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.
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It's Not Our Fault -- They Started It
The 1985 Flesh-Eating-Zombie flick, Return of the Living Dead, takes place at a medical supply warehouse in Louisville, KY. Foreman Frank is training teenaged Freddy for his new job. He tells Freddy, that the film, Night of the Living Dead, was based on a true event. The military, testing a new nerve gas, had a leak and corpses in the army morgue returned to life. After the accident one of the corpses, safely contained in a specially constructed capsule, was mistakenly shipped to their warehouse. Frank tells Freddy that it is down in their basement … and takes him down to show it to him.
Since the movie's called Return of the Living Dead, it's only a matter of time before somebody gets loose from their container. And more Flesh-Eating-Zombies show up. During an attack, Burt, owner of the warehouse, drives a pickaxe through the skull of a zombie … but that doesn't stop it.
Burt: I thought you said if we destroyed the brain, it'd die!
Frank: It worked in the movie!
Burt: Well, it ain't workin' now, Frank!
Freddy: You mean the movie lied?
One of the best moments of the film is the anguished look on Freddy's face when he realizes that … the movie lied?
Now the reason I'm telling you this, outside of the fact that I really like Flesh-Eating-Zombie movies, is when it comes to politics, current events, and American history, I think we're a lot like Freddy.
Now I have to tell you another story.
Years ago a friend of mine asked me to videotape his sister's wedding. It took place in a Catholic Church. He and I were up in the balcony, tape was rolling, and the congregation was lining up to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. He whispered to me, "Watch this" and ran down and got in line. At that time I had nothing to do with the Catholic religion for over 20 years … still don't … But my initial reaction when I saw him take communion was:
MORTAL SIN!! HE DIDN'T GO TO CONFESSION FIRST!! BLASPHEMER!!
For all you non-Catholics out there a mortal sin is a sin that unless you confess it, and receive absolution, you're condemned to Hell for eternity after you die. And it's a Super-Duper Mortal sin to receive The Body of Jesus Christ if you've got a Mortal Sin on your soul. And I knew for a fact my friend had a carload of unforgiven Mortal Sins. By the way … according to Catholic Doctrine, the Mortal Sin of purposely missing Mass on Sunday is considered equal in gravity to intentional murder. And I've got at least 2,340 Mortal Sins on that count alone! Um … the purposely missing Mass one … not the murder part.
Even though I thought I'd gotten rid of all that gibberish Catholic Voodoo … there I was up in the balcony thinking … MORTAL SIN!!
After a few moments the Voice of Damnation left my mind and I wondered, "Where The Hell Did That Come From?"
It came from indoctrination … when I was 7 years old. That's when everybody in our second grade class had to memorize the Catholic Catechism to pass the test so we could receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. The scary nuns grilled us for weeks so we could take part in symbolic cannibalism.
And all that gibberish was embedded in our skulls when we were only 7 years old. I'm sure there are studies aplenty showing how indoctrination of the very young is the most efficient way to imprint whatever the hell it is you want to put into little psyches. That was the primary job of the scary nuns … crank out more Catholics.
But the gibberish didn't end there.
By the time we get out of High school we'd been studiously indoctrinated … for 12 years … into believing The Myth of America.
All of it lies.
And those lies are what most American operate on for the rest of their lives … regardless of what our country does … right in front of our eyes.
Sure … there's this vague idea that sometimes our country has done bad things … but most of the time we've been a force of good on this planet.
A few years back I did a little egocentric-based research. Starting with my birthday, May 1951, I tried to find out if our government ever told the truth about anything during my lifetime. And guess what?
If The Government was for example, your brother-in-law, and he had never once in over 50 years told the truth, wouldn't it be prudent to completely disregard anything he said? I mean you couldn't even be skeptical at that point. Skepticism would have died years before. The truth is … He Lies. The chance of him telling the truth is right around Zero. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
But because of our indoctrination, when we see horrible examples of Our Government In Action, we initially see them as aberrant incidents. Not the norm.
Sydney Schanberg said, "We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth."
But when enough awful things start piling up … the familiar becomes normal. We become inured to the maimed and dead of illegal wars started by our government, the wretched excesses of Corporate America, the corruption that dictates the actions of every sector, and this leads to a dissonance in the minds of anybody who's paying attention.
Because a long time ago people we trusted … lied to us … and those lies were buried deep.
The simple reality is that this country behaved like a beast until the Spanish-American War of 1898. Then we became an empire. And we've acted no less bestial than any other empire. Before we became an empire we killed the Native Americans and everyone else within arm's reach who got in the way of "America's Destiny." For the next 111 years, as an empire, we've killed anyone else around the globe who got in our way. Year after year, decade after decade, regardless of who is in office, Republican or Democrat … we're not The Good Guys and never were.
I have no idea what the solution is to make the dissonance go away. This is a perfect example of even though I know what I know on an intellectual level … that doesn't mean diddley when I come across the latest horror perpetrated by America in the papers or on the Net.
We've had decade upon decade upon decade of government and corporate crimes against humanity … and there I am in my chair thinking …
You mean the movie lied?
Yeah … and me and a hell of a lot of other people just can't get over that.
It seems that receiving the typical American Education instills a form of chronic subconscious naiveté that holds precedence over facts.
Where's the Red Pill when we need it?
P.S. Would you be as surprised as I was when I realized The Matrix was released 10 years ago?
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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.
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.