December 12, 2007

Santa Sits it Out

Finally a campaign speech I WANT to hear. What will I get grandma? Oh my god the boss! There's just no TIME! I have so much running around to do! Bleh. Take a minute for this one...

Go to Adbusters and take a gander at this movement. I like it! Show those Black Friday despots you mean business. They have this great campaign if you're looking to put reason back into the season, and I don't mean pew.

And by that, I mean none of it. AMERIKA, YOU ARE NOW FREE TO SHOP ABOUT THE MALL. Except for being on the lookout for the occasional kook with a gun it's buy BUY BUY.

Merry Cashmas!

November 28, 2007

Dead Ringer: Say It Like It Is

"Armed Forces" is one of those things that can't be allowed anymore to be uttered in the news, advertisements or recruiting offices. No, the States of America do not have armed forces. They have killing ones.

To say "armed forces" is like saying the guns and bombs never go off. Like guns are part of the uniform, no more animated than a shoulder patch or medals. Rest assured, these are indeed organized, trained young men and women pointing their guns and targeting devices AT PEOPLE and their HOMES and just plain killing them.

I mean, that's the whole idea.

So the next time you hear "U.S. Armed Forces," try replacing it with this phrase: "U.S. Killing Forces." That's what they do. So, say it. Oh yeah, and pay up. That shit's expensive.

September 9, 2007

Free is Dead

There are movies everywhere on what do do with the mess we've made of Iraq. What's it look like over there without corporate TV filtering? Like killing fields and homeless desert people; very Nazi-esque I'm afraid. Hey don't take it from me. Hear it right from the mouths of 19-year olds if you must, but in this flick the soldiers talk.

From the Ground Truth website:

Hailed as "powerful" and "quietly unflinching," Patricia Foulkrod's searing documentary feature includes exclusive footage that will stir audiences. The filmmaker's subjects are patriotic young Americans - ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq - as they experience recruitment and training, combat, homecoming, and the struggle to reintegrate with families and communities. The terrible conflict in Iraq, depicted with ferocious honesty in the film, is a prelude for the even more challenging battles fought by the soldiers returning home – with personal demons, an uncomprehending public, and an indifferent government. As these battles take shape, each soldier becomes a new kind of hero, bearing witness and giving support to other veterans, and learning to fearlessly wield the most powerful weapon of all - the truth.

What gets me is nobody remembers we went over there to look for weapons, which, evidently we had, because we sure dropped 'em everywhere all over the place once we got there. And just today the government announced it dropped lethal bombs that killed people on the ground not proven to be terrorists with an un-manned aircraft. A drone. Killed by nobody - real blood and real, splintered bone blown all over desert sand but such clean clean kill from so far away. Weapons? Hey! OVER HERE! We have them!

So OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM evidently means free is dead. Because since we went in there are a LOT more dead Iraqi citizens each day since Saddam was ousted holed and hanged. We even use his old mansions and prisons to torture the citizens (I'm sorry, suspected terrorists) with different masks on.

Still, the pleasure of the beast in killing. It ain't about the weapons as far as I can tell. I mean, we didn't find them. So can we go home now? I am sickened by the ultimate insult and mockery in the military recruiting language I pay for through taxes on my income: "An Army of One." Yep. That seem to be the trouble here -- terrorism is coming home all right. These killer kids are taking home a million wars, and we only sent them off to one.

September 3, 2007

No More Support: When Buildings Fall

Enough is enough. Now they're kicking out $20,000 per new recruit as a sign-up bonus to get new bodies to run guns and drop bombs. That's some people's entire annual salaries, and that can't be right. What's more -- that's your money and my money they're dangling Minty carrots with!!!

That's right. Rich corporate bastard overlords of the Military Industrial Complex are using the common man's money to get his neighbor's kids shot dead somewhere else in the world. And they just sit at conference tables and on yachts. Testing their tech toys out on human flesh and whole cities. And dangle, dangle with a paycheck while you foot the whole bill.

Then they have the NERVE to make you feel guilty too.

Yes, Middle Eastern countries and many others make it mandatory to serve in the military, though I don't know how you can remotely call yourself democratic if you do so as a State. So whenever I see a yellow ribbon magnet (pink, blue whichever really) I think -- "YOU KNOW WHAT? I DO SUPPORT THE TROOPS!" Here's how: I picture myself at the last public event I went to, and where a dullard person asked me that insipid question to break some form of ice destiny forgot to make rock.

I pulled my pockets inside-out to show destitution. "Every time I pay may taxes, good citizen."

I don't support the War because I have my own mind. I will not kill another human being for the government, you, or anyone else simply because you call him enemy. Not mine! Yours. You want him dead? You do it, and not on my dime! And hell, I don't even know what support the troops means! They have Congress shipping them money all the time. What else do they need?

Comfort while they do a dirty man's deed?

Liberty and Freedom are words. Ideas. Show me them in your front yard. Show me them in makeshift prisons. Show me them at your job. The grocery store. On your cell phone bill each month. You see Liberty there? Even her statue groans holding up a torch and a heavy book. Freedom anywhere? Do you REALLY do what you want? Concepts for which people die. That's religion! Not State!

Have you seen Why We Fight yet? I highly suggest it, because an Empire is who you really support. Even in Star Wars I think that was the bad side. Here's the trailer:

It's a very balanced film that looks at our Empire and its standing armies, not the usual sensational CON stuff I find so entertainingly revealing. All through the film they ask that question to citizens. They all answer "freedom" of course. At the end (no spoilers), they ask a military veteran who was there on 9/11 (no no no silly - at the Pentagon -- under the other cup!) and whose life has been changed profoundly as a result. The movie ends with this soldier's answer, and you will never stop hearing it in your head if you truly, truly listen.

Then, look at the burned bodies again. Women. Children. Attacked while they sleep. And the smiling soldiers driving the machines and shooting the guns for the corporate suppliers of death.

Lockup ladies!

August 14, 2007

Have You Watched Zeitgeist Yet?

What does Christianity, 911 and The Federal Reserve have in common? Well watch this movie, and you tell me. Of course any dissenting view gets labeled as conspiracy, so watch out. Next they'll be calling you a terrorist. To the nay-sayers: where are the planes though? You got passports and fingerprints and DNA but not even a bit of metal? Is my skull THAT fireproof?

Must be to get through unwashed in all this brainbath.

July 31, 2007

Red, Blue and You

Fuck the whole thing about party. I am so sick of the ruse.

Country before party... that's the ticket. Red state blue state sounds so Dr. Suess anyway. Oh, these are Dems. Doze are Republicans over there. Well folks, we're all saps no mattter how you add it up cuz this Electoral College is a place you can never go to school. Another thing Empire we took right from Rome. Fall! Fall!

The founders appropriated the concept of electors from the Holy Roman Empire (962 - 1806). An elector was one of a number of princes of the various German states within the Holy Roman Empire who had a right to participate in the election of the German king (who generally was crowned as emperor). The term "college" (from the Latin collegium), refers to a body of persons that act as a unit, as in the college of cardinals who advise the Pope and vote in papal elections. In the early 1800's, the term "electoral college" came into general usage as the unofficial designation for the group of citizens selected to cast votes for President and Vice President. It was first written into Federal law in 1845, and today the term appears in 3 U.S.C. section 4, in the section heading and in the text as "college of electors." -- NARA website

And where oh where in the Constitution does it say that the President has to be a wealthy man BEFORE considering a run for election? Nowhere.

But that's the case. Screw you average blue. Blame the party. All this money for running, and what does it buy? Commercials? Gas? Buttons and banners? Media? Votes?


July 8, 2007

Here Are Ten People so Choose a Party

Call your local Board of Elections to see if you have to officially register to be Republican just to say "I want Ron Paul up front." Here's a guy who not only says it like it is, but does it too. I'm sorry comrades, but when the record speaks for a politician count me in.

No King, no Big Heaven, no Royalty elite -- and I'm sick to death of war. A third choice. Just can't do it in this on-off world.

So anyway I contact the local Elections Board to find out if Coke or Pepsi won't let me say I like Dr. Pepper the best of all. Turns out around here (I'm in North Carolina) , even though it's a primary election (yeah, that's right - the first step up many of a democratic action no-one ever decides to actually DO), it's all up to the other guys to let another in. The parties themselves can say yes or no to letting unaffilitated, registered voters into primaries to vote.

And goody for us, they both said fine. At least that's the state I'm in.