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.
Jeff Farias Is Back!
Everyone who listened to Jeff and misses his take on current events, great music, and provocative talk radio ... click on over to http://www.thejefffariasshow.com/ and click on "Listen Live" from 6 - 9 pm Eastern time.
Last night I asked if you or anyone of your listeners had any hope that our drift into fascism could be averted.
You said you’ve seen, in your life, the country come close to fascism two, maybe three times, and at the last minute … the plunge was averted.
From McCarthyism in the 50’s, COINTELPRO in the 60’s and early 70’s, to the Reagan/Bush machinations in the 80’s … we were dangerously close.
In the 30’s we were closer.
In 1933 Maj.-Gen. Smedley Butler was approached by a group of industrialists and bankers (including Prescott Bush, our (p)resident's grandfather) and asked to command a 500,000 strong rogue army to overthrow Roosevelt. Butler blew the whistle on them and though a congressional investigating committee corroborated his testimony, no action was taken.
Father Coughlin, “the Father of Hate Radio,” openly endorsed the fascist policies of Hitler and Mussolini in his weekly broadcasts to a forty million-plus audience.
And then ... we pulled back from Fascism when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
Last night you described how the prominent players in The Bush Crime Family, and their PR front men and women, were cowards.
True again. They’re shills. All they have to do is cash their checks. No courage needed for that.
It’s true that in the past we have pulled back in time. But I’m afraid I have to respectfully disagree with your conclusions because we’ve kept going this time … into new country.
Until Bush was made president, I used to tell people that America had flirted with Fascism … dated a few times … but … hadn’t gone “all the way” … yet.
Now there’s something new on our American landscape.
The Republican/Fascist Noise machine isn’t limited to Father Coughlin’s weekly radio broadcasts.
Fox News spews all day, every day. Talk radio, with a few (notable) exceptions, follows suit. It doesn’t make any difference who the mouthpiece is. O’Reilly, Hannity, and Limbaugh read from the same script.
The Right Wing virtually controls the Mass Media Machine. Every single television network was complicit in the run up to the war in Iraq. With the exception of MSNBC's Phil Donahue. He was fired.
We have never been in this situation before. Because every day they lie. On television and radio they lie to their audience and get away with it because, for the most part, their audience doesn’t know that they are being lied to.
The past did not predict where we are now. Based on past events ... we should have turned away by now. We have never been here before.
We didn’t have Blackwater, The World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army before.
The government didn’t openly sanction torture before.
We have had two back-to-back stolen presidential elections and nothing in place to prevent a third.
This is Brand New Territory ... for America.
There was no revolution in Germany. The people did not rise up against the Nazis. There weren’t any protests outside Dachau. The Allied forces had to reduce cities to rubble to get them to stop. Too bad for the people under the rubble. Germany had to be conquered.
What will happen to our country, to us, if the government doesn’t stop going where they are definitely headed?
You know what gives me hope?
Evil has a very short half-life. The Third Reich lasted only 12 years. They laid waste to millions of people and it took the lives of millions more to stop them. But they only lasted 12 years. In The Big Scheme of Things … just a blip.
I do have hope for humanity in the long term. It’s the short-term stuff that gives me pause.
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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.