Thursday, May 18, 2017

Impeach Ignorance



The plan to impeach Trump, which existed even before he was elected –just in case – and has been operational since then, has now approached action nearing national hysteria. What Putin politely called “American schizophrenia” is really making an institutionalized homicidal schizophrenic seem mentally healthy by comparison. The nation is not only hearing voices, of disinformation and lies, but moving closer to breakdown with the unending pressure of repetition to the point that even what passes for an American left is waving the loony banner of the impeachment-lynching party, as ever believing a politics more liberal than the American nazi party qualifies as civil libertarian social justice seeking.

Russia has resumed a position of menace to America’s rulers since it recovered from its crippled condition under unleashed oligarchs who brought the country close to ruin. Putin’s leadership played a major role in saving Russia Inc. Though this may seem a late breaking bulletin to America’s most primitive conservatives and liberals who still  think “evil” commies rule the “evil” empire, the nation has been “evil” capitalist for quite some time now. With all the horrors of private-profit-first economics, its greediest practitioners were reigned in by Putin and Russia’s relatively enlightened capitalists – not an oxymoron, as such used to rule the USA during what was called the New Deal – are now in control and the nation moved back from the edge of collapse to become a renewed great power.

The new balance in global capitalism, with China, Russia and smaller but growing-in-influence nations like Iran assuming much greater roles, has ruling dominators of the old imperial order in a panic. This is the major reason (?) behind all the present irrational behavior, though near idiotic tales like those of Trump’s personal misogyny – seemingly beyond his stupid wife, ignorant daughter and all the dumb broads who work for him - are repeated by those ignorant of a multi billion dollar American pornography industry in which the “money” shots are of men ejaculating in women’s faces. And their children watch these on their cell phones, but don’t hang by your lip waiting for an outraged woman’s march on Hollywood, where the industry is centered. After all, the female objectified ejaculatees are paid more than the male objectified ejaculators in these “art” films.

The dominance of a warfare state of mind and behavior will keep the massive profits of the military industrial complex safe while maintaining hold of an economy that has millions of citizens totally dependent on war even if they truly want peace. The lack of a radical movement to transform anti-democratic capitalism into something that has never existed before, a political economy that puts people before profits, has led to a far more powerful rightist move to challenge minority injustice before it destroys more of us, if not all of us. The reactionary element has led to strengthening lesser evil politics that maintain the treating of earth and its people as commodities dependent on a totalitarian entity called market forces. This material substitute for spiritual explanations has brought great benefit to hundreds of millions while reducing billions to poverty, despair and death. As under feudal or slave systems, minorities benefit at the costly suppression of majorities but with greater luxury available under market capitalism since financial wealth and postponed payments through debt, creations slightly less nebulous than spirituality, enable the production of more comfortable professional and middle classes in the profit centers, while greatly increasing the necessary losses to balance those profits in the outlying provinces:

 Most of the planet and its people.

Though there is far more reality on cartoon serials like the Simpsons, Family Guy or Bob’s Burgers than on any of the surreal commercial trash so named, Trump’s egotistical, arrogant personality and stardom on something called “reality TV” introduced him to even larger fame than his wealth and ego had already bought. His honest, brash ignorance as opposed to the usual political dishonesty that passes for knowledge among the standard employees of capital in government endeared him to millions of voters who never encountered such bold if sometimes bordering on half-witted criticism of the system. This very quality terrified the established powers of both corporate parties and media as a rude, straight talking egotistical slob threatened to reveal the actual face, mind and substance of a system destroying more lives and ecology by the minute while lulling public consciousness with what John Lennon once called being “doped by religion and sex and TV”. Despite establishment criticism of his sentence structure and manners, which conversely helped his candidacy, more than 60 million Americans voted for him. But they are dismissed by official power as simpletons, deplorables, racists, misogynists, and other collegially accepted hate labels driven into the minds of followers of the most surreal TV of all –corporate news – and thus deemed acceptable by people formerly claiming civil justice, humanitarianism and diversity as watchwords.

Thus, the rich, honest, college educated, obnoxious pinhead president vs. the richer, dishonest, college owning pinheaded rulers has brought us to the present situation, called by some mind managers a, if not the, major crisis in our histry by people who haven’t noticed hundreds of thousands of americans living in the streets, millions of american children living in poverty, and tens of millions of people in the middle east suffering slaughter and national destruction since long before the pinhead took up residence in the subsidized housing at corporate headquarters.

The charges based on no revealed evidence of anything so ridiculous as president Trump disclosing “classified information’ to Russians are even dumber than the allegations with equally absent evidence that Syria used chemical warfare on its people. And that charge years after liberal stalwart senator Kerry revealed that all Syria’s chemical weapons were gone. Perhaps he will also be charged with treason by those claiming we’ve all been endangered by Russians interfering in our great democracy, especially those who’ve never noticed the Israeli lobby’s ownership of large parts of congress and several rooms at the 1600 Pennsylvania avenue housing project. Daring to act as though Russians were not our deadly enemies is a crime in this environment and if ever there were a need for radical change in the environment, now is the time, before we all choke on the poison being forced down our throats and succumb to the garbage being put into our heads. Resist consciousness control, radically transform our political economics and get off the  impeachment craze that could bring on a near  if not real civil war.




Capitalist, Democratic Socialist, Communist - What Does It All Mean?

Michael Smith
Michael Smith Self-destruction is not an "excess" of capitalism, it is the very essence of the system. No real socialist can "still" be a capitalist, any more than a feminist can still be a male supremacist. Inasmuch as socialism refers to a worker-controlled society,"democratic socialist" is simply a redundant term. People who call themselves by that name are usually democratic capitalists, which is ultimately a contradictory term, however helpful New Deal style ameliorative measures prove to be. Bolshevism muddied the picture by calling itself socialist when in fact it was state controlled capitalism (the workers were never in control). The best way out of this terminological swamp is to call capitalists "anti-socialists," since the system is anti-social to the core, and anti-capitalists "socialists."

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Double Standards R Us


One in a Series

After being vilified as a Satan by neo-liberals for allegedly costing their anointed one the election – this was before Putin was appointed Greater Satan – the former FBI Director is sanctified by neo-liberals as martyr to the cause of justice and democracy. This continues an American tradition born the day European immigrants began making this country great by taking it from its original inhabitants who were foolishly trying to live with nature instead of dominating it for profits.

Immediate comparisons were made to the past Nixon era when a government official said to be getting too close to the truth was dumped and the event was dubbed a “Saturday Night Massacre” by political/media thought and language abusers. This past verbal rape may have helped not having this event called the “Tuesday Night Holocaust”, though potential lawsuits concerning copyright infringement may have also played a role. 

Still, a political event almost to be expected from a new regime which doesn’t seem to care or possibly understand how its every act, no matter how stupid, well intentioned, thoughtless or sincere will be treated as potential for doom among our military-prison-industrial complex of employees socialized to care for identity groups, foreigners and pets more thoughtfully than many of their fellow citizens. This, while the political economics of private profit capitalism bring all the world closer to a debacle that could make what was called the Great Depression seem a minor event.

Good people are programmed to accept absolute fictional nonsense as material reality and rise up in arms against things labeled “hard” left – in other places, since even a soft left is still in formation in the USA – and a much larger movement in the rest of the world called a “hard” right. The somewhat “soft” center, advertised as what people of reason and good grooming should support, and maintained by practice of massive military and murderous weaponry to make the bloodiest tyrant of the past weep at the power available to alleged democracies of the present, continues sinking while many it threatens to drown cheer its every victory.

Thus, in France an agent of global capital’s board of governors who supports a continued austerity regime extending the hours and years workers must toil in order to survive is applauded by professional class innocents lead to believe his “hard” right opposition, part and parcel of the same system though representing groups even more powerless than the cheering section, was a threat to their temporary affluence.

Here, in the once ruling but presently fading headquarters of global capital, a seeming “hard” right billionaire was able to win the vote in a corrupt electoral system originated and kept that way for generations to maintain the power and domination of wealth while decent people are taught to believe their ability to rent and incur debt is somehow ownership and democracy.

Since the rich clown assumed the CEO position at Circus Central, contrary to all the dictates of the circus owners, the plan to impeach him began almost immediately. And his continued holding of the office does promise to do the company quicker harm than might have been previously the case, though for the good of the planet the quicker the American disease takes its toll on the least number among our people, the better for the greatest number. But that’s still looking at humanity instead of private profit, and neither Trump nor his enemies see, hear, think or believe anything but that dollar religion, with its priests, rabbis, shamans, gurus, imams, shrinks and other mental workers to keep minds occupied with things egoist or ephemeral in order to stay away from the social and substantial.

So, get ready for more gibberish about Russia in revival of past mental abuse over Communism – are you now or have you ever spoken to a Russian? - and a spectacle to make Trump’s dumb reality TV show fame seem possibly brilliant by comparison to a nation  sinking in petroleum, chemical and dog waste while complaining about the stench in Syria, Iran, North Korea and other places which are none of our business.
Especially considering that our business should involve the hundreds of thousands of homeless Americans and millions of American children living in poverty.

In fact, among the polls taken every few seconds to check what Americans are buying, how often they buy it, how many immigrants they employ and how much they hate president Trump, homeless people were asked how they felt about Comey being fired.


The overwhelming response was: who?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Is The Era of U.S. Coups in Latin America Over?

Pundits love to declare that it is. The "end of history" thesis is a perennial favorite of those who seek to divert attention from their historical criminality. Consider the following coups, all sponsored or indirectly supported by Washington:

2002 - Venezuela. Unsuccessful U.S. coup against Hugo Chavez, a harsh critic of U.S. imperial interventions.

2004 - Haiti. Successful U.S. coup against President Jean Bertrand Aristide, who was hustled out of the country in his pajamas by U.S. Marines. Aristide's constituency was the poor, whose need for democratic representation conflicted with the desires of U.S. investors. The main architect of the reign of terror that followed (Emmanuel Constant) was allowed to live unmolested in New York.

2008 - Bolivia. Unsuccessful U.S. coup against President Evo Morales, another strong critic of U.S. imperialism.

2009 - Honduras. Successful coup against Manuel Zelaya. Coup plotters were trained by the U.S. at Fort Benning, which is known in Latin America as "the school of coups" thanks to the achievements of its graduating classes all over the hemisphere.

2010 - Ecuador. Unsuccessful U.S. coup against socialist President Rafael Correa, an immensely popular (in Ecuador) critic of Washington.

2012 - Paraguay. Successful U.S. coup against Fernando Lugo, whose fondness for liberation theology's "preferential option for the poor" was an affront to U.S. investors.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Deep State, Shallow Politics, Dumb Economics:



Evidence That This Home of the Master Race of Self Chosen People was the World’s Greatest Democracy Even Before Trump

In 1965, the USA had 780,000 people in prison, jail, on parole or on probation.

By 2010, that population had grown by more than nine times, to 7 million and the prison business was booming as never before, creating profits, jobs and unparalled human misery.

 In 1954 the integration of public schools was seen as a great victory for civil rights and Americans now designated as “people of color”*. Today more than 50% of the prison population is designated as “people of color” and the disintegration of the entire public school system continues for all Americans designated as people.

In 2015 there were 536 billionaires in the U.S.A.
In a nation of more than 325 million people, that represents less than 2 millionths of one percent of the population.
For the textually challenged, that looks like this:

.000002%

Wow.

How hard those truly brilliant people must have worked to achieve those riches. And one of them was Donald Trump!
Imagine how many cases they had to plead in court, classes to teach in school, busses to drive, meals to prepare, floors to wash, crops to pick, mail to deliver and deals to make? Well, actually, they mostly made deals using their great wisdom and brilliance at investing wisely. You and I could do as well if we worked as hard and were as smart and industrious as they are, including Donald Trump!

And if we were paid a thousand dollars an hour for our hard work, and we worked twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, fifty two weeks a year, maybe, if we stashed all that cash and didn’t spend any of it we might have a billion dollars.

Nope.

In fact, if you worked twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, fifty two weeks a year and did that for ten years, at one thousand dollars an hour, never stopped, never took any time off and never spent any of the money and just stashed it, you still wouldn’t have a billion dollars.

Is this a great democracy or what?

In that same year of 2015 America’s GDP for pets, which was $38.5 billion in 2006, had grown to $60.3 billion.
12 companies insured 1.4 million pets owned by 79.6 million American families (65% of households) with premiums amounting to 660.5 million dollars.

163.8 million dogs and cats are comfortably housed in a political economy that has half a million of its people homeless and more than 20% of its children living in poverty. This is certainly reason enough for us to demand that Russia, North Korea, Syria and other nations adopt our democratically civilized way of living or suffer the consequences of our superior wrath. Right?

As of March1, 2017 our national debt was close to $20 trillion, which is more than our GDP, which is truly a gross domestic product. We the people of this great democracy pay more than $440 billion a year in interest on that debt.

Who do we pay it to?
Where’d they get the money to loan us?
Who prints and backs this money supply?
If you have any money among your plastic, look at one of the bills of any denomination and note that the power behind the cash is not the dead presidents or Rockefeller, Carnegie, Zuckerburg, Soros, Bezos, Visa or MasterCard but something called “The United States of America”.
That is not a private bank or a billionaire. That’s you. That’s us.

Remember, we, the public, print the money, in our name, and somehow it gets to a private source which loans it to us and charges us interest for the privilege. Would you like to buy a bridge?

Our personal debt, incurred to keep the economy going with our consuming and owed to the same market gods, was over $18 trillion.
Almost as high as our public debt.
Somehow, we owe it to the same people who loaned us our own money for public expenses. Wow.
Are they really smart?
Or are we really stupid?

Many Americans are treated as lower than scum for being working class and "un-educated". Why are so many Americans so "un-educated"? Could it have anything to do with the fact that at some point they went through grammar and high schools taught by (drum roll) college-educated people**? And winding up with presidents like a truly brilliant rich guy with degrees from Yale and Harvard (wow!) who starts wars in the Middle East that have gone on longer than any in our history, with the consent of 534 out of 535 democratically (?) elected college graduates in congress?


Whether the organized crime lobby (Wall Street, Banks, Billionaires) supports guns for individuals, Israelis or the Military Industrial Complex, it remains in control of the political economics of American government. NRAIPAC and its ilk own, rent and control the White House, Congress and Corporate media. That was the case before Trump and still is the case now.

We need resistance to that system of minority control itself, and not simply the servants it hires, leases, rents or outright owns. As long as we allow a gallon of milk to cost more than a gallon of gasoline, as long as we tolerate an economics that will sustain a disease as long as profits for its treatment are greater than profits for its cure***, we not only face long range climate disaster but a much shorter range political economic calamity.

Global capitalism threatens immediate and growing poverty, war, human misery and planetary destruction no matter which political pinhead, pimp or ho lives in the subsidized residency we call the white house. As long as we allow the richest and smallest minority in our history to put only their servants up for our votes, calling this a democracy reduces us to the best-dressed peasants on the Titanic. We need to end the fundamentalist religion of private profit marketing that is becoming a greater menace by the minute and begin democratic action in a social revolution that expresses majority public interest, desire and need. Fast.




*All members of the human race are “of color” save for a small group called albinos. Some of us have darker or lighter skin but skin tone is of no more racial significance than brown hair, green eyes or long legs. Innocents, the ignorant and morons who still believe otherwise are science deniers at best, and anti-human at worst, no matter their skin tone.

 **“Those with a stake in maintaining their incomes & consumption are unlikely to participate in efforts to bring about radical change”
         Michael D. Yates

***Check cancer, for starters; a multi-multi billion-dollar industry



Friday, April 21, 2017

How Did They Know? Before Earth Day?

“One can look at history from two sides and divide it into the history of nature and the history of men. The two sides are, however, inseparable; the history of nature and the history of men are dependent on each other …Thus at every step we are reminded that we by no means rule over nature…like someone standing outside of it-but that we, with flesh, blood and brain, belong to nature and exist in its midst, and that all our mastery of it consists in the fact that we have the advantage over all other creatures of being able to learn its laws and apply them correctly.”

Marx Engels 1847 German ideology



This quote from 170 years ago clearly indicates that some people fully understood humanity’s relationship to nature as being familial rather than a visiting tourist exploiter long before “climate change” became a brand name at the market. Their political economic criticism of industrial capitalism was also years ahead of its time and made the connections between the anti-nature and anti-democratic tendencies of that system clear enough to still cause some to wonder at how they were able to analyze what some of us still haven’t learned to even acknowledge.

But far more important than who might have lead in pointing out that fire burns and water is wet is how much longer humanity can afford to accept the fanatic opposite notion, that fire is really cold and water is how we get dry. Which would approximate the idiocy of teaching that cancer, war and pets are privately profitable investments and that a healthy population, living in peace and not needing but simply enjoying animals would not represent private failure but public success.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

France: Boo! America: Yay?


Marine Le Pen Denies French Guilt for Rounding Up Jews



The remark was made on Sunday during an interview in which she referred to the most notorious roundup of Jews in France during World War II, when nearly 13,000 were arrested in Paris by the French police on July 16 and 17, 1942, in what is known as the “Vel d’Hiv roundup.”
“France wasn’t responsible for the Vel d’Hiv,” she said. “If there was responsibility, it is with those who were in power at the time, it is not with France. France has been mistreated, in people’s minds, for years.”

ALSO, NEVER FORGET THAT

Americans are all responsible for rounding up more than 100,000 Japanese-American citizens and putting them in prison camps during the same war. FDR, Earl Warren and other authorities who were in power at the time had absolutely nothing to do with it.