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Ignorance Is Strength – A Republican Changes History And Literature By Spreading Ignorance


There is a sadly misinformed blog article written by Catherine Forester that is so bad that I could not resist rebutting it. Obama Plays Evil Capitalist With ‘Other’ People’s Money was written by  an Orlando Republican Examiner on September 19, 2011.It starts with this piece of tripe:

 Left wingers say that capitalism has failed. It is evil! They believe the only good society is a socialist society where everyone is paid equally ‘by the government’. Equality for everybody! 

In 1945 George Orwell wrote the allegorical Animal Farm exposing Stalin’s communism. Animals (with human characteristics) were exposed to the ‘wonders’ of socialism but through evil, ignorance and greed, the ‘society’ soon evolved into ‘leaders’ and ‘workers’ or as Orwell explained: “Some are ‘more’ equal than others”.

Clearly she knows few “left wingers” because I can’t find more than a handful that will sit still to listen to communist ideas. I say unambiguously communism because that was the system allegorized by Animal Farm. Note that communism is a form of government.  Socialism, which is an economic system, is what many of the mixed economies of the developed world choose to call their economy.  It is also should be noted that it was not even communism that George Orwell was allegorizing, but how such systems can be so easily corrupted. Also it must be pointed out that George Orwell was a socialist.

Socialist liberals like Barack Hussein Obama believe that they are the ones ‘more equal’ and the rest of us are simply ‘workers’. These liberals love capitalism as long as they can acquire billions of dollars of the ‘workers’ money to spend on their ‘pet projects’ or on themselves.

Only someone that could not even look at Wikipedia article or take a few hours to actually read a book written at a child’s reading level as Animal Farm could so boldly assert that our President Barack Hussein Obama is a socialist liberal (or equate him to anything in Animal Farm) when any sighted person could see that even his moderate base is often disgusted with his actions which clearly move to right so often. As for the far left, I am sure that is far beyond her ken.  We have no leaders save thought, no wealth save creativity and no agenda save truth.  I can safely say that although most of the far left voted for our President believing he would do much more than he has, and they will probably do so again with no better choice.  They disagree with him more strongly than she does.  Unlike her, however, they understand what being  a socialist really means. President Obama is sadly, no socialist.  However, if the right continue to trash the economy to make him look bad, then maybe we will see some viable socialist candidates. So Republicans. Knock yourself out.

One of Obama and liberals’ pet projects is ‘Green Energy’…

Not one environmentalist I know thinks Obama is actually “green” at all. His actions have repeatedly said otherwise, but that requires reading.  As for the “scandal” piece that I snipped, you can go to the original article. All I have to say it that it all boils down to the math challenged GOP and failure to say just how much much the failed investment represented of the total  (less than 1%)  and that we actually lag behind Germany and China in such investment.

Obama does not have the brains to be a capitalist with his own money, he has to use our tax dollars.  …

This sentence is just rude, arrogant and ignorant. What someone does with their own money is irrelevant and the President has no power of the purse. The President does nothing with your money and to suggest he does is slander because it is illegal. This is the GOP pissing contest. You are not worthy unless you can piss higher.  Go ahead GOP piss higher.

I can’t go on with this. She makes me tired.

2.5 years ago BP Oil gave Obama a million dollars in campaign funds and his MMS (Minerals Management Service) then waived safety violations and let BP drill deeper than anyone else and – voila – the Gulf Oil Spill. The media covered up this ‘campaign money cronyism’ pretty fast.  Obama did what liberals always do – changed the name’ of MMS to BOEMRE (Bureau of Ocean Management, Regulation and Enforcement).  This is how liberals fix scandals – they change names. Remember ACORN?  (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29990.html)  Look at the word ‘liberal’. After Americans understood that ‘liberal’ meant ‘tax and spend’, liberals began calling themselves ‘progressives’.

The first sentence is a bald face deception. Yes, BP contributed most to candidate Barack Obama, but overall BP contributed and contributes more to Republicans. They have to spread the money around because they don’t know who will win.  However, anyone with eyes can see they have owned the GOP much longer. There is that GOP math again.

As for ACORN, well, I would have had those that orchestrated the entrapment, doctored the videos and knowing pushed a false story indicted. Who knows if an investigation of Rupert Murdoch crosses the pond, then maybe it will happen.

In 13 months America gets to decide whether they want to continue the liberal experiment of socialism where everyone, except for the ‘rulers’, become wards of the government or go back to Reagan conservatism where each individual is free and can prosper. European socialist countries have depended on the United States capital economy to keep them afloat but since Obama is determined to destroy capitalism – Europe is collapsing under their socialist weight.  Obama has worked hard to destroy the American economy and has caused millions of people to lose their jobs and millions of people to lose their homes and their hope. This is what socialism does. 

Of course, liberal is such a broad term that it is meaningless.  Ron Paul’s social views are often liberal.  He would, for example, legalize many victimless crimes compared with our liberal democrats who often disagree with any such ideas.

I can see that the GOP math and reading challenge is really active in her last paragraph.  Anyone can look up what Ronald Reagan actually did.  So GOP you just go and continue to tout his values and actions.

And as for the economy,  anyone that thinks that the world economy was not dragged down mostly by deregulated banks, speculators and investors is just delusional.

Barack Hussein Obama and his ‘followers’ are hypocrites. They seek capitalists’ money for their political campaigns and they fawn over their ‘capitalist’ friends (such as Warren Buffett and Robert Rubin) while they try to destroy capitalism. They love socialism – but – only when they are the ones ‘more equal’. 

OMG. No she didn’t.  Capitalist money? Now she is just being a plan flat out fool.  Money does not take an adjective lest it be foolish.  And if it did take that one, then those damned capitalist just better fix this this world they created and apparently own before someone comes along and burns the rest of it down for them. I begin to think they may be hoping for that, so they can collect the insurance money on all their ‘capitalist’ investments that appear to not be worth what they paid for them.

You can see the original article in all its glory by clicking the link below:

Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/republican-in-orlando/obama-plays-evil-capitalist-with-other-people-s-money#ixzz1YSiy5h2s

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UK Coal miners strike 1984-85. Lessons for today.


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1984 -85 Miners’ strike, Britain

09/04/2004

An Epic Struggle

Ciaran Mulholland

Twenty years ago this month the great miners’ strike began. For a year 140,000 members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) were engaged in a titanic battle with Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government and the full force of the state.

Ultimately, they went down to defeat but it was an honourable defeat. It was a dispute that would have been won were it not for the betrayal of the right wing trade union and labour leadership.

The miners’ strike was deliberately engineered by the Tory government. They saw the NUM as the backbone of the labour movement, and rightly so. The NUM had inflicted defeats on Tory governments in 1972 and 1974, effectively bringing down Edward Heath in the latter case. For a decade, the ruling class made their plans, determined that they would not be defeated for a third time. Indeed in 1981 they backed away from a possible confrontation, judging that the time was not yet right.

In 1979, the Thatcher government began to plan for the ultimate privatisation of the coal industry. The Coal Industry Act (1980) replaced production targets with financial targets. The financial targets were set so high that they could only be met by closing ’uneconomic’ collieries. The Act was intended to make the industry more attractive to private investors. [more]

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The Parergon of Party


When we consider the idea of the perception of a whole, be it of an image or any cognitive structure, we need to consider what is the primary focus, the ergon, and what is not, the parergon.  This is often framed as the figure and the ground, the picture and the frame.  The most salient example of this in our daily lives in this country is our view of the political landscape. To view the reality of the political whole of this country it is necessary to understand the concept of the figure/ground because each extreme picks a different figure, or focus, for the same picture and leaves us with the figure/ground paradox of the current political parties.

On the left we have the focus on the government regulating big business, on the right we have focus of reigning in big government, on the far left the focus is dismantling big business, and the far right the focus is dismantling big government, but there is fifth focus.  The fifth focus is thought to be a perceptual impossibility, but is actually quite common among the artists that are trained to shift and hold multiple foci.  In this fifth view, the far right and far left join in the thought that big business and big government have become the same beast.  They see the Necker cube of the system going into and out of the page and balancing in the plane of the page between sweeps. The fifth focus sees almost no difference as they move toward the mean, the balance is a two dimensional world.

The fifth focus gives some unique insights. It sees that the key to the growth of big business and big government is both the figure/ground paradox and the contention that it cannot be resolved.  The resolution of the paradox would dissolve the false dualism that holds the right and the left as ideological enemies and allows the abuses of both business and government to continue unabated regardless of which side happens to be in power.  The commonality of both sides is the desire to be in control regardless of whether they ever achieve their stated goals, and as long as that is true, the people will never be in control. You go, then I go, is really a polite game of let’s not show what is really happening.

The fifth focus reveals that if we deconstruct the legislative process then we know that the stated goals of neither illusionary side ever get out of committee.  They talk about the parergon earmarks, but that is only a parergon of the real tragedy.  Read any bill, or law, and you will see that this line is for big government, this line is for big business and this line, out of The Waste Land, we are not allowed to understand, and only serves to heighten the ambiguity for the future legal challenges.

Let me take one modern example of how this works, the fourteenth amendment:

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Any reasonable person can see upon examining the legislative and judicial history before and after the fourteenth amendment that it is the pharmacon of the ills of modern society.  It forms both the legal backbone of our individual freedoms and the tools for corporations to take them away.  There is no right answer here.  There is no truth here.  It is an illusionary dilemma which will not be fixed any time soon.

In My Email: My Opponent Says “Ban Bingo”


Dear Dale:

Almost 10% of American workers are jobless. Over 10% percent of all Americans cannot see a doctor when they are sick. America now ranks 50th in the world in life expectancy, just above Albania. And America is dead last in international math scores. What solution does my opponent, Daniel Webster, have to offer to these serious problems?

Answer: ban bingo for seniors.

Maybe you like me, maybe you don’t. But we have GOT to keep Daniel Webster out of Congress. So please support our campaign.

Webster has spent 28 years in the Florida Legislature. Listen to him, and you would think that he is personally responsible for making Florida into Eden. But Webster’s legislative initiatives over the years tell a different story:

Ban bingo for seniors. In 2003, Webster was one of only three Senators to vote against SB 664, which allowed bingo in nursing homes. In case you missed the point, in 2004, Webster was one of only five Senators to vote against HB 187, which allowed pull-tab bingo in church.

No more happy hours. In 1991, Daniel Webster introduced HB 593, which would have banned happy hour in all the bars in Florida. So much for Spring Break.

60 kids in each classroom. In 2006, Webster co-introduced SB 1150. This bill would have increased the class-size limit in Florida elementary schools to 60. Webster was OK with that; his six children were all home-schooled.

Landscaping for millionaires. In 2005, Webster slipped a $500,000 earmark into the state budget to pay “lakefront property owners” for landscaping. Under Webster’s earmark, the state would pay waterfront millionaires $200 for each 100 feet of lakefront property.

Men can cheat, but not women. Webster’s infamous “covenant marriage” law (1990 HB 1585) would have prevented “adulterous” wives – but not “adulterous” husbands, from receiving alimony.

Dan Webster wants to keep government out of your life, except when you are working, resting, eating, drinking, sleeping or breathing. We cannot let Daniel Webster make the laws that all of us will have to live by. Please help us defeat Daniel Webster.

Truth,

Alan Grayson

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How many times will we let Cain kill Abel?


“The reasonably relaxed man can accept correction without too grievous loss of dignity.  But the solemn man cannot.  He may have heard that the truth will set him free. But he rightly senses that it might also make him seem silly.” ~John Kenneth Galbraith in The Liberal Hour

Let as consider for the moment the difference between the solemn person and the relaxed person.  Let me first say that the solemn person perforce must often sense a crisis on the horizon, no matter when they might have lived from the time of Cain-and-Abel onward, because the strict father always awaits the next disobedience.  I picture Cain as quite solemn and Abel as quite relaxed.  I see them that way because, the former felt unaccepted and alienated from his nature, the latter, quite the opposite.  What would have passed for politics of the time would have appeared quite simple, but I would argue that it is no more so than today, and further let me suggest that Abel being pastoral and Cain being a farmer should tell you all you need to know. The pastoral nomads, Abel being the archetype, living on the margins would have been communal, having horizontal networks, and the farmers, Cain being their archetype, would have had the roots of civilization and an acquisitive need. Cain’s need to ever acquire new land and to save seed would form the nucleus of hierarchical networks of specialization to control and support ever-expanding acquisitions called progress. Cain’s mark of alienation being the insatiable need for more, better and different.

Thus the birth of the Left and the Right is seen in the birth of civilization and as I have said elsewhere, it always boils down to the problem of the horizontal versus the vertical, and it does.  Yet, we could only wish that it were so simple that such singular categories as in this analogy were complete and consistent. The division between the solemn and the relaxed divides further.  There is a solemn pastoral Left that would uncharacteristically always want their communal land back as contradictory as the possessive might seem to them.  They would fight for their freedom to commune.  The relaxed farmers on the Right uncharacteristically would not always want to enslave those lazy pastoralists, even for no other reason than to make sure their freedom as farmers to take what land they wanted. The relaxed on both sides would rather trade and engage in less violent forms of diplomacy than war. The solemn on both sides can always find reasons to fight for freedom.  So we have another level of horizontal versus the vertical here.  What true leftist would refuse to sue for peace and what true rightist would refuse to fight? The purists on both sides have always refused to see this.  Clearly those that refuse are LINOs and RINOs. So we now see the relaxed liberal Left and Right squaring off with their more fundamental brethren.  Following this and history, you can clearly see that history has more often been on the side of the most solemn. Pshaw!

In My Email 06/30/10: Dennis Kucinich: Afghanistan, the Environment and Corporate Control of the Political Process


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Dennis Kucinich: Afghanistan, the Environment
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Dear supporter:

Dennis Kucinich sends an important message concerning Afghanistan, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the influence of corporate money on federal elections.

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Hi, Dennis here.

As you know, I’ve been leading the effort to try to stop our country from continuing its tragic mistake in Afghanistan. We need to rally, America, to say it’s time to end the war once and for all: To set a date and to stick by it to end the war and it can’t be in 2011, 2012. We can slow-walk the end of this war for another decade.

That’s not acceptable. It’s not acceptable because of the loss of lives of our troops, because of the loss of lives of innocent civilians, because of the corrupt government of Afghanistan, because there is no way to win and establish a democracy in Afghanistan, because we can’t afford the war, because we have things at home that need to be taken care of: to create jobs, to save homes, to help rebuild our cities. We cannot continue to afford this war in any way, shape or form.

And so, I’m going to continue my efforts to not only create a debate, but also to build the votes so that when the war appropriation comes up again, we will have garnered an even stronger vote to get out of Afghanistan.

I’m asking for your continued support in this effort, not just your financial support – but your moral support. I’m asking you to talk to your friends and neighbors, to spread the word that we need to get out of Afghanistan. We must take a new direction in our international position.

We have to end the War in Iraq. We know that the war was based on lies. Americans now need to continue to focus on what’s occurring in Afghanistan – the level of corruption that keeps rising is damaging not only our nation’s credibility, but also damaging any hopes that we might have to achieve peace in the world. Clearly, a new approach is called for.

As the oil continues to rise up from the seabed in the Gulf of Mexico, I brought to the floor of the House an amendment that would limit the ability of oil companies, who drill in the outer continental shelf, to be able to try to influence federal elections.

We are aware that the U.S. Supreme Court case (Citizens United) has been devastating to our ability to have real control over our political process. We know that the Buckley v. Valeo case – give speech to those that have money, but if you don’t have money you don’t have free speech – will have a severe impact on the election process.

This means now, more than ever, your participation in the political process, no matter how humble, needs to be felt. The voices of millions of individual Americans, acting out of concern for their government, can through a collective voice outweigh the tremendous influence of corporations. We must take a new direction with respect to campaign financing.

Finally, we need to let the Gulf of Mexico catastrophe be an opportunity to create a new direction with our energy policies. An opportunity to unite America in a grand cause to clean up, not just the Gulf, but to clean up our nation. To clean up not only its politics but to clean up America’s environment. You’ll be hearing more from me very soon about this endeavor.

But, for now, I want to say thank you for your help.

Please contribute generously as we strive to continue to serve the people of the United States of America and Ohio’s 10th Congressional District in the Congress of the United States.

Thank you very much.
Dennis


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