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  • amacd commented on the diary post Restoring Socialist Visionary Radical Martin Luther King by wendydavis.

    2014-01-21 17:31:45View | Delete

    A great and fully accurate diagnosis of King by Paul Street — who seems to also strongly agree (as I do) that King was ‘whistle-blowing’ on the multifaceted and highly integrated global EMPIRE that the US was already metastasizing into in ’67 and is now fully “Occupied” by in 2014 (almost a half century later)!! [...]

  • amacd commented on the blog post NSA Official ‘Has Some Reforms For The First Amendment’

    2013-12-23 19:06:24View | Delete

    YES! — Snowden is not only a ‘whistle-blower’ on the NSA, but also on the EMPIRE behind the NSA.

    NSA spying on all Americans (and every human being in every country
    on the globe) is merely the first recognition of only one of the
    police-state functions of just the 3rd, ‘militarist sector’, of the overall
    Disguised Global Empire, the integrated but hidden six-sectored Global
    Empire of; corporate, financial, militarist, media, extra-legal, and
    political Empire, that has ‘captured’ and now fully “Occupies” our
    former country (and others) by hiding behind the facade of its
    modernized and DUAL-Party ‘Vichy’ sham of democracy — just as surely
    as the earlier Nazi Empire tried less successfully to hide behind its
    crude and mere single-party Vichy facade regime in ‘captured’ and
    “Occupied” France during the Second World War of EMPIRES.

    Best to all in correctly diagnosing, exposing, non-violently
    confronting, surgically ‘excising’, and surviving the cancerous disease
    of Empire which is currently disguising a hidden tumor in our ‘body
    politic’.

    Best luck and love to the fast expanding ‘Occupy the Empire’
    educational and non-violent revolutionary movement against this
    deceitful and Disguised Global EMPIRE, which can’t so easily be
    identified as wearing Red Coats, Red Stars, nor funny looking Nazi
    helmets —- quite YET!

    Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality
    Over
    Violent (‘Vichy’ disguised)
    Empire,

    Alan MacDonald
    Sanford, Maine

  • Here’s the document that I posted on the New york Times web-site regarding the deeper impact of Bradley Manning’s disclosure of the war crimes of this disguised Global EMPIRE:

    “Bradley Manning is being crucified — much like Christ but with
    one variation.

    Manning has exposed the disguised Global Empire that has been posing as America.

    He didn’t specifically say that he was exposing the Empire — but that’s precisely what the files he released showed — that this is an Empire, not any kind of a functioning democracy.

    Christ also exposed and confronted a far less disguised Roman
    Empire, so there was less need for the Empire to go through the
    charade of making it look like any appearance of legal procedure was followed.

    Which all goes to show that Empires have not changed very much in two millennia — except, of course, in the level of disguise.”

    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/…

    Additionally, I would strongly suggest to all principled progressives that following Manning’s much more brave exposure of this Empire, that if only 10% of the American people, from their much more safe middle-class status; wrote, talked, discussed, debated, publicly exposed, and ‘called-out’ this Empire as an EMPIRE it would collapse of its own deceit.

    We are only held hostage by this disguised Empire because it is
    able to remain hidden, camouflaged, disguised and unrecognized — and thus able to get away with its deceitful posing as a normal and acceptable democratic Republic — when, in fact, it is a disguised Global EMPIRE.

    Merely shining light on this vampire of EMPIRE would ‘excise’ this cancerous tumor of Empire in an instant!.

    Best luck and love to the fast expanding ‘Occupy Empire’
    educational and revolutionary movement against this deceitful,
    guileful, disguised EMPIRE, which can’t so easily be identified
    as wearing RedCoats, Red Stars, nor funny looking Nazi helmets —- quite yet!

    Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality
    Over
    Violent/’Vichy’ Rel 2.0
    Empire,

    Alan MacDonald

    Sanford, Maine

    We don’t merely have a gun/fear problem, or a ‘Fiscal Cliff’
    problem, or an expanding wars problem, or a ‘drone
    assassinations’ problem, or a vast income & wealth inequality
    problem, or a Wall Street ‘looting’ problem, or a Global Warming and environmental death-spiral problem, or a
    domestic tyranny NDAA FISA spying problem, or, or, or, or …. ad nauseum — we have a hidden EMPIRE cancerous tumor which is the prime CAUSE of all these ‘symptom problems’.

  • amacd commented on the blog post The Roundup for December 30, 2012

    2012-12-30 17:22:38View | Delete

    This phony debate about the ‘fiscal cliff’ and slight increases in taxes on the rich is bull-shit.

    The only solution is a 100% ‘wealth reform’ on all horded wealth above the $10m level.

    This would immediately fix the US budget issue in the first year —- once and for all — just as “Land Reform” of the landed-elites in many other countries has proven very effective at breaking-up horded, monopolized, and unproductive holdings of an essential asset; either land or wealth (capital).

    Best luck and love to the fast expanding ‘Occupy Empire’ educational and revolutionary movement against this deceitful, guileful, disguised EMPIRE, which doesn’t wear Red Coats, Red Stars, nor funny looking Nazi helmets.

    Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality
    Over
    Violent/Vichy (Rel 2.0)
    Empire,

    Alan MacDonald
    Sanford, Maine

  • amacd commented on the blog post Both Sides Posture as Tax Cut Vote Hits Senate Floor

    2012-07-27 12:28:30View | Delete

    “Fiscal Cliff” is another Frank Luntz scare and confuse term like “death tax” etc, just made to scare the shit out of ill-informed people and gutless politicians and to effect a continuation of the ‘piss-up-stream’ movement of wealth from the 99% to the ruling elite 1% — who constitute a virtual dual-party ‘Vichy’ faux-democratic facade of government driven by a disguised global Empire, much as the Nazi Empire used a crude and single-party ‘Vichy’ facade of phony government slugs (including Petain) to try to disguise the Nazi Empire’s own elite rule in France c. 1940.

    These tricks of the better disguised 21st century global Empire today and the political pimps and whores that the Empire controls like puppets is what this ‘game’ of threats, fears, and looting is all about —- or as Nobel economist George Akerlof exposed as early as 2001 during the faux-Emperorship of shrub Bush, “this is not normal government economic policy, but rather a form of looting”.

    All serious economists understand that this is all about the 1% global elite corporate/financial/militarist Empire merely trying to hide its own massive global looting and beggaring of the masses through austerity programs world-wide, while giving their political puppets some fig leaves to cover their asses while the Empire loots average people.

    Best luck and love to the fast evolving new “Occupy Empire” educational and revolutionary movement.

    Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality
    Over
    Violent/Vichy
    Empire,

    Alan MacDonald
    Sanford, Maine

  • amacd commented on the blog post House Democrats Will Get Vote on Senate-Passed Tax Cut Plan

    2012-07-27 12:20:18View | Delete

    “Fiscal Cliff” is another Frank Luntz scare and confuse term like “death tax” etc, just made to scare the shit out of ill-informed people and gutless politicians and to effect a continuation of the ‘piss-up-stream’ movement of wealth from the 99% to the ruling elite 1% — who constitute a virtual dual-party ‘Vichy’ faux-democratic facade of government driven by a disguised global Empire, much as the Nazi Empire used a crude and single-party ‘Vichy’ facade of phony government slugs (including Petain) to try to disguise the Nazi Empire’s own elite rule in France c. 1940.

    These tricks of the better disguised 21st century global Empire today and the political pimps and whores that the Empire controls like puppets is what this ‘game’ of threats, fears, and looting is all about —- or as Nobel economist George Akerlof exposed as early as 2001 during the faux-Emperorship of shrub Bush, “this is not normal government economic policy, but rather a form of looting”.

    All serious economists understand that this is all about the 1% global elite corporate/financial/militarist Empire merely trying to hide its own massive global looting and beggaring of the masses through austerity programs world-wide, while giving their political puppets some fig leaves to cover their asses while the Empire loots average people.

    Best luck and love to the fast evolving new “Occupy Empire” educational and revolutionary movement.

    Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality
    Over
    Violent/Vichy
    Empire,

    Alan MacDonald
    Sanford, Maine

  • amacd wrote a new diary post: Empire is the cancer behind the tool of capitalism

    2012-06-04 05:33:47View | Delete

    Yes, ubetch, but more importantly, Richard Wolff’s latest educational and critical review of capitalism, “Can We Afford Capitalism” (on Link TV) is fabulous and incredibly valuable to all Americans who now really need to understand the ‘political economy’ — or as he might say the ‘economic politics’ that is killing us. However, I would add for [...]

  • amacd commented on the blog post ABC’s This Week Continues the Dumbing of America

    2012-04-29 15:13:26View | Delete

    trambershall, the descriptor, “Serious People Who Have Been Wrong About Everything” had been changed to the single word definition, “Guessers” by the great black humorist and humanitarian, Kurt Vonnegut.

    Best,
    Alan

  • amacd commented on the blog post ABC’s This Week Continues the Dumbing of America

    2012-04-29 14:56:42View | Delete

    “This Week” would have been very interesting if Krugman could have been prepared with data to show how much would be saved on the deficit, and for investment, education, and job growth, if only the Empire were expunged.

    In fact, Krugman’s sound advice might have been similar or more effective than the economic input of Reichsbank President, Hjalmar Schacht, Minister of Economics, Walther Funk, and Price Commissioner, Dr. Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, calling for decreased military spending and other constructive (and morally correct) changes to the Nazi Empire before that empire precipitated global disaster.

    Best luck to the “Occupy Empire” educational and revolutionary movement.

    Liberty, democracy, equality, and justice
    Over
    Violent/Vichy
    Empire,

    Alan MacDonald
    Sanford, Maine

  • Talk about accomplishments?

    This gutless poser claims, as his one achievement, that he stood up to Osama — and remotely had him assassinated.

    But this gutless (and complicit) pawn of Empire never had the guts, on coming into office like FDR, to challenge the disguised global corporate/financial/militarist EMPIRE that was killing our country right under his nose — mainly because the Empire ‘owns him’.

    In point of fact the two-party ‘Vichy Empire’ that placed this pawn in the office of faux-Emperor/president (after their previous stooge Bush got rolled) that camouflaged corporate/financial/militarist Empire, is the singular and ‘causal’ cancerous tumor that causes all of the ‘symptom problems’ like; increasing foreign imperialist oil wars, Wall Street ‘looting’, vast economic inequality, domestic spying, lying, and police-state tyranny, environmental destruction, and all the other issues that Occupy Empire bravely protests.

    Best luck and love to Occupy Empire.

    Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality
    Over
    Violent/Vichy
    Empire,

    Alan MacDonald
    Sanford, Maine

    PS. And don’t forget Obama’s ‘accomplishment’ of signing the Nazi “enabling acts” to allow fascist tyranny in America — oops, I meant the NDAA.

    Bipartisan ‘Vichy Empire’ fools all the people, all the time. But can’t fool, Occupy Empire.

  • It’s very encouragin­g to see that the Occupy message of confrontin­g the Empire that has ‘captured’ and now ‘occupies’ our former country, by hiding behind a two-party ‘Vichy’ facade, has spread from Occupy Washington to Occupy Iowa — as the Des Moines protestors at faux-Emper­or Obama’s office demanded: “”To fulfill the Occupy Wall Street movement’s call to return our country’s economic and political life back to the 99%, we will need a president who will make the dismantlin­g of the U.S. military empire their number one foreign policy priority”.

    This Occupying Empire is not merely the military Empire but the entire integrated corporate/­financial/­militarist Empire of cancer that is the seminal cause of all our ‘symptom problems’ such as; increasing imperialis­t wars abroad, vast economic inequality at home, domestic spying and lying, environmen­tal destructio­n, etc. etc.

    As the fundamental message of the Occupy movement “Against Empire” spreads from Occupy Washington, to Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Des Moines, and all the Occupy elements in the US the focus will broaden from the economic ‘symptoms’ that started Occupy to the disguised Empire which is the causal cancer underlying all aspects of our lives which Empire infects — and the Empire itself will be first exposed from its “Vichy” government disguise, then confronted, and finally excised, like the cancerous tumor that Empire is!

    Best luck and love to Occupy Empire.

    Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality
    Over
    Violent/Vichy
    Empire,

    Alan MacDonald
    Sanford, Maine

  • A “Crossing the Rubicon” and “Reichstag fire” moment if there ever was one.

    America has been a disguised corporate/financial/militarist Empire for quite some time now, but this act by the actors of the Empire is the “Fonzi jumps the shark” ending for the series, “Happy Days in anything approaching a democratic Republic”.

    And when the Empire turns inward on the homeland then the painful truth of Hannah Arendt’s prescient warning about all Empires starts to really sink-in, with the arrival of the tow-truck with the wire rope noose on your own block.

    “Empire abroad entails tyranny at home.”

    Best luck and love to Occupy Empire.

    Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality
    over
    violent/Vichy
    empire,

    Alan MacDonald

  • Jesse LaGreca, on the corporatist media’s reactionary “show”, ABC’s “This Week” did a good job of saying what the Occupy movement was for, which is real democracy, but this will not stop the endless red-herring question of our “demands” and what the movement is confronting.

    We are 100% correct that the goal of the 99% has nothing to do with the shill Obama or the ‘Vichy’ and collaborator Democratic Party, BUT the fastest, easiest, and most compelling way to PROVE that Occupy is not and cannot be co-opted by the Obama shills, the Democratic Party shills, or any other shills is to state that the inclusive goal/demand/revolt of the Occupy movement is “Against Empire”!

    The compelling advantages of this underlying goal and demand of being against Empire are:

    First, being against the causal cancerous disease of Empire is the totally effective way in laying low Obama, The Democrats, and any other authoritarian or astroturf group of shills that might try to co-opt the Occupy movement —- because all of them, all counter-revolutionary and reactionary groups, are scared to death and will never say they support being “Against Empire” — In fact, they can never even whisper the very term ‘Empire’, because this 1% IS the EMPIRE!!!!

    Second, and very important for the 99% of the Occupy movement/revolution, is the fact that being “Against Empire” is totally inclusive of all the important, and valid problems, issues, and reasons that Occupy has organically formed to address problems in our world like; vast economic inequality, Wall Street looting, foreign imperialist wars, domestic spying, oppression, and violence, environmental destruction, killing debt, lack of good jobs in a fair economy, etc. etc.

    What the Occupy movement/revolution can learn, borrow, expand from the October 2011 movement is that the inclusive but non-specific answer to the corporatist media and other entrapment claptrapers question of what the goal/demand of Occupy is.

    Kevin Zeese and others in the October 2011 movement have leveraged the realistic, attractive, inclusive, and non-constraining message of being against Empire — just as the first American Revolution was a broad and inclusive people’s confrontation against the empire that was oppressing them in all aspects of their lives; economic oppression, political oppression, military oppression, legal oppression, cultural, media, and social oppression by the British Empire.

    By suggesting a goal/demand which is nominally focused on one simple and underlying (but never mentioned) cause of all our economic, political, war, environmental, social, legal, and other restraints by the un-mentioned, taboo, but deadly oppression(s) of Empire, the Occupy Together movement/revolution can describe a single goal/cause/demand of being “Against Empire” — and yet inclusively combine all the varied and valid symptom problems and indictments that we, the 99%, have against Empire and the deadly problems that the undiagnosed global Empire serving only the 1% is causing.

    In the First American Revolution the visible and detested British Empire was causing all the political, economic, military, social, and legal oppressions to the freedom of the 99% of future Americans in forming their own democratic self-government.

    Today the much more guileful, disguised, undiagnosed, and invisible global corporate/financial/militarist Empire — that is never mentioned by the corporatist media — hides like a cancerous tumor beneath the surface and is the proximate cause of the same political, economic, military, social and legal oppressions on we 99%, that the British Empire had caused before we broke free of Empire.

    Alan MacDonald

    Liberty & democracy
    over
    violent/’Vichy’
    empire

  • amacd commented on the diary post Short Clip of Pepper Spraying in DC (New Video – Previously Unseen) by RFShunt.

    2011-10-10 06:24:28View | Delete

    What the Occupy movement/revolution can learn, borrow, expand from the October 2011 movement is the inclusive but non-specific answer to the corporatist media and other entrapment claptrap question of what the goal/demand of Occupy is. Kevin Zeese and others in the October 2011 movement have leveraged the realistic, attractive, inclusive, and non-constraining message of being [...]