Friday, December 30, 2005



Nia (Purpose) To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness

I had the distinct privilege to see and hear Dr. Maulana Karenga this past Monday on the first day of Kwanzaa at the historic Freedom Theater in Philadelphia. Dr. Karenga visits Philadelphia annually and we have attended the Kwanzaa celebration sponsored by the local Kawaida organization that in previous years was held at Temple University for decades. Dr. Karenga’s lecture was both impressive and informative, as usual. The fifth principle of Kwanzaa is Nia, which is a Kiswahili word meaning purpose. The seven principles of Kwanzaa reflect a traditionally African orderly, spiritual and holistic progression of the values necessary for our transformation into a whole healthy and fully actualized people. Dr. Karenga always exhorts us to exemplify the best of what it means to be African in the world today, to do good, live Ma’at using the best of African culture both ancient and modern as a foundation to manifest excellence, personal and group actualization and transformation. Today’s principle Nia (purpose) reminds us that we must not live our lives in an unconscious or willy nilly fashion unmindful we indeed have a personal life purpose and mission. Our ancient African ancestors understood the universe was teleological a fancy word that means the universe was created with design, goals and purpose rather than a random happenstance or accident as postulated by the benighted Europeans. The Africans along the Nile Valley said the CREATOR established creation based upon Ma’at (Divine Order, Truth, Justice, Harmony, Equilibrium and Reciprocity). Notice the first component of Ma’at is DIVINE ORDER. Our ancestors understood just from observing nature and their surroundings that order and symmetry held sway, that chaos and confusion were not the norms. They in turn structured and ordered their lives, customs and communities in harmony with what they perceived and articulated as the spiritual blueprint for the universe. Kwanzaa is a modern reflection of this understanding. The principles begin with Umoja, Unity; the acknowledgment and comprehension the universe is an ordered related and interdependent whole and that for us to be in alignment and harmony with nature we too must have unity and cohesion. According to African cosmogony , after THE CREATOR established Ma’at, the Neters or support forces were created. In the Yoruba tradition they are referred to as the Orishas in other traditions they are called different names. Africans believe every soul that incarnates has a reason for coming, bringing gifts to share with the communty and a personal destiny to fulfill. Communities and nations are like people, they too have a purpose and destiny. So with the fifth principle of Kwanzaa, Nia we are reminded exactly what our collective calling is, to build and develop using our personal gifts, talents and abilities in a cohesive and communal fashion to grow and develop our communities in such a way we are restored to our traditional (whole, sane healthy and brilliant) greatness. Of course we use creativity, the blend of ingenuity, intuition and intelligence as the driving force to create and develop both ourselves our communities and the world!
We have an obligation to know ourselves, know what gifts and talents we have, know what our personal destiny is and to blend together with like minded conscious Africans to improve transform and remodel the world. If we don’t do it, it won’t get done. We live in challenging wonderful times, pregnant with opportunities to demonstrate our brilliance, resilience, genius and courage. What better way to become heroes and sheroes than to rescue the world from defilement, desecration and destruction at the hands of the psychopathic European ruling elites? Will it be easy? No! Will it entail risks and danger? Yes. But what great and noble work doesn’t? Are we capable, do we have the stuff necessary to do it? No question, no doubt about it! In many African cultures it is believed that before we incarnated, we made a promise to the CREATOR and ancestors to fulfill a specific destiny. Our mission and destiny are the reasons we are here! We have been promised aid and support, access to which resides within each one of us right now awaiting to be called upon and called forth. Everything else we need will be provided in great abundance. So the principle of Nia is a reminder of the agreement we made in the spirit realm, it is a call to actualize our innate potential and work collectively with Africans world wide but especially those near to us and in close proximity to do a great work; restore our people to our traditional greatness. African ethics, the promotion of good, good character and morality are the answer for the problems confronting the world today. Using them we can establish PEACE, JUSTICE just by living Ma’at. Ma’at is the antithesis of the Aryan dog eat dog predatory and cannibalistic values dominating the world today. As we continue to observe Kwanzaa let us comprehend its’ deeper meanings, make it our purpose to internalize the principles and use them to order and actualize our lives in a way that benefits us and the world.


Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Our Own Consciousness vs Propaganda

Our Own Consciousness vs Propaganda

“Why is it important to understand the techniques of propaganda and how they work? Because - tucked in places and designed in ways you might not notice, propaganda designers have been putting hidden messages into television commercials, news programs, magazine ads and more. These messages have been carefully designed to influence our opinions, emotions, attitudes and behavior. Their purpose is to persuade us to believe in something or to do something that we would not normally believe or do. Most importantly, these messages have been designed to benefit someone, and that someone may not be you! The techniques of propaganda are used every day, in the military, in the media, in advertising, in politics, and in all sorts of human relationships. It's not as easy as you might think to spot hidden messages. Propaganda designers know you are on your guard. To get around your guard, they don't put one message into a piece of propaganda - they put lots of messages into each piece! The more you know about propaganda techniques and how they work, the less likely it is that someone will sneak something by you!”

“Keep Thine Heart with all diligence for out of it flow the issues of life” Proverbs 4:23

Unlike totalitarian regimes where the ruling elites control the media and there are few if any other options other than the crude mind control apparatus of the state, AmeriKKKa’s mind control and psychological warfare techniques are more varied and subtle. In AmeriKKKa we have access to literally hundreds of channels, radio stations and publications spewing out propaganda messages hidden within the images, music, advertising, news, fake news and “entertainment” all designed to influence our thinking, beliefs and behavior. The goal of the propagandist and psy op specailists is to program our minds in such a way that we internalize their ideas, values and agenda but think it is our own ideation, thoughts and volition. This explains why at one time over seventy per cent of AmeriKKKans actually believed Saddam Hussein had WMD and was associated with 9-11! Why? Because the corporate media and Bu$h and Co kept pounding that message day and night, that Hussein and Iraq posed a dire and eminent threat to AmeriKKKa. Everyone in the Bu$h administration was involved in the charade even the one man in the cabal who had any real credibility, Colin Powell, which he immediately squandered by his shameful and disingenuous performance at the UN. Propaganda is all around us. Our psycho-social environment is permeated with it. AmeriKKKa boasts whole industries (advertising, PR, entertainment and news) that do noting but lie to us, trick us or play on our fears, inadequacies and hidden desires and fantasias. It is all part of a nefariously ingenious mind control process designed to make us outer directed and totally dependent upon the propagandists and psy op manipulators for our image of ourselves and our sense of reality! Thus far it has worked like a charm for them. The prime example is 9-11. They used that event which most thinking people realize could not have happened without at least some government involvement to further their own villainous agenda. Ponder this, only through overt propaganda, trickery and psychological manipulation could a man who went into the Air Reserves to escape going to Vietnam, who eventually went AWOL from his unit, be depicted as a “War President” and a fitting "Commander in Chief"!!
Propaganda, even the sophisticated brands employed by the ruling elites and the corporate media, Hollywood and Madison Avenue can be easily defused and countered simply by thinking for ourselves. Remember the goal of the propagandist is to trick us into accepting their “reality” as self- generated cogitation. Critical thinking counters propaganda every time. Why, because it is self-generated thought from within us and not outer induced mind control. Think of propaganda as hypnotism, where the psy op specailist plants suggestions, images, sounds and disinformation while we are in a relaxed, unsuspecting and receptive state. This is exactly what happens every time we watch television, listen to the radio , the iPod or read. But if we maintain an attitude of scepticism and critical thinking they cannot get to us as easily. If we think using our thought processes with our memories and discerning their patterns and how they operate we will be less susceptible to their tricknowlogy. If we refuse to turn our mind over to the programmers they cannot succeed. If we question everything, if we maintain a state of disbelief until we mull the information and meditate on what we are being told we will be less inclined to go for their okie-doke. For example the Native Americans know the white man can’t be trusted, so their experiences with Europeans should make them suspect the motives of whites in everything. Our history at the hands of Europeans should make us leery of just about everything they say. We know first hand about their depravity, their terrorism and torture. So there should be no doubt in our minds the US military and CIA are torturing the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. The Abu Ghraib pictures should not have surprised any black people. After Hurricane Katrina, can we doubt the cold-blooded heartlessness of Bu$h and his minions? Yes forgiveness comes into play but forgiveness doesn’t mean we are to be stupid! Guard your mind. The boxing referee tells the combatants, “protect yourself at all times”, so should we! Think thoughts, create and utter affirmations that allow yourself to discern the TRUTH of your life situations and what is going on around you. Visualize peace and work towards inner tranquility and allow that to radiate outward. Do not consume mass doses of media uncritically. Scrutinize and analyze everything you watch and read. Ask yourself, who does this benefit, why did they say that, why did they do that and this is true according to whom? Once you are satisfied with the answers your higher self and higher consciousness gives, proceed based upon this inner guidance rather than being outer directed by the advertisers, propagandists and psy op specialists. It is better to think for yourself using trial and error than totally accept someone else’s version reality and become their zombie.


Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Media Prostitutes

Media Prostitutes

“ 12/26/05 Washington Post -- -- President Bush has been summoning newspaper editors lately in an effort to prevent publication of stories he considers damaging to national security. The efforts have failed, but the rare White House sessions with the executive editors of The Washington Post and New York Times are an indication of how seriously the president takes the recent reporting that has raised questions about the administration's anti-terror tactics.”

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell

Revelations George W Bu$h met with newspaper editors of the papers of record for the ruling elites: The New York Times and Washington Post in an attempt to persuade them not to print stories critical or revelatory of the administration policies is not surprising at all. The fascists have set out to commandeer the media and make it a reflection of their warped megalomaniacal jingoist agenda. This tactic is not new. The ruling elites determined and plotted following WWII to infiltrate and influence media content under the auspices of a CIA program called Operation Mockingbird. The program started out targeting the major media outlets of the day, CBS, the Times and Washington Post and initiated a program of domestic and foreign propaganda and information manipulation. The CIA used the major media wire services and foreign corespondents as covert covers for their foreign agents in the field and paid newscasters and journalists to be shills for US policy and disinformation. The Bu$h administration’s pimping syndicated columnists like Armstrong Williams and creating fake news is nothing new. It is the norm. Perhaps this is why increasing numbers of AmeriKKKans seek their information from non “mainstream” sources. Folks know they are being lied to and they choose not to allow the media to urinate on them and accept their report it is raining. Many are making the switch to sources such as short wave radio, the Internet or satellite television that has access to foreign news reports. In the US today there is almost no such thing as a free press. The media is big business and as such has a vested interest in partnering with the policy makers, deal executors and shot callers in the government. Unfortunately the roles have now been reversed. Under US corporatist fascism the telecommunications industry, the military industrial complex banking and pharmaceutical industries rule the roost through their lobbyists and direct graft and corruption as the ongoing Abramoff investigations are revealing. The ever widening net of that investigation threatens to expose just how widespread corruption is in Washington.
What does all this mean for us? It means we can not trust the media. It means we should be ever vigilant, critical and skeptical of everything we see, hear and read even in media whose worldview and philosophy we might share. Check and double check everything. Don’t take anything for granted. The medium may be neutral but the message is not. For example we can readily see the fascism of Fox News but media like PBS and C-Span are being manipulated by the NeoConmen and brought into their ideological orbit. Originally the C-Span cable channel was designed to show the world how the AmeriKKKan legislative process worked and carry public interest events, town meetings and lectures etc. Now, with the exception of Congressional and Senate business, most of the content and coverage is right wing drivel by the usual right leaning Think Tanks, newspapers, organizations and individuals. Rarely if ever do you see anything left of center or genuinely African centered like an anti-war discussion or an alternative analysis of world events covered on C-Span. I discovered their bias first hand in June of 2002 when I attended a 9-11 conference held at the Press Club in Washington D.C., a place C-Span worked out of on a routine basis. I was told by the conference organizers C-Span would cover the event which would have been a monumental service to the country and world if they had done so. But due to the controversial nature of the conference, it was asking probing and critical questions about the government’s version of 9-11 (this was before the Kean Cover Up Commission was empaneled) no major media was there except for Vanity Fair Magazine. C-Span was nowhere to be found and at that time except for Capital Hill telecasts, numerous C-Span broadcasts originated from the Press Club!
Even the black press should be suspect. The black press has long abandoned its role as an advocate for the masses. There are very few newspapers in existence today whose editorial philosophy matches the hard hitting pioneering black papers like Freedom’s Journal, The North Star or the old Chicago Defender. For the most part the black newspapers are mere beggars pleading at the gate for corporate alms in the form of advertising and validation. As such, many are reluctant to print anything that might be construed as anti-corporatist or critical of the government as foul as it is. What the publishers don’t realize is, the major corporations don’t respect African people nor do they believe they need to advertise in the black media to get blacks to buy their products. So the Negro publishers continue begging and pleading and obediently toeing the party line in the vein hope they will get some crumbs from Massa’s table. Except for papers like New York Daily Challenge, The San Francisco Bay View or Palm Beach Gazette most so called black papers miss the mark as far as advocacy journalism so badly it’s a shame. Black radio? Faget aboutit! The politics of advertising make black radio even more impotent than the print media. At least there are numerous radical papers, publications and Websites that tell our story, speak TRUTH to power and keep us informed about what is happening in our community, Africa and around the world; there are very few black owned radio stations standing up for truth on a daily basis. The owners feel they can’t afford to because they have to compete with media conglomerates like Clear Channel and Infinity for ad dollars. They are in a life and death struggle to survive even if they have a successful and popular format! As George Orwell succinctly stated “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” Alas it is becoming more and more evident the revolution will not be televised.


Saturday, December 24, 2005

PEACE on Earth Begins Within

Peace on Earth begins Within

“In the old African belief, as depicted by the Egyptians on wall paintings and scrolls that have survived desecration, was a scene of judgement day. In it stand the spirit of the deceased calmly watching as symbolically his heart is placed on the balance of the scale opposite a feather. The feather is the ancient hieroglyphic symbol of truth! Therein was the standard which was necessary for anyone to achieve everlasting life in the here-after. If one were true to the Earth around him, true to the people who stood before him and had passed before him, and true to himself and the god that dwelt within, only the righteous way of life could prevail.” J Asar Jubal Black Truth page 232

It’s supremely ironic that as the West prepares to celebrate the Christ Mass supposedly acknowledging the birth of their messiah who according to their scriptures is the champion of truth, justice righteousness and the Prince of Peace, AmeriKKKa led by a self professed “born again” evangelical Christian is waging unrepentant war on the world. To make matters worse his wars are based upon lies, deception, skulduggery and treasonous actions! Here on the day before the date ascribed to the birth of Yeshua Ben Joseph (misnamed Jesus by the Romans) the cold blooded warmongers are scrambling to justify yet another unlawful act domestic spying on AmeriKKKan citizens. Christmas is supposedly a time of peace and joy, a time of celebration because of the reconciliation between the ONE and all creation. Of course the notion that we are somehow separated and estranged from the very source of our being is a reflection of the warped mentality of the leaders of Western religion and culture. It is a symptom of their deep-seated psychic alienation from themselves, nature and the rest of humanity. We can discern this alienation and estrangement int heir behavior towards their own kind, thousands of years of continuous internecine warfare pillage and plunder that they exported around the world in every place they set foot on planet Earth. Another irony is that this rapine, looting, plunder and murder were done in the name of their god and the very Messiah, this Prince of Peace they claim to worship. These barbarians who used to howl at the moon and cannibalize their young (especially their female young) and eat their dead have the audacity to depict themselves as civilizers, bringers of freedom and enlightenment. They have forced this delusional self-image on the world at gun point, deceit and economic thuggery. They have even corrupted the season, high jacking it from one of supposed religious significance to one of crass materialism, consumerism and debauchery.
But the good news is TRUTH never sleeps, Ma’at has been enthroned in the universe by THE ONE since day one and in due time the UNIVERSAL SOUL’s message will resonate to all its offspring despite the illusions and deceptions perpetrated by those whose calcified pineal glands prevent them from hearing the still small voice within them. THE UNIVERSAL SOUL’s message is urging, prompting and guiding us back to THE SOURCE in which we live move and have our being. This SOURCE is not outside ourselves or alien to us. Because it is, we exist. The animating life force that pulsates throughout our being contains energy, intelligence and varying frequencies of consciousness that we can tap into at any time we choose. Truth is available to us today, right now, if we only seek it. PEACE is available and immanent if we seek it. SERENITY is closer that our very skin if we really desire it, it will materialize. POWER is already here all we have to do is tap into it and allow it to guide us along the PATH to THE WAY. On this day, with so many messages urging us to be outer directed, turn within, discover the real you discover the KINGDOM of GOD within you. Let it lead and guide you. Fear nothing for the ignorant and the foolish have no power over you once you tap into THE SOURCE. On this day, turn from ignorance and the worship of the material and embrace SPIRIT. The world may not change but everything will be different and you will be too. Discover the peace that was meant to be. The CREATOR has a MASTER PLAN, PEACE and HAPPINESS for every one. Experience and enjoy!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Precedents For Domestic Spy Abuse

Precedents of Domestic Spy Abuses

“The FBI has also conduced hundreds of warrantless surreptitious entries -- break-ins -- during the past twenty-five years. Often these entries were conducted to install electronic listening devices, at other times they involved physical searches for information. The widespread use of warrantless surreptitious entries against both foreign and domestic targets was terminated by the Bureau in 1966 but the FBI has occasionally made such entries against foreign targets in more recent years. All of these techniques have been turned against American citizens its well as against certain foreign targets. On the theory that the executive's responsibility in the area of 'national security' and 'foreign intelligence' justified their use without the need of judicial supervision, the intelligence community believed it was free to direct these techniques against individuals and organizations whom it believed threatened the country's security. The standards governing the use of these techniques have been imprecise and susceptible to expansive interpretation and in the absence of any judicial check on the application of these vague standards to particular cases. it was relatively easy for intelligence agencies and their superiors to extend them to many cases where they were clearly inappropriate. Lax internal controls on the use of some of these techniques compounded the problem. These intrusive techniques by their very nature invaded the private communications and activities both of the individuals they were directed against and of the persons, with whom the targets communicated or associated. Consequently. they provided the means by which all types of information -- including personal and political information totally unrelated to any legitimate governmental objective -- were collected and in some cases disseminated to the highest levels of the government.” Intelligence Activities and The Rights of America Book II page 6 (Select Committee to Study Government Operations With Respect to Intelligence Activities)

George W Bu$h ordering the National Security Agency to spy on AmeriKKKan citizens without court oversight or warrants is nothing new. The history of AmeriKKKa the myths, lies and propaganda not withstanding, is replete with examples of crass oppression and invasion of privacy. In 1976 the US Senate finalized its report on the abuses of intelligence agencies against US citizens. Do a search on the Internet on the Church and Rockefeller Reports and read the straightforward findings and conclusions. The Church report was released twenty-nine years ago following the blatant abuses of the Military, FBI and CIA during the Johnson and Nixon administrations. As a result of these reports, the Congress nominally reigned in and put “limits” on the FBI and CIA to curb the domestic and the operative word here is domestic abuses they found. However the reality is the FBI and CIA were spanked with a cotton ball and sent on their merry way to conduct business as usual. The Congress did not cut the budgets of the FBI or CIA nor any of the other alphabet intelligence organizations like the NSA National Security Council (NSC) National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) the satellite and aerial overhead intelligence gathering agency or any of the others. The FBI and CIA merely transformed and reinvented themselves to meet the minimal standards laid out by Congress. Keep in mind the only reason the Congress investigated the FBI and CIA at all was because of the tumultuous times, the virulent anti-draft and anti-war movements and the unrest due to the Black Power, Indian Rights, Welfare Rights, Migrant Worker and militant organized labor movements. Once the war ended, the system resiliently moved to co-opt the opposition and restore the status quo. While they were doing that, they were simultaneously moving to undermine the notion of democracy and civil liberties and move the nation to a more fascist footing. The Reagan-Bu$h years ushered in hard core right wing domestic and international imperialist agendas. It was these administrations who preemptively invaded Grenada and Panama , who were the culprits behind the Iran-Contra scandal, who created Islamic Jihadists like Osama bin-Laden, who were behind the massive drug trafficking and money laundering enterprises that accompanied Iran-Contra who set the stage for much of what we see going on in the current Bu$h administration today. Dubeyah is not the first, he is the latest and worse abuser thus far. The Church Committee revealed widespread abuses going back several decades, “Too many people have been spied upon by too many Government agencies and too much information has been collected. The Government has often undertaken the secret surveillance of citizens on the basis of their political beliefs, even when those beliefs posed no threat of violence or illegal acts on behalf of a hostile foreign power. The Government, operating primarily through secret informants, but also using other intrusive techniques such as wiretaps, microphone "bugs" surreptitious mail opening, and break-ins, has swept in vast amounts of information about the personal lives, views, and associations of American citizens. Investigations of groups deemed potentially dangerous -- and even of groups suspected of associating with potentially dangerous organizations -- have continued for decades, despite the fact that those groups did not engage in unlawful activity. Groups and individuals have been harassed and disrupted because of their political views and their lifestyles. Investigations have been based upon vague standards whose breadth made excessive collection inevitable. Unsavory and vicious tactics have been employed -- including anonymous attempts to break up marriages, disrupt meetings, ostracize persons from their professions, and provoke target groups into rivalries that might result in deaths. Intelligence agencies have served the political and personal objectives of presidents and other high officials. While the agencies often committed excesses in response to pressure from high officials in the Executive branch and Congress, they also occasionally initiated improper activities and then concealed them from officials whom they had a duty to inform. Governmental officials -- including those whose principal duty is to enforce the law --have violated or ignored the law over long periods of time and have advocated and defended their right to break the law. The Constitutional system of checks and balances has not adequately controlled intelligence activities. Until recently the Executive branch has neither delineated the scope of permissible activities nor established procedures for supervising intelligence agencies. Congress has failed to exercise sufficient oversight, seldom questioning the use to which its appropriations were being put. Most domestic intelligence issues have not reached the courts, and in those cases when they have reached the courts, the judiciary has been reluctant to grapple with them.” Looking at the scope of abuses the report found, “United States intelligence agencies have investigated a vast number of American citizens and domestic organizations. FBI headquarters alone has developed over 500,000 domestic intelligence files, 11 and these have been augmented by additional files at FBI Field Offices. The FBI opened 65,000 of these domestic intelligence files in 1972 alone. 12 In fact, substantially more individuals and groups are subject to intelligence scrutiny than the number of files would appear to indicate, since typically, each domestic intelligence file contains information on more than one individual or group, and this information is readily retrievable through the FBI General Name Index. The number of Americans and domestic groups caught in the domestic intelligence net is further illustrated by the following statistics:

-- Nearly a quarter of a million first class letters were opened and photographed in the United States by the CIA between 1953-1973, producing a CIA computerized index of nearly one and one-half million names. 13

-- At least 130,000 first class letters were opened and photographed by the FBI between 1940-1966 in eight U.S. cities. 14

-- Some 300,000 individuals were indexed in a CIA computer system and separate files were created on approximately 7,200 Americans and over 100 domestic groups during the course of CIA's Operation CHAOS (1967-1973). 15

-- Millions of private telegrams sent from, to, or through the United States were obtained by the National Security Agency from 1947 to 1975 under a secret arrangement with three United States telegraph companies. 16

-- An estimated 100,000 Americans were the subjects of United States Army intelligence files created between the mid 1960's and 1971. 17

-- Intelligence files on more than 11,000 individuals and groups were created by the Internal Revenue Service between 1969 and 1973 and tax investigations were started on the basis of political rather than tax criteria. 18

-- At least 26,000 individuals were at one point catalogued on an FBI list of persons to be rounded up in the event of a "national emergency ” So you see AmeriKKKa has along pattern and history of “intelligence” abuses. And that was written in 1976!
From 2001 to 2005 Bu$h has taken it further by using the NSA a highly sophisticated technological agency to spy on AmeriKKKans without a prior warrant or FISA court oversight. What is even more alarming is the Bu$h administration is packed with retreads from the Reagan-Bu$h Iran-Contra era as well as a new jack bred of fascists hellbent on turning AmeriKKKa into a modern version of Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia. They have no reservations about shredding the US Constitution or Bill of Rights. In addition to rigged elections, the lies to start wars, corporatist cronyism and corruption now Joe and Jane Sixpack are being subjected to warrantless surveillance and massive abridgement of their civil rights and privacy. The key question now is, what are the people going to do about it? What action are the people going to demand their elected representatives take? Only one of two things will happen, Congress will finally find the backbone to assert itself and Bu$h and Co. will be investigated and punished or the Nazification of AmeriKKKa will accelerate unabated.


Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The AmeriKKKan Police State Returns

The AmeriKKKan Police State Returns

“COINTELPRO and Operation CHAOS went beyond wiretapping, bugging, and burglarizing the offices and homes of those opposed to Johnson and Nixon and the Vietnam War. “In 1968, the CIA’s various domestic programs were consolidated and expanded under the name Operation CHAOS. When Richard Nixon became president the following year, his administration drafted the Huston Plan, which called for even greater operations against ’subversives,’ including wiretapping, break-ins, mail-opening, no-knock searches and ’selective assassinations,’” writes Mark Zepezauer. In regard to the American Indian Movement and the Black Panthers, the FBI and CIA (and DIA) ‘conducted a full-fledged counterinsurgency war, complete with death squads, disappearances and assassinations, recalling Guatemala in more recent years,’ writes Paul Wolf. As it turns out, the FBI employed reactionary fascists (not much different than those used in Guatemala or El Salvador) to liquidate the opposition. ‘Despite tens of thousands of pages of documentary evidence, the idea that the Bureau would utilize private right-wing operatives and terrorists is a chilling, alien concept to most Americans. Nevertheless, the FBI has financed, organized, and supplied arms to right-wing groups that carried out fire-bombings, burglaries, and shootings.’”- 12-19-05

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” - US Colonists’ Declaration of Independence 1776

It is clear the United States of AmeriKKKa has descended into a moral abyss that will be its’ ruination as the megalomaniacal depravity of the ruling elites and their stooges like George W Bush force their New World Order agenda upon the gullible masses. Joe and Jane Sixpack suffer from what I call the “ostrich syndrome”. They’ve stuck their heads into the proverbial sand pretending not to know what they know; that AmeriKKKa long ago ceased to be (it never really was) the country they were brainwashed to believe it is. As long as they could sprint merrily on the consumer treadmill exhausting themselves for the trinkets this culture promotes and the resulting illusions it creates, they were cool. But now the treadmill is decelerating and it is becoming more and more obvious the glitter and blink (as in blink and it’s gone) are fading along with their middle class lifestyles and materialism they are fatuously pursuing. The psychopathic ruling elites have now turned on the AmeriKKKan people. It’s not enough they are sending AmeriKKKa’s young to debilitating wars based on horrible lies, nor is it sufficient the Bu$h administration has thoroughly demonstrated itself to be at best totally incompetent and at worst woefully malfeasant and treacherous. 9-11 was not the result of “intelligence failures”. How can your intelligence services fail when they are warned repeatedly ahead of time by their peers from Germany, France, Russia, Israel, Morocco and Egypt?! Bu$h's own CIA Daily Presidential Briefing warned him about a pending “attack” on AmeriKKKan soil! Bu$H has not found the main patsy he and the media blamed for 9-11, Osama bin-Laden. Not one word has been uttered about bin-Laden by Bu$h in almost three years There were no WMD in Iraq there was no connection between Al Qaeda (an invention of the CIA and US media) and Saddam Hussein and there was no need for the massive shift to a domestic police state by the Bu$h administration. Last week the corporate media floated their trial balloon “revealing” George W. Bu$h authorized the National Security Agency (NSA) to turn its Echelon global electronic spy apparatus on specific AmeriKKKans without prior court approval The corporate press is now also disclosing the Pentagon and Defense Department have been spying on AmeriKKKan anti-war protesters and demonstrators since the start of Bu$h’s imperial overreach. You can bet your bottom dollar the FBI has also been using its Carnivore spy system to keep tabs on dissidents, outspoken war critics and opponents of the New World Order. Funny, if all this spying was available prior to 9-11 why didn't they pick up the pending "attack"? Perhaps they didn't want to or were told to stand down!!
Face it, AmeriKKKa is a fascist police state. Bu$h and the NeoCon/corporate media hydra have employed fear, intimidation and coercion to get their way, which is to turn AmeriKKKa into a police state. Not the bootjack fascism of 1930's Germany, Japan or Italy experienced but a more subtle, pervasive conditioning using “terrorism” like the US used “communism” to frighten, threaten and browbeat AmeriKKKa into a permanent war footing from the 1940's on. With the collapse of the Soviet Union the military-industrial-political machine needed a new enemy, a new threat to justify their warmongering and imperialist expansion. With its creation of militant Islamic fanaticism they had their patsy. Especailly since many of the oil rich regions are controlled by Muslims. But as gullible as most AmeriKKKans are, the ruling elites still couldn’t risk too much dissent and critical thinking. So they dusted off the old COINTELPRO, Operation Chaos domestic counterinsurgency initiatives, but this time George W. Bu$h has gone even further. Why would a US president illegally order the government to spy on 10,000 AmeriKKKan citizens? What does he fear? Perhaps it is the righteous indignation of a nation who realizes its leaders are lying sociopaths. Perhaps Bu$h fears the people might actually read the US Declaration of Independence and discern the glaring similarities between the reasons the thirteen colonies broke away from England and the conditions’ George W Bu$h and his merry band of thieves, rogues and warmongers have foisted upon the AmeriKKKan people today. Read it for yourself, then ask yourself whether or not the words are relevant today, Ask yourself whether or not the words in that document mirror in any way, the situation you are facing today? “When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:

For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing taxes on us without our consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:

For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:

For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:

For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:

For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of the head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.
We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levey war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”
If you see no similarities whatsoever, go back to the television, go back to sleep or stick your head back into the sand. Sooner or later someone will come along and stick their jack booted foot into your comatose, stupid behind. But by then, if the ruling elites have their way, it will be too late to alter the situation.


Sunday, December 18, 2005

Fascists Float ANother Trial Balloon To See How We'll React

Fascists Float Another Trial Balloon To See How We’ll React

“The NSA eavesdrops on billions of communications worldwide. Although the NSA is barred from domestic spying, it can get warrants issued with the permission of a special court called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court. The court is set up specifically to issue warrants allowing wiretapping on domestic soil.
'Sad day' After hearing Bush's response, Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin, said there was no law allowing the president's actions and that ‘it's a sad day.’ ‘He's trying to claim somehow that the authorization for the Afghanistan attack after 9/11 permitted this, and that's just absurd,’ Feingold said. ‘There's not a single senator or member of Congress who thought we were authorizing wiretaps.’ He added that the law clearly lays out how to obtain permission for wiretaps.” 12-17-05

The New York Times, Washington Post two of the main papers of record for the ruling elites recently carried stories revealing George W Bu$h authorized and ordered the National Security Agency to spy domestically on AmeriKKKan citizens. During his weekly propaganda op which was carried live over national television, Bu$h even admitted authorizing electronic surveillance which is clearly against the law. The fact the mass media reported it at all is a little fishy to me. I suspect it is another trial balloon. A trial balloon is a item or issue put out in the public to see if the masses are paying attention and to ascertain our reaction to whatever is said. For example Bu$h’s admission he authorized illegal surveillance on AmeriKKKan citizens should have produced howls of protest, indignation and anger from both sides of the Eurocentric political spectrum. Alas Joe and Jane Sixpack are too engrossed in shopping, weekly football pools, the latest fads, gizmos and gadgets to fully comprehend what Bu$h’s actions mean in light of his bogus War on Terror and its intentional whittling away of their civil liberties and rights. Coincidentally, the notorious PATRIOT ACT is up for renewal just as the media reveals Bu$h’s secret orders to invade the privacy of AmeriKKKa supposedly with ties to the organization more and more astute people suspect is really a CIA front, Al Qaeda. The trial balloon may actually be Bu$h’s absurd claim the media put AmeriKKKa a risk by reporting his ordering of the surveillance!! Perhaps his goals are more secrecy and suppression? Oddly the AmeriKKKan people are slow (as in comatose) to react. The Internet has been abuzz about the National Security Agency’s training of its global Echelon electronic spy system on the AmeriKKKan public. We learn this around the same time we learned the Bu$h administration is keeping tabs on over 10,000 AmeriKKKans whose political views are contrary to those of the Emperor himself.
An article in the Capital Hill Blue dated 11-08-05 disclosed the existence of the Bu$h administration’s list of dissidents and perceived enemies were far more extensive than the ones kept by Richard M Nixon or Bill Clinton during their years in the White House. Nixon as many know was president during the extremely unpopular war in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia Laos and Thailand) was being conducted by Democrats and Republicans alike under the egis of anti-communism, the forerunner of today’s war on terrorism. It was another scam using the threat of “global communism” to fuel the politicians and military- industrial complexes’ payday and attempt to establish a permanent war mentality and status in AmeriKKKa. The Capital Hill Blue article stated, “Spurred by paranoia and aided by the USA Patriot Act, the Bush Administration has compiled dossiers on more than 10,000 Americans it considers political enemies and uses those files to wage war on those who disagree with its policies. The ‘enemies list’ dates back to Bush’s days as governor of Texas and can be accessed by senior administration officials in an instant for use in campaigns to discredit those who speak out against administration policies or acts of the President. The computerized files include intimate personal details on members of Congress; high-ranking local, state and federal officials; prominent media figures and ordinary citizens who may, at one time or another, have spoken out against the President or Administration...White House insiders tell disturbing tales of invasion of privacy, abuse of government power and use of expanded authority under the USA Patriot Act to dig into the personal lives of anyone the administration deems an enemy of the state. Those on the list include former Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife, former covert CIA operative Valarie Plame, along with filmmaker and administration critic Michael Moore, Senators like California’s Barbara Boxer, media figures like liberal writer Joe Conason and left-wing bloggers like Markos Moulitsas Zúniga (the Daily Kos) and Ana Marie Cox (Wonkette).”
What we are seeing is a return to a bunker mentality of “us versus them” meaning the White House against the public; replete with the wholesale abuses of the FBI’s COINTELPRO and the CIA’s Operation Chaos of the late ‘60's and early ‘70's. Of course as Africans in AmeriKKKa we have always been subjected to state sanctioned surveillance, vigilante law, terrorism and violence. It’s just that post 9-11, working class Joe and Jane Sixpack white folks have been targeted by the ruling oligarchy who are hellbent on turning AmeriKKKa into a police state patterned after “Big Brother” in George Orwell’s 1984. The NSA is a super secret operation. No one knows their true budget but what is known is Echelon, is a global system used to eavesdrop, track and record all electronic transmissions, radio signals, television, E-mail and telephone calls all over the world. This is done in conjunction and cooperation with several other countries, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia. Bu$h has illegally ordered the NSA to train its spy system on US citizens. Under orders of a sociopath like Bu$h there is no telling the extent of abuses his orders will facilitate. If you want to see how previous administrations abused COINTELPRO and Operation Chaos, do a Web search on the Church Commission and Rockefeller Commission reports on Intelligence Abuses. The information will shock those of you who have internalized the myths about AmeriKKKa being a beacon and bastian of freedom, personal privacy and civil liberties. A trial balloon is being sent up to see just how vigorously folks will react to Bu$h’s orders; which by the way are impeachable offenses. If nothing happens or there is only a small pop on the radar screen, the ruling elites will accelerate their plans to turn AmeriKKKa into a police state. While it may not do a whole lot of good, write, FAX or E-mail your US Congressmen and Senators and local newspapers, let them know how outraged you are at Bu$h’s invasion of your privacy. The legislators are about to break for the holidays so give them something to think about as they return to their home districts. If you fail to take action on this, one day a knock on your door will be a fascist goon coming to take you to a gulag torture site or internment camp.


Friday, December 16, 2005

The Dummmying Down of AmeriKKKa is Almost Complete

The Dummying Down of AmeriKKKa is Almost Complete

“The average American college graduate's literacy in English declined significantly over the past decade, according to results of a nationwide test released yesterday. The National Assessment of Adult Literacy, given in 2003 by the Department of Education, is the nation's most important test of how well adult Americans can read. The test also found steep declines in the English literacy of Hispanics in the United States, and significant increases among blacks and Asians. When the test was last administered, in 1992, 40 percent of the nation's college graduates scored at the proficient level, meaning that they were able to read lengthy, complex English texts and draw complicated inferences. But on the 2003 test, only 31 percent of the graduates demonstrated those high-level skills. There were 26.4 million college graduates. The college graduates who in 2003 failed to demonstrate proficiency included 53 percent who scored at the intermediate level and 14 percent who scored at the basic level, meaning they could read and understand short, commonplace prose texts.” New York Times 12-16-05

An article in the New York Times dated December 16, 2005 caught my attention. The headline read Literacy Falls for Graduates From College, Testing Finds. The article stated The National Assessment of Adult Literacy given in 2003 by the US Department of Education revealed a decline in reading proficiency by Hispanics and an increase by Africans in AmeriKKKa and Asians. Later the article states, “ When the test was last administered, in 1992, 40 percent of the nation's college graduates scored at the proficient level, meaning that they were able to read lengthy, complex English texts and draw complicated inferences. But on the 2003 test, only 31 percent of the graduates demonstrated those high-level skills. There were 26.4 million college graduates. The college graduates who in 2003 failed to demonstrate proficiency included 53 percent who scored at the intermediate level and 14 percent who scored at the basic level, meaning they could read and understand short, commonplace prose texts.” Keep in mind this is a test of college and university trained graduates. This means that after spending huge sums of money, going into debt that it will take years to climb out of, an increasing number of college graduates cannot demonstrate a high level of reading proficiency! These results raise cogent questions about the quality of both the US educational system and US collegiate education and the quality of students they are producing. In my view the elementary, secondary and post secondary educational systems in this country are failing and our people are being deliberately dummied down. The Times article offers a rationale for the alarming test results, “ Grover J. Whitehurst, director of an institute within the Department of Education that helped to oversee the test, said he believed that the literacy of college graduates had dropped because a rising number of young Americans in recent years had spent their free time watching television and surfing the Internet. ‘We're seeing substantial declines in reading for pleasure, and it's showing up in our literacy levels’ he said.”
Ironically my wife harangued me to attend our local PTA holiday meeting Tuesday evening. We do not have any children in the school system, our adopted son is 31 years old and on his own. We endorse the PTA’s efforts to support the school and their program. My wife, a former educator with over thirty years middle school teaching experience made an attractive display table with children’s books and arranged for a drawing. Each person that signed in received a number and the tickets were placed in a bag and drawn near the end of the program. The parent or child could go to the table and pick a book of their choice. When we got home after the meeting my wife asked me how I thought it went. I told her it appeared to me the PTA was not used to anything like what she did because during the meeting the agenda focused on rewarding children with pizza parties, having a basketball fund raiser, everything but supporting the reading initiative the PTA and school were sponsoring.
Reading is fundamental. Reading offers a vista to a whole universe of ideas, people places and events. If our college aged young people aren’t interested in reading, they can’t read proficiently or they get all their information and entertainment from the television, video games or iPod this nation is in deep doo doo. Perhaps the lack of reading proficiency of college graduates is a logical reason for the wholesale apathy of so many young people about world events. At a male mentoring program my fraternity sponsors, the young men who attended Wednesday night’s session knew very little about Stanley “Tookie” Williams and had a hard time articulating the pros and cons of capital punishment. These were high school students most were very bright and fairly articulate. Most shared they knew about Williams because they had seen the motion picture about him that starred Jamie Foxx or through recent news about his pending execution.
We need to promote increased reading in our community. If you are shopping for holiday gifts give books this year. If you are a parent, grandparent or mentor encourage your children to read. Read to them, get them hooked o books as well as all the gizmos and gadgets. There are books for every interest. Give them books on black people, there are countless biographies and autobiographies out there. In fact one of the brothers suggested our mentees read Reginald Lewis’ book Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun. To me these test results are alarming. It corroborates the results of several other tests in areas such as math and science that indicate AmeriKKKan education is failing. Our children are the ones suffering. This means, they will not be able to be productive in the global economy. We can easily solve this problem. We can encourage our young people to read at an early age, we can discuss the books they read with them. We can challenge them to think critically, ask questions, be inquisitive and become life long learners. The ruling elites need a dummied down comatose populous to blindly follow along ala Nazi Germany or what the fascist Neoconmen are attempting to do in AmeriKKKa. We can easily thwart them by reading more ourselves, thinking for ourselves and sharing ideas by writing and discussing the hot topics of the day. We can turn off the television, pick up a book and read, become a member of a library and take the kids with you and enjoy the world of books. In addition to the enjoyment you will discover in reading, you will become more intelligent, more well rounded and a more interesting person. And that’s a plus.


Thursday, December 15, 2005

AaameriKKKa Does Indeed Torture

Stop Lying, AmeriKKKa Does Torture

“We do not torture.”- George W Bu$h

In recent months AmeriKKKans have had to endure the pathetic spectacle of George W. Bu$h attempting to persuade the public torture and abuse aren’t the official policy of the United States government towards enemy combatants and those being detained in the myriad gulags around the world; as well as defend the indefensible, his invasion and occupation of Iraq. Poor Dubeyah, the stress of having to lie so much must really be getting to him. Back in November during a visit to Panama Bu$h responded to a question during a brief press appearance with Panamanian president Martin Torrijo by feebly attempting to sway people with a terse statement, “We do not torture.” By now no one believes poor little George. He is like the lad in the story about the boy how cried wolf and Pinochio; he has lost all credibility even if per chance he ever utters the truth no one will believe him! His low credibility is reflected in his abysmal approval ratings. The latest Zogby poll indicates Bu$h’s ratings are in the 30's. That means almost seventy per cent of the people disapprove of the job he is doing! Not even members of Congress or Senate believe him. Yesterday the US House of Representatives voted 308 to 122 to support wording to prevent dehumanizing degrading and cruel treatment. In today’s Washington Post, one of the preeminent cheerleaders for the NeoConmen’s agenda there is a story on the House vote. “The House gave strong support yesterday to a measure that would ban torture and limit interrogation tactics in U.S. detention facilities, agreeing with senators that Congress needs to set uniform guidelines for the treatment of prisoners in the war on terrorism. On a 308 to 122 vote, members of the House supported specific language proposed by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that would prohibit "cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment" of anyone in the custody of the U.S. government. Though lopsided, the vote was largely symbolic and does not put the language into law. The vote specifically instructed House negotiators to include McCain's language, word for word, in the fiscal 2006 defense appropriations bill, a decision that is not binding but carries significant political weight. The House also supported a McCain provision that would require officials in any Defense Department detention facility to follow the interrogation standards in the Army's field manual on interrogations. That manual is currently being revised. The vote sends a clear signal to the Bush administration that both chambers of Congress support the anti-torture legislation and want the government to adopt guidelines that aim to prevent damage to the U.S. image abroad. The White House has been aggressively pushing to create exceptions for CIA operatives and to water down McCain's language to keep it from limiting interrogators' options. But it appears that the administration and House Republican leaders lost some leverage yesterday. With the Senate's 90 to 9 vote in support of McCain's language earlier this year, both houses have presented veto-proof tallies to a White House that has vowed to strike down any bill that would limit the president's authority to wage the war on terrorism.” Obviously even the Post could not suppress the reality of what takes place on the floor of the US Congress.

One of the reasons Bu$h’s ratings are sooo low is because of the widespread exposure and exhibition of the horrific and degrading pictures of Abu Ghraib clearly showing AmeriKKKan soldiers and contractors abusing, belittling and degrading Iraqi prisoners. A picture is worth a thousand denials even when the denials are repeated twenty-four seven by the corporate mind control apparatus as part of the psychological warfare against Joe and Jane Sixpack. The fact there are cases in court trying to get more photos released is a clear indication even to the knuckle dragging Bible thumping dunderheads who think AmeriKKKa is on moral high ground with its occupation of Iraq and the War on Terrorism AmeriKKKa does inded torture. Were/are any Africans in AmeriKKKa shocked or surprised at the Abu Ghraib pictures? If so I suggest you visit and peruse the gruesome photos of lynching of black people during the twentieth century. AmeriKKKa tortures people every day! It is a form of torture to deliberately destroy people’s mind (menticide) through psychological warfare, disinformation and false advertisements. It is certainly torture to turn a blind eye and deaf ear to the suffering of the least of us. It is cruel and inhumane treatment for the government to give the super rich and corporations tax breaks while shredding the social safety nets of the working class, elderly, children and the poor! It is torture to drop white phosphoreus and napalm on innocent men, women and children like the US did in Fallujah! Here again the US denies doing that despite filmed evidence by an Italian television documentary indicating otherwise. George W Bu$h, the corporate media and the NeoConartists have lost all credibility. Nevertheless they keep trying or I should say lying. They’re like the guy in the old joke who was discovered in a compromising predicament who says, “who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?’


Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Tookie Williams, Microcosm of What Ails AmeriKKKa

Tookie Williams, Microcosm of What Ails AmeriKKKa

“Anyone who knows anything about the U.S. criminal justice system knows that we have been murdering African Americans for some centuries now. First it was rebel and runaway slaves. Then is was the lynchable -- entertainment in which the unappreciated Americans could win fame by being pictured with their kids mugging at a lynching on a picture
postcard available at your corner pharmacy. More recently we have been executing African Americans who are indicted, prosecuted, convicted, and executed in numbers obviously massively distorted by prejudices. The Supreme Court even has acknowledged such” Ed Kent
After a valiant fight by foes of capital punishment, they sighed and accepted the inevitable; Stanley ‘Tookie” Williams an African-American male convicted of four murders would be executed by the state of California. The Capital punishment beat goes on in AmeriKKKa. In my view the murder by the state of California of Stanley Williams was another indictment on the moral depravity of this society. There were letter writing campaigns to California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger asking that he spare the life of Tookie Williams. As noble and well intended as these letter writing, faxing and E-mail pleas were, given the current climate of fascism in AmeriKKKa, it was unlikely anyone would persuade Schwarzenegger or the Supreme Courts of California nor the United States to rethink the idea of state sanctioned murder. After all, we are witnessing a time when the US government is engaged in the illegal and immoral occupation and devastation of Iraq, a country that posed no threat or peril to our health safety or welfare. The US has become the world’s bully. It has demonstrated over and over again it will invade, murder and occupy whomever and wherever it pleases. And anyone who doesn’t go along with it is a wimp, a traitor or a supporter of terrorists. This is the Bu$h administration and the rabid right wing's mantra that the corporate media beats incessantly. Letters asking Schwarzenegger for clemency on behalf of Tookie Williams proved a waste of time. Not because Williams was unworthy or mercy, I would like to believe all human beings are worthy of at least serious consideration of leniency, mercy or clemency. Tookie Williams’ supporters weren’t asking for him to be pardoned and let out of jail. They were only asking for his life to be spared! Arnold Schwarzenegger a foreign born naturalized US citizen who gained fame as a body builder and actor, whose family allegedly supported the Nazis has cultivated an image of a manly man a cold blooded killing machine in his films.
The execution of Tookie Williams is merely a symptom of the moral malaise permeating AmeriKKKan culture. The history of AmeriKKKa is one of continuous violence, genocide and inhumanity by whites against non-whites. The Europeans who settled these shores instituted their culture of violence and bloodlust here and wove it into the very fabric of the national psyche. George Washington waged war against the Native Americans as well as the British. Thomas Jefferson in addition to being a pedophile and slave holder like Washington, he also plotted the extermination of the Native Americans in the name of AmeriKKKa’s expansion. We see this exact same scenario being played out as AmeriKKKa has morphed into the latest in a long series of European imperialist nations bent on global domination and empire. From giving blankets infested with small pox to the Native Americans, to stealing the Mexicans land via war, to invading Hawaii and toppling their indigenous government, to dropping atomic bombs on Japanese civilians, to dropping napalm on Vietnamese villages to the “shock and awe” of the Iraq invasion; all these are examples of the psychopathy of the ruling elites and a testament to their ability to manipulate their people into going along with their predatory policies. As black people, we should not be shocked at this by now! We have a long and sordid tradition of experiencing the virulent and subtle evils of white AmeriKKKa. We have lived through it and the mind control apparatus conditions us daily in the media via the wholesale promotion of gratuitous violence and death to believe one of the functions of the state is to met out murder and capital punishment. We see government callousness and apathy to catastrophes, homelessness, rising poverty and calcifying class stratification as the leaders gleefully go about the business of killing large numbers of human beings around the world based on lies and imperial overreach. This is why I was not shocked Arnold Schwarzenegger turned a deaf ear to the pleas to spare Tookie Williams’ life. In a very real sense California’s murder of Tookie Williams is just a microcosm of the moral depravity devouring the soul of AmeriKKKa.


Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Rest In Peace, Richard Pryor

RIP Richard Pryor

“God bless the child that got his own.” - Billie Holiday

I was culling the Internet for news and ideas for commentaries early Sunday morning and I saw a post that greatly saddened me, comedian Richard Pryor made his transition to the spirit realm. He died Saturday evening in Encino Hospital near LA following a heart attack. For those who don’t know, Richard Pryor was the seminal voice of black comedic genius, one of a long line of oral story tellers, tricksters, mimics and wise crackers who took that genre to another level altogether. In many ways Richard Pryor was the Charlie Parker of comedy. Pryor was a certified genius whose keen insight into the human condition juxtaposed against his own personal struggles for artistic integrity amid the virulent realities of race and color oppression in AmeriKKKa shaped both his art and his personality. I watched his progression from a naturally funny guy who told safe, acceptable jokes and stories about chemicals in deodorant to a black man who told political jokes that mirrored the times; like his joke about Frankenstein on a bad LSD trip who morphed into President Lyndon B. Johnson. Then out of nowhere Pryor evolved into the outrageous story teller and chronicler of black life who genuinely shocked the world with his wit, truth and candor. Pryor exhibited a classic example of what black psychologist Dr. Joe White calls gallows humor. He made fun of himself and the myriad changes he was going through at any particular time in his own life whether it was abut his family members, male-female relationships, his drug addiction, his heart attack or his sharing of an epiphany on a trip to African where he saw Africans running their country and conducting business and he vowed never to use the N word again in his act.
Like Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby before him Pryor blazed trails for future comedians to follow. But Pryor singled handedly pushed the envelop of acceptable humor. I remember when his was starting to blow up right after he appeared in the Watts Stax film; he was booked at the flashy Latin Casino in Cherry Hill New Jersey near Philadelphia. Some friends, my wife and I stood outside in a long line waiting to get in to see him. The lines were sooo long and it was all black folks; but the mood was festive in anticipation of seeing The Man. Total strangers were laughing and talking together wondering what Pryor was going to say or do to turn the place out. A couple was standing in front of us in line, the brother turned around and said matter of factly, “Ain’t this a bitch, all these N... standing in line in Cherry Hill New Jersey just to see Richard Pryor tell jokes.” The brother hit it on the head because at that time not many black performers were booked at the Latin Casino, only those with wide crossover appeal, folks like Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr or Aretha Franklin. Richard Pryor did not disappoint. There was something about him, something that resonated with everyday ordinary folks, something we connected with that made us love him and appreciate him in spite of the numerous crazy episodes and outlandish stuff he did in his personal life. He boldly and routinely uttered seriously outrageous and heavy stuff about life. Things we might have thought about, but when he said it, he made it funny!! He shook his fist at life and bounced back even more bodaciously when life kicked him in dead in his ass. On top of that, Pryor had the audacity to make jokes about it!! I first saw him on some white bread TV show in the mid ‘60's when it was a rarity for blacks to be featured on network television. He was doing funny material, his body language and facial expressions enhanced his performance but you could see here was a seriously funny dude. But back then his material was safe. A friend of mine’s parents had one of his earlier albums and we would sneak to listen to it. It was funny but was no where near as funny as he would become. I followed Richard Pryor’s career as he took the entertainment world by storm. Over the years it seemed Pryor would self-destruct because Hollywood and the show biz world weren’t ready for an authentic black man. His quest for integrity took its toll on him. It seems, just like most black folks growing up in dysfunctional AmeriKKKa, this nations fixation with racial and color caste seeped into Pryor’s personal life early. According to Pryor, he grew up in Peoria Illinois and spent much of his time living with his grandmother who ran a brothel. It was these experiences, the raw sights and sounds of unpretentious ordinary black life that provided the wellspring for Pryor’s later comedic material. The characters like Mudbone the quintessential philosopher , the wino and of course Pryor’s own personal life were the cliff notes he used to tell his stories.
Once Pryor hit the silver screen, he became larger than life. Even in the C grade blaxpolitation films like Adios Amigos, Pryor’s charisma was evident. And in his more serious films like Lady Sings The Blues his genius shined through brilliantly. At one time Pryor was so big, he appeared in one of the Superman movies and he got paid more than the actor who played Superman! In recent years Pryor was slowed physically by the debilitating affects of Multiple Sclerosis, but he never lost his sense of humor nor from I could see in interviews his zest for life. I’m sure he wondered how and why MS happened o him but like always he just bounced back and kept on keepin’ on. He even continued to perform stand up (pardon the shameless pun) in comedy clubs until his health made it too difficult. On Saturday, December 10,2005 Richard Pryor shed his frail mortal robe and took flight into the spirit world. He leaves to honor his memory, a host of imitators (although no one ever could duplicate him), countless admirers and rabid fans, including me. Rest in Peace Richard.


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

pearl harbor One More Precursor To 9-11

Pearl Harbor One More Precursor to 9-11

“Until now. After decades of Freedom of Information Act requests, Robert B. Stinnett has gathered the long-hidden evidence that shatters every shibboleth of Pearl Harbor. It shows that not only was the attack expected, it was deliberately provoked through an eight-step program devised by the Navy. Whereas previous investigators have claimed that our government did not crack Japan's military codes before December 7, 1941, Stinnett offers cable after cable of decryptions. He proves that a Japanese spy on the island transmitted information--including a map of bombing targets--beginning on August 21, and that government intelligence knew all about it. He reveals that Admiral Kimmel was prevented from conducting a routine training exercise at the eleventh hour that would have uncovered the location of the oncoming Japanese fleet. And contrary to previous claims, he shows that the Japanese fleet did not maintain radio silence as it approached Hawaii. Its many coded cables were intercepted and decoded by American cryptographers in Stations on Hawaii and in Seattle.”- Cover Notes From Day of Deceit by Robert B. Stinnet

Odd, on this sixty-forth anniversary of the “sneak attack” on the US Navel base at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu in Hawaii by the Japanese navy and four years after the 9-11 “attacks” which helped the AmeriKKKan ruling elites launch a psychological war against the minds of the AmeriKKKan peole to convince us this country being attacked by radical fundamentalists of the Islamic religion, little or nothing about that seminal incident in US history has been said today. Why? Could it be because credible research and scholarship have now shed new light on what happened on December 7, 1941? Could it be because there is ample evidence the attack on Pearl Harbor was not unforeseen, was not unanticipated and in fact had been instigated precipitated and alerte to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in advance? To many who view Pearl Harbor and the resulting WWII as AmeriKKKa’s greatest hour, her best example of democratic ideals and most gallant defense of Western civilization this seems blasphemous. But now many are convinced December 7, 1941 was a “Day of Infamy” not because the Japanese government launched an “unprovoked attack” on the US Naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, but because a closed clique including President Franklin Delano Roosevelt himself who had once served as Under Secretary of the Navy actually manipulated circumstances and AmeriKKKan policies to intentionally goad Japan into attacking AmeriKKKa. Why would a man like Roosevelt who campaigned promising to keep AmeriKKKans out of the foreign entanglements in Europe do that? Because he knew the AmeriKKKan public would not intervene in raging wars in Europe and Asia unless AmeriKKKa was “attacked” first!
From the very beginning there was anger at what happened on December 7, 1941 and many right wingers of that day even accused Roosevelt of treason for what several called a ‘back door entry into war”. Over the years as with many things the historiographies have been written and circulated by the people with the most power a vested interests in maintaining one particular perspective or by people who wanted to please and be rewarded by one or both groups. Up until recently the party line held the Japanese snuck up on the US Naval facility unannounced using aircraft carriers and bombers catching the US servicemen off guard at 7:55 AM Hawaiian time. While there were others who disagreed, their voices were muffled and suppressed. It has only been in recent years that revisionists’ work have cracked the public psyche. The most famous is Robert Stinnet’s book Day of Deceit However there is a mountain of evidence by earlier writers and newer researchers like brother Mamadou Chinyelu whose book Motive Means and Opportunity Probable Cause for Indicting George W Bush, his Sponsors and Aides for the Attack of September 11, 2001 makes the case 9-11 was not the first time an AmeriKKKan president manipulated or allowed an attack on US property or positions to facilitate a war. Using Roosevelt administration member’s personal diary entries and other credible sources Chinyelu establishes at clear pattern (by also including similar incidents throughout US history) of US manipulation to justify going to war. “A final act of manipulation to force Japan’s hand came in the form of a communique to Japan from Cordell Hull, secretary of state dated November 26, 1941. The document has since been characterized as an ultimatum. Hull’s proposed peace agreement include a ten step plan. Step number three stated, ‘The government of Japan will withdraw all military, naval, air and police forces from China and Indochina.’ FDR and his aides knew full well that japan would not accept the ten terms outlined in Hull’s communique. Japan considered it ‘A humiliating proposal’ Reportedly the US Ambassador to Japan referred to Hull’s ultimatum as ‘The document that touched the button that started the war’. As expected Japan responed to Hull’s proposal with an attack on Pearl harbor December 7, 1941.” page 113-114. I suggest you purchase Chinyelu’s thought provoking book because it will provide insight into 9-11 and demonstrate it to be the Pearl Harbor of the twenty-first century in more ways then one. Serious researchers will see similarities in every war since 1812! The MO is the same because human beings are creatures of habit on the macro level our habits are calle "culture". We do what we think works or we dont things unconsciously, by rote! In this case the warmongers dupe the masses who will serve as cannon fodder into supporting a long planned ahead war after the ruling elites have infuriated an adversary or created an enemy where one did not exist (ala Saddam Hussein). They provoke the new bogeyman into making aggressive moves so the rulers can claim the moral high ground via righteous indignation. They then turn around and wage barbaric and brutal wars based upon lies and propaganda and justify it if they win as national pride and "history"! AmeriKKKa did this to foment the Mexican-AmeriKKKan War, the Spanish AmeriKKKan War, WWI , WWII, Vietnam and on 9-11. Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Real Legacy of the 9-11 Commission

The Real Legacy of the 9-11 Commission

“The 9/11 Commission dissolved Monday, leaving behind the legacy of a best-selling history of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, some chairs shuffled in Washington's bureaucracy, and a debate over its own effectiveness. At their farewell meeting, commissioners released a report card giving the government failing grades for its actions to prevent another attack like the one on Sept. 11, 2001. And although the commissioners said they aren't happy with their legacy, the panel did give Americans a glimpse of what Washington's secret government does and how the CIA spends its $40 billion budget. It scored one major bureaucratic victory by pushing for the creation of a czar to oversee the activities of all federal intelligence agencies _ a post currently occupied by Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte. But the recommendations for broader reforms of the intelligence community, including making the CIA's annual budget public, have been ignored.” Lance Gay 12-06-05

The 9-11 Commission has finally dissolved having done its job admirably; obfuscating the truth about 9-11. George W Bu$h and his NeoConartist cabal are safe having been cleared of any culpability or direct involvement in either the planning, execution or the failure to prevent the “terrorist attacks” which occurred on September 11, 2001. The real legacy of the 9-11 Commission is one of serious conflicts of interest by commission members. The Commission members all had either direct or indirect connections to the oil and airline industries or were former legislative branch members working assiduously to cover up the fact the US government was repeatedly warned by Russia, France, Germany Israel, Egypt and Morocco something big and deadly was being planned for the week of September 10, 2001! The members of the Commission had their marching orders and agenda: do damage control for the Bu$h administration and use 9-11 to further the NWO domestic agenda to usher in a police state in AmeriKKKa. Many of the very people who lobbied for an investigative commission were appalled at the make up of the 9-11 Commission. “Those questions about airline security are critical to the investigation. But, now comes a serious allegation: that the Sept. 11 commission is stacked with members tied directly to the airline industry. ‘Here we’ve got the most important event in America in the past 50 years, the most horrible thing that's happened to Americans, and yet we pick a bunch of people who are connected to the very people who are at the center of the question of who's at fault,’ says Terry Brunner, a former federal prosecutor who now runs the Aviation Integrity Project in Chicago. ‘It's ridiculous.’ Brunner checked out the commissioners and discovered that out of 10, at least six represent the very companies they're now investigating. e says they are: ‘Fred Fielding, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines; Slade Gordon represents Delta Airlines; Sen. Max Cleland – $300,000 from the airline industry; Jim Thompson represents American Airlines; Richard BenVinesta represents Boeing and United Airlines; and Rep. Tim Roemer - Boeing and Lockheed Martin.’”
Commission chairman Thomas Kean had his own conflicts of interest, “Before taking his current position, Thomas Kean was a director and part owner of Amerada Hess, a company that maintained a partnership with Delta Oil of Saudi Arabia. Since that is the home country for most of the alleged 9/11 hijackers, and since the Bush family has close business ties to Saudi elites, many people would think that this is already a serious conflict of interest.” Commission Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton a former US Congressman has a history of protecting the status quo, “Kean's vice-chair, Lee Hamilton, was the chairman in the 1980s of the House Select Committee on Iran/Contra. Afterwards, he told PBS Frontline that he didn't wish to indict Reagan or Bush, because he didn't think it would be ‘good for the country,’ although a wealth of evidence showed that Reagan and Bush authorized illegal arms shipments to Iran in 1985. Then Chairman Hamilton, a Democrat, was influenced by heavy political pressure from a hawkish fellow congressman from Wyoming by the name of Dick Cheney.” Keep in mind, Bu$h initially opposed any investigation into 9-11 but was forced to relent due to serious public pressure brought by families of victims of 9-11! Bu$h’s first choice to head the Commission was the notorious war criminal Henry Kissinger! After refusing to disclose his personal finances and connections to corporations and firms doing business in the “Middle East”, Kissinger withdrew his name from consideration. The situation went downhill from there. The only good that came out of the Commission report was their insistence Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9-11 which undercut one of Bu$h’s main reasons for invading Iraq!
The 9-11 Commission published what turned out to be a best selling book on its “investigation”, their probe if held up to serious critique and scrutiny would seem superficial at best. Subsequent allegations of an intelligence operation called Operation Able Danger seriously exposed the selective shallowness of the 9-11 Commission’s investigation, which is why the Commission is working feverishly to discredit it. One of the Commission’s many solutions to the “intelligence failures” of 9-11 was to call for an intelligence “Czar” (what is the media’s fascination with this word?) who would coordinate all intelligence gathering and dissemination. All they did was set the stage for massive abuses by the newly established secret police similar to what the nation experienced during the late ‘60's and early ‘70's under the FBI’s COINTELPRO and the CIA’s Operation Chaos only on a coordinated unified basis!! Now their job is to further the call for a police sate. The new intelligence Czar is John Negroponte a retread from the Reagan-Bu$h administration who served as ambassador to Honduras during the era of death squads and US militarization of Latin America of which Iran-Contra were part! With Bu$h’s credibility and popularity in the toilet, the ruling elites need another voice to further their agenda. They already have the Democratic Party sycophants resisting their own constituents’ calls for AmeriKKKan troop withdrawal from Iraq so it would be a bit much for them to also openly promote the Nazification of AmeriKKKa under the guise of protecting the nation from future terrorists attacks. Hence the latest issuance of dire warnings from the Kean Commission. What better way to rachet up the creation of a police state in the name of security than by predicting more 9-11s and critiquing the federal government’s failure to act on their previous recommendations? The problem-reaction-solution con game continues. AmeriKKKa’s ruling elites and their government puppets’ policies create antagonism, animus and hatred against AmeriKKKa around the world, the media hypes bogus boogeymen like Hugo Chavez and Osama bin-Laden , 9-11 is executed, a 9-11 Commission is created to cover up the government’s complicity or at the very least excuse its’ massive malfeasance, they elevate the fear level by predicting more terrorist attacks in the future and they offer “solutions” that will result in massive abuses of power and accelerate AmeriKKKa’s demise into a full fledged police state.


Thursday, December 01, 2005

Lies, Lies and More Lies

Lies Lies and More Lies

“You can fool some of the people all of the time. These are the ones we want to concentrate on”. George W. Bush

In an effort to keep his presidency from sinking in the undertow of his abysmal approval ratings, George W. Bu$h is on the attack desperately attempting to defend the indefensible, his disasters of imperial overreach in Iraq. Two weeks ago administration big wigs like Dick Cheney (who left his secret location secure bunker long enough to give one or two speeches reiterating the administration’s threadbare lies about Saddam Hussein being part of 9-11 and having WMD) and a cadre of brazen NeoCon hustlers were shilling the party line in the compliant corporate media in a futile effort to stem the tide of public disapproval. This past Wednesday Dubeyah himself went on national television before a captive audience of Midshipman at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland to announce to the world he has a strategy for victory in Iraq. If Bu$h were Pinochio, by now his nose would be as long as the Empire State Building. The Annapolis speech was no different from his usual mantra about staying the course. His intention is not to leave Iraq until victory (whatever that means in his warped sociopathic mind) is achieved. Given the reality in Iraq and the assessments of more knowledgeable and sane people, Bu$h’s latest attempts to garner support were genuinely pitiful. I refused to even watch it. However, the media covered it and many folks including NBC late night TV host Dave Letterman mocked Bu$h for even trying to run okie doke like that on people. I did see a snippet of it on C Span and Bu$h looked like he was laboring to get even the Midshipman to believe what he was saying. One Website quoted Bu$h as saying, “ ‘At this time last year there were only a handful of Iraqi battalion’s ready for combat,’ Bush thundered. ‘Now, there are over 120 Iraqi Army and police combat battalions in the fight against the terrorists, typically comprised of between 350 and 800 Iraqi forces. Of these about 80 Iraqi battalions are fighting side-by-side with coalition forces, and about 40 others are taking the lead in the fight.” However, a military analyst on CNN commenting on Bu$h’s facts said, while Bu$h’s numbers may be true, the Iraqi police, security and military are nowhere near ready to assume solo take over of their country without AmeriKKKan support. And his assessment is similar to most astute military commanders on the ground in Iraq! In their view, the Iraqis just aren’t ready. Even if AmeriKKKa remains in Iraq for the foreseeable future, the other members of the dwindling “coalition” with the exception of AmeriKKKa’s main partner in crime Britain, will eventually draw down their troops or leave altogether.
What’s wrong with the NeoCons? Are they that out of touch with reality they think the AmeriKKKan people are totally stupid (as in a deep stupor)? Do they actually believe their own lies, PR spin and press releases? Do Bu$h and his NeoConmen cronies believe they can redo past imperialist failures (like the war in Southeast Asia) and think their tactics will work this time merely because AmeriKKKa has advanced weaponry and the increased capability to murder and maim more folks than they did in Vietnam? Don’t they get it? War is not just about weaponry and the ability to kill; war, is about resolve and a people’s will. Alas, as in Southeast Asia, the AmeriKKKans will never impose their will on the Iraqi people. Bu$h and his NeoConmen buddies fired General Eric K. Shinseki who warned Congress it would take at least 200,000 soldiers to pacify Iraq and several hundred billion to fund the invasion and occupation. Of course the know nothing Chicken Hawks who set this insane war agenda mocked Shinseki to scorn and sent him packing. Now the few NeoConmen still remaining in the Bu$h administration , are being forced to eat crow for being so oafish in their thinking. Now they have AmeriKKKa stuck in another quagmire and things do not look good. Bu$h’s credibility is destroyed; even the NeoConmen’s latest attacks on the war critics flopped when John Murtha a decorated US Marine and Congressman who called for withdrawal from Iraq lashed back at Cheney’s cowardliness for not serving in the military. People are tired of Bu$h’s lies, they are no longer going to allow arrogant madmen like Rove and Cheney to cower them into submission. The Cindy Shehans and John Murthas of AmeriKKKa have dented Bu$h’s armor. The people loath the fact he lied to them. The political sharks smell his blood. The news out of Iraq and Washington have not been good, the resistance to the occupation is much more fierce than Bu$h and Co. expected and is taking a heavy toll on US military personnel. Bu$h and his war party must take responsibility for that. The prison scandals, the torture issue, the massive fraud, the heavy handed response at Fallujah and other cities and the blowback in world opinion against the US have forced Joe and Jane Sixpack to put down their beers and rethink this war! The reality does not jibe with their perceptions and self-image of AmeriKKKa. The horror and strain of the credibility gap is reflected in Bu$h’s diminishing approval ratings. That is what makes Bu$h’s speech all the more pathetic. He finds himself proposing a strategy that will never work and the people know it. They are tired of all the money he and Congress are spending in Iraq while New Orleans is yet to recover from Hurricane Katrina and more aid to seniors and college students is being slashed supposedly to cut the mounting deficit. Think about this, the US have occupied Germany and Japan since the end of WWII, that’s sixty years. Neither of these countries sits over billions of barrels of crude oil. So neither Bu$h nor his cronies plan to vacate the Iraqi premises any time soon, (of their own accord). The Iraqi people have other plans. Their will to be free is stronger than the US imperialists’ will to colonize them. We see this every day. So unless the AmeriKKKan people wake up and demand their elected representatives bring the troops home and cease this senseless war, Bu$h and Cheney’s lies will drag this carnage on for decades.