Please listen to this

I am going to do something I never do and that is post a video without analysis. Tim Black has posted this video from his call in show. It is almost 25 minutes long and is the audio of just one woman who called in recently. He has posted her call as a stand alone video without any comment because of the importance of what she had to say about our government and our society.

It is my hope that some of you here will find the time to listen to her very passionate speech. Her voice quavers at times and I am not sure it is due to age or more likely, that she is crying. If you can, please find the time to listen to Laura from Alaska.

I would love to know what everyone here thinks about her speech. I know that she spoke for me.

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riverlover's picture

I want to weep.

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Hey! my dear friends or soon-to-be's, JtC could use the donations to keep this site functioning for those of us who can still see the life preserver or flotsam in the water.

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@riverlover I got tears in my eyes listening to her. I also praise Tim Black for allowing her to go on along as she needed.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy

Wink's picture

show! Not surprised
@gulfgal98
he let her keep going.
Now going viral. Posted to FB.

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the little things you can do are more valuable than the giant things you can't! - @thanatokephaloides. On Twitter @wink1radio. (-2.1) All about building progressive media.

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@gulfgal98 cry. Yes, this is the story I hear everyday from all my friends and relatives. Everyone is frightened and miserable. But, no one knows the extent of their power...the power of unity. TPTB keep us fighting amongst ourselves so we don't have time to think of the reason why we are so miserable. We've done the right thing, and yet our lives worsen and worsen...why? We need to unify, unify...we outnumber them, which is why they fight so hard to keep us down.

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Well done is better than well said-Ben Franklin

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It simply went back to the way it always was after it sabotaged the Soviet Union. With the Soviet Union dead, no party even has to pay lip service to working class issues or even tries to maintain the illusion of 'Social Democracy'. Instead, they let the capitalists go balls deep in this country with total and open hostility to workers of all stripes.

Be honest: Do you really expect anything else from a government that does nothing but serve the capitalist class? That's something that most disillusioned people here and elsewhere can't seem to grasp.

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Modern education is little more than toeing the line for the capitalist pigs.

Guerrilla Liberalism won't liberate the US or the world from the iron fist of capital.

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@The Aspie Corner or are you referring to what Laura from Alaska said?

I readily admit to not being good with tags.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy

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It breaks my heart. She cried. And it made me want to cry. I would push her wheelchair in the front rows to occupy Congress. She leads the revolution that needs to be followed. It's a lesson for this community and everyone should take her words to heart.

Thank You gulfgal98.

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Ich schreibe was mir paßt - in memory of Steve Biko

She sounds kinda over medicated to me, but good rant though. Epic. "Laura" from "Alaska" could be any number of people here. We are all on the same page, where is everyone else? Reading a different book entirely I think, I don't know if it's an age gap or a wage gap or what. Knowledge gap. LOL forget it, history is repeating, anguish infinitum.

Taxes filed, time to chill? Not so fast, says IRS

Given recent changes in tax tables created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, IRS officials are urging taxpayers in California and nationwide to do a “paycheck checkup” and other double-checks, the better to avoid a possibly unpleasant surprise in early spring next year.

“The IRS is taking special steps to help taxpayers understand these tax law changes,” said Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter . “We encourage people to do a paycheck checkup to help make sure they’re having the right amount of tax withheld for their unique personal situation. To help with this, the IRS has added and updated a variety of tools and information to help taxpayers.”

The IRS says taxpayers should start by determining how much money they want employers to withhold from their paychecks.

Hey California, just chill. Doing nothing (to maintain status quo) IS doing something (to force alternatives), that's what I always say.

Thanks

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Thanks, gulfgal!

Goes to show how up on issues this site is because we have been talking about every issue she brought up. Well done Blue Blog!

Let's slip the Red Pill in the water supply.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
- strife delivery

If only this woman would get with the program, and realize that when Bernie and his fellow CIA-MIC-connected Democrats take over Congress, we'll be well on our way to righting all these wrongs. Then she wouldn't be crying so much, and she'd have HOPE!! She really needs to come to this C99% and imbibe the wisdom and agendas of all of the Bernie supporters here. Then she won't feel so bad.

On a more serious note, in case there's anyone wondering where Nancy Pelosi learned politics, you may not know it, but her dad was a mayor of Baltimore for many years, and part of the Democratic machine there. According to this article, he also was a companion of "made men." Thus, Nancy learned early on, how and for what real purposes the game of politics is played (probably also explains how she got so rich):

http://bitterqueen.typepad.com/friends_of_ours/2015/07/fbi-files-congres...

This would also possibly explain why Maryland-connected, Pelosi-second-in-command, Steny Hoyer, sounds like a "wise guy" in this video, as he talks a progressive candidate out of running for the Democratic Party nomination for Congress:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mySXaG05Gw

Do we live in a GREAT country, or what? Two different Mafia families, er, parties to choose from!!!

Gangsters and tyrants, and their enablers and sycophants, rule us.

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@SoylentGreenisPeople

I refer to this, of course:

She really needs to come to this C99% and imbibe the wisdom and agendas of all of the Bernie supporters here. Then she won't feel so bad.

We just re-established that this is a non-partisan site, where those who love Bernie and those who are less inclined that way can interact respectfully with each other. We don't have to agree, but we do need to respect differing viewpoints (unlike some other place), or this place will fail as that other has.

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@dance you monster
First, thanks Soylent for the link about Pelosi probably being from dirty goomba money. That would make sense. What's she worth now? "uh, er, we're capitalists...," as she famously said.

Thanks for attending to it, dym (by the way, how are you?).

I think it's pretty clear we almost unanimously feel the same way about the system and what we're up against. Having an inside/outside approach to it seems the most prudent thing we can do at the moment.

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"If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:

THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
WAS MUSIC"

- Kurt Vonnegut

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@Mark from Queens some of us feel differently about an inside/outside approach, but I won't get into it now.

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@dance you monster

But that works both ways, and I've received my share of it too, before I did what I just did.

On another note, 68% of Americans say they no longer trust either political party:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-30/almost-23-americans-have-given...

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@SoylentGreenisPeople
if you haven't yet done so, read this. It's written by the owner of this site. Let it sink in.

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"We are the terrorists now".
Powerful enough to make a grown man weep.

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gulfgal98's picture

@earthling1 There were so many great things she said. That line stood out for me too.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy

maybe not all at once, but we are not all asleep. I don't believe people consistently vote against their own interests. There are too many things that always go in one direction, away from the peoples interests.

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So cogent, passionate and broad-ranging, from a homespun woman who clearly has observed a lot and can connect the dots so readily.

Love her viewpoint of that from small town life, in which one did let another go unattended or abandoned in times of need, even if you didn't like that person or they didn't like you. So much to be said of the cold, manipulative duopoly propaganda that turns us all into vicious partisans. Divide and conquer. As old as civilization in some ways. You'd think we'd be a the point of evolving away from this garbage at some point (but no one reads history).

Truth is people one on one are not like the way we are portrayed by the venal media and their penchant sensationalism, misinformation and omission (why aren't people like this ever heard from, or stories of people helping one another, forming community bonds or just plain old "good stories" about compassionate, selfless human beings - how about that unarmed young black man who fought and disarmed that murderer on a spree at a restaurant in Tennessee? Should have been pronounced a hero, a word we so carelessly throw around that it's lost its meaning) .

In the big picture, as human beings the only way society ever came about in the first place is because we are not he-man individualists. We are social beings who have collaborated and cooperated to first of all survive but then to have gotten to where we are now. That gets buried in the snowjob of the Great Lies of the American Dream and American Exceptionalism, which is the core of all this dopey RW propaganda about pulling your bootstraps up which results in resentment voting.

So much to say really about her magnificent rant but I'm out of time here. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, GG. And Tim Black. Man, his show is really great. Such a sharp, real dude, with great perceptive ability and a really big heart. We've got some great folks out there holding the torch and bringing us all together (read the comments on YouTube also, excellent). Leading me to believe there are a lot more folks in this world, forget the country, who are like us at C99 than our politicians and media would like us to believe.

Has anyone thought of transcribing this/have the time? Really would be great to circulate around (though here delivery is quite emotional and affecting). Some people would rather read than spend 25 minutes watching (including most of the time myself).

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"If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:

THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
WAS MUSIC"

- Kurt Vonnegut

gulfgal98's picture

@Mark from Queens I cried when I heard this beautiful woman speak so passionately from her heart. I cried a second time when I read your comment, Mark. You have such a wonderful way with words.

I love Tim Black too. He is a big and imposing man but so full of humanity. It spoke very well of where his own heart lies in that he let her use his platform for 25 minutes without interruption. He understood the power of her words.

We describe ourselves in political terms such as left or right or progressive or conservative, but perhaps we need to redefine how we describe ourselves with a more inclusive term, such as humanist or something similar. This is exactly what Laura from Alaska was talking about.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy

earthling1's picture

@Mark from Queens
What would be greater is getting this on Breitbart, or Redstate, or any of the rw sites because she speaks to them also. Her homely, rural manner is exactly them, to a tee.
She appealed to all of us in a unique way that did transend party, idealogy, color, and city/rural divide.
This is our real challenge. Connecting with the other side.
How do we do this?
The answer to this is what will save humanity.
IMHO

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@earthling1
That’s what Nader has been talking about. The potential tsunami wave of the 99% coalescing, made up of pissed-off Dem and Rep partisans who are realizing they’ve both been played.

I’d happily do the transcribing. With YouTube now most videos have a “open transcript” feature, which is some work but saves a lot of time listening and stopping constantly.
I did a lot of that this morning on an amazing Jimmy Dore interview with Glenn Greenwald for an essay.

But right now I’m gettting pretty pumped up listening to Rev Barber on WBAI talking about the Poor People’s Campaign agenda. Very exciting and potentially potent. Nonviolent direct action, loads of cross religious and non leaders (Barber also talked about their wonderful tactic of compiling firsthand stories of the poor and marginalized, all over Kentucky, WV, etc. To me nothing melts the callousness of the comfortable than having to look into the eyes of such people).
Got the boy tugging at my leg, with an acoustic guitar leaning next to him. I’ve got way too much going on here.

Will someone transcribe this for us?
You’re right. This beautiful, heavy rant potentially bridges a lot of the divide.

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"If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:

THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
WAS MUSIC"

- Kurt Vonnegut

@Mark from Queens thanks, it will take me forever and be full of mistakes (waves hi to proof-readers) why not? lol I downloaded it anyway so it is just here waiting for me to do something. ta

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mhagle's picture

Wow.

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Marilyn

"Make dirt, not war." eyo

fakenews's picture

Haven't read it for a while but this lady makes me want to reread it.

Michael Clare's Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict Resource Wars

Peace
FN

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"Democracy is technique and the ability of power not to be understood as oppressor. Capitalism is the boss and democracy is its spokesperson." Peace - FN

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magnificent.

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"Just call me Hillbilly Dem(exit)."
-H/T to Wavey Davey

earthling1's picture

our elected offices being taken over by CIA struck a nerve.
I still think our only option is to elect poor or working class people and deluge the legislatures across the nation with a constant stream of newbies.
They long ago stopped legislating for "us", lets effin' stop them from legislating for "them".

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a full understanding of human nature and our country’s history at her fingertips. She even managed to work the dangers of our new intrusive technology into her rant.

I am a fan if Laura from Alaska. Why isn’t SHE running our country? I’m writing her in in 2020 because looking at the choices TPTB allow us just isn’t good enough.

EDIT: if/of

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

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@Amanda Matthews said something similar.

In my own opinion, we all are Laura from Alaska. She spoke to Tim, but she spoke for us all.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy

I wasn't sure I would get through it, my own urge to cry is right under the surface right now, and I did of course cry a bit. She sounds like someone who's railed this before and few listen to her. She sounds like me when I get real wound up sometimes after a few drinks. She is spot on, she's as scared as we are, maybe more but I don't know. I identify with her. Great job on her part, she nailed it all. I'll have to watch more Tim Black.

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Riveting. She launched her history recitation, facts, solutions on an anecdotal act of community decency that just make such compelling reason. She hurts, she is rural/countrified, whip smart, the antithesis of the stereotype. She is my heart. Very moving statement of her opinions, and why she has them
Tim Black is great to let her riff.

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and noted to him of the great comments. I do not know if he will see it, but I thought he should know how much this woman touched so many of us here.

For those who have never watched Tim Black, I highly recommend him. If I could use one word to describe him, it would be humanist. On an aside, he is also a good friend of Lee Camp's.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy

had me at "child of the universe".
truth speakers are powerful.

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bygorry

dystopian's picture

She rocked it! Go granny go! Thanks for sharing gg. Most excellent material.

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

Lookout's picture

...and Laura speaks for many. Her heartfelt sorrow at the nature of the US reflects many citizens disappointment and outrage. As she says - we are the terrorists. Sadly I agree.

Thanks for the link.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

I did what I could for now, here is the draft for copy pasta to fix what I couldn't make out(?) and stuff:

907. 907 you're live, what's your name and where are you calling from?

Good evening young man my name is Laura and I am calling from the great state
of Alaska, can you hear me?

I can hear you just fine Laura, what's on your mind?

Well I was born in 1945, my father was born in 1915. I grew up with a
grandmother who was born in 1892, and I have history(?) beside me. And before
there was technology we didn't know about a lot of things until the mail would
get across the world, ya know? And then this thing came along called the radio,
and they weren't saying... nobody was worrying about whether they were a
Republican or they were a Democrat, they wondered if you were a good neighbor.

I could remember back when I was young there was a man he was very very mean
to people, and hurtful, but at seventy below zero his cabin burned down, and
everybody from the entire community came and we rebuilt his home. We knocked
down trees and we rebuilt his home in two days. We didn't ask if he was a
Democrat, we didn't ask if he was a Republican, we didn't ask what he could do
for us, we already knew he didn't like us. But the fact was he was a child of
the universe, and he wasn't going to freeze because we didn't like him or he
didn't like us. What we've gotten away from is, we've gotten too smart for our own damn pants.
People look at a computer screen and they don't look at people in the eye
anymore. They don't see each others heart.

50% of us live at or below the poverty level, most of those people, 44% of
those people work for a living, and are(?) homeless... and out of those 50%, 35% of
those are children, and I remember the days when there were... when you hunt
for your food and you garden and you put up your preserves, and you didn't
have but one pair of shoes, maybe two. You took care of one another, you were
brother and sister, it didn't matter what your skin color was.

I've traveled this world and I've lived in 44 out of the 50 states. I was a
protester during the '50s '60s '70s and '80s because I could see where this
world was going to once Nixon took us off the gold standard dollar, and put us
on the oil dollar, the petro dollar. We got in bed with the Saudi Arabians and
we decided between the Saudi Arabians, The United Kingdom, France, that we
were going to divide the African nation up of all of its wealth.

And who came out ahead in the World Wars, it was the United States. Why?
Because the Russians, the Russians lost twenty five million regular people
fighting with nothing more than shovels, and what they could put their hands
on against tanks. And in New York city we turned away the Jewish people
and returned them back to be killed. We had to be drug in to that war, and at
that time the Russians were our allies, and they put their blood on the line
for us, and they put their blood on the line for the world because the Germans
almost won.

Now look at us. We have abdicated our constitution, our Congress has abdicated
its constitutional duty to be the only to ever declare war upon anyone. We're
the only country that has ever dropped an atom bomb, not once but twice on
humanity. And now we pimp ourselves out like whores in to any country, because
ever since 9/11 the Congress has not ever once said we were at war. We have
gone in to each and every one of these countries; Iraq, Iran, Kuwait,
Afghanistan without approval, those are illegal wars.

Right now Syria and Iran are sovereign nations, we may not like how they are
run, but they are sovereign nations and we've got not one thing of proof that
nothing bad has happened by them men. We bought... nobody mentions it, the day
of the so called last chemical bombing, that Israel had two of their own
fighter jets there, and bombed the same area supposedly that had the chemical
attack destroying evidence. And then the people who were supposed to, the
weapons inspectors were supposed to come in, we bombed the day before. Still
no proof. Last year when it happened, even Mattis said three months ago we had
no evidence.

Do you know why we're in Syria young man? We're in Syria because it's the last
spot in a large pipeline that runs all through that area like a triangle, and
Russia and the United States and the UK are fighting over who gets to have the
liquefied gas and the oil. Those so called moderate rebels, they're not
moderate rebels they're ISIS Al Nusra, and we, we the United States pay them
to go in overthrow Assad because twelve years ago, you can look it up online,
when Christine Amanpour went online with him and interviewed him and said "You
know they're coming for regime change on you."

Now this is twelve years ago, the next step was, what was supposed to happen
with those two Israeli jets is they was expecting the Syrians or the Russians
to shoot one of them down and they didn't do it. 'Cause had they shot them
down then we'd have the legal right under Article 5 of the United Nations to
go in 'cause Article 5 states if you attack one of our people of the United
Nations then you attack all of us. Right now we are committing war crimes
again and have been since 9/11. No one has ever brought that up.

Obama, he extended wars. Obama is a gentlemen whom is very smart, well spoken,
but CitiBank was handed his entire cabinet. And this has always been about
who's got the minerals and who's got the oil and who's got the gas. Has
anybody ever asked why has our country supplying information, ground support
air support to Saudi Arabian jets that are bombing Yemen, and have been for
five years. Because Yemen has... and we even have a naval blockade there that
doesn't allow for any aid to come in to help the most. These people are
starving to death and they got the worst cholera outbreak because Yemen
happens to have the only port for both of those pipelines to come out, and
that's where the liquefied natural gas will then be taken to the UK and the
United States and we're trying to keep it out of the hands of China.

So, you've got in the United Nations only five countries that will not ever be
brought up on charges for war crimes, and that is number one the United
States, number two the UK, France, and Israel, and Saudi Arabia. What doesn't
look funny there? Saudi Arabia happens to be one of the worst offenders of
humanity, crimes against humanity besides the United States.

The United States has over one thousand military bases across the world, and
that's not even including lily pads(?). We have had illegal wars ever since, even
before Vietnam that were lied to. And when Nixon took us off the gold standard
we were the only country that had done so at the time. We made a deal with the
OPEC, then created the OPEC nations out of Saudi Arabia. And what the petro
dollar means is this: In order to have the oil they have to change their money
in to American dollars because our... uh it's an illegal bank by the way, the
uh... oh I'm sorry. I'm old honey and I'm tired.

The Federal Reserve is an illegal bank, look it up it's not even allowed. It
was created in 1914, and then in 1915 the IRS was created. Before then you
didn't need permits for your land to build, you didn't need permission to get
married, all the bullshit that they do now. But the fact of the matter is is
we're broke, we're broke. We owe China well over 800 thousand dollars because
of Nixon. That's why they flooded our entire... WalMarts, everything is from
China. Now the fact of the matter is we're still in Afghanistan, there aren't
any terrorists there, there haven't been any terrorists there and we're never
getting out of any of these places.

I want to ask America this: If the Democrats thought, and still stay, that
Trump is so crazy and so unstable and saber rattling and war hawkish, which he
is, why in the hell did they go ahead and vote to give him 700 thousand, 700
trillion dollars, and another 80 trillion dollars extra for war? Why did they
go ahead and help expand his powers to spy on his own people? Edward Snowden
told us that this was going on, well now it's even worse. It's beyond worse,
they actually make televisions through Toshiba and a few others that use your
own... those smart TVs where you can plug your phone in and and all that, that
listens in on you. My own phone listens in on me.

And when Obama took the linchpin out of the um, it's called the um, not the
constitution, the Bill of Rights, of suspending Habeas Corpus which means that
they can throw you in prison without any charges, indefinitely without any
kind of representation through your lawyer. There's no lawyers they just grab
your ass and you're gone and they don't know where you're at, okay? Black
sites. This isn't conspiracy theory bullshit, this is real. So if they can do
this to American citizens then right now in Seattle Washington they are
writing it in to law, that if you happen to be protesting, which happens to be
your First Amendment right to do so, peacefully protest. Let's say Wells Fargo
did its umpteenth bullshit thing to us, and we decide we're going to go down
there and we're going to go downtown here and I'm going to picket that they
took my money and they opened up credit cards in my name, ruined me, well
that's now called being an economic terrorist. Use the word terrorist and you
are now in a site where nobody finds you. We got private prisons built for
this stuff now here in the U.S..

Now here's a good one for ya, Mike Pompeo, Mr. 'I believe in the apocalypse',
'cause he believes so much in Christ of course, coming back to god obviously
needs his help, right? So you got Pompeo going to be Secretary of State but
before he was even Secretary of State he was sent over to North Korea. The CIA
went right over to North Korea, not as Secretary of State he went over as a
CIA man, now the woman who's going to take his place is wanted in Germany and
cannot leave this country, why? Because she's a war criminal, she kidnapped a
man from Germany, the wrong man, and took him to Taiwan and that's where they
tortured him. And they couldn't get anything out of him because he didn't do
anything wrong, they dropped his ass back off, alive. I don't understand that
one, but thank goodness. She can't leave but she's going to be the head of the
CIA. He, the head of the CIA is now the head of the Secretary of State, and
they happen to just leak 'oh hey, guess who's running for Democratic seats
here in mid-term, ex-Military ex-CIA and ex-Department of Defense people.
They're running for Congress and running for our Senate, so we're going to
have a Senate full of CIA, we're going to have a Congress full of them, we're
going to have representatives full of them, we're going to have a head full of
them, and we're going to have a guy who believes he's going to help bring in
the rapture along with this crazy nut job, Mr. Mustache I keep wanting to call
him Porter but it's not it's Bolton, he ain't met a war you know, that he
never loved.

Our country's in some deep shit people, we are the terrorists. We're the
terrorists! You don't know that because you ain't young enough or old enough
to remember. You never knew people that were old enough to understand and see
and show you and tell you. Your schools don't teach you nothing. When Hitler
lost we took all of that information and we used it ourselves. Now, we have
over 90% of this earth covered in our own military and the only reason no one
stands up to us is we're the only one crazy enough to blow everybody up. Now
we're for sale, our military's for sale, and if you don't believe me John
Kerry got in front of the Senate, it was on Jimmy Dore's show and he showed
it, where he stated Saudi Arabia put the money on the table and said, hey you
take out Syria and Iran for us and we'll pay for the whole thing. The
congresswoman who asked him in return was "well what kind of money are we
talking about?" The man started to giggle he says "Well ma'am it's quite a
bit." So our military is for sale.

You want to talk on your cell phones, every six months they make them new
ones, it needs lithium. Who's rich in lithium? Oh I don't know, Afghanistan?
How come we're in a country in war and we don't know about it until a young
beautiful black man is killed and his life is smeared all over the media and
nobody knows that we've been there for five years. We've whored ourselves to
the highest bidders, and every country fears us because we drone their
children, who don't even go out... don't even know what blue sunshine looks
like. Why? Because drones can't come out when it's cloudy they can't see you.

So we better get our shit together, we better get it together real real fast
because our day's coming up. We're only 250 years old, there are dynasties
older than us waiting on us, they got nothing but time. And someone's going to
turn around and bloody our nose, and knock our dick in the dirt. So we better
stop worrying about things we can't control and we better start getting some
math together. Everyone talks about this 1% versus 99%, well y'all been
brainwashed to think that 99% of you are just nothing, that you have no power,
that you should be afraid. Well guess what? If 99% of us showed up on our
Washington, they work for us, we rolled up in our wheelchairs us old dying
fuckers, you put us up first. You take us up in our wheelchairs four or five
deep and you put it online, and you put it up there to watch it. You watch the
country, let the world see what our country does to its own people. They'll
say to shoot us down, tase us, throw us in jail, do whatever to our old bones
because honey we ain't nothing but dirt anyways. And the rest of you 99% get
up off of your asses, quit fighting with each other, you take back your
country because they sure as hell ain't gonna give it to ya.

The three top highest richest men in America, Jeff Bezos alone could take one
third of his income, the richest man in the world and end world hunger. What
does he do? He grinds his people to the ground to the point where they wear
little wrist thingies that vibrate and make them go faster. They're making
them pee in places... he has ambulances waiting outside of his thing, making
sure that... hey they passed out? Take 'em to the hospital, 'why should I spend
money on air conditioning?'

I want to leave you with this, the 28th Amendment: Congress shall make no law
that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally
to the senators and representatives in Congress, and they shall make no law
that applies to senators and representatives that does not apply equally to the
citizens of the United States. So that's your key people, if they're going to
spy on you, you turn around and say okay fine, then it's okay for me to spy on
you. You want to make laws where you can put me in jail without any cause and
without any charges? Well I charge you.... officer, take him to jail. Start
getting smart before they change our constitution to the point where it's not
even worth wiping your ass with.

I'm sorry I got uppity with my mouth, but I got grandbabies and children that
deserve as much as everybody elses worlds grandbabies do. Peace. We all, the
whole world deserves peace. We deserve clean water, we all deserve to be
treated like decent human beings and not like cattle. And they're not going to
take another penny from any of us. Stop paying your taxes, stop doing whatever
it takes to make that machine run. You don't have to be violent, you just have
to make the world see that we are not what we say we are. We are the biggest
hypocrites around, and if you're going to sit and fight with your neighbor
about being Republican, or you're going to fight over them being a Democrat?
They're both the same wings of the same greedy bird. So how about we fly it
the way we want to, not the way they say we're supposed to. Either that or we
clip the wings of that bird and we put it in a cage.

Thanks

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Mark from Queens's picture

@eyo
You transcribed it!

It's great to have this for posterity.

To me, this is what a lot of the internet and C99 is about: giving a platform to otherwise marginalized voices and preserving these existential cries out for not only future generations, but for us to know that we are not alone.

That there are so many similar voices to ours around the globe who feel similarly about what a sham this whole capitalist rat race is, and the viciousness of the monsters who pit us against one another to keep us on the treadmill of their dehumanized status quo.

I hope earthling sees this and can share it with some of those RW sites he talked about.

Thanks again, eyo! Great job.

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"If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:

THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
WAS MUSIC"

- Kurt Vonnegut

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@eyo

Thank-you, eyo!

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mimi's picture

@eyo
That was really a patriotic deed to transcribe Laura's words, eyo. I will print them out, frame them and hang them over my bed.

Highlighted will be the last sentence.

Either that or we clip the wings of that bird and we put it in a cage.

Thank you so much, eyo. Deeply appreciated.

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Ich schreibe was mir paßt - in memory of Steve Biko

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@eyo

Let's get this posted so more eyes can read this. Incredible job and much thanks for doing this.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
- strife delivery

gulfgal98's picture

@eyo Thank you, eyo! Wonderful job! You captured her perfectly. Good

If you do not mind, I am going to post your transcription with a big H/T to you as a stand alone essay so that folks here can copy and save it separately, if they wish.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy