Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Real Fascists

The Real Fascists

“NEW YORK The American Legion, which has 2.7 million members, has declared war on antiwar protestors, and the media could be next. Speaking at its national convention in Honolulu, the group's national commander called for an end to all “public protests” and “media events” against the war. ‘The American Legion will stand against anyone and any group that would demoralize our troops, or worse, endanger their lives by encouraging terrorists to continue their cowardly attacks against freedom-loving peoples,’ Thomas Cadmus, national commander, told delegates at the group's national convention in Honolulu. The delegates voted to use whatever means necessary to ‘ensure the united backing of the American people to support our troops and the global war on terrorism.’ In his speech, Cadmus declared: ‘It would be tragic if the freedoms our veterans fought so valiantly to protect would be used against their successors today as they battle terrorists bent on our destruction.’ He explained, ‘No one respects the right to protest more than one who has fought for it, but we hope that Americans will present their views in correspondence to their elected officials rather than by public media events guaranteed to be picked up and used as tools of encouragement by our enemies.’ This might suggest to some, however, that American freedoms are worth dying for but not exercising.”

The NeoCons are on the offensive. Bu$h, Cheney and Rumsfeld have gone on the attack spouting language to further confuse and confound the masses calling Muslims terrorists to justify the NeoCons' perpetual war and corporatist rapine on a global level. The Bu$h-Cheney cabal has taken to the road to appear before choreographed, “friendly’ captive audiences to push their warmongering agenda by spouting words about “Islamofascists” “appeasement to fascists” and traitors. It is a very clever example of their psychosis as the kettle calls the pot black while the NeoCons go on the offensive/defense in an increasingly futile attempt to stem the cascading tide of anti-war, anti-administration feelings that is about to repudiate them and their imperialist war mongering policies.
The NeoCons are desperate. Bu$h’s approval ratings are in the toilet. His numbers have not cracked 40% iapproval n months. Dick Cheney is universally reviled by all but the few folks making mad money off of his war mongering policies. The Bu$h-Cheney cabal are seriously feeling the pressure of the negative feedback their "policies" have generated. More and more folks even hard core Republicans and real “conservatives” are abandoning them in droves as the 2006 mid-term elections approach. Bu$h and Co. are panicking. Their best boy Joe Lieberman was knocked out of the Connecticut primary by an anti-war candidate who is a political novice who ran on an anti-war platform. What are the panicking NeoCons to do? Their tried and true pattern of fear mongering didn’t work a few weeks ago when their lapdog across the pond, Tony Blair who is in a fight for his political life at home, and his Home Security Minister announced a “foiled” plot to bomb transcontinental flights between the UK and AmeriKKKa. Unfortunately for the NeoCons, the masses failed to faint and demand the NeoCons “save” us. I think Bu$H and Co. cried “wolf” a little too often. Usually when the Bushites announce a potential terrorist threat or another one of their color coded bogus terror alerts Bu$h's approval rating would go up. This time they didn’t, there is hope! The people are no longer responding like Pavolvian dogs to the Bu$h Jedi mind tricks.
For the Bu$hites panic is setting in. Now they are beating the hysteria drums to keep the people freightened, keep us believing terrorists are under every bed who hate us for “our freedoms” while the NeoCons dismantle “our freedoms” under the guise of “national security and their phony global war on terrorism. People are waking up to their scams. Folks are saying enough is enough. Even Republicans are beginning to distance themselves from Bu$h’s failed domestic and foreign policies. So now the Bu$h-Cheney cabal had to rachet up their fascist rhetoric. Now they are calling anyone who opposes their dim-witted plans traitors. They are calling anti-war activists and people who want real peace “appeasers” of fascism. The problem for them is. the people know this is mere name calling. Islamo-fascism is an oxymoron, a contradiction in essence. Most modern Islamic countries even the ones that are truly independent are not militaristic in nature and none have policies of imperialism contrary to the lies the US mind control machine puts out. However, if anyone is a fascist is the Bu$h-Cheney cabal. Their supporters are militarists who have a clearly articulated imperialist global agenda (see Project For A New American Century’s agenda
The Bu$h-Cheney cabal only appear before carefully selected audiences pumping out their propaganda to a controlled and brainwashed crowd. Recently Donald Rumsfeld spoke before the American Legion a veterans group used to blindly following orders to kill and establish AmeriKKKan economic and political hegemony around the world. Rumsfeld whipped them into a frenzy and as a result, the American Legion is now declaring war on the AmeriKKKan anti-war movement. In their stupor these veterans unanimously passed a resolution supporting the bogus “global war on terror.” "Resolution 3, which was passed unanimously by 4,000 delegates to the annual event, states: ‘The American Legion fully supports the president of the United States, the United States Congress and the men, women and leadership of our armed forces as they are engaged in the global war on terrorism and the troops who are engaged in protecting our values and way of life.’”
Don’t fall for the okey doke. Most modern Islamic countries are former European colonies. Countries like Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Pakistan are primarily puppets of the Anglo-AmeriKKKan neo-colonial axis. They are not militaristic nor are they threats to their neighbors. Even the radical Islamic jihadists are not imperialists. They are either marginalized religious fanatics like Osama bin-Laden or nationalist freedom fighters like Hezbollah and Hamas. The are stateless agents not national governments! However let’s look at the characteristics of fascism “FOURTEEN CHARACTERISTICS OF FASCISM
Dr. Lawrence Britt, a political scientist, wrote an article about fascism which appeared in Free Inquiry magazine, a journal of humanist thought. Dr. Britt studied the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile). He found the regimes all had 14 things in common, and he calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism. The article is titled "Fascism Anyone?," and appears in Free Inquiry’s Spring 2003 issue on page 20.

The 14 characteristics are:

1.. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism – Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.

2.. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights – Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to ‘look the other way’ of even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

3.. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause – The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe; racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists; terrorists, etc.

4.. Supremacy of the Military – Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

5.. Rampant Sexism – The government if fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Opposition to abortion is high, as is homophobia and anti-gay legislation and national policy.

6.. Controlled Mass Media – Sometimes the media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or through sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in wartime, is very common.

7.. Obsession with National Security – Fear is used as a motivation tool by the government over the masses.

8.. Religion and Government are Intertwined – Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions.

9.. Corporate Power is Protected – The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders in power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

10.. Labor Power is Suppressed – Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely or are severely suppressed.

11.. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts – Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts is openly attacked, and governments often refuse to fund the arts.

12.. Obsession with Crime and Punishment – Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses, and even forego civil liberties, in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

13.. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption – Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions, and who use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability.

14.. Fraudulent Elections – Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against (or even the assassination of) the opposition candidates, the use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and the manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.”
Do you see or have you experienced any of these characteristics in our culture during the last few years? Take a look at AmeriKKKa today and ask yourself how many of these characteristics do we see right now?! The real axis of evil, the real terrorists and fascists are right here, they are the AmeriKKKan ruling elites and their government flunkies like Bu$h, Cheney and Rumsfeld.



Monday, August 28, 2006

Katrina In Retrospect

Katrina In Retrospect

“The masses of people in the US and around the world understood that Katrina was a natural occurrence. What is not so clearly understood is that the misery, suffering and deaths in New Orleans were a man made disaster. All of the misery and deaths could have been prevented, if we lived in a society that put the health and well-being of the people before profits. The US government, the state government and the local government refused to prepare for a category 5 hurricane like Katrina. The Clinton government and the Bush government cut the budget to improve the levee' system around New Orleans. Governor Blanco and Mayor Ray Nagin had no plan to evacuate the more than 125,000 people that they knew had no means of getting out. Nor did they have any plans on how to recover from such a natural disaster. The US government knew from its own preparedness drills the consequences of a category 5 storm hitting New Orleans. The New Orleans Times Picayune had run a series exposing the consequences of not protecting the barrier islands and not fortifying the levees. The state and local government had 72 hours to evacuate the city, yet poor people were left to fend for themselves. Knowing what the government knew, what was not understandable was the lack of US government response to the natural disaster. Was not the US, the last remaining superpower, capable of mobilising its fleet of helicopters and ships to rescue people? Doesn't the US immediately send aid to other countries which are struck by disasters? Why let the workers and poor black people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, citizens of your own country, drown and starve?” Lessons from Hurricane Katrina Down with the Rule of the Capitalist Class!

As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the resulting devastation, it behooves us to look back, debrief, learn the lessons and make the necessary adjustments in our strategy, lifestyles and political agenda. We now know what happened in New Orleans was not the result of the local, state and federal governments ignorance, ineptitude or unpreparedness. New Orleans is a city built on marshes from the Mississippi delta well below sea level surrounded by water on three sides. In 2002 The New Orleans Times Picayune the leading newspaper in the city published a five part series called Washing Away examining numerous scenarios involving hurricane management and emergency preparedness which predicted hundreds of thousand of New Orleans citizens would be left homeless and stranded during a category four or better hurricane. A major government agency, FEMA predicted in 2001 a category five hurricane hitting New Orleans would be so disastrous it was one of the top three potential threats facing the nation the other two were: an earthquake hitting San Francisco and a terrorist attack in New York. There were recent university and engineering studies which pointed out the city’s vulnerability to a major hurricane. All this information was available to the mayor, the governor and the Bu$h administration. They all dropped the ball What they did was not inept, it was criminal. “The flooding of New Orleans was not a problem of inadequate foresight. Over the course of many years, numerous reports from government agencies and news organizations predicted the flooding of New Orleans in the wake of a powerful hurricane. But various projects to protect the city from flooding were downsized, delayed, and underfunded. This reveals something already familiar to any student of politics: given conflicting priorities and limited resources, politicians generally will not invest money in forestalling disasters deemed unlikely or not imminent. If a crisis is not near at hand, our political system responds sluggishly, or not at all. While this tendency might appear to save taxpayer dollars, in fact, all it does is free up Congress to spend money on non-essential projects (like the pork in the recent transportation bill). Crises have a way of focusing the mind and concentrating the attention, however, and hopefully in the wake of Katrina our leaders will put a new priority on protecting our critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks and natural disasters.” The Lessons of Katrina Natural Horrors and Modern Technology
I watched Spike Lee’s documentary on Katrina on HBO last week and to his credit he included footage of the hurricane preparation video conference between FEMA head Michael Brown and George W. Bu$h. It is crucial the world sees this with their own eyes because the Bu$h administration lied saying they had no idea or information a category five hurricane was headed to the Gulf Coast. Just like he said he had no advanced warning of 9-11 when he did, Bu$h lied to justify his criminal inaction in the face of a major disaster! FEMA and Bu$h knew the hurricane would be a major one because the National Weather Service meteorological reports gave them plenty of time and warning, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provided satellite tracking of the storm plus military satellites are available to track storms and assist rescue and relief efforts during disasters. “9/16/2005 - LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif. -- Low-light imagery is being used to assist emergency management agencies in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina through U.S. Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellites. Agencies can assess damage and track repair progress by comparing 'lights at night' images taken before and after a disaster. This imagery provides data on human activity as indicated by city and industrial lights. DMSP satellites meet military requirements for worldwide space and terrestrial weather information. Through these satellites, military weather forecasters detect developing patterns of weather, track existing weather systems over remote areas and alert civil and military communities of anticipated hazards in space. Data from these satellites helps identify, locate and determine intensity of severe weather such as thunderstorms, hurricanes and typhoons. It can also be used to form 3-D cloud analyses, which are the basis for computer forecast models that meet unique military requirements. Additionally, space environmental data is used to assist high-frequency communications, over-the-horizon radar and spacecraft drag and re-entry tasks.”
The notion the Bu$h administration was caught off guard and unprepared is just not true. Their inaction was deliberate and the actions they took did not make evacuation, relief, search and rescue top priorities. The Bu$hites deliberately waited and allowed the situation to deteriorate as they wrangled with Governor Blanco for control over the National Guard. The Bu$hites always looking to expand their power base used the disaster as a test run for martial law, the lock down of a major urban area, population displacement, dispersal and relocation, FEMA even prevented truckloads of water, other critical supplies and volunteer first responders from other areas of the country from coming into the city!! When the troops came in they came with a war mentality, guns loaded viewing those trapped in the city as the enemy as opposed to fellow citizens needing help, search and rescue. Mercenaries and private security firms using armed personnel patrolled the streets amidst false reports of massive looting and disorder. “Broadcast media played an important role in alerting the residents of the Gulf Coast of the impending hurricane and its potential consequences. And during the height of the emergency, the media were essential to keeping the nation informed of the events in the region. This was a significant public service, and it may have saved lives. At the same time, much of the coverage of Katrina and its aftermath was grossly wrong. Many unsubstantiated rumors which have since been proven utterly false were taken at face value and reported for all the world to hear—stories of piled corpses, ten thousand dead, shootings, rapes, and murders. This reporting was outrageous and disgraceful. It could have cost lives by causing government officials and aid organizations to delay sending their personnel into areas erroneously considered too dangerous. What’s more, inaccurate reporting and knee-jerk opinionating gave a misleading sense of the federal response and led to distorted impressions of racism. This inflicted great harm on the already none-too-high international opinion of the United States, as the whole world watched American reporters confuse falsehood with fact for days on end.”
Now a year later the question remains, are Africans in AmeriKKKa better prepared today than we were a year ago to defend, secure, provide emergency assistance and aid to our people in every community? Have we begun to formulate and create local and national networks and agendas on how to deal with crises such as this? Hurricane Katrina tore the scabs off of the sores of class and race in AmeriKKKa. Katrina revealed the percolating indifference and deleterious effects of long time benign neglect on the underclass of a major AmeriKKKan city. The whole world saw how virulent racism is in AmeriKKKa. For us who live with it in a daily basis, the question is how do we organize to save ourselves because it is clear we cannot count on the US government to save us. That the biggest lesson we can learn from Hurricane Katrina.


Sunday, August 27, 2006

is The World Being Sucked Into A New World Order Trap?

Is The World Caught In The Jaws of A New World Order Trap?

“JERUSALEM - The Israeli government said Saturday it is asking friendly Muslim countries to contribute troops to the U.N. force that is to help police the cease-fire in southern Lebanon between Israel and Hezbollah. The U.N. wants Muslim troops included to lend credibility in the region to what so far is a mostly European force, and the predominantly Islamic nations of Indonesia, Bangladesh and Malaysia have offered to participate. But none of those recognize Israel, which says it would be reluctant to share intelligence with a force that included Muslim nations it doesn’t have relations with. While Israel does not have any veto, its opposition to a country could influence which troops are included.” Associated Press 08-27-06

The ruling plutocrats have sucked the world into a trap designed to further their global hegemonistic agenda. They have allowed Israel to be the catalyst to revive European imperialism under the guise of “peace keeping” as the world’s real axis of evil the US, Britain and Israel maneuver towards a widening conflict in the so called "Middle East". Israel and its US and British lapdogs were flummoxed, deviled and humiliated during Israel’s recent poorly conducted invasion of Lebanon. Now the only way they can save face and ensure they are not trounced again is to have major back up and cover for their warmongering! This time instead of only their US (who have shown the world they are merely hi tech long distance killers totally inept at dealing with guerrilla resistance fighters), and British supporters, the ruling elites have manipulated the United Nations as well as soldiers from the European Union into coming in to accomplish what Israel was unable to do alone, neutralize Hezbollah and destabilize Lebanon. Our venerated ancestor Del Jones always said the New World Order was nothing more than a reshuffling of the deck by the Europeans in order to reconfigure global white supremacy so they could continue to loot and plunder the world.
An Associated Press piece circulating today says, Israel wants “friendly Muslim governments” to supply troops for the U.N. force getting set to keep the peace in Lebanon. Talk about chutzpah! The Ashkenazim actually think including traitorous Muslim countries in the sham “peace keeping force” will actually legitimize the NeoCon, NeoLib Zionist imperialist agenda?!! Thus far the only troops committed have been from European nations, the same “powerful and influential” nations who stood passively by and allowed Israel to bomb innocent civilians, critical Lebanese infrastructure, towns and villages without a word of protest!. The people of the world aren’t stupid. We are well aware of the disconnect between what the real axis of evil says via their propaganda and mind control apparatus and what they do. As Niki Giovani says in her classic poem Great Pax Whitey, “They wage the wars in the name of peace, ain’t they got no shame? Naw they ain’t got no shame.” Naw they ain’t got no shame whatsoever!!
These people exhibit classic symptoms of sociopathic behavior, they lack moral guidance or structure aside from a professed creed of civility they’ve never practiced and they certainly show no shame or remorse for any of the crimes against humanity they’ve committed or have conspired to commit over the last five hundred years or so. For example we recently witness ed the rogue state of Israel attempting to justify the carnage they inflicted on Lebanese civilians more out of embarrassment for losing to Hezbollah than any moral scruples or compunction for the evil they’ve done. The NeoCon NeoLib Zionist agenda is taking another step toward their vaunted New World Order, by bringing in the U.N. bringing in the E.U. and N.A.T.O.( if need be) to prevent another humiliating defeat for Israel and make people of the world think the U.N. is an impartial, viable and integral part of the “peace keeping process”. These psychopaths don’t want peace, its all a sham! The U.N. is caught in a tough position, they cannot do the axis of evil’s dirty work: disarm and neutralize Hezbollah because they don’t have the resources nor the moral credibility. The U.N. must also avoid being perceived as a stooge for the West by the rest of the world. Frankly, the U.N has had its problems keeping the “peace” in Haiti and the U.N. has been rejected by the Sudanese government as a potential “peace keeping” agent. Many people around the world don’t even view the U.N as a useful or viable tool for peace. Given what Israel and by extension the U.S. did to Lebanon, Hezbollah would be suicidal and foolish to disarm or disband. So for the the US and israel to expect the U.N to ask Hezbollah to disarm and disband puts the U.N. in a no win situation and sets the U.N. up to further Israeli/US/British intrigue and mischief when Hezbollah refuses. We must keep in mind, Hezbollah is the only viable entity in the world stopping Israel and by extention, the US from going stark raving mad on the Lebanese population!
Neither Israel nor the U.S. have any moral or military credibility in the region. The only Muslim (nominally anyway) country stable enough to send forces to support the U.N is Turkey which enjoys favored status with the European nations, the U.S. and Israel. It is a member of N.A.T.O. it enjoys good economic relations with the U.S. and it is one of the few nations in the region that has fairly decent relations with Israel. If Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan or Pakistan all of whom are puppet regimes dangling from Washington’s strings, dared to join the sham coalition, their quisling leadership would risk major domestic upheaval. As it is they had to scramble to distance themselves from statements they made initially criticizing Hezbollah during the early days of the recent conflict for fear their people would tar and feather them or whatever the Islamic equivalent of that is. What Muslim country is going to take sides against Hezbollah at a time when Hezbollah enjoys massive support and respect from Muslims around the world?! What sane leader, Muslim or otherwise, would want to put his troops in a no win situation? The world sees the Israeli leaders are doing everything imaginable to provoke renewed conflict so they can redeem their wounded egos and use it as a pretext to expand the war throughout the region. In fact to many thinking folks, this is a set up so things will fall apart and degenerate into more war!
In the US, the NeoCon and Neo-Liberal (The World Bank, IMF, US-AID globalizationists) and their plutocratic masters are licking their chops because for them this is a win-win scenario. If the conflict escalates they win by selling arms and war materiel to either side (mostly Israel). If there is a settlement they get in on the lucrative profits in the financing of the “rebuilding” and reconstruction of Lebanon and the resource grabbing and privatization scams they run all around the globe. The Zionists win if no Muslim nation accepts their offer to sed troops. The really funny things is most Muslim nations don't even recognize Israel as a sovereign nations. Given this reality, the Israelis can cling to their bogus victim self-image, milk it for all its worth and falsely accuse Syria and Iran for undermining and sabotaging the “peace process”. Either way they think their plan is a winner. The ruling elites think the world is caught in the jaws of their New World Order trap. Alas they may have another rude awakening coming.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Listen To Message In The Music

Message In The Music

“The Black broadcast media is a major culprit in mesmerizing the AfriKan American community, particularly its youth, with stupefying, mind numbing retrograde music and DJ claptrap- music created and recorded by the lowest elements of its street culture and sold and distributed by White owned, Japanese owned record companies who have shown nothing but the nastiest contempt for the peoples whose music is the principle source of their fabulous wealth and power. In general, Black electronic media feed the mind destroying, self defeating addiction Blacks have for music, whether rap, jazz, hip hop or gospel. Black celebrity driven electronic and print media saturate their audiences with Black bourgeois political nostrums and palliatives, hokey cliches and hopelessly wrongheaded prescriptions for Black social and economic advancement and liberation.” Amos N Wilson Blueprint For Black Power A Moral Political and Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First Century page 239.

The ruling elites have set up all their institutions to function on behalf of the furtherance of their very selfish and megalomaniacal social political and economic interests. So it is not surprising Fox News, Clear Channel, Viacom the networks and the print media spew the party line of the plutocrats and their New World Order agenda. In order for them to maintain their domination and keep us in a subordinate position they must limit access to information and truth, critical thinking and discourage resistence, enthusiasm, purpose and self-determination. One way they do that is through the media, all media: the Euro-AmeriKKKan corporate, the so called “independent” white media and black owned media. In our community when you turn on the radio even the black owned stations you hear homogenized formatted programming that sounds the same no matter what city or area of the nation you live. In each town there is a Smooth Jazz, Oldies, Hip Hop or R&B station that sounds exactly like the ones in every other city playing the same music, the same commercials at the same times, where the DJs even sound alike. Often the DJs are the same because the shows are syndicated and simulcast via satellite link up around the country. For the most part, the music and programming are designed to appeal to the lowest vibratory levels on the psychological, emotional, intellectual and socio-political levels. the programming promots buffoonery, misogynist lyrics, thuggery, disrespect, gratuitous violence, crass materialism, reckless sexual behavior and at best minimalist socio-political consciousness. The music play lists on the popular stations often feature the raunchiest and degenerate values producing songs the FCC will allow. Listening to these stations you would think there were no conscious Hip Hop artists, singers, rappers and the socio-political conscious legacy of artists like Curtis Mayfield, Gil Scott Heron, Nina Simone, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Leon Thomas, Earth Wind and Fire or Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff was extinct.
Even on the oldies stations you don’t hear the politically conscious music of the ‘60's and ‘70. Nor do you hear the underground sounds of the well established or the up and coming new wave consciousness artists like Public Enemy, Paris and Common on the popular commercial stations owned and operated by the giant media conglomerates. If you want to feed your mind and ears with more than bump and grind, sociopathic hoochie momma, gangsta wannabe, nonessential cursing and mind numbing drivel, where do you go? What venues do we have to promote socially and politically redemptive and enlightening music? If you know the call letters of a college FM station or a alternative programming station I n another city you might be able to use satellite radio or the Internet to listen to them. The Internet offers a wider selection of stations both terrestrial (traditional AM and FM radio stations that stream their programming on the Internet) and Internet radio stations and programming to choose from.
The good news is new stations are popping up all the time because the costs to operate one are relatively minimal compared to the huge costs of acquiring an FCC license, purchasing broadcast equipment and paying the staff needed to operate a traditional AM or FM station. Even with the advent of low wattage FM there are delays getting the needed approvals, equipment etc. I’m partial to Internet radio because I am a pioneer in Internet radio programming and Webcasting. I helped start The Black World Today’s talk channel in 2000 and have produced and hosted a series of Internet radio programs over the years. I am still active doing talk radio on the Internet, but recently an opportunity opened to allow me to be a DJ.
Neil Blake the founder of the Blake Radio Network revived one of his music streaming channels Music Massage which streams R&B, Hip Hop and Old School slow jams. He liked the music I play during the opening of my talk show The Cyberspace Sanctuary which airs on his Rainbow Soul talk channel. He offered me a slot to play music on Music Massage. I agreed to do it only if I could play socially conscious music. So for the past two months I’ve produced a show called Message In The Music which is Webcast daily at 12 Midnight Eastern time. I play socially and politically conscious music by old school artists like Nina Simone, Oscar Brown Jr, Gil Scott Heron, Roberta Flack, Tracy Chapman, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Public Enemy The O’Jays as well as some new artists ( Hip Hop Spoken Word as well as R&B). I admit I’m partial to the old school material I already have in my collection. So if you are computer savvy and want to hear good music with socially relevant and redemptive lyrics, log onto enter the site and click on the Music Massage link. When the page comes up click on the Loudcity box and listen. You may have to select the media player you are using; after that sit back, relax and reminisce with Message In The Music.


Monday, August 21, 2006

Signs Point To Deeper Economic Problems

Signs Point To Deeper Economic Problems

“Bankruptcy filings are on the rise. Chapter 7 filings were up 54% in the 2nd quarter versus the 1st quarter. Thus filings are running 2,300 per business day, more than 4 times the level of November 2005, after the bankruptcy law went into effect. In the 3-months ended June, 85,449 Chapter 7 cases were filed and 142,815 cases overall, a 39% increase from the previous quarter. Chapter 13’s rose 21.3%. Even with much more difficult criteria the bankruptcy juggernaut was just stalled, not cured by the new law. Credit counselors say filers have to undergo counseling before they can proceed with their cases, and the sessions comprise 1/3rd to ½ of their caseloads, plus the attendees cannot pay for the counseling and so the services lose money. As we predicted, consumers are being unduly punished and nothing happens to the irresponsible lenders. So what else is new? Credit counselors are reporting an increase in the number of debtors seeking help because of high gasoline prices and adjustable rate mortgages that have been reset at higher rates. Those debtors may well enter the bankruptcy pipeline in the next year or so. The new higher fees will keep people who have nothing from filing. It costs $2,000 to file for Chapter 7 and $4,000 to file for Chapter 11. Experts say filings will eventually return to 90% of the old rate.” Robert Chapman

AmeriKKKa is in deep do do. The government is broke, forced to borrow two billion dollars a day to survive and much of that goes to fund the imperialist occupations of Afghanistan, Iraq and other bases of occupation around the world. On the personal but collective microeconomic level, home foreclosures and bankruptcies are on the rise, more and more average AmeriKKKans, home owners and businessperson are drowning in a sea of debt. The new bankruptcy law that went into effect in October 2005 was written by the credit card companies and banks was designed to stem the rising tide of people seeking bankruptcy relief from their debt problems. AmeriKKKans, like their government, are way over our heads in debt. But unlike the government, Joe and Jane Sixpack cannot run up credit card or mortgage refinancing debt and depend on foreign banks and investors to bail us out (at a profit) to keep our disastrous consumption addiction going.
George Bu$h and his NeoCon cabal with the support of the corporate mind control apparatus and a compliant Congress, passed huge tax cuts and fiscally irresponsible spending programs, the same type of tax cuts Bu$h’s father called “Voodoo Economics” when he ran against Ronald Reagan during the presidential primaries in 1980. Reagan and Bu$h eventually went on to team up to usher in the “Reagan Conservative Revolution” which was neither conservative nor a revolution. The “trickle down effect” Reagan promised would result from his outlandish fiscal policies never materialized. To be sure the Reagan era did produce the tax and spending cuts for social programs Reagan championed, but his policies bankrupted the nation. This is a lesson the Bu$h cabal and more importantly the AmeriKKKan voters failed to learn! Unlike when Reagan came into office where the Federal Reserve Central Bank had set double digit interest rates, under Bu$h II, the Fed’s extraordinarily low interest policies set the stage for increased debt accumulation both by the government and US citizens. This debt explosion fueled the housing construction boom that is now cooling off. The chickens are coming home to roost!
Calling themselves Neo Conservatives the Bu$h gang bum rushed tax cuts for the rich through Congress and increased spending boondoggles for their corporate buddies that are now drowning the government in red ink! “George W. Bush is a big spender. He has never vetoed a spending bill. When Congress serves up a big slab of fat, crackling pork, Mr. Bush responds with one big question: Got any barbecue sauce? The great Bush spending spree is about an arguably shrewd but ultimately unhelpful reading of history, domestic politics, Iraq and, I believe, vanity. This, I believe, is the administration's shrewd if unhelpful reading of history: In a 50-50 nation, people expect and accept high spending. They don't like partisan bickering, there's nothing to gain by arguing around the edges, and arguing around the edges of spending bills is all we get to do anymore. The administration believes there's nothing in it for the Republicans to run around whining about cost. We will spend a lot and the Democrats will spend a lot. But the White House is more competent and will not raise taxes, so they believe Republicans win on this one in the long term.” Whatever It Takes' Is Bush's big spending a bridge to nowhere? Peggy Noonan In her Wall Street Journal Op-Ed piece Ms Noonan points out both parties are spending money which is exactly the problem, there is no fiscal responsibility to be found in Washington. The government like its citizens is spending far more money than it takes in and has to audacity to continue to reduce its income (taxes) and increase its’ spending at a time when it should be doing the exact opposite!
The US consumer is in the same predicament. For Africans in AmeriKKKa and Latinos the situation is alarming. According to a report entitled Costly Credit African-Americans and Latinos In Debt by Javier Silva and Rebecca Epstein found: “african americans
•Between 1992 and 2001,average credit card debt for African Americans increased from
$2,416 to $2,950 —a 22 percent increase over the period.
•Nearly 60 percent of African Americans held a credit card in 2001,and nearly 84 percent
of these card holders carried a balance.
•In 2001,the average credit card indebted African-American household spent nearly 20
percent of its income on debt payments.
•Nearly one out of five credit card indebted African Americans earning less than $50,000
was in debt hardship —in other words 40 percent of their income was spent on debt
service payments in 2001.
•The average credit card debt among Hispanics increased by nearly 20 percent between
1992 and 2001 from $3,082 to $3,691.
•While just over 50 percent of Hispanics held a credit card in 2001,more than 75 percent
of cardholders carried a balance.
•In 2001,the average credit card indebted Hispanic household spent 19 percent of its
income on debt payments.
•One in seven credit card indebted Hispanic households earning less than $50,000 was in
debt hardship in 2001.
Debt hardship is a key indicator of household financial health.A family is considered to be in debt hardship when monthly debt service payments equal 40 percent or more of household income.Regardless of racial or ethnic backgrounds,debt hardship remained high throughout the 1990s for very low-income families.As a result of increasing debt hardship,families must make tough choices to remain solvent.To manage debt payments which take a larger and larger share of monthly income,many families turn to predatory lenders such as payday lenders and pawnshops.Unfortunately, African-American and Hispanic families are more likely to fall victim to high cost financial services because many predatory lenders open offices,and market aggressively,in these communities.These predatory lenders provide illusory solutions and contribute to worsening household finances.”
Take a look at the statistics, AmeriKKKans are in stultifying debt due to a myriad of reasons, but now the banks and credit card companies are about to exact their pound of flesh. The Fed had the US treasury print and pump billions in fiat (worthless) paper money into circulation last Spring which along with rising energy costs are putting a strain on people’s household budgets because their wages have remained stagnant. The US economy contrary to the lies the Bu$h administrations is telling is not doing well. Ford and GM two industrial giants are staggering on the ropes and may go under. Both have announced huge lay-offs which will have a rippling effect on the economy. What can we do to keep from drowning in debt? Formulate a strategy to reduce your debt and develop a long range plan to get out of debt. Cut out superfluous spending, budget wisely during these inflationary times, establish a priority to cut spending and get out of debt. If you have to, seek counseling and begin to scale back on your spending in these inflationary times. Don’t despair, be optimistic be proactive and count your blessings.


Friday, August 18, 2006

The US Economy Is In Trouble

The US Economy Is In Trouble

By historical standards, our present economy is being driven by selling the ‘family jewels’ rather than measured consumption commensurate with actual income. In recent years, income growth after inflation has been at or near zero percent. Contributions to economic growth have been largely limited to two factors: (1) rapid increases in asset prices (public equities during the 1990’s and housing equity in the first part of the 2000’s) and (2) inviting cheap overseas imports into the US produced at a fraction of the amount it would cost us to produce. As a result, we are now extremely vulnerable as our industrial infrastructure has almost shut down (as our cost to produce is uncompetitive) or sold out. Now we can no longer produce enough for ourselves to maintain our present strength and living standards and have become dangerously dependent on imports. According to a recent Bloomberg article, household wealth grew six times faster than wages from 2001 to 2005 – the biggest gap of any five year period in history. Meanwhile, trade deficits have sent trillions of dollars of US assets overseas during that time to finance the consumption of foreign oil and other largely perishable goods. Internal US government budget deficits are now for the first time almost 100% financed by foreign lenders. If we were spending what we were actually making, US GDP would likely be stagnant or receding. The personal savings rate has for the first time in decades turned negative meaning that we are consuming every dollar we make plus spending trillions of dollars of accumulated wealth. There is no longer any cushion. At present, this economic ‘joyride’ has claimed the lower classes as victims while leaving middle and upper classes with a false sense of prosperity. Those without significant assets are not able to participate because their consumption and savings are largely composed of income from stagnating wages. They are condemned to live paycheck to paycheck. Cheap imports, offshore outsourcing, foreign insourcing, and the liquidation of US industry are placing tremendous pressure on wages. Goods producing industries (typically the highest paying industries on average) are shrinking rapidly while low-paying service industry positions (waitress, retail, education) are not even creating enough jobs to keep pace with population growth.” False Prosperity Present Economy Driven By Consuming Our Accumulated Wealth Not Income

Despite reports from the Bu$h administration claiming the US economy is on the rebound, yes some corporate revenues are up and compensation for CEOs of the major multinational corporations are through the roof, the US economy is in bad shape. Most of us already know this as we see the purchasing power of our paychecks, pensions and profits failing to keep abreast with inflation and the rising cost of living. AmeriKKKa has gone from being the world creditor nation in the ‘50’s to being the world’s chief debtor nation. This is not a random happenstance; it is the result of policies set by the central banks like the US Federal Reserve System which is system of privately owned banks which have nothing to do with the US federal government, the plutocratic elite and their puppets in the political sphere. These policies are designed by their planners and those who execute them to benefit their class; the ruling class.

These polices created the trade imbalances that are killing US manufacturing. They conspired to ship manufacturing overseas facilitated by legislative initiatives like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which is anything but and its companion legislation the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). These two policies in conjunction with their economic arms: the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) US AID and other alphabet economic configurations have destabilized the economies of America, Mexico and soon the Central American countries. This is why so many Mexican immigrants are streaming to America; because NAFTA, the IMF and World Bank’s policies have devastated their indigenous infrastructures. Domestically Joe and Jane Sixpack have no clue what is coming down the pike and what is in store for them. They know they are tapped out credit wise, many used their homes as credit cards to live extravagantly, send their children to college and they are losing their homes to foreclosure. Bankruptcies are up despite a new national law which went into effect last October which by the way was written by the banks and credit card companies which was designed to curtain bankruptcies. Quiet as its kept, things are not going well for working class folks.

On the macroeconomic tip, the US government is bankrupt and is borrowing two to almost three billion dollars a day just to keep itself afloat. Much of that is going to pay for imperialist wars around the world. But the saving grace for the US government was the fact the US dollar was the preeminent medium of exchange around the world especially for crude oil. Then came the European Union. The EU created its’ own currency, the Euro in 1999. The Euro is fast becoming the main threat against the falling US dollar and now there is an increasing possibility the Euro will surpass and supplant the US dollar as the world’s primary medium of exchange. “With the US dollar dropping, the potential exists for the Euro's global demand to increase to the point where it replaces the US dollar as the defacto international reserve currency. This would cause enormous repercussions in the United States, driving the dollar down further and increasing the cost of imports in a country that already has a significant foreign debt load. Some analysts have argued that the need to obtain a cheap source of oil, not terrorism, was the main reason behind the United States’ decision to invade Iraq. There is no question that rising energy prices have had an impact on the US economy. However, others believe that the real reason for the invasion was not so much the oil itself, as the need to reassert control over how OPEC oil is bought and paid for.”

The US faced this exact problem in 200 when Saddam Hussein switched from the US dollar to the Euro as his medium of exchange for his country’s oil. The US government responded by invading and occupying Iraq. We are seeing the resulting blowback from that as the rest of the world scrambles to regroup and protect itself from a US military invasion to prop up it’s falling economy and shrinking dollar hegemony. But the US is being forced to live with higher energy costs which are further whittling away on consumer’s purchasing power and the enmity its actions have created around the world. On a macroeconomic level this poses major problems for the US fiscal and trade situation. “The U.S. trade deficit now stands at $460 billion and its current account deficit at over $500 billion (5 per cent of the GDP). This means, as one U.S. economist, David Dapice, recently put it, the U.S. depends on a daily capital inflow from the rest of the world of $1.5 billion to prop up domestic consumption. The value of the dollar is therefore held up by large capital inflows. What if the dollar ceases to be the currency of choice in the global economy or even if the euro becomes a serious contender? What if all the funds parked in the U.S. money are pulled out? What if this flow of capital dries up? The effect on the U.S. economy would be cataclysmic since the amounts involved are huge. Robert Brenner, another U.S. economist, estimated that in end 2000, foreign ownership of the U.S.' gross assets were equivalent to as much as 67 per cent of GDP and argued that ‘any serious attempt to flee these assets would put enormous pressure on the dollar’. More recent data from the U.S. Federal Reserve show that the situation has not changed since then. At the end of 2002, the market value of foreign ownership of just U.S. financial assets (corporate equity and bonds, U.S. Treasury securities and bank deposits) added up to $3,350 billion or more than one-third of the U.S.' GDP” Several nation’s central banks have indeed threatened to sell off some of their US dollar reserves. Others are exploring the possibility of switching to the Euro or creating their own currency!!

The US dollar and by extension, the US economy is in for what economists call a structural readjustment. US workers are facing layoffs. Ford Motors has announced a planned layoff of 30,000 workers. US workers are also feeling the growing impact of outsourcing and severe competition from unskilled eager immigrants willing to work for far less that what businesses pay their US employees. “The point is, the changes we have witnessed in the global economy over the past few years and the phenomenon of globalization matter in that they affect several channels through which both the timing and degree of the impact of monetary policy have been altered. Now, let me bring this closer to home. Price inflation usually does not become entrenched unless accompanied by wage inflation. Until recently, the productivity of U.S. workers was advancing at the same pace as wages and benefits costs. In the last few months, however, the anecdotal evidence picked up through the Fed’s Beige Book—the survey conducted eight times a year by all 12 Federal Reserve Banks of businesses in their districts—and the anecdotal evidence the Bank presidents and their staffs glean from their conversations with CEOs and other business operators all indicate an emerging and widening shortage of skilled and semiskilled workers, along with attendant upward wage pressures. This has finally begun to show up in the wage, productivity and unit labor cost statistics.” Richard Fisher of the Dallas Fed remarks he made on August 16, 2006 This is Fed economic doublespeak for what I’ve said earlier, the US economy and the US dollar are in trouble. Only this time an invasion or expanded wars for energy and dollar hegemony will not save them.


Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Fear Mongering

Fear Mongering

“If you're a Republican, you're scared. So, you try to scare the country. For five years, President Bush and his party have tried to convince Americans that they know better than Democrats how to protect the country and seek revenge for 9/11. If that's the case, why did Mr. Bush say of Osama bin Laden in March 2002: I truly am not that concerned about him. Why did Mr. Bush shift the focus from Al-Qaeda, which carried out 9/11, to Saddam Hussein, who was not involved in 9/11?” When all else fails, GOP dials 9/11 By Randy Schultz Palm Beach Post Editorial Page Editor Sunday, August 13, 2006

The Bu$h- Cheney cabal is ratcheting up another fear and scare campaign to position themselves for the 2006 elections that are fast approaching. If this were truly a legitimate Republic, these criminals would have been impeached and imprisoned long ago. Even so, even with the relative sycophancy of the corporate mind control apparatus on behalf of their agenda and to suppress their crimes, the NeoConmen are running scared. The handwriting is on the wall. One of their most ardent supporters, Senator Joe Lieberman who out Republicaned the Republicans on the Iraq issue, was defeated in the Connecticut primary last week by a political novice running primarily on an antiwar platform. At long last the antiwar movement is asserting itself, getting some backbone and is breaking through, gaining adherents and momentum. The warmongering fascists in both parties are petrified. They sense they are in deep trouble; especially since their plans for war in Syria and Iran just went down the drain as Hezbollah decisively derailed the Zionists’ pre-war tune up in Lebanon.
The NeoCon/Zionist warmongers are desperate. They need something to turn the tide in their favor, so look for more "terror plots" like we just saw in London. Keep in mind information is now coming out Bu$h and Co pressured the Blair government to make arrests and announcements about the alleged plot to benefit themselves. The plutocrats are so ruthless they will do any and everything to insure their agenda is carried out. So keep your eyes and ears open for another “October surprise” or another Osama bin-Laden tape (what ever happed to Bu$h’s “we’re going to track him down and bring him to justice dead or alive...” cowboy trash talk?). Look for this to happen right before the November elections. The good news is Bu$h and Co are reluctant to stage another 9-11 false flag operation now. Even they realize they dare not go to the well too often, their approval ratings would drop to minus numbers Bu$h never recovered from the Hurricane Katrina debacle. Now the AmeriKKKan people are hip to how insensitive and heartless they are; especially after Bu$h approved the invasion and wanton destruction of Lebanon by Israel. Another disaster, natural or political, would be the literal end for him. So the NeoCons know they can’t afford to put themselves out there during another disaster or major “terrorist incident”. Sooner or later even the most comatose AmeriKKKans would demand Bu$h and Cheney’s scalps for failing to protect the nation like they did on 9-11 and pre and post Katrina.
If you look at the record since 9-11, the Bu$h administration and the mass media have colluded to frighten and intimidate the AmeriKKKan people into going along with their bogus War on Terror, a scam that has whittled away the “liberties and freedoms” guaranteed in the US Constitution. Keep in mind Dubeyah himself is alleged to have called the Constitution “just a
God damned piece of paper.” Research has shown AmeriKKKans tend to rally around a standing leader during a perceived "threat" from an outside source. One study by Robb Willer of Cornell University showed a clear and direct relationship between government issued terror alerts and George W Bu$h’s approval ratings. “There is a clear pattern in these data supporting the central prediction that a tendency exists for people to support standing leaders after threats of external terror, and specifically President Bush after government-issued terror warnings. A series of regression models with various controls converged on this finding. The present research also found support for the claim that terror warnings can affect evaluations of the president that are largely irrelevant to terrorism, in this case evaluations of his handling of the economy. Evidence was mixed regarding the duration of these effects... The present research sought to evaluate whether the threat of terrorism increases support for standing leaders. To test this idea I investigated Gallup poll data on presidential approval to see if it increased following government-issued terror warnings. I found consistent evidence supporting the hypothesis that government-issued terror warnings led to increases in President Bush’s approval levels. Further, I found evidence that the threat of terror may lead to more positive evaluations of the president on a dimension largely irrelevant to terrorism, his handling of the economy. I was unable to establish how long these effects typically last. I leave that question, and further exploration of the empirical regularities observed, to future research.” THE EFFECTS OF GOVERNMENT-ISSUED TERROR WARNINGS ON PRESIDENTIAL APPROVAL RATINGS Robb Willer Cornell University
I pointed this study out last year as well as the ongoing observations by MSNBC’s Keith Olberman that documented the exact same phenomena. The NeoCons are using psychological warfare to flummox and hoodwink AmeriKKKans into going along with their fascist imperialism under the guise of “national security” and their bogus “Global War on Terror”. Obviously the operative word here is global as we see in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and other geo-strategic locations around the world. All the Zionist and NeoCons had to do was call or insinuate someone or some group was a terrorist and presto, like Pavlovian dogs, the AmeriKKKan people would fall for their okey doke. But things are changing. The pendulum is beginning to swing to the side of TRUTH. The 9-11 Truth Movement, the Downing Street Memo and numerous books by former Bu$h administration cabinet members consistently reveal the Bu$h/NeoCon/Zionist junta planned to Invade Iraq even prior to being given the keys to the White House. The Valerie Plame outing, the revelations about illegal government snooping and spying on ordinary citizens have turned people off immeasurably. The mood of the country is changing. Recent polls show over fifty per cent of the AmeriKKKan people polled say, the Iraq war was a mistake and most feel AmeriKKKan troops should be brought home soon if not immediately
People are worried about the economy, the widening income gap between the rich and the poor despite government lies about an economic turnaround. Most folks don’t see any turnaround in their pay checks or standard of living They blame Bu$h Bu$h and Co are now swimming against a rising tide. They feel themselves going down to defeat and they are petrified. Even with rigged elections, the days of the NeoCons appear numbered. They are desperate, like trapped rats they will do anything to maintain their death-grip on the body politic. Like trapped rats they will fight to the death. The fight is not over, it is just beginning.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Goliath takes A Thumping

Goliath Takes A Thumping

“So what has happened to the Israeli army? This question is now being raised not only around the world, but also in Israel itself. Clearly, there is a huge gap between the army's boastful arrogance, on which generations of Israelis have grown up, and the picture presented by this war... On the 32nd day of the war, Hezbollah is still standing and fighting. That by itself is a stunning feat: a small guerilla organization, with a few thousand fighters, is standing up to one of the strongest armies in the world and has not been broken after a month of "pulverizing." Since 1948, the armies of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan have repeatedly been beaten in wars that were much shorter. As I have already said: if a lightweight boxer is fighting a heavyweight champion and is still standing in the 12th round, the victory is his – whatever the count of points says.” What Has Happened to the Israeli Army? by Uri Avnery

Things must be really bad, if an Israeli antiwar activist is pointing out the drubbing the Israel army is taking in their ill-fated invasion of Lebanon. I find it ironic the Khazar impostors masquerading as descendants of the Biblical Hebrews again find themselves playing the role of the giant invader Goliath, who was felled by little David the sheppard boy. The Israeli invaders were befuddled, flummoxed and fought to a standstill by the extremely disciplined, prepared and well trained Hezbollah guerrilla militia. Not only did the Israelis encounter fierce resistance, they experienced devastating setbacks and losses, especially to their vaunted tank corps despite their ruthless and genocidal aerial bombardments of innocent civilians targeting roads, bridges and infrastructure. The Israelis may not have been defeated decisively by Hezbollah and run out of Lebanon, the fact of the matter is the Israelis certainly have not won. Not only have they not won militarily, they have lost the propaganda war.
The Israelis have long lived off of their self-created image as the “victim”, that their aggression, killing and murder are merely defensive responses to attacks by their Arab neighbors. The fact of the matter is this latest debacle was planned long before Israeli soldiers and tanks crews were captured (not kidnapped as the Israel spin machine claims) inside Lebanon territory. The Zionists used this as a provocation to begin their version of “Shock and Awe” using US made and supplied ordnance, planes, missiles and materials. Unlike the US blitzkrieg in Iraq, the Lebanese while devastated by the onslaught did not crack nor wilt under the Zionist barrage. Hezbollah remained firm and fought back with valor as the world watched in horror as the power mad Israelis violated international law and humane sensibilities in their deliberate and indiscriminate killing of civilians, rescue workers and wholesale destruction of Lebanese cities towns and villages. Hezbollah gained much respect not only from the Khazar invaders but the whole world as the Lebanese found something to believe in. The Israelis made matters worse by attempting to spin their genocidal incursion into Lebanon as a defensive move! That was a bit much given they were also doing the same thing to the Palestinians in Gaza, bombing defenseless bathers on a beach! The Zionists went to the “defense” justification once too often. Now they have lost all credibility and the world views them for exactly what they are, bloodthirsty maniacs who enjoy killing the innocent, the elderly and children.
Some of us have surmised the invasion was really about gaining access to Lebanon’s water which is why the Latini River figures so prominently in Israel’s occupation strategy. “Diversion of the Litani is not all that easy for the Israeli planners. In order to facilitate diversion near Beaufort, the river must be managed from central Biqa'a to Beaufort. The entire course of the Litani would need to be controlled to have the necessary water level at the inlet to the tunnel. Also, at the inlet, in order to maintain the suction pressure needed, one or more weirs would be needed to raise the water level. To further complicate things, throughout the seasons, the Litani's flow greatly varies and the result would be too much water at the flooding season and too little water during the dry season. Therefore, the River would need to be controlled from the Biqa'a Valley, which the Israelis would need to occupy in order to do so. Additionally, much of the Litani flows through a deep gorge and is not only very difficult to manage but for Israel to conquer. Obviously, it isn't simple to use this water for irrigation. In order to use the Litani, one would have to, through civil works, control nearly the whole upper part of the river. In order to control the needed part of southern Biqa'a, including the valley and its river, Israel would need to control the ridges on both sides of the valley. For this, money is available. Nasrallah and the Shi'ites hope to defeat Israel's plan.” War about water? How Israel wants to steal the water of the Lebanese river Latani by shola r. Monday, Aug 7 2006, 8:22am.
Hezbollah has succeeded in defeating Israel’s plan because in order to control the river Israel would have to occupy Lebanon again. Hezbollah despite what the UN says is not going to totally disarm nor is it going to disappear. Given Israel’s barbarity against Lebanese civilians which was witness by the whole world, Hezbollah would be foolish to disarm and disband. Given they won’t do either, the Zionist are looking at yet another potential long term PR and military disaster, being run out of Lebanon again! The Khazar Goliaths are now in the same position they like to trap others in, stymied by a no win situation; damned if they do, damned if they don’t. Having lost both any military and PR advantage, the Israelis foolishly made matters worse as they kept on bombing, kept on killing, kept on reneging on their cease-fire promises to the point the scales of public opinion have firmly tipped against them despite their gargantuan influence in the US media. Goliath is taking a serious drubbing, militarily and in the court of public opinion. There is no way the Israeli lobby or the NeoCons can spin this in a favorable way. Around the world the real axis of evil: the US, Britain and Israel are being exposed as the degenerate psychopaths they are. Their only solution at this point is another diversion; can we say false flag terrorist operation boys and girls?


Sunday, August 13, 2006

The Lieberman Factor

The Lieberman Factor

“HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 8 -- In a stark repudiation, Sen. Joseph I.
Lieberman (D-Conn.) narrowly lost the Democratic Senate primary here
Tuesday night, falling to antiwar candidate Ned Lamont in a campaign
that became a referendum on the incumbent's support for the Iraq war.
Lieberman publicly conceded the primary shortly after 11 p.m., after
a congratulatory call to Lamont. But he appeared almost exuberant in
defeat, telling supporters at a hotel in Hartford that he planned to
run as an independent in November and predicting that he would be
returned to the Senate for a fourth term.”

The Zionist/NeoCon cabal that ran the US foreign policy off the
track is aghast at the fact their main boy Joe Lieberman, a three
term incumbent, was repudiated and turned out by the voters of
Connecticut. The fact of the matter is Joe Lieberman personified the
arrogance and hubris of the NeoCons, he was an ideologue so
mesmerized by his own agenda he became disconnected from not only the
reality on the ground in Iraq but also from his constituents as well.
Lieberman was so loyal to the NeoCon agenda, he refused to even
consider his constituents’ anti-war, anti-occupation wishes or views.
Connecticut voters complained he was non-responsive and isolated.
This is par for the course for an ideologue. Lieberman is the poster
boy for the NeoCons but even more dangerous,he is a rabid Zionist.
This fact incidently is never mentioned in the corporatist mind
control apparatus (media). Lieberman is so hard core he, out
Republicans the Republicans in his total support for the invasion and
occupation of Iraq, Bu$h’s bogus war on terror and he is a staunch
apologist who pooh poohs the ramifications and resulting loss of
privacy and freedoms the fascist NeoCon agenda has wrought.
Lieberman personifies everything that is wrong in AmeriKKKan politics.
The mainstream media makes much of the fact Joe Lieberman was the
Democratic Party’s vice presidential candidate in 2000 and was even
considered by some as an early presidential candidate in 2004. I
maintain one of the reasons the Democrats faired so poorly in 2000
against Bu$h who most people viewed as a halfwit with a well
connected pedigree, was because of Lieberman! Yes it was a symbolic
giant step the Democrats picked an Ashkenazim Jew as their vice
presidential candidate. Nevertheless in the deep recesses of folk’s
psyche they wondered where Lieberman’s true loyalties lay? Was he for
AmeriKKKa or did he have an allegiance to a Zionist agenda? Well that
question has been answered for all to see. Ever since the 2000
election and especially after 9-11, we have seen just where his
loyalties lie. Lieberman is a faithful supporter of the NeoCon
imperialist war program. It's no secret many of the architects of
that agenda are rabid Zionists; a fact minimized in the corporate
media. The fac tof the matter is, Joe Lieberman was Bu$h’s staunchest
ally in the US Senate and it cost him the election, period!
A week before the primary, Lieberman was trailing his opponent by
double digits. Keep in mind his opponent had no experience as an
elected official. This must have been extremely disconcerting to
Lieberman’s NeoCon/Zionist backers. How dare the rabble reject their
guy in favor of a man whose only major issue was his opposition to
the Iraq war! While Lieberman was able to close the gap in the days
before the election, he still lost. Now Lieberman is saying he will
run as an independent. Goes to show how disconnected, out of touch
with reality and arrogant Lieberman really is. I suspect he thinks
his Zionist/NeoCon buddies will pump mad money and media into his
campaign to help him win as an independent. Maybe they will maybe
they won’t, the fact of the matter is, the anti-war movement won a
significant victory last Tuesday. But Lieberman is making an all out
pitch to his NeoCon friends around the country to support him. His
Zionist friends in the fascist Weekly Standard are already spinning
his defeat as a setback for “national security” There they go with
the scare tactics. “For Democrats today, no good can come from the
rebuff of Lieberman, who is running now as an independent to keep his
Senate seat. His race will draw enormous media attention as Lieberman
attacks Democrats for fostering ‘the old politics of partisan
polarization.’ That charge, along with the national security issue,
will be exploited by Republicans as they try to stave off a
Democratic landslide in the midterm election on November. In his
concession speech, Lieberman indicated he wants to turn his campaign
into a national crusade. Addressing ‘people outside of Connecticut,’
he said: ‘If you are disappointed with the ugly tone of our politics,
if you are fed up with the nasty partisanship in Washington, then I
ask for your help, too . . . Come to Connecticut to help and don't
hesitate to send a campaign contribution.’ As an independent,
Lieberman is cut off from party funds. It's probably the case,
however, that Lieberman won't have a major impact on House and Senate
races this fall--except in Connecticut. Three House Republicans from
Connecticut--Chris Shays, Nancy Johnson, Rob Simmons--face tough
reelection races. With both a Democrat and an independent Democrat on
the ballot for the Senate, it's bound to complicate straight party
voting. Shays has already endorsed Lieberman. Nonetheless,
Republicans were quick to jump on the Lamont victory as evidence that
Democrats had jettisoned the FDR-Truman-JFK tradition of a strong
national security policy. Lieberman has pointedly described himself
as an heir to that tradition. The last thing Democrats need in 2006
is a highly visible Democrat zinging the party for tilting to the
left on national security. “ Still the Peace Party: What Lieberman's
defeat means for the Democratic party. The Weekly Standard ^ |
Notice Lieberman’s call to “people outside of Connecticut” for help.
This is a not so subtle plea to his Zionist cohorts to work their
magic and mischief on his behalf. Obviously after being repudiated by
the people of his home state, Lieberman would have to call on is
Zionist/NeoCon buddies for help, who else would help him?!
The NeoCons are running scared. Notice the prediction in the Weekly
Standard that Republicans (and by extension their mass media lapdogs)
would seize upon Lieberman’s defeat by a populous angered by his
support of an illegal war as a “tilt to the left”. Have the Zionists
no shame? I guess not given what they are currently doing in Lebanon
and Gaza, with Lieberman’s approval I might add. Cheney and the Bu$h
cabal immediately used Lieberman’s defeat to denounce the antiwar
movement. Coincidentally across the pond, Bush’s cohort in the
invasion and occupation of Iraq and the other two thirds of the real
axis of evil, the Blair government announced the discovery of a major
“terrorist plot” and the apprehension of several suspects. Wow talk
about timing. Just when their best boy goes down in flames another
terrorist plot is uncovered! Imagine my shock. But this time there
are scant details other than the usual sensationalism being parroted
by the mainstream media. Most thinking people have figured out how
the NeoCOns operate and they realize the key to their agenda is
fearmongering. The NeoCons and their mind control apparatus partners
must keep the sheeple afraid so they can accomplish their real
objectives: perpetual war to usher in a totalitarian police state using
“national security” and the bogus “Global War on Terror” as pretexts
while they seize and plunder the world’s natural resources, namely
The latest London “terror plot” is just what the NeoCons needed.
This newest scheme is right on cue/time to jack up the fear meters
and terror alerts. They had to go overseas again for a false flag
operation because if anything happened here in AmeriKKKa the people
would run Bu$h and Cheney out of town on a rail for yet another
failure to protect us after spending all that money and eroding our
privacy. Look for Lieberman and the NeoCons to milk that for all they
can in an attempt to scare AmeriKKKans into supporting their
warmongering fascism. Alas I think the tank is empty for Joe. Good
riddance! He is gone for good unless the NeoCons can pull off a more
credible false flag/ “terrorist” operation, a more spectacular
“October surprise” to trick or frighten the people into voting for
Lieberman and more fascism and war!



Friday, August 11, 2006

This Was A Rough Week But We Will Bounce Back

This Was A Rough Week But We Will Bounce Back

“McKinney, the first black woman elected to Congress from Georgia, raised eyebrows before her first defeat when she suggested the Bush administration had advance knowledge of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks but kept quiet to allow friends to profit from the bloodshed. She also accused Vice President Al Gore of a low ‘Negro tolerance level.’ After her return to Washington, she kept a relatively low profile until March, when her scuffle with the officer grabbed national headlines. McKinney struck the officer when he did not recognize her and tried to stop her from entering a House office building. A grand jury in Washington declined to indict her, but she was forced to apologize before the House and faced increased criticism from national Democrats and fellow Georgians for the incident. Her strained relationship with Pelosi is well-known; the two rarely, if ever, speak. Democratic Rep. John Lewis, a longtime civil rights leader from Atlanta and the dean of the Georgia delegation, publicly called on McKinney to tone down her attitude, and Lewis' decision not to back her candidacy was widely viewed as a nod of support to Johnson. Lewis, through a spokeswoman, declined to comment on the runoff result. ‘It's clear that she had very little support within her own party from Georgia,’ said Emory University political scientist Alan Abramowitz, noting that no one in the Georgia delegation - including the state's five other Democratic congressmen - endorsed McKinney, who has served as the district's representative for 12 of the past 14 years. I think they're very glad to lose her," Abramowitz said. "She was seen as a big distraction. And in Georgia, Republicans were constantly trying to use her to undermine other Democrats. They would refer to candidates and other members of the delegation as Cynthia McKinney Democrats.’” /

This past week was a rough week for the forces of African assertiveness, resistance and redemption. On Tuesday Cynthia McKinney went down to defeat in a run off election, the victim of an obvious collusion of reactionary forces within her own party, Republicans and Zionist/NeoCons who made up their minds to oust her. They had to get rid of her because she was a threat to their fascist agenda, she was too honest, too passionate for right and justice. Also on August 8th we lost Del Jones another valiant warrior in our life and death struggle against global white supremacy and the New World Order who made his transition to the spirit realm. Del Jones succumbed to heart failure in his struggle against congenital heart disease while Cynthia McKinney was targeted by the Zionists and their lapdogs in both parties because she, like Del Jones, was a thorn in their sides. Both Del and McKinney were uncompromising warriors against the New World Order and they deserve our gratitude for the sacrifices they made on our behalf. We will press on despite these setbacks/losses but they were two stalwarts in the battle against the diabolical forces and wickedness of the plutocratic elites and their relentless assault on African/First World people. The Democrats, especially the black ones turned their backs on Cynthia McKinney. For them, the lure of their Congressional positions and perks won out over righteousness. The good news is, the black people in her district supported her but she wasn’t able to overcome the white Republican crossover voters who flocked to the polls to vote for her opponent who was also buoyed by massive financial support from Zionists around the country.
The whites who voted for him felt more comfortable with Johnson, a former County Commissioner who knows how to play the game and who is not about to criticize Israel or go against the Zionist agenda if he is elected to Congress. The Georgia congressional delegation punked out royally. They sold their souls to remain in the good graces of the national Democratic Party and Nancy Pelosi the US House Democratic Leader. The NeoCons have been trying to oust McKinney for years, they subjected her to redistricting, but she survived that and kept on pushin’. The reactionary whites in her district weren’t able to vote her out because of her strong and loyal base within the black areas within the district. Determined to rid themselves of her, the whites scoured the district looking for handkerchief head Negroes to run against her. DeKalb County like the old plantations during the captivity/slavery era has no lack of wannabe Negroes willing to do the bidding of massa for a few crumbs and perks from massa. Massive infusions of white money from reactionary Republicans, Zionist individuals and groups, and the media mind control apparatus’ depiction of McKinney as an out of control fringe dwelling fruitcake, the crossover white votes coupled with Negro lackeys willingness to oppose her who were given the nod by the whites created a formidable alliance which resulted in her defeat.
McKinney was fearless and uncompromising but her colleagues in Congress understood the Zionists were targeting her and they didn’t want what they were doing to her to happen to them: the demonization, the character assassination and the threat of white mail because the Khazars had documented their corruption and moral flaws. So they punked out and allowed the forces of fascism to do Cynthia McKinney in. In a way this loss is a blessing for her, because if she chooses, she can speak truth even more forcefully without the constraints of being a member of Congress. Cynthia McKinney is resilient. She will bounce back maybe not in electoral politics, but she will bounce back because she is strong and she has integrity. She did not compromise her values nor her purpose. We send our thanks to her for being who she is and for being true to herself!
Brother Del Jones is now in the spiritual dimension. His health failed him; other than that nothing could keep him from being engaged in the struggle for the redemption of African people world wide. Like Cynthia McKinney, Del paid a heavy price for his integrity and for being uncompromising. Materially, Del was not rich because he did not sell out for a few dollars more like the Negro spokespersons, stooges and fronts for global white supremacy. He refused to bow down to the New World Order and so he had no wealth to show for his integrity. This is not to suggest the UNIVERSE does not reward integrity, it does. What we must realize is much of what this insane, anti-life culture values (if you doubt what I am saying take a good look at what passes off as entertainment in this society), is actually worthless and self-destructive. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot be used as a pawn or tool for death, oppression and dehumanization and live a life of purpose, integrity and righteousness at the same time. Del Jones knew that and he steadfastly and resolutely chose to serve African people, to work for our liberation. Del was on purpose, he knew what his mission and purpose were and lived them. Cynthia McKinney was on purpose also. The UNIVERSE has something great in store for her as long as she remains on task and true to her purpose. What we who remain have to do is actualize our greatness, discover our purpose and work diligently to counter the savagery and depravity the New World Order has in store this planet. Del did his work and is now with the venerated ancestors. Cynthia McKinney will bounce back. For us the struggle intensifies.


Thursday, August 03, 2006

Released FAA tapes Reveal Cynthia McKinney Was Right About 9-11 War Games

Released FAA Tapes Reveal Cynthia McKinney Was Right About 9-11 War Games

“WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 — Newly disclosed tapes offer evidence of the widespread confusion within the military as the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were being carried out, further undermining claims by the Pentagon that it moved quickly to try to intercept and shoot down one or more of the hijacked jets. When matched with the timeline of the attacks, the tapes make clear that information about the hijackings was slow to reach the military on Sept. 11 and that much of the information that did reach Air Force commanders was faulty. The tapes were provided under subpoena to the independent commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks, and parts of them had previously been made public by that commission. But the full collection of nearly 30 hours of tapes from the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or Norad, were released by the Pentagon last year to Michael Bronner, a producer on the recent film 'United 93, who described them in detail in an article posted this week on the Web site of Vanity Fair magazine ( The Web site includes links to excerpts from the actual tapes.” New Tapes Disclose Confusion Within the Military on Sept. 11 By PHILIP SHENON
Published: August 3, 2006

On March 11, 2005 Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney a Democrat representing the 4th Congressional District in Georgia asked Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers about simulated war games which took place on September 11, 2001 specifically if the war games prevented the US military from protecting the nation that fateful day? While this session was taped by C-Span, the mainstream press suppressed this exchange. Nevertheless the ruling plutocrats understood just how dangerous this Sistah was to their criminal agenda. Ms. McKinney asked General Myers point blank the following question, “The question was, we had four war games going on on September 11th, and the question that I tried to pose before the Secretary had to go to lunch was whether or not the activities of the four war games going on on September 11th actually impaired our ability to respond to the attacks?” Her question was asked to clear the air and get into the Congressional Record the fact there were war games planned and executed on September 11th and to discern whether or not these war games prevented the FAA and military from defending the skies over AmeriKKKa that day?
General Myers gave the following reply to the Congresswoman’s query, “The answer to the question is no, it did not impair our response, in fact General Eberhart who was in the command of the North American Aerospace Defense Command as he testified in front of the 9/11 Commission I believe - I believe he told them that it enhanced our ability to respond, given that NORAD didn't have the overall responsibility for responding to the attacks that day. That was an FAA responsibility. But they were two CPXs; there was one Department of Justice exercise that didn't have anything to do with the other three; and there was an actual operation ongoing because there was some Russian bomber activity up near Alaska. So we -” Seeing where it was going, the Committee Chairman attempted to cut off the discussion. But Ms McKinney pressed on asking, “Mr. Chairman, begging your indulgence, was September Eleventh declared a National Security Special Event day?” Seeing the potential damage this questioning would cause the Bu$h administration and military the committee immediately broke for lunch.
I bring this up because McKinney’s detractors say she is a kook, a wing nut or an “embarrassment”?! Embarrassment? Embarrassment to whom, the imbecile in the White House, or the corrupt psychopaths and criminals running AmeriKKKa? Is she an embarrassment to the media sock puppets who are obviously in cahoots with the NeoCon chicken hawks lying and fomenting perpetual war? Just like when she spilled the beans, suggesting Bu$h had foreknowledge of the 9-11 “attacks” and she was vilified by the NeoCons and right wing media; and later it turned out the CIA had indeed warned Bu$h about bin Laden’s plans to attack AmeriKKKa! Guess what? A release of the FAA 9-11 tapes reveal the US military was totally confused and according to today’s NY Times this confusion undermined the military’s response on 9-11. “The tapes demonstrate that for most of the morning of Sept. 11, the airspace over New York and Washington was essentially undefended, and that jet fighters scrambled to intercept the hijacked planes were involved in a fruitless chase for planes that had already crashed. Although much of the conversation in the tapes is heavy with military jargon, it makes clear the terror of the morning, with military air controllers trying to monitor the whereabouts of hijacked planes bearing down on lower Manhattan and Washington. ‘I got an aircraft six miles east of the White House!’ one military commander is quoted as barking to a colleague. The tapes also document a conversation among officers about how best to shoot down passenger planes, if the order came from the White House. ‘My recommendation, if we have to take anybody out, large aircraft, we use AIM-9’s in the face,’ an Air Force commander is quoted as saying, a reference to a type of missile that would be fired into the nose of the plane. The Sept. 11 commission subpoenaed the tapes and other evidence after the panel’s investigators determined that material had been improperly withheld by Norad, which is responsible for air defense.” New Tapes Disclose Confusion Within the Military on Sept. 11 By PHILIP SHENON
Let me emphasis this, Cynthia McKinney was right on target again about the war games confusing the FAA and military on 9-11; which of course is why 9-11 unfolded the way it did that day. This revelation about the war games is even more evidence 9-11 was an inside job. This brothers and sistahs is why the NeoCons and Zionists want to defeat Cynthia McKinney in this upcoming run off election! They cannot stand her integrity, they hate the fact she is fearless and uncompromising in her quest for truth and in service to her constituents. Of course the kept media will not make this connection nor will they admit Cynthia McKinney is on the case. The last thing these criminals and their sycophants want is an honest and committed person in the halls of the US Congress.
The New York Times no less shows McKinney was right!!! McKinney put her seat in jeopardy by daring to suggest we be fair and open minded on the Israeli-Palestinian question. The rabid Zionists went after her in 2002 and they were successful. Don’t allow these warmongers to win again. Don’t allow them to send another Milquetoast sock puppet to Congress whose loyalties will be to the Zionists and the corporations rather than the people. Cynthia is the people’s champion. She is on target about the critical issues facing this nation; but more importantly she is willing to speak out and expose the criminals. Let’s support this Sistah and help her win next week and in November!