I'm so glad to see an article linked at the moment called The criminal conspiracy that destroys America, with this lead-in showing at ANU.ORG: "Sadly, the President of the United States is a criminal. In fact, he should be arrested, tried and sentenced to life in prison as a repeat offender. He is a war criminal who led this nation into an illegal conflict based on lies.... "
The author ofthe article(Doug Thompson) wears fishing hat and plaid shirt and calls his column The Rant, but he's one of the few writers of any kind who are willing to say the unsayable, i.e. that Bush is (in effect) a gangster, with the implication that government amounts to a form of very prestigious but destructive and lethal gang activity. This is no mere "rant" -- it's exactly the serious work the Jew York Times, Washington Post, three big networks, PBS and cable are supposed to be doing.
I'm admittedly filling in Mr. Thompson's premises with my own verbiage but feel he deserves credit for applying the C-word to Bush and the Permanent Regime. The fact is that government IS CRIMINAL at all(yes, ALL)levels today, with the same patterns seen in the smallest hamlet thatcharacterize this president and any president!
The Supreme Court rules that municipalities can throw people out of their ancestral homes if they think they can squeeze more LOOT out of their property and aggrandizetheir own "LEGACY" by it -- e.g. through "development" and "improvement" whereit will do no intrinsic good for the taxpayers and only saddle them with ever-mounting debt. And seemingly within minutes of this monstrous ruling by the Supremes, the city I live in is mimicking this evil -- I believe in the guise of controlling waterrunoff. Perhaps your county is too? There are associations for counties and states now where the bureaucrats go on expensive retreats together and compare notes on how to gouge you and me more. I'm not making this up -- my county belongs to one such group, and pays $75,000 per year for the privilege!
The patterns are unmistakable yet nobody wants to face the full reality and call it what it really is. That's one of the reasons I'm so grateful for the existence of the Nationalist Times!
Actually I'll go the Times and Doug Thompson one better and observe that the pols are at war against the people. I've long maintained that what they do all day is not rulership, governance or even politics, but dispossession and annihilation -- the same exact things you'd expect from an enemy country. Few will want to agree with such an "extreme" view, but surely nobody who reads the daily material at our homepage can deny that that's what's taking place.
THEY want our stuff, and they want us out of the way. Yes, it's irrational and suicidal for them, but tyranny is always crazy and self-defeating. The Russkies wanted to nuke us, the Permanent Regime DOES IT by sickening us with fluoride, chemtrails, war, vaccines and lax "watchdog" policies, plus numerous forms of psychological bombardment -- some extremely sophisticated, somepainfully obvious.
I don't pretend I'm being original here -- better and more renowned thinkers than /\/.\/\/. have said all this through the years. But it is said too seldom. The good news is that we could still take the country back overnight if a small critical mass of people would learn their rights and some basic freedom technology. The resources are readily available (not least through the NaTimes' Northern Voice bookstore); it remains to be seen how many folks will take the time to seize the moment.
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I could have put this comment on another thread, but this'll do in that it's about acrime, among other things.
I'm talking about this guy, Jacob D. Robida (18 yrs old) who went crazy in Mass. and attacked patrons of a gay bar with a gun and an axe. He was shot and wounded in Ark. after killing a policeman there. His own girlfriendwho was accompanying him was killed inthe same encounter with police that he was wounded.
It's interesting that people are going insaneeverywhere in our country, almost daily, with deadly results andthe society at large can't recognize it for what it is.I guess they just think anymore, that it's the way things are.
Well, things aren't supposed to be like this.
I'm convinced that a lot of the time mind-alteringprescription drugs areinvolved -- ritalin, anti-depressants, heavy downers etc. Such medications can have wild side effects which are too rarely discussed. Edited by: nelson
Sam Francis had a greatobservation a few years back to the effect of how few Americans rebel considering the giant madhouse in which they live. If I can find the time I'll try and dig up theactual quote.
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Don, I believe I have found the quote you are talking about. It is in the book Dr. Francis published in 1997 titled, Revolution from the Middle. This is a collection of his Chronicles essays. The relevant essay is titled, An Electorate of Sheep. It originally appeared in the November 1992 issue of Chronicles. Below is the quote by Samuel Francis:
"What is really amazing about American society today is not that there is so much violence and resistance to authority but that there is so little, that therrte is not or has not long since been a full-scale violent revolution against the domination and exploitation of the mass of the population by it's rulers. A people that once shot government officials because they taxed tea and stamps now receives the intrusions of the Internal Revenue Service politely; a society that once declared it's independence on the grounds of states' rights noe passively tolerates federal judges and civil servants who redraw the lines of electoral districts, decide where small children will go to school, let hardened criminals out of jail without punishment, and overturn local laws that are popularly passed and have long been enforced."
Dr. Francis later wrote that Middle Americans are themselves dependent on the very system mentioned for employment and benefits. Before his death, he realized that Middle Americans arefor various reasons, not inclined to revolt. Unfortunately, he didn't live to expand on this.
That is a beaut of a quote and makes me nostalgic for the OLD Chronicles magazine, the one from about 1987-92 that was a major influence on my growth as newborn (fortysomething) write winger. Ah, those wonderful days ofexploration and discovery-- had never heard of Chron when I saw an ad for it in National Review (which was still the most rightward mag public libraries were willing to stock). Tried a subscription to Chron and never looked back; wonder how many other NR readers it's liberated?
Chron featured beautiful writing from level-headed rightists* of a kind I'd always wanted to have around me but didn't know it. Editor Thomas Fleming and his fellowEast Euro Momcilo Selic, Jane Greer and band of other 'umble yet sturdywordsmiths who should have been famous but seemed blissfully unaware of any such thought. Presently someone named Samuel Francis joined theroster and his writing was massive, flawless, electrifying! I talked him up to a Populist Party comrade and he caught the spirit through the magazine too. Wonder how many others Chron brought under the Sam Francis spell.
The irony of his quote, above, is that we ameriKans don't even have to shoot anybody or break anything to reclaim this country. All that's needed is for a small critical mass of people to use the system as it now stands to chase its ghosts and gangsters away. It is STILL set up overwhelmingly in our favor in spite of everything THEY have done to pervert and ruin it. Citizens seizing power in armed rebellion is an enticing romantic image, but one that isn't necessary. Genius has been defined as doing things right the first time, and sadly, most people prefer romanticism to anything so prosaic as that.
About 50 of us killed the career of a former SC governor who was, we're told, being groomed for presidential grandeur. That ain't even 10% of the population, it's ONE TEN THOUSANDTH of it in this state. In the Patriot Network and a small handful of other tax freedom orgs we're prostrating the IRS. How many fantastic legal and political victories did you read about in (The Nationalist Times') Dixie Diary all those months -- virtually all of them bloodless? Tons and tons. They're still going on and I wish I had time to rack them up for you.
I'm not taking away from Sam Francis, merely getting all carried away about what opportunity yet exists if we will only TAKE IT.
* except of course for the inevitable house zionist, in this case Rabbi Jacob Neusner
LATER............ One of the more outspoken guest writers in Chronicles was Florence King. The time she profiled the real, unvarnished Marion Barry (Washington DC's perennial thug mayor) in Chronicles and called him "disgusting beyond belief" was one of the turning points in my own discourse.
You had to bring all this up, didn't you, and I had to go in search of a certain column by her.... please, let's stop this, I'm not getting anything else done........and while I didn't find that column, this one did come to the surface which is the girl at her best! it dates from the Clinton era but note howprophetic it was.
Gay marriage is a consummation devoutly to be missed, but it's a dead cert. If you doubt it, try to remember the last time America turned down a vocal minority. In the Sixties we were the Girl Who Can't Say No, but she was a font of virtue compared to what we are now. Overcome by the miasmic gases of diversity and inclusion wafting from the Nineties swamp, we have turned into the Punchdrunk Kid, a twitching lummox with cauliflower ears who mumbles "Sure, Jake, sure" to everybody.
The preliminary stage of brainwashing is already underway. "Husband" and "wife" are yielding to "spouse," a vague usage that benefits no one but gays. Gov. Roy Romer recently vetoed Colorado's proposed anti-gay marriage law, calling it "mean-spirited," a word that functions in America like the bell in Pavlov's laboratory. And now Bill Clinton has announced, through his gay-liaison office, that he is "personally opposed" to homosexual marriage. This phraseology, a staple of the abortion debate, is a reminder not to let our premises stand in the way of our conclusions...............
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Here's another thing that should be a dead giveaway pols are up to no good: their habit (which the public mindless accommodates) of calling themselves and each other "honorable". How do you figure that out of all the occupations in the world it should be POLITICIANS AND JUDGES that this weird custom applies to? With Judges, the "honor" part becomes their name while court is in session -- "Your Honor", "His Honor" etc. The third-person factor is a tipoff they're some kind of royalty -- or officially believe themselves to be.*
I can think of a lot more lines of work more laden with real-world honor than Senator or Congressman -- and individuals that deserve it far more than any profession in the abstract, as well. To insist on being called honorable would logically connote, in the normal course of things,that either a person's ego needs adjusting or he's doing something lessthan honorable and wants to either confess or camouflage it. As far as I'm concerned these birds are indeedsimply trying to cover up their sinfulness and corruption. Consider this heading from a court transcript just sent me:
United States District Court For the Eastern District of North Carolina
DONALD SULLIVAN, LTC; JEFFREY S. SULLIVAN, SP4
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, GEORGE W. BUSH, Honorable; JOEL HEFLEY, Honorable, Chairman, House Committe on Official Conduct; HENRY HYDE, Honorable, Chairman, House Committee on International Affairs; JOHN BARCO, Chief of Staff, House Committee on Official Conduct; 535 JOHN DOES.
Incidentally, the case is a suit brought bytwo servicemen to stop the Bush admin from going to war in Iraq. I haven't read the transcript, but it's linked here
witha statement that in it the Judge freely admits
.............on the record, that the President and the Congress have been in collusion violating the war powers for a long time and that this long course of history has changed the constitution. He said, "I think that it has occurred over a long period of time, and consequently, there is less hesitancy on the executive branch to preserve [the Constitution]. It's just like kids who break a rule the first 200 times and after a while they don't care; they don't acknowledge that the rule exists - the course of conduct over a long period of time has advanced that collusion, if you will, between those two branches (page 20)."
Then, Judge Fox, completely on his own initiative, brings up the income tax and offers it as another example of collusion by the President and the Congress that, because it has occurred over a long course of history, has changed the Constitution..............
* I believe that these are literal titles of nobility, a thing forbidden by law.
<DIV id=GuardianArticle>The cost of conflict
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'Ex-presidents club' gets fat on conflict
High-flying venture capital firm Carlyle Group cashes in when the tanks roll, writes Jamie Doward
<DIV id=GuardianArticle>It is the sort of thing they really could have done without. For 15 years one of America's most powerful venture capital groups has tried to play down suggestions that its multi-billion dollar funds get fat on the back of global conflict. But now, with the invasion of Iraq under way, a new book chronicling the relatively short history of the Carlyle Group threatens to draw attention to the company's close links with the Pentagon.
Dan Briody, author of the Iron Triangle, Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group, alleges the company's executives were so worried about his book they told staff not to talk to him. The Carlyle Group rejects this and argues the book is little more than a cuttings job based around some of the more crazy conspiracy theories found on the internet. It also points out that only around 7 per cent of its funds are invested in defence companies, far less than several other venture capital groups.
'Peel away the layers of factual errors and self-righteousness and all you're left with is baseless innuendo. This book should be exposed for what it is: a compilation of recycled conspiracy theories masquerading as investigative journalism,' said Chris Ullman, Carlyle's spokesman.
But Briody's account of how an upstart venture capi tal firm went from nothing to managing funds of nearly $14 billion in just 15 years, earning investors returns of around 36 per cent, is likely to reinforce the controversial image of the Carlyle Group and raise concerns about its influence in Washington and beyond.
Sometimes called the Ex-Presidents Club, Carlyle has a glittering array of ex-politicians and big league bankers on its board. Former secretary of state James Baker is managing director while ex-secretary of defence Frank Carlucci is chairman. George Bush senior is an adviser. John Major heads up its European operations. To give the conspiracy theorists plenty of ammunition, US newspapers have also highlighted the fact that current Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was a wrestling partner of Carlucci's at Princeton and the two have remained close friends ever since.
Interestingly though, Briody's book chronicles how Carlyle was founded by two relative unknowns - Stephen Norris, a former executive with the Marriott hotels group, and David Rubenstein, a Washington lawyer and former policy assistant to Jimmy Carter. The two men saved Marriott millions by spotting a tax loophole that the company exploited to great effect...............
Well well well well WELL -- The Washington Post admits that communists are really running the country (predictably without calling them that). Evidently this article was on page "AO4" of the print edition, showing that it's an issue of growing importance to the good folks at the paper.
Their dream is coming to fruition before their eyes -- a fully de-whitened ameriKa! Yes, the only people with a "stake" in the outcome of this bill are "Latino groups"; the "immigrant community" shall righteously prevail through their "muscle"; Congress exists for the purpose of giving the country over to everybody who hates it the most. Makes sense.
I guess the mothers of the writers of this glowing tribute are a white soccer mom from Minnesota or Massachusetts (KRISsah) or a black one (KrisSAH), and a nice Jewish social studies teacher from Los Angeles. Oh, how their hearts must pound with love and pride at their kids' "success" </span>in journalism! (Great find, Zungenstimme!)
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Veto Power in Immigration Debate
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By Krissah Williams and Jonathan Weisman
Wednesday, May 16, 2007; A04
When Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) declared last week that unnamed
"stakeholders" would decide whether Congress overhauls immigration law this
year, Latino organizations in Washington understood exactly what he meant.
After laboring in obscurity for decades, groups such as the National Council
of La Raza, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the
National Immigration Forum are virtually being granted veto power over perhaps
the biggest domestic issue coming before Congress this year. Organizations that
represent what is now the nation's largest minority group are beginning to
achieve power commensurate with their numbers.
"There's a real sense that the Latino community is key to the solution in
this debate, so now they are reaching out to us more than ever," said Eric
Gutierrez, lead lobbyist for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational
Fund, or MALDEF. "Neither party wants to make a misstep politically."
Such groups were practically in the room yesterday, maintaining contact as
Democratic and Republican senators tried to hammer out a new immigration bill
before a deadline set by Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) for today before he moved it last night to
Monday. The contours began to emerge for a bill that would couple a tightening
of border controls with a guest-worker program and new avenues for an estimated
12 million undocumented workers to work legally.
Negotiators agreed yesterday that illegal immigrants would be granted a new Z
Visa, allowing legal residency for eight years. During that time, the head of an
undocumented household would have to temporarily go back to the home country to
apply for permanent U.S. legal status for his or her family. Holders of Z Visas would
then have to pay a fine and back taxes, undergo a criminal background check, and
begin to work toward citizenship.
But Republicans and Democrats were still trying to bridge a deep divide over
two remaining issues: Whether 400,000 foreigners entering the country as
temporary workers would have to leave the country after three years or be
granted a chance to stay permanently, and how extended family ties should be
weighed in granting visas to those seeking to enter the country.
A deal on those tough issues could depend on the assent of Kennedy's
"stakeholders," Democratic negotiators agreed. Democratic leaders, who are
fighting for the loyalty of the fast-growing Latino electorate, have no desire
to embrace legislation that could end up alienating the voters they are trying
The early word from the groups is not promising.
"Some of the proposals that are coming from the negotiations in the Senate
and White House are measures that the immigrant community advocates
are wholly against, particularly the elimination of some aspects of family
reunification," said William Ramos, a spokesman for the National Association of
Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
The groups also oppose a policy that would force immigrants to return to
their home countries for an extended period and to petition for reentry.
Latino organizations know well that they have muscle to flex. A bill passed
by the House last year that would have made illegal immigration a felony drove
millions of Latinos into the streets in cities across the country last
When the current immigration law was written 21 years ago, the League of
United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, tacitly approved the legislation, even
though it provided no direct path to citizenship for most temporary workers. But
the Latino community was much smaller then, and illegal immigration was a
regional issue, confined mostly to California, Texas and New York.
Today, U.S. citizens of Latino descent, having eclipsed African Americans as
the nation's largest minority, are far more organized and politically active.
"We're not going to let them screw it up," said Brent A. Wilkes, LULAC's national executive director.
LULAC, MALDEF, La Raza and the National Immigration Forum are part of a broad
network of immigrant rights groups that hold nightly conference calls and
strategy sessions on the legislation. The groups speak daily with top aides in
Reid's and Kennedy's offices.
The White House, well aware that immigration may offer President Bush his last best chance at a major domestic
achievement for his second term, has worked hard to keep the groups on board,
even as Bush has shifted to the right with a new plan that is tougher than the
proposals he embraced last year.
The White House held a meeting 2 1/2 weeks ago with Latino advocates, labor
unions and civil rights organizations in which an adviser outlined an
administration's policy based on increased border security and a
temporary-worker program. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez have also met with some of
"At least they are paying attention to us," said MALDEF President John
The groups have also made it clear to Republicans that they are willing to
press hard this year.
"Power is not handed over. To get your place at the table, you have to fight
for it," Wilkes said.
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These few pithy words appeared in the Sept. 29 issue of the excellent Rhinoceros Times newspaper in Charlotte, specifically in "Sound of the Beep", a feature consisting of people's phoned-in anonymous ventings. It was right after the three Duke athletes got off the hot seat. Nifong has been mildly punished, but as usual it's the taxpayers that get to pick up the real tab!
Yes, I bet the residents are real – the residents of Durham are very happy tonight. They just got a $30 million tax hike for five years that they have to pay these boys that they accused. So, they ought to be happy with Nifong. We in Greensboro are jealous of that. We'd like to get some of that action, too, because our taxes aren't high enough. $30 million over five years. Go Nifong. You socked it to them good. You're my hero.
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