Saturday, March 31, 2007

Democrats Demand Complete Withdrawal Fro Iran!

Democrats demand complete withdrawal from Iran by 2025!

by Frank Scott

Showing a boldness and determination that made many political observers gasp, the Democrats demanded that Bush evacuate the troops from Iran by the year 2025. “We hold the president fully responsible for leading us to believe the threat posed by Iran, so even though he will have long been out of office and the war directed exclusively by other members of the Wimpocrat bipartisan group, we will keep his feet to the fire even when he's gone.” Assured by the this new show of courage and hard work by the representative from San Fran Telavivsco, the party was able to raise seventeen billion dollars for its next campaign: making Israel the fifty first state.

Meanwhile, the race for democracy’s real meaning reached a fever pitch in the campaign for the campaign to be in the campaign for president in 2008. The leading dollar hunter-gatherers were recently stunned by a dramatic announcement of critical family illness, leading all to desperately seek personal tragedies that might help their financial procurement.

In retaliation for the emotional announcement that Edwards would continue campaigning even with his wife diagnosed with cancer, Hillary Clinton said she will continue her run for president, despite her marital problems concerning her husband’s sexual addiction. “This great country, not to leave Israel out, needs my leadership far too much for me to allow my husband’s terminal psychological condition to stop my campaign.”

The Obama campaign immediately called a press conference at which the charismatic, dynamic, articulate and least fearful to white people candidate expressed his continued run for president, despite his own terminal condition. “My serious case of terminal CLAD ( content lacking addictive disorder ) will not stop my run for the presidency, nor will it stop my vaguely hopeful speeches which strike stylish emotional tones while staying free of substantial content. .And despite the horrors of CLAD, i pledge my continued and dedicated support for Israel”.

Motivated by all these fighting words, the Biden camp announced that he would no longer conduct gas attacks on his own people by speaking publicly. He vowed to remain mute for the rest of the campaign, using sign language to communicate with the masses. Biden vowed that would not stop him from clearly articulating, in a clear , articulate and non-redundant fashion , unlike the other white candidates but very much like Baraka, who , he signed, was the cleanest of all the black candidates .

Dennis Kucinich continued his unrealistic and hopelessly under financed campaign by insisting that troops must be evacuated from Iraq now, and that our health care should not be put in the hands of private insurers but be covered by a national single payer program. Party leadership and major pundits agreed that he was not a serious candidate, since he insisted on issues of substance , had no charisma and was not fervent enough in his support for Israel. But his supporters claim he is more firmly connected to the establishment than many seem to understand, pointing out that he and Bill Gates gets use the same barber.

President Bush said he would no longer follow the advice given him by the brilliant ( according to democrats ) strategist, Karl Rove. “I will continue listening to god, since she has never lied to me, but i will be very careful about listening to Rove since he forced me into Iraq. Really, i wanted to attack Iran, which, with the help of god, congress and the Israeli lobby , i plan to do, soon.” Congress and the Israeli lobby promised the president support in this policy. God has not been heard from. For years now. Apparently, god is no April Fool.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Honeybees Of The World, Unite?

Honeybees Of The World, Unite?

by frank scott

The stock market makes corrections which never really get rid of its mistakes, and always performs to enrich a few at the expense of many. It operates as a subsidiary of a larger system which works in exactly the same way. From Wall Street to Main Street in the USA , and from the more developed nations to the less developed states of the world, this system has never been as threatening to the future of the race as it is at present.

The climate change debate between 90 percent of the science community which views it as at least partly a creation of human activity, and the 10% who blame everything on god or other invisible scapegoats, fails to name a cause other than “us”. Even in that overwhelming majority, while there is mention of over production, greed, selfishness, rapacious use of resources and other euphemisms for capitalism, seldom is heard that identifying word. But whether we use the label or not, it is becoming clear that the pressures on nature, in all its forms, are pressing upon what nature, through humanity, creates as organizing principles that are the foundation of the global economy. These are placing all elements of survival under dangerously heavier burdens .

The stress factor in human life may be approaching that of the Honeybee, which seems to be vanishing at alarming rates and for some of the same reasons that people feel pressured. An economic crime against nature is creating massive strains on all environments, and on all creatures great and small which depend on those environments. Commonly dubbed a globalization that is spreading wealth and democracy wherever it goes, the blight on natural and social environments is nothing but old fashioned capitalism .

The Honeybees are placed under perverse burdens by the economics of agriculture, which have been breeding them in special forms so as to assist in creating larger crops of food products to sell at markets. Under the domain of capital, the word product is far more important than the modifier, food. Whether it is food, clothing, shelter, medical care, consumer conceits or manipulated fancies , under the rules of capital accumulation it is the product and its sale that looms largest. That is the antihuman nature of a system that effects private profits by causing social loss .

Market capitalism demands subjects trained to think of their individual responsibility for survival, and to see social groups isolated in ethnic, racial or religious categories. Balkanized groups adhering to the special identity they are socialized to accept are fine, as long as they are in competition for what are deemed scarce resources . But they must never see themselves as part of a social organism that might function best for them if they cooperated, in politically and economically democratic ways . Rather, the isolated shopper is deemed the operative mechanism, in order to buy all the things necessary to make it a successful individual, even though that designation is denied most members of an alienated, anti-social planet of consumers.

Isolating people guarantees that even if a level of material comfort is achieved, the individual will remain anxiously stressed enough to warrant the marketing of therapies and drugs to substitute for the peace of mind that might be available in a less alienating environment. We thus have millions with physical security who still seek a psychological commodity labeled personal self esteem. They have to purchase lessons, therapies, exercises and other psycho-religious products to feel genuine, primarily because they are denied membership in a social union of citizens that might create a less stressful and more balanced reality.

Material security esteem looms much larger than psycho-self esteem In the real world, but billions fail to achieve the first, so that millions can fail to enjoy the second. Global research done by the U.N. reveals the same results as national research done by the USA : The gap between the richest and poorest human beings is wider than ever, and the number of people reduced to poverty is increasing. Worldwide, billions live below the poverty line, while in the richest nation in the world, millions are consigned to physical destitution in a society that spends billions of dollars on its pets. This is not the result of a demon power ruling a nation, a corporation or an NGO. It is due to the proper functioning of a system which works best when it enriches some people, at the expense of most people.

Propaganda has made it seem that producing products for sale in a market in order to accrue private profit is the most natural way to organize an economic system. And it is as natural as a mother charging her infant five dollars a meal for breast feeding. Making such perverse anti-socialism seem natural was easier to get away with in the past, but evidence is mounting that the world is under enormous pressure and facing dangerous survival problems for humanity . Not an individual, identity group, national, religious or ethnic subdivision is threatened, but the race itself. The Honeybee may be helpless under the domain of capital economics, but if the people remain so they may well go the way of the Honeybee.

It would be simplistic to claim that all of our problems are caused by capitalist economics. The truth is that only most of our problems are caused by capitalism. The sooner we stop looking for demons , angels, heroes and villains as the reasons for war, hunger and depression, or peace, a full belly and happiness, the sooner we may enlarge our focus to the organizing principles of our political economics. As long as we entrust the production of food, clothing and health care, or toys, stereos and skis, to simply creating a full bank account for one stockholder, the sooner we will end the hideous reality of empty stomachs for thousands of human beings. In a world where some overeat until they are forced to diet, while others starve until they are forced to die, it isn't because of the universe, nor is it any individual leader. It is the minority created , majority sustained system of capitalism that must be changed, in order for humanity to have a hopeful future . That majority needs to act in its own interests, which calls for far more change than some individual at the top. It is revolution from the bottom, where most of us really live, that is necessary. Now, more than ever.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Obama On His Knees Before AIPAC

Lest there be any doubt that Illinois Senator Barack Obama is in the attack Iran camp, his worshipful stance at the AIPAC policy forum days ago should dispel any doubts that he favors Jewish supremacy first, last, and always. On that occasion he said that "peace through security is the only way for Israel," with security being the usual euphemism for Jewish domination. Obama made sure to mention that he had visited Israel and seen the damage done by Katyusha rockets fired by Hizbollah, which he regards as an independent evil force, as opposed to Israel, which only reluctantly employs force and always in self-defense. Naturally, he made no mention of Israel's cluster bombs leveling Lebanon, among other war crimes. After all, only Jewish lives are precious.

"It is important to remember," said Obama, invoking a common strain of political mythology, "that Israel had unilaterally withdrawn from Lebanon only to have Iran supply Hezbollah with thousands of rockets." In point of fact, Israel was forced out of Lebanon by Hizbollah, which enjoys overwhelming support among the Lebanese people for this fact alone. The lamentable state of physical security for Israelis has everything to do with the aggressive actions of the U.S. and Israel and nothing to do with Hizbollah.

But in Obama's view Arabs and Muslims are the sole problem in the region. "Our job is to never forget that the threat of violence is real." We instantly know that Arabs and Muslims are the source of the "violence," not the vast destruction wrought by Israel's war crimes and other violations of international law. "Our job is to renew the United States' efforts to help Israel achieve peace with its neighbors while remaining vigilant against those who do not share this vision." Unfortunately, the United States' efforts to "help Israel achieve peace" do not appear promising, consisting, as they do, of decades of support for colonization of Arab land, a never-ending avalanche of lethal weaponry, billions of dollars in aid, and diplomatic support for any and all crimes Israel sees fit to commit. This is the path to peace?

"That effort (to achieve peace)," says Obama, "begins with a clear and strong commitment to the security of Israel: our strongest ally in the region and its only established democracy. That will always be my starting point." First of all, Lebanon has been a democracy for some time and the Palestinians have elected leaders repeatedly. Furthermore, it remains a bit of a mystery what sort of "security" can reasonably be expected from a state that refuses to abide by international law and continually colonizes Arab lands based on Biblical injunctions. No doubt this is an anti-Semitic observation, but using a Bronze Age real estate guide to conduct international affairs in the 21st Century doesn't seem the most prudent course of action.

Only canned laughter could redeem Obama's assertion that we need to "rally the world to our values and vision." The Illinois Senator fears that the Iraq occupation will prevent people from seeing our essential goodness. How ungrateful can people get? Of course, it wouldn't do to mention that the Iraq invasion was instigated by neo-con (read Jewish supremacist) advisers in accordance with plans laid out when they worked for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Not to mention that we are moving dangerously close to human extinction based precisely on having rallied the world to "our values and vision." Since WWII what nation has had a greater impact in shaping world events than the United States?

Nevertheless, the problem in Iraq, says Obama, is not U.S. war crimes and the contempt for international law upon which they are based, but "someone else's civil war." The obvious fact that the "civil war" is a product of the U.S. invasion itself, which has united Iraqis against Washington and its collaborators, is too subtle a point for Obama's discriminating eye to discern. Thank God, he's a lot smarter than the "dummy" Bush.

Obama favors not an end to the Iraq war, but a "phased redeployment" of U.S. troops, a policy geared towards helping a mythical independent Iraqi government "slow the bloodshed and promote stability." In short, with hundreds of thousands dead, Obama wants our victims to bleed slower and refrain from attacking us as we rape and dismember their land. The audacity of hope indeed. With hopes like Obama's, who needs despair?

But Obama is at his worst in his views on Iran and the Holocaust. This is what he told AIPAC: "Unfortunately, history has a terrible way of repeating itself. President Ahmadinejad has denied the Holocaust. He held a conference in his country, claiming it was a myth. But we know the Holocaust was as real as the 6 million who died in mass graves at Buchenwald, or the cattle cars to Dachau or whose ashes clouded the sky at Auschwitz. We have seen the pictures. We have walked the halls of the Holocaust museum in Washington and Yad Vashem. We have touched the tattoos on loved-ones arms. After 60 years, it is time to deny the deniers."

Why is it wrong to question atrocity numbers and whether or not gas chambers existed in WWII? It is no simple matter to arrive at accurate figures for atrocities during periods of mass upheaval, so the questioning of statistics is perfectly legitimate. And if the lack of forensic evidence for the existence of gas chambers arouses skepticism, what's wrong with that? Well, of course, we all know the answer to that. Those in charge of the purity of our morals insist that one must be a Hitler worshiper to think like this. But this is no answer.

Actually, Prime Minister Ahmadinejad claimed that the orthdox version of the Holocaust was a myth, and called the Teheran Conference to investigate what really happened. Western states could have done the same, but slavish devotion to Israel and heresy trials against those who have the audacity to hope that their doubts about gas chambers and atrocity numbers can be given a fair hearing, have made this impossible. How is that Ahmadinejad's fault?

Although Ahmadinejad did not in fact call for "wiping Israel off the map," Obama claims he did: "In the 21st century, it is unacceptable that a member state of the United Nations would openly call for the elimination of another member state. But that is exactly what he has done."

What became of Palestine in 1948? Was it not quite literally "wiped off the map?" And what happened to the Iraqi state of 2003? Was it legally disposed of? According to Barack Obama, now genuflecting at every AIPAC orthodoxy, it was.

Michael Smith