Citizens United and Authorization for Use of Military Force, and on and on — the fleecing of America, the world, US Murder Inc.
Amazing that the country is in this spasm of revolt, tied to the most recent murder by cop we get to see live taped on TV. As if this was the only moment in the past 400 years of this country’s syphilitic policies of Indian Removal, Land Theft, Land Burning, Rape, Collective madness.
You betcha we broke Starbucks and Well Fargo windows in Occupy Seattle. During the WTO protests. You betcha I put gallons of sugar into bulldozers’ disease tanks when I was a kid trying to stop the rape of the Sonora desert. Of course some of us did bring over people in our pick-up trucks from Mexico, fleeing whatever criminals, some USA, out of Guatemala, Salvador. Of course you have to do this.
I am reminded of all the work the Black Panthers did. I am reminded of all the dissents murdered by FBI/CIA/USA hit men.
I am reminded of Barbara Lee. Here pre-Fuck-You-Book, against the lone vote against the Democrats and Republicans who gave Bush the power that now Obama and Trump got:
Here’s a selection of more typical fare—a depressing glimpse at the ugliest side of America against Barbara Lee’s lone no vote to murder in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- “You should have been in the Trade Towers you anti-American Bitch. Drop dead!!!”
- “You do not stand alone in evil—you stand with Bin Laden & Hitler & Judas.”
- “Your treachery rivals that of Jane Fonda’s infamous visit to Hanoi. We haven’t forgotten Jane, and we won’t forget you.”
- “To the Dishonorable Barbara Lee: You should strap yourself to the front of the first cruise missile launched. You should be put on trial for treason and punished to the full extent of the law.”
- “You are a dog. Not even an American dog, a black mutt.”
- “Perhaps you should be rounded up and held as a sympathizer with the terrorists. You are a disgrace.”
- “Regarding your lone dissent, the terrorists used God as an excuse. Is it true ‘God’ helped you make your decision, too? Congratulations on using terrorist mentality! You represent people, not God. If you can’t handle your job, go work in a church. You will never be re-elected.”
- “Hey Barb, do us all a favor and find another country to live in, like Pakistan! Maybe after being forced to hide your face in public and maybe after having all your freedoms stripped from you, you will come back and support this government and our president!”
- “Black people across America have come together to be as one with their fellow Americans—are you so out of touch, by being the lone voice you have done nothing for the African American cause. May you reap what you sow.”
- “I hope you get voted out of office and that you and your family lives the rest of your lives in shame. It doesn’t matter if military action stops terrorism or not. The terrorists are going to hit us anyway, so we might as well try.”
- “What if Arabs killed 5,000 people in Oakland? I’d say too bad. I would tell my congressman not to support you and your sorry constituents.”
- “Go to hell you communist! I hope your constituents remember this come election time!”
- “Do you think this somehow sets you apart or makes you special? It does not… It shows the entire country, and most especially the people of your district, what a frivolous, self-centered person you are… You crass, selfish politician.”
- “Why am I not surprised that this stupid woman is the LONE DISSENTER? Whassamatter? Not enough blacks killed in this tragedy to fire up your emotions? You are a disgrace to your constituents and your race. you should be dragged to the Pentagon and made to dig for bodies in the rubble. Get real!! This is WAR, honey, not a garden party! I pray for you and may God have mercy on you.”
- “If you don’t like America, GET OUT! We’ll be better off without you.”
That encompasses the prevailing message Lee received from the American majority. From the Atlantic magazine.
This is why we have a looting, continuing criminal enterprise on steroids, after the September 11, 2001 “planned demolition” of those buildings. Imagine the theft of trillions and trillions from USA coffers for military. For the inside jobs. For the con men in Leer Jets and Brooks Brother’s underwear.
The final draft of the AUMF was just 60 words long:
That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.
Note that President Eisenhower would not even answer Mamie Till’s call for an investigation in the torture and murder of the boy, 14 years old.
I have been understandably working hard on many projects. The idea that the coronavirus is all that it is, that the Gates’ and Bloomberg’s and the drug makers, all of them, have clean hands, is absurd. That the sock on the face is a way to stop a virus, that too is lunacy. I remind people that those shots of scientists working with/on viruses are in MOON suits for a reason:
I understand why governors don’t really know what’s up, and this lockdown fury and the anti-lockdown furor are upsetting a lot of paradigms. I understand that this is in many ways a Plan Demic. I have written about this on and on and on.
Then Gates said this:
However, the next threat may not be a flu at all. More than likely, it will be an unknown pathogen that we see for the first time during an outbreak, as was the case with SARS, MERS, and other recently-discovered infectious diseases. [SARS and MERS are both coronaviruses]
At the Munich Security Conference last year, I asked world leaders to imagine that somewhere in the world, there is a weapon that exists – or that could emerge – that is capable of killing millions of people, bringing economies to a standstill, and casting nations into chaos. Source.
Linsey McGoey, Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK, and author of No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy, is profoundly skeptical of philanthropy as a whole, claiming it can actually sometimes harm democracy in the long run: “Philanthropy can and is being used deliberately to divert attention away from different forms of economic exploitation that underpin global inequality today” she told MintPress News.
The new ‘philanthrocapitalism’ threatens democracy by increasing the power of the corporate sector at the expense of the public sector organizations, which increasingly face budget squeezes, in part by excessively remunerating for-profit organizations to deliver public services that could be delivered more cheaply without private sector involvement.”
We know about 5G and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We know know know that the world will shift quickly now with the plandemic — tele-schools, tele-med, tele-jobs, and the Internet of Things, more AI, more jobs lost through robots and automation. We know that the Universal Basic Income is a way to hold people under the bigger and bigger thumb of big brother, who is the Gates types, the billionaires, the entire mess of Capital controlling the small town all the way up to entire regions, countries and continuing criminal enterprise systems like the World Bank, Israel, USA, G-7, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, all the parts to the Military-Ag-Chem-Pharma-Oil-Media-Ed-Law-Prison-AI-Surveillance-Insurance-Real Estate-Finance-Banking COMPLEX.
Gates, Bezos, Bloomberg, Dell, and countless multimillionaires and their billionaire masters are making the deals now with coronavirus lockdown/re-lockdown on the minds of a frightened population, who believes that 6 feet distancing keeps the Ebola or the SARS-CoV-2 or H1N1 or what have you away from you. A sneeze is 100 mph, 25 feet man.
This is a broken country, and was way before the demented and sick Trump came in — oh Reagan was a queen racist, and he was mentally infirm like Biden and Trump and so many others. There is no test for people getting into administrations, getting jobs running the government at THAT level. To be a fisheries biologist, yes, I need a resume, education, experience, deep-deep interviewing. But to be the ambassador to Bhutan,, I don’t even have to know how to find it on a map.
This is pre-Trump, pre-George Floyd. This is it, folks. We bombed and murdered the Middle East, and that was USA, black, brown, Asian, Native American, White, Mixed Race, LGBTQA, heterosexual, Jew-Muslim-Christian.
That this is a Black Lives Matter issue, well, we had murders of how many black leaders? I am not a fan of the Southern Poverty Law Project, but here: CIVIL RIGHTS MARTYRS
This mother-fucker, Trump, way before he got into the high King Rat’s office: USA Today, not the best place for news, but,
Trump, now president, has doubled down on his stance that some involved in the attack were guilty.
On Tuesday, he dodged questions about apologizing for a 1989 ad calling for the death penalty for those involved in an assault.
Trump played a role in the controversy, spending $85,000 to take out a newspaper ad calling for the teenagers’ executions.
“BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY AND BRING BACK OUR POLICE,” the ad said
Ava DuVernay, the director of the new Netflix series, has spoken out about Trump’s part in the controversy. Although the show is a drama, DuVernay chose not to cast an actor as Trump and instead used video clips of him speaking.
For example, DuVernay opted to use a clip of Trump saying he would “love to be a well-educated black” in a television interview, with responses from the show’s characters, rather than re-staging the entire scene.
“The decision was to just have him in as needed and to let him speak for himself through clips, which we use very judiciously. I found that whatever he had to say wasn’t as fascinating or interesting to me as what the men had to say,” DuVernay said at the beginning of June.
And on Tuesday, in response to Trump’s comments, The Wrap reported that DuVernay said she was unsurprised by the response, except that it took so long for Trump to say anything about it.
“There’s nothing that he says or does in relation to this case, in relation to the lives of five people of color, that really has any weight to it or truth to it,” DuVernay said at a screening of the series. “It’s not our reality, it’s not truthful. We already know this, so it’s kind of like, why do we keep banging our head against the wall about it? I’m surprised it took him so long. I was waiting every day to get a tweet.”
Here’s what this motherfucker did when? This was 19 motherfucking 89. 31 years ago.
Former US president Jimmy Carter told the New York Times in a 1989 interview:
We sent Marines into Lebanon and you only have to go to Lebanon, to Syria or to Jordan to witness first-hand the intense hatred among many people for the United States because we bombed and shelled and unmercifully killed totally innocent villagers – women and children and farmers and housewives – in those villages around Beirut. … As a result of that … we became kind of a Satan in the minds of those who are deeply resentful. That is what precipitated the taking of our hostages and that is what has precipitated some of the terrorist attacks.
Colin Powell has also revealed that he knows better. Writing of this same 1983 Lebanon debacle in his memoir, he forgoes cliches about terrorists hating democracy: “The U.S.S. New Jersey started hurling 16-inch shells into the mountains above Beirut, in World War II style, as if we were softening up the beaches on some Pacific atoll prior to an invasion. What we tend to overlook in such situations is that other people will react much as we would.”
The ensuing retaliatory attack against US Marine barracks in Lebanon took the lives of 241 American military personnel.
Well, I’d like to propose a radical solution to anti-American terrorism – stop giving terrorists the motivation to attack America. As long as the imperial mafia insist that anti-American terrorists have no good or rational reason for retaliation against the United States for anything the US has ever done to their countries, as long as US foreign policy continues with its bloody and oppressive interventions, the “War on Terrorism” is as doomed to failure as the war on drugs has been.
If I were the president, I could stop terrorist attacks against the United States in a few days. Permanently. I would first apologize – very publicly and very sincerely – to all the widows and orphans, the impoverished and the tortured, and all the many millions of other victims of American imperialism. Then I would announce to every corner of the world that America’s global military interventions have come to an end. I would then inform Israel that it is no longer the 51st state of the union but -oddly enough -a foreign country. Then I would reduce the military budget by at least 90% and use the savings to pay reparations to the victims and repair the damage from the many American bombings, invasions and sanctions. There would be more than enough money. One year’s military budget in the United States is equal to more than $20,000 per hour for every hour since Jesus Christ was born. That’s one year.
That’s what I’d do on my first three days in the White House. On the fourth day, I’d be assassinated.