists for the same damned things that they wanted to string up Bush by his balls for by cruise missile liberals makes me want to vomit. Really, those who defend Obama for the continuation of most of Bush’s policies, or “kept the machine set on kill” are not very different than the glazed eyed monsters who canonized Bush, the only substantive difference being that they haven’t embraced full blown torture….yet and it’s coming with the mass hysteria that is creeping through this lemming colony.

By choosing to focus on wedge culture war issues no matter how noble the cause may, be the ‘left’ has failed abysmally in only providing gasoline on the fire that is being ignited on the extreme right and this is going to be costly in impossible to overstate terms in the future as a new, ultra-virulent strain of cult of personality, anti-intellectual, Christian fascist vengeful malignancy percolates throughout this country. There is an ideologically driven cataclysm coming and it will have every bit the force of the Nazis, Stalinists or Khmer Rouge and the gutters will be filled with blood, the streets with violence and no guarantee of personal or family safety by the law or militarized police who will protect the wealthy and elites only while the shock troops hunt down liberals, gays and today’s Juden, the Muslims who have been so easily demonized by the Pentagon and the Zionists who seem to have reasserted an ugly but more subtle form of control with the newest blown out of proportion ‘terrorism’. The king of the Israeli fifth column in America, Senator Joseph Lieberman will soon be using his position as head of the Senate Heimat Security Committee to launch witch hunts and hold show trials which will rival those of Stalin and McCarthy and people like you and I will be accused of being ‘terrorist sympathaziers’, the propagand about white al Qaida has already been getting some mileage as the creeping cat feet of fascism march onwards. Just how important are social issues when the task of rolling back American fascism renders all else irrelevant?

Myself and others have warned about the triumphal premature celebrations in the defeat of the extreme right, electoral victories and half measures at silly centrist governance have allowed this vicious hydra to regenerate. The failure of the ‘left’ to generate the cohesiveness necessary in order to form a viable political mass movement and the embracement (no matter how tepid by some) of the corrupted Democratic party and the amateur that is Barack Obama has set up the dominoes perfectly for the perfect storm once the economic collapse finally does occur. The plethora of gay marriage iniatives in the early days of the insipid Obama administration smacked of a sort of arrogance among limousine liberals, as though the enemy had been vanquished and it was time to exact that revenge which would both terrible and satisfying in rolling back the dark ages iniatives or the Religious Right roundheads. But that focus provided cover for the rats that are the corporatists, banksters and lobbyists that rode into power tucked away inside Obama’s Trojan Horse and whose plunder and subsequent fall into public disfavor have driven Democrat and Obama’s poll ratings down faster than whaleshit sinking to the bottom of the sea and allowed the American fascists to regroup and now in the aftermath of the underwear bomber false flag, with the fear fresh anew the sheeple will tolerate ANY police state measures to protect their putrid little lives as they cower and submit.

I have a lot of friends on the left and I mean them no malice or insult in my breaking ranks, they are good people, probably better than I in that they are pure of heart and always seek to build a better society, to nurture and to foster love instead of hate. Sadly though, in the real world butterflies, zebras, moonbeams and fairy tales are just that, illusions when confronted with an enemy that recognizes no rules, decorum, compassion or fairness and when the time comes will happily leave liberals and progressives with only their eyes to cry with..if they are even that generous. You see, my friends never understood the nature of this war, and it is war and only those of staunch spirits, strong stomachs and the righteous tenacity to climb upon that wall and fight the bastards on their own terms are ultimately going to have a chance. As the ‘left’ is comprised today it can be dismissed, laughed at and generally ignored by the rotten bitches, bastards and corporations that run this system and that is exactly what Rahm Emanual, his sock puppet ‘boss’ and the rest of the establishment are doing, they are doing. Liberals and the ‘left’ have this view that ‘we are better than they are so we don’t have to stoop to their level’, but in the end they always lose.

As Nietzsche spoke of fighting monsters and warned of the abyss well it does look back but ultimately humanity is doomed to war, it is out nature and to deny that is the ultimate form of self denial. The best resistance against militarism, the police state and war is coming from the libertarian front, for example Justin Raimondo’s Antiwar.com, I also have long admired the Ron Paul movement for calls for ending the Federal Reserve although I have been more than a bit dismayed to see it so easily co-opted by the corporate teabaggers and the Dick Armey of Darkness, the Palinazis and the idiot buffoon racist Birthers and religious fanatic Birthers and so has one of the founders of the movement. There is however a good deal of misdirected but righteous anger out there that is too easily hijacked and misdirected into the fascist brigades that the ‘left’ has failed to take advantage of to bolster it’s power and rally around some sort of real cause rather than the agendas of identity groups seeking government action to redress a history of injustice.

I have always been an independent with views more compatible with the old left, the labor left and the intense focus on social issues in which the activists ignore basic economic fairness, antiwar, pro-civil liberties matters in order to waste energy tilting at windmills. Let’s face it, no matter how moral that the crusade for gay marriage may be (basically another civil rights fight to eliminate the sad fact that in 21st century America that there are still people who are treated as second class citizens and face institutionalized persecution) – it’s a loser with large demographic blocks that nothing short of a mass die out over a period of a few decades is going to resolve and while it sucks, it’s the truth, shit, millions of morons are ready to launch a civil war because the fucking President is black and until the numbers of these anachronisms are reduced America will always be defined by the hatred of the other, which of course will always be exploited for maximum political gain by fascists. The younger generations do not care about whether one is gay or straight or has a different skin color, they are far more tolerant and acceptable than their parents or grandparents but the reality is that as America is currently constituted this is a loser for the ‘left’ and energy would be better spent in fighting imperialism, economic royalism, a vast for profit prison gulag and a militarized police that is determined to keep it full.

Also, global warming (the carbon footprint is akin to a carbon jackboot stomping up and down on a human face while the speculators get richer than Midas), immigration ‘reform’ and the ugly sort of imperialist liberalism that supports more war, military spending and murder to promote pet causes such as women’s rights and other emotional based malarkey is just intolerable. The Empire is broke, women are oppressed by institutions within our own borders and the cycle of militarism will not be seriously challenged as long as there are cruise missile liberals determined to use force to be Team America global police. I saw an ugliness among too many liberals and progressives during the past summer’s Iranian uprising, the ‘Green Revolution’ not to be confused of course with ‘Green Shoots, or ‘Green Energy’ and the ‘left’s’ piling on the regime of the devil Ahmadinejad only served to reinforce the incessant neocon propaganda and Zionist right-wing warmongering that has the doomsday clock ticking towards World War III. In all liklihood, Israel will attack Iran at some point in the coming year, Obama’s infatuation with the phony war on terror will ensure that the U.S. is sucked in which will be catastrophic but now that the antiwar movement has been marginalized by the foulness that is the Democrat party, now that Cindy Sheehan has served her purpose and been unceremoniously dumped and now that the ‘left’ has once again failed to mobilize around any serious issue that has crossover appeal we are all helpless to stop it.

I will devote my energies to trying to assist whatever remains of the antiwar movement (which isn’t much after most of the larger groups were co-opted by the filthy corporatist Democrats and Raht Emanual), continue to support the abolishment (or at the least auditing) of the Federal Reserve, fight for a reigning in of excessive corporate power, rail against the abuses of civil liberties, the police state, torture and surveillance and the menace of globalization. In a sad land of ignorance and hostility that has institutionalized torture with about half the population being down with it just how long is it going to be until they actually start to torture the other half?

The ‘left’ is too fragmented and there are far too many internal squabbles to mount any sort of a counter-movement against this irrational, ignorant and mean army of darkness that is suckled at the teat of the imperialist warfare state and lives in a world of unreality fed by a lifetime of indoctrination to illusions and lies and I am getting off of that woebegone merry-go-round once and for all before it either kills me or drives me totally fucking batshit.


Revisiting the Tea Baggers: If there has been one group that I have been especially critical of it is the Republican co-opted Teabaggers, as the movement is currently infested with the dregs of American society, foul racists, neo-Nazis, Dick Armey of Darkness operatives, Palinazis, Beckers and religious fanatics my derision of them is justifiable. However, this fails to take into account the fact that there are millions of real pissed off Americans who are mobilizing and just lack the right guidance and knowledge. If you recall, the original tea parties were being held in the darkest years of the Bush-Cheney Axis of Evil reign of terror and were largely comprised of Ron Paul and 9/11 Truth Activists, this already in existence movement was then used by the establishment Republicans as an exo-skeleton into which they installed the insipid Glenn Beck as the face and promoted relentlessly on RNC propaganda television network FOX. From the intel that I receive there is actually a struggle for identity going on within this movement although you would never know it from the Democrat controlled propaganda organs. So there is some promise in a mass movement that liberals and the left are incapable of producing if the bigots, ignoramuses and operatives can be cast out as misfits, charlatans and shameless opportunists and this seems to be as good a place as any for an independent minded anarchist like me. Hey, Jesus hung with prostitutes, lepers and losers because they could actually be saved right?

While this movement is at least temporarily under the control of the vilest of swine that the oligarchy right-wing faction can dig up and who are firing up the dead enders, TV lobotomized zombies and easily fooled and made into useful idiot joiners it must be emphasized that the whole thing is still in play. There is a lot of righteous anger out there and it’s growing by the day and this whole thing could blow up like a MOAB on those who are seeking to exploit it. My very good friend Diane G, a hard core leftist journeyed into the snakepit at a teabagger rally in her homeground up in Michigan last year and found a bunch of pissed off people afraid and being manipulated by veterans and RNC style stooges. The vitriol was real but it was easily misdirected, largely because most of us are nothing more than ignorant sheep and manageable ants but were this sort of energy ever be redirected, say at Wall Street, the Pentagon, the insurance bloodsuckers, the corporations and the real rapists of America then watch the fuck out. The Republicans are playing with dynamite, for every misbegotten and fucked over by the system soul that worship the phony Glenn Beck as though he were some sort of modern day prophet instead of a real life Lonesome Rhodes, a career loser on the ultimate stage whose shelf life is only limited by his own propensity for self destruction there are others who realize that the man is an assclown and a fraud. I have to hand it to Alex Jones who denounces Beck on a regular basis as a tool who has only stolen his shtick and distilled it down for the masses of asses. This is a volitale mix and any foolish GOP huckster who doesn’t realize it is a fool on a megalomaniac level right up there with Karl Rove and the cartoonish house nigger Michael Steele.

One who seems to understand, at least on the level that an elitist swine who has long made a damned good living as a shit salesman for the privileged and connected can is columnist and media figure David Brooks of the phony librul New York Times. While not quite as successful as the pimp of globalization Thomas Friedman, Brooks is a reliable little lap doggie who can always be counted on to yap upon command. His latest piece, The Tea Party Teens is a fine example:

The Tea Party Teens

By DAVID BROOKS

The United States opens this decade in a sour mood. First, Americans are anxious about the future. Sixty-one percent of Americans believe the country is in decline, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey. Only 27 percent feel confident that their children’s generation will be better off than they are.

Second, Americans have lost faith in their institutions. During the great moments of social reform, at least 60 percent of Americans trusted government to do the right thing most of the time. Now, only a quarter have that kind of trust.

The country is evenly divided about President Obama, but state governments are in disrepute and confidence in Congress is at withering lows. As Frank Newport of the Gallup organization noted in his year-end wrap-up, “Americans have less faith in their elected representatives than ever before.”

Third, the new administration has not galvanized a popular majority. In almost every sphere of public opinion, Americans are moving away from the administration, not toward it. The Ipsos/McClatchy organizations have been asking voters which party can do the best job of handling a range of 13 different issues. During the first year of the Obama administration, the Republicans gained ground on all 13.

The public is not only shifting from left to right. Every single idea associated with the educated class has grown more unpopular over the past year.

The educated class believes in global warming, so public skepticism about global warming is on the rise. The educated class supports abortion rights, so public opinion is shifting against them. The educated class supports gun control, so opposition to gun control is mounting.

The story is the same in foreign affairs. The educated class is internationalist, so isolationist sentiment is now at an all-time high, according to a Pew Research Center survey. The educated class believes in multilateral action, so the number of Americans who believe we should “go our own way” has risen sharply.

A year ago, the Obama supporters were the passionate ones. Now the tea party brigades have all the intensity.

The tea party movement is a large, fractious confederation of Americans who are defined by what they are against. They are against the concentrated power of the educated class. They believe big government, big business, big media and the affluent professionals are merging to form self-serving oligarchy — with bloated government, unsustainable deficits, high taxes and intrusive regulation.

The tea party movement is mostly famous for its flamboyant fringe. But it is now more popular than either major party. According to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 41 percent of Americans have a positive view of the tea party movement. Only 35 percent of Americans have a positive view of the Democrats and only 28 percent have a positive view of the Republican Party.

The movement is especially popular among independents. The Rasmussen organization asked independent voters whom they would support in a generic election between a Democrat, a Republican and a tea party candidate. The tea party candidate won, with 33 percent of independents. Undecided came in second with 30 percent. The Democrats came in third with 25 percent and the Republicans fourth with 12 percent.

Over the course of this year, the tea party movement will probably be transformed. Right now, it is an amateurish movement with mediocre leadership. But several bright and polished politicians, like Marco Rubio of Florida and Gary Johnson of New Mexico, are unofficially competing to become its de facto leader. If they succeed, their movement is likely to outgrow its crude beginnings and become a major force in American politics. After all, it represents arguments that are deeply rooted in American history.

The Obama administration is premised on the conviction that pragmatic federal leaders with professional expertise should have the power to implement programs to solve the country’s problems. Many Americans do not have faith in that sort of centralized expertise or in the political class generally.

Moreover, the tea party movement has passion. Think back on the recent decades of American history — the way the hippies defined the 1960s; the feminists, the 1970s; the Christian conservatives, the 1980s. American history is often driven by passionate outsiders who force themselves into the center of American life.

In the near term, the tea party tendency will dominate the Republican Party. It could be the ruin of the party, pulling it in an angry direction that suburban voters will not tolerate. But don’t underestimate the deep reservoirs of public disgust. If there is a double-dip recession, a long period of stagnation, a fiscal crisis, a terrorist attack or some other major scandal or event, the country could demand total change, creating a vacuum that only the tea party movement and its inheritors would be in a position to fill.

Personally, I’m not a fan of this movement. But I can certainly see its potential to shape the coming decade.

Of course Brooks is playing the game, he is another Mockingbird, his suggestion of Jeb Bush protégé Marco Rubio as a potential leader of this movement is just more of the same mental masturbation that we are accustomed to and of course what is more important to the establishment than in keeping Nazi collaborators like the Bush Family and their operatives in power? It is no surprise that these stealthy elitist swine want that little greaseball Rubio, just like they trotted out Glenn Beck to co-opt the Ron Paul movement (and to a large degree crib from the Alex Jones show only run through a food processor for a better consistency of lemming food. This is the game people, Brooks like his cohorts over at the Washington Post like Howie Kurtz (hatchet job on Gary Webb) and Dana Milbank (Skull and Bones) ALWAYS side with the oligarchy all the while denying that such a thing even exists and poo poohing us commoners as so much rabble and tin foil hatters. ENOUGH ALREADY, the JIG IS UP.

The comments are great, Brooks is a country clubbing elitist swine masquerading as a journalist and I have long been on his case, check some of these out.

David, thank you for being honest in the last paragraph and admitting that you are not fond of what you call the tea party movement. Republican like you and Democrats like Obama are the same to most of us. You really think that your superior credentials grants you social wisdom and intelligfence. It doesn’t.

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I, too, feel betrayed by “elite” institutions, policy makers and businesspeople! And I am a relatively well-educated individual.

Globalization has not been a force for good, has not raised poor foreigners, has not benefited average US people, has not benefited any western nations’ national security. Deregulation? Likewise.

Why? Well, I guess, you’d have to ask the “crème de la crème” who have used average limitations and foreign poverty to aggrandize themselves and, thus, lined their own pockets with money at the expense of the broader world. It is an exceedingly short-sighted goal; n’est-ce pas? You cannot fool even them all of the time.

Certainly, globalization and deregulation might have worked. But, really, it seems that something must be done before it is too late. If we do not act to protect our way of life, to prop up the western middle-class and assure our standing, we will cede our place to peoples in whom we cannot trust and invite violent conflict at home and abroad.

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Who do you think the tea party voters are, Mr. Brooks? I am middle aged, post-graduate degreed and financially independent. I support full gay rights, including gay marriage. I believe in decriminalizing drugs, I believe in being a good steward to the environment, and to the less fortunate in my own community. But, I will probably vote with the tea partiers. I might even vote for one of their national candiates

You want to know why? The Bail-outs.

I will never support a political candidate who voted for or supported the bail-outs, and I will support any movement that is against the politicians who supported the bail-outs. I will donate money to candidate, even in other states, who loudly opposed the bail-outs.

I don’t consider myself a tea partier. I am not a joiner and I’ve never marched or demonstrated. But the bail-outs meant that capitalism and free market rules no longer applied in america. It meant that those with political connections were saved and allowed to grow and prosper, while those who had played by the rules suffered and paid.

This anger at the bail-outs will never go away for people like me. Obama supported the bail-outs. Most of the Democrats supported the bail-outs. Some of the Republicans supported the bail-outs. The real statesman; The politicans who cared enough to do right ; they loudly and vigourously opposed the bail-outs.

If the tea party people continue to be the people who oppose the bail-out people; then, the enemies of my enemies, are my new best friends.

AND

I may add this self-serving oligarchy is picking winners (ask Blankfein of GS, and other bankers), seizing wealth by having their buddies in the right place (Bernanke, Paulson, Summers, etc), while unemployment keeps rocketing up and middle class gets decimated.

The other day I read somewhere that the bailouts under both Obama and Bush most likely transferred more wealth to the rich than the tax cuts under Bush. Just think about that!

Both parties are identical; only the names/ faces change. The nation is slowing waking up to it, which is reflected in the growing popularity of the tea party followers.

I just pray that this campaign don’t get hijacked by some Republican nutcase politician, because this is really about looking for a third voice, an independent voice.

AND

The tea party folks and the political independents have at least one very significant thing in common: members of neither group want to be identified with either of the “established” parties. The rise of a third party is a possibility.
AND

Disappointment with President Obama is clear and justified. There is a defacto war in Pakistan in addition to the fighting in Afghanistan and Irag. Health care reform looks to be a boon to the large drug and insurance companies. The opportunity for serious financinal reform seems to have been lost. The dire need for creating jobs is ignored. Why wouldn’t any movement the promises something different be growing in popularity?

And one VERY IMPORTANT COMMENT which illustrates the problem with this movement, it has been hijacked by elitist payroll swine and foul GOP operatives. Perhaps some principled folks who are disillusioned by the ongoing big con can assist in weeding these swine out.

As long as the Tea Party folks allow Glen Beck and Sean Hannity to be their chief spokesmen, they will remain an interesting but unimportant political footnote.

And those are just a sampling from the first 20 or so of the 400 + comments that were left on the so-called liberal, former Judith Miller employing NYT site. Now as anyone with any common sense understands, David Brooks is a fraud, a boot licking pecksniffian puke, a mangy lapdog and an on-call shill for the oligarchy for those bullshit Sunday morning bloviation circuit shows when the establishment trots out the ‘experts’ along with veteran whores like John McCain and his butt buddies Joseph Lieberman and Lindsay Graham to piss down the backs of clueless regular Americans and swear to got that it’s raining. The handful of Sunday morning inside baseball swill drive the weekly media spin on any given issue, ensuring that the now standard left vs. right paradigm stays in place despite the fact that there is NEVER any substantive change in policy nor shift away from the elitist based society that we exist in. It’s all a dog and pony show, a big game of three card monte played on Main Street in a Potemkin Village renamed The Homeland and David Brooks is one of the chief shit shovellers who provide cover for the oligarchy. A man named Carroll Quigley once wrote in his massive historical book Tragedy and Hope that:


And there may have at the time been some truth in that statement but I doubt that Quigley ever envisioned the thorough rottenness of the political system, especially here in the United States. The necessity to maintain stability in any civilized form of society is not something that can be argued, we have seen through history what happens absent order when demagogues and lunatics can bring violence and suffering to millions based on lingering ethnic grudges and delusions of grandeur. Quigley’s statement relies on the idea that there is some sort of dignity present within the system not the widespread corruption that has us all at the mercy of a predatory state that serves those who have worked with relentless precision for decades to gain a stranglehold on political power through bribery, blackmail, intimidation and even assassinations. Our current two-party system is in the process of branding and yoking us all for delivery into bondage to the bloodsuckers and fiends that have hijacked the republic and turned it into a rancid spoils system with order kept by a burgeoning police state and a veritable gulag system of for profit prisons for all who dare to complain about it.

The one unmistakable aspect of Brooks’ column is FEAR because there IS something in the air and the key is what will eventually come of the tea party movement once the scum has been purged. I have been extremely critical of these people in the past, mockingly critical but I am guilty of generalizations and falling for the media propaganda of finding the most extremist elements and then hyping them as being indicative of all who are involved. Remember the Nixon era and the Vietnam era, it was always easy for the media to find the most radical leftists, the real bomb throwers, dirty hippies and acid juiced freaks and to use them as symbols of the antiwar movement. This of course was a lie, there was widespread opposition to Vietnam throughout the nation and as Nixon found out it extended to none other than Walter Cronkite whose proclamation that the war was “unwinnable” was devastating to the war freaks who nonetheless continued to feed the youth of America into an immoral charnel house to kill and be killed for the benefit of the Military Industrial Complex, the rising shadow government of the rogue CIA and their profiteering off of the illegal narcotics trade in the Golden Triangle and the political expedience of the predecessors to the swine and vermin who are this very day deeply entrenched as enemies of the American people in Washington.

I have recently gotten a chance to correspond with some people who I had not long ago (before the great Obama betrayal and the removal of the scales from my eyes) considered to be foes, nemeses and enemies including a man who I vilified as a “right wing Nazi”. There is nothing like a dagger in the back to assist with a change in perception. While there will always be areas of disagreement ideologically there are common grievances that outweigh all else. Principled conservatives are against big government and with the rise of the Homeland Security state that is just getting warmed up it is easy to understand why. As Barry Goldwater once put it “… a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have” and really, considering the direction that this monstrously corrupt system is growing exponentially and the Caesars that need meat for their ongoing wars just how long do you think it is going to be until confiscations, imprisonment and executions (preceeded by that good ole Jack Bauer style tough love of course) will be reality? The belief that America should mind our own business (wrongly slurred by propraganda pimps as isolationism and equated with the rise of Hitler..yawn) and stay the hell out of the rest of the world is another common cause as is the meddling of the government in the economy (there is a difference here in that I would not oppose government leveling the playing field rather than rewarding the wealthy with political connections) which in the past year has only put Wall Street high rollers back in the gambling business only with house money. I believe that the ‘left’ is making a huge mistake in not reaching out, I mean if Jane Hamsher of Firedog Lake and Grover Norquist (for Christ’s sake) can team up to call for that slimy little prick Rahm Emanuel’s resignation and Alan Grayson and Ron Paul can join forces to demand an audit of the Federal Reserve why not put aside the differences and work together towards fighting something important to all of us?

I recently remarked that Obama is nothing more than Lyndon Baines Johnson without the social programs, I now believe that was wrong, he is more like a modern day incarnation of Woodrow Wilson, warmonger and domestic tyrant whose iron fisted opposition to dissenters destroyed many a life and unjustly imprisoned those who dared to challenge the divine right of American imperialism to murder in the name of God, mother, country and theapple pie authoritarianism that has again reared it’s ugly head in the past decade, not that it ever left.

But I digress, back to my break with the ‘left’….
I have had it with the ‘left’ or what passes for it today, all of the fighting, the activism, the hard work and the heartache and for what? So that the DemocRAT party can sell us all out with a ridiculous farce of a health care reform bill that does nothing but deliver all of our asses into bondage to the insurance industry parasites? So that not only can the war in Afghanistan be escalated at the expense of any domestic resuscitation of the dying economy but additional conflicts in Pakistan, Iran and now Yemen can be opened? So that the Obama administration behind arch-criminal Rahm Emanuel can sip from the gold-plated money spigots and bestow government largesse on their crooked buddies in the financial services industry and on Wall Street? So that the ultimate indignity of seeing the Pope of Hope, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who used his acceptance speech as a forum for justifying more imperialism, wars of aggression and murder now resort to the same phony war on terror rhetoric of the Bushreich in sowing the seeds of fear in this diseased country of cowards? Congratulations liberals, while sitting at the card table continuing to double down on a pair of threes in the hope that your pathetic grasp on political power can be preserved while you flush every principle down the toilet while leering TSA goons are salivating over the prospect of masturbating themselves into unconsciousness at the naked little boys and girls that they will be ogling on those fancy new airport full body scanners. Pat yourselves on the backs, your cultural crusades are garbage, just as much rot as your counterparts on the extremist right and you too have never met a war that you couldn’t justify when it served YOUR interests and all of that unchecked power that is massed in the surveillance state, well it’s just not so important to fight it when your guy’s ass is ensconced upon the throne at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

What is really the difference between Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly or Rush Limbaugh and Keith Olbermann, blow job loving pothead Bill Maher, Rachel Mad Sow [sic] or poor old Mike Malloy, slowly and painfully going mad, eaten alive by his anger at not being able to stop any of this, a veteran of the psychic wars who as the BOC song goes has used up all his weapons and is helpless and bereaved – and my two cents worth of free advice to him is to just get the fuck out of this all, raise your daughter, enjoy your family and fuck the left, it’s just not worth it. Now the degeneration of the media darlings of the ‘left’ into nothing more than shills for the new order is as pathetic as it is predictable, Markos Moulitsas Zuniga once allegedly wrote a book called ‘Crashing the Gates’, but that is just too much work for once full of piss and vinegar liberals and progressives, now that they have won a few elections it is far easier to just have the castle master install a doggie door. Maddow, a damned good reporter whose nightly gig at MSNBC is as telling for a former Air America queen as the exiles of Randi Rhodes and Malloy into the wilderness is now dependent upon her ability to use her nightly platform to denounce intolerant bigots and buffoons and rail against phantoms like the John Birch Society in the early 1960s. Now I am very aware of the JBS history and dare I say that the current incarnation isn’t the great satan that it is portrayed as by some on the left. Hell, I am actually a lesser member (I don’t pay for the full ride) because I see more action from the JBS against the incursions of the fascist police state than I do from MoveOn and many of the other co-opted organs of the Democrat party. They came out against Bush’s abuses of the constitution and they do the same against O-Bushma and when I send out letters to my ‘representatives’ through their website I get responses, unlike from anything on the left which is simply laughed at by those in office, so toothless, neutered and ineffective have they become. There are some damned fine people in the John Birch Society despite some of the misguided crusades of the past and might I remind the liberals that the Democratic party’s history is not simon pure with racism, wars, Woodrow Wilson’s jihad against dissent and FDR’s internment of loyal Americans of Japanese descent in camps.
Again I digress….
While I have never been accused of being politically correct by anybody I fully support total equal rights for gays including the right to marry, my only problem is the focus on this rather than in a full effort to defeat fascism. I have many gay friends and as a former military member I knew closeted gays during my time of service and would rely on them any damned time over some dipshit Republican chickenhawk but the Democrat establishment is cynical, transparent and exploitative in their treatment of gays. It is pitiful and patronizing and the way that the powers that be on the ‘left’ use gays (they shit all over them and roll out set for life Rachel as some sort of nightly balm as though it suffices for the lashes on their backs) is exactly how the Republican faction of the money/war party jerks the chain of the Jesus freaks for their support for a vicous agenda that would crucify the long-haired troublemaker in a New York second if he were to return to earth tomorrow. That much was apparent when Obama rolled out the false prophet Rick Warren for the inauguration, too bad that Strom Thurmond wasn’t still alive or he could have made an official appearance as well. It’s a big tent with the DemocRATs, and it’s filled with clowns, geeks and hucksters, I mean fucking fat Eddie Schultz for Senate? Can it get any more surreal – and the ‘left’ has the audacity to complain about Fred Thompson, Curt Schilling or Arnold ‘son of a Nazi’ Schwarzenegger?

In fact the entire bogus system is a veritable self-licking ice cream cone (I borrowed that term from somewhere but I can’t remember) whenever the inflammatory distraction that is abortion is thrown into the ring and both sides immediately revert to their primal selves like the fucking caveman in Altered States and forget everything but a craving for fresh bloody meat. A pox of terminal, knee-jerk idiocy in America is the coin of the realm, my time spent in blogmark has taught me that one very important lesson if nothing else.

The left is at this moment in history busy disintegrating into a pool of illogical, conflicted toxic goo, the stench of terminal denial is as thick as the skulls of those who still deceive themselves that Barack Obama, the chess-master is just setting it all up to fall exactly right, like Michael Jordan in his prime tearing down the Piston defense with a cold and methodical precision, going through them to borrow from General George S. Patton “like shit through a tin horn”, it isn’t going to happen chumps. You voted for change and all that you got was a slicker version of William Jefferson Clinton who presided over NAFTA and the other anti-American trade deals like some peckerwood kahuna in years of yore swindling Injuns out of vast amounts of land for beads and baubles made out of paste. Slick Willie, I might add was a key in the corporate media consolidation that has allowed for the most kick ass propaganda machine since Goebbels and along with his Wall Street buddies sowed the seeds for the economic catastrophe that Obama and his financial ‘dream team’ now shoveling money into at the expense of the peasants in order to fill their campaign coffers for 2012.

Bill Clinton never should have been impeached for that vendetta by fascist fanatics like Richard Mellon Scaife and Kenneth Starr and their ilk over a fucking blowjob, the list of actual impeachable crimes started with giving Poppy Bush and his Iran-Contra cohorts a get out of jail free card. That little failure to enforce the laws came back to haunt us all for the American Reichstag Fire – 9/11 and the PNAC and every bastard mutation that evolved out of the afterbirth of Iran-Contra resurfaced to ensure that their dirty little coup d’etat and the eternal wars and subjugation has been out screaming TERRORISM ever since and now Americans must submit to having failed police officers who are just competent enough to latch on with TSA drool over their naked bodies and have the full power of the state to haul whoever the fuck that they want to into a private ‘screening’ room.

So now in early 2010, the second decade of the New American Century we are once again being cowed into a state of perpetual fear by a tyrannical government long ago taken over by blood barters and moneychangers and forced to give up even more of our dwindling liberty for temporary ‘security’. What in the fuck happened to this country? In the space of a decade it has become the largest colony of cowards, sheep and lemmings in the history of the planet.

Loose the Rats: I remember once when I was in my early twenties, a certain restaurant that I had worked for had become so intolerable that there was a parting of the ways (mutual of course) regarding employment. Well, said restaurant naturally had a pretty high turnover rate so myself and a fellow former wage slave conspired one night over many a beer (and I must admit a bit of weed) to seek revenge against the owners. We would go in on a stealth mission and create a disturbance that would be guaran-fucking-teed to cause maximum chaos. So we went to a local pet shop and purchased two live rats which we smuggled in during peak hours in our backpacks and while we swilled a few beers in a booth in the back, ate chicken wings and were generally looked at as scum by our former co-worker wait staff we had a hard time not pissing our pants. Well, when we were finished, we paid our bills and let the rats out of the backpacks and just left the fucking place….we never knew what happened and that was the beauty of it. Maybe the rats caused a total scene and a mass evacuation and maybe business was forever wrecked for those satanic pricks who owned the goddamned place – somehow I doubt it because the damned place stayed in business. Perhaps though, the owners found the rats first before they ran off the paying customers and caused a pox of word of mouth advertising that was up there with the Bubonic Plague and changed their ways, I don’t know and shit, I really don’t know exactly were I am going with this little thread so I digress…..

Maybe the moral of the pet shop rats is that it was a shock that could have actually have been naïve enough to think that such a futile and stupid act would have changed hearts and minds but that was back in the 80’s when things were different and there was still some semblance of actual fucking sanity in this rotten shell of a country, back when it was STILL POSSIBLE to avoid the coming forced anal probes by militarized Darth Vader police goons in local shopping malls. Nothing that I was ever going to do on the left, much like loosing the rats on those miserable, skinflint, authoritarian pricks who ran that shithole of an eatery was going to do a damned thing to change anything or any body, it was just plaintive wails from planet shit directed at the choir…amen.

So to those on the ‘left’ who I have joined in battle with over the years only to realize that it is ultimately a futile struggle I say good luck and may your efforts bring fruit and some degree of satisfaction so long as they do not conflict with mine. I am going it alone from this point onward, bound by no loyalty to ideology, faction or any group, that only belongs to those who are allies the bigger fight at hand now. I would implore you who are able to transcend your past prejudices, ideals and indoctrinations to become a bit less dogmatic and much more pragmatic in reaching out to those who not only can be saved but who also are trying to break free from their own conditioning.

The future depends on it.

Just my two cents

EE

The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.”

A Farewell to Arms: Why I Left ‘the Left’

Barack promised change — and sure enough, things changed for the worse

-Joe Bageant

To Hell with the ‘left’! I am finished, done, disillusioned and over it, the divorce papers have been filed and are now finalized and I am not going back. As of this day, I will no longer allow myself to be affiliated or endorse the ‘left’ in any way, shape or form. So long folks, it was real and it was fun but in the end it was unfulfilling and dare I say, a waste of time and effort. Is this overly harsh? Perhaps it is but the break has to be made and it can no longer be put off. I assure you, this was no hasty decision but rather something that has been a slow and agonizing process, a steady drip…drip…drip.., like Chinese water torture and suddenly the mind goes, the spirit breaks and the ugly reality of the situation cannot be denied or disguised. So to all of my good friends on the left I wish you the very best but I am no longer one of you and maybe I never was, it was never dogma to me only a desire for some sort of social fairness and a fair shot but the American left being a shell of it’s former self with labor broken and the DLC corporatists having taken over the Democratic party it has been reduced to shills for the Democrats and squabbling identity groups each with an agenda that prevents any sort of unity necessary for a mass movement for real change. Sucks but that is just the way it has to be.

During an extended break from over four years of constant writing, activism, some radio and a lot of anger that was being absorbed that was due to health reasons I had some time to reflect and reassess matters and I realized that a lot of what made it necessary to step back was at the root cause of my problems. It was no near death experience or anything but after four and a half years of balls to the wall, take no prisoners warfare against the deranged elements of the right, the Bushreich and the liars, crooks and war freaks who have destroyed this country it was an opportunity to observe for a change. And when peering into that abyss I saw much of what I despised as not unique to the right-wing extremists, they had their doppelganger counterparts who were every bit as cynical, corrupted and morally rotten their own special ways. While I have been heading in this direction anyway, the mass panic over the false flag underwear bomber and the renewal of post 9/11 bloodlust and fear is what finally did it. The ‘left’ and the Obama administration had the opportunity to exorcise these demons from America, to punish the war criminals, bail out the common folks and to stop the mass looting but didn’t so liberalism has failed. Leo Strauss was right after all, liberalism is an enabler of totalitarianism in that it allows it to grow by an utter failure to do what is necessary to behead the snakes on the hydra or to cut the cancer out prior to it metastasizing.

A man whose work I greatly admire and who has the actual credentials to call out anyone that he damned well pleases, author Chris Hedges made me realize that my decision to leave the failure of liberalism was absolutely the right thing to do. His fairly recent piece that earned him much scorn from the courtiers of Obama and the Rahm Emanuel corporatists and their apologists on the left entitled Liberals Are Useless brings it all home and I excerpt from this work by a longtime beacon of morality in our blood soaked and bogeyman infested Fantasy Land:

Liberals are a useless lot. They talk about peace and do nothing to challenge our permanent war economy. They claim to support the working class, and vote for candidates that glibly defend the North American Free Trade Agreement. They insist they believe in welfare, the right to organize, universal health care and a host of other socially progressive causes, and will not risk stepping out of the mainstream to fight for them. The only talent they seem to possess is the ability to write abject, cloying letters to Barack Obama—as if he reads them—asking the president to come back to his “true” self. This sterile moral posturing, which is not only useless but humiliating, has made America’s liberal class an object of public derision.

And

What is the breaking point? The criminal war of aggression in Iraq? The escalation of the war in Afghanistan? Forty-five thousand people dying a year because they can’t afford health insurance? The hollowing out of communities and sending the jobs to fascist and communist regimes overseas that know how to put the workers in their place? There is no breaking point. And when there is no breaking point you do not have a moral compass.”

And

I save my anger for our bankrupt liberal intelligentsia of which, sadly, I guess I am a member. Liberals are the defeated, self-absorbed Mouse Man in Dostoevsky’s “Notes From Underground.” They embrace cynicism, a cloak for their cowardice and impotence. They, like Dostoevsky’s depraved character, have come to believe that the “conscious inertia” of the underground surpasses all other forms of existence. They too use inaction and empty moral posturing, not to affect change but to engage in an orgy of self-adulation and self-pity. They too refuse to act or engage with anyone not cowering in the underground. This choice does not satisfy the Mouse Man, as it does not satisfy our liberal class, but neither has the strength to change. The gravest danger we face as a nation is not from the far right, although it may well inherit power, but from a bankrupt liberal class that has lost the will to fight and the moral courage to stand up for what it espouses.

Anyone who says he or she cares about the working class in this country should have walked out on the Democratic Party in 1994 with the passage of NAFTA. And it has only been downhill since. If welfare reform, the 1999 Financial Services Modernization Act, which gutted the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act—designed to prevent the kind of banking crisis we are now undergoing—and the craven decision by the Democratic Congress to continue to fund and expand our imperial wars were not enough to make you revolt, how about the refusal to restore habeas corpus, end torture in our offshore penal colonies, abolish George W. Bush’s secrecy laws or halt the warrantless wiretapping and monitoring of American citizens? The imperial projects and the corporate state have not altered under Obama. The state kills as ruthlessly and indiscriminately in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan as it did under Bush. It steals from the U.S. treasury as rapaciously to enrich the corporate elite. It, too, bows before the conservative Israel lobby, refuses to enact serious environmental or health care reform, regulate Wall Street, end our relationship with private mercenary contractors or stop handing obscene sums of money, some $1 trillion a year, to the military and arms industry. At what point do we stop being a doormat? At what point do we fight back? We may lose if we step outside the mainstream, but at least we will salvage our self-esteem and integrity.

I learned to dislike liberals when I lived in Roxbury, the inner-city in Boston, as a seminary student at Harvard Divinity School. I commuted into Cambridge to hear professors and students talk about empowering people they never met. It was the time of the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua. Spending two weeks picking coffee in that country and then coming back and talking about it for the rest of the semester was the best way to “credentialize” yourself as a revolutionary. But few of these “revolutionaries” found the time to spend 20 minutes on the Green Line to see where human beings in their own city were being warehoused little better than animals. They liked the poor, but they did not like the smell of the poor. It was a lesson I never forgot.

I was also at the time a member of the Greater Boston YMCA boxing team. We fought on Saturday nights for $25 in arenas in working-class neighborhoods like Charlestown. My closest friends were construction workers and pot washers. They worked hard. They believed in unions. They wanted a better life, which few of them ever got. We used to run five miles after our nightly training, passing through the Mission Main and Mission Extension Housing Projects, and they would joke, “I hope we get mugged.” They knew precisely what to do with people who abused them. They may not have been liberal, they may not have finished high school, but they were far more grounded than most of those I studied with across the Charles River. They would have felt awkward, and would have been made to feel awkward, at the little gatherings of progressive and liberal intellectuals at Harvard, but you could trust and rely on them.

I went on to spend two decades as a war correspondent. The qualities inherent in good soldiers or Marines, like the qualities I found among those boxers, are qualities I admire—self-sacrifice, courage, the ability to make decisions under stress, the capacity to endure physical discomfort, and a fierce loyalty to those around you, even if it puts you in greater danger. If liberals had even a bit of their fortitude we could have avoided this mess. But they don’t. So here we are again, begging Obama to be Obama. He is Obama. Obama is not the problem. We are.

Brilliantly driven home by Mr. Hedges, I will now excerpt from the great Joe Bageant whose piece The Devil and Mr. Obama is a must read:

As you may know, Obama’s public approval ratings are taking a beating. Millions of his former cult members have awakened with a splitting hangover to find their pockets turned inside out and eviction notices on the doors of their 4,000 square foot subprime mortgaged cardboard fuck boxes. Many who voted for Obama out of disgust for the Bush regime are now listening to the Republicans again on their car radios as they drive around looking for a suitable place to hide their vehicles from the repo man. Don’t construe this as support for the GOP. It’s just the standard ping ponging of disappointment and disgust that comes after the honeymoon is over with any administration. Most Americans’ party affiliations are the same as they were when Bush was elected. After all, Obama did not get elected on a landslide by any means; he got 51% of the vote.

Right now his approval ratings are in the 40th percentile and would be headed for the basement of the league were it not for the residual effect of the Kool-Aid love fest a year ago. However, millions of American liberals remain faithful, and believe Obama will arise from the dead in the third year and ascend to glory. You will find them at Huffington Post.

This frustrating ping pong game in which the margin of first time, disenchanted and undecided voters are batted back and forth has become the whole of American elections. That makes both the Republican and Democratic parties very happy, since it keeps the game down to fighting the enemy they know, each other, as opposed to being forced to deal with the real issues, or worse yet, an independent or third party candidate who might have a solution or two.

Thus, the game is limited to two players between two corporate parties. One is the Republican Party, which believes we should hand over our lives and resources directly to the local Chamber of Commerce, so the chamber can deliver them to the big corporations. The other, the Democratic Party, believes we should hand our lives and resources to a Democratic administration — so it alone can deliver our asses to the big dogs who own the country. In the big picture it’s always about who gets to deliver the money to the Wall Street hyena pack.

Americans may be starting to get the big picture about politics, money and corporate power. But I doubt it. Given that most still believe the war on terrorism is real, and that terrorists always just happen to be found near gas and oil deposits, there is plenty of room left to blow more smoke up their asses. Especially considering how we are conditioned to go into blind fits of patriotism at the sight of the flag, an eagle, or the mention of “our heroes,” even if the heroes happen to be killing and maiming Muslim babies at the moment. Patriotism is a cataract that blinds us to all national discrepancies.

The entire long-running reality show that was the Obama deception and his administration’s cold and calculated Judas betrayal also has eroded any sort of identity that I had with the ‘left’. This especially goes for the apologists for the same damned things that they wanted to string up Bush by his balls for by cruise missile liberals makes me want to vomit. Really, those who defend Obama for the continuation of most of Bush’s policies, or “kept the machine set on kill” are not very different than the glazed eyed monsters who canonized Bush, the only substantive difference being that they haven’t embraced full blown torture….yet and it’s coming with the mass hysteria that is creeping through this lemming colony.

By choosing to focus on wedge culture war issues no matter how noble the cause may, be the ‘left’ has failed abysmally in only providing gasoline on the fire that is being ignited on the extreme right and this is going to be costly in impossible to overstate terms in the future as a new, ultra-virulent strain of cult of personality, anti-intellectual, Christian fascist vengeful malignancy percolates throughout this country. There is an ideologically driven cataclysm coming and it will have every bit the force of the Nazis, Stalinists or Khmer Rouge and the gutters will be filled with blood, the streets with violence and no guarantee of personal or family safety by the law or militarized police who will protect the wealthy and elites only while the shock troops hunt down liberals, gays and today’s Juden, the Muslims who have been so easily demonized by the Pentagon and the Zionists who seem to have reasserted an ugly but more subtle form of control with the newest blown out of proportion ‘terrorism’. The king of the Israeli fifth column in America, Senator Joseph Lieberman will soon be using his position as head of the Senate Heimat Security Committee to launch witch hunts and hold show trials which will rival those of Stalin and McCarthy and people like you and I will be accused of being ‘terrorist sympathaziers’, the propagand about white al Qaida has already been getting some mileage as the creeping cat feet of fascism march onwards. Just how important are social issues when the task of rolling back American fascism renders all else irrelevant?

Myself and others have warned about the triumphal premature celebrations in the defeat of the extreme right, electoral victories and half measures at silly centrist governance have allowed this vicious hydra to regenerate. The failure of the ‘left’ to generate the cohesiveness necessary in order to form a viable political mass movement and the embracement (no matter how tepid by some) of the corrupted Democratic party and the amateur that is Barack Obama has set up the dominoes perfectly for the perfect storm once the economic collapse finally does occur. The plethora of gay marriage iniatives in the early days of the insipid Obama administration smacked of a sort of arrogance among limousine liberals, as though the enemy had been vanquished and it was time to exact that revenge which would both terrible and satisfying in rolling back the dark ages iniatives or the Religious Right roundheads. But that focus provided cover for the rats that are the corporatists, banksters and lobbyists that rode into power tucked away inside Obama’s Trojan Horse and whose plunder and subsequent fall into public disfavor have driven Democrat and Obama’s poll ratings down faster than whaleshit sinking to the bottom of the sea and allowed the American fascists to regroup and now in the aftermath of the underwear bomber false flag, with the fear fresh anew the sheeple will tolerate ANY police state measures to protect their putrid little lives as they cower and submit.

I have a lot of friends on the left and I mean them no malice or insult in my breaking ranks, they are good people, probably better than I in that they are pure of heart and always seek to build a better society, to nurture and to foster love instead of hate. Sadly though, in the real world butterflies, zebras, moonbeams and fairy tales are just that, illusions when confronted with an enemy that recognizes no rules, decorum, compassion or fairness and when the time comes will happily leave liberals and progressives with only their eyes to cry with..if they are even that generous. You see, my friends never understood the nature of this war, and it is war and only those of staunch spirits, strong stomachs and the righteous tenacity to climb upon that wall and fight the bastards on their own terms are ultimately going to have a chance. As the ‘left’ is comprised today it can be dismissed, laughed at and generally ignored by the rotten bitches, bastards and corporations that run this system and that is exactly what Rahm Emanual, his sock puppet ‘boss’ and the rest of the establishment are doing, they are doing. Liberals and the ‘left’ have this view that ‘we are better than they are so we don’t have to stoop to their level’, but in the end they always lose.

As Nietzsche spoke of fighting monsters and warned of the abyss well it does look back but ultimately humanity is doomed to war, it is out nature and to deny that is the ultimate form of self denial. The best resistance against militarism, the police state and war is coming from the libertarian front, for example Justin Raimondo’s Antiwar.com, I also have long admired the Ron Paul movement for calls for ending the Federal Reserve although I have been more than a bit dismayed to see it so easily co-opted by the corporate teabaggers and the Dick Armey of Darkness, the Palinazis and the idiot buffoon racist Birthers and religious fanatic Birthers and so has one of the founders of the movement. There is however a good deal of misdirected but righteous anger out there that is too easily hijacked and misdirected into the fascist brigades that the ‘left’ has failed to take advantage of to bolster it’s power and rally around some sort of real cause rather than the agendas of identity groups seeking government action to redress a history of injustice.

I have always been an independent with views more compatible with the old left, the labor left and the intense focus on social issues in which the activists ignore basic economic fairness, antiwar, pro-civil liberties matters in order to waste energy tilting at windmills. Let’s face it, no matter how moral that the crusade for gay marriage may be (basically another civil rights fight to eliminate the sad fact that in 21st century America that there are still people who are treated as second class citizens and face institutionalized persecution) – it’s a loser with large demographic blocks that nothing short of a mass die out over a period of a few decades is going to resolve and while it sucks, it’s the truth, shit, millions of morons are ready to launch a civil war because the fucking President is black and until the numbers of these anachronisms are reduced America will always be defined by the hatred of the other, which of course will always be exploited for maximum political gain by fascists. The younger generations do not care about whether one is gay or straight or has a different skin color, they are far more tolerant and acceptable than their parents or grandparents but the reality is that as America is currently constituted this is a loser for the ‘left’ and energy would be better spent in fighting imperialism, economic royalism, a vast for profit prison gulag and a militarized police that is determined to keep it full.

Also, global warming (the carbon footprint is akin to a carbon jackboot stomping up and down on a human face while the speculators get richer than Midas), immigration ‘reform’ and the ugly sort of imperialist liberalism that supports more war, military spending and murder to promote pet causes such as women’s rights and other emotional based malarkey is just intolerable. The Empire is broke, women are oppressed by institutions within our own borders and the cycle of militarism will not be seriously challenged as long as there are cruise missile liberals determined to use force to be Team America global police. I saw an ugliness among too many liberals and progressives during the past summer’s Iranian uprising, the ‘Green Revolution’ not to be confused of course with ‘Green Shoots, or ‘Green Energy’ and the ‘left’s’ piling on the regime of the devil Ahmadinejad only served to reinforce the incessant neocon propaganda and Zionist right-wing warmongering that has the doomsday clock ticking towards World War III. In all liklihood, Israel will attack Iran at some point in the coming year, Obama’s infatuation with the phony war on terror will ensure that the U.S. is sucked in which will be catastrophic but now that the antiwar movement has been marginalized by the foulness that is the Democrat party, now that Cindy Sheehan has served her purpose and been unceremoniously dumped and now that the ‘left’ has once again failed to mobilize around any serious issue that has crossover appeal we are all helpless to stop it.

I will devote my energies to trying to assist whatever remains of the antiwar movement (which isn’t much after most of the larger groups were co-opted by the filthy corporatist Democrats and Raht Emanual), continue to support the abolishment (or at the least auditing) of the Federal Reserve, fight for a reigning in of excessive corporate power, rail against the abuses of civil liberties, the police state, torture and surveillance and the menace of globalization. In a sad land of ignorance and hostility that has institutionalized torture with about half the population being down with it just how long is it going to be until they actually start to torture the other half?

The ‘left’ is too fragmented and there are far too many internal squabbles to mount any sort of a counter-movement against this irrational, ignorant and mean army of darkness that is suckled at the teat of the imperialist warfare state and lives in a world of unreality fed by a lifetime of indoctrination to illusions and lies and I am getting off of that woebegone merry-go-round once and for all before it either kills me or drives me totally fucking batshit.

Revisiting the Tea Baggers: If there has been one group that I have been especially critical of it is the Republican co-opted Teabaggers, as the movement is currently infested with the dregs of American society, foul racists, neo-Nazis, Dick Armey of Darkness operatives, Palinazis, Beckers and religious fanatics my derision of them is justifiable. However, this fails to take into account the fact that there are millions of real pissed off Americans who are mobilizing and just lack the right guidance and knowledge. If you recall, the original tea parties were being held in the darkest years of the Bush-Cheney Axis of Evil reign of terror and were largely comprised of Ron Paul and 9/11 Truth Activists, this already in existence movement was then used by the establishment Republicans as an exo-skeleton into which they installed the insipid Glenn Beck as the face and promoted relentlessly on RNC propaganda television network FOX. From the intel that I receive there is actually a struggle for identity going on within this movement although you would never know it from the Democrat controlled propaganda organs. So there is some promise in a mass movement that liberals and the left are incapable of producing if the bigots, ignoramuses and operatives can be cast out as misfits, charlatans and shameless opportunists and this seems to be as good a place as any for an independent minded anarchist like me. Hey, Jesus hung with prostitutes, lepers and losers because they could actually be saved right?

While this movement is at least temporarily under the control of the vilest of swine that the oligarchy right-wing faction can dig up and who are firing up the dead enders, TV lobotomized zombies and easily fooled and made into useful idiot joiners it must be emphasized that the whole thing is still in play. There is a lot of righteous anger out there and it’s growing by the day and this whole thing could blow up like a MOAB on those who are seeking to exploit it. My very good friend Diane G, a hard core leftist journeyed into the snakepit at a teabagger rally in her homeground up in Michigan last year and found a bunch of pissed off people afraid and being manipulated by veterans and RNC style stooges. The vitriol was real but it was easily misdirected, largely because most of us are nothing more than ignorant sheep and manageable ants but were this sort of energy ever be redirected, say at Wall Street, the Pentagon, the insurance bloodsuckers, the corporations and the real rapists of America then watch the fuck out. The Republicans are playing with dynamite, for every misbegotten and fucked over by the system soul that worship the phony Glenn Beck as though he were some sort of modern day prophet instead of a real life Lonesome Rhodes, a career loser on the ultimate stage whose shelf life is only limited by his own propensity for self destruction there are others who realize that the man is an assclown and a fraud. I have to hand it to Alex Jones who denounces Beck on a regular basis as a tool who has only stolen his shtick and distilled it down for the masses of asses. This is a volitale mix and any foolish GOP huckster who doesn’t realize it is a fool on a megalomaniac level right up there with Karl Rove and the cartoonish house nigger Michael Steele.

One who seems to understand, at least on the level that an elitist swine who has long made a damned good living as a shit salesman for the privileged and connected can is columnist and media figure David Brooks of the phony librul New York Times. While not quite as successful as the pimp of globalization Thomas Friedman, Brooks is a reliable little lap doggie who can always be counted on to yap upon command. His latest piece, The Tea Party Teens is a fine example:

The Tea Party Teens

By DAVID BROOKS

The United States opens this decade in a sour mood. First, Americans are anxious about the future. Sixty-one percent of Americans believe the country is in decline, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey. Only 27 percent feel confident that their children’s generation will be better off than they are.

Second, Americans have lost faith in their institutions. During the great moments of social reform, at least 60 percent of Americans trusted government to do the right thing most of the time. Now, only a quarter have that kind of trust.

The country is evenly divided about President Obama, but state governments are in disrepute and confidence in Congress is at withering lows. As Frank Newport of the Gallup organization noted in his year-end wrap-up, “Americans have less faith in their elected representatives than ever before.”

Third, the new administration has not galvanized a popular majority. In almost every sphere of public opinion, Americans are moving away from the administration, not toward it. The Ipsos/McClatchy organizations have been asking voters which party can do the best job of handling a range of 13 different issues. During the first year of the Obama administration, the Republicans gained ground on all 13.

The public is not only shifting from left to right. Every single idea associated with the educated class has grown more unpopular over the past year.

The educated class believes in global warming, so public skepticism about global warming is on the rise. The educated class supports abortion rights, so public opinion is shifting against them. The educated class supports gun control, so opposition to gun control is mounting.

The story is the same in foreign affairs. The educated class is internationalist, so isolationist sentiment is now at an all-time high, according to a Pew Research Center survey. The educated class believes in multilateral action, so the number of Americans who believe we should “go our own way” has risen sharply.

A year ago, the Obama supporters were the passionate ones. Now the tea party brigades have all the intensity.

The tea party movement is a large, fractious confederation of Americans who are defined by what they are against. They are against the concentrated power of the educated class. They believe big government, big business, big media and the affluent professionals are merging to form self-serving oligarchy — with bloated government, unsustainable deficits, high taxes and intrusive regulation.

The tea party movement is mostly famous for its flamboyant fringe. But it is now more popular than either major party. According to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 41 percent of Americans have a positive view of the tea party movement. Only 35 percent of Americans have a positive view of the Democrats and only 28 percent have a positive view of the Republican Party.

The movement is especially popular among independents. The Rasmussen organization asked independent voters whom they would support in a generic election between a Democrat, a Republican and a tea party candidate. The tea party candidate won, with 33 percent of independents. Undecided came in second with 30 percent. The Democrats came in third with 25 percent and the Republicans fourth with 12 percent.

Over the course of this year, the tea party movement will probably be transformed. Right now, it is an amateurish movement with mediocre leadership. But several bright and polished politicians, like Marco Rubio of Florida and Gary Johnson of New Mexico, are unofficially competing to become its de facto leader. If they succeed, their movement is likely to outgrow its crude beginnings and become a major force in American politics. After all, it represents arguments that are deeply rooted in American history.

The Obama administration is premised on the conviction that pragmatic federal leaders with professional expertise should have the power to implement programs to solve the country’s problems. Many Americans do not have faith in that sort of centralized expertise or in the political class generally.

Moreover, the tea party movement has passion. Think back on the recent decades of American history — the way the hippies defined the 1960s; the feminists, the 1970s; the Christian conservatives, the 1980s. American history is often driven by passionate outsiders who force themselves into the center of American life.

In the near term, the tea party tendency will dominate the Republican Party. It could be the ruin of the party, pulling it in an angry direction that suburban voters will not tolerate. But don’t underestimate the deep reservoirs of public disgust. If there is a double-dip recession, a long period of stagnation, a fiscal crisis, a terrorist attack or some other major scandal or event, the country could demand total change, creating a vacuum that only the tea party movement and its inheritors would be in a position to fill.

Personally, I’m not a fan of this movement. But I can certainly see its potential to shape the coming decade.

Of course Brooks is playing the game, he is another Mockingbird, his suggestion of Jeb Bush protégé Marco Rubio as a potential leader of this movement is just more of the same mental masturbation that we are accustomed to and of course what is more important to the establishment than in keeping Nazi collaborators like the Bush Family and their operatives in power? It is no surprise that these stealthy elitist swine want that little greaseball Rubio, just like they trotted out Glenn Beck to co-opt the Ron Paul movement (and to a large degree crib from the Alex Jones show only run through a food processor for a better consistency of lemming food. This is the game people, Brooks like his cohorts over at the Washington Post like Howie Kurtz (hatchet job on Gary Webb) and Dana Milbank (Skull and Bones) ALWAYS side with the oligarchy all the while denying that such a thing even exists and poo poohing us commoners as so much rabble and tin foil hatters. ENOUGH ALREADY, the JIG IS UP.

The comments are great, Brooks is a country clubbing elitist swine masquerading as a journalist and I have long been on his case, check some of these out.

David, thank you for being honest in the last paragraph and admitting that you are not fond of what you call the tea party movement. Republican like you and Democrats like Obama are the same to most of us. You really think that your superior credentials grants you social wisdom and intelligfence. It doesn’t.

And

I, too, feel betrayed by “elite” institutions, policy makers and businesspeople! And I am a relatively well-educated individual.

Globalization has not been a force for good, has not raised poor foreigners, has not benefited average US people, has not benefited any western nations’ national security. Deregulation? Likewise.

Why? Well, I guess, you’d have to ask the “crème de la crème” who have used average limitations and foreign poverty to aggrandize themselves and, thus, lined their own pockets with money at the expense of the broader world. It is an exceedingly short-sighted goal; n’est-ce pas? You cannot fool even them all of the time.

Certainly, globalization and deregulation might have worked. But, really, it seems that something must be done before it is too late. If we do not act to protect our way of life, to prop up the western middle-class and assure our standing, we will cede our place to peoples in whom we cannot trust and invite violent conflict at home and abroad.

And

Who do you think the tea party voters are, Mr. Brooks? I am middle aged, post-graduate degreed and financially independent. I support full gay rights, including gay marriage. I believe in decriminalizing drugs, I believe in being a good steward to the environment, and to the less fortunate in my own community. But, I will probably vote with the tea partiers. I might even vote for one of their national candiates

You want to know why? The Bail-outs.

I will never support a political candidate who voted for or supported the bail-outs, and I will support any movement that is against the politicians who supported the bail-outs. I will donate money to candidate, even in other states, who loudly opposed the bail-outs.

I don’t consider myself a tea partier. I am not a joiner and I’ve never marched or demonstrated. But the bail-outs meant that capitalism and free market rules no longer applied in america. It meant that those with political connections were saved and allowed to grow and prosper, while those who had played by the rules suffered and paid.

This anger at the bail-outs will never go away for people like me. Obama supported the bail-outs. Most of the Democrats supported the bail-outs. Some of the Republicans supported the bail-outs. The real statesman; The politicans who cared enough to do right ; they loudly and vigourously opposed the bail-outs.

If the tea party people continue to be the people who oppose the bail-out people; then, the enemies of my enemies, are my new best friends.

AND

I may add this self-serving oligarchy is picking winners (ask Blankfein of GS, and other bankers), seizing wealth by having their buddies in the right place (Bernanke, Paulson, Summers, etc), while unemployment keeps rocketing up and middle class gets decimated.

The other day I read somewhere that the bailouts under both Obama and Bush most likely transferred more wealth to the rich than the tax cuts under Bush. Just think about that!

Both parties are identical; only the names/ faces change. The nation is slowing waking up to it, which is reflected in the growing popularity of the tea party followers.

I just pray that this campaign don’t get hijacked by some Republican nutcase politician, because this is really about looking for a third voice, an independent voice.

AND

The tea party folks and the political independents have at least one very significant thing in common: members of neither group want to be identified with either of the “established” parties. The rise of a third party is a possibility.

AND

Disappointment with President Obama is clear and justified. There is a defacto war in Pakistan in addition to the fighting in Afghanistan and Irag. Health care reform looks to be a boon to the large drug and insurance companies. The opportunity for serious financinal reform seems to have been lost. The dire need for creating jobs is ignored. Why wouldn’t any movement the promises something different be growing in popularity?

And one VERY IMPORTANT COMMENT which illustrates the problem with this movement, it has been hijacked by elitist payroll swine and foul GOP operatives. Perhaps some principled folks who are disillusioned by the ongoing big con can assist in weeding these swine out.

As long as the Tea Party folks allow Glen Beck and Sean Hannity to be their chief spokesmen, they will remain an interesting but unimportant political footnote.

And those are just a sampling from the first 20 or so of the 400 + comments that were left on the so-called liberal, former Judith Miller employing NYT site. Now as anyone with any common sense understands, David Brooks is a fraud, a boot licking pecksniffian puke, a mangy lapdog and an on-call shill for the oligarchy for those bullshit Sunday morning bloviation circuit shows when the establishment trots out the ‘experts’ along with veteran whores like John McCain and his butt buddies Joseph Lieberman and Lindsay Graham to piss down the backs of clueless regular Americans and swear to got that it’s raining. The handful of Sunday morning inside baseball swill drive the weekly media spin on any given issue, ensuring that the now standard left vs. right paradigm stays in place despite the fact that there is NEVER any substantive change in policy nor shift away from the elitist based society that we exist in. It’s all a dog and pony show, a big game of three card monte played on Main Street in a Potemkin Village renamed The Homeland and David Brooks is one of the chief shit shovellers who provide cover for the oligarchy. A man named Carroll Quigley once wrote in his massive historical book Tragedy and Hope that:

The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.”


And there may have at the time been some truth in that statement but I doubt that Quigley ever envisioned the thorough rottenness of the political system, especially here in the United States. The necessity to maintain stability in any civilized form of society is not something that can be argued, we have seen through history what happens absent order when demagogues and lunatics can bring violence and suffering to millions based on lingering ethnic grudges and delusions of grandeur. Quigley’s statement relies on the idea that there is some sort of dignity present within the system not the widespread corruption that has us all at the mercy of a predatory state that serves those who have worked with relentless precision for decades to gain a stranglehold on political power through bribery, blackmail, intimidation and even assassinations. Our current two-party system is in the process of branding and yoking us all for delivery into bondage to the bloodsuckers and fiends that have hijacked the republic and turned it into a rancid spoils system with order kept by a burgeoning police state and a veritable gulag system of for profit prisons for all who dare to complain about it.

The one unmistakable aspect of Brooks’ column is FEAR because there IS something in the air and the key is what will eventually come of the tea party movement once the scum has been purged. I have been extremely critical of these people in the past, mockingly critical but I am guilty of generalizations and falling for the media propaganda of finding the most extremist elements and then hyping them as being indicative of all who are involved. Remember the Nixon era and the Vietnam era, it was always easy for the media to find the most radical leftists, the real bomb throwers, dirty hippies and acid juiced freaks and to use them as symbols of the antiwar movement. This of course was a lie, there was widespread opposition to Vietnam throughout the nation and as Nixon found out it extended to none other than Walter Cronkite whose proclamation that the war was “unwinnable” was devastating to the war freaks who nonetheless continued to feed the youth of America into an immoral charnel house to kill and be killed for the benefit of the Military Industrial Complex, the rising shadow government of the rogue CIA and their profiteering off of the illegal narcotics trade in the Golden Triangle and the political expedience of the predecessors to the swine and vermin who are this very day deeply entrenched as enemies of the American people in Washington.

I have recently gotten a chance to correspond with some people who I had not long ago (before the great Obama betrayal and the removal of the scales from my eyes) considered to be foes, nemeses and enemies including a man who I vilified as a “right wing Nazi”. There is nothing like a dagger in the back to assist with a change in perception. While there will always be areas of disagreement ideologically there are common grievances that outweigh all else. Principled conservatives are against big government and with the rise of the Homeland Security state that is just getting warmed up it is easy to understand why. As Barry Goldwater once put it “… a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have” and really, considering the direction that this monstrously corrupt system is growing exponentially and the Caesars that need meat for their ongoing wars just how long do you think it is going to be until confiscations, imprisonment and executions (preceeded by that good ole Jack Bauer style tough love of course) will be reality? The belief that America should mind our own business (wrongly slurred by propraganda pimps as isolationism and equated with the rise of Hitler..yawn) and stay the hell out of the rest of the world is another common cause as is the meddling of the government in the economy (there is a difference here in that I would not oppose government leveling the playing field rather than rewarding the wealthy with political connections) which in the past year has only put Wall Street high rollers back in the gambling business only with house money. I believe that the ‘left’ is making a huge mistake in not reaching out, I mean if Jane Hamsher of Firedog Lake and Grover Norquist (for Christ’s sake) can team up to call for that slimy little prick Rahm Emanuel’s resignation and Alan Grayson and Ron Paul can join forces to demand an audit of the Federal Reserve why not put aside the differences and work together towards fighting something important to all of us?

I recently remarked that Obama is nothing more than Lyndon Baines Johnson without the social programs, I now believe that was wrong, he is more like a modern day incarnation of Woodrow Wilson, warmonger and domestic tyrant whose iron fisted opposition to dissenters destroyed many a life and unjustly imprisoned those who dared to challenge the divine right of American imperialism to murder in the name of God, mother, country and theapple pie authoritarianism that has again reared it’s ugly head in the past decade, not that it ever left.

But I digress, back to my break with the ‘left’….

I have had it with the ‘left’ or what passes for it today, all of the fighting, the activism, the hard work and the heartache and for what? So that the DemocRAT party can sell us all out with a ridiculous farce of a health care reform bill that does nothing but deliver all of our asses into bondage to the insurance industry parasites? So that not only can the war in Afghanistan be escalated at the expense of any domestic resuscitation of the dying economy but additional conflicts in Pakistan, Iran and now Yemen can be opened? So that the Obama administration behind arch-criminal Rahm Emanuel can sip from the gold-plated money spigots and bestow government largesse on their crooked buddies in the financial services industry and on Wall Street? So that the ultimate indignity of seeing the Pope of Hope, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who used his acceptance speech as a forum for justifying more imperialism, wars of aggression and murder now resort to the same phony war on terror rhetoric of the Bushreich in sowing the seeds of fear in this diseased country of cowards? Congratulations liberals, while sitting at the card table continuing to double down on a pair of threes in the hope that your pathetic grasp on political power can be preserved while you flush every principle down the toilet while leering TSA goons are salivating over the prospect of masturbating themselves into unconsciousness at the naked little boys and girls that they will be ogling on those fancy new airport full body scanners. Pat yourselves on the backs, your cultural crusades are garbage, just as much rot as your counterparts on the extremist right and you too have never met a war that you couldn’t justify when it served YOUR interests and all of that unchecked power that is massed in the surveillance state, well it’s just not so important to fight it when your guy’s ass is ensconced upon the throne at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

What is really the difference between Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly or Rush Limbaugh and Keith Olbermann, blow job loving pothead Bill Maher, Rachel Mad Sow [sic] or poor old Mike Malloy, slowly and painfully going mad, eaten alive by his anger at not being able to stop any of this, a veteran of the psychic wars who as the BOC song goes has used up all his weapons and is helpless and bereaved – and my two cents worth of free advice to him is to just get the fuck out of this all, raise your daughter, enjoy your family and fuck the left, it’s just not worth it. Now the degeneration of the media darlings of the ‘left’ into nothing more than shills for the new order is as pathetic as it is predictable, Markos Moulitsas Zuniga once allegedly wrote a book called ‘Crashing the Gates’, but that is just too much work for once full of piss and vinegar liberals and progressives, now that they have won a few elections it is far easier to just have the castle master install a doggie door. Maddow, a damned good reporter whose nightly gig at MSNBC is as telling for a former Air America queen as the exiles of Randi Rhodes and Malloy into the wilderness is now dependent upon her ability to use her nightly platform to denounce intolerant bigots and buffoons and rail against phantoms like the John Birch Society in the early 1960s. Now I am very aware of the JBS history and dare I say that the current incarnation isn’t the great satan that it is portrayed as by some on the left. Hell, I am actually a lesser member (I don’t pay for the full ride) because I see more action from the JBS against the incursions of the fascist police state than I do from MoveOn and many of the other co-opted organs of the Democrat party. They came out against Bush’s abuses of the constitution and they do the same against O-Bushma and when I send out letters to my ‘representatives’ through their website I get responses, unlike from anything on the left which is simply laughed at by those in office, so toothless, neutered and ineffective have they become. There are some damned fine people in the John Birch Society despite some of the misguided crusades of the past and might I remind the liberals that the Democratic party’s history is not simon pure with racism, wars, Woodrow Wilson’s jihad against dissent and FDR’s internment of loyal Americans of Japanese descent in camps.

Again I digress….

While I have never been accused of being politically correct by anybody I fully support total equal rights for gays including the right to marry, my only problem is the focus on this rather than in a full effort to defeat fascism. I have many gay friends and as a former military member I knew closeted gays during my time of service and would rely on them any damned time over some dipshit Republican chickenhawk but the Democrat establishment is cynical, transparent and exploitative in their treatment of gays. It is pitiful and patronizing and the way that the powers that be on the ‘left’ use gays (they shit all over them and roll out set for life Rachel as some sort of nightly balm as though it suffices for the lashes on their backs) is exactly how the Republican faction of the money/war party jerks the chain of the Jesus freaks for their support for a vicous agenda that would crucify the long-haired troublemaker in a New York second if he were to return to earth tomorrow. That much was apparent when Obama rolled out the false prophet Rick Warren for the inauguration, too bad that Strom Thurmond wasn’t still alive or he could have made an official appearance as well. It’s a big tent with the DemocRATs, and it’s filled with clowns, geeks and hucksters, I mean fucking fat Eddie Schultz for Senate? Can it get any more surreal – and the ‘left’ has the audacity to complain about Fred Thompson, Curt Schilling or Arnold ‘son of a Nazi’ Schwarzenegger?

In fact the entire bogus system is a veritable self-licking ice cream cone (I borrowed that term from somewhere but I can’t remember) whenever the inflammatory distraction that is abortion is thrown into the ring and both sides immediately revert to their primal selves like the fucking caveman in Altered States and forget everything but a craving for fresh bloody meat. A pox of terminal, knee-jerk idiocy in America is the coin of the realm, my time spent in blogmark has taught me that one very important lesson if nothing else.

The left is at this moment in history busy disintegrating into a pool of illogical, conflicted toxic goo, the stench of terminal denial is as thick as the skulls of those who still deceive themselves that Barack Obama, the chess-master is just setting it all up to fall exactly right, like Michael Jordan in his prime tearing down the Piston defense with a cold and methodical precision, going through them to borrow from General George S. Patton “like shit through a tin horn”, it isn’t going to happen chumps. You voted for change and all that you got was a slicker version of William Jefferson Clinton who presided over NAFTA and the other anti-American trade deals like some peckerwood kahuna in years of yore swindling Injuns out of vast amounts of land for beads and baubles made out of paste. Slick Willie, I might add was a key in the corporate media consolidation that has allowed for the most kick ass propaganda machine since Goebbels and along with his Wall Street buddies sowed the seeds for the economic catastrophe that Obama and his financial ‘dream team’ now shoveling money into at the expense of the peasants in order to fill their campaign coffers for 2012.

Bill Clinton never should have been impeached for that vendetta by fascist fanatics like Richard Mellon Scaife and Kenneth Starr and their ilk over a fucking blowjob, the list of actual impeachable crimes started with giving Poppy Bush and his Iran-Contra cohorts a get out of jail free card. That little failure to enforce the laws came back to haunt us all for the American Reichstag Fire – 9/11 and the PNAC and every bastard mutation that evolved out of the afterbirth of Iran-Contra resurfaced to ensure that their dirty little coup d’etat and the eternal wars and subjugation has been out screaming TERRORISM ever since and now Americans must submit to having failed police officers who are just competent enough to latch on with TSA drool over their naked bodies and have the full power of the state to haul whoever the fuck that they want to into a private ‘screening’ room.

So now in early 2010, the second decade of the New American Century we are once again being cowed into a state of perpetual fear by a tyrannical government long ago taken over by blood barters and moneychangers and forced to give up even more of our dwindling liberty for temporary ‘security’. What in the fuck happened to this country? In the space of a decade it has become the largest colony of cowards, sheep and lemmings in the history of the planet.

Loose the Rats: I remember once when I was in my early twenties, a certain restaurant that I had worked for had become so intolerable that there was a parting of the ways (mutual of course) regarding employment. Well, said restaurant naturally had a pretty high turnover rate so myself and a fellow former wage slave conspired one night over many a beer (and I must admit a bit of weed) to seek revenge against the owners. We would go in on a stealth mission and create a disturbance that would be guaran-fucking-teed to cause maximum chaos. So we went to a local pet shop and purchased two live rats which we smuggled in during peak hours in our backpacks and while we swilled a few beers in a booth in the back, ate chicken wings and were generally looked at as scum by our former co-worker wait staff we had a hard time not pissing our pants. Well, when we were finished, we paid our bills and let the rats out of the backpacks and just left the fucking place….we never knew what happened and that was the beauty of it. Maybe the rats caused a total scene and a mass evacuation and maybe business was forever wrecked for those satanic pricks who owned the goddamned place – somehow I doubt it because the damned place stayed in business. Perhaps though, the owners found the rats first before they ran off the paying customers and caused a pox of word of mouth advertising that was up there with the Bubonic Plague and changed their ways, I don’t know and shit, I really don’t know exactly were I am going with this little thread so I digress…..

Maybe the moral of the pet shop rats is that it was a shock that could have actually have been naïve enough to think that such a futile and stupid act would have changed hearts and minds but that was back in the 80’s when things were different and there was still some semblance of actual fucking sanity in this rotten shell of a country, back when it was STILL POSSIBLE to avoid the coming forced anal probes by militarized Darth Vader police goons in local shopping malls. Nothing that I was ever going to do on the left, much like loosing the rats on those miserable, skinflint, authoritarian pricks who ran that shithole of an eatery was going to do a damned thing to change anything or any body, it was just plaintive wails from planet shit directed at the choir…amen.

So to those on the ‘left’ who I have joined in battle with over the years only to realize that it is ultimately a futile struggle I say good luck and may your efforts bring fruit and some degree of satisfaction so long as they do not conflict with mine. I am going it alone from this point onward, bound by no loyalty to ideology, faction or any group, that only belongs to those who are allies the bigger fight at hand now. I would implore you who are able to transcend your past prejudices, ideals and indoctrinations to become a bit less dogmatic and much more pragmatic in reaching out to those who not only can be saved but who also are trying to break free from their own conditioning.

The future depends on it.

Just my two cents

EE

Nice Job Ron Paul Schmucks

The carnival of perversion that was the Becker march on Washington over the weekend only makes it more painfully apparent that the Ron Paul movement which I used to admire as the most energetic and vibrant phenomenom in American politics of late is officially dead. Stick a fork in their asses, they’re done. They have been hijacked (very easily I might add) and used as an exo-skeleton for the drooling, jackbooted, race baiting, anti-intellectual fascism that is eating the country from within as termites and exemplified by the hero of millions FOX’s Glenn Beck.

The recent Astroturf town hall thuggery, reminiscent of the early day’s of Hitler’s S.A. has set the nation dangerously on a course towards violence in that the Beckers, Birthers, Deathers and assorted other haters and miscreants marshalled into an angry army and sent forth by a sordid collection of high-rolling lobbyists for tax chiselers, multi-national corporations, health care industry parasites and Wall Street looters to rage against their own self interests in ugly public spectacles that would be funny were they not so resplendently gruesome. There are two really amazing contradictions to all of this hoopla and hatred the first being that the Pope of Hope, Barack Obama is a Socialist, not that this can penetrate the thick skulls of the teabaggers or take up residence in their pea brains but Socialists do NOT bail out banks they nationalize them, clean them up, and then fire the bastards (or more preferably prosecute the thieves) and sell the banks back to private interests who will run the damned things honestly. Secondly, and far more importantly it is ludicrous for a deranged demagogue like Beck to gin up the latest version of the McCarthyist Red Scare when his boss, a foreign pig named Rupert Murdoch likely gets one hell of a huge erection when the potential to do business with the Communist Chinese arises. Sad that in America such inconvenient truths are lost in the deluge of rancid filth, lies, racism, fear mongering and fourth grade level namecalling that is the new standard of what passes for what used to be conservatism.

Now to my main point, the fifth-columnists, right-wing extremist sleeper cells, guardians of the legacy of Dick Cheney and the protectors of the oligarchy have been made successful beyond their wildest dreams by infiltrating and essentially taking over the Ron Paul movement. Now I have taken a lot of grief over the years by my liberal friends for throwing in with the Paul folks despite my serious differences on economic philosophy but there was something there that had crossover appeal. It was the principled calls for the accountability from the Federal Reserve, a pack of jackals and banksters if there ever was one and a body that is about as federal as Fedex, thereby making it a rogue organization and totally unaccountable as well as largely responsible for the destruction of the U.S. economy and the transformation of the dollar into so much toilet paper.

The Ron Paul movement also stood for the end of the reckless and murderous imperialist wars that have brought the republic to the brink of bankruptcy as well as a restoration of the civil liberties that were stolen from us all by the Bush-Cheney-Neocon Axis of Evil with the phony ‘terrorist’ attacks of 9/11 as an excuse. It was a movement that had principle, energy, serious intellectual legitimacy and momentum. Now it has all been pissed away by throwing in with the dregs of American society that are the Beckers. From many accounts of the ongoing protests it is obvious that the fringe elements like Birthers, Deathers, Haters, Sarah Palin worshippers and other assorted goons are perhaps 30 percent of the crowds (and that is not accounting for the Astroturf agent provacateurs) and the rest are justifiably pissed off, fucked over by the system, disenfranchised decent Americans who have been willingly hornswoggled by the snake charmers who could give a rat’s ass about them. They are led by Beck and I am warning the Ron Paul folks right now, I am warning the 9/11 Truthers, I am warning the End the Fed activists who have been hijacked by these parasites that the day of reckoning is coming and coming soon.

With the intense racial hatred directed at Obama being cranked out to economically screwed, TV lobotomized zombies there is going to be blood. Very soon some crazed loon, manipulated by the fascists is going to attempt to assassinate the president, blow up a building or go on some sort of deranged killing spree against a group that is loathed, it could be liberals, it could be gays, blacks or Muslims. That is the climate right now and when that happens the Ron Paul people are going to be associated with that and in all honesty will deserve a part of the blame for throwing in with these miserable freaks instead of expelling them, denouncing them and exposing them for what they are. Your numbers are giving them legitimacy and I can damned well assure you that not one of the Beckers was out when you people were doing the original tea parties, protesting the neocon wars, the Fed and crying out for a restoration of civil liberties. You have laid down with snakes and allowed them to take over the tent as well.

They have no principles, only hatred and are leading you straight to the slaughter mixed in with the sheep, denounce them now before you are in the steel chute at the end of the maze when you will be unable to avoid the hammer dropping on your head.

Just my two cents over the morning cup o’ joe

EE

Soylent Red, White and Blue

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.
-H. L. Mencken

I: Republican Ratfucker Dead-Enders

“May you live in interesting times” goes the familiar and eerily relevant Chinese curse and America circa 2009 is an eerie example of what whomever came up with that one had in mind. The economic collapse is gaining in momentum with the fraudulent markets in freefall, the ripple effects of the implosion of the FIRE economy now spreading into the real economy and the system desperately trying to save itself even if it must destroy the country itself in order to do so. In a land gripped by growing madness the dead-enders of the fascist Republican party become more angry, irrational and outright seditious with each passing day. The latest outrage this week is the ugly public tantrums of several Republican governors who are shamelessly and publicly balking at accepting funds for some programs from the diluted economic stimulus package that was signed into law last week by President Barack Obama. It is once again political party before country for these miscreant thugs, the whores of the oligarchy and their religion of tax cuts for the wealthy, an endless fountain of corporate welfare and a dumbed-down and desperate populace that is more easily controlled.

A bitter and recalcitrant bunch led by a red state rat pack including career scoundrel and now the overly corpulent governor Mississippi Haley Barbour. The cornerstone of peckerwood nation that Barbour reigns over deserves recognition as the 2008 winner of the dubious honor of being the fattest state in America that is Mississippi, their third title in a row. Just think of the 1970’s Pittsburgh Steelers and Joe Montana era San Francisco 49ers in terms of NFL football dynasties and you get an idea at exactly where Mississippi (answer to the joke: what has four eyes and can’t see?) ranks in the obesity hall of fame. With leadership like Barbour, the Magnolia State may yet see a Bill Russell era Boston Celtics decade long stranglehold on the title were it not for the economic decay that threatens to bring widespread hunger to the Homeland. Along with Barber were Gov’s Mark Sanford of South Carolina (who did offer to pray for the people needing the aid), the oily Rick Perry of Texas and GOP rising star Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, a glad-handing little twerp of a deceitful charlatan who looks like he could be a rug merchant in the Mumbai slums. After B.J.’s embarassing response to Obama’s rousing speech on Tueday night perhaps he should consider whether or not such a career change is in order, there is nothing like being butt-fucked live on national television that is the kiss of death for political aspirations, other than that there is always American Idol or Dancing With the Stars. He reminded me of a talking Pinocchio style puppet version of Bob Denver, only with a much better tan and without Gilligan’s trademark hat.

The raw cynicism of the fascist RNC in trotting out whatever minority mouthpiece of the week (before Jindal it was Michael Steele) as a counter to Obama is as transparent and ridiculous as them trying to put lipstick on the pig of the McCain campaign by seeking to tap into the bitter PUMA demographic by pimping that wolf murdering moron Sarah Palin. Jindal is just the latest in a long and storied line of Louisiana flam flam-men in the tradition of Edwin Edwards but the stench of desperation is as palpable as it is fetid. Personally I would have far more respect for the fascist rump party of dead enders had they rolled out another Louisianan of note, David Duke as their official spokesman. At least he actually believes in something and no matter how vile that it may be he is genuine and that makes him unlike the gravy train riding flea-market bargains like Bobby J. and Ichabod Cantor. Just peer beneath the surface of every one of these preening and preaching Republican ass-clowns and there is the leering visage of that philandering little fascist dwarf Newt Gingrich and his fellow anti-American right-wing jihadists.

Now goaded on by the oligarchs, the bankers and the blood barters, the paid shills and stooges are increasingly turning to some old bread and butter tactics like red baiting (so much of an anachronism in 2009 that it would be piss in your pants funny were so many of the knuckle dragging lumpen-Republikkkans not buying it) and an increasing virulent form of blatant racism as was evident with last week’s Ruppert Murdoch owned New York Post’s kill the monkey cartoon. How comical is it when a Wall Street subsidized punk like CNBC’s Rick Santelli can get up and demagogue about a ridiculous Chicago Tea Party protest over an Obama administration plan to help homeowners and not the criminal scum bankers that he works for. The Santelli’s of this world have a lot riding on continuing to carry water for the robbers and banksters – their fucking jobs! The hew and cry against the dreaded nationalization of the insolvent banks by the keening carnival barkers like Santelli and the insipid, screaming lunatic Jim Cramer (who more appropriately belongs outside the geek tent pimping a feces eating contest or better yet in a padded cell at his local insane asylum) and the legions of other paid shills is only guaranteed to grow louder and in some cases, as I am going to mention, much more dangerous as the grand scale financial crooks look to lock in their gains and escape with nary a consequence for their thievery.

The gumption of the reactionary fascist bloc is indicative of a savage and rabid cornered rat, still stinging over the massive public rejection of last November the red-ass party is now unified in opposing the impending nationalization of the failed banking system. I say impending because despite lobbyist pressure, a vast media propaganda apparatus, right-wing think tanks that pop up like incurable herpes genital warts and a frothing at the mouth underclass looking for scapegoats because the chain reaction has already been set off and nothing is going to stop the collapse of the Ponzi economy. Game’s up jack, it ain’t ever comin’ back and the planet killer asteroid that are the derivatives aren’t even on the radar screen yet. The derivatives are the doomsday machine coming home like the prodigal son of looter capitalism turned Hannibal Lecter and with Oedipal revenge on the mind to fuck mommy up the ass and whack daddy into McNugget sized snack treats for later on when watching The O’Reilly Factor on TIVO.

The derivatives are the insanely complicated hedges, side bets, grand scale financial chicanery that should be illegal so dangerous are they. The wizards and masters of the universe like their scientific madman geniuses who build machines that could create an Earth destroying black hole have in their greed, arrogance and the smugness that could only come from having the entire political and judicial system in their pockets along with the trump card of a bought and paid for media built what capitalist hero Warren Buffett once called financial weapons of mass destruction. We aren’t even hearing about these fuckers yet and that my friends should scare the shit out of everyone. As the muckraker Upton Sinclair once remarked “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”, and the derivatives monster albeit insanely complex and convoluted will no sooner be addressed by the “experts” and “many economists” that you regularly see mentioned in financial news than the fact that the house of cards of the Ponzi economy was in the crosshairs of a category five shitstorm. Always remember that these same “experts” and “economists” failed to acknowledge the problem in the first place, choosing to mock the experts like Nouriel Roubini who dared to call bullshit and earned the nickname Dr. Doom as a result of his heresy. It was as recently as nine or so months ago that the carnival barkers and shit salesmen were saying that the economy was still “fundamentally sound”.

There will of course always be distractions and the suckers in ample supply as always will continue to bite. In the great 1980’s Bruce Willis movie Die Hard an international group of thugs invade and take over Nakatomi Plaza, holding hostages and all under the pretense of terrorism. The real truth is that the terrorist ploy was designed to provide cover for a massive robbery and in the end all the hostages would be marched up to the roof of the building which mined with C4 explosives would be blown up, killing all of the hostages and allowing the perps to escape to their beaches of choice where they could bask in the sun collecting interest on their plundered loot. What is going on now with the terrified oligarchy and the manufactured distractions from their propaganda parrots is reminiscent of exactly that.

II: Games Without Frontiers, War Without Tears

The fascist controllers are in full recognition of the rising tide of anger that is the result of economic despair brought on by a rotted and failed system. I would suggest that any who may have some degree of doubt about the coming reaping of the whirlwind her in Der Homeland only take a look around them for signs. In a couple of recent articles that I personally find relevant, Michael Klare’s A Planet On The Brink and Chris Hedges’ Bad News From America’s Top Spy. The observation that the political unrest that is currently occurring outside our little flag draped cocoon of ignorance and denial will soon be coming to America. An additional reading assignment is this article from The Guardian entitled Summer of Rage.

Hedges’ piece is particularly disturbing in that he speaks of the Obama administration’s newly minted Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dennis Blair. During testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee Blair spoke gravely of the repercussions of the financial meltdown that could lead to domestic riots, mass protests and widespread civil disobedience. Blair, a man with a bit of a history of disregard for human rights (note his involvement in East Timor attrocities) as well as the monstrous, ever intrusive police state apparatus at his disposal. The latter surveillance and repression complex that still operates with total impunity and is not subject to any form of legitimate oversight or accountability despite the change in management at the Washington whorehouse.

Mr. Hedges in his aforementioned piece also links to a U.S. Army War College report entitled Known Unknowns: Unconventional “Strategic Shocks” in Defense Strategy Development that specifically recommends that the military be prepared to respond within U.S. borders against American citizens for the coming backlash as the economic deterioration quickens and the rising tide of anger reaches the boiling point. The big boys know that the cataclysm is coming and are ready to respond to it with extreme prejudice.

In layman’s terms, the state is soon going to be weaponized by the very parasites who have sucked the country dry and sold us all out for chump change and are going to make damned sure that the rabble is put down like rabid dogs when the time comes. Now that Posse Comitatus has been rendered irrelevant and the new programs that grew out of the shadow government’s prototype REX 84, Cable Splicer and Garden Plot martial law plans are ready to be implemented. The trap is about to slam shut just at the time that a growing number of the general public is finally starting to get the point that the late, great George Carlin articulated so greatly in his epic rant about who really owns America:

Forget the politicians. They’re irrelevant. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls. They’ve got the judges in their back pockets. They own all the big media companies so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls!

They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying. Lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interest. That’s right.

You know something? They don’t want people who are smart enough sitting around the kitchen table to figure out they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard thirty fucking years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paper work, and just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it.

And now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your fucking retirement money. They want it back, so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later. Because they own this fucking place. It’s a big club… and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in the big club.

By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long, beating you over the head in their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy.

The table is tilted folks. The game is rigged. And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Good, honest, hard working people. Blue collar, white collar, doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard working people continue… these are people of modest means… continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don’t give a fuck about them. They don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t care about you. At all. At all. At all. And nobody seems to notice. And nobody seems to care.

That’s what the owners count on, the fact that Americans will remain wilfully ignorant about the big red, white and blue dick that is being shoved up their ass every day. Because the owners know the truth. It’s called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.

Of course the ownership society always meant one thing and one thing only, they own our asses, the game is rigged alright and the oligarchy is going to ensure that it stays rigged even if they have to call in the jackbooted thug paramilitary types, the militarized police and even the fucking military itself to protect the looters. Anyone who has read Naomi Klein’s brilliant and seminal book The Shock Doctrine knows how the game works. The oligarchy could always count on massive public ignorance as long as the lemmings watched T.V. and went shopping, then there was the element of constant fear implemented post 9/11 by the Republican neo-Nazi thugs and their tool George W. Bush (himself the grandson of a Nazi enabler). Now though with the cataclysm still only in the early innings the zeitgeist is starting to turn on the pirates of plunder. This stunning ‘joke’ by comedian Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher series is as viciously audacious as it is dangerous to those who have presided over the biggest robbery in history:

Now I am saying…I don’t think we should put all the bankers to death, just two. I mean maybe it’s not technically legal but let’s look at the upside – if we killed two random greedy pigs…I mean KILLED – like blew them up at halftime of next year’s Super Bowl or left them hanging on the big board of the New York Stock Exchange with their balls in their mouths – I think it would really make everyone else sit up and take notice.


I can guarantee you that the ruling class is taking notice and is putting their protectors on notice, the horrifying little National Guard urban warfare training exercise in Arcadia, Iowa is an example of what is really going on, largely in a cone of media enforced silence, you don’t want the cattle to know that when they reach the end of the chute that the pneumatic air-hammer is going to smash their brains into jelly prior to the slaughter. The creation of NORTHCOM and the now infamous Army Times story about battle hardened troops being brought home from Iraq are puzzle pieces that are falling into place. Rob Kall, editor of the great website Op Ed News did a piece earlier this week called Coming Soon – Riots in America?, in which he speaks of many of the same things that I am addressing in this posting but this is the truly ominous piece from Mr. Kall:

I just spoke to a friend who knows someone who is trying to get out of the military because they are training returning troops for riot control to take over US cities and he doesn’t want to be a soldier dealing with US citizens. On top of that, these returning Iraq vets are burned out and “fried” with PTSD and exhaustion. And he doesn’t want to pick up arms against his own country.

This same source says the military is setting up a separate communication system. In the military, securing or taking out communications is one of the first steps. If you are an invader, you need to bring your own communication system because you have to assume that the existing system will be destroyed or compromised.

The future, as Leonard Cohen once put it, is murder. The Army War College study that I referenced earlier is reminiscent of a British Ministry of Defense report from back in 2007 that was written about in the London Article with the title: Revolution, Flash Mobs and Brain Chips and among many other extremely troubling predictions this one particularly seems to be of an increased degree of relevance given the current breakdown in the global social order:

Marxism

“The middle classes could become a revolutionary class, taking the role envisaged for the proletariat by Marx,” says the report. The thesis is based on a growing gap between the middle classes and the super-rich on one hand and an urban under-class threatening social order: “The world’s middle classes might unite, using access to knowledge, resources and skills to shape transnational processes in their own class interest”. Marxism could also be revived, it says, because of global inequality. An increased trend towards moral relativism and pragmatic values will encourage people to seek the “sanctuary provided by more rigid belief systems, including religious orthodoxy and doctrinaire political ideologies, such as popularism and Marxism”.

Pressures leading to social unrest

By 2010 more than 50% of the world’s population will be living in urban rather than rural environments, leading to social deprivation and “new instability risks”, and the growth of shanty towns. By 2035, that figure will rise to 60%. Migration will increase. Globalisation may lead to levels of international integration that effectively bring inter-state warfare to an end. But it may lead to “inter-communal conflict” – communities with shared interests transcending national boundaries and resorting to the use of violence.

The article is subtitled A Grim Vision of the Future, that is the future for those who happen to be on the receiving end of the grand ass-fucking of globalization. Note that the MOD report ties the social upheaval due to the anger of those robbed by the globalists to that old devil Karl Marx whose writings have provide so much ideological cover in the past to those seeking to strip mine the planet. It is especially notable that any progressive or leftist attempts to take over the power structure are always painted up like the fake devil Marx when it comes to having to justify the systematic use of torture, murder and illegal internment that is the basis for fascist capitalism. We have seen this game before, we have seen it in Latin America, Africa, across Europe and the Asian continents, we have seen it in the Arab world and now it is being used to put down the citizens of the Anglo-American empire itself who are now victims of this corrupt system of institutionalized rape and thievery. Imperialism is nothing more than murder and slavery, it has always been that way.

III: The Summer of Rage – Hijacking the Revolution

Divide and conquer is the oldest tactic in the book. This strategy is playing out right now as the guardians of the oligarchy use their bought and paid for corporate media pulpits to propagandize and deceive. Notable is FOX News’ involvement in fomenting violence and seeking to splinter and confuse the victims of the grand Ponzi scheme into attacking each other rather than the real cause of their misery. Glenn Greenwald addressed this in his recent piece entitled Fox News “war games” the coming civil war.

In a flaming Fox News extravaganza, bursting at the seams with more than the usual fascist bullshit dime store demagogue Glenn Beck (the former local Tampa Bay hack who used to specialize in staging ‘big eater’ runs prior to being called up to the hatemongering big leagues) spoke of a coming civil war. The GOP Gladio (the reference is to a famous fascist WW II stay behind operation) will be led by get this – “bubba” militias aka the dregs of WASP society out to get some payback against that Commie, Muslim ‘nigger’ in the White House, armed to the teeth and jacked up on a mixture of Jesus juice, horny goat weed and home brewed methamphetamine. The really slick and Rovian shrewdness of this dastardly black propaganda operation is the intent to fragment the growing resistance movement by attempting to peel off the anti-imperialist, anti-globalist, anti-Federal Reserve types that have most recently found a haven in the Ron Paul libertarian camp. The same sort of folks that Herr Beck had previously decried as kooks, dangerous extremists, terrorist sympathizers and anarchists back when the Bushreich was still in power.

Now Beck, the cheapjack opportunist that he is sees a golden opportunity to appease his war-freak masters and catapult the already bloated, putrescent and rotting carcass of Rush Limbaugh into a primo position as field marshal of the angry white army. It’s like the copy machine salesman turned conqueror General Bethlehem in the movie The Postman only with the moon-faced one being the fucking lunatic in this one. Beck has designs on grabbing a ride on the gravy train of think tank subsidized fascism with his national cable soapbox being the perch from which he can deliver his strident and inflammatory rhetoric and seduce the ignorant fucking bastards who are too goddamned dumb to realize WHO has really fucked them over into joining his dead-ender, zombie remnants of the armies of 16, all that remains of Republican power after a three and a half year train wreck that began at Terri Schiavo’s hospice, spilled over into a seedy hotel where Pastor Ted was smoking dicks, took a turn for the worst in the horrendous national fuckup that was the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina, stalled further when Satan finally had an opening spot to call Jerry Falwell’s fat ass home and was splattered across the deflector shields with the insane, paranoid babbling of Mr. 9/11 Rudy Giuliani, the somnolent Fred Thompson and the disastrously botched McCain-Palin campaign.

The opportunity is there for a new face, and the jackboots are a very good fit on Beck, Rush is about ready to pick up his golden briefcase and spend the rest of his years stalking child prostitutes in the Dominican Republic and feeding his Oxycontin jones – the facists have grabbed that big fucker by his man tits and milked him dry. Glenn Beck is the future.

FOX’s War Games project has in addition to Beck recruited a veritable rogues gallery of racists, operatives and military industrial complex information warriors like the ‘former’ CIA agent and Osama bin Laden groupie Michael ‘kill ‘em all’Scheuer, on call Pentagon pimp Tim Strong and a gaggle of other so-called ‘experts’ who wear their fascism on their sleeves. Fox also cannily offers airtime to Congressman Paul along with trends forecasting guru and self proclaimed “political atheist” Gerald Celente (who I happen to be a big fan of) in order to launder their disinfo through a cheesecloth thin guise of semi-legitimacy. Make no mistake though, these people are the modern day heirs to the same fascist traitors who once tried to overthrow Roosevelt by recruiting former Marine Corps General Smedley D. Butler to lead a coup d’etat (known as the Business Plot) against the legitimately elected government of the United States. Butler, a loyal American played coy, gathered intel and then ratted those disloyal scum out as the enemies within that they were then and their legacy remains to this day.

Glenn Beck is nothing more than a descendant to the sort of fascist pocket propagandist of which the prototype was a vicious demagogue named Father Charles Coughlin who was bought off during an economic crisis to foment violence, support the system of exploitation and lead an angry army that in all likelihood included the grandfathers and great-grandfathers of the modern day dittoheads. Now as history repeats itself in a slightly different manner as it is wont to do the economic royalists are using the same old methodology in the creation of a counter-progressive movement loyal to the oligarchy and the forces of American fascism. I excerpt the following from a 1939 pamphlet by Joseph Hansen –Father Coughlin: Fascist Demagogue:

Fascism is a combination of two things.

First, it is a wide mass movement of farmers and small businessmen who face bankruptcy, of youth denied a future under capitalism, of sections of the unemployed. All these layers of the oppressed who are seeking desperately to put their hands on the surrounding plenty become hypnotized by the silver-plated promises of a demagogue who regiments them into blindly obedient shock troops.

Secondly, it is financed and controlled by the very capitalists who above all are anxious to keep the revolutionary violence of the masses from turning against them. In America – the DuPonts, the Morgans, the Rockefellers – the Sixty Families.

To the rank and file followers of fascism, at first it seems a genuine revolutionary way out of their misery. They discover the truth too late.

The capitalists provide the money. The dictator provides the powerful slogans, the stirring names, the demagogic program, the organization, the lieutenants and the oratory.

That the fascist Republican rat-fuckers are unified in opposing the reforms of President Barack Obama, a man whose chief shortcoming is in failing to as yet realize the doomed naïve futility of a bi-partisan peace with those whose goal is the further destruction of the American working classes is likely to make him a one term wonder – if that long given the recent uptick in racism and violent threats coming from the extreme right. Charisma will only take a man so far as John F. Kennedy so brutally learned as a large chunk of his skull was blown off by the bullets of assassins, especially true when facing a relentless and driven enemy, a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy of fascist fifth columnists. The goal of the Republican neo-Nazis is nothing other than an aborted or otherwise botched Obama presidency which will then give way to a resurgence of their new dictator, this time they won’t choose a fool like George W. Bush and the full powers of a police state that the star-crossed Democrats are failing to dismantle at his or her disposal with which to utilize in a god-kissed, flag-wrapped version of a final solution. The deranged apple pie authoritarians are now plotting their resurrection, the failure to act now and with an iron will to destroy them will only result in a misery and suffering unheard of in this once great land of plenty.

The dupes who are recruited as shocktroops are always the last ones to get it and with these dopes it will be no different, they won’t realize that they have been played until they are broken and eventually targeted by those who had used them for being too dangerous – permanent revolution is not what the fascist pricks are looking for and these useful idiots will be expendable as history shows that they always have been. With reliable fascist tools like Beck and FOX revving up the shock troops, Admiral Blair openly musing about using the military in putting down the rabble and the job losses mounting could it be long before the four flushing looter capitalist oligarchs who run this shithouse put two and two together and realize that dissidents could be very easily converted into Sweeney Todd meat pies? Hell, the prototype for a pilot program already exists in China, the land of goons where greedy and amoral transnational corporations go to beta test their products for the day that they will be rolled out in Der Heimat. The gruesome and macabre Death Van story comes to mind, could it be long before these are painted up in red, white and blue, affixed with a big yellow smiley face and sent to pick YOU up?

IV: Revolutionary Moi

When the shit really doe shit the fan you can count me in with the folks who are smarter than the ones who are duped by the tinpot despots, their drooling demagogues and the ‘bubba’ militias who will be out there targeting libruls as the new Juden. Hell, bring the cocksuckers on, they will get a twelve-gauge enema form me and many others who are not too stupid to be suckered by the rulers of chumpland. Count me in with the people who pumped their fists in the air over Bill Maher’s ‘joke’ about killing two bankers. But as a sworn enemy of tyranny, fascist oppression and the looting bastard parasites that Thomas Jefferson warned of:

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

And I might say…why only two?

Were George Washington, Jefferson and the rest of the revolutionary patriots who founded this country in casting off the yoke of slavery of the king and his paper merchants still around there wouldn’t be enough lampposts and trees to hang these fuckers from. Hell, let’s have a full-blown, storm the Bastille French style REVOLUTION!! Eat the rich, roll out the guillotines and let the fun begin. We can even ‘invite’ Glenn Beck, Rick Santelli and the other fascist stooges to help with the testing process. I mean, don’t we want to get the guillotine settings just right in regards to calibrating the blade drop for maximum efficiency before we get to the filthy looters themselves? Shit, why not ‘invite’ ALL of the mouthpieces for the four-flushing bastards who have destroyed this country and now are trying to implement their police state to ‘blow the roof’ while they slither off to Dubai or some other refuge with no extradition treaty? They hanged Julius Steicher at Nuremberg didn’t they? Did he really ever personally kill any Jews or did his propaganda rag Der Stürmer only make him an accomplice to the mass murders? Shit, Charles Manson killed fewer people than George W. Bush and one is on spending his fourth decade on death row while the other is already racking up future appearances on the speaking circuit.

What the fuck?

I will close now with this, I am not exactly sure of where exactly where it came from but I really like it:

There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:

1: SOAP
2: BALLOT
3: JURY
4: AMMO

Please Use in that order

(editor’s note, be sure to stockpile #4)

This is a revolution call, a call to arms and the scourging of the fascists, the conniving banksters and the oligarchy that has declared war on US, the American people. Heed this call and we can reclaim our legacy as a free people as well as our cherished birthright –

LIBERTY

By Ed Encho

Gathering Storms and Changing Guards

Friday’s near 400 point drop in the Dow despite an unprecedented (and borderline legal) series of efforts by the Federal Reserve and other central banks to keep the house of cards financial markets propped up should serve as a crack of thunder to those who had been deceived into believing that the economic storm had passed. The accompanying skyrocketing of oil prices (largely due to a dollar in freefall) and an unemployment rate that no longer can be concealed by statistical chicanery confirms the obvious – that the United States and the world itself is on the precipice of a cataclysm of historical proportions. The cowardly and utterly shameful complete abrogation of their duties and the accompanying complete moral failure of the leadership in America to hold the criminal Bush-Cheney regime to anything even resembling an illusion of accountability, Israel’s proclamation that they will soon attack Iran (knowing full well that the might of the Zionist fifth column as most visibly represented by AIPAC will provide cover in Der Homeland) and the foregone conclusion that the neocons will use that as an excuse to join the fray that in all likelihood will trigger World War III and the political instability created by the starvation of millions who are victims of a cruel globalist capitalism gone cancerous are more ominous signs that life as we all have known it is over.

That old Chinese curse goes something along the lines of may you live in interesting times but one can not truly appreciate the precient and sardonic wisdom of the contents of that particular fortune cookie unless history has clicked into position and you actually find yourself in exactly such times.

A great unraveling of American society is now occurring and very soon even the illusion of normalcy that the state so depends upon will no longer be maintainable. It was all of course inevitable given our dubious history of being so easily being suckered by the false promises of a national restoration in the aftermath of Vietnam, Watergate and the economic problems of the Seventies by a huckster named Ronald Reagan. In 1979 Americans still had a legitimate chance to come up with a rational energy policy and were capable of the sort of introspection, the critical analysis of all that had gone bad to perhaps implement policies leading anyplace reasonable but NOT where we currently are in mid 2008. Reagan, the ultimate pitchman for friendly fascism and his right-wing machine backers quashed that when secretive deals were cut with the ayatollah to delay the release of the Iranian hostages and therefore damage Jimmy Carter too badly for him to be reelected. I have long maintained that 1980 and the rise of Reaganism (from which so many of our current problems had their genesis in) was the demarcation point from reality, the wrong fork in the road chosen for all the wrong reasons. Americans could have prevented all of this but chose instead to be nothing but a pack of propagandized Pollyannas skipping blissfully down their primrose paths to perdition along white picket fence lined streets paved with gold. It was as Hannah Arendt spoke of with totalitarian movements needing to construct that parallel reality, slowly building it until the opportune time came when it could easily be swapped out and very few would even notice.

That Americans allowed themselves to be so easily duped, brainwashed and lulled into a false sense of security, phony exceptionalism, complacency and denial in which history no longer mattered is something that will be analyzed and written about in volumes upon volumes by future historians. Ours will be the greatest example of a failed society, a warning sign to all who come afterwards, the Romans will no longer be looked upon as the classic portrayal of how a mighty empire collapses due to internal rot it will be the late 20th Century and early 21st Century Homeland. America, or at least what it currently exists as and barring a renewal that while not averting the inevitable catastrophe will allow for something resembling the ideals of the past and the vision of the founders to rise from the ashes will eventually face the same sort of scrutiny as an era of mass madness, cultism and a failure to recognize the darkness that slowly enveloped a once educated society that Nazi Germany has – we will be debated, analyzed, written about and immortalized in film or whatever technological advance replaces it as a medium for far longer than anybody who reads this in the year 2008 will live. Exceptional we are indeed.

The very foundation of our modern American society, a society that is based on cheap and plentiful oil and a post-industrial economy that largely does nothing than engage in the moving around of money and financial instruments and the service industries that support it is now being exposed as the grand scale fraud and catastrophe that it was bound to be given the raw hubris and arrogant greed that allowed ideology to supercede any sort of honest analysis of historic trends. In 2008 the impossibility of being able to sustain such a house of cards style of a social and financial system is becoming more apparent with each passing day and with each piece of terrible economic news. The financial cartel looters will assuredly be once again bailed out by their bought and paid for servants who have turned the nation’s political system into nothing more than a stinking whorehouse being bled to death by piggish and unscrupulous managers and it is the common man (and woman) who will once again be forced to bear the brunt of the and to be collectively crucified for the sins of those who are politically protected and financially untouchable.

Rest assured that there will always be the bread and circuses of the ongoing theatre of the absurd that is the national corporate media with their oligarchy friendly opiate to the masses message that ensures the frogs slowly cooking in their incrementally warming pots of water that all will be ok, the ending will be happy and our God kissed nation of great destiny will be once again saved by the man riding in on the white steed at precisely the right moment but it is all an illusion concocted by highly paid control freaks and social scientists well versed at selling dreams. The television is necessary to keep the bewildered herd of lemmings in a narcotized state of denial just long enough for the fascist police state that is necessary to protect the elite or as the house shill for the oligarchy David Rothkopf fondly calls them: The Superclass so that they may be secure within their heavily guarded, gated mini-utopias and biospheres in time for the coming upheaval.

The coming upheaval of which I speak is predicted in the outstanding book by William Strauss and Neil Howe entitled The Fourth Turning which examines cycles of history which while never repeating itself in exactly the same way repeats itself nonetheless. Strauss and Howe examine history by looking at generational transformation and by breaking time down into a series of four turnings that represent each generation and the archetypes that are associated with them. The authors make the point that America is stuck on a linear view of history that always must proceed with little disregard to the cyclical view of recurring epochs and look at the saeculum (which is a length of time that is about the equal of a long human life) as the equivalent of seasons. Roughly about every 80 or so years there comes a time of cataclysm and change due to the deterioration of society and the failure of each subsequent generation to learn the lessons of the previous crisis. Think of society altering American historical events as follows and the time frames between them: The Revolutionary War period (1770s-1790s), The Civil War period (1860-1865), The Great Depression/World War II period (1929-1945) and today’s period of post 9/11 (2001 – 2020s) and you can see the progression along with the similar lengths of their saeculums. In following this our current period of existence is one in which there is going to be a massive cataclysm and a shift into a new era. I excerpt the following:

“The next Fourth Turning is due to begin shortly after the new millennium. Around the year 2005, a sudden spark will catalyze a Crisis mood. Remnants of the old social order will disintegrate. Political and economic trust will implode. Real hardship will beset the land, with severe distress that could involve questions of class, race, nation, and empire. Yet this time of trouble will bring seeds of social rebirth. Americans will share a regret about recent mistakes — and a resolute new consensus about what to do. The very survival of the nation will feel at stake. Sometime before the year 2025, America will pass through a great gate in history, commensurate with the American Revolution, Civil War, and twin emergencies of the Great Depression and World War II.

“The risk of catastrophe will be very high. The nation could erupt into insurrection or civil violence, crack up geographically, or succumb to authoritarian rule. If there is a war, it is likely to be one of maximum risk and efforts — in other words, a total war.

If there is any hope to be derived while we sit on the cusp of some very troubled times it is that now is a great period to be alive in, we are fortunate to live in an era of very great change as Dickens once wrote “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” and when the Fourth Turning occurs we will be able to rise above the mundane, the rote, the trivial and the meaninglessness of ordinary existence to have an opportunity to participate in the making of history. Those of us who understand this should consider ourselves fortunate for we shall have the unique chance to dispense with a failed system and to replace it with a new and rejuvenated one that not only appeals to the highest of traditional American ideals but to the highest of human ideals as well. The stunning rejection of the Clinton restoration is a signal hat there is a longing for change, a renunciation of past failures and a growing recognition that the failures are not limited to a particular political party but rather the fault of the entire current failed system itself in its entirety. The rise of a new wave of activism and political participation as manifested in the Barack Obama and Ron Paul movements is an indication that the traditional phony left-right paradigm is not only under assault but is rapidly losing it’s legitimacy (of course it never had any to begin with) and giving way to the inevitable coming demand for serious social and institutional changes.

The existing establishment fears the rise of a new generation of educated and change oriented participants to a political sham system that no longer can rely on the standard tactics of divide and conquer along racial, sexual, religious and gender based lines as it has done so successfully for so long. The inevitable dying off of previous generations is a natural process and throughout history those who have held and abused power are loathe to give it away to societal changes or without coercion. Generally speaking those who hold power seek to pass it down through generations to their own offspring, America has a long and sordid history of this as is evident by those who still hold disproportionate power within the banking and energy cartels. The names Rockefeller, Mellon, Carnegie and others are descendants of the Robber Barons of the 18th century and they have spent the past hundred odd years consolidating their power and using their vast financial resources to purchase the necessary influence to ensure that they can lock in their gains.

The coalescing of the elites around John McCain and Hillary Rodham-Clinton during this current election cycle only shows that both will change nothing meaningful, choosing to instead scapegoat the loathsome Bush-Cheney junta for all of their crude and botched bloody global gallivanting and then carry on business as usual. It will however be akin to changing management in the brothel, perfuming the whores and then hanging out a new shingle but rest assured that the ownership and their interests will continue to be the same. The American political system is designed to present a false choice between two corrupt parties, one of which has only become far more overtly fascist than the other but make no mistake that both of these monolithic parties are thoroughly corrupted by money, borderline criminal interests and only the outward masks that are presented by the true power structure, what author Peter Dale Scott calls “the deep state” or “parapolitics”. The influence of the overworld and underworld on today’s political system is pervasive and the corruption has metastasized throughout the entire system. There is no intention of providing Americans with anything even remotely resembling real choices in their political system, ‘leaders’ and government and this was stated by Professor Carroll Quigley in his outstanding and largely obscure book Tragedy and Hope which revealed the way that the system really worked in regards to the financial elite and the secretive round table groups who represent the puppeteers for the easily blackmailed, controlled and greedheaded arrogant buffoons who are the political actors who are trotted out for public consumption. Quigley writes:

“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.”

Professor Quigley by the way was a mentor of one William Jefferson Clinton who would make the necessary compromises in morality necessary to eventually become selected as President of the United States. Clinton and his wife Hillary Rodham-Clinton have been approved by the establishment to become the next dynastic family to succeed the Bushes as the caretakers of the system of American oligarchy but like all others who are allowed to rise to such a level there are skeletons in the family closet and a trail of mysteriously dead bodies that only when compared with the similarities of the Bush family (longtime servants to the elite and fourth generation scoundrels) can be placed in the proper context that the government is not what it presents itself as but is rather a secretive network that is in existence to protect the interests of the wealthy elite, the economic royalists and the huge now transnational financial and energy corporations.

With such deception and secrecy you also have the inevitable factional warfare which is addressed by Quigley and also by Carl Oglesby in the The Yankee and Cowboy War which chronicles the secretive machinations of rogue elements of the establishment that fractured along the lines of Eastern establishment wealth and influence and the rise of the Sunbelt power structure that was largely a manifestation of oil and other energy interests, a massive defense industry and the requisite militarism and extreme right-wing American exceptionalist imagery (to use the term of author Kevin Phillips “an apple pie authoritarianism”) which produced the John Wayne archetype that gave us Barry Goldwater, Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan and eventually George W. Bush and was largely controlled power through the clever manipulation of fire and brimstone radical Christianity and the infiltration of various governmental agencies by agents of foreign governments and anti-Constitutional covert domestic elements working in concert with them in order to perpetuate a creeping militarist influence bent on controlling all elements of the state in order to feed itself and the quest for world domination that eventually is to include the conquest of space itself. But this is a long and extremely complex storyline that I will examine at another time so I digress….

The establishment sees their massively botched society of greed, shallowness and slyly enforced conformity collapsing right before them right now and they are more interested in ensuring that all of their ill gotten gains remain securely locked away in the coffers and that no serious attempt at purging the scoundrels from the nation’s courts so as to give the common man (woman) a chance for equal representation under the law. The law in this land has long ceased to be a shield and has instead been turned into a weapon by a decades long court packing scheme in which only stooges and protectors of the rigged game were allowed to ascend to positions of judicial influence – usually under the guise of ‘social conservatism’ which was easily bottled and sold as snake oil to the gullible who often were well intentioned but were cynically manipulated against the economic self-interest of themselves and their families to support corrupt political means.

The corruption of the system through the manipulation of the credulous rubes, bumpkins and simpletons taken along with the cyclical nature of history as put forth in The Fourth Turning is only hastening the inevitable cataclysm that will have been assured by the hubris and arrogance of the Reagan generation that set the course for the disastrous neoconservative foreign policy of the Bush-Cheney regime.

The looming catastrophe and the subsequent change that is coming will be largely the result of the generational changing of the guard with a newly politically active and highly motivated for the discarding of a failed system now becoming a force to be reckoned with. It is as natural as the changing of seasons that a youth saddled with the burden of the failures of their elders will inevitably rise to reject the past in favor of a new future and the near religious fervor with which Barack Obama is embraced by new participants as well as the more methodical and subtle rise of the Ron Paul movement will very soon shake this society to it’s very foundations. As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt once famously proclaimed:

“There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny”

And the cycle is now at our doorstep, it is the Fourth Turning and with much dedication, work, tenacity, perseverance, courage, honor and a new morality it shall similarly usher in a new era in America. The existing establishment knows this and is terrified, the new generation (labeled as the millennial generation) is generally more tolerant, more open to new ideas, more concerned with the environment and sustainability and less warlike than those that preceded it and through indolence, greed and a sense of entitlement have squandered their legacy. This new generation is not easily manipulated by the same bogeymen that have so successfully been invoked so as to allow for the establishment to retain and abuse power and those of us who are older must do everything in our power to give support to the new generation who will have to sacrifice much in order to gain everything that was tossed away by the previous ones, we owe it to them for it is the world and our legacy that they will inherit. We must act as mentors, set the record straight on what it means to aspire to real American ideals and reclaim our real history that has been stolen away by the looters and the blood barters, the false prophets, the charlatans and the warmongers so that it can be used as a lifeline to the past and the last generation of destiny.

As the famous poet and novelist Victor Hugo once so eloquently put it “Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come” and no matter what happens in the coming months with the rise of presumptive Democratic party nominee Barack Obama as an avatar of change and renewal. Whether he is destroyed by a propaganda machine which will be loosed on him with the fury of the hounds of hell themselves or conveniently assassinated as Senator Clinton’s little Freudian slip alluded to, the spark will not be put out – the process of change has begun and nothing can stop it. As labor activist August Spies said as he was awaiting his murder by the authorities on trumped up charges “Here you will tread upon a spark, but there and there, behind you and in frontof you, and everywhere, flames blaze up. It is a subterranean fire. You cannot put it out.” And assuredly, if one thing that the coming together of youth behind Obama and Paul means it is this one very salient truth: There is now a resistance movement in this country!
Times are changing, the levels of engagement and outrage towards a system long ago gone to seed is at a high not seen in decades and the big boys are scared. David Sirota, the excellent and hugely insightful conservative writer has a new book out entitled The Uprising – with a subtitle of “An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington” pegs it dead on again. Sirota stated in a recent Democracy Now interview that:

“Well, you look at the major social indices right now, and people are really, really angry, and you can see it in the polling, you can see it in market research. And I think what’s really interesting right now is that we’re seeing a level of anger and a level of disaffection not just with the government, but with major other institutions in society. Gallup’s poll shows that the anger in the country rivals, in terms of anti-government anger, or dissatisfaction with the government rivals that of the late 1970s. What’s different is that there is an increase in anger at corporate America, at big business, at banks, at the financial system. And I think that that means that gives us a real opportunity—progressives—a real opportunity to take this momentary uprising and explode it into a full-fledged political and social movement.

The danger is, of course, is that the anger could go into a right-wing direction. In the late 1970s, you had a moment where you had, after Watergate, Jimmy Carter came in, was elected, didn’t—his administration didn’t really go anywhere, and the uprising of that post-Watergate era really didn’t end. Instead, it intensified, and Ronald Reagan and the conservative movement came along and took advantage of it and exploded it into the conservative movement that we’re living under. And so, we’re really at a moment here where it could go in a progressive direction or it could go in a conservative direction.

Now this is a very interesting comment precisely because of his statement about the opportunity of a real movement and the concern that it could be as in the past hijacked by the right whose fueling of animosity and ability to provide scapegoats is unrivaled in our recent history, in fact you could say that it has largely been one of the primary factors in creating the looming catastrophe that we all now are facing. What is not addressed is that there is also a battle going on for the soul of the right and the meaning of conservative in which the best intellectuals are libertarians. Ron Paul’s ascension and ability to raise money and support via the internet has an appeal to the young and the libertarian message of liberty and a defense against tyranny resonates greatly. It would be extremely foolish to underestimate to the power of this growing force which already has an organized infrastructure and a manifesto (The Revolution) that against all odds made the New York Times and Amazon best seller lists and is working at the grass roots level to infiltrate the Republican party. This is a very positive thing and in some way will serve to neutralize the more extremist neocon elements of the right so barring another false flag terrorist attack, an economic catastrophe and the emergence of a charismatic demagogue waving the flag and carrying a cross it would be difficult for the fascist elements of the right to enjoy success as they have in the past. The Ron Paul movement could be the best thing to ever happen on the right as they will return to a more benign and traditional strain of conservatism along a non-interventionist, intellectual and anti-big government line that would coincide in many ways with progressives if certain differences can be worked out and the coalition of bickering identity based groups can be marginalized to where they belong.

The sheer ugliness of the recently ended Obama vs. Clinton campaign has exposed these elements as the pathetic, self-absorbed, self-defeating and unwilling to compromise relics that they are and once the left is able to shed itself once and for all of these elements they will no longer exist as vulnerabilities to the crackerjack propaganda and political machine of the modern fascist Republican party. Not being forced to defend abortion, militant feminism, gay rights and other issues that are largely unpopular with huge chunks of the country who could otherwise be allies on economic and civil liberties issues will be the greatest benefit of out of strategic necessity and pragmatism ‘throwing these elements under the bus’. Not that I am advocating discrimination, in fact I detest it and it is antithetical to true American ideals but to enslave an entire political party (despite the falsehood that it truly is an independent party of the system) to the defense of a minority only serves to fail the country as a whole. Without the current time warp of both major parties that continues to wail away like two dinosaurs in a tar pit using the same tired stereotypes we could actually see social progress and return to American ideals.

The rise of Obama represents hope but the presence of John McCain as the old guard who will invoke Vietnam as an immunity talisman (despite his admitted war criminal conduct in bombing civilians) and continue to rage against Hanoi Jane, the ‘dirty hippies’, the ‘militant Negroes’ and all of the other negative baggage that went with the New Left of that era. Perhaps a resounding landslide defeat of McCain and all that he represents along with his repudiation by independent and libertarian elements will slay that dragon once and for all, we will see. As Strauss and Howe state in The Fourth Turning: “Many despair that values that were new in the 1960’s are today so entwined with social dysfunction and cultural decay that they no longer lead anywhere positive”. The fascist American right has been able for too long been able to exploit these divisions of the Sixties and the wounds are ripped open for political benefit just as they are appearing to be healing. They must be abandoned at this point for they are a detriment and only impede change as only fuel the right and divide the left against themselves and as the axiom goes: A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Legendary organizer and activist Saul Alinsky made similar comments that predicted the rise of the extremist right as a backlash against Sixties excesses in a wonderful 1972 interview for Playboy Magazine:

In all the ways I’ve been talking about, from taxation to pollution. The middle class actually feels more defeated and lost today on a wide range of issues than the poor do. And this creates a situation that’s supercharged with both opportunity and danger. There’s a second revolution seething beneath the surface of middle-class America — the revolution of a bewildered, frightened and as-yet-inarticulate group of desperate people groping for alternatives — for hope. Their fears and their frustrations over their impotence can turn into political paranoia and demonize them, driving them to the right, making them ripe for the plucking by some guy on horseback promising a return to the vanished verities of yesterday. The right would give them scapegoats for their misery — blacks, hippies, Communists — and if it wins, this country will become the first totalitarian state with a national anthem celebrating “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” But we’re not going to abandon the field to them without a long, hard fight — a fight I think we’re going to win. Because we’ll show the middle class their real enemies: the corporate power elite that runs and ruins the country — the true beneficiaries of Nixon’s so-called economic reforms. And when they swing their sights on that target, the shit will really hit the fan.

The left would do well to return to the radical values of Alinsky and his generation of labor activists rather than the traveling freak show of the sixties for all of the damage that it has done and all that the country has had to endure as a result of the right’s ongoing manipulation of the language and imagery of that tumultuous period. It was a botched era, a failed movement and too many of those ‘radicals’ and ‘revolutionaries’ have either failed to adapt or have long ago sold their souls to the company store. As Alinsky notes in the interview “Shit, Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin couldn’t organize a successful luncheon, much less a revolution. I can sympathize with the impatience and pessimism of a lot of kids, but they’ve got to remember that real revolution is a long, hard process.” The fascist right got this and they built an infrastructure of advocacy groups, think tanks, anti-labor activists as laid out in the Powell Memorandum (or as I refer to it, The Looter Capitalist Manifesto) and financed by elite backed foundations who were scared shitless by the social unrest of The Sixties and had to take coordinated action in order to preserve the status quo. .

The American fascist right had an organized game plan to build their rotten system and they used the Republican party to do it by routinely relying on race-baiting, religious divisiveness, propagandizing, fear-mongering, intimidation, libel, slander and censorship. I have no illusions whatsoever that this will not continue if the Democrats themselves corrupt and compromised fail to capitalize on harnessing the generational forces for change. A return to full out Republican iron fisted fascism could quite easily rise from the ashes of a self immolating Democratic party. I do however believe that the followers of Dr. Paul and a reinvigorated more traditional conservative movement will slow it enough and with a lot of hard work and no small amount of luck may be able to deprive if of the ability to consolidate power as it has been unable to do since the fall of Tom DeLay and others of the most reactionary elements who were able to successfully marshal the religious zealots into a lockstep army of unflinching shock troops. The Republican party post World War II and especially since the rollout of the hugely successful product Ronald Reagan has become dangerously ideological, anti-American and relentless in the pursuit of state power for the sake of wielding it as a bludgeon and it needs to be stopped once and for all and that particular cancerous element cut out as though it were an abscessed tooth. The destruction of the Republican party in its current incarnation is essential before the bulwarks of the police state, the desecration of the Constitution and the pollution of the judicial system is allowed to metastasize any further. The diehard activists of the Ron Paul movement are just the ones to do it – or at least deprive it of momentum until the left can get its act together.

The immediate problem is that both of the current change movements that are growing in opposition to this diseased system are going to eventually find some way to agree to disagree and to focus on the larger tasks at hand of dismantling the authoritarian police state that protects the oligarchy. There must be some unifying set of principles in order for there to be a merger into a much larger social movement that will be formidable enough to undertake the monumental task at hand which is replacing the tyrannical, corrupt, increasingly despotic and entrenched establishment. I would think that a shared desire for an end to war, the restoration of civil liberties and the return of some semblance of economic fairness could transcend all other philosophical differences which could be put aside until later. The menace of the power of the state of which has now been weaponized and turned against the people who in theory are supposed to enjoy liberty and democracy in return for the consent to be governed is the primary, existential crisis that must be dealt with before any other issues that are trivial by comparison. The numbers are on the side of the people despite the disengaged and dumbed-down majority for revolutions are always mounted by the passionate minority who hold the moral high ground and have the courage of their convictions to do what is necessary no matter what the sacrifice may be. True patriots and defenders of liberty are aware of the price but the rewards of restoring justice and honor outweigh the perils of losing, it is only because of the sacrifice of those who came before us what we were ever able to enjoy anything approaching freedom no matter how fleeting that it now appears to have been.

In order for there to be a change in the existing order it is going to be necessary to completely jettison the poison dynamics that have led to the ‘culture wars’ for these divisions are permanent, ruinous and easily exploited by the controllers of the corrupt establishment and these dynamics have been largely responsible for the deterioration that has led us to our current state of deterioration. The differences of race and religion are irreconcilable and any honest examination of history and human nature should make this crystal clear to even the most utopian minded. They need to be abandoned as political causes as soon as possible. Therefore in order for the existing paradigms to be shattered and therefore removed as obstacles the political left must no longer openly embrace the widespread practice of abortion, militant feminism, engage in cultural demagoguery that fuels religious divisiveness and animosity and must embrace as a necessary philosophy the full right to bear arms unconditionally and must become more acceptable and tolerant to less extreme expressions of Christianity (excluding the zealots of course) and cease the thin-skinned hectoring of those who are not politically correct. Conversely, the political right or at least the rational elements of conservatism must be more tolerant to the rights of women, gays and minorities, in the old days political correctness was known as good manners and respect for others. The right also must accept the necessity for government regulations in regards to essential services (resources, medical care) but especially the banking and energy cartels which must be broken up as the damage that they have caused is now apparent to all but the blindest among us. The concept of privatization or more appropriately corporatism must be renounced as it has nothing to do with the utopian version of a free market that fails to take into account human nature. There also must not be an embracing of advancing the practices and icons of the most extreme sects of fundamentalist religion into public life.

I know very well that the people who really get it that the mutation of the state into a tool of repression by the oligarchy will be able to set aside those things that are not imperative for the reclamation of America in order to work together against the primary threat. There will always be those on both sides of the existing bogus left-right paradigm who will vehemently resist any changes that intrude upon and threaten the rights of their own little particular identity based groups and they need to be pushed to the fringes as they long ago should have been, it is where they belong in any functional society rather than in exerting inordinate influence that corrupts the legitimate political process. It is the ability of these easily manipulated groups to empower those moneyed interests who then are able to game the system that are largely to blame for the current crisis and the looming catastrophes of war, domestic repression and financial collapse and are only nuisances that serve as impediments to the necessary changes. I am not going to single out any specific group or demographic but there is plenty of blame to be laid at the feet of all of those who aid and abet the rise of tyranny while they continue to place their own little dogmas at such a level that they supercede the rights of all other citizens of the American republic.

It is of the utmost importance to somehow unify the disparate elements coming together and to allow for the generation that will inherit the future to gain their rightful place of influence within the political system in this shell of a once great nation. I do take the prophesy of The Fourth Turning very seriously and so should all of those who need to now rise together in order to meet our historical challenge, to inherit our destiny and to force those who have sowed the seeds of discontent to reap their whirlwind. If you use a big enough hammer you can smash anything.

Fascism, tyranny and despotism must be defeated at all costs or nothing else is ultimately going to matter. I am often being accused of being a “pessimist” (a ridiculous term which I despise), a “doomsayer” and am often stigmatized as one who dares to tell the unspoken truths in a land of willfully ignorant, fearful lemmings and sheep and the rest of the disinterested doomed. This though is inaccurate. While I have little regard for American life as it exists today and may God damn us all for what has become of this place, I do believe in two things which should be among the highest aspirations of human beings: redemption and atonement. The first will be achieved by the next generation which will be successors to the ones long ago who as FDR spoke of as having a “rendevous with destiny”. The second will be obtained in our support of them as they sift through the ashes of what they are being left with in search of a better future.

I will end with these words of wisdom from Saul Alinsky

All life is warfare, and it’s the continuing fight against the status quo that revitalizes society, stimulates new values and gives man renewed hope of eventual progress. The struggle itself is the victory. History is like a relay race of revolutions; the torch of idealism is carried by one group of revolutionaries until it too becomes an establishment, and then the torch is snatched up and carried on the next leg of the race by a new generation of revolutionaries. The cycle goes on and on, and along the way the values of humanism and social justice the rebels champion take shape and change and are slowly implanted in the minds of all men even as their advocates falter and succumb to the materialistic decadence of the prevailing status quo.

A Rotting Empire, A Restive Oligarchy and Ron Paul

First off I want to emphatically state that I do not endorse political candidates and this piece should not be interpreted as an endorsement for Ron Paul, rather it is a series of my thoughts on why it is that his popularity continues to grow. I don’t endorse candidates for the simple reason that I always prefer to call out hypocrisy and corruption both of which are plentiful and have gotten to a point where I have developed an extreme distaste for the electoral process itself. I have in the past done a good amount of posting on blogs that wear their party loyalty on their sleeves and while I have generally preferred Democrats I just don’t have the fucking stomach for them anymore either. Besides, I am now and have always been a registered independent although I increasingly am finding myself drawn towards a more libertarian point of view for what should be obvious reasons. I have nearly always voted Democrat for the sole reason that it is the lesser of two evils but goddammit it I am sick and tired of voting for an evil at all and we all should start to demand more rather than just the newest versions the same indecent and dishonest shits who adorn the ballot while men of ideals and merit are cast aside by the media and big money but more on that later. I would absolutely have to concur with the used and then abused Cindy Sheehan in her excellent column The ‘Fix’ where she calls a spade a spade because let’s face it, when CNN is rigging debates in favor of Hillary Clinton to the extent that Brent Budowsky is able to say with total accuracy that:

And I might add when such a ‘debate’ is mediated by former AIPAC lobbyist and well known establishment lackey Wolf Blitzer while Nosferatu lookalike and veteran Clinton operative James Carville is given any cred at all as an impartial analyst then indeed the fix is in.

I do not happen to agree at all with many of Ron Paul’s domestic policy ideas although I am vehemently against the wars both at home and abroad. They are wars that the Democrats played the base and independents as fools by promising to bring the troops home and put a halt to the Bush-Cheney junta’s war against the Constitution and then reneged once they were given control of Congress by suckers like us who they are now playing for fools once again. As with most others sickened by the betrayal of the jackass party as well as their marginalizing of progressives like Dennis Kucinich, mavericks like Mike Gravel and their keeping John Edwards on a short leash lest all of the loss of dignity, the death, the misery and the rank stupidity of the last seven years be in vain. You just can’t sacrifice all that has been sacrificed for the miserable ambitions of one woman and her reprobate husband to be impeded so close to the finish line. I often wonder how much the soon to be queen’s relentlessness has contributed to the pathetic and embarassing reign of Harry Reid who has presided over Hillary’s temple of eunuchs lest a stronger personality intrude on her limelight, the fecklessness of the Congress as well as the shank that they planted in the backs of the antiwar base has greatly contributed to my current state of anger and disenfranchisement. The failure of the Democrats to function as an effective opposition party is perhaps as big a contributor to Paul’s surge as anything else and he would end these fucking wars.

I also think that Paul’s criticism of the Federal Reserve system has a good deal of merit because the more that I learn about it the more it appears to be nothing more than a great big Ponzi scheme but that is a very long and convoluted topic that I will have to address at another time in order to do it with the justice that it deserves. For those interested in The Fed there is plenty of material out there that exposes this foul pseudo governmental entity that was set up through subterfuge, has been shrouded in secrecy since it’s inception and was chaired for nearly two decades by Ayn Rand cultist Alan Greenspan. ‘Greenie’ was initially canonized by Wall Street and the looter society spawned by Reagan as some sort of iconic figure and financial mystic but now that all of the elaborate scams are beginning to come unraveled. Now the dollar is dropping like Newton’s Law of Gravity and the ugly little truth that America’s manufacturing capability has been reduced to assembling Big Macs and Whoppers, rampant speculation and moving nonexistent money around and erecting a surveillance state while our top export is death and suffering courtesy of the Halliburtons, Blackwaters and other blood barters of the world is beginning to dawn on all but the most moronic and those whose sole mission in life is to sniff Brittney Spears’ panties (metaphorically of course). It’s time to reform this entire fucking putrid system and for the first time a lot of people are starting to get it that nothing else will suffice.

I am a loyal American and a patriot who loves the country but despises the fucking fascist assholes running it and is horrified at the ongoing gutting of our great constitution, the transformation of the corporate media into an arm of a government run amok and the extremely dangerous and foolish ideology that is neoconservatism and I find common ground with Ron Paul on all of these. He also gave the most impressive speech condemning the neocons that I have yet to hear from an elected politician and it was in 2003 (transcript) when most of this bullshit could still have been avoided. Paul’s brilliant response to the huffing and puffing indignant shithead Rudolph Giuliani during the FOX dog and pony show ‘debate’ in South Carolina when he dared to suggest that 9/11 was a result of our misguided foreign policy and the resultant blowback stood out for his sheer audacity to not be one of the rich white guys invoking Jack Bauer and trying to out Nazi each other. Paul stood his ground and when the show was over calmly offered up a reading list for the American Il Duce and 9/11 fear pimp. It was classic and stunning if only for the simple reason that none of the other corporate products being groomed for the top slot would dare to utter anything so close to the truth. This was the exact moment that Ron Paul went from obscurity to a factor and it was all due to him standing up like a pre 9/11 American and speaking the truth to power.

That being said I want to take a look at the so-called Ron Paul phenomenon that has the oligarchy scared shitless to the point where their attack dog propagandists like dimestore demagogue Glenn Beck are sent out to make the disturbing allegations that Paul supporters are dangerous anarchists and potential ‘terrorists’ along the lines of one Timothy McVeigh. At the same time in a two-pronged attack on dissent elected officials with a history of questionable loyalty (namely AIPAC whore Jane Harman) who also has deep involvement with the foulest elements of the defense industry are furiously working to pass legislation enabling them to develop a very loose definition of what constitutes terrorism that in essence borders on Pre-Crime as portrayed in the movie Minority Report. This is an extremely dangerous piece of legislation that should not be taken lightly by anybody who values the concept of free speech, free association and the ability to read and write what one chooses but while the mainstream media jerks the public off once again with the ridiculous ‘newest developments’ in the Natalee Holloway saga (Jesus Fucking Christ, what’s next, an exhuming of Laci and the fucking fetus?) they are entirely silent on this latest egregious attempt to shut down what was once a free and open society.

Harman’s demon child which is formally called H.R. 1955 – Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 was recently addressed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now and is correctly seen outside of the pocket press as the grave threat to freedom that it truly is. It has already sailed through the House of Hoyer and Pelosi by a 404-6 vote and will surely be passed in the Senate where it conveniently will be taken up by that treacherous little fish-faced pigfucker Joe Lieberman’s Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. This is nothing less than a blatant attempt to crackdown on activists, bloggers and truth seekers whose relentless probing is only beginning to expose the extent that the entire fucking United States government and a media that has been thoroughly infiltrated by moles has become a snakepit without a bottom. I would strongly recommend checking out Indypendent for Jessica Lee’s fine article on this serious attempt to destroy America from within entitled Bringing the War on Terrorism Home: Congress Considers How to ‘Disrupt’ Radical Movements in the United States and taking appropriate action to educate everyone possible on the ramifications of allowing this latest plank of an authoritarian police state to be cemented into place – even if it is holiday shopping season and there is football to watch – that being sardonic humor on my part, this is serious fucking business.

But I digress…

Honestly I don’t know what the meatheads, pollsters, party moguls and rank political whores don’t understand about the appeal of GOP (in name only) dark horse candidate Ron Paul. He is for the Constitution and against the wars and rather than the normal business as usual horse trading, backstabbing, triangulating and dicking around that keeps continually inept dipshit Democratic party beltway elitist consultants like Bob Schrum employed despite their epic history of incompetence perhaps it’s time for someone in the jackass party to get a fucking clue before the 2008 election goes up in their hand like the same flaming bag of dogshit that their overpaid clown strategists keep handing to them in a perverse reenactment of Groundhog Day and given the arrogant way that they have treated their real base in basically saying “fuck you, we’re not ending the war” and allowing George W. Bush wide latitude in destroying the country I would not count on them turning out again for more of the same. Republicans can always mobilize the knuckle dragging denizens of peckerwood nation, the Raptureheads and the pathological haters and racists but they work hard at appealing to the brainless and the dumb, liberals and progressives are actually able to think and many of them are beginning to think that the entire system is one big con designed only to keep a façade of false legitimacy plastered across the front of the whorehouse.

The Democrats are to the Republicans what the Washington Generals were to the Harlem Globetrotters and Ron Paul is a threat to a putrefying system just as Ross Perot was back in 1992 when he essentially stopped the Bush dynasty dead in it’s tracks at least for a short period, and Perot was spot on about the disaster of NAFTA, the great David Sirota weighs in on this in his latest piece. Paul though is a far bigger menace to the existing order as the Bush restoration gave rise to the neeocons, tripped the latch for the Wall Street pigs and financial hucksters to be loosed and the junta has gone to work on eliminating the constitution all facilitated by a unified force field projected by a pocket media hellbent on preserving the poisonous status quo at all costs. People are much more angry now than in 92, the system itself is on the brink of collapse, wars are engulfing the planet, the dollar is worth jack shit and the technological advances that gave us the internet have allowed for many to become educated as never before to the criminality of it all.

Granted that the majority of moron America stays glued to their beloved televisions dooling over lemming food and addicted to the accompanying mental masturbation but there really are millions out there working the net, reading and rebelling. They are also coming to the conclusion that the Democrats are thoroughly corrupt, to the extent where ‘debates’ are rigged in favor of the oligarchy’s queen in waiting who will only continue the policies of Bush, a change agent who pushed it to the wall and now a more moderate face is brought in to drive the war machine but the ultimate goal remains the same – keep the wars going, implement the police state and protect the ruling elite. The Clintons know all too well how the game works. Bill was a disciple of Carroll Quigley whose massive historical tome Tragedy and Hope spoke of the real movers and shakers, the men behind the curtain or as the father of public relations Edward Bernays once correctly tagged them: “Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country”.

A critical thing to take into account is that the Bushreich has been so extreme and the toady Democrats so abominable that the whole fucking game is now becoming exposed, the ball of string is now unraveling and the big onion being peeled with each layer being worse than the one preceding it. The internet has done the oligarchy and the criminals that it employs in governments immense damage by allowing for their long history of covert ops, drug running, assassinations, hostile takeovers of countries and the accompanying slaughter of ‘leftists’, market rigging and in the case of 9/11 a coup d’etat piggybacked on top of terrorist attacks. The transformation of the media into a propaganda arm of the octopus has actually to a large degree backfired with more people reading more, networking and digging deeper, technology has at least for the time leveled the playing field a bit but as Harman’s decidedly anti-American bill shows they are rapidly working to beat back the threat of an informed and agitated populace. They can criminalize whatever the fuck they choose to but the truth of the matter is that you just can’t put the toothpaste back into the tube and more people are losing faith in these corrupt bitches and bastards by the day. They are going down and no amount of slanderous inference or reckless legislation to criminalize free speech is going to stop them. The United States is being methodically and incrementally dragged to the precipice of the abyss of fascism and I would stongly recommend reading Naomi Wolf’s excellent analysis of this in this Guardian article which is examined in greater depth in her new book The End Of America: Letter Of Warning To A Young Patriot and finally there is some pushing back against the neocon juggernaut and their Vichy appeasers in the Judas Democrat party over their sad legacy of feckless appeasement.

so In a nutshell the complete failure of the American political system is what fuels the Ron Paul machine and it transcends traditional definitions of who can and should be allowed to be allies. The recognition that tt’s all one great big fucking sham, a rigged game of 3 card monte on the main drag of a Potemkin village of a legitimate democracy that masks a globalist, corporate and militarist agenda that will now rest until billions have been beggared, enslaved and left for dead. Justin Raimondo of the outstanding Antiwar.com hits the target dead center with this from a recent column on Dr. Paul’s popularity entitled Why Are They So Afraid Of Ron Paul?:


I find that the truly exciting thing about Ron Paul’s popularity is that we are now witnessing a nascent movement that actually has the potential to grow into a political force to be reckoned with. Shit, this is all beautiful to me. I grew up in the Seventies when questioning authority was in vogue and I couldn’t be more revolted at this sick joke of an era and the line-dancing over the cliff of legions of ass-sniffing lemmings. It is an amazing experience when I am mocked by co-workers and family members for daring to try to explain how our very ability to make a living is imperiled by the massive fraud of the subprime scams, globalization, endemic greed on Wall Street and a falling dollar but the same people engage in endless banter about every bit of triviality and minutia regarding the lives of Paris, Brittney, The Donald or whatever other example of what one should aspire to be happens to be pimped by the corporate media on any given day. Stupidity and apathy have become so entrenched that it is only natural that the oligarchy is justifiably horrified at those who have escaped their trap and now are screaming BULLSHIT at the top of their lungs. So just fuck Oprah and Dr. Phil and all of the rest of the virtual zoo keepers pimping preposterous folderol over the electronic crackpipe that is designed to keep the public pacified and dumb as Dylan once sang “the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools” and there sure as fuck is no shortage of the latter in George W. Bush’s post 9/11 wasteland of dumbness, decadence and desperation.

Part Two – The Golden Rule: ALWAYS kill the messenger:

Ron Paul’s crossover appeal absolutely horrifies the ruling class, his anti-abortion views are unbelievably based on principle (a career obstetrician) rather than any sort of religious hokum or political expedience. God forbid that the one great mobilizing issue that cements the bogus left-right paradigm that has fucked this country up for the past forty years be treated in a way that is less than sacrosanct for it has proven to be a useful holy grail in preserving the power of the elitists and the establishment. The rarest of bipartisan alliances is starting to percolate upwards through the corporatist media and it is an all out effort to stop Ron Paul in his tracks. Dennis Kucinich was easy prey with the killshot delivered by beltway hack Tim Russert that reduced the anti-war Democrat to just another loon babbling about UFO’s. They distorted the audio for the now famous “Dean Scream” to kneecap outsider Howard Dean in 2004, Mike Gravel was terminated with extreme prejudice and war critics are affixed with devil horns and castigated for being dangerous anarchists and leftists who worship at the altar of Karl Marx.

The entire fucking fascist movement has been built on the back of overturning Roe V. Wade and yet despite total extreme right-wing Republican control of every fucking branch of the government right after the hapless Democrats were spanked in 2004 it never even came close to being wiped from the slate. With a fanatic blood sucking little tick like Tom DeLay who seriously believed in the eradication of the existing system, a stranglehold on power in the Presidency, the Judiciary and the Congress, a braying horde of theocratic brownshirts who were foaming at the mouth to avenge Terri Schiavo it should have been dead certain that abortion be outlawed and that the death penalty applied (some have suggested by stoning) to physicians who would provide such services. Yet it didn’t happen for if it did it would be the equivalent of a large bucket of water on a smoldering fire, starving a movement of its energy, depriving the simpleton counter revolution of their raison d’etre and removing the biggest sideshow issue of modern times and this could not be allowed to happen under ANY circumstances because Christ only knows the aversion that the dummies and the angry army and the peckerwoods have to actually taking a look at the REAL issues that really affect their lives.

And Paul is in their sights now, it will be a brutal triangulation of crossfire already blessed by an oligarchy growing increasingly restive as the internet slowly and methodically exposes them as the murdering, blood thirsty parasites that they truly are. Once Paul is taken down then the queen in waiting will have a clear path, Hell the red carpet has already been rolled out and the ‘debates’ are just stagecraft to sell our sham democracy to the suckers. The nasty character assassinations of Paul and his followers are now everywhere as phase two of Gandhi’s famous proclamation of “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win” has ended and phase three has begun with a vengeance.

As I previously mentioned the insipid baby faced Beck who prior to his ascendance to CNN house propagandist was a third rate local loser shock jock who specialized in such matters of grave import as sponsoring eating contests took point in launching the smear campaign along with the flipped Marxist that is America’s “I HATE YOU” troll David Horowitz, a fanatical fulminating bag of shit who in any decent society would be just another rote piss reeking miscreant standing on a streetcorner braying his nonsensical diatribes from atop a soapbox but he is given credibility here as some sort of authority and his crusade to promote the ‘Nazification’ of the American eductional system.

Horowitz, a shriekingly shrill textbook example of a reactionary anti-American douchebag even went so far as to suggest that Paul’s supporters along with the great libertarian blog Lew Rockwell and the usual whipping boy liberals are actually in bed with Islamofascists – that little nonsensical term created in some reich wing think tank to pimp the war of civilizations and to lump all of the enemies of that shitty little paranoid country Israel in together with one great little marketing phrase. They even found the term “Ron Paul Revolution” to be indicative of terrorism, typically the hypocritical bastards give no mention to either “The Reagan Revolution” or Newt Gingrich’s “Republican Revolution” as the vicious assaults on American values that they have proven to be. Fortunately there are some principled bloggers like Glenn Greenwald who are out there debunking the attacks that are coming from the poisoned arrows of both sides seeking to preserve their monopoly on power.

Beck and Horowitz labelled Paul supporters as potential domestic terrorists because of the massive success of the Money Bomb fund raising drive on Guy Fawkes Day that sent tremors of fear through the establishment. Fawkes is mainly known to Americans from his significant presence in the movie V For Vendetta and as the saying goes “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter” and those who control the media, the government and set the agenda also are free to label any dissenters as terrorists which is exactly what was intended with all of the tyrannical infrastructure built up with 9/11 as a justification. Paul’s supporters have scheduled their big next fund raising drive to coincide with the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party so you can be certain that the media mockingbirds will be working harder than hell at finding a way to label the American revolutionaries and by extension the founding fathers as terrorists of sort. Hell, you already see what kind of festering disdain that they have for the Constitution or as no less an authority than Emperor Bush himself once referred to it “a goddamned piece of paper”.

The distinction that isn’t made is that state sponsored terrorism – which can be called war and includes the murder of innocent civilians is not recognized by the pocket media shills for neoconservative world domination. Firebombing Dresden or Tokyo, razing Fallujah, mercs and soldiers raping and gunning down civilians in Baghdad and the soon to be launched bombing of Tehran are by definition ALL acts of terrorism only they are in most cases condoned by the state. America also has a long sordid history of propping up terrorist regimes in Latin America who used death squads and were trained to torture at what was formerly known as the School of the Americas all to protect corporate interests and the right of the rich to exploit the poor. Author Naomi Klein’s excellent new book The Shock Doctrine gets into this but there is far more out there showing exactly how the deplorable ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ used at Abu Ghraib and Gitmo were already embedded in the empire’s DNA. Terrorism according to the definition doesn’t even actually require violence. According to the Miriam Webster dictionary terrorism is defined as:

Main Entry: ter·ror·ism
Pronunciation: ‘ter-&r-“i-z&m
Function: noun
: the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion



Which of course would make George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Glenn Beck, David Horowitz, Bill O’Reilly and every other scum neocon who repeatedly invokes fear as a means of control are by their own loose definition: terrorists. This being said once the people are able to regain control of the institutions of government and the courts every last one of them should be tried under the provisions of their own PATRIOT Act and other vile decrees that have codified the use of Gestapo style tactics in Der Homeland. Hoist the bastards on their own petards and punch all of their one way tickets to Gitmo.

But I once again digress…

The most withering of fire of course comes from the neocons themselves who would be pathetic were they not so dangerous. By viciously attacking Ron Paul and libertarians with such intensity the neocons have blown their entire liberals as fake devils con job and made it pretty damned apparent that it is liberty itself that they so despise. Per Justin Raimondo in his most recent column What Antiwar Activists Have To Be Thankful For:

The neocon meme is now firmly ensconced in the American political consciousness as a term of obloquy. Back in 1995, when I first started contributing to this site, hardly anyone had ever heard of this particular “n-word,” let alone knew what a “neocon” was: today, the term is ubiquitous. And, contrary to the outraged and wounded cries of the usual suspects, this wave of popular resentment against the icons of Neocon-dom is neither mindless sloganeering nor “bigotry” of any sort. It is, instead, based on an amazingly precise understanding of neoconservatism as a kind of ideological mutant, a monstrous hybrid that originated on the far left and migrated, like a deadly cancer cell, to the far right, where it metastasized into something that resembles fascism in all its particulars to a frightening degree.

The neocon smear campaign against Paul is at the same time desperate and hilarious in the manufacturing of alleged links to Nazi sympathizers. That the neocons would dare to play the Nazi card against Paul is all too predictable with every over the top out of their fucking minds ideologue shrieking out meaningless tripe that compares Iran to Nazi Germany and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Hitler is reaching the level of gross parody. Their incessant use of Nazi analogies crossed the border into the surreal when the notorious blowhard and bully Alan Dershowitz actually – and I shit you not – invoked the fucking Nazis as justification for an argument advocating the use of torture. This is a stunning how totally fucking batshit and out of sorts that the Israel Lobby has become, blinded by their racism and a pathological desire to launch their own genocidal spree against the Muslim world and willing to use any method possible to slander and destroy any in America who stand in their way. Nutty Norman Podhoretz, Horowitz and all of the moles and fifth columnists from AIPAC to the American Enterprise Institute and their media mockingbirds have flogged the Nazi horse to death. Besides, it is just more of the same illogic and hypocrisy from the fascist poseurs who never could muster up any similar outrage over Prescott Bush’s role as one of Hitler’s top American money men or of the complicity of Wall Street bankers and captains of American industry in helping to build the Nazi war machine or of the hallowed Gipper’s connection to surviving Nazi elements during his rise to the pinnacle of power as the smiling face of apple pie authoritarianism.

Part Three – So It Goes…


Can it be that the usurpers and the moles are getting nervous? The coming AIPAC spy trial, the Sibel Edmonds time bomb that could expose the systemic corruption of the entire fucking U.S. government, the Ron Paul movement and the growing realization by more Americans that their system is rigged and has been rigged for a long time has these despicable rats and traitors now working furiously to ensure that they can use the government as a weapon against it’s own people. In a perverse way I suppose that Leo Strauss was right in believing that a liberal society held the seeds of it’s own destruction and would give way to tyranny and repression. It was the very liberal belief that fifth columnists with anti-American agendas were somehow entitled to eat away at the pillars of this country from within and were entitled to the same rights to free speech that others were, this in retrospect was wrong-headed and destructive and is what has set America on it’s current trajectory spinning off into darkness along the fascism arc. In reality the fifth columnists, the moles and their propagandists should have been ridiculed, shunned and marginalized instead of being allowed to shift the discourse first through the Powell Memorandum and then the think tanks.

People are catching on now and it must be stopped at all costs, the establishment will now start to close ranks and in a rare bipartisan manner circle the wagons so as to protect their corrupt spoils system. Their disdain for the concept of America has become blatant, their dismantling of the Constitution and of the social safety net is criminal and their attempts to scurrilously invoke the Hitlerian tactics of labeling dissenters as terrorists is treasonous. This country was founded on rebellion and borne out of the blood of a revolution against tyranny, one should take the time to read that inconvenient (in today’s context) document Declaration of Independence that proclaims that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is an American birthright:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Seems to me that the governed are no longer rolling over and offering their consent because now more so than ever is the time to fight the future. Perhaps the Ron Paul movement will eventually turn into something that will ultimately attract enough of the disenfranchised to form the basis of a counter-revolution against a corrupt oligarchy and it’s bought and paid for servants. Ron Paul like any other man is nothing to the establishment, he is but a fly in the ointment and he can and will be squashed when the time comes for an electronic assassination in the same corporate media that took out Ross Perot, Ralph Nader and Howard Dean before him whose messages represented a threat to the existing order – the machine has become far more sophisticated since it became a necessity to eliminate JFK, RFK and MLK who were all simply shot by a deranged lone gunman who could then be made into a patsy and business went on as usual.

That Paul has no chance of winning the Republican nomination is irrelevant, what does matter is the spark may have been provided to a moribund and marginalized antiwar majority that is capable of catching fire to something much bigger. There is an oligarchy threatening, paradigm smashing crossover appeal attached to this that along with a largely disenfranchised electorate are a potentially volatile mix because such ingredients are necessary for the creation of a mass movement. As I referenced in my previous posting entitled The Antiwar Movement Needs A New Playbook Scott Ritter laid out the blueprint for an antiwar coalition backed by a drive for a restoration to constitutional values and the Ron Paul Revolution taps into this. I don’t think that I need to remind anyone of what can come out of failed presidential campaigns, look at what LBJ’s smashing of Barry Goldwater led to or for that matter the political power that was built using the mailing list from Pat Robertson’s failed run in 1988. This is a similar scenario which if left to grow will ultimately become a very serious threat to the ruling oligarchy, the looters and the blood barters and their global criminal enterprise.

As the protagonist in the aforementioned V For Vendetta so eloquently put it “Ideas Are Bulletproof” and I might add they are contagious as well.

Paul has become the equivalent of a rock star among the young, and his appeal goes way beyond the usual libertarian crowd: liberals and conservatives, all races and cultural types, from home-schooling Christians to San Francisco pagans and everything in between. On the Internet, and in the streets, the Ron Paul Revolution, as his followers have dubbed their movement, is taking off.

Joe Biden, Chris Dodd, Bill Richardson and Dennis Kucinich have close to a hundred years of significant government experience and very significant things to say about the campaign, but have been treated in these debates like the opposition to Vladimir Putin are treated in the state-controlled Russian media.

It is a disgrace and a sham and a disrespect not only to those candidates but to the very idea of an informed citizenry choosing our next leader in a democratic election.