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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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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

RESIST!



Gooble Gobble … One Of Us

It doesn’t take long to click through the YouTube videos of the Republican faithful flocking to McCain/Palin rallies to see the Psychotics Amongst Us.

Am I being a bit harsh describing the Republican base as psychotic? Here’s the definition:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychotic

Psychosis, with the adjective psychotic, literally means abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a "loss of contact with reality." People suffering from psychosis are said to be psychotic.

How else would you describe McCain/Palin supporters, hereafter referred to as Crazy Stupid People, but as a group of people who have lost contact with reality?

They hold A World View that is not true. They believe in things that don’t exist. But … they act as if what they believe in … is true.

The tenets of the Crazy Stupid People cannot be listed here because of space and time limitations but it starts with the belief that the Universe is six thousand years old and ends with Barack Obama being a Muslim terrorist. Everything within that continuum is demonstrably untrue but that doesn’t stop the Crazy Stupid People from believing every single bit of it.

Weird … isn’t it? It’s like there are a lot of people out there who never once did their homework. Who spent their entire lives defiantly not learning anything. And Proud Of It. Oh yeah … I forgot … Ignorance is Strength.

The Big Problem is that Crazy Stupid People represent about half the country.

In 2004 George W. Bush received 50.7% of the vote and Kerry received 49.3%. To me that sure looks a lot like 50/50. Even if you factor in that the election was stolen … we’re still talking about a 50/50 split. There are a heck of a lot of Crazy Stupid People out there. And what they want … what they really really want … is for us to join them in their psychotic break with reality. And when we won’t … that’s when they really start acting crazy.

There’s obviously something wrong with the way they process information. There must be something wrong with their brains.

The way I finally grasped the concept was to think of their Brain Chemistry as an analogy of their thinking process. Think of neurotransmitters as “facts.”

Neurotransmitters are chemicals that relay, amplify and modulate signals between neurons in the brain. Each neurotransmitter only “fits” into its receptor like a specific key will only fit into a specific lock. The neurotransmitter, dopamine, has a dopamine receptor, serotonin has its receptor site and so on.

If you think of “facts” as neurotransmitters … within the brains of Crazy Stupid People … there don’t appear to be any “fact” receptor sites on their neurons. Or they’ve been spackled over with the gunk spewed out by Limbaugh, Hannity, and O’Reilly over the last 20 years. Who knows what glazed over their reality receptors? Racism … sexism ... Any irrational “ism” based on fear and hatred will jam the key in … and snap it off.

Frankly … I’m afraid of Crazy Stupid People. Not only do they vote … they sit on school boards and mandate that Creationism be taught in schools. They believe Jesus is A God of Love who loves us sooooo much he just can’t wait to come down and slaughter everybody who doesn’t believe in him. They drive cars, own guns … but they shouldn’t handle anything sharper than an orange. Someday scientists will study a McCain/Palin supporter's brain to learn more about their distant cousin … Man.

Historically, when given half a chance, they burn women as witches. For most of the last century they were terrified of communists. In this one they’re afraid of Muslim terrorists. But throughout it all they’ve been blind to where the real threat comes from.

…the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.” Martin Luther King Jr. said. But the Yahoos didn’t listen to him because not only was he a Black man … they believed, because J. Edgar Hoover told them so … that King was probably a Communist!

We don’t know exactly how many Americans abhor the thought of A Black Man being President of the United States but we can safely assume their numbers are solidly within the Republican ranks of Crazy Stupid People. We can only hope that the dinosaurs who think that way are trudging off to the tar pits somewhere and eventually won’t bother us any more. But there are some fresh young faces on YouTube who believe this crap so I guess that branch of the Crazy Stupid People family won’t go extinct for awhile.

John McCain and Sarah Palin are actively trying to get just one Crazy Stupid Person to step on up and get rid of Barack Obama. They’re playing with unholy fire these days because when the economy goes south, that’s when the Crazy Stupid People get downright vicious. Lies like the one Cindy McCain told recently about how Obama has "waged the dirtiest campaign in American history” don’t sit well with Crazy Stupid People with a ravaged 401K.

Crazy Stupid People have been in ascendancy for the last 8 years. Their dull-witted leader hopefully will step down on Inauguration day, and if we have any say in the matter, not hand the car keys over to a Crazy Ailing Old Man and his over-achieving Lunatic Acolyte.

We can’t survive another 4 years of Crazy Stupid People calling the shots. I guess the real question is: How do you inform people against their will? How do you clean out their “reality” receptor sites? I'm not saying it's impossible … I've just never seen it done.

Stevie Wonder said, “When you believe in things that you don’t understand … then you suffer.”

We all do. We have got to find a way to get them to understand that.

Regards,

Bob



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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.


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 Powell's Books online store.


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

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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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