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Why The Violence And Anger?

October 7, 2015

Gun violence is again, sadly, in the news. Mass shootings are on the upswing even though crime is, overall, continuing to go down.

Politics has become more angry and divisive than ever.

People ask: How did this happen?

More important is: WHEN did this happen.

History shows us

The powers that be promote fear and hatred of an enemy. They believe that this promotes unity and a national sense of purpose. When the USSR collapsed, America was left with millions of frightened people who had nobody left to fear and hate. This is why the PTB wrote, before 9/11/01, about the need for a “new Pearl Harbor.” This was written in 1997 as the manifesto of the pompously named Think Tank, “The Project for the New American Century ” – run by people like Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld… and then we all know what happened when they were in the White House…

Having an external enemy is something people like this feel is vital for a national identity. So we get feeble attempts at demonizing nations – or lame terror groups like ISIS – because they seriously think we need an enemy at all times. In lieu of a named enemy, we have free-floating anxiety and Americans turn on each other.
This is why so many of our neighbors are armed to the teeth.
They have been taught to fear The Other since childhood.
We are still paying for the brainwashing of the Cold War.
Pay attention to the people who want to be president and see how so many of them promote fear. When we fear, we lose the ability to think clearly. And this is what these people want. Why?

This 3-part BBC documentary explains how and why governments do this.
Click the image to see it. And you will know how these insane people think.
Remember what John Lennon so pointedly observed: “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.”

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Now, in the absence of an enemy – America is an asylum filled with violent, deranged people. And our own government did it to us, with the help of sick people for what they consider the national good. We are living the results of generations of fear and hatred. Why, we even have whole “news” networks on TV which do nothing but scream out impending disaster just to keep us in fear.

This is not new, and neither PNAC nor the pornographer Rupert Murdoch with his FOX “news” should get no credit for originality. In 1919 a book came out which showed people how fear twists their lives.

Almost a century later it still applies. The book has been reissued – and I wrote the new introduction. I urge all to get hold of this slim volume HERE or click the image below. Although some will try to dissuade you from reading this book, because they fear it, I think it is a “must-read” to see how fear twists people without them even knowing it.

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Wall Street Eats Its Own

October 3, 2015

NY Times reports on the deluge of suicides and mental breakdowns among Wall Street hot-shots.
Headline is: 


and it is quite wrong.

On Moneyism

September 30, 2015
Capital is MONEY. So why don’t we call our system MONEYISM?
Why hide behind a euphemism? Call it what it is.
For many people it is all about money even though people were around long before money was.
People should not be pictured on our money.
Not presidents, not Harriet Tubman, not Margaret Thatcher, not Ben Carson’s mommy.
In honor of MONEYISM, you know what should be on the money?

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September 6, 2015

I posted this back in 2012, but with the hypocritical ignoramuses in the republican party (formally called “candidates”) howling about “religious freedom” and how it trumps the Constitution, I thought it time to revive it. These bigoted loudmouths know nothing of their beloved bible.

     It is the religious right wing loud mouths who always can be counted upon to a) demand that we obey the Holy Bible and b) make the claim that there is no such thing as separation of Church & State in America because those words are not in the Constitution. Never mind that this separation was primary on the minds of those who wrote the Constitution. Forget that this separation is what made the United States of America absolutely unique in the history of Western “civilization.” And the hell with the facts that the United States Supreme Court has consistently held that such a separation exists. Throw all that away if you wish.  Let us see what the Bible itself has to say on the subject:

     As Moses is ready to die and the Israelites prepare to enter the Promised Land, Moses grows concerned that there the tribes have no leader to keep the people from anarchy. So, being Moses, he consults God. Here is what happens in the King James Version of the Holy Bible:

Numbers, 27:15-23

And Moses spake unto the LORD, saying,

Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,

Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him;

And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight.

And thou shalt put some of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.

And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.

And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation:

And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

    Do you get what happened? Moses puts Joshua in charge of the people and has Aaron’s son Eleazar in charge of the priesthood. Moses and, more to the point, GOD ALMIGHTY have vested two separate people with the powers of Church & State. It is right there in the Good Book.  Joshua is in charge of the people and Eleazar is in charge of tending into God’s judgment. It’s all there in black and white.

    As long as the religious literalists insist that the Bible is a history book, and as long as they insist that it is God’s “divine plan” for humanity, silly claims but they make them nonetheless, then we see by example that God wants the power of the state separated from the power if the religious establishment. There is no getting around it.

    UPDATE: Further driving the point home is 1 Samuel, 13:8-14 where King Saul, tired of waiting for the arrival of Samuel the priest, makes his own burnt offering. When Samuel arrives all hell breaks loose. Why? Because Saul has usurped the power of the clergy and thus violated the biblical separation of Church & State.
Can it be any more clear?

Separation of Church and State… It’s In The Bible!

Mel Gibson For President!

September 4, 2015

(and no, he is not from Australia)

Gibson Quotes

PC is BS. The Right Invented It To Play “Victim”

August 7, 2015


  The thing about POLITICAL CORRECTNESS – aside from its having been passé since 1989 – is that it is a complete and total myth. PC is a mechanism which allows conservatives to claim that they are victims whenever they victimize others and say something rude, stupid, and nasty.

  As with the equally mythic War On Xmas, the conservatives need to feel victimized to justify their free-floating anger. When somebody says, “Now this is not politically correct, but…” it is always the preface to something rude and offensive. But it makes them seem brave for being boorish. Before the righties invented PC, they would start such odious statements with, “Now, don’t get me wrong but…” which implies a misunderstanding. PC removes the misunderstanding and remakes them into bold, challengers of the status quo – when they call women sluts and say African Americans are just not grateful enough to the white people who freed them. And yes, I have heard this and worse quite often. 

  Outside the minds of the whining conservatives, there is no such thing as PC. The truth behind the invention of PC was exploded a generation ago in the book The Myth of Political Correctness, and there has never been an effective retort.

  Poor Ben Carson!

  Ben Carson, a man so mired in the past that he actually complains about what he calls “Women’s Lib,” based his whole risible presidential campaign on purveying misinformation while claiming any challenge to his utter foolishness was just PC, against which he bravely stands. But, alas, last night in the FOX game-show “Who Wants To Be A Jingoistic Dimwit” the perennially broke Donald Trump stole Carson’s thunder with his own rant about being under attack for not being PC. “What a brave boy am I,” the PC brigade trumpets! At every turn. And then the brave Trump assailed Rosie O’donnell with whom he once had a public feud. This, as any shrink will tell you, is the way a Toxic Narcissist thinks. Once an enemy, always an enemy. Even Trump’s first of many wives (is the sanctity of marriage PC?) says that he never lets go. You can see it in the long suppressed documentary TRUMP: WHAT’S THE DEAL – which was supposed to be on national TV 25 years ago. Its point is: the old Trump is the New Trump – so watch out.

  Along with being opposed to PC, many Trump supporters say they find him refreshing because “he speaks his mind.” Well, hell, so does Fidel Castro – known for delivering three hour speeches. Do you Trump-ettes support CASTRO for speaking his mind?



  My Uncle Harry always spoke what was on his mind. Unfortunately, he spoke it to lampposts, fire-hydrants, German Shepherds, and to his radio – which he seems to have thought was some sort of intercom. You know who also speaks their mind? People with Tourette Syndrome. Drunks in the corner bar. Folks with no mental filter. If it is such a virtue to say what is on your mind, then how is it that you conservatives get angry when someone speaks what is on their mind about YOU? I mean, if I say to a Trump supporter, “You are a complete ignoramus who knows nothing about politics or the American way of life as codified in the Constitution. You are a dolt who actually believes that Trump is, as he constantly says, ‘really rich.’ Why do you believe it? Because Trump said so? You strike me as the kind of rube who will buy anything with varnish on it.” Are you angry? Well, don’t be! I was just telling you what is on my mind. Isn’t that your guy’s greatest virtue? So why knock me – or Fidel – for doing it?


  And as to the Trump refrain about being rich – which will be put to the test once he actually mounts a campaign – please keep this in mind, for it is an exact parallel:

  You want to vote for Fredo? Go for it. Personally, I support a Trump/Palin ticket. Why? Because with those two crackpots in the White House we will finally achieve the long-sought dream of a Nuclear Free America. Within days of their election, the rest of the world will unite to see to it. And the world will be a much safer place.
TS patriotic peace

  And this brings us to the main thing about today’s conservatives. As was quite clear last night, they subsist on fear. And they will manufacture fear where it does not exist:
AMERICANS DON’T WIN ANYMORE! Trump childishly bleats.
WE NEED TO STAND UP TO OUR ENEMIES! hollers Canadian Rapheal Cruz – who won’t even use his real name

  Judging from the respective sizes of Trump, Huckabee and Cristie, they seemingly photosynthesize on fear. Fear is a tool that is used to stop people from thinking. This is why they whip up fear at every turn. People in a state of fear will be in FIGHT/FLIGHT mode and they will not think. This is what Meredith Willson showed in The Music Man when a flimflam artiste had a whole town in an uproar over an utterly innocuous pool table. That scene is now the conservative play-book in its entirety.

   Today’s conservatives lack ideas (have they offered any?). They lack substance. All they can do is attempt to spread fear. Interestingly, The Music Man is set in middle America in the year 1919. In that year a book came out detailing how the grip of fear is exploited to control people. 1919 was a grim year indeed! The book is UNMASKING FEAR by Lloyd Kenyon Jones. 1919 was the year of hysteria called The Palmer Raids. It was the year of many “Race Riots” – which in those days meant white people killing black people wholesale. It was a horrible time, as I note in my introduction to a new edition of this valuable book.

   To know the present, we must study the past. The people on the game-show “debate” stage last night are as old as history. They are Iago in the age of mass media, allowing them to do millions of times more damage. FEAR is their weapon of choice. It lies back of everything they do. Read this valuable book to get a historical perspective on these thugs. Yes, thugs. For that is what they are.

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Media Echo Chamber Alert!

July 25, 2015

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Ok, I have had enough. The media echo chamber is filled with “LONG HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS” in their coverage of the Louisiana “shooter,” as they call him. Not MURDERER but shooter.
Please remember this:

  • Suffering from mental illness does not mean someone is crazy and it does not mean s/he is dangerous.
  • There is NO SUCH MEDICAL CONDITION as “insanity.” Sanity and insanity are LEGAL TERMS not medical.
  • YOU KNOW AND LOVE PEOPLE WHO ARE MENTALLY ILL. You just may not know that you know them.

And please remember this: When someone who commits a horrible crime is described by American media as MENTALLY ILL… it means CAUCASIAN MALE.
In the media, African-American males are SAVAGE THUGS filled with unfounded anger aimed at whites.
I will not even bother to give examples – as they are all over the place, ready to be found.

White males commit 64% of Mass Shooting murders. If African-Americans did so in HALF that number, America would be living in a media-fueled lockdown situation and a FOX inspired lynch mob mentality would prevail. 

And you KNOW it.

Bryan’s Last Speech – Facsimile Edition

July 16, 2015


This is the famous Last Speech which William Jennings Bryan planned to give at the end of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial”

Defense lawyer Clarence Darrow outmaneuvered Bryan by electing not to give his own summation; thus Bryan was barred from delivering this oration. The trial was an early “media sensation” and Bryan wanted to address the world via the new invention: radio.

If you only know Bryan from the movie/play Inherit The Wind, then you do not know the real man. The playwrights never meant the work to be a documentary. They were writing about INTOLERANCE and used the infamous trial as a back-drop.

Bryan had definite fears about how people would use evolution to hurt and exploit the weaker folks among us. Was he right?

Bryan never lived to give the speech. In 1925 it was posthumously published.

Now you can read his last speech and see if you agree with him – or not.

This edition is a facsimile of a 1925 book obtained by the publisher and scrupulously cleaned up for reprint after 90 years.



Not “History” and Not “Heritage”… It is about TODAY

June 30, 2015

     Just to be clear:  Flying the confederate battle flag today is not about heritage or history. That is a cheap cop-out. It is about what certain vile and violent miscreants do with that flag now; in the 21st Century.

     The people interested in the flag’s history and heritage blew it. They are Johnny Come Latelys. If they respected this flag, then they should not have twiddled their thumbs all these years while the KKK and other domestic terrorists appropriated their beloved symbol flag. That is the flag issue in a nutshell. It is not about history. It is about NOW.

Like THIS terrorist group: rebel-klan

And THIS mass murdering terrorist: 150620145525-04-lastrhodesian-com-dylann-roof-super-169

     This is what you have allowed your flag to represent, and you did so quietly, without a goddamned peep about “heritage” and “history” for over 50 years. That silence is YOUR history and YOUR heritage. Your shame, too.

    So, you blew it. Now pay the price and stop whining about “political correctness” like little school girls. You let your flag be hijacked by killers in your community (you knew who they were) and you just sat on your asses while it happened. It’s judgment day. The people of the United  States have spoken. If you get a case of the vapors over this, you brought it on yourselves through your silence in the face of pure evil.

Your flag is toast.

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Let’s try this again. I have been hearing from enraged simpletons who still babble on and on about “HERITAGE AND HISTORY,” meaning they have utterly missed the point. So this is for you:

   If someone denounces the KKK, do you reply: “But white sheets have so much HISTORY and are part of my HERITAGE? Hospitals use white sheets to keep clean. Babies are diapered in white sheets. My GRANDMA used white sheets.”? I should hope not. Because it means NOTHING. I don’t give a shit what your red flag USED to mean, I have been talking about what it means NOW, TODAY because YOU let it be used for decades by racist, bigoted, hateful, murdering piles of human excrement. Like these high school kids protesting their school’s admission of AMERICAN children who were descended from people YOUR folks used as farm machines. These are kids. Who among you said to them: “Please don’t disgrace the heritage and history of our sacred, honorable flag, which by the way had nothing at all to do with slavery.” None of you said it. (And while we’re on the topic, if the civil war had nothing to do with keeping Africans as slaves why did you AND YOUR BRATS always wave that flag when African-Americans insisted on their rights? This alone shows you are either liars or a pack of ignoramuses.)
10986438_10200785179629631_536926687849610440_o   This flag may have meant one thing 150 years ago, but today it means quite another thing. It means hate, oppression, bondage, lynching, bombings, Jim Crow, and more.

    And… that change happened to the flag ON YOUR WATCH. You let it happen. You pissed on the History and Heritage you so recently discovered.

    This is what I am trying to tell you – and if you had so much as a GED, you may get it.

    Now, if you still hand me that HERITAGE/HISTORY crap, you are either grossly obtuse or willfully ignorant.

Stop Tossing Around The Word TREASON

June 23, 2015

This fallacious meme is showing up on social media again – inspired no doubt by the millions of people who criticize Obama’s Pacific trade scam.

Defying the president or being disrespectful is only treason in a banana republic.

The constitution defines treason: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.”

Further, treason only exists as a crime in America when the Congress has declared a state of war. Nobody has been charged with treason in America for any actions taken after World War 2 – our last declared war. This meme is bullshit.

Stop tossing around the word TREASON. That is the stock in trade of the right wing nuts.


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