McCain the Maverick Dictator

October 9, 2008

Not to belabor the point but, John McCain may just be the candidate of fascism. Here are a video of the old POW survivor slipping up and saying what’s really on his mind. First, he offhandedly mentions a sentiment George Bush had laughed off: the aspiration of becoming dictator of the United States. A dictator is “a person exercising absolute power, esp. a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession”. Is that why America invaded Iraq? To overthrow a dictator?


Martial Law in America coming in October

September 24, 2008

Beginning in October, the Army plans to station an active unit inside 
the United States for the first time to serve as an on-call federal 
response in times of emergency. The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st 
Brigade Combat Team has spent thirty-five of the last sixty months in 
Iraq, but now the unit is training for domestic operations. The unit 
will soon be under the day-to-day control of US Army North, the Army 
service component of Northern Command. The Army Times reports this new 
mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated 
assignment to Northern Command. The paper says the Army unit may be 
called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control. The soldiers 
are learning to use so-called nonlethal weapons designed to subdue 
unruly or dangerous individuals and crowds. 


Marital Law in Action at RNC

September 5, 2008

In preemptive arrests, 8 activists were charged with “Conspiracy to commit riot”, which is a federal offense, and could lead to a sentence of 7 years. These were members of the RNC Welcoming Committee accused of assisting and coordinating protesters who, during the week of the Republican National Convention, became involved in clashes with riot police. Although the 8 did not directly participle in criminals acts during the actual protest marches, due in part to their earlier arrests, they bear the responsibility of the actions of those who did commit the acts according to authorities. The arrests were made after extensive surveillance of all the members and executed on Saturday, August 30 in daylight raids with weapons drawn. 

 


Martial Law in America

August 11, 2008

As public unrest grows in America, Martial Law is becoming an acceptable solution. 

Bush signs unconstitutional “power grab” presidential directives NSPD51 and HSPD20, giving him full-dictatorial powers in the event of a loosely defined “catastrophic emergency.”

The “National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive” NSPD-51, loosely defines “catastrophic emergency” as “any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions.”

 

Of course, this is all just conspiracy theory and paranoia.


John Cusack, a real American Hero

March 30, 2008

Does anyone remember the internet campaign to elect John Cusack for President? You know a movement was real if you bought the t-shirt, right?  “Cusack For Prez” “He made the tough decisions in Grosse Pointe Blank. He couldn’t be bought in Eight Men Out. He’s cooler than John Malkovich. And we like his politics so far.” That was the slogan, but the old website, cusackforpresident.com, is gone. Maybe it’s time to give it another go. Maybe a Cusack/Nader ticket. American needs a healthy 3rd party option. The following is a sample of Mr. Cusack’s political potential…    http://rawstory.com/news/2008/John_Cusack_movie_takes_on_war_0329.html 

John Cusack was on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and spoke about his upcoming film, War. Inc., which according to Cusack focuses on the military-industrial complex.The film, says Cusack, differs from other films inspired by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan because, it “has a much more absurdist take on [war].”Cusack added, “some things are so vicious if you didn’t look at them through a different lens you couldn’t get out of bed. And certainly the war profiteering, immorality and illegality of this disastrous, free-market Utopian enterprise out there is certainly well-documented.”While explaining that the film shares similar themes as those found in Naomi Klein’s book, The Shock Doctrine, Cusack said, “the very core things that make up our government like wars or interrogation or border patrol, jailing, any of those types of things that you would think would be sacred things that would happen with the state are now being turned into for-profit enterprises. And if you want all these things to be, if you want corporate ethics to be our national interest, then you have the situation we’re in now. But right now, when you think that we’ve out sourced everything to interrogation, which means torture is a cost-plus enterprise, I think you can see a complete spiritual bankruptcy to this whole neo-con movement. It’s a nightmare beyond anything you can really imagine.”Maher asked if these issues were just a result of a neo-conservative movement and Bush administration or evidence of a “rot in America itself that is a lot deeper.”Cusack responded, “Yeah, I do think the issue goes deeper, a lot deeper.”Adding later, “Some of these truths are so horrible you don’t want to think about that, but it’s just — I mean the gig’s up. If guys who are statesmen on CNN are also sitting on the board and are shareholders in some of the most profitable defense contractors in the world and they publicly make the case to go to war, got to war, then create a new market with the war, come back and speak evangelically about free markets that aren’t free, these aren’t particularly subtle fact and the stock prices jump 145% and their companies are awarded $2.3 billion contract. After a while you have to expose and shame and indict and hopefully convict the participants in this illegal immoral ideology.”    

 


“You are a Fascist and a Liar, Mr. Bush” Keith Olbermann

February 17, 2008

American Fascism updated:  


American Facists are funny

September 23, 2007

Facism is alive and well in America. There’s insercurity and fear in the hearts of Americans which has allowed for wiretapping, torture, foreign wars, electoral fraud, etc. to go unchallenged. Corporate power has become the doctrine of the goverment. Alan Greenspan has recently admitted the true reason for the invasion of Iraq is oil, which has been vehemently denied by the Bush administation. Suspicions still loom about the twin tower collapse and the mysterious implosion of building no. 7. Hilter said “The great masses of people. . .will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.” We are living a history lesson. I remember the “great question” our teachers posed us: (see The Wave) How could the good people of Germany be so complicant to the evils of the Nazis? It takes a systematic shakedown of institutions, a shock to the nation’s psyche, an enemy to hate, and a superior ideal to fight for. Here’s a definition of fasicism from Robert Paxton: “A form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion.” America has been primed. If another major shock, as in terrorist attack or stock market crash, were to take place, could America fall off the edge into darkness? The following video is from a comedy show in Australian famous for breaching security at the APEC summit in Sydney dressed up as Bin Ladin. This clip highlights that shadow of fasicism that has been cast over the hearts of some Americans. Its hilarious but should also serve as a moral alarm. Insert quote: learn from past or doomed repeat. Anyways, watch the video but if you don’t chuckle at it and find yourself nodding: go get therapy.