mojada commented on the diary post Israel Buys the US Congress: Sabotaging the US-Iran Peace Negotiations by GREYDOG.
Israel is nothing but a American military base. Israel has long played the crucial role of regional enforcer for US corporate interests in the Middle East and elsewhere, a strategic asset that serves as a staging ground for the deployment of American power. In the US war for global hegemony, Israel has repeatedly served as [...]
mojada commented on the diary post Larry Summers and Financial Crises: Is He Being Graded on Attendance? by Dean Baker.
At the November ’99 signing of Gramm-Leach-Bliley, the corporatist wet dream that repealed Glass-Steagall and greenlighted the merger of commercial banks holding insured deposits with investment banks, brokerage firms, and insurance companies, this is what Summers said: “With this bill, the American financial system takes a major step forward towards the 21st century, one that [...]
Poor Helen Thomas, demonized for objecting to the US-fueled Israeli slaughter in Palestine. Outraged at her “anti-Israeli” outburst, some people acted like she had murdered a bunch of defenseless humanitarians out on a boat or something…like the IDF did on the Mavi Marmara. They acted as if Helen was a bigot who had ethnically cleansed over a million people, destroyed their homes and farms and stole their land and gave it to REAL bigots recruited from all over the world, from Brooklyn to Moscow.
You’d think that she had committed crimes against humanity, dozens of massacres, tortured thousands, killed and crippled countless children, and systematically brutalized women, the elderly, and the disabled.
You’d think that Helen Thomas had engaged in despicable crimes, had assassinated people all over the globe, and trained rightwing death-squads in Guatemala to terrorize and butcher villages full of Mayan indians. You’d think that Helen advocated armed violence as official policy, had invaded various countries, supplied napalm to the air force of El Salvador for use on destitute peasant farmers, spied on the US and killed and injured 200 American military personnel on another boat, the USS Liberty. All while receiving billions in US tax dollars every year.
You’d think that was all Helen. Despite the fact that she did none of those things, while the US media, useless liberals, and throngs of morally lobotomized hypocrites kneel to worship and praise the non-existent virtue of those who did.
What Helen did do as a White House correspondent is spend decades in close physical proximity to some of the most arrogant, dishonest, powerful criminals on Earth. Day after day, year after year, she looked into the eyes of one sociopath after another as they casually told lies, concealed crimes, justified atrocities, ignored human rights violations, and betrayed every principle of decency and honor their country was supposed to stand for. She was a lone dissenting voice surrounded by sycophants, hypocrites blind or complicit to a maelstrom of corruption and moral rot that turned the American dream into a hideous nightmare and the flag into a blood-soaked shroud.
mojada commented on the diary post Former Pres. Carter should Escort Snowden to Safety by YesIllKeepMyDayJob.
Jimmy ain’t ever gonna atone for the crimes he committed while in office. From ramping up military aid to Suharto and facilitating the bloobath in East Timor to praising the “progressive administration” of the Shah of Iran even as SAVAK tortured thousands to flying the Argentine Dirty War butchers up to Honduras to train Somozista [...]
mojada commented on the blog post Police use Taser on unarmed, nude child with autism wandering on highway
We used to have a saying in my neighborhood when I was living in Mexico:
“When they need help, even atheists call on God before they call the police”.
The United States government has asserted that its security agencies have the legal right to not only secretly monitor the communications of every man, woman, and child on the planet, but to also legally assassinate anyone, anywhere, at any time. This is the policy of a corrupt, power-mad fascist state that in its quest for [...]
mojada commented on the diary post Kos: I can’t imagine President Barack Obama actually wants to cut Social Security by Synoia.
“Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that the state has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied”.
Sure am glad we ain’t us.
mojada commented on the diary post MENA Mashup: Jubhat al-Nusra, Iraq, Libya, Syria, And, Our Failed FP by CTuttle.
A useful tool for decades, Saddam had begun to disobey. He had committed the one supreme, unforgivable transgression. What, o what should the Godfather do? Can’t just whack him; majority Shia Iraq will bond with Shia Iran. The Godfather decides on a solution: destroy the place. Pulverize basic infrastructure. No electricity, no medicine, DU everywhere, [...]
mojada commented on the diary post North Korea puts its armed forces on a war footing by David Seaton.
Yes, the Northern militarists did start the war. But that doesn’t let America off the hook for where we find ourselves today, nor did it justify America’s military tactics during the war itself. Just like the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, which rose as the result of one more US mass-murder campaign directed against yet another [...]
The US is a capitalist nation. Most people think that democracy is compatible with capitalism and that democracy can actually exist within a capitalist society. It can’t. Capitalism mandates that all major societal institutions be under the control of immoral oligarchs. Until these institutions are under the popular control of participants and communities, it’s pointless [...]
Meet the new Pope, same as the old Pope. A liberation theologist becoming Pope is about as likely as an anti-war socialist being elected president of the United States. Both jobs involve telling lies, robbing people blind, and being comfortable making decisions that result in the deaths of innocent people. Decent human beings need not [...]
mojada commented on the diary post US Still Fighting Liberation Theology: Wikileaks Revelations by wendydavis.
Nice work, wendydavis. Rec’d. The first detailed account I’ve found (in English) of Washington’s war against the Catholic Liberation Theology movement and its “preferential option for the poor” in Latin America was “Cry of the People: The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America”, by Penny Lernoux, published in 1977. The threat posed by LT [...]
The Mad Farmer Liberation Front
by Wendell Berry
Love the quick profit, the annual raise,
vacation with pay. Want more
of everything ready-made. Be afraid
to know your neighbors and to die.
And you will have a window in your head.
Not even your future will be a mystery
any more. Your mind will be punched in a card
and shut away in a little drawer.
When they want you to buy something
they will call you. When they want you
to die for profit they will let you know.
So, friends, every day do something
that won’t compute. Love the Lord.
Love the world. Work for nothing.
Take all that you have and be poor.
Love someone who does not deserve it.
Denounce the government and embrace
the flag. Hope to live in that free
republic for which it stands.
Give your approval to all you cannot
understand. Praise ignorance, for what man
has not encountered he has not destroyed.
Ask the questions that have no answers.
Invest in the millenium. Plant sequoias.
Say that your main crop is the forest
that you did not plant,
that you will not live to harvest.
Say that the leaves are harvested
when they have rotted into the mold.
Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.
Put your faith in the two inches of humus
that will build under the trees
every thousand years.
Listen to carrion – put your ear
close, and hear the faint chattering
of the songs that are to come.
Expect the end of the world. Laugh.
Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful
though you have considered all the facts.
So long as women do not go cheap
for power, please women more than men.
Ask yourself: Will this satisfy
a woman satisfied to bear a child?
Will this disturb the sleep
of a woman near to giving birth?
Go with your love to the fields.
Lie down in the shade. Rest your head
in her lap. Swear allegiance
to what is nighest your thoughts.
As soon as the generals and the politicos
can predict the motions of your mind,
lose it. Leave it as a sign
to mark the false trail, the way
you didn’t go. Be like the fox
who makes more tracks than necessary,
some in the wrong direction.
mojada commented on the blog post Late Night: More Cowbell! Erm, I Meant ‘Fluffy White Couch Dogs’!
Nothing deceptive about ‘em. Angels they certainly are.
mojada commented on the diary post Cornel West Explains Why He’s Bothered By Obama Taking The Oath On MLK’s Bible by marcospinelli.
Today is a federal holiday in the United States of Hypocrisy. It’s the day when we celebrate Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. And in time-honored American tradition we celebrated it by ignoring Dr King’s uncompromising anti-war advocacy, by mocking his committed stand against the use of violence, by rejecting his call to put an [...]
What’s the name of the newspaper? What are the names and backgrounds of those on the editorial board? Please explain how and why you concluded that the newspaper is “supportive of, or published by, the government”. More importantly, why do you dismiss this distinction as interchangeable and therefore irrelevant? Did you read it in Spanish [...]
Here’s exactly how it’s going to play out: by June 2014 Norm will be churning out desperate rants urging everyone everywhere to please please pretty please vote for another Wall St Democrat war criminal because the scary Republican monster from outer space might win and destroy us all.
You heard it here first.
mojada commented on the diary post Of Mythical Cliffs and Ceilings, of Predators and Fools by Ohio Barbarian.
Recommended. Every word.
And until the Lions decide to put an end to my 50 merciless years of heartbreak, may the Seahawks prevail.
The War Machine wants America’s children to learn an important lesson: it might take a village to raise a child, but it doesn’t matter if you to take out a child when you raze a village.
If you know any kids who haven’t had their ideological immunizations yet, vaccinate. Before it’s too late.
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