We don't live in a democracy, you know that don't you? Seems like everyone I say that to acknowledges it. They'll say, "well sure, it's not a democracy but a republic". Or, "yes of course, the rich control the government". Or, "well, the system of government is a representative democracy, but not a "real" democracy".
"I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don't believe anything the government tells me". George Carlin
Remember the good old days of Samantha Power and Colin Powell? Like with Trump as president, just when you think it can't get any worse, along comes Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
Well, the results are in, there ain't shit we can do about IT.
Damn, I went there.
I've been asking and observing, not just here but everywhere I can. There isn't a single person who knows what to do about IT.
There's a storm brewing, can you feel it? Gale force winds, fifty foot waves, death, destruction, the 2018 Election.
Would you vote for the republican party?
Will you vote for the democratic party?
Ok, we need a new flag for the Revolution. This one ain't cutting it. Too divisive, too violent, too much of a dirty history, too Trump like, the other side can keep it. We'll create a new one. I'm not all that big on flags but apparently as humans we're hardwired to need them. We'll have to work with human nature accordingly.
(This is a picture of skeleton thin children starving in Yemen. You'll have to use your imagination or search the internet, I don't have the stomach for it right now.)
(Note: I've got a little 6 month old grandson visiting for the holiday. When I saw the picture of the starving child in Yemen, I saw his eyes looking at me. Angry? You bet.)
You are what you eat. You break it, you pay for it. You elect a dumb shit, you are a dumb shit.
Remember when Rex Tillerson, the Exxon Secretary of State, reportedly called Trump a moron in a July 2017 meeting, i.e., when he was acting as Trump's SOS. He denied it and is still SOS, but we all know it happened and is true.
The Situation is Revolting...
So Where's the Revolution?
So Where's the Revolution?
I think the revolution been stifled with silence, prevented by propaganda, and choked with debt and economic struggle. The important stories are not presented to “We the People”, or the stories are spun to promote more war and corporate profit. Mix in a capitalist collection of ads designed to make you eat stuff that's bad for you, ask your doctor for more drugs, take out a forward and reverse mortgage, and of course love your favorite fossil fuel company.
Public services like education, healthcare, and I would add a balanced rational press or news media, should not be operated by for-profit corporations because the real mission of helping people is lost in the quest for ever more return for investment. The Fourth Estate has been inherited (or perhaps purchased or captured?) by the elite. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Estate
For all those democrats, particularly those on partisan democratic party blogs like Daily Kos, who think Hillary Clinton would have been better than Trump the Paler.
Bob Corker, Republican Senator from Tennessee and the Republican Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in an interview on Sunday that President Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War III.”
In the last installment of "Big Al's Written Record for the CIA, NSA and FBI", I proposed a national referendum against oligarchy and plutocracy and for democracy and freedom.
That was two days ago. I had done some reading about the vote for independence in Catalonia and became inspired to publicly voice the proposal. I was like, "ya baby, let's have us a referendum! Let's go get us some FREEDOM!! Yippie Kay Yay MFers!"
An object lesson in the differing world views of large segments of society is offered in the responses to former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Exercising considerable bravery, CK knelt during the playing of the national anthem at the beginning of a football game. He is intelligent and certainly was aware of the possible repercussions of this act, which, in fact, were realized.
"You simply can't have democracy at home and imperialism abroad"
Something very significant has happened that is not receiving nearly enough attention in anti-establishment land.
"All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad. (shouting) You’ve got to say: ‘I’m a human being, god-dammit! My life has value!"
Prior to Little Hands Dictator Trump's unbearably chickenshit speech at the United Fraud, the Wall Street, I said WALL STREET, Journal made a proposal to solve the North Korea manufactured "crisis".
-Nuclear war is imminent
Years ago I wrote an essay titled, "I just wrote a check for U.S. Imperialism and War". It was around April 15th of a year during the Neverending War Period, of which we currently reside, when I had to write a check to cover the federal taxes owed the previous year.
OK, so it appears the two duopoly political parties are going to make some kind of "compromise" on the health care issue which will include "bailing out" the insurance corporations.
We don't have this anymore. It's not the same. Somehow, society changed from progressive racial acceptance and tolerance to apathetic ambivalence.
I think it was disco. I liked the Bee Gees, hell were they talented. But shit, they went too far. We all went too far and now look.
Maybe we'll have another chance.
This is what I liked, this is what I believed. This is what I still believe. It never left me. It never left many of us. It's waiting to be reborn.
Trapped. That's how I feel now when I read what's happening in the foreign policy/geopolitical world. Trapped. I feel like screaming out to anyone, "hey, can't you see!!"
But there's no one who will listen except the die hard anti-imperialists who truly understand what has happened and what is happening. They're all trapped also.
When is a trap not a trap?
Don M. posted an essay exhorting folks to get off their ass and Do something peaceful(paraphrased all to hell), and has issues with some(okay, My) responses, and another today requesting clarification.
Always happy to oblige(HAH!), I'm gonna give it a go in the interests of furthering dialogue.
Pretend you're at a carnival game booth and when you knock a U.S. foreign military base off the map you get a cute little stuffed animal. For every subsequent base you knock off, you can trade up for a bigger prize. Maybe even free health care and college education FOR ALL! `
"You must think how we tell you to think, act like we tell you to act, and stay where you are at all times".
This is almost like poetry it's such good propaganda. It's like Emerson meets Bernays for the final act of the 2017 American Health Care theatrical presentation.
4th of July. Fireworks. Hotdogs, parades, veterans, flags, songs, parties, illusions, delusions.
Go ahead and party Americans. You are the king of the world, the purveyors of righteousness and democracy. The "exceptional nation" gets to throw down it's hair and tell the world, "look at us! we're free! and you're NOT!!"
Owned by the Oligarchy.
An Imperialist party.
A Wall Street party.
A Neoliberal capitalist party.
The other side of the same fucking coin.
"20 people are newly displaced every minute of the day"