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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Let The Call Go Forth Again: "Don't Stop Boycottin'" The ZioNazi War Criminal Regime

Big brave Israeli Occupation Forces sure know their craft.  Using human shields as they blitzkrieg their way through Palestine.

Brutalizing Palestinian women at their countless "check points."

Bulldoze-style ethnic cleansing of the remnants of Palestine.

Roasting Gaza's civilians with white phosphorus.

Celebrating with their "hunting trophies."

Enough already.

Turns out that just last weekend in New York City some people literally took another step to break this lethal handshake, by shaking, swaying, and belting out an appeal to end the madness.  The BDS Flash Mob has done it again.  Hopefully, it is one step closer to extinguishing Zionist apartheid and aggression.

Until the decisive stone hits the mark on that AIPAC Goliath lording over U.S., the Boycott/Divest/Sanction battle will rage on.

With unmistakable style & rhythm, of course!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Drifting Somewhere Between the Dark and the Aquarion Ages......

Ever driven by one of those gas-guzzling SUV's and spotted a sticker reminding everyone about the "cost of freedom"?  It would hardly be surprising to find one of these military wives behind the wheel.  They are wearin' the buttons and seem damn proud about the noble mission of "keeping the promise" to Iraq. 

What's really insidious is how this little catchphrase is exploited.  We know it isn't free -- but who is it that decides how much to pay, in what ways, and where does the country pay?  Moreover, what exactly are the dimensions of this "freedom"?

  Increasingly it appears we are paying more and more to get less of it, and the only real beneficiaries are the profit-crazed corporations sponsoring all this foreign adventurism.  In the last presidential administration, the very worst we ever had, a sitting vice president made a killing in profits for his company by helping to orchestrate the killing fields of Iraq.

Now under a supposed "change" president, the troops are once again being sent into another oily mess, Libya.  As much as I sympathize with its people and their right to be rid of a monstrous dictator, the blatant reality of what propels this "humanitarian mission" is as sickening as the same real reason why the United States is still squandering $12,000,000,000 each and every month in Iraq & Afghanistan.

All this, and meantime one disgusting right-wing governor after another is telling the people of their state that "sacrifices must be made."  This is too much.  Too depressing to even imagine how much worse it's going to be if the national public doesn't get galvanized.  It's as simple as this:  Confront the corporatocrisy or  continue allowing it to bring complete ruin to America and much of the rest of the planet.

Turn off that damn Fox News channel and wake up, people.

Beyond brain death, the only other end result to this Age of Stupid will be the ultimate death of us all.

Please, please wake up.  

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oil, Hypocrisy, and the Beast: What will be the fate of the Libyan People?

The men, women and children of Libya are desperate.

For over 40 years they've suffered in the claws of a monster.  The big question: Are they any less deserving than the already liberated Tunisians and Egyptians?

Of course it's that sweet oil supply that's brought those American and European powers in to help the revolution rid the nation of sadistic, crazed dictator Muammar Gaddafi.  Absolutely right. Obama and the rest of 'em sending in the missiles and war jets ARE hypocritical.  Human rights had not a damn thing to do with blasting Muammar's assassins to smithereens.

Obviously if that were the case, the big powers would be out "protecting lives" in Bahrain, Yemen, Gaza, and other places where people are fighting for their lives.  It's all the more vile since the U.S. govt. supplies the very weapons its "client regimes" are using to slaughter civilians and crush the freedom wave.

In spite of all this, I can't help but still be sympathetic to the Libyans' struggle and want to see them freed from this gargoyle Gadaffi, in spite of the duplicity of their self-serving rescuers.    

There's more than enough evidence to show just how bad things have gotten there.  One of the voices came from an unnamed (for obvious reasons) Libyan, who was interviewed just a few days ago.  He is the only survivor of 25 detainees arrested after a peaceful protest on February 17 in Benghazi.  He told about the horrific torture carried out by Gadaffi's gestapo, which left him crippled and confined to a wheelchair.

The full account:

Victim: They hit us on our faces, hit us with rope as we entered the center[HQ security building.]

Reporter: Where did they hit you with the rope? On your bodies?

Victim: Yes, on our bodies, where ever the blows landed.  We were 26 people.  Not all were youth because there was an old man with us, probably 75 years old who was also beaten up. They took us to the center for the internal security forces. They tortured us in various ways.

Reporter: What ways were that?

Victim: They would say ‘’So you are the ones causing the rebellion’’ and hit us in our genitals.  They told told us they wanted to make it so we could not reproduce and create (more) ruffians like us.  Afterwards, they used electric wire and electrocuted us in our genitals and then on our backs, to our spinal cords.  They would turn the power on and we would begin to convulse, and fall down, unable to pick ourselves up.  They proceeded to hit our legs, backs, and hands until we were dizzy.

They pulled the old man's beard fiercely with their hands. They would spit in our faces and would step on us, walking back and forth on top of us.

They then took us to the police station in ‘’Gawarsha.’’ Before going, all our bodies were bound together.  Other people’s blood was all over me and mine all over them.  No body part could move, only my eyes were open and not properly.  The blood of others was on me to the extent that it crusted and I eventually couldn't even open my eyes.

Reporter: They put you on top of each other?

Victim: Yes, on top of each other.  As they transported us place to place, we were put on top of each other.

Reporter: Even the corpses?

Victim: Yes, even the dead.
Then they started to throw urine on us.  I was thirsty and thought it was water.  It was torture.  My lower body does not move.  My left leg has no feeling left.  My right leg, the slightest move of it feels like electricity which rushes to my head.  From the severity of the beating my stomach is in constant pain and knots.

A lot of people are understandably outraged over the self-serving American/European motives.  Concerned that these outsiders are pulling another Iraq fiasco, with oil being their one and only real interest.  Furious at the cost, worried it may drag on and kill more civilians than save them.  And especially livid that nothing is being done like this for the other Middle Eastern freedom fighters.

All very compelling arguments.  

But in the final analysis, as with the NATO intervention in stopping the Serbian slaughter of the people of Kosovo, the desired outcome--even if it is secondary--may just be the rescue of at least one more nation struggling to free itself from a maniac.

BBC it might be, but this following report makes a pretty strong case.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Jackson's Prayer: "Wake Her Up This Time"

Deep political consciousness.  Lots of angst.  Delivered in that unmistakeably rich voice, Jackson Browne's message resonates deeply for those that hear it.

This Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has sold over 17 million albums in the United States alone.  Easy to see why.  One of his best ones was the 1986 masterpiece "Lives In the Balance," which tore to shreds the Big Lie that was Reaganism, exposing the suffering the Ray-Gun's military aggression was inflicting on Central America.

And, yet, here we are once again.  

Message lost, lesson still unlearned.  Twenty-five years later it's more of the same, the trademark grand deception that keeps our country embroiled in never-ending foreign aggression. 

It's for this reason that Browne is truly one of the greatest patriots, a real one, who gives enough of a damn about our troubled condition to put the spot light on the hypocrisy and dishonesty that has caused so much pain to us, and "them."

"For America" (lyrics below) is one of the most powerful ballads he's ever done.  Reveals such a deep love for his country that he goes all-out to ring the alarm, again and again, to get U.S. to snap out of it.  Of course this was written a generation ago and they're still not listening in Washington.

Is it too late already to find her conscience? 

"As if I really didn't understand
That I was just another part of their plan
I went off looking for the promise
Believing in the Motherland 
And from the comfort of a dreamer's bed
And the safety of my own head
I went out speaking of the future
While other people fought and bled

The kid I was when I first left home
Was looking for his freedom and a life of his own
But the freedom that found wasn't quite as sweet
When the truth was known 
I have prayed for America
I was made for America
It's in my blood and in my bones
By the dawn's early light
By all I know is right
We're going to reap what we have sown

As if freedom was a question of might
As if loyalty was black and white
You hear people say all the time--
"My country wrong or right"
I want to know what that's got to do
With what it takes to find out what's true
With everyone from the President on down
Trying to keep it from you

The thing I wonder about the Dads and Moms
Who send their sons to the Vietnams
Will they really think their way of life
Has been protected as the next war comes?
I have prayed for America
I was made for America
Her shining dream plays in my mind
By the rockets' red glare
A generation's blank stare
We better wake her up this time
The kid I was when I first left home
Was looking for his freedom and a life of his own
But the freedom that he found wasn't quite as sweet
When the truth was known 
I have prayed for America
I was made for America
I can't let go till she comes around
Until the land of the free
Is awake and can see
Until her conscience has been found....."