WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW MAKES US INEFFECTIVE
BURNT FLAG by Charles Moffat MORE HERE
As we confront empire, globalism, capitalism, imperialism it is essential for us to know what we are facing, the makeup of the beast. This requires sound definitions that describe conditions as they really exist. If we don't do this all of our dissent devolves into a mass of separated truncated views making us ineffective.
We have to understand that we are dealing with a dual system, there are actually TWO political systems in America. First, you have the visible government, that which consists of elections, public offices, and it's three branches. You could call this the facade, or the face of the State, and this is what we are taught in public school.
Boycot Unocal Oil by Charles Moffat
Than there is the State, which is the financial structure of the political economy, the basic interest of finance capital both domestic and foreign. This is typified by multi-national corporations, what you are not taught in public school.
This dual system which empirically overlaps is what we must recognize, as the two parts of the State. The government deals with interest conflict groups and popular demands, it provides the cloak for the State power and provides some of the substance for democratic rule.
However, the root of the democracy resides in the people who have fought for it - IT HAD TO BE EXTRACTED FROM THE PEOPLE WHO HAD WEALTH, PROPERTY AND HENCE POWER. DEMOCRACY IS A SYSTEM DEVELOPED BY THE PEOPLE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES FROM THE PEOPLE WITH WEALTH AND POWER.
Lion Nightmare #2 by Charles Moffat
The State is the means of class control. Historically the first armed men were hired by those who had large property holdings in ancient horticultural society. It is the State that holds the "legal" monopoly of force and violence.
It is imperative that you understand that the economic system of Capitalism is not here to help humanity or the environment, it's goal is to transform nature and human beings into commodities, and those commodities into capital. It goes into the entire world to change or transform everything into it's own image.
United States Censorship by Charles Moffat
Why do I make this distinction between State and government? We have to understand that taking an office in government does not guarantee access to State power. What is State power? It is the military, police, security forces, intelligence services, the courts, and the whole set of laws that rig the system for the moneyed and propertied class - an elected leader cannot necessarily have access to this.
One can see this in the recent change in elected officials, who quite frankly have no interest in serving the people, but only the elite class which wields this State power. When the people through democracy move against the those with property and privilege, they use this State power to put a stop to the process of democracy.
Protestor by Charles Moffat
Perhaps the clearest example of taking office not meaning State control was the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He was murdered by the autocratic capitalist State of America! Not that he was perfect, he had his problems just like any other president - but there was this turning point in his presidency.
You could see it by his isolation in the executive office because he almost trusted no one, when he announced through executive order that he wanted to abolish the Federal Reserve, his statement in a speech where he said he would blow the clandestine agencies of this State into a million pieces, and his intention to remove us from Viet Nam. After these incidents he was killed by this barbaric monolith. Along with this the hope of his democratic aim was destroyed with him.
So we must understand that we face a State (not to be confused with the government per se, but definitely in collusion with) which works powerfully against any democratic reform, whether it be domestic or the will of the people to stop this war machine. It (the State, consisting of a moneyed and propertied elite, represented in corporations and institutions, and the power structure it wields) wishes to ROLL BACK any democratic advance.
Without a knowledge of the difference between the government and the State we go nowhere fast, this is because the people apply pressure at the wrong points. THE PEOPLE MUST DO HAND TO HAND COMBAT, AS IT WERE, WITH THE CORPORATIONS WHICH REPRESENT THE MONEYED ELITE - THOSE WHO ARE BENEFITING AT THE DEADLY EXPENSE OF THE THE PEOPLE DOMESTICALLY AND ABROAD. WE MUST, AS IF WE WERE JESUS CHRIST AT THE TEMPLE, MAKE OUR BODIES INTO A SCOURGE OF A CAT OF NINE TAILS AND CAST OUT THE FINANCIAL MONEY CHANGERS! LISTS MUST BE MADE, DATES MUST BE SET, AND THE PEOPLE MUST MOBILIZE AGAINST THE STATE IN ORDER TO SHUT DOWN THIS MONSTER!
Posted at 09:11 am by deadringer
TWO PARTY SYSTEM & THE UNREASONABLE MAN
"CLASS WARFARE IN REVERSE IS WHAT IS GOING ON. THE SUPER RICH AND THEIR CORPORATIONS AGAINST THE WORKERS, REDISTRIBUTING THE WORKERS WEALTH INTO THEIR OWN POCKETS AND COFFERS."
Posted at 05:38 pm by deadringer
No doubt that many have seen the television series "Criminal Minds," if you have not it is a series that goes through the twisted mechanations of how a criminal thinks in order to catch him - some of these criminals are not only deadly and devious, they are simply brilliant. It is amazing how bizarre some of these criminals are and what motivates them, fascinating work. People have been thinking and acting like we are facing a mere political challenge, with a political mind (not that there is much difference presently between a political of a criminal mind in the United States), no, no, no, this is an entirely wrong mindset. A criminal mind publicly exposed is never a real challenge, after all the acts can be seen by everyone - the only thing that allows the criminal acts in public office is that they are hidden in plain sight - believe me, we are just dealing with semantics here, definitions. Could we really expect anything different to happen by a very system which can only survive by the rich feeding on the poor? When you strip away all of the trappings from the capitalist system, this is what you have - a system whose dynamic is theft, and those who hold office are merely servants of an elite which worship at the alter of this system of carnage. When a politician enters office saying he/she represents the people, and enters that office solely upon the money of an interest group, he/she has already committed fraud before he takes official charge.
This is the domestic side of the issue, why would we expect the foreign activity to produce anything else? The gap between the rich and the poor in the states is wider than any other developing country, wherever this country goes it creates the same conditions, even without war (per se).
(Politicians - by Bill Arms)
It has been said that thieves of the common variety may steal some of your possessions, but these "legalized" criminals, politicians will steal your lives. In fact, the underworld cannot even hold a candle to the overworld! It is with this mindset that we have to view the present international carnage. The remedy to the situation we currently face needs to be treated like a crime scene, and those in office found guilty must be put in irons. When I look at what is happening throughout the world, and specifically in the Middle East, I do not see these atrocities as the mere "mistakes" of an incompetent administration. When I look at the chaos, and see this remedy of a "troop surge" I do not see delusion - we all know it is inadequate, even those who propose it know this, it is merely the setting up of plausible denial. They are criminally insane.
THIS ADMINISTRATION, NO, THIS ENTIRE GOVERNMENT WANTS UTTER CHAOS IN THIS REGION. Why? This is their plan, they are literally trying to ensure their future "superiority" in the creation of another enemy, and they try to establish their empire by destruction. Of course, than they intend to fatten their cronies corporations with rebuilding, when they can get around to it - creating their enemy comes first and foremost which is accomplished by mass murder.
They know that this will create enemies a thousand fold, and this is what they want! To destroy and provoke these victims so that when they react, they may place them into their prefabricated mold of "terrorist," so that they may have their war on terror. Isn't it obvious how they despise the American people by what they do?
There is no intention to stop this process, now the empire casts it's eye upon Iran - the budget has increased for defense over 5% and in comparison to the rest of the world we almost have more than all of their military budgets combined. Does this show any intention of stopping? They are building up for their new fabrication, the "war on terror." The express intent is more destruction, the creation of more enemies, hoping that it will be a leaven that will leaven the entire lump. In the meantime the people abroad are slaughtered, and the people at home are equally disenfranchised - while there are more tax cuts for the rich, subsidies for multi-national corporations, and social programs are further gutted. This is not a an alternative political plan, it is a CRIMINAL enterprise. They are actually criminally insane, a conglomeration of religious theocratic fanatics, zionist opportunists, and the common scourge.
It is worse than the gangster insurance racket of yesteryear, because there is no saving your home or business because IT WILL be destroyed, and than your riches will be sacked in both natural and human resources! Those you have elected, and the other branches of government in place are complicit - ONLY THE PEOPLE CAN STOP THIS CRIMINAL REGIME, AND MARK MY WORD, IT WILL NOT STOP UNTIL THEY ARE ALL BEHIND BARS.
Posted at 06:16 pm by deadringer
The American people send a strong message by who they elect, so we are told. What is their reward? NOT A SINGLE ISSUE BY WHICH THESE INDIVIDUALS WERE USHERED INTO POWER CHANGES ANYTHING, HERE IS THE LASTEST WEAK KNEED ATTEMPT, AND EVEN THAT IS SLAPPED DOWN:
Posted at 09:47 pm by deadringer
MADE IN AMERICA - MORE BIRTH PANGS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Here we go again, the United States is now supporting , with it's 86 million dollar pledge more war and bloodshed in the Palestinian Territories. So, you thought you made your point about not attacking Iran, just look again, and now you see that rather than a peace plan this US adiministration wants to escalate civil unrest in yet another area.
Do you know why this is happening? Because this administration does not know how to negotiate peace, it only knows continuous war ! It wants to maintain it's most lucrative enterprise, the military machine - but it has no "worthy" enemy, it makes up enimies.
According to a recent report from Reuters, having obtained a sensitive US document, all of the US support goes into bringing Fatah and Badr soldiers into Palestine to crush Hamas - the democratically elected government of the Palestinians HERE
. They keep fanning the flames of this phantom Iran participation in subvertion and proxy activity, which has suddenly become ubiquitous - absolute nonsense! What will happen is more suffering and pain for the Palestinians, and of course, Israel is just jumping for joy over this possible carnage.
What do our newly elected representatives do about this? NOTHING, just like they have done since they have taken office, they are part of the junta!
Essentially, this US money will be used to bring in some 13,000 troops so they can guarantee a good bloodbath.
In the perverted mind of this administration they think people are going to believe that this is all about the war on terrorism, and that the shitty Israeli occupation is just an extension of this same war. Well, neither the war on terrorism, nor the occupation have anything to do with terrorism - that much is crystal clear any thinking party.
In the meantime the US is funding gun running (through proxy sources), and the Israeli border guards who have banned everything from food to medical equipment are allowing these weapons to get through their check points. Part of the money is supposed to go for "civil training" of these mercenaries so that Fatah can further subdue and beat down a wounded people. In fact, the US is lining up donors to help with the expenses - but who is still a secret. Essentially you have another proxy war which the US is supporting inside of the Palestinian territory. Not that this is any different than the past, where money has been lavished on Israel indiscriminately which has given them the power to commit occupational atrocities - it is just that we are becoming more direct in the same process.
If I am not mistaken I believe there is a growing concern, or should I say alarm, about what this country is doing in the name of the war on terrorism. It is nothing but an imperial design, a very dangerous and bad one, that will bring nothing but more bloodshed and horror to that region.
The time for having the "great American enemy" is over, it is past time to cut down the military industrial complex. None of our so-called representatives listen to the people, they fawn over the elite, they follow the design of an elite which is desperate to maintain control over the world and feed their ever famished corporations.
Wispering in their ear, through AIPAC, inside consultants, is this Zionist element which does not want to seem irrelevant to their chief donor, so they encourage unrest in the area so the money will keep flowing into their coffers. They link their situation to ours, and both positions - that of the war on terror, and the illegal Israeli occupation, is UNACCEPTABLE!!
They do not give a shit about the United States, nor the disenfranchisement of the people, all they want to do is maintain their violent welfare state to acheive their own twisted illegal occupational goals. THE PEOPLE NEED TO CLEAN HOUSE AND MAKE IT CLEAR THAT WE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT THIS DIRECTION, CUT OFF THIS DESTRUCTIVE LEACH WHICH INFLAMES THIS DEBACLE FURTHER, AND THAN WE NEED TO TAKE THIS COUNTRY BACK BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!!
Posted at 04:07 pm by deadringer
I found a very thought provoking post on Dr. Finkelsteins site (it's not the only one, but because of the urgency it caught my attention). Here is the real Iran, don't let them paint the wrong pictures in corporate media, before the bombs fall:
Posted at 12:04 am by deadringer
I don't know about you, but I am getting sick and tired of hearing this big mouth constantly bloviate like he is king of the universe! This born again Zionist who writes spurious books and tries to challenge anyone who even questions these atrocious acts that come from God's light unto the world. I mean, listen to this bombastic bravado - while he howls at the international community, and specifically at Iran which has not lifted one finger to attack Israel. This paranoid chant coming from this self-appointed bully , who the hell does he think he is? DINGBAT DERSHOWITZ This is nothing but an attempt to expand the already languishing illegal occupation of Iraq. While I am at it, what gives any Western power the right to invade other nations in this region? Who died and left the United States in it's will as the sole beneficiary of who will advance in this world and who will be left to languish under the iron hand of Imperialism? What is now this Zionist abberation called a State, that continues a genocidal course on the Palestinians, which constantly attacks it's neighbors like Lebanon is caliing for Iran to stop nuclear advance? This country which now is reported to have some 400 nuclear weapons? Which has shown unrestrained aggression, defy's any international mandate. Now one of it's prominent spokesmen gets up and declares war on Iran? This bombast, Dershowitz, who claims the "never again" of the holocaust reaches into the bowls of Nazi doctrine to brandish this demonic doctrine of pre-emption? Granted, both Israel and the United States seem to be leap-frogging over each other to see who will commit the next atrocity by this deviant doctrine. Listen to this dellusional man while he is taken apart like a mechanic by Dr. Finkelstein, he can't even defend his own spurious writings - MARTIAL ARTS MONTAGE However, this was not the beginning, nor does it seem to be the end of this man's insane litany, I can remember when Dershowitz stumped for torture. Of course he would, because Israel is the only other country before the United States that codified torture into law. All the "ticking timebomb" scenarios regarding the use of torture are complete bullshit.
Anyone who knows anything about the employment of torture knows it is not a reliable source for information - you can get someone to confess anything under torture, including that they are a little teapot! Torture and tyranny are ALWAYS bedfellows, and the main use of torture is for the perpetrator to get the confession that THEY want, to support whatever their purpose might be. Plus, all it does is terrorize the community that it is practiced on to make them subserviant.
(Note the date of this interview, in the year 2003...)
Back to this current diatribe about attacking Iran, a country that does not hold even a single nuclear bomb. Iran never called for Israel to be wiped off the map ("map" was not even in the original said statement), what was called for was the dismantling of the Zionist government, that's it - period.
It is high time, if this man represents the views of Israel for us to re-access this indiscriminate support of Israel. If the leadership consists of madmen who wish to employ the nuclear option against Iran.
In fact, it is time to re-access the influence of the AIPAC lobby in the halls of power, and it is high time that those who are in positions of inflence close to the executive branch of the government be expunged from the rolls of influence. THE PEOPLE DO NOT CARE WHAT DIRECTION THIS ESCALATION OF THE CURRENT DEBACLE IN IRAQ COMES FROM, THIS ATTEMPT TO BROADEN THE WAR TO ENGULF IRAN - IT'S TIME TO BRING THIS MADNESS TO A COMPLETE HALT, AND IT IS APPARENT THAT ONLY THE PEOPLE EN MASS CAN ACCOMPLISH THIS.
Posted at 08:25 pm by deadringer
COLLECTIVE MIND OUR MENTAL PRISON
Posted at 09:41 pm by deadringer
FILLERBUSTER BY AMENDMENT
I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO SEE THIS LEVEL OF MAXIMUM FRUSTRATION COMING OUT OF TED KENNEDY ON THE SENATE FLOOR:
Posted at 09:42 pm by deadringer
I have called this post "Inside Israel," because some wish to make a distinction between what takes place in the Occupied Territories from what takes place inside the borders of Israel. I have chosen to ignore this distinction because it is a porous situation, whether inside the borders or outside the borders the same "leaders" make the decisions that effect both areas.
So here are a set of videos for you that depict what it is like to be a Palestinian effected by Zionist decisions. One is from democracy now, and the others are made by the Israeli human rights group B'Tselem:
Posted at 08:01 pm by deadringer