Thursday, February 24, 2022

Ukraine Matters

 "For those who ask: Why does Ukraine matter?" 

This is why Ukraine matters: RESOURCES.

*It is the second largest country by area in Europe by area and has a population of over 40 million - more than Poland.


*1st in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores;

*2nd place in Europe and 10th place in the world in terms of titanium ore reserves;

*2nd place in the world in terms of explored reserves of manganese ores (2.3 billion tons, or 12% of the world's reserves);

*2nd largest iron ore reserves in the world (30 billion tons);

*2nd place in Europe in terms of mercury ore reserves;

*3rd place in Europe (13th place in the world) in shale gas reserves (22 trillion cubic meters)

*4th in the world by the total value of natural resources;

*7th place in the world in coal reserves (33.9 billion tons)


*1st in Europe in terms of arable land area;

*3rd place in the world by the area of black soil (25% of world's volume);

*1st place in the world in exports of sunflower and sunflower oil;

*2nd place in the world in barley production +

*4th place in barley exports;

*3rd largest producer +

*4th largest exporter of corn in the world;

*4th largest producer of potatoes in the world;

*5th largest rye producer in the world;

*5th place in the world in bee production (75,000 tons);

*8th place in the world in wheat exports;

*9th place in the world in the production of chicken eggs;

*16th place in the world in cheese exports.

*Ukraine can meet the food needs of 600 million people.*


*1st in Europe in ammonia production;

*Europe's 2nd and the world’s 4th largest natural gas pipeline system;

*3rd largest in Europe and

*8th largest in the world in terms of installed capacity of nuclear power plants;

*3rd place in Europe and 11th in the world in terms of rail network length (21,700 km);

*3rd place in the world (after the U.S. and France) in production of locators and locating equipment;

*3rd largest iron exporter in the world

*4th largest exporter of turbines for nuclear power plants in the world;

*4th world's largest manufacturer of rocket launchers;

*4th place in the world in clay exports

4th place in the world in titanium exports

*8th place in the world in exports of ores and concentrates;

*9th place in the world in exports of defence industry products;

*10th largest steel producer in the world (32.4 million tons).

UKRAINE MATTERS. 🇺🇦  That is why its independence is important to the rest of the world & why Russia has invaded.

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Indentured Servitude

Want to know what modern indentured servitude is? You work 9.5 hours a day (2 for travel time), 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year. That’s 2,740 hours, or 103 days per year you don’t get to be with your children as they grow up, spend time with your spouse, or enjoy life.

Now out of that 24 hour day you’ve just spent 40% at a job to just pull enough to eat, have a home, hopefully have chained healthcare, in other words just have basic human needs. 33% of the day for sleeping. That leaves 27% for family, personal care, do bills, etc.

But here’s the thing, that 30% sleeping and 27% for everything else is if you’re damn lucky. Because most people have part time jobs to just pay those bills and take care of their family. And even those who don’t spend it exhausted trying to maintain a semblance of living.

The exhaustion comes from fighting bill collectors, wading through medical bills, reading all the paperwork for your kids doctors and schools, taking the car for repair, fixing the house, taking care of elderly parents, and all the rest. For that we have “the weekend.”

Because during the week after 5:00 when you finally get home there’s dinner, trying to pay attention to your children and listen to your spouse because you do care but your brain is mush from the day and you’ve so much to do. If it’s winter it’s already dark so can’t do a thing.

Then comes the weekend. When you want to get to what you didn’t get to during the week, but now you really do have to get to the week’s bills and fix that broken thing but the kids want your attention, when did they get so big?, and your spouse needs help. And you’re done.

So that 27%, less than your job, less than you sleep, goes away in the blink of an eye. Your youthful existence comes down to this. Then you get old, get sick, get disabled. Your kids grow up. Your spouse grows old or sick. One of you dies. Most of your active life is at a job.

Yes, some of us have wonderful jobs we actually enjoy, but even those are stretched and struggling, and at some point even an enjoyable job can change if the wrong people get into place.

And what the Oligarchy doesn’t get or care about, is we the people don’t have and can’t afford personal accountants, servants, doctors on call, staff to shop for us, assistants to do the grunt work. Our one pathetic life is spent surviving, and one disaster can crash it down.

The sick part is that 40% of your working time, 50% of your pay is going to a system giving billionaires massive tax breaks, corporations (especially military) huge incentives and subsidies, wars of lies, and paying people who don’t represent you anymore to kiss lobbyists.

Our government has lied and divided us. It has used us and let hundreds of thousands suffer and die every year. It has left homeless thousands including Veterans. It has slaughtered Muslims, allowed Blacks to be demeaned and killed, and Native Americans marginalized. It has ignored the struggles of working people. All for their gain and power. And 40% of our lives help it.

We allow the falsehood of a “two party system” to keep us from change. Tens of millions have their eyes open and have abandoned voting no longer believing the lies. Dedicated Republicans and Democrats are now just cultists buying the propaganda. It won’t stop unless we ALL make it, and backing cults won’t do it. It has to end.

We have one life. That's it. Done. Over. Finished. And we're wasting it a huge, unrecoverable portion of it doing things for others that don't give a damn about us or don't even see us as anything but a commodity for their profit hoarding.

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Before the end of the day.

Today is the day. The most divisive election ever in my 50+ years of life. Nothing before has ever torn a nation apart like this one. Never has the Oligarchy played all its hands like this one. Never has racism and ignorance and hatred and fundamentalism reigned like this one.

A few thoughts before we know whether fascist former Democrat Trump wins or fascist Republican backing Biden wins or by some miracle an actual people's candidate Green Party Howie Hawkins wins.

First, Biden is the Democratic architect or cheerleader of all that former Democrat Trump uses. Biden was active in writing the Crime Bill that incarcerated Blacks and helped lead to their being killed by police on minor offenses or none at all. He helped write the Patriot Act of which helped cause the deaths and displacement of millions of Muslims and he backed the seven wars that did it. Biden with Obama caused the building of cages to "temporarily" hold Hispanics and then deported two million of them back to dangerous and deadly conditions. Last he is now backed by 100 billionaires that he helped become such through the backing and voting of laws that advanced Wall Street and Big Banks.

Second, Trump is a Democrat. He gave hundreds of thousands to the Clintons and Schumer. He supported Hillary's run for President. She helped him obtain the White House. Schumer has helped Trump and McConnell put in dozens of far right wing lifetime lower court judges. Pelosi put up a half asses hilariously weak impeachment which only was based around Biden's son and didn't have any of the many crimes that Trump actually committed. Democrats protecting Democrats playing Republican.

Third, the entire rigging of a second primary by Democrats was for one single purpose, to get Hillary's chosen one, Kamala Harris, into the White House. In the same fashion the DNC played the elevated game and got Trump in, so too they are doing it with Harris. If Biden wins in six months to a year he will bow out under the 25th Amendment, which Pelosi has had her eye on supposedly for Trump, and then we'll have President Harris. A corporate cop, corporate shill, and someone that was ripped to shreds during the debate and never got a single delegate.

Last, Trump's big show, his grift, his game play, has been so over the top he might as well be a villain in a cartoon. He's played every card from not willing to leave office to saying the virus is nothing to whatever outrageous thing he can all for one purpose, to convince people they must vote for Biden if they don't like him. Why? It ensures that nobody will vote a third party, that they will be always afraid and always pick the lesser evil.

This is our election today.

So when this day is over we'll have one of two horrific "lesser evils" as President. Either Republican voting Biden or Republican acting Trump.

And what will happen? If Biden wins the Democratic Fundamentalists will go back to brunch and naps with no concern for the damage Biden and Harris can and will do. If Trump wins the Republican Fundamentalists will go back to cheering their Fuhrer and thinking that someday they'll be a billionaire too just because they wish it. Meanwhile the 100,000,000 non-voters (if they stayed home like 2016) will be suffering and fighting to try to end this Oligarchy and stop our failed nation from collapsing further while the blind sheep keep doing the same insane thing over and over again.

And when 2024 comes along and it's Kamala Harris vs Tom Cotton the Democratic and Republican Fundamentalists will look back with teary eyes and wish Trump was back, as they now do with Bush.

Going forward the Green Party is the ONLY option. It's powered by the people, it's not owned by billionaires, it's not PAC invested, and it has ethics, morals, and policies for and by the people. I hope, I dearly hope, that they can achieve 5%. Hell I hope they can win or at least force neither Biden or Trump to get 270 and start a crisis. But more than anything I hope enough people are waking up to the lie and charade of the duopoly that by 2024 there will be more than enough people voting for the Green Party to win, just as happened when Abraham Lincoln won for the third party Republicans in the 1850s. final thought...if in this election when more people know about the Greens, and Bernie supporters went Green, if the party barely scratches 1.4 million votes yet again we'll know the truth. The entire voting system is completely rigged...and the Oligarchy has won. If that happens then the fact is our nation is doomed to go down either the path of Germany in the 1930s, or the path of the USA in the 1770s when we fought and won against the aristocracy only through bloody revolution.

Sunday, September 06, 2020

Never Biden. Never Trump.

Here's the deal. In 2016 the DNC rigged the primary. This was confirmed by both Donna Brazile and Elizabeth Warren. When taken the court the DNC admitted under oath that they have the right to choose whomever they want, the judge confirmed this fact as they are corporation. Hillary Clinton's BFF Debbie Wasserman-Schultz purposely chose debate days in conflict with other events, cut back debates, closed polling places in strong Bernie areas, and played fast and loose with rules in caucuses. When it came to the convention there was immense pressure to broker it, and it was very, very likely Bernie would have won. But then Bernie had a "meeting" with President Obama, and Obama announced "unity" in the Party and then it all went to Hillary. Bernie then backed Hillary for the election against her long time friend Donald Trump.After Trump's win Bernie was pretty quiet about things for a few months, but then started ramping up his rhetoric against the Oligarchy and even going after Democrats once again (he reverted back to being an Independent). And suddenly his wife was under investigation for possible fraud. He was quieted once again for awhile.  

Come the next election cycle 2020. Bernie decides to run, seems to have it in the bag, things are going great for him...and then they do it again. Closing key polling places, cutting rolls, same as 2016, but the momentum is far, far stronger and people are even willing to stand for hours to vote for him. Then, suddenly, his royal highness Obama speaks to the other candidates. Obama and Biden then have a "discussion" about the primaries as the pandemic ramps up. Our nearly 80 year old activist gets pressured in the most vile, horrific ways...they're willing to kill us to get him to back off. They're willing to have all the others stop to get old Joe the crown. And so Bernie has no choice and suspends, kneels down, and they take EVERYTHING HE FOUGHT FOR out of the Democratic Platform.


And people are willing to reward the Democratic Party for their actions. Bullshit. They are nothing but the anti-Progressive wing of the Republican Party. They talk nice, offer crumbs, and stab you in the back. The Republicans laugh at you and stab you in the chest. Let alone Biden's horrific, racist, war backing, mass murdering record why the hell would any Progressive or Bernie supporter every vote for any Democrat after their actions.

Never Biden. Never Trump. Never Democrat. Never Republican. Green Party all the way and Howie Hawkins for our future.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

They love to ignore facts...

 Obama and Biden Accomplishments

• Sent 3,500 U.S. troops and tanks to Russia's doorstep in one of his final decisions as president.

• Ordered ten times more drone strikes than Bush.

• Dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016 alone (an average of 72 bombs every day).

• Put boots on the ground in Syria , despite 16 times saying "no boots on the ground".

• Despite campaign pledges, planned a $1 trillion progam to add more nuclear weapons to the US arsenal in the next 30 years.

• Dropped bombs in 7 Muslim countries; and then bragged about it .

• Said, “I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being.”

• Bragged about his use of drones - I'm "really good at killing people".

• Deported a modern-record 2 million immigrants.

• Signed the Monsanto Protection Act into law.

• Started a new war in Iraq.

• Initiated, and personally oversees a 'Secret Kill List'.

• Pushed for war on Syria while siding with al-Qaeda.

• Backed neo-Nazis in Ukraine.

• Supported Israel's wars and occupation of Palestine.

• Deployed Special Ops to 134 countries - compared to 60 under Bush.

• Did a TV commercial promoting "clean coal".

• Drastically escalated the NSA spying program.

• Signed the NDAA into law - making it legal to assassinate Americans w/o charge or trial.

• Gave Bush absolute immunity for everything.

• Pushed for a TPP Trade Pact.

• Started a new war on terror - this one on ISIS.

• Signed more executive memoranda than any other president in history.

• Transferred more than $100 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, more than any other administration in history.

• Signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia.

• Opened a military base in Chile.

•Touted nuclear power, even after the disaster in Japan.

• Opened up deepwater oil drilling, even after the BP disaster.

• Mandated the Insider Threat Program which orders federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues.

• Defended body scans and pat-downs at airport.

• Signed the Patriot Act extension into law.

• Launched 20,000 Airstrikes in his first term.

• Continued Bush's rendition program.

• Said the U.S. is the "one indispensable nation" in the world.

• Waged war on Libya without congressional approval.

• Started a covert drone war in Yemen.

• Escalated the proxy war in Somalia.

• Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan.

• Sharply escalated the war in Afghanistan.

• Repealed the Propaganda ban, making it legal to spread government propaganda via news outlets.

• Assassinated 4 US citizens with drone strikes.

Monday, August 31, 2020

If Trump is so evil...

 When Biden supporters tell me how trump must be stopped, I remind them to turn their attention to the democratic leadership. They have given trump the green light on almost every thing he’s done for the last 4 years. There is no obstruction of any kind, like republicans did to Obama. If trump is as dangerous as you keep claiming....shouldn’t you be furious at the Democratic leadership? They have the power to STOP HIM. Start asking yourself why they don’t. They have decided to help him instead. 

*They continuously voted to give him funding. One budget that Pelosi signed was way more than trump was even asking for

*The democratic leadership gave Trump sweeping spying powers. It was the democrats who slipped an amendment into the government funding bill to extend the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act is a post-9/11 law that gave the federal government sweeping surveillance and search powers and circumvented traditional law-enforcement rules. The law would have naturally expired, but Democrats extended it just for Trump.

*The Democratic leadership voted to let trump sanction Iran, violating the Iran deal months before he ultimately pulled out of it. They practically gave him permission to pull out by letting him violate the deal in the first place. The ONLY one to vote against it was Senator Sanders.

* In August 2018, after the controversial confirmation of Kavanaugh, Chuck Schumer reaches agreement with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to fast-track the confirmations of 15 Trump-nominated judicial picks. Seven federal district court judges were confirmed that day, and eight were put on the docket for confirmation next week. 

*In October 2018, Schumer ONCE AGAIN helps Trump & McConnell by fast-tracking 15 more Trump appointees to the federal courts. This time, Schumer claimed it was so that his centrist incumbants could go home and campaign.

*Democrats voted to give Trump funding for his border wall. They voted for the National Defense Authorization Act 2020, which included free rein to wage endless wars, funding for Trump's "Space Force", and a green light to continue fueling the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen. Once again, the only members to vote against it were the progressives.

Nancy Pelosi stripped two amendments from the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 before it went to vote. These two amendments would have stopped trump from assassinating the Iranian general. Ro Khanna’s amendment to block funding for a war with Iran barring congressional approval, and Barbara Lee’s amendment to repeal 2001’s AUMF, that gave the government permission to use “necessary and appropriate force” against anyone suspected of being connected to the 9/11 attacks. 

*Wisconsin’s Democratic governor, Tony Evers, signs anti-protest bill into law. Peaceful protestors can now be charged with a felony if they trespass on property owned, leased, or operated by companies engaged in the distribution of oil or petroleum. Now why would a democrat do that?

*Democrats endorsed three former Republicans in key senate races. These people were very recent Republicans who only switched parties to run. Why is the Democratic leadership propping up Republicans who run as Democrats? This is why our agenda never gets done. This is what’s called controlled opposition. The dem leadership pay one or two politicians from the dem party to defect and vote against something. Then they can claim no fault and just say “meh, it couldn’t get the votes” 

*The Democratic leadership make TONS of money from fear mongering about trump. 

*The Democratic leadership are more concerned with getting republicans to vote for them. This strategy will lose them the election. Again.

- Jason Roth via FB

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Yes, a 3rd Party Can Win

In the 1850s the two most powerful political parties were the Whigs and Democrats. The Whigs had elected Presidents, Senators, Representatives, and more. The Democrats, at that time, were slavery supporters. The Whigs spoke about the ills of slavery, but never did anything.

The people in the Whig Party fought with their representatives to end slavery but their Party refused to listen. In anger the people tried to change the party within and failed.

So, they left. They joined a little known third party, the Republicans. And pushed hard for the party electing Abraham Lincoln.

Never think any vote that supports your ethics, your ideals, is a bad or wrong vote. Never ever let someone bully you into thinking your vote is “owed” to them. A vote is earned.

I voted Dr. Stein who didn’t want to continue war, stood side by side with Native Americans, had a Green New Deal long before anyone else. I’m proud of my vote and will do it again rather than support a “lesser evil” that is still evil and continues our Imperialism, murdering and displacing millions, mass destruction, and collapse of nations all for the hoarders of wealth.

If the 70,000,000 non voters of 2016 vote Green Party in 2020 then the duopoly collapses and the people retake the Republic from the Oligarchy.

The more people voting Green the more power it’ll have to fight the damn Republicratic Party!

Trump and Biden, the grifters.

Trump going off about delaying the election, which he can't do, confirms what I’ve been thinking for awhile now. Trump is planning to retire. He doesn’t want to be President anymore. So he’s going all batshit crazy as a good grifter can to get the people all terrified and fired up so they will be even more compelled to vote Biden and not go Green Party.

It’s the oldest play in the book. Do everything so damn nasty that the next option looks the best option. It’s how Trump was elected, why Hillary (Trump’s friend) elevated him, why the Democratic media (CNN, MSNBC) gave him so much free airtime. To make Trump look so awful you’d vote Hillary.

It didn’t work.

This also explains why the DNC just destroyed any chance for Medicare for All, Legal Marijuana, and every other Progressive ideal. They think they’ve got it in the bag.

And why they devastated Bernie.

And why Republicans across the board are backing Biden.

The Oligarchy plays a long game. They can turn on a dime if needed, but they must keep up their false appearance of two opposing parties. It’s all a lie and it’s so obvious now to anyone paying attention.

It’s also proof they’re getting more scared and more desperate when they’re going this far in their scam.

Now more than ever is the time we need to go Green Party and get Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker as much power as possible. If Trump gets re-elected he’s not going to want to stay and will be more screwed in his ability to fight and his actions. If Biden gets in there will be a false sense of a “win” under the grift and people will get complacent while he does all the same things with a smile and tossing out crumbs to the people.

There is only one option to vote for in November.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Why Engagement Doesn't Matter Anymore.

I've been thinking about this for some time now, and it's a hard thought to have especially as one who has been very actively engaged with political discussion for years, but the truth of the matter is that engagement to fight for basic humanity and decency is over.

What am I talking about?

We all know that those narcissistic, arrogant, bigoted White Supremacists (we'll call them Nazis for ease of use) who support Donald Trump, who have turned the Republican Party into the Nazi Party of the 1930s, and who are destroying all that the USA was built upon will never, ever be convinced they are on the wrong side of all that is sanity, but we engage them in discussions (arguments actually) to convince those on the fence that yes, these people are bad, they are ignorant, they are voting for hatred and bigotry and greed, and that you shouldn't ever be on the fence about them or their actions.

We also engage them to show the Nazis, hey, we are NOT going to put up with them and be silent about what they are doing to our fellow human beings in this nation or other nations. Or to our environment. Or to our children. Or to our lives. That we are standing strong and will fight them at every step of the way. doesn't matter anymore.

We have reached a tipping point. We have gone through two years of a wanna be Hitler and his sick, fanatical cult followers as well as his Congressional enablers of the Republican Party. We have gone through two years of Corporate Democrats (Vichy Democrats) who have done absolutely nothing to fight against Trump or the Republicans except pay lip service and put a pretense of "fighting." We have engaged bigots, haters, racists, liars, the delusional, and the profiteers that support what's going on.

Two years. For some of us who saw this coming and what the Republican and Democratic Oligarchy actually means, many years more.

And now at this time it doesn't matter anymore. Engagement is meaningless.

Nazi Republicans will never change what they are now that they are out of their Hitler shrine basement dwellings. They have proven that time and again at the ballot boxes, in their reactions to mass murders by their fellow White Supremacists, in their support of the horrors being inflicted on others from Hispanics to Muslims to Blacks to Native Americans. Engagement changes nothing.

Vichy Democrats will never change what they are because they are blinded into thinking that their "side" is good. They can't see that Trump, who was a member of their party and supported their party and their candidates, was one of them. That their current "leaders" (not representatives) are purposely protecting Trump and working with Republicans on everything from the bloated military budget to imperialist wars to corporate gifting. The people who support these politicians say "vote blue no matter who" giving the Vichy Democrats carte blanche to be what they are, Oligarchs like the Republicans who care nothing, not one single bit, about them or anyone else. Engagement changes nothing.

So what's left? Progressives? Yes. They are the future. They (we) are fighting to change everything and it's hard and it's tiring and it's disheartening and it's a struggle. But we're not engaging other Progressives, we're agreeing with them in discussions and reasonable talk and ideas of what humanitarian's can do to save our nation, and even the world, if we can change things. Always talk to your fellow Progressives.

But engaging the Nazi Republicans and Vichy Democrats is futile. They are as entrenched and ignorant and blind and self destructive as human beings can be. They, like our political system, are two sides of the same coin, a duopoly of blind fealty to Oligarchy that each side thinks will somehow help them, elevate them, and save the nation.

When in fact both of them work together to destroy the nation, but cannot at all see it, and never will, no matter what is said or how often it is said.

The only thing that can change either sides minds is their own self realization. Will that come by the nation being buried under rubble like Germany in 1945? Will it come through the end of a horrific Civil War like our's in 1864? Will it come through a bloody head dropping revolution like France in 1799?

Or will it come through a complete change in our society by Progressives in 2020?

Time will tell. But one thing that will not change anyone's mind anymore is engaging them in social media, in the news, in blogs, or anywhere else. After two years all their minds are made up.

Instead of futile engagement save all your strength for working toward a more powerful unity of progressivism. To work together, to support each other, to strengthen each other. Use the time you would have spent arguing with Republicans and Democrats to rise up those that share your view of humanity as a whole. In that way you can make a bigger difference than futile engagement, a difference that in the end might actually bring about the change we all hope for.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

How the Oligarchy is Playing Us for Fools

Ponder this, think about it, consider it very carefully if you've been following how things have gone since the 2016 election, and even before:

Trump was a Democrat for part of his party affiliation.

Trump gave hundreds of thousands to Hillary, Bill, and Chuck.

Trump and the Clintons were close friends.

Trump talked to Bill before he declared himself Republican.

Hillary and Schultz ran a Pied Piper campaign to elevate Trump.

Hillary and the DNC purposely rigged the election so Sanders, who would have beaten Trump, could not win.

Obama has a “talk” with Sanders to not broker the convention.

Obama stops interfering in Russian cyber attacks.

Trump wins.

And considering how close the Clintons and Schumer have been with Trump for years you have to did they not know about the Russians? And why did the DNC and Hillary jump to Russia as their first excuse so very, very fast?

Let’s look at it at an Oligarchy level.

They sure as hell do not want a Democratic Socialist as our President with tens of millions behind him.

They sure as hell love the military industrial complex and the billions it brings in.

So let’s consider if Hillary won.
She accused Russia of attacking us.
She said they were dangerous.
So she’s President.
She ramps up our military and NSA to the tune of billions.
Putin does the same.
So Cold War II which makes the Oligarchy a massive fortune and keeps the people afraid.

So let’s consider if Trump won.
He absolves Russia of attacking us.
He said they weren’t dangerous.
So he’s President.
He ramps up our trade deals and tariffs to the tune of billions where Putin gets the offset trade but makes huge deals with Russia which is now getting massive influx of cash trade.
So the USA and Russia benefit from our tariffs and trade war.
Which makes the Oligarchy a massive fortune and keeps the people in moving more toward indebted slaves.

So both Oligarchies win.

The Democratic Socialist is weakened.

The nation is being ripped to shreds.

But now you’ve got the Democrats and their pundits screaming “blue no matter who" making Hillary look oh so much better than Trump (or anyone). No matter who, as long as not Trump or Republicans. No matter who even if it’s just another Oligarch. No matter who as long as it means the people will not win.

I’m starting to think the duopoly knew they were about to fall when this Democratic Socialist got so powerful so they had to neuter him. And I’ll just bet that “talk” he had with Obama was a warning and the “investigation” into Sander’s wife when he started up against the DNC was a clear message.

The people are being played. Big time.

Note the way the Establishment Democrats are trashing Cortez with the help of the media.

This is a war of the people vs the Oligarchs but the people don’t know it yet, they still think a Party is the way to go.

And as a reminder...

1. Their families have known each other for many years. Here's Trump endorsing Hillary Clinton in 2012:

2. Here's Bill Clinton and Donald Trump hanging out together in 2000:

3. Bill Clinton and Donald Trump shared a Golf Game and a cordial chat shortly before Trump decided to run.

4. Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton are good friends..They only put their friendship on ice for this election:

5. Bill Clinton and Donald Trump are both connected to Jeffery Epstein:

6. Trump gave $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation:

7. Trump and Clinton share Delaware tax 'loophole' address with 285,000 firms:

8. Bill Clinton then appointed Donald Trump's sister to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1999:

9. Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton attended Donald Trump's wedding:

10. WikiLeaks Leaked John Podesta Emails Reveal Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Strategy, Which Included ‘Elevating’ Trump In GOP:

We're being played. We've been played for decades.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The why and how of removing Confederate statues and glorifications.

Anyone who knows me knows that for my entire life I have been a history buff. More than that I have read, rabidly, books about history, politics, biographies, and everything I can get my hands on. My favorite areas of study are the Civil War, Indian Wars, World War I, and World War II.

And anyone that knows me also knows that I fight like the dickens to ensure that history is always available and always there because when we dismiss, ignore, hide, or diminish history we end up repeating it (as we have now with Nazis in the nation, but that's in my prior blog posts).

So many people think "He'll defend keeping the Confederate statues, he'll say they are okay as they are part of history, and that removing them is wrong."

Nope. They definitely should be removed...but with a caveat.

You see as I grew older I wanted to know all sides of the story. As they say the truth is usually in the middle, but that is only true for some things at some moments in history. Consequently I have talked with many people including those who suffered and suffer. I've talked with and known Holocaust survivors, Blacks who were attacked, Hispanics here illegally, Muslims who were vilified, and many others. I heard their stories, I watched them cry, I was appalled by some of their tales. I also read...a lot. I read about the oppressed and the oppressors. I read how either side was righteous.

But what I found was one specific truth...the oppressors always, always, always sought to dehumanize those they disagreed with. They sought to destroy their lives and backgrounds. They wanted not to just make them an oppressed people, but to utterly crush them and then either eliminate them or use them. And those oppressors were never righteous in any form of societal, moral, or ethical thinking.

What I found when talking to Holocaust survivors is that the last thing they, or any of their family, would want to see are statues in the town squares of Germany of Hitler, Goebbels, Bormann, etc.

The last thing that Ukrainians want to see in the square of Kiev are statues of Lenin and Stalin.

The last thing that Iraqis want to see are statues of Saddam.

The last thing that Hispanics want to see are Noriega or many of their dictators.

And the last thing that Blacks want to see are statues of General Nathan Bedford Forrest who founded the KKK, or General Robert E. Lee who led the Army of Virginia in support of the rights of slave states, or Jefferson Davis who as President of the Confederate States of America was leader of the seditionist act to destroy the United States of America and wanted to allow for expansion of slavery.

So why then do we have those statues in our squares? Why do we allow them to be honored in our street and school names? Why, when we do not ourselves put up statues of those we fought and who wanted to destroy people and civility, are we putting up and allowing the statues of the leaders of the Confederacy?

And why in the world would any White American want to glorify people who wanted to destroy the entire nation all so that they could let some of the people own slaves under "states rights?"


Because for them it's not at all about the actual statues. It's not at all about "states rights." It's not at all about our history. It's about clinging onto the right to be a White supremacist. It's about wanting to hold onto their White privilege. It's about wanting to intimidate and invoke fear unto those who's skin or religion or lifestyle is not their White Christian one.

It's about everything that caused those statues to be up not after the Civil War, but during the battle for Civil Rights in the 1900s. If you check most of those statues were done as Blacks were fighting, struggling, and even dying to just be considered Americans like everyone else.

And they still are.

And every day that a Black person walks by such a statue, or attends Nathan Bedford Forrest School, or sees someone with a massive Confederate Flag in the back of their pickup truck it's a statement to that Black American..."fuck you."

It's the same, completely the same, as those members of the American Nazi Party, who in full Brown Shirted uniforms, marched through the Jewish majority village of Skokie, IL years ago. Imagine if American Nazis, which were in the hundreds of thousands before Pearl Harbor, had managed to get statues of Adolf Hitler erected throughout the nation. Would we have left them in place after Hitler lost? Would we have put up more later on? What about the Jewish Americans, how would they feel?

That's what's going on right now.

And with the ascension of a fascist, bigot, and liar to the White House in the form of Donald Trump, supported by the modern Nazis, the Republicans, and his elevation due to the machinations of Hillary Clinton, his friend, and the Democrats collaboration where are we?

We are into a situation where the people are taking things into their own hands. Where they will NOT allow Nazis to rule our nation, to scare us, to intimated us, to attack Blacks, Muslims, Hispanics, Jews, or anyone else. The people will not allow the USA to become the new Nazi Germany. And since they cannot turn to the Democrats (usually the supporters of the people) they are now doing it themselves. They have also seen that the police, who used mace, armor, and riot gear on Native Americans, Occupy protestors, BLM, and others but did nothing at all and didn't stand up to Nazis carrying rifles, holding torches, and chanting "blood and soil" (taken from the SS motto of "blood and honor") that they too are suspect.

So now the people are bringing down the symbols of a failed seditious action and racist slavery. They are tearing down the statues themselves or forcing their representatives to remove them "or else." And those are good things.

But now for the caveat I mentioned before, not all the statues should be brought down in a chainsaw manner and none of them should be destroyed.

Why you might ask incredulously after this long spiel?

Because they are part of our history. Those statures, like the ones of Nazi figures and paraphernalia in the Holocaust Museum, should all be in their own museums in all the states who seceded from the union and lost. They should be put in them with information as to who the person was, what they did during the Civil War, and how they ended up after. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest should be shown to have been such a rabid racist he lynched freed Blacks, he formed the KKK, and he was as vile a person as existed. Gen. Robert E. Lee should be shown as the commander of the armies and how he turned against his oath to the United States and became a traitor. All of them should be preserved and exposed.

And some statues should not be destroyed or removed but left in place because some of those in the South realized what they were doing was wrong, and became activists for Civil Rights, such as General PGT Beauregard who after the war fought for Black voting rights and the start of Civil Rights in Louisiana.

For the others, we do not want them destroyed lest we forget what they did and what happened. We do not want to bury their despicable actions. We sure as hell do not want to glorify them any longer.

So do not destroy them. Remove them. Preserve them for a museum to the horrors and actions of the states they were in. Make it clear their actions will not be tolerated ever again.

For you see we made this mistake once with the Nazis. We taught the American students and people about the horrors of the Holocaust, but we never taught them how the German people came to murder millions. How they elected, legally, Nazis to the Reichstag (Congress). How Adolf Hitler was legally made leader of their nation.

We never taught our children that. We never made it clear what fascism and Nazism were. We made a massive mistake, and now we have Nazis in our government, on our streets, and trying to make this another Nazi Christian White Supremacist state and using the statues and glorification of the Confederacy as their rallying cry.

Never again.
Never, ever, again.
And never, ever here.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

No, it's not the Third Party problem. It's your problem.

Blaming third party voters is nothing more than excusing the fact the DNC rammed a horrible candidate down our throats and then expected compliance. Worse still voters accepted it.

Let's talk the real issue. Every time the DNC has run an establishment non-progressive they've lost.


(And against weak ass Republicans like the two Bushs.)

They run a popular progressive they win.

Bill Clinton

You want to blame 4,000,000 voters between Stein and Johnson? Of which most, 3,000,000, were Republicans for Johnson? Had Trump lost you'd be praising third party voters for sucking them away from him.

How about accepting responsibility that Hillary sucked so bad that 55% of voters stayed home and 45% of Independents, the largest block, voted Trump.

The problem isn't third party voters who are trying to do the right thing. The problem is Democratic voters supporting the wrong thing.

And bottom line, had the DNC not gamed the election for Hillary to win the primary we'd be talking about President Sanders right now.

Friday, October 14, 2016


So what will happen if Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump win? That's actually easy because we've seen it with Obama, Bush, Bill Clinton, Bush Sr., and Reagan.

If Hillary or Trump wins:

  • The war in Syria will escalate.
  • A new Cold War will start with Russia.
  • The TPP will pass (might be rebranded).
  • Pipeline XL will be finished. - Trump approved it 1/24/17
  • The Native Americans will lose, again. - Trump approved DAPL 1/24/17
  • Police violence against Blacks will continue.
  • The private, for profit, prison system will continue.
  • Wall Street will continue to be deregulated.
  • The Big Banks will continue to be deregulated and grow.
  • The corporations will be bailed out when (not if) another collapse happens.
  • Guns will continue to be prolific in our lives with less regulations.
  • LGBT and abortion rights will continue to be fought over.
  • Hispanics will continue to be pawns, immigration laws will not change.
  • Our water will continue to be polluted.
  • Our land will continue to be destroyed.
  • Our air will continue to be polluted.
  • Other nations will suffer at our hands (mostly the Middle East).
  • Minimum wage will go up maybe to $12 (but not $15).
  • Education will continue to suffer.
  • Social Services will continue to suffer.
  • Social Security and Medicare will continue to suffer.

I'm sure there is more, but for now we'll leave it at that. If either one gets elected I will look back at the end of their four years and see how much of the above held true.

Unless the Independents have finally woken up and vote for Dr. Jill Stein and support the Green Party. Then this list will look very, very different in the end.

You're our last hope.

My last post was about Bernie Sanders and why people are supporting him and following a new movement in the nation.

Then it all collapsed. As Bernie got more supporters, he got less votes, how? And when it came toward the end, it was clear he wouldn't win the nomination without a fight at the convention, even with millions backing him, how?

How did it happen? The Democratic National Committee, as exposed by mass social media examples and Wikileaks, rigged the election to ensure a Hillary Clinton win. So he never really stood a chance.

And then it happened. The thing I most feared would. Bernie had a "meeting" with President Obama. Immediately, and I mean immediately, after that meeting Obama came out and said that Sanders would support Hillary. And since that "meeting" Bernie has done nothing but laud Hillary, praise her, and help her move toward becoming President.

A "meeting" and the man who's entire life was to fight for the little guy, to fight for what was right, to do the right thing...does a 180 and suddenly not only backs the oligarch he's been fighting against tooth and nail, that he said shouldn't be trusted, that was not going to hold to her word, but he actually gets out and stumps for her.

A "meeting."

Funny how that worked.

So who did people turn to? Who do those who know that Trump and Hillary are friends and this is all rigged, or who know that the two most narcissistic oligarchs are both working for an end that means wealth for the 1% and nothing but more work until we die for the 99%, who do they turn to?

Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party.

Not only does she embody everything Bernie did, but the Green Party as a whole does. And more. They are against aggressive drone use killing thousands of innocents in other nations (seven nations now to be exact). They are against aggressive oil and fracking in our nation. They are against continuing the "everything for profit" of our government.

But Hillary and her fundamentalist followers don't like the fact there is another woman running. One who is intelligent (Harvard Medical School graduate, highest honors, teacher at the school, peer reviewed works, etc.), who isn't a war monger, who isn't supportive of TPP, who isn't cowing to the power of the Party.

So what do they do? They act like good Republicans. They "Swift Boat" Dr. Stein by claiming she's anti-vaccination (no, she fought against Mercury in vaccines and wants to remove corporate officers from the FDA so that the anti-vaxx movement has nothing to fear). They pull the Republican "Community Organizer" insult the she hasn't got enough experience (she has met with many governments, worked with them, and has backgrounds in various levels of government).

And they insult her. Vile and nasty insults just like Republicans.

You see, that's the truth of the matter. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, and the people who identify as Democrats are actually modern day Republicans.

And the "Republicans?" You only have to look at Donald Trump and his supporters to know what they really are, which I wrote about before. Bigotry, racism, hatred, fear, guns, war, power, money, selfishness...they are fascists. So as the Democrats have shifted far Right, the Republicans have gone over the far Right cliff and are without any doubt fascists of the kind that elected the Nazis to their Reichstag.

So what's left? What is left for the people of this nation? The Green Party. Dr. Jill Stein.

But the struggle is immense.
The duopoly locked them out of the debates.
The duopoly locked them out of the media.
The duopoly rigged the ballot access.
The duopoly has controlled the press.

We cannot vote lesser evils. We cannot possibly let Hillary or Trump win. If we do the results will be disastrous. Not just for us but for the world itself as both of them want war, badly. They want to keep fracking and oil drilling. They want to keep guns on the streets, private prisons, and do nothing about the rampant racism or police brutality against minorities. They want the status quo...which is to make them and their oligarch friends a hell of a lot of money while we keep struggling and dying.

Dr. Stein really is our last hope. Once this election is over and if she loses the duopoly will lock things up to tight we'll never, ever see another person like Bernie again. No more third party access. And definitely not anything changing from the inside. There will be only one way for things to change...what France, England, and Russia went through when faced with an intractable aristocracy.

And nobody wants that final, terrible situation to occur.

Monday, June 13, 2016

"...just a fad..."

Some people, mostly Hillary supporters, say of Bernie Sanders and his supporters:

"...just a passing fad for a bunch of kids."

"...Bernie Bots who don't even know what they're talking about."

"...idiots who don't understand being pragmatic."

Or the most idiotic statement:

"...It is a bunch of people who require SOMETHING to give their lives a sense of purpose, a sense of accomplishment, a sense of power."

What a load of total crap.

This has been brewing for YEARS. Did you forget about the Occupy Movement? Snowden? Wikileaks? Did you forget the anger and frustration when the SCOTUS stepped in on an election before it was complete?

People were led into apathy with one event after another. First we had Bill Clinton who gave us happy days and wondrous claims...while killing Glass-Stegal which caused the banks to destroy our economy. We then had Bush and 9/11, wave the flag, support out troops...and destroy the economy more, give away billions in no bid contracts, and killing hundreds of thousands destabilizing the Middle East. Then we had "Hope and Change" Obama who, like Bill, made it all nice and wondrous while supporting TARP, TPP, Pipeline XL, and doing NOTHING about the Big Banks and Wall Street.

And now Hillary and Trump. We're being played! Good cop, bad cop, vote lesser evil, vote the other guy or else that guy, ignore what's going on, do what we tell you because you're afraid.

And then Sanders.

He wasn't supposed to get anywhere.
He was at 2% in first polls.
He's a Jew.
He's a democratic socialist.
He's old.

He doesn't fit ANY profile of ANY candidate that's gotten anywhere. And yet...

Veterans are behind him.
Young people are behind him.
Seniors are behind him.
Immigrants are behind him.
Blacks are behind him.
Hispanics are behind him.
Soldiers are behind him.
Progressives are behind him.
Greens are behind him.
Moderate Republicans are behind him.

Why? Because it's NOT him. It's what he's saying, what he's shown, and what he's proven.

The people are losing.
The oligarchs are controlling everything.
The DNC is as corrupt as the GOP.
The military is being killed for profit.
The Veterans are suffering for profit.
People are sick and dying for profit.
Water, air, and land are polluted for profit.
The USA is a worldwide embarrassment.
The USA is no longer a Republic but an Oligarchy.
The USA has a ruined Middle Class.
The USA is a debtor nation.
The USA profits from slave labor nations.
The USA profits from war.
The USA profits from rebuilding after war.

The USA is screwed. That's what it's about. That's what people in the MILLIONS are standing up about. And what have the two Parties done for the people?

They gave us the choice of a narcissistic arrogant oligarch or a narcissistic arrogant corporate fascist.

And those millions won't stand for that kind of CRAP anymore. They won't vote for lesser evils, because they are still evil. They won't be told to vote out of fear. They won't put aside all their ethics and morals to vote for the most unethical and immoral people. And they are sick that these two out of MILLIONS of Americans are the best? Bullshit.

That's why it damn well is a movement, a revolution, and not "a bunch of people who require SOMETHING to give their lives a sense of purpose, a sense of accomplishment, a sense of power ." If you honestly believe that you're as bad as the apologists who always said "but the King and Queen love their people" while the guillotine was raising up.

The biggest mass shooting in US history.

So 49 people have been killed in an LGBT club in Orlando, FL.

Let's clear something up right away:  This person was a LEGAL GUN OWNER. He was unhinged, he was on the FBI no fly list, he was under investigation but obtained an AR-15 because WE LET HIM.

This needs to END.

Nobody NEEDS an AR-15. Nor any type of weapon including handguns that can rapid fire and reload. Like other advanced nations such weapons should be excluded as available to the public.

That any gun ownership should be restricted to certain people based on their actual honest need. Examples - hunters, specialized security, etc. and then the appropriate gun for that need.

That each person who does fit that need get a specialized license, just like how cars and planes are licensed. A collector who will have hundreds of antique firearms has one license, a hunter who will have one or two types of hunting rifle or shotgun another.

And then with those licenses you have ANNUAL renewal, psychological testing, environmental testing (as in, anyone with mental illness living in the home with the weapon). Also a strict weapons training every year, supervised by a police or auxiliary police for passing.

And no open nor conceal carry. This is not the Sudan. This is not Syria. There is NO reason in a nation like ours to have anyone carrying except those highly and fully trained, like the police and national guard.

These are all items that have proven to work in other first world nations. This would eliminate the paranoid sociopath in his basement with his 100,000 round of ammo and ten AR-15s...all obtained legally. This would have prevented the mother of Sandy Hook from owning all the weapons she did with a mentally ill son. This would have prevented the Orlando shooter from obtaining his guns so easily.

And that's the crux of it. Ease of access. With people now walking around with guns, in their cars, anywhere a person who's unhinged, or angry, or just a criminal can get a gun. But restrict the guns, who has them, how they can use them.

Legal gun owners are the suppliers. It's hypocritical to say "guns don't kill people" but then turn around and say "well it's an illegal gun." NO gun is ILLEGAL. None. They are all legal when made. Legal when distributed. Legal when in the store. Legal when purchased. They become "illegal" when someone backdoor buys, borrows, or steals the gun. But they all came from legal ownership.

Enough is enough.