Thursday, July 19, 2007

Read this and take it very seriously.


Paul Craig Roberts has correctly identified, in this article, the threat facing us in the next twelve months. Just as with the events of 9/11, it won't matter whether a terrorist plot, aided by the security establishment, is allowed to fulfill its purpose, or the Bush regime produces and carries out a true false-flag operation, an excuse will be found to declare martial law, suspend the Constitution, and "postpone" the next election in the name of a national emergency.

As Thom Hartmann points out Bush's new Executive Order lays the groundwork for the imperial Presidency. It remains for a convenient excuse, a la Gulf of Tonkin, to take the final and ultimate step.

Hartmann advocates for impeaching Bush and Cheney. While this is the most logical and rational action, it seems unlikely that there exists the political will to carry this through. The Democrats are hoping for a complete turnover in the next election and are therefor lying low, playing the patient, long-suffering victims in this game of political gotcha. Meanwhile, the Republicans and their Neocon handlers know that if the election goes to completion, the Republicans will be out of power for a very long time to come. There are literally billions of dollars resting on the outcome of the next election, or, more accurately, on the maintenance of the status quo.

It could come in the form of a "dirty bomb," an attempted coup, an assassination of a public figure pinned on the "terrorists." Keep an eye on Dennis Kucinich, now in the hospital suffering from "food poisoning." (a warning, perhaps?) If you have any resources, keep him very safe. We need Dennis now more than ever.

Expect increased security alerts over the next year, and increased domestic oppression from Homeland Security. It will be important that the American public become inured to police-state tactics and procedures. It will become increasingly important that the public sees the United States as being under siege, that fear and uncertainty are on the rise, so that when the final event takes place, the Bush administration will be seen as the cavalry riding to the rescue of a beleaguered America.

This is how the Nazi Party took power in Germany.

"Necessity is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." -- William Pitt "

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Al Qua'ida inspirations

Pundits and government toadies continue to talk about Al Qua'ida as if it were a trans-national corporation or a country.

Al Qua'ida is not a thing, it is a network. It has no leaders, it has no members. Al Qua'ida is the name for a kinship-based economic network, a system of debts, obligations and fulfillments that ties together disparate tribes and lineages in a complex kinship system. The system works to create mutual obligations among disparate groups and individuals and serves to reduce tensions and conflict among them.

The network was used to funnel funds undetectably to the Arab perpetrators of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The network continues to be used to funnel support for resistance to US invasion and occupation of the Middle East.

Strong, centralized governments have a difficult time dealing with strong, decentralized opposition. When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Effective opposition and dissent within the United States must take this decentralized model. Just as biodiversity is the key to biological and evolutionary success, so can organizational diversity aid in the struggle against US imperialism and domestic oppression.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Bush/Cheney must be stopped!


The Bush/Cheney administration has proven true the words of Thomas Jefferson:

"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ... And what country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." Thomas Jefferson



It has gone way too far. The Bush/Cheney cabal is destroying the lives of the people of the United States, to feed the vapid greed of corporate America.

Cheney is sending fathers of young children and children yet to be born back into the quagmire of Iraq, and the upcoming invasion of Iran on Cheney's drawing board. Cheney is throwing away innocent lives in the Middle East and America, to feed the megalomaniacal lust for power of the insane occupants of the White House.

It's time to impeach the crooks and thugs in control of the United States government, and if Congress doesn't have the will to impeach them, then we must march to Washington en masse and throw them out of the halls of government.

This does not mean a violent revolution, since violence only begets violence. We cannot birth a just and rational nation in the pangs of violent revolution. However, revolution can be just and complete with no compromise in the defense of human liberty and the sanctity of all life. The Present Occupants can be shown the door without harm, and left to fend for themselves in the empty streets of the nation they despise.

The difficult part is that the revolutionary response must be in overwhelming numbers, and most people in this country have been trained to be quiescent and accepting of authoritarian oppression. In our airports, expediency is brought the to the fore when we are forced to accept demeaning "security" procedures by figures of authority when we are anxious to complete our important journeys to work or to loved ones. We accept unnecessary oppression in order to be allowed to go where we want to go, when we want to go there. This is exactly the techniques used in Nazi Germany to build acceptance for the oppressive Nazi regime.

Left to ourselves, we are only one person facing the TSA goons, forced to miss our plane and sit in the airport, or jail, for expressing our outrage at having had our liberties torn from us.

It will take a massive march on Washington, DC, of millions of people, crowding the streets of our federal capital, to tell the cowards and feebs in Washington that we've had enough and we will no longer tolerate imperialism, warmongering, bribery (campaign financing), graft and corruption in our name.

We demand that our politicians return home to face the people, and if they will no longer do the bidding of the people they feign to represent, that they be stripped of their office and replaced by delegates appointed by assemblies and federations from their representative districts, delegates who will do the bidding of the people, free from corporate bribery and usury.

It's time we spread some Democracy around the United States of America!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Global ecosystems 'face collapse'?

How long have we been saying this?

Let's see, I first noticed global climate change in 1974, in the Snowy Range of Wyoming. I talked to biologists, geologists, foresters and archaeologists. They all agreed that, yes, the climate has been getting warmer and drier since the end of the Pleistocene, some 12,000 years ago.

So why is it such a big surprise, with a dramatic global gasp of astonishment, that, yes indeed, the global climate is changing and this change has dire consequences for human "civilization" (if that's what it is, which I doubt)?

Where has everyone been the past 12,000 years, out for a soda and a packet of crisps? Why did my Earth Science professor tell me in 1972 that human agriculture was developed during an unusually clement period of history, and that, soon, it would change back to its normal state, one in which human agriculture would not be so much at home? How did he know (and we, after he told us) and no one else knew?

Whether or not human industrial activity has "caused" climate change is sort of a moot point. The fact is clear that the climate is changing and, at this point, there's not a whole hell of a lot humans can do about it, especially considering current political and economic realities. The best we can hope for is to accommodate the inevitable changes ahead and hope that our societies can withstand massive economic collapse and precipitous population declines.

It's not even particularly important that we recycle more, drive more fuel efficient cars and turn down our air conditioners a notch. The change is set in motion and no small changes on our part will make one whit of difference in the outcome.

What will make a difference is when our industrial society collapses under its own weight, when unbridled human growth and consumption slows and reverses, and when humans once again take their place beside all other life on Earth, rather than on top of them. Then global climate change will proceed at its own pace, the remaining humans will accommodate to it, and in a thousand years or so, everything will stabilize into a dynamic equilibrium once again.

Some human societies will continue, those that live within natural limits of resource exploitation and waste production. Some human societies will change and adapt... most will not.

It doesn't look like anyone is going to invent a time machine any time soon. At least no one has shown up to see what we were up to in the 21st Century. So it's up to our descendants, if we have any, to work their way into the future.

And curse us in the past.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

No Compromise, indeed!


Nepalnews.com Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd.

One would hope there would be no compromise on anarchism. We need all the anarchism we can get. Better yet, we need real anarchy, even without the theory.

It is government terrorism that we should guard against. Governments are the world's wort terrorist, in Nepal as well as the United States. Juts think how peaceful the world would be if governments didn't stomp around in the ir jack boots, messing up the place.

When media lap dogs throw out this kind of swill, it's up to us to throw it back, with interest.