Big Al

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  • Those we’re up against simply are not going to let us protest our way out of this mess. Look at the protests around the world, from the fake Arab Spring, to Hong Kong, to Ukraine, to Europe. All coopted, manufactured, and crushed. We’ll have to find better ways.

  • Haven’t read the book, thanks for writing it. How do we stop U.S. imperialism? How can we even have an honest discussion about it in this country? And do you believe we should force a change in the U.S. political system?

  • Big Al commented on the diary post Ferguson: Counterinsurgency Operation Underway by wendydavis.

    2014-11-22 12:43:01View | Delete

    The cops aren’t going to change (“seemed nastier than before”). They’ve had plenty of time to think about this and it never matters. These protests won’t matter, the media has and will make sure it’s just treated as a circus, then fade away to the next thing. And with DHS, the FBI, basically the response [...]

  • Big Al commented on the diary post Mark Udall and the Unspeakable by David Swanson.

    2014-11-22 07:25:44View | Delete

    Doesn’t appear likely. Take 9/11. No one wants to talk about that. If they even talk about it (let alone the rest of us) they’re given a crazy label that sticks, they don’t have to murder anyone. Becoming or even showing an appearance of being a “truther” will get you run out of town. It’s [...]

  • Big Al commented on the blog post If you can read this

    2014-11-21 07:19:16View | Delete

    Isn’t it great to have one person making these decisions for us. Can’t wait until Jeb Bush can make decisions for us too. That should be fun. Ain’t democracy great?

  • Imagine Jeb Bush taking Executive Actions. If the Congress, the representatives of the people, is so fucked up that it can’t address the serious issues, the answer is to fix Congress, not give the President more authorities. All that does is further dilute the supposed democratic process in this country. Not that it matters anymore, there is no democracy.

  • Big Al commented on the blog post ISIS Has Enough Weapons for Up to Two Years

    2014-11-20 16:25:36View | Delete

    Totally. On another note, did you see in this diary
    “possibly from Russia” insinuating air drops are coming from Russia?
    I hope he’s not serious. So now Putin is backing ISIS in it’s war with the U.S.? Good grief.

  • Big Al commented on the blog post ISIS Has Enough Weapons for Up to Two Years

    2014-11-20 15:21:36View | Delete

    This sounds like a setup to justify their long haul bullshit, give them enough time fighting ISIS to enable them to take down Assad and possibly major action against Iran. I can’t open the UN report but I’m sure it leaves out the role of the CIA and others in supplying these weapons. Does it say anything about where they’re stored. I thought the U.S./NATO were over there bombing ISIS, are we supposed to believe they can’t find this shit? That tells you right there what’s up. If they know how much and where the weapons are, it would be easy to take them out. ISIS can’t defend that. It’s clear they aren’t in a hurry to take down ISIS and that’s because ISIS is being used.

  • Big Al commented on the blog post Obama To Announce Executive Action On Immigration

    2014-11-20 12:46:33View | Delete

    Just because I say impeachment doesn’t mean I (get real) think it will happen. I used to think like you, then I decided that it was better to follow the fucking law and call for impeachment, call for prison, call for the Hague, then just say the same shit everybody else says.
    The executive action is undemocratic. It’s as simple as that, setting precedent or not. This country isn’t a monarchy, it’s supposed to be for the people, by the people. This executive action bullshit is not by the people.

  • The people are stupid. Sure, it’s a fact, and many use it as a reason why we shouldn’t even have democracy. But what we have now is unacceptable at all levels. It’s actually a crime syndicate, a mafia, whatever you want to call it. And I know you know that. That’s really what it boils [...]

  • Big Al commented on the blog post Obama To Announce Executive Action On Immigration

    2014-11-20 07:20:45View | Delete

    Since we know he didn’t put it off to help democratic politicians in the election, and since he, Reid and Pelosi said they would be more bipartisanee, the real reason he’s doing this now is all political. Executive actions carry no legal authority, they’re in effect an informal proposal carrying no legal weight.
    Obama should be impeached. This is a decision for the people of this country, not one person.

  • Big Al commented on the diary post Some of Us Still Remember . . . by Isaiah 88.

    2014-11-19 19:57:32View | Delete

    Yup. I think it’s worse than that relative to the so called left, but that’s another story.

  • Big Al commented on the diary post Can the US political system deal with climate change? by joe shikspack.

    2014-11-19 16:36:08View | Delete

    The climate change/global warming issue is perfect for disinformation. Moreso than with wars, imperialism, the economy, etc., because it literally takes a “scientist” or at least a scientific approach to significant research in order to come to a personal conclusion. Then we get the likes of Al Gore championing the issue and it becomes even [...]

  • Big Al commented on the diary post Some of Us Still Remember . . . by Isaiah 88.

    2014-11-19 16:12:47View | Delete

    The propaganda works all righty. It’s depressing too because I can think back to when I was a kid and a common theme about the newspaper, before computers, was that “you can’t believe everything you read in the newspaper.” Now it’s “you can’t believe everything you read on the internet.” Collectively we know about the [...]

  • What all these taxes are going to do is keep the prices high which in turn will keep the black market going which in turn will keep the war on drugs humming along.
    We humans just can’t do it right.
    What about tomatoes man?

  • Big Al commented on the diary post Some of Us Still Remember . . . by Isaiah 88.

    2014-11-19 12:23:00View | Delete

    I can’t say this strongly enough. U.S. imperialism is the most destructive, murderous, racist and insane agenda on the planet. Those behind U.S. imperialism are the insane ones. Remember Madeleine Albright, who said “it was worth it” when asked about the murder of half a million children. When I see statements like “one of our [...]

  • Big Al commented on the blog post Neocons Want To Try Nation-Building In Iraq Again

    2014-11-19 09:44:05View | Delete

    Money for nothing and tricks for free.
    Well, money is always a factor, but we do have the Zionist plan for the M.E., i.e., Greater Israel (Oded Yinon plan, Which Path to Persia, PNAC, etc.), there’s the oil, natural gas, and the pipelines, and all this is connected to Russia and China and the New World Order.
    As always with humans, in the end it’s about greed and power.

  • Oregon did get it right, but I would caution to not be too pollyannish about illegal immigrants, i.e., “noble cause”. The fact is there are a lot of illegal immigrants who are not here for a noble cause nor did they come here because of that. There are criminals escaping from other places, there are [...]

  • Big Al commented on the blog post Neocons Want To Try Nation-Building In Iraq Again

    2014-11-19 09:28:25View | Delete

    It’s not just the neocons. As you say, this is imperialism and both parties and Obama have proven they’re fully on board with U.S. imperialism. There are disagreements in tactics between the neocons and the neoliberal imperialists, largely because of the Israel/Zionist factor, but the overall goal is the same.
    They used the same lies earlier this century, that they want to fight Al Qaeda. Now they’re saying ISIS, which is just a fucking lie. That’s not what they are doing. ISIS is a cover for their imperialist agenda just like Al Qaeda and the War OF Terror has been.
    They’re not nation building, they’re nation destroying.

  • Big Al commented on the diary post Gov Jay Nixon: “Violence Will Not Be Tolerated” by wendydavis.

    2014-11-18 11:28:33View | Delete

    OK, I’ll wait til the young ones figure it out. :)

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