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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

You Shall Know Them by Their “Slip Ups”

You shall know them by their fruits - their actions - is indeed a true statement. People, governments and institutions will say anything to serve their needs and spout about how they are going to do this or that while they don’t. Talk, talk, talk, yet where’s the fruit? This lack of following through is very revealing, however, as the saying, “A drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts” reminds us, words as well can tell us a great deal about the person uttering them.

I’m amazed at how Americans continue to believe in their leaders when often their words reveal their complete disgust for the masses when they let their guard down and loosen their tongues. I shouldn’t be amazed. The masses have been programmed to exalt authority, and as the abysmal State of the Union shows, the sheeples are happy to be led by the wicked so as not to indulge in that pesky activity called “thinking”, with bread basket Republicans and religious folk trotting along at the head of the herd.

The ruling elite often blurt out exactly what they think of the masses when alcohol or “the moment” reveals the depravity of their motivations, and still, the masses continue to worship their immoral asses. Masses for asses. Of course, we have to consider the sheeple’s infantile need to be right: to be on the right team, the right political party, the right God, which means that even a horrifying slip up by their “leaders” usually won’t impel a sheeple to fire up any neurons and get a clue.

Let’s take a look at some verbal slip ups, starting with the current overlord in power since this is most relevant to our present predicaments:

"I want to thank you, the haves and the have mores. You are my base.” George W. Bush, at a formal fundraiser dinner. Bush is saying exactly how he feels about the rest of us who aren’t in his elitist club and who are excessively taxed - without representation I might add. This gives credence to the fact that he does everything to enrich the haves at the expense of the have nots, which has truly been the case. Quite enlightening, Mr. President. If I didn’t feel like a scum bucket peon of the system before, I sure do now.

"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." - George W. Bush, 2005. Whoops! He really let his guard down on this one. Here we have the leader of the supposed free world admitting his scripted dither is propaganda.

"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator,” - George W. Bush, 2000. The revealing words of a psychopath, and ones he has studiously endeavored to make come true. Bush has done everything in his power to get more power and to answer to no one as America now teeters on the edge of a full blown dictatorship.

"You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that." - Bush, to a divorced mother of three in Nebraska last year. Here, Bush highlights how out of touch he is with the desperate population of a country he bankrupted while also providing tax cuts to the people who need it most: the rich. More telling is his feigned empathy, which is classic sociopath behavior.

Bush’s mother, Babs, follows suit with this appalling and very illuminating, “Oops. I revealed my true elitist self”, slip up:

"What I'm hearing which is sort of scary is that they all want to stay in Texas. Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway so this (chuckle) – this is working very well for them." – Barbara Bush, on the hurricane evacuees at the Astrodome in Houston.

“Dictatorships start wars because they need external enemies to exert internal control over their own people.” - Richard Perle. Here Perle very adequately highlights the motive for Iraq, The Patriot Act and other appalling police state controls unleashed upon the American public.

And finally, a few slip ups that speak for themselves:

“In politics, every day is filled with numerous opportunities for serious error. Enjoy it.” - Donald Rumsfeld

“It's not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true.” - Henry Kissinger

“Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.” - Henry Kissinger.

Perhaps you might share these quotes - straight from the wolf’s mouth - with any sheeples you know. If they still don’t wake up to the fact that America is a plutocracy masquerading as a democracy infested with psychopaths, then there is absolutely no hope they will ever rise above their brainwashing, manipulated egos or their unfortunate stupidity.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Oprah, look! There’s an elephant in the room!

No doubt Oprah Winfrey is American royalty, with subjects fawning over her every declaration on what to read, eat, drink and adorn their homes and bodies as if Stepford Wives under mass hysteria. She is an extremely powerful figure who learned her lesson on just how influential her words were when Texas cattlemen prosecuted her because she angered them and helped depress cattle prices by proclaiming on a 1996 show that she stopped eating hamburger due to the threat of mad cow disease. After winning the case and according to news reports, she said, “Free speech not only lives, it rocks.”

She isn’t really allowed to engage in free speech, however, probably due to the fact that she is hindered by the consequences of her own word power and the fear of antagonizing pathological corporations or upsetting male privilege. For all her important shows on sexual predators, cheating husbands, the oppression and torture of women in third world countries she manages to sidestep glaring realities when it comes to these issues.

Case in point: Oprah’s “An Angel in Ethiopia” show featured Dr. Catherine Hamlin and the horrors of fistula in Ethiopia. Fistula is a condition that occurs when girls too young to give birth have their tissues ripped apart during childbirth, leaving them with internal holes that cause them to seep bodily wastes. In turn, they are shunned by society and their families. From

A girl's highest function is to produce boys, quickly and often. Starting at 14, an Amhara girl will give birth every year for 15 years and be left with seven surviving children. For millions of child brides, initiations into sex can be traumatic. Among the minority Gurage people, brides are softened up with purgatives and fasting, and their fingernails clipped. The groom forces himself on his weakened wife and she is expected to resist. A 14-year-old schoolgirl shot dead her rapist and would-be husband with a rifle and was acquitted of murder, to the astonishment of the conservative public. In a hospital in Addis Abbaba there is the reek of feces, urine with disinfectant from the patients, women and girls whose reproductive tissues have been ripped apart by too-early childbirth. For every one of the 1,200 girls who are operated on yearly for fistulas there are at least 10 others left untreated. 2 million women worldwide suffer the devastating ailment. Husbands and families disown them. They end up as beggars or hermits.

Dr. Hamlin has spent nearly 50 years providing free reconstructive surgery to thousands of young African girls suffering from fistula and in 1999 she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The “Angel in Ethiopia” show was truly potent and it galvanized the populace to donate over $3 million to Hamlin’s foundation. While I certainly applaud Hamlin’s life long devotion and Oprah bringing to light this devastating condition, Oprah sidesteps the issue by not dealing with reality. Ethiopia could have 20 more Hamlins and 20 million dollars and all this does is put a band aid on the problem while girls continue to horribly suffer. Why isn’t Oprah asking Hamlin and the Ethiopian government what they are going to “do” to change the beliefs and programming within the population to stop this insanity in the first place? When Oprah traveled to Ethiopia to tour Hamlin’s hospital, she could have met with government officials and started the ball rolling on some real action. Why not work towards the dissolution of archaic indoctrination regarding not only this barbaric practice, but female genital mutilation and cruel animal sacrifices as well? Along with “The Fistula Foundation”, why not have “The Foundation to Re-educate African Men to Stop Raping Little Girls and Destroying Their Lives”? Certainly, Oprah cannot be political in America, as that would be a death sentence, but she could easily initiate a dialogue to end unnecessary human suffering as many influential people before her have.

While she’ll do show after show after show on how women and children are brutalized by men, she is hobbled into taking a stand and freely speaking about the elephant in the living room: that, the patriarchy is the single biggest predator, torturer and suppressor of women and children on the planet and that societies need be reprogrammed in order for this overwhelmingly negative behavior to be diffused, or duh, they’ll just keep getting away with it. Of course, if she addressed this reality, Pat Robertson would proclaim her a lesbian feminist and call for her assassination. It’s just easier to throw money, apply band aids and take the path of least resistance. If we keep doing what were doing, however, we’re going to keep getting what we got.

To Oprah’s credit, she does very important shows and millions upon millions have been educated on taboo subjects, faced their demons, been given hope or learned how to give. She is also a great philanthropist, and clearly, women’s issues top her list. But the problem is, nothing is improving a whole lot on the Big Blue Marble and dire straits are what humanity has arrived at. The enormous suffering and intensity of our times begs her to acknowledge the elephant in the living room. Let’s “see” it and talk about it and maybe then it will get up and lumber outside to the lawn. Otherwise, we’re relegated to just keep cleaning up after it with a shovel and bucket.

Oprah is probably the most influential woman in the world. Her fame, wealth and power are the conduits to institute a most important thing: CHANGE. Sadly, she medicates to suppress symptoms instead of addressing their causes.

I hope Harpo Studios has a storage room full of band aids. Oprah’s going to need them.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Cheney Shoots His Wad, the Pathetic Press & Karma

The white house press corp.’s reaction to hunting fanatic Cheney’s shooting of hunting partner, Harry Whittington, was beyond laughable. Republican Chappaquiddick or not, too bad for us the press morons don’t ask real questions verses pretending to be so on top of it by grilling the White House spokesman over the reporting of the accident. Oooh, aren’t you journalists just so professional and not to be fooled by big government by golly. What a great show to the public you made. Oh my God, I think I’m going to faint I’m so impressed. Sure, this is really important stuff here to our fake “free press”, but they should be doing their jobs and asking the White House about this:

Two stolen elections
Overwhelming complicity in
Elitist fascists who are doing everything to get richer and make the world poorer
Tax cuts for the rich
White house gay escort Jeff Gannon
Environmental rape
Skull and Bones
Still no electricity in Iraq
The real total number of dead US soldiers
Massive cronyism
Securing our borders
Disregarding science
Outrageous, unprecedented budget deficits
Phony, hyped White House PR stories
1.6 billion in tax payer money spent on PR campaigns over 30 months
Phony wars and war profiteers who are friends of BushCo
A plundered treasury
Illegal spying
Plans for global dominance

(I’m stopping here but the list could just go on and on and on…)

Of course they can’t ask the real questions because they are doing their job. They did and are doing their job serving as the disinformation agency for the Bushites. The press whores (and Congress) are the ones who sold America out; who delivered it to the psychopathic dictator and his henchmen; who ensure the stupid people and religious fanatics who can’t think or see beyond Faux News and the 700 Club ever get the real picture. They’re pathetic. There’s a special reward for them. It’s called karma. They get to keep coming back here to the hellhole they helped create.

Seems there’s a bit of karma in this as well for Whittington. He gets to know what it feels like to be shot since he’s been snuffing out the lives of innocent animals for entertainment for who knows how long. Of course, he’s too self-serving to extrapolate to any animal the pain and suffering he’ll go through. Don’t feel sorry for you old man. If you are going to live by the sword, be prepared to die by the sword.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

No Wonder Nothing Changes

It’s the 21st Century and people are just as barbaric and cruel as ever. What cavemen we are. We just don’t go by names like Attila the Hun, Vlad the Impaler, Caligula, Stalin and Pinochet anymore, but nothing has changed on the planet of suffering, destruction and death; only technology and the technology to cause harm has, but not humans; not one iota. I have wondered over and over why this is and other than knowing that greed is a huge factor, I still couldn’t really nail it. After all, look at all the people who do good; the charities, the volunteers, the hundreds of groups and institutions who help people all over the world to make a better life and to have more. Why is the earth still a swirling, sucking eddy of despair? It was beyond my knowledge base. I never thought I’d figure it out UNTIL I came across probably the most significant and important information in my entire life, and at last, I had the answer.

After years of hard work, suppression, harassment and even danger, the writings of Andrew M. Lobaczewski, doctor of psychology, surfaced. He is an aged clinical psychologist, who forty years ago took part in a secret investigation of the nature and psychopathology of the macro-social phenomenon called “Communism”. Lobaczewski conducted scientific studies of “evil”, and it appears that the reason things stay the same is because “normal” people aren’t running the show. The psychopaths who are in power are, and as long as they are, earth will remain a swirling, sucking eddy of despair. Following is an excerpt from his book, “Political Ponerology: A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes:

Pathocracy is a disease of great social movements followed by entire societies, nations, and empires. In the course of human history, it has affected social, political, and religious movements as well as the accompanying ideologies… and turned them into caricatures of themselves…. This occurred as a result of the … participation of pathological agents in a pathodynamically similar process. That explains why all the pathocracies of the world are, and have been, so similar in their essential properties.

…Identifying these phenomena through history and properly qualifying them according to their true nature and contents - not according to the ideology in question, which succumbed to the process of caricaturization - is a job for historians. […]
The actions of [pathocracy] affect an entire society, starting with the leaders and infiltrating every town, business, and institution. The pathological social structure gradually covers the entire country creating a “new class” within that nation. This privileged class [of pathocrats] feels permanently threatened by the “others”, i.e. by the majority of normal people. Neither do the pathocrats entertain any illusions about their personal fate should there be a return to the system of normal man.

will soon be making his book available, which I only hope gets in to the hands of the entire population, and quickly. We’ve simply no time left and to even consider making positive changes, we must know and study what we are up against. :

The conclusion is that the capitalistic way of life associated in the United States with “democracy,” has optimized the survival of psychopaths with the consequence that it is an adaptive “life strategy” that is extremely successful in U.S. society, and thus has increased in the population in genetic terms as well as acting as an attractor to psychopathic individuals in other countries for quite some time. The fact is, America is probably flooded with psychopaths and Skirtoids, as Lobaczewski mentions. What is more, as a consequence of a society that is adaptive for psychopathy, many individuals who are NOT genetic psychopaths have similarly adapted, becoming “effective” psychopaths, or “characteropaths” in the ways Lobaczewski has described.

I did have one thing right. I thought life was a cruel joke, at least now I know why.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

They Sound Nice!

What is a euphemism? It is substituting an “inoffensive” term for one that is considered “offensive”. Words or phrases that are euphemisms are euphonious, or “pleasing to the ear”. Euphemisms are subtle, sophisticated communication tools, where someone can say or write something without really saying it and without provoking or exciting.

Society uses them a lot so as not to deal with objective reality and to obfuscate what lying liars we really are. Also, because we live in a country ruled by fear, euphemisms work really well for the government, who uses euphemistic programming and propaganda to boost consumerism, patriotism, to dupe and lie to the people and to garner support for the war on terror. Here are some obvious ones that come to mind:

Operation Iraqi Freedom - Good God King George that’s a good one! What this euphemism really means is that we are going to invade you, bomb the hell out of your country, kill and/or horribly maim hundreds of thousands of your innocent people, utterly destroy countless lives, occupy you, divvy up your resources between our thugs, and we expect you to be grateful to us for "liberating" you.

Faith Based – Praise Jesus, this one is brilliant. This language trickery was coined by the Bush Administration to push gobs of initiatives down our collective throats; legislation that wouldn’t have gotten anywhere if known for what it really was, and that is “evangelical Christian”. It also caused a lot of money from the pious to pour into the halls of the faith based white house. Of course, the “pious” are very well known to send checks to any yahoo on T.V. who proclaims to be of their ilk or who offer salvation, so go figure.

Freedom & Liberty – Don’t these make you feel warm and fuzzy? I’m sorry to inform you, however, that these widely touted Bush buzz words really stand for “capitalism”, where in reality, the oligarchy gets to trash the environment, brutally exploit workers and ensure the ruling elite remains in planetary control.

Outsourcing – This is luverly way of saying that your job was shipped overseas. Too bad. You are shit out of luck.

Civil Unrest/Disturbance – Nice, smart words for riots, which are not civil in the least. Ask Los Angeles after the Rodney King beating.

Euphemisms do a bang up job of mollifying what self-serving barbarians humans can be, especially when it comes to how we treat other species.

Fishing – Fishing is essentially the ripping of an unsuspecting creature from its watery home as it goes about its business. Typically, what is utilized is a sharp object impaled through the fish’s mouth via calculated trickery; followed perhaps by slapping or clubbing it while it gasps and suffocates in agony for the water it must have to live. The term “fishing” in society implies “recreation”. Recreation is the refreshment of mind and body through stimulating or amusing activity, and harming helpless creatures constitutes recreation to some. Fishing is a wildly popular euphemism for killing.

– Hunting is much the same as fishing. It involves striking down an innocent creature as it goes about its business. Hunting implies “sport”. It is not a sport. Sport is when humans partake in physical activities, usually with a set of rules, and unsuspecting non-players aren’t hurt. There is nothing “sporting” about hunting. There is no sport in utilizing thousands of dollars of equipment and killing accoutrements to entice, sneak up on, trick and harm creatures that didn’t agree to the cruel, ego centric game. Hunting is a convenient euphemism for premeditated murder.

Next time you head out to the river with your night crawlers, try not to talk in euphemisms. Say, “Honey, I’m off to the hole to go killing”. Or, “We gotta stop at Bass Outlet for some deer urine before we go “murdering”.

Euthanize – Now this is one euphemism we need. What would the public think if they really understood that America “kills” and “murders” 3 to 4 MILLION innocent cats and dogs per year; animals cruelly snuffed out just for being born in a land of irresponsible losers? No, we need this fluff word just so we can look in the mirror, especially since often times, we pay for the killing as taxpayers.

Keep your ears peeled for euphemisms and you will hear them everywhere. Lots of highly paid, savvy people are employed to create and unleash them upon the unsuspecting average Joe. Here’s a clue on how to identify a euphemism though, if you think you might be hearing one: They Sound Nice!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Careers I’m Glad I Didn’t Pursue

I’ve had a lot of odd jobs. In my earlier years, I held down two to three at a time to scrape by in a resort town in order to not have to work in a casino. From gin slinger to limo driver to singing telegram deliverer, I’ve about done it all. Along the way, folks have often suggested certain careers for me. Other than regretting not being a tennis pro or rock star, I’m ever so glad I did not pursue the following careers I might have excelled at:

Advertising – While enticing to consider that one might get to be “creative”, in all likelihood, I would have ended up plugging the wares or services of socially irresponsible companies, of which, most of them are. America is home to some of the nastiest corporations on the planet, i.e., Monsanto, Shell, Nike, Tyson Foods, General Electric to name a mere few. I would have gotten to employ proven forms of mind programming to help create the legions of dutiful consumers corporations so desperately need, with sophisticated marketing to children utilized in unrelenting scope. The documentary “The Corporation” expertly details how companies fit the personality characteristics of psychopaths while we are shown the horrific destruction they wage upon earth and all living things upon it. Yes, I have to say I am happy I didn’t help zombify humanity and destroy the environment for profit, though essentially, our entire culture is set up for

Politician – There is only one synonym for a politician, and that is “criminal”. Greedy, power hungry, ego centric and easily bribed, this cowardly lot is one I’m glad I didn’t gravitate to. I actually have morals and cannot be bought. I actually would stand up and do the right thing and not wimp out to protect my paycheck nor fall under the delusion that I am the ruling elite. Of course, like Paul Wellstone, I may have gotten murdered.

Scientist – Fascinating as this career sounded, I would have ended up researching, publishing and promoting only that which would enforce the status quo. If the “thought police” got wind of anything other than, I would have been dealt with via public and peer humiliation, inability to get a job or to publish, and even gotten killed off. Or, like Stefan Marinov, after years of scientific censorship, I could have .

Journalist – Years ago, this sounded like the career for me. I even took a class or two, but fortunately, got sidetracked, since I would have most certainly lost my job(s) for exposing the government and corporations for the criminal fascists that they are. Now the journalists are the criminals themselves as they propagandize the public with their Bush loving hack and cover up. There is no lowlier career out there than the pundits, talk show hosts and print gang that populate media. Thanks ever so much destiny that I did not become a journalist, or I would have been relegated to the internet as all the good ones are. I could have suffered career fallout such as reporter Gary Webb did for exposing the link between the CIA and crack cocaine in the San Jose Mercury News. Of course, the CIA has a long timeline of .

So, here I sit, a mere administrative plebian, however, I never had to compromise my integrity. I never had to sell out.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Four Sorrows - Kiss it all goodbye

Interesting note on Signs of the Times today:

In his book The Sorrows of Empire, author Chalmers Johnson writes:

"Four sorrows ... are certain to be visited on the United States. Their cumulative effect guarantees that the U.S. will cease to resemble the country outlined in the Constitution of 1787.

First, there will be a state of perpetual war, leading to more terrorism against Americans wherever they may be and a spreading reliance on nuclear weapons among smaller nations as they try to ward off the imperial juggernaut.

Second is a loss of democracy and Constitutional rights as the presidency eclipses Congress and is itself transformed from a co-equal 'executive branch' of government into a military junta.

Third is the replacement of truth by propaganda, disinformation, and the glorification of war, power, and the military legions.

Lastly, there is bankruptcy, as the United States pours its economic resources into ever more grandiose military projects and shortchanges the education, health, and safety of its citizens."

Signs Comment: All four sorrows have been implemented by the Bush regime in the days since 9/11. While the executive branch has not yet been "officially" recognized as a military junta, the necessary laws and structures are firmly in place. As we have been reporting recently, the signs indicate that the bankruptcy of the nation is close at hand. All that remains is the actual crash, after which the military junta will be able to easily take control after saving the day following the recent rash of devastating hurricanes. To ensure success, the Powers that Be may very well be destroying the people's confidence in their civilian leadership by letting Bush fall on his face. Politicians in both parties are running like mad, trying to distance themselves from the White House.

But no one can forget their complicity in the invasion of Iraq...

The sorrows have really come to fruition. No one believes me when I mention we are in for an instituted economic crash, but only because they aren't paying attention. For those who "see" the manipulations of the Powers that Be, they see it coming.