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9-11-2001
Part Two

(Written on 11-11-01;
Updated on 4-30-04)
By S. Wolf Britain

As the quote I’ve quoted before says, “The majority is usually wrong”! (Robert A. Heinlein from his great book, Stranger in a Strange Land.) The alleged majority that supposedly is in favor of a major war against Iraq is wrong! Look at how many people from many very different “walks of life”, including many “conservatives”, are already carrying out anti-war protests clear across our allegedly “free country”, and all over the world (millions of people world-wide), against this “new” war; and how the Office of Homeland Security (DHS) has been created, like something right out of George Orwell’s also great book, 1984, and right out of a totalitarian police state! We are living in a time when the majority of “Americans” think “it can’t happen here”, and “the minority can’t be right”; but the so-called majority is wrong about what is happening, AND about what is coming!

Most people need to get a true and quick education on what true freedom is, and wake up, if it isn’t too late, before “we” destroy ourselves! I’ve long been saying that the U.S.A. is becoming more and more of an “authoritarian police state”; and I was so right! Look up the word, ‘authoritarian’, in the dictionary; as the definition reads like a prediction that has already come true! Believe me, there’s no ego involved in this on my part; I didn’t make most of the correct predictions concerning what’s now happening in our country and world; they were already made by others’, in many cases long before me!

If it were possible for “America’s” True founding-fathers to turn over in their graves, they would have done so many times already! Thomas Jefferson, and others’, said we must not let our government get too big and out of control; and the U.S. government has been much too big and out of control for a long time; and now the majority of Americans are blindly willing to give up their civil liberties in order to supposedly and completely destroy what we cannot possibly completely destroy, the extremists, terrorists and all those who are “evil” of this very crazy, insane, and bizarre world!

By supporting this “new” war, “we” are playing right into the hands of what our government “leaders” have wanted for a long time, more control over We, The People, those ONLY for True Freedom, who are supposed to be the ONLY ones who are running this country! Think about this with the deepest part(s) of your heart(s), instead of with your “follower” mind(s), wake up, stand up only for True Freedom, and stand up against ALL threats to that True Freedom!!

LOVE ONLY TRUE AMERICA, NOT MURDER FOR MURDER, TWO WRONGS SUPPOSEDLY MAKING ONE RIGHT, THE ENDS SUPPOSEDLY JUSTIFYING MOST MEANS, RETALIATION(S), AND REVENGE!! THAT IS NOT TRUE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY AND/OR FREEDOM AT ALL!!

Let’s hope, and pray if we do so, that we don’t end up in WW3; because that’s where this entire situation is heading; and G.W. Bush and others should truly decide that “we” are truly NOT (going to be) at war with Islam and its nations! He hypocritically claims that “we” are not at war against Islam; but WE ARE; and, very sadly, the cooler heads are not prevailing!

 

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EDWARD W. SAID ON THE “APOCALYPSE NOW”

by Edward W. Said
(Old Dominion Foundation Professor in
the Humanities at Columbia University,
and a former member of the Palestine
National Council)
from Acts of Aggression,
Policing “Rogue” States
,
Copyright © 1999 by Edward W. Said,
Noam Chomsky and Ramsey Clark

“It would be a mistake, I think, to reduce what is happening between Iraq and the United States simply to an assertion of Arab will and sovereignty versus American imperialism, (the latter of) which undoubtedly plays a central role in all this. However misguided, Saddam Hussein’s cleverness is not that he is splitting America from its allies {which he has not really succeeded in doing for any practical purpose} but that he is exploiting the astonishing clumsiness and failures of U.S. foreign policy. Very few people, least of all Saddam himself, can be fooled into believing him to be the innocent victim of American bullying; most of what is happening to his unfortunate people who are undergoing the most dreadful and unacknowledged suffering is due in considerable degree to his callous cynicism… Be that as it may, U.S. vindictiveness ([re]vengefulness), whose sources I shall look at in a moment, has exacerbated the situation by imposing a regime of sanctions which, as Sandy Berger, the (then) American national security advisor (under Clinton) has proudly said, is unprecedented for its severity in the whole of world history. It is believed that (more than) 567,000 Iraqi civilians have died since the Gulf War, mostly as a result of disease, malnutrition and deplorably poor medical care. Agriculture and industry are at a total standstill. This is unconscionable of course, and for this the brazen inhumanity of American policy makers is also very much to blame. But we must not forget that Saddam is feeding that inhumanity quite deliberately in order to dramatize the opposition between the United States and the rest of the Arab world; having provoked a crisis with the United States {or the United Nations dominated by the United States} he at first dramatized the unfairness of the sanctions. But by continuing it, the issue has changed and has become his non-compliance, and the terrible effects of the sanctions have been marginalized. Still the underlying causes of an Arab/U.S. crisis remain. A careful analysis of that crisis is imperative. The United States has always opposed any sign of Arab nationalism or independence, partly for its own imperial reasons and partly because its unconditional support for Israel requires it to do so… Arab policy was never backed up with coordination, or collective pressure, or fully agreed upon goals (except for the recent ‘appearances’ of same) on Israel (that they without a doubt know the U.S. ‘secretly’ leads them to believe they can ignore with impunity). The more extreme Israeli policy becomes the more likely the United States has been to support it. And the less respect it has for the large mass of Arab peoples whose future and well-being are mortgaged to illusory hopes embodied, for instance, in the Oslo accords.

 

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NOAM CHOMSKY ON “ROGUE STATES”

by Noam Chomsky
(activist, writer, and professor of
linguistics at Massachusetts Institute
of Technology [M.I.T.], where he has
taught since 1955)
from Acts of Aggression,
Policing “Rogue” States
,
Copyright © 1999 by Edward W. Said,
Noam Chomsky and Ramsey Clark

“The concept of “rogue states” plays a pre-eminent role today in policy planning and analysis… But discussion (has been and continues to be) kept within rigid bounds that exclude(d) the obvious answer: the United States and Britain should act in accord with their laws and treaty obligations(!)

“The relevant legal framework is formulated in the Charter of the United Nations, a “solemn treaty” recognized as the foundation of international law and world order, and (is,) under the U.S. Constitution, “the supreme law of the land(!)”

“The Charter states that(,) “The (U.N.) Security Council shall determine the existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression, and shall make recommendations, or decide what measures shall be taken in accordance with Articles 41 and 42,” which detail the preferred “measures NOT involving the use of armed force” and permit the Security Council to take further action if IT finds such measures necessary to maintain international peace and security(!)” Apart from these exceptions, member states “shall REFRAIN in their international relations from the threat or use of force(!)”

“There are legitimate ways to react to the many threats to world peace. If Iraq’s neighbors feel threatened, they can approach the Security Council to authorize appropriate measures to respond to the threat. If the United States and Britain feel threatened, they can do the same. BUT NO STATE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE ITS OWN DETERMINATIONS ON THESE MATTERS AND TO ACT AS IT CHOOSES; the United States and Britain would have NO such authority even if their hands were clean, (which is) hardly the case(!)

“Outlaw states do not accept these conditions: Saddam’s Iraq, for example, OR THE UNITED STATES(!)… The Security Council unanimously endorsed (U.N. Secretary-General Kofi) Annan’s agreement, rejecting U.S./U.K. demands that it authorize their use of force in the event of non-compliance. The resolution warned of the “severest consequences,” but with no further specification(s). In the crucial final paragraph, the Council “decides, in accordance with its responsibilities under the (U.N.) Charter, to remain actively seized of the matter, in order to ensure implementation of this resolution and to ensure peace and security in the (Middle-Eastern) area.” The Council, NO ONE ELSE; in accordance with the Charter(!)

“The facts were (very) clear and unambiguous(!)… “It HAS to be the Security Council who determines when to use armed force,” the Ambassador of Costa Rica declared, expressing the position of the Security Council(!)… “And the other nations of the world have NOT assigned Washington (D.C.) the right to decide when, where and how their interests should be served {Ronald Steel}(!)”

“The Constitution (of the United States) DOES happen to provide such mechanisms, namely, by declaring valid treaties “the supreme law of the land,” particularly the most fundamental of them, the U.N. Charter(!) It further authorizes (the U.S.) Congress to “define and punish… offenses against the law of nations,” UNDERGIRDED BY THE CHARTER IN THE CONTEMPORARY ERA(!). It is, furthermore, a bit of an understatement to say that other nations “have not assigned Washington the right”; THEY HAVE FORCEFULLY DENIED IT THAT RIGHT, following the {at least rhetorical} lead of Washington, which largely crafted the Charter(!)….

 

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RAMSEY CLARK “ON THE FIFTIETH
ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL
DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS”

by Ramsey Clark
(attorney, teacher, writer,
former Attorney General during
the Johnson Administration, and
founder of the activist organization,
International Action Center, founded
in 1991 to protest U.S. military
aggression and foreign policy[ies])
from the Appendix of
Acts of Aggression,
Policing “Rogue” States
,
Copyright © 1999 by Edward W. Said,
Noam Chomsky and Ramsey Clark

“”The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the American people, just now, are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty, but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.” So observed Abraham Lincoln at, for him, the darkest moment of the American Civil War. He had just received reports of the massacre of 800 Union soldiers, former slaves whose ancestors were brought from Africa in chains. They were the first such unit to be engaged in combat. Caught and overwhelmed at Ft. Pillow, Tennessee on the Mississippi River by a much larger Confederate cavalry force under Nathan Bedford Forrest, every man was killed. Forrest reported the river ran red for hundreds of yards. After the war Forrest was a founder of the Ku Klux Klan and engaged in racist violence for two decades.

“Four score and four years (eighty-four years) after the Ft. Pillow massacre, in the Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, the U(nited) N(ations) General Assembly found “a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance,” and proclaimed its declaration in order to provide “a good definition.”

“The Universal Declaration was dominated by the experience, concerns, interests and values of a narrow segment of the “people of the United Nations,” primarily the United States, England and France. It emphasized political rights developed over centuries from their histories with little concern for economic, social and cultural rights. Still it was and remains an important contribution in the continuing struggle for justice.

“In the fifth paragraph of its preamble the Declaration notes the United Nations has affirmed “… the dignity and worth of the human person and the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.” Article 1 provides “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Article 5 states, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” Article 25 declares, “(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care….”

“The United States government pays lip service to the Declaration, but its courts have consistently refused to enforce its provisions reasoning it is (supposedly) not a legally binding treaty, or contract, but (allegedly) only a declaration. This ignores the fact that international law recognizes the provisions of the Declaration as being incorporated into customary international law which is binding on all nations.

 

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MY “TAKE” ON “PRESIDENT”
BUSH’S 1-20-04 “STATE OF
THE UNION ADDRESS”

(Written on 9 February 2004)
By S. Wolf Britain

In “President” Bush’s 2004 “State of the Union Address”, one of the first lies of a speech that was virtually all lies was stated when Bush claimed “our” armed forces are “….delivering hope to the oppressed, and delivering justice to the violent”. But this lie has to be one of the sickest and most evil lies ever told; for the U.S. military has delivered complete hopelessness to the, what is now estimated to be, over 40,000 Iraqi citizens that they unconscionably and mercilessly murdered, as well as to the thousands upon thousands of Iraqis who were seriously injured and/or maimed for the rest of their lives, in the second Iraq war alone. In addition, U.S. armed forces have NOT delivered True Justice, either to the Iraqis or to themselves; as True Justice does NOT embrace, by any stretch of the lying imagination, murdering tens of thousands of innocent people, including people who were doing nothing but exercising their right(s), and duty(ies), to defend their sovereignty, as ALL countries have the right(s) and duty(ies) to do; NOR did “our” military AT ALL hold THEMSELVES accountable for, in the first place, the COMPLETE ILLEGALITY of that second Iraq war, or for THEIR OWN excessively violent, exceedingly criminal, atrocities that they committed in the process of carrying through that COMPLETELY ILLEGAL war. And the very fact that such a “war of aggression”, as clearly defined by several international laws, IS AND WAS completely illegal, makes EVERY SINGLE act of aggression carried out by U.S. armed forces, including EVERY SINGLE support action that made it both possible and a reality, TOTALLY UNJUST! So where is the Justice for the “American” violence, for which ALL Americans should be completely shocked, revolted and repulsed?!

Next, Bush adds further to the lies that overflow from him on a constant basis, by stating that, “(i)n their efforts, their enterprise, and their character, the American people are showing that the state of our union is confident and strong”, when the polls have shown that the American people are very nearly divided right down the middle over both Iraq and policy(ies) threatening civil liberties BOTH abroad and at home, making the Truth of the matter that, when our country is so divided, the state of our union CANNOT possibly be so confident and strong! And more and more Americans ARE waking up to what is really going on, and standing up against it; especially those fully true Americans who are daily putting the very liberty, as well as the very safety, of their actual persons, on the line “for Truth, (True) Justice, and the (True) American way”; and the other half of “Americans” who are wrongly toeing the party line, are so at odds with those who are totally, non-violently and peacefully standing up for True Freedom, and nothing but the protection of our True Democracy and Liberties, that they are fraudulently claiming the latter are supposedly being traitors to, committing treason against, and betraying the United States, when it is those false accusers who are the ones thereby betraying, committing treason against, and being traitors to the omnipresent civil liberties and duties of freedom of speech and dissent to be a check and balance upon the abuse(s) of power by the U.S. government! So how, short of the true traitors violently turning on the True Patriots, perpetrated both by the civilians and “law enforcement authorities”, that has already begun to occur in the latter, and the conflagration of both that is very soon to occur, can we be any more divided, and our “union” any more insecure and weak?!

 

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MY RESPONSE TO “PRESIDENT”
BUSH’S 1-29-03 “STATE OF
THE UNION ADDRESS”

(Written on 20 April 2003)
By S. Wolf Britain

In “‘President’-by-Coup” George W. Bush’s 2003 “State of the Union” speech, he claims, “Our Union is strong….”; but the Union is NOT strong when human rights and civil liberties are being abrogated right and left, in violation of both the U.S. Constitution and True Democracy, and “first-strike”, “preemptive” wars for empire are being waged against virtually defenseless nations for the sake(s) of the corporate-military-industrial-government complex! It proves that Bush is lying through his teeth more than ever, and that the vast majority of “Americans” are believing those lies because of the typical rhetoric that keeps emanating from the present, “non-democracy”, White House these days! Therefore, what hope do we Truly have that True Democracy is going to prevail in this administration?! The answer is, NONE!! And I cannot over-repeat that it behooves ALL True-Americans to stand up against it!!

Bush states that his previous tax cuts were “the largest tax relief in history”; but it begs the question, who do those, and his presently-proposed, “tax relief” actions really benefit?! The answer is, THE RICH, of course!! The average “American” citizen got, and/or will get, a few hundred dollars in tax “relief” at best, while far too many Americans languish in disease, poverty, homelessness, unemployment, and poor education, with much of the social relief programs being drastically cut to support Bush and Company’s imperialistic war-machine and the rich “administrators” in the White House, which is casting the entire world into fear, disgust, hatred, vindictiveness, and lack of safety and peace!!

Virtually the only people in the entire world who support the United States present bid for world domination, except for some other oppressive governments, are those, including about seventy-percent of “Americans”, who don’t truly understand what is really going on, and what it is leading to! The majority of individual, non-elitist citizens all over the globe are against the foreign policies and actions of the United States, and a huge percentage of those worldwide who are against it are stridently protesting against it, in a peaceful, non-violent fashion, in numbers that are unprecedented in world history, while the United States arrogantly ignores this and proceeds to “discriminatorily” and criminally murder innocent sovereign people(s) the world-over!

Bush talked about relief for senior citizens in the U.S.; but, yet again, he said nothing about relief for the millions of disabled Americans and veterans! The disabled and veterans in the United States are constantly left out, inadequately cared for, are expected to survive on below-poverty-line government insurance and/or V.A. veterans pensions, and are having their benefits drastically cut in the names of “Freedom” and ever-increasing military and corporate profits from the U.S. government, at the expense of the suffering American people who are the vast majority of the U.S. populace, suffering in the poverty, disease, etcetera, that I named above! Where is the relief for the veterans and the disabled, the ones who are not seniors, and are probably in a much greater majority than the seniors?! Where is their all-powerful lobby and voice(s) in the Senate and the Congress; and when will they receive the relief that they should be receiving just as much of as senior citizens in a country that is supposed to be based on equal rights?! The Truth is, before or after the present administration in the White House, they probably never truly will!! And senior citizens, as well as veterans, are NOT receiving the relief benefits that they should be receiving, and they probably never truly will, either!!

 

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2-11-2002

MY RESPONSE TO “PRESIDENT”
BUSH’S 1-29-02 “STATE OF
THE UNION ADDRESS”

(Updated on 4-19-04.)
By S. Wolf Britain

“Only by cutting through the darkness of ignorance and prejudice, can we achieve true justice.”(Author Unknown.)

[PREFACE TO MAIN BODY OF TEXT: I realize that the “Founding Fathers” were far from faultless themselves, that they were a majority of rich businessmen, that most of them sought to protect the interests of land- and slave- holders when they wrote the Constitution, that one of the things they were primarily concerned about was revolts of the majority of poor people who wanted more personal representation in the new government then they were getting from, or received as a result of, the Constitution, and that most of them did not EVER want to really see True “liberty and justice for all”. When I speak of the “True” Founding Fathers, I mean those among them who were more concerned, at least somewhat, with protecting the rights of all of The People than their own monetary interests, and who were against the “big government” that the majority of them wanted to see immediately instituted, but certainly did not want to see rage out of control as it did less than one-hundred years after the Constitution was written, or to the very dangerous and grave extent that it has escalated out of control today! But perhaps, like most “Americans”, I give the Founding Fathers more credit than they deserve.

I also realize that the United Nations is in Truth an agent of the globalist-imperialist/corporate-elitist monopoly over “freedom”, though its ideals, as outlined in its public Charter, are certainly much closer to what the entire world and all people of True Peace should stand for and live up to, with the exception of supporting war under some circumstances, that it was instituted to do the latter’s bidding in the guise of humanitarianism, and that behind the scenes the U.N. primarily promotes and assures that the corporate-elitist/globalist imperialist “machine” will continue to be able to exploit the entire world, murder millions of innocent people, rape the land, and destroy the environment at will, in their pursuit of the profit to be had from the natural resources of the whole planet; otherwise the United States government could not get away with flagrantly, and with impunity, as well as immunity from the prosecution in the “World Court” that just about any other country would have to face, with the exception of England in particular, for violating the “international human rights” of sovereign countries all over the world as the U.S. government does!

I further realize that the “Royal Family”, a very important primary ally of the United States government (a disgusting irony), has for centuries been a major part of the evil global conspiracy; and, as will be brought out later via Dr. Leonard Horowitz’s very enlightening writings, is a major moving-force behind the genocidal program to eradicate half of the Earth’s population, that is presently being carried out world-wide with the thorough support of the United States government, the global military-industrial complex, and families like the Bush’s!

 

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CAPITALIST IMPERIALISM

(Written on or about 3-11-02;
Updated on 4-16-04)
By S. Wolf Britain

“…. As Ralph Waldo Emerson put it … watching the beginning of the American industrial system: ‘Things are in the saddle and ride mankind(!)’ The protection of corporate property is deemed more important than the protection of human life(!) Indeed, the (U.S.) Supreme Court decided in the late nineteenth century that a corporation was ‘a person’ and so protected by the Fourteenth Amendment, more protected, in fact, than black people, for whom that amendment was originally written ….”! [Note by me: This is the insanity we live under, but much worse today, in the U.S.A.; and what is most insane of all is that most of “us” think it (capitalism, materialism, selfishness, self-centeredness, greed, love of money, and/or love of “things” more than fellow human beings) is wonderful, “normal”, and to be greatly sought after and prized! That is the ultimate in absolute insanity, no matter how normal it is thought to be by the insane majority!](Copyright © 1999 by Howard Zinn {1922- }, author, historian, activist, and emeritus professor at Boston University.)

When the British monarchy carried out a stranglehold of imperialistic power and control on both its own people and many of the people(s) of the world, including the American colonies, as the U.S. government is committing against its own people and many people(s) of the world today, The People of the colonies justly revolted, revolutionized the colonies, and brought about the existence of the United States of America. So today The People must revolt against the extremely oppressive imperialism of George W. Bush and his cohorts, take their government back, and restore True Freedom!

It is no wonder that England and the majority of its corrupt government, including the “royal” family, are presently in support of “President” Bush and the U.S. government’s ‘reign of terror against terror’, retaliation(s) and revenge for terror against the United States and its Allies which their own governments have instigated with their own terror for over half a century; as the British government has been “for” such imperialism for hundreds and hundreds of years. British historians are probably laughing, or ought to be, at the irony of the U.S. government’s actions at the present time, an effort to subjugate the “American” people and the so-called “backward” countries of the world to “American” imperialism and domination, just as the British government sought to do with their form of imperialism and world domination!

Such an “effort” has largely been successful, because the majority of “The People” are now blindly in support of it and allowing it to happen, and have been allowing it to happen for over a hundred years! Read the true history, by such great author / historian / political scientist / professors as Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn, of what big-business interests and the United States government have been guilty of perpetrating by way of their foreign policies and actions just in the twentieth century alone, and you will be amazed at how little of the real Truth you were taught in history classes all through your schooling, at least short of college, if you were so blessed as to have attended a college that had professors like Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, etcetera, and/or others who tell it like it is, and to have understood them, about True History! The slaughtering victors have long been wrongly glorified as heroes, while the very large numbers of innocent victims have always been de-emphasized to the point of being nearly, if not completely, very conveniently and very sadly, forgotten and/or put out of mind; but we must totally stop glorifying the trained professional murderers, and never forget any of the many innocent victims that we know of!

 

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“THE TWENTIETH CENTURY”
“A People’s History”,
Chapter 10,
“The Coming Revolt of the Guards”,
pages 281-293,
by Howard Zinn, Ph.D.
(Author, Historian, Political Scientist,
Social Activist, and Professor Emeritus
at Boston University)
[Copyright © 1980, 1984 by Howard Zinn.
All rights are reserved.]

[Notes by me: I’m going to again break with my usual tradition of only posting my own writings to my blogs, and post the following chapter because it is so good! I think you’ll find this chapter very enlightening!]

“….(H)istories of this country centered on the Founding Fathers and the Presidents weigh oppressively on the capacity of the ordinary citizen to act. They suggest that in times of crisis we must look to someone to save us: in the Revolutionary crisis, the Founding Fathers; in the slavery crisis, Lincoln; in the Depression, Roosevelt; in the Vietnam-Watergate crisis, Carter. And that between occasional crisis everything is all right, and it is sufficient for us to be restored to that normal state. They teach us that the supreme act of citizenship is to choose among saviors, by going into a voting booth every four years to choose between two white and well-off Anglo-Saxon males of inoffensive personality and orthodox opinions.

“The idea of saviors has been built into the entire culture, beyond politics. We have learned to look to stars, leaders, experts in every field, thus surrendering our own strength, demeaning our own ability, obliterating our own selves. But from time to time, Americans reject that idea and rebel.

“These rebellions, so far, have been contained. The American system is the most ingenious system of control in world history. With a country so rich in natural resources, talent, and labor power the system can afford to distribute just enough wealth to just enough people to limit discontent to a troublesome minority. It is a country so powerful, so big, so pleasing to so many of its citizens that it can afford to give freedom of dissent to the small number who are not pleased.

“There is no system of control with more openings, apertures, leeways, flexibilities, rewards for the chosen, winning tickets in lotteries. There is none that disperses its controls more complexly through the voting system, the work situation, the church, the family, the school, the mass media—none more successful in mollifying opposition with reforms, isolating people from one another, creating patriotic loyalty.

“One percent of the nation owns a third of the wealth. The rest of the wealth is distributed in such a way as to turn those in the 99 percent against one another: small property owners against the property-less, black against white, native-born against foreign-born, intellectuals and professionals against the uneducated and unskilled. These groups have resented one another and warred against one another with such vehemence and violence as to obscure their common position as sharers of leftovers in a very wealthy country.

 

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“AMERICANS”

(Written on 11-24-02;
Updated on 4-12-04)
By S. Wolf Britain

Most “Americans” and their “democracy” are like their coffee, watered down and insipid. Most Americans don’t even understand True Democracy. They don’t want to talk about True Democracy; and many if not most of them hate people who stand up for civil rights. They have been indoctrinated and conditioned to think and feel this way by the oligarchy and the cowed majority who parrot the ignorant words of “everyone”. Most Americans don’t think for themselves. They blindly think the majority can’t be wrong; and they act like, if they ignore the abominable, corporate-run, murderous foreign policy(ies) of their government, and the other corrupt, political problems of the so-called “greatest democracy on Earth”, everything is okay with “their world”. After all, they have their three hot meals a day, a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs, a comfortable place to sleep, and, if they’re “lucky”, a job.

I haven’t written anything new on, around or immediately after the one-year “anniversary” of 9-11-2001 because, first, I didn’t want to spout the typical platitudes of the falsely patriotic, the blind followers of the blind; second, I was waiting, like some if not many people, for something else to happen, for another just as, or almost as, serious event as what transpired on 9-11-01; which, like most of those who are not burying their heads in the sand like the rest of the ostriches, have no doubt is going to happen sometime soon; and three, because I felt it would be a waste of time to again attempt to wake people up who don’t want to be awakened. So I “put it off” and waited to be “inspired” as I am now, and really had something truly beneficial to say; and here I am again speaking The Truth to a largely “empty auditorium”, wondering why I bother to keep trying to reach those who don’t even know they need to be reached, and don’t want to be.

Duty. That is why I keep trying. Because, if I don’t, I’m just another of the sheep or cattle, who ignorantly go along with their evil government, going right over the edge of the cliff, falling into the bottomless pit of apathy, complacency and “silent” complicity. How many times have I and many others’ spoken the truth that we are all complicit and just as responsible as if we directly conspired in the evils, if we remain largely silent and don’t stand up against them?! How many people have tried to show “us” that our vote is not enough; and, in fact, that our votes are a pathetic attempt at a “say” and a “voice”, and that the only “choices” of candidates that we have who have any chance of winning are all elitist, corrupt, corporate “go-along-ers”, money-mongers, war-mongers and evil “business as usual” “polit-bureaucrat-icians” who every day “sell us a bill of goods”, “sell us short” and “sell us out” by making “money-first”, “military-first”, terrorism, war, and murder sound synonymous with democracy, freedom, justice, peace, and “what America(ns) stand(s) for”?!! How many times have seeing-individuals attempted to get us to see and face that evil cannot be made synonymous with rightness, and that “might” DOES NOT “make right”; and how long have we been ignoring them AND the Truth?!!!

 

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OBJECTIVITY?!

(Written on 3 December 2002;
First updated 11 December 2002;
Re-updated on 9 April 2004)
By S. Wolf Britain

Now “Little Shrub” has gone over the deep end again and appointed, dare I name this evil name(?), Henry (Damned) Kissinger to allegedly “probe 9-11”, one of the most literally evil “foreign policy advisors” to every President from John F. Kennedy to Ronald (Damned) Reagan, if not more, a “prime-mover” in the illegal and murderous bombing of Cambodia, and involved up to his neck in the disastrously macabre Iran-Contra scandal and its ensuing slaughter of thousands of innocent Panamanians, not to mention Nicaraguans, and only the ‘top secret cleared’ know what else!!

As if it wasn’t bad enough when not long ago John Poindexter, another of the fascist “foreign policy” and/or “national security” advisors, who is just as evil as Kissinger, having been deeply involved in many of the same and similar “black projects” as those stated above, was appointed to oversee the “Homeland Security Taskforce” to determine how to “best” propose and set up the national “Office of Homeland Security”, which is part of the military-industrial program of undermining human, civil and legal rights both domestically and internationally, and of bringing about a much larger authoritarian police state in the U.S. and abroad than already exists in the U.S.!!

“Little Bush” is a shameless liar!! Now he claims he believes that the United States is much better off because of racial integration, which no doubt it is; but he is a racist and part of the military-industrial complex agenda of eugenics and genocide against the Judeo-Christians and ethnic minorities!! Sure, he has “token blacks” in his administration who “toe his line” and believe as he does, “Uncle Toms'” who are also part of and support the evil agenda(s); but he would much rather have an “all white” administration and not have to work with black people at all!! What would be quite “telling” is if we could get him to be completely truthful about how he would feel about having a black president of this country; but he would never give an honest response to such a question!! Things are getting much more evil every day!!

The “Junior Bush” also claims that he does not want to curtail free speech, because he claims we live in a country where we have a right to exercise it, even if that free expression runs contrary to his policy actions; but the truth is that he, along with his cohorts, would dearly love to fully suspend free speech in a much more widespread fashion than they already are!! Here again he is shameless in attempting to make himself look good by making “politically correct” statements that he does not really, if at all, believe; and many, if not most, of his actions clearly show that he is going “all out” to fraudulently convince most “Americans” that he truly stands for truth and freedom!! It is just lie upon lie upon lie!!

 

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“UNITE TO FIGHT THE WARMAKERS”!

(Written by Brian Becker of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition on or about 1-24-03 to 2-2-03; updated on 4-7-04.)

[Notes by me: I’m going to again break with my usual tradition of only posting my own writings to my blogs, and post the following article because it is so good! I think you’ll find this article very enlightening!]:

“Unable to contend with the historic and constitutional right of the people to control their own government and the direction of their country, the Bush administration has now launched an assault on the anti-war movement. As the clock ticks down and the administration rushes to wage war against Iraq, it is starting another war here at home against the people of the United States.

“On January 18, 2003 half a million people marched in Washington, D.C. in a true democratic expression of their opposition to an illegal and immoral war of aggression being driven by a tiny few who hold the reigns of military and economic might. Another 200,000 marched in San Francisco. Around the world people in over 35 countries held solidarity demonstrations. Now we are all mobilizing for the February 15/16, 2003 mass actions against the war that have been initiated by the European peace movement. The people of conscience who are taking to the streets represent the sentiments of so many millions more. This is a powerful rejection of the Bush administration’s attempt to drag us all into war and global conflagration.

“On January 28, 2003, ten days after the historic January 18, 2003 march, the Free Congress Foundation, the Center for Security Policy and other ultra-right wing members of the U.S. political establishment, including former officials of the Heritage Foundation and the Reagan administration, began promoting the creation of a new version of the House Un-American Activities Committee to investigate not only the organizers but the demonstrators themselves who came to Washington to protest Bush’s march to war.

“On January 30, 2003 the New York Daily News published the Bush administration’s latest smear — a purportedly leaked intelligence report from his Homeland Security department claiming that “Iraqi spies” came to the U.S. from Canada to carry out the anti-war demonstrations.

“This first act for Bush’s Homeland Security department — which had officially opened a mere six days earlier — speaks volumes about what Bush’s view of “homeland security” is: using the power of the government to lie, to discredit, to disrupt and to try to shut down the opposition of the people of the U.S. to his program of violent domination and empire.

“The Center for Security Policy is a group funded by arms manufacturers and big business who are being given the U.S. taxpayer’s money looted from programs that would otherwise fund education, healthcare and jobs in America. The Free Congress Foundation is a haven for extremists so out of step with social justice that they pay staff members who have written that we in the U.S. might be better off if the confederacy had won the civil war, who advocate that the racist Trent Lott should have remained in his leadership position, who push anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and who spoke at a neo-Nazi conference last summer. These groups both work with and are received by the Bush Administration.

 

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THE GREATEST THREATS TO FREEDOM

(Written on 10 December 2002,
Updated on 5 April 2004)
By S. Wolf Britain

The greatest threats to freedom are the masses of apathetic, complacent, falsely “patriotic”, and complicit so-called Americans who believe the indoctrination and conditioning that leaving the protection of freedom to their votes and the “representatives” they elect is virtually all they need to do. These are the majority of people who so little understand True Democracy and the threats that all governments pose to True Freedom. They will blindly destroy, and/or “turn in” to the government, True American Patriots for being falsely accused of treason, sedition and heresy. This blind majority will themselves seek to destroy, or seek to have destroyed, the very ones who are trying to protect their freedoms; and will deceive themselves, or be deceived, to believe that in so turning against the True Patriots, they are supposedly taking the truly patriotic, correct and proper action(s). It has happened many times throughout history; and it will happen again very soon in the “United States of America”, the “freest country on Earth”.

The latest: “Bush seeks to have world attention focused on the disarmament of Iraq as the preeminent threat to world peace, while the real threat of nuclear war and the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction arises within the U.S. Administration. This is the politics of diversion and should give pause to those who are thinking of joining in Bush’s sleight-of-hand anti-Iraq chorus believing it to be a path to peace. The nuclear threat posed by the United States is neither rhetoric nor speculation, it is the now announced doctrine and strategy of the Bush White House. It represents the ushering in of a new era of unrestrained and unprovoked catastrophic violence.”

“”Preemptive Strikes are Part of US Strategic Doctrine,” reads the headline of the front page of the Washington Post of December 11, 2002. A classified version of the new Bush Doctrine “breaks with the fifty years of counter-proliferation efforts” by planning for the use of nuclear weapons against countries that not only have not attacked the US but that do not themselves possess nuclear capability.” [ From International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition, Washington, D.C.—-There’s also a GREAT, MUST READ, article by them that will be posted here later.—-If you want to help take a stand against all of these Bush Administration actions, and/or for more information, please visit their website at: http://www.InternationalANSWER.org/campaigns/
resources/index.html
.]

This is what the powers of darkness and the U.S. government are presently preparing the vast majority of “Americans” for. But, I want to make very clear that this should not discourage the True Patriots from continuing to carry out their stand(s) against this insidious trend, and against any and all other threats to True Freedom; for it is much better to suffer depravation, hardship, imprisonment, and even death, than to be a part of, and/or a supporter of, the ensuing darkness, as all those who to any degree accede to it will be, if they aren’t already. No True Freedom has ever been stood up for and preserved in the past except by the self-sacrifice of True Patriots in those days; and no True Freedom will be fully stood up for and preserved today and in the near future except by the self-sacrifice of present-day True Patriots. And we must not fail to stand up and be counted against all the inroads of the antithesis or opposite of True Freedom, or we will be members of the wrong “camp”, and ourselves be guilty of the destruction and murder of the Truly Innocent.

 

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