Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year! Resolutions For 2017

The air shall be cleansed of all poisons except those born of human fears and human passions;

in the streets cars shall be run over by dogs;

people shall not be driven by cars, or programmed by computers, or bought by supermarkets, or watched by televisions;

the TV set shall no longer be the most important member of the family and shall be treated like an iron or a washing machine;

people shall work for a living instead of living for work;

written into law shall be the crime of stupidity, committed by those who live to have or to win, instead of living just to live like the bird that sings without knowing it and the child that plays unaware that he or she is playing;

in no country shall young men who refuse to go to war go to jail, rather only those who want to make war;

economists shall not measure living standards by consumption levels or the quality of life by the quantity of things;

cooks shall not believe that lobsters love to be boiled alive;

historians shall not believe that countries love to be invaded;

politicians shall not believe that the poor love to eat promises;

earnestness shall no longer be a virtue, and no one shall be taken seriously who can't make fun of himself;

death and money shall lose their magical powers, and neither demise nor fortune shall make a virtuous gentleman of a rat;

no one shall be considered a hero or a fool for doing what he believes is right instead of what serves him best;

the world shall wage war not on the poor but rather on poverty, and the arms industry shall have no alternative but to declare bankruptcy;

food shall not be a commodity, nor shall communications be a business, because food and communication are human rights;

no one shall die of hunger, because no one shall die of overeating;

street children shall not be treated like garbage, because there shall be no street children;

rich kids shall not be treated like gold, because there shall be no rich kids;

education shall not be the privilege of those who can pay;

the police shall not be the curse of those who cannot pay;

justice and liberty, Siamese twins condemned to live apart, shall meet again and be united back to back;

a woman, a black woman, shall be president of Brazil, and another black woman shall be president of the United States; an Indian woman shall govern Guatemala and another Peru;

in Argentina, the crazy women of the Plaza de Mayo shall be held up as examples of mental health because they refused to forget in a time of obligatory amnesia;

the Church, holy mother, shall correct the typos on the tablets of Moses and the Sixth Commandment shall dictate the celebration of the body;

the Church shall also proclaim another commandment, the one God forgot:  You shall love nature, to which you belong;

clothed with forests shall be the deserts of the world and of the soul;

the despairing shall be paired and the lost shall be found for they are the ones who despaired and lost their way from so much lonely seeking;

we shall be compatriots and contemporaries of all who have a yearning for justice and beauty, no matter where they were born or when they lived, because the borders of geography and time shall cease to exist;

perfection shall remain the boring privilege of the gods, while in our bungling messy world every night shall be lived as if it were the last and every day as if it were the first.

------Eduardo Galeano, upside down - A Primer For The Looking-Glass World

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Stop Listening To Them and Start Acting Like Us

“Western modernity enmeshed people in spiritually numbing networks of discipline and control…no one is more distant than the Americans from spirituality and piety.

Sayyid Gutb*

After blaming the FBI, Russia, Duck Dynasty, Honey Boo Boo, Housewives of Atlanta and everyone but the Tooth Fairy for Clinton’s loss to Trump perhaps now that the historic disgrace of democracy called an electoral college has legitimized his victory, some self criticism from the political clods responsible for our national condition should be on the agenda. But don’t hang by your lip waiting for that to happen, as everyone at least slightly left of the American Nazi party is being mobilized in the alleged crusade for freedom being organized by freedom’s worst enemy: the American ruling class.

Once it became clear that the owned-by-billionaires candidate had been defeated by the billionaire candidate who was as yet undisciplined as to the rules of the owners of the nation, the campaign that vilified him before the vote became one to house break him or destroy him after. So far, the tv personality who has come to stand for all that is wonderful, inspiring, ugly and frightening about America - depending on which channel or social media tool is being used to exercise control over the viewer/user - seems to be acting like he’s not about to poop on the ruling class rug. But he is unpredictable and so the crusade to diminish him by creating a near civil war goes on with no letup as creatures from the democratic party to the republican party and even some who call themselves “the left” are united in further reducing the american people’s minds to a collective pulp of mis and dis information to make fake news and conspiracy plots sound thoughtfully critical by comparison.

A story alleging that Putin has the secret hots for Hillary or that Trump gay-ly lusts for Bill might be accepted by some of the post-senile and pre-adolescent diners at the fabulous american taco-chicken-pizza-burger mall of media cuisine being force fed to people being prepared for fascism, world war five or emergency brain surgery. Not just the dimmest bulbs in a rapidly darkening nation, those whose knowledge (?) comes from watching the History Channel or a Spielberg movie, accept the hysterical charges of fascism at our doors, but alleged experts from the academic and political elder community. These equivalents of the old powdered wig and gown wearing elite of the colonialists who brought the USA into being are not bright enough to be drag queens or trannies but are sold as authority and expound on how Trump threatens the land grabbing racist war making ugliness that has made us the great nation many just recently came to regard ourselves as when what used to be liberals became like neo-nazis and real neo-nazis became too embarrassed to show up in public so are reliant on the Southern Poverty Law Center and the FBI to act as their membership. What can the less educated idiots do when the college educated imbeciles have stolen their game?  

This rich, egotistical, arrogant presidential putz has been cast as the inventor of historic institutional ugliness inherited by all americans but always blamed on individuals, in keeping with the political economic system of social unconsciousness i-me-mine-and-up-yours-if-you-get-in-my-way-ism we call american free market capitalism.

The un-regulated markets of obsessive profit seeking are like un-protected sex. Even at their best they can produce unwanted results but at their worst they may produce terminal disease, which is what present global market forces have created. The current awakening to an all too often new profit motivating business called “climate change” may yet lead to a truly global movement that will work to transform political economics before they transform us into a former race. Until that democratic movement develops strength we will suffer the continued treatment of humanity, earth, air, water and atmosphere as no more or less than commodities capable of producing private profits and the public be damned. Do we need radical change? Does a snake have wings?

Of course, if change is simply a matter of identity politics, the USA is the most radical nation in the world. Its ruling parties and corporations are composed of women, people of color, people of no color, gays, lesbians, every hyphenated American sub-group known to the market and practitioners and prosecutors of hate speech, dumb speech, and moronic and suppressed speech. The 1% has hired an affirmative action governmental team to simultaneously screw the majority of Americans, itself, and even larger sectors of the global community, in order to wear the shiniest economic chains in the history of political economic slavery. We call it “our” Democracy, showing our lack of much more than our accuser cites in the opening quote.

 What passes for liberalism has provoked balkanized divisiveness which has conservative fakers appealing to groups and ideals it has neglected: American workers, social values, political economics and more. Thus, we have survival-of-the-fittest individualism stronger than ever because political forces work to divide the nation into controllable minorities and in the process keep them from becoming the democratic majority. Our elections involve agents of the 1% calling themselves representatives of Americans against agents of the 1% calling themselves representatives of hyphenated Americans and whichever agents win, America loses.

And so does the world when we continue the system that is destroying it; what sense does it make to have a handful of humans living on millions of dollars a week while billions of humans live on less than five dollars a day? That’s Trumpism for the mind controlled and slack jawed but it’s deadly capitalism for the rest of us. We need to get beyond idiocy about who captains the Titanic and create a democratic mutiny to save the ship or get the hell off before it’s too late.

* After living in the USA for a few years he founded the Muslim Brotherhood…are we inspiring or what?

Friday, December 16, 2016

Liberals Still Wetting Their Pants Over Trump

Videos from clueless Hollywood liberals are making the rounds again. Martin Sheen, Mike Farrell, and many others are on display at sites like Occupy Democrats and Move-On pleading with the electoral college to vote against president-elect Donald Trump on Monday, even though he clearly won the election. This is not an effort to get Hillary Clinton in the back door, they insist, but a non-partisan effort to prevent an "unqualified" president-elect who has no knowledge or respect for the U.S. Constitution from taking office, allegedly the purpose of the electoral college in the first place.

Please liberals - take your medications. Where has your (alleged) concern for our glorious Constitution been these past eight years? Obama, the constitutional lawyer, has usurped the right to assassinate even U.S. citizens - wherever they happen to be in the world - with no due process of law. Every Tuesday morning he flips through his "baseball cards" of official enemies to determine who will subsequently die by drone attack, now the largest terrorist campaign in the world. If you want to know what sorts of actions increase the risk of the American people suffering further terrorist attacks, including, ultimately, a WMD-attack, this should be at the top of your list.

In any event, the electoral college is not a tool of expedience for liberals to over-turn election results that don't turn out the way their preferred style of corruption has told them they should. It's one of many undemocratic features of American politics put in place to make sure the super-rich never lose political control of the country. Liberals apparently haven't noticed, but the Lords of Capitalism regard Trump as a threat, which is why they're now acting to make sure his populist demagoguery stays within proper bounds. That, not the electoral college, is what determines our political parameters in the USA. It would be nice if liberals would take time out from their anti-Trump hysteria to notice it.

President Obama defended his restrained response to hacking ... but says he warned Russia, "We can do stuff to you"

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December 16, 2016

President Obama warned Putin that we could send all our
identity groups
to Russia and then they would have to create
 gender fluid toilets,
trigger alert rooms for sensitive therapy patients,
phone messages and ballot statements for
bilingual billionaires
and housing for 400 thousand homeless americans
and 150 million american pets.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Conspiracy vs Conspiracy: 911 Truthers Sue Government

Calling government charges of a Russian conspiracy to elect an American president " a clear and dangerous policy designed to  strip our movement of its supporters" , 911 Truther Inc. , a subsidiary of Galaxy Conspiracies Corporation , introduced a libel suit against the "far out fanatics of the CIA and major media fake news who think their story of Russian infiltration of our electoral system is on a par with our story of unspeakable, unknowable, unexplainable and unintelligently brilliant plotters who magically took down the twin towers and convinced several billion morons to believe it was done by terrorist  "Arabs from caves" can stand up to logic, reason and other stuff we learned at community college and used to prove beyond any semi-reasoning creature with brains larger than a spider's genitals doubt."

The unidentified spokesperson, wearing a propeller beanie, spats, chartreuse pants, a green sweat shirt with the words "it's all out there, or in here, which is neither here nor there" in bold faced lie type, paused to take a breath after such a long sentence, as did our garlic reporter who was recording the historic and hysterical moment for posterity, or past therapy, or something really meaningful  that very few may understand but just come back in a few thousand tears when future experts will be able to explain all this stuff. For now, your guess is as good as that of 911Inc, Galaxy Corp,, or those zany fruitcakes  from the USA-CIA-Zion-Putinkilledyomama department of psycho-social marketing at the Pentagram.

Rest assured,  or  lie awake in tension , when the next bulletin from the White House, Nut House or Frat House details more of the intricate policies and plots by which otherwise decent intelligent beings are kept in a state of slack jawed moronic imbecility, The Garlic will be there covering every slapstick dipshit moment of  the new reality show, "America on the verge of massive socially demented  brilliance".

Or something.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Racism, Capitalism and Denialism

Given the founding of the nation in vicious ethnic cleansing of the original inhabitants and the forced immigration of kidnapped Africans in chains, racism, the false notion that humans are members of different races with some superior or inferior by virtue of skin tone, has taken hold of the minds of most americans. Given the taught and learned rationalization of that material ugliness of national origins as being natural divisions among humans, this is understandable. But when racism becomes a fetish used to keep divisions among people that insure minority wealth’s continued dominance of what is supposed to be a democracy, its hateful supporters and sincere opponents become equal participants in the perpetuation of an ugly lie.

We have just finished a presidential election which, despite the horribly comedic idea that either of the major party candidates represented anything but continuity of ownership of the nation by that wealthy minority, was reduced to charges about racism and its companion national isms that serve the same purpose: to keep americans from looking at the source of most if not all our social problems in the political economic system and instead focus on alleged good and bad individuals in places like police departments, schools, or the two parties with one ownership class.

Thus, we have a president elected by the system created to sustain slavery, the Electoral College, and wildly criticized now because the candidate of the rich won the popular vote while the richer of the candidates won the Electoral College vote. Were their substantial differences between the two? Only in genitalia. Both were of what is called the “white” race, which could lead to charges of a political hate crime leveled at both if the nation continues on its path toward total social dementia.

While charges of racism, sexism, xenophobia and appalling ignorance are hurled at the new president, only the last is real and hardly an impediment to carrying out the job of chief executive of this nation. Trump’s tendency to over speak, under think and rarely edit his remarks, the very thing found endearing by those who didn’t vote for him just because they hated her, has led to counter quotes sometimes even dumber than his, as in the case of his slur of some immigrants. His remark that Mexico wasn’t sending us its best but often some of its worst, criminals, like rapists, led to scathing charges of racism from people who don’t seem to know that Mexico is a nation and not a race. Nor did Trump, who even in his crudeness included a demurring “some of them are nice people”, ever say anything as stupid as charging 68 million Mexicans with being rapists, but the atonal orchestra lead by hearing impaired mind management and echoed by the thought controlled chorus simply sang the ridiculous charge that “he called Mexicans rapists”.

This usually sincere and humanitarian support for maligned immigrants also showed an incredible ignorance of our history, which has found enormous waves of foreigners, first from Europe, later from Asia, swept out of their homelands and into America to both rid those nations of extraneous people and reward american capital with cheap labor. All these past waves of immigrants encountered not only severe hardship but often violent discrimination, often far beyond the experience of present generations who though made to suffer greatly mostly do not have to cross an ocean but only a border and have an entire network of support service organizations to represent and protect them from the dreadful abuse that befalls all foreigners who are not here as tourists or escapees from countries experiencing revolutions against tyrants supported by the USA.

Perhaps the most persistent and bigoted notion driven into the minds of far too many was the idea that “uneducated white working class” people voting for Trump were all racist, sexist and afraid of losing their privileged status to other more deserving identity groups, these usually composed of a by comparison pampered class that experiences professional work after college, if ever, but is made to feel superior to a class often forced by economics to experience work during or even before high school. It should not take Harvard and Yale degrees – both earned by the incredibly brilliant George Bush - to learn that as disgracefully expensive a college education has become in america, the minority who gain such enjoy a very privileged status by comparison to those with simply a high school education.

 In fact, going along for the moment with the horrendous racist divisions of Americans forced into identity groups, only Asian Americans show a majority of their number to be college graduates. All others find minorities of their minorities with such degrees, including what are called “white” people. In very real fact, while some immigrants can dream of a higher education, under current economic market rules most Americans do not have a prayer at getting one. Especially if they are members of the working class, and of any skin tone, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference or other artificially forced separation, in keeping with the national standard of equal opportunity economic bigotry.

While a few corporate pundits have begun to notice that the nation is being driven wild by the truly stupid notion that people who have less are actually dominating those who have more, a concept only possible among supposedly educated people barely familiar with Groucho let alone Karl Marx, the post election atmosphere continues to force more americans further apart, after a campaign that nearly started a civil war. Trump rallies were picketed and attendees threatened and even attacked by neo-libs while neo-cons have been guilty of their own ugly attacks and threats to both self and falsely identified minorities. Even allowing for exaggeration of all such stories, where and how does this end?

Very difficult days lie ahead, for sure, but the demand for change represented by both Sanders and Trump and their tremendous support even in confusion about what the change should be, are a healthy sign for the future if we can get beyond the intellectually senile analysis which provokes the mentally infantile behaviors now creating exactly what our rulers want: a more divided, easier to control public set against its own interests that allow a minority of fabulously wealthy people to rule a supposed democracy with a tyrannical power ancient feudal lords would envy.

When global capitalism is working that means millions of Americans are not. That is the most important reason for Trump’s election, which will bring a more nationalist orientation of capitalism for a brief while and make no essential difference except to reward some at the expense of others. And that’s what has been going on forever under the domination of private capital over an anything but free market, even during the heyday – for some – of the New Deal, which Bernie Sanders suggested as answer to our problems though it would only do the same thing: Reward some at the expense of others, for a while.

The system of anti-democratic capitalism is the core reason for destruction of the environment that sustains all life, and currently going under the 21st century brand name “climate change”, though it was anticipated in the 19th century and not only by Marx. It’s local hold over consciousness has to do with the identitarian and politically correct politics that focus on micro changes that carry on the policy of benefits for only some at costs for many, while doing absolutely nothing to macro change the economics which are the problem of humanity and not just one or another group of humans. And the acceptance of evil, even fanatic nonsense like the existence of different races plays a very large role in keeping us occupied with science denial as great as what is called climate change denial. In fact, believing in different races is even dumber since there is absolutely no scientific evidence for such ignorance, while some small case can be made that climate always changes and bla bla bla so let’s not mess with the profit margin for private capital or we’ll all die in a market collapse brought on by god, the big bang, market forces, or the “college educated” who teach us to believe such nonsense.

Those socialized to blithely speak of “Trump America” or “Black America” or “Latino America” or any other reduction of humans to a sub-strata are responsible for people reacting as hyphenated rather than whole citizens, falsely divisible by birth when our only real division is of class. A transgender Latino-Serbo-Croation-American-Jew with money matters more than a straight, Black-Greek-Chinese-American-Seventh Day Adventist without money. What truly matters has nothing to do with the fiction of racial difference and everything to do with the reality of money and class.

In truth, we are all “people of color” except for a few who suffer a genetic defect called albinism, but whatever our skin tone or lack of it, we are in danger of far more than our nation collapsing if we continue living lies like the one about race. And more, the one that says treating humans, earth, air and everything else as simple commodities to be used in creating profits for some and enormous loss for most is the best way of reproducing our race, along with democracy, equality, social justice and other good stuff we need but will never get until we stop acting as slaves of capitalism and begin acting as what we are: a human race.