Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Damaged by Brutality

US military belligerence has been brutalizing the world for over a century. US soldiers killed the "savage" native Americans, and operated free fire pacification in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. These and other wars continue to generate pain.

American citizens are led to believe US troops are "trying to help"

But American elites help themselves, leaving local peoples, and armed forces at home & abroad, dead or damaged.

US overseas adventurism is grotesque -- too costly & wrong.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Uprising !

American protesters in Wisconsin are demonstrating / rioting against their government. Many are public workers, calling for dignity, citing a critical need to fight against paycuts and destructive reductions in community services.

Unprecedented government meddling in collective bargaining practices promises to reduce workplace safety -- endangering schoolchildren, the elderly, and those in the wider community already most at risk.

At the problem's root are high costs from overseas US occupation forces in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. Continued warmaking expenditures demand huge resources, draining the US domestic economy.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Working Democracy?

We live in complex times. Lawmakers & lawyers & lobbyists muddy our community environment, giant corporate media tells us what happened maybe.

Trying to keep informed is difficult... especially for working people struggling hard to barely survive.

High taxes pay for "national business" (wars) overseas. More money flows to police & prisons. No funds remain for local communities.

People elect a candidate who then breaks repeated promises. The dazzling party platform is deliberately covered in dust.

Many potential voters gave up long ago. Other voters are wrongly turned away by election officials. Ballots are designed to confuse, and votes handled improperly. Some votes are never counted.

  dupe   +   loser   +   schmuck   +   victim

Face fact - we're swindled. You live in a   Chumpocracy.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Take a Haiku

Gypped of a Nation
Too hurried Jubilation
Theft and Denial

Armed forces and Yank
Mubarak's last whoremasters
Spurt silver shekels...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Democracy & Denial

"People power" brought change of government in Egypt. Ideas for new democracy are spreading quickly.   To all concerned: Congratulations & Good Luck in constructing better lives.

Big media, now full of praise for democracy, is self-congratulatory for helping topple dictatorship. (Though most did nothing for 30 years).

U.S. media next should examine their own anti-democratic operations. During the 2008 campaign for U.S. presidency, candidates Barack Obama, John Edwards & Hillary Clinton collaborated with major corporations to deny fellow candidate U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich participation in debates. Such shameful recent tactics (link) are a dirty continuing stain, displaying democracy's narrow limits in America the beautiful.