WHY I AM NOT CELEBRATING TODAY
Let's be frank, and honest.
Our schools do not educate, they indoctrinate. They do not stimulate critical individual thought and analysis, they encourage conformity, and reward incompetence and stupidity.
Our courts do not uphold justice, and clearly are co-opted, and are unable and/or unwilling to maintain the clear intention of the constitution. They throw poor people into privately owned prisons for smoking marijuana while the plutocriminals in the banks and corporations which perpetrated clear fraud in the mortgage crisis that led to the current financial mess walk free and get millions of dollars in bonuses. One party says we need more regulation. Its current sock puppet in the White House is supported by billionaire George Soros. The "other" party cries loudly against "regulation of free markets" and is running a millionaire...but more about these two jokers in a moment.
Our military has become the compliant servant of an ever-more-rapacious empire, bent on bending the entire world to the oligarchs that really run this country. Our "war on terror" has become part of the terror, now with our very own Americanized version of the Venetian Council of Ten, an oligarchical "star chamber" composed of hidden individuals drawing up assassination lists subject to the approval of the president, who can now execute American citizens with drones, without any due process, drones which can now fly over America as well as the rest of the world.
Our political parties are but shills of that oligarchy and Congress doesn't even read the laws it imposes on the rest of us - witness the horrible witch Pelosi's statements regarding Obama "care", that we had to pass the bill to find out what's in it, and pass it in the middle of the night behind closed doors. That bill further imposes restrictions against Catholics, Protestants, Jews and Muslims whose religious beliefs oppose the abortion of the unborn; witness the Ohbummer Adminsitration's recent dealings with the Catholic bishops, and rabbis, ministers, and imams won't be far behind. So much for "freedom of religion." The "opposition" party has nominated yet another stooge and sock-puppet of the plutocracy who now tells us he will repeal Obamacare when he himself imposed a similar mandate in Massachusetts. In other words, yet another political hypocrite. And let us remember, he was "endorsed" by the Bushes (not that, with Pawlenty, Bachman the tax lady, Gingrich, Rantorum, et al., we had much to choose from there either).
Rest assured: I am voting this year, as I have voted every year since 1988. In that year, I began voting by not voting; this is the only way I have to send a vote of "no confidence" in either of our "two" political parties, and the non-entities they send to state legislatures and to Congress and the White House who rubber-stamp policies made in board rooms and meetings of the world elite behind closed doors in expensive hotels. Bush's "war on terror" does not represent me. The Republithugs, with their perpetual promises to shrink the size of government, repeal the statism of Dummcrookery, balance the budget and all the other long litany of broken promises that they have used to get into office, do not represent me. The Dummycrooks - the party that has supported statism and centralization in all forms, the party that supported slavery, gave us the Federal Reserve and income tax and IRS, abortion on demand, and the current health care debacle - never has, and never will, represent me, for that party created the very possibility of the plutocriminal oligarchy that now runs and rules the country. But lest we forget, the Republithugs gave us the TSA, the Heimatsicherheitdienst...
Why do I think a vote of "no confidence" is necessary? Well, for one thing, it would rip the mask off of the fiction that either party is really representative of the people, and not of their respective corporate interests. A turnout of, say, only ten million votes would make it clear that - whatever else - the government and their political sock puppets no longer represent, nor have, the people.
One more comment:
So deep and endemic is the cultural crisis - and it is a cultural crisis, not a political one - that conspiracy theories now abound on the right that the weaselish, flannel-mouthed, cowardly irrationality of "Justice" Roberts' majority opinion on Obama "care" was due to him having been "compromised" somehow, or is a victim of cognitive dissonance brought about by his epilepsy medicine. But had the decision gone the other way, the political left would be entertaining similar views. We have, in short, openly become an oligarchical state, a government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich, which is but gangsterism dressed up behind the veneer governmental institutions, driving ever more the polarization of society.
As for what recently happened, gee... a "heath care" law that was the "gift" of the Dummycrooks, and turned into a tax, by a supreme court injustice who was an appointee of the "conservative" Buadministration, while the Republithug candidate for president implemented the SAME policy in the state of which he was governor that the current sitting president and HIS party implemented at the national level... quite a coincidence, isn't it? Almost like someone, very much, wants this medical bill in place, no matter what. Now...who could that be? and why would they want it? I am reminded, as I contemplate the events of the last few years, of the observation of Gore Vidal: I'd be all for a third political party, but in order for there to be a third party, you must first have two parties...
Venice was a police state, run by a plutocriminal oligarchy, disguised as a republic. We have become Venice...
See you on the flip side...
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I always have since 18 yrs old.
I even voted when overseas.
The last election I voted Talph Nader. Also Greens.
I can no longer go along, to get along with the
Democrips and/or Rebloodicans.
The Plutocrims are endemic throughout.
The media is replete with memes, that are anything BUT, what a free society should be about.
Now if only Australia had a Nigel Farage. This is a man and a movement I could vote for.
I love this guy. he has become my ‘man of the day’ on my FB page hahahahaha
You have your choise sterialization or abortion and sterialization came first in 1965 during the Great Society quanter of native american women of child bearing age sterialized by 1976 90 percient pay by you and me think about that.
Coruptisima Republica Plurimae Leges
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
(The more corrupt a republic, the more laws)
Never a truer word has been spoken, Tacitus nails it. What we have now is nothing more than a sham. We have never had a government that has truly represented the will of the people.The only one that comes close is the infant American republic.
For that I envy you Americans. Despite the corruption, totalitarianism, gangsterism and zombieism of the modern American republic, you still have a lot going for you.
“No taxation without representation” I believe that Thomas Jefferson said and look what followed. Americans have overthrown a corrupt regime before and can do so again. It’s in your history and the more Americans that seriously think about what Jefferson said the brighter the future you may have. After all are you truly represented by the “same s**t, different bucket” parties you have? The answer is plainly no.
So a no vote or not voting at all is something to be glad about, be glad that you have that right to stick it to the oligarchs. In Australia if you are registered to vote you will get fined for not voting and it’s not a cheap fine either. That includes local council, state and federal elections.
You also have a much better chance to institute a “third party solution” than here, a Ross Perot would and could simply not happen in Australia. After all Americans have no governor-general to overthrow the government you elect and your military is not bound by a personal oath of allegiance to a reigning monarch like the Australian Defense Force is.
So I would echo what Dr Farrell has said that by sending a no vote “you’re sending a message that tptb no longer have the ability to make you live in a make-believe political fiction.”
So true Legio, so very true.
We have a choice between corrupt baby killing Communists, and corrupt baby killing Fascists……nice
If you decide to voice a ‘third opinion’ you are ‘intolerant’, a ‘denier’. a ‘racist’ or ‘un-Australian’.
Well I guess that I fit into the third category Matt, for I am an evil man who is intolerant of the oligarchs and a denier that there is nothing wrong with today’s society and the state of the world.
Have a good day mate.
I guess that I am un-astraaayan.
You and me both mate.
I am also a ‘conspiracy theorist’ and because i am reading ‘Yahweh the Two Faced God’, I’m a Marcionite as well lol!
Because I brawl with the Board of Studies-I’m not a ‘team player’.
I’m an idealist because i won’t tick my ‘learn to statements’ on my teaching programme until my students can actually ‘learn to’.
I’m also a snob because I teach my senior students Harvard/Oxford style footnotes (my new dept head has told me this is a waste of time and that the students energy should be put towards the actual essay-WTF)
What a great essay for this day.God bless you Joseph! May the road rise up to your feet while the sun shines softly on your face, May the good Lord hold you in the palm of his hand and keep you safe eternally. (An old Irish prayer, paraphrased, that has been on my mother in law’s kitchen wall for the 50 years I have known her. She’s 95 and spry as ever,) No one can say it like the Irish. No one. Keep the faith friend.
i will vote when a candidate orders an end to the global aerosol operation aka chemtrails…but why fuss over such matters? they will be busy herding more people into the new auschwitz called the “medical industry”..and look on the bright side, everyone will be labeled with one of the three hundrd specious psychiatric disorders, and be drugged half to death..yet the current “citizen” will wear their didorder like a badge of honor
“I’d be all for a third political party, but in order for there to be a third party, you must first have two parties…”
‘relations of opposition’
Well that was sort of my point, we already HAVE that now, i.e., political parties designed to fulfill the function of a dialectic, and their place within that dialectic, and NOT political parties genuinely ideologically committed to any principle, this is in part why the politicians constantly betray their own constituency, for they know they are but dialectical functionaries.
Very good Joseph………….
Although you do know that you will never be
invited to give that speech at a college graduation (?)
That balance budget was nothing but smoke and mirrors. What Clinton and Gore have left us with is the framework for the implementation of Agenda 21 which is The New World Order and all it’s control of every aspect of your life and this is happening on the local level all over the world and here in the US.
Joseph, I agree with every word of your post and for the first time in my life, I am not voting. It’s very sad.
good points naomi…but frankly i am not voting..and dont feel sad about it
It’s NOT sad, be glad…you ARE voting, you’re sending a message that tptb no longer have the ability to make you live in a make-believe political fiction.
I alway say that I’m exercising my
[freedom of] choice one way or the other.
It is sad though, because it is really the only choice
we have !
Amen Naomi. It was slight of hand balancing and ole Newt’s bunch were the force behind all the so called balancing which took away welfare from some who needed it and increased the welfare to corporations. Yeah, great job Clinton did!
This may seem like a minor point, given the non-differences between the parties now, but I was pretty much brought up with the idea that the “parties” literally switched identities after the Cival War and the claim that the democrats supported slavery was only pertinent up to a certain point and then support of inequality changed sides.
While it was an alleged democrat in office when the Federal Reserve was ushered into power- didn’t it take the whole of the government to support it, including Republicans? And wasn’t it an “engineered” scare scenario, much like some current scar scenarios, that herded them into doing it?
Not supporting either party but craming the blame all in one hat can’t be the entire story.
FYI, you want to change government? You have to start at the grass roots level with laws that keep out anything but the two biggest parties. You can’t vote for alternatives because often they can’t make it on the ballot. Then you have to adopt a campaign that convinces people they SHOULD vote and not give up, believing they waste a vote if they don’t vote for the two top candidates, IF there are real choices on the ballot. Change the laws, invalidate the intentional perceptions.
Read the Creature from Jekyll Island to see exactly how the crime was committed.
Next thing is to realize that the thing you call government is a figment of your imagination in the same way that a forest is the way we describe a group of individual trees. It’s a corporate person designed to make you believe that you’re a part of it, giving life and existence without which it can’t exist. It’s our consenting to going along with thing, supporting it, volunteering to serve it and to bow down before it that’s the problem. There is no social contract that binds you involuntarily to it.
Silence is construed as consent
Here’s a link to Ed Griffin speaking on the Creature from Jekyll Island.
They did switch sides Owl, but then
solidified into one taking different roads
to the same end, the same goal.
They have become Fascism or Communism.
Yes, thay ARE alike as one is when business
owns government (Republican) or when
government owns business (Democrat).
Mussolini had it right by calling it corporatism,
a merging of both.
on a side note, the beluga is almost extinct. Where the fisherman gets 3 a KG, and by the time it hits the dinner table it rises rpto 50,000 dollars.
Who paid the beluga?
It is kind of a reverse big bang reality that were oB serving.
actually it ties in with your society of gangsterism.
That is one post Doc that I agree with in its entirety.
The birth control pill is not abortion, talk about indoctrinated “thinking” being repeated as fact.
And it’s the Teatard/dixiecrat/repulbicanbase which would destroy civil rights and liberties for many.
Frankly the “statist” way of medical insurance would have been a better choice than what we got. Medicare for all! It works well in the rest of the developed world (Canada, Germany, Norway, Israel, Costa Rica), no matter what Glenn Beck claims as “fact”.
Propose a different way of paying for things than taxes, and then posit the creation of the IRS as a problem, until then such complaints are simply the “thinking” of someone indoctrinated to quote and not solve.
Minor point, but that friend of deregulated derivative trading, Bill Clinton, left GWBush with a balanced budget.
It also cuts down on unnecesary surgery
which we have more of than any other country.
yep, that about sums it up…Scameron and his crew are bringing in the private prison thing here too along with the use of ‘convicts’ as free labour for the business crooks…yep…hear stories everyday of somebody being arrested for dropping an apple on the ground while the latest Bank scandal is dealt with by having a ‘hearing’ …on and on it goes…bla bla bla