Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny. -- Daniel Webster

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Starts a Boiling Pot in the Blogosphere

Sibel Edmonds, whose allegations blew a hole in the FBI's official story, now has a web log. From what I can tell upon a quick examination, the blog definitely has merit. As with most every blog, including this one, the topics don't necessarily flow one from the other, but they do all share a common theme criticizing the fear machine which is still going strong more than eight years after September 11, 2001. The Edmonds blog is enthusiastically recommended.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

George Carlin on the "9/11 Truth Movement"

The comic and the serious are close relations, now more than ever. So, even though unusual for this blog, I present George Carlin speaking about what happened on September 11, 2001. I don't agree with Mr. Carlin about the Kennedy assassination, but his comments about the powers-that-be ring true.

Up-dated June 30, 2013:  You Tube informs this video no longer exists.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Hidden History: the Creation of the Constitution

I am continuing my study of the creation of the Constitution and am continuing to learn many interesting things. It is clear to me that almost everyone who is talking about the Constitution these days does not really know the history of its creation, particularly its antecedents in colonial era practice. Due to lack of time, I will have to wait for another day to say more. At a later time I will talk, for instance, about the Electoral College, where it came from, and how it made it into the Constitution and why perhaps it should not be abolished after all.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sarah Palin: The Media's Favorite Fascist

Why do articles and broadcast news stories about the much-discredited, half-term former governor of Alaska, Ms. Sarah Palin, continue to appear? The article referenced here tells why. It is because of draw. That's right -- Sarah Palin draws people in. In newspapers, over the air, on cable TV, and on the Internet people tune in to, read about , and click on titles of -- Sarah Palin.

In a talk given by award-winner author Naomi Wolf which I attended in 2008, she said that Sarah Palin was being set up as a puppet for some extreme right-wing reactionary forces. In a future post I hope to present evidence for this through statements Palin has made. I believe it to be true -- Palin is the Fascist-in-Waiting. This is so both because of her own inclinations and her relative weaknesses personally. That is, she can be manipulated. Thus we have Palin as demagogue, a feminine poseur, ready to do the bidding of powerful oligarchs who have every reason to oppose democratic institutions.

Again, these statements need to be backed up. But the power of Palin to mesmerize the savants of the media, already shows something of her pluck. Let us hope that, as the polls show, Palin will not win any nomination -- not even as Librarian of the Year.


Friday, February 12, 2010

One Picture Is Worth...

...a thousand words. Reclaim Democracy has treated us to a wonderfully self-explanatory satire of the Gilded Supreme Court most of whose members confuse the corporation with actual living, breathing persons who were born to a human mother.


Friday, February 05, 2010

Bulletin: Forgotten Facts

The Musical Patriot reminds you of two forgotten facts. They help explain why Americans are unhappy now.

Forgotten Fact Number 1: Al Gore received a half million more votes than did G. W. Bush in the 2000 election.

Forgotten Fact Number 2: Hillary Clinton received the most votes in the Democratic primaries of 2008.

Suffering from acute amnesia, the media elites then wonder why there is a disconnect between citizens and the government. Emergency therapeutic actions are strongly recommended to alleviate said amnesia. Then, at least one group of people will have clear heads.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

A Not-So Light Moment?

This morning I heard a brief clip on CNN radio news of the crowd waiting for Punxatawney Phil to appear. For those who live outside of America news that a crowd was waiting for a groudhog named Punxatawney Phil to appear may seem ridiculous. Well, ridiculousness and high spirits are part of the American tradition, so let the frivolity begin.

This clip, however, sounded more than raucous. The people sounded positively paganistic to my ears. That is, they didn't sound like they were simply having fun. They sounded as if they really believed in the furry weather predictor. (If Phil sees his shadow, the custom goes, there will be six more weeks of winter.) I've never taken Punxatawney Phil seriously and have always enjoyed the harmless chicanery. But this group was another matter. What's next -- seances to dispel the total eclipse of the sun?

The erstwhile and esteemed Phil, by the way, did indeed see his shadow this morning, presaging a solid six more weeks of winter. Thanks for the "heads up", Phil.

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