Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Desperately seeking Tijuana: Does anyone know how to find asylum-seekers camps there?

     "Just say what you want and why you want it," said my friend.  Okay.  Here goes.

     "I plan to go to a book conference in San Diego in a few weeks and on March 11, 2020, I will have a free day and want to cross the border into Tijuana to try to find an asylum-seekers' camp so I can write about what is going on down there."  http://www.leftcoastcrime.org/2020/

     "Why in the freak would you want to do that?" replied my friend.  "Children in cages.  Starving and abused immigrants.  We already know all that.  We've been knowing that for years now.  Zero tolerance.  'Remain in Mexico'.  The Wall.  Poverty and horror.  We've already been knowing all that.  Problem solved.  Old news.  Stay home."

     "But I still want to know what is actually going on in the world -- not just what they tell us on TV.  And, even more important, if America hadn't invaded and plundered so many Latin American countries over the years, none of this shite would even be happening.  I want to find out those stories too."

     "Yeah, but...." replied my friend.  "Do you even know anybody in Tijuana?  How to get there?  Who to see?  What it will cost?  How not to get robbed and beaten up?"  Uh, no.

     But maybe somebody reading this will know?  Will get me across the border?  Will find me a taxi?  Will give me pesos and besos to give to little kids living in tents -- if they are lucky enough to even have tents?

     Somebody's gotta do this kind of stuff.  And keep doing it until it stops.  Somebody in America has to finally start actually acting like a real Christian.  "Might as well be me."  Or you.

     So.  Ask around.  Let me know.  Or even come with me.  Thanks.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Mortal Combat: 34 things that Americans really don't want to hear about 

1.  That America's foreign policy basically consists of piracy, theft and murder;

2.  That our dangerous obesity epidemic is caused by eating GMO wheat, high-fructose corn syrup, processed food, unstable amounts of sugar/sugar substitutes, fast food and pesticides;

3.  That Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden deserve to be treated as Superheroes for trying to save our freedom -- instead of being treated like Darth Vader and Joker;

4.  That Trump may be bat-shite cray-cray but Pence has sold his soul to the Devil -- and I know this because I met him personally in Iraq in 2007 as he positively gloried in all the evil murder and "war" going on over there  http://jpstillwater.blogspot.com/2007/04/letters-from-iraq-me-light-brigade-john.html;  

5.  That we are slowly but surely going back to the days of coat-hanger abortions.  Is this really what we want for our wives and daughters?  I would hope not;

6.  That 5G will give us brain cancer as well as high speed;

7.  That the human race's basic survival just might be more important than driving our cars to work and fueling up our F-35s;

8.  That the nasty preservatives and fillers in flu shots could be giving us Alzheimers at an alarming rate but how are we to ever know -- because Big Pharma cleverly blocks any comparative studies on this subject (and if they actually are being done, Google doesn't list them); https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/24/more-people-getting-flu-shots.aspx

9.  That our country is currently twenty-two (22) trillion dollars in debt and almost none of that money was spent on you and me.  At this rate, America will be going bankrupt just like the old Soviet Union -- and then we'll have oligarchs feeding on America's corpse too.  Someone needs to cut up America's credit cards immediately.  Screw the Federal Reserve!  It's more dangerous to us than Russia, China, Israel and Iran combined;

10.  That our very own political parties, congress members and supreme court justices are willing to do whatever it takes to get war-criminal presidents into office -- and I don't just mean Donald Trump;

11.  That the chances of our children and grandchildren getting good jobs, receiving a good education, avoiding taking up residence on our couches and living happily ever after are shrinking daily;

12.  That we need to use paper ballots and have our ballots counted only by Girl Scouts and nuns;

13.  That primitive tribes in the Amazon jungle are much happier than we are;

14.  That we currently spend multiple billions of $$$$ helping our Zionist "ally" create Greater Gaza in the Middle East -- but sooner or later this wanton spending on gulags is gonna come back to bite us in the butt;  https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/feeding-the-israel-lobby/

15.  That our babies' brains are too fragile to endure the onslaught of so many vaccinations at such a young age and thus really weird results may occur such as dyslexia, ADHD and gender confusion.  Pretty soon a huge percentage of our kids may be illiterate, hyperactive, gay, autistic, infertile or even dead.  Yuck!  "He was Murdered" – 13 Month Old Infant Dies 14 Hours After Receiving the Flu Shot

16.  That evil warmongers, heartless drug companies, greedy banksters and huge corporations are not our friends -- no matter what we are told by our televisions and SmartPhones;  Trump Tax Cut Hands $32 Billion Windfall to America’s Top Banks

17.  That racism will also come back to bite us in the butt too (again);

18.  That Zionists and Saudis, not Russia or Iran, are happily stabbing us in the back daily -- and Netanyahu and Prince BnB are not our BFFs either;   https://www.mintpressnews.com/cybereason-israel-tech-firm-doomsday-election-simulations/263886/

19.  That America is anything but a Christian nation even despite all that dust-up about the unborn (don't believe me?  Go ask Jesus how He feels about compassion, charity, murder and mercy);

20.  That since the "war" on Vietnam, Americans have become so increasingly afraid of their own shadows that 22,000 gun owners showed up at a rally in Virginia recently, many of them clutching ugly brutal military-grade weapons as if their very lives depended on possessing these monsters -- just to prove how very very afraid that they actually are;

21.  That our Congress is bought and paid for by huge corporations -- and so is our Presidency and Supreme Court; 

22.  That the very next homeless person gasping for clean air, unemployed, dying without healthcare, eating out of dumpsters, being a hater and contemplating suicide could be you (or me);  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/alabama-minimum-wage-raise-senate-blocks-birmingham-a6900251.html

23.  That our elections are all stolen, rigged, gerrymandered, poll-taxed and/or hacked (and not by Russians either);

24.  That FaceBook, Google, CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, etc. all happily censor our news and shamelessly lie to us;  ‘Brazen disinformation’: Syria narrative managers defend Douma chemical weapon hoax as OPCW comes under attack

25.  That human beings are wondrous creations.  All human beings.  Even women and children.  Even socialists.  Even poor people.  But will the earth miss us when we have finally driven ourselves extinct?  Not for a minute;

26.  That by murdering so many people abroad, we are also sealing our own doom here at home.  What goes around comes around;

27.  That those aren't "climate refugees" at our border.  They are asylum-seekers fleeing America's pirate foreign policy in Latin America.  And those 5,000-plus babies we are currently keeping in cages?  Words fail me.  We don't even treat puppies that badly;

28.  That the Trump impeachment was just a tacky side-show meant to distract us from seeing what is really going on in the Big Top -- where Wall Street and War Street perform in the center ring;

29.  That America's true artists and creators are forced to molder away in poverty like they were some unwanted outcasts starring in the opera La Boheme -- starvation, attic garrets, tuberculosis and all;

30.  That Trump, like some weird horny guy who will say anything to get into our pants, told us all kinds of lies just to get elected -- and has gone back on almost all of them.  For instance, Trump promised to lower taxes but when I went in to get my taxes done yesterday, I was told that a $4,000 earned income credit for low-income wage earners had been eliminated under Trump. 

     Trump also promised to reduce the national debt but just look at us now.  We're more in debt now than we have ever been -- and with much more debt to come.  He also promised to shrink the Federal Reserve.  Ha!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucoF5hnqz7Q&feature=youtu.be

31.  That America is a top manufacturing giant -- but only of weapons of mass destruction.  And these deadly weapons are being sold to the Saudis so that Prince BnB can massacre helpless Yemeni babies.  That's embarrassingly shameful;

32.  That America claims to be a democracy.  Ha!  America is just one more sleazy top-down oligarchy.  Get used to it;

33.  That President Assad of Syria is actually a good guy and Syrians love him because he has become their High Noon hero who saved them from all those gun-toting American-Zionist-Saudi oil-mad dry-gulching propaganda-spewing rustlers -- and also saved Syria from ISIS too.  http://jpstillwater.blogspot.com/2019/10/union-maid-my-wonderful-visit-with.html

34.  That life in America doesn't have to be this way.  Unless we have a death wish.

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Friday, February 07, 2020

Art of concealing the Real Deal: That Trump might not be healthy enough for a second term

     So.  What was your main take-away from this year's State of the Union speech?  That the leader of the (theoretically) most enlightened and democratic country in the world is a liar, a bigot, a blasphemer and a war criminal?  Or that Rep. Pelosi might have cajones after all?  Well, sure, that too.

     But for me, the most obvious thing drummed into my head that night, time after time in the space of two hours, was that our President is looking rather unhealthy.

     Talking-head pundits keep trying to wrongly convince us that Bernie Sanders, the Energizer Bernie himself, might not be physically fit enough to serve out a four-year term in the White House.  But.  I'm totally willing to bet you a McDonald's cheeseburger with fries and a milkshake that, if elected, Donald Trump won't even make it to 2022 before his health fumbles -- let alone survive the whole nine yards.  

     And I don't make this prediction lightly. 

     Let's just look at the obvious.  The man is obese.  He appears to have high blood pressure.  We know from his weird 3:00 am Tweets that he doesn't sleep well at night.  He's famous for his sniffles and snorts.  He's got a nasty temper.  His health history for the past 50 years shows us that he didn't take care of himself all that well -- was a party animal, substance abuser, purveyor of prostitutes and close friend of Jeffry Epstein.  And at the State of the Union event, Trump almost made even Rush Limbaugh look healthy.

     What are the actual chances of this obviously-unwell septuagenarian lasting another four years?  He could possibly drop dead of a stroke at any minute, bless his heart.  What would an actuarial table tell us?  "No deal."

     So let's take these highly significant factors into consideration when casting our ballots next November.  Do we really want the President of the United States of America to end up in a rest home or on life-support because of us?  Let's just quietly retire him to Mar-a-Lago before it's too late and he suffers the Big One because of us.

PS:  Perhaps what President Trump really needs is MediCare for All!


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Sunday, February 02, 2020

Immigration's third wave: "What goes around comes around..."

     I'm currently reading Benjamin Madley's lengthy and obviously well-documented tome, An American Genocide.  This book is truly a hard slog.  I can only stand to read four or five pages a day.  Its appendices and footnotes alone take up 326 pages.  Good grief.  https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300181364/american-genocide

     However, the simple gist of the book is only this:  "When the California gold rush began, immigrant American miners streamed into our Golden State by the thousands and then systematically slaughtered, exterminated and/or murdered almost every California Native in the state.  In cold blood."  It was a true bloodbath. 

     American vigilantes and militiamen shot, hung, drowned, scalped, burned alive and/or hacked to death every single California Indian they could find.  The elderly?  Women, children and babies?  Didn't matter.  They were all murdered in their beds.  Or bonfires were made of still-living babies -- who obviously burned faster and brighter.

      And if that wasn't horror enough, our very own federal and state governments happily paid for the ammunition and matches for all this heartless slaughter as well.  And we even paid for this second wave of vigilante immigrants' horses, wages and supplies too.

     California Natives comprised the first wave of immigrants to arrive on these golden shores.  For over 6,000 years, hundreds of thousands of them lived peacefully here.  And yet there are almost no American Natives left in California today.  Did you ever wonder why?  Now you know.

      And now there's a third wave of immigrants coming here as well.  But are they also going to slaughter all of us who are already here -- like the gold miners did to the California Natives?  No.  This third wave of immigrants is not like the gold-mining second wave.  We got lucky.  They just want to be Americans too.

     But what's the alternative to peaceful immigration?  That we Americans today will also become just like those heartlessly evil, baby-slaying and un-Christian gold rush miners -- murderers and pond scum with black marks on their souls and rotting in Hell at the end of the day?  (Having descended from seven generations of Methodist ministers, I recognize Hell-fire and brimstone when I see it!) 

     And with Americans already putting babies in cages at our border, conducting vicious ICE raids, gearing up concentration camps where people are already dying, and running a cruel "Remain in Mexico" policy for legal asylum-seekers, Americans today, just like our gold-mining ancestors, are also on the royal road to Hell.

     Our planet has gotten so much smaller these days.  We are all now immigrants on this big blue marble.  Isn't it finally time to start making nice?

PS:  I'm going to San Diego to attend a book conference during the second week in March, and will have a few free days there before it begins.  http://www.leftcoastcrime.org/2020/index.html

     During that time, I would love to go down to the US border at Tijuana and see what our modern-day gold-mining evil-doers are up to with their deplorable "Remain in Mexico" concentration camps now.  Does anybody have any contacts in these camps so that I could go see them and then report back?  If so, please let me know.  Thanks.

PPS:  Immigration's fourth wave?  Not gonna be pretty.  If Americans blatantly continue murdering, bombing, torturing, pirating and farting around with the rest of the world's treasures, food supply, freedom, people, ecosystems and oil, those of us who will still be alive here after our made-in-America World War 3 are gonna have all sorts of Visigoths and Barbarians at our gates -- and boy, are they really gonna be pissed off!    

     "What goes around comes around..."  

     We Americans can do better than this coronavirus infection of murderous hatred.  Much better.


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Saturday, January 25, 2020

America's pyramid Ponzi scheme: Republi-Dems at the top, us at the bottom

     In 1963, Hannah Arendt wrote a 368-page book called On Revolution.  It is a hard slog to get through but basically boils down to one sentence.  "It takes a village to raise a democracy."

     And yet here we are, in America, almost 70 years later -- and only allowed to have our say once every four years, for perhaps 30 seconds spent in electronic voting booths that are rigged -- if we are even allowed to vote at all.

     Professor Arendt, you were living in dreamland.  In America today, our much-touted yeoman citizen-voice of freedom simply doesn't exist.  Republicans tell us to vote for Ken dolls.  Democrats tell us to vote for anyone who isn't Bernie, Elizabeth or Tulsi.

     Instead, we gots numerous public relations firms, endless commercials and whole bunches of media-savvy billionaire pundits telling us how to vote and even what to think.  "Vote for me," the guys at the top always tell us.  "We will stop abortion, stop gay marriage, stop affirmative action."  Seriously?  Those three agenda items were Jesus's major concerns?  Give me a break.

     Meanwhile the guys at the top of the American pyramid scheme are stealing our money, our jobs and our values -- while laughing all the way to the bank as millions die in Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, the slums of Mumbai and Brazil, and the homeless camps on the fringes of San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas and Washington DC.  https://jpstillwater.blogspot.com/2019/11/homelessness-in-dallas-dangerous.html

     You don't have to read Hannah Arendt to know which way the wind blows in America right now -- but her major premise is still spot-on even today.  Democracy can only truly exist at the village level.  We've been conned.  Democracy in America hasn't existed in over a century.


     Professor Arendt's ideal of the citizen-democrat might still be a possibility, even in this modern age of billionaire politicians, mega-corporate lobbyists and electoral pyramid schemes.  We might still be able to demand "government by the people, of the people and for the people" -- governent by individual town-hall meetings like she advocated for, where everyone has his or her say and we aren't kicked around by power-mad leaders in a top-down Ponzi scheme where we at the bottom lose all.

      But if that is ever going to happen, we gotta start organizing locally.  Join a union.  Join a town-hall meeting.  Speak up.  Participate.  Join the freaking PTA!

     And perhaps our town hall meetings could also be electronic.  Don't laugh.  Perhaps this new utopia could be called "FaceBook".  Or "Twitter".  If only.  If only FaceBook and Twitter weren't part of the current top-down pyramid scheme too. 

     What do you think? 

PS:  Professor Arendt also went on to say that freedom is a really big deal -- even more important than food or shelter.  And yet RepublDems tamper with our freedom even more than they tamper with our food and our shelter.  Forget that.  Why can't we have all three?

     Some of us are sick and tired of being at the bottom of America's pyramid Ponzi schemes.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

American democracy: We also vote with our feet

     According to Gayle Greene in her excellent book Insomniac, sleep is very important.  According to me, I do my very best thinking in my sleep.  So when I went over to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco recently to hear a lecture by Peter Dale Scott, I couldn't really understand what he was talking about -- until I slept on it.  https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520259966/insomniac

     Scott said that American history has been composed largely of various social movements.  Even the American Revolution was more of a social movement than a war.  "For another example, when the majority of Americans finally got fed up with all that wealth disparity during the Gilded Age, they initiated the graduated income tax back in 1909."

      This tax was originally designed to cut wealthy Robber Barons down to size -- except that now it has become graduated in the opposite direction.  You and I pay more.  Billionaires pay less.

     And after a good night's sleep last night, another idea just dawned on me with regard to current social movements here in America.  Let's take a look at our current voting system for instance.  What do you think about that?  America's wealthy elite have hacked our voting machines, smothered us with commercials paid for by Citizens United, gerrymandered us like pretzels, bought off Congress, stacked the Supreme Court, put a yes-man in the White House and even physically crossed a whole bunch of us off the voters' rolls.

     And yet.

     Even despite all these vote-suppression tactics, we Americans still arise from the ground up to vote with our feet.  We march.  We sign petitions.  We boycott.  We picket.  We strike.  We turn to alternative news sources.  We even sometimes begin to think for ourselves.  Yikes!   https://environmentaljusticetv.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/derrick-jensen-keynote-speech-earth-at-risk-conference-2014/

     And another social movement that is developing here in America is a new anti-war surge.  Our leaders in DC are constantly telling us, "You know you want it.  America's war on Iran is gonna be even better than Christmas morning!"  No, it's not.  We Americans are finally becoming sick and tired of having our money spent on oil-baron piracy in the Middle East and our kids coming home in a box.  And so an anti-war social movement is gradually building up again too.  https://alphahistory.com/vietnamwar/feel-like-im-fixin-to-die-rag-1969/

     According to Scott, however, the biggest American social movement of all is about to happen and is now in the works.  Consensus is about to be reached here -- no matter what the pundits tell us or Washington decides.

     "And what movement is that?" you might ask.  The climate crisis movement.  Apparently when all our forests burn down, we can no longer breathe safely and our toes curl up from the heat, Americans are finally going to reach a consensus and join together in a movement that will cross political, regional, religious, class and even racial lines.  And then Americans are going to truly vote with their feet.


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Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Soleimani, Iran's General Washington. Trump, America's mad King George

     Boy howdy, Trump has truly pissed off the Arab world this time.   "It's as if, back in 1776, that crazy King George III of England had somehow managed to pop a cap on General George Washington," said a friend of mine yesterday.  "People are furious in the Middle East right now.  There's no do-overs here.  The colonists are truly up in arms now!"  https://resistancenews.org/2020/01/08/iran-strikes-us-bases-in-iraq-to-avenge-martyr-soleimani-threatens-to-target-israel-and-us-bases-in-the-region-al-manar/

     That bad?  "Yeah." 

     It seems that Iranians are sick and tired of "Taxation without Representation" when it comes to their freedom (and their oil too, of course).  Who can blame them?  John Hancock would have also hated sanctions.  If some crazy monarch on the other side of the ocean had murdered Hancock's top general and sanctioned all his tea, he too would have left Valley Forge and crossed the Strait of Hormuz.

     But enough about analogies.  You get the point.  It has been absolute insanity for Trump to piss off the entire Middle East (and Russia, China and the rest of the world as well) by murdering General Soleimani in cold blood -- especially considering America's own history of demanding self-rule.

     And now Trump has got almost everyone in West Asia shouting "Give me liberty or give me death!" 

     And this new colonial Revolution east of Suez is also bad news for you and me too.  Why?  Because Trump hasn't even considered the fact that his monarchy has now driven America twenty-two (22) trillion dollars into debt -- and Trump simply doesn't have the budget to go around murdering everyone in the Middle East without sanctioning us Americans right down to our teabags as well.  https://consortiumnews.com/2020/01/06/the-economic-risks-of-trumps-reckless-assassination/


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Friday, January 03, 2020

Almost like a death in the family: Should I let my little red car die peacefully?

     "You gotta pass the smog test!" the department of motor vehicles screams at me.  So I obediently drive my sweet little red 1990 Toyota Tercel down to the local gas station -- and it passes the emissions test with flying colors.

     Good job, little car!

     But then the "check engine" light won't turn off.  Defective part.  "Sorry but they don't make that part any more," sez my mechanic.  So my car fails the smog test after all.  But am I really ready to let my little red car die?  Just like that?  After 30 long loyal years of faithful service?  What would Greta Thunberg do?

     Of course the right thing to do is to give up my little red car -- and help save the human race.  But then I look around me.  No one else is giving up any of their cars.

     And no one else is giving up their pollution-causing "wars" either.  War is the number-one polluter and cause of climate crisis on the planet today -- but I don't see anyone in Washington DC volunteering to give up their F-35s.  https://www.globalresearch.ca/battle-liberate-idlib-province-us-supported-terrorists/5699039

     Perhaps we should make it a mandatory requirement that all those thousands and thousands of gas-guzzling toxin-emitting made-in-America tanks, bomber jets, aircraft carriers, drones, Blackhawks, Tomahawks, space-force launchers, nuclear missiles, etc. be forced to take a smog test too!  http://www.currentinvective.com/issue.php

     And speaking of whether or not to die peacefully, we Americans are not being given that choice -- but Medicare-for-all would go a long way toward solving that problem, right?

     And speaking of all those toxic, smog-emitting tanks, bomber jets, nuclear missiles and other gross weapons of death?  They have all been out there on the front lines both here and abroad, faithfully winning all sorts of "wars".  They have won various "wars" on Afghans, Vietnamese, Iraqis, Central Americans, Syrians, Americans, Palestinians and Yemenis -- just to name a few.  The only catch to all these victories is that the winners have only been the greedy and shameless war-profiteers who started them for fun and profit in the first place. https://resistancenews.org/2020/01/04/nasrallahs-statement-about-qasem-soleimanis-murder/

     It's only average Americans like you and me who have lost all these wars.

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