April 28, 2009
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The unforgivable deed carried out by corrupt forces of the American empire may in retrospect be seen in a more hopeful light. What happened on 9/11 has changed the face of America forever, but what that face looks like is not totally realized yet. Once the full truth is out, people's admiration for governments will being to wither and they will seek to change society through spontaneous social action rather than relying on contrived state planning. The prestige of the state will dimmer and be in the same league as the church. The church is no longer perceived as a holy place, but a place of child molestation, fraud, and cheap lies. This is not blatant state-bashing, I do believe there is a role for government but the people must write the script and serve as the directors.
I don't know how long the process may take, but that it is a process is certain so we can't expect a switch of the light bulb and suddenly the evolution of the species takes place. But evolution is taking place, I'm sure of it. People's understanding of government's inherent corruption is growing, their knowledge of banks and the importance of monetary policy is also approaching a critical mass, and most precious of all, the awareness of themselves as being part of a larger natural picture is expanding. Selfishness is no longer 'in', co-dependency is more acceptable. 9/11 has opened people's eyes and that was its gift. The tragedy is that a tremendous amount of innocent lives have been lost, both in America and in the Middle East. Let us fight for the truth so that they did not die in vain. As Samuel Johnson wrote, "If we owe regard to the memory of the dead, there is yet more respect to be paid to knowledge, to virtue, and to truth."
April 21, 2009
April 18, 2009
Here's a good article explaining the likely achievements of civic participation in local planning.
Speaking at one of many “tea party” anti-Washington protests held throughout the country on April 15, Texas Gov. Rick Perry touched on a theme that could, I believe, prefigure a growing trend in American politics – and, indeed, throughout the world. - Justin RaimondoRead the rest.
April 17, 2009
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April 10, 2009
The recent uproar over Obama's bow to the Saudi King by the right in America is a display of utter hypocrisy once again. Where was the outrage from these hypocrites when Bush and his father were holding hands with the king? What's worse is that they entirely miss the symbolism of the bow. Notice how the Chinese president didn't lower his head but Obama did. Two things can explain this, 1) Obama's personality--let's face it, the guy is a total suck up. He's the type to take a slap to his face and not do anything about it because he is a bitch. I doubt the guy has been in a fight all his life. He goes along to get along, even if corrupt and dishonest scumbags are along for the ride. Why is all this important? Because it matters if a so-called leader of a population of 300 million will stand up to the bullies and the moneyed men that hold sway over the kingdom's purse. You don't need a strongman or a dictator to put these special interests in check, but you do needa man or a woman who won't back down from a fight, whether that comes from the Republican opposition or the Bankers. And 2) the bow symbolizes America's standing in the world. Its the biggest debtor who won't call the shots for much longer. In other words, America better show respect, - or else.
April 9, 2009
Read the rest - Khmer Rouge jailer says U.S. contributed to Pol Pot rise
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Pol Pot's chief torturer told Cambodia's "Killing Fields" tribunal on Monday that U.S. policies in Indochina in the 1970s contributed to the rise of the Khmer Rouge.
Duch, the first of five Pol Pot cadres to face trial for the 1975-79 reign of terror in which 1.7 million Cambodians died, said the Khmer Rouge would have faded if the U.S. had not got involved in Cambodia.
"Mr Richard Nixon and Kissinger allowed the Khmer Rouge to grasp golden opportunities," the 66-year-old former jailer said at the start of the second week of his trial by the joint U.N.-Cambodian tribunal.