Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Mario Savio: An American Hero.

The Odious Machine

"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part; you can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"

Mario Savio
Sproul Hall Steps
University of California, Berkeley
December 3, 1964

Now then, here is an American who made an emotional, and historic speech, just a few decades ago.
He was and is, an inspiration.
A proper gentleman, and a real hero.
The FBI harried him, and one might believe that perhaps such stresses were instrumental in his death at the age of just 53, in a California hospital from heart disease.

(Edit/addition, Friday AM.).)

Here is another of his "short & subtle* speeches, reading it here, on a stormy friday morning, allow me to quote... (Or click to see full transcript, it is unique, humble and an inspiration.

"...Fortified by the peasant wisdom of my great-grandfather, perhaps, I never could become a thorough-going Marxist. But a Socialist of sorts, a gentle Socialist, I became, and remain..."

This a line from a speech he made at his sons` graduation in 1988.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Milestones and Millstones.

Milestones and millstones,
Hanging `round your fucking neck.
You marched and murdered to save your nation,
But have cursed yourselves instead,
You die to serve your leaders whims,
Who wave your bloodstained burning flag,
Walk away, ignore the bastards,
Afore their curses devour your souls.

Cartoons from Latuff,
Poem from an opencast poet/ mine.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

the maa.a.a.a-a-a-a-chi-n-uh. (An American Hero.)

The Odious Machine

"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part; you can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"

Mario Savio
Sproul Hall Steps
University of California, Berkeley
December 3, 1964

Click title to see Wiki entry for Mario Savio.

Monday, March 17, 2008

My Lai, and the consequences.

Most people over 50 remember the massacre at My Lai, which took place 40 years ago, on the 16th of March .
American soldiers, spent the day raping and murdering around 500 Vietnamese civilians.
Lined them up, raped them, then killed them.

It was played down as an excess of war, and just one of the soldiers was punished, their leader, a lieutenant William Calley spent four and half months in a military prison, where he was allowed regular and unsupervised visits from his girlfriend.
Initially he had been sentenced to life, but the president of that time Nixon, shortened the sentence.
Without doubt, that leniency has affected the attitude of todays` troops.
But chickens do come home to roost...
More here,

What goes around comes around, why, I don`t know, but it always comes around.
So whilst today, there probably won`t be mass killings across America, it seems like almost a stroke of Karma, that after exactly four decades, the greenback is in free fall.

America has nowhere near enough natural resources to feed and productively employ the population, or at least not with their present rate of consumption, when it comes to global resources, as did the brits before them, the U.S. has relied on military might and a sheer mass of printed currency to ensure a place at the front of the queue.

Is it over? Most people think so,the question being not if, or when, but how?

How will Americans react to being told that there is no more cheap fuel? No more cheap imported food and clothes?
Some are predicting internment camps for the homeless and for those who dissent.

Will there be riots, for dwindling supplies of food? Will the government use paramilitaries such as blackwater to quell unrest, and will the civilian population use armed force to resist?

One thing is certain, the pace is quickening, and unlike the world of the 1960`s, the spread of information and the consequences thereof are moving at an unprecedented speed, no-one wants to see violence, but when it occurs, the least we can hope for is that those responsible meet a just fate.

It took six months before news of the massacre reached the USA, today, such an event would be exposed across the globe within just a few minutes.

Are there sufficient Americans who could maintain civil order without the use of firearms?
Will America fracture into distinct geographical and politico/social areas?

How will the military react, when they realise that their wages won`t even feed their families?
Will they obey orders, if asked to shoot at American citizens? I think not, but based on previous actions, I could be wrong.
Peace, and particularly to those who suffered at My Lai..

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Body language.

In order to have an ordered society, we need law and order. Should we want a society that is based on equality and fairness, then we need to instill within ourselves, the ethos that open-hearted kindness and good manners should always triumph over arrogance and force.
There haven`t always been the best of relations between Germany and Russia, nor indeed between Germany and America, but at least the Russians seem to be making an attempt, with a traditional gesture, to present a picture of harmonious relations.
Of course, the Russians can afford to smile, they currently produce/control around
15% of the global oil trade, and around 25% of the global gas production.

Anyway, I just thought the snaps were sort of representative of a somewhat "bigger picture".

The Bush approach..... from the rear..... unnanounced placing both hands on the ladies shoulders, grips tightly enough to instill panic, his cold, empty eyes to one side, with a facial expression best described as arse-like and puckered.

The new Russian president, Medvedev, communicates, non-threatingly from the side, presents flowers, smiles and drops open-palmed hands to hip level.

The former Russian president, Putin, having presented flowers, maintains smile, and stands to the side, and slightly behind Mrs M.

In some of the English-speaking parts of Wales, there are vernacular expressions of contentment that use the word glow, as in:

"A fine glow",
"Having a glow",
"Getting the glow-on".

"Glowing up",
"Giving out the old glow".
Doesn`t Mrs Merkel look like she gets a glow from her Russian counterparts.

Monday, March 10, 2008

One little princess.

The cartoon is by Ben Heine,*****CLICK HERE***** to visit an actively creative part of the blog-sphere.

Please Click here, or on the title to move to the source.

No trial, no evidence, nothing. Just a fusilade of bullets, fired face to face in contempt and rage at an unarmed woman and child.

Not a ricochet, not mistaken idendity, not even self-defence, her killer stood right next to her in her own home, took careful aim at her head, and fired the gun. An innocent child murdered in cold blood by an arrogant bastard.

She is gone, another sweet little princess, her last moments close to her mothers` breast, who was also wounded, as jewish soldiers stormed a house in Gaza, shooting and killing an alleged Palestinian militant, and then, without pausing for breath, took away her father.

Her name is Amira Abu Asri. She is dead. Shot through the head at point-blank range. Killed by a jewish gun. She was born 20 days ago, unlike the jew who killed her, she had not yet begun to think about religion or law.

Should we label her killer as a jew, or as an israeli? Will it make a difference? Will the "good" jewish people feel better?
Oy-veh, they cry, the poor israelis are defending the land given to them by their god.
Well I say, either produce this imaginary god, with all the relevant paperwork, in a court of law, or get the fuck out of the middle east.

Bollocks with religious obedience and political correctness, these murdering jews have killed and killed, they have subjugated, tortured and maimed the Palestinians, and have had the gall to call themselves persecuted, they are beneath contempt, they squirm murderously, knowing their end is well overdue.
Maybe by calling them jewish, rather than Israeli, then other jews may be less inclined to continue financial and social support for an extremely racist and violent group of ghouls.

The Israelis need help, that is without doubt, in fact they need an incredible amount .
Instead of arms and warplanes though, how about....
Group therapy?
Behavioural adjustment programmes?
Relocation ?

One way or another, they have, in sixty short years, shown nothing but utter contempt for all other races and creeds, has it always been thus?
Perhaps one should think back to when they first came to Britain, and how their behaviour got them kicked out, Click here for an interesting historical perspective.

Twenty days of life, and as the world announces an "An International day for Women.", an empty -headed putz, a bupkis-brained schmuck with a gun, decides to kill a little girl, an innocent angel , for the "protection" of Israel.
Did s/he go home that evening and hug friends, maybe laughed , joked, had supper, thought of his own mother, and muttered a few incantations to an imaginary god...
It is time for the jewish people to accept that in the fallacious and farcical quest for their so-called spiritual homeland, they have exceeded the bounds of moral behaviour, and unless they rein in their people, they will be collectively blamed for these displays of murderous arrogance.

History cannot be changed, it must however, serve as an education.

Click to see a "hidden history, Hiding history is an affront, whilst we should be cautious in the interpretation thereof, and even more cautious in our actions towards religion, it should be time for the jewish people to realise that their beliefs and conduct has for a long time, been met with somewhat less than a wholehearted welcome.

Amira Abu Asri, February 2008, - March 2008. Shot and killed on "International Womens Day". May She Rest in Peace.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

End of Empire. September 2008..

It is said that the right-wing ideologists and pro-israeli interests control much of the message in the mainstream media. For them, news is on the sports field, or in the private lives of celebrities. News is always about muslim terrorists, and immgrants who want to steal from the working class.

Labouring away in Europe, behind the scenes, is a lesser-known news organ. Known as GEAB, the Global European Anticipation Bulletin issues regular newsletters and predictions on matters economical and political.

There is no mention of this report in the mainstreasm media, but it would be easy to understand that the national press would not carry these reports, for fear of instilling panic in the masses.
Personally, I won`t be buying any stocks and shares in the near future.

A few basic facts about the portal.

There is much speculation and angst about the future of the United States. Some are predicting and calling for a hundred years of war. Others anticipate mass civil unrest and the forced detention of citizens.
One thing is certain, the "American" empire, for a number of reasons, is done, finito
, gekocht.

The picture is of the old Roman empire, interesting how modern political geography has re-forged the old Roman state into the new "Union of Europe".
Perhaps the same will happen to the U.S. and the rest of the Americas, after the collapse of the empire, they too will eradicate borders and nationalities to become just one people, let`s hope so.
As for Israel, who knows, but being the most heavily armed nation on earth must be a hell of a burden, I reckon it would be best for them they lay it down .. and all that silly nonsense about hearing voices and burning bushes, and that never-ending obsession with slaughtering the goyim and ruling the whole world. F*$king fruitcakes..

The Iranians and Turks circle Iraq like lions stalking a tired beast, knowing that eventually with patience they will eat.
Colombia, and the right-wing government of Uribe, the last remaining friend of the U.S. in Latin America, is floundering, gasping for breath as Ecuador and Venezuela increase their anti-american rhetoric.
The Russians and Chinese have healthy budget surpluses, and are both now trading oil in currencies other than the US dollar, as are the Iranians.

Anyway, here are a few paragraphs that predict a fall of the American state around September 2008.

In the United States, this new tipping point will translate into a collapse of the real economy, final socio-economic stage of the serial bursting of the housing and financial bubbles (1) and of the pursuance of the US dollar fall. The collapse of US real economy means the virtual freeze of the American economic machinery: private and public bankruptcies in large numbers, companies and public services closing down massively (2),...

Concerning stock markets, our team has anticipated since October 2007 that international stocks would plummet by 20 to 60 percent according to the region in the course of the year 2008. Today, we must re-evaluate our anticipations as we estimate that losses will be even greater than that. Indeed, on the one hand, stock markets have already lost between 10 and 20 percent since the beginning of the year (10), and, on the other hand, the collapse of the real economy in the US by the end of Summer 2008 will drag down all stock markets. According to LEAP/E2020, international stock markets will probably drop by 50 percent in average compared to 2007 (including in the emerging countries) (11).

In this 22nd issue of the Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin, with the alert we sound about a collapse of US real economy from September 2008 onward, we are trying again to warn those concerned that this major event will generate many very severe socio-political troubles in the United States (13) whose economy is truly on a tumbling course (14), a situation extremely likely to entail very heavy consequences for the financial and monetary markets, and for the world's economy. We have not yet reached the heart of the crisis. According to LEAP/E2020, we will be there in the second semester of 2008.

The language is a bit "civil servant", it seems to have been written by a committee, which it actually was, but it resonates with facts.

The full report can be read here:
GEAB No 22.

The details will no doubt be less than pleasant for some, particularly those who live solely from the benefits of dollar investments, on the upside, it seems like the rest of the world is going to have a few years of quiet peace.
I have no doubts that in a few years, it will all be over, and a new world order will be in place. Not what Israel and Washington had in mind a few years back, when the PNAC began "Marching as to war", but I see an American continent moulding itself as one, with free trade and open borders, one currency even.

Before that happens, there will no doubt be a few minor, yet fiery adjustments to the American dream and the nightmare of Israel.

Monday, March 03, 2008

TALES OF IRAQ WAR by LATUFF: Gaza: Spread the word, share this art!

TALES OF IRAQ WAR by LATUFF: Gaza: Spread the word, share this art!


It isn`t right, is it? Killing women and children, stealing land from those who are poorer and less able .
The Israelis claim self-defence, but so did Bush when he invaded Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Carlos Latuff is the artist who penned the cartoon. He asks that if you could show it around your community, friends, your workplace even.
Thankyou. His blog, "Tales of Iraq war", (dritte links:) is always worth a moment of time, you may not always like his style, but his eye for truth is unwavering.