CAPITALISM CRUSHING CHINA'S SMALL MIDDLE CLASS DREAMS
Look familiar? Police in riot gear, but it's not here or in Europe - it's in China. Yes, China has taken the capitalistic pill, and now they are swallowing it, literally. There is this gap, you know the one I am talking about - the gap between the rich and the poor, and it is growing and causing the students to riot in China. In this type of atmosphere tensions run high, and the handicapped (arbitrarily chosen) are run over!
Students are facing an all-to-familiar uncertain future, and they have been expressing their frustration with protests and riots. The unrest is almost as intense as that which happened back in the 1989 Tiananmen square massacre. The government in China knows only too well how a student uprising can act as a catalyst for discontent among all the people.
Here is some of the aftermath, and it is not pretty - broken glass, vandalism,
and police in riot gear using water canons to disperse the outraged 10,000 or so students. What made this so violent is that these students at Shengda Economic, Trade and Management College paid big bucks to get diploma's with Zhengzhou University seals - and they got squat!
In the tight job market in China that means second class jobs, or that is how the employers look at it. Nine percent of the students will get no job at all, regardless of a university diploma - that is about 60% of China's 4 million college graduates.
So the students were out in force demanding their money back and smashing plenty in their wake. They are boycotting their classes and exams. They believe they have been cheated and lied to, and have squandered their parents money for no reason. However, there is a deeper reason that set off this reaction - it is the economic condition as a whole in China.
China could not get all their students into Universities, so they created colleges (sound familiar), making a profit with private education. The employers want the University graduates, that's who they go for, and this means the the students of these expensive colleges (which no longer offer the University seal) will grind to pay off their debts in menial low paying jobs - or maybe no jobs at all.
This is not an isolated incident, if you remember earlier this year we had riots in France when they tried to make students second class workers with virtually no security. So, you might ask why have I married these incidents to capitalism?
When China took the road of capitalism, this polarization began to occur in a country that was very egalitarian - and now there is this growing wealth at the top and a grinding poverty for the peasants below. In 2006 Fortune they listed seven billionaires on mainland China and one in Hong Kong. A corruption begins to set in which unites party and state authorities, enterprise managers, with private entrepreneurs, and that brings about a capitalistic class - what I call the capitalistic aristocracy.
What happens next is a matter of course in all capitalistic countries, the working classes are strongly exploited - mind you, not like they have been in the last half-century of China. Millions of workers have been thrown out of state run jobs, having been PRIVATIZED - these work units were vital to the security of the people and consisted of housing, education, health care, etc. They have been transformed into PROFIT DRIVEN CORPORATIONS - and the corruption of the party authorities has been common in this exercise.
Quite frankly, whether you are aware of it or not (it's not your fault it is the corporate media) there have been almost countless protests and riots in China since the Tienanmen Square incident. The economic boom which went on for a middle class managerial type is disintegrating, and class struggle is becoming more pronounced.
The protests and riots are becoming more and more radically violent, while an elite are fattening themselves and corrupt politicians feed off of them. Many are becoming aware - whether they be peasants, middle class, or even intellectuals that global capitalism is not the answer.
Everyone in China knows there has got to be a better way, and it certainly is not the way of uncontrolled global capitalism. MY ONLY QUESTION, WITH THIS PRIME EXAMPLE IS THIS - ARE WE, IN THE UNITED STATES, BECOMING AWARE OF THIS ALSO?
Posted at 08:10 pm by deadringer
INSTITUTE NEW GOVERNMENT, HAPPY 4TH OF JULY INDEED!!
(the Katrina flag)
"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying it's foundation on such principles and organizing it's powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." - Declaration Of Independence
High sounding words for a young country saying that all men are created equal and that the end of government should be the ability of the people to seek Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. We are 230 years into the writing of this document, and yet the pain and the agony of what was essentially the disenfranchisement of the majority in one young country has spread throughout the world!
The nation commences with another document, the Constitution, written by rich and privileged men who would preserve and expand their wealth and power. Yet an upsurge from the people for the attachment's of the Bill of Rights Amendments is scorned by the constitutional framers, but their pragmatism tells them nothing will progress without the amendments.
Shay's rebellion, from whence did this rebellion arise? You would think that we were the ideal country by what is portrayed in school text books. No, the revolution did not bring about an egalitarian society. Most were farmers and indentured servants trying to raise themselves out of oppressive debt, in such soil Shay's rebellion took place. Heavy rents, ruinous taxes, and low income were the lot of most 10 years after the war for "independence."
You have this immense government structure which is in place to insulate the elite from the popular will. It has not changed today, it has grown larger and has gone deaf when it comes to the people.
For those of you who say we are progressing, and things have gotten better - yes, perhaps certain peripheral things have changed, some good, but the heart of the matter remains the same. Nothing has come but by hard fighting, and than what we have has been legislated into existence - and it can just as easily be legislated away, AND THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH INCREASING ACCELERATION.
People were mortgaging crops to pay off heavy debt TEN YEARS AFTER THE REVOLUTION. Economic prisoners were jailed, and this myth that we are taught about America today did not exist.
Many maintained landed estates given by the British Crown, by 1700 most of the land in New York belonged to about a dozen men. I could go on and on, but what we see today had already taken hold in early America - a small rich elite ruled all!
At the inception of this nation the ruling elite wanted three things - 1). They wanted a stronger central government for trade and interstate commerce;
2). they wanted to be able to deal as a unitary nation with other countries; 3). THEY WANTED TO PUT DOWN INSURRECTIONS AND REBELLIONS AMONG THE COMMON POPULATION, BECAUSE EVEN AT THE BEGINNING THE MAJORITY WERE RESTLESS. YES, THERE WAS BROAD AGITATION, AND THE WEALTHY WANTED A STRONG CENTRAL GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT THEIR INTERESTS - A NATIONAL CONTROL.
Before Shay's rebellion the news papers complained about young beggars on the streets. There were food riots, and people were imprisoned for rebellions. James Madison, the one called the father of the Constitution made his and the elite position clear the 10th Federalist Paper - that it was supremely important to "keep the spirit of the form of a popular government, with the minimum of the substance." They came up with an answer - keep the people isolated from control of the government. This needed to be done because " the first object of government is the protection of different and uneven faculties for acquiring property." You have to protect the elite from those "leveling impulses" he spoke about, where they would have to share their largess with the common people.
Those wonderful "framers" were worried about worker rebellions, and the army needed to be amassed to put down insurrections. This army was later used to put down union strikers at the railroads and factories.
After Shay's rebellion was put down, there were some very telling words spoken by General Henry Knox to George Washington - " They see the weakness of the government; they feel at once their own poverty, compared to the opulent, and their own force, and they are determined to make use of the latter in order to remedy the former. Their creed is that the property of the U.S. has been protected from the confiscations of Britain by the joint exertions of all, and therefore should be the common property of all."
The legislative patterns have never changed throughout the history of the United States. Government has not only continued the protection of the wealthy class, they will bequeath to them all the land and levy the tax burden upon the poor - they continue to maintain a form of slavery even though it seems the original institution is abolished!
They hand out subsidies to corporations as if they were giving out candy, so it has not changed since they have given hundreds of millions of acres of land to the railroads! Now we have a Supreme Court that wishes to reinstate the taking of land for any cause by the elite.
This was all big government for the rich, but the only time you hear a cry about big government is when something is given to the people! You heard nothing when the war industries got handouts, or when Chrysler ran out of cash, or the oil depletion tax benefits that have added up to hundreds of billions of dollars. So it has always been a government for, of, and by the elite - it's time for a REAL change.
However, we have billions of dollars to pour into wars of aggression! To break every form of law in order to make our will paramount, that is, the will of the National Security State. Every, and I mean every reason for a change in this government is written in the Declaration of Independence! It does not matter who you place in government in this present system, all are the same, it is past time to abolish it.
Military power has dwarfed civil power, as this "unitary executive" struts and throws in the face of the American people his will. Every word used to describe the tyranny of the original George describes this one - "plunder, death, desolation, cruelty, and perfidy."
Deprivation of trial by jury was common during the revolution - and this government wishes to exercise the same in our present conflict(s), and "transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offense" was the complaint of the colonists - it has started again as a matter of course with this administration (extraordinary rendition). The original George refused to call the American revolutionaries soldiers, he called them "rebels" not worthy of the treatment of a soldier (actually King George had some interest here while doing this to those who participated in the revolution, we have no business doing it in foreign countries) - today they are called "enemy combatants" and are tortured here and abroad.
IT HAS BECOME THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ABOLISH THIS PRESENT GOVERNMENT, AND IT IS QUITE PAST DUE!! WHO ARE THE PATRIOTS? WHO ARE THE PATRIOTS? THEY ARE THE ONE'S WHO SUPPORT THIS COUNTRY'S SPOKEN IDEALS AS IN THE DECLARATION, NOT THIS GOVERNMENT.
NO WE WILL NOT DIE FOR CORPORATE GREED, NOR FOR THE ENRICHMENT OF THE FEW WHILE OTHERS ARE VICTIMIZED - BUT WE WILL DO SO TO PRESERVE OUR "LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS." IF YOUR CRY IS MY KING, MY PRESIDENT, MY GOVERNMENT RIGHT OR WRONG - THAN YOU ARE DEAD WRONG. THE EXPANSION OF AN EMPIRE IS NOT OUR CONCERN, BUT THE PRESERVATION OF THAT KERNEL WE FIND IN THE DECLARATION - FOR THIS ALONE WE WILL STAND, AND WE WILL RESIST AND STRIKE DOWN ANYTHING ELSE!
Posted at 11:13 am by deadringer
Unfortunately, this is a picture of what the scales of justice really are in the United States. Yet, you have all these adherents to the rule of law - a faith born from all of the trash we are taught from our childhood. This post is made because of the "appearance" of law in the ruling of the Supreme Court regarding the Gitmo trials. Note carefully that the Supreme Court did not say "You HAVE TO conduct the trials this way," it left a hole that a 757 Boeing jet could get through. After all, in a very unique way this is the Supreme Courts president....
VIDEO OF MSNBC REPORT You have this cheerleading element who points to this ruling and says that this is a vindication of the rule of law. I used the word "apperance" in the paragraph above, because this is what I believe we are seeing - the mere covering up of the fact that there is no rule of law. This administration has laid bare, to a great degree, the truth that the rule of law is a myth - so this is a ruling to rescue the basics of the ruse.
I have another prediction to make, please be sure to keep a record of these predictions, I am not a seer - just someone who knows this system for what it really is. As I said in previous posts, my view is that most of these detainees are innocent - in other words, they are not members of Al Quaida, but people who are being used to fan the flames of the war on terror.
Here is the prediction: THERE WILL BE NO FAIR TRIALS, BECAUSE FAIR TRIALS WILL EXPOSE THE BLATANT LIES REGARDING THOSE IN GUANTANAMO. ONE OF TWO THINGS WILL OCCUR - EITHER THE ADMINISTRATION WILL GO TO THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH TO GET A FREE PASS FOR UNFAIR TRIALS; 2). SUDDENLY WE WILL SEE THE MAJORITY OF THE DETAINEES RELEASED (LIKE THOSE IN ABU GHRAIB), ONE OF THESE TWO THINGS WILL HAPPEN - PERHAPS BOTH. LET'S SEE WHAT OCCURS, AND TRY TO REMEMBER YOU HEARD IT FIRST HERE.
Posted at 10:35 pm by deadringer
BE CAREFUL LITTLE EYES WHAT YOU READ
do we care about what happens in other parts of the world? We
watch what happens because as I have mentioned in the past, what goes
on in one place eventually happens in another place - the West is like
a huddle of a football team, if one does it and gets away with it the
other one will try it also.
the "pond" we have an older twin sister, both governments are
oppressive and fond of starting wars and killing thousands of innocent
people. They lock step together, and older empire and the new kid
on the block "America." They also like to harass people who
oppose their agenda, creating new laws (like the Patriot Act) and
bothering the citizens as they make their displeasure known.
the western governments put together repressive legislation and then
they send their goons out to enforce it. Frankly, none of these fascist
governments could exist without their police force that has sold out
the citizens to protect corporate interest and the status quo.
distinctly dislike any contrary thought, or forms of expression that
question their view of reality. They start to become sensitive about
the slightest show of resistance. Like
a woman reading a newspaper "The Independent," in front of Downing
Street while wearing a sign that said she disliked bullying. The
article of the Independent read "Warning: if you read this newspaper
you may be arrested under the governments anti-terror law."
see, governments like those found in the UK and America, dislike people
who protest, read, and say the "wrong" things - like Ms. Sweet reading
this dissent article in front of Downing Street. Each government
respectively, in the western orbit, have written their anti-terror laws
to harass the people - not to stop terrorists.
would like to have a mindless mass of robots, television heads,
and the general mush-minded consumer drones. So the local bobby cannot
resist bothering her, and questioning her. When he is finsihed he
writes her a love note, which states under the description area -
"Sitting outside of D street with a Notification Around Neck About
Bullying. Ane reading today's Independent."
thing we should take away from this story, that the article in the
Independent was right, the main point of Mr. Porter was that "the Blair
Government is involved in the sustained erosion of civil liberties."
Ms. Sweet's point that "It was intrusive and rediculous to think that I
could not sit there and read the paper when I choose to." HOWEVER, MY
SPECIFIC POINT THAT ALL OF THESE "ANTI-TERRORIST" LAWS ARE MEANT TO BE
APPLIED TO THE PEOPLE, WHEREVER YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THE WESTERN WORLD
Posted at 09:07 am by deadringer
On the footer of an email from someone I do business with I found the link "Tell Bush," low and behold I prompted it and found a bevy of satire and wit. He created this site so that we can do our duty as "Patriots."
You can submit your comments to the Whitehouse. Why? Because we all know how hard it is to keep track of almost 300,000,000 people! The NSA is doing a hell of a job, but they need help tracking what we do in our daily lives.
You can find pithy sayings on the site like this - "As one great American Patriot once said 'If you are walking your dog, you are not building bombs!' "
Read the tales of the mysterious lives of the American people, and than add your two cents! Those who run this country will sleep easier with this knowledge....
TELL BUSH HERE!! Let's annoy the hell out of his ass, like all good little patriots should!
Posted at 11:04 pm by deadringer
GOVERNMENT OF THE PROPERTIED, BY THE PROPERTIED, FOR THE PROPERTIED
It should be no surprise that the government that was framed as having been derived from the people will be seen as a cruel joke in history. In light of recent events, to name two as an example - total clandestine surveillance of the American people, and tracing their financial activity - we should recount how far we have fallen from our supposed beginnings.
I imagine there are some who think that a Constitution written by a moneyed elite would eventually trickle down to the masses, now those with that wish are like a pile of bones bleached white in the desert of their anticipation. So, why should there be any outrage over the current atrocities like unchecked surveillance?
People fancy themselves as free, it was an original concept, or at least a foundational hope of the American people - and those in power voiced it back to them in the founding documents. The opposite of freedom many saw as slavery, or having to answer to a despot that held complete sway.
In the old world the only people who had to carry papers to identify themselves were slaves, which proved their ownership to a given master. However, as time progressed we have allowed ourselves to be so identified that we are no better than those in early slavery. We say that it is for the purpose of identity - but we find ourselves legally in the position of slaves because to whom is our identity proved?
(Regazzo - The Essence of Slavery)
We have allowed our institutions, our government, to reverse it's at least "stated role," of being built for our benefit - it has become the master. It becomes the master when it penetrates with a watchful eye all the activity of the people. That which was created to serve the people, in the name of War (it always has it's excuse) enslaves the people.
Rather than a diligent people that watches it's government, we have become a people who are watched by the government. We have a government that does not listen to the people per se, but to a propertied elite. An elite which protects itself through numerous "legal findings" as a corporation(s), which is now a super-person(s).
We are slaves because we really own nothing, that is, we own nothing as it was originally conceived at this nations beginning. There used to be an ownership of, let's say, real estate in an outright sense - it was called "allodial ownership." That was the real "ownership society."
Go look it up in a dictionary.....wait a minute, let me save you some time, you will not find it there, because it has disappeared from common English language. It meant that one could own their land and homes FREE from FEE'S and DUTIES. Free from taxation, or entities that could place liens on your property.
Everything that is good, and was supposed to be for the people, has gravitated to a small enclave of elites. Some say that a plutocracy and a democracy cannot co-exist, but was there ever a true democracy? The only thing current modern governments stand for is for those who are of the propertied, by the propertied, and for the propertied. Propertied in the sense that they are the only ones listened to, and are able to hold sway so that rule is always in their favor (not just someone who thinks they "own" some property).
I could go on and on about why you should be outraged. The real reason we should be outraged is that everything this country is supposed to stand for regarding the people is a lie, it has been a lie from the beginning!
What we are experiencing today, with this surveillance and documents like the Patriot Act is the mere outward expression of what we have been living as a reality for a long time. Those in power are emboldened - what was once done in secret is now in the open. What we have to decide is simple - will we be a nation of good little slaves to an engorged elite, or will we be a free people. I AM CONVINCED THAT THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE FOR "A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM," AND THIS TIME IT MUST REALLY BE FOR THE PEOPLE!
A SMALL DEMAND I'M GONNA DIE As I began to read the lyrics to the song "For The Workforce Drowning," written by the group Thursday they gripped me. I knew when i read them that I had to write them down for you to read. They depict the pain of the wage hour worker in this merciless, and almost hopeless system of capitalism. Read them for yourself:
Falling from the top floor your lungs
fill like parachutes
windows go rushing by.
dressed for the funeral in black and white.
These ties strangle our necks, hanging in the closet,
trapped in the cubicle;
without a name, just numbers, on the resume stored in the mainframe, marked for delete.
Please take these hands,
throw them in the river,
wash away the things they never held
please take these hands,
throw me in the river,
don't let me drown before the work day ends.
9 to 5! 9 to 5!
And we're up to our necks,
drowning in the seconds,
ingesting the morning commute
lost in a dead subway sleep,
we lie wide awake in our parents beds,
tossing and turning.
Tomorrow we'll get up
drive to work,
with every day
like it's last.
Waiting for the life to start, is it always just always ahead of the curve?
Please take these hands
throw them in the river,
wash away the things they never held
please take these hands,
throw me in the river,
don't let me drown before the workday ends.
Just keep making copies
when will it end?
It'll never end,
'til it gets so bad
that the ink fills in our fingerprints
and the silhouette of your own face becomes the black cloud of war
and even in our dreams we're so afraid the weight will offset who we are
all those breaths that you took have now been canceled in your lungs.
Last night my teeth fell out like ivory typewriter keys
and all the monuments and skyscrapers burned down and filled the sea.
save our ship
the anchor is part of the desk
we can't cut free,
the water is flooding the decks
the memos sent through the currents
computers spark like flares
I can see them.
They don't touch me,
teach me how to swim.
please, don't let me drown,
please don't let me drown.
(when you are done listen to the song again, or read this as you listen)
Posted at 09:03 pm by deadringer
Now the invasion of privacy even gets more personal - your banking is an open book, and your local bank is the partner of "National Security." Once again there is this program which traces millions of American's - only it is their banking transactions. "Swift Operation" (Society For Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications), tracing trillions of dollars per day! The "Terrorist Finance Tracing Program" (TFTP - Total Fucking Totalitarian Program), has been going since - you guessed it, 9/11.
Here is the difficulty we face with this new invasion of privacy - it uses a method of tracing transactions already in place in Brussels, but it is both the manner of the activity and what was asked for and delivered to the CIA and the FBI. Millions of records were asked for - not specific records, are we supposed to believe that there are MILLIONS of terrorists descending on the United States? NO WAY IN HELL!!!
Once again there is not judicial review, there was no inquiry given to Congress, they can just "flip through all of our checkbooks" (ACLU). There is no accountability of what was asked for, and there is no record of how it is being used. In other words, we have a great abuse of power taking place once again.
Personally, I had to learn of this information while off in another state. We are seeing an alarming trend here folks, a run away administration that thinks it has to answer to nobody - how many more of these "programs" are in operation that the American people know nothing about? THEY KEEP WAVING THE FLAG - "I AM A WAR PRESIDENT" - WHILE THEY TRAMPLE UNDER FOOT THE PEOPLE. SEPTEMBER 11TH SYNDROME!
I've got news for you, in case you did not know - the police state has already arrived. There are lists being made, and they are not of terrorists - they are lists of dissidents, of opponents of the ruling elite, repression will follow swiftly on the heels of activity like the above. There is a illusional trick called "link analysis" where money that crosses paths electronically with supposed terrorist entities will implicate innocent people.
A new subpoena is issued by ye old Treasury Department every month, than SWIFT turns over the ill gotten goods. Once again, there has been an "in group" of selected dems. and repubs. COMMITTEES, not just a few bodies, that have been let in on the secret, just like the other spying debacle.
THIS IS BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT FOR POLICE STATE ACTIVITY. Your senators are now providing coverup bills for these activities - and who do they serve? Certainly not you or I, as I have stated before - here is further evidence.
DID YOU EVER PLAY THE GAME "RED HOT," WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD? CHILDREN WOULD HAVE A PERSON CLOSE THEIR EYES AND THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO FIND SOME OBJECT - THE CHILDREN WOULD CRY OUT, "YOUR COLD - YOUR WARM - YOUR HOT - YOUR RED HOT!" HERE COMES THE POLICE STATE, READY OR NOT, THINGS ARE RED HOT!! ONLY THIS IS NOT A GAME, AND IT DOES NOT MATTER WHETHER YOUR EYES ARE CLOSED OR NOT.
Posted at 09:18 pm by deadringer
Here is another example of what your representatives think of you! In has been close to a decade since the minimum wage has been raised. That paltry minimum wage ($5.15 an hour) has been eaten away by 20% due to inflation. Imagine a job where you did not get a raise in ten years.....
There used to be a time when people did not wait for the government to give them a minimum wage, they revolted and struck for what they wanted. However, today there is no focal point to rally to - people with little to no skills are stuck, and there is no mercy for their condition.
Opponents to the minimum wage say it will cause some to lose their jobs - THAT IS A GODDAMN EXCUSE!! Who the hell needs jobs, and who can survive working $6,000.00 dollars below the poverty level (and that is a joke too)?
Even if you look at this abysmal scale it makes no sense, a living wage is needed not a minimum wage. The reason why we have a minimum wage in the first place is the greed of the capitalistic monster, that will drive people to hard labor and toss them like so much garbage. A minimum wage does not work when you have a government which does not care about the people.
Not that I am a great fan of Senator Kennedy, but even he pointed out that the senates salary over the last decade grew $30,000.00 . You have got to take this with a grain of salt - because the entire system is a complete joke, and the people are the brunt of the joke. Both sides of the senate (Republican's and democrats) are in the hip pockets of corporations, and they like it that way!
Youth of America meet your future (above)! The middle class is disappearing at an alarming rate, jobs are being shipped oversea's, your tuitions are going up because god knows the cut's have to take place somewhere! The halt, the lame, and the blind - just lay down and die. Hey, if things get really bad you can join the armed forces and die for the delusions of corporate America!
Perhaps the most ironic fact is that when states have demanded that the people be paid above minimum wage, jobs increased and the economy begins to prosper - this is not a theory, it is a FACT.
GOOD MINIMUM WAGE DEBATE
Hey, you did not think anything was going to happen regarding the minimum wage did you? After all, like Senate like Administration - the first thing Bush did during the worst natural disaster in American history (Katrina) was wipe out the minimum wage!
MAYBE THIS WILL HELP DRIVE HOME MY POINT THAT I HAVE BEEN MAKING THROUGHOUT THIS BLOG - THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT OF, FOR, AND BY THE PEOPLE. THERE NEVER WAS - THERE WERE MOMENTS OF ELITE WEAKNESS WHERE THEY FEARED FOR THEIR LIVES AND HAD TO RULE FOR THE PEOPLE, IT WAS ALWAYS BY FORCE AND AGGRESSION THAT ANY GAIN WAS MADE. ALL GOVERNMENTS ARE IS THE MECHANISM OF THE ELITE, HERE IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE FOR YOU TO CHEW ON - BECAUSE HEAVEN KNOWS THIS IS ALL YOU WILL GET TO EAT WITH THIS SYSTEM!!
I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I WILL BE OUT OF THE STATE THIS WEEK UNTIL MONDAY WHEN I WILL RESUME THIS DIRGE....I MEAN BLOG! IN THE MEANTIME, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOME OF THE SITES ON THE LEFT OF THIS PAGE, THEY HAVE MANY GOOD THINGS TO SAY.
Posted at 11:25 pm by deadringer
THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO - NEW MOVIE, OPENS JUNE 23RD
GO TO SITE HERE
AN IMPRESSIVE NEW MOVIE, WHICH PROBABLY PLAYS TRUE TO THE MAJORITY THAT ARE NOW IN LIMBO IN THAT HELL. THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL FOR THE REPROBATES WHO HAVE SET UP THE GUANTANAMO BAY PRISON CAMP.
Posted at 09:58 pm by deadringer
BUSTING DOWN THE PEOPLE'S DOOR WITH IMPUNITY, I.E., DESTROYING THE 4TH AMENDMENT
The Supreme Court decisions keep flowing like I predicted, the people's rights fall one right after the other! Just like their rulings against the African American's on the heels of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, ruling for segregation. Or, just like the ruling of the "Father" of the modern Supreme Court - Oliver Wendel Holmes who ruled that "the poor" should be the target of forced eugenics, seeing that "they were obviously inferior."
(the Bobsie twins!)
If there were really a "rule of law," there would not be these fights to put certain justices (like Alito and Roberts) in office, it would not matter. However, the law is NOT objective, it is like putty in the hands of the ruling judiciary. The only reason why we find consistency is the type of people who have been put into judicial office.
Those who believe in a rule of law live in a fantasy land, the only thing the "rule of law" means is a more subtle form of "Divine Right" which kings exercised with prejudice, but rather than rehashing this I will point you to my blog post called "The Rule Of Law?" posted February 28th 2006, refute it if you can. Suffice it to say, the "rule of law" is the modern Divine Right behind which elite and moneyed men hide so the masses do not see their arbitrary will in the written and delivered legal corpus!
The current administration is rabid on reserving all power in the executive, and hence that power gravitates away from the people and into the various institutional instruments that maintain the status quo. So it was no surprise to me that this present Supreme Courts majority would make one ruling right after another that would take the people's protections away.
Setting aside of the "knock and announce" rule falls like so many others, and I predict we will have a long train of these people's protections taken away in the near future. This rule dates back to the Middle Ages, and has been the litmus test of evidence collected, and legally upheld by the majority of federal and state courts.
This exclusionary rule has always been looked to in warrantless search, and when police have not announced themselves properly, when evidence is acquired. Now we are told that we can go to court in a "civil suit" against the police, because the POLICE ARE BETTER TRAINED!! No, I am not joking this is what Scalia (aka Opus Dei crone) cited regarding the social factors of his ruling. The "knock and announce" has always been interpreted into the "REASONABLE" word of the 4th amendment.
Perhaps we should just start shooting their sorry asses as they bust unannounced into our homes? I know that sounds severe, but something needs to be done to reverse this courts direction of open season on the people! However, there are worse consequences to this ruling - this means any slipshod police action can be acceptable when dealing with the public.
IT ALSO MEANS THAT THOSE CARELESS AND PREDATORY POLICE SEARCHES CAN COME UP WITH ANYTHING THEY WANT AS EVIDENCE, REGARDLESS OF THE MANNER OF THE SEARCH. HELL, THEY CAN BRING THE EVIDENCE THEMSELVES AND PLANT IT AND THAT WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE ALSO!!??
So we have gone from pell mell land grabs, to ok'd secret surveillance of the citizens, to stopping public employees from warning the public about abuses, and now ok'd unreasonable searches and seizures - quite a ride! I am sure there is more abuse waiting for the people. AS I MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY, THIS COURT IS NOW INFLUENCED BY THE "UNITARY EXECUTIVE POWER" PRINCIPLES. THIS ADMINISTRATION KEEPS INVOKING WAR POWERS PRIVILEGE, AND THIS COURT IS STACKED WITH THOSE ONLY TO WILLING TO BOW TO THEIR BENEFACTOR. AFTER ALL, BUSH IN A UNIQUE WAY, IS THE SUPREME COURTS PRESIDENT, ISN'T THAT PRECIOUS??!!
Posted at 02:24 pm by deadringer