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China: Communist government strengthens infiltration of Western mainstream media.
Epoch Times 2009 Jan 29 (Cached)

Russia: Second largest bank admits it is broke and needs bailout. Times Online 2009 Jan 29 (Cached)

Sony profits fall 95% CNN 2009 Jan 29 (Cached)

US: Peanut butter plant knowingly sold product tainted with Salmonella. Natural News 2009 Jan 29 (Cached)

Iraq ends contract with Blackwater private military firm because of wanton killings committed by its personnel. Yahoo 2009 Jan 29 (Cached)

California: Government is officially broke and plans to issue its own money called IOUs. Now negotiating with banks to accept it. Just as valuable as Federal Reserve Notes. Topix 2009 Jan 29 (Cached)

Smoking in your own home is now banned in Belmont, California – for the good of your neighbors, of course. Classic collectivism. YouTube 2009 Jan 29

US: Congress unveils so-called stimulus package which will take $819 billion from all citizens and re-distribute it to some citizens, less a large fee for government admin-istration. Welfare stimulates poverty, not prosperity. ABC7 2009 Jan 28 (Cached)

Incredible video of men jumping off cliffs and soaring like flying squirrels. This will make your heart skip. Vimeo Posted 2009 Jan 28

US: NSA could have prevented 9/11 but kept information hidden from other security agencies. Director of NASA (a member of the CFR), instead of being fired, was promoted to head of CIA.
Raw Story
2009 Jan 27 (Cached)

Mercury in vaccines has been replaced with something even MORE toxic. Mercola 2009 Jan 27 (Cached)

US: Jobless rate now over 17% when measures the way it was before definitions were changed to hide the reality. C-SPAN 2009 Jan 27 (Cached)

US: Banks that were bailed out by taxpayers have continued to reduce lending while those that received no bailout have increased. No surprises here.
Reuters
2009 Jan 26 (Cached)

US: Halliburton Corp offers to pay $559 million to government if it will drop investigation of bribery charges. New bribery to escape consequences of old bribery. Reuters 2009 Jan 26 (Cached)

Iceland: Coalition government collapses under strain of economic crisis. BBC 2009 Jan 26 (Cached)

You think you have reason to complain? This man without arms or legs will quickly change your attitude. YouTube Posted 2009 Jan 26

Oregon students no longer need to learn English or history or geography or math. Other states likely will follow. Cal Politics Posted 2009 Jan 24 (Cached)

Russia: Two critics of Putin are assassinated in broad daylight. Washington Post Posted 2009 Jan 24 (Cached)

Vitamin C can lower blood pressure better than drugs and with no side effects. Mercola 2009 Jan 24 (Cached)

Why Does the World Feel Wrong? “I had assumed that the people who wield power feel similarly about moral issues as I do”

From: Strike the Root

Consider these events:

1. A president who started two aggressive wars, who bears responsibility for the loss of thousands of American lives along with hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghan lives, leaves office as a free man without a felony record or any negative repercussions.

2. Meanwhile, the same populace that has intimate experience with lying politicians appears utterly smitten with a smooth-talking new president promising change and demanding sacrifice.

3. The Congress, which had an approval rate of 14% and which just passed a $700 billion bailout over the objections of a majority of Americans, had a re-election rate exceeding 95%.

4. Untold millions of Americans voice support of military troops as these very people are needlessly killed, injured, and separated from their families and productive work at home.

5. A general populace believed that buying unproductive assets, like housing, could make them wealthy, forever, without any coherent explanation why.

6. Researchers who pursue alternative explanations for AIDS and cancer get their funding cut and have the results of their research squelched, while others who try to improve life by providing healthful foods find themselves under attack.

Overt criminality by leaders and passive, unclear thinking by the proles have become the norm. The two go together, creating a symbiotic ecosystem of tyranny. Fraud, theft, and murder have become widespread, just as the scale of lies told and believed have reached new heights. Irresponsibility has become socialized while people in the honest pursuit of good get thwarted.

Those of us who want little more than peace and freedom don’t run the world. Pursuing freedom contradicts controlling others, so we can reason that people who pursue power have some motivations separate from our own.

I have not fully comprehended the implications of this until recently. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, I had assumed that the people who wield power feel similarly about moral issues as I do—I just couldn’t see why they commit and justify unethical behavior. I already knew that states operate according to a code that the rest of us don’t follow in our own lives. Nevertheless, I assumed that a man who acts without regard to moral laws must feel guilty about it. Then, one day, I stumbled onto this idea: Suppose he doesn’t.

With only small ambitions, he probably behaves like a common criminal, a predator. He lies to gain advantage, uses force to get his way, and steals without conscience. Not feeling guilty about unethical behavior motivates him to instigate further criminal acts.

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New Legislation Would Authorize FEMA Camps In U.S.

From: Infowars

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A new bill introduced in Congress authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to set up a network of FEMA camp facilities to be used to house U.S. citizens in the event of a national emergency.

The National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645 mandates the establishment of “national emergency centers” to be located on military installations for the purpose of to providing “temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster,” according to the bill.

The legislation also states that the camps will be used to “provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of government, private, and not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations”.

Ominously, the bill also states that the camps can be used to “meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security,” an open ended mandate which many fear could mean the forced detention of American citizens in the event of widespread rioting after a national emergency or total economic collapse.

Many credible forecasters have predicted riots and rebellions in America that will dwarf those already witnessed in countries like Iceland and Greece.

With active duty military personnel already being stationed inside the U.S. under Northcom, partly for purposes of “crowd control,” fears that Americans could be incarcerated in detainment camps are all too real. Continue reading “New Legislation Would Authorize FEMA Camps In U.S.”

Celente: The Presidential Reality Show — People who drink the Kool-Aid will go down with the ship

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske from:

The Alex Jones Show – L I V E – Jan. 27 with Gerald Celente — Trends Research Institute, just-the-facts, ‘political atheist’

LISTEN HERE

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The next shoe to drop domestically:

“What we’re going to see with the real estate collapse in commercial is going to make the sub-prime problem look like peanuts. And we’re forecasting: around March, the reality is going to set in that the greatest depression is on the way.”

The ‘solution’ is sold as ‘nationalization,’ but:

“What they’re calling ‘nationalization,’ …it’s not nationalization at all…. Now, Wall Street is in control of Washington.”

The Presidential Reality Show:

“This is the Presidential Reality Show, Episode 2, Obama Moves Into the Whitehouse. America loves entertainment, and they now have a celebrity President.

He’s the Tiger Woods of the political scene.

People are going to buy into this for a long time. … The people are so fearful and desperate that they’ll believe the thinnest veneer has substance to it.”

The college industrial complex:

Our education system has dumbed us down and forced us to learn all the same things in the same way. … There’s no individuality. … What’s going to survive in this coming greatest depression are the people that express their individuality, that are unique, or innovative, and really understand what quality is about. Those are going to be the survivors and thrivers in the coming tough times, as the rest of the people who all think alike, and have drunk the Kool-Aid go down with the ship.”

“Most people are only fed sound-bites of information upon which they make decisions.”

“They don’t want to believe it, number one. They think of these things as conspiracy theories. They’ve been indoctrinated all their lives through the college industrial complex to all think alike. …this is way beyond their grasp of understanding. How many people really know that the major issue in United States’ politics throughout the entire 1800s was about the central bankers taking over the country?”

‘Shows’ lose their ratings:

This is the Presidential reality show, and shows start losing their ratings after awhile, when they turn bad. … It’s going to lose its veneer.”

On the geopolitical front:

“On the geopolitical front, what we’re most concerned about is Israel and Iran.”

Celente says Obama’s early measures give the impression of ‘change,’ like closing Guantanamo, the emissions standards, the executive pay, the abortion issue.

“He’s solidifying his core support

Alex Jones adds that Barack Obama is already betraying some of his stances [like pulling out of Iraq]. And:

He’s throwing a few bones, but they’re hollow. We’ll look at a year in closing Guantanamo, but we’ll keep indefinite detention.”

Celente:

He’s just carrying on the policies and the big issues in the economy and geopolitical as the previous administration.”

President Eisenhower warned the nation as he was leaving office that the military industrial complex is taking over the country.

Look who Obama just brought in as his deputy defense secretary, a chief lobbyist for one of the greatest of all the military industrial defense companies, Raytheon [Bill Lynn, – ed.].

Don’t wait to get hit:

Don’t wait to get hit. … An economic 9/11 has already happened. Take evasive actions. Plan for the future. …

As my dear father had taught me…, ‘listen to your own gut; think for yourself; don’t be a parrot. … Stop repeating what everybody else is saying.’” Continue reading “Celente: The Presidential Reality Show — People who drink the Kool-Aid will go down with the ship”

Michael Franti optomistic about Obama, but: “If he’s not doing what we want, then get mad!”

USA Today Interview, transcribed by Jeff Fenske

Franti, grateful to the max:

“I started to cry. I was thinking: when I was a kid, we never imagined we would have a black President, or a multi-racial President.

And here I am as a multi-racial person saying that to my brown child.”

Yet, having said that, don’t let down your guard:

“If he’s not doing what we want, then get mad! That’s the idea: speak out, stand up, raise your voice”

“It’s when we all sit back and go: ‘okay, whatever the government decides, that’s okay.’ That’s when you have problems.”

– Michael Franti

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Lawmakers Seek New Gun Legislation: Ammo Control Laws

From: News with Views

“Gun control fanatics, frustrated in their attempts to impose severely restrictive regulations on the gun rights of law-abiding American citizens, apparently think that if they push severe restrictions on ammunition acquisition and possession, they’ll come closer to their objective of restricting if not eliminating the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms,” says John M. Snyder, named Washington’s senior gun rights activist.

With a liberal Democrat now sitting in the Oval Office and both houses of the US Congress boasting Democrat majorities, lawmakers in Washington, DC and around the country are displaying renewed interest in gun control legislation, according to sources within both law enforcement and gun owner rights communities.

“Ever since the so-called ‘Beltway Sniper’ case in 2001, there’s been talk about not just gun registration, but ammo registration. This will make it mandatory for manufacturers of firearms ammunition to number every cartridge they make and to keep records of those cartridges,” said Lt. Steven Rodgers, a cop in New Jersey.

“Can’t control guns? Well, they’ll control the ammunition,” he added during an interview with NewsWithViews.com.

While a federal law is being considered by proponents of such laws, gun owners in individual states are witnessing what’s referred to as Ammunition Accountability Acts being pushed through they’re state legislatures by impatient lawmakers.

Ammunition Accountability, a liberal gun control organization, has developed sample legislation to achieve its purposes and reports that versions of it have been introduced in the legislatures of Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Washington, according to John Snyder.

While state legislatures differ in the wording of their proposed laws, basically they all require that any and all ammunition be encoded by the manufacturer and they will maintain a mandatory data base of all ammunition sales.

“We of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms oppose this backdoor approach to gun control,” stated Snyder, an official with that gun rights group.

The sample legislation would stipulate that, “each year in the United States, more than 30 percent of all homicides that involve a gun go unsolved; handgun ammunition accounts for 80 percent of all ammunition sold in the United States; current technology for matching a bullet used in a crime to the gun that fired it has worked moderately well for years, but presupposes that the weapon was recovered by law enforcement;” and “bullet coding is a new and effective way for law enforcement to quickly identify persons of interest in gun crime investigations.”

It would provide that, after a specific date, all handgun and “assault weapon” ammunition manufactured or sold in the state shall be coded by the manufacturer, and would include a list of all calibers covered by the coding requirement. It would mandate the disposal by a certain date of all non-coded ammunition listed, whether owned by private citizens or retail outlets.

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Martin Luther: The Nephilim, Still Today?

Quotes from John Mark Ministries

The Devil can so completely assume the human form, when he wants to deceive us, that we may well lie with what seems to be a woman, of real flesh and blood, and yet all the while ’tis only the Devil in the shape of a woman. ‘Tis the same with women, who may think that a man is in bed with them, yet ’tis only the Devil; and…the result of this connection is oftentimes an imp of darkness, half mortal, half devil….”

“How often have not the demons called ‘Nix,’ drawn women and girls into the water, and there had commerce with them, with fearful consequences.”

Was Bob Marley Cursed for Calling Us to ONE Love? Feb. 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske from: “Bob Marley: Talking (Bob Marley in His Own Words),” by Ian McCann and Bob Marley, Sept. 2003

“I got a pain in my throat and head, and it’s killing me.
It’s like somebody’s trying to kill me.
I feel like I’ve been poisoned, and something wrong with my voice.
I’ve never felt like this before in my life.”

– Bob Marley, August, 1980
(3 years after cancer diagnosis, died 3/4 years later — p. 106)

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“It’s a universal, international message.
Cause you get up and quarrel every day.
You really just saying prayers to the Devil,
because the Devil like you when you war and quarrel every day.”

– Bob Marley, June, 1976
(p. 56)

Cheney says he felt better after cursing at Leahy

From: CNN, 2004

Vice President Dick Cheney has said he didn’t regret cursing at Sen. Patrick Leahy earlier this week, and said he felt better after the incident. […]

“That’s not the kind of language I usually use,” the vice president said in the interview during a campaign stop in Michigan.

When asked if he had cursed at Leahy, Cheney answered, “Probably.”

Do you have any regrets?,” Neil Cavuto asked.

No. I said it,” the vice president responded. […]

“Part of the problem here is that instead of having a substantive debate over important substantive policy issues, he had challenged my integrity, and I didn’t like that. But most of all I didn’t like the fact that after he’d done so, then he wanted to act like everything was peaches and cream.”

Leahy confirmed to CNN on Thursday that Cheney had used profanity in the exchange. […]

When asked what the reaction was from senators who overheard the conversation, Cheney said he thought several of his colleagues “felt that what I’d said badly needed to be said, that it was long overdue.”

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Gerald Celente: Top Trends During The Collapse of 2009 — Whole Health Healing, Quality, The Sharp Look …

From: Freedom’s Phoenix

Jim Puplava interviews Gerald Celente on the coming Collapse of 2009: Click Here to Listen

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Some of Calente’s Interesting Points:
Selected and Transcribed by Jeff Fenske

• Whole health healing — People will only go to the doctor for emergencies. Gerald had Lyme disease, which he treated naturally.

• Yankee frugality — People fixing and doing things on their own. “Use it up, wear it out. Make it do, do without.”

• Quality — Cutting back on junk — foods and products of substance. Character.

• “The sharp look is going to be back in.” “The people are going to understand that if they’re going to want to get a job and move ahead, they better act sharp, be sharp and think sharp.”

• Entertainment revival. “In bad times, people want high times.” The great depression had “the happiest, hottest music this nation has ever seen.”

• Revival of mainstreet — “Live, work and shop all in the same area.” Mom and Pop stores.

College crash — “These kids, today, think they know it all.”

• Global unrest — If the war is expanded beyond Gaza to include Lebanon, Syria and maybe Iran, we’re looking at WWIII. Throw in an ‘oil shock’ on top of our economic disaster, and ouch!

“We think…the collapse is going to start happening around late February, early March.”

Related:

Gerald Celente: How to make money on the elegance trend

Trends Forecaster, Gerald Celente: The GREATEST Depression Coming — “This is the time for innovation … The best of times for the people of a higher moral character”

Obama’s First Act: Taxpayer Money To Fund Abortions Of Black Babies

A lot has been made of the ideals of Martin Luther King in light of the inauguration of the first black President. What would the legendary civil rights campaigner have thought of Obama’s action to ensure funding for the abortion of black babies? …

King stated that the killing of a quarter of the black population of the US has not been from the lynch mobs of her childhood days, but from abortionists, “who plant their killing centers in minority neighborhoods and prey upon women who think they have no hope.”

Obama’s first action as President will ensure that those “killing centers” across the world will now be empowered with fresh capital to abort more black babies while the new President grandstands as a messiah for the poor and oppressed black race.

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From: PrisonPlanet

The sickest irony amidst the euphoria of the inauguration of America’s first black President is that one of Obama’s very first actions in office will be to ensure that millions more black babies are aborted in third world countries, with American taxpayers picking up the tab.

President Obama’s first act of “change” will be to issue an executive order that will lift a ban on using taxpayer money to fund international “family planning” groups who counsel women and perform abortions around the world, but mainly in Africa. Continue reading “Obama’s First Act: Taxpayer Money To Fund Abortions Of Black Babies”

Alex Jones’ Theory on Obama’s Inaugural Gala: Russia Kicked Out the Oligarchs Who are Orchestrating Our Crisis Too

From: Infowars

Speaking to Russia TV: Alex presents the very interesting view that the same group of oligarchs, out of England and New York, who orchestrated the crisis in Russia in the ’90s, are orchestrating our current crisis.

They want President Obama “to act like a Messianic savior,” so the people will happily support their one-world-government agenda.

The Anglo/American oligarchs are now angry that Russia kicked them out, so they are causing a new cold war against Russia.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxzjkbrZxxU]January 20, 2009 Continue reading “Alex Jones’ Theory on Obama’s Inaugural Gala: Russia Kicked Out the Oligarchs Who are Orchestrating Our Crisis Too”

Can Alaska Secede If America Ceases to Be the ‘Land of the Free’?

From: Juneau Empire [the article is not dated; though, this is our capitol’s main newspaper]

Parnell trashes petition for Alaska’s independence
By Gregg Erickson

The union of Alaska with the United States is again safe, thanks to the vigilance of Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell and the Alaska Supreme Court. Earlier this month Parnell refused to certify an initiative petition that would have asked Alaska voters whether the state should “seek changes in existing law and constitutional provisions to authorize … independence from the United States.”

Certification would have meant the group could try to gather the roughly 35,000 signatures needed to get their proposition on the ballot. I think they’d have about zero chance of that; but according to Parnell, seeking changes in the U.S. and Alaska constitutions to allow independence is itself unconstitutional, and therefore something that Alaskans can’t be allowed to vote on, or even sign up for.

The petition Parnell trashed was submitted by Scott Kohlhass and 242 others, including Lynette Clark, the chair of the Alaska Independence Party and a disciple of the late Alaska independence advocate Joe Vogler. …

In 2003 Parnell’s predecessor, Loren Leman, threw out a similar petition. Kohlhass sued, taking his case to the Alaska Supreme Court. The justices wrapped themselves in Old Glory before coming down on Kohlhass like a Mt. Roberts avalanche….

The logic of the court’s opinion goes like this: Kohlhass wants Alaska independence; independence is the same as secession, which is unconstitutional; therefore the Kohlhass initiative is unconstitutional. The full opinion uses the words “secede” and “secession” 26 times; read it yourself on the web at www.state.ak.us/courts/ops/sp-6087.pdf.

The hole in the court’s logic is that the initiative does not seek secession; indeed, the proposition Kohlhass wishes to gather signatures for never uses that word. Secession is a unilateral act, like South Carolina’s 1860 withdrawal from the Union. What Kohlhass and his associates seek is a constitutional change, so Alaska – with the consent of the people of Alaska and the U.S. – can become independent.

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Related:

Chuck Baldwin: Breakup Of U.S. Is Inevitable — State secession is the last best option

Ben Swann: Do States Actually Have The Right To Secede?

Why Texas would flourish as an independent Republic based on liberty, not debt (has interesting comments)

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Constitutional eligibility for Obama to be President is being contested on three fronts. WND 2009 Jan 19 (Cached)

California Comptroller announces a stop to payments of tax refunds and welfare checks because state has run out of money. LATimes 2009 Jan 17 (Cached)

US: Unusually frigid weather grips Eastern states, expected to linger. Global warming, they say? weather.com 2009 Jan 16 (Cached)

Bank of America asks for additional billions of taxpayers’ money to purchase Merrill Lynch. Wait! If the politicians would give those billions to you and me, maybe WE can purchase Merrill Lynch. McClatchy 2009 Jan 15 (Cached)

US: Home foreclosures soar 81% in 2008. 2% of all households now involved – and numbers continue to increase. Reuters 2009 Jan 15 (Cached)

US: Black Angus, with 69 restaurants in 7 states, files for bankruptcy. Says diners are staying home. Bloomberg 2009 Jan 15 (Cached)

California faces insolvency within 3 weeks.
Reuters
2009 Jan 15 (Cached)

Ford, with plants in Mexico, Germany, and Spain, now begins producing cars in China. Sure nice of American politicians to bail out the company.
Raw Story
2009 Jan 15 (Cached)

US: Big Pharma tops list of industries lobbying Congress for legislative favors. Here is a list of the next nine. Mercola 2009 Jan 15 (Cached)

US: Supreme Court rules that evidence obtained illegally can be used in court if police claim they didn’t know they broke the law. How often do police admit breaking the law on purpose? The police state grows. Yahoo 2009 Jan 14 (Cached)

Gaza: Over 1000 killed and 4500 injured in first 19 days of Israeli assault. More than a third are children and women. Another third are non-combatant men. 13 Israelis have been killed from Hamas rockets.
BBC
2009 Jan 14 (Cached)

US: Vice Pres Cheney, when asked if loss of 4500 American lives in Iraq and over 100,000 Iraqi lives was worth it, he replied: “I think so.” Why? For the greater good of the greater number.
Think Progress 2009 Jan 14 (Cached)

US: Gannett, nation’s largest newspaper publisher, will lay off thousands of employees for one week in effort to stave off bankruptcy.
NYTimes 2009 Jan 14 (Cached)

Chicago has more continuous snowfall since records began in 1884. Global warming, no doubt.
Suburban Life
2009 Jan 14 (Cached)

Flint, Michigan temperature plummets to 19 below zero, lowest in 95 years. More global warming.
mlive
2009 Jan 14 (Cached)

US: Panel of state attorneys-general find that sexual solicitation of children over Internet is exaggerated in media and by politicians. That’s because fear of child abuse leads people to applaud increased government control over Internet. News Observer 2009 Jan 14 (Cached)

Federal Reserve Chief Bernanke says U.S. financial crisis worse than Japan’s “lost decade” but will copy Japan’s playbook even though it didn’t work.
GWBlog 2009 Jan 13 (Cached)

China: Suicide now the major cause of death among women in rural areas – which is the part of China not generally seen by tourists. Epoch Times 2009 Jan 12 (Cached)

US: Smithsonian Institute corrects label next to portrait of George Bush that erroneously linked 9/11 to the war in the Middle East. Many Americans still have it wrong. LATimes 2009 Jan 12 (Cached)

US: Real jobless rate now highest since end of WWII. Guardian Posted 2009 Jan 10 (Cached)

China’s stock market plunged more than 65% in 2008. Epoch Times Posted 2009 Jan 10 (Cached)

Ford, with plants in Mexico, Germany, and Spain, now begins producing cars in China. Sure nice of American politicians to bail out the company.
Raw Story
2009 Jan 15 (Cached)

US: Big Pharma tops list of industries lobbying Congress for legislative favors. Here is a list of the next nine. Mercola 2009 Jan 15 (Cached)

US: Supreme Court rules that evidence obtained illegally can be used in court if police claim they didn’t know they broke the law. How often do police admit breaking the law on purpose? The police state grows. Yahoo 2009 Jan 14 (Cached)

Kucinich: WE ACCEPT the Slaughter of the Innocent BECAUSE WE’VE ALREADY Slaughtered the Innocent

No, I’m not talking about abortion (by how I worded this title). That was bad enough—sick enough!

We’ve moved to the next level, risen to the next disgrace, ascended to a far worse sickness—justifying, thinking, saying this is okay. And this is from the same people who cry “abortion is murder!”

Now we kill people who think deeply, who talk, who run and play—who, unlike the unborn, are accountable as to where they’ll spend eternity.

Even one homicide, one remote-controlled, joystick killing in the name of ‘self-defense,’ is too many—and we watch our President’s smugness as he leaves office. What a disgrace—laughing—having led US into impending doom.

What have we become—so high on our horse? Instead of reaching out to our ‘enemies,’ admitting the many ways we have been wrong, how we’ve bullied and spread filth around the world, we just kill them. We drive them away—into hating US.

And “America the Dysfunctional,” the big bully on the block, now sanctions and enables others to do likewise—leading by example.

America is sick, her heart has grown cold, having succumbed to the delusion The Moody Blues proclaimed in 1967:

Cold hearted orb
That rules the night
Removes the colours
From our sight

Red is gray and
Yellow white
But we decide
Which is right
And
Which is an Illusion

Our end is near, because Dennis’ words go unheard, speaking to an empty House, while America amuses herself to death.

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From: Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Washington, Jan 15

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza on the House Floor:

“The attack on the United Nations headquarters in Gaza is further proof that a post-legal era in world affairs has taken shape; where law and moral principles are irrelevant, where might makes right, where retribution and vengeance, even against innocent children, fails to shake us from moral lethargy or political paralysis.

Collective punishment, disproportionate use of force, using U.S. planes, helicopters and munitions to attack a wounded, starved and thirsty civilian population of mostly children trapped in a box called Gaza has become acceptable, perhaps because we have already accepted the deaths of over one million innocent civilians in Iraq in a war based on lies.

“There is a way out. We must ask those who were given our armaments for defense to stop the aggression, end the blockade, end the occupation, and reconnect with the high sentiments that rallied their own suffering, wounded people to nationhood generations ago. When we recognize the humanitarian disaster in Gaza, when we come to grips with the reality of suffering on both sides, we may yet find a way to save ourselves.

Related:

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: “We were the MOST BELOVED nation on the face of the earth | We are now…the MOST HATED nation & FEARED nation on earth”