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.
First, here’s wishing a happy and healthy 2013 to Jane H. and everyone who makes FDL what it is: writers, journos, tech staff, posters, poets, scoopers, ranters, moderators, commenters…even Dem Party locksteppers. Sure, a small number of people here piss me off regular, but I ain’t special and hate don’t hack it. That shit’ll eat [...]
mojada commented on the diary post It’s terrible to kill kids in CT but fine to do it in Afghanistan and Palestine? by Jane Stillwater.
In yet one more display of breathtaking hypocrisy Chief Butcher Barack Obama whimpered his way through the obligatory White House response to the Connecticut killings. Unlike the worthless gook lives of the children he is responsible for murdering in Central Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East, it appears that this latest domestic massacre wasn’t [...]
mojada commented on the diary post ALERT: Kill-The-Gays Part Has NOT Been Removed from Ugandan Bill — and Could Reach the Ugandan President’s Desk Next Week by Phoenix Woman.
Given that the Obama administration has continued a long tradition of US assistance to the brutal Museveni dictatorship, dishing out millions in military aid (drones included) since 2011, this probably won’t end well. I suspect the bigots will be allowed to enact any laws they desire, provided they render proper allegiance to their American benefactors.
yw, greenwarrior, and thank YOU. “Hate is the darkness, that’s no good. And yet we’ve got to hate Fascists, and that’s considered perfectly all right. How is that possible? It’s because we hate them in the name of the light, I guess, whereas they hate only in the name of darkness. We hate hate itself, [...]
Barack Obama is the Pope of Hope with a serious case of Paramilitary Personality Disorder and a License to Kill your worthless anti-american ass and a License to Fill more motherfucking graves than he can count and a License to Drill Mother Earth to death cuz shit Lord she ain’t nothin’ but a goddamn frack-whore [...]
Nothing about what happened in Benghazi is surprising, complicated, or even interesting. Allow me. 1. Obama administration rains down cruise missiles, drone rockets, and laser-guided bombs on yet one more defenseless bunch of disobedient third-world gooks who won’t get with Washington’s program. 2. Surviving group of gooks grease a few members of the American transition [...]
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