Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Chris Hedges puts an obnoxious ignorant CBC commentator in his place. A reflection on the state of media in Canada and should give pause to Americans who think Canadians are naturally liberal and intelligent. CBC, I gather, now stands for Conservative Broadcasting Corporation.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
The Wisconsin State Capitol will soon be a place where guns are OK but copies of the constitution worn in the gallery and cameras are forbidden. We are now in the fascist twilight zone. "A new plan created by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) would allow guns in most of Wisconsin’s state Capitol, while most photos and video cameras would still be banned. Under the proposed new policy, the public would be allowed to carry concealed weapons into the Assembly viewing galleries, but existing rules barring the use of cameras (still shots and videos) would not be changed, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers would still be allowed to decide if guns are allowed in their individual offices."
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
The video from russblogger is entitled Elections Without Opposition is a Crime the others refer to the gradual ratcheting up of response to OWS across this country. The picket in Moscow occurs every Tuesday. The police have their own buses for hauling off demonstrators. I expect soon we will have similar arrangements in the future. As Lincoln Steffens said after his visit to Russia : " I've seen the future and it works." Americans are always slightly behind Russians in this respect. When they figure out that elections don't change anything we will see the next step.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
I would not normally even consider a republican for anything, however Buddy Roemer is a refreshing voice in a political desert. I say this knowing full well Stalin's observation, "It's not those who cast the votes that matter, it's those who count the votes." A factor they have taken to heart throughout the the country.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
If Serbians were an Arabic people seeking justice in say Libya or Egypt maybe the U.S. would be more helpful. Instead being Slavs in SE Europe they have to face KFOR on a daily basis while opposing the Albanian drug lords.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Inspirational music and video for living in an oligarchic kleptocracy.
Friday, October 14, 2011
The Occupy Movement will always run the risk of cooptation and distortion by the Oligarchic Kleptocracy which has always been a bipartisan effort. When the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Ron Paul, and Michael Bloomberg all profess some sympathy you know the old saying " The Elite will do anything for working people except get off their backs" is truer than ever.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Protests become more global. Russian communists (the real opposition) come out to the streets to mark the Yeltsin oppression. When I went there in 1998 it took a while for me to understand why most Russians didn't feel that IMF or World Bank "Help" was anything but..."
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Dr. Cornel West, Keith Olbermann, and Tavis Smiley coherently discuss the Occupy Movement. The same cannot be said of the republican party which is even more clueless than usual about the ramifications of this unfolding event. For some further enlightened commentary Naomi Klein: "If there is one thing I know, it is that the 1 percent loves a crisis. When people are panicked and desperate and no one seems to know what to do, that is the ideal time to push through their wish list of pro-corporate policies: privatizing education and social security, slashing public services, getting rid of the last constraints on corporate power. Amidst the economic crisis, this is happening the world over. And there is only one thing that can block this tactic, and fortunately, it’s a very big thing: the 99 percent. And that 99 percent is taking to the streets from Madison to Madrid to say “No. We will not pay for your crisis.” That slogan began in Italy in 2008. It ricocheted to Greece and France and Ireland and finally it has made its way to the square mile where the crisis began. “Why are they protesting?” ask the baffled pundits on TV. Meanwhile, the rest of the world asks: “What took you so long?” “We’ve been wondering when you were going to show up.” And most of all: “Welcome.”