Support our troops - Get them out of there - Bring them home.
Click here for The Center For Public Integrity database of the 935 Lies of the Bush administration officials that led us into War.
From The Mike Malloy Program 01/24/08.
Investigate - Impeach - Indict - Imprison.
"In my lifetime we've gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush.
If this is evolution, I believe within twelve years we'll be voting for plants." - Lewis Black
If we detain people without hearings, wiretap our own citizens, and torture people on mere suspicions, the terrorists have won, because we have given up everything our country has stood for.
Um ... Looks like we have given up everything our country has stood for.
Welcome to The Middle of The End
Back in October I said I didn't want to write any more of these things. But The United States Supreme Court made the psychopathic rules of The Corporatocracy … The Law Of The Land … and I kind of … snapped. Y’know … went a little funny in the head.
For some reason John Mitchell, Nixon’s Attorney General, came to mind. In 1975, before he was carted off to prison after being convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury, Mitchell said, “this country is going to go so far to the right that you won't recognize it.”
Well … at the time I thought what he said was exactly the sort of thing a bitter old creep like John Mitchell would say on his way to The Big House. But 5 years later … presidential candidate Ronald Reagan gave his famous “State’s Rights” speech in Philadelphia, Mississippi where three civil rights workers were murdered … and ever since … it’s been a 30-year-long nightmare ride to hell.
When The Supreme Court removed restrictions on corporate financing of political campaigns … We Have Arrived.
With the Dred Scott Decision the United States Supreme Court ruled that people of African descent imported into the United States and held as slaves, and their descendants … whether or not they were slaves … were not protected by the Constitution and could never be citizens of the United States.
In other words … people of African descent weren’t legally … people.
153 years later The Supreme Court has ruled that Corporations are people ... and Money is Speech. This is sooooo much more bizarre than Soylent Green is People.
Following the Civil War, the Congress passed, and the states ratified, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, all of which directly overturned the Dred Scott decision.
Will two-thirds of the House and Senate approve the necessary Constitutional Amendments to overturn the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision? Will three-fourths of the states affirm the proposed Amendment?
Not likely. Because The Corporatocracy can now tell any elected official, “If you vote for anything we do not approve of, we will spend unlimited amounts of money against your re-election. And if you vote the way we want you to … we’ll spend all the money necessary to make sure you stay in office.”
And they do have the cash to spread around. Last summer the health-care industrial complex spent more than $1.4 million every day lobbying our elected representatives to thwart and distort any reform of the health care insurance system.
$1.4 million every day! That’s just one sector of The Corporatocracy.
What reforms are needed … right now … to pull the country back from the brink? v
In the words of Sarah Palin … All Of Them. Pick any sector. Wall street, media, health care, the old standby, The Military Industrial Complex, it all comes down to this … Corporate power must be controlled and regulated by The People. But the Roberts Court ruled otherwise.
So now … let the games begin.
The audience of Crazy Stupid Americans is primed and ready for whatever Corporate America has to say.
61% of Americans don’t believe in evolution.
47% believe the universe is less that 10,000 years old. One child in four grows up not knowing how to read.
21 million Americans can't read at all, 45 million are marginally illiterate and one-fifth of high school graduates can't read their diplomas.
50 percent of adults cannot read a book written at an eighth grade level. Nearly half of all Americans read so poorly that they cannot find a single piece of information when reading a short publication.
These are the people who will vote for … or against … anyone The Corporatocracy wants in … or out.
During the next presidential election will we see a deluge of multimillion dollar political documentaries proving conclusively to Crazy Stupid People that Barack Obama was born in Kenya … and is probably a clone? That Democrats regularly commune with Satan? Or will there be a groundswell of support, after a series of multimillion dollar political documentaries are shown on all the major networks, to amend the constitution to allow foreign born citizens to be President, so Arnold Schwarzenegger can run? Or will Crazy Stupid People be satisfied with a Palin/Beck ticket?
vWho knows? That’s what’s so goddamned interesting about living in a country descending into madness. Anything can happen! Contrary to popular belief … the revolution will be televised. Brought to you on FOX by whatever corporation is picking up the tab.
I don’t know about you but I’m tempted to steal into Arlington National Cemetery some dark autumn night when the moon is full and the wind is in the trees. I want to dig up John Mitchell and shake the hand of that rotting old soothsayer. How did he know that 22 years after he clutched his chest and fell to the sidewalk gasping like a doomed carp that our country was going to turn into something … unrecognizable?
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My Favorite(?) Excerpt
The discrepancy between the kind of society many Germans thought they were building and the reality of the horror of the Third Reich presents one of the most intriguing questions of our age. How could Fascism -- have happened in a modern, industrialized, educated nation?
Click here for the excerpt from They Thought They Were Free, The Germans, 1938-45 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955) by Milton Mayer
Books I Give To People I Know and Maybe They'll Still Talk To Me But Probably Won't
Deep Green Resistance - Strategy to Save the Planet
Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen
For years, Derrick Jensen has asked his audiences, “Do you think this culture will undergo a voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of life?” No one ever says yes.
Deep Green Resistance starts where the environmental movement leaves off: industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can’t fix it, and shopping—no matter how green—won’t stop it. To save this planet, we need a serious resistance movement that can bring down the industrial economy. Deep Green Resistance evaluates strategic options for resistance, from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, and the conditions required for those options to be successful.
Clicking on the book links to Deep Green Resistance website.
The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder
by Vincent Bugliosi
"I hope that at some time in the near future a courageous U.S. attorney general, U.S. attorney, state attorney general, or district attorney in America who is committed to the rule of law and who has dedicated his career to enforcing the law fairly against all who, big or small, violate it, will hear the cries for justice from the graves of the thousands upon thousands of men, women, and children who had their lives violently cut short because of the lies of a man who smiled through it all. And that, with a sense of uncompromising righteousness, he will take the ample case I have laid out in this book before an American jury to let them decide whether George W Bush is guilty or not guilty of murder, and if so, what his punishment should be.
Even if this doesn't happen and what I have said in this book receives all the attention of a new fly in the forest, I do know that someone had to say what is written on the pages of this book."
From The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder by Vincent Bugliosi, page 168.
Clicking on the book links to the book's website.
Vincent Bugliosi testifying before the House Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Congress.
Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America
by Russ Baker
How did Bush happen? How did George W. Bush, of all people, rise to the most powerful position in the world? This simple question sparked a five-year investigative odyssey by Russ Baker. What he found will force us to rethink virtually everything we thought we knew about the Bush family and its role in shaping recent American history.
In FAMILY OF SECRETS, Baker reveals that Bush, the people around him, and his policies are but an extreme, very public manifestation of what his family and its circle have always been about: an interlocking web of covert and overt machinations on behalf of a small cluster of elites-social, financial, industrial, military, intelligence-that enabled the Bush dynasty and propelled George W. Bush to the top.
Clicking on the book links to the Powell's Books online store.
Rules for Radicals
by Saul D Alinsky
"What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away."
In 1971, Saul Alinsky wrote an entertaining classic on grassroots organizing titled Rules for Radicals.
For Alinsky, organizing is the process of highlighting what is wrong and convincing people they can actually do something about it.
Clicking on the book links to the author's website.
The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot
by Naomi Wolf
In a stunning indictment of the Bush administration and Congress, best-selling author Naomi Wolf lays out her case for saving American democracy. In authoritative research and documentation Wolf explains how events of the last six years parallel steps taken in the early years of the 20th century’s worst dictatorships such as Germany, Russia, China, and Chile.
Clicking on the book links to the publisher's website.
As Basil Fawlty keenly observed: but ... this is no joke.
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine advances a truly unnerving argument: historically, while people were reeling from natural disasters, wars and economic upheavals, savvy politicians and industry leaders nefariously implemented policies that would never have passed during less muddled times. As Klein demonstrates, this reprehensible game of bait-and-switch isn't just some relic from the bad old days. It's alive and well in contemporary society, and coming soon to a disaster area near you.
Clicking on the book links to the author's website.
If you like Sean, Rush, Bill-O, Savage, and dutifully watch Fox ... You'll hate listening to Mike. I listen every day.
"Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections" As the 2008 presidential elections draw near and disillusioned voters are still reeling from the election fraud scandals of 2004 and 2006, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David Earnhardt takes a logical and factual look at just how easy it is to alter election results and undermine the integrity of the entire democratic process. By speaking with a series of renowned computer programmers, journalists, statisticians, and even seasoned election officials, chilling proof that the people may not be guiding the direction of our country after all. Click here to go to the "Uncounted" website.
"Iraq For Sale" An eye-opening exposé of the war profiteering companies raking in billions of dollars from the war, click here to go to the "Iraq For Sale" website.
"War Made Easy" exposes a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Click here to go to the "War Made Easy" website.