Nothing Says Western Hypocrisy Like a Dead Baby Meme

I realize I will make many people angry for “politicizing” the Syrian debacle BUT in the face of the current Syrian tragedy we need to be mindful of our own complicity in their pain. Equally horrible is the fact that you are being emotionally manipulated into ignoring the root causes of this humanitarian disaster by the blatant over use of the photos of the dead baby. They want you to believe that the crisis just happened. That it just started. Of course that is not the case. It has been fermenting for years. In the political shadows the United States has been the quiet Puppet Master.

When you see that drowned Syrian boy, you should be seeing, instead, the immoral failure of see the United States’ foreign policy since 9/11. We as a nation have contributed greatly to the agony of the Syrian people.

This has everything to do with how and why we elect leaders in the USA. We elected people who were hell bent on keeping the region unstable. We need to learn from Syria and Iraq and stop putting people in office who’s only interest is in regime change.

Stop putting people in office who created the mess in the first place.

For a clearer understanding of how we all got here, click the photo.
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Cue The New Coup For You

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You think this shutdown and the impending default just happened in a vacuum? Just 30-40 mentally defective Congresspeople got together and said lets do what Ted is doing? This event has been meticulously planned for a very long time. The “Representatives” and the Miscreant Party to whom they pander are the wholly owned subsidiary of the Koch Brothers and a tiny handful of very rich white men who are and have been committed to to destroying ALL social services and the Government who supports them. They own and or fund all of the groups that are paying Congress members to do exactly what they are doing now. They are on the payroll to lie, delay, obfuscate and obstruct. It is what they are being paid for. It is in their Grand Plan to destroy The EPA, and the Departments of Health and Human Services, the FDA. It is their expressed goal to privatize EVERY program that the Government now has in place to protect and serve the citizenry. They have said that they will lie and delay and do everything in their power to shrink Government to the size of something that can be drowned in a sink. This is NOT about Cruz, or Boehner or even the Republicans. It is truly about privatizing America for maximum profits for the top 1% while leaving the rest of us to live as wage slaves. Read this NYT article please. It is NOT an opinion. It is fact. When your country is destroyed it might be nice to know why. Please get pissed off enough to do something.

 

Back in the 1930s a general by the name of Smedley Butler exposed a plot to overthrow the government of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and install a fascist oligarchy backed by some of America’s most powerful business leaders and conservatives. Prescott Bush, grandfather of George W., was among those heavily linked to the plan. The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression. He was ultimately bounced out of Government for his part in the coup and for his belief that  Corporate Facism was far better for America than the “Socialism” FDR was promoting. To remind you what this monster FDR did to deserve overthrown in a coup check out his rap sheet below.

 

1. CCC – Civilian Conservation Corps

The Civilian Conservation Corps was created in 1933 by Franklin D. Roosevelt to combat unemployment. This work relief program had the desired effect and provided jobs for many Americans during the Great Depression. The CCC was responsible for building many public works and created structures and trails in parks across the nation.

2. CWA – Civil Works Administration

The Civil Works Administration was created in 1933 to create jobs for the unemployed. Its focus on high paying jobs in the construction arena resulted in a much greater expense to the federal government than originally anticipated. The CWA ended in 1934 in large part due to opposition to its cost.

3. FHA – Federal Housing Administration

The Federal Housing Administration was a government agency created to combat the housing crisis of the Great Depression. The large number of unemployed workers combined with the banking crisis created a situation in which banks recalled loans. The FHA was designed to regulate mortgages and housing conditions.

4. FSA – Federal Security Agency

The Federal Security Agency established in 1939 had the responsibility for several important government entities. Until it was abolished in 1953, it administered social security, federal education funding, and food and drug safety.

5. HOLC – Home Owner’s Loan Corporation

The Home Owner’s Loan Corporation was created in 1933 to assist in the refinancing of homes. The housing crisis created a great many foreclosures, and Franklin Roosevelt hoped this new agency would stem the tide. In fact, between 1933 and 1935 one million people received long term loans through the agency that saved their homes from foreclosure.

6. NRA – National Recovery Act

The National Recovery Act was designed to bring the interests of working class Americans and business together. Through hearings and government intervention the hope was to balance the needs of all involved in the economy. However, the NRA was declared unconstitutional in the landmark Supreme Court case Schechter Poultry Corp. v. US. The Supreme Court ruled that the NRA violated the separation of powers.

7. PWA – Public Works Administration

The Public Works Administration was a program created to provide economic stimulus and jobs during the Great Depression. The PWA was designed to create public works and continued until the US ramped up wartime production for World War II. It ended in 1941.

8. SSA – Social Security Act

The Social Security Act was designed to combat the widespread poverty among senior citizens. The government program provided income to retired wage earners. The program has become one of the most popular government programs and is funded by current wage earners and their employers. However, in recent years concerns have arisen about the viability of continuing to fund the program as the Baby Boom generation reaches retirement age.

9. TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority

The Tennessee Valley Authority was established in 1933 to develop the economy in the Tennessee Valley region which had been hit extremely hard by the Great Depression. The TVA was and is a federally owned corporation that works in this region to this day. It is the largest public provider of electricity in the United States.

10. WPA – Works Progress Administration

The Works Progress Administration was created in 1935. As the largest New Deal Agency, the WPA impacted millions of Americans. It provided jobs across the nation. Because of it, numerous roads, buildings, and other projects were completed. It was renamed the Works Projects Administration in 1939. It officially ended in 1943.

Originally posted at http://americanhistory.about.com/od/greatdepression/tp/new_deal_programs.htm

 

I bring all of this up to bring home the point that we are currently enduring another attempted coup funded and manipulated by rich white men who reject Democracy .  The sooner we catch on that this “Shutdown” has little to do with the politicians involved the more likely we’ll be able to save the Republic from annihilation.

Updated 10/8/2013

Bernie Sanders is a great man who is not afraid to speak truth to power. At first like I good little boy I too thought this shutdown was blameable on the capriciousness of a petty political party. I realize now that the party has been bought and paid for like the ignorant miserable miscreants who call themselves tea party patriots. Tools.

The Truth About Our Spending Problem

It is really quite simple.
ImageTHIS man is the reason we are being lectured to by Republicans about runaway spending. The 2008 Bush Bank Bailouts started out at 700 BILLION…it has now grown to 1.8 TRILLION, The Iraq War 2 TRILLION plus, and Afghanistan War’s most conservative estimate is just under 300 BILLION. TOTAL? 2 unpaid for wars and not a dime was returned by the banksters Totals 4.1 TRILLION dollars. GW Bush. The gift that keeps on taking. They keep trying to somehow blame the Black Guy for this but the numbers speak for themselves. Numbers do not lie. Numbers are facts free of passion. THIS man is the reason why old people will have to eat cat food and why kids will be kicked off of food stamps and Headstart. So the next time one of these Republicants spouts off more lies please do not forget who started this. Oh by the way the ACA has already been fully funded.

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The Truth about GW Bush in 24 Graphs

The former Miscreant in Chief recently opened his presidential lieberry. Unlike most “Libraries” there is little truth to be found in these hollow halls. He has re-written modern history by revising his role in the economic collapse that we are still recovering from, the diminishing of privacy rights, 9/11, and the baseless war in Iraq. In the days and years to come a well orchestrated effort to re-invent a positive legacy for the most inept and corrupt president in US history will be launched and perpetuated. Soon US history books published by his corrupt brother Neil and an endless parade of personal sycophants will soon extoll the “virtues and accomplishments” OF THE “PRESIDENCY” of GW Bush. Enjoy the FACTS now while you still can.

Do Not Forget 9/11

Well the 9/11 anniversary is here. It’s that time of the year when Republican miscreants,   former office holders, incrumbents  and candidates alike, hit the talk show circuit. With a singular objective of blame placing and finger pointing in an effort to distract from the biggest political shame and blunder in modern history. Whether they are hawking a terrible book, pretending they are actually doing something or just getting a small taste of the worldwide attention they longingly remember, one can be sure to be re-inventing history because the truth doesn’t make them look so good. History makes them downright despicable. Their redemption is in their revisionism.

Recently both Bush and his Geppetto (Dick Cheney) have been appearing to throw former colleagues under the bus while polishing their revisionist history skills.  MOST recently, Bush cynically wondered in an interview  ‘Why didn’t we know this?’. He would have us believe that he and his entire administration were shocked and surprised that 9/11 happened. For this to be true Bush would have had to make sure that NONE of his staff present at the Clinton Presidential transition briefings in December 2000 and January 2001.

OK so that one might have slipped through Bush’s radar…twice.

Perhaps then he and his advisers were asleep when a THIRD terrorism report entitled “Bin Laden determined to strike in US” was presented on August 6, 2001. A fact that Oil apologist Condoleezza Rice STILL denies.

These guys are liars by trade. They are masters of mendacity. When Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, and Rice look you in the eye and tell you in their best Sgt. Schultz impression “I know nothing”. Look them back in the eye and say to them “You are a lying son of a bitch who allowed innocent Americans to die”.

The corporate media will not ask questions. They will allow the lies to go unchallenged. Every Republican with a microphone will be spewing lies to achieve whatever cynical object is important at the moment. Please challenge them. The democracy is in danger. These people are the new weapons of mass distraction designed to distract you from the harsh reality that the GOP has nothing to offer. No plans. No agenda. No solutions. They don’t want you paying attention.

But whatever you do, do not forget 9/11. Do not forget who let it happen. Do not forget who lied about about what they  knew and used it for economic and political advantage.

Most of all do not forget how many hundreds of thousands of humans died to avenge the deaths of over 4000 including the 227 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes and perhaps 1100 first responders.

Constitutional Record of George Bush

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With the incessant and erroneous right wing supposition that somehow President Obama has perverted and subverted the US Constitution, I thought it might be appropriate to compare and contrast the Conservabot Obama mendacious mythology to the actual truth  of what the GW Regime did to a Constitutional United States. Those of you on the extreme right  of everything will have no trouble dismissing the following brilliant report merely because of the objective source. As I and the Cato Institute have also reminded you many times before, you are entitled to your own opinions but not your own facts. The facts contained herein are verifiable and multiply sourced. Click below for enlightenment.

Constitutional Record of George Bush

Tomas Young Explains Decision To End His Life

Further evidence of the ongoing destructive power of GW Bush and Dick Cheney’s legacy of misery and death.  The American people and perhaps the world are profoundly worse off for allowing these miscreants to come into power in the first place.

One may well ask why do I continue to be obsessed with what I perceive to be the evils of GW and his sick regime. After all he has been gone from the public eye for years. I will  write more this later but simplistically put for the moment, I am reminded of the extermination of my ancestors at the hands of a regime who fooled and later bullied its own people into blind unquestioning allegiance, loyalty and the abdication of their natural given rights. To bear witness to horrible crimes is to prevent such crimes from occurring again.

The story of Tomas Young is doubly sadder because it never had to happen in the first place. He will have died for a lie and hubris.

The following is an update of our previous post was also found on The Huffington Post.

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Just over nine years ago, a sniper’s bullet turned Tomas Young’s life upside down.

It was 2004, and Young, who had enlisted in the Army after Sept. 11 out of a sense of duty, was serving on a tour in Iraq. He wasn’t sure why his service had brought him there and not to Afghanistan, where the Sept. 11 plotters had been harbored. But his skepticism made little difference when his convoy came under attack, ultimately leaving him paralyzed from the chest down.

His recovery, chronicled in the documentary “Body of War” and by Chris Hedges in a recent Truth Dig article, has since been marked by a series of ups and downs. But lately, Young, now 33, says it’s been mostly downs. The pain and decline of his health and bodily function have led Young to decide that he’ll stop receiving treatment later this year, a move that will eventually allow him to, as he put it in February according to the Ridgefield Press, “one day go away.”

In an interview with KCUR’s Frank Morris broadcast on NPR over the weekend, Young and his family spoke more about his deliberations.

“I decided that I was no longer going to watch myself deteriorate,” Young told Morris.

While Young made some progress toward recovery in the years after the incident — some of which was documented in 2009’s “Body of War” — in 2008 he suffered a pulmonary embolism and an anoxic brain injury that impaired his speech and left him with limited use of his arms. He’s since undergone numerous painful surgeries and treatments to deal with emerging medical problems.

Young’s mother, Cathy Smith, told NPR that the setbacks have been both emotionally and physically crushing to her son.

 

“To be a paraplegic, deal with that, and then wake up and you’re a quadriplegic and you can’t use your voice, which is what you were learning to use,” she says. “So many people wanted him to speak, and he couldn’t speak anymore.”

Young had emerged as one of the more outspoken anti-war activists throughout his recovery, and his story and words have served as a powerful reminder of the human costs of the war in Iraq.

For the 10th anniversary of the war, Young penned a scathing open letter to former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney, accusing them of “egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans — my fellow veterans — whose future you stole.” The letter quickly went viral, and he eventually read the letter live on Democracy Now! alongside his wife, Claudia Cuellar, where they gave insight into their activism and struggle.

Young has said publicly that he’ll stop talking to the press on April 20, the anniversary of his marriage, and shortly thereafter, will remove his feeding tube and stop receiving the daily regimen of medical treatment that keeps him alive. His announcement has sparked a debate about whether Young should be allowed to intentionally end his life. NPR followed up with Sandra Silva, vice president of education at the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City, who said Young’s decision was acceptable under both legal and medical laws.