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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Bridge Over Troubled Waters
SOTT
Laura Knight-Jadczyk
January 30, 2006

http://signs-of-the-times.org/signs/editorials/signs_BridgeOverTroubledWaters.php

Smoking Mirrors: And Down Will Come Baby, Cradle and All.

Reading the above linked blog nearly made me cry. Why? Well, because I have heard the same frustration and despair expressed by other sincere

activists for World Peace in the past couple of weeks. The despair of the front line is setting in. Yes, it looks like COINTELPRO is winning.

The depression is spreading among those who have been keeping up the good fight for so long; we are succumbing to the disease. But is that

really true?

Perhaps with understanding we can find a remedy, a Bridge Over Troubled Water.

When you're weary, feeling small, when tears are in your eyes, I’ll dry them all. I'm on your side, oh, when times get rough and friends

just can't be found, like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down. Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.

When you're down and out, when you're on the street, when evening falls so hard, I’ll comfort you. I'll take your part, oh, when darkness

comes and pain is all around, like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down. Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.

Sail on silver girl, sail on by. Your time has come to shine, All your dreams are on their way. See how they shine, oh and when you need

a friend, I'm sailing right behind Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind. Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease

your mind. [© 1969 Paul Simon]

First of all, I think that Lobaczewski has produced about the most valuable document for our times (or any times) that I have ever

encountered. Every activist needs to read this material and read it carefully. You can't go into battle without studying the opposition,

knowing their strengths, weaknesses, strategies, and so on. Lobaczewski and those other activists and resistance fighters have already been

through this. They studied it and mapped it. And the fact is, if you don't study what you are up against, you will make stupid mistakes, you

will think you are winning when you are losing, and conversely, you will think you are losing when the opponent is just bluffing.

This information is crucial. A good activist can NOT ignore it. He or she does so only at his or her own peril. Yeah, sure, it seems like a

huge burden to have to deal with accusations and counter-accusations in the COINTELPRO world, but if we don't, we are toast. As Lobaczewski

tells us:

"If physicians behaved like ethicists, i.e. left in the shadow of their personal experience of relatively un-esthetic disease phenomena

because they were primarily interested in studying questions of physical and mental hygiene, there would be no such thing as modern medicine.

Even the roots of this health-maintenance science would be hidden in similar shadows. In spite of the fact that the theory of hygiene has

been linked to medicine since its ancient beginnings, physicians were correct in their emphasis upon studying disease above all. They risked

their own health and suffered sacrifices in order to discover the causes and biological properties of illnesses and, afterwards, to

understand the patho-dynamics of the courses of these illnesses. A comprehension of the nature of a disease, and the course it runs, after

all, enables the proper curative means to be elaborated. "[Political Ponerology]

Just now, activists are the physicians of society. We can't do a thing if we don't know the nature of the disease and that is what

Lobaczewski lays out for us in all its horrible detail. We don't want to give up in despair thinking we have incurable cancer when it is just

the measles or something that must run its course and can lead to full recovery if proper nursing is applied.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

THE NEXT WEEK WILL DECIDE IF DEMOCRACY WILL SURVIVE

THE NEXT WEEK WILL DECIDE IF DEMOCRACY WILL SURVIVE

Bush is now completely and certifiably out of control. But to remove the
last restraint on the creation of a new American dictatorship they must
install one more lock down vote on the Supreme Court, in the person of Sam
Alito.

Despite Alito's extreme right wing voting record and lifelong ideological
agenda, nobody expects him to show up at his hearing sporting a tail and
horns wearing a red suit. Instead he will lie and evade like some Wal-Mart
smiley face, just as he did when in his confirmation for the Court of
Appeals he promised to recuse himself from cases involving his own
investments. Then he fought to do precisely otherwise. He will make
absolutely any misrepresentation of his views and his agenda to try to sneak
past public accountability yet again, while his record shouts otherwise. And
only your voices speaking out now can turn the tide against this judicial
coup.

http://www.usalone.com/alito.php

We are planning a two-stage action. First with the action page above we
will build a consensus that ANY replacement for Sandra Day O'Connor must be
no worse than a true moderate and centrist. Then after the conclusion of
the hearings we will speak out AGAIN on specific question of the final vote
in the Senate. Please submit every possible action page you can get your
hands on, and keep speaking out until we prevail, just as we did on ANWR and
the torture prohibition.

But remember that Alito was the author of the tactic of Bush trying to spin
acts of Congress with so-called "signing statements" in hopes that some
future Supreme Court (including now guess who) would give them weight over
the will of the people. And Bush did just that with the anti-torture bill,
declaring that he really didn't consider himself bound at all. Every day
from now on must be STOP Alito day, otherwise our democracy is doomed.

http://www.usalone.com/alito.php

Even if you have submitted something else recently, please go to the page
above and take a moment to submit it. There are lots of good references in
the arguments section below the form if you would like some additional
support or ideas for your personal comments, or just cast your vote with one
click and go. We have nearly 100,000 participants in our system and we are
counting on at least 25,000 of you to speak out now. This battle must be
won, there must be a filibuster, or all else will be ultimately lost.

NEW UPDATED DESKTOP ACTION PROGRAM AVAILABLE NOW

To help us get as close as possible to 100% submission yield on this
question we have made many improvements on the Desktop Action program since
its initial release last week. With this program you can speak out directly
from your desktop with just one click! Based on your input we have set the
program to always be minimized unless you expressly click on its icon, we
have now made the interface draggable, and incorporated all of your other
suggestions. Though it worked well for most people from day one, we have
corrected all minor issues with contact setup and system reboots, and all
these small fixes have been confirmed corrected. Even if you already have
the program, please download the latest update (1.05) from the main index
page at

http://www.usalone.com

RUN FOR OFFICE YOURSELF OR FIND US SOMEONE WHO IS

We received many inquiries from candidates who want to win, and we are
setting everybody up with their easy-to-use forms for creating action forms on your own campaign web site. The most important thing you can do is launch your own STOP Alito initiative to show your constituents how much you are out there fighting for them now, and not just talking about what you WOULD do if elected. Build your track record and prominence identified as someone out there fighting to protect the rights of the people. Contact us at once and we will set you up. There is no charge for any of our services ever.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this message to everyone else you know.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Bush's fascist strategy

Bush is such a fascist, its not even funny anymore. His aura of being an idiot may just very well be a show:

If We Understand New Orleans; we understand the Bush strategy
Mike Whitney
September 13, 2005
New Orleans provides us with a reliable template for judging what the Bush administration will do in the event of a massive "casualty-producing" terrorist attack. However depressing, this is useful information.

Special military units will be deployed to the affected areas to patrol the streets in heavily-armored vehicles; conducting house-to-house searches according to their own discretion.

The cities will be placed under martial law; invoking shoot to kill orders for anyone either looting or out of doors after the designated curfew.

Heavily-armed mercenaries and paramilitaries will be used on various assignments that require secrecy or additional security. We assume they will be used to protect dignitaries, perform harsh and illegal interrogations, intimidate dissidents, and subvert efforts by the media to provide accurate information from the region.

A massive media campaign will be mounted to create a narrative of an "involved and compassionate government" providing security to their people in times of crisis.

Is this a fair description of what is taking place in New Orleans?

There's little doubt that the Bush administration capitalized on the hurricane to activate its strategy to militarize the city. There's ample evidence that they had extensive knowledge of the magnitude of the disaster, and yet, chose to do nothing. In fact, for more than 3 days they prevented food, water or medicine from entering the stricken city. Here are just a few of the headlines that illustrate this point, although there are numerous others:

"FEMA won't accept Amtrak's help in evacuations.''
"FEMA turns away experienced firefighters.''
"FEMA turns back Wal-Mart supply trucks.''
"FEMA prevents Coast Guard from delivering diesel fuel.''
"Homeland Security won't let Red Cross deliver food.''
"FEMA bars morticians from entering New Orleans.''
"FEMA blocks 500-boat citizen flotilla from delivering aid.''
"FEMA fails to utilize Navy ship with 600-bed hospital on board.''
"FEMA to Chicago: Send just one truck.''
"FEMA turns away generators.''
"FEMA first responders urged not to respond.''

The administration's criminal negligence in the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of New Orleans occupants is not in doubt, nor is their predictable response in countering the bad press. Michael Brown said it best when he noted that he wanted "to convey a positive image of disaster operations to government officials, community organizers, and the general public." Brown's "positive image" of the catastrophe has been left to the usual Bush media-operatives, who have deftly shifted the national dialogue away from "criminal negligence" to the more benign-sounding "government unresponsiveness" or "failure of leadership." Neither of these have anything to do with the facts as we now understand them. Many of the people who died in the disaster were murdered by their government just as surely as if Bush had personally held their heads under water himself.

Now, the city is a fully-militarized war-zone no different than Baghdad or Kabul. Already, reports are coming in of doors being kicked down by armed soldiers and terrified residents being shunted off to special detention camps in hand cuffs.

We should not expect a different scenario when America's major cities come under terrorist attack sometime in the not-to-distant future.

A great deal has been written about the ethnic-cleansing operation of New Orleans poor and black, that has paved the way for America's flagship corporations to set up shop in the Big Easy.

What more can I add to the volumes that have been transcribed about this global project? Americans have been warned that they would be treated no differently than anyone else, and that the masters of new world order claim no regional loyalties. New Orleans merely adds an exclamation point to what everyone should already know.

It should be instructive to die-hard supporters of the commander-in-chief that the military deployment was accompanied by orders for all residents to "surrender all legally-registered firearms" to the authorities. I can only imagine the fidgeting at the next NRA meeting when the membership conducts an open forum on the governments' plan to disarm the nation in the event of a terrorist attack. I am reminded of George Washington's sage advice:

"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government".

Or, Thomas Jefferson:

"The constitutions of most of our states assert that all power is inherent in the people. That it is their right and duty to be at all times, armed."

That, of course, was before the reign of George 2 and the hasty rescinding of the Bill of Rights. Did gun-lovers really believe they would be spared Bush's terrible swift sword?

The "disarming" of America is a similar ruse to the WMD-scare that was used to invade Iraq. The New American Century is predicated on the belief that only the overlords will have weapons. A careful comparison of Haiti to Iraq provides an interesting contrast in the benefits of self-defense.

The deployment of mercenaries to the region should be of particular concern to Americans. Currently, more than 40,000 National Guardsman from Louisiana and Mississippi are serving in Iraq. It would have been quite simple to return them to their home states to meet the needs of the tragedy. Instead, the Bush administration chose to use exorbitantly-paid mercenaries.

Why? Is it because pacification on a large scale cannot be accomplished without a well-paid, elite-corps of corporate-warriors who are free to carry out orders with complete impunity? Are mercenaries imperative for neutralizing resistance, or is there another motive; perhaps, covert or illegal operations directed against American citizens that require additional secrecy?
In any event, paid killers should never be used on American soil.

New Orleans is looking more and more like a dress rehearsal for an ambitious cross-country strategy. It is unlikely that any plan for militarizing the country will evolve at a "snail's pace" of one city at a time. The administration would have to take advantage of massive "casualty-producing" events occurring in many strategically important cities at the same time. (Coordinated terrorist attacks?) This would provide the necessary cover for the same scenario we see presently unfolding in New Orleans.

It's worth thinking about.

Comment: Indeed...

This came from Signs of the Times

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Freedom Fries

French fries protester regrets war jibe
Jamie Wilson in Washington
The Guardian
Wednesday May 25, 2005
It was a culinary rebuke that echoed around the world, heightening the sense of tension between Washington and Paris in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. But now the US politician who led the campaign to change the name of french fries to "freedom fries" has turned against the war.

Walter Jones, the Republican congressman for North Carolina who was also the brains behind french toast becoming freedom toast in Capitol Hill restaurants, told a local newspaper the US went to war "with no justification".

Mr Jones, who in March 2003 circulated a letter demanding that the three cafeterias in the House of Representatives' office buildings ban the word french from menus, said it was meant as a "light-hearted gesture".

But the name change, still in force, made headlines around the world, both for what it said about US-French relations and its pettiness.

Now Mr Jones appears to agree. Asked by a reporter for the North Carolina News and Observer about the name-change campaign - an idea Mr Jones said at the time came to him by a combination of God's hand and a constituent's request - he replied: "I wish it had never happened."

Although he voted for the war, he has since become one of its most vociferous opponents on Capitol Hill, where the hallway outside his office is lined with photographs of the "faces of the fallen".

"If we were given misinformation intentionally by people in this administration, to commit the authority to send boys, and in some instances girls, to go into Iraq, that is wrong," he told the newspaper. "Congress must be told the truth."



Too bad this won't be pushed through the mainstream media channels as it makes Bush's war look like a farce, especially since the "freedom fries" congressman is feeling that the war shouldn't have happened!

Thanks to the Signs of the Times website for posting this article!

Friday, May 27, 2005

Introduction

Hello,

I started blogging a year or so ago on livejournal, and lost my motivation to post often. I started again now, because I think I can help spread bits of truth to people, so that they may wake up!

I am happy that Blogging has grown to be a threat to the controlled media.

What a better article to start my blog than the one below mentioned by The Signs of The Times about Rummy's new concern about War News! What a facist!



Rumsfeld Laments Global Reach of War News
By DAVID B. CARUSO
Associated Press
May 26, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - One of the military's new wartime challenges is dealing with global media that can instantly spread around the world information that may be false or damaging to U.S. interests, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Wednesday.

The United States needs to respond to anti-American messages with greater agility and speed if it is to win the ideological struggle with Islamic extremists, Rumsfeld said in a speech to members of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.

"We'll need to develop considerably more sophisticated ways of using these new means of communication that are now available to reach the many and diverse audiences," he said.

Rumsfeld didn't delve deeply into specifics in his brief talk with members of the civic group. But in the recent past, news outlets have broadcast messages from terrorist groups, or reported stories that have fueled rage against Americans in the Muslim world.

"This is really the first war in history that is being conducted in an era of multiple global satellite television networks, 24-hour news outlets with live coverage of terrorist attacks, disasters and combat operations," Rumsfeld said.

He said U.S. officials must also deal with "a global Internet with universal access and no inhibitions, e-mail, cell phones, digital cameras wielded by anyone and everyone" and "a seemingly casual disregard for the protection of classified information, resulting in a near continuous hemorrhage of classified documents, to the detriment of the country."

The defense secretary was among those who complained earlier this month following deadly riots in Afghanistan after Newsweek published a story that U.S. interrogators desecrated a copy of the Quran at Guantanamo Bay. The magazine later retracted the story amid questions about its truthfulness.


The Signs of the Times team came up with an interesting analysis of Rummy's plans! This goes hand in hand with my feeling about Blogs being the new free press. However they are being scrutinized now!

Comment: By "anti-American messages", Rumsfeld is no doubt referring to those new sources that still attempt to offer a more accurate view of his war on terror. The solution is obvious: even more secrecy, more control over the media, more propaganda, and a clampdown on those pesky internet news sources like Signs of the Times and news blogs.


Scary ain't it? Wake up and smell the truth!