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An estimated 1.2 million Iraqis have been killed violently since the US invasion.

American Deaths
4,124

American Wounded

Official

Estimated

28,171

23,000-100,000

Cost of the War in Iraq
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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.

RESIST!



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You Can't Fix … History

Hey Mike,

I've thrown away my compass and maps. I can't use them where we are now.

The rhetoric isn't new … you could have heard it near a burning cross spoken by people wearing white robes and hoods or by George Lincoln Rockwell addressing an American Nazi Party rally. I heard it when I went to a George Wallace rally 41 years ago.

Beneath the rage, racism, and fear … were the lies.

A lie is the lens that can focus rage, racism, and fear to a fine point of white hot madness.

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynching

"Nearly 5,000 black people were lynched between 1890 and 1960. In her book, On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century, Sherrilyn A. Ifill, professor at the University of Maryland, College Park School of Law, investigates how the lynchings implicated average white citizens, some of whom actively participated in the violence while many others witnessed the lynchings but did nothing to stop them. Her research explores how this history of complicity has become embedded in the social and cultural fabric of local communities that either supported, condoned, or ignored the violence."

In 1921, in Tulsa Oklahoma, whites stormed the black neighborhood, killing more than 300, burning 36 square blocks, and herding more than 6,000 people into a nearby stadium.

From the evening of May 31st, to the afternoon of June 1, 1921, more Americans killed fellow Americans in the Tulsa riot than anytime since the Civil War. Hundreds of African-Americans were killed and buried in mass graves, stuffed into coal mines or tossed into the Arkansas River. The Tulsa race riot was the worst single act of domestic violence on U.S. soil since the Civil War; worse than the 1965 Watts riot, the 1967 Detroit riot, the 1992 Los Angeles riot and the 1995 Oklahoma city bombing.

The rage, racism, and fear that constantly simmers under our country is our history. Horrendous history … but familiar territory. The people who fanned the flames and incited the riots in Tulsa didn't hold any position of national prominence or influence. The mob didn't have a national spokesman … but they still managed to cause unimaginable death and destruction.

But we've crossed over the border into new territory. We've never been here before.

A Kleagle is a Ku Klux Klansman who recruits new members. On the outside he probably looks just like a regular guy and has a regular job. We know on the inside he's insane with rage, racism, and fear. And lies. With rudimentary public relations skills he can find others to share his madness. That's why he's a recruiter.

That was before …

Where we are seeing now is what happens after The Corporatocracy has spent hundreds of millions of dollars promoting a cadre of carefully picked and groomed Kleagles to national prominence and influence.

They're on television and radio stations across the country all day every day. And all day … every day … they tell lies coated with rage, racism, and fear to an audience of millions.

They have exhorted their audience to riot and murder. And some of their listeners, insane with rage, racism, and fear fueled by their lies, have committed murder.

But the Kleagles remain on the air. Because they are doing the bidding of The Corporatocracy. They are not fined or fired. They are paid millions of dollars instead.

The other Talking Heads of The Corporatocracy do not condemn or censure them. They are paid not to. The Kleagles bray on to their audience because that's what they're paid to do.

Now we see that the majority of Americans want a watered down version of what other people in other countries take for granted. Simple. Basic. Healthcare.

But that would thwart the driving need of The Corporatocracy to make obscene profits from our sickness and pain. So our money-mad ruling elite has instructed their Kleagles to incite their audiences with more outrageous lies which play upon rage, racism, and fear.

We cannot take refuge in the fact that the Kleagle's audience only makes up a minority in this country. Our Democratic process has been disrupted and perverted time and time again by this minority.

The Nazi analogue, certainly overused but nonetheless instructive, shows us that The "National-Socialist Freedom Movement" polled 3% of the vote in the December 1924 Reichstag elections, and 2.6% in 1928.

5 short years later Adolph Hitler was appointed Reich Chancellor at the head of a cabinet which included only a minority of Nazi ministers.

You can accomplish a lot from a minority position when you've got the money, the media, and a party of people insane with rage, racism, fear, … and lies.

Sara Robinson wrote recently, "We've arrived. We are now parked on the exact spot where our best experts tell us full-blown fascism is born. Every day that the conservatives in Congress, the right-wing talking heads, and their noisy minions are allowed to hold up our ability to govern the country is another day we're slowly creeping across the final line beyond which, history tells us, no country has ever been able to return."

Though Sara Robinson's analysis is correct … she's 9 years late to the party. We're not about to cross that line … We already did. It was crossed on November 22, 2000 when 150 Republican-hired goons rampaged through Miami's County Hall stopping the vote recount. The Corporatocracy-paid Kleagles and their so-called MainStream counterparts made sure that their audiences understood that the theft of the presidency was a normal transition of power with the imprimatur of The Supreme Court.

What we are seeing now is Fascism … not the beginning … but what Fascism in America looks like after 9 years. We know what it looked like in Italy and Germany. This is what it looks like here. All our electronic communication is monitored. Wars of aggression are waged for corporate profit. Mainstream Media lies by omission to us daily. Hired thugs disrupt the basic democratic processes. Am I leaving anything out? Quite a bit actually but what's left unsaid is still negative.

What do we have left? The ability to talk to one another and try to ascertain the truth of what is going on. And I don't know how much longer we can count on that. Liberal voices on radio and television have been silenced. They weren't rounded up and sent off to camps. This is America. American Fascism is more civilized than that. They were silenced when the Corporatocracy made sure the money spigot was turned off. Just as effective as camps without the pesky PR problem of hiding crematoria smokestacks.

After the August recess, I'm afraid we'll see an escalation of attacks against Democratic Senators and Congressmen who persist in having the temerity to reform our healthcare insurance system. I'm afraid that Limbaugh, Beck, and the other Kleagles will call on their audiences to bring the Tulsa riot of 1921 to cities nationwide. There's a lot of money to be made by the Corporatocracy during upheaval and chaos. Blackwater made a bundle in New Orleans after Katrina.

We've got an Black Man for a president. The Kleagles will always have something to say about that.

And the reason I've thrown away my compass and maps? I can't read them. They're in German.

Regards,

Bob



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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. --Kim Hughes

Clicking on the book links to the author's website.


Radio

If you like Sean, Rush, Bill-O, Savage, and dutifully watch Fox ... You'll hate listening to Mike. I listen every day.

Documentaries

"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.

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