The party's over, boys and girls. The word is out about all these billionaire Democrat phonies, who represent the exact same interests as the lawless, torturing, neo-con Republicans. We were warned, by many, in the last big Presidential election, but many of us were still more television-brainwashed than we realized. We got seduced by an empty suit, and vague slogans. The big hoax of two different political parties is a whole lot of hot air. The RepublicRats won't allow third parties on to ballots, into televised debates, or very much access to the big-media. If you're on Youtube, you probably realize that Kerry and Hillary are both just rich, shameless, hardcore, rightwing, war mongers, who are completely comfortable watching their police-state gestapo taser, cuff, rough-up, and bloody peacefully protesting, honor students, veterans, and war heroes, for questioning their policies, in the Post-Patriot Act, Authoritarian, Permanent War-State, we now inhabit. Radical elements within the U.S. government led by Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and others used the political theater of 9/11, what most people in the world believe was a staged, false-flag attack, to undermine the democratic rights of the American people, by what amounts to suspending the Constitution and replacing it with what is essentially, fascist legislation: the Patriot Act. The co-author of the Patriot Act, Mike Chertoff, is not coincidentally, the profiteering former head of DHS under Bush, AND...get this....Lobbyist-in-chief, and owner of Rapiscan, the company that manufactures the porno-imaging, dangerous radiation machines, now installed in all the airports, at billions of dollars expense to U.S. tax-payers. Obama, Clinton, Kerry, Biden, Holder, and company continue expanding every bad, democracy-killing, war mongering, rightwing Bush policy. The big-media, owned by war profiteers, and weapons manufacturers, are complicit in covering up the truth about the wars, TSA fondlings, Obama wire-taps/his broken promises, refusal to close the torture-jails, and brazen Federal attacks on peaceful, and law abiding peace activists.
Some kind of chemical garbage is visibly being dumped on us, from unmarked planes in the sky, and not even Kucinich or Paul, or Ventura are commenting on it. The Chamber of Commerce and various energy companies are spying on us, as well as the NSA, TSA, and any bored cop who has zero regard for the Fourth Amendment. Many folks are waking up, but it seems like over half the population is still in some crazy narco-cable tv-pharmaceutical induced, make-believe, obliviousness. Bill Of Rights eviscerating, Obama, is no better than Bush and Cheney. These guys all work for the same shadow regime--NOT "we, the people". The whole thing's one big sham, a pyramid scheme, where you have no rights, under these totalitarian secret police. The reality of it all is so grim, we're all so poor, the fatcats are all so unfathomably rich, endless war is so profitable for the few...it's easy to see why the college educated, baby boomer, middle-class, masses prefer to stay doped up on credit card debt, internet porn, Ikea furniture, and their willing, "see no evil" blindness, that stems, directly, from their deep-seated, unreasonable, selfish addiction, to their comfy positions and easy money. The military locks up true heroes for revealing the war crimes so routinely committed by these mercenary war contractors. Most people in positions of real influence, like the media-class, refuse to speak out, for fear of ever jeopardizing their plush lifestyles. The wingnuts and their enabling puppet, Obama, are still using the Old Cheney/Kissinger Playbook-create a fake crisis, and take away the people's rights. They're systemically undermining all the liberal institutions, defunding NPR and PBS, Killing the unions. Bail-outs for big-business, occupations. Shock Doctrine. Obama's in bed with 'em. Has he sought to scale back the top secret, deficit multiplying, domestic spying apparatus? No. Has he sought to repeal the Patriot Act, close Gitmo, or end the occupations? Nope. Has he even once, stood up to insurance companies, union busting big business, B.P., the neo-con hawks, Monsanto, Wall Street, or the lawless Blackwater mercenaries? Uhh, nope, not really. While the United States will spend $1 trillion for war, multiple occupations and weapons in 2011, 30 million people in the U.S. remain unemployed or severely underemployed, and cuts in education, libraries, parks, housing and health care are imposing a huge toll on the people. The attacks against public-sector workers in Wisconsin and Ohio are only the latest attacks on working people from the corporate elites and their political representatives.
It was poignant to see the postmen and the firemen of Wisconsin show up with their drums, and flags, and bag-pipes, to stand with other unions, under assault by this corporate-whore, Koch toadie, Scott Walker, who keeps threatening to bring in the National Guard to bust up the protest in the style of Reagan/Mubarak/Kerry/Hillary/Mayor Daley/Kent State, etc. Are the National Guardsmen gonna fire on the firemen, like they do the hippies and college students? I think not! Go Labor! Go UNIONS! The people need to re-organize, and start acting as if we are all in this, together. We have to stand united, to mobilize against the big business authoritarians. Even conservatives are waking up to the fact that the unemployed and working poor are the only jailable classes. Cops don't go to jail. Wall Street doesn't go to jail. War criminals don't go to jail. Only poor people, for petty, non-violent, drug offenses, mostly. I've been talking about these sad trends to my associates, for a long time now, but none of 'em wanna dirty their hands with the problems of the oppressed, not until it actually happens to someone they care about. Well, now, some of the injustices that have been ruining the lives of the poor, and the workers of this country, and immigrants, and people of color, for a long time, now, are starting to affect some of the more posh folks in the ivory towers, who thought they were untouchable, just, like, fifteen minutes ago. I merely shook my head "no", at the local Fox news affiliate wank-off, tooling around in some bourgeois car, with the Fox logo painted on the side, and this jerk was so shocked and furious, that anyone would ever dare question his mighty media-empire, that he almost wrecked his automobile. He was visibly enraged, that I would convey disapproval of his luxuriant lifestyle, made primarily, by lying a nation into war, and trying to divide the people, by finding scapegoats to blame for the crimes of the investment class. Disgusting. Fox sucks. This guy's rich, so he's used to people smiling at him, kissing his ass, he knows he is part of the privileged cop-state, the people who get high, behind closed doors, who can break the law contantly, control the blackmarket drug economy, profit directly from the bogus prohibitions, all while they ruin other people's lives, and throw poor people in jail for tiny infractions.
The oil baron Koch brothers, who fund much of the pro-corruption, pro-pollution, anti-labor, anti-reform movements, and bus-in all the looney, racist, rightwing nuts to protest against anything, that could actually, ever, benefit the nation's poor, and middle class, constantly use Fox TV, to orchestrate these choreographed, paid-for ("astro-turfed") bullshit media events. Their twenty four hour a day, talk radio, faux news disinformation, on all these hate-spewing fraudcasts have effectively confused many of the misguided members of the hijacked tea parties. The Koch brothers have also been convening secret conventions of their permanent class-war's lawless robber-barons, including Supreme Court justices, and various Fox propagandists, to develop more effecient ways of continuing their non-stop campaign to steal pensions, bust unions, outlaw protest, rob the poor and give to the super-rich. If people don't stand up and fight for the collective bargaining rights of teacher's unions in Wisconsin, it's going to have a terrifying domino-effect on worker's rights, henceforth.
Chris Hedges, Michael Moore, Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, Glen Ford, Noam Chomsky, Jeremy Scahill, Tom Morrello, Gore Vidal,
Naomi Klein, Amy Goodman...almost all the liberal and progressive leaders are trying to reach and wake-up the dwindling American middle-class, who seemingly still foolishly believes in friendly, phoney, Brand Obama, even while, he cracks down on activists and war protesters, turns off old people's heat in the winter, does nothing for minorities, or the poor, and essentially, behaves exactly like an extremely right-wing, imperialist, police-state despot, he was elected to oppose. It's tough to communicate to the fifty percent, who slavishly are so owned by the TV. You got folks still taking that clownish buffoon, Palin, seriously, when she insists unions should no longer be allowed to organize-that it's the working poor who should have to "be willing to sacrifice", so people like her, and Beck, and their billionaire bankers can wallow in more power, money, and war on the backs of the shrunken middle class, and workers of the land. Do people really believe her winking brand of bear a-shootin', gun a-totin', Jesus a-lovin'...or is it all just smiley code for racism? You betcha...And tapping in to that racist, "white fear" market, to blame the immigrants for Nafta, blame the unions, blame the black people, blame teachers, blame the Ay-rabs...just don't blame the military profiteers, international financiers, the central banks, the corporate elite, the Nixon alumni, or the predator lenders! Goon Beck keeps babbling about the "shadow empire", as if, he's not just a ventriloquist dummy for Evil Media Emperor, Rupert Murdoch. It's all so backasswards, deceptive, dishonest, and you have to be crazy to keep watching tv, at this point. They want you to think that sending all the living wage jobs to slavish Chinese sweat-shops was somehow good for YOU, that stealing all that oil from the people of Iraq was gonna "trickle down", that they've "cleaned up" the B.P./Halliburton oil catastrophe in the Gulf. Hillary even wants to start a war with Iran. She's a neo-con. So is Obama.
The Nixonite, neo-con, wing-nuts responsible for this mess are all back in the corporate press-Cheney, Rumsfeld, W, Gingrich, are all out on the book trail, revving up the old propaganda machine for a new campaign, more wars, more political theater and shock doctrine scare tactics, and since the establishent Democrats are in no way, a real opposition party, anything the super rich fatcats of the financial oligarchy want, gets rammed through under cover of "terror", "budget crisis", "disaster", "too big to fail, "national security", etc. It is frightening the money these radical rightwingers have to squash unions, control dissent through infiltration, and agent provocateurs, to spy on protesters, and control the big media. If you go to a thrift store, there are always hundreds of those Hannity, Palin, Limbaugh, O'reilley extreme rightwing books-they publish their jive war mongering, divide and conquer propaganda, and saturate the land with this crap. This is why true alternative media, print fanzines, and honest grass roots activism has become so crucial, to any remote hopes we have of reclaiming the rights from unreasonable search and seizure, the right to peacefully assemble, the right to free speech, etc., promised by their eviscerated Constitution....Which all brings us back to the soul burning question, what does the true blue rock'n'roll renegade underground activist listen to while making stencils, banners, stickers and t-shirts before loading the gang into the van to join the good folks at the demonstration? Well, I have a few suggestions. Wayne Kramer, Billy Bragg, and Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros will never let you down. "There is Power In The Union", "Johnny Appleseed", "Know Your rights", etc., but also, Jason Heath And The Greedy Souls classic, "Anachist Girl", or how about this new band in the fun loving tradition of the Distillers, THE LAST GANG? Yeah, they're pretty cool. Brenna Red will rock your socks. A fun, upbeat soundtrack for the streetcore punk'n'rollin' shock resistance. No sweat. I'm only here to help.